The Morehead News

August 11, 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

Arthur Von Adkins


MOREHEAD - Arthur Von Adkins, age 52, of U.S. 60 East, Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Monday, August 7, 2006, at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born June 11, 1954, in Huntington, West Virginia, and is the son of Edith Adkins of Morehead, Kentucky, and Ivory Perry of Jackson, Michigan. His stepfather, James M. Hale, preceded him in death.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Nyoka Duty Adkins; one son, David G. Adkins of Providence, Rhode Island; six sisters, Louise Sargent, Deloris Easterling, Mary Mullen and husband Jerry, and Candy Marcum, all of Morehead, Kentucky, Margaret Roff, and husband K. C. of Rancho Cucamonga, California; and Donna Cadle of Jackson, Michigan; three brothers, Charles Hale and James Hale and wife Rhonda of Morehead, Kentucky, and David Hale of Grayson, Kentucky. Other survivors include his mother-in-law, Essie Duty of Dunlow, West Virginia; four sisters-in-law, Christine Carroll and husband Bob, Judith Browning and husband John, and Rhonda Adkins and husband Tommy, all of Wayne, West Virginia, and Alethia Wiley and husband Teddy of Ranger, West Virginia; two brothers-in-law, Ted Duty and wife Tera of Dunlow, West Virginia, and Darrell Duty of Akron, Ohio; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Special mention should be given to Patricia Caldwell of Cleveland, Ohio, who was just like a mother; and Shelby, for her liver donation to Von in October 2004. Thanks, Shelby, for each extra day.

Von served his country in the U.S. Army as a military police officer and was a former hotel manager and mortgage broker. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Wayne, West Virginia.

Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2006, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Minister Ronald D. Ross officiating; burial was in the Nickell-Harris Cemetery with full military rites conducted at the graveside by Morehead American Legion Post No. 126. Pallbearers were Adam Mullen, Joey Earls, Randy Wagoner, Mike Ferguson, Ronnie Caudill, Robert Carroll, Jeremy Hale and Derek Hale. Visitation was Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.

Glendal Steve Bragg


MOREHEAD - Glendal Steve Bragg, age 60, of KY 801 North, Morehead, Kentucky passed away Monday, August 7, 2006, at the St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. He was born October 27, 1945, at Bluestone, Kentucky, and was the son of the late Allie and Rebecca Jones Bragg. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Virgil Bragg, Taylor Bragg, and David Bragg, and one sister, Mabel Roberts.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Curtis Bragg; two daughters, Donna Bragg and Lisa Bragg of Morehead, Kentucky; one stepdaughter, Stephanie Wright of West Liberty, Kentucky; one stepson, Dennis Bragg of Morehead, Kentucky, three brothers, Terry Bragg of Flemingsburg, Kentucky, Dennis Bragg of Morehead, Kentucky, and Larry Bragg of Kettering, Ohio; four sisters, Lucy Oyer of Dayton, Ohio, Gladys Toy and Wanda Becraft of Flemingsburg, Kentucky, and Joyce Choate of Jamestown, Tennessee, and two step-grandchildren, Andrew and Jordan Wright.

Mr. Bragg was a small engine repairman.

Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2006, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mike Cooper officiating; burial was in Siloam Cemetery. Pallbearers were Stanley Curtis, Claude Warren, Robert Bragg, Eric Thompson, Jason Thompson, and Travis Farris.

Arrangements were by Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.

Ed Kiser

Ed Kiser, age 80, of Maxey Flat Road, Hillsboro, Kentucky, husband of Ruth Curtis Kiser, passed away Wednesday evening at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. Funeral arrangements are pending at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.

Garry Lee Lanham II


MOREHEAD - Garry Lee Lanham II, 23, of Wilmington, N.C, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born April 8, 1983, in Morehead, Kentucky, he is the son of Garry Lee and Terina Lanham of Morehead and Susan and Terry Underwood of New London, North Carolina. Other survivors include his grandparents, R. C. and Phyllis Furr of Albemarle, North Carolina; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Christa and Gary Burchfield II of Lexington, Kentucky, and Angela and Patrick Muncy of Louisville, Kentucky; one brother, Daniel Underwood of New London, North Carolina; one stepbrother, Malcolm Fultz of Morehead, Kentucky, and three nephews, Jacob, Justin, and Isaac Muncy.

Garry Lee was a graduate of North Stanley High School in New London, North Carolina, and was pursuing a degree in law enforcement at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina. He played soccer in both high school and college and was currently a member of the Cape Fear Sea Devils. He loved the ocean, especially surfing.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2006, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals with the Rev. Lloyd Dean officiating; burial will follow in Brown Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Underwood, Malcolm Fultz, Gary Burchfield II, Patrick Muncy, Derek Lewis, Adam Day, and James Damron.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2006, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.

Winford Lewis


OHIO – Winford Lewis, 71, of Sunman, Ind. Died Aug. 7, 2006. He was born Sept. 22, 1934 at Elliottville to Curtis E. and Lucy Lambert Lewis. A 1952 graduate of Morehead High School and a 1956 graduate of Morehead State College, he was also a veteran of the United States Army. He married Iloma Joyce McClurg on Oct. 23, 1954 at the First Church of God in Morehead.

Winford was employed as a Division Controller with Dana Corporation for 39 years, retiring in 1998. He had worked at Perfect Circle in Hagerstown, Ind., Victor Gasket in Chicago and Drivetrain Service Division in Toledo, Ohio. He had served in many churches as an elder and church treasurer. Most recently he was head of the Stewardship Committee and an elder of the Providence Presbyterian Church in Bright, Ind.

He enjoyed spending time with family, especially his granddaughter, gardening, traveling and communicating with family and friends via e-mail and phone. Winford was also a talented musician and an avid fan of the UK Wildcats and the Cincinnati Reds.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years; a daughter, Teresa L. Lewis of Connersville, Ind.; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven D. and Trisha L. Lewis and a granddaughter, Natalie L. Lewis, all of Maineville, Ohio. Other survivors include a sister, Juanita Marlene (Claude) Turner; and a brother, R. Clinton Lewis, both of Elliottville; an uncle S. Clay Lewis and aunts Dottie Lewis, Bessie Lambert and Marie Lewis; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, L. Eugene and Alton Lewis.

Services were Thursday, Aug. 10 at the Providence Presbyterian Church in Bright, Ind. Graveside rites and burial followed at Brown Cemetery in Morehead.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bright Providence Presbyterian Church, 23983 Salt Fork Road, Lawrenceburg, Ind., 47025 or the Mayfield Clinic, 506 Oak Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219.

The Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home in Harrison, Ohio was in charge of arrangements.

Local arrangements by Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.