Obituaries for Sept. 17

September 17, 2003

Fred Estes

SCIENCE HILL - Fred Estes, 74, of Eubank died Monday in Eubank.

Born March 14, 1929, in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late Dolphus and Hettie M. Young Estes. He was retired.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Estes; five daughters, Karolyn Davenport of Kings Mountain, Regina Young of Eubank, Dena Huenteman of Cincinnati, Trisha Jackson of Ohio, and Loretta Gossie of Eubank; three sons, Fred Estes Jr., Dale Estes and Elvis Estes, all of Eubank; a stepson, Christopher W. Goodin of Eubank; three brothers, James Estes, Junior Estes and Ernest Estes, all of Eubank; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Roger D. Estes; and a daughter, Judia Estes.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home by Shelby Reynolds.

Burial will be in Eubank Cemetery.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.

Gerald A. Rigney


LIBERTY - Gerald A. Rigney, 67, of Calvary Ridge Road, Yosemite, died today at his home.

He was the husband of Joyce Rigney.

Arrangements are incomplete at Bartle Funeral Home.

William E. Robertson

HARRODSBURG - William Edward "Ed" Robertson, 69, of East Office Street died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born April 28, 1934, in Covington, he was the son of the late J.T. "Pop" and Beulah Wilson Robertson.

He was a retired lab technician for Corning Glass Works of Harrodsburg. He was active with Mercer County Little League programs, including PeeWee, Minors, Majors, and Babe Ruth, from 1962 until 1973, and was a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia A. Durr Robertson; two sons, Jack Robertson and Jeff Robertson, both of Harrodsburg; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Floyd "Buddy" Shirley, Everett Hall Jr., Bud Hahn, Don Billy Caton, T.C. Claunch, Bobby Burton, Bill Elliott Sr. and Charles Johnstone.

Honorary pallbearers are members of his Sunday school class, John Sparrow, and Larry and David Camic.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Rick Snyder, Jerel Coffey and Larry Camic.

Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is after 4 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Memorials may go to the Harrodsburg Baptist Church maintenance fund.


Wendy D. Colson

DUNNELLON, Fla. - Services for Wendy Dodson Colson, 40, of Hudson, Fla., was today at Roberts Funeral Home.

She died Sunday in Tampa, Fla.

Born in Williston, Fla., she was the 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 Richey, 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.; and locally, five aunts, Dica Warren and Sadie Simpson, both of Perryville, Dorothy Preston of Mitchellsburg, and Etta Bryant and Brenda S. Edwards, both of Danville; and an uncle, Chris Edwards of Danville.

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