Obituaries for Sept. 10

September 10, 2003

Ida L. Davis

LIBERTY - Ida L. Davis, 60, of Hatfield Road died Monday at Casey County Hospital.

Born Aug. 29, 1943, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Iona Meeks Wall. She was a homemaker and a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Billy R. Davis; a daughter, Kimberly Blethen of Richmond; a son, Timothy R. Davis of Liberty; a brother, Donald Wall of Liberty; two sisters, Janice James of Jamestown and Kathalen Charbonneau of Princeton; a half sister, Angie Drostye of Lancaster, Ohio; a grandchild; and three stepgrandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Ed Parton. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Blethen, Chris Murphy, Kevin Hines, Matthew Davis, David Davis and Andy Rettig.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Thursday.

Fred W. Johns

NICHOLASVILLE - Fred Welch Johns, 83, of Beaumont Avenue, Harrodsburg, formerly of Nicholasville, died Monday at Blue Grass Community Hospital.


Born Sept. 4, 1920, in Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Fred and Carrie Jane Cobb Johns. He was a retired master carpenter and owner of Peerless Aluminum Co. He attended Opera House Tabernacle in Harrodsburg, served in the Army during World War II and received several medals.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth S. Reynolds Johns; four daughters, Karen Johns Lee and Eva F. Marsee, both of Nicholasville, Catherine "Kitty" Thompson and Fredda Jacobs, both of Harrodsburg; a son, Lindsay Barton of Nicholasville; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Shannon Johns.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home by the Rev. Michael Conover. Burial will be in Cobb Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike, David and Connie Johns, Malcom Miracle, Jerome Peel and Thad Lester.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today and after 11 a.m. Thursday.

Eva Ruth McGuffey

STANFORD - Eva Ruth McGuffey, 78, of Waynesburg died Tuesday at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center, Somerset. Arrangements are incomplete at Fox Funeral Home.

Linda Newton

LIBERTY - Linda "Judy" Newton, 61, of Woods Creek Road died Tuesday at her home.

Born July 27, 1942, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Edith Woodrum Wethington. She was a retired employee of Osh Kosh B'Gosh, a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and the widow of Burl G. Newton.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Rohe of Cincinnati, Brenda Goins of North Carolina and Lisa Stedam of Owenton; three sons, Bobby Newton of Danville, Jimmy Newton of Campbellsville and Gary Newton of Cincinnati; five sisters, Arlene Brown and Barbara Clements, both of Liberty, Dorothy Cox of Elkhorn, Margaret Foster and June Rogers, both of Cincinnati; four brothers, Joe and Danny Wethington, both of Cincinnati, Ron Wethington of Dixon Mo., and Russell Wethington of Clementsville; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Bernard Catholic Church by the Rev. Thomas Clark. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shawn, Ray and Felecia Farmer, Bryan and Justin Rohe and Christopher Newton.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Elmer L. Sparks

IRVINE - Elmer Lee Sparks Sr., 67, of Lexington, formerly of Irvine, died Sunday at Darby Square Rehab Center.

Born in Estill County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Rosa McKinney Sparks. He was a retired mechanic and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, James Sparks of Lancaster, Thomas Sparks of Mount Sterling, Elmer Sparks Jr. of Junction City and Timothy Sparks of Nicholasville; a daughter, Selene Coers of Ottenheim; two sisters, Dixie Armell and Cleda Hurt, both of Lexington; three brothers, William Sparks of Lexington, Eugene Sparks of Richmond, Va., and Leamond Sparks of Salvisa; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Sparks.

Services were today at Lewis Funeral Home by Carl Williams. Burial was in Estes Cemetery.

Harry L. Wilson

LIBERTY - Harry L. Wilson, 77, of Cincinnati, formerly of Liberty, died Sunday in Cincinnati.

Born Aug. 29, 1926, he was the son of the late Leonard and Hattie Lynch Wilson. He was self-employed, a Navy veteran of World War II and the widower of Faye Morgan Wilson.

Survivors include a companion, Annette Elliott of Cincinnati; a son, Jeffery Wilson of Dallas Texas; a daughter, Wanda Peters of Waterville, Ohio; two brothers, Shade and Denver Wilson, both of Liberty; three sisters, Norma Hieronimus of Durango, Colo., Inez Davis of Dunnville and Joy Todd of Cincinnati; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Cold Springs Cemetery by Ed Parton.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.


Louis McQueary

STANFORD - Services for Louis McQueary, 83, of Stanford will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Morris Trayner. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

He died Monday at his home.

Born Feb. 14, 1920, in Lincoln County, he was the son of late Willie Joe and Mildred Gaffney McQueary.

He was a retired farmer, a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church and the widower of Evelyn Warren McQueary.

Survivors include his companion, Flossie Manuel of Stanford.

Pallbearers will be Donald Warren, Tom Powers, Tommy Gooch, Lonzo McGuffey, Charlie Dunn and Bob Marshbanks.

Honorary pallbearer is Mac Godbey.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to Gideons International Bible fund.

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