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April 21, 2011



Gerry Ann Meadows Baldwin, 83, of Versailles, widow of Jeter McIrvin Baldwin Jr., died Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

The daughter of the late Carlie James Meadows and Evelyn Snelson Meadows, she attended Walnut High School located in Walnut, N.C. She began her career as a beautician with Wilkes Beauty Salon in Marshall, N.C. She later joined Baldwin’s Beauty and Barber Shop in Asheville, N.C. In 1949, she joined the Petrie Corporation and retired in 1990.

Survivors include two daughters, Gerry Delane Baldwin, Jacksonville, Fla., and Debra Lee (Rick) Miller, Versailles; four grandchildren, Ryan Miller, Ashley (Nathan) Opie, Carlye Miller, and Ethan Miller. A sister, Tola Marie Meadows Stephenson, and a brother, Theron James Meadows, are deceased.

A celebration of her life will be held in Marshall, N.C. at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Housing Coalition of Madison County, P.O. Box 1161, Marshall, NC 28753.

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Anna Elizabeth Craig, 80, of Winchester, wife of Arthur Truman Craig, died Thursday, April 14, 2011, at the Clark Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 20, 1930, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Cecil Hill and Elizabeth King Hill Worthington. She was a homemaker, a former board member of STRIDE, and a member of the Central Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Arthur T. Craig Jr. (Iraline), Midway, and Rodney Craig (Karen), Winchester; three daughters, Joyce Campbell (A.G.), Elkton, Linda Sue Craig, Winchester, and Donna Wheeler (Jim), Winchester; 13 grandchildren, Neil Craig, Nathan Craig, Rachael Jackson, Chris Campbell, Patrick Campbell, Ryan Campbell, Elizabeth Glover, Dennis Craig, Adam Craig, Jessica Wheeler, Beth Wheeler, Jamie Bailey, and Amanda Wheeler; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Hill and Ted Hill; and three sisters, Betty Craig, Geneva "Shorty" Bowlin, and Juanita Patrick. Two brothers, Harold Hill and Doris Hill, and a sister, Mary Hisle, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 16, at the Central Baptist Church, Winchester, by Dennis Wainright and Michael Houchen. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the STRIDE Program or the Central Baptist Church.



Kenneth Michael Goodlett, 62, of Versailles, husband of Linda McDonald Goodlett, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Kenneth and Goldie Mae Goodlett. He was an engineer at Y-H America.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a son, Michael Scott Goodlett (Anna); a grandson, Alexander Scott Goodlett; and a sister, Sharon (Jimmy) Sloan. A brother, Bruce Goodlett, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 16, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles.

Memorials suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Pamela Jean Gilkey McDonald, 61, of Bradenton, Fla., died Friday, April 8, 2011.

Born in Louisville, she was raised at the Cleveland Home in Versailles and moved to Bradenton two years ago from Lexington. She was the owner of P.J.’s Barber Shop on Limestone Street in Lexington for 15 years. She was an avid University of Kentucky Wildcats fan.

Survivors include a brother, Richard A. Gilkey; three sisters, Carole (Bob) Seal, Linda H. Redmon, and Georgia A. Bush; seven nieces and nephews, Joe Hendricks, Marta Jean Pearson, Andy Bush, Tommy Kelly, Becky Lemley, Joe Shelton, and Grayson Gilkey; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and her companion, Larry Zielinski. A sister, Donna F. Gilkey, is deceased.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.



Mark T. Porter, 51, of Lexington, husband of Frances Ellis Porter, died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born Sept. 12, 1959, in Maysville, he was the son of the late James and Christine Northcutt Porter and was a graduate of Maysville High School. He had been an employee of several farms and had recently become a member of the Gano Baptist Church in Georgetown.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jonathon Porter, Lexington; two daughters, Michelle Porter and Isabella Porter, both of Lexington; three sisters, Connie Staggs and Peggy Smith, Maysville, and Darlene Mulligan, Felicity, Ohio; and two brothers, James H. Porter, Maysville, and his twin brother, Mike Porter, West Union, Ohio.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 20, at Gano Baptist Church in Georgetown by Bro. Harry Hargis and Dr. Wayne Lipscomb. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Martha Ann Sewell, 70, widow of Robert Lawrence Sewell, died Saturday, April 16, 2011, in Lawrenceburg.

Born July, 8, 1940, in Scott County, she was the daughter of the late Melvin W. and Opal Lynam Leigh. She attended Hebron Independent Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Robbie Sewell, Orange Park, Fla.; a daughter, Karen (Donald) Cox, Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren, Randy and Kelly Sewell and Jessica and Brittany Cox; three sisters, Betty Sue Vance, Georgetown, Kay Warfield, Stamping Ground, and Jean Abner, Frankfort; and a half-brother, Charles Leigh, Midway. Two brothers, Herman Leigh and Franklin Leigh, and a half-brother, Bob Leigh, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 19, at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown, by Bro. George Dye and Bro. Dallas Daniels. Burial was in Evans Cemetery in Wolfe County. Casket bearers were Donald Cox, Richard Beard, Carrol Sutherland, Greg Cahue, Randy Sewell, and Dwayne May.

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