May 29, 2007


Geneva E. Abner, 85, of 202 Westwood Apartments, widow of Oscar Abner, died at 7:34 p.m. Sunday at the Winchester Centre for Health & Rehabilitation.

A native of Estill County, she was the daughter of the late Ellis and Mary Dixon Woolery. She was a homemaker and a member of Ford Christian Church.

Survivors include five sons and four daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Juanita Abner of Winchester, Clyde and Sandra Abner of Clark County, Burton and Ruby Abner of Louisville, Lloyd and Aileen Abner and Tracy Abner of Clark County; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Dortha Abner.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Scobee Funeral Home by the Rev. Ben Rake. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren, and honorary pallbearers will be great-grandchildren and Dr. Harold and Debbie Moberly.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.

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Services for Steven Lynn Watts, 55, of 194 Schollsville Road, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Scobee Funeral Home by the Rev. Dale Hanson. Burial was in the Winchester Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Wilmont Jones, A.B. Watts, Jimmy Bradley, Jeff Smyth, Randy Watts, Roy Alan Smith, Lee Watts and Michael Watts.

Watts, son of Pauline Watts of Winchester and the late Leonard Watts, died at 9:10 a.m. Friday at Clark Regional Medical Center.

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George Nelson Stewart, 69, of 2096 Winchester Road, Mount Sterling, husband of Vernon L. Stewart, died at 4:35 a.m. today at his home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Scobee Funeral Home.


Roxann Marie Baxter, 21, of Harrison Avenue, Mount Sterling, died Saturday in Lexington.

A native of Clark County, she was the daughter of Marcus Watson of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Teresa Vice Baxter Kidd of Mount Sterling. She was a Rogers Foam employee and attended the First Church of God.

Other survivors include four brothers, Robert Baxter and Jamie Baxter, both of Jeffersonville, Christopher Baxter of Richmond and Scott Centers of Winchester; her fiance, Jimmy Gross II of Mount Sterling; two half-sisters, Anna Marie Watson and Tracey Watson, both of Jeffersonville, Ind.; maternal grandparents, Jouett and Peggy Vice of Owingsville; and two nieces, Chaney Marie and Leigha Dean Baxter.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Ray Centers.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals by the Rev. Kenny Gross and the Rev. Lowell Rice. Burial was in the Old Virginia Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robby, Chris and Jamie Baxter, Scott and Michael Center, B.J. Ratliff, Justin Powell and David Esteppe; honorary pallbearers were Matt Willoughby, Matt Daniels, Cody Angel, Jesse Cain, Ciera Willoughby, Robin Barker, Dede Thomas, Debbie Anderson, Tom Crouch, Scott Bavis, Sam Coffey, Audrey Goodpaster and Chelsie Reed.


Brenda Kaye Vaughn McCarty, 55, of Nest Egg Road, Mount Sterling, wife of Ronnie McCarty, died Saturday at her home.

A native of Hayti, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Harvey Ewell Vaughn and the late Matilda VanDyke Duff. She was an employee of McDonald's and a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Other survivors include two daughters, Becky Taulbee of Elizabethtown and Rhonda McCarty of Mount Sterling; two sons, Renzie McCarty of Mount Sterling and Sanford McCarty of Winchester; four grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Beall of Griffin, Ga.; and two brothers, Chester Vaughn of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and James Vaughn of Mount Vernon, Ill.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals in Mount Sterling by Pastor Robbie Conn. Burial will be in McCarty Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tim and Winfred Lykins, David Spencer, Terry Fuller, Bobby Pruitt and Phillip Reed.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today.

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