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DRURY, Robert E. 1930-1997
Surnames: BECHTEL, DRURY, EDWARDS, HARMON, SPALDING#00001
PC Thu, 02 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG, KY - Robert E. Drury, 66, Salvisa, died Wednesday at home.
Born Dec. 4, 1930, in Anderson County, he was a son of Arbie Edwards Drury of Mercer County and the late Roy H. Drury. He was a truck driver and a member of the Anderson Christian Church. He was a former elder of Mayo Christian Church, a member of the American Legion and an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Additional survivors include his wife, Myrtle Hazel Spalding Drury; two sons, Carson and Tony Drury, both of Mercer County; a daughter, Wanda Bechtel of Harrodsburg; a sister, Betty Harmon of Mercer County; and five grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Rick Burnett and Dan Lilpop. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mike Ransdell, Steve Roby, William Gash, Stanley King, Jerry Goodlet and Robert Brock.
Honorary pallbearers are elders of Anderson Christian Church, George Bechtel and Marvin Grace.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.

Danville Advocate-Messenger
January 2, 1997

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McCANN, John Fred 1919-1997
Surnames: HARLOW, MCCANN, MOORE, NOEL#00002
PC Thu, 02 Jul 1998
John Fred McCann, Harrodsburg optometrist, dies
HARRODSBURG - Dr. John Fred McCann, 77, of 618 East Lexington Street, died Friday in the emergency room of James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 5, 1919, in Nelson County, he was a son of the late Frederick and Eliza Jane Harlow McCann. He was a graduate of Asbury College and Northern Illinois College of Optometry.
He served in the Air Force during World War II and was a graduate of the Army Training and Air Cadet Program. He was a member of the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church, where he served as church treasurer for 10 years.
Dr. McCann was a lifetime member of the American Optometric Association and the Kentucky Optometric Association. He was a former member of the Rotary Club, Jaycees, Veterans of Foreign War and the American Legion. He helped organize the beginning of the Baseball Little League in Mercer County and was the first president of the Babe Ruth League.
He started his optometric practice in Harrodsburg in 1949 and retired in 1990 after 41 years. He was preceded in death by a son, John Frederick McCann Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Moore McCann; two daughters, Jane McCann Noel of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Anne McCann Combs of Harrodsburg; one son, Jack Thomas McCann of Toureon, Mexico; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. today at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Girard. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is after 7 a.m. today.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 721 W. Main St., Suite 102, Louisville, Ky., 40202-2683.

Danville Advocate-Messenger
January 5, 1997

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HOCKERSMITH, John W. 1908-1997
Surnames: BROGLE, BROWN, HOCKERSMITH, SEROTTA, WILEY#00003
PC Thu, 02 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Services for John Wesley Hockersmith Jr., 88, of Old Louisville Road, Salvisa, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. John W. Hockersmith III. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.
He died Saturday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 1, 1908, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late John W. and Serelda Wiley Hockersmith. He was a retired coal operator and meat processor. He was a former member of Mercer County Board of Education, National Rifle Association and Harrodsburg Christian Union Church.
Survivors include his wife, Hertaline Brown Hockersmith; a son, John Wesley Hockersmith III of Salvisa; a daughter, Jean Ann Brogle of Salvisa; a sister, Nell Serotta of Cary, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Steven Brogle, John W. Hockersmith IV, Derek and Justin Ball, Trent Young, Scott and Travis Brogle and David Ball.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today

Danville Advocate-Messenger
January 6, 1997

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WATTS, Henrietta 1921-1997
Surnames: CRAVENS, GIBSON, WATTS#00004
PC Thu, 02 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Henrietta Watts, died Sunday at Pattie A. Clay Hospital, Richmond. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 6, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Services for Henrietta Watts, 75, Lackawanna Road, Lexington, were 11 a.m. today at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home the Rev. Jerry Summers. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dan Selby, Delbert Siler, Tommy Lane, Henry James and R.D. Payton Jr.
She died Sunday at Pattie A. Clay Hospital, Richmond.
Born Jan. 28, 1921, in McAfee, she was a daughter of the late Stephen Douglas and Lena Gibson Watts. She was a librarian for a number of years at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. She was a world traveler, a 1946 graduate of the University of Kentucky, attended the Moody Bible Institute, and was a Sunday School teacher and member of Centenary United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Cravens, Lexington.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 7, 1997

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SAMPSON, Robert P., Sr. 1895-1997
Surnames: BAUGH, HOLLOWAY, LAWSON, LESTER, OVERSTREET, SAMPSON, SALLEE#00005
PC Thu, 02 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Robert Pitts Sampson Sr., 101, South Lebanon, Ohio, died there Saturday.
Born June 20, 1895, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Nepolean Waldon and Jennie Lowrey Overstreet Sampson. He was a retired farmer, carpenter and mechanic. He was an Army veteran of World War I, a member of Union Christian Church and 50-year member of DAV.
Survivors include his son, Robert Pitts Sampson Jr., South Lebanon; five daughters, Pauline Holloway, South Lebanon, Alene Lester and Dortha Lawson, both of Harrodsburg, Katie Sallee, Lexington, and Ann Baugh, Versailles.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Randsell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. David Hartman. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Howard and Glen Holloway, Michael and Jeffrey Wells, Charlie Lawson and Danny Field.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 13, 1997
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VanARSDALL, Roger A. 1929-1997
Surnames: BURKE, REEVES, SWARBRICK, VANARSDALL#00006
PC Thu, 02 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Roger Alan VanArsdall, 68, West Main, Burgin, husband of Geneva Katherine Barker VanArsdall, died Saturday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Jan 1, 1929, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late John Wesley and Maude Esther Reeves Van Arsdall. He was a retired employee of Kentucky Utilities, where he was communications manager for 45 years. He also served as a Burgin Independent school board member and vice chairman for a number of years. He was a former member of the Lions Club, and Model Airplanes Association and was a ham radio operator. He was a member or Burgin Christian Church.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Alan VanArsdall, Lexington and Roger Alan VanArsdall Jr., Mercer County; two daughters, Janet Alan Swarbrick of Lexington and Holly Katherine Burke, Owensboro; a brother, Roy Newman VanArsdall of Illinois; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Caldwell-Reiss. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may go to Burgin Christian Church, W. Main St. Burgin, 40310.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 13, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Services for Roger Alan VanArsdall, 68, West Main, Burgin, will be 2:30 p.m. today at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Caldwell-Reiss. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Saturday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Pallbearers will be George Sandidge, Jimmie Marks, Melvyn Cobb, Mark Durham, George W. VanArsdall Jr. and Roy Lee Sanders.
Honorary pallbearers are Everett Barker, Bobby Coulter, George Brammer, Dale Stockton, Luke Goetzinger, Rex Kidd, Phillip Daly and Bob Pingleton.
Visitation is after 7 a.m. today.
Memorials may go to Burgin Christian Church, W. Main St. Burgin, 40310.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 14, 1997

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SHEARROW, Guy J. 1935-1997
Surnames: BOSWELL, DYE, SHEARROW#00007
PC Thu, 02 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Guy J. Shearrow, 61, Battle Road, Mackville, died Monday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 3, 1935, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Guy Roy and Lou Ada Dye Shearrow. He was a retired steel worker and an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Margaret Boswell of Mackville.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Williams. Burial will be in Battle Cemetery.
Visitation is after 9 a.m. Thursday.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 14, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Services for Guy J. Shearrow, 61, Battle Road, Mackville, will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Williams. Burial will be in Battle Cemetery.
He died Monday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Buck, Willie Dale Boswell, Johnny Boswell, Noble Boswell and Elwood Boswell.
Visitation is after 9 a.m. Thursday until time of service.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 15, 1997

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CARTER, Pauline (Vandivier) 1915-1997
Surnames: CARTER, CLAUNCH, LOGUE, PEAVLER, VANDIVIER#00008
PC Thu, 02 Jul 1998
   
HARRODSBURG - Pauline Carter, 81, York Street, died Sunday at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Home.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 13, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Services for Pauline V. Carter, 81, York Street, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Arnold Moon and Don Reed. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She died Sunday at home.
Born Sept. 7, 1915, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Maggie Peavler Vandivier and the widow of Simon E. Carter. She was a member of Bruners Chapel Baptist Church
Survivors include two sons, Jimmie B. Carter, Harrodsburg and Gerald B. Carter, Franklin; two brothers, Loyd Vandivier and Eldrid Vandivier, both of Mercer County; two sisters, Beatrice Logue and Grace Claunch, both of Mercer County; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Carter, Robert Sallee, Brent Logue, Donnie and Clayton Tyler, Miller and Don Horn, Bill Shewmaker, Aaron Gray and Stanley Green.
Honorary pallbearers are Barry, Bobby, Danny, Mike, Doug, and Todd Vandivier, J.W., Kermit, Harold, Billy, and Donald Logue and Ronnie Claunch.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 14, 1997

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BURNS, Ruth B. (Vest) 1908-1997
Surnames: BURNS, RUSSELL, VEST#00009
PC Thu, 02 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Ruth B. Burns, 88, West Office Street, died Saturday at home.
Born July 30, 1908, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late James H. and Betty Russell Vest. She was a homemaker and member of Deep Creek Baptist Church and Mercer Senior Citizens. She was the widow of Roy James Burns.
Survivors include a son, J.H. Burns, Salvisa; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Robert Logue and Hillary Claypool. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Roy Best, R.C. Best, Jimmy Cocanougher, Roy L. Gibson, Leon Burns, and Kenneth Riley.
Memorials may go to Gideon Memorial Bible Fund.
Honorary pallbearers are Marvin Gibson, Garnett Gibson, Howard Logue, Wayne Russell, Reuben Deringer and Myron Lawson.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 20, 1997
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TATE, Hazel L. (Webb) 1914-1997
Surnames: CAREY, JONES, MERRIMAN, RICHARDS, RICHARDSON, TATE, WEBB#00010
PC Fri, 03 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Hazel Lee Tate, 82, Belmont Court, died Monday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 8, 1914, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Polk and Pearl Jones Webb. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Silver Bells Sunday School class. She was a member of Mercer County Senior Citizens.
Survivors include, a son, Jay Tate, Leesburg, Ala.; four daughters, Bonnie Richardson and Vergie Richards, both of Harrodsburg, Susie Merriman and Esther Carey, both of Burgin; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Mark Baldauff. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 21, 1997
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LANHAM, Eunice (Hall)
Surnames: HALL, KEY, LANHAM, TAYLOR, WILDER#00011
PC Fri, 03 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Eunice Lanham, Marimon Avenue, died Sunday at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor.
Born in Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Carter and Laura Taylor Hall. She was a retied employee of Broaddus Inc., and the widow of Fred Lanham. She was a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Billy G. Lanham, Burgin; a daughter, Kathleen Wilder, Lexington; two brothers, Roy Hall, Jeffersonville, Ind., and Marvin Hall, Louisville; a sister, Ruby Key, Mackville; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Kenneth Whitehouse. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 20, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Services for Eunice Lanham, Marimon Avenue, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Kenneth Whitehouse. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She died Sunday at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 21, 1997

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ROBINSON, Dora L. (Caldwell) 1926-1997
Surnames: BOWMAN, BUNTAIN, CALDWELL, DECAN, DURR, HAWKINS, PHILLIPS, ROBINSON, RITCHEY, SMITH, TURNER#00012
PC Fri, 03 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG -Dora L. Robinson, 70, Mackville Road, died Thursday at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 22, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Services for Dora Lee Robinson, 70, Mackville Road, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Williams. Burial will be in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at home.
Born Nov. 4, 1926, in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Dora Smith Caldwell. She was a homemaker and a member of Goshen Baptist Church, Anderson County. She was the widow of Thomas A. Robinson.
Survivors include a son, Everette Thomas Robinson, MacAfee,; six daughters, Elaine Durr, Wanda Buntain and Barbara Decan, all of Mercer County, Rosa Bowman of Lawrenceburg, Susan Turner of Shelbyville and Laura Phillips of Harrodsburg; three half brothers, Pete Smith and Johnny Caldwell, both of Anderson County, and Roger Caldwell, Tennessee; three half sisters, Betty Robinson, Jean Hawkins and Susie Ritchey, all of Anderson County; 14 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Byrdie Robinson.
Pallbearers will be Albert Turner, Terry Phillips, William Durr, Gary Buntain, John Decan and Vickie Robinson.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Friday.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 23, 1997

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BOSWELL, Jerry W. 1943-1997
Surnames: BOSWELL, OLDHAM, REID, SANFORD, SHEARER#00013
PC Fri, 03 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Jerry Boswell, 53, Mercer County, died Thursday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 24, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Services for Jerry Wayne Boswell, 53, of 1667 Kennedy Bridge Road, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by Terry Cornish. Burial with military rites will be in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
He died Thursday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 28, 1943, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late William and Dorothy Marie Shearer Reid. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Lee Boswell.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Oldham Boswell; three sons, Mark Wayne Boswell, Jerry Wayne Boswell Jr. and Danny Dale Boswell, all of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Patricia Jo-ann Boswell of Harrodsburg; one brother, David Allen Boswell of Harrodsburg; one sister, Beverly June Sanford of Harrodsburg; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Ronald Hungate, Howard Mobley, Stevie Simpson, George Moore, Roy Parker and Tony Boswell.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Monday.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 26, 1997

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TACKETT, Orville 1935-1997
Surnames: CARR, COMPTON, EVANS, HALL, HAMILTON, HENDREN, HYATT, RAY, ROBERTS, SELBY, SHEWMAKER, STARES, TACKETT, TEATER, WHITE, YEAST#00014
PC Fri, 03 Jul 1998
   
HARRODSBURG - Services for Orville Tackett, 61, of 759 Greenwood Drive, will be 2 p.m. today at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by Bobby Logue. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Thursday at his residence. Born Feb. 20, 1935, in Pike County, he was a son of the late Orbe and Marmie ROBERTS TACKETT. He was a retired employee of Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company and attended Ellers Memorial Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra HENDREN, and his first wife, Ruby Tackett.
Survivors include his wife, Toney Lee STARES TACKETT; one son, Daryl TACKETT of Harrodsburg; three stepsons, Gilbert RAY of Lancaster, Curtis SELBY of Lawrenceburg and Luther SELBY of Indiana; two daughters, Sue HYATT and Anita TEATER, both of Lawrenceburg; three stepdaughters, Mary Alice HAMILTON, Myrtle CARR and Rose EVANS, all of Indiana; three brothers, Richard TACKETT, Arvid TACKETT and Gary TACKETT, all of Harrodsburg; five sisters, Joyce HALL, Jeanie COMPTON, Patricia YEAST, Marcella WHITE and Linda SHEWMAKER, all of Harrodsburg; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Shannon Yeast, Randy Tackett, Scott Shewmaker, Patrick Shewmaker, Ronnie Compton, Richard Compton and Rodney Compton. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Noel, Bobby Carrier, Mike Chapman, Keith Goodlett, Rickey Releford and David Snow.
Visitation is after 7 a.m. today.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 26, 1997
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DAY, Minnie Lee (Black) 1924-1997
Surnames: BLACK, DAY, KEY, RELEFORD#00015
PC Fri, 03 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Minnie Lee DAY, 72, died Saturday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 11, 1924, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late Clifton Thomas and Minnie KEY BLACK. She was a waitress, a member of the Baptist Church and the widow of Thomas E. Day.
Survivors include a brother, Ralph Amos BLACK, Harrodsburg; and a sister, Lillie Margaret RELEFORD, Harrodsburg.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. James Harley.
Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 27, 1997
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PATTERSON, Kermit and Opal
Surnames: BALLOU, BONTA, HARRISON, LEONARD, PATTERSON, TALLANT#00016
PC Fri, 03 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Joint services for Kermit and Opal BALLOU PATTERSON, Richmond, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at McClellan Funeral Home by the Revs. Curtis Warf and Bill Fort. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
They died Friday as the result of an automobile accident on Ky. 52 near Richmond.
Mr. Patterson was the son of the late Joseph and Addie LEONARD PATTERSON. He was a retired professor of business administration at Eastern Kentucky University. The couple co-owned Central Kentucky Meat Company.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon TALLANT, Saginaw, Texas; a sister, Ava Pat BONTA, Frankfort; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Mrs. Patterson was the daughter of the late Paul O. and Fredrica HARRISON BALLOU. She was a retired biology professor at EKU.
Survivors include a brother, Paul Otha BALLOU Jr., Fairfax. Va., and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 28, 1997
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ISON, William 1902-1997
Surnames: CHAMPION, ISON, WALTER#00017
PC Fri, 03 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - William ISON, 95, Burgin, died Tuesday at Haggin Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 29, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Services for William Thomas ISON, 94, Burgin, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Steven Coss. Burial will be in Burgin Memorial Gardens.
He died Tuesday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 8, 1902, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Henry T. and Kate CHAMPION ISON. He was a farmer and the widower of Annelle WALTER Ison.
Surviving is a brother, Zack ISON, Burgin.
Pallbearers will be James H. Moore, Edwin Freeman, Pat Lear, Luke Austin, Sherman Camden Sr., Charles Ison, Michael McRay and David Demarst.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Burgin United Methodist Church.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 30, 1997

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MONROE, Lucille [Moore] 1911-1997
Surnames: LONG, LYENS, MONROE, MOORE#00018
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Lucille MONROE, 85, Harrodsburg, widow of L.C. MONROE, died today at Haggin Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 30, 1997
HARRODSBURG - Services for Lucille Monroe, 85, formerly of 278 Boone St., will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hensley. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She died Thursday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born March 2, 1911, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary MONROE MOORE. She was a member of Southside Christian Church.
She was the widow of L.C. MONROE and was preceded in death by a daughter, Nettie Pearl LONG.
Survivors include a sister, Marjorie LYENS of Harrodsburg; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 3-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Danville Advocate-Messenger January 31, 1997
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CREECH, Onimus 1910-1997
Surnames: CREECH, COSBY, GRAHAM, HALL, HONSHUL, IVES#00019
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Onimus "Butch" Creech, 86, Dodd Road, Richmond, died Saturday at home.
Born Nov. 20, 1910, in Wolfe County, he was a son of the late Adam and Lou IVES CREECH. He was a Baptist and a retired employee of Frank McMullin Florist, Lexington. He was the widower of the late Edna COSBY GRAHAM CREECH.
Survivors include a son, Herman Gordon GRAHAM of Marietta, Georgia; two daughters, Leatrice Rose HONSHUL and Norma Sue HALL, both of Richmond; three brothers, Lamech CREECH of Lexington, Ishmael CREECH of Winchester and Clifford CREECH of Sadieville; a sister, Abagail CREECH of New York; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a stepmother, Lueeva CREECH.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by Carl Hatmaker. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Danville Advocate-Messenger February 3, 1997
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COVERT, Horace G. 1908-1997
Surnames: COVERT, PHILLIPS, SEXTON#00020
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG Horace COUVERT, formerly of Burgin, died today in Seymour, Ind., Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.
Danville Advocate-Messenger March 14, 1997
HARRODSBURG - Horace G. COVERT, 89, Seymour, Ind., formerly of Burgin, died Friday at Memorial Hospital in Seymour.
Born March 3, 1908, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Alonzo and Mattie PHILLIPS COVERT. He was a farmer and member of the Mercer County Senior Citizens, Shawnee Run Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served in the Army during World War II and was the widower of Lottie Mae COVERT.
Survivors include two sisters, Nellie SEXTON of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Emma SEXTON of Nicholasville; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Lester Tirey. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery with military rites.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Monday.
Danville Advocate-Messenger March 16, 1997
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PEAVLER, Edith [Himes] 1932-1997
Surnames: COLLINS, GINTER, HIMES, PEAVLER, SHEETS, TURNER#00021
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Edith Peavler, 65, North Main Street, died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of J.P. Peavler. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.
Danville Advocate-Messenger March 12, 1997
HARRODSBURG - Services for Edith Peavler, 65, North Main Street, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Girard. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at home.
Born Jan. 17, 1932, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late Hershell Turner and Nellie Collins Himes. She was a retired employee of Cricketeer and was affiliated with Harrodsburg United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, J.P. Peavler; two sons, John Wayne Peavler and Freddie Peavler, both of Harrodsburg; a daughter, Phyllis Sheets of Lexington; a brother, Edgar Lee Turner of Danville; a sister, Martha Ginter of Lexington; seven grandchildren; three step grandsons; two great-grandchildren; and a step great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers will be James Carey, Jamie Dehart, Jeff Phillips, Charles Bentley, and Marty Jacks.
Honorary pallbearers are Dan Peavler, Randy Peavler, and Ronnie Morris.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Friday.
Memorials may go to Harrodsburg United Methodist Church, Box 273, Harrodsburg, Ky., 40330; or Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, Ky. 40422.
Danville Advocate-Messenger March 12, 1997
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BRASHEAR, William M. 1916-1997
Surnames: BRASHEAR, EVANS, FERGUSON, LOLLIS, MCELHANNON, PROFITT, WATTS#00022
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - William M. Brashear, 80, Burgin-Danville Road, died Tuesday at home, apparently of a heart attack. He was the widower of Ann Margaret Brashear. Arrangements are incomplete at McClellan Funeral Home.
Danville Advocate-Messenger March 12, 1997
HARRODSBURG - Services for William M. Brashear, 80, Burgin-Danville Road, Burgin, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Burgin Baptist Church by the Rev. Joseph Vest. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at home, apparently of a heart attack.
Born Sept. 7, 1916, in Viper, he was a son of the late Marion H. and Lillie Watts Brashear. He was a retired teacher, having taught in Eastern Kentucky, Rose Hill and Mercer County for 26 years. He was a member, deacon and Sunday School teacher of Burgin Baptist Church, and a former employee of Kroger in Harrodsburg. He was the widower of Anna Margaret McElhannon Brashear.
Survivors include a daughter, Etha Brashear Lollis of St. John, Ind.; six brothers, Eli Brashear of Newport News, Va., Elmer Brashear of Winchester, Corbett Brashear of Viper, Adrian Brashear of Hazard, Taylor Brashear of Hamilton, Ohio, and Mark Brashear of Middletown, Ohio; three sisters, Velora Profitt of Lexington, Claudine Ferguson of Burgin and Elizabeth Evans of North Vernon, Ind.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Bill Waggener, Howard Waggener, Guilford Waggener, Gene Robinson, Charlie Robinson, Eddie Russell, Bill Patrick, Bob Williams, James Matherly, Lawrence Hawkins, Pat Lear, Howard Smith and David Sims.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at McClellen Funeral Home.
Memorials may go to a favorite charity.
Danville Advocate-Messenger March 12, 1997
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JAMES, Bart 1959-1997
Surnames: JAMES, SANDERS#00023
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Bart James, 37, Payne Street, Louisville, died Saturday in Louisville.
Born Oct. 30, 1959, in Chaumont, France, he was a son of Howard Shelton James of Florida, and Pauline Sanders James of Mercer County. He was an attorney for the State of Kentucky, had served in the Army and was a member of Mt. Freedom Baptist Church. He attended University of Kentucky and was a graduate of University of Louisville Law School.
Additional survivors include his paternal grandmother, Branche James of Harrodsburg; three brothers, Howard James Jr. of Daytona Beach, Fla., Ken Byron James of Louisville, and his twin, Brett James of Casey County; and a sister, Dr. Tina James of London, Ohio.
No services are scheduled. Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Danville Advocate-Messenger March 11, 1997
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TURNER, Arley S. 1943-1997
Surnames: BYRD, COONTZ, COSSTELLA, GOODLET, HOOPER, HUME, JONES, RAKESTRAW, TURNER, WESLEY, WESLEY, WHITEHOUSE#00024
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
   
HARRODSBURG - Arlie Turner, 53, of 365 Cornishville Street, died Saturday at his residence after an illness. He was the husband of Helen Turner and a self-employed mechanic.
Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.
Danville Advocate-Messenger March 9, 1997
HARRODSBURG - Services for Arley S. Turner, 53, Cornishville Street, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Fellowship Baptist Church by the Rev. James Harley. Burial is in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Saturday at home.
Born Nov. 18, 1943, in Martinsville, Ind., he was a son of Hazel Rakestraw Turner of Danville and the late Riley Turner. He was a self-employed mechanic and attended Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Hooper Turner; a son, Michael Hooper of Harrodsburg; three daughters, Shelley Wesley of Stanford, Pat Turner of Louisville and Donna Cosstella of Texas; five sisters, Margaret Goodlet, Alice Byrd and Patricia Hume of Harrodsburg, Carol Whitehouse of Danville and Susie Jones of Perryville; five brothers, Sam Turner, James ``Sparky'' Turner, and Donnie Turner, all of Danville, Larry Turner of Lexington and Ricky Turner of Berea; a half brother, Acey Turner of Stanford; a half sister, Elizabeth Coontz of Junction City; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shonna Wesley.
Pallbearers will be Michael Hooper, Harold Goodley Jr., Gary Hume, Daniel Jones, Jerry Byrd Jr., and Jimmy Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Danny Jones and Billy Johnson.
Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Danville Advocate-Messenger March 10, 1997
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SEMONES, Billy 1941-1997
Surnames: ANDERSON, BAILEY, HART, NICHLES, SEMONES, WEBB#00025
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Billy Semones, 55, Ada Drive, died Wednesday at Jewish Hospital, Louisville. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
Danville Advocate-Messenger March 6, 1997
HARRODSBURG - Services for Billy Semones, 55, Ada Drive, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. James Harley. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at Jewish Hospital, Louisville.
Born March 29, 1941, in Mercer County, he was a son of Hattie Pearl Bailey Semones of Harrodsburg and the late Garnett Semones. He was owner and operator of Semones Body Shop and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
Additional survivors include his wife, Brenda Anderson Semones; a son, Billy Ray Semones of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Beverly Nichles and Becky Hart, both of Harrodsburg; a brother, Maurice Semones of Harrodsburg; a sister, Garnetta Webb of Harrodsburg; and four grandchildren.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to American Lung Association.
Danville Advocate-Messenger March 7, 1997
HARRODSBURG - Services for Billy Semones, 55, Ada Drive, were held Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Don Billy Yates, Gary Houchins, Cornell Powell, Leon Roy, Fred Brown, Gary Walker and Leo Staton.
Honorary pallbearers were Pete Anderson, Charlie Monroe, Allen Monroe, Junior Monroe, Junior Isham, Jim Ellis, B.R. Chilton, Greg Anderson, Louis Anderson, Fred Anderson, Tom Curtsinger, Marshall Thompson, Ralph Anderson, Kevin Semones, Gary Clemmons, Leonard Steele, Mike Semones, Marty Ross, Jeff Turner, Steve Releford, Chris Ross, John Maddox, Randy Webb, Tim Yeager and Wally Bottoms.
Danville Advocate-Messenger March 9, 1997
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