Obituaries for Sept. 17

September 17, 2004

Suella B. Walker

Suella Burdette Walker, 74, of Latimer Heights, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born June 14, 1930, in Hopkinsville, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Bright and Keene Burdette. She was a caregiver for Hospice of the Bluegrass and a member of First Baptist Church, Second and Walnut streets. She was the widow of Kenneth Walker.

Survivors include cousins. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Suella Walker.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home by Herbert Dunn Jr. and Gary Story. Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Houston Jr., June Christy, Ricky Jenkins, James Preston, and George, Roy and Freddie Walker.

Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday.

Claudius R. Casebier

HARRODSBURG - Claudius R. Casebier, 87, died today at Harrodsburg Health Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Lucille DeWit


STANFORD - Lucille DeWit, 59, of Stanford, died Thursday at her home.

Born May 23, 1945, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lizzie Baker Ray. She was a homemaker and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth DeWit Sr.; three sons, Jonathan DeWit, John R. DeWit and Clarence W. DeWit, all of Stanford; a stepson, Kenneth DeWit Jr. of Delphi, Ind.; two daughters, Janet E. Brookfield and Connie Worthington, both of Stanford; two sisters, Joann Crews of Franklin, Ind., and Rosie Wallin of Crab Orchard; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth R. DeWit.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses by Darren Dinardo. Burial will be in Paint Lick Cemetery.

Zachary Johnson

LIBERTY - Zachary Johnson, 19, of Shugars Hill Road, died Thursday at Casey County Hospital. He was the son of David and Margaret Johnson. Arrangements are incomplete at Bartle Funeral Home.

Laverne Lay

HARRODSBURG - Laverne Lay, 88, of Mackville Road, widow of Carl Lay, died today at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Oma Sturgill

WAYNESBURG - Oma Sturgill, 89, of Eubank, died today at Central Baptist Hospital. She was the widow of Coy Sturgill. Arrangements are incomplete at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home.


Ashley L. Cason

WAYNESBURG - Services for Ashley Lynn Cason, 22, of Lexington, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by Reggie Tipton. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.

She died Tuesday in Lexington.

Born May 1, 1982, in Lexington, she was the daughter of Franklin L. Cason and Pamela Relford Williams, both of Lexington. She was a customer service representative for Dairy Mart.

Other survivors include four brothers, Michael P. Cason, Gregory S. Cason, Timothy A. Cason and Quintin L. Borders, all of Lexington; three sisters, Angelique N. Cason, Regina L. Meadows and Stephanie M. Borders, all of Lexington; and her grandmother, Ruby Cason of Lexington.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today.

Charles Hazelwood

HARRODSBURG - Services for Charles Kenneth "Kenny" Hazelwood, 70, of Salvisa, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Johnny Hockersmith and Jerel Coffey. Burial will be in Kirkwood Cemetery in Salvisa.

He died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born March 9, 1934, in Clark County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Sallie Lunsford Hazelwood. He was a retired farmer, an Army veteran of the Vietnam era, a member of National Wild Turkey Federation and Kirkwood Baptist Church, and a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his wife, Norma J. Parker Hazelwood; two sons, Charles Hazelwood of Salvisa and Anthony Hazelwood of Mercer County; a daughter, Elizabeth Keller of Mercer County; two brothers, Carl Hazelwood of Kirkwood and Howard Hazelwood of Frankfort; three sisters, Donna Gash, Susie Cinnamon, and Linda Sheperson, all of Mercer County; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Steve Gash, Wayne Cinnamon, Doug, Perry, Alan, Brent and Howard L. Hazelwood, and Scott Sheperson.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Memorials may go to the American Cancer Society or to the Kirkwood Cemetery Fund.

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