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News Outlook GERALD “BUBBY” RAZOR On Monday, December 28, 2020, Gerald “Bubby” Razor, loving husband and father of three passed away at the age of 62. He was born on August 24, 1958 in Montgomery County Kentucky to Jake and Alta Razor. From a young age, Gerald learned hard work and dedication on the fam- ily farm in Bath County. He was widely known for this and his passion for basket- ball and skills on the court. He played for 4 years with the Bethe] Eagles and 4 years at Bath County High School, leading his team to a Win at Regionals in ’75 and played in the State champi- onship in Louisville. After graduating in 1976, Gerald began his career at Ken- tucky Textiles which would go on to shape his profes- sional career over the de- cades. His dedication led him to become an expert in textiles, eventually retiring from Vanguard where he worked with many friends and loved ones. He lived his life to the absolute full- est and even in retirement he never slowed down. In the last year he hiked 110 miles of the Appalachian Trail with his daughter and wife. He loved spend- ing time with his grand- children and finding new ways to lovingly aggravate them. He also loved his dogs Muggsy and Macey and many other animals in his life. Gerald was always helping others, building things, tinkering and could fix anything. Just ask his daughters who went to him about everything from cars, to plumbing and home im- provement. Gerald loved going to the beach, going on cruises and had a life- long passion for golf. He also participated in many charitable 5K races with his family. Anyone who knew him knew that his family always came first. He was survived by his wife, Mi- chelle Razor; Mother, Alta Razor; Three daughters, Andrea (Frank) Hoskins, Ashlee (Zach) Baker, and Kristin Wagoner (Todd Ply— ler); Three grandchildren, Jakob Dorton, Leah John- son, and Wyatt Hoskins; Brother, Mike (Becky) Razor; Sisters, Judy (Billy) Hughes, and Debbie (J ohn— ny) Baber; Mother—in—law, Judy (Dave) Maddox. In- laws, Kim (Mark) Rossetti, Bobby (Billie) Carolin, Ja- mie (Tonya) Carolin, Matt (Gena) Carolin, and Missy (Tim) Prins; And numer- ous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by Father, John “Jake” Razor; Brothers, Tommy (Judy) Razor, and Earl (Wray Jean) Razor; Father- in—law, Larry “Papa” Caro- lin; In—law, Mike (Maggie) Carolin. In light of current restrictions on public gath- erings, the family is having a private celebration of life at his home and another will follow in Bath County at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Gerald Razor Basketball Scholarship fund, Board of Education, 405 West Main St, Owingsville, KY 40360 or online. https://gofund. me/bc2352f5. Online con- dolences may be made at 'www.gordonfuneralser— vice.com. Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory, 1904 Lancaster Ave, Mon- Your Hometown Newspaper COMMUNITY EDWARD “DOODLE” SORRELL Edward "Doodle" Sorrell, age 78, passed away January 4, 2021 in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. He was born in Bath County on June 22, 1942 to Floyd Sorrell and the late Lodema Denton Sorrell. Doodle loved his com- munity and served the people for over 20 years as a truck driv— er for Southern States. He en- joyed socializing with everyone as he would deliver what they needed. Watching westerns in the winter and front porch sit- ting in the summer were some of his favorite things to do. He also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. Doodle was outgoing and had a fun personality about him. He will be missed by his family and many friends that he leaves behind. May they each cherish the memories they have forev- er. He is survived by his father, Floyd Sorrell; his loving wife Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend passed away on December 19, 2020. Becky joins her parents Herman and Emma Leigh Snedegar, sister, JoAnne Snedegar, daughter, roe, NC 28112 is caring for Danna LeighFraley, aunt, Bess the Razor Family. Go online with your subscription to gain access to: E. Roberts ir. heaven. She will be greatly missed by her hus- FOR HOME of 51 years, Cheryl Stephens Sorrell; one daughter, Patti Sor- rell; one granddaughter, Tori Perkins (Tyler); one brother, Gary Sorrell (Debbie); one stepbrother, James Reed; two stepsisters, Lena Fultz and Rita Cummins; two nephews, Mat- thew Sorrell and Ryan Sorrell; many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his moth- er, Lodema Denton Sorrell. Visitation will be held Wednes— day, January 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. at the Richardson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 7 at 1:00 pm. in the chapel at the Richardson Funeral Home with burial following in the Longview Cemetery in Bethe], Kentucky. Reverend Randy Hawkins will be officiating. Active pallbear- ers will be Brandon Coyle, Mat— thew Vice, Keith Carmichael, Dale Anderson, Joey Thomas, Rogie Coyle and Kevin Jamison. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy White, Dwayne Purvis, Gerald Dyer, J.C. Snedegar, Perry Scott Barber, Phil Sor- rell and Roy Fultz. COVID 19 regulations will be followed as ordered by the state. Richard— son Funeral Home is caring for all arrangements. January 07, 2021 - 9 LOIS JEAN SMITH SIMPKINS Lois Jean Smith Simpkins, age 63 of Olympia, passed away to her eternal home on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. Lois was born on August 22, 1957 in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky to the late Arlen Willis Smith and Mary Catherine Becraft Smith. Lois was a special lady who was loved by many. She was sassy, kind, hard- working and fun loving. She was employed at CT] Foods, where many loved her and she considered them family She was a member of City of Refuge in Olympia. She loved listening to the ser— vants of God, taking part in LEN ORA “BECKY” FRALEY band of 65 years, James Fraley, and her children, Diane Mann (Danny), Denise, and Danny Fraley (Jamie). Becky’s great- est calling in this life was her role of Grandmother to Emily Wages, Macey D. Maze, Darby D. F raley, Olivia K. Maze, and Griffin “Griff” Fraley. Granny Goose never missed a chance to participate and entertain her tribe, and she was so proud of their accomplishments. Born January 26, 1936, Becky Fraley was a life-long resident of Owingsville and a good Democrat who never voted for a Republican in her life. Becky graduated from Owingsville High School in 1954 and attended Morehead State University in 1955. The ’54 ladies maintained a close friendship throughout the years,~and were known to oc— cupy tables at local restaurants I for hours during their outings. Becky loved this time with her NEWS SPORT CLASSlFlEDS OBITUARlES k news friends, sharing and making memories and adventures. Becky was a pillar of the community as a lifelong mem- ber of the Owingsville Chris- tian Church where she served as a deaconess and a trustee. She was a member of the Town and Country Homemakers and the Owingsville Women’s Club. Becky’s career path lead her to the County Clerk’s Of- fice and the Kentucky Depart— ment of Social Services, where she worked for 33 years to support the people of her com- munity. Upon retiring Becky earned her real estate license and worked with Lisa Rogers Reality. Becky loved her family vaca- tions, home projects, antiques, Christmas, the “races”, UKbas— ketball, and fish sandwiches. Becky’s Christmas '2 ornament collection frtomher travels and the stories surrounding the adventures to collect them will SUBSCRUP‘HON E<EDIT10N MULTIMEDlA I'Oll the ladies group, going to Tennessee on ladies trips. Lois loved her church fam- ily. She also loved to stop by Dairy Queen every day after work to get a large coke. She is survived by one daughter, Crystal Dyer (Mike Munday); one son, Kevin (Emily) Simpkins, who were wed on September 26, 2020; one brother, Reed (Ruby) Smith; one brother in law, Wayne Simpkins; one uncle, Carroll “Curly” Be- craft; many special cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of family, church family and friends; her fur babies, Dai- sy, Mable and Red. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years and the love of her life, Fred Simpkins, whom she mar— ried on December 20, 1974. Also several aunts, uncles and cousins. Due to CO- VID 19 restrictions, private services will be held with Reverend Mike Munday of- ficiating. Burial will follow in Stull Cemetery. Richardson Funeral Home is caring for all arrangements. be memories cherished forev- er. Becky never met a stranger or a fish sandwich she didn't like. Becky was an example of a life well lived. Her grace, compassion, kindness, and generosity is the legacy she leaves behind. Due to the Covid—19 restric— tions and out of an abundance of caution, a small private ser- vice will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for do- nations to be made in memory of Becky Fraley to the Chris- tian Social Services or the Owingsville Christian Church. Thank you to the Amedisys PT and OT Team of Steve and Cathy, and to Jeannie Done hue for the care and support they provided to Becky and our family. “The Richardson Funeral Home in Owingsville is caring for all arrangements. .com' SUBMlT PAY LEGALS SERVKIES $10 Good for 6 Months of online access Good for one year of online access For a year (only with existing print subscription) Front page news articles E-edition PDFs of the paper Visit and click “Subscription” to start your online subscription today. ‘ Sports coverage Obituaries Classifieds Multimedia Video Legal Advertising