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Obituaries December 9, 1996

Anna B. Cole
Anna Belle Cole, 89, of Lexington, formerly of Locust Street, Danville, died Sunday at Christian Health Center, Lexington.
Born Sept. 2, 1907, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late John and Nancy Wilder Farmer. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She was the widow of Basil Cole.
Survivors include two sons, Basil Cole Jr. and Ronald Lee Cole, both of Lexington; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Ann Cole.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Norman Hagley. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Russell Martin
LIBERTY -- Russell Martin, 67, of Shop Hill Road died Saturday at home after a long illness.
Born Feb. 26, 1929, in Letcher County, he was a son of the Rev. Robert Lou Martin of Liberty and the late Flora Richardson Martin. He was a retired coal miner.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara June Wright Martin; five sons, Robert Ray Martin and Billy Wayne Martin, both of Liberty, Arnold D. Martin Sr. of Whitesburg, and Bruce Martin and Russell Martin Jr., both of Coeburn, Va.; four daughters, Carolyn Sue Cornett of Pikeville, Patricia Fox of Letcher County, Lenora Jane Martin and Flora June Martin, both of Liberty; a brother, Vernon Martin of Loraine, Ohio; a sister, Myrtle Craft of Loraine, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Vernon Blakey. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5:30 p.m. today.

Mildred L. Coleman
STANFORD -- Services for Mildred Louise Coleman, 59, of Hwy. 1247 will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Stanley Van Winkle.
She died Saturday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born Oct. 27, 1939, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Sarah Belle Woodall Humphrey. She was a homemaker and a member of a Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include her husband, Clifford Coleman; two sons, Gerald Coleman and Randall Coleman, both of Stanford; three daughters, Joyce Gooch of Kings Mountain and Rhonda Yocum and Melissa Napier, both of Stanford; two brothers, Foster Humphrey of Upton and Jesse Humphrey of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sisters, Jenny Carr of Shepherdsville, Dorothy Humphrey of Jacksonville, Fla., and Verda Dishon of Stanford; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Curtis and Michael Coleman.
Pallbearers will be David Kidd, Carlos Devine, Jason Barnett, Johnny Griffin, Paul Chambers and Paul Dishon.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

Obituaries December 10, 1996

Viola Whitehouse
Viola Whitehouse, 89, of Spears Lane, died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 11, 1907, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Dora Bradshaw. She was a retired employee of Kentucky State Hospital where she worked as a nursing assistant. She was a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church and a graduate of Harrodsburg High School. She was a member of the Homemakers Club and the widow of Fred Whitehouse.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Baker Statom of Danville and Toni Jean Baker Stephens of Belleville, Ill.; a son, Kenneth G. Baker of Annandale, Va.; a brother, Morgan Bradshaw of Harrodsburg; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Tim Mathis. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Robert C. Cloyd
HARRODSBURG - Robert Carl Cloyd, 67, of Mackville Road, died Monday at home.
Born Dec. 4, 1929, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late James William and Madge Baker Cloyd. He was a carpenter and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Bruners Chapel Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Robinson Cloyd; a son, Robert Cloyd Jr. of Mercer County; two daughters, Melody Barnes and Terry Ransdell, both of Mercer County; a bother, Edward D. Cloyd of Mercer County; two sisters, Bette Jean Cloyd of Boyle County and Shirley Long of Lincoln County; and four grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Arnold Moon. Burial will be in Bruners Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may go to Bruners Chapel Cemetery Fund or Heritage Hospice.

Annie Helm
MIDDLEBURG - Annie Helm, 82, of Middleburg, died Monday at Casey County Hospital.
Born July 16, 1914, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late James K. and Florence Owsley Helm. She was a homemaker and a member of Green River Christian Church.
Survivors include a brother, Harvey Helm of Liberty; and a sister, Susan Fields of Simpsonville.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Russell Shaffer. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery, Danville.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

John T. Welch
John Thomas ``Poochie'' Welch, 52, of Lexington, died Sunday at home.
Born Nov. 24, 1944, in Danville, he was a son of the late John T. and Sally Rice Welch. He was a Danville High School graduate and had served in the Army. He was an employee of United Parcel Service for 27 years and a member of South Elkhorn Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Jo Pence Welch; and a sister; Sue Funkhouser of Danville. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Welch.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev. Terrell Bradley. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Lewis Burke, Al Buckley, John Daughtery, Bernie Harris, Murphy Jeter and Bill Pence Jr.
Honorary pallbearers are Bob, Robert and John Funkhouser, Skipper Hogue and Jim Adams.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today.

Anna Belle Cole
Services for Anna Belle Cole, 89, of Lexington, formerly of Locust Street, Danville, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Norman Hagley. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Jim Lankford, Don Norvell, Jake Holmes, Mark Anderson, Danny Parker, and Timmy Lenox.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today.

Willie Day
LANCASTER - Services for Willie Day, 104, of Hamilton Valley Road, were 1 p.m. Monday at Ramsey Funeral Home by Willie Day and the Rev. Nathan Fugate. Burial was in the Day Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Willie Sparks, Harold Day, Douglas Helton, Edward Day, Bill Day and Keith Day.
Honorary pallbearers were David Allen, Rodney Speaks, Donald Day, Darrell Day and David Day.

Elsie H. Staten
PERRYVILLE - Services for Elsie Harmon Staten, 91, of Craintown Road, Gravel Switch, were 11 a.m. Monday at Wilder Funeral Home by Marvin Carpenter.
She died Saturday at Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Home, Lebanon.
She was preceded in death by two stepsons, Frank Staten and Elbert Staten.
Pallbearers were Woody Staten, Edward and Kenneth Godbey, Todd Reynolds, Stanley Coulter, and E. Harris.

Obituaries December 12, 1996

Millard Hoskins
STANFORD - Millard Hoskins, 79, of Good Hope Church Road, Paint Lick, died Wednesday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Jeanette Hoskins. Arrangements are incomplete at Fox Funeral Home.

Corda Statham
MIDDLEBURG - Corda Statham, 90, formerly of Yosemite, died Wednesday at Midtown Care Home in Somerset. Arrangements are incomplete at Bartle Funeral Home.

Ben A Baer
Services for Ben A. Baer, 91, Windsor Court, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home by Rabbi Stanley Miles. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at Friendship House Nursing Home.
In addition to the information in Wednesday's paper, he was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati where he earned a degree in engineering and architecture.
Pallbearers will be members of the American Legion, Pete Singleton, John Stigall, Eugene Eaton, Les Crews, John Phillips, William Reese and T.J. Hazelwood.
Memorials may be made to Temple Shalom, 4615 Lowe Road, Louisville, Ky. 40218.

W.C. Meadors
LANCASTER - Services for W.C. Meadors, 58, of Fairway Drive, Nicholasville, formerly of Lancaster, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. Gayle Toole and Bob Rush. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
Born Aug. 3, 1938, in Lancaster, he was a son of Emory and Sallie Lou Clark Meadors. He was a retired employee of IBM, Lexington, and a former member and deacon of Lancaster Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Duncan Meadors; a son, Greg Meadors of Lexington; two brothers, Harold Meadors of Lancaster and Russell Meadors of Lexington; and two sisters, Dorothy Casey of Jessamine County and Doris Price of Nicholasville.
Pallbearers will be Henry Stephens, Doug Hurst, Doug Bryant, Ray Alcorn, Fred Van Tatenhove and J.W. Tyree.
Honorary pallbearers are Jessie Holbrook, Bert Stephens, Dorlan Grimes, Sam Whittaker, Donald Witt and J. Lee Rogers.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today.

Ruth Moran
MIDDLEBURG - Services for Ruth Moran, 81, of Liberty, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Steve Willingham. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at home.
Born Feb. 20, 1915, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Ellen Bolin Frederick. She was a homemaker, a member of Corinth Church of God and attended First Baptist Church of Liberty. She was the widow of Elmer Moran.
Survivors include a son, Gerald De-Nise of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Myrtle Dorn of Cincinnati and Jewell Sims of Parksville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.

Ansel R. Tharp
HARRODSBURG - Services for Ansel Ray Tharp, 56, of Grubbs Lane, Junction City, were 10 a.m. today at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by Michael Conover. Burial was in Parksville Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at home.
Pallbearer were Terry Stevens, Donald Ashley, Mark Ashley, Doug Tharp, David Stevens and Chris Tharp.

Anne Ward
LANCASTER - Services for Anne Ward, 90, of Paint Lick, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Paint Lick Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 12, 1906, in Norwich, Conn., she was a daughter of the late John Joseph and Anne Marie Stewart Coffey. She was a homemaker, a member of the Presbyterian Church and the widow of Bert Edward Ward.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Paint Lick Cemetery or Garrard County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Obituaries December 13, 1996

Helen Tankersley
Helen Tankersley, 72, of Waveland Avenue, wife of John Tankersley, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

John T. Breeding
LIBERTY - John T. Breeding, 79, of Cincinnati died Tuesday at Franciscan Hospital, Cincinnati.
Born Nov. 21, 1917, in Grant County, he was a son of the late Sonny and Laura Jump Breeding. He was a retired gas station attendant for Bonded Gas Station.
Survivors include his wife, Luzana Scott Breeding; and two sons, Steven and John R. Breeding.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Clark. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.

Faye M. Jones
CRAB ORCHARD - Faye Marie Jones, 71, of Hustonville died Thursday at Fort Logan Hospital, Stanford. Arrangements are incomplete at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home.

Tommy W. Lane
MORELAND - Tommy Wayne Lane, 40, of Moreland, died Thursday at his mother's home after an illness.
Born Sept. 18, 1956, in Casey County, he was a son of Harlan Lane of Martinsville, Ind., and Mary Strother of Moreland. He was a gate hauler.
Additional survivors include his wife, Georgetta Andrews Lane of Paoli, Ind.; a daughter, Storie Downs of Paoli; a brother, Phillip P. Wilcher of Moreland; and a sister, Glenda Hill of Hustonville.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Story. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Millard Hoskins
STANFORD - Services for Millard Hoskins, 79, of Good Hope Church Road, Paint Lick, formerly of Green River Community, Lincoln County, will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Fox Funeral Home the Rev. John Todd. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital, Lancaster.
Born April 23, 1917, in Laurel County, he was a son of the late Daniel C. and Thilia Pittman Hoskins. He was a retired farmer, and a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Talbott Hoskins; two sons, Harold Hoskins of Salem, Conn., and Billy Ray Hoskins of Arizona; a brother, Oscar Hoskins of Louisville; two sisters, Linda Reed of Bethel, Ohio, and Buelah Murphy of Richmond; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Maynard Hoskins, Terry Hoskins, Randy Brown, Larry Johnson, Rick Murphy and Lee Murphy.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today.

Corda Statham
MIDDLEBURG - Services for Corda Statham, 90, formerly of Yosemite, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church by the Rev. Gale Durham. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at Midtown Care Home in Somerset.
Born July 12, 1906, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late James and America Durham. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church. She was the widow of William Alvin Statham.
Survivors include four sons, Victor and Herman Statham, both of Yosemite, Dr. Hershel Statham of Galeburg, Ill., and Glen Statham of Danville; a sister, Nettie Hatter of Middleburg; 19 grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Hoover and Billy Statham and two daughters, Cordelia Chandler and Magnolia Durham.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home.

Obituaries December 15, 1996

Carlos E. Pike
Carlos Eugene Pike, 58, of Minor's Branch Road, Gravel Switch, died Saturday at his home of natural causes.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home.

Hollis E. Huffaker
LIBERTY - Hollis Eugene Huffaker, 69, of Casey County died Thursday at his home of natural causes.
Born Sept. 4, 1927, in Casey County, he was a son of the late James W. and Grace Thomas Huffaker. He was retired from Adkins Saw Co. in Indianapolis. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include three brothers, Jack Huffaker of Goshen, Ohio, William T. Huffaker of Sheperdsville, and Jesse Huffaker of Martinsville, Ind.; and three sisters, Dulcie Russell of Louisville, Margie Watson of Scipio, Ind., and Bonnie Gilpin of Liberty.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at McKinney Brown Funeral Home by Clifford DeHart. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Conntown.
Visitation is after 8 a.m. today.

Whitney B. Wethington
MIDDLEBURG - Whitney Breann Wethington, newborn daughter of Gregory and Sharon Phelps Wethington of Yosemite, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.
Additional survivors include a brother, Ryan Hogue, at home; a sister, Becky Wethington of Liberty; grandparents, David and Elaine Phelps of Yosemite and Eric and Velma Wethington of Clementsville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bartle Funeral Home.

Helen Tankersley
The funeral for Helen Tankersley, 72, of Waveland Avenue will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Ernest Martin. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Terry Owens, Leeroy Hardin, Steve Simpson, and Jeff, Randy and Dwaine Phillips.
She died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born May 3, 1924, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late George and Grace Worthington Longworth. She was a former licensed practical nurse at McDowell, a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, John Tankersley; two sons, Franklin Ray and Roy Lee Phillips, both of Danville; two stepsons, John A. Tankersley of Salvisa and Marvin Rousey of Florida; three stepdaughters, Wanda Rebollar of Florida, Frances Gaddis of Junction City and Doris Logsdon of Stanford; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5-9 p.m. today.

Faye M. Jones
CRAB ORCHARD - The funeral of Faye Marie Mann Jones, 71, of 4740 Hwy. 1778, Hustonville, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Floyd Switch House of Prayer by the Rev. Victor Gastineau. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Kelly Hodge, Tim Ryan, Sam Scharbrough Sr., Sam Scharbrough Jr., Donald Raider and Kevin Wall.
She died Thursday at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.
Born May 14, 1925, in Shepperdsville, she was a daughter of the late William and Mattie R. Lanham Mann. She was a member of the Floyd Switch House of Prayer. She was the widow of Lonnie L. Jones.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Monday at the House of Prayer.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Floyd Switch House of Prayer.
McKnight-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tommie W. Lane
MORELAND - Services for Tommie Wayne Lane, 40, of Moreland, will be held 2 p.m. today at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Story. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tom Delk, Gary Whitis, Berry Whitis, Chad Stroud, Charlie Richards and George Andrews.
He died Thursday at his mother's home after an illness.
Born Sept. 18, 1956, in Casey County, he was a son of Harlan Lane of Martinsville, Ind., and Mary Strother of Moreland. He was a gate hauler and pool player.
Additional survivors include his wife, Georgetta Andrews Lane of Paoli, Ind.; a daughter, Storie Dawn Lane of Paoli; a brother, Phillip E. Wilcher of Moreland; and a sister, Glenda Hill of Hustonville.


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