Obituaries for June 3

June 03, 2004

Kenneth Bell

HARRODSBURG - Kenneth Bell, 70, of Beaumont Avenue, died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 30, 1933, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Raymond T. and Margaret Nichols Bell. He was a retired employee of Corning Glass where he was a melting operator and served in the Army Air Corps during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy E. VanArsdall Bell; two sons, Jerry Bell and Guy Bell, both of Harrodsburg; a brother, Ray E. Bell of Clarksville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Richard Easterling. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.


Visitation is after 6 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Friday.

Memorials may go to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102, Harrodsburg.

Grace A. Hambel

INVERNESS, Fla. - Grace A. Hambel, 59, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died Wednesday at her home.

Born in Chicago, Ill., she was owner of G and D Plaster Craft Hobby Shop and a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband, Martin Hambel of Beverly Hills; two daughters, Wendy Wardrip of Danville and Wanda Malphurs of Crystal River, Fla.; three sons, John Hambel of Parksville, Ted Hambel of Homosassa, Fla., and Ricky Hambel of Crystal River; a brother, Andrew Barranco of Missouri; and 14 grandchildren.

Heinz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie J. Hoskins

CRAB ORCHARD - Willie J. Hoskins, 72, of Gravel Switch, died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Glenda Hoskins. Arrangements are incomplete at McKnight Funeral Home.

Stanley G. Isham Jr.

HARRODSBURG - Stanley Garnett Isham Jr., 70, of Dry Branch Road, died Wednesday at his home.

Born Dec. 10, 1933, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Stanley G. and Cathryn Devers Isham. He was an automobile dealer in Harrodsburg for several years.

Survivors include his wife, LaVerne Wheeler Isham; and a sister, Mary E. Royalty of Harrodsburg.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by James Byrd. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry, Doug and Tim Royalty, Travis Wheeler, Robin Peavler and Bob Kennedy.

Honorary pallbearers are Lee Edwards, Alan Wilson, Don Yates and Richard Justice.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday and after 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville 40423.

Ada C. Lanham

LEBANON - Ada Christine Lanham, 82, of Gravel Switch, died Tuesday at her home.

Born Oct. 31, 1921, in Casey County, she was the daughter of John U. and Gertrude P. Daugherty Weatherford. She was former owner of L&N Depot in Gravel Switch and was the widow of Garnett L. Lanham.

Survivors include a son, Warren "Skipper" Lanham of Perryville; a daughter, Garnett Joann Moore of Gravel Switch; a brother, Ray Weatherford of Lebanon; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bosley Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Bratcher. Burial will be in Elder Cemetery.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.


Dorothy B. Ashton

HARRODSBURG - Services for Dorothy Ellen Baker Ashton, 53, of Boone Street, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Harrodsburg Church of God by Glenn Daugherty and Jim McWilliams. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at her home.

Born June 6, 1950, in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Anna Pearl Sanders Baker. She was a homemaker and a member of Harrodsburg Church of God where she served as chairwoman of the ladies auxiliary.

Survivors include her foster mother, Stella Brooks of Frankfort; three sons, Thomas Darland, Tim Darland and David Ashton, all of Harrodsburg; six brothers, Jim McWilliams of St. Louis, Bert Beeler of Portland, Ore., Jerry Simpson and Jeff Simpson, both of Louisville, Bobby McFarland of Georgia, and David McFarland of Frankfort; four sisters, Shirley Radcliffe and Linda Cave, both of Louisville, Connie McFarland of Frankfort and Jackie Neely of Richmond; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Harmon, Mike Hendrickson, Jimmy Coffman, Mark Steele, Doug Sewell, Marty Long, Marty Hurst and Keith Rogers. Grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

Arbie J. Conley

LANCASTER - Services for Arbie J. Conley, 80, of Lancaster, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. Bobby Brooks and Billy Estes. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

He died Tuesday at his home.

Born Jan. 16, 1924, in Magoffin County, he was the son of the late Edward and Leona Caudill Conley. He was a former mechanic for Stuart Powell Ford, a member of Drakes Creek Baptist Church, and a former member of Lancaster Fire Department. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a life member of Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his wife, Arcie Arnett Conley; a daughter, Debra Wilmot of Garrard County; two sons, Dwight Conley of Boyle County and David Conley of Perryville; two brothers, Carliss Conley of Garrard County and Harold Conley of Lexington; three sisters, Juanita Gullett and Christine Howard, both of Garrard County, and Felcie Bandy of Florida; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be members of Lancaster Fire Department and Jackie Trumbo. Honorary pallbearers are Delbert Newby, Collis Ray, Stuart Powell, Neal Murphy, Read Baierlein and Sharon Miller.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Phyllis D. Osborne

STANFORD - Services for Phyllis Davis Osborne, 73, of Stanford, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Johnny Adamson. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at her home.

Pallbearers will be Hugh Davis, Randy Hale, Ryan Magrish, Logan Boyd, John Samson and Jim Magrish.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

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