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Versailles, Ky.


 

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March 27, 2008

 

Carpenter

Herbert Lester Carpenter Jr., husband of Paula Markwell Carpenter, died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at his residence.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Herbert Carpenter Sr. and Dorothy Swanagan. He was a self-employed painter for many years.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two daughters, Amber Cooper and Rebecca Barnett; three sons, Kelly, Moses, and Noah Carpenter; and four grandchildren, Sabrina Cooper, Faith Cooper, Jeremiah Shulze, and Desiree Shulze. His grandfather, Kelly Carpenter, and a granddaughter, Ruby Jean Cooper, are deceased.

A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, March 26, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Elder

Margie Helton Elder, 62, of Midway, formerly of Versailles, wife of Curtis Elder, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008.

Born May 15, 1945, in Jackson, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Virginia McIntosh Helton. She was a nurse’s aide for Taylor Manor Nursing Home and a member of Mortonsville Assembly of God Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Sandra (John) Florian, Lancaster, and Melinda (Billy) Bargo, Midway; two sons, James Elder, Midway, and Anthony Elder, Versailles; four sisters; three brothers; and 10 grandchildren. A son, Stephen Ray Elder, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, March 27, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Ronnie Mounts. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Curtis Elder, John Florian, Billy Bargo, James Robert, Jonathan Florian, Kevin Elder, and William Bargo.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Harrod

Jerry Harrod, 61, of Finchville, husband of Susanne Crawford Harrod, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008.

Born June 3, 1946, in Frankfort, he was the son of the late John E. Harrod and Maxine Depue Harrod. He was a member of Finchville Baptist Church and active in youth sports in Shelby County. He was a retired first sergeant in the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, Scott Harrod and John Harrod, both of Indiana, Chris Harrod, Lawrenceburg, Shaughn Harrod, Florida, and Joseph Crawford Harrod, Finchville; a brother, Steve Harrod, Frankfort; and 11 grandchildren. A daughter, Michelle Harrod Perkins, and a brother, Ronnie Harrod, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 25, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Jay Tignier and the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 21903, Lexington, KY 40522.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Lewis

Dorothy E. Lewis, of Versailles, widow of Louis Lewis, died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

She was the daughter of the late Evan and Cora Lee Cassell and a member of First Baptist Church, Versailles.

Survivors include a son, Charles R. Payne; a sister, Susie Slaughter; grandchildren; nieces; nephews; a first cousin, Cora Lee Bland; and other cousins and relatives.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 28, at First Baptist Church. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Friday at the church. O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

Lowery

Allie Belle Lowery, 69, of Frankfort, died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center, Lexington, after a long illness.

Born Jan. 13, 1939, in Nicholasville, she was the daughter of John Lowery and Ethel Mae Tudor Lowery. She was a retired employee of the Kentucky State Police Department.

Survivors include three sisters, Barbara Cottongim and Ella James, both of Frankfort, and Diane Rumford, Ohio; two brothers, John W. Lowery, Frankfort, Donald Lowery, Lawrenceburg; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Two brothers, Joe and Clyde Lowery, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 25, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Jim Wheeler.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Maxwell

Coy Dean Maxwell, 61, of Lexington, died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at his home.

He was a former jockey who spent his life in the thoroughbred industry, He was an employee of Summerfield Sales Agent and Solitary Oaks, both of Ocala, Fla., and had been a former featherweight champion boxer. A native of Elk City, Okla., he was of American Indian lineage.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, March 27, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Fr. Alan Sutherland. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today. Interment will follow in Elk City, Okla.

Memorials are suggested to the Coy Dean Maxwell Bereavement Fund, 100 United Drive, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Osborn

Cleve Osborn Jr., 81, of Mt. Sterling, husband of Ruth Smith Osborn, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lexington.

Born Dec. 27, 1926, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Cleve Osborn Sr. and Rebecca Tackett Osborn. He was a member of the Little Ella United Baptist Church, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was a member of the American Legion Post # 22, and was a retired employee of Nandino Industrial Electric Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Gregory (Sherry) Osborne, Lexington and Larry (Judy) Osborne, Versailles; three daughters, Carol (Donald) Moore, Lexington, Garnetta (Byram) Baxter, Newman, Ill., and Kathryn Osborne, Nashville, Tenn.; four brothers, Forest Osborne, Indiana, David Osborne, Columbus, Ohio, Hiram Osborne, Cookville, Tenn., and Robert Osborne, Waverly, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 22, 2008, at the Taul Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Arthur McGuire. Burial was in the Lovely-Amburgey Cemetery. Military rites were performed by American Legion Post # 22.

 

Toll

Eva Clyde Wilson Toll, 83, of Frankfort, died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at her residence.

Born Jan. 13, 1925, in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late Ebra Wilson and Mary Meredith Wilson.

Survivors include two daughters, Debra Lynch and Lee New, Frankfort; two sons, Jack Lynch and Barry Toll, Frankfort; four sisters, Dorothy Brophy, Louisville, Margaret Slifer, California, Peggy Ray, Vine Grove, and Linda McGriffin, Stephensburg; three grandchildren, Natalie New, Jarrod New, and Christopher Lynch; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 26, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Chuck Beighle. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jarrod New, Christopher Lynch, Paul Looney, Barry Lynch, Jack Toll, and Floyd Gilbert. Honorary bearer was Natalie New.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 


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