Obituaries for Oct. 3

October 03, 2004

James F. Clark

James F. Clark, 85, of McDowell Place, formerly of Highfield Road, died Friday.

Born Nov. 12, 1918, in Hardin County, he was the son of the late Hugh and Generose Mattingly Clark. He was an Army veteran of World War II, where he participated in the liberation of France and the Battle of the Bulge. He was retired from Corning Glass and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was the widower of Margaret L. Clark.

Survivors include two sons, Merle C. Clark of Danville and David A. Clark of Lexington; four brothers, Charles Clark of Vine Grove, Joseph Clark of Louisville, John H. Clark of Shepherdsvile and Marion L. Clark of Richmond, Ind.; two sisters, Alberta Moore of Charlottesville, Va., and Loretta Kimmerzell of Murray; and four grandchilden.

He was preceeded in death by a son, Larry Clark.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens.


Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Monday.

Memorials may go to Calvary Baptist Church building fund or United Way.

William "Billy" Clarkson

William T. "Billy" Clarkson, 75, of Hill-N-Dale Drive, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 28, 1928, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late George Ray and Mary Pauline Taylor Clarkson. He was a retired clerk for Southern Railroad and an Army veteran. He was a member of Highland Court Christian Church and American Legion Boyle Post 46.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Routt Clarkson; a daughter, Brenda Sue Hudson of Danville; a son, William T. Clarkson Jr. of Lawton, Ohio; two brothers, Henry Clarkson Sr. of Junction City and Charles B. Clarkson of Danville; two sisters, Betty Routt of Danville and Margaret Clarkson of Junction City; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Dale Denton. Burial will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Carl Hudson, Henry Clarkson, Terry Turner, David Anderson, Farris Mason and Shane Wren.

Honorary bearers will be Gene Hudson, Charles Clarkson and Henry Clarkson Sr.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Monday.

William "Bill" Huffaker

LIBERTY - William "Bill" Huffaker, 73, of Shepherdsville, died Thursday at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville.

Born March 10, 1931, in Casey County, he was the son of the late James and Grace Thomas Huffaker. He was a retired General Electric employee and a veteran of the Army.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Hughes Huffaker; a son, Frank Huffaker of Franklin, Ind.; two brothers, Jessie Huffaker of Edinburg, Ind. and Jack Huffaker of Madison, Tenn.; two sisters, Margie Watson of Scipio, Ind., and Dulcie Russell of Louisville; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services were Saturday at Oak Grove Contown Cemetery by Ronald Dehart.

McKinney-Brown funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth S. McMillan

LIBERTY - Kenneth Shane McMillan, 30, of Wallins, died Thursday at his residence.

Born May 21, 1974, in New Orleans, he was the son of Kenneth J. McMillan of New Orleans and Carol Kirksey Anderson of Liberty, and step-son of Larry Anderson of Liberty. He was a carpenter.

Additional survivors include a son, Deven McMillan of Yosemite; a brother, Sterling McMillan of Liberty; three step-sisters, Michelle Emerson and Greta Ethington, both of Liberty, and Kristy Anderson of Lexington.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Bartle Funeral Home by Jimmy Brown. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be after noon today.


Carolyn S. Durham

Services for Carolyn Smithson Durham, 90, of Ben Ali Drive, are 4 p.m. today at Centenary United Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Benningfield.

She died Thursday at McDowell Place of Danville.

Born May 3, 1914, in Hopkinsville, she was the daughter of the late Dennis Fielder and Daisy A. Gardner Smithson. She was the widow of John L. "Jack" Durham Jr.

Survivors include two sons, Roger D. Durham of McKinleyville, Calif., and John L. Durham of Danville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 2-4 p.m. today at the church.

Memorials may go to Centenary United Methodist Church, Boyle County Public Library or Heritage Hospice.

Stith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert E. Hale

HARRODSBURG - Services for Robert E. Hale, 69, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Harrodsburg, are 2 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Paul Readnour. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery with military rites.

He died Thursday at his home.

Born July 27, 1935, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Monte Lee and Alla Mae Wells Hale.

He was an Army veteran, having served in the Korean and Vietnam. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and VFW,

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