Miscellaneous Boyle County, Kentucky Obituaries

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Obituaries Nov. 1, 1998

Purdom Devine
Purdom Devine, 96, of Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Boyle County, died Wednesday at his home.
Born Aug. 3, 1902, in Rose Hill, Mercer County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Margaret Jane Robinson Devine. He was the widower of Artie Devine. He was a retired foreman of the state highway crew in Boyle County, a former employee of the Boyle County Road Department and the oldest member of First Baptist Church, Broadway.
Survivors include a son, Marshall Devine of St. Cloud, Fla.; a daughter, Lucille Steele of Kissimmee, Fla.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Broadway, by the Revs. Tim Mathis and Elbert Carpenter. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home. 

Michael S. Galloway
Michael Shawn Galloway, 20, of 261 Scott Lane died Thursday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Fayette County Coroner's office has ruled the death a suicide.
Born Aug. 18, 1978, in Lexington, he was a son of Ronald Ray Galloway and Brenda Gail Tate Galloway, both of Danville. He was a cook at Giovanni's Pizza, Danville, and attended Boyle County schools.
Additional survivors include a sister, Joy Galloway of Danville; and a grandmother, Joann Sims of Kansas City, Kan.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Wendell Douglas. Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery.
Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

Kenneth L. Bellville
MORELAND - Kenneth L. Bellville Sr. 92, of Louisville, died Wednesday at South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, Ga.
Born June 28, 1907, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Walter and Carrie Simpson Bellville. He was an employee of Dupont Chemical Co., retired after 30 years, and the widower of Ersie Moran Bellville.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Myers Bellville; two sons, Kenneth Bellville Jr. of Louisville and Robert M. Bellville of Wilmington, Del.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

Claud Murphy
LIBERTY - Claud W. Murphy, 71, of Trammel Street died Thursday at Casey County Hospital.
Born Oct. 14, 1927, in Casey County, he was a son of Lucy Allen Murphy of Liberty and the late G.W. Murphy. He was a retired truck driver for Watson Lumber Co., an Army veteran of World War II and member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church.
Additional survivors include his wife, Avenell Vanoy Lumpkins Murphy; three sons, Dr. Ted K. Murphy of Liberty, the Rev. Joey Murphy of Jamestown and Jimmy Murphy of Lexington; a stepson, Ronald Lumpkins of Hamilton, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Brenda Helm of LaGrange; four sisters, Myrtle Harmon of Danville, Matie Decker of Taswell, Tenn., Irene Lay of Dunnville and Helena McDonald of Liberty; three brothers, Sherwood Murphy and Edwin Murphy, both of Liberty, and Sherman Murphy of Louisville; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and one step great-grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Walnut Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Clifton Cowan. Burial with military rites will be in Casey County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is after 8 a.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. 

William D. Collett
LANCASTER - Services for William David Collett, 70, of Davis Avenue will be 2 p.m. Monday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Zora Oliver. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Mike Collett, Ricky Ballard, Harry Drummer, Daryl Seybold, Darrell Brown and Bobby Collett. Honorary pallbearer will be Wayne Ballard.
He died Thursday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 22, 1928, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Jim and Helen Caleb Collett. He was a self-employed auto body repairman, served in the Navy and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Olivia Ballard Collett; three sons, Jackie David Collett, William Kenneth Collett and Ronald Keith Collett, all of Lancaster; two daughters, Carolyn Faye Collett of Lancaster and Kaye Darlene Edwards of North Carolina; a brother, Jimmy Collett of Watsontown, Pa.; four sisters, Junanita Morgan of Lancaster, Opal Carol Aldridge and Ramona Collett, both of Lexington, and Betty Price of Crab Orchard; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Keith O. Phillips
STANFORD - Graveside services for Keith O'Dell Phillips, 67, of Bracken Center Nursing Home, Augusta, formerly of Lincoln County, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Friday at Meadowview Regional Medical Center, Maysville.
Born Sept. 14, 1931, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Joe Mack and Bessie Green Phillips.
Survivors include a son, Tony Phillips of Louisville; a daughter, Crystal Saylor of Winfield, Ala.; four sisters, Lillian Jesse of Amelia, Via., Janie Morgan of Louisville, Bessie Ellis of Harrodsburg and Juanita Noland of Crab Orchard; and six brothers, Wheeler Phillips, Elberta Phillips and Phil Phillips, all of Stanford, Robert Phillips of Harrodsburg, Alan Phillips of Alexandria and Mack Edward Phillips of San Antonio, Texas.
Visitation will be 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home.

Obituaries Nov. 2, 1998

Carroll M. Gragg
Carroll Monroe Gragg, 73, of Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation, died there Sunday.
Born June 31 1925, in Harlan County, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Henry L. and Anna L. Evans Gragg. She was owner of Zandoc's Pool Room, Junction City, and a member of Junction City United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Kay Robertson of Danville and Jeannette Cocanougher of Perryville.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bellevue Cemetery by the Rev. Jimmy Owens. 
Visitation will be after noon Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home. 

Myron C. Householder
Myron Carr Householder, 79, of Kings Mill Road, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital.
Born May 31, 1919, in Harriman, Tenn., he was a son of the late Hubert L. and Dillie Creekmore Householder. He was an employee of Corning Glass Works and Philips Lighting. He was a member of First Baptist Church, past master of Franklin Masonic Lodge, member of Wilderness Shrine Club, a 32nd degree Mason and past president of Wally Byam Airstream Caravan Club. 
Survivors include his wife, Ann Wade Householder; three daughters, Mary Ann Teater of Parksville, Nikki McRay of Harrodsburg and Myrna Benge of Danville; a sister, Bettye H. Powell of Danville; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. 

James A. Marple
PERRYVILLE - James Austie Marple, 64, of Mitchellsburg, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital.
Born Nov. 21, 1933, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Lucien and Linda Brown Marple. He was a semi-retired mechanic at Danville Bowlarama, and a member of North Rolling Fork Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jewell Duncan Marple; three daughters, Debbie Jernigan of Harrodsburg, Kathy A. White and Vickie Montgomery, both of Danville; a son, James David Marple of Mitchellsburg; two sisters, Ruth Bowman of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Christine Noel of Liberty; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wilder Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today. 

Mary L. Gritton
LAWRENCEBURG - Mary Louise Leonard Gritton, 85, of Lawrenceburg, died Saturday at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. 
Born in Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Cora Royalty Leonard. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Mercer County and a retired employee of Ken-Well Industries, Frankfort. She was the widow of Orville Gritton.
Survivors include two daughters, Pat Jenkins and Teresa McWilliams, all of Lawrenceburg; a son, Carroll Gritton of Harrodsburg; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home by the Revs. Bob Jones and Jack Geurin. Burial will be in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday.
Memorials my go to the church cemetery fund, c/o Curtis Sherrow, 610 Fairview Road, Salvisa, 40372. 

Michael Miller
LIBERTY - Michael Gene Miller, 46, of Sugar Hill Road, was found dead Saturday at his home of natural causes.
Born Jan. 22, 1952, in Danville, he was a son of the late Marion D. and Mary Alice Mason Miller. He was farmer and member of Georgetown Christian Church, Georgetown, Ind. 
Survivors include a brother, Marion Miller of Georgetown, Ind.; and two sisters, Doreen Dixon of Louisville and Caroleen Jones of Georgetown.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in Mason Cemetery. 
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today. 

Florence V. Sexton
STANFORD - Florence VonGruenigen Sexton, 88, of Blue Lick Road, died Friday at Stanford House Nursing Home.
Born Aug. 23, 1910, in Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late William and Bertha Knight Harney. She was a homemaker, a member of Blue Lick Baptist Church and widow of Werner VonGruenigen and Joe Sexton.
Survivors include a daughter, Agatha ``Aggie'' Lay of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Warren VonGruenigen.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill Rhodus. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jack Lay, Don Houp II, Warren, Jeff and Matt VonGruenigen and David Campbell.
Honorary pallbearers are Karen, Lindsay and Kelly Von Gruenigen, Bridgett, Bethany and Micah Coleman.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today. 

Purdom Devine
Services for Purdom Devine, 96, of Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Boyle County, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Broadway, by the Revs. Tim Mathis and Elbert Carpenter. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at his home.
Pallbearers will be Harold and Basil Young, Tim Short, Daniel Sawyer, Homer and Ben Kurtz Jr., William Dishman and James Sheehan.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home. 

Michael S. Galloway
Services for Michael Shawn Galloway, 20, of Scott Lane, were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Wendell Douglas. Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery.
He died Thursday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Pallbearers are Mitchell Dean, Daril Saylers, Michael Yates, Reed Metcalf, Mark Witt, Glen Sorrell, Edward Tate Jr. and Jimmy Worthington. 

J.T. Covert
HARRODSBURG - Services for J.T. Covert, 85, of White Lane, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. James Byrd and Donnie Releford. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Saturday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 11, 1912, in Harrodsburg, he was a son of the late Marcus and Jimmey Lee Disponett Covert. He was a retired farmer and employee of American Efford Thread Co., Lawrenceburg. He was a member of Dry Branch Baptist Church and attended Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a member of T.N. Wise Masonic Lodge 349 of Dugansville where he was past master and the widower of Ruby L. Cornish.
Survivors include a sister, Mildred Stevens of Lawrenceburg.
Pallbearers will be James McClelland, Mac Covert, Mike Vandivier, Mike Barnett, Charles Blakeman, Gordon Smith and Ricky Catlett.
Honorary pallbearer are Henry Smith, Elwood Burgin, Lynn Logue, Bobby Springate, Woodrow and Garnett Catlett, Johnny Currens and Fred Lewis.
Visitation is 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday followed by Masonic rites at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may go to favorite charity. 

Obituaries Nov. 3, 1998

Carroll M. Gragg
Carroll Monroe Gragg, 73, of Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation, died there Sunday.
Born June 31, 1925, in Harlan County, he was the son of the late Dr. Henry L. and Anna L. Evans Gragg. He was the owner and operator of Doc's Pool Room in Junction City and a member of Junction City United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Kay Robertson of Danville and Jeannette Cocanougher of Perryville.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Bellevue Cemetery by the Rev. Jimmy Owens.
Pallbearers will be David Horne, David Logue, Marshall Qualls, Rick Trayner, Bud Trayner and G.G. Harmon.
Visitation was scheduled after noon today at Stith Funeral Home. 

Forrest A. Sutton
LIBERTY - Forrest Albert Sutton, 71, of Sweeney Street, died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 29, 1927, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Archie Elwood and Edith Ethel Gearhart Sutton. He was a retired employee of General Motors Corp., Dayton, and an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda M. Cross Sutton; four sons, Danny D. Sutton and Timothy M. Sutton, both of Russell Springs, Michael Sutton of Norfolk, Va. and Fred M. Sutton of Lewisville, Texas; four daughters, Patricia Teijeiro of Tampa, Fla., Brenda G. Conner of Russell Springs, Kimberly A. Holsapple of Castine, Ohio, and Cindy K. Hooten of Liberty; two brothers, Jerry ``Butch'' Sutton of Springsboro, Ohio, and Robert Sutton of Greenville, Tenn., and 18 grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Danny Cross. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

Myron C. Householder
Services for Myron Carr Householder, 79, of Kings Mill Road, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Revs. Ernest Martin and Doug Wesley. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
He died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital.
Pallbearers will be members of Franklin Masonic Lodge 28.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. 

James A. Marple
PERRYVILLE - Services for James Austie Marple, 64, of Mitchellsburg, will be 2 p.m. today at Wilder Funeral Home by the Revs. Wayne Malone and Randy Hawkins. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
He died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Ayoroa, Michael Cummins, Donnie Jernigan, Steve White, Ben White and Jeff Montgomery. 

Fred M. Berry
STANFORD - Graveside services for Fred Murphy Berry, 84, of McKinney Court, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lancaster Cemetery by the Rev. Stewart Dawson.
He died Sunday at his home.
Born Jan. 13, 1914, in Stanford, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Nora Daugherty Berry. He was a retired construction worker with the University of Kentucky and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was the widower of Mary Kathryn Gooch Berry.
Survivors include two daughters, Jane Durham of Stanford and Kathy Berry of Lexington; a stepdaughter, Ann Williams of New Albany, Ind.; a brother, Walter Berry of Berea; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Heritage Hospice of Danville. 

Mildred E. Dean
HARRODSBURG - Services for Mildred E. Dean, 78, of Belmont Circle, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Terry Morrison. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She died Monday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Jan. 23, 1920, in Harlan County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Zettie Smith Crick. She was a retired employee of Old Fort Harrod State Park and a member of Ebenezer Church of Christ. She was the widow of James L. Dean Sr.
Survivors include one son, James L. Dean Jr. of Delanco, N.J.; one brother, Sam Crick Jr. of Macedonia, Ohio; one sister, Jessie Travillian of Mercer Couty; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers will be Lonnie Travillian, Pleas Travillian, Danny Taylor, Ted Dean, Hadden Dean and Howard Nichols.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Carlis L. Durham
STANFORD - Services for Carlis Lee Durham, 84, of Eastwood Drive, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Stan Stevenson. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 17, 1914, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Elvin and Artie Walls Durham Johnson. He was a farm laborer and a Navy veteran of World War II. He belonged to Mount Olive Christian Church. He was the widower of Della Johnson Durham. A daughter, Janet Durham, preceded him in death.
Survivors include three sons, Jerold L. Durham of Mason, Ohio, George E. Durham of Batesville, Ind. and James E. Durham of Cincinnati, Ohio; four brothers, Curtis Durham and Jack Denny Johnson, both of Stanford, Terrill Durham of Berea and Elvin Durham Jr. of Campbellsville; three sisters, Louada Smith of Stanford; Maxine Dela of Ludlow and Myrtle Duttera of Newark, Ohio and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Terry, Greg, Chad, Jennifer and Mandie Durham, Matt Jackson, Mike Smith and Chris Brown.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to New Salem Baptist Church. 

Nancy J. Hill
HARRODSBURG - Services for Nancy Jane Hill, 65, of Mooreland Avenue, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Redding. Burial will be in Bethel 1 Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
She died Sunday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 20, 1932, in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Harmon and Rosie Boyd Rasnake. She was a food service employee of James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital for 17 and 1/2 years and a member of Ellers Memorial Baptist Church. She was the widow of James Hill.
Survivors include two sons, James Collins Hill and Lonnie Wayne Hill, both of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Kathy Gale Monroe of Mercer County; one brother, Sam Rasnake of Mercer County; four sisters, Martha Rasnake of Harrodsburg, Jeanette Rasnake of Indiana, Joy Rasnake of California and Gladys Votaw of Mercer County and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Wednesday. 

Obituaries Nov. 4, 1998

Marilyn W. Muniz
FRANKFORT - Marilyn Jo Warren Muniz, 62, of Frankfort, died Friday at University of Louisville Medical Center.
Born in Boyle County, she was a daughter of Lucille Coulter Warren of Danville and the late William B. Warren. She was a retired supervisor for South Central Bell Telephone Co., president of Frankfort Women's Club, a member of Telephone Pioneers of America, Franklin County Senior Citizens and First Church of God.
Other survivors include a son, Anthony T. Muniz of Frankfort; two daughters, Carmen Williams of Clearwater, Fla., and Angelina Grasch of Frankfort; three brothers, William Warren Jr. of Kingston, Wis., David Warren of West Chester, Ohio, and Kenneth E. Warren of Danville; two sisters, Virginia G. Bastin and Carolyn E. Barnett, both of Danville; and four grandchildren.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home by the Revs. Sam Glenn and Dave Hardin.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday. 

Margaret B. Short
MORELAND - Margaret Bell Baker Short, 93, of Liberty, died Tuesday at Liberty Care Center.
Born May 16, 1905, in Oklahoma, she was a daughter of Daniel and Carrie Baker. She was a homemaker and the widow of Edgar Floyd Short. Five sons preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons, Paul Short of Russell Springs, James T. Short of Cincinnati, Kelly Short of Rusk, Texas; two daughters, Katherine Rousey of Danville and Louise Coffman of Liberty; 43 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Watts. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today. 

Donald W. Lynn
LIBERTY - Services for Donald Wayne Lynn, 52, of Brush Creek Road, were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Arthur Selch. Burial will be in Dogwood Gap Cemetery. 
He died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born April 16, 1946, in Casey County, he was a son of Susie Turpin Lynn of Liberty and the late Herman Lynn. He was a former sawmill employee.
Other survivors include his wife, Bonnie Long Lynn; a son, Jeremy Lynn of Liberty; two daughters, Anita and Misty Lynn, both of Hustonville; a stepson, Charles Brown of Hustonville; two brothers, Phillip and Claude Lynn, both of Liberty; and a grandchild.


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