Obituaries for December 30

December 30, 2004

Melzie Burton

Melzie Burton, 80, of Chicago, died Sunday in Chicago.

He was the husband of S.T. Burton.

Survivors include sisters-in-law, Betty and Martina Burton, both of Danville; and a brother-in-law, Bobby Burton of Danville.

Services will be noon Saturday at Springfield First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Goodloe Cemetery, Springfield.

Visitation will be 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the church.

Fender & Fender Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

Information courtesy of Smith-Jackson Funeral Home.

Harry S. Marsh

Harry Slaton Marsh, 85, of North Third Street, died Wednesday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.


Born Jan. 13, 1919, in Nortonville, he was a son of the late Archie and Pearl Slaton Marsh. He was a member of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church and a self-employed builder.

Survivors include his wife, Olive Marsh of Utica; a daughter, Marlita Marsh of Utica; two sons, Phillip Marsh of Perryville, and Lloyd Marsh of Utica; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date in Nortonville.

Louis E. Harness

CRAB ORCHARD - Louis E. Harness, 60, of Sharonville, Ohio, formerly of Crab Orchard, died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital, Fairfield, Ohio.

Born March 16, 1944, in Crab Orchard, he was the son of Velva Brown Harness of Crab Orchard and the late Cecil Harness.

He was a machine operator for Formica Corp., a veteran and the widower of Jerlene Taylor Harness.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mary Harness of Cincinnati; a son, Christopher Harness of Cincinnati; a brother, Wayne Harness of Batesville, Ind.; three sisters, Ilene Nicholas of Middletown, Ohio, Irene Petrey of Stanford and Bonnie Renner of Crab Orchard; and three grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at McKnight Funeral Home by Harold Harness. Burial will be in Bethelridge Cemetery with military rites by Caswell Saufley American Legion Post 18.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Hodapp Funeral Home in Cincinnati and 6-8 p.m. Friday at McKnight Funeral Home.

Virginia McKinney

LIBERTY - Virginia McKinney, 82, of Adams Street, died Tuesday at Lake Cumberland Hospital in Somerset.

Born July 21, 1922, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Birdie Fights Wilson. She was a retired Louisville Store clerk and a member of Liberty United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Sam McKinney Sr.; a son, Sam McKinney Jr. of Liberty; a daughter, Judith Estes of Mount Salem; two sisters, Mabrie Harrison of Liberty and Lucy Miller of Jamestown; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Dewayne Duncan. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Wethington, Sherill Wells, Andrew McKinney, Barry Harrison, Richard Montgomery and Will Schuler.

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

Frances D. Voris

HARRODSBURG - Frances Davis Voris, 86, of Burgin, died today at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.


Evelyn Mayfield

Services for Evelyn "Sug" Gray Mayfield, 84, of John Bowling Court, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Stoney Point Baptist Church by the Rev. James McPherson. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

She died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 8, 1920, in Boyle County. She was a homemaker, a member of Stoney Point Church and the widow of Fred Mayfield.

Survivors include two sons, James D. Mayfield of Clarkston, Ga., and Kenneth M. Mayfield of Danville; six daughters, Barbara Adams of Dayton, Ohio, Johelen David of Fairfax Station, Va., Martha Hanna of Farmington Hills, Mich., Pat Benning and Rita Kinley, both of Cincinnati, and Norma J. Bruce of Louisville; three sisters, Florine McPherson, Viola Singleton and Helen Taylor, all of Danville; a brother, Dooley Gray of Cincinnati; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Don Davis Jr., Gordon Benning Jr., Lee Benning, James J. Mayfield, Brandon Mayfield, Brian Hanna and Kevin Bruce.

Honorary pallbearers are nephews.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home.

Lida Bower

LANCASTER - Services for Lida Bower, 91, of Danville Street, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Daryl Hodge. Burial will be in Manse Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Fort Logan Hospital.

Born March 1, 1913, in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Arthusa Gooch Chandler. She was a store merchandiser and a member of Rosemont Baptist Church. She was the widow of Fay Bower.

Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Childs; a niece, Audrey Whittaker of Lancaster; and a nephew, Woodie Ball of Stanford. She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Bowmer.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today.

Florence Gullett

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