Leo Leonard Cannon, 74, Perryville Road, Danville, died Wednesday, August 29, 2001.
Born August 11, 1927 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Ernest and Bertie Emma Leonard Cannon.
He was a retired farmer and Corning Glass Works employee for 30 years and was a supervisor for 12 years. He was a member of Bethel #1 Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Juanita Royalty Cannon, Danville; one son, Lt. Col. Robert Leo (Dianne) Cannon, Alexandria, VA; four daughters, Sandra (Marion Ray) Inman, Rita (Arnold) Baker, Harrodsburg, Karen (John) Lay, Canton, GA, Kathy (Mitchell) Roe, Winchester; two brothers, Forrest and Andrew Cannon, Harrodsburg; three sisters, Hazel Arnold, Danville, Lorraine Kurtz and Geneva Stakelin, both of Lexington; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Cannon and two sisters, Martina Nooe and Violet Meredith.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 1, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Rev. James Byrd officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Robbie Cannon, Chris Votaw, Eric Inman, Jerry Kurtz, Forrest Larry Kurtz, Brent Arnold, Bill and Darrell Beavers.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Bethel #1 Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Garnett Catlett, 76, of Perryville Road, Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Born October 9, 1924 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Dave and Sonora Collier Catlett.
He was a member of the Bethel #1 Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he served as deacon, elder and financial custodian of the cemetery fund.
He was a retired farmer and a 24 year Corning employee. He served on the Mercer County Extension Council and was a Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors include: his wife, Catherine Wickersham Catlett, Mercer County; one son, Ricky (Regina) Catlett, Mercer County; two daughters, Jean (Johnny) Currens and Lana (Hugh) Bullock, both of Mercer County; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Cecil, Marvin, Charlie and Luther Catlett, and three sisters, Hazel Buckley, Gertie Leonard and Bernice Catlett.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 1, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Gary Allen and James Byrd officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Cary and Stephen Keebortz, Brent Currens, Bill Brown, Roland Arnold Jr., Jennifer and Christina Catlett, Cathi Chumbley and Josh Pendegrist. Honorary bearers were Woodrow and Daryl Catlett, Melvin Mullins, Bill and James Wheeler, Hubert Turpin, Dale Heise, Roy Bonta, James Land, Lee Thompson and Jessie Spaulding.
Memorials are suggested to the Bethel #1 Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the church cemetery fund, or one’s favorite charity.
Theessa Woods Davis, 98, of 118 Castle Heights, Harrodsburg, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001 at her residence.
Born Oct. 7, 1902 in Polly’s Bend in Garrard County, she was the daughter of late Richard D. and Ida Shultz Woods and was the widow of Richard (Dick) J. Davis. Mrs. Davis, along with her late husband, were former owners and operators of Gwinn Island Resort.
She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church (past president, United Methodist Women) in Danville, a graduate of Bethel Academy in Wilmore and attended Asbury College and EKU (formerly Eastern Kentucky State Normal School). She also had worked as a teacher in the Manse community near Paint Lick.
Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Betty) Watts, Harrodsburg; two brothers, Floyd Woods, Danville, and Chester Woods, Lakeside, OK; two sisters, Martha Burkett, York, PA, and Ginny Sands, Hebron, OH; two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Ezra Woods, and four sisters, Belle Baker, Carrie Price, Bea Webb and Frances Zoller.
Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert DeFoor and Wade Arp officiating. Burial will be in the Old Paint Lick Cemetery, Paint Lick. Visitation will be at the chapel from 5-9 p.m. Thursday and after 7:30 a.m. Friday.
Pallbears will be Bill Watts, Wesley Watts, Michael Sanders, Frank Naumann, Norman Zoller, Ron Zoller and Ken Zoller.
Memorials are suggested to Centenary United Methodist Church, 119 S. Third St., Danville, KY 40422 or Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 312 S. Main St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or Heritage Hospice, 337 W. Broadway, Danville, KY 40422.
WENDRELL HUNN Sr.
Wendrell “Pat” Hunn, Sr., age 89, died Thursday, August 30, 2001 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born August 16, 1912 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Albert B. and Jesse Clay Hunn.
He attended West Side School and worked as a dry cleaner for Model Laundry for many years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as deacon, church treasurer, trustee, senior choir, men’s choir and was a member of the Brotherhood.
Survivors include: his wife, Marie Bryant Hunn, Harrodsburg; one son, Rev. Wendrell (Lena) Hunn Jr.; eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Helen Hunn Laye, two brothers, Albert and Vernon Hunn, two sisters, Earline Bryant and Cora Hunn.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 3, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Virgil Hill officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Randall and Truman Bartleson, Kenneth Jones, Chris Short, James Thurman, and Leon Vandyke, Jr.
Parks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Victor Leroy Johnson, 47, of South Lexington Avenue, Wilmore, died unexpectedly at his home Thursday, August 30, 2001.
He was the son of Leonard Leroy and Wandalou Wilson Johnson of Wilmore.
He had been an employee of Mclane-Cumberland for several years.
Survivors include: one daughter, Crystal Gail Johnson (Kris) Shell, Harrodsburg; a step son, Bobby Lee Johnson, Nicholasville; one sister, Judy Christine Johnson, Nicholasville; one brother, Randall Lee Johnson, Wilmore.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 1, at the Hager and Cundiff Funeral Home in Nicholasville with Leonard Fitch officiating. Burial was in the Wilmore Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jimmie Lee Johnson, Randall Lee Johnson, Kris A. Shell, Johnny Adams, Daniel Fielder, Marty Baker, William Reed and Mike Johnson.
Neoma Lee Medley, 75, of Sunset Drive, died Thursday, August 30, 2001 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.
Born October 20, 1925 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Riley P. and Rosa Lee Barr Hulett.
She was retired after 35 years from Corning Glass Works and was a member of American Flint glass Workers Union 1016 and Harrodsburg Business and Professional Women.
She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her husband, Ulysses “Buck” Medley, Harrodsburg, one brother, James Hulett, Mercer County, one sister, Mary Rose Royalty, Lexington. She was preceded in death by her sister, Grace Black.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 2, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Smith officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David Phillips, Billy Bradshaw, Scott Kohutck, Travis Land, Greg Black and Danny Adams.
Charles William “Bill” Pittman, 36, of 228 Manns Road, died Friday, August 31, 2001 at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born August 26, 1965 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of William and Carolyn Phillips Pittman, Jr.
He worked as a parking attendant for Keenland Race Track and was a farmer.
Survivors include his parents, several aunts, uncles and cousins, all of Harrodsburg.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 4, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Harley Humfleet officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Pittman, Gilbert Stratton, Kenny Buck, David Clark, Jr., Johnny Phillips and Will Pelly. Honorary bearers were Carroll Pittman, Howard Lane, Freddie Raider, Jeff Raider, David Grubbs and Roy Baugh.
Roy Allen Baxter, 64, of 151 Tyler Avenue, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at his residence.
Born December 8, 1936 in Lawrenceburg, he was the son of the late Everett and Elizabeth Baxter. He was the widower of Mencie Carlotta Ritchie Baxter.
He was a retired employee of Universal Fasteners in Lawrenceburg and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He attended Dry Branch Baptist Church.
Survivors include: one son, Nathan A. Baxter, Harrodsburg; two brothers, Ken Baxter, TN and Edward Baxter, East Peoria, IL. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Alisa Baxter.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 8, at he Ransdell Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Don Releford officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the charity of one’s choice.
Walter Ray “Tommy” Estes, 45, of Perryville, formerly of Winchester, died Monday, September 10, 2001 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born in Clark County, he was the son of Irene Woodward Kelly of Harrodsburg and the late Charlie Thomas Estes.
He was a retired HVAC self-employed contractor. He was a member of the Ruckerville Church of Christ, in Clark County, and an army veteran.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include: his wife, Kathy Zak Estes; three daughters, Latrisha Irene Estes, Lebanon, Sheena Estes and Tomi Lee Estes, Perryville; one step son, Christopher Watts, Lexington; one brother, Charlie Estes, Jr., South Florida; one sister, Kathy Ingram, Perryville.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, September 12, at the Scobee Funeral Home in Winchester by Rev. Hilary Claypoole.