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April 24, 2003



Mary Emily Buyher, 70, of Louisville, formerly of Midway, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at the University of Louisville Medical Center.

A native of Midway, she was the daughter of the late James S. and Ollie James Britton. A graduate of Midway High School, she had been a secretary and a homemaker and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Susan Doak, Pensacola, Fla., and Mary Catherine Buyher, Lexington; two sons, Thomas Buyher, New York, N.Y., and David Allen Buyher, Phoenix, Ariz.; and a brother, Horace Britton, Sebring, Fla.

Memorial services were conducted Thursday, April 17, 2003, at Rogers Funeral Home, Frankfort. The body was cremated.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.



Walter Lee Eaves, 86, of Lexington, husband of Marie Thomas Eaves, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at his home.

Born in Woodford County Dec. 7, 1916, he was the son of the late Ezra Benjamin and Florence Ritchey Eaves. He was a member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church, was an insurance agent with National Life Insurance Company, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 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 Sallee, Cathy Frey and Marlon Austin; nine great grandchildren, Ashlee Tapp, Shawn King, Jessica Frey, Emilie and Zack Stone, Cameron and Will Sallee, and Britani and MacKenzie Keys; a great-great granddaughter, Claudia Ann-Marie Tapp; and a brother, Howard Jerome Eaves, Bloomfield. Two brothers, Winford Eaves and Ezra Eaves Jr., are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, April 24, 2003, at Porter Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. James K. Pierce. Friends and family may call at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the church. Burial will follow at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Larry Eaves, Jack Eaves, Steve Eaves, Jeff Eaves, Donnie Stone, and Shawn King. Honorary bearers will be Chuck Shannon, Frank Snipp, Joe Daugherty, Charlie Cope, Bill Wooley, George Ritchey, John McGuire Jr., Wilson Sauteben, Leroy Cravens, and Wayne Holcomb.

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W. Jean Vaught Fint, 69, of Lawrenceburg, wife of William M. “Bill” Fint Sr., died Monday, April 14, 2003, at her residence.

A native of Oneida, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late George Vaught and Virgie Simpson Vaught. She was a homemaker, a former employee of Texas Instruments, Versailles, and a member of the Tyrone Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Vincent Goins, Lawrenceburg, and Steve Goins, Frankfort; three sisters, Peggy Winchester and Linda Burton, both of Lawrenceburg, and Pauline Robbins, Ohio; two brothers, Wesley McDaniel and Jimmy McDaniel, both of Versailles; a stepsister, Patsy Turner, Nicholasville; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. A son, William Mansfield “Billy” Fint Jr.; a brother, Jack Vaught; and a sister, Georgia Courtney, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by Bro. Mark Webb. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Tyrone Baptist Church, c/o Bro. Mark Webb, 1093 Indian Trail, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.



Sara Felix Goodrich Lancaster, 88, of 388 Amsden Avenue, Versailles, widow of William Floyd Lancaster died Sunday, April 20, 2003.

Born in Millville, Aug. 8, 1914, she was the daughter of Oscar Willis and Jennie Mary Hippe Goodrich. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church and had attended Eastern Kentucky University.

Survivors include a daughter, Glenna Floyd Lancaster; a sister, Margie Carter, Versailles; two brothers, Bobbie Goodrich, Versailles, and Gene Goodrich, Millville; four grandchildren, Sharon Lanter Atchison, Samuel Tod (Bo) Lanter Jr., Tracey Lanter Eyster, and Timothy Glenn Lanter; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Dr. James Berry. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Samuel Tod Lanter Sr., Samuel Tod (Bo) Lanter Jr., Samuel Tod Lanter III, Timothy Glenn Lanter, Russell Atchison, Hall Atchison, William Eyster, Ray Goodrich, and Marion (Wally) Goodrich .

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Edward A. “Ted” Marye Jr., 76, of Mount Sterling, formerly of Versailles, husband of Mabel Scott Marye, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at his residence.

Born April 1, 1927, in Madisonville, he was the son of Edward A. Marye Sr. and Mary Louisa Ashby Marye. He was a 1951 graduate of the University of Kentucky, and was in private practice in Versailles from 1952 to 1956. He served on the legal staff of the Kentucky Department of Revenue and was an assistant attorney general. He returned to private practice in 1960, served as city attorney from 1961-64, was elected as city judge in 1964, and was county attorney from 1967-68. He moved to a private practice in Mount Sterling in 1968, and also served as a city judge there. He was an assistant commonwealth’s attorney for the 21st Judicial District from 1978-84 and 1987-92. He was a district judge for the 21st Judicial District from 1984-86. He was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church, the Versailles and Mount Sterling Kiwanis clubs and the Mount Sterling Little Theater.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Scott Marye and Edward A. Marye III, both of Mount Sterling; a daughter, Taylor Alicia Marye-Baker, Hombrechtikon, Switzerland; a grandchild, Courtney Mitchell Marye, Mt. Sterling; and a half-brother, Morton Davis Marye, Bedford.

Memorial services will be conducted at noon Saturday, April 26, 2003, at the Ascension Episcopal Church by Fr. John Dews. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 25, and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.



William Lee “Billy” Nesselrode, 60, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Frankfort, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at his residence.

A native of Frankfort, he was the son of Nancy Nesselrode, Frankfort, and the late William Evins Nesselrode. He was formerly in accounting for the U.S. Postal and Fiscal Office and a veteran of the Kentucky Army National Guard. He was a member of the St. Paul Methodist Church and B.P.O.E. #530, Frankfort.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Lisa Dar Nesselrode, Versailles; two sons, Brian Leroy Nesselrode, Versailles, and Lee Todd Nesselrode, Lawrenceburg; three brothers, Michael Todd Nesselrode, Florida, Richard Evins Nesselrode, Frankfort, and Patrick Alan Nesselrode, Frankfort; an uncle, Lyter Paul Nesselrode, Frankfort; an aunt, Velma Jo Oliver, Frankfort; and three grandchildren, Daegan Nesselrode, Daelan Nesselrode, and Haley Nesselrode.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Kentucky, P.O. Box 9067, Louisville, KY 40209-0067, or to the American Heart Association, Kentucky Region, 333 Guthrie Street, Suite 207, Louisville, KY 40202.

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Jimmy Shuck, 58, of Nicholasville, husband of Betty Buffin Shuck, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at his home.

A native of Versailles, he was the son of the late John and Edna Huffman Shuck. He was an employee and truck driver for Ryder Logistics in Georgetown and a member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Shannon Mason, Lexington; a sister, Angie Shuck Stockdale, Kokomo, Ind.; six brothers, Thomas Shuck, Hustonville, Bill Shuck, Razz Shuck, and Frankie Shuck, all of Versailles, and Eddie Shuck and Bobby Shuck. A brother, Henry Shuck, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, April 18, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Jeff Johnson. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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Dianne V. Keeling Simpson, 49, of Lawrenceburg, wife of Donnie R. Simpson, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born March 16, 1954, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of Donald E. Keeling, Anderson County, and Gussie Faye Howard, Waynesburg. She was the owner and operator of the Clothes Connection Laundry in Lawrenceburg and attended the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a daughter, Kerrie Satterly, Lawrenceburg; a son, Donnie “D.J.” Simpson, Lexington; two granddaughters, Megan Satterly, Lawrenceburg, and Sierra Simpson, Lexington; a sister, Debra S. Buck, Johnson City, Tenn.; and three brothers, Warren and Donnie Keeling, Lawrenceburg, and Darrell Keeling, Woodford County.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by Bro. David Fralix. Friends may call after 8 a.m. today at the funeral home.



Mickey Spencer, 60, of Frankfort, husband of Helen Walters Spencer, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center after an apparent heart attack.

A native of Midway, he was the son of Dorothy Hockensmith Spencer, Frankfort, and the late Richmond Spencer. He was a farmer and a member of Berea Christian Church, Lexington.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Pam Fitzgerald and Karla Downey, both of Frankfort; two sons, Terry Spencer, Paris, and Mike Spencer, Frankfort; a brother, Don Spencer, Georgetown; a sister, Dottie Sorrell, Frankfort; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home by the Rev. Joe Hatchett. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Joey Spencer, Adam Spencer, Jeremy Smith, Marvin Downey, Ray Downey, and Richard Jones. Honorary bearers were Robin Smith, Kristy Hall, Daniel Spencer, Kourtney Downey, and Kaitlin Downey.



Lawrence Franklin Washington Sr., 87, of Georgetown, widower of Gladys Washington Washington, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Frank Cela and Emma Johnson Washington. He was a retired employee of Hilenmeyer Nurseries and a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Georgetown, where he was a member of the United Methodist Men.

Survivors include three sons, Lawrence F. Washington Jr., Chicago, Ill., Frank Washington, New York, N.Y., and Ravon Washington, Georgetown; six daughters, Burma Fox, Myra Quisenberry, and Winnifred Washington, all of Lexington, Norma J. Smith, Indianapolis, Ind., Vernecie V. Washington, Cincinnati, and Sharon K. Washington, Georgetown; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. Two sons, Don W. and Grant K. Washington, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 21, 2003, at Wesley United Methodist Church by the Rev. Lyle Morton. Martyn-Hurley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Marvin A. Wilder, 83, of Lexington, widower of Sara Williams Wilder, died Friday, April 18, 2003.

Born April 9, 1920, in Versailles, he was the son of the late Oscar and Lillian Wilder. He was a retired linotype operator for the Thoroughbred Press, a member of the Rosemont Baptist Church, and was a member of the board of directors of the Kentucky School for the Deaf and had been inducted into the Hall of Fame at KSD.

Survivors include a daughter, Melinda A. Summers, Lexington; a son, Sam W. Wilder, Marietta, Ohio; four grandchildren; twin brother, Edwin Wilder, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a sister, Elizabeth Scholl, Louisville.

Services were conducted Monday, April 21, 2003, at the Rosemont Baptist Church by Dr. Gilbert Tucker. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to the Rosemont Baptist Church or Hospice of the Bluegrass.


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