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January 27, 2011



Ross E. Avery, 84, of Frankfort, husband of Beulah "Bea" Avery, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011.

Born July 6, 1926, in Malone, N.Y., he was the son of the late Roy P. and Myrtle Johnson Avery. He was a retired bus driver for the Syracuse, N.Y., Transit and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Linda Talady, Lawrenceburg, and Connie Lashbrook, Versailles; three sons, Brian Avery, Virginia, Philip Avery, Lexington, and Milton Avery, Frankfort; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. A son, Douglas Avery, is deceased.

Private services were held at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill.

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Fernando Devers, infant son of Irene Devers and Freddy Cortes of Versailles, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Judy and Allen Devers, Versailles; maternal great-grandparents, Jerry and Bernadette Foley, Versailles; and three brothers, Alejandro Devers, Ricardo Devers, and Bryon Devers. His maternal great-great-grandmother, Irene Hansel Foley, and maternal great-great-grandparents, Allen and Wanda Devers, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Rose Crest Cemetery by the Rev. Mark Workman. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of the arrangements.

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Marjorie Johnson Diamond, 87, of Midway, widow of Joe Diamond, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.

Born Jan. 27, 1923, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late James K. Johnson and Katie Clark Johnson. She was a retired bookkeeper and a lifelong member of Midway Christian Church, where she served as deacon, CWF leader, and a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames XVII Century, the American Colonists, the Sons and Daughters of Pilgrims, Dames of Court of Honor, War of 1812, Southern Dames, Daughters of the Confederacy, Morganís Men, and Daughters of the Union.

Survivors include two sons, James Walter Diamond (Gladys), Smyrna, Tenn., and Charles Donald Diamond (Shela), Goshen; three grandchildren, Joseph Keller Diamond (Cheryl), Georgetown, Heather Ashley Stirgwolt (Ted), Fredericksburg, Va., and Steven Murray Diamond (Cardelia), Winchester, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren, Rachel and Taylor Diamond, Georgetown, and Zana and Sara Diamond, Winchester, Tenn.; a brother James K. Johnson (Gertrude), Midway; a sister, Lilly Mae Wright, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 24, at Midway Christian Church. Casket bearers were Joseph Diamond, Steven Diamond, Ted Stirgwolt, Albert Khalil, Wayne Wright, Jim Gaunce, and Luther White. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to Midway Christian Church or oneís favorite charity.



Joyce Kelly Gullette, 78, of Smyrna, Tenn., widow of James William Gullette, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at her home.

Born Feb. 18, 1932, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late James Milton and Sally Devary Kelly.

Survivors include a son, James Michael (Marna) Gullette, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two daughters, Brenda (Gerald) Slavey, Smyrna, Tenn., and Terrie (Harold) Ogles, Antioch, Tenn.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; five sisters, Cora Powell, Lexington, Frances Fisher, Midway, and Lutie Renfro, Edna Allen, and Deloris Hisel, all of Lexington; and numerous nephews and nieces. A great-grandson, Dustin Posey, two brothers, and three sisters, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 24, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bart Posey Jr., Zach Posey, Jeff Posey, Alex Ogles, Robby Owens, and Tim McGowan.



Robert Leonard Hudnall Sr., 84, of Lawrenceburg, widower of Ann L. Stratton Hudnall and Gaynell Robinson Hudnall, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011.

He was retired from Kuhlman Electric and was a former driver for the Central Kentucky Limousine Association.

Survivors include a son, Ronald L. (Karen) Hudnall; a stepdaughter, Marsha Kay (Tim) Rogers; three grandchildren, Jason Hudnall, Melanie (Gaylon) Denny, and Jonathan Hudnall, all of Lawrenceburg; five great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and a step-great-granddaughter. A son, Robert L. Hudnall Jr., is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 22, at Gash Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceburg.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Relay For Life, c/o Derek Ruble, 106 Hamlin Way, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 111 North Main Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.



Geraldine "Jerry" Seal, 80, of Nicholasville, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at the St. Joseph East Hospital.

Born Jan. 17, 1931, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Harley "Jack" and Bonnie Mitchell Jarrett. She was a member of Troy Presbyterian Church, a graduate of Cooley High School in Detroit, Mich., had worked at Wilson General Store in Keene, and was a caregiver for many people.

Survivors include five children, Cheryl Buffin (Jay), Mary Mitchell Seal, Scott Johnson Seal (Marsha Jenkin), Nan Browin (Wallace), and Jerri Ann Clatterbuck; eight grandchildren, Ann Cissell (Jason), Ashley Shannon (Brent), Chad Buffin, Jessica Trent (Melvin), Lyndsey Buffin, Tanner Brown, Jordan and Lauren Clatterbuck; three great-grandchildren, Riley and Jacob Cissell and Kyndal Shannon; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 22, at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home, Nicholasville, by the Rev. David Duggan. Cremation followed.

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Martha C. Shipp, 83, of Nicholasville, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011.

She was the daughter of the late Harry W. Crutchfield and Sarah Sellers Horine.

Survivors include a son, Frank (Susan) Shipp, Virginia; a daughter, Liese (Harold) Coleman, Versailles; two grandchildren, Tiffany (Clark) Bestwick, Virginia, and Terah (Jason) Himmelright, North Carolina; two great-grandsons, Riley and Wyatt Himmelright, North Carolina; and two cousins, Alice Hager, Nicholasville, and Faye R. Sellers, California.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Kerry Lowary.

Donations are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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James Roy Snider, 69, of Lexington, husband of Josephine Snider, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center Hospital.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of James (Ruby) Snider and the late Deborah Snider. He was a retired roofer and was a Navy veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Joseph Snider and James R. (Lisa) Snider Jr., both of Lexington; a granddaughter, Jordan Snider, Lexington; a brother, Stephen Snider, Lexington; and four sisters, Jo Ann Connor, Lexington, Carolyn Bunn, Chattanooga, Tenn., Stephanie Creech, Versailles, and Debbie Dunn, Burnside.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.


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