Obituaries for Aug. 22

August 22, 2003

Auda C. Dykes

LIBERTY - Auda Marie Carr Dykes, 84, of Fair Street died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born March 8, 1919, in Liberty, she was the daughter of the late Edward B. and Ola Wheeler Carr. She was a homemaker and the widow of Murrill Dykes.

Survivors include two sons, Cody L. Dykes of Liberty and Joey B. Dykes of Campton; two sisters, Faye C. Dykes of Hustonville and Edith Wethington of Campbellsville; and a granddaughter.

Services will be private.

Memorials may go to the Kidney Foundation of Central Kentucky, 2417 Regency Road, Suite B1, Lexington 40503.

Aurel Lawson

LIBERTY - Aurel Lawson, 85, of Cincinnati, formerly of Liberty, died Wednesday in Cincinnati.

Born March 31, 1918, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Carlisle and Flossie Meeks Walters. She was retired school cook and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was the widow of Arlan Lawson.


Survivors include two daughters, Jackie McFarland of Cincinnati and Carole Baker of Sandy Hook, Va.; a brother, Ray Walters of Nancy; a sister, Mary Jo Green of Florida; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Oak Grove Baptist Church by James Lynn. Burial will be in Birdie-Russell Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Vanderbilt, Jerry Shoyer, Tom Smith, Everett McFarland, Scott Baker and Noel Walters.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday and after 8 a.m. Sunday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.


Flonnie Byrd

HARRODSBURG - Services for Flonnie Byrd, 78, of Harrodsburg will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

She died Thursday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Matrie Wesley Godbey, and the stepdaughter of the late Dutch Kinder. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Joe Byrd of Danville, Jerry Byrd of Salvisa and David Byrd of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Phyllis Medley of Harrodsburg and Janice Turner of Boyle County; three brothers, Delmer Godbey of Franklin County, Floyd Godbey of Harrodsburg and Velmer Godbey of Anderson County; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Byrd.

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

Wayne Crawley

STANFORD - Services for Wayne Crawley, 59, of Ky. 1781, Waynesburg, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Fox Funeral Home by Lester Randolph.

Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

He died Wednesday at Fort Logan Hospital.

Born June 14, 1944, in Clark County, he was the son of the late Stuart and Virginia Drake Crawley. He was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Litteral Crawley; two daughters, Angela Bass and Shannon Berry, both of Lancaster; a stepdaughter, Paulette Miller of Richmond; a sister, Alma Crawley of Winchester; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Crawley.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to Lincoln County Humane Society.

Laura Devine

HARRODSBURG - Services for Laura Devine, 80, of Castle Heights will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Arnold Moon, Jack Guerin and Greg Humpert. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

She died Wednesday at her home.

Born July 16, 1923, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late John and Lillie R. Burns Horn. She was a homemaker, member of Bruner's Chapel Baptist Church where she was a choir member, Training Union secretary and Sunday school teacher, and executive board member for the Mercer Baptist Association. She was the widow of Maurice J. Devine.

Survivors include a son, Glenn Devine of Mercer County; four sisters, Birdie Gooch of Danville, Valeria Kidd of Harrodsburg, and Lois Kidd and Mary Traynor, both of Lexington; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Rex and Mark Kidd, David and Michael Traynor, and Kevin and Michael Horn. Honorary pallbearers are Miller, Don, Willie B., Billy and Morris Horn, and members of her Sunday school class at Bruner's Chapel Baptist Church.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today and prior to the service Saturday.

Memorials may go to the Gideons International Bible Fund.

Freddie J. Parsons

LANCASTER - Services for Freddie Joe Parsons, 49, of Berea will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Church at Red Hill in Rockcastle County by the Rev. Elsy Doan. Burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery.

He died Tuesday at Central Baptist Hospital.

Born May 31, 1954, in Harlan County, he was the son of the late Herman and Mildred Parson Sexton.

He was a mechanic and a member of Holiness Church.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Parsons; two sons, William and Christopher Simpson, both of Berea; two brothers, Kenneth W. Parsons of Berea and Ricky Parsons of Michigan; and two sisters, Alice Grimes of Lexington and Dorothy Bridges of Michigan.

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