Obituaries July 12, 1999
Otha H. Coulter
LIBERTY -- Otha H. Coulter, 65, of Milwaukee, Wis., formerly of Casey
County, died Friday in Milwaukee.
Born Dec. 10, 1933, in Marion County, he was a son of Rosa Coulter
of Lebanon and the late William Coulter. He was an Army veteran of the
Korean War and a retired employee of General Electric.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Montgomery Coulter; a daughter,
Kathy Wells of Milwaukee; three sons, Steven, Tim and Joe Coulter, all
of Milwaukee; two brothers, J.C. and Tommy Coulter; seven grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church by
the Rev. Vince Dettinger. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today and 8-10 a.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown
George C. Evans
SCIENCE HILL -- George Carroll Evans, 56, of Eubank died Friday at
Born Nov. 18, 1942, in Science Hill, he was a son of Maxine Evans of
Science Hill and the late George W. Evans. He was an employee of Paul's
Discount, an army veteran, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Good Hope
Survivors include a son, Phillip L. Evans of Bandy; two daughters,
Carmielittia Roberts of Science Hill and Illesa Ashton of Eubank; a brother,
Paul M. Evans of Science Hill; two sisters, Linda Nicholas of Casey County
and Effie J. Bullock of Goshen, Ohio; two grandchildren; and a step granddaughter.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Morris & Hislope Funeral
Home by William R. Julian with burial in Woodstock Cemetery.
Lola B. Miracle
STANFORD -- Services for Lola B. Young Miracle, 80, of Stanford will
be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fox Funeral Home by Mike Mullins. Burial will be
in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
She died Monday at Stanford House Nursing Home.
Born June 14, 1919, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late
Elmer and Lillie Hale Young. She was a homemaker, a member of Mount Moriah
Christian Church and the widow of Harvey Miracle.
Survivors include a son, Don E. Miracle of Stanford; three brothers,
Elmer Young Jr. of Waynesburg, Marvin W. Young of Somerset and Jesse Young
of Stanford; a half brother, William Sexton of Harrodsburg; a sister, Kathryn
Miracle of Stanford; and a granddaughter.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Sadie B. Morford
LANCASTER -- Sadie B. Morford, 80, of Kennedy Bridge Road, died Sunday
at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 24, 1919, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late
William and Ada Scott Brown. She was an employee of Bill's Restaurant,
formerly Lane's, and a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Morford; a son, Paul Morford of
Mercer County; a brother, Clifford Brown of Garrard County; two sisters,
Geneva Lane and Jewell Wilson, both of Lancaster; four grandchildren; and
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the
Rev. Larry Harris. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Morford, Chris and Mark Jackson, Preston
Leach, Jimmy Morford and Phill Guynn.
Honorary pallbearers are George Day, Donnie Lane, Wesley Gifford, Ray
Graham and Rob Hardin.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Leland T. Rice
CRAB ORCHARD -- Leland Tracy Rice, 50, of Brodhead, formerly of Crab
Orchard, died Sunday at Rockcastle County Hospital.
Born March 25, 1949, in Cincinnati, he was a son of William Rice of
Crab Orchard and the late Mamie Bishop Rice. He was a member of Church
Other survivors include his stepmother, Jimmie Lou Rice of Crab Orchard;
and two sisters, Patricia W. Hughes of Monroe, Mich., and Sheilah E. Rice
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crab Orchard Church of God by Dan
Carr. Burial will be in Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home and
after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Leland T. Rice
CRAB ORCHARD -- Services for Leland Tracy Rice, 50, of Brodhead, formerly
of Crab Orchard, will be 2 p.m. today at Crab Orchard Church of God by
Dan Carr. Burial will be in Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Rockcastle County Hospital.
Pallbearers will be James Hughes, James Benge, Alvin Bishop, Jasper
Rice and Odell Rice.
McKnight-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
George F. Bryant
Services for George Farris Bryant, 84, of Charleston Health Care Center
will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Michael Cox. Burial
will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
Alma Robinson of Junction City is a surviving sister. Her name was
incorrect in Sunday's paper.
Pallbearers will be Roger Robinson, Brian Jackson, William Brickey,
David Chandler, Monty Bryant Sr. and Danny Bryant.
He died Saturday at Charleston Health Care Center.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Logan R. Williams
Services for Logan Ray "Nub" Williams, 53, of Latimer Heights were
scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Wendell Douglas.
Burial is in Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military rites by Caswell
Saufley Post 18 of the American Legion, Stanford.
He died Friday at his home.
Pallbearers were James, Roger, Jimmy and David Anderson, Randy Williams,
Jeff Gammon, Ricky Klink and Donald Bowles.
Honorary pallbearers are Scott Anderson, Billy Joe Bowles, Jerry Perkins,
Todd Gammon, Joey Williams, Chris Johnson, Merl Baldwin and Benny Myers.
Memorials may go to the Boyle County EMS service.
LANCASTER -- Graveside services for Jewell Conn, 69, of Fairfield,
Ohio, formerly of Lancaster, will be 2 p.m. today at Lancaster Cemetery.
There will be no local visitation.
She died Friday at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield.
Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries July 12, 1999
Alma M. Bonness
CLEVELAND -- Alma Marie Shea Bonness, 87, of Lakewood, Ohio, formerly
of Danville, died Friday at her home.
Born Nov. 22, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mabel
Shea Woodell. She was an accountant and income tax processor and the widow
of William J. Bonness.
Survivors include a sister, Janice Oster of Danville.
Services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Donald Martens Funeral Home
by the Rev. Roy Schutz. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery, Avon, Ohio.
Memorials may go to American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115th St.,
Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
Edith M. Overstreet
Services for Edith Mabel Overstreet, 59, of Nancy Avenue will be 11
a.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Snow. Burial will
be in Junction City Ceme-tery.
She died Sunday at her home.
Born June 2, 1940, in Junction City, she was a daughter of the late
William O. and Verla Rose Johnson Southerland. She was an employee of Whirlpool
and Matsushita Appliance Corp., and a member of Parksville Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Connie Vernon and Terry Brown, both
of Junction City; a brother, Hubert Southerland of Danville; four sisters,
Josephine Hiter and Beulah Monroe, both of Shelbyville, Katherine Downey
of Versailles and Betty Keeton of Danville; and three granddaughters.
Pallbearers will be Danny Lynn, Robert Horn, Jimmy Overstreet, Scott
Galloway, Darrell Melton, Ralph Miles, Mike Masters and Randy Brown.
Honorary pallbearers are Chip Givhan, Cordelia Reed, Gladys Maddox,
Bernice Lynn, Wanda Overstreet and Vance and Ashley Reed.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Obituaries July 14, 1999
CRAB ORCHARD -- Larry Caudill, 50, of Waynesburg, died Tuesday at his
home of complications associated with lung cancer.
Born Jan. 13, 1949, in Waynesburg, he was a son of Helen Caudill of
Lancaster and the late Lawrence Caudill. He was a self-employed logger
and attended the Baptist church.
Other survivors include a daughter, Gail Caudill of Waynesburg; two
sons, Shannon Caudill of Waynesburg and Benji Caudill of Nancy; four brothers,
Donald, Junior, Randy and Jim Caudill, all of Waynesburg; six sisters,
Bertie Jones of Stanford, Vickie Kidd, Bonnie Denny, Rita Spoonamore, Melissa
Caudill and Rhonda Denny, all of Waynesburg; and six grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home. Burial
will be in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday.
Felix E. Hall
WAYNESBURG -- Felix Everett Hall, 95, of Johnson Road, died Tuesday
at Stanford House Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Barnett
& Demrow Funeral Home.
Mary Jo Withers
LIBERTY -- Mary Jo Withers, 54, of Yosemite, died Tuesday at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born June 28, 1945, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Richard and Edith Short Carmicle. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Manus Withers; a son, Timothy L. Withers
of Yosemite; a daughter, Dora F. Breeden of Liberty; a sister, Phyllis
Reese of Liberty; a brother, Monroe Grider of Erlanger; and a grandson.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by
Phillip Smallwood. Burial will be in Phelps Cemetery, Russell County.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Graveside services for Herbert "Jeff" Gilbert Jr., 63, of South Second
Street will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Junction City Cemetery.
He died Monday at Samaritan Hospital.
Born June 17, 1936, in Harlan County, he was a son of the late Herbert
and Pearl J. McKelly Gilbert. He was a former employee of Allen's Produce,
a handyman and a member of Danville Church of God.
Survivors include his caregiver, Edna Raider.
Pallbearers will be Billy Goode, G.G. Harmon, James Cocanougher, Woody
Allen and James Hopper.
Honorary pallbearers are Thomas Dunsmore, Edna Raider, Pam Halcomb,
Jerry High, Carl Harmon Sr., and Bonnie Dunsmore.
Visitation after 9:30 p.m. Friday at Stith Funeral Home.
Mabel M. May
LANCASTER -- Services for Mabel Moberly May, 95, of Lancaster will
be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. James Johnson. Burial
will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
She died Monday Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 29, 1904, in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late
William A. and Mary Newland Moberly. She was a homemaker and a member of
Liberty Baptist Church in Buckeye.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Doty Staton.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Obituaries July 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
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.
Reba G. Frederick
STANFORD - Reba Gooch Frederick, 90, of Stanford House Nursing Home,
died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete at Fox Funeral Home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.