Obituaries July 29, 1999
Victoria Ray, 88, of Chattanooga, Tenn., formerly of Danville, died
Wednesday in Chattanooga.
Born Dec. 7, 1910, in Danville, she was a daughter of the late Tom
and Mattie Wilkerson Sheene. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a brother, Benny Sheene of Fort Myers; two sisters,
Mary Wanda Reynolds of Danville and Tippy Potts of Lexington; a caregiver
and daughter-in law, Tina Ray of Chattanooga; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was precede in death by two sons, William Ray Jr. and Robert D.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the
Rev. Lamar Moore. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Friday.
Caroline H. Harmon
HARRODSBURG -- Caroline Harris Harmon, 63, of Chimney Rock Road, died
Wednesday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 25, 1935, in Paducah, she was a daughter of the late Charles
E. and Louise Shell Harris. She was a former secretary at Ashland Oil Co.
and secretary/treasurer of Overhead Door Co., Lexington. She was a member
of Church of Christ, Paducah, and was a University of Kentucky Fellow.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Harmon; and a brother, David
R. Harris of Houston, Texas.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial
will be in Burgin Memorial Garden.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday.
LANCASTER -- Kathryn Heare, 78, Cave Spring Drive, died Wednesday at
her home. She was the widow of James T. Heare. Arrangements are incomplete
at Ramsey Funeral Home.
MIDDLEBURG -- Hazel Wheeler of Yosemite died Wednesday at her home
of natural causes. Arrangements are incomplete at Bartle Funeral Home.
Mary Kate Whittle
A memorial service for Mary Kate Burnett Whittle, 44, formerly of Danville,
will be 6:30 p.m. today at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.
She died July 3 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
She was a daughter of Jane C. Atkins of Danville and Edwin Burnett
Other survivors include her husband, Charles E. Whittle II; a son,
Micah Whittle; and two daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth Whittle, all at home.
Connie H. Dempsey
Services for Connie Sue Humes Dempsey, 52, of Ridgeway Drive, will
be 11 a.m. Friday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Stevens. Burial
will be in Wilmore Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at her home of natural causes.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.
Alta M. Robinson
CRAB ORCHARD -- Ser-vices for Alta Messer Robinson, 84, of Crab Orchard
will be private.
Burial will be in Ephesus Church Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at her home.
Born Aug. 4, 1916, in Knox County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel
and Axie Warren Messer. She was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church and
the widow of the Rev. Walter Robinson.
Survivors include a son, Sam Robinson of Crab Orchard; a daughter,
Reah Allen of Lanesville, Ind.; six sisters, Maxine Stewart of Dayton,
Ohio, Nollie Fields and Vada Varish, both of Wellsville, Ohio, Ellen Kent
and Hester Sipes, both of Bucyrus, Ohio, and Chelsie Barnard of Marion,
Ohio; two brothers, George Messer of Whearton, W.V., and Dexter Messer
of Wellsville; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may go to Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
McKnight-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Vernice R. Shoup
STANFORD -- Services for Vernice Reynolds Shoup, 87, of Colorado Springs,
Colo., will be 10 a.m. Friday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Beck.
Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
She died Monday in Colorado Springs.
Pallbearers will be Stephen and David Schaefer, Kyle Shoup, Mike Miller,
Mike DeSimone and Rob Hampton.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Harris Memorial United Methodist Church.
Obituaries July 30, 1999
CAMPBELLSVILLE -- Jimmie Collette, 52, of Campbellsville, died there
Born Sept. 27, 1946 in Danville, he was a son of Juanita Hulett Collette
of Campbellsville and the late Ewell H. Collette. He was a former member
of Campbellsville Christian Church and a member of York Rite and Scottish
Rite in Augusta, Ga., Shrine Alee Temple in Savannah, Ga., and Mystic Tie
Masonic Lodge 450 F&AM.
Other survivors include his daughter, Jinger Collette of Campbellsville;
and two cousins, Hollis Doolin and Sandra Lear, both of Garrard County.
Graveside services were held today at the Lancaster Cemetery by Michael
WAYNESBURG -- Chester C. Martin, 79, of Hustonville, died Thursday
at his home.
Born Jan. 22, 1920, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Henry
E. and Almedia Sluder Martin. He was a retired farmer, the widower of Essie
Smith Martin and a member of South Fork Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Holton and Katherine Beatty,
both of South Fork; a sister, Marie Gifford of New Salem; six grandchildren,
and eight great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Donnie and Darrin Holton, Johnny Coleman, Larry
and Rollie Williams and Brian Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Coleman II, Tiffiny and Joshua Coleman,
Delbert, Jessica and Jennifer Williams, Shawn Holton and Danita Beatty.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home
by Jerry Wilcher. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
HARRODSBURG -- Nannie Noel, 85, of Cane Run, died Thursday at the James
B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Henry Noel. Arrangements
are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.
LIBERTY -- Nettie Rodgers, 72, of Hwy. 70 West, wife of Vitus Rodgers,
died Thursday at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McKinney-Brown
Ruth C. Wing
HARRODSBURG -- Ruth Annelle Cunningham Wing, 70, of Haddix Street,
died Wednesday at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor.
Born March 5, 1929, in Mercer County, she as a daughter of the late
David and Mary Edwards Cunningham. She was a bookkeeper for Yates-Woodard
Buick Chevrolet and Hall's Camper Sales, Lexington. She was a member of
Salvisa United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Francis Earl Wing; a son, Alan B. Laymon
of Harrodsburg; a daughter, Marie Colabella of Los Angeles; a step-daughter,
Beth Spears of Nashville, Tenn.; three brothers, Buford and Byford Cunningham,
both of Lawrenceburg, and Bill Cunningham of Salvisa; a sister, Jewell
Sparrow of Graefenburg; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev.
Connie H. Dempsey
Services for Connie H. Dempsey, 52, of Ridgeway Drive, were held this
morning at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Stevens. Burial was in
She died Tuesday at her of natural causes.
Pallbearers will be Gary Davenport, Billy Bottom, Irvin Maggard, Frank
Peel Jr., Greg Humes, Nicky Peel, Gary Peel and Chris Cobb.
Memorials my go to Heritage Hospice.
Services for Victoria Ray, 88, of Chattanooga, Tenn., formerly of Danville,
were scheduled at 2 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev.
Lamar Moore. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
She died Wednesday in Chattanooga.
Pallbearers are Steve Childs, Ronny McBryar, Dale, Steve, Ronnie and
Donnie Ray. Honorary pallbearer will be nephews.
Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Friday.
Carolyn H. Harmon
HARRODSBURG -- Services for Carolyn Harris Harmon, 63, of Chimney Rock
Road will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial will be
in Burgin Memorial Garden.
She died Wednesday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Kathryn B. Heare
LANCASTER --Services for Eunice Kathryn Bradley Heare, 78, of Cave
Spring Drive will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the
Revs. Bob Rush and Gary Story. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at her home.
Born May 3, 1921 in Lexington, she was a daughter of the late Denny
and Allie Mae Carter Bradley Williams. She was a former owner and operator
of People's Furniture Store for 41 years and a member of Old Paint Lick
Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of James T. Heare.
Survivors include three brothers, Charles E. Bradley of Hamilton, Ohio,
William S. Bradley of Garrard County and Warren G. Bradley of Lexington.
Pallbearers will be Clyde Merida Jr., Edward Roark, Dudley Hurte, Ray
Brooks, O.P. Isaacs, Paul Playforth, Billy Moss and Jeff Daly.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Hazel E. Wheeler
MIDDLEBURG -- Services for Hazel Esther Wheeler, 86, of Yosemite will
be 2 p.m. Saturday at Middleburg United Methodist Church by Steven Willingham
and Luther Pemberton. Burial will be in Poplar Hill Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at her home of natural causes.
Born Aug. 20, 1912, in Yosemite, she was a daughter of the late Artimas
W. and Emily R. Morgan McQueary. She was a member of Middleburg United
Methodist Church and the widow of Richard Wheeler.
Survivors include four daughters, Orpha Hreha of Liberty, Roxie Ford
of Hustonville, Violet Smith of Stanford and Naomi Goodman of Yosemite;
four sons, Riley Wheeler of Corryton, Tenn., Denver Wheeler and Buel Wheeler,
both of Middleburg, and Oval Wheeler of Liberty; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren
and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home and after 11
a.m. Saturday at the church.
Obituaries August 1, 1999
Lowell T. Carman
STANFORD -- Lowell T. Carman, 64, of McKinney, died Saturday at his
Born Oct. 24, 1934, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Ervin
and Lillie R. Car-man. He was a self-employed bricklayer and a veteran
of the U.S. Navy. Carman served in the Korean War.
Survivors include a companion, Peggy Vanhook of Huston-ville; two daughters,
Cindy Coleman and Janet Brown, both of Hustonville; a brother, Clarence
Carman of Casey County; two sisters, Adele Cor-man of Blue Ash, Ohio, and
Leone Floyd of Casey County; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; three
step grandchildren; and one step great-grandson.
Services will be 2 p.m. Mon-day at Fox Funeral Home by Ed Carman and
C.B. Carman. Full military rites will be by Cas-well Saufley of American
legion Post 18.
Burial will be a Middleburg Cemetery in Casey County.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today.
LOUISVILLE -- Celia Robertson Griffin, 92, died Thurs-day at the Norton
Audubon Hospital in Louisville.
Born Sept. 13, 1906, in Aliceton, she was a daughter of the late George
Washington and Ethel Preston Robertson. She was the widow of Edward John
Griffin. She was a retired private nurse and salesperson with the old Stewart's
Dry Goods and Greenups in Louisville. She lived in Arnold Tower in Danville
in the 1970s.
Survivors include a son, Edward D. Griffin of Louisville; one grandchild;
and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. today at the Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral
Home in Louisville. A private burial will be at St. Bridget Cemetery in
Visitation will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. today.
Adela D. Harness
CRAB ORCHARD -- Adela Denney Harness, 87, died Saturday at the Deaconess
Hospital in Cincinnati.
Born Oct. 19, 1911, in Rockcastle County, she was the daughter of the
late Sim and Mary E. Long Denney. She was the widow of Chester Harness.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Harness had been
living in Mason, Ohio, but was a former resident of Crab Orchard.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Hannah of Salt Lake City, Utah;
a son, Joe Hannah of Salt Lake City, Utah; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren;
and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home Chapel
in Crab Orchard. Burial will be in Bethel Church of Christ Cemetery.
Visitation will be after noon Tuesday.
James J. Clarkson
PERRYVILLE -- Services for James (Joe) Clarkson, 83, of Nokomis Trail,
formerly of Forkland community, will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's
Catholic Church by Paul Prabel.
Burial will be in Taylor-Clarkson Cemetery.
He died Thursday in Harrodsburg.
Born Jan 5, 1916, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late John and
Mary Burka Clarkson.
He retired in 1982 as a yard master for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
in Akron, Ohio, and was a self-employed carpenter after retirement. He
was a graduate of Forkland High School, served in the U.S. Navy during
World War II and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Clarkson; a daughter, Rae Cogar of
Columbus, Ohio; three sons, James Joseph Clarkson Jr. of Maui, Hawaii,
Charles Richard Clarkson of Huntington, W.Va., and Barry Clarkson of Danville;
a sister, Josephine Roller of Danville; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Clarkson.
Pallbearers will be Donald Westerfield, Mikal Clarkson, Kenny and Lonnie
Roller, Jason Strevels and Larry Strevels Jr.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at
Wilder Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church building
HARRODSBURG -- Services for Nannie Noel, 85, of Cane Run, will be 2
p.m. today at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert DeFoor.
Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.
She died Thursday at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 6, 1914, in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late
Amos and Cordie Phillips Peach. She was the widow of Henry Noel. She was
owner and operator of a personal care home for 45 years and member of Harrodsburg
Survivors include two sons, Hunter and Bob Noel, both of Harrodsburg;
a daughter, Betty Hill of Harrodsburg; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, James W. "Billy" Noel.
Pallbearers will be C.M Shewmaker, Tom Guthrie, Billy Hill, Jimmy and
Patrick Noel, and Tommy and Buddy Beasley.
Visitation will be after 7 a.m. today at Alexander and Royalty Funeral
Memorials may go to Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 312 S. Main Street,
Harrodsburg, Ky., 40330.
LIBERTY -- Services for Nettie Marie Lee Rodgers, 72, of Hwy. 70 West,
will be 11 a.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Donald Clark and
Richard Lehmann. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery.
She died Thursday at her home.
Born July 3, 1927, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Albert and Ora Warren Lee. She was a member of Hilltop Trinity Full Gospel
Tabernacle and was a homemaker and co-owner of Rodgers Used Cars.
Survivors include her husband, Vitus Rodgers; five sons, Jackie, Jerry,
Donald, Ronald and David Rodgers, all of Liberty; seven daughters; Charlene
Terrill and Glenda Cain, both of Liberty, Wanda Rodgers and Rita Burton,
both of Columbia, Gloria Luttrell of Windsor, Debbie Laman and Judy Sphenolett,
both of Dunnville; three sisters, Emma Rodgers and Freda Garrett of Dunnville
and Geneva Vanoy of Middlesboro; 30 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren,
11 great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Terrill and Jackie, Jerry, Donald, Ronald
and David Rodgers.
Honorary pallbearers are Gary Laman, Lester Luttrell, Tom Sphenolett,
Danny Burton and Charles Cain.