Lincoln County, KY Obituaries File #85
Submitted By: Carole French DiSanto
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|BALLARD, Roxie L. Johnson||BLACKABY, William|
|CARNEY, Rozella B. Morgan||CARPENTER, Mattie Peyton|
|CURRY, Dr. Bradford||DeBORD, James Lee|
|DOWELL, Linda Saylor||EDWARDS, Ella M. Baker|
|HALE, Connie Davis||HARRIS, Wallace|
|HOSKINS, Dr. Josiah||HUBBARD, Rev. Willie M.|
|HUTCHISON, Maggie Singleton||JOHNSON, Mike|
|LEIGH, Lucille Timberlake||LIVENGOOD, Doris K. Taylor|
|McELFRESH, Mary Mattingly||MUCKER, Charles H., Sr.|
|NAPIER, Francis Denney||POLSTON, Minnie E. Smith|
|REICHENBACH, Mildred Denham||REYNOLDS, Avorn|
|ROBERTSON, Marie C. Elliott||SALLEE, John W., III|
|SHACKELFORD, Kevin E.||SHAW, Virginia Lester|
|SLONE, Lydia P. Barlow||SMILEY, Opal Brown|
|SMITH, Shannon Neal||SPOONAMORE, William Thomas|
|TERRY, Ronald C.||WATSON, Leslie S.|
|WEAVER, Estle Lawrence||WHITIS, Garry Dean|
|WRIGHT, Velma Moore||ZWAHLEN, John William|
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral
ALLEN, Cecil Earl
February 15, 1932 - November 06, 2011
Cecil Earl "Red" Allen, 79, of Camby, IN, died
on November 6, 2011. Cecil was born to Charles Allen & Christine (Wilcher)
Wheat on February 15, 1932 in Hustonville, KY.
Cecil was a Korean Army Veteran. Cecil married Peggy (Laswell) Allen on March 31, 1956.
He lived in Indianapolis, IN most of his life and 17
years in his birthplace of Hustonville, KY. He retired from General Motors Truck
& Bus Plant in 1988 after 31 years.
He was a member of Highland United Methodist Church in Waynesburg, KY and former deacon at Gasburg Baptist Church. Cecil was Past Master of Monrovia
Masonic Lodge #654. He enjoyed woodworking and also was a Civil War Enthusiast and avid baseball fan.
Cecil is survived by his wife, Peggy (Laswell) Allen of
Camby, IN; 5 children, Gregory Allen of Indianapolis, IN, Jeffrey (Sue) Allen of
Avon, IN, Michael (Sandy)
Allen of Plainfield, IN, Lisa (Eric) Main of GA & David (Jackie) Allen of Noblesville, IN; 21 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, B.C. (Louvenia)
Allen, Johnny (Paulette) Allen & Gary (Ann) Allen; 1 sister, Betty Tipton.
Cecil is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Allen & Christine (Wilcher) Wheat and 2 brothers, Kenneth & Harold Allen.
Calling will be from 4-8pm, Wednesday, November 9, 2011
at Jones Family Mortuary and 4-8pm, Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Spurlin
Funeral Home in
Stanford, KY. There will be an 11am funeral service at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford, KY on Friday, November 11, 2011. Cecil will be laid to rest in
Highland Methodist Cemetery in Waynesburg, KY.
[Also published in the Indy Star Newspaper - Nov 08,
2011 - Bustards Funeral Home Notice
Roxie L. Johnson
March 28, 1919 - Oct 21 2011
Roxie Lee Ballard, 92 years
young of Crab Orchard, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord " Our
Savior" on Friday October 21, 2011. Roxie's family was by her side at the
Roxie was born to Capt. James Ralph Johnson and wife Adrus Brock on March 28,1919 in Lancaster, Kentucky. Capt. Johnson served many years in the armed forces and fought in the
Civil War. In October 1925 Roxie lost her father at age 86 and her mother near death with typhoid fever. Capt. Johnson had prepared his children, Roxie the youngest at age 6, her brother
Bumette and sister Zora to be raised in the Odd Fellows home in Lexington, Ky. Roxie's other sister, Cora Holmes was married at the time of her father's death. It was a wonderful place,
Roxie says, to be raised without parents during the depression. At the young age of 16 Roxie left a note in the pocket of her apron saying, by the time this note is found she
would be married to Coy B. Ballard.
Roxie and Coy went to the small farm of 145 acres that Coy owned and there they would raise their 9 children. Their oldest son, Wayland Ballard resides in Crab Orchard, Ky., 2nd child,
Arla Jean Roberts (Earl) lives in Kansas City, Ks., 3rd son, Donald Ballard (Carol) lives in Jacksonville, Fla., 4th child, Kathleen Thorson (Tom) lives in Casper, 5th and 6th , a set of twins,
Fay Losee ( Jack) lives in Jacksonville, Fla., Kay Ballard lives in Mesa, Az., Roxie's 7th and 8th children, a second set of twins, Gary Ballard (Linda) lives on the family farm in Crab Orchard,
Ky. Larry Ballard died two days after birth. Ralph Ballard, the 9th and last child being a very special one who has Down's Syndrome and cannot talk, lives in Casper, WY in wonderful
group home and has since 2007.
Roxie's husband. Coy, passed away in 1981. Roxie and Ralph remained on the farm with son Gary and wife Linda. Roxie cared for Ralph over 50 years and was such a loving and
caring mother to him. In 1995 Kathleen wanted her mom to be close and moved her and Ralph to Casper.
Roxie will be missed by her 14
grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Roxie always felt she had a very
rewarding, healthy, and rewarding life even though her work was always piled
She was raising her 8 children, an acre of garden, canning all the food, washing the clothes, and milking 30 cows twice a day. She loved her cows and named each one of them.
A special gathering with
Roxie's family will take place Wed. Oct. 26, 2011 at Bustard's funeral home to
honor and celebrate Roxie's life and her special being in their lives.
Burial place not listed.
September 30, 2011 - Dayton Daily News
1929 - September 27, 2011
BLACKABY, William "Bill" 82, of Centerville,
OH passed away unexpectedly Tuesday September 27, 2011. Bill was born in Lincoln
County, KY of parents,
Silas and Mary Blackaby and was the tenth of fifteen children.
He worked for many years in the area as a master
carpenter. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanette; daughters, Shirley
(Jim) Pugh of Beavercreek, OH and
Pamela Blackaby of Riverside, OH; granddaughters, Anita Brown and Stacey (Ben) Hastings; six great grandchildren, Caitlyn, Kelsey, Willow, Rosemary, Naomi, and Theo; three sisters and one brother.
Visitation is Saturday October 1, 2011 from 10am to 11am
with funeral service starting at 11am at the Newcomer Funeral Home (South
Chapel), Kettering, OH. Burial is in Bellbrook Cemetery.
Saturday, December 17, 2011 - McKnight
Funeral Home Notice
BROCK, C. W.
July 07, 1930 - December 17, 2011
Brock, 81 husband of Gladys Lancaster Wren Brock, died Saturday, December 17,
2011 at Central Baptist Hospital. He was born July 7, 1930 in
Lincoln County, Kentucky. He was the son of the late Carl Waggoner Brock, Sr. and Julia Ann Anderson Brock. He was a retired farmer. He truly loved and cared for his entire family.
include; his wife Gladys Brock,
four children; Charlotte (Ernie) Bowling, Gary Joe (Regina) Wren, Velma (David)
Shelton, and Melissa Charlene Brock.
Two sisters survive; Viola Noakes & Pearl Crank, 18 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren & 4 great-great grandchildren.
was preceded in death by; his son, Charles Wayne Wren, two brothers, Raymond C.
& Ernest Brock, two sisters, Eula Todd & Nancy Crank.
at 1PM, Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Crab Orchard Pentecostal Church.
Officiating services are Ministers; Bro. Walter Bowling & Bro. Donald King.
include; James, Terry & Mason Bowling, Shane & Gary Wren & Billy
will take place at Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery.
September 29, 2011 - Purse Funeral Home Notice, Tecumseh, MI
Rozella B. Morgan
November 06, 1922 - September 28, 2011
Mich. — Rozella B. Carney, age 88, of Tecumseh passed away Sept. 28, 2011.
She was born Nov. 6, 1922, in Lincoln County, Ky., the daughter of Alva and Florence (Wall) Morgan. Rozella was the last survivor of eight children. On Jan. 4, 1946,
she married Arthur Carney, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1990.
Rozella is survived by a daughter, Valerie (William) Bartenslager of Britton, MI; son, Lindsey (Jennifer) Carney of Tecumseh; five grandchildren, Robb Bartenslager, Angi Ross,
Amber Bowser, Ashley Carney, and Tom Carney; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with the Rev. Rich Burstall officiating. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home.
January 05, 1906 - Interior Journal
CARPENTER, Mattie Peyton
1847 - 1905
Mrs. J. S. Carpenter
A gentle loving
spirit left its frail body when that of Mrs. Mattie Carpenter took its Flight to
the house of many mansions. We who have known and
loved her and have see her in all the different phases of life, sorrowfully realize our loss, but mingled with this feeling is one of joy for that she has gained.
As a girl her lovely character drew around her a host of friends and there are many who will never forget the happy hours spent in her father's hospitable home at "Peyton's Well."
Her married life was quiet and retiring and it was in her home that the fine qualities of mind and heart were developed.
One beautiful characteristic of her life was her steadfast and devoted friendship - how loyal she was to those whom she loved and how freely she gave them her heart's purest affection.
Husband and children mourn the loss of a faithful wife and tender mother and very precious will be her memory to the relatives and friends who loved her so well.
"Green be the grave above thee,
Friend of my girlhood days,
None knew thee but to love thee
None named thee but to praise"
"A Friend" - Hustonville, Jan, 1st, 1906
Burial; Hustonville Cemetery
Thursday, September 25, 1975 - Casey County
CARTER, Jesse C.
November 15, 1919 - September 19, 1975
Jesse C. Carter, 55, of Stanford Rt. 4, died September 19, 1975 at Fort Logan Hospital here after illness of 10 months.
The Casey County native was a farmer, member of
Hustonville Christian Church veteran of World War II. He was the husband of Mrs.
Rose Carter of Stanford Rt. 4, and
was a son of the late Marshall and Leal Wade Carter.
Beside his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs.
Nancy Estes of Lexington and Mrs. Nona S. Dawson of Louisville; two sisters,
Mrs. August Felstritzer of Danville
and Mrs. Herman Alman of Charlotte, Va.; a brother, Cleo Carter of Danville, and a grandson.
Rites will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Morgan and Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Livesay with burial in Hustonville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Friday, November 25, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral
CURRY, Dr. Bradford
January 06, 1919 -
November 25, 2011
Dr. Bradford Curry, 92, of Stanford died Friday,
November 25, 2011 at the University of KY Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He
was born January 6, 1919 in Uptonville,
TN to the late Dr. John Milton and Mary Pentecost Curry. He was the widower of Catherine Rigsby Curry to whom he married June 22, 1944. He was a Southern Baptist Minister.
Dr. Curry received his bachelor's degree from the Unicom University in Jackson, TN and received his Master of Theology/Doctor of Philosophy from the Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has pastored churches in Kentucky, Louisiana, Texas and Florida, during his pastoral career. He was a member of the Stanford Baptist Church.
Survivors include two Nephews, John B. Hester of
Hustonville and Charles Lewis Hester of ??? A great-Niece, a great-nephew, a
great-great niece and a great-great nephew. He was
preceded in death by three brothers.
Funeral service will be at Stanford Baptist Church. Dr, Greg Earwood will be officiating the service. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Stuart Underwood, Otis Cave, Odel Kirkpatrick, Jay Burton, Paul Long and Joe Hafley; Honorary bearers will be the Stanford Baptist Senior Adult Sunday School Class.
October 31, 2011 - Chipley Bugle - Chipley, Florida
in Washington County News and Holmes County
June 29, 1916 - October 30, 2011
James Lee DeBord, age 95, of Bonifay, passed away October 30, 2011 at Bay
Medical Center in Panama City.
was born June 29, 1916 in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, to the late Charles DeBord and
Forna Brumitt DeBord.
is preceded in death by his wives, Elva L. DeBord Seals, Jewel DeBord and Betty
Brown DeBord; two daughters, Sandra Lee Feix and Irene Lynn DeBord; two
grandson; five brothers,
Henry C. DeBord, Clarence DeBord, Ottis DeBord, Ethraim DeBord, Edward DeBord.
DeBord is survived by three daughters, Bonnie L. Taulbee and husband Robert of
West Alexandria, OH, JoAnn Foxworth and husband Harvey of Bonifay, Martha
Frances Simpson of
Stanford, KY; two sons, Charles E. DeBord and wife Lucy of Charlotte, NC, Donald DeBord of Greenville, SC; one step-son, Garland Brown and wife Nelda of Scottsboro, AL; one sister,
Christine Brown of Mt. Sterling, KY; 18 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Peel Funeral Home Chapel
in Bonifay with Rev. Donald Young officiating. Interment
was at 1:30 p.m.,
Thursday, November 3, at Andalusia Memorial in Andalusia, AL with Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay directing.
be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 3, at Andalusia Memorial in Andalusia, AL, with
Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay directing.
November 10, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger
Mae Nacibel Durham
1940 - November 06, 2011
LOUISVILLE — Mae Nacibel Durham Disney, 71, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Kindred Hospital.
Born in Moreland, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Olga Mae Durham. She was a retired title clerk for Bob Hook Chevrolet.
She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.
Left behind to cherish her memories are her husband of 53
years, Orris Disney; her son, Orris (Tracy) Disney II; her daughter, Carolyn
(Steve) Cowling; two sisters, Dale
Burns and June (Buddy) Southerland; and three brothers, Horace (Linda) Durham, Sam Durham and “Wimp” (Betty Jane) Durham.
The family has chosen to honor Mae’s wish for cremation with a private memorial service to follow at a later date.
Ratterman and Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, is responsible for arrangements.
[Birth index lists Mae's mother as Olga Nicholson]
Saturday, November 19, 2011 -
DOWELL, Linda Saylor
December 01, 1947 - November 18, 2011
ORCHARD — Linda Saylor Dowell, 63, widow of Gary Dowell, died Friday, Nov. 18,
2011, at home.
was born Dec. 1, 1947, in Lincoln County. She was the daughter of the late
Jackson and Blanche Hopkins Saylor. She was a homemaker and a member of
Oak Grove Church of Christ.
Include four children, Darrell Dowell, Dale and his wife Leslie Dowell, Letha
and her husband Charles Isaacs, and Tammy Dowell; six grandchildren;
and a brother, Ralph Truman Saylor.
addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters,
Elsie Stevens and Lillie Parker, and six brothers, Fred, Jackie, Walter, J.D.,
Ted and Tommy Saylor.
service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel
with Bro. Thad Eubank and Bro. Arnold Larkin officiating. Burial
will be in Mount Zion Church of Christ cemetery
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 -
EDWARDS, Ella Mae Baker
November 24, 1915 - November 15, 2011
CRAB ORCHARD — Ella Mae Baker Edwards, 95, of Crab Orchard,
passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at her home. She was the widow of Jim
who preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1999.
Born Nov. 24, 1915, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of
the late Josie (Wilson) and James Baker. She was a retired cook, having the joy
of serving many school
children at both Lincoln County High School and Crab Orchard Elementary School. She was a member of Turkeytown Baptist Church until it burned and then became a member of
Watts Chapel Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher for several years. She was a member of Crab Orchard Red Hat Society.
Survivors Include a daughter, Brenda and her husband Dick
LaFevers; two granddaughters, Lisa Cooper and Debbie Reich; four
great-grandchildren, Deedee, Geoffrey,
Abby and Nelson Jr.; three great-great-grandchildren, Zachary, Samantha and Tucker; and a very special senior companion, Linda Bryant.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by twin
sons, Danny Dale and Jimmy
Lee Edwards; three sisters, Rose Evelyn Holman, Buelah Bee Ball and
Beth Gourley; five brothers, Harold, Richard, Frank, Clayton and Ishmael Baker.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Watts Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Dan Gutenson and Bro. Ralph Baker. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at McKnight Funeral Home and after 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Watts Chapel Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will include Buddy Hawkins, Michael Hawkins, Jonathon Edwards, Geoffrey Myers, Nelson Cooper, Jr. and Zachary McFadden.
December 24, 2011 - Smith-Jackson Funeral Home Notice
Mae F. Ross
March 07, 1934 - December 17,
Mae F. Ross Gant, age 77, departed this life December 17,
2011. She was born March 7, 1934 in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, the daughter of the
late Morris and Annie B. Ross.
She was an active member for over 50 years at Fellowship Baptist Church, serving as an usher and choir member.
Mae is survived by her loving family: husband ,Claud "Jack" Gant; daughters, Robin (Larry) Blythe of Jacksonville, FL and Cathy Dunning and Tana Gant, both of Medina;
her sisters, Christine (George) Reid of Stanford, KY and Anne Sleet of Perryville, KY; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson; and a host of relatives and friends.
Mae was preceded in death by her son, Robert Dunning, Jr.; daughter Jackie R. Dunning; parents; and her brothers John and Morris Ross, Jr.
Burial will take place at Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina, Ohio. Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina, OH.
Information courtesy of Smith-Jackson Funeral Home
Thursday, December 15, 2011 -
HALE, Connie Davis
August 03, 1960 - December 13, 2011
STANFORD — Connie Davis Hale, 51, of Stanford, died Tuesday.
Born Aug. 3, 1960, in Danville, she was the daughter of
Lincoln Davis of Stanford and the late Doris Land Davis. She was a former
employee of Wal~Mart of Danville and
attended Calvary Hill Baptist Church. She was known for being an avid genealogist.
Other survivors include her sisters, Barbara Terry of Stanford and Shanna Peck of Danville; and nieces and nephews.
Connie was preceded in death by two infants, Tristen Davis and Jillian Starr.
Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
October 16, 2011 - News- Gazette, IL
LONGVIEW – Wallace Harris, 86, of Longview died at 12 p.m. Friday (Oct. 14, 2011) at his home in Longview.
A private funeral service will be held at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Joines Funeral Home, Illinois Route 130 South, Villa Grove.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct.17,
at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Sidney.
Mr. Harris was born April 10, 1925, in Stanford, Ky., a son of Melvin and Katie (Lynch) Harris. He married Emma Spears. She died Feb. 17, 2003.
Surviving are two sons, Clarence Harris of Champaign and
Bob Harris of Jacksonville, Fla., three daughters, Barb Winchester of St.
Joseph, Lisa Redden of St. Joseph and
Julitta Allen of Longview; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Pauline Fossitt of Independence, Ky., Anna Cooper of Independence, Ky.,
and Alice Bonti of Danville, Ky. Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his wife; parents; daughter, Joyce Spurlock; one granddaughter; four brothers; and four sisters.
Mr. Harris worked for several farmers in the area. He
worked for Roger Todd Plumbing in Sidell. He loved to go fishing and he loved to
teach his grandchildren to
whittle. Memorials can be made to an organization of the donor's choice.
December 19, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice
Alma Burton Bradley
February 28, 1917 - December 18, 2011
Alma Bradley Henderson, 94, of Stanford died Sunday,
December 18, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Stanford. She was born February
28, 1917 in Pulaski County to the late
General Burton and Dora Hubble Burton. She was the widow of Roy Henderson. Alma had worked in the meat department of the Stanford IGA store, had been a waitress in the hotel in
Stanford and had been a babysitter for several years. She was a member of the Stanford Baptist Church.
Survivors include three children, Helen Hafner (Ted) of
Maumee, OH, John R. Bradley, Jr. of Duluth, MN and Ronald H. Bradley of Mt.
Sterling, KY; seven step children, William Roy
Henderson, Jr. (Hilda) of Vell, FL, Sandra H. Cope of Springfield, TN, Porter Henderson (Mary) of Cedar Hill, TN, Jimmy Henderson (Than) of Del Valle, TX, Joyce H. Smith of
Lewisburg, TN, David Henderson of Atlanta, GA and Michael Henderson of LaVergne, TN; a brother, Albert Burton of Walnut Grove, KY and a sister, Cellia Mize Barnd of
Greenwood, IN; four grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; 40 Step Grandchildren, 85 Step Great-Grandchildren, 39 Step Great-Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great-Great Grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four Step children, Harold and Kenneth Henderson, Molly Jo Vance and Irma Jean Henderson.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 pm, Funeral Thursday at 1 pm all at Spurlin Funeral Home. Reverend Max Hester will be officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
September 29, 2011 - McKnight Funeral Home Notice
June 18, 1924 - September 29, 2011
+ US Army, WWII
Josiah Hoskins, died peacefully at home in Crab Orchard, Kentucky at the age of
87. He was born June 18, 1924 in Loyall, Kentucky. He was the son of the late
and Verda Howard Hoskins. He was a man of strong Christian faith who often quoted Proverbs Ch. 9 Vs. 10. Dr. Hoskins was the husband of Netha Collier Hoskins whom
he married August, 6, 1949 and enjoyed 62 wonderful years of marriage.
was a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II. Dr.
Hoskins was a 1940 graduate of Crab Orchard High School where he was recognized
Distinguished Alumnus on June 14, 2003. Dr. Hoskins received his B.S., M.S. and Ph. D from the University of Kentucky. He was employed by the U.K. College of
Agriculture for 10 years and the University of Georgia for 28 years. He had a love affair with the farmers in the state of Kentucky and Georgia. As he traveled all over the states,
his many honors included extension awards from the University Alumni Association, Alpha Zeta Outstanding Extension Award, Honorary 4 H Club Member. Many 4 H students
would seek his guidance even after retirement. Dr. Hoskins left a legacy of service innovation and dedication to the agricultural community of Georgia and Kentucky. He served as a Elder
of both the Crab Orchard Christian Church and Athens Friendship Christian Church in Athens, Georgia.
include; his beloved wife of 62 years, Netha Collier Hoskins, son, Josiah
Collier Hoskins and wife Kimberly of Austin, Texas, a daughter, Patience Hoskins of Lexington, KY,
one grandchild, sister, Geraldine & husband Bill Ed Leedy of Stanford and a host of nieces, nephews & cousins survive.
in death by a sister, Kathleen Day.
Pallbearers; Dr. Tal Duvall, Dr. Wen Williams, Dr. Norman Sasing, Boyd Andrews
of Athens, Georgia. The Elders and Deacons of Crab Orchard Christian Church,
Marion Dee Bastin and Wayne Price.
of Service: Crab Orchard Christian Church
Dale Hunt, Minister of Crab Orchard Christian Church.
of Burial: Crab Orchard Cemetery with Military Honors by the Caswell
Saufley American Legion Post # 18 of Stanford.
Monday, October 22, 2001
- Gaston Gazette, NC
HUBBARD, Rev. Willie
03, 1911 - October 21, 2001
BOILING SPRING: The Rev. Willie Melvin Hubbard, 90, of 213 Oak Ave., died Oct. 21, 2001, at home.
He was a native of Lincoln County, Ky., son of the late
William Henry and Jerusha Jane Noe, Hubbard husband of the late Zola Anderson
Hubbard, retired Baptist minister, pastored
churches in Kentucky and Tennessee, member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church, Men's Adult 3 Sunday School class.
Survivors include: Daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette
and Charles Acres, Oneida, Tenn., Barbara and Bob Conley, Ormond Beach, Fla.,
Wilda and Phil Perrin, Boiling Springs;
brothers, Ed Hubbard, Dayton, Ohio, Millard Hubbard, Ohio, Bob Hubbard, Colorado; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; number of nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by: Son, J.H. Hubbard; two brothers and 10 sisters.
Funeral : 4 p.m. Tuesday, Boiling Springs Baptist Church, Dr. Carroll Page; body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.
December 12, 2011 - W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice
James Madison, Sr.
+ US Army WWII
James Madison Hurt, Sr., 87 of
Junction City died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Born Jan. 11, 1924, he was the son of
the late Charlie Dennis and Emily Grace Smith Hurt.
He was a World War II, US Army
veteran. He worked for Corning Glass and Phillips Lighting from 1952-1988. He
loved his church and church family at Junction City United
Methodist. He loved to travel and camped until his health failed. He enjoyed making wood crafts.
He is survived by his wife of
56 years, Myrtle Dale Turpin. To this marriage was born James M. (Gail) Hurt,
Jr. of Junction City; Mark A. (Lecia) Hurt of Danville; and Evelyn Faith (Mark)
Grigsby of Stanford. He is also survived by 2 children, Joyce (Ben) Vest of Danville and Glen (Pat) Hurt of Edmonton; 2 brothers: Ivan Hurt of Lexington and Elbert (Betty) Hurt of Tucson,
Arizona; 9 grandchildren: Jordan (Jessica), Adam and Alex Grigsby, Elizabeth Keeley, Holly Hurt, Joseph Hurt, Jason Hurt, Scott Vest and Dawn Semones; and 7 great grandchildren.
He is also survived by brother and sisters-in-laws: Bobby G.
Turpin of Crab Orchard, A. David Turpin of Martinsville, IN, Margie Lawson of
Cincinnati, OH, Elsie Hair of Junction
City, and Bonnie Turpin and Audrey Hurt of Danville. He was preceded in death by brothers: Willie, John and George and sister, Mattie Kennedy. Services 11 AM, Thurs. at W.L. Pruitt
Funeral Home by Rev. Dan Wells with burial in Danville Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Jordan, Adam and Alex Grigsby, Jason Hurt, Bobby Turpin and Mark Grigsby. Honorary
pallbearers are the Junction City UMC Fellowship class.
[See obituary File # 29 for George E. Hurt]
January 05, 1906 - Interior Journal
1882 - 1905
Card of Thanks
- We desire to humbly return our sincere thanks to the many friends at Pleasant
Point and Highland who administered a helping hand to us through the sickness
death of our dear daughter, Maggie Hutchison. May God bless them all.
John A. and
Mary Singleton, Kingsville.
buried at Pleasant Point Cemetery, wife of Daily Hutchison.
Wednesday, August, 04, 2004 -
Preston-Prewitt Funeral Home Notice
August 29, 1956 - August 02, 2004
Mike -Services for Mike Johnson, 47, of John Sims Road, Crab Orchard,
will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home with Roger Stevens
He died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford. Born Aug. 29, 1956, in Danville, he was the son of Cora Stevens Previtt of Stanford and the late Melvin Johnson. He was a member of Faith Temple.
Other survivors include his wife, Rebecca Hall Johnson; a
daughter, Ashley Johnson of Crab Orchard; three sons, Joe Johnson of
Harrodsburg, Michael Paul Johnson and Michael
Johnson Jr., both of Crab Orchard; five sisters, Patricia Byrd of Moreland, Kathy Preston and Connie Downs, both of Stanford, and Clara Swinney and Brenda Brock, both of Crab
Orchard; six brothers, Marvin, Delmar and Jeff Johnson, all of Stanford, and Jerry, Ricky and Melvin Johnson, all of Crab Orchard; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Daniel, Troy and Dennis Johnson, Shane Brock, David Swinney and William Reber.
Burial will be in the Johnson Family
Cemetery in Crab Orchard.
December 06, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger
September 15, 1954 - December 02, 2011
CRAB ORCHARD — Donald E. “Duck” Lake, 57, of Crab Orchard passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at his home.
Born Sept.15, 1954, in Auburn, Ky., he was a son of Edna
Zachary Lake of Crab Orchard and the late Scott Lake. He was a former employee
of Short Cut Wood
Products and attended the Ark of Mercy Church of God in Winchester.
Other survivors include his wife, Kathy Hull Lake of
Winchester; two daughters, Angela Brown of Crab Orchard and Barbara Jean Lake of
Pine Knot; three stepchildren, Charles,
Emily and Joshua; two sisters, Faye (Rex) Middleton of Crab Orchard and Barbara (Donnie) Scheffler of Crab Orchard; two brothers, Garnet (Tina) Lancaster of Louisville and
Scotty Dean Lake of Crab Orchard; three grandchildren, Landon, Cadon and Timothy Jr.; and three step-grandchildren, Eleanor, Destiny and Dustin.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Lancaster and Johnny Lake; and a sister, Linda Lake.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Bro. Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.
November 17, 2011 - W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice
Lucille F. Timberlake
1920 - November 13, 2011
Lucille F. Leigh, 91, of Coshocton, Ohio, passed away at
Coshocton Co. Memorial Hospital on Sunday, November 13, 2011. She was born in
McKinney, Kentucky, on September 4, 1920,
the daughter of the late Dewey and Olga (Tipton) Timberlake.
Lucille graduated from Moreland High School in Moreland,
Kentucky in 1938, and married Herbert Leigh that same year, on April 29, 1938.
He was the love of her life, and preceded
her in death in 1966. She was first employed at Kresge’s Department Store in Akron, Ohio, they moved to Coshocton, Ohio, where she worked at Miller’s Drug Store, and then was
employed for over 25 years at Davis Cleaners in Coshocton as a counter clerk, retiring in 1985. Following retirement, she liked to travel many places, including Hawaii, and four trips to
Europe. In her spare time, Lucille enjoyed embroidery work and was an avid quilt maker. She hand-made 75 heirloom quilts and other needle work items for family and friends.
Lucille was a
member of the Chestnut Street Church of Christ in Coshocton, Ohio, for over 49
years, a member of the Pink Ladies Aux. of the Coshocton Co. Memorial Hospital,
VFW 2040 Aux., Women of the Moose Aux 357, and Am. Vets 36 Aux.
Lucille is survived by her children, James (Hannelore) Leigh
of Germany, Patricia (Jerry) Maddox of Florida, Gene (Alletta) Leigh of
Coshocton, Ohio, and Ruth (David) Bush of Coshocton,
Ohio, six grandchildren: Scott, Shelley, Todd, Teres, Zach, and Heather, five step grandchildren, and five great grandchildren, and step great grandchildren. Lucille is also survived by her sister,
Christine Ellis of Moreland, Kentucky, and brother, Virgil (Mary) Timberlake of Kentucky. A visitation is going to be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, from 6 to 8pm at Given-Dawson
Funeral Home, 186 Park Ave., Coshocton, Ohio. Lucille will be taken to Kentucky, where a funeral service will be held at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home, 5590 Highway 2141, Hustonville,
Kentucky, 40437, on Friday, November 18, 2011, at 1:00pm, officiated by Lloyd Tenney. The family will greet friends at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home two hours prior to the service on
Friday. Burial will take place in Hustonville Cemetery, Hustonville, Kentucky.
November 22, 2011- Advocate-Messenger
Doris K. Taylor
September 08, 1941 - November 20, 2011
WAYNESBURG — Doris Kaster Taylor Livengood, 70, of Stanford, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.
Born Monday, Sept. 8, 1941, in Waynesburg, she was a daughter
of the late Walter and Etta Houck Taylor. Doris was retired
from R.R. Donnelley in Crawfordsville, Ind. She was
known for making her children's clothing, her cooking and painting Christmas ornaments and figurines.
Doris leaves behind her husband, Ben H. Livengood, to whom she
was wed on April 13, 1959; three sons, Darrel Wayne (Teresa) Livengood of Fort
Wayne, Ind., Greg (Retta) Livengood
of Greenfield, Ind., and Ben H. Livengood Jr. of Stanford; a daughter, Kay Livengood-Barreto of Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, Clinton “C.L.” Taylor of Waynesburg; two sisters, Dee
Waldkeotter of Seymour, Ind., and Dixie Deines of Alexandrea, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Matthew Wayne, Shelby Ann, Cody Michael, Nicolas Arbuckle, Levi Harrison, Benjamin
Harrison III and Mitchel Lee Livengood; and a great-grandson, Maximilian Harrison Livengood.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Deward, Dallas, Delbert and Dolphus Taylor; and a sister, Daisy Taylor Brown.
Services for Doris will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home with Bro. Ferlin Price officiating. Burial will be in Olive Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Benjamin H. Livengood Jr., Matthew Wayne
Livengood, Cody Livengood, Benjamin H. Livengood III, Mitchel Livengood,
Nicholas Livengood and Tim Taylor.
Honorary pallbearers will be C.L., Tom and Tyrone Taylor.
December 29, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice
July 05, 1928 - December 29, 2011
Edgar "Jr" Marlow, 83, of McKinney, KY died
Thursday at Golden Living Center. He was born July 5, 1928 in Lincoln County, KY
to late Edgar and Lena Burgess Marlow.
He was a member of McKinney Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Rhoda B. Marlow of McKinney,
KY; a son, Rodney Marlow (Vicki) of Danville, KY; a daughter Sharon Hensley
(Wesley) of Irvin, KY; two brothers
Charles Marlow of Stanford, KY and Newt Marlow (Ruby) of Hustonville, KY; four Grandchildren and 5 Great- grandchildren; he was preceded in death by two brothers Lincoln and
George W. Marlow and three sisters Jewell Davidson, Lena Marlow Castle, and Beatrice Marlow Tinsley
Visitation will be Saturday from 5-8 pm, Funeral Sunday, 2 pm all at Spurlin Funeral Home. Reverend Albert Geisler will be officiating. Burial will be in McKinney Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Stephen, Brian, Marc Hensley, Chris Marlow, Les Gooch and Mike Reed.
December 24, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger
McELFRESH, Mary Mattingly
April 02, 1933 - December 22, 2011
McElfresh, 78, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Fort Logan Hospital in
was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Martha Chesser Mattingly, as
well as her husband, Earl McElfresh; four brothers; two sisters; and a very
special friend, Oliver Roach.
services will be 12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time.
Thursday, December 15, 2011 -
MUCKER, Charles H., Sr.
Charles H. "Peabody" Mucker Jr., 73, died Friday at Golden Living Center in Stanford.
He was the son of the late Charles Mucker Sr. and Katie M. Bright Mucker. Charles retired from the state highway department.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Mucker of Crab Orchard; two
children, William Mitchell Helm of Stanford and Carolyn Helm and two siblings,
Bobbie and Janice Mucker,
all of Crab Orchard; two aunts, Mary Reid and Virginia (William) Smith; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Smith - Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
November 14, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger
Ramona R. Coffman
1931 - November 12, 2011
MORELAND — Ramona Rhoberta Coffman Mullins, of Danville, entered into eternal life on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.
Ramona was born on Friday, Nov. 13, 1931, in Casey County. She
was the beloved daughter of the late Lewis and Bertie Mae Ellis Coffman and
of the late Hardin and Elizabeth Brown Ellis and Sam and Tommie Watson Coffman.
Ramona was a devoted mother to her daughter, Ellis, and son,
Gerald Clelland “Buddy,” both of whom survive. She also is survived by an
aunt, Maxine Coffman Riley of
Louisville, and many Coffman and Ellis first cousins. She also is survived by her poodles, Pierre and Midnight.
Ramona became a Christian at the age of 9 years and joined The
Rocky Ford Baptist Church in Casey County, where she taught Sunday school for
many years prior to
moving to Danville in 1976. She was a member of Calvary Baptist in Danville.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Ernest L.
Martin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home in
Moreland, with burial in Hustonville Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.
Pallbearers are Roy, Rankin, Matthew Milburn, Ron Ellis, Johnny Ellis and James "Ott" Beeler. Honorary pallbearers are Margo and Amy Milburn, John Al-Mujahid and Kaleb Ogle.
November 07, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger
June 10, 1951 - November 03, 2011
Fran Denney Napier, 60, of Danville, died Nov. 3, 2011.
Born June 10, 1951, in Broughtontown, she was the daughter of Carl and Lena Alice Abbott Denney. Fran was a member of Greater Life Apostolic Church in Harrodsburg.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Napier, of Danville; a
son, Chris (Rhonda) Napier of Harrodsburg; a daughter, Rona Napier of Danville;
two brothers, Carl (Diana)
Denney of Cincinnati and Bobby Lee Denney of Brodhead; two sisters, Juanita Harrison of Lancaster and Loretta (Charles) Gilliam of Mount Olivet; and a granddaughter, Makenna Brook Napier.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home. Bro. Randy Myers and Bro. Wayne Naylor will officiate. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home.
Sunday, December 25, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral
POLSTON, Minnie E. Smith
July 10, 1935 -
December 24, 2011
Minnie E. Polston, 76, of Stanford died Saturday at
E.M.R.M.C. in Danville. She was born July 10, 1935 in Ottenheim, KY to the late
Joe Sam and Helen Wall Smith. She was a
homemaker and the widow of Irvin Polston. Minnie was a member of Geneva Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children, Sam Polston (Barbara) of
Stanford, KY Lisa Smalling (Robin) and Tim Polston (Nikki) both of Junction
City, KY; a sister, Eula Richey of
McKinney, KY; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Monday from 5-9, Funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday all at Spurlin Funeral Home. Rev. Lewis Walter will be officiating with the burial in Grove Ridge Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Sam Baker, Ryan Sanders, Brian and Steve Richey, Kenny Portwood and Russell Gibson; Honorary bearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Monday, November 28, 2011 -
PROFFITT, James D.
December 29, 1945
- November 26, 2011
+ US Army Veteran
CRAB ORCHARD — James D. Proffitt, 65, of Shepherdsville,
formerly of Crab Orchard, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the Robley
Rex Veterans Medical
Center in Louisville. He was the husband of Bonnie Riley Proffitt, whom he married on Aug. 24, 1988.
Born Dec. 29, 1945, in Rockcastle County, James was the son of
the late Gordon and Betty June Napier Proffitt. James was veteran of the United
States Army and a member of the
Cupio Community F&AM Masonic Lodge No. 341. He was a retired truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Proffitt of Shepherdsville;
twin daughters, Tammy Proffitt and Tina Russell; three sons, Billy, Jimmy and
Leander Shane Proffitt; a sister, Janet
Frazier of Crab Orchard; and six grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Joey Hoskins. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Larry Stansbury, Mark and Doug Hoskins, Richard and James Riley and Tom Russell.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - Spurlin
Funeral Home Notice
REICHENBACH, Mildred Denham
August 14, 1915 - November 09, 2011
Mildred Denham Reichenbach, 96, of Stanford, KY died
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Ft. Logan Hospital in Stanford, KY; she was born
August 14, 1915 in Lincoln County,
KY to the late Thomas Jefferson and Lela Terry Denham; she was a homemaker and the widow of Albert Paul Reichenbach; Mildred was a member of the Church of Christ; she
has lived with Alzheimer's for the past 20 years.
Survivors include her children, Bobbie Jean Elliott
(William) of London, KY, Roy Lee Reichenbach (Judy) of Stanford, Clara Ann
Elliott (Joe) of Stanford and Mona Lynn Bender,
the widow of Keith Bender, of Stanford; 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson; she was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 6 sisters.
Visitation will be Friday, November 11, 2011, from 5-8
pm at Spurlin Funeral Home; Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November
12, 2011, at Spurlin Funeral Home with Minister
Mark Lee Raulerson officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be grandsons and great grandsons; honorary bearers will be Dr. Rod Bates and Joe Crain.
December 17, 2011 - W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice
June 06, 1932 - December 17, 2011
+ US Army Veteran
Avorn Reynolds, 79 of Junction
City died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Born June 6, 1932, he was the son of the late
George and Margaret Cunningham Reynolds. He was a US Army
Veteran and a member of the Boyle County American Legion. He was an ordained deacon and a member of Community Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of
53 years, Mildred Turpin Reynolds; 5 children: M. Ann (Wayne) Stevens of
Parksville, Tim (Judy) Reynolds of Junction City, Gloria (Ronnie) Reardon
of Perryville, Randell (Georgetta) Reynolds of Stanford and Kenneth (Dianna) Reynolds of Cream Ridge; 1 brother, Charles Harrison Reynolds; 1 sister, Hilda Crowley; 12 grandchildren:
Tharen Stevens, Carol (Michael) Mesman, Jessica (Charlie) Griffitts, Ronnie (Jessica) Reardon, Anthony (Ronetta) Reardon, Patricia (Joe) Higdon, Sammy (Samantha) Reardon,
Kenneth (Amy) Reynolds, Tiffany Johnson, Tanya Reynolds, Kaitlin Reynolds, and T.J. Reynolds; 12 great grandchildren: Scarlett and Sarah Mesman, Hunter Crowley, Rebecca
Griffitts, Mason Reynolds, Lillie Higdon, Colwyn Reardon, Trevor Thomas, Savannah, Nathan and Sha Stevens, and Kayla (C.J. Howell) Stevens; 2 great-great grandchildren,
Branden and Brooklyn Howell; and several nieces, nephew and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a
sister, Nellie and brother, Elwood. Services 1 PM, Tues. at W.L. Pruitt Funeral
Home by Bro. Doug Vandivier with burial in Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Anthony Reardon, Sammy Reardon, Kenneth Reynolds, Jr., Ronnie Reardon, Jr., Tharen Stevens and T.J. Reynolds. Honorary Pallbearers are his granddaughters and their spouses.
December 16, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice
July 22, 1922 - December 15, 2011
Francis Meadows-Richey was born July 22, 1922 to the
late Andrew Meadows and Mattie Dunn-Meadows in Stanford, Kentucky. She departed
her earthly life on
December 15, 2011 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
She joined Peasant Green Baptist Church in Lexington,
Kentucky, she moved her membership to First Missionary Baptist Church, Stanford,
Kentucky, where she remained a
faithful and devoted Christian worker until her illness. She served on various church committees.
Survivors include one son, Wilburn B. Richey, Stanford,
KY; two daughters, Theresa L. Richey, Danville, KY and Wilma B. Miller (Dowell)
of Stanford, KY; seven grandchildren,
Cody Richey, Chantay Ison (Trent), Latoya Dunn, Robert Dunn, Jr. (Terri), Isaiah, Caleb and Catherine Christine Miller; four great-grandchildren, Emerie Dunn, Bailey Whittaker,
Daesha and Caden Dunn and a host of nieces and nephews; She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Richey, Jr; three brothers, Andrew, Homer and
William Meadows; six sisters, Cora Bell, Jennie Lee, Augusta, Hannah, Sally Mae and Josephine; a daughter, Catherine Ann Watkins-Dunn.
The Funeral service and visitation will be Tuesday,
December 20, 2011, visitation beginning at 11 a.m. and the funeral service at 12
p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church,
Stanford, KY. Reverend Floyd Ragland will be officiating the service with burial in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Robert Dunn, Jr., Trent Ison,
Cody Richey, Wilburn Richey, Bill Masterson and Kevin Napier; Honorary bearers
will be Deacons and Trustees
of First Missionary Baptist Church, Stanford, KY and Deacons and Trustees of New Horizon Missionary Baptist Church, Danville, KY.
December 08, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger
Marie C. Elliott
October 24, 1913 - December 06, 2011
STANFORD — Marie "Cogie" Elliott Robertson, 98, of Stanford, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at the Golden Living Center.
Born to the late Coleman and Emily Lacy Elliott in Owingsville, Ky., she was the widow of the Rev. A.R. Robertson II.
Cogie retired from Lincoln County National Bank and was a member and deacon emeritus at Stanford Christian Church.
She leaves behind her daughters, Emily Madigan of
Jacksonville, Fla., and Martha Francis of Stanford; five grandchildren, Ellen
Gibson, Lt. Col. Golda Eldridge Jr., Elizabeth Bartlett,
Deborah Bird and Maj. David Francis; 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Cogie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, John Haden Elliott.
Services will be noon Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Stanford
Christian Church with the Rev. James C. Baughman and the Rev. Gregory Russell
officiating. Burial will be in
Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at Stanford Christian Church.
Pallbearers will be Golda Eldridge Jr., David Horseman Jr., Kelly Horseman, Alfred Pence Jr., W. Henry Baughman Jr., H.R. Saufley III, and David Bird.
Arrangements by Fox Funeral Home, Stanford.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - Advocate-
SALLEE, John W, III
February 07, 1963 - November 12, 2011
STANFORD — John W. Sallee III, 48, of Stanford, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.
Born Feb. 7, 1963, in Danville, Ky., he was the son of Jo
Belle and John W. Sallee Jr. He was a registered nurse at the Veterans Hospital
in Lexington, Ky., for the past six years and
MRSA control coordinator for the hospital. John was a disabled veteran having served for six years in the Army, 82nd Airborne Division and was deployed to Honduras during
his active duty. He was a member of the New Beginnings United Methodist Church. John was very active in his children's lives, coaching soccer, baseball and basketball for the
Lincoln County Recreation League. He loved his family dearly.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Terri D. Sallee of
Stanford; his children, Emily Grace Sallee and John W. Sallee IV; his parents,
Jo Belle and John W. Sallee Jr.
of Stanford; a sister, Pamela R. Sallee of Stanford; and a nephew, James Jackson of Athens, Ga.
A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. today, Nov. 15, 2011,
at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Beck officiating. Caswell
Saufley Post No. 18 and the Army
Honor Guard from Fort Knox will provide military rites.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - Lexington
SCHROYER, Janie Flanery Watkins
July 20, 1936 -
April 19, 2010
Janie Flanery, 73, widow of Andrew Perry Schroyer, Jr, departed from this life
Mon, April 19, 2010.
in Lincoln County, KY, she was the daughter of the late George O. and Gladys
Brummett Watkins. She was a retired payroll clerk for Fayette County
Public Schools, a member of Gardenside Baptist Church and had been attending Broadway Baptist Church.
survivors include a daughter, Rhonda Flanery, Lexington; two stepsons, Butch
Schroyer, Lexington and Jay Schroyer, Paint Lick, KY; two stepdaughters, Lynn
Cone, FL, and Carol Jeffaries, FL; a step-grandson, Avery Schroyer; a step-granddaughter, Amy Jennings; two sisters, Virginia Ellis, Perryville, KY and Rovene Adkins,
Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Watkins. Funeral services will be 2:30pm Thursday at Kerr Brothers Funeral
Home, Harrodsburg Rd. by Rev. James E. Heard. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery
Saturday, December 03, 2011 - Spurlin
Funeral Home Notice
SHACKELFORD, Kevin E.
Kevin E. Shackelford 45 of Stanford died Friday December 2, 2011 at home he was born March 14, 1966 in Lafayette IN to Noah and Betty (Hodge) Shackelford he was a truck driver
Kevin is preceded in death by his son Matthew Shackelford of Stanford
Survivors include his father Noah Shackelford of
Lafayette IN, and mother Betty (Hodge) Adams of Stanford 3 sons, Dusty
Shackelford (Kelly), Kevin
both of Stanford Harley Shackelford of McKinney. One daughter Desmarae Shackelford of McKinney, two brothers; Donnie Shackelford (Angie) of Stanford, Billy Shackelford (Angie)
of Hustonville, one sister Missy Ann White (Shawn) of Palatka, FL. Seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
Visitation will be Sunday from 6-9, Funeral service at 2
pm Monday at Spurlin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery
Casket bearers will be Dusty Shackelford, Kevin
Shackelford Jr, Harley Shackelford, Donnie Shackelford, Billy Shackelford and
Fred Lawson. Honorary
Pall bearer, Desmarae Shackelford
Saturday, November 05, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger
SHAW, Virginia Lester
October 22, 1916 - November 03, 2011
ORCHARD - Virginia Lester Shaw, 95, went to her eternal home in heaven on Nov.
was born to the late E.C. and Emily Lester on Oct. 22, 1916. After her mother's
passing at an early age, she was raised by her father and step-mother, Mary
Ellen Vaught Lester.
She was married to the late Harold Shaw in 1946 and they lived in Crab Orchard, Ky. She relocated to her daughter's home in Odenville, Ala. in 2007.
survived by daughter Ellen (Don) Olvey of Odenville, Ala; granddaughters Emily
(Jim) Cazola and Katie (Carey) Tuck; great-grandchildren Caleb, Dawson and Eli
and Shaw and Abbey Grace Tuck, all of Mount Olive, Ala; sister-in-law Louise (Thomas) Coulter of Nashville, Tenn. and several beloved nieces and nephews. Special thanks to
her precious caregivers, Peggy Yocum, Glenda Whitcomb and Mary Mabry.
Shaw was a lifetime educator in Lincoln and Boyle counties. Having taught at
Junction City, Stanford High School and Lincoln County High School, she was an
and well-respected leader both in the classroom and throughout the state of Kentucky. As a teacher her expertise was in Latin and English. At Stanford High School, she was Senior
Class Sponsor and while teaching at Lincoln High School she served as chairperson of the Language Arts Department and Senior Sponsor. She was always passionate about making
a difference in the lives of her students.
leadership abilities were recognized as she served in many educational
organizations, such as president of Lincoln County Teachers Association,
president of KEA, and Delta Kappa
Gamma. Following her retirement she remained active in education. She was a diligent worker, always striving to improve educational opportunities for students. She served on the
Lincoln County School Board, and served as president of Lincoln Co. Retired Teachers Assoc., and Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. She traveled throughout the state of
Kentucky stressing the need for education and emphasizing the importance of life-long learning. She also remained active in numerous civic organizations in Lincoln County.
was an active member of Christian Church in Crab Orchard, Ky. She enjoyed
serving her lord and her church by being pianist and organist, Sunday School
teacher, and church treasurer.
Shaw influenced many lives, not only as a classroom teacher, but as a teacher of
strong Christian faith. She was her students’ mentor and confidant. To those
fortunate to know Virginia Shaw, she was a wonderful friend who will always be loved and deeply missed.
will be held at McKnight Funeral Home in Crab Orchard, Ky. on Friday, November
11, 2011, from 4-8 p.m.
Celebration of Life service will be held at Crab Orchard Christian Church on
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in Crab Orchard
Monday, November 28, 2011 - W. L. Pruitt
Funeral Home Notice
SHORT, Calvin Mitchell
August 28, 1927 -
November 28, 2011
Mitchell Short, 84 of Hustonville, died Monday, November 28, 2011. Born August
28, 1927 on Carpenter’s Creek in Casey County, he was the husband of Patricia
Short and the son of the late Jeff and Lillie Short. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
served in the U.S. Army and was a lifelong farmer and member of the Hustonville
Christian Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and finding Indian rocks and old
marbles in the fields.
Calvin was the youngest of three children, preceded in death by his sister, Lyda S. Seay and his brother, James Hampton Short.
include a daughter, Deborah (Jack) Bosley of Danville, and two sons, Jefferson
M. Short and Frederick V. (Brenda Gail) Short, both of Hustonville. He had
three grandchildren, Nicole LeFevers, Patricia (Justin) Jarnagin and Lucas E. Short, and two great-grandchildren, Cole and Charlie Jarnagin.
is 10:00-11:30 am, Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home with service following
at 11:30 am by Rev. Don Burton. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Lucas E. Short, Hunter Young, Justin Jarnagin, Jack Bosley, Stanley Burris and Ryan Roland. Honorary pallbearers are Edward A. Seay, Charles Ferguson,
Bob Hicks, Billy Short, Bill Thompson, Tommy Yowell, J.L. Hoskins, Paul Adams, and Mike Spears.
Saturday, July 02, 2011 - Springfield
SLONE, Lydia P. Barlow
20, 1935 - June 27, 2011
"Pearl" age 76, was granted her angel wings on June 27, 2011. Her
final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.
She was born on
May 20, 1935 in Hustonville, KY, to the late Thomas & Sarah Barlow. She was
the youngest of 10 children, attended the Eastside Freewill Baptist Church for
Lydia truly loved
the Lord. In spite of her health issues she volunteered two days a week at
Elderly United. She was a very caring person and loved by many. Lydia is
her husband of 26 years Bob Slone, 5 children Larry Lawhorn, Bobby Joe Lawhorn, Alisa Bradshaw, Rhonda Grim and husband Glen, Dallas Wayne Gilley, 12 grandchildren,
6 great grandchildren, a special step-daughter Joyce Nokes and husband Russell, 5 step-grandchildren, and a special nephew Johnny Wayne Barlow.
Preceded in death
by her 9 siblings, and a granddaughter Adina Raines. Funeral services will be
held on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Springfield Enterprise
Baptist Church, 3501 South Urbana-Lisbon Rd., South Charleston. Rev. John Long officiating.
Hill Burial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, from
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the church. A special thank you to all the Hospice
Care ladies and Heartland of Springfield for the care and compassion you have shown to Lydia during her illness. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice of Dayton in her memory.
care of Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home, Springfield, OH
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - Advocate-
SMILEY, Opal Brown
28, 1933 - November 06, 2011
Opal Brown Smiley, 78, of Lexington, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.
Born Feb. 28, 1933, near Hustonville (Kidd’s Store), she was
the daughter of the late Luther and Maggie Vaught Brown. She attended
Hustonville High School where she
graduated as salutatorian at age 16. Growing up, she worked with her father running Kidd’s Store, a general mercantile and post office. She attended Campbellsville College and
Eastern. She worked as a secretary for state government and later for the federal government at the U.S. Army Depot. She lived in Madison, Wis., while her husband, Dr. Joe Smiley
worked on his Ph.D. in Lexington. She served as president of the PTA at James Lane Allen Elementary. Opal was a member of Gardenside Christian Church.
She was a devoted wife who enjoyed traveling with her husband
on his many tobacco-related trips, including a trip to Europe and South
American. She was preceded in death by
her husband of 50 years, Dr. Joe Smiley, and by a brother, David Brown.
Survivors include her son, David Jones Smiley of Lexington;
five brothers, Elwood (Dixie) Brown of Moreland, Charles Brown, Ervin (Minnie)
Brown and Hershel
(Pat) Brown, all of Hustonville, and Michael (Lola) Brown of Indianapolis, Ind.; three sisters, Geneva Jeffries of Hustonville, Ruby (Tony) Sewell of Nicholasville and
Brenda (J.W.) Pemberton of Danville.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. James Lynn. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scott Jeffries, Kenny Hensley, Tony Sewell, Emery Godbey and Arthur Vaught.
November 26, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger
Margaret F. Falconberry
August 12, 1941 - November 24, 2011
— Margaret Faye Smith, 70, of Somerset departed this life on Thursday, Nov.
24, 2011, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
was born Aug. 12, 1941, in Waynesburg to the late Johnnie and Mildred Hasty
Falconberry. Ms. Smith was a homemaker, wonderful mother and grandmother. She
cooking, visiting and spending time with family, working in her yard, and doing word search puzzles. She loved to help people in need. Ms. Smith was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Smith is survived by her son, Michael Smith of Somerset; a daughter, Sheila (and
Morris) Washburn of Somerset; her grandchildren, Jeramie Wayne Baker of
Brandi Caudill Fitzgerald (and Chris) of Burnside, Brittany Lee Caudill of Lancaster, Austin Paul Smith of Somerset, and Lily Hope Price of Somerset; a great-grandchild, Camden Lee
Fitzgerald; three brothers, Gary Falconberry of Crab Orchard, Larry (and Marlene) Falconberry of Somerset, and Delyn Falconberry of Tateville; and a special friend, Joyce Harris.
with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Earl Lee Meeks; two
brothers, James and Harold Falconberry; and two sisters, Marcella Cassidy and
Anna Belle Willis.
for Ms. Smith will be 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home,
1046 West Highway 80, Somerset.
service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral
Home with Brother Vola Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Double
Springs Cemetery in Waynesburg.
November 10, 2011 - W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice
May 05, 1969 - November 10, 2011
– Shannon Neal Smith, 42 of Hustonville passed away Thurs., Nov. 10, 2011.
Born May 5, 1969, he was the son of Ruby Montgomery (William) Vaught and the
Billy Neal Smith. He was a member of Charity First Church of God.
survivors include his wife, Stacy Beede Smith; 2 daughters; 3 sisters: Sharon
Caldwell, Stephanie Wilcher, and Dana Ipock all of Danville.
services will be held at 2 PM Sunday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Marvin
Hatton. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
will be Hadden Owens, Jeff Wright, Troy Qualls, Ron Dotson, Michael Wilcher, and
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - McKnight
Funeral Home Notice
SPOONAMORE, William Thomas
April 27, 1941 - December 21, 2011
Thomas Spoonamore, 70, of Stanford, passed away Wednesday, December 21st, at the
Golden Living Center. William was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky on April 27,
He was the son of the late Thomas Lawrence and Eunice (Adams) Spoonamore. He was a retired truck driver.
Include: a son, Thomas Wayne Spoonamore of Crab Orchard, a sister, Ann King of
Loraine, Ohio, a brother, James Calvin Spoonamore. Three grandchildren, Tabitha
Jeremiah & Brittany Spoonamore and one great-grandson, Jonah Broughton
addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by a son, James David
Services: 11:30 am, Friday, December 23, 2011. Burial will take place at Crab
will be after 10 am, Friday prior to funeral services at McKnight Funeral Home.
Friday, November 04, 2011 -
STEPHENSON, Elzie Jenkins
February 14, 1922
- November 02, 2011
HUSTONVILLE — Elzie Jenkins Stephenson, 89, of Hustonville, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011.
Born Feb. 14, 1922, in Kiln, Mississippi, she was the daughter
of the late Alonzo and Josephine Jenkins. After completing high school, Elzie
worked at a local jewelry store until she
decided to serve her country by joining the Women’s Army Corp where she met her future husband, the late Max C. Stephenson.
After serving their tour of duty, Elzie and Max were married in November 1945. She was a member of Hustonville Christian Church and a retired postmistress in Hustonville.
Survivors include two brothers, Edward and Cleatus Jenkins, both of Louisiana.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Shaw. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery with military rites by the U.S. Army and American Legion Post 18.
Pallbearers will be Gary and Adam Douglas and deacons of Hustonville Christian Church. Honorary pallbearers are her caregivers.
December 15, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger
TERRY, Ronald C.
June 08, 1937 - December 12, 2011
+ US Army Veteran
STANFORD — Ronald C. “Judge” Terry, 74, of Kings Mountain, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.
Born on Tuesday, June 8, 1937, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Charles Cecil and Sabra Yocum Terry. He was married to Evelyn Jenkins Terry of Kings Mountain.
Ron served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1962.
He formerly was chief deputy for Lincoln County Jail for 11
years, a guard for Northpoint, a security guard for Ephraim McDowell Regional
Medical Center for 10 years, an employee
of RC Cola for 12 years and worked at General Electric for 10 years.
He is known for being a collector of knives and an avid General Store listener. He was known as “Judge” to all his CB radio friends and loved computers.
Genealogy was his hobby. He was past master (1984) of
Waynesburg Masonic Lodge No. 328 and a member of Pleasant Point Baptist Church.
Ron spent his childhood and
went to school in the Jumbo-McKinney area.
Ron leaves behind his wife, Evelyn Terry of Kings Mountain;
daughters, Tina Marie Adams of Stanford and Brenda Terry of Lexington; a
stepson, Kenneth Correll of Kings
Mountain; a stepdaughter, Connie Waldroup of Stanford; brothers, Carlie Terry of Indianapolis, Kenneth Terry of Shelbyville and Larry Terry of Hustonville;
14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Terry; a brother, Ray Terry; and a sister, Ruby Carpenter.
Funeral services for Ron will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15,
2011, at Fox Funeral Home with Bros. Ed Bray and Gary Yocum officiating. Burial
will follow in Buffalo Springs Cemetery
with military rites by Caswell Saufley Post No. 18 of the American Legion.
Pallbearers will be Keith Terry, Brian Correll, Richard Correll, Doug Waldroup, Joey Henderson, Carl Ward, Blake Henderson and Judeau Correll.
December 29, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger
June 04, 1918 - December 28, 2011
+ US Army Veteran
CRAB ORCHARD — Leslie S. Watson, 93, of Crab Orchard, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at his home.
He was the husband of the late Jewell L. (Brown) Watson, who preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 2004.
Born June 4, 1918, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the
late William Russell and Quintella Smith Watson. He was a retired employee of
the Bluegrass Army Depot and was a veteran of
the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. Leslie was a member of Mount Zion Church of Christ.
Survivors include three sons, Gene (Carolyn) Monel, Hershel
Watson of Crab Orchard, and Daryl (Helen) Watson of Nicholasville; 10
grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 10
great-great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by a son, Larry Watson; three sisters, Elizabeth Smith, Mary Gentry and Mae Brown; and his brother, Samuel Orbin Watson.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at McKnight
Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Bro. Gerald Carter. Burial will be in Zion
Church of Christ Cemetery with military
rites by Caswell Saufley American Legion Post 18.
Pallbearers will be Jason, Heath, Kevin and Derrick Watson and Chad and Tim Smith.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at
McKnight Funeral Home.
December 26, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice
August 08, 1920 - December 25, 2011
Evelyn Watts, 91, of Crab Orchard, KY died Sunday at her
home. She was born August 8, 1920 in Mercer County, KY to the late George and
Lawson Taylor. She worked for several years as the secretary for Owen's Chevrolet in Stanford. She was a member of Drakes Creek Baptist Church and the
WMU (Women's Missionary Union).
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, J.T. Watts of
Crab Orchard, KY; a son, Barry Watts (Brenda) of Preachersville, KY; a grandson,
Troy Watts (Tonya) and
two great-granddaughters, Reece Watts and Morgan Robinson all of Preachersville, KY; she was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 pm at Spurlin
Funeral Home Stanford, funeral at 2 pm Wednesday at Spurlin Funeral Home.
Reverend Lester Tirey will be officiating.
Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Troy Watts, Terrill Lane, James
Rankin, Kenneth Hale, Buck Cooper and Jeffrey Lane; Honorary Bearers will be the
Baptist WMU and Adult Sunday School Class.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice
WEAVER, Estle Lawrence
June 01, 1953 -
December 20, 2011
Lawrence Weaver, 58 of Danville, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died Tuesday, Dec. 20,
2011. Born June 1, 1953, he was the son of the late John T. and Virgie Stevens
was a devoted, beloved and active member of Westside Community United Methodist
include his wife, Patsy Morgan Weaver of Danville; 1 daughter, Emily (Jimbo)
Neikirk of Hustonville; 2 sons: Michael and Kevin Scott Weaver, both of
1 sister, Margie Weaver Bowman of Mt. Vernon; 1 brother, Dennis Weaver of Mt. Vernon; and 6 grandchildren: Kyle, Chris, Beth, Bella, Ethan and Gracee.
was preceded in death by a brother, Billy. Services will be at 1 PM, Fri. at
Westside Community UMC by Pastor Ken Hughes with burial in Hustonville
are David Coffman, David Lawson, Mike Edminston, Jerry Wilcher, Ben Heisler,
Roger Johnson, Shane Rousey and Kent Loomer . Honorary Pallbearers are Gene
Sheene and Charles Price.
November 29, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger
August 14, 1961 - November 28,
MORELAND — Garry Dean Whitis, 50, of Gravel Switch died Nov. 28, 2011.
Born Aug. 14, 1961, he was the son of the late Lewis Earl Whitis and Rozella Carrier Hafley. He was a bricklayer.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Whitis; two sons, Brian
and Shelby Jordan of Gravel Switch; a daughter, Melody (Travis) Allen of
Lebanon; a brother, Barry Whitis of Gravel Switch; two
sisters, Patty Hafley and Kim Mills; and a granddaughter, Jada Allen.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Cathy Douglas; and brother, Bobby Whitis.
The service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.
[See File # 69 Obituaries for Bobby Lewis Whitis and File # 21 for Rose Z. Young Hafley]
November 08, 2011 - W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice
May 30, 1959 - November 08, 2011
Brian Earl Wilson, 52 of Stanford died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011.
Born May 30, 1959, he was the son of the late Earl Wilson and Gloria Franks
Biggerstaff. He was a
member of Fairview Baptist Church.
He is survived by his 2 sisters, Pamela J. Davidson of Whitley
City and Julia Stringer of Burnside; 2 nieces; 2 nephews and several aunts,
uncles and cousins. A private
Memorial Service was held. Guestbook available at www.wlpruitt.co
November 12, 2011 - Fort Wayne Newspaper
WRIGHT, Velma J. Moore
Velma Jean (Moore) Wright, 73, of Fort Wayne, went home to be
with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. Born May 19, 1938, at the family farm
in Lincoln County, Ky., she
was the daughter of the late Herbert Elwood and Lucy Bell (Campbell) Moore. She graduated from McKinney High School and moved to Cincinnati Ohio to work as a long distance
operator in 1956; where she met her future husband, Jackie D. Wright of New Castle, Ind.
They were married on March 22, 1957 in Cincinnati. Velma
currently resided in Fort Wayne. She is survived by five siblings, Elizabeth
Joann (Jerry Smith) of Hustonville, Ky.,
Lowell Thomas (Betty) and Harlow Wayne, both of McKinney, Ky., and Harold Dean (Thelma) of Stanford, Ky.; children, Jackie Lynn (Layne Christlieb) and Leslie Karen
(Richard Miller); grandchildren, Samantha Nicole (Carl Doerfler) of Chicago, Ill., Nickolas D. (Tiffany) Sharin of Fort Wayne, Amanda Jean (Shawn Baney), Corporal Luke G.
(Latrisha) Sharin U.S.M.C. of North Carolina, Joseph D. (Lindsay) Miller of Cygnet, Ohio, and Jacob T. (Whitney) Sharin of Fort Wayne; step-grandchildren, Shawn (Emily)
Sharin of Fort Wayne, Shane Christlieb and Alyssa Christlieb, both of Churubusco. She was also blessed with 11 great-grandchildren; and 4 step-great-grandchildren;
13 nephews; and seven nieces.
She was preceded in death by a brother, William Alonzo;
sister-in-law, Jane Sears Moore; and great-grandchild, Henry Doerfler.
"Velma enjoyed being surrounded by her family.
She was known as 'Granny', 'Big Gran', and 'GG' to all her grandchildren and most of their friends. She possessed a loving heart and kind soul to all she met. She was a strong
woman who suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 45 years. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Waynedale Baptist Church, 633 Lower Huntington Road,
with viewing one hour prior. Calling also from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave. Burial at Prairie
Grove Cemetery on Old Trail Road.
November 17, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger
August 12, 1924 - November 16, 2011
+ US Army, WWII Veteran
CRAB ORCHARD — John William “Bill” Zwahlen, 87, of Ottenheim died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.
Bill was the husband of Edith Harris Zwahlen, whom he married on March 5, 1953.
Born Aug. 12, 1924, in the Halls Gap Community of Waynesburg,
he was a son of the late Samuel Zwahlen Jr. and Margaret Schlappi Zwahlen. Bill
worked as a dairy farmer and was a
veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Stanford..
Survivors Include his wife of 58 years, Edith Zwahlen of
Ottenheim; two sons, William “Billy Ray” (Mary) of Richmond and Jerry Wayne
(Susanne) of Ottenheim; a sister, Marie Stevens
of Lancaster; a grandson, Joey (Liz) of Lexington; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Zwahlen (David) of Richmond; and great-grandson, Zachary Logan Allen Zwahlen.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Lillian Margaret Zwahlen, and three brothers, Frank, Alfred and Walter Zwahlen.
Pallbearers will include Joey Zwahlen, David Harris, Timothy and Matthew Sneed, Jim May and Dale Osterman.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at McKnight Funeral Home
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at McKnight
Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dan Gutenson and Bro. Gary King officiating.
Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens
with military rites by the Caswell Saufley American Legion Post 18 of Stanford.