Denver L. Smith, 82, of Florence, died Saturday, June 29 at St. Elizabeth Florence.
    Survivors include his wife, Wilma Smith; a son, Gary Smith of Erlanger; two daughters, Marilyn Helmer of Verona and Denise Smith of Florence; a sister, Mary Mastin of Norwood; a brother, Danny Joe Smith of Milford; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
    Funeral services were July 3 at McDaniel Funeral Home in Corinth.
    Burial was in New Columbus Cemetery in Owen County.


    Deborah Ann Hall Brashear, 62, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Edgewood.
    She was the daughter of the late Clarence Elwood and Bertha Mae Kingery Hall.
    Survivors include her husband, Harold Donald Brashear of Warsaw; a daughter, Angie Akins of Warsaw; a son, Jeff Brashear of Warsaw; a sister, Millie Little of Fairview; two grandchildren and two great grand children.
    Funeral services were held on July 1 at New Life Church of God in Napoleon.
    Burial will be in Napoleon Cemetery


    Betty Jo Noble, 74, of Hazel, formerly of Dry Ridge died Wednesday, June 25 at her home.
    Survivors include her husband, Billy Noble; three daughters, Patty Ritchie of Hebron, Sheila Ulrich of New Carlisle, and Amy Burnett of Fairborn; a son, Brian Noble of Fairborn; three sisters, Alma Byrd of Crittenden, Pat Emerson of Walton, and Dorothy Pyle of Burlington; a brother, Richard Owens of Burlington; and several grandchildren.
    Funeral services were June 30 at the Crittenden Baptist Church.
    Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Dry Ridge.


    Chase Neal, infant

  • Loretta Kelly, 96

    Loretta M. Kelly, 96, of Dry Ridge, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Florence.  
    Survivors include three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  
    Funeral services were held on June 18 at Eckler-McDaniel Funeral Home in Dry Ridge.
    Burial was in the Hill Crest Cemetery in Dry Ridge. 

  • Garry Whiteker, 65

    Garry Wayne Whiteker, 65, of Williamstown, died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Ft. Thomas.
    He was the son of Euelta Fern Buckley Whiteker and the late Eddie Jackson Whiteker.

  • Tommy ‘Bo’ Swangin, 38

    Tommy Lynn “Bo” Swangin, 38, of Dry Ridge, died Friday, June 13, 2014, at his residence.
    He was the son of Tom Swangin of Glencoe and the late Eldora Mae Franks Swangin.
    Survivors include his wife, Teresa Ann Hearn of Dry Ridge; a son, Thomas Swangin of Dry Ridge; his father, Tom Swangin of Glencoe; a brother, Tyler Swangin of Warsaw; sisters, Rena Mae Mylor of Warsaw; Diane Stietzel of Batavia, Ohio and Penny Sue Thomas of Glencoe.
    Funeral services were held on June 17 at the Elliston - Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown.

  • Terry Fryman, 56

    Terry E. Fryman, 56, of Dry Ridge, died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Florence.  
    He was the owner of Fryman’s Produce, formerly worked for Grant County Foods and Comair and was a member of the Northern Kentucky First Church of God.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Russell Fryman, Jr. in 2013 and by a brother, Russell D. Fryman in 1957.

  • Billy Collinsworth, 88

     Billy H. Collinsworth, 88, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood. 
    He was the son of the late John Taylor and Florence Lykins Collinsworth.
    Survivors include his wife, Juanita Collinsworth; a son, Gary Gilmore of Milford, Ohio; daughters, Paulette Gould of Miamisburg, Ohio and Cindy Jo Butler of Reading, Ohio; sisters: Dean of Salyersville and Wanda of Franklin, Ohio; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. 

  • James McClanahan, 54


    James “Jim” G. McClanahan, 54, of Williamstown, died Sunday, July 28, 2013 at his home.

    He was born on October 5, 1958 in Owenton.  He was a son of Adelene Hicks McClanahan of Williamstown and the late Joseph Junior McClanahan.