Published 9:24 am Thursday, March 1, 2018

Leetha Mae Reeves

Sept. 5, 1927 – Feb. 12, 2018

Leetha Mae Reeves Norvell, 90, passed away on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. She was born on Sept. 5, 1927, the only child of Rev. Aubrey Hardin Reeves and Amanda Frances Hill Reeves, of Hustonville, Kentucky.

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She was born in Moreland, Kentucky. She resided in Wilmore and Nicholasville, Kentucky, but was a long time resident of Danville, Kentucky. She was the widow of Roy Ansel Norvell, of Perryville and Danville, who passed away in 1974. She left home at fifteen years old, took off to California to pursue a career in film, but was homesick and came back and worked as a waitress and cook at the Cincinnati Bus Station. She then went on to work at The Kentucky State Hospital, as a Switchboard Operator, where she met her husband, Roy Ansel Norvell, who also worked there. They married, moved to Danville, and had three daughters, Deborah Frances, Brenda Mae, and Betty Lou.

She wrote a script for the Bonanza TV show back in the 1960s, called “Hoss’ Revenge”, and she also wrote a song, that was sent to Nashville but never published, “Take Me Into Your Heart.” She and Roy opened the Norvell’s Grocery on Fifth Street, in Danville, which they owned and operated for many years. It was a delivery grocery. Upon Roy’s death, Leetha took on three jobs, waitressing at the H & L Restaurant, cashier at the PDQ Market, and at a local laundromat, all in Danville, to support her family. She remained in Danville until 1986, when she moved to Nicholasville, to be near her daughters. Due to health issues from many, many years of very hard work, she moved to Nicholasville, then Wilmore, where she resided with one of her daughters, Betty.

As her health declined further, she passed away while a resident at the Homestead Nursing Home, in Lexington. Her survivors include, Daughters: Debbie (Williard) Todd, Brenda Norvell (Dwight) Hitch, and Betty L. (Daniel) Durham; Grandchildren: Nikki (Eric) Souligne, Keith (Missy) Todd, Kevin (Judy) Todd, Ben (Jenny) Hitch, Andy Hitch, Arlo Hitch; Great-Grandchildren: Kaylee and Madison Souligne, Lucas, Logan and Keaton and Shelby Todd, Aidan Gates, Willow and Lylah Mae Hitch, Azebo Hitch, Draiden Smith and Cassius Smith. She is also survived by an uncle, William Hill, of Ohio. A private Memorial Service will be at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home, Moreland on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 with burial in Hustonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hustonville Cemetery.

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Patricia “Patti” Powell

July 24, 1964 – Feb. 22, 2018

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Virgie Osborne

Feb. 1, 1922 – Feb. 23, 2018

Hager & Cundiff is honored to serve the family of Virgie Osborne, 96, mother of Betty Costner. Graveside Service Thursday (today) at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Nathan Sander

July 12, 1975 – Feb. 23, 2018

Hager & Cundiff was honored to serve the family of Nathan Sandefur, 42, loving father of Jonathan and Samuel, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend.

Betty F. Johns

Sept. 16, 1932 – Feb. 21, 2018

Betty F. Johns, 85, died Feb. 21, 2018. Services were Feb. 25 at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing. Private Burial at Camp Nelson.