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Obituaries

  • Retta Edrington

    Retta Mae Edrington, 67, of Camden, Ohio, died Aug. 16, 2009.

    Born Sept. 7, 1941, in Owen County, she was the daughter of the late Menifee and Nannie Frances Kemper Shields. Retta moved to the Camden area in 1969 and had worked at Oxford View Nursing Home for 27 years. She had attended the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Pleasant Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, John William Kenneth “Big John” Edrington in 1993.

  • Billy Moore

    Billy W. “Red Bill” Moore, 48, of Gratz, passed away  July 24, 2009, at his residence in Gratz.

    He was the son of the late Billy Carroll and Sarah Louise Smithers Moore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kimberly Moore.

    Survivors include his wife, Connie S. Moore; a daughter, Kimberly Fight of Indiana; a son, Jeremy L. Perkins of Indiana; two brothers, Jerry Ettinger of Gratz and Ruben Moore of Frankfort; a sister, Charlene Bishop of Frankfort; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

  • Joyce Combs

    Joyce Eldridge Combs, 66, of Owen County, died unexpectedly at her home Aug. 10, 2009.

    Born May 15, 1943, in Livingston, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Bertie Vincent Lacy and the widow of Norman Combs. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Jesse, Curtis, Alfred and Roland Lacy, and Lilian Walker. Joyce was a homemaker and a quilter.

    She is survived by her son, Fred Roberts Jr. of Jonesville; her daughter, Tammy Carmack of Monterey; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

  • Everett B. Taylor

    Everett B. Taylor

    Everett B. Taylor, 59 of Corinth died July 27, 2009, at his residence. He was the son off the late Bill and Flora Gaines Taylor. He was also preceded in death by his brother, W.T. Taylor. Everett was a farmer.  

    He is survived by his wife, Martha Judy Taylor of Corinth;  his sons, Brian Taylor of Lexington and Mark McKenzie of Corinth;  a sister, Vernus Taylor of Owenton; and a granddaughter, Shadow Brook King.

  • Cameron Andrew Wagner

    Cameron Andrew Wagner, 18, died Aug. 1, 2009, from injuries sustained in an ATV accident in the Green Bay, Wis., area.

    Born Dec. 3, 1990, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cameron was the son of Greg and Lorri Wagner of Delafield,Wis. He was a 2009 graduate of Kettle Moraine High School. Cameron and his family were members of Oakwood Church in Hartland, Wis., where he was active in youth groups. Cameron had just returned from a missions trip in Costa Rica.

  • Hazel B. Howard Simpson

    Hazel B. Howard Simpson, 89, of Owenton, passed away  Aug. 6, 2009, at Owenton Manor. Born February of 1920, she was the daughter of the late Gusta and Martha Howard. Hazel. She was was also preceded in death by her husband, James; three brothers, Herschel, Floyd, and Horace Howard; and three sisters, Eula and Helen Howard and Rachel Chapman.

    Hazel was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

  • Della Cammack Burford

    Della Cammack Burford, 71, of Owenton, passed away Aug. 3, 2009, at Owenton Manor.

    Born Nov. 11, 1937, in Owen County, she was the daughter of the late W.B. and Adele Stamper Cammack and the widow of Leland Burford. Della was a former waitress and a member of Beechgrove Baptist Church.

    She is survived by her two daughters, Paula and Daniel Haidet of Sparta and Lisa Smith of Owenton; two brothers, Pat and Billy Cammack of Owenton; one sister, Elizabeth Elam of Verona; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Bridget Smith; and three great-grandchildren, Alexis, Dixie and Chevy.

  • John William Carr

    John William Carr, 47, of Owen County, died Aug. 1, 2009.

    Born in Louisville, he was the son of Jerry Lee and Carole Canupp Carr. He was a brother in Christ, a member of Caney Fork Baptist Church, and an evangelist. Mr. Carr was an assembly worker for Toyota, an avid outdoorsman, and a triathlete.

  • Evon Davis Samuels

    Evon Davis Samuels, 89, of Owenton, died July 28, 2009, at Owenton Manor.

    She was the daughter of the late Bee and Ida Ann Davis. She was the wife of the late Luke Samuels. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Juanita Hopkins.

    She is survived by three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Aug. 1, 2009, at New Liberty Cemetery. The Rev. Chris Hagan officiated.

  • Charles Grugin

    Charles Grugin, 83, died July 30, 2009, at his residence.

    He was the son of the late Estill Cambridge and Minnie Claxon Grugin. He was also preceded in death by his brother, William Claxon Grugin.

    Charles retired from the corrections department with the state government. He was a member of Monterey Christian Church.