Obituaries for June 14

June 14, 2004

Melvin Cox

STANFORD - Melvin Cox, 82, of Ky. 501, Kings Mountain, died Saturday at Stanford House nursing home.

Born May 12, 1922, in Gravel Switch, he was the son of the late Elus E. and Melinda Hollon Cox. A member of Church of Christ, he was a retired employee of Danville Waterworks Department and a World War II veteran. He was the widow of Marie Terry Cox.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Walls and Connie Bastin, both of Kings Mountain; a sister, Christine Cox of Danville; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home by Wayne Galloway. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Ronald Estes

WAYNESBURG - Ronald Estes, 68, of Lexington, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Pulaski County , he was born Jan. 25, 1936, and was a son of the late Dennis and Bertie Gooch Estes. He was a former plumber with M.N. Berry Co., Somerset.


Survivors include his wife, Sue Coomer Estes; a son, Dennis Lee Estes of Lexington; two daughters, Teresa Hardy of Nicholasville, and Tammy Thompson of Greenville, Tenn.; two sisters, Vernie Bennett of Lexington and Ella Mae French of Jacksonville, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by Verlin Price. Burial will be in Eubank Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Carrol and Jason Estes, Kenny Hardy, Brandon Saylor, Greg Burden, Jerry Bennett, and Donnie and Jerry Girdler.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Madge Lee A. Oakes

WAYNESBURG - Madge Lee Allen Oakes, 85, of Greenhill Lane, Eubank, died Sunday at Stanford House nursing home.

Born Feb. 20, 1919, in Wolfe County, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Nancy Miller Allen. She was a former employee of Cowden Manufacturing Co. and a member of Mount Hebron Baptist Church. She was the widow of Jesse Lee Oakes.

Survivors include a son, George Benge of Hertford, N.C.; a daughter, Niletta Mullins of Eubank; a sister, Etta Benge of Stanford; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by C.E. Jacobs. Burial will be at Allen Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

Donald J. Reid

HARRODSBURG - Donald James Reid, 57, of Lexington, died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Sept. 17, 1946, in Frankfort, he was the son of the late Roy and Geneva Reid. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was a field superintendent for ITX Construction Co.

Survivors include a son, Nick J. Reid of Florida; and a granddaughter.

Memorial services and burial with military rites will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville.

Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may go to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102, Harrodsburg, Ky. 40330.

Velma W. Russell

LOUISVILLE - Velma Wilder Russell, 95, of Louisville, died Saturday at Baptist Hospital East.

Born in Harrodsburg, she was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, Highview Homemakers and the Long Run Association.

Survivors include three daughters, Berneice Tucker, Doris Jean Fendley and Beatrice Wright; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery, Hustonville.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may go to Bethany Baptist Church building fund.

Majorie M. Scott

STANFORD - Marjorie Messer Scott, 82, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Dec. 8, 1921, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Beaulah Sprinkles Messer. She was a homemaker and attended Hebron Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Marshall Brown Scott of Crab Orchard; a daughter, Lea Shepherd Wooldridge of Stanford; two brothers, Joseph Messer of LaGrange, Ga., and Levi Messer of Waynesburg; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was the stepdaughter of the late Martha Wren Messer.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Kurt Spond. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Demrow, Gary Johnson, Fred Reich-enbach, Jim Baird, Bradley McLaren and George Pleasants. Honorary pallbearers are George, Billy and Tommy Messer, Jimmy and Douglas Adams, David Miracle and Billy Gilbert.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may go to Hebron Methodist Church or Crab Orchard Church of Christ.

Jerry Snow

LIBERTY - Jerry Snow, 64, of Indian Creek community, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bartle Funeral Home.

Marion D. Voorhies

HARRODSBURG - Marion D. Voorhies, 77, died Sunday at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.


Margaret G. Taylor

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