The Manchester Enterprise: Obituaries

Thelma Spurlock

Thelma Spurlock, 81, of Springdale, Ohio, Formerly of Clay County, passed away Tuesday at the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Funeral services for Thelma Spurlock were held Saturday at 2:00 PM at the Britton Funeral Home Chapel with Lonnie Spurlock, Riley Parker and Bill Stapleton officiating.  Burial followed at the Irvin Hill Cemetery.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 14:30


Martha Bowling

Martha Bowling, age 94, went home to be with the Lord on March 4, 2011.  She was born on February 15, 1917, but we celebrated her birth on April 6, 1917.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Drucilla Gibson, her husband, Woodrow Bowling, three sons, Charles Bertram, an infant,  Dennis Roy Bowling, and J. C. Bowling.  She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ruth Sword.  She leaves to mourn her passing daughters Carrie Napier, Edna Griffin, Lois J. Smith and Laura Michelle Bowling, and sons Harold Ray Bowling and Dennis Woodrow Bowling (Buddy) and wife Isabelle, all of Big Creek, Kentucky and son Cleve E. Bowling and wife Zetta of Manchester, Kentucky.  She also leaves daughter Sally Gillespie of Louisville, Kentucky and son James Woodrow Bowling (Woody) and wife Geraldine of Norwalk, Ohio.  She is also survived by a special adopted daughter, Mary Ann Eshleman and husband, Galen, of Lebanon, Ohio.  She is also survived by 34 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren and 27 great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at The Flat Creek Church of the Brethren on Monday March 7, 2011 with Cleve Bowling, Dewayne Yost, Steve May and Ernest Smith officiating.  Burial was at the Bowling Cemetery at Marcum, KY.



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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 14:56


Brian S. Philpot

Loving Memory of Brian S. Philpot Jan. 21, 1974 – March 13, 1997

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The Consolation of Eternal Life

A great many people believe that our eternal life will begin at the time of our death.  In reality our eternal life will begin at the time of our death.  In reality, our eternal life with God began on the day of our Baptism, the day we became children of God.  As adopted members of God’s family, we become heirs of Heaven; as our heritage, God shares His very life with us.  Life that is eternal, life that transcends all time and space.  When we reflect on this great truth, we can come to realize that those we love who have gone before us, marked with the sign of faith, have not been separated from us.  They are really much closer to us because they now live in the fullness of God’s love, a love that embraces each one of us, whether here on eath or in the heavenly kingdom.  It is in this divine love that we are truly united, not only to God, but to each other.  At a time of mourning, we often feel that we are distant from those we love.  Actually, they are united with us now more than ever before.  No more do they know the restraints of the human condition.  Now they are able to love us with a deep love, a fuller love, a love that is enriched by God’s own love.  No, death does not separate us from those we love.  It deepens our union with God and with each other.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 14:55


Lawrence “Antique” Rice

Lawrence “Antique” Rice

(December 31, 1946 – March 3, 2011)

The Obituary for Lawrence “Antique” Rice

Officiating Ministers:  Rev. Jesse Martin & Carl Brown

Lawrence Rice was born on December 31, 1946 in Leslie Co. Ky., the son of the late Sim & Ora Sizemore Rice.  He passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at his residence at Onedia, Ky. at age of 64 years.  Lawrence was a life long resident of Leslie & Clay Co.  By occupation he was a retired coal miner.  He was a member of the Sizerock Baptist Church at Sizerock, Ky.  He enjoyed spending time with his family & horseback riding.  Lawrence “Antique” Rice was preceeded in death by his parents” Sim & Ora Sizemore Rice, two brothers:  Homer & Ira Rice & one sister:  Oma Watkins.

He leaves the following relatives surviving: His loving & devoted wife: Wilma Collins Rice of Oneida, Ky., three daughters: Helen Collett & Shawn of Stinnett, Ky., Susie Gay & Brandon of Oneida, Ky., & Denise Couch & Ritchie of Manchester, Ky., three brothers: Monroe Rice of Louisville, Ky., Arnell Rice & Diane of Hyden, Ky., & Earl Rice & Peggy of London, Ky., four sisters: Celo Mollica of New Jersey, Louise Napier of Chavies, Ky., Bertha Napier & Robert of Hazard, Ky., & Marie Lynch of Dayton, Ohio & four grandchildren: Cecilia Shay, Keeley Alysia, Isabella Jean & Felicia also a host of other relatives & friends survive.

Funeral service will be on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Sizerock Baptist Church at Sizerock, Ky. with Rev. Jesse Martin & Carl Brown officiating.  Burial will follow in the Gibson Branch Cemetery at Sizerock, Ky.  The folling will serve as pallbearers:  Brandon Gay, Shawn Collett, Ritchie Couch, Jack Gay, Ronnie Gay, B.J. Gibson, Tyler Gay & Brent Wayne Collins.  Visitation will be on Saturday, March 5th at 6:00 PM at the Dwayne Walker Funeral Home & also on Sunday at 10:00 AM at the church.


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Estill Reed

Estill Reed, 90, of Oneida, the husband of Elva Reed, passed away Saturday at the U.K. Medical Center at Lexington.  Funeral services for Estill Reed were held Tuesday at 1:00 PM at The Britton Funeral Home Chapel with Joey Burns & Sill Lee officiating.  Burial followed at The Hensley Cemetery at Hensley.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 14:27


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