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Obituaries April 21, 1998

Dana L. Gautier
HARRODSBURG - Dana Lee Gautier, 42, of Somerset, died Sunday at home of natural causes.
Born Nov. 9, 1955, in Lexington, he was a son of Rene and Flora Gautier of Mercer County. He was a graduate of Oneida Baptist Institute.
Other survivors include two brothers, Guy Gautier of Lexington and Renny Gautier of Boyle County.
A memorial services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Augustine Chapel, Lexington.
Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Ida G. Griffin
WAYNESBURG - Ida Belle Greer Griffin, 94, of Troy, Ohio, formerly of Waynesburg, died Monday at Stouder Hospital, Troy.
Born May 16, 1903, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late B.I. and Mellie Collins Greer. She was a homemaker and a member of First Church of God.
She was the widow of Lloyd Walker Griffin.
Survivors include a son, Wenzel B. Griffin of Christiansburg, Ohio; a sister, Sabra Bloom of Astibula, Ohio; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four
great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Eard and Thomas Griffin.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. A.F. Atwood. Burial will be in Singletontown Cemetery. 

C.E. Dunsmore 
PERRYVILLE - Services for Clarence Edward Dunsmore, 56, of Kendall Road, Leitchfield, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Revs.
Odis Clark and Guy McCombs. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. 
He died Sunday at Twin Lakes Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Billy Stewart Dunsmore, Roger Dunsmore, Stephen Stine, Scott Stine, Clay Warren and Bob Webb.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice. 

William L. Elam
LANCASTER - Services for William Levi Elam, 71, of Hill-N-Dale Street, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Revs. Don Hatton and Gary
Story. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Sunday at home.
Born Dec. 25, 1926, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Willie C. and Alla Mae Elam. He was a former employee of Garrard County Board of Education
where he worked as a maintenance supervisor. He was a member of Lancaster United Methodist Church and an Army veteran. He was also a member of American
Legion Post 0035 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 4075 of Franklin County. He was a Kentucky Colonel and former member of the Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Carey Elam; a son, Danny Elam of Lancaster; a stepson, David Smith II; and a stepdaughter, Linda S. Wilcher; a brother, Joe D.
Elam of Frankfort; four step grandchildren; and a great-step grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, William A. Elam.
Pallbearers will be Caywood Metcalf, Jimmy Adkinson, E.J. Hasty, Carl Carter, J.K. Simpson and Kenny Hurt,
Honorary pallbearers are Raymond Thompson Jr., Bob May, William Wesley, Jim Crouch, Earl Shaw, Paul Dailey, Diane Sullivan and Jennifer Grubbs.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Obituaries April 22, 1998

Anna B. Baker
Anna B. Baker, 60, of Brookhaven Drive, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She was the wife of Mason Baker. Arrangements are incomplete at
Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Lucy P. Bosley 
Lucy Puryear Bosley, of East Lexington Avenue, died Tuesday at home of natural causes. 
Born Jan. 4, 1911, in Danville, she was a daughter of the late Lucy L. Bell and Emmet V. Puryear. 
She was the widow of Jack L. Bosley, a member of The Presbyterian Church, and a graduate of Centre College and Columbia University. 
Survivors include a daughter, Lucy Bosley Graves of Louisville; a son, Jack L. Bosley Jr. of Danville; a brother, Robert E. Puryear of Louisville and Danville; and a
grandchild. 
A family graveside service was held in Bellevue Cemetery. Memorials may go to Centre College Library Fund or The Presbyterian Church. 
Stith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Dana L. Gautier
HARRODSBURG - Memorial services for Dana Lee Gautier, 42, of Somerset, will be 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Augustine Chapel, Lexington and 7 p.m. Monday at
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Somerset. 
He died Sunday at home of natural causes. 
Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Ronald Hinkle
HARRODSBURG - A memorial service for Ronald Eugene Hinkle, 66, of Perryville Road, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the
Rev. Mark Girard. 
He died Sunday at home. 
Born March 26, 1932, in Sidney, Ohio, he was a son of the late Horace and Isla Beers Hinkle. He was a former employee of Eaton Corporation and served in the
Marines during the Korean War. He was a member of Flat Rock United Methodist Church, Flat Rock, Ark., and the widower of Evelyn Hinkle. 
Survivors include a son, Steven Hinkle of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a daughter, Rhonda Hinkle of Harrodsburg. 
Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Thursday. 
Memorials may go to Mercer County Humane Society, 896 Moberly Road, Harrodsburg 40330.

Obituaries April 24, 1998

Alva J. Chambers
Alva Jackson ``Jack'' Chambers, 82, of East Mason Avenue, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 23, 1915, in Boyle County, he was a son of Alford and Rosa Pittman Chambers. He was a retired farmer, a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and
the widow of Oradell Jones Chambers.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce C. Clarkson of Danville and Nancy C. Phillips of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Elton and Kenneth Chambers, both of
Danville; three sisters, Clova Carrico of Louisville, Margaret Worthington of Danville and Bessie M. Smith of Frankfort; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Barry Jeffries. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chris Chambers, Bobby Carrico, Johnny and David Roney, Scott Smith and Charles Clarkson.
Honorary pallbearers are Billy Woodrum, Robert Williams, Zay Case, W.H. Furr Jr., Neal Underwood, Obie Worthington, Elmer Hawn and Roy Arnold.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today. 

Dollie K. Graham
Services for Dollie Kurtz Graham, of Crisman Lane, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church by the Revs. Norman Hagley and Caroline Bloomfield. Burial
will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 
Pallbearers will be Steve Wooldridge, Ricky Hurt, Tony and Jeff Kurtz, David Patterson, Robert and Bill Stocker and Danny Carter.
Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Patterson, Dr. Charles Campbell, John Carter, Tommy Stocker and board members of Central Kentucky Trust Co.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. at Stith Funeral Home. 
Memorials may go to First Christian Church. 

Oris McCulley
LANCASTER - Services for Oris McCulley, 86, of Danville Street, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Bryce McCulley. Burial will be in
Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 12, 1911, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late John and Millie Noel McCulley. He was a former restaurant worker and attended the Baptist
church. He was the widower of Alvis Clark McCulley.
Survivors include two sisters, Jewell Simpson of Lancaster and Gladys Ward of Madison County.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today. 

Mary E. Merritt
LANCASTER - Services for Mary Emma Merritt, 58, of South Campbell Street, will be 1 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Paulding Street, by the Rev. James
Landrum. Burial will be in Hubble Cemetery, Lincoln County.
She died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
Born July 4, 1939, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late John and Addie Alcorn. She was a former employee of Genesco Shoe Co. where she workded
for 31 years, a member of Clifton Baptist Church, Boyle County, and Deacon's Wives Council at First Baptist Church. 
Survivors include her husband, Cabal G. Merritt Jr.; a sister, Marie Bates of Indianapolis; four brothers, George T. Alcorn of Crab Orchard, John Alcorn of
Lexington, James L. Alcorn of Stanford, and Ralph Alcorn of Indianapolis.
Pallbearers will be George Frances, Kevin, Michael, Alonzo and Jeffery Alcorn and Derrick Bates.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Spurlin Funeral Home. 

Martha L. Peek
STANFORD - Services for Martha Lunsford Peek, 93, of Depot Street, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Fox Funeral Home by the Revs. Todd Toole and Tim Boschen.
Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at her home.
Born Feb. 14, 1905, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late James W. and Jenny Blankenship Lunsford. She was a homemaker and a member of
Stanford Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Stanford High School and the widow of James Peek.
Survivors include a son, Tommy Peek of Stanford; two daughters, Nell Deatherage of Stanford and Ruth Ryan of Danville; a sister, Nancy Kuprion of Lake Elsnore,
Calif.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 13 step grandchildren; and several step great-grandchildren.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today. 

Mary F. Yantis
STANFORD - Services for Mary F. Yantis, 85, of Stanford, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Fox Funeral Home by Kevin Naillieux and Gregory Harger. Burial will be
in Lancaster Cemetery.
She died Thursday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born Aug. 19, 1912, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Nettie Lanham Barker. She was a homemaker and a member of a Christian
church. She was the widow of William H. Yantis and was preceded in death by a daughter, Bernettie Barrow.
Survivors include a son, James H. Yantis of London; a daughter, Alice Y. Vanoy of Warsaw; a brother, Jessie Baker of Waco; a sister, Ruth Lambert of
Harrodsburg; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Friday. 

Obituaries April 27, 1998

Charles D. Browning
WHEATON, Ill. - Charles Douglas Browning, 70, formerly of Danville, died Saturday in Wheaton of complications of open heart surgery and kidney failure.
Born Sept. 18, 1928, in Danville, he was son the late Charles and Mary Steele Browning. He was a retired employee of Northwestern Railroad in Chicago and a
graduate of Danville High School.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Browning; three daughters, Kathy Rae of Wheaton, Donna Oswald of Wisconsin and Laura Nixon of Chicago; a foster sister,
Gladys Donahue of Danville.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at William Campp Funeral Home. 

Eula R. Ison
HARRODSBURG - Eula Lee Rue Ison, 78, of Curdsville Road, died Saturday at home.
Born Jan. 7, 1920, in Harrodsburg, she was a daughter of the late Insco Williams and Charlotte DeVeau Forbes Rue. She was a homemaker and a member of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 
Survivors include her husband, James H. Ison; three daughters, Cathy Knight of Raleigh, N.C., Jean Connatser of Knoxville, Tenn., and Sallie D. Phelps of
Valencia, Calif.; three sons, Larry J. and Michael H. Ison, both of Harrodsburg, and David N. Ison of Knoxville; two sisters, Lois Reed of Harrodsburg and Aileen
Doehler of Littleton, Colo.; four brothers, Frank Rue of Ellis Island, Fla., Edwin ``Skip'' Rue of Lexington, Leslie Rue of Harrodsburg and Clarence Rue of Amarillo,
Texas; 28 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Services were scheduled this morning at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Danville, by Doyle Holdaway. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 

George W. Pemberton
MORELAND - George W. Pemberton, 94, of Sabina, Ohio, died Friday at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, Ohio.
Born Nov. 3, 1903, in Casey County, he was a son of James and Martha Wilson Pemberton and the widower of Clydia Pemberton. He was a warehouse worker
for Colonial Store in Cincinnati, and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Carl Pemberton of Rising Sun, Ind., and Joseph Pemberton of Phoenix, Ariz; a daughter, Leila Christman of Phoenix; a sister, Frances
Graham of Hustonville; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Poplar Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. James Lynn. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Church Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home. 

Sue E. Bowman
Services for Sue Elizabeth Bowman, 93, of Russell Street, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Little Zion Baptist Church, Burgin, by the Rev. Phillip Yates. Burial will be in
Robinson-Roe Cemetery.
She died Friday at Christian Health Care Center in Lexington.
Born Feb. 20, 1905, in Mercer County, she was a homemaker and a member of Loyal Benevolent Society 3, Burgin. She was the widow of Dan Bowman.
Survivors include two daughters, Bertha Bowman and Beatrice Penman of Danville; a son, Jack Bowman of Danville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Leon Montgomery, Herbert and Paul Durson, Cecil Bartleson, Richard Brothers and James Dunn. Honorary pallbearers are James and Bennie
Payne, Wallace Parks, Eugene Faulkner and Ralph McKitric.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the church.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Obituaries April 29, 1998

Elmer Elliott
Elmer A. Elliott, 85, of Lyons Court, Hustonville, a former postmaster and city councilman at Hustonville, died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical
Center.
Elliott was postmaster from 1956 to 1979 at the Hustonville Post Office. He also was a farmer. He also was a school teacher and administrator for 18 years in
Casey and Lincoln counties. He began teaching in a one-room school at Mount Olive, was principal at Moreland Elementary, and ended his career at Hustonville
High School.
He served two terms from 1980-84 as a member of the Hustonville City Council. A military veteran, he served four years in the Navy.
A Casey County native, Elliott grew up in the Mount Olive community. He also was an agricultural instructor for veterans under the supervision of the University of
Kentucky faculty. He taught veterans about farming and keeping accurate records of farm programs.
Survivors include his wife, Velma Elliott, and one son, Michael Elliott of Harrodsburg.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland. 

Delmer Gilbert
STANFORD - Delmer Gilbert, 59, of East Main Street, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
Born Nov. 11, 1938, in Harlan County, he was a son of the late Sam and Lillie Jones Gilbert. He was a machinist.
Survivors include two sons, Russell Gilbert of Xenia, Ohio, and Randy Gilbert of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; a daughter, Beckey Gilbert of Canton, Ohio; two brothers,
Ray Gilbert of Richmond and Shirley Gilbert of Stanford; two sisters, Opal Denney of Stanford and Wilma Gilbert of Kokomo, Ind.; and six grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Billy Sharp. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.
Visitation is noon Thursday until time of service. 

Mary W. Hafley
LEBANON - Mary Pauline Wheeler Hafley, 74, of Gravel Switch, died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born July 2, 1923, in Marion County, she was a daughter of the late James and Minnie Mullins Wheeler and the widow of James Woodson Hafley. She was a
member of Gravel Switch Methodist Church and a former nursing assistant at Marion Manor Nursing Home.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary L. Bottom of Gravel Switch; a sister, Aileen Wardlow of Gravel Switch; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Gravel Switch Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hayesville Cemetery.
Visitation is after 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bosley Funeral Home. 

G. Stewart Hoffman
MIDDLETOWN - G. Stewart Hoffman, 87, of Middletown, died Monday at the Jewish Hospital, Louisville.
Born in Cooperstown, Penn., he was a retired teacher, a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Louisville, and past president of Kiwanis Club. He was the
widower of Gladys Wentworth Hoffman.
Survivors include a son, Ronald S. Hoffman of Louisville; two daughters, Judy Strickler-Hoffman of Louisville and Kathy Deas Hoffman of Danville; four
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Roger L. Hoffman.
Services will be Thursday at the Forum at Brookside, Louisville. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Bellevue Cemetery, Danville.
Visitation is 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. today at Heady-Willhite-Ballard Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. 

Gale D. Meeks
LIBERTY - Gale Delano Meeks, 52, of Bardstown, died Monday at home.
Born April 27, 1946, in Casey County, he was a son of Ollie Strong Meeks of Bardstown and the late Velber Meeks. He was a former truck driver and the
widower of Linda Richardson Meeks.
Other survivors include five sons, Brent and Brian Meeks, both of Liberty, Gale D. Meeks Jr. and Jeff Meeks, both of Russell Springs, and Anthony Snow of Kings
Mountain; a daughter, Crystal Snow of Kings Mountain; a brother, David Meeks of Bardstown; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Jesse Long. Burial will be in Trace Fork Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bartle Funeral Home. 

Delbert L. Southerland
MORELAND - Delbert Lee Southerland, 62, of Moreland, died Tuesday in Lincoln County of natural causes.
Born March 23, 1936, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Sid and Ethel Shepperson Southerland. He was a retired employee of Trim Masters, Harrodsburg,
where he worked for 10 years, and was a former 13 year employee of ATR maintenance department. He was a member of Moreland First Baptist Church, and
Hustonville Lodge 184. He was a Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Carey Southerland; two sons, Randy Southerland of Moreland and Keith Southerland of Stanford; a daughter, Lisa Robinson of
Hustonville; three brothers, Robert Southerland of Stanford, Buddy Southerland of Parksville and Paul Southerland of Gravel Switch; three sisters, Edith Terrell of
Hustonville, Laura Pearl Wilson of Danville and Agnes Mark of Florence; and four grandsons.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Glen Johnson. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mike Payton, Bud Jeffries, Mike Dean, Robert Gisler, Richard Miles and Paul Rice.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Thursday with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. 
Memorials may go to West End Rescue Squad. 

Pearl Goode
Services for Pearl Goode, 87, formerly of Waveland Avenue, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Tim Mathis. Burial will be in Bellevue
Cemetery.
She died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 8, 1911, in Washington County, she was a daughter of the late John and Ida Walker Upton. She was a waitress at Boyle Pharmacy for 20 years, and a
member of First Baptist Church and Ruth Sunday School class. She was the widow of Robert Goode.
Survivors include three sons, Jim Goode of Sebastian, Fla., Larry Goode of Lexington, and Bennie Goode of Danville; two daughters, Anne Cocanougher of
Danville and Judy Harmon of Perryville; four brothers, Leon, Bobby and George Upton, all of Greensburg, and A.D. Upton of Maryland; two sisters, Kathryn
Beagles of Greensburg and Thelma Young of Atlanta, Ga,; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dale Joslyn, Steve Sebastian, Bradley Harmon, William Jarvis, George Sexton and George Sexton II.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to First Baptist Church. 

Andrew J. Dean
LIBERTY - Services for Andrew Justin Dean, 17, of West Highway 70, will be 2 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Revs. John Sparr and
Eugene Smith.
He died Sunday from injuries in an automobile accident near his home.
Pallbearers will be Dennis and Ben Rinehart, Anthony and Brad Dean, Clay Sweeney and Greg Cross.
Honorary pallbearers are Jay Price, Brent Ware, Mike True, Marshell Summers, Greg Lawhorn and Geneva Bell. 

George W. Pemberton
MORELAND - George W. Pemberton, 94, of Sabina, Ohio, died Friday at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, Ohio.
Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Poplar Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. James Lynn. 
Pallbearers are Carl, Joseph, Earl Van and J.W. Pemberton, Phillip Graham and Mark Davis.


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