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MERLE GRANT

 

Merle Gene Grant, of Liberty, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2024.  He was 80.

 

Born on July 12, 1943, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Shelby D. and Pauline M. Ellis Grant. He was a United States Army veteran. Merle attended Mt. Pleasant Church. He was a very giving man who always tried to help others. His favorite saying was, “it is what it is!”

 

He is survived by a son, Adam Grant; a daughter, Eva Hatfield; a sister, Shirley (Ronald) Helm of Liberty; and two grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Roger Grant.

 

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

 

Military honors will be provided by the Casey County Veterans Honor Guard.

 

Arrangements for Mr. Merle Grant are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 


THOMAS HOETGER

 

Thomas Hoetger, of Buchanan, Michigan, passed away suddenly on Sunday morning, May 26, 2024, in Liberty, KY. He was 70.

 

Born December 16, 1953, in Elkhart, IN, he was a son of the late Thomas Henry Hoetger and Sue Ann Stemm Hoetger. Tom, as known by many, was a sales rep for Servpro. He was also a former accountant. Tom graduated from Hillsdale College with his bachelor’s degree. He played ice hockey and football in college. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time at his home in Kentucky. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and attending  activities for his grandchildren. Tom was a member of Pine Grove Church.

 

Survivors include his dear wife, Pam Samonie Hoetger, whom he wed on March 18, 1982; sons, Joshua Thomas (and Hannah) Hoetger and Zachary Ryan (and Jillian) Hoetger; daughter, Cory (and Thomas) Swizek; sister, Beth Ann Hoetger; and eight grandchildren, Gabe, Maddy, Sam, Marc, Vivian, Nora, Henry, and Theo.

 

At the request of the Hoetger family, cremation rites will be honored by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

A celebration of life service is planned for a later date.

 

Online condolences may be left at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 


GEORGE "OTT" COX

 

George Stevenson “Ott” Cox age 81, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Saturday May 25th, 2024, at the Casey County Hospital. He was born March 24th, 1943, in Casey Co., KY, a son of the late Joel and Pina Johnson Cox.

 

Ott was a farmer and a member of Carrs’ Chapel Church of God.

 

Survivors include: his spouse: Wilma Murphy Cox, one daughter: Shannon and (Allen) Pendleton of Liberty, one son: Tommy and (Jessica) Passmore of Liberty, four grandchildren: Britt and Micah Pendleton, Bradley, Bella and Bailey Passmore, four brothers: Ronald and (Geraldine) Cox of Liberty, Lonnie and (Gwen) Cox of MA, Fairley Cox of Liberty, Joe and (Lisa) Cox of Liberty, three sisters: Rose Gillock of Liberty, Gail and (Gary) Reid of Hustonville and Betty McQueary of Liberty, one half-brother: Shirley Johnson of IN and one half-sister: Geneva King of IN and a host of nieces and nephews and his Carrs’ Chapel Church family.

 

Preceding him in death besides his parents was six sisters: Mossie Wilson, Georgie Garcia, Ike Atwood, Roxie Cochran, Pina Pemberton, and Limmie Peyton and six brothers: Ed, Elgie, Hardin, Lemuel, Garnett and Billy Cox.

 

Visitation will be held 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Wednesday May 29th, 2024, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday May 30th, 2024, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Doug Roberts and Bro. Richard Lehman officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Caney Fork Cemetery.

 


PHYLLIS CANNON

 

Phyllis Cannon age 85, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Friday May 24th, 2024, at the Parkview Manor Assisted Living Community. She was born November 28th, 1938, in Liberty, KY, a daughter of the late Val and Ellen Bryant Randolph.

 

Phyllis was the widow of Rollan Thurman Cannon who passed away on July 24th, 2013.

 

Phyllis was a former clerk at Liberty Five & Dime, a self-employed farmer and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include: one son: Ricky and (Linda) Cannon of Hustonville, one daughter: Renee and (Larry) Land of Liberty, five grandchildren: Kristeena and (Travis) Conkright, Ryan and (Sarah) Cannon, Michael and (Lisa) Derringer, Elliot Cannon and (Hilary Thomas), and Clay Cannon and (Holly Brockman), one step grandchild: Aleshia Boone (Mike), twelve great grandchildren: Morrighan, Natalei, Jacob, Halenna, Aviana, Connor, Joshua, Lizzy, Harper, Jace, Lilli and Easton, three step great grandchildren: Andrea, Alton and Nolan and one Brother: Bobby and (Neva) Randolph of Scottsburg, IN.

 

Preceding her in death besides her parents and spouse was four brothers: William “Ben” Randolph, Olas “Odie” Randolph, Wilfred “Wimpy” Randolph and Val “Buck” Randolph and one sister: Gladys Randolph.

 

Visitation will be held 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Tuesday May 28th, 2024, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel and after 12:00 Noon on Wednesday May 29th, 2024, at Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

 

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday May 29th, 2024, at Poplar Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Brent Huggins officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.

 


JUDY PRICE

 

Judy Gay Brown Price, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Casey County. She was 81.

 

Born on October 4, 1942, in Casey County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Russell Wesley and Ova Lee Brown. Judy was a homemaker. She was a member of Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

She is survived by her husband, Tony Price of Liberty, who she wed on June 18, 1960; a son, Jimmy Price of Liberty; a daughter, Katrina Price of Liberty; a granddaughter, Autumn (Brandon) Fair; and three great-grandchildren, Bransen, Ava Jo, and Ada. Other survivors include a brother, Boyd (Judy) Brown of Liberty; a sister, Shirley (Ed) Reed of Liberty; and a sister-in-law, Louise Day of Stanford.

 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Brown; and a sister, Evelyn (the late George) Reed.

 

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, May 27, 2024, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Bailey and Bro. Rodney Smith officiating.

 

Burial will be held in Caney Fork Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Monday, May 27, 2024, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Arrangements for Mrs. Judy Price are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 


COREY DANIEL

 

Corey Eugene Daniel, of Liberty, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Casey County Hospital. He was 35.

 

Born on May 2, 1989, in Danville, Kentucky, he was a son of Pamela Daniel Harris of Liberty and the late Stevie Harris. Corey enjoyed reading, gardening, animals, and coloring.

 

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Patrick Harris of Liberty; a sister, Sara (Matt) Harris Acker of Michigan; and two nieces, Tempest Jade and Elaine Mary.

 

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Marell and Sondra Tarter Daniel; and paternal grandparents, Ray Junior and Elaine Mason Harris.

 

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Thomastown Cemetery with Bro. Ricky Rodgers officiating.

 

Arrangements for Mr. Corey Eugene Daniel are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 


MARGARET PEAVLEY

 

Margaret Marie Peavley age 72, of Hustonville, KY, passed away on Tuesday May 21st, 2024, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was born April 2nd, 1952, in Dunnville, KY, a daughter of the late Hershel Thomas Corhn and Gladys Marie Sallee Diaz.

 

Margaret was the widow of Paul Daniel Peavley who passed away on April 10, 2016.

 

Margaret was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Salem Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include: one brother: Billy Corhn.

 

Preceding her in death besides her parents and spouse was two brothers: Ronald and Carl Thomas Corhn.

 

Visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday May 24th, 2024, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday May 24th, 2024, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Kevin Pittman officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Jennies’ Chapel Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Bartle Funeral Home to help the family offset funeral expenses.

 


STEPHANIE FAIR

 

Stephanie Ann Fair, of Bloomfield, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at her home. She was 49.

 

Born on November 1, 1974, in Danville, Kentucky, she was a daughter of Stephen Fair and the late Barbara Ann Woodrum Fair. Stephanie enjoyed fashion and cooking.

 

She is survived by her father, Stephen (and Imogene) Fair of Middleburg; son, Stephen Ellery of Lexington; daughter, Ericka Ellery of Lexington; two brothers, Michael Fair of Hustonville and Rodney Fair of Liberty; and the father of her children, Timothy Ellery of Covington.

 

No services will be held at this time.

 

Arrangements for Ms. Stephanie Ann Fair are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 


MILDRED GRIDER

 

Mildred Faye Grider, of Liberty, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2024, at Liberty Care and Rehab. She was 96.

 

Born on May 15, 1928, in Casey County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Harrison David and Lena Bertha Helm Lawson. Faye formerly worked for Social Services, Liberty Sportswear, and WKDO. She was a member of Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church.

 

She is survived by daughters, Brenda Ellison of Moreland, Nancye Ayn of Somerset, and Deborah (Ronnie) Durham of Campbellsville; half-brother, David Lawson of Lawrenceburg; half-sisters, Jewell Colly of Florence, Joyce Wilhoite of Liberty, and Bonita Wilson of Liberty; twelve grandchildren, Ricky, Carla, Sarah, Lindsey, Andrea, James, Gary Todd, Stasi, Jason, Susie, Natasha, and Sam; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by sons, Garry Lee Grider, Danny Dale “Butch” Grider, Vernon Grider, Jr., and Jeffrey Andrew Grider; daughter, Louise Wesley; sons-in-law, Daniel Troy South and Barry Ellison; brothers, Hubert Howard Lawson, Hershel Ray Lawson, and Herman L. Lawson; half-brothers, Hollis Lawson and Johnny Lawson; sisters, Ida Belle Lay, Dorothy Mae Lawson, and Mossie B. “Mickey” Frederiksen; half-sisters, Bessie Brand and Lola Wilhoite; and grandchildren, Matthew and Timmy.

 

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, May 24, 2024, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Jordan Gragg and Bro. Rodney Smith officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Fair Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Friday, May 24, 2024, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

 

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to The Gideons International.

 

Arrangements for Ms. Mildred Faye Grider are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 


JOHNNIE ALLEN

 

John D. “Johnnie” Allen, of Fruitland Park, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at his home. He was 101 years old.

 

Born on August 25, 1922, in Liberty, Kentucky, he was a son of Octavus and Cora Peck Allen. Johnnie was a hard worker and a child of God.

 

Survivors include a son, John M. Allen of Fruitland Park, FL; daughters, Chrystal (David T.) Bourff of Meridian, Idaho, Deborah K. Lee of Gallatin, TN, Dena Hope of Liberty, and Cheryl Williams; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Madge Marcum Allen, who passed away on December 31, 2007; and numerous siblings.

 

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Allen Cemetery.

 

Arrangements for Mr. Allen are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 


ARCHIE WILSON

 

Archie Kenneth Wilson, formerly of Liberty, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, AL. He was 86 years old.

 

Kenneth was born September 29, 1937, in Casey County to the late Willie and Esta Mae Zachary Wilson. He was a member of Rocky Ford Baptist Church.  Kenneth was a retired Master Sergeant with the US Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War with a medical squadron section. He also served as a security police officer and later served as a medical administration superintendent before his retirement. Following his military career, he graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and worked as a Post Master with the United States Postal Service and retired from the United States Federal Government.

 

He loved spending time with family, particularly playing golf, card games, watching University of Kentucky sports, and reading western novels. He enjoyed attending church and was also a member of the Casey County Masonic Lodge.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Carl, Ivan, Leo, Harold and Dale Wilson; and sisters, Veltha True, Dee Lay and Jean Johnston.

 

He is survived by his loving wife, whom he wed on September 11, 1960, Jeannie Reed Wilson of Huntsville, AL; his daughter, Kimila W. Murphy and his son, Kenneth Reed Wilson, both of Huntsville, AL; his granddaughter, Brittney Eryn Murphy of Huntsville, AL; his brother, Paul David (and Sharon) Wilson of Elkton, KY; his sister Patricia Wilson of Liberty, KY; and a host of other family and friends.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Donovan Smith officiating. 

 

Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery with military honors by the Casey County Veterans Honor Guard. 

 

Visitation will be 12:00PM to 2:00PM Wednesday.

 

Pallbearers will be Paul Ponder, Terry Wilson, Corey Dial, Reegan Randolph, Philip Williams and Hagen Williams.  Willis Lee will be an honorary pallbearer.

 

In memory of Kenneth, memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans organization (DAV).

 

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 


JOE COFFEY

 

Lanny Joseph “Joe” Coffey, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at the Lexington VA Medical Center. He was 77.

 

Born June 4, 1946, in Casey County, KY, he was a son of the late James Walter Coffey and Dorothy Mathews Coffey. Joe was a former stockman for Kroger. He was a member of the Bruce’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Joe was a United States Navy Veteran. He loved horse racing, rabbit hunting, and the Cincinnati Reds.

 

Survivors include his sons, Kyle (and Kendra) Coffey of Demossville, KY and Kelly Coffey of Warsaw, KY; brothers, Jim (and Lydia) Coffey of Liberty, Jack (and Susan) Coffey of Knoxville, TN, and Jerel Coffey of Harrodsburg; and 4 grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Sunday, May 19, 2024, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Mickey Roy officiating.

 

Burial will follow in the Williams Cemetery with military honors by the Casey County Veterans Honor Guard.

 

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 12:00 noon until 2:00PM at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Pallbearers will be Kevin Spaw and Jim, Jack, Jerel, Kyle, and Noah Coffey.

 

Memorial contributions are suggested to either the American Cancer Society or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 


TRECA ALLEN

 

Treca Ann Allen age 77, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Saturday May 18th, 2024, at the Liberty Care Center. She was born March 7th, 1947, in Liberty, KY, a daughter of the late Richard and Eupha Grant Caudill.

 

Treca was a self-employed house cleaner and a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

 

Survivors include: her spouse: Jimmy Keith Allen, one daughter: Michelle Davis of Liberty, one son: Adrian and (Julie) Davis of Liberty, five grandchildren: Alyssa, Adam, Sadie, Logan, and Gage, two great grandchildren: Aaron and Walker, one brother: Lee and (Margaret) Caudill of Liberty and two sisters: Sue and (the late John) Murphy of Liberty and Sharon and (Larry) Woodrum of Cincinnati.

 

Preceding her in death besides her parents was one son: Bryan Davis

 

Visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday May 21st, 2024, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday May 21st, 2024, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Edward Parton officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Whited Cemetery.

 


BONNIE CUNDIFF COCHRAN

 

Bonnie Cundiff Cochran, 69, of Liberty, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.  She was a native of Casey County, born July 4, 1954 to the late Howard and Ethel Shell Cundiff. 

 

Bonnie was a caregiver to her daughter, Michelle.  She was a Baptist by faith and loved spending time with her family and friends.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Connie Cundiff Shultz.

 

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Michelle Perry of Liberty; her brothers, Donald Cundiff and Larry Cundiff, both of Dunnville; special friends, Carl and Janie Chansler of Liberty; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00PM Saturday, May 18, 2024 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Bro. Hershel Lawhorn will officiate the services. 

 

Burial will be in South Fork Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 11:00AM to 12:00PM Saturday, May 18th, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Arrangements for Bonnie Cundiff Cochran are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 


ANCIL HALE

 

Ancil Hale age 78, of Hustonville, KY, passed away on Monday May 13th, 2024, at the Jean Waddle Care Center. He was born September 15th, 1945, in Liberty, KY, a son of the late Cleo and Viola Mae Cochran Hale.

 

Ancil was the widower of Mary Etta Hale who passed away on May 9th, 2024.

 

Ancil was a farmer, self employed milk truck driver, was involved in the Gideons International and a Deacon at Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include: one daughter: Annetta and (Jamie) Daniel of Hustonville, one son: Michael and (Michelle) Hale of Hustonville, two grandchildren: Amber and (Sam) Martin and Emily Hale and (Cole Pierce), two great grandchildren: Brantley and Avery Kate and his caregivers: Lisa Wethington, Bethany Baldock, Ashley Cole, Jessica Luttrell and Melissa Copley.

 

Preceding him in death besides his parents and spouse was one brother: Gerald Hale.

 

Visitation will be held 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Wednesday May 15th, 2024, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel and after 11:00 A.M. Thursday May 16th, 2024, at Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

 

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday May 16th, 2024, at Poplar Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Brent Huggins officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.

 

The Family suggests memorials be made to the Poplar Grove Baptist Church or Gideon’s International.

 


RUFUS SHIRK

 

Rufus H. Shirk, 88, of Liberty, KY, formerly of East Earl, PA, passed away on May 13, 2024, at his residence. He was born in East Earl, PA, son of the late John W. and Mary (Huber) Shirk.

 

He was the husband of Rebecca (Brubacher) Shirk, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. He was a member of the Groffdale Conference Church. He was a retired farmer.

 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 8 sons: Allen (Donna) of Denver, PA, Rufus (Julia) of PennYan, NY, Sylvester (Ruthann) of Spencer, TN, John (Joy) of Science Hill, KY, Israel of NY, Sydney (Mary Jane) of NY, Melvin (Lucinda) of PennYan, NY, and James of Liberty, KY; 6 daughters, Catherine (Loren) Martin of Liberty, KY, Martha (Earl) Sauder of PennYan, NY, Rebecca of Liberty, KY, Eva (Franz) Schafer of Stevens, PA, Annamae (Mark) Hurst of Liberty, KY, Malinda (Willie) Miller of Shipshewana, IN; 67 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Phares (Arlene) Shirk of Narvon, PA.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Anna Shirk; brothers, Norman (Eva) Shirk, Enos (Erma) Shirk, and Harvey Shirk; and a few grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at Old Order Weaverland Church in Blue Ball, PA, with Bishop Leon Zimmerman officiating.

 

Interment will be held in the adjoining church cemetery.

 

A viewing will be held at Luke and Susie Shirk’s at 1640 Ligalaw Rd. East Earl, PA, on May 18, 2024, from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

 

A viewing will also be held at 107 Thomas Ridge Spur Rd. Liberty, KY, on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

 

Arrangements for Mr. Rufus H. Shirk are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 


LAFON CRAVENS

 

Lafon “Fonz” Cravens, of Liberty, died after a very short illness on Sunday, May 12, 2024, at the University of Kentucky Hospital. He was 92.

 

Born October 12, 1931, in Casey County, KY, he was a son of the late Tom and Emma Henson Cravens. Fonz, as known by most, had many occupations throughout the years: Liberty police officer, EMT, USPS mail truck driver, state highway department, railroad, civil defense in Indianapolis, farmer, security guard at Ephraim McDowell Hospital, and assistant at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. He was a Baptist and US Navy veteran. Fonz was fiercely independent and lived life on his terms.  He continued to drive until about a week before his death and was on the lake fishing three weeks before. He lived by himself for 18 years after his wife’s death and always looked to the future with optimism. Fonz thought he would live for another decade at least and almost everyone else thought he would too. Along with fishing, he loved horses, and hanging out at The Village Restaurant and McKinney-Brown Funeral Home lounge. He was known by friends and family for his fish frys, his story telling, and sharing events from his life.

 

Survivors include his son, Tommy Cravens (and Janice Vance) of Hazard; daughter, Rebecca (and Donald) Reid of Brentwood, TN; sister, Eula Mae Durham of Casey County; grandchildren, Lindsey (and Michael) Burk, Whitney (and Jake) Hornberger, Kyle Vance, and Kameron (and Brooke) Vance; and great-grandchildren, Baylor Burk, Louisa Grace Burk, and Everett Hornberger.

 

Fonz was preceded in death by his parents;  wife, Mildred Martin Cravens, who passed away on March 30, 2006; and brothers, Leon and Clevo Cravens.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Friday, May 17, 2024, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Martin officiating.

 

Burial will follow in the Casey County Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Casey County Veterans Honor Guard.

 

Visitation will be on Friday, May 17, 2024, from 12 noon until 2:00PM at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 1733 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Arrangements under the care and direction of McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Online condolences made be left at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 


PATRICIA CLARKSON

 

Patricia Clarkson, of Liberty, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Casey County Hospital. She was 43.

 

Born on October 2, 1980, in Casey County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of Ricky and Cindy Campbell Luttrell. Patricia was a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ. Her kids, nieces, and nephews were her whole world and she loved them tremendously.

 

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughters, Kaytlin Clarkson and Jayden Clarkson, both of Liberty; her comforter, Johnny Mondie; brother, Terry (Andrea) Luttrell of Liberty; two sisters, Ashley (Zach) McWhorter of Danville and Rachel Luttrell of Moreland; maternal grandfather, Merle Campbell of Iowa; and nieces and nephews, Savannah, Adalyn, and Cohen.

 

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Contown Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 


CLEVIE RODGERS

 

Clevie E. Rodgers, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at his home. Born on December 10, 1941, he was a son of Elmer “Ted” Rodgers and Lonnie Hardwick Rodgers. Clevie was a retired carpenter.

 

He was a member of Haven of Hope Pentecostal Church and loved his church.  He loved gardening, fishing, and woodworking.  Clevie loved his animals, especially his special dog, Benji.

 

He is survived by his wife, Betty Roy Rodgers of Liberty; his sons, Dwayne Rodgers of Liberty and C.J. Rodgers of Oklahoma; his daughters, Carla (Bruce) Poff of Liberty and Sandy (Larry) Cross of Dunnville; his step-son, Patrick Brockman of San Antonio, TX; his step-daughters, Joy Brockman of Liberty and Gay McLaughlin of Largo, FL; his brother, Kenneth (Dorothy) Rodgers of Liberty, Russell (Doris) Rodgers of Liberty, Jeff (Jo) Rodgers of Russell Springs and Larry (Cathy) Rodgers of Ohio; his sisters, Sue Ratliff of Liberty and Cathy Dries of Richmond; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, Clevie is preceded in death by his daughter, Paula Evans; his stepdaughter, Wanda Cochran; his grandson, David Jones; his siblings, Buell Rodgers, Gary Rodgers, Clead Rodgers, Luther Rodgers, Thelma Rodgers and Ella Rose Rodgers.

 

The funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Burial will follow in Whited Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 5:00PM to 8:00PM on Monday, May 13, 2024, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

In memory of Clevie, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

Arrangements for Mr. Clevie E. Rodgers are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

 


MARY ETTA HALE

 

Mary Etta Hale age 77, of Hustonville, KY, passed away on Thursday May 9th, 2024, at her residence. She was born January 31st, 1947, in Casey Co., KY, a daughter of the late Ernest and Myrtle Snow Richards.

 

Mary Etta was a former employee of Cowden’s, a housewife and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include: her spouse: Ancil Hale, one daughter: Annetta and (Jamie) Daniel of Hustonville, one son: Michael and (Michelle) Hale of Hustonville, two grandchildren: Amber and (Sam) Martin and Emily Hale and (Cole Pierce), two great grandchildren: Brantley and Avery Kate and her caregivers: Lisa Wethington, Bethany Baldock, Ashley Cole, Jessica Luttrell and Melissa Copley.

 

Preceding her in death besides her parents was two brothers: James D. Richards and Eugene Richards and one sister: Hazel Joan Roberts.

 

Visitation will be held 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Sunday May 12th, 2024, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel and after 11:00 A.M. Monday May 13th, 2024, at Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

 

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday May 13th, 2024, at Poplar Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Brent Huggins officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.

 

The Family suggests memorials be made to the Poplar Grove Baptist Church or Gideon’s International.