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                     Lincoln County, Ky Obituaries File #18

 Submitted By:  Carole French DiSanto     

 

Adams, Coy                                            Anderson, Levona  F. Peyton                                              Anderson, Mary Reed Chancellor          

Anderson, Robert L.                                Asbury, John L.                                                                  Baker, Lois Jean Sims

Baxter, Thurmond Franklin                       Beasley, Alfred A.                                                              Brown, Howard Albert

Brown, Laura Carey                                 Bryant, George Farris                                                        Carman, Ralph Waldo

Caudill, Larry                                           Chumbley, Mildred M. Ballard                                           Coffman, Ethel Downs

Cross, Leona Helen                                 Counts, Dennis “Brad”                                                       Cummins, James T.

Curtsinger, John David                             Durham, Sadie Pearl Burchett                                            Edwards, James L.

Eldridge, Carl                                           Elmore, Beatrice Taylor                                                     Falconbury, Arnold Eugene

Goens, Virginia Mae “Kay”                      Goodpaster, E. T.                                                              Griffin, James A. “Pete”

Hall, Felix Everett                                    Hardin, Robert                                                                   Hooker, Raymond S. Sr.

King, Gracie M. Pemberton                     Lewis, Minnie R. Miracle                                                   Martin, Mary McFarland

McCurry, William Harold                         Messer, Marie Spangler                                                    Owens, Melvin Jr.

Padgett, Ethel Yantz                                 Payton, Timothy L.                                                           Ramsey, Roy

Reece, Jessie Victor                                 Reed, Holton Lewis                                                          Reynolds, Boyce Taylor

Reynolds, Earl B.                                     Rhodes, Tressie Harshbarger                                             Rice, Leland Tracy

Ridder, August  Jr.                                   Robbins, Mary Thompson                                                 Russell, Ray S.

Sandidge, Morgan B.                               Shoup, Vernice Reynolds                                                  Smith, A. E. “ Tex”

Smith, John William                                  Taylor, Mathilde                                                               Vermillion, Verna Yocom

Walls, Calvin                                            Walls, Carlos Darrell                                                         Walls, Elmer

Walls, Roy Pete                                        Weaver, Dencie B. Murphy                                              Wilson, Louis Conatser

Wilson, George Marvin                             Wray, Ralph             

 

 

 

            April 09, 1999 – Friday

ADAMS, Coy                                                                       d. 08 Apr 1999
WAYNESBURG - Coy Adams, 77, of Clear Fork Road, Eubank, died Thursday at Hill Crest Nursing Home, Corbin.
Born May 17, 1922, in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Harm and Betty Adams. He was a farmer, a member of Old Regular 
Baptist Church and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was the widower of Ida Caudill Adams.
Survivors include four sons, Herman and Troy Adams, both of Waynesburg, Bruce Adams of Eubank and Billy Adams of Anchorage, 
Alaska; a daughter, Betty Ratcliff of Waynesburg; a sister, Bertha Baugh of Kings Mountain; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by a son, Fred Adams.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home. Burial will be in
Friendship Cemetery with military rites by Caswell 
Saufley Post 18, American Legion.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today.  

          January 29, 1997 – Wednesday

ANDERSON, Levona F. Peyton                                                d. 28 Jan 1997

MORELAND - Levona Frances Anderson, 87, Rocky Ford Community, Hustonville, died Tuesday at Homestead Nursing 
Home, Lexington.
Born Feb. 1, 1909, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Dave and Cindy Ellis Peyton. She was a homemaker and a 
lifelong member of Rocky Ford Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was the widow of 
Waitmon Paul Anderson.
Survivors include a sister, Esther Morgan of Liberty; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Jackie Wilson. Burial will be in
Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff and Dale Coffman, Bernard Peyton, Jim "Ralph" Reed, Joe Beeler, and Rudolph Mullins.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday.

            July 2, 1999 – Friday

ANDERSON, Mary Reed Chancellor                                                d. July 01, 1999

STANFORD -Mary Reed Chancellor Anderson, 96, of Stanford House Nursing Home, died there Thursday.
Born Dec. 2, 1902, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph P. and Mary R. Matheney Chancellor. She was 
a homemaker and a lifetime member of Harris Memorial United Methodist Church, and a member of Daughters of the American 
Revolution and Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. She was the widow of Henry R. Anderson.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Joe Carpenter of Alexandria, La.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at
Buffalo Springs Cemetery by the Rev. Jerry beck. 
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

         

           July 26, 1999 – Monday

ANDERSON, Robert L.                                                          d. 24 July 1999
Robert L. "Bob" Anderson Sr., 87, of Kings Mountain, formerly of Danville, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional 
Medical Center.
Born Oct. 31, 1911, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Lidge and Minnie Ettie Maupin Anderson. He was a retired 
Garrard County farmer and a member of Lancaster Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his caregiver, Edna Purcell; two daughters, Joan Gibson of Port Orange, Fla., and Judy Pemberton of Center 
Point, Ind.; two brothers, Ernest Anderson of Danville and Howard Anderson of Lexington; a sister, Ada "Tootsie" Hendren of 
Clarksville, Ind.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Earl Burnside. Burial will be in
Buffalo Springs Cemetery. 
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may go to American Cancer Society or Heritage Hospice.

 

          January 13, 1997 - Monday

 

ASBURY, John L.                                                                        d. 11 Jan 1997
MORELAND - Services for John L. Asbury, 74, Hustonville, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. 
Tom Burchett. Burial will be in
Hustonville Cemetery.
He died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 28, 1922, in Casey County, he was a son of Bertha Neaves Asbury of Indiana, and the late Luther Asbury. He was a 
retired employee of Hester Feed Store and a farmer. He was a member of House of Praise Mission.
Additional survivors include his wife, Flora Lane Asbury; four daughters, Modene Asbury and Phyllis Pendygraft, both of Junction 
City, Loraine Darland, Harrodsburg and Lyda Asbury, Hustonville; a son, Gilbert Asbury, Hustonville; five brothers, Charlie, Grover, 
Edward, Vernon and Chester Asbury, all of Indiana; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be John and Jason Asbury, Scott and John David Pendygraft, Stanley and Dale Phillips and Dawson Sears. Honorary 
pallbearers are Estill Payton and David Payton.

 

 

         May 9, 2003 – Friday

BAKER, Lois Jean Sims                                                          d. 07 May 2003

MORELAND -- Services for Lois Jean Sims Baker, 86, of Moreland will be 2 p.m. Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by 
the Revs. Greg Nimmo and David Smith. Burial will be in
Hustonville Cemetery. She died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell 
Regional Medical Center. Pallbearers will be Jim Peek, Bowen, Bo and Tyler McGuffey, Earl and Willie Baker, Larry Knouse 
and Otha Atwood. 

 

 

         Aug, 11, 1998 – Tuesday

BAXTER, Thurmond Franklin                                                      d. 10 Aug 1998

MORELAND - Thurmond Franklin Baxter, 75, of Hustonville, died Monday at VeteransAdministration, Lexington.
Born July 24, 1923, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Albert R. Baxter and Ruth Simpson. He was a former postal 
employee in Danville and a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include four sons, Randy, Dewey, Bobby and Terry Baxter, all of Danville; a daughter, Pam Echeverrin of Danville; 
six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Eugene McCawley. Burial will be in
Hustonville 
Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mark Duke, Jerry Allen, Brian Karnes, Charles Watts, James Watts and Carl Watts.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

 

 

        Feb. 09, 1997 – Sunday

BEASLEY, Alfred A.                                                                        d. 08 Feb 1997
Alfred A. Beasley, 93, of 3885 Somerset Road, Stanford, died Saturday at Fort Logan Extended Care, Stanford. Funeral 
arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home. 

 

        Dec. 27, 1998 – Sunday

BROWN, Howard A.                                                                         d. 24 Dec 1998
MORELAND - Howard Albert Brown, 86, of Stanford died Thursday at Thompson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.
Born Oct. 13, 1912, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Francis and Annie Bodkin Brown. He was a retired farmer 
and a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a sister, Erma Terrell of Stanford; and a brother, Frank Brown of Lexington.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Billy Maxey. Burial will be in
Hustonville Cemetery 
with military rites by Caswell Saufley Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Visitation is after 3 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Simpson, Tony Simpson, Lee Belcher, Carl Watts, Jesse Crowe and Kenny Pendygraft.

 

              May 02, 1997 – Friday

BROWN, Laura Carey                                                                    d. 01 May 1997
MORELAND - Services for Laura Carey Brown, 84, Hustonville, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by 
the Rev. Norris McCawley.  Burial will be
in Hustonville Cemetery.   She died Thursday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Born July 29, 1912, in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Isabell Mitchell Carey.
She was a homemaker and a cook at Cox School in Casey County, and a member of Maxey's Valley Church of God.
Survivors include her husband, Egbert Brown; two daughters, Gladys Cochran of Mooresville, Ind., and Lennie Sears of 
Liberty; three children, Betty Carmicle of Hustonville, Bobby Brown of Cincinnati and Randall Brown of Stanford; two sisters, 
Corene Coger of Dayton, Ohio, and Lilly Mae McKinney of Middletown, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Louis Reeves.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Carmicle, Robert, Randall and Stuart Sears, Michael Sears and Jesse Girdler.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.

 

    

     July 07, 1999 – Wednesday

BRYANT, George F.                                                                    d. 03 July 1999
George Farris Bryant, 84, of Charleston Health Care Center, Danville, died Saturday at his residence. 
Born Oct. 8, 1915, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Raymond and Margaret L. Burton Bryant.
He used to work at the Danville Ice Plant, at a plastics factory and also in restaurants. 
Survivors include a brother, Marshall Bryant of Danville; and five sisters Geneva Brickey of Lancaster, Elizabeth Chambers 
of Burgin, Josephine Hurt of Junction City, Alma Robins of Junction City and Roberta Jackson of Danville.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday by Rev. Michael Cox at Stith Funeral Home. 
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Monday.  Burial will be in
Danville Memorial Gardens.

 

 

           April 14, 1997 – Monday

CARMAN, Ralph Waldo                                                                     d. 12, Apr 1997

MORELAND  - Ralph Waldo Carman, 86, Deltona, Fla., formerly of the Moreland area, Saturday in Deltona.
Born Feb. 11, 1911, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Orville and Augusta Waldner Carman. He was a retired 
Elliott Transportation Company employee and was a member of Deltona Baptist Church where he was a deacon for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Carrie Reid Carman; two daughters, Jean Carman of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Carol Carman of Atlanta, 
Ga.; two brothers, Dale Carman of Fayetteville, Ohio, and Junior Carman of Beech Grove, Ind.; a sister, Doris Peyton of 
Hustonville; a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. E.M. Helton. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery
Visitation is noon Wednesday until time of service.

MORELAND  - Services for Ralph Waldo Carman, 86, Deltona, Fla., formerly of the Moreland area, will be 2 p.m. 
Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. E.M. Helton. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery. He died 
Saturday in Deltona. Visitation is noon Wednesday until time of service.  

 

 

   July 14, 1999 – Wednesday

CAUDILL, Larry                                                                         d. 13 July 1999
CRAB ORCHARD -- Larry Caudill, 50, of Waynesburg, died Tuesday at his home of complications associated with lung cancer. 
Born Jan. 13, 1949, in Waynesburg, he was a son of Helen Caudill of Lancaster and the late Lawrence Caudill. He was a 
self-employed logger and attended the Baptist church.
Other survivors include a daughter, Gail Caudill of Waynesburg; two sons, Shannon Caudill of Waynesburg and Benji Caudill 
of Nancy; four brothers, Donald, Junior, Randy and Jim Caudill, all of Waynesburg; six sisters, Bertie Jones of Stanford, 
Vickie Kidd, Bonnie Denny, Rita Spoonamore, Melissa Caudill and Rhonda Denny, all of Waynesburg; and six grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery
Visitation will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday.

 

   

 

           July 22, 1999 – Thursday

CHUMBLEY, Mildred M.                                                              d. 21 July 1999
STANFORD -- Mildred Mae Chumbley, 79, of Waynesburg died Wednesday at her home.
Born June 28, 1920, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Kinley and Bessie Kidd Ballard. She was a homemaker 
and a member of Waynesburg Church of Christ. She was the widow of Ray Chumbley. 
Survivors include a son, Kenneth Chumbley of Glasgow; a daughter, Patricia Durham of Waynesburg; two brothers, Freeman 
and Vern Ballard, both of Ohio; three sisters, Lola Collins of Covington and Marie Ballard and Wanda Carnes, both of Ohio; 
four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Fox Funeral Home by Harold Carter. Burial will be in
Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ed Morrow, Raymond Bunch, Morton Million, David Chumbley, Ezra and Gary Wilson and Jim Ballard.

 

    

        July 1, 1999 – Thursday

COFFMAN, Ethel Downs                                                         d. 30 June 1999

MORELAND - Ethel Downs Coffman, 84, of Hustonville, died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 6, 1914, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Turner and Lena Hall Downs. She was a homemaker and a 
member of the Pentecostal church. She was the widow of Willie Coffman.
Survivors include three sons, Coy Downs and T.C. Propes Sr., both of Junction City, and William Coffman of Stanford; five 
daughters, Flossie Johnson of Patina, Ind., Betty Carver of Lexington, Lillian Martin and Anna Ferguson both of Moreland, 
and Florence Propes Griffin of Hustonville; a sister, Mamie Propes of Liberty; three brothers, Herbert and Les Downs, both 
of Junction City, and Floyd Downs of Liberty; 36 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Larry Coontz. Burial will be in
Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scotty and Jeff Southerland, T.C. Propes Jr., Junior Johnson, Jimmie, Joe and Cooper and Gene Martin.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.  

 

        March 14, 1999 – Sunday

COUNTS, Dennis ``Brad''                                                              d. 12 March 1999
WAYNESBURG - Dennis (Brad) Counts, 18, of Herndon Avenue, Stanford, died Friday at University of Kentucky 
Chandler Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born Dec. 8, 1980, in Boyle County, he was a son of Dennis Counts of Somerset and Arlene Yocum Padgett of Stanford. 
He was a student at Lincoln County High School.
Additional survivors include a fiancee, Laura Beth Dunham of Casey County; a stepfather, Rodney Padgett of Stanford; a 
stepmother, Camille Counts of Somerset; one sister, Laura Lee Denny of Waynesburg; two stepbrothers, Jacob and Logan 
Baker of Somerset; a paternal grandmother, Edith A. Cannon of Stanford; and a maternal grandmother, Zella Yocum of Waynesburg.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Point Baptist Church by the Revs. Bill Rhodus and Vola Brown. Burial will be in 
Pleasant Point Cemetery. 
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Point Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be J.R. Marlow, Steve Perry, Jonathon Denny, Nick Jones, Chris Strivel, Jim Lane, Travis Taylor, Larry 
Bastin and Timmy Dunham.  Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   

 

           August 30, 1999 – Monday

CROSS, Leona H.                                                                    d. 29 Aug 1999
Services for Leona Helen Cross, 79, of Stanford, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Stuart Dawson. 
Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens
She died Sunday at Stanford House Nursing Home. Born Nov. 25, 1919, in Danville, she was a daughter of the late Newton K. 
and Emma E. Jackson Cross.
She was a retired licensed practical nurse and a Baptist.
Survivors include a sister, Georgia A. Ledford of Stanford; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Mark Cross, Henry James Jr., Sam Smock, Eddie Smock, Matthew Cross and Terry Holt. Visitation is 
6-9 p.m. today.

 

         May 13, 1996  - Monday          

CUMMINS, James T.                                                               d. 12 May 1996

  Moreland,  James T. Cummins, 61, of Moreland died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Arrangements 
are incomplete at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.  

 

 

      May 08, 1998 – Friday

CURTSINGER, John D.                                                                       d. 06 May 1998
MORELAND - John David Curtsinger, 82, of Connersville, Ind., died Wednesday at home.
Born Feb. 27, 1916, in Casey County, he was a son of Samuel R. and Elizabeth Bunch Curtsinger and the widower of Lora 
Mullins Curtsinger. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Bywaters of England; a brother, J.C. Curtsinger of Connersville; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Greg Nimmo. Burial will be in Moreland Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday.   

 

         April 11, 1997  - Friday

DURHAM, Sadie Pearl Burchett                                                         d. 09 Apr 1997

STANFORD- Services for Sadie Pearl Durham, 65, Powell Street, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. 
Robert Kiper. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.  She died Wednesday at home.
Born Jan. 31, 1932, in Casey County, she was a daughter of Sue Holt Burchett of Hustonville and the late Sam Burchett. She 
was a homemaker and the widow of Hollis Ray Durham Sr.  Additional survivors include three sons, Hollis R. Durham II of 
Kings Mountain, Ronald L. Durham of Stanford, and James T. Durham of Crab Orchard; two daughters, Linda L. Durham 
and Claudia M. Durham, both of Stanford; three brothers, William R. Burchett of Junction City, James C. Burchett of 
Hustonville, and Garnett Burchett of Lexington; five sisters, Josie Goins of Danville, Jewell Scott of Brooklyn, Ind., Piney 
Lane of Mooresville, Ind., Naomi Burchett of Junction City and Pamela Luster of Hustonville; and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.  

 

           Dec 14, 1997 – Sunday

EDWARDS, James L.                                                                d. 12 Dec 1997     
MORELAND - Services for James L. Edwards, 54, of Hustonville will be 1 p.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the 
Rev. Larry Moore. Burial will be in
Hustonville Cemetery with military rites by Caswell Saufley funeral squad, Stanford.
He died from natural causes Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 29, 1943, in Fayette County, he was a son of the late James F. and Virginia Irene Clark Edwards. He was a 
self-employed carpenter and a Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Edwards; six sons, Morris Montgomery of Lexington, Michael Edwards of Kings Mountain, 
and Madison Edwards, Brandon Edwards, James Daniel Edwards and Jeremy Tyler Edwards, all of Hustonville; two daughters, 
Melissa Johnson of Kings Mountain and Kimberly Edwards of Hustonville; a brother, Wyman Edwards of Spencer, Ind.; and 
five grandchildren.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.

 

 

         March 15, 1999 – Monday

 ELDRIDGE,  Carl                                                                       d. 13 March 1999
WAYNESBURG - Carl Eldridge, 72, of Milroy, Ind., formerly of Kings Mountain, died Saturday at the Veterans Affairs 
Medical Center, Lexington.  Born Feb. 9, 1927, in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Henry and Lucinda Fields Eldridge. 
He was a retired logger, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Big Creek Old Regular Baptist Church in Madison, 
Ind. He was the widower of Gladys Caudill Eldridge.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Caudill Eldridge; five sons, Curtis Eldridge of Danville, Carl Eldridge Jr. of Olive Hill, Teddy 
Eldridge of Springfield, Ky., Danny Eldridge of Springfield, Mo., and Doyle Eldridge of Frankfort; four daughters, Hazel Poynter 
of Lancaster, Dorothy Roberts of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kathy Padgett of Frankfort and Phyllis Moore of Stanford; two stepsons, 
Herbert Eldridge of Greensburg, Ind., and Hershel Eldridge of Milan, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Bernice Spurlock of Columbus, Ind.; 
three brothers, Hubert Eldridge of Blakey, Ky., Emil Eldridge of Burnside and Arthur Eldridge of Frankfort; three sisters, Betty Sue 
Williams of Shelbyville, Ind., Arlie Simpson and Stella Shelton, both of Crab Orchard; 32 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Coy Eldridge; and three stepchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by Emery Caudill, Virgil Combs and others. Burial will be 
Clear Fork Cemetery
, Waynesburg, with military services by Caswell Saufley Post 18, American Legion.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.   

 

         August 02, 1998 – Sunday

ELMORE, Beatrice                                                                              d. 31 July 1998

WAYNESBURG - Beatrice Elmore, 72, of Waynesburg, died Friday at her home.
Born Jan. 12, 1926, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Judge and Mary Naylor Taylor. 
She was a homemaker and the widow of Frank Elmore. She was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church in Casey County. 
Survivors include two sons, Ricky Elmore of Waynesburg and Timmy Elmore of McKinney; two daughters, Rita Shannon of 
Hustonville and Debbie Owens of McKinney; a brother, Amos Taylor of McKinney; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Elmore.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Rick Naylor. Pallbearers will be her
grandsons. Burial will be 
in
Peck Cemetery.  Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home. 

   

        Aug, 23, 1999 – Monday  

FALCONBURY, Arnold E.                                                          d. 22 Aug 1999
STANFORD -- Arnold Eugene Falconbury, 68, of Hustonville, died Sunday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born March 21, 1931, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Hurbert and Viola Cunningham Falconbury. He was an electrical  
contractor and a member of HBEW Union Local 110, Somerset.
Survivors include two sons, David Falconbury, of Ottenheim and Kenny J. Falconbury of Bristol, Tenn.; two daughters, Janice Faddis 
of Kings Mountain and Michelle Jones of Rising Fawn, Ga.; a stepmother, Hazel Falconbury of South Fork; a brother, Larry Falconbury 
of Eubank; a sister, Nancy Caudill of Kings Mountain; and four grandchildren. 
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Ken McKinney. Burial will be in
Eason Cemetery, McKinney.
Pallbearers will be Merrell Greer, Donnie Holton, Billy Dedwell, Ted Maybrier, Roscoe Taylor and Freeman Caudill.

 

 

        Dec 09, 1997 – Tuesday        

GOENS, Virginia `Kay'                                                              d. 07 Dec 1997
SCIENCE HILL - Virginia Mae ``Kay'' Goens, 47, of N. Highway 1247, Eubank, died Sunday at her residence of natural causes.
Born Aug. 17, 1950, in Indianapolis, Ind., she was a daughter of Virginia M. Odon of Indiana, and the late Russell Goens. She was a 
nurse's aide at Stanford House nursing home and belonged to Mount Hebron Baptist Church.
Survivors are four brothers, Russell Goens Jr. of Waynesburg, Eric Goens of Ohio, David Goens of Oklahoma and Jack Williams of 
Indiana; and four sisters, Anna Williams of Illinois, and Jeanetta Goens, Judy Williams and Terri Williams, all of Indiana.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home by Harold Carter. Burial will be in
Buffalo Springs Cemetery.  

 

           April 04, 1999 – Sunday   

GOODPASTER, E.T.                                                                               d. 02 April 1999
STANFORD - E.T.Goodpaster, 82, of U.S. 27 South, died Friday in the Fort Logan Hospital emergency room.
Born Nov. 11, 1916, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Elzia T. and Erma Young Goodpaster. He was a retired farmer 
and state highway department employee. He was a member of Pleasant Point Baptist Church and American Legion Caswell-Saufley 
Post #18.  Survivors include his wife, Jennie Marie Gooch Goodpaster; two sons, Jody Roberts and Micah T. Goodpaster, both of 
Stanford; a daughter, Brenda G. Taylor of Jamestown, Tenn.; three sisters, Elizabeth Williams of Lexington, and Beatrice Reisenburg 
and Nora Barker, both of West Palm Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill Rhodus. Burial will be in
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Highland.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to Gideons International or Pleasant Point Baptist Church Building Fund. 

    

     Sept. 24, 1997 – Wednesday

GRIFFIN, James A.                                                                       d. 23 Sept 1997                                   
MORELAND - James A. ``Pete'' Griffin, 63, of Hustonville, died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Dec. 17, 1933, in Casey County, he was a son of the late James and Abbie Mullins Griffin. He was a farmer and a member of 
Maxey's Valley Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Atwood Griffin; a daughter, Sheila Turpin of Stanford; three brothers, Lester, Earl and Elbert Griffin, 
all of Hustonville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Norris McCawley. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ray, Craig, Steven and Clayton Griffin, Roy Shouse and Hershel Maddox.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Thursday.  

 

        July 14, 1999 – Wednesday

HALL, Felix E.                                                                             d. 13 July 1999
WAYNESBURG -- Felix Everett Hall, 95, of Johnson Road, died Tuesday at Stanford House Nursing Home. Arrangements are 
incomplete at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home.  

 

          Nov 29, 1998 – Sunday

HARDIN, Robert                                                                            d. 27 Nov 1998

MORELAND - Services for Robert ``Bob'' Hardin, 68, of Moreland, will be 2 p.m. today at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. 
Burl Coffman. Burial will be in
Moreland Cemetery.
He died Friday at Harrodsburg Health Care Center.
Born July 2, 1930, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Stanley and Julie Gaddis Hardin. He was a farmer and a member of 
New Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Eugene Hardin of Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Nelson Grubbs, Howard Gibson, David Bodner, Stanley Hardin, Bill Hardin and Dudley Hardin.
Visitation is after 10 a.m. today. 

   

          Feb. 20, 1998 – Friday

HOOKER, Raymond S. Sr.                                                    d. 16 Feb 1998
BEATTYVILLE - Raymond S. Hooker, 83, of Beattyville, died Monday in Jackson.
Born Jan. 24, 1915, in Lincoln County, he was a daughter of the late John and Deamie Hooker. He was a farmer, factory worker 
and a Navy veteran. He was a member of Clifty United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Callie M. Mainous Hooker; a son, Raymond S. ``Bud'' Hooker of Lancaster; two brothers, Donald Hooker 
of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Newell Hooker of Danville; two stepsons, James Brim and Bill Brim, both of Cincinnati; a stepdaughter, 
Joy Detmer of Santa Monica, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Clifty United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jamie Brunk. Burial will be in
Riverview Cemetery.
Newnam Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

 

      July 23, 1999 – Friday

KING, Gracie M.                                                                          d. 21 July 1999
MORELAND -- Gracie Mae King, 63, of Stanford, died Wednesday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born April 18, 1936, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late James and Rosie Russell Pemberton. She was a homemaker 
and a member of Brush Creek Pentecostal Church, Casey County.
Survivors include her husband, Darryl R. King; two sons, Darryl R. King of Stanford and Donnie L. King of Danville; two sisters, 
Florence and Hazel Pittman, both of Stanford; a brother, Earl Pemberton of Stanford; and five grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Burl Coffman. Burial will be in Tapscott Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ricky, Kevin and Joseph King, Danny Hargis, Manuel Conder and Danny Claunch. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Friday.  

 

       Aug. 27, 1999 – Friday

LEWIS, Minnie M.                                                                d. 27 Aug 1999
STANFORD -- Minnie Rose Miracle Lewis, 83, of Miracle-Gerkey Road, died today at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born July 8, 1916, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late John L. and Mary Davis Miracle. She was a homemaker and a 
member of Green River Pentecostal Church. She was a life member and had belonged to Jumbo Homemak-ers Club for 50 years. 
She was the widow of the late Omer Lewis.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Lewis and Raymond D. Lewis, both of Stanford; a daughter, June C. Robbins of Versailles; two 
brothers, Clar-ence Miracle of Phoenix, Ariz., and Woodrow Miracle of Mason, Ohio; two sisters, Adeline Wilder of Loveland, 
Ohio, and Lena Wallace of Goshen, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Green River Pentecostal Church by Rick Naylor. Burial will be in
Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Danny, Roger and Charles Lewis, Kenny Robbins, Marty Poe and Scott Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers 
are officers of Green River Pentecostal Church.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Saturday at Fox Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Sunday until time of service at the church.  

 

        Sept 18, 1998 – Friday

MARTIN, Mary McFarland                                                     d. 16 Sept 1998
RICHMOND - Services for Mary Esther McFarland Martin, 42, of Richmond, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Galilee Baptist Church in 
Berea by the Rev. John Dodson. Burial will be in
Crab Orchard Cemetery.  She died Wednesday at her home. 
Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. today at the church.  Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   

 

             May 04, 1997 – Sunday

McCURRY, William Harold                                                             d. 03 May 1997
SOMERSET - William Harold McCurry, 68, of Somerset, died Saturday at his home.
Born June 23, 1928, in Waynesburg, he was a son of the late Powell J. and Bessie Sanders McCurry. He was retired after 20 years 
with Southern Belle Dairy. He was founder of McCurry Tractors. He was a longtime member of the Somerset Lions Club and served 
two terms in the Navy. He graduated from Waynesburg High School and attended the University of Kentucky.
Survivors include: his wife, Virginia Ruth Conley McCurry; a son, Donnie McCurry of Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter, Lisa Neal of 
Somerset; a brother, Roscoe C. McCurry of Lexington; two sisters, Christine Jackson of Somerset and Lenora Carter of Stanford; 
and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Ronnie McCurry.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Somerset Undertaking Chapel by the Revs. David Morris and John Carter. Burial will 
be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and Hospice of Lake Cumberland.  

 

         Oct. 05, 2004

 MESSER, Marie Spangler                                                            d. 04 Oct, 2004

CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Marie Fern Spangler Messer, 86, of Lancaster Avenue, will be 11 a.m. Friday at McKnight 
Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Brooks. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

She died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital.

Pallbearers will be Tommy and Kevin Messer, Marshall Scott, Jim Adams, Joe Baldwin and Jerry Shelton. Honorary pallbearers 
are Charles Spangler, Douglas Peterson, Daniel Aviles and Aaron Sipple. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may 
go to Crab Orchard Cemetery fund, P.O. Box 97, Crab Orchard, 40419-0097.  

 

      July 07, 1999 - Wednesday

OWENS, Melvin, Jr.                                                              d. 02 July 1999
STANFORD -- Services for Melvin Owens Jr., 65, of Miller Street, will be 2 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Steve 
Smith. Burial will be in
Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Friday at Central Baptist Hospital. He was the widower of Robbie Jean Dailey Owens.
Born Jan. 29, 1934, in Franklin County, he was a son of the late Melvin Sr. and Willia Vicla Brumback Owens. He was employed 
by Square D in Lexington for 41 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Stanford Christian Church.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Melva Jean Owens.
Other survivors include a brother, Arthur Lewis Owens of Frankfort.
Memorials may go to the Lincoln County Educational Fund.  

 

        Sept. 17, 1997 – Wednesday

PADGETT, Ethel Yantz                                                                       d. 15 Sept 1997

WAYNESBURG - Services for Ethel Padgett, 77, of Waynesburg, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Parlor Grove Baptist Church by the 
Rev. Mike Mullins. Burial will be in the
Double Springs Cemetery.
She died Monday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Born July 10, 1920 in Pulaski County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Hennie Holbrooks Yantz. She was a homemaker 
and a member of Parlor Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Orville Padgett; three sons, Freddie Padgett of Waynesburg, Clinton Padgett of Lexington and James 
Padgett of Lawrenceburg; a daughter, Linda Middleton of Waynesburg and Barbie Weaver of Crab Orchard; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Danny Padgett.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Padgett, Greg Padgett, Jimmy Padgett, Jamie Padgett, Keith Middleton and Justin Padgett.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

 

         July 15, 1999 – Thursday

PAYTON, Timothy L.                                                                       d. 11 July 1999
MORELAND - Services for Timothy L. Payton, 17, of Stanford, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. 
Rick Maylor. Burial will be in
Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford. He died on Sunday as the result of a car accident.
Born March 16, 1982, in Boyle County, he was a son of Bobby Payton of Stanford and Patricia Nichols of Danville. 
Additional survivors include three brothers, Robbie Payton of McKinney, Jeffrey Payton of Stanford and
Gregory Payton of McKinney; 
a sister, Crystal Payton of Bluffton, Ind.; and a paternal grandmother, Dollie Turpin of Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Robbie, Jeffrey, Gregory and Dewayne Payton, Ernie Joseph and Michael Reynolds. Visitation is 1 p.m. Wednesday.   

 

    May 11, 1998 – Monday

RAMSEY, Roy                                                                           d. 09 May 1998
WAYNESBURG - Roy Ramsey, 70, of Eubank died Saturday at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center in Somerset.
Born June 12, 1927, in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late William H. and Flora Smith Ramsey. He
was a machinist at McNeil 
Machine Shop in Akron,
Ohio, for 32 years, and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include a son, William B. Ramsey of Eubank; four stepdaughters, Kathy Zutavern of Eubank, Kelly Zutavern of Akron, Kim 
Zutavern of Sunnyvale, Calif.,
and Karen Zutavern of Somerset; two sisters, Clara Jeffers and Nettie Garrett, both of Johnson City, Tenn.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City, Va. Burial, with military rites, will be in
Ramsey Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Gate City Funeral Home.   

 

        Dec. 29, 1996 – Sunday

REECE,   Jessie Victor                                                              d. 27 Dec 1996
STANFORD - The funeral for Jessie Victor Reece, 73, of 572 Greenbriar Road, Waynesburg, will be held at 1 p.m. today at Fox 
Funeral Home by the Rev. Vola Brown. Burial with military rites by Caswell Saufley American Legion Post 18 will be in
Grove Ridge 
Cemetery
.
Pallbearers will be Steve Duff, Eric Jenkins, Jimmy Rhodes, Jason Robbins, Keith Greenwell and Chris Smith.
He died Friday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born July 29, 1923, in Lincoln County, he a son of the late Hassel and Della Falconbury Reece. He was the widower of Mildred 
"Polly" Reece. He was a retired electrician and a member of the electrician's union, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member 
of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Jean Smith of Phoenix, Ariz., and Debbie Lee Padgett of Louisville; a brother, William C. 
Reece of Waynesburg; three sisters, Christine Young, Elwanda Gourley and Ivadene Caudill, all of Waynesburg; four grandchildren; 
one step-grandchild; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is after 8 a.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

          July 22, 1999 – Thursday

REED, Holton Lewis                                                        d. 20 July 1999                         
STANFORD -- Services for Holton Lewis Reed, 94, of Pine Meadows Health Care Center, Lexington, formerly of Stanford, will be 
11 a.m. Friday at Fox Funeral Home by the Revs. Tim Boshen and Morris Traynor. Burial will be in
Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital. 
Born Oct. 6, 1904, in Frenchburg, he was a son of the late Charley R. and Sarah Allen Doggett Reed. He was
a retired state highway 
department employee, a former Stanford police officer and a farmer. He was a member of Stanford Baptist Church and the widower 
of Celia "Effie" Reed. 
Survivors include two sons, Marvin L. Reed of Lexington and Wallace D. Reed of Athens, Ga.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 
and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.  

 

      September 09, 1997 – Tuesday

REYNOLDS, Boyce Taylor                                                          d. 07 Sept 1997

Waynesburg, Services  for Boyce Taylor Reynolds, 69, of Waynesburg, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Barnett and Demrow Funeral 
Home by the Revs. Gerald Carter and Randy Reynolds. Burial will be in D
ouble Springs Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born Sept. 29, 1927, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Virgil and Bee Sims Reynolds. He was an employee of Lincoln County 
Regional Jail and a retired 33-year employee of General Motors in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was an Army veteran and a member of Veterans 
of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Maggard Reynolds; three sons, Dale Reynolds and Boyce L. Reynolds of Bright, Ind.; and James L. Reynolds 
of Sumter, S.C.; a daughter, Deborah S. Shillinger of Norwood, Ohio; two brothers, Leo Reynolds of Valkaria, Fla., and Glen Reynolds of 
Prattville, Ala.; four sisters, Alma Jean Delk of Waynesburg, Opal Smith and Betty Scott of Broughtontown and Marcia Faulkner of Ocala, Fla.; 
and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Brian and Chad Phelps, Brandon Reynolds, Jerry, Jack and Ken Reynolds.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.  

 

      July 26, 1999 – Monday

REYNOLDS, Earl B.                                                                 d. 24 July 1999
WAYNESBURG -- Earl B. Reynolds, 84, of Eubank, formerly of Waynesburg, died Saturday at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical 
Center. 
Born Oct. 26, 1914, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late George and Lutie Sims Reynolds. He was a retired Southern Railway 
foreman and a former deacon and Sunday School teacher at Pleasant View Baptist Church. He was the widower of Louise Stamper 
Reynolds and Delta Morgan Long Reynolds.
Survivors include three sons, Michael Reynolds of Waynesburg and Timothy and Dennis Reynolds, both of Louisville; a daughters, 
Dewana Grabeel of Eubank; stepsons, Larry Long of Stanford and Wendell Long of Lancaster; two stepdaughters, Patty Sowders 
of Stanford and Bernice Johnson of Danville; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; 15 step great-
grandchildren; and a step great-great-grandchild.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant View Baptist Church by the Rev. Vola Brown. Burial will be in
Double Springs Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Shannon and Steven Reynolds, Charles Holtzclaw, Herman Cornett, Harold Upton and Joe Leach. Honorary 
pallbearers are Rebecca Clifford, Michael and Matthew Reynolds, Heather and Courtney Parks and Ashley Reynolds. Visitation is 
6-9 p.m. today at the church.
Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

 

           Nov. 24, 1998 – Tuesday

RHODES, Tressie Harshbarger                                                                         d. 23 Nov 1998

MORELAND - Tressie H. Rhodes, 67, of Stanford, died Monday at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Lexington.
Born Nov. 27, 1930, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Guinn and Melinda Keesee Harshbarger. She was legal secretary 
for 44 years and the widow of Harris C. Rhodes. She was a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Rhodes Bell of Stanford; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Hill Baptist Church, Stanford, by the Revs. Albert Griffin and David Gambrel. Burial will 
be in
Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today and noon Wednesday until time of service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Ralston, Cecil Witt, Pat Peck, R.W. Gilbert, Russell Brown and Hoover Godbey.
Honorary pallbearer is Cabell Frances.
W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may go to Gideons International, Hospice or a favorite charity.   

 

           July 12, 1999 – Monday

 RICE, Leland T.                                                                      d. 11 July 1999
CRAB ORCHARD -- Leland Tracy Rice, 50, of Brodhead, formerly of Crab Orchard, died Sunday at Rockcastle County Hospital.
Born March 25, 1949, in Cincinnati, he was a son of William Rice of Crab Orchard and the late Mamie Bishop Rice. He was a member 
of Church of God.
Other survivors include his stepmother, Jimmie Lou Rice of Crab Orchard; and two sisters, Patricia W. Hughes of Monroe, Mich., and 
Sheilah E. Rice of Brodhead.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crab Orchard Church of God by Dan Carr. Burial will be in
Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.  

 

        Sept. 15, 1997 – Monday

RIDDER, August Jr.                                                                            d. 14 Sept 1997

STANFORD -  August Ridder Jr., 89, of Waynesburg, died Sunday at Danville Center for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born Nov. 29, 1908, in Essen, Germany, he was a son of August and Rosalin Ridder. He was a retired farmer, a member of St. 
Sylvester Church and the widower of Rita Hoeck Ridder.
Survivors include three daughters, Rosalie Gibboney of Laura, Ohio, and Betty Marshall and Frances Wilson, both of Loveland, 
Ohio; three sisters, Erika Tieman of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mary Ann Corbett of Margate, Fla., and Gertrude Cerkan of Chicago, Ill.; 
10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Ridder; and 
three infants.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church by the Rev. Michael Weglicki. Burial will be in
St. Sylvester 
Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Funeral Home.  

 

         October 15, 2004 – Friday

ROBBINS, Mary Thompson                                                          d. 15 Oct. 2004

STANFORD - Mary Ida Thompson Robbins, 83, of Stanford, formerly of McKinney, died today at Fort Logan Hospital.

Born July 14, 1921, in Bowling Green, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lottie Young Thompson. She was a retired 
McKinney Elementary School cook and a homemaker. She was a member of McKinney Baptist Church and Green River 
Homemakers Club. She was the widow of Andrew Robbins.

Survivors include nine sons, Earl H. Robbins of Harrodsburg, Buford Robbins Jr. of Versailles, Carl E. Robbins of Somerset, 
David A. Robbins and Michael D. Robbins, both of Stanford, John W. Robbins of Danville, Marty W. Robbins of Lancaster, 
Charles R. Robbins
of McKinney and Harold R. Robbins of Scranton, Pa.; six daughters, Ethel L. Miracle and Wanda K. 
Miracle, both of Stanford, Mary Jo Peyton of Hustonville, Tammy J. Henry, Vicky G. Smith and Teffnie C. Wray, all of New 
Salem; a sister, Katherine Voils of Russell Springs; 43 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Bausum. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.  
Pallbearers will be grandsons.  

 

          May 26, 1998 – Tuesday

RUSSELL, Ray S.                                                                    d. 24 May 1998
MORELAND - Ray S. ``Shack'' Russell, 61, of Hustonville, died Sunday at his home.
Born Nov. 6, 1936, in Casey County, he was a son of Bessie Hafley Russell of Hustonville and the late Thomas S. Russell. He was 
a retired farmer and a member of Ellisburg Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sadie Jeffries Russell; two sons, Steven R. Russell of Danville and Ricky S. Russell at home; two brothers, 
Clay G. Russell and Elmer T. Russell, both of Hustonville; and four sisters, Velma J. Douglas of Harrodsburg, Vivian J. Allison of 
Gallatin, Tenn., Mary A. Reeves of Danville, and Helen Vanoy of Junction City.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. G.W. Smith Jr. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Arnold Wilcher, Dawson Terrell, Randy Russell, Phillip Hafley, Willie
Wiser and Robert Wiser.
Honorary pallbearers are Tom Cochran, Eugene Hafley, Donnie Pendergraft, Clarence Reed, Howard Turpin and Russell Wiser. 

      

 

          Sept. 17, 1998 – Thursday

SANDIDGE, Morgan B.                                                               d. 15 Sept 1998
MORELAND - Services for Morgan B. Sandidge, 84, of Moreland, will be 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the 
Revs. Bill Minor and David Smith. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born March 4, 1914, in Lincoln County, he was a son of Madison and Mattie Bishop Sandidge. He was an employee of Southern 
Railroad, retired after 34 years in the signal division. He was a member of Moreland Christian Church and a 50-year member of 
Hustonville Masonic Lodge 184.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Carter Sandidge; and a sister, Lena Vanhook of Hustonville.
Pallbearers will be Billy Kirkpatrick, Jim Kelly, Elwood Brown, Dale Smith, Jimmie Chelf and George Price.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Thursday with Masonic rites at 7 p.m.  

 

    July 28, 1999 – Wednesday

SHOUP, Vernice  Reynolds                                                                d. 26 July 1999
STANFORD -- Vernice Reynolds Shoup, 87, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died there Monday.
Born Jan. 28, 1912, in Crab Orchard, she was a daughter of the late Robert E. and Ophelia Gooch Reynolds. She was a homemaker 
and a member of Harris Memorial United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Denver J. Shoup.
Survivors include a son, James R. Shoup of Florence; a daughter, Charlene K. Schaefer of Colorado Springs; three sisters, Vera Estes 
of Greenville, N.C., Ann Scally of Tampa, Fla., and Thelma H. Baumgartner of West Palm Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; and eight 
great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Beck. Burial will be in
Buffalo Springs Cemetery.  Visitation will 
be 6-8 p.m. Thursday.  

 

      Feb. 06, 1997 – Thursday

SMITH, A. E. “Tex”                                                                              d. 05 Feb 1997

He was named police chief of Burgin in 1972.
In 1973, Smith was hired as police chief of
Retired Junction City police chief dies
A.E. ``Tex'' Smith, who served in local law enforcement for over 25 years, died Wednesday at home after an illness.
Smith, 63, was a resident of Hustonville Road, Junction City.
Born June 11, 1933, in Carlisle, Penn., he was a son of the late Martin Luther Smith and Violet Lourane Hale Hoerner. He was a 
retired police officer and had served as chief of police for Crab Orchard, Burgin, Junction City and most recently in Hustonville. 
He was an Army and Air Force veteran.
He started his local law enforcement career in Crab Orchard and then was assistant police chief in Stanford.
Junction City. He 
worked in the Junction City Police Department over 20 years. He was chief in Junction City from July 1973 to October 1974, 
was named a police officer in April 1978, suspended in October 1979 and rehired in August 1980. He was hired again in 
March 1991 and served until 1993.
During his last tenure as Junction City police chief, Smith became embroiled in a controversial case involving gambling machines 
at a local market. In 1994, he was cleared on charges of official misconduct.
Throughout his career in Kentucky, Smith had to answer questions about a 1954 conviction on burglary and larceny charges in 
Pennsylvania when he was 21. In 1979, Lt. Gov. Thelma Stovall, acting in the governor's absence, restored Smith's citizenship, 
and his federal right to carry weapons was also restored.
Survivors include his wife, Ida Baker Smith; three daughters, Norene S. Cooper and Kathleen S. Farrell, both of Danville, and 
Fay Schnitzler of Lincoln County; a son, Robert Johnson of Crab Orchard; four sisters; four half sisters; four brothers, including 
Ray Smith of Eugene, Oregon; a half brother; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and two step 
great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Ernest Martin. Burial will be in
Danville Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Roger Schnitzler, Mike Ferrell, David Cooper and Joseph, Daryl, Alvin and Robert Johnson.  

 

             April 02, 1999 – Friday

SMITH, John W.                                                                          d. 01 Apr 1999
STANFORD - John William ``J.W.'' Smith, 57, of Hustonville, died Thursday at his home.
Born Aug. 31, 1941, in Lincoln County, he was a son of Cecil S. Smith of New Salem and the late Alma M. Henry Smith. He was 
a heavy equipment operator for Allen Construction Co. and a farmer. He was a member of New Salem Baptist Church.
Other survivors include his wife, Bonnie Copley Smith; a daughter, Becky S. Wesley of New Salem; a son, Michael W. Smith of 
Liberty; four sisters, Gloria S. Elmore of New Salem, Alice F. Payton, Evelyn Humes and Ellen Griffin, all of Moreland; a brother, 
Merrill Smith of Campbellsville; and two grandsons.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at New Salem Baptist Church by Austin Campbell and Bobby Bryant. Burial will be in
New 
Salem Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Darren and Lee Sinkhorn, Ricky Walls, Jimmy and Kenny Smith, Jason Brock, Jeff Hogue and Kevin Spaw.
Honorary pallbearers are Boyd Hoskins, James Smith, Verlon Griffin, Dorsey Elmore, Gerald Wilcher, Clyde Horton and Daniel 
Sinkhorn.  Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the church.
Memorials may go to American Cancer Society or Heritage Hospice of Danville.
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   

 

        July 24. 1999 – Saturday

TAYLOR, Mathilde                                                                            d. 22 July 1999
BEREA -- Mathilde Taylor, 67, of Meadowbrook Drive, Stanford, died Thursday at Berea Hospital.
She was born May 12, 1932, in Germany. A longtime resident of Lincoln County, she was a homemaker and member of Fort Logan 
Church of Christ in Stanford.
Survivors include a son, Bill Bryant of Richmond; a daughter, Silvia Cunniff of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a 
brother; and a sister.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fort Logan Church of Christ by pastor Wayne Galloway. Burial will be in
Richmond Cemetery.
Visitation is 6:30-9 p.m. Monday at the church.
Williams Funeral Home, Berea, is in charge of arrangements.  

 

      Feb 26, 1998 – Thursday

VERMILLION, Verna  Yocom                                                         d. 25 Feb 1998                      
Verna Yocom Vermillion, 72, of South Third Street, died Wednesday at Bowling Green Medical Center.
Born Feb. 5, 1926, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Laura DeVore Yocom. She was the widow of 
James K. Vermillion and a retired Palm Beach Co. employee.
Survivors include two sisters, Dessie Gibson of Glasgow and Essie Singleton of Danville.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at
Bellevue Cemetery by the Rev. Gary Yocom.
Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.  

 

       Oct. 01, 2004

WALLS, Calvin                                                           D. 30 Sept, 2004

CRAB ORCHARD - Calvin Walls, 59, of Crab Orchard, died Thursday at his home. Born Jan. 15, 1945, in Lincoln County, he was 
the son of the late Otis and Martha Hacker Walls. 
He was a retired painter for Engles Construction Co.  
Survivors include his wife, Lena Mae Stokes Walls of Crab Orchard; two sons, Calvin D. Walls and Robert L. Walls, both of Lexington; 
a daughter, Sandra Brisson of Lexington; a sister, Shirley A. Adams of Danville; four brothers, Delbert Walls of Crab Orchard and Jimmy, 
Frankie and Johnny Walls, all of Danville; and four grandchildren.  
Services will be noon Saturday at McKnight Funeral Home by the Rev. Bruce Taylor. Burial will be in Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Pallbearers will be David Walls, Mickey Adams, Tommy Walls, Jimmy Walls, Brian Walls and Shane Fines.  

 

 

      August 29, 1999 – Sunday

WALLS, Carlos D.                                                                                d. 27 Aug 1999
STANFORD -- Services for Carlos Darrell "Cotton" Walls, 54, of Greenriver Road, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home 
by the Rev. Neal Prather. Burial will be in
Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Friday at his home.
Born May 5, 1945, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Carlos and Pauline Baugh Walls. He was a 10-year employee of Davis 
H. Elliott High Lines and a deacon at South Fork Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Yocum Walls; three sons, Darrell Lee Walls, Tony Walls and Jeff Walls, all of the Green River 
community; nine brothers, Jimmy and Buddy Walls, both of Hustonville, Laymon Walls of Cincinnati, Johnny Walls of Science Hill, 
Donnie, Ronnie and Barry Walls, all of Waynesburg, Norman Walls of Eubank, and Sammy Walls of Lancaster; a sister, Sue Oney of 
Waynesburg; and three grandchildren.  

 

Aug. 04, 1996 – Sunday

WALLS, Elmer                                                                                     d. 03 Aug 1996
STANFORD - Elmer Walls, 68, of 166 Ben Jean Drive, Danville, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. 
Born Feb. 8, 1928, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Otis Newland and Martha Hacker Walls. He was a retired farmer and 
truck driver. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force and belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member 
of the Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Vedenia Singleton Walls; two sons, Brian Walls of Hustonville and Jimmy Walls of 
Stanford; two daughters, Bobbie Jean Andres of Hopkinsville and Tia Renee Walls of Danville; five brothers, Delbert and Calvin Walls, 
both of Crab Orchard, Jimmy and Johnny Walls, both of Junction City and Frankie Walls of Danville; one sister, Shirley Ann Adams of 
Danville and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Funeral Home. Burial will be in
Ephesus Cemetery
Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Tuesday.  

        Dec. 27, 1998 – Sunday

WALLS, Roy P.                                                                                     d. 23 Dec 1998
STANFORD - Roy Pete Walls, 95, of Meadowbrooks Road, Stanford, died Wednesday at Stanford House nursing home.
Born April 26, 1903, he was a Lincoln County native and the son of the late John and Mary Houston Walls. He was the widower of 
Naomi Gilpin Walls.
He was a retired employee of Boyle Block with 25 years of service, a farmer, and delivered flowers for Charles Gilliland Flower Shop. 
He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Buddy Walls of LaGrange and Johnny Walls of Lawrenceburg; four daughters, Ruby Lowe and 
Barbara Owens, both of Stanford, Jewell Allen of Harrodsburg, and Sue Ann Horn of Lincoln Park, Mich.; 25 grandchildren; 59 
great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home by Cecil Roundtree and Ron Meece. Burial will be in
Buffalo Springs Cemetery
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Fox Funeral Home handled the arrangements.  

 

          Aug. 23, 1999 – Monday

WEAVER, Dencie B. Murphy                                                        d. 21 Aug 1999
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Dencie B. Weaver, 90, of Middletown, died Saturday at Middletown Regional Hospital.
Born June 14, 1909, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Allen and Ida Coffey Murphy. She was a member of Hillcrest 
Baptist Church and the widower of Homer Weaver.
Survivors include two sons, Bill "Roy" Weaver and Lawrence "Sibi" Weaver, both of Carlisle, Ohio; a daughter, Jacquelene Doty of 
Springboro, Ohio; a brother, Claude Murphy of Lincoln County; two sisters, Gladys Denham and Berdie Jefferies, both of Lincoln 
County; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald Weaver and Allen Weaver.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home. Burial will be in
Springboro, Cemetery. Visitation will be 
5-8 p.m. Tuesday.  

 

         July 03, 2002 – Wednesday                         

WILSON,  Louise Conatser , 66, of Versailles died Monday July 1, 2002  at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born in Lincoln 
County, she was the daughter of Edna Gabbard of Lexington and the late James Conatser. She was owner of Wilson Auto Parts 
and Wrecker Service and a member of Lawrenceburg Fellowship Baptist Church. She was the widow of C.D. Wilson.

 Others survivors include two sons, Bo Wilson of Bloomfield, Kevin Wilson of Versailles and Tom Wilson of Lexington; four 
daughters, Kae Lay, Tracey Wilson, Dee Dee Stanfield and Misti Stratton, all of Versailles; a sister, Shirley Atwood of Moreland; 
two brothers, John Conatser and Jerry Conatser, both of Nicholasville; and several grandchildren. Services were today at Blackburn 
& Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Jones. Burial will be in
Rose Crest Cemetery.

   

      

          July 07, 1999 – Wednesday

WILSON, George M.                                                                 d. 04 July 1999
MORELAND -- Services for George Marvin Wilson, 72, of Junction City will be 2 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home 
by Keith Willoughby. Burial will be in
Wilson Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Randall, Lonnie, Stacy, Gary and Raymond Wilson Jr., and Robert Bragg.
He died Sunday at Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.  

 

    July 07, 1999 – Wednesday

WRAY, Ralph                                                                 d. 06 July 1999
Ralph Wray, 58, of East Ila Ave. died Tuesday at his home of natural causes. 
Born Oct. 19, 1940, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Clarence and Amanda Coffman Wray.
Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Wilburn of Harrodsburg and Debbie Siler of Danville; a sister, Barbara Stagner of 
Junction City; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in
Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Visitation is 
5-9 p.m. Thursday.

 Ralph WRAY
Services for Ralph Wray, 58, of East Ila Ave. will be 11 a.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Revs. Paul Floyd 
and Don Drake. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford. 
He died Tuesday at his home of natural causes.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Grant, Marty Worthington, Jesse Crowe, Horace Ellis and Terry, Lawrence and Wayne Wray.
Honorary pallbearers are Doug Ellis, Billy Tarter, Bill Durham, Johnny Stagner, Earl and Paul Starnes and Paul McCulley.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.