Obituaries Nov. 12, 1997
LANCASTER - Grace Hurte, 87, of Davis Avenue, died Tuesday at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born April 28, 1910, in Madison County, she was the daughter of the
late Thomas and Easter Davidson Goodrich. She was a retired employee of
Cowden Manufacturing Co., a member of Paint Lick Christian Church, and
the widow of Arthur Hurte.
Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Hammons of Garrard County
and Marianne Hurte of Lancaster; a son, Thomas Hurte of Newport, Ohio;
nine grandchildren, including David, Phillip and Mike Stevens, whom she
raised; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three daughters, Pearl Swoger, Cassie
Hatfield and Phyllis Stevens, and two sons, Robert E. Hurte and Chester
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Paint Lick Christian Church by
the Rev. James Cox. Burial will be in Paint Lick Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Paul Rigsby, Billy Lanham, Mike McQueary, Gene
Gillian, I.B. Harmon and Clayton Denny.
Honorary pallbearers are the men and women of Paint Lick Christian
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Thursday at Ramsey Funeral
Memorials may go to Kosair Children's Hospital, 231 E. Chestnut St.,
Mary D. Noel
A memorial graveside service for Mary Boone Dickston Noel, 69, of Lexington,
formerly of Harrodsburg, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bellevue Cemetery, Danville.
She died Nov. 8 in San Francisco.
Born in Lexington, she attended University of Kentucky where she was
a member of Kappa Gamma sorority and studied at the art institute in Boston.
She was a public librarian in Harrodsburg and a member of the women's club
and historical society. She retired as a school administrator in Alexandria.
Survivors include two daughters, Lou B. Noel of Lexington and Mary
E. Noel of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Martha Barrett of San Francisco; a brother,
Barry Dickston of Saginaw, Mich.; and a former husband, Charles Noel.
Ann M. Smith
Memorial services for Ann Myrtle Smith, 73, of Arnold Tower, will be
11 a.m. Friday at Smith Jackson Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Hill.
Burial will be in Clifton Cemetery.
She died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 15, 1924, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late
Marshall and Mary Tarrance Smith. She was a retired employee of St. Luke
Hospital, New York, N.Y., and a member of Nurses Gill at First Baptist
Survivors include a son, C.B. Doty of Nashville; an uncle, James M.
Tarrance of Danville; and a grandchild.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries Nov. 13, 1997
Billy G. Goens Sr.
STANFORD - Services for Billy Gene Goens Sr., 49, of Buckeye Road,
Lancaster, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Dan Gutenson.
Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery.
He died Tuesday in Casey County as the result of an apparent heart
Born Jan. 28, 1948, in Lincoln County, he was a son of Margaret Johnson
Goens of Waynesburg and the late Eugene Goens. He was a disabled veteran
and a member of American Legion John Logan Post 345 and Veterans of Foreign
Other survivors include his wife, Patsy Ann Cheek Goens; two sons,
Jeffrey N. Goens of Biloxi, Miss., Billy G. Goens Jr. of Richmond; a daughter,
Tami Clark of Stanford; a stepdaughter, Erica Cheek of Nicholasville; two
sisters, Virginia Leach of Kings Mountain and Nancy Russell of Waynesburg;
and three granddaughters.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today.
LANCASTER - Services for Herman Hacker, 67, of Purcell Drive, Richmond,
will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home by Willie Day and Hunter
Miller. Burial will be in Dix River Church of Christ Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lexington.
Born June 9, 1930, in Clay County, he was a son of the late Dudley
and Nancy Abner Hacker. He was a general laborer and an Army veteran of
the Korean War.
Survivors include two sons, Herman Hacker Jr. and Dudley Hacker, both
of Lancaster; two daughters, Nancy Padgett and Becky Pschorr, both of Lancaster;
former wife, Rhoda Hacker of Lancaster; a brother, Emery Hacker of Clay
County; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by two daughters, Kathy and Mary Hacker.
Pallbearers will be Ken Pschorr, Clarence Baker, Johnny Isaacs, Danny
Baker, Robert Craig and John Joseph.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Friday.
Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
WAYNESBURG - Services for Rev. Fred Hill, 82, of Hwy. 1247, Waynesburg,
will be 1 p.m. Friday at Fairview Christian Church by the Revs. Vola Brown,
Albert Gisler, Dale Denton, Gary King and Mike Mullins. Burial will be
in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at home of natural causes.
Born April 13, 1915, in Clearfield, Tenn., he was a son of the late
Charles and Tenny Moyers Hill. He was a retired Baptist minister, attended
Campbellsville College and Clear Creek Bible College. He was an associational
missionary in eastern Tennessee for over 10 years. He pastored churches
in Clayborn County and Campbell County, Tenn., and several counties in
Kentucky including Casey, Lincoln, Pulaski, Boyle and Clinton.
Survivors include his wife, Francis Jones Hill; three sons, Robert
F. Hill, Michael S. Hill and Benjamin R. Hill, all of Stanford; five grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; a step grandson; and a step great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Fred and Donald Padgett, Garald and Jimmy Henderson,
Earnest Smith, Junior Lovelace, Doug Slone and Kevin Floyd.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rosie L. Hopkins
LANCASTER - Services for Rosie Lee ``Mammy'' Hopkins, 96, of Village
Square Apartments, will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the
Rev. Tommy Masters. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 1, 1901, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late
Aaron and Nancy Singleton Grant. She was a homemaker and a member of the
Pentecostal church. She was the widow of George W. Hopkins.
Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Middleton of Lancaster, Loraine
Masters of Madison County and Geneva Hammonds of Garrard County; 30 grandchildren;
52 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by four sons, Russell, Joe, Raymond and Homer Hopkins.
Pallbearers will be Sam Setser, George Conner, Jerry Masters, Tommy
Masters, Ernest Hopkins and Raymond Hopkins Jr.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Obituaries Nov. 16, 1997
Bertha H. Gander
Bertha Hannah Gander, 87, of Lexington, formerly of Danville, died
Friday at Dover Manor Nursing Home in Georgetown.
Born Feb 17, 1910, in Greenwood, Wis., she was the daughter of late
John and Clara Noah Wendt. She was a homemaker and a member of the First
Church of God. She was the widow of Adolph Gander.
Survivors include three daughters, Beverly Alcorn of Lexington, Marie
Armstrong of Louisville, and Sarah Joe Riley of Springfield; one son, John
Jacob Gander of Woodlands, Texas; one brother, Edgar Wendt of Greenwood,
Wis.; one sister, Alice Olson of Greenwood, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; and
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral
Visitation will be from noon-1 p.m. before the service.
Memorials may be made to First Church of God in Danville or Gideons
Homer E. Benedict
MORELAND - Homer Edward Benedict, 84, of Hustonville died Friday at
Harborside Nursing Home in Indianapolis.
Born April 15, 1913, in Lincoln County, he was the son of late Steve
Benedict and Bessie Raney Benedict. He was a carpenter, a Navy veteran
of World War II and a member of Ellisburg Baptist Church. He was the widower
of Mary Ann Curtsinger Benedict.
Survivors include two sons, Shelby Gene Benedict and Dallas W. Benedict,
both of Indianapolis; one daughter, Shirley Long of Indianapolis; three
stepdaughters, Nancy Brown and Ellen Crowe, both of Hustonville, and Sue
Chasten of Cornersville, Ind.; three brothers, John Benedict of Indianapolis,
George Benedict of Hustonville, and Steve Stanley of Parksville; one sister,
Audie Maddock of Stanford; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the
Rev. G.W. Smith. Burial will be at Hustonville Cemetary.
Visitation after 2 p.m. today.
Nancy H. Gibson
HARRODSBURG - Nancy Hardesty Gibson, 84, of Memorial Parkway, Fort
Thomas, died Friday at her home.
Born Dec. 22, 1912, in Perryville, she was the daughter of the late
Addie Lee and Zelma Hardesty Gibson.
She taught school in Burgin, Fort Thomas and Cinncinati. She was a
member of the Fort Thomas Methodist Church and a member of the Kentucky
Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include two nieces, Barbara Jo Redding of Versailles and
Nancy Sue Ellis of Owenton; three nephews, David Mitchell Gibson of Lexington,
Robert Dale Gibson of Versailles and Donald Henderson Gibson of Hebron,
N.H.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev.
David Ross. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be
4-6 p.m. today and before the service on Monday.
Pallbearers will be Bobby, David, J.P. and Mitch Gibson, Clay Redding
and Jason Perry.
Memorials may go to Fort Thomas United Methodist Church or Harrodsburg
United Methodist Church.
Lillie P. Jasper
LIBERTY - Lillie Pearl Jasper, 97, of Liberty Care Center died Friday
at her residence.
Born Feb 10, 1900, in Russell County, she was the daughter of the late
Daniel and Mary Gosser Wilson. She was the widow of Clyde Jasper.
She was a homemaker and a member of Jennie's Chapel Methodist Church.
She is survived by a nephew, Paul Roberts, of Windsor.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the
Rev. Richard West. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Walker M. Logan
LANCASTER - Walker Milton ``Bill'' Logan, 84, of Kirksville Road died
Thursday at Pikeville Methodist Hospital in Pikeville.
Born May 24, 1913, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Walker
and Elizabeth Acton Logan. He was a retired farmer and a member of Hyattsville
Survivors include his wife, Roberta Calico Logan; a daughter, Rita
Gayle Logan of Garrard County; a son, Darrell Milton Logan of Lancaster;
and two grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Hyattsville Baptist Church by the
Revs. Everett Priddy and Wilbourn Ferguson. Burial will be in the Lancaster
Pallbearers will be Jesse Thomas, Kevin Hatfield, Edward Lamb, Royce
Ferguson, Eugene Ferguson, Billy Matlock, Ralph Ferguson and Donnie Matlock.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. today and until 9:30 a.m. Monday at
Ramsey Funeral Home.
Hallie B. Vaughan
WAYNESBURG - Hallie Beckam Vaughan, 93, of Lexington, formerly of Waynesburg,
died Friday at Darby Square Nursing Home.
Born June 20, 1904, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late
Gilbert Taulbert and Lucy Reynolds. She was a homemaker and a member of
Pleasant View Baptist Church. She was the widow of Glenn Vaughn.
Survivors include one son, Dr. Leon Vaughan of Mount Sterling and one
daughter, Betty Campbell of Lexington.
Private services were conducted today by the Rev. Vola Brown at Fox
Funeral Home with burial in Double Springs Cemetery.
There was no visitation.
Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Johnnie L. Harlow
Services for Johnnie Lynn Harlow, 42, of Polk Street, Perryville, will
be at 2 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Coburn.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville.
Pallbearers will be John Anderson, Gary Edwards, Robert Rowland, Mark
Selby, Woodrow Goodlett and Norman and Jason Inman.
He died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 9, 1955, in Mercer County, he was a son of Allan Harlow
of Danville and the late Geraldine Powers Harlow. He worked in the maintenance
department at Northpoint Training Center. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Rowland Harlow; a daughter, Becky
Harlow of Perryville; two stepsons, Danny Peavey of Perryville and Bill
Rowland of Danville; a grandmother, Ina Norvell of Perryville; a stepmother,
Madge Harlow of Danville; a stepbrother Ferrell Dailey of Danville; and
a step grandchild.
Visitation is today before the services.
Dora Rogers Prewitt
LANCASTER - Services for Dora Rogers Prewitt, 82, will be 2:30 p.m.
today at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Revs. Gary Thurman and Dale Denton.
Burial will be in Paint Lick Cemetery.
She died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 6, 1915, in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late
James and Dovie Powell Rogers. She was a former nurse's aide, a homemaker
and a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Herbert Prewitt; four sons, Herbert
Franklin Prewitt of Atlanta, Billy Eugene Prewitt of New Liberty, Barry
Lynne Prewitt of Georgetown and Charles Burton Prewitt of Ratcliff; one
daughter, Amy Catherine Boyd of Detroit; one brother, Julius Rogers of
Kirksville; two sisters, Iva Maye Tudor of Paint Lick and Pearl Davis of
Lancaster; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today from 8 a.m. until the time of service.
Obituaries Nov. 18, 1997
William J. Bridge Sr.
SHELBYVILLE - William Joseph Bridge Sr., 76, of Shelbyville, died there
Born in Jamestown, R.I., he was a member of Shelbyville First Baptist
Church, a Navy veteran of World War II and a quality supervisor with Roll
Forming Corporation, retired after 37 years.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Barrick Bridge; a daughter, Shawn
Ford of Crestwood; a son, William J. Bridge Jr., of Lexington; a sister,
Edith Cooper of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Shannon Funeral Home. Burial
will be noon Wednesday in Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville, with military
Memorials may go to Shelbyville First Baptist Church.
Services for Timothy Johnson, 28, of North Street, will be held in
New Orleans. Burial will be in Conley Cemetery, Washington Parish, La.
He died of injuries suffered in a traffic crash Sunday in Boyle County.
Born Oct. 22, 1969, in Franklin, La., he was the son of Vester and
Jean A. Johnson of Danville.
Other survivors include three brothers, Pete Johnson of Danville, and
Donald and Ronald Johnson, both of Louisiana.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home.
Josephine L. Key
Services for Josephine Lewis Key, 76, of Highland Court, will be 1
p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Hill. Burial will
be in Hilldale Cemetery.
She died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center after a
Born July 30, 1921, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late
Alfred and Amelia Hines Lewis. She was a cook at Danville Cafeteria and
a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph E. Lewis of Indianapolis, Ind.,
and James A. ``Jackie'' Lewis of Danville; two brothers, Thomas Lewis of
Waukegan, Ill., and Richard Lewis of Louisville; seven grandchildren; and
Pallbearers will be Gill Buford, Joe Lewis, Marty Thomas, George Cloud
Jr., James Scott and Paul Lewis.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
LANCASTER - Services for Burley Burkhart, 68, of Kings Mill Road, will
be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill Rose. Burial
will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born May 12, 1929, in Leslie County, he was a son of the late James
and Cora Day Burkhart. He was a retired employee of Curry Adams and Woodhall
Rock Quarry, Jessamine County, and a member of White Oak Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Eula Brandenburg Burkhart; four daughters,
Debra Combs of Lancaster, Vivian Childress and Melissa Owens, both of Rockcastle
County and Mary Whitt of La Crescenta, Calif.; a son, Burley E. Burkhart
of Rockcastle County; two stepdaughters, Anna Brandenburg of Lexington
and Lois Brandenburg of Pikeville; three stepsons, Donald Brandenburg of
Nicholasville, James Richardson of Lexington and Thomas Sparks of North
Carolina; six sisters, Gladys Adams and Nola Burkhart, both of Frankfort,
Mackie McClemens and Bernice Griffith, both of Lexington, Hettie Grant
of Garrard County and Mallie Denny of Mercer County; 12 grandchildren;
8 step grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Norman Childress, Trenton Owens, Mike Whitt, Benny
Goode and Jason Burkhart.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Anthony D. Goode
CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Anthony Douglas Goode, 32, of McKinney
Court, Stanford, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home
by the Rev. Eddie Miller. Burial will be in Ephesus Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital after suffering
complications related to brain cancer.
Pallbearers will be Terry Dyehouse, Marty Young, Kalvin Alcorn, Donnie
McKinney, Steve Hines, Mark and Randy Talley and Johnny Kolassa.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Obituaries Nov. 19, 1997
George F. Hanson
MORELAND - George Frank Hanson, 79, of Stanford, died Tuesday at home
of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Lincoln County
Coroner Bill Demrow.
Born March 16, 1918, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late James
M. and Ada Dunn Pruitt Hanson. He was a mail carrier for 37 years and a
retired farmer. He was a veteran of World War II, a lifetime member of
Moreland Christian Church where he was also a deacon, and a charter member
of Moreland Ruritan Club.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Curtis Hanson; two stepdaughters,
Betty Terrell of Hustonville, and Frances Kendall of Moreland; eight step
grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; and a step great-great-grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Moreland Christian Church by the
Rev. David Smith. Burial will be in Moreland Cemetery with military services
by Caswell Saufley American Legion Post, Stanford.
Pallbearers will be deacons and elders of Moreland Christian Church.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.
Mattie L. Varble
OWENSBORO - Mattie Harris Lanier Varble, 74, of Owensboro, died Monday
at Owensboro Mercy Health System.
Born in Danville, she was a daughter of the late John F. and Elizabeth
Fitzgerald Lanier. She was a real estate broker, a member of First Church
of the Nazarene and American Rose Society.
Survivors include her husband, Ed Varble; a son, Edward H. Varble of
Owensboro; a sister, Sidney Lanier of Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Stephen
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene. Burial
will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10:30 a.m. Friday at James H.
Davis Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to Gideon International, PO Box 1133, Owensboro, 42302-1133;
First church of the Nazarene, 3400 Lewis Lane, Owensboro, 42301; or a favorite
Obituaries Nov. 20, 1997
Thomas J. Mastin
Thomas Joseph Mastin, 53, of 300 Hialeah Ave., Knoxville, Tenn., formerly
of Danville, died Wednesday at Naples Community Hospital, Naples, Fla.
Born March 22, 1945, in Covington, he was the son of Elsie Strevels
Mastin of Danville and the late George ``Bill'' Mastin. He was a supervisor
for the Salvation Army's Men's Rehabilitation Center in Knoxville and a
20-year employee and a lifetime member of the Salvation Army.
Additional survivors include his wife, Frances Smith Mastin; three
daughters, Stephanie Greenham of McAlester, Okla., Sharon Baso of Naples,
Fla., and Cheryl Mastin of Knoxville, Tenn.; a brother, John ``Billie''
Mastin of Danville; a sister, Sandra Benge of Danville; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by Capt.
Tony Baso and Lt. Craig Greenham. Burial will be in Simpson Cemetery, Crab
Visitation will 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral
Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 669, Knoxville,
Jania R. Mattingly
HARRODSBURG - Jania Ruth Mattingly, 92, of 461 Perryville St., died
Wednesday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 4, 1905, in Washington County, she was a daughter of the
late William D. and Minnie C. Shewmaker Parrott. She was a homemaker and
a member of Harrodsburg Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, James Mattingly; three sons, J.W. Mattingly,
Charlie Mattingly and John Albert Mattingly, all of Harrodsburg; three
daughters, Mary Rose Quinn, Betty Trisler and Barabara Jackson, all of
Harrodsburg; three brothers, Hartford Parrott and Chester Parrott, both
of Illinois, and Gene Parrott of Florida; four sisters, Icy Gleason and
Juanita McDonald, both of Urbana, Ill., Imogene Becker of Dwight, Ill.,
and Donna Broom of Illinois; 12 stepgrandchildren; 21 stepgreat-grandchildren;
and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by David
Hartman and Phil Williams. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cementery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Harrodsburg
MORELAND - Wanda Mae Turpin, 47, of Hustonville died Wednesday at her
home in Casey County from natural causes.
Born June 10, 1950, Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Johnny
and Helen Jones Jeffries. She had been manager of Hickory Hills Market
for about five and half years and attended Ellisburg Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband Randall Turpin; a daughter Janice Richards
of Hustonville; two sisters, Nancy Brooks of Hustonville and Shirley Jenkins
of Willisburg; two brothers, Robert and James Jeffries, both of Hustonville;
and two grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the
Rev. G.W. Smith. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Visitation is after 4:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.