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April 26, 2007

 

Gabbard
Robert M. Gabbard, 81, of Nicholasville, husband of Virginia Fay Cole Gabbard, died Sunday, April 22, 2007,at St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.
Born July 3, 1925, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Gertrude Berry Gabbard. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in seven major battles in the South Pacific and was wounded during this time. He enjoyed gardening, horses, and traveling to historic places. He had been an employee of L.R. Cooke Chevrolet for 17 years and John Sutherland Chevrolet for 16 years.
In addition to his wife of 54 years, he is survived by five children, Don Gabbard, Nicholasville, Sue Smith, Lexington, Laurel Rhodes, Versailles, Carol McWilliams, Nicholasville, and James Gabbard, Nicholasville; a brother, Donald Gabbard, Florida; a sister, Viola Hughes, Florida; 10 grandchildren, Becky Doan, Regina Martin, Leah McWilliams, Matt Gabbard, Chase Gabbard, Nicholas Gabbard, Coty Gabbard, Bradley Smith, Morgan Rhodes, and Jamie Rhodes; two great-grandchildren, Madison Martin and Kaylee Gabbard; and numerous nieces and nephews. A son. Charles David Gabbard; a brother, Ned Gabbard; and a sister, Alice Stamper, are deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, April 25, at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Harrison. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were his family and friends. Honorary bearer was Earl Blanton.
Guest book at hagerandcundifffunerals.com.

Gay
Earl Thomas “Tommy” Gay, 48, of Frankfort, husband of Cheryl Harp Gay, died Monday April 22, 2007, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
The son of R. Denny Gay and Carolyn Newton Gay of Florida, he attended Franklin County High School and was a retired state employee for the former Tourism Development Cabinet. He attended Family Worship Center in Lawrenceburg.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters Ashley Nicole Gay and Lindsay Gay Tecalco; a grandson, Austin Thomas Gay Tecalco; his paternal grandmother, Frances Gay; and a sister, Denise Gay Spaulding. His maternal grandparents, Lillard and Lucille Newton, and paternal grandfather, Berdine Gay, are deceased.
Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, April 26, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Tony Andrade and the Rev. Wallace Kent. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service. Casket bearers will be Darryl Harp, Haskell Harp, Isai Tecalco, Landon Spaulding, Mike Gay, and Steve Gay. Honorary bearers will be Patrick Harp, Logan Harp, Delana Preston, Robbie Preston, Natalie Preston, Kody Preston, Raymond Tomas Gay, Carlos Martinez, Gilbert Hallam, Timmy Johnson, Lee Brewer and Donnie Newton.
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

Harger
Harold Kevin Harger, 42, died Saturday, April 7, 2007, in Versailles.
He was employed by Tony Roma’s in Lexington and was a founding member of the “Castaways” with George Wolfford and Warren Cobb. He served in the 82nd Airborne and was a passionate skydiver, pilot and videographer, recording more than 600 jumps.
Survivors include his parents, Janice Godbout and Harold Harger; two sisters, Donna Harmon and Shirley Wilkins; his stepparents, Paul Godbout and Madelynn Harger; his former wife, Sara Harger Elliot; a niece and several nephews.
A memorial skydiving jump is being planned. Visit www.skydiveky.com for more information.
Donations may be made to Big Brothers-Big Sisters.

Hippe
William Franklin Hippe, 75, of Versailles, husband of Lois Allen Hippe, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at his home.
Born in Whitley County, he was the son of the late Everett G. and Marie Walden Hippe. A member of the Versailles Baptist Church, he retired from the Department of Highways, where he was a civil engineer in the Division of Planning for over 33 years.
In addition to his wife of 56 years, he is survived by a daughter, Beth Adams, Versailles; a son, Lynn Hippe, Lexington; a sister, Joyce Robinson, Lexington; four grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Adams, and James and Jason Hippe; a step-grandchild, Travis Lee; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment will be in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Dr. Loyde Jolly, Lee Lake, Fred “Jerry” Powers, Stephen Powers, Aaron Stewart, and Brandon Spellman. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, April 26, at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

Hutsell
Vance Hutsell, 81, of Midway, husband of Gladys B. Hutsell, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Born Jan. 9, 1926, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., he was the son of the late Ed and Cora Pope Hutsell. He was a retired Air Force senior chief master sergeant, having served in World War II, a retired employee of GTE, and a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Lowell Hutsell, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted Wednesday, April 25, at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were the deacons of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to the Forks of Elkhorn Building Fund.
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.
 

Miller
Mary Frances Miller, 84, of Versailles, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.
Born in Louisville, she was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, was on the Usher Board, worked in the kitchen, and attended Sunday school. She was active and volunteered at the Woodford County Senior Citizens Center. She recently received an award from Gov. Fletcher for her years of volunteering. A former employee of the late Dr. Jack Resinger family, she had also worked at Woodford Memorial Hospital, and the Woodford County Courthouse.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, April 26, at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Interment will be in the Steele Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Sean Demus, David Resinger, Jack Resinger, Gene Howard, and Mike McNary. Honorary bearers will be the First Baptist Church deacon board, Eddie Godfrey, and Eddie Sellers. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.
 

Rankin
Arthur D. Rankin Jr, 85, of Versailles, formerly of Lexington, husband of Doris Goodpaster Rankin, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at his residence.
Born in Scott County, he was the son of the late Arthur D. and Alice Derrick Rankin Sr. He was retired from the federal government and the Kroger Company, and was a member of Macedonia Christian Church in Lexington, where he served as a deacon for several years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Sherry Matherly, Debbie Lane, and Sandy Mabley, all of Lexington, and Nancy Littrell, Versailles; a son, Darrell Mabley, LaGrange; 10 grandchildren, Lisa Jourdan, Tre Lane, Amanda Phelps, and Dee Matherly, all of Lexington, Ginger Bailey, Lawrenceburg, Ashley Littrell and Tony Rankin, both of Versailles, Angie Mabley, Perry, Iowa, and Shane Mabley, Urbandale, Iowa; 13 great-grandchildren, Jennifer Rutherford, Nicholasville, Ryan Jourdan, Jackson Lewis, Hunter Lane, Tre Donnie Courtney, and Alex Helton, all of Lexington, Lauren Rankin and Brandon Rankin, both of Versailles, David Hail, North Hampton, Pa., Alauna Sellers and Jessie Sellers, Perry, Iowa, and Dylan Stinnett and Brent Goins, both of Lawrenceburg; and a great-great-grandchild, Brooklyn Rutherford, Nicholasville. A daughter, Marlene Mabley; and a granddaughter, Trista Hail, are deceased.
A memorial service was conducted Saturday, April 21, at Macedonia Christian Church in Lexington by the Rev. Mark Dunn. Inurnment followed at the Versailles Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Macedonia Christian Church Bus Fund, 4551 Winchester Road, Lexington, KY 40509.
Guest book at Blackburnandward.com.

 

Remmele

Dr. Norman Sidney Remmele II, 69, of Lexington, husband of Frances McCracken Remmele, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at his residence.
He formerly resided and practiced veterinary medicine in Versailles.
Born in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Frances Turner and Norman S. Remmele. He graduated from Catlettsburg High School, the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and from Auburn University where he graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served at Ft. Dietrich, Md., in biological warfare. He was a past president of the Dalmatian Club of America, member of the Lexington Kennel Club and Southern Hills United Methodist Church. He was an approved multiple group and best in show dog show judge, judging in the U.S. as well as Australia, China, and South Africa. He bred and showed Dalmatian dogs under the Tuckaway prefix and owned the top male Dalmatian dogs in the U.S. between 1996 and 2001. He owned the best of breed winner at the Dalmatian Club of America national specialty in 1973, 1998 and 1999.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Julie Remmele Brockman and Katherine Leigh Webster; four grandchildren, Natalie and Ben Rion, and Sarah and Cody Webster; and a brother, Robert W. Remmele.
Services were conducted Wednesday, April 18, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, by the Rev. Dennis Burrows. A committal service was conducted at the Catlettsburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504 or to Southern Hills United Methodist Church, 2356 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40503.

Robinson
Ronald Lee Robinson, 57, of Lima, Ohio, formerly of Lexington, died Sunday, April 22, 2007.
Born June 8, 1949, he was the son of Mary E. Laine and the late Richard Robinson. He was a former teacher in Woodford County and was most recently employed by the Lima Ohio Public School System, where he taught health, science and special education. He was a former assistant coach for the Lima senior varsity boys and most recently the varsity girls’ head basketball coach in Lima. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bracktown.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepfather, Jilson Laine; a sister, Jaynae Laine, Lexington; a stepbrother, Norman Laine, Cleveland, Ohio; a stepsister, Ellen Rose Baldwin, Cleveland, Ohio; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, April 26, at First Baptist Church, Bracktown. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. by the Rev. Dr. C. B. Akins Sr. The family can be reached at 859-233-3358. Burial will be Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m. at the Cove Haven Cemetery. Local arrangements are being handled by the Morgan Funeral Home of Versailles.

 

Tilghman

Margaret Tutt Tilghman, 77, of Versailles, wife of Emmit Tilghman, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at Bluegrass Community Hospital following a short illness.
The daughter of the late E. G. and Miriam Yates Tutt, she was a retired former legal secretary and member of Pisgah Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Melissa Bartlett Russell, Frankfort, and Lacy Green, Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Cornelia Ethington, Midway; a sister, Miriam Cox, Versailles; six grandchildren, Laura and Jack Green, Phoenix, Ariz., John and Lesley Russell, Frankfort, and Paige Ethington Foster and Jamie Ethington, Versailles; and a great grandson, Cole Ethington. A daughter, Ann Bartlett; a sister, Josephine Tutt Lyle; and a brother, Glenn Tutt, are deceased.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, April 26, at Pisgah Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Jon Martin. Interment will follow at Pisgah Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Randall Russell, John Russell, Dickie Ethington, Dan McHatton, Jimmy Cox, and Jamie Ethington. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.
Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.



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