Charles W. Bonta
Charles William "Billy" Bonta II, 88, of South Fourth Street, died Tuesday at Charleston Health Care Center.
Born Dec. 4, 1910, in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Charles C. and Mattie Hourigan Bonta Gray.
He was a retired employee of Kentucky State Hospital, a retired farmer and owner of Bonta Trailer Park.
He was a member of Danville Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Harris Bonta of Danville; three daughters, Pamela Magnus of Louisville, Marlene Erickson of Nicholasville and Debbie
Shearer of Danville; a son, Charles W. Bonta III of Frankfort; a sister, Grace Leonard of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Marjorie C. Craig
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Marjorie C. Craig, 69, of Fort Myers, Fla., died there Monday.
She was born in Danville.
Survivors include her husband, Dewey Craig; a daughter, Pamela Koper of North Fort Myers; a brother, Eugene Patterson of Leesburg, Fla.; and two
sisters, Mildred Doolin and Mary Clem, both of Danville.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
Jennifer K. McIntyre
LEXINGTON-- Jennifer Kruse McIntyre, 47, of Danville, died Tuesday at her home of natural causes.
Born Aug. 27, 1952, in Lexington, she was a daughter of Margaret Stokes McIntyre and the late George E. McIntrye. She was a math teacher at West
Jessamine County Middle School and was a member of Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Versailles.
Survivors include a son, Russell E. Huffman III; a sister, Rebecca A. Lyon of Paris; and a brother, George P. McIntyre of Nicholasville.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Pisgah Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Michael Ward. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery.
Visitation will be after the service in the Pisgah Academy building.
W.R. Milward Funeral Home, Broadway, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville 40423; or American Cancer Society, 160 Moore Dr., Suite 201, Lexington 40503.
Clarence W. Sims
HAMILTON, Ohio -- Clarence William Sims, 68, of Hamilton, died Monday at his home.
Born in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Clinton and Hazel Kurtz Sims. He was a truck driver for the Kroger Co. for 40 years and was a member
of Millville Baptist Church where he was a deacon and trustee.
Survivors include his wife, Norma L. Prewitt Sims; three daughters, Wanda Peavler of Harrodsburg and Debra J. Sims and Kimberly A. Sims, both of
Hamilton; two brothers, Clinton Sims Jr. of Frankfort and Hollie J. Sims of Harrodsburg; a sister, Margaret Camden of Harrodsburg; two grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 8 p.m. today at Weigel Funeral Home by the Revs. David Reynolds and Richard McGuire. Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Rose Hill
Memorials may go to the Lottie Moon Missionary Offering, First Millville Baptist Church, 1069 Millville-Oxford Rd., Hamilton, Ohio, 45013.
September 2, 1999
Peggy Jo Amos
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Peggy Jo Amos, 65, of Danville, died Tuesday at her home.
Survivors include three daughters, Beth S. Landon of Huntsville, Dena K. McNelley of Hazel Green, Ala., and Vicki L. Garrison of Danville; two sons,
Henry T. Amos of Kelso, Wash., and John D. Amos of Montgomery, Ala.; a sister, Shirley Sage of Russellville, Mo.; two brothers, David Greenhaw of
Fayetteville, Tenn., and Bill Greenhaw of Huntsville; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Spry Chapel by the Rev. Elvie Greenhaw. Burial will be in Fords Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Information courtesy of Stith Funeral Home.
Michael S. Cannon
HARRODSBURG -- Michael Stuart Cannon, 38, of Ky. 33, died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center of natural causes.
Born Oct. 5, 1960, in Danville, he was a son of Edith J. Lamb Cannon of Danville and the late Ernest Lee Cannon. He was a heavy equipment operator
for Curtis Willmott Construction Co. and a member of Mitchellsburg Baptist Church.
Other survivors include his wife, Emily C. Tatum Cannon of Harrodsburg; a son, Joshua L. Cannon, at home; and a daughter, Hallie D. Cannon, at home;
and a sister, Wanda J. Harness of Crab Orchard.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Robert DeFoor. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to American Cancer Society.
Billie D. Ritchie
SMITHVILLE, Tenn. -- Billie D. Ritchie, 68, of Alexandria, Tenn., died Wednesday at Summitt Hospital in Hermitage, Tenn.
She was a retired dental lab assistant and a member of Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include two daughters, Stevia Wysong of Springfield, Ohio; and Darla Lace of Elkhart, Ind.; a son, William Ritchie of Alexandria; three sisters,
Sally Akron of Mount Juliet, Tenn., Madeline Stevens of Alexandria, and Sue Gerlich of Springhill, Fla.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Friday at Walker Funeral Home.
Information courtesy of Fox Funeral Home.
Mildred W. Taylor
HARRODSBURG -- Services for Mildred Carter Watts Taylor, 76, of Mercer County, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by
Kenneth Preston. Burial will be in Berea Christian Church Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late Lee H. and Ruth Gritton Watts. She was a homemaker and a member of Bohon Christian Church.
She was the widow of Bertie Taylor.
Survivors include two sons, William C. Taylor of Mercer County and Steven D. Taylor of Harrodsburg; four stepsons, Bruce Taylor, Buford Taylor and
William D. Taylor, all of Mercer County, and Charlie Taylor of Lexington; two daughters, Rita K. Durr of Mercer County and Connie G. Bivins of
Harrodsburg; a brother, Allin Watts of Harrodsburg; a sister, Mary K. Russell of Harrodsburg; and two grandsons.
She was preceded in death by a stepson, Owen Taylor.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Watts, Levi Lay, Larry Yeager, Gary Durr, Mike Darland and Terry Durr. Honorary pallbearers will be Sammy Watts and men of
Bohon Church of Christ.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Friday until time of service.
September 3, 1999
Clara L. Carpenter
CRAB ORCHARD -- Clara Renee Lynn Carpenter was stillborn Aug. 27 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of Billy
Joe and Melissa A. Shelton Carpenter of Crab Orchard.
Other survivors include a sister, Raychel Allison Carpenter of Crab Orchard; maternal grandparents, John and Flon-nie Shelton of Crab Orchard; and a
great-grandmother, Catherine Shelton of Crab Orchard.
Services were Sunday at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Brodhead, by Dan Gutenson with burial in the church cemetery.
Gregory M. Infante
LIBERTY -- Gregory McLynn Infante, 37, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Aug. 24 in Jacksonville.
He was a son of Gertrude Hayes Roach Infante.
Survivors include two brothers, Michael R. Roach of Jacksonville and Steven R. Roach of Kings Mountain.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Frasher Funeral Home in Jacksonville by the Rev. Travis Moxley.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Corinth Church of God, Grove Ridge community in Casey County.
Graveside services will be held at Grove Ridge Cemetery by the Revs. Onva and Newell Hays.
Flowers may be sent to Bartle Funeral Home or Corinth Church of God.
LIBERTY -- Albert Justice, 71, of South Fork Creek, died Thursday at his home.
Born March 1, 1928, in Pike County, he was a son of the late Lando and Matilda Slone Justice. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Mount
Calvary Community Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mallie Hoskins Justice; three sons, James S. and Darrell E. Justice, both of Freeburn, and Charles Justice of Phelps; a
daughter, Margaret Casey of Marrowbone; three stepdaughters, Peggy Cash of Lynchburg, Va., Betty Parsons of Washington, D.C., and Wanda Fields
of Mouthcard; five stepsons, Johnny Ratliff of Little Prater, Va., Charles Ratliff of Webster, Fla., Brookes Ratliff of Grove Hill, Ohio, Jimmy Ratliff of
Russell Springs, and Timmy Ratliff of Frankfort; four sisters, Verlie Thaker of Co-umbus, Ohio, Garnett Justice of Okeechobee, Fla., Bertha Mainard of
Fetscreek, and Queenie Smith of Blackberry City, Va.; 14 grandchildren; 32 step grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and 39 step
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Community Church, Dunnville, by Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the church.
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert F. Kurtz
CINCINNATI -- Robert F. Kurtz, 65, of Cincinnati, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Thursday.
Born May 1, 1934, he was a son of Lula Hurst Kurtz and the late Charles Kurtz. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was employed as a
tech specialist for Provident Bank.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Kinsle Kurtz; a daughter, Linda Mattingly; a son, Joseph Kurtz; a brother, John Kurtz; two sisters, Elsie Culbertson
and Evelyn Kurtz; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Make A Wish Foundation.
Michael S. Cannon
HARRODSBURG -- Services for Michael S. Cannon, 38, of Ky. 33 were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Robert
DeFoor. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Pallbearers will be Chris Cannon, Michael Russell, Tony Anderson, Jimmy Cloyd, Greg Boynton and Tommy Floyd.
WAYNESBURG -- Services for Wayne Hamilton, 55, of Outwood Nursing Home, Dawson Springs, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral
Home by Greg Powell. Burial will be in Salyers Cemetery.
He died Thursday in Dawson Springs.
Born July 23, 1944, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Jacob H. and Della Salyers Hamilton.
He was an employee of Outback in Dawson Springs and won first place in running in Special Olympics.
Survivors include a sister, Judy Wahl of Kings Mountain.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday.
STANFORD -- Services for Jimmy Wilder, 85, of Stanford will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Fox Funeral Home by Gary King, Chester Cornett and David Harris.
Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Thursday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Born May 26, 1914, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late James H. and Dora Hoskins Wilder.
He was a farmer and a member of Fairview Christian Church.
He was the widower of the late Nellie Esther Wilder.
Survivors include four sons, James H. Wilder of Stanford, Doyle L. Wilder of Waynesburg, Laymon B. Wilder of Versailles and Jacob Wesley of
Columbus, Ind.; two daughters, Ilene Severance and Deva Harris, both of Stanford; three sisters, Nellie Creech of Cincinnati, Nancy Napier of Stanford
and Sarah Miracle of Crewe, Va.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Chris, Jason, Shane and Jeremy Wilder, David Harris, Scott Gifford and Tom Wooten.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Saturday.
September 5, 1999
Paul T. Hamm
SCIENCE HILL -- Services for Paul Thomas Hamm, 74, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Danville and Pulaski County, will be 3 p.m. today at Morris and
Hislope Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Baker.
Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery.
He died Thursday at the home of his mother. He was a retired University of Kentucky agriculture extension agent in Boyle County.
David Sparrow of the UK Cooperative Extension Service said, "While I was a 4-H agent in Boyle County, I had the opportunity to work with Paul. He was
very knowledgeable when it came to agriculture. His strong point was in the area of beef cattle."
Born Aug. 14, 1925, in Pulaski County, he was a son of Viola Blanche Collins Hamm of Eubank and the late Charles Hamm. He was an Army veteran,
having received a Purple Heart. He was a board member of the Beef Cattle Association, a founding member of the Boyle County Fair board, a past
president of the Danville Kiwanis Club and a past blood drive chairman for the American Red Cross. He was a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist
Survivors include his wife, Lois Godby Hamm; a son, Michael F. Hamm of London; two daughters, Melanie Hafley of Stanford and Mary Bell of Danville; a
brother, James A. Hamm of Carlisle; a sister, Margie W. Wilson of Carlisle; and five grandsons.
Memorials may go to the American Heart Association.
Ruth J. Paynter
Ruth Jones Paynter, 78, of Louisville, died Friday at Jewish Hospital.
Born June 30, 1921, in Corbin, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Flora V. Gray Jones. She was a retired operator for South Central Bell
Telephone Co., a member of First Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and Telephone Pioneers.
Survivors include a son, Bruce W. Paynter of Danville; a sister, Frances Pennington of Louisville; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Corbin.
Visitation is 2-7 p.m. today.
STANFORD -- Sally Louise Adkins, 58, of U.S. 27 South, Waynesburg, died Friday at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
Born June 12, 1941, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late William Sears and Ada Yocum Adkins. She was the widow of Earl H. Adkins Sr.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Carolyn Snow.
Survivors include six sons, Earl Jr., Wayne and Jeff of Stanford, Gary of Rockingham, N.C., Scotty of Jacksonville Fla., and Timmy of Naples, Fla.; two
daughters, Belinda Luttrell of Kings Mountain and Rachel Naylor of Waynesburg; three sisters, Anna Lois Baker of Mount Vernon, Alma Adkins of Stanford
and Teresa Heselton of Bryantsville; 25 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home by Rick Naylor. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Carmicle, Bob Cook, Keith and Scott Adkins, Jimmy Sears, Eddie Naylor, Jeff Luttrell and Tom Schmiers.
Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Cornett, Stuart Curtis, Max Edwards and Cledis Baker.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Dorothy B. Chandler
MORELAND -- Dorothy Barnett Chandler, 81, of Stanford, died Saturday at Fort Logan Hospital.
Born April 17, 1918, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late James and Daisy VanHoose Barnett. She was a former employee of Hub Frankel, a
member of Willow Grove Baptist Church and the widow of Homer M. Chandler.
Survivors include a niece, Janet VanHoose of Lexington; and two nephews, Gary Chandler of Fayetteville, N.C., and David Chandler of Danville.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Dale Denton. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
Elsie H. Coffey
LANCASTER -- Elsie Huffman Coffey, 69, of Richmond Street, died Friday at her home.
Born Aug. 11, 1930, in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Geneva Brown Huffman. She was a homemaker and a member
of Hyattsville Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Buford Coffey of Lancaster; a daughter, Brenda Coffey of Lancaster; two brothers, A.C. Huffman and Tommy Huffman,
both of Lancaster; and a sister, Beulah Sebastian of Lancaster.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. Everett Priddy and Paul Brasseaux. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gary Coffey, Bobby King, Hogan Huffman, and Goable, Alvin and Kevin Brickey.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, 40422.
William B. Combs
HARRODSBURG -- William B. Combs, 82, of Harrodsburg died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born July 25, 1917, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late William E. and Ophelia Crossfield Combs. He was a retired farmer and a member of
Bohon Road Baptist Church. He was the widower of Zelma Robinson Combs.
Survivors include three sons, Henry E. Combs, David B. Combs and Darrell L. Combs, all of Harrodsburg; three daughters, Juanita Wiley of
Harrodsburg, and Reva J. Murphy and Bonnie L. Rightmyer, both of Danville; a sister, Louise Stopher of Harrodsburg; 12 grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Combs; a daughter, Marla K. Howard; and a grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Ken Calia. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Salvisa.
Pallbearers will be Shane Newby, Allen Harlow, Tony Robinson, Dale and David Cinnamon, and Keith Combs. Honorary pallbearers are Eddie and Chip
Combs, Brian Murphy and Chris Howard.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may go to American Heart Association or Gideon Memorial Bible Fund.
Nancy C. Gorley
LIBERTY -- Nancy Jane Cochran Gorley, of Liberty, died Friday at Casey County Hospital.
Born in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late George P. and Lenora Atwood Cochran. She was a retired secretary for the Ohio Conference of
Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin Gorley; a brother, Floyd Cochran of Liberty; three sisters, Chelcie Reed and Estelle Cannon, both of Liberty; and
Helen Jeffries of Erlanger.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Bartle Funeral Home by Sam Soler. Burial will be in Tapscott Cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.
Lucy J. Lanigan
WAYNESBURG -- Lucy Jacobs Lanigan, 91, of Ky. 1247, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born July 24, 1908, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Jacobs and Bertha Sowders Jacobs. She was a homemaker and member
of the Pentecostal Church. She was the widow of James Lanigan.
Survivors include five sons, Patrick Lanigan of Waynes-burg, Porter Lanigan of Union, Perry Lanigan of Bethel, Ohio, Phillip Lanigan of Bativa, Ohio, and
Paschal Lanigan of Amelia, Ohio; nine daughters, Polly Rappold of Florence, Parilee Page of Covington, Pauline Cawein of Cincinnati, Patsy Delk of
Delkona, Fla., Pansy Gooch of Richmond, Penny Ware of Dayton, Ohio, Peggy McGuffey and Pauletta Lanigan, both of Stanford, and Pamela Rhodus of
Waynesburg; a brother, Roby Jacobs of Peoples Corner, Ohio; two sisters, Madgeline Brown of Eaton, Ohio, and Maudie Rozella of Fairborn, Ohio; 58
grandchildren; and several great and great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by John Silver. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery, Waynesburg.
Grand-sons will serve as pallbearers. Granddaughters will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Monday.
Paul F. Shelton
CRAB ORCHARD -- Paul F. Shelton Sr., 73, of Deepwell Woods Road, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 1, 1925, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Larkin Shelton Sr. and Eva Ruth Singleton Shelton. He was a 25-year employee at the
Stanford Creamery as a milk tester and was also a carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah Durham Shelton; a daughter, Dorothy McCarthy of Mount Vernon; two sons, Paul Shelton Jr. and Gregory Shelton, both
of Crab Orchard; a sister, Beulah Baldwin of Newport; and two grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evaree Adams Shelton.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brian Lee Atkins, Jay Shelton, Nelson Shelton and Lowell Martin.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday.
Memorials may go to the American Cancer Society, East End Ambulance Service or the Crab Orchard Fire and Rescue Squad.
HARRODSBURG -- Ruel Philip Wilham, 62, of Mackville Road, died Friday at his home.
Born March 23, 1937, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Rufus L. and Helen Alderson Carr Wilham. He was a former employee of Hallmack Co.,
a Baptist, an avid rook player and former checkers champion.
Survivors include a son, Philip Bradley Wilham of Cairo, Ga.; two daughters, Roxana and Lorraine Sue Myrick, both of Cairo; a brother, Paul Lee Wilham
of Mercer County; a sister, Nancy Carrol Wilham Hardy of Harrodsburg; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by Bobby Logue.
Honorary pallbearers are John Baker, Viola K. Baugh, Pauline Wilham, Nancy Hardy, Stella Quinn and Philip Wilham.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. Monday until time of service.
Deva D. Wilson
LIBERTY -- Deva Dean Wilson, 62, of Liberty, died Saturday at her home.
Born Oct. 23, 1936, in Gilpin, she was a daughter of the late Aaron D. and Lucille Patterson Wilson. She was a member of Trace Fork Separate Baptist
Survivors include two sisters, Josephine Phelps of Felicity, Ohio, and Lois A. Wilson of Hustonville; and three brothers, Leonard L. Wilson of Hamersville,
Ohio, Lowell D. Wilson of Liberty and Larry R. Wilson of Hustonville.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trace Fork Separate Baptist Church by the Rev. Sam Warner. Burial will be in Willow Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Terry Phelps and Donnie, Roger, Scott, Aaron, Cory and Vance Wilson.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Monday at Bartle Funeral Home.