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April 26, 2001 issue

 

Jean W. Ellison

Jean Weidlich Estes Ellison, 75, of Midway, widow of James C. Estes and Robert B. Ellison, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at her residence.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, on Dec. 19, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Julius A. and Bertha Parsons Weidlich.

Mrs. Ellison was a member of Broadway Christian Church, Lexington. A retired food broker, she was the owner/operator of Estes & Ellison, Lexington.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen E. Martin, Midway; a brother, Jack Weidlich, Lexington; and four grandchildren, Blair Elizabeth West, Robert Turner West II, Taylor James Estes West, and Lindsey Martin.

Graveside services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Chuck Martin, Robert Turner West II, Taylor James Estes West, Brian H. Weidlich, Gary R. Martin, and Philip R. Martin. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Jessie Franklin

Jessie Franklin, 91, of Salt Lick, formerly of Versailles, widow of John Franklin, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Mary Chiles Hospital, Mount Sterling.

She was a daughter of the late Bessie Johnson.

Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Cushingberry and Catherine McPherson, both of Versailles; nine sons, John Franklin, Germany; William Franklin, Cleveland, Ohio; Charles Franklin, Walton; Paul Franklin, Lexington; Jerome Franklin, Salt Lick, and James, Scott, Gayle and Stephen Franklin, all of Versailles; 33 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Shirley Higgins, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at St. Leo Catholic Church, Versailles, by the Rev. Frank Osburg. Interment in the Steele Cemetery, Versailles. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Virginia S. Goocher

Virginia Sapp Goocher, 82, of Versailles, formerly of Lexington, widow of Reuben C. Goocher, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at her residence.

Born in Lexington on March 12, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John and Rosa Bennett Sapp.

She was a member of the Maryland Avenue Christian Church, Lexington, and was a retired 28-year employee of General Electric.

She is survived by daughter, Joyce Way, Versailles; a son, Reuben Ray Goocher, Round Rock, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jeff and Danny Way, Versailles; Brent Way and Delena McGaughey, Lawrenceburg; and Paul and Mark Goocher and Kimberly Hays, all of Round Rock; 14 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Randy Nation. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Goocherís grandsons were casket bearers. Memorials are suggested to Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, Lexington.

 

Henry Lynn

Henry Lynn, 85, of Lexington, husband of Ethel Mae Searcy Lynn, died Sunday, April 22, 2001.

A native of Owen County, he was the son of the late Allen and Harriet Smith Lynn. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of Broadway Baptist Church, Lexington, and Man-o-War American Legion Post A. He was a retired VA Hospital employee.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Wayne Lynn, Lexington; two daughters, Brenda Isaacs and Linda Jenkins, both of Versailles; 10 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren, Christina Elaine Lynn and Bengie Isaacs, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington, by the Rev. Hoge Hockensmith and the Rev. Chris Rieber. Interment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Danny Jenkins Jr., Sean Hendrickson, Joseph Sims, Mark Crawford, Timmy Goins, and James Wayne Allen Lynn. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Cardinal Hill Hospital.

 

America Mason

America Mason, 91, widow of Lawrence "Daddy" Mason, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Carriage Inn Nursing Home, Dayton, Ohio, where she had resided for the past five years.

She was born in Midway, had resided in Lexington, and was a one of the oldest members of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Lexington.

She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Stewart, Dayton; a son, Lawrence Mason, San Bernardino, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren. A daughter, Willie Mae Blake, and a son, Joe Myers, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at St. Paul A.M.E. Church by the Rev. Kenneth E. Paris. Burial was in Evergreen Memory Gardens Lexington. The O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Jane E. McDaniel

Jane Ethridge McDaniel, 72, of Midway, wife of Kenneth D. McDaniel Sr., died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Born in Nashville, N.C., on Nov. 21, 1928, she was the daughter of the late John Emsley and Alma Williams Ethridge. She was a retired Midway College secretary.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Kenneth D. McDaniel Jr. and Kelly D. McDaniel, both of Midway; and two grandchildren, Katherine Hunt McDaniel and Kenneth Douglas McDaniel III.

Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Midway Cemetery by the Rev. David Brown. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, or Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg.

 

Stonewall Rankin Jr.

Stonewall Rankin Jr., 79, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Linwood, Pa., husband of Blanche Smoot Rankin, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Lewes, Del.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Stonewall Rankin Sr. and Ollie M. Biddle Rankin. Mr. Rankin worked for the Scott Paper Company, Chester, Pa., retiring in 1982 after 30 years. During World War II he served with the 141st Infantry Service Company of the 36th Infantry Division, U.S. Army.

In addition to his wife of 24 years, he is survived by a daughter, Ila Jean Rankin Grissom, Kennett Square, Pa.; a brother, Clarence Rankin, Lexington; eight sisters, Mildred Lansaw, Judy Morton, Mary Brown, Evelyn Hodges, and Addie Mae Wiseman, all of Lexington; Virginia Blanton, Winchester; Dorothy Hall, Versailles, and Lillie Judy, Hudson, Fla.; and a granddaughter, Briean Grissom, Kennett Square.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro. Interment was in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.

 

Helen L. Sutton

Helen Littral Sutton, 80, of Georgetown, widow of Dillard P. Sutton, died Sunday, April 23, 2001, at her home.

A native of Madison County, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mary French Littral, was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Highlands Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, former Scott County Judge-Executive Charlie Sutton; two sisters, Mildred Crigger, Versailles, and Dorothy Jones, Danville; a brother, Charles Littral, Lexington; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A sister, Edna Mae Ruppard, and two brothers, Tommy and Stanley Littral, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Georgetown, by Dr. Greg C. Earwood. Casket bearers were Charlie Beatty, Jackie Covington, Joe Todd Hall, Jim Hilton, Joe Lusby, Clay McKnight, Jimmy Walters, and Sam Ward. Honorary bearers were Henry Elam, Dr. Dudley Glass, Pat Juett, Judge-Executive George Lusby, Jim Mann, Dr. Craig Martin, Ray Sharpe, and James Vest. Johnsonís Funeral Home, Georgetown, was in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Assn., 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 100, Louisville 40218.

 

Bonnie Swinford

Bonnie Swinford, 56, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, wife of Ralph Swinford, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Fayette County on April 25, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Wilson Grant Bradford and Nancy Louise Jones. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church and was the owner of Country Moments, Victorian Square, Lexington.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Robin Varner, Versailles; a son, Carl Swinford, Lexington; five sisters, Nancy Jane Wynn, Midway; Sharon Naugle, Versailles, and Carol Wells, Rosemary Wilson, and Mildred Wiggins, all of Ohio; three brothers, Tom Bradford, Indiana; Bill Bradford, Florida, and Bob Bradford, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Ashlee Swinford.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Mark Johnson. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Ronnie Wynn, Rusty Wynn, Treavor Wachter, Jerry Wachter, Jim Swinford, and Raleigh Naugle. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Lexington Humane Society.

 

Frank L. Wilson

Frank Logan Wilson, 45, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Versailles, died Monday, April 23, 2001.

He was the son of Marlene Wilson.

Arrangements were incomplete at press time at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles.

 

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