Bill Blair, former A-M linotype operator, dies

obituaries for Sept. 2

September 02, 2004

James V. Blair

James V. “Bill” Blair, 78, of Williams Court, died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

He was retired from The Advocate-Messenger where he was a linotype operator and foreman of the mail room.

Born May 2, 1926, in Larue County, he was a son of the late John C. and Mary Elizabeth Clark Blair.

He also had been a special deputy with the Boyle County Sheriff’s Department, Danville Police Department and state police. He served as chief for Danville Auxiliary Police Force. He helped organize and was an honorary member of Danville-Boyle County Rescue Squad. He also was a volunteer firefighter for Danville and Boyle County fire departments.

He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge 28 F&AM, and a charter member of First Pentecostal Church of God.


Survivors include his wife, Mabel Potts Blair.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Jolene Bailey and Bobby Potts. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Branscum, James Evans, Louis Yates, Don Potts, Jerry Bailey and Troy Maddox. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Daniel Moran, Dr. L. Lui, Mitch and Chuck Potts.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

O.T. Baker

HARRODSBURG - O.T. Baker, 79, of Bohon Road, husband of Loretta Baker, died Wednesday at his home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Betty D. Camel

LANCASTER - Betty D. Camel, formerly of Lancaster, died today in Knoxville. She was the mother of Linda M. Conner. Arrangements are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.

Eugene P. Henson

LIBERTY - Eugene Parker Henson, 77, of Liberty, died Tuesday at Hospice Care Center.

Born March 15, 1927, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Estill P. and Susie Bell Henson.

He was a civilian government employee, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Florence Mitchell Henson; three daughters, Patricia Siler and Kathy Stinson, both of Liberty, and Bonnie Roderer of Dayton, Ohio; three sons, David Henson of Manassas, Va., John Henson of Bowling Green and William Henson of Union, Ohio; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Davis and Jimmy Brown. Burial will be in Fair Cemetery.

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


Janet H. Koller

Graveside services for Janet Heistand Koller, 62, of Bluegrass Pike, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bellevue Cemetery by the Revs. Mike Cox and Rollin Tarter.

She died Tuesday at her home.

Born Nov. 21, 1941, in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of the late Robert Heistand and Jane A. and Ed Gamble. She was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Danville.

An accomplished horsewoman, she raced and bred thoroughbreds.

She was a 1963 graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia and received a teaching degree from Centre College. She taught English and Social Studies at Bate Middle School.

She was former member of St. Asaph Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Junior League of Cincinnati.

Survivors include a sister, Betce Reagan of Goshen.

Memorials may go to Boyle County Humane Society.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home.

Ruby Hatter

LIBERTY - Services for Ruby Hatter, 91, of Yosemite, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Olive Christian Church by the Rev. Greg Powell. Burial will be in Salyers Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Charleston Health Care Center.

Born Oct. 1, 1912, in Yosemite, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lori Estes Durham. She had been a cook at Garrett Elementary School, and was a member of Mount Olive Christian Church and the widow of Delbert A. Hatter.

Survivors include two daughters, June Ross of Cincinnati and Carolyn Hatter of Yosemite; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home and after 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

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