Wallace Aaron Smock, 68, 460 West Lane, husband of Judy Marie Owens Smock, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005 at his home.
Born Sept. 14, 1936 in Washington County, he was a son of Beulah Lee Key Smock of Harrodsburg and the late John Thomas Smock.
He was a USAF veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired Marine Control Assembler at Rex Roth Company, and he was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church. He was a member of Teamsters Local 651.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: two daughters, Karen Dale (Randy) Huffman of Lancaster and Denise Michele Smock of Harrodsburg; one sister, Lillian S. Clemmons, also of Harrodsburg; one brother, William Smock of Mercer County, and two grandchildren.
The funeral was held Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. James Harley officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery with Military Rites.
Pallbearers were Gary Clements, Mike Huffman, David Smock, Michael Smith, Larry Frith and Kent Harley.
Honorary pallbearers were Taylor Lunsford, Clint Padgett, Rowena Frith, Reese Marshall, Tommy Goodlett, Donnie Sheperson, Lyle Weaver, Bugger and Greg Anderson, Donnie Butler and Jerry Bugg.
Memorials are suggested to the Bro. Joe Mobley Crusade for Christ Haiti Mission.
Sherman Dale Trayner, 69, Harrodsburg, husband of Norma Jean Russell Trayner, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.
Born March 11, 1936 in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Martin Luther and Sadie Perkins Trayner.
He was a retired engineer from IBM.
He was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church where he was a deacon and was a member of the Faith, Hope and Love Sunday School class. He was an associate member of the Southwest Baptist Church in Ft. Myers, FL. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #777 F & AM, and he was a Kentucky Colonel.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: two daughters, Kim (Scott) Shannon of Frankfort and Ann Robin (Billy) Dunaway of Harrodsburg; one son, Dale Trayner of Chespeak, VA; three sisters, Mary Alice McDonald of Greenville, SC, Doris Carey of Louisville and Helen Wade of Lexington; five brothers, Luther Austin Trayner of Lexington, Morris Trayner of Danville, Ronald Trayner of Midway, Lynn Trayner of Ohio and Howard Trayner of Springfield; two granddaughters; one grandson; one step-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug. 29 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert DeFoor officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Arvid Tackett, Kyle Pankey, Jimmy Currens, Harry Kimmey, Mike Mulheeren, Houston Moody, Clyde Jenkins and Jack Wicks.
Honorary pallbearers were Jack Raudenbush, Kenny Carey, Connie Gillis, Dick Dart, Jack Houston, Dave Edens, Stanley Jenkins, Michael Carey and Dennis, David and Troy Trayner.
Rev. Mary Lou Wright, 76, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
She was the daughter of the late Ellis and Lula Cook Kates, and she was the widow of Raymond B. Wright Sr.
She was a homemaker and was a member of the Revival Center Pentecostal Church of God, Georgetown.
Survivors include: four sons, Raymond Wright Jr. of Paris, George Robert Wright of Georgetown, Jerry Wright of Harrodsburg and Harold Wright of Versailles; one daughter, Patsy L Wilcox of Lawrenceburg; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Tucker, Yocum and Wilson Funeral Home with the Rev. A. L. Ulmer and the Rev. Gene Roberts officiating. Burial was in Georgetown Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ricky Dale, Gerald Junior and Anthony Wright, Bryan and Jason Fallis and William Hampton.
Honorary pallbearers were Brent Florain, Robert Wright and Chip Stamper.
Ressie Bottom Bailey, 91, Scenic Hills, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born March 18, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Robert Charles and Flora Allin Bruner Bottom, and she was the widow of William Leonard Bailey.
She was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church and until recently was an avid walker at the R.O.C. A long-time business woman, she started working at the Helwig Five and Dime while still in high school. She graduated from Cornishville High School in the class of 1931, and continued to work at the dimestore. She later joined her husband at Bailey’s Super Market as a cashier. They built Fort Harrod Motel, one of the first motels in central Kentucky, and later owned Bailey’s Motel on Louisville Road. After the death of her husband, she owned and operated Bailey’s Bazaar, a ladies apparel shop. She later opened Natural Foods, a health food store in Zandale Shopping Center in Lexington, where she remained for 29 years. For a short time she also had a health food store in Danville.
Survivors include: one son, Jack Dalton Bailey of Harrodsburg; long-time friend, Jack E. Baker; one sister, Venetta B. Springate of Lexington, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie B. Lester and Ava B. Elliott.
The funeral was held Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Rev.’s John Westerfield and Larry Camic officiating. Music was provided by Rev. Jerry Lester. Private burial was at the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were Cora Parks Allen, Pat Linton, Alma and Bobby Wilham, Ruth Pinkston and Valeria Mae Kidd.
Donations are requested to be made to the R.O.C., c/o Harrodsburg Baptist Church.
Patsy Jean Noel Carrier, 71, Stanford, wife of Hollis Carrier, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Born Aug. 26, 1934 in Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Silas and Alpha Beavers Noel.
She was a homemaker, and the she was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, survivors include: two sons, Troy (Becky) Carrier and Trevor (Theresa) Carrier, both of Stanford; four brothers, Allen Noel and John Noel, both of Springfield, and Lloyd Noel and Jack Noel, both of Willisburg; five sisters, Elizabeth Keen of Elizabethtown, Sue Whitehouse of Nelson County, Annelle Noel of Springfield, Mary Chambers of Danville, and Nancy Mitchell of Indiana; two grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Fox Funeral Home in Stanford with Bro. Steven Willingham officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tommy Keene Jamie, Kenneth and Aaron Noel, Shane Carrier and Brandon Newton.
Honorary pallbearers were Jarrard and Eric Noel and Kevin and David Keene.
Doris P. Denkhoff, 74, of Greenview Lane, formerly of Louisville, died Monday, September 5, 2005 at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Born May 15, 1931, in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Helen Peek Polley. She was the widow of John H. Denkhoff.
She retired from Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company after 27 years of service. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Harrodsburg.
Survivors include: a daughter, Deborah Schmidt of Danville; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday, September 7, at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Louisville.
Memorials may go to St. Andrews Catholic Church, 1125 Danville Road, Harrodsburg 40330 or Danville-Boyle County Humane Society, P.O. Box 487, Danville 40423-0487.
Stith Funeral Home, Danville, was in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Lee Foley, 59, Lawrenceburg, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005 in Versailles.
Born Dec. 24, 1945 in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Ivan Lee Foley and Isabelle Hale Foley of Danville.
He was a tree trimmer, having been employed by Asplundh Tree Company and most recently by Bostic Tree Service of Lawrenceburg.
In addition to his mother, survivors include: one son, Joseph Foley Jr. of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Jaime Eldridge of Waynesburg and Sheila Hafley of Junction City; two brothers, Jessie Foley and Billy Foley, both of Danville; one sister, Ruby Morrison of Salem, IN; six grandchildren, and companion Brenda Rakes Foley of Lexington.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Lawrence, Roy and James Foley.
The funeral was held Friday, Sept. 2 at Fox Funeral Home in Stanford with Bro. Dan Gutenson officiating. Burial was in Danville Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Mike Hafley, Ricky and Ancil Dykes, Richard Lay, Steve Eldridge, Les Wilson and Roderick J. Shelton II.
Honorary pallbearers were Billy and Jessie Foley.
William Edgar Marcum, 63, 315 Pheasant Dr., husband of Sandra Lee Appleby Marcum, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005.
Born Dec. 20, 1941 in Rose Hill, VA, he was a son of the late Carl Sumpter and Opal Elizabeth Barnes Marcum.
He was a self-employed dry wall finisher.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: one daughter, Kimberly (Jeff) McGaha of Fredrick, MD; one son, James M. Marcum of Martinsburg, WV; three sisters, Betty Hawkins of Mt. Airy, MD, Linda (Jimmy) Williams of Jonesville, VA and Dianne (Bruce) Holland of Sandy Spring, MD; one brother, Ken (Pat) Marcum of Dallas, GA; two stepsons, Matt Kaetzel of Gaithersburg, MD and Tim (Alanna) Kaetzel of Germantown, MD; one stepdaughter, Carrie (Scott) Lasley of Salvisa; 13 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with James Harley officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill, VA.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Lung Association or to the American Heart Association.
Mark Wayne Overton, 43, Mount Sterling, formerly of Nicholasville, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 in Ohio of an apparent heart attack.
Born March 24, 1962 in Cleveland, OH he was a son of Bob and Mary Overton of Summerfield, FL and formerly of Nicholasville.
He attended Jessamine County High School where he was a member of the class of 1981, he was a former employee of the Ben Franklin Store in Edgewood Plaza in Nicholasville that his family owned, and at the time of his death, he was an employee of the Mount Sterling Kroger and of Keeneland. He was an avid Kentucky Wildcats and Kansas City Chiefs fan, and he loved the music of Jimmy Buffet and of the Poptart Monkeys.
In addition to his parents, survivors include: two brothers, Mike Overton of Carrabelle, FL and Brad (Shelly) Overton of Marietta, GA; two nieces; one nephew, and numerous other relatives.
Memorial services will be Saturday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. at the fellowship hall of Edgewood Baptist Church, 717 South Main St., Nicholasville.
Visitation Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Nicholasville Rotary Club Scholarship Fund.
Arrangements are being handled by Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.
Frances Sames, 66, Harrodsburg, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 at the Danville Center for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born Sept. 7, 1938 in Lawrenceburg, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Temperance Peyton Drury.
She was a private nurse, and she was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors include: one daughter, Emily D. Sames of Campbellsville; two sons, Raymond L. Sames of Versailles and Machael A. Sames of Florida; three sisters, Alice and Judy Drury of Harrodsburg and Jean Kelly of Danville; three brothers, Fred Drury of Harrodsburg and Homer L. Drury and Oliver Drury, both of Knoxville, TN, and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Calvin Drury.
A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Douglas Laws Post #52, American Legion, Post #6935, V.F.W. and D.A.V. Post #54 conducted Military Rites for Wallace Smock at Spring Hill Cemetery Aug. 30, 2005.
Those attending were:
Tom Rappleye, Lucian Landers, Curtis Sherrow, Earl Sherrow, Floyd Shirley, James Tewmey and Howard H. Howells Sr.
U.S. Air Force Representatives from Wright Patterson Air Force Base were AIC Christopher Lipps, AIC Matthew Sims and SRA Jimmy Montalvo Jr.
Bugler was David Best.
William Bottoms, 52, Harrodsburg, husband of Peggy Bottoms, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born May 10, 1953 in DeKalb, IL, he was a son of the late Aaron L. Bottoms and Nina Burns Bottoms of Mercer County.
He was a Harrodsburg High School custodian, a former member of the Kentucky National Guard and of Deep Creek Baptist Church. He was a University of Kentucky and NASCAR fan, and he enjoyed fishing and western movies.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: two sons, Timothy Bottoms and Eric Bottoms, both of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Michael “Bo” Bottoms of Mercer County and Kenny Bottoms of Harrodsburg; one sister, Linda (Wayne) Hager, also of Harrodsburg, and numerous relatives.
The funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bobby Logue, Bro. Lewis Walters and Chaplain Gary Story officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tobo Moore, Jerry Arnold, Charles Curtsinger, Junior Tatum, Jimmy Carmickle and Steve Tyler.
Honorary pallbearers were Clayton and Paul Tyler, Roy Moore, Mark Wilkerson, Troy and Eric Peavler and Derek and Junior Whitis.
Irene Crum, 82, Louisville, widow of Haskell Crum, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at Baptist Village Care Center in Erlanger.
Born June 28, 1923 in Bondville, she was a daughter of the late Clarence O. and Emma Phillips Crum.
She worked in the accounting department for Belknap Hardware and was a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church.
Survivors include: six brothers, Wayne Morris of Colonial Heights, VA, Lawrence Morris of Harrodsburg, Ralph Morris and Garret Morris of Salvisa, James R. Morris of Florence and Carroll Morris of New Carlisle, OH, and one sister, Shelby Morris of Crestview Hills.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Aubrey Morris and Bennett Morris, and one sister, Joyce Niederlehner.
The funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 10 at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home in Louisville. Burial was in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Matthews Baptist Church Building Fund, 3515 Grandview Ave., Louisville, KY 40207 or to the Baptist Village Care Center, 2990 Riggs Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018.
William "Bill" Long, 75, widower of Frances Hughes Long, died Friday, September 9, 2005 at the Samaritan Hospital.
Born in Bourbon County to the late Chester and Martha Stigall Long, he grew up in North Middletown.
He loved to fish, was a member of Revival Tabernacle Church, and worked as a leatherman for Albright and Barkley for over 30 years.
Survivors include: two brothers, Roy (Mary) Long, Paris and Stanley (Rita) Long, Harrodsburg; two sisters, Dorothy (Dickie) Osborne and Mary Emma Shelley, both of North Middletown; a granddaughter Davina (Brian) Dodge of Lexington; and a grandson, Donnie Brown, Jr.; a great-grandchild, Brianna Dodge and a daughter-in-law Brenda (Donnie) Brown of Lexington; fifteen nieces and nephews and several good friends.
He was preceded in death by two sons Dallas and David Ginter, three brothers, Kenneth, Donald, and Sterling Long.
Funeral services will be noon Tuesday, September 13, at Kerr Brothers, E. Main, Lexington, by Rev. John Jessup. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be 5-8 pm Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Mike, Stanley, Jim, and Roy Long, Dan Bundy.
Honorary bearers will be Donnie Brown Sr., Shawn Long and Donnie Brown Jr.
Phyllis Ellen Medley, 59, Harrodsburg, widow of Robert Medley Sr., died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.
Born Oct. 17, 1945 at Shakertown, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Ray and Flonnie Godbey Byrd.
She was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church and was a former employee of Stone Manor Motel. She enjoyed her grandchildren and loved her pets and animals.
Survivors include: two sons, Charles (Cindi) Boswell and Robert Medley, both of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Dennia Loudin and Amy Wagers, both of Seymour, IN; three brothers, Joseph Byrd, Jerry Byrd and David Byrd, all of Harrodsburg; one sister, Janice (James) Turner of Danville; 13 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Scott Allen Medley, and one brother, Dennis Beryl Byrd.
The funeral was conducted Monday, Sept. 12 at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. James Harley officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Turner, Virginia Byrd, Jerry Byrd Jr., Rickey Lambert, Jason Deruse and Robert Jones.
Susie Merriman, 65, Burgin, wife of Wilmer “Buck” Merriman, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.