Winnie Alyne Watson
Winnie Alyne Watson, 94, of Burkesville, Ky., passed away Jan. 4 at the Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services were held Jan. 5 at the Scott Cemetery. Craig Ogletree officiated. Family and friends served as pallbearers.
She was born Oct. 15, 1926 in Clay County. She spent most of her adult life working in a factory. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, talking on the phone and stripping tobacco. Noting compared to her dog Hoss. She was an active member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by: parents, Thomas and Lizzy Jane (Kerr) Watson; spouse, Earl Wayne Watson; infant daughter, Sharon Rose Watson; sisters, Velma, Annalee, Paulene, Gladys, Lucy, and Lola; nephews, Renneth, James, Randall, Ricky and Ralph Allen; nieces, Camill, Cornella, Edwinna, Mary Ruth, Barbara and Gail; great-nephews, Tony Watson, Tony Ralph Roach and Kenny Watson; and great-great-niece Morgan Roach Allen.
Surviving relatives include: daughter, Sandra Ford; grandson, Scott Ford; nephew, Benny Levi Stephens; nieces, Zelma Hughes, Esta Faye Watson and Liz Boles; her dog, Hoss; and a host of friends and neighbors.
Upton Hay Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ricky L. Groce
Ricky Groce, 61, of Celina, passed away Dec. 31 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Graveside services were held Jan. 2 at the Long Cemetery #1 on Cherry Tree Ridge in Peytonsburg, Ky. Bro. Joshua Cloutier officiated.
He was born Dec. 19, 1959. He worked as a tree trimmer. He never met a stranger, always would talk to anyone.
He was preceded in death by: parents, Raymond Lester and Noxie Frances (Long) Groce.
Surviving relatives include: wife, Marie Groce; stepson, Robert Boles and wife, Chasity; grandsons, A.J. Boles and Braxton Boles; brothers, Bruce Groce and Stephen Groce; nieces, Stacy White and Joann Willis; nephew, Stephen Groce; and a host of family and friends.
Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Opal Christine Brady
Opal Christine Brady, 89, of Moss, passed away Jan. 7 at the Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 8 in the chapel of the Upton Hay Funeral Home. Dale Strong officiated. Interment followed in the Moss Cemetery. Family and friends served as pallbearers.
She was born March 20, 1931 in Moss. She spent most of her adult life working in a factory as well as providing care for her family and home. She was known for her famous chicken and dumplings.
She was preceded in death by: parents, Ernest and Dorothy (Collins) Smith; husband, Clovis Brady; and brothers, Delmos Collins, Glynn Smith and Kenneth Smith.
Surviving relatives include: son, Adrain and (Glenda) Brady; granddaughter, Donna Christine (James) Latham; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Macy, Griffin and Camden Latham; sisters, Berlayne Cross, Jane Reba Robbins and Beatrice Birdwell; and a host of friends and neighbors.
Sometimes when life seems empty and we feel alone, we discover the importance of the kindness of others. Thank you for being a light in a dark and difficult time. Your kindness meant so very much and will never be forgotten. Thank you all for the calls, visits, texts and prayers. We are so grateful to all who brought food, gifts or made donations to the cemetery fund. A special thank you to Celina EMS and the three officers that responded to help us that day. There are no words to express the gratitude for all the many acts of kindness.
The Family of Haskell Lee Boles