Obituaries for June 6

June 06, 2004

Manelle A. Cox

Manelle Allen Cox, 84, formerly of Hustonville Road, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home.

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 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 by the Rev. Larry Cochran. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be B. R. Sanders, Tom Ensslin, Logan F. Spoonamore, Bruce Morris and Jeff Joiner.

Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Monday.

Memorials may go to McKendree United Methodist Church or the Kentucky Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 11700 Commonwealth Dr., Suite 500, Louisville, Ky. 40299.

Christopher R. Harp

HARRDOSBURG - Christopher Ray Harp, 30, of Nichols Street, Danville, died Thursday at his home.

Born July 18, 1973, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Betty K. Sherrow Harp and the late Jimmy Harp.

He was a landscaper for Chilton's Lawn Care in Harrodsburg and member of Hedgeville Baptist Church in Danville.

Survivors include a sister, Melissa Harp of Danville; a brother, Steve Harp of Danville; and his paternal grandmother, Nancy Proctor of Harrodsburg.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Lester Tirey and Lance Ladd. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bo Warner, Fred McQuerry, Shane Watts, Michael Chilton, Clay Westerfield, Billy Boswell, Tyler Goodlett and Larry Wayne.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Monday at the chapel.

Thelma Jones

Thelma Calhoun Jones, of Perryville, Road died Friday at home.

She was the daughter of the late John Ray and Maude Calhoun. She was a 1942 graduate of Centre College. She worked for the Welcome Wagon for 19 years and greeted people as they relocated to the Danville area. She also operated the Calhoun Farm.

Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Ray Freitag of Stony Brook, N.Y.; and one granddaughter.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church by the Rev. Tommy Valentine.

Visitation is after 4 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be deacons of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Charles Sisk and Dale Ellis.

James L. Woods

James L. Woods, 73, of North Moreland Place, Moreland, died Friday at his residence.

Born Oct. 28, 1930, in Cedar Creek, Lincoln County, he was the son of the late James E. & Clara B. Redeter Woods. He was the widower of Barbara Chambers Woods.

He was a member of Herrington Lake Pentecostal Church and the senior citizens of Stanford.

He was a heavy equipment operator for Danville Construction Company.

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

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

Services are 1 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Steve VanHook. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tony Griffin, Alan Shepherd, Ronnie Polson, Benny Burchett, Bill Bowden, Chuck Bowden, Jim Disney and Gary Woods.

Fannie I. Broce

HARRODSBURG - Fannie Irene Broce, 74, of Old Louisville Rd, Salvisa, died Friday at her son's home in Salvisa.

Born April 14, 1930, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Mary Holman Currens. She was the widow of Curtis Broce.

She was a Mercer County Schools' food service worker for more than 30 years and member of Clay Lick Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Danny Broce of Salvisa; a brother, Curtis Currens of Mercer County; two sisters, Dorothy Freeman of Salvisa and Elsie Gritton of Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Glen Gilliam and Gary Story. Burial will be in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Broce, Leonard Currens, Barry Currens, O.C. Currens, Ricky Robinson and Mike Freeman.

Visitation is after 7:30 a.m. today at the chapel.

Memorials may go to Gideons International, Post Office Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Virginia "Lu Lu" Elington

CLEVELAND - Virginia "Lu Lu" Elington, 55, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Tuesday in Cleveland.

Born in Danville, she was the daughter of the late Mayme Pope Wilkerson and John Pope Sr.

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