Obituaries - January 3, 2013
Thursday, January 03, 2013 10:00 AM
William D. "Billy" Dempsey, 79, of Frankfort, Ky., died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his daughter's residence.
He was born Aug. 15, 1933, in Louisville, Ky., the son of Willie and Katherine West Dempsey. He worked in construction and then drove a truck for a coal company from which he retired. He attended Olive Branch Methodist Church. He enjoyed working with ceramics, travel, feeding his animals, going to flea markets and watching television. He moved to his daughter's home after living in Florida for many years.
He is survived by two daughters, Debra Armstrong of Frankfort, Ky. and Melissa Harrod of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; two brothers, Bobby Dempsey of Taylorsville, Ky. and Danny Joe Dempsey of Shelbyville, Ky.; one sister, Jeannie LeCompte of Clay City, Ky.; his companion of 30 years, Mary Ann James; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mary Ann Jamison and Anna Louise Dempsey.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Campbellsburg, Ky. Burial will be in Campbellsburg Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until the service.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Online condolences can be sent at www.ransdellfuneral.com.
Elizabeth "Betty" Cox Hanson, 97, of Hanover, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus.
She was born Jan. 27, 1915, in Madison, the daughter of Charles C. and Ida Elizabeth Turner Cox. She graduated from Madison High School in 1933 and from The Christ Hospital Nursing School in 1939. She was a registered nurse at the Madison State Hospital for 21 years, retiring in 1983. She spent most of her life in the Madison area. She and her husband returned to the area after living early in their marriage in Minnesota, Illinois and New York. She was a cook, floral gardener and bird watcher. She enjoyed reading, and playing dominoes and Canasta. She was a member of the Tri Kappa Sorority since 1953, B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge 524 and Trinity United Methodist Church.
She is survived by four sons, Mike Hanson of Madison, Jeff Hanson of South Padre Island, Texas; Frank Hanson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and David Hanson of Hammond, La.; two granddaughters; four grandsons; two great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Gardener "Frank" Hanson, whom she married Aug. 5, 1939, and who died June 25, 1988; her parents; six brothers, John Cox, William Cox, Arthur Cox, Richard Cox, Raymond Cox and Joe Cox; two sisters, Dorothy Cox and Nadine Robinson; and one stepsister, Helen Spry.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Hanover Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Women's Giving Circle of Jefferson County. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Donald William Voris, 71, of Vevay, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital.
He was born Jan. 16, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Cassius Claytus and Beulah Mae Morellion Voris. He was raised in Rising Sun, where he was a 1959 graduate of Rising Sun High School. He was an independent truck driver, for 43 years. He was a former employee at the Schenley & Seagram's Distilleries in Lawrenceburg and was employed for McAlister Construction, for several years. He became a member of the Cross Plains Church of Christ in Cross Plains, on June 16, 1987. He enjoyed working on automobiles and trucks, and taking care of his family and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Hughes Voris, whom he married April 20, 1962; two sons, Glenn William Voris of East Enterprise and Michael Lynn Voris of Vevay; two daughters, Mary Skaggs of Vevay and Kelly M. Fitzner of Appomattox, Va.; two sisters, Crystal Peters of Vevay and Nannana Dunn of Madison; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one great-niece.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cross Plains Church of Christ, 2462 E. County Road 1050-S, Cross Plains. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church Friday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Cross Plains Church of Christ. Contribution cards are available at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Bobbie Richard "Bob" Williams, 73, of Lexington, near Chelsea, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.
He was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Anna, Ill., the son of Robert Presley and Irene E. Adams Williams. He resided his early life in Anna, Ill. He was a graduate of Anna Jonesboro High School and later attended business technical school. He later resided in Ohio and then settled in Chelsea in 1978. He was raised in the Baptist church in Anna, Ill. He served in the Navy from Nov. 13, 1961 to Nov. 5, 1964, during the Vietnam War, rising to the rank of E-3. He had been an auto mechanic. He worked for Brogan Chevrolet and Jim Hadley Chevrolet in Madison. He also worked for Craig Motors from 1979 to 2008. He often helped those who brought their automobile to his home to be worked on. He enjoyed fishing, boating, guns, target shooting, working on his farm and being with his family. He also enjoyed animals, especially his many dogs,
He is survived by his wife, Lynn West Williams, whom he married Sept. 3, 1994; two daughters, Shannon M. Williams-Hoffman of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Florence and Adriane West Jackson of Lexington; one son, Shane Williams of Madison; one brother, Ronald Fern Williams Sr. of Anna, Ill.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one niece; one nephew; and several cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father; his mother, Irene E. Adams Williams Dillow; his grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.
The funeral will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 4 p.m. until the service. A final salute will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.