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Obituaries September 12, 1996

Louise J. McBrayer
NICHOLASVILLE - Louise Jones McBrayer, 69, of Shun Road, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
Born Jan. 9, 1927, in Casey County, she was a daughter of Sallie Marshall Bertram and the late George Bertram Sr. She was a member of Brookside Baptist Church.
Additional survivors include her husband, Herbert McBrayer; three daughters, Sally Jones Hale and Karen Jones Kleczkowski, both of Danville, and Imogene Jones Goodlett of Nicholasville; two sisters, Jo Benton of Nicholasville and Martha Dean of Stanford; two brothers, George Bertram Jr. of Stanford and Ray Bertram of London, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Cleve Jones.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Brookside Baptist Church by the Revs. DeWayne Brewer and Keith Tingle. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. today at Hager and Cundiff Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service Friday at the church.

Patsy W. VanHook
STANFORD - Services for Paulette ``Patsy'' Wade VanHook, 54, of Hustonville, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Geneva Community Church by the Rev. Ed Carman. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at home.
Born Dec. 31, 1941, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Carvan and Beatrice Sears Wade, She was an employee of Super 8 Motel in Danville and a member of Geneva Community Church.
Survivors include her husband, Darryl Keith VanHook; a son, Chris VanHook of Hustonville; three daughters, Renee Chambliss of Medina, Tenn., Reba Walls of McKinney and Lora VanHook of Hustonville; a brother, Larry Wade of Ottenheim; six sisters, Donna Allen of Stanford, Peggy Flannery of Waynesburg, Carolyn Yocum and Betty Short, both of Hustonville, Geneva Martin of Mooresville, Ind., and Lucille Smith of Springfield; and five grandsons.
Pallbearers will be Victor and Tom Flannery, Tony and Danny Short, Steve Allen, Randall and Heath Alford.
Visitation is after 3 p.m. today at the church.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, Danville.
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries September 13, 1996

Fannie C. Johnson
Fannie Case Johnson, 95, of Baughman Avenue died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born July 19, 1901, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late Lee and Belle Todd Case. She was a homemaker and a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. She was the widow of Ernest Linwood Johnson.
Survivors include a son, Ernest L. Johnson of Shepherdsville; three daughters, Allene Royalty of Danville, Desarie Daugherty of Louisville and Thelma Hinkle of Independence; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday.

Margaret F. Purvis
Margaret Faye Lister Purvis, 74, of Linetta Homes, Junction City, died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 1, 1922, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late Murley and Frances Vandaripe Tharp. She was the widow of Arthur Earl Lister and John T. Purvis. She was a retired nursing assistant with Fellowship Home where she worked for 15 years and a member of Mt. Freeman Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Roberta Zeller of Junction City, Wanda Parsons of Danville and Jeanie Belcher of Loveland, Ohio; a son, Wayne Lister, of Stanford; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jesse Thomas ``J.T.'' Lister.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Revs. Barry Harmon and Terry Cornish. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Allen Lister, Bill Zeller Jr., Jerry Welch, Tim Antle, David Zeller, Danny Whitehouse, and Barkley Lister.
Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Bernice H. Cloyd
HARRODSBURG - Bernice Hoaglin Cloyd, 100, of Beaumont Avenue died Thursday at Friendship House, Danville.
Born Sept. 7, 1897, in Lincoln, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Elwood and Lavina Hoaglin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian church.
Survivors include a sister, Stella Sanders of Illinois; a nephew, J.T. Cloyd; and three nieces, Elizabeth Hardin, Margie Caldwell and Mary Ann Tippenger.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Willisburg Cemetery by the Rev. David Hartman.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Velma Dean
LIBERTY - Velma Dean, 87, of Liberty Route 1, died Thursday at home. She was the widow of John W. "Bill" Dean. Arrangements are incomplete at Bartle Funeral Home.

Marcus L. Wesley
LIBERTY - Marcus L. Wesley, 47, of Willow Springs died Wednesday, at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington.
Born May 28, 1949, in Casey County, he was a son of Bonnie Ponder Wesley of Willow Springs and the late Hershel Eli Wesley. He was a loan officer for First Southern Bancorp, Stanford. He was a member of Willow Springs Methodist Church and attended Liberty Methodist Church.
Additional survivors include his wife, Vickie Durham Wesley; a daughter, Jennifer Siebenthaler of Lexington; a son, Rodney Wesley of Lexington; a brother, Hershel Eli Wesley II of Louisville; and a sister, Bonnie Jean Emerson of Fort Worth, Texas.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Liberty United Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Barnett. Burial will be in Willow Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Harvey Luttrell, Garland Sharp, Joe Hafley, John T. Wesley, James May, David H. Johnson, John Burl Murphy, Lee Roy Prewitt, David Bratcher and Fred Rogers.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to National Brain Tumor Foundation, 785 Market Street, Suite 1600, San Francisco, Calif., 94103.

Obituaries September 18, 1996

Viola M. Hogue
CINCINNATI - Viola M. Statham Hogue, 74, Cincinnati, died Sept. 11 at Hilldebrandt Nursing Home.
Born Nov. 21, 1921, in Yosemite, she was a daughter of the late Audie and Vada Baldock Statham. She was a homemaker and the widow of Victor Hogue.
Survivors include a son, Robert Mark Hogue, Cincinnati; a brother, Laurel L. Statham, Great Falls, Mont.; a sister, Vivian Statham Patterson, Harrodsburg; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Lee Hogue.
Services were Sept. 14 at the Dalbert & Woodruff Funeral Home by the Rev. John Gillum. Burial was in St. Joseph New Cemetery.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Clarence W. Anderson
LANCASTER - Services for Clarence Walker Anderson, 94, Dickerson Court, formerly of Preachersville, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Billy Estes. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Monday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital's extended care unit. Born July 18, 1902, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late David Mason and Lula Holtzclaw Anderson. He was a retired farmer and a member of Drakes Creek Baptist Church. He was the widower of Nannie Mae Gooch Anderson.
Survivors include three daughters, Luanna Anderson Moody of Louisville, Nancy Irene Anderson Bailey of Indianapolis and Doris Evelyn Anderson Spurlin of Preachersville; a son, Edward Wayne Anderson, Harrodsburg; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, David Lee Anderson.
Pallbearers will be Jim, Mark and Barry Spurlin, Frank Moody, David and Moman Anderson.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today. 

Obituaries September 19, 1996

Christine Ball
LANCASTER - Christine Ball, 86, Debbie Avenue, died Wednesday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. She was the widow of Thomas David Ball.
Arrangements are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.

William M. Gaines
STANFORD - William Morris Gaines, 80, Springfield, formerly of Stanford, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
Born Sept. 27, 1915, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Robert E. and Sallie McWhorter Gaines. He was former owner and operator of Gaines Furniture in Stanford and a farmer. He was a former member of Stanford and Springfield Lions Clubs and the widower of Thelma Smith Gaines.
Survivors include two daughters, Sally Campbell of Springfield and Mimi Neal Isaac of Lexington; a brother, Benjamin J. Gaines Sr., Stanford; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fox Funeral Home by the Revs. Jerry Beck and Barry Delaney. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

David Suitor
EDDYVILLE - David Walker Suitor, 17, Holiday Hills, died Saturday at Lourdes Hospital, Paducah.
Born Aug. 22, 1979, he was a son of Jim and Barbara Moore Suitor. He was a senior at Lyon County High School where he was a member of the golf, basketball and baseball teams. He was a member of the Beta Club, Pep Club, Dart, FFA, Champions Against Drugs, Mock Trial Team and an officer of the FBLA program. He was a member of the Fellowship of CHristian Athletes and Eddyville United Methodist Church.
Additional survivors include a brother, Sam Suitor, Eddyville; maternal grandparents, Bob and Carlene Moore, Boyle County; and paternal grandparents, the Rev. Joe and Mabel Suitor, Paducah.
Memorials may go to a scholarship fund: Bank of Lyon County, P.O. Box 505, Eddyville, Ky. 42038.

Obituaries September 20, 1996

Dorothy E. Elkins
MORELAND - Dorothy Evelyn Elkins, 92, of Waynesburg, died Thursday at Friendship House nursing home, Danville.
Born March 9, 1904, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Mary Craft Reece. She was a homemaker, a member of Jehovah's Witnesses, Stanford Congregation, and the widow of Arthur Elkins.
Survivors include five sons, James Walton Elkins of Kings Mountain, William Clayton Elkins of Lynn Haven, Fla., Arthur Elkins Jr. of Warren, Mich., Curtis Glen Elkins of Waynesburg and Kenneth Tillman Elkins of Newport Richey, Fla.; a daughter, Mary Faye Finley of Romulus, Mich; 38 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, John Franklin Elkins and Clement Leon Elkins.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Thompson. Burial will be in Elkins Cemetery, Lincoln County.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Joseph R. Howard
WHITESBURG - Joseph Robert Howard, 71, of Owensboro, died Wednesday at Hillcrest Health Care Center, Owensboro.
Born Aug. 6, 1925, in Daviess County, he was a son of the late Hubert and Ivetta Howard. He was a chef, a member of the Catholic Church and a Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Evelyn Howard of Owensboro; five sons, Michael Lucian Howard of Frankfort, Joseph A. ``Tony'' Howard of Frankfort, Greg Howard of Knottsville, James Lee Howard of Danville and Dennis Howard of Owensboro; two daughters, Debbie Bickett of Whitesville and Susie Cravens of Louisport; two brothers, Drury Howard and John Everett Howard, both of Owensboro; six sisters, Nina Mae Sprehl, Rosemary Duncan and Margie Cathey, all of Owensboro, Angela Clark of Tampa, Fla., Geraldine Cecil of North Carolina, Barbara Phelps of Dana, Ind.; and 21 grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's of the Woods Catholic Church, Whitesville. Burial will be in Ressurection Cemetery, Owensboro.
Visitation is after 2 p.m. today at Cecil Funeral Home, Whitesville, with prayers at 6:30 p.m.

Christine Ball
LANCASTER - Services for Christine Ball, 86, Debbie Avenue, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Bryce McCulley. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Born Jan. 22, 1910 in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late John and Eliza Naylor Clark. She was a homemaker and the widow of T.D. Ball. Survivors include a son, Russell Ball of Lancaster; a daughter, Johnetta Bubnar of Lexington; a brother, Homer Clark of Lancaster; a sister, Stella Maupin of Garrard County; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Barry Bubnar, Darrell Edgington, Kendall Barker, David Goldey, Joe Maupin and Sam Ross.
Honorary pallbearers are Cindy Holt, Russa Edgington, Leslie Barker, Stacey Goldey and Melissa Ball.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

William M. Gaines
STANFORD - Services for William Morris Gaines, 80, Springfield, formerly of Stanford, will be held 2 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home by the Revs. Jerry Beck and Barry Delaney. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
Pallbearers will be Russell and Mark Berry, Ben Gaines Jr., Davey Dennis, David Campbell and Lowell Atwood. 

Obituaries September 22, 1996

Ruth H. Cox
Ruth Hourigan Cox, 79, of Louisville died Friday at her home. She had relatives in Perryville.
A native of Marion County, she was a retired Jefferson County teacher, a volunteer for Civitan, a member of Farmdale Baptist Church and the American Federation of Teachers.
Survivors include her husband, James W. Cox Sr.; four sons, James W. Jr., Fred L. Sr., Thomas R. Sr., and Richard W. Cox; a daughter, Barbara J. Sisk; a brother, Fred Hourigan; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Highland Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road. Burial will be in Beech Fork Cemetery in Marion County.
Visitation is 1-9 p.m. today and after 11 a.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Lake Lodge.

Arthur Dunn Sr.
LANCASTER - Arthur Dunn Sr., 94, of Boones Creek Road died Saturday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital. He was the widower of Annie Kate Terrance Dunn. Arrangements are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.

Mamie B. Privette
MORELAND - Mamie Brown Privette, 73, of Hustonville died Friday at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.
Born June 21, 1923, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Dora Naylor Brown. She was a homemaker, a member of Green River Pentecostal Church, and the widow of Emerson Burl Privette.
Survivors include three daughters, Ruby Maye Maples of Lancaster, Bernice Privette of Hustonville and Brenda Sue Pittman of Middleburg; two sisters, Emma King of Hustonville and Katherine Owens of Stanford; four brothers, Wesley Brown and Vernon Brown, both of Hustonville, and Ernest Brown and J.T. Brown, both of Ottenheim; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Green River Pentecostal Church by the Revs. Rick Naylor and Gary Yocum.
Pallbearers will be Toby Maples, Ronnie Maples, Ronald Maples, Billy Berry, Link Marlow and Johnny Brown.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at the church. W.L. Prewitt Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Caitlin R. Ratliff
STANFORD - Caitlin Renee Ratliff, 6-day-old infant daughter of Fred and Jennifer Terry Ratliff of 10635 Green River Road, Hustonville, died of natural causes Saturday at her residence.
She was born Sept. 15, 1996. Additional survivors include her maternal grandparents, Larry Terry and Paula Terry, both of Hustonville; paternal grandparents, Dorcas Weeks of Valdosta, Ga., and David Ratliff of Indianapolis, Ind.; maternal great-grandparents, Lloyd and Martha Brown of Ottenheim; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Florin Luster of Hustonville.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery by the Rev. Gary King. There will no visitation. Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy E. Elkins
MORELAND - The funeral of Dorothy Evelyn Elkins, 92, of Waynesburg will be held at 2 p.m. today at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Thompson. Burial will be in Elkins Cemetery, Lincoln County. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Elkins died Thursday at Friendship House nursing home, Danville.

Obituaries September 24, 1996

Kavin Baker
PERRYVILLE - Kavin Baker, 25, Washington County, died Monday at Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown. He was a son of William Richard and Bonnie Baker, Parksville. Arrangement are incomplete at Wilder Funeral Home.

John A. Floyd WAYNESBURG - John Aaron Floyd, 83, Kings Mountain, died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.
Born June 22, 1913, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Cornelius and Ethel Bastin Floyd. He was a retired merchant of 25 years and a farmer. He was a lifetime member and deacon of Walltown Christian Church, a Kentucky Colonel and a graduate of Kings Mountain High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University. He was the widower of Jewell Estes Floyd.
Survivors include a son, John Carroll Floyd, Lexington; two daughters, Sue Reynolds of Versailles and Linda Clark of Walltown; a brother, Vernon Floyd, Stanford; and four grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Walltown Christian Church by the Rev. Erwin Ray. Burial will be in Salyers Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff, Ronald, Randall, Wayne and Fred Floyd and Todd Clark.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home.

William A. Gifford
WAYNESBURG - William Alvin Gifford, 52, Waynesburg, died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital, Stanford.
Born June 15, 1944, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Carl and Audrey Smith Gifford. He was an employee of Lincoln County Road Department where he worked 23 years and a member of Redemption Road Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Anitia Gilpin Gifford; four sons, Timothy Gifford, David Anthony Gifford and Tramps Gifford, all of Kings Mountain, and Alvin Wayne Gifford, Waynesburg; a daughter, Tammy Michelle Marples, Liberty; a stepson, Timothy Carrier, McKinney; three stepdaughters, Peggy Green of Junction City, Wilma Bunch of Kings Mountain and Claudia Russell of Liberty; four brothers, Russell, Franklin, Robert and Donnie Gifford, all of McKinney; a sister, Connie Buis, Yosemite; five grandchildren; and a great grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Green River Pentecostal Church by the Rev. Rick Naylor. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Ray Brown, Bobby Brown, Madison Gooch, Doyle Davis, Donald Estes and Sherman Williams.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at the church.
W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Price
STANFORD - Clarence Price, 81, Crab Orchard, died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was the widower of Ruth Jane Shaw Price. Arrangements are incomplete at Fox Funeral Home.

Betty A. Wethington
LIBERTY - Betty Ann Wethington, 51, Liberty, died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 21, 1945, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Ethel Wilkinson Combest. She was a former secretary and homemaker, a member of Liberty First Christian Church and Order of Eastern Star 31.
Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Wethington; two sons, Scott Wethington of Dunnville and Bryan Wethington of Liberty; a daughter, Tracy Corn, Mt. Salem; two brothers, Glen Combest of Louisville and Jimmy Combest of Florida; a sister, Ada Weddle, Liberty; and four grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Homer Hecht. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Casey County Youth Community Center.

Alice C. Hafley
Services for Alice Coffman Hafley, 80, formerly of Arnold Tower, will be 2 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by G.W. Smith Jr. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
She died Saturday at Charleston Health Care Center.
Born Aug. 12, 1916, in Ellisburg, she was a daughter of the late Logan and Ida Hafley Coffman. She was a member, active worker and piano player for Ellisburg Baptist Church for many years. She was the widow of Carl Hafley.
Survivors include two daughters, Joan Ellis and Gail Graybeal, both of Danville; a son, Lyle Hafley, Stanford; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mitch and Matthew Ellis, Mike Lowry, Thomas Mills, Eugene Hafley and David Swartzlander.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.

Jessie F. Richards
Services for Jessie Elizabeth Frye Richards, 89, Duncan Hill, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Hill. Burial will be in Hill Dale Cemetery.
She died Sunday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.
Born Aug. 24, 1907, in Danville, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Barnes. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, Second and Walnut. She was a member of the Progressive Club and a Sunday School teacher.
Survivors include her husband, Fred Richards; a stepdaughter, Johnetta Frye Cobb, Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Malvena Bedinger and Lenora Bedinger, both of Danville; seven stepchildren; and a grandchild.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur Dunn Sr.
LANCASTER - Services for Arthur Dunn Sr., 94, Boones Creek Road, will be 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church by the Rev. Bob Brown. Burial will be in Lancaster-Duncantown Cemetery.
He died Saturday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born June 23, 1902, in Garrard County, he was a retired farmer and a member, deacon and former treasurer of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. He was a former member of Farmers Home Administration board of directors and the widower of Annie Kate Terrance Dunn.
Survivors include a son, Arthur Louis Dunn Jr., Lancaster; four daughters, Dorothy Baugh and Ruth Ford, both of Chicago, Margaret Alcorn of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Johnnie Moss of Lancaster; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home.


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