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Obituaries June 6, 1997

Roger Smiley Grubbs
LANCASTER - Services for Roger Smiley Grubbs, 80, of Richmond Road, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Rush. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at his home.
Born April 11, 1917, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Eli and Beatrice Smiley Grubbs. He was a partner in the former Walden & Grubbs Construction Company, which became Camp Nelson Stone Company where he was president and general manager until his retirement.
He was a member of Lancaster Baptist Church and served on its board and finance committee. He was a past president of Rotary Club, and served on the Industrial Foundation board. He was a director of First Federal Savings and Loan, was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Wilderness Shrine Club. He was a World War II veteran, having served in China.
Survivors include his wife, Stella Teater Grubbs; two sisters, Helen Moberly of Russellville, and Nora Thompson of Rialto, Calif.; five brothers, Everett Grubbs of Madison, Ind., Earl Grubbs, Herbert Grubbs, and Eugene Grubbs, all of Garrard County, and Sam Grubbs of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Pallbearers will be Bob Ballard, J.D. Ray, Kenny Adams, Lucian Clark, Harold Meadows, Russell Gastineau, Paul East, George Dailey, Earnest Combs, Johnny Laswell, Leroy Peterson, Cecil Lane, and Russell Moberly.
Honorary pallbearers are Ralph Parsons, Bill Teater, Marshall Freeman, Bill Frazier, Manford Teater, Virginia Stump, Kathy Johnica, Karen Hatfield, Raye Ann Clark, Linda Price, Karen Day, Tony Merida, Jack Zanone, David Gay, Regina Forderhase, Burgess Robins, Willie Lamb, James Simpson and Ron Sutton.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Edward A. Lester
Edward A. Lester, 80, of Perkins Avenue, died Thursday at Friendship House Nursing Home.
Born July 1, 1916, in Washington County, she was a son of the late James Lem and Carrie Mae Salmon Lester. He worked as a security guard for Corning Glass Works for 26 years and was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Jewell Milburn Lester; two sons, Russell C. Lester and J.L. Lester, both of Danville; a daughter, Anna Lou Carpenter of Danville; a sister, Ethel Roney of Louisville; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Revs. Bill Hall and Mark Payton. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery by the Rev. Barry Jeffries.
Pallbearers will be Ed and Jeff Carpenter, Dale and Scott Lester, Jeremy and Joey Carpenter, Mike Tyler and Billy Webb.
Honorary pallbearers are members of the Hayden Simpson Sunday School Class at Gethsemane Baptist.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials may go to Gideon International.

Grace Fulk
LANCASTER - Grace H. Fulk, of Bay Tree Lane, Deerfield Plantation, died Wednesday at Conway Hospital in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A teacher for many years, she was a member of the Surfside United Methodist Church and the Christian Women's Association of Greater Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include her husband, Paul B. Fulk of Myrtle Beach; a daughter, Lynn C. Fulk; and a sister, Francis Humphrey, both of Alexandria, Va.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Surfside United Methodist Church, Myrtle Beach, by the Revs. Charles Inabinet and Tom Rogers.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lancaster Cemetery Chapel by the Rev. Don Hatton.
Memorials may go to Surfside United Methodist Church, 800-13th Avenue North, Surfside Beach, S.C. 29587.
Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alberta C. West
LAWRENCEBURG - Alberta Chapman West, 81, of Lawrenceburg, died Tuesday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
A native of Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Eva Myrtle Houchin Chapman. She was a homemaker and member of Sand Spring Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Robert T. West; two sons, Thomas West of Lancaster and Delbert West of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Floradelle Cunningham of Lawrenceburg and Lena Z. Hostetter of Mount Holly N.C.; seven grandchildren; three step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Myrtle Hawkins.
Services are 2 p.m. today at Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Hamrick. Burial is in Sand Spring Cemetery.

Jerry W. Gordon
Services for Jerry William Gordon, 48, of Nevius Road, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Barry Harmon. Burial will be in Cream Ridge Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be Steve, Mark and Terry Gordon, Mike Tinsley, Andy and Joe Spoon, Randy Domaika, and Al Brown.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may go to Diabetes Foundation.

Dr. Austin Roberts
Services for Dr. Austin Roberts, 80, of Pleasantwood Drive, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church by the Revs. Tim Noel and Ernest Martin. Burial will be in Williamstown Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers are Kenneth Wall, Dr. Charles Sisk, Roy Camic, E.R. Purdom, Bob Rankin, Lester Lawless, David Sparrow and Thom Binford.
Honorary pallbearers are Lee Garnett, Marvin O. Smith, Scotty Vanderpool, Earl Steinhauer, Harry Fitzpatrick, Warren Elfrank, Charles Renfro, Gene Tripplett, Glen Taul, Tommy Letton, George Lyons, R.A. Hanks and Dan Lay.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Lois Dean Casebier
HARRODSBURG - Services for Lois Dean Casebier, 76, of Pleasant Hill Drive, Burgin, will be 2 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Joseph Vest and Robert Browning. Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Oakgrove Cemetery in Depoy, Ky.
He died Wednesday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Pallbearers are Eddie, John and Joe Browning, Robert and F.M. Wells, and Scott Olson.
Honorary pallbearers are members of the Senior Men's Sunday School Class, Burgin Baptist Church.
Memorials may go to Burgin Baptist Church.

Obituaries June 8, 1997

Wendell K. Cornett
SCIENCE HILL - Wendell K. Cornett, 64, 3945 N. Hwy. 837, Waynesburg, died Wednesday at Deer River Health Care Center in Deer River, Minn.
Born July 11, 1932, in Linefork, Ky., he was the son of the late Chester Arthur Cornett and Maggie McKnight Cornett. He was a professor at Somerset Community College and an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Deva Marceline Stephens Cornett; a son, Stephen Cornett of Waynesburg; a daughter, Stephanie Black of Waynesburg; three brothers, Ernest and Herman Cornett, both of Waynesburg, and Chester Cornett of Halls Gap; three sisters, Leanor Bowman of Cincinnati, Frances Godbey of Waynesburg and Betty Foister of Knoxville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home, Science Hill, by Greg Powell. Burial will be in Salyers Cemetery, Waynesburg.
Visitation is after 2 p.m. today.

William ``Bill'' Day
BEREA - William ``Bill'' Day, 59, of Berea died Thursday at Berea Health Care Center.
A native of Garrard County, he was the son of the late Nathan A. and Delia Lee Brock Day. He was a retired electrician with Hayes Wheel of Berea, a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Berea, and had served 31 years with the Army National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Cain Day of Berea; two daughters, Teresa Merritt and Becky Delaney, both of Berea; eight sisters, Christine Moore and Hazel Starnes, both of Berea, Mary Ruth Poynter of Dreyfus, Barbara Ann Napier, Mae Bolton, Margaret May and Para Lee Bean, all of Lancaster, and Gladys Green of Boston, Ky.; four brothers, Robert Day of Berea, Jerry Day of Lawrenceburg, Boyd Day of Bedford, Ind., and Ernest Day of Elizabethtown; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. today at Lakes Funeral Home by the Revs. Randy J. McPheron and Kenny Davis. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers will be Bob Oliver, Keith Miller, Greg Andrews, Marshall Washington, Ira Grindstaff and Bill Golden.
Honorary pallbearers will be all employees of Hayes Wheel.

Robert D. ``Bobby'' Pugh
HARRODSBURG - Robert Dean ``Bobby'' Pugh, 43, of Perryville Road died Friday at his farm.
A native of Mercer County, he was born Sept. 2, 1953, and was the son of Mildred Watts Pugh of Harrodsburg and the late Dean Pugh.
He was a landscaping contractor and a member of Harrodsburg United Methodist Church, the Mercer County fair board, the site-based committee for King Middle School, and the Mercer Home Builders Association.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sue Wood Chilton Pugh; a daughter, Leewood Pugh, at home; and a sister, Candy Lee Pugh of Harrodsburg.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Harrodsburg United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mark Girard, the Rev. David Upchurch, and Raymond Watts. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is after 1 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel and after noon Monday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Mike Sheperson, Kenny Beasley, Jim McGlone, Bill McGlone, Bubby Isham, Jerry Huffman, Marshall Mobley Jr., Dr. John Baughman, and David Readnower.
Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Pugh Landscaping.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harrodsburg United Methodist Church.

John R. Durham
MIDDLEBURG - Services for John Reid Durham, 79, of Middletown, formerly of Yosemite, will be 4 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Johnie Marion. Burial will be in Middleburg Cemetery.
Visitation is after noon today.
Mr. Durham died Friday at Baptist Hospital East. Born Dec. 10, 1917, in Yosemite, he was the son of the late Tom and Louie Estes Durham. He was the retired principal of Middleburg Elementary School, a member of Eastwood Christian Church, and an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Azalea Gibson Durham; a daughter, Dr. Renita D. Price of Louisville; a sister, Ruby Hatter of Yosemite; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Eastwood Christian Church, 16410 Eastwood Cut-off Road, Eastwood, Ky.

G. Phillip Gibson
MORELAND - Services for Gene Phillip Gibson, 36, of Hwy. 127 will be 1 p.m. today at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Glenn Johnson. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
He died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
Born Sept. 8, 1960, in Maytown, Ky., he was the son of Miles and Alta Jean Hicks Gibson of Arcadia View subdivision. He was a salesman at Wilson Chevrolet, Lancaster, and a member of Maytown First Baptist Church.
Additional survivors include his brother, Dr. Kent Gibson of Russell Springs; and a sister, Janie Bentley of Hustonville.
Pallbearers will be Adam Gibson, Brian Bentley, Mark and Tom Hewlett, Keith Hicks, Troy Frasure, Mark Hicks and Barry Click.
Visitation is prior to service.

Cora M. Leek
STANFORD - Services for Cora Mae Leek, 54, 7380 Ky. 1247, Waynesburg, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home by Mike Mullins. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Mrs. Leek died Thursday at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. A native of Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Zack and Dora Brock Cheek. She had been a nurse's aide in Garrard and Lincoln counties for 26 years and belonged to St. Sylvester Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Danny Leek.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Leroy Leek of Waynesburg; two sons, William Joseph Leek of Kings Mountain and James Wayne Leek of Waynesburg; a stepson, Randy Leek of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Jim Cheek of Waynesburg and Zack Cheek Jr. of Lancaster; three sisters, Francis Cheek and Judy Shearer, both of Nicholasville, and Georgia Cheek of Danville; and 11 grandchildren.

Coleman McQuerry
LANCASTER - Services for Coleman McQuerry, 80, of Dayton, Ohio, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Cook. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Mr. McQuerry died Friday in Dayton. Born Nov. 15, 1916, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Arthur H. and Bessie Brewer McQuerry. He was a retired employee of Borden Dairy Products Co. in Kettering, Ohio, a member of the Pentecostal Church, and the widower of Edith Sparks McQuerry.
Survivors include two sons, Coleman McQuerry Jr. and Steven L. McQuerry, both of Dayton; three daughters, Ruby Ball, Debra Arnett and Sonja Creech, all of Dayton; two sisters, Cora Cupp of Lexington and Alberta Gray of McKee; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Hazel V. Robinson
HARRODSBURG - Services for Hazel V. Robinson, 82, 376 Main St., Salvisa, will be 1 p.m. today at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hensley and Drew Standridge. Burial will be in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Randy Shewmaker, Richard Shewmaker, Phil Gordon, Gary Royalty, Joe Gordon and Kit Wadel.
Visitation is after 7 a.m. today.
Miss Robinson died Thursday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 28, 1914, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late George and Margaret Satterly Robinson. She was a retired grocery clerk, belonged to Salvisa Baptist Church where she was a member of the Gill Reapers Sunday school class, and was active in Concerned Citizens of Salvisa.
Survivors include two brothers, Earl Robinson of Salvisa and Billy Robinson of Florida; and three sisters, Mary Lena (Dolly) Lambert of Harrodsburg, Gladys Wathen of Salvisa and Hadgie Royalty of Louisville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salvisa Baptist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Salvisa Baptist Church, Kirkwood Road, Salvisa, Ky. 40372.

Obituaries June 9, 1997

Edna B. Spalding
Edna Bonta Spalding, 89, of Maple Avenue, died Sunday in Danville,
Born Aug. 10. 1907, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late Charles C. and Martha J. Hourigan Bonta. She was a former teacher in Cincinnati Public Schools, a graduate of Perryville High School, Centre College, and University of Cincinnati. She was in Who's Who of Poetry and was a member of First Baptist Church, Broadway. She was the widow of Wesley M. Spalding.
Survivors include two sons, Robert M. Spalding of Albuquerque, N.M., David Spalding of Canton, Ohio; a sister, Grace Leonard of Harrodsburg; a brother, William Bonta of Danville; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Albert Gisler. Burial will be in Old Liberty Cemetery in Bradfordsville.
Visitation is 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday.

Sandra L. Eldridge
WILLIAMSTOWN - Sandra L. Eldridge, 31, of Crittenden, died Friday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood.
Born Nov. 11, 1965, in Kentucky, she was a daughter of Curtis Lee and Barbara Murphy Eldridge of Crittenden. She was a housekeeper and an employee of Biggs Hypermarket in Florence.
Survivors include her companion, Randy A. Sapple; a daughter, April D. Smith of Crittenden; maternal grandmother, Anna Murphy of Kings Mountain; two sisters, Glenda Lawrence of Dry Ridge and Anna Eldridge of Crittenden; five brothers, Curtis Eldridge of Elsmere, Robert Eldridge of Williamstown, Scott Eldridge of Dry Ridge, and Bradley and Jeffrey Eldridge, both of Crittenden.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home by the Revs. Kelly Kennedy and Emery Caudill. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery, Dry Ridge.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Monday.

Debra A. Goodpaster
HARRODSBURG - Debra Ann Goodpaster, 38, of Lincoln County, died Sunday at her home on Ottenheim Road.
Born Feb. 12, 1959 in Mercer County, she was a daughter of Alford H. and Catherine Ann Glasscock VanArsdale of Harrodsburg. She was an employee of American Greetings and a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Gene Goodpaster; a son, Ronnie Gene Goodpaster II, and a daughter, Lori Ann Goodpaster, both at home; a brother, Mark VanArsdale of the Air Force; and a sister, Karen Walton of Nicholasville.
Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may go to American Cancer Society.

Brenda A. Jeffries
HARRODSBURG - Brenda Agnes Jeffries, 57, of Ewing Avenue, died Saturday at home.
Born April 9, 1940, in Clark County, Ind., she was a daughter of the late John W. and Bertha Agnes Hart Myers. She was a clerk for naval ordinance for a number of years, and a medical assistant at the state hospital, Louisville. She was a member of Southside Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Walter Scott Jeffries of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Gerald S. Myers of Charleston, Ind., and Randall L. Myers of Jeffersonville; three sisters, Mary Jo Cain of Maryville, Ind., Anita R. Falls of Springfield, Mo., and Phyllis A. Nevitt of Louisville.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Gary Powell and David Upchurch. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Sims, Norris Flynn, Ken Price, Earl Moore, Bill Darland, Earl Grant, Harold McLaren and Hershel Votaw.
Honorary pallbearer is Bobby Watts.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may go to American Heart Association.

Vernice B. Pinkston
HARRODSBURG - Vernice B. Pinkston, 90, of Bethel Road, died Saturday at home.
Born Nov. 22, 1906, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Charles Erastus and Sarah Ellen Stratton Pinkston. He was a retired educator, both teacher and principal, in Mercer County Schools for many years. He attended Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College and University of Kentucky, and was a graduate of Centre College.
He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School teacher and deacon. He was a member of Gideon International, Mercer Retired Teacher Association, Kentucky Education Association and National Education Association. He also served on the board of directors of several organizations. He was the widower of Alma V. Pinkston.
Survivors include a son, Charles T. ``Tommy'' Pinkston of Mercer County; three daughters, Frances Moore, Joyce Sherrow and Roxie Lee Pinkston, all of Mercer County; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church by the Revs. T.E. Williams and Jack Guerin. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeffrey, Lee and Earl Pinkston, John and David Moore, Sammy Devine and Charles Stratton.
Honorary pallbearers are deacons of Bethel Church and Gideon members.
Visitation is after 3 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may go to Gideon Memorial Bible Fund or Bethel Baptist Cemetery Fund.

Obituaries June 10, 1997

William P. Pike
PERRYVILLE - Services for William Patterson "Bill" Pike, 84 of Old New Pike, Mitchellsburg, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Malone. Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 11, 1912, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Michael and Sarah Deering Pike. He was a retired farmer and a member of Mitchellsburg Baptist Church. He was the widower of Amelia Pearl Pike.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Webb of Mitchellsburg; a son, Paul Pike of Junction City; a sister, Amelia Clarkson of Parksville; a grandchild; and four step grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Lindsey Poynter, Randall Webb, Alford Smith, Garnett Lee Jr., Joey Lee, J.M. Pike and Alfred Smith.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

Obituaries June 11, 1997

Ronnie Carey
MORELAND - Services for Ronnie Carey, 41, of Aspen Drive, Danville, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Lewis Smith. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
He died Monday at home.
Born Aug. 8, 1955, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Orville B. and Anna Terrell Carey. He was an employee of Hitachi Automotive, Harrodsburg.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Vanhook Carey; two daughters, Rhonda Braymer of Danville and Stephanie Carey, at home; four brothers, James Carey and Kenneth Carey, both of Moreland, Bobby Carey of Junction City and Alvie Carey of Minneapolis, Minn.; seven sisters, Evelyn Southerland and Bernice Peyton, both of Moreland, Dora Porter, Melvene Pike and Sheila Carey, all of Danville, Linda Maddox and Barbara Howard, both of Junction City; and a grandson.
Pallbearers will be Carl Watts, Billy Cannon, Billy Maddox, Lonnie and Johnny Goodin and Michael Wethington.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.

Faye Elliott
STANFORD - Services for Faye Elliott, 68, of McKinney, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Aaron Snelling, John Lowry and Gary Story. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
She died Tuesday at Fort Logan Extended Care Facility.
Born April 6, 1929, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Sherod and Versa Baldock Singleton. She was homemaker and a former Christian Appalachian Project employee. She was a member of McKinney Christian Church and a 1946 graduate of Kings Mountain High School.
Survivors include her husband, John Grey Elliott; two sons, Donnie Elliott of McKinney and Ronnie Elliott of Junction City; a daughter, Linda Kirkpatrick of Stanford; two brothers, Revelle Singleton of Kings Mountain; and Winfred Singleton of Southgate; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Wall.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may go to McKinney Christian Church or Heritage Hospice.

Obituaries June 12, 1997

Cleamer R. Hughes
Cleamer Lee Ratcliffe Hughes, 87, formerly of North Third Street, died Wednesday at Friendship House.
Born July 28, 1909, in Vivian, La., she was a daughter of George W. and Margaret Boydston Ratcliffe. She was a retired supervisor of the audit department of South Central Bell. She was a member of Church of Christ and the widow of Donald K. Hughes.
Survivors include two half brothers, George W. Ratcliffe, and Talmadge ``Buddy'' Ratcliffe, both of Mobile, Ala.; a half sister, Eunice Miller of Magnolia, Ark.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by Steve Wolfgang.
Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.

Grace S. Belanger
MARTINSVILLE, Ind. - Grace Matilda Shelton Belanger, 79, of Mooresville, Ind., died Wednesday in Martinsville.
Born March 21, 1918, in Brownstown, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Payne Shelton. She was Dobb's House Restaurant manager in Indianapolis and the widow of Wilfred J. Belanger.
Survivors include two daughters, Charlene White of Reelsville, Ind., and Susy Smith of Danville; a brother, Lee Shelton of Medora, Ind.; six grandchildren; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Neal and Summers Mortuary, Inc.

Lewie B. Cross
STONE BLUFF, Ind. - Lewie Benton Cross, 69, of Veedersburg, Ind., died Monday at home.
Born Jan. 14, 1928, in Flippin, Ky., he was a son of Virgil and Maggie A. Loyd Cross. He was a grinder for Harrison Steel Castings Co. in Attica, Ind., and had been a farmer. He was a member of Indian Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Flippin.
Survivors include his wife Ruthie Jean Huskisson Cross; two sons, Bobby Cross of Merrillville, Ind., and Gary Cross of Stone Bluff; two daughters, Melinda Lawson of Danville and Melissa Fudge of Breeding, Ky.; two brothers, Edison and Willie Cross of Mellott, Ind.; a sister, Edith Weaver of Walton, Ind.; seven grandchildren; five step grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and four step great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Strode's Gamaliel Chapel, Gamaliel, Ky., by the Revs. Lonnie Karnes and Danny Fudge. Burial will be in Neal Cemetery, Flippin.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may go to Diabetes Foundation or American Cancer Society.

Robert L. Rankin
LANCASTER - Robert Lee Rankin, 89, of Fisher Ford Road, died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 18, 1907, in Wayne County, he was a son of the late David and Ollie Mercer Rankin. He was a retired farmer and truck driver, a member of Bryantsville United Methodist Church and the widower of Mary Sutton Rankin.
Survivors include a son, James Lee Rankin of Garrard County; a sister, Jean Rankin of Lancaster; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. James Williams. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Emit Long, Leslie Vanderpool, Paul Ballard, Grover Drew, Wayne Doolin, Bob Ballard, Lee Allen Sharp and Kenneth Robinson.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

Clara J. Kauther
LIBERTY - Services for Clara Jennings Kauther, 84, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Casey County, will be 4 p.m. Friday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Leonard Streeval. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery.
She died Monday at Communicare of Clifton.
Born Oct. 8, 1912, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late James and Nancy Allen Long. She was a retired supervisor in the food industry and the widow of Arvil Jennings and Marvin Kauther.
Survivors include a son, Allan A. Jennings of Cincinnati, Ohio, and two grandchildren.
Visitation is 2 p.m. Friday.

Florin Luster
STANFORD - Services for Florin Luster, 92, of Hustonville, will be held 2 p.m. Friday at New Salem Baptist Church by the Revs. Sonny Vincent and Bobby Estes. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born May 26, 1905, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late John S. and Izora Wade Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of New Salem Baptist Church. She was the widow of Coleman D. Luster.
Survivors include three sons, George M. Luster of Indianapolis, Ind., Teddy Luster and Frank Luster, both of Acton, Ind.; five daughters, Martha Brown of Waynesburg, Faustine Montgomery of New Salem, Juanita Marr of Indianapolis, Ind., Phyllis Fredereck of Franklin, Ind., and Sharon Jones of Beech Grove, Ind.; a brother, Cecil Smith of Hustonville; two sisters, Della Holton of Acton, and Stella Sandidge of Stanford; 29 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Danny, Michael, Jeffery, Kevin and George Luster, Paul Marr, Howard Montgomery, David Jones and Steven Frederick.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Helen W. Thompson
MIDDLEBURG - Services for Helen Loraine Wood Thompson, 68, of Liberty, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Vista Funeral Home, Hialeah, Fla. Burial will be in Vista Memorial Gardens.
She died Tuesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on June 5.
Born Feb. 26, 1929, in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Zenia Scott Wood. She was a former supervisor and cottage parent at Sunland Training Center, Miami, Fla.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Thompson and Debra Rush, both of Liberty; six sons, Alan Thompson of Georgia, David Thompson and Trevon Thompson, both of Davie, Fla., Phillip Thompson of Liberty, Lee Thompson of Panama City, Fla., and Lew Thompson of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Leona Jones of Bluefield, W.Va., Evelyn Massaroni of Blue Well, W.Va., and Geraldine Royal of Mebane, N.C.; a brother, Terry Wood of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.
Visitation will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Vista Funeral Home.
Bartle Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.


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