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Obituaries

  • Edna Lee Plummer, 98

    Edna Lee Plummer, 98, of Williamstown, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 at the Walter’s Nursing Home in Williamstown.

    She was a homemaker and farmer. She was also a lifelong member of Knoxville Christian Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Kinsey Plummer.

    Survivors include daughters, Minnie Turner and Marie Moore, both of Demossville, and Stella Plummer of Danville; sisters, Dorothy Lower of Williamstown and Lora Lower of Dry Ridge; a brother, John Adams of Dry Ridge; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

  • Charles Robert Wagner, 83

    Charles Robert Wagner, 83, of Dry Ridge, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009 at his daughter’s home in Moores Hill, Ind.

    He was a retired truck driver for Wilson Freight and co-owner of Peaceful Hollow Boat Dock in Dry Ridge.

    He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Greendale, Ind., and a Mason.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Wagner in 2004.

    Survivors included daughters, Sherry Jacobs of Moores Hill, Ind. and Virginia Scott of Loveland, Ohio; a son, Jerry Wagner of Loveland, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

  • James C. Collins, 81

    James C. Collins, 81, of Dry Ridge, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Williamstown.

    He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Kentucky Department of Transportation and a member of Vine Run Baptist Church.

    Survivors include his wife, Berdena Stewart Collins; daughter, Katrina Hollis of Dry Ridge; sons, Terry J. Collins and Randy L. Collins, both of Dry Ridge; a sister, Beatrice Atha of Dry Ridge; eight grandchildren; three step grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

  • Cassie Wilson, 26

    Cassie Jo Murphy Wilson, 26, of Dry Ridge, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009 at Hospice Care Center of Northern Kentucky in Fort Thomas.

    She was a homemaker.

    Her father, James Russell Murphy, preceded her in death.

    Survivors include her husband, Dennis Wilson Jr.; her mother, Doris Sullivan Murphy of Verona, and a sister, Jamie Thomas of Verona.

    Funeral services were held Aug. 26 at Hamilton-Stanley Funeral Home in Verona.

    Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery in Verona.

  • Angela Ripley, 41

    Angela Jackson Ripley, 41, of Corinth, formerly of Independence, died Aug. 16, 2009, at the University of Kentucky Hospital.

    She was a contract sales representative for Psion Teklogix Corp. in Hebron.

    Survivors include her mother, Jean Jackson James, and her father, Paul James, both of Corinth, and brothers, Robin, Paul W. Jr., Scott and Daniel, all of Corinth.

    Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 20 at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home with funeral services at 8 p.m.

  • Thelma Cooper, 43

    Thelma M. Cooper, 43, of Falmouth, died Aug. 16, 2009, at her home.

    She was born in Covington on Sept. 5, 1965. She is the daughter of the late Carlos and Pauline Mayes Bowling.

    Survivors include her husband, Frank Cooper; sons, Joseph and Jesse Cooper, both of Falmouth, Shane Gaunt of Gallatin County; daughter, Jody Cooper of Campbell County; brothers, Greg Bowling of Kenton County and Lionel Bowling of Owsley County; a sister, Sherry Dillinger of Grant County and three grandchildren.

    Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at Peoples Funeral Home in Falmouth.

  • Mildred Vanlandingham, 91

    Mildred Vanlandingham, 91, of Crittenden, died Aug. 14, 2009, at her home.

    She was a homemaker, farmer and charter member of the Carter’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Vanlandingham in 1993.

    Survivors include a daughter, Joan Kearnes of Florence; a granddaughter, Jolene Kearnes of Florence; a sister-in-law, Joyce Vanlandingham of Lexington and a great nephew, Jeremy Cole of Maryland.

  • Ruth Workman, 79

    Ruth Workman, 79, of Dry Ridge, died Aug. 11, 2009, at her home.

    She was a homemaker and member of Dry Ridge Christian Church.

    She was the daughter of the late William Barnett and Anna Rash Franks.

    Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Maxwell “Max” Workman; sons, Gary Workman of Frankfort and Bruce Workman of Butler; a daughter, Patricia Ann Fisk of Cold Spring; sisters, Juanita Mitchell of Cold Spring and Phyllis Scott of Carrollton; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

  • Marian Nowak, 76

    Marian J. Nowak, 76, of Williamstown, formerly of Chicago, Ill., died Aug. 9, 2009, at her home.

    She was a retired vice president of Lakeview Bank in Chicago.

    Survivors include a son, Paul Nowak of Williamstown.

    A memorial service was held at the convenience of the family.

    Memorials are suggested to the Marian Nowak Memorial Fund, 280 Highview Drive, Williamstown, Ky. 41097. 

  • Hazel Fields, 95

    Hazel Johnson Fields, 95, of Florence, died Aug. 8, 2009, at her home.

    She was a homemaker and member of Erlanger Christian Church.

    She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Grace Coleman Johnson.

    Her husband, Harland E. Fields, preceded her in death in 2003.

    Survivors include a son, Thomas Fields of Mariemont, Ohio and a daughter, Louise Lanter of Ft. Wright; seven grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

    Funeral services were held Aug. 12 at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown.