Obituaries Sept. 1, 1998
Edna M. Coy
HYDEN - Edna Marie Coy, 70, of Hyden, died Sunday at Mary Breckinridge
Born Dec. 8, 1927, in Hazard, she was a daughter of the late Matt Steele
and Callie Chaney. She was a homemaker and a former resident of Danville.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth T. Campbell of Wooton; two daughters,
Brenda Asher of Hyden and Sherry G. Smallwood of Danville; two brothers,
Robert Steele of Versailles and William Steele of Dayton, Ohio; and two
Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Dwayne Walker Funeral Home
by the Rev. Eddie Johnson. Burial is in Brewer Cemetery, Wooton.
Information courtesy of Wilder Funeral Home.
Janie R. Drew
MORELAND - Janie Cathy Reed Drew, 36, of Kings Mountain, died Saturday
in an auto accident on Ky. 501 near Kings Mountain.
Born Aug. 1, 1962, in Marion, Ind., she was a daughter of the late
William W. and Catherine Cook Reed. She was a factory worker.
Survivors include a son, Stephen Reed of Versailles; three brothers,
William H. Reed of Kings Mountain, Christopher Reed of Yosemite and Tony
C. Reed of Florida.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hustonville Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Kathileen R. Taylor
Services for Kathileen Roller Taylor, 79, formerly of Gravel Switch,
will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home by Larry G. Barker. Burial
will be in Clarkson-Taylor Cemetery.
She died Monday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born Sept. 18, 1918, in Marion County, she was a daughter of the late
Henry W. and Bessie Runyon Roller. She was a farmer, a member of Sycamore
Church of Christ, a board member of Forkland Community Center board of
trustees. She was a graduate and valedictorian of Forkland High School
class of 1937, and the widow of Homer Taylor.
Survivors include two brothers, J. Thomas Roller and Howard D. ``Buck''
Roller, both of Danville; and a sister, Edith R. Rogers of Louisville.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
PERRYVILLE - Graveside services for Robert Franklin Gorley, 76, of
Minors Branch Road, Forkland, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Elder
Cemetery, Casey County, by Larry Barker.
He died Sunday at his home of natural causes.
Pallbearers will be Alan and Lee Arnold, Rex Whitlock, Glen and Rusty
Gorley and Jack Jones Jr.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.
Dorothy D. Carter
STANFORD - Services for Dorothy Dishon Carter, 68, of Georgetown, formerly
of Lincoln County, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Fox Funeral Home by Mike
Mullins. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
She died Sunday at Vencor Hospital, Louisville.
Born July 25, 1930, in Kings Mountain, she was a daughter of the late
Emmitt L. and Pierce Philips Dishon. She was a homemaker, a member of South
Fork Baptist Church, a former member of Eastern Star and the widow of George
Survivors include two sons, Ricky Carter of Georgetown and Herstel
Carter of Tampa, Fla.; three daughters, Velda Reed of Miami Lakes, Fla.,
Dixie Black of Athens, Texas, and Debra League of Tampa, Fla.; a sister,
Shirley Griffitts of Springfield; two half brothers, Starling Brown of
Lexington and Charles Dishon of Seaside Heights, N.J.; 11 grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Michael D. Payton
MORELAND - Services for Michael Duane Payton, 33, of Bowen Road, Stanford,
were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Moreland First Baptist Church by the
Rev. Glen Johnson. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
He died as a result of drowning Saturday while swimming in Lake Cumberland
in Clinton County.
Pallbearers are Shane Christopher, Jim Sterberi, Brian Hardin, Frank
Hubbard, Craig Smith and Tim May.
Honorary pallbearers will be William Jeffries, Robert Gisler, Robert
Hicks, Tony Wilder, Jim Reed, Jim Castano, Tony Hall and Randy Luckett.
(The lists of pallbearers were inadvertently reversed in Monday's paper.)
Memorials may go to West Lincoln County EMS.
Clifton A. Proctor
HARRODSBURG - Services for Clifton ``Cliff'' Lee Allen Proctor, 26,
of Central Pike, were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Alexander & Royalty
Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Easterling.
He died Friday at his home.
Pallbearers are Steve Proctor, Joe Lanham, Billy Russell, Troy Cheak,
Shawn Baker, Eric Davis, Eddie Devine and Rodney Compton.
Obituaries Sept. 2, 1998
Charlie M. Brady
LEBANON - Charlie Mae Brady, 87, of Lebanon, died Monday at Federal
Hill Manor Nursing Home, Bardstown.
Born Sept. 21, 1910, in Marion County, she was a daughter of the late
Charlie and Mattie Lawson. She was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church and
the widow of George W. Brady.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Tackett of Casey County; two
sons, George Brady Jr. of Florence and James R. ``Dick'' Brady of Paoli,
Okla.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Bosley Funeral Home by the Rev.
Wesley Noss. Burial will be in Ryder Cemetery.
Visitation is after 1 p.m. today.
Rita D. Daniel
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Rita D. Daniel, 49, of Indianapolis, died there
Born Feb. 16, 1949, in Lebanon, she was a daughter of Avery L. and
Hazel I. Noel Atwell of Frankfort. She was a member of Franklin Gospel
Other survivors include two daughters, Sarah Daniel and Mary Daniel,
both of Indianapolis; and two sisters, Juanita J. Girtley and Nina A. Kirkland,
both of Danville.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service,
Greenwood, Ind. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Rita Daniel Memorial Fund, 317 W. Main St., Danville,
Lucille H. Evans
LANCASTER - Lucille Henry Evans, 82, of Danville Road, died Tuesday
at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 17, 1916, in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late
John and Rose Napier Henry. She was a homemaker and a member of Lancaster
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Casey of Louisville; a son,
Jerry Evans of Louisville; three sisters, Stella Wilson of Lancaster, Lena
Aleks of Detroit, Mich., and Mary Deshon of Charleston, S.C.; and four
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. William
Hawkins. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Thursday.
WAYNESBURG - Services for Ralph Jenkins, 81, of Ralph Jenkins Road,
Waynesburg, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home
by the Rev. Bill Rhodus. Burial will be in Pleasant Point Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
Born Dec. 11, 1916, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Harvey
Jenkins and Laura B. Floyd Jenkins Skidmore. He was a retired farmer and
casket factory employee.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Watts Jenkins; two sons, Ralph E.
Jenkins of Waynesburg and Darrell Jenkins of Crab Orchard; six daughters,
Shirley Byrd of Oneida, Tenn., Elaine Cole of Norwood, Ohio, Janith Young
of Waynesburg, Carol Rogers and Paulette Spiegel, both of Indianapolis,
Ind., and Phyllis Young of Waynesburg; four brothers, Estille and John
A. Jenkins, both of Waynesburg, William Jenkins of Kings Mountain, and
James Jenkins of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four sisters, Julia Caldwell of
Waynesburg, Ruth Wall of Shelbyville, Lola Hubbard and Leona Dunham, both
of Kings Mountain; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may go to Waynesburg Area Rescue Squad.
James F. Martin
HARRODSBURG - Services for James F. ``Judge'' Martin, 78, of Harrodsburg,
will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by Lewis
Walter and C.H. Gordon. Burial with military rites will be in Spring Hill
He died Monday at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.
Born Aug. 28, 1920, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Frank
and Pearl Leonard Martin. He was a retired mechanic, a member of Pioneer
Baptist Church and had served as a deacon and former Sunday School superintendent
at Dry Branch Baptist Church. He had served in the Army during World War
II and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars 10th Mountain Division
87. He also was a volunteer at the Christian Life Center.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy B. Annes Martin; a son, Kenneth Martin
of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Thelma McDonald of Harrodsburg and Virginia
Jones of Georgetown; a brother, Leonard S. Martin of Henderson; a sister,
Ella M. Long of Harrodsburg; a half sister, Elizabeth Wray of Danville;
seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Frank Martin, Harold, Kevin and Chris Chilton,
Don Gray and Troy Shaw.
Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Wilham and Jerry Lane.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Thursday until time of
Memorials may go to Mercer County Humane Society.
Obituaries Sept. 4, 1998
Marjorie A. Galloway
Marjorie Marie Adams Galloway, 62, of Hill-N-Dale Drive, died today
at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center of natural causes.
Born June 22, 1936, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late
James and Effie Trent Adams. She was a nursing assistant at Garrard County
Memorial Hospital and Friendship House/Fellowship Home.
Survivors include a daughter, Jamie Galloway of Danville; and a sister,
Lisa Nicole Adams of Danville.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Stith Funeral Home.
Mary W. Neikirk
Mary Elizabeth West Neikirk, 82, of Shakertown Road, died Thursday
at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born March 1, 1916, in Danville, she was a daughter of the late Howard
and Stella Cheatham West. She was an employee of Palm Beach Co. and Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the former Highland
Court Christian Church and the widow of Lawrence Neikirk.
Survivors include a sister, Thelma Stockton of Junction City; a granddaughter;
and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter,
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home by A.F. Atwood.
Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is after 3 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home.
Leo ``Daddy Pope'' Pope, 85, of Kentucky Veterans Center, Wilmore,
died Thursday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington.
Born July 4, 1913, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Alvin
and Lula Pope. He was a cook for Danville Cafeteria, Bluegrass Cafeteria
and Mutt and Jeff's Restaurant. He was a member of First Baptist Church
and a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a sister, Hazel Pope Wilhite of Danville.
Arrangements are incomplete at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home.
Josephine H. Powell
PERRYVILLE - Josephine Hignight Powell, 90, formerly of Danville, died
Thursday at Kenwood Terrace Nursing Home, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Born Aug. 24, 1908, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late
Joseph and Susan Lester Hignight. She was a homemaker and the widow of
Allen Powell. She was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of
Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann Edwards of Cincinnati; four grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded
in death by a daughter, Betty Showalter.
Arrangements are incomplete at Wilder Funeral Home.
Carl D. Miller
MORELAND - Carl Dean ``Deanie'' Miller, 43, of Hustonville, died Wednesday
at his home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Born Nov. 29, 1954, in Laurel, Miss., he was a son of Dixie Hallene
Reed Miller of Hustonville and the late Bernice Edmond Miller. He was a
carpenter having worked for Wilcher Construction, and a member of Hustonville
Other survivors include two brothers, John A. Miller and Freddie Miller,
both of Hustonville.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev.
Michael Stump. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brian, James and Eddie Miller, Kelly Hazlett, Wayne
Russell and Willis Lane.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Saturday.
LANCASTER - Raymond Huffman, 88, of Crab Orchard Street, died Thursday
at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 10, 1909, in Clinton, Ill., he was a son of the late Price
and Lottie Gerwick Huffman. He was a retired mechanic, a member of Lancaster
Baptist Church, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the American
Survivors include his wife, Helen Malone Baker Hoffman.
Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Lancaster Baptist Church by the
Revs. Bob Rush and Maurice Montgomery. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Benny Brackett, Maurice, Dwight and Kenneth Montgomery,
Charlie Huffman and Wendell Hatfield.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Ramsey Funeral Home and 9 a.m. until
time of service Saturday at the church.
Billy R. Long
LANCASTER - Services for Billy R. Long, 49, of Cave Springs Drive,
will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. Gregory Gallaher,
Karen Pennington and Billy Brown. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at his home.
Born Nov. 25, 1948, in Middlesboro, he was a son of Odell Payne Long
Adkison of Lancaster and the late Grover C. Long. He was owner and operator
of Power General Inc. Electrical Contractors, contracting for South Kentucky
RECC, Somerset, and Farmers Rural Electric in Glasgow. He was a graduate
of Garrard County High School and a graduate and instructor for the Albat
Program in Richmond. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam war and a member
of Lancaster Masonic Lodge 104. He was a member of Paint Lick Methodist
Other survivors include his wife, Janet Boyle Long; two sons, Billy
K. Long and John S. Long, both of Lancaster; and a stepfather, Jimmy Adkison
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Lane, Jerry Davis, Henry West, Mark Daly,
Joe Naylor and Norman Davis.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today.
Robert L. Watts
HARRODSBURG - Services for Robert Lynn ``Bobby'' Watts, 52, of South
Magnolia Street, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral
Home. Burial will be in Berea Christian Church Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born June 7, 1946, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Ruth
P. Watts Bugg. He had been a former carrier for the Lexington Herald Leader,
and a member of Southside Christian Church and their Spirit Lifters. He
was a member of Toastmasters and a graduate of Mercer County High School.
Survivors include two aunts, Mildred Taylor and Mary K. Russell, both
of Harrodsburg; and an uncle, Allin Watts of Harrodsburg.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Duke Bugg.
Pallbearers will be Ron and Sammy Watts, Steve and Billy Taylor, Brian
Watts and Gary Durr.
Honorary pallbearers are Norris Flynn and members of the Spirit Lifters
of Southside Christian Church, and members of Harrodsburg Kiwanis Club.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Friday and after 7 a.m. Saturday until time
Memorials may go to Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, 2050 Versailles
Road, Lexington 40504.
Obituaries Sept. 8, 1998
George P. Ross
STANFORD - George P. Ross, 89, of Greasy Ridge Road, died Saturday
at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 15, 1909, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late James
and Rosie Flemings Ross. He was a retired farmer and a member of Mount
Moriah Christian Church where he was a former deacon, elder, Sunday School
teacher and superintendent. He was the widower of Lenora Bastin Ross.
Survivors include a son, Donald G. Ross of Brookville, Ohio; a daughter,
Deloris Tarkington of Danville; a brother, Bill Ross of Piqua, Ohio; five
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Moriah Christian Church
by John Lowry and Rob Cox. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Wesley, Robert Young, Eddie Martin, Mickey
Bower, David Tarkington and Jamie Board.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sharp, Walter and Bill Reed, Jack Blair,
Larry Long, Larry and Doug Lewis and Don Young.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries Sept. 10, 1998
David M. Robbins
David Michael Robbins, 46, of Culton Road, died Wednesday at St. Joseph
Born Aug. 17, 1952, in Boyle County, he was a son of Larry Robbins
of Danville and the late Marie Irvin Robbins. He was a retired Matsushita
Appliance Corp. employee.
Other survivors include his wife, Barbara Trent Robbins; stepmother,
Carol Williams Robbins of Danville; a son, Michael Robbins of Danville,
a stepdaughter, Melissa Trent of Danville; a brother, Derek Robbins of
Danville; two sisters, Sandy Stocker and Sarah Robbins, both of Danville;
and a grandson.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the
Rev. Lonnie Daugherty. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Greg Chadwell, Steve Irvin, Rodney and Mark Johnson,
Dickie Ledford, Leslie Wilson, Ricky Crain and Jimmy Guinn.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
John J. McCollum
STANFORD - John J. McCollum, 77, of Lancaster Street, died Tuesday
at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Born Sept. 27, 1920, in Rockcastle County, he was a son of the late
Andrew V. and Lucy Mullins McCollum. He was a former employee of Bluegrass
Army Depot, Richmond, and a Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include three sons, Johnny L. McCollum of Stanford, John
J. McCollum of Berea and Vernon McCollum of Coolidge, Ga.; two daughters,
Debbie Powell of Stanford and Dorothy Brewer of Winter Haven, Fla.; three
brothers, Harley McCollum of Berea, Ike McCollum of McArthur, Ohio, and
Bee McCollum of Nicholasville; four sisters, Mae Lamb of McArthur, Ohio,
Frances Allen of Berea, Dorothy Wynn of Berea and Susie Hutchins of Carrollton;
14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was
preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie McCollum.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery
by Earl Thornton and Warren Powell with military rites by Caswell Saufley
American Legion Post 18.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Fox Funeral Home.
Lester J. Sharp
LIBERTY - Lester J. Sharp, 63, of Doe Creek Road, died Tuesday in Liberty
of natural causes.
Born July 23, 1935, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Oscar
and Thelma Meeks Sharp. He was a gate dealer and a member of the Eagles
Survivors include a daughter, Julie Sharp of Liberty; three sons, Mike
and Charles Sharp, both of Edinburgh, Ind., and Curtis Sharp of Franklin,
Ind.; three brothers, Bobby Sharp of Liberty, Duell Sharp of Louisville
and Bill Sharp of Corydon, Ind.; a sister, Nancy Singleton of Liberty;
and five grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by J.D.
McDonald. Burial will be in Tapscott Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Obituaries Sept. 11, 1998
Mellie C. Wethington
LIBERTY - Mellie C. Wethington, 89, of Casey Creek, died Wednesday
at Green Hill Manor, Greensburg.
Born May 24, 1909, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Tom E. and Emma A. Goode Wethington. She was a homemaker and a member of
St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, J. Herman Wethington; three daughters,
Anna Wethington and Eula Buck, of both of Campbellsville, and Rebecca Wethington
of New Haven; two sons, Eddie Wethington of Indianapolis, Ind., and Jackie
Wethington of Knifley; three sisters, Betty Douglas of Ohio, Kizzie Aldridge
of Indiana, and Shirley Rich of Columbia; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren;
and several step grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Bernard Catholic Church by
the Rev. Joseph Hall. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Bright, Bobby and Ryan Buck, Michael Wethington
and Danny and Roger Douglas.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Audrey T. Weigott
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Audrey Tipton Weigott, 82, of Kissimmee died Wednesday
at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was on vacation in Danville.
Born Oct. 7, 1915, in Richmond, Ky., she was a retired clerical worker
and a member of First Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Weigott; a stepson, David M.
Reed of Danville; a sister, Pansy O. Smith of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell,
Fla., by Ross Pepper.
Memorials may go to the Tornado Tree Replacement Fund, Ponderosa Park,
1983 Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee, 34744.
Grissom Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
M. Margaret Walker
Services for Mary Margaret Walker, 81, of Circle Drive, 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.
She died Sept. 7 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center after
a short illness.
Born Aug. 31, 1917, in Springfield, she was a daughter of the late
James and Ruth Muran. She was a homemaker and the widow of George Walker.
She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara A. Clay of Lexington; four
granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be members of First Baptist Church.
Visitation is after 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Stith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles C. Ellis
LANCASTER - Services for Charles Clarence Ellis, 55, of York Street,
will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Everett
Priddy. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital of natural causes.
Born Feb. 12, 1943, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Stanley
E. and Ruth VanHook Ellis. He was an employee of Marlowe Excavating in
Danville and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Dayton, Tenn.
Survivors include five sisters, Juanita Pollard and Coring Henry, both
of CIncinnati, Ohio, Georgia Wooley of Villa Hills, Wanda Lay of Lancaster
and Betty Stanfield of Lexington; three brothers, S.D. Ellis of Lancaster,
James Ellis of Byrdstown, Tenn., and Eugene Ellis of Berea; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Craig and David Ellis, Bill Hurt, Sammy Marlowe,
Donnie Turner and James Lay. Honorary pallbearers are Chuck Stanfield,
Gilbert Lee, David Feldman, W.K. Hurt, Larry Barnes and Ed Ballard.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.