Obituaries for Feb. 4

February 04, 2004

Tonya L. Cota

CRAB ORCHARD - Tonya L. Cota, 36, of Douglas, Mass., died Monday at University of Massachusetts Hospital.

Born Dec. 18, 1967, in Fort Knox, she was the daughter of James and Brenda Hendrickson Cota of Douglas.

Other survivors include a brother, Jimmy Cota of Douglas; and grandfather, Charles F. Hendrickson of Stanford.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at McKnight Funeral Home by Dan Gutenson.

Burial will be in Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Geneva B. Minor

PERRYVILLE - Geneva Barnes Minor, 82, of Perryville, died Tuesday in Bradfordsville at the home of her son.

She was the wife of the late James H. Minor.


Arrangements are incomplete at Wilder Funeral Home.

Henry T. Wade

WAYNESBURG - Henry Thomas Wade, 93, of Waynesburg, died Tuesday at Fort Logan Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete at Fort Logan Hospital.


John E. Blakemore

STANFORD - Services for John Edwin Blakemore, 45, of Lancaster Road, were Tuesday at Freedom Baptist Church by Stewart Dawson.

Burial was in Flatwoods Cemetery.

He died Sunday at his home.

Born Dec. 1, 1958, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late J.D. and Nell Lear.

He was a member of Freedom Baptist Church, attended Lincoln View Center and formerly attended Flatwoods Baptist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Mae Blakemore of Franklin.

Pallbearers will be Ricky White, Johnny Williams, Mark Brown, Terry Holt, Ronald Penman and Ceryil Green.

Honorary pallbearers are Dorothy Green, Judy Patterson, Linda Penman, Tonya Geisendorfer, Becky Brogle and Carla Robbins.

James Manning

Services for James "Jimmy" Clyde Manning, 64, of Lexington Road, Lancaster, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stith Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

He died Monday at his home.

Pallbearers will be Ricky and Chuck Lawson, Bobby and Todd Yates, and Brian and Patrick Hillers.

Honorary pallbearers are Buddy Rogers, Tommy Raines, Gilbert Goines, Ryan Manning and Gordon Polling.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may go to Veterans Administration Hosptial in Lexington.

Mel Bonner

LANCASTER - Services for Mel Bonner, 68, of Danville Road, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Lancaster Christian Church by the Revs. Joe Hood, Bryce McCulley and Bill Hawkins.

Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.

He died Monday at his home.

Born Feb. 10, 1935, in Millageville, Ga., he was the son of Melton M. and Myra Spivey Bonner.

He earned a doctorate in divinity, was a minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for 50 years and a member of Lancaster Christian Church.

He was retired from the Comprehensive Care Center Mental Health Board, after serving for 23 years.

He was a member of the Critical Care Incident Stress Management Team and Kentucky Community Crisis Response Team.

He also was a member of Garrard County Ministerial Association and past president of the Rotary Club.

He was a member of Garrard County Chamber of Commerce, past president of Garrard County Democratic Party and served as chaplain of Garrard County District 1 Fire Department and sub-chaplain of Camp Dick Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Correll Bonner; a daughter, Myra Bonner of Lake Lure, N.C.; a stepdaughter, DeVera McMullen of Lancaster; a stepson, Charles McMullen of Georgetown; five stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Barry McMullen.

Pallbearers will be members of Garrard County District 1 Fire Department.

Honorary pallbearers are elders of Lancaster Christian Church and members of Camp Dick Fire Department.

Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today at Spurlin Funeral Home and after 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Memorials may go to Lancaster Christian Church, Heritage Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

M.G. Brown Jr.

HARRODSBURG - Services for M.G. Brown Jr., formerly of Burgin, will be noon Thursday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Harvey Britton.

Burial will be in Burgin Memorial Gardens.

He died Monday in Ashland.

Born April 27, 1923, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Miller and Maggie Lambert Brown.

He was a retired dispatcher for Kentucky Utilities, a member of Mercer Masonic Lodge 777 F&AM and a member of Burgin Baptist Church.

He was the widower of Alyce Elizabeth Denny Brown.

Survivors include a son, Robert Brown of Ashland; a daughter, Peggy Britton of Tell City, Ind.; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Rob and Chris Britton, Kyle Brown, Jack Coleman, James Dunn and Alan Vanarsdall.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Thursday.

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