Obituaries August 10, 1999
Mary E. Herrin
SOMERSET-- Mary Ellen Herrin, 96, of Somerset, died Monday at Lake
Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Born Mach 18, 1903, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late
John S. and Harrett Cox Peace. She was a nurse at Somerset City Hospital
and a member of First Christian Church. She was the widow of Dr. Opie L.
Herrin and William D. Kidd.
Survivors include a daughter, Odell Hines of Danville; eight grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, J.R.
Kidd and O'Neil Kidd; and a daughter, Elizabeth Walden.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Somerset Undertaking Chapel by
the Rev. Joe Altman. Burial will be in Somerset Cemetery.
Visitation will be 9:30 Wednesday until time of service.
Memorials may go to Somerset First Christian Church or Woodlawn Children's
Campus, PO Box 45, Danville 40423.
Anna C. Thompson
FULTON -- Anna Margaret Culton Thompson, 89, of Fulton, died Saturday
at Haws Memorial Nursing Home.
Born Oct. 14, 1909, in Hartford City, Ind., she was a daughter of the
late Eugene and Margaret Johnson Culton. She was a retired extension agent
for Fulton and McCracken counties and a member of First United Methodist
Church and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was the widow of Francis
Survivors include a daughter, Gertrude Thompson of Fulton; a son, John
M. Thompson of Fulton; three sisters, Katherine Thompson of Fulton, Helen
C. Price of Maitland, Fla., and Geneva C. Glasscock of Gravel Switch; two
brothers, Dan Culton of Harrodsburg and Robert H. Culton of Maitland; three
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist
Church by the Revs. Steve Cavitt and Paul Phillips. A private burial will
be in Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials may go to First United Methodist Church, Carr St., Fulton,
Ky. 42041; Friends of Fulton Public Library, Main St., Fulton; or Fulton
County University of Kentucky Alumni Scholarship Fund, c/o Bob Mahan, City
National Bank, Lake St., Fulton.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Hornbeak Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries August 11, 1999
Rosie N. Johnson
SOMERSET -- Rosie Pearl Neal Johnson, 69, of Science Hill, died Sunday
at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 9, 1929, in Pul-aski County, she was a daughter of the late
Tom Rexroat and Mollie E. Calhoun. She was a former housekeeper and a member
of Jesus Name Chu-rch. She was the widow of William Neal and Bill W. Johnson.
Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Randall of Science Hill; two brothers,
Frank and Benny Rexroat, both of Science Hill; four sisters, Hazel Turner
of Danville, Agnes Calhoun and Margaret Clines, both of Somerset, and Linda
S. Dobbs of Nancy; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
two infant sons.
Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at New Brothers Funeral Home
by Rudy Randall. Burial was in Ringgold Cemetery.
Bessie W. Williams
STANFORD -- Services for Bessie Ilee Williams, 92, of Hustonville,
will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Green River Pentecostal Church by Rick Naylor.
Burial will be in Eason Cemetery.
She died Monday at her home.
Born May 21, 1907, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late
Whitt and Louanna Walls. She was a homemaker and a member of Green River
Pentecostal Church. She was the widow of Arid Williams.
Survivors include two daughters, Bertha VanHook of Hustonville and
Morene Willis of Amelia, Ohio; two brothers, Jim Walls of McKinney and
George Walls of Geneva; a sister, Amanda Gaddis of Geneva; 22 grandchildren;
52 great-grandchildren; and 53 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Junior and Clell Williams; and
two daughters, Helen Williams and Luna Walls.
Pallbearers will be Randall and Heath Alford, Jamie Martin, Chad Durham,
Adam Epling, and Joshua, Jeremy and Chris VanHook. Honorary pallbearers
are Trenton Van-Hook and Jerry Walls.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at the church.
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries August 12, 1999
Bonnie Casey, 75, of Chestnut Grove Road, Parksville, died Wednesday
at her home.
Born June 18, 1924, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late
Enoch and Zona Mae Denton Gordon.
She was a retired employee of Kentucky State Hospital and a member
of Junction City Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Larry Casey of Louisville; a daughter, Melda
Caldwell of Parksville; four brothers, Ed, Frank and Raymond Gordon, all
of Indianapolis; and George Gordon of Parksville; a sister, Louise Johnson
of Parksville; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Evan and Jamey Casey, Scotty and Darin Caldwell
and Mark and Steve Gordon.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by
Gerald Carter. Burial will be in Cream Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.
PERRYVILLE -- William E. "Bill" Bricken, 81, of South Bragg Street,
died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was the husband
of Viola Milburn Bricken. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at Wilder
Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday with burial in Hillcrest
Obituaries August 13, 1999
James Bradley "Jimmie" Martin Westerfield, 79, of Stoneybrook Drive,
died Wednesday at her home.
Born Nov. 25, 1919, in Carlisle, she was a daughter of the late James
H. and Maude M. Robbins Martin. She was a homemaker and a Christian.
Survivors include a daughter, Sherron W. Moore of Danville; four sons,
James S. Westerfield of Danville, T. Logan Westerfield of St. Petersburg,
Fla., William H. Westerfield of Lexington, and Brent M. Westerfield of
Richmond Texas; two grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary
Story. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Lexington.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.
Ernest E. Gibson
LANCASTER -- Ernest Eugene Gibson, 60, of Old Railroad Grade, Paint
Lick, died Thursday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Born March 6, 1939, in Garrard County, he was a son of Bonnie Gibson
of Paint Lick and the late Marie Gibson. He was a paint contractor and
a farmer. He was a member of Paint Lick Sportsman's Club and Paint Lick
Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Anne Hyden Gibson of Paint Lick; two sons,
Barry Valentour of Cartersville and Michael Valentour of Paint Lick; a
daughter, Barbara Abner of Garrard County; a brother, Clay Gibson of Paint
Lick; a sister, Pauline Denny of Paint Lick; and six grandchildren.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs.
Larry Ballinger and Gary Thurman. Burial will be in Paint Lick Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Joe Denny, Billy Denny, Pete Connor, Steve Connor and
Honorary pallbearers are Paul Coldiron, Frank Morrow, James Bowman,
Marvin Harold and Roy Lamb.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Saturday.
PERRYVILLE -- Services for William E. "Bill" Bricken, 81, of South
Bragg Street, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilder Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
He died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 17, 1918, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Robert
L. and Mae Edwards Bricken.
He was a retired farmer and a former employee of Boyle County Stockyards.
He was a member of Perryville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Viola "Babe" Milburn Bricken; a sister,
Mary Stewart of Perryville; a grandson; and a great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Billy Bricken and Gary Bricken.
Pallbearers will be Marvin Carpenter, Monte Elliott, Bruce Richardson,
Scott Pittman, Godbey Hundley Jr. and David McCarty.
Honorary pallbearers are Howard "Buck" Roller, Jimmy Clark, Glen Shearer,
Merl Clark, and Jess Tamme and friends at Boyle County Stockyards.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Perryville United Methodist Church building fund.
LANCASTER -- Services for Ruby Anderson Layer McIlvoy, 68, of Butler
Drive, Danville, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the
Revs. Doug Wesley and Ernest L. Martin. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
She died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 26, 1930, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late
John A. and Bessie Peel Anderson.
She was a former beautician and retired employee of Super 8 Motel in
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Danville, and a member
and past matron of Boyle Chapter 359, Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, Virgil McIlvoy; a daughter, Debie L.
Burton of Danville; a brother, Horace Anderson of Nicholasville; a sister,
Hazel Davis of Burlseon, Texas; and a grandson.
Pallbearers will be J.T. and William J. McIlvoy, Darrell and Wayne
Grigsby, Bobby Tomblin and Irvin Ray.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Friday with an Eastern Star service at 7:30
Memorials may go to Boyle Chapter 359 Order of Eastern Star, c/o Martha
May, 620 Apache Trail, Danville, 40422 or Calvary Baptist Church building
fund, 214 Lincoln Ave., Danville.
Obituaries August 15, 1999
Ruth F. Godbey, 86, of St. Mildreds Court, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell
Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 10, 1912, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late
W. H. and Minnie Pearl Hill Godbey. She was retired from Danville Laundry
and was a Methodist.
Survivors include two sisters, Minerva Godbey of Danville and Christine
Hendren of Martinsville, Ind.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the
Rev. Henderson Goins. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Perryville.
Active and honorary pallbearers will be Danny Gipson, Gary and James
Joseph, Phillip Bratcher, Jeff Terrell, David Jones, Alan Hendren, Jerry
Snellen, Walter Nimocks, Dr. Thomas Baeker, Dr. Finley Hendrickson, Dr.
John Lacy and Dr. Shelby White.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to McDowell Home Health.
Robert Case Sr.
CONNERSVILLE, Ind. -- Robert Lee Case, Sr., 79, of Fountain Place,
died Friday at Fayette Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 12, 1920, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Jasper
and Pearl Shearer Case. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945. He was
a retired worker in designing and manufacturing and attended Baptist Temple
Church. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Rushville and the Moose
Lodge in Richmond.
Survivors include seven daughters, Susan Taylor of Whitley City, Sharon
Purselley of Danville, Judy Snider, Paula Sawyer and Micki Walters, all
of Connersville, Terri Johnson of Laurel, Ind., and Vicki Paxton of Brooksville,
Fla.; three sons, Bill Case of Danville, Jeffrey Case of Connersville and
Bobby Smith of Kissimmee, Fla.; his fiancé, Sue Lakes of Connersville;
a brother, James Case of Arlington, Ind.; a sister, Mary Hall of Connersville;
28 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee Case, Jr.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home by E.G.
Robertson and the Rev. Mike Morgan. Burial will be in Lick Creek Cemetery
with military graveside services by the Fayette County Veterans Council.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today.
Services for Robert (Bobby) Jean Powell, 57, of East Main Street, will
be 2 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Wesley. Burial
will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
He died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was
the husband of Eva Virginia Clark Powell.
Born July 5, 1942, in Richmond, he was a son of the late Price and
Mary Jane Cline Powell. He and his wife were co-owners of Ma's Country
Kitchen in Danville. He was retired with 23 years of service as a general
manager for Richmond Bottling Works and was a member of Calvary Baptist
Other survivors include a son, Robert L. Powell of North Myrtle Beach,
Fla.; three brothers, Thomas Powell of Sevierville, Tenn., Charles Powell
of Richmond and Herbert Powell of Lexington; a sister, Hazel Powell of
Lexington; and a grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Floyd Lyons, Mike Montgomery, Skip Hogue, Roscoe
Brown, Willis Preston Jr., Richard Cook, Johnny Roney and Ray Price.
Honoraray pallbearers are Dexter and Happy Belcher, Clarence Barrett,
Jesse Hogue, Johnny Sheene and Brian Schaefer.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to Calvary Baptist Church.
Services for James Bradley "Jimmie" Martin Westerfield, 79, of Stoneybrook
Drive, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Story.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Lexington.
She died Wednesday at her home.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.
David D. Newcomb
CRAB ORCHARD -- Services for David Dale Newcomb, 49, of Meadowlark
Drive, will be 2 p.m. today at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by Dan Gutenson.
Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.
He died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington of natural causes.
Born Feb. 28, 1950, in Crab Orchard, he was a son of the late Robert
and Stella Spivey Newcomb. He was a conductor for Norfolk Southern Railway.
He served as mayor of Crab Orchard from 1992-1998. He had been a city commissioner
and was active with the Lincoln County Democratic party. He was a former
board member of the Crab Orchard Little League Baseball Program. He previously
attended Watts Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberley Bruner Newcomb; a daughter, Hilary
D. Newcomb of Crab Orchard; a son, Matthew Newcomb of Crab Orchard; six
sisters, Dorothy Williams and Lois C. Anderson, both of Danville, Virginia
I. Kelly of Indiana, Georgia E. Coffee of Lockland, Ohio, Justine Frost
of Coverdale, Ind., and Bessie J. Carter of Indianapolis; six brothers,
Roy E. Newcomb of Moreland, Bobby Newcomb, Benny L. Newcomb, Donnie R.
Newcomb and S. Keith Newcomb, all of Indianapolis, and Ronnie R. Newcomb
Pallbearers will be Jay Smith, Lonnie Pruitt, Gary Coffee, Curt Brown,
Keith Hoskins and Bob Coulter.
Visitation is after 8 a.m. today.
Memorials may go to East End Ambulance Service, Kentucky Baptist Children's
Home, or the Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph Hospital.