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April 19, 2007


Nathan R. Caldwell, 72, of 399 Amsden Avenue, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Harry and Harriet Hamilton Caldwell.He was a retired employee of Franklin County, Ohio, school system. He was a member of the St. Matthews A.M.E. Church in Midway and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda Kirtley, Versailles; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Goddard, Columbus, Ohio; two stepsons, Raymond Jones and David Person, both of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Gracie Caldwell and Helen Garner, both of Midway; three brothers, Harry Caldwell, Lexington, and William and Cecil Caldwell, both of Columbus; a special niece, Toni Almond, Columbus; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Services were conducted Friday, April 13, at Second Christian Church, Midway, by the Rev. Sherry Miller. Interment was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brandon Garner, Alfred Almond, Peyton Almond, Teddy Garner, Kerry Garner, and Steven Caldwell. Honorary bearer was Aaron Hamilton.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.
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Alfred Leo Carter, 55, died Monday, April 16, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born in Franklin County, he was the son of Helen M. Carter of Millville and the late William H. Carter. He was a retired mechanical and maintenance operations supervisor for the Kentucky Department of Transportation. A member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, he was an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast, and enjoyed fishing and cooking.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, William C. Carter, U.S. Marine Corps, California; three grandchildren, Allen Carter and Andrew Carter, both of Lexington, and Eve Carter, Texas; two sisters, Lillian E. Morton and Virginia L. Sandifer, both of Versailles; and a brother, Joseph H. Carter, Frankfort.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Millville, by the Rev. H. E. Bolton. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Troy Worley, Clifford Harris, Dale Spicer, John Floyd, Larry Thomas, Randy Long, John Lee Cushingberry, and Richard Kirtley. Honorary bearers will be Larry Van Hoose, Dan Walls, Brad Abbott, John Wilson, Eugene Wilson, Wallace Morton, Eddie Knight, and Rick Snapp.
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Ann Denham, 83, of Versailles, wife of Tom Denham, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at the Bluegrass Community Hospital.
Born in Goldsboro, N.C., she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Wilcher. She was a retired clerk for the USDA.
In addition to her husband of 66 years, she is survived by a daughter, Margaret Furlong; a granddaughter, Tracye Carey; and a great-grandchild, Nick Carey.
Graveside services were conducted Saturday, April 14, at the Rose Crest Cemetery in Versailles. W.R. Milward Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Martha Jane Lacefield Foley, 85, of Versailles, widow of William S. Foley Sr., died Friday, April 6, 2007, at Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles.
Born in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Lister and Ruth Hall Lacefield. She was a member of Troy Presbyterian Church and the Country Book Club.
Survivors include three sons, Dr. William S. Foley, Robert W. Foley, and F. R. “Buddy” Foley II, all of Versailles; eight grandchildren, Tammy Bradley, Shelbyville, Amanda L. Naish, Lexington, Dr. William S. Foley III, Greenville, N.C., F. R. “Bubba” Foley III, Lexington, Marte L. Lee, Lexington, Elizabeth B. Foley, Jeffersonville, Ind., Richard S. Foley, Versailles, and Taylor H. Foley, Richmond; and six great-grandchildren. A sister, Bobbie Jean Lacefield, is deceased.
Private services were conducted Monday, April 9, in the Midway Cemetery by her grandchildren. The W. R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383, or to the Woodford County Historical Society, 121 Rose Hill Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383.

William Brent Beverly Graul, 43, father of Ashli Graul and Leslie Graul of Versailles, died Monday, April 16, 2007, in Louisville.
Born in Woodford County, he was a 1982 graduate of Woodford County High School, where he had played football. He was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church.
In addition to his daughters, he is survived by his mother, Sally Lane Graul and her husband, Dr. William J. Graul, Versailles; his father, Bill Beverly and his wife, Rosemary Beverly, Versailles; three brothers, William J. “Butch” Graul III, Georgetown, Dr. Craig Stephen Graul, Clintwood, Va., and John Andrew Graul, Versailles; four sisters, Sabrea Dene Rivette, Metairie, La., Sandy Beverly, Lawrence, Kan., Susan McDonald Stines, Indianapolis, Ind., and Jimmie McDonald Kyker, Indianapolis; his former wife and mother of his daughters, Linza Vickers Graul, Versailles; and a companion, Marion Howington, Louisville.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Rebecca Peterson. Interment will follow at the Versailles Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Coy officiating. Casket bearers will be Dale Vickers, Robbie Vickers, Matthew Padgett, Brian Padgett, Daniel Padgett, Rocky Padgett, and Chris Padgett.
Memorial contributions suggested to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue Versailles, KY 40383 or to the Nile Ministries, 3360 Fords Mill Road, Versailles KY 40383.
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Michael Taylor Guy, 36, died Friday, April 13, 2007, at Central Baptist Hospital North East, LaGrange, after a short illness.
He was the son of Sylvia Guy, Lexington, and the late Charles T. Guy, a Midway native.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother Charles Guy, Lexington; three children, Landon, Tristin, and Christin Guy, Monroe, Ala.; and his grandfather, Taylor Long, Midway.
Services were conducted Wednesday, April 18, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Edgar Wallace. Cremation followed the services.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.
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Mary Ann Snipes Johnson, 66, of Doniphan, Mo., wife of Ronnie Smith, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
Born in New Albany, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Merle T. and Lillian Sue Bailey Snipes.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Millie Darling, Versailles; a daughter, Terrie Stephens, Davenport, Fla.; a brother, Bob Snipes, Rockford, Ill.; and a granddaughter, Theresa Stephens.
Services were conducted Tuesday, April 17, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Krupa. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Sam Williams, Bill Stephens, Jeremiah Adkins, and Danny Skinner.
Memorials are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation, 3800 Parkers Mill Road, Lexington, KY 40513.
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Omer Neal McGaughey, 78, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, widower of Linda Conley McGaughey, died Monday, April 9, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital.
Born in Alton, he was the son of the late Daniel William and Bessie Peggs McGaughey. He was a retired drywall employee with Werne Drywall Company and a former foreman with Kentucky Horse Center. He was a member of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church and served with the U. S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include three sons, David Neal McGaughey Sr., Timothy Jarman McGaughey, and Daniel Edward McGaughey, all of Lexington; a daughter, Angela Jean McGaughey Johnson, Lexington; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and his former wife and caregiver, Betty Ann McGaughey, Lexington.
Services were conducted Friday, April 13, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, by Dr. Greg Waltermire. Private burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery on Saturday, April 21.

Roy Douglas, 70, of Florida, died Wednesday, April 12, 2007, after a long illness.
Born in Bourbon County, he was the son of the late Roy and Mary Humphries Vickers. He lived in Versailles and Lexington for 30 years. He was in the reserves, and a member of Versailles Baptist Church. He was employed at Kitchen Planning Center for many years before he relocated to Florida. He continued with his career in Tampa, Fla., before retiring.
He is survived by his companion, Lila Jean Fitts; three children, Morgan Vickers, Alan Vickers, and Lisa Vickers Carpenter; three stepchildren, Jeff Daley, Mark Daley, and Cheryl Jackson; seven grandchildren, Michael Vickers, Jason Vickers, Tanya Giles, Stephen Vickers, Ginny Overstreet, Meagan Vickers, and Nathan Vickers; a brother, Wayne Vickers; and two sisters, Naomi Foster and Linda Randall. A brother, Joe Vickers, is deceased.
A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, April 23, at New Hope Baptist Church, Versailles.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane Suite 603 New York, NY 10038, or online at

Rex Wesley, of London, husband of Margaret Miller Wesley, died Thursday, April 12, 2007.
A native of Casey County, he lived in Pulaski County and farmed in Mercer County before moving to Laurel County in 1956. He was a retired Laurel County Extension Agent and Community Development Specialist, and was instrumental in helping to develop a number of projects, including J. M. Feltner 4-H Camp, Wood Creek Lake, Laurel County Industrial Park and Corbin Tri-County Industrial Authority. He also helped establish the Laurel County Feeder Calf Sale. He graduated from Berea College and North Carolina State. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a pilot in India and China. He received the Bronze Star air medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross and was a disabled veteran.
In addition to his wife of 64 years, he is survived by four sons, David Wesley, Russell, Mike Wesley, Huntsville, Ala., John Wesley, Bowling Green, and James Wesley, Glasgow; a daughter, Martha Wesley Thompson, Versailles; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ben Wesley.
Services were conducted Sunday, April 15, at House-Rawlings Funeral Home, London. Burial was in the Swiss Colony Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Kentucky 4-H Foundation (for the J M Feltner 4-H Camp in memory of Rex Wesley), 212 Scovell Hall, Lexington, KY 40546.

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