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Obituaries July 23, 1998

Herbert Beasley
Herbert `` Snooks'' Beasley, 71, of Jeffersonville, Ind., died Monday at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Beasley; stepmother, Priscilla Beasley of Danville; four brothers, the Rev. Clay Beasley, Sam Beasley and Charles Beasley, all of Danville, and William Beasley of Shelbyville; three sisters, Margaret McAdoo of Danville, Emma Dawson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Stella Turner of Louisville.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. James AME Church in Jeffersonville.
Information courtesy of Smith-Jackson Funeral Home. 

Gregory L. Case
Gregory Louis Case, 82, of Lisa Avenue, died Wednesday at Danville Center For Health and Rehabilitation.
Born March 18, 1916, in Fayette County, he was a son of the late Alfred T. and Louise Martin Case. He was owner of Case Grocery for 23 years and is a former owner of Case Used Cars. 
Survivors include his wife, Georgia Minor Case; a son, Tommy Case of Danville; a daughter, Ruth Ann Sweet of Danville; a brother, Zay Case of Danville; three sisters, Dorothy Caton of Harrodsburg, Ruth Chapman and Alma Daugherty, both of Danville; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Friday. 

William H. Epperson Jr.
FALLON, Nev. - William Henry Epperson Jr., 81, of Fallon, died Sunday at Tahoe Pacific Hospital, Sparks, Nev.
Born May 9, 1917, in Junction City, he was a son of the late William H. and Anne Kelly Epperson. He was a retired chief gunner's mate in the Navy, having served 25 years.
Survivors include three sons, Brian K. Epperson of Window Rock, Ariz., Gary Epperson of Milton, Wash., and Kevin Epperson of New Haven, Conn.; a daughter, Lynn Morgan of Sun Valley, Nev.; two stepsons, Fred Hamilton and Rodney Hamilton, both of Kentucky; and three stepdaughters, Donna Lane, Jackie Campbell and Marsha Shannon, all of Kentucky; a sister, Hazel Franklin of Danville; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held noon Friday at Ross, Burke and Knobel Mortuary. Burial will be in Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Fernley, Nev. 

Robert D. Sheene
MORELAND - Services for Robert Durham Sheene, 81, of Moreland, will be 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Watts. Burial will be in Moreland Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at his home.
Born Feb. 28. 1917, in Boyle County, he was a son the late William L. and Anna Gooch Sheene. He was a retired carpenter, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Moreland United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Iva Dean Bradshaw Sheene; two sons, Benny Sheene of Middleburg and Robert Sheene Jr. of Liberty; two daughters, Janice DeBord of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Nancy Randolph of Richmond; a sister, Carrie Hamn of Indiana; five brothers, Eugene Sheene of Moreland, Grady Sheene of Gloucester, Va., Donald Sheene of Newport News, Va., Dallas Sheene of Hampton, Va., and Kenneth Sheene of Abelene, Texas, 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Benny and Robert Sheene, Gary DeBord, Val Randolph and Daryol and Danny Bailey.
Visitation is 4 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Moreland United Methodist Church or Hospice of Danville.

Obituaries July 26, 1998

Harvey L. Moore
PERRYVILLE - Harvey L. Moore, 78, of Keene, Ky., formerly of Boyle County, died Friday at his residence.
Born June 24, 1920, in Boyle County, he was a retired farmer and the widower of Loretta Cox Moore.
Survivors include a daughter, Rosie Lee Elliott of Jessamine County; a stepson, Jerry Wayne Warner, also of Jessamine County; and six grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Hillcrest Cemetery by the Rev. Wayne Malone.
Visitation is after 8 a.m. Tuesday at Wilder Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Ricky and Mark Caudill, Ernest Brim, Bobby Hulette, James Redmon and Gilbert Graham. 

Charles R. Estes
STANFORD - Charles Ray Estes, 59, of Upland Drive, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born June 1, 1939, in Columbia, he was a son of the late Clarence and Mary Franklin Estes. He was a retired North American Phillips Lighting employee, where he worked for 35 years. He was a member of Stanford Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda Reynolds Estes; two sons, Michael D. Estes and Tim Estes, both of Stanford; a brother, Garnett Estes of Cincinnati; four sisters, Bessie Harmon, Inis Phillips and Nancy Franklin, all of Columbia, and Evelyn Kearns of Shepherdsville; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Stanford Baptist Church by the Revs. Tim Boschen and Steven Smith. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Caudill, Elmore Wardlow, Pat Peck, Clyde Oaks, Charles Sallee, D.L. Jeffries, Glenn Spoonamore and Amos Vonlinger.
Memorials may be made to Stanford Baptist Church Christian Life Center, Gideons International and the American Cancer Society.
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Charles ``Tag'' Hatter
WAYNESBURG - Charles ``Tag'' Hatter, 83, of Kings Mountain, died Friday at Fort Logan Hospital, Stanford.
Born April 5, 1915, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Ransom and Rosa Napier Hatter. He was a retired Southern Railroad employee and farmer. He was a member of Grove Ridge Baptist Church and was a World War II Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Walls Hatter; a daughter, Roberta Hatter.
Survivors include five sons, Dallas Hatter of Waynesburg, Leonard and Bobby Gene Hatter, both of Lawrenceburg, and Lynville and Ronnie Hatter, both of Kings Mountain; four daughters, Jo Anna Floyd and Rose Alma Sims, both of Kings Mountain, and Juanita Carman and Betty Jean Falconbury, both of Waynesburg; a brother, Carl ``Tony'' Hatter; three sisters, Lela Dunham of Cincinnati, Fayrene Bryant of Columbus, Ohio, and Marlene Durham of Science Hill; 26 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. today at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by Chester Cornett. Burial will be in K.P. Hall Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Caswell Saufley Post #18 of the American Legion.
Pallbearers are Danny, Jackie and Dewayne Hatter, James Sims, Barney Floyd, David Falconbury and Darin Carman. 

Christopher K. Fultz
LONDON - Christopher Keith Fultz, 6, of Crab Orchard, died Thursday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born May 1, 1992, in Laurel County, he was a son of Donald Fultz of Crab Orchard and Jamie Minch of Michigan. He would have been a first grade pupil at Crab Orchard Elementary School this fall.
Survivors include a stepmother, Anita Fultz; two brothers, Cory Akers and Anthony Akers, both of Crab Orchard; grandparents, Chester Fultz, Connie Wyatt and Gary and Maria Tuttle, all of Florida; and another grandmother, Vickie Schroeder of Michigan.
Services are 2 p.m. today at Bowling Funeral Home by the Rev. Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, London. 

Obituaries July 27, 1998

Charles R. Estes
STANFORD - Services for Charles R. Estes, 59, of Upland Drive, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Stanford Baptist Church by the Revs. Tim Boschen and Steven Smith.
He died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers are Ronnie Caudill, Elmore Wardlow, Pat Peck, Clyde Oaks, Charles Sallee, D.L. Jeffries, Glenn Spoonamore and Amos Vonlinger. 
Honorary pallbearers are deacons of Stanford Baptist Church and Adult Men's Sunday School Class.
Memorials may go to Stanford Baptist Church Christian Life Center, Gideons International or American Cancer Society.

A.J. Johnica
LANCASTER - A.J. Johnica, 55, of Lexington Road, died Saturday at his home of natural causes.
Born July 25, 1942, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Chester and Gladys Vanderpool Johnica. He was an assistant manager of the Kroger meat department in Lexington and a former 22-year employee of County Market. He was a member of Forks of Dix River Baptist Church and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lexington. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, June Day Johnica; a son, Scotty J. Johnica of Lexington; a daughter, Karen L. Doolin of Nicholasville; two brothers, James S. Johnica of New Jersey, and Ray M. Johnica of Garrard County; four sisters, Alice A. Price, Lillian R. Johnica and Dora S. Vanderpool, all of Nicholasville, and Tiajuana D. Stacy of Danville; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Browning. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ernie Day, Lee Cornelius, Joey Price, Leslie Vanderpool, David Day and Billy Major.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today. 

Obituaries July 28, 1998
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Dora A. Driesler
Dora Amelia Driesler, 101, formerly of Waveland Ave., died Monday at Danville Center for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born April 16, 1897, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of Martiz and Odelia Burnhart Martin. She was the widow of Joe E. Driesler. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph F. Driesler of Bartow, Fla.; Morris M. Driesler of Owensboro; a brother, Morris Martin of Junction City; two sisters, Lilly Gordon of Lexington and Christine Young of Junction City; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Ernest Martin. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Leroy McElfresh, Zay Case, Eddie Martin, Sammie Martin, Steve Driesler and Trey Reaves.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice. 

Marshall Whittaker
LANCASTER - Marshall Whittaker, 89, of Jack Black Road, died Monday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born June 9, 1909, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late George and Nann Simpson Whittaker. He was a retired farmer, a member of Bryantsville Missionary Baptist Church and the widower of Hazel Montgomery Whittaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Minnie E. Lawson of Lancaster and Ruby M. Snowden of Richmond; two sons, Gordon Whittaker of Hustonville and William A. Whittaker of Lincoln County; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Zora Oliver. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Paul, Gary and Ronnie Lawson, Shane Whittaker, David Short and Ellis Fox.
Honorary pallbearers are Randy and Mark Lawson, David and Ronald Horn and Michael Fox.
Visitation is 6:30-9 p.m. today. 

FUNERALS 

Flossie E. Cross
Services for Flossie Elizabeth Cross, 87, of Bonta Lane, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness by Robert Shane. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery.
She died Sunday at her home.
Born Aug. 16, 1910, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Pierce and Charlotte J. Daniels Thomas. She was a homemaker, a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness and the widow of James Cross.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Kidd and June McQuerry, both of Junction City; two sisters, Edell Wright of Rensslaer, Ind., and Claudia Carman of Hillsboro, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Alan Johnson, Brad Vernon, Alex and Kelvin Gorley, Clint Ratliff, Tony Wilson and Jack Kent.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home. 

Anna M. Randolph
Services for Anna Margaret Randolph, 87, of Spring Run Road, Lexington, formerly of Danville, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Barrick. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville.
She died Monday in Lexington.
Born Dec. 28, 1910, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late William W. and Narcis Burger Wiggs. She was a homemaker, a member of Perryville United Methodist Church and the widow of Joseph P. Randolph.
Survivors include a daughter, Margaret A. Dean of Lexington; two sons, Bill Randolph of Fort Smith, Ark., and Kenneth Randolph of Danville; a brother, William Wiggs of Junction City; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. 

Wanda S. Owens
WAYNESBURG - Services for Wanda S. Owens, 69, of Waynesburg, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Vola Brown. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.
She died Sunday in Gadsden, Ala.
Born Sept. 15, 1928, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Ulysses G. and Allie J. Hale Stamper. She was a homemaker and member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. She was a Kentucky Colonel and the widow of Harold C. Owens.
Survivors include a brother, Glen Stamper of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Virginia Willis of Mars Hills, N.C., Dalna Hilton of Etowah, Tenn., and Joyce Hardwick of Waynesburg; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 6-8:30 p.m. today. 

Obituaries July 29, 1998

Wanda S. Owens
WAYNESBURG - Services for Wanda S. Owens, 69, of Waynesburg, were scheduled for be 10:30 a.m. today at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Vola Brown. Burial was in Double Springs Cemetery.
She died Sunday in Gadsden, Ala.
Born Sept. 15, 1928, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Ulysses G. and Allie J. Hale Stamper. She was a homemaker, a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star. She was a Kentucky Colonel and the widow of Harold C. Owens.
Survivors include two sons, Randy Owens of Boaz, Ala., and Gary Owens of Danville; a brother, Glen Stamper of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Virginia Willis of Mars Hills, N.C., Dalna Hilton of Etowah, Tenn., and Joyce Hardwick of Waynesburg; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Obituaries July 31, 1998

Clara M. Brown
MORELAND - Clara May Brown, 77, of Hustonville, died Thursday at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home. 

James E. Gibson
GLASGOW - James E. ``Red'' Gibson of Glasgow, died Wednesday at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.
Born in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Ernest and Lena Benedict Gibson. He was retired from Farmers Rural Electric and was a corporal in the Army 101st Airborne Division.
Survivors include his wife, Dessie Yocum Gibson; a daughter, Sue Houchens of Lucas; two sons, Steve and Joe Gibson, both of Glasgow; four brothers, Robert, Ernest, Gary and Danny Gibson, all of Danville; and two granddaughters.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Jonathan T. Joseph
STANFORD - Jonathan Tyler Joseph, son of Ernie R. Joseph and Nicole Martin of Stanford, was stillborn Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Other survivors include a sister, Cierra P. Joseph of Stanford; paternal grandmother, Brenda Joseph of Stanford; maternal grandparents, Stoney and Kathy Roy of Hustonville and Gary and Janice Payton of Stanford; great-grandparents, Margaret Deboard of Stanford, Willie Joseph of Lancaster, and Pauline Pemberton and Dolly Payton, both of Stanford.
Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Terry Morrison. Burial will be in Dix River Church of Christ Cemetery.

Edith Carney
Services for Edith Wilmot Carney, 83, of Brookside Drive, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. John McNerny. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
She died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born July 29, 1915, in Stanford, she was a daughter of the late James J. Wilmot and Katie F. Gooch. She was a homemaker, a member of Parksville Christian Church and the widow of Collins Carney.
Survivors include a brother, James R. Wilmot of Lexington; two sisters, Vivian W. Price of Stanford and Annola Wilmot of Danville.
Pallbearers will be David Cocanougher, John, Ralph and Lee Wilmot, Tom Sudduth, Leroy Boone Jr. and James Gooch.
Honorary pallbearers are Sidney Hill, James Thompson, William Irvine, and the men of Parksville Christian Church.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.

Obituaries Aug. 2, 1998

Helen Burks
SALVISA - Helen Burks, 89, of Cummins Ferry Road, Salvisa, died Saturday at Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg.
Born July 11, 1909, in Fayette County, she was a daughter of the late Howard Edward and Everlee DeBaun Vandyke. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church.
Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdall Funeral Chapel. 

Ethel M. Chance
LIBERTY - Ethel Marie Chance, 68, of Liberty, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born July 29, 1930, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Flora Turpin Brown.
She was a homemaker and was the widow of Russell Chance. 
Survivors include a daughter, Diane Byrd of Fla.; two sons, Danny Byrd of Nicholasville and Brett Chance of Ala.; a sister, Gladys Chadwell of Liberty; and two brothers, Elwood and Jimmy Brown of Columbus, Ind. 
Graveside services were 1 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Clifford DeHart at Southfork Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. 

Beatrice Elmore
WAYNESBURG - Beatrice Elmore, 72, of Waynesburg, died Friday at her home.
Born Jan. 12, 1926, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Judge and Mary Naylor Taylor. 
She was a homemaker and the widow of Frank Elmore. She was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church in Casey County. 
Survivors include two sons, Ricky Elmore of Waynesburg and Timmy Elmore of McKinney; two daughters, Rita Shannon of Hustonville and Debbie Owens of McKinney; a brother, Amos Taylor of McKinney; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Elmore.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Rick Naylor. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Burial will be in Peck Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home. 

Emma L. Wilkerson
LIBERTY- Emma Lois Wilkerson, 89, of Liberty, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 
Born Jan. 6, 1909, in Adair County, she was a daughter of the late James Thomas Lemmon and Ollie Mae Pelly. She was a homemaker and was the widow of Albert S. Wilkerson.
Survivors include two daughters, Alice Wingler and Elaine Patton of Columbia, Ky.; two sons, Charles Wilkerson of Columbia, Ky., and Mack Wilkerson of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Dora Davis of Columbia, Ky., and Opal Nankivel of Campbellsville, Ky.; a brother, Carl Lemmon of Columbia, Ky.; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at Ellyton Church by the Revs. Travis Keltner, Michael Lemmon and Clifford DeHart with visitation after 10 a.m. Burial will be in Ellyton Cemetery. 

Albert Wilson
LIBERTY - Albert Wilson, 66, of Liberty, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 
Born Oct. 28, 1931, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Everett and Dollie Saterfield Wilson.
He was a retired gate hauler.
Survivors include his wife, Reva Haste Wilson; a daughter, Rhonda Rowland of Liberty; three stepsons, Bradley Fair of Campbellsville and Stephen and Mike Fair of Liberty; three brothers, Estil, Arlis and Lester Wilson, all of Liberty; a sister, Josephine Wilson of Liberty; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be until time of services, 2 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. C. B. Carman. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery. 

Clara M. R. Brown
HUSTONVILLE - Clara May Roberts Brown, 77, of Hustonville, died Thursday at her home. 
Born Oct. 19, 1920, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Cyrus and Laura Wilkinson Roberts. She was a homemaker and member of Brush Creek Church of God in Casey County. 
Survivors include her husband, Clarence Austin Brown; two sons, James M. Lynn of Liberty and Clarence A. Brown Jr. of Harrodsburg; four daughters, Laura J. Jadrich of Indianapolis, Sharon R. Dees of Greenwood, Ind., Dorothy G. Carman of Liberty and Sherry L. Applegate of Middleburg; two stepsons, Joseph Brown of Indianapolis and Linvell Brown of Plainfield, Ind.; a brother, James Roberts of Ind.; three sisters, Dorothy Smith of Elizabethtown, Evona Fair of Indianapolis and Lavon Murphy of Liberty; 23 grandchildren; five step grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Chelsie D. Hanks.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Leonard Streeval. Her grandchildren will serve as active and honorary pallbearers. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Casey County.


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