Obituaries for Oct. 4

October 04, 2004

Connie C. Lester

Connie Campbell Lester, 87, of Chestnut Street, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 28, 1916, in Creston, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Jessie D. and Celia Osborne Campbell. She was the widow of Ben Lester. She was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works and a member of First Baptist Church, Broadway.

Survivors include two sons, James C. Lester of Danville and Raymond T. Lester of New Bern, N.C.; four brothers, Earl and Charles Campbell, both of Campbellsville, Clarence Campbell of Ottawa, Ill., and Willard Campbell of Springfield, Mass.; four sisters, Bonnie Cox of Marseilles, Ill., Belle Kessler of Campbellsville, Edna Dixon of Ottawa, Ill., and Rose Williams of Glasgow; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Tim Mathis. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.


Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may go to First Baptist Church building fund.

John R. Doyle

HARRODSBURG - John Robert "Henry" Doyle, 61, of Rogers Court, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born June 7, 1943, in Jefferson County, he was a son of the late John W. and Cora Bradley Doyle. He had served in the Army and was a Baptist.

Survivors include two sons, John Doyle Jr. and Matt Doyle; a daughter, Carol L. Doyle; a brother, Joey S. Doyle of Louisville; two sisters, Margie Rosenbarger of Louisville and Pamela Hardin of Harrodsburg.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Carol E. Farmer

STANFORD - Carol E. Farmer, 66, of Stanford, died Saturday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Born Sept. 15, 1938, in Covington, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Edith Burke Haggard. She was an employee of Centre College administration office and had worked for the college for 20 years. She also was a member of Latonia Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, W.D. Farmer; a son, Bill Farmer of Stanford; a daughter, Melissa Carter of Somerset; three sisters, Alma Angel of Taylor Mill, Marsha Crouch of Ryland Heights, and Linda Oldiges of Independence; and three grandchildren.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Stuart Mason. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ross Carter, Aaron Farmer, Robert, Richard, James and Ronnie Crouch, Dale and Mike Oldiges. Honorary pallbearers are Mary Kay Godbey, Donna Campbell, Lori Burke and Ann Gardner.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to American Cancer Society.

Marie S. Messer

CRAB ORCHARD - Marie Fern Spangler Messer, 86, of Lancaster Avenue, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born Sept. 21, 1918, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Sara E. Stine Spangler. She was a retired beautician and a member of Crab Orchard Christian Church. She also was a senior companion for many years and a member of Crab Orchard Homemakers Club. She was the widow of Levi M. Messer.

Survivors include two sons, George T. Messer of Crab Orchard and John M. Messer of Charleston, Ill.; a daughter, Helen M. Spangler of Berea; a sister, Rachel Love of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are incomplete at McKnight Funeral Home.

Branson Warner-Cummins

HARRODSBURG - Branson Taylor Warner-Cummins, 6, of Quirks Run Road, son of Stephanie N. Warner, died Saturday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Feb. 2, 1998, in Danville, he was a first-grade student at Hustonville Elementary School, played for Cubs T-ball team and was a member of Benton Baptist Church.

Other survivors include his grandparents, David and Paula Warner of Harrodsburg and Debbie Jernigan of Harrodsburg; and his great-grandparents, Tommy and Frances Hill of Harrodsburg.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Daniel Wilson and Kirk Greenfield. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Darrell Beavers, Scott Beavers, Mark Wade and Ben Sears.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday and after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Michael V. Gullion

WILLIAMSTOWN - Michael Vincent Gullion, 28, of Corinth, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Friday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Born Jan. 12, 1976, in Covington, he was a son of Thomas L. and Kathy Wright Gullion. He was a student at Lexington Community College and an employee of Accu-Staff.

Survivors include a son, Bryce T. Gullion of Louisville; a brother, Thomas L. Gullion Jr. of Harrodsburg; and grandmothers, Virginia Maddox Gullion of Warsaw and Edith Wright of Corinth.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Oakland Baptist Church in Glencoe by the Rev. Don Kannady. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation is prior to services today.

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