Obituaries for Nov. 23

November 23, 2003

Amelia F. Nikirk

Amelia F. Nikirk, 83, of Shawnee Road, died Saturday at Danville Center for Health and Rehabilitation. She was the widow of Al Freddy Nikirk. Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Jon C. Ormsby

Jon Curtis Ormsby, 49, of Grabruck Drive, died Friday at his residence.

Born Dec. 28, 1953, in Bluffton, Ind., he was the son of Clarence C. Ormsby of Indianapolis and Arnette L. Geoglaine Ormsby of Huntington, Ind. He was the husband of Julie Ann Ormsby.

He was president of Login Lern, FKI Logistics Company, Baltimore. He was a leader of Boy Scouts of America Troop 119, a Canadian Queen Scout and member of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Nicholasville.


Survivors include a daughter, Jessie E. K. Ormsby of Danville; a son, Joshua C. Ormsby of Danville; and four sisters, Theresa Townsend, Candis Boisuert and Jill Campbell, all of Connecticut, and Lisa Ormsby of Indiana.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Outreach Baptist Church.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to Trust of Jon Ormsby, Camp McKee, BSA Troop 119, c/o Stith Funeral Home, 318 W. Broadway, Danville, KY, 40422.

Tony R. Shearer II

Tony Ray "Big Man" Shearer II, 33, of Baughman Avenue, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 7, 1970, in Danville, he was the son of Patricia Bell Horton Shepperson and Tony Ray Shearer, and the step-son of Lennie Shepperson of Danville and Pernie Shearer of Stanford. He was the husband of Crystal Price Shearer.

He was a bus driver for Danville Christian Academy and a former member of Boyle Co. Fire Department, Co. Engine No. 1. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a Vacation Bible School volunteer.

Survivors include a daughter, Savannah B. Shearer of Danville; a sister, Tracy Terry of Junction City; three brothers, Jason Shepperson of Danville, Walter Hopkins of Lebanon and Len Shepperson of Bastrop, Texas; and a step-grandmother, Lola Hopkins of Crab Orchard.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Baptist Church by the Revs. Barry Jeffries, Harold Best and Greg Farmer. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Scott Terry, Walter Hopkins, Chris Antle, Scott Yates, Joey Noel, Billy VanArsdale, Jason Shepperson and Donald Mark Sylvie.

Honorary pallbearers will be nieces and nephews.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to the Shearer Children's Education Fund, c/o Stith Funeral Home, 318 W. Broadway, Danville, KY, 40422.

Lorene S. Coldiron

CRAB ORCHARD - Lorene Smith Coldiron, 65, of Ash Court, Nicholasville, formerly of Crab Orchard, died Thursday at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Born Oct. 13, 1938, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of Buster and Thelma McKinney Smith.

She was a former employee of Hospital Specialty Company in Nicholasville and member of Watts Chapel Baptist Church. She was the wife of Daniel Coldiron.

Additional survivors include a son, Danny R. Coldiron, of Nicholasville; a daughter, Rhonda J. Preston of Nicholasville; three sisters, Wanda J. Jones of Liberty, Vivian Weaver of Eubank and Norma Smith of Crab Orchard; eight brothers, Lester Smith of Danville, Ed Smith, Elby Smith and Ronnie Smith, all of Crab Orchard, Johnny Smith of Nicholasville, Denver Smith of Waynesburg, and Jeff Smith and David Smith, both of Stanford; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at McKnight Funeral Home by Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Coldiron Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Coldiron, Johnathon Regester Jr., Travis Phillips and Bruce Smith.

Visitation is after 4:30 p.m. today.


Gladys Young

STANFORD - Services for Gladys Young, 87, of Mason Gap Road, were Saturday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Vola Brown. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

She died Wednesday at Stanford House nursing home.

Born Sept. 9, 1916, in Glennville, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Jimmy and Alma Brown. She was a homemaker, Baptist, and the widow of Melvin Young.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie Young of Stanford and Kenneth Young of Tennessee; three daughters, Bonnie Naegele of Cincinnati and Betty Freeman and Bobbi Maloney, both of Mountain Home, Idaho; a brother, Edmond Brown of Columbus, Ga.; a sister, Vera Putnam of Glennville, Ga.; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Buddy Aldridge.

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