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Lincoln County, KY Obituaries File #81

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, Charles W.

ALFORD, Marcia L. Doss BADGETT, Dr. J. Chester

BENEDICT, Freddie Lee


CARMAN, Shirley Ann

CARRIER, Lois Mae CASON, Carl L.

CHILDRESS, Jessie G. Lawrence

COFFMAN, Donald Dale COX, Mattie Faye Day

GAGLIARDI, Martha N. Hensley

HACKER, Ola Wells HENDERSON, Ramona J. Hampton

JEFFRIES, James Marshall

JOHNSON, Tammy J. Toadvine KEESEE, Clara Brooks

KENNEDY, Virginia M. Young

KILBY, Alice Fields LANE, Brenda S. Swearingen

LAWSON, Gladys Hogue

LAWSON, Mary E. Traylor LUCAS, Joseph T.

MARTIN, James Otis

McGUFFEY, Elise Mulroy McKINNEY, James B.

MENEFEE, Susan Ann Lynn

MIRICLE, Kathy A. Pemberton PARRISH, Ada Lafon Edministon

PHILLIPS, Rhonda K. Dever

POTTER, Gavin A. Lucas QUINTON, Hazel  Houts

RALEY, Joan Coffman

RECTOR, Vina F. Hardwick ROWLAND, Kenneth S.

RUHE, Lucella Carrier

SCHULER, Emma Stempfly SIMPSON, Donald D., Sr. 

SIMS, Judy M. McAninch

SIZEMORE, Johnetta Phillips STEVENS, R. P.

SUMLER, Lesia A. Turpin

WILLIAMS, Forrest WRENN, Floyd Harlan
ZWAHLEN, Lillian Oliver Greer    




Friday May 06, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

ADAMS, Charles W.

April 09, 1938 - May 05, 2011

CRAB ORCHARD — Charles W. Adams, 73, of Crab Orchard, Ky., passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011, at his home. He was the husband of Kathleen Braley Adams, whom he
married Dec. 1, 1962.
Born April 9, 1938, in Lincoln County, Ky., he was a son of the late Dollie (McClure) and Roscoe Adams. He was a member of New Hope First Church of God and a retired
employee of National Casket Co.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Adams; a son, Wendell W. (Vanessa) Adams; a daughter, Debbie (Gary) Shackleford; three grandchildren, Charles Christopher Adams and Amy
Renee and Brooke Leann Shackleford; and four brothers, Everett (Evelyn) Adams, Carlos Adams, Tom (Emily) Adams and Homer (Veretta) Adams.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Ivan Adams; an infant brother, James E. Adams; and  two stillborn brothers.
The funeral  will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donald Lear. Burial will be in Simpson Cemetery.
 Pallbearers will be Wendell Brown, Tommy, Kenny and Roger Adams, Robbie Dale Mitchell and Joshua Hayes.
Honorary pallbearers will be John and Keith Adams, Herschel and Brad Edward Braley, Lee Burton, Dallas Wilson, Lester Bryant and Lowell and Hulen Brummett.


Thursday, May 12, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

ALFORD, Marcia L. Doss

September 10, 1940 - May 11, 2011

Marcia Lynn Alford, 70, of Stanford died at her home on Wednesday. She was born September 10, 1940 in Stanford to Virginia Zwahlen Doss and the late Matthew Doss. She was
the widow of Jack Alford. She was a deputy jailer at the Lincoln County jail for 10 years and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Pam Shearer (Eugene) and Paula Caldwell (Edd) both of Stanford; her mother, Virginia Doss of Ottenheim; two brothers, Jim Doss of Ottenheim and
Larry "Pup" Doss of Hustonville; 2 grandchildren, Hilary McElfriesh and Julie Caldwell; three great-grandchildren, Zackary McElfresh, Cheyenne Caldwell and Cash "Buster" Bramble;
she was preceded in death by a sister, Alma Jean Beatty.

Visitation will be Friday from 5-9 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, funeral service will be 11 am Saturday at the funeral home with Reverend Rob Cox officiating. Burial
will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Eugene Shearer, Edd Caldwell, Will Bramble, Heath Alford, Randall Alford, Kim Alford, Kevin Alford and Derrick McElfresh. Honorary Bearers will be
Vera Gooch and her Great-grandchildren, Zackary McElfresh, Cheyenne Caldwell and Cash "Buster" Bramble.


Thursday, May 12, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

BADGETT, Dr. J. Chester

CAMPBELLSVILLE — Dr. J. Chester Badgett, 96, died Tuesday in Louisville.
He was a member of Campbellsville University’s Board of Trustees for 42 years, an author and served as pastor of Campbellsville Baptist Church for 30 years. He was born in Casey
County and graduated in 1931 from Stanford High School.

Survivors include three children, Tony Badgett and Ruth Ann Badgett Shaw, both of Frankfort, and Dr. Thomas Badgett of Louisville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Sue Ella Gehlhausen of Stanford.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at Campbellsville Baptist Church.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the church.

Monday, June 20, 2011 - W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

BENEDICT, Freddy Lee

February 05, 1956 - June 18, 2011

Moreland – Freddy Lee Benedict, Sr., 55, of Maxey Valley passed away Sat. June 18, 2011 at home. Born Feb. 5, 1956 in Moreland, he was the son of the late George and Beatrice
Crowe Benedict. He was a mechanic and of the Pentecostal Faith. He served in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam Veteran. Survivors include his wife of 35 years: Dolly
Reardon Benedict; 2 sons: Freddy Lee (Gladys) Benedict, Jr. of Maxey Valley and Chris (Angela) Benedict of Crab Orchard; 1 brother: David Benedict of Danville and 1 sister Phylisha
Stucky of Dodge City, Kansas; 3 grandchildren: Bobby, Tyler and Miranda and his special friend, Mary Manning. Services will be at 1:00 PM Wed. at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Rev.
Randal Adams. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lemuel Reardon, George Ross, Tim Reynolds, Tyler Padgett, and Johnny and Gene Crowe.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - McKnight Funeral Home Notice

BLANTON, Ernest E.

October 29, 1921 - June 27, 2011

+ US Air Force Veteran - WW II

Ernest E. "Pete" Blanton, 89 of Crab Orchard passed away on Monday, June 27, 2011 at his home. He was the husband of the late Lillie Jane Petrey Blanton who preceded him in
death on June 18, 1996. Ernest was born in The Copper Creek community of Rockcastle County on October 29, 1921. He was the son of the late Albert Blanton and Florence Greer
Blanton Pollard. Mr. Blanton was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during World War II. He was member of the former VFW Post 7101 of Broughtontown and the
DAV chapter 129 of Stanford. He was also a member of the Ephesus Baptist Church.

Survivors Include, His Loving Daughters: Brenda Tolley of Hamilton, Ohio & Connie Rhodus of Crab Orchard, 10 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren, 7 Great -Great Grandchildren
and one sister, Irene Brown of Stanford.

In addition to his wife and parents, Ernest was preceded in death by a Daughter, Shirley Blanton Frye; Brother, J.C. Blanton and a Sister, Arlie Selke.

Pallbearers: Jerry & Leroy Petrey, Bobby Ison, James Junior Davidson, Jason Rhodus & Chris Rogers.

Honorary Pallbearers: Jerry Ledford, Adam Petrey, Earl & Loretta Gibson, Rodney Blanton & Robert Frye.

Place of Burial: Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors by the Caswell Saufley American Legion Post # 18 of Stanford. Officiating: Bro. Chester Cornett.


Friday, May 12, 1905 - Interior Journal


1890 - 1905

Goshen Cemetery

Goshen - Jessie Breedlove, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Breedlove, who had been confined to his bed for over two months, breathed his last on Sunday Morning. Although his death had been
expected for some time, it came as a shock to his relatives and friends. Constant medical attention and careful nursing were of no avail. He never wanted for anything that loving hands could
do for him. All who knew him, loved him. He was a favorite with all  his teachers and playmates. He was laid to rest in Goshen cemetery Monday in the presence of a large number of friends
and sorrowing relatives. His teacher with all her pupils attended the interment and when the snow white casket, which held all that was mortal of dear Jessie, was hidden from view, there was
scarcely a dry eye. Being only 15 years old, life seemed full of promise and we can't see why he was taken. But God knoweth why. We wish to say to the broken-hearted father and mother
that it won't be long until you will meet your dear son in the better land where parting is no more.


Thursday, November 03, 1977 - Casey County News

CARMAN, Shirley Ann

March 21, 1931 - October 25, 1977

Shirley Ann Carman, 46, Kings Mountain Route One, died October 25 at the Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford following a long illness.

She was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, March 21, 1931, a daughter of Manford Carman and the former Lina Campbell, both of whom survive. She was never married.

Additional survivors include three sisters, Pauline Snow and Wilma McQueen, both of Kings Mountain Route One, and Hazel Gambrel of Amelia, Ohio.

Funeral services were conducted October 28 in the chapel of Barnett Funeral Home in Waynesburg with Rev. Harry Flack officiating.

Burial was in K. P. Hall Cemetery.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger


August 12, 1928 - June 11, 2011

STANFORD—Lois Mae Carrier, 82, of Greenriver Road, Hustonville, died Saturday, June 11. She was born August 12, 1928, in Lincoln County.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sandra Ann.

Survivors include her husband, Victor; a daughter, Vickie Michelle (Mark) Taylor; a brother, Wayne (Vonnie) Denham; a sister, Kathryn Newman; and two grandchildren,
Nicholas and Brittany Taylor.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2011, at Fox Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.


Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - Barnett- Demrow Funeral Home Notice

CASON, Carl L.

March 21, 1932 - May 31, 2011

Carl L. Cason, 79, of Eubank, passed away on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 at Danville Centre for Health and Rehab. Born on Monday, March 21st, 1932 in Lincoln County to the late James F. &
Nola Hasty Cason, Carl was a member of Pilot Baptist Church. Carl was a musician and jack of all trades working at Super Products/Sara Lee and Kroger.

Carl leaves behind his wife Wilma Martin Cason of Eubank; four sons Michael A. Cason of Eubank, Carl David Cason and his wife Cindy of Cincinnati, Ohio, Phillip E. Cason and Clinton L.
Cason both of Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters Linda L. Lunsford of Eubank, Deborah G. Shrewsbury and her husband Kevin of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother Roy Reynolds Jr. of Lancaster;
a sister Betty Lou Gooch of Danville; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, a brother James Cason; and a sister Judy Houp.
Funeral services for Carl will be at 11 AM, Thursday June 2nd, 2011 at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home, Waynesburg with Bro. John A. Zupancic officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Cemetery.


Thursday, May 05, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

CHILDRESS, Jessie G. Lawrence

November 05, 1923 - April 26, 2011

Jessie Gladys Lawrence Childress, 87, died April 26 at Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Fort Thomas.

Dear wife of the late Walter F. Childress, she was the loving mother to Moonyeon Colville, Walter F. Childress II and Walthena Modrall; cherished sister of Thelma Bryant and Dorothy Robbins;
devoted grandmother to five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; and fond aunt to three nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services were held April 29 in Fort Thomas with burial following in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford. [Birth index lists mother as, Audie Robinson]


            Monday, May 02, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

COFFMAN, Donald Dale

June 10, 1924 - May 01, 2011

+ WW II Veteran

MORELAND — Donald Dale Coffman, 86, of Little South, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, at home.

Born June 10, 1924, in Middleburg, he was the son of the late Billy Dale and Effie Marie Luster Coffman. He was a farmer and a carpenter. He was a member of Rocky Ford Baptist
Church, a 1943 graduate of Bradfordsville High School and a World War II veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Billie Evelyn Readnour Coffman; two sons, Philip Coffman of Little South and Stephen Donald (Joyce) Coffman of Lexington; a daughter, Reba Gail (Jim) Dix of
Campbellsville; a sister, Vera Fern (Billy) Cox of Bradfordsville; four grandchildren, Melissa, Marty, Amanda and Scott; and six great-grandchildren, Hunter, Andrew, Haylee, Chase, Harper and Katherine.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Dorrell Coffman.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Rocky Ford Baptist Church by Bros. Matt Johnson and Paul Readnour. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Marty and Scott Coffman, Justin and Tyler Cox, James O. and Joe Beeler, Edward Reed and Elmer Paul Richards. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and Jim Reed.

 W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Sunday, June 26, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

COX, Mattie F. Day

March 22, 1932 - June 25, 2011

Mattie F. Cox, 79, of Stanford died Saturday at U.K.M.C. in Lexington. She was born March 22, 1932 in Letcher County, Kentucky to the late Joe and Phoebe Caudill Day. She retired
from American Greetings in Danville after 26 years of service. She was a member of the Friendship Old Regular Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Singleton (Bobby) of Eubank, KY, Astor M. Cox (Laurel) of Chelsea, OK and David Cox (Donna) of Lancaster, KY; a brother, Astor Day of
El Paso, TX; grandchildren, Angela and Amanda, as well as several Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; she was preceded in
death by 3 brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Spurlin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.


November 08, 1992 - Orlando Sentinel

GAGLIARDI, Martha N. Hensley

MARTHA N. HENSLEY GAGLIARDI, 74, Doctor Love Road, Orlando, died Saturday, Nov. 7. Mrs. Gagliardi was a homemaker. Born in Crab Orchard, Ky., she moved to
Central Florida in 1946. She was Pentecostal. Survivors: husband, Joseph F.; daughters, Yvonne Ussery, Janith R. Seigler, both of Orlando; sisters, Mary McDonald, Verna Donaldson,
both of Corbin, Ky.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Orlando.


Saturday, June 11, 2011 – Advocate-Messenger

HACKER, Ola Wells

November 07, 1921 - June 06, 2011

WAYNESBURG — Ola Wells Hacker, 89, died June 6, 2011, in Belleview, Fla.

Born Nov. 7, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Ada Wells in Kings Creek, Ky. She was raised, met her husband and had her children while living in Parlor Grove
until 1950. She and her husband, Cecil, retired to Ocala, Fla., from New Boston, Mich., in 1988. 

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Samuel) Smith of Allen Park, Mich.; her son, Glenn (Janet) Hacker of West Branch, Mich.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
two great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Estelle Douglas and Margaret Atwood; her brother, Willis (Jean) Wells; and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her
, her husband, Cecil, and her brother, John Wells. She was a long time member of Grace Baptist Church of Belleview, Fla.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Jones officiating. Burial will be in Parlor Grove Cemetery, Waynesburg, KY


Friday, June 10, 2011 – Advocate-Messenger

Henderson, Ramona J. Hampton

November 30, 1941 - May 23, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Ramona J. Hampton Henderson, 69, of Indianapolis, Ind., passed away May 23, 2011.
Ramona was born Nov. 30, 1941, in Lincoln County, Ky. She was the daughter of the late James
William and Mary Josephine Stringer Hampton. She graduated from Mount
Joseph High
School. Ramona worked at Gerdt Furniture. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include a son, Tim Henderson; daughters Monica (Roger) Learey and Tamara (Michael) Cox; grandchildren Connor and James Learey, Mitchell and A.J. Cox, and Dillion
Michael Miller-Henderson; and nephews Jeff and Lynder Henderson.
 She was preceded in death by her
parents, James and Josephine Stringer Hampton; a brother, "Bill" Hampton; and a son, Todd Henderson.
A memorial service will be 3-5 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011,at the New Life Christian Fellowship Church, 1574 West Street Road 234, Fortville, IN 46040.

Arrangements entrusted to Bell Mortuary & Crematory, Royster-Askin - Sandrock Chapel.


Monday, May 16, 2011 - W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

JEFFRIES, James Marshall

April 25, 1946 - May 15, 2011

Moreland - James M. Jeffries, 65, of Liberty, formerly of Hustonville, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Casey County Hospital. Born April 25, 1946 in Hustonville, he
was the son of the late Johnny and Helen B. Jones Jeffries. He was a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Robert Jeffries, and 1 sister, Wanda Turpin. He is survived by 3 daughters: Michelle (Mike) Hale, Kimberly (Ronald) Jones and Paula Conway
all of Hustonville; 2 sons: Tommy (Oneida) Peck of Stanford and Bryon Peck of Hustonville; 2 sisters: Nancy Brooks of Hustonville and Shirley Jenkins and 9 grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 PM, Wed. at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Brent Huggins. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy and Bryon Peck, Zandall and
Leon Buck, Josh and Randall Lane, John King and Ronald Jones. Honorary Pallbearers will be Sam Martin, Bronson Richards, Junior and Thomas Brooks and Daniel Jones.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011 – Advocate Messenger

JOHNSON, Tammy J. Toadvine

February 05, 1963 - June 11, 2011 

MORELAND — Tammy Jane Toadvine Johnson, 48, died Saturday, June 11, 2011. Born Feb. 5, 1963, she was the daughter of the late
Shirley Coulter and Thomas E. Toadvine.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Johnson.

Survivors include her son, Jesse (Stacy) Gregory of Stanford; two brothers; Dennis Toadvine of Gravel Switch and Mark Toadvine of Moreland; and a granddaughter, Kaylee Gregory.  

No services are planned at this time. W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Monday, March 07, 2011 - Central Kentucky News

KEESEE, Clara Brooks

September 28, 1914 - March 06, 2011

STANFORD — Clara Brooks Keesee, 96, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Sunday at Mercy Western Hills Hospital in Cincinnati.

Born Sept. 28, 1914, in Johnson City, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late William R. and Theodocia Crouse Brooks. She was married to the late Andrew W. Keesee for 56 years. S
he was a farmer, homemaker and a member of Old Regular Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Himes (Michael) of Cincinnati, Ohio; and two step-grandchildren, Sarah Jane Himes and Robert Anthony Himes.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel. Marcus Huff will officiate. Burial will be in Clear Fork Cemetery.


Saturday, May 14, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

KENNEDY, Virginia M. Young

September 24, 1925 - May 12, 2011

Virginia Margaret Young Kennedy, 85, of Danville, died Thursday, May 12, 2011.

Born Sept. 24, 1925, in Stanford, she was the daughter of Hugh Reed and Susan Geneva Mae Collins Young. She was a housewife and the widow of William Lawrence Kennedy.

Virginia is survived by a daughter, Geneva (Lannis) Goodlett of Harrodsburg; two sons, Sherman Wesley Collins of Danville and Jack Mason (Beverly) Collins of Elizabethtown;
six grandsons, Curtis, Jim, Arthur and Jack Collins, and Timothy and James Goodlett; and 13 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home. Rev. Robert
Shockley will officiate. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.


Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home Notice

KILBY, Alice Fields

December 12, 1929 - April 30, 2011

Alice Fields Kilby, 81, of Waynesburg passed away early Saturday morning, April 30th, 2011 at her home. Born on Thursday, December 12, 1929 in Letcher County, Kentucky to the late
Dewey & Cisiah Fields. Alice worked at Genesco Shoe Factory, Palm Beach and American Greetings and was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Alice leaves behind her sons Harold Raymond Kilby and his wife Paulette of Danville, Frank Ryan Kilby and his wife Linda of Waynesburg; a daughter Barbara Frances Pierce and her husband David of
Liberty; brothers William J. Fields and his wife Virginia of Arkansas, Charles Fields and his wife Patricia of Waynesburg; sisters Robexie Cross of Waynesburg and Louanza Whitaker and her husband Harvey of Louisville; sister-in-law Peggy Fields of Arkansas; grandchildren Raymond and Jason Kilby, Renee Kilby Combs, Frank Kilby Jr., Dewey and Jason Lee Kilby, Michael Woodall, Dr. James Turpin, and Alice Walls; 16 Great-Grandchildren.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, brothers George Dewey, Lowell Bob, Delano Fields; sisters Letha, Lily, Virginia Marie, and Jeannette.
Funeral services will be at 11AM, Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home with Bro. Jason S. Kilby officiating. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 9pm, Monday, May 2nd, 2011 at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home, Waynesburg.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Kilby, Jason S. Kilby, Jason L. Kilby, Frank Kilby, Jr., James Turpin and Michael Woodall.


Thursday, August 15, 1968 - Casey County News

LANE, Brenda Sue Swearingen

Mrs. Brenda Sue Lane, 22, Moreland Route 1, died Aug. 8th in the Cumberland Medical Center, Crossville, Tenn. of injuries sustained in an automobile
accident on the 7th.

She was born July 5, 1946 in Casey County at Butchertown. She was a graduate of Casey High in 1964.

Surviving are her husband Lowell Arnold Lane; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Swearingen, Rt. 1, Moreland; son Timmy Lane, 3; sisters Mrs. Horace Durham, Cincinnati;
Mrs. Hershel Maddox, Rt. 1. Moreland; and brother Chester Edward Swearingen, Rt. 1, Moreland.

The funeral services were held August 10 at Pruitt Funeral Home, Moreland. Interment was in Hustonville Cemetery.  


Friday, May 06, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

LAWSON, Gladys Hogue

May 27, 1920 - May 05, 2011

Gladys Hogue Lawson, 81, of Casey County, died Thursday, May 5, 2011. 
Born May 27, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Laura Benedict Hogue. She was preceded in death by a husband, Clarence McMullin, and son, Kenny McMullin.
 Survivors include her husband, Marcus Lawson; a son, Todd (Daphnie) Woodrum; a brother, Henry Hogue; five sisters, Joann Hafley, Jackie Conner, Betty Hogue, Linda Horton and Bonnie Hogue;
five grandchildren, Jessica, Katelynn and Michalynn Woodrum and Kevin (Tanya) McMullin and Jennifer Reese; two great-grandchildren, Haley and Jordan McMullin; five stepchildren, Gary, Linda,
Wanda, Phillip and Shelia; and extended family, Ann Lane and Josh Emerson. 

 Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Kennith Smith. Burial will  be in Hustonville Cemetery. 


Saturday, May 21, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

LAWSON, Mary E. Traylor

November 26, 1921 - May 21, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Lawson, 89, of Stanford died Saturday. She was born November 26, 1921 in Covington, Kentucky to the late Archie P. and Gertrude Anderson Traylor. She had worked at A&P
grocery stores in Stanford for 7 years and Lancaster for 7 years. She was a member of New Beginnings United Methodist Church, formerly Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Stanford.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Lucien Lawson of Stanford; a daughter, Nancy Lawson Combs (Wayne Scott Combs) of Danville; a sister, Alice Richardson of Stanford; 3 grandchildren,
Christopher Wayne Combs, Alexandria Rae Combs and Lucinda Elizabeth Combs; she is preceded in death by a brother Walter Traylor.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from 5-9 at Spurlin Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 11 am Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Spurlin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.


       Monday, June 06, 2011 – Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

LUCAS, Joseph T.

November 25, 1929 - June 06 2011

STANFORD — Joseph T. Lucas, 81, of Brodhead, formerly of Stanford, died Monday, June 6, at  Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mount Vernon, Ky.  

Born Nov. 25, 1929, in Butler, Pa., he was a son of the late Ann Marie Lucas. He was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy Hazle Rowe Lucas; a son, Michael Lucas (Nicki) of Perryville; a daughter, Beverly Thompson of Oklahoma City,, Okla.; Special guardians, James and
Ella Wilder; three grandchildren, Haley, Melanie and Levi Lucas.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Spurlin Funeral Home. Pastor Louie Hammonds will officiate. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Mark, Randy and Floyd Rowe, Eugene Carrier, James Wilder and Ronald Rogers.


Monday, June 22, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

MARTIN, James Otis

September 13, 1930 - June 20, 2011

CRAB ORCHARD — James Otis "Bud" Martin, 80, of Stanford, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011, at the home of his daughter, Irene. He was the husband of the late Marie Harris
Martin, who preceded him in death on March 16, 2000.
Born Sept.13, 1930, he was a son of the late Frank and Delphia Woods Martin. He was a member of Watts Chapel Baptist Church, a retired farmer and worked more than 20 years for Bluegrass Stockyards.

Survivors include four loving children, Bobby (Sue) Martin of Stanford, Dallas (Lisa) Martin of Stanford, Irene (Gary) Elliott of Crab Orchard and Patty Ray (Thomas Riley) of Crab Orchard;
13 grandchildren, Jimmy, Robert Lee, Ricky, Galen, Wayne, Dickie, Jessica, Melissa, Michelle, Dallas Jr., Brock, Bethane and Bryenna; 25 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter;
four brothers, J.C., Paul, Charles and Elmer Martin; and five sisters, Virginia Durham, Ima Jean Goggins, Eva Bradley, Glenna Fabin and Linda Curlis.
In addition to his parents and wife, Bud was preceded in death by a son, Donnie James Martin, and an infant daughter, Mary Magalene Martin.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Bro. Dan Gutenson and Bro. Johnny Adamson. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.


Monday, June 06, 2011 – Advocate-Messenger

McGUFFEY, Elise Mulroy

February 11, 1925 - June 05, 2011

STANFORD — Elise McGuffey, 86, of Stanford, died Sunday.

Born Feb. 11, 1925, in Houston, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Ruth Schuler Mulroy. She was co-owner of Highland General Store.

Survivors include her son, Alben Kelly McGuffey of Stanford; daughters, Susan Reed Langford of Danville and Jacqueline Jacobs of Stanford; a sister, Patricia Owen of Maryland; five
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, and daughter, Mary McGuffey.

Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Highland United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Tuesday, May 09, 1905 - Interior Journal

McKINNEY, James B.

b. 1845- d. 1905

Hustonville Cemetery

McKinney - Three deaths in seven weeks is the distressing record in the family of Mr. James B. McKinney, of McKinney. First a daughter and sister was called hence, the wife and mother
and Saturday morning the husband and father answered to the final summons. Mr. McKinney's condition had been critical for months and the shock he received when Miss Lucy McKinney
died and again when his helpmeet of many years was taken from him, but shortened his earthly existence. Deceased was 59 years old, a consistent member of the Presbyterian church and a kind,
indulgent husband and father. He was a good neighbor and citizen and his death is a blow not only to his kin but to the people of his community, who lose in him an upright, just man and friend.
The loss, however, falls on the daughter, who is now the surviving member of a family which only a few months ago knew little or nothing of trouble. May a just God help her to bear the burden
of the calamities that now fall so rapidly and heavily upon her. In the presence of a large crowd of friends all that was mortal of Mr. McKinney was taken to the Hustonville cemetery Sunday
afternoon and there laid to rest by the side of the wife and daughter so recently buried. Dr. E. M. Green, a close friend of the deceased, made an appropriate talk at the grave. The burial was
an exceedingly sad one and there was scarcely a dry eye at its conclusion. In his remarks, Dr. Green mentioned the fact that flowers on one grave had barely withered and on the other were not dead,
while yet a third grave was hidden from view by beautiful flowers just gathered. His reference to Mr. McKinney, who was a great friend and admirer of Dr. Green, was exceedingly kind and pathetic,
while that to the surviving member of the family upon which death's hand has fallen so heavily was touching and beautiful.


Friday, May 19, 1905 - Interior Journal

MENEFEE, Susan Ann Lynn

June 10, 1824 - May 16, 1905

Menefee. - Mrs. Susan Ann Menefee, the aged mother of Mr. John N. Menefee and Mrs. T. D. Newland, of this place, died suddenly of hemorrhage at the home of Mr. Menefee late Wednesday
afternoon. She was one of the oldest women in the county and had she lived until the 10 of next month, she would have celebrated her 81st birthday. Mrs. Menefee was a Miss Lynn and the
relict of Mr. Winfrey Menefee, who died in 1870. She was a most estimable woman and the many kind deeds done during her long sojourn on earth endeared her to all who knew her. Truly can
it be said of her that those who knew her best loved her most. For years Mrs. Menefee was a consistent member of the Baptist church and was a regular attendant at the services of the church as
long as her health would permit. Besides her son and daughter mentioned above she is survived by Mr. M. F. Herring, of the West End, Mrs. C. B. Sampson, of Mercer, and Mr. J. L. Menefee of
Kansas. In the absence of Rev. O. M. Huey, Rev. L. M Omer conducted funeral services at the home Wednesday afternoon and the burial followed in Buffalo cemetery. Rev. R. R. Noel
assisted in the services. Thus another of Stanford's oldest citizens passeth from life unto death, leaving many relatives and friends to mourn the loss of her.


Monday, May 09, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

MIRACLE, Kathy A. Pemberton

August 24, 1958 - May 07, 2011

MORELAND — Kathy Ann Pemberton Miracle, 52, of Lincoln County died May 7, 2011.

Born Aug. 24, 1958, she was the daughter of Pauline Crawley Pemberton of Stanford and the late Alford Pemberton. She was a retired correction officer at Northpoint Training Center.

Survivors include two daughters, Nicole Joseph of Harrodsburg and Natasha Walls of Tennessee; a brother, Bradley Pemberton of Hustonville; three grandchildren, Paige Joseph,
Chaz Walls and Allison Martin; and her former husband, Stoney Roy.

Services will be 2  p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Terry Morrison. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.


Thursday, June 16, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

PARRISH, Ada Lafon Edmiston

June 16, 1928 - June 04, 2011

ROCKLEDGE — Ada Lafon Edmiston Parrish, 82, born in Crab Orchard, passed away in Rockledge, Fla., on June 4.

She was the oldest daughter of the late Carroll Evan and Sarah Pettus Edmiston. She grew up in Danville and graduated from Centre College in 1950. She moved to Florida to work as a
high school English teacher in Brevard County.

 She is survived by Henry “Hugh” Parrish Jr., her husband of 59 years; their four children; and six grandchildren. She is also survived by her five sisters, Sarah Carroll (Robert) Fox of Louisville,
Mary (Richard) Grekila of Roanoke, Va., Wilma (Ernest) Bastian of Herndon, Va., Laura (David) Bischoff of Taylorsville and Jan Edmiston of Louisville.

Danville relatives include her aunt Rose Edmiston and her cousins Sallie (Herbert) Donaldson and Roy Edmiston.

She was an active member of Rockledge Presbyterian Church and a devoted student of local history. Her other affiliations included the Florida Historical Society, the Phillip Perry Chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution, the Brevard Heritage Council and the North Brevard Historical Society.

In 2008, the Brevard County Historical Commission, of which she was a founding member, honored her with a proclamation citing her “significant contribution to preserving local and state history,”
naming her historical commissioner emeritus. She co-authored four books which detailed the early days of Cocoa and Brevard County.

She was a lifelong collector of postcards, many of which she has donated to the Brevard County historical library. Florida themed postcards served as the subject of one of her books.  Her
life was celebrated in a service held at Presbyterian Church on June 11.

Arrangements by Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home


Sunday, May 22, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

PHILLIPS, Rhonda Kay Dever

September 07, 1956 - May 20, 2011

Rhonda Kay Phillips, 54, of Stanford died Friday at UKMC in Lexington. She was born September 7, 1956 in Stanford to Opal Lee Anderson Dever and the late William T. Dever. She
was a self employed painter and a member of Grace Fellowship Church. She had a great love of animals.

Survivors include her spouse of 22 years, Kenneth "Blue" McClure of Stanford; a daughter, Desma Phillips of Lancaster; her mother, Opal Dever of Stanford; 8 grandchildren, Miranda, Brianna,
Colton, Austin, Jessica, Autumn, Justice and Keegan; she was preceded in death by a sister, Yvonne Dever.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June, 11 at Grace Fellowship Church with Reverend Vola Brown officiating.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

POTTER, Gavin Andrew Lucas

October 21, 2010 - April 25, 2011

Gavin Andrew Lucas Potter, 6 months, died Monday. He was born October 21, 2010 at Ft. Logan Hospital in Stanford, Kentucky.

He is survived by his parents, John and Sammi Raider Potter of Stanford; his big brother, Johnathan Potter; Maternal grandmother, Deon Harmon (Ricky) of Stanford, Paternal grandmother,

Melissa Doss (Bobby Rudder) of Stanford; Maternal Great Grand Father, Donald Raider of Lexington, KY and Paternal Great Grandparents Bill and Linda Garrett of Texas; he is

preceded in death by his Maternal Great Grandmother, Bonnie Foley Scharbrough (Sam).

Visitation will be Thursday from 5-9 pm at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Brother Jay Adkins officiating. Burial at Dix River Church of Christ Cemetery.


Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

QUINTON, Hazel Houts

March 27, 1942 - May 03, 2011

CRAB ORCHARD — Hazel Houts Quinton, 69, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at her residence.
Born March 27, 1942, in Lebanon, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Daniel C. and Alta Mosley Houts. She was the widow of Wayman Quinton.

She was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church and a retired administrative assistant for Christian Appalachian Project.
Survivors include her children, Jill (Terry) Smith of Franklin, Ky., Sharri (Mike) Condon of Danville, Ind., Scott (Shawn) Mink of Indianapolis, Ind., and Sally Quinton of Crab Orchard;

stepchildren, Mike (Kim) Quinton of Crab Orchard, Lisa (Johnny) Baker and Mark (Ellen) Quinton, both of Stanford; sisters, Laurel Playforth of Lancaster and Margie (Jimmy) Wardlow of

Crab Orchard; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at McKnight Funeral Home by Bro. Gordon Chaney. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.


Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

RALEY, Joan Coffman

February 15, 1939 - May 01, 2011 

INDIANAPOLIS — Joan Raley, 72, of Indianapolis, died Sunday.
Born Feb. 15, 1939, in Stanford, she was a daughter of the late John and Irene Coffman.
Survivors include her husband, Kennith Raley; children, Diane White, Wayne, Don and Ron Raley and Kathy Wynn; siblings, Louise Belcher, Gladys Raley, Johnny

Coffman and Birdie Mae Case; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Billy Joe Raley.

The funeral will be noon Friday at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, Ind.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.



Wednesday, June 08, 2011 – Advocate- Messenger

RECTOR, Vina F. Hardwick

May 20, 1947 - June 05, 2011

SCIENCE HILL — Vina Faye Hardwick Rector, 64, of Waynesburg, Ky, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
Born May 20, 1947, in Pulaski County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late William Ed and Bonnie Jasper Hardwick. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Point Baptist Church.
She was a devoted wife, mother and mamaw.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Thomas Rector Jr.; two children, Marilyn Rector and Thomas Ed Rector, and two grandchildren, Tyler Rector and William Christy IV, all of Waynesburg.
She was the youngest of nine siblings also surviving, a brother, Ollis Hardwick of Waynesburg; and five sisters, Verna Reynolds of Waynesburg, Sylvia Rice of Stanford, Lena  (Harry) Rice, Millie  (Robert)
Liles and Ada Maggard, all of
 She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Denny Hardwick, and a sister, Marie Brown.
 A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Pleasant Point Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Meece and Bro. Bill Rhodus officiating. Burial will be in
Double Springs Cemetery
 Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Pleasant Point Baptist Church.
 Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




Thursday, April 19, 1973 - Casey County News


ROWLAND, Kenneth S.


August 31, 1927 - April 14, 1973

Kenneth Rowland, 45, died after three days at the McDowell Hospital, on April 14.

He was born on August 31, 1927, Lincoln Co.,  the son of Edward and Lilly Yocum Rowland. He was married to Gladys Greer on August 3, 1948. She survives.

He was the father of Mrs. Wanda Patterson, Mrs. Brenda Coffman, and Mrs. Phyliss Patterson, Hustonville; and Edward C. Rowland, at home. He was a brother to J. B. Rowland, Louisville;
Alford, Indiana; Tusko, Hustonville; Mrs. Lillian Green, Stanford; and Mrs. Emma Ruth Dishon, Waynesville.

Services were held at the Grove Ridge Church on Tuesday of this week with the Rev. Russell Gifford officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery. Miller Funeral Home was in charge.



Monday, May 16, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger


RUHE, Lucella Carrier


October 12, 1928 - May 14, 2011


STANFORD — Lucella Carrier Ruhe, 82, died May 14, 2011, in Stanford.
Born Oct. 12, 1928, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Clint and Daisey Leach Carrier.

Survivors include sons Daniel Joseph (Sue) Ruhe, Joseph William (Debbie) Ruhe and Michael Thomas (Becky) Ruhe; daughters Peggy “Sis” Caldwell (John) Schultheis, Nancy
(John) Dittelberger and Kellie Ruhe; son-in law-James Klawitter; 18 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
Lucella was preceded in death by her husband Donald Joseph Ruhe.
Funeral Services will be in


Funeral Services will be held at1:30 PM, Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 in Plagge Hall at St. Simon The Apostle Parish on Pontius Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. Burial
will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Funeral Home, Stanford, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.




Tuesday, June 07, 2011 - Barnett-Demrow Funeral Home Notice


SCHULER, Emma Stempfly


April 09 1916 - June 07, 2011


Emma Stempfly Schuler, 95 of Waynesburg, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at the Somerset Nursing and Rehab. Born on April 9th, 1916 in Lincoln County to the late Albert &
Bertha Sume Stempfly she was a homemaker and farmer. Emma was the widower of Ed “Grump” Schuler and a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church. She will be remembered for sewing,
quilting, flower gardening, putting puzzles together spoiling her grandchildren and collecting of Hummingbirds, Salt Shakers and figurines.
Emma leaves behind her son Raymond Schuler and his wife Helen of Waynesburg; daughters Bertha Bastin and her husband Dean of Somerset, Agnes Young of Powell, TN; grandchildren,
Milinda Moore, Deana Caron, Celecia (Phil) Groos, Dwight (Stephaine) Young, Eddie (Khristie) Bastin, Amy (Adam) Recktenwald, Lori (Marc) Elmore, Stephen (Grace) Schuler;
great-grandchildren Josh Mounce & Brittany, Kaitlin Grear & Andy, Matt Caron, Kelsie Young, Christina Caron & Daniel, Josiah Young, Maegan Groos, Jesse Young, Austin Moore,
Sara Groos, Charleston Young, Justin Bastin, Jared Bastin, Isaac Recktenwald, Josie Bastin, Ian Recktenwald, Phoebe Elmore, and one little Schuler on the way; great-great grandchildren
Scarlett Mounce, Auden Grear, and Noah Mounce.
Emma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Albert, Delbert and Gilbert Stempfly; sister Bertha Cartuvilus, son-in-law Bobby Gene Young; grandsons-in-law
Kebbie Moore & Jeff Caron.
Services for Emma will be held at 11:30 AM, Thursday, June 9th, 2011 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church with Priest Peter Joseph officiating. Burial will be in St. Sylvester Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 6pm, Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church with Prayer Service at 7pm.
Grandson’s and Great-Grandsons will be pallbearers.



Monday, May 02, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

SIMPSON, Donald D., Sr.

April 08, 1938 - April 28, 2011

CRAB ORCHARD — Donald D. Simpson Sr., 73, of Copper Creek, died Thursday, April 28, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born April 8, 1938, in Crab Orchard, Ky.,  he
was a son of the late Garfield and Anna Brock Simpson. He was a retired truck driver for Ryder Co.
Survivors include his wife, Twila Cox Simpson, whom he married on Nov. 26, 1976; a daughter, Robin Renee Simpson Mosley of West Chester, Ohio; a son, Donald D. Simpson Jr. of West
Chester; a stepson, Brian Keith Strong of Milford, Ohio; four sisters, Beatrice Barnett of Copper Creek, Lillie (Amos) Durham, Lucille Pingleton and Wanda (Jerry) Owens, all of West
Chester; three brothers, Clyde, Melvin and Danny Simpson; four grandchildren, Eric, Jake, Brandon and Cody; and nine step-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Etta Simpson; and two brothers, Lewis and Beckham Simpson.
Services will be noon Monday at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Tony Shelton. Burial will be in Brock Cemetery on Copper Creek.
Pallbearers will be Wayne, Cody, Brandon, Keith and Darrell Simpson and Keith Strong. Honorary pallbearers are Ike Horseman, John Mink, Gervis Sutton and Doug Anderson.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Saturday, June 18, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

SIMS, Judy M. McAninch

December 06, 1949 - June 18, 2011

Judy Marie McAninch Sims, 61, of Kings Mountain died Saturday at her home. She was born December 6, 1949 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was a member Mt. Moriah Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Lyndell E. Sims of Kings Mountain, KY; two sons, Kinley Sims of London, KY and Wendell Sims (Tammy) of Kings Mountain, KY; Her parents, Carnell
McAninch (Nancy) of Somerset, KY and Sally Evans Anderson of Louisville, KY; Three sisters, Jean Padgett (Fred) of Waynesburg, KY, Rita Slone of Louisville, KY and Carnetta Collins of
Waynesburg, KY; 4 grandchildren, Kaleb, Joshua, Kenton and Ariana; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday from 5-9 at Spurlin Funeral Home, Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Spurlin Funeral Home with Bill Gooch officiating. Burial will be Sims Cemetery.


Friday, May 27, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

SIZEMORE, Johnetta Phillips

March 09, 1947 - May 26, 2011

Johnetta Sizemore, 64, of Stanford, died Thursday at E.M.R.M.C. in Danville. She was born March 9, 1947 in Stanford to the late John and Cora Lee Phillips. She was a homemaker and a caregiver,
She attended the Stanford Church of the Nazarene and a member of the Stanford Nazarene Food Ministry Team.

She is survived by her companion John Crowley of Stanford; two daughters, Tina Ann Sizemore and Jessica Stephens (D.J.) both of Stanford; a brother John Phillips II of Stanford; four sisters
Carolyn Hale (Sylvester of Stanford, Dorothy Boyd of Lancaster, Betty Sanchez of Indianapolis and Ruby Lawson Bradshaw of Greenfield, IN; a grandson Jeremy Stephens (Roo); Several nieces and
nephews; She is preceded in death by three brothers, Bobby Brummett, Gloud Byrd, Jr. and Kenneth Phillips and a sister Lucille Sullivan.

Visitation will be Monday, May 30 from 5-9 pm at Stanford Church of the Nazarene, Funeral Service will be 1 pm Tuesday at the church. Reverend Jason Coulter will be officiating the service,
burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Robbie Perry, Dale Allen, Terry Conner, DJ Stephens, Chris Moser and James Young. Honorary Bearers will be Arlis (Dee) Williams, Jason Accord, Jack Hazlett, Jeremy (Roo)
Stephens and Steve Crowley.


Friday, May 19, 1905 - Interior Journal


1840 - 1905

Stephens.- Mr. R. P. Stephens, father of Mrs. E. L. Reinhart, of this place, died at her home Wednesday afternoon after a brief illness of a complication of troubles, aged 65, Mr. Stephens'
home was in Danville, but his wife, who was visiting her daughter, and who became ill. Besides the wife and daughter mentioned, Mrs. Will Scott, of Danville, survives Mr. Stephens.
Deceased was born in Warren county and all of his long life and been spent in this state. He was a splendid old gentleman and his friends all over Kentucky will learn with deep regret of his death.
He had been a member of the Baptist church for many years and died firm in the faith of that church's teachings. At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon a large concourse of friends followed the remains to
Buffalo cemetery
, were after a few timely remarks by Rev. O. M. Huey all that was mortal of the kind husband and indulgent father was gently laid away.


Friday, June 10, 2011 – Advocate-Messenger

SUMLER, Lesia A. Turpin

April 04, 1965 - June 07, 2011

MORELAND — Lesia Ann Turpin Sumler, 46, of Indianapolis died Tuesday, June 7, 2011.
Born April 4, 1965, she was the daughter of Freda Luna Rightor and the late William George Turpin. She was a Pentecostal.

In addition to her mother, Freda (Jim) Rightor of Indianapolis, she is survived by a daughter, Hannah Marie Sumler, and a son, Justin Mitchell Sumler, both of Indianapolis; three brothers, Tony
Turpin of Hustonville, Donny Turpin of Indianapolis and Kenny Turpin of Liberty; and three grandchildren, Skyler, T.J. and Jordan.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Kenny Turpin and Kevin DePew. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kenny, Tony and Donny Turpin, Steve Mullins, Kevin DePew and Tommy Wray.


Thursday, May 26, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice


May 05, 1923 - May 24, 2011

Forrest Williams, 88, of Stanford died Tuesday at Ft. Logan Hospital in Stanford. He was born May 5, 1923 in Kings Mountain, KY to the late Milford and Carrie Reed Williams. He was the widower
of Betty Williams, the mother of his children. He was a construction worker and attended Grace Fellowship Church.

Survivors include 7 children, Bob Williams of Florida, Tom Williams of Indianapolis, IN, Kay Gilbert of Indianapolis, IN, Mark Williams of Mexico City, Mexico, Ron Williams of Indianapolis, IN,
Danny Williams and Willie Williams both of Lafayette, IN; 7 step children, Tom Bedwell, Billy, Flo, Mary, James, Gary and Della. He is preceded in death by a brother J.J. Williams and two sisters
Beaulah Sword and Maudie Greer.

Visitation will be Friday, May 27, 2011 from 5-8 pm at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Funeral Service will be 1 pm Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Grace Fellowship Church with Reverend Vola Brown
Officiating. Burial will be in K. P. Hall Cemetery.



Saturday, June 04, 2011 – Advocate-Messenger

WRENN, Floyd Harlan

June 03, 2011

+ U. S. Military, Korea

STANFORD — Floyd Harlan Wrenn Sr., 79, of Stanford, died June 3, 2011. He was born in Lexington to the late Ollie Bruce and Mary Elizabeth Hubbard Wrenn and served America in the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jeanette Keel Wrenn; sons Floyd (Andrea) Wrenn Jr. and Steve H. Wrenn; daughters Linda Gullett, Donna (Bill) Tudor and Odie (Curtis) Young; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Floyd was preceded in death by nine siblings. Funeral services will be 11 a.m.  June 8, 2011, at Friendship Church. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Saturday, May 14, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

ZWAHLEN, Lillian Oliver Greer

October 06, 1919 - May 12, 2011

CRAB ORCHARD - Lillian Adeline Oliver Greer Zwahlen, 91, of Waynesburg, Ky., passed away on Thursday, May 12th, at Golden Living Center in Stanford.

She was the widow of Guy Greer, who preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1950, and Samuel Alfred Zwahlen, who preceded her in death on April 3, 2003.

Lillian was born in Moreland, Ky., on Oct. 6, 1919, a daughter of the late Richard and Edith Green Oliver. She was a graduate of Broughtontown High School and was a member
of Fairview Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School.

Ms. Zwahlen is survived by three sons, Randall Greer of Lancaster, Glendon “Bud” Greer and wife Mae of Waynesburg, Ky., and James “Jimmy” Alfred Zwahlen and wife Beverly of Canada; sister
Doris Brenda Irvine of Stanford, Ky.; four grandchildren, Jeff (Evelyn) Greer, Gerry (Lisa) Greer, Mike (Patty) Greer and Tina (Chris) Swearingen; six great-grandchildren, Ann Nicole Greer,
Corey Greer, Lauren Swearingen, Logan Swearingen, Jimmy Greer and MaKayla Greer; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband's and parents, Ms. Zwahlen was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Greer; a sister, Barbara Siler; brothers Raymond, Lester, Hugh, Malcolm, George and Corporal
James Oliver; and daughter-In-law Patsy Greer.

Services will take place 2 p.m. Wed., May 18, 2011, at Fairview Baptist Church, with Bros. Johnny Baker and Chester Cornett officiating. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be after noon on Wed., May 18, 2011, at the church.

Pallbearers will be Mike and Gerry Greer, Raymond Brenda, Jerry Zwahlen, and Timothy and Matthew Sneed. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Greer, Charlotte Bixler and Jennifer Reed.

McKnight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.