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Obituaries

  • Herschel O’Banion

    Herschel Wayne O’Banion, 52, of Owenton, died Dec. 26, 2008, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    Born February 1956, he was the son of the late William Henry O’Banion and Ethel Jean Howard. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Perkins.

    Wayne was a retired employee of the University of Kentucky Experimental Farm (Central Bull Test) located at Eden Shale in Owen County.

  • Mary F. Crawford

    Mary F. Crawford, 75, of Cambellsburg, died Dec. 22, 2008. Daughter of the late Twyman and Mary Catherine (Johnson) Bramblett, she was a homemaker. Mary was also preceded in death by a sister, Norma Jean Woods; and a brother, Roy G. Bramblett.

  • Frances Arnold

    Frances Arnold, 86, died Dec. 11, 2008, at the Episcopal Church Home. She was born in Greenville, Texas, on Sept. 14, 1922.

    She was a member of the Christian Women’s Club, and a longtime member of Farmdale Church Home.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Beebe Arnold, and their daughter, Beebe Carol.

  • Doug E. Manley

    Doug E. Manley, 47, of Sanders, died Dec. 13, 2008. Born July 4, 1961, in Owen County, to Eugene and Sylvia Manley, he was a member of Sanders Baptist Church.

    He is preceded in death by a sister, Debbie Tolbert; and a niece, Tasha Tolbert.

    Survivors include his wife, Connie Lewis Manley; three children, Terra Scruggs of Carrollton, Cassie James of Carrollton and Ethan Manley of Carrollton; and a sister, Denise Abercrombie of Sanders.

  • Robert “Bob” Mason

    Robert “Bob” Mason, 68,   died  Dec. 20 at St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

    He was the son of the late Winfred and Frances (Poteet) Mason. He was born in Owen County Nov. 16, 1940. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Leslye Ann (Mason) Robertson; and a brother, Phillip Wayne Mason. 

  • Mike Marshall

    Mike Marshall, 65, of Lockport, died Dec. 19, 2008, at his residence. 

    He was born in Lancaster,  son of the late William Anderson Marshall and Annadell Ray Marshall.  He was an electrical engineer for Kentucky Utilities in Lexington and a veteran of the United States Army.

  • Leon Smith Jr.

    Leon Smith Jr., 59, of Lockport died Dec. 7, 2008, at Baptist Hospital Northeast. 

     

    Born April 12, 1949, in Henry County, he was the son of the late Leon and Stella Bea Rogers Smith and was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Henry Smith.

    He is survived by two brothers, Richard Allen Smith of New Castle and Chester Smith of Lockport; and a sister, Louise True of Lakeland, Fla.

  • Beuna Kinmon

    Beuna Kinmon, 88, of Owenton, died Dec. 4, 2008, at St. Luke Hospital, East in Ft. Thomas.

     

    Born Aug. 7, 1920, in Owen County, she was the daughter of the late James and Bessie Stafford O’Banion and was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert “Hoot” Kinmon, and her brother, Woodrow S. O’Banion. Beuna was retired from Georgetown Cable Products and was a member of the Lusby’s Mill Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher for many years. She was an active leader in the 4-H Sewing Club and Homemakers Club.

  • Ceazor Combs

    Ceazor Combs, 78, of Willisburg and formerly of Owenton, died Nov. 30, 2008, at his home.

    Born Oct. 25, 1930, in Hazard, he was the son of the late Preston and Ida Duff Combs. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Herschel Combs Sr., Ernest Combs, Ethel Lynn and Ollie Sue Perry. Ceazor was a member of the Grapevine Christian Church and was a retired farmer having worked at the UK Test Farm at Eden Shale.

  • Lenny Gene Marksberry

    Lenny Gene Marksberry, 57, of Owenton, died Nov. 30, 2008, at his home following a long illness.

    Born Sept. 10, 1951, in Kenton County, he was the son of the late Leonard and Margaret Freeman Marksberry. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Marlana Marksberry and Janie Baird.

    Lenny was retired from Jim Beam Distillery.