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April 24, 2014



Charles W. Carl, 82, of Versailles, husband of Ann J. Carl, died Monday, April 21, 2014.

A native of Versailles, he was born on Feb. 25, 1932, the son of the late Charles and Thelma Furnish Carl. He was a farmer and a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served from 1951 to 1955 as an instrument specialist with the Strategic Air Command during the Korean War and the Cold War. He was a retired employee of Jim Beam Distillery, spent several years working at Keeneland, and was a member of the American Legion Post #67. He attended Southland Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lucy A. (John) Cain and Lori J. Carl, both of Versailles; three stepchildren, Stephen Lee (Dena) McNabb, Lawrenceburg, Billie Mohammed, Lexington and Pamela McNabb, Versailles; two grandchildren, Michael (Sarah) Cain and Emily (Justin) Woodside; nine step-grandchildren, Emily McNabb (Dustan) Drury, Andrew McNabb, Emilie McNabb, Patrick (Sarah) Sea, James Tyler Rodgers, Alisha Shae White, Teresa Mohammed (Rufus) Washington, Tina Hersel, and Jamal Mohammed; five great-grandchildren, Malakai Cain, Avery Woodside, Ava Cain, Lilly Cain, and Carlee-Ann Woodside; seven step-great-grandchildren, Ashton Drury, Elliot Sea, Layla White, Sapphire Washington, Nula Washington, Gabe Washington and Jonah Hersel; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. His first wife, Jeanne Brannon Carl; a brother, Jerry Carl; and two sisters, Jeanine Stickle and Wanda Clem, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, April 24, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Rick Ralston and Luther M. Cain. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be James Tyler Rodgers, Jamal Mohammed, Stephen Lee McNabb, John Cain, Justin Woodside, Josh Slugantz (standing in for Michael Cain, his deployed grandson in Afghanistan), John Dragoo, and Loren "Squirrel" Carl. Honorary bearers will be Andrew Hersel, Rufus Washington, Doug Watson, Ron McEwan, Steve Schenck, Paul West, Henry Carl, Dale Ladnier, Joe Karsner, David Ladnier, Ryan Gold, William Carl, Bobby Carl, Ernest Carl Jr., Greg Carl and Mark Gormley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40536.

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Harold "Ray" Duncan Sr., 68, of Versailles, husband of Jewell Irene (Ramsey) Duncan, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and later retired from IBM. He was a member of the Buford Lodge #494 in Midway.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Chad L. Duncan (Dawn), Lawrenceburg; a daughter-in-law, Ali Duncan, Hurricane, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Connor Leoso, Carley Elizabeth, Alexis Madison and Austin Cole Duncan; and a sister, Nancy Tucker, Brookfield, Ohio. A son, Harold Ray Duncan Jr., is deceased.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at First Christian Church, 160 Lexington Street, Versailles. A time of remembrance will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Care Cremation and Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.



Martha Louise Bruen Hill, 90, of Midway, widow of James Hill, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Born Jan. 10, 1924, in Midway, she was the daughter of the late George and Louise Dotson Bruen. She was a former teller at United Bank & Trust and a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Holly (Jamie) LeCompte, Bagdad; a grandson, Jamie Scott LeCompte; and two great-granddaughters, Lauren and JoLynn LeCompte.

A private graveside service was conducted at the Midway Cemetery on Tuesday, April 22, by the Rev. Steve Hadden.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midway Baptist Church or to a charity of one’s choice.

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