Obituaries Feb. 19, 1998
Jewell D. Hines
LIBERTY - Jewell Dean Hines, 62, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Liberty,
died Tuesday in Cincinnati.
Born March 4, 1935, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Gilmer and Millie Wesley Gadberry. She was a homemaker and widower of Pierce
Survivors include two sons, Carl Hines and John Hines, both of Cincinnati;
a daughter, Mary A. Spaw of Cincinnati; four sisters, Susie Folger of Stanford,
Mildred Jones of Danville, Shirley Wesley of Junction City and Ruby Dick
of Liberty; three brothers, Harley and William Gadberry, both of Junction
City, and Billy R. Duncan of Liberty; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by
the Rev. Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in Valley Oak Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Friday.
LANCASTER - Homer Ray, 87, of Lancaster, died Wednesday at Garrard
County Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 15, 1910, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Lige
and Ethel Murphy Ray. He was a retired farmer, a Baptist, and the widower
of Nancy Carrier Ray.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Brock of Crab Orchard; a son,
Donald G. Ray of Louisville; a brother, Bernard Ray of Lancaster; and four
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev.
Bob Rush. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday.
Obituaries Feb. 20, 1998
Raymond S. Hooker Sr.
BEATTYVILLE - Raymond S. Hooker, 83, of Beattyville, died Monday in
Born Jan. 24, 1915, in Lincoln County, he was a daughter of the late
John and Deamie Hooker. He was a farmer, factory worker and a Navy veteran.
He was a member of Clifty United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Callie M. Mainous Hooker; a son, Raymond
S. ``Bud'' Hooker of Lancaster; two brothers, Donald Hooker of Cincinnati,
Ohio, and Newell Hooker of Danville; two stepsons, James Brim and Bill
Brim, both of Cincinnati; a stepdaughter, Joy Detmer of Santa Monica, Calif.;
and two grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Clifty United Methodist Church by
the Rev. Jamie Brunk. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Newnam Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
LANCASTER - Services for Pearl Logan, 101, of West Maple Avenue, will
be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Zora Oliver.
Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 18, 1896, in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late
George W. and Susie E. Best Denny. She was a homemaker, a member of Freeman
Baptist Church and the widow of Johnny Logan.
Survivors include a sister, Clara Jones of Lancaster; a half sister,
Barbara Ray of Garrard County; a half brother, Garland Denny of Nicholasville;
two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert J. Logan.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Prewitt, Wayne Broaddus, Norman Oliver, Darwin
Foley and Jimmy and Billy Denny.
Honorary pallbearers are Floyd Gaffney, Phillip Rihanek, Scott Ogle,
Joey Dunn, Chester Malear, Paul Foley, Juanita Adams and Dwight Logan.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
LANCASTER - Services for Homer Ray, 87, of Lancaster, were scheduled
for 2 p.m. today at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Rush. Burial will
be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Pallbearers are James and Jimmy Teater, Otis Carrier, Curtis Grider,
Scott Ray and Scott Peck. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Paul Sides and Stanley
Obituaries Feb. 23, 1998
Mabel G. Williams
Mabel Graham Williams, 84, of Cloverdale Drive, died today at her home.
Born Nov. 1, 1913, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late
Edward V. and Willie E. Durr Graham. She was a former employee of Palm
Beach Co., and the widow of E.B. Williams. She was a former Grand Worthy
Matron of Order of Eastern Star and a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sisters, Onita Carey of Lexington, Virginia
Carey of Harrodsburg and Joyce Humkey of Columbia.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Burial
will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to First Baptist Church.
Margaret P. Cowan
STANFORD - Margaret Pleasants Cowan, 73, of Stanford Greens Apartments,
died Sunday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born Oct. 6, 1924, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late
Verner and Julia Smith Pleasants. She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel
Baptist Church. She was the widow of David S. Cowan.
Survivors include her son, James L. Cowan of Stanford; a daughter,
Nancy A. Lynn of Stanford; a sister, Nancy Pleasants of Memphis, Tenn.;
and a grandson.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fox Funeral Home by Cecil Roundtree.
Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Daniel R. McCane
LANCASTER - Daniel Ray McCane, 38, of Lexington, died there Sunday
of natural causes.
Born Dec. 4, 1959, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a son of James and Florence
Naylor McCane of Lancaster. He had been a hairdresser at McAlpin's for
17 years and was a member of Forks of Dix River Baptist Church. He attended
Lexington Community College, was a graduate of Garrard County High School
and Durham's Beauty School in Danville.
He is survived by his parents.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs.
Leon Greer and Jerry Browning. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers include Mike Deshay, LeRoy Young, Jeff Griffith, George
Chunn, Tom Brown and Richard Miller.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to The Solomon House, 851 Todds Road, Lexington, Ky.
Joe S. Grimes
STANFORD - Graveside services for Joe S. Grimes Sr., 96, of Cutoff
Road, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Buffalo Springs Cemetery by the Rev. Steven
Some honorary pallbearers were incorrect in Sunday's paper. They are
Dr. John Baughman, Gabriel Gabriel, Cabel Francis Sr., Billy McGuffey,
Jack Bosley, Jack Portwood, Tom Ensslin and Dick Faulkner.
Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today.
Marcus W. Prather
HARRODSBURG - Services for Marcus William Prather, 84, of Cornishville
Road, will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by
Larry Oetzel, Paul Readenour, Curtis Sims, L.D. Burrus and Keith Wiebe.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
He died Saturday at Sayre Christian Village Nursing Home in Lexington.
Born May 6, 1913, in Fayette County, he was a son of the late William
P. and Clara B. Tribble Prather. He was a minister at Cornishville Christian
Church for 40 years and had taught at Lexington Christian College. He also
had taught elementary school in Cornishville and was guidance counselor
for the Mercer County school system.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge 229, Cornishville Ruritan Club, Mercer
County Retired Teachers, was active in the Mercer County Chapter of the
Red Cross and served as chairman of Mercer County Public Library board.
He had attended Transylvania, received a masters degree from Cincinnati
Bible Seminary and served in the Ohio Civil Air Patrol during World War
II. He also received a master's degree in education and rank I in guidance
and counseling at Eastern Kentucky University and taught at Louisville
Bible College. He was the widower of Josephine Draine Prather.
Survivors include a son, Kerry W. Prather of Frankfort; a daughter,
Kandie Adkinson of Midway; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Harrison Spaulding, Edwin Young, Dennis and Terry
Coslow, Keith Britton and J.B. Reed. Honorary pallbearers are elders and
deacons of Cornishville Christian Church.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today, with Masonic services at 8 p.m.; and
after 7 a.m. Tuesday
Memorials may go to The Louisville Bible College, 1707 South Third
St., Louisville 40208 or the Marcus and Josephine Prather Memorial Scholarship
Fund, c/o Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.
Obituaries Feb. 25, 1998
Eva A. Fletcher
LANCASTER - Eva A. Fletcher, 76, died Monday in Springfield, Ohio.
Born July 31, 1921, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late
Henry A. and Viola Marshbanks Anderson. She was a homemaker, a member of
White Lick Baptist Church and the widow of Charles Russell Fletcher.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy P. Younker of Springfield, Ohio,
and Joyce Kendall of Fort Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the
Rev. Bob Rush. Burial will be in Paint Lick Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
George L. King
LIBERTY - Services for George Logan King, 79, of Waynesburg, formerly
of Liberty, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev.
Arthur Selch. Burial will be in King Cemetery.
He died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born April 11, 1918, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Sam
F. and Carrie Sapp King. He was a retired farmer and a member of Trinity
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Elza, James, Randall, Donald and James Earl King
and Junior Allen.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
MORELAND - Services for Elwood Peavyhouse, 56, of Junction City, will
be 2 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Burl King. Burial
will be in Hustonville Cemetery with military rites by Caswell Saufley
American Legion Post.
He died Monday at home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after suffering
from cancer, according to Boyle County Deputy Coroner King Pruitt.
Born June 9, 1941 in Casey County, he was a son of Frances Reed Peavyhouse
of Stanford and the late Willie D. Peavyhouse. He was an Army veteran of
the Vietnam War.
Other survivors include his wife, Barbara Mullins Peavyhouse; a daughter,
Lisa Edwards of Hustonville; two sons, Robert E. Peavyhouse, at home, and
David W. Peavyhouse of Junction City; a brother, Gary W. Peavyhouse of
Waynesburg; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Robert, David and Timothy Peavyhouse, Troy King
and Michael and Harold Mullins.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.
Obituaries Feb. 26, 1998
Cierra N. Durham
Cierra Nicole Durham, daughter of Rodney Durham and Lori Carmicle of
Harrodsburg, was stillborn Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical
Survivors include a brother, Joseph D. Bokrohs of Harrodsburg; grandparents,
Roger and Sheila Durham, John and Mary Stidham, and Phillip and Marketa
Carmicle, all of Harrodsburg, and Tim and Holly Burke of Nicholasville;
great-grandparents, Geneva VanArsdale of Harrodsburg and Charlie and Alice
Carmicle of Liberty.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Parksville Cemetery by
the Rev. Edward Turpin.
Stith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Verna Y. Vermillion
Verna Yocom Vermillion, 72, of South Third Street, died Wednesday at
Bowling Green Medical Center.
Born Feb. 5, 1926, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late
Samuel and Laura DeVore Yocom. She was the widow of James K. Vermillion
and a retired Palm Beach Co. employee.
Survivors include two sisters, Dessie Gibson of Glasgow and Essie Singleton
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bellevue Cemetery by the
Rev. Gary Yocom.
Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.
Pamela H. Coatney
LITCHFIELD, Ill. - Pamela Jean Hartke Coatney, 34, of Greenville, Ill.,
died Monday in Carlyle, Ill., of injuries suffered in an auto accident.
Born May 2, 1963, in Litchfield, she was a daughter of Richard W. and
Beverly Schneider Hartke. She was a secretary and office manager for H&R
Block, had been a chemistry assistant at Eastern New Mexico University,
and an employee of H&R Block in Danville and Lancaster.
She was a member of Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church in Bronston,
Ky., and attended Greenville Free Methodist Church. She was a life member
of Alpha Phi Omega and American Chemical Society.
Other survivors include her husband, Thomas K. Coatney; three children,
Ann Nicole, Daniel William and Samantha Jane, all at home; two sisters,
Debra Claytor of Sugarland, Texas, and Karla Smith of Litchfield; a half
brother, Travis Hartke of Litchfield; two stepbrothers, Kevin and Brian
Niemann, both of Litchfield; a stepsister, Dawn Niemann of Litchfield;
and a paternal grandmother, Marie Hartke.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Timothy United Methodist Church
by the Rev. Robert Edwards.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Plummer Funeral Home.
Memorials my go to a trust fund for the children.
Ben W. White Sr.
GREENWOOD, Ind. - Ben W. White Sr., 65, of Morgantown, Ind., died Tuesday
in Beech Grove, Ind.
Born May 20, 1932, in Nicholasville, he was a son of the late Wilson
and Myrtle Brown White. He was a 31-year yard superintendent for Stygall
Co. and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Coleman White; three sons, Ben
W. White Jr. of Morgantown, Virgil and Tony A. White, both of Indianapolis;
three daughters, Polly White, Vickie Carey and Heidi M. White, all of Indianapolis;
two sisters, Ethel Gawlak of Lorain, Ohio, and Mary J. Matthew of Harrodsburg;
nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Wilson St. Pierre Funeral
Ambrose Clark Jr.
LIBERTY - Services for Ambrose Clark Jr., 51, of Liberty, will be 2
p.m. Saturday at Willow Springs United Methodist Church by the Rev. David
Eastham. Burial will be in Willow Springs Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 7, 1947, in Casey County, he was a son of Blanche Wesley
Clark of Liberty and the late Ambrose Clark. He was a self-employed heavy
equipment operator, an employee of the Casey County Road Department and
a former deputy sheriff. He was a member of Willow Springs United Methodist
Other survivors include his wife, Martha Hatter Clark; a son, Steve
Clark of Liberty; a daughter, Cindy Board of Liberty; two brothers, Harold
Clark and James Clark, both of Liberty; four sisters, Faye Cravens, Norma
J. Hatter, Mae Bell and Gay Vaught, all of Liberty; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday at Bartle Funeral Home.
Ersie B. Coleman
STANFORD - Services for Ersie Brown Coleman, 93, of Star Avenue, will
be 2 p.m. Friday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Henderson Goins. Burial
will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Casey County.
She died Wednesday in Stanford.
Born June 18, 1904, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
David V. and Leona Shelton Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of South
Fork Baptist Church, Casey County. She was the was the widow of Virgil
Survivors include three daughters, Hazel Foster of Stanford, Anna L.
Griffin of Waynesburg, and Violet Kidd of Stanford; three sons, Vernon
Coleman and Clifford Coleman, both of Stanford, and Floyd Coleman of Hustonville;
29 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by a son, Lonzo Coleman.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Marie R. Devine
HARRODSBURG - Services for Marie R. Divine, 67, of Mercer County, will
be 2 p.m. Saturday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev.
James Harley. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 1, 1930, in Cornishville, she was a daughter of Ina Durr
Releford of Harrodsburg and the late William Releford. She was a retired
homemaker for Mercer County Senior Citizens, and had been employed at Cricketer,
Mercer Dress, Corning and Shakertown. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist
Other survivors include a son, Dennis Devine of Harrodsburg; two daughters,
Beverly Bowers of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Sandra Fultz of Harrodsburg; five
grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Tatum Jr., Richard Jones, Tony Devine, J.S.
Releford, Kermit Fultz, Scott Bowers and Terry Currens.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Friday and after 7 a.m. Saturday.
Kenneth M. McGovern
LANCASTER - Services for Kenneth Michael ``Mike'' McGovern, 19, of
Danville Street, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Lancaster Christian Church by
the Revs. Guy Waldroup and Gregory Alexander. Burial will be in Sunset
Hills Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
He died Tuesday at University of Kentucky Medical Center of injuries
sustained in a car crash on Ky. 52 on Monday.
Born Jan. 28, 1979, in Flint, Mich., he was a son of K. Michael McGovern
of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Julia Schomburg Hawkins of Lancaster. He was
a 1997 graduate of Garrard County High School where he was a tuba player
for the Garrard County High School Band and a member of Lancaster Christian
Survivors include his stepfather, the Rev. William M. Hawkins of Lancaster;
stepmother, Judy McGovern of Grand Blanc; grandmothers, Carmen A. McGovern
of Flint, and Enid Schomburg of Portsmouth, Ohio; and two brothers, Steven
and Joseph McGovern of Lancaster.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may go to Lancaster Christian Church, 211 Stanford St., Lancaster,
or Garrard County High School Band, 322 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, 40444.
Ernest F. Spoonamore
CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Ernest Franklin ``Possum'' Spoonamore Jr.,
64, of Preachersville, will be 2 p.m. Friday at McKnight-Martin Funeral
Home by the Rev. Billie Estes. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at home.
Born Dec. 9, 1933, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Ernest
and Emma Wren Spoonamore. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Crab Orchard
Church of God.
Survivors include three sons, Ernie, Rick and Jeff Spoonamore of Crab
Orchard; a daughter, Lisa Lewis of Crab Orchard; six sisters, Elizabeth
Leigh and Irene Brown, both of Crab Orchard, Ann Irvin of Lancaster, Evelyn
Davis of Stanford, Lillian Spoonamore of Nicholasville and Phyllis French
of Shelbyville; two brothers, Buck Spoonamore of Crab Orchard and Glenn
Spoonamore of Stanford; nine grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Avonda Gibbons.
Pallbearers will be David, Dennis and Henry Smith, Steven Spoonamore,
Curtis Brown and John Leigh Jr.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice of Danville.
LANCASTER - A memorial service for Amie Tentler, 87, of Deer Run, will
be 7 p.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Hatton. Burial
will be in Highland Cemetery, California, Pa.
He died Wednesday at Royal Manor Nursing Home, Nicholasville.
Born Dec. 19, 1910, in California, Pa., he was a son of the late Aime
and Celina Pichard Tentler. He was a retired machinist for Acme Machinery
and attended the Presbyterian church.
Survivors include his wife, Avona Robbins Tentler of Lancaster; a daughter,
Marlene McCullough of Richmond; a brother, Noah Tentler of Macedonia, Ohio;
two grandsons; and a great-grandchild.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Friday.
HARRODSBURG - Services for Ollie Updike, 70, of Kentucky Veterans Center
in Wilmore, formerly of Salvisa, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Alexander and
Royalty Funeral Home by Dallas Daniels, George Dye and Kenny Watts. Burial
with military rites will be in Versailles Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington.
Born June 15, 1927, in Montgomery County, he was a son of the late
Robert and Maud McClain Updike. He was a retired farmer and an Army veteran
of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Reed of Versailles; a niece
who was his caregiver, Brenda Edwards of Salvisa; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Stephen and Joseph Reed, Jack and Johnny Edwards,
Ray Daniels, and Lee Chowning.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Friday.
LIBERTY - Services for Rathmel Wesley, 91, of Liberty, will be 1 p.m.
Friday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Ray Hanke and Charlie Douglas.
He died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 1, 1906, in Dayton, Tenn., he was a son of the late Eli and
Flora McAninch Wesley. He was a retired teacher, a member of Liberty United
Methodist Church and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Foster Wesley; a son, Gary Wesley
of Liberty; three sisters, Georgia Humphrey, Ibby Wesley and Emma Morgan,
all of Liberty; two brothers, Paul and Carl Wesley, both of Liberty; two
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Garland Hoskins, Chester Edwards, Joe Beeler, Edwin
Stamp and Chris and Bill Jasper.
Honorary pallbearers are D.W. Morgan, John and Brad Wesley, Riley Allen
and Keith Caudill.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Thursday.