Obituaries for July 14

July 14, 2004

Bessie V. Coffman

Bessie V. Coffman, 70, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Saturday at St. Petersburg General Hospital.

Born Sept. 11, 1933, in Harrodsburg, she was a daughter of the late George and Alice Devine VanArsdall. She was a real estate broker and a member of Central Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, William D. Coffman Sr.; a son, William D. Coffman Jr. of Tierra Verde, Fla.; a daughter, Terri Dieter of Tierra Verde; a brother, George VanArsdall of Danville; and three grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Gethsemane Baptist Church by the Rev Clyde Strunk. Burial will be in Burgin Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Scott and Nick Coffman, Ralph Coffman Jr., and Victor, Billy and Johnny VanArsdall. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Friday at Gethsemane Baptist Church.

Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elma V. Davis

Elma V. Davis, 83, of Danville died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home.

Charles E. Thigpen

Charles Edward Thigpen, 50, of Ben Ali Drive, died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born March 18, 1954, he was the son of Shirley Laricy Thigpen of Savannah, Ga., and the late John D. Thigpen.

Other survivors include two sisters, K. Gayle Barnett of Danville and Patricia A. Jenkinson of Midway, Ga.; and two brothers, John F. Thigpen of Danville and Walter E. Thigpen of Savannah.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Savannah.

Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to American Kidney Foundation.

James H. Cooley

HOPKINSVILLE - James Harold "Jim" Cooley, 72, of Cadiz, died Sunday at Pinecrest Manor.

Born Aug. 17, 1931, in Marion County, he was the son of the late Frank and Delitha Campbell Cooley. He was a golf course greenskeeper and a Marine veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, as well as Junction City United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Talavera Cooley; two sons, Chris Knox of Hopkinsville and Phillip Young of Mobile, Ala.; eight daughters, Nicole Mann and Mary Ryan Martin, both of Hopkinsville, Christina Cooley of Cadiz, Cherry Emerson and Cathy Cooley, both of Danville, Carson "C.J." Markland of Orangeburg, S.C., and Tena King and Melissa Cooley, both of Junction City; two brothers, Randal Cooley of Hopkinsville and Wayne Cooley of Fort Wayne, Ind.; three sisters, Norma J. Robinson of Kokomo, Ind., Juanita Raynes of Junction City and Carolyn Weinger of Howery Branch, Ga.; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were today at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.

Vincent Riley

HARRODSBURG - Vincent Riley, 35, of Cole Lane, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Acey E. Turner

STANFORD - Acey Eugene Turner, 73, of Stanford, died today at Central Baptist Hospital.

Born Jan, 8, 1931, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Riley and Nancy Burton Turner. He was a mechanic and a member of Faith Fellowship Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen "Mondelene" Turner; a stepmother, Hazel Turner of Danville; five sons, Carl, Johnny, Mark, Steven and Tony Turner, all of Stanford; five daughters, Giggie Trent, Kitty Manning, Becky Roark, Jessica Roark and Monica Turner, all of Stanford; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Thomas King. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jerry and John Manning, Charles Trent, Troy Johnson and T.C. Propes Jr.

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

Memorials may go to Faith Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 354, Stanford 40484.


Jason L. West

LIBERTY - Services for Jason Lee West, 19, of Liberty, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Monty Lynn. Burial will be in Dogwood Gap Cemetery.

He died Monday.

Born June 10, 1985, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Richard R. and Pamela Murphy West. He was a farm worker and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

Other survivors include grandparents, Jesse and Jeanie Murphy of Liberty and Elizabeth West of Martinsville; great-grandmother, Oba Davis of Liberty; two brothers, Aaron G. and Jeremiah R. West, both of Liberty; and four sisters, Jessica, Rachel, Mackenzie and Haley West, all of Liberty.

Pallbearers will be Derek and Josiah Brown, Chris Brock, Aaron West, Randy Monday and Johnny Carmicle.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Thursday.

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