Miscellaneous Boyle County, Kentucky Obituaries

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Obituaries Sept. 13, 1998

Howard C. Davidson
Howard Carl ``Red Dog'' Davidson, 72, of Shearin Ave., Junction City, died Saturday at the Veterans' Administration Hospital, Lexington.
Born March 24, 1926, in Marion County, he was a son of the late Jesse R. and Cora Miller Davidson. He was a retired cropduster and a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of Junction City Methodist Church, VFW Post 3634 and American Legion Post 46. He was a pilot for over 50 years. 
Survivors include his wife, Martha Reeder Davidson of Junction City; a son, Jimmy ``Red Dog'' Davidson of Junction City; a daughter, Deborah Martin of Junction City; a sister, Mable Clem of Columbia; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. 

Jack Davis
Jack Davis, 89, of Buell Street, Perryville, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 28, 1909, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Ed and Ann Lester Watkins and was the widower of Eva Davis. He was retired from Airco Corporation in Louisville and was a World War II Army veteran. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Harp of Nicholasville, Linda VanMeter of Louisville and Christine Arney of Junction City; a son, Mark Dawson of Louisville; a companion, Edna Goins of Junction City; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bellevue Cemetery. 
Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home. 

Mattie P. Durham
Mattie Pearl Durham, 80, of Martin Luther King Blvd., Danville, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 12, 1918, in Danville, she was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Cynthia Wade Shelby. She was a former employee of Danville High School and was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a cousin, Luvenia Gazaway of Cincinnati.
Arrangements are incomplete at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home. 

Charles C. Ellis
LANCASTER - Services for Charles Clarence Ellis, 55, of York Street, were held Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home. Burial was in Lancaster Cemetery. He died Wednesday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital of natural causes.
Survivors include two sons, Doug Ellis of Garrard County and Greg Ellis of Dayton, Ohio; a daughter, Debbie Brest of Irvin, Texas; five sisters, Juanita Pollard and Coring Henry, both of Cincinnati, 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. 

Curtis Murphy
LIBERTY - Curtis Murphy, 72, of Liberty, died Friday at his home.
Born Aug. 16, 1926, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Hobert and Vendetta Sandusky Murphy. He was a former vice president of Ilsco Corporation in Cincinnati and was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Caldwell Murphy; three daughters, Mary Kathleen Bullock of Milford, Ohio, Betsy Bisset of Durham, N.C. and Pam Bisset of Vero Beach, Fla.; two sons, Michael J. Murphy of Nashville, Tenn. and Patrick Murphy of Rochester, N.Y.; a brother, Marshall Murphy of Columbus, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Liberty United Methodist Church by the Rev. R.K. Brinegar. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may go to Liberty United Methodist Church.
Bartle Funeral Home Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Samuel A. Shell
MOUNT WASHINGTON - Samuel Arvis Shell, 58, of Bethesda, Ohio, a Casey County native, died Sept. 4 in Wheeling, W.V.
He was a son of the late James B. and Lela Lawhorne Shell. He was a self-employed upholsterer and a member of Church of God of Prophecy in Taylorsville.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Leonard Shell; three daughters, Mia Shell of Shepherdsville, Tonya Crump of Mount Washington and Wendy Elder of Taylorsville; four sons, Lloyd Shell of Mount Washington, Greg Shell of Savannah, Ga., Rodman Winnett of Taylorsville and Roy Winnett of Fern Creek; two brothers, Webb Shell of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mitchell Shell of Russell Springs; a sister, Bernice Crowe of Junction City; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Billy and Sherrill Shell.
Services were held Monday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home by the Rev. David Nichols with burial in Mount Washington Cemetery. 

Elvena Shepherd
LOVELAND, Ohio - Elvena ``Venie'' Monday Shepherd, 53, of Loveland, Ohio, formerly of Liberty, died Thursday at her home in Loveland.
Born April 16, 1945, in Liberty, she was a daughter of Ora Scott Monday of Liberty and the late Freeman Monday. She was a supervisor at a vending machine company.
Survivors include her husband, Vearl Shepherd; two daughters, Tammie Offenburger and Denise VonBargen, both of Ohio; two sisters, Elva Allen of Hustonville and Bernetha Foley of Liberty; two brothers, Carl and Randell Monday, both of Liberty; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland, Ohio, where visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Kerr Cemetery.
Memorials may go to the charity of the donor's choice. 

Gary P. Stephens
LIBERTY - Gary Paul Stephens, 48, of Linnie Road, Liberty, died Friday at Liberty Care Center.
Born Aug. 15, 1950, in Casey County, he was a son of Ida May Peavey Stephens of Liberty and the late Vertis Stephens. He was a mechanic at Watson's Sawmill. 
Survivors include two sons, Travis and Chris Stephens, both of Liberty; a daughter, Julie Pittman of Liberty; two brothers, Kenny and Dennis Stephens, both of Liberty; three sisters, Pam McQueary of Knifley, Shelia Wimmer and Dale Tucker, both of Liberty; a companion, Lona Pittman of Liberty; and three grandchildren. 
Services will be 2 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Clifford DeHart.
Burial will be in Williams Cemetery, Liberty.
Visitation will be until 2 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. 

Obituaries Sept. 14, 1998

Carl L. McAnly
Carl Leslie McAnly, 81, of Alton Road, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Born April 26, 1917 in Parksville, he was a son of the late Elvin and Annabelle Gaddis McAnly. He was a painter for Sellers Engineering, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a graduate of McAfee High School.
Survivors include his wife, Verna Sue Cooper McAnly; two sons, Charlie and Roger D. McAnly, both of Danville; one sister, Thelma Brown of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home by Rev. Timothy Mathis. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

Rosie P. Smock
Rosie Mae Pike Smock, 50, of Sycamore Street, died Saturday at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
Born Sept. 19, 1947, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late Bradley Pike and Dora Mae Belcher. She was a retired seamstress at Palm Beach and a member of the Mitchellsburg Church of God.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby C. Smock; three daughters, Linda Gail Green of Stanford, Margaret Ann Smock of Danville, and Bobbi Rose Browning of Lancaster; one brother, Billy Pike of Parksville; two sisters, Dorothy Elliott of Danville, Barbara Holt of Mitchellsburg; and one grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Moore. Burial will be at Danville Memorial Gardens. 
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may go to Mitchellsburg Church of God or the American Heart Association. 

Thelma Sue Adkins
SPRINGFIELD - Thelma Sue Adkins, 44, of Combs, formerly of Springfield, died Saturday at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. 
Born Feb. 15, 1954, in Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Shelby Raymond and Mary Lucy Wilkerson Tate. She was a registered nurse at the Danville Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of the Airport Gardens Community Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Smothers.
Additional survivors include her husband, Glenn Adkins; one son, Joshua Caleb Smothers of Harrodsburg; two stepsons, Jerry Smothers of Perryville and Paul Wayne Boblitt of Danville; six brothers, Ricky, Herman, Billy and Shelby Tate Jr., all of Lebanon, John and Otho ``Partner'' Tate, both of Springfield; and seven sisters, Jane Bauer and Catherine Hogue, both of Mount Washington, Virginia Hardin, Dorothy Jean Reardon, Mary Thelma Curtsinger, all of Lebanon, Jame Marie Tungate of Campbellsville and Mary Lee Reardon of Springfield; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carey and Son Funeral Home by the Revs. Wendell Douglas and Richard Curtsinger. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John, Otho, Herman, Billy, Ricky and Shelby Tate Jr. 
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice or Hospice of the Bluegrass. 

Dorothy L. Cochran
LIBERTY - Dorothy L. Cochran, 85, of Morrisville, Ind., formerly of Liberty, died Saturday at Morgan County Memorial Hospital. 
Born Dec. 2, 1912, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late John and Bertha Cochran Vanoy. She was a homemaker and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church. 
Survivors include her husband, Wate Cochran; one son, Kenneth Cochran of Morrisville; one brother, Glen Vanoy of Liberty; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. James Lynn. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery. 
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today. 

Thomas Goodin
WAYNESBURG - Thomas Michael Goodin, 2 months, Johnson Road, died Saturday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.
Born June 27, 1998, in Lincoln County, he was a son of Jeff and Crystal Goodin of Waynesburg.
Additional survivors are two brothers, Cody and Jeffrey Goodin; and three grandparents, Manda Goodin of Waynesburg and Paula and Alvin Vinyard of Stanford.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Double Springs Cemetery by the Rev. Vola Brown. There will be no visitation. 

Marian R. Lee
LEXINGTON - Marian Reeves Lee, 84, of Danville, died Saturday.
Born in Lexington, she was a daughter of the late James Huddleston and Rose Bailey Reeves. She was the widow of John Lee and the retired owner and operator of Master Cleaners in Hopkinsville. She was an avid fisherwoman and a member of Victory Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, James F. Leavell of Nicholasville; a sister, Julie Kash Rowland of Danville; and a grandson.
Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway by the Rev. Whit Criswell. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today. 

Thomas W. White
SPRINGFIELD - Thomas Wathen White, 73, of Main Street, Mackville, died at 5 a.m. Saturday at his residence.
Born June 29, 1925, in Washington County, he was a son of the late Thomas Marshall and Pauline Charley White. He was a graduate of Mackville High School and Western Kentucky University. He was a former owner of a department store and horse farm in Vine Grove. He was a member of Vine Grove United Methodist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two brothers, Billy White of Willisburg and Perry White of Mackville; and four sisters, Louise Bland of Campbellsville, Jean Lawson and Gaye Terrell, both of Springfield, and Joyce Curtsinger of Lebanon.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Ken Ward officiating. Burial will be in Peter Cemetery, Mackville.
Visitation is after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International. 

Earl H. Woods
CRAB ORCHARD - Earl Henry Woods, 82, Stanford, died Sunday at Fort Logan Extended Care. 
Born Jan. 2, 1916, in Marshfield, Wisc., he was a son of the late Ephraim and Clara Woods. He was the widower of Josephine Plummer Woods. He retired from Caldwell Stone in Danville and worked for several years at T.Y. Shaw & Son Scrap Metal. He was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherril Disney of Stanford and Sharon Woods of Crab Orchard; one sister, Anna Bowden of Muncie, Ind.; one brother, James Woods of Danville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by the Revs. Steven Smith and Cecil Roundtree. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Tuesday. 

Howard Carl ``Red Dog'' Davidson
Services for Howard Carl ``Red Dog'' Davidson, 72, of Shearin Avenue, Junction City, will be 2 p.m. today at the Preston-Pruitt by the Rev. Dale Denton. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robert Craig, Ricky Johnson, Bobby Joe Craig, Marvin Harberson, King Pruitt and Stuart Powell. Honorary pallbearers are Ed Kubale and Ed Waits. 

Jack Davis
Graveside services for Jack Davis, 89, of Buell Street, Perryville, were scheduled for 11 a.m. today by the Rev. Hillary Claypool. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery.
He died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Stith Funeral Home had charge of funeral arrangements. 

Oscar Harris Jr.
Services for Oscar Harris Jr., 79, of Danville, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church by Rev. Richard Hill. Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery.
He died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington after a long illness.
Born Dec. 6, 1918, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Oscar and Mattie Harris. He was the widower of Ida Mae Harris and a deacon of First Baptist Church. He was retired from Kentucky School for the Deaf.
Survivors include two daughters, Lillie Bell Murphy of Dayton, Ohio, and Bessie Dodd of Philadelphia, Penn.; three sons, Larnelle Harris of Louisville, Allen Dodd of Harrisburg, Penn. and George Dodd of Atlanta; one brother, Leo Harris of Danville; and 12 grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. at the church.
Smith-Jackson is in charge of arrangements. 

Obituaries Sept. 15, 1998

Mary J. Nye 
STANFORD - Mary J. Nye, 73, of Morrison, Ill., died Saturday at her sister's home in Stanford.
Born Feb. 20, 1925, in Stanford, she was a daughter of the late Claude D. and Margaret Burdine Bailey. She was the widow of Joseph H. Seelye and Kenneth L. Nye. She was a retired 25 year employee of Central Electric in Morrison, and was a member of Morrison United Methodist Church and the Miriam Circle. She was a member of Sterling Chapter 354, Order of the Easter Star, Sterling Elks Club and Gem Club. 
Survivors include three sons, Doug Seelye and Ronald Nye, both of Morrison, Ill., and James Nye of Chadwick, Ill.; three sisters, Betty Payne of Lawrenceville, Ga., Iva Mae Layer and Patsy Hubbard, both of Stanford; two brothers, Glenn Bailey of Louisville and James Bailey of Stanford; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Nye.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Morrison United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bill Obalil. Burial will be in Dutchtown Cemetery, Millegeville, Ill.
Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home.
Information courtesy of Fox Funeral Home.

Hubert L. Penney
VALDOSTA, Ga. - Hubert Lee Penney, 81, of Valdosta, died Sept. 4 at South Georgia Medical Center.
Born July 30, 1917, in Perryville, he was a son of the late James Lee and Dollie Goods Penney. He was retired from the Navy having served in the Fleets Reserve in Long Beach, Calif., and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 112 in Dalton, Ga. He also was a Baptist and a graduate of Perryville High School.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Penney; a daughter, Jeri Galloway of Louisville; a stepson; two stepdaughters; and seven grandchildren.
The funeral was held Sept. 5 at Carson McLane Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark. Schremmer. The body was cremated. 

Carl L. McAnly
Services for Carl Leslie McAnly, 81, of Alton Road, were 11 a.m. today at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Timothy Mathis with burial in Bellevue Cemetery.
He died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Pallbearers were Bobby McAnly, Arthur and Bill Brown, Bobby Taylor, Henry Ewing and Jerry Boyd. Honorary pallbearers are Tom Sellers, Don Sheets, Jim Rapier and O.N. Sellers.
Visitation was held Monday. 

Rosie P. Smock
Services for Rosie Mae Pike Smock, 50, of Sycamore Street, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Moore. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens. 
She died Saturday at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
Pallbearers will be Carlos Abrams, Lewis Yates, Kent Townsend, Kevin, Kerry, Tommy and Doug Smock Jr. and Dale Elliott.
Honorary pallbearers are Harrison Green Jr., Robert Browning, Jackie Lamb, Drs. Finley Hendrickson and Paula Hollingsworth and fourth floor CCU nursing staff at Central Baptist Hospital.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Mitchellsburg Church of God or the American Heart Association.

E. Houston Gritton
HARRODSBURG - Services for Ezra ``Houston'' Gritton, 84, of College Manor, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harrodsburg Baptist Church by the Revs. Robert Defoor, Eddie Russell and Rick Snyder. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 28, 1914, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Roscoe and Naomi Demaree Gritton. He retired after working 50 years as a general contractor and was a member and deacon of Harrodsburg Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen Drury Gritton; two daughters, Colleen Thompson of Harrodsburg and Rita Mallory of Louisville; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Wendell W. Gritton.
Pallbearers will be Nelson Gritton, David Thompson, Greg Coker, Brad Barnett, Steve Gash and Jerry Drury.
Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may go to American Diabetes Association or Harrodsburg Baptist Church Elevator Fund. 

Earl H. Woods
CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Earl Henry Woods, 82, Stanford, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by the Revs. Steven Smith and Cecil Roundtree. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford.
He died Sunday at Fort Logan Extended Care. 
Pallbearers will be Lonnie Pendergraft, Randall Doyle, Greg Shelton, Terry Powers, Mike Carrier and John Graham.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Stanford Christian Church. 

Obituaries Sept. 16, 1998

Mattie P. Durham
Mattie Pearl Durham, 80, of Martin Luther King Boulevard, died Friday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation after a long illness.
Born Sept. 12, 1918, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Cynthia Wade Shelby. She was a retired employee of Danville High School after 23 years and a member of First Baptist Church, Second and Walnut streets.
Survivors include a cousin, Luvenia Gazaway of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Graveside memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hilldale Cemetery by the Rev. David Chenault. 

Rena H. Cummins
LEXINGTON - Rena H. Cummins, 69, of Lexington, died Tuesday. 
A native of Perryville, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Paralee Hill Cummins. She was a retired secretary and bookkeeper for the Kentucky Laborers District Council.
Survivors include her sister, Gladys Cummins of Lexington; and a brother, James Cummins of Stanford.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at W.R. Milward-Southland Funeral Home by the Revs. Mike Allen and Paul Barrick Jr. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Perryville.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Honor Memorial Fund of Park United Methodist Church, 645 E. High St., Lexington 40502, Hospice of the Bluegrass or favorite charity. 

Billy R. Price
HARRODSBURG - Services for Billy Ray Price, 56, of Riverside Drive, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. James Harley. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Monday at Central Baptist Hospital.
Born May 18, 1942, in Verde, Ky., he was a son of the late John and Edna Ray Price. He was an employee of Paul Davis Systems Co., Nicholasville, a member of Verde Baptist Church and Mercer Fish and Game Club.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Bradford Price; a stepson, Terry Bradford of Charlotte, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Tammy Bradford of Harrodsburg; a brother, Kenneth Lewis of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Elsie Sanders of Mercer County and Nancy Barton of Millersburg.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Hensley, Charles Harrington, Junior Turner, James Jenkins, Larry Kelly and Eddie Sherrow.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today. 

Hazel K. Smith
HARRODSBURG - Graveside services for Hazel Kennedy Smith, 93, of Louisville, formerly of Mercer County, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. David Hartman.
She died Sunday at Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville.
Born March 21, 1905, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Lou Nichols Bixler. She was a bookkeeper for the office of Pricing Administration during World War II and at the Masonic Widow and Orphans Home in Louisville for many years. She was the widow of William Smith, a member of Edenside Christian Church, Louisville, and the Eagles Club.
Survivors include a son, William N. Kennedy of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
There will be no visitation.
Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Opal Warren 
LANCASTER - Services for Opal Warren, 81, of Cave Springs Drive, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Hatton. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at Jewish Hospital, Lexington.
Born Sept. 4, 1917, in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late Owen and Mary Ward Land. She was a homemaker and a member of Lancaster United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Warren; a son, Delmer Warren of Lancaster; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Kevin and Bobby Preston, F.C. Foley, David Adams, Ricky Ray and Loyd Sallee.
Honorary pallbearers are James and George Preston, Weldon Floyd, Russell Ray and Ernest Glenn.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today. 


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