Lexington Herald-Leader from Lexington, Kentucky (2024)

Lexington March 2002 www.kentucky.com Herald-Leader Saturday, 2, Obituaries Compiled by Jennifer Hewlett Lexington Vonda Huffman Johnson, 53. died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Greater Liberty Baptist Church. Visitation 11 a.m.

Monday, church. Arrangements, Smith Smith Funeral Home. Margaret Short Monson, 83, retired V.R. Wesson supervisor, widow of Earl Franklin Monson, died Thursday. Services 11:30 a.m.

Monday, Kerr Brothers Funeral Home. Visitation 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Contributions suggested to Boones Creek Baptist Church Building Fund.

Mitchell Morris Preston, 67, died Feb. 22. Memorial service to be held later. Arrangements, Kerr Brothers Funeral Home. Dorothy L.

Vinson, 72, Sheridan Drive, former restaurant worker, widow of Clyde Vinson, died of lung cancer Thursday. Memorial service 11 a.m. March 9, Southern Heights Baptist Church. Arrangements, Betts West Funeral Home, Nicholasville. Contributions suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Southern Heights Baptist Church.

Nora Williams, 90, 1571 LaSalle Road, aunt of Valtza Mabson, died yesterday. Arrangements incomplete, Smith Smith Funeral Home. Kentucky BELFRY Billy Joe Johnson, 65, Pinsonfork, retired carpenter, died yesterday. Services 2 p.m. Sunday, R.E.

Rogers Funeral Home. Visitation 6-10 p.m. today. BELFRY Lois Robinette, 64, Ypsilanti, formerly of Varney, former social worker and nursing aide, wife of Tobie Robinette, died Feb. 23.

Services were yesterday at Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, Varney. Arrangements, R.E. Rogers Funeral Home. BELFRY Jack Donald Williamson, 71, Forest Hills, retired salesman, Korean War veteran, husband of Helen Joyce Williamson, died Tuesday. Services were yesterday at R.E.

Rogers Funeral Home. BOONEVILLE Ollie James Brandenburg, 85, Owsley County I Health Care Center, former Booneville postmaster, uncle of Bobby Amburgy of Lebanon, Ohio, died yesterday. Services 2 p.m. Sunday, Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation noon Sunday.

CAMPBELLSVILLE Dorine Durham, 72, 107 Mill Street, homemaker, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Sunday, Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home. Visitation 5 p.m. today.

CARLISLE Annabel Hamilton Burden, 80, Author Pike, retired music teacher, wife of Maxwell Burden, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, MathersGaunce Funeral Home. Visitation 5 p.m. Sunday.

CLAY CITY The Rev. Basil A. Young, 91, Bardstown, formerly of Clay City, retired Methodist minister and teacher, husband of Oma Powell Young, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Wells Clay City Chapel.

Visitation 5-9 p.m. Sunday. CORBIN Joseph Robert "Joe" Gibson 73, Northland Drive, retired insurance salesman, husband of Georgia Gibson, died yesterday. Services 2 p.m. Sun- Funeral Notices Information furnished to Herald-Leader advertising department by mortuaries.

Local OBERST Kentucky is poorer for the passing of Paul Oberst, a professor of Law at the University of Kentucky for fifty seven years. His life was devoted to his family, the University, and the cause of human liberty. Professor Oberst was born in Owensboro in 1914, graduated from Evansville College of In- day, Hart Funeral Home. Visitation 6-9 p.m. today.

CRAB ORCHARD John Hanceford Leigh 75, 60 Rigsby Road, retired farmer, World War Il veteran who received a Purple Heart, husband of Elizabeth Spoonamore Leigh, died yesterday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, McKnight Funeral Home. Visitation 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Contributions suggested to Heritage Hospice of Danville or National Kidney Foundation. CYNTHIANA Mabel Lena Price, 81, former homemaker, mother of Kenny Price, died yesterday. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth. Visitation 4-8 p.m.

Sunday. Contributions suggested to Antioch Mills Christian Church. DANVILLE Alma Lee Burger, 95, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, PrestonPruitt Funeral Home.

Visitation 5- 9 p.m. Sunday. Contributions suggested to Boyle County Meals on Wheels. DANVILLE Eugene Leigh, 71, Alum Springs, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m.

Sunday, Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today. Contributions suggested to National Kidney Foundation. DANVILLE Woodrow Wren, 80, Latimer Heights, retired farmer, husband of Bertha Wilkerson Wren, died Thursday.

Services 11 a.m. Monday, PrestonPruitt Funeral Home. Visitation 4- 9 p.m. Sunday. EDGEWOOD Nelson Lee Wallace, 72, formerly of Gallatin County, retired NorfolkSouthern Railway car inspector, husband of Thelma Glacken Wallace, died yesterday.

Services 1 p.m. Monday, Hamilton-Stanley Funeral Home, Verona. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Sunday. Contributions suggested to Alzheimer's research or Calvary Baptist Church, Latonia.

EVARTS Hannah Marie Kinney, 2 weeks, daughter of Charles and Bertha Kinney of Ages, died Thursday. Services 3 p.m. today, Evarts Funeral Home. Visitation 10 a.m. today.

FLEMINGSBURG Harold Eugene Ackley, 80, formerly of Pioneer Trace Drive, retired Fleming County Hospital maintenance worker, father of Bonnie Centers, Erlanger, died yesterday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Boone-Nickell Funeral Home. Visitation 11 a.m. Monday.

FLEMINGSBURG Goldie Elizabeth Graham, 66, School Street, retired state government employee, sister of Mary E. Huff, Atlanta, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Strawberry Methodist Church. Visitation 6 p.m.

Tuesday, I Boone-Nickell Funeral Home; 11 a.m. Wednesday, church. FRANKFORT Keith Lee Eversole, 68, 1449 Ninevah Road, retired security guard, Korean War veteran, father of Larry Eversole, died Thursday. Memorial service 1 Monday, LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Taylor Funeral Home. Visitation 11 a.m.

Monday. Contributions suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass. FRANKFORT- Joe Thomas Goins, 76, Anderson County, formerly of Franklin County, retired BellSouth employee, former Franklin County deputy sheriff, World War II veteran, husband of Sylvia Perry Goins, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Harrod Brothers Fu- diana, and went to law school at UK.

He finished his education with an LL.M from the University of Michigan, where he fell in love with Elizabeth Durfee, a fellow law student. Their courtship was interrupted by the Second World War. Paul enlisted in the Navy, served in the Pacific in the Office of Naval Intelligence, and was discharged as a Lieutenant in 1946. In that year, Paul and Elizabeth married, and Paul began his career at the University of Kentucky law school, teaching his near-contemporaries who flocked to the educational opportunities provided by the GI Bill. Professor Oberst was committed from childhood to the American ideals of equality and freedom.

He was widely known for his activities promoting civil rights for all, not always to popular acclaim. In 1948 he was a party to the Federal lawsuit against Kentucky's Day Law, which prohibited racial integration in colleges and universities, and subsequently taught law to John Hatch, the University's first African student, behalf the suit been filed. Professor Oberst was appointed to serve Longtime W. Howard HERALD-LEADER STAFF REPORT W. Howard Hardin, who was well-known in Kentucky agricultural circles, died of complications from cancer Wednesday at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

He was Mr. 83 and Hardin, lived a in County tobacco and dairy farmer, had been a director Dairymen Inc. and the KYANA Division of Dairymen Inc. He also had been a director of Kentucky Production Credit Association in Shelbyville, Central Dairy Council and Spencer County Southern States Cooperative. He was a former Mason County assistant agricultural extension agent.

He also was a Spencer County magistrate for about 20 years, beginning in 1959, and had served on the Kentucky Board of Health. Mr. Hardin was born in Shepherdsville and was a Phi Beta Authorities death of girl, HERALD-LEADER STAFF REPORT Kentucky State Police are investigating the cause of a fire that killed a 2-year-old girl Thursday morning in Bracken County. Lisa Bloomfield was pronounced dead at Meadowview Regional Hospital after fire swept though her home on Perkins Ridge Road. Her mother was able to escape the house with two other children but could not reach Lisa.

neral Home. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Sunday. GAMALIEL Buena J. Kingrey, 64, Etoile, formerly of Monroe County, homemaker, wife of Millard Kingrey, died of pneumonia yesterday.

Services 2 p.m. Sunday, Strode's Gamaliel Chapel. Visitation noon today. HARLAN Angela Young Pitts, 43, Cawood High School cook, died Thursday. Services noon Monday, Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.

Visitation 10 a.m. Monday. HAZARD Opal Bailey Fields Richardson, 78, 241 Broadway Street, homemaker, widow of W.S. Richardson, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m.

Sunday, Engle- Walker Funeral Home. Visitation 6-9 p.m. today. INEZ Doris Jean Staton, 46, Pilgrim, wife of Earnest Staton, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m.

Sunday, Inez Church of Christ. Visitation any time, church. Arrangements, Phelps Son Funeral Home. JACKSON -Jesse Haynes, 78, Versailles, formerly of Breathitt County, retired security guard, husband of Laura E. Haynes, died Thursday.

Services 11 a.m. Monday, Watts Funeral Home. Visitation 5 p.m. today. JACKSON- Raymond Jones, 83, retired canning company employee, husband of Ann Jones, died Thursday.

Services 11 a.m. today, Watts Funeral Home. Visitation 8 a.m. today. JACKSON Shawn Noble, 31, Athol, farmer, husband of Lois Noble, died yesterday.

Services 2 p.m. Monday, Watts Funeral Home. Visitation 6 p.m. today. on the first Kentucky Human Rights Commission and was a member for twenty two years, seven years as chairman.

Professor Oberst was active in the governance of the University of Kentucky and the promotion of its place as a nationally ranked institution. He served on the Athletic Board and the Faculty Senate, and was instrumental in securing legislation that places two elected faculty members on the Board of Trustees- a measure that makes UK a national Leader in progressive governance. Professor Oberst was elected to three terms as a faculty trustee. Professor Oberst interrupted his Kentucky career with visiting professorships at the Universities of Michigan and Chicago, New York University, Southern Methodist, and Duke. He spent two summers at Princeton, teaching in a program (OPAL) preparing students from around the world for law studies in America.

In his retirement, Paul Oberst continued to gather the laurels that his forward-looking spirit had earned long ago. He was recently named to the UK Law School Alumni Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Civil Rights agriculturalist Hardin dies Kappa graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he received a bachelor's degree in agriculture. He was a pharmacist mate second class in the Navy during World War II. He had been a member of Alpha Zeta national honorary agriculture fraternity and a deacon at Little Mount Baptist Church in Spencer County. Survivors include his wife, Veta Hochstrasser Hardin; a son, Howard Anthony Hardin of Taylorsville; a daughter, Bernadette Gaar Hardin of Taylorsville; a sister; and a grandson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Little Mount Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in Taylorsville; and after 1 p.m.

Monday at the church. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. investigating 2, in fire Firefighters were called to the home at 9:20 a.m. Bracken County emergency medical technicians took Lisa to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Lisa was the daughter of Eugene and Mendy Bloomfield.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Peoples Funeral Home in Grants Lick. Visitation is at noon Monday. JAMESTOWN Steven Bell, 50, U.S. 127 South, auto mechanic, husband of Lynda Bell, died of cancer Thursday.

Services 1 p.m. Sunday, H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel. Visitation 4:30 p.m. today.

MARTIN Verlie Frasure, 89, Galveston, former homemaker, widow of Troy Frasure, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, her home. Visitation 2 p.m. today, Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home; 3 p.m.

Sunday, her home. MARTIN Walter C. Gunnell, 81, 2960 Old Hite Road, retired Columbia Gas employee, World War II veteran, of Audrey Stumbo Gunnell, died yesterday. Services 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Hall Funeral Home.

Visitation 1 10 a.m. today. MOREHEAD Lloyd Brown, 83, 117 Swift Street, died Thursday. Services 4 p.m. Sunday, Northcutt Son Home for Funerals.

Visitation 5 p.m. today. MOREHEAD Mycleta Kiser Saylor, 75, Winchester, formerly of Morehead, homemaker, widow of Larkin Saylor, died yesterday. Services 3 p.m. Monday, Northcutt Son Home for Funerals.

Visitation 5 p.m. Sunday. MOREHEAD Harvey S. Tackett, 83, Cranston Road, retired First Federal Savings Loan executive manager, World War II veteran, husband of Vertner Wallen Tackett, died yesterday. Services 1 p.m.

Monday, Northcutt Son Home for Funerals. Visitation 5 p.m. Sunday. MOUNT STERLING Phyllis Jean Holder, 57, Maysville, formerly of Mount Sterling, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m.

Mon- Hall of Fame, and he's received many other honors from his city, his state, and his profession. Professor Paul Oberst died peacefully in Lexington on February 27, with his wife and two of his sons at side. Professor Oberst is survived by his wife Elizabeth; his five children and their families; and countless former students. The children all believe they learned something from the Professor, the students will have to speak for themselves. The family suggests that contributions would be welcomed by the Paul Oberst Scholarship fund at the UK Law School.

Visitation will be at W.R. Milward MortuaryBraodway, Lexington on Sunday 2-5 p.m.. A requiem Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, at the UK Newman Center. A celebration of Paul's life will be conducted at a time and place yet to be determined.

ALLENDER John Spalding Allender. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Paul Catholic Church conducted by the Rev. Dan Noll.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway in day, Herald Stewart Home for Funerals. Visitation noon Monday. MOUNT STERLING Grace Smith James, 88, Willow Street, who had been a homemaker, widow of Lum James, died yesterday.

Services 2 p.m. Sunday, Herald Stewart Home for Funerals. Visitation 5-9 p.m. today. NICHOLASVILLE Sammy Baker, 58, Park Drive, retired service station owner, died Wednesday, apparently of a heart attack.

No services scheduled. Arrangements, Betts West Funeral Home. OWENTON William Pascal Prather 69, Squiresville Road, former Army colonel who served in the Korean War, retired licensed practical nurse and physical therapist assistant, died Wednesday. Services 3 p.m. Sunday, McDonald Funeral Home Seminary Street.

Visitation 1 p.m. Sunday. PIKEVILLE Lear Burke Cantrell, 81, Myra, who had been a homemaker, wife of Claude Cantrell, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. Sunday, Pilgrim Rest Old Regular Baptist Church.

Arrangements, Lucas Hall Funeral Home. PIKEVILLE Edith Jeanetta Edmonds, 69, Harold, who had been a hospital worker, mother of Yellonda Edmonds, Prestonsburg, died yesterday. Services 1 p.m. Sunday, Thacker Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation noon today.

PIKEVILLE Irene Bartley Newcomb, 85, Lookout, who had been a homemaker, widow of Jay Newcomb, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. Sunday, Lucas Hall Funeral Home. RICHMOND Demie Lee Brown, 74, Baker Court, former ABC Day Care Center employee, died yesterday. Services 11 a.m.

Monday, Lakes Funeral Home, Berea. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Sunday. RICHMOND Melissa Ann Hensley, 35, Irvine Road, homemaker, wife of Freddy Hensley, died of cancer Thursday. Services 1 p.m.

Monday, Croley Funeral Home, Williamsburg. Visitation 5 p.m. Sunday. RICHMOND- Elizabeth Wells Luth, 85, Milford, Ohio, formerly of Richmond, former homemaker, widow of Carl J. Luth, died Thursday.

Services 1 p.m. Monday, Turpin Funeral Home. Visitation 10 a.m. Monday. RUSSELL SPRINGS Brandon Blankenship, 44, B.A.

Coffey Road, boat dock worker, husband of Donna Blankenship, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Sunday, Bernard Funeral Home. Visitation 5 p.m. today.

SALYERSVILLE Shirley McKenzie Cole, 61, Short Fork Road, homemaker, wife of James "Boot" Cole, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. Sunday, Magoffin County Funeral Home. Visitation 8 a.m. today.

STAMPING GROUND Danny L. Wilson, 44, son of Wallace and Anna Lois True Wilson, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Tucker, Yocum Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown. Visitation 2-8 p.m.

Sunday. VIPER James Caudill, 70, Vicco, father of James "Pat" Caudill of Vicco, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. Sunday, Brashear Funeral Home. Visitation 6-9 p.m.

today. WARSAW Nathan R. "Pete" Housholder, 63, 209 West Main Street, retired Community Action representative, brother of Judy Carpenter, died of cancer yesterday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Carlton-Lowder Funeral Home.

Visitation 5-8 p.m. Sunday. WHITESBURG Pascal charge of arrangements. STEPHENSON Willie Mae "Montie" Montague Stephenson. Services will be held at W.R.

Milward Mortuary-Broadway at 10 a.m. on today. The Rev. Guy Waldrop assisted by Rev. Michael Armstrong will officiate.

Burial will be in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Willie Mae Stephenson Scholarship Fund sent to Transylvania University Development Office or Hospice of the Bluegrass. WILSON Danny L. Wilson, 44, Stamping Ground, KY, died Thursday, February 28, 2002 at his home. He was born in Lexington, KY on March 6, 1957 and was the son of Wallace and Anna Lois True Wilson.

He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, Lexington and attended the Stamping Ground Baptist Church. Ina addition to his parents, he is survived by a step grandmother, Ella True, Georgetown, KY; a brother, William M. Wilson, Georgetown, KY; sisters, Brenda (Steve) Du Fields, 93, 36 Bentley Avenue, retired owner and operator of Fields Service Station, former Letcher County constable, World War II veteran, died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Sunday, Letcher Funeral Home.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. today. WHITLEY CITY Nora Walker Hill, 86, Pine Knot, former homemaker, widow of Luster Hill, died yesterday. Services 1 p.m. Sunday, McCreary County Funeral Home.

Visitation 6 p.m. today. WILLIAMSBURG- Michael Lawson, 35, Foley Bend Road, lumberyard worker, son of the Rev. Elbert "Sack" Lawson. and Nancy Oaks Lawson, died Thursday.

Authorities were investigating. Services 11 a.m. today, Croley Funeral Home. Visitation 9 a.m. today.

WILLIAMSBURG Jack McCullah, 60, retired mechanic, son of Nellie McCullah, died of cancer yesterday. Services 2 p.m. Sunday, Croley Funeral Home. Visitation 5 p.m. today.

WINCHESTER The Rev. Ernim D. Moseley 70, 145 Linden Avenue, who had been a carpenter, retired minister, Korean War veteran, husband of Elizabeth Campbell Moseley, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Scobee Funeral Home.

Visitation 10 a.m. Monday. Ky. could lose bid for uranium facility By Malia Rulon ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Two former nuclear processing plants in Ohio and Kentucky are being pitted against each other as the U.S. Department of Energy decides where to build a facility to process spent uranium.

Instead of choosing a contractor this week to build two facilities at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio, and the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah the department asked bidders how much it will cost to build one plant at each site. In a letter sent to the bidders late Thursday, Don R. Sloan, chairman of the Energy Department's Source Evaluation Board, said the department would use this information "in making a decision on the number and location of plants." That has riled lawmakers from both states who have repeatedly reminded the Energy Department that a 1998 law specifies the construction of two plants, not one. The law specifies that the two facilities begin by Jan. 31, 2004.

The law does not prevent the Energy Department from taking new bids that could lead to only one plant being built, said Joe Davis, a department spokesman in Washington. The conversion facilities are expected to bring several hundred long-term jobs along with as many as 800 construction jobs to each site. During the Cold War, the plants produced weapons-grade enriched uranium for defense projects. The new facilities would convert this stockpile of depleted uranium, a dangerous and toxic byproduct, to a more stable form for storage, use or disposal. Vall, Lexington, KY and Susan K.

Wilson; Nephew, Michael (Kim) DuVall; nieces, Julie (Corey) Jones and Amanda Hopkins; great nephews, Stephen DuVall and Joshua DuVall; several aunts and uncles. Services will be held 1 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2002 at the Tucker, Yocum Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Bruce officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael DuVall, Larry Goode, Tony Hearld, R.

Corey Jones, Leonard Miller, James P. True and Larry M. True. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2-8 p.m. State GAYHART Mrs.

Anna Laura (Rowland) Gayhart. Funeral services will be held today, March 2, 2002, 1 p.m. at the Hager Cundiff Funeral Home by Rev. Katherine Redmond. Burial will follow in the Wilmore Cemetery.

The family suggest memorials to the Wilmore Presbyterian Church or the American Heart Assoc..

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