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Obituaries

  • James Wainscott

    James Edward ”Jimmy”  Wainscott, 79, of Owenton, passed away Feb. 4, 2009, at Owenton Manor.

    Born Aug. 19, 1929, in Owen County, he was the son of the late Vernie and Laura Hughes Wainscott and was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Wainscott. 

    James was a farmer and hauled water for 34 years.  He was a member of El Bethel Christian Church. 

  • John Porter Duvall

    John Porter Duvall, 86, of Covington, died Feb. 9, 2009.

    Born Feb. 7, 1923, he was preceded in death by his parents, John Thomas and Lula Parker Duvall;  his former wife, Dorothy Rinschler; two brothers, Morris and Elmo Duvall; two sisters, Grace Stonestreet and Sybil Lusby; a granddaughter, Christy Sanford; and a step-daughter, Barbara Sanford.

    John served  in the Air Force and Navy. He worked as a contractor and cab driver.

  • Henry Wright

    Henry Wright, 71, of Dry Ridge, died Jan. 5, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He was a farmer and owner and operator of Wright’s Stables in Dry Ridge. He was a member of the New Columbus Baptist Church.

    He was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Ann Wright; a sister, Frances Alexander; and three brothers, Delbert, Dave, and Bobby Wright.

  • William Wells House

    William Wells “Billy” House, 47, of Lusby’s Mill, passed away Jan. 29, 2009, at his residence.

    Born March 9, 1961, in Scott County, he was the son of the late Loretta Devers House. Billy was a construction worker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

  • Wanda Wilhoite Works

    Wanda Wilhoite Works, 69, of Lusby’s Mill, passed away Jan. 27, 2009, at St Luke Hospital in Florence.

    Born Nov. 9, 1939, in Monterey, she was the daughter of the late David E. and Gladys Marie Tillet Wilhoite and was the widow of Glenn Tolbert Works. Wanda was a retired social worker for Owenton Social Services.

    Wanda is survived by a son, David Wilhoite and his wife Connie; three grandchildren, Shaun (Taylor) Wilhoite, Jessica Wilhoite and Sarah Wilhoite; and one great-grandson, Sawyer Davis Wilhoite.

  • Mary Lou Webster

    Mary Lou (Judy) Webster, 74, a resident of Greenfield, Ind., passed away Jan. 28, 2009, at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis.

    She was born Sept. 20, 1934, in Owenton and was the daughter of the late Owen and Mallie (Lathrem) Judy.

    Mary was an office manager for OA Laboratories in Indianapolis. She was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church in Greenfield.

  • Ben F. Thompson

    Ben F. Thompson, 102, died Dec. 12, 2008, at Harborside Healthcare. Born Nov. 2, 1906, to Robert and Martha Jenkins Thompson of Owen County, he was a farmer and member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church.

    He is preceded in death by his wife, Minni Mae Rice Thompson; his son, J.B. Thompson; sisters, Nettie Layton, Sadie Morgan, Virgie Morgan, Lula McCormick and Bertha Corman.

    Mr. Thompson is survived by a son, Carl Thompson of Frankfort; a granddaughter, Jennifer Elliott and husband Tony; and a great-grandchild, Jaden Elliott.

  • Mildred Anne Byrne

    Mildred Anne Byrne, 79, of Owenton, died Jan. 4, 2009, at Owenton Manor.

    Born Feb. 20, 1929, in Covington, she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred Feigle Hellmann, and she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jacquelyn Tennant.

    Mrs. Byrne was a retired account services representative for U.S. Bank in Northern Kentucky.

  • William F. Butcher

    William F. Butcher, 77, of Carrollton, died Dec. 15, 2008, at Gallatin Health Care. He was the son of the late William N. and Mattie Hunt Butcher. He was the husband of Thelma Hughes Butcher of Carrollton. Mr. Butcher was a farmer and an Army Veteran of the Korean War.

    He is also survived by a son, Steve Butcher of Carrollton; a daughter, Peggy Black of Campbellsburg; a brother, Elbert A. Butcher of Vine Grove; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

    Graveside services were held Dec. 20, 2008, at Owenton Cemetery.

  • Evelyn Slaughter

    Evelyn White Slaughter, 90, of Owenton, died Dec. 24, 2008, at St. Luke West in Florence.

    Born April 2, 1918, in Aberdeen, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Otis and Stella Sutton White. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; a brother, Jack; and two sisters, Anna and Frances.

    She is survived by a son, Marvin, and his wife, Linda of Florence, S.C.; a daughter, Betty Jo, and her husband, Harold Wainscott of Owenton; a sister, Alice Ramsey of Williamsburg, Ohio; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.