Obituaries Oct. 12, 1998
John T. Gibson
HARRODSBURG - John Thomas ``Jack'' Gibson, 55, of Fayetteville, Ark.,
formerly of Harrodsburg, died Friday in Springdale, Ark.
Born Sept. 20, 1943, in Lexington, he was a son of the late William
C. and Alice J. Fuller Gibson. He was an employee of McClinton-Anchor Co.,
and a Methodist.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Feeback of Flat Lick; three sisters,
Ann Robbins of Conway, Ark., Alice Shepperson of Elkins, Ark., and Martha
Duff of Fayetteville; and a grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the
Rev. David Ross. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Conley, Jim Newby, Willie Bottoms, Jackie
Freeman, and Travis and Joe Bill Lance. Honorary pallbearers are Nora and
Mary Evelyn Black.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
James M. Shannon
GRIFFIN, Ga. - James M. ``Butterball'' Shannon, 74, of Griffin, died
Friday in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Born in Oakdale, Tenn., he was a graduate of Danville High School,
an employee of Norfolk-Southern Railway, retired after 42 years, and was
a hospital volunteer. He also preformed bluegrass music with Curtis and
the Old Time Strings. He was the widower of Iva Jane Zanone.
Survivors include a son, James D. Shannon of Franklin, Tenn.; two daughters,
Mary J. Haden of Anchorage, Alaska, and Betty Duncan of Wilmington, Del.;
and three grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Haisten-Woodlawn Funeral Home with
the Rev. James O. Litchford. Burial will be in Westwood Gardens.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Iva Jane Shannon Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O.
Box 1407, Griffin, Ga. 30223.
Sinda F. Horn
Services for Sinda Frances Andrew Horn, 68, of Lausman Avenue, Junction
City, were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by
the Rev. Ronnie Andrew. Burial is in Junction City Cemetery.
She died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
Pallbearers will be Marshall and Gary Qualls, Tony Andrew, Lonnie Coffman,
Glen Wilson and Barry Horne.
William J. Penman
HARRODSBURG - Services for William Jewel Penman, 54, of South Greenville
Street, will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial Baptist Church by the Rev.
J.D. Short. Burial with military rites will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
He died Saturday at his residence after an illness.
Born July 17, 1944 in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Hubert
Penman and Dora A. DeBaun Thompson. He was a member of Centennial Baptist
Church, a Vietnam War Army veteran, a machine operator for Trane Co., Lexington,
and General Cable, Lawrenceburg, and a driver for Davenport Transfer.
Survivors include his wife, Sunnie Holts Penman; two sons, William
D. Penman, and William D. Bartleson, both of Lexington; three stepsons,
Ronald A. and Kenneth Holts, both of Somerset, and Emmett D. Holts of Lexington;
a daughter, Crystal L. Penman of Lexington; a stepdaughter, Renee Jones
of Harrodsburg; a brother, Rufus Thompson of Lexington; two sisters, Ernestine
Garner of Louisville and Frances Davis of Lexington; two grandchildren;
and four step grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Scott Jones, Jimmy Robertson, Keith Tichnor, Don
Smith, George Knotts and Ronald Holts.
Honorary pallbearers are Stan Davis, Larry Hudson, Robert Campbell,
Jimmy Goggins, Jessie Morris, Ronal Ingram and Cecil Smith.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the church.
Parks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries Oct. 13, 1998
Mary I. Fallis
HARRODSBURG - Mary Ida Fallis, 65, of Scooter Avenue, died Sunday at
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center after a car crash Sunday
on U.S. 68 in Boyle County.
Born Aug. 23, 1933, in St. Louis, Mo., she was a daughter of the late
Lester and Alma Smith Nall. She was a retired Square D employee, and a
member of Ebenezer Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Ray ``Buddy'' Fallis; two sons, Mark
Fallis of Kansas City, Mo., and Donnie Fallis of Lawrenceburg; two daughters,
Debbie Flynn of Lawrenceburg and Shawna R. Fallis of Harrodsburg; two brothers,
Lester Nall of Topeka, Kan., and Walter Nall of Minneapolis, Minn; a sister,
Vera Kirn of Lee's Summitt, Mo.; a half brother, Weldon Finley of White
Springs, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; six step grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the
Rev. James Harley. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Wednesday.
PEORIA, Ill. - Cecil S. Hafley, 76, of Peoria, died Sunday at Methodist
Born June 30, 1922, in Danville, he was a son of the late Earl and
Ida Cooley Hafley. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a purple
heart recipient. He was in sales with Armour Packing and owner and operated
Hafley Tire and Service. He was a member of Paris Avenue Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Coyle Hafley; three sons, Larry Hafley
of Baytown, Texas, Morris Hafley of Paden City, Va., and Douglas Hafley
of Peoria; a sister, Joyce Strevels of Perryville; six grandchildren; and
Services are 7:30 p.m. today at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel by the
Rev. David Beck. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
WAYNESBURG - Gladys Seufert, 80, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Waynesburg,
died Sunday in Cincinnati.
Born Nov. 18, 1917, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late
Ballard Ratliff and Elsie Keesee Ratliff Thompson. She was a homemaker
and a member of Newtonsville Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph C. Seufert; a brother, Darrell
Thompson of Williamsburg, Ohio; three sisters, Edna Singer and Madeline
Whitney, both of Eubank, and Josephine Johnson of Waynesburg.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home
by the Rev. Noel Dodson. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
LEBANON - Hazel Wright, 89, of Lebanon, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell
Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a sister, Mattie Mays of Bradfordsville.
Services were scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at Campbell DeWitt Funeral
Home with burial in Lebanon National Cemetery.
Robert L. Trumbo
Services for Robert L. Trumbo, 80, of East Walnut Street, will be 1
p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Hill. Burial
will be in Hilldale Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center after an
Born May 29, 1918, in Danville, he was a son of the late Robert and
Mary Trumbo. He was a retired chef, having worked at the former Town House
restaurant, Holiday Inn and Kentucky State Hospital. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Trumbo; two stepdaughters, Esther
Adams and Jessica Meaux, both of Danville; a son, Bobby Trumbo of Danville;
two stepsons, Jeff Meaux of Tennessee and John Adams of West Virginia;
a brother, Henry Caldwell of Danville; and four sisters, Grace Moore of
Chicago, Ill., Willie Thompson of Marion, Ind., Elizabeth Bottom of Cincinnati,
Ohio, and Bessie Daugherty of Springfield, Ill.
Pallbearers will be Paul Lewis, Chester Kavanaugh, George Hamilton,
Marvin Phillips, Raymond Gutherie and George Fisher.
Honorary pallbearers are Bunny Davis, Charles Grey and James Johnson.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the church.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Services for Molly Walker, 61, of East Broadway, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday
at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Norman Hagley. Burial will be
in Bellevue Cemetery.
She was pronounced dead Sunday at her home. She died of natural causes,
according to Boyle County Coroner James Ramey.
Born Nov. 18, 1936, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late
Joseph and Bessie Green Ernst. She was a homemaker and the widow of Fred
Survivors include a son, Fred J. Walker of Perryville; a brother, Billy
Joe Ernst of Stanford; four sisters, Frances Ernst and Mary Durham, both
of Danville, Margaret Caldwell of Akron, Ohio, and Freida Burger of Louisville.
Visitation will be after 8 a.m. Wednesday until time of service.
Ona F. Wilcher
LIBERTY - Services for Ona Frances Wilcher, 80, of Rocky Ford Community,
will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Revs. Jerry
Browning and Jimmy Brown. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
She died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 7, 1918, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Robert and Della McAnelly Taylor. She was a Casey County teacher for 32
years at Cox Elementary School and a member of Liberty First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Horace Wilcher; a daughter, Anita Skaggs
of Liberty; and a grandson.
Pallbearers will be Larry Wilcher, Bobby, Jerome and Frank Taylor,
Donnie Payton, Gary Epperson, Charles White and Jerry Hoskins.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Obituaries Oct. 14, 1998
Lucille S. Rankin
Lucille Stockton Rankin, 88, of West Lexington Avenue, died Tuesday
at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born Nov. 3, 1909, in Danville, she was a daughter of the late Blaine
and Susie Stockton. She was the widow of Benjamin Rankin and a member of
Hubble United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Sevier of Danville.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hubble United Methodist Church. Burial
will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home and
after 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Elizabeth T. Brown
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Elizabeth Thompson Brown, 77, died Sept. 6 in Pittsburgh.
Born in Danville, she was a daughter of the late Marguerite A. Faulconer
and a 1942 graduate of Centre College.
Survivors include her husband, Lowell T. Brown; a daughter, Marguerite
B. Crum of West Lafayette, Ind.; and a sister, Lillian F. Hill of Murfreesboro,
A memorial services was held Sept. 10.
Memorials may go to the Chautauqua Fund, Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722.
Delta L. Reynolds
STANFORD - Services for Delta Morgan Long Reynolds, 78, of Anderson
Heights, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant View Baptist Church by the
Revs. Vola Brown and Rob Cox. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
She died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 14, 1919, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Edgar and Viola Greer Morgan Young. She was a homemaker and former certified
nursing assistant at Fort Logan Hospital. She was a member of Pleasant
View Baptist Church and the widow of Cecil Long.
Survivors include her husband, Earl Reynolds; two sons, Larry Long
of Stanford and Wendell Long of Lancaster; two daughters, Patty Sowders
of Stanford and Bernice Nutgrass Johnson of Danville; three stepsons, Michael
Reynolds of Waynesburg, and Timmy and Dennis Reynolds of Louisville; two
stepdaughters, Dewanna Grabeel of Eubank and Georgia Jenkins of Highland;
four sisters, Thelma Green and Fredia Bastin, both of Stanford, Berdena
Peyton of Germantown, Ohio, and Emily Black of Knoxville, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren;
15 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; nine step grandchildren;
and five step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Sowers, Keith Long, Larry Joe Long, Joseph
Nutgrass, Joshua Johnson, A.J. Johnson, Shannon Reynolds and Justin Sowers.
Honorary pallbearers are great-grandchildren.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may go to Gideons International or WDFB Christian Radio,
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries Oct. 15, 1998
Funeral set for Harrodsburg police officer
Regina ``Jeannie'' Nickles
HARRODSBURG - Regina ``Jeannie'' Nickles, 45, of Harvey Pike, died
Wednesday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital as the result of a shooting
incident Tuesday while on duty with the Harrodsburg Police Department.
Born Oct. 10, 1953, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was a daughter of June
Martin Woodward of Danville and the late Robert J. Woodward. She was a
Harrodsburg police officer for 15 years and a member of Shawnee Run Baptist
Survivors include two daughters, Christina L. Crace of Lexington and
Brandellyn D. Nickles of Harrodsburg; three step daughters, Dale Lyons
of Harrodsburg, Melanie Fusco of Lexington and Kay Niedrugge of Marion,
Ill.; a stepson, Mark Nickles of Harrodsburg; a former husband, L.D. Nickles
of Harrodsburg; three brothers, Robert M. and Randall S. Woodward, both
of Stanford, and Ronald D. Woodward of Danville; and six step grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Harrodsburg Christian Church by
the Revs. Lester Tirey and David Hartman. Burial will be in Spring Hill
Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Friday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel and after
10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials may go to the Regina Nickles Memorial Fund, % Fifth Third
Bank, 628 S. College St., Harrodsburg.
WAYNESBURG - Dorothy Cole, 73, of Eubank, died Wednesday at her home.
Born March 29, 1925, in Bristol, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late
John and Grace Kite Warren. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Gordon Cole; a son, Mike Cole of Eubank;
two daughters, Patricia Doughman of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pamela Christensen
of Fairfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Vorhis Funeral Home in Cincinnati
by the Rev. Brady Clark. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati.
Visitation is 9 a.m. Saturday in Cincinnati until time of service.
Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Hazel E. Wright
LEBANON - Hazel E. Wright, 89, of Boyd Avenue, Danville, died Sunday
at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late Alford and Frances Followell Crews.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a sister, Mattie Mays of Bradfordsville.
Services were held Tuesday at Campbell Dewitt Funeral Home in Lebanon
by Garland Buckman and Doyle Crenshaw. Burial was in Lebanon National Cemetery.
Lucille S. Rankin
Services for Lucille Stockton Rankin, 88, of West Lexington Avenue,
will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hubble United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jeff
Coleman. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.
Pallbearers will be Clyde and Floyd Abbott, Paul, Joe and Tommy Rankin,
Jim Donlon, Alex Charida and Collins Sevier.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home and after
11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Barbara B. Sanders
HARRODSBURG - Services for Barbara Bernadina Sanders, 34, of Sunrise
Shores, Burgin, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral
Home by the Rev. Hamp Wooten. Burial will be in Shawnee Run Baptist Church
She died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center after
a long illness.
Born Nov. 9, 1963, in Danville, she was a daughter of James L. and
Barbara Chambers Woods of Moreland. She was a former employee of Bay West
and a member of Herrington Lake Pentecostal Church.
Other survivors include her husband, Steven J. Sanders; three daughters,
Ellen P. Phillips, Clara B. Sanders and Kathy E. Sanders, all of Burgin;
maternal grandmother, Margaret Chambers of Danville; and a sister, Margie
W. Warner of Perryville.
Pallbearers will be Jack Coleman Jr., Bobby Roney, Bradley King, Jim
Burns, Dennis Tyler and Joe Denney.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Friday.
Obituaries Oct. 16, 1998
Carlie W. Woosley
Carlie W. Woosley, 83, of Jacobus, Penn., formerly of Harrodsburg,
died Tuesday in Jacobus.
Born Dec. 29, 1913, in Bracken County, he was a son of the late Charlie
T. and Maude Smith Woosley. He was a carpenter, a member of Kentucky School
for the Deaf Football Hall of Fame, and was the first deaf person inducted
into the National Carpenters Union. He was a Christian and the widow of
Edna Mae Cornett Woosley.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Hill of Jacobus and Peggy Jones
of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sons, Tommy Woosley of Burgin and Chester Woosely
of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial
will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Sunday.
Obituaries Oct. 18, 1998
Roberta E.T. Hickman
Roberta E. Trumbo Hickman, 78, of Danville died Wednesday at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center after a short illness.
Born July 17, 1920, in Danville, she was a daughter of Leona Burdette
and the late Robert Trumbo. She was a Methodist and a retired press operator
with Dan Laundry.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Hines of Lexington, McElroy Burdette
of Danville and Lloyd D. Burdette of Stanford; a step brother, Andrew Burdette
Jr.; 12 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home by
Ben Carter. Burial will be in Duncan Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Barnett Weathers, Paul Wilkerson, Willie Allen
and June Christy.
Visitation is noon-1 p.m. Monday.
LIBERTY - Gilbert Dearringer, 79, of Bland Road, Liberty, died Friday
of natural causes at a daughter's home in Hamersville, Ohio.
Born Nov. 26, 1918, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Tom and
Vannie Buck Dearringer. He served in the Army in World War II and was a
Survivors include his wife, Alta Bland Dearringer; a son, Dwight Dearringer
of Cincinnati; two daughters, Berinda Purchio of Walnut Creek, Calif.,
and Charlene Otten of Hamersville, Ohio; seven grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the
Revs. Gary Lavender and Luther Rogers. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery
with military honors by the Casey County Funeral Squad.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Hazel W. Liddle
HARRODSBURG - Hazel Wilder Liddle, 79, of Bate Street died Friday at
the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, from injuries
sustained in an auto accident at noon Friday on U.S. 127 North.
Born Oct. 19, 1920, in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the
late Robert and Minnie Grow Wilder. She was a retired bookkeeper for A
& P Company in Harrodsburg. She belonged to the Harrodsburg Christian
Church where she served as a deacon, treasurer of the Christian Women's
Fellowship and a member of Friendship Circle and the church choir. She
was a past president of the Progressive Homemakers and a member of the
Harrodsburg Woman's Club.
Survivors include one son, Robert Owen Butler of Versailles; one daughter,
Patricia A. Butler of San Rafael, Cal.; one sister, Virginia Bohanan of
Harrodsburg; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Harrodsburg Christian Church
by the Revs. David Hartman and Gene Eason. Burial will be in Spring Hill
Visitation is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at McClellan Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Harrodsburg Christian Church Renovation
Geraldine F. Hines
BOWLING GREEN - Geraldine FitzGerald Hines, 85, of Bowling Green died
Thursday at Wellington Park Health Care.
She was the mother of Hugh G. Hines Jr. of Danville.
Born Oct. 12, 1912, in Nashville, she was a daughter of the late Arthur
and Annie Osburne FitzGerald. She was the widow of Hugh Gates Hines and
a retired field auditor for J.A. Jones Construction. She was a member of
Trinity Episcopal Church in Danville.
Additional survivors include two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be private graveside services.
Memorials may go to the Alzheimers Assocation, Louisville chapter,
3703 Taylorsville Road, Suite 102, Louisville, KY, 40220-1330.
Arrangements were handled by J.C. Kirby and Son Funeral Chapel in Bowling
M. Louise Bright
Services for Mary Louise Bright, 72, of McMillian Street will be 1
p.m. Tuesday at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home by the Rev. Clay Beasley. Burial
will be in Hill-n-Dale Cemetery.
She died Thursday at her home after a short illnes.
Born May 2, 1926, in Danville, she was a daughter of the late Russell
and Pearline Christie. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was
retired from Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
She was the widow of Jason Bright. She was preceded in death by a daughter,
Betty Bright Lancaster.
Survivors include two brothers, June Christie of Danville and William
Christie of Cincinnati; two sisters, Rose McCormick of Springfield and
Daisy Bellamy of Louisville; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Lonzo McGuire, Lenny Lockett, Garland Harvey, Phil
Seger, Preston Johnson, Michael Wright and Charles Wright Jr.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday.
Anna I. Lynn
Services for Anna Irene Lynn, 79, of West Lexington Avenue will be
1 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home by the Revs. Tim Mathis and Albert
Gisler. Burial will be Bellevue Cemetery. She died Thursday at her home
of natural causes.
Born March 27, 1919, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. John Roysdon. She was retired from Corning Glass, where she
was a quality control inspector. She was a member of the First Baptist
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Jones.
Survivors include a son, Curtis Lynn of Stanford; six grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be deacons of First Baptist Church.
Visitation is after 3 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to the American Cancer Society.
HARRODSBURG - Services for Matilda Etta Keebortz, 99, of Runyon Road
are 2 p.m. today at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. David
Hartman. Burial will be in Wilmore Cemetery.
She died Thursday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born March 21, 1899, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late
Joseph T. and Elizabeth Harris Dennis. She was the widow of Arthur Brown
She was a seamstress and a member of Harrodsburg Christian Church,
where she was a member of several ladies' organizations. She was preceded
in death of by two sons, Lawrence M. and Walter M. Keebortz.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph William ``Buddy'' Keebortz of Harrodsburg
and Eulice ``Wayne'' Keebortz of Lexington; a daughter, Shirley Ann Keebortz
of Harrodsburg; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Michael Wayne Keebortz, Douglas Ray Keebortz, Timothy
Lee Keebortz, Cary Keebortz, Stephen Keebortz and Samuel S. Walls.
Visitation is after 7 a.m. today.