The Morehead News

October 15, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010


Oct. 15, 2010 — Gracie B. Jones Cassity

1920 – 2010

    MOREHEAD – Gracie B. Jones Cassity, age 90, of U.S. 60 West, Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Monday, October 11, 2010, at the Life Care Center of Morehead.

    Born July 8, 1920, at Olympia, Kentucky, in Bath County, Gracie was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Alice Carter Jones. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Levi Jones and Joseph Harold Jones; one sister, Mae Montjoy; and one step granddaughter, Kelly Ison.

    Her husband, Ralph Cornette Cassity, whom she wed December 3, 1943, passed away February 15, 1990. 

    Mrs. Cassity is survived by one son, Jim Fred Cassity of Morehead, Kentucky; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Ray Ross of Morehead, Kentucky, and Mary and Michael Morphew of Lexington, Kentucky; one brother, Robert Jones of Flemingsburg, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Shelley Taliaferro, Sheryl Ortega, Marcus Morphew, and Matthew Morphew; two step grandchildren, Raymond Ross III, and Bradley Ross; and numerous great grandchildren. 

    A graduate of Morehead State University, Mrs. Cassity began her teaching career in Adams County, Ohio, and retired from Rowan County Schools where she taught 27 years at various levels, Grades 1 through 12. She was a member of local, state, and national education associations and was a former President and Secretary of the Local Association. Active on many committees, Mrs. Cassity helped organize and served as a member of the first Parent Teacher Site-based Council at Elliottville Elementary School. She was a former Girl Scout Leader and member of the Rowan County Woman’s Club until it dissolved.

    An active member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for more than 50 years, Mrs. Cassity participated on several committees, was active in CWF, taught Sunday School classes, and was an Elder Emeritus.

    Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2010, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Pastor Molly Smothers officiating. Other participants were Dr. Jack Ellis, Diana Walke, and Mary Morphew. Burial was in Lee Cemetery.

    Pallbearers were her grandsons, great grandson Marco Ortega II, and Freddy White. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Mackey, Danny Norton III, and Elders of the First Christian Church.

    Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.

    Contributions are suggested to the Living Memorial Fund, First Christian Church, 227 East Main Street, Morehead, KY 40351.

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Linda Louise Cooper


    CLEARFIELD - Linda Louise Cooper, 61, of Clearfield passed away on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 at Community Hospice of Ashland.

    She was born Jan. 30, 1949 in Clay City, Ohio, daughter of the late Albert Stone and Juanita Conley Stone Beddow. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her stepfather Joseph Beddow and a brother, Clarence Stone.

    Linda was married to Joseph D. Cooper of Clearfield for 39 years. She was a member of Nolen Pentecostal Church of God. She worked as a customer service representative for Singular Co.

    She is survived by her son Daniel C. (Mandy) Cooper of Bowling Green, Ohio and her daughter Melinda (Danny) Caudill of Clearfield, Ky. She is also survived by brothers Leonard (Diane) Stone of Cincinnati, Ohio, Gene (Suzanne) Stone of Maysville, Ky., Edwin Stone of Orlando, Fla., and Adrian Stone of Maysville, Ky.; sisters Ella (Bob) Everetts of Bellevue, Ohio, Leona (Glen) Moore of Aberdeen, Ohio, and Nora (Denny) Barnett of Winchester, Ky.; grandchildren Chris Caudill and Kyla Caudill; and step-grandchild Noah Pollick.

    Services were held at Dickerson Funeral Home on Thursday, Oct. 14 with Rev. Hansel Butler presiding. Burial followed in Mawk Cemetery.

    Donations can be made to Nolen Pentecostal Church of God, 140 Norman Lane, Vanceburg, KY 41179. Condolences can be made online at

Vanessa Lynn Dehart

1986 – 2010

    WARREN, OHIO – Vanessa Lynn Dehart, age 24, of Warren, Ohio, passed away Friday, October 8, 2010, at her residence.

    Born July 7, 1986, in Warren, Ohio, Vanessa is the daughter of James Steven Dehart of Warren, Ohio, and the late Ruth Wagoner Dehart. 

    In addition to her father, she is survived by one sister, Susan Rena Dehart of Cortland, Ohio; two brothers, James Steven Dehart, Jr., and Bobby Ray Dehart, both of Warren, Ohio; one nephew, Evan Sell; and aunts, uncles, other family and friends.

    Vanessa lived her life with sweetness and grace—her family she loved, and all who knew her, loved her.

    Graveside services will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2010, at the Smedley-Wagoner Family Cemetery in Soldier, Kentucky, with the Pastor Joe Ruley officiating. 

    Pallbearers will be Travis Lee Clark, Kenneth Ray Wagoner, Johnny Wayne Watson, Harry Clark Jr., Gregory Lincoln, and Gene Dehart. 

    Visitation is from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2010, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead, Kentucky.

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Virginia Roseberry


    INDIANA - Virginia Sue Roseberry, age 75, of New Castle, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2010 in Henry County Hospital following a brief illness.  She was born May 1, 1935 in Rowan County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Tommy DeHart and Mae (Oney) DeHart.

    Sue worked at Brooks Foods in Mt. Summit for 18 years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star #116; loved to play BINGO, enjoyed hot air balloon rides, and enjoyed her children, grandchildren and also her animals. She was a member of the Ninth Street Church of God.

    She leaves to cherish her memory, a daughter, Toni Lynn (husband, Kenneth) Ward of New Castle; two sons, Terry Lee (wife, Cindy) Roseberry of Versailles, KY and Timothy Lee (wife, Sarah) Roseberry of Kokomo.  Also, seven grandchildren, Sheena, Shylia, and Skylar Ward, Eric, Jill, Kate, Scott, and Delaney Roseberry; two great grandchildren; four sisters, Denzel Dicken of New Castle, Sharon (husband, John) Rodenmayer of Columbus, OH, Lou Neal of New Castle, Kathy (husband, Woody) Woodard of Oklahoma; a brother, Gary (wife, Sandy) Clark of London, OH; several nieces and nephews; sister- in -law, Irene Conley; brother-in-law, Don Viars of New Castle.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry R. Roseberry in 2001; her father and mother, Tommy DeHart and Mae (Oney) Rigney; four sisters, Mary Freda Conley, Renee Ellen DeHart, Reba Caudill, and Edith Viars; four brothers, Bill Conley, Carlos Clark, Charles Conley, and William DeHart; a grandson, Brock Roseberry; two brothers-in-law, Floyd Dicken and Donnie Robinson.

    Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 18, 2010 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with the Reverend Rick Evans officiating. Sue’s granddaughter, Shylia will be singing “Jesus Take The Wheel”. Burial will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens in New Castle. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the funeral home, with and Order of Eastern Star service at 6:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to the City of God Church, 611 West St., Lafayette, IN 47905,, which is pastored by her grandson, Eric Roseberry. Online condolences may be expressed at

Franklin Randolph Walsh


    MOREHEAD - Mr. Franklin Randolph Walsh, age 83, of Winchester, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday evening in the Northpoint-Lexington Healthcare Center.

    Mr. Walsh was born November 23, 1926 in Morgan County, Kentucky to the late Beverly and Amelia Howard Walsh.

    He was a retired self-employed truck driver and farmer. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Rudolph Walsh.

    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cora Barker Walsh, one son, Randy Walsh, and one daughter, Terri Stephens, all of Winchester, Kentucky.

    Three sisters, Mary Howard and Betty Apple of Lexington, Kentucky and Wilda Preston of Malone, Kentucky.

    Two grandchildren, Jeremy Stephens and Melisha Conley.

    Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Saturday in the chapel of the Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Walton officiating.

    Burial will follow in the Dawson Cemetery on Open Fork.

    Visitation is after 1:00 P.M Saturday at the funeral home.

    Pallbearers will be Mike Stephens, Jeremy Stephens, Scott Preston, Bob Stephens, Roger Hinton, Melvin Hinton and Randy Walsh.

    To view the online memorial and sign the guest book visit