Obituaries for Oct. 20

October 20, 2004

Leon S. Kissee

Leon Stanley Kissee Sr., 74, of Albany Circle, died Tuesday at his home.

Born Oct. 16, 1930, in Greenwood, Ind., he was the son of the late Louis A. and Gertrude Noel Kissee. He was a retired truck driver and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Judy M. Fair Kissee; two sons, Leon Kissee Jr. of Danville and James A. Kissee of Whiteland, Ind.

No services are scheduled.

Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Narine L. Smith

Narine Louise Smith, 85, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Danville, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Born July 7, 1919, in Martin's Creek, she was the daughter of the late Alpha C. and Beulah M. King Luster. She was an administrative assistant for Kentucky State Hospital for 23 years and a member of Gambrell Street Baptist Church in Fort Worth. She also was a former member of First Baptist Church, Broadway, in Danville.


Survivors include her son, Dr. William "Budd" Smith of Fort Worth; three sisters, Lovine McWhorter of Middleburg, Bonnie Hixon of Louisville and Betty Atwood of Danville; and a grandson.

Services were today at Gambrell Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Clyde Glazener. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Middleburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Friday at First Baptist Church, Broadway.

Memorials may go to the renovation program at Gambrell Street Baptist Church, 1616 W. Gambrell, Fort Worth, Texas 76115.

Stith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Ball

LANCASTER - Marie Ball, 79, of Lancaster, died today at Hospice Care Center in Lexington. Arrangements are incomplete at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.

Pina R. Bartle

LEXINGTON - Pina Rousey Bartle, 90, of Dayton, Ohio, died Tuesday at Hospice of Dayton.

Born June 3, 1914, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Della Southerland Rousey. She grew up in the Little South community and had lived in Dayton for 44 years. She was the widow of Edward Bartle.

Survivors include two sons, Daniel Minor of Dayton and Gary Minor of Wadsworth, Ohio; two daughters, Carolyn Carmicle of Liberty and Linda Combs of Kettering, Ohio; a foster son, Christopher Burnside of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Howard Rousey of Danville and Lewell Rousey of Huber, Ohio; two sisters, Jewell Goodpastor of Bradenton, Fla., and Ruby Overstreet of La Follette, Tenn.; and three half sisters, Louise Hill of Danville, Barbara Goode of Hustonville, and Mary Frances Ferrell of Forkland; two half brothers, Marion Rousey and Les Rousey, both of Hustonville; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Minor.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at W.R. Milward Mortuary, 159 N. Broadway, by the Rev. Wayne R. Holcomb. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Thursday.

Sarah H. Brown

HARRODSBURG - Sarah Henrietta Brown, 77, of Harrodsburg, died Sunday at Danville Center For Health and Rehabilitation.

Born Sept. 5, 1927, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Amanda M. Eldridge Allender. She was a retired bookkeeper for several Mercer County businesses. She was a Kentucky Colonel, a graduate of Burgin High School and a member of Burgin Christian Church. She was the widow of Hugh Brown.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Spring Hill Cemetery by Bobby Logue.

Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin C. Gilpin

LIBERTY - Melvin C. Gilpin, 80, of Bethelridge, died Monday in Danville.

Born April 7, 1924, in Casey County, he was the son of the late George and Louise Wickersham Gilpin. He was a retired Garrett Elementary School teacher, a farmer and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Mintonville Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Algie Louise Gilpin; three sons, Brian Gilpin of Lexington, Brent Gilpin of Bethelridge and Jeffrey Gilpin of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Essie Coffey and Seleta Wilham, both of Liberty; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Dwight Coffman. Burial will be in Valley Oak Cemetery with military rites by Casey County Funeral Squad.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Thursday.

Elizabeth Robinson

LANCASTER - Elizabeth Robinson, 86, of Maple Avenue, died today at Christian Care Center. She was the widow of Andrew Robinson. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Esta Ware

WAYNESBURG - Esta Ware, 102, died Tuesday at Stanford House nursing home.

Born March 21, 1902, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Willis B. and Ida Caldwell McMullin. She was a former employee of Patterson's Store, a former cook at Kings Mountain School and a member of Kings Mountain Christian Church. She was the widow of Homer Ware.

Survivors include a sister, Beulah Ahr of Cincinnati; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, J.C. Ware.

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