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June 19, 2014



Mary Louise Boren, 82, of Shelbyville, widow of Silas N. Boren Jr., died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Owenton Center in Owenton.

Survivors include four daughters, Rose Rita Bradford, Shelbyville, Stella Louise Spencer, Lexington, and Marian Buffin and Debra Perry, both of Versailles; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. A grandson, James N. Spencer, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday June 16, at Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville, by the Rev. Willard Knipp. Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchman’s Lane, Suite # 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.



Hilda Coatney Lowry, 85, of Versailles, widow of William B. Lowry, died Friday, June 13, 2014.

Born Aug. 26, 1928, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Agatha Dozier Coatney. She was a house mother at the University of Kentucky for the Phi Sigma Kappa Sorority and a member of Rosemont Baptist Church.

Survivors include three children, Sharon Lowry, Homer W. Lowry and William Beakler, all of Louisville; two brothers, Paul Coatney, West Virginia, and Lester Coatney, Kentucky; and six grandchildren, Hannah Greene, Sharon Greene, Sarah Lowry, Jonah Lowry, Mathew Beakler and Stacie Beakler, all of Louisville.

A celebration of life service was conducted Tuesday, June 17, Little Flock Baptist Church, Shepherdsville.

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Dan T. McHatton, of Versailles, husband of Lindsey Cox McHatton, father of Eric (Kim) McHatton, died Saturday, June 14, 2014.

He was the son of the late Neville and Mattie Dozier McHatton. A University of Kentucky graduate, he spent his entire career at IBM in Lexington, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Denver, Colo. He was a member of Pisgah Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a tri-athlete and enjoyed tennis and gardening. Recently, he spent much of his spare time working on a biplane project at Newton’s Attic.

Other survivors include two cousins, Preston Britton and Jack Whitaker.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Pisgah Church Scholarship Fund, 710 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383, or to Hope Ministries Food Pantry Building Fund, P.O. Box 1066, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Leona Hearn Owens, 88, of Versailles, widow of Lawrence H. Owens Sr., died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Covington, she was the daughter of the late James G. and Frances Simpson Hearn.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Anne (Harry) Sargent, Lexington; three sons, Lawrence H. (Kathleen) Owens Jr., Rockville, Md., and James (Linda) Owens and George (Carol) Owens, both of Dunkirk, Md.; two brothers, Hobart (Anna Elizabeth) Hearn and John (Marianne) Hearn, both of Frankfort; and six grandchildren. A sister, Spicie Watts, and two brothers, James G. Hearn Jr. and William S. Hearn, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 18, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Sam Long. Burial will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850.

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Danny L. Pittman Sr., 67, of Midway, husband of Lois Pittman, died Thursday, June 12, 2014.

Born Aug. 6, 1946, in Scott County, he was the son of the late William and Annie Greene Pittman. He was a former employee of Kuhlman Corporation.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Charlene (Marvin) Slemp, Lawrenceburg; a son, Danny L. (Lexie) Pittman Jr., Lexington; a sister Linda Wheeler, Owensboro; a brother, William "Sonny" Pittman, Lancaster; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Betsy Cottrell and Dora Hillard, and a brother, Doug Pittman, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 14, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Pastor Dewell Perry and Pastor Kerney Bouchard. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery.

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Charles Newton Reynolds, 67, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Brenda Reynolds, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Born Sept. 11, 1946, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Henry Newton Reynolds and Lillie Wheeler Montgomery. He was a self-employed painter and served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.

Survivors include five children, Cynthia Casson, Corinth, Thomas Graves, California, Carl Reynolds, Corinth, Frances Stratton, Georgetown, and Jonathan Stratton, Virginia; a sister, Lillie Schweighardt, Lexington; seven brothers, Clayton Reynolds, Corinth, Larry Reynolds, Georgetown, Mike Reynolds, Corinth, Tommy Reynolds, Corinth, Wayne Reynolds, Corinth, Andy Reynolds, Lexington, and Tim Reynolds, Harrodsburg; and eight grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, June 13, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Bro. Jerry Browning. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Carl Reynolds, Thomas Graves, Jonathan Stratton, Kevin Reynolds, Nathaniel Reynolds and Juan Gomez.

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