Elmo Raymond Allender, 89, of Lawrenceburg, died Friday, August 26, 2005 at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington.
Born July 24, 1916 in Pendleton County, he was the son of the late Goldie Young and Alonzo Allender.
He was the owner and manager of a reproduction furniture store called the Furniture Clinic in Lexington for 22 years, a farmer, and served in the US Army during WW II.
He was a member and former Sunday school teacher at Sand Spring Baptist Church. He was also an honorary member of the Stringtown Ruritan Club and held a small plane pilots license.
He was a former member of the Grace Baptist Church in Lexington for over 20 years and the Nicholasville Baptist Church. He helped start the Edgewood Baptist Church in Nicholasville and help start and build the Salvisa Baptist Church in Mercer County.
Survivors include: his wife of 45 years, Sylvia Tandy Allender; five children, Ethelbert (Eloise) Allender, San Diego, CA; Wanda (Jack) Sabo, Lexington; Wayne W. Allender, Harrodsburg; Emma (Don) Caruthers, Burnside; Addrene "Babe" Hendricks (Don) Lane, Lawrenceburg; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 23 great great-grandchildren; and one sister, Beatrice Cull, Bardstown.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Daffney Allender; two brothers, Wilbert Allender and Wayne Wesley Allender; and a nephew, William Allender.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 30, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg with Dr. Mike Hamrick, Bro. Rick Shannon, and Bro. Troy Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens in Jessamine County with military honors.
Visitation will be from 4 -8 pm Monday.
Memorials suggested to the Sand Spring Baptist Church Building Fund, 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg, KY, 40342.
Roger D. Barnard, 55, Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005 in Danville.
He was the son of Ruth Carmickle Pinkston of Harrodsburg and the late Norman Pinkston.
He was a Navy Veteran, he was a member of the Pioneer Baptist Church, and he was a former IBM and Ashland Oil employee.
Survivors include: two daughters, Natalie Huff of Asheville, NC and Amanda Barnard of Tampa FL, and one grandchild, Gavin Barber, also of Tampa.
Graveside services will be today, Thursday, at 10 a.m. at the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
Kenneth Henry “Kenny” Beasley, 51, Salvisa, husband of Rhonda Kay Orwig Beasley, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005 at his residence.
Born Nov. 24, 1953 in Mercer County, he was a son of Sarah Roberts Beasley and the late Robert Ernest Beasley.
He was a supervisor at Hitachi, he was a member of the Claylick United Methodist Church, and he was also a member of the Rebel Corvette Club of the Bluegrass.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: two sons, Chad Everett (Brandy) Beasley and Damon Lewis Beasley, two sisters, Rella (Donald) Pennington and Retha Durham, and two brothers, Roy Everett Beasley and Ray Beasley, all of Mercer County.
The funeral will be Friday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Clay Lick United Methodist Church with Pete Gilliam and Joe White officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Randy Orwig, Kenny Carey, Terry Martin, Herb Nakajima, John Shewmaker, George Cocanougher, Jerry Lee Winchester and Lee Readnower.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kaizan Team, Rebel Corvette Club Of The Bluegrass.
Visitation today, Thursday, after 5 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Clay Lick United Methodist Church, 225 Clay Lick Church Rd., Salvisa, KY 40372 or to the Relay for Life.
Walter Edward “Walt” Campbell, 70, Butler, KY, husband of Helen Yoakum Campbell, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005 at Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.
Born Sept. 11, 1934 in Perry County, he was a son of the late Edward and Maude Begley Campbell.
He had worked as a garbage truck driver, school bus driver, and as a construction worker and was a retired employee of Licking Valley Oil Company for which he delivered fuel oil for many years. He had been a volunteer for the Butler Fire Department and had coached youth baseball and softball teams. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 until 1959. He was a member of Butler Baptist Church, and he was an active member of the Pendleton County Sportsman’s Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: one son, Paul (Ellen) Campbell of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Donna Campbell of Butler; two brothers, George W. Campbell of Butler and Fred Campbell of Taylorsville; two sisters, Elizabeth Fugate of Hazard and Sue Story of Hamilton, OH; four grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, John Campbell, and one sister, Linda Maggard.
The funeral was held under full military honors Monday, Aug. 29 at People’s Funeral Home in Butler with Rev. Darryl Mullins officiating. Burial was in Flour Creek Cemetery in Butler.
Pallbearers were Ned Campbell, Daryl Crail, Jerry Miller, Joe Workman, Bill Ashcraft and Jim Maxwell.
Honorary pallbearers were Larry Rose, Bob Norton, Jim Hoskins, Junior Harrison and Ken Carter.
Dorothy Sue “Susie” Cinnamon, 76, 393 McCouns Ferry Rd., Salvisa, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Born Feb. 3, 1929 in Clark County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Hartsock and Sally Carrie Lunsford Hazelwood, and she was the widow of Kenneth A. Cinnamon.
She was a cashier at Family Affair Restaurant, and she was a member of Salvisa Baptist Church.
Survivors include: three daughters, Susan Kay (Ronnie) Robertson and Kathy (Gordon) Scott, both of Salvisa, and Kim (Eric) Yeast of Harrodsburg; one son, Wayne Cinnamon of Salvisa; two sisters, Donna Gash and Linda Lou Sheperson, both of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Carl Hazelwood of Salvisa and Howard Hazelwood of Frankfort; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy and Kenny Hazelwood.
The funeral was held Tuesday, Aug. 30 at Salvisa Baptist Church with Jason Clark officiating. Burial was in the Kirkwood Cemetery in Salvisa.
Pallbearers were Fred Alexander, Joe Don Denny, John Alvin Goodlett, Tommy Egbert, Gene Cinnamon, Walter Warford, Gerald Sheperson, Carroll Sanford and Charlie Reeves.
Honorary pallbearers were staff and friends of Family Affair Restaurant.
Arrangements were handled by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Salvisa Baptist Church, 138 Kirkwood Rd., Salvisa, KY 40372
Rev. Ora Davis, 91, 1000 Coleman Ct., husband of Helena Bennett Davis, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005 at his residence.
Born Feb. 12, 1914 in Stanford, he was a son of the late Jeremiah and Martha Harding Davis.
He was a retired minister who was the founder of Eastland Church of God and the Clays Mill Church of God in Lexington. He also was the former owner of Ora Davis Plumbing and Heating in Lexington.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: one son, Ora Darryl Davis of Panama City, FL; one daughter, Marcia Lynn Welch of Kissimmee, FL; one stepson, Robert Lee Wilson Jr. of Crab Orchard; one stepdaughter, Carla Wilson of Hopkinsville; two brothers, Ira Davis of Lexington and Bob Davis of Berea; two sisters, Becky Stinnett and Minnie Davis, both of Lexington; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; one step-granddaughter, and one step-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Madeline Davis; one son, Jerry Wayne Davis; one grandson, Jeffrey, and one great-grandson, Tanner.
The funeral was held Monday, Aug. 29 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington with Rev. John R. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memory Gardens in Scott County.
Mary Elizabeth Gilpin, 84, Lexington, widow of William “Bill” Thomas Gilpin, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005.
Born Feb. 9, 1921 in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Bessie Baldwin Kurtz.
She was a homemaker, and she was a member of the Eastern Star and a member of My Old Kentucky Home Chapter #436. She was a former member of Mill Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include: one daughter, Billie Hewitt of Lexington; four sons, James “Jimmy” B. Gilpin and Glenn H. Gilpin, both of Bardstown, and Leroy Gilpin and Ollie Gilpin, both of New Mexico; one sister, Frances Shipman of Mesa, AZ; two brothers, Charles Kurtz of Bardstown and John Kurtz of Louisville; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 27 at New Salem Baptist Church with Fidel Hughes officiating. Burial was in New Salem Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dalton and Connie Hendren, Rick Crenshaw, Jackie Clements, Chris Kummer, Kevin Frye and Jimmy Kurtz.
Honorary pallbearers were Willis Crenshaw, Joey Tucker and Gary Shipman.
Arrangements were handled by Greenwell-Houghlin Northside Funeral Home in Bardstown.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Eastern Star Home, 932 Cherokee Dr., Louisville, KY 40204.
Talt Junior Matthews, 50, Harrodsburg, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
Born April 13, 1955 in Garrard County, he was a son of Ben and Mary Matthews Medley of Harrodsburg.
He was a graduate of Harrodsburg High School, and he was a former employee of Stone Manor Restaurant and of Shelby’s Heating and Air Conditioning. He collected model cars and fire trucks, and he was an artist.
Survivors include: four daughters, Jeannie (Aaron) Bruner, Pennie Votaw, Mindy Matthews and Cindy Matthews, all of Harrodsburg; one brother, Eddie Matthews of Liberty; one sister, Shelia (Walter) Bryant of Harrodsburg; seven grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.
The funeral will be Friday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bryce McCulley officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Matthews, Billy Votaw, Hubert “Pudden” Peavler, Kenny and Arnett Griffin and John Boy Phillips.
Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Sims, Billy Phillips, Aaron Bruner, Jason and Steven Sadler, Scottie Raley and Arnold Meeks.
Visitation Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Alice Meadows, 57, 576 Wyatt Rd, London, wife of Kenneth Bradley Meadows, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 at Mary Mount Medical Center in London.
Born Feb. 10, 1948 in Pineville, she was a daughter of Elsie Hoskins Mills and the late Robert Mills.
She was a retired apartment manager.
In addition to her husband, survivors include: three daughters, Emma Jean Bates of Danville, Jackie Griffith of Indiana and Tammy Ray Gross of Pineville; three sisters, Barbara Crawford of London, Patricia Aguado of Montana and Priscilla Howell of Columbia, SC; three brothers, Charles Mills of Belton, SC, Denver Mills of Harrodsburg and Robert Mills Jr. of Corbin; maternal grandmother, Fannie Sizemore of Pineville, and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Kaye Jenkins; one brother, Leroy Mills, and one grandchild.
The funeral was held Tuesday, Aug. 30 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Raymond Castella officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Robinson II, Jesse Dean Jenkins, Connie Dale Ross and Jake, Ricky and Andrew Mills.
Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Lay and Denver, Charles, Bobby Wayne, Denver Joseph, Paul, Matt, and Robert Jr. Mills.
FELIX REEVES SR.
Felix Ramsey Reeves Sr., 88, Burgin, husband of Edna C. Logdon Reeves, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005 at his residence.
Born July 12, 1917 in Lexington, he was a son of the late Henry and Frankie Reeves.
He was retired from Ashland Oil Company. He was a member of Lexington Devondale Baptist Church, a member of the Daughters of America #23, and he was a Kentucky Colonel.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: two daughters, Joanne (Rolland) Newman of Midway and Janis Aubrey of Burgin; three sons, Felix (Doris) Reeves Jr. of Cynthiana, William Lee Reeves of Harrodsburg and David Rix (Wanda) Reeves of Burgin; one sister, Ioma Smith of Shepherdsville; 13 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington, with the Rev. Harry Edward Rose and the Rev. Steven Rose officiating. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens in Lexington.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice of Boyle County, 337 W. Broadway St., Danville, KY 40423.
William Record “Rec” Robinson, 77, Ballard Road, Lawrenceburg, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005 at his home of an apparent heart attack.
Born Feb. 27, 1928 in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Major L. and Tavie Cammack Robinson.
He was a retired employee of the State Department of Transportation, and he was a farmer. He was a member of the Ballard Baptist Church, and he was a member of Emulation Lodge #688 in Sharpsville.
Survivors include: two daughters, Pam (David) Smalley and Donna (Bobby) Rodgers, both of Lawrenceburg; two sons, Bill (Anna) Robinson of Harrodsburg and Mark (Dana) Robinson of Versailles; and their mother, Norma Bowen Royalty of Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren, and special friend, Joyce Carlton, of Lawrenceburg.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Davis Robinson.
The funeral will be today, Thursday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. at Gash Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceburg with Bro. James Harley officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ricky and Floyd B. Stratton, Jimmy Curtsinger, Jimmy Young, Johnny Ellis, and Willis Hays.
Visitation Wednesday from 5 until 9 p.m. and Thursday after 8 a.m.
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.