Obituaries July 8, 1998
Rosemary Gooch, 48, of Stanford, died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born Nov. 27, 1949, in Versailles, she was a daughter of the late James
W. and Georgia C. Howard. She was a member of Boneyville Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Jackie Gooch; a son, Jackie M. Gooch
Jr. of Stanford; a brother, James Howard Jr., of Baltimore, Md.; and two
sisters, Jennie Dody of Louisville and Edith Logan of Danville.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Bethel AME Church by the Rev. Kelvin
Robinson. Burial will be in Gooch Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Robert E. Handley
HARRODSBURG - Robert Edwin Handley, 82, of Whitenack Lane, died Tuesday
at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Born March 2, 1916, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Samuel
W. and Bessie Handley. He was a retired foreman for Federal Paper Board
of New York, an Air Force veteran of World War II, a member of the Protestant
Church and a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge. He was the widower of Margaret
Survivors include a son, Glenn H. Handley of Texas; a daughter, Barbara
Haley of Mercer County; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Alexander Royalty Funeral Home
by the Rev. Garry Allen. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Thursday.
William H. Hatchett
HARRODSBURG - William H. ``Billy Hume'' Hatchett, 62, of Davie, Fla.,
died Tuesday at North Ridge Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Born Aug. 16, 1935, in Harrodsburg, he was a son of Neoma Sanford Hatchett
of Marietta, Ga., and the late Woodson A. Hatchett. He was a Marine Corps
veteran and an auto auctioneer for Adessa Auctions in Florida.
Other survivors include a brother, Jimmy Hatchet of Davie, Fla.; and
a sister, Anne Hatchett Tyler of Marietta, Ga.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at McClellen Funeral Home by the Rev.
Mark Girard. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Margaret S. Hopkins
LANCASTER - Margaret Mary Loretta Ann Spinnewebber Hopkins, 72, of
Nicholasville, died Monday at her home.
Born July 2, 1926, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late
Edward Spinnewebber and Mildred Davis Harry. She was a homemaker and attended
Buena Vista Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Zack Hopkins of Garrard County; five
daughters, Jean Day, Joan Drury and Wanda Day, all of Nicholasville, Sue
Tuggle of Lancaster and Rosie Saylor of Crab Orchard; two sons, Zack Hopkins
Jr. and Johnny Hopkins, both of Nicholasville; a sister, Sue Ashby of Peru,
Ind.; a brother, Cecil Harry of Cincinnati, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; and
eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five sons, Mike,
Clarence, Billy, James and Ernest Hopkins.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs.
Larry Harris and Dan Barnes. Burial will be in Negro Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Day,
Donald Day, Roger Drury, Tommy Saylor, Jesse Tuggle and Ernest Hopkins.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 5-9 p.m. Thursday.
LANCASTER - Bronce McCulley, 84, of Hwy. 300, Stanford, died Tuesday
at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 30, 1913, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Raymond
and Dorie Calico McCulley. He was a retired farmer and a member of Gunns
Chapel United Methodist Church. He was the widower of Nancy Clark McCulley.
Survivors include three nephews, Paul McCulley of Stanford, Bryce McCulley
of Lancaster and Donnie McCulley of Nicholasville; and three nieces, Mary
Bourne, Florence Murphy and Betty Arnold, all of Lancaster.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs.
Don Hatton and Glen Spann. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today.
Mary K. Penn
NICHOLASVILLE - Mary Katherine Penn, 96, of Danville, formerly of Wilmore,
died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born in Jessamine County, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and
Nannie Lowry Penn. She was a retired bookkeeper with Wilcox Heating and
Plumbing Co., and was a member of the Wilmore Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include three sisters, Nellie Herriford, Ann Edwards and
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hager and Cundiff Funeral Home
by the Rev. Katherine Redmond. Burial will be in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. until time of service
Memorials may go to the Wilmore Presbyterian Church.
John W. Randolph
FRANKLIN, Ind. - John W. ``J.F.'' Randolph, 60, of Franklin, formerly
of Liberty, died Tuesday at Johnson Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 18, 1937, in Liberty, he was a son of Virgil and Myrtle Whited
Randolph. He was a welder and set-up man for Arvins Industries for 35 years
and a member of Faith Evangelical Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lorene Burks Mathis; five daughters, Sharon
Clements of Clementsville, Beverly Pierce, Kay Brown and Pauletta Foster,
all of Liberty, and Marcie DeHart of Dunnville; a stepdaughter, Mary Bollinger
of Clermont, Fla.; a son, Joseph Randolph of Liberty; a stepson, Steve
Mathis of Franklin, Ind.; four brothers, Charles Randolph of Sharonville,
Ohio, Harold Randolph of Mooresville, Ind., Glen Randolph of Liberty, and
Ronnie Randolph of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Lucille Streevel and
Violet Wood, both of Liberty; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home
by the Rev. Ralph Stocklin. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday.
HARRODSBURG - Bethel Sallee, 85, of Wildwood, Fla., formerly of Mercer
County, died Tuesday at We Care Nursing Home, Wildwood.
She was a daughter of the late Cavenaugh and Virginia Brummett Pench.
She was a homemaker and a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church and Mercer
County Senior Citizens. She was the widow of Leroy Sallee.
Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Cummins of Florida; two half
brothers, Glenn Ransdell and J.W. Ransdell, both of Indiana; a half sister,
Leona Hutton of Lawrenceburg; and two grandsons.
Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.
Shirley R. Vaught
BURLINGTON - Shirley R. Vaught, 70, of Florence, died Tuesday at Florence
Park Care Center.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Church of Christ and Florence
Survivors include a son, Kenneth Vaught of Florence; a daughter, Donna
Edwards of Burlington; two sisters, Nancy Bradshaw of Stanford and Betty
Holder of Somerset; three brothers, Curtis Woodall of Blueridge, Ga., and
Douglas Woodall of Jacksonville, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Linnemann Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.
Visitation is 11 a.m. Friday.
Memorials may go to American Cancer Society, 7730 U.S. 42, Suite C6
and 7, Florence, 41042-9856; or First Church of Christ, PO Box 880, Burlington,
Arah E. Tarter
HARRODSBURG - Services for Arah E. Tarter, 81, of Harrodsburg, were
scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati, by the Rev.
She died Monday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born May 6, 1917, in McGoffin County, she was a daughter of the late
Leck and Maude Coffey Patrick. She was a machine operator for a number
of years in the Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., a member of New Bethel Baptist
Church, Norwood, Ohio, and the widow of Waco Tarter.
Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann Dean Venters of Harrodsburg; a
sister, Virginia Wilkerson of Cincinnati; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may go to Haggin Hospital.
Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries July 10, 1998
MACON, Ga. - Skylar Lee Johnson, infant son of Kasey and Julie Johnson,
died June 25.
Other survivors include his brother, Tristan Johnson of Macon; grandparents,
Ronald and Sharon Lowe and Vicki Johnson all of Macon, and Louie and Vicki
Johnson of Danville; great-grandparents, Mattie Goldsmith of Louisville
and Carol Johnson and Lynn Baker of Danville.
Graveside services were held at Macon Memorial Park.
Memorials may go to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1818,
Memphis, Tenn., 38101.
Thomas A. White
LIBERTY - Thomas Alva White Sr., 66, of Henson Creek Road, died Thursday
at his home after a long illness.
Born Oct. 14, 1931, in Taylor County, he was a son of the late Omer
and Lottie Phillips White. He was a retired employee of Argus Chemical
Co. in Louisville and an Air Force Korean War veteran. He was a member
of New Life Fellowship Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Hovious White; three sons, Richard
Corbin, Thomas White Jr. and Rodney White, all of Louisville; two daughters,
Glendora Cecil of Marengo, Ind., and Roseanna Hurst of Louisville; a brother,
James White of Campbellsville; a sister Louise Borders of Louisville; five
grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by
the Rev. Jerry Reliford. Burial will be in Hardin Cemetery, Adair County.
Pallbearers will be Gary and Doug England, Wilbur Phillips, Sylvester
Keltmer, Willie Clifton and Sam Harrison.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday.
Obituaries July 12, 1998
Warren W. Westerfield Sr.
PERRYVILLE - Warren Wallace Westerfield Sr., 60, of Forkland Road,
Parksville, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 19, 1937, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Ernest
Hardin and Sarah Elizabeth Clarkson Westerfield. He was preceded in death
by his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Hinkle Westerfield.
He and his wife were foster parents and humanitarians who helped many
needy children over the years.
He retired after 30 years with Salsman Brothers Construction Co. of
Bardstown and was a member of Southern Avenue Baptist Church in Danville.
Survivors include three daughters, Judy Lanham, Betty Stephens and
Donna Sue Westerfield, all of Danville; a son, Warren Westerfield Jr. of
Parksville; three sisters, Betty Mitchell of Mitchellsburg, Gladys Holman
of Parksville, and Amelia Minor of Louisville; three brothers, James Westerfield
of Danville, Donald Westerfield of Gravel Switch, and Kenneth Westerfield
of Marion, Ind.; and four grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wilder Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Taylor-Clarkson Cemetery.
Visitation is after 3 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may go to Woodlawn Children's Campus, 1151 Perryville Road,
COLUMBIA - Autrice Jessee, 75, of Columbia, father of a Danville man,
died Thursday at Westlake Regional Hospital emergency room.
He was the son of the late Carver and Nellie Estes Jessee, a charter
member of Trinity United Methodist Church, World War II veteran, businessman,
retired farmer, and was employed by the city of Columbia for more than
Survivors include his wife, Lola Arleen Jessee of Columbia; a daughter,
Janice Turner of Columbia; two sons, Wendell Jessee of Danville and Tony
Bruce Jessee of Columbia; a brother, Estil Jessee of Columbia; a sister,
Beatrice Hagan of Columbia; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church by
the Revs. William Davenport and Kenneth Jessee. Burial will be in Antioch
Cemetery with military rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
Visitation will be until 1 p.m. today at Grissom Funeral Home, followed
by visitation at the church.
Hubert R. Preston
LANCASTER - Services for Hubert Rabe Preston, 81, of Lexington Road,
Danville, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. Lewis
Smith and Barry Jeffries. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Damron Miracle, George Ray Preston, Marvin
Preston, Stevie Preston, Ryan Preston and Darrell Kidd.
Visitation is 4:30-9 p.m. today.
Preston died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 28, 1916, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Earl
and Moody Hurt Preston. He was a retired farmer, member of Pleasant Grove
Christian Church, and the widower of Annie Mae Drury Preston.
He was preceded in death by two sons, John and George Preston, and
a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Preston.
Survivors include four sons, Jessie Preston, Edwin ``Buster'' Preston
and Donald Preston, all of Lancaster, and Charles H. Preston of Danville;
four daughters, Doris Lottis, Carolyn Miracle, Glenda Preston and Bettie
Kidd, all of Danville; four sisters, Ruth Turner, Ida Rae Clifton, Grace
Peel and Edith Baker, all of Lancaster; four half-sisters, Nina Gilliam
and Patsy Gilliam, both of Lancaster, Bonnie Ledford of Stanford and Lemona
Turner of Lancaster; three half-brothers, Virgil Preston and Kinnaird Preston,
both of Mitchellsburg, and David Preston of Lancaster; 24 grandchildren;
and 19 great-grandchildren.
Hugh D. Montgomery
Hugh Daniel ``Danny'' Montgomery, 59, of East Main Street, Danville,
died Friday at his home.
Born Oct. 22, 1938, in Danville, he was a son of Dan B. Montgomery
of Danville and the late Martha Ewing Montgomery. He was a retired supervisor
at American Greetings Corporation and was the widower or Frances Rapier
Montgomery. He graduated from Junction City High School in 1956, attended
University of Louisville and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a former
member of the Suburban Kiwanis Club and was a Baptist. He lived in Brigham
City, Utah, for 16 years before transferring to Kentucky with American
Survivors in addition to his father include a son, Daniel Hart Montgomery
of Everett, Wash., and three sisters, Virginia Saylor, Marianne Mims and
Julie Followell, all of Danville.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Bellevue Cemetery. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral
Obituaries July 13, 1998
Grace G. Bell
MORELAND - Grace Godbey Bell, 93, of Radcliff, died Saturday at Hardin
Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown.
Born March 4, 1905, in Casey County, she was a daughter of Richard
B. and Margaret Godby Godbey. She was a homemaker, a member of the Methodist
Church and the widow of William E. Bell.
Survivors include a son, Don Bell of Harrodsburg; three daughters,
Billie Terrell of Louisville, Joan Whelan of Brandenburg and Janet Downey
of Radcliff; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by a son, Bobby Bell.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the
Rev. Wayne Watts. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.
Alamander Eldridge Jr.
WAYNESBURG - Alamander Eldridge Jr., 74, of Pleasant Point School Road,
died Sunday at Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Born Aug. 31, 1923, in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Alamander
and Mary J. Banks Eldridge. He was a retired employee of Lincoln Lumber
Co., and an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Liza Boggs Eldridge; two sons, Jeffery
Eldridge of Enid, Okla., and Anthony W. Eldridge of Gallatin, Tenn.; three
daughters, Cordelia Pruitt and Annette Young, both of Gallatin, Tenn.,
and Nancy Terry of Louisville; two brothers, Delmer Ratliff of Waynesburg
and Matt Eldridge of Lebanon, Ohio; a sister, Irene Wike of Ypsilanti,
Mich.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Scott Young, Adam Huff, Drew Yarborough, Dale and
Harold Ratliff and Louie Wilson.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant View Baptist Church by
the Rev. Vola Brown. Burial, with military rites by Caswell Saufley American
Legion Post 18, will be in Double Springs Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at the church.
Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
LANCASTER - Virgil Hardwick, 93, of North Third Street, Danville, died
Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 3, 1904, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Frank
and Minnie Humphrey Hardwick. He was a self-employed contractor and a member
of Centenary United Methodist Church and Franklin Lodge 28.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey Hardwick; and a sister, Flossie
Tuttle of Lancaster.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ramsey Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be J.D. Ray, Lyndell Hunt, Ricky Ray, Vernon Gallagher
and George White.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today.
LIBERTY - Richard Wheeler, 91, of Dry Ridge Road, died Saturday at
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born July 17, 1906, in Casey County, he was a son of the late John
F. and Mary A. Hardin Wheeler. He was a retired farmer and a member of
the Nazarene Church.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel McQueary Wheeler; four sons, Riley
Wheeler of Knoxville, Tenn., Denver Wheeler and Buell Wheeler, both of
Middleburg, and Oval Wheeler of Liberty; four daughters, Orpha Hreha of
Liberty, Violet Smith of Stanford, Roxie Ford of Hustonville and Naomi
Goodman of Yosemite; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and three
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the
Rev. Edward Brown. Burial will be Brush Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Carlos, Jimmy, Billy, David, Buddy and Timmy Wheeler,
Johnny Coleman and Mike Hreha.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today.
Gaynor E. Hatfield
Services for Gaynor Elaine ``Gaye'' Hatfield, 60, of Chrisman Circle,
will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Indian Hills Christian Church by the Rev.
Odis Clark. Burial will be in Meta Cemetery, Pike County.
She died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Born Oct. 4, 1937, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Homer
and Fannie Terry. She was a registered nurse having served as nursing supervisor
at Kentucky Veterans Center, Wilmore. She also helped to open the Alzheimers
unit there. She was a member of Indian Hills Christian Church and formerly
worked at United Mine Workers Hospital in Pike County. She helped to open
Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, was a nursing supervisor at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center and Berea Hospital. She was a member of
the Kentucky and American nurses associations, was past president of Kentucky
Board of Nursing, and was a founding and current board member of Sayer
Survivors include her husband, Ernest Hatfield; a son, Kevin T. Hatfield
of Lexington; a daughter, Kimberly A. Walls of Danville; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Rod Weisert, Dr. Mark Holbrook, Dave Adkinson,
Mike McChord, Brad Wilson, Lucas, Ance, Hank Hatfield. Honorary pallbearer
is Floyd Hatfield.
Vitiation is 2-9 p.m. today and 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at her home, 575 Chrisman
Memorials may go to Indian hills Christian Church.
Stith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
B. Don Shannon
A private service will be held for Benny Don Shannon, 70, of Allene
Drive. He died Saturday at University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Born Feb. 24, 1928, in Oakdale, Tenn., in he was a son of the late
William and Edna Wollum Shannon. He was an employee of Wall Rope Inc.,
a member of First Baptist Church, and a graduate of Danville High School
where he was captain of the football and basketball teams in 1945. He was
a member of Danville Country Club, and was club champion in 1970.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Jean Shannon; two daughters, Donna
Gaines of Stanford and Cynthia Damron of Lexington; a son, Steve Shannon
of Hanes City, Fla.; a brother, James Shannon of Griffin, Ga.; seven grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to Danville High School Athletic Association.
Warren W. Westerfield Sr.
PERRYVILLE - Services for Warren Wallace Westerfield Sr., 60, of Forkland
Road, Parksville, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wilder Funeral Home by the
Rev. Mike Wright. Burial will be in Taylor-Clarkson Cemetery.
He died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was
a graduate of Parksville High School.
Pallbearers will be Lee Newton, Eric Stephens, Todd Lashley, Richard
and David LaFollette, Phil Carter and Perry Douglas.
Honorary pallbearers are Lawton King and Richard Salsman.
Visitation is after 3 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Woodlawn Children's Campus, 1151 Perryville Road,