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Lincoln County, KY Obituaries File #99

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.   

BRADLEY, Elizabeth Sharlene Case

BROWN, Christine Caudill BROWN, Ernest H.
BROWN, Teresa A. VonLinger BUTT, Maxine Sandusky CAMPBELL, Robert Filmore

CARMACK, Delores Jean Todd

CUMMINS, Donna Gail Kidd CUTTER, Robert Gene, Jr.
DENHAM, William Earl DENNEY, Doris Jane Bailey DENNY, James Hobert

DORY, Janet Ann Bono

DUNN, Betty Wilson Bray DURHAM, Eleanora Anderson
ELLIS, Ruby Lee Bolin EOFF, Irene Godbey GRIFFIN, Edith Helen Nielsen

HARLOW, Madge Barnett Bailey

HEINEKEN, Anna A, Broen HENSLEY, Wayne, Sr.
HOWELL, Billy Joe JOHNSON, Virginia Woodall LEDFORD, Eva Grace

LEECE, Jessie Pauline Noland

LISSAL, Effie Morgan LUNSFORD, Barbara S. Saylor
MADDOX, Adam Keith McANINCH, Nancy Hensley McGIRR, Randy

MEADE, James Ed

MEANS, Faith Tonia MESARIS, Cody DeWane
MEYERS, Elva R. Hensley MIRACLE, Carl Edward “Ed” MITCHELL, Walter D.

MOORE, Arizona C. Salyers

NAYLOR, Danny NOAKES, Viola Mae Brock
PHILLIPS, Rocky Lee PUTTEET, Cora M. “Peggy” Blanton  ROBERTS, Lucille Scott

SALYERS, Geraldine M. Wall

SIMPSON, Carl E. SIMPSON, James Louis
SMITH, Judy C. Clements STIDHAM, Davis THOMPSON, Frankie Lee


Saturday, June 29, 2013 – W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

BRADLEY, Elizabeth Sharlene Case

October 20, 1940 – June 29, 2013

Elizabeth Sharlene Case Bradley, 72 of Moreland passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013. Born October 20, 1940 in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Pina Maddox Case.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harley Lenton Bradley, who she married August 28, 1955. Sharlene was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother. She was always willing to help someone in need with a smile on her face.

Survivors include her daughter, Jane Downey and husband, Danny, of Moreland; two grandchildren, Chris Downey and wife, Leslie of Liberty and Renee Lanigan and husband, Ryan of Moreland; and four great grandchildren: Sierra, William Thomas, Aiden and Asher.

Services will be at 1 pm, Wednesday, July 3rd at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home with burial in Hustonville Cemetery by Bro. Eric Douglas. Pallbearers are Chris Downey, Ryan Lanigan, Randy Southerland, Jeff Walls, Mike Walls and Larry Wheeler. Visitation is 5:30-8:00 pm, Tuesday.


February 08, 2013 - Morris-Hislope Funeral Home Notice

BROWN, Christine Caudill

May 10, 1925 - February 08, 2013


Christine Caudill Brown, 87, of Finneytown, Ohio, passed away on Friday February 8, 2013.

She was born on May 10, 1925 Letcher Co. KY, daughter of the late Boney and Betty Pratt Caudill. She was a retired CNA.

She is survived by two daughters, Malinda Pennington, and Janice Carter; a loving daughter-in-law, Laura Brown, eleven grandchildren,
twenty great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Brown; one son, Steve Brown; and a son-in-law, Glenn Carter, three brothers; and three sisters.

A graveside service will be held 2:30 PM on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Double Springs Cemetery in Waynesburg with Bro. Wayne Stevens officiating.

Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.


Visitation will be from 1 to 2 PM Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.


Wednesday, July 02, 2003 – Fox Funeral Home Notice

BROWN, Ernest H.

May 12, 1927 – July 01, 2003

Ernest H. Brown, 76, of Waynesburg, Ky, died July 1, at Fort Logan Hospital. He was born May 12, 1927 in Geneva, Ky. to the late Steve Willis and Dora Elizabeth (Naylor) Brown.

Brown was employed as a dockworker for 33 years at Commercial Motor Freight Company in Indianapolis until his retirement.

He was a former Member of the Glorious Church of God in Greenwood and current member of the Geneva Community Church. Brown loved working with horses.

Besides his parents, Brown was proceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Lee Brown, a son, Erniie Wayne Brown, two brothers, Toddy and Alfred K. Brown and a sister Mayme Privett.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Louise (Naylor) Brown, who he married March 25, 1948: two sons, Jimmie Ray Brown of Indeanapolis and Jeffrey Willis Brown, Sr. of Mooresville: five daughters, Mary Kathryne Smith and Debra Sue Addair, both of Indianapolis, MarilynRose Fry of Kings Mt., KyLouvetta Faye Warner of Hustonville, Ky and Paula Denise Pemberton of Stanford, Ky; brothers, Albert Vernon Brown of Hustonville and John Thomas (Tobe) Brown of Waynesburg; sisters, Emma King and Katherine Owen, both of Hustonville; 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held last Thursday (July, 03) at Fox Funeral Home, with brothers; Ed Carman, Lindsey Youcum and Billy Brown officiating.

Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.


Monday, October 05, 2009 – Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

BROWN, Teresa Ann VonLinger

June 19, 1964 – October 05, 2009

Teresa Ann VonLinger Brown, 46, of McKinney died Monday at her home. Born June 19, 1964 in Lincoln County to Gene and Carolyn Yocum VonLinger. She was a past 2nd floor receptionist at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and a member of Green River Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her husband of 29 years Lonnie Brown; a son Lonnie "Punkin" Brown (Vanessa) of Stanford, a daughter Barbara Moore (Donathan) of McKinney; her parents Gene and Carolyn VonLinger of Stanford; two brothers Lindsey Yocum (Donna) of McKinney and Albert Gene VonLinger, Jr. of Arizona; a sister Gina Leach (Barry) of Waynesburg; 3 sisters-in-law Patty Carrier, Pam Carrier and Lois Ann Wilcher; six granchildren Gunner, Faith, Zack and Kyla Moore and Keegan and Tatum Brown; 10 neices and nephews and 7 great neices and nephews; She was preceded in death by her grandparents Edith and Albert VonLinger and her mother-in-law Stella E. Brown.

Visitation will be Wednesday beginning at 6 pm at Green River Pentecostal Church, Funeral service will be Thursday at 2 pm at the Church with Brothers Rick Naylor and Mike Dixon officiating.

Casketbearers will be Shane Yocum, James and Michael Carrier, Tucker Leach, Russell, Steve and Bobby Brown and Marlan Tillett; honarary bearers will be Honey Brown, her pet, Karen Hawkins, Rose Stevens, Trina Davis, Jennie Mudd and Rita Baker.

Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford, KY.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013 – Interior Journal

BUTT, Maxine Sandusky

January 29, 1935 – June 06, 2013

Mrs. Maxine Butt, 78, of the Bee Lick Community of Rockcastle County, passed away Thursday, June 6, at the Golden Living Center in Stanford.

Born Jan. 29, 1935, in Little Rock, Ark., Maxine was a daughter of the late  Cranston and Ida Poindexter Sandusky.  She was a member of Crab Orchard Baptist Church, enjoyed the University of Kentucky Wildcats, crafts, reading, puzzle books, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a bookkeeper, a retired security officer at Rupp Arena in Lexington and the widow of William O’Bannon Butt.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers,  Thomas  and Sam Sandusky; and a grandson, Timothy Allen Taylor.

Survivors include a son, Keith Michael (Dorothy) Butt of Crab Orchard; a daughter:  Carole Ann (James) Taylor of Crab Orchard; two brothers, Ted (Bernice) Sandusky of Michigan and David Sandusky of Minnesota;  a sister,  Joyce (Jack) Griswold of Land Lake, Fla.;  four grandchildren,  Arlena M. (Jeremy) McFarland, Nicholas Wayne Butt, Breanna Lynn (Jordan) Burton, DeShonna Faye (David) Wright; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Funeral services were June 10 at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals with Bro. Dan Gutenson officiating.  Burial was in the Crab Orchard Cemetery.


Saturday, November 25, 1972 - Casey County News

CAMPBELL, Robert Filmore

May 27, 1893 – November 24, 1972
Robert Filmore Campbell, 79, of Casey Creek, died on November 24, at the Lebanon Hospital where he had been for three weeks. He was born in Boyle County on May 27, 1893, the son of Andrew and Sarah Harper Campbell
He was the father of Mrs. Ruby Douglas and Edgar Campbell, Liberty, Melvin Campbell, Lebanon; Delmer Campbell, Ohio; and Mrs. Edith Cones, Dayton, Ohio.
He was a brother of Henry and Finley Campbell, Liberty; Logan Campbell, Somerset; and Eliza Lanham, Cincinnati.
Services were held at the McKinney-Burton Funeral Home with Rev. Hugh Lee Herron officiating on Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, in Stanford.

[From the files of Bernice French Goode]


Saturday, June 15, 2013 – Fox Funeral Home Notice

CARMACK, Delores Jean Todd

Septembr 22, 1958 – June 14, 2013

Delores Jean Carmack, age 54, of Eastwood Drive in Stanford, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.  Born Monday, September 22, 1958 in Madison County, she was the daughter of Charles & Millie Hicks Todd of Hagerstown, Indiana.  Her loving husband is Sherwin Carmack of Stanford, whom she married November 1983.  She was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband and parents, Delores leaves behind one son, Clayton Carmack of Stanford; one daughter, Allison King (Kyle) of Hagerstown, Indiana; one brother, Charles Todd, Jr. (Sandy) of Hagerstown, Indiana; and two grandchildren.

Honoring Delores’ wishes, Cremation Rites have been honored.  A Memorial Service will be held 7:00PM Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Wendell Carmack officiating the service.

Visitation will be 5-7PM Wednesday at the funeral home.  Fox Funeral Home, Stanford, is entrusted with Delores’ arrangements.


Monday, February 18, 2013 - Morris- Hislope Funeral Home Notice

CUMMINS, Donna Gail Kidd

February 02, 1964 - February 18, 2013


Donna Gail Cummins, 49, of Waynesburg, Kentucky, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 at University of Kentucky Medical Center.

She was born in Broughtontown, Kentucky on February 2, 1964, daughter of the late Tom Kidd Jr. and Wanda G. Hodge Caldwell.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Henry Cummins, one son, Justin Michael Blake Cummins, one daughter, Valerie Nicole Cummins, all of Waynesburg, five brothers, Danny Kidd of Indiana, Richard Caudill, Jeremy Caldwell, Gary Caldwell and Karl Caldwell, all of Mt. Vernon, KY, two sisters, Vicki & (Dalmas) Doan and Angela Gentry, both of Mt. Vernon, KY, twenty one nieces and nephews and twenty seven great nieces and great nephews.


She was preceded in death by her father, Tom Kidd Jr., mother, Wanda G. Hodge Caldwell, step father, Jerry Caldwell, one brother, Michael Caudill and three sisters, Connie Kidd, Patricia Blevins and Michelle Bowman.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Broughtontown, KY.

Visitation will be after 10 AM Saturday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

CUTTER, Robert Gene, Jr.

December 24, 1989 - June 02, 2013

Robert Gene “Bobby” Cutter, Jr., 23, of Waynesburg passed away Sunday June 2. He was born Dec. 24, 1989 in Danville and was the son of Patricia (Steve) Hines of Waynesburg and the late Robert Gene Cutter, Sr. He worked as a mechanic.

He is survived by his fiancée, Amanda Roberts; 3 daughters, Rilee Grace Combs, Bella Gene Cutter and Jaylee “Jaylee Bug” Joseph; 3 sisters: Kimberly Cutter, Shawna Hines and Nikki Denney, all of Waynesburg and several nieces and nephews.


Services will be at 1 pm, Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Rev. Patrick Prather with burial in Highland Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Shane and Jeff Stephens, Josh Lovitt, Matt Crandall, John Banvelos, Ronnie Adams, Anthony Hall and Devon Bishop.


Friday, June 07, 2013 – W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home

DENHAM, William Earl

July 15, 1939 – June 07, 2013

William Earl Denham, 73 of Stanford passed away Friday, June 7, 2013. Born July 15, 1939, he was the son of Angie Belle Cottrell Denham of Danville and the late Walter William Denham. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Judie Marie Miracle Denham.

He had worked for Hester Motor Company and Lincoln Lumber, both of Stanford, Porcelain Metals of Louisville and was retired from Ford Motor Company (K.T.P.) in Louisville. Willie graduated from McKinney High School in 1958, was a member of U.A. W. Local 862 (Union of Auto workers), and was a retired member and captain of McKinney Area Rescue Squad. He served on the Blue Grass Community Action Board and Lincoln County 911 Board, was a member of the Cedar Creek Sportsman Club and a member of the Stanford Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Rice Denham; 2 sons: Curtis (Frankie) Denham and Doug (Nancy) Denham, both of Stanford; 3 daughters: Debbie (Vince) Staton of Casey County, Donna (Billy) Leek of Kings Mountain and Jennifer (Ricky) Gibson of Glasgow; 3 brothers: Vernon (Violet) Denham of Bullitt County, Leslie (Rosalyn) Denham of Waynesburg and Harold (Gayle) Denham of Lincoln County; 2 sisters: Joyce (James Earl) Davis of Danville and Angela Denham (and son, Will), of Danville; 13 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 pm, Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Louie Hammons and Bro. Virgil Horseman with burial at Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers are Matt Staton, Kory Ratliff, Jacob Gibson, Zachary Gibson, Ron Rogers and Wayne Hacker. Honorary pallbearers are Ned Stickler, Clyde Long, Sandy Coffman and the Dairy Queen Coffee Club.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – Central Kentucky News

DENNEY, Doris Jane Bailey

September 28, 1932 – June 10, 2013

Doris Jane (Bailey) Denney, 80, of  Crab Orchard, Ky., passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

She was the wife of the late Othmer D. Denney, who preceded her in death on January 23, 1996.

Born Sept. 28, 1932, in Brodhead, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Delver and Mary (Brock) Bailey. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

Survivors include a son, Donald R., and his wife Doris Denney, of Newport, N.C.; a daughter, Jean, and her husband, Chris Jaege,r of Grafton, Ohio; her sisters, Faye Weigan and Sue Wilson, both of Amhurst, Ohio; three grandchildren, Audrey and Christopher Denney, and Amanda West; and four great-grandchildren, Whitley and Wesley Key, Nealie West and Porter Rhoden.

In addition to her parents and husband, Doris was preceded in death by her sisters, Myrtle Petrey, Betty Johnson, Edna Plummer and Irene Bailey; and her brothers, Donald and Bill Bailey

The funeral services will be noon Thursday at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dan Gutenson officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery.


Monday, June 03, 2013 - Advocate-Messenger

DENNY, James Hobert

March 16, 1932 - June 02, 2013

+ US Army Veteran

James Hobert Denny, 81, husband of Juanita Reynolds Denny, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.

Born March 16, 1932, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late James Peyton Denny and Liza Mullins Denny. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. He retired in 1994 from Southern States with more than 30 years of service.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Survivors include his wife of 58 Years, Juanita Reynolds Denny; a daughter, Peggy Jean Denny of Stanford, Ky.; a son, Clayton Dean (Connie) Denny of Danville, Ky.; two grandchildren, Chad (Rachel) Denny and Chris (Brittany) Denny, both of Lexington; three brothers, Leroy (Ila) Denny of West Chester, Ohio, Arthur Denny of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Elbert Ray (Brenda) of Crab Orchard; and two sisters, Lucille (Winfred) Muse of Lancaster and Rosetta Braley of Brodhead.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Stella Denny; and two brothers, James Peyton Denny Jr. and Ronnie Wallace Denny.

The funeral will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Kyle Page. Burial will be in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Chad and Chris Denny, John Zinner, Jack Caldwell, Braxton Gaither and Willie Petrey.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - Central Kentucky News

DORY, Janet Ann Bono

March 03, 1933 - May 11, 2013

Janet Ann Bono Dory, 80, of Crab Orchard, died May 11, peacefully, at Fort Logan Hospital.

Born March 3, 1933, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Janet was a daughter of the late Mary  Francis (Roma) and John Robert Bono. She was a retired certified nursing assistant. She was a member of the Catholic church.

Survivors include four children, Thomas F. (Venus) Roeller, Debbie (Jackie) Long, Ronald G. (Lisa) Roeller and Duane (Suzanne) Roeller; 10 grandchildren; an aunt,  Peggy Riley; a sister-in-law,  Anna Mae Bono; cousins, Charlie (Rosemarie) Randolph, Tony (Amy) Bono and Beverly (Richard) Shaffer. She was preceded in death by a son,  John Robert Roeller; husbands, Robert Roeller and Robert Dory; and four brothers, John, Donald, Alfred and Joseph Bono.

Private family memorial services will be held.

Arrangements entrusted to McKnight Funeral Home.


Wednesday, May 14, 2003 – The Courier Journal

DUNN. Betty Wilson Bray 

Stanford -- Betty Wilson Bray Dunn, 81, Fox Funeral Home.

Published in The Courier-Journal on May 14, 2003 

Fox Funeral Home Notice  

DUNN, Betty Wilson Bray  

January 25, 1922 – May 11, 2003 

Betty Wilson Bray Dunn of Goshen Road, Stanford, KY died May 11, 2003 at Fort Logan Hospital. Born in

Pulaski County on Jan. 25, 1922, she is the daughter of John Lee Bray and Lina Alexander Bray.

Betty was a homemaker and former employee of the Palm Beach Co. and member of the Methodist church.

Married on August 3, 1957 to the late Charles Willard Dunn.

Survivors include one son, Charles William Dunn of Stanford, one daughter, Sylvia Dunn of Alexandra, VA.
Other survivors are one brother, Alfred Junior Bray of Daly City, CA., one sister Wilma Opal Bray Phelps of
Somerset, Ky., one granddaughter; Kathleen Bariola
She is preceded in death by a sister, Golda Helen Bray Taylor, and a brother, Ollie James Bray.


Pallbearers: Kenneth Ray Plummer, Robert Frank Allen, Jr., Billy Carl Morberly, John Andrew Allen,
Jerry Housen, Karl Lyle Poynter. Honorary Pallbearer, Robert Frank Allen, Sr.  

Visitation will be held Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M at Fox Funeral Home.
Graveside services at Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Friday, May 16, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. with Bro. Cecil Roundtree conducting the service.

[From the files of John David Friend] 

Monday, January 30, 2012 – Columbus Dispatch  -Update

DURHAM, Eleanora Anderson

September 08, 1916 – January 27, 2012

DURHAM Eleanora Durham, age 95 of Columbus, Ohio passed away Friday, January 27, 2012 Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Born September 8, 1916 Columbus, Ohio. Preceded in death by her husband, Ray Durham; sisters, Pauline Kennedy, Mary Acton; brothers, Harry Anderson, Freddy Anderson; sons, Donald Rich, Sr., Russell Rich, George Rich; granddaughter, Kelly Rich. Survived by sister, Angeline Pandolfo; grandchildren, Donald (Monica) Rich, Jr., Steve (Beth) Rich, Michael Rich, Cathy (Steve) Clipner, Dave (Sharon) Rich, Lewis L. Rich, William (Amber) Rich, Lewis R. Rich, Randy L. Rich, Rhonda Rich Brown, Rhonda (John) Davis, John (Vicki) Rich and Nancy Rich; numerous great grandchildren; many great great grandchildren.

Friends may call Tuesday 6-8 p.m. EVANS FUNERAL HOME 4171 E. Livingston Ave.

REPEAT – File # 88

A Memory of Life reception for family and friends of Ray, Eleanora and Don will be held Tuesday, March 13, from 6-8 p.m. at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland.
Eleanora and Ray were most recently of Ohio. Ray, husband of Eleanora, was born in Moreland. He was the son of the late Ray and Olga Mae Nicholson Durham. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force.
Ray is survived by three brothers, Sam and Russell (Betty), both of Moreland, and Horace "Rat" (Linda) of Butchertown; and two sisters, June (Buddie) Southerland of Butchertown and Dale Berns of Wake Forest, N.C. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John (Jaunita) and Nickie; and three sisters: Helen, ("Funny" Aaron) Mills, Betty Jane Maxey and Belle (Orris John of Louisville, survives) Disney. 

[See Obituary File # 88 for Eleanora Anderson Durham]

[See Obituary File # 32 for Ray Durham ]


Tuesday, June 18, 2013 – Advocate –Messenger

ELLIS, Ruby Lee Bolin

July 05, 1924 – June 15, 2013

Ruby Lee Bolin Ellis, 88, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Born on July 5, 1924 in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Nannie Jones Bolin.
Mrs. Ellis was a teacher, retired from the Casey County school system and also taught in the Danville school system. She was a proof reader and secretary to several local businesses as well as having worked for Gibson Greeting and American Greeting Card Co.
She enjoyed making quilts as well as knitting and many other crafts. She was a member of the Junction City United Methodist Church where she was a secretary of her Sunday school class and the church pianist for several years.
Survivors include several nephews, Mitch (Lavina) Ellis of Danville, Don (Donna) Turpin of New Albany and Rex (Susan) Turpin of Wisconsin; a great-nephew, Tommy (Linda) Mills; and a sister-in-law, Joan Ellis. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Ellis, and one sister, Lillie Mae Bolin King.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hustonville Cemetery.


Thursday, June 27, 2013 – Advocate-Messenger

EOFF, Irene Godbey

January 12, 1913 – June 25, 2013

Irene Godbey Eoff, 100, formerly of Eubank, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Kindred Nursing & Rehailitation in Danville.

Born Sunday, Jan. 12, 1913, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Jacob C. and Artie Durham Godbey. She was the widow of the late Chester Eoff, who preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1988.

Irene was a member of Eubank Church of Christ and attended Danville Church of Christ on Lexington Avenue for the past seven years. She was a homemaker and worked for five years as a teacher’s aide at Eubank Elementary. Irene was a member of Eubank Homemakers for more than 20 years and loved to quilt and sew in her spare time.

Irene leaves behind three daughters, Vonda Metcalf (George David) of Lexington, Artie Ann Jolly of Atlanta, Ga., and Linda Sue Dykes (Billy Banks) of Harrodsburg; a brother, Thomas L. Godbey of Mount Olive; four granddaughters, Pamela Metcalf Nolan (Chuck) of Florence, Susan Jolly (Benka Thimaiah) of Atlanta, Ga., Sheila Mullen (Robert) of Huntsville, Ala., and Sherri Lentz (Jeff) of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, William Warner, John T., and Jefferson Godbey; and a sister, Anna Sims.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home with Scott Vifquain and Dale Robins officiating the service. Burial will follow in Double Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - Monroe News, Monroe, Michigan

GRIFFIN, Edith Helen Nielsen

November 27, 1944 - December 16, 2012


Edith H. Griffin, age 68, of Huron Township, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Henry Ford Hospital in Wyandotte, Michigan.

Friends may visit in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Flat Rock Chapel on Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Rev. James Williams of the Church of God, Flat Rock will officiate the service. Cremation is to follow.

Born on November 27, 1944 in Trenton, Michigan, she was the daughter of Walter and Edith (Knaf) Nielsen. On August 24, 1961 she married Arthur Ray Griffin in Flat Rock, MI. They celebrated their 51st anniversary this year.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Vicki Lynn Griffin and brother, Bernard Nielsen.

Edith is survived by her husband, Arthur Ray Griffin Sr. of Huron Township; 5 children, Tina Marie (Ted) Hall of Betsy Layne, KY, Arthur (Sherri) Griffin Jr. of Crab Orchard, KY, Kerri Ann (Mark) Jobson of Fenton, Amie Jo (Bryan Blake) Griffin of Sunbury, PA, Jo Lynn Ann Marie (Tonya Barber) Griffin of Monroe; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, David Nielsen of AL, Don Nielsen of New Boston and Ernie Nielsen of Romulus, sister, Judy Noland of Monroe.

[See Obituary File # 8 for Vicki Lynn Griffin]


Friday, June 14, 2013 – W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

HARLOW, Madge Barnett Bailey

August 05, 1927 – June 14, 2013

Madge Barnett Bailey Harlow, 85 of Danville went home to be with the Lord on June 14, 2013 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born August 5, 1927 in Logan, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Mary Copher Barnett and Lester Campbell. She was the widow of Earl Bailey and Allen Harlow. She was preceded in death by an infant son, James Bailey and three stepsons: Bobby, Jimmy and Johnny Harlow.

Survivors include one son, Ferrell (Jeanie) Bailey of Danville; two grandchildren: Charles (Amy) Bailey of Bowling Green and Angela (Ken) Kik of Danville; one step-grandchild, Lori (Chris ) Hughes of Stanford; two great grandsons: Christopher and Cameron Davis; one great granddaughter, Kayla Renner; seven step great grandchildren: Zachary Franklin, Angel (Greg) Miller, Jaqualyn and Chestan Baker, Aaron and Matthew Kik and Aly Hughes; one step great-great granddaughter, Tori Miller.

Madge was a former employee at ABC Grill, Certified Brake, and until May of 2012, at the Boyle County Detention Center. She loved Gospel and Bluegrass Music, cooking, yard sales and embroidery. She attended Hope In Jesus Tabernacle in Hustonville.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, June 18 at 7 pm at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland, with Rev. Jeanie Bailey and Rev. Anna Byrd officiating. Visitation after 5pm, Tues.

Honorary pallbearers are Officers: Bobby Joe Potts, Danny Sallee, Brad Baker, Todd Adams, Sandy Wells, Sandy Stephens, Melissa Jones, Carol Caldwell and all remaining officers at the Boyle County Detention Center.


Sunday, June 20 1999 - Mercer Funeral Home - Valley Falls, Kansas

HEINEKEN, Anna A. Brown

August 31, 1902 - June 20, 1999

Anna A. Heineken, 96, Valley Falls, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at a nursing home in Nortonville.

She was born Aug. 31, 1902, in Crab Orchard, Ky., to Charles and Anna Turnbull Brown. She moved to Atchison County in 1910 and graduated from District No. 42 grade school.

She was a member of the Baptist Church in Valley Falls where she had been president of the Women's Missionary Society and a Sunday school teacher. After the church closed, she became a member of the United Methodist Church in Valley Falls and the Esther Circle at the church. She was a charter member of the Sunflower Home Demonstration Unit, a member of the Nicholonian Club and a former member of the U&I Club.

She married Ernest C. Heineken on Feb. 15, 1922, in Atchison. They lived on a farm northeast of Valley Falls many years until 1978 when they moved into Valley Falls. He died March 2, 1994.

Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Koons, Valley Falls; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a great-great- granddaughter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Valley Falls.

Burial will be in Nortonville Cemetery.

Relatives and friends will meet after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, 410 Frazier, Valley Falls, 66088. Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls is in charge of arrangements.


Friday, January 28, 2011 – Lake Cumberland Funeral Home Notice

HENSLEY, Wayne, Sr.

February 24, 1945 – January 27, 2011

+ U. S. Navy Veteran

Wayne Hensley Sr., 65 years of age, of Somerset, Kentucky departed this life on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at his residence.

He was born on February 24th, 1945 in Stanford, Kentucky to Nancy Hoskins McAninch and the late Benny Hensley. He served in the United States Navy, was a musician, and of the Baptist faith.

Wayne was survived by his mother and stepfather Nancy (and Carnell) McAninch of Somerset, Kentucky; one son, Wayne (and wife, Beth Ann) Hensley of London, Kentucky; one daughter, Misty Craft of London, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Ciarra Hensley, Kayne Hensley, Jacklyne Craft, and Blake Craft; two brothers, Ben (and wife, Francis) Hensley of Somerset, Kentucky and George (and wife, Shelia) Hensley of Burgin, Kentucky; one sister, Alice (and husband, Phil) Clark of Danville, Kentucky; two sisters-in-law, Kay Hensley of Stanford, Kentucky and Linda Hensley of Somerset, Kentucky; and friend and caregiver, Lige Stearns of Somerset, Kentucky.

Along with his father, Benny Hensley, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Phil Hensley and Mark Hensley.

Visitations were held on Sunday, January 30th, 2011 at 12:00 noon at the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home in Somerset, Kentucky.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 30th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Sutton officiating.

Burial followed in the Peck Cemetery in Lincoln County, Kentucky.


Thursday, June 13, 2013 – Advocate-Messenger

HOWELL, Billie Joe

January 17, 1934 – June 11, 2013

+ U. S. Army, Korea

Billie Joe Howell, 79, of Stanford, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Fort Logan Hospital.

Born Jan. 17, 1934, in Pocahontas, Tenn., he was a son of the late William and Jessie Matlock Howell.

He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War, a past member of Union 181 of Lexington, Ky., a member of American Legion Post 18, was the former owner and operator of H&G Backhoe Service, and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Brenda Tillett Howell; four sons, Bobby J. Howell of St. Amant, La., Larry D. Howell (Joyce) of Gonzales, La., Billy J. Howell Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Wayne Greer (Penny) of Stanford; four daughters; Janie Ebeling (Johnny) of Killian, La., Sue Pendarvis of Lake Martin, La., Jackie Leto (Mark) of Gonzales, La., and Tammy Lane (Mitch) of Stanford; two brothers, John D. Howell (Carolyn) and Junior Howell (Linda) both of Selmer, Tenn.; three sisters, Juanita Quartors (Virgil) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Doris Mullens (Joe Billy) and Wanda Smith (David) both of Selmer, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Peggy and Charlotte Howell, both of Selmer, Tenn.; 25 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert and Willard Howell.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Fairview Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary King and Jeremy Pope officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Lee Burton, Doug Tillett, Tim Tillett, Aaron Psimer, Jonathan Psimer and Joseph Lane. Honorary bearers will be Austin Cole, Luka Lane, Charlie Cole, Caileb Lane, Chloe Pope and Gabriel Pope.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the church.

Spurlin Funeral Home, Stanford, is in charge of arrangements.


Monday. June 24, 2013 – Advocate –Messenger

JOHNSON, Virginia Woodall

November 11, 1948 – June 22, 2013

LANCASTER  — Virginia Woodall Johnson, 64, of Lancaster, died Saturday. She was the widow of Milton Franklin Woodall.

Born Nov. 11, 1948, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Edward Lee and Anna Mullins Woodall. She was a nurse.

Survivors include two sons, Anthony Harness of Lancaster and James Harness of Ohio; a daughter, Patricia Shelton of Lancaster; her sisters, Judy Ingles of Garrard County and Helen Fraizer of Concord, N.C.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Bridget Napier of Lancaster.

Services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel. Private burial at Pentecostal Fellowship Cemetery.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013 – Central Kentucky News

LEDFORD, Eva Grace

March 25, 2013 – June 10, 2013

Eva Grace Ledford, 11-week-old daughter of Rebecca Lynn Dobbs and Robert Lee Ledford, of Stanford, died June 10, 2013. She was born March 25, 2013.

Survivors include a sister, Brooklyn Marie Ledford; maternal grandparents, Steve and Tiffany Dobbs, and Sharon and Rodney Fair; a paternal grandfather, Robbie Ledford of Stanford; and a paternal grandmother, Michele Ledford.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at New Covenant Church in Stanford with Bro. Joel Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the church.

McKnight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Tuesday, August 12, 2003 – Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home Notice

LEECE, Jessie Pauline Noland

March 05, 1913 – August 11, 2003

Jessie Pauline N. Leece, 90 of Piqua, died on Monday, August 11, 2003 at 9:50 am in Heartland of Piqua Nursing Home. She was born in Stanford, Kentucky on March 5, 1913 to the late A. V. and Ann Parks Noland. She married Alfred G. Leece on September 28, 1940 in Kentucky; he preceded her in death on September 20, 1973.

Survivors include a son Larry P. Leece of Piqua, two grandchildren Brian Leece and Jill Schneider, and three great grandchildren Olivia Leece, Luke Schneider, and Jacob Schneider. She was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

Mrs. Leece graduated from high school and attended a business college in Kentucky. She retired in 1985 from the former Allen-A Company of Piqua. She was a member of Greene Street United Methodist Church.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 10:00 am in the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Rev. James R. Christy officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.


Saturday, June 29, 2013 – Spurlin Funeral Home, Lancaster

LISSAL, Effie Morgan

B. abt 1932 – June 29, 2013

Effie Lissal, 81, of Crab Orchard KY, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. She was born to the late George ,and Lora Smith Morgan. Effie worked on the farm most of her life, and was a Home Health Caretaker for many years. She was a member of Greater life Church in Harrodsburg KY.

Also surviving a son Anthony Michael Lissal of Ohio, three daughters Wanda Campbell of Crab Orchard, Marilynn Lewis of Waynesburg, Sandra Meade(Jack) of Crab Orchard; four brothers Calvin Morgan (Pauline), Paul Morgan(Jean), Dallas Morgan, all of Crab Orchard, and Jerry Morgan(Angel) of Lancaster. Four Sisters Juanita Adams of Lancaster, Ann Tuggle(Gilbert) of Lancaster, Barbara Stinnett of Harrodsburg, and Helen Tuggle (Robbie) of Lancaster.

Also surviving thirteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. Along with her parents Effie is preceded in death by three sons, Alonzo Saylor, Barry Saylor, and Andrew Steven Lissal. Two daughters Sharlene Powell, Doris Callahan, and two brothers Michael Wayne Morgan, and Junior Morgan.

Funeral services 2 PM Monday July 1, 2013 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Bro, Randy Myers, and Bro. Coy Day officiating. Visitation 11 AM till time of service. Burial in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Cody Meade, Matthew Meade, Logan Meade, Richard Stinnett, Jerry Morgan, and Paul Morgan.


Saturday, June 01, 2013 - Advocate-Messenger

LUNSFORD, Barbara Sue Saylor

September 13, 1937 - May 31, 2013


Barbara Sue Saylor Lunsford, 75, of Crab Orchard, passed away Friday, May 31, at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. She was the wife of Melvin Lunsford.

Born Sept. 13, 1937, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Reed and Gertrude "Gert" Hopkins Saylor. Barbara Sue had worked for many years as a caregiver and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church.


Survivors Include her husband of more than 50 years, Melvin Lunsford; two sons, Eddie Lunsford and  Jason (Lanetta) Lunsford; two daughters, Tracy Rice and Robin (Billy )Napier; 13 grandchildren, Jason (Heather) Brown, Missy (Chris) Cope, Casey Crommer, Chad Bennett, Keaton Lunsford, Louis Rice, Nikki Lunsford, Amber Napier, Will Napier, Jessica Lunsford, Courtney Parker, Harley Jones and Jayden Lunsford; and five great-grandchildren, Dalton Brown, Austin Cope, Drake Cope, Haven Lunsford and Graven Northern.

Barbara Sue was preceded in death by a son, Sandy Lunsford, and a brother, Earl “Sleepy” Saylor.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Isaiah Super and Bro. Lester Tirey. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Billy Napier, Wendell Brown, Jason Brown, Bill Hawley, Austin Cope and Billy Reed Shelton.

Honorary pallbearers are Keaton Lunsford, Cecil Johnson, Bud Saylor, and Jayden and Haven Lunsford.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at McKnight Funeral Home.


Thursday, June 06, 2013 - Advocate-Messenger

MADDOX, Adam Keith

February 07, 1987 – June 04, 2013

Adam Keith Maddox, 26, of Stanford, Ky., passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Danville, Ky.

Born Feb. 7, 1987, in Danville, he was a son of Adam Troy and Rita Brown Maddox. He graduated from Lincoln County High School in 2005, attended Eastern Kentucky University and received his certification as a massage therapist from Lexington Healing Arts Academy.

He enjoyed softball and basketball, was a pitcher for the Hitmen Softball Team of the Danville Industrial League, was an avid UK basketball and Michigan football fan, and was a member of Stanford Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Adam Troy and Rita Brown Maddox of Stanford; a sister, Samantha Zinkievich (Joshua) of Omaha, Neb.; several aunts and uncles; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles Leon and Bessie Shelton Brown, and his paternal grandparents, Lester and Lela Singleton Maddox.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, at Stanford Baptist Church with the Rev. Max Hester, Greg Hancock and Andrew McGinnis officiating. Burial will be at Danville Memorial Gardens. Spurlin Funeral Home, Stanford, is in charge of arrangements.

[See Obituary File # 26 for Charles Leon Brown]


Wednesday, November 09, 2011 – Commonwealth Journal

McANINCH, Nancy Hensley

January 30, 1926 – November 08, 2011

Somerset — Nancy Hensley McAninch, 85, of the Poplarville community of Pulaski County, departed this life on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at her residence.

She was born on January 30, 1926 in Bell County, Ky., to the late Crit and Emma Peck Hoskins.  Mrs. McAninch was a member of Green River Pentecostal Church of God. She was a homemaker. Mrs. McAninch was well-known for her hand sewn quilts. She enjoyed many other crafts, including bead works.  

She is survived by her husband, Carnell McAninch, whom she married on November 1, 1971 in Harrodsburg, Ky.; a son, George (and Sheila) Hensley of Burgin, Ky.; a daughter, Alice (and Phil) Clark of Danville, Ky.; three step-daughters; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Miller of Augusta, Ga. and Roberta Patterson of Highland, Mich.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by four sons, Bennie, Wayne, Phil and Mark Hensley, and a daughter, Nancy Sue Hensley.

Visitation for Mrs. McAninch will be held on today after 12 noon at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Ky. 80, Somerset, with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m.

Brother Steve Sutton will officiate.

Burial will be in the Double Springs Cemetery in Waynesburg, Ky.

Pallbearers will be Shane Hensley, Danny Clark, Wayne Hensley, Jr., Jason Hensley, Anthony Hensley, Kinley Sims, Wendell Sims and Lige Stearns.  Honorary pallbearers will be the granddaughters.  


Wednesday, June 26, 2013 – W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

McGIRR, Randy

July 14, 1967 – June 25, 2013

Randy McGirr, 45 of Waynesburg lost his courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Born July 14, 1967, he was the son of Johnny McGirr of Holy Cross and Vivian Coffman McGirr of Moreland.

Randy was a member of the Bluegrass Horse Pulling Association and member of the New York State Horse Pulling Association and a thoroughbred race horse trainer. The horses were not only his job, but pure enjoyment in life for him. He competed in draft horse pulls, loved to ride horses with his family and coached girl’s basketball.

He is survived by his wife and soul mate, Stacey Dodge-McGirr; three daughters whom he loved dearly: Kyla, Kelsey and Kasey McGirr; one sister, Regina (Jerry) Naylor of Waynesburg; and mother and father-in-law, Buck and Betty Lou Dodge.

Services will be at 11 am, Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Rev. Rob Kernodle, Bro. Bobby Abbott and Bro. David Fralix.

Burial will be in Sandidge-McGirr Cemetery. Pallbearers are David Purvis, Shawn McCormick, Dean Heckathorn, Phillip Coffman, A.J. Simpson and Dave Estep. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Harp, Ricky King, Wayne Dodge, Daryl Russell, Keith Ledford, Odell Coley, Todd Kane and Steve Brenneman.

[Also published in the Danville Advocate-Messenger – June 26, 2013]


Tuesday, June 18, 2013 – Advocate-Messenger

MEADE, James Ed

March 27, 1932 – June 16, 2013

+ US Air Force – Korea

WAYNESBURG — James E. “Ed” Meade, 81, of Choctaw Trail in Stanford, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.

Born Sunday, March 27, 1932, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late John Henry and Ruth Calhoun Meade. His loving wife is Emma Wells Meade of Stanford, whom he married June 9, 1956.

Ed retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad and was a farmer. He was a member of Parlor Grove Baptist Church, a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran, a member of Waynesburg 328 F&AM, and a member of Oleika Shrine Temple. Ed loved U.K. Basketball and his K-9 companion, Abby.

In addition to his wife, Ed leaves behind two sons, Donald R. Meade (Gina) of Moreland and Ronald L. Meade of Somerset; two daughters, Sharon S. Meade McWhorter (Kim) of Hustonville and Debora A. Meade Lasure (Jeff) of Stanford; a brother, Charles Meade (Jo) of Washington state; three sisters, Wilma Politz of Mason, Ohio, Alma Bruner of Waynesburg and Yvonne Pruitt (Scotty) of Columbus, Ind.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a grandchild due in July 2013.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Meade; a sister, Linda Meade; and a granddaughter, Haley Michelle Lasure.

A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Mullins officiating the service. Burial will follow in Parlor Grove Cemetery, with full military rites performed by Caswell-Saufley Post No. 18 of the American Legion.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a Masonic service beginning at 8 p.m.

Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home, Waynesburg, is entrusted with Ed’s arrangements.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013 – Advocate-Messenger

MEANS, Faith Tonia

August 10, 1975 – June 24, 2013

CRAB ORCHARD — Faith Tonia Means, 37, of Stanford, passed away Monday, June 24, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 10, 1975, in Garrard County, Ky., she was the loving daughter of Donald and Patsy Ann Lamb Means of Stanford. She was a member of Danville Church of God.

Other survivors include a brother, Donald V. Means; a special niece, Andrea Grace Means; a special nephew, Donald V. “D.J.” Means Jr.; a special aunt, Helen Saylor; and several other special aunts and uncles. She leaves behind her loyal dog, Ginger Bell.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Danville Church of God officiated by Bro. Bryan Montgomery. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Anthony, Mark and Tim Saylor, Danny Dale and Peewee Lamb, and John T. Sowder.

Honorary pallbearers will be Juanita Pettit, Penny Lamb, Angela Martin, Tennille Johnson, Malinda Manning, Chris Lamb, Tracey Lunsford and Ashley Walton.


Saturday, December 22, 2012 - Morris-Hislope Funeral Home Notice

MESARIS, Cody DeWane

November 15, 1996 - December 21, 2012

Cody DeWane Mesaris, 16, of Waynesburg, Kentucky, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012.

He was born in Fayette County, Kentucky on November 15, 1996, son of Shelia McAninch Mesaris and the late Timothy Robert Mesaris. He was a sophomore at Lincoln County High School and worked for McAninch Dairy. He was a member of FFA and Eubank Church of Christ. Cody was an honor roll student, loved hunting, fishing, four wheeling, all sports and being outdoors.


He is survived by his mother, Shelia Mesaris of Waynesburg, sister, Rachel & (Chris) Pivonka of Nicholasville, KY, maternal grandparents, Janis and Gertrude McAninch of Waynesburg, paternal grandmother, June Mesaris of Princeton, KY, aunts and uncles, Janice and Larry McAninch, Tony Mesaris and Todd Mesaris.


He was preceded in death by his father, Timothy Robert Mesaris and paternal grandfather, Joseph Mesaris.

Visitation will be after 11 AM Monday, December 24, 2012 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 1 PM Monday, December 24, 2012 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Barry Lee officiating.

Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Sunday, March 13, 2011 - Memorial Networks

MEYERS, Elva R. Hensley

February 10, 1922 - March 12, 2011

Elva R. Meyers, 89, of Connersville, died Saturday morning, March 12, 2011, at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis.
Elva was born in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, February 10, 1922, to Christopher Columbus and Anna Saylor Hensley and moved to Connersville as a child with her family. On February 25, 1940, she was married in New Salem, Rush County, to Robert F. Meyers who died April 6, 1999. They resided in Glenwood for 22 years before moving to Connersville.

Elva was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. During the war, she was employed at REX Manufacturing and later worked for several years at Ford. Elva enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, gardening and fishing.
Elva is survived by her son: Robert C. Meyers of Tamarac, Florida and his fiancé, Nancy Shoul and her daughter, Molly; a granddaughter: Rachel Meyers of Coral Springs, Florida; one great-granddaughter: Jordon Ashley Patton; three siblings: Rev. Kenneth Hensley of Mabank, Texas, Malissia Thomson of Washington state; Uyvonna Hayes and her husband, Amos of Bloomington; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Elva was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years; an infant daughter: Maureen D. Meyers; four sisters: Myrtle Cheatham, Minnie O. White, Vivian Opal, Virginia Hubbell; three brothers: Ulysses, Quenton and Kermit Hensley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, with Pastor John Reynolds of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday where memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, visit


January 10, 2001 – Lexington Herald-Leader, KY

MIRACLE, Carl Edward “Ed”

STANFORD -- Carl Edward "Ed" Miracle, 58, Lancaster, formerly of Stanford, employee of Matsushita Corp. in Danville, husband of Cleo Miracle, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Spurlin Funeral Home, Stanford. Visitation 5-9 p.m. today.

Burial in Robbins Cemetery, Lincoln County, KY


Sunday, September 10, 1995 - Orlando Sentinel, FL


June 16, 1928 - September 09, 1995

+ US Army Air Corps, Korea

WALTER D. MITCHELL, 67, Montague Place, Orlando, died Saturday, Sept. 9. Mr. Mitchell was a retired dispatcher for Central Florida Lincoln-Mercury dealership. Born in Waynesburg, Ky., he moved to Central Florida in 1954. A member of Powers Drive Baptist Church, he also belonged to the Early Ford Club of America.

He was an Army Air Corps veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: wife, Betty J.; sons, Bob, Gary, both of Orlando; daughters, Debra Thomas, Sharon, both of Orlando; brothers, Kenneth, Amos, both of Waynesburg, Edward, Cincinnati; sisters, Edith Cooper, Cincinnati, Helen Hamilton, Waynesburg, Barbara Mullins, Spartanburg, S.C.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, Winter Park.

[Mother listed on Birth Index as Lula Padgett]-Buried at Glen Haven Memorial Park & Mausoleum]


Wednesday, June 19, 2013 – Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

MOORE, Arizona C. Salyers

May 27, 1950 – June 18, 2013

Arizona Christine "Chris" Moore, 63, of Stanford, KY passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Danville, KY. She was born May 27, 1950 in Stanford, KY to the late Lloyd and Mae Wall Salyers. She was a former nurse for Charleston Healthcare in Danville, KY and was a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years; William "Junebug" Moore of Stanford, KY, two sons; Timothy Marlow (Teresa) of Dalton, GA, and Lincoln Marlow of McKinney, KY, two daughters; Regina Moore (Billy Joe), and Teresa Bell both of McKinney, KY, six grandchildren; Logan Marlow, Jessica Stanley, Machala Bell, J.W. Bell, David Strevels, and Chris Strevels (Victoria), and seven great-grandchildren; Abby Strevels, Casey Strevels, Tucker Strevels, Emily Stanley, Daniel Stanley, Katie Stanley, Kaylee Griffin, and was expecting her eighth great-grandchild; Adavia Strevels. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be Friday, June 21, 2013 from 5-9pm. Funeral service will be Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 2pm with Reverend Greg Powell officiating. Both services will be held at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel (Stanford). Burial will be in Salyers Cemetery. Casket bearers are: Travis Griffin, James "Wackey" Singleton, Josh Gerkey, Scott Gifford, Mitch Hill, Roger "Buffalo" Carrier, David Strevels, and Ed Sears. Honorary bearers will be: Billy Hill, Jason King, Vinnie Sears, Scotty Hill, and Randall Lane Hart.


Saturday, June 01, 2013 - Advocate-Messenger


October 20, 1945 - May 30, 2013


STANFORD — Danny "Wild Bill" Naylor, 67, of Liberty, died Thursday.

Born Oct. 20, 1945, in McKinney, he was a son of the late Isaac and Effie Moore Naylor. He was a former employee of Wal-Mart.

Survivors include two sons, Doug and Dale Naylor; both of Ohio; a daughter, Marina Evans of Hampton, VA.; six brothers, Raymond, Jim, Owen, Vernon and 
Tommy Naylor, and Walter Terry; three sisters, Jewell Wells, Elizabeth Tillett and Margie Robertson; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Spurlin Funeral Home. Burial will be in McKinney Cemetery.


Friday, June 07, 2013 – Central Kentucky News

NOAKES, Viola Mae Brock

July 23, 1920 – June 06, 2013

Viola Mae Brock Noakes, 92, of Crab Orchard, passed away Thursday, June 6, at her home. She was the widow of Richard Pruitt Noakes.

Born July 23, 1920, in Lincoln County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Carl and Julie Anderson Brock. She was a member of Union Chapel Holiness Church.

Survivors include three sons, Jesse and John Noakes, both of Crab Orchard, and Jim Noakes of Eubank; a sister, Pearl Crank, of Harrison, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; several 
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Viola was preceded in death by a son, Jackie Noakes; a daughter, Shirley Simpson; her brothers, Ernest and C.W. Brock; and her sisters, Eula Todd and Nancy Crank.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Zion Church of Christ Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6  p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013, at McKnight Funeral Home.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013 – Advocate-Messenger


August 16, 1957 – June 24, 2013

Rocky Lee Phillips, 55, of Double-O-Lane in Stanford, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at his residence.

Born Friday, Aug. 16, 1957, in Stanford, he was a son of Roberta Lane Phillips of Stanford and the late Wheeler “OO” Phillips. His loving wife of 29 years is Paula Todd Phillips of Stanford.

Rocky was a general laborer and a collector of many things.

In addition to his wife and mother, Rocky leaves behind a daughter, Tabitha Nicole Phillips (Scott Elliott) of Stanford; two brothers, Jayme Phillips (Crystal) and Rodman Phillips, both of Stanford; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Fox Funeral Home with Jayme Phillips and Bro. Kerry Jones officiating the service. Burial will follow in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Mobley, Brian Mullins, Donnie Smith, David Terry, Mike Terry, Earl Terry and Dennis Douglas. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Adams, Elvin Spears, Mitch Fitzpatrick, Jason Mounce and Dr. Duncan.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the funeral home

Fox Funeral Home, Stanford, is entrusted with Rocky’s arrangements.


Saturday, June 29, 2013 – Advocate-Messenger

PUTTEET, Cora M. “Peggy” Blanton

November 18, 1915 – June 27, 2013

STANFORD — Cora Marie “Peggy” Putteet, 97, of Carrollton, Tex., passed away Thurs., June 27, 2013.

Born Nov. 18, 1915, in Richardson, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Dora and Mary McCurry Blanton. She was the widow of Raymond Putteet, a retired librarian and a member of Stanford Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Lou Putteet Williams (Ronald) of Tucson, Ariz.; one daughter-in-law, Mary Jean Putteet of Carrollton, Tex.; two sisters, Pauline Hacker of Fairfield, Ohio, and Betty Jacobs (Eullas) of Russell Springs; two grandchildren, Ronnie Ray Williams (Susan) of Tucson, Ariz., and Randall Williams (Diane) of Ocean Springs, Miss.; three great-grandchildren, Jonathan Williams, Kandyce Williams and Sienna Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, R.B. Putteet; three brothers, Edward, John, and Charles Blanton; and two sisters, Myrtle Sanders and Linda Pearlman.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tues., July 2, 2013, at Spurlin Funeral Home. Rev. Greg Powell will officiate. Burial will be in Parlor Grove Cemetery, Waynesburg.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Ohio

ROBERTS, Lucille Scott

April 18, 1924 - March 11, 2013

Lucille Roberts, 88 years of Hillsboro, died Monday, March 11, 2013 at Heartland of Hillsboro.

She was born in Crab Orchard, Kentucky on April 18, 1924, the daughter of the late Everett G. and Locie (Brown) Scott. Beside her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Oris Roberts on February 19, 1996; one son, Jerry Wayne Roberts; one granddaughter, Missy Adkins; two brothers, Amos Scott and Kenneth Scott.

Lucille was a member at Hillsboro Bible Baptist Church, worked at Burger Chef in Evandale for several years and retired from Standard Textile.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathy (Rick) White of Sardinia, one sister, Sally R. Wilson of Fairfield, four grandchildren, Jeff (Kim) Roberts, Steve (Karly) White, Karrie (Joe) Hames, Jerry "JT" Roberts and twelve great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M on Thursday March 14, 2013 at the Hillsboro Bible Baptist Church with Dr. Dan Lamb officiating. Graveside service will be held 2:30 P.M. Thursday at Rest Haven Memorial Park, 10209 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH.

Friends may call from 9:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. at the Hillsboro Bible Baptist Church.

Thompson Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Donations may be made to Hillsboro Bible Baptist Church, 8080 State Route 124, Hillsboro Ohio 45133


Friday, May 31, 2013 - Advocate -Messenger

SALYERS, Geraldine Mae Wall

April 13, 1936 – May 29, 2013


LIBERTY — Geraldine Mae Salyers, 77, of Yosemite, died Wednesday.

Born April 13, 1936, in Humphrey, she was a daughter of Delta Elliott Wall of Waynesburg and the late Cyrus Wall. She was the widow of James Salyers.

Other survivors include a daughter, Kathy Weddle; three sons, Anthony Salyers, James Salyers and Eric Salyers; a son-in-law, Herb Todd; eight grandchildren; five great- and two step-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Sherril, Glenn, Lee and J. C. Wall; and sisters, Nora Wall and Janet Foley.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Todd.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olive Christian Church.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. Saturday at Bartle Funeral Home and after 1 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Burial at Saylers Cemetery.

[See Obituary File # 71 for Sherry Salyers Todd]


Saturday, June 01, 2013 - Advocate -Messenger


September 02, 1945 - June 01, 2013

Carl E. Simpson, 67, of Hustonville died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home, Moreland.

W. L Pruitt Funeral Home Notice

Carl E. “Flop” Simpson, 67 of Hustonville passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013. Born Sept. 2, 1945, he was the son of the late Gipson Simpson and Mary Brown Terrell.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Donnie Simpson. Survivors include his wife, Edith Ross Simpson; daughter, Deidre Simpson; step-daughter, Norma Ingle; grandson, Dustin Ingle; Matty Sinkhorn, who he loved like a granddaughter; and his best friend, Darrell Johnson.

Services will be at 1 pm, Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Harold Harness with burial in Danville Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Ray Ross, Dustin Ingle, Glen “Bub” Williams, Koty Carey and Lee Belcher. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Mark Spurlin and Dr. Mark Brunner.


April 25, 2012 - McKinney-Brown Funeral Home

SIMPSON, James Louis

November 12, 1939 - Aug 25, 2012

+ US Marine Corps Veteran, Korea - Vietnam

James Louis Simpson, Sr., 72, of Pittsboro, NC passed away at The Laurels, Saturday, August 25th, 2012. He was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, on November 12, 1939, to the late Jesse James Simpson and Dorothy Tapscott. A U.S. Marine through and through, Mr. Simpson honorably served his country in Korea and was with the 1st Marine Corps Strike in Vietnam.

After the war, he attended Berkley and became a Master Mechanic & Welder. He is survived by his sons, James L. Simpson, Jr., of Jacksonville, FL., Johnny L. Simpson, Sr., of Gonzales, LA, & Jeffrey L. Simpson, also of Jacksonville, FL; his daughters, Joanna S. Guido, of Pittsboro, NC, Judith S. Carter, of Virginia Beach, VA, & Jacqueline S. Erbach, of Manhattan, KS; his grandchildren, James L. Simpson, III, David A. King, Amanda J. Simpson, Johnny L Simpson, Jr., Jennifer K. Erbach, Brittany S. Erbach, Sadie L. Simpson, Matthew P. Carter, James W. Erbach, & Hannah M. Simpson; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside memorial services for Mr. Simpson will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Tapscott Cemetery with military funeral honors by the Casey County Funeral Squad and the US Marines Honor Guard. There will be no visitation. Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.


August 20, 2012 – Sentinel- News

SMITH, Judy C. Clements

June 08, 1961 – August 17, 2012

LINCOLN COUNTY - Judy C. Smith, age 51, passed away Friday, August 17, 2012 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was born June 8, 1961 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky to the late Carroll and Pauline Jones Clements and was the wife of Brent C. Smith. Mrs. Smith was a member of Bagdad Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed cats, playing cards, listening to music, and riding motorcycles.

 She was a wonderful cook, a great friend, and met her husband, Brent, at a softball game when they were very young. They both continued to enjoy playing softball for many years. Judy and Brent were married for over 31 years and she is also survived by two sons, Phillip R. Smith of Louisville and Eric R. Smith of Lincoln County, a grandson Braylin C. Pennington, brothers, Gary Clements (Kathy) of Louisville, Dean Clements (Tammy) of Shelby County, a sister P.J. Whiddon (Mike) of Shelby County, and many nieces and nephews.

 In accordance with Judy's wishes, the family has chosen cremation with a Celebration of Life Service at 5PM Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Preston Pruitt Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11AM until the service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Harvesting Hope Food Bank and Soup Kitchen or Volunteer Services at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. A memorial tribute wall is available for Judy at


Wednesday, June 26, 2013 – Advocate-Messenger


March 05, 1927 – June 24, 2013

+ U. S. Army Veteran

Davis Stidham, 86, of Hustonville, formerly of Perry County, died Monday June 24, 2013, at home.

Born March 5, 1927, he was a son of the late Willie and Pliney Hamblin Stidham. He worked for Pepsi Cola as a mechanic and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Norma Owens Stidham; a son, Clayton (Lynn Cox) Stidham of Hustonville; a daughter, Charlotte (Clifford) Miller of Wolfe County; a sister, Nora Couch; and a grandson, Brian Scott Miller.

Funeral services will be noon Thursday, June 27, 2013 at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lebanon National Cemetery.


Monday, June 24, 2013 – Advocate –Messenger

THOMPSON, Frankie Lee

May 02, 1945 – June 23, 2013

Frankie Lee Thompson, 68, of Moreland, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013.  

Born May 2, 1945, he was a son of the late Lester Thompson and Marjorie E. Dalton Jenkins. He was a retired truck driver, and owner and manager of Thompson Service Centers. He was of the Baptist faith.

Frankie loved his children and grandchildren; his family was his life. He enjoyed dirt track racing and working at the garage. His favorite saying was “That’s how I roll!”

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Thompson, and a son, Billy King.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Thompson; a daughter, Dana (Phillip) Simpson of Moreland; three sons, Gregory L. (Jessica) Thompson of Lincoln County, Larry (Claressa) 
Thompson of Moreland and Gary D. (Carla) Thompson of Lincoln County; two stepsons, Waylon Silvers of Liberty and Robert Silvers of Stanford; two sisters,  Esther (Joe) 
Martin of Danville and Frances Evans of Somerset; a brother, Pat Jenkins of Science Hill; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Tony A. Gooch. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Simpson, Zachary Simpson and Justin Goode; and his sons, Greg, Larry and Gary Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be special friends, Ricky Snow, 
Randy Coleman and Dale Knight; stepsons Waylon and Robert Silvers; and his grandchildren.