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Lincoln County, KY Obituaries File #77

 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, Imogene Milner ASBERRY, Windle   BAKER, Roger Keith, Sr.  
BANDY, Addie Shelton   BENNETT, Frank   BENSON, Cynthia Ann Hale
BRALEY, Thomas Edwin   BRECKENRIDGE, Geraldine Morgan BROWER, Kitty Bruce Baughman
BROWN, Margaret E. Plummer BURTON, Doyce "Dale" BUSSE, Philip A.
CARRIER, Manford M. CARRIER, Ronald L. "Jack" CASE, Wilma Spaw
COMBS, Thelma Jean CORNETT, Earnest D. DAVIDSON, Anna Lee Smith
DISHON, Paul David   ELLIOTT, Florence Sims GILPIN, Edward Earl
GREEN, Ray Edward, Sr. GRIFFIN, Jack   GRIFFIN, Jim 
GRIFFIN, Jim HAHN, Rita Sue Woolridge   HENDERSON, Garald V.
HINES, Gary Wayne KING, Clarence Hardin, Jr. LAKES, Willie A.
LANGERMAN, Joshua Edward LYNN, James E. LYNN, John G.
McCOWAN, Ike Tobe, Jr. McGUFFEY, Arthur "Art"   McKINNEY, Elizabeth Martin
MIDDLETON, William Ray "Bo" MORROW, Earl C. NAYLOR, Charity H. Strunck
NEWLON, Douglas Alan OAKES, William Gather PENDERGRAFT, Cecil Lee
PERLMAN, Lt. Col. Robert H. PETREY, Hettie POYNTER, Ruby E. Peace
PROFFITT, Henry C. ROUSEY, Logan Harrison, Jr. RUMORE, Gertrude Doyle Henry
SANDERS, James Henry SHEARER, Charles A. STAMPER, Gladys Margaret Fraley  
VANHOOK, Gary W. WILSON, Nellie Mae Watts   WILSON, Ruth Mae Elder 
WITTE, Margaret R. DiFrischia      

Tuesday, November 24, 2010 - Barnett& Demrow Funeral Home Notice

 ADAMS, Imogene Milner 

September 06, 1941 - November 24, 2010  

Imogene Adams, 69 of Kings Mountain, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was born on Saturday, September 6th, 1941 to the late Champ O. & Roxie May Rowland Milner. Imogene was a homemaker and member of Kings Mountain Christian Church. She loved being a mother, gardening, and flowers.

Imogene was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Kenneth Adams.

Imogene leaves behind her children, Tammy I. Cornett and her husband Robert of Junction City, Timothy Adams and his wife Alisa of Casey County, Pamela G. Ryan and her husband Harold of Stanford, Sandra M. Combs and her husband Timothy of Eubank; six grandchildren Miranda Sims Perkins, Vanessa Cornett, Ashley Sims, Kristin Adams Krystofiak, Brooke Combs, and Jake Combs and one great-granddaughter Chole Perkins.

Funeral Services for Imogene will be held 1pm, Saturday, November 27th, 2010 at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home with Bro. David Gambrel officiating. Burial will be in Gooch Cemetery in Kings Mountain. Visitation will be from 6 until 9 pm, Friday, November 26th, 2010 at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home, Waynesburg, Kentucky.

Active Pallbearers will be Harold Ryan, Jonathan Perkins, Timothy & Jake Combs, and Greg Rogers.


October, 2009 - Richmond Register  

ASBERRY, Windle  

February 25, 1941 - October 02, 2009  

Windle Asberry, 68, passed away Friday, October 2, 2009 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Windle was born on February 25, 1941, in Casey County, Ky., and was the son of James and Bertha Lane Asberry, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a truck driver and was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith.

Survivors include: his wife, Geneva Carol Warmouth Asberry; one son, Windle Asberry Jr., of Garrard County; seven brothers, Roy, Stanley, Don, Rick, James, Danny and Charles Asberry; six sisters, Carrie Floyd, Roberta Long, Barbara Long, Peggy Hale, Sheila Cox and Kathy Long; and two granddaughters, Kia and Tianna Asberry.In addition to his parents, Windle was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Asberry, and one sister, Myrtle Delaney

.Funeral services for Windle Asberry will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at the Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home with Bro. David Marsee officiating.

 Burial will follow at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford. Pallbearers will be Roy Asberry Jr., Richard Asberry, Joe Bugg, Eric Delaney and Matt Asberry. Honorary pallbearers are Davie Hale, Kendall Floyd, Aaron Gregory, Ernie Long Jr., Donald Asberry Jr. and Anthony Durham. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2009, at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home.


Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger  

BAKER, Roger Keith, Sr.  

February 13, 1931 - May 31, 2009

CRAB ORCHARD - Roger Keith Baker Sr., 78, of Hustonville, formerly of Crab Orchard, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009, at the Rockcastle Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Born Feb. 13, 1931, in Crab Orchard, he was a son of the late Earl Cecil Baker Sr. and Jennie Rogers Baker.

Roger was a retired employee of the United States Postal Service, having worked for 27 years at the Crab Orchard and Brodhead offices.

He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Crab Orchard Masonic Lodge 636 and Crab Orchard Baptist Church. Roger was also a former member of the Kentucky Walking Horse Association.

Survivors Include three daughters, Vicki Baker Folger of Lancaster, Nina Jo Ryles of Lexington and Stacy Jan Keeling of Hustonville; a son, Roger Keith (Regina) Baker Jr. of Huntsville, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth Ashley Gray, Weston Keith Folger, Jason Tanner Ryles, Lindsay Bo Ryles, Jennie Michelle Baker, Jessica Lynn Baker, Sarah Kayleen Rogers and Britney Nicole Keeling; and three great-grandchildren, Leah Hailey Grace, Marley Jo and Max Tanner Ryles.

In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie Jean Baker; a brother, Earl "E.C." Baker; sisters, Elizabeth Baker, Bake Young, Martha Dyehouse, Jamie Newland, Ann Mullins and Sue Hale.

The service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. David Fralix. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery with military rites by the Caswell Saufley American Legion Post 18 of Stanford.

Pallbearers will be Tanner Ryles, Weston Folger, Martin Sherrow, Lonnie Pruitt, Rodney Elam, Jimmy Gover and Kyle McKnight.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Elmore, Pat Peck, Theo Nantz and the members of Masonic Lodge 636 of Crab Orchard.


Thursday, December 02, 2010 - Advocate-Messenger  

BANDY, Addie Shelton  

December 07, 1909 - November 20, 2010  

MORELAND — Addie Shelton Bandy, 100, of Stanford, formerly of Hustonville, went to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 20, 2010. Born Dec. 7, 1909 in Boyle County, Ky. to parents Martha and Price Shelton, she had two brothers and two sisters who preceded her in death.
Addie Bandy was a loving mother and grandmother to five generations of surviving children: Dolly Mae (Tom) Brandon of Sherman, Tex., Edwin Geraldine Rousey (deceased and wife of deceased Phillip Rousey), Marjorie Eleanor (Curtis) Litton of Mt. Dora, Fla., Gale Holtzclaw Bandy (wife of her deceased child, Ben H. Bandy) of Lexington, Ky., Charles Reid (Margaret) Bandy of Denver, Col. and Tena Suzette (Gene) Litton of Columbus, Ohio. She is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She married Una Samuel Bandy on Dec. 14, 1923. He preceded her in death in 1976. She was a homemaker who faithfully volunteered her services for many years at First Baptist Church, Danville, Ky. The Bandy family wishes to thank the staff at Golden Living Center in Stanford, Ky. for their care of Addie Bandy during her six-year stay there. Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice. Friends are invited to join the family in a celebration of Addie Bandy’s life on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home with burial in Hustonville Cemetery.


Thursday, December 23, 2010 - Advocate-Messenger 

BENNETT, Frank  

December 20, 1923 - December 21, 2010

+ US Army WWII  

CRAB ORCHARD — Frank Bennett, 87, of Crab Orchard, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at his home. He was the husband of Bessie L. Wilburn Bennett, whom he married on Dec. 23, 1948. 
Born Dec. 20, 1923, in London, Ky., he was the son of the late George and Margaret Philpot Bennett. He was a member of Watts Chapel Baptist Church. Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in
World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie L. Bennett of Crab Orchard, Ky.; four sons,  Ernest D. (Sue) Bennett of Dayton, Ohio, Wayne (Wendy) Bennett of Orlando, Fla., Joel (Arlene) Bennett of McKinney, Ky., and Tim (Tammy) Bennett  of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren, Tammy Martin, Stacy Wood, Heather Douglas, Brooke, Candace and Jonathan Bennett; and four great-grandchildren, Nick, Lindsey, Joey and D.J.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by six brothers, Leve, Taylor, Claude, Jim, Ed and John Bennett; three sisters, Rachel, Gracie and Alpha; and a granddaughter, Kahlie Martin.
Funeral services are 7 p.m. today at McKnight
Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Bro. Dan Gutenson and Bro. Johnny Baker. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Ky.
Pallbearers will be Billy Gilbert, Charlie Douglas, Alan Bowman, Jeff Mullins, Jimmie Blanton and Dicky Ledford. Honorary pallbearers will be Farmer Hendrix, Theo Nantz and Harold Martin.


Thursday, August 12, 2010 - Cincinnati Enquirer  

BENSON, Cynthia Ann Hale 

May 21, 1954 - August 09, 2010  

Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Benson, age 56 of West Chester passed away Monday August 9, 2010 at Hospice of Blue Ash. She was born May 21, 1954 in Stanford, KY to Bobby and Marilyn (nee Frith) Hale.

On April 23, 1976 she married Bill Benson. She is survived by her husband Bill, three children, Eric, Marc, and Emily, her parents, Bobby and Marilyn Hale. Cindy is also survived by her brother Kelly and by her best friend and adopted daughter Velda Cuningham. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and many friends. Visitation will be Thursday August 12, 2010 from 6-9PM at the Webster Funeral Home, 3080 Homeward Way at Rt. 4 Fairfield.

The funeral service will be conducted at 10AM Friday August 13, 2010 at the funeral home. Burial to follow in West Chester Township Brookside Cemetery.



Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - Times Gazette, Hillsboro, OH  

BRALEY, Thomas Edwin  

May 27, 1923 - April 17, 2010  

Thomas Edwin Braley, 86, of the Laurels Nursing Home in Hillsboro, died Saturday, April 17, 2010
after a four-year battle with heart disease.

Tom was born May 27, 1923 in Crab Orchard, Ky., son of the late Ralph E. Nora Lee (Denny) Braley.

Tom worked in Cincinnati most of his life, spending 17 years at the Stearns and Foster Company in Lockland, where he was the maintenance supervisor before retiring from Steelcraft Manufacturing in Blue Ash in 1988. Tom was also a Baptist preacher, having pastored at several churches including the Highpoint Baptist Church from about 1957 to 1967. He had a great passion for God's word and for gospel music, which he loved to sing.

Surviving are his son, Wendell (Debbie) Braley of Cincinnati; two daughters, Rosemary (Dean) Kimberly of Hillsboro and Charlene (Raymond) Benedict of West Chester; two granddaughters, Jennifer Braley of Cincinnati and Shana (Kevin) Campbell of Hillsboro; great-granddaughter, Emily Faith Campbell; brother, Foster (Sylvia) Braley of Milford; sister, Alberta Rogers of Pleasant Plain; four step grandchildren; and 12 step great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Molly Angela (Pittman) Braley; two brothers, Bradford Braley and John Braley and  a sister, Josephine Gooch.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon Tuesday, April 20 at the Rhoads-Edgington Funeral Home, 138 East Main Street, Hillsboro. His beloved nephew, Rev. Dean Gooch, will officiate the funeral service with his son-in-law, Rev. Dean Kimberly, officiating the graveside service at Union Cemetery near Hillsboro. The graveside funeral service will immediately follow the funeral home service.


Thursday, December 16, 2010 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

BRECKENRIDGE, Geraldine Morgan

November 11, 1920 - December 14, 2010

Geraldine Morgan Breckenridge, 90, of Ashland, Oregon, formerly Davis, California, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, in Ashland, OR. She was born November 11, 1920 in Stanford, Kentucky to the late William Gilbert "Gip" Morgan and Mary Banks Anderson Morgan. She was the widow of Henry Grady Breckenridge, Jr. and was a homemaker and a member of Stanford Christian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Kocher (Frank) of Davis, California and Sarah Breckenridge of Ashland, Oregon.

Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at Spurlin Funeral Home, visitation begins at 10 A.M. at the funeral home with Reverend Richard Reed officiating.

Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.


Thursday, December 02, 2010 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice  

BROWER, Kitty Bruce Baughman  

August 14, 1940 - December 01, 2010

Kitty Bruce Baughman Brower, 70, of Lancaster died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Reg. Med. Ctr. in Danville. She was born August 14, 1940 in Stanford, Kentucky. Kitty was the daughter of the late John S. Baughman, Jr. and Dorothy Hill Baughman, sister of the late Dr. John S. Baughman III and Lt. Col. Harry Hill Baughman. She was a member of Stanford Christian Church.

Kitty is survived by her son Courtney Brower, daughter in law Sara Brower and her "little Angel on Earth" Madelyn Brower, granddaughter. A special friend, confidant and the love of her life, Everette Eugene Cowan, who provided love, support and companionship the past seven years through good times and her prevailing sickness. Everette never left her side and was a rock to lean on in difficult times throughout her illness; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Spurlin Funeral Home. Reverend Richard Reed will be officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Brian Pence, Bob Baughman, Bill Baughman, Tom Baughman, Jason Todd and Paul Long; Honorary Bearers will be Linda Tillman and Anita Todd.


Friday, December 03, 2010 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

BROWN, Margaret E. Plummer

December 11, 1938 - December 03 2010

Margaret Elizabeth Brown, 71, of Stanford died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. She was born December 11, 1938 in Stanford to the late James Edward and Sarah Lee Dawson Plummer. She was a member of Gilbert's Creek Baptist Church and had worked at American Greetings in Danville for 12 years.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Randall Brown of Stanford; a daughter, Anna Lee Wethington (Steve) of Hustonville, KY and a son Randall Wayne Brown (Lynda) of Brodhead, KY; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. at Spurlin Funeral Home, Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Reverend Morris Trayner will be officiating the service. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Casket bearers will be Chris Cross, Eric Davidson, Jacob Wethington, Zac Harper, Ricky Boyd, James Plummer, Kenny Ray Plummer and Willie Naylor.


Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - Express News, San Antonio, TX

BURTON, Doyce "Dale"

October 13, 1945 - May 01, 2010

+ US Air Force

Doyce "Dale" Burton was born October 13, 1945 in Stanford, Kentucky and passed away on May 1, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, having been married 40 years. He is also survived by his two daughters, Suzette and Nicole along with three grandchildren.

He had made trips back to Kentucky in 2009 and was able to see his mother who is still living, Goldene Burton, along with his two brothers and two sisters and old classmates. He loved his family and friends dearly and always thought of others before himself.

He was in the United States Air force for over 21 years and was very proud of his service to his country. He also retired from the Department of Defense after being employed for over 20 years. In later years, he really enjoyed swimming, snorkeling and boating. He made a trip to the Virgin Islands with his wife in 2009 and loved it. It was a trip of a lifetime, and he spoke often of how much he enjoyed it. He was a very gentle soul.

 Visitation will be held at Castle Ridge Mortuary on Thursday May 6, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Visitation Friday May 7, 2010 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Castle Ridge Mortuary followed by a Procession to Graveside Service and Burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

[Mother is listed as Eunice Irvin - Kentucky Birth Index]


Monday, December 20, 2010 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

BUSSE, Philip A.

August 02, 1939 - December 18, 2010

+ U. S. Air Force

Philip A. Busse, 71, of Waynesburg, Kentucky, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, in Lexington, Kentucky. he was born August 2, 1939 in Waynesburg, Kentucky, to the late Joseph J. Busse and Eugenia S. Busse (Schuler). He was proceeded in death by his wife, Ester S. Busse. He was a member of St Sylvester Catholic Church and served in the Air Force.

Survivors include two brothers Roger Busse (Carlene) of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, and David Busse (Rosie) of Orange Park, Florida. One sister, Teresa Bellville of Wilmington, Delaware. Also seven nieces and two nephews.

Funeral Services will be 10 A.M. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at Spurlin Funeral Home. Visitation begins at 5-8 P.M. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. Father Joseph Peter will be officiating.

Burial will be at St. Sylvester Catholic Church Cemetery.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

CARRIER, Manford M.

December 03, 1937 - December 28, 2010

Manford M. Carrier, 73, of Waynesburg died Tuesday at Select Specialty Hospital in Lexington. He was born December 3, 1937 in Lincoln County to Stella Smith Carrier and the late Tilden Carrier. He was a Machinist and a member of Ft. Logan Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, James Lee Carrier of Vass, NC and a daughter Lisa Ann Lykin of Memphis, TN; his mother Stella Smith Carrier of Ocala, FL; three brothers, Harold Carrier of Waynesburg, Edsel Carrier of Stanford and Billy Carrier of McKinney; two sisters Alfreda Jenkins of Waynesburg and Mae Harris of Ocala, FL; 4 grandchildren.

Interment; Mt Moriah Christian Church Cemetery


April 07, 2009 - Courier Journal

CARRIER, Ronald L. "Jack"

SALEM;  Ronald L. "Jack" Carrier, 66, went to join his Heavenly Father on Sunday April 4, 2009. Mr. Carrier was born on August 18, 1942 to Smith and Rosa Benedict Carrier and was raised in the Cardwell area of Washington County, KY.

Mr. Carrier was preceded in death by his parents; son, Terry Carrier; brother, Walter; and sister, Helen Hall. Mr. Carrier was a Marine veteran and a retired truck driver. Mr. Carrier  leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Patricia DeRocker (John); grandsons, Joey, Brandon, Cody and Devin; sisters, Elizabeth Curtsinger, Mary Allen (Ben), Delia Welch (Ted), Opal Burgstiner (Bruce) and Jean McCoy (Sam); brothers, Bob Carrier; best friend and brother, Donald Carrier ; nephew, Smitty Hensley; and 31 nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his companion of 18 years, Ellie Carrier and her children and grandchildren, whom loved him dearly; and a host of other family and friends.

Raised on a farm, he bought his little piece of heaven outside Salem and wintered in Okeechobee, FL, where he spent his time fishing, telling jokes, swapping tall tales, cook outs and enjoying life. Friends may pay their respect from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home, with in burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Danville, ? KY.


Friday, December 24, 2010 - Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home Notice

CASE, Wilma Spaw

October 29, 1925 - December 22, 2010

Wilma Case, 85, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at her home.
Born on Thursday, October 29, 1925 in Eubank to the late James W. & Luvena Williams Spaw. She was retired from the Eli Lilly Company in Indianapolis. She is the widow of Wm. T. Case .
Wilma was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters Etheridge Spaw, Kenneth Spaw,
Mildred Russell, Marie McMullen, and Mabel Bates.
Wilma leaves behind many nieces and nephews  and  great nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 AM, Friday, December 24th, 2010 at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Pilot Cemetery.


Friday, December 03, 2010 - Little & Sons Funeral Home (Beech Grove, IN)  

COMBS, Thelma Jean  

September 24, 1947 - December 03, 2010  

Thelma Jean Combs, 63, died peacefully at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove on December 2, 2010.
Thelma was born in Stanford, KY to Clyde and Doris Stevens Combs in 1947.
She was a 1963 graduate of Franklin Central High School and was a member of Emerson Avenue Baptist Church.
Thelma was an auxiliary volunteer at Community Hospital East for several years. She loved to crochet and made many afghans for her family.

Thelma is survived by her mother Doris, brother Edwin (Louise)Combs, her sister Wanda (Raymond) Monday and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Monday, December 6, 2010 from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. with prayers at 12 noon in Little and Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Entombment in Washington Park East Cemetery.

[Thelma Jean Combs was the d/o Oren Clyde Combs and Doris Stevens.  Oren
 Clyde was the s/o Edward D Combs and Grace Bernice House of Clay Co.]

From Carter Combs 


Monday, November 15, 2010 - Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home Notice 

CORNETT, Earnest D.  

October 03, 1939 - November 15, 2010  

Earnest D. Cornett, 71, of Waynesburg, passed away Monday, November 15, 2010 at his home in Kings Mountain. He was born Tuesday, October 3, 1939 in the Rocky Hollow community of Lincoln County to the late Chester Arthur and Maggie McKnight Cornett. Earnest was a retired general manager for Square D, a member of McKinney Masonic Lodge #631 F&AM and a Baptist. He will be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing and playing corn hole.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Mona Cornett; his brother, Wendell Cornett and an infant brother; and his sisters, Charity and Ann Cornett.
He is survived by his son, Dwayne Cornett and his wife, Donna of Waynesburg; his brothers, Herman Cornett of Waynesburg and Chester Cornett and his wife, Barbara of Stanford; his sisters, Frances Godbey, Lenora Bowman and Betty Foister and her husband, David, all of Waynesburg; his granddaughter, Danielle Mona Cornett and a step-granddaughter, Emily Peavyhouse.
An Appreciation of Life service will be 2 p.m. Friday, November 19th at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by his brother Chester Cornett with burial to follow in Double Springs Cemetery. Visiting will be after 6 p.m. Thursday for the public. A Masonic service will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Steve & Wesley Cornett, Tyrone Eldridge, Bob Fredrick, Doug McQueen, and Billy Phillips.



Friday, November 26, 2010 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice  

DAVIDSON, Anna Lee Smith  

January 16, 1922 - November 25, 2010

Anna L. Davidson, 88, of Stanford died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Stanford. She was born January 16, 1922 in New Salem, Kentucky to the late James and Anna McGuffey Smith. She was the widow of Joe B. Davidson. Mrs. Davidson was a member of New Salem Baptist Church, a KY Colonel and she was a "Great Mom".

Survivors include her daughter Vickey L. Davidson of Stanford and a sister Thelma Burton of Stanford; she was preceded in death by a daughter Joe Ann Davidson and a sister Evelyn Lunsford.

Visitation will be Sunday from 4-7 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Funeral Service 11 a.m. Monday at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Max Hester officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Curt Folger, Jim Bo Adams, David Faulkner, Jimmy Godbey, Steve Murtz, David Irvin, Lance Murtz and Kent Ellis. Honorary Bearers will be Sam Burton and Gary Burton.


Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - Messenger- Inquirer, Owensboro, KY  

DISHON, Paul David  

June 03, 1949 - November 15, 2005  

BOWLING GREEN -- Paul David Dishon, 56, of Bowling Green died at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at Greenview Regional Hospital. The Warren County native was a kitchen designer for Lowe's and Wick's and a member of Oak Forest Baptist Church.

He was a son of the late Melvin Dishon and Edna Bell Dishon  and husband to the late Janice Sue Wilson Dishon

Survivors include two sons, Jason Christopher Dishon and his wife, Sonya, of Smiths Grove and Zohn Paul Christopher Dishon and his wife, Kimberly, of Glasgow; a stepson, Donald Ray Violette Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Bowling Green; a sister, Wanda Dishon Allen and her husband, Larry, of Bowling Green; a brother, Ralph Christopher Dishon and his wife, Barbara, of Owensboro; and 10 grandchildren.

Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Grove chapel. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation is after 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

[Grandson of Christopher C. Dishon & Nettie Padgett Dishon]


Thursday, December 02, 2010 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

ELLIOTT, Florence Sims

February 11, 1919 - December 01, 2010

Florence Sims Elliott, 91, of Stanford died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 at Golden Living Center in Stanford. She was born February 11, 1919 in Lockland, Ohio to the late Arnold F. and Nancy McKinney Sims. She was the widow of John Elliott. Mrs. Elliott was a past assistant Vice President and retired from 1st Southern National Bank and she was a member of Freedom Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, John Elliott, Jr. of Hustonville and Ginger L. Elliott of Danville.

Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 from 5-9, Funeral Service will be 1:30 P.M. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Spurlin Funeral Home. Reverends Vola Brown and Jefferson Calico will be officiating the service. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Joe Dan Reed, John David Reed, George Fraley, Ross Kelly, Jason Elliott, Dickey Cooper, Stanley Burris and Carl Simms; Honorary Bearers will be D.K. Reed, Jack D. Johnson, Bowen McKinney, George McKinney, Dr. Hugh Sam Williams, Marty Robbins, William Laakman and Newt Marlow.


Wednesday, December 08, 2010 - Advocate-Messenger

GILPIN, Edward Earl

December 11, 1942 - December 06, 2010

SCIENCE HILL — Edward Earl “Buddy” Gilpin, 67, of Waynesburg, Ky., passed away Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Fort Logan Hospital after a long battle with cancer.
Born Dec. 11, 1942, in Ekatowa, Ky., he was a son of Dorothy Robbins Gilpin of McKinney and the late William Shelby Gilpin. He was a
truck driver for Super Service and a member of New Life Church of God of Prophecy.
Other survivors include his wife of 40 years, Janet Mitchell Gilpin of Waynesburg; a son, William Earl “Willie” (Pauline) Gilpin; four precious granddaughters, Karley Raye, Katelynn Paje, Kassidy Noel and Haven Skye Gilpin; seven brothers, Larry (Donna) Gilpin, Jerry (Paulette) Gilpin, William (Tammy) Gilpin, Paul (Tonya) Gilpin, Tony (Jeanie) Gilpin, Sam (Tersea) Gilpin and Audie Gilpin Miracle; six sisters, Nyoka (Freddy) Humphrey, Linda Yantz, Shelby (Gene) Thornton, Anita Gifford, Shirley (Jerry) Absher and Mary (James) Adams; a number of nieces and nephews; and special loved one, Tina Reynolds.

He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Randal Gilpin and Joseph Lynn Gilpin; and a sister, Lula Gilpin Ferguson.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at New Life Church of God of Prophecy with Bro. Samuel Smith and Bro. William Pelfrey officiating. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Thursday at New Life Church of God of Prophecy.
Donations may be made to the Edward Earl Gilpin Memorial Fund, c/o Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Monday, November 29, 2010 - Advocate-Messenger 

GREEN, Ray Edward, Sr.  

February 03, 1928 - November 26, 2010  

+ US Army Veteran  

Ray Edward Green Sr., (Edwin Ray on Birth Records) 82, of Danville died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at his home after a brief illness.
Born Feb. 3, 1928, in Highland, Lincoln Co. Ky., he was the son of John and Lily Smith Green. Ray was the former owner of Green’s Ashland Service Station, Yellow Cab Co., the Danville Coffee Cup Restaurant and Danville Tire Co. He served in the U.S. Army as a Sgt. 1st Class and loved to farm and spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Ray is survived by his children, Danny (Sue Rogers) Green, Jana (Greg) Tsuchida, Ray Edward Green, Jr., Rebecca (Scott) Hardigree, Tammy Green (Aaron) McNew, Sharon Magnatta, Leo Lanham, Sharon Coffman and Joe Powell; a nephew, Buford Green, whom he raised; his grandchildren, Philip (Jill) Green, Duane (Terri) Green, Danielle (J.B.) Hinkle, Kristin Mattingly, Stephen (Helen) Green, Brian (Jill) Green, Jonathan Weigle, Jacob (Megan) Weigle, Whitney (Andrew) Mercke, Chloe Elise Hardigree, Savannah Renee Hammons, Adalynn Ray McNew and Destiny Schnell McNew; great-grandchildren, Collin Green, Brady Green, Branson Weigle, Macy Weigle, Kalyn Payton, Kelsea Hinkle, Keagan Hinkle, Emma Mattingly and Faith Mattingly; his longtime companion, Edna Laswell Burton and her children, Sandra Laswell and Frankie (Kristi) Laswell and grandchildren, Jeffrey King, Jennifer Schaefer and Madison Laswell; and his former wife, Odean Kipp.

He was predeceased by two sons, Rodney Green and Larry Green; one daughter, Reba Green; nine brothers, Russell, Lonzo, Van, Gus, Fred, James, Oscar, Norman and John Green Jr.; two sisters, Mary Derry and Bessie Ernst; and his former wife, Mary Jane Triplett Green.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home and Family Center, Junction City. The Rev. Ernest Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Duane Green, Philip Green, Jonathan Weigle, Jacob Weigle, Jeffrey King, Scott Hardigree, Greg Tsuchida and Aaron McNew. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City.



Friday, November 26, 2010 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice  


September 21, 1934 - November 25, 2010

Jack Griffin, 76, of Stanford died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. He was born September 21, 1934 in Stanford to the late Clarence and Elizabeth Martin Griffin. He was a tree trimmer and a member of Hustonville Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife Sandy Griffin of Stanford; 3 daughters Vicki Yocum, Tammy Ray (Mark) and Kim Wilson all of Stanford; a brother Eddie Griffin of Stanford, 5 sisters Gladys Thompson of Danville, Martha Padgett, Maxine Scarbrogh, Barbara Foley and Freida Coleman all of Stanford; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and Doris Griffin.

Graveside service will be 2 P.M. Saturday at Berryhollow Cemetery. Brother David Hicks will be officiating.

Casket bearers will be Mark Ray, David Griffin, David Allen Griffin, Eric Davidson, Eddie Griffin and Barry Dustin Ray.

Arrangements by Spurlin Funeral Home.



Friday, October 20, 2006 - Seymour Daily Tribune - Jackson Co. IN 


April 08 1944 - October 18, 2006  

+ U. S. Air Force - Vietnam  

Jim Griffin, 62, Columbus, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Indianapolis.

Mr. Griffin was the Bartholomew County Veterans Service Officer and owned Jim Griffin an exclusive agent for Allstate. He was a member of 40 et 8 Voyager 1274 where he was the

correspondante, VFW Post 1987, American Legion Post 24 where he had been the Commander, AMVETS, Sons of  American Legion Squadron 24, District Vice Commander for the American

Legion. He was involved with the Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard, volunteer for the Celebration 95 weekend in 1995, a major fund raiser for the Bartholomew County Memorial for

Veterans, a key volunteer for the Welcome Home parade, co-chairman for the annual Honoring Veterans Banquet where he had won the Patriot award. He was involved with the annual

Veterans Day ceremony, served on the planning committee for the annual Veterans Day parade this year and the annual Salute Concert where he donated flags to the attendees with funds from his own pocket, was the spearhead for the establishment of the Dennis Chomel headstoneplacement on the POW-MIA plaza and  assisted with the installation and as a speaker for the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Experience in 2002. He graduated from Freetown High School in 1962.

He served in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Born April 8, 1944 in Lincoln County, Ky., he was a son of Lawrence & Christine McKain

Griffin, both of whom preceded him in death. On May 15, 1987, he married Kathy Ira Griffin, who survives.

Other survivors include step daughters, Jill (Jeff) Drury, Columbus, Brian (LeAnn) Sweeney, and Bradley Sweeney, Brownstown; three grandchildren,  one brother, Jack (Sharon) Griffin, Kurtz; sisters,

Connie (Joel) Updike, Kendallville, Andrea (Hal) Dickson, Muncie and Carolyn (Wayne) Bryant, Medora and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerrie Griffin.

The Rev. Richard Yeaton will conduct a graveside memorial service at noon Monday with military honors by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard. Cremation with Inurnment will be a Freetown Cemetery.


Thursday, December 02, 2010 - Advocate- Messenger  

HAHN, Rita Sue Woolridge  

October 14, 1944 - March 25, 2009  

MORELAND – Rita Sue Hahn, 64, of Cincinnati died March 25, 2009. Born Oct. 14, 1944, she was the daughter of Albert and Oma Woolridge.
Other survivors include her husband, Jerry Hahn; two daughters, Lisa Berrios and Shannon Claxton; and two sons, Jerome and Derrick Hahn.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Moreland Cemetery by  Brother David Fralix


Monday, December 27, 2010 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice 

HENDERSON, Garald V.  

March 14, 1941 - December 26, 2010

Garald V. Henderson, 69, of Stanford died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 at Ft. Logan Hospital in Stanford. He was born March 14, 1941 in Pulaski County to the late Amel and Freda Clark Henderson. Garald was the widower of Catherine Robbins Henderson. He was co-owner and operator of Lincoln County Ready Mix in Stanford; He was also a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son Mike Henderson (Dianne) of Stanford and a daughter Nickie Harris (Brian) of Stanford; two brothers, Travis Henderson and Jimmy Henderson, both of Stanford and a sister Judy Johnson of Kings Mountain; 5 grandchildren, Brook Denham, Brittany and Jason Henderson, Brenna and Colton Harris; a great-grandson, Nathaniel Denham; He was preceded in death by an infant son, Darrell Shane Henderson and two sisters, Karen Terry and Treva Hill;

Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, from 4-8 pm at Fairview Baptist Church, Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at the church with Reverend Johnny Baker officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. 


Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice  

HINES, Gary Wayne  

December 14, 1945 - November 30, 2010

Gary Wayne Hines, 64, of Stanford died Tuesday at UK Hospital in Lexington. He was born December 14, 1945 in Rockcastle County, KY to Laura Jewell Taylor Hines and the Late William Raymond Hines. He was a farmer and a member of Geneva Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Keith Hines and John Hines both of Stanford, two daughters, Melissa Hines and Teresa Hines both of Stanford; His mother, Laura Jewell Hines of Stanford; a brother Billy Hines of Stanford and a sister Brenda Brown of Franklin, Indiana; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; he was preceded in death by two brothers, Darrel and Everett Ray Hines.

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, from 6-9 p.m., funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at Spurlin Funeral Home. Louie Hammonds will be officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.


Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - Jessamine Journal - Nicholasville

KING, Clarence Hardin, Jr.

 May 28, 1922 - Jan. 24, 2009

+ US Army WWII

A memorial service will be held for Clarence "Bud" Hardin King Jr., Tuesday, April 14, at Nicholasville United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. King, 86, husband of Marjorie Davis King, died Saturday, Jan. 24.

Bud was born May 28, 1922 in Crab Orchard to the late Clarence Hardin and Minnie Mae Green King Sr.

He was a retired salesman, member of Nicholasville United Methodist Church and a World War II Army Veteran.

Additional survivors are a daughter and son-in-law Holly and David Piscatelli and two grandchildren, Heather and Gray Piscatelli. The family invites all friends and loved ones to share in this service celebrating Bud's life.


Saturday, June 09, 2001 - Butler Co. Ohio

LAKES, Willie A.

August 09, 1916 - June 08, 2001
FRANKLIN -- Willie A. Lakes, 84, formerly of Franklin, of Belleview, Fla., passed away Friday, June 8, 2001, in Kentucky. He was born on Aug. 9, 1916, in Lincoln County, Ky., the son of John and Ella (Morris) Lakes. He was a Southern Baptist minister at Hillcrest Baptist Church, retiring in 1968. He is survived by his wife, Charity Marie; a son, William Joseph "Bill" Lakes of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Evelyn Louise "Kandi" Griffin of Ocala, Fla.; four brothers, L. J. Lakes of Arizona, Gerald Lakes of Springboro, Theodore Lakes of South Carolina and Dale Lakes of Dayton; four sisters, Etta Mae Dotson and Carolyn Minton, both of Middletown, Betty Lou Caldwell of Miamisburg and Dora Lee Elmore of Dayton; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Carlisle, with the Rev. Roger Williams officiating. Burial will be in Springboro Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Home, Springboro, Ohio.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - Merkle Funeral Service, Monroe, MI

LANGERMAN, Joshua Edward

November 14, 1983 – October 13, 2009

Joshua Edward Langerman was born November 14, 1983 in Monroe, Michigan. Joshua was the oldest of three boys born from the union of John E. Langerman and Deborah Ann (Estes) Langerman. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church with god parents Margie and Chris Langerman. He attended Jefferson Schools and graduated from Jefferson High School with the class of 2002.

Joshua had a passion for life, and a special love for his family and friends. He enjoyed being outside and riding his ten speed bike any and every place he could. Distance was never an obstacle for him. Joshua felt it was his contribution to saving the environment by riding instead of driving; “going green”. He also enjoyed playing video games, and his favorite was “Guitar Hero”, in fact his family says he had become pretty good at it. He had a passion for vehicles and especially for wrenching on them. His head could often be found under the hood. Fishing was a favorite pastime, and allowed him the opportunity to spend time with his father. He also loved animals, and walking his dog “Buddy”, a black lab.

Joshua passed away at 11:04pm, Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at Mercy Memorial Hospital, after being involved in a traffic accident. His passing was preceded by a maternal great grandfather: Henry Estes; paternal great grandparents: J.D. and Mae Coolman; and maternal grandmother: Hollie Estes.

He leaves to cherish his memory his parents: John and Debbie Langerman of Monroe; his two brothers: Christopher Lee Langerman and Michael John Langerman both of Monroe; paternal grandparents: Jan and Roger Langerman of Roscommon, Michigan; maternal grandparents: Shelby and Patty Estes of Newport, Michigan; paternal great grandparents: Jack and Harriett Jennette of Roscommon, Michigan; a maternal great grandmother: Addie Estes of Stanford, Kentucky; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Friends may gather from 3:00pm until 8:00pm, Friday, October 16, 2009 at Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe Street (734) 384-5185. He will lie in state from 12:30pm until a Celebration of His Life at 1:30pm, Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 323 Scott Street. The Rev. Bruce Crabtree Associate Pastor of the church will officiate. Cremation will follow through Southern Michigan Services in Livonia, Michigan.



Tuesday, December 03, 1907 - Interior Journal -Page 1 

LYNN, James E.

1848 - 1907

LYNN, John G.

1848 - 1907  

An immense crowd attended the funeral of Mr. James E. Lynn at this late home on the Somerset Pike Friday afternoon and followed the remains to their last resting place in Buffalo cemetery.

Dr. W. F. Vaughan, now of Somerset, preached a most appropriate funeral sermon and th occasion was a most solemn one. Mr. Lynn was an exceedingly popular man and much sorrow is expressed at his taking away.

As Stated last issue he and his twin brother, Mr. John G. Lynn, died within a few days of one another. They greatly resembled each other and many were unable to tell them apart.

Truly Lincoln County has lost two excellent citizens by their deaths.

Page 3  The Stanford Interior Journal tells of the remarkable coincidence of the deaths of John G. and James E. Lynn, of Lincoln County. They were twins, so much alike that close friends sometimes mistook one for the other.

They were also alike in good citizenship. They both suffered from the same disease and died of it, the one on Monday the other on Wednesday, and they would have been 59 years of age on Friday.

The writer knew them well and was fully aware of their many fine traits. Of them it could almost be said; They were closely united in life and in death, they were not divided...Franklin Journal


Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - Advocate-Messenger 

McCOWAN, Ike Tobe, Jr.   

December 09, 1938 - December 29, 2010  

MORELAND — Ike “Tobe” McCowan Jr., 72, of Junction City died Wednesday.
Born Dec. 9, 1938, he was the son of the late Ike and Mattie Lou Wright McCowan. He was a member of Bowen United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Joe (Pat) McCowan; and a sister, Elizabeth (Hester) Privett. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas, Jess and Ed; and a nephew, Howard.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Mark Tate. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.   


Tuesday,  July 20, 2010 - Dayton Daily News  

McGUFFEY, Arthur "Art"  

April 15, 1925 - July 17, 2010

+ US Navy, WW II  

Arthur "Art" McGuffey, age 85 of Fairborn, OH passed away July 17, 2010. He was born April 15, 1925 in Lincoln County, KY, the son of the late Walter Franklin and Laura (Privett) McGuffey. Art served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He followed as a school teacher for a few years and then was the co-founder of Roush's Restaurant in Fairborn, retiring in 1988. Following retirement he enjoyed traveling to many destinations. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Dignam-Whitmore Post 526 and Am vets Post 444. He was also a member of the Fairborn Area Chamber of Commerce, a Kentucky Colonel and the Wilmington College Sigma Zeta fraternity.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Beatrice, Buelah, and Eva and five brothers, Albert, Claude, Robert, Manford, and Roy. He is survived by his lifetime friend, Walt Roush; a brother, Joe McGuffey and wife Melva of Panama City, FL; two sisters-in-law, Linda and Helen McGuffey as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. A gathering of family and friends will be held on July 21, 2010 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, where a funeral service will be held on July 22, 2010 at 10:00 A.M., Rev. Earl McGuffey officiating. Burial with military honors will be at 2:00 P.M. in the Rose Hill Cemetery, 171 S. Mason-Montgomery Rd., Mason, OH. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Wilmington College, 1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington, OH 45177. Condolences may be made to the family at 


Tuesday, December 08, 2010 - Advocate-Messenger 

McKINNEY, Elizabeth Martin  

October 08, 1930 - December 05, 2010  

STANFORD — Elizabeth M. “Becky” McKinney, 80, of Mount Salem, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at her home.
Born Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1930, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph T. and Lorene Foley Martin. Becky was a retired food service manager with McKinney Elementary School, a former EMT and board member with McKinney and West End Rescue for more than 15 years, and a member of Hustonville Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. McKinney, and her parents, Joseph T. and Lorene Martin.

Survivors include her son, Kelly McKinney of Mount Salem; her daughters, Mary Crawford and her husband Ken of Louisville and Susan Priddy and her husband Bill of Stanford; her sister, Joan Clark of Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren, Shelly Saffron, Melanie Martin, Jason Priddy, Jonathan Priddy and Hunter McKinney; and two great-grandchildren, Victoria and Preston Cameron.
An Appreciation of Life service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 at Fox Funeral Home by Bro. Mike Mullins. Burial will follow in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
 Jason and Jonathan Priddy, Hunter McKinney, Ken Crawford, Johnny Walls, Farley “Dee” Corn Jr. and George Smith will serve as pallbearers. Bill Priddy, Newt Marlowe, Henry Brewster and Curtis Corn have been asked to be honorary pallbearers. 


Monday, February 02, 2009 - Advocate-Messenger 

MIDDLETON, William Ray "Bo"

October 04, 1949 - January 29, 2009

William Ray "Bo" Middleton of Danville died Jan. 29, 2009, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 4, 1949, in Crab Orchard, he was the son of Irene Fields Middleton of Danville and the late Bill Middleton.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Joyce Russell Middleton; a daughter, Monica (Greg) Ballard; and two grandchildren, Taylor Ballard and Carter Ballard, all of Danville. He also is survived by two sisters, Barbara Carmickle and Brenda (Billy) Chester, both of Hustonville.

Bo served in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired from Bellsouth Telephone Co. after 30 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a volunteer with Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Bo was a dedicated, loving husband, father and grandfather, and a friend to everyone.

He never met a stranger and his favorite accomplishment was being grandfather "Baboo" to his grandchildren.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Doug Wesley and Rev. Harold Best. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Stith Funeral Home, Danville, is in charge of arrangements 


Thursday, November25, 2010 - Spurlin Funeral Home  

MORROW, Earl C.  

November 17, 1935 - November 24, 2010

Earl C. Morrow, 75, of Stanford, Ky. died Wed., Nov. 24, 2010. He was born Nov. 17, 1935 in Stanford, Ky. to the late Ben and Sarah Morrow. He was a retired mechanic after 35 years at Arvin Industries in Greenwood, In.. He had a love for camping. He was a member of Stanford Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include a best friend Eva Edwards of Stanford, Ky.; two sons, Ronnie Morrow (Paula) of Mitchell, In. and Danny Morrow (Kim) of Richmond, Ky.; one daughter Brenda Horn (Daniel) of Richmond, Ky.; one brother Ed Morrow (Elizabeth) of Nicholasville, Ky.; and one sister Stella Mae Williams (Arlis) of Stanford, Ky.; 5 Grandchildren, 7 Great-grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, three brothers, two sisters and one grandson.

Visitation will be Sat. 4-8 at Spurlin Funeral Home, services will be 11 A.M. Sun. at Spurlin Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Coulter and Bro. Don Berry officiating. Burial will be in K. P. Hall Cemetery.


Friday, December 10, 2010 - Advocate Messenger

NAYLOR, Charity H. Strunck

June 05, 1940 - December 09, 2010

Charity H. Naylor, 70, of Stanford died Thursday at Golden Living Center in Stanford. She was born June 5, 1940 in Whitley City, KY to the late Joel Henry Strunck and Martha Marrie Marlor Strunck. She was the widow of Toney McCowan Naylor. Charity was a nurses aid and a member of Danville Church of God.

Survivors include four sons, Toney Naylor, Jr. (Diane), Richard Naylor (Flo), , James Naylor all of Stanford and Scotty Naylor (Marla) of Parksville; a daughter Beverly Castle of Junction City.; a sister Alma Sexton of Cincinnati, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; she was preceded in death by two sons, Bruce and Timmy Naylor, and two grandsons, Mason Castle and Adian McCowan.

Visitation will be Sunday 4-8 at Spurlin Funeral Home, Funeral Service 2 P.M. Monday at the funeral home with Reverend Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Casket bearers Allen Naylor, Michael Naylor, Larry Castle, Dale Smith, Jeff Naylor and Chuckie Routen.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - Advocate-Messenger

NEWLON, Douglas Alan

March 13, 1957 - November 10, 2010

MORELAND — Douglas Alan Newlon, 53, of Fort Lauderdale, died Nov. 10, 2010. 
Born March 13, 1957, he was the son of Merle Newlon Jr. and the late Marjorie Statom Newlon. He worked as a flight attendant for American
Airlines and was also a union official.
Other survivors include two brothers, Merle Newlon III and Joseph Shepherd.

A memorial service will be noon Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Arthur Hoff Sr. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home


Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - Advocate-Messenger

OAKES, William Gather

August 15, 1916 - December 05, 2010

Stanford - William Gather Oakes, 94, of Hustonville died Sunday.
Born Aug. 15, 1916, in Greensburg, he was a son of the late James A. and Cora Judd Oakes. He was a logger and retired from Sparta Casket Factory in Lynn, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Mae Oakes, and daughter, Shirley Hilderbrand.

Survivors include his sons, James Oakes of Richmond, Ind., and Hershel Oakes of Hustonville; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at McKinney Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon until time of service Wednesday at Fox Funeral Home.


Thursday, December 09, 2010 - Advocate-Messenger


January 12, 1939 - December 09, 2010

MORELAND — Cecil Lee Pendergraft, 71, of Hustonville died Thursday.
Born Jan. 12, 1939, he was the son of the late William Lee and Lida Qualls Pendergraft. 
Survivors include his wife, Beulah Pendergraft; a son, Paul Pendergraft of Hustonville; a daughter, Carol Blair of Columbia; a grandson, Adam Blair; and a great-grandson, Aden Blair. 

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home, with burial in Hustonville Cemetery.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

PERLMAN, Lt. Col. Robert H.

June 1917 - December 25, 2010

+ US Army Air Corp - US Air Force

Lt. Col. Robert H. Perlman (Ret), a long time resident of Northwest Florida, passed away on December 25, 2010, in Boulder City, Nevada. Born in Stockholm, Sweden in June 1917, Col. Perlman was a 32-year veteran of the

Army-Air Corp and the US Air Force, having served during three wars. He moved to Niceville in 1960 and over the years lived in Navarre, Gulf Breeze and Pensacola. In 2003 he moved to Nevada to live with his son. He survived his wife, Linda, who passed away in 2009. He is survived by his daughter Judith Edwards of Lancaster, KY., his son David Perlman of Henderson, NV, and his sister Betty of Uppsala, Sweden. Col Perlman will be interred with his mother, Maud and his wife, Linda, at the Parlor Grove cemetery in Waynesburg, Kentucky. 


Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home Notice

PETREY, Hettie

July 15, 1925 - November 10, 2010

Burial at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Chestnut Ridge, Waynesburg, KY


Wednesday, December 07, 2010 - Advocate- Messenger

POYNTER, Ruby E. Peace

February 19, 1922 - December 06, 2010

CRAB ORCHARD — Ruby Elizabeth Peace Poynter, 88, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Crab Orchard, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was the widow of Raymond Poynter. 
Born Feb. 19, 1922, in Garrard County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Oakley and Rhoda Mae Poynter Peace. She was a former bookkeeper for the Lincoln County Jail in
Stanford and a member of Watts Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Rose Marie Tankersley of Cincinnati, Ohio; a son, Wesley Ray Poynter of Bedford, Ky.; a brother, Russell Peace of Indiana; and several grandchildren.

Services will be noon Thursday at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery.


Wednesday, February, 04, 2009 - Palladium Item, Richmond, IN


December 30, 1949 - December 28, 1930

Dublin, IN. - Henry C. "Speed" Proffitt, 78, of Dublin, Ind., passed away on Feb. 1, 2009, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

The son of W.H. and Martha E. (Hardigree) Proffitt, he was born Dec. 28, 1930, in Crab Orchard in Lincoln County, Ky. On Dec. 30, 1949, in Liberty, Ind., he married Ruth Anna Bunger who precedes him in death.

Speed moved to Dublin in 1949 and lived and served his community for over 60 years. He owned and operated Speed's Plumbing, Heating and Air and was a licensed electrician. He retired from NATCO in Richmond.

Speed was an honorary member of the Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169, where he called bingo for the past 35 years. He was a member of the Faith United Baptist Church in Hagerstown.

Survivors include four daughters, Vicki A. Sperber of Dublin, Brenda D. Carroll of Holly Springs, Miss., Rhonda L. Proffitt of Dublin and Rischa L. Pruiett of Marshall, Ill.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; two brothers, Coleman Proffitt of Dublin and Ray Proffitt of Louisville, two sisters, Frances Francis of Phoenix, Ariz., and Miranda Oaks of Apex, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by both parents; wife, Ruth Anna Bunger on March 28, 1992; a great-granddaughter, Kam Sullivan; five brothers, Allen, Thomas, George, Abijah and Edward Proffitt.

Services will be Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Rev. Eldon Denney will officiate the service. Burial will follow at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin.


Friday, December 03, 2010 - W. L  Pruitt Funeral Home

ROUSEY, Logan Harrison, Jr.

February 16, 1956 - December 03, 2010

+ U. S. Navy

Logan Harrison Rousey, Jr. “Buster”, 54 of Danville, died Fri., Dec. 3, 2010. Born Feb. 16, 1956 he was the son of Logan Rousey, Sr. and the late Sarah Katherine Short Rousey.

He was a US Navy Veteran. Other survivors are 1 daughter, Katherine Ann Rousey of Lexington.; 2 brothers: Jimmy Rousey of Stanford and Richard Rousey of Moreland and 1 sister, Renee Birch of Moreland. Services will be at 2 PM, Mon. at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home with burial in Hustonville Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bill and Mike Coffman, Chase Birch, Steven Rousey, Roy Hines and Rider Rousey.


Monday, December 13, 2010 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

RUMORE, Gertrude Doyle Henry

March 08, 1925 - December 13, 2010

Gertrude Doyle H. Rumore, 85, of La Place, Louisiana, formerly of Stanford, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at River Parrish Hospital in La Place, LA. She was born March 8, 1925 in Parksville, KY to the late Roscoe and Gertrude Miller Henry. She was the widow of Frank Rumore. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was a past member of Riverside Baptist Church in New Orleans. Mrs. Rumore was a devoted grandmother.

Survivors include two daughters, Pearl Rumore of Covington, Louisiana and Connie Garcia (Jose) of Lancaster, KY; a sister, Jeanette Bailey (James) of Stanford; a granddaughter, Crystal Rumore and a great-grandson, Caden Pretlove.

Visitation and funeral service will be all in Thursday, December 16, 2010, from 10-2 pm with the service beginning at 2. Reverend Gary King will be officiating the service. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Jerry Bailey, Danny Bailey, Jimmy Bailey, Glen Bailey and Ben Steffen.


December 17, 2010 - Morris Hislope Funeral Home Notice

SANDERS, James Henry

August 27, 1924 - December 16, 2020

+ U. S. Navy

James Henry Sanders, 85, of Eubank, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

He was born in Waynesburg, Kentucky on August 27, 1925, son of the late James Hatcher and Mae Crone Sanders. He was a logger for Monroe Pallet Mill and of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He is survived by one son, Jerry Sanders of Eubank and one brother, Robert Sanders of Burnside.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Nevada May Sanders, whom passed away on June 4, 2010, his parents, two brothers, Phillip Sanders and Scott Sanders and one sister, Norma Sanders.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Mullins officiating.

Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.


Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

SHEARER, Charles A.

February 02, 1940 - November 30, 2010

Charles A. Shearer, 70, of Stanford, Ky. died Nov. 30, 2010. He was born Feb. 2, 1940 in Maysville, Ky. to the late Kenneth and Hazel Shearer. He was a self employed mechanic for many years. He worked in produce at Wal-Mart in Stanford. He worked at Whirlpool and Matsushita in Danville, Ky. He was a Lincoln Co. Deputy Sherriff in the 70's and owner of a dairy farm.

Survivors include a son Leigh Shearer; a daughter Lorna Jo Shearer; two sisters Janie Lasure and Dora Shearer all of Stanford; three Grandchildren Juanita, Marae and Bode; and several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded by his wife Leigh Shearer.

Visitation will be Thurs. 6-8 at Spurlin Funeral Home, services will be 1 P.M. Fri. at Spurlin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.


Monday, November 06, 2010 - McKnight Funeral Home Notice

STAMPER, Gladys Margaret Fraley  

February 15, 1933 -  November 06, 2010  

Mrs. Gladys Margaret (Fraley) Stamper, 77, Crab Orchard, passed away Saturday, November 6th, 2010 at the Rockcastle Health & Rehab Center in Brodhead. She was the wife of Elmer P. Stamper whom she married on April 4, 1959. Gladys was born in Elton, Wisconsin on February 15, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Homer Francis & Burnice (Combs) Fraley. She was a retired employee of Westinghouse/Phillips Lighting.


Survivors include her husband, Elmer P. Stamper of Crab Orchard, daughter, Margaret Rosina Stewart of Berea, sons; Homer & wife Marty Tankersley of Broughtontown, Keith & wife Jennifer Stamper of Knoxville, TN, sisters; Joan Fraley of Walkegan, IL., Mary Louise Stout of Berea, Linda & husband, Dan Miller of Lancaster, brothers; Greg Fraley of Zion, IL, Bill & wife Sally Fraley of Zion, IL, Larry Hurt of Savannah, GA, Gustie "Jr" & wife Deloris Hurt of Brodhead.

Also survived by 18 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great, Great Grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Keith Stamper, Homer Tankersley, Jeremy Thompson, Steve Jones, Terry Pettit & Kyle McKnight. In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by a grandson, Kevin Boyn Stewart and a brother. Officiating services; Gary Stamper.

Burial will be at Crab Orchard Cemetery.



Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - Advocate-Messenger 

VANHOOK, Gary W.  

November 30, 1950 - April 03, 2006  

LANCASTER - Services for Gary W. VanHook, 55, of Stanford, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Spurlin Funeral Home. Burial will be private.

He died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 30, 1950, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Wilbert and Mary Green VanHook. He was retired from Sargent and Greenleaf Co. and was a member of Danville Church of God and an advocate of Parents Impacting the Bluegrass.

Survivors include a son, Jason A. VanHook of Stanford; and a granddaughter.

Pallbearers will be Bill Adams, John Terrell, Lee Ann VanHook, Hank Cornett, Frankie Harris and Bobby Cornett.

[Burial at Green & Woods Cemetery, Garrard Co.] 


Thursday, December 02, 2010 - Advocate-Messenger 

WILSON, Nellie Mae Watts  

May 11, 1914 - November 30, 2010  

MORELAND — Nellie Mae Wilson, 96, of Butchertown died Tuesday. Born May 11, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mandy Whiteworth Watts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Wilson, and a daughter, Rebecca Sue Pike. She is survived by a daughter, Almeda (William) Devine; a brother, Charles Watts; two sisters, Rose Southerland and Hazel Maddox; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Brother Stacy Wilson with burial in Hustonville Cemetery


Friday, January 23, 2004 - Advocate-Messenger 

WILSON, Ruth Mae Elder 

March 06, 1939 - January 20, 2004

Ruth Mae Wilson, 64, of Oscar Johnson Road, Junction City, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born March 6, 1939, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Otis and Pearl Maupin Elder. She was a retired employee of AT&T.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Wilson Sr., a daughter, Sheila Hardin of Casey County; two sons, Wade and Bobby Wilson Jr., both of Boyle County; five brothers, Hubert, Clysten, Leslie and Richard Elder, all of Boyle County, and Melvin Elder of Mercer County; a sister, Lena Cross of Boyle County; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Leland Lockhart. Burial will be in Wilson-Fairview Cemetery.


Thursday, December 23, 2010 - Advocate-Messenger  

WITTE, Margaret R. DiFrischia  

April 02, 1937 - December 22, 2010  

MORELAND — Margaret R. “Peggy” Witte, 73, of Hustonville died, Dec. 22. 
Born April 2, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Domenico and Margaret Williams DiFrischia. She was a nurse, retired from James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Bryan Witte.
Survivors include three sons, Jason (Annita), John (Barbara), and Alex Witte; two brothers, Don and Joe DiFrischia; a sister, Dorothy McQuiston; and three grandchildren, Brad, Brett and Madelyn Witte.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Steve Meece. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

[See File # 44 for Bryan Witte]