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April 15, 2010



Catherine Marie Adams, 87, of Versailles, widow of Joseph M. Adams, died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

A native of Woodford County, she was born April 15, 1922, the daughter of the late Ambrose and Odell Littrell Gilkison. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II. She was a longtime executive secretary at Texas Instruments and was a member of Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Adams, Virginia, and Joan (Tim) Drury, Hopkinsville; two sons, Jeff (Judy) Adams, Versailles, and Jeremy (Beth) Adams, Versailles; a sister, Clarice "Duck" Tincher, Lexington; a brother, Leonard (Jane) Gilkison, Carlisle; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A son, Joseph M. Adams Jr., is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 14, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jeffrey Adams II, Julye Adams, Will Hagan, Justin Adams, Tim Drury, Willie Wilson, and Jeff and Jeremy Adams. Honorary bearers were members of her Friendship Sunday school class, Amy Porch, Jennifer Rhodes, Jana Lancaster, Jessica Adams, and Joseph M. Adams III.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Betty Jo "Jobie" Arnold, 80, of Midway, died Monday, April 12, 2010.

Arrangements are pending at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort.




Thelma Marie Peters Gilbert, 78, of Danville, died Thursday, April 8, 2010.

Survivors include four children, Helen (Eddie) Collins, Versailles, Danny Wayne (Kim) Gilbert, Nicholasville, Roy Lee (Margaret) Gilbert, Junction City, and Bobby Joe (Beverly) Gilbert, Danville; a brother; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 13, at Stith Funeral Home, Danville.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or Hospice of the Bluegrass, Frankfort.



Shirley Lowery, 63, of Versailles, died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at her home.

Born in Pikeville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Geraldine Coyer Roberts. She was a retired registered nurse and personal caregiver and was a Baptist. She had been a member of the Millville Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Sophia Lowery; a son, Walter (Darlene) Lowery; a granddaughter, Maggie Lowery, all of Versailles; a sister, Jeannie Esclavon; and two brothers, Johnny and Jimmy Roberts, all of Florida.

A memorial service was conducted Monday, April 12, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, P. O. Box 1603, Lexington, KY 40588-1603

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Robert Lewis "Pug" Southworth, 48, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, died Friday, April 9, 2010, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of Edward H. Southworth of Versailles and Martha Jane McGohon Lewis of Frankfort. He was a former landscaper and had worked for OSRAM Sylvania.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, John E. (Tracey) Southworth, Lawrenceburg; his step mother, Barbara Southworth, Versailles; two children, Josh and Eryn Southworth; two half-sisters, Christi Southworth, Lawrenceburg, and Sandra (Charles) Dugan, Versailles; a half-brother, Charles Southworth, Tampa, Fla.; his girlfriend, Donna Johnson, Lexington; and his paternal grandparents, Warren and Ruth Southworth of Versailles.

A memorial service was conducted Monday, April 12, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Matt Elkins.

Donations are encouraged to a charity of one’s choice.

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Sylvester Lee Truman, 78, of Lexington, husband of Delcie Ann Truman, died unexpectedly Friday, April 9, at the Veterans Administration Hospital.

A native of Knott County, he was a retired construction electrician and UPS driver and was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean War.

Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Truman, Lexington; a son, Tim (Jackie) Truman, Versailles; and five grandchildren, Elijah Truman, Kelsey Truman, Brandon Truman, Patrick Truman, and Sarah Truman; four sisters, Velma Bentley, Virginia Carter, Annette King, and Patricia Duff; and other family members. A son, Barry Truman; a brother, Louis Truman, and three sisters Alma Jones, Thelma Rice and Betty Jo Parsons, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 12, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.



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