Obituaries for July 6

July 06, 2004

James S. Arney

James Samuel Arney, 69, of Junction City, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 21, 1935, in North Vernon, Ind., he was the son of the late Fred and Minnie A. Lacey Arney. He was a sand molder and steel worker at Noblesville Casting Foundry and a musician. He also was a member of Noblesville Moose Lodge 540 and the widower of Geneva Arney.

Survivors include three sons, James F. Arney of Indianapolis, Randy E. Arney of Tampa, Fla., and Bruce W. Arney of Perry, N.Y.; four daughters, Pamma Uhrick of Noblesville, Carolyn S. Rose and Christine Durham, both of Junction City, and Susie Raab of Indianapolis; two brothers, Fred Arney of Lapel, Ind., and Harvey E. Arney of French Lick, Ind.; three sisters, Julia Williams of Noblesville, Stella Burgess of Lapel and Martha Pryor of Indianapolis; 25 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, David L. and George S. Montgomery; and a daughter, Deborah J. Montgomery.


Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home.

Visitation will be after noon Wednesday.

Justine Leber

Justine Leber, 76, of Louisville, formerly of Danville, died Monday at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Jerry W. Cook

LEBANON - Jerry W. Cook, 62, of Bradfordsville, formerly of Danville, died Friday in Louisville.

Born Nov. 17, 1941, in Covington, he was the son of the late Jessie and Nannie Mae Adams Cook.

He was a 30-year employee of Matsushita and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Nelson Cook of Bradfordsville; a son, Christopher Cook of Danville; a daughter, Jessica Cook of Lexington; a sister, Janice Himmelsbach; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Graham of Gravel Switch; a stepson, Jerry Kuchar of Lebanon; and six grandchildren.

Services were Monday at New Life Christian Church in Bradfordsville by Herbie Goff. Burial was in Old Liberty Cemetery.

Memorials may go to New Life Christian Church.

Campbell DeWitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Della W. Grow

LANCASTER - Della W. Grow, 82, of Amelia, Ohio, formerly of Lancaster, died Saturday in Cincinnati.

Born Aug. 30, 1921, in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late David P. and Provie Maupin Wells.

Survivors include her husband, Elgan Grow; two sons, Wayne Grow and Michael Grow, both of Cincinnati; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Browning. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Arthur Oaks

STANFORD - Arthur Oaks, 69, of Stanford, died today at Fort Logan Hospital. He was the widower of Wanda L. Oaks. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Jacqueline Parr

HARRODSBURG - Jacqueline Parr, 72, of Providence Road, died Sunday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct. 4, 1931, in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Beulah Patterson Horn.

She was a former employee of the finishing department at Florida Tile Co. in Lawrenceburg and the widow of Bobby Lee Elliott and Edward C. Parr.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa E. Bradley of Lawrenceburg; two sons, Bobby L. Elliott Jr. and John D. Elliott, both of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Mary Merz of San Antonio, Texas, and Anna Johnson of Rogersville, Tenn.; a brother, Lance Deschel of Louisville; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Kenneth Whitehouse. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are David Lunsford, Gilbert J. Stratton, Charles Robinson and Harvey Anderson.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

George H. Preston

LANCASTER - George Hogan Preston, 78, of Cardinal Drive, died Monday at his home.

Born March 6, 1926, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late William M. and Elburtia Hurt Preston.

He was a retired farmer, an elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher and superintendent at New Antioch Christian Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Zella Casey Preston of Lancaster; two sons, Bobby Preston and George Preston Jr., both of Lancaster; three daughters, Marsha McQueary, Diane Strevels and Debbie Adams, all of Lancaster; a sister, Reba Cotton of Lancaster; two brothers, Harry L. Preston and John Paul Preston, both of Lancaster; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. Val McCord, William Arvin and Howard Coop. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brian McQueary, David, Stephen and Shawn Napier, Jerome and Andrew Adams, Justin and Evan Preston and Micah Stevens.

Honorary pallbearers are Jerri Cutross, Sonya Marshal, Sherry, Jaime and Erica Preston, Dana Gilbert, Amy Domidion and Kelly Strevels.

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

Robert C. Sandidge

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