Obituaries June 16, 1999
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
Visitation is 6 p.m. today in the chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral
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
She died Monday at the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital in
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Obituaries June 17, 1999
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Obituaries 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 Bap-tist
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
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
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
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,
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.
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.
Obituaries June 20, 1999
William "Bill" Holman
PERRYVILLE - William "Bill" Holman, 73, of Baker Lane, Parksville,
died Saturday at Ephaim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born April 28, 1926, in Cincinnati, he was a son of the late Russell
and Maude Lee Reynolds Holman. He was a retired automobile mechanic, having
worked at Mattingly Rapier Chevrolet, and a former employee of Holman's
Garage in Parksville. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member
of Mitchellsburg Church of God and a Babe Ruth League baseball coach in
Boyle County for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Baker Holman; a son, Terry Holman
of Lancaster; two daughters, Belinda Holman and Carolyn Quinn, both of
Parksville; a sister, Vinnie Lee of Danville; three brothers, Glen Holman
and Ernest Holman, both of Parksville, and Luther Holman of Lexington;
two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Mitchellsburg Church of God by the
Revs. Larry Moore and Marlin Miller. Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Wilder Funeral Home, after 8 a.m. Monday
at the funeral home and after 1 p.m. Monday at the church.
Mary F. Vaught
MIDDLEBURG - Mary Faustine Vaught, 77, of Bethelridge died Friday at
Jewish Hospital, Lexington.
Born Oct. 25, 1921, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late
Ocla and Nannie Bell Vest Wesley. She was the widow of Reid Vaught. She
was a housewife and a member of Bethelridge United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Sondra Layman of West Chester, Ohio;
a son, Dr. Stephen Vaught of Elizabethtown; a brother, Ronnie Joe Wesley
of Bethelridge; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Bethelridge United Methodist Church
by the Rev. David Eastham. Burial will be in Bethelridge Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home, Middleburg.
PERRYVILLE - A memorial service and visitation for L.V. "Perk" Poynter
will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Wilder Funeral Home.
A resident of Bainbridge, Ind., he died Oct. 7, 1998, in Bainbridge
at the age of 64.
Born May 25, 1934, in Somerset, he was the son of the late Albert and
Betty Denny Poynter.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Webb Poynter; a son, David Poynter
of Darlington, Ind.; and several brothers and sisters.
Memorials may go to the American Cancer Society.
Thelma C. Roberts
Services for Thelma Cole Roberts, 80, of Madison Avenue will be 11
a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Broadway, by the Rev. Tim Mathis.
Entombment will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Rick Schmidt, Ralph May, Mark Price, Mike Price,
Bill Leonard, John Hughes, Earl Campbell, Allen Honaker and Joe Clarke.
She died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 29, 1918, in Benham, she was a daughter of the late Leroy
Luther and Grace Murphy Cole. She was the widow of George Roberts. She
was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern
Star. She was a pianist, She was a graduate of Corbin High School and Berea
Survivors include a son, Wesley Roberts of Lake Mills, Wis.; a sister,
Marjorie Driggers of Lexington; a brother, William Cole of Lexington; two
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today.
LIBERTY - Services for Marie Hamm, 73, of Liberty will be 2 p.m. today
at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Dwight Coffman. Burial will
be in Whited Cemetery.
She died Thursday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Born Aug. 20, 1925, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Ira and Oma Long Atwood. She was retired from Union Underwear. She was
the widow of Ray Hamm.
Survivors include a son, Larry Hamm of Moreland; two daughters, Freda
Glasscock of Harrodsburg ansd Shirley Smith of Morgantown, Ind.; three
sisters, Irine Grant and Gertie Whited, both of Liberty, and Viola Casoda
of Indianapolis; a half sister, Anita Durham of Campbellsville; five half
brothers, Algie Atwood, Bobby Atwood, Ira Atwood Jr., Ronnie Atwood and
Keith Atwood, all of Liberty; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is after 8 a.m. today.
Obituaries June 21, 1999
LANCASTER - Edith Adams, 84, of Hillcrest Drive, died Sunday in Garrard
Born Feb. 12, 1915, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late
Andrew and Mary Hampton Adams. She was a homemaker and a member of Scott's
Fork Christian Church.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ransdell Funeral Home by the Rev.
Ralph Sallee. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Monday.
Nannie B. DeHart
LIBERTY - Nannie Bell DeHart, 89, of Dunnville, died there Sunday.
Born Feb. 19, 1910, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
John and Polly Luttrell Chumbley. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount
Calvary Community Church. She was the widow of Willie DeHart.
Survivors include two sons, Clifford DeHart of Dunnville and Morris
DeHart of Russell Springs; a daughter, Betty Buis of Liberty; eight grandchildren;
12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by C.B.
Carman. Burial will be in Luttrell Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Kenny B. Overstreet
LIBERTY- Kenny Bryan Overstreet, 40, of Lexington, died there Saturday
of natural causes.
Born Aug. 1, 1958, in Casey County, he was a son of Cecil and Betty
Wilson Overstreet of Lexington. He was a machinist and a member of Mount
Olivet Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Adams Overstreet; a son, Ryan K. Overstreet
of Lexington; a sister, Cathy Pearl of Lexington; and a brother, Donnie
Overstreet of Lexington.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Baptist Church by
the Rev. Dewayne Walker. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Lloyd and Mark Lowery, Terry Allen, Mark Pearl,
Fred Mills and Phillip Walker.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at the church.
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William H. Owens
RIDGELAND, Miss. - William H. Owens, 89, formerly of Danville, died
May 30 after a brief illness.
Born in Danville, he was a retired executive for United Way and a graduate
of Centre College. He worked in radio broadcasting and technology and was
a social worker. He was a member of Broadmeadow United Methodist Church
where he taught Sunday School.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Owens; two daughters, Margaret Redus
of Plano, Texas, and Katherine Meserole of Lynn, Mass.; a son, Bill Owens
of Ridgeland; and six grandchildren.
Services were held in at Broadmeadow United Methodist Church. Burial
was in Bellevue Cemetery, Danville.
William "Bill" Holman
PERRYVILLE - Services for William "Bill" Holman, 73, of Baker Lane,
Parksville, are 2 p.m. today at Mitchellsburg Church of God by the Revs.
Larry Moore and Marlin Miller.
Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery.
He died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Bottom, Jim Sublett, Steve King, Eric and
David Moore, Billy Pike, Lee Pryor and Chris Quinn.
Troy T. Allen
LIBERTY - Services for Troy Todd Allen, 35, of Daytona Beach, Fla.,
will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Vernon Blakey.
Burial will be in Whited Cemetery.
He died Wednesday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
Born May 26, 1964, in Cincinnati, he was a son of Marion B. Allen of
Liberty and Ann Helm Allen of Alexandria.
Other survivors include a sister, Monica Giles; paternal grandparents,
Onsby and Media Allen of Liberty; and a companion, Angel Minter of Daytona
Pallbearers will be Barry Bell, Junior Burke, Dewayne Vanoy and Gerald,
Buel and Roger Helm.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home.