November 11, 2005
George Callahan and Rob Tanner are related by marriage - and the military. Callahan and Tanner, both of Danville, were brought together 35 years ago when Callahan married Tanner's mother, June. At 47, Callahan was old enough to be the grandfather of the 7-year-old Tanner, the product of a previous marriage. But over the years, Callahan became fatherly, even though the father role would still be occupied by Tanner's biological dad. And Tanner became like one of Callahan's own. The two have a strong bond forged not only by sharing the same household but by their patriotism and long stints in the Navy.
February 6, 2008
Craig Robert Steven Taylor, 24, son of Tammy Taylor O' Daniel and stepson of Troy O' Daniel died Friday, Feb. 1. The family has chosen Hager and Cundiff Funeral Home for arrangements which were incomplete at press time.
December 27, 2011
JAMES A. SMITHERS James A. Smithers, 74, of Clark County, widower of Mildred Robinson Smithers, passed away Monday at the St. Joseph Hospital. A native of Clay City, he was born Aug. 8, 1937, to the late Lewis and Ethel Crowe Smithers. He was retired from IBM. He is survived by a stepson, Ronald R. (Barbara) Bush of Lexington; grandchildren, Justin, Evan, and Veronica Bush; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Robert Bradley Bush.
March 27, 2013
Anthony “Tony” Ray Jones, 41, husband of Shawn Jones, died March 19, 2013. He was the son of Sally J. Jones and the late Ray C. Jones. Tony was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. Additional survivors include a stepson, Corey Rogers; two brothers, Rick and Randy Perkins; a sister, Lynn Strange; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Services were at 8 p.m. March 22 at Betts & West Funeral Home. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com.
November 30, 2011
Judy French Lively, 69, widow of Edward Lively, died Nov. 27 after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Jessamine County and daughter of the late John and Evaline Wells French. She was a former employee of McClane Company. Survivors include a stepson, Tim and wife Kelly Lively; four stepgrandsons; brothers Carl “Bill” and wife Marcella French, and Bobby and wife Barbara French; sisters Betty Jean Pritchett, Barbara and husband Richard Horton, and Kathy and husband Reynold Solomon; a special friend, Bobbye Orrill, and numerous other family members.
July 21, 2009
Robert F. "Bobby" Johnson, 78, of Crab Orchard, died Tuesday, July 7 at his residence. A native of Orrville, Ohio, he was born Sept. 27, 1930, to the late Lawrence and Ruby Reynolds Johnson. He was a retired construction inspector for the Army Corp of Engineers, veteran of the Air Force and a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ. He was also preceded in death by a stepson, Dana McLaughlin. Survivors include his wife, Joann Taylor Johnson; one stepson, Carey (Jill) McLaughlin of Louisville; two step grandsons, C. J. and Chad McLaughlin of Louisville; two aunts, Ann Scalley of Tampa, Fla., and Thelma Jean Baumgardner of Nellysford, Va.; and several cousins and nieces and nephews.
November 21, 2007
Frank Allen, 72 of Ross Road, Garrard County, died Monday, Nov. 12 in Lexington. A native of Rockcastle County, he was born Aug. 30, 1935 to the late John and Annie Drew Allen. He was an employee of the Garrard County Fiscal Court, a former employee of the Almhurst and Castleton Horse Farms, and a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Kirksville. Survivors include his wife Linda Malear Allen; six sons, Hughie (Donna) Allen, Danny (Louavia) Allen, Paul (Jamie) Allen, Johnny (Shawnetta)
January 5, 2012
EDITH MAE CROCKETT WHITE Edith Mae Crockett White, 84, of Winchester, widow of the late Earl Ralph White, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at the Richmond Place Rehabilitation and Health Center. She was born in Indianapolis on Nov. 19, 1927, to the late Charles Lee Crockett and Charlotte Jackson Robinson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two daughters, Martha Tipton (Mike) of Stanton and Pamela Tolson of Winchester; a son, Ronald Snowden of Lexington; a stepson, Ralph Wayne White (Glenda)
August 22, 2012
Beatrice Irene Poynter, 85, of Stanford, died Friday, Aug. 17 at Fort Logan Hospital. Born Aug. 26, 1926, in Lincoln County, Beatrice was a daughter of the late William and Betty Young. She was a retired seamstress, a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church and the widow of Calvin Poynter. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Marion and William Young; and sisters, Lucille Denham, Christine Burgess, Edna Bastin and Opal Dawson. Survivors include one stepson; Michael (Diane)
January 24, 2008
Jimmy Ray "J.R. " Brown, 61, of Hustonville, formerly of Monticello died Sunday, Jan. 20 at his home. A native of Wayne County, he was born Dec. 25, 1946 to the late Hub and Oreta (Stringer) Brown. He was the widower of Christine Miller. He was also preceded in death by one stepson, Stacy Ray Edwards. Survivors include a son, Jackie Ray "J.R. " (Mary) Brown; one step son, Ralph Turner; two step daughters, Debbie Stringer and Susie Miller; and two sisters, Jessie Mae Sullivan and Debbie Acrey.