Obituaries for June 30

June 30, 2004

Lee Irvin

Manford Lee Irvin, 72, of Logan Avenue, died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born April 22, 1932, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Bell and Ethel Reynolds Irvin. He was a retired steel worker for Duncan Machinery Co., a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge 29 F&AM, and an Air Force veteran of World War II. He attended Danville Church of God.

Survivors include three sisters, Jeri Lister, Christine Johnson and Juanita Chadwell, all of Danville.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

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

Charles F. Blankenship

HARRODSBURG - Charles F. Blankenship, 49, of Bohon Road, died Monday in Jefferson County.

Born Jan. 14, 1955, in Williamson, W.Va., he was the son of the late Howard and Rita Bentley Blankenship. He was a disabled coal miner.


Survivors include his wife, Sharon Taylor Blankenship; a son, Andrew Blankenship of Red Jacket, W.Va.; two daughters, Leisha Perkins of Cleveland, Ohio, and Taylor N. Blankenship of Mercer County; a brother, Randall Blankenship of Versailles; and a sister, Yvonne Dehart of Red Jacket.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. James Harley. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Davis, Ryan Wilcher, Ben Houston, Rocky Blankenship, Roy and Randy Hiles.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and after 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

David S. Hawkins

COLUMBUS, Ind. - David S. Hawkins, 63, of Columbus, Ind., died June 21 at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Born June 14, 1941, in Wolf County, he was the son of John H. and Bessie Layne Hawkins. He was retired from the Vernco Corp., where he worked in quality control, and was a member of Central Heights Church of God and National Muzzleloader Rifle Association.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Taylor Hawkins; a son, Shawn D. Hawkins of Columbus; three brothers, Elmer Hawkins of Columbus, Delbert Hawkins of Crab Orchard, and Felmer Hawkins of Eubank; and three sisters, Clara Cantrell of Shelby Gap, Thetta Denney of Crab Orchard, and Loretta Connors of Stanford.

Services were Saturday at Community Church of Columbus by the Rev. Dan Gutenson. Burial was in Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorials may go to the David S. Hawkins Memorial Fund.

Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Robert Ellsworth

A memorial services for Robert Edd "Bob" Ellsworth, of Pecos Circle, will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Temple Adath Israel in Lexington by Marc A. Kline. Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

He died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born in McLoud, Okla., he was the son of the late Richard and Judy Nelson Ellsworth. He was a member of Temple Adath Israel and an Army veteran. He was owner of National Machinery Transport in Danville and Chico, Calif., and formerly had worked at Lexington Cartage and Dasher Express. He was a former bull rider and member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia B. "Cindy" Ellsworth; two sons, Justin L. Ellsworth and Eric B. Ellsworth, both of Danville.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.

Carol W. Davis

LIBERTY - Services for Carol Wilson Davis, 61, of Cincinnati, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bartle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

She died Sunday at Hospice of Cincinnati.

Born Jan. 23, 1943, in Liberty, she was the daughter of Lula True Wilson of Liberty and the late Elmer Wilson. She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Calvert Davis; a daughter, Robin Sutherland of Cincinnati; two stepdaughters, Carolee Davis Liberty and Debbie Gilbert of Milford, Ohio; a sister, Patty Beeler of Hustonville; three brothers, Donald Wilson and Glen Wilson, both of Liberty, and Greg Wilson of Berea; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Johnny and Todd Wilson, Jason Sutherland, Ronnie Gilbert, Stuart Cochran and Mike Luckett. Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Davis, Eric Combs, John White and Seth Norrholm.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday.

Memorials may go to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, Ohio 45263-3597.

Shirley J. Johnson

LANCASTER - Services for Shirley Jean Davis Johnson, 51, of Hurt Lane, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Brasseaux. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

She died Monday at her home.

Born July 7, 1951, in Garrard County, she was the daughter of Alvin and Mae Cornelius Davis of Lancaster. She was a homemaker and affiliated with Church of God.

Survivors include a daughter, Kim Johnson of Garrard County; two sons, Daryl Johnson of Lincoln County and Alvin Johnson of Garrard County; two brothers, Danny Sebastian and Jeff Sebastian, both of Lancaster; a companion, Lee Broughton of Garrard County; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Lee Broughton, Jeff Sebastian, Joe and Donald Cornelius, Robbie Grow and Earl Foley. Honorary pallbearer is Ernie Estes.

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

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