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Obituaries

  • Christine Blackburn, 79

    Christine Blackburn, 79, of Crescent Springs, died on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    Blackburn was an assembly line worker.

    Survivors include her son, Raymond E. Gulick of Covington; daughter, Marilyn Beach of Verona; brothers, William “Bill” Webster and Robert “Bud” Webster, both of Dry Ridge; 12 grandchildren several great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren.

    Funeral services were held on Oct. 24 at Hamilton-Stanley Funeral Home in Verona, with Rev. George Naylor officiating.

  • Frances Love, 80

    Frances Poynter Love, 80, of Corinth, died on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Knight’s Personal Care Home in Williamstown.

    Love was a head secretary to LPN School at William Booth Memorial Hospital. She was also a member of Williamstown Baptist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, John Dunn Love in 2000.

    Survivors include her daughter, Carol Guffey of Park Hills, Ky.; grandson, Jonathan Guffey of Wake Forest, N.C.; and sisters, Helen Boden of Georgetown and Dolores Jett of Englewood, Fla.

  • Betty Johnson, 76

    Betty Jean Thomas Johnson, 76, of Corinth, died on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at New Horizons Medical Center in Owenton.

    Johnson was a factory worker and a homemaker. She was also a member of Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church in Dry Ridge.

    Surviors include her sons, Jackie Leonard Johnson of Corinth, Robert Allan Johnson and Randal Thomas Johnson of Owenton and Gary Gene Johnson of Georgetown; brothers, Charles Ross Thomas of Wilmore and Albert Clyde Thomas of Williamstown; sister, Katherine Lucille Harris of Jonesville; eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

  • Jeffery Jones, 42

    Jeffrey Lee Jones, 42, of Corinth, died on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008.

    Jones was a farm laborer.

    Survivors include his father, Garfield Jones of Corinth; mother, Donna Glenn of Warsaw; brothers, James R. Jones of Corinth, John G. Jones of Corinth, Ron W. Jones of Williamstown and Chris B. Jones of Corinth; and grandfather, Lloyd T. Wilson of Bedford.

    Funeral services was held on Oct. 24 at McDaniel Funeral Home in Corinth, with Rev. Quintin McNabb officiating.

    Burial will be in the New Columbus Cemetery in Owen County.

  • Bill Leopold, 79

    Bill Leopold, 79, of Dry Ridge, died on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008.

    Leopold was a factory assembly lineman and an Army veteran.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Jane Leopold in 2006.

    Survivors include his daughters, Billie Jean Moore of Dry Ridge and Pam Leopold Lane of Mokena, Ill.; son, Dale Leopold of Land O Lakes, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

    Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown handled the arrangements.

  • Lula White, 89

    Lula White, 89, of Williamstown, died on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood.

    White was a homemaker and a member of Mason Baptist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Gordon White, in 1967 and daughter, Mary Ann White in 1955.

    Survivors include her sons, Joseph E. White of Mason and Michael R. White of Dry Ridge; sisters, Grace Day and Annabelle Lunsford, both of Cincinnati; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

  • Hedwig VanHaitsma, 89

    Hedwig Anne VanHaitsma, 89, of Fort Mitchell, died on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Grant Manor Health Care Center in Williamstown.

    VanHaitsma was a homemaker and a former nurse’s aide at Cadillac Mercy Hospital in Cadillac, Mich. She was also a member of Florence Baptist Church and past member of Revival Center and First Baptist Church in Cadillac, Mich.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank S. VanHaitsma in 1990.

  • Donald Burgess, 88

    Donald Burgess, 88, of St. Paul, Minn., born in Grant County, died on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008.

    Burgess served on the Mounds Midway Hospital Board, the First Merchant Bank Board and the St. Paul Council of Churches Board as well as many others. He was also president of the University Club for several terms. He was owner/president of Nobles Industries in St. Paul for many years. He loved his work and retired in 1985. He was also a World War II veteran who served in the Army Intelligence.

  • Bill Lonaker, 76

    Bill W. Lonaker, 76, of Crittenden, died on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    Lonaker was a retired harness horse racing driver.

    Survivors include his wife, Lois Lonaker of Crittenden; and sisters, Delores Evans of Lake Mary, Fla., Doris Sydnor of Tampa, Fla. and Betty Smith of Newport.

    Funeral services will be on Oct. 18 at Piner Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Robbins officiating.

    Memorials are suggested to Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Williamstown, Ky. 41097.

  • Claude Dance, 83

    Claude “C. C.” Dance, Jr., 83, of Lexington, formerly of Grant County, died on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008.

    Dance was a transportation manager for Long Distance Truckin, Dance Freightlines and Consolidated Freightways. He was a Kentucky Vice President for the American Trucking Association and also a member of Gumlick Baptist Church.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Claud Calvin and Florinda Peebles Dance; brother, Raymond Dance; sisters, Naomi Dean Franklin and Emma Lou Bailey; and wife, Susan Evelyn Dance.