Obituaries for Nov. 26

November 26, 2004

Jeanette Bartlett

Katherine Jeanette Bartlett, 65, of Bowen Road, Stanford, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Willie M. Smith

Willie Mae Smith, 92, of Benedict Drive, died Wednesday in Stanford.

Born Oct. 3, 1912, in Burgin, she was the daughter of the late William and Janie Stagner. She was a former employee of Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Liberty Cherry and Fruit Co. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Smith of Danville; two sons, Edward Smith of Independence and John Spears of Danville; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.


Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Pete Gilliam. Burial will be in Burgin Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Gilliam, Mark Taulbee, Johnny Spears, Dianna and Kyle Jenkins and Nelus Estes.

Honorary pallbearers are Travis Jenkins and Tyler Gilliam.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.

William R. Peavler

HARRODSBURG - William R. "Bill" Peavler, 86, of Tabler Avenue, died Thursday at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore. He was the widower of Virgie Watts Peavler. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Martha G. Russell

SCIENCE HILL - Martha Greer Russell, 71, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Lincoln County, died Monday in Tampa.

Born Feb. 15, 1933, in Stanford, she was the daughter of the late Curtis L. and Gertie Morgan Greer. She was a registered nurse and a director of nursing. She was an advocate for senior citizens and instrumental in raising standards in long-term care. She was recognized for her excellence in nursing, and the Florida Nurses Association has established the Martha G. Russell Nursing Scholarship in her honor. She was inducted into the FNA Nursing Hall of Fame in Orlando. She was a member of Pilot Baptist Church in Eubank.

Survivors include her husband, George W. Russell; a son, Michael R. Russell of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Judy R. Byers of Louisville; two brothers, Royal Greer of Corbin and Curtis Greer Jr. of Eubank; three sisters, Ernestine Williams of Eubank, Barbara Mullins of Cincinnati and Sandra Gooch of Villa Ricco, Ga.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pilot Baptist Church by C.E. Jacobs. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Monday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may go to Martha G. Russell Scholarship Fund, c/o Linda Williams, P.O. Box Valrico, Fla. 33595.


Dora Doughty

CRAB ORCHARD - Services for Dora Doughty, 93, of Crab Orchard, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at McKnight Funeral Home by Dan Gutenson. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Lancaster Christian Care Center.

Born April 30, 1911, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Virginia Blanton Munsie. She was a member of Watts Chapel Baptist Church, Women's Missionary Unit and Berean Bible Class. She was the widow of Charles H. Doughty.

Survivors include two sons, Gordon K. Doughty of Trenton, Ohio, and Russell L. Doughty of Hammersville, Ohio; two daughters, Treva Brickey of Lancaster and Connie Sims of Crab Orchard; 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at McKnight Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren.

Memorials may go to Watts Chapel Baptist Church Scholarship Fund at Clear Creek Bible College or the church benevolent fund, 11825 U.S, 150, Crab Orchard 40419.

Georgia Eversole

STANFORD - Services for Georgia Eversole, 84, of Stanford, were today at Spurlin Funeral Home. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born April 30, 1920, in Leslie County, she was the daughter of the late Jason and Annie Vanover Wells. She was owner and operator of Georgie Eversole's General Store for 25 years and a member of Dix River Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Estill Eversole; three sons, Estill Eversole Jr. of Eaton, Ohio, R.J. Eversole of Hazard and Larry Eversole of Hustonville; a daughter, Anna B. Sego of Stanford; two brothers, Homer Wells of Indiana and James Wells of Leslie County; five sisters, Rose Depoy and Melda Fields, both of Indiana, Emma Meade of Waynesburg, Lela Howard of Tennessee, and Lillian Downey of Florida; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tony, Jason and Estill Eversole Jr., Steve Sego, Tommy Smock and Brian Richards.

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