Obituaries for Sept. 13

September 13, 2004

Mattie G. Hammons

Mattie Graham Hammons, 82, formerly of Harding Street, died Sunday in Richmond. Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Milton L. Catlett

HARRODSBURG - Milton L. Catlett Jr., of Harrodsburg, died today at St. Joseph Hospital. He was the widower of Sarah K. Nichols Catlett. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Clara J. Rankin

Clara Jean Rankin, 98, of Lancaster, died Sunday at Charleston Health Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Benjamin J. Taylor

LIBERTY - Benjamin Jackson Taylor, son of Bryan and Lisa McDougal Taylor of Columbia, was stillborn Thursday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.


Other survivors include three sisters, Ashley, Jaclyn and Brittney Taylor, all at home; grandparents, Donald and Elaine Patton of Columbia, William and Barbara Taylor of New Orleans, La., and Peggy Watson of Everett, Wash.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pellyton Community Church by Michael Lemmons. Burial will be in Pellyton Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home and after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Harry E. Merriman

MORELAND - Harry E. Merriman, 94, of Moreland, died Saturday in Danville.

Born Aug. 30, 1910, in Moreland, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Merriman. He was retired from Doxol Gas Co. where he'd worked for 27 years.

He was a deacon at Moreland Christian Church where he had been the oldest member. He was the widower of Jessie Merriman.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Brown of Danville.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Moreland Christian Church by the Revs. David Smith and Bill Minor. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Kelley, Elwood Brown, Dale Smith, Billy Myers, Billy Kirkpatrick and Bobby Gover. Honorary pallbearers are deacons of Moreland Christian Church.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to Moreland Christian Church building fund, 5600 Hwy. 2141, Hustonville 40437.

Helen G. Ray

LANCASTER - Helen Gallagher Ray, 78, of Davis Avenue, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 16, 1926, in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Perpie Hardwick Gallagher. She was a homemaker and a member of Lancaster Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for 40 years. She was the widow of J.D. Ray.

Survivors include a son, Richard Ray of Danville; a brother, Vernon Gallagher of Lancaster; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Rush. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.


Robert Kondik

Graveside services for Robert "Bob" Kondik, 83, of West Kentucky Avenue, Junction City, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parksville Cemetery by the Rev. Quentin Scholtz.

He died Saturday at his home.

Born July 31, 1921, in Johnstown Pa., he was the son of the late Frank and Irene Tomas Kondik. He was an Air Force veteran and a construction sheetmetal worker.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Sinkhorn Kondik; two sons, Mike Kondik of Danville and Robert F. Kondik of Junction City; a daughter, Mary Ann Farris of Junction City; three brothers, Frank Kondik of Boulder City Nev., Steve Kondik of Houston, Texas, and Thomas Kondik of El Paso, Texas; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Kondik.

Pallbearers will be Leo Sinkhorn, Brian Sinkhorn, Les Sinkhorn, Mark Wade, Steve Wade, Denzil Belcher, Matthew Kondik and Richard Farris.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.

Anna Garrison

WAYNESBURG - Services for Anna Garrison, 86, of Waynesburg, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Double Springs Church by the Rev. Mark King. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.

She died Saturday in Lexington.

Born April 21, 1918, in Mount Clemens, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Williams Bendert.

She was a homemaker, retired farmer and the widow of Marion Bud Garrison.

Survivors include a son, Lonnie King of Lancaster; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jim, Everett, Ted, Laddie, David and Jimmy Garrison and Byron Crawford.

Honorary pallbearers are members of Waynesburg Red Hat Society.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the church.

Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Natha M. Hedgespeth

HARRODSBURG - Services for Natha M. Hedgespeth, 89, Mackville Road, were Sunday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Gene Hall and Greg Humpert. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

She died Thursday, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 16, 1915, in Campbellsville, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Annie Sullivan Colvin. She was a homemaker, a member of the Bruner's Chapel Baptist Church and the widow of Henry C. Hedgespeth.

Survivors include a son, Alan Hedgespeth of Henderson; a daughter, Rita H. Smith of Harrodsburg; a brother, Everett M. Colvin of Campbellsville; five grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Glenn A. Hedgespeth.

Pallbearers were men of the Bruner's Chapel Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers are Gay Sims, Caroline Tatum, Betty Russell and Holly Dickenson.

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