Obituaries for Jan. 4

January 04, 2004

Richard L. Miller

Richard L. Miller, 81, of Stevenson Avenue, died Wednesday at his home.

Born Oct. 30, 1922, in Huntington, W.Va, he was the son of the late Algie L. and Virginia Clara Bloss Miller. He was the widower of Dorothy Smith Miller. He was a retired state employee, a retired minister and a U.S. Army World War II veteran.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan Harris of Flatwoods; a son, Michael Dale Miller of Danville; and one grandson.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt.

Memorials may go to Calvary Baptist Church.

William G. Burke

HARRODSBURG - William G. Burke, 83, of Manns Road, died Thursday at home.

Born July 5, 1920, in Burgin, he was the son of the late Ballard R. and Love Underwood Burke. He was a retired 30-year machinist with Corning, a member of Cornishville Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.


He is survived by his wife, Lucille Blacketer Burke; two sons, William Donald Burke and Harry Burke, both of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Nancy C. Baker of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Gladys Watts of Harrodsburg and Garneta Burke Warner of Burgin; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. today at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Paul Readnour and Carl Blacketer. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Donald Keith Burke, Michael Burke, Kevin Burke, David Hupp, Tim Kidd and Chris O'Bryan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rhonda Baker, Andrea O'Bryan, Robin Kidd and Vonna Hupp.

Visitation is after 7 a.m. today at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.

Roxie L. Cochran

LIBERTY - Roxie Lee Cochran, 70, of Campbellsville, formerly of Liberty, died Friday at Taylor County Hospital.

Born June 7, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Joel and Mary Lowe Cox. She was a homemaker and was retired from Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville.

She is survived by four sisters, Bonnie Middleton of Danville, Connie Byrd and Teresa Summers, both of Campbellsville, and Karen Clements of Liberty; a son, Ronald Cochran of Jamestown; three sisters, Mossie Wilson of Florida, Geneva King of Indiana, Icie Atwood of Liberty; three half sisters, Betty McQueary and Rose Sheere, both of Liberty, and Gail Reed of Hustonville; eight half brothers, Garnett, Bennie Joe, Ronald, Farley, Otis and Lemuel Cox, all of Liberty, Lonnie Cox of Massachusetts, and Shirley Cox of Indiana; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Johnny Patton. Burial will be in Caney Fork Cemetery.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown.

Alma L. Elliott

HARRODSBURG - Alma Lucille Lawson Elliott, 89, of Mac Court, died Friday at home.

Born Aug. 27, 1914, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Demetrius "Pete" and Maude Weldon Bugg. She was retired from Lawson's Jewelers, which she and her late husband, Cleo Lawson, founded in 1941. She was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Gene D. Lawson of Harrodsburg; a daughter, Mary Geneva Shannon of Pensacola, Fla.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services are 4 p.m. today at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Eddie Russell and Rick Snyder. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be William Lee Hayslett, Bobby Burchett, Roy Lee Sanders, Everett Cord, Lindsey Rice, Charlie Lawson, Terry Graham and David Lawson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Hatcher, Edwin Freeman, Bobby Smith, Wanda Tope, June Hafley, Cammie Smith, Betty Burchett and Donnie Roberts.

Visitation is after 7 a.m. today at Alexander & Royalty.

Memorials may go to Saints Alive Choir at Harrodsburg Baptist Church, or Shriners Hospitals for Children in Lexington.

Robert James

STANFORD - Robert James, 83, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Lincoln County, died Thursday in Columbus.

Born Aug. 18, 1920, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Cyrus and Hattie Chappel James. He was a former crane operator.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Shaw James; a daughter, Judy Weaver of Columbus; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Peggy F. Keene

LANCASTER - Peggy Francis Keene died Wednesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

She was the daughter of the late Ernest Butler McKnight and Verdie Louise Jackson Geiger. She was a retired electrical engineer.

She is survived by a son, Charles Howard Smith of Elloree, S.C.; two daughters, Helen Hensley of Tulsa, Okla., and Judith Hensley of Lancaster; and a brother, William Smith of Elloree.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Ross. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lue Lancaster Sr., Lue Lancaster Jr., Dallas Wade Little, Charles H. Smith, Michael Johnson and Donald Smith.

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