August 30, 2014

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Novenda Courtney Roberts, 82 Print E-mail

Novenda Lucille Courtney Roberts, 82, of Brooksville, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Meadowview Regional Medical Center, Maysville.

She was born in Bracken county on September 6, 1931 to the late Virgil Courtney and Marie Newkirk Courtney Case and married Gyneth Russel Roberts on October 28, 1950.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband, were children, Penny L. Moore and Darryl Roberts.

Surviving are children, Robert Lee (Joyce) Roberts, California, Ky., Vicky (Rodney Allender) Roberts, Falmouth, Donna (Jeff) Mofford, Brooksville; 11 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, with Larry Roberts officiating. Pallbearers were Chris Scott, Tim Roberts, Jared Roberts, Travis Watson, Blake Scott, T.J. Roberts, Brian Guenther, Toby Snapp and Allen Newkirk. Her grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.

Interment took place at the Peach Grove Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Road, Maysville, KY 41056 or the charity of one's choice.

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Janis Kay Wiggins, 70 Print E-mail

Janis Kay Wiggins, 70, of Falmouth, passed away August 19, 2014 at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood.

Surviving are husband, Phil Wiggins; and sons, David and Brian Wiggins.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Butler. Interment took place at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pendleton County.

Warren George Dodd, 75 Print E-mail

Warren George Dodd, 75, of Covington, passed away August 22, 2014 at his residence.

He was a retired United States Navy Veteran.

Surviving are wife, Bonnie Dodd; step-daughter, Brenda (David) Kerr, DeMossville; and step-son, Mark Engel, Seattle, Wash.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 26, 2014 with full military honors at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home is serving the family.

John William Kerr, 72 Print E-mail

John William Kerr, 72 of Covington, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents Ralph and Emily Vanningburg Kerr, was wife, Mary Fryman Kerr.

Surviving are sons, Joseph Kerr and Josh Bradley; and daughter, Pamela Chambers.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Military services held for Bickers Print E-mail

American Legion Post 109 and V.F.W. Post 1978 and D.A.V. Post members held full military services for Mr. Douglas Bickers at the Battle Grove Cemetery on August 21, 2014.

Mr. Bickers served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

To Mr. Douglas Bickers we honor and salute you.

To the family we offer sympathy.

American Legion Post 109 and V.F.W. Post 1978 and D.A.V. Post members present were Bruce Westbrook, Jim Sharp, Charles Biddle, Joe Knar, Ernie Collins, Jim Morton, James Haley, Bob Gulick, Omer Bentle, Nick Errico, Sam Hodge, Richard Colvin and Shelby McDowell.

Taps was played by Sam Hodge.

Another veteran was laid to rest.

A tragic ending to a fairy tale life leaves a legacy still alive Print E-mail

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” ~ Princess Diana

July 1, 1961 - August 31, 1997

British royalty Princess Diana Spencer was born on July 1, 1961 near Sandringham, England. Diana, Princess of Wales, was one of the most adored members of the British royal family. She was the daughter of Edward John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and Frances Ruth Burke Roche, Viscountess Althorp (later known as the Honorable Frances Shand Kydd). Her parents divorced when Diana was young, and her father won custody of her and her siblings.

On June 21, 1982, Diana and Charles had their first child: Prince William Arthur Philip Louis. He was joined by a brother, Prince Henry Charles Albert David - known widely as “Prince Harry”—more than two years later on September 15, 1984.

Unfortunately, the fairy tale wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles did not lead to a happily-ever-after marriage.

Even after the divorce, Diana maintained a high level of popularity. She devoted herself to her sons and to such charitable efforts as the battle against the use of land mines. She also continued to experience the negative aspects of fame, her 1997 romance with Egyptian film producer and playboy Dodi Al-Fayed caused quite a stir and created a media frenzy. While visiting Paris, the couple was involved in a car crash after trying to escape from the paparazzi on the night of August 30, 1997.

Diana initially survived the crash, but later succumbed to her injuries at a Paris hospital a few hours later. Al-Fayed and the driver were also killed, and a bodyguard was seriously injured. French authorities investigated the crash and the driver was found to have a high level of alcohol in his system at the time of the accident.

News of her sudden, senseless death shocked the world. Thousands turned out to pay tribute to the “people’s princess” during her funeral procession. The funeral was held at Westminister Abbey, which was broadcast on television. Her body was later buried at her family’s estate, Althorp.

Continuing her charitable efforts is the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. Established after her death, the fund provides grants to numerous organizations and supports initiatives to provide care to the sick in Africa, help refugees, and stop the use of land mines.

Norma Miles, 91 Print E-mail

Norma Miles, 91, of Falmouth passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.

She was born in Pendleton County on July 9, 1923 to the late Chester and Catherine Wright Anderson, was a retired cafeteria employee with the Pendleton County school system, a member of Antioch Mills Christian Church, Harrison County, and a member of Woodman of the World.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents were, husband, Fenton Miles on August 19, 2004; brother, Wilson Anderson; and sister, Wilma Fern Anderson.

Surviving are daughter, Beverly (Tommy) Milner, Falmouth; sister, Ardella Mains, Falmouth; and grandchildren, Bradley and Rebecca Milner.

Visitation will take place from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth and from 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2014 preceding the funeral at 11 a.m., at Antioch Mills Christian Church.

Interment will take place at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Pendleton County.

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Cleon Dale "Butch" Florence, 63 Print E-mail

Cleon Dale "Butch" Florence, 63, of Cynthiana, formerly of Falmouth, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at his home.

He was born in Cynthiana on March 11, 1951 to Marcella Wright Murphy and the late Cleon Florence.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are wife, Lisa Buckler Florence; children, Michael Florence, Brandon Moore, Kerrie Alvarez and Christina Florence; brothers, Kenzie Florence and Timmy Murphy; sisters, Patricia Felty, Carla Florence, Elizabeth Florence and Virginia Gail Felty; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth.

Interment took place at the Lenoxburg Cemetery.

Clarence F. Pfanstiel, Jr. 86 Print E-mail

Clarence F. Pfanstiel, Jr., 86, of Williamstown passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 in Williamstown.

He was a Korean Army Veteran.

Surviving are children, Kurt (Pam) Pfanstiel and Valerie Hoeffer.

Funeral services will be held August 20, 2014 at Gump-Holt Funeral Home, 3440 Glenmore Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45211.

Interment will take place at Bridgetown Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Gordon Lee “Butch” Roberts, 74 Print E-mail

Gordon Lee “Butch” Roberts, 74, of Cynthiana, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014 at his home.

Surviving are children, Sandy Barker, Falmouth, Gordon Roberts Jr., Cynthiana, Brad Roberts, Cynthiana, Kathy Roberts, Paris, 2SG Chris Roberts, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Jennifer Roberts, Cynthiana and Tina King, Cynthiana.

Visitation will be held from 13-3 p.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2104 at the Woodhead Funeral Home with funeral services immediately following at 3 p.m., also at the funeral home.

Interment will take place at the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

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