Obituaries for April 14

April 14, 2004

John R. Gordon

ROWLEY, Mass. - John R. Gordon, 80, formerly of Danville, a nationally-recognized portrait and landscape artist, died Monday in Rowley.

Born Aug. 17, 1923, in St. Joseph, Mo., he was the son of the late Neal M. and Mary Briggs Gordon.

He was a painter, specializing in oils and in portraits and landscapes, and also taught art at several schools throughout the country.

He was featured in an issue of American Artist magazine. He lived in Danville from 1934-41, graduated in 1941 from Danville High School, attended Centre College and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree from the University of Iowa.


Survivors include a son, John R. Gordon Jr. of Des Moines, Iowa; three daughters, Mary Gordon of Philadelphia, Martha Gersch of Iowa City, Iowa, and Carol Warmbrier of LaVerne, Iowa; a brother, Neal M. Gordon Jr. of Harrodsburg; a sister, Ann Mourouzis of Kettering, Ohio; and longtime companion, Barbara D'Antonio of Rowley.

Services were today at Roberts Funeral Home. Burial was in Rowley Cemetery.

Jimmy Blakey

MORELAND - Jimmy Blakey, 28, of Moreland, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.

David A. Scott

STANFORD - David A. Scott, 80, of Stanford, died Tuesday at his home. He was the husband of Mary Banks Gooch Scott. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.


James O. Selby

Services for James O. "Jack" Selby, 85, of Boyd Avenue, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Broadway, by the Rev. Tim Mathis. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

He died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 8, 1919, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Jim Ed and Addie Fox McCullough Selby. He was the widower of Hazel Roberts Selby. He was a retired supervisor for Corning Glass Co. and a former employee of Southern Railway, and a member of First Baptist Church, where he was secretary and treasurer for Andrew Sunday School Class. He attended Danville schools and had donated 100 pints of blood to the Red Cross.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Kelty Selby; a daughter, Lee Sellers of Harrodsburg; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be Clyde McCoy, Elwyn Smith, Daryll Farrell, Norman Reed, Harold Reynolds, Connie Horn, W.H. Furr and Bob Donlon. Honorary pallbearers will be Sheryl Robertson, Ray Burns, Glenn Galloway, members of Andrew Sunday School Class, Reed Nichols and Joe Greene.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to Danville Rescue Squad.

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