Obituaries for May 16

May 16, 2004

Lillian Furr

Lillian Verniece Watkins Furr, 88, of Danville, died Friday at Danville Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born May 16, 1915, in Danville, she was the daughter of the late Jerry Thomas and Vista Lee Carstensen Watkins. She was the widow of John Routt "J.R." Furr. She was a retired seamstress at Palm Beach Co. and a longtime member of the Fidelis Sunday School class at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Paul Furr of Sneads Ferry, N.C.; three granddaughters; and five great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home.

Harlan Francis

STANFORD - Harlan Francis, 86, of Stanford, died Saturday.

Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.


Eugene Gilpin

LIBERTY - Eugene Gilpin, 84, of Liberty, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born April 19, 1920, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Albert and Kate Mason Gilpin. He was a retired Butternut Bread truck driver.

Survivors include two sons, Donnie Gilpin of Franklin, Ind., and Bradley Gilpin of California; a daughter, Alma J. Crockett of Pikeville; three brothers, Clifford Gilpin of Franklin, Ind., Glen Gilpin of Ohio and Albert Gilpin Jr. of California; and several grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Maurice F. Lester

HARRODSBURG - Maurice F. Lester, age 86, of Harrodsburg, died Friday at Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born March 12, 1918, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late William and Chloe Riley Lester. He owned and operated Lester's Service Station for several years, was a school bus driver for the Mercer County school system, a carpenter, mechanic and worked as the cooper at Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill. He was a member of Bruner's Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a deacon for more than 40 years and a trustee for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Carr Lester; two daughters, Jo Anne Logue of Harrodsburg and Doris Thompson of Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Greg Humpert and Jack Geurin. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kevin C. Logue, Joe O. Walters, Bobby M. Thompson, Thomas Aldridge, Jay Walters, Dane Thomas Aldridge, Jack Logue, Lorrie Walters and Jennifer Aldridge.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Lester, Carlos Lester, Lynn Nichols, Nolen Nichols and Earl Kent Nichols.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Monday at the chapel.

Memorials may go to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg 40330, or Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville 40422.

Wayne Luttrell

LIBERTY - Wayne Luttrell, 77, of Liberty, died Saturday in Liberty.

Born Aug. 24, 1926, in Casey County, the son of the late Braxton and Edith Moran Luttrell. A member of Dunnville Christian Church, he was a retired chef at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Jones of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Patricia Luttrell of Liberty; a brother, Don Luttrell of Colorado Springs; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Luttrell.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by J.D. McDonald. Burial will be in South Fork Cemetery.

Visitation is after 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ann McDuffey

HARRODSBURG - Ann Elizabeth Dalton McDuffey, 86, of Burgin, died Saturday at home.

Born March 7, 1918, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late John and Jannie Cinnamon Dalton. She was a homemaker and member of Shawnee Run Baptist Church, and was known as the "Grandma of Burgin Fire Department." She was the widow of William Franklin McDuffey.

Survivors include two daughters, Ella Mae James and Judy Horton, both of Burgin; a sister, Lois Smith of Burgin; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Lester Tirey. Burial will be in Shawnee Run Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may go to the Burgin Fire Department, P.O. Box 94, Burgin 40310.

Amos Mitchell

SCIENCE HILL - Amos Mitchell, 69, of Waynesburg, died Friday at home.

Born Feb. 23, 1935, he was the son of Edward and Zula Padgett Mitchell. He was a retired roofer and a member of Blue Lick Baptist Church.

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