Obituaries for Feb. 24

February 24, 2004

Serenity P. Davis

WAYNESBURG - Serenity Paige Davis, 3-month-old daughter of John and Ella Haney Davis of Pine Knot, died Sunday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. She was born Nov. 6, 2003, in Somerset .

Other survivors include two brothers, Jonathan Tyler Davis and Seth Ryan Davis, both of Pine Knot; grandparents, Kathleen and Doyle Davis Jr. of Stanford, Carl Bess of Pine Knot and Allene Bess of Bellview; great-grandparents, Pauline and Doyle Davis Sr. of Stanford; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Max Hester. Burial will be in Gooch Cemetery.


Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Joetta Denny

LANCASTER - Joetta Denny, 86, of Perryville Road, Harrodsburg, widow of Willie P. Denny, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.

Orville Polston

STANFORD - Orville Polston, 74, of McKinney, husband of Aleene Polston, died Monday at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Mabel M. Minor

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Mabel Morris Minor, 97, died Jan. 17 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

She was born in 1907 in Oklahoma, and was the widow of Bluford F. Minor. She was a graduate of Oklahoma University with a bachelor's degree in education and a member of Kappa Delta Pi honorary society. She was a certified teacher and taught elementary school in Chula Vista, Calif., and a charter member of Chula Vista Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and was a direct descendant of Col. William Whitley, a Kentucky pioneer. She also was a member of Twin Territories of Oklahoma, (Oklahoma and Indian Territories.)

Survivors include a daughter, Marion E. Ringler of Walnut Creek; a sister, Marie Bell of Altus, Okla.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held in San Diego.

Ruth R. Shoopman

LIBERTY - Ruth Russell Shoopman, 88, of Liberty, died Monday at Liberty Care Center.

Born July 22, 1915, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late L.B. and Jennie Bolin Russell. She was retired from Corning Glass Works.

Survivors include her husband, Earl Shoopman; a daughter, Vivian Lane of Liberty; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Clark. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Thursday.


Edward D. Sims

Services for Edward Donald Sims, 73, of Park Drive, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by Joe Smith. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

He died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 27, 1931, in Danville, he was the son of the late John W. and Lillie Gaffney Sims. He was a retired painter.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie Sims of Lexington and Donnie Sims of Tampa, Fla.; and a brother, Marshall Sims of Cynthiana.

Visitation is 3-7 p.m. today.

Hubert Webb

PERRYVILLE - Services for Hubert Webb, 85, of Mitchellsburg, will be 2 p.m.. Wednesday at Wilder Funeral Home by the Revs. John Watts and Dan Johnson. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Washington County.

He died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born May 12, 1918, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Leslie and Nora Bottoms Webb. He was a retired farmer and attended Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Oneida Cocanougher Webb; two daughters, Donna Poynter of Mitchellsburg and Rosemary Miller of Summersville, Tenn.; three sons, Randall Webb of Harrodsburg, Mike Webb of Perryville and Tim Webb of Mitchellsburg; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a son, Steve K. Webb; and a grandson.

Pallbearers will be Tony, Billy and Michael Webb, Chris Renner, Wayne Grubbs and Clifton Boyd. Honorary pallbearers are grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to Alzheimer's Association, Lexington/Bluegrass Chapter, 836 Euclid Ave., Suite 322, Lexington 40502.

Gary R. Helton

CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Gary Ray Helton, 48, of Cincinnati, were today at McKnight Funeral Home by Jimmy Dyehouse. Burial was in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

He died Saturday.

Pallbearers were George Manning, Audie Brock, Jacob Brock, Hershel Woods, Roger Helderbrand and James Brewer.

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