The Manchester Enterprise: Obituaries

Elmo Ealy

Elmo Ealy age 90 of Lockards Creek passed away Tuesday March 1st 2011 at Manchester Memorial Hospital.  He was born February 9th 1921 in Clay County Ky to the union of Lewis and Troy Smallwood Ealy.  He was a retired truck driver, decorated WWII veteran, and member of Roots Branch Baptist Church.

He is survived by his children:  Faye Adams and Husband Joe of Southgate KY, Darrell Ealy and wife Sue of London, Mart Ealy and wife Marlene of Annville, Donnie (Pete) Ealy and wife Sandy of Big Creek, Carol Roberts and husband Ricky of Lockards Creek, Glenn Ealy and wife Sheena of House Branch, and Ronnie Cunagin and wife Kim of London, his brothers:  Dewey Ealy, OB Ealy, Ronnie Ealy, and Morris Ealy.  Also surviving are 21 Grandchildren, 33 Great grandchildren, and 11 Great-great grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ola Ealy, his daughter Betty (Johnnie) Johnson, and the following brothers and sisters Della Dragonchuk, Raymond Ealy, Kenneth Ealy, and Leo Ealy.

Funeral services for Elmo Ealy were Friday March 4th 2011 at 1pm at the Britton’s Funeral Home Chapel Rev Landon McDaniel and Rev George Blair officiating.  A military memorial service and burial followed in the Manchester Memorial Gardens.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 14:27


Carrie Gilbert

Carrie Gilbert 79, of Red Bird, passed away Friday evening at her home.  She is survived by these children:  John Wayne Gilbert & wife Lesa, of Big Creek, Michael Gilbert & wife Mary, of Oneida & Carolan Hensley & husband Don, of London.  She also leaves 6 grandchildren, Donna Smith, Jonathan McConnel, Brandon Hensley, Little John Gilbert, John Tyler Gilbert & Nathaniel Gilbert & 2 great grandchildren, Ryan Napier & Kamryn Faith Hensley.  She is also survived by these brothers & sister, S.A. Jackson, Big Creek, Nick Jackson, Jr., Falmouth, Ky.  & Irene Hubbard, Manchester.  Funeral services for Carrie Gilbert were held Tuesday at 1:00 PM at The Britton Funeral Home Chapel with J.D. Hensley officiating.  Burial followed at the Mosley Cemetery at Red Bird.  Visitation was Monday evening at The Britton Funeral Home.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 14:25


Modeana Keith

Family of Modeana Keith:

We would like to express our gratitude and say thank you to everyone for their prayers, love and support during the difficult days before and after Mom passed away.  To those that brought food to us and for those who stopped by or called, we appreciate you.  For those that let us know you couldn’t attend for whatever reason, we know you were there in heart and sprit and that you were praying.  Thanks to all who sent flowers or gifts.  Each one is treasured and appreciated.  They were all beautiful.  Many thanks to Bro. David Peters.  You traveled from Benton, TN to be with us and perform the services, an sang a beautiful song.  We love you for it.  Thank you, Cindy and Charlie Rickett, for the huge meal you prepared for the family.  You will never know just how much that meant to us.  Thank you, Romingers Funeral Home, for your support and for the thoughtfulness you have always shown us.  A special thanks to Sister Ruby Campbell, whom we see as an extended member of our family.  Mom loved you like no other.  We know you sent many a prayer up for Mom and for all of us., and you are very near and dear to our hearts.  Also, a special thanks Dr. Kishore and Dr. Irwin, and to the staff of Manchester Memorial Hospital, particularly the ICU staff.  We appreciate each and every one of you.  Mom is home now.  She is at rest.

Melissa Yingst

Yvonne Maxie (granddaughter)

Karen Batten

Charlene Mullins

Fayetta Farmer


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Martha Rose Hayre Smith

Mrs. Martha Rose Hayre Smith, age 70 of Gregory Branch, passed away Sunday, February 27th, 2011 at the Saint Joseph Hospital in London, Kentucky.  She was born April 30th, 1940 in Clay County, Kentucky to the union of Sebastian and Nancy Holland Hayre.  She was a homemake and a member of the Gregory Branch Holiness Church.  She is survived by her husband: Arthur Smith of Gregory Branch, and these children:  Jimmy Darrell Benge and his wife:  Junetta of Gregory Branch, Vickie Lynn Fultz and her husband:  Jimmy of Gregory Branch, Fred Smith of Corbin, and Ricky Allen Smith and his wife Tina of Gregory Branch.  Also surviving are 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, one sister:  Lucy Ferrell of Mill Creek and James Hayre of Little Goose.  Funeral Services for Mrs. Martha Rose Hayre Smith will be Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 12 PM at Rominger Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Jessie Kemper and Rev. Wilburn Coffey will be officiating.  Burial will be in the Manchester Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Wednesday, March 2nd, after 6PM at the Rominger Funeral Home Chapel.


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Jessie Burns

Jessie Burns, 85, of Second Street, passed away Friday, February 18 at her home.  She was a member of The Manchester Baptist Church.  She was proceeded in death by her husband, James A. Burns & her parents, Joe & Lou Emma Lyttle Reid.  She is survived by her son, James Franklin Burns and wife Shan of Manchester. Graveside Funeral Services for Jessie Burns were held Tuesday, February 22 at 10:00 AM at the Manchester Memorial Gardens with Ken Bolin officiating.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 15:28


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