Obituaries 021904

February 19, 2004

HARRODSBURG - Fred Bugg, 87, of North Main Street, husband of Lula Mae Bugg, died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Zack Hopkins

NICHOLASVILLE - Zack Hopkins Sr., 82, of Nicholasville, died Feb. 12.

He was the son of the late William and Rosie Ellen Brock Hopkins. He was a self-employed steel fabricator and a member of the Buena Vista Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Loraine Russell Sams Hopkins; five daughters, Jean Day, Joan Drury and Wanda Day, all of Nicholasville, Sue Tuggle of Lancaster, and Rosie Saylor of Crab Orchard; two sons, Zack Hopkins Jr. and Johnny Hopkins, both of Nicholasville; two stepsons, Kenneth and Ernie Sams; a sister, Shirley Turner; a brother, Ernest Hopkins; 24 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Spinnewebber Hopkins; and five sons, Mike, Clarence, Billy, James and Ernest Hopkins.


Services were Saturday at Betts & West Funeral Home by the Rev. Darrell Mulcahy. Burial was in Negro Creek Cemetery, Rockcastle County.

Donations may go to Jessamine County Hospice.

Arvil L. Spears

SCIENCE HILL - Arvil Lee Spears, 81, of Orange City, Fla., died Monday at his home.

Born Sept. 24, 1922, in Ansel, he was the son of the late Theodore and Vida Spears.

He was an employee of Corning Glass Works in Danville, a member of Franklin Lodge 28 F&AM and a member of York Rite in Danville.

He attended Lake Helen United Methodist Church and was the widower of Avelene Godbey Spears. He also had been an Army veteran of World War II and a prisoner of war.

Survivors include a son, Arvis R. Spears of Danville; two daughters, Anna C. Spears Broce of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Alice R. Spears Smith of Deltona, Fla.; a stepbrother, Ken Wesley; a half brother, Arnold Wesley; stepsister, Lillian Wesley; four half sisters, Kay Wesley, Betty Spears, Sondra Drury and Faye Wesley; and five grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethelridge United Methodist Church by Brian Janes and Richard Otto. Burial will be in Bethelridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.


Anna Belle C. Chambers

STANFORD - Services for Anna Belle Cordier Chambers, 70, of Stanford Road, Lancaster, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Fox Funeral Home by Gary Story. Burial will be in Louisville Memorial Gardens.

She died Tuesday at her home.

Born Nov. 1, 1933, in Stanford, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Betty Barnett Cordier.

She was a former employee of McKechnie Manufacturing Co. in Nicholasville and a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church.

She was the widow of Hugh B. Chambers.

Survivors include three sons, Bryant Chambers of Nicholasville, Kenneth Chambers of Oveido, Fla., and Raymond Higdon of Paint Lick; three brothers, Harold Cordier of Stanford, Sam Cordier of Louisville and Billy Cordier of Crab Orchard; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Ernie and Bobby Cordier, Greg Snow, Michael Payne, Jerry Edgington and Randy Lainhart Jr.

Honorary pallbearer is Faye Price.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Wendell McGowan

LIBERTY - Services for Wendell Wesley McGowan, 63, of Liberty Manor apartments, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by David Eastham. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

He died Tuesday at his home.

Born Sept. 7, 1940, in Russell County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Evada McGowan.

He was a farmer and laborer, a member of Gospel Tabernacle Church in Somerset, and an Army veteran.

Survivors include a daughter, Becky Mullins of Somerset; two sons, Jamie and Marty McGowan, both of Liberty; a sister, Darlene Lyons of Cincinnati; four brothers, Keith Flanagan and Don McGowan, both of Faubush, Ertis McGowan of Somerset and Jerry Wilson of Russell Springs; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday.

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