Miscellaneous Boyle County, Kentucky Obituaries

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Obituaries May 11, 1999

Ernestine Massey
HARRIMAN, Tenn. - Ernestine Massey, 59, of Harriman, formerly of Danville, died May 4 in Harriman.
She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Laura Potter. 
Survivors include a son, John Massey of Oakdale, Tenn.; three daughters, Lesha Underwood and Brenda Nance, both of Harriman, and Linda Aytes of Maine; two sisters, Joanne Watts and Ginger Gaffney, both of Kentucky; a former husband, Raymond Massey of Danville; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held May 5 at Davis Funeral Home with burial in Pine Orchard Cemetery. 

Melvin T. Veatch
Services for Melvin T. Veatch Jr., 72, of Boone Trail, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Revs. Norman Hagley and Caroline Bloomfield. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
He died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 
Honorary pallbearers are members of his Danville High School graduating class of 1945.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today. 

Robert Duncan
Services for Robert Duncan, 67, of Cincinnati, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home by the Rev. David Chenault Jr. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
He died Wednesday in Cincinnati.
Born May 30, 1932, in Springfield, he was a son of the late A.R. and Minnie A. Duncan. He was a retired employee of the city of Cincinnati and a Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Duncan; a daughter, Donetta Mitchell of New Orleans, La.; a son, Anthony L. Duncan of Korea; a brother, Richard Spaulding of Cincinnati; a sister, Minnie Davis of Danville; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bill Warner, William Jenkins, Raymond Houston, June Christy, Willie Allen and Jack Bowman.
Visitation is noon-1 p.m. Thursday. 

Alby Allen
LIBERTY - Services for Alby Allen, 82, of Liberty, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Michael Carlisle. Burial will be in Noel's Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 14, 1916, in Casey County, he was a son of the late William C. and Louvilla Wheeler Allen. 
Survivors include his wife, Georgia R. Hayes Allen; four sons, Teddy Allen of Nicholasville, Chris Allen and Jeff Allen, both of Shepherdsville, and Val Allen of Mount Washington; two daughters, Judith Carlisle of Atlanta and Rita Bohanon of Campbellsville; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today. 

Richard Guest
STANFORD - Graveside services for Richard Guest, 49, of Water Street, were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Camp Nelson National Cemetery by the Rev. Floyd Raglan. Military rites were performed by Caswell Saufley Post 18, American Legion.
He died Sunday at Fort Logan Hospital. 
Born May 13, 1949, in Danville, he was a son of the late Frank and Laura E. Jones Guest Jr. He was a disabled Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and a member of First Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Welch Guest; three sons, Christopher L. Guest of Lexington, James M. Welch of Stanford, and Richard A. Buford of Lancaster; two daughters, Michelle Renfro of Paducah and Joi M. Guest of Stanford; three brothers, Charles Guest of Danville, Ray Dunn and Freddie Dunn, both of Lexington; two sisters, Beatrice Guest and Mae Rice, both of Danville; and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Lamont Wilkinson, Terry Dunn, John Routt, Robin Brown, Jeffrey Jones, Jimmy Hodgens and Robert Coulter. 

Obituaries May 12, 1999

Bertha W. Hodge
SCIENCE HILL - Bertha Ann Wall Hodge, 87, of Liberty died Monday in Elmwood, Ohio.
Born March 28, 1912, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Tilden and Mary Margaret Roberts Wall. She was a homemaker, a member of Bethelridge United Methodist Church and the widow of Troy C. Hodge.
Survivors include three daughters, Gennive Spaw of West Chester, Ohio, Shelva W. Spears of Bethelridge and Linda Spears of Elmwood; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Spears.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethelridge United Methodist Church by the Rev.David Eastham. Burial will be in Bethelridge Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Obituaries May 13, 1999

Judith M. Crouch
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - Judith M. Halstead Crouch, 55, of Vienna, W.Va., died May 12 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
Born in Foster, W.Va., she was a daughter of Lennie Halstead of Foster and the late Malcolm Halstead Sr. She was a member of the Red Bush Church of Christ of Longbottem, Ohio. She had worked for Nashua and York Photo labs of Parkersburg for 19 years.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Crouch; a son, Jerry Crouch of Coolville, W.Va.; two daughters, Stephanie Moore of Vienna, Kristie Marshall of Lancaster, Ohio; four brothers, Malcolm Jr., Richard ``Dick'' and Babe Halstead, all of Foster, and Rex Halstead of Canfield, Ohio; five sisters, Gloria McClure of Kenova, W.Va., Delorise Huches of Tuscan, Ariz., Nancy Bargo of Corbin, Ky., Connie Halstead of Uniontown, Ohio; and Karen Miller of Ashland, Ky.; and four grandsons. Some nieces and nephews are local.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home by the Rev. Denver Hall. Burial will be at Evergreen North Cemetery.
Visitation is 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today. 

Lucille T. Newsom
CRAB ORCHARD - Lucille Frances Todd Newsom, 64, of Columbus, Ind., formerly of Crab Orchard, died Wednesday at Columbus Regional Hospital.
Born Feb. 18, 1935, in Crab Orchard, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Ethel Smith Todd. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Heights Church of God in Columbus.
Survivors include three daughters, Connie Wade, Karen York and Pamela England, all of Columbus; a brother, Cecil Todd of Texas; three sisters, Lorrine Beisel of Columbus, and Hazel Brown and Effie B. Taylor, both of Crab Orchard; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark West. Burial will be in Mount Zion Church of Christ Cemetery.
Visitation is after 11 a.m. Saturday until time of service. 

Annie Baldock
Services for Annie Baldock, 81, of Junction City will be 1 p.m. Friday at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home by the Rev. Dave Chenault. Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born Jan. 15, 1918, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late Noah and Lovely Turner. She was a retired employee of Danville Laundry and a member of Junction City Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James Baldock; and a sister, Frances Randolf of Cincinnati.
Pallbearers will be Dave Kinley, Raymond Houston Jr., Willie Allen, June Christy, Jack Bowman and Michael Smith.
Visitation is noon Friday until time of service. 

`Bruce' King
PERRYVILLE - Services for Michael ``Bruce'' King, 30, of Hustonville will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Rev. Marshall Malone. Burial will be in Elder Cemetery, Casey County,
He died Tuesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center after he apparently was gouged in the stomach by a bull at the Bluegrass Stockyards, Lexington.
Born June 24, 1968, in Boyle County, he was a son of Arnold King of Parksville and Glenda Cox Sullivan of Mitchellsburg. He was a part-time employee of Bluegrass Stockyards and a farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Amie Coffman King; two stepsons, Matthew Richards and Micah Richards, both of Hustonville; maternal grandfather, Alvie Cox of Stanford; stepmother, Barbara King of Parksville; and three half sisters, Trena King of Gravel Switch, Trudy King of Danville and Tracie King of Parksville.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Hundley, Kevin Perkins, Rod Hendrickson, Larry Burger, Mike Preston and Byron King.
Honorary pallbearers are Garnett Coffman, Scott Rousey and Todd King.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today 

Bert Shockley
LANCASTER - Services for Bert Shockley, 81, of Lancaster, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Revs. Bob Rush, Zora Oliver and Richard Shockley.
Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington.
Born Aug. 17, 1917, in Union County, he was a son of the late Ike and Dora Page Shockley. He was a retired employee of Cowden Manufacturing Co. and a member of Lancaster Baptist Church. He was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of Lancaster Disabled American Veteran Veterans and American Legion. He was a World War II veteran having served in the Southern Philippines, Luzon and New Guinea, he received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater ribbon with three bronze stars, good conduct ribbon, and a Phillippine Liberation ribbon with one bronze star.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Shockley; a son, Jerry Shockley of Lancaster; and a granddaughter.
Pallbearers will be Ivan Miracle, Bobby Hardwick, Billy Boyd, Jamie Hume, Benny Brackett and Mike Wagner.
Memorials may go to American Cancer Society and Heritage Hospice, Danville.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today. 

Obituaries May 14, 1999

Marie S. Compton
Marie Smallwood Compton, 75, of Shelby Street, Junction City, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 3, 1924, in Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Grover C. and Isabell Bryant Smallwood. She was an employee of Corning Glass Co. and a member of Junction City Christian Church and Corning Retirees Club. She also was a licensed foster parent for 20 years and the widow of James S. Compton.
Survivors include a son, Tim Compton of Junction City; a brother, Bill Smallwood of Danville; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, James T. Compton.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Saturday. 

Benny L. Wray
Benny Lee Wray, 48, of Aspen Drive, died Wednesday at his home of complications associated with cancer.
Born Sept. 26, 1951, in Burgin, he was a son of Elizabeth Martin Wray of Danville and the late William Wray. He was an employee of Timberland, attended Salt River Baptist Church and held a black belt in Karate.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta S. Durham Wray; two sons, Robbie Wray of Harrodsburg and Doug Wray of Springfield; a daughter, Ashley Wray of Waynesburg; three stepsons, Chris Essex and Ben Wray, both of Springfield, and Scott Everett of Moreland; a stepdaughter, Lori Everett-Evans of Danville; three sisters, Thelma White and Nancy Stamper Keeling, both of Danville, and Faye White of Harrodsburg; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by Bob Bausum. Burial will be in the Durham Family Cemetery, Rockcastle County. 
Pallbearers will be Arnold, Homer Jr. and Herbert White Jr., Danny Langford, Wayne Savage and William Adams.
Visitation is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice or American Cancer Society. 

George Shannon
PERRYVILLE - George ``Buster'' Shannon, 75, of Mitchellsburg, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 2, 1914, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Jesse V. and Dorothy Rowe Shannon. He was a farmer and widower of Annie Lindsey Shannon.
Survivors include two daughters, Jessie Mae Hill of Lebanon and Wanda Bowmer of Danville; a stepson, David Rakes of Mitchellsburg; two stepdaughters, Kathryn Boyle of Mitchellsburg and Lizzie Sanders of Junction City; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a stepson, Sonny Rakes.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Rev. Wendell Douglas.
Burial will be in Chambers Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday. 

Elsie E. Bertram
WAYNESBURG - Elsie Eveleen Bertram, 69, of Waynesburg, died Thursday at her home.
Born Dec. 5, 1929, in Perry County, she was a daughter of the late Victor M. and Ida E. Keith Candler. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was the widow of Charles B. Ball and Herschel Bertram.
Survivors include three sons, Charles H. Ball of Austin, Texas, Michael A. Ball of Markleville, Ind., and Victor A. Ball of Eubank; two daughters, Glenda Blevins of Waynesburg and Sharon Gooch of Eubank; a sister, Wanda Childress of Lexington; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Vola Brown. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park, Anderson, Ind. 
Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice. 

Lula M. Miller
LANCASTER - Services for Lula Mae Miller, 94, of Cottage Avenue, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. William Pack and J.H. Burns. Burial will be in Paint Lick Cemetery.
She died Thursday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born May 13, 1905, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Poynter Starnes. She was a homemaker and a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, G.B. Miller of Lancaster; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be G.B. Starnes, Paul Starnes, Thomas Scott, Gary Shell, Cecil Starnes and A.C. Huffman. 
Honorary pallbearers are Daniel and Billy Joe Arnold, Jack, Eddie and Elaine Starnes, Roger and Misty Miller and Virginia Stump.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today. 

Lucille T. Newsom
CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Lucille Frances Todd Newsom, 64, of Columbus, Ind., formerly of Crab Orchard, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark West. Burial will be in Mount Zion Church of Christ Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at Columbus Regional Hospital.
Pallbearers will be Randall Griffin, Keith and Kevin Newsom, Dave York, and Wayne and Roger Brown.
Visitation is after 11 a.m. Saturday until time of service. 

Obituaries May 16, 1999

Leonard H. Wilkinson
LIBERTY - Leonard Hershel Wilkinson, 69, of Garner Street, Liberty, died Friday at Casey County Hospital of natural causes.
Born Sept. 20, 1929, in Ohio, he was a son of the late Hershel and Cleo Vivian Lay Wilkinson. He was a real estate broker with Gateway Auction and Real Estate and a Korean War Army veteran. Wilkinson was a member of West Side Christian Church, and a member of the Casey County Bank Board, the Casey County Hospital Board, and the Casey County Health Board.
Former Casey County Judge-Executive David Johnson said Wilkinson was ``one of the best people I've ever known in my life.''
``He was the kind of man every young man would like to be like,'' Johnson said. ``And every older man wish he had've been.
``He was the person who was always giving. He was generous with his time, with his finances. He always gave the best of himself to get the best out of others. He was just extremely kind and very considerate of other people.''
When his brother, former Kentucky Governor Wallace Wilkinson, was in town, Wilkinson was the contact person for him in the county.
``And Leonard went out of his way to help people with getting blacktopped roads and bridges and things for the school system,'' Johnson added. ``He spent a lot of his personal finances doing that and never received any salary or anything for that position. He did it willingly and freely. He was just an extra-special individual.''
Survivors include his wife, Eva Wesley Wilkinson; a son, David Brent Wilkinson of Los Angeles; two brothers, Clarence and Wallace Wilkinson, both of Lexington, and one sister, Alma Lou Haggard of Liberty.
Services are 2 p.m. today at the West Side Christian Church by Marty Shackleford and Allen Thompson. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is after 8 a.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jerry King, David King, Tony York, Brad Wesley, David Johnson, and David McAnelly. Honorary pallberarers are Malcolm Wolford, George Wolford, Bub Stafford, Berkley Sayers, Bob Watson and John Tarter.
Memorials may go to Casey County Hospital or West Side Christian Church. 

Wilse Renner
MOUNT VERNON - Wilse Renner, 85, of School Street, Mount Vernon, died Saturday at Rockcastle Hospital.
Born April 22, 1914, in Rockcastle County, he was a son of the late Hampton and Ola Hood Renner. He was a self-employed gun trader, a member of the National Rifle Association, and Gun Traders of America, and also was a member of the First Church of Jesus Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Johnnie Renner of Danville and Vernon Dee Renner of Mount Vernon; four daughters, Retha Cramer, Clarice Kirby and Cindy Cook, all of Mount Vernon, and Leeona Pelley of Perryville; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was the widower of Cora Lee Graves Renner.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Cox Funeral Home Chapel by James Nicely. Burial will be in McKinney Cemetery.
Visitation is after 7 p.m. today. 

Bertha U. Foley
NICHOLASVILLE - Bertha Underwood Foley, 78, of Versailles, died Thursday after a brief illness.
Born Oct. 1, 1920, in Indiana, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Betty Horn Underwood. She was the mother of Linda Pettit of Lincoln County. She was a retired sales clerk.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Donnie Lee Spaulding of Anderson County; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Lear of Jessamine County.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Betts & West Funeral Home by the Revs. Bob Louge and Dwayne Brewer. Burial will be in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Lear, Lonnie Spaulding Jr., Bryan Kincaid, Jason Drury, Jessie Spaulding and Phil Medley. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Everett Clemons, Bob Cleveland, Roscoe Roark, Terry Drury, David Hughes, Frank Horeman and Tim Peavyhouse.
Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today. 

Leslie ``Leck'' Poynter
LANCASTER - Leslie ``Leck'' Poynter, 93, of Old Danville Road, died Friday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born June 30, 1905, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Archie V. and Melinda Elizabeth Anderson Poynter. He was a retired farmer and carpenter, and member of Lancaster Baptist Church. He was the widower of Marie Boyd Poynter.
Survivors include a daughter, Lela Faye Johnson of Stanford; four sons, Leslie Lewis Poynter of Carrollton, Earl Eugene Poynter of Versailles, and Jerry Asberry Poynter and Fred Denny Poynter, both of Lancaster; a brother, Hiram Poynter of Lancaster; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Rush. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mike, Gary and Chad Poynter, Eric Sowder, Charlie Ledford and Leslie Lewis Poynter Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today. 

Marie S. Compton
Services for Marie Smallwood Compton, 75, of Shelby Street, Junction City, are 2 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
She died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be Larry, Randy, Bob and Danny Smallwood, Rodney Lear and Willie Hoskins. 

Joseph Maestle Sr.
Services for Joseph Maestle Sr., 60, of Burdette Knob Road, Lancaster, will be 10 a.m. Monday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church by the Rev. Paul Prabell. Burial will be Bellevue Cemetery.
He died Thursday at home.
Born Dec. 8, 1938, in Wheeling, W.Va., he was a son of Lucille Bugaj Maestle of Danville and the late Joseph G. Maestle. He was a sales representative for General Felt Industries in Linwood, Penn. He was a member of the Cinncinnati Floor Covering Association and a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jennie Maestle; a daughter, Jill Maestle Martin of Stanford; two sons, Joseph Maestle Jr. of Florence and Mark Maestle of Cave City, and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Joe Davis, Ira Davis, John Prohaska, Frank Mroczkowski, Bob Irwin, Dick Polinsky, Phil Jamison and John Rader. Honorary pallbearers will be Rudy Vavrock and Bob Davis.
Memorials may go to the American Cancer Society or Heritage Hospice.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today. 

George Shannon
PERRYVILLE - Services for George ``Buster'' Shannon, 75, of Mitchellsburg, are 2 p.m. today at Wilder Funeral Home by the Rev. Wendell Douglas. Burial is in Chambers Cemetery.
He died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers are Danny Maddox, David Rakes Jr., Danny and Jason Wheeler, Bobby Brady and Carl Hill.
He was born Feb. 2, 1924. The year was incorrect in Friday's paper.


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