Obituaries for Nov. 11

November 11, 2004

Rex Miracle

STANFORD - Rex Miracle, 66, of Stanford, died today at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Fox Funeral Home.

Mary V. Newton

SPRINGFIELD - Mary Velma Newton, 70, of Springfield, died Tuesday in Louisville.

Born March 20, 1934, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Ann E. Filiatreau Newton. She was a retired employee of Cowden's Manufacturing Co. in Springfield, where she worked for 33 years, and she was an employee of Fruit of the Loom in Frankfort for 10 years. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Marsha Withrow of Lebanon; two sons, Michael Carey of Junction City and Mark Carey of Springfield; two sisters, Jeanette Reed of Bardstown and Norma Jean Smith of Springfield; and six grandchildren.


Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Rose Catholic Church by the Rev. Stephen Hayes. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery.

Visitation is after 4 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and after 8 a.m. Friday at Carey and Son Funeral Home.

Gracie M. Sebastian

LANCASTER - Gracie Mills Sebastian, 81, of Walker Pike, Paint Lick, widow of Chester A. Sebastian, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.

Vina E. Underwood

Services for Vina Ellen Underwood, 85, of Chenault Bridge Road, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by Odis Clark. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

She died Wednesday in Harrodsburg.

Born Oct. 30, 1919, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Adam S. and Eva Burton Cannada. She was a homemaker and a member of Indian Hills Christian Church. She was the widow of Clay Underwood.

Survivors include two daughters, Eva Logue of Harrodsburg and Judy Reinsmith of Salvisa; four sons, Marcus Underwood and Donald Underwood, both of Danville, Ernest Underwood of Harrodsburg and Ben Underwood of Lancaster; a brother, Marvin Cannada of Harrodsburg; a sister, Lucille Black of Poland, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Underwood.

Pallbearers will be Lawrence, Sonny, Robert, Douglas, Darrell and Chris Underwood and Jared Reinsmith. Honorary pallbearers are Shannon Curtis, Janie Robbins, Donna Prewitt, Cindy Long, Julie Honaker and Mary Eva Hagen.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may go to Gideon's International or Indian Hills Christian Church building fund.

Marvin E. May

WAYNESBURG - Services for Marvin E. May, 89, of Eubank, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. Sam Atkins. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.

He died Tuesday at his home.

Born Aug. 4, 1915, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late John L. and Emma Davis May. He was a farmer and former owner of May's Store, a 50-year London Tobacco Warehouse representative, and a former teacher and Lincoln County school board member.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Hubble May; two sons, John M. May of Eubank and Thomas E. May of Statesville, N.C.; seven daughters, Louise Webb of Rixeyville, Va., Jean Reichel of Cincinnati, Ohio, Peggy Ruckel, Emma B. Ruckel and Alice Mullins, all of Eubank, Donna Ruckel of Waynesburg, and Patsy Walker of Burnside; two adopted daughters, Ann Hubble of Somerset and Jenny Singleton of Eubank; two brothers, Edward May of Liberty and Kenneth May of Magnolia; 35 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may go to Polly Ann Church in Eubank or Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

Linda Todd

Services for Linda Darlene Coontz Todd, 51, of Cheryl Drive, were Thursday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Tommy Pittman. Burial was in Moreland Cemetery.

She died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born May 7, 1953, in Danville, she was the daughter of Margaret Franklin Coontz of Hustonville and the late Robert Coontz. She was a member of Faith Fellowship Church.

Survivors include two sons, Shawn Sargent of Danville and Ricky Hale of Nicholasville; a daughter, Sherry Smith of Danville; five brothers, Guy Coontz, Danny Coontz and Billy Plummer, all of Danville, Charles Byrd of Tennessee, and Donald Coontz of Casey County; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jody and Phillip Coontz, John Couch, Curtis Byrd, Ronnie Davis and Donald Cross.

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