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Obituaries for April 2

April 02, 2006

David J. Harper

STANFORD - David J. Harper, 47, of Stanford, died Friday at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn.

Born May 28, 1958, in Pontiac, Mich., he was the son of David J. Harper and the late Freida Ann Saylor Harper. He was self-employed.

Survivors include a son, Nicholas John Harper of Kingsport; a stepson, Daniel Cameron of Stanford; and a grandmother, Evey Saylor of Stanford.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday.

Ernestine R. Keebortz

HARRODSBURG - Ernestine R. Keebortz, 82, of 444 Cardinal Ave., died Friday at Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born July 23, 1923, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Ernest and Mary Bell Teater Reed. She was a retired legal secretary for attorneys I.C. James and David Taylor and a member of Harrodsburg Christian Church. She was the widow of Joseph "Buddy" Keebortz.

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Survivors include a niece, Pam Ellis of Harrodsburg; a nephew, Billy Claunch of Versailles; several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Dann Masden. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tim, Myron and Chad Ellis, Billy and Todd Claunch and David Taylor.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today and before services Monday.

Memorials may go to Harrodsburg Christian Church, 305 S. Main St., Harrodsburg, KY, 40330.

Eula Schneider

HARRODSBURG - Eula Schneider, 71, died Saturday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

She was the widow of Robert T. Schneider.

Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

Sylvia M. Thomas

LIBERTY - Sylvia Marie Thomas, 74, of Danville, died Friday at Central Baptist Hospital.

Born Feb. 2, 1932, she was the daughter of the late John and Estelle Redford Lane. She was a housewife and member of Refreshing Ministries. She was the widow of Vanus Harrison Thomas Jr.

Survivors include six daughters, Molly Propes of Burgin, Margaret Gilbert and Linda Hilliard, both of Danville, Lela Cummins of Perryville, Kay Gilbert of Nicholasville and Sharon Snow of Hustonville; three sons, Gene and Kenneth Thomas, both of Danville, and Glendall Thomas of Kings Mountain; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Thomas.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bartle Funeral Home by Cleo Cox and Ed Nichols. Burial will be in Fair Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Heath Thornsberry, Eugene Simpson, Greg and Brandon Graham, Jeff Luttrell and James Dotson.

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

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Eliza M. Coffman

Services for Eliza Mae Coffman, 86, of Latimer Heights, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Second Street Christian Church by the Rev. Herbert Dunn. Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born April 2, 1919, in Danville, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Davis. She was a former employee of Centre College, and a member of Second Street Christian Church and the Gathering Place for Senior Adults.

Survivors include two daughters, Joan Anderson of Lancaster and Joyce Ann Scurry of Augusta, Ga.; three sons, Garnett Gray of Versailles, Jones K. Coffman of Stanford and James E. Coffman of Augusta; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Wilhite, Paul Wilkinson, James Simpson, James Preston Scott, LeRoy Stanford and John Pope.

Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the church.

Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Martha E. Brown

LIBERTY - Services for Martha Ellen Brown, 84, of Columbia, are 11 a.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Clifford Dehart and Ted Stidham. Burial will be in Hiter Cemetery.

She died Thursday at Russell County Hospital.

Born July 7, 1921, in Adair County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Matilda Adams Bedwell. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Chapel Church. She was the widow of Earl Brown.

Survivors include seven sons; Glen, John and James Brown, all of Knifley, Edward, Gorden and George Brown, all of Columbia, and Hershel Brown of Indiana; four daughters, Doris McAnelly and Voicel Sanders, both of Columbia, Brenda Sue Clarkston of Knifley and Midge Summer of Indiana; 36 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 20 step-great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.

Visitation is after 8 a.m. today.

Glenna W. Deatherage

HARRODSBURG - Services for Glenna Imogene Watts Deatherage, 68, of Harrodsburg, are 2 p.m. today at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by George Dye. Burial will be at a later date in Spring Hill Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

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