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Obituaries June 3, 1996

John P. Pugh
BRODHEAD - John Paul Pugh, 58, of Brodhead died Friday at his home after a long illness. Born June 11, 1937, in Lee County, Va., he was a son of the late Harvie and Nannie Myrtle Wilson Pugh. He was a retired truck stop employee and a member of Hickory Grove Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife, Loverle Bishop Pugh; a son, John Pugh Jr. of London; two daughters, Sherry Pugh and Jessica Woodall, both of Brodhead; three brothers, Dale Franklin Pugh of Crab Orchard and Billy Joe Pugh and Glen Edward Pugh, both of Lebanon, Ind.; a sister, Betty Sue Carpenter of Arizona; and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Watson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Randall Adams. Burial will be in Negro Creek Cemetery.

Jesse Ramey
WAYNESBURG - Jesse Ramey, 82, of Waynesburg died Saturday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born Feb. 6, 1914, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late John C. and Evelena Brown Ramey and the widower of Dorothy Young Ramey. He was a retired owner and operator of Ramey's Steele Products, a member of the American Chemical Society and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include a son, John Martin Ramey of Freeport, Texas; two daughters, Pat Mullins of Corbin and Mary Bernice Rogers of Floyds Knobs, Ind.; a sister, Venus Ramey of Waynesburg; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Rodney Hale. Burial will be in Eubank Cemetery. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Clarence E. Snyder Jr.
WAYNESBURG - Clarence Edward ``Eddie'' Snyder Jr., 66, of Clarksville, Ind., died Saturday at his home. Born Aug. 11, 1929, in Waynesburg, he was a son of the late Clarence E. and Anna Laura Morgan Snyder. He was a retired data processing manager for ICI at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown, Ind. He was a Navy and Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Gearldean ``Gerry'' Claunch Snyder; a son, Edward Lee Snyder of Clarksville; two daughters, Anna Louise Snyder of Clarksville and Susan Jane Nicholson of New Albany, Ind.; a brother, James Walter Snyder of Waynesburg; and three grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Guy Roberson. Burial will Double Springs Cemetery. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today at Kraft Funeral Home, New Albany, and 3-9 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home.

Obituaries June 4, 1996

Mary E. Barnes
SPRINGFIELD - Mary Elizabeth Barnes, 71, of 110 Alma Ave. died Saturday at home. Born Sept. 21, 1924, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late Theodore D. and Willie Margaret Harmon Harris. She was a 1943 graduate of Perryville High School and a member of Springfield Baptist Church. She was an employee for many years at Cecconi's Restaurant and was employed at Save-A-Lot Food Store. Survivors include her husband, J.W. Barnes; a son, Jimmie Allen Barnes of Louisville; a daughter, Vicki Lynn Steerman of Louisville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Carey and Sons Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Oldham. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville. Pallbearers will be John Allen Steerman, Jerry Steerman, Paul Bishop, Steve Baker, Dorchester Hardin and Bernie Lay. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Catherine Howard
CRAB ORCHARD - Catherine Howard, 87, of Lexington, formerly of Crab Orchard, died Monday at Christian Health Care Center, Lexington. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home.

Russell Pumphrey Sr.
WAYNESBURG - Services for Russell Pumphrey Sr., 59, of Ky. 1247 will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Carter. Burial will be in Eubank Cemetery. He died Saturday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born April 21, 1937, in Detroit, he was a son of Nancy Roberts Pumphrey of Somerset and the late Leonard Pumphrey. Additional survivors include his wife, Ronda Bingham Pumphrey; two sons, Matt Pumphrey of Fairfield, Wash., and Russell Pumphrey Jr. of Spokane, Wash.; three daughters, Holly Strait of Oceanside, Calif., Angela Bicksford of Fairfield, Wash., and Alecia Pumphrey of Waynesburg; three brothers, Phillip Pumphrey of Rockcastle County, John Pumphrey of Dayton, Ohio, and Joe Pumphrey of Virginia; a sister, Lois Hall of Somerset; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

Bessie White
Services for Bessie Mae White, 85, of Church Road, Parksville, will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parksville Christian Church by the Rev. John McNerney. Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery. She died Sunday at Friendship House Nursing Home. Born Aug. 4, 1910, in Henry County, she was a daughter of the late Omer and Bunny Perkins. She was a member of Parksville Christian Church and a graduate of Eastern State Teachers College. She was a teacher at Parksville Elementary School and the widow of William Carver White. She was preceded in death by a son, Morris David White. Survivors include a son, Billy White of Euclid, Ohio; a brother, Herman Perkins of Cincinnati; a sister, Ruth Perkins Forste of Cincinnati; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Lester Smith, Bruce Smith, David White, Thomas Burger, Rolan Coulter, Robert Helton, Johnny Coulter, Gene Hockinsmith and Ron Russell. Honorary pallbearers are Foster Helm, Bruce Feather, Nick Powell and Clinton Darrell Smith. Visitation is after 4 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home. Memorials may go to Parksville Christian Church Missionary Fund.

Brittany Turpin
WAYNESBURG - Graveside services for Brittany Turpin of Eubank, 3-month-old daughter of Johnny Turpin and Pamela Young, both of Eubank, were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Double Springs Cemetery by the Rev. Jeff Aaron. She died Sunday at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center, Somerset. She was born Feb. 5, 1996, in Pulaski County. Additional survivors include three brothers, Christopher Young, Gregory Turpin and Brandon Turpin, all at home; her paternal grandparents, Willie Turpin and Mary Turpin, both of Eubank; and her maternal grandmother, Christine Ashley of Eubank. Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Obituaries June 5, 1996

Henry A. Woody
Henry Aurin Woody, 80, formerly of Danville, died Monday at Masonic Home of Shelbyville. Born Nov. 19, 1915, in Danville, he was a son of the late Max Gregory and Rosa Ellen Stephens Woody. He was a retired jewelry designer who worked mostly in Florida. He designed the Fantasia and Regal Crest lines and was a master engraver. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Franklin Lodge 28 and Knights of Pythias. He was a graduate of Bradley University, Peoria, Ill. Survivors include a son, Eugene Woody of Cambridge, Ohio; three grandchildren, a great-grandchild; and two step-grandchildren. A Masonic memorial service will be held 7 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home. There is no visitation.

Amy W. Howard
CRAB ORCHARD - Amy Catherine Whitlock Howard, 87, of Elm Street died Monday at the Christian Health Care Center, Lexington. Born Oct. 31, 1908, in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late John H. and Tena May Fredrick Whitlock. She was a homemaker and a member of the Crab Orchard Church of God. She was the widow of James C. Howard. Survivors include a sister, Mayme Alice Noble of Jackson; a grandchild; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Sandlin Howard, and a grandson. Services will he held 2 p.m. Thursday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by the Revs. Dan Carr and Rollie Short. Burial will be in Gum Sulphur Cemetery. Pallbearers are Rice Lear, Roy Gene Osborne, Art Solomon, Allen Flynn, John Porter and Chris Barnes. Visitation is after 7 p.m. today and prior to services Thursday.

Roy C. Hubbard
BRODHEAD - Roy Carter Hubbard. 86, of Brodhead Route 3 died Sunday at home after a long illness. Born Feb. 20, 1910, in Knox County, he was a son of the late Abe and Catherine Miles Hubbard. He was a retired carpenter contractor and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Esther Bryant Hubbard; two sons, James and Stanley Hubbard, both of Brodhead; four stepsons, Norman and Dallas Lewis, both of Michigan, Herman Lewis of Texas and Johnny Lewis of Ohio; three daughters, Kitty Perry of Lexington, Shirley Thompson of Indiana and Elizabeth Flores of Florida; three stepdaughters, Rose Blankenship and Linda Fox, both of Ohio, and Eva Woodall of Brodhead; three brothers, Harmon Hubbard of Berea, Newt Hubbard of Rome, Ga., and Arbury Hubbard of Ohio; four sisters, Elsie Hilton and Octavia Rouse, both of Crab Orchard, Martha Simpson of Middletown, Ohio, and Verna Wood of Oregon; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held 2 p.m. today at Brodhead Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Whicker. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery. Watson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Geneva B. Huffman
LANCASTER - Geneva Brown Huffman, 85, of Crab Orchard Street died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center in Danville. Born March 13, 1911, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late Robert H. Brown and Matilda Holly Brown Bowling. She was a retired employee of Palm Beach Co. in Danville, a member of Lancaster Baptist Church and the widow of Andrew J. Huffman. Survivors include two sons, A.C. Huffman and Tommy Huffman, both of Lancaster; two daughters, Elsie Coffey and Beulah Sebastian, both of Lancaster; a brother, Clifton Brown of Lexington; two sisters, Amanda B. Warren of Danville and Ruth Walcott of Warner-Robbins, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Rush. Burial will be in Burgin Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

James M. Lane
STUART, Va. - James Maurice ``Whitey'' Lane, 64, of Park Street, formerly of Danville, died Thursday at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital. Born Oct. 24, 1931, in Danville, he was a son of the late Wilbert and Madie Whittaker Lane. He was retired from Stuart Lumber Co. Survivors include his wife, Betty Dalton Lane; a daughter, Maryln Johnson of Mount Airy, N.C.; a son, James ``Jimmy'' Lane Jr. of Martinsville, Va.; a brother, Wilbert Mitchell Lane of London; and four grandchildren. Services will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart by the Rev. J.R. Shelton. Burial will be in True Gospel Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is 7-8:30 p.m. Friday. Obituary information is courtesy of Wilder Funeral Home, Perryville.

Ida K. Weatherford
HARRODSBURG - Services for Ida Kathryn ``Katy'' Weatherford, 65, of 461 Cardwell Ave. will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Revs. Gary Story and Kenneth Whitehouse. Burial will be Highview Cemetery, Chaplin. She died Wednesday at home. Born July 11, 1930, in Nelson County, she was a daughter of Kathryn King Holt of Harrodsburg and the late Delbert Holt Sr. She was a cashier at Gateway and a Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Jossa of Austin, Texas; a brother, Delbert Holt Jr. of Harrodsburg; a grandson; and a great-grandson. Pallbearers will be Woodson Holt, Tony Curtsinger, Lonnie Campbell, Carl Curtsinger, Bobby Crume, Randy McGinnis, James Sumner and Richard Humbart. Honorary pallbearers are Bea Beasley, Joann Dennis, Elaine Logue and Verna Patterson. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Friday. Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, P.O. 1213, Danville Ky. 40422.

Lucille C. Staton
Services for Lucille Coyle Staton, 77, of Harrodsburg Health Care Manor, formerly of Danville, will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Rev. Morris Hafley. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Washington County. She died Monday at Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg. Born March 5, 1919, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Carl A. and Minerva Taylor Coyle. She was a retired waitress from Grider's Pharmacy and Burger Queen in Danville and ABC Restaurant in Perryville. She was a member of Danville Church of Christ and the widow of Frank Young Staton. Survivors include a son, Irvine Lee Butler of Elizabethtown; three daughters, Betty Ann Pyla of Jacksonville, Fla., Donna Marie Knoph of Baton Rouge, La., and Nancy King of Danville; two sisters, Marie Hafley of Peoria, Ill., and Mary Griffieth of Junction City; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Douglas Butler, Robert Butler, Brian Butler, John E. Pyla, Roy Griffieth, John W. Pyla and Carl Knoph. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today. Memorials may go to the Alzheimer Association, 801 S. Limestone, Suite E, Lexington, Ky. 40505. 

Obituaries June 6, 1996

Herbert M. James
CHARLESTOWN, Ind. - Herbert Morris James, 86, of Spring Street died Monday at Medical Center of Southern Indiana. Born Oct. 30, 1909, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Cyrus and Hattie Chappel James. He was retired foreman at Paramount Foods, Louisville, and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy James; a son, Billy L. James; two daughters, Monteena Morgan and Barbara Barton, both of Charlestown; a brother, Robert James of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Cordia May Siler of Waynesburg; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services were Wednesday at Grayson Funeral Home by the Rev. James G. Cash and Carroll H. Medley. Burial was in Charlestown Cemetery.

Obituaries June 7, 1996

Marjorie E. Gray
Marjorie Eads Gray, 74, of Lucas Street, Junction City, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born June 3, 1922, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Edna Mae Sims Eads and the widow of Henry Steward Gray. She was a retired employee of Corning Glass and a member of Indian Hills Christian Church. Survivors include two brothers, Oliver Eads of Detroit and Anthony Eads of Ludlow; and three sisters, Etta Merrill, Shirly Ross and Elsie Guinn, all of Ludlow. Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Odis Clark. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Sunday.

 Lillie B. McRay
HARRODSBURG - Lillie B. McRay, 86, of 268 Mundays Landing Road, died Friday at Samaritan Medical Center in Lexington. Born Dec. 20, 1909, in Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Lovie Cummins Taylor. She had worked at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital for 22 years and was a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cornell McRay, and a daughter, Lutisha McRay. Survivors include two sons, Thomas McRay of Harrodsburg and C.H. McRay of McAfee; five daughters, Pansy Huston of Indiana, Charlotte Hart, Kathleen Patterson, Shirley Bailey and Barbara Lake, all of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Edna Kurtz of Louisville and Bea Estes of Lexington; 20 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Revs. Robert DeFoor and David Upchurch. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Visitation will be 12-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

William R. Monday
LIBERTY - William Ralph Monday, 61, of Cincinnati, formerly of Liberty, died Thursday in Cincinnati. Born June 28, 1934, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Willie and Alice Derringer Monday. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Barge of Cincinnati; a stepson, John Rucker of Cincinnati; and two brothers, Earl Monday of Cincinnati and Paul Monday of Liberty. Services will be 6 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m. Saturday until time of service.

Mildred G. Peterson
HARRODSBURG - Mildred G. Peterson, 90, of 1615 Warwick Road died Friday at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor. Born April 20, 1906, in Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late John Frank Goodwin and Elvie Belle Turner. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and had worked for Huggins Hospital in New Hampshire. She was the widow of Ernest A. Peterson. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Ernest A. Peterson of Miami, Fla., and John F. Peterson of Harrodsburg; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held later in New Hampshire. Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries June 10, 1996

Newt Caldwell
Newt Caldwell, 65, of Liberty Health Care Center, formerly of 215 Nichols St., died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 17, 1931, in Gallatin County, he was a son of the late Everett and Maggie Pike Caldwell. He was a retired farmer and a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church. He was the widower of Clara Frances Preston Caldwell. Survivors include two daughters, Sarah Sneed of Danville and Emma Guinn of Junction City; two sons, Warren Caldwell of Junction City and Jeffrey Stewart Caldwell of Danville; two brothers, Les Caldwell of Stanford and Billy Joe Caldwell of Parksville; two sisters, Pearlie Belcher and Lucille Hilton, both of Danville; and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-9 p.m. today.

James T. Willis
James Thomas Willis, 83, of 107 S. Alta Ave., died Saturday at his home. Born May 6, 1913, in Christian County, he was a son of the late Thornton Ulysses and Arminda Stinson Willis. He was a Farm Bureau insurance agent for many years in Jeffersonville, Ind., and had been a hotel manager and owner in Bowling Green, Frankfort and Elizabethtown. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. He was predeceased by a son, James Thomas Willis Jr. He is a former member of Franklin F&AM Masonic Lodge and is a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Maud H. Willis of Danville; a son, John T. Willis of Cincinnati; and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home.

Benny C. Cross
LIBERTY - Benny Conrad Cross, 64, of Liberty Route 8 died Sunday at his residence. Born March 31, 1932, in Clarkrange, Tenn., he was a son of the late Elec and Winnie Jane Krain Cross. He was a former salesman at Mercer Motors in Harrodsburg and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Dewayne Cross. Survivors include his wife, Ella Taylor Cross; a daughter, Barbara Alice Toll of Salvisa; one son, Stanley Conrad Cross of Stanford; one brother, Cosby Arnold Cross of Crossville, Tenn.; one sister, Letta Kathleen Edgens of Atlanta, Ga.; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bartle Funeral Home with Clifford DeHart officiating. Burial will be in Green Acres Memory Gardens in Crossville. Visitation after 5 p.m. today.

Clovis D. Elliott
LIBERTY - Clovis D. Elliott, 69, of Argyle died Sunday at his home from an apparent heart attack, according to Casey County coroner J.C. Atwood. Born March 27, 1927, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Tommy and Lydia Wesley Elliott. He was a farmer, a Marine veteran and belonged to Mintonville Masonic Lodge. He was the widower of Artie Emerson Elliott. Survivors include three sons, Ronnie Paul Elliott and Dennis Elliott, both of Liberty, and Tommy Elliott of Tateville; two daughters, Connie Sue Cravens of Bethelridge and Priscilla Faye Hatter of Yosemite; one brother, Gib Elliott of Mount Zion; four sisters, Cloma Murphy and Fern Murphy, both of Liberty, Irene Spears of Cincinnati and Pauline Estes of Yosemite; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Morris Bryant. Burial will be in Valley Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today.

George H. Walker
HARRODSBURG - George Howard Walker, 47, of 213 South College St. died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Born Nov. 30, 1948, in Harrodsburg, he was a son of Rosa Lee Sigar of Harrodsburg and the late Arzell Walker. He was a former employee of Beaumont Inn, a member and usher at Centennial Baptist Church, and a member of Silver Cord Lodge 23. He also was a member of Royal Knights Templar, Danville, Bluegrass Constitory 46, Lexington, and Easter Star 130, Daughters of Zion. Additional survivors include five brothers, Arzell Walker Jr., Carl Davis Walker, Glenn Andrew Walker, Gary Walker and Keith Walker, all of Harrodsburg; and a sister, Mary F. Dunn of Harrodsburg. Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial Baptist Church by the Rev. J.D. Short III. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Masonic brothers will serve as pallbearers. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Eastern Star services will he held 6:30 p.m. today, followed by Masonic services at 7 p.m. Parks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary M. Webb
MORELAND - Mary M. Webb, 81, of Moreland, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born March 8, 1915, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Lillie Driesler McElfresh. She was a former employee of Palm Beach where she worked for 18 years and a retired employee of American Greetings. She was a member of Hustonville Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Webb; a brother, Lee Roy McElfresh of Moreland; and a sister, Evelyn Hanson of Moreland. Pallbearers will be Russell W. Anderson, H.M. Wesley, Ralph Whitis, Paul Rankin, Robert Coppings, and Lynn Frazer. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Greg Nimmo. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery. Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.

Obituaries June 11, 1996

Francis Lear
LANCASTER - Francis Lear, 88, of Glenmore Heights died Monday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital. Born April 26, 1908, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Joe and Minnie Tankersly Lear. He was a retired truck driver and farmer, a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church and the widower of Grace Carpenter Lear and Verna Prewitt Lear. Survivors include two daughters, Mary F. Harris and Ruby Day, both of Paint Lick; a son, James Earl Lear of Lancaster; a stepdaughter, June Darlene Huffman of Lancaster; a brother, Jesse Lear of Garrard County; a sister, Flossie Murphy of Lincoln County; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Tim Taylor, Fred Lear, Willie Day, Mark Day, Kevin Day and Clinton Harris. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ramsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cartersville Cemetery. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

Newt Caldwell
Services for Newt Caldwell, 65, of Liberty Health Care Center, formerly of 215 Nichols St., will be held 2 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Harley Humfleet. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. He died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers are Lee and Ricky Belcher, Todd Davis, and Harold, Bobby, Danny and Michael Bruce Caldwell.

Mildred S. Durham
CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Mildred Lucille Shaffer Durham, 79, of 229 Powell St., Stanford, will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. She died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. Born Sept. 27, 1916, in Brodhead, she was a daughter of the late Willie Shaffer and Mattie Harper Shaffer Lovings. She was a retired employee of Kentucky School for the Deaf. She was a member of Stanford Baptist Church, where she was a former member of the Women's Missionary Union and a Girls Ambassadors sponsor, and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Durham; a son, Charles Durham of Stanford; three daughters, Ruth Ellen May of Lexington, Virginia Roberts of Campbellsburg and Mildred Gray of Stanford; two sisters, Edna Adkins of Corbin and Billie Rush Daugherty of Shepherdsville; 19 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Billy Jean Durham, and three sons, Jimmy, John Embry and Ben Durham. Pallbearers will be Curtis Wayne Gray, Bobby Ray Durham, Charles Eugene Durham, Donald Patrick Hendrickson, Curtis Denham and Scott Patrick Harper. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday until time of services. 

Obituaries June 13, 1996

Louise Z. Chandler
Louise Zigler Chandler, 62, of Hustonville Road, Junction City, died Wednesday at Humana Hospital, Lexington. Born June 26, 1933, in Pulaski County, she was a daughter of the late William and Thelma Jones Zigler. She was an employee of American Greetings, Danville, and a member of Junction City First Baptist Church, where she belonged to the Women's Missionary Union and was Sunday school teacher of the Every Day Class. She was a member of the first graduating class of Pulaski County High School and the widow of Harold S. Chandler. Survivors include a son, David Chandler of Junction City; a sister, Imogene Mitchell of Lafayette, Ind.; and three grandchildren. Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Earl Burnside. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers are Lawrence Kendrick, Sonny Barker, Jimmy Cloyd, Glen Wilson, Frank Durrett, Glen Nutgrass, Harold Boyd, Leonard Upton and Matt Flanagan. Honorary pallbearers are the Every Day Sunday School class. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today. Memorials may go to the Junction City First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Donna R. Ross
Donna Faye Roysdon Ross, 49, of 123 High St., Burgin, died Wednesday at Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg. She was the wife of Thomas Ross. Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Mitchell Duggins
MIDDLEBURG - Mitchell Duggins, 88, of Yosemite Route 1 died Wednesday at his home. Born Sept. 6, 1907, in Breckinridge County, he was a son of the late Jesse and Annie Tucker Duggins. He was a retired store merchant and a member of Willow Springs United Methodist Church. He was the widower of Ollie Putteet Duggins. Survivors include two sons, Gail A. Duggins of Versailles and Leo K. Duggins of Danville; a daughter, Annetta Price of Danville; a foster son, Robert R. Rice of Lockland, Ohio; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Willow Springs United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Wesley. Burial will be in Willow Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers are Garland and Creech Richardson, James Clark, John S. Hatter, Steve Morgan and Melvin Cravens. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home.

Maxie R. Lanham
SPRINGFIELD - Maxie Royalty Lanham, 69, of Armory Hill died Tuesday at Spring View Medical Center, Lebanon. Born Oct. 14, 1926, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Willie Woods Royalty. She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church and a retired employee of Cricketeer Manufacturing Co. She was the widow of Mandeville Russell and Clyne Lanham. Survivors include a son, Clyne Wayne Lanham of Perryville; three daughters, Judy Elder of Lebanon, Jo Nell Roller of Danville and Alice Teater of Willisburg; a brother, Leon Royalty of Lexington; two sisters, Mayme Lou Rogers of Richmond and Lillie Mae Robinson of Harrodsburg; two stepsons, Larry Lanham of Springfield and Marlin C. Lanham of Versailles; five grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Springfield Baptist Church by the Rev. Ken Graham. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.P. Blandford, Gary Joe Roller, Danny Lanham, P.J. Elder, Arvin Short and Leo Cannon. Carey and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dennis Lawrence
RICHMOND - Dennis Lawrence, 44, of Letcher Avenue died Wednesday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Born in Rockcastle County, he was a son of Rube and Hester Messer Lawrence of Brodhead. He was a graduate of Brodhead High School and received his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Eastern Kentucky University. He was a teacher in Whitley County High School for two years and Madison Central High School for 13 years. He was a special education teacher at Madison Southern High School at he time of his death. He was owner of Added Touch Flower Shop in Richmond and a member of the Kentucky Florist Association. He was active in many civic organizations and was a director of the Miss Richmond Pageant. He was a member of First Baptist Church, where he worked in the Dixie Plaza Mission and served on many committees, including the nominating committee. He was former director at East Pittsburg Baptist Church near London, Silver Creek Baptist Church, Berea, and Union City Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Sharon Sowers Lawrence; and a brother, Wendell Lawrence of Danville. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Richmond, by the Revs. Curtis H. Warf, Dan Bruce and Dennis Brewer. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Faulkner, Tim Kelly, Charles Combs, Bobby John Harris, Kenneth Tate, Phillip Seyfrit, Gary Risk, Arthur Boggs and Bryan Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are faculty members of Madison Southern High School. Visitation is after 3 p.m. Friday at Combs, Parsons and Collins Funeral Home. Memorials may go to Missions Fund of First Baptist Church or Dennis Lawrence Endowment Fund, c/o Madison Southern High School, Berea, Ky. 40403.

Randolph B. Ward
HARRODSBURG - Randolph Burk Ward, 71, of Talmage-Mayo Road died Tuesday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington. Born Oct. 14, 1924, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Stanley and Mattie Belle Riley Ward. He was a farmer, a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge TN Wise 349 in Dugansville, where he served as past master and as secretary for many years. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Yocum Ward; two brothers, Bernice Ward of Salvisa and Herman Ward of Versailles; and a sister, Shirley Clark of Lawrenceburg. Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. today at Hopewell Baptist Church cemetery by the Rev. Bob Jones. Pallbearers are Mike Ward, Davis Clark, Leroy Howard, Maurice Gritton and Leroy Hagan. Honorary pallbearers are Curtis Ransdell, George Huxel, Bill Meredith, Herbert Burns, Paul Bussell, Bradley Long, Wess Brown and Boots Miller. Visitation is noon-2:30 p.m. today at Alexander an Royalty Funeral Home.

Steven Rowe
HARRODSBURG - Services for Steven Rowe, 44, of Frankfort will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Girard. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. He died Wednesday at his home. Born Sept. 7, 1951, in Mercer County, he was a son of Sarah Sexton Rowe of Mercer County and the late Marion Walter Rowe. He was an aircraft worker for the Navy base in Jacksonville, Fla., and a member of Harrodsburg United Methodist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Joy Barton Rowe; and two brothers, Walter Rowe Jr. of Mercer County and James H. Rowe of Big Lake, Alaska. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today. Memorials may go to the American Cancer Society, 160 Moore Drive, Suite 201, Lexington, Ky. 40503-2919.

Lillie M. Speake
LANCASTER - Services for Lillie Mae Speake, 93, of Lancaster, will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. Bob Rush and Everett Priddy. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery. She died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. Born Jan. 29, 1903, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late Thompson Mills and Virginia Jenkins Arnold. She was a homemaker and a member of Lancaster Baptist Church. She was the widow of Robert L. Speake. Survivors include a daughter, Louise Rogers of Lancaster; three sons, Billy Speake of Lancaster, Harold Thomas Speake of Paint Lick and Ralph Speake of Lexington; two brothers, Colby Arnold of Lancaster and Marvin Arnold of Danville, a sister, Edna Swope of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Rusty Speake, Kenny Speake, Bobby T. Speake, Rex Speake, Jason Speake and Jim Baird. Visitation is 4:30-8 p.m. today. 


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