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Versailles, Ky.


 

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April 14, 2005

 

Blankenship

  Robert E. "Bob" Blankenship Sr., 78, of Berea, formerly of Lexington, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at the VA Medical Center, Lexington.

The son of the late Robert Lee and Elizabeth Blankenship, he was a World War II veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he earned a Bronze Star on Iwo Jima serving with the Fifth Marine Division. He was a retired salesman for Sears.

Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Blankenship, Versailles; a son, Robert E. Blankenship, Versailles; two grandchildren, Anne Blankenship and Ginny Blankenship; a nephew, Milton Moreland; a niece, Lisa Blankenship. A sister, Mae Moreland, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 12, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Fr. Dan Noll. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Milton Moreland, Bob Blair, Carl Espin, Bobby Dotson, Bill Ahern, and Charles L. Webber. Honorary bearers were Larry Lunsford, Bob Mansfield, and Charles Wagers.

Memorials suggested to St. Leo Catholic Church or the American Heart Association.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Carter

  John Wayne Carter, 56, of 425 Quail Run Road, husband of Gayle Carter, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at his home.

Born in Winchester and raised in Georgetown, he was the son of the late John and Louise Brewer Carter. He was a retired jeweler and U. S. Air Force veteran, and was a member of the Masonic Order at Bluegrass Lodge #956 in Lexington and Buford Lodge #954 in Midway.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William Robinson, Frankfort; a sister, Helen Karrick, Bowling Green; a brother, Kenneth Carter, New Jersey; an aunt, Maxine Brewer, Winchester; and an uncle, Russell W. Carter, Indiana.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 13, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Robert Karrick. A Masonic service concluded the visitation. A private interment follow the services. Casket bearers were Hershel B. Farmer, Kenneth Carter Jr., Robert Carter, David Karrick, Kevin Cox, and Mike Seiler.

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

 

Carter

  Novella E. Clark Carter, 75, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Warren J. Carter and William Gilchrist, died Friday, April 8, 2005.

The daughter of the late Walter and Bessie Clark, she was a retired employee of Rand McNally and was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Warren J. "WJ" Carter Jr., Midway, and James William Carter, Versailles; three grandchildren, Jason Carter, John Carter, and Timothy Carter; four great-grandchildren, Megan Carter, Jeff Carter, Cloe Carter, and Zoe Carter. Five sisters and a brother are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 13, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Donald Carter. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Glenn Walls, Howard Carter, Jackie Carter, Harvey Roe Jr., and William Cheak. Honorary bearer was Ernest Carter.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Courtney

  Herman Franklin Courtney, 72, of Lawrenceburg, died Thursday, April 7, 2005.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Herman F. Courtney Sr. and Sylvia Edna Martin Courtney.

Survivors include three daughters, Jeannie Perry, Brenda Crowe, and Norma Perry; two sons, Dale Courtney and Jeffery Courtney; three sisters, Ruth Dotson, Faye Stone, and Kathy Mitchell; four brothers, Jimmy Courtney, Bobby Courtney, Charles Courtney, and Billy Courtney; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Sunday, April 10, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Maynard. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery.

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

 

Eaves

  Marie Thomas Eaves, 83, of Lexington, widow of Walter Lee Eaves, died Friday, April 8, 2005.

Born Feb. 12, 1922, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Susan Mary Haynes Thomas. She was a member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Eaves; three daughters, Barbara Leach, Jan Sallee, and Karen Darragh; seven grandchildren, Karen Lee Keys, Kim Stone, Todd Sallee, Marti Quintero, Susan Mary Sallee, Cathy Frey and Marlon Austin; nine great-grandchildren, Ashlee Tapp, PFC Shawn King, Emilie and Zack Stone, Cameron and William Thomas Sallee, Britani and MacKenzie Keys, and Jessica Frey; a great-great-granddaughter, Claudia Ann-Marie Tapp; and a brother, Everett Thomas. Her brothers and sisters, Chester, Lester, Esther, Essie, Verna, Catherine, James, Georgia, and Raymond, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 11, at Porter Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. J.K. Pierce. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Karen Keys, Kim and Donnie Stone, Todd and Jenny Sallee, Marti and George Quintero, Susan Sallee and Zack Stone. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Guyn

  Lucy Trumbo Guyn, 84, of Frankfort, formerly of Versailles, widow of James. L. Guyn, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at her home following an illness.

Born May 6, 1920, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Lucien W. and Margaret Deering Trumbo. She was retired from the Kentucky Cabinet of Human Resources. A graduate of Frankfort High School, she was a member of the American Rose Society, the Woodford County Homemakers, and the Troy Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two sons, James Lucien Guyn and Robert Henry Guyn, both of Frankfort; and two grandchildren.

Services were conducted Thursday, April 7, at Rogers Funeral Home. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County.

 

Hope

  Elizabeth G. Hope, of Lexington, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Sandy and Agnes Greene. In her early years, she sang with the famed Hall Johnson Choir and was a retired nurse.

Services were conducted Monday, April 11, at O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary.

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Marshall

  Charles B. Marshall, 86, of Lexington, husband of Marguerite Lembright Marshall, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at his home.

Born Oct. 9, 1918, in Beaver, Pa., he was a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa. He was the former owner of Mint Springs and Spring Trace farms, A longtime employee of Babcock and Wilcox Steel Company, first in Alliance, Ohio, and then in Chicago, Ill., he retired in 1973 from the Chicago office and purchased 400 acres in Woodford County, where he developed a thoroughbred breeding operation at Mint Springs Farm. He was a member of the Thoroughbred Club, the Keeneland Association, the Lafayette Club, and had written articles for the Thoroughbred Record Magazine.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by an adopted daughter, Sharon Capello, Lexington; two grandchildren, Joseph and Caroline; a nephew, Arthur "Skip" Lembright; and a niece, Linda Turley.

Services were conducted Monday, April 11, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Scott Seitz. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery.

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

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Wright

  William G. Wright, 74, of Louisville, husband of Betty J. Harrod Wright, died Monday, April 11, 2005, at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, following a sudden illness.

A native of Scott County, he was the son of the late Lorenzo D. and Martha Ann Riddle Wright. He was a retired self-employed painting contractor and a former employee of General Electric. He was a member of the J-Town Masonic Lodge #774, Scottish Rite Shrine, and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Patsy J. Allen, Louisville; a brother, Harold Wright, Georgetown; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, April 14, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Bob Karsner. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be observed at the graveside by the V.F.W. Post #4075.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

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