Obituaries for Dec. 17

December 17, 2004

Nannie Burchett

PERRYVILLE - Nannie Burchett, 70, of Junction City, died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Wilder Funeral Home.

Billie R. Demaree

LANCASTER - Billie Jo Ralston Demaree, 71, of Richmond Road, Paint Lick, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Born Nov. 22, 1933, in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Burdetta Ramsey Ralston. She was a retired bookkeeper at Christian Appalachian Project and had been employed at the former Academy Inn. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of Governor James Garrard Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Garrard County Hospital Auxiliary and Presbyterian Women's Circle.


Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Clark of Garrard County; a son, Jim Demaree of Stanford; a sister, Eleanor Moots of Lancaster; a brother, Harvey Ralston of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. Jim Rucker and Dwight Foderhase. Burial will be in Paint Lick Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Buford Noel, Glen Hensley, Richard Arnold, Dwight May, Michael Botkin and Curtis Clark.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to Paint Lick Cemetery, P.O. Box 76, Paint Lick, 40461.

Russell E. Gibson

FRANKLIN, Ind. - Russell Eugene Gibson, 66, of Greenwood, Ind., died Thursday at Community Hospital East, Indianapolis.

Born Aug. 2, 1938, in Cartersburg, Ind., he was the son of the late Dillard and Ethel J. Webb Gibson. He was a district manager for the Indianapolis Star, retired after 25 years, and a Navy veteran. He was the widower of Willie Catharn Gibson.

Survivors include a son, Ronald J. Gibson of Greenwood, Ind.; a daughter, Tonya L. Stephens of Indianapolis; a brother, C. Wayne Gibson of Conroe, Texas; and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy J. Gibson.

Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home by Bobby Jewell. Burial will be 2 p.m. Monday at Tapscott Cemetery in Liberty.

Visitation is after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may go to American Heart/Stroke Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate, Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Ill., 60674.

Etta Lynn

LIBERTY - Etta Lynn, 84, of Liberty, died Thursday at Charleston Health Care Center.

Born Jan 18, 1920, in Casey County, she was the son of the late Issac and Laura Cummins Cochran. She was a homemaker and former employee of Green River Nursing Home. She was the widow of Ira Lynn.

Survivors include a daughter, Wilma Dempsey of Russell Springs; two sons, Jerry Lynn of Liberty and Jackie Lynn of Louisville; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Darnell, Ronnie and Johnny Lynn.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Gale Durham. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday.

Kirby Pennington

LIBERTY - Kirby Pennington, 85, of Junction City, formerly of Liberty, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Sept. 28, 1919, in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Chester and Nellie Cole Pennington. He was a retired farmer and member of Junction City United Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Woods Pennington; a daughter, Ellen Rose Thomas of Versailles; two sons, Donnie Pennington of Junction City and Dallas Pennington of Danville; a brother, E.C. Pennington of Liberty; a sister, Virginia Cochran of Jamestown, Ind.; a stepbrother, J.C. Newton of Ohio; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ballard W. Pennington.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Ross Wheeler. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be E.C. and Chris Pennington, John Harlow, Jim Leito, Tony Smith, Travis Leffew, Jackie Overstreet and Ronald Allen.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday.


Corliss Edwards

Services for Corliss Ann Edwards, 57, of Alton Road, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home by the Revs. Ernest Martin and Doug Wesley. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

She died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 6, 1947, in Harlan, she was the daughter of Dixie Myers Davis of Somerset and the late Allan C. Davis. She was a house parent with Kentucky School for the Deaf, retired after 30 years, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was the widow of Omar N. Edwards.

Survivors include two brothers, Bill Davis of Lexington and Bob Davis of Somerset.

Pallbearers will be Mark, Anthony, Chad and Wade Davis, W.H. Furr Jr., Albert Cooper and Bud Burdette.

Honorary pallbearers are members of Morning Stars Sunday School Class at Calvary Baptist Church.

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

Pamila M. Hubbard

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