Obituaries Dec. 23, 1998
John Lewis, 64, of Lakeridge Drive, Lancaster, died Tuesday at home.
Born Sept. 17, 1934, in Dearborn Heights, Mich., he was a son of the
late Anthony and Bernice Stonus Lewis. He was a retired Ford Motor Co.
employee, an Army veteran and a Catholic.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Vargo Lewis of Lancaster; a son,
Michael A. Lewis of Lexington; two brothers, Anthony Lewis of Detroit,
Mich., and Dick Lewis of Waterford, Mich.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Camp Nelson National
Cemetery by the Rev. Paul Prabell.
Visitation is 2-4 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to American Cancer Society.
Louis B. Demaree
LOUISVILLE - Louis Baker Demaree, 81, formerly of Harrodsburg, died
Monday at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville.
Born in Harrodsburg, he was a son of the late Kavanaugh and Mattie
Southerland Demaree. He was a registered gemologist for Lemon and Sons
Jewelers for many years. He was an elder of Douglas Boulevard Christian
Church, a member of Downtown Louisville Kiwanis Club and a 55-year member
of the Masonic Order. He was a former president of Louisville Chamber of
Commerce and was a designer of Kentucky Derby commemorative cups.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Robert Demaree; two daughters, Jacqueline
Crutcher of Frankfort and Saundra Dillon of Chicago, Ill.; a son, Louis
B. Demaree of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Hollie Demaree of Harrodsburg
and Clifton Demaree of Louisville; and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Pearson Ratterman Brothers Funeral
Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to American Heart Association.
Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.
James H. Ball
LANCASTER - James H. Ball, 79, of Danville Road, died Monday at Garrard
County Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 24, 1919, in Garrard County, he was a daughter of the late
Jack and America Aldridge Ball. He was a retired farmer, elder of First
Lancaster Presbyterian Church and an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Sowder Ball.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev.
Dwight Forderhase. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John and Joe Ball, Sam Bourne, Curtis Clark, Bobby
Powell, John Marsee, Hal Bastin and Micky Arnold.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Paul V. Daniels
PRESTONSBURG - Paul V. Daniels, 75, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday at
Highland Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 7, 1923, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Milroy
and Hettie Ward Daniels. He was a retired coal miner.
Survivors include two sons, Paul V. Daniels Jr. of Danville and Jimmy
Daniels of Oil Springs; a daughter, Pat D. Coleman of Paintsville; eight
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial
will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Thelma, Ky.
Louis A. Lee
PERRYVILLE - Services for Louis Arvin Lee, 75, of Parksville, will
be 11 a.m. Thursday at Wilder Funeral Home by Larry Moore. Burial will
be Parksville Cemetery.
He died Monday at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
Born Nov. 22, 1923, in Jefferson County, he was a son of the late James
A. and Rena Baugh Lee. He was a retired construction worker, an Army veteran
of World War II and a member of Mitchellsburg Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Elene Vaught Lee; and a brother, Alvin
Lee of Parksville. He was preceded in death by son, David Lee.
Pallbearers will be Chester and Steve Shepperson, Jimmy and Dean Lee,
Tony Pike and Clyde Engle.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Tilda A. Price
LIBERTY - Services for Tilda Ann Price, 92, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly
of Liberty, are scheduled at 1 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home
by the Rev. Dwight Coffman. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery.
She died Sunday in Cincinnati.
Born Feb. 21, 1906, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
James and Queen Testament Woodrum. She was a homemaker and a member of
Bethlehem United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Eugene Price.
Survivors include a son, Ralph Price of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Obituaries Dec. 24, 1998
Stella B. Black
PERRYVILLE - Stella Baker Black, 62, of Old Lebanon Road, died Wednesday
at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born Oct. 22, 1936, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late
Howard and Dora Delaney Baker. She was a homemaker and a member of Parksville
Survivors include her husband, Earl Gene Black of Perryville; a son,
Earl Thomas Black of Perryville; a daughter, Loretta Shannon of Perryville;
two sisters, Evelyn Barnett of Louisville and Lillian Cottongim of Louisville;
and three grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Parksville Baptist Church. Burial
will be in Parksville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Paul Thomas, Howard, Paul S. and Joe Shannon, and
John and Tim Sharp.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday Wilder Funeral Home and after 10
a.m. Saturday at the church.
Roy L. Shannon
NEW CASTLE - Roy L. Shannon, 40, of Eminence, died Tuesday in Smithfield.
He was a son of Roy W. and Edith Shannon. He was an Army veteran and
a member of Smithfield Christian Church.
Other survivors include two sisters, Joetta Reeves of Pleasureville
and Donna Birch of Warsaw; a brother, Ricky Shannon of New Castle; a grandmother,
Cinda Matherly of Mitchellsburg.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Prewitt Funeral Home with burial
in Eminence Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Saturday.
Jane H. Stuckey
PALM CITY, Fla. - Jane Huddleston Stuckey, 50, of Palm City, died Tuesday
in Stuart, Fla.
Born in Harrodsburg, she was a daughter of the late Irvin and Lucille
Huddleston. She was a counselor with the Martin County schools and a family
counselor in private practice. She was a former director of East Cooper
Habitat in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Survivors include her husband, James ``Mac'' Stuckey; a daughter, Erin
Stuckey; a son, Taylor Stuckey, all of Palm City; a sister, Anne Grawemeyer
of Minsk, Belarus; two brothers, James Huddleston of Naples, Fla., and
David Huddleston of Lexington.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Forest Hills Funeral Home.
LANCASTER - Services for Bruce Shell, 45, formerly of Paint Lick, will
be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Rush. Burial
will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at Berea Hospital.
Born March 6, 1953, in Garrard County, he was a son of Ganel Worley
Shell of Lexington and the late Gus Shell. He was a farmer, businessman
and a member of Paint Lick Christian Church.
Other survivors include a sister, Barbara A. Pippin of Louisville;
and a companion, Barbara Howard of Berea.
Pallbearers will be Jerry McQuerry, John W. Walker, M.L. Noe, Jackie
Meadows, Dan W. Ledford and Gary Shell.
Visitation is after noon Saturday until time of service.
Obituaries Dec. 27, 1998
Arbedella A. Begley
CRAB ORCHARD - Arbedella Susan Adams Begley, 62, of Elm Street, Crab
Orchard, died Thursday at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.
Born Dec. 23, 1936, in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of the late
Clarence and Amanda Burton Adams. She was the widow of Walter Arbie Begley,
a member of Immanual Baptist Church in Crab Orchard, and a foster parent
to 39 children over the years.
Survivors include three daughters, Susan Wilder of Crab Orchard, Laura
Cook of Stanford, and Barbara Bennett of Cincinnati; two sons, Robert Begley
and William Begley, both of Cincinnati; a sister, Corine Woods of Crab
Orchard; two brothers, Harold Adams of Coco, Fla., and Elmer Adams; 11
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and 39 foster children.
Services were 2 p.m. Saturday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by Ron
Meece and Cecil Roundtree. Burial was in Maretburg Cemetery in Rockcastle
Pallbearers were Ricky Johnson, Herschell Woods, Charles Cook, Steve
King, Raymond Wells, Phillip Shepherd, Robert Begley and William Begley.
Howard A. Brown
MORELAND - Howard Albert Brown, 86, of Stanford died Thursday at Thompson-Hood
Veterans Center in Wilmore.
Born Oct. 13, 1912, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Francis
and Annie Bodkin Brown. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World
Survivors include a sister, Erma Terrell of Stanford; and a brother,
Frank Brown of Lexington.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev.
Billy Maxey. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery with military rites
by Caswell Saufley Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Visitation is after 3 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Simpson, Tony Simpson, Lee Belcher, Carl
Watts, Jesse Crowe and Kenny Pendygraft.
Fannie L. Bugg
HARRODSBURG - Fannie L. Bugg, 86, of Boone Street died Thursday at
St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
Born June 23, 1912, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late
Buford and Ida Hardin Louallen. She was the widow of James D. Bugg. She
was a retired cook with Beaumont Inn and a member of Bohon Christian Church.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev.
John Watts. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Othel Browning, Carlos Abrams, Wayne Hill, Gene
Louallen, Johnny Bailey and Tim White.
ONEIDA, Tenn. - Katy Davidson, 68, of Helenwood, Tenn., died Wednesday
at her home.
Born Oct. 20, 1930, in Freemont, Va., she was the daughter of the late
George T. and Naomi Tickle Russ. She was a member of Helenwood Baptist
Church and a retired mail carrier with 25 years of service.
Survivors include her husband, Buddy Davidson, who worked for the railroad
in the Danville area; two sons, Rusty Davidson and Michael Davidson, both
of Helenwood; a daughter, Susan Lowe of Helenwood; three brothers, Bill
Russ of Lady Lake, Fla., Robert Russ of Helenwood, and Charles Russ of
Sanford, Fla.; two sisters, Jenny Goad of Helenwood and Susie Thomas of
Hartford City, Ind.; and six grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Helenwood Baptist Church by the Revs.
Roger Cecil and Floyd Terry. Burial will be in Phillips-Long Cemetery in
Jones & Son Funeral Home, Oneida, Tenn., handled the arrangements.
Charles W. Francis
HARRODSBURG - Charles Wallace Francis Jr., 81, of Harrodsburg Health
Care Manor died Wednesday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital after a
Born Feb. 12, 1917, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Bradley
and Anna Laura Tyler Francis. He was a graduate of Tuskegee Institute in
Tuskegee, Ala., a retired college professor at Buthune-Cookman College
in Daytona Beach, and a former dietician at Wilmore College, Eastern State
Hospital and Asbury College. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist
Church in Lexington.
Survivors include an uncle, Robert Tyler of Detroit, Mich.; and several
nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at St. Peter's AME Church in Harrodsburg
by the Revs. Warren Dolphus and Edgar Brady. Burial will be in Maple Grove
Cemetery. Great-nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is after 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Parks Funeral Home
handled the arrangements.
HARRODSBURG - Burtice Russell, 57, of Mackville Road, Harrodsburg,
died Friday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Born March 23, 1941, in Washington County, he was the son of the late
Marcus and Elizabeth Lizzie Butler Russell. He was a tradesman at Phillips
Lighting where he had worked for 39 years. He was a member of the Kentucky
National Guard, Salt River Antique Tractor Pullers Association, American
Flint Glass Workers Union Local 1009, and Mackville Baptist Church where
he was a member of the choir and the Crusaders Sunday school class.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Carol Turner Russell; a son, Timothy
Dale Russell of Washington County; a daughter, Lisa Beasley of Berea; a
brother, William Reid Russell of Peoria, Ill.; a stepbrother, George Henry
Russell of Mercer County; a sister, Clara Pyles of Albany; two stepsisters,
Lena Mae Hill of La Porte, Ind., and Nannie Lou Bottom of Washington County;
and a granddaughter.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Peters Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Monday.
LIBERTY - Wallace Spaw, 69, of Bethelridge died Wednesday at Veterans
Administration Medical Center in Lexington.
Born Oct. 26, 1929, in Casey County, he was the son of the late James
and Lola Elmore Spaw. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a farmer.
Survivors include two sisters, Willadeen Davidson of Hammersville,
Ohio, and Grace Jeannette Spaw of Bethelridge.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the
Rev. Clifford DeHart. Burial will be in Spaw Cemetery with military rites.
Visitation is after 8 a.m. today.
Jackie R. Todd
SCIENCE HILL - Jackie Ray Todd, 50, of Singleton Cemetery Road, Eubank,
Born Dec. 20, 1948, in Danville, he was the son of Loretta Swift Todd
of Eubank and the late Evertt Todd. He was a contractor, an Air Force veteran,
and attended the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, James G. Todd of Waynesburg and Charles
R. Todd of Eubank; two daughters, Lisa Floyd and Teresa Todd, both of Waynesburg;
two sisters, Jean McMullin of Waynesburg and Phyllis Foster of Stanford;
and two grandchildren.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. today at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home
by Harold Carter. Burial will be in Goochtown Cemetery with military honors
conducted by American Legion Post 38.
Roy P. Walls
STANFORD - Roy Pete Walls, 95, of Meadowbrooks Road, Stanford, died
Wednesday at Stanford House nursing home.
Born April 26, 1903, he was a Lincoln County native and the son of
the late John and Mary Houston Walls. He was the widower of Naomi Gilpin
He was a retired employee of Boyle Block with 25 years of service,
a farmer, and delivered flowers for Charles Gilliland Flower Shop. He was
a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Buddy Walls of LaGrange and Johnny
Walls of Lawrenceburg; four daughters, Ruby Lowe and Barbara Owens, both
of Stanford, Jewell Allen of Harrodsburg, and Sue Ann Horn of Lincoln Park,
Mich.; 25 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home by Cecil Roundtree
and Ron Meece. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Grandsons will
serve as pallbearers.
Fox Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
LIBERTY - Nelson ``Mutt'' Wethington, 71, of Cincinnati died Friday
at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born April 17, 1927, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Alvin
Henry Wethington and Bertha Mae Carter Wethington.
He was an Army veteran and a retired sanitation engineer in Mount Healthy,
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Hill of Liberty; a brother, Edgar
Wethington of Cloudland, Ga.; two sisters, Geneva West of Cincinnati and
Hazel Reese of Chickamauga, Ga.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Salem United Methodist Church by
the Rev. Simon Reese. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery with military rites
by the Casey County funeral squad.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Burchett, Ray Johnson, Paul Wethington,
Harold Lowery, Adam Pelly and Frank Bovard.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home.
Rodney E. Alcorn
Services for Rodney Eugene Alcorn, 33, of Danville will be 1 p.m. Monday
at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Hill. Burial will be in Hilldale
Visitation is after 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Marty Alcorn, Kevin Ford, Keith Houston, Cecil
Ford Jr., Ronnie Beasley and Perry Thompson.
He died Tuesday in Danville. Born Nov. 5, 1965, in Danville, he was
the son of Charles and Naomi Alcorn of Danville. He was an employee of
Brookcove Car Care and a member of First Baptist Church.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Shadonna Bill and Morgan
Grey, both of Danville; a son, Justin Grey of Danville; two brothers, Marty
Alcorn of Danville and Perry Thompson of Tennessee; and three sisters,
Marian Alcorn, Bonnie Alcorn Walker and Walker Alcorn, all of Danville.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Kathryn S. Roach
PERRYVILLE - Services for Kathryn Shannon Roach, 64, of Mitchellsburg
will be 2 p.m. today at Wilder Funeral Home by the Revs. Larry Moore and
Wayne Malone. Buial will be in Chambers Cemetery in Boyle County.
Visitation is after 10 a.m. today.
Pallbearers will be David Wilson, Mike Maddox, Danny Maddox, David
Crain, Gene Bandy and Dale Phillips.
She died Thursday at Berea Hospital. Born Dec. 9, 1934, in Boyle County,
she was the daughter of the late Jess and Dorothy Rowe Shannon. She was
a homemaker, member of Mitchellsburg Baptist Church, and the widow of Hobart
She was preceded in death by a stepson, Jerry Roach.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Chapman of Richmond and Mary
Bunch Robinson of Mitchellsburg; two stepdaughters, Ramona Reardon and
Rita Bowmer, both of Mitchellsburg; two stepsons, Martin Roach of Junction
City and Timmy Roach of Junction City; a brother, Buster Shannon; and two
William Johnny Walls
LIBERTY - Services for William Johnny Walls, 29, of Cannon Road, Liberty,
will be 2 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Lynn. Burial
will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at his residence. Born Dec. 7, 1969, in Liberty,
he was the son of Leonard Walls of Liberty and Glenna Patterson Disney
of Somerset. He was an employee of Green River Gate Shop and a member of
Poplar Grove Baptist Church.
Additional survivors include his stepfather, Ron Disney of Somerset;
a son, Jonathan Walls of Liberty; and two sisters, Deborah Molay of Campbellsville
and Rebecca Walls of Nancy.
Obituaries Dec. 28, 1998
Dr. Joseph D. Huston
HARRODSBURG - Dr. Joseph D. Huston, 83, of Beaumont Avenue, a local
veterinarian, died Sunday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Huston graduated from Jon Bjornason Teachers Academy in Winnipeg, Manitoba,
Canada, in 1936 and taught school for a year. In 1940, he graduated from
Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. After graduation, he was
one of a group of Canadian veterinarians who came to central Kentucky in
the 1940s. He established a large animal practice in Harrodsburg where
he practiced from 1941-1996. He was recruited to Harrodsburg by the Mercer
County Farm Bureau.
He was a life member of the American Veterinary Medical Association
and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. He served on the
state Board of Examiners 1950-53.
Born Dec. 10, 1915, in Rivers, Manitoba, Canada, he was a son of the
late Dr. Joseph and Olive Metcalfe Huston. He was the widower of Elizabeth
``Betty Anne'' Hagge Huston. He belonged to Harrodsburg United Presbyterian
Church, Mercer Masonic Lodge 777, F&AM, Davis Chapter 29, R&AM,
and the Omega Tau Sigma Professional Fraternity.
Survivors are a son, William D. Huston of Frankfort; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at McClellan Funeral Home by the Revs.
Les Rust, Joe Muench and Sister Maria Browne OP. Burial will be in Spring
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to the Kentucky Multiple Sclerosis Society, 835 W.
Jefferson St., Suite 105, Louisville 40202 or St. Catharine College Scholarship
Fund, Springfield, Ky.
Paul N. Chambers
PERRYVILLE - Paul Neil Chambers, 68, of Perryville, died Sunday at
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born April 26, 1930, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late James
and Maude Hilton Chambers. He was the husband of Alice Hourigan Chambers.
He was retired from Corning Glass Works in Harrodsburg after 40 years.
He served in the Marines during the Korean War. He belonged to Perryville
Christian Church, American Legion Post 301, and Harvey Maguire Masonic
Lodge 207, F&AM, and was a Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors also include five daughters, Leona Royalty-Berg of Harrodsburg,
Vicki C. Brown of Danville, Debbie C. Bottom of Middleburg, Sarah Martina
Allen of Perryville and Alicia Allen Lawson of Mobile, Ala.; two sons,
Robert Allen of Danville and George Dennis Allen of Bowling Green; 10 grandchildren;
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Perryville Christian Church
by the Rev. Guy McCombs. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at Wilder Funeral Home and after 9:30
a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Genevieve H. Adams
LANCASTER - Genevieve H. Adams, 82, of Lancaster, died Saturday at
Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born March 6, 1916, in Codaz, Neb., she was a daughter of the late
George and Bessie Knutson Hutchinson. She was a member of Lancaster Church
of God. She was the widow of Artie M. Adams.
Survivors include four daughters, Carol Poynter of Lancaster, LaVetamae
Carrier of Cheyenne, Wyo., Myrna Brown of Sisseton, S.D., and Linda Early
of Spearfish, S.D.; one son, Gerald M. Adams of Baroil, Wyo.; 11 grandchildren;
and 17 great-grandchildren.
There will be no local services. Burial will be in Blunt, S.D.
Spurlin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ruby H. Curd
HARRODSBURG - Ruby H. Curd, 86, of Lexington, formerly of Harrodsburg,
died Saturday in Harrodsburg.
Born Jan. 1, 1912, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late
Albert and Josie Kirkland Hatchell. She was a retired bookkeeper for James
B. Haggin Memorial Hospital and also was retired from Stallion Station
Farm. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Lexington.
Survivors include a son, Charles Albert Curd of Harrodsburg; a sister,
Fay Goranflo of Middletown; five grandchildren; one step grandson; and
Graveside services were this morning at Spring Hill Cemetery by the
Rev. William Simmons.
Memorials may go to Calvary Baptist Church, Harrodsburg Baptist Church
Elevator Fund or Heritage Hospice.
Ransdell Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Jasper T. Denny
CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Jasper Thomas Denny, 68, of Neals Creek
Road, Stanford, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home
chapel by John Spears. Burial will be in the Manuel Family Cemetery on
Pine Grove Road.
He died Saturday at Fort Logan Extended Care Hospital.
Born May 14, 1930, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Charles
and Delia Rector Denny. He was a farmer and formerly attended the Church
Survivors include a son, Jasper C. Denny of Stanford; three daughters,
Mollie Shelby of Flemingsburg, Clara June Saylor of Brodhead and Edith
Fay Barnett of Mount Vernon; eight sisters, Betty Harris of Waynesburg,
Ruby Harness of Danville, Willie Mae Caudill and Julie Chamberlain of Jacksonville,
Fla., and Eva Jennings, Virginia Reynolds, Evelyn Broughton and Margie
Harness, all of Crab Orchard; five brothers, Loles, Joe and Charles Denny
Jr., all of Crab Orchard, Brad Denny of West Chester, Ohio, and Ray Denny
of Frankfort; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dave Barnett Fletcher.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Shelby J. Judge
SCIENCE HILL - Services for Shelby Jean Judge, 52, of Granville-Jenkins
Road, Waynesburg, were scheduled this morning at Morris & Hislope Funeral
Home by Gary Story. Burial was in Poplarville Cemetery, Somerset.
She died Friday at Fort Logan Hospital, Stanford.
Born Dec. 24, 1946, in Pulaski County, she was a daughter of the late
Arthur and Onnie Mae Littrell Judge. She was self-employed.
Survivors include three brothers, Wade Judge of Lexington, Eugene Judge
of Waynesburg and Joe Judge of Stanford; and four sisters, Darlene Staton
of Waynesburg, Christine Turpin of Poplarville, Louise Judge of Frankfort
and Fostine Riddle of Berea.
Audrey D. Ray
STANFORD - Services for Audrey D. Ray, 69, of Logans Trace, will be
1 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Moriah Christian Church by Rob Cox and John Lowry.
Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery.
She died Friday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.
Born May 15, 1929, he was a son of the late Delmar and Victoria Miracle
Young. She was a former licensed practical nurse and belonged to Mount
Moriah Christian Church.
Survivors include two sons, Mark Ray of Stanford and Barry Ray of Murfreesboro,
Tenn.; two daughters, Connie Ray of Crab Orchard and Peggy Minshall of
Tracy City, Tenn.; two brothers, Don and Roy Young, both of Stanford; two
sisters, Gladys Young of Stanford and Winona Herrington of Crab Orchard;
12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be members of Lincoln County Fire Department Stations
6 and 8. Honorary pallbearers are nephews.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Mount Moriah Christian Church.
HARRODSBURG - Services for Burtice Russell, 57, of Mackville Road,
will be 2 p.m. today at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by David Gifford
and Paul Readnour. Burial will be in Peters Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Sharp, Amos Sharp, Glenn Spoonamore, James
L. Sanders, Donald Westerfield and Kenneth Jones.
He died Friday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Lawrence M. Votaw
HARRODSBURG - Services for Lawrence Marion Votaw, 84, of Bohon Road,
will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home. Burial
will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Saturday at his residence.
Born Aug. 31, 1914, in Arthur, Ill., he was a son of the late John
and Iva Alice Clayton Votaw. He was a retired farmer. He was an Army veteran,
and belonged to Harrodsburg Baptist Church and McAfee Masonic Lodge 229
for over 50 years.
Survivors include a son, Ray Edward Votaw of Mercer County; two daughters,
Pat Baker of Mercer County and Jill McKenzie of Paintsville; seven grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville 40422;
or Harrodsburg Baptist Church Elevator Fund, 312 S. Main St., Harrodsburg
Obituaries Dec. 29, 1998
Richard Jackson Sr.
Dr. Richard Gentry Jackson Sr., 83, of Grabruck Drive, a retired physician,
died Monday at his home.
He was a long-time Danville physician, having had a general surgery
practice here for 41 years until his retirement in 1990.
He was a member of the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center medical
staff, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Kentucky
Medical Association and Boyle County Medical Society.
He was a 1935 graduate of Centre College and a graduate of Cornell
University Medical School. He received his training in surgery at the University
During World War II, he served in the Army Medical Corps in the Western
United States and in the South Pacific.
After his discharge from the Army, he returned to the University of
Michigan where he instructed medical students and performed independent
research on the anatomy of the vagus nerves. In April 1947 he published
the results of his research and proposed a new surgical technique for selective
resection of the gastric vagus nerves in the treatment of peptic ulcers.
Born July 18, 1915, in Danville, he was a son of the late Dr. John
D. and Mrs. Katherine Shouse Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Divine Jackson; a sister, Katherine
Jackson of Danville; a brother, Dr. John Davies Jackson of New Orleans;
a daughter, Marjorie Jackson Morrell of Brush Prairie, Wash.; a son, Dr.
Richard G. Jackson Jr. of Danville; two stepdaughters, Peggy W. Swain of
Louisville and Julie W. Benedict of Danville; and three grandchildren.
Services will be private.
Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society, National Parkinson's
Foundation or Ephraim McDowell Foundation, P.O. Box 568, Danville 40422.
Stith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donald S. Miller
Donald S. Miller, 72, of Priest Lake Drive, Nashville, Tenn., died
Saturday at his home.
Born Dec. 26,. 1926, in Grand Forks, N.D., he was the son of the late
Ernest C. and Inez Coleman Miller. He was a retired sales manager for Chicago
Printed String Corp. and he served in the Army.
Survivors include three cousins, including Dorothy Renfro of Danville;
a nephew, Randall Miller of Pasa Robles, Calif.; and a niece, Janet Bergman
of San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Jan. 7 at Bellevue Cemetery by the
Rev. Tim Noel.
Memorials are suggested to the March of Dimes.
Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Paul N. Chambers
PERRYVILLE - Services for Paul Neil Chambers, 68, of Perryville will
be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Perryville Christian Church by the Rev. Guy
McCombs. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bob Allen, George Allen, Gary Bottom, Ed Berg,
Kim Brown, Ryan Norvell and Seph Allen.
He died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Wilder Funeral Home.
R. Lois Culp
HARRODSBURG - Services for Rosina Lois Culp, 69, of 605 Hardin Heights,
Burgin, will be noon Wednesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home
by the Revs. Fred Cummings and Lester Tirey. Burial will be in Shawnee
Run Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bob Cheak, James A. Motley, David Burgess, Donnie
Turner, Keith Monson, John Hockermsith and Brian Tipton.
She died Sunday at her home.
Born July 20, 1930, in Lexington, she was a daughter of the late George
W. and Carrie Jones Donovan. She was a homemaker, a food demo person at
Kroger's and Slone's Market in Danville and a member of Shawnee Run Baptist
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Culp Sr.; three sons, Ralph Culp
Jr. and Timothy Culp, both of Mercer County, and John David Culp of Boone
County; two sisters, Norma Jean Turner and Louise Williamson, both of Lexington;
and five grandchildren.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and 7 a.m.-noon Wednesday at the funeral
Memorials are suggested to Home At Last Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box
144, Salvisa 40372, or to Mercer County Humane Society, 896 Mobley Road,
LANCASTER - Services for Owen Elmore, 77, of 219 W. Buford St. will
be 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. J.J. Evans. Burial
will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Cecil Dunn, Mike Logan, Aracss Buford, Walter Anderson,
Calvin Anderson and Anderson Ison.
He died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.
Born March 21, 1921, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late
John and Susie Elmore. He was widower of Jennie Overstreet Elmore. He was
a retired farmer and a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Richard Elmore of Lexington; a sister, Elizabeth
Elmore of Ohio; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Joseph D. Huston
HARRODSBURG - Services for Dr. Joseph D. Huston, 83, of Beaumont Avenue
were 11 a.m. today at McClellan Funeral Home by the Revs. Les Rust, Joseph
Muench and Sister Maria Browne O.P. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were William Patrick Huston, Suzanne Carol Huston,
Michael Keller, Kenneth Kirkland, Hughes Jones, Charlie Roach and Jimmy
Honorary pallbearers were Gus Clarke, Ed King, Garland May, Keith Britton,
Doc McKinney, James H. Moore and W. A. Miller.
He died Sunday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Joel P. Reid
HARRODSBURG - Services for Joel P. Reid, 57, of Kennedy Bridge Road
will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Chaplain
Gary Story. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Maurice Baker, Art Baker, Bobby Miller, Henry Gross,
Bob Jarlenski and Steve Kendrick.
He died Monday at his home.
Born Oct. 20, 1941, in Cincinnati, he was a son of Loretta Collins
Reid of Miami, Fla., and the late Julius Reid. He was a former employee
of Jefferson National Bank in Miami, Fla., served in the Army and was a
member of Benton Baptist Church.
Additional survivors include his wife, Marion Paradiso Reid; a daughter,
Loretta Cannada of Mercer County; a brother, Jerome Reid of Cocoa Beach,
Fla.; a sister, Joan Jarlenski of Fort Myers, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
He died Monday at his home.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral
Obituaries Dec. 30, 1998
Harrodsburg businessman, philanthropist, Roy Devine, dies
HARRODSBURG - Roy Devine, 84, of Sycamore Court, died Monday at his
David Hartman, senior minister at Harrodsburg Christian Church where
Devine was a member, called Devine ``just a very honest, likable guy.''
``He was a very independent fellow,'' Hartman said. ``He loved to joke.''
Devine was a long-time Lion's Club member, Hartman said, and ``he used
to go to `The Legend of Daniel Boone' every night to work concessions.
``He was instrumental in getting `Legend' here,'' Hartman noted.
Devine owned Harrodsburg Candy and Tobacco with Vilas Graham for many
years, and was a former Mercer County magistrate. He was a member and trustee
of Harrodsburg Christian Church and a member of Harrodsburg Lions Club.
He also was a member of Harrodsburg Tourist Commission, Mercer County Chamber
of Commerce, and had served on the founding committee of Fort Harrod Drama
Productions. He had been instrumental in forming Boy Scout troops in Mercer
County and was the first leader of Troop 127.
Devine was a philanthropist who ``did a lot of charitable things people
didn't know about.''
Fishing was one of Devine's favorite past times. Hartman said, ``He
used to go to the state fishing tournament every year with buddies.''
Bill Lester, who ran the bus station for many years where Devine was
regular, called Devine ``a real nice fellow.
``He was a nice business man and he was nice to do business with,''
Hartman said Devine was a faithful member of Harrodsburg Christian
Church for many years.
``He was a wonderful member,'' he noted. ``He was a member of the Thomas
Graves Men's Group and he was practically the lifetime treasurer.
Services for Roy Devine will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral
Chapel by the Rev. David Hartman. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Born Jan 1, 1914, in Washington County, he was a son of the late John
T. and Maude Sallee Devine.
Survivors include his wife, Venita Shewmaker Devine; a son, Tom Devine
of Harrodsburg; a daughter, Cheri Cotton of Harrodsburg; a brother, Ozro
Devine of New Albany; a sister, Frances Gilmore of Harrodsburg; five grandchildren;
two step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Doug Devine, Troy and Eric McGinnis, Craig Cotton,
Kristen Devine and John David Gilmore.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Harrodsburg Christian Church Foundation.
Charles R. Adrian
DAYTON, Ohio - Charles R. Adrian, 75, of Harrodsburg, died Saturday.
Born Feb. 20, 1923, in Zanesville, Ohio, he was a retired owner and
operator of Adrian Construction Co., and a Marine veteran of the Korean
Survivors include his wife, Velma J. Adrian; a daughter, Joanna Kreisman;
three sons, Chuck, Keith and Kurt Adrian; and eight grandchildren.
Services were scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at George C. Martin
Funeral Home. Burial is in David Cemetery.
Memorials may go to United Presbyterian Church, Harrodsburg.
Jesse W. Lane
NICHOLASVILLE - Jesse Waldon Lane, 74, of Nicholasville died Monday
at his home after a long illness.
He was a carpenter and an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Dremmea M. Lane; three daughters, Lyda
Warren of Perryville, Carol A. Montgomery of Danville, and Jessie Greer
of Michigan; two sisters, Flora Thomas and Joetta Denny, both of Harrodsburg;
11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Betts & West Funeral Home
by the Rev. Craig Ryan. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may go to Gideons Association.
Gary L. Mason
LIBERTY - Gary Lee Mason, 26, of Dry Ridge Road, died today in Liberty
of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Born Feb. 7, 1972, in Lexington, he was a son of Gary Glen Mason of
Liberty and Catherine Harris Sparks of Moulton, Ala.; and a stepson of
Other survivors include a half brother, David Mason of Liberty; grandparents,
Howard and Evelyn Mason, Floyd Harris and Emma Belle Brown, all of Liberty.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the
Rev. Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in Mason Cemetery.
Visitation is after 3 p.m. Thursday.
Grace J. Spaw
LIBERTY - Grace Jeannette Spaw, 65, of Bethelridge died Tuesday at
her home after an illness.
Born Oct. 11, 1933, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
James and Lola Elmore Spaw. She was a seamstress at Marlow Industries/Liberty
Sportswear. She was a member of Bentonville Methodist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Willadeen Davidson of Hamersville, Ohio.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at McKinney-BrownFuneral Home
by the Rev. Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in Spaw Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.