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Mercer County, Kentucky Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Mercer County, Kentucky Obituary Collection - 9

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Date: Monday, 6 December 2010, at 7:33 p.m.

VERNELL SMITH

Vernell Garmon Smith, 92, of Harrodsburg, died at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center on Friday, February 11, 2000.

The former Cave City resident and Cumberland County native was the daughter of the late Lender and Lucy Carter Garmon and the widow of John W. Smith.

She was a retired nurse and a member of the Cave City Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Janet S. Stayton, Harrodsburg; one son, John M. Smith, Horse Cave; one brother; two sisters; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at the Cave City Baptist Church on Monday, February 14, with burial in the Marrowbone Cemetery.

BEATRICE LOGUE

Beatrice Vandivier Logue, 87, of 521 Raintree, died Monday, February 21, 2000 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born February 23, 1912 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Maggie Peavler Vandivier. She was the widow of Gilvie Dudley Logue.

She was a homemaker and a member of Brunerís Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include: four sons, Harold (Margaret Ann) Logue, Donald E. (Eva) Logue, and Billy M. (Nancy) Logue, all of Mercer County; Roger D. (Jayne) Logue, Smyrna, TN; one sister, Grace Vandivier Claunch, Harrodsburg; nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: two sisters, Berdena Vandivier Logue and Pauline Vandivier Carter; five brothers, Garnett Vandivier, Sherman Vandivier, Maurice Vandivier, Lloyd Vandivier and Eldred Vandivier.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday February 24, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Redding and Bro. James Harley officiating. Burial will be in Brunerís Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Greg, Brian, Chris and Jeffery Logue, Pam Spradling, Terri and Cindy Long, Sharon Shackelford and Julie Honaker.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Brunerís Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Harold Logue, 1135 New Dixville Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and after 7:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

FRANK DEVYLDER

Frank C. DeVylder, 68, Greencastle, IN, died Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at his residence.

Born in Harrodsburg, August 28, 1931, he was the son of the late Frank Miller and Rose (Coffman) DeVylder.

He retired after 23 years at DePauw University where he was equipment manager of the Athletic Department. He was past president of the Indiana Elementary Football Association.

Survivors include: his wife, Anna Marie Webster DeVylder, Greencastle, IN; three sons, Michael (Teddi) DeVylder, Brazil; Rick (Brenda) DeVylder, Greencastle, and Thomas (Tina) DeVylder, Quincy; eight grandchidlren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home with Patrick Smith and Norman Hill officiating. Burial will be in Clear Run Cemetery, Bridgeton.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, Kenbell Plaza Suite 3, 1440 E. Pugh Dr., Terre Haute, IN 47802.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

KENNETH HOURIGAN

Kenneth Mason Hourigan, 87, of 1395 Shakertown Road, died Saturday, February 19 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born December 24, 1912 in Marion county, he was the son of the late Robert and Clydie Rexroad Hourigan.

He was a former Harrodsburg Policeman for eight years, was a former Mercer county deputy sheriff and had served as Mercer County sheriff from 1973-1977.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, where he was a prisoner of war and a survivor of the Bataan Death March. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Douglas Laws Post #52, American Legion, and a former member of the Kentucky Sheriff's Association.

He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.

Survivors include: his wife, Sally Ann Tyler Hourigan, Harrodsburg; one daughter, Carolyn Hourigan Brown, Louisville; two brothers, Horace Hourigan, Harrodsburg, and Thomas Hourigan, Springfield,; two sisters, Mary Helen Zeliff, Harrodsburg, and Ruth Sims, Williamsburg, OH; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 23, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Whitehouse officiating. Burial with military rites was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Billy Joe Hill, James Tewmey, Phillip Hockensmith, J. S. "Bugs" Kinder, David Sims, Lee Allen and F. O. Ritchey.

EVA NORVELL

Eva F. Norvell, 91, of 230 N. Chiles St., died Saturday, February 26, 2000 at Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born September 1, 1908 in Rose Hill, she was the daughter of the late Lon and Lula Lester Freeman. She was the widow of Albert Norvell.

She was a former dietician for Palm Beach Coat Factory and Harrodsburg Schools. She was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church where she was a Junior's Sunday School teacher for 26 years and an RA leader for 10 years.

Survivors include: one nephew, Terry (Carol) Black, Louisville; one niece, Betty Black, Texas; three great nephews, Brian ( Rebecca) Black, Louisville, Kelly Black, Louisville, and Jimmie (Sharon) Black, Boerne, TX; one great niece, Jo Lynn Black, Louisville; two great great nieces, Taylor Kay and Kendall Leigh Black, both of Boerne, TX;

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 29, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Robert DeFoor officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ron Leach, William Dedman, Brian Black, Keith Earle, Robert Goins and David Freeman.

ALVIN CRAWLEY Jr.

Alvin L. Crawley, Jr., 44, of 515 Harvey Pike, died Friday, February 25, 2000 at his residence.

Born August 1, 1955 in Mercer County, he is the son of Alvin L. and Lorena Peavler Crawley Sr. of Harrodsburg.

He was a self-employed painter and farmer and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include: one son, Brent (Shawnda) Crawley, Harrodsburg; one brother, Tony (Clera) Crawley, Stanford; one sister, Carolyn (Roger) Long, Harrodsburg. He was preceded in death by one son, Chris Crawley.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 28, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with John David Lane officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Josh Collier, Mike Camic, Ronnie Crawley, Mark Caton, Anthony Bast and Donnie Neal.

Memorials are suggested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, KY Chapter, 982 Eastern Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40217, or the American Diabetes Assoc., 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 110, Louisville, KY 40218.

LILLIAN PLUMMER

Lillian Frances Davenport Plummer, 80, of 516 Cane Run Street, died Friday, February 25, 2000 at the Charleston Health Care Center in Danville.

Born October 23, 1919 she was the daughter of the late Samuel Nelson and Hattie Buchanan Davenport.

She was a retired sales clerk at Sears and a member of the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian church.

Survivors include: one sister, Elizabeth Harris, Harrodsburg; two brothers, Robert Davenport, Danville, and George Davenport, Ft. Wright, KY. She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 27, at the McClellan Funeral Home by Rev. Leslie Rust. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were nephews.

Memorials may be given to Heritage Hospice, 337 West Broadway, Danville, KY 40423 or to the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church, 326 South Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

TROY GRIBBINS

Troy Gribbins, 29, of 6088 Post Road, Douglasville, GA, formerly of Harrodsburg, died February 22, 2000 at Emory Parkway Hospital, Austell, GA.

Born January 10, 1971 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Rubel "Ruben" Gribbins of Harrodsburg and the late Judy Votaw Gribbins.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Survivors, besides his father, include: a half-sister Rita Gribbins Robinson, Harrodsburg; a cousin, Brenda Robinson Morris, who took care of him; two aunts, Linda Louallen, Harrodsburg and Mrs. Raymond (Mildred) Phillips, Dearborn Michigan.

Funeral services were held Sunday, February 27, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with President Doyle Holdaway officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ray Guidice, John Miles, Gary Busby, Joseph Morris, Jonathan McAfee and Bentley Lane.

ROSCOE McCLOUD

Roscoe W. McCloud, 82, of Ocklawaha, FL, died Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at the Hospice of Marion County Estelle House in Ocala, FL.

Born June 16, 1917 in Harlan County, he was the son of the late W. R. and Ollie Nolan McCloud.

He was a minister of the United Methodist Church, having been ordained into the Kentucky Methodist Conference in 1960 in the Danville, KY District. He attended Eastern Kentucky State College, Richmond, and Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

He was pastor at Evarts (Harlan Co.), Bybee (Madison Co.), Doylesville (Madison Co.), Mackville Antioch (Washington Co.), Science Hill (Pulaski Co.), Bedford (Trimble Co.) United Methodist Churches from 1953 to 1967. He transferred to the Florida Conference in 1967 where he retired in 1984 at the Ocklawaha United Methodist Church.

He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

Survivors include: his wife of 60 years, Mary Lee Kiser McCloud, Ocklawaha, FL; two sons, Bob McCloud, Harrodsburg, and Kenneth McCloud, Lexington; three daughters, Jeanette Thompson, Louisville, Beverly Willhite, Boca Raton, FL;, and Lynn Cone, Datona Beach, FL; two brothers, Troy McCloud, Somerset, and Arvis McCloud, Millstone; one sister, Oma Smith, Lorain, OH; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services were conducted at the Ocklawaha United Methodist Church, February 26, by Rev. Gary Eldred.

Memorials are suggested to be given to the Ocklawaha United Methodist Church, PO Box 507, Ocklawaha, FL 32813, or Hospice of Marion County, Inc., PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478.

The Roberts Funeral Home of Ocala, FL was in charge of arrangements.

MILITARY RITES

Douglas Laws Post #52, American Legion, Post #6935, VFW and DAV Post #54 conducted Military Rites for Kenneth Hourigan at Spring Hill Cemetery on February 23, 2000.

Those attending were: Roy Freeman, Curtis Sherrow, DeWitt Sims, Lucian Landers, Henry Pulliam, James Carey, Joe Harlow, Louis Ransdell, Ralph McGuire, Preston Burgin, Tommy Denny, Howard Howells and James. L. Tewmey.

Zenah Teater served as bugler.

MILITARY RITES

Douglas Laws Post #52, American Legion, Post #6935, VFW and DAV Post #54 conducted Military Rites for Willard Steele at Spring Hill Cemetery on February 17, 2000.

Those attending were: Roy Freeman, Jim Sharpe, Howard Howells, Joe Harlow, Henry Pulliam, Lucian Landers, Curtis Sherrow, James Carey, James Tewmey and Tommy Denny.

Zenah Teater served as bugler.

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