Ada Grey Adkins Montgomery
(April 27, 1934 – February 4, 2014)

Ada Grey Adkins Montgomery age 79 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. She was born April 27, 1934 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Henry and Lula Hall Adkins. Also preceding her in death is her husband Normal Lee Montgomery. Survivors include one son Jimmy (Shelia) Montgomery of Salyersville, Kentucky, three daughters Della Minix, Tammy (Charles) Wright and Valerie Montgomery all of Salyersville, Kentucky, one brother Woodrow Pete (Kay) Adkins of West Liberty, Kentucky, four sisters Ruth (Jim) Waugh of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Ann (James) Leach of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Ruby Wingo of West Liberty, Kentucky and Hon (Ronnie) Cole Ezel, Kentucky, 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren also survive.

Besides Ada’s parents and husband she is preceded in death by one son Bobby (Charlotte) Montgomery, three brothers James Adkins, Hershel Adkins and Homer Adkins and five sisters Rosa Lee Adkins, Myrtle Adkins, Rhuie Adkins, Della Long and Thelma Jean Allen.

Funeral services for Ada Grey Montgomery will be conducted at 11 am Friday, February 7, 2014 from the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Campbell and Mike Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Cook Cemetery at Cripple Creek, Kentucky. Friends may call the funeral home after 6 pm Wednesday, February 5, 2014, all day Thursday and anytime Friday prior to funeral services.

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Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.~ e. e. cummings

Janet Fannin
(August 27, 1955 – August 12, 2013)

Janet Adkins Fannin, 57 years, 11 months and 16 days olds of West Liberty, KY passed away Monday, August 12,2013 in the St.Claire Medical Center, Morehead, KY after an extended illness.

She was born August 27, 1955 in Salyersville, KY daughter of the late Ben and Ethel Montgomery Adkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her, son,David Shawn Fannin. Five sisters, Ileen Williams, Edith Whitt, Faye Manning, Sue Paxton and Mae Adkins. One brother,Charles Adkins.

She is survived by her Companion, Edward Fannin, West Liberty, KY.Two daughters, Michelle Fannin and Mary Holliday, both of West Liberty, KY. A son, Edward Fannin Jr., West Liberty, KY. Two sisters, Mabel Pennix and Alice Scurry, both of West Liberty, KY.

Seven brothers, Hager Adkins, Lonnie Adkins, Wheeler Adkins, Russell Adkins, all of West Liberty, KY. Roy Adkins of Mt.Sterling, KY. Herbert Adkins, of Owingsville, KY. Robert Adkins of Salyersville, KY. Six grandchildren, Dakota(Chinphasinee)Stamper, Cierra Holliday, Hunter Chase Clark, Madison Fannin, Maylea Haney and Tyra Scott Fannin. One great grandchild, Dakota Brantley Stamper.

Funeral Services will be 11:AM, Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel with Elder Benny Wright officiating. Burial in the Scurry Cemetery, Jones Creek, KY.

Visitation 6:PM, Wednesday at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home, West Liberty, KY.

Pallbearers; Bruce Wingo, Randy Williams, Hager Adkins Jr., Lonnie Adkins Jr., Shane Sheets and Ballard Fannin.

Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace. ~ Oscar Wilde

Erman PEARSON
Born: 3 Apr 1928 Estill, Kentucky
Death: 5 May 2013  Miamisburg, Montgomery, Ohio
Burial: 11 May 2013
Highland Memorial Cemetery. Miamisburg, Montgomery, Ohio

PEARSON, Erman Age 85, of Miamisburg, OH, passed away, Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Sycamore Hospital. He was born in Estill County, KY, on April 3, 1928, to the late Tilford and Mary Jane (Arnold) Pearson. He retired from General Motors ~ Harrison Radiator Division; and was a home builder in the Carlisle area for many years. Erman attended Middletown Unity Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army as a drill instructor and demonstrated cadence to West Point Cadets. He earned his Third Degree Black Belt in Karate at the age of 48. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 46 years, Edith (Stamper) Pearson; 5 sisters, Georgia Sparks, Pearlie Mae Sparks, Clara Adkins, Lula Mae Metcalf, and Sarah Tressie Pearson; 6 brothers, his twin Therman, Andy, Jimmy, Delbert, and Tilford “Jr.”, and Paul Pearson; and his son-in-law, James Moore. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Lou Verney (Sebastian) Pearson; his son, Doyle and wife Fern Pearson of Miamisburg; 2 daughters, Patricia and husband Eugene Hazlett of Greenwood, SC and Phyllis Moore of Carlisle; a step-son Glenn (Kathy) Turner of Austin, IN; grandchildren, Ryan (Sara-Beth) Moore, Marie Hazlett, Michael Hazlett, Curtis (Holly) and Clint (Katie) Pearson; step grandchildren, Ana-Licia and John Turner; great-grandchildren, twins Katelynn & Kaylie Moore and James Paul Moore; Gabriel & Ayden Hazlett, Matthew & Lydia Pearson and Caleb Pearson. Family and friends may call 6-9 p.m., Friday May 10th, at the Dalton Funeral Home, Corner of State Route 4 & Weaver Rd., Germantown, where the Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery.

Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation. ~ Joseph Joubert

Mae Howard
Born: 10 May 1932 in Magoffin, Kentucky
Died: 03 Feb 2013 in Salyersville, Magoffin, Kentucky
Burial: 08 Feb 2013 in Rocklick Cemetery, Coon Creek, Kentucky

Parents:
Alfred “Alf” Howard (1898 – 1979)
Eliza Jane Adkins (1899-1983)

Mae Howard age 80 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. Mae was born May 10, 1932 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Alfred and Eliza Adkins Howard. She is also preceded in death by her husband Corbett Howard. Mae is survived by two sons Robert Lee (Sue) Howard of West Liberty, Kentucky, Kenny Dean (Shirl) Howard of Salyersville, Kentucky, five daughters Barbara Kaye (Grant) Cantrell of Salyersville, Kentucky, Meridith Gaye Holbrook of Salyersville, Kentucky, Evella Faye (Charlie) Ratliff of Paintsville, Kentucky, Della Lynn (Bobby) Howard of Salyersville, Kentucky and Perscilla Howard of Lexington, Kentucky, two brothers Henry Howard of Salyersville, Kentucky and John L. Howard of Morgan Fork, Ohio, one sister Dessie Bailey of Salyersville, Kentucky, 11 grandchildren, one step grand child, 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren also survives.

Besides her parents Mae is preceded in death by two brothers Kelly Howard and Jasper Howard, five sisters Carrie Howard, Druzie Montgomery, Lula Salyer, Junie Tackett and Hermalee Lemaster, one son in law Ray Holbrook and one daughter in law Lisa Howard.

Funeral services for Mae Howard will be conducted at 1 pm Friday, February 8, 2013 from the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Rocklick Cemetery at Coon Creek, Kentucky. Officiating will be Paul Brown and Merrill Adkins. Friends may call the funeral home after 6 pm Wednesday, February 6, 2013 all day Thursday and anytime Friday prior to funeral services.

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So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. ~ 1 Corinthians 15:54

I’ll meet you in the morning with a “How do you do,”
And we’ll sit down by the river,
And with rapture auld acquaintance renew.
You’ll know me in the morning,
By the smiles that I wear,
When I meet you in the morning
In that city that is built foursquare.

To Those I Love

(By Isla Paschal Richardson )

If I should ever leave you whom I love
To go along the Silent Way,
Grieve not,
Nor speak of me with tears,
But laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there.

( I’d come – I’d come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers? )
And when you hear a song
Or see a bird I loved,
Please do not let the thought of me be sad…
For I am loving you just as I always have…
You were so good to me!

There are so many things I wanted still to do –
So many things to say to you…
Remember that I did not fear…
It was Just leaving you that was so hard to face…
We cannot see Beyond…
But this I know:
I love you so –
’twas heaven here with you!

I do the very best I know how – I do the best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. ~ Abraham Lincoln

This was sent to me in an email today…

My opinion based upon close observation of sick dogs and cats is that they seldom exhibit pain even though they may be terribly uncomfortable and unhappy. What you are describing to me is a dog that seems to have lost a certain quality of life. Should you keep any pet alive just because there is no pain even though that pet is unable to do the things a dog would naturally do?
The disease your dog has is probably incurable and will gradually get worse. That may mean today your dog feels as good as it ever will; each day will hold less comfort, less playfulness, less ability to function like a dog should. If the dog is having more “bad” days than “good” days, and you are able to stop the poor dog’s discomfort in a painless and respectful manner, why not allow the dog to pass away peacefully?
It is a tough call and everyone has an individual way of handling this crisis. Try to be certain today that no one in the future is sorry for NOT doing something they should have. Likewise, regretting having put a dog to sleep when there may have been “some life” left can weigh very heavy on one’s mind many years later. The thought that “I gave up on him” can be haunting. Talk it out with everyone concerned.
Ask the dog, too. This may sound silly but each individual should spend time alone with the dog in a quiet and private location. Hold and comfort the dog in your arms and talk it over… just the two of you. Then, if you listen to your heart, the answers can become very clear.

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“Don’t forget until too late that the business of life is not business, but living.” ~ B. C. Forbes