Obituaries for Nov. 23

November 23, 2004

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.

George W. Mason

LIBERTY - George Wesley Mason, 47, of Shugars Hill Road, died Saturday at Casey County Hospital.

Born Feb. 26, 1957, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Oliver and Evelyn Poff Mason. He was a self-employed landscape contractor and a member of Hilltop Church of Christ

Survivors include two daughters, Leah and Bambie Mason, both of Cincinnati; five brothers, Glen Mason of Liberty, Larry Mason of Elmwood, Ohio, and John and David Mason, both of Edinburg, Ind., and J.C. Mason of Columbus, Ind.; four sisters, Lorene Hafley of Nicholasville and Elaine Harris, Linda League and Liz Jones, all of Liberty; and two grandchildren.


Services were today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Marvin Cromer. Burial will be in Mason Cemetery.

Robert C. Jacobs

LOUISVILLE - Robert C. Jacobs, 72, of Danville, died Sunday in Danville.

He was a retired owner of Carrier Vibrating Equipment Co., an Army veteran of the Korean War, and a member of University of Louisville Athletic Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was the widower of Barbara Jacobs.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Jacobs; a son, Mark Jacobs; a sister, Flo Clark; a brother, William Jacobs; and four grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Embry-Bosse Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to UofL Scholarship Fund.

Christine Taylor

HARRODSBURG - Christine Taylor, 82, died Monday at Cambridge Place Nursing Home in Lexington.

Born Oct. 2, 1920, in Cornishville, she was the widow of William C. Taylor. She had been a nursing assistant at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital for 20 years and was a member of Cornishville Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, William T. Taylor of Harrodsburg; five grandchildren; and a grandson. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Taylor Lyons.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Jolene Bailey. Burial will be in Cornishville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry and Ferrell Bailey, Allen Childers, Larry Brown, Lewis Yates and Anthony Milburn.

Visitation will be after noon Wednesday.


Nellie M. Johnson

Services for Nellie Elizabeth Montgomery Johnson, 78, of Danville, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parksville Knob Independent Baptist Church by the Revs. Nelson Reynolds and Terry Orcutt. Burial will be in Chestnut Grove Cemetery. She died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 4, 1926, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Roma and Icy E. Pike Montgomery. She was a homemaker and foster parent for 10 years, caring for 30 children. She was a member of Parksville Knob Independent Baptist Church and was the widow of Albert Johnson.

Survivors include a son, Jerome Johnson of Parksville; a daughter, Rebecca A. Wilson of Parksville; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, William Ray Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Josh, Barry and Oscar Johnson and Billy, Timmy and Mike Montgomery.

Honorary pallbearers are Raymond and Billy Harris, Tom and Glen Johnson, Danny Cooper, Ervin Pike and George Gordon.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to American Diabetes Foundation.

Ethel M. Rooney

Services for Ethel Marie Rooney, 66, of Latimer Heights, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Cox. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

She 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, Harrodsburg Road.

Pallbearers will be Justin Parker, Brian and Jeff Walls, Joey Galloway, John Walters and Kenny McElroy.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. R. Finley Hendrickson, Earl Claunch, Alan Edwards and Jerry McElroy.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today.

Wence Wilkerson Jr.

Services for Wence Wilkerson Jr., 61, of Lexington, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. James AME Church by the Rev. William Jenkins.

Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery.

He died Saturday at Samaritan Hospital.

He was not a member of St. James AME Church. This information was incorrect in Monday's paper.

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

Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James F. Jones

MORELAND - Services for James Freeman Jones, 78, of Moreland, will be 2 p.m. today at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Dale Denton. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

He died Sunday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington.

Pallbearers will be Franklin Southerland, Junior Snow, Eddie Rothwell Jr., Doug Ellis, Wayne Cummins and James Jefferies.

Mattie F. Kidd

STANFORD - Services for Mattie Faye Kidd, 61, of Stanford, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Spurlin Funeral Home by Roger Stevens. Burial will be in Dix River Church of Christ Cemetery.

She died Monday at her home.

Born June 23, 1943, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Sarah Wilson Polston.

She was a homemaker and a member of McKinney Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, James Henry Kidd; a daughter, Mary Jane Bartlett of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a son, John M. Kidd of Crab Orchard; a sister, Hattie M. Floyd of Danville; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Russell Godbey, Jonathan Vandivier, Ed Thaxton, Donnie Griffin, Kenny and Wesley Stevens, Brian Swinney and Matthew Day.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

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