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Obituaries June 15, 1998

Ruby Luttrell Burnett
LIBERTY - Ruby Luttrell Burnett, 75, of Hwy. 910, died Saturday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. 
Born Nov. 22, 1922, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late John and Emma Sutherland Luttrell. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was the widow of James Burnett. 
Survivors include three brothers, Arnold Luttrell of Liberty; Cecil and Owen Luttrell, both of Russell Springs; and one sister, Vonnie Luttrell Whittle of Liberty. 
Services were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at McKinney Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in the Birdie Russell Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Freddie and Truman McDonald, Steve and Michael Luttrell, David Bryant and Steve Meeks. 

Stanley Dennis
LANCASTER - Stanley Dennis, 86, died Sunday in Crane Hill, Ala.
Born Aug. 11, 1911, in Lancaster, he was a son of the late Frank and Awilda Hamilton Dennis. He was a retired grocer and a member of the Christian Convention. 
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Grimes Dennis of Alabama; one son, Lynn F. Dennis of Alabama; two brothers, J.R. and Jerry Dennis, both of Lancaster; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ramsey Funeral Home by Kevin Naillieux and Jerome Frandle. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Tuesday. 

Elizabeth Hazlett Drury 
STANFORD - Elizabeth Hazlett Drury, 71, of Tampa, Fla. died Saturday at Tampa General Hospital.
Born April 21, 1927, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Georgia Ann Phillips Hazlett. She was a homemaker and a member of Tropical Acres Baptist Church. She was the widow of John Drury.
Survivors include a son, Stanley Joe Stone of Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Shelia Reed of Stanford; four brothers, Joe Hazlett of West Chester, Ohio, Johnny Hazlett of Loveland, Ohio and Jack and Harry Hazlett, both of Stanford; three sisters, Nellie Von Gruenigen of Stanford, Florence Mason of Stanford and Alyce Hoop of Hustonville; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Funeral Home by the Revs. James Bland and Gary Yocum. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be William, Christopher, B.J. and Harry Hazlett Jr., Don Houp II, Tommy Mason Jr, Mike Austin and Warren Von Gruenigen Jr.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Gideon International.

Ruth Mahanes
LANCASTER - Ruth Mahanes, 92, of Highway 52 West in Paint Lick, died Sunday at Kentucky Veteran's Center.
Born Oct. 1, 1905, in Paint Lick, she was the daughter of the late M.K. Ross Sr and Laura Estridge Ross.
She was a retired sales supervisor at Olan Mills Photography and a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church. She was a member of the Paint Lick Cemetery Board and a World War II veteran, serving in the Woman's Army Corps. She was the widow of Maxwell C. Mahanes.
Survivors include a brother, Kenton Ross of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ramsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Paint Lick Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronald, Charlie, John and Ann Rogers, Herlin McQuerry and Ralph Mays.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today. 

Thomas W. Proffitt Sr.
LANCASTER - Thomas W. Proffitt Sr, 81, of Highway 52 West, Paint Lick, died Sunday at Pattie A. Clay Hospital.
Born Oct. 16, 1916, in Clay County, he was a son of the late William Harrison and Martha Hardigree Proffitt. He was a retired U.S. postal carrier and an elder of the Leavell Green Christian Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He served as chaplain for the Disabled American Veterans chapter in Richmond.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas Proffitt.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Clark Proffitt of Paint Lick; four sons, Thomas W. Proffitt of Paint Lick, Daniel Profitt of Danville, Lt. Col. Paul Clark Proffitt of Columbia, S.C., and Timothy Proffitt of Junction City; two daughters, Janie Rosenbalm of Richmond and Mary Eve Kirkland of Lexington; six brothers, George B. Proffitt of Hagerstown, Ind., Abijah Proffitt of New Albany, Ind., Edward and Robert R. Proffitt, both of Louisville, and Clarence and Colman H. Proffitt, both of Dublin, Ind.; two sisters, Frances Maggard of Phoenix, Ariz. and Miranda Oaks of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; and 11 grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Leavell Green Christian Church by the Revs. Dale Ballinger and Gordon Sowers. Burial will be in Paint Lick Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Darrell, Nicholas, Patrick, Matthew and Jimmy Proffitt and Jeremy Burke.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Ramsey Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to the Paint Lick Cemetery Board.

Obituaries June 16, 1998

Iona D. Wilson 
MORELAND - Iona Dexter Wilson, 75, of Hustonville died Monday at her home.
Born Oct. 11, 1922, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Lucien and Maggie Mills Wilson. She was a member of Maxey's Valley First Church of God and a homemaker. A daughter, Shirley Napier, predeceased her.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest Wilson; four sons, Marvin and Carl Wilson, both of Hustonville, Donald Wilson of Newport and Earl Wilson of Moreland;
two daughters, Dorothy Price of Perryville and Pauline Moberly of Nicholasville; a brother, Virgil Wilson of Gravel Switch; two sisters, Geneva Porter of Mitchellsburg and Louise Maddox of Waynesburg; 23 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. James Cobb. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Troy Wilson, Melvin Wilson Jr. Timmy Wilson, Kevin Wilson, Eric Wilson, Jerry Price, Jeff Moberly and Jerry Moberly.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today. 

Obituaries June 19, 1998

Irene L. Burtnick
Irene Louise Burtnick, 60, of Reva Ridge Drive, died June 9 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband, Sidney Burtnick; and two sons, Kenneth Burtnick of Canandaigua, N.Y., and Douglas Burtnick of New York City; and a sister, Mary Negraeff of Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Memorials may be sent to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 767 Fifth Avenue, 46th floor, New York, N.Y. 10153. 

George L. Brock
BRODHEAD - George Leonard Brock, 88, Beech Street, Crab Orchard, died Wednesday at Rockcastle County Hospital, Mount Vernon.
Born Jan. 22, 1910, in Rockcastle County, he was a son of the late Floyd and Nancy Jane Stepp Brock. He was a retired blacksmith and belonged to Mount Vernon Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors are four sons, William Brock of Somerset, Paul Brock of Virmilion, Ohio, Dale Brock of Norwalk, Ohio, and Timothy Brock of Birmingham, Ohio; three daughters, Hilda Faye Sheets of Birmingham, Ohio, Brenda Jackson and Beverly Vetrovsky, both of Amherst, Ohio; 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Watson Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Smott. Burial will be in Negro Creek Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today. 

James R. Wilson
Services for James Rex Wilson, of Hogue Hollow Road, Junction City, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Alum Springs First Church of God by the Rev. David Watson. Burial will be in the Wilson Cemetery.
Born June 19, 1929, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Martin and Eva Wilson. He was a retired heavy equipment mechanic and operator and a member of the Alum Springs First Church of God. 
Survivors include a son, Jimmy Wilson of Junction City; three daughters, Dorothy Jane Snow of Casey County, Pattie Wilson and Sonya Jones, both of Junction City; four brothers, Raymond and Jesse Wilson, both of Junction City, Alfred Wilson of Danville and Bobby Wilson of Lexington; three sisters, Alma Rothwell of Lincoln County, Betty Naylor of Lexington and Ann Senn of Florida; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Randall, Lonnie and Gary Wilson, Rex Alan Snow, Raymond Wilson Jr. and Lil Jim Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Stamper, Sam Belcher, Donald Reed, Billy, Jimmy and Stevie Douglas. 
Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. Saturday at Preston-Pruitt.

Obituaries June 22, 1998

Frank A. Derringer
LIBERTY - A Stanford man drowned while swimming with family and friends at the Fishing Creek Recreation Area in Pulaski County, police said. 
According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, Frank Arnold Derringer, 29, was pulled out of the water by Pulaski County EMS and the Pulaski County
Rescue Squad's dive team at about 7:45 p.m. CDT Saturday. No other details were immediately available. 
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife continue to investigate the incident. 
Born Aug. 13, 1968, in Indiana, he was a son of Rodrick and Ruth Derringer of Monrovia, Ind. He was a truck driver. 
Other survivors include his wife, Debra Brown Derringer; a stepson, Mitchell Brown of Stanford; two stepdaughters, Amy Brown of Ohio, and Melissa Moore of
Stanford; two brothers, John Derringer of Indianapolis, Ind., and Brian Derringer of Hustonville; two sisters, Lisa Derringer of Hustonville and Donna Wagle of
Stanford; and two step grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Burial will be in Caney Fork Cemetery. 
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Hugh R. Rowland
Hugh Robert ``June Bug'' Rowland Jr., 57, of Crystal Springs Drive, died Sunday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Born Feb. 9, 1941, in the Rowland Community, Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Gertrude Hacker and Hugh Robert Rowland Sr. He was a mechanic and
partner in R&N Racing Shop, and attended Herrington Lake Pentecostal Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Crabtree Rowland; two daughters, Natalie Thomasson of Junction City and Cynthia Hukle of Danville; a brother, Lee Rowland of
Danville; and a sister, Betty Goodlett of Bowling Green; and five grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Tuesday. 

Martin L. Gibson
PERRYVILLE - Martin Lee Gibson, 74, of Buckner Street, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Janece Gibson.
Arrangements are incomplete at Wilder Funeral Home.

Cora A. Moore
PERRYVILLE - Services for Cora A. Moore, 91, of South Bragg Avenue, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery by the Rev. Pat Chamberlain.
She died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be Julian Moore, Dickie Mayes, Richard Campbell, Clyde Austin and Ken Baskin.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at Wilder Funeral Home.

Obituaries June 22, 1998

Frank A. Derringer
LIBERTY - A Stanford man drowned while swimming with family and friends at the Fishing Creek Recreation Area in Pulaski County, police said. 
According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, Frank Arnold Derringer, 29, was pulled out of the water by Pulaski County EMS and the Pulaski County
Rescue Squad's dive team at about 7:45 p.m. CDT Saturday. No other details were immediately available. 
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife continue to investigate the incident. 
Born Aug. 13, 1968, in Indiana, he was a son of Rodrick and Ruth Derringer of Monrovia, Ind. He was a truck driver. 
Other survivors include his wife, Debra Brown Derringer; a stepson, Mitchell Brown of Stanford; two stepdaughters, Amy Brown of Ohio, and Melissa Moore of
Stanford; two brothers, John Derringer of Indianapolis, Ind., and Brian Derringer of Hustonville; two sisters, Lisa Derringer of Hustonville and Donna Wagle of
Stanford; and two step grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Burial will be in Caney Fork Cemetery. 
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Hugh R. Rowland
Hugh Robert ``June Bug'' Rowland Jr., 57, of Crystal Springs Drive, died Sunday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Born Feb. 9, 1941, in the Rowland Community, Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Gertrude Hacker and Hugh Robert Rowland Sr. He was a mechanic and
partner in R&N Racing Shop, and attended Herrington Lake Pentecostal Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Crabtree Rowland; two daughters, Natalie Thomasson of Junction City and Cynthia Hukle of Danville; a brother, Lee Rowland of
Danville; and a sister, Betty Goodlett of Bowling Green; and five grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Tuesday. 

Cora A. Moore
PERRYVILLE - Services for Cora A. Moore, 91, of South Bragg Avenue, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery by the Rev. Pat Chamberlain.
She died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be Julian Moore, Dickie Mayes, Richard Campbell, Clyde Austin and Ken Baskin.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at Wilder Funeral Home.

Obituaries June 23, 1998

Mary D. Gebhart
LAKESIDE PARK - Mary Dye Gebhart, 68, of Lakeside Park, died June 13 at St. Luke Hospital West, Florence.
She was a retired teacher and member of Hebron Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband, V.L. Gebhart; two sons, Thomas H. Gebhart of San Antonio, Texas; and William E. Gebhart of Lakeside Park; a sister, Margaret D.
Short of Hustonville; a brother, Bill Dye of McKinney; and three grandchildren.
Services were held June 18 at Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home in Erlanger with burial in Highlands Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.
Memorials my go to McKinney Alumni Scholarship Fund, c/o Johnny Elliott, 4626 Hwy. 198, Hustonville, 40437; or favorite charity. 

Edna L. Watkins
LIBERTY - Edna Lee Watkins, 99, of Taylor Street, died Monday at home.
Born Sept. 2, 1898, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Riley Ann Sanders Murphy. She was a retired substitute teacher and insurance
agent and a member of First Christian Church. She was charter member of Bicentennial Heritage Corp., Liberty Garden Club and Casey County Homemakers
Club. She was the widow of W.M. Watkins.
Survivors include three daughters, Josephine Foster of Liberty, Elizabeth Baker of Kihei, Hawaii, and Sharleen Power of Richmond; a son, Dr. James R. Watkins of
Harrodsburg; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Liberty First Christian Church by the Rev. Homer Hecht. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is 5:30-9 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to W.M. Watkins Scholarship Fund. 

Hugh R. Rowland
Services for Hugh Robert ``June Bug'' Rowland Jr., 57, of Crystal Springs Drive, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Tommy Walls and
Jeff Coulter. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
He died Sunday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be John, Marvin and Robert Rowland, Leo Johnson, Woodrow Goodlett II, Finn Watson, Freddie Hogue and Elmer Crabtree.
Honorary pallbearers are Randy and Brandi Lee Hukle, Johnny Crabtree, Gary, Robert and Michael Merriman and Jeremy Thomasson.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today. 

Martin L. Gibson
PERRYVILLE - Services for Martin Lee Gibson, 74, of Buckner Street, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Rev. John Watts. Burial will be
in Hillcrest Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born July 30, 1923, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Everett and Ethel Carpenter Gibson. He was a carpenter retired from Yankey Brothers Builders, a
member of Perryville Baptist Church, and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Geniece Toombs Gibson; a daughter, Becky Holderman of Perryville; three sons, Jerry Gibson of Danville, and Harold and Mike Gibson,
both of Perryville; a brother, Oscar Gibson of Ormond Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Chester and Marvin Harberson, Marty, Brice, and Calvin Gibson, David Ballard and Derek Holderman.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today. 

Obituaries June 24, 1998

Jacqueline A. Hale
Jacqueline Lynn Atkins Hale, 33, of Lexington, formerly of Stanford, died Saturday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center after a long illness.
Born Sept. 20, 1964, in Danville, she was a daughter of Lillie Mimms Atkins Richards of Stanford and the late James F. Atkins. She also was preceded in death by a stepfather, Jesse Richards. She was a computer programmer, a 1982 graduate of Lincoln County High School and a 1989 graduate of Arizona State University.
She was a member of Hollis Chapel Baptist Church in Portland, Tenn.
Other survivors include two daughters, Fallon M. and Amber N. Hale, both of Stanford; two sisters, Darlene Martin of Deerpark, Ohio, and Janice Risner of Stanford; a brother, James T. Atkins of Houston, Texas; two half sisters, Ella Moore of Hustonville and Lula Bray of Franklin, Ohio; and a stepsister, Arlene Ragle of Junction City.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at Buffalo Springs Cemetery by the Rev. Barry Delaney.
Pallbearers were Lanny and Jeremy Martin, James Risner, Jeff Simpson, Gary Richey and Larry Walls. 

Ernest C. Neat
Services for Ernest Clifford Neat, 80, of Main Street, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Indian Hills Christian Church by the Revs. Odis Clark and Lee Cox. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, Columbia.
He died Monday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 7, 1917, in Adair County, he was a son of the late Joe and Pearl Cundiff Neat. He was a retired employee of Columbia Gas Co. and a member of Indian Hills Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Etta Mae Logsdon Neat; two sons, Jimmy Neat of Perryville and Clifford Neat of Cynthiana; a stepson, Tommy Bledsoe of Frankfort; a stepdaughter, Marchetta Carmicle of Danville; a brother, Samuel Neat of Columbia; a sister, Clara Morris of Campbellsville; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bill Pulliam, Charlie Hill, Mike and Greg Neat, Mike Blankenship and Phillip Carmicle. 
Honorary pallbearers are present and former employees of Columbia Gas, Dr. Finley Hendrickson, Chris Ross and Bill Hendrickson.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorials may go to Forward By Faith, c/o Indian Hills Christian Church, Grabruck Drive, Danville. 

Obituaries June 28, 1998

John Swain
John ``Jack'' Swain, 86, of Hacienda Heights, Calif., died Thursday in Berryman Health Center.
He was the brother of the late Enos Swain, who served as editor emeritus and editor and general manager of The Advocate-Messenger and The Kentucky
Advocate. Enos Swain died in 1987.
Born in Smithfield, Jack Swain was a graduate of Centre College. After earning a master's degree from Gallaudet College, he returned to Danville to teach at the
Kentucky School for the Deaf. He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II. He was a Presbyterian.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Swain; one daughter, Leslie Santee of Denver; one son, John Swain of Sacramento; two sisters, Mary Swain Wood of Dallas and
Dorothy Patterson of Bradenton, Fla.; and two grandsons. 

James L. Reynolds
STANFORD - James Lee Reynolds, 59, of East U.S. 150, Crab Orchard, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.
Born Sept. 21, 1938, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Kenis and Tishie Neal Reynolds. He was an aircraft mechanic for Aerotech, Inc., Junction City,
and a retired U.S. Army sergeant 1st class, Vietnam. He was also a past master of the Crab Orchard Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Bennie Howard Reynolds; one son, James L. Reynolds II of Lancaster; two daughters, Joyce Reynolds of Crab Orchard and Phyllis
Reynolds Hurst of Lancaster; three brothers, Charles Reynolds of Seffner, Fla., Curtis Reynolds of Brandon, Fla. and Joe Reynolds of Charleston, S.C.; two sisters,
Ruth Severs of Brandon, Fla. and Anna Rodriguez of Florida; and one grandson.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today at Crab Orchard Cemetery by Dan Gutenson.
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Hester Garr
Services for Hester Garr, 87, of Garrard County Extended Care Center, Lancaster, formerly of Danville, will be 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Second
and Walnut streets, by the Rev. Richard Hill. Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Houston, Everett Daugherty, Willie Allen, June Christy, Jack Bowman and Michael Smith.
She died Wednesday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital, Lancaster.
Born July 8, 1910, in Danville, she was the daughter of John and Belle Kirk Harris. She was the widow of Wes Garr. She was a homemaker and a member of First
Baptist Church, Second and Walnut streets, where she was a member of the BTU, Prayer Band, Lend A Hand Club, Women's Bible Class and Visitation Team.
Visitation will be from noon-1 p.m. Monday at the church.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mary J. Deshon
LANCASTER - Services for Mary Helen Jones Deshon, 81, of Kentucky Court, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Rush.
Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Danny Irvin, E.J. Hasty, Hal Bastin, Kenneth Adams, Clyde Sherrow and Otis Carrier.
She died Friday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 29, 1916, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late Donaldson and Lottie Mae Jones. She was the widow of E.P. Deshon and belonged to
Lancaster Baptist Church.
Survivors include one sister, Marie Isaacs of Lancaster.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today. 


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