Paige Hackney, of Liberty, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Casey County, Kentucky. She was 49.
Born on November 19, 1970, in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of Charles (Dale) Henry Doeller lll of Baltimore, MD, and Rebecca (William) Brouillet Kirk of Lutherville, MD.
Paige was the Assistant Principal for 10+ years at Hustonville Elementary School. She was previously the Principal at McKinney Elementary School. Paige attained her Bachelor’s degree of Arts at Johns Hopkins University. She attained her Master’s degree at Hood College as a Reading Specialist. Paige also attended Asbury College where she was working toward her Rank 1 Principalship. She volunteered at the Danville Humane Society. Paige will be remembered as a loving wife and mother.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of twenty-two years, Clay Hackney of Liberty; a daughter, Bronwyn Hackney, 16 years old, of Liberty; a son, Fain Hackney, 14 years old, of Liberty; a sister, Bronwyn Carmel of Lutherville, MD; and a brother, Charles Henry Doeller IV of Baltimore, MD.
Memorial services for will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made payable to The Paige Hackney Scholarship Fund for her children and sent to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, P.O. Box 188, Liberty, KY 42539.
Arrangements for Mrs. Paige Hackney are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
Edith Taylor Miller, of Dunnville, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020, at Liberty Care and Rehab. She was 85.
Born on April 15, 1934, in Helen County, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Willie G. and Martha Agnes Davis Taylor. Edith was a homemaker and a member of Salem United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Miller of Dunnville; a son, Gary (Sharon) Miller of Dunnville; two grandchildren, Jason (Natalie) Miller and Nicklas Miller; four great-grandchildren, Sophia, Landon, Josie, and Winola; a sister, Mabel Vaughn; and a brother, James Taylor.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Ulcie Jones and Opal Adkins; and a brother, Arvil Taylor.
Private services will be held at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Ed Parton officiating. Burial will follow in Casey County Memorial Gardens.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Miller, Nicklas Miller, Darrell Adams, Randy Adams, Charles Norfleet, and Jim Mishler.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
Arrangements for Mrs. Edith Miller are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
Mary Ann Tarter Evans, of Hustonville, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020, at University of Kentucky. She was 67.
Born on August 14, 1952, in Casey County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Bernal and Ila Emerson Tarter. Mary was a homemaker. She played piano at South Fork Separate Baptist Church where she was a member. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, thrift shopping, and cooking.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Jimmy Ray Evans of Hustonville; two sons, Chris (Alitta) Evans of Hustonville and Kyle (Lisa) Evans of Dunnville; a daughter, Kasey (Justin) Padgett of Waynesburg; a brother, John (Nicki) Tarter of Liberty; two grandchildren, Tyler and Taylor; and her mother-in-law, Lois Evans of Dunnville.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Wilson and Billie Tarter-Wilson.
A private funeral service will be held at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Bailey and Bro. Gary Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Derek Evans, Jake Tarter, Micah Meece, Scott Wilson, Aaron Wilson, Vance Wilson, and Jodie Hatter. They will not be in attendance.
The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Liberty Care Center and Bluegrass Hospice Center.
Memorial contributions may take the form of sympathy to South Fork Separate Baptist Church c/o Mike and Carol Simpson, 223 Dorothy Avenue, Danville, KY 40422.
Arrangements for Mrs. Mary Evans are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
Martha Alice Martin, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Liberty Care and Rehab. She was 98.
Born on August 8, 1921, in the Seminary Community of Clinton County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Freeland and Rhoda Riddle of Albany. She was a homemaker that was active in church and school events. Martha loved cooking, quilting, and her family. She assisted in the WW ll war effort at a factory in Indiana where she fabricated fuel tanks for B17 bombers.
She is survived by a son, Rodger (Patricia) Martin; a grandson, Roger Martin Jr.; a great-granddaughter, Lindsey Martin (Nick) Woodrum; a great-great grandson, Grayson Wayne Woodrum; and a great-great granddaughter, Lucy Mae Woodrum.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Robert Gene Martin; three brothers, Oscar Riddle, Charlie Riddle, and Jesse Riddle; and two sisters, Lydia Lowe and Mary Lewis.
A private graveside service will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020, at Casey County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Greg Powell officiating.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Liberty Care Center, Casey County Hospital, Hospice of Lake Cumberland, and Dr. Haddad for their compassion during this difficult time.
Memorial contributions may take the form of sympathy to Mt. Olive Christian Church Youth Group at 1974 N. KY 837 Yosemite, KY 42566.
Arrangements for Ms. Martha Martin are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
Ryan Brown, of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at his home. He was 39 years of age.
Born November 14, 1980, in Pulaski County, Kentucky, he was a son of Jackie and Pat Phillips Brown. Ryan was a merchandiser for FGX International and a former Radiation Therapist and X-Ray Technician. He was a jokester and had a heart of gold. Ryan was also an avid UK fan.
Survivors include his parents, Jackie and Pat Phillips Brown of Somerset; three brothers, Neal (Natalie) Brown of Pekin, Illinois, Jamie Brown of Lexington, and Eric (Jessica Cook) Brown of Somerset; and nieces and nephews, Haley, Skylar, Cooper, Brody, and Mason.
Funeral services will be held privately on Thursday, March 26, 2020, with Brother Dan Brown officiating. Private burial will follow in Whited Cemetery.
Adam Frye, Jedrick Wesley, Matt Clouse, Michael Dawes, and Steve Phillips will serve as Ryan’s honorary pallbearers.
Memorial contributions in Ryan’s memory may take the form of donations to: Skyhope Center for Women, 77 Union Street, Somerset, Kentucky 42501.
Ryan’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with an online guestbook and video tribute available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
Mildred Coffey, age 95, passed away on Monday March 23rd, 2020 at the Liberty Care and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 18th, 1925 in Casey County, Kentucky to Henry Levi and Della Mae Holtzclaw Henson. She married Addison M. Coffey on April 3rd, 1944.
Mildred graduated from Liberty High School and attended business school in North Carolina. She worked for the United States Department of Agriculture in the Casey County office for 32 ½ years, retiring as office manager in 1983.
Mildred was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church. She was a supporter of the Casey County Public Library serving as a board member for several years. She enjoyed reading, walking, cooking, gardening, sewing, quilting, and visiting with family and friends.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers (Lawrence, Hollis, Forrest, Virl and Earl) and four sisters (Mary Dick, Arlie Haggard, Chloe Eads and Betty Lou Wheeler). She is survived by one sister Beulah Wolfe of Florida.
Additional survivors include daughter Glenda (Melvin) Ables, son Roger (Marilyn) Coffey, grandchildren Bradford Ables, Benjamin Ables, John Coffey and Leanne (Herbie) Davis. She is also survived by great grandchildren Kara Davis, Lucas Ables, Ailey Ables, and Nolan Ables and several nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be held with immediate family only at Casey County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Jimmy Brown officiating on Wednesday March 25th, 2020.
Memorials are suggested to the Liberty United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 186 Liberty, KY 42539, or the Casey County Public Library, 238 Middleburg Street Liberty, KY 42539.
Ward Dowell Brockman, 75, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 ar his home in Windsor.
He was born July 23, 1944 in Russell County to the late James (Ricey) and Audra Marie Wilson Brockman. He was a member of Pine Top Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Allison, and five brothers: Reggie, Nathan Quinton, Clark and Gary.
wife: Josephine Burton Brockman who he wed March 5, 1965
two sons: Troy (and Annette) Brockman, Danville
Johnny (and Robin) Brockman, Liberty
four grandchildren: Austin, Jackson, Zack and Samantha
two brothers: Dennis (and Brenda) Brockman, Knoxville, TN
Doyle (and Etta) Brockman, Norwood, Ohio
three sisters: Joanne (and Glen) Wooters, Shelbyville
Amy Reynolds, Richmond
Sandy (and Doug) Dick, Lexington
special friends: Mary Lou and Les Bailey of Colorado Springs, CO.
Graveside service will be private.
Burial in the Birdie Russell Cemetery.
Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Anthony Ray Wethington of Dunnville, KY, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, at the UK Hospital in Lexington. He was 45.
Born August 1, 1974, he was a son of Roger Wethington and Hazel Cox Wethington. Anthony worked in maintenance for the Green River Lake US Army Corps of Engineers. Anthony knew how to “light up a room” with his sense of humor and outgoing personality. He was a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan and he also loved college basketball, particularly his UK Wildcats. A few years ago, Anthony made the decision to accept Jesus Christ as his savior and was Baptized.
Survivors include his wife, Missy Medaris Wethington, whom he wed on November 29, 1997; father, Roger Wethington of Dunnville; mother, Hazel Cox Wethington of Liberty; daughter, Amber Dawn Bernard of Dunnville; brother, Brent (and Patty) Wethington of Dunnville; grandsons, Brayden Adam Kyle and Kamdyn Rae Bernard; nephew, Michael Wethington; and a host of other family and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be at 1:00PM Thursday, March 19, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Father Thomas Clark officiating.
Burial will be held privately at the Wethington Family Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6:00PM on Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Paul Cox, Brian Aker, Pete McQueary, Ronnie Joe Elmore, Stevie Lee, and Aaron Grigsby.
Leonard G. Porter, age 83, of Liberty, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, at his home.
Born November 13, 1936, in Casey Co., KY, he was a son of the late Willie and Livona Morgan Porter. Leonard was a retired Rural Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service. He was also a farmer and a member of the Brush Creek Christian Church.
Survivors include his dear wife, Nancy Bolin Porter, whom he wed on January 6, 1955; grandson, Doug Porter; granddaughter, Tracey Porter; daughter-in-law, Sandy Porter; brother, Kenneth Porter; and sister-in-law, Betty Porter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Dale Porter; and brothers, Chester, Lester, and Gerald Porter.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Hershel Lawhorn officiating.
Burial will follow in the Brush Creek Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 8:30AM-2PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Brush Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o David King, PO Box 87, Liberty, KY 42539.
Bro. John Paul Cummins, of Middleburg, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center. He was 88.
Born on February 25, 1932, in Oswego, Tennessee, he was a son of the late Martin and Rosa Cummins. Bro. John graduated from Clear Creek Baptist Church in May 1961. While he preached at many churches, mostly in Lincoln and Casey counties, he spent most of his years pastoring Middleburg Baptist Church. He was the pastor there from 1967 to 1997. When he retired from the pastorate, he did not retire from the ministry. He served as interim for five churches, preached at several revivals, and filled in for other preachers.
Bro. John is survived by his wife, Mary Lois Lawson Cummins of Middleburg; a daughter, Trish Cummins Nall of Elizabethtown; two sons, Jerome (and Brenda) Cummins of Kings Mountain and Robert (and Donna) Cummins of Hustonville; and six grandchildren, Jessica (and Cea) Carpenter of Lexington, Jenna Nall of Frankfort, Kenton (and Abby) Nall of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Weston Nall of Elizabethtown, Justin Cummins of Hustonville, and Allison Cummins of Hustonville. Other survivors include two great-grandchildren, Victoria Carpenter of Lexington and Gabriella Nall of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters; four brothers; two half-sisters; and a half-brother.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Middleburg Baptist Church with Bro. Vincent Carman officiating. Burial will follow in Middleburg Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home and from 9:30 A.M. until time for services on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Middleburg Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions are suggested to The Gideons International.
Pallbearers will be Kenton Nall, Weston Nall, Justin Cummins, Cea Carpenter, Curtis Lucas, and Kenneth Lucas.
Ray Beachy was born on September 22, 1947, to Samuel J. and Lena Beachy. He passed away at his home on March 15, 2020, at the age of seventy-two years, five months, and twenty-two days.
He received Christ as his Savior in his youth and was a faithful member of Casey AM Church until his death.
On March 6, 1969, he was united in marriage to Mary M. (Yoder) Beachy and lived in matrimony fifty-one years and eight days. To this union was born five sons and six daughters, Thomas married to Fannie Beachy, Liberty, KY, Julia married to Abe Miller, Liberty, KY, Joseph married to Verda Yoder, Liberty, KY, David married to Susan Yoder, Liberty, KY, Elsie married to Johnny Miller, Columbia, KY, Ruth married to David Yoder, Clayton, IL, Daniel married to Bertha Beiler, Liberty, KY, Alvin married to Karen Yoder, Liberty, KY, Elmina married to Matthew Miller, Wayne City, IL, Rosanna married to Kenneth Yoder, Hickory, KY, and Amanda married to Aaron Borntrager, Sebree, KY. They were blessed with seventy-seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Also surviving are three brothers, Norman, Melvin, and Lester Beachy and one sister, Betty Ann (Mrs. Henry Beachy.)
Visitation and viewing will be Monday from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Casey Amish Mennonite Church at 867 Hicks Road, Liberty, KY 42539.
Funeral will be at 10:00 on Wednesday at the Casey Amish Mennonite Church.
The family wishes to express sincere appreciation for all the love shown to them during this time.
Ethel Cundiff, age 89, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, at the Liberty Care Center.
Born December 16, 1930, in Casey County, KY, she was a daughter of the late James Dee Shell and Mary Lou Thomas Shell. Mrs. Cundiff was a homemaker and a member of the Dunnville Church of God. She loved the outdoors.
Survivors include her sons, Donald and Larry Cundiff, both of Dunnville; daughter, Bonnie Cundiff Cochran of Liberty; sister, Rose Cravens of Liberty; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Cundiff; daughter, Connie Cundiff Schulz; brothers, Ralph and Ray Shell; sister, Ruby Coffey; and grandson, Shannon Cundiff.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Hershel Lawhorn officiating.
Burial will follow in the South Fork Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 12 Noon until time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Martin Roe “Toby” Edwards age 77, of Liberty, KY passed away on Saturday March 14th, 2020 at the Casey County Hospital. He was born in Bloomfield, KY on September 23rd, 1942 a son of the late Cleo “Peanut” Edwards and Oval Ettrel “Cricket” Taylor Edwards.
Toby was the widower of Norma Jolene Chesser Edwards who passed away on January 25th, 2019.
Toby was a farmer and a member of Brush Creek Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include: One Son: Dale and (Kathy) Edwards of Stanford, Two Grandchildren: Sabrina and (Rodney) Stevens and Brandon Edwards, Two Great Grandchildren: Gavin and Bella Stevens, Two Sisters: Margaret Richie of Harrodsburg, KY and Eula Mae Lewis of Willisburg, KY and Two Brothers: Rufus Edwards of Liberty and Lonnie Edwards of Waddy, KY.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and spouse was One Sister: Linda Sue McQueary.
Visitation will be held 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Monday March 16th, 2020 and after 8:00 A.M. Tuesday March 17th, 2020 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday March 17th, 2020 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Brad King and Rev. Bearl King officiating.
Burial will be in the Caney Fork Cemetery.
Lillian Douglas Brown, 89, formerly of Liberty, passed away peacefully, with her three sons present, on February 29, 2020 after a brief illness at the Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Born on October 16, 1930, on Grove Ridge in Casey County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Willie T. Douglas and Della Frederick Douglas.
She was pre-deceased by her husband of 62 years, Charles W. Brown.
Survivors include three sons: Doug (Susan), David, and Jeff (Kathy); nine grandchildren: Elizabeth (Jim), Ellie (Jed), Charles (Johnnie), Bennett (Dani), Gatewood (Lisa), Kyle, Miranda, Lucy, and Tommy; and five great-grandchildren: Anna, McKinley, JD, Wes, and Eleanor.
Together with Charles, she built and owned the Brown Motel in Liberty, and greatly enjoyed watching it flourish as the Bedford Inn, under new ownership.
She was a member of the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Florida after retirement. Previously, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Liberty, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and was active in the Women’s Missionary Union.
According to her wishes, her remains will be transported to her hometown of Liberty, KY for burial in Glenwood Cemetery, beside her husband Charles. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Noon, at the First Baptist Church in Liberty, with funeral service at 2 PM the same day; graveside interment to follow. Bro. Jimmy Brown will officiate.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home and guestbook available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
Leonard Henry Beal, Sr., 79, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, March 9, 2020 in the chapel of Heritage Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Asbell officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday, starting at 1:00PM.
Mr. Beal was born on April 1, 1940 in Liberty, KY to the late Wesley Floyd Beal and the late Edith D. Beal. He was a retired mold maker from Anchor Glass after 29 years of service and was a member of The Assembly @ Warner Robins. Mr. Beal loved to work, the outdoors and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Beal; Brother, Floyd Beal; and sister, Josephine Spires.
Survivors include his children, Lenny H. Beal Jr., Dennis R. Beal and Candace Jo Bateman all of Warner Robins; grandchildren, Kerri Bateman, Wesley Bateman, Eric Bateman, Nicholas Beal and Chandler Beal; siblings, Gloria Dean Jeffries, Algie Atwood, Bobby Atwood, Junior Atwood, Ronnie Atwood, Keith Atwood and Anita Durham; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family and friends.
Please sign the online guest registry at www.heritagemfh.com.
Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
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Edith Elaine Coleman, formerly of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Stanford Care and Rehabilitation. She was 85.
Born on November 25, 1934, in Indianapolis, Indiana, she was a daughter of the late Clyde Vernon Myers and Mary E. Kelly Darling. Edith was a homemaker that loved to cook. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
She is survived by two daughters, Theresa McDermott of Greenwood, Indiana and Samantha (Mark) Jones of Louisville; five sons, Patrick McDermott of Indianapolis, Sherman (Tina) Coleman of Highland, Charles (Nancy) L. Coleman of Middleburg, Hershell Coleman of Berea, and Johnny (Vanessa) Coleman of Hustonville. Other survivors include three sisters, June Johnson, Susie Balfoort, and Donna Kay Williams; three brothers, Leroy Darling, Gary Darling, and Roger Darling; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Coleman, whom passed away on April 6, 2002; three daughters, Mary Stacey, Rose Reynolds and Joann Gerkey; two sons, Michael McDermott and Jerry Ray Coleman; her step-mother, Annabelle Myers; a brother, Paul Darling; and three sisters, Darlene Darling, Pat Burgess, and Wanda Rolland.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Springs Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home to assist the family in offsetting funeral expenses.
Oval Carlos Wheeler age 80, of Middleburg, KY passed away on Sunday March 1st, 2020 at his residence.
He was born in Liberty, KY on July 29th, 1939 a son of the late Richard and Hazel Esther McQueary Wheeler. Oval was a former employee for Tarter Tube.
Survivors include: His Spouse: Anita June Wethington Wheeler, Two Sons: Jimmy Ray Wheeler of Eubank and Billy Wheeler of Campbellsville, One Daughter: Katrina Abrams of Science Hill, KY, Six Grandchildren, Ten Great Granchildren and Three Sisters: Roxie Rice of Middleburg, Violet Smith of Stanford and Naomi Goodman of Liberty.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was One Son: Carlos Wheeler, One Sister: Orpha Hreha and Three Brothers: Riley, Denver and Hobert Buel Wheeler.
Visitation will be held 6:00 P.M. till 9:00 P.M. Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 and after 8:00 A.M. Wednesday March 4th, 2020 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday March 4th, 2020 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Gary Vest and Bro. Shirley Denson officiating.
Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery.