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Obituaries Aug. 3, 1998

G.T. Lester
PERRYVILLE - George Thomas Lester Jr., 66, of North Jackson Street, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 24, 1932, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late George and Eula Dest Lester. He was a farmer and bookkeeper for Burley Tobacco Warehouse in Danville for over 40 years. He was a member of Perryville Baptist Church, past president of Perryville Lions Club and past president of Boyle County Farm Bureau. He was the widower of Aileen Barrick Lester.
Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Leake of Danville; a sister, Emily Tolliver of Columbus, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert F. Kirkpatrick. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Shackelford, Raymond Freshwater, Ancel Hogan, Bob Carrico, Lloyd Brummett, Barbara Brummett, Mike Wilder and Jackie Key.
Honorary pallbearers are members of the Perryville Lions Club and Teddy Divine.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Wilder Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to Joni Wilder Scholarship Fund., c/o Mike and JoNell Wilder, 8071 Perryville Rd., Danville. 

Charles Hixon
SCIENCE HILL - Charles ``Wayne'' Hixon, 62, of Eubank, died Saturday at Columbia Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Born July 25, 1936, in Hustonville, he was a daughter of the late Fred Hixon and Louise Ellis. He was a retired manager for Independent Stave Mill.
Survivors include his wife, Regina Renner Hixon; a daughter, Debbie Whitis of Somerset; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morris and Hislope Funeral Home by the Rev. A. Atwood. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 p.m. today.

Millie J. Robinson
Services for Millie Jane Robinson, 84, of Stanford, will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel AME Church, Boneyville, by the Rev. Kelvin Robinson. Burial will be in Elisa Simpson Cemetery.
She died Saturday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born Dec. 19, 1913, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Nora Whitney Simpson. She was the widow of George Robinson.
Survivors include three brothers, Theodore, Herbert and Pyrtle Simpson, all of Stanford; and three sisters, Josephine and Rosetta Simpson and Lucy Logan, all of Stanford.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home, Danville, is in charge of arrangements. 

Helen Burks
HARRODSBURG - Graveside services for Helen Burks, 89, of Cummins Ferry Road, Salvisa, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Harrodsburg, by the Rev. Terry Morrison. 
She died Saturday at Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg.
Born July 11, 1909, in Fayette County, she was a daughter of the late Howard E. and Everlee DeBaun Vandyke. She was a licensed practical nurse, a graduate of Indian College of Physiotherapy and Lewis Business College. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church.
Survivors include a cousin, Fannie Slaughter of Indianapolis; nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation. 

Vernon Coleman
STANFORD - Services for Vernon Coleman, 66, of Stanford, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. John Carter. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Saturday at the Fort Logan Hospital.
Born Oct. 23, 1931, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Virgil and Ersie Brown Coleman. He was a retired employee of Penn Ventilator and attended Calvary Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Vonlinger Coleman; a son, Steve Coleman of Stanford; two daughters, Rosa L. Devine and Teresa Cress, both of Stanford; two brothers, Floyd Coleman of McKinney and Clifford Coleman of Stanford; three sisters, Hazel Foster and Violet Kidd, both of Stanford, and Anna L. Griffin of Waynesburg; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Steve Coleman, Carlos Devine, Benny Cress and Kevin Jones, John Griffin and Johnny Griffin Jr.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home. 

Elizabeth Padgett
STANFORD - Services for Elizabeth Padgett, 77, of Lancaster, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home by the Revs. Daryl Hodge and Jerry Browning. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.
She died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born March 4, 1921, in Knott County, she was a daughter of the late James and Judy Witt Brown. She was a retired 37-year employee of Palm Beach.
Survivors include a son, James C. Brown of Louisville; a daughter, Beverly Padgett Elliman of Lancaster; a brother, Arthur Brown of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Rocky McCoy, Jimmy Quinn, Brian Hodge, Charles Long, Mike Raymer and Jason Fyfe.
Honorary pallbearers are Wilma, Hugh, and Renee Davis, Penny Dyehouse, Janet Ray and Rhonda Crutchfield.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Obituaries Aug. 4, 1998

Helen M. Hartmann
Helen Elizabeth Mekeel Hartmann, 82, of Wilderness Road, died today at her home. 
Born Dec. 8, 1915, in Newburg, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late William E. and Mary O'Donnell Mekeel. She was a retired operator for Parkchester Answering Service. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church where she volunteered for the Amen Corner, and a member of Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, Charles Hartmann of Lexington; three daughters, Mary Beth Hartmann of Fairless Hills, Pa., Alice Hartmann Davis of Danville, and Kathleen Hartmann of New York, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church by the Rev. Paul Prabell. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
Visitation and a prayer service will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, Danville-Boyle County Public Library or SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. 

Mary E. Murphy
VENICE, Fla. - Mary E. Murphy, 69, of Venice, Fla., died there Saturday.
Born Nov. 24, 1928, in Quincy, Mass., she was a former Danville resident, a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Danville Country Club.
Survivors include her husband, Charles C. Murphy of Venice; two daughters, Kathleen Murphy of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Janet Roberts of Hershey, Pa.; three sons, James Murphy of Louisville; William Murphy of Greenville, S.C., and Paul Murphy of Coral Springs, Fla.; three sisters, Kathryn Doherty of Walnut Creek, Calif., Elaine Sullivan of Quincy, and Ann Taylor of Spokane, Wash.; a brother, William Doherty of Rockland, Mass.; and six grandchildren.
Services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cathedral of the Epiphany, Venice, with burial in Epiphany Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. today at Ewing Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
Memorials may go to Hospice of Southwest Florida.
Information courtesy of Stith Funeral Home. 

Larue R. Taylor
Larue West Rankin Taylor, 84, formerly of Wilderness Road, died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born April 5, 1914, in Williamson, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late John H. and Ida F. West. She was a retired clerk for Grider Pharmacy, a member of First Baptist Church and Women's Missionary Group, the Rook Club and Boyle County Senior Citizens. She was the widow of Joseph B. Rankin and Tommy Taylor.
Survivors include a sister, Lora Napier Rener of Ormond Beach, Fla.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Jerry Lester. Burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Highland Cemetery, Covington.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may go to First Baptist Church. 

Roger W. Balch
HARRODSBURG - A memorial service for Roger William Balch, 59, of Salvisa, will be held at a later date.
He died Monday at Darby Square Nursing Home, Lexington.
Born Aug. 29, 1938, in Dunkirk, N.Y., he was a son of Ralph H. Balch of Florida, and the late Gertrude Sparks Balch. He was a groom at Keeneland race track and a member of Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, Versailles.
Other survivors include his wife, Fannie F. Estes Balch; three sons, Randall E. Balch of Lawrenceburg and Jonathan E. Balch and Anthony T. Balch, both of Salvisa; a daughter, Janet M. Balch of Lawrenceburg; three brothers, Dennis Cronin, Edward Cronin and Robert Cronin, all of Angola, N.Y.; a sister, Loraine Cronin of Angola; and a granddaughter.
Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Charles Hixon
SCIENCE HILL - Charles ``Wayne'' Hixon, 62, of Eubank, died Saturday at Columbia Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Born July 25, 1936, in Hustonville, he was a son of the late Fred Hixon and Louise Ellis. He was a retired manager for Independent Stave Mill. (He was misidentified in Monday's paper.)
Survivors include his wife, Regina Renner Hixon; a daughter, Debbie Whitis of Somerset; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morris and Hislope Funeral Home by the Rev. A. Atwood. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 p.m. today. 

Ronald J. Kennedy
LOUISVILLE - Ronald J. ``Ronnie'' Kennedy, 33, of Louisville, formerly of Danville, died Friday in Louisville of natural causes.
He was a former member of the Salvation Army in Danville and a member of Family of Faith Fellowship.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Sprouse Kennedy; three daughters, Britney, Tiffany and Stephanie Kennedy; his mother, Mary Kennedy of Louisville; a brother, William Stelzig of Georgia; a sister, Catherine Ceja of Michigan; and a grandfather, Jim Hardy of Louisville.
Services are scheduled for 8 p.m. today at Ratterman Funeral Home. The body will be created.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today. 

G.T. Lester
PERRYVILLE - Services for George Thomas Lester Jr., 66, of North Jackson Street, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Wilder Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert F. Kirkpatrick. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
He died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 24, 1932, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late George and Eula Best Lester.
Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Leake of Danville; a sister, Emilee Tolliver of Columbus, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may go to Joni Wilder Scholarship Fund., c/o Mike and JoNell Wilder, 8071 Perryville Road, Danville. 

Louise D. Flannery
HARRODSBURG - Services for Louise Davenport Flannery, 80, of Burgin, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Lester Tirey. Burial will be in Shawnee Baptist Church Cemetery. 
She died Sunday at Harrodsburg Health Care Center.
Born Feb. 8, 1917, in Atlanta, Ga., she was a daughter of the late James B. and Flonnie L. Edwards Davenport. She was a switchboard operator and former employee of the Red Cross in Charlotte, N.C., and James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Shawnee Run Baptist Church. She was the widow of Gilbert Flannery.
Survivors include cousins, Carolyn L. King, Barbara Hendricks and Bobbie Thomason, all of Georgia.
Pallbearers will be Ben Horton, Harvey Duncan, Harold Hulette, Gene Motley, Ray Simpson, Donnie Sexton and Hugh Smith.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Wednesday. 

Anna C. Newsom
STANFORD - Services for Anna Clarke Newsom, 81, of Somerset Street, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fox Funeral Home by the Revs. Tim Boschen and Morris Trayner. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
She died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born June 3, 1917, in Paris, she was a daughter of the late Dr. H.L. and Bessie L. Hornback Clarke. She was a retired assistant librarian at Harvey Helm Memorial Library, and a member of Stanford Baptist Church and William Whitley Chapter of Daughter of the American Revolution. She was the widow of David D. Newsom.
Survivors include a son, David D. ``Tony'' Newsom Jr. of Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Robert Russell, William Daniel Newson, Philip Clarke, Jack Newsom, Jon Hester, Mike Burdette and Greg Snow.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to local a church orphanage fund. 

Lemuel Glenn Stamper
WAYNESBURG - Services for Lemuel ``Glenn'' Stamper, 67, of Maumee, Ohio, formerly of Waynesburg, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. C.E. Jacobs. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery with military rites by Caswell Saufley American Legion Post 18.
He died Friday in Maumee.
Born July 11, 1931, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Grant and Allie Hale Stamper. He was a railroad engineer for Conrail for 43 years.
Survivors include is wife, Bernice Hall Stamper; a son, Steven R. Stamper of Maumee; a daughter, Glenda A. Stamper of Lexington; three sisters, Virginia Willis of Mars Hill, N.C., Dalna Hilton of Etowah, Tenn., and Joyce Hardwick of Waynesburg.
Visitation will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday. 

Obituaries Aug. 5, 1998

Rites set for brother, sister in Casey County
LIBERTY - Funeral arrangements have been made for a brother and sister who died Monday. 
Stanley Edward ``Ed'' Lee, 74, of Lovely died Monday morning and his sister, Mable Eads, 71, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Monday evening in Indianapolis. Both had been ill for some time. 
They were children of the late William and Effie Clements Lee and reared in Casey County. 

Stanley E. Lee
Born April 1, 1924, in Casey County, Stanley Edward ``Ed'' Lee was a retired furniture merchant and gate dealer, and the widower of Doris Garrett Lee. 
He is survived by three sons, Thomas Lee of Liberty, and Chester Foley and Phillip Foley, both of Lovely; four daughters, Martha Stephens of Liberty, Lena Esposito of Chicago, Bernice Crawhorn of Columbia and Sherlene Thompson of Danville; a brother, Howard Lee of Liberty; two sisters, Adell Garrett of Dunnville and Lovie Wethington of Clementsville; 21 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Services for Lee will be 3 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Revs. Boise Houk and Bob Garrett. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. 

Mable Eads
Mable Eads was born July 13, 1927, in Casey County. She was a homemaker and the widow of Oliver Eads. 
Survivors include a brother, Howard Lee of Liberty; and two sisters, Adell Garrett of Liberty and Lovie Wethington of Clementsville. 
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Johnny Patton. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery. 
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Thursday. 

Ollie Anderson
LIBERTY - Ollie Anderson, 79, of Hwy. 910, died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 
Born Aug. 19, 1918, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late John and Nora Richardson Carmicle. She was a homemaker, a member of Willow Springs United Methodist Church and the widow of George Anderson. 
Survivors include six daughters, Maeleen Turner of Dunnville, Fayrene Roy and Devonda Chambers, both of Liberty, Maxine Lawhorn and Evelyn Russell, both of Lexington, and Phyllis Roy of Russell Springs; a son, Lester Anderson of Liberty; two sisters, Nettie Vest of Liberty and Elizabeth Meeks of Blue Ash, Ohio; a brother, Chester Hubble of Liberty; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Willow Springs Untied Methodist Church by the Rev. Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today. 
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Larue R. Taylor
Services for Larue West Rankin Taylor, 84, formerly of Wilderness Road, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Jerry Lester. Burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Highland Cemetery, Covington. 
She died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 
Pallbearers will be Bob Reister, Buddy Furr, Harold Reynolds, John Porter, Jim Love, Bob Nutter and Jeff and Tony Hall. 
Honorary pallbearers are George Grider and Philathea Sunday School Class. 
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today. 
Memorials may go to First Baptist Church. 

Leona D. Douglas
STANFORD - Graveside services for Leona Dishon Douglas, 86, of Barbourville Nursing Home, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Buffalo Springs Cemetery by the Rev. Tony Denham. 
She died Monday at Knox County Hospital. 
Born Oct. 19, 1911, in Crab Orchard, she was a daughter of the late William and Ella Oaks Dishon. She was a retired teacher, having taught for 37 years, a member of London Church of Christ and the widow of Clifford Douglas. 
Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Friday at Fox Funeral Home. 

Edith M. Hood
HARRODSBURG - Services for Edith M. Hood, 87, of Bardstown, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Spring Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Robert DeFoor. 
She died Monday at Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown. 
Born Jan. 8, 1911, in Marion County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Amelda Mattingly Whitehouse. She was a former teacher and a member of Deer Park Baptist Church, Louisville. She was the widow of Donald B. Hood. 
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce A. Wilcoxson of Louisville and Gayle H. Thompson of Gainesville, Fla.; three brothers, Hudson Whitehouse of Danville, Henry Whitehouse of Texas and Paul Whitehouse of Lexington; three sisters, Alma Ellis of Gravel Switch, Louise Lucas of Louisville and Bernice May of Franklin, Ind.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Thursday a Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Obituaries Aug. 6, 1998

James D. Clements
LIBERTY - James Donald Clements, 64, of Danville, died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born May 21, 1934, in Clementsville, he was a son of the late Arbie O. and Ethel Montgomery Clements. He was a retired union steward and pipe fitter for National Distillery in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a former member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mabel Dalton Clements; three daughters, Sheila Blackburn of Stanford, Vickie Orr of Danville and Dawn Myers of Lexington; a son, James D. Clements of Danville; two brothers, Robert Clements of Arizona, and Eugene Clements of Morrow, Ohio; two sisters, Alene Montgomery of Blue Ash, Ohio, and Lois Camden of Salt Lake City, Utah; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Wendell Douglas. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Thursday. 

Helen M. Hartmann
Services for Helen Elizabeth Mekeel Hartmann, 82, of Wilderness Road, will be 11 a.m. Friday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church by the Rev. Paul Prabell. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at her home. 
Pallbearers will be Charles Hartmann, John T. Davis, William Smith, Kevin Gallagher, John Fort, Pete Hernandez and Ralph Hrovat.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, Danville-Boyle County Public Library or SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.


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