John Vernon Coslow, 74, of Willisburg, died Wednesday, July 26 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington.
Born April 15, 1932 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Lee and Mattie Ross Coslow, and was the husband of Willa Mae Hood Coslow.
He was a veteran of the Korean War and a retired auto body technician. He was a member of the Bloomfield Church of God of Prophecy.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: one son, David (Mona) Coslow of Willisburg; one daughter, Joyce (Lonnie) Thompson of Willisburg; one brother, R. C. (Alma) Coslow of Willisburg; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Wilham.
Services were held Saturday, July 29 at the Carey and Son Funeral Home in Springfield with the Rev. Millard Ledford, pastor of the Bloomfield Church of God of Prophecy, officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Willisburg.
Pallbearers were Alan Montgomery, Jamie Allen, Bruce Barr, Charles Chesser, Ray Keeling and Chris Noel.
Honorary pallbearers were Hughes Coslow, Charles E. Stine, Bob Pennington and Bob Woodall.
Robert G. “Bobby” Cutter, 38, of Danville, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006.
Born Oct. 11, 1967 in Hamilton County, OH, he was the son of Myrtle Harrison Cutter of Junction City and the late Junior Lee Cutter.
He was an employee of Feistritzer Heating and Air Conditioning and attended the Shakertown Baptist Church.
In addition to his mother, survivors include: one daughter, Kimberly Cutter of Danville; one son, Robert G. “Little Bob” Cutter of Waynesburg; two brothers, Ricky Cutter of Casey County and Buddy Cutter of Lexington; four sisters, Barbara Lay and Kathy Cutter, both of Harrodsburg, Peachie Wright of Danville and Ruth Becknell of Garrard County; eight grandchildren, and fiancee, Connie Johnson.
Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home in Danville with the Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial was in Burgin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chris and William Johnson, Rebel Sears, Rick and Josh Presley, Jeff Stevens, Keith Lay and Steve Mullins.
Homer Cecil Denny, 94, of Burgin, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born March 8, 1912 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Henderson W. and Mary Beulah Hawkins Denny, and was the widower of Ruth Adeline Trisler.
He was an employee of the Blue Diamond Coal Company for 25 years and owned and operated Denny’s Grocery for 16 years. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and membership chairman for many years.
Survivors include: one son, Joe D. (June) Denny of Lawrenceburg; one sister, Lucille Hawthorne of Burgin; two brothers, Charles Ernest Denny of Maryland and H. W. Denny Jr. of Ohio; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, Aug. 7 at the Immanuel Baptist Church with James Heard and Harold Best officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church, 1280 Faulkner Lane, Danville, KY 40422, or to the Oneida Baptist Institute, P.O. Box 67, Oneida, KY 40972.
Aileen Divine Murphy, 87, of Perryville, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Jan. 2, 1919 in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Grace Norvell Divine.
She was a retired sales clerk for the Walter Frankel Clothing Store in Danville, and she was a Baptist.
Survivors include: one son, Freddy Murphy of Harrodsburg; three sisters, Margaret Shepherd of Harrodsburg, Cleo Watts of Maryland and Mae Selby of Danville; one brother, Danny Divine of Perryville; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Friday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Perryville with Gary Story officiating.
Visitation will be at the Wilder Funeral Home Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
George M. Noe, 89, of Paint Lick, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006 at his home.
Born Dec. 22, 1916 in Madison County, he was the son of the late George W. and Nancy Smith Noe, and was the husband of Elizabeth Palmer Noe.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired farmer, former Garrard County clerk, former director of the Garrard County Hospital and was a founding member of the Paint Lick Sportsman Club. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Richmond where he was a member of the Friendship Sunday school class.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: three sons, Dr. George W. (Carole) Noe of Harrodsburg, Robert L. (Avonda) Noe of Lancaster and Roy M. (Carolyn) Noe of Paint Lick; one brother, Robert N. (Norma) Noe of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held today, Thursday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Richmond with Bill Noe and the Revs. Bill Fort and Tim Robbins officiating. Burial will follow in Manse Cemetery in Paint Lick.
Visitation at the First Baptist Church Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Pallbearers will be the grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Friendship Sunday school class.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 425 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, KY 40475.
Combs, Parsons and Collins Funeral Home in Richmond is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Baxter Riley, 70, of Chippewa Drive, Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
Born May 20, 1936 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Sidney and Jessie Mae Stratton Riley, and was the husband of Lillian Gertrude Thompson Riley.
He retired from Corning Glass Company in Harrodsburg after 35 years of service, and he attended the Shakertown Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: one sister, Linda Shirleen (John B. Jr.) Price of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren, Crystal White, Ray (Kelly) White and Joe White, all of Harrodsburg; special nephew, Shawn Davis of Harrodsburg, and three great-grandchildren. He was also the guardian for Norman Hall and Rhonda Hall Mattingly, both of Harrodsburg.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Darleen Riley.
Services were held Friday, Aug. 4 at the Gash Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceburg with Bro. Joe Smith, and the Rev. Carol Whiting officiating.
Burial was in Hebron Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Thompson, Ronnie Davis, Wayne Stratton, Abe Stratton, Charlie Caudill and Jeffrey Cloyd.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Claylick United Methodist Church, 235 Claylick Church Rd., Salvisa, KY, 40372, or to the Shakertown Baptist Church, 2894 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.
Marie Somers, 83, of New Haven, IL, formerly of Mercer County, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006 at the Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.
Born March 23, 1923 in Mason Hall, TN, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Oti Marsh Midyett.
She was the widow of the Rev. E. A. Somers, former pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Mercer County.
She was a member of the Grace Bible Church in Benton and was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan.
Survivors include: one son, Randy Somers of Eustis, FL; three daughters, Marsha Somers of Denver, CO, Sheila (David) Mobley of New Haven, IL, and Donna (Riley) Blair of Benton, IL; one brother, J. T. (Sarah) Midyett; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jo Pearl Hardwick and Jeannie Midyett.
Services will be held today, Thursday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Grace Bible Church in Benton, IL, with the Rev. Burton Wills officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Rutherford, TN.
The Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements.
William Henry “Bill” Taylor, 83, of Melbourne, FL, died Thursday, August 3, 2006 at his home.
Born Sept. 16, 1922 in Washington County, he was the son of the late Han and Ovie Click Taylor, and was the widower of Lisalotte “Lisa” M. Taylor.
He was retired from the U.S. Army and was a member of the Deep Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include: one son, Jerome Carl Taylor; three sisters, Joyce Fowler of Mayfield, Pauline Walls of Springfield and Thenia Bottoms of Stanford; special friend, Darlene Santiamagro, and several nieces, nephews and cousins in Mercer and Washington counties.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Melbourne, FL.
Norma Jean Trayner, 69, of Ft. Myers, FL, and Harrodsburg, died Saturday, August 5, 2006 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
Born May 16, 1937 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Ethel Isham Russell of Harrodsburg and the late Woodrow “Woody” Russell, and was the widow of Sherman Dale Trayner.
She was a retired office manager for Shawnee Farm, was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, and was an associate member of the Southwest Baptist Church in Ft. Myers.
In addition to her mother, survivors include: two daughters, Kim (Scott) Shannon of Frankfort and Ann Robin (Billy) Dunaway of Harrodsburg; one son, Dale Trayner of Virginia Beach, VA; one sister, Janice Mefford of Frankfort; three grandchildren, and one step-grandson.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, R. C. Russell.
Services were held Tuesday, August 8 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Robert DeFoor and Todd Lester officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Mullhereen, Harry Kimmey, Arvid Tackett, Jack Hartman, David Trayner, Dennis Trayner, Jack Raudenbush and Doug Allen.
Honorary pallbearers were Marla Shannon, Mandy Shannon, Brandon Sutton, Scott Shannon, Billy Dunaway, Brad, Brian and Brent Mefford, Max Tolliver, Houston Moody and Dave Edens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
Johnnie Reed Turner, 72, of Mackville, died Friday, July 28, 2006 at the Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
Born June 9, 1934 in Washington County, he was the son of the late Maurice “Pete” and Carrie Tate Turner, and was the husband of Helen Votaw Turner.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the V.F.W. Post at Mackville. He was a retired employee of the General Electric Company in Louisville and was a member of the Mackville Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: one daughter, Mindy (Richard) Adkins of Betsy Lane, KY; one brother, Marvin (Louise) Turner of Pine Bluff, AR, and one sister, Martha Belle Meador of Crestwood.
He was preceded in death by one brother, G. W. Turner, and one grandson, Joshua Reed Adkins.
Services were held Monday, July 31 at the Carey and Son Funeral Home in Springfield with Rev. Sam Crawford, pastor of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Pikeville, and the Rev. Micah Carter, pastor of the Mackville Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Peter Cemetery in Mackville.
Pallbearers were Lynn Holderman, Bruce Sims, Freddie Bottoms, Jimmy Devine, Glenn Devine and Mike Yankey.
Honorary pallbearers were Jim Smith, Parnell Cochran, Billy Cloyd and Sam Stumph.
James “Jimmie” Brown, 48, of Lexington, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington.
Born Feb. 4, 1958 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late James Thomas and Imogene Yates Brown, and was the husband of Debbie Palmer Brown.
He was a 1977 graduate of Harrodsburg High School where he was a student athlete in football and track. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War, a meat cutter for Slones Market in Lexington, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Harrodsburg.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: two brothers, Van Brown of Dallas, TX, and Sterling Brown of Lexington; two sisters, Debra Brown Pope and Linda Spencer, both of Lexington, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin and Raymond Brown.
Services were held Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the Little Zion Baptist Church in Burgin with Elder J.D. Short III, and Bros. Phil Yates, Casey Spencer and Herman Bradshaw officiating. Burial with military rites was in Maple Grove Cemetery in Harrodsburg.
Pallbearers were Scott Jones, Henry and Gus Parks, Eric Wofford, Melvin Yates, Kevin Jones, Gary Brown and Steve Yeast.
Honorary pallbearers were Harold and Jeff Palmer, Frank McGowan, Darryl Bates, Mark Stigall, Leon VanDyke Jr., Tim Bess, Mike Johnson and John Linton.
The Parks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Rosa Lee Butler, 89, of Pleasureville, widow of John R. Butler, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006 at the Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville.
Born March 10, 1917 in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Omer and Offie Taylor Bottoms.
She operated the Mercer County Roller Rink from 1955 until it closed in the late 1980s. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include: two daughters, Joyce Ann Brown of Salvisa and Rosemary Spurlock of Shelbyville; one son, Charles Richard “Dick” Butler of Harrodsburg; 11 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and 27 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Don Waterfill and James Harley officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scott Nation, Tyler Nation, Jason Phillips, Charlie Stinnett Jr., Michael Brown and Justin Brown.
Visitation will be at the funeral chapel Thursday after 5 p.m. and Friday prior to the service.