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Obituaries

  • David Thomas Perkins

    David Thomas Perkins, 78, of Owenton, died Nov. 20, 2008, at Central Baptist Hospital.

    Born Dec. 8, 1929, in Owen County, he was the son of the late Thurman and Frances Stewart Perkins. He was also preceded in death by his son, Glenn David Perkins; and his brother, Paul Perkins. David was a carpenter, a farmer and a member of the Pentecostal faith.

  • John Will Ruth

    John Will Ruth, 77, of Owenton, died Nov. 22, 2008 at New Horizons Medical Center.

    Born Oct. 26, 1931, in Owen County, he was the son of the late John Ruth Sr. and Beulah Hunter Ruth. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James Ruth.

    He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Leticia Tackett Ruth; three sons, Steven Ruth of Elkhorn City, Mitchell Ruth of Demossville and John Will Ruth, III of Lexington; his stepdaughter, Sandra Lynn Whittaker of Maryland; his sister Jenna Louise Cole of Lexington; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • Thurman L. Noel

    Thurman L. Noel, 85, of Warsaw died Nov. 19, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood. Born June 24, 1923, he was the son of the late John David and Mae Poland Noel.

    He married his wife of 60 years, Mary Tuttle Noel, Sept. 18, 1948. Mr. Noel served in the Navy during WWII, and was a retired factory worker and self-employed farmer.

    He is survived by his wife, Mary Noel; a daughter, Addie Mae Caldwell; three sons, David, Calvin and Jeffrey Noel; a brother, Denton Noel; a sister, Alma Barnes; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

  • Viola Smith Lee

    Viola Smith Lee, 101, of Corinth, died Nov. 22, 2008, at Dover Manor Nursing Home in Georgetown. She was the widow of Walter Beckham Lee who died in 1986.

    She is survived by a son, Omer Bradford Lee of Sadieville; a sister, Naomi Shivers of New Columbus; a brother, Ernest Smith of Georgetown; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

  • Mary Betty Baldwin

    Mary Betty Baldwin, 91, died Nov. 17, 2008, at her home in Newhall, Calif. Born July 8, 1917, to Roy and Jessie Roland of Owenton, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, John Howard Baldwin; a sister, Alma Jean Allnutt; and a brother, Roy Cecil Roland. She is survived by a son, Billy H. Baldwin of Newhall, Calif.; a daughter, Bonita Sue Mayne of El Cajon, Calif.; a sister, Thelma Marston of Owenton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

    A memorial service will be conducted in Newhall, Calif., on Nov. 28, 2008.

  • Donald Ray Cornman

    Donald Ray Cornman, age 70 and a resident of Owenton, passed away Monday, Nov. 10th in Lexington, KY. Born September 1938, he was the son of the late Clarence Cornman and Anna Mary Poland Cobb. He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Ty Cobb; one daughter Debbie Cornman, two sisters: Delores Parrish and Norma Riels and two brothers: Cyrus Cobb and Ronald Cornman.

    Don was an avid golfer and retired employee of Owen Electric. He was also a member of the Cedar Hill Baptist Church and served his country in the United States Army.

  • Mary Louise Boone, 87, died Nov. 6, 2008, in Panama City, Fla.

    She was the daughter of Guy Dewey and Mary Green Ayres. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Thomasson; a sister, Aileen Gentry; two grandchildren, Edward Thomasson III and Barbara Clark; and four great-grandchildren.

    Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Joe Kindoll at 2 p.m. Nov. 24, 2008, in New Liberty.

  • Glenn McPherron, 69, of Livingston, died Nov. 9, 2008, in Falmouth. He was born in Owen County on Feb. 24, 1939, the son of the late William and Margaret Osborn McPherron.

  • Phyllis Ann Smith

    Phyllis Ann Smith, 61, of Lockport died Nov. 9, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    Born January 2, 1947, in Henry County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Thomas and Rosie Mae Tharp Chadwell. Phyllis was a homemaker and member of Gratz Baptist Church

  • Jeanette Kelly O’Connor

    Jeanette Kelly O’Connor, 88, of Warsaw, died Nov. 7, 2008, at Gallatin Health Care. She was the daughter of the late Wilbert and Heatha Ryle Kelly. She was the wife of the late Chester O’Connor. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Marvin Kelly; and two sisters, Gladys Anderson and Thelma Osting. Jeanette was the former owner of O’Connor Nursery. She was a member of Warsaw Baptist Church.