Obituaries for May 23

May 23, 2004

Betty W. Freeland

Betty W. Freeland, 71, of Carrigan Drive, died Friday at the Danville Center for Health.

Born July 10, 1931, in Stab, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Effie Whitson Whitaker. She was the widow of John O. Freeland Jr.

She was a homemaker and a graduate of Somerset High School. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist, Pruitt Sunday School class and Beta Sigma Phi International sorority. She was a former Cub Scout leader and Hogsett PTA president.

Survivors include a son, John O. Freeland III of Danville; three brothers, Glen Whitaker and Pete Whitaker, both of Somerset, and Herman Whitaker of Indianapolis, Ind.; and a sister, Bertha Sears of Somerset.


Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Benningfield. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens, Somerset.

Pallbearers will be members of John Pruitt Sunday School class.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to John Pruitt Sunday School Class, Centenary United Methodist Church or Gideons International.

Ian W. Durham

PERRYVILLE - Ian Walker Durham, 20, of Cocanougher Lane, died Thursday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Born March 15, 1984, in Lexington, N.C., he was the son of Larry Durham of North Carolina and Debi Osborn Durham of Perryville.

He was a lawn care professional with Growing Pains Lawn Service. He was a member of the Danville Church of God.

Survivors include a brother, Patrick Durham of Perryville; maternal grandparents Ed and Donna Osborn of Perryville; paternal grandparents Bob and Jacqueline Borrell of Maryland; and great-grandparents Ed and Helen Osborn Sr. of Pennsylvania, Ethel Utz of Florida, Ada McLean of California, and Tom and Barbara Price of Danville.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Danville Church of God by Larry Poole. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday at Wilder Funeral Home and after 1 p.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials may go to the Danville Church of God.

Phillip W. Johnson

POLK, OHIO - Phillip W. Johnson, 53, of North Main Street, died Thursday at his residence.

Born April 2, 1951, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Bryant Johnson and Clara Wilcher Johnson of Danville.

He was a self-employed contractor.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Cayse; a daughter, Debbie Wilson of Galion, Ohio; four sons, Dewayne Wilson of Polk, Phillip Johnson of Polk, and Brian Johnson and Mike Johnson, both of Ashland; four sisters, Delores Yates of Garrard County, Jean Shearer of Jessamine County, and Lorene Campbell and Diane Duvall, both of Danville; two brothers, Jimmy Johnson of Junction City and Bryant Johnson of Danville; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffery Carter.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Polk United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jean Jackson. Burial will be in Polk Cemetery.

Visitation is 11 a.m. Monday at the church until time of service.

Memorials may go to the Ashland County Cancer Association, 1200 E. Main St., Ashland, Ohio 44805.

Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Esther T. Wells

LIBERTY - Esther Thompson Wells, 87, died Friday at her home.

Born Dec. 8, 1916, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late John William and Florence Bell Thompson. She was the widow of Cecil Wells.

She was a member of Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene Wells Burton.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Ed Parton. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Visitation is 6 p.m. today.


Gary D. Robbins

STANFORD - Services for Gary Dean Robbins, 58, of Neals Creek Road, are 2 p.m. today at Willow Grove Baptist Church by the Revs. Brad King, Chester Cornett and Gary King. Burial will be in Robbins Cemetery.

He died Thursday at Fort Logan Hospital.

Born Sept. 6, 1945, in Frankfort, he was a son of the late Williams P. and Dessie Lee Miracle Robbins. He was a carpenter and a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Lanigan Robbins; a son, Richy Dean Robbins of Stanford; a daughter, Wendy Machelle Nevels of Junction City; three brothers, William J. Robbins of Lexington and Paul E. and Donnie E. Robbins, both of Stanford; and three sisters, Mary Lou Kirkpatrick, Betty Jo Cook and Pat Davidson, all of Stanford.

Pallbearers will be Danny Cook, Jamie Henderson, Powell Martin, Jack Hazlett, Bill Snyder, Don Houp, Gerald Henderson and Dwayne Miracle.

Honorary pallbearers are Dale Alford, Jeff and Todd Kirkpatrick and Charlie West.

Visitation is after 1 p.m. today at Willow Grove Baptist Church.

Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty B. Austin

SOMERSET - Services for Betty Louise Butt Austin, 84, of Lakeview Drive, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Scilley. Burial will be at Highland Methodist Church.

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