Obituaries for Sept. 14

September 14, 2004

Carol E. Mortensen

Carol Ann Estes Mortensen, 53, of Hines, Minn., died Saturday at her home.

Born May 24, 1951, in Danville, she was the daughter of Helen "Irene" Duncan Estes of Danville and the late Edward B. Estes. She attended Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in Danville and earned a biology degree from Bemidji State University.

She worked at a variety of jobs, including University of Kentucky grasses research program, The Advocate-Messenger, a battered women's shelter in Duluth, Minn., and for the past 10 years as a botanist for the Fish, Wildlife, and Plant Resources Program of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, a reservation in Walker, Minn.

She was active in the Bemidji (Minnesota) Garden Club and the Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society and served as an officer in both organizations. Most recently she was involved in the effort to develop a Northern Minnesota Botanical Society. Hines was author and co-author of a number of magazine and newspaper articles on nature related topics and was the author of a number of noxious weed books.


Other survivors include her husband, Steve Mortensen; and a brother, David Estes.

Services are 2 p.m. today at Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji by Mark Papke-Larson. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery in Turtle River, Minn.

Pallbearers are Ken Hovet, Roger Kotchain, Jim Haugtvedt, Tim and Cris Mortensen, and Bob Ekstrom.

Honorary pallbearers are her uncles, E.G. and Jack Duncan, Larry Dettner and Lee Estes.

Information is courtesy of Stith Funeral Home.

Dorothy D. Pinson

LANCASTER - Dorothy Dunlap Pinson, 96, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Lancaster, died Aug. 29 in Fort Myers. She was the widow of Eugene Pinson. Arrangements are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.


Mattie G. Hammons

Services for Mattie Graham Hammons, 82, formerly of Harding Street, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark East. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

She died Sunday in Richmond.

Born March 18, 1922, in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Betty Cheatam Graham. She was a retired employee of Palm Beach Co. and a member of Danville Church of the Nazarene. She was the widow of Paul Hammons.

Survivors include three sisters, Bessie Mahan of Nicholasville and Anna B. Graham and Emma D. Shearin, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; and three brothers, Lee Graham of Hustonville, Millard Graham Jr. of Lancaster and A.J. Graham of Nicholasville.

Pallbearers will be Michael Graham, Wayne Malone, Richard Walker, Tommy Bowen, Eric Lewis and Cecil Dulsworth.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today.

Milton L. Catlett

HARRODSBURG - Services for Milton L. Catlett Jr., 77, of Hycliff Street, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Cumberland Presbyterian Church by Geoffry Barrett and Alma Catlett. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

He died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born June 20, 1927, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Milton L. and Nancy E. Murphy Catlett. He was a retired farmer, served as a clerk for local stockyards and tobacco warehouses, and was a director for the Farm Bureau and a delegate to both state and national Farm Bureau conventions for many years.

He was a member of the Mercer Gideon's Camp, a Navy veteran of World War II and a charter member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as elder and treasurer. He was the widower of Sarah K. Nichols Catlett.

Survivors include two sons, Robert L. "Bobby" Catlett of Harrodsburg and Jerry D. Catlett of Winchester; a daughter, Penny Catlett of Harrodsburg; a brother, Eugene Catlett of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mark Trayner, Hugh Phillips, Carroll Gritton, William Carey, Sherman McMichael and Daryl Catlett. Honorary pallbearers are Nicky Long, Ralph Trayner, Phillip, Mike and Kathryn Catlett, and Kellie Harris.

Visitation will be after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Memorials may go to Gideon's International Bible Fund, Harrodsburg Cumberland Presbyterian Catlett Memorial Fund, or a favorite charity.

Anna Garrison

WAYNESBURG - Services for Anna Garrison, 86, of Waynesburg, were today at Double Springs Baptist Church by the Rev. Mark King. Burial was 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 daughter, Lonnie King of Lancaster; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Honorary pallbearers are members of Waynesburg Red Hat Society.

Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clara J. Rankin

LANCASTER - Services for Clara Jean Rankin, 98, of Fisher Ford Road, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Darren Gillespie. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

She died Sunday at Charleston Health Care Center.

Born March 29, 1906, in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late David and Ollie Mercer Rankin. She taught at the Mistic Oral School for the Deaf in Mistic, Conn., and at Tucson School for the Deaf in Tucson, Ariz.

Survivors include her caregiver and niece, Norma Rankin of Garrard County; and other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Paul Ballard, Grover Drew, Ray Hammonds, Caywood Metcalf, Emmit Long, Leslie Vanderpool, and Danny and Barry Rankin. Honorary pallbearers are Jennifer Bledsoe, Ruthie Phillips, Sara Sims and Chad Whitis.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

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