Obituaries for Oct. 10

October 10, 2004

Ina Bonta

Ina Christine Newby Bonta, 87, of Louisville, formerly of Danville, died Friday.

Born Aug. 30, 1917, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Clinton and Bessie Nichols Newby. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and the widow of James Henry Bonta.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Kinzel of Louisville and Sue Demaras of Marathon, Fla.; three sons, Henry Bonta of Louisville, and Roy and Ray Bonta, both of Danville; a brother, Burton C. Newby of Sand Point, Idaho; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today.

Essie Singleton

Essie Singleton, 74, of Hodgenville, formerly of Danville, died Friday at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

She was the widow of Ralph Singleton.

Survivors include a son, Stuart Singleton of Hodgenville; a sister, Dessie Gibson of Glasgow; and two grandchildren.


Services will be 11 a.m. at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by Henry Johnson. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dixon-Atwood Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.

Rose Graves

LIBERTY - Rose Graves, 85, died Saturday at Casey County Hospital.

Survivors include are two sons, Thomas and Leon Smith.

Arrangements are incomplete at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home.

Stella McDonald

LIBERTY - Stella Mae McDonald, 95, of Calvary Ridge Road, died Friday at her home.

Born Aug. 11, 1909, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Stewart and Dillia Chanchler Sallee. She was the widow of William Addison McDonald and a member of Bruces Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Angela Anderson of Newtonsville, Ohio, Elizabeth Murry of Lynchburg, Ohio, and Rebecca Baldock of Yosemite; three half-sisters, Gladys Diaz of McKinney, and Faustine and Fauniel Davenport, both of Liberty; two half-brothers, Sherman Salle of Indiana and Riley Sallee of Liberty; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Mckinney-Brown Funeral Home by Creech Richardson. Burial will be in South Fork Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons.

Visitation is after 8 a.m. today.

Mary Brown

STANFORD - Mary Evelyn Naylor Brown, 79, of Hustonville, died Saturday at her home.

Born March 24, 1925, in Middletown, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late C. W. and Viola Curtis Naylor. She was a housewife and a member of Geneva Community Church. She was the widow of Gabe Wesley "Toddy" Brown.

Survivors include five sons, Johnny Mack and Ivan Brown, both of McKinney, Eddie "Popcorn" Brown of Geneva, Jackie Dale Brown of Liberty, and Randy Brown of Hustonville; five daughters, Louise Brown, Edna Griffin, Jeanine Moore, Alice Carpenter, and Peggy Walls, all of Hustonville; four sisters, Naomi Hickey of Kokomo, Ind., Alene Buis Moore of Waynesburg, Mabel Yocum Reed of Stanford, and Martha Brown of Waynesburg; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Campbell, Fannie Louise Dennis and Gertrude Troxtile, and a brother, Charles W. Naylor.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Green River Pentecostal Church by Lester Carpenter, Rich Naylor and Bill Brown. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Griffin, Jason, Bradley, Daniel and Curtis Brown, and Brian, Michael and Steven Carpenter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Brown, Scott Carpenter, Manford Sims, B.C. and Dale Allen, Sam Yocum and Finley Hendrickson.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, 337 W. Broadway, Danville, KY 40423.

Spurlin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vivian M. Hampton

WAYNESBURG - Vivian M. Hampton, 84, of Franklin Ohio, died Thursday at Friendly Nursing Home in Germantown, Ohio.

Born Jan. 19, 1920, in Waynesburg, she was the daughter of the late B.F. and Laura Tyler Tackette, She was a member of Little Family Church of the Old Regular Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Hendricks Hampton; a son, Melvin Caudill of Waynesburg; a daughter, Junetta Caudill of Hopewelll, Va.; three brothers, James M., Jasper and B.F. Tackette; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Millie Alexander; and two step-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at Anderson Funeral Home in Franklin. Local services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Barnett Funeral Home in Waynesburg. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 12 p.m. Wednesday.


Edith Thompson

HARRODSBURG - Services for Edith Walker Thompson, 87, of North Main Street, will be 2 p.m. today at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by Glenn Daugherty and John Hockersmith. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

She died Thursday at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg, W.Va.

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