Obituaries for Dec. 23

December 23, 2003

Madelle R. Riley

PERRYVILLE - Madelle Reynolds Riley, 80, of Begley Branch Road, Gravel Switch, died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of Arnold Riley. Arrangements are incomplete at Wilder Funeral Home.

James F. Art

LANCASTER - James Franklin Art, 86, of Richmond Road, Paint Lick, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital East, Lexington. He was the widower of Ruth Snyder Art. Arrangements are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.

James G. Bandy

LOUISVILLE - James Garland Bandy, 70, of Louisville, died Sunday at Norton Southwest Hospital.

Born in Danville, he was a retired jet mechanic for the Air Force and a veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1181 and Loyal Order of Moose.


Survivors include his wife, Margaret Lanham Bandy; three sons, James L., Tony L. and Jonathan E. Bandy; two brothers, Billy Joe and Paul Gene Bandy; a sister, Joyce Ann Moore; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a son, Terry J. Bandy.

Services will be noon Wednesday at W.G. Hardy Valley Chapel. Burial will be in Bethany Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to the American Lung Association.

Connie J. Carroll

HARRODSBURG - Connie J. Carroll, 69, of Ashwood Court, died Monday at her home.

Born in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Margaret F. Terhune Parsons. She was a retired seamstress with Cricketeer Manufacturing Co. and a member of the Christian church.

Survivors include her husband, B.D. "Sonny" Carroll; and a daughter, Linda Lankford Pike of Harrodsburg.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today. Memorials may go to charity.

Ina B. McPhail

LIBERTY - Ina B. McPhail, 96, of Liberty, died Monday at Casey County Hospital.

Born Nov. 29, 1907, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Silas and Grace Wesley Ashley. She was a dietitian, a Methodist and the widow of Roy McPhail.

Survivors include two nieces, Brenda Carmicle and Debra McAninch, both of Liberty.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Homer Hecht. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike and John Carmicle, Butch and Mike Ellis, Clete McAninch and Richard Lippert.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today.

Charles Preston

LANCASTER - Charles Preston, 87, of Miles Drive, died Monday. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Wheeler Preston. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Pearl L. Russell

HARRODSBURG - Pearl LouAllen Russell, 97, of Louisville, died Monday, in Louisville.

Born Sept. 23, 1906, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Emma Patterson LouAllen. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist church. She was the widow of Ray M. Russell.

Survivors include a son, Ray Russell Jr. of Louisville; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Russell, and a daughter, May Bottom.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Martie Pirrman. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may go to the American Lung Association or Heritage Hospice.

William F. Wheeler

HARRODSBURG - William Forest Wheeler, 60, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.


Cecil Vaught

Services for Lou Cecil Vaught, 79, of Hustonville Road, were today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Allen. Burial was in Hustonville Cemetery.

He died Sunday at his home.

Pallbearers were Louie Vaught, Mike Vest, Eddie Wiser, Shane Clark, Johnny Allen and Roger Robertson.

Ruth L. Best

PERRYVILLE - Services for Ruth Lee Best, 89, of Lannock Drive, Danville, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Revs. Tom Patterson and Joe Vest. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

She died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 10, 1914, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Elizabeth Lee Vest. She was a registered nurse and supervisor of the Ephraim McDowell Hospital emergency room. She also worked at the Boyle County Heath Department. She was appointed sheriff of Boyle County in the 1950s upon the death of her husband, Shelby Best, making her the first female Boyle County sheriff. She was a member of Perryville Baptist Church and was active in youth groups at Gethsemane Baptist Church. She was a former Girl Scout leader.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Casey of Danville; a stepson, Guy Best of Danville; a brother, Jim Vest of Danville; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jackie, Chad and Greg Casey, Kenneth Hill, Jon Lee and Robert McDaniel.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Finley Hendrickson, Dr. Charles Sisk and great-grandchildren, Robbie Elmore, Kirby Stafford, Terry Kipp and John Lair.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to the Joni Wilder Scholarship Fund.

William Grimes

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