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Lincoln County, KY Obituaries File #85

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.   

ALLEN, Cecil Earl

BALLARD, Roxie L. Johnson BLACKABY, William


CARNEY, Rozella B. Morgan CARPENTER, Mattie Peyton

CARTER, Jesse C.

CURRY, Dr. Bradford DeBORD, James Lee

DISNEY, Mae N. Durham

DOWELL, Linda Saylor EDWARDS, Ella M. Baker

GANT, Mae F. Ross

HALE, Connie Davis HARRIS, Wallace

HENDERSON, Alma Bradley

HOSKINS, Dr. Josiah HUBBARD, Rev. Willie M.

HURT, James Madison, Sr.

HUTCHISON, Maggie Singleton JOHNSON, Mike

LAKE, Donald Edward

LEIGH, Lucille Timberlake LIVENGOOD, Doris K. Taylor

MARLOW, Edgar, Jr.

McELFRESH, Mary Mattingly MUCKER, Charles H., Sr.

MULLINS, Ramona R. Coffman

NAPIER, Francis Denney POLSTON, Minnie E. Smith

PROFFITT,    James D.


RICHEY, Frances Meadows

ROBERTSON, Marie C. Elliott SALLEE, John W., III

SCHROYER, Janie F. Watkins

SHACKELFORD, Kevin E. SHAW, Virginia Lester

SHORT, Calvin Mitchell

SLONE, Lydia P. Barlow SMILEY, Opal Brown

SMITH, Margret Falconberry

SMITH, Shannon Neal SPOONAMORE, William Thomas

STEPHENSON, Elzie Jenkins

TERRY, Ronald C. WATSON, Leslie S.

WATTS, Evelyn Taylor

WEAVER, Estle Lawrence WHITIS, Garry Dean

WILSON, Brian Earl

WRIGHT, Velma Moore ZWAHLEN, John William



Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice  

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] 


October, 2011 - Bustards Funeral Home Notice

BALLARD, 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 time.

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 high. 
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.



Friday, 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

C.W. 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.

Survivors 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.

He was preceded in death by; his son, Charles Wayne Wren, two brothers, Raymond C. & Ernest Brock, two sisters, Eula Todd & Nancy Crank.

Services at 1PM, Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Crab Orchard Pentecostal Church. Officiating services are Ministers; Bro. Walter Bowling & Bro. Donald King.

Pallbearers include; James, Terry & Mason Bowling, Shane & Gary Wren & Billy McMahan.

Burial will take place at Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery.


Thursday, September 29, 2011 - Purse Funeral Home Notice, Tecumseh, MI

CARNEY, Rozella B. Morgan

November 06, 1922 - September 28, 2011

TECUMSEH, 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.



Friday, 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 News, Liberty  

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 Home Notice  

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.


Monday, October 31, 2011 - Chipley Bugle - Chipley, Florida

Published  in Washington County News and Holmes County Times

DeBORD, James Lee

June 29, 1916 -  October 30, 2011

Mr. James Lee DeBord, age 95, of Bonifay, passed away October 30, 2011 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City.

He was born June 29, 1916 in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, to the late Charles DeBord and Forna Brumitt DeBord.

He 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.

Mr. 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.

Funeral 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.

Interment will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 3, at Andalusia Memorial in Andalusia, AL, with Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay directing.



Thursday, November 10, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

DISNEY, Mae Nacibel Durham

September 03, 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 - Advocate-Messenger  

DOWELL, Linda Saylor  

December 01, 1947 - November 18, 2011

CRAB ORCHARD — Linda Saylor Dowell, 63, widow of Gary Dowell, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at home.

Linda 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.

Survivors 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.

In 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.

Funeral 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 - Advocate-Messenger  

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 Edwards, 
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 Sue 
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.


Friday, December 24, 2011 - Smith-Jackson Funeral Home Notice

GANT, Mae F. Ross

March 07, 1934 - December 17, 2011

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 - Advocate-Messenger  

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.


Sunday, October 16, 2011 - News- Gazette, IL

HARRIS, Wallace

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.


Monday, December 19, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

HENDERSON, 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.


Thursday, September 29, 2011 - McKnight Funeral Home Notice

HOSKINS, Dr. Josiah

June 18, 1924 - September 29, 2011

+ US Army, WWII

Dr. 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 Josiah 
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.

He 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 as a 
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.

Survivors 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.

Preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Day.

Active 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.

Place of Service: Crab Orchard Christian Church

Minister: Dale Hunt, Minister of Crab Orchard Christian Church.

Place 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 Melvin

September 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.


Monday, December 12, 2011 - W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

HURT, 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]


Friday, January 05, 1906 - Interior Journal

Hutchison, Maggie Singleton

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 and 
death of our dear daughter, Maggie Hutchison. May God bless them all.

John A. and Mary Singleton, Kingsville.

Maggie is buried at Pleasant Point Cemetery, wife of Daily Hutchison.



Wednesday, August, 04, 2004 - Preston-Prewitt Funeral Home Notice  


August 29, 1956 - August 02, 2004

JOHNSON, 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 officiating. 
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.



Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

LAKE, Donald Edward

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.



Thursday, November 17, 2011 - W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

LEIGH, Lucille F. Timberlake

September 04, 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, the 
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.


Wednesday, November 22, 2011- Advocate-Messenger

LIVENGOOD, 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.


Thursday, December 29, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

MARLOW, Edgar, Jr.

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.



Friday, December 24, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger  

McELFRESH, Mary Mattingly  

April 02, 1933 - December 22, 2011

Mary McElfresh, 78, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.

She 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.

Funeral 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 - Advocate-Messenger  

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.


Monday, November 14, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

MULLINS, Ramona R. Coffman

November 13, 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 beloved granddaughter 
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.



Monday, November 07, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

NAPIER, Frances Denney

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 Home Notice  

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 - Advocate-Messenger  

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.


Saturday, 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.



Friday, December 16, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

RICHEY, Francis Meadows

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.


Thursday, December 08, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

ROBERTSON, 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- Messenger  


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 
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 Herald-Leader  

SCHROYER, Janie Flanery Watkins  

July 20, 1936 - April 19, 2010 

SCHROYER Janie Flanery, 73, widow of Andrew Perry Schroyer, Jr, departed from this life Mon, April 19, 2010.

Born 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.  

Additional 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  


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 Shackelford Jr., 
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

CRAB ORCHARD - Virginia Lester Shaw, 95, went to her eternal home in heaven on Nov. 3, 2011.

She 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.

She is survived by daughter Ellen (Don) Olvey of Odenville, Ala; granddaughters Emily (Jim) Cazola and Katie (Carey) Tuck; great-grandchildren Caleb, Dawson and Eli Cazola, 
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.

 Virginia 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 outstanding 
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.

Her 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.

Virginia 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.

Virginia 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 who were 
fortunate to know Virginia Shaw, she was a wonderful friend who will always be loved and deeply missed.

Visitation will be held at McKnight Funeral Home in Crab Orchard, Ky. on Friday, November 11, 2011, from 4-8 p.m.

A 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 Cemetery.



Monday, November 28, 2011 - W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice  

SHORT, Calvin Mitchell  

August 28, 1927 - November 28, 2011 

Calvin 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 Vincent 
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.  

He 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.  

 Survivors 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.  

 Visitation 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 News-Sun  

SLONE, Lydia P. Barlow  

May 20, 1935 - June 27, 2011  

SLONE, Lydia "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 many years. 

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 survived by 
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.

Entombment Rose 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.

Arrangements in care of Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home, Springfield, OH 


Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - Advocate- Messenger  

SMILEY, Opal Brown  

February 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.


Saturday, November 26, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

SMITH, Margaret F. Falconberry

August 12, 1941 - November 24, 2011

SOMERSET — Margaret Faye Smith, 70, of Somerset departed this life on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

She 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 enjoyed 
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.

Ms. Smith is survived by her son, Michael Smith of Somerset; a daughter, Sheila (and Morris) Washburn of Somerset; her grandchildren, Jeramie Wayne Baker of Somerset, 
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.

Along 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.

Visitation for Ms. Smith will be 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Highway 80, Somerset.

Funeral 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.


Friday, November 10, 2011 - W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

SMITH, Shannon Neal

May 05, 1969 - November 10, 2011

Moreland – 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 late 
Billy Neal Smith. He was a member of Charity First Church of God.

Other survivors include his wife, Stacy Beede Smith; 2 daughters; 3 sisters: Sharon Caldwell, Stephanie Wilcher, and Dana Ipock all of Danville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Sunday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Marvin Hatton. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Hadden Owens, Jeff Wright, Troy Qualls, Ron Dotson, Michael Wilcher, and Larry Bryant


Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - McKnight Funeral Home Notice  

SPOONAMORE, William Thomas  

April 27, 1941 - December 21, 2011

William 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, 1941. 
He was the son of the late Thomas Lawrence and Eunice (Adams) Spoonamore. He was a retired truck driver.

Survivors Include: a son, Thomas Wayne Spoonamore of Crab Orchard, a sister, Ann King of Loraine, Ohio, a brother, James Calvin Spoonamore. Three grandchildren, Tabitha Broughton, 
Jeremiah & Brittany Spoonamore and one great-grandson, Jonah Broughton

In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by a son, James David Spoonamore.

Funeral Services: 11:30 am, Friday, December 23, 2011. Burial will take place at Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 10 am, Friday prior to funeral services at McKnight Funeral Home.


Friday, November 04, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger  

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.


Thursday, 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.


Thursday, December 29, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

WATSON, Leslie S.

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. 


Monday, December 26, 2011 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

WATTS, Evelyn Taylor

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 Bessie 
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 Drakes Creek 
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 

Estle 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 Weaver.

He was a devoted, beloved and active member of Westside Community United Methodist Church.  

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Morgan Weaver of Danville; 1 daughter, Emily (Jimbo) Neikirk of Hustonville; 2 sons: Michael and Kevin Scott Weaver, both of Danville; 
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.  

He 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 Cemetery.  

Pallbearers 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.



Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

WHITIS, Garry Dean

August 14, 1961 - November 28, 2011

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]


Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

WILSON, Brian Earl

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


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.


Thursday, November 17, 2011 - Advocate-Messenger

ZWAHLEN, John William

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.