Obituaries Oct. 10, 1997
Stanley B. Morris
LAWRENCEBURG - Stanley B. Morris, 66, of Mercer County, died Tuesday
at Columbia Hospital, Lexington.
Born in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Clarence Overstreet
and Emma Phillips Morris. He was a retired farmer and an employee of Mayo
Store and 127 Food Center in Salvisa. He was a corporal with the Marines
and a member and deacon of Kirkwood Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Springate Morris; three sons, Stanley
K. Morris of Lawrenceburg, Steven C. Morris of Harrodsburg and Dudley G.
Morris of Salvisa; three sisters, Irene Crum of Louisville, Shelby J. Morris
of Crestview Hills, and Mary J. Neiderlehener of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven
brothers, Lawrence T. Morris of Harrodsburg, Aubrey, Ralph and Garnett
Morris, all of Salvisa, James R. Morris of Florence, Carroll Morris of
New Carlisle, Ohio, and Wayne Morris of Germany; and six grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home
by the Revs. Cleo Goodlett, Larry Redding and Doug Eades. Burial will be
in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
Visitation is after 1 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday.
Memorials may go to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort,
Earl D. Denny
HARRODSBURG - Services for Earl Dudley Denny Sr., 78, Burgin, will
be 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Baptist Church by the Rev. Barry Jeffries.
Burial will be Burgin Memorial Gardens.
He died Wednesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Born Aug. 11, 1919, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Joseph
and Mary Belle Growe Denny. He was mayor of Burgin, an Army veteran of
World War II, and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Bonta Denny; two sons, Gary T. Denny
and Danny D. Denny, both of Danville; a brother, Thurman Denny of Lancaster;
two sisters, Nellie Pierce of Burgin and Anna O'Daniel of Houston, Texas;
and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Earl D. Denny
Pallbearers will be Robert VanArsdall, Richie Sparrow, Bill Bonta Jr.,
Butch Pierce, Keith Monson, George Hensley, Buck Merriman and Jimmie Denny.
Honorary pallberers are Burgin City Council members, city employees
and Senior Adult Men's Sunday School class at Immanuel Baptist Church.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Home and after
noon Saturday at the church.
Memorials may go to Immaunel Baptist Church Building Fund.
Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries Oct. 12, 1997
John E. Little
SOMERSET - John E. Little, 90, of North U.S. 27, Eubank, died Friday
at his residence following a short illness.
Born May 30, 1907, in Paintsville, he was the son of the late William
and Callie Johnson Little. He was a retired coal miner and a member of
the Waynesburg Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Little; two sons, David H. Little
of Melvin, and John Little of Monticello; five daughters Margaret Gibson
of San Diego, Margie Hogsed of Martin, Betty Lou Mullins of Franklin Furnace,
Ohio, Joyce McCoy of Brooks, and Bobbie England of Stanford; 28 grandchildren,
48 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Little.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Waynesburg Pentecostal Church
by the Rev. Billy L. Brown. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be after 8 a.m. today and Monday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
Pulaski Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Obituaries Oct. 13, 1997
Ruby Y. Douglas
Ruby Mae Yates Douglas, 64, of Waterworks Road, died today at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 8, 1933, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late
John and Eva Jones Yates. She was a member of Junction City Baptist Church
and a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Douglas; two daughters, Sherry
Godbey and Pam Montgomery, both of Danville; a son, Jerry Douglas of Danville;
a sister, Jean Franklin of Lancaster; a brother, Louis Yates of Danville;
and three grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by
the Rev. Gary Story. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Montgomery, Ronnie Montgomery, Scottie Yates,
Stewart King, Harvey Naylor, and Leroy Douglas.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.
HARRODSBURG - Buford Carr, 82, of North Main Street, died Saturday
at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital of natural causes.
Born Dec. 28, 1914, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Sam
and Era Covert Carr. He was a retired engineer for Norfolk Southern Railroad
for 36 years, a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church, a 46-year member
of United Transportation Union, and past president of Local Danville Chapter
of United Transportation Union.
Survivors include his wife, Stella Russell Carr; three sons, Stuart
Carr and Shane Carr, both of Harrodsburg, and Steve Carr of Danville; four
daughters Barbara Foley, Kathy McBee and Betty Smothers, all of Danville,
and Penny Johnson of Lexington; a brother, Charles W. Carr of Harrodsburg;
and 11 grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral
Home by the Rev. Robert Defoor. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Carr, Jeff McBee, Robbie Johnson, Doug Long,
Donnie Foley and Danny Gadberry. Honorary pallbearers are Chester Maxey,
Virgil Gadberry, J.D. Ross and Chauncey Love.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may go to American Diabetes Association, 721 W. Main St.,
Suite 102, Louisville 40202.
William E. Turpin
MORELAND - William E. Turpin, 45, of Liberty, died Sunday at home of
Born May 22, 1952, in Casey County, he was a son of Deltha Shoopman
Turpin of Liberty and the late Jesse Turpin. He was an employee of Barron
Pallet Mill, Liberty.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Jean Brock Turpin; four daughters,
Patricia and Sandra Turpin, both of Liberty, Tammy and Teresa Turpin, both
of Washington, D.C.; a son, William Turpin Jr. of Liberty; two sisters,
Melba R. Russin of Liberty and Linda Rodgers of Liberty; seven brothers,
Randall and Michael Turpin, both of Hustonville; James Turpin of Baltimore,
Md., Curtis, John and Billy Turpin, all of Liberty, George Turpin of Iowa,;
and seven grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the
Revs. James Lynn and Betty Walls. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Billy, Donald Earl and Clifton Brock, Robbie Barron
and Phillip Graham.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Nannie B. Wesley
LIBERTY - Nannie Bell Wesley, 92, of Bethelridge, died Sunday in Yosemite.
Born June 29, 1905, in Yosemite, she was a daughter of the late Henry
and Emma Taylor Vest. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethelridge United
Methodist Church. She was the widow of Ocala Wesley.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary F. Vaught of Bethelridge; a son,
Ronnie J. Wesley of Bethelridge; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethelridge United Methodist Church
by the Rev. David Eastham. Burial will be in Bethelridge Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Monday at Bartle Funeral Home.
Obituaries Oct. 14, 1997
Lewis O. Hamilton
MIDDLEBURG - Lewis Ollie Hamilton, 76, of Yosemite, died Monday at
home of natural causes.
Born June 21, 1921, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Ambrose
and Alice Emerson Hamilton. He was a former employee of Fisher Body in
Hamilton, Ohio, a former owner of Hamilton Service Station in Mount Olive,
a farmer and a member of Mount Olive Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lera Mae Patterson Hamilton; a son, Jerry
Lewis Hamilton of Yosemite; two brothers, Travis E. Hamilton of Cincinnati,
Ohio, and Harold L. Hamilton of Kings Mountain; two sisters, Lucille Wilson
of Cincinnati and Evelyn Hill of Waynesburg; and a grandson.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Olive Christian Church
by the Rev. Greg Powell. Burial will be in Durham Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David, Donnie Pat, Jimmy, Mike and Donnie Eugene
Hamilton and Donnie Black. Honorary pallbearers are Aaron Floyd, Russell
Wall, Junior Wilson, Tommy Pendleton, Kenneth Stafford, Travis Black, Creech
Carman and Donald Williams.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home and after 8
a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may go to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, PO Box 651, Somerset
William M. Litteral
ASHLAND - William M. Litteral, 68, of Ashland, died Saturday at Kings
Born April 5, 1929, in Ashland, he was a son of the late Hobart and
Clone Lemaster Litteral.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Conley Litteral; two daughters,
Joyce Sieweke of Danville and Vickie West of Greenup; a son, Mark Litteral
of Ashland; two brothers, Clarence Litteral of Torrence, Calif., and Arnold
Litteral of Flatwoods; and two sisters, Mildred Monk and Nellie Sutphin,
both of Ashland.
Services were scheduled for 11:30 a.m. today at Miller Funeral Home
by the Rev. Danny Goins. Burial is in Ashland Cemetery.
Artie H. Walls
LIBERTY - Services for Artie Mae Hodge Walls, 77, of Liberty, will
be 2 p.m. Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Norman Harmon.
Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery.
She died Sunday at Casey County Hospital.
Born Feb. 29, 1920, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Charlie and Lou Ella Wethington Hodge. She was a homemaker and a member
of Grace Baptist Church. She was the widow of Benjamin H. Walls.
Survivors include three sons, J.R., Benny and David Walls, all of Liberty;
five daughters, Thelma Morse of Cincinnati, Ohio, Bonnie Gooch of Lexington,
Glenna Smither of Liberty, Lois Allen of Columbia and Lola Brown of Whiteland,
Ind.; 24 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Nannie B. Wesley
LIBERTY - Services for Nannie Bell Wesley, 92, of Bethelridge, were
scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Bethelridge United Methodist Church by the
Rev. David Eastham. Burial will be in Bethelridge Cemetery.
She died Sunday at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers are Tom McClure, John Gill, C.B. Godbey, Arthur Wesley,
Cletis Roy and Steve Vaught.
Obituaries Oct. 15, 1997
Everett R. Hines
STANFORD - Services for Everett R. Hines, 50, of Harmon Heights, will
be 1 p.m. Thursday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Virgil Horseman. Burial
will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital of natural causes.
Born June 3, 1947, in Rockcastle County, he was a son of William R.
and Laura J. Taylor Hines of Stanford. He was a self-employed tree trimmer
and a member of Church of Christ.
Other survivors include two sons, Kevin Hines of Berea and Everett
Hines Jr. of Stanford; three brothers, Garry W. Hines, William B. Hines
and Darrell Hines, all of Stanford; a sister, Brenda J. Brown of Franklin,
Ind.; and a grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Steve, Keith, and Jason Hines, Junior, Freddie
and Wayne Renner and William Brown.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Obituaries Oct. 20, 1997
LANCASTER - Holman ``Shine'' Stipes, 81, of Lancaster, died Sunday
at Garrard County Memorial Hospital of natural causes.
Born Oct. 8, 1916, in Jessamine County, he was a son of the late Sam
and Ada Bruner Stipes. He was a retired employee of Kentucky State Highway
Department and a member of Gunn's Chapel Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Jeanette Rogers and Charlotte Davis,
both of Lancaster.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Revs.
Erwin Ray and Sammy Glenn. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today
Birdie M. Harlan
MORELAND - Birdie Mae Harlan, 84, of Moreland, died Saturday at Heartland
Health Care, Lexington.
Born Sept. 14, 1913, in Fayette County, she was a daughter of the late
Bert and Mary Hocker Eird and the widow of Willie Harlan. She was a homemaker
and a member of Allen Chapel Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons, James W. Harlan of Dayton, Ohio, Joe
L. Harlan of Louisville and Herbert L. Harlan of Haddisburg, Miss; a foster
son, George Coulter of Lexington; two daughters, Fannie M. Coulter of Columbus,
Ohio, and Mary F. Johnson of Lexington; 18 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren;
and a great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a daughter,
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the
Rev. Everhart Walker. Burial will be in Moreland Family Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.
June B. Hendrickson
CRAB ORCHARD - Services for June B. Hendrickson, 72, of Elm Street,
will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Dan
Gutenson. Burial will be in Ephesus Cemetery, Waynesburg.
She died Saturday at home after an apparent heart attack.
Born Aug. 19, 1925, in Lincoln County she was a daughter of Carrie
Dale Banks of Crab Orchard and the late Russell Banks. She was a former
seamstress for Cowden Manufacturing, a member of Watts Chapel Baptist Church
and a former member of Crab Orchard Eastern Star. She was the widow of
Roy G. Hendrickson.
Other survivors include two daughters, Dorothy L. Esposito of Lexington
and Ruth H. Baldwin of Harrodsburg; a son, Steve Lamberth of Crab Orchard;
a sister, Gladys Dietrich of Lexington, six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Nate Lamberth, Bruce Baldwin, Scott Baldwin, Vince
Esposito, David Hendrickson, Allen Hendrickson and Chris Hendrickson.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Tuesday.
MIDDLEBURG - Services for Dorus Lee McAninch, 75, of Bethelridge, will
be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Ron Wesley.
He died Saturday at home.
Born May 4, 1922, in Joyce, he was a son of the late Henry L. and Emma
Andrew McAninch. He was a farmer and attended Bethelridge United Methodist
Survivors include his wife, Della Smith McAninch; a brother, William
McAninch of Cincinnati; two sisters, Margie M. Wesley of Elmwood, Ohio;
and Viola M. Davis of West Chester, Ohio.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Barbara J. Phillips
HARRODSBURG - Services for Barbara Jean Phillips, 62, of Henrico Road,
will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by Larry
Molnar. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She died Saturday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital after an illness.
Born Aug. 21, 1935, in Mercer County she was a daughter of the late
Freddie D. and Wilma G. Leathers. She was a former nursing assistant at
Kentucky State Hospital and attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Survivors include two sons, Glenn Phillips of Salvisa and Bryan Phillips
of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Rhonda Burkhead of Lawrenceburg and Lynne
Lewis of Harrodsburg; and five grandchildren.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Obituaries Oct. 22, 1997
Guenter ``Nick'' Barz, 57, of Patrician Place, died today at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center of natural causes.
Born Oct. 3, 1940, in Juchow, Germany, he was a son of Olga Beyer Lehman
of Chicago, Ill., and the late Edward Lehman. He was product coordinator
at Penn Ventilator Co., attended our Savior Lutheran Church and was an
Other survivors include his wife, Harriet ``Niki'' Nakayama Barz; two
sons, Arnold Barz of Bossier City, La., and Bradley Barz of Lexington;
two daughters, Cindy Barz of Dallas, Texas; and Krissy Barz of Shreveport,
La.; a brother, Garry Lehman of Chicago; and a sister, Doris Tomlinson
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran Church
by the Rev. David Witten. There will be no visitation.
Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lucy G. Brown
Services for Lucy Lee Givens Brown, 74, of Stanford, will be 11 a.m.
Thursday at First Baptist Church, Boneyville. Burial will be in Barrows
Cemetery, Lincoln County.
She died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born July 23, 1923, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late
Barney and Florence Givens. She was the widow of Leroy ``Bud Peek'' Brown.
Survivors include three sons, William Brown of Burlington, N.C., Calvin
K. Brown of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kenny Brown of Arizona; a stepdaughter,
Cynthia Bigbee of Indianapolis, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Kim Brown, Elyas Brown, Darryl Brown, Dexter Gooch,
Robin Brown, Keith Brown and Kelvin Givens. Honorary pallbearers are Raymond
Herrington, Clarence Brown, Larue Brown, John Conners, Robert Brown, Shirley
Givens and Gary Brown. She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Brown.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the church.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bonnie H. Watts
HARRODSBURG - Services for Bonnie Helen Watts of Eagle Street, will
be 2 p.m. Thursday at Randsell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. John Hockersmith
and Lewis Walter. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb 29, 1944, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late
Alvin S. and Evelyn Mae Jenkins Watts. She was a homemaker and a member
of Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Luther W. Watts Sr.; two sons, Alvin
R. Watts of St. Joseph, Mo., and Luther Watts Jr., of Mercer County; two
brothers, Charles and Bobby Watts, both of Mercer County; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tony Gowins, Herman Megard, Ricky Rice, Ricky Jenkins,
Mike Driskell and Tony Devine.
Honorary pallbearers are Jack and Terry Nelson, James Watts and Tony
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
Obituaries Oct. 23, 1997
Thomas J. Floyd
MORELAND - Thomas J. Floyd, 31, died Tuesday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born Sept. 13 1966, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Lee
and Birdie Asbury Floyd. He was a farmer and a member of the Pentecostal
Survivors include two daughters, Brittany Renee Floyd and Cody Jean
Floyd, both at home; three sisters, Betty Carey, Teresa Gengrass and Kim
Floyd, all of Stanford.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev.
Joyce Cornett. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery, Casey County.
Pallbearers are Roger Lewis, Wendell and Roy Asbury, Enic, Mark and
Visitation 6-9 p.m today.
Guy R. Puffer
LANCASTER - Guy R. Puffer, 80, of Ashland, died Tuesday at home.
Born Sept. 7, 1917, in Watertown, New York, he was a retired construction
superintendent for the U.S. Postal Service and an Army veteran of World
Survivors include his wife, Doris Puffer; four sons, Mike Puffer, Wayne
Puffer and Brian Puffer, all of Louisville; and Terry Puffer of Cloverdale,
Ind.; three daughters, Sandra Feeley of Westport, Conn., Susan Rosett of
Jacksonville, Fla., and Jenny Delgado of Bloomington, Ill.; two stepdaughters,
Valya Mobley of Alabaster, Ala., and Patricia Lane of Flatwoods; a stepson,
Paul Wilson of Lancaster; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be noon Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. John
Mobley. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Ramsey Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to Advents Memorial Methodist Building Fund, Ashland.
Nellie M. Benge
CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Nellie McClure Benge, 86, of Ky. 39 South,
will be 2 p.m. Friday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Ernie
Arnold. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born May 28, 1913, in Rockcastle County, she was a daughter of William
Green and Mattie Harper McClure. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt.
Zion Church of Christ. She was the widow of Homer Edward Benge.
Survivors include a son, Danny Benge of Crab Orchard; two daughters,
Glenda Ferrell of Crab Orchard and Jeannie Smith of Brodhead; 15 grandchildren;
and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, Harold,
Virgil and Marvin Benge.
Pallbearers will be Jay Smith, Keith Benge, Greg Benge, Billy Cummins,
Darrell Benge and Lary McWhorter.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home.