Obituaries Sept. 28, 1998
Bertha L. Crozier
FALMOUTH - Bertha Lee Crozier of Danville, formerly of Falmouth, died
Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a companion, Sam Porter; three daughters, Cheryl
Robinson of Danville, Sandy Crozier of Falmouth and Rosemary Graves of
Cincinnati, Ohio; three sons, Harry Crozier of Falmouth, and Leslie Crozier
and Alonzo Merritt, both of Cincinnati.
Visitation is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday followed by a memorial service
at First Baptist Church, Falmouth.
Peoples Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
H. Myer Garner
LIBERTY - H. Myer Garner, 86, of Hustonville Street, died Friday at
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington.
Garner was a former state representative. When he was elected, he was
the youngest state representative ever elected.
He also served as commonwealth's attorney, district judge and county
attorney. He also was a World War II veteran.
Born Oct. 8, 1911, in Mount Olive, he was a son of the late George
P. and Myrtle Hatter Garner.
Survivors include a daughter, Georgia Meyersburg of Silver Springs,
Md.; a brother, Marvin P. Garner of Lincolnville, Maine; and a granddaughter.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Burial
will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brock Woodall, Bill Clements, Johnny Beard, David
Coffman, Ed Cundiff and Chester Edwards.
Honorary pallbearers are Casey County attorneys and judges.
Visitation is after 6:30 p.m. today.
PERRYVILLE - Services for Cecil Adams, 79, of Park Avenue, Danville,
will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gethsemane Baptist Church by the Rev. Mark Peyton.
Burial will be in Leffew Family Cemetery in Mitchellsburg.
He died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born June 28, 1919, in Casey County, he was a son of the late William
F. and Marilda Stevens Adams. He was a retired employee of state Transportation
Cabinet. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church and a member of Boyle
County Senior Citizens.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Adams; a daughter, Cora Lee Adams
of Lexington; four sisters, Mary Roller of Forkland, Irene Taylor and Beatrice
Baugh, both of Bardstown, and Barbara Ellingwood of Louisville; and three
brothers, Gerald, Harold and Foster Adams, all of Louisville.
Pallbearers will be Louis Leffew, Ed Leffew, Bill Engle, Harold and
Earl Conder and Billy Baugh.
Honorary pallbearers are members of his Sunday School class at Gethsemane
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Wilder Funeral Home and after noon
Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may go to the Cora Lee Adams Fund.
Charles E. Cowan
HARRODSBURG - Services for Charles Edward Cowan, 88, of East Office
Street, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Alexander and Royalty Funeral
Home by the Rev. Gary Baker. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Saturday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born June 15, 1910, in Jessamine County, he was a son of the late Charles
C. and Agnes Shenahen Cowen. He was a retired employee of Harrodsburg Dairy
and a member of Pioneer Baptist Church. He was the widower of Bessie Collier
Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Lay of Deerfield Beach, Fla.,
Edna Baker of Harrodsburg, and Janet Vivian of Georgetown; a brother, Steve
Cowan of Louisville; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and
a step great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Richard Jones, Derek Jones, Barry Jones,
Mike Baker, Lee Baker and James Lay.
Jack B. Simpson
CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Jack B. Simpson, 58, of Lancaster, formerly
of Crab Orchard, were scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at McKnight-Martin Funeral
Home Chapel by Vola Brown. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.
He died Friday at the Veterans Hospital, Lexington.
He was born Dec. 31, 1940, in Lincoln County, a son of the late Beckham
and Geneva Brown Simpson. (His birth date was incorrect in Sunday's paper.)
Billy K. Turner
LANCASTER - Services for Billy Keith Turner, 74, of Maple Avenue, will
be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Dwight Foderhase.
Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington.
Born Aug. 1, 1924, in Berea, he was a son of the late James and Stella
Johnson Turner. He was a heavy equipment operator, a member of Lancaster
First Presbyterian Church and Masonic Lodge 104 F&AM, Lancaster, and
Scottish Rite, Louisville, and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He also was a Navy
veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Welch Turner; a son, Rex. K. Turner
of Richmond; two stepsons, Larry and Jack Ellis, both of Oneida, Tenn.;
a stepdaughter, Sheila Henry of Oneida; a brother, J. Kermit Turner of
Glenview, Ill.; and three granddaughters.
Pallbearers will be Billy Ray, John Smith, Roy FLoyd, Bill Hurt, Hurley
Hume and Sam Miller.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Obituaries Sept. 29, 1998
Bert W. Query
Bert W. Query, 74, of Navaho Trail, died Monday at Ephraim McDowell
Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 22, 1924, in Matthews, N.C., he was a son of the late Newton
W. and Odessa Griffin Query. He was a retired salesman for Olan Mills and
a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He was a Marine veteran
of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Sadie Benedict Query; two daughters, Vicky
Weatherly of Charlotte, N.C., and Susan Dagenhart of Concord, N.C.; a stepson,
Barry W. Muniz of Danville; two sisters, Johnnie Hovis and Margaret Hayes,
both of Charlotte; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by
the Rev. Paul Prabell. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bill Clayton, Mike Orberson, Les Letton, Jim Rapier,
Vincent Vanover, Bob Gorley, Ed Hyden and John Bowling.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The family
requests no food.
LIBERTY - Omer Atwood, 82, of Liberty, died Sunday at Westlake Regional
Born Nov. 16, 1915, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Melvin
and Ada King Atwood. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Icie Cox Atwood; three daughters, Wanda
Griffin of Hustonville, Gail Shouse and Charlotte Clements, both of Liberty;
a sister, Elizabeth Taylor of Mooresville, Ind.; a brother, Clyde Atwood
of Liberty; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev.
Arthur Selch. Burial will be in Caney Fork Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Tuesday.
MORELAND - Services for Carlie ``Big Twin'' Greer, 71, of Edmonton,
formerly of Lincoln County, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral
Home by the Rev. George Brown. Burial will be in Angel Ridge Cemetery,
He died Sunday at Liberty Care Center.
Born Aug. 16, 1927, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Ellie
B. and Margaret K. Yocum Greer. He was an employee of Clayton-Lambert Manufacturing
Co., Buckner, and a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Gooding Greer; three sons, Larry,
Jackie and Brad Greer, all of Oldham County; three daughters, Vicki James
and Debbie Kincaid, both of Oldham County, and Cathy Alley of Trimble County;
two sisters, Dorothy Coleman of Indianapolis, Ind., and Correne Gray of
Danville; a brother, Carlis ``Little Twin'' Greer of Bardstown; 13 grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Clay and Josh Greer, L.O. Sims, Al Moran, Curtis
Robinson and Ray Delk.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
W. Marshall Lawson
HARRODSBURG - Graveside services for William Marshall Lawson, 98, of
San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Harrodsburg, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at
Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Leslie Rust.
He died Saturday in San Antonio.
Born March 19, 1900, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late WIlliam
Allen and Betty Peach Lawson. He was a retired butcher and a member of
the Presbyterian church. He was the widower of Viola McGinnis Lawson.
Survivors include a daughter, Rena Patterson of San Antonio; and two
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
Obituaries Sept. 30, 1998
Herbert E. Robertson
SCIENCE HILL - Herbert Earl Robertson, 80, of Kings Mountain, died
Tuesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Born Feb. 5, 1918, in Carter County, he was a son of the late French
and Mary Catherine Roberts Robertson. He was a farmer and a member of Waynesburg
Survivors include his wife, Chessie Phillips Robertson; a brother,
Hubert Robertson of Waynesburg; five sisters, Roxie Buckler of Berry, Goldie
Osborne of Independence, Ruth Barchus of Williamstown, and Hazel Fite and
Velma Phillippi, both of Kings Mountain.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Waynesburg Pentecostal Church by
the Rev. Billy Brown. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
WINTER PARK, Fla. - Paul Morgan, 72, of Orlando, Fla., died Sept. 18
Born Aug. 29, 1926, in Waynesburg, he was a son of Alva and Florence
Morgan. He was a retired inspector for Citrus Central in Orlando, a member
of University Baptist Church and a Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Mary I. Morgan; a stepson, Richard Metzger
of Orlando; a stepdaughter, Rita Floyd of Clearmont, Ill.; two brothers,
J.M. Morgan of Stanford and Joe Morgan of Mountain Home, Ark.; three sisters,
Naomi Singleton of Allen Park, Mich., Rozella Carney of Tecumseh, Mich.,
and Olive Gadberry of Van Buren, Ark.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sept. 22 in Winter Park.
Virginia D. Carmickle
MORELAND - Services for Virginia Douglas Carmickle, 72, of Bowen Road,
will be 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Revs. John Sanders
and Doug Lester. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
She died Monday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Born Jan. 3, 1926, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late
Josh and Ellen Grider Douglas. She was a retired 32-year employee of Palm
Beach Co., and a member of Bowen United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Howard L. Carmickle; two sons, James
L. Carmickle of Hustonville and Jerry S. Carmickle of Moreland; two daughters,
Irma Woodrow of Burgin and Lurenda Melton of Albany, Ga.; a sister, Elizabeth
Moser of Danville; three brothers, Ansel Douglas of Frankfort, Richard
Douglas of Danville and Josh Douglas of Hustonville; six grandchildren;
and a great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Danny, Bill, Gary and Calvin Douglas, and Randy
and Barry Moser.
Honorary pallbearers are Keith and Jennifer Doane, David and Heather
Atkinson, and Treshanda, Todd, Allison and James Carmickle.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.
LANCASTER - Graveside services for Everett Bradley Charles Sullivan,
infant son of Mitchell and Juanita Sullivan of Lancaster, will be 1 p.m.
Thursday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Donnie Irvin.
He was stillborn Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Other survivors include two brothers, Austin and Galvin Sullivan, both
at home; maternal grandparents, Ruth and Danny Holmes of Nicholasville;
paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Rosetta Tuggle of Lancaster; great-grandparents,
James and Goldie Holmes of Nicholasville and Ira Honey of Monticello.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Spurlin Funeral Home.
WAYNESBURG - Services for Eva Woods, 81, of Bethelridge, will be 2
p.m. Thursday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Herman Hamilton.
Burial will be in Grove Ridge Cemetery, Casey County.
She died Monday at Charleston Health Care Center.
Born Feb. 18, 1917, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Ezra and Margaret Martin Taylor. She was an employee of Abco Co., Cincinnati,
Ohio, a homemaker and a member of New Life Church of God of Prophecy. She
was the widow of Willie D. Woods.
Survivors include seven sons, Jack Woods of Bethelridge, Larry Woods
of Lexington, Roger Woods of Somerset, Eddie and Vince Woods of Cincinnati,
James Woods of Science Hill, and Terry Woods of Waynesburg; a daughter,
Norma Barker of Cincinnati; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Obituaries Oct. 1, 1998
Sara R. Coffman
Sara Robertson Coffman, 81, of Shelby Street, Junction City, died Wednesday
at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born July 13, 1917, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of John M.
and Fannie Lou Pipes Robertson. She was a former employee of Palm Beach
Co. and Kentucky State Hospital. She owned and operated Coffman's General
Store in Junction City for 36 years and was a member of Junction City Christian
Church. She was the widow of William A. Coffman Sr.
Survivors include two sons, W. Archie Coffman Jr. and Donnie Coffman
Sr., both of Junction City; a daughter, Patricia Coffman McGuire of Junction
City; a brother, Charles Robertson of Danville; two step grandchildren;
10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Friday.
Bonnie L. Fritts
Bonnie Louise Fritts, 67, of Cimarron Ave., died Wednesday at her home.
Born March 14, 1931, in Newton, Kan., she was a daughter of the late
Oliver J. and Violet Nettrouer Fryhover. She was the widow of Tommie J.
Fritts. She was a retired registered nurse and an artist, and a member
of First Baptist Church, Newton.
Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Hulvey of Danville, and Kay
Schmidt of Newton; a stepdaughter, Nadine Rees of Newton; five sons, Mark
Josh and John W. Jost, both of Wichita, Kan., Leon Jost of Annapolis, Md.,
Don Jost of Newton, Chris Jost of Lehigh, Kan.; a stepson, Samuel Fritts
of Topeka, Kan.; three brothers, Oliver Fryhover of Hutchison, Kan., Richard
Fryhover of Abilene, Kan., and Charles Fryhover; a sister, Shirley Turner
of Newton; 22 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Newton, by the
Rev. Alden Dick.
Memorials may go to the American Cancer Society.
Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Lillian G. Pike
Lillian ``Lillie'' Gooch Pike, 94, formerly of Latimer Heights, died
Wednesday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born July 8, 1904, in Kings Mountain, she was a daughter of the late
Frank and Margaret Sluder Gooch. She was a homemaker, a member of Gethsemane
Baptist Church, and the widow of Ernest Pike.
Survivors include three stepsons, David M. Pike of Danville, John A.
Pike of Liberty, Ind., and George E. Pike of Oakland, Calif.; three stepdaughters,
Vilas Veatch of Manning, S.C., Virginia Jenkins of Waynesburg, and Jeanine
Mattocks of Sanee, S.C.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill
Hall. Burial will be in Pleasant Point Cemetery, Lincoln County.
Visitation is after 11 a.m. Friday at Stith Funeral Home.
Vester M. Bernard
LIBERTY - Vester M. Bernard, 93, of Dunnville, died Wednesday at Liberty
Born March 20, 1905, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Jake
and Fannie Miller Bernard. He was a retired farmer and a member of Thomas
Ridge Christian Church. He was the widower of Mary Shell Bernard.
Survivors include a daughter, Mildred Rowe of Dunnville; four sisters,
Ersie Girard and Thelma Roy, both of Dunnville, Lestie Wilson of Cincinnati,
Ohio, and Bethel Litton of Florida; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the
Rev. Sherman Floyd. Burial will be in Thomas Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Harold, Darrell and Glen Girard, Trent and Jeff
Roy, and Frankie VanHook.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
LIBERTY - Charlie Simpson, 57, of Taylor Street, died Wednesday at
his home of an apparent heart attack, according to Casey County Coroner
Born March 14, 1941, in Indianapolis, Ind., he was a son of the late
Owen and Ova Bryant Simpson. He was a service station attendant for King
and Land BP Station and a member of Westside Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Patton Simpson; two daughters, Patty
McAninch and Cindy Simpson, both of Liberty; five brothers, Donnie, Jack
and Ernie Simpson, all of Somerset, Gene Simpson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and
Bill Simpson of California; three sisters, Jill Darnell of Lebanon, Mary
Simpson of Louisville and Barbara Brumley of Somerset.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by
the Rev. Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Friday.
Obituaries Oct. 2, 1998
Goldie R. Becknell
NICHOLASVILLE - Goldie Lee Reynolds Becknell, 86, widow of Robert Hugh
Becknell, died Thursday at the home of her daughter after an illness.
Born in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Lizzie
Collins Reynolds. She was a member of Nicholasville Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Ida Katherine Stipe of Nicholasville;
two sisters, Geneva Becknell of Nicholasville and Eudel Kurtz of Danville;
and a granddaughter.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Betts and West Funeral Home by
the Rev. Bobby Becknell. Burial will be in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is 2-9 p.m. today.
Lizzie G. Hensley
CRAB ORCHARD - Lizzie Griffin Rogers Hensley, 93, of Ky. 39 South,
Crab Orchard, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 18, 1905, in Crab Orchard, she was a daughter of the late
David and Mentha Reynolds Griffin. She was a homemaker and a member of
Mount Zion Church of Christ. She was the widow of Walter Rogers and George
Survivors include a daughter, Marie Gwyn of Crab Orchard; two sons,
Louis Rogers of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Clyde Rogers of Stanford; 11 grandchildren;
and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons,
Arnold, Glenn and Orville Rogers, and a daughter, Thelma Grace Rogers.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by Danny
McKibben. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Saturday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home.
Sara R. Coffman
Services for Sara Robertson Coffman, 81, of Shelby Street, Junction
City, will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be
in Bellevue Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be Bruce, Brian, Todd, and William A. Coffman III,
Duane Ursprung, Earl Baker Jr., and Larry Knouse.
Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Carter, Dewey Coffman, Erin Coffman,
Johnny Brewster, Petrina Pope, Tonya Schaffer, Janae Coffman and Kennaetha
McGuire and Milton LeFevers.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Friday.
Howard C. Johnson
Services for Howard C. Johnson 88, of Shadeland Drive, will be 1 p.m.
Saturday at St. James AME Church by the Rev. Herman Bradshaw. Burial will
be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center after
Born Feb. 19, 1910, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Henry
and Sally Phillips Johnson. He was a farmer and a member of Allen Chapel
Survivors include his wife, Emma Johnson. He was the guardian of Andrea
Beasley Waters of Cincinnati, Ohio, William D. and Charles E. Beasley,
both of Danville, and Charles H. Beasley of San Diego, Calif.; Roosevelt
Johnson, Charles Johnson and Clarence Johnson, all of Danville.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. Saturday until time of service.
Pallbearers will be Junior Pruitt, Robert James, Bobby and David Brown,
Archie Faulkner, Maceo McGill and George Daniel.
Honorary pallbearers are Arthur Dunn, Douglas Brown, Marion Williams
and Kenneth Kirkland.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Howard M. Fallis
HARRODSBURG - Services for Howard Mitchell Fallis, 91, of Salvisa,
will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the
Revs. William Mounts and Larry Koch. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Thursday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 14, 1907, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late S.K.
and Rosa Bunton Fallis. He was a farmer, a barber for 50 years, and a rural
letter carrier, retired after 33 years. He was a member and elder of Salvisa
Christian Church and a member of Salvisa Ruritan Club.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Belle Sims Fallis; a son, Howard M.
Fallis of Salvisa; a daughter, Geraldine Sims Fallis Green of Versailles;
a sister, Rose Purvis of Louisville; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mark Runnion, Wayne Broughton, Mark, Kevin and
Sean Green and Kirk Fallis.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Saturday until time of