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Obituaries March 16, 1999

Lillian L. Israel
Lillian Lanigan Israel, 81, of South Fourth Street, died Monday in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.
Born April 18, 1917, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Josiah and Ruth Ellison Singleton. She was a retired seamstress for Palm Beach Co., a member of Parlor Grove Baptist Church, Waynesburg, and the widow of Owen Lanigan.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde Israel; three sons, Jack Lanigan of Somerset, Kenneth Lanigan of Danville and Roy Lanigan of Hustonville; two daughters, Betty Young of Waynesburg and Jearlena Darland of Stanford; a stepson, David Israel of Dayton; two stepdaughters, Mary Owens and Carolyn Pickel, both of Dayton; 12 grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Parlor Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. 

Gertrude Camic
HARRODSBURG - Gertrude Camic, 91, of Garden Springs Drive, Lexington, died there Monday.
Born Feb. 7, 1908, in Harrodsburg, she was a daughter of the late Henderson and Hattie Cosby Camic. She was a retired teacher and bookkeeper, member of Southern Hills Methodist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Cleo Camic of Harrodsburg; and nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Mark Girard. 
There will be no visitation.
Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Jessie M. Crabtree
CRAB ORCHARD - Jessie M. Crabtree, 91, of Charleston Health Care Center, formerly of Stanford, died Monday in Danville. 
Born June 19, 1907, in Rockcastle County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Molly Trexel Davidson. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God. She was the widow of Albert Crabtree.
Survivors include two sons, Earl ``Red'' and Oscar Reynolds, both of Stanford; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by Curt Herrington. Burial will be in Belleview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Billy Wilson, J.C. and Elmer Martin, Virgil Durham, Charles Walls and Junior Davidson.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today. 

Joseph R. Estes
LOUISVILLE - Joseph R. Estes Sr., 73, of Louisville, died Sunday at Baptist Hospital East.
He was a retired minister of Beechwood Baptist Church and former minister of Salt River Baptist Church, Danville. He was a former board member of Baptist Home Missions and a former missionary having served in Ruschliken, Switzerland.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Trout Estes; a daughter, Kathy Wilkerson of Fort Worth; three sons, Tim Estes of Warsaw, Mark Estes of Louisville and Phillip Estes of Berea; a sister, Marie Stopher of Louisville; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Beechwood Baptist Church. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Visitation will be after 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. 
Pearson's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may go to the Beechwood church memorial fund. 

Sam D. Sheperson
HARRODSBURG - Sam D. Sheperson, 92, of East Poplar Street, died Monday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born May 7, 1906, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Jim and Addie Owens Sheperson. He was a retired carpenter and the widower of Nora J. Baker Sheperson. He was a member of Hedgeville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, and a member of Carpenter's Local Union 1650.
Survivors include two daughters, Beatrice Hall and Loretta Sadler, both of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Robert and Wallace Sheperson, both of Harrodsburg; four sisters, Loraine Burns of Burgin, Sada and Molly Carey, both of Lexington, Isabell Cummins of Salina, Tenn.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and six step great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Sam D. Sheperson Jr.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. John Cato and Bill Hall. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gerald, Bobby, Mike and Sheperson, Jim Burns, Bruce Carry, and Jerry Gray.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may go to Hedgeville Baptist Church Building Fund. 

Donald M. Potts
Services for Donald M. Potts, 59, of Goggin Lane, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Revs. Walter Langdon and C.W. Williams. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery.
He died Monday at his home.
Born July 21, 1939, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Earl B. and Hattie Conder Potts. He was a retired farmer and former employee of RCA Record Factory in Richmond, Ind.
Survivors include two daughters, Dee Dee Dotson of Iowa, and Aunica Potts of Indiana; a son, Gary Potts of Phoenix, Ariz.; four sisters, Louise Lanham and Mabel Blair, both of Danville, Nancy Langdon of Kennesaw, Ga., and Lois Evans of Lexington; two brothers, Charles and Bobby Potts, both of Danville; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Chuck, David, and Mitchell Potts, Nathan Lanham, Colin Williams and Anthony Evans.
Honorary pallbearers are Charlie and David Grubbs, Lewis Sargeant, Sam Stoudemayer, Bluger Yocum and James Evans.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today. 

Everett Talbott
Services for Everett ``Zeb'' Talbott, 64, of Albany Circle, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Oscar Mayes. Burial will be in Manse Cemetery, Paint Lick.
He died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 13, 1935, in Rockcastle County, he was a son of Alreck and Nellie Thomas Talbott. He was a retired master plumber for Centre College and a member of Junction City United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Helen K. Talbott; two sons, Shane Talbott and Jason B. Talbott, both of Danville; three daughters, Sally James of Danville, Jo Ann Metcalf of Lincoln County, and Darla Miller of Lancaster; a brother, Ed Talbott of Van Buren, Ark.; five sisters, Christine Townsend of Nicholasville, Faye Preston, Freda Preston and Jeanette Hoskins, all of Mitchellsburg, and Betty Talbott of Eastern Kentucky; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Doug and Gordon King, John T. Edwards, Chester Kavanaugh, Millard Warren, Ricky and Jeff Preston and Jeff Hicks. Honorary pallbearer is Johnny R. King.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may go to American Cancer Society. 

Lloyd E. Swickard
HARRODSBURG - Services for Lloyd E. ``Ted'' Swickard, 59, of South College Street, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Berea Christian Church by the Rev. Gary Allen. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
He died Saturday in Burlington, N.C.
Born Jan. 21, 1940, in Indianapolis, he was a son of Alice Benjamin of Indianapolis and the late Carl Swickard. He was a cook and a member of Berea Christian Church.
Other survivors include a son, T.J. Swickard of Danville; a stepson, Gerry ``Bo'' Olsen of Burlington; three stepdaughters, Joyce L. Sharp of Burlington, Jennie R. Penland of Indianapolis and Laura Lannan of Noblesville, Ind.; three brothers, Robert ``Bud'' Swickard of New Whiteland, Ind., Richard ``Jack'' Swickard of Seattle and Carl Swickard Jr. of Indianapolis.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. 

Obituaries March 17, 1999

Mary E. Cheatham
Mary Elliott Cheatham, 92, formerly of Beech Street, died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born July 3, 1906, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late David and Nannie B. Moore Evans. She was a homemaker and a member of Salt River Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Everett L. Cheatham of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Elisha M. Cheatham and Ralph Cheatham.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Alzheimer's Foundation. 

Hugo Evans
LIBERTY - Hugo Evans, 82, of Crockett Road, Dunnville, died Monday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington.
Born March 22, 1916, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Claude and Ona Crockett Evans. He was a retired farmer and saw mill operator, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Overstreet Evans; eight sons, Ronnie, Greg and Roger Evans, all of Dunnville, Jimmy Evans of Hustonville, Danny and Ricky Evans, both of Liberty, and Darrell Evans of Hope, Ind.; a daughter, Wanda Lenck of Lafayette, Ind.; a half sister, Christine Ferry of Windsor; 25 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Darren Gillespie. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Ralph Evans
LIBERTY - Ralph Evans, 80, of Dunnville, died Monday at Casey County Hospital.
Born May 21, 1918 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Ernest and Montie Bell Evans. He was a retired farmer and a member of Green River Valley Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Atwood Evans; a son, Winford Evans of Dunnville; a stepson, David Burton of Columbia; two stepdaughters, Sandra Miniard and Michelle Mann of Columbia; five brothers, Roy and Mac Evans, both of Cincinnati, Earl, Delmar and R.C. Evans, all of Liberty; four sisters, Ruth Tucker, Lillian Southerland and Jean Holt, all of Liberty, and Cloe King of Harrodsburg; 10 grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Brent Piatt. Burial will be in Green River Valley Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today. 

Margaret O. Lewis
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Margaret Overton Lewis, 75, of St. Paul's Place, N.C., died Monday at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
Born Sept. 8, 1923, in Clinton, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Preston and Nell Blackburn Lewis. She was an artist and art teacher, a decorator and gift shop owner. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Pegram Helton of Danville; a son, Chauncey M. Pegram III of Greensboro, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church by the Rev. Donald P. Goodheart.
Memorials may go to the church, 520 Summit St., Winston-Salem, N.C., 27101; YWCA Project New Start, 1201 Glade, St., Winston-Salem; or Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem.
J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Bessie Wilcher
MORELAND - Bessie Wilcher, 104, of Junction City, died Tuesday at Harrodsburg Health Care Center.
Born Jan 18, 1895, in Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late Nelson and Fannie Linthicem Wilcher. She was a homemaker and a member of Junction City United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a great-nephew, Bud Trayner of Stanford; and additional great-nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hustonville Cemetery by the Rev. Henderson Goins. 
There will be no visitation.
W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Russell Wilson
LIBERTY - Russell Wilson, 49, of Liberty, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, of natural causes.
Born Nov. 14, 1949 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Walter and Eula Mae Thomas Wilson. 
Survivors include a sister, Brenda Jenkins of Nashville, Tenn.; four brothers, Junior and Randy Wilson both of Liberty, Jean Wilson of Elkhorn and James Wilson of Danville; 
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hardin Cemetery, Adair County, by the Rev. Jesse Rogers.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Lacy M. Woods
Services for Lacy Meaux Woods, 59, of Lexington, formerly of Danville, will be noon Thursday at St. James AME Church by the Rev. Keith Mays. (Note time change.) Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the church. 

Lillian L. Israel
Services for Lillian Lanigan Israel, 81, of South Fourth Street, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Parlor Grove Baptist Church, Waynesburg. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
She died Monday in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.
Pallbearers will be Ricky and Roger Young, Tony Lanigan, Chris Carey, Paul Stewart and Stanley Sanders.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home and after noon Thursday at the church. 

Carl H. Ernst
STANFORD - Services for Carl Harding Ernst, 77, of U.S. 27 south, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Fox Funeral Home by Jimmy Jenkins. Burial will be in K.P. Hall Cemetery with military rites by Caswell Saufley Post 18 of the American Legion.
He died Monday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington. 
Born Jan. 27, 1922, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Barney and Bernetta Ballard Ernst. He was a retired farmer and custodian and Kings Mountain Elementary School, a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivor include his wife, Ivagene Williams Ernst; two sons, James B. Ernst of Winchester and Robert A. Ernst of Kings Mountain; two daughters, Debra L. Ernst of Waynesburg and Sharon G. Neal of Byrdstown, Tenn.; a brother, David Ernst of Stanford; a sister, Geneva Skeen of Waynesburg; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mark and Dwight Williams, Larry Reynolds, Donald Dunaway, Nick and Josh Ernst and Steven Cook.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Sam D. Sheperson
HARRODSBURG - Services for Sam D. Sheperson, 92, of East Poplar Street, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. John Cato and Bill Hall. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Monday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Pallbearers will be Gerald, Bobby and Mike Sheperson, Jim Burns, Bruce Carry, and Jerry Gray.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Hedgeville Baptist Church Building Fund. 

Roy L. Taylor
HARRODSBURG - Services for Roy L. Taylor, 75, of Burgin, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Don Releford. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery with military rites.
He died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born April 10, 1923, in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Arthur and Alice McGuire Taylor. He was a heavy equipment specials for the state Transportation Cabinet, a member of Shawnee Run Baptist Church and am Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Lee Bailey Taylor; two daughters, Anna Rose Chilton of Frankfort, and Mary Catherine Goodlett of Burgin; a brother, Everett Taylor of Lexington; two sisters, Roberta Taylor of Edison, N.J., and Barbara Fruch of Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mike Goodlett, Kevin Arrasmith, Eric Kelly, John Shouse, Steven Proctor and Eddie Jenkins.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.

Obituaries March 18, 1999

Former partner in Beard implement dies in traffic crash 
Ruth T. Beard
LIBERTY - Ruth T. Beard, 83, of Taylor Street, a former local businesswoman, 
died Tuesday in an auto accident in Danville. 
She was retired Beard Implement Co. partner for 30 years, a first grade teacher in Casey County and was active in 4-H. She also was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church and a Kentucky Colonel. Born May 19, 1915, in Casey County she was a daughter of the late John and Levona Riggins Tarter.
Survivors include two sons, John E. Beard Jr. and Micah S. Beard, both of Liberty; two daughters, Rebecca Wesley and Debra R. Beard, both of Liberty; three brothers, Artis Tarter of Liberty, Delmer Tarter of Danville and Curtis Tarter of Louisville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Liberty United Methodist Church by the Revs. Walter Arnold, Barclay Brown and Ray Brinagar. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joe Wesley, Mark and Kyle Beard, Roger Elliott, Mont Tarter and Buck Neal.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Friday. 

Edna P. Houchins
WAYNESBURG - Edna Lee Phillips Houchins, 60, of Waynesburg, died Wednesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Born Sept. 7, 1938, in Perry County, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Hazel Campbell Phillips. She was a 21-year employee of American Greetings Co.
Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Davis of Waynesburg, Lisa Elmore of Hustonville and Pamela Selm of Amelia, Ohio; three brothers, Ernie Phillips of Waynesburg, Bill Phillips of Corbin and David Phillips of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Virginia Montgomery of Cincinnati; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by David Gambrel. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday. 

Gertrude H. Saylor
CRAB ORCHARD - Gertrude Hopkins Saylor, 84, of Ky. 39, died Wednesday.
Born May 21, 1914, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Oliver and Alice Shelton Hopkins. She was a retired restaurant operator and attended Beech Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Reed Saylor; a daughter, Barbara Sue Lunsford of Crab Orchard; two brothers, Earl V. Hopkins of Milford, Ohio, and Shelby Hopkins of Mason, Ohio; three sisters, Alene Ball of Norwood, Ohio, Frances J. Swann of Kansas City, Mo., and Norma Brown of Goshen, Ohio; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Jane Saylor; and a son, Earl E. ``Sleepy'' Saylor.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by Gary Story and Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, 337 W. Broadway, Danville 40422. 

Mary E. Cheatham
Services for Mary Elliott Cheatham, 92, formerly of Beech Street, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Bausum. Burial is in Bellevue Cemetery 
He died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers are Mark, Todd and Matthew Cheatham, Dan Hays, Raymond Montgomery, Robert Benge, Phillip and L.P. Evans.
Memorials may go to Alzheimer's Foundation. 

Sherman Combs
WAYNESBURG - Services for Sherman Combs, 91, of Waynesburg, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Vola Brown. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born June 29, 1907, in Perry County, he was a son of the late Armina Combs. He was a retired sawmill worker, a Kentucky Colonel and the widower of Mary Ann Napier Combs.
Survivors include five sons, Ray Combs of Waynesburg, Dean Combs of Versailles, Gene Combs of Lexington, Gary Combs of Burgin and Doug Combs of Hustonville; eight daughters, Frances Smith of Lexington, Faye McConnell of Delaware, Ohio, Linda McKinney of Danville, Freida Smith of Lancaster, Audrey, Lisa and Sharon Combs, all of Stanford, and Carolyn Petrey of Crab Orchard; 34 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sons.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday. 

Fay S. Salyers
WAYNESBURG - Services for Fay Singleton Salyers, 78, of Laurel, Md., formerly of Waynesburg, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Double Springs Cemetery.
She died Tuesday in Laurel.
Born Nov. 11, 1920, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Minta Reynolds Singleton. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Olive Christian Church. She was the widow of Glynn Salyers.
Survivors include a son, Richard L. Salyers of Spokane, Wash.; a daughter, Glynda K. Berry of Laurel, Md.; a brother, Harold Singleton of Waynesburg; a sister, Virginia Emerson of Portersville, Calif.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may go to American Cancer Society. 

Ruby B. Thompson
LANCASTER - Services for Ruby Baird Thompson, 80, of Crab Orchard Road, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Revs. Bob Rush and Bill Pack. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at Central Baptist Hospital Lexington.
Born Dec. 17, 1918, in Berea, she was a daughter of the late Silas L. and Verna Hammonds Baird. She was a retired Garrard County teacher and a former member of the Kentucky and national education associations. She was the widow of Maurice Thompson and a member of Drakes Creek Baptist Church, Preachersville.
Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Halloran of Lexington; a son, John M. Thompson of Lancaster; a sister, Georgia Ballard of Lancaster; two brothers, Silas L. Baird of Pulaski County and Andrew C. Baird of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and two granddaughters.
Pallbearers will be Carl Carter, E.J. Hasty, J.W. Holtzclaw, Bobby Powell, Lloyd Moberly, Bill Hammons and Raymond Thompson Jr.
Honorary pallbearers are Betty Metcalf, Verna Mae Smith, Freda Lane, Helen Eden, Jewell Callis, Lelia Hammons, Bernice East and Rodi Kurtz.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Kidney Foundation of Central Kentucky, Suite B, 2417 Regency Road, Lexington, 40503.


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