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April 1, 2004

 

Brown

Virginia Tindall Brown, 76, of Beech Street, wife of Milton Brown, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at the home of her son.

She was the daughter of the late Augusta and Rosie Rarden Tindall, a retired Woodford Memorial Hospital pastry cook, and a member of South Elkhorn Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Charles Eugene Brown, Midway, Ronnie Brown, Frankfort, and Tim Brown, Danville; two sisters, Sophronia Roark, Frankfort, and Elsie McDonald, Versailles; four granddaughters; a grandson; and four great granddaughters.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Larry Brown. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Charles (Gene) Brown, Ronnie Brown, Tim Brown, Kenneth Roark, Tony Lancaster and Ben Troxell. Honorary bearers were Kenny Ward, Kenneth Goodlett, Paul Smith, Dr. Ben Roach, Dr. Norman Fisher, and Brenda Bryant.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County Chapter.

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Creech

Susie Jones Creech, 55, of Versailles, wife of Tony Creech, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born Oct. 22, 1948, in Harlan, she was the daughter of the late Blaine and Joyce Powell Jones Sr. She was a childcare provider for many area children and attended Kingís Way Assembly of God Church, Versailles.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sisters, Sharon J. Peffer, Versailles, Janice Dulin, Lancaster, and Kim Kirk, Benham; a brother, Blaine Jones Jr., Ashland; three nieces and four nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, by the Rev. Joseph S. Girdler. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Chick Hiske, Steve Spencer, Dusty Buffin, Rob Bowen, Sam Smith, and Jason Ginter.

 

Greathouse

Elayne Rosenleaf Greathouse, of Midway, wife of Dr. Leonard Franklin Greathouse, died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at her Leestown Road residence.

Born in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late John Richard and Margaret Elna Johnson Rosenleaf. She grew up in Enterprise, Kan., attended Kansas State University and was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She was a member of Junior League of Lexington, past president of Lexington Humane Society, and Baby Health Service.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Leonard F. Greathouse Jr., Steven R. Greathouse and Thomas B. Greathouse; a daughter, Sara G. Sutton; 11 grandchildren, Thomas B. Greathouse Jr., Joseph I. Greathouse, Lauren S. Greathouse, Michael R. Greathouse, Meg G. Hughes, Katherine G. Boldizsar, Matthew R. Greathouse, Steven R. Greathouse Jr., Natalie N. Greathouse, Margaret Tandy Sutton, and Ellen H. Sutton; and three great-grandchildren, Aubrey Bales, Andrew Bruno and Jeremiah Greathouse.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday, March 27, 2004, at the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Thomas B. Greathouse Jr., Joseph I. Greathouse, Matthew R. Greathouse, Steven R. Greathouse Jr., Michael R. Greathouse, Dr. George F. Sutton, Bryan Hughes, and Gary Boldizsar. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504.

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Herren

Dock Herren, 79, of Loyall, husband of Laurawilla Thomas Herren. died Friday, March 26, 2004, at his residence following a long fight with cancer.

Born Aug. 18, 1924, in Loyall, he was the son of the late Hiram Franklin and Eva Miller Herren. He was a self-employed electrician and had owned Herren's Electric in Loyall for several years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Loyall, where he has served as a deacon for 30 years. He had also taught Sunday school for 10-year-olds for several years and the adult menís Sunday school class. He was active in the Gideons International for several years, was a leader in the Boy Scouts of America, and was recently honored with the Dock Herren Distinguished Citizenís Award. He was a Kentucky Colonel and was a veteran of the United States Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Loyall American Legion Post 273.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, the Rev. Valerie Deanne Herren Johnson, Berea, Douglas Allen Herren, Loyall, Candace Elaine Herren, Loyall, and Dr. Michael Christopher Herren, Versailles; his grandchildren, April Michelle Herren, Laura Ashlee Johnson, and Parker Suzanne Herren; a great granddaughter, Piper Nicole Johnson; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at the First Baptist Church of Loyall by the Rev. Shannon Benefiel and the Rev. A. J. Hensley. Honorary casket bearers were Mr. Herren's Sunday school class and his special friend, Albert Roper.

The family requests memorials to the Mountain Heritage Hospice at P.O. Box 189 Harlan, KY 40831, Gideons International Harlan Camp at P.O. Box 1115 Harlan, KY 40831, the Boy Scouts of America, or a church of oneís choice. The Anderson & Laws Funeral Home, Harlan, was in charge of arrangements.

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King

Mary Margaret Baugh King, 86, widow of Charlie G. King, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at the Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford after a long illness.

A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Myrtle Flannery Baugh. She was a homemaker and the former owner and operator of the Kingís Skating Rink and a lifelong member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Lincoln County.

Survivors include a daughter, Martena King McEwan, Nicholasville; a son, Garrett King, Stanford; a sister, Bertha B. Ernst, Stanford; a brother, James Albert Baugh, Versailles; two grandchildren, Julie Danatte Woosley, Lexington and Garrett Dwayne King, Catawba, Ohio; three great grandchildren, Tyler, Victoria and Chole King, all of Catawba, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Friday, March 26, 2004, at the Fairview Baptist Church in Lincoln County by the Rev. Gary King. Burial was in the Danville Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 6246 KY Highway 1247, Waynesburg, KY 40489.

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Lyons

James Bruce (J.B.) Lyons, 87, of Scott County, widower of Gladys Leeona Morrison Lyons, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at Georgetown Community Hospital.

A native of Bourbon County, he was the son of the late Hayden and Bertha Ritchie Lyons and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. He was a farmer and retired Hoover Inc. employee.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Lyons, Stamping Ground, and Freeman Lyons, Pleasureville; nine grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Lyons, Nicholasville; three sisters, Aileen Fanning, Enon, Ohio, Loraine Wilson, Georgetown, and Elsie Forman, Versailles. A son, Lloyd Lyons; a grandson, Freeman Bruce Lyons; two great-grandchildren, Ashley Renee Lyons and Andrew Lewis; and two great-great grandchildren, Landon Abner Lyons and John Trowbridge III, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at Johnson's Funeral Home by the Rev. Glenn Redmon. Burial was in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were James, William, James Alvin, Darrell and Buford Lyons, and Ricky Drawbaugh.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ashley Renee Lyons Memorial Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, Georgetown, KY 40324.

 

Ratcliff

Gene Taylor Ratcliff, 65, of 188 Marilyn Avenue, owner of Driver Services in Versailles, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Samuel and Nellie Gill Ratcliff and was a U. S. Army veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post #67 in Versailles and VFW Post #680 in Lexington.

Survivors include three sons, John Ratcliff, Lexington, David Ratcliff, Georgetown, and Mike Ratcliff, Versailles; three grandchildren, John Daniel Ratcliff, Shelby Lynn Ratcliff, and Michael Taylor Ratcliff; and two great grandchildren, Kali Ann Ratcliff and Valerie Ratcliff; and his former wife, Gertie Brewer, Campbellsburg.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bill Warren, John Daniel Ratcliff, Dean Farris, Garland Brown, Richard Cook Tommy Vanderpool, Mike Ratcliff, and Taylor Ratcliff.

Memorials are suggested to the Hospice Care Center, c/o Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504-3277.

 

Smith

Mary Puckett Smith, 54, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Lexington, wife of Rick Smith, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at St. Anthony Medical Center in St. Louis.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of Leona Puckett and the late Landwell Harding Puckett.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Nicole Borrini; a brother, Tommy Puckett; and a sister, Rhonda Puckett.

A graveside service was conducted Monday, March 29, 2004, in the Puckett Cemetery in Estill County. Whitehall Funeral Chapel, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

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Wilson

Johnnie Marie Wilson, 96, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Mississippi, widow of Harvey Wilson, died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Born July 31, 1907, in Northport, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Sarah Francis Smith and the late Rev. Melvin Riley Smith. She was a graduate of the University of Alabama with a masterís degree in foreign language, and was a retired school teacher and a member of the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Melvin Wilson, Lawrenceburg; a daughter, Rose Marie Fleming, Atlanta, Ga.; and two grandchildren. Nine sisters and four brothers are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Tupelo Memorial Park Cemetery, Tupelo, Miss., by the Rev. Don McCain of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Tupelo. There were no local services.

 

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