Obituaries for Dec. 24

December 24, 2003

Joe W. Griffin

Joe Willis Griffin, 65, of South Greenville Street, Harrodsburg, died Monday at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 22, 1938, in Scott County, he was the son of the late Joe Delmer and Lyona Lucille Howe Griffin. He was a supervisor at American Greetings Corp. He was a retired lieutenant supervisor with Kentucky State Penal System and a sergeant canteen supervisor with Boyle County Detention Center. He was a member of Dry Branch Baptist Church where he was treasurer and chairman of the deacons. He graduated in 1957 from Junction City High School and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Vandiver Griffin; a son, Andy Griffin of Moreland; a brother, Chris Griffin of Danville; two sisters, Sheree Griffin Kidd and Nickie Griffin Thompson, both of Junction City; and one grandchild.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg.


Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may go to Dry Branch Baptist Church or the Diabetes Foundation.

Annette Routt

LEXINGTON - Annette M. Routt, 63, of Lexington, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Danville, she was the daughter of Paul Routt of Lexington and the late Alice Spaulding Routt. She was a graduate of the old Bate High School and West Kentucky Vocational School in Paducah. She had retired from General Electric Lexington Lamp Plant and was a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church.

Survivors include two sons, Roger and Randall Fitzpatrick, both of Lexington; a daughter, Renee F. Smith of Frankfort; three sisters, Emma Rose Shannon of Danville and Doris Daugherty and Sandra Routt, both of Lexington; and three grandchildren.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church by the Rev. Norman Fischer. Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery, Danville.

Visitation is after 9 a.m. Friday at the church.

Smith & Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie P. Cornelius

LANCASTER - Willie P. Cornelius, 74, of Totten Avenue, died Monday at his home. His wife, Josephine Cornelius, survives. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Vivian M. Goodlett

HARRODSBURG - Vivian Mobley Goodlett, 83, of South East Street, died Tuesday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 17, 1920, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Golden and Hettie Hendren Mobley. She was a homemaker and member of Cornishville Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Lillie Mae Pike of Harrodsburg; three brothers, James Moberly of Louisville and Jewell Mobley and R.C. Mobley, both of Mercer County; two sisters, Mae Sallee of Harrodsburg and Florence Measle of Mercer County; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday in Spring Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Paul Readnour.

Pallbearers will be David, Tim, Larry and Adam Pike, David Pike II and Chris Smith.

There will be no visitation.

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may go to the Alzheimer's Association, Lexington/Bluegrass Chapter, 801 S. Limestone, Suite E, Lexington 40508-4084.


Madelle R. Riley

PERRYVILLE - Services for Dorothy Madelle Reynolds Riley, 80, of Gravel Switch, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Rev. John David Lane. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born June 21, 1923, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Shewmaker and Bertice Reynolds Jr. She retired in 1985 from Cricketeer in Harrodsburg and belonged to Perryville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Arnold Riley; three daughters, Sue Glasscock of Perryville and Kathy Goldsberry and Lisa Campbell, both of Harrodsburg; three sons, Robert and Bertice Lee Riley, both of Perryville, and Randall Riley of Danville; three brothers, T.G. "Peck" Reynolds, David L. "Poodle" Reynolds and James Carlos "Cotton" Reynolds, all of Perryville; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be Dale, Scott and Jason Riley, Michael W. McHolan, Ethan Campbell, Matt Coyle, Jacob Sims, Ashley Gorley and Malcolm Miller.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may go to Benjamin James Riley Educational Fund, c/o Sue Glasscock at National City Bank, Perryville 40468 or a favorite charity.

James Art

LANCASTER - Services for James Art, 86, of Richmond Road, Paint Lick, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Billy Pack. Burial will be in Paint Lick Cemetery.

He died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital East in Lexington.

Born May 19, 1917, in Fleming County, he was the son of the late Grover and Lorena Hysong Art.

He was a farmer and had taught 36 years in the Garrard County school system. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and was a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church and Paint Lick Sportsman's Club. He was the widower of Ruth Snyder Art.

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