Obituaries for Nov. 3

November 03, 2004

Roy W. Arnold

Roy W. Arnold, 94, of East Lexington Avenue, died Monday at his home.

Born Nov. 12, 1909, in Danville, he was the son of the late Roy M. and Willie Wigham Arnold. He was a 1929 graduate of Danville High School and a 1934 graduate of Centre College where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. At DHS, he was a member of the 1927 football team that was unscored upon and undefeated.

In addition to being a farmer and insurance agent, he was elected and served two consecutive terms in the state legislature from 1946-1950. He continued his public service by serving his first term as mayor of Danville in 1958. He served as mayor again in 1970 and held that office four consecutive terms until retiring in 1986.

In 1940, Arnold joined the Danville Rotary Club and was a member for 66 years, and in 2001, he was recognized for 35 years of perfect attendance. He served as past president of the Kentucky Municipal League from 1962-1963. He was a founding member and past chairman of the board of the Bluegrass Area Development District and later served as chairman of the Administrative Review and Finance Committee for Bluegrass ADD.


He was the recipient of the "Shelby Combs Distinguished Service Award" for outstanding service and dedication to Bluegrass ADD. In 1977, he was recognized by the Kentucky Municipal League for 20 years of service. In 1978, Gov. Julian Carroll named him a "Kentucky Mounted Rifleman" in the Boyle County Battalion of the Kentucky Economic Development Militia. In 1981, Judge V. Garner of Pulaski County named him a "Pulaski County Colonel," and he was recognized for 12 years of service and dedication by Bluegrass ADD district board of directors. In 1982, he was given a Certificate of Appreciation by Kentucky's 50th Judicial Circuit for cooperation between the city of Danville and Boyle County circuit courts. He also was honored by former congressman Larry Hopkins for outstanding public service to Danville. In 1988, he was recognized by Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce for outstanding community service.

Survivors include his wife, Betty M. Arnold; two sons, Wigham Arnold of Danville and Lloyd M. Arnold of Los Angeles, Calif.; two stepchildren, Jim Rankin of Danville and Peggy Rankin Cook of Lexington; and two step grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at The Presbyterian Church by Odis Clark and the Rev. Harris Schultz. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, The Presbyterian Church of Danville, Indian Hills Christian Church of Salvation Army.

Mamie B. Crowe

PERRYVILLE - Mamie Baugh Crowe, 87, of Parksville, died yesterday in Danville. Arrangements are incomplete at Wilder Funeral Home.

William Martin

MORELAND - William "Bill" Martin, 69, of Tyner, formerly of Mount Salem in Lincoln County, died Tuesday at Marymount Hospital in London.

Born Feb. 5, 1935, in Hustonville, he was the son of the late Everett and Mary Sharp Martin. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. He retired from Jefferson-Smurfitt Paper Mill in Lockland, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Martin; a daughter, Connie Sue Martin of Somerset; three step-daughters, Kathy Blair of London, Rebecca Miller of Annville, and Cheryl Elmore of Casey County; a son, Steven E. Martin of Lexington; two stepsons, Robert Johnson of Tyner and Timothy Johnson of Cincinnati; a brother, Paul Martin of Ashland City, Tenn.; and two sisters, Alice M. Brown of Cincinnati and Stella M. Allen of Indianapolis.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Thursday.


Clyde C. Cash

Services for Clyde Caldwell Cash, 77, of Rosemont Avenue, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by John McNerney, Julius Hovan and Ron Russell. Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery.

He died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Pallbearers will be Jay and Jerry Whitaker, Reed, Rocky and Jonathan Cash, Drew Curtis, Chad Ballenger and Eric Schill. Honorary pallbearers are Doug Whitaker, John Thompson, William Price, Clark and Milton Cash and Allen White.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may go to Parksville Christian Church or Parksville Cemetery.

Myrtle S. Fowler

Services for Myrtle Sargent Fowler, 84, of Larrimore Lane, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Clyde Strunk. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born July 31, 1920, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Erbin and Jenny Johnson Sargent. She was a homemaker and a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church. She was the widow of William Fowler.

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