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Obituaries July 8, 1998

Rosemary Gooch
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 Ostrom Handley.
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. 

Bronce McCulley
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 Christine Gretter.
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 Thursday.
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. 

Bethel Sallee
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 Mallwalkers.
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, 41005. 

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. Jerel Coffey.
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

Skyler Johnson
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, Danville.

Autrice Jessee
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 20 years.
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 6097.
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 Greetings.
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 Home. 

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. 

Virgil Hardwick
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. 

Richard Wheeler
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 great-great-grandchildren.
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 Christian Village.
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 Lane.
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, Danville. 


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