Casey County, KY Obituaries 1996
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One 1995 Funeral Notice
Douglas Laws Post #52, American Legion Post #6935, VFW & DAV Post #54
military rites for Horace Stratton, Jr., at Bethel Baptist Church
March 15, 1995.
Those attending were Tommy Lane, J. L. Devine, Willie Gritton, Jr.,
Tewmey, Joe Harlow, Louis Ransdell, Roy Freeman, Tom Denny, Henry
Marion Mershon, Howard Howells and Charles Stratton.
Buglers were Jennifer Baker and Erin Barnett.
June 14, 1996
Mary P. Randolph
Mary Price Randolph, 79, Oakland Street, Junction City, died Thursday at
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born June 19, 1916, in
Ellisburg, Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Ben and Pearl
Smith Price. She was a retired pharmacist technician with the Kentucky
State Hospital. She was the widow of Deward Randolph and a member of
Junction City United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons,
Bill Randolph of Harrodsburg, Elwood Randolph of Hustonville and Jerry
Randolph of Junction City; two daughters, Elizabeth Walls and Nancy
Thompson, both of Junction City; a brother, Ed Price of Casey County; 13
grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m.
Saturday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Ernest Martin. Burial will be
in Hustonville Cemetery. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today. Memorials may
go to Heritage Hospice.
June 16, 1996
Hester M. Chadwell
Hester Mae Chumbley Chadwell, 74, 180 Culton Road, died Friday at her
home. Born Oct. 18, 1921, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the
late George Edward Chumbley and Rosalie Taylor Chumbley. She was retired
from Corning Glass Co. and a member of the Alum Springs First Church of
God. She was the widow of George Montgomery Chadwell. Survivors include
three sons, Darrell Chadwell, Hustonville, and Glenn Chadwell and Roger
Chadwell, both of Parksville; a daughter, Georgetta Covey, Danville; two
brothers, Arnold Chumbley, Blue Ash, Ohio, and Kenneth Eugene Chumbley,
Charlestown, Ind.; a sister, Violet Blair, Somerset; 5 grandchildren and
4 greatgrandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Alum Springs
First Church of God by the Rev. Dennis Creech. Burial will be in
Parksville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dale Chadwell, Greg Chadwell,
Chad Poynter, Sam Davidson, Donald Lear and Richard Covey. Honorary
pallbearers are Tonya Chadwell, Lora Owens, Dennis Owens, Ronnie
Robinson, Angie Chadwell, Brenda Sallee Chadwell and Gwen Poynter.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home and Monday
at the church from 9 a.m. until the service.
June 23, 1996
Albert F. Hill
MIDDLEBURG - Albert Foster Hill, 76, of Middleburg Route 1 died Saturday
at his home. Born Feb. 5, 1920, in Jeff, he was the son of the late Pete
and Abbie Woods Hill. He was the former owner and operator of Hill's
Grocery, an Army veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of Middleburg United Methodist
Church. Survivors include his wife, Lula Thompson Hill; one son, William
F. Hill of Middleburg; two daughters, Lorene Sheene and Christine
Patterson, both of Middleburg; seven grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bartle
Funeral Home by Rev. Greg Ryan. Burial will be in Casey County
Memorial Gardens with military rites by the Casey County Funeral
Squad. Pallbearers will be Jeff Hill, Robbie Patterson, Gary Sheene,
Keith and Darren Buis, and Tommy Sallee. Visitation is after 5 p.m.
today at Bartle Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lake
Cumberland, P.O. Box 651, Somerset, Ky. 42502.
July 10, 1996
LIBERTY - Services for Marion Lowell Atwood, 66, of Liberty Route 1,
will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Donald
Lear. Burial will be in Caney Fork Cemetery. He died Monday at Jewish
Hospital, Louisville. Born Sept. 24, 1929, in Casey County, he was a son
of the late James "Pete" Monroe and Florence Sweeney Atwood. He was a
farmer and a member of Carr's Chapel Church of God. Survivors include
his wife, Louise Atwood; three sons, Lonnie Dale Atwood, Marion Atwood
Jr., and Michael Leiu Atwood, all of Liberty; a daughter, Connie Louise
Murphy of Finley; three sisters, Lucille Atwood of Stanford, Louise Lane
of Cincinnati, and Lillian Smithers of Florida; a brother, Louis Atwood
of Stanford; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation
is after 5 p.m. today.
July 11, 1996
Bessie S. Cochran
LIBERTY - Services for Bessie Sharp Cochran, 89, Liberty Route 1, will
be 2 p.m. Friday at Atwoods Chapel United Methodist Church, by the Rev.
Dwight Coffman. Burial will be in Tapscott Cemetery. She died Tuesday at
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.
Born Aug. 13, 1906, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
William J. and Ella Jeffries Sharp. She was a homemaker and a member of
Atwoods Chapel United Methodist Church. She was the widow of George Roe
Cochran and was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Adams, and a son,
Billy Carl Cochran. Survivors include four daughters, Cleo and Edith
Coffman, both of Louisville, and Bernice Luttrell and Carole Anderson,
both of Paxton, Ill.; seven sons, Hollis and Lowell Cochran, both of
Mooresville, Ind., Paul Cochran of Stanford, Donald Lee and Marvin
Cochran, both of Liberty, Garland Cochran of Bradfordsville, and Charlie
Cochran of Lebanon; a sister, Bertha Redrick, Greenwood, S.C.; 27
grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation is after 5 p.m.
today at Bartle Funeral Home.
July 11, 1996
LIBERTY - Services for Crawford Wethington, 78, Liberty Route 2, will be
2 p.m. Friday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Darren
Gillespie. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. He died Tuesday at
Heartland Health Care, Lexington. Born June 16, 1918, in Casey County,
he was a son of the late Verd and Lucy Ann Grooms Wethington. He was a
farmer and a member of Salem United Methodist Church. Survivors include
his wife, Marie Taylor Wethington; a son, Cecil "Slick" Wethington,
Liberty; six daughters, Bernell and Joann Atwood and Anita Wheeler, all
of Liberty, Barbara Burton of Columbia, Renee Wethington of Casey Creek,
and Terri Goode of Bardstown; a sister, Adel Curtis of Lexington; 22
grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Wayne
Atwood, Lewis Burton, Jeff Miller, and Carlis, Billy and Jimmy Wheeler.
Honorary pallbearers are Connie Rayburn, Heather, Tabitha and Cindy
Goode and Donna Miller. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Bartle
Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church.
July 15, 1996
James C. McDonald
LIBERTY - James Clyde McDonald, 79, of Liberty Route 6, died Saturday at
Liberty Care Center. Born Dec. 16, 1916, in Casey County, he was a son
of the late Seth and Louisa Elmore McDonald. He was a retired Kentucky
Highway Department employee, a farmer and former funeral director. He
was a member of Athens Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife,
Mary Meeks McDonald; two daughters, Barbara Barlow of Cincinnati, and
Vivian McQuerry of Liberty; four sons, J.D. McDonald of Woodbury, Tenn.,
and Dale, Larry and Gary McDonald, all of Liberty; a brother, F.D.
McDonald of Liberty; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral home by the
Revs. Thadias Eubank and Arnold Larkin. Burial will be in Poplar Hills
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Young, Mike, Darrell, and Jeff
McQuerry, Jim and Steven McDonald. Honorary pallbearers are Benita
Barlow, Tammy Young, Lisa Woodrum, Sonya, Julie, Laura, Sarah, Rebecca,
Loreha and Holt McDonald.Visitation is any time today before the
July 15, 1996
Lillian P. Mills
MORELAND - Lillian Porter Mills, 81, of Danville, died Sunday at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. Born March 8, 1915, in Casey
County, she was a daughter of Carl and Mary Ellis Porter. She was the
owner of Mills Cafe in Danville for several years in the '60s and a
boarding house on West Walnut Street for many years. She was a former
employee of Jackson Chair and Servomation. She was a member of
Gethsemane Baptist Church, and was the widow of Weldon Mills. She was a
Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include a daughter, Opal Russell-Sample, of
West Point; a brother, John Porter of Danville, 13 grandchildren and 24
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Carlisle Mills.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the
Rev. Bill Hall. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery. Pallbearers are
Fred Jeffries, Bud Jeffries, Robbie Lowe, Larry Davis, Marshall Lloyd
and Eugene Hafley. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Lipscomb, Jamey Crawley,
Oris Lawhorn, Jim Ryan, Arnold Wilcher, Dr. Quinn Bailey, Charlie
Wyrick, J.B. Jeffers and Curtis Clouse. Visitation will be after 4 p.m.
July 17, 1996
Katherine R. Atwood
LIBERTY - Katherine R. Atwood, 94, formerly of Wilson Ridge Community,
died Tuesday at Charleston Health Care Center. Born May 30, 1902, in
Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Amanda Wilson. She
was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church. She was the widow
of Silas Atwood. Survivors include two sons, Shirley Atwood of Liberty
and Juel D. Atwood of Auburn, N.Y.; two daughters, Faye Woody and Edith
Atwood, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; 12 grandchildren and several
great-grandchildren. Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Bartle
Funeral Home by the Rev. Darren Gillispie. Burial will be in Tappscott
Cemetery. Visitation is after 6 p.m. Thursday.
July 17, 1996
Charles G. Hardin
LIBERTY - Graveside services for Charles G. Hardin, 83, of
Nicholasville, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Glenwood Cemetery by the Rev.
Greg Powell. He died Monday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born
Sept. 10, 1912, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Frank and Ada
Hardin. Bartle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
August 26, 1996
Dorothy P. Adams
LIBERTY - Dorothy P. Adams, 72, of Lincoln, Ill., died Saturday at
Bartmann Health Care Center. Born July 21, 1924, in Casey County, she
was a daughter of the late John and Sarah Sweeney Bryant. She was a
retired cook. Survivors include two sons, Willis and Larry Adams, both
of Lincoln, Ill.; two daughters, Shirley Pesnell of Loretta, Tenn., and
Judy Adams of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Roscoe Bryant of Quincy,
Ill; seven grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday
at Brush Creek Cemetery in Casey County by the Rev. Greg Powell. Bartle
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
August 26, 1996
Walter L. Holt
LIBERTY - Walter Lee Holt, 64, of Liberty Route 4 died Sunday at the
home of his daughter. Born March 26, 1932 in Casey County, he was a son
of the late Jesse James and Gertie Durham Holt. He was a farmer.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah C. Stokley and Angel Holt, both
of Liberty; two sons, Walter R. Holt of Brocton, N.Y., and Carl Holt of
Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sisters, Helen Rodgers of Liberty and Ruth
Miller of Lexington; and seven grandchildren. Services will be held at
10 a.m. Tuesday at Bartle Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Ryan. Burial
will be in Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.
August 30, 1996
Mary P. Johns
LIBERTY - Mary Paschal Johns, 81, of Liberty Manor Apartments, died
Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 22, 1914, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
Ambrose and Mary Wethington. She was a retired waitress, and a member of
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Clementsville. She was the widow of
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Bernard Catholic Church by the
Rev. Joseph Hall. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Frankfort, Ind.
Visitation will be held after 5 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. prayer service
at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
September 01, 1996
Sarah B. Helm
LIBERTY - Sarah Bell Helm, 79, of Russell Springs, formerly of Liberty,
died Friday in Russell Springs.
Born Dec. 13, 1915, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late
William and Effie Clements Lee. She was a homemaker. She was the widow
of Hershel Helm.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Burton and Anna Helm, both of
Russell Springs; three sons, William C. Helm of Greensburg, Leonard Helm
of Columbia and Carol Dale Helm of Liberty; two brothers, Ed Lee and
Howard Lee, both of Liberty; and three sisters, Adell Garrett of
Liberty, Lovie Wethington of Clementsville and Mabel Eads of Indiana;
six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by George
Hancock. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.
September 01, 1996
Martha P. Reid
MORELAND - Martha ``Sue'' Patton Reid, 80, of Hustonville died Friday at
Liberty Care Manor in Liberty.
Born March 17, 1916, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late
William M. and Charlotte Helms Patton. She and her late husband, Merrell
M. Reid, had operated a general store in Hustonville for 40 years. She
belonged to Antioch Christian Church in Liberty.
Survivors include a sister, Rosie M. Yoder of Shelbyville, Ind.; and a
brother, Charles Patton of Hope, Ind.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home
by the Rev. Paul W. Patton. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.
September 01, 1996
William L. Coffman
LIBERTY - Funeral services for William Luel Coffman, 75, of Liberty
Route 8, will be 2 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home by Rev. Vernon
Blakey. Burial will be in Peavey Cemetery with military rites by Casey
County Funeral Squad.
He died Thursday at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
Born, Oct. 29, 1920, in Casey County. He was a son of the late Oscar and
Edna Peavey Coffman. He was a retired farmer, U.S. Army Veteran of World
War II and a member of the pleasant Grove Separate Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Hicks Coffman; five daughters, Betty
Wilkerson of Windsor, Kathy Brown of Yosemite, Connie Brown and Carolyn
McKinney, both of Liberty, and Judy Wood of Campbellsville; two sons,
Jerry and Archie Coffman, both of Liberty; one brother, Herbert Coffman
of Liberty; one sister, Agatha Warner of Liberty; and 11 grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Gregory, Geoffrey, Jonathan and Lance Brown, Andrew
McKinney, and Irvin Miller.
Visitation is after 8 a.m. today.
September 03, 1996
James E. Brown
MORELAND - James Earl Brown, 79, of Hustonville died Sunday at Ephraim
McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born May 10, 1917, in Russell County, he was a son of George and Alice
Franklin Brown. He a retired farmer and a member of Friendship Baptist
Church in Casey County.
Survivors include a wife, Mae Griffin Brown; a son, Chester Brown of
Hustonville; three sisters, Loraine Kemmey, Irene Simpson and Edna Mae
Russell, all of Lexington; and two brothers, Estis Brown and Ezra Brown,
both of Tennessee.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by
the Rev. Delas Earles. Burial will be in Maxey's Valley Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
September 03, 1996
Alvin V. Sims Jr.
Services for Alvin Verice Sims Jr. were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at
Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. John Rasel. Burial will be in Salyers
Cemetery, Casey County.
He was stillborn Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
He was the son of Alvin and Angie Trent Sims of Yosemite Route 1.
Additional survivors include grandparents Ora Lee Richie of Lexington,
Earl and Theresa Trent of Junction City, Larry Sims and Eva June Sims,
both of Yosemite; great-grandparents, Roy and Aretha Faye Sims of Kings
Mountain, and Carlene Love of Junction City; and a stepbrother, R.J.
Coffman of Yosemite;
Pallbearers were Tracy Elliott, David Caron, Patrick Anderson and Steve