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The Manchester Enterprise: Obituaries

Darrell Davidson

Darrell Davidson, 53, of Oneida, passed away Wednesday at The Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN.  He is survived by the following children: Nicholas Davidson, Highland Heights, KY., Shawn Tyler Davidson & Brandon Darrell Davidon, both of Oneida, Ciara Marie Davidson, Richmond, KY. & Whitney Lynn Davidson, Pippa Passas, Ky.  He is also survived by his parents, Calvin & Sophia Davidson, Oneida & these brothers, James Calvin Davidson, Laurel Creek, Gary Davidson & Terry Gaston Davidson, both of Oneida.  Funeral services for Darrell Davidson will be held Sunday at 2:00 PM at the Britton Funeral Home Chapel with Joey Burn officiating.  Burial will follow at the Estill Davidson Cemetery at Oneida.  Visitation will be after 6:00 PM Saturday at the Britton Funeral Home.

 

The family of Darrell Davidson would like to thank everyone for their comforting words and kindness in this time or sorrow. We are so blessed to have such caring friends and family. Thank you for everything. Darrell’s friends and family will miss him terribly. In the words of his children “our Daddy was a wonderful man, thank you all for seeing it too. Thank You, The Family of Darrell Davidson

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 12:58

 

Bill Allen

Bill Allen, 74, of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Formerly of Clay County, the husband of Mary Allen, passed away Friday at the Hospice of Cincinnati.  Funeral services for Bill Allen were held Tuesday at 2:00 PM at the Britton Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Kilburn officiating.  Burial followed at the Manchester Memorial Gardens.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 12:55

 

Bessie S. Bowling

Bessie S. Bowling, 89, passed away on March 12, 2011, just two weeks prior to her 90th birthday.

Bessie was born on the family farm in Clay County, Kentucky to Louise and George Smith. Bowling was preceded in death by her sister Nina Blair, and brothers Curtis, Burgan and Elmer Smith. Her husband of 54 years, Charlie Bowling, died in 2002.

Bessie attended Cumberland College and started teaching “grade school” in a 2- room school house during WWII. She later finished her degree at Eastern State College. During her 39 year career she influenced many students who also became teachers.

After retirement Bessie was an active member of the Manchester Library Committee, the Retired Teachers Association of Kentucky and the Homemakers’ Club of the County Extension Office. She also supported the Lockards Creek Fire Station.

In addition to teaching, Bessie was the wife of a farmer. She spent many hours helping Charlie with the livestock and large garden. She enjoyed canning the homegrown vegetables. As a country cook, she was well known for making chicken and dumplings.

Bessie was a member of Muddy Gap Baptist Church, where she was honored several years as the oldest mother in the congregation. She spent hours reading her Bible and often said, “The important thing is to be ready to go.”

Bessie is survived by her beloved son, Roy Glenn, his wife, Ann, and three cherished grandchildren, Mark, Chad and Laura. She is also survived by brothers Delbert and Elbert Smith, many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and friends.

The family wishes to thank the many family members and caregivers for their loving care and support during this long journey. Bessie also found a happy home the last year of her life at Nazareth Home in Louisville where she was treated with love and respect.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 12:54

 

Anthony Beatty

Anthony Beatty, 50, of Manchester, passed away Friday at his home.  His is survived by his son, Anthony Ryan Beatty, Burning Springs, his father, Beve P. Beatty, Hamilton, Ohio, his mother, Phyllis Beatty, Manchester & his sister, Beverly Feltner, Manchester.  Funeral services for Anthony Beatty will be held Monday at 2:00 PM at the Britton Funeral Home Chapel with Tess Lipps officiating.  Burial will follow at the Reid Cemetery at Pigeon Roost.  Visitation will be after 12:00 noon Monday at the Britton Funeral Home.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 12:51

 

Elbert Smith

Elbert Smith, age 99 of East Laurel Road passed away on Tuesday at St. Joseph-London.He was the husband of the late Minnie Smith.  He was the father of Clifford Smith of Corbin, KY, Treva Taylor and Bige Smith of London, Ky and Wendell Smith of Gary, IN.  He was the brother of Bill Smith and Ananea Bruner.  Funeral services for Elbert Smith will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday in The Chapel of The House-Rawlings Freedom Cemetery in London, Ky.  The family of Elbert Smith will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday in The Chapel of The House-Rawlings Funeral Home.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 14:38

 

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