Obituaries for Oct. 23

October 23, 2003

Sylvester Helm

Sylvester Helm, 50, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died there Saturday.

Born Dec. 19, 1952, in Lincoln County, he was the son of Joe Will and Velma Miller Helm of Lincoln County. He was a retired 28-year employee of R.J. Reynolds Co., and a member of Bethel AME Church.

Other survivors include two daughters, Aretha G. Watkins and Chanell L. Helm, both of Winston-Salem; two sons, Shawn Helm and Montez Helm, both of Winston-Salem.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church by William Jenkins.

Burial will be in Simpson Cemetery, Boneyville.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jewell Green

HARRODSBURG - Jewell Green, 85, of Harrodsburg, died today at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.


Jeanette P. Thomas

LIBERTY - Jeanette Parton Thomas, 66, of Cincinnati, died Wednesday at Bethesda Hospital North.

Born Oct. 10, 1937, in Casey County, he was the son of Clarence Parton of Liberty and the late Emily Walls Parton. He was a former factory employee and the widow of Larry G. Thomas.

Survivors include a son, Roger Parton of Mason, Ohio; a stepmother, Jewell Richardson Parton of Liberty; four sisters, Deloris Smith of Tennessee, Patsy Chapel of Florida, Mildred Southerland of Texas, and Judy Monk of Liberty; four brothers, Clarence, Edward and David Parton, all of Liberty, and John Parton of Waynesburg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Willow Springs United Methodist Church by the Rev. Edward Parton. Burial will be in Valley Oak Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at Bartle Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.


Sandra L. Brown

Services for Sandra Carole Land Brown, 58, of Jackson, Mich., formerly of Junction City, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Barry Harmon. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery.

She died Saturday in Jackson.

Born Dec. 23, 1944, in Junction City, she was the daughter of the late J.W. Land and Lucille Carter Banks. She was a homemaker and member of Buck Run Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Rubin M. "Buck" Brown; a son, Stephen Brown of Jackson, Mich.; a daughter, Stephanie Brown Smucker of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, James Stigall of Frankfort, and Charles Land of Louisville.

Pallbearers will be Terri Cooley, Dixie Minor, Mark Mahon, David Minor, Todd Pendygraft, Cindi Woolum and Mindi Kerbaugh.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.

Venita Devine

HARRODSBURG - Services for Venita Devine, 84, of Harrodsburg, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Don Chase. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

She died Wednesday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born Feb. 27, 1919, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel E. and Grace Tewmey Shewmaker.

She was a graduate of Mackville High School, a homemaker, and a member of Progressive Homemakers Club for several years, and Harrodsburg Christian Church. She was the widow of Roy Devine.

Survivors include a son, Tom Devine of Harrodsburg; a daughter, Cheri Cotton of Harrodsburg; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Troy McGinnis, Eric McGinnis, , Jimmy Overall, Alex Perkins, Kristen Devine and Craig Cotton.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Friday.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, Alzheimer's Association, or Harrodsburg Christian Church.

Lucille Pike

WAYNESBURG - Services for Lucille Pike, 73, of Kings Mountain, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Miracle Temple Church by Vernon Smith and Greg Thorn. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Fort Logan Hospital.

Born April 14, 1930, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Lizzie Rogers Carmack. She was a homemaker, a member of Miracle Temple Church, and the widow of Virgil C. Pike.

Survivors include a son, David Pike of Kings Mountain; three brothers, Elmer Carmack of Waynesburg, Orland Carmack and Johnny Carmack, both of Eubank; two sisters, Carrie Anderson and Alice Carmack, both of Eubank; a grandchild; two step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the church.

Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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