Obituaries for May 20

May 20, 2004

Louise Coffman

STANFORD - Louise Coffman, 81, of Hustonville, died Wednesday at her home. She was the wife of George Coffman. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

William J. Daugherty

NICHOLASVILLE - William Joseph "Joe" Daugherty, 77, of Nicholasville, died Tuesday at his home.

Born on Nov. 8, 1926, in Danville, he was the son of the late Pat and Myrtle Vaught Daugherty. He was a graduate of Danville High School, attended Centre College and was a World War II veteran. He retired from the National Life-American General Insurance Co. after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Nicholasville Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where he was a deacon emeritus and a trustee.

He was co-founder of the Jessamine County Little League Association where coached for 15 years. He served on the founding board of directors of Habitat for Humanity in Jessamine County and on the original board of directors for Jessamine County Hospice. He was a member of the Kentucky School Board Association for 10 years. At his death, he was serving as an elected member of the Nicholasville City Commission, a position he held for 18 years.


Survivors include his wife, Betty Shearer Daugherty; a daughter, Lynn Roger Thomas of Nicholasville; two sons, John Daugherty of Nicholasville and Tom Daugherty of Morehead; and two sisters, Margaret Daugherty and Dorothy Daugherty Cole, both of Nicholasville.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Nicholasville Christian Church by the Rev. Greg Porterfield. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the church, and after 11 a.m. Friday.

Leonard W. Johnson

MORELAND - Leonard Ward Johnson, 83, died Wednesday at Liberty Care Center.

Born March 13, 1921, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Elish and Eleanor Fair Johnson. A retired farmer, he was the widower of Annie Sears Johnson.

Survivors include a son, Leonard Sammy Johnson of Casey County; three sisters, Bessie Lynn of Liberty, Della Rogers and Bertha Belcher, both of Patoka, Ind.; and two brothers, William L. Johnson of Liberty and Orbie E. Johnson of Princeton, Ind.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Visitation will be 12:30-2 p.m. Friday.

Howard Lay

LANCASTER - Howard Lay, 61, of Conns Lane, died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Lay. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Neal K. Milburn

SPRINGFIELD - Neal K. Milburn, 74, of Alma Avenue, died Monday at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington.

Born on March 23, 1930, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late B.D. and Anna Pearl Gray Milburn. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and Springfield Masonic Lodge. He was a Korean War veteran and a retired truck driver for Barton Brands Ltd.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl Padgett Milburn; a son, Larry Neal Milburn of Springfield; a daughter, Kathy Pina of Lexington; and two sisters, Brenda Barnett of Perryville and Wanda Anderson of DeKalb, Ill.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Carey & Son Funeral Home by the Revs. John McDaniel and David Simpson. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Willie Miller

CRAB ORCHARD - Willie Miller, 88, of Clover Court, Stanford, died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 29, 1915, in Lincoln County, he was a member of Watts Chapel Baptist Church.

He was a former Sunday school teacher and deacon of Stanford Baptist and Fair-view Baptist churches.

Survivors include his wife, Vula Padgett Miller and a daughter, Linda Shelton of Crab Orchard.

Services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at McKnight Funeral Home by Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J.R. Davidson, John Stevens, Bobby Coulter, Wayne Greer, James Bailey and Joe Crain.

Visitation will be after 10:30 a.m. Friday until services.

Memorials may go to American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231.

Terri Pitman

FRANKFORT - Terri Pitman, 53, of Stanford, died Monday at her home.

Born Aug. 2, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was a daughter of Dealers Cracolici McKeown of Cincinnati and the late Andrew McKeown. She was a widow of Larry Pitman.

She was a customer service representative at DecoArt in Stanford. She had been a member and secretary at Good Shepherd Church in Frankfort and the coordinator of religious education and minister of youth at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lexington and SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Danville.

Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Sexton of Frankfort; a son, Randy Pitman of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Claire Krane and Catherine Helferich, both of Cincinnati; three brothers, Jim, John and Tim McKeown, all of Cincinnati; and three grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Good Shepherd by the Rev. Linh Nguyen. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

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