Obituaries for Jan. 18

January 18, 2004

Mary G. Akin

Mary G. Akin, 77, of Springhill Road, died Thursday at Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born Sept. 19, 1926, in Perryville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Marie Harmon Gammon.

She was a retired secretary for the superintendent of Danville School Systems and a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, J. Gentry Akin; two sons, James G. Akin III and Richard G. Akin, both of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Ruby Davis, of Danville; and one granddaughter.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church by Tommy Valentine. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home, and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Michael, Patrick and Scott Yankey: William, Thomas and Jamie Hastie; and Alicia Akin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Barry Akin, Claire Moore, Laurel Major, Larry Barbour, E.R. Purdom, Arthur Muncy and John Chitwood.


Memorials may go to the Closer Walk Fund at Lexington Avenue Church, Heritage Hospice or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Rosie M. Hargrave

Rosie Mary Hargrave, 71, of Erskine Drive, died Friday at home.

Born Jan. 8, 1933, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Bertha Walker.

She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church in Perryville, where she was active in Missionary Society and Willing Workers Club.

Survivors include a son, John Hargraves, of Danville; a daughter, Carolyn Spalding, of Danville; a brother, Henry T. Walker, of Danville; two sisters, Faye Johnson, of Danville, and Clara Leslie of Indianapolis, Ind.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Perryville by the Rev. Willie Newby Jr. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church.

Mary P. Miracle

STANFORD - Mary Phillips Miracle, 81, of Stanford, died Friday at Stanford House Nursing Home.

Born Dec. 2, 1922, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Phillips and Kate Manuel Phillips. She was a member of Blue Lick Baptist Church.

She was the widow of Kimbell Miracle.

Survivors include two brothers, Bill and Foster Phillips, both of Stanford.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Johnny Adamson. Burial will be in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Gary, Wayne, Owen, Carl and Rodney Phillips, and Aaron, Buddy and David King.

Honorary pallbearers will be Susie Muse, Susie Padgett and Louise Goens.

Otis E. Kershaw

LIBERTY - Otis E. Kershaw, 71, of Liberty, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 14, 1932, in Indianapolis, Ind., he was the son of the late Victor and Edna Jones Kershaw. He was a retired employee of General Motors-Allison Divison in Indianapolis, a life member of the D.A.V. and V.F.W., a member of Casey Masonic Lodge 424 and both the Scotties Rite and Murrat Shrine in Indianapolis. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Sue Withers; a daughter, Amy Jeane-Sayre, of Indianapolis; two sons, Kenneth Kershaw, of Little Point, Ind., and Chris Kershaw, of Mifflenburg, Penn.; one brother, Elmer Kershaw, of North Little Rock, Ark.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Bryce McCulley. Burial will be in Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy with military honors by Casey County Funeral Squad.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home with Masonic honors at 7 p.m.

Hubert E. Sircy Jr.

HARRODSBURG - Hubert E. Sircy Jr., 72, of Harrodsburg, died Friday at home.

Born Feb. 20, 1931, in Lebanon, Tenn., he was the son of the late Hubert Sircy Sr. and Etwell Naomi Green Sircy.

He was a self-employed farrier.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Sircy; five sons, Justin Sircy, of Boston, Mass., Joseph L. Sircy, of Cary, Ill., James W. Sircy, of Latuna Canyon, Calif., John F. Sircy, of Paducah, and Jay H. Sircy, of Latuna Canyon, Calif.; two daughters, Katherine Sircy, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Karen M. Sircy, of Norfolk, Va.; a half sister, Carolyn Wilson, of Spokane, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew Catholic Church by Joseph Muench. Burial will be in a columbarium at the St. Andrew Catholic Church on a later date.

Visitation will be 5:30-8 p.m. today at the church.

Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may go to the St. Andrew Catholic Church Building Fund.


Shirley M. Smith

STANFORD - Services for Shirley Mae Smith, 67, of Hustonville, will be 2 p.m. today at New Salem Baptist Church by the Revs. Jim Norman and Matthew Jones.

Burial will be in New Salem Baptist Church cemetery.

She 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.

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

Pallbearers will be Daniel Richey, Brandon Smith, Nathan Thompson, Larry Anderson, John Jones, Gerald Jones and Chuck Smith. Honorary pallbearer will be Jordan Smith.

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