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Lincoln County, Ky Obituaries File #57

 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.   

ADAMS, James ATWOOD, Dora Roberts BAKER, Cora Jane
BARBATI, Fannie Hall BARBOUR, Teresa G. Smith BILES, Doris Fleming
BOWLES, Pascal BRICKEY, William M BROCK, Nora Edna Gross
BROWN, Omer Gilbert CORNETT, Herman Stanley Jr. DAVIDSON, Raleigh L.
DELANEY, Robert DENNY, Margaret J. Wise DISHON, Verda Marie Humphrey
DYER, Roger Allen ELLIS, William Arthur Fields, Albert
FLETCHER, Thelma Lyttle GREEN, Ponza Eaton HARRIS, Jewell Warmouth
HENSLEY, James HUBBARD, Charles R. IVY, Joyce Ann Releford
JAMES, Lillian Carver LUCAS, Michael Gene MASON, Elly Whitfield
MCKINNEY, Walter "Pug" MILLER, Thomas "Tom"   NAPIER, Clarence
NOLAND, Ovadine PARR, Clara Lillian Lynn PENDERGRAFT, Kline
PHILLIPS, Foster PROPES, Eddie A. REED, Bette “Oma” Clinebell
REID, Alta Marie Coppage RICE, Kelly D. ROGERS, Charles Everett
SANDERS, Ruby McWhorter SAYLOR, Melvin Ewell SIMPSON, William Andrew
SMITH, Eva Irene Shoopman SMITH, Floyd "Buster" SMITH, James Douglas
STANDISH, Lilah E. Ferguson STEMPFLY, Selma May Gutenson WEAVER, Joseph Terry
WILDER, Bessie L. McCowan WILDER, Carl WOODALL, Christine Griffin

   

Friday May 9, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

ADAMS, James
July 27, 1942 – May 08, 2008

WAYNESBURG — James Adams, 65, of Waynesburg died Thursday.

Born July 27, 1942, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Willie J. and Myrtle (Hines) Adams. He was the owner and operator of Adams Construction Co.

Survivors include a special companion, Carolyn Wooden; a sister, Bertha Cahill; and four brothers, Earl Adams, Bobby Adams, Clifford Adams and Kenneth Adams.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dan Gutenson officiating. Burial will be in Adams Cemetery.

 

Thursday May 1, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

ATWOOD, Dora Roberts
February 17, 1916 – April 29, 2008

STANFORD - Dora Roberts Atwood, 92, of Waynesburg died Tuesday.

Born Feb. 17, 1916, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Elisha and Oma Roy Roberts. She was a retired employee of Palm Beach Co., a homemaker and oldest living member of Jennies Chapel United Methodist Church in Windsor.

Survivors include two sisters, Fern Webster of Nashville, Tenn., and Jewell Mitchell of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fox Funeral Home with Bro. Ronald Moore officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

 

Wednesday April 30, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

BAKER, Cora Jane
October 03, 1938 – April 29, 2008

STANFORD - Cora Jane Baker, 69, of Crab Orchard died Tuesday.

Born Oct. 3, 1938, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Jonas and Mary Hopkins Baker. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Barry Baker of Inwood, W.Va.; and two grandchildren, Amber Nicole and Adrian Anthony.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Watts Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Spurlin Funeral Home of Stanford is in charge of arrangements.

 

Sunday, June 08, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

BARBATI, Fannie Hall
July 08, 1917 – June 05, 2008

MORELAND - Fannie Hall Barbati, 90, of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Hustonville, died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

Born July 8, 1917, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Sarah Ann Childress Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Barbati.

Survivors include a son, John C. Barbati of Raleigh; a daughter, Denise Ann Reynolds of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; a sister, Elizabeth Edrington of Nashville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. W.L. Prewitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

BARBOUR, Teresa G. Smith
May 24, 1958 – June 04, 2008

STANFORD - Teresa Gail Barbour, 50, of Waynesburg died Wednesday.

Born May 24, 1958, in Marion, Ind., she was a daughter of Donald Howard Smith of Waynesburg, and the late Geneva Ann Leach Smith. Teresa worked as a waitress.

Survivors include her four children, Chris Barbour, Harry Barbour and Ashley Barbour, all of Stuart, Fla., and Perry Barbour of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a sister, Rebecca S. Bruner of Stuart, Fla.; a brother, Donnie Smith of Waynesburg; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Florida at a later date. Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Sunday, June 08, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

BILES, Doris Fleming
June 04, 1930 – June 06, 2008

Doris Fleming Biles, 78, died Friday, June 6, 2008, after a brief illness.

Born June 4, 1930, in Stanford, she was the daughter of the late Ernest A. and Doris Griggs Fleming. She retired from Central Supply and Equipment Co. and was a bookkeeper for more than 25 years. She was a member of The Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her son, Bill (Margaret) Biles of Lexington; a brother, Jim (Ruby Lea) Fleming of Old Hickory, Tenn.; two stepgrandchildren, Amy and Zach Hall; and several cousins.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bellevue Cemetery with the Rev. James Stewart officiating.

Donations are suggested to the Meals on Wheels program of the Presbyterian Church, Heritage Hospice or the Wilderness Trace Child Development Center.

Stith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday April 29, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

BOWLES, Pascal

LEXINGTON - Pascal "Pat" Bowles, 86, died Sunday at Sayre Christian Village. He was the husband of Louise Price Bowles for 66 years.

Born in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Thomas H. and Lena Epperson Bowles. He was a retired employee of IBM and a member of the Quarter Century Club. Mr. Bowles was a co-founder and elder of the former Eastland Christian Church.

Survivors other than his wife include a daughter, Dianne (Joe) Curtis of Murray.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road. Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

 

Sunday, May 11, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

BRICKEY, William M.
January 19, 1942 –May 09, 2008

CRAB ORCHARD — William Mitchelle “Billy” Brickey, 66, of Lancaster passed away Friday, May 9, 2008, at the Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville. He was the husband of Treva Louise (Doughty) Brickey, whom he married on Oct. 6, 1967. Bill was born in Garrard County on Jan. 19, 1942, to the late Willard “Tuck” and Alice (Sowder) Brickey.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years; a sister, Carolyn Kinnaird of Lancaster; three nieces, Kimberly Edwards of Lancaster, and Sarah and Rachel Sims; and a great-nephew, Christopher Ballard.

Pallbearers include E.J. Hasty, Sammy Durham, Jerry Purcell, Rodney Sims and Russell Doughty.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the McKnight Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Bro. Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

 

 

Sunday, April 27, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

BROCK, Nora Edna Gross
October 07, 1935 – April 25, 2008

CRAB ORCHARD - Nora Edna Gross Brock, 72, of Crab Orchard died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

She was the widow of Plese Brock Sr. She was born Oct. 7, 1935, in Harlan and was the daughter of the late Levi and Oma Griffey Gross. She was a homemaker and a very dear loving mother.

Survivors include five children, Sammy (Ruby) Brock, Plese (Linda) Brock Jr., Jackie Ellis (Debbie) Brock, Betty Ann (Joe) Sparrow and Gail Chochran; a sister, Betty (Bobby) McMahan; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Helen Greer; three sisters, Dorothy Mae Rodriguez, Shirley Wilson and Barbara Gonzales; and three brothers, Caleb, John D. and Eugene Gross.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at McKnight Funeral Home with burial in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

 

Thursday, August 21, 1997 – Harrordsburg Herald

 

BROWN, Omer Gilbert

January 11, 1915 – August 17, 1997
Mr. Omer Gilbert Brown, 82, of 140 Jefferson Ave., died Sunday, August 17, 1997 at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center in Danville. Born January 11, 1915 in Casey County, he was the son of the late Clayton F. and Mary Elizabeth McWhorter Brown. He was a retired farmer and member of Bethel Baptist Church.

 Survivors include: his wife, Lucy Lane Brown, Harrodsburg; one son, Omer Brown, Jr., Harrodsburg; seven daughters, Mary Rose Smith and Doris Brown, both of Harrodsburg, Alma Edgington, Swayzee, IN, Phyllis Hathaway, Upland, CA, Ila Hamsher, Pacifica, CA and Lana J. Callahan, Ft. Collins, CO, Bernice P. Lands, Danville; three brothers, Egbert Brown, Lincoln County, Clarence Austin Brown, Casey County, and Hobert Brown, Cincinnati, OH; two sisters, Iva Leach, Junction City and Mina Hemminger, Hale, MO; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Larry Brown.

 Services for Mr. Brown were held Wednesday, August 20, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jack Geurin and Rev. James Lynn officiating. Burial was in the Hustonville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Adrian Thompson, Bobby Christerson, LeRoy Mills, Scott Brown, Jackie Griffey and Wilson Pinkston.

 

Monday June 9, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

CORNETT, Herman Stanley Jr.
July 03, 1970 – June 07, 2008

WAYNESBURG - Herman Stanley Cornett Jr., 37, of Waynesburg died Saturday.

Born July 3, 1970, in Danville, he was a son of Herman S. Cornett Sr. and Geneva Margaret Price Hundley, both of Waynesburg.

Other survivors include two daughters, Marricca and Kimberly Cornett, both of Stanford; and a brother, Wes Cornett, and a sister, Jana Noakes, both of Waynesburg.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant View Baptist Church by the Rev. Aaron Hogue. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.

 

 

 

Monday, April 7, 2008 –Advocate-Messenger

DAVIDSON, Raleigh L.
July 20, 1930 – April 01, 2008

STANFORD - Raleigh Lee Davidson, 77, of Yerington, Nev., died Tuesday.

Born July 20, 1930, in London, he was a son of the late G. E. "Estrall" and Maggie Davidson.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Davidson; two sons, Cecil Davidson of Ohio and John Davidson of Nevada; two daughters, Connie Murphy of Liberty and Patricia Calloway of Stanford; a sister, Martha Irvin, and a sister-in-law, Anna Davidson, both of Stanford; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mitchell Davidson; and a brother, Joe B. Davidson.

Graveside services will be held at later date at Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Spurlin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, May 29, 2008- Advocate-Messenger

DELANEY, Robert
November 30, 1944 – May 26, 2008

WAYNESBURG - Robert Delaney, 63, of Waynesburg died Monday.

Born Nov. 30, 1944, in Madison County, he was a son of the late Henry Robert and Lucille Grant Delaney.

Survivors include his wife, Vivan Cain Delaney; three sons, Robert Clifton Delaney Jr., Henry Wilson Delaney and Larry Chico Delaney; a daughter, Virena Ann Hampton; three brothers, Walter Isaiah Delaney, Larry William Delaney and Daniel Eugene Delaney; and three sisters, Lettie Sexton, Elizabeth Jane Simpson and Jacquelin Whitis.

Services are 1 p.m. today at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Victor Slanton. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.

 

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

DENNY, Margaret J. Wise
August 02,
1926 – May 20, 2008

STANFORD - Margaret J. Denny, 81, of Berea died Tuesday at Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Aug. 2, 1926, in Hardin County, she was a daughter of the late John and Laura Oaks Wise. She was a homemaker and a member of Hays Fork Baptist Church.

Margaret leaves behind three sons, Shelby (Karen) Lakes of Stanford, Matt (Jeannine) Lakes of Berea and Robert (Mary Ann) Denny of Stanford; two daughters, Velma Wood and beloved son-in-law Larry of Berea, and Dora Justice of Georgetown; a brother, Edmund (Zana) Wise of Germantown, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Margaret was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Woodrow and Noah Wise; and three sisters, Elsie Wise, Ella V. Staton and Eva Bowlin; her first husband, Oscar Lakes; and her second husband, Robert Denny Sr.

Services will be 6 p.m. Thursday at Fox Funeral Home with Bro. Vincent Carman officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and Larry Wood. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Thursday at Fox Funeral Home.

 

Monday, April 14, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

DISHON, Verda Marie Humphrey
June 29, 1927 – April 12, 2008

STANFORD - Verda Marie Humphrey Dishon, 80, of Stanford died Saturday.

Born June 29, 1927, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late William and Sarah Woodall Humphrey. She was a homemaker and member of Church of God.

Survivors include her three sons, John Thomas (Catherine) Dishon of Stanford, and Tommy Lee (Debbie) Dishon and Paul Lewis Dishon, both of Danville; two daughters, Wanda (Paul) Chambers of Danville and Linda (Melvin) Rogers of Stanford; two brothers, Foster Humphrey of Upton and Jesse Humphrey of Louisville, Tenn.; a sister, Dorothy Gaddis of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Dishon of Stanford; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Arthur Dishon; a son, David Arthur Dishon; and a grandson, David Allen Dishon.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Spurlin Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Humphrey officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jessica Ryan, Kimberly Irvin, Gary Irvin, Troy Dishon, Brad Dishon, Donavon Dishon, Jennifer Dishon and Austin Chambers.

Honorary pallbearers will be caretakers and staff of Charleson Health Care Center in Danville, Dr. Findley Hendricson, Dr. Todd Montgomery and Dr. Mark Bruner.

 

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

DYER, Roger Allen
April 02, 1955 – June 07, 2008

CRAB ORCHARD - Roger Allen Dyer, 53, of Crab Orchard died Saturday.

Born April 2, 1955, in Somerset, he was a son of Lavon Cash Dyer Whitis and the late Melvin R. Dyer.

Survivors include his wife, Doshia Mae Simpson Dyer of Crab Orchard; two daughters, Jennifer Dyer of Lancaster and Amber Cooper of Crab Orchard; two sons, Jonathan Dyer of Eddyville and Dustin Hensley of Crab Orchard; a sister, Rhonda Bloomer of Somerset; and a brother, Larry Dyer of Jacksonville, Fla.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at McKnight Funeral Home. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military honors by Caswell Saufley Post 18 of the American Legion.

 

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

ELLIS, William Arthur
June 19, 1915 – May 19, 2008

MORELAND - William Arthur Ellis, 92, of Rocky Ford died Monday in Danville.

Born June 19, 1915, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Johnson and Eva Mills Ellis. He was a retired farmer and a member of Rocky Ford Baptist Church and Rocky Ford Masonic Lodge No. 765.

Survivors include his son, John (Kacy) Ellis of Rocky Ford; two grandchildren, Jacy Pennington and Jessica Palmer; and two great-grandchildren, Noah and Ryder Pennington.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Powers Ellis; a brother, Hugh Ellis; and a sister, Mary Alice Morgan.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bros. Dale Denton, Jerry Adams and Brad Fleming. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shirley Richards, Hershal, Carol and Ralph Reed, Jerry Rousey and Craig Griffin. Honorary pallbearers are Harlan, Monroe, Carl, Evan, Russell and George Woodson Ellis.

 

Thursday, June 12, 2008 – Interior Journal

Fields, Albert

October 11, 1927 – June 02, 2008

Albert “Bert” Fields, 80 died Monday, June 2 at Highlands Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Louisville.

A native of Stanford, he was born Oct. 11, 1927 to the late John Wesley Fields, Sr. and Luana Whitehead Fields. He was a 1945 graduate of Stanford High School where he played football and basketball, 1951 graduate of Centre College, earned doctorate degrees in English and philosophy from the University of Kentucky in 1967, was an Army veteran, professor at University of Southwestern Louisiana, an officer s and board member of the South Central Modern Language Association, the South Central Christianity and Literature Conference, and the South Central Renaissance Conference, an international scholar who represented the United States at conferences in Austria, Israel, The Netherlands, and Brazil, and enjoyed boating, fishing, visiting with neighbors, and traveling.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Wesley Fields, Jr.

Survivors include his wife, JoAn of Jamestown; two sons, Christopher (Allison) Fields of Costa Rica and Anthony Fields of New Mexico; a daughter, Sarah Beth Fields of California; sisters, Elizabeth Ruth Tobinski of Salt Lake City and LoAnn Blankenship of Lexington; one brother, Charles Marion Fields of Morehead; and nieces, nephews and many cousins.

Funeral services were June 6 with burial in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Fox Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Sunday, June 01, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

FLETCHER, Thelma Lyttle
November 19, 1919 – May 30, 2008

CRAB ORCHARD — Thelma Lyttle Fletcher, 88, of Crab Orchard died Friday, May 30, 2008, at Hospice of Dayton, Ohio Pathways of Hope Medical Center.

She was the widow of Jim Fletcher and the daughter of the late William and Katy Katherine Jackson Lyttle. She was a loving mother, homemaker and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Virginia Metcalf, Martha Cowan, Janice (Jim) Southard and Mary (Jerry) Davidson; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren.

She was predeceased by sons Newtie and Bobby Fletcher, brothers Roy Lyttle and William Lyttle Jr., and sisters Maxine Jackson and Jean Brown.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 2, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Brother Cecil Roundtree. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Visitation is after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bill, Eddie and Danny Hawley, Larry and Terry Pettit, Billy Day, Oscar “Bud” Saylor and Jacob Andrew Rowe.

Honorary pallbearers are Landon and Billy Joe Fletcher and William McClure.

 

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

GREEN, Ponza Eaton
November 19, 1921 – June 09, 2008

CRAB ORCHARD - Ponza Eaton Green, 86, of Crab Orchard died Monday.

Born Nov. 19, 1921, in Gurn Sulphur, she was a daughter of the late Steve Monroe and Eutha Masters Eaton.

She worked as a nurse for Garrard County Hospital and was a member of Brodhead Christian Church, Brodhead Eastern Star and Brodhead Ameranths. She also was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include five sisters, Lona Slayback and Dessie Tankersley, both of Crab Orchard, Juanita Cummins of Preachersville, Edith Lanham of Corbin, Ima Jean (Eddie) Bryant of Lily and Ruth (Paul) Doyle of Richmond; a brother, Billy Ray (Patsy) Eaton of Richmond; a special niece, Brenda Clark of Crab Orchard; a great-niece, Angela (Bert) King of Mount Vernon; a great-nephew, Doug (Debbie) Brock of Crab Orchard; great-great-nieces, Niki Carpenter, Autumn, Keelee, Haven and Taylor King; a great-great nephew, Jadon Brock; and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson L. Green; her parents, Steve and Eutha Eaton; sisters, Doris Baldwin and Pearl Eaton; and a brother, Eugene Eaton.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at McKnight Funeral Home by Bro. Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

 

Thursday April 10, 2008 –Advocate-Messenger

HARRIS, Jewell Warmouth
April 20, 1934 – April 08, 2008

STANFORD - Jewell Harris, 73, of Stanford died Tuesday.

Born April 20, 1934, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Bill and Anna Marie Thomas Warmouth. She worked at Cowden Manufacturing Co. in Lancaster for 35 years and was a member of Stanford Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Lois Harris of Stanford; two daughters, Betty (Sam) Blevins and Susan Smith, both of Stanford; a brother, Morris Warmouth of Texas; four sisters, Dorothy Martin of Danville, Anna Mae Yocum of Stanford, and Nancy Collins and Peachie Sinkhorn, both of Akron, Ohio; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her two brothers, James Earl Warmouth and Cowboy Warmouth.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Spurlin Funeral Home with the Rev. Albert Geisler officiating. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Cooper Harris, Jimmy Harris, Scottie Harris, Robby Henry, Harold Lee Harris and Mack Brown.

 

Thursday, June 12, 2008- Interior Journal

HENSLEY, James

February 17, 1949 – June 03, 2008

James Hensley, 59, of Somerset, died Tuesday, June 3 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

A native of Highland, he was born Feb. 17, 1949 to Nancy Hoskins McAninch of Poplarville and the late Bennie Hensley. He enjoyed Nascar, fishing and was of the Baptist faith.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Mark Allen Hensley; and an infant sister, Sue Hensley.

Other survivors include his wife, Linda Smith Hale Hensley of Somerset; his stepfather Carnell McAninch of Poplarville; two sons, James (Kenna) Hensley, II, of Lancaster and Jason (Amanda) Hensley of Russell Springs; a step son, Robert Massengill of Somerset; two step daughters, Sheri (Richard) Sears and Lisa (Lige) Stearns, both of Poplarville Community; three brothers, Bennie (Francis) Hensley of Somerset, George (Shelia) Hensley of Burgin, and Wayne (Mary) Hensley of Poplarville; a sister, Alice (Phil) Clark of Danville; four step sisters, Judy (Lyndell) Sims of Kings Mountain and Jean (Freddie) Padgett, Rita (Douglas) Slone, and Carnetta Collins, all of Waynesburg; 10 grandchildren, Michael Hensley, James Hensley III, Stacy Hutchins, Marina Sears, Chase Hensley, Erin Hensley, Brandon Massengill, Isaac Stearns, Heather Stearns, Amber Stearns; and two great grandchildren, Jarod Hutchins and Makenzie Hutchins.

Funeral services were June 5 at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home in Somerset with Bro Steve Sutton officiating. Burial was in the Peck Cemetery in Lincoln County.

 

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

HUBBARD, Charles R.

WAYNESBURG - Charles R. "Hub" Hubbard, 86, died Sunday.

Survivors include his wife, Lola Jane Jenkins Hubbard; two sons, William Hubbard and Lanny Hubbard, both of Waynesburg; two daughters, Deanna Floyd of Casey County and Rita Hazlettof Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Dolly Pullum of Dayton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Point Baptist Church.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the church. Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home is in charge.

 

Sunday, June 01, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

IVY, Joyce Ann Releford
November, 08, 1946 – May 31, 2008

WAYNESBURG — Joyce Ann Ivy, 61, of Dunnville in Casey County, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008, at her residence.

Born Nov. 8, 1946, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Whitt Relford and the late Betty Jean Naylor. She was a retired waitress. Joyce loved flowers and little children.

Joyce leaves behind a son, Kevin Joseph (Brenda) Ivy of Sharpsburg; two daughters, Kim (John) Boggs of Louisa and Kathy Ivy of Dunnville; a special niece, Renee Thrasher of Harrodsburg; three brothers, Andrew Relford of Cynthiana, and Bobby and Ronnie Relford, both of Lexington; four sisters, Joan Williams, Charlene Atkins and Pam Williams, all of Lexington, and Tina Coleman of McKinney; a granddaughter, Jessica Boggs; and an honorary grandson, Keith Daniel White.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Parks Ivy; a son, Keith Ivy; a brother, Donald Relford; and a sister, Judy Vanderpool.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 2, at the funeral home.

[Birth index has mother listed as Betty Saylor.]

 

January 31, 2008

JAMES, Lillian Carver

Lillian Carver James, 94, of Crab Orchard, passed away peacefully at home Thursday morning, Jan. 31, 2008.

Born in Lester on Sept. 13, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Ida Smith Carver. She grew up in Lester and was a graduate of Trap Hill High School.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Kenneth Russell “Duke” James; son, Thomas James; brothers, Wallace Smallwood and James Millard Walker, buried at Arlington National Cemetery; sisters, Peggy Walker Snodgrass and Betty Walker Bennett and husband, Earl; and nephew, Michael Hresan.

Survivors are two sons, Kenneth Duke James of Crab Orchard and George Carver James of Daniels; daughter, Mary Katherine and husband, Dr. Bill Moorman, of Valdosta, Ga.; three grandsons, Dr. Kenneth Duke James and wife, Stacey, of Mebane N.C., Dr. W. Ashley Moorman and wife, Melanie, of Valdosta, Ga., and Dr. Ryan Moorman of Valdosta; two granddaughters, Kelly Jo and husband, Joey Ellison, of Dunns and Keri MacKenzie James of Concord, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Daffney Matics, Ashton Moorman, Warren Bay Moorman, Mills Moorman, Joshua James and Anna James; daughters-in-law, Carol Sue McKinney James of Mullens and Brenda Warden Habib and husband, Ed, of Grandview; nieces and nephews, Earl Thomas Bennett and wife, Chris, of South Charleston, James Bennett and wife, Linda, of Charleston, Freddie Smallwood of Eccles, David Snodgrass and wife, Kaye, of Herndon, Va., Lora Jean Johnston and husband, John, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Leisa Carol Snodgrass of Alexandria, Va.; brother-in-law, Thomas Snodgrass of Alexandria; best friends, Bonnie Fern Wickline of Fredricksburg Va., Inez Moore of Beckley and Margaret Daniel of Beckley.

Mrs. James managed and owned James Grocery Store in Crab Orchard for 20-plus years. After that she worked with the mental health department. At age 59 she was the founding director of the Raleigh County Sheltered Worshop, now the Lillian James Learning Center, and remained the executive director up until her death. She spent two terms in the West Virginia Silver Haired Legislature, a 75-year-plus member of the Degree of Honor. Mrs. James was a member of Crab Orchard Baptist Church for 71 years. She was involved for most of her life with the Beckley Area Foundation. She was a charter member of the Orchard Valley Women’s Club and served as president and was Woman of the Year. In 2002, she was chosen West Virginia’s representative to Washington, D.C., for the Older Working Americans Convention. Joe Manchin, while secretary of state, presented her with the highest Medal of Honor, that can be given to a citizen. The awards and acknowledgements she received line the walls of her home.

One couldn’t meet her without loving her. She was ointment to the broken-hearted, sunshine to the lonely, and always was a help in times of need. Her strong work ethic and impeccable integrity had a way of making life better for everyone around her. Our mom possessed all the good traits in life. She was a loving, forgiving, and faithful, generous, encouraging, very wise, honest and trustworthy.

Mom was strong, yet resilient, and firm with her discipline. We can still hear those keen switches swooshing in the air. When it was time to play, there were no two people more fun to be with than our Mom and Dad.

At a very young age we knew we would go to college. Mom wanted us to have an education. Sometimes I wish we had all sent
her to college. However, I realize she would have never quit her job to do so. What a privilege and an honor to have grown up with her at the helm of our lives. She and Dad not only raised the four of us, but they raised her two younger sisters before we came along. Then, one young cousin stayed with us while her parents went to find work in the D.C. area when the mines closed. Three other cousins took their turns while attending Beckley College.

Even after leaving the nest, we siblings tried to plan our trips to Crab Orchard all at the same time. Usually our roommates were quick to say, “Can I go, too?” Everyone who ever visited our home or knew Mom and Dad were always treated like family. Their hospitality was like a magnet. There was never a shortage of hilarious stories (the kind you never get tired of hearing) great food to eat and fun games to play. Mom made sure we realized that we would be faced with problems in life. She taught us to learn from the bad, hold onto the good from those experiences and move on. God gives us the strength to do so.

Care givers were Dorothy Koontz, Brenda Heath, Daphne Suddreth, Norma Raines, Mary Fink and Hospice of Southern West Virginia.

Services for Lillian James are at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, with visitation 4 to 9 p.m. today and funeral service at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Phil Shields officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers in attendance will be Ashley Moorman, Ryan Moorman, Ken James, Russell Perkins, Ed Habib and Ronald Reid. Arrangements made by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

[From the files of Barbara Rice. Obituary posted with permission from Dave.]

 

Thursday, May 22, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

LUCAS, Michael Gene
January 16, 1952 – May 20, 2008

STANFORD - Michael Gene Lucas, 56, of Stanford died Tuesday.

Born Jan. 16, 1952, in Lincoln County, he was a son of Matrie Estes Lucas of Stanford and the late William Ress Lucas. He was a consultant and salesman for 20 years at Stanford Wood Products. He was a member of Freedom Baptist Church and an Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam era.

Other survivors include his wife, Donna Allen Lucas of Stanford; two sons, Brian Shane Cook and William Grant (Kristen) Lucas, both of Stanford; a brother, William Steven (Sandy) Lucas of Stanford; and a sister, Lisa (Gary) Sheldon of Waynesburg.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Buffalo Springs Cemetery by the Revs. Terry Holt and Ben Curtis.

Pallbearers will be Alan Gambrel, Joey Gambrel, Denver Gambrel, Ashley Shelton, Crystal Allen and Stacey Bachelor.

No visitation will be held.

 

Thursday, May 22, 2008 – Interior Journal

MASON, Elly Whitfield

March 19, 1909 – May 14 2008

Elly Whitfield Mason, 99, of Kings Mountain, died Wednesday, May 14 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. A native of Lincoln County, he was born Friday, March 19, 1909 to the late Lewis and Ceclia Routin Mason.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Herbert Mason; a daughter, Rosa Calfee; and two brothers, Lloyd and Jessie Mason.

Survivors include sons, Jim (Mary) Mason of Nicholasville and Noah (Jackie) Mason of Muncie, Ind.; daughters, Edith (Roy) Rowland, Imogene (Bobby) Cornett, Diane Burchette, and Debbie (Scott) Coffman all of Kings Mountain and Nancy (Wayne) Bullock of Stanford; one brother, Millard Mason of Waynesburg; three sisters, Elsie Terry and Mayme Gerkey both of Stanford and Aritha Bunch of Waynesburg; 28 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren; and seven great, great grandchildren.

Funeral services were May 16 at Fox Funeral Home in Stanford with Bro. Terry Orcutt officiating. Burial was in Jacobs Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were grandsons, Mason Coffman, Keith Burchette, Brock Cornett, Hank Cornett, Ricky Calfee, and Terry Bullock.

 

Sunday, June 15, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

MCKINNEY, Walter "Pug"
February 25, 1937 – June 13, 2008

STANFORD - Walter "Pug" McKinney, 71, of Stanford died Friday.

Born Feb. 25, 1937, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Annas and Irene Strevels McKinney. He worked in maintanence for Central Baptist Hospital and was a member of Lancaster First Assembly.

Survivors include three sons, Robert L. McKinney of Nicholasville, Jeff McKinney of Stanford and Mark McKinney of Nicholasville; a sister, Virginia Smith of Murray; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Wendell Johnson and brother Dan Clayborn.

Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

 

Sunday, June 15, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

MILLER, Thomas "Tom"  
1954-2008

Thomas Ray "Tom" Miller, 53, of Danville, died Saturday.

Born July 21, 1954, in Stanford, he was a son of the late Thomas Webster Miller and Dorothy Marie King Miller. A 1972 graduate of Casey County High School, Tom graduated from Lindsey-Wilson College with an associate degree and from Cumberland College with a bachelor's degree. He earned his master's degree in psychology at the University of Louisville. In 1983, he received a presidential certificate and was named Jaycee of the Year for Kentucky. He is a member of Church of God and had been a math and science teacher at Barrett High School in Louisville, and at Casey County High School.

Survivors include his sister, Connie Atwood of Somerset; two half brothers, Doodle Campbell and Gary Campbell, both of Liberty; a half sister, JoAnn Smith of Danville; a niece, Amanda Marie (Billy) Atwood; a nephew, Aaron Bruce Atwood; and two great-nieces, Bellamy Hope Rogers and Kaci Faith Rogers.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home with Bro. Tom King officiating.

 

Thursday, May 29, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

NAPIER, Clarence
December 12, 1930 – May 27, 2008

WAYNESBURG - Clarence "Tommy" Napier, 77, of Kings Mountain died Tuesday.

Born Dec. 12, 1930, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Henry and Ira Woods Napier.

Survivors include his wife, Lorena Greer Napier of Kings Mountain; a son, Lynn Thomas Napier of Warren, Ark.; and a sister, Mary Ball of Franklin, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Napier; a brother, William Napier; and four sisters, Etta Mae Helm, Beaulah Wall, Alta Napier and Clara Miracle.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home with Bro. John Dean officiating.

Burial will be in K.P. Hall Cemetery.

 

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

NOLAND, Ovadine
January 06, 1922 –May 24, 2008

STANFORD - Ovadine Noland, 86, of Stanford died Saturday.

Born Jan. 6, 1922, in Clinton County, she was a daughter of the late Garvin and Violet Bell Stearns. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Fox Funeral Home. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doug Noland; two brothers, Gene and Jay Stearns; and two sisters, Barbara Taylor and Mary Ann Smith.

 

Sunday, May 04, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

PARR, Clara Lillian Lynn
November 25, 1944 – May 02, 2008

MORELAND - Clara Lillian Lynn Parr, 63, of Danville died Friday.

Born Nov. 25, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Elvie Vaught Lynn. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mona Lisa Parr.

She is survived by her husband, Prentice Parr; one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Sue and Kevin Wright; four brothers, Bobby, J.R., Chris and Danny Lynn; three sisters, Nancy Wilson, Loraine Shannon and Marie Paul; one grandson, Joshua Wilbur; and one great-grand daughter, Lilly Williams.

Arrangements at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.

 

Sunday, May 04, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

PENDERGRAFT, Kline
Nivenber 17, 1937 – May 01, 2008

MORELAND - Kline Pendergraft, 70, of Stanford died Thursday.

Born Nov. 17, 1937, he was the son of Irene Lutterman and the late John Perry Pendergraft and a member of Westside Community United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by one son: Eric Pendergraft.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Pendergraft; three sons, Tim, Shaun and Cole Pendergraft; two brothers, Lonnie and Danny Pendergraft; two sisters, Linda Wilson and Faye Watson; and one grandson, Casey Pendergraft.

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

 

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

                                                               PHILLIPS, Foster

                                                            May 19, 1929 – April 27, 2008

STANFORD - Foster Phillips, 78, of Stanford died Sunday.

Born May 19, 1929, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Willie and Katie Manuel Phillips. He was a farmer, and owner and operator of Phillips Billiards and Snack Bar for 14 years. He was a member of Blue Lick Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Gracie Griffin Phillips; three sons, Wayne (Margaret) Phillips, Carl "Gene" (Angie) Phillips and Rodney (Kathie) Phillips, and a brother, Bill Phillips, all of Stanford; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Spurlin Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Pruitt, Clay Davis, Jayme Phillips, Keith Reichenbach, Jimmy Wayne Hazlett and Gary Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Glenn Click, Kieth Phillips, Jeremy Phillips, Brian Phillips, Chrystal Phillips, Tyler Phillips, Jessica Phillips, Kallie Phillips, Bryce Phillips and Alyssa Phillips.

 

Thursday April 24, 2008 – Interior Journal

PROPES, Eddie A.

January 24, 1954 – April 16, 2008

Eddie A. Propes, 54, of Mullins Road, Yosemite, died Wednesday, April 16 as the result of an automobile accident.

A native of Lincoln County, he was born Jan. 24, 1954 to the late Chester Jackson and Ruby Propes. He was a construction worker.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph "Joe" Propes, Harold Pemberton, Hobert Propes and Lyle Ray Propes.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanine Combs Propes; two sons, Sheldon Propes and Joey Combs both of Yosemite; two daughters, Trina Mitchell and Tasha Propes both of Yosemite; one brother, Kenneth Pemberton of Junction City; two sisters, Elizabeth Arnold of Liberty and Vivian Goldsberry of Indiana; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 19 at Morris and Hislope Funeral Home in Science Hill with Bro. Gerald Sims officiating. Burial was in Piney Grove Cemetery in Casey County.

 

Monday, March 03, 2008 – Fox Funeral Home Notice 

REED, Bette “Oma” Clinebell  

October 29, 1927 – March 03, 2008

Bette (OMA) Clinebell Reed, age 80, of Hustonville passed away Monday, March 3rd, 2008 at the Ephraim McDowell
Regional Medical Center. Born Saturday, October 29th, 1927 in Portsmouth, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late
Otha Custer and Muriel Louise Wilson Clinebell, was a homemaker, former Girl Scout leader and a member of the
Temple Baptist Church.
 

Survivors include her husband James Lloyd Reed Sr, whom she married on May 25, 1946, other survivors include two sons,
Jim (Debbie) Reed of Hustonville, Tony (Brenda) Reed of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Jamie (Paul) Reed Robbins of
Stanford, Liz Reed Burton of Hustonville, Junette (David) Reed Whitker of Lancaster, Ohio, Chanelsa Reed Mason of
Tampa, Florida; one brother, John V. Clinebell Of Russellville, Arkansas, half sister, Louise Everett of Tampa, Florida,
fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 8th, 2008 at Fox Funeral Home with Bro. Kelley Stringer officiating. 
Visitation will be Friday, March 7th, 2008 from 6 til 9 p.m. at Fox Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be James L. Reed Jr., Tony Reed, Paul Robbins, Jimbo Miller, Jeremy Miller, Jesse Ballanger, Billy
Dilly & Fred Kiger Honorary Casket bearers will be grandchildren; Jaclyn Ballanger, Jean Dilly, Jamie Kiger, Story Robbins
Stringer, Ashley Young, Raven Reed, Tuesday  Reed, C.J. Reed, Milo Reed, Jake Reed, Jared Reed & Madison Reed.

 

 

 

Friday, April 11, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger 

REID, Alta Marie Coppage

                     October 03, 1927 – April 09, 2008 tobe8OctO

HUSTONVILLE - Alta Marie Coppage Reid, 80, of Hustonville died Wednesday.

Born Oct. 3, 1927, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Elton and Myrtie Downey Coppage. She was a homemaker and a
member of Ellisburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Gary (Gail) Reid and Richard Reid, both of Hustonville; three daughters, Faye Reed of Campbellsville, Debbie
(James) Morgan of Hustonville and Patricia Turpin of Hustonville; a brother, Edwin Coppage of Indianapolis; two sisters, Frances Porter
of Louisville and Zetta Vaught of Lexington; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Reid Jr. and a granddaughter.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home with Bro. Dale Denton officiating. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Reid, Michael Morgan, Johnathon Walls, Brian Southerland, Israel King and Jeff Rayborn. Honorary pallbearers
will be Eddie Wooley, Greg Vaught, Tim and Mike Coppage, David Beldon, Steve Vanoy and James Morgan.

 

Thursday, May 15, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

RICE, Kelly D.
March 02, 1937 – May 12, 2008

Kelly Dean Rice, 71, of Harrodsburg, husband of Doris "Peggy" Merriman Rice, died Monday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

Born March 2, 1937, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late John Jackson and Julie Southerland Rice. He was a retired drywall contractor and owner of Rice Drywall Co., a founding member of Shelby Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed fishing and reading.

Other survivors include his sons, Ricky G. Rice and his wife Marie of Harrodsburg, Drew Rice and his wife Cari of Harrodsburg, and Robin Merriman, whom he raised as a son, and his wife Jackie, also of Harrodsburg; Jacqueline Darlene Merriman, whom he raised as a daughter; five brothers, Billy Rice of Nancy, Dwain Rice of Liberty, Paul Rice of Moreland, Charles Rice of Corinth and J.T. Rice of Junction City; his grandchildren, Megan and Ashley Rice, and Kellie Renee Schaub, whom he thought of as a granddaughter; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jeremy and Jenna Schaub; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Alice Crow, Julie Ann Griffit and Barbara Sue Rice; and his half-brothers and half-sisters.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May, 15, 2008, at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with the Rev. Morris Trayner, Father John Hall and Dr. Tommy Valentine officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tim White, Jeff Blankenship, Daniel Moore, Jeff Wilson, Kenny Stratton and Greg Drury. Honorary pallbearers are Teddy Walker, Ben Henson, Tommy Walker, Scott Bodner, Walter Cummins and Dr. Rick Angel.

 

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

ROGERS, Charles Everett
February 24, 1925 – June 09, 2008

CRAB ORCHARD - Charles Everett Rogers, 83, of Stanford died Monday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation. He was the husband of Thelma Petrey Rogers.

Born Feb. 24, 1925, in Broughtontown, he was a son of the late George and Bessie Ann Delaney Rogers. He worked as a machine operator for Fiberglass Evercoat and was a member of Crab Orchard Old Regular Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors include a son, Larry (Shari) Rogers of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Cecil Rogers of Danville; and three grandchildren, Evan, Kyle and Megan Rogers.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Rogers; and three sisters, Alice Hensley, Maude Harness and Martha Bowen.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at McKnight Funeral Home by Murl Caudill and Arnold and Haston Whitaker.

Burial will be in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

SANDERS, Ruby McWhorter
January 12, 1914 – June 07, 2008

MORELAND - Ruby McWhorter Sanders, 94, formerly of Liberty, died peacefully Saturday in Bowling Green.

Born Jan. 12, 1914, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Owsley and Pearla Reid McWhorter. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Hazle of Bowling Green and Gloria Jean Sanders of Munfordville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Harold Glenn Sanders; and husband, Leslie Sanders.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland by Bro. David Smith. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

 

Thursday April 24, 2008 – Interior Journal

SAYLOR, Melvin Ewell

March 06, 1939 – April 13 2008

Melvin Ewell Saylor, 69, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Sunday, April 13 in Cincinnati.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he was born March 6, 1939 to the late George C. and Melinda Eller Saylor. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors include two brothers, Solomon Saylor of Atlanta, Ga., and Orville Saylor of Cincinnati, Ohio; and one sister, Mary Sue Saylor of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Funeral services were April 18 at McKnight Funeral Home in Crab Orchard with Bro. Dan Gutenson officiating. Burial was in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Military honors were conducted by American Legion Caswell Saufley Post #18.

 

Thursday April 24, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

SIMPSON, William Andrew
August 27, 1948 – April 22, 2008

STANFORD - William "Bill" Andrew Simpson, 59, of Lexington died Tuesday.

Born Aug. 27, 1948, in Louisville, he was a son of Elnora Tucker Simpson and the late Joseph M. Simpson Sr. He was a painting foreman for Transylvania University in Lexington.

Survivors include two daughters, Melanie McGee and Nikki Simpson Parsons, and two sons, Schane Simpson and Jason Simpson, all of Lexington; a sister, Alta Simpson of Richmond; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Simpson Jr.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Ottenheim with Father Tobias Sabariar officiating. Burial will be in St. Sylvester Catholic Church Cemetery. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford.

 

Thursday May 8, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

SMITH, Eva Irene Shoopman

October 10, 1930 – May 07, 2008

Eva Irene Shoopman Smith, 77 of Hustonville, died Wednesday.

Born Oct. 10, 1930 in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late George Sherman and Dansel Cochran Shoopman.

She is survived by her husband, Bobbie Smith of Hustonville; 2 sons, Bobbie Gene (Dianna) Smith of Stanford and James Paul (Glenda) Smith of Hustonville; 1 daughter, Carolyn (Danny) Exline of Jackson, OH; 1 brother, Walter “Shorty” Shoopman of Lancaster; 2 sisters, Wavie Snow of Hustonville and Deltha Turpin of Liberty; 5 grandchildren: Amanda Smith, Becky Alford, Marty Exline, Heather Michaels and Megan Phillips; and 3 great-grandchildren: Whitney Alford and Katie and Ryan Exline.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. David Smith with burial in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Grant Alford, Larry Mobley, Curtis Evans, Billy Douglas, Michael Southerland and Tommy Smith.

 

Sunday, April 27, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

SMITH, Floyd "Buster"
September 28, 1915 – April 25, 2008

CRAB ORCHARD - Floyd "Buster" Smith, 92, of Crab Orchard passed away Friday at the UK Hospital in Lexington. He was the widower of Ruthelma McKinney Smith, who preceded him in death Sept. 5, 2005.

He was born Sept. 28, 1915, to the late William and Myrtle (Poynter) Smith in Rockcastle County. He was a farmer and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Wanda (Marvin) Jones, Vivian (Jerome) Weaver and Norma Jean (Jerry) Lay; eight sons, Lester (Loretta) Smith, Edward (Judy) Smith, Johnny (Louetta) Smith, Elby (Wendy) Smith, Denver (Gladys) Smith, Jeff (Phyllis) Smith, David (Violet) Smith and Ronnie Smith; a brother, Arvil Smith; a sister, Elizabeth Bullock; 31 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Smith was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Lorene Coldiron and Viola Smith; and four brothers, William, Kenneth, Joe and Walter Smith.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 –Advocate-Messenger

SMITH, James Douglas
February 16, 1950 – April 06, 2008

CRAB ORCHARD - James Douglas Smith, 58, died Sunday.

Born Feb. 16, 1950, in Lincoln County, he was a son of Henrietta Smith and the late James W. "Watt" Smith. He was a dairy farmer and a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his mother, Henrietta Shelton Smith of Crab Orchard; five daughters, Mindy, Melissa, Monica, Gabrielle and Kim; three sons, Chris, Jamie and Greg; two grandsons, James Douglas and Ian; and two granddaughters, Danielle and Alexis. He was preceded in death by his father, James W. "Watt" Smith.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at McKnight Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Russell "Pee Wee" Denny, Benny Ramsey, Larry Pettit, Dale Jackson, Robert Bowen and Arthur Brenda. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Smith, Charlie Saylor, Edgar Turner, Donald "Duck" Lake, Buddy Adams, Charlie Elam, Danny Hawley and George Belcher. Burial at Wilmot Chapel Cemetery at Cooper Creek

 

Friday, May 9, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

STANDISH, Lilah E. Ferguson
January 26, 1943 – May 07, 2008

SCIENCE HILL — Lilah Ellen Standish, 65, of Ky. 3244 in Crab Orchard died Wednesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Born Jan. 26, 1943, in Ypsilanti, Mich., she was the daughter of the late George N. and Dorsie Godbey Ferguson. She was a factory worker for BPI, Affinia Brake Parts in Stanford.

She is survived by two sons, Roy A. Standish of Waynesburg and Timothy (Sharon) Standish of Ypsilanti; a daughter, Kelly Standish of Richmond; a brother, Larry Ferguson of Ypsilanti; two grandchildren, Timothy Standish and Arron Standish; and two stepgrandchildren, Sharie Lincoln and Michelle Novak.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy M. Standish, who died on April 29, 1985; her parents; and two brothers, Terry Ferguson and Thomas Beck.

Services were Saturday at Morris and Hislope Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Dixboro, Washtenaw Co., Mich.

 

Sunday, June 01, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

STEMPFLY, Selma May Gutenson
June 04, 927- May 30, 2008

STANFORD — Selma May Stempfly, 80, of Ottenheim, passed away Friday at her residence.

Born June 4, 1927, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Laura Sims Gutenson. She was a homemaker and the widow of the late Gilbert Stempfly.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol (David) Shannon of Jacksboro, Tenn., and Deborah (Eric) Ann Anderson of Lexington.

Other survivors include a brother, Foster Gutenson of Indianapolis; a sister, Mary Motz of Goshen, Ohio; two grandchildren, Laura Edwards and Mike Fole; and a great-granddaughter, Cassidy Edwards.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 2, at Fox Funeral Home with Brother Dan Gutenson officiating. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

WEAVER, Joseph Terry
December 31,1952 – April 06, 2008

LIBERTY - Joseph Terry Weaver, 55, of Liberty died Sunday.

Born Dec. 31, 1952, in Stanford, he was a son of the late Walter Harold Weaver and Martha Rose Howard Weaver.

Survivors include a sister, Donna Goode of Liberty; and two brothers, Michael Weaver of Richmond and Walter Weaver Jr. of Liberty.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Arlie Weaver.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bartle Funeral Home with Bro. Dennie Russell officiating. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery.

 

Monday, May 5, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

WILDER, Bessie L. McCowan
December 21, 1909 – May 04, 2008

MORELAND - Bessie Lee McCowan Wilder, 98, of Stanford died Sunday at home.

Born Dec. 21, 1909, she was a daughter of the late William and Ethel Josephine Gaddis McCowan. She worked as a nursing assistant at the Kentucky Department of Resources and was a member of Mount Salem Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Wilder, and a son, Lowell Wilder.

She is survived by two daughters, Josephine Dixon of Blanchester, Ohio, and Alsie Napier of Stanford; two sons, Carl (Charlene) Wilder and James (Ella) Wilder, both of Hustonville; a brother, Harold McCowan of Junction City; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Mike Mullins and Bro. Travis Farris. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters.

 

Sunday, April 27, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

 

WILDER, Carl
March 26, 1925 Boyle Co. – April 25, 2008

STANFORD - Carl Wilder, 83, of Shepherdsville passed away Friday at Norton Hospital.

He was a native of Stanford, an Army veteran, member of American Legion Post No. 157 and VFW Post No. 5710, and retired from Jim Beam.

He is survived by his brother, Edward Wilder; sisters, Grace Bradbury and Daisy Harp; plus many nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home with burial in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Visitation is 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. (Birth index lists mother as Gertrude Elliott)

 

 

Sunday, April 6, 2008 – Advocate-Messenger

WOODALL, Christine Griffin
April 14, 1934 – April 04, 2008

STANFORD - Christine Woodall, 73, of Stanford died Friday, April 4, 2008, at her home.

Born April 14, 1934, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Laura Durham Griffin. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include sons, Alberta Woodall of Stanford, Billy Woodall (Phylis) of Waynesburg and Jerry Woodall of Stanford; daughters, Lana McPherson (William) of Crab Orchard and Wanda Peck (Lyndon) of Stanford; sister, Bea Stringer (Bill Wilson) of Stanford; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James Woodall; two brothers; and two sisters.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2008, at Buffalo Springs Cemetery as prearranged by the deceased. The Rev. Tim Brown will be officiating.

Spurlin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.