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Pamela Ockerman

Pamela Ockerman, 53, of Carlisle passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Carlisle on Aug. 5, 1960 the daughter of Owens and Mildred Hatton Ockerman, Jr. She was an AVON representative and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
She is survived by her parents, Owens and Mildred Ockerman, Jr. of Carlisle; and a sister, Deborah (Daniel) Parker of Huntsville, Alabama.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at the Taul Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Seth Green and Brother Ted Marshall officiating. The burial followed in the Machpelah Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Damon Smith, Daniel Parker, Jamie Becraft, Owens Ockerman, Tanner Ockerman, and T. J. Bigstaff.

William James Sexton

William James "Bus" Sexton, 81, husband of Theresa Sexton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at UK Hospital after a long illness. He was born on Oct. 24, 1932 to the late Roy Sexton and Opal Sexton Hamilton. He was a member of the Carlisle Baptist Church and a member of Dougherty Lodge 365 F&AM. He was retired from Roadway after 30 years. He was also a veteran of The United States Air Force during the Korean War.
Also surviving are a daughter, Kay (Gary) Ralls of Mt. Sterling; a step-son, Brian (Nicki) Austin, Blairsville, Georgia; three grandchildren: Chad Ralls, Jamie (Josh) Philpot, and Christina (Shawn) Willoughby; a step-grandson, Dr. Wesley (Dr. Kate) Austin of Washington D.C.; four great-grandchildren; three brothers: Ronnie (Janice) Sexton, Doug (Missy) Sexton, and Jack Sexton, all of Carlisle; five sisters: Nancy Bussell, Emma Williams, Betty (Thrashley) Markland, Patricia ( Donald) Markland, and Judy ( Harry ) Harp.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2014 at the Carlisle Baptist Church with Bro. Micah Spicer and Bro. Steve Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Carlisle Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ricky Bussell, Troy Bussell, Don Jr., Patrick Markland, Thrashly Markland, Jr., Jeffrey Arnold, Preston Sexton, and Ray Phillips. Honorary bearers were Tammy Phillips, Ronda Hunt, Connie Hinton, Regina Purvis, Tonya Overstreet, Nicole Jones, Farrah Sexton, Josh Philpot, Jack Lenz and Russanna Taylor. Carlisle-Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Janette Hughes Ritchie

Janette Hughes Ritchie, 75, widow of Paul Ritchie, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at Johnson-Mathers Nursing Home. Born in Mason County on July 12, 1938 Janette was a retired bus driver for Nicholas County Schools, a former employee of the Nicholas County Hospital, and member of the Ruddles Mill United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons: James Clay Tincher, and Patrick Paul (Susan) Ritchie, both of Carlisle; two daughters: Lisa Tincher (Ron) McClain of Mt. Sterling, and Linda Tincher (Tony) Fryman, of Carlisle; three step-children: Debbie Ritchie and John Paul (Diane) Ritchie, both of Carlisle, and Beverly (Doris, Jr.) Waters of Paris; one brother, Kenny (Louise) Hughes of Sardis; two sisters: Betty Florer of Georgetown, and Helen Evans of Carlisle; two step-brothers: Jerry (Helen) Stewart and Ronnie (Bessie) Stewart; two step-sisters: Peggy (Billy) Rose and Mary "Toots" (Bill) Wheaton; 16 grandchildren: Janet (Travis) Baldwin, Becky (Andy) Spargo, Tony Lee (Becky) Fryman, Jr., Tabitha (Sam) Reid, David (Deanne) Tincher, Judy (Michael) Campbell, Paul Ritchie, Taylor Ritchie, Paula Auxier, Chrisa Auxier, Jennifer Ball, Brittany Ritchie, Stevie Gray, Michael Waters, Holly Waters, and Shawn Fugate; 10 great-grandchildren: Hagan and Gavin Fryman, Maddox and Finley Reid, Alexis Ockerman, Talen Spargo, Tyler Warren, Michael Tincher, James Tincher, and Shelby Campbell; as well as several step-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were her son, Jeffrey Tincher; her father, Jesse Hughes; her mother, Ruby Purcell Hughes Stewart; her step-father, Elmo Stewart; and a grandson, Scotty Fugate.
Services were held at 12 noon on Monday, Mar. 3, 2014 at the Carlisle Christian Church by the Rev. Steve Smith and the Rev. John Smith. Burial followed in Carlisle Cemetery. Casket bearers were Benny Buckler, Sr., Kenny Day, Stevie Gray, Matt Hughes, Greg Reid, and Bubba Sidles. Honorary bearers were Tommie Bowles, Karen Day, Nancy Fryman, Elaine Hardwick, JoAnn Mitchell, and Robin Wright. Visitation Video tribute and condolences are available at www.mathersgaunce.com.

Wiletta Stanfield Manley

Willetta Stanfield Manley, 85, of Sharpsburg passed away on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at her residence. She was born on June 14, 1928 the daughter of the late Jessie and Opal McClain Manley. She was a homemaker, a member of the Springfield Presbyterian Church, and the widow of Howard Manley.
She is survived by one son, Donald Manley of Sharpsburg; one brother, Harold Stanfield of Flemingsburg; two grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Taul Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Todd Boyce officiating. Burial followed in the Crown Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shannon Manley, Donald Manley, Jr., Brandon Manley, Bobby Leach, Kent Stanfield, and Larry Smith.

Betty Lou Parker Biddle

Betty Lou Parker Biddle, 88, widow of the late Maurice “Shorty” Biddle, died on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at the Dover Manor Nursing Home in Georgetown. A native of Paris, she was the daughter of the late Roy E. Parker, Sr. and the late Grace J. Snapp Parker. She was a longtime waitress at Jerry’s and was a member of the Carlisle Christian Church.
Survivors include three children: Jane Buckler of Georgetown, Charles E. (Margie) Peterson of Roy, Utah, and Teresa (Michael) Schwartz of El Paso, Texas; seven grandchildren: Lisa (Steven) Sexton of Carlisle, Lorrain (Anthony) Toomey of Georgetown, Nicolas (Marti) Buckler of Las Vegas, Nevada, Stephen (Ashley) Schwartz and Kellyn Oliver, both of Texas, and Brandi Peterson and Bryce Peterson, both of Ogden, Utah; nine great grandchildren: Ashley Sexton, Joseph Sexton, Andra Toomey, Abigail Schwartz, Aubree Schwartz, Sophia Oliver, Connor Oliver, Kason Morris, and Oakley Wagstaff; one brother, Roy E. Parker, Jr. of Capitan, New Mexico; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday March 1, 2014 at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home in Paris, by the Rev. Steve Smith. Burial was in the Paris Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Peterson, Steven Sexton, Joseph Sexton, Anthony Toomey, Matthew Akers. and Bobby Sexton. The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home. The online guestbook is at www.Lusk-McFarland.com and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387. .

Mary Ella Florence

Mary Ella Florence, 84, widow of William Francis Florence, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014. She was born in Nicholas County on May 27, 1929 to the late Amos Lee and Maggie Pauline Gilvin Booth. She was a housewife and loving mother.
She is survived by one son, James Clark (Rosemary) Florence; one sister, Geneva Jolly; one brother, Billy Truman (Paulette) Booth; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters: Priscilla Booth, Betty Booth Perry, and Jeanie Booth Ramey Smoot; and three brothers: Raymond Booth, Roy Booth, and Leonard Booth.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at Carlisle-Clark Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald L. Crouch officiating. Burial will follow in the Millersburg Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Pallbearers will be Keith Shelburne, Donald Jolly, Jimmy Jolly, Ira Howard, Joe Ross, and David Foster. Carlisle-Clark Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Anna Roberta Hughes

Anna Roberta "Bunkie" Hughes, of Flemingsburg, departed from this earth on Feb 21, 2014. She was born in Carlisle on Oct 28, 1926 to the late Robert and Pansy Hughes. She retired from Square D manufacturing plant.
She is survived by two children: Deborah Thomas, and Mark (Melinda) Thomas; three grandchildren: Gena (Michael) Lunn, Chaeli Thomas (Steven) Glass, and Eli Thomas; three siblings: Bobby Hughes, Annette Flora, and Janette Gudgell; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Wesley "Wes" Thomas; and a brother, James Bruce Hughes.
A Celebration of Life was held at New Creation Praise & Worship Center in Flemingsburg. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Maysville, KY 41056.

Lurline Clark Dotson

Lurline Clark Dotson, 90, widow of Reynolds Bradley Dotson, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2014 at Johnson-Mathers Nursing Home. She was born in Nicholas County on April 12, 1923 a daughter of the late Otho D. and Mary Mallory Clark. Shewas a devoted homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Carlisle for nearly 60 years where she was a long-time teacher of the Beginner's Sunday School class and a dedicated member of the Hostess Committee.
She is survived by her three sons: Roy (Wanda) Dotson, Mike Dotson, and Dennis Dotson, all of Carlisle; six grandchildren: Darrin Dotson, Tracy Dotson (Steve) Linville, Mike Cobb, Darla Kay (Paul) Jolly, Lisa Cobb, Billy Chris Dotson, Patrick Dotson, Nicholas Dotson, and Chad (Erica) Dotson; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great granddaughters.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Rita Kay Dotson; three brothers: Clyde, Kash, and Elva Clark; three sisters: Virginia Parsons, Ruby Clark, and her twin sister, Lorene Clark; and also three half-siblings: Herbert Smoot, Jr., Rusha Bishop, and Letitia Smoot.
Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Carlisle by the Rev. Micah Spicer. Burial will follow in the Carlisle Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Bill Berry, Elva D. Clark, Franklin Jolly, Gene Kelley, Bob Markham, and Allen Ray Sparks. Honorary bearers will be Louise McCarty, Vicki Sparks, and the members of the P&A Sunday School Class. Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions suggested to the First Baptist Church of Carlisle, 345 North Locust Street, Carlisle, Kentucky 40311. Condolences may be left at www.mathersgaunce.com.

Linda Joye Evans

Linda Joye Evans, 58, of Paris, wife of Patrick B. Evans for 38 years, died on Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014 in a motor vehicle accident in Bourbon County. Linda was the daughter of Roy Gray and the late Emma Hunt Gray, and the step-daughter of the late Ruby Gray, all of Ewing.
Surviving are three daughters: Danielle (Jeremy) Arnold, Ashley Evans Dale (Jeffery Peters), and Gracelyn Ring; son-in-law Christ Dale; step-daughter Alice (Tony) Clifford of Cynthiana; her brothers: Kenney Gray, Ronnie Gray, Richard (Beverly) Gray, all of Ewing; and her sisters: Kennitha Evans and Barbara Gray, also both of Ewing. She also left behind her beloved grandchildren: Braydan Dale, Lillian, and Emily Arnold; step-grandchildren: Hannah Callahan, Justin, Emily Seth, and Alyssa Joseph Clifford; and great-step-grandchildren: Jacob and Nathan Callahan, and Eli Clifford. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews
Preceding her in death are two sisters: Geraldine Bussell, and Martha McIntosh; a brother, Jamie Gray, and a step-daughter, Patricia Kearns (Rick).
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at Price Bros. Funeral Home in Elizaville with the Rev. Gaylord Gillespie officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizaville Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5:00-6:00 p.m. for family, and 6:00-9:00 p.m. for the public. Active pallbearers will be Jeremy Arnold, Chris Dale, Jeffery Peters, Josh Gray, Corey Gray, and Jason Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Gray, Travis Collins, Aaron Collins, Kenny Gray, Ronnie Gray, and Richard Gray.

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