Obituaries for Dec. 20

December 20, 2004

David C. Beck

David C. Beck, 47, died Sunday in Louisville. Arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home.

James Broyles

PERRYVILLE - James Broyles, 67, of Gravel Switch, died Sunday at his home. He was the husband of Mary Broyles.

Arrangements incomplete at Wilder Funeral Home.

Daniel L. DeRousse

GREENSBOROUGH, Tenn. - Daniel Lee DeRousse, 48, of Junction City, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Thursday in Greensborough.

Born Oct. 20, 1956, he was the son of the late Clyde "Gene" DeRousse of Boyle County and the late Elizabeth "Ann" DeRousse of Boyle County.


He served in the Navy and was a former employee of Whirlpool Appliance Corp. in Danville.

Survivors include one son, Derrick Sussman of Danville; and four brothers, Chuck DeRousse, Mike DeRousse, Gary DeRousse and Randy DeRousse.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Junction City United Methodist Church, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Barry Harmon.

Leslie W. Gastineau

STANFORD - Leslie Wayne Gastineau, 32, of Stanford, died Saturday at his home. He was the husband of Tammy Gastineau. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Robert Ruckel

SCIENCE HILL - Robert Ruckel, 86, of Eubank, died Saturday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

Born Oct. 27, 1918, in Eubank, he was a son of the late Harry and Crecia Baugh Ruckel.

He was a farmer and the widow of Elaine Estes Ruckel.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy Williams and Janet Mullins, both of Eubank, and Faye Dicken of Franklin, Ind.; a son, Gary Ruckel of Eubank; two brothers, Clyde Ruckel of Indiana, and Rowan Ruckel of Florida; a sister, Verna Burton of Eubank; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home by Lester Randolph. Burial will be in Briary Cemetery, Eubank.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.

Lou Ella D. Whittaker

LANCASTER - Lou Ella Doolin Whittaker, 100, of Hagan Court, died Sunday at her home.

Born May 8, 1904, he was the daughter of the late Sidney B. and Lucy K. Bourne Doolin. She was a homemaker and a member and Sunday school teacher of First Church of the Nazarene in Richmond. She was the widow of Orear Whittaker.

Survivors include a sister, Laverne Stinetorf of Lancaster; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Whittaker; and a daughter, Doris "Beecie" Eckerle.

Services will be noon Tuesday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. David Young and Art Hobbs. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Denny West, Joey Barnes, Frankie and Willey Ray, Randall Wilson and Wilbur Dabney.

Honorary pallbearers are Jess Pollard, Bill Oakes, Gordon Deshon, Louis Grimes, Eddie Coffey, Neal Whittaker, Harry and Franklin Whitaker.

Visitation will be after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville 40422.


Nancy Haggard

Services for Nancy Haggard, 70, of Pleasant Drive, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Dale Denton. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

She died Friday at her home.

Pallbearers will be George Powell, Tommy, Adam and Carl Gene Harmon, and John and Todd Hurst.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Brian Hubbard

STANFORD - A memorial service for Brian "Mick" Hubbard, 48, of Stanford, is private.

He died Saturday at his home.

Born July 23, 1956, in Knoxville, Tenn., he was the son of the late Victor and Beulah Back Hubbard. He was a carpenter.

Survivors include a son, Phillip Hubbard of Knoxville; a daughter, Sarah Hubbard of Knoxville; five brothers, Dan, David and Greg Hubbard, all of Knoxville, Tom Hubbard of Bangor, Mich., and Bill Hubbard of Stanford; two sisters, Kay Drinnen of Smyrna, Tenn., and Betsy Weaver of Knoxville.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Spurlin Funeral Home.

John N. Johnson

LEXINGTON - Services for John N. Johnson, 92, of Lexington, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smith & Smith Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Gaines. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

He died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born March 4, 1912, in Danville, he was a son of the late Sherman and Mary Elizabeth Johnson.

He was a custodian at University of Kentucky, a World War II veteran and the recipient of several medals including three Bronze Stars.

Survivors include his daughter, Pamela Sue Hoover of Oakland, Calif., and Wiavonia Jackson Johnson of Lexington; a son, Larry D. Weathers Sr. of Danville; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Pallbearers are David Payne Sr., David Payne Jr., Kenneth Payne, Jason Weathers and Raymond Houston Jr.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Information courtesy of Smith-Jackson Funeral Home.

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