Obituaries for July 19

July 19, 2004

Rice Clark

Rice Clark, 95, of Forkland Road, Parksville, died Sunday at Fort Logan Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Robert R. Cowan Sr.

LEXINGTON - Robert Roy Cowan Sr., 69, of Chestnut Street, Lexington, died Friday at Hospice Care Center.

A native of Boyle County, he was a son of the late Angeline C. and John R. Cowan Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Cowan; a son, Robert Cowan Jr.; a brother, George Cowan; a sister, Mayme Davis; a step-brother, Marvin Swan; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at Smith & Smith Funeral Home by the Rev. M.L. Gross.

Visitation is 5 p.m. Wednesday until service time.

Florence M. Elkins

Florence M. Elkins, 86, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.


Born Dec. 30, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Forrest Elkins and Christine McFerran. A graduate of Bate High School, she attended Kentucky State College and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include two sisters, Ann Schmellen of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Pearl Elliott of Chicago; a brother, George Woods; nine nieces and four nephews.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Hill. Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Crawford

STANFORD - James Crawford, 70, of Stanford, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Fanny Crawford.

Shawn Lewis

WAYNESBURG - Shawn Lewis, 24, of Ellison Pulaski Road, Eubank, died Sunday at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home.

Leo Malear

LANCASTER - Leo Malear, 86, Ross Road, died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.

William K. Stratton

HARRODSBURG - William K. Stratton, 74, of Short Road, Salvisa, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 14, 1929, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late William Preston and Eva Currens Stratton.

He was a retired engineer for the state Transportation Cabinet, Division of Bridges, and a a farmer.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 90 F&AM in Lawrenceburg, the Oleika Shrine Temple, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the Clay Lick United Meth-odist Church.

Survivors include his fiancee, Carol Becker of Campbellsville; two sons, William K. Stratton Jr. of Lawrenceburg and Ashley W. Stratton of Ludlow; one daughter, Pam Bourne of Frankfort; four brothers, Arnett Stratton of Lexington, Lyle Stratton of Bowling Green, Bobby Stratton of Salvisa, and Sherman Stratton of Powder Springs, Ga.; six sisters, Mae Redman and Frances Ellis, both of Denham Springs, La., Rebecca Clem of Salvisa, Kathleen Bowen of Mercer County, Lavenia Brammer of Danville, and Jeanette Sullivan of Monroe, Ga.; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Gertrude Hill.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. John Hockersmith and Pete Gilliam.

Burial will be in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Allen Wayne Bowen, Randy Orwig, Jeff Wayne, Ken Stratton, Jerry Bell, Bill Mann, Brian Bourne, Cody Stratton, Craig Stratton and Ted Hill.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Masonic services will be held 8 p.m. today.

Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, Ky. 40502 or to the local American Cancer Society, Post Office Box 102, Harrodsburg, Ky. 40330.

Kenneth W. Wall

LOUISVILLE - Kenneth W. Wall, 44, of Louisville died Saturday.

An attorney, he was a graduate of Danville High School, Stetson University and the Solomon P. Chase School of Law at Northern Kentucky University.He was the vice president of Fortune High Tech Marketing Co. in Lexington.

He was a member of The Temple, Kentucky Bar Association and American Bar Association, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church and Ducks Unlimited.

He was a past president of Sigma Nu fraternity.

Survivors include his parents, Pauline and Kenneth Wall of Danville; his wife, Lisa Yussman Wall; and sons, Logan and Zachary Wall.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Herman Meyer and Son Funeral Home, 1338 Allison Ave. Burial will be in The Temple Cemetery.

Visitation will be after noon on Tuesday.

Memorials may go to Kenneth Wall Scholarship Fund at Kentucky Country Day School in Louisville.

Information was supplied by Stith Funeral Home.


Ernest Griffith

Graveside services for Ernest Griffith, 53, of McClure Drive, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Bellevue Cemetery by Capt. Zach Bell. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Griffin died Saturday at his home.

Born Jan. 21, 1951, in Lexington, he was a son of the late Johnnie and Nannie Mae Griffith.

Survivors include three sons, Kenny, David and Ernie Griffith, all of Danville; a daughter, Donna Terrell of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Abe Griffith of London and Bobby Griffith of Milwaukee; a sister, Mary Martin of Lexington; a companion, Doris Shepperson; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Miracle, Wayne Perry, Freddie Mitchell, Lillard Paige, Terry Naylor and Thomas Lively.

Honorary pallbearers are Charles Hurt and Gary Smith.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

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