Obituaries September 25, 1996
Luther L. Brown
MORELAND - Luther L. Brown, 87, Hustonville, died Tuesday at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. Arrangements are incomplete
at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.
LIBERTY - Lawrence Layton, 75, Yosemite, died Tuesday at Veterans Administration
Medical Center, Lexington.
Born June 2, 1921, in Columbus, Ohio, he was a son of the late Harry
and Stella Aires Layton. He was a retired truck driver, and an Army veteran
of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Gregory Layton; two sons, Mike Layton
of Columbus, Ohio, and Mike Stevens of Liberty; four daughters, Debbie
Cochran of Liberty and Tina Merritt, Kim Miller and Lisa Norman, all of
Yosemite; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Doug
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by
the Rev. Darren Godbey. Burial with military rites will be in Blue John
Cemetery, Pulaski County.
Visitation is after 6;30 p.m. today.
Viola B. Palo
CRAB ORCHARD - Viola Brooks Palo, 87, Crab Orchard, died Tuesday at
Charleston Healthcare Center, Danville.
Born July 18, 1909, in Rockcastle County, she was a daughter of the
late Richard Emmitt and Mattie Turner Brooks. She was a retired employee
of Chrysler Automotive Corp. and a member of Watts Chapel Baptist Church.
She was the widow of Jacob E. Palo.
Survivors include a son, Richard L. Garner, Crab Orchard, and a sister,
Mae King, Lexington. She was preceded in death by a son, Arnold A. Garner.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by
Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Margaret F. Pollard
LANCASTER - Margaret Frances Pollard, 97, Boones Creek Road, widow
of Moat Pollard, died Tuesday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements
are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.
RUSSELL SPRINGS - Edsel Woody, 69, Windsor, died Monday in a plane
crash in Casey County.
Born Sept. 5, 1927, in Marion, N.C., he was a son of the late Burley
and Marguerite Woody. He was a retired steel mill employee and attended
Dunnville Church of God.
Survivors include a daughter, Shelly Glover, Wyandotte, Mich., and
five stepchildren, Ulah Stevenson, Glenn Taylor, Carol Cook, Jesse Taylor
and Linda Martin.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bernard Funeral Home by the Rev.
Visitation is 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Kavin N. Baker
PERRYVILLE - Services for Kavin Neal Baker, 25, Whites Road, Macville,
will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Edwards.
Burial will be in Mitchellsburg Church of God Cemetery.
He died Monday, apparently of suicide, at Flaget Memorial Hospital,
Born Oct. 19, 1970, in Fayette County, he was a son of Richard and
Bonnie Simpson Baker of Parksville. He was a former employee of Donnelly
Corp. and a member of Mitchellsburg Baptist Church.
Other survivors are three sons, Tyler Baker of Danville and Neal and
Jacob Baker, both of Moreland; a sister, Angela Henson, Parksville; and
a brother, Jerry Baker, Parksville.
Pallbearers will be Donald Baker, Sammy Baker Jr., James Baker, Marion
King, Randy Steele and Ronnie Steele.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Arthur Dunn Sr
. LANCASTER - Services for Arthur Dunn Sr., 94, Boones Creek Road,
will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church by the Rev.
Bob Brown. Burial will be in Lancaster-Duncantown Cemetery.
Born June 23, 1902, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Henrietta
Dunn. He was a retired farmer and a member, deacon and former treasurer
of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. He was a former board member of Farmers
Survivors include a son, Arthur L. Dunn Jr., Lancaster; four daughters,
Dorothy Baugh and Ruth Ford, both of Chicago; Margaret Alcorn of Cincinnati,
and Johnnie Moss of Lancaster; a sister, Gracie Scott, Lancaster; six grandchildren;
and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home.
STANFORD - Services for Clarence Price, 81, Crab Orchard, will be 2
p.m. Thursday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Ronald Harp. Burial will
be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 19, 1914, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Ben
and Dovie Wilson Price. He was a retired farmer, a member of Beech Grove
Baptist Church and the widower of Ruth Jane Shaw Price.
Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Jo Severance, Crab Orchard; three
brothers, Gaines and Hobart Price, both of Crab Orchard, and Carlos Price,
Lancaster; two sisters, Jewel Lunsford and Ina Peel, both of Crab Orchard;
two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bill Severance Jr., Lee Anderson, Logan Price,
Ted Carter, Jimmy Calloway, Billy Shaw Blankenship and Tom Blankenship.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Obituaries September 29, 1996
Dr. Benjamin Asher Jennings
STANFORD - The funeral for Dr. Benjamin Asher Jennings, 95, of 116
Phillips Court will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Fox Funeral Home
with the Revs. Larry Vickers and Jerry Beck officiating. Burial will be
in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Thursday at the Extended Care Unit of the Fort Logan Hospital.
He served as dentist in Stanford of 47 years. A 1924 graduate of Berea
College, he was a 1932 graduate of the University of Louisville School
of Dentistry and was a member of Delta Sigma Delta. He had been on the
medical staff of Fort Logan Hospital and was past president of the Bluegrass
Dental Society. He was a life member of the American Dental Association
and served 12 years as a member of the Lincoln County Board of Health.
He was a charter member of the Stanford Lions Club, and was a former
member of the Central Kentucky Orchid Society.
Born June 12, 1901, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late John
Richard Jennings and Nanny Asher Jennings. He was a member of the Harris
Memorial United Methodist Church. He was the widower of Cathryn B. Jennings.
He is survived by a niece, Agnes Jennings Loftin of Newport News, Va.;
and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jack Withrow, Marvin Cornett, Jimmy Williams, Guy
Hart, Alfred Harris Pence, Otis Cave and Hugh Helm.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today.
Memorials are suggested to Berea College.
MARION - Easley Hill, 62, of Marion, father of a Danville woman, died
Thursday at the Crittenden Hospital.
Born June 24, 1934, in Crittenden County, he was the son of the late
Frank and Maybell Hill. A farmer, he was a member of the Sugar Grove Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, the 4-H Council, and was a former director of the
Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce and the Extension District Board.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Hill, Marion; a son, Stephen Hill,
Marion; a daughter, Jennifer Little, Danville; a sister, Mona Faye Curry,
Providence; and two grandchildren.
Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. CST today at the Gilbert Funeral Home
by the Revs. Charles Brantley and John Conn. Burial was in the Sugar Grove
Memorial are suggested to the Sugar Grove Church Cemetery Fund in care
of: Rose Hill, 7255 SR 120, Marion, KY 42064 or Maudie Summers, 197 Quarry
Road, Marion, KY 42064.
Jesse Lynn, 81, 118 East Broadway died Friday at his residence after
a short illness.
Born March 6, 1915, he was a native of Lincoln County. He was the son
of the late Lewis and Laura Woods Lynn. A veteran of World War II, he was
a retired laborer. He was the widower of Hortense Fortune Lynn.
He is survived by a stepdaughter, Juanita Simpson of Danville; two
stepsons, Myron Fortune of Danville and Herbert Fortune of Florida; a niece,
Wanda Higgins of Cincinnati; and nephew, Glair Lynn, Danville.
Services will be held at noon Tuesday at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home
Chapel by the Rev. David Chenault. Burial will be in the Camp Nelson National
Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday.
Loraine P. Jackson
Loraine Pittman Jackson, 81, of 2345 Bluegrass Pike died Saturday at
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born March 24, 1915, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the
late Albert and Georgia Hendren Pittman. The widow of Bird Jackson, she
was a homemaker. She was a member of the Salt River Baptist Church where
she had served as a Sunday School teacher, and was director of the Women's
Missionary Union and Vacation Bible School.
She is survived by a daughter, Marie Followell of Danville; a son,
George Lee Jackson of Danville; a sister, Lydia Hill, Danville; three grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Salt River Baptist Church
with the Revs. Ed Orberson and Bob Bausum officiating. Burial in Bellevue
Visitation will be at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home from 4-9 p.m. today
and at the church after 11 a.m. Monday.
Memorials are suggested to the Danville-Boyle County Rescue Squad.
Dallas A. Butler
HARRODSBURG - Dallas A. Butler, 77, of 544 Belmont St. died Friday
at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born July 22, 1919, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late
Armpie and Naomi Claunch. She was a retired inspector for Corning Glass
in Harrodsburg. She had attended Benton Baptist Church for several years
and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church. She was the widow of
James Rupert Butler.
Survivors include a son, Donnie Butler, Harrodsburg; four grandchildren;
and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Alexander & Royalty
Funeral with James Harley officiating. Burial will be in the Patterson
Cemetery in Mercer County.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Monday.
Perpie H. Gallagher
LANCASTER - Perpie Hardwick Gallagher, 93, of Crab Orchard Street died
Friday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born May 10, 1903, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late
Frank and Minnie Humphrey Hardwick. A retired employee of Cowden Manufacturing
in Lancaster, she was a member of Lancaster Baptist Church. She was the
widow of William E. Gallagher. She was also preceded in death by a daughter
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. J.D. (Helen) Ray of Lancaster; a
son, Vernon ``Pat'' Gallagher of Lancaster; a sister, Flossie Tuttle of
Lancaster; a brother, Virgil Hardwick of Danville; and one grandson.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev.
Bob Rush. Burial will be in the Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ivan Miracle, Earl Smith, Joe Huffman, Charles
Hardwick, Bobby Hardwick and Willie P. Hardwick.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today.
William F. Wray
MORELAND - William Frank Wray, 58, of Bowen Road, Stanford, died Friday
at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville after an illness.
Born July 4, 1938, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Ira
and Ethel Coffman Wray. He was a construction worker, a farmer and was
a Methodist. He was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Griffitts Wray; a son, William Scott
Wray of Stanford; three brothers, Leonard, Lawrence and Wayne Wray, all
of Stanford; two sisters, Elsie Wilson of Mitchellsburg and Bobbie Jean
Matherly of Junction City; and a granddaughter.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home
by the Rev. Morris McCawley. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.
Donna M. Sibley
MORELAND - The funeral place for Donna Marie Sibley, 14, of Black Pike,
Hustonville has been moved to Moreland First Baptist Church. Services will
be held at 2 p.m. today by the Rev. Glenn Johnson.
She died Wednesday after being struck by a train in Moreland.
W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Nellie A. Simms
WAYNESBURG - The funeral for Nellie Pearl Adington Simms, 88, of 179
Mason Ave., Danville, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Barnett & Demrow
Funeral Home by the Rev. E.V. Carrier. Burial will be in Double Springs
She died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers are Neil Carrier, Terry Campbell, Derek Sims, Kevin Goodlett,
Eric Banker and Chris Franklin. Honorary pallbearers are Barry Hindman,
Robert Baker, Len Goodpaster, Jamie Noel, Don Sever, Tony Franklin, John
Robinson and Norman Adington.
Visitation is at the funeral home.
Obituaries October 1, 1996
CRAB ORCHARD - Louise Price, 63, Lancaster Street, died Monday of injuries
suffered in an automobile accident near Stanford.
Born May 10, 1933, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late
Ray and Ila Hunter Price. She was an employee of Wal-Mart in Stanford where
she worked for eight years. She was a member of Crab Orchard Christian
Church and Christian Ladies Fellowship Group. She was a primary Sunday
School teacher for 40 years.
Survivors include a sister, Ida Lee Farmer, Crab Orchard, and two brothers,
Lowell Price of Cincinnati and Wayne Price of Crab Orchard.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by
the Rev. Rex Dunning. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. Wednesday until the
Dorothy M. Wilcher
MORELAND - Dorothy Merritt Wilcher, 84, Hustonville, died Monday at
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 22, 1911, in Pulaski County, she was a daughter of the late
Ernest and Matilda Mounce Merritt. She was a homemaker and with her husband
formerly operated Jim Wilcher Sanitary Market. She was a member of Lincoln
County Seniors Group, Young at Heart Group, and Hustonville Baptist Church.
She was the widow of James F. Wilcher.
Survivors include six daughters, Trudy Davis of Silvis, Ill., Deloris
Pendergraft of Hustonville, Matilda Price of DeQueen, Ark., Vivian Spahr
of Stanford, Diane Cook of Somerset and Sandy Chandler of Fayetteville,
N.C.; two sons, Grover C. Wilcher of Dallas, Ga., and James F. Wilcher
Jr. of Harrodsburg; a sister, Hazel Goodpaster, Marion, Ind.; 21 grandchildren;
18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. She was preceded in
death by a son.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hustonville Baptist Church by
the Revs. Greg Nimmo and Harold Thompson. Burial will be in Hustonville
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to Hustonville Baptist Church.
Obituaries October 3, 1996
Boyd H. Snow Jr.
Boyd Hammon Snow Jr., 52, Old Ottenheim Road, died Tuesday of injuries
received in an automobile accident in Lincoln County.
Born Aug. 6, 1944, in Danville he was a son of the late Boyd and Maudie
Johnson Snow. He was an employee of Danville Wholesale Tire.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Herring Snow; a daughter, Anna Montgomery
of Junction City; two sons, Boyd "Buster" Snow III and Ricky Kelly Snow,
both of Junction City; a brother, Tommy Snow of Junction City; four sisters,
Romona Walker of Junction City, Peggy King of Moreland, Alice Stephens
of Orange Texas, and Bonnie Routt of Virginia Beach, Va.; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the
Rev. Barry Harmon. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
James T. Marshall
CINCINNATI - James Thomas Marshall, 84, Cincinnati, died Sept. 27 at
a hospice facility there.
Born Oct. 26, 1911, in Danville, he was a son of the late John H. and
Florence Hughes Marshall. He was a former employee of Ford Motor Company.
Survivors include a son, Tyrone Marshall, Cincinnati; two daughters,
Laverne Davie and Denise Marshall, both of Cincinnati; and a sister, Ella
Mae Marshall, Danville.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Joseph R. Garr Funeral Home. Burial
will be in Vine Street Cemetery.
Visitation is 10 a.m. Friday until the service.
Lucille L. Neff
LIBERTY - Lucille Lynn Neff, 66, Indianapolis, died Tuesday at St.
Frances Hospital, Beech Grove, Ind.
She was a daughter of Ola M. Lynn of Indianapolis and the late Ira
B. Lynn. She was a retired machine operator for Rise Paper Company and
formerly worked for Stark and Wetzel. She was a member of Plainfield Holiness
Additional survivors include four sons, Randall E., Mitchell T., and
Timothy S. Neff, all of Indianapolis, and Ronald M. Neff of Plainfield,
Ind; two brothers, Lowell Lynn of Monrovia, Ind., and Gary Lynn of Liberty;
two sisters, Lois Beck of Louisville and Geraldine Francis of Danville,
Ind.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be noon Saturday in Wilson Cemetery, Casey
Visitation will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Bartle Funeral Home.
Gladys B. Best
HARRODSBURG - Services for Gladys Bishop Best, 78, Greenbriar Drive,
will be 1 p.m. Friday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev.
Paul Readnour. Burial will be in Peters Cemetery, Mackville.
She died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born April 5, 1918, in Washington County, she was a daughter of the
late Roy E. and Minnie Taylor Bishop.
She was a homemaker and member of Mackville Baptist Church where she
taught Sunday School for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Best; a special niece, Jana C.
Peavler of Harrodsburg; two half brothers, R.D. Bishop and Raymond Bishop,
both of Fern Creek; and a sister, Ethel Burkhead of Springfield.
Pallbearers will be Roy Burkhead, Bruce Burkhead, Eugene E. Bishop,
Ralph Gary Bishop, Craig Peavler and Mike Bishop.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. Friday until the service.
HARRODSBURG - Services for A.E. "June" Gambill, 73, Curdsville Road,
Burgin, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by
the Revs. Lester Tyree and Charles Scott. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery,
He died Tuesday at Kentucky Veterans Center, Wilmore.
Born Jan. 10, 1923, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Arbie
L. and Cynthia Sparks Gambill. He was a retired meat cutter for Foodtown
in Lexington, and had served in the Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Slone Gambill; two daughters, Sissy
``Layne'' Tipton of Burgin and Carol ``Lindsey'' Prebble of Lexington;
a son, Donald W. Gambill of Lexington; three sisters, Opal Boggs of Ashland,
Ottie Mae Slone of London and Myrtle Boggs of Pickerington, Ohio; and a
Pallbearers will be Mike Gartin, Mark Slone, Matt Slone, Craig Baughman,
Dickie Miller and Okie Clair Boggs.
Visitation is 4-9 today and after 7 a.m. Friday.
Memorials may go to Jessamine County Hospice.