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Eguene "Gene" Donovan

Eugene "Gene" Donovan, 63, of Versailles, formerly of Ewing, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at his home in Versailles. Born in Maysville on Dec. 5, 1951 he was the son of Nancy Howe Donovan of Ewing and the late James E. Donovan. A member of Ewing Christian Church, Gene was a 1969 graduate of Fleming County High School and a 1974 graduate of Morehead State University. He retired from GRW Engineers as a CAD Stereo Plotter. He was a passionate artist, an accomplished photographer, and avid gardener.
Gene was also a hiker and outdoors person who loved traveling, having traveled extensively. His favorite place to visit was the Bristlecone Pine Forest in California.
Gene was a good man and loved spending time with his family.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his lifetime partner, Wayne Hume of Versailles; his siblings: Steve Donovan and David Donovan, both of Ewing, Ed (Wendy) Donovan of Adelaide, Australia, and Frannie (Gerald) Vice, John Donovan, and Jeff (Nancy) Donovan, all of Ewing; 23 nieces and nephews; and many close friends.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at the Ewing Christian Church officiated by Pastor Larry T. Ingram. Visitation will be 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549. Arrangements are in the care of the Carpenter-Fritz & Vice Funeral Home in Flemingsburg.

Eugene C. Evans

Eugene C. Evans, 85, of Ewing passed away on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington. He was born in Fleming County on Oct. 16, 1929 a son of the late Ralph D. and Ivetta Mitchell Evans.
Mr. Evans was a retired auto body repairman for Dave’s Body Shop in Flemingsburg and was a United States Army Veteran having served during World War II. Mr. Evans attended Nepton Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed sports.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Deubel Evans, whom he married on June 3, 1951; one son, Terry Lee (Gloria) Evans of Ewing; a daughter-in-law, Kennitha Evans of Ewing; one brother, Carl D. (Jeannie) Evans of Carlisle; five sisters: Jewell Buckler Davis and Pauline Bussell, both of Carlisle, Louise (Gene) Murrell of Mt. Orab, Ohio, Mary Lynn Stone of Millersburg, and Martha Clark of Nepton; a sister-in-law, Joyce (William) Henderson of Norwood, Ohio; two grandchildren: Paige Evans and Shawna (Scott) Wyman; three great-grandchildren: Star Wyman, Katherine Wyman, and Madison Wyman; and 28 nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Michael Gene Evans.
Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Price Brothers Funeral Home in Elizaville with the Rev. Gaylord Gillespie and the Rev. Adam Gulley officiating. Burial followed in the Elizaville Cemetery. Full military honors were rendered at the graveside by W. N. Fant American Legion Post #5 and Franklin Sousley VFW Post #1834.

Laura Lee McCarty

Laura Lee McCarty, 87, of Monticello and widow of James Clinton McCarty died on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 in Henderson, Nevada. Born in Carlisle on Apr. 22, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Mary Francis Ritchie Crawford. Mrs. McCarty was a member of Boones Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons: Harry J. (Betty) McCarty of Monticello, and Leonard D. (Sue) McCarty of Henderson, Nevada; four grandchildren: James McCarty, Jennifer McCarty-Palumbo, James Andrew McCarty, and Shawna McCarty; 10 great-grandchildren; and six sisters: Roxie Colliver, Helen Evans, Diane Sams, Beulah Curtis, Joyce Fraser, and Juanita Lear.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Geneva Bellamy and Lena Curtis.
Funeral services were conducted at 12:30 p.m. on Tues at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home by Minister Ronnie Hupp. Burial followed in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Michael D. Baker

Michael D. Baker, 52, died at his home in Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Formerly of Winchester, he is survived by parents, Hayluard and Donna Baker.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Fryman.
He is also survived by five sisters: Cindy (Johnny) Graves and Jennifer (Steven) Turley, both of Winchester, and Monica Moore (Mike) Pryor, Tonya Moore Mynear, and Angie Moore Lane, all of Carlisle; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at the Calvary Christian Church in Winchester with the Rev. Paul Hollingsworth officiating. Burial was in the Winchester Cemetery. Preston Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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