Obituaries for April 16

April 16, 2004

Gladys Stone

Gladys M. Stone, 78, of Count Fleet Circle, died Wednesday at Charleston Health Care.

Born Aug. 6, 1925, in Logan, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Bruce Hawks and Focie Mae Hawks Caves. She was the widow of Lonnie E. "Grump" Stone.

She and her late husband owned and operated the House of Stones jewelry store in Whitesville, W. Va. She was an honorary lifetime and charter member of Sylvester Baptist Church. She was also a member of First Baptist Church on Broadway. She taught herself to play the organ at age 48 and became the church organist and a soloist.

Survivors include a son, Mike Stone of Seth, W. Va; two daughters, Rosalind Chapman of Charles Town, W. Va., and Debbie Jarrell of Danville; one sister, Christine Bryant of Augusta, Ga.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Sylvester Baptist Church in Sylvester, W. Va., by the Rev. David Minturn. Burial will be in Pine View Cemetery at Orgas, W. Va.

Visitation is 58 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home and 6-9 p.m. Sunday, at Sylvester Baptist Church in Sylvester.

Memorials may go to First Baptist Church Mission Fund, West Broadway, Danville.

Betty Bates

LIBERTY - Betty Lou Bates, 56, of Fairfield, Ohio, formerly of Casey County, died Tuesday in Cincinnati.

Born June 18, 1947, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Docie Allen Eads. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Murle Bates; two sons, Buddy Bates of Fairfield, Ohio, and Mike Bates of Hamilton, Ohio; two daughters, Kaylin Bates of Fairfield and Virginia Dilley of Tampa Bay, Fla., one brother, Dennie Eads of Dunnville; three sisters, Marie Rogers of Dunnville, Janie Miller of Liberty and Donna Christian of Cincinnati; and four grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Danny Cross. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday.

Georgia J. Coleman

WAYNESBURG - Georgia Mae Jones Coleman, 72, of Robertstown Road, Kings Mountain, died Thursday at her home.

Born Feb. 27, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Harve and Bessie Yantz Padgett. She was a quiltmaker and member of Olive Baptist Church. She was the widow of George M. Jones and Troy L. Coleman.

Survivors include two sons, Richard and Howard K. Jones, both of Kings Mountain; three stepsons, Robert Coleman of Paris, Roy Coleman of Stanford and Ronald Coleman of Frankfort; two daughters, Betty Jones and Polly Burton, both of Kings Mountain; two stepdaughters, Diane McKay of Bushnell, Fla., and Rhonda Jones of Kings Mountain; six brothers, Orville, Richard and Willard Padgett, all of Waynesburg, Ernest Padgett of Verbena, Ala., Alvin Padgett of Lancaster and Bill Padgett of Crittenden; five sisters, Bertie Brown of Yosemite, Ethel Jones and Martha Black, both of Somerset, Barbara Eldridge of Dry Ridge and Ina Padgett of Richmond; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Harvey Jones.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by Mike Mullins and David Gambrel. Burial will be in Olive Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Ring, Robbie Coleman, Jimmy Ellis, Charles Ellis, Joey Ellis, Zach Jones and Junior Coleman. Honorary pallbearers are nieces and nephews.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

Memorial are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Curtis E. Guffey

LIBERTY - Curtis E. Guffey, 87, of Paducah and Kuttawa, died Wednesday at River's Bend Nursing Home.

Born June 9, 1916, in Vidalia, Ga., he was a son of Hubert Goodson and Willie Belle Fogle Guffey. He was a retired certified public accountant, former vice president of Princeton Hosiery Mill and Paducah Bank and Trust, and comptroller of Clausner Hosiery of Paducah. He was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Rizpah Temple of Madisonville, and master mason in the Plain City Lodge 449, Paducah. He was the widower of Nannette Duke Guffey.

Survivors include two sons, Craig E. Guffey of Kattawa, and Stan D. Guffey of Nashville; one brother, David Guffey of Maineville, Ohio; and one sister, Jessie Austin of Blackstone, Va.

Visitation will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday at Bartle Funeral Home with graveside services to follow at Middleburg Cemetery by Tim Guffey.

Memorials are suggested to be made to the Alzheimer's Association of United Methodist Church in Kuttawa.

Jackie Padgett

SCIENCE HILL - Jackie Padgett, 76, of Ky. Hwy. 1247, Waynesburg, died Thursday at his home.

Born Dec. 10, 1927, in Waynesburg, he was a son of the late Vernie and Ruth Jacobs Padgett. He was a farmer and member of New Life Church of God of Prophecy. He was the widower of Dorothy Sims Padgett.

Survivors include two sons, Garry Padgett of Hartwell, Ohio, and Randy Padgett of Colerain Township, Ohio; two daughters, Arlene Gastineau of Eubank and Cynthia Rachel Padgett of Waynesburg; three brothers, James Padgett of Necedah, Wis., Stanley Padgett of Somerset, and Elgie Padgett of Eubank; two sisters, Versie Techendorf of Port Heron, Minn., and Christine Eads of Somerset; five grandchildren; and six grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home by John Silvers. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery in Waynesburg.

Visitation is after 6:30 p.m. today.

Bobby Pike

HARRODSBURG - Bobby Keith Pike, 71, Mackville, husband of Geraldine Pike, died Thursday at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Candy Wagner

HARRODSBURG - Candy Lane Wagner, 37, Marimon Avenue, died Thursday at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

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