Obituaries for Aug. 18

August 18, 2003

Ina V. Akers

Ina Veldena Akers, 63, of Danville died Thursday at her home.

Born Feb. 28, 1940, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late James and Zora Hatter. She was a retired accountant for several companies, including ATR and Jackson of Danville, and had been a clerk for the city of Danville. She was the widow of Harold Akers.

Survivors include a son, Walter Akers of Lexington; two daughters, Andrea Sheene and Adrian Sivis, both of Danville; a sister, Mary Devine of Marion County; a caregiver, Lucille Meaux of Danville; and four grandchildren.

No services are planned; the body was donated to research.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.

Elva J. Abner

HARRODSBURG - Elva Jones Abner, 88, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Saturday at Heritage Hall Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 5, 1915, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Bob and Ollie Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of Pioneer Baptist Church.


Survivors include a son, Alvie Abner of Lawrenceburg; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, Jack, Roy and Raymond Abner; and a daughter, Janet Abner.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Bill Mounts. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Blaine, Anthony and Adam Gritton, Tim Abner, David Shewmaker and Butch Merchant.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may go to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Kentucky Chapter, 3703 Taylorsville Road, Suite 102, Louisville, Ky. 40220-1330.

Ronald G. Brown

LIBERTY - Ronald Gene Brown, 55, of Cynthiana, formerly of Liberty, died Friday in Biloxi, Miss.

Born March 10, 1948, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Lester and Elaine C. Clements Brown. He was self-employed and had been in the Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl Brown; a son, Ronnie Brown of Cynthiana; and a brother, James Brown of Liberty.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty First Baptist Church by Larry Davis. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rustin, Aaron and Matthew Brown, Garland Sharp, Dr. Jackie Price and Richard Montgomery.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Earl F. Jenkins

STANFORD - Earl Foster Jenkins, 85, of Baughman Avenue, Danville, died Sunday at his home.

He was the husband of Ines Owens Jenkins. Arrangements are incomplete at Fox Funeral Home.

Stella C. Tackette

SCIENCE HILL - Stella Caudill Tackette, 74, of Eubank died Friday at Central Baptist Hospital.

Born Oct. 19, 1928, in Hallie, she was the daughter of the late Henry Y. and Millie Adams Caudill. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, James M. Tackette; two sons, Kenneth W. Tackett of Eubank and Harold D. Tackette of Trinity Center, Calif.; a daughter, Connie Cress of Eubank; two brothers, Jack and Clayton Caudill, both of Viper; two sisters, Allene Snyder of Nashville and Rose Howell of Waynesburg; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Morris and Hislope Funeral Home by Vola Brown and John Zupansic. Burial will be in Pilot Cemetery.

Visitation is 6 p.m. Tuesday.


Clara Turner

HARRODSBURG - Services for Clara Turner, 69, of Burgin will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Joe Smith. Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery.

She died Saturday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born Nov. 13, 1933, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Maude Poynter Lucas. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, William F. Turner; a daughter, Brenda Hensley of Norfolk, Va.; three sons, Billy and Ricky Turner, both of Burgin, and Tony Turner of Cleveland, Ohio; a brother, Bobby Lucas of Florida; three sisters, Margaret Marlow of Louisville, and Nancy Phillips and Jo Phillips, both of Danville; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Chad, Chris, David, Danny and Cody Turner and Andy Phillips.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Tuesday.

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