Obituaries Nov. 5, 1998
Rhoda B. Burdette
LANCASTER - Rhoda Broadus Burdette, 81, of Lexington Road, died Wednesday
at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born March 15, 1917, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late
Robert and Grace Broadus. She was a homemaker and former owner of Burdette
Wholesale, a member of Lancaster Baptist Church and the widow of Lewis
Survivors include a daughter, Connie Gill of Lancaster; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob
Rush. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Carol, Ronnie, Billy Joe and Billy Broadus, Ollie
Edgington and Jackie Powers.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Ramsey Funeral Home.
Vertie H. Long
Vertie Hazel Long, 91, of Danville Center for Health and Rehabilitation,
formerly of Fifth Street, died Tuesday.
Born Jan. 12, 1907, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late
Richard Barns and Barbara E. Brown Elder and the widow of Stanley J. Long.
Survivors include two nieces, Ruth Wilson and Hazel L. Cross, both
of Junction City; and five nephews, Hubert, Richard, Clysten and Leslie
Elder, all of Junction City, and Melvin Elder of Burgin.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Cemetery, Louisville, by
the Rev. Larry Gardner.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.
Eva J. Coleman
WAYNESBURG - Services for Eva J. Coleman, 94, of Kings Mountain, will
be 1 p.m. Friday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Revs. David
Gambrel and Larry Horton.
She died Wednesday at Stanford House Nursing Home.
Born May 30, 1904, in Pulaski County, she was a daughter of the late
Jeremiah E. and Susan Meece Eads. She was a homemaker, a member of Green
River Pentecostal Church and the widow of George D. Coleman.
Survivors include three sons, Herbert Coleman of Kings Mountain, George
Coleman of Jackson, Miss., and Kenneth Coleman of Lexington; five daughters,
Nora Hasty of Auburndale, Fla., Verna Carrier of Waynesburg, Mary Jones
and Linda B. Kilby, both of Kings Mountain, and Pauline Davis of Stanford;
42 grandchildren; and several great-and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Troy Coleman.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
William E. Farmer
HARRODSBURG - Services for William Edward ``Bill'' Farmer, 54, of Burgin,
will be 1 p.m. Friday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Mark Williams.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville.
He died Wednesday at his home after an illness.
Born Jan. 28, 1944, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Chester
E. and Addie M. League Farmer. He was a self-employed truck driver, a Navy
veteran and a member of Magnolia Street Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie C. Aubrey Farmer; a son, Martin
E. Farmer of Lacanto, Fla.; a stepson, James M. Barnes of Burgin; two stepdaughters,
Judy Pinkston and Robin Brooks, both of Mercer County; a brother, Johnny
Farmer of Boyle County; three sisters, Jody Jeffries of Louisville, Cindy
Mason of Junction City, and Becky Wohner of Lincoln County; six step grandchildren;
and two step great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be David Strong, Mike Owens, Chad Pinkston, Dustin
Williams, Stanley Aubrey and Greg Derringer.
Honorary pallbearers are Ron Hungate and James Barnett.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Friday.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.
Obituaries Nov. 8, 1998
Ophelia Alford, 92, of Charleston Health Care Facility died Saturday
at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center after a long illness.
Born Jan. 1, 1906, in Burgin, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Clark
and Mary Copenhaver Thornton.
She was the widow of Theodore Alford, a stewardess at St. James AME
Church and attended Mercer County High School. She was a nurse's aide at
Ephraim McDowell Memorial Medical Center and also worked for Nelson Rhodes.
She was a member of the Kentucky Club and also worked for the Senior Citizens
Survivors include include a nephew, Ralph Smith of Danville and two
nieces, Priscilla Johnson and Mattie Smith, both of Junction City.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. James AME by the Rev. Everhart
Walker. Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be officers of St. James AME.
Visitation will be Monday until time of service at the church.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Garnet G. Coyle
SPRINGFIELD - Garnet Gray Coyle, 82, of Springfield, died Saturday
at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
Born April 21, 1916, in Washington County, he was a son of the late
W.E. and Mattie Gray Coyle.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, a 1934 graduate of Perryville
High School and a Centre Collge graduate. He was Sunday school teacher
at Springfield Baptist Church, a member of the Masonic No. 50 and a member
of the Springfield Lions Club. He was also a former Springfield city councilman
and a partner in the Springfield Motor Company. He also served as chairman
of the board of the Springfield Housing Authority.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Logsdon Coyle; a son, Gary Coyle
of Lexington; a daughter, Sandra Owens of Lebanon, a sister, Marie Elliot
of Springfield; two brothers, Cleo and Elmer Coyle, both of Springfield;
three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Carey and Son Funeral Home by
the Revs. Robert Oldham and Lonnie Bradley. Burial will be in the Beech
Pallbearers will be Dougie Blandford, Joe Allen, Danny and Johnny Carpenter,
David Logsdon, Jerry Goode and Terry Coyle.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today.
WAYNESBURG - Golden Estep, 88, of Waynesburg died Saturday at Veteran's
Hospital in Lexington.
Born Oct. 17, 1910, in Clay County, he was a son of the late Jim and
Susie Blair Estep.
He was a retired farmer and the widower of Mabel Eades Estep. He was
a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a
son, Bud Estep, and a daughter, Wanda Estep.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Estep of Perryville and Johnny
Estep of Waynesburg; one brother, Bob Estep of Waynesburg; four grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Double Springs Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thelma M. Gilpin
STANFORD - Thelma Mae Gilpin, 92, of Stanford House, formerly of Neals
Creek Road, died Friday.
Born March 14, 1906, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the
late Eugene and Ida Farmer Hutchison. She was the former owner and operator
of Spears Grocery and a homemaker. She was a member of Neals Creek Methodist
Church. She was the wife of Elvin Gilpin of Stanford.
She was preceded in death by a husband, Clyde Spears; a son, Donald
Spears; and a daughter, Maxine Spears.
Survivors include three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home by the
Rev. Gary Yocum. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerry and Joshua Ramsey, Ronnie Sims, Vernon Douglas,
Lonnie Maples, David and Clinton Sims.
Visitation will be after 1:30 p.m. today until time of service.
William G. Goodin
MORELAND - William Green Goodin, 94, of Stanford died Friday at Ephraim
McDowell Memorial Medical Center.
Born Aug. 21, 1904, in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late Fountain
and Cordelia Boyd Goodin.
He was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Amanda
He is survived by his wife, Regina Bray Goodin.
Additional survivors include six sons, Paul and Lonnie Goodin, both
of Danville, Wade Goodin of Taylorsville, Ind., Robert Goodin of Hayes,
Kansas, and James and Johnnie Goodin, both of Stanford; two daughters,
Elva Fitzpatrick of Indianapolis, and Blyth Burdine of Edinburg, Ind.;
21 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Worldstown Church of God in Junction
City by the Rev. Wendall Douglas. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery
in Pulaski County.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Randy, James Jr. and Micheal Goodin, Kelly and
Larry Burchett and Michael Sparkman.
Honorary pallbearers are Jeremy and Jeffrey Goodin.
John F. Bruce
Services for John Franklin ``Frank'' Bruce, 75, of Holliday Drive will
be 11 a.m. Monday at the Wilson Chapel AME. Burial will be in the Parksville
He died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 8, 1923, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Sally
Marshall and London Bruce. He was a retired presser for Rainbow Cleaners
and a member of Wilson Chapel AME. He was the widower of Minnie Cooper
Survivors include a step-daughter, Nancy Coulter of Danville; a brother,
Samual Bruce of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Alma Overton of Cleveland, Ohio;
and several nephews and neices.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home.
Obituaries Nov. 9, 1998
Charles F. Batterton
PLEASUREVILLE - Charles Forest Batterton, 83, of Harrodsburg, formerly
of Pleasureville, died Saturday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
He was a son of the late James M. and Levia James Batterton, a member
of Eminence Christian Church and was employed as a mail distributor. He
was the widower of Lois Allen Stivers.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Perry of Perryville; a son, Keith
Batterton of Harrodsburg; a sister, Edith Raisor of Eminence; and five
Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Scholar Funeral Home by
the Rev. Brian Nieman. Burial will be in Eminence Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Hillis Batterton, John James, Billy, Henry and Charlie
Raisor and Rodney Young.
Memorials may go to Alzheimer's Association.
Larry W. Patterson
LANCASTER - Larry Wayne Patterson, 37, of Cowden Court, died Saturday
at 203 Copper Creek Road as the result of a gunshot wound.
Born July 8, 1961, in Casey County, he was a son of Cash and Jewell
Patterson of Stanford. He was a self-employed carpenter, and attended Hyattsville
Survivors include his wife, Amie Patterson; a son, Nicholas Patterson
of Perryville; two daughters, Katie Patterson of Lawrenceburg and Mary
Ellen Patterson of Lancaster; a stepdaughter, Allissa Santoro of Lancaster;
three brothers, Stephen Patterson, Gregory Patterson and Ricky Patterson,
all of Stanford; two sisters, Beverly C. Brock of Moreland and Lisa A.
Newcomb of Danville.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs.
Everett Priddy, Bill Hawkins and Mel Bonner. Burial will be in Paint Lick
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Duke O. Gooch
WAYNESBURG - Services for Duke Opal Gooch, 78, of Eubank, were scheduled
for 11 a.m. today at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Cecil
Roundtree. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.
He died Saturday at his home.
Born April 25, 1920 in Pulaski County, he was a son of the late Clyde
F. and Versie M. Reynolds Gooch. He was a cattleman, a member of Liberty
Baptist Church and the widower of Lillian Cummins Gooch.
Survivors include two sons, Lonnie Gooch of Eubank and Larry Gooch
of Crab Orchard; three daughters, Gina Eubank and Tammy Todd, both of Eubank,
and Rhonda Brown of Crab Orchard; two brothers, Hobert Gooch of Columbus,
Ohio, and Oris Gooch of Woodstock; two sisters, Verla Hamilton of Louisville
and Nola McClure of Willailla; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Nathan Eubank, Tommy Gooch, Derek Todd, Danny Bullock,
Winfred Cummins and Steve Hawkins.
Barbara L. Riggs
MORELAND - Services for Barbara Louise Cutter Riggs, 55, of Stanford,
will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Norman Mullins.
Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
She died Friday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born Jan 13, 1943, in Casey County, she was a daughter of Walter Cutter
of Parksville and Laura Southerland Wilson of Danville. She was a seamstress
at Pioneer Curtains in Danville.
Other survivors include her husband, Carlos Riggs; two daughters, Angela
Swift and Christina Gastineau, both of Stanford; two sons, Kevin Lynn and
Shane Lynn, both of Lancaster; two brothers, Tommy J. Cutter of Richmond
and Allen Cutter of Topeka, Kan.; two sisters, Thelma Denham of Danville
and Shirley Bachelor of Lexington.
Pallbearers will be Doug and Jeff Denham, Mike Edwards, Lonnie Spears,
Mike Bachelor and George Andre.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.
Lora H. Woody
LIBERTY - Services for Lora Hazel Woody, 82, of Adair County, were
scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be
in Hiter Cemetery.
She died Saturday at the Russell County Hospital.
Born Dec. 4, 1914, in Adair County, she was a daughter of the late
Aaron and Mattie Caldwell Cheek. She was a homemaker, a member of Sanders
Chapel Separate Baptist Church and the widow of Ray H. Woody.
Survivors include a daughter, Rosetta Mills of Campbellsville; a son,
Larry Woody of Pellyton; a brother, Leonard Cheek of Louisville; five sisters,
Ethel Barnett of Cincinnati, Ohio; Bonnie Grant and Vena McQueary, both
of Columbia; Opal McQueary and Pauline Patton, both of Campbellsville;
five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Woody.
Obituaries Nov. 10, 1998
Jessie A. McCormack
Jessie A. McCormack, 83, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Boyle County,
died Monday in Cincinnati.
Born Feb. 20, 1915, in Rockcastle County, she was a daughter of the
late Albert and Mary Wardlow Owens. She was a homemaker and the widow of
Survivors include three sons, Charles E.``Blue John'' McCormack of
Liberty, Tad McCormack of Cincinnati and Robert L. McCormack of Perryville;
six daughters, Dorothy Douglas and Patricia Ruff, both of Cincinnati, Henrietta
Johnson and Thelma Johnson, both of Norwood, Ohio, Louise Bryson of Crab
Orchard, and Wanda ``Penny'' Moses of Florida; 23 grandchildren; and many
great- and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter,
Nina G. McCormack, and a son, Warren H. McCormack.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev.
John D. Lane. Burial will be in Robert Freedom Cemetery, Rockcastle County.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
William R. Wooldridge
William Ronald ``Ronnie'' Wooldridge, 72, of Lancaster Road, died Monday
at his home.
Born Dec. 27, 1925, in Hustonville, he was a son of the late Jess and
Mattie Ellis Wooldridge. He was a retired farmer, a member of Franklin
Lodge 28 F&AM, and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Sally A. Bugg Wooldridge; two sisters,
Emmalene Merriman of Lexington and Betty J. Hearl of Columbus, Ohio; two
brothers, Johnny Wooldridge of Atlanta, Ga., and Bobby Wooldridge of Danville.
He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Wooldridge.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by
the Rev. Dale Denton. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Richard Calhoun, Steve and Donald Wooldridge, Chuck
Bugg, Johnny Bailey, Glen Fazz and Wendell Lawrence.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.
Stella M. Goodknow
HARRODSBURG - Services for Stella Mae Goodknow, 97, of Greenwood Drive,
will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. David Collier
and Ken Calia. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She died Sunday at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor.
Born Jan. 19, 1901, in Washington County, she was a daughter of the
late Squire and Ida Mae Freeman Masters. She was a widow of William P.
Goodknow. She had been a Washington County teacher and retired from the
Harrodsburg Police Department after 12 years as clerk. She was a member
of Bohon Road Baptist Church and a graduate of Western Kentucky University.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Pearson and Donna F. Gowins, both
of Harrodsburg; a sister, Faye Carey of Mackville; six grandchildren; and
Pallbearers will be Ronald ``Lil Jack'' Pearson, Cliff Lister, Gary
Perkins, James Holiday, A.E. Goodlett and Earl Dunlap.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Larry W. Patterson
LANCASTER - Services for Larry Wayne Patterson, 37, of Cowden Court,
will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. Everett Priddy,
Bill Hawkins and Mel Bonner. Burial will be in Paint Lick Cemetery.
He died Saturday from a gunshot wound.
Pallbearers will be Stephen, Gregory and Ricky Patterson, Mark and
Don Martin, Billy Broadus and Robert Kelly.
Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Wade, Rusty Lucas, Nick Gilbert, Billy
Cress, Bud Hooker, Roy Sebastian, Shane McQuerry and Jason Accord.
He died Saturday at as the result of a gunshot wound.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today.
Obituaries Nov. 11, 1998
Nathan E. Honaker
PERRYVILLE - Nathan E. Honaker, 83, of Lebanon Road, Parksville, died
Tuesday at Rose Manor Health Care Facility, Lexington.
Born April 27, 1915, in Honaker Va., he was a son of the late Walter
and Susie Miller Honaker. He was a retired self-employed truck driver and
farmer, a member of Parksville Baptist Church, and the widower of Margaret
Dean Honaker and Grace Baugh Honaker.
Survivors include six daughters, Lenora Adams of Louisville, Dolly
Payne of Danville, Carolyn Clark of Mitchellsburg, Alice Elkins and Janice
Satterly, both of Stanford, and Carol Wilson of Junction City; six sons,
Allen Honaker of Danville, Herman Honaker of Louisville, Kenneth Honaker
of Pass Christian, Miss., Arnold Honaker of Stanford, Frebert and Ned Honaker,
both of Mitchellsburg; two sisters, Clara King of Chester, Pa., and Thelma
Baugh of Danville; a brother, Melvin Honaker of Lexington; 23 grandchildren;
and 24 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wilder Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Parksville Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may go to Rose Manor recreation fund, c/o Rose Manor Health
Care Facility, 3057 Cleveland Road, Lexington.
Thomas L. Hensley
LOUISVILLE - Thomas L. Hensley, 51, of Prospect, died Friday near Cody,
Wyo., of an apparent heart attack.
Born in Harlan County, he was a son of Thomas H. Hensley of Ewing and
Mary Lou Hensley of Harlan. He was owner, president and chief executive
officer of Druther's Systems Inc., and had been president and chief executive
officer of Dairy Queen Corporate Stores. He was a graduate of Centre College
where he served on the board of trustees and alumni board. He was an original
member of the Pritchard Committee for Academic Excellence and served as
vice chairman. He also served on the boards of the Kentucky Higher Education
Assistance Authority, the Kentucky Education Foundation and Kentucky Easter
Seals. He was a charter member and past president of George Rogers Clark
Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Other survivors include his wife, Sandy Hensley; a daughter, Mollie
H. Steiner of Crestwood; a son, John C. Hensley of Prospect; a stepdaughter,
Tammy Jones of Prospect; a stepson, Scott Jones of Glasgow; two sisters,
Anne Hensley of Lynch and Evelyn Walz of Great Falls, Mont.; and two grandchildren.
Services were scheduled this morning at St. Frances in the Fields Episcopal
Memorials may go to Centre College or the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation,
2291 West Broadway, P.O. Box 8249, Missoula, Mont., 57807-8249.
Information courtesy of Stith Funeral Home.
James T. Brown
LIBERTY - James Thomas Brown, 75, of Salvisa, formerly of Liberty,
died Tuesday at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 25, 1923, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Walter
and Minnie Whitis Brown.
Survivors include three sisters, Mary Randolph of Fairfield, Ohio,
Lottie Hall of Montana, and Ethel Knight of Salvisa; three brothers, Roscoe
Brown and Virgil Brown, both of Salvisa, and Johnny Brown of Bethelridge.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the
Revs. Clifford Dehart and Byron Jessup. Burial will be in South Fork Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday.
Jessie A. McCormack
Services for Jessie A. McCormack, 83, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly
of Boyle County, were this morning at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. John
D. Lane. Burial will be in Robert Freedom Cemetery, Rockcastle County.
He died Monday in Cincinnati.
Pallbearers are Robert McCormack, David Johnson, Chris Johnson, Cecil
Burger, Matt Sears and Frankie Johnson.
William R. Wooldridge
Services for William Ronald ``Ronnie'' Wooldridge, 72, of Lancaster
Road, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by
the Rev. Dale Denton. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
He died Monday at his home.
He was a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church and also was survived
by a sister, Betty J. Herald. (This information was incorrect Tuesday.)
Pallbearers will be Richard Calhoun, Steve and Donald Wooldridge, Jeff
Martin, Chuck Bugg, Johnny Bailey, Glen Fazz and Wendell Lawrence.
Larry G. Crowe
MORELAND - Services for Larry Gene Crowe, 44, of Moreland, will be
2 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Norris McCawley.
Burial will be Hustonville Cemetery.
He died Monday at Casey County Hospital.
Born April 22, 1954, in Lincoln County, he was a son of Laura Griffin
Crowe of Moreland the late Willie Crowe. He was an employee of Wofford-Wethington
Survivors include a brother, Jesse Crowe of Moreland; five sisters,
Bonnie Singleton of Danville, Evelyn Rousey and Shirley Martin, both of
Hustonville, Juanita Lay of Dayton, Ohio, and Connie Johnson of Perryville.
Pallbearers will be James and Randy Rousey, Brian Caldwell, Tim Martin,
Ronnie Davis and Robert Cummins.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.