Obituaries for Aug. 15

August 15, 2004

James K. Huffman Jr.

James Kinnaird Huffman Jr., 57, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Danville, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

He was the son of the late James Kinnaird and Elizabeth Rose Dennis Huffman. He was a retired investigator with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. He was a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church and the Elks Club of Frankfort.

Survivors include his daughter, Amber E. Huffman of Lexington; and an aunt, Katherine D. Cosby of Lancaster.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to the Humane Society.

Edwin E. King

HARRODSBURG - Edwin E. King, 76, of Burgin Road, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born Dec. 31, 1927, in Falmouth, he was the son of the late Audrey and Fannie McKinney King. He was a retired farmer and was retired from the USDA Soil Conservation Service. He was an Army veteran and attended Bohon Christian Church.


Survivors include his wife, Mary Roberts King; two daughters, Judith Peach of Versailles and Susan Hunt of Danville; and five grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday.

Robert Mercer

LANCASTER - Robert "Bobby" Mercer, 72, of Lakeview Drive, formerly of Hubble, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan., 6, 1932, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Harry Adams and Faye King Mercer. He was a farmer and a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon and past Sunday School superintendent.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Beattie Mercer; three sons, R. Bruce Mercer of Lexington, Barry F. Mercer of Hubble and Brian K. Mercer of Lexington; a daughter, Beverly M. Arave of Peewee Valley; three brothers, Edward K. Mercer of Atlanta, W. David Mercer of Demossville and the Rev. Frank A. Beattie of Spokane, Wash.; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Spurlin Funeral Home by Dr. James Rucker, Rev. Frank A. Beattie and Dr. William Morrow. Burial will follow in Lancaster Cemetery.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to Buckhorn Children's Center, 116 Buckhorn Lane, Buckhorn, Ky., 41721.

Donald E. Williams

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Donald E. Williams, 85, of Menlo Park, Calif., formerly of Danville, died Wednesday in Palo Alto.

Born Sept. 30, 1919, in Washington state, he was the son of the late Raimon and Else Williams. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a 1941 graduate of Stanford University and captain of the basketball team. He was a self-employed antique dealer.

He lived in Danville from 1954-1981.

Survivors include a daughter, Julie Ballard of Louisville; and one granddaughter.

Private services were held at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, Calif. Roller Hapgood & Tinney Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Richard O. Whitehouse

Services for Richard Owen Whitehouse, 69, of Spring Valley Road, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles White. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Mount Washington.

He died Thursday at his residence.

Born Oct. 9, 1934, in Spencer County, he was the son of the late James Harold and Dora Mae Hilbert Whitehouse. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Trinity Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Shearer Whitehouse; a daughter, Mona L. Hartman of Danville; a son, Bradley O. Whitehouse of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Helen I. Parker of Louisville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hilbert, Mike Hartman, Michael Parker, Darrell Shearer, Larris Goodlett Jr. and Bill Shearer.

Honorary bearers will be Leon Ellis, Jackie Smith, Charles "Corky" Smith, Garnett Woodrum and Kelly Burchett.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to Muscular Dystrophy or Hospice.

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