Obituaries for Jan. 16

January 16, 2004

William G. Phelps

BRODHEAD - William Gene "Cisco" Phelps, 76, of Brodhead, died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

He was the son of the late William F. and Nell Kirby Phelps.

Survivors include two sisters, Geneva Clayton of Danville and Genevieve Mullins of Mount Vernon.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Marvin E. Owens Funeral Home. Burial will be in Deborde Cemetery.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.

Shirley M. Smith

STANFORD - Shirley Mae Smith, 67, of Hustonville, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born March 8, 1936, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Loma and Clodie Vest Anderson. She was a homemaker and a member of New Salem Baptist Church.


Survivors include her husband, Ollis Smith; three sons, Bennett D. Smith and Ronnie Smith, both of Hustonville, and L. Eric Smith of Harlan; a daughter, Connie Richey of Hustonville; a brother, Lawrence Anderson of Russellville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at New Salem Baptist Church by the Revs. Jim Norman and Matthew Jones. Burial will be in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Virgil Warner

HARRODSBURG - Virgil "Junior" Warner, 75, of Dixie Manor, died Thursday at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Born Nov. 15, 1928, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Homer and Opha Salmon Warner. He was a lab technician, retired from Corning Glass Works.

He was a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church and a former member, deacon, and Sunday School teacher at Eller's Memorial Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Riley Warner; a daughter, Debbie Cheser of Springfield; a brother, Bill Warner of Boca Raton, Fla.; a stepbrother, Maurice Warner of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two grandsons.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Robert DeFoor and Mike Conover. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Will and Clay Cheser, Everett Hall Jr., Marion Inman, Gene Yates, Greg Warner and Dennis Holiday.

Honorary pallbearers are members of Harrodsburg Baptist Church Glad Hand Sunday School class.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may go to Harrodsburg Baptist Church.


Theresa Murphy

A memorial service for Theresa Murphy, 76, of Cain Run Road, Stanford, will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Farmington Hills, Mich.

She died Dec. 31 at her home.

Born July 11, 1927, in Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and La Milot Descteaux. She was a homemaker, a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the widow of Robert Murphy.

Survivors include a daughter, Cathy Lawrence of Stanford; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michel Boissonneault.

Honorary pallbearers are Joe Farris, Mark Nulle, Joe Farris Sr., Ron Farris, Don Turner and Fred Hamilton.

Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Alford

WAYNESBURG - Services for Wyler Margaret Alford, 76, of Waynesburg, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Double Springs Baptist Church by the Rev. Brad King. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.

She died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born July 16, 1927, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Christian and Matilda Lademan Wyler. She was an employee of American Greetings Co. and Waynesburg Grocery, and a member of Double Springs Baptist Church where she has been secretary and treasurer, Order of Eastern Star and Senior Citizens.

Survivors include her husband, J.W. Alford; three sons, William C. Alford of Lexington, James L. and Robert C. Alford, both of Waynesburg; a brother, Rudolph "Bud" Wyler of Stanford; four sisters, Ida Gover, Elizabeth Cooper and Rose Carrier, all of Stanford, and Carolyn Helton of Fort Myers, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Christopher and Bryson Alford, Joey Police, Eric Wooldridge, Julian Wall and Jeff Sims.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Friday at the church with an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice or Double Springs Baptist Church.

Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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