Services set for Jack Freeland, local pharmacist

Obituaries for Feb. 26

February 26, 2004

John O. Freeland

Services for John O. "Jack" Freeland Jr., 74, of Carrigan Drive, a local businessman, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Benningfield. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Somerset.

He died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Freeland, a pharmacist, purchased O.R. Ware Drug Store and operated it for 20 years. He opened the pharmacy at Wal-Mart and was a current employee of the Prescription Shop in Columbia.

He was a 1952 graduate of University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and a member of Kentucky Pharmacy Association.

Born Oct. 11, 1929, in Danville, he was the son of the late John O. and Edna Poston Freeland Sr.

He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, an Air Force veteran, a member of Gideons International and Boyle Rose Society.


Survivors include his wife, Betty Whitaker Freeland; and a son, John O. Freeland III of Danville.

Pallbearers will be the members of the John Pruitt Sunday School Class at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Friday.

Memorials may go to John Pruitt Sunday School Class, Centenary United Methodist Church or Gideons International Bible Fund.

Billy Wayne Henson

Billy Wayne Henson Jr., 61, of Baughman Avenue, died today at his home.

Born April 22, 1942, in Lincoln County, he was the son of Edith Westerfield Henson of Stanford and the late McClellan "Mac" Henson. He was a masonry contractor with Henson and Yankey Masonry and a graduate of Hustonville High School. He was a visual artist, painting portraits and watercolors, a two-time bowhunting champion of Kentucky Association of Archers, and a taxidermist.

Survivors include four sons, Billy Wayne Henson Jr., Mark W. Henson and Ben Henson, all of Danville, and Johnny Henson of Stanford; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday.

James Alford

HARRODSBURG - James "Buster" Alford, 51, of Campbell Drive, husband of Linda Yocum Alford, died Wednesday, at his home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday and after 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Other information is incomplete.

David E. Kurtz

HARRODSBURG - David Edwin Kurtz, 82, of Cincinnati, died Thursday in Cincinnati. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.


Edith J. King

Services for Edith Jeffries King, 96, formerly of Danville, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Harris Schultz. Entombment will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 8, 1907, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Martha Cochran Jeffries. She was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Danville.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeannette Sommers of Albuquerque, N.M.; a son, Curtis King of Amarillo, Texas; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jason R. King.

Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Saturday.

Louise Taylor

Services for Louise Roller Taylor, 84, of Paris, formerly of Danville, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Keith Willoughby. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Bourbon Heights Nursing Home in Paris.

Born June 19, 1919, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Nettie Willard Roller.

She was retired from Corning Glass and a member of Trinity First Church of God in Paris. She was the widow of David Taylor.

Survivors include a daughter, Agnes Singleton of Paris; a brother Carl Roller or West Liberty; a grandson; and a great-grandson.

Pallbearers are Eddie and Will Singleton, David and Donnie Roller, Lewell and Dallas Taylor.

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

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