Obituaries for Nov. 22

November 22, 2004

Nellie M. Johnson

Nellie Montgomery Johnson, 78, of Danville, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of Albert Johnson. Arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home.

Ethel M. Rooney

Ethel Marie Rooney, 66, of Latimer Heights, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born June 20, 1938, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Mary Sims Simpson. She was a former employee of Cowan Dining Hall at Centre College and a member of First Church of God in Harrodsburg.

Survivors include a daughter, Frances Parker Galloway of Harrodsburg; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Wence Wilkerson Jr.

Wence Wilkerson Jr., 61, of Lexington, died Saturday at Samaritan Hospital.


Born Sept. 25, 1943, in Danville, he was the son of the late Wence Wilkerson Sr. and Leona Cooper. He was a truck driver and a member of St. James AME Church. He attended Bate High School.

Survivors include two daughters, Angela Ogle of Danville and Monica Ogle of Cincinnati; four sons, Lamont Wilkerson of Monticello and Lajuan, Clarence and Abdual Wilkerson, all of Ashland; two brothers, George and William Wilkerson, both of Lexington; three sisters, Vienna Wilkerson of Lexington, Mary Ruth Johnson of Georgetown and Beatrice Wilkerson of Danville; and five grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. James AME Church by the Rev. William Jenkins. Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Deanna Browning

LIBERTY - Deanna Browning, 55, of Lexington, died today at her home. She was the wife of Roger Browning. Arrangements are incomplete at Bartle Funeral Home.

James F. Jones

MORELAND - James Freeman Jones, 78, of Moreland, died Sunday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington.

Born Nov. 25, 1925, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Russell and Violet Russell Jones. He was a retired furniture upholsterer. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the widower of Lillian Russell Jones.

Survivors include a son, James D. Jones of Moreland; three sisters, Viva Rothwell of Moreland, Margaret Roberts of Danville and Elizabeth Cooley of Franklin, Tenn.; two brothers, Elwood Jones of Stanford and Kenneth Jones of Liberty; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; two stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Dale Denton. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Mattie Kidd

STANFORD - Mattie Kidd, 61, of Stanford, died today at her home. She was the wife of Henry Kidd. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Barbara M. Smith

STANFORD - Barbara Jean Moore Smith, 72, of Hustonville, died Sunday at Stanford House nursing home.

Born Sept. 28, 1932, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mattie Carrier Moore. She was a homemaker and a charter and founding member of Redemption Road Church. She was the widow of Harold L. Smith.

Survivors include a son, Ezekiel Smith of Yosemite; two daughters, Veronica Yocom of Stanford and Julia Reid of Hustonville; four brothers, Freddie Moore of Chase City, Va., Larry Moore and Charlie Moore, both of Hustonville, and Bennie Moore of McKinney; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mark Todd, Jackie Owens, Ronald Maples, Ronnie Maples, David Smith and Larry Privett.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Redemption Road Church by Terry Lawwill and Gary Yocom. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at the church.

Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Web Wilson

HARRODSBURG - Webster L. "Web" Wilson, 82, of Salvisa, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 11, 1922, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Leeman and Pearl Trimble Wilson. He was retired from Southern Railway where he was in signal maintenance. He was an Army veteran of World War II and recipient of Bronze Stars and a Silver Star. He was a member of Shakertown Baptist Church, McKinney Masonic Lodge and American Legion. He was the widower of Permelia "Pam" Fletcher Wilson.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Wilson of Lincoln County and David Wilson of Salvisa; a daughter, Dr. Rebecca Martin of Charenton, La.; three sisters, Christine Wilson and Alice Blanton, both of Hustonville, and Frances McKee of Waynesburg; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Joe Smith. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery with military rites.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Godby, Keith Kirkpatrick, Dr. Lee Simpson, Jeremy Simpson, Lee Horner and Patrick Cobett. Honorary pallbearer is Clyde Majors.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville 40423.


John A. Gower

STANFORD - Visitation for John Ashmore Gower, 74, of U.S. 150 West, will be 4-7 p.m. today at The Presbyterian Church of Danville.

He died Nov. 15 at his home.

Born Aug. 14, 1930, in Raleigh, N.C., he was a farmer, a member of The Presbyterian Church of Danville and a driver for Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Noe Gower; two daughters, Cindi Lacy of Danville and Louise Godshall of Shelbyville; a son, Stith Gower of Madison, Wis.; a brother, Col. Perrin W. Gower of Alexandria, Va.; and four grandchildren.

Fox Funeral Home in Stanford is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may go to The Salvation Army and Boyle County Humane Society.

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