The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


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April 27, 2000 issue

Mary L. Anderson

Mary Lee Anderson, 75, Versailles, wife of Walter E. Anderson, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Lexington, she was a daughter of the late John Edward and Rose Lee Jordan Lancaster. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, a past president and Most Valuable Member of the Lexington Lioness Club, an officer of the PTA, and a Sunday school teacher at Trinity Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Brenda Priddy, Elizabethtown; Cathy Jackson, Frankfort, and Helen Smith, Versailles, and five grandchildren, David W. Otte, Keri P. Smith, Matthew C. Smith, Michael R. Priddy, and Shawne H. Priddy. A son, Walter E. Anderson Jr., and a grandson, Michael Evan Otte, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. John Brandon and Lewis Priddy. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were David W. Otte, Michael Priddy, Shawne Priddy, Merrell Dean, Michael K. Smith, and John P. Slope. Memorials are suggested to the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, 301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville 40202.


Salvador De La Fuente

Salvador De La Fuente, 41, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at his residence.

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, he was a son of the late Jose Guadalupe De La Fuente and Aurora Bautista. Mr. De La Fuente was a stock clerk at the Save-A-Lot Market in Lexington.

He is survived by a daughter, Michaela Brooke De La Fuente; a stepdaughter, Tara Lee Deering, and a son, Salvador Alexander De La Fuente, all of Lexington; three sisters, Linda Garcia, Zoila De La Fuente, and Irma De La Fuente, and two brothers, Antonio De La Fuente and Enrique De La Fuente. A brother, Sergio De La Fuente, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 22, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles. Entombment was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford County.


Carma Manley

Carma Manley, 80, Versailles, a former employee of Barrett's Sewing Factory and Taylor Manor Nursing Home, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at the Lexington Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born in Wolfe County, she was a daughter of the late William Taylor Brown and Lola Agee Brown Banks.

She is survived by two daughters, Geneva Southworth and Juanita Ritchey, both of Versailles; a son, Herman Spencer, Lexington; a brother, Clifford Brown, Middletown, Ohio; three sisters, Edna Miller, Florence; Ethel Tolson, Campton, and Golden Peters, Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren, Dawn Nations, Versailles, and Jerry Southworth Jr. and James Southworth, both of Georgetown; six great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. A brother, Butler Brown, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, in the Versailles Cemetery. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to one's favorite charity.


Marvin Oaks

Marvin Oaks, 67, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Woodford County, husband of Gerald Dean Smith Oaks, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at the Riverside Hospital, Columbus.

Born in Breathitt County, he was a son of the late James and Ada Hollands Oaks. Mr. Oaks was retired from Lennox Industries, Columbus, where he was a sheet metal worker. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Tina Marie Godfrey, Kingston, Ga.; Wanda Jean Oaks, Lindale, Ga., and Teresa Lynn Anderson, Columbus; two sons, James Marvin Oaks, Georgetown, and William Timothy Oaks, Lexington; two sisters, Venus Baldwin, Columbus, and Elsie Jean Delawder, Rome, Ga., and 15 grandchildren. Two sisters, Marie King and Pearlie Fletcher, and a brother, Robert Charles Oaks, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 21, in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Willie Oaks, Mike Anderson, Michael Godfrey, Darrell Smith, Tommy Smith, and Dale Smith. Honorary bearers were Dicky Smith, James Marvin Oaks, Ernie Smith, Shane Ben-Daniel Oaks Tucker, Andy Godfrey, Bobby Oaks, James Clifton Oaks, Dillon Oaks, Christopher Godfrey, Jessie Godfrey, Kevin Godfrey, Jarrett Oaks, and Dustin Oaks. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.


Wilds W. Olive

Wilds W. Olive, 79, husband of Ruth Olive, Midway, former branch chief for the Kentucky Division U.S. Geological Survey Society, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000.

Born in Apex, N.C., he was a son of the late Lindsay Shepherd and Sarah Williamson Olive. He received a bachelor of science degree from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. in geology from Louisiana State University. He was a World War II Navy lieutenant, serving in North American, Caribbean and Pacific theaters. Mr. Olive also worked on USGS projects in Montana, Peru, Argentina, and Indonesia.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Lindsay C. Olive and Jim Olive, both of Lexington; two grandchildren, James L. and Sarah Carolyn Olive, and a sister, Jean Plymale, Raleigh, N.C.

Graveside services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, in the Midway Cemetery by the Rev. Nancy Williams-Berry. The W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Bluegrass, the Markey Cancer Center, the International Book Project, or the Midway Presbyterian Church.


James L. Thomas

James Lonnie Thomas, 84, of Lexington, formerly of Woodford County, husband of Alice Wilhoyte Thomas, died Sunday, April 23, 2000.

He was a former sales representative of the Jewel Tea Coffee Co., a self-employed drywall contractor and owner of Bluegrass Lawn Care Company. Born in Millville, he was the son of the late Lonnie and Mollie Thomas. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Verna Josephine Elswick, Richmond, and Mary Lonelle Cottrell, Lexington; two sons, James Lester Thomas, Sunrise, Fla., and Brian Kent Thomas, Lexington; a sister, Marie Eaves, and a brother, Everett Lee Thomas, both of Lexington; nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. A son, Eric Lee Thomas; three brothers, Chester Lee, Lester C. and Ramon Thomas, and five sisters, Esther Nichols, Essie Moore, Verna Mae Shackleford, Catherine Simpson, and George Anne Thomas, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, April 27, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington, by the Rev. Dale White. Interment will be in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be David Burgher, Jack Willoughby, James Lonnie Thomas II, Tony Stone, Russell Little, and Robert Fetter. Honorary bearers will be Jeremy and Noah Burgher and Troy King. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington 40504.


Roger Williams

Roger Ray Williams, 48, of Lexington, husband of Marguerite Gamet Williams, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at his residence.

A native of Lexington, he was a son of Beulah McWhorter Fox, Lexington, and the late Ellis Williams. He was a member of the Northside Baptist Church and a painter for the James Williams Painting Company.

Besides his wife and mother, survivors include two sons, Jeff Williams, Irvine, and Johnny Williams, Colorado; two stepdaughters, Lisa Gibbs, Louisville, and Angie Gibbs, North Carolina; eight grandchildren; a brother, Roy Williams, Lexington; two sisters, Kathy Mason, Midway, and Judy Martin, Lexington; a cousin, Jimmy Williams, Lexington; and his stepfather, Buck Fox, Lexington.

Services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Robert H. Jones. Burial was in the Alton Cemetery in Lawrenceburg. Casket bearers were Estel Adams, Steven Adams, Joey Saylor, Jimmy Williams, David Martin, Pete Kyles, Beth Finley, and Becky Saylor. Honorary bearers were Paul Williams, Chris Williams, Danny Mason, Jeffrey Hall, and Kenny Burton.