Miscellaneous Boyle County, Kentucky Obituaries

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Obituaries May 8, 1998

Marie S. McSparin
Flora Marie Stephens McSparin, 88, of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Danville, died Thursday in New Port Richey.
Born Jan. 11, 1910, in Whitley City, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Flora Stanfill Stephens. She was a homemaker, a member of Centenary United
Methodist Church and the widow of Charles E. McSparin.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Gardner. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Sunday. 

Elsie C. Blanton
STANFORD - Elsie Viola Chadwell Blanton, 81, of Waynesburg, died Thursday at Stanford House Nursing Home.
Born Aug. 9, 1916, in Knox County, she was a daughter of the late Elbert and Ida Smith Chadwell. She was a homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist
Church. She was the widow of John C. Blanton.
Survivors include four sons, John Blanton Jr. of Eubank, Eugene Blanton of Waynesburg, Jimmy Blanton of Nancy and Farrell Blanton of Somerset; four daughters,
Sharon Clausen and Floria R. Messer, both of Waynesburg, Gloria J. Rogers of Danville and Loetta Smith of Parksville; a brother, Charlie Chadwell of Louisville;
27 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church by Cecil Roundtree and Charles Woodcock. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth and Kelvin Rogers, Anthony, Johnny and Jerrick Ray, Farrell Blanton, Jeffrey Messer and Keith Smith.
Honorary pallbearers are Gary, Johnny and Jimmy Blanton Jr., Michael Messer and Bruce and Clinton Smith.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home and noon until time of service Saturday at the church.
Memorials may go to McKinney Rescue Squad. 

John D. Curtsinger
MORELAND - John David Curtsinger, 82, of Connersville, Ind., died Wednesday at home.
Born Feb. 27, 1916, in Casey County, he was a son of Samuel R. and Elizabeth Bunch Curtsinger and the widower of Lora Mullins Curtsinger. He was an Army
veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Bywaters of England; a brother, J.C. Curtsinger of Connersville; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Greg Nimmo. Burial will be in Moreland Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday. 

Noah C. Gibson
LIBERTY - Noah Chester Gibson, 78, of Hustonville, died Thursday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born April 25, 1920, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Tim and Bessie Johnson Gibson. He was a retired farmer and a member of McKinney Christian
Church.
Survivors include his wife, Vatus Emerson Gibson; five sons, Larry Gibson and Dallin Gibson, both of Georgetown, Gary Gibson, Russell Gibson and Ricky Gibson,
all of Lincoln County; three daughters, Sue Bailey of Georgetown, Faye Roy of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Phyllis Wallen of Franklin, Ind.; three brothers, Alvin Gibson
of Lincoln County, Coy Gibson of Casey County and Dennis Foster of Harrodsburg; a sister, Adel Derry of Louisville; 20 grandchildren; and 17
great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Aaron Snelling. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today. 

Dallas Major
LANCASTER - Dallas Major, 70, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Wednesday at University of Cincinnati.
Born April 27, 1928, in Cincinnati, he was a son of Fannie Helton Major Saylor of Richmond and the late Dellie A. Major. He was a retired mechanic and a Navy
veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was the widower of Rose Marie Naegle Major. 
Other survivors include two daughters, Marie Stevens of Navarre, Fla., and Sandra S. Major; six sons, Gary Major of Daytona, Fla., Richard Major, James Major
of Lexington, Dallas Major, Charles Major of Louisville, and Dennis Major of Florence; two brothers, Ralph Major of Richmond and Earl E. Major of Garrard
County; a sister, Thelma Gullett of Seaman, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Browning. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of service Monday. 

Vela M. Reid
LEXINGTON - Vela Moran Reid, 84, of Lexington, died Thursday at Samariatan Hospital.
Born in Casey County, she was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church for over 50 years and taught Sunday School. She was a retired Fayette County
teacher and State social worker.
Survivors include two daughters, Faith A. Osborne of Lexington and Rebecca Pope of Dallas, Texas; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Centenary United Methodist Church, Lexington, by the Rev. Donald Durham, and 3 p.m. Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral
Home, Moreland. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home and 2 p.m. until time of service Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home. 

Obituaries May 10, 1998

Hobert Cochran
Hobert ``Shorty'' Cochran, 70, of Harding St., Danville, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 
Born June 14, 1927, in Marion County, he was the son of the late John and Janie Edwards Cochran. He was a general contractor, woodcrafter and member of
Southern Ave. Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Helen Cochran of Danville; three sons, Harold L. Cochran of Vernon, Fla., David W. Cochran of Danville and Claude R. Cochran of
Lynn Haven, Fla.; a brother, Tom Cochran of Danville; a sister, Ella Coulter of Jacksonville, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by a son, Charles Cochran.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Tim Mathis. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Casey County.
Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today. 

Nellie L. Kasak
Nellie L. Kasak, 79, of Riverside Drive, Danville, died Friday at her home.
Born Jan. 28, 1919, in Argo, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Swedo and the widow of Stephen Kasak. She was a former employee of
Borg and Beck Automotive Manufacturing Co., Chicago, and was a member of St. Blase Catholic Church, Argo, Ill.
Survivors include three sons, Gregory S. Kasak of Danville, Robert R. Kasak of Tampa, Fla. and Raymond J. Kasak of Elmhurst, Ill.; a daughter, Frances A.
Jeutter of Minneapolis; a brother, Joseph Swedo of Chicago; three sisters, Mary I. Swedo of Tampa, Fla., Rose Daviduke of Chicago and Margaret Warzynski of
Bedford Park, Ill.; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Kasak Jr.
Local arrangements are being handled by Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Bridgeview, Ill. Memorials may go to the Adult Daycare
Program at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center or to Heritage Hospice. 

Flossie Stinson
Flossie Conatser Stinson, 85, died Thursday at Charleston Healthcare Center. 
Born Nov. 29, 1912, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Florence Payton Conatser. She was the widow of Willie Bird Stinson. She was a
homemaker. 
Survivors include two sisters, Edith Von Linger of Stanford and Ethel Coleman of McKinney; and nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bellevue Cemetery by the Rev. David Harris. Visitation is after noon Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. 

Marie McSparin
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - Marie McSparin, 88, formerly of Danville, died here Thursday. 
Born Jan. 11, 1910, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Flora Stanfill Stephens. She was a homemaker, a member of Centenary United Methodist
Church and the widow of Charles E. McSparin. 
Survivors include two nephews, Clay Stephens of Danville and John Goldston of Warner Robbins, Ga.; and nine nieces, Kathleen Alford of Cincinnati, Doris Dailey
of Westchester, Pa., Billie Bock of Elkhart, Ill., Frances Cassidy of Ormond Beach, Fla., Frances Gibson of Louisville, June Hoover of Bristol, Tenn., Ruth
McDonald of Greensboro, N.C., Georgeanne Nevels of Whitley City, Ky. and Flora Williams of Hamilton, Ohio. 
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Gardner. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. today. 

Obituaries May 11, 1998

William Stateman Jr.
William J. Stateman Jr., 47, of Westwood Drive, died Saturday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Born Oct. 17, 1951, in Lebanon, he was a son of Virginia Stateman of Springfield and the late William Stateman. He was an employee of ATR Wire and Cable
Co., a member of Holy Rosary Church and American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Stateman of Danville; two sons, Telvin Stateman of Danville and Rolando Stateman of Perryville; four brothers, Donald L.
Stateman of Elizabethtown, James Stateman of Lebanon, Glen Stateman of Virginia, and Harold F. Stateman of Shelbyville; three sisters, Julia Stateman and Anita
Stateman, both of Radcliff, and Sharon Logan of Columbia, Tenn.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel AME Church, Stanford, by the Rev. Harold F. Stateman. Burial will be in Springfield Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kendall and Kenneth Cloyd, Lee Dawson, Bobby Hocker, Lawrence Spalding and Juan Perkins.
Honorary pallbearers are Charles Cloyd, Charles Mucker, Johnn Routt, Oneith Fitzgerald, Fonzie Johnson and Glen Gooch.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home. 

Elvin L. Blair
LIBERTY - Elvin Lewis Blair, 80, of Sander Ridge Road, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 14, 1917, in Adair County, he was a son of the late Virgil and Ida Sapp Blair. He was a farmer and a member of Barnetts Creek United Methodist
Church.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Elizabeth Sanders Blair; five sons, Ronald Blair, Bobby J. Blair, Wilbert Blair and Winford Blair, all of Columbia, and Charles Blair
of Mount Orab, Ohio; a brother, Herbert Blair of Michigan; three sisters, Beulah Rich of Columbia, and Virgie Thomas and Margie Farmer, both of Ohio; 10
grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Barnetts Creek United Methodist Church in Adair County by the Revs. Bobby Sexton and Travis Adams. Burial will be in
Haven Hill Cemetery, Columbia.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. 

Roy Ramsey
WAYNESBURG - Roy Ramsey, 70, of Eubank died Saturday at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center in Somerset.
Born June 12, 1927, in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late William H. and Flora Smith Ramsey. He was a machinist at McNeil Machine Shop in Akron,
Ohio, for 32 years, and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include a son, William B. Ramsey of Eubank; four stepdaughters, Kathy Zutavern of Eubank, Kelly Zutavern of Akron, Kim Zutavern of Sunnyvale, Calif.,
and Karen Zutavern of Somerset; two sisters, Clara Jeffers and Nettie Garrett, both of Johnson City, Tenn.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City, Va. Burial, with military rites, will be in Ramsey Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City Funeral Home. 

Charles H. Trigg
SPRINGFIELD - Charles Howard Trigg, 58, of Rosary Heights died Saturday at Homestead Nursing Home, Lexington.
Born Aug. 12, 1939, in Washington County, he was a son of Howard Trigg of Springfield, and the late Hattie Cooper Trigg. He was a farmer and member of Holy
Rosary Catholic Church.
Survivors also include two sons, Michael and Kevin Trigg, both of Lexington; two daughters, Jacqueline Trigg of Lexington and Penny Carol Key of Springfield; a
brother, William Ike Trigg of Springfield; two sisters, Rita Bates of Danville and Mary Frances Trigg of Springfield; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church by the Rev. Gerard Lessard. Burial will be in Saint Dominic-Holy Rosary Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joe Edelen, Pat Trigg, George William Trigg, Michael Paul Key, Rudi Trigg and Marshall Lee Edelen.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carey & Son Funeral Home.
Visitation is after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Obituaries May 12, 1998

Judith A. Allen
LIBERTY - Judith Ann Allen, 33, Segal Wesley Avenue, died Sunday at home of natural causes. 
Born Aug. 14, 1964, in Casey County, she was a daughter of Mary Katherine Long Scott and the late William Shelby Scott. She was a homemaker and a member
of Brush Creek Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include her husband Robert L. Allen; two sons, Isaac McKay Allen and Daniel Coleton Allen, both at home; five sisters, Sheila Cox and Ricky Jean
Whitis, both of Hustonville, Wanda L. Coffman of Liberty, Vicky Lynn Hicks of Columbia, Susan Douglas of Yosemite; three brothers, Gale L. Scott of Liberty,
and Timmy and Troy D. Scott, both of Hustonville. 
Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Brush Creek Pentecostal Church by the Revs. Brad Walden, Burl King and Don Clark. Burial will be in Whited
Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Donny Wilson, Tommy Weddle, Mike Brown, Calvin Brown, Hershel Price and Jim Worley.
Honorary pallbearers are Clifton Mays, Clark Hasty, Gene Payton, Dr. David Booth and Dallas Stafford. 

Marie G. Mudd
LEXINGTON - Marie Gartin Mudd, 76, of Lexington, died Thursday.
Born in Junction City, she was a daughter of the late William and Christine Gartin. 
Survivors include her husband, Francis P. Mudd; three daughters, Barbara Bellinger of Versailles, Sandra Clapp of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Patricia Bullock of
Louisville; a son, Thomas Mudd of Lexington; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Church by the Rev. Robert Nieberding with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Milward Mortuary-Southland was in charge of arrangements.

Nellie L. Kasak
Services for Nellie L. Kasak, 79, of Riverside Drive, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Blase Catholic Church, Argo, Ill.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Bridgeview, Ill.,
She died Friday at home.
Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Foran Funeral Home, Summit, Ill.
Memorials may go to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Adult Daycare Program, Heritage Hospice or Arthritis Foundation.
Stith Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. 

Willie L. Ison Jr.
LANCASTER - Services for Willie Lee ``June Bug'' Ison Jr., 54, of East Maple Avenue, will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Predestinarian Church by the Rev.
Barry Bowman. Burial will be in Duncantown Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 9, 1945, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Willie and Adella Humber Ison. He was a farmer and a member of Pleasant Run Baptist Church. 
Survivors include a brother, Anderson Ison of Lancaster; and a sister, Ruth Vandyke of Lancaster.
Pallbearers will be Albert Spillman, Michael Logan, Donald Carrier, Dewey and William Leavell, and Damon Norris.
Honorary pallbearers are Wade Burton, William McPherson, Henry Overstreet, Simon Norris Jr. and Joseph Mayes.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries May 13, 1998

Clyde D. Burton
Services for Clyde D. Burton, 67, of Junction City, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral home by the Rev. John Cato. Burial will be in Good Water
Cemetery, Pulaski County.
He died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center of natural causes.
Born Jan. 30, 1931, in Pulaski County, he was a son of the late Blucher and Vea Roarke Burton. He was a retired sanitation worker in Boyle County. 
Survivors include a son, Larry Burton of Junction City; two stepsons, James Duggar of Stanford and David Duggar of Maggies Valley, N.C.; a brother, Eddie
Burton of Danville; a sister, Nina P. Roysdon of Burgin; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be G.G. Harmon, Merl Claunch, Ralph Wray, Rick Henry, Jimmy Gibson and Jerry Gammon.
Honorary pallbearers are Boyle County Station 4 and Junction City Fire and Rescue Squads.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Obituaries May 14, 1998

Kathleen E. Jenkins
MIDDLEBURG - Kathleen Ellen Jenkins, 36, of Kings Mountain, died Tuesday in Stanford of injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Born Nov. 26, 1961, she was a daughter of Bernard and Martha Taylor Ewers of Springfield, Ohio. She was a homemaker.
Other survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Ewers of Springfield, Ohio, and Martha Lynn Grace Jenkins of Kings Mountain; a sister, Angela Ewers of
Springfield, Ohio.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. C.B. Carman. Burial will be in Salyers Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Poff, Ricky Bryant, Sam and John Phillips, Ronald Pittman, Della Bryant, Diana Poff and John Haggard. Honorary pallbearers are Billy
Griffin and Scotty Rayborn.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today. 

Franklin L. Pittman
MIDDLEBURG - Franklin Lee Pittman, 37, of Kings Mountain, died Tuesday in Stanford of injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Born Dec. 16, 1960, he was a son of Lena Mae Elliott Pittman of Waynesburg and Charlie Pittman of Danville. He was a mechanic.
Other survivors include four brothers, James C. Pittman of Waynesburg, William R. Pittman of Middleburg, Vernon L. Pittman of Bethelridge and James L. Pittman
of Liberty; five sisters, Lona L. Pittman and Effie M. Simpson, both of Liberty, Shirley P. Pittman of Elkhart, Ind., Mary A. Pittman of Kings Mountain and Betty J.
Griffin of Hustonville.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. C.B. Carman. Burial will be in Salyers Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Edward Rowland, Michael, James, Vernon and William Pittman and Joe Simpson.
Honorary pallbearers are Keith Pittman and Danny Poff.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today. 

V.W. Watts
HARRODSBURG - V.W. Watts, 84, of Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility, died there Wednesday.
Born Feb. 4, 1914, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Herman and Erye Divine Watts. He was the widower of Mary White Watts, a retired self-employed
milk distributor and a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Varner Wayne Watts Jr. of Danville; a daughter, Patricia Watts Robbins of Loudon, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary Frances Watts and Emma
Watts, both of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Rogers Watts of Atlanta, Ga., and Cecil Watts of Sebring, Fla.; two grandchildren; and a step great-grandchild.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at McClellan Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Defoor. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Harrodsburg Baptist Foundation. 

Charles E. Long
LANCASTER - Services for Charles E. Long, 76, of Herring Heights, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Zora Oliver. Burial will be in
Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Jan. 14, 1922, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Lewis and Myrtle Ross Long. He was a farmer, former Garrard County deputy sheriff and driver
for Sallee Horse Vans, Inc., Lexington. He was a Baptist and an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille White Long; a stepdaughter, Barbara J. Yeakey of Lancaster; a sister, Anna J. Newton of Lancaster; three step grandchildren;
and a step great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Hall, Floyd Pingleton, Dwight Lancaster, Ray Hammonds, Gary Oliver and Paul Leavell.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today.


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