Obituaries for Feb. 29

February 29, 2004

Irene DeBord Hood

Irene DeBord Hood, 81, of Erskine Drive, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born July 16, 1922, in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late Charley and Lottie Denny DeBord. She was the widow of Hubert B. Hood.

She was retired from Palm Beach Co. She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Charles E. Hood of Nicholasville; two sisters, Etna McKinney of Science Hill and Mattie Lovins of Somerset; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gethsemane Baptist Church by the Rev. Clyde Strunk. Burial will be in Bell-view Cemetery.


Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to the Gethsemane Baptist Church.


James E. "Jim" Troop

Services for James Edward "Jim" Troop, 88, of Madisonville, were Saturday at Stith Funeral Home by the Revs. Tim Mathis and Jerry Lester. Burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

He died Friday at Charleston Assisted Living.

Born Feb. 28, 1915, in Madisonville, he was the son of the late Charles and Lucile Hamilton Troop.

He was the store manager and advertising manager of Ruby Lumber Co. He was a member of Madisonville Methodist Church and a graduate of Madisonville High School. He was a bowler on the Ruby Lumber Co. Bowling Team and a fisherman. He was a master carpenter of miniature furniture, toys and building.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Roberts Troop; a daughter, Janice Campbell of Danville; a brother, Ralph T. Troop of Madisonville; a sister, Louise Osgood of Modesto, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may go to the Gideons International or Heritage Hospice of Danville.

Benton Cooper

STANFORD - Services for Benton Cooper, 84, of Stanford, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Beck. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

He died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Jan. 14, 1920, in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late Arb and Maud Daffron Cooper. He was a farmer and owner of Stanford Fruit Market for 30 years. He was a member of Harris Memorial Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth W. Cooper; three sons, Earl Cooper, Donald Lee Cooper and Gary "Buck" Cooper, all of Stanford; a brother, Estil "Shorty" Cooper of Hustonville; a sister, Elsie Butcher of Stanford; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be DeWayne, Christopher and Brian Cooper, Bob Harris, Kenny Stamper and James Moore.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Spurlin.

Memorials may go to Harris Memorial United Methodist Church.

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