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Marvin L. Ford was an auctioneer and farmer

Marvin L.  “Lukey” Ford, Jr., age 81, of Harrod, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 1:16 p.m. at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born on December 20, 1940, to the late Marvin Sr. and Ethel (Wierman) Ford.  On August 7, 1961, Marvin married Marilyn (Kline) Ford; they were married for sixty years, she survives in Harrod.

Private memorials will be held for Jeffrey Parkins and Peggy Parkins

Jeffrey Parkins and Peggy Parkins died on May 7, 2022 at their residence in McGuffey due to a house fire. Memorial services will be private with Price-McElroy Funeral Home of Kenton assisting the family with arrangements. 


Peggy was born in Lima on April 7, 1968 to Janet Evans of Lima and the late Roscoe Evans. On April 6, 2020 she married Tony Parkins Sr. and he survives in McGuffey.

Also surviving are her children; Sharayah (Daniel) Blackowske, Jason (Ashley) Barron, Austin (Elizabeth) Barron, Tony (April) Parkins Jr., Roger (Mary) Parkins and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ora Puckett worked for ATI

Ora Puckett, age 72, of Alger, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 1:10 p.m. at her residence in Alger, surrounded by her family.

She was born on January 21, 1950, in Barbourville, Kentucky to the late Beve and Lena (Mason) Smith, Jr.  On June 29, 1968, Ora married Ellis Puckett and he survives in Alger.

Also surviving is a son, Michael Puckett of Alger; three daughters: Tracy (Steve) LaPrade of Lima, Wendolyn Puckett of St. Marys, and Tabitha Slone of Harrod; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers: Jabe (Jenny) Smith of Corbin, KY, and Ted (Margaret) Smith of Horse Branch, Ky; and a sister, Pat (Terry) Kessinger of Centertown, KY.

Dorothy J. Lenhart worked for Oldaker Manufacturing

Dorothy J. Lenhart, age 98, of Dola, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 12:14 p.m. at Vancrest of Ada, surrounded by her family.

She was born on March 16, 1924, in Ada, Ohio to the late Eugene and Mozelle (Bullock) Thompson.  On November 21, 1942, Dorothy married Herbert W. Lenhart, he preceded her in death on February 16, 1995. 

 Oxie “O.C.” Neeley owned Neeley & Rutledge Racing

 Oxie “O.C.” Neeley, 81 years old, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at 10:41 AM at his residence in Forest.

He was born on March 1, 1941, to the late Betty Jane Pinks and Oxie Neeley of Salyersville, Kentucky.  O.C. was married to Connie “Rutledge” Neeley for 61 years.

O.C. is survived by siblings Bernice Neeley and Dan Neeley. Two children, Greg (Tracie) Neeley, Shawn (Krista-Heath) Neeley. Grandchild Ashley (Shane Hogan) Neeley and two great grandchildren Braxton and Oakleigh Hogan.

O.C. is deceased by his sisters Marthy Williams, Maxine Butler, Sally Webb, and brother J.B Neeley.

David L. Cole funeral announcement

David L. Cole, age 81, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 9:19 a.m. at Hardin Hills Health Center.

He was born on January 17, 1941 in Alger, Ohio to the late Edward and Thelma (Mayfield) Cole.  On June 15, 1962 David married Clara E. Frasure and she preceded him in death in 2003.  He then married Violet Scott and she passed away in December of 2021.

David and Clara were foster parents for over 20 years.  He played many years of softball, had a great love of bluegrass, coon dogs and played a mean tambourine. He never knew a stranger, had a heart of gold and love for Jesus.