Services set for Burgin commissioner

Obituaries for Dec. 23

December 23, 2004

Bobby G. Royalty

HARRODSBURG - A memorial service for Bobby Gene Royalty, 70, of Ashley Square, Burgin, a Burgin city commissioner, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Burgin Baptist Church by Mike Hamby and Matt Robison.

He died Wednesday at his home.

Born June 29, 1934, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late William M. and Lula Mae Cinnamon Royalty. In addition to serving as a city commissioner, he was retired from state Social Services, having worked at the Kentucky State Hospital and Danville Youth Development Center.

He was a Marine veteran of the Korean War where he earned two Purple Hearts. He was a member of Burgin Baptist Church where he attended the adult men's Sunday school class and was a life member of Disabled American Veterans, having been appointed liaison to the organization by former President Jimmy Carter. He also was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.


Survivors include his wife, Nancy Lowe Royalty; four sons, Bobby G. Royalty Jr. of Jessamine County, Terrell A. Royalty and Darryl G. Royalty, both of Harrodsburg, and Gary W. Royalty of Burgin; a daughter, Marsha G. Erwin of Lexington; a brother, Earl Royalty of Harrodsburg; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Friday at Burgin Baptist Church.

Memorials may go to Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Elizabeth L. Bonta

HARRODSBURG - Elizabeth L. Bonta, 88, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Billy Joe Hill

HARRODSBURG - Billy Joe Hill, 69, of Greenville Street, husband of Betty Noel Hill, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Alma C. Moore

PERRYVILLE - Alma Christine Moore, 88, of Lebanon, died Wednesday in Lebanon.

Born March 28, 1916, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Josephine Rainey Moore. She was a retired nursing assistant at Springview Hospital and a member of Gravel Switch United Methodist Church.

Nieces and nephews survive, including Betty J. Holderman and Regina Hundley, both of Perryville.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilder Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation will be noon Sunday until time of service.

Jamie Cochran

LIBERTY - Jamie Cochran, 34, of Hustonville, died Wednesday at his home.

Born Nov. 22, 1970, in Liberty, he was the son of the late Iman and Mamie Qualls Cochran. He was a farmer and a member of Charity Church of God.

Survivors include a brother, Charlie Cochran of Liberty; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bartle Funeral Home by Bearl King. Burial will be in Tapscott Cemetery.

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

Marie Isaacs

LANCASTER - Marie Isaacs, 81, of Buckeye Road, wife of O.P. Isaacs, died Wednesday at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Anna Lee Manning

HARRODSBURG - Anna Lee Sims Manning, 86, of Parkview Avenue, died Thursday at her home.

Born Jan. 16, 1918, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Garland and Letha Poulter Sims. She was a retired certified public accountant for Deloitte, Haskins & Sells Co. and a member of Harrodsburg Christian Church. She was the widow of John B. Manning

Survivors include a sister, Georgia Hoover of Harrodsburg; a niece; and nephews.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Don Chase. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 8 a.m. Friday


David C. Beck

Services for David Clinton Beck, 47, of Lisa Court, Louisville, will be 1 p.m. today at Stith Funeral Home by Rev. Dale Denton. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

He died Sunday at his residence.

Born Jan. 20, 1957, he was the son of Mose Clinton and Rebecca Griffin Beck, both of Louisville.

He was a trim carpenter.

Survivors also include a daughter, Tara Lynn Poe of Edwardsburg, Mich.; a son, Paul Brian Beck of Louisville; a sister, Vickie Satterly of Georgetown; and a grandchild.

Edward L. Sherman

LANCASTER - Services for Edward L. Sherman, 52, of Pin Oak Drive, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Daryl Hodge. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

He died Tuesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Born Oct. 6, 1952, in Somerset, he was the son of the late Albert S. and Helen Morgan Sherman. He was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Kentucky School of Banking. He was a former employee of Bank of Somerset and former executive vice president of the former National Bank of Lancaster. He was a former member of Lancaster Cemetery Board and current president of Gov. William Owsley House Foundation. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Somerset.

Survivors include a sister, Jeanne Massengale of Somerset; and nieces.

Pallbearers will be Jim Baker, Jim Sanders, Caywood Metcalf, Felix Johnson, Clifton Whittaker and Harvey Ayres. Honorary pallbearers are Phyllis Swaffer and officers and board of trustees of Gov. William Owsley House Foundation.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to Gov. William Owsley House Foundation, 656 Stanford Road, Lancaster 40444.

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