Obituaries for April 1

April 01, 2004

Oma G. Gross

CRAB ORCHARD - Oma Griffey Gross, 89, of Brodhead, died Thursday at Rockcastle County Hospital. She was the widow of Levi Gross. Arrangements are incomplete at McKnight Funeral Home.

Betty J. Meeks

LIBERTY - Betty Jean Meeks, 64, of Middleburg, died Wednesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Born July 27, 1939, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Alta Anderson Maupin. She was a homemaker and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Charley Meeks; three daughters, Debbie Campbell of Liberty, Rita Passmore of Indianapolis, and Jodi Lowe of Yosemite; two sons, Mike Malone of Bethelridge and Chester Hubble Jr. of Hustonville; three brothers, Jimbo, Johnny and Bobby Maupin, all of Yosemite; two sisters, Gay Arnie of Franklin, Ind., and Helen Putteet of Florence; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren


Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Poplar Springs Baptist Church by Noel Dodson. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday.

Vera Murphy

LIBERTY - Vera Murphy, 91, of Jamestown, formerly of Liberty, died Tuesday at her home.

Born March 4, 1913, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Ambrose and Elizabeth Phelps Wall. She was a homemaker, a member of Liberty Church of Christ and the widow of Arthur Murphy Sr.

Survivors include three sons, Arthur Murphy Jr. and Harold Murphy, both of Dunnville, and Hershel Murphy of Liberty; five daughters, Elizabeth Oriend and Joyce Brady, both of Sebring, Fla., Paulette Lay of Yosemite, Seleda George of Jamestown, and Rhonda McFarland of Campbellsville; 35 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Joy Wethington and Gay Murphy, and a son, Morris Murphy.

Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by J.D. McDonald and Bud Cain. Burial will be in Murphy Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today.

Velma Pennington

LIBERTY - Velma Pennington, 75, of Liberty, died Wednesday at Eprhaim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements are incomplete with Bartle Funeral Home.


Jane B. Gilson

Services for Jane B. Gilson, 90, of McDowell Place, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Norman Hagley. A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Ashland by the Rev. Lauri Strait.

She died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 29, 1914, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Mattie M. Settles Ballenger. She was a homemaker, a member of First Christian Church and the widow of Emmett F. Gilson.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Bruce Everman of Danville; two sisters, Ruth Walden of Atlanta, Ga., and Sara Klaboe of Oslo, Norway; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Friday.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.

Cathi C. Woods

Services for Cathi Mae Cross Woods, 44, of East Broadway, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home.

She died Tuesday.

Born May 15, 1959, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Edna M. Neikirk Cross. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph W. Woods Sr.; a son, Ralph W. Woods Jr. of Danville; three daughters, Edna H. Maddox of Harrodsburg and Anna M. Woods and Selena A. Woods, both of Danville; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Lewis Maddox, Ricky Herring, Jason Browning, Ebodio Sanchez, Jim Cline, Roger Odom, Carl Graham and Arnold White.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Reva Maggard

LANCASTER - Services for Reva Maggard, 75, of Hamilton Avenue, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Pentecostal Fellowship Church by the Rev. Jim Cook. Burial will be in Dix River Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 5, 1929, in Letcher County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ritter Banks Shell. She was a homemaker and a member of Pentecostal Fellowship Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jessie E. Maggard Sr. of Lancaster; two daughters, Genevieve Trent and Martha Maggard, both of Lancaster; six sons, Henry, George, Fred, John, Hubert "Duck" and Jessie F. Maggard Jr., all of Lancaster; two brothers, Verlon Shell of Lancaster and Arthur Shell of Bell County; 27 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters and two sons.

Pallbearers will be Michael Maggard, Henry and Verlon Shell.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday.

Kay Walker

LANCASTER - Services for Ottia Clay "Kay" Walker, 76, of Eubank, formerly of Lancaster, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Shelby Reynolds. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Hazard.

He died Tuesday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset.

Born Oct. 29, 1927, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Cecil and Caroline E. McMillian Walker. He was a retired construction worker and farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Mabel Cooper Walker; and two sisters, Annabelle Dennis and Billie Barnes Bryant, both of Lancaster.

Pallbearers will be Robert Walker, Manford Teater, Charles Ray, Oneal Carrier, Calvin Dunn and Sylvia York. Honorary pallbearers are Curtis Grider, Ray Hatfield, Bob Trowbridge, Thomas Hackney, Billy Leavell ad Bobby Fugate.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

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