Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hopper Infant

Elijah Hopper, infant son of Jessica L. Mason and Mark Hopper passed away Monday evening April 18, 2011, at Meadowview Regional Medical Center.

In addition to his parents, he is also survived by a sister, Kyra Mason; a brother, Brayden Hopper; and grandmothers, Darla Stamper and Linda Hopper.

Elijah was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher William Mason Jr.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., today April 20, 2011, at Big Run Cemetery with Pastor Lonnie Conn and Pastor Mary Thompson officiating.

Boone-Nickell Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mr. McElfresh

James Nelson "Jimmie" McElfresh 70, of Elizaville, died Monday, April 18, 2011 at Fleming County Hospital after a long illness.

He was born July 20, 1940, in Nicholas County to the late Herbert and Helsie Watkins McElfresh.

He was a retired bus driver for Fleming County School System and a life long farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Humphries McElfresh; children, Ceonia (Tony) Leet, Keith (Mavis) Leet, Pam (Bob) Tribby, Kim (Mike) Razor and Michelle (Eddie) Koehler; siblings, Billy (Edna) McElfresh, Gene (Amanda) McElfresh, Don (Bonnie) McElfresh, and Patsy (Donnie) Vice; grandchildren, Heather and Hannah Leet, Blake Tribby, Kevin Leet, Kelly Wiggins, Luke Wiggins, Paige Muchow and Madison Koehler; and several nieces and nephews

Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in the Elizaville Cemetery.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mrs. Kerns

Paulette Kerns, 64, of Flemingsburg, passed away April 16, 2011, at University of Kentucky Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 26, 1946, in Poplar Plains to the late Lorene and Paul Flora.

She had worked at the shoe factory in Flemingsburg, was a volunteer for Hospice of Hope, and a member of Flemingsburg Baptist Church. She was and always will be in our hearts, a loving Wife, Mom, and Mamaw.

Survivors include her husband, Donnie Kerns; children, Ginger (Tony) Selby of Flemingsburg, Randy (Dana Stamper) Kerns of Flemingsburg, and Donna (Gale) Burke of Flemingsburg; two grandsons, Bryan Burke and Ashton Reid; and two brothers, Bill Ware of Indiana and Eddie (Linda) Flora of Michigan, also several nieces and nephews.

Paulette was preceded in death by her parents and her little sister, Susie Flora.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home with Dr. Chris Beckham officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in Longview Cemetery in Bethel.

Friends may sign the guest book at

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mr. Gold

Joe Dan Gold of West Liberty, Ky., passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Ky., at the age of 68 years, 10 months and 7 days. He was born on Sunday, June 7, 1942, at Benton, Ky., son of Violet Louise Frizzell Gold and the late William Hamrick Gold.

Joe Dan was united in marriage to Rosemarie Hards on November 25, 1966. To this union was born two children, John Douglas and JoMarie.

He was a graduate of Mississippi State University, where he played basketball and later became head coach. As a professional educator, he served in the role of teacher, principal, and superintendent.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Hamrick Gold.

Joe Dan is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Gold; two children, John Douglas Gold and wife Christy Norris Gold of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and JoMarie Gold Richardson and husband William of Milford, Ohio; his mother, Violet Louise Gold of Benton, Ky.; four grandchildren, Billie Jo Richardson, Haylee Noel Gold, Samuel Douglas Richardson and Jack Douglas Gold; one stepgrandchild, Courtney Hauck; one stepgreat-grandchild, Will Hauck; two brothers, William Dale Gold and wife Shelia, and Robert Edwin Gold and wife Pat, all of Benton, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 16, 2011, at Morgan Central Elementary School, West Liberty, Ky., with the Rev. Richard Anderson and the Rev. Sammy E. Harris officiating and at 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2011, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton, Ky., with the Rev. Rodney Wallace officiating. Burial to follow in the Maple Springs Cemetery, Rt. 68, Benton, Ky.

5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Collier Funeral Home, Benton, Ky.

Memorials are suggested to Morehead State University College of Education, MSU Foundation; Sports Crusaders, 460 South Summit, Holts Summit, MO 65043; The American Cancer Society; or Mississippi State University M Club.

Potter Funeral Home, West Liberty, Ky., and Collier Funeral Home, Benton, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mrs. Yuna

Karen Yuna, 58, of Twin Fork Lane, Wallingford, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Fleming County Hospital Emergency Room.

She was born Sept. 20, 1952 in Conneticut

She is survived by her husband, Willard Yuna of Wallingford.

Karen was an avid outdoors person, who loved flower gardening, fishing and anything outdoors.

She is survived by her husband and by two sons, David Goffredo and Vincent Goffredo of Conneticut.; two step-daughters, Yvonne Gallardo of Maryland and Pamla Hite of West Virginia.; a brother, Steven Mellon; a sister, Marianne Morrone of Florida; and four grandchildren.

Services were April 15, 2011 at the Denton-Workman Funeral Home in Flemingsburg.

Burial  followed in Muses Mills Cemetery.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mrs. Sauer

Martha Caproni "Sis" Sauer, 84, of Flemingsburg, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at her home.

She was the former Martha Caproni born March 9, 1927, in Ashland, to the late Henry and Eleanor Wade Caproni.

She was a homemaker and a member of St Charles Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Sauer who died June 2, 1986.

She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Sauer Meadows of Flemingsburg and Cheryal Sauer (Les) Davis of Aberdeen, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Sauer of Flemingsburg; grandchildren, Brent (Lyndsey) Davis of Ripley, Ohio, Stacie (Jon) Moran of Ripley, Melissa (Michael) Denton of Shelbyville, Dwayne (Tamatha) Meadows of Aberdeen, Ohio, and Andrew (Jennifer) Sauer of Flemingsburg; step-grandchildren, Troy (Amy) Davis of West Union, Ohio, and Angela Frodge of Maysville; great-grandchildren, Austin Meadows of Aberdeen, Savannah Jo Moran of Ripley, and Ashlyn Denton of Shelbyville; step-great-grandchildren, Derrick and Trey Davis of West Union; step-great-greatgrandson, Darius Davis of West Union; brothers, Donald Caproni of Worthington, and Jake (Arlene) Caproni of Amarillo, Texas; and half-brothers and half-sisters, Stephen (Gwen) Caproni of Ashland, David (Shelia) Caproni of Ashland, Mary Brooks of North Carolina, Lena (Lafe) Adkins of West Virginia, and Lea Catherine Hanson of Ashland.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Charles A. Sauer Jr. who died Feb. 27, 2010; a sister, Jean Caproni; and a half brother, Joseph Anthony Caproni.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, April 15, 2011, at St. Charles Catholic Church by the Rev. Verne F. Hogan, as celebrant.

Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Thursday with parish prayers at 4:45 p.m. at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Hope.

Condolences may be sent to

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mr. Ison

Donnie Ison, age 74, of Morehead Road, Wallingford, Kentucky, a native of Clearfield, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011, at the St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Kentucky.

He was born February 8, 1937, in Rowan County, Kentucky, and was the son of the late George W. Ison and Rissie Alice Adkins Ison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Donald “Pete” Ison; two brothers, Arnold Ison and Earl Ison; and two sisters, Loretta Sparkman and Eva Ann Ison Kissick.

Donnie is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lahoma Eldridge Ison, whom he married March 19, 1964; two sons, Jimmy Ison of Morehead, Kentucky, and George Ison of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky; one daughter, Donna Ison of Toledo, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

Also surviving are three brothers, James Ison, Rev. Cecil Ison and Ival Ison, all of Morehead, Kentucky; two sisters, Darlene Morehouse of Batavia, Ohio, and Carol Foster of Flemingsburg, Kentucky; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Donnie was retired from Fannin’s Ashland after more than 20 years of service.

Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Ison and the Rev. Gary Madden officiating. Burial was in the Clearfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Eddie Ison, Glenn Ison, Mike Ison, Jeff Kissick, John Wolfenbarger, and Don Ward.

Visitation was after 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.