Obituaries Aug. 10, 1997
James Harold Martin
LIBERTY - James Harold Martin, 67, 615 Martin Road, Liberty, died Friday
at his home after a short illness.
Born Oct. 31, 1929, in Hamilton County, Ohio, he was the son of the
late Roy and Mattie May Martin. He was a farmer and a member of Creston
Missionary Baptist Church and Casey Creek Masonic Lodge No. 536. He was
a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Roberts Martin; a son, James Harold
Martin Jr. of Dunnville; a daughter, Loretta Bryant of Liberty; two stepsons,
Larry Britton of Stanford and Richard Britton of Campbellsville; three
sisters, Jenny Foley of Cincinnati, Barbara Jones of Corbin, and Roena
Deehan of Lexington; a brother, Travis Martin of Louisville; six grandchildren,
seven step grandchildren and a great grandchild.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the
Revs. Onva Hayes and Siebert Sullivan. Burial will be in Cold Springs Cemetery.
Visitation is after 8 a.m. today.
STANFORD - Charles ``Charlie Buck'' Young, 39, 1055 Boneyard Hollow,
McKinney, died Friday at his residence.
Born Aug. 1, 1958, in Garrard County, he was the son of Charles and
Louanna Walls Young of Geneva. He was an employee of the Lincoln County
Road Department and a member of the Green River Pentecostal Church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Bonita Owens
Young, his maternal grandfather, Jim Elwood Walls of McKinney; two sisters,
Jamie Manuel of Hustonville and Debbie Reed of McKinney.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at the Green River Pentecostal Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the church by the Revs. Rick Naylor
and Billy Brown. Burial will be in the Eason Cemetery, McKinney.
Pallbearers will be Dale Walls, Jason Smith, Danny, Donnie and Shawn
Gilliam, Kent Ellis and Johnny Montgomery. Fox Funeral Home is in charge
Carolyn J. Dusch
JEFFERSONTOWN - Carolyn J. Dusch, 71, of Louisville, died Friday at
Columbia Suburban Hospital. She was the mother of Joni Morgan of Gravel
Born Aug. 17, 1925, in Louisville, she was the late daughter of the
late Frank and Lillian Barthelmes Gisler. She was a retired office manger
of Resthaven Memorial Park and was a member of the Catholic Church. She
was the widow of Joseph A. Dusch.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Judy Mattingly of Jeffersontown;
a son, Dan Dusch of Lexington; two sisters, Sissy Bauer of Louisville and
Mary Ann Donovan of Hollywood, Fla.; four grandsons; and two great granddaughters.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Foreman Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Visitation is 1-9 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the WHAS Crusade
Services for Gertrude Wheeler, 69, of Longview Drive, will be 11 a.m.
Monday at Wilson's Chapel. Burial will be in Hill-n-Dale Cemetery. She
died Wednesday at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center after a
Born May 24, 1928, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late
Lucien and Mary Walker. She was a member of the Embrey A.M.E. Church in
She is survived by a son, James Wheeler of St. Louis; two brothers,
Everhart Walker of Danville and R.A. Walker of Lexington; three sisters,
Dorothy Pope of Danville, Clara Tibb of Detriot, and Theora Heggs of Maryland;
and five grandchildren. Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eva G. Petrey
CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Eva Jane Gutenson Petrey, 93, of Stanford
House Nursing Home, formerly of Waynesburg, will be 2 p.m. today at McKnight-Martin
Funeral Home by the Rev. Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in the Lutheran Church
She died Thursday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born July 29, 1904, she was a daughter of Marion and Sally Douglas.
She was a homemaker, a member of the Lutheran Church of Ottenheim and the
widow of Ed Gutenson and Marshall Petrey. She was also prceded in death
by a son Edward Gutenson.
Survivors include a son, Ed Gutenson of Waynesburg; a foster son, Eugene
``Boots'' Lewis of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters, Margie Ingram, Phyllis
Griffin and Martha Jufer, all of Stanford; three grandchildren, and three
Rebecca Sue Pike
MORELAND - Services for Rebecca Sue Pike, 45, of the Butchertown community,
Parksville, will be 2 p.m. today at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev.
Delas Earles. Burial will be in the Hustonville Cemetery.
She died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 23, 1951, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late
Delbert Wilson and Nellie Watts Wilson of Parksville.
She had worked several years at Charleston Nursing Home in Danville
as a dietitian and was a member of the Butchertown Friendship Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sons, Travis and
Julian Pike, both of Parksville; a sister, Almeda Devine of Harrodsburg;
and a grandson.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Southerland, Delbert and Bobby Maddox, Buster,
Carl and Wayne Watts.
Visitation is after 10 a.m. today.
LIBERTY - Willie Fletcher, 81, Caney Fork Road, Liberty, died Friday
at the Casey County War Memorial Hospital.
Born April 10, 1916, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Joe
and Donze Whited Fletcher. He was a retired farmer and a member of the
Bethlehem Methodist Church. He was the widower of Molly Marie Woodrum Fletcher.
He is survived by two sons, Hugh Fletcher of Liberty and Larry Fletcher
of Danville; a daughter, Sandra Allen of Cartersville., Ga.; a special
friend, Georgia Richmann; three grandchildren, three step grandchildren
and one great grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bethlehem Methodist Church by the
Rev. Darren Gillespie. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery. Pallbearers will
be David Todd, Sean Dailey, Tony Anderson, Steve Phillips, Robert Popplewell
and Charlie Fletcher. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown
Obituaries Aug. 12, 1997
Creston C. Lynn
VERSAILLES - Creston C. Lynn, 88, of Versailles, died Sunday at Taylor
Manor Nursing Home.
Born in Hustonville, he was a son of the late John and Maude Moore
Lynn. He graduated from Centre College with a degree in languages and was
a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After retiring as a supervisor
at McDonnell Douglas Corporation in St. Louis, he worked for the Kentucky
State Highway Department. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church,
Survivors include his wife, Frances C. Lynn; a daughter, Vicki Orr
of Alvin, Texas; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home
by the Rev. Alan Hansen. Burial will be in Versailles Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Woodford County Library, 115 N. Main St., Versailles,
40383, or Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Ave., Versailles.
SPRINGFIELD - Melvin Wayne, 82, of Mackville, died Monday at Norton
Born April 22, 1915, in Washington County, he was a son of the late
Will and Mattie Burns Wayne. He was a retired employee of Kentucky Department
of Agriculture and a farmer. He was a member of Mackville Christian Church,
a member of Magnolia Masonic Lodge 201 F&AM, the Washington Chapter
27 RAM, Springfield Council 52 RSM, and Marion Commandry 23. He was a shriner,
a member of Guiding Star Chapter 450, Order of Eastern Star, and was a
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Brown Wayne; two daughters, Anna
Russell and Mary Peavler, both of Mackville; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
and a step great-grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mackville Christian Church by the
Rev. Ken Ward. Burial will be in Peter Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joe Peavler, Aaron Gabhart, Ronnie Wayne, Evann
White, Adam White and Blair Pittman.
A Masonic service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carey & Sons Funeral
Memorials may go to Gideons International or Unity Baptist Church.
Obituaries Aug. 14, 1997
Margaret Garr, 91, of 550 S. Second St., died Monday at James B. Haggin
Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg.
Born Oct. 24, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Alford and Amelia
Lewis. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Josephine Key of Danville; and two brothers,
Richard Lewis of Louisville and Thomas Lewis of Waukeegan, Ill.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church by the Rev.
Richard Hill. Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the church.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William E. Pelfrey
VERSAILLES - William Elmer ``Bo'' Pelfrey, 66, of Versailles, formerly
of Danville, died Wednesday at the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital,
While in Danville, Pelfrey owned the Clean Health Services. He was
an avid golfer and held the championship record at Bright Leaf Country
Club for several years in the 1960s, and later was a golfer at Woodford
Hills Country Club.
Born in Clark County, he was the son of the late Alex Goebel and Bessie
M. Pelfrey. He was a member of the Clark County High School state championship
basketball team in 1951. He earned a full scholarship to Transylvania University
under Coach C.M. Newton.
Survivors include three daughters, Gwen Fike of Lexington, Beverly
Land of Dallas, Texas, and Melissa Brading of Pekin, Ind.; two sons, William
E. Pelfrey Jr. of Danville and Timothy Pelfrey of Guston, Ky.; an adopted
son, Bobby Robinson of Versailles; one sister, Anna Clay Hollon of Winchester;
three brothers, Milford Pelfrey of Winchester, Ike Pelfrey of Paris and
Gerald D. Pelfrey of Enid, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Blackburn & Ward
Funeral Home with Kurt Carter officiating. Burial will be in Versailles
Pallbearers will be Bobby Robinson, John Marlowe, Tony Alsabrook, Mal
Johnson, Leonard Hollon and Linville Puckett. Honorary pallbearers will
be Johnny Todd and Bobby Ray Robinson II.
Visitation is 6-9 tonight.
Gladys I. Stewart
Services for Gladys I. Stewart, 91, formerly of 504 Timothy Ave., will
be 11 a.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home by the Revs. Tim Noel and Jo
Garnett. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville.
Pallbearers will be Roy Camic, Barry Harmon, Bob Rankin, Lester Lawless,
Warren Elfrank and Sam Gray. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Quin Bailey
and the Bethany Sunday school class from Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.
She died Tuesday at Charleston Health Care Center, Danville.
Born Nov. 19, 1905, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late
Cleveland and Flora Glasscock Isaacs. She was the widow of Elbert Stewart.
A graduate of Western Kentucky University, she was a former seamstress
at Hub Frankel Co., Jackson Chair Co., and the Danville Laundry Co. She
was a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church were she taught Sunday
school for many years and was a member of the Bethany Sunday school class.
She was proceeded in death by a son, Alvin C. Stewart.
Survivors include a brother, Brig. Gen. Alvin Isaacs of Kingstowne,
Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Friday.
William J. Taylor
Services for William Joseph Taylor, 74, of Fitzpatrick Street, will
be 11 a.m. Friday at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will be in
Pallbearers will be Danny Gadberry, Tony Wilson, Dickie Porter, Scott
Fierce, Rollie Greer, Denny Price, Howard Hunt and Jim Sullivan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Hulin Mattingly, Thomas B. Letton, John
Lynch, David Mahan, Bill Dishman, David Simpson, Quin Bailey, and employees
of Century 21.
He died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 19, 1923, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late William
E. and Josephine Elder Taylor. He was the widower of Mary Jo Taylor.
He was a former owner of Corner Grocery and Pic Pac Grocery, a farmer
and Realtor, and a World War II Air Force veteran having served as a lieutenant
bombardier and navigator. He also owned and raised thoroughbreds.
He was a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Kentucky Horsemen
Association, and the Jockey Club and was a Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors include a daughter, Pam Burkich of Versailles; a sister,
Dolly Porter of Lewisburg, Ky.; a granddaughter; and a longtime companion,
Sue New of Danville.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home. Memorials may
go to Heritage Hospice.
David A. Wilder
PERRYVILLE - Services for David Alan Wilder, 35, of Perkins Avenue,
Danville, will be 10 a.m. Friday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tony, Mike and Sandy Wilder and Danny and Dana
He died Tuesday after an illness at Pine Meadows Health Care in Lexington.
Born March 25, 1962, in Heidelberg, Germany, he was the son of Hildegard
Voelkel Wilder of Danville and the late George M. Wilder. He attended Danville
High School, served as an airman in the Navy, and was a member of SS. Peter
and Paul Catholic Church.
Additional survivors include two sisters, Anna Maria Wilder of Silver
Springs, Md., and Marlene Settles of Danville; and a niece, Dana Settles
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Wilder Funeral Home with a prayer service
Memorials may be made to Ephraim McDowell Cancer Research Foundation
in care of UK Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose St., Lexington, or Hospice
of the Bluegrass, Lexington.
Lillian R. Jones
MORELAND - Services for Lillian Russell Jones, 67, of Danville Pike,
Stanford, will be 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev.
Dale Denton. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Rothwell Jr., Junior Snow, Robert Jefferies,
Lennie Westerfield and Timmy Jones.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.
She died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.
Matthew S. LeBrun
LANCASTER - Services for Matthew Steven LeBrun, 8-day-old son of Steve
and Julie LeBrun of 1084 Old Danville Road, will be 2 p.m. Friday at St.
William Catholic Church by the Rev. Mike Weglicki. Burial will be in Lancaster
Matthew was born Aug. 4, 1997. He died Tuesday at the University of
Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by four sisters, Kristen,
Stephanie, Sarah and Kerry LeBrun; a brother, Casey LeBrun; maternal grandparents,
John and Dorothy Williams of Tampa, Fla.; and paternal grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth LeBrun of South Dakota.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Spurlin Funeral Home with a wake service
Obituaries Aug. 17, 1997
Jeannette D. Hunt
Jeannette Durham Hunt, 87, formerly of East Lexington Avenue, died
Aug. 6 at Charleston Health Care Center.
Born Oct. 31, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Addison and Lottie
Collings Durham. She was retired employee of Commonwealth First Federal
and belonged to Centenary United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Francis Milton Hunt of Chevy Chase, Md.
A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bellevue Cemetery
by the Rev. Larry Gardner.
Memorials may go to Centenary United Methodist Church, 119 S. Third
St., Danville, Ky. 40422.
Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Amanda B. Caudill
WAYNESBURG - Amanda Ann Bastin Caudill, 97, of Ware Road, died Friday
at Stanford House Nursing Home in Stanford.
Born Aug. 18, 1899, in Mount Olive, Casey County, she was the daughter
of the late Solomon and Mary Elizabeth Godbey Bastin. She was a homemaker
who specialized in quilt-making and a member of Mount Olive Christian Church.
She was the widow of Matthew Caudill. She was predeceased by two sons,
Otha Ray Caudill and Franklin D. Caudill.
Survivors include five daughters, Edna Mae Ware and Deva Jean Jones,
both of Waynesburg, Effie Marie Sims of Kings Mountain, Mary Nancy Moore
of Cincinnati and Darlena B. Broady of Litchfield, Minn.; one brother,
John Quincy Bastin of Mount Olive; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren;
and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home
by Mike Roberts and the Rev. Greg Powell. Burial will be in Piney Grove
Cemetery, Casey County.
Pallbearers will be Gary Ware, Larry Ware, Dale Fair, Charles Sims,
Don Caudill, Tony Moore, Timmy Moore and Terry Moore.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to the Waynesburg Rescue Squad.
LIBERTY - Jennie Daniel, 93, of Liberty, died Friday at Danville Center
for Health and Rehabilitation, formerly Friendship House.
Born Dec. 15, 1903, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late
Johnny Richard and Nancy Elzada Luttrell. She was a housewife. She was
preceded in death by a son, Walter Daniel.
Survivors include her husband, McKinley Daniel; four daughters, Opal
Lynn of Liberty, Jewell Russell and Roxie Blake, both of Ohio, and Rose
Allen of Barry; two sisters, Mary Brown of Windsor and Deliah Brown of
Russell Springs; one brother, Cleo Luttrell of New York; 16 grandchildren;
16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be today at Glenwood Cemetery by Michael
Bartle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ralph V. Denham
STANFORD - Ralph Victor Denham, 67, of Morris Lane died Friday at Central
Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
Born May 14, 1930, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Lloyd
and Anna Lucille Young Denham. Having worked in finance for 30 years, he
was a supervisor for First Community Credit in Stanford. He belonged to
Green River Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna
Survivors include his wife, Ann Sowders Denham; two sons, Ralph V.
Denham Jr. and William V. Denham, both of Stanford; one daughter, Wynona
Michelle Cooper of Stanford; three brothers, Calvin Denham and Mark Denham,
both of Stanford and Ron Denham of Danville; three sisters, Louise Bailey
of Mount Vernon and Sandra Grant and Betty Jo Long, both of Stanford; and
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Fairview Baptist Church by the
Rev. Gary King. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wayne Hazlett, Bob Marshbanks, Patrick Denham,
Doug Denham, Dan Leininger and Jerry Davidson.
Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home.
CRAB ORCHARD - Geraldine Hendrix, 50, of Hwy. 39 North, died Wednesday
at her home.
Born Feb. 13, 1947, in Pine Mountain, she was the daughter of Farmer
and Edna Lewis Hendrix of Crab Orchard. She was a member of Watts Chapel
Additional survivors include two sisters, Julie Lewis of Yeaddis and
Theresa Toler of Crab Orchard; and one brother, Glen Hendrix of Yeaddis.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Watts Chapel Baptist Church by
Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Dix River Church of Christ Cemetery.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to noon today at McKnight-Martin Funeral
Home and 1 p.m. until time of the service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Willie Hendrix, Tony Hendrix, Sammy Lewis Jr.,
Tim Lewis, Burley Williams, Ralph Deaton, David Baker and Art Iler.
Memorials may go to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, by contacting
Dan Gutenson of Watts Chapel Baptist Church, 11825 Brodhead Road, Crab
Orchard, Ky. 40419.
HARRODSBURG - Services for Ora Bugg, 78, of Mackville Road, will be
at 4 p.m. today at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by James Harley.
Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She died Thursday at Shelby Manor Health Center in Shelbyville.
Born Oct. 9, 1918, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late
Charles C. and Srialda Pulliam Bugg. She was an avid singer.
Survivors include one brother, Charles Bugg Jr. of Mercer County; and
two sisters, Lillie Robinson of Mercer County and Betty Camic of Harrodsburg.
Pallbearers will be Roy Bugg, Kelly Bugg, Lawrence Proctor, Ron Proctor,
Roger Gibson and William Arvin Burton.
Visitation will be 7 a.m. today until time of the service.
HARRODSBURG - Services for Thurman Gritton, 81, of Willisburg will
be at 3:30 p.m. today at Ransdall Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Jack Guerin
and John Cato. Burial will be in Bethel Baptist Cemetery.
He died Friday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 19, 1915, in Washington County, he was the son of Stattie
Pearl Robinson Gritton of Harrodsburg and the late Min Gritton. He was
a retired farmer, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Disabled
American Veterans. He belonged to Baptist Church.
Additional survivors include his wife, Lillie Mae Cornish Gritton;
one daughter, Freeda Ann Moore of Cincinnati; and one brother, Harold Gritton
Pallbearers will be Jerry Gritton, Curtis Sherrow, Scott Morrison,
Brent Steel, Bill Rawlings, Kenneth Sanders and Billy Colvin.
Visitation will be prior to the service.
Robert W. Guthrie
HARRODSBURG - Services for Robert W. Guthrie, 70. of East Main Street,
Burgin, will be at 2 p.m. today at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by
the Rev. Mark Caldwell-Reiss. Burial will be in Burgin Memorial Gardens.
He died Thursday at his home.
Pallbearers will be Ruel Hardin, William Sonny Thompson, Bobby Coffman,
Don Smith, Shelby Russell, George Hensley and Wally Taylor.
Visitation will be after 7 a.m. today until time of the service.
Mary K. Russell
HARRODSBURG - Services for Mary Katherine Russell, 72, of Cedarwood
Court will be at 2 p.m. today at Ransdall Funeral Chapel by Martin Pirrman
Jr. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born March 31, 1925, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the
late Will and Katie Dearing Click. She was a nurse's aide and a member
of Burgin Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Kenneth Russell; and two sisters,
Sonia Currens and Pauline Harris, both of Mercer County.
Pallbearers will be Ray Russell, Ray Russell Jr., Sammy Smith, William
L. Currens, Barry Currens and Michael Click.
Memorials may go to the Gideon Memorial Bible Fund.