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  • Sentencing delayed for two on federal drug charges

    The sentencing of two Casey County men who pleaded guilty to federal drug charges has been postponed.

    Robert “Fritz” Sheene, 48, of 1517 Casey Creek Road, Liberty, and Ralph Michael Hughes, 38, of 1343 Bastin Creek Road, Kings Mountain, were scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 31 in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green. However, that has been rescheduled to Nov. 3.

  • Cecil Overstreet, 87

    Cecil Overstreet of Lexington died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at Northpoint Health Care Center. He was 87.

    Born on June 22, 1922 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Irvin and Myrtie Crockett Overstreet.

    He was retired from Brown and Williamson Company and a member of Salem United Methodist Church. He was the widower of Betty Wilson Overstreet.

    Survivors include a daughter, Cathy (and Mark) Pearl of Lexington; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Frances D. Roy, 78

    Frances D. Roy died Monday, Aug. 31, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was 78.

    Born in Green County, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Katie Estes Durrett.

    She was a member of First Baptist Church of Liberty and former Sunday school teacher.

    Survivors include a daughter, Teresa (and Keith) Bourne of Lancaster; a son, Dennis (and Melissa) Roy of Wasilla, Ala.; a sister, Elaine Brenton of Indianapolis, Ind.; and two brothers, Donald (and Rita) Durrett of Summersville, Ky. and Bobby (and Patti) Durrett of Greensburg, Ky.

  • Bill Pierce, 62

    William “Bill” Pierce of Middleburg died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009 at the U.K. Medical Center. He was 62.

    Born on Aug. 11, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a son of the late Beecher William and Beulah Keith Pierce.

    He was a retired manager of Whirlpool and member of Middleburg United Methodist Church.

    Survivors include his wife, Beverly Elliott Pierce; a daughter, Kimberly (and Donald Ray) Rayborn of Middleburg; a grandson, Tyler Stephens of Middleburg; and an aunt, Vivian K. Tarter of Dunnville.

  • Latosha Durham, 14

    Latosha Lynn Durham of Liberty died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 at her home. She was 14.

    Born on July 18, 1995 in Danville, Ky., she was a daughter of Ernest T. Durham of Eubank and the late Latonia Durham.

    She was a student and member of Pine Grove Church.

  • Obituaries for Sept. 2, 2009
  • She fought like a girl

    Tosha Durham was staying at the Hope Lodge in Lexington, undergoing treatments for her cancer, when she saw the T-shirts. She just had to have one, her grandmother said.

    “So I got a gray one, and she wanted the brown one because of what it said,” Imogene Durham remembered.

    It didn’t matter that the shirt was a little big on her, Tosha wore it proudly.

    And it was that brown T-shirt, with the pink words, “Fight like a girl,” that Tosha was buried in on Sunday.

  • Ibby Wesley, 95

    Ibby Wesley of Liberty died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009 at the Liberty Care Center. She was 95.

    Born on Dec. 22, 1913 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Eli G. and Flora McAninch Wesley.

    She was retired from the Casey County Health Department and a member of Liberty United Methodist Church.

    Survivors include a brother, Paul Wesley of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by four sisters, Georgia Humphrey, Emma Morgan, Osa Coop and Lula Stamp; and four brothers, Carl, Rathmel, Cranston and Malcolm Wesley.

  • Ocrey Hatter, 93

    Ocrey Hatter of Liberty died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 at the Casey County Hospital. She was 93.

    Born on March 14, 1916 in Poplar Hill, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Dickie Lee and Alice Ross Luttrell.

    She was a retired school teacher and member of Rich Hill Church of Christ. She was the widow of Velbur Hardin Hatter.

    Survivors include a daughter, Dale (and Garland) Hoskins of Liberty; two grandchildren, Tammy Hoskins of Lexington and Stacey Hoskins Beeler of Liberty; and three great-grandchildren, Spencer and Kennedy Sabharwal and Sawyer Beeler.

  • Brent Grider, 42

    George Brent Grider of Burnside died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 at New Richmond, Ohio. He was 42.

    Born on March 9, 1967 in Boyle County, he was a son of George L. and Mary A. Cochran Grider of Burnside.

    He was a truck driver of Crystal Carriers and a U.S. Army veteran of the Special Forces.