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Lincoln County, KY Obituaries File #68

 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, Mattie Sims  BASTIN, Edna Mae Young BELCHER, Earl Lee
BROOKS, James W. CALDWELL, Elizabeth Wilkinson   CAUDILL, Edith Sims 
COFFMAN, Eva M. Coleman COFFMAN, Juanita J. Matherly    DOWELL,  Lorene Jones
Gooch, Geneva V. Adington     GREEN, Reba Hollis   GRIFFIN, Clinton  E.
HARGIS, Vera Hargis   HARRIS,  Lois HELM, Hugh Barrett, Jr.
HILL, Christy Long     HILL, Darrell Lee HOPKINS, Jimmy  
HORTON, Sara A. Scott   JOHNSON, Carolyn J. Allen   MADDOX, William Chester  
McELFRESH, Lee Roy   MCKEE, Jewell Holton   MESSER, Dwight C.
MILLER, Virginia Carpenter Brasfield    NAPIER, Thomas Wilson   NAYLOR, Warren F.
NORRIS, B. C., Jr.   NUNN, Raymond   OBERSON, Sheila R. Johnson
PETREY, James H.   POYNTER,  Shirley Coffman   QUALLS, Clarence
REED, Mary Amanda Reid   REEVES, Geneva Hill   SAYLOR, Oscar  
SHELTON, Isabella Celeste     STERNS, Shirley STULL, Noah Lee  
VARGO, Brenda Foley   WALLACE, Roy   WILLIAMS, Nellie M. Barnett  
WILSON, David      

Saturday, September 19, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger 

ADAMS, Mattie Sims

January 11, 1912 - September 18, 2009

KINGS MOUNTAIN — Our mother, Mattie Sims Adams, 97, of Grove Ridge, Kings Mountain, widow of William Noel Adams, left her earthly home to be with her Lord on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009.

She was born Thursday, Jan. 11, 1912, in Lincoln County to the late Everett and Eva Gastineau Sims. Mattie was a farmer and homemaker, a beautician, a former employee with Cowden’s Manufacturing in Lancaster and the
Five & Dime Store for Vernon Floyd. She was the oldest living member of Pond Missionary Baptist Church and will always be remembered for her talent and passion for making quilts.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sons; Raymond, Floyd, Lloyd and Frank Adams; and two great-grandsons.

She is survived by her children, Fama (Dallas “Peanut”) Patterson and Freda (Mack) Phillippe, both of Kings Mountain, Freeman (Jean) Adams of Lancaster and Tootsie (Gilbert) Gooch of Waynesburg; a brother, Ray
Sims of Ohio; a sister, Ora Potter of Corpus Christi, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and 10 step-grandchildren.

An Appreciation of Life service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home, by Bros. Chester Cornett and Eric Douglas with burial to follow in Grove Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.



Friday, September 18, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

BASTIN, Edna Mae Young  

February 24, 1924 - September 17, 2009

STANFORD — Edna Mae Young Bastin, 85, of Stanford died Friday at Fort Logan Hospital.

Born Feb. 24, 1924, in Lincoln County to the late William Craig Young and Betty Ann Hutchinson Young, she was the widow of Lawrence B. Bastin. She worked in the kitchen at Fort Logan Hospital and was a
member of Stanford First Church of God.

Survivors include three daughters, Hazel Lark and Peggy (Butch) Jenkins, both of Stanford, and Debbie (Keith) Gamble of Vandergrift, Penn.; three sons, Marion D. (June) Bastin of Stanford, Gary (Gayle) Bastin of
Danville and Barry (Lori) Bastin of Spartanburg, S.C.; a sister, Bea Poynter of Stanford; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Marion Young and William “June” Young; three sisters, Opal Dawson, Lucille Denham and Christine Burgess; and a great-grandson, Gary Dwayne Lark II.

A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Buffalo Springs Cemetery with Dr. Harold Harness and the Rev. Johnny Baker officiating.

Spurlin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Monday, October 12, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger 


January 18, 1946 - October 11, 2009

CRAB ORCHARD — Earl Lee Belcher, 63, of Stanford, Ky., died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at Lake Norman Regional Hospital in Mooresville, N.C.

Earl was the widower of Jackie Leslie Belcher.

Born Jan. 18, 1946, in Wallins Creek, Ky., he was the son of the late Wylie and Edna Todd Belcher. He was a retired employee of Jeffboat in Indiana.

Survivors include three daughters, Louann Belcher of Mooresville, N.C., Shirley (Larry) Yeary of Pingleton Gap, Va., and Malia (Jerry) Kite of Castlewood, Va.; four sons, Carl Lee Belcher of Central City, Ky.,

Billy (Patsy) Lasley of Castlewood, Va., Bobby (Teresa) Lasley of Castlewood, Va., and Gary “Brother” Kiser of Castlewood, Va.; a sister, Louella Kindred of Cincinnati, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by sons, Eddie “Sput” Kiser; and his mother-in-law, Caroline “Mamie” Lasley.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Church of Christ by Bro. Freeman Clark. Burial will be in Mount Zion Church of Christ Cemetery.



Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

BROOKS, James W.

May 20, 1931- September 22, 2009

STANFORD — James W. “Lugger” Brooks, 78, of Stanford died Tuesday.

Born May 20, 1931, in Garrard County, he was a son of the late Luther and Cordia Marlow Brooks.

Survivors include his wife, Maryann Jones Brooks; sons, Paul Border and James Brooks; a son-in-law, Steve Zahn; sisters, Gladys Law, Catherine Pingleton and Thursie Carpenter; nine grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Zahn.

Services will be 7 p.m. Friday at Mount Moriah Christian Church.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Fox Funeral Home is in charge. [Cremation]




Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger 

CALDWELL, Elizabeth Wilkinson

September 02, 2009

LOUISVILLE — Elizabeth Wilkinson Caldwell, 95, formerly of Lincoln County died Sept. 2, 2009.

She was a member of First Baptist Anchorage Church. Her husband ,Joseph Caldwell, and seven siblings preceded her in death. She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

The service was held Sept. 8 at First Baptist Anchorage with burial in Pee Wee Valley Cemetery.

Arrangements by A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, Louisville.




Thursday, October 29, 2009 - Interior Journal  

CAUDILL, Edith Sims  

Edith Sims Caudill, 84, of Kings Mountain, died, Sunday, Oct. 25 at her home.

She was a homemaker, member of Pond Baptist Church and the widow of Willie Caudill.

Survivors include sons, Jimmie B. (Martha) Caudill of Stanford, Bennie Lee (Lois) Caudill of Eubank, Freddie (Connie) Caudill of Waynesburg and Freeman (Nancy) Caudill of Kings Mountain; daughter Frances
Lynn (Robbie) Manning of Waynesburg; two brothers, Wallace and Odie Sims; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 28 at Pond Baptist Church. Burial was in Pond School Road Cemetery.




Saturday, September 12, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger 

COFFMAN, Eva M. Coleman

February 17, 1931- September 11, 2009

MORELAND — Eva Mae Coleman Coffman, 78, of Parksville, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009.

Born Feb. 17, 1931, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Maude Wilmott Lucas Coleman.

Survivors include a son, David (Kelli) Coffman of Parksville; a brother, Laurel (Francis) Coleman of Moreland; and a sister, Marcella Sowers of Oshkosh, Wisc.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Westside Community United Methodist Church by Rev. Ken Hughes, with burial in Hustonville Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jerry Wilcher, Shane Rousey, Earl Taylor, Frebert
Honaker, Gary Harmon and Lee Horner. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Faith Builder’s Sunday school class.



Tuesday, November 02, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

COFFMAN, Juanita J. Matherly 

December 17, 1936 - November 02, 2009

Juanita Jean Matherly Coffman, 72, of Danville died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born Thursday, Dec. 17, 1936, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late James and Mamie Chambers Matherly. She was the widow of Darold B. Coffman. She was a homemaker and attended Salt River
Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son, Darold Lee (Patricia) Coffman of Hustonville; brothers, Ed Orberson of Danville and Reed (Mildred) Matherly of Perryville; and grandchildren, Michael Scott Coffman of Harrodsburg and
Joyce Coffman of Stanford.

Mrs. Coffman was predeceased by a brother, Bernard Matherly.

An Appreciation of Life Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul, Mike and Jeff Orberson, Tom Mills, Bobby Carrico and Lynn Sherwood. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Brian Ellis, Debbie Morgan, Helen Tussey and Bernetta Thurman.  



Thursday, September 24, 2009 - Interior Journal 

DOWELL,  Lorene Jones

October 03, 1933 - September 18, 2009

Lorene Jones Dowell, 75, of Crawfordsville, Ind., died Friday, Sept. 18 at her home.

A native of Wilburn, she was born Oct. 3, 1933, to the late Velt and Anna Petrey Jones. She attended school at Wilburn, worked at The Snacker Grill and as a laundromat attendant, attended Freemont Street
Baptist Church and was the widow of James Dowell.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Donald Eugene Dowell; brothers, Marvin, Norman and Oren V. Jones; and sisters, Freda Mae and Irene.

Survivors include sons, Robert Lee (Vicki) Dowell of Stanford, Delbert (Bertie) Dowell of Lake Holiday and David (Kelly) and Michael Dowell both of Crawfordsville, Ind.; daughters, Wanda Cooper and Anna
Stonebreaker both of Crawfordsville, Ind., Linda (Jim) Rogers of Stanford and Leda (Mike) Rossi of Waveland; brothers, Melvin, Edward, Carl and Jackie Jones all of Kentucky; sisters, Christine Yockum, Justine
Tucker and Mary Goins, all of Kentucky; 28 grandchildren; and 43 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 22 at Burkhart Funeral home in Crawfordsville, Ind., with Rev. David Keesee officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery North in Crawfordsville, Ind.

Memorial preferred to The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Crawfordsville, c/o the American Cancer Society, 401 S. Earl Ave., Lafayette, IN 47904.  



Friday, September 18, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

Gooch, Geneva V. Adington  

April 09, 1922 - September 17, 2009

Stanford: Geneva V. Adington Gooch, 78, of Kings Mountain, died Thursday at her home. Born April 9, 1922 in Waynesburg, KY to the late Campbell and Geneva Victoria Mullins Adington. She was a homemaker,
the widow of Louie Gooch and a member of Pleasant Point Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Kenneth Ray Gooch, Sr. (Barbara) of Stanford, Dean Edward "Buck" Gooch (Peggy) of Danville and Sandra Kay Powers (Richard) of Kings Mountain; a brother Ernest Adington of
Hustonville; 2 Step Grandchildren, 7 step great-grandchildren and 8 step great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Vida Janet Gooch, a granddaughter Tonya Kendrick, two sisters Lily
Collins and Roxie Hasty and a brother Doug Adington.

Visitation will be Sunday 5-9, funeral service will be 2 pm Monday all at Spurlin Funeral Home with Reverend Vola Brown officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Point Cemetery. 

Casket bearers will be Creg Gingrass "Gooch", Troy Gingrass "Gooch", William Davidson, Jr., Curtis Sutton, Kenneth Gooch, Jr., Steven Floyd and Charles Stull; Honorary bearers will be granddaughters Brandy
Justice, Alexus Kendrick and Kendra Dawn Gingrass “Gooch”



Friday, September 18, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

GREEN, Reba Hollis

January 17, 1956 - September 17, 2009

STANFORD — Reba Green, 53, of Stanford died Thursday at Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.

Born Jan. 17, 1956, in Stanford, she was the daughter of Ray Green of Danville and Jean Brown of Hustonville. She was a registered nurse formerly employed by Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical
Center in Danville. Reba enjoyed working in her flowers and yard.

Survivors include her daughters, Jeanna Taylor of McKinney and Stephanie (Marlon) Tinsley of Hustonville; a brother, Danny Green of Danville; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. today at Spurlin Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Yocom officiating.



Thursday, September 17, 2009 - Interior Journal 

GRIFFIN, Clinton  E.  

- September 10, 2009

Clinton E. Griffin, 72, of Scottsville, died Thursday, Sept. 10 at his residence.

A native of Crab Orchard, he was the son of the late William Bryant Griffin and Lola Sumlar Griffin. Griffin was an Army veteran, retired civil service senior computer programmer with the Marine Corps Logistic
Base, a Master Mason having been raised by Crab Orchard Masonic Lodge #636 F&AM, member of Hasan Shrine Temple in Albany, Ga., where he served as commander of the Hasan Shrine Legion of Honor in
1986, was Southeastern Shrine Association Commander of the Legions of Honor in 2001-2002, a former associate of Al Hambra Shrine Temple in Chattanooga, Tenn., Al Menah Shrine Temple in Nashville, Tenn., and
an honorary member of Jericho Shrine Legion of Honor in Kingsport, Tenn. He also participated in the Hasan Legion of Honor Color Guard and the Hasan Shrine Legion of Honor for the wreath laying at the tomb of the
unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Shannon Griffin; and one sister, Jean Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jean Britt Griffin of Scottsville; one daughter, Crystal Griffin Bryant of Chickamauga, Ga.; two stepsons, Edward Bewley and Roland Isaac Bewley both of Scottsville; seven stepdaughters,
Natalie Cournoyer of Scottsville, Tina Vershel and Rita Bewley both of St. Cloud, Fla., Elizabeth Ellis of Longwood, Fla., Rose and Leslie Williams both of Westmoreland, Tenn., and Jessie Baryenbruch of Bowlingbrook,
Ill.; one sister, Linda Martin of Crab Orchard; three grandchildren, Amy Griffin and Morgan and Joshua Bryan; 26 step grandchildren; and eight step great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 13 at Goad Funeral Home in Scottsville with Bro. Roy Shockley officiating.

Graveside services were held Sept. 13 at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Crab Orchard with Chris Blevins officiating.



Tuesday, November 03, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger

HARGIS, Vera Hargis

July 09, 1924 - November 02, 2009

STANFORD — Vera Hargis, 85, of Stanford died Monday at her home.

Born July 9, 1924, in Pulaski County, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Golda Speakes Hargis. She was the widow of Ray Hargis, a homemaker and a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Rae Hargis Scrogham of Louisville, Wanda Kaye Hargis Elkins (Ronald) of Stanford and Regina Sue Hargis Hooper (Don) of Berea, Ky.; a brother, Harold Hargis of
Somerset; seven sisters, Gladys Whittaker and Ella B. Phelps, both of Somerset, Imogene Stogsdill of Stanford, Christine Hargis, Nadine Hargis Phelps and Jetta Hargis Richardson, all of Somerset; two sisters-in-law,
Mavis Hargis and Joann Hargis, both of Somerset; four grandchildren, Angela Conner, Patricia Alexander, Ronnie Dalton and Daniel Hooper; and five great-grandchildren, Kayla Hargis, Logan Alexander, Koty
Alexander, Taelor Alexander and Corey Conner. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Wayne Hargis.

Casketbearers will be Ronnie Lee Dalton, David Alexander, Steve Patterson, Bobby Weaver, Mike Conner and Robert Elkins. Honorary bearers will be great-grandchildren, Kayla Hargis, Logan Alexander, Koty
Alexander, Taelor Alexander and Corey Conner.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Spurlin Funeral Home. A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Buffalo Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Blevins officiating.




Thursday, September 24, 2009 - Interior Journal  


May 02, 1929 - September 16, 2009

Lois Harris, 80, of Stanford, died Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

A native of Pulaski County, he was born May 2, 1929, to the late Nelson and Cloia Taylor Harris. He a retired machinist at Matthews Conveyor in Danville, member of Stanford Baptist Church, veteran of the
Korean War and widower of Jewell Harris.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty (Sam) Blevins and Susan Smith both of Stanford; two brothers, Harold and Cooper Harris; three sisters, Oveda Broughton, Carol Coleman and Bessie Henry all of
Stanford; three grandchildren; and five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 19 at Spurlin Funeral Home with Rev. Albert Gisler officiating.

Active pallbearers were members of the military honor guard. Burial was in Danville Memorial Gardens with military honors by Caswell Saufley Post #18.  



Thursday, September 17, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

HELM, Hugh Barrett, Jr.

September 28, 1925- September 16, 2009

Hugh Barrett Helm Jr., 83, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

Born Monday, Sept. 28, 1925, in Lebanon, Ky., he was a son of the late Hugh Barrett and Elizabeth Harrison Polk Helm. He was a graduate of Danville High School and University of Kentucky, owner of
Southern States in Stanford, Hustonville and Garrard County, and part owner of the mobile home factory and stockyards in Stanford. He also was a farmer, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a trustee for
Lincoln County National Bank, and a Water Commission board member. He taught agriculture to veterans at Stanford High School, helped start the Pioneer Opportunity Workshop in Danville and was a member,
deacon and elder at Stanford Presbyterian Church. Hugh was a private pilot, loved to golf and was an avid UK fan.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Ruth Marie Davis Helm.

Survivors include his children, Hugh Barrett “Barry” Helm III and Jeffrey Davis Helm, both of Stanford, and Katherine LaGro and her husband Parry of Pinecrest, Fla.; a sister, Martha Ann McConnell of Danville;
and five grandchildren, Erin, Lauren, Carson, Chase and Carres LaGro.

An Appreciation of Life Service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Stanford Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Jim Erwin. Burial will follow in Buffalo Springs Cemetery with military rites provided by
Caswell-Saufley Post 18, American Legion.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Fox Funeral Home.



Saturday, September 19, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

HILL, Christy Long  

July 21, 1951 - September 18, 2009

STANFORD — Christy Hill, 58, of Stanford died Friday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

Born July 21, 1951, in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late Mary Christena York Long and Bill Long (Barbara) of Princeton. She was co-owner of Schoma Printing Corp. and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ben Hill; two daughters, Miranda (Josh) Hill Brown of Stanford and Tara (Mike) Hill Chesnut of Georgetown; three brothers, Ron (Cindy) Long of Eddyville, Mark Long of Hopkinsville and Kelly (Dawn) Long of Cadiz; a half-brother, Nathon Long of Princeton; two grandchildren, Kaylee and Trenton Brown; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant View Baptist Church with the Revs: Kerry Jones and Aaron Hogue officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Jacobs, Bobby Miniard, Eddy Middleton, Josh Brown, Mike Chesnut and Jim York.

Spurlin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Friday, October 02, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger


HILL, Darrell Lee
October 13, 1949 - October 01, 2009

MORELAND — Darrell Lee Hill, 59, of Stanford died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009.

Born Oct. 13, 1949, he was the son of the late George and Ethel Barlow Hill. He was an employee of Seller’s Engineering.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Lane Hill; three daughters, Joy Lane of Junction City, Lavern Snow of Moreland and Tammy Maldonado of Hustonville; a brother, Billy Hill of McKinney; five sisters, Joan, Norma, Brenda, Wanda and Barbara; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and special friends, Jan and Sparky Turner and Mike and Mona Gilpin. He was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Lee Hill II.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Odis Clark. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery.



Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

HOPKINS, Jimmy  

November 09, 1919 - September 28, 2009

CRAB ORCHARD — Johnny Hopkins, 89, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at Terrace Nursing and Rehab in Berea, Ky.

Born Nov. 9, 1919, in Garrard County, Ky., he was a son of the late Ewell and Ellen Saylor Hopkins. He lived in Alexandria, Ky., for many years while he was employed as a driver and dock handler for Dixie Ohio 
Express Co. in Cincinnati. He was a Navy veteran having attended the rank of Seaman First Class. He also was a farmer. He was a member of the First 12 Mile Baptist Church in Alexandria. He was the widower of 
Thelma Ann manning Hopkins, who preceded him in death on Aug. 24, 1994.

Survivors include four children, Phyllis (Roger) Adams of Crab Orchard, Yvonne (Les) Wolfe of Buford, Ga., and Keith (Nyra) Hopkins and Roy (Sharon) Hopkins of Alexandria; a sister, Eunice Causey of Crab 
Orchard; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two children, June Martin and John Randall Hopkins; 16 brothers and sisters.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery.

Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Friday at McKnight Funeral Home.



October, 2009 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice  

HORTON, Sara A. Scott  

November 29, 1920 - October 13, 2009

Sara "Nana" Alice Horton, 88, of Stanford died Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at her home. She was born November 29, 1920 in Goshen, KY to the late Harry and Jennie Cox Scott. She was the Widow of Frank T. Horton. She was a homemaker, a member of Crab Orchard Baptist Church and a past member of Crab Orchard Homemakers Club.

Survivors include her Children Jenny H. Johnson (Robert) of Stephenville, TX, Eleanor H. Estep and Frank T. Horton (Cathy) both of Stanford; 9 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren; She was preceded in death by a daughter Alice H. Gonyer.

Visitation will be Friday from 5-9, Funeral Service will be 2 P.M. Saturday all at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Kaywood Morris officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Duval Sims, B.C. Allen, Jerry Sparks, Buckwheat Gilbert, Randy Thompson, Ronnie Wilcher, Larry Bryant, Bill Dyehouse, Jerry Shelton and Roger Ledford; honorary bearers will be the Joy Club Sunday School Class.



Friday, September 04, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

JOHNSON, Carolyn J. Allen

August 18, 1945 - September 03, 2009

STANFORD — Carolyn June Johnson, 64, of Montrose, Colo. died Thursday at her home.

She was born Aug. 18, 1945, in Danville to Mary F. Carrier Allen and the late Vernon C. McGuffey Sr. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Johnson; two daughters, Christina Starks and Michele Crawford; a brother Vern C. McGuffey Jr.; and a stepson Gary Johnson; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by a husband, Richard Nutter, and her stepfather, Robert L. Crawford.

Local visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Spurlin Funeral Home, with services beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Christian Church Cemetery.




Friday, October 16, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

MADDOX, William Chester

February 26, 1927 - October 15, 2009

MORELAND — William Chester Maddox, 82, of Moreland died Oct. 15, 2009.

Born Feb. 26, 1927, he was the son of the late Sam and Orie Southerland Maddox. He was a construction worker and loved carpentry, building birdhouses, churches, etc. to give to friends. He was a faithful member of Charity Church of God in Hustonville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Simpson Maddox and a son, Kenneth Maddox.

Survivors include a daughter, Geneva Maddox Abbott of Danville; a son, Glenn (Peggy) Maddox of Junction City; a brother, Lester Maddox of Stanford; two sisters, Violet Lawson and Pearl Daugherty, both of Ohio; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Marvin Hatton with burial in Hustonville Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Ron and Jonathan Hackerson, Bobby, Maurice, and Troy Maddox, and Gary Douglas.

Honorary pallbearers are Patsy Hounchell and Bob Terry’s Adult Sunday School Class.




W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice  

McELFRESH, Lee Roy  

January 30, 1923 - October 12, 2009

+ US Army WWII  

Lee Roy McElfresh, 86 of Harris Creek, died Monday, October 12, 2009. Born Jan. 30, 1923 in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Walter and Lillie Driesler McElfresh. He was a farmer and 
worked at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home for over 40 years.


He was a WWII, US Army veteran and a member of Junction City First Baptist Church, where he once had 38 years of perfect attendance in Sunday School. He is survived by his wife, Helen Louise 
McMichael Sallee McElfresh; 1 daughter, Nancy (Roy) Hurst; 3 grandchildren: Jamie Tatum, Bobbie Steinhauer and Crystal Logue; 7 great grandchildren and special friend, John Toombs, who he loved like a son.


Services 2 PM, Thurs. at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Dale Denton and Bro. Ernest Martin with burial in Hustonville Cemetery. Pallbearers are John Toombs, Bo Gander, Johnnie 
Harris, R.C. Taylor and Johnnie Wilder. Honorary pallbearer is Howard Gibson.


Saturday, October 17, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

MCKEE, Jewell Holton

August 24, 1929 - October 16, 2009

MORELAND — Jewell Kathleen Holton McKee, 80, of McKinney died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009.

Born Aug. 24, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Della Smith Holton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy McKee, and a son, Larry.

Survivors include two sons, David Wilcher and John McKee, both of Indiana; four daughters, Mary Frances Adams, Dolly Hayes, Cathy Caudill and Nancy Roberts, all of McKinney; five brothers, Lloyd, Darris, Clyde, Phillip and Glen; three sisters, Judy, Alma and Debbie, all of Indiana; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Geneva Baptist Church with burial in New Salem Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5:30-9 p.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.  


Thursday, September 24, 2009 - Interior Journal

MESSER, Dwight C.  

June 02, 1953 - September 17, 2009

Dwight C. Messer, 56, of Somerset, formerly of Waynesburg, died Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

A native of Stanford, he was born June 2, 1953, to the late James W. and Elizabeth Siler Messer. He attended the Calvary Separate Baptist.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Ray Messer.

Survivors include two brothers, William (Zelma) Messer and Thomas (Joyce) Messer of Crab Orchard; and a sister, Patricia (Rick) Wiggington.

Graveside services were Sept. 21 at Buffalo Springs Cemetery with Bros. Matthew Dalton and Gilbert Robinson officiating.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge.



Saturday, October 31, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

MILLER, Virginia Carpenter Brasfield 

March 18, 1942 - October 31, 2009

Virginia Mae Carpenter Brasfield Miller, age 67, of Perryville Road, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at her residence.

Born Wednesday, March 18, 1942, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of Winifred A. “Winnie” Carter Carpenter of Danville and the late Hubert G. Carpenter. Mrs. Miller was a former employee of 
Certified Brake and a member of the First Baptist Church of Danville. She was a 1960 Danville High School graduate. She enjoyed sending and receiving greeting cards, talking on the phone, spending time with her 
grandchildren and eating at new and different restaurants. Mrs. Miller also was a member of the Lunch Bunch and a former caregiver for the elderly.

Survivors include her husband, Clell “Pete” Miller of Danville; a daughter, Jennifer Brasfield (Jeff) Fox of Harrodsburg; her mother, Winnie Carpenter of Danville; brother, Charles (Kay) Carpenter of Harrodsburg; 
sister, Donna Carpenter (Gary) Scott of Mackville; three grandchildren, Savannah, Halley and Travis Fox; stepsons, Joseph (Cheryl) Miller of Indianapolis, Ind., and William Miller of Florida; stepdaughters, Susan 
Roth and Debbie Layman, both of Florida; half-brother, Glen Carpenter of Cincinnati, Ohio; and half-sisters, Bonnie Allen and Lisa Moss, both of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home with Jeff Fox officiating. Burial will follow in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. 
Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Charles Carpenter, Gary Scott, Travis Fox, Joey Miller, Larry Rogers, Gary Rogers, Ricky Carter and Jeff Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Hernandez, DJ Lannum, Johnny Douglas, 
Todd Gritton, Lana Carpenter and Lunch Bunch members



Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - Interior Journal  

NAPIER, Thomas Wilson

April 25, 1818 - September 18, 1869

Ceremony to honor sheriff killed in line of duty
David Gambrel
September 16, 2009

Thomas Wilson Napier, the only Lincoln County sheriff killed in the line of duty, will be honored at 7 p.m. Thursday in a ceremony at his grave site in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Napier was shot on 
Sept. 18, 1869, behind the Stanford Presbyterian Church when he tried to arrest 17-year-old Samuel Holmes of Crab Orchard.

According to newspaper accounts of the time, Holmes had been in town drinking and fired his revolver into the ground. When Napier and Town Marshall E.M. Davison tried to arrest him, Holmes turned and 
shot Napier once in the abdomen and once in the shoulder. The shooting took place around 8 p.m. on a Saturday night, and Napier died around 10 p.m. Davison was also wounded in the incident but survived.

Napier’s death ended a life of service to his nation and county. Born April 25, 1818, in Virginia, his family moved to Casey County when he was a young man. Later, the family moved to Lincoln County. In 1846, 
Napier enlisted in the 2nd Ky Volunteers during the Mexican War. Although he was enrolled as a corporal, he was soon promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and fought in the Battle of Buena Vista. Included in his company 
were several men who would later fight in the Civil War, some on the same side as Napier and others against him. Most notable was Frank Wolford of Casey County, whose troops chased Napier’s troops during the 
Civil War. Wolford commanded the 1st Kentucky Union Cavalry.

After the Mexican War, Napier served as state representative from Lincoln County and was twice elected county judge. He was also superintendent of the County’s poorhouse. When the Civil War began, he was 
named assistant quartermaster for the 1st Kentucky Confederate Cavalry. After his second term as judge ended in August 1862, he helped organize the 6th Kentucky Confederate Cavalry in September. The unit was 
partially organized in the front yard of what is now Nancy Hill’s home on Danville Avenue. James W. Alcorn, who was the adjutant for the 6th Kentucky, built his home on that site to commemorate the organization of the 
Confederate Cavalry there.

Napier was elected Lt. Colonel of the 6th. The unit was eventually assigned to the command of Gen. John Hunt Morgan of Lexington and participated in Morgan’s great raid into Illinois, Indiana and Ohio in the summer 
of 1863. The operation was the most northern operation by uniformed Confederate soldiers during the war.

While many of Napier’s men were captured and imprisoned during the raid, Napier managed to elude capture. Following Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, Napier’s unit was part of Confederate President 
Jefferson Davis’ body guard and was captured with Davis in Georgia in May 1865.

The earliest record of his return to Lincoln County after the war is in the minutes of Lincoln Lodge No. 60 of Free and Accepted Masons. Napier served the lodge as master and secretary. His name shows up as 
attending the lodge in December 1865.

Soon after returning from the war, Napier received permission from the County Court to rebuild the poorhouse of which he was again named superintendent. In August 1868, he was elected sheriff.

Following his death, the Fiscal Court posted a $1,000 reward for the capture of his killer. Tradition holds that after shooting Napier, Holmes fled to his father’s home, which was near what is today the Hackley 
family home on Boone Road. Former County Attorney John Hackley said his late father, Charles, and been told that Holmes was hidden in a well while the posse was hunting for him. Despite the large reward, 
Holmes was never captured. However, Hackley said his father told him that years later the Holmes’ family had a farm tenant show up on the farm that looked remarkably like Samuel Holmes.

Napier was never married but did leave behind several siblings and nieces and nephews. Several of his relatives are planning on attending the ceremony Thursday. The event is being hosted by Lincoln Lodge No. 
60 and is open to the public.



Friday, September 25, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

NAYLOR, Warren F.  

CRAB ORCHARD — Warren F. Naylor, 64, of Colbert, Ga., formerly of Crab Orchard, Ky., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Georgia. He was the husband 
of Frances “Paulett” Hulett Naylor.

Born in Kentucky, he was a son of the late Ollie "Bunk" Leo and Ollie Hensley Naylor. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church and a tailor for After Six Clothing Co.

Survivors Include his wife, Paulett Naylor; three children, Frances Necole Jacobs, Warren Keith Naylor and Natalie Naylor Mangrum; a brother, Marion Naylor; four sisters, Loretta Hopkins, Rosella Gaither, 
Linda Dyehouse and Carolyn Hamm; five grandchildren, Sydney Jacobs, Sarah Jacobs, Hayden Lee, Olivia Naylor and Noah Mangrum; an outstanding mother-in-law, Pauline Hulett; a special nephew, Ronnie 
Leber; and a special cousin, Gerald Smith.

In addition to his parents, Warren was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Cummins.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Preachersville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be McGordon “Chiggar” Hulett, Bill, Frank, Jim and Terry Dyehouse, and Lester Hopkins. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Howard, Kenney Hurt, Wayne Craig, Cecil Wimbs, 
Ted Mayer, Albert Strunk, John Galante, Tom Kruer, Marty Blalock, Roger and Dan Smith.

Visitation will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at McKnight Funeral Home.



W. L Pruitt Funeral Home Notice  

NORRIS, B. C., Jr.

July 06, 1921 - October 01, 2009  

B.C. Norris JR, 88, of Middleburg, died October 1, 2009, at home. B.C. was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Virginia Catron, brother, Roscoe Norris and niece, Sylvia Costain. Born 
July 6, 1921, B.C. was the son of the late Carl and Levada (Wilson) Norris. B.C. is survived by daughter, Cheryl Rodgers, Middleburg; grandson, Gregory Rodgers, Dayton, OH; niece, Patricia (Roy) Warren, 
Colorado Springs, CO; brother-in-law, William Catron, Waynesburg, KY; and caregivers: Juanita Coleman, Merle Montgomery and Rubie Brock.

B.C. graduated from McKinney High School (Class of 1939), attended Georgetown College for three years, studying mathematics and history, however, left prior to graduation to defend the Republic with his 
enlistment in the United States Army for service in World War II. After the war, B.C. returned to private life as an independent farmer, entrepreneur and community banker. B.C. retired as Vice-President and 
CEO from the National Bank of Hustonville after 34 years in 1990.

B.C. was a lifelong, active member of the Mt. Salem Baptist Church. There B.C. served for decades in numerous leadership positions: Deacon, treasurer, teacher and role model.

B.C. was an avid fisherman and spent many days at the lake chasing crappie with his friend, Irvin (Red) Jeffries. B.C. was known for his legendary garden and being the consummate humanitarian shared more 
with his neighbors than he ever used himself. B.C. also loved his family farm, which he worked many years with longtime friend, Albert Sallee.

Visitation will be at 6-9 PM, Sunday, October 4th at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland. Celebration of life service is 12:30 p.m. Monday, October 5th at the funeral home. Burial is at Danville 
Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers are Kelly Norris, Vernon Norris, III, Joda Norris, Tommy Sallee, Rance Baird, Otis Gene Delk and Jody Jarrett. Honorary Pallbearers are Vernon Norris, Jr., George Norris, Greg Norris, 
Keith Norris, Richard Simpson, Roy Warren, Kenneth Lucas, Barry Davis and Carl Wilder.  


Friday, September 18, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

NUNN, Raymond

February 14, 1919 - September 17, 2009

CRAB ORCHARD — Raymond Nunn, 90, husband of Virginia P. Nunn and father of Frankie Nunn, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.  

He was born February 14, 1919 in the Kettle Island Community of Bell County, Kentucky. He was the son of the late William and Alice V. Coldiron Nunn. He and his family moved to Lincoln County in 
1930 and began farming.

He farmed until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in December 1, 1942 and served during W.W. II. Attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant during the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. He received a 
Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with 2 Bronze service stars. He was a Purple Heart Recipient. He was discharged from the Army on March 24, 1947.

 He was a member of Watts Chapel Baptist Church for over 50 years. Other memberships include the National Rural Letter Carriers Association where he was a mail carrier for 24 years for the U.S. Postal 
Service. Member of the Disable American Veterans, the 14th Armored Division Association and he was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors Include: Wife Virginia P. Nunn, one son, Frankie Lee Nunn of Danville,

One stepson, Jimmy Parsons of Lexington .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by:  
First Wife, Mary Elizabeth Reynolds Nunn in January of 1960

Step Son, Kenneth A. Parsons, several half brothers & half sisters

Funeral services will be 2 PM, Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 at Watts Chapel Baptist Church

Minister: Bro. Ralph Baker

Place of Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery at Brodhead (Rockcastle Co.)  


Monday, September 28, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

OBERSON, Sheila R. Johnson  

December 30, 1936 - September 27, 2009

Sheila Ray Johnson Orberson, 73, wife of Edward Lee Orberson, died Sept. 27, 2009, at Charleston Healthcare Center.

Born Dec. 30, 1936, in Moreland, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Christine Peck Johnson. A graduate of Danville High School, she was a secretary at Centre College and also 
worked for the Boyle County Health Department, Boyle County schools and Christian Appalachian Project in Lancaster, Ky. She was a member of Salt River Baptist Church for many years and was a current 
member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Paul C. (Sheryl) Orberson of Lexington, Ky., and Michael E. (Amy) Orberson of Danville, Ky.; a daughter, Karen (Barry) Levy of Georgetown, Ky.; 
a sister, Beverly (Johnny) Jordan of Danville, Ky.; six grandchildren, Jeffrey Orberson, Sarah Orberson, Nicholas Orberson, Meredith Orberson, Laura McDonald and Bradley Levy; and two great-grandchildren, 
Will Orberson and Carter Orberson.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernest Martin. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chester Kavanaugh, Johnny Jordan, Corey Jordan, Kevin Jordan, James Lee Yates, Bradley Levy, Nicholas Orberson and Jeffrey Orberson. Honorary pallbearers are Ken Wall, 
Virginia Ray, Jimmy Clark and Evelyn Crook.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home.



Thursday, November 05, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

PETREY, James H.

January 22, 1951- November 03, 2009

LANCASTER — James H. Petrey Jr., 58, of Lancaster died Tuesday.

Born Jan. 22, 1951, in Ohio, he was a son of the late James H. and Myrtle M. Bailey Petrey. He was a woodworker.

Survivors include his brothers, Stanley, Ancil, Denver, Billy, Robert and Curtis Petrey; sisters, Wanda Foley, Doris Denney, Bonnie Genten, Nancy Kidd, Betty Miller and Dessie Mae Petrey.

A memorial service has been planned for noon Thanksgiving Day at his home, 4168 Sugar Creek Rd., Lancaster.

Memorial gifts may go to Heritage Hospice.

Fox Funeral Home, Stanford, is in charge. An online guest register is available at


W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice  

POYNTER,  Shirley Coffman

December 21, 1938 - September 19, 2009  

Shirley Jean Coffman Poynter, 70 of Geneva died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009. Born Dec. 21, 1938, she was the daughter of Dewey Coffman and the late Beatrice Hatter Coffman. She was a member 
of Geneva Baptist Church. She is also survived by her husband, Don Poynter; 2 sons: Harold Powell and Rick Godbey; 2 daughers: Kathy Wilson and Judy Dopel; 2 step-sons: Jimmy Poynter and Donald 
Cooper; 3 step-daughters: Sharon Cook, Patty Kuhus and Tabitha McClellan; 1 brother, Lowell (Corena) Coffman; 3 sisters: Phyllis (Johnny) Long, Patricia (Rick) Cummins and Anita (Jim) Bowman; 
12 grandchildren; 12 Step-grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 3 step-great grandchildren. Services will be at 2 PM, Tuesday at Geneva Baptist Church by Bro. Tim Brown with burial in Hustonville Cemetery
Pallbearers are David Payton, Jim Bowman, Wayne Powell, Johnny Long, Craig Griffin and Butch Hatter. Visitation will be 6-9 PM, Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.



Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

QUALLS, Clarence
April 22, 1930 - October 20, 2009

MORELAND — Clarence Qualls, 79, of Hustonville died Thursday, Oct. 20, at home.

Born April 22, 1930, in Casey County, he was the son of the late James and Myrtle Wilson Qualls. He was a retired farmer and a member of Charity First Church of God. He was preceded in death by a 
brother, Junior Qualls; and two sisters, Peachie Snow and Lydia Pendergraft.

Survivors include his wife, Shelby Jean Qualls; a son, Troy Qualls; two daughters, Tammy Patterson and Michelle Wilcher and her husband, Terry; two brothers, Marshall Qualls and Lawrence Qualls; two 
sisters, Bessie Qualls and Ruby Merrell; and five grandchildren, Austin, Kyle, Silas, Michael and Ann.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Marvin Hatton. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Qualls, Ron Dotson, Joey Lee, Michael Wilcher, Franklin Griffin and William Vaught.



Tuesday, October, 13, 2009 - Advocate- Messenger  

REED, Mary Amanda Reid  

December 02, 1930 - October 11, 2009  

Mary Amanda Reed, 78, of Hustonville died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. Born Dec. 2, 1930 in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Grover and Blanche Mobley Reid. She was retired from K-mart. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Reed and by a son, Terry.

Survivors include 1 son, Neil Reed of Hustonville; and by 1 brother, Robert Reed of Moreland. Services are at 3 PM, Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Jerry Adams with burial in 
Hustonville Cemetery
. Pallbearers are Joe and Chris Peyton, Tom Smock, James Morgan, Carrrol Leigh and Gary Reid. Honorary pallbearer is Ray Bolden.



Monday, October 19, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

REEVES, Geneva Hill  

October 06, 1925 - October 18, 2009

MORELAND — Geneva Hill Reeves, 84, of Moreland died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

Born Oct. 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late James Franklin and McEdna Leonard Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Omer Reeves.

Survivors include a son, Bobby (Janice) Reeves of Harrodsburg; a daughter, Betty (Bobby) Adams of Moreland; two sisters, Elizabeth Hamilton and Marilyn Riggs; four grandchildren, Cami Gomez, 
Carla Jamamillo, Bobby Glen Adams and Tanya Reeves; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. David Fralix, with burial in Hustonville Cemetery.




Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

SAYLOR, Oscar  

April 22, 1918 - September 07, 2009

CRAB ORCHARD — Oscar Saylor, 91, of Fall Lick Road in Crab Orchard, departed this life and entered into eternity on Sept. 7, 2009. Born in Lincoln County on April 22, 1918, to the late Isaac and 
Julia Blanton Saylor, he was the husband of the late Mary Irvin Saylor.

He was a farmer and a retired employee of the Bluegrass Stockyards in Lexington. He was very devoted to his faith and his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a tobacco farmer and raised 
cattle on his farm his entire life. He was a member of the Crab Orchard Pentecostal Church. He was loved so dearly by each who knew him and he is going to be greatly missed.

He is survived by a daughter, Geneva (Carl Edward) Houston of Mount Vernon; two sons, William “Bud” Oscar Saylor of Crab Orchard and Albert L. (Ann) Saylor of Dandridge, Tenn.; five grandchildren, 
Gary Edward Houston, Stephanie A. Lovell, Lissa C. Albright, Natalie M. Rupard and Julie J. Hansen; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and his sister, Irene Belcher of Stanford.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Saylor was preceded in death by a brother, Reed Saylor; and a sister, Beulah Murphy.

Pallbearers Include Jeff Albright, Michael Rupard, Jeff Hansen, William Hunter Rupard, Stephanie Lovell, Lissa Albright, Natalie Rupard, Julie Hansen and Gary Edward Houston.

Honorary pallbearers are Edward Houston, Kayla M. Albright, Meghan C. Rupard, McKenzie G. Albright, Saylor E. Hansen, Ashden S. Hansen and Hannah Hunsucker.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel in Crab Orchard, with Mitchel Irvin, Bro. Donald King and Jeff Albright officiating. Burial will 
be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.



Thursday, November 05, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

SHELTON, Isabella Celeste  

CRAB ORCHARD — Isabella Celeste Shelton, daughter of Paul F. and Rhonda Rae Watts Shelton of Crab Orchard, was stillborn on Thursday, Oct. 15, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Other survivors include her sisters, Jaden Makenzie Shelton and Lauren Bailey Shelton; maternal grandparents, William David and Pauline Watts; uncles, David Wayne (Tonya) Watts and Greg (Debbie) 
Shelton; an aunt, Dorothy Atkins; and several cousins.

Isabella was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Paul and Evaree Adams Shelton; maternal great-grandparents, Woodrow Wilson, Leona Fields Watts, Lena Wall Godbey and Russell 
Winford Godbey.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Bro. Kaywood Morris. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.


Friday, September 18, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

STERNS, Shirley

October 18, 1952 - September 17, 2009

WAYNESBURG — Shirley Sterns, 56, of Waynesburg died on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, in Pulaski County.

Born Oct. 18, 1952, in Stanford, she was the daughter of Bill and the late Lillian Faye Shipp Rice. Shirley was manager of Eubank Chevron and a former employee of Ruckel’s Grocery & Deli in Waynesburg. 
She was a member of Eubank Church of Christ. Shirley will be remembered for her love of all children, especially her grandchildren.


Shirley leaves behind her husband, Kenneth Sterns of Waynesburg; father, Bill Rice of Stanford; a son, Kenny Sterns and his wife, Amy, of Somerset; two daughters, Renee Wilson and her husband, Darren, 
of Eubank, and Melissa Gosser and her husband, Brian, of Richmond; two brothers, Patrick Rice and his wife, Marilyn, of Stanford, and Tony Lee Rice and his wife, Brenda, of Fort Smith, Ark.; and 
eight grandchildren.

A Remembrance of Life Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home with Bro. Ferlin Price officiating. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.



Tuesday, November 03, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

STULL, Noah Lee

November 01, 2009 - November 01, 2009

WAYNESBURG — Noah Lee Stull, infant son of Jessie and Christen Cartwright Stull passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, 

Noah leaves behind his paternal grandparents, Mary and Robert Whitaker of Kings Mountain; aunts and uncles, Dewayne, Bobby and Misty Whitaker, Amy Adkins and Asia Tucker.

The service is 1 p.m. today at Friendship Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.



W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice  

VARGO, Brenda Foley  

April 05, 1959 - September 10, 2009

Brenda Sue Foley Vargo, 50 of Hustonville, died Thursday in Bowling Green, KY. Born April 5, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Janie Hazlett Foley.

She is survived by her husband, Russell Vargo of Louisville; 1 son, Jerry Johnson, Jr. of Albany; 1 daughter, Mona Holley of Bowling Green; 1 brother, Melvin Foley of Stanford; 2 sisters: Sheila Benedict and 
Patricia Miracle, both of Stanford; and 5 grandsons. She was preceded in death by a son, Jamie. Services will be at 2 PM, Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home with burial in New Salem Cemetery. Pallbearers 
are Rodney and Bobby Benedict, Russell Vargo, Coy Callahan, Mike King and Chris Brock.




Monday, October 19, 2009  


Roy Wallace, 94, of Stanford, formerly of Parksville, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at his residence.

Born Sunday, Oct. 25, 1914, in Grundy, Va., he was a son of the late Charles and Carrie Johnson Wallace. He was a World War II Army veteran, a farmer and gardener.

Mr. Wallace graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He was the widower of Delilah Belle Wiggs Wallace.

Survivors include his daughter, Linda (James) Wiser of Stanford; a grandson, Michael (Ashley) Wiser of Stanford; and great-grandchildren, Haley and Hayden Wiser, both of Stanford.

He was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at Bellevue Cemetery with Bro. Dale Denton officiating.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.



Thursday, September 10, 2009 - Interior Journal  

WILLIAMS, Nellie M. Barnett  

January 20, 1930 - September 06, 2009

Nellie Marie Barnett Williams, 79, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Sunday, Sept. 6.

She was a substation manager for Dapper Dan Dry Cleaners in Houston, Texas for over 20 years, retiring in 1998.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Rodney Sweeney; a brother, James Barnett; and sister, Bonnie Shoultz.

Survivors include her children, Janet (Phil) Armstrong, Ray (Marsha) Sweeney, Rhonda (Tim) Krehbiel and Joseph (Vikki) Bowley; a brother, Charles Barnett; grandchildren, Christopher, Samuel, 
Courtney, Amanda, Marc, Brooke, Brandon, Nicholas, John, Christina, Douglas Troy, Jason, Kristen and Brandy; and 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. today (Sept. 10) at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center ñ Lawrence in Indianapolis, Ind., and Saturday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Highland Methodist Church in 
Waynesburg. Burial will be in Highland Methodist Cemetery.

[Mother listed as Una/Iva  Dick in Birth Index]  



Saturday, October 17, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  



HARRODSBURG — David Wilson, 61, Harrodsburg, husband of Carol Egbert Wilson, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Webster and Permeila (Fletcher) Wilson.

Survivors include a daughter, Cassidy Wilson; three sons, Scott Wilson, Alex Wilson and Seth Wilson; a sister, Rebecca Martin; a brother, Larry Wilson; and a grandchild.

Memorial services will be conducted at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Humane Society.

Ransdell Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.