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Lincoln County, KY Obituaries File #104©

Submitted By:  Carole French DiSanto  

Reminder; all obituaries are for personal use only and may not be sold for personal gain, or published without the permission from the Newspaper.   

ABOUAF, Shirley S. Watson ADAMS, Mary Ann Bodner  ARMSTRONG, Thomas B. 

BECK, John M., MD 

BLACK, Anna Fish  BOWEN, Claude, Sr. 
BROCK, Edward T.  BROCK, Shelby  BROWN, Bessie M. McWhorter 


CARTER, James Vincent  CAUDILL, Elizabeth Comer 
CHAPPELL, John  COMPEAU, Dora Alford  COOTS, Homer 

CUMMINS, Frank Ray 

DAVIS, Gene Thomas  DERBY, Mabel McWhorter 
DUNAWAY, Martha O. Hill  DUNN, Jewell A. Miracle  DUNN, Wallace E. 

ELAM, Chester L 

EVANS,  Katherine F. Miller  FLORA, John L. 
FORD, Castella Root  FOX, Roger Wayne  GIBSON, Vatus Emerson

HAMILTON, Lucy B. Pepples Gooch 

HAMPTON, Douglas Dwayne  HARRIS, Vivian Odez Gray 
HAUBNER, Frances Caldwell HOWITT, Ada G. Benedict  JAMES, George W. 


KING, Chlorel Willard  McBEE, James Russell 
McWHORTER, Lucille Singleton  MILLER, Vula M. Padget  NAYLOR, Charles Thomas 

OSBORNE, Lillie S. Deboard 

PEPPLES, David  PEPPLES, Mary F. Scott 

ROGERS, Kathleen Reynolds 

SIMPSON, Bobbie Lee    WALLS, Johnny Franklin, Sr.  


Monday, November 09, 2013 – McKnight Funeral Home Notice

ABOUAF, Shirley Sue Watson

March 14, 1946 – November 9, 2013

Shirley Sue Watson Abouaf, 67, of Crab Orchard, KY passed away Saturday, November 9th, at her home. She was the wife of Richard Abouaf whom she married on November 26, 1976. Shirley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 14, 1946. She was the daughter of the late Georgia Marie Burke Wilson. She loved playing bingo when she was able.

Survivors Include, husband, Richard Abouaf of Crab Orchard, sons, Michael Watson of Dayton, Ohio, Christopher Phillips & his wife Amber Dixon of Jackson County, KY, daughers; Edith Phillips of Dayton, Ohio, Charlotte Horsley of Knoxvill, TN, sister, Elvetia Gwyn Gerlaugh of Crab Orchard, KY, half brother, "Buddy" Colson Clevland Wilson of Brodhead and a special nephew, Thomas Hickle of Crab Orchard, KY.

Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Private Memorial Services will be held at a later date

McKnight Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013 – W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

ADAMS, Mary Ann Bodner

June 15, 1930 – December 16, 2013

Mary Ann Bodner Adams, 83, of Moreland died Monday Dec. 16, 2013

Born June 15 1930 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of  Albert and Virginia Steinburger Bodner. She was a member of Moreland Christian Church and the widow of Raymond Adams.

She is survived by 3 nieces and nephews: Marilyn Selby, Gina Lane and Scott Bodner and 6 Great nieces and nephews: Riley, Michael and Paul Douglas, Jacob and Samantha Bodner and Chandler Lane.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wed., Dec. 18, 2013 at Moreland Christian Church by Rev. David Smith. Burial will be in Danville Bellevue Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11-1 on. Wed.


Missouri Death and Burials Index, 1873 – 1976


Born about 1872 in Lincoln Co. KY, died December 03, 1893 in Vernon Co. MO.

Buried at Antioch Cemetery, Vernon Co. MO


Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916 – 1947

BECK, John M.

March 10, 1880 – July 20, 1942

John M. Beck, age 62, died July 20 1942, in Hines, Proviso Twp. Cook Co. IL., formerly of Louisville, Jefferson, Co. KY. Born in Stanford, KY, he was the son of William Beck and Winifred Sutherland Beck, husband of Laura Beck.

John was a physician and is buried at Buffalo Springs cemetery in Stanford, Lincoln Co. KY.


Friday, December 01, 1905 – Interior Journal, Stanford

Ketuckiana Digital Library – Page 3

BLACK, Anna Fish

Died  November 26, 1905

Black - Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Las Vegas, N. M., Mrs. Anna Fish Black, wife of Dr. J. M. Black, breathed her last from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Black was united in marriage some 17 years ago to the man of her choice and that union had been a most happy and lovely one. Mrs. Black was the daughter of Mrs. M. E. [Martha Elizabeth Humber] Fish, of this place, but formerly of Crab Orchard, and she is now bowed down with grief over the loss of a loving and dutiful daughter. This had been the fourth winter that she had gone West for her health and it was thought the trip to New Mexico would be of great benefit to her, but it proved just the reverse and the end came after being at Las Vegas only three weeks, as the long trip had worked a hardship on the weakened constitution of this good and noble woman, whose lofty traits of character and high aims were ever dominant.

When quite a young girl she united with the Presbyterian church but later placed her membership in the Methodist church, and from the hour that she gave to Him the keeping of her soul she has proven a godly woman, doing what she could to bring erring ones into the fold and, it can be truthfully said of her, that her efforts were not all in vain. Since her marriage to Dr. Black, with the exception of a few years, they have made their home in Knoxville, where the doctor has a very lucrative surgery practice. For the broken-hearted husband who was with her at the time of her death, and who has ever cared for and watched over her in the long illness just ended, unbounded sympathy is felt, and may the devoted mother, sisters and brothers be able to realize that their loss is the departed one's eternal gain. A loving wife, daughter and sister has gone. May He who doeth all things for the best, comfort the sorrowing and heart-broken ones in their sad bereavement. The funeral services were conducted by Elds. Joseph Ballou, J. G. Livingston and Rev. P. J. Ross at the grave yesterday at 10:30 A. M., after which the remains were laid to rest in Crab Orchard cemetery in the presence of a large crowd assembled there to pay the last tribute to the one who was loved by all who knew her. May the sod rest gently over her.


Saturday, December 14, 2013 – Spurlin Funeral Home Notice, Stanford

BOWEN, Claude Sr.

January 21, 1925 – December 13, 2013

+ U. S. Navy Veteran WWII

Claude Bowen, Sr., 88 years old of 465 Goshen Rd. Stanford, KY passed away December 13, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was born January 21, 1925 to the late Robert Bowen, Sr. and Gracie Ballard. Widower of Myrtle Florence (Spoonamore) Bowen, he was retired from Penn Ventilator in Junction City, KY. He was a World War II Veteran having served in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his four sons and their wives: Claude "Butch" Jr. (Sharron): Richard Dean (Mary) all of Lexington, KY, Robert Lawrence (Brenda) of Stanford, KY, and Kenneth Wynn of Boise, Idaho. He has ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by fourteen brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be Monday, December 16, 2013 from 5-9pm. Funeral service will be Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 2pm with Reverend Buford Edwards officiating. Both services will be held at Spurlin Funeral Home (Stanford). Burial will follow in Buffalo Springs Cemetery with military rites presented by Caswell Saufley Post #18 American Legion.

Casket bearers are: Josh Bowen, Robert Bowen, Jr., Curtis Bowen, Luther Akers, Bobby Lewis, and Richard Bowen. Honorary bearer will be: Justin Williamson.


December 01, 2008 – Spring Grove Funeral Home Notice

BROCK, Edward T.

February 12, 1923 – May 17, 2005

Son of John & Mildred McRobinson Brock

Died at 2872 Montana Av. # 37, Cincinnati, OH

Body donated for medical science to the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was divorced and his remains were intered December 01, 2008 at Spring Grove Cemetery.


Monday, December 09, 2013 – Interior Journal, Stanford

BROCK, Shelby

April 06, 1939 – December 06, 2013

Shelby Brock, 74, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, at his residence.

Born April 6, 1939, in Crab Orchard, Shelby was a son of the late John Henry Brock and Shirley Shelton Brock He was a truck driver with The American Freight System for 33 years and an Army veteran. Shelby was a member of New Heart Baptist Church, where he sang solos and performed with The Southern Gospel Quartet and was a former Sunday school teacher whom helped build New Heart Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid vegetable gardener.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Silas Brock and Bobby Ray Brock; and a sister, Dorothy Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Lee-Etta Blevins Brock, whom he married on Aug. 13, 1960 in Lincoln County; four sons, Leslie Shawn (Rebekah) Brock, Shelby Lee (Marianne) Brock, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jason Kyle Brock, of Austin, Texas and Morgan Hodge, of Mt. Vernon; four daughters, Constance Elaine (Kenneth) Quigley, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Shelley Rae (William) Phelps, of Somerset, Melanie Joy (Jeff) Whitney, of Sparks, Nev. and Madison Hodge of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Morris Wayne (Beth) Brock of Greensboro, N.C. and Lonnie Dale (Diana) Brock of Mt. Orab, Ohio; sister, Brenda Lilly of West Chester, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, Nicholas and Jonathan Brock, Lauribeth, Aaron, Hannah and Sarah Quigley, Caleb Freeman, Savannah Phelps, C.J. Bray, Maverick Hodge, Noah and Clara Brock, and Sommer and Klinton Atchley; two great grandchildren, Karmin Jade and Jasmine Freeman; and special friend and brother-in-law, Bro. Melvin and Mary Sisson of Somerset.

Visitation will be at 5 p.m. tonight (Dec. 9) in the Memory Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home in Somerset.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bros. Rick Lawson, Gary Whitaker and Melvin Sisson officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.


December 30, 1944 – Peoria, IL

Brown, Bessie Marie McWhorter

Born 21, July 1907 Hustonville, Lincoln Co. KY, died 29 December 1944 in Peoria, Peoria Co. Illinois.

Daughter of Owsley (born Crab Orchard, Ky)  & Pearl Reed McWhorter (born Hustonville KY.

Wife of Fredrick Edward Brown

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 31, at 2:30 p.m. at Atlanta Methodist Church

Friends may call at the Quiram Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial place- Atlanta Cemetery, Atlanta Township, Logan Co., IL

[Frederick Edward Brown – b. 1903 IL– d. 13 Aug, 1968, Atlanta Cemetery]


Tuesday, December 03, 2013 – Fox Funeral Home Notice


November 16, 1939 – December 02, 2013

Danny Carrier, age 74, of KY Hwy 1247 in Stanford, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013 at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.  Born Thursday, November 16, 1939 in McKinney, he was the son of the late Joseph L. & Fanny Ann Moore Carrier.  Danny retired from General Motors, where he worked in Materials & Supply, and was a member of Green River Pentecostal Church.  In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, building furniture, golfing, building Kentucky Long Rifles (Muzzleloaders), and fishing. 

Danny leaves behind one son, Richard Carrier of Stanford; one daughter, Connie Jan Carrier of Spring Hill, Florida; one brother, Victor M. Carrier of Hustonville; two sisters, Lois Reed of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mayme Lou Carrier of Nicholasville; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Alfred Carrier, Roy W. Carrier, Richard C. Carrier, and Joseph D. “Dude” Carrier; and one sister, Noreen Southerland Peck. 

A Funeral Service will be held 1:00PM Friday, December 6, 2013 at Fox Funeral Home with Louie Hammons officiating the service.  Burial will follow in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.


Illinois Death Records – 1916 – 1947

Carter, James Vincent

May 01, 1847 – April 05, 1917

James Vincent Carter, age 69, born in Lincoln Co., KY, son of Elijah & Kitty Singleton Carter, died April 5, 1917 near Greenfield, Rubican, Greene Co. Ill. He was a farmer. Burial took place at Providence Cemetery, Carrolton, Greene Co. IL.


Monday, December 30, 2013 – Advocate-Messenger

CAUDILL, Elizabeth Cromer

April 20, 1965 – December 28, 2013

Elizabeth “Beth” Cromer Caudill, 48, of Crab Orchard, Ky., passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.

She was the wife of Robert Keith Caudill, whom she married on May 24, 1986. Beth was born in Lincoln County, Ky., on April 20, 1965, and was a daughter of the late Dennis and Phyllis Jean (Muncie) Cromer. Beth worked as an LPN for Dr. Bates for several years and was a member of Watts Chapel Baptist Church.

She was a loving wife, mother, Nana, sister and friend.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Keith Caudill; daughter, Talia Caudill Perry of Nicholasville; granddaughter, Fate Jayden Perry; a brother, Virgil Ray Cromer of Crab Orchard; and sisters Ann Collins, Betty Cromer; Linda (Kelvin) Johnson, and Shannon Cromer, all of Crab Orchard.

Pallbearers will be Josh Cromer, Rick Creech, Dwayne Turner, Greg Hibbard, Billy Johnson and Mark Hanes. Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan and Brandon Johnson, Johnathan Cromer and Nathan Creech.

Funeral will be noon, Tuesday, Dec. 31, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dan Gutenson and Bro. Gordan Chaney officiating. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.


Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874 – 1955


February 26, 1867 -  September 13, 1932

John Chappell of Harriman, TN , born Feb 26 1867 in Lincoln County, Kentucky, son of Jim & Mamie Adams Chappell, died Sep. 13 1932 in Harriman, Roane Co. TN.

John was a retired Rail Road Engineer. He is survived by his wife Laura Killion Chappell.

Burial took place in Maryville, Tennessee.

Maxwell Funeral Home, Harriman, TN.


Bacon Memorial Library Death Notices, Wyandotte, Wayne County, Michigan

COMPEAU, Dora Alford

Born May 22, 1898 Lincoln County, Kentucky – Died October 27, 1953 Wyandotte, Michigan

Daughter of Thomas Alford and Creige [Alice Craig Dishon Alford] – Widow of James Compeau

Occupation; Clerk

Residence: 708 Ford Ave., Lincoln Park, Wayne County, Michigan

Burial: Ferndale Cemetery, Riverview, Wayne Co., Michigan


Tuesday, October 08, 2013 – McKnight Funeral Home Notice


COOTS, Homer

December 05, 1940 – October 08, 2013

Homer Coots, 72 of Danville, formerly of Crab Orchard passed away Tuesday, October 8th, at Charlestown Healthcare Center in Danville, KY. Homer was born December 5, 1940 in Leslie County, KY. He was the son of the late Bige & Sophie Day Coots. He was a retired truck driver. He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Ann Williams Coots, 3 children; Jamie Darrell Coots, Mary Ann McKitric and Chamarie Coots, a step son, Lance Ward, 2 sisters; Hazel Saylor & Jackie Brock, one brother, Pat and his wife Barbara Coots.

Preceded in death by his parents, Bige & Sophia Day Coots, son Homer Coots, Jr. a step son, Eugene Ward, and a brother, Michael Coots.

Funeral services 9:30 AM, Thursday October 10, 2013 at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel.

Minister: Bro. Gordon Chaney

Place of Burial: Coots Family Cemetery

Visitation after 6PM, Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at McKnight Funeral Home

Pallbearers Include: Jeff  Strickland, Bill & Dustin Mullins, Tony Johnson, Stanley Saylor, Christian Lamberth & B.J. Saylor

[See Obituary Files #'s 35 & 42 for Michael Coots & Sophia Day Coots, respectfully. ]


Wednesday, December 18, 2013 – W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

CUMMINS, Frank Ray

September 12, 1941 – December 18, 2013

+ U. S. Army Veteran

Frank Ray Cummins, 72 of Stanford went home on Wednesday, December. 18, 2013. Born September 12, 1941, he was the son of the late Tom Frank and Angie Maudie Freeman Cummins.

He was a US Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Barbara McLeskey Cummins; three daughters: Angela C. Owens of Louisville, Frankie (Rick) Wofford of Danville and Tracy (Alan) Jeffries of Stanford; one son, Charlie Reynolds of Cynthiana; five brothers: Cecil, Mike, Timmy, Bradley and Rick Cummins; one sister, Gayle Potts; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

 Services are at 2 pm, Sunday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home with burial in Hustonville Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ricky, Dewey and Tommy Cummins, Rusty Rothwell, Bobby McLeskey and Tyler Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Cummins and his brothers. Visitation is 6-9 pm, Sat.


Monday, December 16, 2013 – McKnight Funeral Home Notice

DAVIS, Gene Thomas

September 10, 1947 – December 16, 2013

Gene Thomas Davis, 66 of Lancaster, KY passed away Monday, December 16th, at the Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford. He was the husband of Frances Kay Todd Davis whom he married on July 7, 1973. Gene was born in Madison County, Kentucky on September 10, 1947 to the late Dillard and Katherine (Overby) Davis. Gene previously worked as a supervisor for the Cassens Transport Company. Gene was a member of the Assembly of God in Findlay, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Frances Kay Davis, son Michael Eugene Davis a daughter, Regina Kay (Ronald) Davis, sisters; Carolyn (Darrell) Bowman,Shirley Ann Sharpe, Wanda (Raymond) Hensley, Kathy Browning and brother, Stanley (Barbara) Davis.  Two grandsons, Tate & Benjamin Davis.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by a grandson, Caden Matthew Davis.

Services at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 19, 2013. Officiating will be Bro. Jamie Velazouez. Burial will take place at Dix River Church of Christ.


Certificate of Death - Huston, Harris County, Texas

DERBY, Mabel McWhorter

Born, January 19, 1888 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky

- Died, December 09, 1959 in Hermann Hospital 4715 Chenevert St., Huston, TX.

Daughter of John W. McWhorter & Elizabeth Black . She died of breast cancer.

Burial December 10, 1959 at Forest Park Cemetery.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013 – W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

DUNAWAY, Martha Olene Hill

March 29, 1924 – December 17, 2013

Martha Olene Dunaway, 89 of Junction City, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Louisville.        

Born March 29, 1924, she was the daughter of the late James and Ardie Cummins Hill.

Survivors include a brother, William Leon Hill of Cincinnati, Ohio; and a sister, Leatha Elane Hill of Princeton, Ind.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.


September 2010 – Paul R. Young Funeral Home Notice, Mt. Healthy, OH

DUNN, Jewell Aileen Miracle

March 22 1930 – September 07, 2010

Jewel ""Aileen"" nee Miracle; Beloved wife of Wallace ""Gene"" Dunn. Born in Stanford, KY on Mar. 22, 1930, Passed away Sep. 7, 2010.  Devoted mother of Sandra Michael Sharfe, Linda Robert Powers, Beverly Edward Luerhmann, Jeffrey Belinda Dunn, and Bradley Kimberly Dunn; Loving grandmother ""Meemaw"" of 14 and great-grandmother of 4; Dear sister of Eugene, Juanita, Brenda, Donna and the late Betty; Passed away Tuesday, September 7th 2010; Age 80; Residence Cincinnati; Aileen derived great joy from her family, gardening and her many years of providing compassionate care as a Registered Nurse. A memorial service will be held Friday, September 10th at Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7345 Hamilton Ave., Mt. Healthy at 2 PM. Friends may call on the family from 1 -2 PM prior to services.


Sunday, May 13,2012 – Paul R. Young Funeral Home Notice – Mt. Healthy, Ohio

DUNN, Wallace E. "Gene"

June 28, 1928 – May 11, 2012

DUNN, Wallace E. ""Gene"" – Beloved husband of the late Jewel ""Aileen"" Dunn nee Miracle; Devoted father of Sandra Michael Sharfe, Linda Robert Powers, Beverly Edward Luehrmann, Jeffrey Belinda Dunn and Bradley Kimberly Dunn; Loving ""Papaw"" of 14 and great-grandfather of 6; Also survived by his sisters in law, Gloria and Rosalyn Dunn and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his brothers, Ray Ginny Dunn, Don Dunn and Jerry Dunn. Wallace took great enjoyment in the beauty of God's nature which led to his love of archery, fishing and painting landscapes he encountered over the years. He will always be remembered for his faith, his genuine spirit and his ability to make everyone who met him feel as if they were a part of his family. Passed away on May 11, 2012, at the age of 83. Residence Cincinnati. A Memorial Service to honor his life will be held on Tuesday at 2pm at Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7345 Hamilton Ave., Mt. Healthy. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1pm at the funeral home.


Thursday, December 09, 2010 – The Western Star, Lebanon, OH

ELAM, Chester L.

July 30, 1931 – December 05, 2010

+ U.S. Army

ELAM, Chester L, 79, of Morrow, died Sunday December 5, 2010. Born July 30, 1931 in Crab Orchard, KY to Jon and Dosha (nee: VanHook) Elam, he was a US Army veteran.

A retired truck driver, he was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Daniel Elam, two brothers, Albert and James Elam and five sisters, Ella, Elizabeth, Virginia, Betty, and May. Survivors include one son, Randal Elam of Loveland, OH, two daughters, Gail Turnbull of Indianapolis, IN and Jennifer Elam of Covington, KY, two brothers, John Paul Elam and Robert E. Elam, both of Goshen, OH, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Visitation, Thursday December 9, 2010 from 10-11 AM with memorial service immediately following, all at the Vale-Hoskins Funeral Home, Morrow.


Thursday, December 19, 2013 – Preston Prewitt Funeral Home Notice

EVANS, Katherine Francis Miller

March 12, 1934 – December 18, 2013

Katherine Miller Evans, 79, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.

Born March 12, 1934, in Moreland, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Jack and Myrtle Payton Miller, and the wife of 60 years to Pat “L.P.” Evans.

Mrs. Evans retired from Shaker Village after 26 years of service and also worked at Genesco for more than 20 years. She was a member of Alum Springs First Church of God and enjoyed cooking, sewing and flowers. She always had a very strong work ethic and worked hard her entire life.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Patsy Lee (Wilmer) Cook of Danville, Carolyn Sue (Kenny) Grubbs of Moreland and Kathy Lynn (Alan) Hall of Lexington; six grandchildren, Chris and Eric Pollard, Ashley Maybrier, Hagen Grub and Clay and Chad Hall; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Judy Guinn of Junction City; and her caregivers, Charlotte Baker, Barbara Wilson and Nancy Lonaker.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Preston Pruitt Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Willoughby officiating. Burial will follow in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford.

Casketbearers will be Ty, Chris and Eric Pollard, Hagen Grubbs, and Clay and Chad Hall.

Honorary bearers will be Ashley Maybrier and Dalton Pollard.


Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867 – 1995

FLORA, John I.

May 20, 1877 – February 26, 1945

John L. Flora born in Stanford, KY on May 20, 1877, son of Rueben & Ottwa Ann Wray Flora, husband of Hazel Marie Meyers Flora. He died on Feb. 26, 1945 Dowagiac, Cass Co. Michigan.

He worked at a momument business.

Burial took place at Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac, Cass Co. MI

[Hazel Marie Meyers Flora – b. 25 Jan 1891 – d. 19 Jul 1983. Buried at Riverside Cemetery ]


Thursday, December 12, 2013 – Spurlin Funeral Home Notice, Stanford

FORD, Castella Root

June 02, 1936 – December 12, 2013

Castella Ford, 77, of Stanford, KY (formerly of Chatham, MA) passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford, KY. Born June 2, 1936 in Strafford, VT, she was the daughter of the late Lee Searl and Marjorie Tuttle Root. She was a retired school band leader for Chatham Elementary School in Chatham, MA and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Danville, KY.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years; Richard R. Ford of Stanford, KY, one son; William Ford (Ana) of Stanford, KY, two daughters; Susan Dunbar (Michael) of Naugatuck, CT, and Cathryn Huskinson (Kenneth) of Walla Walla, WA, one brother; Searl Root (Barbara) of Mesa, Arizona, one sister; Mary Evelyn Sylvia (Dennis) of Middleboro, MA, eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ford was also expecting her fourth and fifth great-grandchild.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 5-9pm at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel (Stanford). Funeral service will be Friday, December 20, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Danville, KY at 11am with Bishop Bradshaw officiating. Burial will be at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford, KY.

[Lee Searl Root, born September 28, 1906 - died June 05 2003 in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts]

[Lee S. Root married Marjorie Ray Tuttle 23 Aug 1934 Strafford, Orange, Vermont]


Wednesday, December 18, 2013 – Spurlin Funeral Home Notice, Stanford

FOX, Roger Wayne

November 04, 1964 – December 17, 2013

+ Army National Guard Veteran

Roger Wayne Fox, 49, of Stanford, KY died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at his home. He was born November 4, 1964 in Stanford, KY to Freddie B. and Sue Hazlett Fox. He was a drywall finisher and had served in the Army National Guard.

Survivors include two sons, Roger Wayne Fox II and Chaz' Fox, both of Stanford, KY; his parents, Freddie B. and Sue Hazlett Fox of Stanford, KY; a brother, Freddie B. Fox, Jr. (Lisa) of Stanford, KY; three grandchildren, Parker, Railey and Harper; a nephew, Jeremy Fox; a great-niece and nephew, Macy and Garnet.

Visitation will be Friday, December 20, 2013 from 5-9pm. Funeral service will be Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:30am. Both services will be held at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel (Stanford) with Reverend Brad King officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo Springs Cemetery with military honors provided by Caswell Saufley Post #18.

Casket bearers will be Rick Hazlett, Mike Bishop, Keith Estes, Kenny Fox and Anthony Short.


Monday, December 30, 2013 – McKinney-Brown Funeral Home Notice, Liberty

GIBSON, Vatus Emerson

September, 01, 1924 – December 28, 2013

Vatus Gibson, of Hustonville, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Stanford. She was 89. Born September 1, 1924, in Casey Co., KY, she was a daughter of the late Sherman and Carrie Sandusky Emerson.

 Mrs. Gibson was a housewife and a member of the McKinney Christian Church. Survivors include her sons, Dallin (Phyllis) Gibson of Georgetown, Gary Gibson and Russell (Kathy) Gibson, both of Hustonville, and Ricky (Jennifer) Gibson of Glasgow; daughters, Faye Roy of Cincinnati, OH, Sue (Kenneth) Bailey of Georgetown, and Phillis (Bobby) Wallen of Franklin, IN; brothers, Gene Emerson of Liberty and Rex (Connie) Emerson of Cincinnati, OH; sisters, Lois Miller of Liberty and Sue Cross of Cincinnati, OH; 17 grandchildren; and several great and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Gibson; her parents; son, Larry Gibson; daughter, Dorothy Sprinkles; brothers, Jesse, Rollin, and Coy Emerson; sister, Jewell Smith; 3 grandchildren; and also several other great and great-great grandchildren precede her in death.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Jerod Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9PM on Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home

[See Obituary File # 10 for Noah C. Gibson]


Friday, October 04, 1912 – Interior Journal, Stanford

Kentuckiana Digital Library

HAMILTON, Lucy B. Pepples (Gooch)

1859 – 1912

Mrs. Lucy Hamilton, relict of Isaac Hamilton, died suddenly at her home in Rowland at 7:30 last evening of heart trouble. She was 57 years of age and is survived by two children. The burial will take place in Goshen cemetery at 2:30 tomorrow, Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Hamilton was a daughter of Mr. David Peppels (Pepples and Mary Francis Scott Pepples) and was a splendid Christian woman. Her death is a severe blow to her many friends and relatives.

[Lucy B. Pepples married James E. Gooch on 25 Nov 1880 Lincoln Co. , James E. Gooch b. 1858 – d. 1882, buried at Goshen Cemetery, Lucy is buried next to James E. Gooch]

[Lucy B. Pepples Gooch married Isaac Hamilton on 11 Feb 1896 in Lincoln Co. – Issac Hamilton was married three times, including Lucy. Isaac Hamilton is buried at Bufflo Springs Cemetery next to his wfe, Roberta Florence Hamilton. He was divorced from Susan Harris ]


Friday, January 04, 2014 – Advocate-Messenger

HAMPTON, Douglas Dwayne

May 01, 1952 – January 02, 2014

Douglas Dwayne “Doughboy” Hampton, 62, of Danville, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born May 1, 1952, in Maywood, Ky., he was the son of Gideon Douglas and Mable Davis Hampton. Dwayne worked for the Danville Fire Department for 22 years and the Bluegrass Airport as an operations dispatcher for 15 years. He was a 1970 graduate of Danville High School and enjoyed hunting, fishing, time with his grandchildren and his dogs.

Douglas is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy Ann Cochran Hampton; two sons, Christopher Dwayne (Melissa) Hampton of Danville and Nathaniel David (Carla) Hampton of Nicholasville; one brother, Rodney Patrick (Carmen) Hampton of Danville; one sister, Cheryl Jean (Steve) Benedict of Mitchellsburg; five grandchildren, Brittany Hampton, Jonathon Hampton, Elizabeth Cheyenne Hampton, Colin Robert Hampton and Landon Westerfield; and two great-grandchildren, Emmitt Kitchen and Saylor June Hampton.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City with Chaplain Stewart Dawson officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Chris Smith, Richard Cochran, Bobby Cummins, Troy Cain, Christopher, Nathaniel and Jonathon Hampton, and Mitchell Miracle. All past and present members of the Danville Fire Department and Rick Elkins will be honorary pallbearers.


Thursday, December 12, 2013 – Fox Funeral Home Notice

HARRIS, Vivian Odez Gray

May 11, 1923 – December 12, 2013

Vivian Odez Harris, age 90, of Ypsilanti, MI, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013 at her home. She was born May 11, 1923 in Henry County, Tennessee, daughter of Edwin J. & Beulah P. (Nance) Gray.

Mrs. Harris was a long-time active member of Graceway Baptist Church. She worked for Auto-Owner's Insurance for 41 years as an underwriter. She was a member of numerous senior citizen groups, including Sumpter Seniors and September Days Senior Citizens. She also enjoyed the Western Wayne County Quilting Guild, reading, gardening and playing cards and bingo. Most of all, she loved to travel, having visited most of Europe, Australia, Alaska, etc.

She is survived by a brother, Kenneth Gray of Paris, Tennessee, special niece, friend and caregiver, Sheryl Lucas of Ypsilanti, MI, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and friends. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kelly Harris, two sisters Rhoda McDaniel and Bernice Jean Skiffington, and a brother William Gray.

A Graveside Service will be held 11:00AM Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Buffalo Springs Cemetery Chapel with Bro. Kerry Jones officiating the service.

Fox Funeral Home, Stanford, is entrusted with Vivian’s local arrangements.


Sunday, November 27, 2011 – Cahall Funeral Home Notice, Georgetown, Ohio

HAUBNER, Frances Caldwell

June 12, 1923 – November 26, 2011

Frances Haubner, age 88 of Georgetown, Ohio died Saturday, November 26, 2011 at the Meadowbrook Care Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She and her late husband Earl were the co-owners of the former Georgetown Flower Shop in Georgetown from 1955 until 1986. Frances was a member of the Georgetown Church of Christ for over sixty years, a Sunday school class treasurer (the Co-Workers), a Brown County General Hospital volunteer and a supporter of Feed the Children and various missionaries.

She was born June 12, 1923 in Waynesburg, Kentucky the daughter of the late Tully B. and Emma (Burton) Caldwell. She was also preceded in death by her husband of forty-two years Earl Haubner, two brothers Cecil and Elijah Caldwell, two sisters Clara Drennin and Martha Belle Smolen and twin infant granddaughters.

 Mrs. Haubner is survived by one son Michael (Debbie) Haubner of Springfield, Ohio, two daughters Cathi (Earl Gettelfinger) Haubner of West Chester, Ohio and Pam (Mike) Pride of Georgetown, Ohio; seven grandchildren Donna (Keith) Anderson of Delaware, Ohio, Diane (Twain) Conley of Hilliard, Ohio, Barry (Andrea) Haubner of East Aurora, New York, Heather (Tom) Johnson of Columbus, Ohio, Amy Pride of Lexington, Kentucky, Kelly (Jason) Galley of Georgetown, Ohio and Kathy (Matt) Rankin of Georgetown, Ohio; eleven great grandchildren Kayla, Ethan and Jack Haubner, Evan Johnson, Callie Conley, Joshua, Jaxon, Jayla and Khloe Galley and Isaac and Caleb Rankin; one sister Lois (Jack) Burks of Amelia, Ohio and one sister-in-law Freda Haubner of Georgetown, Ohio.

Private Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family on Thursday, December 1, 2011at the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, Ohio. Jason Galley and Matt Rankin will officiate.

Interment will be in the Confidence Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Georgetown Church of Christ, 149 Hamer Road, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 or to Sould Out Quartet, 202 Spring Meadow Drive, Georgetown, Ohio 45121.The Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, Ohio is serving the family.


Thursday, December 12, 2013 – W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

HOWITT, Ada G. Benedict

June 20, 1917 Casey Co. - December 11, 2013

Ada Benedict Howitt, 96 of Knoxville, TN died Wednesday, December 11, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Wallace and Ida H. Mitchum Benedict.

She is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Gary) Whitis of Knoxville, TN; brother, Ron Benedict of Johnson City, TN; grandchildren: Kellee (Jeff) Thurmond of Corbin, KY and Alyssa Whitis of Knoxville, TN; and three great grandchildren: Ally, Ben and Andrew Thurmond.

 Services will be at 2 pm, Sunday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Jonathan Grizzell with burial in Hustonville Cemetery. Visitation is 5-7 pm, Saturday.

Pallbearers are Jeff Thurmond, Gary Whitis, Mike and Trent Martin, Larry Benedict and Kevin Stewart. Honorary pallbearers are Ben and Andrew Thurmond.


Tuesday, June 12, 1888 – Interior Journal, Stanford, KY

Kentuckian Digital Library  


JAMES, George W.

April 10, 1823 – June 08, 1888

After more than a year's illness of organic valvular disease of the heart, Mr. George W. James departed this life at his home at Crab Orchard, Friday, at noon, aged 63 years.

Born in Pulaski county, he began life as a laborer at 25 cents a day, but by indomitable energy and fine business tact he soon began to shift for himself and to accumulate money, until at his death his estate is estimated at $50,000 to $75,000. He married Miss Bobbitt, a sister of Hon. Fontaine Fox Bobbitt, and for many years they lived at Crab Orchard, where Mr. James engaged in the mercantile and other businesses.

His wife preceded him to the grave a year or more ago, and it is probable that grief over her death hastened his own demise. He was a consistent member of the Baptist Church and a most useful man in his community, being ever ready to assist those that he thought were honestly striving to better their condition. Four children survive him and the public joins in lamenting his loss, which is its as well as theirs.

 The funeral discourse was preached by Rev. J. N. Bowling at the Baptist church Saturday afternoon, to a large audience of sympathizing friends, who afterwards followed the remains to their last resting place on Cemetery Hill.

[Husband of Elizabeth Bobbitt James]

Buried at Crab Orchard Cemetery  -Section B.


Monday, December 23, 2013 – Spurlin Funeral Home Notice


July 06, 1994 – December 23, 2013

Trent Johnson, 19, of Stanford, KY passed away Monday, December 23, 2013 in Nashville, TN. He was born July 6, 1994 to Tim Johnson and the late Jill Victoria Tucker Johnson. He was a graduate of Lincoln County High School Class of 2012, and was currently attending Eastern Kentucky University.

Survivors include his father: Tim Johnson, one brother: Tim Ralph Johnson, and one sister: Tracy Johnson, all of Stanford, KY. He was preceded in death by his mother: Jill Victoria Tucker Johnson.

Visitation will be Friday, December 27, 2013 from 5-9pm at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel (Stanford). The family will have a private interment at a later date. Honorary bearers are: Rick Bruno, Hoyt Keith, Jim Schooler, Patty Parker, Mary Lou Sowders, Harmony Fields, and Dylan Castle.


Bacon Memorial Library Records  – Wyandotte, Michigan

KING, Chlorel Willard

Born, August 06, 1916 Kings Mountain, KY – Died 26 February 1938 Wyandotte, Wayne Co. Michigan

Residence: 1304 College St. Lincoln Park Michigan – Single

Son of William King, born in Louisville, KY and Sue Murphy, born at Kings Mountain, KY.

Paper Handler for Newspaper

Buried – Waynesburg, Lincoln Co. KY


Wednesday, December 04, 2013 – Spurlin Funeral Home Notice, Stanford

McBEE, James Russell

April 07 1959 – December 04 2013

James Russell "Jim" McBee, 54, of Danville, KY passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at home. He was born April 7, 1959 to Jody and Christine Buchanan McBee. He was a master electrician, was an immediate past president for Modern Woodmen of America, and attended Perryville Christian Church.

He is survived by his parents; Jody and Christine Buchanan McBee of Stanford, KY, his longtime companion; Nona Naylor of Danville, KY, one son; Jeremy Russell McBee (Cheyeanna Tinsley) of McKinney, KY, one brother; Jeff McBee (Kathy) of Danville, KY, two nieces; Leslie McBee Hughes (Jeremy) and Olivia McBee, one great niece, and one great nephew. He was preceded in death by one daughter; Lorna Jo McBee.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 5-9pm. Funeral service will be Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11am with Reverends Joe Hood and Mark Thompson. Both services will be held at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel (Stanford). Burial will be at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford, KY. Casket bearers are: Bruce Ham, Justin Nickodemus, Lee Piscatalia, Wes Winchell, Curt Folger, and Woody Drakeford.


Monday, December 16, 2013 – Spurlin Funeral Home Notice, Stanford

McWHORTER, Lucille Singleton

March 26, 1938 – December 15, 2013

Lucille McWhorter, 75, of Hustonville, KY passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013 at home. Born March 26, 1938 in Danville, KY to the late Edgar and Callie Merchant Singleton, she was a retired employee of Palm Beach Inc., she was the primary caregiver for her son for 33 years, and she was also a member of New Salem Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years: Earl Dean McWhorter of Hustonville, KY, one son: Billy Dean McWhorter of Hustonville, KY, one daughter: Becky Douglas (Jimmy) of Waynesburg, KY, one grandson: Jamie Douglas (Megan) of Stanford, KY, four great-grandchildren: Draven Douglas, Reznor Douglas, Araya Douglas, and Zander Douglas, all of Stanford, KY, several nieces and nephews, and one special friend: Mary Jo Smith. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Louis Merchant and Glen Singleton.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 5-9pm at New Salem Baptist Church. Funeral service will be Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 2pm at the church with Reverends Stanley Stevenson and Jared Moore officiating. Burial will be at New Salem Cemetery in New Salem, KY.

Casket bearers will be: Kim McWhorter, Larry McWhorter, Jeff McWhorter, Jimmy Douglas, Jamie Douglas, and Jimmy Smith. Honorary bearers are: Pam Meece, Tim Phelps, and Dawn Macneil. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to Heritage Hospice (P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40422). Spurlin Funeral Home (Stanford) is in charge of arrangements.


Saturday, December 07, 2013 – McKnight Funeral Home Notice

MILLER, Vula Mae Padget

June 04, 1917 – December 07, 2013

Vula Mae Padget Miller age 96 of Stanford, passed away Saturday, December 07, 2013 at the Golden Living Center. She was born June 04, 1917 in Lincoln County to the late Albert and Coria Padget. She was the wife of the late William "Willie" Miller who preceded her in death on May 18, 2004. She was a member of the Watts Chapel Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband Vula was preceded in death by her loving daughter, Linda Carol Shelton.

Ms. Vula leaves behind several dear friends including Bob & Rita Coulter of Stanford.

Services will be held at 11am, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery with Bro. Dan Gutenson officiating.


Monday, December 30, 2013 – Advocate-Messenger

NAYLOR, Charles Thomas

January 17, 1944 – December 28, 2013

Charles Thomas Naylor, 69, of Lancaster, died Dec. 28, 2013.

Born in Lincoln County, Jan. 17, 1944, he was the son of the late John Lee and Mary Plummer Naylor. He was retired from General Electric Corp. after 35 years as a maintenance mechanic. He was also a veteran and served in the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Reva Cheatham Naylor; two sons, Charles Naylor and Michael Naylor; stepsons Bobby Douglas, Robert Douglas and Walter Douglas; and daughter, Jennifer Shields.

There will be no visitation or funeral at this time. Spurlin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Saturday, January 04, 2013 – McKnight Funeral Home

OSBORNE, Lillie Serena Deboard

November 17, 1923 – January 02, 2014

Lillie Serena (Deboard) "Rena" Osborne, 90 of Brodhead passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, at her home. Born Nov. 17, 1923 in Rockcastle County, she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Birdie Brummett Deboard.

Lillie was the wife of the late Dwight Osborne whom she married on Aug. 28, 1942. She was a former employee of RCA in Cincinnati and also worked with her husband on their dairy farm. Lillie was devoted to her family and friends and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting and especially reading her bible.

She is survived by daughters, Florence (Ken) Doyle of Indianapolis, IN and Glenda Osborne Crab of Orchard, KY; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren, Steven Doyle, Greg Doyle and his son Hunter, Staci Doyle Samples and her children Jake, Nick and Jenni and David Doyle and his son Coy, all of Indianapolis, IN; Four sisters, Betty Moore and Jewel Haarmon of Brodhead, KY, Marie Alsip of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Birdie Deboard of Mt.Vernon, Ky; and three brothers, Sam and Alfred DeBord of Williamsburg, Ohio and Johnny Deboard of Brodhead.

Besides her parents and her husband she was preceded in death by a great grandson Chad Mitchell Samples; three Brothers: infant Delbert, Arthur and William (Teak) Deboard and four sisters: Pearlie Deboard, Myrtle Howard and Lula Wallin.

Pallbearers will be Lillie’s grandsons and great grandsons.

Funeral Services will 1 p.m., Saturday, January 4, 2013 at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel, officiatedd by Pastor Terry Orcutt.  Burial will be at Crab Orchard Cemetery.


Friday, May 21, 1909 – Interior Journal, Stanford, KY

Ketuckiana Digital Library


August 13, 1829 – May 19, 1909

Mr. David Pepples, one of Lincoln county's oldest and best men, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lilburn Gooch, at noon Wednesday.

 Funeral services were held at the home at 3:30 yesterday afternoon by Eld. J. G. Livingston, after which the burial took place in Goshen cemetery. Mr. Pepples wife died a number of years ago but the following children are left to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent father: Mesdames Lilburn Gooch, James Gooch, William Perkins, Henry C. Anderson, John Z. Spoonamore and Messrs. John C., James H. and W. H. Pepples. Mr. Pepples was 84 years old and a most excellent citizen.


Tuesday, September 01,, 1896 – Interior Journal, Stanford, KY

Kentuckiana Digital Library  - Page 2

PEPPLES, Mary Frances Scott

June 20, 1837 – August 28, 1896

In Memory Of Mrs. Pepples
Died at her home in Lincoln county, Ky., Aug. 28, 1896, Mrs. Frances Pepples, in the 60th year of her age.
Sister Pepples obeyed the Gospel at a meeting held by J. G. Livingston at Boone's school-house in 1880 and from that time until her death was an earnest Christian. She was the first one to come forward and confess her Savior at that meeting, then seven others followed, she being the prime mover of that flourishing church now known as Goshen. She was the oldest of a family of five children.

Her brother, Solomon Scott, whom she devotedly loved, came from Indiana in answer to a telegram, but did not get there in time to hear her talk. Our sister possessed many traits of character which were truly admirable, among which her kind and amiable temper and disposition and her child-like freedom from malice were most conspicuous. Her great kindness of heart and gentleness of manner bound her to her husband and children with the strongest ties of affection and tenderness, and in her intercourse with society was influenced by that crowning excellence, a Christian charity, which suffers long and is kind, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and which prompted her to apologize for the weakness and errors often manifested in the actions of men, and call to mind their redeeming traits when harshly spoken of by others. Her faith and hope was triumphant, often telling her loving ones she was ready and willing to go. She had been a great sufferer here and longed for rest. Her mission on earth is ended, her work is done. Like the snowflake, she has left a mark but no stain, for her influence for good was unbounded. She was a kind neighbor, an affectionate wife and a devoted mother.
A loving wife's chair is vacant, a mother's tender counsel is heard no more, a Christian's work is ended. May we when called upon to take our departure to the dark, chilly regions of the tomb, go home with the same assurance of an eternal reward as did this pure and goodly woman, and may her husband, brother, sisters, children and grand children be prepared to meet her in that heavenly land where no parting tears are shed.

Buried at Goshen Cemetery


Thursday, December 26, 2013 – Barnett- Demrow Funeral Home Notice

ROGERS, Kathleen Reynolds

June 16, 1945 –  December 24, 2013

Kathleen Reynolds Rogers, age 68, of North Fishing Creek Road in Kings Mountain, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at UK Medical Center in Lexington.  Born Saturday, June 16, 1945 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Henry & Audrey Reynolds.  She was the loving wife of 44 years to Joe Rogers of Kings Mountain.  She attended Pond Baptist Church and loved to garden. 

In addition to her husband, Kathleen leaves behind two brothers, Jerry Reynolds of Kings Mountain and Gerald Reynolds of Waynesburg; two sisters, Aline Reynolds of Waynesburg and Mae Coleman of Turnersville; and several nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral Service will be held 11:00AM Friday, December 27, 2013 at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home with Bro. David Gambrel officiating the service.  Burial will follow in Pond Cemetery. 

The Visitation will be held 10:00AM Friday until service time.

Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home, Waynesburg, is entrusted with Kathleen’s arrangements.


Thursday, December 26, 2013 – McKnight Funeral Home Notice

SIMPSON, Bobby Lee

November 02, 1942 – December 25, 2013

Bobby Lee Simpson, 71, of Crab Orchard, KY passed away Wednesday, December 25th, at his home. He was the husband of the late Shirley Ann (Noakes) Simpson whom preceded him in death on March 6, 2013. Bobby was born on November 2, 1942, to the late Ray and Martha Mae (Bishop) Simpson. He was a former employee of Gulf States Paper in Nicholasville. Bobby was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Bobby is survived by son, Kerry (Bessie) Simpson of Crab Orchard, 2 Grandchildren, Eric & Lindsy Simpson

Funeral sevices; 11:am, Saturday, December 28, 2013 at McKnght Funeral Home Chapel . Officiating services: Bro. Ralph Reynolds

Place of Burial: Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery

Visitation will be prior to funeral services on Saturday beginning at 9:30 am at McKnight Funeral Home.


Saturday, December 07, 2013 – Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

WALLS, Johnny Franklin, Sr.

March 12, 1943 – Decembr 06, 2013

Johnny Franklin Walls, Sr., 70, of Lawrenceburg, KY passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 at home. Born March 12, 1943 in Stanford, KY to the late Pete and Naomi Gilpin Walls, he was a United States Army Veteran having served in the Vietnam War, an employee for GTE Sylvania for 27 years, and a member of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include three sons; Johnny Franklin Walls, Jr. (Marilyn) of Lawrenceburg, KY, Brian Walls (Donna) of Lebanon, KY, and Jeffrey Walls (Stephanie) of Somerset, KY, three sisters; Jewell Allen of Harrodsburg, KY, Barbara Owens (Lynn) of Shelbyville, KY, and Sue Ann Horn of Lawrenceburg, KY, eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother; Robert "Buddy" Walls, and two sisters; Ruby Lowe and Mary Amanda Walls.

Visitation will be Monday, December 9, 2013 from 5-9pm. Funeral service will be Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1pm. Both services will be held at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel (Stanford). Burial will be at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford, KY. Casket bearers will be: Jonathan Buchanan, David Ward, Blake Bishop, Breanna Walls, Brad Walls, and Logan Walls. Honorary bearers are: Fred Baker, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.