Obituaries Oct. 1, 1997
Ronald Arnold Sr.
PERRYVILLE - Services for Ronald W. Arnold Sr., 61, of Craintown Road,
a former deputy jailer, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Perryville Presbyterian
Church by the Revs. Pat Chamberlin and John Bare.
He died Monday at home of natural causes.
Born Jan 8, 1936, in Brookside, he was the son of Ophelia Dean Arnold
of Indianapolis, Ind., and the late Ralph Arnold. He was a food service
administrator for Marion Adjustment Center. He retired from the Army after
20 years of service, having served in Korea and two tours of duty in Vietnam
and was a member of a special forces unit. He was a former Boyle County
deputy jailer, a guard at Northpoint Training Center, and head of security
at Wal-Mart SuperCenter.
He was a member of Perryville Presbyterian Church where he served as
an elder, a member and past master of Harvey Maguire Masonic Lodge No.
209, member and past commander of Battlefield American Legion Post 301,
and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.
Additional survivors include his wife, Sylvia Cummins Arnold; two daughters,
Kathy Emerson and Rhonda Simpson, both of Perryville; three sons, Ronald
Arnold Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Barry Arnold of Stanford and Rocky Arnold
of Danville; and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Padgett, Laurence Emerson, Marion Cummins
Jr., Bill Reese, Bob Carrico and Mike Wilder.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today with a Masonic service at 7 p.m., and
after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home and after noon at the church.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery with full military rites.
Memorials may go to Perryville Rescue Squad or the American Lung Association.
Georgia B. Faulkner
Georgia B. Faulkner, 89, of Danville died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born Dec. 23, 1908, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the
late Robert and Nancy L. Helm. She was the widow of Walter Z. Faulkner.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, a former senior usher board president,
and member of Merry Makers, M&W Club and junior usher board.
Survivors include three daughters, Sylvia B. Kennedy, Rosetta F. Ford
and Georgia M. McCowan, all of Danville; eight grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren;
and 37 great-grandchildren.
Services will be noon Friday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard
Hill. Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Johnson, Robert Coulter, James Mumford, David
Penman, Harvey Chenault and Mitchell Penman.
Honorary pallbearers are great-grandsons.
Visitation is 11-noon Friday at the church.
LIBERTY - Cecil Hayes, 62, of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, died Monday at Titis
Regional Medical Center.
Born Dec. 22, 1934 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Elbert
E. and Alice Emerson Hayes Henderson. He was a construction worker.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Haymes of Austin, Texas; a brother,
Gene Hayes of Whitley City; and two sisters, Cordie Hayes and Dorothy Scott,
both of Liberty.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev.
Bill Johnson. Burial will be in Creston Antioch Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Thursday.
Charlotte S. Wilson
LAWRENCEBURG - Charlotte Jean Stevens Wilson, 36, of Anderson County
died Monday of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was a daughter of Eula Jean Tirey Hampton of Perryville and Clarence
R. Stevens of Lawrenceburg. She was a former beautician and a vocalist
with her husband's band, Backroads Country. She was a member of New Hope
Baptist Church, Booneville.
Additional survivors include her husband, James ``Spider'' Wilson;
three daughters, Ashley and Kirstin Wilson, both of Lawrenceburg, and Andrea
Goodlett of Harrodsburg; three sisters, Annette Stevens of Danville, Angela
Stevens of Junction City and Donna Lewis of Lexington; four brothers, Danny
Stevens of Lexington, Dennis Stevens of Lancaster, Anthony Stevens of Junction
City and Floyd Stevens of Danville.
Arrangements are incomplete at Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg.
Obituaries Oct. 3, 1997
Danny K. Smallwood
STANFORD - Services for Danny Keith Smallwood, 45, of Pine Grove Road,
will be noon Saturday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. George Elkins. Burial
will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. He died Wednesday at Garrard County Memorial
Hospital of natural causes.
Born Aug. 8, 1952, in Lincoln County, he was a son of Cecil Smallwood
of Stanford and the late Guinerva Durham Smallwood Brooks. He was a member
of World Wide Church of God, Mt. Vernon.
Other survivors include his wife, Rebecca Cornett Smallwood; a grandfather,
Willie Durham of Stanford; a brother, James Smallwood of Lancaster; and
a sister, Jackie Hardwick of Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Smallwood, Michael Smallwood, Jason Hardwick,
Martin Cornett, Danny Cornett and Wayne Benge.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home and after 8 a.m. Saturday.
Obituaries Oct. 6, 1997
Jane J. Lowe
Jane Jones Lowe, 71, of Bowling Green, died Sunday at Columbia Greenview
Born in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and
Clara Summers Jones. She was a retired medical records clerk for Life Skills
Inc. in Bowling Green. She was a member of Settle Memorial Methodist Church
in Owensboro. She was the widow of Alfred J. Lowe Jr.
Survivors include three sons, Alfred J. ``Jay'' Lowe III of Henderson,
Scott Lowe of Bowling Green and Todd Lowe of Louisville; two brothers,
Tommy Jones of Troy, Ohio, and Jack Jones of Danville; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson-Vaughn Funeral Home, Bowling
Green and noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Centre College Scholarship Fund, Development
John Tankersley Jr.
John Tankersley Jr., 72, of Waveland Avenue, died Sunday at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 8, 1924, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late John
A. and Dora Lee Kidd Tankersley. He was a retired construction worker and
the widow of Helen Longworth Tankersley.
Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Rebollar of Danville; a son, John
Tankersley of Junction City; two step-daughters, Vicki Owens and Cindy
Brown, both of Danville; two step sons, Franklin Ray and Roy L. Phillips,
both of Danville; a brother, Ed Tankersley of Beckley, W.Va.; three sisters,
Irene Lathrop of Parksville, Opal Jackson and Stella Morris, both of Danville;
six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Preston-Prruitt Funeral Home by
the Rev. Ernest Martin. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Harold D. Yates Jr., John D. Yates, Lee Roy Hardin,
Jeff, Randy and Dwain Phillips.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Jeannie E. Blanton
STANFORD - Jeannie E. Blanton, 83, of Waynesburg, died Saturday at
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 1, 1914, in Indiana, she was a daughter of the late John
and Katherine Flora. She was a retired seamstress with Palm Beach Company,
and a member of World Wide Church of God. She was the widow of Lester E.
Survivors include four sons, Ralph Blanton of Waynesburg, Roger Blanton
of Ohio, Terry and Richard Blanton, both of Crab Orchard; three daughters,
Marie Laudermilk of Florida, Judy Caudill of Waynesburg and Janice Blanton
of Georgia; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by a son, Gerald Blanton.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home by the
Rev. Cecil Roundtree. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.
Pallbearers are David Caudill, Wayne Hines, Matthew Sims, Chuck Buschur,
Aaron Sims, Jeff Blanton and Mike Wash.
LIBERTY - Lucy Ewing, 82, of Dunnville, died Saturday at home.
Born May 21, 1915, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Ethel and Lottie Wilson Ellis. She was a homemaker and a member of Salem
United Methodist Church. She was the widow of John K. Lawhorn and Herbert
Survivors include four grandchildren; Daniel, Douglas and Randy Lawhorn
and Pamela Patterson, all of Casey County; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Lawhorn; and a son,
Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral
Home by the Rev. Clifford Dehart. Burial was to be in Salem Cemetery.
LIBERTY - Norman Hochstrasser, 63, of Dry Creek Road, died Sunday at
Casey County Hospital.
Born Nov. 26, 1933, in Driggs, Idaho; he was a son of the late Earl
F. and Kathlinee Blair Hochstrasser. He was a truck driver.
Survivors include his wife; Vivian Ellsworth Hochstrasser; a son, Chester
R. Hochstrasser of Centerville, Ala.; three daughters, Diana S. Hochstrasser
of Annaconda, Mont.; two brothers, Jack and Lynn Hochstrasser; both of
Montana; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Earl
Hochstrasser; and a daughter, Wanda M. Hochstrasser.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev.
Jeff Edwards. Burial will be in Peavey Cemetery.
Visitation is after 10 a.m. Wednesday.
James H. Jeffries
MORELAND - James Huston Jeffries, 83, of Moreland, died Saturday at
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born May 14, 1914, in Casey County, he was a son of the late C.T. and
Wavie True Jeffries. He was a farmer and a member of Brush Creek Baptist
Church, Casey County.
Survivors include a son, Calvin Jeffries of Houston; three daughters,
Ann Jeffries of Bryantsville, Elizabeth Martin of Danville and Eva Holt
of Harrodsburg; four brothers, Harlan Jeffries of Stanford, Othal Jeffries
of Moreland, Fred Jeffries of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Charles Jeffries of
Battle Creek, Mich.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the
Rev. David Smith. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to West End EMS.
LIBERTY - Milton Johnson, 67, of Liberty, died Sunday at St. Joseph
Hospital after an illness.
Born April 2, 1930, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Gladys
Lee and Jesse Johnson. He was a retired employee of Kentucky State Transportation
Department and an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Rudell Cochran Johnson; a son, Mike Johnson
of Indiana; two daughters, Beverly King and Renee Cochran, both of Liberty;
two sisters, Mildred Phillips of Liberty and Lillian Wethington of Cincinnati;
two brothers, Omer F. Johnson of Liberty and David Johnson of Cincinnati.
Arrangements are incomplete at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Ralph H. Mullins
LIBERTY - Ralph H. Mullins, 71, of Waynesburg, died Saturday at his
home of complications associated with lung cancer.
Born Nov. 29, 1925, in Waynesburg, he was a son of the late William
T. and Carrie Hunt Mullins. He was a retired Kentucky Department of Transportation
road foreman. He also drove a bus for 14 years for the Lincoln County school
system. He was a former employee of the ASCS office and was a farmer. He
was the widower of Ethel Schmitz Mullins.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandy Mullins of Waynesburg; a son, Steve
Mullins of Waynesburg; two sisters, Nora Caldwell of Dayton, Ohio, and
Mildred Sebastian of Stanford; a brother, Aubrey Mullins of Franklin, Ohio;
four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Moriah Christian Church, Highland,
by the Revs. Rob Cox and Gary Story. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Steven Mullins Jr., Brian Mullins, Travis Taylor,
Frank Isaacs, Keith Jenkins and Ronnie Millins. Honorary pallbearers are
Walter Reed and Donald Rogers.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Monday at the church.
McKnight-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pauline E. Smith
MORELAND - Pauline Ellis Smith, 88, of Middleburg, died Sunday at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 24, 1909, in Ellisburg, Casey County, she was a daughter
of the late Burl and Elizabeth Stokley Ellis. She was a homemaker, member
of Poplar Grove Baptist Church, Casey County, and widow of George W. Smith
Survivors include a son, George W. Smith Jr.; a daughter, Gloria Thomas
of Moreland; two brothers, Colbert Ellis of Indianapolis, Ind., and O.B.
Ellis of Richmond; two sisters, Martha Jeffries of Hustonville; and Elenora
Luster of Middleburg; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren;
and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the
Rev. James Lynn. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Francis M. Wethington
LIBERTY - Francis Murrel Wethington, 83, of Clementsville, died Sunday
Born Feb. 20, 1914, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Leonard
an Mary Wethington. He was the widower of Cyrilla Wethington. He was a
retired farmer and Federal Crop Insurance salesman and a member or St.
Bernard Catholic Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Roberta Price, Vina Wethington and
Janet Davis, all of Liberty; a son, David Wethington of Cincinnati; a brother,
T.V. Wethington of Liberty; two sisters, Genevieve Antle and Patricia Hash,
both of Campbellsville; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by a son, Bradford Wethington.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church by
the Rev. Joseph Hall.
Pallbearers are Matthew and Jonathan Davis, Michael, Tim, Brian and
Visitation is after 5:30 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Cora A. Jones
Services for Cora A. Jones, 89, of Alexander Drive, are will be at
1 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Ernest Martin.
Burial will be in Somerset Cemetery.
Jones died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born April 30, 1908, in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late
James Smith and Loretta Canada Hutchison. She was a retired nurse and a
member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was the widow of Malden Jones.
Survivors include a daughter, Helen Molen of Danville; a son, Samuel
David Jones of Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
and a great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Collins, Scott and Blake Molen, Ray Wiles,
Lee St. John and Nicole Wardrip.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.
Ruth H. Westerfield
Services for Ruth Hinkle Westerfield of Forkland Road, Parksville,
were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike
Wright. Burial will be in the Taylor-Clarkston Cemetery, Boyle County.
Westerfield died Friday.
Pallbearers will be Steve Mitchell, Lawrence Hinkle, Bobby Wayne Hinkle,
Mark Hinkle, Ernie Holman and Warren Westerfield III. Honorary pallbearers
are Mike Hinkle and Gary Westerfield.
Maggie E.T. Jones
HARRODSBURG - Services for Maggie Ellen Taylor Jones, 91, of Harrodsburg
Health Care Manor, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church by the
Rev. R.J. Gentry. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
She died Friday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital
Born Feb. 12, 1906, in Harrodsburg, she was a daughter of the late
Andrew and Nancy Ellen Meaux Taylor. She was a homemaker and member of
First Baptist Church. She was the widow of Joseph A. Jones.
Survivors include a son, Lucian E. Jones of Harrodsburg; three daughters,
Nancy E. Jones, Cora L. Jones and Hazel Majors, all of Harrodsburg; 14
grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be William Bartleson, Tilton Bradshaw, Albert Mitchell,
Fred Warner, Emanuel Young and Jeremiah Young.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the church.
Parks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries Oct. 8, 1997
Frances C. Daugherty
Frances Caldwell Daugherty, 78, formerly of North Fourth Street, died
Tuesday at Charleston Health Care Center.
Born April 20, 1919, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of Sam and
Laura Gates Caldwell. She was a registered nurse and homemaker, a member
of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church and the widow of William J. Daugherty.
Survivors include a daughter, Pat Drinkwater of Jackson, Miss.; a brother,
Sam Caldwell of Danville; two sisters, Jane Stephenson of Little Rock,
Ark., and Margaret Fetterman of Savannah, Ga.; and a grandchild.
Services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by
the Rev. Tim Noel. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Friday in Mansfield Cemetery,
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday.
Franklin G. Hood
CRAB ORCHARD - Franklin ``Glen'' Hood, 61, of Crab Orchard, died Sunday
in White City, Ore.
Born May 25, 1936, in Rockcastle County, he was a son of the late James
H. and Maggie Reedy Hood. He was a member of Watts Chapel Baptist Church.
He was a welder and boilermaker, and a Marine veteran.
Survivors include a daughter, April Tennant of Greenfield, Ind.; two
sons, Darren Hood of Shelbyville, Ind., and Barry Hood of Indianapolis,
Ind.; three sisters, Flonnie Hawkins of Crab Orchard, Zella Saylor of Winchester,
and Dorothy Chaney of Shelbyville, Ind.; a brother, Jack ``A.J.'' Hood
of Crab Orchard; and a grandchild.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at McKnight-Martin Funeral
Home by the Rev. Dan Gutenson. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may go to Watts Chapel Baptist Church, 11825 U.S. 150 East,
Crab Orchard, Ky. 40419.
James G. Young Sr.
MORELAND - James Gary Young Sr., 50, of Stanford, died Tuesday at home
of natural causes.
Born June 1, 1947, in Stanford, he was a son of James H. Young of Stanford
and the late Ruby Harris Young. He was a barber.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Wade of Danville; a son, James
G. Young Jr. of Stanford; a sister, Linda Pruitt of Stanford; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the
Rev. Wayne Watts. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Lincoln County.
Visitation is 1 p.m. Thursday.
HARRODSBURG - Services for Kenneth Hall, 61, of Arden Avenue, will
be 11 a.m. Friday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with the Rev. James
Harley. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Monday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center of
Born Oct. 19, 1935, in Washington County, he was a son of Ona Lou Taylor
Hall of Harrodsburg, and the late James C. Hall. He was an auto body repairman
with Bluegrass Motors and was the widower of Doris Phillips Hall.
Additional survivors include two sons, Ricky Hall and Mike Hall, both
of Harrodsburg; a daughter, Kristi Brummett of Harrodsburg; four brothers,
James Hall, Jerry Hall and David Hall, all of Harrodsburg, and George Hall
of Nicholasville; four grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and four
Pallbearers will be Albert Meaux, Greg Anderson, Wayne Steele, Ronnie
Phillips, Jimmy Taylor and Louis Anderson. Honorary pallbearers are Adrian
Thompson, Alvin Peavler, Leroy Campbell, Ray Tarter, Donnie Phillips and
Visitation is 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and after 7 a.m. Friday.
Obituaries Oct. 9, 1997
Ricky M. Key III
PERRYVILLE - Ricky Martin Key III, day-old son of Ricky Key Jr. and
Elizabeth Cooper, both of Bowling Green, formerly of Boyle County, died
Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., of natural
Other survivors are maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Bonnie Cooper,
Bowling Green; paternal grandparents, Ricky Martin Sr., Stanford, and Donna
Boyd, Hustonville; great-grandparents, Jewel and Luwell Mills, Gravel Switch;
Lawrence and Dorothy Key, Junction City; Homer and Dorothy Cooper, Elizabethtown;
and Peggy King and Donny King, both of Hustonville.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Beech Grove Cemetery,
Owen B. Ellis
HARRODSBURG - Owen B. Ellis, 84, Versailles, died Monday at Woodford
Hospital Long Term Care Unit.
Born Oct. 26, 1912, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Charles
L. and Bertha Watts Ellis. He was a retired 44-year comptroller for General
Motors. He was a member of Versailles Baptist Church and a 1935 graduate
of Bowling Green College of Business and Commerce.
Survivors are his wife, Ethel F. Ellis; two sons, Thomas O. Ellis,
Tujunga, Calif., and William B. Ellis, Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Patricia
E. Jenner, Loudonville, N.Y., and Nancy E. Johnson, Ashland, Ore.; 10 grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Spring Hill Cemetery.
Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Emma D. Patton
LIBERTY - Emma Dolores Patton, 66, Newport News, Va., died there Tuesday.
She was formerly of Liberty.
Born May 12, 1931, in Iowa, she was a daughter of Lucille Barnett of
Alexandria, Va., and the late Ted Jones. She was a homemaker and a member
of the Baptist church.
Other survivors are her husband, Homer Patton; a son, Mark Patton,
Wisconsin; a brother, Arthur Henn, Alexandria, Va.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the
Rev. Paul Patton. Burial will be in Pellyton Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Charles L. Benge
PERRYVILLE - Services for Charles L. Benge, 53, Perryville, will be
2 p.m. Friday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Revs. Bob Bausum and Gary Story.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at home of natural causes.
Born Oct. 29, 1943, in Boyle County, he was a son of Lucille Benge
Insprucker of Perryville and the late William Benge. He was a tool and
die maker with Hill Tool and Engineering Co., Danville. He was a former
19-year employee of Whirlpool, a 1961 graduate of Parksville High School,
a member of Salt River Baptist Church, Harvey Macguire Masonic Lodge 209
where he was past master, and Franklin Masonic Lodge 28.
Other survivors are his wife, Edna Smith Benge; two sons, Marcus W.
Benge, Hustonville, and Charles D. Benge, Perryville; a sister, Judy Brown,
Perryville; two brothers, James W. Benge and Bennie L. Benge, both of Danville;
and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Robert Hyde Jr., Russell Hyde, Darrell Hyde, Richard
Hyde, Allen Davis and Brian Wiley.
Honorary pallbearers are employees of Hill Tool and Engineering, Phil
Daley, Hubert Ellis and Bruce Crain.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today with Masonic services at 7 p.m.
Memorials may go to American Cancer Society.