Obituaries for June 4

June 04, 2004

Matilda B. Fitzpatrick

Matilda Bell Fitzpatrick, 98, of Danville, died Thursday at Charleston Health Care Center.

Born Feb. 24, 1906, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Eva Lena Taylor Bell. She was a homemaker and a member of McKendree United Methodist Church in Hubble where she taught Sunday school and was a pianist. She was a member of United Methodist Women and received honorable mention in Methodist Interpreter magazine for "Best Everyday United Methodist" in 2001. She was a graduate of Stanford High School, past president of Women's Christian Temperance Union in Danville and the widow of Robert Fitzpatrick.

Survivors include three daughters, June Hearin of Birmingham, Ala., Bobbie Jean Holtzclaw of Danville and Marilyn Acosta of Richmond Va.; seven grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Monday.


Memorials may go to McKendree United Methodist Church or Heritage Hospice.

Margaret Johnson

Margaret "Maggie" Johnson, 75, of Louisville, formerly of Parksville, died Thursday at Audubon Hospital in Louisville.

Born Dec. 5, 1928, in McClean, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Monnie Sherian Mills. She was a retired employee of Fourth Street Laundry and had been a nursing assistant at Ephraim McDowell Hospital. She was a member of Parksville Christian Church and the widow of Oscar Johnson.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Montgomery of Stanford and Julia Bilger of Louisville; two sons, Oscar Johnson and Ricky Johnson, both of Stanford; a sister, Mable Tingle of Raywick; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by Odis Clark. Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Bilger, Cody Johnson, Matthew VonLinger, Mick Peterson, and Joshua and David Montgomery.

Honorary pallbearers are Shane and Jeremiah Johnson, Joshua Held, Jordan Meece, Chris Alcorn, Ron Bilger and Carl Montgomery.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Saturday.

James L. Woods

James L. Woods, 73, of Moreland, died today at his home.

Born Oct. 28, 1930, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late James E. and Clara B. Redeker Woods. He was a construction worker, a member of Herrington Lake Pentecostal Church and the widower of Barbara Chambers Woods.

Survivors include a daughter, Margie W. Warner of Perryville; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Bernadina Sanders.

Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Jessie H. Adams

LIBERTY - Jessie Howard Adams, 93, of Waverly, Ind., died Tuesday at Morgan Hospital in Martinsville, Ind.

Born March 14, 1911, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Archie and Pricilla Atwood Adams. He was a retired farmer, a member of Brooklyn Church of God in Waverly and the widower of Marcella Faircloth Adams.

Survivors include three sons, Ernest Adams of Waverly, Jurl Adams of Cincinnati and Archie Adams of Bonita Springs, Fla.; three daughters, Nega Lee Baxter of Waverly, Fayrene Waldon of Franklin, Ind., and Connie Wilson of Greenwood, Ind.; a sister, Mae Edwards of Liberty; 23 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Don Walden. Burial will be in Caney Fork Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Sunday.

Christopher Harp

HARRODSBURG - Christopher Harp, 30, of Nichols Street, Danville, died Thursday at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Paul W. Starnes

RICHMOND - Paul W. Starnes, 55, of Berea, died Wednesday.

He was the son of Paul and Helen Elam Starnes. He was an employee of Okonite Cable, a member of Kirksville Baptist Church and Kingston Lodge 315 F&AM. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Other survivors include his wife, Carolyn S. Starnes; and two sons, Jeffrey S. Hillard and William E. Hillard.

He was preceded in death by a wife, Carol K. Gastineau Starnes; and two sons, Denny and Benny Starnes.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Kirksville Baptist Church.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.


Minnie C. Davis

Minnie Catherine Davis, 70, of Danville, died Monday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born July 13, 1933, in Springfield, she was the daughter of Will Graham and Millie Ann Warner Smith. She was a former employee of Danville Laundry, Golden Living Center and Senior Companions program and was a professional housekeeper. She was the widow of John H. Davis Jr. and attended Church of God of America.

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