Obituaries for July 7

July 07, 2004

Morris G. Cloyd

Morris G. Cloyd, 63, of Taylor Road, died today at his home Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Robert F. Levin

LEXINGTON, Va. - Robert F. Levin, 94, a frequent visitor to Danville, died June 24 in Lexington, Va.

Born March 19, 1910, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he practiced law for eight years in Pittsburgh and spent four years as signal officer of a bomber crew in the Army Air Corps during World War II in both the American and Pacific-Asiatic theaters.

He worked as a traveling salesman, a greeting-card wholesaler and, after earning a master's degree in education at age 53, an elementary school teacher in Wayland, Mass. He served as president of Wayland Teachers Association.


Upon retirement in 1976, Levin volunteered in the Development Office of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He volunteered at a public elementary school in Lexington, Va., as a tutor, storyteller and founder-editor of a student newspaper. He was a volunteer at the George C. Marshall Library and Museum on the campus of the Virginia Military Institute.

Levin was a friend of Gene Kelly, with whom he produced an amateur show in their hometown of Pittsburgh. He was the widower of Louise Oppenheimer Levin.

Survivors include a son, William R. Levin of Danville; two daughters, Claudia A. Schwab of Lexington, Va., and Mary L. Koch of Lexington, Mass.; a sister, Lenore L. Wolbarsht of Watertown, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may go to the Louise O. and Robert F. Levin Fund, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, Mass. 02115; or to Rockbridge Area Hospice, P. O. Box 948, Lexington, Va. 24450.

Elsie C. Sabottke

CRAB ORCHARD - Elsie V. Carrier Sabottke, 76, of Nicholasville, died Tuesday at her home.

Born Jan. 12, 1928, in Lawrenceburg, Ind., she was the daughter of the late James and Dixie Emery Carrier. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Converse, Ind., and the widow of Herbert Sabottke.

Survivors include a son, James K. Cook of Logansport, Ind.; two sisters, Betty Pitts of Crab Orchard and Ruth E. Forrest of Nicholasville.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jim Harrison. Burial will be in Carrier and Pitts Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Paul Pitts, Starkey and Jerry Yeo, John Pitts Sr., James E. Carrier, Joshua E. Hardy and Allen Weston.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Thursday at McKnight Funeral Home.

Terri Tucker

OWINGS, Md. - Terri Tucker, 39, of Solomons, Md., died Saturday at her home.

Born Jan. 3, 1965, in Kettering, Ohio, she was the daughter of Virginia Wilson of Lexington and the late James W. Tucker. She was a special education teacher in Calvert County, Md., and had been named Teacher of the Year. She was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church and sang with the church choir.

Other survivors include a brother, Douglas K. Tucker of Lawrenceville.

Services were Tuesday at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bellevue Cemetery, Danville.

Memorials may go to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, Md. 20678; or American Cancer Society, Calvert County, P.O. Box 752, Prince Frederick, Md. 20678.

Blanche Ware

LIBERTY - Blanche Ware, 91, of Liberty, died Tuesday at Casey County Hospital.

Born Dec. 17, 1912, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Cecil H. and Ora Roberts Tarter. She was a homemaker, a member of South Fork Baptist Church and the widow of Roscoe Ware.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Tucker of Franklin, Ind.; two sons, Cecil M. Ware of Liberty and Lucian Ware of Columbia; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by David Coffey and Richie Curtis. Burial will be in South Fork Cemetery.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.


James S. Arney

Services for James Samuel Arney, 69, of Junction City, are 2 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Keith Willloughby.

He died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Honorary pallbearers are grandchildren.

Visitation is after noon today.

Justyne C. Leber

Services for Justyne Leber, 76, of Louisville, formerly of Danville, will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by Steve Wolfgang. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

She died Monday at her home.

Born March 23, 1928, in Whitley City, she was the daughter of the late Loren J. and Thelma Bryant Carter. She was a retired hairdresser, a member of Church of Christ and the widow of Harlan Leber.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Martin of Louisville and Carol Wiggins of Mount Sterling; two sons, Buddy Leber of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jimmy Leber of Crittendon, Va.; four sisters, Peggy Adkins of Dayton, Ohio, Doris Denzel of Carbondale, Ill., Betty Jo Fields of Clinton, Md., and Mary Lee Jones of Lexington; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Leber, Walter Wiggins, Jimmy Wiggins, Scott Douglas, Doug Prater and Johnny Pitcher.

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