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Obituaries

  • Ralph Wilkerson Gibson, 86

    PARIS, Ky. – Ralph Wilkerson Gibson, 86, of Paris died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at his residence.

    Graveside services were Monday, Nov. 10, at the Paris Cemetery, with the Rev. Reggie Gentry officiating.

    Mr. Gibson was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Alton, Ky., to the late Ethel and Victor Gibson.

    He and his wife, Bee, were formerly from Carrollton, Ky.

    He graduated from Harrodsburg High School. He entered the U.S. Army and served in the Armed Services Tank Division in the Philippines during World War II.

  • Laurence R. “Larry” Jeffries, 74

    Laurence R. “Larry” Jeffries, 74, New Castle, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange.

    He was the son of the late Newt W. and Ruthanna (Adams) Jeffries Jr.

    He was a farmer and retired as a teacher for the Henry County Schools. He was a United States Army veteran and a member of Point Pleasant Christian Church.

  • Ernestine Raisor Vories, 65

    CARROLLTON, Ky. – Ernestine Raisor Vories, 65, of Carrollton died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.

    Services were Saturday, Nov. 8, at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home, 809 Highland Ave., Carrollton with the Rev. Stan Reedy officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

    Mrs. Vories was born Nov. 24, 1942, in Carrollton to the late Earnest B. and Jeannette (Bladen) Raisor.

  • Natalie Faye Tilley, 44

    MILTON, Ky. – Natalie Faye Tilley, 44, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at King’s Daughter’s Hospital in Madison, Ind.

    Funeral services are 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, at Graham-Dunn Funeral Home, 213 Fifth St., Carrollton, Ky., with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating.

    Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

    Tilley was born July 28, 1964, in Carrollton to Noble Franklin and the late Trena Carol (Stockdale) Tilley. She graduated high school in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

    She was a homemaker.

  • Keith Patrick O’Connor, 23

    CARROLLTON, Ky. – Keith Patrick “Beefy” O’Connor, 23, of Carrollton died Oct. 23, 2008, at his residence.

    Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 30, at Grahm-Dunn Funeral Home, 213 Fifth St., Carrollton, with the Rev. Kenny Hopper officiating. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Ind.

    Mr. O’Connor was born in Dearborne County, Ind., Nov. 19, 1984, to Teressa Faye O’Connor Durbin and the late James Yeager.

    He was a landscaper for O’Connor Tree Service.

  • Warnie Sparkman, 48

    BEDFORD, Ky. – Warnie Sparkman, 48, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 in Bedford.

    Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Ransdell Funeral Home, Bedford.

    Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the funeral home.

  • James Elmer Montgomery, 79

    CARROLLTON, Ky – James “Jim” Montgomery, 79, of Carrollton died Friday, Oct. 31, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 3, at Graham-Dunn Funeral Home, 213 Fifth St., Carrollton, with Pastor Bobby Wade officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

    Mr. Montgomery was born in Mercer County on May 2, 1929, to the late Bill and Catherine (Smith) Montgomery.

  • Ouida B. Johnson, 67

    CARROLLTON, Ky. – Ouida B. Johnson, 67, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Baptist Hospital Northeast, La Grange, Ky.

    Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home, 809 Highland Ave., Carrollton, with the Rev. Howard Wade officiating.

    Mrs. Johnson was born March 29, 1941, in Turners Station to the late William and Mary Elizabeth (Diarmit) McDole.

    She was employed at various factories, and enjoyed making crafts.

  • Wanda L. Mitchell, 78

    CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. – Wanda L. Mitchell, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Signature Healthcare of Trimble County in Bedford, Ky.

    Visitation is 9-11 a.m. today, Wednesday Oct. 29, at Ransdell Funeral Home, Bedford, followed immediately by the funeral service, with the Rev. Carl Rucker officiating. Burial will be in Moffett Cemetery, Milton, Ky.

    Mrs. Mitchell was born Feb., 9, 1930, in Bedford to the late James E. and Della Mae (Welch) Kendall.

  • Talmadge G. Howard, 83

    DRENNON, Ky. – Talmadge G. "Jake" Howard, 83, of Drennon died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Oak Tree Hospital of Baptist Northeast in La Grange, Ky.

    The funeral is 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Sholar Funeral Home, 5710 Castle Hwy., Pleasureville, Ky., with Brothers Ralph Slone Sr., Ralph Slone Jr., Eddie Slone and Clinton Holland officiating. Burial will be in Franklinton Cemetery in Henry County.

    Mr. Howard was born in Knott County to the late Sam and Bessie (Calhoun) Howard.