Casey  County Obituaries

 

Casey County Obituaries

Contributed By: Rochelle Riordan


Vernon E. Russell
MORELAND Vernon Eddie Russell, 66, of Moreland died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. 
Born May 22, 1929, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Eddie Logan Russell and Sarah Katherine Smith Russell. He was a superintendent of the R.R. Dawson Bridge Co., an Army veteran and a member of Slate Hill United Methodist Church.
Survivors include seven children, Vernon Wayne Russell of Moreland, Joyce Middleton of Danville, Beverly Dunn of Moreland, Peggy Baierlein of Lancaster, Mike Russell of Junction City, Pam McCowan of Moreland and Mark Russell of Hustonville; three brothers, Edward and Carl Russell of Hustonville and Johnny Russell of Junction City; two sisters, Nancy Rose Bakin of Indianapolis and Elizabeth Hewlitt of Burlington; and 15 grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Revs. Mike Payton and W.D. Hewlitt. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery, Casey County.
Pallbearers are Arnold Wilcher, Dee Atwood, Eugene Hafley, Bobby Hair, Billy Mills and Jimmy Mills. Honorary pallbearers are Frank Wilcher, Jackie Gambrel, Charlie Hill, Gene Jefferies, Jack Raines and Jack Hendrickson. 
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.
[Published May 13, 1996]

Anna W. Hall
LIBERTY Anna W. Hall, 89, of Jeffersonville, formerly of Liberty, died Tuesday in Stanton.
Born Sept. 29, 1906, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late George and Bessie Kennett Harman. She was a homemaker and a member of Dunnville Christian Church. She was the widow of Harry Hall.
Survivors include a sister, Maxine Halsey of Jeffersonville. 
Graveside services were 11 a.m. today at Antioch Cemetery.
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 16, 1996]

Pina Cox
LIBERTY - Pina Cox, 78, of Liberty Route 2 died Saturday at Liberty Care Center. Born May 30, 1917, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Rosie Downs Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of Carr's Chapel First Church of God. She was predeceased by her husband, Joel Haydon Cox; a son, Billy Ray Cox; four stepdaughters, Lemmie Peyton, Georgie Garcia, Pina Pemberton and Shirley Jean Cox; and three stepsons, Hardin, Edward and Elijah Cox. Survivors include eight sons, Shirley Johnson of Mooresville, Ind., Garnett Cox of Hustonville; Lonnie Cox of North Hampton, Mass.; and Ronald, George, Fairly, Lemuel and Benny Joe Cox, all of Liberty; three daughters, Rose Gillock and Betty McQueary, both of Liberty, and Gail Reid of Hustonville; four stepdaughters, Mossie Wilson of Danville, Icie Atwood of Liberty, Geneva King of Franklin, Ind., and Roxie Cochran of Campbellsville; a sister, Naomi Crawley of Stanford; 26 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 29 step grandchildren; and several step great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bartle Funeral Home by Mike Dunn. Burial will be in Caney Fork Cemetery. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
[Published May 19, 1996]

Lillie Sowers
STANFORD - Lillie Sowers, 91, of Harmon Heights died Saturday at Fort Logan Hospital. Born July 4, 1904, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Sallie Frederick Spears. She was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, Jesse Sowers; two sons, Lloyd and Freeman Sowers; and a daughter, Ella Mae Girdler. She was a member of Middleburg Christian Church. Survivors include two sons, Robert Sowers of Palm Bay, Fla., and Jimmy Sowers of Stanford; three daughters, Frances Estes of Stanford, Juanita Gibson of Cincinnati and Eldean Brent of West Harrison, Ind.; a sister, Helen Haag of Madisonville, Ohio; 26 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation.
[Published May 19, 1996]

 

Stephen Gillock
LIBERTY - Stephen Harold Gillock, 25, of Liberty died Saturday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, after a long illness. Born Sept. 6, 1970, in Casey County, he was a son of Maye Harris of Liberty and the late Harold Gillock. Additional survivors include his sister, Peggy Hines of Liberty. Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in Oak Grove-Contown Cemetery. Pallbearers are Tim Hines, Jackie Keith, Dale, Cleo and Dayton Harris and Ross Stahl. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today.
[Published May 20, 1996]

 

Eunice Christian
LIBERTY - Eunice Christian, 85, Liberty Route 2, died Saturday morning at her home after a long illness. Born April 28, 1911, in Tazewell, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Isaac J. Lynch and Gennettie Keck Lynch. She was a retired nurse who practiced for 45 years and one of the first registered nurses at Casey County Hospital. Mrs. Christian, who was profiled May 5 in an Advocate story, was dubbed the Mother Teresa of Casey County by a former colleague. She was the widow of Mitchell Christian and had five children: Jeanette Terry, Dunnville; Pearl Christian, Nicholasville; Lowell and Gary Christian, both of Liberty; and Linda Rousey, Hustonville. Additional survivors include two brothers, Quentin Lynch and Blue Lynch, both of Liberty; one sister, Coba Meyers, Cincinnati; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Jimmy Knifley. Burial will be in Cold Springs Cemetery. Visitation is after 3 p.m. today. [Published May 26, 1996]

 

Donald C. Woods
LANCASTER - Donald Carl Woods, 59, Rogers Road, died Monday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born June 22, 1936, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Monday Night and Mary Emily Johnson Woods. He was a self-employed excavator. Survivors include his wife, Nan E. Lane Woods; three sons, Timmy Woods, Donnie Woods and Mark Perkins, all of Lancaster; two daughters, Terri Weber of Danville and Judy Culver of Jessamine County; five sisters, Florence Broaddus of Lancaster, Ann Jones of Harrodsburg, Edith Henson of Lexington, Joyce Yaes of Garrard County and Elaine Stinnett of Lancaster; three brothers, Dallas Woods and Joe Woods, both of Garrard County, and Jim Woods, Ococee, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ramsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today. [Published May 28, 1996]

Marie B. Holt
Marie Ruth Bunch Holt, 80, of Heyworth, Ill., died Tuesday in Bloomington, Ill. Born July 25, 1915, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Annadell Southerland Wilcher. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Paul Holt; two daughters, Mary Frances Locker of Nicholasville and Doris Tarter of Arlington, Texas; three sisters, Clara Johnson of Danville, Bessie Rousey of Danville and Mamie Smith of Tampa, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Donald Bunch. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Anthony Suitor. Burial will be in Park Hills Cemetery. Visitation is after 10 a.m. Thursday. Information for this obituary came from Stith Funeral Home. . [Published May 29, 1996]

Raymond L. Coffman
MORELAND - The funeral for Raymond L. Coffman, 61, of Junction City will be 2 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Revs. Wendell Douglas and Tom Edwards. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery. He died Monday at his home. Born Oct. 31, 1934, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Huey and Dora Pemberton Coffman. He was an employee of Jackson of Danville, where he worked for 32 years, and a member of Junction City Church of God. Survivors include two sons, Louis Coffman of Stanford and James Coffman of Perryville; two sisters, Flora Hardin of Junction City and Margie Miller of Danville; two brothers, Lonnie Coffman of Junction City and Dallas Coffman of Danville; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers are Frankie Emerson, Roy D. Miller, Dale Whited, Delbert Maddox, Wayne Hale and Otis Rigney. Visitation is after 4 p.m. today. [Published May 29, 1996]

Lucille C. Staton
Services for Lucille Coyle Staton, 77, of Harrodsburg Health Care Manor, formerly of Danville, will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Rev. Morris Hafley. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Washington County. She died Monday at Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg. Born March 5, 1919, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Carl A. and Minerva Taylor Coyle. She was a retired waitress from Grider's Pharmacy and Burger Queen in Danville and ABC Restaurant in Perryville. She was a member of Danville Church of Christ and the widow of Frank Young Staton. Survivors include a son, Irvine Lee Butler of Elizabethtown; three daughters, Betty Ann Pyla of Jacksonville, Fla., Donna Marie Knoph of Baton Rouge, La., and Nancy King of Danville; two sisters, Marie Hafley of Peoria, Ill., and Mary Griffieth of Junction City; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Douglas Butler, Robert Butler, Brian Butler, John E. Pyla, Roy Griffieth, John W. Pyla and Carl Knoph. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today. Memorials may go to the Alzheimer Association, 801 S. Limestone, Suite E, Lexington, Ky. 40505. [Published June 5, 1996]

William R. Monday
LIBERTY - William Ralph Monday, 61, of Cincinnati, formerly of Liberty, died Thursday in Cincinnati. Born June 28, 1934, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Willie and Alice Derringer Monday. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Barge of Cincinnati; a stepson, John Rucker of Cincinnati; and two brothers, Earl Monday of Cincinnati and Paul Monday of Liberty. Services will be 6 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m. Saturday until time of service. . [Published June 7, 1996]

Clovis D. Elliott
LIBERTY - Clovis D. Elliott, 69, of Argyle died Sunday at his home from an apparent heart attack, according to Casey County coroner J.C. Atwood. Born March 27, 1927, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Tommy and Lydia Wesley Elliott. He was a farmer, a Marine veteran and belonged to Mintonville Masonic Lodge. He was the widower of Artie Emerson Elliott. Survivors include three sons, Ronnie Paul Elliott and Dennis Elliott, both of Liberty, and Tommy Elliott of Tateville; two daughters, Connie Sue Cravens of Bethelridge and Priscilla Faye Hatter of Yosemite; one brother, Gib Elliott of Mount Zion; four sisters, Cloma Murphy and Fern Murphy, both of Liberty, Irene Spears of Cincinnati and Pauline Estes of Yosemite; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Morris Bryant. Burial will be in Valley Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today. [Published June 10, 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. [Published June 14, 1996]

Hester M.C. 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. [Published June 16, 1996]

Carl Frederick
MIDDLEBURG - Carl Frederick, 84, of Grove Ridge Road, Kings Mountain, died Saturday, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. Born Aug. 29, 1911, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Melvin and Ellen Bolin Frederick. He was a retired self-employed painter and a member of Corinth Church of God. Survivors include a brother, Albert Frederick of Kings Mountain; three sisters, Myrtle Dorn of Cincinnati, Ruth Moran of Liberty, and Jewell Sims of Parksville. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Steve Willingham. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today. . [Published June 24, 1996]

Michael Lee White
LIBERTY - Michael Lee White, 42, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Liberty, died there June 14 from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Born Dec. 3, 1953, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Oliver and Pauline Statom White. He was a truck driver and a member of True Heart Christian Church. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include one daughter, Samantha Agent, of Brook, Ind.; one son, Bradley White of Fair Oaks, Ind.; three sisters, Joyce Long of Liberty and Loria Harris and Frances Taylor, both of Ogden, Utah. Services were held 11 a.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Raymond Lee. Burial was in Salem Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Brown, Roger Grant, Roger Helm, Chris Taylor, J.C. Long and Don Kelly. [Published June 30, 1996]

Ray E. Buis
LIBERTY - Ray Edward Buis, 52, of Liberty Route 5, died Monday at Casey County Hospital, apparently of a heart attack. Born Feb. 12, 1944, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Garland and Lizzie Peavley Buis. He was a mechanic for the Casey County Board of Education for 23 years. Survivors include his wife, Betty Dehart Buis; two sons, Marty Buis of Liberty and Ricky Buis of Fort Hood, Texas; two brothers, Paul Buis of Stanford and Bill Buis of Elkton; a sister, Regina Luttrell of Dunnville; and five grandchildren; Services will be 3 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in Poplar Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Willie Baxter, Dane Twillinger, Willard Pruitt, Vernon Rogers, Roger Durham and Gary McDonald. [Published July 5, 1996]

Sylvester Thompson
LIBERTY - Sylvester Thompson, 96, of Liberty Route 5 died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. Born Oct. 20, 1899, in Casey County he was the son of the late Jonas and Mary Lawson Thompson. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. He was the widower of Velma Tarter Thompson. Survivors include three sons, Alfred, Charles and Glen Thompson, all of Liberty; two daughters, Rozealla Crew of Liberty and Montie Burchell of Hartwell, Ohio; one brother, Ralph Thompson of Liberty; two sisters, Martha Tarter of Elizabethtown and Beulah Bussell of Lexington; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Gerald Burton. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation is after 8 a.m. today. . [Published July 7, 1996]

Lowell Atwood
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. [Published July 10, 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. [Published July 11, 1996]

Crawford Wethington
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. . [Published July 11, 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 service. . [Published 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. Tuesday. [Published July 15, 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. [Published 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. [Published July 17, 1996]

Lena Crowe
BLOOMINGTON, Ill., - Lena Pendergrath Crowe, 91, of Bloomington, died there Thursday.
Born Oct. 10, 1905, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Doc and Nina Hair Pendergrath. She was the widow of Virgil Crowe. She was retired from Brookall Hospital, Bloomington. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Normal, Ill. Survivors include five sons, James and Charles Crowe, both of Bloomington, Cecil and Ronnie Crowe, both of Normal, Ill., and Ryan Crowe of Minnesota; four daughters, Margie Brown of Lexington, Faye Lane Price of Stanford, Thelma Evans of Normal, and Virginia Johnson of Tucson, Ariz.; 49 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Vernon Crowe, and two daughters, Vera Wilson and Louise Crowe. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Beck Memorial Home, East Grove Street, Bloomington, Ill. [Published July 19, 1996]

Rose Noel
LIBERTY - Rose "Buck" Noel, 66, of Lexington, formerly of Liberty, died Sunday at Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg. Born March 24, 1930, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Kelly and Gertrude Hendren Richardson. She was a homemaker and member of Willow Springs Methodist Church. Survivors include a stepmother, Rena Richardson, of Liberty; four sons, Norman Noel Jr., of Somerset, Glenn Allen Noel of Campbellsville, Bobby Gene Noel of Nicholasville, and Anthony West Noel of Danville; three daughters, Joyce Mae Smith and Nancy Ellen Gill, both of Harrodsburg, and Joyce Ellen Lawson of Nicholasville; three sisters, Elsie Brewster of Mt. Salem and Deva Yates and Diane Parker, both of Liberty; two brothers, Tearl Richardson and Willie Richarsdon, both of Liberty; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Willow Springs Methodist CHurch by the Rev. Bearl King. Burial will be in Willow Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. . [Published July 22, 1996]

Lillie M. Brown
LIBERTY - Lillie Marie Brown, 68, of Liberty, died Sunday at Fort Logan Hospital, Stanford. Born Nov. 9, 1927, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late John and Marie Leigh Stafford. She was a homemaker and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church. She was the widow of Floyd Brown. Survivors include five sons, Floyd W. Brown Jr., of Lily, Willie Walter Brown of Elkhorn, Ralph Eugene Brown of Franklin, Ind., and Garnett Lee Brown and Jeffrey Lewis Brown, both of Liberty; a brother, Dallas Stafford of Liberty; a sister, Retha Burchell of Lexington; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Revs. Arthur Selch and Bobby Smith. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today. [Published July 30, 1996]

Bob Spears
LIBERTY - Services for Bob Spears, 57, of Route 1, Bethelridge, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Bud Cain. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. He died Monday at home. Born Sept. 6, 1938, in Casey County, he was a son of Nina Helen Dalton Spears of Bethelridge and the late Roy Lee Spears. He was a truck driver for R.A.L. S. Concrete and was a former employee of Casey County Ready Mix. Additional survivors include his wife, Judy McKee Spears; a daughter, Kacheta Lynn Gillespie of Fort Sill, Okla.; three brothers, Harold Spears of Liberty, Darrel Spears of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Danny Spears of Bethelridge; five sisters, Faustine Vest of Liberty, Darlene Stallard of Berea, Ohio, Judy Ramola of Bedford, Texas, Linda McGee of London and Jearline Adams of Walltown; and three grandchildren. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today. [Published August 7, 1996]

Raymond Noel
LIBERTY - Raymond Noel, 68, of Liberty Route 8, died Wednesday from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Born April 20, 1928 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Ruel and Genevieve Hendrickson Noel. He was a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Christine Marple Noel; a son, Gary Noel of Danville; four daughters, Shirley Baldock and Vanessa Tackett, both of Liberty, Betty Wright of Campbellsville and Rita Bryant of Columbia; a brother, Wilber Noel of Campbellsville; three sisters, Viola Tungate of Campbellsville, Gwendola Glover of Louisville and Margaret Noel of Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Revs. Steven Martin and Jimmy Knifley. Burial will be in Gum Lick Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Beachy, Kevin Noel, Chris Baldock, Bill Noel, Gerald Myers and Bill Bowman. Honorary pallbearers will be David Marple, Melvin Beachy, Tom and Oliver Tungate, Paul Bowmer, Greg Noel and Harris Marple. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today. . [Published August 9, 1996]

Willie Cochran
LIBERTY - Willie "Newton" Cochran, 79, of Liberty, died Saturday at Westlake Cumberland Hospital. Born May 29, 1917, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Ed and Kate Crawley Cochran. He was a retired farmer, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the House of Prayer Church. Survivors include his wife, Bertha Peyton Cochran; four sons, Marshall Eugene Cochran of Mooresville, Ind., Carl W. Cochran and Ashuel Cochran, both of Liberty, and Lonnie B. Cochran of Camby, Ind.; one daughter, Nora Adams-Griffin of Martinsville, Ind.; one brother, Wate Cochran of Mooresville, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Bartle Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Peyton Cemetery with military rites by the Casey County Funeral Squad. Pallbearers will be Ricky, Jeff, Steve, Michael, Eddie and Mark Cochran. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Sunday. . [Published August 11, 1996]

Della M. Richardson
MIDDLEBURG - Services for Della May Richardson, 84, of Middleburg, will be 1 p.m. today at the Willow Springs United Methodist Church by Revs. Jim Wesley and Edward Parton. Burial will be in Willow Springs Cemetery. She died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born March 4, 1912 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Johnny Richard and Patsy Sweet Anderson. She was a housewife and a member of the Willow Springs United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Pierce Richardson. She was also preceded in death by four daughters and two sons: Geraldine Young, Sharon Hamlin, Juanita and Geretha Richardson, and Grant and Ronald Richardson. Survivors include five sons, James A Richardson of Middleburg, Jackie G. Richardson of Villa Hills, John P. Richardson of Loveland, Ohio, Butch Richardson of Cincinnati and Dewey Richardson of Florida; two sisters, Alta Maupin and Jewell Parton, both of Liberty; one brother, Carlos Richardson of Ohio; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-granchildren. Visitation is after 8 a.m. at Bartle Funeral Home. [Published August 11, 1996]

Johnnie Hampton
LIBERTY - Johnnie Hampton, 86, of Liberty Route 2, died Monday at the home of his daughter. Born July 10, 1910, in Casey County, he was a son of the late William and Armilda Whited Hampton. He was a farmer and the widower of Ethel King Hampton. Survivors include three daughters, Maynell Haggard and Patricia Martin, both of Liberty, and Betty Jean Hudson of Dunnville; two sons, William Robert Hampton and James Ralph Hampton, both of Liberty; two brothers, Amos Hampton of Hustonville and Jim Hampton of Danville; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Marshall Barlow. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today. . [Published August 13, 1996]

Doris F. Brown
LIBERTY - Doris Frances Brown, 68, Fair Street, died Tuesday at Casey County Hospital. Born March 18, 1928, in Chilton, she was a daughter of the late George Preston and Lenora Atwood Cochran. She was a former school teacher, former assistant superintendent of the Casey County School system and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, E.C. Brown; two sons, George M. Brown, Liberty, and Bruce B. Brown, Somerset; a brother, Floyd Cochran, Bradfordsville; four sisters, Chelcie Reed, Estelle Cannon and Nancy Gorley, all of Liberty, and Helen Jeffries, Erlanger; and four grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Browning and Jimmy Brown. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steven and Bradley Brown, Edward and Paul Reed, Fred Jeffries and Humphrey Elliott. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home. [Published August 14, 1996]

Dave H. Vaught
MORELAND - Services for Dave H. Vaught, 66, Harrodsburg, formerly of Hustonville, will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Story. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery. He died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 7, 1931, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Riley Logan and Emma Wayne Vaught. He was a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Leona Qualls Vaught; a daughter, Terri Norris, Harrodsburg; a brother, Floyd Vaught, Hustonville; three sisters, Della Hale of Hustonville, Lucille Goode of Stanford and Mattie Wheeler of Indiana; four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Visitation is after 4 p.m. today. [Published August 14, 1996]

Lucy B. McDonald
LIBERTY - Lucy Belle McDonald, 95, Liberty Route 6, died Wednesday in Columbia. Born Nov. 30, 1900, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Mintie Smith Watson. She was a former merchant and assistant postmaster. She was a member of Athens Church of Christ and the widow of George McDonald. Survivors include two sons, Cola McDonald, Cincinnati, and Roy McDonald, Liberty; a daughter, Lela Evelyn Martin, Liberty; two sisters, Elvena Hodge of Bethelridge and Mazie Warren of Indiana; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Hershel McDonald. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Revs. Thad Eubank and J.D. McDonald. Burial will be in Poplar Hill. Pallbearers are Jerry, Jamie, Timothy, Gerald and Paul McDonald and Steve Martin. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today. . [Published August 16, 1996]

Edris C. Allen
LIBERTY - Edris Cyle Allen, 63, Edmond, Okla., formerly of Casey County, died Monday in Oklahoma. Born Jan. 26, 1933, in Casey County, he was a son of Hester Marple Allen of Liberty and the late Eubert Allen. He was a carpenter and concrete worker. Survivors include his wife, Vera Stole Allen; three sons, Stephen Allen and Donald Allen, both of Liberty, and Timothy Allen of Oklahoma City, Okla.; five daughters, Kathy Allen of Highland Heights, Karen Sanders of Cincinnati, Sharon Foley of Lovely, Paula Jrmany of Crestview, and Cheryl Payne of Liberty; two stepdaughters, Karen Cury of Oklahoma City and Marla Coffelt of Dallas; two sisters, Datha Eubanks of Cincinnati and Nelda Harlow of Liberty; and 15 grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Revs. Jimmy Knifley and Stephen Martin. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday. [Published August 21, 1996]

Leslie Thomas
LIBERTY - Services for Leslie Thomas, 81, Thomas Ridge Community, Dunnville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Revs. Shirley Denson, Leland McQuerry and Wesley Roy. Burial will be Thomas Ridge Cemetery. He died Thursday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington. Born Feb. 9, 1915, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Pierce and Lottie Daniel Thomas. He was a farmer and a member of Cowden Chapel Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Nadene Roy Thomas; two sons, David and Alton Dale Thomas, both of Dunnville; four daughters, Brenda Meece and Gail Arms, both of Dunnville, Darlene South of Russell Springs and Alta Grider of Liberty; three sisters, Edell Wright of Indiana, Claudia Carman of Ohio, Flossie Cross of Junction City, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Leon and Donald Thomas, and a daughter, Wilda Thomas. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today. [Published August 22, 1996]

Hollis Vanoy
LIBERTY - Services for Hollis Vanoy, 86, Liberty Route 1, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Lynn. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery. He died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 2, 1909, in Casey County, he was a son of the late George Bill and Rosie King Vanoy. He was a retired farmer and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church. He was the widower of Lula Wilcher Vanoy. Survivors include a daughter, Maxine Vanoy, Cincinnati; five sons, Coyd Vanoy of Cincinnati, Hershel Vanoy of Lubbock, Texas, Howard Vanoy of Liberty, and Garland and Rollin Vanoy, both of Indianapolis; a brother, Ancil Vanoy, Liberty; three sisters, Lois Brown of Liberty, Chelsie Followell of Danville, and Lillian Craft of Manchester; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation is after 6 p.m. Friday. . [Published August 22, 1996]

Theodore R. Sears
MORELAND - Theodore R. Sears, 85, of Junction City died Thursday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington. Born June 15, 1911, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Frank and Emma Johnson Sears. He was a farmer and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Shepperson Rosel Sears; a daughter, Norma Campbell of Moreland; two stepdaughters, Carleen Love of Junction City and Linda Wilson of Hopkinsville; a stepson, Tommy Rosel of Upton; a brother, Melvin Sears of Junction City; a sister, Mae Kaufman of Junction City; two grandchildren, 12 step grandchildren, 12 step great-grandchildren and a step great-great-grandchild. Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Dale Denton. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery. Visitation is after 4 p.m. Saturday. [Published August 23, 1996]

Burnis Cochran
PEKIN, Ill. - Burnis D. Cochran, 53, of Koch Street, died July 30 at Pekin Hospital. Born June 25, 1943, in Liberty, he was a son of the late George T. and Ova Mae Allen Cochran. He was a Navy Reserves veteran and a member of Roy L. King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1232. He was a retired employee of Caterpillar Inc., where he worked for 31 years. He was a member of Pekin Eagles Aerie 1869 and Bethel Temple in East Peoria. Survivors include his wife, Doris Palmer Cochran; a son, Patrick C. Turner of Louisville; three stepsons, Keith Clark of Pekin, Russell Blake and Jeffrey Blake, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three daughters, Rhonda Winn, Tracie Herbig and Melissa Dringenberg, all of Pekin; a stepdaughter, Kathy Vetter of Pekin; a brother, Eugene Cochran of Kentucky; three sisters, Coreen Galloway of Junction City, Faye Crow and Betty Beals, both of Liberty; five grandchildren and five step grandchildren. Services were held Aug. 2 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert W. Rigler. Burial was in Old Sand Prairie Cemetery in rural Green Valley. [Published August 9, 1996]

Pierce Lawson
MIDDLEBURG - Services for Pierce Lawson, 88, of Route 1 Yosemite, will be 1 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Greg Powell. Burial will be in the Middleburg Cemetery. He died Thursday at his residence Born Sept. 24, 1907, in Liberty, he was a son of the late Riley and Nancy Jane Douglas Lawson. He was a retired farmer. He was the widower of Sarah Grace Lawson. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Gay Lawson. Survivors include a sister, Nora Brown of Memphis, Ind. Visitation will be after 8 a.m. today. [Published June 30, 1996]