Obituaries for March 21

March 21, 2004

Anna F. Norris Hovious

MORELAND - Anna F. Norris Hovious, 86, of Mt. Salem, died Saturday at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.

Rebecca Majeske

HARRODSBURG - Rebecca Majeske, 80, of Talmage-Mayo Road, died Saturday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility.

Born March 17, 1924, in Danville, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Iva Mae Huddleston Shinkle.

She was past president of Presbyterian Women's Association, former member of American Association of University Women, a lifetime member of University of Kentucky Alumni Association, a volunteer at Mt. Pleasant Hospital in Michigan, and a former school teacher at an Army base in California.

Survivors include her husband, Earl Clifford Majeske; four daughters, Suzanne Reinbold of Lowell, Mich., Barbara J. McGuire of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Patricia Burberry of Harrodsburg and Elizabeth Fimbinger of Marion, Mich.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Harrodsburg by the Rev. Derek Baker. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren.

Visitation is after 6:00 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may go to the Alzheimer's Association, 801 Limestone, Suite E. Lexington, Ky. 40508.

Sam L. Collins

BURKESVILLE - Sam Leslie Collins, 86, of Burkesville, died Thursday at Thomson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.

Survivors include his daughter, Angela Pentecost of Danville; a brother, Otis Collins of Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Lafon Tieman of Butler, Mo.; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. today at Norris-New Funeral Home, Burkesville.

Burial will be in Jones Cemetery.

Virginia M. Gammon Devine

MACKVILLE - Virginia Mae Gammon Devine, 84, of Main Street, Mackville, died Friday at Spring View Nursing Home in Lebanon.

Born Sept. 25, 1919, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Frankie Owen and Clara Blanche Goodknight Gammon.

She was a Baptist, a homemaker and a 1939 graduate of Mackville High School.

Survivors include her husband, Emmitt Devine, and a daughter, Peggy Devine of Mackville.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Carey & Son Funeral Home by Fred Whitacre. Burial will be in Peter Cemetery in Mackville.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Gammon, Everett L. Russell, Jim Powell, Steve Nally, Mark Nally and John Osborne.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.


William J. Sexton

HARRODSBURG - Services for William Jefferson Sexton, 91, are 2 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Richard Easterling and Jerel Coffey. Burial will be in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

He died Thursday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born July 25, 1912, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Jess and Lillie Hale Sexton. He was a retired farmer and member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He was the widower of Lula Mae Jenkins Sexton.

Survivors include two sons, James Sexton of Harrodsburg and David Sexton of Lexington; two half brothers, Elmer Young Jr. of Stanford and Marvin Young of Somerset; a half sister, Irene Fields of Lancaster; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a step great-grandchild; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are David, Donald, Dale and Michael Sexton, John Hagman and Terry Yates.

Visitation is after 7:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may go to Gideons International Bible Fund, Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility.

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