Obituaries for May 10

May 10, 2004

Carrie R. Griffin

Carrie R. Griffin, 97, of Parkview Drive, died Saturday at her home.

Born July 30, 1906, in Junction City, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Davis Reynolds. She was a teacher for 25 years in Boyle and Danville schools, a member of First Christian Church, a graduate of Junction City High School and attended Eastern State Teachers College. She was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Garden Club of Danville and Daughters of the America Revolution. She also sold educational materials and was the widow of William T. Griffin.

Survivors include a son, W. Terry Griffin of Danville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be private.

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to First Christian Church building fund or Salvation Army.

Mary P. Hamblin

Mary Josephine Parks Hamblin, 84, of Timothy Avenue, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of Charles Hamblin. Arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home.


Sue C. Mason

Sue Carol Mason, 57, of Chesapeake, Ohio, formerly of Danville, died Saturday at Fort Sanders Severe Medical Center, Sevierville, Tenn.

Born Aug. 26, 1946, in Danville, she was the daughter of Melvin L. "Jake" Holmes of Danville and the late Virginia Pittman Holmes.

Survivors include a daughter, Lee Ann Healey of Camarillo, Calif.; a son, Reece Davis of Danville; a sister, Diane Reynolds of Danville; three brothers, Richard "Dickie' Holmes of Lawrenceburg, Melvin "Curtis" Holmes of Danville and Mark Holmes of Lincoln County; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Alfred D. Royalty

Alfred D. Royalty, 74, of Perkins Avenue, died Saturday at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.

Born Feb. 2, 1929, in Burgin, he was the son of the late William M. and Lula Cinnamon Royalty. He was a retired employee of Corning Glass Co., a Navy veteran of the Korean War and the widower of Myrtle A. Royalty. He also was a member of Shawnee Run Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Janice Royalty of Danville and Charlotte Royalty of Lexington; and two brothers, Bobby Royalty and Earl Royalty, both of Burgin.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may go to Alzheimer's Association or Thomson-Hood Veterans Center.

Toby Collier

HARRODSBURG - Toby Collier, 32, died Sunday in Lexington. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Dorsey D. Derringer

CRAB ORCHARD - Dorsey Dean Derringer, 57, of Waynesburg, died Sunday at his home.

Born Jan. 13, 1947, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Elmer Derringer and Mabel Phillips Taylor. He was a Navy veteran.

Survivors include two daughters, Sondra Martin and Tammy Stifanick, both of Waynesburg; a brother, Donald Derringer of Waynesburg; four sisters, Maxine Rigney of Memphis, Tenn., Ima Major of Maysville, Darlene Carmichael of Carlisle and Betty Gregory of Burgin; and five grandchildren.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at McKnight Funeral Home. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jackie, Milton and Scott Hammons, James Marriott, Eric Derringer and Alan Moore. Honorary pallbearers are Donald Derringer and T.J. Stifanick.

Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Annabelle W. Dennis

LANCASTER - Annabelle Walker Dennis, 79, of Poor Ridge Pike, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born May 26, 1924, in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Carolina McMillian Walker. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, J.R. Dennis of Lancaster; two daughters, Vonda Sower and Kisha K. Dennis, both of Lancaster; a sister, Billie Bryant of Lancaster; and a granddaughter.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Spurlin Funeral Home by Glenn Gasser and Ben McMaine. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

Charles T. Venters

HARRODSBURG - Charles Ted Venters, 70, of Nicholasville, died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Nov. 23, 1933, in Millard, he was the son of the late Charles and Lacy Justice Venters. He was a retired clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in Lexington, an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a member of Pioneer Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Rowland Venters; a son, Chuck Venters of Lancaster; two daughters, Suzie Hatfield of Burgin and Debbie Morris of Lexington; a brother, Jim Venters of Titusville, Fla.; several stepchildren; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Lewis Walter. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery with military rites.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until time of service.

Louise Hardin

MORELAND - Services for Louise Hardin, 71, of Bowen Road, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Burl Coffman. Burial will be in Moreland Cemetery.

She died Saturday at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Born July 8, 1932, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Faynie L. Upthegrove Taylor. She was a homemaker, a member of New Hope Baptist Church and the widow of Jack Hardin.

Survivors include a son, Dudley Hardin of Moreland; two daughters, Jane Hardin and Dianne Godbey, both of Moreland; two brothers, Jim Taylor and Floyd Taylor, both of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Lora Clem of Moreland and Gail Huffman of Midland City, Ill.; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Howard Gibson, Rob Huffman, Carlos Clem, Matt Cornelius, Stanley Hardin and Ray Marion.

Honorary pallbearers are grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

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