Obituaries July 1, 1999
Ethel D. Coffman
MORELAND -- Ethel Downs Coffman, 84, of Hustonville, died Wednesday
at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 6, 1914, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Turner and Lena Hall Downs. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal
church. She was the widow of Willie Coffman.
Survivors include three sons, Coy Downs and T.C. Propes Sr., both of
Junction City, and William Coffman of Stanford; five daughters, Flossie
Johnson of Patina, Ind., Betty Carver of Lexington, Lillian Martin and
Anna Ferguson both of Moreland, and Florence Propes Griffin of Hustonville;
a sister, Mamie Propes of Liberty; three brothers, Herbert and Les Downs,
both of Junction City, and Floyd Downs of Liberty; 36 grandchildren; 45
great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Larry
Coontz. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scotty and Jeff Southerland, T.C. Propes Jr., Junior
Johnson, Jimmie, Joe and Cooper and Gene Martin.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Roger L. Munford
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Roger Lynn Munford, 56, of Cascade, Mich., died
Survivors include his wife, Sally Munford; three sons, Rodney Munford
of Stanford, Andrew Staub of Grand Rapids and Jonathan Staub of Indianapolis;
four daughters, Melanie Harris of Stanford, Kelly and Laura Staub, both
of Grand Rapids, and Libby Staub of Idaho; two brothers, Donnie and Billie
Munford, both of Campbellsville; a sister, Raegena Regets of Hamilton,
Ohio; and six grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Robert of Newminster Church.
Burial will be in Cascade Cemetery.
Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Haiti Outreach, St. Robert of Newminster Church,
6477 Ada Drive SE, Ada, Mich., 49301.
LIBERTY -- Services for Fannie Jeffries, 96, of Cincinnati, will be
11 a.m. Friday at Bartle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Thomastown Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at Summit Hilltop Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 17, 1903, in Phil, she was a daughter of the late Perry and
Mary M. "Molly" Austin Owens. She was a homemaker, a Methodist and the
widow of Claude Jeffries.
Survivors include three daughters, Anna Shay of Liberty, Stella Leonard
and Mary A. Mauree, both of Cincinnati; a sister, Bessie Terry of Mitchell,
Ind.; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Fox; and two sons, Jesse
and Buddy Fox.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Obituaries July 2, 1999
Mary C. Anderson
STANFORD --Mary Reed Chancellor Anderson, 96, of Stanford House Nursing
Home, died there Thursday.
Born Dec. 2, 1902, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late
Joseph P. and Mary R. Matheney Chancellor. She was a homemaker and a lifetime
member of Harris Memorial United Methodist Church, and a member of Daughters
of the American Revolution and Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. She
was the widow of Henry R. Anderson.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Joe Carpenter of Alexandria, La.;
three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Buffalo Springs Cemetery
by the Rev. Jerry beck.
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Beulah B. Claunch
HARRODSBURG -- Buelah Bottom Claunch, 85, of New Dixville Road, died
Thursday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 2, 1913, in Washington County, she was a daughter of the
late Willie G. and Laura Toms Bottom.
She was retired from the Mercer County Board of Education after 36
years and was a member of Mercer County Farm Bureau and Bruners Chapel
Baptist Church where she worked in the nursery.
Survivors include two sisters, Hazel Click of Springfield and Julie
Peavler of Harrodsburg; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral
Home by Larry Redding. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Charles Pinkston, Kenneth Huffman, Kyle Bailey,
Charles Matherly and Ronnie Sims. Honorary pallbearers are members of Faith
Sunday School Class at Bruners Chapel Baptist Church and former co-workers
at Mercer County schools.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Saturday.
Memorials may go to Bruners Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or
Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
HARRODSBURG -- Michael Craycraft, 38, of Water Street, Burgin, died
Thursday on U.S. 68 at Chinn Lane in Mercer County as the result of injuries
received in an auto accident. He was the husband of Wanda Craycraft. Arrangements
are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
HARRODSBURG -- Randy Folger, 47, of Shakertown Road, died Thursday
of injuries in a two- car accident on U.S. 68 in Mercer County.
He was a son of Richard and Elaine Folger of Mansfield, Ohio. Arrangements
are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
Aletha R. Means
LEXINGTON -- Aletha Rice Means, Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Danville,
died Tuesday in Clearwater.
She was the mother of Larry D. Rice of Vero Beach.
Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the United Methodist Church
Memorials may go to the Hospice Foundation of the Florida Sun Coast,
300 E. Bay Dr., Largo, Fla., 33770.
Earl D. Murphy
HARRODSBURG -- Earl Douglas Murphy, 53, of Cold Springs Drive, died
today at Haggin Memorial Hospital of natural causes.
He was the husband of Nancy Gray Murphy. Arrangements are incomplete
at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
HARRODSBURG -- A memorial services for Patricia A. Butler, 60, of Bates
Street, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Harrodsburg Christian Church by the
Revs. David Hartman, Jim Powell and Ray Holdran.
She died June 22 at Fort Walton Beach Hospital, Fort Walton Beach,
Memorials may go to Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 66, Harrodsburg
40330; or Mercer County Humane Society, P.O. Box 314, Harrodsburg.
McClellan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries July 4, 1999
Ruth H. Heft
Ruth H. Heft, widow of Ray Heft, formerly of Danville, died Saturday
in Hamilton, Ohio.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 3950
Pleasant Ave., Hamilton. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may go to Forest Park Christian Church at Kemper and Hanover
streets in Cincinnati.
Bernice O. Jarmon
Bernice Ophelia Jarmon, 74, of Latimer Heights, died Wednesday at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 1, 1925, in Lincoln County,
she was a daughter of the late Ennis and Alice Garr. She was a member of
Pine Lick Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Salem.
Survivors include two daughters, Rosalyn Faulkner and Rita Hawkins,
both of Danville; six sisters, Lottie Gooch, Hazel Jones, Pauline Walker,
Georgia Wilkinson, Willie Garr and Vyvyan Welch, all of Stanford; and three
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Missionary Baptist Church
by the Rev. Robert Williams Jr. Burial will be in Hill-n-Dale Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Eugene Gooch, Robert Brown, Joseph Johnson, Danny
Jones, Phillip Walker and Michael Welch. Honorary pallbearers will be Edward
Gooch, Paul Logan, James Welch, and Alonzo and James Wilkinson.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at First Missionary Baptist Church. Smith-Jackson
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alphonse J. Kasper
Alphonse "Al" Joseph Kasper, 76, of Carry Nation Road, Lancaster, died
Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 3, 1922, in East Chicago, Ind., he was a son of the late
Agatha and Anthony Kasper. He was a retired sporting goods manager and
bass fishing guide in Kentucky and Tennessee. He was the widower of Barbara
Survivors include his companion, Vi Wilmot of Danville; and a brother,
Edward Kasper of Munster, Ind.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to American Heart Association.
Mary F. Richards
Mary F. Richards, 69, of Wells Landing Road, died Saturday at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home.
Michael J. Burns
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- Michael J. Burns, 48, of Livingston, Mich.,
formerly of Danville, died Thursday in Michigan.
He was a son of Raymond and Henrietta Burns. Other survivors include
his wife, Vickie Baker Burns; a daughter, Robin Cousins; a brother, Alan
Burns; a sister, Patti Little; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at McCabe Funeral Home in Farmington
Memorials may go to the Mike Burns Fund, Children of the Americas,
1890 Lyda Ave., Bowling Green, Ky., 42101.
CINCINNATI -- Ernest Case, 75, of Cincinnati, died there Saturday at
the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home.
Sallie M. Lane
LANCASTER -- Sallie Margaret Lane, 89, of Lancaster, died Friday at
Stanford House Nursing Home.
Born Oct. 13, 1909, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late
Sam and Cynthia Crank Naylor and was the widow of Oscar Lane. She was retired
from Cowden Manufacturing after 25 years and was a member of Lancaster
Survivors include a daughter, Doris Peel of Nicholasville.
Arrangements are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.
HARRODSBURG -- Marie Simpson died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional
She was the widow of Coy Simpson. Survivors include a son, Ray Simpson.
Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.
HARRODSBURG -- Services for Michael Craycraft, 38, of Water Street,
Burgin, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs.
Bruce Bowman and Mike Powell. Burial will be in Robinson Road Cemetery.
He died Thursday on U.S. 68 at Chinn Lane in Mercer County as the result
of injuries received in an auto accident.
Born Dec. 27, 1960, in Dayton, Ohio, he was a son of Virgil Ray Craycraft
of Dayton and Shirley Hall Craycraft of Lexington. He was an employee of
Bay West and was a member of Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Craycraft; a stepson, Davron Bowman
of Burgin; two brothers, David and Kevin Craycraft, both of Lexington;
and a grandmother, Nannie Hornback of Middletown, Ohio.
Pallbearers will be Donald Thomas, Greg Bowman, Roy Cochren, Edward
Kirkpatrick, Randy Jones and Chip Combs.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
Earl D. Murphy Sr.
HARRODSBURG -- Services for Earl Douglas Murphy Sr., 53, of Cold Springs
Drive, will be 1 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Tim
Murphy and Tony Gray. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Friday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital of natural causes.
Born Dec. 1, 1945, in Mercer County, he was a son of Virginia French
Murphy of Harrodsburg and the late Gilbert Eugene Murphy. He was a retired
IBM employee and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Gray Murphy; a son, Earl D. Murphy
Jr. of Harrodsburg; a daughter, Kathy Wilson of Mercer County; a sister,
Mae Dell Murphy of Colorado; four brothers, Daniel and Timothy Murphy,
both of Harrodsburg, Edward Murphy of Lexington and Clifton Murphy of Washington
County; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Danny, Eddie, Tim, Cliff and Chris Murphy, Tony
Gray, Clay Wilson and Doug Readnour.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Wilson, Bill and Jim McGlone, Jerry
Huffman, Harry Burke, Kenny Daughtery and Aaron Mobley.
Memorials may go to ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150,
Calabasas Hills, Calif., 91301.