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Obituaries June 7, 1998

Gerald A. Dreon
HARRODSBURG - Gerald Anthony Dreon, 67, of Danville Road, died Friday at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington.
Born April 16, 1931, in New Kensington, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph and Marguerite Bernardon Dreon. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict
and a retired machinist for ATR in Danville. He belonged to First Baptist Church, Broadway.
Survivors include his wife, Viola Mae Langford Dreon; two daughters, Melody Brown and Tammy Allen, both of Harrodsburg; one brother, Oliver Dreon of New
Kensington, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Tim Mathis. Burial with military rites will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Allen, Rodney Brown, Robert Langford, Bob Wright, Foster Hooker and Hubert Brown.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today. 

Emma Morgan
LIBERTY - Emma Morgan, 93, of Taylor Street, died Friday of injuries sustained in an auto accident about 6 p.m. Friday at U.S. 127 and Ky. 817.
Born Nov. 18, 1904, in Pendleton County, she was the daughter of the late Eli and Flora McAninch Wesley. She was a housewife and a member of Liberty United
Methodist Church. She was the widow of Delbert Morgan and was preceded in death by three daughters, Peggye L. Morgan, Ann Gail Morgan and Bobbie Jean
Morgan, and one son, James Morgan.
Survivors include two sons, D.W. Morgan of Liberty and Marcus Morgan of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; two daughters, Marion Foley of Cincinnati and Flora
Bentley of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Georgia Humphrey and Ibby Wesley, both of Liberty; two brothers, Paul Wesley and Carl Wesley, both of Liberty; 10
grandchildren; 11-great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Liberty United Methodist Church by the Revs. Don Barnett and Ray Hanke. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Donald Wilson, Ray Overstreet, John T. Wesley, Johnnie Beard Jr., Frank Kinnard and Leonard Wilkinson.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home. 

Judy Gorley
PERRYVILLE - Graveside services for Judy Eileen Yankey Gorley, 51, of Church Street in Gravel Switch, will be 2 p.m. today at Elder Cemetery, Casey County,
by the Rev. Troy Ray.
She died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Active pallbearers will be Barry Ellis, Allen Ellis, Buford Carpenter, Roger, Johnson, James Warren Nielsen and Mark L. Morgan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Gorley, Greg Yankey, Joseph B. George, Samuel Todd Spalding, Jude A. Hagan, Michael Jaglowicz and Elmer J. George.
Visitation will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Wilder Funeral Home. 

James R. Johnson
Services for James Robert Johnson, 81, of Kentucky Avenue, will be 11 a.m. Monday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church by Father Paul Prabell. Burial will be
in Bellevue Cemetery.
He died Thursday at Kentucky Veterans Center, Wilmore.
Born Jan. 17, 1917, in Junction City, he was the son of the late Arthur and Hannah Nosco Johnson. He was a retired carpenter and a picture framer for Maple Tree
Gallery and served in the Army Air Corps Medical Corps in World War II. He helped with work at Carol's Gifts and Bridal Shop, the store owned by his daughter,
Carol Ann Johnson Senn of Danville, and also served as a community and school volunteer. He belonged to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Ova Furr Johnson.
Active pallbearers will be Barry Coulter, Lanny Coulter, Mike Coulter, Gerald McKinney, Curt Stevens and Tom Mudd.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Hutchinson, Larry Halcomb, Joe Major, Pedro Hernandez, Johnny Sheene, Tony Wilder and Charles Preston.
Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Heritage Hospice. 

Raymond L. Sleet
PERRYVILLE - Services for Raymond L. Sleet, 71, of West Second Street will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Perryville Christian Church by the Rev. Willie Newby. Burial
with military rites will be in Spring Hill Cemetery of Perryville.
He died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.
Survivors include six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Active pallbearers will be the Brotherhood of First Baptist Church of Perryville.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Perryville City Council and the Perryville Lions Club.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday at Perryville Christian Church.
Wilder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Sonja M. Stewart
Graveside services for Sonja Mae Stewart, 55, of York Lane, Junction City, were 11 a.m. Friday at Danville Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Wayne Stevens.
She died Wednesday at her home.
Pallbearers were Mike Allen, David Stewart, David Russell and Steve Allen.
Stith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Laverne Collier
HARRODSBURG - Services for Laverne Collier, 65, of New Dixville Road will be 2 p.m. today at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Ernest Martin.
Burial will be in the Patterson Cemetery.
She died Friday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 19, 1932, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Ansel and Gertie Devine Catlett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Benton
Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Terry Sallee of Lancaster; two daughters, Jeaneen Collier and Peggy Harley, both of Harrodsburg; one brother, J.C. Catlett of Mercer
County; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tony Best, Bruce Catlett, David Best, John Best, Pete Jones and Rusty Waldridge.
Visitation will be after 7 a.m. today until time of the service.

Obituaries June 10, 1998

Lucien M. Collins
Lucien M. Collins, 79, of West Lexington Avenue, died today at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born Sept. 26, 1918, in Boyle County, he was a son the late Walter and Mary Burke Collins. He was a self-employed painting contractor. 
Survivors include his wife, Laura Reese Collins; two sons, a daughter and two stepdaughters; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Junction City Cemetery.
Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home. 

Mary M. Dillon
Mary Miller Dillon, 102, died Monday at River Valley Nursing Home in Butler.
Born May 6, 1896, in Europe, she was a daughter of the late Anton and Mary Miller. She was a retired farmer and homemaker and a member of SS. Peter and
Paul Catholic Church, Danville. She was the widow of Douglas King and James V. Dillon.
Survivors include a sister, Anna Louise Altenbach of Cincinnati.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church by the Revs. Paul Vieson and Paul Prabell. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is 11:30-12:30 p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to United Cerebral Palsey, 3601 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229; or River Valley Nursing Home Patient Fund, 305 Taylor Road,
Butler, Ky. 41006. 

Ruby Hourigan
HARRODSBURG - Ruby Hourigan, 74, of Mockingbird Drive, died Wednesday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born Sept. 28, 1923, in Washington County, she was a daughter of the William and Retta Long. She was a retired transportation worker for Eastern State Hospital,
Frankfort, and a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Horace Hourigan; two daughters, Charlotte Hammond of Danville and Brenda Creamer of Shelbyville; a brother, Nooe Long of
Harrodsburg; two sisters, Edith P. Bogie of Frankfort and Martha Yates of Harrodsburg; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday and after 7 a.m. Friday. 

Debra and Tamara Williams
MORELAND - Joint services for Debra Bogie Williams and her daughter, Tamara Williams, both of Summerville, S.C., will be 2 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt
Funeral Home by the Rev. Albert Giesler. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Douglas Williams, Byron Williams, Tim and Michael Spaulding and Lann Bogie and Chad Bogie.
Bill Bogie of Bend, Ore., is a surviving brother of Debra Williams. His name was omitted by the funeral home Tuesday. Also, her son is Byron Williams. His name
was misspelled.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today. 

Cecil L. Davis
Services for Cecil Lewis Davis, 62, of Lancaster Estates, Lancaster, will be 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Lancaster, by the Rev. J.J. Evans. Burial will be in
Duncantown Cemetery.
He died Sunday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center of natural causes.
Born July 6, 1935, in Lancaster, he was a son of the late Pete Lloyd and Sally Davis. He was a chef for the Rogers family, Lexington, and a member of First Baptist
Church.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Davis; a son, Ronald Davis of Lancaster; two daughters, Sharon Penix of Lancaster and Caroline Davis of Port Chester, N.Y.; a
brother, James Davis of Lancaster; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Cecil C. Davis.
Pallbearers will be Darryl Spillman, Curt Ison, Billy Dailey, Terry Dunn, Simon Norris and Elvis Buford.
Honorary pallbearers are Cabal Merritt, Calvin Anderson, Eddie Mitchell, Roscoe Cole, Cecil Dunn and Taylor Leavell.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Cyrus Estes
WAYNESBURG - Services for Cyrus M. Estes, 72, of Pond School Road, Kings Mountain, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the
Rev. Chester Cornett. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery with military rites by Caswell Saufley Post 18, American Legion.
He died Monday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Born May 20, 1926, in Waynesburg, he was a son of Mollie Addington Estes of the Pond Community, and the late Lester Estes. He was a retired employee of
Reliance Electric in Columbus, Ind., and a farmer. He attended Pond Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II.
Other survivors include his wife, Lemma Maedell Jones Estes; two sons, Garry L. Estes of Flat Rock, Ind., and Neil B. Estes of Columbia, Ind.; two daughters,
Patty S. Shaw of Shelbyville, Ind., and Sherry G. Thorne of Indianapolis; two brothers, Ralph L. Estes of Waynesburg and James A. Estes of Lexington; a sister,
Ruby F. Samples of Clinton; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by infant twin sons, Jerry and Jimmy Estes.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to the Pond Baptist Church. 

Wesley M. Tyler
HARRODSBURG - Services for Wesley Maurice Tyler, 87, of Deep Creek Road, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev.
Don Reed. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Monday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Pallbearers will be Keith, Kevin, Kelly and Steve Tyler, Greg Hunt and Dr. Scott Young.
Honorary pallbearers will be R.B. Robinson, Wayne and Joe Russell, Myron Lawson, James Claunch and members of Shelby E. Tyler Sunday School Class of
Burners Chapel Baptist Church.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Thursday until time of service. 

Obituaries June 11, 1998

Juanita W. Goodlett
HARRODSBURG - Juanita Wilson Goodlett, 84, of Kirkwood Road, Salvisa, died Wednesday at Taylor Manor, Versailles. 
Born Aug. 11, 1913, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late Martin L. and Hattie Diskell Gritton and the widow of Powell G. Goodlett. She was a
homemaker and a member of Kirkwood Baptist Church, Women's Missionary Union and Ransdell Reapers Sunday School Class.
Survivors include two sons, Lloyd S. Goodlett of Lexington and Robert F. Goodlett of Springfield; and six grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Kirkwood Baptist Church by the Rev. Ray Coates and Ada Bruce Gash. Burial will be in Kirkwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerry, Bruce, James, John Alvin and Charles Goodlett and Robert Prather.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may go to Taylor Manor, 300 Berry Ave, Versailles, 40383. 

Hugh E. Reed
HARRODSBURG - Hugh Ellsworth Reed, 92, of Moreland Avenue, died Wednesday at Harrodsburg Health Care Center after a long illness.
Born Nov. 21, 1905, in Harrodsburg, he was a son of the late William H. and Leila VanArsdall Reed. He was a longtime employee of the Harrodsburg Herald
where he was a printer, and a lifelong member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church where he served as deacon and choir member. He was a former assistant Scout
master for Boyle Scout Troop 178. He was a 1925 graduate of Harrodsburg High School where he played baseball and football. 
Survivors include his wife, Lois Rue Reed of Harrodsburg; two sons, Ronald H. Reed and William H. Reed, both of Versailles; four grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McClellen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Hartman. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. 
Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may go to James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. 

LaVerne D. Haselden
LANCASTER - A memorial service for LaVerne Dickerson Haselden, 94, of Warner-Robbins, Ga., formerly of Lancaster, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the
Lancaster Cemetery by the Rev. William Hawkins with visitation at 1:30 p.m. at the cemetery.
She died Feb. 1, at the home of her son.
Born June 14, 1903, in Lancaster, she was a daughter of James E. and Lillian Pierce Sutton Dickerson. She was a retired teacher who taught for 30 years in
Garrard and Shelby Counties. She was a 1924 graduate of Transylvania College where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and The Honors Literary
Society. She was a member and Sunday School teacher at First Christian Church, Shelbyville. She was the widow of J.R. Haselden.
Survivors include a son, Joe D. Haselden of Warner-Robbins; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Lucien M. Collins
Graveside services for Lucien M. Collins, 79, of West Lexington Avenue, were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Junction City Cemetery by the Rev. Barry Harmon.
She died Wednesday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.
Pallbearers are Robbie Underwood, Ricky and Tony Smith, Gary, Greg and Larry Thompson.
Stith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Mary M. Dillon
Services for Mary Miller Dillon, 102, will be 1 p.m. Friday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church by the Revs. Paul Vieson and Paul Prabell. Burial will be in
Bellevue Cemetery.
She died Monday at River Valley Nursing Home in Butler.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Hrobart, Alex Tapp, Jim Kehoe, Bob Heyer, Pete Hernandez and George Sederburg.
Visitation is 11:30-12:30 p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to United Cerebral Palsey, 3601 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229; or River Valley Nursing Home Patient Fund, 305 Taylor Road,
Butler, Ky. 41006. 

Ruby Hourigan
HARRODSBURG - Services for Ruby Hourigan, 74, of Mockingbird Drive, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert
DeFoor. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.
Pallbearers will be David and Joe Willis, Jimmy Coyle, Larry and Mick Long, and Gene Yates.
Honorary pallbearer is Harold Goodlett.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Friday.

Obituaries June 12, 1998

Francis W. Yilk
Francis William ``Fritz'' Yilk, 86, of North Fifth Street died Thursday at Danville Center for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born May 12, 1912, in Cedar Rapids, Neb., he was a son of the late Florian H. and Kathryn Hoelscher Yilk. He was a retired salesman of irrigation equipment for
Heinzman Engineering Inc. He was the widower of Margaret Day Yilk, a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and a graduate of Hastings Business
College, Hastings, Neb.
Survivors include a son, James F. Yilk of Englewood, Colo.; a daughter, Virginia Robertson of Danville; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by a daughter, Judith A. Yilk Thompson.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church by the Revs. Paul Prabell and Charles McDonald. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in
Hastings.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice of Danville. 

Vernon C. Stephens
PERRYVILLE - Vernon Cleveland Stephens, 72, of Mitchellsburg, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 15, 1926, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Balford and Margaret Wilson Stephens. He was a retired road construction worker, a Baptist and
served in the Army during World War II. 
Survivors include his wife, Edna Frances Chambers Stephens; two sons, Ronald Stephens of Mitchellsburg and Vernon Stephens of Plainview, Ohio; a daughter,
Wanda S. Holly of Junction City; a brother, Balford H. Stephens of Henry County; a sister, Patricia A. Burkhead of Lebanon; six grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilder Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chambers Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Saturday. 

Irene L. Burtnick
CORNING, N.Y. - Irene Louise Burtnick, 60, of Riva Ridge Drive, Danville, died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may go to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 767 Fifth Ave., 46th Fl., New York, N.Y. 10153.
Haughey Funeral Home, Corning, is in charge of arrangements. 

Frances W. Murphy
HARRODSBURG - Frances Watts Murphy, 57, of Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg, died Thursday at her home of natural causes.
Born May 27, 1941, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late T.R. and Easter Patrick Watts. She was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church,
Lawrenceburg, and the widow of Wayne A. Murphy.
Survivors include two sons, William R. Bast of Simpsonville and Roger E. Bast of Campbellsville; two daughters, Julie Cubert of Lawrenceburg and Eva Lathrem of
Salvisa; five brothers, Joe A. and Billy Watts, both of Harrodsburg; Leslie Watts of Walton, and David Watts of Lawrenceburg; three sisters, Mildred Lewis, Virgie
Peavler and Patricia Phillips, all of Harrodsburg; and 13 grandchildren.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Jeff Eaton and Bob Jones. Burial will be in New Providence Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today. 

Hugh E. Reed
HARRODSBURG - Services for Hugh Ellsworth Reed, 92, of Moreland Avenue, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McClellen Funeral Home by the Rev. David
Hartman. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. 
He died Wednesday at Harrodsburg Health Care Center after a long illness.
Pallbearers will be Leslie Rue, Richard Dartt, Joe Humber, Thomas Reed, Jay Schmidt and Leon Keeling.
Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.


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