February 3, 2012
Two pioneers who came from Virginia to Kentucky in 1783 with Simon Kenton and 41 other people purchased land where the Perryville Battlefield State Park currently is located. Kenton, who believed he had killed a man in Virginia, fled to the wilderness of Kentucky as a teenager. He claimed several acres of land by building cabins and planting corn on some of the land, which later became Boyle County. After Kenton discovered he had not killed the man in Virginia, he returned home and talked his family and some neighbors into coming west with a promise that each family would get 250 acres.
June 15, 2006
Donald Keith Crank, 70, of Meadows of Dan, Virginia died Thursday, June 8 at his home. A former Lincoln Co. resident, he was born March 31, 1936 in Harlan County Kentucky. He was a tool maker and machinist for the William and Powell Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a member of the Bible Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Julia Jones Crank of Meadows Dan, Virginia; two sons: Jonas Donald Crank of Colorado and Donald Grant Crank of Ohio; three daughters: Joellan Mack of Ohio, Donna Kay Quigley of Georgia, Sarah Hull of Tennessee, and Rachel Ochoa of Ohio; two half brothers: Edwin and Donald Ray Crank of Virginia; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
December 18, 2012
Mabel Snowden Clark, 101, of Virginia, formerly of Winchester, passed away Sunday in Norfolk, Va. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.
April 16, 2008
Crystal Cher Orange, 35, of Buchanan, Va., formerly of Jessamine County, a sweet angel to her family, passed away April 8, in Roanoke, Va. She was a loving friend and family member to many in Kentucky which she considered home. She was the daughter of Mae B. Orange and the late Charles R. Teater. Additional survivors include brothers and sisters, Freddie and wife Sherie Orange of Jessamine County, David and wife Kathy Orange of Shelbyville, Edith and wife Becky Orange of Jessamine County and Sheila and husband Gary Smith of Virginia, and several nieces and nephews.
January 26, 2011
Martha C. Shipp, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Harry W. Crutchfield and Sarah Sellers Horine. Survivors include a son, Frank and wife Susan Shipp of Virginia; a daughter, Liese and husband Harold Coleman of Versailles; grandchildren Tiffany and husband Clark Bestwick of Virginia, and Terah and husband Jason Himmelright of North Carolina; two great-grandsons, Riley and Wyatt Himmelright of North Carolina; and...
October 18, 2007
Cecil Ellington Allen, Jr., 75, of Annandale, Va., formerly of Crab Orchard, died Saturday, Oct. 6. A native of Crab Orchard, he was born Dec. 10, 1931 to the late Cecil and Nila Allen. He was a 1950 salutatorian of the Crab Orchard High School; 1959 graduate of the University of Kentucky; civil service worker from 1959 to 1989 having worked in Honolulu, Hawaii, Fort Worth, Texas, Saigon, Bangkok, Thailand, the Philippines, and the Pentagon; and a veteran of the Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Kim Nogoc Allen of Virginia; daughter, Cathy Allen of Virginia; two brothers, Marvin Allen of Lanesville, Ind., and Jesse Allen of Albuquerque, N. M. A memorial services was Oct. 9 in the Chapel of National Funeral Homes in Falls Church, Va. Private family interment will take place in the National Memorial Park Obituary courtesy of McKnight Funeral Home in Crab Orchard.
October 30, 2008
The Clark County High School class of 1946 recently held their 62nd reunion at the Old Steak House on Lexington Road. The following were in attendance: Leon Chamberlain, Mary Pasley, Haynes Brumback, Juanita Baber, Mabel Henry, Alma Jones, June Huggins, Kathleen Rye, Jean Crouch, Ada Adams, Millie and Stanley Rogers and Virginia and Johnny Ray Wiseman. The next reunion will be held May 2009.
April 9, 2009
When J.B. Epperson went into the furniture business in 1946, things were a little simpler. But nearly 63 years later, the business landscape is changing, and J.B. and his wife, Virginia, said that they knew the time had come to close up shop for good. On March 31, with little fanfare, Winchester bid good-bye to a downtown landmark. "Way back when we started, you could almost do business with a handshake," J.B. said. "As the years went by, that changed. " J.B. said his father, J.B. Epperson Sr., was already in the furniture business when he and brother-in-law, Howard Schworm, decided to try their hand at it as well.
February 12, 2006
Belcher-Williamson Kimberly Ann Belcher and Shayne Aaron Williamson were married Oct. 15 at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Timothy Mathis. Sara Bentley of Lexington was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Holly Belcher of Danville, Ashley Feather of Nashville, Tenn., and Jessica Belcher of Lexington. Adriel Wilson of Lexington and Taylor Browning of Virginia were flowergirls. Scott Montgomery of Danville was best man. Groomsmen were Clint Browning of Virginia, brother of the groom, and B.J. Case and Shane Bastin, both of Danville.