Obituaries for Sept. 19

September 19, 2004

Lilburn "Jim" Brown

LIBERTY - Lilburn "Jim" Brown Sr., 69, died Thursday at Fort Hamilton Hospital in Fort Hamilton, Ohio.

Born Oct. 5 1934, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Hurley Brown and Ruth Allen Brown. He was a machinist.

Survivors include his wife, Morene Allen Brown; two daughters, Nancy Brock of Sharonville, Ohio, and Bernadine Tucker of Mount Healthy, Ohio; a son, Lilburn Brown Jr. of Mount Healthy; three sisters, Ima Jean Fightmaster of Cincinnati, and Stella Ruth Letour and Luvetta Gust, both of Illinois; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Russell Fryman Jr. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery.


Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday and after 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Lottie Collier

MORELAND - Lottie Pendergraft Collier, 90, of Danville, died Saturday at Charleston Health Care.

Born Jan. 5, 1914, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Doc Pendergraft and Nina Hair Pendergraft. She was a homemaker and the widow of Bob Collier.

Survivors include four sons, Kenneth Tanner of Danville, Dwain "Dink" Pendergraft of Hustonville, Ricky Collier of Madison, Ind., and J.W. Collier of Grand Junction, Colo.; three daughters, Roberta Lowe of Covington, Wanda Lewis of Grayson and Linda Ballou of Conroe, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. G.W. Smith. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Darin Pendergraft, Jamie Pendergraft, Shaun Pendergraft, Kline Pendergraft, Anthony McCowan and Junie O'Brien.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Lange, John Lange, Phillip Lange, Billy Lange, David Ramsey and Mitch Lane.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40422.


Zachary V. Johnson

LIBERTY - Services for Zachary Vinson Johnson, 19, of Shugars Hill Road, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Greg Powell, Martin Shackleford and Johnny Maupin. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

He died Thursday at his home.

Born Sept. 11, 1985, in Lexington, he was the son of David H. Johnson and Margaret Purdom Johnson of Liberty. He was a cattleman and attended Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Other survivors include a half-brother, David Johnson of London; and a half-sister, Twilla D. Mercer of Bellaire, Mich.

Pallbearers will be Michael and John D. Johnson, Jerry and William Lucas, Roger Coffey, Donnie Martin, Ray Sears and Tom Goulart.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jamie Hamblin, Alice Wethington, Jill Chambers, Erika Kunkel, Steven Michael Goulart, Kristin Goulart, and Will and Tyler Johnson.

Visitation is 9 a.m. today.

LaVerne Lay

HARRODSBURG - Services for LaVerne Lay, 88, of Carl Lay Lane, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by Robert DeForr. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

She died Friday at James B. Haggin Hospital.

Born March 5, 1916, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Tim and Etta Pinkston Royalty. She was a former teacher and social worker. She graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture School of Economics and was a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron. A member of UK Fellows Society, she was the recipient of the UK Distinguished Alumni Award.

Survivors include three sons, Carl W. Lay of Woodbridge, Va., Danny C. Lay of Lexington and Eddie P. Lay of Harrodsburg; a sister, Kathryn Baker of Mackville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Huntley Royalty, Archie Horn, Boo Royalty, Charles Turner, Carlton Shewmaker and Jordan Price Lay.

Visitation is after 7 a.m. today.

Memorials may go to the UK College of Agriculture Carl H. Lay Scholarship, Room 212, Lexington, KY 40546-0091

Oma Sturgill

EUBANK - Services for Oma Sturgill, 89, of Todd Road, will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Rose of Sharon Old Regular Baptist Church by Donald Collins and Roger Hicks. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery.

She died Friday at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Born Dec. 26, 1914, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late B.T. Thomas and Amanda Collins Thomas of Knott County. She was a homemaker and widow of Coy Sturgill.

Survivors include six sons, Arthur Sturgill of Mayfield, Alden Sturgill of Leburn, Dentis Sturgill of Blountville, Tenn., Delmas Sturgill of Yorktown, Va., Ellis Sturgill of North Fairfield, Ohio, and Lesley Sturgill of Eubank; a daughter, Dema Sawyer of Fyffe, Ala; a brother, Ellis Thomas of Mousie; a sister, Clara Combs of Mousie; 16 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

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