Obituaries April 21, 1997
George Whitaker Griffiths, 77, of Cardinal Terrace, died Sunday at
Born June 13, 1919, in Chicago, he was a son of George W. and Ivy Adeline
Smith Griffiths. He was a former financial vice president of Avon International,
was an Army Air Corps Major during World War II, and a graduate of Centre
College and Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania. He was
a member of Rotary Club, Danville Country Club, and Crow Station Investment
Club. He was a past board member of Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center,
and past administration board member of Centenary United Methodist Church
where he was a member.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Stephenson Griffiths, two sons, James
W. Griffiths of Louisville and Gary W. Griffiths of Danville; a sister,
Shirley Ballentine of Spring City, Pa.; five grandchildren and three-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Centenary United Methodist Church
by the Rev. Quentin Scholtz. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to the church or Heritage Hospice.
George B. Pleasant
LAWRENCEBURG- George B. Pleasant, 91, of Lawrenceburg, died Saturday
at Franklin Manor Nursing Home, Frankfort.
Born Dec. 10, 1905, in Lawrenceburg, he was a son of Edward and Geneva
Pleasant. He was a retired employee of Lloyd Furniture and was a member
of Evergreen Baptist Church where he was deacon and trustee, and a member
of the senior and mixed choir and Missionary Society.
Survivors include two sisters, Lucille Washington of Lawrenceburg and
Vernese Burreis of Louisville; four brothers, Kenneth Pleasant of Lansing,
Mich., Eddie H. Pleasant and William Pleasant, both of Louisville and Garnett
A. Pleasant of Lawrenceburg.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Baptist Church by the
Rev. H. E. Bolgin. Burial will be in Woodlawn Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HARRODSBURG- Henry Reed, 87, of Inman St., died Sunday at Veterans
Administration Medical Center, Lexington.
Born August 1, 1909, in Manchester, he was a son of the late Larkin
and Bertha Henson Reed. He was a retired farmer and social worker for Muscatuck
Children's Hospital, North Vernon, Ind. He was the widower of Flora Grubbs
Reed and a member of Kirkwood Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of
World War II.
Survivors include two sons, Carlo Reed of Salvisa and Kenneth Reed
of Russellville, Ala.; three brothers, Hugh Reed of North Vernon, Clarence
and Oscar Reed, both of Hamilton, Ohio; two sisters, Buelah Powers of Salem,
Ind., and Mabel Carpenter of Cold Water, Mich.; five grandchildren and
four great- grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ransdell Funeral Home by the Rev.
Larry Redding. Burial will be in Kirkwood Cemetery with military rites.
Pallbearers will be Larry, Roger, Matthew, Jeremy and Nicholas Reed,
Sammy and Brian Watts and Wayne Wade.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Moneda E. Roy
LIBERTY- Moneda Emily Roy, 68, of Price Creek Road, died Sunday at
Born Oct. 28, 1928, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Drewry and Loner Luttrell Wilson. She was a homemaker and attended Holiness
Survivors include her husband, Hubert Roy,; three sons, Kenneth, Ralph
and Garland Roy, all of Liberty; three daughters, Jacklin Bernard of Dunnville,
Dixie Rigney of Winchester and Sharon Dunbar of Jamestown; three sisters,
Sylvia Wilson of Dunnville, Geraldine Luttrell of Liberty and Bertha Burkett
of Ohio; a brother, Everett Wilson of Illinois; 13 grandchildren and two
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by
the Rev. Eddie Warren. Burial will be in the Roy family cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Rosa M. Sanders
HARRODSBURG- Rosa Mae Sanders, 91, formerly of Salvisa, died Sunday
at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor.
Born May 17, 1906, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late
Samuel ``Doc'' and Elizabeth Sanders Newby. She was the widow of Ralph
Sanders and a member of Mayo Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Ralph Sanders Jr. of Mercer County.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Home.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Pearl J. Roysdon
Services for Pearl Johnson Roysdon, 63, of Stanford House Nursing Home
will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Parksville
She died Friday at home.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Chadwell, Ronald Johnson, Gary Johnson,
Dr. R. Quinn Bailey, Roy Sanders, Roy Sanders Jr.
Honorary pallbearers are Russell Wilson, Mike Leake, Bobby Moss and
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
William T. Hatter
WAYNESBURG- Services for William Terrell Hatter, 88, of Walltown Community,
Kings Mountain, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home
By the Rev. Harold Austin. Burial will be in K.P. Hall Cemetery with military
rites by Caswell Saufley Post 18-American Legion.
He died Friday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Born Jan. 1, 1909, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Ranson
and Rosa Napier Hatter. He was a retired rural mail carrier, farmer and
carpenter, and a member of Grove Ridge Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteran
of World War II having served in the South Pacific as a gunner. He was
the widower of Alva Brown Hatter.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Wall Hatter; four sons, Lyndale
Hatter of Cincinnati, Raymond Hatter of Liberty, John Hatter and James
Hatter, both of Walltown; five daughters, Diane Simms and Reba Phillippi,
both of Walltown, Joan Spears and Kay Spears, both of Cincinnati and Wilma
``Bunt'' Floyd of Hurricane Ridge; two brothers, Charles ``Tige'' Hatter
and Carl ``Tony' Hatter, both of Walltown; three sisters, Lela Dunham of
Cincinnati, Fayrene Bryant of Columbus, Ohio, and Marlene Durham of Science
Hill; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may go to Kidney Foundation of Central Kentucky, 2417 Regency
Road Suite B, Lexington, 40503.
STANFORD- Services for Kathleen Spurlock, 59, of 244 Somerset St.,
will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Cecil Roundtree.
Burial will be in Ephesus Cemetery.
She died Friday at home.
Born Oct. 12, 1937, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late
Stuart and Ethel Fletcher Denson. She was an employee of Human Resources
Department for 25 years and a member or Fairview Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Jesse Moore of Greensburg, Ind.; two daughters,
Joyce Scudder of Greensburg, and Janet Neal of Philadelphia, N.Y.; three
brothers, Lee Denson and Ernest Denson, both of Chandler, Ariz., and Harry
Denson of Waynesburg; three sisters, Helen Denson, Marie Denson and Lois
Pollard, all of Waynesburg; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Ledford, Tony Scudder, Jesse Moore, Bill
Moore, Bernard Neal and Eugene Denson.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Obituaries April 22, 1997
Elisha P. Carrier
LANCASTER - Elisha P. ``Steve'' Carrier, 93, of Nashville, Tenn., died
Sunday in Nashville.
Born in Garrard County, he was a son of the late William Steven and
Mollie Bowling Carrier. He was a retired lawyer, a member of St. Georges
Episcopal Church and was the widower of Betty Railey Kirtley Carrier.
Survivors include two daughters, Cornelia C. Grubbs of Charleston,
S.C., and Cynthia R. Carrier of Nashville; two brothers, Homer C. Carrier
of Memphis, Tenn., and William Steven Carrier of Henderson, N.C.
Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lancaster Cemetery.
Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
LOUISVILLE - Irene Durham, 90, of Louisville, died Sunday at home.
Born in Boyle County, she was a retired teacher having taught in Perryville
and Richmond, and retired from Waggener High School, Louisville. She was
a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church and a former member of
Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pearson Funeral Home.
Burial will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bellevue Cemetery, Danville.
Visitation will be an hour prior to services.
Memorials may go to St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 319 Browns
Lane, Louisville, 40207.
Leland F. Wisner
ANNANDALE, Va., - Leland F. Wisner (USAF Ret. Lt. Col.) died Saturday
Survivors include his wife, Helen Wisner; two sons, Leland Wisner Jr.
of Vancouver, Wash., and John Wisner of Glade Park, Colo.; a daughter,
Karen Gellner of Manassas, Va.; a brother, John W. Wisner of Ferndale,
Mich.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews
in the Danville area.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield,
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Culpepper National
Services for George Whitaker Griffiths, 77, of Cardinal Terrace, will
be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Centenary United Methodist Church by the Rev. Quentin
Scholtz. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
He died Sunday at home.
Pallbearers are Dr. Quinn Bailey, Larry Barbour, Mort Hoagland, Tom
Bryant, Billy Hargis, Tom Carter and John McReynolds.
Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Hazelrigg, Sam Marlow, John Buchanan,
Billy Sharp, Bruce Jones, James Stephenson and Vernon Knuckles.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to the church or Heritage Hospice.
Francis A. Feldman
LANCASTER - Services for Francis A. Feldman, 79, of Chickasaw Drive,
Stanford, will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. William Catholic Church
by the Rev. Michael Weglicki. Burial will be in St. Sylvester Church Cemetery,
Lincoln County, with military rites by the American Legion Caswell Saufley
He died Sunday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington.
Born Oct., 1917, in Broughtontown, he was a son of the late Adolph
and Mary Frances Howard Feldman. He was a retired owner and operator of
Feldman and Feldman Construction Co., a member of St. William Catholic
Church and Caswell Saufley American Legion Post 18, Stanford. He was an
Army veteran of World War II serving in the 78th Fighter Control Squadron.
Survivors include three daughters, Lorraine Swift and Sharon L. Feldman,
both of Louisville, and Paulette Feldman of Nicholasville; three sons,
Francis A. Feldman and Richard Feldman, both of Bowling Green, and Daniel
H. Feldman of Pooler, Ga.; a brother, Andrew Feldman of Lancaster; two
sisters, Clara DeBord of Louisville and Agnes Ernst of Cincinnati; a former
wife, Nelda R. Feldman; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ritchie Harold, Mike, David and Ralph Feldman,
Ken and John Swift. Honorary pallbearers are Tom Wall, Patrick Morley,
F. Justin and Gary Feldman.
Visitation will be 4:30-9 p.m. today.
Don M. Lamar
HARRODSBURG - Services for Don M. Lamar, 46, of Harrodsburg, will be
2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harrodsburg Baptist Church by the Revs. Robert Defoor
and Franklin Owen. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Monday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born in Jefferson County, he was a son of Ruby Miller Lamar of Lexington
and the late Carl F. Lamar. He was a branch manager for the Department
of Agriculture, Division of Pesticides. He was a member, deacon, Sunday
School teacher, finance committee member and choir member of Harrodsburg
Baptist Church. He was a member of NRA and Phi Sigma Kappa.
Additional survivors include his wife, Suzanne Morris Lamar; two sons,
Aaron B. Lamar and Seth C. Lamar, both of Harrodsburg; and a sister, Carla
L. Ray of Nicholasville.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today and 7 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Ransdell
Funeral Chapel and after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may go to Harrodsburg Baptist Church Family Life Center fund.
HARRODSBURG - Services for Thomas Lester of Harrodsburg will be 11
a.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. James Harley. Burial
will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Monday at Lexington Hospital.
Born in Washington County, he was a son of the late Lem and Carrie
Salmon Lester. He was a retired farmer and former employee of Gil Hayslett
Mechanical Contractor, Jonathan Logan and the Mercer County Schools. He
was a member of Bruner's Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sara Russell Lester; two sons, Wallace
Lester of Louisville and Devon Lester of Mackville; a daughter, Wilma Gaddie
of Campbellsville; a brother, Edward Lester of Danville; a sister, Ethel
Roney of Louisville; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and after 7 a.m. Thursday.
Rosa M. Sanders
HARRODSBURG - Services for Rosa Mae Sanders, 91, formerly of Salvisa,
will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Home.
She died Sunday at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor.
Pallbearers will be Kelly Bugg, Garland Hoskins, J.B. Claunch, Charles
Sanders, Bobby Christerson, John A. Goodlet and Miller Horn III.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today.
Obituaries April 23, 1997
Services for Hugh M. Long, 69, Midland Place, a local hydroplane enthusiast
and businessman, will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home
by the Rev. Ernest Martin. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
He died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Long was named champion numerous times with his hydroplane ``Big Chief''
that he raced from 1969-1994 all over the country. He owned and operated
the hydroplane until 1991 and continued to own the hydroplane while his
sons, Mark and Steve, drove it.
Long was North American Champion 1982-1983-1984 and again in 1991,
said son Mark Long. Long's boat with son Steve as operator also received
the championship high point award in 1994 in Region 6, which includes Michigan,
Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Long's hydroplane also won the Midwestern Championship
Series and was named champion in the 1994 mock race in Region 6.
Long was a member of the American Power Boat Racing Association.
He was owner of Hugh M. Long Plumbing and Heating in Danville, and
was a master plumber and a sheet metal worker. He belonged to Calvary Baptist
Church. He was a Navy and Army veteran and was a lifetime member of Buell-Bragg
Post 334, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Born July 22, 1927, in Anderson County, he was a son of Alma Wayne
Long of Danville and the late Grover S. Long.
Survivors include three sons, Mark W. Long and Steven R. Long, both
of Danville, and Hugh R. Long of Nicholasville; a brother, Charles G. Long
of Danville; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mark, Steven, Hugh, Charles and Greg Long and Junior
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Bobby Eades, 50, of Erlanger, formerly of Junction City, died Monday
He was a son of Guy Eades of Wilmore and Alma Eades of Frankfort. He
was regional sales manager with Safety-Kleen in Illinois.
Additional survivors include his wife, Mary Eades; a daughter, Elizabeth
Eades, at home; four sisters, Bonnie Maddox of Hustonville, Ruth Cochran
of Stanford, and Kathy LaVey and Nellene New, both of Frankfort; five brothers,
Kenneth Eades of Stanford, Con and Manuel Eades, both of Georgetown, Kevin
Eades of Elizabethtown and Randall Eades of Danville.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the
Revs. Tom Bates and James Floyd. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may go to Bobby Eades Memorial Fund, c/o Mayfield Neuro-Science
Foundation, 506 Oak Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219.
HARRODSBURG Ï Eric Paul Ray Murphy, infant son of Kathy Murphy,
North College Street, was stillborn Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional
Additional survivors include maternal grandparents, John and Phyllis
Jenkins of Harrodsburg; and great-grandmother, Ileen Jenkins of Harrodsburg.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev.
Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ahna B. Hogue
Services for Ahna Belle Hogue, 92, of White Oak Road, Junction City,
will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Donald
Lear. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 19, 1904, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late
Charles Ira and Betty Jane Whitaker Cox and the widow of Frank Jackson
Hogue. She was a homemaker and a member of Alum Springs Church of God.
Survivors include three daughters, Lillian McCarty of Danville, Marjorie
Bodner and Elva Stratton, both of Junction City; a sister, Dera Robinson
of Harrodsburg; a half brother, Elmer Rousey of Junction City; and a half
sister, Naomi Elder of Junction City; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren;
and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Finley, Dave Baker, Rodney Christman, Tim
Hartsell, Troy Lile and Bobby Toadvine.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Ollie B. Kidd
Services for Ollie Blevins Kidd, 101, of Trisler Lane, Junction City,
will be 11 a.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Revs. Paul
Bunger and Earl Burnside. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at home.
Born March 2, 1896, in Wayne County, she was a daughter of the late
Alfred and Ellen Litton Blevins and the widow of Oscar Kidd.
She was a homemaker and a member of Junction City Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Nola Flynn of Junction City, Linnie
Short of Stanford, and Cleora Westerfield of Danville; two sons, Alfred
Kidd of Harrodsburg and Billy Kidd of Bardstown; a brother, Garr Blevins
of Jamestown Tenn.; 37 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five children, Robert, Everett, Jesse, Chester
and Letha Kidd.
Pallbearers will be Rex, Mark, Mike, Tim, and Bobby Kidd, Roger Cannada,
Charlie Flynn, and Ronnie Short.
Honorary pallbearers are Jim, David, Bill and Carrol Flynn, Allen Kidd,
Ricky Cannada and Donnie Short.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Thursday.
Bonnie C. Campbell
STANFORD Ï Services for Bonnie C. Campbell, 72, of McKinney, will
be 2 p.m. Thursday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. John Drury. Burial will
be in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Highland.
She died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born March 18, 1925, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of Jack
and Katherine Mason Hodge. She was a homemaker and a member of Holiness
Survivors include her husband, Virgil Campbell; three sons, Elwood,
David and Gary Campbell, all of McKinney; five daughters, Marie Coffman,
Mary Elliott, Dollie Brown, Shirley Campbell and Lona Coleman, all of McKinney;
two brothers, Gurney Hodge of Stanford and Kelly Hodge of Hustonville;
a sister, Aline Coleman of Stanford; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Thursday.
LANCASTER Ï Services for Parker Surber, 79, of Herring Heights,
will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. Bob Rush
and Jerry Chandler. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at home.
Born May 17, 1917, in Pulaski County, he was a son of the late William
H. and Etta Collins Surber. He was a retired farmer and employee of Stratton
Lumber Company, Nicholasville. He was a member of Lancaster Baptist Church
and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was the widower of Ruth Long
Survivors include three daughters, Marjorie Brooks, Barbara Brogle
and Rita Rhodus, all of Lancaster; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, James H. Surber.
Pallbearers will be Ben Brogle, James, Mitchell and William Surber,
William and Robert Crawford, Kevin Rhodus and Terry Brooks.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.