Obituaries for Oct. 27

October 27, 2004

Norman E. Walker

Norman E. Walker, 71, of North Fifth Street, died Tuesday in Stanford. He was the husband of Eller Walker. Arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home.

Willie Allen

CRAB ORCHARD - Willie Allen, 74, of Crab Orchard, died Wednesday at Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Born May 16, 1930, he was a Korean War veteran and a member of Crab Orchard Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Johnson of Franklin, Maine, and Loretta Wood of Deland, Fla.; two sons, Steve Allen of Crab Orchard and Jim Allen of Harrodsburg; three sisters, Edna Hiter of Harrodsburg and Marie Tomlinson and Jane Dye, both of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Eddie and Ira Allen, both of Crab Orchard; four grandsons and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Red Hill Church in Livingston. Burial will be in Red Hill Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at McKnight Funeral Home.


Harry Blonder

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Harry Blonder, 95, of Lexington, died Thursday in Lexington.

Born in Williamsport, Pa., he was the son of the late Isaac and Ida Goldberg Blonder. He served in the Army during World War II and was stationed in Burma and India. He flew with the Gordon Seagrave unit and received a Good Conduct medal for meritorious service. He was a salesman, manager and co-owner of a heating and air conditioning installation business. He was a resident of McDowell Place of Danville for three years until moving to a nursing home in Lexington. He was the widower of Emilie Eisenberg Blonder.

Survivors include his daughter, Lee Blonder Nyerges; and two grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Abraham L. Green & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Loyalty Cemetery.

Memorials may go to McDowell Place of Danville, Honorary and Memorial Fund, 1181 Ben Ali Drive, Danville 40422.

Henry M. Gray

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Henry Moore Gray, 79, of St. Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center, died Sunday in St. Augustine.

Born Nov. 9, 1924, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Parlee Carmichael Gray.

He was a retired employee of Wise Industries in Florida and an Army veteran, having served with the 351 Infantry, Co. D, 88th Infantry Division, Blue Devils. He was awarded the Bronze Star when wounded in Italy. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and the widower of Lucille M. Boswell Gray.

Survivors include two daughters, Vicki L. Tolerico of St. Augustine and Linnie J. Burwell of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a son, Martin D. Gray of Salvisa; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla., with military rites.

Arrangements are incomplete at Craig Funeral Home.

Ralph A. Speakes

Ralph A. Speakes, 79, of Lexington, formerly of Garrard County, died Tuesday at his home.

Born May 15, 1925, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Robert L. and Millie M. Arnold Speakes. He was a retired teacher, former Garrard County tax assessor and a member of Mount Zion Christian Church. He was the Florida Shuffle Board state champion and an Army veteran of World War II. He was the widower of Nancy Park Speakes and Margaret C. Speakes.

Survivors include his wife, Mary R. Ballard Speakes; two daughters, Beth Kessler of Lexington and Nita Etebar of Frankfort; two sons, Ralph A. Speakes Jr. of Paris and Kenny Speakes of Winchester; two stepsons, Bob Walters of Houston, Texas, and Eddie Tedrow of Angola, Ind.; a brother, Harold T. Speakes of Paint Lick; 20 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Smith. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery. Grandchildren will be pallbearers.

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


Jack W. Ogle

Services for Jack Wesley Ogle, 36, of Ky. 78, Stanford, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at McKinney Baptist Church by the Rev. Jim Norman. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

He died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital.

Born Oct. 29, 1967, in Mercer County, he was the son of Mary Webb Ogle of Hustonville and the late James W. Ogle. He was a self-employed mechanic and a member of McKinney Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Randolph Ogle; five daughters, Stephanie Ogle of Moreland, Brianna and Ashley Ross, both of McCreary County, Sarah Ogle of Moreland and Megan Koon of Hustonville; two sons, Jack W. Ogle and Ryan Koon, both of Hustonville; two brothers, Roy Ogle of Junction City and Bobby Ogle of Perryville; and two sisters, Rhonda Herring of Danville and Melissa Brook of Lancaster.

Pallbearers will be Timmy Coontz, Bobby and Roy Ogle, Hubert Trimble, Troy Brock, Andrew McElroy, Johnnie Tate and John Holley.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the church.

Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Allen R. Powell

Services for Allen Russell "Buck" Powell, 87, of Seminole Trail, will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church by the Rev. W.A. Curwood. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

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