Obituaries for May 13

May 13, 2004

Julius Hungate

HARRODSBURG - Julius Hungate, 84, of Mackville Road, died Wednesday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Basil Spears

LIBERTY - Basil Spears, 57, of Bethelridge, died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 11, 1946, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Hershel and Ina Ashley Spears. He was an employee of OshKosh and a member of Bethelridge United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Sallee Spears; two sons, Tim Spears of Dunnville and Tom Spears of Bethelridge; four brothers, Burl and Burt Spears, both of Bethelridge, Barry Spears of Yosemite and Benny Spears of Liberty; and two grandchildren.


Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bethelridge United Methodist Church by David Eastham and Creech Richardson. Burial will be in Bethelridge Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Friday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

W.E. Summers

LIBERTY - W.E. "Gene" Summers, 82, of Ky. 1859, died Wednesday at his home.

Born Sept. 30, 1921, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Theodore and Pearl Hicks Summers. He was a farmer, a veteran of World War II and a member of Gum Lick Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Murphy Summers; a son, Ronnie Summers of Liberty; three daughters, Gayle Renner of Somerset, Kathy Hatchett of Campbellsville and Katie York of Liberty; three brothers, Elmer Summers of Liberty and Arlis and Wilbur Summers, both of Illinois; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Allen D. Summers.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Steve Martin and Jimmy Knifley. Burial will be in Gum Lick Cemetery with military rites by Casey County Funeral Squad.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday.


Albert K. Holsclaw

Services for Albert K. "Buster" Holsclaw, 84, of Lexington, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home by the Revs. William Peterson and Richard Guerrant.

Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

He died Monday at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center.

Born March 8, 1920, in Dayton, Tenn., he was the son of the late William T. Holsclaw and Ora Mae Hagie. He was a graduate of Hazard High School and served as an electrician's mate first class in the Navy Submarine Service in World War II. He worked for Commonwealth Life Insurance Co. for 36 years, first as an agent, then manager and vice president of two territories.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Mattingly Holsclaw; a daughter, Debbie Birdseye of Corvallis, Ore.; three sons, Stan Holsclaw of Lexington, David Holsclaw of Bowling Green and Jerry Holsclaw of Antioch, Tenn.; a sister, Helen Smith of Lexington; a brother, Roy Holsclaw of Lexington; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home and following burial at the home of Rube and Chris Kubale, 2826 Lexington Road, Danville.

Memorials may go to Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, Eisenhower Wing, 100 Veterans Drive, Wilmore 40390; or Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, University of Kentucky, 101 Sanders Brown Building, Lexington 40536-0230.

Joan B. Smith

Services for Joan Bevins Smith, 70, of Crescent Drive, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Parksville Knob Independent Baptist Church by the Rev. Ernest Fields Jr. Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the church.

Stith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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