Obituaries for May 19

May 19, 2004

Jay Gibson

Jay Gibson, 56, of Evergreen, Colo., died Sunday.

Born Dec. 29, 1947, in Lexington, he was the son of Thelma Hopkins Gibson of Danville and the late Tinley Gibson. He was co-owner of Craters and Freighters Co. in Denver, an Army veteran of the Vietnam era, and member of First Christian Church. He was a 1966 graduate of Danville High School and a graduate of University of Kentucky and University of Denver. He had owned restaurants in Denver and been a sales manager for Central Wholesale Co. in Danville. He was secretary of Danville's Kiwanis Club.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Nordyke Gibson; and two brothers, Steven R. Gibson of Houston, Texas, and Gary T. Gibson of Danville.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Friday.


Memorials may go to the Millennium Park tree planting program.

Miriam Mason

Miriam Mason, 57, of U.S. 150 East, Stanford, died Tuesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Mary E. Reed

Mary Evelyn Reed, 90, of Old Mitchellsburg Road, Parksville, died today at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Rachel A. Naylor

STANFORD - Rachel Atkins Naylor, 34, of Waynesburg, died Tuesday at her home. Survivors include her husband, Eddie Naylor. Arrangements are incomplete at Fox Funeral Home.

Ruel T. Lay

HARRODSBURG - Ruel T. Lay, 86, of Robards Court, died Tuesday at home.

Born Sept. 1, 1917, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Floris and Eva Turner Lay. He was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works of Harrodsburg and a member of Pioneer Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Devine Lay; a son, Gary Lay of Harrodsburg; three daughters, Janice Yates, Brenda Bradford and Sherri Lay, all of Harrodsburg; a stepdaughter, Janice Vaught of Danville; seven grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Mike West and Kenneth Whitehouse. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Don Yates Jr., Dale Yates, Jeff Noel, and Justin, Branden and Chris Lay. Honorary pallbearers are Lawrence Peavler, Butch Merchant, Marvin Claunch, Marvin Robinson, Truman Curtsinger and Johnny Bailey.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Memorials may go to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg 40330, or Pioneer Baptist Church, Sparrow Lane, Harrodsburg, 40330.

Anthony Passmore

LIBERTY- Anthony "Boggs" Passmore, 39, of Liberty, died Monday at home.

Born Sept. 12, 1964, in Lebanon, he was the son of Locia Murphy Pingleton of Liberty and the late Kenneth Passmore, and the stepson of Jesse Pingleton of Liberty. He was a gate hauler.

Survivors include his companion, Elissa McElroy of Liberty; two brothers, David Passmore and Keith Passmore, both of Liberty; and a sister, Sherry Perkins of Yosemite.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bartle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Caney Fork Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Craig and Brian Cochran, Matt and Tommy Passmore, and Joey and Kevin Eads.

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

Virginia Royalty

HARRODSBURG - Virginia Royalty, 92, of Harrodsburg, died today at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Arrangements at Ransdell Funeral Home are incomplete.


Lucy Adams

STANFORD - Graveside services for Lucy Adams, daughter of William and Heidi Adams of Stanford, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hustonville Cemetery by Dale Denton. She was stillborn Saturday at Fort Logan Hospital.

Other survivors include a brother, Corey Adams; two sisters, Samantha and Sarah Adams, both at home; maternal grandparents, Garland and Jean Adams of Stanford; and great-grandparents, Rose and Charlie Burton of Stanford.

Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frances P. Johnson

Services for Frances Pike Johnson, 76, of Shelby Street, Junction City, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stith Funeral by Stanley Young. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Lexington.

Born May 24, 1927, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Alice Murphy Pike. She was a homemaker, member of Parksville Knob Baptist Church and widow of Cecil C. Johnson.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Dale Johnson of Junction City; three daughters, Lula Mae Rich of Avon, Ind., Mary Alice Bowen of Lexington, and Dewana Johnson of Danville; a brother, Bill Pike of Gravel Switch; a sister, Flora King of Clarksville, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia L. Green.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Rich, Richard Bowen, Stoney Moore, Tommy Owens, Steve Turner and Rick Burchett.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Jewell A. Sims

Services for Jewell A. Sims, 85, of Alum Springs, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Alum Springs Church of God by the Revs. Keith Willoughby and Steve Willingham. Burial will be in Corinth Church of God Cemetery.

She died Sunday at Central Baptist Hospital.

Born May 20, 1918, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Ellen Bolin Frederick. She was a homemaker, member of Alum Springs Church of God and a liftetime member of the Women of the Church of God. She was active with Boyle County Senior Citizens and was the widow of Louis Sims.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

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