Obituaries for Dec. 31

December 31, 2004

August F. Fath

HARVARD, Mass. - Dr. August F. Fath, 94, of Harvard, formerly of Danville and Kalamazoo, Mich., died Tuesday at Emerson Hospital, Concord, Mass.

Born April 24, 1910, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late August J. and Catherine Blankenmeyer Fath. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from University of Cincinnati and initially began a private practice in Fort Thomas, Ky., specializing in internal medicine. When World War II broke out, he enlisted as a captain in the Army Air Force in 1942. He served as chief of medicine at Santa Maria Hospital at Hamilton Field, Calif., and completed a fellowship at Mayo Clinic in cardiology.

In 1946, he left the Army and moved his family to Kalamazoo, Mich., established a practice and joined the Kalamazoo Academy of Medicine. He became affiliated with Borgess Hospital where he practiced for more than 50 years before retiring in 1986. For many years, he served as chief of internal medicine and chief of staff at Borgess Hospital.


After retiring, Fath and his wife moved to Danville to be near family. They lived here for 10 years before moving to Harvard. He was active in the Knights of Columbus in both Kalamazoo and Danville.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Loretta Tamme Fath; two sons, A. Frederick Fath of Seattle, Wash., and Dr. John J. Fath of Beverly Hills, Mich.; and two daughters, Barbara Griesbach of Harvard, and M. Susan Ryan of Woodland Hills, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were today at St. Theresa's Catholic Church. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery in Harvard.

Anna Coffman

MORELAND - Anna Godbey Estes Coffman, 90, of Moreland, died today at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.

John G. Elliott

STANFORD - John Grey Elliott, 71, of McKinney, died Thursday in Lexington.

Born Feb. 3, 1933, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Ransom and Ruby Garner Elliott. He was a farmer, a member of McKinney Christian Church and the widower of Faye Singleton Elliott.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Rozen of Danville; two sons, Ronnie Elliott of Junction City and Donnie Elliott of McKinney; a daughter, Linda Kirkpatrick of Stanford; two brothers, George "Bucky" Elliott of Hustonville and Joe Elliott of McKinney; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Marilyn Wall.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Fox Funeral Home by the Revs. Jim Swafford and Leonard Price. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Jacob, Justin, Cody, George and Jason Elliott, and Kevin and Kris Kirkpatrick. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Canada and Harold Win McLaren.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may go to McKinney Christian Church.

William J. Eversole

LANCASTER - William Jackson Eversole, 49, of Hamilton Avenue, died Thursday at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.

Florence Pollard

CRAB ORCHARD - Florence Pollard, 81, of Waynesburg, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 7, 1923, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Ruben and Susie Siler Pollard.

She was a homemaker and a member of Ephesus Baptist Church.

Survivors include a brother, Hubert Pollard of Waynesburg; nieces; and a nephew.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McKnight Funeral Home by Chester Cornett. Burial will be in Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Elvie and Elmer Dowell, Bennie Simpson, Larry and Joe Brown and Tommy Messer. Honorary pallbearers are Dalmas Petrey and Danny Ison.

Visitation will be after 12:30 p.m. Saturday.


Shirley G. Givens

Services for Shirley Greene Givens, 63, of Stanford, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Boneyville Baptist Church by Robert Coulter Jr. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

He died Tuesday at his home.

Born Oct. 1, 1941, in Lincoln County, he was a son of Laura Stewart of Stanford and the late Preston "Billy" Givens.

He was an employee of Hitachi Automotive Product Co.

Other survivors include his wife, Sara Givens; three sons, Eric Givens of Louisville, Greg Givens of Stanford, and Kelvin Givens of Cincinnati; four daughters, Dionne Givens of Stanford, Sandra Givens of Cincinnati, Deborah Moran of Las Cruces, N.M., and Cheryl Stewart of Lexington; three brothers, David Givens of Indianapolis, Mitchell Stewart of Burke, Va., and Barry Stewart of Lexington; a stepbrother, Fred Helm of Virginia Beach, Va.; and five grandchildren.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the church.

Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frances D. Voris

HARRODSBURG - Services for Frances Davis Voris, 86, of Burgin, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Rachel Doolin and the Rev. Proctor Riggins. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

She died Thursday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born April 30, 1918, in Burgin, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Addye Baker Davis. She was a Harrodsburg Herald office clerk.

She also was a graduate of Burgin High School and Fugazzi Business College, an active member of James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a life-long member and deacon of Burgin Christian Church Disciples of Christ. She was the widow of Everett B. Voris.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Frances Voris of Harrodsburg; a brother, J.C. Davis of Louisville; three sisters, Louise Wells of Frankfort, Imogene Ford of Louisville, and Christine Huey of Lexington.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to Burgin Christian Church, 300 West Main Street, Burgin 40310.

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