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Obituaries August 29, 1999

Leota L. Craiger
Leota Lee Craiger, 69, of Butler Drive, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 28, 1929, in Louisville, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Robinson and Bonnie Black Robinson Nester. She was a retired employee of American Greeting Corporation.
Survivors include four daughters, Felicia Craiger of Stanford, Cindy Craiger of Lex-ington, Sherry Cooper of Virginia Beach, Va., and Debbie Kuykendall of Ocala, Fla.; six grandchildren; and a stepfather, Charles Nester of Shelby-ville.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Revs. Rob Cox and Doug Wesley. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may go to the Aplastic Anemia Foundation of America, Annapolis, Md. 

Lillie M. Logue
Lillie Mae Logue, formerly of West Walnut Street, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home.

Winfield S. Gabhart
HARRODSBURG -- Win-field Scott Gabhart, 79, of Aspen Drive, died Friday at his residence.
Born Aug. 19, 1920, in Harrodsburg, he was a son of the late Marie Jameson and Dr. Winfield Scott Gabhart. A Harrodsburg lawyer, farmer and businessman, Gabhart was a graduate of Centre College and the University of Louis-ville School of Law. He was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Milby Gabhart; two daughters, Nancy Jameson Middleton of New York City and Stonington, Conn., and Elizabeth Tannon of Louisville; and two grandchildren. 
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at McClellan Funeral Home by the Revs. Guy New-land, John Duncan and Jon Jones. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may go to Her-itage Hospice, 337 W. Broad-way, Danville, Ky. 40423, or New Providence Presbyterian Church organ fund.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.

James O. Teater
HARRODSBURG -- James Oran Teater, 77, of Pleasant Hill Drive, Burgin, died Friday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born June 20, 1921, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Ezra and Rose Shewmaker Teater. He worked for 30 years in the purchasing department at Corning Glass Inc., and was a former co-owner of Yesterday Antiques in Burgin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, an elder at Burgin Christian Church, and a former member of the Burgin Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Delores Perkins Teater; two daughters, Lisa Miller of Nich-olasville and Linda Matlock of Somerville, S.C.; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Caldwell-Reiss. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Monday. Pall-bearers will be Carl Leonard, Bill Breeden, Don Comer, Robert D. Thompson, Lee Sharp and Curtis Bailey.

Raymond Vanarsdall
HARRODSBURG -- Ray-mond Vanarsdall, 81, of Greenville Street, died Friday at his residence. 
Born Sept. 17, 1917, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Campbell and Mattie Randolph Vanarsdall.
Survivors include a sister, Elsie Pinkston of Harrodsburg; and five nieces. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Peavler, and a brother, Cloyd Vanarsdall.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Spring Hill Cemetery. Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Wilkinson
LIBERTY -- Clarence Wil-kinson, 75, of Lexington, died Saturday in Hospice Care Center, St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington.
Born May 10, 1924, in Elmwood Place, Ohio, he was a son of the late Hershel and Cleo Lay Wilkinson. He was employed by Wallace's Book-store for 30 years. He was chairman of the board for two terms at Sayre Christian Village, Lexington.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah Wilham Wilkinson; a son, Bruce Wilkinson of Rich-mond; a daughter, Karla Wilkinson Johnson of North Carolina; a brother, Wallace Wilkinson of Lexington; a sister, Alma Lou Haggard of Liberty; and five grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Dale Robbins and Ronnie Hupp. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is 3-6 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday.

Ernestine M. Shearin
MORELAND -- Services for Ernestine McKamey Shearin, 83, of Liberty, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Greg Nimmo. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
She was a teacher and a member of Rocky Ford Baptist Church as well as a Kentucky Colonel. She was the widow of Earl Shearin. 
Survivors include a son, Earl Shearin Jr. of Lexington; five daughters, Josephine Ballinger of Tyler, Texas, Winona Shearin of Louisville, Gwendolyn Kearney of Liberty, Beverly Peyton of Hustonville, and Peggy Antle of Elizabethtown; a sister, Juanita Herren of Liberty; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Stewart Clements, Stacey Shearin, Dale Herren, Richard Kearney, Gary Herren and Loren Long.

George Tapscott
LIBERTY -- Services for George "Buster" Tapscott, 80, of Gravel Switch, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel by Bearl King and Jerry Lanham. Burial will be in Tapscott Cemetery.
He died Friday at Danville Center for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born March 2, 1919, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Everett and Cora Railey Tapscott. He was a farmer, former owner of Tapscott's Grocery, and a former school bus driver.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Willa Belle Tap-scott.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Ethington Tapscott; a son, Jason Tapscott of Spring-field; five daughters, Drenda Robinson of Harrodsburg, De-lota McClendon of Somerset, Wanda Acey of Gravel Switch, Nancy Gorley of Lebanon, and Beulah Johnson of Hustonville; two stepdaughters, Tammy Wagoner of Florida and Phyllis Wornock of Nicholasville; 24 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and six step grandchildren.

Carlos D. Walls
STANFORD -- Services for Carlos Darrell "Cotton" Walls, 54, of Greenriver Road, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Neal Prather. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Friday at his home.
Born May 5, 1945, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Carlos and Pauline Baugh Walls. He was a 10-year employee of Davis H. Elliott High Lines and a deacon at South Fork Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Yocum Walls; three sons, Darrell Lee Walls, Tony Walls and Jeff Walls, all of the Green River community; nine brothers, Jimmy and Buddy Walls, both of Hustonville, Laymon Walls of Cincinnati, Johnny Walls of Science Hill, Donnie, Ronnie and Barry Walls, all of Waynesburg, Norman Walls of Eubank, and Sammy Walls of Lancaster; a sister, Sue Oney of Waynes-burg; and three grandchildren.

Obituaries August 30, 1999

Leona H. Cross
Leona Helen Cross, 79, of Stanford, died Sunday at Stanford House Nursing Home.
She was the sister of Georgia A. Ledford of Stanford.
Arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral home.

Leo Preston
Leo Preston, 83, of Louisville, formerly of Danville, husband of Eula Horn Preston, died Sunday in Louisville. Arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral home.

Viola "Babe" M. Bricken
PERRYVILLE -- Viola "Babe" Milburn Bricken, 77, of Perryville, died Sunday at Stanford House Nursing Home.
Born June 4, 1922, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late W.O. and Josie Key Milburn. She was a buyer of the men's department at Hub Frankel for many years. She was a member of Perryville United Methodist Church and was the widow of William "Bill" Bricken. 
Survivors include three sisters, Katherine Lowe, Jewell Lester and Lucille Clark, all of Danville; a brother, Eugene Milburn of Harrodsburg; a grandson; and a great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Billy Bricken and Gary Bricken.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Rev. Jimmy Owens. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may go to Perryville United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Estil H. Preston
PERRYVILLE -- Estil Harold Preston, 73, of Mitchellsburg died Saturday at her home.
Born June 14, 1926, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Isaac and Minnie Rousey Preston.
He was a self-employed carpenter and contractor, served in the Army during World War II and participated in the Normandy Beach invasion. He was a member of Mitchellsburg Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Ruth H. Worthington Preston; a daughter, Vikki Preston of Mitchells-burg; a son, Michael Preston of Mitchellsburg; a granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchellsburg Baptist Church by the Rev. Wayne Malone and Gary Story.
Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at Wilder Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice or Mitchellsburg Baptist Church Building Fund.

Irene E. Blair
LIBERTY -- Irene Elizabeth Blair, 79, of Sanders Ridge Road, Columbia, died Saturday at her home.
Born April 19, 1920, in Cincinnati, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth Burchett Sanders. 
She was a homemaker and a member of Barnett's Creek Methodist Church. She was the widow of Elvin Blair. 
Survivors include four sons, Ronald, Wilbert and Winford Blair, all of Columbia, and Charles Blair of Mount Orab, Ohio; three brothers, Dan Sanders of Redding, Ohio, and Harrison and Herbert Sanders, both of Cincinnati; two sisters, Savannah Pemberton and Beulah Dennie, both of Cincinnati; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Barnett's Creek United Methodist Church by the Revs. Bobby Sexton, Travis Adams and Cliff Burris. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Clarence Cornelius
HARRODSBURG -- Clarence Cornelius of Middleburg, Fla., husband of Frances Cornelius, died Sunday at his home. Arrangements are incomplete t Ransdell Funeral Chapel. 

Floyd Edwards
LIBERTY -- Floyd Edwards, 94, of Milford, Mich., died Friday at Huron Valley Hospital.
Born Nov. 17, 1904, in Liberty, he was a son of the late G. Berry and Nancy A. Rigney Edwards. He was a retired employee of the Hydra-Matic Division of General Motors and a member of Temple Baptist Church. He was the widow of Lillian Randolph Edwards.
Survivors include three daughters, Judith Fisk of Frankenmuth, Mich., Janice John of Livornia, Mich., and Jeanne Barlow of Indianapolis; two sons, Larry Edwards of Milford and Kevin Edwards of Garden City, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchidlren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Poplar Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Brent Allen. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bartle Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to Poplar Grove Cemetery perpetual maintenance fund, 1600 Chelf Ridge Road, Hustonville, 40437.

Ruth Fergeson
MORELAND -- Ruth R. Fergeson, 75, of Danville, wife of George Fergeson, died Sunday at Charleston Health Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.

Mary Alyce Wash
HARRODSBURG -- Mary Alyce Wash, 92, of Harrodsburg, died Saturday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born July 27, 1907, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late Robert E. and Garna Royalty Currens. She was a retired nurse at Haggin Memorial Hospital and was a member or Harrodsburg Baptist Church, the women's missionary society, Harrodsburg Historical Society, Harrodsburg Women's Club and the Licensed Practical Nurses Association.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Rick Snyder. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Tuesday until time of service.
Memorials may go to Haggin Hospital extended care or Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Leota L. Craiger
Services for Leota Lee Craiger, 69, of Butler Drive will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Revs. Rob Cox and Doug Wesley. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens. 
He died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be Mike Delk, Steve Griffin, Darrin Christian, Eddie Short, Mike Neal and Charles Cooper.
Honorary pallbearers are Mark Allen and Drs. Thomas Baeker, John Lacey and Gary Bunch.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may go to the Aplastic Anemia Foundation of America, Annapolis, Md. 

Lillie M. Logue
Services for Lillie Mae Logue, formerly of West Walnut Street, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Phillip Rector. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
She died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 
Born Jan 22, 1917, in Boyle County, she was a daughter the late Thomas N. and Amanda E. Hutchinson Logue. She was a retired seamstress at Palm Beach Co., and a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Clarence Logue of Danville; a sister, Nancy Harmon of Whitley City.
Pallbearers will be deacons of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

James O. Teater
HARRODSBURG --Services for James Oran Teater, 77, of Pleasant Hill Drive, Burgin, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Caldwell-Reiss. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Friday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Pallbearers will be Carl Leonard, Bill Breeden, Don Comer, Robert D. Thompson, Lee Sharp and Curtis Bailey.

Obituaries August 31, 1999

Carol Hatfield
LIBERTY -- Carol Hatfield, 78, of Ky. 70 West, died Monday at Russell County Hospital.
She was a daughter of the late Henry and Alma Powers Carter. She was a retired cook with Phillips Elementary Scho-ol and a member of the Nazarene Church.
Survivors include a son, Mark Hatfield of Liberty; a sister, Beulah Taylor of Liberty; a brother, Paul Carter of Lexington; a half brother, Bobby Carter of Illinois; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by John-ny Patton and Darrell Karnes. Burial will be in Casey County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is after 6:30 p.m. today.

Thomas Williamson
LIBERTY -- Thomas "Tinker" Williamson Jr., 45, of Moxley Road, died Sunday in an automobile accident on Ky. 70, two miles west of Liberty.
Born Feb. 24, 1954, in Cook County, Ill., he was a son of Thomas Williamson Sr. of Lib-erty and the late Emma Coch-ran Williamson.
He was disabled.
Other survivors include a daughter, Melissa Williamson of Pikeville; a son, Ernest T. Williamson of Campbellsville; four sisters, Mary Goode and Rose Rich, both of Liberty, Betty Wethington of Camp-bellsville and Sharon Monday of Dunnville; a brother, John Williamson of Liberty; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sanders Chapel Separate Baptist Church by Glenn Brown and Bud Cain. Burial will be in Hyter Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Leona H. Cross
Services for Leona Helen Cross, 79, of Stanford, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Stuart Dawson. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens. 
She died Sunday at Stanford House Nursing Home.
Born Nov. 25, 1919, in Danville, she was a daughter of the late Newton K. and Emma E. Jackson Cross.
She was a retired licensed practical nurse and a Baptist.
Survivors include a sister, Georgia A. Ledford of Stanford; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Mark Cross, Henry James Jr., Sam Smock, Eddie Smock, Matthew Cross and Terry Holt.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Memorials go to Gideon International or American Arthritis Foundation.

Leo F. Preston
Graveside services for Leo F. Preston, 83, of Louisville, formerly of Danville, will be noon Wednesday at Bellevue Ceme-tery by the Rev. Ernest Martin.
He died Sunday in Louis-ville.
Born July 5, 1916, in Danville, he was a son of the late Lee and Marie Baker Preston.
He was a retired weigh master and regional manager for Toledo Scale Co. in Louisville, and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. 
He was a Kentucky Colonel and member of Louisville Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Eula Horn Preston; two sons, A. Barry Preston of Jeffersonville, Ind.; and David C. Preston of Noblesville, Ind.; a brother, Frank M. Preston of Danville; a sister, Helen Weissinger of Lexington; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearer will be Hugh Coomer, Mark Preston, Rud-olph Weissinger, Dr. Char-lie Renfro, George Perros, Mike Perros and Jimmy Preston.
Visitation is 10:30-11:45 a.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to Amer-ican Heart Association.

Viola "Babe" M. Bricken
PERRYVILLE -- Services for Viola "Babe" Milburn Bricken, 77, of Perryville, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Rev. Jimmy Owens. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. 
She died Sunday at Stanford House Nursing Home.
Pallbearers will be Merle and David Clark, Russell Lester, Jim Lowe, and Ronnie, Kenny, Jerry and Roger Milburn.
Honorary pallbearers are Howard Roller, James Clark, Bruce Richardson, Scott Pittman, Glen Shearer, LaVerne Vinson and retired Hub employees.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Perryville United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Estil H. Preston
PERRYVILLE -- Services for Estil Harold Preston, 73, of Mitchellsburg were today at Mitchellsburg Baptist Church by the Rev. Wayne Malone and Gary Story. Burial was in Parksville Cemetery. 
He died Saturday at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth H. Worthington Preston; a daughter, Vikki Preston of Mitchellsburg; a son, Michael Preston of Mitchellsburg; a granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Merrill Owens, Cecil and Dewey Preston, Alfred Smith, Louis Leffew and Garnice Lamb.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice or Mitchellsburg Baptist Church Building Fund.

Clarence Cornelius
HARRODSBURG -- Ser-vices for Clarence William Cornelius of Middleburg, Fla., will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Jack Geurin and Robert DeFoor. 
Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Sunday at his home.
Born Feb. 22, 1934, in Mercer County, he was a son of Sara Lively Cornelius of Harrodsburg and the late James Cornelius Sr. 
He was a auto body repairman and a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Dean Cornelius; a son, Clarence W. Cornelius II of Middleburg, Fla.; two daughters, Cheryl Royalty and Kathy Hatter, both of Mercer County; two brothers, Fred Cornelius of Bowling Green and Dr. David L. Cornelius of Spokane, Wash.; two sisters, Marie Cooper and Donna Elliott, both of Whitesburg; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Kenny and Stanley Shakelford, Buddy and Jeff Coomer, Steve Yeager and Doug Cooper.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Ruth Ferguson
MORELAND -- Services for Ruth R. Ferguson, 75, of Danville, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Church, Junction City, by the Rev. Paul Prabell.
Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Boyle County.
She died Sunday at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor. 
Born June 15, 1924, in Muskegan, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Robert M. and Ruth Mary Ammond Flowers.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, George M. Ferguson; three daughters, Mary K. Stinnett and of Patricia A. Lee, both of Tampa, Fla., and Robin R. Atkinson of Harrodsburg; a sister, Mary L. Edmondson of Elizabethtown; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
W.L. Pruittmay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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