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MITCHELL BURNS

     Mitchell Burns, 89, of Mackville, passed away at 9:10 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at Baptist Health Lexington.

     A native of Washington County, he was born on Sept. 30, 1927, to the late Reco and Lillie Warner Burns.

     He was a member of the Mackville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. Mitchell was a basketball star and a 1946 graduate of Mackville High School. He was a retired procurement manager for Armour Foods/ConAgra as well as a former farmer in the Cardwell Community of Washington County. An avid fan of bluegrass music, Mitchell enjoyed playing the banjo and guitar.

     Preceding him in death was a sister, Velma Jenkins Young on Dec. 9, 2005, and two brothers, Randall Burns on March 13, 2011 and Verlin Burns on Jan. 22, 2008.

     Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Dolores "Dotty" Shewmaker Burns; a daughter, Alice Gaines (Emmitt) of Versailles; four sons, Larry Burns (Pat) of Lexington, Martin Burns (Mary Jane) of Springfield, Bob Burns (Ginger) of Owensboro and Terry Burns of Versailles; nine grandchildren, Melinda Sears, Michael Burns, Ashley Burns, Megan Kegley, Heather Wetzel, Jennifer Hensley, Jane Burns, Katherine Burns and Anna Burns; eleven great grandchildren; a sister, Nona Schildknecht of Louisville and many nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services were held at 11a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at Mackville Baptist Church with Rev. James Harley, officiating. Rev. John McDaniel and Rev. Doug Davis assisted him.

     Burial was in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

     Serving as honorary pallbearers were Deacons of Mackville Baptist Church Sam Stumph, Glenn Best, Jerry Goodlett, Gary Carney, Bobby Russell, Kevin Riley and also his friend, Steve Parrott.

     Casket bearers were James Sears, Michael Burns, Ashley Burns, Aaron Kegley, Todd Wetzel and Chris Hensley.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Feb 15, 2017)

 

ANNA HILL

     Anna Christine Bodine Hill, 96, of the Mt. Zion community of Washington County, passed away at 8:09 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at her home.

     A native of Washington County, she was born on, Feb. 11, 1921, to the late Harvey Isaac "Dick" and Artie Grisgby Bodine.

     She was a lifelong member of the Mt. Zion United Maethodist Church where she served as the church pianist and in many other positions over the years. She was a retired employee of the former Spalding & Eddleman Hardware Store of Springfield.

     Preceding her in death was her husband, Frank "Junior" Hill on Oct. 21, 2012, and her brother, Joe Hamilton Bodine on Sept. 16, 2010.

     Survivors include two nephews, Sammy Bodine of Glasgow and Jimmy Bodine of Mt. Zion; a niece, Ann Rothfuss (Scott) of Hamilton, Ohio; four great nephews and three great nieces.

     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. John Loper, pastor of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, officiating.

     Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

     Serving as pallbearers will be David Bodine, Sam Bodine, Scott Rothfuss, Tim Grigsby, Craig Grigsby and Adolfo Botello.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Feb 15, 2017)

 

MARTHA SETTLES

     Martha Price Settles, 99, of Burgin, formerly of Springfield, passed away at 4:34 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Springfield Nursing and Rehab Center.

     A native of Marion County, she was born near Bradfordsville on Oct. 22, 1917, to the late Jim and Alice Wren Price.

     She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Christian Church and a homemaker.

     Preceding her in death was her husband, Calbert "Ted" Settles on Oct. 26, 1984; her son, Ferrell Gee Settles on Aug. 4, 2008; a great-great grandson, Ferrell Connor Settles on Dec. 30, 2013; a brother, Johnny Price on Jan. 11, 1978 and three sisters, Frances Burchell on Sept. 23, 1970, Claudia Price on Nov. 7, 1921 and Edna Price.

     Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Pat Warner Settles of Harrodsburg; a granddaughter, Denise Settles of Burgin; two great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; two nieces, Elizabeth Frew of Campbellsville and Dorothy Price of Lebanon and two nephews, Lyle Ray Burchell of Bradfordsville and Roy Price of Lebanon.

     Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. John Watts, officiating.

     Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

     Serving as pallbearers were Lyle Ray Burchell, Shane Carey, Carl Carey, Wesley Holderman, Dr. Brian Wells and Glenn Devine.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Feb 15, 2017)

 

SONYA WELLS

     Sonya D. Wells, 57, of Louisville, passed away at 5:10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at her home after an illness.

     She was born on Dec. 24, 1959, in Lebanon, to Sonny and Helen Jean Baker Wells.

     She was a homemaker.

     Survivors include a son, Jon Jarvis Wells; a daughter, Ayesha Wells of Louisville; a granddaughter, Alyssa Cupp; her longtime companion, Paul Bausher; a sister, April Park of Louisville; a brother, Kevin Wells (Marci) of Bloomington, Indiana; four nephews and three nieces.

     Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Frank Preston officiating.

     Burial was in Battle Cemetery at Mackville.

     Serving as pallbearers were Ben Park, Noah Park, Wes Locker, Denny Morgan and Jesse Wells.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Feb 15, 2017)