Obituaries for Feb. 1

February 01, 2004

Bettie J. Cooke

Bettie J. Cooke, 72, of Waterworks Road, died Friday at her residence.

Born Oct. 6, 1931, in Danville, she was the daughter of the late Willie D. and Mary Miller Prather. She was the widow of James R. Cooke.

She was a retired bookkeeper for Centre College and member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, George M. Cooke of Danville; a daughter, Bettie L. Cooke of Danville; two sisters, Mary L. Harrison of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Hazel Wrede of Wilton Manors, Fla.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Camp Nelson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Hogue, Terry Hogue, John Bottoms, Kenneth Henry, Tom Cooke and Joey Major. Honorary bearers will be Kim Major, Sophia Silva, Chloe Beckner and Bella Cooke.


Visitation is 3-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Visitation for family is 2 p.m.

Harvey "Buddy" Sexton

HARRODSBURG - Harvey "Buddy" Sexton, 79, died Friday in Richmond.

Born Dec. 12, 1924, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Mary Bradford and Harvey Wayne Sexton Sr. He was the widower of Mae Hayden Sexton.

He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart while in battle at Iwo Jima. He was retired from Corning Glass and was a farmer. He was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons; Wayne Sexton and Richard Sexton, both of Mercer County; a daughter, Linda Sexton of Midway; a sister, Sarah Rowe of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and companion Betty Hubbard, of Richmond.

Services will be noon Tuesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. James Thobaben. Burial with military honors will be in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday and after 7 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Sarah E. Cochran

LIBERTY - Sarah Elizabeth Cochran, 83, of Ky. 49, died Friday at Casey County Hospital.

Born May 13, 1920, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late John Lee and Nettie Lee Atwood. She was a homemaker and a member of Atwood Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Burl Cochran; two sons, Burl Cochran Jr. and Boyd Cochran, both of Liberty; four daughters, Eva Howard of McKinney, Joyce Lynn of Bradfordsville, Judy Cox of Hustonville and Nettie Lynn of Liberty; a brother, Lee Atwood of Elk Grove, Calif.; three sisters, Loucille Deering of Lebanon, Betty Welch of St. George, Ga., and Eva Rodgers of Louisville; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Juanita Riddle.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Ed Parton and Joe Welch. Burial will be in Tapscott Cemetery.

Visitation is after 8 a.m. today.

Ronald Snow

WAYNESBURG - Ronald Snow, of Kings Mountain, died Saturday at Fort Logan Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Arrangements are incomplete at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home.

Dolly P. Turpin

MORELAND - Dolly Mae Payton Turpin, 73, of Stanford, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 28, 1930, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Obie Minks and Mary Humphrey Minks. She was the widow of Cecil O. Turpin.

She was a former housekeeper at Stanford House and cook at Charleston Health Care. She was Pentecostal in faith.

Survivors include seven sons, David Payton, Donald Payton, Wayne Payton, Rannie Payton, Bobby Payton and Gary Payton, all of Stanford, and William Payton of Burgin; 25 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Payton.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Rick Naylor. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Monday.

Sammy L. Lanham

SPRINGFIELD - Sammy Lee Lanham, 67, of Perryville Road, Springfield, died Friday at his residence.

Born July 16, 1936, in Washington County, he was the son of the late William Lee Jr. and Elizabeth Kimberlin Lanham.

He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church and an employee of Nally & Haydon Company.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Crouch; a son, Jimmie L. Lanham; six daughters, Theresa Bynog, Mary Jo Murphy, Lelica Milburn, Leslie Rakes, Thelma Lanham and Lela Eldridge, all of Springfield; two sisters, Mary F. Lynch of Fern Creek and Rosetta Cochran of Carmel, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. today at Carey & Son Funeral home by the Revs. Daniel Wilson and George Hourigan. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Lee Lanham, Eric Lanham, Brian Lanham, David Rakes II, Brad Coulter and Damon Milburn.


Regina J. Phillips

Services for Regina Ann Jones Phillips, 70, of Perkins Avenue, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Gethsemane Baptist Church by the Rev. Clyde Strunk. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

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