Obituaries for Jan. 13

January 13, 2004

John W. Asher

CRAB ORCHARD - John Wesley Asher, 80, of Ky. 3245, died Monday at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Sept. 16, 1923, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Beldon "B.G." and Maultie Langdon Asher. He was a member of Community Worship Church of God and an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley J. Hendrickson Asher; four sons, Michael Asher of Richmond, Ind., Keith Asher of Brodhead, Wesley Asher of Louisville and Kevin Asher of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Sandra Hampton of Pikeville; four sisters, Helen Wilson of Richmond, Ind., Callie Howard and Norma Floyd, both of Brodhead, and Marion Byrd of Lynn, Ind.; three brothers, Raymond Asher of Crab Orchard, Beldon Asher Jr. of New Salisbury, Ind., and Waldo Asher of Georgetown; 20 grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Community Worship Church of God. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery with military rites by Caswell Saufley Post 18, American Legion, of Stanford.


Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

McKnight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charlene E. Grow

LANCASTER - Charlene E. Grow, 61, of Leavell Ridge Road, died Monday at her home. She was the wife of Robert "Butch" Grow. Arrangements are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.

Ronald Henderson

HARRODSBURG - Ronald Henderson, 48, of Harrodsburg, died Monday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Theodore D. Nordenhaug

MACON, Ga. - Ted Nordenhaug, 64, of Macon, died Sunday at his home.

He was the son of Dr. Josef Nordenhaug of Oslo, Norway, and Helen Bacon Rampp of Louisville.

He was a graduate of University of Richmond, Va., and received his doctorate in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He taught philosophy for 40 years at Mercer University.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Fitchett Nordenhaug; a son, Dr. Erik Nordenhaug of Savannah, Ga.; a daughter, Stephanie Nordenhaug of Atlanta; a sister, Dr. Karin Ciholas of Danville; and two grandsons.

A memorial service was held today at Newton Hall, Mercer University. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials may go to Baptist World Alliance Hunger Relief Fund, 405 N. Washington St., Falls Church, Va. 22046.

Harold Pemberton

LIBERTY - Harold Pemberton, 74, of Liberty, died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Pauline Pemberton. Arrangements are incomplete at Bartle Funeral Home.

Leo K. Rhodus

LANCASTER - Leo Kenneth Rhodus, 73, of White Oak Road, Junction City, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born July 10, 1930, in Waco, he was the son of the late Walter and Lilly McDonald Rhodus. He was former owner and operator of Leo's Garage and a former employee of Wade Motor Co. He was a bass fisherman and the winner of several bass tournaments.

He was a member and deacon of Lancaster Christian Church, a member and past master of Lancaster Lodge 104 F&AM, district deputy grand master and past high priest of Lancaster Chapter 56, past grand patron of Danville Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 356, and member of Ryan Commandry 17, Danville Council 4 and Oleika Shrine Temple.

Rhodus served in the Army National Guard form 1949-1953. He was the widower of Hallie Green Rhodus.

Survivors include his significant other, Shirley Claunch of Junction City; a daughter, Becky Rhodus of Lexington; two sons, Nelson L. Rhodus of St. Paul, Minn., and Jack D. Rhodus of Danville; two brothers, Doug Rhodus of Cartersville and Lloyd Rhodus of California; four sisters, Geneva Fothergill of Cartersville, Mary Davis of Crothersvile, Ind., Delora Howerton of Lanham, Md., and Joy Lawson of Somerset; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Wendell G. Rhodus.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Ed Hubbard. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Sam, Nicholas and Harold Rhodus, Lee Christopher, Rick Hurt and Scott Stanley.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.


Mildred F. Brummett

Services for Mildred Lorrine Franklin Brummett, 68, of Alexander Drive, were today at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Potts. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery.

She died Saturday at her home.

Pallbearers were Bill Faulconer, Lewis Klein, and Thomas, Wesley, Timmy and James Brummett.

Honorary pallbearers are members of the nursing staff at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Memorials may go to the American Kidney Foundation and Heritage Hospice.

Minnie B. Reed

Services for Minnie Boyd Reed, 86, of Lexington, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Ussery. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

She died Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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