Obituaries for Dec. 31

December 31, 2003

Ervin Griffin

MORELAND - Ervin Griffin, 80, of Maxey Valley, died Tuesday at Charleston Health Care, Danville.

Born Aug. 21, 1923, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Finley and Lottie Maddox Griffin. He was a retired farmer and member of Maxey Valley Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Velma Griffin of Maxey Valley; a stepdaughter, Judy Southerland of Moreland; two stepsons, Jerry Dwayne Overstreet of Liberty and Charles Overstreet of Boyle County; two sisters, Laura Crowe and Helen Watts, both of Maxey Valley; a brother, Franklin Griffin of Maxey Valley; two stepbrothers, Tommy and Virgil Griffin, both of Maxey Valley; four stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Norris McCawley. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Mike and Wayne Watts, Dennis Lobb, Glyn Southerland, Jerry Dwayne Overstreet and Vernon Richards.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday.

Della Land

MORELAND - Della Mae Land, 92, formerly of Hustonville, died today at Stanford House nursing home.

She is survived by a daughter, Doris Davis of Stanford.

Arrangements are incomplete at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.

Theresa Murphy

Theresa Murphy, 76, of Cane Run, Stanford, died today at home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

James Richardson

LANCASTER - James Richardson, 65, of Gaffney Road, died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Richardson.

Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

James B. Rogers

PERRYVILLE - James B. Rogers of Perryville died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

He was the husband of Ella Mae Rogers.

Arrangements are incomplete at Wilder Funeral Home.

Gloria K. Williams

Gloria Joan Kasten Williams, 73, formerly of Carrigan Drive in Danville, died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of Richard A. Williams. Arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home.


Helen Caudill

WAYNESBURG - Services for Helen Caudill, 74, of Waynesburg, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Revs. Jack Stallsworth and Bert Hall. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

She died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital extended care unit.

A native of Lincoln County, she was born Aug. 17, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Jim and Bertie Dowell Oaks. She was a homemaker, member of Friendship Baptist Church and the widow of Clarence Ben Caudill.

Survivors include four sons, Donald, Clarence Ben Jr. and James Hugh Caudill, all of Waynesburg, and Randy Caudill of Eubank; six daughters, Bertie Ellen Jones of Stanford and Melissa Caudill, Bonnie Denny, Rita Kay Caudill, Vickie Sue Kidd and Rhonda Denny, all of Waynesburg; two sisters, Lena Blanton of Crawfordsville, Ind., and Edna Smith of Seymour, Ind.; 31 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Caudill.

Myrtle V. Dearing

HARRODSBURG - Services for Myrtle Vivian Dearing, 83, formerly of Harrodsburg, were today at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by John Watts. Burial was in Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

She died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born May 20, 1920, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Hannable and Ovie Click Taylor. She was a homemaker and attended Deep Creek Baptist Church. She was the widow of James William "Jim" Dearing.

Survivors include three daughters, Sue Terhune and Cathy Hines, both of Harrodsburg, and Polly Watts of Washington County; a brother, William Taylor of Florida; three sisters, Mabel Devine of Harrodsburg, Pauline Walls of Springfield, and Joyce Fallard of Mayfield; a half-sister, Thenia Bottoms of Waynesburg; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, William Henry Dearing.

Pallbearers will be Brian and Jamie McElroy, Billy, Robbie and Joey Hines, and Mark and James Watts.

Honorary pallbearers will be Vivian and Johnny Franklin, Angela Terhune, Tommy and Marvin Dearing, and Harvey Hines.

Memorials may go to Gideons International.

Christopher T. Hess

LIBERTY - Services for Christopher Thomas Hess, 21, of Liberty, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bartle Funeral Home by Shirley Denson. Burial will be in Tapscott Cemetery.

He died Monday at his residence.

Born Oct. 10, 1982, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Thomas Scott Hess and Suzanne Simpson Hess, both of Liberty. He was a maintenance employee at Liberty Housing Authority.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandfather, Arvil Simpson of Liberty; and grandmother, Jacqueline Hess of Tipp City, Ohio.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday.

Pallbearers will be Terry Edelen Jr., David Jones, Terry Edelen Sr., Jack and Jay Sayers, V.G. Moore, Ron Merifield and Dennis Davenport.

Honorary pallbearers are Davey Jones, Kory Edelen, Mandy Wright, Amanda Jones and Beth Buis.

Ray Grott

PERRYVILLE - Graveside services for Raymond "Ray" Grott, 90, of Andover Drive, Lexington, will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Hillcrest Cemetery by the Rev. Carol Rawls.

He died Monday at his residence.

Born Feb. 26, 1913, in Louisville, he was the son of the late Arthur and Lottie Miller Grottenthaler. He was founder of Grott Locksmith Center in Lexington and was a Catholic priest for 25 years. He was a member of Central Christian Church in Lexington, where he served as an elder and Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include his wife, Isabel Cash Rankin Grott; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Riccie of Lexington; an adopted daughter, Mia Seltsam; a sister, Margaret Hines of Louisville; and a granddaughter.

Visitation is from noon until time of service at Wilder Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington 40504 or God's Pantry, 1685 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington 40511.

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