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Versailles, Ky.


 

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April 25, 2002

 

Brandenburg

Donnie Brandenburg, 49, of Cynthiana, husband of Carol Jean Haddix Brandenburg, died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at his home.

He was employed by Hoover Wire Products, Georgetown.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Christopher Don Brandenburg, Georgetown; a daughter, Lisa Carol Brandenburg, Cynthiana; two grandchildren; a sister, Marlene Brandenburg, Independence; four brothers, Harold Dean Brandenburg, Midway, Gary Dale Brandenburg, Falmouth, Eddie Brandenburg, Beattyville, and Don Brandenburg, Cynthiana.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, by the Rev. Clifford Neat. Interment was in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

Memorials are suggested to the Connersville Christian Church, Hospice of the Bluegrass, or the American Cancer Society.

 

Britton

Jesse M. Britton, 88, of Midway, widower of Mary B. Britton, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002.

Born in Midway, he was the son of the late Cincinatus and Hattie Wise Britton, and was a Baptist. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, and had retired from National Distillery.

Survivors include two sons, Buddie J. Britton and Preston Wayne Britton, Woodford County; a sister, Sue Britton, Stamping Ground; two brothers, Bill Britton, Lexington, and Nat Britton, Frankfort; five grandchildren, Joseph Britton, Larry Berger, Dean Berger, Tiffany Wash, and Tammy Morgan; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Anita Britton, Lexington.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 20, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were Preston W. Britton, Buddie Britton, Joseph Britton, Kevin Wash, Larry Berger, and Dean Berger.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Cantrell

Eddie Cantrell, 68, of Versailles, husband of Joyce Cantrell, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Smithville, Tenn., April 4, 1934, he was the son of the late Grover and Martha Cantrell. He was a retired employee of Western Union, and was a member of the Southside Church of Christ, Lexington, where he was a member of the Southside Senior Servers. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the American Legion.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Susan Hudson, Atlanta, Ga.; a son, Tim E. Cantrell, Leesburg, Fla.; a sister, Evelyn Ruth Parsley, Warren, Mich.; a brother, James Cantrell, McMinnville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Shannon and Chloe Hudson; and two grandsons, Tre’ and Tristen Hudson.

Services were conducted Monday, April 22, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Brian Barrett. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospital.

 

Clark

William S. Clark, 77, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Frankfort, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at his residence.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Stewart and Ida Mae Redmon Clark. He was a retired farmer and heavy equipment operator, and was a World War II veteran and a member of the Victory Chapel.

Survivors include three sons, Michael A. Clark and Steven D. Clark, both of Frankfort, and Timothy S. Clark, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two daughters, Wanda L. Wilhoite, Frankfort, and Ruth Ann Wilhoite, Lawrenceburg; four sisters, Jessie Belle Penn, Maggie Lewis, and Mattie Johnson, all of Frankfort, and Stella Shea, Woodford County; 11 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, April 19, 2002, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, Frankfort, by the Rev. Don West. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Willie Wilhoite, Jimmy Sewell, Louie Moore, Marvin Lewis, Bobby Lewis, and Wendel Graves. Honorary bearers were Lester Johnson, William Johnson, Arnold Johnson, Bo Harden, Michael Cummins, Niki Tobbitt, Danny Shea, and Bernett Shea.

 

Devers

Tena Range Devers, 90, of Lexington, widow of Theo Johnson Devers, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Lexington Country Place.

Born in Jamestown, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Jacob Landon and Louvena Sewell Range. She was a retired civil service worker and a member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

Survivors include three brothers, Chester Range, Winchester, Owen Range, Versailles, and Ross Range, Danville, Va.; a granddaughter, Betty Bynum, Albuquerque, N.M.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, April 22, 2002, at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church by Fr. Birch Rambo. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Clarence Hyatt, Bob Bynum, John Owen Range, and Ken Baker.

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Flora

Peggy Jo Waits Flora, 63, of Versailles, wife of Lindsey L. “Bugs” Flora Sr., died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at her residence.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Barnett and Ethel Waits. She was a retired sales manager for Sears.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Cindy Wilcoxson and Marjorie Andrews, both of Lexington, and Kimberly Link, Versailles; a son, Lindsey L. Flora Jr., Versailles; four sisters, Martha Ethington, Versailles, Jane Waits and Marjorie Waits, both of Lexington, and Mabel Carter, Versailles; a brother, Russell Waits, Versailles; eight grandchildren, Bobbie, Anna, Jennifer, Travis, Jacob, Sam, Megan, and Macy; and one great grandchild, Alexandria.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Ray Holdren. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dave Deaton, Jim Andrews, Michael Wilcoxson, Terry Jones, Kevin Waits, Jacob Flora, Travis Wilcoxson, and Jamie Link. Samuel David Flora was the honorary bearer.

Memorials are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation, 2908 Brownsboro Road, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40206-3506.

 

Gaines

John Mack Gaines, 78, of Versailles, died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County July 15, 1923, he was the son of the late James W. and Julia Remley Gaines. He was retired from the oil construction industry, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a brother, Jim Owen Gaines, Versailles; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews. A sister, Ida Mae Gaines, and a brother, Lee Waller Gaines, are deceased.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, April 25, 2002, at the Versailles Cemetery by the Rev. Charles Brumley. No visitation is planned.

Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

Poore

Marlene Cox Poore, 63, of Midway, mother of Myra Poore-Williams, Versailles, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Pineville, she was the daughter of the late Forster Cox and Jeanette Thomas-Cox of Lexington. She was retired from St. Joseph Hospital, where she served as chief certified cardiovascular continuing education coordinator. She was a member of the Southland Christian Church, and was actively involved in Southland’s Helping Thru Him Ministry. She was a volunteer for the Lexington Humane Society.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by two grandchildren, Savannah and Cody Williams; two sisters, Carlene Amsbury, Arlington, Va., and Ruth Guilbault, Richmond; two brothers, Wayne Cox, Winchester, and Forster Cox Jr., Richmond; 14 nieces and nephews; and 17 great nieces and nephews. A brother, Bruce Cox, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Brewster McLeod and the Rev. Todd Layne. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Forster Cox Jr., Wayne Amsbury, Wayne Cox, Charles Ray, Tyler Faulkner, and Paul Poore.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Helping Thru Him Ministry, or the Woodford Humane Society.

 

Searcy

Jack Tucker Searcy, 87, of Lexington, husband of Anna Lucille Sloop Searcy, died Friday, April 19, 2002.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late James Elmer and Ethel Jones Searcy. He was a retired master plumber and a member of the Broadway Baptist Church, where he was deacon emeritus. He was a member of Lexington Lodge #1, F&AM, and was an active volunteer in various community groups.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Pat Whitley, Frankfort; two sons, Jack Tucker Searcy Jr., Harrodsburg, and Michael Eugene Searcy, Lexington; three sisters, Ethel Lynn, Lexington, Maxine Lunsford, Versailles, and Betty Buffin, Frankfort; a brother, James E. Searcy, Lexington; eight grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland by the Rev. Albert Gisler and the Rev. Hoge Hockensmith. Interment was in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were his grandchildren. Honorary bearers were members of the Heaven Bound Sunday school class at Broadway Baptist Church.

 

Young

Catherine Shelton Young, 76, of Hickory Hill, widow of Rayburn Young Jr., died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at the Rockcastle Hospital and Respiratory Care Center after an extended illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Stattie Disponette Shelton.

Survivors include three children, Jack Young, Ronald Young, and Yvonne Walton, all of Nicholasville; two sisters, Mary Young and Georgia Welch; a brother, Bobby Shelton; and seven grandchildren, Wayne Young, Veronica Young Preston, Carter Young, Anna Young, Steve Young, Brian Bietz, and Michelle Bietz.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at the Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home by the Rev. John Keyton. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Wayne Young, Steven Young, Brian Bietz, Carter Young, Jimmy Reynolds, and Cecil Hooper. Honorary bearers were Romeo Welch Jr., Terry Reynolds, and Don Reynolds.

Contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation.

 

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