Obituaries August 25, 1996
Garry L. Gosser
LIBERTY - Garry Leon Gosser, 43, of Liberty Route 5 died Friday at
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset, after a long illness. Born
Sept. 4, 1952, in Somerset, he was a son of Horace Gosser of Liberty and
the late Julian Clements Gosser. He was a retired employee of the state
Department of Highways and a retired farmer. He was a member of Poplar
Springs Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Lena Lynn
Gosser; three daughters, Julia Mae Gosser, Leanna Rose Gosser and Bethany
Susan Gosser, all of Liberty; three brothers, Stephen Gosser of Hustonville,
Jeffrey Gosser of Covington and Timothy Gosser of Dunnville; and a sister,
Norma Blevins of Liberty. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Poplar
Springs Baptist Church by Kenny Blevins and C.B. Carman. Burial will be
in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dean Withers, Billy Marples,
Joe Gillock, Frankie Singleton, Johnny Maupin and Hollis Baldock. Visitation
is after 8 a.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home.
Jewell D. Phelps
SOMERSET - Jewell D. "Scoop" Phelps, 76, of Burgin, formerly of Somerset,
died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, after a short illness.
Born Feb. 28, 1920, in Somerset, he was the son of the late Roswell and
Flossie Abbott Phelps. He was the widower of Opal Lee Hudson Phelps. He
was a retired traffic manager for Eagle Truck Lines, a retired Army captain
and veteran of World War II, a former member of Science Hill Town Council
and a member of Northside Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday school
teacher for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Loretta Yeary of
Burgin; a half-sister, Myrna Phelps of Nancy; and a granddaughter. A graveside
service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Science Hill Cemetery by the Rev.
David Aker. Visitation is from 3-6 p.m. today at Pulaski Funeral Home.
Obituaries August 26, 1996
Wes Garr, 77, of Russell Street died Sunday at home after a short illness.
He was the husband of Hester Garr. Arrangements are incomplete at Smith-Jackson
Sarah G. Martin
Sarah Gaddis Martin, 99, of East Grubbs Lane, Junction City, died Sunday
at home. Born Oct. 22, 1896, she was a daughter of the late John and Susan
Gaddis and the widow of Albert Martin. She was a homemaker and member of
Pleasant Run Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Jean Goings
of Junction City; a son, Sterling Martin of Hubbard, Ohio; one grandchild;
four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services
will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev.
Arlis Luttrell. Burial will be in Moreland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be
Anthony Southworth, David D. Bodner, Dudley and Eugene Hardin, Mack Gaddis,
Robert Funkhouser and Steve Wesley. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Dorothy P. Adams
LIBERTY - Dorothy P. Adams, 72, of Lincoln, Ill., died Saturday at
Bartmann Health Care Center. Born July 21, 1924, in Casey County, she was
a daughter of the late John and Sarah Sweeney Bryant. She was a retired
cook. Survivors include two sons, Willis and Larry Adams, both of Lincoln,
Ill.; two daughters, Shirley Pesnell of Loretta, Tenn., and Judy Adams
of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Roscoe Bryant of Quincy, Ill; seven grandchildren;
five step grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services
will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brush Creek Cemetery in Casey County
by the Rev. Greg Powell. Bartle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ethel M. Beckett
HARRODSBURG - Ethel Mae Beckett, 72, of Carson Court died Sunday at
Harrodsburg Health Care Manor. Born Jan. 2, 1924, in Spencer County, she
was a daughter of the late Harry Bryan and Ethel Runner Lefler. She was
the widow of George Beckett. She was a member of Ellers Memorial Baptist
Church and a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Gregory Giles of
Shelby County, William Giles of Marlin, Texas, and Anthony Giles of Harrodsburg;
five daughters, Barbara Beasley of Lawrenceburg, Judy Robinson of Mercer
County, Ann Quire of Frankfort, Theresa Mills of Shivley and Cynthia Monford
of Jefferson County; two brothers, Harry B. Lefler of Frankfort and Virgil
Frank Lefler of Stamping Grounds; a sister, Dorothy Clark of Waddy; 21
grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be held 2 p.m.
Tuesday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Kenneth Whitehouse.
Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie, Homer,
Mark, Keith and David Robinson, Jerry Herane and John Lefler. Visitation
is 6-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Walter L. Holt
LIBERTY - Walter Lee Holt, 64, of Liberty Route 4 died Sunday at the
home of his daughter. Born March 26, 1932 in Casey County, he was a son
of the late Jesse James and Gertie Durham Holt. He was a farmer. Survivors
include two daughters, Deborah C. Stokley and Angel Holt, both of Liberty;
two sons, Walter R. Holt of Brocton, N.Y., and Carl Holt of Chattanooga,
Tenn.; two sisters, Helen Rodgers of Liberty and Ruth Miller of Lexington;
and seven grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bartle
Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Ryan. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Robert E. Nelson
HARRODSBURG - Robert E. Nelson, 63, of Bohon Road died Saturday at
Haggin Memorial Hospital of an apparent heart attack. Born July 24, 1933,
in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a son of Geraldine Nellis Shinners of Harrodsburg
and the late Alexander Nelson. He was a retired teacher with Anderson County
School System, and a member of Kentucky Retired Teacher Association and
Mercer County Retired Teacher Association. He served on the Advisory Council
of Fox Creek Rural Electric, was a member of Mercer County Farm Bureau
and was an Army veteran. He belonged to Harrodsburg Christian Church and
served as a deacon. Additional survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Keller
Nelson; two daughters, Jill Ritchie and Robin Montgomery, both of Mercer
County; a sister, Elizabeth Jane Nelson Jelliss of Painted Post, N.Y.;
and a grandchild. Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harrodsburg Christian
Church by the Rev. David Hartman. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dwight Yankey, Bill Burgin, Jeff Noel, Greg Hydes,
Steve Wilson and Charlie Terry. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. today and 7
a.m.-noon Tuesday at McClellan Funeral Home. Memorials may go to the Heart
Association or Harrodsburg Christian Church.
Obituaries August 27, 1996
Herbert J. Cundiff
LIBERTY - Herbert Jack Cundiff, 76, of Liberty Route 2, died today
at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington. He was the husband
of Loraine Carmicle Cundiff. Arrangements are incomplete at Bartle Funeral
Wayne G. Noland
MORELAND - Wayne Gordon Noland, 55, of Moreland, died Monday at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. Born June 15, 1941, in Woodford
County, he was a son of Elizabeth Harper Noland of Crab Orchard and the
late Phillip Noland. He was a repairman for GTE for 32 years and a member
of Moreland United Methodist Church. Additional survivors include his wife,
Carolyn Henson Noland; a daughter, Christi Noland, at home; two sons, Wayne
Noland Jr. of Junction City and David Noland of Hustonville; two sisters,
Robin Harris of Stanford and Sherry Irvin of Crab Orchard; and five grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev.
Wayne Watts. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be
Michael Payton, Wayne Noland Jr., David Noland, Jason Austin Jr., Shelby
Reed, Elwood Randolph, J.W. Lynn and Bruce Smith. Honorary pallbearers
are Connie Barber, Neil Reed, co-workers at GTE and many friends. Visitation
will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Services for Wes Garr, 78, of Russell Street will be held 1 p.m. Thursday
at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Hill. Burial will be
in Hilldale Cemetery. He died Monday at home after a short illness. Born
Nov. 5, 1917, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Eugene and Frances
Garr. He was a retired employee of Gwinn Island Fishing Camp and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Hester Garr; and a sister, Maydonia Chandler
of Lexington. Visitation is noon Thursday until time of service.
Jearles E. Moddrelle
Services for Jearles "Jerry" Edward Moddrelle, 59, of Gravel Switch,
will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Gavin Meek.
Burial with military rites will be in Bellevue Cemetery. He died Sunday
at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 3, 1936, in Danville,
he was a son of the late Ellis and Annis Ellis Moddrelle. He was retired
from the Air Force, a member of Franklin Lodge F&AM 28, American Legion
Post 46, Scottish Rite, and United Presbyterian Church, Lebanon. Survivors
include his wife, Patricia Roseberry Moddrelle; three sons, David Moddrelle
of Reno, Nev., Edward Moddrelle of Utah, and Stacey Moddrelle of Calif.;
a brother, James Moddrelle of Lexington; a stepson, Mark Roseberry of Hospkinsville,
and two stepdaughters, Jane Cook and Ellen Jennings, both of Lexington.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Davidson, Horace Tarkington, Johnny B. Miller,
Mike Miller, Joe Blandford, and Eugene Sowder. Honorary pallbearers are
Jimmy Neikirk and Donald Spoonamore. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today with
a Masonic service at 8 p.m. and after 1 p.m. Wednesday until time of service.
Obituaries August 29, 1996
Gwen M. Woodrow
Gwen M. Woodrow, 85, of Silverbrook Drive, a former Danville teacher,
died Wednesday at home.
Born Dec. 14, 1910, in Enid, Okla., she was a daughter of the late
George and Fern VanDriel and the widow of Leon E. Woodrow. She was a retired
school teacher who taught in the Danville system for 40 years. She was
a member of First Christian Church and Lair Circle, St. Asaph Chapter Daughters
of the American Revolution, and Chapter I PEO Sisterhood. She was a founding
member of the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society, a member of Danville
Branch of American Association of University Women and Boyle County Retired
Teacher Association. She also was a former Girl Scout leader, Salvation
Army Board member and member of Danville Garden Club.
Survivors include a son, Van L. Woodrow of Danville; a daughter, Judy
W. Wethington of Lexington; three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home
by the Revs. Ivan Shelburne and Caroline Bloomfield. Burial will be in
Pallbearers will be Tommy Sellers, Rich Moon, Kennan Wethington, Keith
Doane, Herb McQuire and John Camenisch.
Honorary pallbearers are George Grider, Bill Kemper, James Sheehan,
E.G. Guttery, Dr. Daniel Moran, Frank Ullrich, O.N. Sellers, and Perry
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to American Diabetes Association or favorite charity.
Obituaries August 30, 1996
STANFORD - James C. Harris, 82, former Lincoln County sheriff and Stanford
mayor, died Friday at his home, 110 Oakwood Drive.
The city's reservoir was named in his honor because the effort to build
the 326-million-gallon lake started during his term as mayor. The lake
was dedicated in 1990.
Harris was appointed mayor in July 1980 to fill an unexpired term.
Then he was elected in 1981 and served until December 1985. When he was
appointed, he gave his philosophy about being in public service. ``I always
like to lay my cards on the table face-up. Then there's no misunderstanding
afterwards,'' he said.
He was Lincoln County sheriff from 1959-62 and 1967-70.
"He did an outstanding job with the city," said current Mayor Jack
Withrow, who was on the City Council when Harris was mayor. "He was a really
fine man. I really enjoyed working with him."
John Sims, former county judge-executive, was sheriff when Harris was
mayor. ``He was one of Lincoln County's better citizens. He was very active
in a lot of things,'' Sims said. ``He was a super nice guy.''
Born Feb. 20, 1914, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late James
Anderson and Jennie Pepples Harris. He was a farmer and had been active
in the Lincoln County Farm Bureau, the Democratic Party and had served
on the Lincoln County Fair Board. He was a member of Stanford Christian
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Campbell Harris; a son, James Reuben
Harris of Stanford; three daughters, Martha Harris Bastin of Tallahassee,
Fla., Jane Harris Saufley of Danville and Linda Harris Best of Lexington;
eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev.
Jim Linn. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials are suggested to Heritage Hospice of Danville.
Tye L. Hurt
NEW ALBANY - Tye Logan Hurt, 83, formerly of Louisville, died August
22, at Green Valley Care Center.
Born March 8, 1913, in Lancaster, he was a son of the late Sale and
Mary H. Pollard Hurt. He was a self-employed businessman and a member of
Unity Church, Louisville.
Survivors include three daughters, Helen Berger of Louisville, Mayme
Scharrer of Corydon, Ind., and Ruth Scharrer of Clarksville, Ind.; two
stepsons, Paul Burnfin of Brandenburg; and Michael Burnfin of Tallahassee,
Fla.; two sisters, Myrtle Sebastian of Lancaster and Peachie Mae Montgomery
of Danville; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by a son, James Hurt.
Services were held Saturday at Seabrook Dieckmann and Naville Funeral
Home by the Rev. Ray Houser. Burial was in Graceland Memorial Park.
Mary P. Johns
LIBERTY - Mary Paschal Johns, 81, of Liberty Manor Apartments, died
Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 22, 1914, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Ambrose and Mary Wethington. She was a retired waitress, and a member of
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Clementsville. She was the widow of Hershel
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Bernard Catholic Church by
the Rev. Joseph Hall. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Frankfort,
Visitation will be held after 5 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. prayer service
at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
STANFORD - Nora Patrick, 80, of Ridgeway Road, died Thursday at Fort
Born March 26, 1916, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Ledford
and Ada Adams Siler. He was a retired employee of Cheney Paper Mill, Franklin,
Ohio, and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Franklin.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Frazier of Stanford; a stepdaughter,
Shelia Armstrong of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; a brother, Willie Lee Siler
of Marion, Ohio; two sisters, Jennie Johnson of Germantown, Ohio, and Christine
Broadus of West Carrolton, Ohio; and three step grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Eaton-Anderson Funeral
Home, Franklin, Ohio, by the Rev. James Stern. Burial will be in Springboro
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Friday also in Franklin.
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Obituaries September 1, 1996
Alvin V. Sims Jr.
Alvin Verice Sims Jr. was stillborn Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional
He was the son of Alvin and Angie Trent Sims of Route 1 Yosemite.
Additional survivors include a step-brother, R.J. Coffman of Yosemite;
a grandmother, Ora Lee Richie of Lexington; grandparents, Earl and Theresa
Trent of Junction City; a grandfather Larry Sims of Yosemite; and a grandmother,
Eva June Sims of Yosemite.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will
be in the Salyers Cemetery in Casey County.
Visitation is after 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Ruby C. Gaines
MORELAND - Ruby W. Crawford Gaines, 75, of Bonta Lane, Junction City,
died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville, after
Born Nov. 9, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Will and Louan
Crawford. She was a member of the Nazarene church and had been employed
by Kentucky State Hospital until she retired. She was predeceased by a
son, Howard Crawford "H.C." Gaines and a daughter, Patricia Wilson.
Survivors include her husband, Howard W. Gaines; a son, Tom Gaines
of Lawrenceburg; two daughters, Hallie Graham of Danville and Barbara Sheperson
of Perryville; a brother, James Crawford of Stanford; 15 grandchildren;
and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home
by the Lts. Stephen and Shelley Hood and the Rev. John Lane. Burial will
be in Junction City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dale and Bryan Sheperson; Greg, Shawn and Kevin
Gaines and Jimmy Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Rice Crawford, Barnell Vanhook,
Ernest Neal, Shirley Lynn and Anna Lutes.
Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army or a favorite charity.
Sarah B. Helm
LIBERTY - Sarah Bell Helm, 79, of Russell Springs, formerly of Liberty,
died Friday in Russell Springs.
Born Dec. 13, 1915, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
William and Effie Clements Lee. She was a homemaker. She was the widow
of Hershel Helm.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Burton and Anna Helm, both of
Russell Springs; three sons, William C. Helm of Greensburg, Leonard Helm
of Columbia and Carol Dale Helm of Liberty; two brothers, Ed Lee and Howard
Lee, both of Liberty; and three sisters, Adell Garrett of Liberty, Lovie
Wethington of Clementsville and Mabel Eads of Indiana; six grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by George
Hancock. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.
Martha P. Reid
MORELAND - Martha ``Sue'' Patton Reid, 80, of Hustonville died Friday
at Liberty Care Manor in Liberty.
Born March 17, 1916, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late
William M. and Charlotte Helms Patton. She and her late husband, Merrell
M. Reid, had operated a general store in Hustonville for 40 years. She
belonged to Antioch Christian Church in Liberty.
Survivors include a sister, Rosie M. Yoder of Shelbyville, Ind.; and
a brother, Charles Patton of Hope, Ind.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home
by the Rev. Paul W. Patton. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.
Leola F. Terry
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Leola Frances Terry, 86, of Massachusetts, formerly
of Perryville, died Tuesday in Marlborough, Mass.
She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry
F. Terry, and a son, John F. Terry.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary G. Boyd of Framingham; two grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Monday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown by
Rev. Archie Allison. Burial will be in Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 488 Boston Post
Road, Marlborough, Mass. 01752.
William L. Coffman
LIBERTY - Funeral services for William Luel Coffman, 75, of Liberty
Route 8, will be 2 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home by Rev. Vernon Blakey.
Burial will be in Peavey Cemetery with military rites by Casey County Funeral
He died Thursday at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 29, 1920, in Casey County. He was a son of the late Oscar
and Edna Peavey Coffman. He was a retired farmer, U.S. Army Veteran of
World War II and a member of the pleasant Grove Separate Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Hicks Coffman; five daughters, Betty
Wilkerson of Windsor, Kathy Brown of Yosemite, Connie Brown and Carolyn
McKinney, both of Liberty, and Judy Wood of Campbellsville; two sons, Jerry
and Archie Coffman, both of Liberty; one brother, Herbert Coffman of Liberty;
one sister, Agatha Warner of Liberty; and 11 grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Gregory, Geoffrey, Jonathan and Lance Brown, Andrew
McKinney, and Irvin Miller.
Visitation is after 8 a.m. today.
James C. Harris
STANFORD - Funeral services for James C. Harris, 82, former Lincoln
County sheriff and Stanford mayor, will be 2 p.m. today at Fox Funeral
Home by Rev. Jim Linn. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Friday at his home.
Pallbearers are Mac and Noel McCulley, Craig Maffet, James Austin Ballard,
Dick Cooper and Eddie King Mercer.
Honorary pallbearers are Ambrose Givens, Zack, Short and George Saufley,
Mary Rebecca Embry, George O. Spoonamore, Mrs. Rowan Saufley, Mrs. Sam
Bell, Joe Murphy, Johnny Baughman, John Baughman, Ray Bertram, Emory Wilson,
Alfred Pence Sr., Jack Bright, Sheila Kidd, Jane McGuffey, Tim Whitis,
Shelby Reed, Walter Reed, Ben Gaines, Tommy Baughman, David Scott, Steve
Dixon, Fred Wyler, Bob Noe, Walter Noe, Fox Spoonamore, Arch Walker, David
Pettus, Jack Portwood, John Armstrong, David Downey, Bill Frazier, Randy
Leach, E.C. Baker, George Naylor, Charles and Dan Harmon, Joe Howell, Scotty
Vanderpool, Tom Austin, Guy Hart, Johnny Pigg, Ed Gooch, Larry Nunemaker
and J.B. Holtzclaw.
Obituaries September 3, 1996
Helen A. Bollman
Helen Ann Bollman, 99, East Secretariat Drive, died today at James
B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg.
Born March 18, 1897, in Chicago, Ill., she was a daughter of the late
William and Lena Bartles Fanslow. She was a homemaker and the widow of
Survivors include two sons, Robert E. Bollman and Walter C. Bollman,
both of Danville; a daughter, Elaine Bollman Hall of Chino, Calif.; a sister,
Evelyn Hall of N. Hollywood, Calif.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to Salvation Army or a favorite charity.
Flossie T. Brown
PERRYVILLE - Flossie Taylor Brown, 83, of Lebanon Road, Danville, died
Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 15, 1913, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late
Herman and Sarah Sutherland Taylor. She was a homemaker, a farmer and a
member of Parksville Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Brown; two daughters, Lucille
Nevius and Darlene Moss, both of Danville; a sister, Mattie Shepperson
of Danville; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Billy Singleton, Luwell, Marlin, Dallas and Clifton
Taylor and Ersel Brown.
Honorary pallbearers are David Moss, Wayne Daugherty, Steve Brown,
Darrell Taylor, Roberta Estes and Dr. Finley Hendrickson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilder Funeral Home by
the Revs. Doug Sharon and Billy Singleton. Burial will be in Danville Memorial
Gardens. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Melvin C. Bugg
Melvin Campbell Bugg, 71, of Jean Drive died Monday at Ephraim McDowell
Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 16, 1925, in Perryville, he was a son of the late George
and Hope Lester Bugg. He was a retired employee of Corning Glass where
he worked for 39 years and was an employee of Timberland, shipping department.
He was a Mason, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of First
Baptist Church where he belonged to the Andrews Sunday School Class.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Elaine Bugg; a daughter, Sharon Elaine
Blair of Danville; a son, David Campbell Bugg of Louisville; and two grandchildren,
including Jessica Dawn Bugg whom he raised.
Pallbearers are Bob Funkhouser, C.W. Gay, Ed Godbey, Carroll Pixley,
Bobby Turpin, Hayden King and Harold Hendron.
Honorary pallbearers are Andrews Sunday School Class.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home
by the Rev. Tim Mathis.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to American Cancer Society.
William L. Guthrie
William Luther Guthrie, 86, of Hamilton Springs Road, Lancaster, died
Monday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington.
Born Oct. 5, 1909, in Botetort County, Va., he was a son of the late
William S. and Hattie Simmons Guthrie. He was a mill wright and a member
of Friendship Baptist Church in Appomattox, Va. He was a World War II Navy
veteran, and the widower of Sadie Daniel Guthrie.
Survivors include a stepson, Claud Mustian of Lancaster; a stepdaughter,
Dorothy Holt of Appomattox, Va.; several stepgrandchildren; and stepgreat-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Blandford Cemetery
in Petersburg, Va., by the Rev. Earnie Lucas.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home,
Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James E. Brown
MORELAND - James Earl Brown, 79, of Hustonville died Sunday at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born May 10, 1917, in Russell County, he was a son of George and Alice
Franklin Brown. He a retired farmer and a member of Friendship Baptist
Church in Casey County.
Survivors include a wife, Mae Griffin Brown; a son, Chester Brown of
Hustonville; three sisters, Loraine Kemmey, Irene Simpson and Edna Mae
Russell, all of Lexington; and two brothers, Estis Brown and Ezra Brown,
both of Tennessee.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home
by the Rev. Delas Earles. Burial will be in Maxey's Valley Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Louis J. Hall Jr.
STANFORD - Louis Jack Hall Jr., 60, of Deep Woods Road, died Monday.
He was the husband of Kathleen Hall. Arrangements are incomplete at Fox
James "Jiggs" Lancaster, 73, of Stanford House Nursing Home, died Monday
after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Smith-Jackson Funeral
Nellie S. Walls
STANFORD - Nellie Hogue Sims Walls, 84, of Hustonville died Saturday
at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 23, 1911, in Lincoln County , she was a daughter of the
late Luther Martin and Nannie Gooch Hogue. She was a retired housekeeper
with Fort Logan Hospital and a member of Green River Pentecostal Church.
She was the widow of Oscar Sims and John Raymond Walls.
Survivors include three sons, Joseph W. Walls of Hustonville, Larry
Dean Walls of Kings Mountain and James V. Sims of Stanford; a daughter,
Brenda Sue Walls of Hustonville; four sisters, Della Terry and Mayme Peek,
both of Kings Mountain, Ruby Roberts of Stanford and Tressie Shimmell of
Cleveland, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Hogue, David Peek, Norman Terry, Jimmy
Jones, Johnny Walls and Bill Smith.
Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Green River Pentecostal
Church by the Rev. Dorothy Grider. Burial is in New Salem Cemetery.
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James D. Yankey
HARRODSBURG - James Debo Yankey, 81, of Elizabeth Court died Monday
at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 3, 1915, in Washington County, he was a son of the late
J.D. and Isabell Yankey. He was a retired farmer and former state Transportation
Survivors include his wife, Lora Mae Gibson Yankey; three daughters,
Joetta Wickliffe, Brenda Noel and Patricia Devine, all of Harrodsburg;
three brothers, George Yankey of Louisville, Billy Yankey of Mackville
and Lowell Thomas Yankey of Cayman Islands; three sisters, Gladys Shewmaker
of Mackville, Dorothy Monroe of Danville and Mary Frances Moore of Harrodsburg;
six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Greg McCloud, Brad Noel, Kevin Devine, Johnny Callebs,
Pat Smith, Eugene Devine and Garland and Charles Yankey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Garnett and Marvin Gibson, Bobby Bottoms,
Bob Baker, Pete Anderson, Oran Key, Lee Russell, Marvin Best and Forrest
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Home
by the Rev. Mark Atherton. Burial will be in Peters Cemetery, Mackville.
Visitation after 5 p.m. today.
Alvin V. Sims Jr.
Services for Alvin Verice Sims Jr. were scheduled for 1 p.m. today
at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. John Rasel. Burial will be in Salyers
Cemetery, Casey County.
He was stillborn Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
He was the son of Alvin and Angie Trent Sims of Yosemite Route 1. Additional
survivors include grandparents Ora Lee Richie of Lexington, Earl and Theresa
Trent of Junction City, Larry Sims and Eva June Sims, both of Yosemite;
great-grandparents, Roy and Aretha Faye Sims of Kings Mountain, and Carlene
Love of Junction City; and a stepbrother, R.J. Coffman of Yosemite;
Pallbearers were Tracy Elliott, David Caron, Patrick Anderson and Steve