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Obituaries Nov. 21, 1997

Gleneva L. Smock
Gleneva Louise Smock, 70, of Grant Street, died today at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born May 19, 1927, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late N.K. and Elizabeth Jackson Cross and the widow of Sam Smock. She was a retired nursing assistant at Eastern State Hospital and a member of First Baptist Church, Broadway.
Survivors include two daughters, Julie Smock of Lexington and Eva Rhodus of Danville; two sons, Edward K. Smock and Samuel D. Smock, both of Danville; two sisters, Leona Cross and Georgia Ledford, both of Stanford; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Sunday.

Homer S. Mullins
WAYNESBURG - Homer S. Mullins, 86, of Eubank, died Thursday at home.
Born May 21, 1911, in Pike County, he was a son of the late Robert L. and Eliza Ellison Mullins. He was a farmer, a member of Mount Olive Christian Church and the widower of Ruby Durham Mullins.
Survivors include two sons, Shirrell E. Mullins of Waynesburg and Robert Mullins of Eubank; four daughters, Carol D. Dick of Science Hill, Kathleen Floyd of Bethelridge, Janet Taylor and Faustine Wilson, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Dean Mullins and Ed Mullins, both of Casey County; two sisters, Wilma Hatter of Cincinnati, and Elsie Combs of Yosemite; 21 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home by the Revs. Tim Roberts and Mike Mullins. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers are Gordan Chaney, Chester Sims, Sherman Richards and Leon Glass.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

Jania R. Mattingly
HARRODSBURG - Services for Jania Ruth Mattingly, 92, of Perryville Street, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by David Hartman and Phil Williams. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, James Mattingly; three sons, J.W. Mattingly, Charles and John A. Mattingly, all of Harrodsburg; three daughters, Mary R. Quinn and Betty Trisler, both of Harrodsburg, and Barbara Jackson of Panama City, Fla.; three brothers, Hartford Parrott of Urbana, Ill., Chester Parrott of Arthur, Ill., and Gene Parrott of Florida; four sisters, Icy Gleason and Juanita McDonald both of Urbana, Imogene B. Dwight of Decatur, Ill., and Donna Broom of Rantoul, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; five step grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may go to American Cancer Society or Harrodsburg Christian Church.

Wanda M. Turpin
Services for Wanda Mae Turpin, 47, of Hustonville Road, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. G.W. Smith. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at her home.
Pallbearers will be Mike Short, Bill Peyton, Johnny King, Arnold King, Gregory Wethington and Mike Crowe.

Obituaries Nov. 23, 1997

Winford P. SimmonsWinford P. Simmons
LOUISVILLE - Winford Preston Simmons, 70, of Louisville died Friday at the Columbia Audubon Hospital in Louisville. He was a member and formerly on the board of directors for the Kentucky School for Deaf Alumni Association. He had also been recognized as Alumni of the Year at KSD, was a member of the KSD Hall of Fame and had received the Gordon Kannapell Award from KSD.
Born March 21, 1927, in Larue Co., he was the son of the late Ova B. and Lula Preston Simmons. A retired receiving clerk for Belknap Hardware, he was a member of the Louisville Catholic Deaf Society, Louisville Silent Senior Citizens, International Catholic Deaf Association, and National Association of Deaf. He was a member and formerly on the board of directors for the Graduate Ministry Formation Program, Louisville Catholic Deaf Society, Kentucky Association of Deaf, Louisville Association of Deaf, National Fraternal Society of Deaf, Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Kentucky Disability Commission.
He was the first deaf person to win the Bell Award, was a Kentucky Colonel and received the Golden Hand Award from the National Association of Deaf. He was the Kentucky Representative to the White House Handicapped Conference in 1980.
He is survived by his wife Helen D. Hartung Simmons; two sons, David and John Simmons, both of Louisville; two daughters, Margaret Parsons and Nancy Spriggs, both of Louisville; three sisters, Jean Wise, Christine Ventrees, and Cynthia Slinker, all of Elizabethtown; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church by the Rev. Randall Hubbard. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 3 9.m. and 5-9 p.m. Monday at J.E. Ratterman and Son Funeral Home.

Nell Corley
Nellie ``Nell'' Forbis Corley, 102, Lexington Avenue, died Friday at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 19, 1895, in Oneida, Tenn, she was the daughter of the late Zachery ``Zach'' and Sereptia Litton Forbis. A housewife, she was the widow of Clifton Anderson Corley. She was a charter member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Margaret Corley Byerly.
Survivors include two grandsons, Thomas Clifton Byerly of Danville and Steven Louis Byerly of Crescent Springs; five great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild, and Darlene Pomicter Hale of Lexington, a cousin, whom she raised.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home by the Revs. Tim Noel and Joe Garnett. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. today. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. Memorials may go to the Joy Sunday School Class of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Corky Deaton, Thomas Edwards III, Gary Quinn, Bobby Milby, Jack Carey, and Harold Barnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Felix Pages Jr., Harold Reynierson, Mike Vest and Drs. Charles Sisk, Charles Renfro, Kenneth Wall and Quin Bailey.

Edward L. Surber
SOMERSET - Edward Littleton Surber, 87, formerly of Burnside, died Thursday at the Veterans Center in Wilmore following a short illness. He was the uncle of Glen and Mike Richardson of Danville.
Born Oct. 22, 1910, in Burnside, he was the son of the late James and Alma Bell Kinnett Surber. He was a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army having served in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam. He was a member of the Burnside First Baptist Church.
Additional survivors include two aunts, Ina Rowland of Belfast, Tenn., and Sarah Silvers of Indiana.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at the Pulaski Funeral Home by Dale Denton. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 38. Burial will be in the Mill Springs National Cemetery.

Henry League
HARRODSBURG - Henry League, 85, of Hill Crest died Friday at his home. Born March 12, 1912, in Mercer Co., he was the son of late Henry Norris League and Mollie Bruner League. He was a retired farmer, a member of Ebenezer Church of Christ and a Kentucky Colonel.
He is survived by his wife Corinne Cox League; one daughter, Betty Casey of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Ida Lee Yeast of Frankfort and Jennette L. Gorby of Florida; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Terry Morrison and Derrel Cone. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Visitation is after 3 p.m. today. Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice or Ebenezer Cemetery Fund.

Edwin F. Schuler
WAYNESBURG - Edwin Fred Schuler, 89, Schuler Road, died Friday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.
Born Aug. 8, 1908, in Fayette Co., he was the son of the late Albert and Maria Hamilton Schuler. A farmer, he was a member of the Saint Sylvester Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Stempfly Schuler; one son, Raymond Schuler of Waynesburg; two daughters, Bertha Bastin of Somerset and Agnes Young of Powell, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Saint Sylvester Catholic Church by the Rev. Michael J. Weglicki. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Monday at the church. A prayer service will be 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Saint Sylvester Catholic Church Cemetery.

Michael R. Wardrip
LIBERTY - Michael Ray Wardrip, 47, of Stanford, formerly of Middleburg, died Thursday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.
Born June 26, 1950, in Danville, he was the son of Aubra and Mabel Drye Wardrip of Middleburg. He was a former correctional officer and a member of the Middleburg United Methodist Church.
Additional survivors include two sons, Steve Wardrip of Middleburg and Scotty Wardrip of Liberty; two sisters, Mary Anna Mullins and Elizabeth McKnight, both of Middleburg; one brother, Danny Wardrip of Middleburg; and one granddaughter.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home by Luther Pennington. Burial will be in the Middleburg Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roger Richardson, Dwayne Mullins, Keith Snow, Johnny Luster, Therman Pearson and Tim Ryan.

Willie J. Wilson
CRAB ORCHARD - Willie J. Wilson, 80, Stringtown Road, Corinth, a native of Crab Orchard, died Friday at the Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 29, 1916, in Crab Orchard, he was the son of the late Thomas Alfred Wilson and Flora Alice Denny Wilson. He was retired from Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. in Lexington and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having attained the rank of Seaman 2nd Class. He was a Baptist. He was the widower of Dorothy Pollard Wilson. He was also predeceased by a son, Ernest Howard Wilson.
He is survived by two brothers, James Edward Wilson of Milford, Ohio, and Joseph Ray Wilson of Goshen, Ohio; three sisters, Vernell Brock of Hot Springs, Ark., Marie Crank of Crab Orchard, and Eva Voelcker of San Antonio, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
Gravesite services will be 1 p.m. today by Harold Crank at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Corinth, off Interstate 75 at exit 144.
McKnight-Martin Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Thomas J. Mastin
Services for Thomas Joseph Mastin, 53, of Hialeh Ave., Knoxville Tenn., formerly of Danville, 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 Orchard.
Active pallbearers will be Glenn, Wayne, Floyd and Dale Smith, Calvin Mastin, Frank Ray, Chuck Harness and Larry Belcher. Honorary pallbearers will be John Benge, Charles and Scooter Hurt, Frank Miller, and Ray and Billy Smith.
He died Wednesday at Naples Community Hospital, Naples, Fla.

Obituaries Nov. 24, 1997

James K. Smith
James Keller ``Smitty'' Smith, 90, of Crosshill Road, died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born June 16, 1907, in Falmouth, he was a son of the late James W. and Mary Elizabeth Fogle Smith. He was a horseman at Happy Valley Farm for 41 years, the widower of Eva Smith and a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, JoAnne Smith of Danville; Marilyn Hixson of Harrodsburg and Carolyn Stokey of LaFayette, Colo.; a son, Paul E. ``Butch'' Smith of Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, Albert Smith of Hamilton, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara Cheatham and Saundra L. Smith.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Timothy Mathis. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may go to Danville-Boyle County Rescue Squad or Care Tenders patient fund.

Ruby Chapman
HARRODSBURG - Ruby Chapman, 83, of Salvisa, died Saturday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Jan. 4, 1914, in Woodford County, she was a daughter of the late David B. and Annie P. Anderson Bunnell. She was a seamstress, retired from Cricketer, a member of Salvisa Baptist Church, and the widow of Chester Chapman.
Survivors include a son, Thomas H. Chapman of Lawrenceburg; a daughter, Shirley J. Whitehouse of Bagdad; two grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ransdell Funeral Hospital by the Revs. Jim Hensley and John Hockersmith. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Russell Johnson, Carl and Cape Anderson, Thomas Chapman, Emery Jewell and Darrell Brock.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Salvisa Baptist Church.

Holbert E. Propes
MORELAND - Holbert Eugene Propes, 73, of Hustonville, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 15, 1924, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Chester J. and Ollie Marie Johnson Propes. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Mae Barger Propes; six sons, Howard E. Propes and Robert W. Propes, both of Hustonville, Donald D. Propes Sr. of Minnesota, Norman W. Propes of Pendleton, Ind., Roger D. Propes of Indiana, and Edgar J. Propes of Middleburg; four daughters, Brenda S. Luster and Linda L. Payton, both of Hustonville, Wanda E. Johnson of Liberty and Alma Schmeirs of Middleburg; two half sisters, Elizabeth Arnold of Hustonville and Vivian C. Arnold of Indiana; a half brother, Eddie Arnold of Mount Olive; two step brothers, Kenneth Pemberton of Junction City and Harold Pemberton of Liberty; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Joyce Propes and Angela Propes.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bearl King. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery, Casey County.
Pallbearers will be Junior Webb, Junior Brooks, Chad Graham, Gary Propes and Jerry Swango.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.

Obituaries Nov. 25, 1997

Vincent W. Harmon
LIBERTY - Vincent Wade Harmon, 27, of Tennessee Ridge Road, died Sunday at Taylor County Hospital of natural causes.
Born May 22, 1970, in Casey County, he was a son of William Harmon of Nicholasville and Mary Justice Harmon of Liberty.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Schubert Harmon; two sons, Michael Harmon of Liberty and Jeffrey Snow of Middleburg; two daughters, Courtney Harmon of Liberty and Amanda Schubert of Liberty; two sisters, Lorie Harmon and Lexie Boynton, both of Liberty; two brothers, Jody Harmon of Liberty and Willie Harmon of Middleburg; three half sisters, Linda Roberts, Virginia Shea and Margaret Kessinger, all of Versailles; two half brothers, Vernon Harmon of Jamestown and Roger Harmon of Lexington.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Boyce Houk. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.

James W. Turpin
STANFORD - James W. Turpin, 65, of Collinsville, Ill., died Sunday in Clayton, Mo.
Born Feb. 20, 1932, in Jefferson County, he was a son of the late James W. and Maude Duncan Turpin. He was a retired air traffic controller.
Survivors include a daughter, Ellie Torres of Aurora, Ill.; and a sister, Betty Sousa of Anderson, S.C.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Buffalo Springs Cemetery by the Rev. Stan Stevenson.
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James K. Smith
Services for James Keller ``Smitty'' Smith, 90, of Crosshill Road, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Timothy Mathis. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
He died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Danville-Boyle County Rescue Squad or Care Tenders patient fund.

Kenneth Gann
MORELAND - Services for Kenneth F. Gann, 83, of Danville, formerly of Hustonville, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Greg Nimmo. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
He died Saturday of an apparent heart attack.
Born June 25, 1914, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Edgar and Ethel Eades Gann. He was a retired television technician, a member of Baptist Church of Hustonville, and a World War II Army Air Force veteran.
Survivors include a daughter, Betsy K. Chadd of Xenia, Ohio; a stepson, Timothy L. Stephenson of Xenia; and two grandchildren.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.

Daisy Warren
WAYNESBURG - Services for Daisy Marie Jones Warren, 82, of Waynesburg, will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Vola Brown. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.
She died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 12, 1915, in Shady Valley, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late David and Eliza Wright Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. She was the widow of Claude ``Shorty'' Warren.
Survivors include a son, Terry M. Warren of Key West, Fla.; a daughter, Claudia Benge of Cincinnati, Ohio; a step daughter, Carol Mitchell of Knoxville, Tenn.; three brothers, Earl Jones of Halls Gap, Willard Jones of Bethel, Ohio, and Howard Jones of Beckley, W.V.; two sisters, Eva Warren of Waynesburg and Delores Crowe of Hammond, Ind.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Pleasant View Baptist Church, Waynesburg.

Obituaries Nov. 26, 1997

Sara R. Dailey
Sara Riffe Dailey, 64, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Danville, died Nov. 15 in Chicago after an illness. She was the daughter of the late Ray and Agnes Riffe.
Survivors include two sons, Theodore and Anthony Dailey, both of Chicago; a sister, Katherine Stevens of Panama City, Fla.; and three grandsons. She attended the old Bate High School.
Services were Friday at Blackwell AME Zion Church, Chicago. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Information courtesy of Smith-Jackson Funeral Home.

Randall O. Dale
Randall Osborne Dale, 64, of Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Danville, died Nov. 13 in California after a short illness.
He was the son of the late Lola Dale.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Adams Dale; two daughters, Angela and Pamela; and a grandson. He attended the old Bate High School.
Services were held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Los Angeles. Burial was in Culver City, Calif.
Information courtesy of Smith-Jackson Funeral Home.

Fannie Graham
Fannie Graham, 92, formerly of Worldstown Road, Junction City, died Tuesday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born May 12, 1905, in Boone County, she was a daughter of the late Wyle and Sarah Jane Shearer Anderson. She was the widow of Ollie W. Graham.
Survivors include a daughter, Viola Franklin of Junction City; a son, Graham of Loyall Graham, Ky.; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

America M. Wilson
America M. Wilson, 98, of Logan Avenue died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 8, 1899, in Bourbon County, she was a daughter of the late John Dudley and Katherin Purdy Miller. She was the widow of Willie Wilson. She was a homemaker and charter member of Indian Hills Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, J.D. Wilson of Danville; a granddaughter; a grandson; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by Odis Clark. Private burial services will be in Parksville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Pat and Clell Miller, Darrell Taylor, Mike Sims, Lee Russell and W.J. Toombs.
Memorials may go to Indian Hills Christian Church building fund or Boyle County Senior Citizens Center.

Bessie M. Downey
WAYNESBURG - Bessie McGuffey Downey, 76, of Highway 1247, Waynesburg, died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 17, 1921, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late James and Dora Watts McGuffey. She was a retired waitress at Woolworth's Restaurant in Chattanooga, Tenn., where she lived for 30 years. She was the widow of Thomas W. Downey and belonged to Mount Moriah Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Larry L. McGuffey of Stanford; a daughter, Tammy Reid of Ooltewah, Tenn.; a stepson, William Downey of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Fonzo McGuffey of Highland and Lonzo McGuffey of Stanford; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Fox Funeral Home by Gary King and Rob Cox. Burial will be in Nance's Creek Cemetery, Piedmont, Ala., where a committal service will be held at 11 a.m. CST.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday.


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