Obituaries for March 25

March 25, 2004

Donna K. Earles

LIBERTY - Donna Kay Earles, 39, of Yosemite, died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born July 7, 1964, in Maine, she was the daughter of Dwight Earles of Yosemite and the late Ethel Buise Earles. She was a homemaker and a member of Pond Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Teresa Davis of Indianapolis and Dianna Thomason and Nida Anthis, both of Yosemite; and two brothers, Randall and Stacy Earles, both of Yosemite.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Delas Earles and Steve Willingham. Burial will be in South Fork Cemetery.


Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Helen Johnson

LIBERTY - Helen Johnson, 75, of Liberty, died Tuesday at Central Baptist Hospital.

Born June 6, 1928, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late William Ollie and Rose Woodrum Derringer. She was a grocery store merchant for 37 years and a member of Pleasant Grove Separate Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Johnson; two daughters, Rose Cox of Campbellsville and Norma Atwood of Liberty; a son, Gary Johnson of Liberty; a sister, Lois McFarland of Liberty; two brothers, Charles Derringer of Liberty and Roscoe Derringer of Acton; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Kermit "Freddie" Johnson.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Vernon Blakey and Kevin Rogers. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Melissa and John Shugars, Mark and Carrie Atwood, Marty and Matthew Atwood, Mandy Atwood and Misty Martin.

Honorary pallbearers are Brad and Lori Johnson, Brian Johnson, Shirley Shugars, Olivia Shugars, and Luke and Abbie Atwood.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.

Loy D. Pace

LIBERTY - Loy D. Pace, 56, of Huber Heights, Ohio, died Tuesday in Ohio.

He was a retired engineer, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and the widower of Juanita Richardson Pace, formerly of Liberty.

Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Olson of Orlando, Fla., and Michelle Badgett of Huber Heights; three sisters; a brother; and six grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Willow Springs United Methodist Church in Liberty by Danny Scott. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation is after noon Friday at the church.

McKinney-Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William H. Long

SCIENCE HILL - William H. "Bill" Long, 66, of Science Hill, died Tuesday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Born April 9, 1937, in Richmond, he was the son of Q.C. Long of Lancaster and the late Ethel Hensley Long. He was a retired employee of Tecumseh in Somerset and a member of Estesburg Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Winstead and Mark Winstead, both of Science Hill; two daughters, Melissa Morrison and Dianna Winstead, both of Somerset; two brothers, Marvin and Mason "Doc" Long, both of Lancaster; two sisters, Mildred Hale of Lancaster and Faye Back of Richmond; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Morris and Hislope Funeral Home by Gerald Carter and Zenus Eubank. Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday.

Mazie H. Morris

SCIENCE HILL - Mazie Haste Morris, 73, of Bethelridge, died Tuesday at home.

Born May 10, 1930, in Bethelridge, she was the daughter of the late Jason and Abbie Warren Haste. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethelridge United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Wavy Thomas "W.T." Morris Jr.

Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn Morris and Brenda Dick, both of Bethelridge, Glenda Sims of Kings Mountain and Linda Haste of Science Hill; three sons, Steve and Carroll Haste and Arnold Morris, all of Bethelridge; three brothers, Hobert Haste of Bethelridge, Harold Haste of Waynesburg, and Virgil Haste of Eubank; a sister, Sarah Jane Hendricks of Eubank; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-great-grandchild.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethelridge United Methodist Church by the Rev. Brian Janes and Greg Powell. Burial will be in Bethelridge Cemetery.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. Friday at Morris and Hislope Funeral Home.

Andrew D. Williams

HARRODSBURG - Andrew Devine Williams, 83, of Dixie Manor, died Wednesday at his home.

Born April 5, 1920, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late James Price and Bess Devine Williams.

He was a 1938 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, attended Transylvania College, University of Kentucky and Centre College. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941, where he served in North Africa and Italy from 1942 until 1945. He re-enlisted in 1945 and retired from the Air Force in 1965 as chief warrant officer assigned to the Air Weather Service as a forecaster.

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