Obituaries for Jan. 19

January 19, 2004

Jones H. Smiley

MORELAND - Jones H. "Joe" Smiley, 70, of Lexington, formerly of Hustonville, died Sunday at Central Baptist Hospital. He was a former University of Kentucky professor and tobacco specialist and was the husband of Opal B. Smiley. Arrangements are incomplete at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.

Edward T. Dubruvcak

Edward Thomas Dubruvcak, 85, of Jean Drive, died Saturday at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington. Born Dec. 2, 1918, in Olyphant, Pa., he was the son of the late Andrew T. and Mary Jaboroski Dubruvcak. He was a sergeant in the Army, having served for 23 years, including in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He also was a baseball player in the Japanese Minor League, playing first and third bases for the Nankai Hawks.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy T. Kitada Dubruvcak; a son, Edward E. Dubruvcak of Danville; a sister, Marian Dubruvcak of Olyphant, Pa.; and two grandchildren.


Services will be 10:20 a.m. Tuesday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Helen L. Phillips

Helen Louise Phillips, 71, of Benedict Drive, died Saturday at her home.

Born April 7, 1932, in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Wilbert and Flossie Poynter Anderson. She was in the restaurant business for 50 years, having been former owner of H&A Restaurant, Penn's Ham Shop and Lincoln Inn. She was a member of Mount Freeman Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Buddy Phillips; two sons, Donald Phillips of Jacksonville, Fla., and Kenny Scrogham of Danville; a sister, Doris Sinkhorn of Junction City; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.

James M. Broaddus

LANCASTER - James M. Broaddus, 68, of Cleveland, Tenn., formerly of Lancaster, died Saturday in Chattanooga.

Born in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Pleas and Nellie Cole Broaddus. He retired after 35 years with Eaton Corp. and was a Baptist and an Air Force veteran, having served in Japan. He was a member of Bowling Green Jaycees, Civitan and Sertoma clubs and a former past president of the ASQC Chattanooga Chapter.

Survivors include his wife, Priscilla "P.R." Broaddus; three sons, Jim Broaddus II and Andy Broaddus, both of Bowling Green, and Clay Broaddus of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Carolyn Whittaker of Lancaster; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Broaddus.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lancaster Cemetery by the Rev. Bryce McCulley.

Pallbearers will be Ron Cavett, Keith Zuidema, James Cabera, Bill Price, Ed Cross and Dariel Whittaker.

Visitation will be prior to the service at the cemetery.

Memorials may go to the American Cancer Society.

Spurlin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby M. Brown

MOUNT VERNON - Ruby Mae Brown, 92, of Danville, died Friday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born Oct. 5, 1911, in Garrard County, she was a retired non-denominational minister.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Services were today at Dowell & Martin Funeral Home by Glenn Gasser and Ben McMaine. Burial was in Lancaster Cemetery.

Allene Sayers

STANFORD - Allene Sayers, 73, of Stanford, died Sunday at her home.

Born July 28, 1930, in Crab Orchard, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Martha Hopkins Saylor. She was a retired manager of an apartment complex and a hardware and sporting goods store. She attended Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, William Sayers; a daughter, Marilyn Morris of London; two sisters, Gladys Saylor of Stanford and Doris Adams of Crab Orchard; and a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a son, William R. Sayers.

Services will be 2 pm. Wednesday at Fox Funeral Home by Curt Herrington. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-9 pm. Tuesday at Fox Funeral Home.

Verlon R. Shelton

WAYNESBURG - Verlon Ray Shelton, 56, of Ky. 328, died Saturday at his home.

Born Jan. 15, 1948, in Lincoln County, he was the son of Lillian Padgett Shelton of Waynesburg and the late Eugene Shelton. He was a former backhoe operator and an employee of United Railway Services.

Other survivors include his wife, Vee Clements Shelton; a son, Brad Shelton of Waynesburg; a daughter, Angela Shelton Witt of Waynesburg; eight brothers, Richard, Bennie, Gary, Tommy, David and Michael Shelton and Don and Joe Leach, all of Waynesburg; six sisters, Delorise Bunch, Ann Ison, Faye Snow and Susie Manuel, all of Waynesburg, and Vickie Jones and Frieda Reed, both of Cincinnati; and two grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant View Baptist Church by the Rev. Kerry Jones. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.

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