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Obituaries

  • Ruby McDanell

    Ruby “Sug” McDanell, 71, of Owenton, passed away July 3, 2009, at the home of her daughter.

    Born Aug. 31, 1937, in Oldham County, she was the daughter of the late John Edward and Lorraine Coons Yochum and was preceded in death by her husband Charles “Bill” McDanell. 

    Sug was a graduate of Oldham County High School; retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the Labor Cabinet; and was a member of Owenton First Methodist Church where she was a pianist for many years.

  • Anna Mae Donnelly

    Anna Mae Donnelly, 72, of Sparta, passed away July 1, 2009, at New Horizons Medical Center.

    Born Dec. 22, 1936, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruby Wheeler Davis and was preceded in death by her son, Vernon Marshall Donnelly. Anna was a homemaker and a member of New Liberty Christian Church.

  • Dorothy J. Young

    Dorothy J. Young, 82, of Owenton, died June 23, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence.

    Born Oct. 13, 1926, in Owen County, she was the daughter of the late Yancey and Gladys Conover Poteet and was preceded in death by her son, Donald Ray Young. Dorothy was retired from Schlumberger and had also worked at Scholl’s Shoe Factory. She was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

  • Jim Gibson

    Jim Gibson, 63, of New Columbus, died June 28, 2009, at his residence. He was a retired brick mason and a member of New Columbus Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was also co-owner of D-J Amusements.

    He is survived by his wife, Donna Hall Gibson; three daughters, Kelley Perry and Angel Young, both of Corinth, and Lisa Newman of Williamstown; a sister, Priscilla Marshall of Frankfort; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • Mario Antonio Robles

    Mario Antonio Robles, 25, of Owenton, died June 21, 2009, at New Horizons Medical Center.

    He was born Jan. 19, 1984, in Casa Blanco, HGO Mexico. He was an employee of Elk Creek Winery where he was instrumental in daily operations. Mario was a member of the Catholic faith. 

  • Barbara King

    Barbara King, 59, of Ghent passed away June 28, 2009, at her residence.

  • Ada Pauline “Judy” Smith

    Ada Pauline “Judy” Smith, 69, died June 15, 2009. She was born March 5, 1940, in Russell County, Virginia to the late John Carson and Gladys J. (Kaiser) Hagy. Judy was a homemaker and cherished time spent with her family. She was a lifetime member of the V.F.W and the F.O.E. # 211 Auxiliary.

    Survivors include a daughter, Melody Smith; two sons-in-law, Bob Mitchell and Peter J. Delisle Jr.; two grandchildren, Tasha Norris and Joseph Mitchell; and siblings, Ralph Hagy, Glenna Spivey, Earl Hagy and Mary Sue Alexander.

  • Mildred Martin

    Mildred Schooler Martin, 102, of Owenton, died June 18, 2009, at Owenton Manor.

    Born Nov. 1, 1906, in Owen County, she was the daughter of the late Thornley and Dora Edmunson Schooler and was preceded in death by her husband, Guthrie Martin; her son, James Schooler Martin; her daughter, Alfreda Martin; three brothers, Ralph, Stanley, and Norman Schooler; her sisters, Freda Wilson and Rachael Schooler; her nephew, Charles Schooler; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. 

    Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

  • Ralph M. Herald

    Ralph M. Herald, 85, of Worthville, died June 18, 2009, at King’s Daughter’s Hospital in Madison, Ind. Born June 17, 1924, to Elmer and Olia Breeden Herald of Owen County, he worked as a corrections officer at Kentucky State Reformatory in LaGrange, was a former employee of Rich Ladder in Carrollton, and retired from M&T Chemical Co. of Carrollton. He was former member of Worthville Volunteer Fire Department, was an avid motorcycle rider, and a member of Dean Memorial United Methodist Church in Worthville. He served in the Army during World War II.

  • Roy C. McCormick

    Roy C. McCormick, 76, of Owen County, died May 30, 2009, at Owenton Manor. Roy was the son of the late Ernest and Anna Bramblett McCormick. He was the husband of Sarah Florence Renfro McCormick. Roy was a farmer and a member of the Elk Lick Baptist Church. He was also a veteran.