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April 10, 2008



Fianna Combs, 64, of Reno Nev., formerly of Versailles, wife of Mark Combs, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at her home from ovarian cancer.

She was the daughter of Beverly and the late Ernie Fennell, formerly of Versailles. The family lived in Versailles for about 20 years and moved away nearly 40 years ago. Mrs. Combs started Dickson Realty in 1973, a business that today is still one of the biggest names in Northern Nevada. She was an accomplished business leader, having started a construction company, a design firm and served on many boards in the community. Her latest project had been working on the Healing Garden at Renown Regional Medical Center.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children, Rebecca Dickson, Jesse Combs, Katrina Dickson, Julie Combs, and Rachel Combs; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Private memorial services were held.

Memorials may be made to the Healing Garden, Renown Health Foundation, 1155 Mill Street, Mail Stop O2, Reno, NV 89502.



D. A. Edester, 60, of Versailles, husband of Joni Hershenson Edester, died Sunday, April 6, 2008.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of Margaret May Edester and the late Leo Edester. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army and a retired sheet metal worker. He was active in WYSA as a referee and coach and a member of Woodford Community Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Kristin (Josh) Richards and Sean Edester, both of Versailles; and two brothers, David Edester, Versailles, and Timothy Edester, Danville.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 9, at Woodford Community Christian Church by the Rev. Randy Nation, the Rev. Benny Hill, and Dr. Bland Mason. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were Ben Edester, David Trimble, Doug True, Bruce Helfrich, Gary "Boo" Powell, Steve Hamm, Robert Profitt, and Jason Edester. Honorary bearers were David Edester, Darrel Young, Gary Wooten, Hal Hershenson, and Richard Nolen. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

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Betty K. Reeves, 76, widow of Frank A. Reeves, died Monday, April 7, 2008, at Dover Manor Nursing Home in Georgetown.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Miller Sallee Kincaid. She was a retired bookkeeper and member of Cramer & Hanover Church.

Survivors include a son, Frank R. (Connie) Reeves, Lexington; two grandchildren, Daniel Reeves and Christopher (Kim) Reeves; and two sisters, Ann Showalter, Lawrenceburg, and Evelyn Burns, Lexington.

Services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today, Thursday, April 10, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Bennie Hill. Burial will follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. today until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.



Louis R. Roberts, 95, widower of Wanda Dubas Roberts, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Bradford Square Nursing Home in Frankfort.

Born in Scranton, Pa., where he lived most of his life prior to moving to Versailles 10 years ago, he was a retired presser in the plastics injection molding industry.

Survivors include a son, Ed (Noreen) Roberts, Versailles; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 8, at the Sznyter Funeral Home, in Scranton, Pa. Burial was in the St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Scranton. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 108 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Margaret Wilson Owens Silvers, 80, widow of Edward Silvers, died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at the Bradford Square Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Frankfort.

A native of Georgetown, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Sarah Gaines Wilson and was a member of the Nazarene faith.

Survivors include four sons, Jerry and Billy Owens, both of Orlando, Wayne Owens, Harrodsburg, and Marvin Owens, Georgetown; four daughters, Alma Johnson, Georgetown, Margaret Crowe, Stamping Ground, and Betty Young and Alberta Shields, both of Frankfort; 28 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mable Murphy and Lola Bernard, both of Versailles. A son, Thomas Owens; eight siblings; and the father of her children, Delmar Owens, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, April 10, at Johnsonís Funeral Home, Georgetown, by the Rev. Estill Everman. Burial will be in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Roy Walls, Dillard and Cameron Caldwell, Mike Shields, Robert Young and Jim Crowe.



Marjorie Virginia Stoll, 86, of Dillsboro, Ind., formerly of Aurora, Ind., died Friday, April 4, 2008, in Lawrenceburg, Ind.

Born July 13, 1921, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Norman Brown and Mary Elizabeth Moorman Brown. She worked as a claims deputy for Employment Service of Indiana, retiring after over 23 years of service.

Survivors include a son, William (Esther) Stoll, Lawrenceburg, Ind.; two daughters, Mary Rita (Richard) Wolker, Dillsboro, Ind., and Patricia (Gary) Miller, Versailles; a brother, Alvin Brown, Moores Hill, Ind.; a sister, Dorothy Bascom, Brookville, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A brother, Norman Brown, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 7, at the Rullman Hunger Denney Funeral Home, Aurora, Ind., by Fr. Vincent Amusuo.



Hazel L. "Pitsy" Turner, 79, widow of Nalis Turner Jr., died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Madison County, she was a graduate of the Midway High School and a member of the Versailles Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Sugar Willey (Frank) and Kathy Sparrow (Bruce), both of Versailles; five grandchildren, Susan Hartgrave, Florida, Matt T. (Maria) Willey, Versailles, Gretchen (Jon) Copley, Lexington, Jason Willey, Atlanta, Ga., and Allison Sparrow, Lexington; a sister, Marie Kenley, Indianapolis, Ind.; and a brother, James William McDaniel, Salvisa. A brother, Homer McDaniel Jr., is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 5, at the Versailles Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Melissa Sevier. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Matt Willey, Jason Willey, John Copley, Randall Bohannon, Ed Quinn, Jim Arnold, and Jeff Moore. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Abiding Hope, P. O. Box 227, Versailles, KY 40383, or to the Versailles Presbyterian Church.

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