Obituaries for April 21

April 21, 2009

* George Perros, 86, of Kendall Drive died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Stith Funeral Home.


Cleona Brown

Cleona Coulter Brown, 61, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Brown, and her parents, James Coulter and Lorine Stokes. She was a member of Living Faith Worship Center in Richmond.

Survivors include her children, A'Gatha Jarber, Rose Penman Smith, Ernestine Brown, Sheona Brown, Hiwatha Penman, James Brown and Adlie Penman.

Services will be noon Thursday at Fourth Street Church of God.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

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Oren Clem1925-2009


Oren Clem, 84, of Danville died Monday, April 20, 2009, at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born Friday, April 3, 1925, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Ona and Mary Agnes Harris Clem. He retired after 40 years as the operations manager at Servomation. He was a World War II Army veteran, having received a Purple Heart.

Mr. Clem was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Open Door Sunday School Class and a former deacon, church treasurer and Sunday school secretary. He enjoyed camping, traveling and ice cream, and was known by many as "Mr. Fix-It."

Survivors include his dear wife of 61 years, Bette Laura Gordon Clem of Danville; a son, Arthur Harris (Sharon) Clem of Cleveland, Tenn.; a daughter, Laura (Danny) Roller of Danville; six grandchildren, Lee Ann (Mike) Metcalfe of Lagrange, Danny Ray Roller of Florence, Shonna Kaye (Danny) Brown of Corbin, Mary Elizabeth (Randy) Driver of Glasgow, Eric Lee (Jennifer) Clem of Ooltewah, Tenn., and William Andrew "Andy" (Betsy) Clem of Cleveland, Tenn.; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Clem was predeceased by two sons, Neil and Larry Clem; and a sister, Marjorie McCartney.

An Appreciation of Life Service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Revs. Ernest Martin and Doug Wesley officiating. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery with military rites by the United States Army Honor Guard.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. The Open Door Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Sunrise Children's Home, Oneida Baptist Institute or Gideons.

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Richard Hulette

A memorial service for Richard Hulette will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 320 W. Main St., with the Rev. Dr. Rob Slocum officiating.

Mr. Hulette, of Danville and Lexington, died March 29, 2009, at age 70.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Shaw Pickett Hulette; his mother, Mary Charlton Hulette; two children, Ben Hulette and Elizabeth "Libby" Hulette; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may go to Trinity Episcopal Church, Danville Men's Group or McDowell House Museum.


Inas Luttrell1928-2009

LIBERTY - Inas Marie Luttrell, 80, of Hwy. 910 died Sunday at her home.

Born May 26, 1928, she was the widow of Raymond Luttrell, a member of Cannan Valley Separate Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include her son, Tommy (Vickie) Luttrell of Liberty; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dennie Luttrell of Windsor.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Bro. Clifford DeHart. Burial will be in Bowmer Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.


Estill Eversole1920-2009

STANFORD - Estill Eversole, 89, of Stanford died Sunday at Fort Logan Hospital.

Born April 15, 1920, in Perry County, he was a son of the late Joe and Isabele Eversole and the widower of Georgia Wells Eversole. He was a highly decorated World War II Army infantry veteran, having served in the European Theater as a machine-gunner. He also was a coal miner for 25 years, a farmer and a member of Stanford Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons, Estill Eversole Jr. (Phyllis Ann) of Wauchula, Fla., R.J. Eversole of Hazard, Ky., and Larry Eversole (Margaret) of Hustonville; a daughter, Anna B. Sego (Steve) of Stanford; three brothers, Jesse James Eversole and Harold Eversole, both of Hazard, and Joe Eversole Jr., of Beaver Dam, Ky.; four sisters, Nora Rakel of Cincinnati, Ohio, Martha Jackson of Pennsylvania, Virginia Henson of Lexington, Ky., and Irene Smith of Perry County, Ky.; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

The service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Louis Hammonds and Rick Estes officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, with military rites by Caswell Saufley Post 18 of the American Legion.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to the Parkinson Foundation, 1501 North West 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136.

Kenneth Ellis1933-2009

MORELAND - Kenneth Lee Ellis, 76, of Maxey Valley died Sunday.

Born April 11, 1933, he was the son of the late Lee and Ethel Simpson Ellis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ova Mae Crowe Ellis.

Survivors include a son, Jimmie Lewis Ellis, and a daughter, Barbara Southerland, both of Maxey Valley; a brother, Eugene (Barbara) Ellis of Danville; two sisters, Shearleen Green of Danville and Linda (Donald) Austin of Liberty; friend and caregiver, Nona Carey of Hustonville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home, with burial in Hustonville Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

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