Obituaries for Nov. 17

November 17, 2004

Russell Lister

Russell Lister, 57, of Catlett Lane, Harrodsburg, died at his home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Margaret D. Ellis

MORELAND - Margaret D. Ellis, 78, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., died Nov. 5 at Hospice House in Fort Myers, Fla.

Born July 5, 1926, in Norwood, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Agnes Short Davis.

She was raised in Middleburg by her grandparents, the late James and Lula Short.

She was a teacher, retired after spending 32 years in education.

She began her teaching career in a one-room school in Casey County and taught at Middleburg, McKinney and Hustonville high schools, and Athens Elementary and Tates Creek Junior High in Fayette County.


She was named teacher of the year while at Tates Creek. She was a former member of Hustonville Book Club.

Survivors include her husband, Ivan Ellis; two sons, Dr. Rodney Ellis of Nashville, Tenn., and Dr. Gary Ellis of Salt Lake City, Utah; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Hustonville Cemetery.

Memorials may go to Hospice.

W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Debra K. Sallee

LIBERTY - Debra Kay Sallee, 46, of Hustonville, died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born March 16, 1958, in Pendleton County, she was the daughter of the late James O. and Frances Hall O'Hara.

She was a licensed practical nurse for Liberty Care Center.

Survivors include her husband, Danny Sallee Sr.; a son, Danny Sallee Jr. of Fort Campbell; two sisters, Charlotte Coffey of Liberty and Linda Rhorer of Brooksville; five brothers, Gary O'Hara and Jerry O'Hara, both of Erlanger, Ralph O'Hara of Hamilton, Ohio, Joseph O'Hara of Wetherford, Texas, and Steven O'Hara of Windsor.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Travis Farris.

Burial will be in Wilham-Sallee-Corn Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today.


Ed Caldwell

Services for Ray Edward Caldwell, 84, of Meadowbrook Drive, will be noon Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill Curwood.

Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

He died Tuesday at Central Baptist Hospital.

Born June 9, 1920, in Newport, he was the son of the late Howard and Lillie Schuholz Caldwell.

He was retired from Southern Pacific Railroad, was an Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie White Caldwell; two daughters, Cheryl Manners of Brookville, Pa., and Becky Mannie of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Dorothy Wetterhan of Covington; a brother, George Caldwell of Covington; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James, Jordan and Ryan Manners and Steven and Tyler Mannie. Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.

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

James Gaddis

Services for James Gaddis, 63, of East Ila Avenue, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by Tim Russ.

Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery.

He died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 20, 1941, in Parksville, he was the son of Euna Reece Gaddis of Junction City and the late William T. Gaddis.

He was a quality technician at Hitachi Automotive, a member of Bluegrass Pike Baptist Church and an Air Force veteran.

He was a former member of Bluegrass Cruisers car club.

Survivors include his wife, Polly Rousey Gaddis; a daughter, Tammy D. Taylor of Alum Springs; a sister, Patsy Lunsford of Junction City; two brothers, Harold Gaddis and Gary Gaddis, both of Junction City; and a grandson.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Terry D. Gaddis.

Pallbearers will be Bruce and Darrell Gaddis, Gragg and Ricky Lunsford, Orvel Vernon Jr. and Henry Clarkson.

Honorary pallbearers are members of quality assurance layout and incoming group at Hitachi and friends at Thunder Valley Go-cart Track.

Memorials may go to Bluegrass Pike Baptist Church building fund or Kyle Petty Victory Junction Gang.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today.

Mary B. Bennett

CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Mary Mullins Blanton Bennett, 80, of Deepwell Woods Road, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at McKnight Funeral Home by Adam Hopkins and Marshal Scott II.

Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Braley, Edmond Braley Jr., Shawn Blanton, Jasmine Clubb, Beth Ward and Rich Howell Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are Ronald Blanton, Troy Blanton, James Gillium, Thomas Gillium and Steve Clubb.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.

Omer G. Brown

HARRODSBURG - Services for Omer Gilbert Brown Jr., 57, of Hardin Heights, Burgin, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Ralph Neal and Lester Tirey.

Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

He died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born March 29, 1947, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Lucy Lane Brown of Harrodsburg and the late Omer G. Brown Sr.

He was a retired employee of Matsushita Appliance Corp. in Danville, having worked in the inventory control department, and was a member of the Baptist church.

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