Local obituaries for November 10

November 10, 2004

Vina E. Underwood

Vina E. Underwood, 85, died today in Harrodsburg. Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Ida Chitwood

HARRODSBURG - Ida Chitwood, 101, formerly of Cardinal Meadows, died Sunday at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Calif.

Born Nov. 20, 1902, in Oneida, she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Susan Hensley Gay. She was a seamstress and operated a boarding house for University of Cincinnati students until she was 80 years old before retiring in Harrodsburg. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Boyle County. She was the widow of Coney Chitwood.

Survivors include two daughters, Anna Noel of Lancaster, Calif., and Patricia Simmons of Fort Wright; two sisters, Anna L. Shaw of Paducah and Julia P. Fleener of Louisville; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Gennette Urpin and Virginia Leigh.


Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Harold Best. Burial will be in Eubank Cemetery in Pulaski County.

Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Saturday.

Memorials may go to Gideons International Bible Fund.

Marvin E. May

WAYNESBURG - Marvin E. May, 89, of Eubank, died Tuesday at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home.

Glen R. McCormack

FLEMINGSBURG - Glen Robinson McCormack, 72, of Flemingsburg, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Feb. 18, 1932, in Hustonville, he was a son of Joseph D. and Louise A. McCormack. He was a farmer and was named Master Conservationist and Area Outstanding Ag Alumni. He had served as a colonel in the Army Reserves, with 30 years of service. He was a graduate of University of Kentucky with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in agriculture. He was a county president, district director and on the board of directors of Kentucky Farm Bureau and its federation board. He served on the board of directors for Farmer's Deposit Bank and on Fleming County Hospital Board for 12 years. He was a member of Flemingsburg Christian Church and served as a deacon and Sunday School superintendent. He also was a Mason and Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann McCormack; three daughters, Patsy A. Ekers, Mary L. McCormack and Luci K. Riebel; a son, Joe McCormack; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Flemingsburg Christian Church. Burial will be 1 p.m. Monday at Lexington Cemetery.

Memorials may go to Flemingsburg Christian Church scholarship fund.

Denton-Workman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Jacqueline M. Cantrell

A memorial gathering for Jacqueline Mebius Cantrell, 75, of O'Hara Drive, will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Stith Funeral Home with a service at 2 p.m.

She died Aug. 26 in Danville.

Born Oct. 30, 1928, in Nashville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Thelma Mebius. She attended Ward-Belmont College, Vanderbilt University, earned a degree in education at Centre College and earned her master's degree in education from University of Kentucky. She earned a doctorate from Vanderbilt University and authored "Teacher Self-Concept and Style of Disclipine." She was the widow of Paul Cantrell.

She was a teacher, counselor and administrator. She taught at Boyle County High School and was a guidance counselor at Bate Junior High. She held a position in the office of evaluation and testing at the state Department of Education and while there pioneered new methods of teacher and school performance evaluation.

She attended Trinity Episcopal Church and was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and Beta Phi Chapter of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She also was a classical pianist and accomplished singer.

Survivors include two sons, John F. Cantrell of Florida, and Clay M. Cantrell of Tennessee; a daughter, Arielle Hart of Minnesota; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may go to Dr. Paul L. Cantrell Memorial Scholarship Fund, Centre College Office of Development, 600 W. Walnut St., Danville.

Russell Carrier

HARRODSBURG - Services for Russell Carrier, 85, of McClellan Drive, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Unity Baptist Church, 2482 Mackville Road, Washington County, by Brent Thornton and Brandon Carrier. Burial will be in Peter's Cemetery in Mackville with military rites.

He died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born June 4, 1919, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Robert and Molly Coslow Carrier. He was a retired state Transportation Cabinet employee, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Unity Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Glen M. Carrier of Harrodsburg; a daughter, Patricia Brown of Harrodsburg; three sisters, Mary Roberts, Lettie Smith and Beulah Smith, all of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Ganiel B. Wall

STANFORD - Services for Ganiel B. Wall, 84, of Hustonville, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant Point Baptist Church by Bill Meece. Burial will be in Pleasant Point Cemetery.

She died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital.

Born Aug. 30, 1920, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Leemon and Pearl Trimble Wilson. She was a former employee for Palm Beach Co. and Fort Logan Hospital. She was the widow of Ollie M. Wall.

Survivors include two sons, Morris L. Wall of Waynesburg and Ronald Wall of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Trisha Simpson of Naples, Fla., and Joan Wall of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Webster L. Wilson of Salvisa; three sisters, Christine Wilson and Alice Blanton, both of Hustonville, and Frances McKee of Waynesburg; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home.

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