Miscellaneous Boyle County, Kentucky Obituaries

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Obituaries July 18, 1999

Elwood Long
HARRODSBURG -- Elwood Long, 84, of Harrodsburg, died Friday at the Veteran's Admin-istration Hospital in Lexington.
Born Jan. 28, 1915, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Ed and Addie Royalty Long.
He was an automobile dealer and a member of the Douglas Laws Post No. 52 American Legion, the 32nd Degree Mas-on Scottish Rite and the Oleika Temple Shriners. He was also a member of Mercer Lodge F&AM and had served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. He was a Kentucky Col-onel and a deacon of Harrods-burg Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Cheatham Long; two sons, Don and Eddie Long, both of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Vernice Jewell and Ernest Long, both of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Kathleen Newby of Harrodsburg and Virginia Sa-ladino of Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. 
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Kenneth Whitehouse and the Rev. Robert DeFoor. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is after 7 a.m. today until time of services at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

John W. Westerfield
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- John W. Westerfield, 75, of Fort Wayne, died Friday at his home.
Born February 28, 1924, in Parksville, he was the son of the late Harry Westerfield and Edith Craig. He was a retired electrician with IBEW Local 305 in Fort Wayne and the husband of Stella M. Lloyd Wes-terfield.
Other survivors include a daughter, Peggy Crawford of Fort Wayne; two sons, William Craig Westerfield of Glendale, Ariz. and Ronnie Eugene Wes-terfield of Bradfordsville; four sisters, Leona Riley and Chrystal Whitehouse, both of Perryville, Alma Blevins of Stanford and Eva Blackford of Paducah; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Elzey & Haggard Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Visitation is 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may go to Northeast Indiana Hospice and Cancer Services, P.O. Box 12869, Fort Wayne, Ind., 46866.
Information for obituary courtesy of Wilder Funeral Home.

Fritz L. McElfresh
Services for Fritz Lee McElfresh, 79, of Stevenson Ave. will be 11 a.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Gino Donatel-li. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
He died Friday at Samaritan Hospital.
Pallbearers will be Jeff, Brian, Ryan and Derrick McElfresh, Jeremy Downey and John Reed Naylor.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Memorials may go to American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation.

Obituaries July 19, 1999

Luther M. Bandy
Luther Madison Bandy, 88, of Boyle County, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 25, 1910, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late James A. and Lucy Young Bandy. He was a maintenance supervisor at Palm Beach Co., a member of First Baptist Church and the widower of Mabel Bandy.
Survivors include three sons, Harold Bandy of Nicholasville, George Bandy of Lancaster and Gerald Bandy of Fort Wright; a daughter, Betty Coontz of Danville; a brother, James W. Bandy of Louisville; a sister, Pauline Gammon of Montrose, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home.

Priscilla H. Cowan
HARRODSBURG -- Priscilla Hall Cowan, 89, of Ashley Camp Road died Saturday at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor. 
Born March 27, 1910, in Bellows Falls, Va., she was a daughter of the late Webster and Bertha Day Hall. She was a member of Bellows Falls Episcopal Church. 
Survivors include a son, Bob Cowan of Mercer County; a daughter, Carolyn Losee of Harbor City, Calif.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
There will be no visitation.
Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice or Saxtons River Historical Society, Brattleboro, Vt. 

John Dickerson
HARRODSBURG -- John Dickerson, 71, of Central Pike died Sunday at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Virginia Gillespie
HARRODSBURG -- Virginia Watts Matherly Gillespie, 91, of Fairview Court died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 16, 1907, in Deep Creek, she was a daughter of the late Marion D. and Mary Z. Watts Matherly. She had worked for a dry cleaner and employee Trayner's Grocery Store and a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Ginger Claunch Bussell of Harrodsburg; and four great-grandsons.
Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

George A. Hatter
MIDDLEBURG -- George A. Hatter, 91, of Middleburg died Saturday at Stanford House Nursing Home.
Born Sept. 24, 1907, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Richard and Sally J. Durham Hatter. He was a retired employee of National Distillery and farmer and was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Nettie Durham Pittman Hatter; six daughters, Jewell Williams and Mildred Tomes, both of Liberty, Hartese Johnson of Stanford, Norma Milbern of Lexington, Mabel Latham of Yosemite and Anna J. Woodrum of Cincinnati; a son, Paul Hatter of Yosemite; nine stepchildren; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. 
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. C.B. Carman. Burial will be in Durham Cemetery on Calvary Ridge Road.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Williams, Richard Brown, Charles Brown, Joey Milbern, Joe Woodrum, Dave Woodrum, Terry Hatter and Jeffrey Hatter.
Honorary pallbearers are Kirgy Williams, Herman Brown Jr., Dr. Teresa Johnson and Tammy White.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.

Mary D. Holladay
LEXINGTON -- Mary Louise Davenport Holladay, 77, formerly of Atlanta, died Saturday in Nicholasville.
Born Oct. 1, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Samuel N. and Hattie Allen Buchanan Davenport. She was a retired receptionist with Bendix Corp. She was a graduate of Harrodsburg High School, a member of Berkeley Hills Ladies Golf Association and a member and elder of The Church of the New Covenant in Doraville, Ga.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Holladay; two sons, Tommy Holladay of Nicholasville and Gary D. Holladay of Bucks County, Pa.; two brothers, George Davenport of Fort Wright and Bob Davenport of Danville; two sisters, Elizabeth Harris and Lillian Plummer, both of Harrodsburg; and four grandchildren.
Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by the Rev. Steve Palmer and Craig Ryan. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. 
Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Curtis Patterson
HARRODSBURG -- Curtis "Shootie" 69, of Claunch Road, Perryville, died from injuries in a fall Saturday in Cornishville. 
Born March 16, 1930, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Armphrey and Bertie Devine Patterson. He was a retired employee of E.W. Brown Generating Plant and a member of Benton Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, James D. Patterson of Perryville and Wayne Shewmaker of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Lucretia A. Patterson of Lexington and Vicki Warner of Lawrenceburg; four sisters, Rena Moberly, Nancy Long, Christine Hart and Opal Claunch, all of Harrodsburg; 11 grandchildren; a step grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Garnett L. Patterson. 
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Chuck Robinson. Burial will be in Patterson Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and after 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Rupert Wyatt
LIBERTY -- Rupert Wyatt, 79, of Liberty died Sunday at his home. He was the husband of Ferne Wyatt. Arrangements are incomplete at Bartle Funeral Home.

Robert D. Sims
Services for Robert D. Sims, 51, Palm Dale, Calif., will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Barnett. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
He died Wednesday in California.
Born Sept. 17, 1947, in Indianapolis, he was a son of Henry R. and Lucille Grubbs Sims of Danville. He was an employee of Butler Telcom and an Army veteran.
Other survivors include a son, Glen Sims of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a daughter, DeAnn Sims of Las Vegas; a brother, Carl Sims of Topeka, Kan.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Elwood Long
HARRODSBURG -- Services for Elwood Long, 84, of Lexington Road, were held Sunday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Long, Jerry Newby, Rickey Long, Charles Cheatham and Doug Cheatham. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Devine, Kenneth Kirkland, Edwin Freeman, Charles Hurst and Bill Pinkston.
He died Friday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington.

Obituaries July 20, 1999

Luther M. Bandy
Services for Luther Madison Bandy, 88, of Boyle County, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Jerry Lester. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. He died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be Horace Gifford, Bud and Billy Jeffries, Tony Hunt, Harold Reynolds, Joe Overstreet, James Bandy and Craig Bell.
Honorary pallbearers are members of the Andrew Sunday School class and Dr. Quin Bailey.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home.

John Dickerson
HARRODSBURG -- Services for John Dickerson, 71, of Central Pike, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by John Watts. Burial will be in Cobb Hill Cemetery in Estill County. 
He died Sunday at his home. 
Born July 8, 1928, in Cobb Hill, he was a son of the late James and Sarah Watson Dickerson. He was a farmer and served in the Marines during the Korean War. He was the widow of Verde Priddy Dickerson. 
Survivors include three sons, Carl L. Dickerson of Georgetown, Johnny D. Dickerson of Harrodsburg and Charles A. Dickerson of Paris, four daughters, Debra S. Salters, Devonda S. Hutson, Mary L. Walton and Anna C. Mann, all of Hopkinsville; a brother, Preston Dickerson of Lexington; a sister, Louranna Hall of Harrodsburg; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Carl, Johnny and Adrian Dickerson, Jeff Walter, Willis Hicks and Howard Staley.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and after 7 a.m. Thursday until service time. 

Virginia Gillespie
HARRODSBURG -- Services for Virginia Watts Matherly Gillespie, 91, of Fairview Court will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert DeFoor and Delbert Hammonds. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Claunch, Scott Johnson, Garnett Matherly, David Taylor, Bob Baker and Franklin Ransdell. Honorary pallbearer are Sean, Beau, Lucas and Ethan Claunch.
Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Curtis Patterson
HARRODSBURG -- Services for Curtis "Shootie" 69, of Claunch Road, Perryville, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Chuck Robinson. Burial will be in Patterson Cemetery. 
He died from injuries in a fall Saturday in Cornishville. 
Pallbearers will be Marty Long, Darty Hart, Monte Hart, Chad Barnett, Tim Darland, Brad Barnett, Chris Holderman and Mark Bugg.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Rupert P. Wyatt
LIBERTY -- Services for Rupert P. Wyatt, 79, of Liberty, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. David Cornish. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery. He died Sunday at his home. 
Born April 20, 1920, in Kingston, Tenn., he was a son of the late Samuel F. and Vida Brooks Wyatt. He was a farmer and a member of Brush Creek Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ferne Wilkinson Wyatt; four sons, Claude F. Wyatt of Liberty, Paul D. Wyatt of Elkhorn, Roy H. Wyatt of Taylorsville and Rupert P. Wyatt II of Old Taylor Mill; two daughters, Laurvida A. Petitt of Riverview, Fla., and Peggy G. Gorman of Frankfort; a brother, Samuel E. Wyatt of Kingston; a sister, Jeanette Arp of Hixon, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Richard and Scott Petitt, Claude Wyatt Jr., Michael Aldridge and Ronnie and Paul Wyatt.
Honorary pallbearer is Brendan Wyatt.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.

Obituaries July 21, 1999

Arnold L. Burton
HARRODSBURG -- Services for Arnold L. Burton, 81, of Pendleton, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Terry Morrison. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Monday in LaGrange. 
Born Oct. 13, 1917, in Willow Grove, he was a son of the late Mack and Lula Eads Burton. He was a retired shop foremen for Smith Transfer Trucking Co., a World War II Army veteran and a former deacon at Delhi Baptist Church, Cincinnati.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Carey Burton; two sons, Kenneth W. Burton of Lexington and Ronald L. Burton of Marietta, Ga.; a daughter, Jacci Bedenbaugh of Cincinnati; a brother, Carl Burton of northern Kentucky; a sister, Ruth Belcher of Parksville; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Freeman, Tom Carey, Matt and Adam Bedenbaugh, and Jason and Joshua Burton.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Thursday.

George W. McGuire
MACON, Ga. -- Services for George W. McGuire, 83, of Macon, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Born in Marquette, Iowa, he retired as a master sergeant and flight engineer after 20 years in the Air Force. A veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, he was a Distinguished Flying Cross recipient. He also was an industrial arts teacher and co-proprietor of a store selling musical instruments.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Ivey McGuire; two daughters, Karon Click of Stanford and Judith Fitzwater of Germantown, Md.; a son, George W. McGuire III of Macon; and four grandchildren.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today.


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