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Obituaries June 15, 1999

Ella A. Huffman
Ella Anness Huffman, 78, of Danville, died Monday at the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Born June 30, 1920, in Harrodsburg, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Wiley Anness Sr. and Sue Burns Anness of Harrodsburg. She was a saleswoman at Hub Frankel, a member of First Baptist Church in Danville, and a graduate of Harrodsburg High School. She was the widow of Thomas Gentry Huffman.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Halfar of Denver , Colo., and Jane Seltsam of Richmond; a brother, Charles E. Anness of Nicholasville; a sister, Helen Yeast of Louisville; two grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Dorsey. Burial will be at Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. 

Patricia J. Miracle
BARDSTOWN - Patricia Jean "Patti" Miracle, 45, of Cox's Creek, died Monday at her home. 
Born Oct. 5, 1953, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of Burl and Wilma Cornelius of Lancaster. She is formerly of Lancaster and a member of Cox's Creek Baptist Church. She was a 1971 graduate of Garrard County High School and a 1975 graduate of Berea College with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She was employed at Caritas Home Health Care in Bardstown.
Additional survivors include her husband, Gary Miracle; a daughter, Jamie L. Miracle of Cox's Creek; a son, Brian Seth Miracle of Cox's Creek; a sister, Yvonne Horseman of Stanford; a brother, Kevin Cornelius of Stafford, Va.; and a paternal grandmother, Hazel Turner of Lancaster.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday by the Revs. Chuck Beighle and Phil Rowan at Cox's Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at Lancaster Baptist Church and 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwell-Houghlin Northside Funeral Home. 

Denny Shewmaker
SPRINGFIELD - Denny Shewmaker, 63, of Mackville, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 18, 1936, in Washington County, he was a son of the late Leon Shewmaker and the late Hallie Bottom Shewmaker. He was the widower of Mayola Kidwell Shewmaker. He was a deacon of the Mackville Baptist Church and a member of the Magnolia Masonic Lodge 201 F&AM in Mackville. He was a partner in the C&D General Store in Mackville and a farmer.
Survivors include a son, Jeff Shewmaker of Mackville; a daughter, Denise Spalding of Paris; a brother, Gerald Shewmaker of Mackville; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mackville Baptist Church with the Revs. David Gifford and Mark Atherton. Burial will be in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.
Pallbearers will be Carlton Shewmaker, Billy Yankey, Mark Shewmaker, Carl Duncan Bottom, Gerald Peavler and Jim Powell.
Honorary pallbearers are J.T. Carey, Mitchell Burns, Verlin Burns, Glen Best, Bobby Lee Russell, Gary Carney, Jerry Goodlett, Sam Stumph, Richard Coulter, Donnie Noel, Jim Smith, Lillard Smith Jr., Clifton Russell, Barry Peavler, Eugene Mayes and Charles Turner.
Visitation is after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church and after 4 p.m. at Carey & Son Funeral Home. 

Louise Lanham
Services for Louise Lanham, 74, of Goggin Road, are scheduled 2 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. C.W. Williams. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery.
She died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be Clifton and Collin Williams, Nathan and Daniel and Eric Lanham and John Wesley Erwin. 

Billy C. Cox
LEXINGTON - Services for Billy C. Cox of Covington were held this morning at the W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. 
He died Friday at his home.
Born in Covington, he was the son of the late William Clyde and Lillian Williamson Cox. He was an architect and builder, and is the widower of Theresa Ann Sloan Cox.
Pallbearers were William Cox, Dallas Fletcher, Rick Jones, Lee Nejol, Richard Sloan, and Eddie Murphy. 

Charles Edgington
LANCASTER - Services for Charles Edgington, 76, of Lynnwood Drive, and formerly of the Mount Hebron community in Garrard County, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Crawford. 
Burial was in the Lancaster Cemetery with military rites to be performed by the Caswell-Saufley Post 18, American Legion of Stanford. 
He died Sunday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Pallbearers will be David Preston, Denny Davis, Danny Irvin, Woody Leavell, Paul McCulley, Bob Miller and Carl Lane. 

Jesse Miracle
STANFORD - Services for Jesse Miracle, 68, of Stanford, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. James Bland. Burial will be at Robbins Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 
Born Dec. 31, 1930, he was the son of Margaret Osborne Miracle and the late Lloyd Beckham Miracle. He was the widower of Louise Miracle. 
He was an Army veteran and a retired carpenter and bricklayer.
Additional survivors include three sons, Audie K. Miracle of Stanford, Tony L. Miracle of Halls Gap, and Travis D. Miracle of Junction City; two brothers, Joe Miracle of Broughtontown and Rex Miracle of Stanford; four sisters, Judy Denham of Stanford, Jewel McCowan of Middleburg, Edna Davenport of Danville, and Wanda King of Richmond; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Audie, Tony, Travis, Shannon, B.J. and Andy Miracle, Robert Moore, Willie Denham and Earl and Mike Robbins.
Honorary Pallbearers are Kermit Justice, Powell Martin, Dr. Don Hamner, Hayes Detherage, Jimmy Floyd, James Goodwin and the Cree-Mee Coffee Club.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today. 

Timothy L. Payton
MORELAND - Services for Timothy L. Payton, 17, of Stanford, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Rick Maylor. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford.
He died on Sunday as the result of a car accident.
Born March 16, 1982, in Boyle County, he was a son of Bobby Payton of Stanford and Patricia Nichols of Danville. 
Additional survivors include three brothers, Robbie Payton of McKinney, Jeffrey Payton of Stanford and Gregory Payton of McKinney; a sister, Crystal Payton of Bluftton, Ind.; and a paternal grandmother, Dollie Turpin of Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Robbie, Jeffrey, Gregory and Dewayne Payton, Ernie Joseph and Michael Reynolds.
Visitation is 1 p.m. Wednesday . 

Elsie Mae Rogers
WAYNESBURG - Services for Elsie Mae Rogers, 75, of Waynesburg, will be 2 p.m. today at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. A.F. Atwood. Burial will be in Gooch Cemetery.
She died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 

Chester Wells
SCIENCE HILL - Services for Chester Wells, 77, of Science Hill, will be 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home by the Revs. John Baxter and Ferlin Price. Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery.
He died Saturday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

Obituaries June 16, 1999

Edgar Hodge
SCIENCE HILL - Edgar "Ed" Hodge, 90, of Bethelridge, died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 
Born June 4, 1909, in Bethelridge, he was a son of the late Ancil and Mary Ellen Haggard Hodge. He was a farmer and a member of Valley Oak Baptist Church in Argyle. He was the husband of Elvena Watson Hodge.
Additional survivors include a son, Eugene Hodge of Bethelridge; two daughters, Iva Dean Hines and Alphine Stacey of Cincinnati; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great- grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Valley Oak Baptist Church by the Revs. Troy Merrick and Raymond Hail. Burial will be in Valley Oak Cemetery in Argyle.
Visitation is 6 p.m. today in the chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Elwood Ellis
Services for Robert Elwood Ellis, 66, Lincoln Avenue, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. G.W. Smith. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery and military rites will be performed at the Caswell-Saufley Post 18. 
He died Monday at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
Born Jan. 10, 1933, in Casey County, he was son of Walter Lee and Lucinda Russell Ellis. He was a retired Corning Glass and Philips Lighting employee, a member of Ellisburg Baptist Church and a Korean Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Hafley Ellis; a son, Mitchell Ellis of Danville; a brother, Lewis Ellis of Danville; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Mills, Tom Stocker, Danny Hafley, Bernard Payton Jr., Omer McWhorter, Larry Barker Sr., Mike Lowry and David Schwartzlander.
Honorary pallbearers are Matthew and Amber Ellis. 
Visitation is 4-9 today.
Memorials may go to Gideons International or to the American Lung Association.

Ella A. Huffman
Services for Ella Anness Huffman, 78, of Danville will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Dorsey. Burial will be at Bellevue Cemetery. 
She died Monday at the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Pallbearers will be Ben Johnson, Michael Seltsam, Carl Thomas Yeast, Jack Selby, Taylor Leonard and Brent Hisgen.
Memorials may go to Hospice of the Bluegrass in Lexington.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today. 

Reba G. Frederick
STANFORD - Services for Reba Gooch Frederick, 90, of Stanford House Nursing Home and formerly of Ky. 78, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Rick Naylor. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. 
She died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born March 22, 1909, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Dutch and Cornelia Floyd Frederick. She was a homemaker and a member of Greenriver Pentecostal Church. She was the widow of the late Dillard Carson Frederick.
Survivors include three sons, Garland Buddy Frederick of Stanford, Connie Ray Frederick of Waynesburg and Richard Frederick of Stanford; seven daughters, Berthelia Noe of Burnside, Yvonne Watkins of Little Rock, Ark., Jane Moore and Brenda Frederick, both of Stanford, Wanda Flynn of Bryantsville, Claudene Bryant of Crab Orchard and Barbara Jenkins of Georgetown; 24 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jeffrey, Garland, Greg and Kevin Frederick, Stephen Bryant, John Flynn, Jimmy Sears and Christopher Jenkins.
Honorary pallbearers are Jonathon, Mark, Wade, Mitchell and Dale Watkins and Timmy Frederick.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until funeral time Thursday. 

Jesse Miracle
STANFORD - Services for Jesse Miracle, 68, of Stanford, will be 2 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. James Bland. Burial will be in Robbins Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 
Born Dec. 31, 1930, he was the son of Margaret Osborne Miracle and the late Lloyd Beckham Miracle. He was the husband of Louise Miracle of Stanford. 
He was an Army veteran and a retired carpenter and bricklayer, and a member of the American Legion. 
Additional survivors include three sons, Audie K. Miracle of Stanford, Anthony "Tony" L. Miracle of Halls Gap, and Travis D. Miracle of Junction City; two brothers, Joe Miracle of Broughtontown and Rex Miracle of Stanford; four sisters, Judy Denham of Stanford, Jewel McCowan of Middleburg, Edna Davenport of Danville, and Wanda King of Richmond; and eight grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be Audie, Tony, Travis, Shannon, B.J. and Andy Miracle, Robert Moore, Willie Denham and Earl and Mike Robbins.
Honorary pallbearers are Kermit Justice, Powell Martin, Dr. Don Hamner, Hayes Deatherage, Jimmy Floyd, James Goodin and the Cree-Mee Coffee Club. 

Patricia J. Miracle 
BARDSTOWN - Services for Patricia Jean "Patti" Miracle, 45, of Cox's Creek, will be 2 p.m. Thursday by the Revs. Chuck Beighle and Phil Rowan at Cox's Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
She died Monday at her home. 
Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. today at Greenwell-Houghlin Northside Funeral Home.

Denny Shewmaker 
SPRINGFIELD - Services for Denny Shewmaker, 63, of Mackville, will be 2 p.m. today at the Mackville Baptist Church with the Revs. David Gifford and Mark Atherton. Burial will be in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville. 
He died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be Carlton Shewmaker, Billy Yankey, Mark Shewmaker, Carl Duncan Bottom, Gerald Peavler and Jim Powell.
Honorary pallbearers are J.T. Carey, Mitchell Burns, Verlin Burns, Glen Best, Bobby Lee Russell, Gary Carney, Jerry Goodlett, Sam Stumph, Richard Coulter, Donnie Noel, Jim Smith, Lillard Smith Jr., Clifton Russell, Barry Peavler, Eugene Mayes and Charles Turner.
Visitation is after 10 a.m. today at the church and after 4 p.m. at Carey & Son Funeral Home.

June 17, 1999

Frances McGinnis
Frances Brown McGinnis, 73, of Burgin Road, died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 11, 1925, in Lancaster, she was a daughter of the late Bascum and Myrtle Cox Brown. She was a housewife and a Presbyterian. She was the widow of Donald A. McGinnis.
Survivors include a son, Robert W. McGinnis of Butler; two daughters, Peggy Hummer of Danville and Donna Chaney of Middleton, Ohio; a brother, Hugh Brown of Tennessee; a sister, Ruby Brown of Brodhead; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Brent Alan McGinnis.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at Stith Funeral Home. 

Mary A. Caldwell
WAYNESBURG - Mary Alice Caldwell, 81, of Waynesburg, died Wednesday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born Jan. 23, 1918, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Cecil C. and Neva Cook Bates. She was a homemaker and a Baptist,. She was the widow of Cecil Caldwell.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Brad King. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home. 

Patrick B. Cravens
LIBERTY - Patrick Brian Cravens, 47, of Liberty, died Wednesday at his home.
Born March 3, 1952, in Liberty, he was the son of Melvin B. and Faye Clark Cravens of Liberty. He was a former employee of Mathews Conveyor and was a member of Indian Hills Christian Church. He attended Willow Springs United Methodist Church.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Belcher of Parksville; a son, Joshua Cravens of Danville; and a brother, Edward B. Cravens of Alexandria.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Willow Springs United Methodist Church by the Revs. Otis Clark and David Bowlin. Burial will be in Willow Springs Cemetery.
Memorials may go to Willow Springs Cemetery Fund, Lois Watson, 495 Clear Branch Road, Liberty, Ky. 42539.
Pallbearers will be Tommy, Kenny and Steve Clark; Casey, Sammy and Arvie Vaught, Michael Hatter and Donald Cravens.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home. 

Margaret C. Simpson
STANFORD - Margaret Carroll Simpson, 54, died Sunday in Chicago.
Born June 15, 1944, in Stanford, she was a daughter of the late William Simpson and Margaret Turner. She attended the Chicago Public School System and Wilson Junior College, and was a member of Progressive Baptist Church. She was the wife of Harry Richmond Sr.
Additional survivors include four sons, Harry Richmond Jr., Kevin Richmond, Keith Richmond and Kraig Richmond; a brother, Anthony Simpson; a sister, Gloria Montgomery; and two nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Stanford. Burial will be in Barrows Cemetery in Stanford. 

Christopher Thomas
LIBERTY - Christopher "Goose" Thomas, 28, of Liberty, died Monday as result of drowning incident.
Born Oct. 14, 1970, in Casey County, he was the son of Ronald and Berdina McDonald Thomas of Liberty. He was a welder.
Additional survivors include two brothers, Bryan and Ricky Thomas of Liberty; a sister, Misty Burton of Liberty; and maternal grandmother, Malline McDonald of Liberty.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Revs. Michael Roy and Tex Clawson. Burial will be in Thomas Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Thomas, Timmy Roy, Roger High and Kent, Kevin, and Hershel Murphy.

Edgar Hodge
SCIENCE HILL - Services for Edgar "Ed" Hodge, 90, of Bethelridge, will be 11 a.m. today at Valley Oak Baptist Church by the Revs. Troy Merrick and Raymond Hail. Burial will be in Valley Oak Cemetery in Argyle.
He died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

June 18, 1999

Brian Lewis Harden
LANCASTER -- Services for Brian Lewis Harden, 31, of Welsh Drive, Richmond, formerly of Lancaster, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Lancaster Baptist Church by the Rev. Bob Rush. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Harden died Monday in a crash of a University of Ken-tucky Hospital Air Medical Service helicopter accident in Breathitt County.
Born July 17, in Boyle County, he was a son of Don Harden of Perryville and Jin Ratcliff Marshbanks of Stan-ford. He was a 1985 graduate of Garrard County High School and attended Eastern Ken-tucky University. He was a paramedic for the George-town/Scott County Emergency Medical Service and a member of the UK Air Medical Team. He belonged to Lancaster Baptist Church.
Additional survivors are his wife, Pattie Elliston Harden of Richmond; two daughters, Kennedy and Bailey Harden of Richmond; a sister, Sherry Stanley of Casselberry, Fla.; maternal grandparents, George and Lettie Carter of Camp-bellsville; stepfather, Bob Marshbanks of Stanford; stepmother, Shirley Harden of Perryville; and stepbrother, Marvin Marshbanks of Stanford.
Active pallbearers will be Larry Oliver, Mark Fyfe, Joe Naylor, Scotty Merida, Henry Stanley and Paul Underwood. Honorary pallbearers are Ricky Harden, Larry Bowen, and members of the Georgetown/-Scott County EMS Service and UK Air Medical Team.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today at Lancaster Baptist Church.
Memorials may go to the Brian Harden Memorial Fund, % St. Joseph Hospital, 1 St. Joseph Drive, Lexington, Ky. 40504.

Billy J. Raley
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Bi-lly Joe Raley, 35, of Indian-apolis, died Sunday in Cloverdale, Ind., after accidentally falling down a flight of stairs. 
Born Sept. 13, 1963, in California, he was a son of H. Kenneth Raley and Joan Coffman Raley. He was a plumber with R&R Plumbing Co. and had owned his own business Raley & Sons Plumbing. He graduated from Boyle County High School in 1981.
Survivors include two sons, Brandon J. and Christopher S. Raley and a stepson, Jeremy S. Hurt.; two sisters, Dione White of Indianapolis and Kathy J. Wynn; and three brothers, Don Raley of Danville, Wayne Raley of Indianapolis and Don G. Raley. 
Services were held Thursday at Little & Son Funeral Home and burial was in Round Hill Cemetery.

Anna Mae Lester
HARRODSBURG -- Anna Mae Carter Lester, 92, of Moreland Ave., died this morning at James B. Haggin Mem-orial Hospital.
Born April 3, 1907, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late E.G. and Maggie Green Carter.
She was a former employee of Cricketeer and belonged to Bruners Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include five daughters, Eulaine Carey, Edith Lester, Ethel Gray and Georgia Cocanougher, all of Harrodsburg, and Evelyn Cole of Perryville; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Alexander & Roy-alty Funeral Home by the Rev. Arnold Moon. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Saturday and after 7 a.m. Sunday.

Hazel Spears Rutherford
SCIENCE HILL -- Hazel Spears Rutherford, 76, of North Hwy. 27, Eubank, died Thurs-day at Britthaven Nursing Home, Somerset.
Born July 14, 1922, in Bethelridge, she was a daughter of the late Isa Godbey and Hazel Spears. She had been a laborer with Vaught Brothers, and belonged to Newell First Church of God. She was the widower of Clarence Ruther-ford. 
Survivors include a son, Thomas Rutherford of Eubank; three daughters, Opal Haber-mehl and Mary D. Nash, both of Eubank, and Linda Buch-anan of Arizona; a half sister, Ruby Davis New of Eubank; two half brothers, Gene Davis of Ohio and Roger Davis of Tennessee; a stepbrother, Bur-lin Davis of South Carolina; and three stepsisters, Mattie Davis Wilson of Florence, Violet Davis Bell and Lonnie Davis Mossabacker of Ohio; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Clifford Rutherford and a daughter, Barbara Brock.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home chapel by Johnie Waters. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery, Eubank.
Visitation is 6 p.m. today.

Frances McGinnis
Services for Frances Brown McGinnis, 73, of Burgin Road, will l be 11 a.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Stauffer. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrods-burg.
Pallbearers will be Claude Russell, Bill Ruth, Don Wilson, Monte Wilkerson, Brent Porter, Bradley, Anthony and Matthew Chaney.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday.


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