Freda Dice

Freda Fagin Rowlette Dice, 95, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Milton, Ky., died Wednesday, June 27, 2013, at Clarkson Healthcare in Rapid City, S.D.

She was born Feb. 28, 1918, in Trimble County, Ky., to Daniel Perry and Mary Lew Holderfield Rowlette. She lived on a farm in Trimble County, Ky. until the age of 9, when her family moved to Louisville for three years. She was baptized in the Ohio River at a revival meeting. She graduated from high school in Dupont. She attended Franklin College for two years. She and her husband served in the ministry first in Texas, then Louisville and then serving in Rising Sun. They were then called to Wirt Baptist Church, before moving to Mattoon, Ill. Throughout her husband's career as a minister, she helped him serve in Texas, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado and Missouri. Following her husband's retirement, they returned to Milton, Ky. and served as interim pastors. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madison. They later moved to Marietta, Ga., and then to Pinehurst, N.C., to be near family. In 2010, she moved to Rapid City, S.D. to be near her daughter. She enjoyed being a grandmother and sharing her testimony.

She is survived by one son, M. Myron Dice of Pinehurst, N.C.; two daughters, Cheryl J. Ard of Boise, Idaho and Carmen D. Abernathie of Rapid City, S.D.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merris Miller Dice, whom she married June 22, 1938, and who died Dec. 11, 2005; her parents; and one infant sister.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bedford, Ky.

Friends may call at the church Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Baptist Women and Ministries National Support. Contribution cards are available at the church and at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.

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Lloyd Horton

Lloyd Horton, 61, of Carroll County, Ky., died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at the Baptist Health Center in Louisville, Ky.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky.

Margaret Perkins

Margaret Mae Perkins, 81, of Nabb, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.

 She was born Nov. 30, 1931, in Breckenridge County, Ky., to Sherman and Mildred Parr Board. She was a housewife. She was a former pharmacy technician for Goodman Drugs in Charlestown for 32 years. She was a member of the Cosby Methodist Church in Legrande, Ky.

She is survived by one son, Michael Perkins of Charlestown; three daughters, Brenda Wampler of Nabb, Linda Brooks of Charlestown and Leisa Burgin of Marysville; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Frank Perkins; one step son, Donald Perkins; her parents; two brothers, Harold Board and David Board; and one sister, Ruth Janice Board.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial will be in Barnes Cemetery in Nabb.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the service.

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Shirley Spicer

Shirley A. Spicer, 62, of Lexington, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

She was born Nov. 11, 1950, to Junior Franklin and Doshie Gray Hunter. She was a retired special services school bus driver for Scott County School District 2 for 36 years. She was a member of the Johnson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Spicer; two daughters, Stefanie Lord and Melissa Spicer, both of Lexington; three sisters, Barbara Shepherd, Mary Kay Gates and Bobbie Jean Gilbertson, all of Lexington; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jackie Hunter and Charles C. Gray; and two grandsons.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 9 a.m. until the service.

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