Obituaries for August 13

August 13, 2003

John R. Lynch

John R. Lynch, 78, of Old Lexington Road, died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Dorothy Lynch. Arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home.

Charles K. Phillips

HARRODSBURG - Charles Kevin Phillips, 31, of Lexington died Sunday at his home.

Born June 8, 1972, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Charles H. and Trudy Reed Cavins. He was a heating and air conditioning technician and a member of a Baptist church.

Other survivors include a son, Charles Cameron Blaine Phillips of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Michelle Ferguson of Lexington; two brothers, Chris Phillips and John Cavins Jr., both of Lexington; and grandmothers, Genavie Reed and Alma Wilham, both of Harrodsburg.


Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Jerri Williams. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


James Allen

LANCASTER - Services for Ralph James " Whitey" Allen, 59, of Paint Lick will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Harvey Spry. Burial will be in Day Cemetery.

He died Monday at his home.

Born Aug. 20, 1943, in Magoffin County, he was the son of Ressie Joseph Allen of Paint Lick and the late Roscoe Allen. He was a retired farmer and construction worker.

Other survivors include three sons, James R. Allen of Paint Lick, Jimmy Wagers of Ohio and Johnny Ollinger of Lexington; two sisters, Juanita Blair of Stanford and Freda Shilot of Kenova, W.Va.; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kenny and David Allen, Wayne and Allen Day, Jim Hamill, Joey Blair and Steven Stiles.

Honorary pallbearers are Harold and Emery Day.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.

Nellie W. Goode

LIBERTY - Services for Nellie W. Goode, 73, of Perryville Road, Danville, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. James Kelly. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery.

She died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 1, 1930, in Casey County, she was a homemaker and the widow of William C. Goode.

Survivors include a son, William Foxx Goode of Junction City; four sisters, Pauline Richardson of Morrow, Ohio, Jane Lee of Columbus, Ohio, Mabel Allen of Liberty, and Ida Lee Woods of Junction City; three brothers, Homer Whited of Franklin, Ind., Harold Whited of Columbus, Ind., and Jerry Whited of Elizabethtown; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by twin sons, and a daughter, Mary Jane Goode.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Thursday.

Oscar Shearer

Services for Oscar Shearer, 86, of Taylor Road, Danville, formerly of Lancaster, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Brasseaux. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

He died Monday at his home.

Born Sept. 23, 1917, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Clarence and Jessie Harp Shearer.

He was a retired mechanic for Lancaster Motor Co., and attended Forks of Dix River Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Long Shearer; three sons, Kennith Shearer of Stanford, Jeff Shearer of Lancaster and Joe Shearer of Danville; four daughters, Betty Williams of Mercer County, Martha Lane of Spencer, Iowa, Mollie Lane and Suetta Ledford, both of Lancaster; a brother, Carl Shearer of Garrard County; a sister, Jean Hedges of Flemingsburg; 14 grandchildren; and; eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Danny Curtsinger II, Eddie Curtsinger, Jason Perkins, Scottie Williams, Brad Carrier, Jeff Kidder, David Cross and Gary Shearer.

Honorary pallbearers are Jantsen Ledford, Gary Ledford, Corey Shearer, Chuck Cooper, Danny Curtsinger, Jeff Wade, Donnie Coffey and Ronnie Lane.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

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