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Versailles, Ky.


 

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April 12, 2001 issue

 

Howard R. Barnett

Howard R. Barnett, 51, of Versailles, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Lexington, he was the son of the late Sterling and Ora Pelfrey Barnett. He attended Clays Mill Baptist Church and was a painter for Barnett Painting.

Survivors include three daughters, Loretta Renee Barnett, Lexington, and Amber Dawn Barnett and Rebecca Jean Barnett, both of Versailles; six brothers, William Barnett, Lancaster, Jackie Ray Barnett and George Barnett, both of Lawrenceburg, Sterling Barnett Jr. and Wayne Barnett, both of Lexington, and Jimmie Barnett, Versailles; and two sisters, Juanita Howard, Winchester, and Shirley Wells, Lexington.

Services were conducted Monday, April 8, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Chuck Depree. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casketbearers were Kenny Barnett, David Goodlett, Sam Goodlett, Donnie Barnett, Larry Biddle and Nathan Fitzpatrick. Honorary bearers were Tommy Wade, Bill Barrett and Jessie Tharp.

 

Kenneth G. Bootze

Kenneth G. Bootze, 78, of Lexington, husband of Lillian Allen Bootze, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital.

A native of Midway, he was the son of the late Noble Craig and Lulie Gravitt Bootze. He was a member and deacon of Hillcrest Baptist Church, worked with the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II, retired in 1985 from General Telephone, and was Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jerry G. Bootze, Lexington; grandchildren, Deidra Bootze Mathews and Gwendolyn Bootz Young, both of Lexington, Kenneth Neal Postema and Christopher Allen Postema, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Edythe T. Bootze, Versailles, and Nettie Ruth Mechhofer, Oak Ridge, Tenn. A daughter, Patricia Bootze Postema; and two sisters, Roberta Robinson and Lillian McDaniel, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Lexington, by the Rev. Tony A. Hancock and the Rev. Donald White. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casketbearers were Dale Young, Sean Mathews, Joe Ross, Chris Ross, Don Matlock, and Mike Curtis. Honorary bearers were the deacons of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Memorials are suggested to the Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1409 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Dora Bowman

Dora Dean Barnes Bowman, 86, of Versailles, wife of the late Hugh A. Bowman, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at the Homestead Nursing Center, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County on Oct. 17, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Polly Jett Barnes. She was a member of the Crestwood Baptist Church, Frankfort.

Survivors include a son, Ronald H. Bowman, Versailles; two sisters, Clara Belle Matthews, Versailles, and Leona Sanders, Millville; two brothers, Russell E. Barnes, Indiana, and Willie Lorraine Barnes, Frankfort; three grandchildren, Kim Sloan, Lexington, Karen Hatton, Winchester, and Terry Johnson, Versailles; seven great grandchildren, and a great great grandson.

Services were conducted Friday, April 6, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. James Bowman. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casketbearers were Morris Montgomery Jr.; Terry Johnson, Ernie Bowman, Richard Sloan, Terry Hatton and Charlie Ethington.

 

Bruce Robert Jones

Bruce Robert Jones, 43, of Versailles, husband of Caryn Sapeli-Jones, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center, Lexington.

The son of Wendell and Lila Sands Jones of Lancaster, Pa., he was born Aug. 23, 1957 in Phillipsburg, N.J. He was a saddlebred horse trainer and owner-operator of Bruce Jones Stables.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Lisa Esbenshade; two brothers, Wendell Jones and Quentin Jones; a niece, Ashlee Jones; and a nephew, Wendell Jones III, all of Lancaster, Pa.

A memorial service was held Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford County Chapter of the Doris Day Animal Foundation, P.O. Box 1008, Versailles, KY 40383, or Central Kentucky Riding for the Handicapped, P.O. Box 13155, Lexington, KY 40511.

 

Jewell F. Lawson

Jewell F. Lawson, 74, of Lexington, widow of Strother Parks Lawson Sr., died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Nicholasville, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Alma Poe Ballard. She was a member of Gardenside Christian Church and a retired personal caregiver.

Survivors include a son, Strother Lawson Jr., Lexington; two daughters, Sharon Skeens, Versailles, and Donna Southworth, Lexington; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and a sister, Rosella Lawson, Lexington.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev, Wayne Stevenson. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casketbearers were Larry Skeens, Harlan Southworth, David Southworth, Chris Lawson, Ricky Campbell and James Lawson.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Ruth Logan

Ruth Lawson Logan, 96, of Lexington, widow of D.B. Logan, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at her residence.

A native of Midway, she was the daughter of the late James W. and Ida Cramer Lawson. She was a member of the Hill-N-Dale Christian Church and a retired buyer and salesperson for Wolf Wile.

Survivors include two nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. David Welsh. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casketbearers were Otis Christian, Clifton Stilz, George Allgeier, Clifton Stilz Jr., Don Pettry, and Tyler Allgeier.

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

 

Sue Katherine Merchant

Sue Katherine Merchant, 84, of Shelbyville, widow of Elmer Thomas Merchant, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville.

A Woodford County native, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Katherine Hoffman Maddox. She was a homemaker, a former employee of the Lee-McClain Co., a former employee of the Kentucky Department of Social Services, Division of Aging, a former employee of Nancy’s Drive-In, a former sales clerk at Lehman Brothers, Shelbyville, and an antiques dealer. She was a member of the Clayvillage Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Ann Clark, Shelbyville, and Jean Horn, Lexington; three brothers, Henry C. Maddox, Charles William Maddox, and Arthur Gene Maddox, all of Frankfort; three sisters, Mayme Lee Brown, Grand Prairie, Texas, Ella Louise Beasley, Frankfort, and Judy Satterly, Lawrenceburg; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, April 6, 2001, at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home by the Rev. Marshall Phillips, the Rev. Vernon Carpenter, and the Rev. Terry Yeager. Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.

Memorials are suggested to Clayvillage Baptist Church of Gideons International.

 

Barbara Rankin

Barbara Milner Rankin, 57, of Lexington, wife of the Rev. Dr. Don Rankin, executive director of the Methodist Home of Versailles, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

She was a retired teacher and a member of the United Methodist Church and the Fayette County Retired Teachers Association.

In addition to he husband, she is survived by her parents, Robert and Ruth Milner, of Florence.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at the Erlanger United Methodist Church. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erlanger. Stith Funeral Home, Florence, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Kentucky United Methodist Homes For Children, P.O. Box 749, Versailles, KY 40383.

 

Hart Redding

Hart Redding, 76, of Lexington, husband of Mildred Dunn Redding, died Saturday, April 8, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Franklin County on Jan. 25, 1925, he was the son of the late John and Stella Bates Redding. He was a retired IBM technician and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kathy Branham, Versailles; a son, Johnny Redding, Lexington; and four grandchildren, Kris and Brittany Branham and Jared and Janna Redding.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 11, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Steve Cook and the Rev. Bob White. Burial was in Versailles Cemetery. Casketbearers were Ricky Redding, Jim Branham, Richard Steele, Jared Redding, Kris Branham and Omer "Frosty" Puckett.

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

 

Grover B. Turner

Grover B. Turner, 79, Georgetown, husband of Audrey Horton Turner, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the Hospice Care Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

The son of the late G.B. Turner Sr. and Martha Deaton Turner of Blue Diamond, he was a retired school teacher and administrator, having served in Woodford, Perry, Franklin and Scott counties. He was a World War II veteran, who served with the 168th Medical Regiment and landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. He served in the European theater until the end of the war, and was the recipient of two Silver Stars and a Purple Heart. He was a member of Georgetown Baptist Church and the Oleika Shrine Temple.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Billy James Turner, Georgetown; a granddaughter, Audrey Marie "Rie" Turner, Lexington, and a step-granddaughter, Haven Elizabeth Eades, Georgetown. A brother, William H. Turner, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 9, 2001, at Tucker, Yocum and Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown, by the Rev. Malcolm Lunceford. Casketbearers were James "Dee" Barns, Gary Fuller, Rick Fuller, Lloyd Jones, William H. Marshall, Brandon Platt, Steve Price and Gilbert Gibson. Honorary bearers were Jim Bergman, Brian Bergman, Hal Brady, Dr. Gus Bynum, Jim Coburn, Gen. John Coburn, Homer Draughn, Willis Draughn, Bobby Moss, Roland Powell and Harold Wilson.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504-3277.

 

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