Obituaries for Aug. 24

August 24, 2003

Carl R. Wooton

Carl R. Wooton, 68, of Goggin Lane died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born March 8, 1935, in Blue Diamond he was the son of the late Fred and Ruby N. Wooton. He served in the Army from 1960-1964, and retired from Cook Pontiac Dealership, Louisville, and Gwinn Island Boat Sales, Danville.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel B. Wooton; four sons, Vaughn Hart of Louisville, Timmy Hart of Danville, Tony Wooton of Shepherdsville and Kerray Wooton of Glendale; two daughters, Jacki Wooton of Danville and Tracie Moore of Greenville, Ind.; a sister, Maxine Guffey of Hazard; a nephew, Lennie Giles of Danville; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the American Legion, Boyle Post #46.


Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to the charity of your choice.

Bernice H. McKenzie

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Hazel Bernice Hays McKenzie, formerly of Lebanon died Wednesday in Tallahassee, Fla.

Born June 19, 1920, in Midland, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Edgar B. and Emma P. Tatum Hays.

She was a registered nurse and a 1942 graduate of Indianapolis School of Nursing, and a member of the American Red Cross. She was called to active duty as a 2nd Lt. in the Army Nurse Corps in 1943 and reported to duty at Eglin Field, Fla.

She received a military commendation for her actions as a surgical nurse in the aftermath of an accidental explosion on the base that killed 17 and wounded 51 airmen.

Other military assignments included the Pentagon, Air Command and Staff College, Nagoya, Japan and Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.

Survivors include her husband, Lt. Col. Melvin A. McKenzie, USAF, Retired; two sons, Lt. Col. Mark A. McKenzie, USAF, Retired, of Omaha, Neb., and Major Matthew A. McKenzie, USAF, of Tampa, Fla.; three daughters, Frances A. McKenzie of Beacon, N.Y., and Catherine M. Benton and Cynthia M. Alison, both of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister, Irene Hays Shewmaker of Danville; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sandra F. McKenzie.

Services were Saturday at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee. Burial will be Monday in Barrancas National Cemetery on Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Beggs Funeral Home, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Fla., 32311, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may go to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Fla., 32308.

Cloa C. Saunders

HARRODSBURG - Cloa Cecile Saunders, 91, of Valley Drive died Wednesday at the Sunbridge Rehabilitation Center in Huntsville, Tenn.

Born in Sloans Valley, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Cecile Griffis. She was a retired bank teller.

Survivors include a nephew, Robert L. Gardiner of Somerset, and a niece, Ynova Madison of Lexington.

Memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Louise Smith

STANFORD - Louise Smith, 71, of Greenriver Road, Hustonville died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born June 27, 1932, in New Salem she was the daughter of the late James E. and Julia E. Smith and widow of the late Donald Speer. She was a former employee of Casey County Extension Service, a member of New Salem Baptist Church and a member of Lonesome Pine Bluegrass Band.

Survivors include a son, David Speer of St. Cloud, Minn.; a daughter, Diana Gosser of Hustonville; three brothers, James Smith of New Salem, Hershell Smith of Danville and Charles Smith of Radcliffe; two sisters, Margaret Hogue of Adairsville, Ga., and Sheila Cason of Stanford; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday by Austin Campbell. Burial will be at New Salem Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Darris Holton, Glen Holton, Danny Coffman, Earl Dean McWhorter, Bill Smith and Jimmy Smith.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at New Salem Baptist Church.

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