Obituaries for Nov. 19

Retired auto dealer Tom Easterly dies

November 19, 2003

LEXINGTON - Former Danville businessman Charles Thomas "Tom" Easterly Sr., 79, of Lexington, died Sunday at his home.

He was a retired automobile dealer and former owner of Tom Easterly Pontiac-Cadillac-Nissan in Danville.

He was a member of Southland Christian Church, a former director of the Bank of Danville, and a former director of the Danville Chamber of Commerce. He also was a director of Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association and a member of Oleika Shrine Temple.

Born Dec. 28, 1923, in Harlan, he was the son of the late Roy P. and Betty Henson Easterly. He received an associate degree in business from Union College in Barbourville. An Army veteran, he served in Eisenhower's headquarters in London, England, during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Donnell Easterly; two sons, Charles T. Easterly Jr. of Lexington and Stuart M. Easterly of Coral Springs, Fla.; a daughter, Carol D. Easterly Reynolds of Danville; a sister, Jerri Easterly Beasley of DeLand, Fla.; and four grandchildren.


Services were today at Southland Christian Church by the Revs. Garrett Stephens and Roy B. Mays Jr., and Jon Weece. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Milward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cecil C. Wheeler

Cecil C. Wheeler, 78, of Logan Avenue, died Tuesday at his home.

Born Dec. 14, 1924, in Danville, he was the son of the late Martin L. and Jessie Thompson Wheeler. He was a retired rural route letter carrier, having worked for the Danville post office for 30 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member and deacon of First Baptist Church, Broadway. He graduated from Danville High School and had been a member of the football team. He was the widower of Ada Marie Phillips Wheeler.

Survivors include three sons, Gary Wheeler of Lexington and Dale Wheeler and Dennis Wheeler, both of Danville; two sisters, Geneva Robertson and Lela Terrell, both of Danville; and a caregiver, Barbara Howard of Danville.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Stith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may go to First Baptist Church building fund and American Macular Degeneration Foundation.


Billy W. Hall

LANCASTER - Services for Billy Wayne Hall, 56, of Buckeye Road, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. Harley Humfleet and Dallas Murphy. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

He died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital, Stanford.

Born Jan. 8, 1947, in Danville, he was the son of Geneva Gill Hall of Lancaster and the late Frank Hall. He was a former custodian at Eastern Kentucky University and a member of Kings Tabernacle in Madison County.

Survivors include two sisters, Anna Shearer and Janice Lee Hall, both of Lancaster; and two brothers, Bernard Hall and Frankie Dean Hall, both of Lancaster.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Sebastian, Tommy Gill, Billy Floyd, Don Hager, Bill Conner and Manford Foley. Honorary pallbearers are Greg Shearer, Farley and Randy Talley, Charlie and Paul Floyd, David and Steve Abee and James Wilmot.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

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