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Monty Anderson


Beverly Montague “Monty” Anderson, 93, of Russell, husband of Betty Anderson, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side, Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

Monty was born December 6, 1929 in Clifton Forge, Virginia, a son of the late Harry L. and Judith Atkins Anderson.

Monty proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and upon discharge, he was 1st Lieutenant. He was a 1952 graduate of Virginia Tech University, College of Engineering with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He retired from CSX Railway as a Shop Engineer with the Raceland Car Shops after 34 years of service. Monty was a Kentucky Colonel, a former Councilman with the City of Russell, and was a Grassroots Republican. He enjoyed making furniture and woodworking, playing bridge with his four-some of men, cooking and volunteering with Helping Hands in Greenup and Meals on Wheels. Monty was also a faithful member of Ashland First United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, Monty was preceded in death by his brother, Keith W. Anderson, and an infant sister, Jewel Anderson.

Monty is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Elizabeth Ann Slick Anderson of Ashland; children, Cynthia Stambaugh (Randy) of Louisville, KY, Ann “Monica” Montague Anderson of Charleston, WV; a sister-in-law, Shirley Anderson and her two daughters, Ellen Bonderaunt and Judy Davis, all of Powhatan, Virginia; one granddaughter, Anne S. Baker of Louisville, Ky and two great grandchildren, Lauren and Drew Baker; a special caregiver, Kathy Blevins of Flatwoods, along with a host of extended family and friends.

Caniff Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Lewis Braden


Lewis Gene Braden, 68, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Friday, September 15, 2023, at his residence in South Shore, Kentucky. Mr. Braden was born March 24, 1955, in Greenup, Kentucky, a son of the late Harlen and Laura Kimbelton Braden. He was a 1973 graduate of the former Wurtland High School. He loved doing woodwork, fishing, and watching sports. He was an avid University of Kentucky and Cincinatti Bengals fan. He worked at Kinner Lumber for 40 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Wendell Braden and Roger Braden.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years Georgia Baldridge Braden, one son, Gene Robert (Grace) Braden of Dallas, Texas, two sisters, Dottie Harrington of Bonifay, Florida and Dania (James) Barns of Chipley, Florida and two grandchildren, Saren Rosalee Braden and William Archer Braden

Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at

Thomas Cordle Sr.

1943 – 2023

Thomas Mitchell Cordle Sr. 80 of Argillite KY went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at Kings Daughters Medical Center.

He was born in Barnabas WV on June 14, 1943, a son of the late Thomas Edward & Dorothy Marie Click Cordle.

He was a retired Counselor at FCI Ashland, a veteran of the U.S. Airforce, a Kentucky Colonel and was a 1961 graduate of Boyd County High school.

He was preceded in death along with his parents by his wife, Ellen Janita Houck Cordle and a sister, Barbara Alice Marcum.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas Mitchell Cordle Jr. and his wife Sandra and Shawn Ray Cordle and his wife Lora all of Ashland; a daughter, Carma Leta Crum and her husband Jason of Wurtland; five grandchildren, Lindsay Katherine Meeks (Jordan), Emma Elizabeth Allen (Colton), Jason Darius Crum, Dharia Leta Crum and Davin Mathasis Crum; one great grandchild, Conrad Rhodes Allen; three sisters, Debbie Davis, Susie Wann and Pam Hood along with a host of extended family and friends.

Burial was in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery NE.

Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup, KY. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at

Eula Mae Evans


Eula Mae Evans, 86, of Flatwoods, passed away September 18, 2023, in the Ashland Community Hospice Care Center.

Mrs. Evans was born March 6, 1937, in Paintsville, to the late George and Jeannie Nickell.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Nickell, Tom Nickell and Gene Nickell.

Eula Mae and her husband Charles were an inseparable pair that loved each other to the fullest for 62 years. Eula was an Elvis fan, her favorite song being “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, a song that truly captured the essence of Charles’ and her relationship. She was known to nearly everyone as Mamaw and in light of that name, she definitely lived up to it. There wasn’t a child on Greenup County Youth Soccer team, Russell Youth sports team, or a neighbor that went without – she and Charles truly lived and loved to serve the needs of others! She loved hosting Christmas Eve at the house with her family creating moments to be cherished by all. Eula liked reading a good mystery novel and snuggling with her fur-babies, however, her greatest joy in life was watching her family coach and play sports.

She is survived by two children, Jeffrey (Kim) Evans and Lisa Ann Crawford; along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other close family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Carman Funeral Home to assist in final expenses.

Carman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.

Tina René Glancy


Tina René Glancy, 59, of Flatwoods, passed away on September 15, 2023, from Covid related illness.

Ms. Glancy was born November 16, 1963, in Russell, to Wilma Taylor Dunaway and the late Roger Glancy.

In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her eldest son, Kelsey Glancy.

Tina, a graduate of Greenup County High School, held a variety of jobs throughout her life, including housekeeping and food service. She always had a strong faith in the Lord and attended the Raceland First Assembly of God. Tina loved her family more than anything. She always had a smile for everyone and never met a stranger.

Along with her mother, Tina is survived by one son, Kenton (Shelby Jenkins) Glancy; two brothers, Mitchell Glancy and Kelly (Maxine) Glancy; two sisters, Stacey (William Orr) Dunaway and Kristi Dunaway; with a host of nieces, nephews and other close family and friends.

Carman Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Gordon Ferrell


Gordon Wesley Ferrell, 71 of Flatwoods, KY passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.

Gordon was born November 26, 1951 in Russell, Ky. He is a son of the late Donald Ferrell and Maymie Clarke Ferrell. He is also preceded in death by his wife Connie Ferrell and one son James Keith Ferrell. Mr. Ferrell worked as a carman for CSX after serving his country in the United States Army; and was an avid member of AMVETS.

Surviving Mr. Ferrell is his daughter, Tamara Morales; two sons, Jonathan Ferrell and Shawn Wesley Ferrell; three sisters, Kathy (Danny) Bennett, Jenny (Tom) Buckenmeyer, Stella; three brothers, Keith Ferrell, Kelly Ferrell, Richard Ferrell; five grandchildren, Selena, Madison, Alondra, Nevaeh, Briana; along with his very best friend who he was blessed to know for 71 years, Stan Miller.

There will be no services for Gordon Wesley Ferrell at this time.

Arrangements entrusted to Evans Funeral Home Inc.

Breteton Jones


Brereton Chandler Jones, born in 1939, was one of six children born to Bartow and Nedra Jones. Raised in Point Pleasant, West Virginia on the family dairy farm, he loved horses and sports throughout his childhood. His athletic ability ultimately secured a football scholarship to the University of Virginia, where he was elected President of the School of Commerce and served as a member of the school’s renowned Honor Committee.

After graduation, he returned to Point Pleasant and began dual careers in politics and business. Following the political leanings of his parents, Brereton was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates as a Republican at the age of 25, the youngest person ever to serve in that capacity. He would be elected Minority Leader a mere two years later.

After winning two terms, Brereton left West Virginia politics to focus on his fledgling construction business. While that business thrived, his dream was to raise thoroughbred horses—and he knew Kentucky was the center of the thoroughbred universe.

During a visit to Keeneland, he met Elizabeth (Libby) Lloyd. They were married and, by 1972, had moved to Kentucky. As he often said during his campaigns, “I came to Kentucky by choice, not by chance.”

Citizen. Once here, the young couple leased land from Libby’s family and began converting a cattle and grain farm into a thoroughbred operation. Brereton shared Libby’s love of Kentucky and immersed himself in civic activities focusing on improving public education and increasing access to healthcare, two priorities he would champion for the rest of his life.

Brereton was a staunch supporter of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and served on the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. He also served on the UK Chandler Medical Center Board and as Fundraising Chair for the UK Markey Cancer Foundation. Brereton and Libby’s Twist and Bid fundraiser was a memorable night that raised more than $3 million to help build the Markey Cancer Center. During their 52-year marriage, they demonstrated the truth in one of Brereton’s favorite sayings: working together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish. Another of his favorite causes, which ultimately drew him back into politics, was his work with the Kentucky Health Care Access Foundation, a nationally acclaimed program that enlisted many doctors, dentists, pharmacists, and other practitioners to provide free health care for thousands of Kentuckians living below the poverty level but still not qualifying for many government health programs.

Governor. As Kentucky became Brereton’s home, he registered as a Democrat. Motivated to help others and propel his causes of education and healthcare, Brereton turned again to politics. He is best known by most Kentuckians for his service as our Governor and Lt. Governor. Brereton pledged to fight for progressive reforms and programs during his campaigns, which he won by record margins. Traveling to all of Kentucky’s 120 counties, he met with thousands of Kentuckians, drank thousands of cups of coffee, and listened. He developed friendships that he treasured with people from all walks of life, bearing testimony to his charisma and genuine caring, which remain to this day one of the enduring legacies of his life.  

When elected, only Kentucky and Virginia denied a sitting Governor the chance to run for reelection. In 1992, Brereton urged the General Assembly to put the matter before the voters and excluded himself to reduce opposition from politicians who wanted to run in the next race. He put the people of Kentucky ahead of his own political interests, and the voters passed the constitutional amendment to allow gubernatorial succession.

After raising more than $8 million in the 1991 gubernatorial race, Brereton understood it was vital to dramatically reduce the influence of money in campaigns. The legislature supported his proposed reforms, reducing the maximum contribution from $4,000 per person to $500, and created partial public financing if candidates for Governor would limit their spending in the primary and general elections. Many hailed these as the boldest reforms of state election finance rules in the nation.

Before he took office as Governor, countless Kentuckians lost faith in state government because of allegations of corruption and self-dealing. Brereton signed the most sweeping ethics reform regulations in Kentucky history during the first minute after taking the oath of office. He subsequently called for legislation that would expand these changes, and the General Assembly passed laws to make the executive and legislative branches of government more transparent and accountable to the people.

Brereton campaigned on expanding access to quality health care to every Kentuckian, and, surviving a helicopter crash during his first year as Governor, only strengthened his resolve. Kentucky became one of the first states to end denying coverage because of preexisting conditions. Brereton had a bold vision of healthcare reform that would not be fully embraced for decades. The quest for affordable, quality healthcare in Kentucky foreshadowed the same fight at the national level that remained unresolved until Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

He demonstrated leadership not only through major programs and initiatives but also in his compassion for individual citizens. Brereton was drawn to politics by a desire to help others, especially those most in need.   As Governor, he made himself available to one and all by holding marathon “Open Door after 4:00” sessions where he opened the door to the Governor’s Office so anyone could meet with him to make a suggestion or a request. He would not leave until everyone had been seen, often well into the wee hours of the next morning.

Under Brereton’s leadership, our state was at the forefront of progressive actions and reforms that benefited people in every part of the Commonwealth. We invested more in public education, economic development, parks, and the environment and honored our past by building the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. All this occurred even though he inherited a $400 million budget deficit on day one of his administration. Through fiscal restraint and cost-cutting, Kentucky enjoyed a $300 million budget surplus when Brereton Jones left office, which was the largest in Kentucky history. The people recognized his bold leadership, and he held a 61% approval rating when he completed his service as Governor.

Farmer. Thousands of Kentuckians also knew Brereton as a thoroughbred horse breeder. Brereton built Airdrie Stud from that initial leased land by purchasing nearby tracts as the farm became more profitable. Ultimately, Airdrie became an internationally renowned farm covering 2,000 acres of prime Woodford County land. Horses bred at Airdrie raced in the Kentucky Derby and won three Kentucky Oaks as well as 24 Grade 1 stakes. He often said, “The farm is my past, present, and future.”

Brereton was not only committed to Airdrie; he was also committed to the thoroughbred industry. He was a founding member of the Breeders Cup. He was also a driving force behind the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Foundation. In the latter years of his life, he took great joy in working alongside his son, Bret, at Airdrie, and the Jones family remains committed to building on Airdrie’s reputation as an industry leader.

Family. Brereton had one rule regarding campaigning: never on Sunday. That’s because Sunday was Family Day, a time to rest, worship, and be with family. Through his years in public life, he cherished the time to be with Libby, Bret, and his beloved daughter, Lucy; politics just had to wait. In his later years, Family Day evolved into a constant presence at his grandsons’ sporting events, where he took tremendous pleasure in cheering for B, Jack, and Thomas, ending each game with a big hug from “Pop.” His ear-to-ear smile when meeting his newborn granddaughter, Wende, will always be remembered.

Brereton was a compassionate man who approached life with humility, a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and an unparalleled work ethic. He leaves a lasting legacy in his family, politics, business, and in the countless friendships he built through his lifetime of service. 

Honoring his memory. A private burial was held

Members of his family. Brereton is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Lloyd Jones; his children, Lucy Simms Jones and Brereton Chandler Jones, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Tyler Bell Jones; grandchildren, James Brereton Jones, John Lloyd Jones, Thomas Chandler Jones, and Wende Elizabeth Jones; and his siblings, Sandra Jones Dunn, Bartow Ned Jones (Fern), Karin Jones Chriss (Timothy), and Katherine Jones Morrison (Alfred).

Barbara Keaton

1937 – 2023

Barbara Janice Keaton 86, of South Shore KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Southern Ohio Medical Center following a sudden illness.

She was born in Siloam KY on January 9, 1937, a daughter of the late Ralph & Rosalie Virginia Quillen Dickison.

She was a member of the Radiance Chapter #427 Order of the Eastern Star in South Shore where she was past matron in 1958 and 1972, a member of the Greenup Homemakers and the Greenup County Genealogy Society.

She was preceded in death along with her parents by her husband, Noah Vernon Keaton whom she married in 1952 and two sons, Danny Deneve Keaton and Roger Lee Keaton.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Amanda Lynn Keaton of Indianapolis IN; a sister, Nancy Jewell Boggs and her husband Dee of South Shore along with a host of extended family and friends.

Burial was in Siloam Cemetery in South Shore KY.

Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup, KY. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at

Johnny Shearer

1977 – 2023

Johnny Ray Shearer 46, of Warnock, Ky, went to be with our Heavenly Father on September 21, 2023, after battling an extended illness.

Johnny was born April 8, 1977, in Ashland, Kentucky, a son of the late Estell and Charlene (Poplin) Shearer.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Mark Everett Shearer and Tony Shearer; and his father-in-law, Ronald Eugene Tussey.

Mr. Shearer worked for Patton Lumber Company. He had previously worked for Sargent’s Wholesale Tires for many years. Johnny loved fishing and cars. He was a loving husband, brother, and uncle. He loved spending time enjoying his family near and far.

Survivors include his loving and dedicated wife of 24 years, Crystal Diana Shearer (Tussey); three brothers, Michael Shearer of Byron GA, Daniel Shearer of Warner Robins GA, James (Mary) Dorman of Ashland KY; five sisters, Charlene (Ray) Dorman of Byron GA, Tresia (Allen) Baldridge of Fort Valley GA, Sharry Slaton of Hawkinsville GA, Sussian Hall of Byron GA and Debbie Dorman of Roberta GA; a mother-in-law, Shirley Mae Tussey of Warnock KY; three brother–in-laws, Rickey E. (Belva) Tussey of Warnock KY, David M. Tussey of Warnock KY, Randall L. (Sarah) Tussey of Warnock KY; three sister–in-laws, Debbie S. (Chester Jr.) Allen of Warnock KY, Christiane M. (Lincoln) Kouns of Warnock KY, and Kimberly D. (Aaron) Murray of South Ashland KY; twenty-three nieces and nephews, Melissa (Daniel) Huff of Warner Robins GA, Kate (Aaron) Smith of Roberta GA, Sam(Chastity) Baldridge of Roberta GA, Alexis McLeod of Byron GA, Brianna Shearer of Florida, Nathaniel Shearer of Warner Robins GA, Maylynn Shearer of Warner Robins GA, Xavier Hall of Peach Co. GA, Steven Hall of Peach Co. GA, Alyjah Hall of Peach Co. GA, Levi Odom of Peach Co. GA, Morgan (Taylor) Armstrong of Hawkinsville GA, Caleb Register of Hawkinsville GA, Gavin (Rachel) Tussey of Westwood KY, Ronald (Shania) Tussey of Greenup KY, Isaiah (Peyton) Tussey of Greenup KY, Brennan (Skylar) Murray Russell KY, Gabriel Allen of Oldtown KY, Jacob Allen of Oldtown KY, Lily Kouns of Warnock KY, Jace Murray of South Ashland KY, Emma Tussey of Warnock KY, Natalie Tussey of Warnock KY along with a host of extended family and friends.

Burial will was in the Ronald Tussey Family Cemetery in Warnock KY.

Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup, KY. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at

Scott Woods


Scott Allen Woods, 44 of Wurtland, Kentucky went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at Community Hospice in Ashland, Kentucky surrounded by his loving wife, family, and friends.

Scott was born January 2, 1979 in Ironton, Ohio. Son of Steve Allen Woods and Linda Kay Barker Woods.

Car enthusiast. Lover of family. Sports fanatic. Proud Raceland Ram. Exceptional friend. Mentor. Father. Son. Brother.

To know Scott Allen Woods is to love him. To his fraternity brothers he may have been known as “Ox,” but a more accurate representation of this man would be a “gentle giant.” Scott had a heart that loved and gave without a thought for himself. Nothing made him happier than mentoring to Raceland students and the community he grew up in.

Scott graduated from Raceland High School in 1997, where he played baseball, basketball, and football for the Rams with pride. He attended Eastern Kentucky University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and graduated with a Bachelors in Education to teach students with moderate to severe disabilities. Scott received his Master’s Degree to teach students with learning and behavior disorders at Georgetown College, and a Rank 1 in Administration from University of the Cumberlands.

In 2004 Scott started his teaching career at West Carter High School, and then accepted a position mid year at his alma mater, Raceland High School, as a special educator. Scott was always willing to lend a hand, and help young men and women grow as athletes and individuals. He loved the time he spent coaching baseball, basketball, football, and volleyball.

When Scott’s “smokin’ hot wife,” Megan, came along he was hopelessly devoted to her as well, and he took great pleasure in calling her that. They were married June 11, 2010 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Family is something that Scott loved and cherished above all things. When their first child, Couper Scott (11), was born in December of 2011 he was one proud Papa. This added a whole new level of joy and devotion to Scott’s life.
He remained a beacon of light and hope throughout an extended illness.

In the midst of the storm a miracle was born, Whitley Renee (9) made her entrance in July 2014. In March of 2017 Owen Clyde (6) was welcomed to the Woods family, and Scott was able to enjoy every minute with his baby boy.

Scott has always been a muscle car enthusiast. His closest friend, his Dad, passed the love of fast cars down to him. He LOVES old muscle cars. The louder and faster the better. One of his favorite hobbies was going to car shows with his dad. Likewise, Megan shared his passion for cars. They have enjoyed spending time together perusing cars together as well. They even named their first born for the coupe, Couper.

Scott was a baptized member of Greenup First Baptist. He had a tender, giving heart. He ALWAYS thought of others and puts them before himself. If anyone mentioned a problem or having something that needed fixed he was there in a heartbeat. He learned to have a servant’s heart from his dad. They are always there, willing to help anyone in need.

Scott has always been a fighter and a survivor. Whether rooting on the underdog that few believe in at work, or fighting until the battle is won both on and off the field. Scott always finished what he started. He gives everything of himself for his family and community.

Along with his parents Scott is survived by his loving wife, Megan Renee Woods; his daughter, Whitley Woods; his two sons, Couper Woods and Owen Woods; his sister, Heather (Damien) Tharpe as well as his extended family and friends.

Burial was in Melvin Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Evans Funeral Home