Obituaries for Sept. 16

September 16, 2003

Wendy D. Colson

DUNNELLON, Fla. - Wendy Dodson Colson, 40, of Hudson, Fla., died Sunday in Tampa, Fla.

Born in Williston, Fla., she was a daughter of Alvin E. Dodson of Tampa and the late Esther Edwards Dodson, formerly of Boyle County. She had attended Danville High School and had been manager for 20 years at Bijour Jewelers in New Port Rickey, Fla.

Other survivors include her husband, Bryant Colson; a sister, Karen D. Chrjapin of Clarks Hill, S.C.; a brother, Alvin Lee Dodson of Sarasota, Fla.; a stepson, Billy Colson of Washington, Mo.; four aunts, Dica Warren and Sadie Simpson, both of Perryville, Dorothy Preston of Mitchellsburg and Brenda S. Edwards of Danville; and an uncle, Chris Edwards of Danville.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. Wednesday.

William J. Hicks

LIBERTY - William Junior Hicks, 74, of Floral City, Fla., died Thursday at his home.


Born April 22, 1929, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Johnny and Lula Mae Hicks. He was a former employee of Central L&M Supply Co. in Franklin, Ind., a Catholic and a veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include three sons, Lester Maxfield of Hernando, Fla., Larry Hicks of Floral City and David Hicks of Boynton Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Donna Menteer of Ninevah, Ind., Betty Gabehart of Liberty and Brenda Hicks of Boynton Beach; two brothers, James Hicks of Liberty and Dale Hicks of Ottawa, Ill.; a sister, Phyllis Lyons of Campbellsville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Gum Lick Christian Church by the Rev. Steve Martin.

Burial will be in Gum Lick Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Bartle Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Roy J. Rice

SCIENCE HILL - Roy J. Rice, 83, of Stanford died Monday in Science Hill.

Born Jan. 24, 1920, in North Carolina, he was the son of the late Grover S. and Bessie Bowman Rice. He was a farmer, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Valley View Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Maggard Rice; four sons, Charlie and Leroy Rice, both of Lexington, Andy Rice of Danville and Donald Rice of Cincinnati; two daughters, Darlene Davis of Science Hill and Geraldine Edwards of Eubank; three stepsons, Roger Maggard of London, Michael Maggard of Cross, S.C., and Gregory Maggard of Stanford; a brother, Joe Rice of Jonesboro, Tenn.; two sisters, Dorothy Tuttle of Hanover, Pa., and Martha Hanks of Asheville, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; and 64 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Geneva Dyer Rice.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Morris and Hislope Funeral Home by Fetter Wilder. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday.


Marguerite Bellinger

Services for Marguerite Stuart Bellinger, 82, of Hillcrest Drive will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Revs. Quinten Scholtz and Don Benningfield. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

She died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Sept. 4, 1921, in Georgetown, Miss., she was the daughter of the late George and Nannie L. Armstrong Stuart. She was a homemaker, a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the widow of Henry C. Bellinger.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Bellinger of Versailles and Dennis Bellinger of Lexington; a daughter, Joy Dietrich of Maryville, Mo.; three brothers, George R. Stuart and Dale Stuart, both of Jackson, Miss, and Billy Stuart of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Onita Brunton and Pauline Charping, both of Jackson, and Jennie V. Ferguson of Los Angeles; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Melissa Pohlman, Cagney, Kevin and Nathan Bellinger, Troy Dietrich, Cassie Askew and Katie Maus.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may go to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and cerebral palsy research.

Martin Young

PERRYVILLE - Services for Martin D. Young, 87, of Stewart Avenue will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Revs. Daniel Wilson and Bobby Estes. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

He died Sunday at his home.

Born Nov. 16, 1915, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Henry and Iola Lanham Young. He was a retired farmer, a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church and the widower of Hazel Hays Young.

Survivors include two sons, Darrell and Gerald Young, both of Perryville; and four granddaughters.

Pallbearers are Garland, Tommy and Danny Young, David Sparrow, William Graves and Jerry Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers are Dalton Young, W.G. Cooley, Dwight Conley, Buddy Tyler, Donald and W.B. Carpenter.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to Joni Wilder Scholarship Fund, 8071 Perryville Road, Danville.

Bernard Cochran

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