Obituaries for June 27

June 27, 2004

Ray Bratton

Ray Bratton, 79, of Hustonville Road, died Thursday at his home.

Born March 17, 1925, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late John L. and Martha Ray Bratton. He was the retired owner of Town & Country Florist, a World War II Army veteran, a Kentucky Colonel, a member of Franklin Lodge 28 F&AM, the Oleika Shrine Temple and a 1946 graduate of Danville High School.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Haycraft Bratton; one daughter, Linda Burger of Danville; two sisters, Juanita Anderson of Danville and Berdeaux Moss of Lancaster; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Rod Bratton.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by Gary Story. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Fred Turnbull, Happy Belcher, Paul Morse, Bud Trayner, John Merriman and David Simpson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Kirkland, Ronnie Brown, Bob Nutter, Donald Spoonamore, Jim and Bill Critchfield, Phillip Nichols and Jerry Rankin.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.

Pauline K. Hendon

Pauline King Hendon, 80, died Tuesday at Harrodsburg Health Care.

Born July 11, 1923, in Sterns, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Vivian Strunk King. She was a retired waitress.

Survivors include two daughters, Pauletta Mowery of Florida and Barbara Van; two sons, Gregory Myles Hendon of Danville and Danny Mowery of Virginia; two sisters, Barbara King of Somerset and Maxine Miller of McQueary County.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home.

Bob Rheingans

Robert William Rheingans, 65, of Sterling Drive, died on Friday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Aug. 16, 1938, in Milwaukee, Wisc., he was a son of the late Ralph H. and Dorothy H. Rheingans. He was retired from FKI Logistics, a veteran of Air Force Reserves and a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary I. Rheingans; two daughters, Penny Rheingans of Columbia, Md., and Dawn McDonnell of Philadelphia, Pa.; one son, Richard Rheingans of Atlanta; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church by the Rev. Kristina Stuckel.

Memorials may go to First Christian Church youth group.

Madeline G. Jones

LIBERTY - Madeline Godby Jones, 78, of Louisville, died Friday at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville.

Born Oct. 22, 1925, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Dewitt F. and Rosa M. Godby. A homemaker, she was the widow of Harold L. Jones. She was a member of Preston Highway United Methodist Church, where she served as church secretary.

Survivors include a daughter, Cassandra J. Emly of Louisville; a son, Kenneth M. Jones of Louisville; three brothers, Ray Godby of Mineola, Texas, Don Godby of Buffalo, Texas, and Edsel Godby of Eubank; three sisters, Geraldine Carman of Middleburg, Shirley Vaught of Eubank, and Barbara Cox of Science Hill.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bartle Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Middleburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and after 1 p.m. Thursday at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may go to Preston Highway United Methodist Church.

John H. Poynter

LANCASTER - John Harmon Poynter, 89, of Old Danville Road, died Friday at the Ephraim McDowell Medical Center.

Born Nov. 11, 1914, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Archie V. and Melinda A. Poynter. He was a retired farmer and worked for 41 years at Feldman Lumber Co. He was a member of Lancaster Church of God, where he served as Sunday School superintendent and clerk for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Rosa Boyd Poynter; two sons, Robert M. Poynter and Gary W. Poynter, both of Lancaster; three daughters, Melinda K. Lamb of Stanford, Mary E. Rhodus of Lancaster and Carolyn S. Scott of Lancaster; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, John Harmon Poynter Jr. and James Logan Poynter.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Brasseaux. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Monday at Spurlin Funeral Home.


Michael L. Bodner

Services for Michael Lee Bodner, 58, of Hustonville, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Barry Harmon. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery.

He died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born April 29, 1946, he was the son of Marjorie Hogue Bodner of Junction City and the late Leo Bodner. He was a retired engineer for Norfolk Southern Railroad, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of Franklin Lodge 28 F&AM and Boyle Post 46, American Legion.

Other survivors include a companion, JoAnn Elder; a son, Kevin Bodner of Belmont, Calif.; a daughter, Dana Posey of Deltona, Fla.; a stepbrother, Roger King of Junction City; and a grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Roger and Alan King, Jerry and Todd Rogers, Carl Guinn and Brian Waters.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.

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