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Miscellaneous Mercer County, Kentucky Obituaries


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STANLEY HOUCHINS
Mr. Hugh Stanley Houchins, 75, of 984 Lexington Road, died Friday, November 4, 1994 at Haggin Memorial Hospital. Born November 28, 1918 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Hugh H. Houchins and Etta Martin Houchins. He was a self employed brick mason, a member of the Harrodsburg Christian Church and the VFW. He was an army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Lyndall Houchins. Services for Mr. Houchins were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, November 6 at the grave side with Dr. David Hartman and Rev. Carroll Wallace officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Hunter Burton, Hunter Coleman, H. L. Peavler, Richard Fisher, Emmett Hatchett and Charles Carr. Memorials are suggested to Heritage Hospice. Ransdell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

JOHN BAKER
Mr. John W. Baker, 79, of Perryville, died Sunday, November 6, 1994 at McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. He was born November 22, 1914 in Mercer County, the son of John William Baker and Ella Warner Baker. Survivors include: his wife, Alma Baker, Perryville; two daughters, Arlene Wood, Bryan, Tex. and Bonita Gullett, Winchester; three sons, Karan Allen Baker, Indianapolis, Ind., John William Baker, Ringgold, Ga., and Warren Kent Baker, Newport News, Va. Funeral services for Mr. Baker were held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 9, at the Perryville Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Peterson and Rev. Chuck Bass officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest cemetery in Perryville. Wilder Funeral Home, Perryville, was in charge of arrangements.

PAUL VANFLEET
Mr. Paul VanFleet, 91, of 777 Mooreland Avenue, died Monday morning, November 7, 1994, at his residence. Born in Harrodsburg December 24, 1902, he was the son of the late Waller and Clara Terhune VanFleet. He owned and operated the Mooreland Avenue Water Station for 33 years and was a member of the Berea Christian Church. Survivors include: a nephew, Waller H. VanFleet, Jefferstown, a niece, Elizabeth VanFleet, Bellview, Fla., and several great nieces and nephews. Services for Mr. VanFleet will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 10 at the McClellan Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hartman officiating. Burial will be in the Berea Christian Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roger, Jr., Ronald, Randal, Jason and Marcus VanFleet and Arnold Merriman. Honorary pallbearer is Mr. William Lay. Visitation at the McClellan Funeral home Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Berea Christian Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund.

JAMES LAY
Mr. James Franklin Lay, 72, of Seattle, Wa., died Friday Nov. 4, 1994 in Seattle. He was the son of the late William and Mary Naomi Wright Lay. He was a graduate of Franklin High School, Franklin, Ind., a World War II Navy veteran and retired as a Boeing Aircraft mechanic after 36 years. He had been a member of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Mechanics for forty four years. Survivors include: his wife, Vivian Moreland Lay, three brothers, William and Elwood Lay, Harrodsburg, and Charles Lay, Sandusky. Ohio. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Louise Churchwell, three brothers, John Henry, Robert and Calvin Lay. Funeral services were held at the Day Spring Fitch Funeral Home in Seattle on Saturday November 12, at 11:00 a.m.

GROVER PEAVLER
Mr. Grover Peavler, age 94, 631 Main Street, Burgin, died Friday, November 11, 1994 at 1577 Curdsville Road. Born March 25, 1900 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Granville and Janie Leonard Peavler. He was a retired farmer, the oldest member of Shawnee Run Baptist Church and the widower of Huldia Carey Peavler. Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. James (Leona) Price, Burgin, Mrs. Jimmie (Lorine) Minton, Mercer County; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Rose Lee Peavler, Mercer County, two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Christine Houp and Lola Allender, Mercer County; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, A. G. Peavler. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, November 14 at Shawnee Run Baptist Church with Rev. Patrick Wren and Rev. Lester Tirey officiating. Burial was in Shawnee Run Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jimmy Howard, Billy and Stephen Minton, Brian and Bobby Carpenter, Willard Hamm, Kendall Ross and Clifford Houp. Honorary bearers were the Men's Friendship Sunday School Class. Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Heritage Hospice.

MINNIE MORRIS
Mrs. Minnie Louallen Morris, 88, formerly of Boone Street, died Thursday, November 10, 1994 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Manor. Born March 14, 1906 in Mercer County she was the daughter of the late Blufford and Ida Lee Hardin Louallen. She was a seamstress, a member of the Harrodsburg Christian Church and the widow of T. A. Morris. Survivors include: two sons, Lucian Albert Morris, Danville, Thomas Lee Morris, Gadsden, Ala.; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Pauline) Burns, McAfee and Mrs. Claude (Juanita) Yeast, Harrodsburg; two sisters, Mrs. George Jenkins and Mrs. J. D. Bugg, both of Harrodsburg; ten grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 13 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Dr. David Hartman officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steve, Carl Leslie and Ronald Lee Morris, Donald Gene Burns, John Claude Dunning and Travis Lee Logue. Honorary bearers were Barbara Miracle, Mary Louise Harrod, Joyce Carol Logue, Andrew Bunyard, Claudia Yeast Dunning, Reva Gale Spalding, Angela Dawn Burns and Anita Pendygraft. Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice.

CHESTER SEXTON
Mr. Chester W. Sexton, 75, 333 Main Street, Burgin, died Friday, November 11, 1994 at the Ephraim McDowell Medical Center in Danville. Born April 7, 1919 in Boyle County, he was the son of the late George L. Sexton and Emma Jane Ball Sexton. He was a retired self employed electrician, a member of the Burgin Baptist Church and a member of Mercer Masonic Lodge #777 F&AM. He had served on the Burgin City Council and was a police officer in Burgin and Harrodsburg. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Survivors include: his wife, Jo Ann Sexton, Burgin; three sons, George E. Sexton, Danville, Barry W. and Brian Scott Sexton, both of Burgin; two daughters, Mary Jo Keebortz and Lori C. Pike, Harrodsburg; five sisters, Jo Ann Dexter, Danville, Virginia Taylor, Richmond, Flossie Caddell, Martha Bennett, Georgia Webb, all of Mercer County, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services for Mr. Sexton were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 14 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Penick officiating. Burial was in Burgin Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Warren Risk, Ray Hawthorne, Keith Monson, Clyde Matherly, Delbert West, Jim Latimer and Bob Williams. Honorary bearers were Mark and Marshall Todd, Jerry Thacker, Allen, Lee and Joe Monroe, Bud Sexton, Jamie Keebortz, Tim Pike, Brennan Sexton, Brandon Lenhart, George E. Sexton, II and Tony Marshall. Memorials are suggested to Ronald McDonald House, Lexington.

MYRTLE CLARK
Mrs. Myrtle Clark, 88, of Lexington, died Wednesday, November 9, 1994. Born November 11, 1905 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late John Bertram Clark and Emma Dora Claunch Clark. Survivors include: two children, Mabel Reynolds Cole, Mercer County and Burdette Reynolds, Lexington; two sisters, Elsie Burns, Mercer County and Ruby Nevius, Boyle County; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, Viola and Eugene Reynolds and a brother, William Harvey Clark. Services were held for Mrs. Clark at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 11, at Pruitt's Funeral Home Chapel, Lexington. The Rev. Elbert Carpenter officiated with burial in the Lexington cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Stinnett, David Stinnett, Kevin Grigsby, Michael Reynolds, John Rider, Sr., and John Rider, Jr.

MARY MATHERLY
Mrs. Mary Smith Matherly, 79, of 246 Hughley Lane, Burgin, died Sunday, November 13, 1994 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. Born May 14, 1915 in Washington County she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Dora Hall Smith. She was a retired employee of Cricketeer where she had worked as a presser. She attended the Burgin Baptist Church. Survivors include: her husband, William Douglas Matherly; three sons, James Douglas Matherly, Burgin, Donald Eugene Matherly, Brownsburg,, Ind. and Larry Wayne Matherly, Harrodsburg; one daughter Mrs. Curtis (Anna Ruth) Keeling, Burgin; one brother, Elmer Smith, Harrodsburg; one sister Minnie Gowins, LaGrange, fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. One son, Bobby Glenn Matherly, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 16 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Rev. John Penick officiating. Burial was in Burgin Memorial Gardens with David Keeling, Cecil Keeling, J. C. Keeling, Guilford Waggener, Isaac Matherly and Eddie Russell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the grandchildren. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or the United Way of Mercer County.

RICHARD TINGLE
Mr. Richard Ashley Tingle, 24, of 120 Ole Mill Road, Cornishville, died Sunday, November 13, 1994, as the result of an automobile accident on Highway 53 near Willisburg. Born April 21, 1970 in Mercer County he was the son of Richard T. and Lana Cornish Tingle of Cornishville. He had worked as a farm laborer, was a member of the Cornishville Baptist Church, served as a volunteer on the Cornishville Fire Department and a 1988 graduate of Mercer County High School. Survivors, besides his parents include: his wife, La Dena Price Tingle; one daughter, Heather Danielle Tingle, Mercer County; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Royce Cornish, Cornishville; maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Roy (Artie) Chumley, Cornishville; one sister Aimee L. Tingle, Cornishville. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 16, at 2:00 p.m. at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Readnour, Bro. Marcus Prather and Bro. Gary Baker officiating. Burial was in the Cornishville Baptist Church Cemetery with Wayne Price, Rodney Tyree, Chris Thompson, Tommy Tingle, Joey Fowler and Brian Sallee serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Troy Harmon and Eugene Harmon.

MARY ELLIS
Mrs. Mary E. Ellis, 88, of 491 Henrico Road, died Tuesday November 15, 1994 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Born January 29, 1906 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Betty Devine Cornelius. She was a homemaker, the widow of Edward W. Ellis, a Kentucky Colonel and a Baptist. Survivors include: one son, John C. Weldon, Boyle County; one stepson, Connie Wayne Ellis, Lexington; two daughters, Laverne Francis of Lexington and Betty Lewis of Murfreesboro, TN; three half brothers, Dan Cornelius, Harrodsburg, Jack Cornelius, Lawrenceburg, Richard Cornelius, Covington; one sister Julia Speers, Florida; two half sisters, Lydia Todd and June Grivetti, both of Harrodsburg; 22 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Four sons, Gobel Weldon, Jr., Billy Weldon, Bobby Weldon and Howard Weldon and two daughters, Judy Taylor and Iva Best preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Friday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m. at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bethel #1 Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday and after 7:00 a.m. Friday at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

KENNETH LEWIS
Mr. Kenneth J. Lewis, 62, of 690 Fairview Court, died Tuesday, November 15, 1994 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. Survivors include: two sons, Mike and Fred Lewis, Harrodsburg; two daughters, Mary Jo Steel, Harrodsburg, and Judy Lundskow, Kenosha, WI. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

RICHARD TINGLE
Local Man Killed In Washington County Accident Sunday Morning
A 24 year old Harrodsburg man was killed early Sunday morning when the car he was driving left a roadway in Washington County and hit a tree. Richard A. Tingle of 4577 Cornishville Road died shortly before 2 a.m., Sunday, in an accident six miles north of Willisburg, on U.S. 53. According to an accident report released by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Tingle had just crossed a bridge on U.S. 53 when his car went off the roadway, hit a tree, and came to rest against two trees on the side of the roadway. Tingle was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:45 a.m. He was removed by Carey and Son Funeral Home. A passenger in the Tingle vehilcle, William O. Whalen of 354 Talmage-Mayo Road, Salivsa, said that he and Tingle were talking when the accident occurred. The police report noted that an empty vodka bottle was found in the floor of the vehicle. The 20 year old Whalen was injured in the accident and was taken to the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital by his father. Neither Whalen nor Tingle were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

KENNETH LEWIS
Kenneth J. Lewis, 62, 690 Fairview Court, died Tuesday, November 15, 1994 at the Ephraim McDowel Regional Medical Center in Danville. A native of Mercer County, he was the son of the late Oscar J. Lewis and Thelma Anderson Lewis. He was a farmer, an employee of McGlone Construction Company and a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include: two sons, Mike Lewis and Fred Lewis, Harrodsburg; two daughters, Mary Jo Steele, Harrodsburg, and Judy Barr Lundskow, WI; one brother, James M. Lewis, Mercer County; two sisters, Thelma Votaw, Lexington, and Mary Veda Ross, Harrodsburg; nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debie Ann Lewis and a brother, Paul Lewis. Funeral services for Mr. Lewis were at 2 p.m., Friday, November 18, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Logue officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

LEWIS AMMONS
Mr. Lewis Cecil Ammons, 59, of Muldraugh, died Friday, November 11, 1994 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. A native of Mercer County, he was the son of the late Louis and Virginia Lee Conder Ammons. He was a retired Civil Service Tractor-trailer driver from Fort Knox, a Muldraugh city councilman, a member of the Lions club, VFW Post #10281, Vine Grove, associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police with the William R. Burns Lodge #39 and a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Brandenburg. Survivors include: his wife, Linda; two sons, Dennis Lynn Ammons, Noblesville, IN., and Kenneth Reed Ammons, Harrodsburg; five daughters, Diane Harper, Indianapolis, IN., Rhonda Ammons, Harrodsburg, Danielle Christine Ammons, Clarksville, TN, Dawn Philpott, Gulfport, MS, and Renae Ammons, Muldraugh; a brother, David Pate of Louisville and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, in Brandenburg. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery, Big Springs, KY. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove was in charge of arrangements.

EDNA THOMPSON
Mrs. Edna Mae Thompson, 70, of 628 Greenwood Drive, died Saturday, November 19, 1994 at her residence. Born March 17, 1924 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late George Young and Ellar Mae Gooch Young. She was the widow of Emmett W. Thompson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pioneer Baptist Church. Survivors include: two sons, Nelson Thompson and Robert L. Thompson, both of Harrodsburg, one daughter, Ruth Thompson, Harrodsburg; a brother, Joe Young, Dayton, OH; and a sister, Christine Bradshaw, Danville. Services for Mrs. Thompson were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 21, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Lewis Walter officiated with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Keith McQuerry, James Robinson, Tim Robinson, Mike Thompson, Scott Moseley and Dan Young. Memorials are suggested to Heritage Hospice.

WILLIAM WATHEN
Mr.. William "Bud" Homer Wathen, age 73, of 384 Main Street, Salvisa, died Sunday, November 20, 1994, at his residence. Born July 13, 1921 in Nelson County, he was the son of the late Emmett Oswald and Mary Seagrist Wathen. He was an electrician for I.B.E.W. Local #184 in Lexington, a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW, Salvisa Ruritan Club, St. John's Masonic Lodge #125, the Oleika Shrine Temple and also a member of the Salvisa Methodist Church. He was the husband of Georgia Gladys Robinson Wathen. Survivors besides his wife include one son William (Billy) Wathen of Harrodsburg; three daughters, Kay Hall, Harrodsburg, Brenda Waddle, Versailles, and Marquettia Shewmaker, Harrodsburg; two brothers, Joseph Bryon Wathen, Louisville, Roy Wathen of Arizona; one half brother, Morris Alton Thomas of Louisiana; one sister, Lois Gunner, California; six grandsons, one granddaughter, three step granddaughters, two step grandsons, and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 22 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with the Rev. David Green officiating. Military rites were held in Spring Hill Cemetery with Rodney Hall, Michael Shewmaker, Randy Shewmaker, Phillip Gordon, Joseph Gordon, Marty Hall, Kim Easterling, Charlie Wathen and Frank Martin serving as active pallbearers. Honorary bearers were Bennet Stenberg, Charlie Shouse, Herbert Brown, Louis Seay, Franklin Cole, Jess Thomas and J. C. Young. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Heritage Hospice.

TERESA CROUCH
Mrs. Teresa Margaret Hamlin Crouch, 35, wife of Johnny Crouch of 1480 Deep Creek Road, died Friday, November 18, 1994, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of Ralston L. and Pauline Hall Hamlin of Lexington. She was an employee of Hop's Restaurant in Harrodsburg. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: one son, Johnny Blue Crouch; two daughters, Angela Dale Crouch and Trish Crouch; also three sisters, Felicia Meadows, Harrodsburg, Patricia Smith and Vanessa Fassas both of Longwood, FL. Funeral services for Mrs. Crouch were held Monday, November 21, at 1:30 p.m. at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by the Rev. Everett Priddy.

MATTIE MENAUGH
Mrs. Mattie Baxter Menaugh, 89, of 125 N. Greenville St., died Wednesday, November 23, 1994, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility. Born January 27, 1905 in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late James Durham and Mary Ann Hourigan Baxter. She was retired from the Kentucky Department of Social Services and a member of the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Thomas L. Menaugh. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. George VanArsdall, Jr., of Burgin; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and two step great grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 25 in Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Mark B. Girard. Memorials may be made to Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility or to the WHBN Love Tree. McClellan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

G. C. FARNEY
Mr. G. C. Farney, 92, of 338 Magnolia Street, died Sunday November 27, 1994 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Born July 31, 1902 in Mercer County he was the son of the late William F. Farney and Virginia Scott Farney. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Harrodsburg Christian Church. Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Shannon Wilson Farney; six daughters; Mrs. Tom (Verna Carol) Devine and Mrs. Cleo (Virginia Lou) Camic, both of Harrodsburg, Mrs. Maurice (Roma Jean) Reed, Lexington, Mrs. Howard (Ann Marlene) Early, LaGrange, Mrs. Don (Pat) Harshbarger, Tampa, FL, Mrs. Bud (Rose) Brogli, Raleigh, NC; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Services for Mr. Farney were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 29, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Doctor David Hartman and the Rev. Bob Jones officiated with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons: Mike, David and Larry Camic, Wayne and Marcy Reed, Brian and Chris Early, Mark Harshbarger and Mathew Brogli. Honorary bearers were: C. D. Ransdell, Jr., James Shewmaker, Lilburn Payne, Finley Cunningham, O. W. Brogli, Rondal Ramey and Jackie Claycomb. Memorials are suggested to Heritage Hospice.

SARAH POWELL
Mrs. Sarah Ethel Miller Powell, 75, of 412 Magoffin Ave., died Tuesday, November 29, at her residence. Born in Washington County July 3, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Grundy Baker and late Clara Alice Hill Baker. She was a retired inspector at Corning Glass and a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Springfield. Survivors include: four sons; David C. Miller, Jerry T. Miller, Ronnie G. Miller and Roger Dale Miller, all of Harrodsburg; four daughters, Iva Jewell Reynolds and Mrs. Clarence (James) Byrd, both of Harrodsburg, Mrs. Muriel (Nancy) Settles, Springfield, and Mrs. Leon (Dianne) Spalding, Bardstown; 23 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and five step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Settles, one brother, Evan T. Baker, and three sisters, Pearl Lewis, Eva Hardin and Anna Lee Lewis. Funeral services for Mrs. Powell will be Friday, December 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gary Story officiating. Burial will be in Willisburg cemetery. Visitation will be after 2:00 p.m. Thursday. Pallbearers are Harold Palmer, Bud Miller, Joe Paul Spalding, Travis, Larry Gene and Ronnie Keith Miller. Memorials are suggested to Heritage Hospice or The Kidney Foundation.

EMMA BROOKS
Mrs. Emma Estepp Brooks, age 79, formerly of Versailles died Tuesday, November 29 at the Harrodsburg Health Care. Born July 25, 1915 in Clark County she was the daughter of the late James T. and Nancy Ann Combs Estepp. She was a homemaker, a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church in Woodford County and the widow of Isaac Brooks. Survivors include: two brothers, Rev. Willis Estepp of Harrodsburg and Ernest Lee Estepp of Lancaster; three sisters, Harriet Shelton, Lancaster, Mary Frances Wethington, Hobe Sound, FL, and Katie Wethington of Somerset; five grandchildren and a number of great and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, William James Wells. A graveside service was held Friday, December 2, at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville with Bro. Byron Jessup officiating. Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

VENETTA SANDERS
Mrs. Venetta Ray Sanders, 92, of 626 Greenbriar Dr., died Wednesday, November 30, 1994 at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor. Born July 10, 1902 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Springate and Lonie Sanders Springate. She was the widow of Russell Sanders. She was a homemaker and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Survivors include: one son, Billy Dean Sanders, Harrodsburg; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Graveside services were held for Mrs. Sanders at 11:00 am. Saturday, December 3, at Spring Hill cemetery with the Rev. Barry Harmon officiating. Ransdell Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES WOOLUMS
Mr. Charlie Woolums, 73, of 2945 S. Webster Street, Denver, CO, formerly of Harrodsburg, died at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, December 3, 1994, at his son's residence in Lakewood, CO. Born January 27, 1921 in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Woolums. He was an Army veteran of World War II and retired from Corning Glass Works, Harrodsburg, in 1978 before moving to Colorado. Survivors include: his wife, Gisèle (Bonnie) LeNogues Woolums, Denver; a (step)son, Robert L. Woolums, Lakewood, CO; a sister, Agnes Johnson, Seattle, WA; three grandchildren, Marc, Kevin and Timothy Woolums and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, December 8, at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Lakewood, CO. Burial will be in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Sheridan, CO.

ALBERTA LESTER
Mrs. Alberta Lester, 66, of 1003 Coleman Court, died Tuesday, December 6, 1994 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Born June 17, 1928 in Louisville, she was the daugher of the late Walter and Bonnie Hackett Quisenberry. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Harrodsburg Health Care and a member of Bruner's Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include: two sons, Walter Lester, Frankfort, Duane Lester, Harrodsburg; one daughter, Janet Cross, Stanford; one sister Della Keeling, Marietta, OH and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Reed officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m Thursday and after 7:00 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Cook, Kelly Lester, Dennis Lester, Greg Lester, Donnie Lester and Doug Lester.

JOHNNIE BOTTOM
Johnnie C. Bottom, 88, of 559 Mooreland Ave., died Tuesday, December 6, 1994 at the Ephraim Mc-Dowell Medical Center in Danville. Born December 3, 1906 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Luther Richard and Elizabeth Moore Bottom. He was the widower of Georgia Watts Bottom. He served in the 38th Tank Co., Army National Guard, was a retired Harrodsburg police officer and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Survivors include: two sisters, Mrs. Flossie Click, Harrodsburg, and Mrs. Mattie Hurst, Indianapolis, IN, and several nieces and nephews. Services for Mr. Botttom will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 1994 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Harley officiating. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and prior to the hour of service on Thursday. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Griffin, Gary, Kenny, Raymond and Keith Watts, and Gerald Carter. Memorials are suggested to the Alzeimer's Association.

LARRY DEVINE
Mr. Larry Gene Devine, 48, of 1989 New Dixville Road died Friday, December 9, 1994 at the residence of his mother. Born April 29, 1946 in Mercer County he was the son of Mrs. Anna Mae Sinkhorn Devine of Mercer County and the late Marion Lee Devine. He was a farmer, had served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Benton Baptist church. Survivors other than his mother include: his wife, Jeanie Yeaste Devine; one daughter, Lisa Slaven of Mercer County; one son, Michael Travis Devine of Danville; one sister Patricia Devine of Mercer County, and one grandson. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. at the Alexander and Royalty funeral Home with Bro. Jerel M. Coffey Officiating. Interment was in the Patterson Cemetery, Dixville. Pallbearers were Garnett Collier, David Fisher, Johnnie Bailey, Eddie Harley, Garnett D. Hart and J. L. Devine. Honorary bearers were Wayne Collier, Paul Collier, Todd Collier, Greg Collier, Jimmy Collier, W. T. Devine, Jerry Devine, Brian Smith and Terry Sallee. Memorials are suggested to Heritage Hospice.

WILLIAM DEMAREE
Mr. William P. Demaree, 90, died Sunday, December 11, 1994 at his residence in Louisville. Born July 28, 1904 in Mercer County he was the son of the late Cavenaugh Demaree and Mattie Lee Sutherland Demaree. He was a former owner of the W. P. Demaree Barber Supply Company in Louisville, a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church for 50 years, the Crescent Hill Masonic Lodge, a Shriner and Scottish Rite. Survivors include: his wife, Opel Long Demaree, Harrodsburg; one daughter, Dr. Anna Lee Demaree, Lexington; four brothers, C. B. Demaree and L. Baker Demaree of Louisville and Hollie C. Demaree of Harrodsburg and Orville Demaree, Franklin, IN; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 14 at the Pearson Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home in Louisville with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Louisville and the University of Louisville, Pulmonary Research.

AMY RANSDELL
Mrs. Amy Hull Ransdell, age 31, and her unborn daughter, Emma Kathryn Hull Ransdell, died Friday, December 9, 1994 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN. She was the daughter of Thomas and Joan Hull of Greeneville, TN. She was an attorney for the U. T. County Technical Advisory Services in Nashville, a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and the University of Memphis Law School. She was a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity and Chi Omega sorority. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church. Survivors, in addition to her parents, include: her husband, William Keith Ransdell, Nashville; one sister, Leslie Welsch, Knoxville; and one brother, Brandon Hull of Greeneville. She is also survived by her father-in law and mother-in-law, Franklin and Nancy Ransdell of Harrodsburg. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 13 at the Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brent Hall officiating. Burial was in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Judge Eugene Siler, Robert Weir, Tom Wright, Paul Moore, Jr., Gene King, Buford Chamberlain, Ben Thomas, Wayne Yeager and Lloyd Saulsbury. Memorials are suggested to the Amy Hull Ransdell Scholarship Fund, c/o Asbury United Methodist Church, 201 South Main St., Greeneville, TN 37743. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, Greeneville, TN was in charge of arrangements.

ELSIE DAULTON
Mrs. Elsie P. Daulton, 79, of 703 Kirkwood Road, Salvisa, died Sunday, December 11, 1994 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Born October 22, 1915 in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of Daniel B. Prather and Flora Merrick Prather. She was a homemaker and member of the Salvisa Baptist Church. Survivors include: her husband, Harry B. Daulton, Salvisa; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Janice) Brogli, Scottsville, and Mrs. Darrell (Judy) Agee, Salvisa; two brothers, Leonard and Perry Prather, both of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Brock, Harrodsburg, Mrs. Harold Robertson, Somerset; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Prather and a sister, Mrs. Jonathan Barker. Services for Mrs. Daulton were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 14 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Hensley officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert, Lee, Gary and James Michael Prather, Russell and Darryl Brock, Bruce Buchanan, Donald and Norman Barker, Perry M. Prather. Honorary bearers were Morris Yocum, Alan B. Yates, Steve Gray, Danny Brock, Mitch Whittle, Tom Holderman, Ralph Morris, Jack McKinney, Charles Burkhead and Art Hembree. Memorials are suggested to Baptist Children's Homes or Gideon Bible Fund.

ELMORE MIDDLETON
Mr. Elmore "Bo" Middleton, 76, of 544 N. College St., died Sunday, December 11, 1994 at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Born September 6, 1918 in Spencer County, he was the son of the late George and Daisy Mae Moore Middleton. He was a retired farmer and a member of Riverview Baptist Church, Coxes Creek. He was the widower of Margaret B. Hoskins Middleton. Survivors include: three sons, Ronald Elmore Middleton, Robert Dale Middleton and Joseph Arnold Middleton, all of Shelbyville; four daughters, Elaine and Joyce Lutes, Shelbyville, and Betty Lewis and Peggy Bottoms, Harrodsburg; one brother, Ernest Ray Middleton, Shelbyville; four sisters, Margaret Tindle, Louisville, Daisy Carrier, Mt. Washington, Della Lutz and Ida Belle Middleton, Taylorsville; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rose Yocum. Services for Mr. Middleton were held Tuesday, December 13 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Harley officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Randall Lewis, Sam and Bobby Bell, Keith, Roy Dale and Chris Lutes.

HAROLD B. DIXON
Mr. Harold B. Dixon, age 90, 625 Storey Avenue, died Tuesday, December 13, 1994 at the Lexington Manor Health Care. Born June 26, 1904 in Lewis County, he was the son of the late Robert and Grace Allen Beard Hoop Dixon. He was a retired steam fitter for the Pipe fitters Union Local #452, a veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Sulfur Springs Church, Crockett, Ky. He was the widower of Cassie Ellen Barker Dixon. Survivors include: three sons, Robert W. Dixon, Lewisburg, OH, William B. Dixon, Springfield, TN, and Harold Dixon, Jr., Fort Lauderdale, FL; three daughters, Mrs. William (Betty J.) Hendren, Harrodsburg, Mrs. Lowell (June B.) Ferguson, Fairborn, OH and Judith E. Dixon of Harrodsburg; one brother, Warren Dixon of Louisa; three half-brothers, Leonard Dixon, New Boston, OH, Robert Dixon and Roy Dixon, of Tollesboro, KY; one sister, Mrs. Carlos (Edith) Himes, Ft. Thomas, and one half sister, Marjorie Hamilton, Springfield, OH; 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two half-brothers, Smith Thomas Dixon, Roland Dixon and a half sister, Lena Dixon. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 16 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Barker and Bro. James Harley officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be William H. Price, Jessie D. Price, Charles T. Ferguson, James L. Ferguson, Kim Hunley and Jack Wilson. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday and after 7:00 a.m. Friday at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

NANCY HARRIS
Miss Nancy Harris, 110 Shaw Ave., Versailles, died Tuesday December 13, 1994 at her residence. Born March 24, 1923, in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Lt. General Field Harris and Katherine Chinn Harris, formerly of Harrodsburg. She was a graduate of George Washington University, Washington, and had attended Stephens College in Columbia, MO. She was a retired employee of the U. S. Attorney's office, Lexington and the State Department in Washington, DC. She was a member of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church, the Marquis Calmes Chapter, DAR, the Colonial Dames of America and was a former member of the Woodford County Library Board of Directors. She is survived by an aunt, Ruth Chinn, who is 97 years old and for whom she was caring. Several relatives in Harrodsburg and Mercer County also survive her. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lt. Col. William F. Harris. Funeral services, followed by interment, were held at the graveside, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17, at Pisgah Church Cemetery. Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Pisgah Presbyterian Church or the Woodford County Library.

DONALD BUGG
Mr. Donald Lester Bugg, 65, 2110 New Dixville Road, died Thursday, December 15, 1994 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Born April 18, 1929 in Boyle County he was the son of the late George Calvin and Hopie Lester Bugg. He was a maintenance belt mechanic for Corning Glass Works, a veteran of the U. S. Army where he served in the Korean War, a member of the Flint Workers Union. and a member of the Benton Baptist Church. Survivors include: his wife, Pauline Bugg; two sons, George Steven Bugg and Don Mark Bugg, both of Mercer County; one daughter, Dana Robin Bugg, Mercer County; one brother, Melvin Campbell Bugg, Danville; two grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Bugg were held Sunday, December 18, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Jerel M. Coffey officiating. Burial was in the Patterson Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donald Logue, Richard James, Joe Ammons, Johnnie Thornton, Louis Benge, and Bill Beavers. Honorary bearers were David Bugg, Tommie Hill, David Warner, Jackie Hill, Eugene Bugg, Jeff Middaugh, Lannis Goodlett and Curtis Ransdell.

OVIE MATHERLY
Ovie Blanche Matherly, 93, died Thursday December 15, 1994 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Born December 10, 1901 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Marion Douglas and Mary Watts Matherly. She was retired from the State and a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church. Survivors include one sister, Virginia Gillespie of Harrodsburg and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 17 at the Alexander and Royalty funeral Home with Dr. Robert DeFoor officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bob Baker, Larry Matherly, Garnett Matherly, Douglas Matherly, Jack Claunch, David Taylor, Franklin Ransdell, David Chancellor and Llewellin Peavler.

VINCENT MARTIN
Mr. Vincent Martin, 75, of Claremont, CA died Sunday, December 18, 1994 at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Born February 23, 1919 in Georgetown, he had lived in California for the past 48 years. He was retired from So. California Edison, was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church in Whittier, CA. He was Past president of the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Board of Directors, past board member of United Way, Red Cross, and the Pomona Chamber of Commerce. He also was the editor of the first annual from Harrodsburg High School and class president. Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn Martin, one son, Bradley Thomas Martin, of Santa Ana, Ca, one daughter, Lois Martin Faist, San Clemente, CA; one brother Philip Martin, Orange, CA; two sisters, Vivian Keightley and Irma Jean Ison, both of Harrodsburg; and two grandchildren. Services for Mr. Martin were held Wednesday, December 21 at 1:00 p.m. at Todd Memorial Chapel, Claremont, CA. Private burial was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Covina, CA. Memorial contributions are suggested to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation, 1798 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, CA 91767.

PEARL BRISCOE
Mrs. Pearl Briscoe, 86, of 314 Court Street, Lawrenceburg, died Monday, December 19, 1994 at her residence. Born April 13, 1908 in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Betty Arthur Ritchey. She was the widow of James Lee Briscoe. She was a retired Union Underwear Employee and a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Onita Briscoe of Lawrenceburg, and ten grandchildren, including Earl Thomas Briscoe, Kathy Briscoe and Alfreda Whitehouse, all of Harrodsburg; 27 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jams O. and Alfred Briscoe. Funeral services are at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 22 at Gash Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceburg, with the Rev. Bob C. Jones and the Rev. Jeff Eaton officiating. Burial in Mt. Vernon Cemetery with Sonny, Terry, Gary, Steve, Earl Thomas and Wayne Briscoe as pallbearers; Jason Briscoe, honorary. Visitation was from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and after 8:00 a.m. Thursday.

MARY CARTER
Mrs. Mary Alice Willard Carter, 85, of 2011 Bonds Mill Road, Anderson County, died Saturday, December 17, 1994 at the home of her son, John Allen Thompson, Frankfort. Born October 6, 1909 in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Rosie Dean Parmer Willard. She was the widow of David L. Carter. Survivors include: three sons, James Thompson, Harrodsburg, John Allen Thompson, Frankfort, and Leroy Thompson, Versailles; four brothers, Gilbert, Hank, Edward and Ezra Willard, all of Shelby County; one sister, Tisha McKenney, Elkton, Ky.; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Thompson, Jr. Services for Mrs. Carter were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20 at Gash Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceburg with the Rev. Don Wells officiating. Burial was in Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gregory, Mickey and Billy Ray Thompson, James Phillips, Bruce Cunningham and Paul Likens.

SAMUEL TATUM
Mr. Samuel A. Tatum, 96, of Shelbyville, formerly of Mercer County, died Tuesday December 20, 1994 at the Shelby Manor Health Center. Born March 9, 1898 in Shelby County, he was the son of the late James Sherman and Ruah Ann Tatum. He was the widower of Sarah Elizabeth Cinnamon Tatum. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Clayvillage Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mildred Ritter Thompson of Shelbyville, one granddaughter and one great granddaughter. Services for Mr. Tatum will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday December 23, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in Shelbyville, with the Rev. Marshall Phillips and the Rev. Ron McLain officiating. Burial will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.

CLARICE JONES
Mrs. Clarice K. Jones, 86, of 2140 Louisville Road, died Wednesday, December 21, 1994 at her residence. Born April 26, 1908 in Owen County, she was the daughter of the late William and Allie True Keightley. She was the widow of Lloyd H. Jones, Sr. She was a teacher, homemaker and was homemaking supervisor of the Works Project Administration in McKee and Paducah, for Farm Security in Harrodsburg and surrounding counties. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Owenton and Ebenezer Church. She was a former 4-H leader, County Farm Bureau Woman's chairperson, Farm Bureau newsletter editor, Farm Bureau chorus member, Harrodsburg Woman's Club, Home Economics Professionals Club, McAfee homemakers and Board of Directors of James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. She taught in New Albany, IN and Owen County, KY and was a substitute teacher in Harrodsburg. Survivors include: a son, L. Hughes Jones, Jr., Harrodsburg; two daughters, Susannah Jones, Mercer County and Mrs. Michael (Clarice True "Trudy") McRay, also of Mercer County; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services for Mrs. Jones were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 24 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Brother Terry Morrison and Brother Derrel Cone officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery, Salvisa. Pallbearers were Stanley Watts, Harold Burks, Delmer Odell, C. D. Ransdell, Jr., John Preston, Dalton Hendren, Nathan Burks and David Weber. Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice or James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

ROBERT DEAN
Mr. Robert "Bob" Dean, 76, of Shelbyville, died Saturday December 24, 1994 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Born January 16, 1918 in Cornishville, he was the son of the late Fred and Martha Burton Dean. He was a member of the Henry Christian Church, Eminence and Mid Lake Christian Church in Leesburg, FL. He was a Right of Way Appraiser for the Kentucky Department of Transportation, a 50 year member of Pleasureville Masonic Lodge #410, charter member of Carl Adams Order of Eastern Star Chapter #490, Oleika Shrine Temple and Scottish Rite, Lexington. Survivors include: his wife, Joan Rapp Dean, Shelbyville; a son, Robert B. Dean, Frankfort; two stepsons, Alan and Eric Butler, Shelbyville; a step daughter, Susanne Butler, Nashville, TN. Services for Mr. Dean were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 28 at Sholar Funeral Home in Pleasureville. The Rev. Kenneth Shouse, Shelby Christian Church, Shelbyville and the Rev. Ed Berry, Henry Christian Church officiated with burial in the Pleasureville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Carroll Jones, Dennis Martin, Jason Nichols, Tony Nichols, Dave Taylor and Raymond Leslie Young. Honorary bearers were Tommy Bledsoe, Don Bradberry, Travis Magruder, Gene Maynard and Wendell Roberts. Sholar Funeral Home in Pleasureville was in charge of arrangements.

CHRISTOPHER CRAWLEY
Mr. Christopher Alvin Crawley, 18, of 100 Bethel Road, Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, December 28, 1994 at University of Kentucky Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born July 23, 1976 in Mercer County, he was the son of Alvin Lorraine Crawley, Jr. and Rosalyn Huffman Drury. He was a 1994 graduate of Mercer County High School. Survivors, other than his parents, include: his step-father, Pat Drury; two brothers, Aaron Brent Crawley and Hunter Patrick Drury; paternal grandparents, Alvin and Lorena Crawley, paternal great grandmother, Beatrice Peavler, maternal grandparents, Larue and Rosetta Huffman; step grandparents, Gerald and Jean Drury; all of Mercer County. Funeral services for Mr. Crawley will be held Friday, December 30, at 1:00 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Doug Williams, Chad Pinkston, Jeremy Farthing, Mitch Hensley, Patrick Goodlett, Wayne Peyton and Brad Mobley. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Thursday, December 29, at the funeral chapel.

 
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