John Adcock Sr.

John Raymond "Rick" Adcock, Sr., 65, of Lexington, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Aug. 12, 1947, in Louisville, Ky., the son of Raymond Wesley "Pap" and Mayme Ruth Morris Adcock. He was raised in Louisville, Ky. and attended Atherton High School and Aaron's Trade School. He later attended Ivy Tech. He served in the Army from Sept. 12, 1966 to Sept. 11, 1972, rising to the rank of Sergeant E-Five serving in the First Infantry Battalion, 8th Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War. In June 1968 he received the Air Medal under the direction of the President. He also received the Vietnam Commendation Medal and several service medals. He worked in the heating and cooling industry, having worked for Steinhardt's and Prudential. He attended the Kent Baptist Church. He enjoyed bowling in Scottsburg, fishing and woodworking. He was an avid University of Louisville Cardinals fan. He had resided in Jefferson County since 2000.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie A. Simpson Adcock, whom he married Jan. 18, 2003; five sons, John "Johnny" Raymond Adcock Jr. of Madison, Josh Adcock, Jeremy Adcock, James Adcock and Tony Mason; one step daughter, Rachel Schiphorst of Hanover; one step son, Jonathon Simpson of Lexington; three sisters, Susie Adcock McDonald of Hanover, Terry Jones of Dupont and Nina Schmidt of Madison; five brothers, Jim Adcock of Hanover, Bill Adcock of Hanover, Steve Adcock of Nineveh, Kelly Joe Adcock of Hanover, Mike Adcock of Madison; 21 grandchildren; and five aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, who died, July 29, 1998; his mother, who died July 19, 1999; one sister, Ramona Ruth Adcock, who died Nov. 24, 2002; and his grandparents, John William and Mary Catherine Morrow Morris, and Alfred Raymond and Lillian Marlene Rogers Adcock.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service. A final salute will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Diabetes Association or the American Kidney Foundation. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.



Alice Burbank

Alice Jane Gebhardt Burbank, 92, of Hanover, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

She was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Meadville, Pa., the daughter of Carl and Donna Findlay Gebhardt. She attended school and lived in Meadville, Pa., until she was a young adult. Early in her life she worked in the travel and transportation industries. She moved from Meadville, Pa., to Charleston, S. C., and eventually settled in Miami Beach, Fla., where she enjoyed deep-sea fishing, spending time at the beach and the music and nightlife of pre-revolution Havana, Cuba. Following her marriage to Fred Svorcek in 1950, the couple moved to San Francisco, Calif. In 1953, they moved to Bitterroot Valley, Mont., where they eventually owned two ranch properties. In 1960 the family moved to Missoula, Mont., where she began a career with the government, beginning at the Weather Service. She was divorced in 1972. She married Farnum Moss Burbank in November 1973. They both worked for the Forest Service Equipment Development Center. When he was promoted in 1975, the family moved to Washington, D.C. She was a technical writer and editor for the Army, working on several projects, including the development of the original Humvee vehicle. In 1986 she and her husband retired to New Bern, N.C. They enjoyed taking care of flowers and trees, traveling, doing woodcarving and painting together, and spending time with friends. She sang in the local choir, and the two of them regularly delivered Meals on Wheels. They were members of First Presbyterian Church, in New Bern, N.C. In 2002, she moved to an assisted-living facility in Bellevue, Wash., and in 2007 she moved to an assisted-living facility in Madison. She was an avid swimmer most of her life, and was a long-standing member of the American Lifeguard Association. She enjoyed playing bridge, music, animals and the outdoors. She was also interested in politics and current events.

She is survived by one daughter, Ann Marie Svorcek Rhoten of Madison; one son, Paul Svrcek of Vashon, Wash.; three step children, Alice Locke, Roy Burbank and Walter Burbank, all of the Seattle, Wash., area; two grandsons; one niece; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Farnum Moss Burbank, whom she married Nov. 1973, and who died July 19, 1998; her parents; and two sisters, Geraldine Williams and Virginia Guenther.

A private celebration of life service will be held Thursday. Cremation was chosen and interment will be in New Bern Memorial Cemetery in New Bern, N.C.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Prince of Peace Schools, Our Hospice of Jennings County or the Audubon Society. Contribution cards are available at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.



James Fitzgerald

James L. Fitzgerald, 79, of Carrollton, Ky., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky.

He was born June 3, 1933, in Owen County, Ky., the son of Robert Lee and Annie Taylor Fitzgerald. He was a retired machinist from Reliance Electric Company. He was a member of The Pentecostals of Carrollton Church.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta Aldridge Fitzgerald, whom he married Dec. 12, 1952; two daughters, Brenda Sue Garrett of Paris Crossing and Karen Rae Snyder of New Carlisle, Ohio; one son, Carl Glenn Fitzgerald of Carrollton, Ky.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Pauline New Hudgins, Florence Wilma Rosell and Nora Elizabeth Pusley; and one brother, Jack Fitzgerald.

The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Relevant Church, 2505 Highland Ave., Carrollton, Ky. A graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery of Carrollton, Ky.

Friends may call at the church Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the service.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to The Pentecostals of Carrollton Building Fund. Contributions can be made through the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky., which is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.



LeRoy Humphrey Sr.

LeRoy A. Humphrey Sr., 90, of Madison, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at his residence.

He was born June 26, 1922, in Aurora, the son of LeRoy and Nellie Hamilton Humphrey. He resided in Aurora until he was 14 years old, when he moved to Madison and became the foster son of Roy and Leytus Black. He was a 1941 graduate of North Madison High School. He served in the Navy during World War I, from Nov. 20, 1942 to Dec. 3, 1945, rising to the rank of Aviation Machinist Second Class. Following his marriage, the couple settled in Madison in December 1945. He was employed with the Jefferson Proving Ground as an ammunitions specialist. He also worked for Rex Chain-Belt as a foreman. He retired from civil service at the Jefferson Proving Ground. He enjoyed helping others, taking his friends to their hospital appointment or out to dinner. He was a member of North Madison Baptist Church, a 50-year member of the Hanover Masonic Lodge 652 F. & A.M., Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969. He had also served as pilot of Skip's Gator.

He is survived by two daughters, Cheryl J. Ricketts of Woodland Park, Colo., and Sue Kuntz of Madison; one son, LeRoy Allen Humphrey Jr. of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Le Rita Frances Frazier Humphrey, whom he married Dec. 17, 1944, and who died June 12, 2011; one daughter, Carol Ann Grimes, who died June 28, 2004; his parents; one brother, Robert Humphrey; and one grandson.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Dupont Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and the Navy Ceremonial Unit.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service. A Masonic service will be conducted by Hanover Masonic Lodge 652 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Macular Degeneration or the Alzheimer's Association or North Madison Baptist Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.



Charles Phillips

Charles Ronald "Charlie" Phillips, 92, of Madison, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.

He was born June 8, 1920, in Jefferson County, the son of Arthur and Martha Agnes Clashman Phillips. He was raised around Lancaster and was a 1937 graduate of Dupont High School. He served in the Army from March 16, 1944, to Dec. 3, 1945, rising to the rank of Corporal serving in the 29th Bomb Group, 43rd Bomb Squadron during World War II. He received the Good Conduct Medal and other service medals. He and his wife owned a farm and a grocery store in Lancaster. He enjoyed farming until he retired. He was employed with the Jefferson Proving Ground from April 1966 until his retirement in December 1984. He enjoyed being a carpenter and working with his father-in-law, Bill Stites. He retired from carpentry in 1997. He was a member of the Lancaster Baptist Church since 1937 and served as a deacon. He enjoyed bring with his family.

He is survived by two daughters, Jean Phillips of Scottsburg and Joan Stoner of Hanover; one son, Ron Phillips of Vevay; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Juanita Stites Phillips, whom he married April 14, 1940, and who died Dec. 30, 2004; his parents; three brothers, Paul Arthur Phillips, Ray Bennett Phillips and Jamie Edward Phillips; one sister, Myrle Phillips Stout.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation was chosen. Interment will be in Dupont Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Lancaster Baptist Church. Contribution cards are available at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.



Jack Sizemore

Jack Sizemore, 76, of London, Ky., formerly of Madison, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 10, 1936, in Harlan County, Ky., the son of Odell and Nola Sizemore. He was raised and attended school in Laurel County. He lived in Madison from 1970 to 1978, serving as sales manager for Interstate Block. He also owned and operated Boulder Shell Service Station until he sold it in 1978. He moved back to London, Ky. in 1978 and served on the Laurel County Sheriff's Department. After he retired from the Sheriff's Department he ran for jailer and was elected to two terms from 2002 to 2010. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his family

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Jean Sizemore; one daughter, Debbie Sizemore Burnham of Madison; four sons, Ronnie Sizemore, Tony Sizemore, Daryl Sizemore and Robbie Sizemore, all of Madison; two step daughters, Tonya Cromer and Madgel Miller, both of London, Ky.; two sisters, Odella Lee Caylor and Peggy Lunsford, both of London, Ky.; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father; his mother, Nola Sizemore Baker; his step father, Willard Baker; and one brother, Herrell Douglas Sizemore.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at House-Rawlings Funeral Home in London, Ky. Burial will be in Owsley Cemetery in London, Ky.

Friends may call at the funeral home today after 6 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to a charity of the donor's choice. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre is in charge of local arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.