Obituaries for the week of Sept. 13, 2012

Ruford D. Knox, 76
Ruford D. Knox, 76, Harrodsburg, husband of Doris Whalen Knox, died Thursday, Sept.  6, 2012, in Harrodsburg.
Born Dec.  3, 1935 in Powell County, he was the son of the late Algin and Ada Kelly Knox.  He was a retired IBM Company employee.
Survivors include his wife: Doris Whalen Knox and one son: Gary Lee (Wanda) Dixon; two sisters: Evelee Martin of Lexington, and Edith (Kenny) Lawson of Churubusco, IN;  and two brothers: Edgar (Betty) Knox of Union, OH, Otis (Ilene) Knox of Harrodsburg, grandchildren: Matthew Lee (Olivia) Dixon and Sarah Elizabeth (Callee) Elam; great  grandchildren: Zhane and William Jessie Elam. Predeceased by children: Garry Wayne Knox, and Brenda and Glenda Knox and a brother: Alfred Ray Knox.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by George Dye and burial was in the Knox Family Cemetery, Stanton.
Pallbearers were: Wayne Bostic, Otis Hood, Keith Helton, Matt Dixon, Chris Knox, Marshall Thompson. Honorary bearers: Jack Lindsey, Daniel Goodpaster, Colby Warren, Donald Boyd, J.L Maloney, Jimmy Maloney, Johnny Ellis, Wimpy Whalen and Raymond Hall.
There was a Masonic service on Sept. 8 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel, Harrodsburg.
Memorial contributions may be sent to American Heart Association.
There was visitation on Monday, Sept. 10 at the Davis and Davis Funeral Home in Stanton. A graveside service was held on Sept. 10 at the Knox Family Cemetery.

Tracy L. Meadows, Sr., 53
Tracy Lee Meadows, Sr., age 53 of Somerset, died on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at his residence.  He was born on June 1, 1959 in Winchester to Fannie Laverna Strange Meadows and the late Richard Trulan Meadows, Sr.  He was a general laborer for Mac Metal.  Mr. Meadows attended Denham Street Baptist Church.
He is survived by his mother, Fannie L. Meadows of Nancy; his wife, Darlene Baker Meadows of Somerset; a son, Tracy Lee Meadows, Jr., Crab Orchard; four daughters, Bonnie Lynn Crowe, Tabitha Lavergn Kennedy and Fleasha Rayshell Meadows, all of Nancy and Gwendolyn Dawn Meadows of Berea; six grandchildren, Emily Lynn Epperson, Tracy Maria Meadows, Megan Faye Kennedy, Savannah Skye Mercer, Matthew Job Petty Meadows and Johnathan Dell Meadows;  four brothers, Richard Trulan (and Debbie) Meadows, Jr. of Nancy, Clifford David (and Angie) Meadows of Somerset, Gary Leon (and Audra) Meadows of Russell Springs and Brian Keith Meadows of Nancy; and a sister, Barbara Sue (and James) Choate of Clay City.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Trulan Meadows, Sr.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at the Rowena Holiness Church in Russell County.  Brother Wayne Keith performed the service..
The family request expressions of sympathy be made to the Tracy Lee Meadows, Sr. Memorial Fund, c/o Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements for Tracy Lee Meadows, Sr.

Agnes Rogers, 85
Agnes Rogers, 85, widow of Buel Rogers of Clay City, passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at the Stanton Nursing Center.  Born in Covington, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Mary Reed Hall.  She was a homemaker and a member of Mill Knob Baptist Church.
Surviving relatives are her three sons:  Warren and his wife Carolyn Rogers of Stanton, KY, Wade and his wife Gail Rogers of Clay City, KY and Kevin and his wife Judy Rogers of Powell, TN and six grandchildren:  Tonya and her husband Warren May, Rev. Scott Rogers, Becky Rogers and her fiance Jackie Hill, Carmen and her husband Brian McKinney, Jacob Rogers and Briana Rogers.  Funeral services officiated by Bro. Grider Denney and Bro. Marion Brewer were held on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton.  Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery with Jacob Rogers, Scott Rogers, Owen Hall, Shelby Hall, Dwight Smith and Brian McKinney serving as pallbearers.   Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

James E. Tolson, 74
James Edgar Tolson, 74, Camden Drive, Winchester, died on Tuesday at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester. He was born June 9, 1938 in Wolfe County to the late Corbitt and Bessie Tolson.
Survivors include his wife, Olive Pearl Tolson, Winchester; sons, Jim Tolson, Winchester and Johnny Tolson, Lexington; daughter, Anita Martin, Mt. Sterling; brothers, Eddie and Corbitt Tolson Jr., both of Lexington; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services were held on Wednesday at the Grassy Lick Cemetery, Montgomery County.