Miscellaneous Boyle County, Kentucky Obituaries

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Obituaries Dec. 8, 1998

Fannie Bishop
HARRODSBURG - Fannie Bishop, 95, of Lexington, died there Monday.
Born April 23, 1903, in Rockcastle County, she was a daughter of the late James and Polly Griffin Arnold. She was the widow of George L. Bishop Jr. and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, George O. Bishop of Harrodsburg; a daughter, Ruby Ingram of Lexington; a brother, Bruner Arnold of Richmond, Ind.; four grandchildren; six step grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a step great-grandchild.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Richard Easterly and Kenneth Preston. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Hopewell Cemetery Fund. 

Birbon T. Elliott
HARRODSBURG - Birbon Thomas Elliott, 81, of Perryville, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 
Born May 10, 1917, in Washington County, he was a son of the late Birbon D. and Ivy Young Elliott. He was a bulldozer operator for Nally & Hamilton Construction Co., and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Bardstown American Legion Post 121. He was the widower of Mattie Green Elliott.
Survivors include a son, Birbon O. Elliott of Lebanon; two daughters, Connie Cook of Springhill, Texas, and Vonda Conley of San Antonio, Fla., a half brother, Bob Milburn of Springfield; a stepbrother, Sidney Milburn of Louisville; a half sister, Sophia Milburn of Florida; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Elliott; and a daughter, Gloria Elliott.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Wednesday until time of services. 

Snobie H. Lear
CRAB ORCHARD - Snobie Hopkins Lear, 85, of Fall Lick Road, died Monday at Pattie A. Clay Hospital.
Born Dec. 19, 1912, in Crab Orchard, she was a daughter of the late Ewell and Ellen Hopkins. She was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church and was a former employee of Blue Grass Ordinance, Richmond. She was the widow of Tom Lear.
Survivors include two sons, Albert and Billy Lear, both of Crab Orchard; two brothers, Johnny and Elby Hopkins, both of Crab Orchard; three sisters, Blanche Saylor of Crab Orchard, Eunice Causey of Lancaster and Dellie Frith of Mount Sterling; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by the Revs. Billy Joe Cameron and Ron Harp. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

Johnny H. McRay
HARRODSBURG - Johnny H. McRay, 84, of Louisville, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Monday at Veterans Administration Hospital, Louisville.
Born Jan. 26, 1914, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late W.Y. and Mildred Sims McRay. He was a tool and die maker with General Electric, an Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Long McRay; two sisters, Lillian Yeaste of Florida, and Ellen Tarter of Indiana; a half sister, and Opal Carey of Harrodsburg.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Lester Caldwell. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is after 11 a.m. Wednesday. 

George B. Richardson
Services for George Boone Richardson, 96, of Cardinal Drive, were 11 a.m. today at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard P. Guerrant. Burial is in Bellevue Cemetery.
He died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers were Chris, James, Nicholas and Joe Chaney, Preston Richardson, Sean Cook, Tipton Evans and George Rodelius Jr.
Honorary pallbearers are George Richardson and Guy Evans. 

Jason K. Mullins
WAYNESBURG - Services for Jason Keith Mullins, 22, of Waynesburg, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Mullins. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery with military rites by Caswell-Saufley American Legion Post 18.
He died Sunday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Born Oct. 15, 1976, in Boyle County, he was a son of Keith and Jane A. Carrier Mullins of Waynesburg. He was a 1995 graduate of Lincoln County High School and recently was discharged from service in the Army.
Survivors include a brother, Joey Mullins, at home; paternal grandparents, Darrell and Shirley Mullins of Stanford; maternal grandparents, James A. and Rose Carrier of Waynesburg; great-grandmother, Dolly Foley of Stanford.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Wednesday. 

Clyde H. Smith
MORELAND - Services for Clyde Henry Smith, 56, of Stanford, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Yocum. Burial is in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Friday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Pallbearers are Johnny Hasty, Roy Floyd, Russell Moore, William Moore, Marshall Skinner, Steve Martin and Roy Martin. 

Obituaries Dec. 9, 1998

Smith A. Baughman
Services for Smith Adams Baughman, 91, of Spears Lane, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church by the Revs. Quentin Scholtz and Jo Garnett. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
He died Monday at home.
Born July 24, 1907, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Jones A. and Ada Cunningham Baughman. He was a retired farmer and an agent for Kentucky Growers Insurance Co., where he also was director and member of the executive committee. He was a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, a World War II Army veteran, a graduate of Georgetown College, and the widower of Sara Cress Baughman. 
Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca B. Scholtz of Louisville and Margaret D. Scott of Columbus, Md.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jim Cress, Dick Parks, Charles Renfro, Mike Kondik, George Cunningham, Ronnie Carmickle, Bob Rankin and Charles Kidd.
Visitation is 3-6 p.m. Thursday at 490 Spears Lane, Danville, and after 10 a.m. Friday at the church until time of service.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, Box 1213, Danville.
Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

David A. Rader
Services for David Arnold Rader, 43, of Kings Mill Road, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church by the Rev. Paul Prabell. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at Hospice Care Center, St. Joseph Hospital.
Born Jan. 18, 1955, in Lexington, he was a son of the late David A. and Dorothy Cornelison Rader. He was a GTE equipment technician, a former member of Knights of Columbus and a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Jones Rader; a foster son, Armando Yela; a stepson, Darryl Herrington; and two sisters, Carmen R. Bowles of Lexington and Debra R. Buckner of Spring Place, Ga.
Pallbearers will be Knights of Columbus Father Thomas Malloy Chapter 6317, Danville.
Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church building fund, Hospice of the Bluegrass, or American Cancer Society. 

Birbon T. Elliott
HARRODSBURG - Services for Birbon Thomas Elliott, 81, of Perryville, were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Bausum. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 

Snobie H. Lear
CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Snobie Hopkins Lear, 85, of Fall Lick Road, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by the Revs. Ron Harp and Billy Cameron. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Shelby Ray Hopkins, Daniel Hopkins, David Hopkins, Roger Perkins, Allen Roberts and Gary Grant.
Honorary pallbearers are Russ Lear, Gerald Vaughn and Andy Lear.
She died Monday at Pattie A. Clay Hospital, Richmond.
She was the daughter of the late Ewell and Ellen Saylor Lear and was preceded in death by a son, Howard Lear. She is survived by 10 grandchildren. (This number was incorrect in Tuesday's paper.)
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today. 

Ralph West
LANCASTER - Services for Ralph West, 63, of Long Branch Drive, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. Leon Greer and Bob Kiper. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, of natural causes.
Born April 20, 1935, in Garrard County, he was a son of Lucy Moore West of Lancaster and the late Gilbert L. West. He was a retired manager of Vogue Ratton and a member of Forks of Dix River Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Oneida Sloan West; two daughters, Teresa Drew and Lisa West, both of Lancaster; a brother, Russell West of Windsor, Pa.; a sister, Sedonia Edgington of Lancaster; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Larry Miller, Mike Montgomery, Gilbert Edgington, Blake Sloan, Wayne Doolin and Eddie Miller.
Honorary pallbearers are Rick Miller, Jeff Montgomery, Alan Edgington, Willie Ray, Jason Sloan, Norman Oliver, Bryce McCulley and Steven Sloan.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

Obituaries Dec. 10, 1998

William R. Vanderpool
HARRODSBURG - William Russell ``Toby'' Vanderpool, 66, of Burgin Road, died today at his home.
Born Oct. 28, 1932, in Louisville, he was a son of Bruce Vanderpool of Bryantsville and Roxie A. Goodlett of Lancaster. He was a retired employee of Miller Printing and Publishing Co. for several years and was owner of Terrace Acres Printing and Publishing. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. 
Survivors include two sons, Rusty Vanderpool of Collinsville, Okla., and Jerry G. Vanderpool of Harrodsburg; a daughter, April L. Graif of Tulsa, Okla.; three brothers, Buster Vanderpool of Danville, Charles Vanderpool of Camp Kennedy and Leslie Vanderpool of Bryantsville; a sister, Jo Ann Vanderpool of Frankfort; and five grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Barry Jeffries. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may go to Immanuel Baptist Church. 

Florence S. Wingate
CRAB ORCHARD - Florence M. Sanders Wingate, 87, of John Cash Road, died Wednesday at Rockcastle County Hospital.
Born July 4, 1911, in Addyston, Ohio, she was a daughter of Charles W. and Dora Steele Sanders. She was a homemaker and the widow of Searcy M. Wingate.
Survivors include two daughters, Florence L. Brown of Crab Orchard and Linda Rowe of Lebanon, Ohio; a sister, Lillian E. Kelley of Cookville, Tenn.; a brother, Willard C. Sanders of Ohio; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Bethel Church of Christ Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday. 

Harold T.Rector
Services for Harold Thomas Rector, 73, of York Lane, Junction City, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill Hall. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born April 12, 1925, in Junction City, he was a son of the late William G. and Lena Atwood Prewitt Rector. He was a butcher at Corner Grocery and Save-A-Lot and attended Mount Freeman Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas C. Rector of Crittenden and Ralph K. Rector of Union City, Mich.; a daughter, Rebecca Leonard of Florence; a brother, Ralph B. Rector of Lexington; three sisters, Evelyn Leach of San Jose Calif., Elizabeth Cross of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Louise Lairson of San Juan, Calif.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Sidney and Glen Coulter, Leonard Holly, Roscoe Brown, Bob Taylor, Robert Hamlin and Mike Montgomery.
Visitation is 9-11 a.m. Friday.

Obituaries Dec. 11, 1998

Helen S. Gordon
CRAB ORCHARD - Helen Marie Saylor Gordon, 63, of Walnut Street, died Thursday at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington.
Born March 2, 1935, in Crab Orchard, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Pearlie Saylor. She was a licensed practical nurse having worked at Golden Living and Charleston Health care centers. She attended Crab Orchard Baptist Church.
Survivors include her companion, Charles Harmon of Stanford; a son, Dwight ``Apple'' Gordon of Danville; a daughter, Cheryl Jones of Somerset; a sister, Hazel Hopkins of Crab Orchard; and five grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Norman Young. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be after 6:30 p.m. Saturday. 

Dorothy C. Keeling
LANCASTER - Services for Dorothy Lorraine Cain Keeling, 76, of Lancaster, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Revs. Larry Moore and John Cato. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at her home.
Born July 13, 1922, in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Elizabeth Hunter Johnson. She was a retired employee of Corning Glass Co., and a member of Hedgeville Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, William ``Bill'' Keeling; two sons, Roy L. Cain and Harold D. Cain, both of Garrard County; a daughter, Audrey L. Cain, at home; a stepson, Ricky Keeling of Versailles; a stepdaughter, Vickie Keeling of Florida; three brothers, Harold Johnson of Garrard County, Floyd Johnson of Lincoln County, and Dallas W. Johnson of Boyle County; two sisters, Freida Portwood of Waco, Brenda Dailey of Lancaster; four grandchildren; three step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ricky and Mark Cain, Jim Lamb, Kevin Montgomery, Willie Collins and Ricky Keeling. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Joe and Brian Dailey, Dr. Steve Green and Dr. John Gohmann.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville. 

Florence S. Wingate
CRAB Orchard - Services for Florence M. Sanders Wingate, 87, of John Cash Road, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Bethel Church of Christ Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at Rockcastle County Hospital.
Pallbearers will be Billy and David Griffin, Rick Dillion, Ben Smith, Roger Brown and Wayne Rowe. Honorary pallbearer is Troy Vance.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.

Obituaries Dec. 13, 1998

Joseph K. Brown
Joseph Kelsay ``J.K.'' Brown, 81, of Fifth Street died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 10, 1917, in Somerset, he was a son of the late Wade Hampton and Madelle Moore Brown. He was a retired brakeman for Southern and Norfolk Southern Railway. He was Marine veteran of World War II and the widower of Alice Brown. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Somerset, and attended First Baptist Church, Broadway.
Survivors include a son, Joseph K. Brown Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bellevue Cemetery by the Rev. Rodney Lynch.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Monday and 8-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Theo Cotton, Jim Rankin, Johnny Ransdell, Vernon Coulter, Sam McCorkle, Robert Cox, Charles Clarkson and Bob Lankford.
Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Dyches and Andrews Sunday School class of First Baptist. 

Elsie M. Carpenter
PERRYVILLE - Elsie McCarty Carpenter, 84, of Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation, formerly of Perryville, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Dec. 4, 1914, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Inman McCarty. She was a retired seamstress for Cricketeer Sewing Factory in Harrodsburg and a member of Antioch Methodist Church. She was the widow of Farris Carpenter.
Survivors include one son, Marshall Carpenter of Danville; one grandson; and one greatgranddaughter.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Atherton. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Cocanougher, Keith Chambers, Mike Carpenter, Randy Carpenter, Brian Carpenter and Todd Carpenter.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today. 

Wanda Morrow
SOMERSET - Wanda Morrow, 78, of Longview Drive, Nicholasville, formerly of the Danville area, died Friday at Samaritan Hospital, Lexington.
Born April 1, 1920, in Tateville, she was a daughter of the late Henderson and Lucy Worthington Toney. She was retired from the housekeeping department at Eastern State Hospital, Lexington, and a member of Tateville Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Winston Wright of Sloans Valley, Kerry Morrow of Somerset and Ronald Morrow of Nicholasville; a daughter, Sherry McMullin of Nicholasville; a sister, Lyle Surber of Nicholasville; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Tateville Baptist Church by the Rev. Lonnie Moore. Burial will be in Tateville Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at New Brothers Funeral Home and after 1 p.m. Monday at the church. 

Helen S. Gordon
CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Helen Marie Saylor Gordon, 63, of Walnut Street will be 2 p.m. today at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Norman Young. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Marvin Saylor, Jess Hoskins, C.G. Nuckols, Jerry Coffey, Roger Cromer and Kenny Peters.
She died Thursday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington. 

Charles L. Stamper
STANFORD - Services for Charles Luther Stamper, 65, of 119 Cotton Ave. will be 11 a.m. a.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home. Burial with military rites by Caswell Saufley Post 18 of the American Legion will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County.
He died Thursday at Veteran Administration Hospital, Cooper Drive, Lexington.
Born Nov. 10, 1933, in Veda, he was a son of the late John Roland and Nellie Taulbee Stamper. He was a retired utility operator for Genesco Co., Danville, a Marine veteran of the Korean War and a member of Union Christian Church, Veda.
Survivors include: his wife, Bertha Lou Allison Stamper; a son, John Stamper of Stanford; two brothers, Robert L. Stamper and Forest James Stamper, both of Hudson, Fla.; three sisters, Ellen Scott of Hudson, Fla., Vernie Arnold of Campton and Stella Maki of Cold Water, Mich.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Obituaries Dec. 14, 1998

Ruth S. Art
LANCASTER - Ruth Snyder Art, 77, of Paint Lick, died Saturday at her home.
Born April 17, 1921, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late Preston and Nancy Baker Snyder. She was a retired employee of Cowden Manufacturing Co., and a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James Art of Paint Lick; three sons, Wayne D. Art of Paint Lick, Robert P. Art of Lexington and Grover P. Art of Walton; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Billy G. Art.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Thurman. Burial will be in Paint Lick Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren and Bert and Kenneth Snyder. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Green, W.K. Hurt, Smith Ledford, Marvin Conn, Emory Day, Allen Day, Wayne Day and Brad Railey.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today. 

George M. Luster
STANFORD - George M. Luster, 65, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Saturday in Beech Grove, Ind.
Born Sept. 30, 1933, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Coleman D. and Florin Smith Luster. He was a retired truck driver with General Motors, a member of New Salem Baptist Church and an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Indianapolis Masonic Lodge 669, Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine.
Survivors include his wife, Carlene Terrell Luster; a son, George M. Luster Jr. of Fort Wayne, Ind.; five daughters, Marsha K. Luster of Greencastle, Ind., Bonita J. Rickman, Bridget R. Baker, Crystal J. Hoover and Amy M. Luster, all of Indianapolis; five sisters, Martha Brown of Ottenheim, Faustine Montgomery of Greenwood, Ind., Sharon Jones of Beech Grove, Juanita Marr of Indianapolis, and Phyllis Frederick of Franklin, Ind.; two brothers, Teddy and Frank Luster, both of Indianapolis; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Salem Baptist Church by the Rev. G.W. Smith. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Anna M. Coulter
PERRYVILLE - Services for Anna Gail Marion Coulter, 47, of Campbellsville, formerly of Boyle County, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Revs. Gary Landis and Wayne Malone. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
She died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center after an illness.
Born Oct. 1, 1951, in Knox County, she was a daughter of the late H.B. and Effie Wilson Marion. She was a clinical therapist for Adanta Clinical Service, Campbellsville, a summa cum laude graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where she received her master's degree. She was a member of Mitchellsburg Baptist Church and Perryville Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey Coulter; three daughters, Angela N. Lutes of Campbellsville, Michelle Cox of Hustonville, Melinda Bradshaw of Danville and Misty Coulter of Campbellsville; eight brothers, Linus C. Marion of St. Peters, Mo., Charles Marion of Barbourville, Leo R. Marion of Gray, Michael Marion of Middleberry, Ind., Larry D. Marion of Redford, Mich., Johnny Marion of Roseville, Calif., and Curtis Marion of Daytona, Fla.; a sister, Shelby Richard of Zephyr Hill, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Henry E. Lutes III.
Pallbearers will be Brian, Dale and Barbara Shepperson, Rita Irvin, Linda Eversole, Becky Reardon, Mary Linda Landis and Carl Leffew.
Honorary pallbearers are Billy Vaughn, Leo Richard and Dr. James Bland.
Visitation is after 5:30 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Gideons International.


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