Lancaster physician Mac Vandiviere dies

Obituaries for March 3

March 03, 2004

Dr. Mac H. Vandiviere

LEXINGTON — Dr. Mac H. Vandiviere, 82, of Deer Path, Lancaster, died Monday.

Born in Dawsonville, Ga., he was the son of the late Augustus and Luna Castlebury Vandiviere.

He received his master of arts degree from Mercer University and his medical degree from University of North Carolina. In 1962, he founded the Haitian-American Tuberculosis Institute and served as medical director until 1972, and was resident in tropical medicine at St. Antoine Hospital in Haiti. He was the first physician to have joint appointments at University of North Carolina and Duke University.

In 1967, Vandiviere moved to Lexington as associate professor of Community Medicine at University of Kentucky and was appointed professor of Community Medicine, Pediatrics and Surgery. He was senior scientific advisor for the development of a new medical school curriculum in Indonesia and was a medical lecturer.

Vandiviere serviced Kentucky Outreach Clinics for Respiratory Disease in several districts. He retired from family practice in Lancaster in 2002 and was professor emeritus of UK. He served as a consultant, was on several medical committees and boards, and was the recipient of several awards during his medical career.


Survivors include his wife, Irene Melvin Vandiviere of Lancaster; two sons, Chris Vandiviere of Harrodsburg and Martin Vandiviere of Lexington; a sister, Jeanette Tift of Albany, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church by the Rev. Birch Rambo. Entombment will be in Lexington Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home.

Howard E. Holden

Howard Edward Holden, 79, of East Lexington Avenue, formerly of Ann Arbor, Mich., died Monday at his home.

Born Dec. 11, 1924, in Carmicle, Md., he was the son of the late Byron and Sinah J. Dolby Holden. He was a service planner for Detroit Edison Electric Utility Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Westside Methodist Church in Ann Arbor.

Survivors include his wife, Esther J. Veliquette Holden; a son, Harold Holden of Ann Arbor; a daughter, Diana Swain of Danville; a brother, Paul Cole of Eastham, Md.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home.

Elizabeth C. Browning

LEBANON - Elizabeth Carlita Williams Browning, 74, of Lebanon, died Monday at her home.

Born Jan. 13, 1930, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Mary A. Russell Williams. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Charles Catholic Church. She was the widow of Joseph F. "Joe Frank" Browning.

Survivors include two daughters, Lu Ann Mattingly of Raywick and Lisa Sandusky of Lebanon; six sons, Mike Browning of St. Augustine, Fla., Steve and Charles Browning, both of Lebanon, Carl Browning of Taylorsville, Tommy Browning of Danville and Chris Browning of Loretto; five sisters, Nancy Daugherty, Eleanor Caldwell, Wanda Buckman and Jeanie Daugherty, all of Lebanon, and Suzanne Buckman of Crestwood; two brothers, Ed and Larry Williams, both of Campbellsville; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Charles Catholic Church by the Rev. Gary Young. Visitation is after 3 p.m. today at Bosley Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Memorials may go to Marion County Relay for Life.

James K. Luttrell

LIBERTY - James Kendell Luttrell, 39, of Russell Springs, died Feb. 26 in Chicago.

Born May 8, 1964, in Casey County, he was the son of James B. Luttrell of Dunnville and the late Dorothy Patterson Luttrell. He was a welder and an employee of Cumberland Truss Co.

Other survivors include three daughters, Brittany, Emily and Bethany Luttrell, all of Russell Springs; a son, Jordan Luttrell of Russell Springs; two brothers, Greg and Doug Luttrell, both of Russell Springs; and a sister, Lisa Goforth of Windsor.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at McKinney Brown Funeral Home by Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in Birdie Russell Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Gadberry, Mark Roy, Darrell Shaw, James Passmore, Rodney Goforth and Jim Chanchler.

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

Kenneth Neagle

HARRODSBURG - Kenneth Neagle, 72, of New Dixville Road, husband of Della Neagle, died Tuesday at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Tennell Sanders

BRODHEAD - Tennell Sanders, 93, husband of Ethel Sanders, died Monday.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.

Beuna K. Vandiver

HARRODSBURG - Beuna Kyler Vandiver, 87, of Harrodsburg, widow of Garnett E. Vandiver, died Tuesday at Harrodsburg Health Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.


Carolyn Clarkson

Graveside services for Carolyn Mae Clarkson, 77, of Junction City, will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Bellevue Cemetery by the Rev. Travis Farris.

She died Monday at Select Specialty Hospital in Lexington.

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