Obituaries for Dec. 30

December 30, 2003

Jack Freeman

LEWISBURG - Dr. Rufus Jack Freeman, 69, of Lewisburg, formerly of Danville, died Sunday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

Born June 16, 1934, in Danville, he was the son of the late James T. and Nannie Hughes Freeman.

He was a pathologist with Nashville (Tenn.) Pathology Association and was on staff of Northcrest Medical Center and Sumner County Regional Hospital.

He was a member of the College of American Pathologist and the American Medical Association.

He also was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Hillsboro Church of Christ and the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association.


Survivors include his wife, Laura Grise Freeman; three sons, Jack Freeman Jr. of Atlanta, Adam Freeman of West Columbia, S.C., and Burton Freeman of Washington, D.C.; four sisters, Opal Preston, Helen Brown and Jean Sargeant, all of Danville, and Jennie Powell of Maitland, Fla.; three brothers, William O. Freeman of Vadalia, Ohio, Robert Freeman of Danville and Cecil Freeman of Bushnell, Fla.; a stepson, Jesse Goodman of Lewisburg; and a stepdaughter, Sarah Goodman of Lewisburg.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jonathon Freeman.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodland Funeral Home, Nashville, by Neil Christie.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation is after 3 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home Inc., Lewisburg, and between noon and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame, c/o Dave Loucks, P.O. Box 1628, Penn Valley, Calif. 95946.

Raymond Grott

PERRYVILLE - Raymond Grott, of Lexington, died Monday at home. He was the husband of Isabel Cash Grott.

Arrangements are incomplete with Wilder Funeral Home.

Helen Caudill

WAYNESBURG - Helen Caudill, 74, died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital Extended Care Unit in Stanford. She was the widow of Clarence Ben Caudill.

Arrangements are incomplete at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home.

Christopher T. Hess

LIBERTY - Christopher Thomas Hess, 21, of Liberty, died Monday at his residence.

He is survived by his parents, Tom and Suzanne Hess.

Arrangements are incomplete at Bartle Funeral Home.

Hazel D. Locker

LANCASTER - Hazel Dale Locker, 86, of Old Railroad Road, Paint Lick, died Monday at Berea Health Care Center.

Born Aug. 2, 1917, in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Mary Baker Sebastian. She was a homemaker and member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Chester J. Locker; two sons, Charles Locker of Paint Lick and Robert Locker of Richmond; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. Ed Hubbard and Hurstle Laxton.

Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Mike and Larry Duggins, Hamilton Owen Speake, Larry Sebastian, Evan Seagraves, Reagan Taylor, Ron Griffin and Tim Speller.

Honorary pallbearers will be Willis and Alice Sparks, Bobby and Mary Smith, Bertha McQueary and JoAnne Warmouth.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Ramsey Funeral Home.

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

Theda T. Phillips

ANDERSON, Ind. - Theda E. Phillips, 95, of Anderson, died Sunday at Community Northview Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 13, 1908, in Liberty, she was the daughter of Sanders L. and Gertrude Brown Edwards.

She taught school in Casey County before moving to Indiana in 1943. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She was the widow of Odie C. Phillips.

Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Harless of Anderson, Anita Jenkins of Chesterfield, Ind., and Dixie Carpenter of Muncie, Ind.; two sons, Odie "Jay" Phillips of Anderson and Jack Phillips of Frankton, Ind.; three sisters, Thelma Grooms of Columbus, Ohio, and Virginia Freeman and Frances Smither, both of Liberty; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home by Donald Cruikshank. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation is noon until services Wednesday.

Louise Simpson

LIBERTY - Louise Simpson, 67, of Liberty, died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 1, 1936, in Casey County, she was the son of the late Raymond and Hollis Patterson Meeks.

She was a homemaker and member of Athens Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Everett Simpson; a son, Jeffrey Simpson of Liberty; a daughter, Tammy Pevley of Liberty; six brothers, Victor Meeks of Cincinnati, Lewis Meeks of Harrodsburg, Bobby and Billy Meeks, both of Liberty, Glen Meeks of Greensburg, Ind., and Homer Meeks of Somerset; a sister, Ruth Catron of Greensburg; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel by James D. McDonald and Thaddeus Eubank. Burial will be in South Fork Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Eliza Sparks

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