Obituaries for Aug. 20

August 20, 2004

Keith S. Pixley

Keith S. Pixley, 94, of Jo Drive, died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 7, 1910, in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son of the late Frank Pixley and Irene Shepard Pixley.

He was a farmer, firefighter and government police officer with the Atomic Energy Commission in Gaithersburg, Md. He was a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Mcdowell Pixley; a son, Carroll Pixley of Danville; and three grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

Visitation is after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may go to Gideons International.

Margaret Chilton

HARRODSBURG - Margaret Chilton, 90, of East Lexington Street, died Friday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility. She was the widow of Kellis Chilton. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.


Anna Ruth Martin

LIBERTY - Anna Ruth Martin, 72, of Strong Branch Road, Liberty, died Wednesday at Ephraim mcDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born May 20, 1932, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Anna Mae Roberts Cravens. She was a homemaker and member of Bruce's Chapel Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ray Martin; a son, Larry Martin of Floyds Knob, Ind.; a daughter, Lanna McAninch of Liberty; two brothers, Melvin Cravens of Liberty and Jim Cravens of Blanchester, Ohio; a sister, Matrie Morgan of Morrow, Ohio; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Revs. Clifford DeHart and Creech Richardson. Burial will be in South Fork Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lamie, Chris and Jason Martin, Michael Tapscott, Kieran McAninch and Eddie Cravens.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday.

William "Billy" Simpson

HARRODSBURG - William "Billy" Simpson, 54, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Alan F. Jefferis

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Alan F. Jefferis, 48, of Upper Arlington, Ohio, died Wednesday at his home.

Born Oct. 18, 1955, in Cleveland, he was the son of Harvey and Marie Jefferis.

He lived in Danville from 1993-1999 and was employed by DecoArt in Stanford. He graduated from Cleveland State University and played soccer for the university team and with the Cleveland Cobras. He was a member of Vineyard Church of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Jefferis; two daughters, Anna Jefferis and Susan Jefferis; two sisters, Ruth Jefferis and Elaine Bourjaily; and two brothers, Dave Jefferis and Don Jefferis.

Services will be noon Monday at Vineyard Church of Columbus, 6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio, by the Rev. Bill Christensen. Burial will be in Kingwood Memorial Park at a later date.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to noon Monday.

Memorials may go to the educational fund for Anna and Susan Jefferis, in care of any Fifth Third Bank.


J.T. Evans

PERRYVILLE - Services for J.T. Evans, 82, of Simpson Lane, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church by the Revs. Doug Wesley and Ernest Martin.

Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

He died Thursday at Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born June 12, 1922, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Dence Edward and Victoria Upton Evans.

He retired in 1985 as safety, transportation and communication director at Kentucky State Hospital. He was a former police officer in Danville and Harrodsburg and served as police chief in Perryville.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Leota Taylor Evans; a daughter, Patricia Evans Casey of Parksville; a son, Jerry Evans of Louisville; a sister, Jewell Ballard of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Wilder Funeral Home and after 8 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home and after 1 p.m. at the church.

Active pallbearers will be David and Charles Ballard, Jerry, Gary and Mark Taylor, Charles "Buck" Goode, and Jamey and Evan Casey.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.D. Westerfield and members of Evans' Sunday school class.

Memorials may go to Hospice Care Center, 1 St. Joseph Drive, Lexington, Ky. 40504.

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