Obituaries Nov. 24, 1998
Tressie H. Rhodes
MORELAND - Tressie H. Rhodes, 67, of Stanford, died Monday at Hospice
of the Bluegrass Care Center, Lexington.
Born Nov. 27, 1930, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late
Guinn and Melinda Keesee Harshbarger. She was legal secretary for 44 years
and the widow of Harris C. Rhodes. She was a member of Calvary Hill Baptist
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Rhodes Bell of Stanford; and two
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Hill Baptist Church, Stanford,
by the Revs. Albert Griffin and David Gambrel. Burial will be in Buffalo
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today and noon Wednesday until time of
service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Ralston, Cecil Witt, Pat Peck, R.W. Gilbert,
Russell Brown and Hoover Godbey.
Honorary pallbearer is Cabell Frances.
W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may go to Gideons International, Hospice or a favorite charity.
Mary E. Eubank
SCIENCE HILL - Mary Belle Emerson Eubank, 91, of Eubank, died Sunday
at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 1, 1907, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
George T. and Artie L. Campbell Emerson. She was owner and operator of
Eubank Service Station, a member of Eubank Church of Christ and the widow
of Chester Eubank.
Survivors include a daughter, Maxine Martin of Eubank; four grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morris and Hislope Funeral Home
by Harold Carter. Burial will be in Eubank Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Lucy S. Lawhorn
LIBERTY - Lucy S. Lawhorn, 79, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Liberty,
died Sunday at her home.
Born April 23, 1919, in Black, Mo., she was a daughter of the late
Luther and Clara Lawhorn Lanham. She was a former member of the Order of
Eastern Star and the widow of Jack Lawhorn.
Survivors include three sons, Ray Pasmore and Chester and Gene Richardson;
a stepson, Euell Lawhorn; a stepdaughter, Shirley Lawhorn; two brothers,
Chester and John Lanham; a sister, Beulah Peevler; several grandchildren
She was preceded in death by a son, Donnie Richardson; and a stepson,
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Revs.
Clifford Dehart and Sam Warner. Burial will be in Trace Fork Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may go to charity.
Alger O. Ladd
DAWSON SPRINGS - Services for Alger Otis Ladd, 95, of Danville, will
be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Beshear Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rosedale
He died Monday at Harrodsburg Health Care Center. (The day of his death
was incorrect in Monday's paper.)
Jessie W. Adams
CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Jessie Willard Adams, 71, of Georgetown,
formerly of Waynesburg, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at McKnight-Martin Funeral
Home by the Rev. Cecil Roundtree. Burial will be in Mount Hebron Baptist
He died Saturday at Georgetown Community Hospital.
Pallbearers will be Heath Toney, Brian, Wayne and Ronnie Saylor, Stan
Petrey Jr. and Jonathan White.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today.
Paul R. Barker
LANCASTER - Services for Paul Ray Barker, 57, of Hamm Hill Road, were
scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Ramsey Funeral Home with burial in Lancaster
He died Sunday at his home.
Pallbearers are Ricky, Mike and Jeff Barker, John Montgomery, Eddie
Woods and Ryan Preston.
Honorary pallbearers are Frank Patterson, Joe Barker, J.O. Burkhead
and Gary Sparks.
WAYNESBURG - Services for Naomi Purdue, 82, of Hwy. 3276, will be 1
p.m. Wednesday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Stevens.
Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.
She died Sunday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today.
Obituaries Nov. 27, 1998
Amil J. Demrow
Amil Jake Demrow Jr., 75, of Arnold Towers, died Thursday at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 23, 1923, in Janesville, Wisc., he was a son of the late
Helen Johnston and Amil J. Demrow Sr. He was a retired cemetery sexton
and a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include four daughters, Betty Knight of Stanford, Becky Spears
of Hustonville, Bobbie Benton of Quantico, Va., and Bonnie Demrow of Waynesburg;
two sons, Butch Demrow of Fort Collins, Colo., and Bill Demrow of Waynesburg;
a sister, Nell Crosby of Janesville; a half brother, Robert Demrow of Janesville;
and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial
will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday.
Myrtle B. Anderson
CRAB ORCHARD - Myrtle Brown Anderson, 94, of Stanford House Nursing
Home, formerly of Star Avenue, Stanford, died Wednesday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born March 5, 1904, in Rockcastle County, she was a daughter of the
late Dan and Alice Southern Brown. She was a former employee of Palm Beach
Clothing Co., a member of Elk Creek Baptist Church and the widow of Ezra
Survivors include two daughters, Georgia Lincoln of San Diego, Calif.,
and Bee Salisbury of Tampa, Fla.; three sons, Jim Coldiron of Tucker, Ga.,
Henry Coldiron of Los Angeles, Calif., and Edward Coldiron of Middletown,
Ohio; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Matilda Coldiron.
Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at McKnight-Martin Funeral
Home by the Rev. Jim Coldiron. Burial will be in Providence Church of Christ
Cemetery, Rockcastle County.
Pallbearers were Howard Lincoln, Gary Choate and grandsons.
Memorials may go to Promise Village Home for Children, c/o Jim Coldiron,
Lindsey Center, 2690 Crooks Road, Suite 300, Troy Mich. 48084.
James L. Rynerson
HARRODSBURG - James Lillard Rynerson, 80, of Chicago, died there Saturday.
Born Sept. 27, 1918, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late James
L. and Ella Cunningham Reynerson. He was a retired teacher with the Chicago
Public Schools, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Salvisa
United Methodist Church, which his family helped establish. He was a member
of Audubon Society and The Nature Conservancy.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Norin Rynerson; a brother, Earl B.
Rynerson of Winchester; a sister, Annelle Wing of Harrodsburg.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home
by the Rev. Andrew Standridge. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Earl Rynerson Jr., Joseph Rynerson, James Rynerson
and Earl Rynerson Sr.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may go to The Nature Conservancy, Kentucky Chapter, Memorial
Fund, 642 West Main St., Lexington, 40508-2018.
Obituaries Nov. 29, 1998
Ethel C. Lawrence
Ethel C. Lawrence, 97, of Danville died Friday at Danville Center for
Health and Rehabilitation.
Born March 26, 1901, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late
Ben and Sudie Hawkins Clark. She was a retired teacher of the old Broadway
School and Jennie Rogers Elementary. She was an active member of the women's
association of the Presbyterian Church and the widow of James Reed Lawrence.
Survivors include a son, James Lawrence of Deatsville; two brothers,
Ralph Clark of Danville and James Clark of Sea Ford, Va.; four sisters,
Alice Dannecker of Middletown, Ohio, Dorothy Hoepfner of Tampa, Fla., Mattie
Mae Turner and Susan Ensslin, both of Danville; and several grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Thomas
Farmer. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to favorite charity.
Oliver ``Dooley'' Miller, 80, of Stanford died Friday at Fort Logan
Born April 7, 1918, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late George
and Mattie Simpson Miller. He was a retired employee of R.J. Reynolds and
an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Bethel AME Church.
Survivors include his wife, Olive Miller of Stanford; five daughters,
Wanda Bartleson of Somerset, Beverly Miller of Danville, Esther Miller,
Olivia Coffman and Danetta Miller, all of Stanford; three sons, Oliver
Jr., George and Gary Miller, all of Stanford, a sister, Velma Helm of Stanford,
23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Bethel AME Church in Boneyville by
the Rev. Price Mitchell. Burial will be in Simpson-Milton Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Lionel, Gerald, Brian, David and Germane Miller.
Honorary pallbearers are Cecil Ford, Henry Crawford, Charles Logan
and J.T. Gooch.
Vistitation will be after 6 p.m. today.
Maurice E. Collier
HARRODSBURG - Maurice E. Collier, 54, of Memphis, Ind., died Friday
at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind.
Born Oct. 28, 1944, in Mercer County, he was a son of Belve and Margaret
Peavler Collier of Cornishville. He was the owner of Maurice Collier Trucking
Inc. and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He was preceded in death
by a daughter, Dana Releford.
Additional survivors include a son, Christopher Collier of Lexington;
two brothers, Byron and Belve Collier, both of Harrodsburg, and a sister,
Beuna Grigsby of Harrodsburg.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home
by the Rev. James Harley. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service.
Dorothy M. Davenport
HARRODSBURG - Dorothy Mae Davenport, 93, of Salvisa died Friday at
Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 30, 1905, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late
William Harve and Emma McKinney Goodlett. She was a former employee of
Enro Shirt Co. in Louisville and a member of Kirkwood Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Wilma Hazelwood and Hazel Glancy,
both of Mercer County; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and
six great- great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev.
Ray Coates. Burial will be in Kirkwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today and until time of services Monday.
Pallbearers will be Doug, Allan, Brent and Perry Hazelwood, and Keith
and Gary Gritton.
Raymond J. Wieczorkowski
LIBERTY - Raymond J. Wieczorkowski, 73, of Bethelridge died Thursday
at Veteran's Administration Hospital in Lexington.
Born Aug. 22, 1925, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Marion
and Anna Wieczorkowski. He was a retired employee of International Harvester
and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Quinton Wieczorkowski; three step-sons,
Corky Roy of Stanton, Bobby Joe Roy of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Kenny Nichols
of Bethelridge; and several step-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the
Revs. Joseph Hall and David Eastham. Burial will be in Bethelridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 8 a.m. today until time of service.
Memorials may go to Bethelridge Methodist Church.
Stanley G. Sanders
Services for Stanley G. Sanders, 78, formerly of Stanford, will be
11 a.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Jeff Coleman.
Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Wednesday in Woodstock, Ga.
Born May 14, 1920, in Lancaster, he was a son of the late Samuel Boone
and Eva Jones Sanders. He was a retired crop duster, airport manager and
flight safety instructor for the state of Kentucky. He was a World War
II Army Air Corps veteran and a nominee to the 1998 Kentucky Aviation Hall
of Fame. He was a member of the McKendree Methodist Church and the widower
of Margaret Pittman Sanders.
Survivors include two sons, Stanley Sanders II of Laguna Beach, Calif.
and William Sanders of Woodstock, Ga.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Stuart Powell, Cecil Sanders, Bill Hammond, Tommy
Ensslin, Paul Playforth and George Gumbert.
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Samuel W. Clark
LANCASTER - Services for Samuel W. Clark, 84, of Lancaster, will be
1 p.m. Tuesday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Revs. Walter Arnold and Daryl
Hodge. Burial will be in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He died Thursday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born March 5, 1914, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Samuel
Walker and Laura Elizabeth Dyehouse Clark. He was a retired employee of
the Quaker Oats Company and a member of Lancaster Baptist Church. He was
the widower of Cinderella Blue Clark.
Survivors include three nieces, Katherine Cosby of Lancaster, Allene
Cormney of Richmond and Shelby Jean Lane of Danville; a nephew, Billy Williams
of Austin, Texas; a special friend, Edwina Bailey of Lancaster; three step
grandchildren, nine step great-grandchildren and 13 step great-great-grandchilren.
Pallbearers will be Billy Williams, Huston and Ben Cormney, Paul Tuggle,
Ricky Sparks and Gordon Deshon.
Honorary pallbearers are Orville Clark, Dave Middleton, George Ragan,
Shelton Moss, Fred Simpson Jr., Gordon Hasty and Bob Tudor.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Monday.
Amil J. Demrow
Services for Amil J. Demrow, 75, of Arnold Towers, will be 2 p.m. today
at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Tim Mathis. Burial will be in
Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford.
He died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be Neil Spears and Donnie Spears, Tony Carpenter,
Wes Crosby, Jim Alford and Larry Russell.
LIBERTY - Services for Pauline Goforth, 69, of Yosemite will be 2 p.m.
today at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Naylor. Burial will be in
Poplar Hill Cemetery.
She died Friday at her home.
Born Aug. 26, 1929 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Dewitt and Liza Patterson Raney. She was a housewife and a member of the
House of Prayer.
Survivors include her husband, Clifton Goforth; three sons, Roger Goforth
of Science Hill, Donnie and Darrell Goforth, both of Yosemite; a sister,
Charlotte Carman of Yosemite; three brothers, Joe Raney of Moreland, Gerald
Raney of Yosemite and Tyrone Raney of Liberty, four grandchildren and three
Pallbearers will be Johnny Douglas, Conrad and Gene Baldock, Brent,
Gary and Jerome Raney.
Visitation will be after 8 a.m. today.
MORELAND - Services for Robert ``Bob'' Hardin, 68, of Moreland, will
be 2 p.m. today at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Burl Coffman. Burial
will be in Moreland Cemetery.
He died Friday at Harrodsburg Health Care Center.
Born July 2, 1930, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Stanley
and Julie Gaddis Hardin. He was a farmer and a member of New Hope Baptist
Survivors include a brother, Eugene Hardin of Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Nelson Grubbs, Howard Gibson, David Bodner, Stanley
Hardin, Bill Hardin and Dudley Hardin.
Visitation is after 10 a.m. today.
Obituaries Nov. 30, 1998
Robert E. Gordon
Robert Earl Gordon, 75, of Boyden Court, died Saturday at Veterans
Administration Medical Center, Lexington.
Born Nov. 19, 1923, in Parksville, he was a son of the late Lumby and
Faye Nevius Gordon. He was a carrier for the The Courier-Journal for 35
years, a retired employee of Grider Furniture and a member of Gethsemane
Baptist Church. He was a World War II Army veteran, a lifetime member of
Disabled American Veterans and was a purple heart recipient.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Swain Gordon; a daughter, Cathy Flinchum
of Winchester; three sons, Mike Gordon of Danville, Steve Gordon of Clay
City and Jerry Gordon of Poca, W.V.; two brothers, Estill Gordon of Danville
and Alvin Gordon of Bardstown; four sisters, Francis Montgomery, Ruth Cooke
and Mary Gordon, all of Danville, and Ethel Payne of Shepherdsville; seven
grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and a step great-grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Gethsemane Baptist Church by the
Rev. Mark Payton. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens with military
Pallbearers will be Chris Hill, Craig and Chris Gordon, Tommy Carter,
Norman Bartleson and Lewis Grider.
Honorary pallbearers are Neal Gordon, Charles Stafford, Herb Toombs,
Chester Nichols and grandchildren.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home and after
11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may go to Gideon International or Gethsemane Baptist Church
Ralph E. Turner
HARRODSBURG - Ralph E. Turner, 76, of East Office Street, died Sunday
at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 13, 1922, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Ernest
and Bertha Carter Turner. He was a retired farmer, a former Spring Hill
Cemetery employee and was a Presbyterian.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie R. Kinder Turner; two sons, Maurice
Turner of Tulsa, Okla., and David Turner; three brothers, Bob and Bill
Turner, both of Burgin, and Marion Turner of Harrodsburg; three sisters,
Helen Miller of Harrodsburg, Ruth Brown of Burgin and Mary DiLuzio of Warminster,
Pa.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral
Home by the Rev. John D. Lay. Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Allen and Jamie Turner, Bill Hodge, Darrin Killen,
Carl Kederes and Carl Smith.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Ethel C. Lawrence
Services for Ethel C. Lawrence, 97, of Danville were 11 a.m. today
at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Thomas Farmer with burial in Bellevue
She died Friday at Danville Center for Health and Rehabilitation.
Pallbearers were Eddie Ensslin, George White, Nelson Rodes, Robert
Clark, William Cannon, Kenneth Wall and Earl Adams.
Memorials may go to favorite charity.