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Versailles, Ky.


 

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April 27, 2006

  

  

   Blevins

   Tim Edward Blevins, 33, of 120 Virginia Avenue, husband of Teresa Bumgardner Blevins, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Carlos and May Belle Martin Blevins. He was a certified paintless dent technician and had extensive knowledge of auto repair.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three children, Rani Nicole, Zachary Carlos, and Andrew Lee Blevins, all of Versailles; a sister, Carla Lou Shuck, Lexington; a stepdaughter, Heather Ann Jackson, Versailles; his grandmother, Ruby Lou Hall, Versailles; and a niece and nephew, Jessica Mae and Thomas Edward Shuck, both of Lexington.   

Services were conducted Monday, April 24, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Interment was at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Thomas Shuck, Larry Wilson, Ray Martin Jr., Michael Martin, Kenny Vanover Jr., and Bobby Evans. Honorary bearers were Bobby Aubrey and Cheda Evans.

Memorials are suggested to the Faith Baptist Church, 3692 Huntertown Road, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

  

Byington

   Ernest B. Byington, 85, of Versailles, widower of Iris C. Byington, died Thursday, April 20, 2006, surrounded by his family.

Born in Ashland, he was the son of the late Millard F. and Lula Barrett Byington. He was a member of the South Elkhorn Christian Church. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he served in Burma in the CBI Theatre. He was retired and the former owner of Kentucky Business Machines Sales & Service in Lexington. He was an avid golfer and made a hole-in-one at the age of 80, of which he was particularly proud.

Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Noyes, Versailles; two sisters, Freda Finkbone, Evansville, Ind., and Anita Sweet, Louisville, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.   

Services were conducted Monday, April 24, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Lexington, by Fr. James Campbell. Entombment was in the Lexington Cemetery Mausoleum. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 533 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508, or to Hospice Care Center, Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

  

Clark

   Frances Bullard Clark, 82, of Shelbyville, widow of Ralph Bullard and James G. Clark, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville.

Born in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Walter Thomas Russell and Ila Williams Wash. She had working in state government as an administrative assistant to Frances Jones Mills in the offices of the secretary of state and treasury. She was also a former employee of the Kentucky Department of Education and the Department of Parks, and taught fifth grade in Simpsonville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Shelbyville, where she was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union and a former Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include a son, Richard W. “Dick” Bullard, San Diego, Calif.; a grandson, Richard Aaron Bullard, San Diego, Calif.; two nephews, Jimmy Welsh, White Fish, Mont., and Tommy Welsh, Madison, Ind.; and two nieces, Alice Davis, Madison, Ind., and Sherra Rogers, Russell Springs.

Services were conducted Friday, April 21, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, Shelbyville, by Dr. Fred Moffatt and Dr. Edward Erwin.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Baptist Church, Shelbyville.

  

Curry

   Lillian Mae Curry, 83, of Versailles, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 16, 1922, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Maggie Curry. She was a retired 43-year Kentucky State Finance Department employee and was a member of the Versailles Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Laura Duncan, Frankfort, and Mary Louise Sturgeon, Texas; two brothers, Robert Lee Curry and Isaac Curry, both of Versailles; four nieces, Sandy Sturgeon, Karen Watts, Carol Bowen, and Darlene Curry; two nephews, Keith and David Curry; five great-nieces, Amy, Megan, Sara, Michelle, and Tammy; and a great-nephew, Jeff. A sister, Aileen Curry, and a brother, James Robert Curry, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 22, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Charles Christensen. Burial was at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Keith Curry, David Lee Curry, Raymond Perry Raisor, Mike Hardin, Darlene Curry, and Karen Watts.

Memorials are suggested to the Versailles Presbyterian Church.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapel.com.

  

Davis

   Gene A. Davis, 70, of Versailles, widower of Betty Jean Davis, died Friday, April 21, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Russell Davis and Myrtle and Pearl Arnold. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier, had served in the Air Force. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Versailles.

Survivors include a daughter, Micki Davis, Versailles; a son, Marty Davis, Versailles; a special significant other, Annis Campbell; two aunts, Blanche Starks and Annabell Washington; and three grandchildren, Martinez Davis, Jamicka Reed, and O'Bond Brown.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 26, at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Interment was in the Steele Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the Church Building Fund, 233 S. Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

  

Fulton

   Frances Lillian Ford Fulton, 78, of Versailles, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Hamburg Health Care in Lexington.

Born May 3, 1928, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Minnie Carroll Ford. She had been a nurse’s aide at many area nursing homes, including Homestead Nursing Home.

Survivors include a daughter, Frances Renne Lowry, Lexington; two sons, Raymond Fulton, Lexington, and William Fulton, Versailles; and two grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 26, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Dr. Jay D. Robison. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Charles Tucker, Wesley Tucker, Tommy Lowry, Larry Walker, Donald Walker, and Steven Crowe.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

  

Newton

   Carl Ray Newton, 79, of Lexington, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.

Born in Blue Diamond, he was the son of the late Robert and Mary Lynch Newton. He was a retired U. S. Army veteran. During his tours of duty in Germany, France, Japan, Alaska, Korea, and Vietnam, he was awarded the National Service Medal w/OLC, seven Good Conduct Medals, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, the Meritorious Unit Citation Medal, and he was a member of The Order of the Cootie, Pup Tent # 4, a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post # 680, and a member of the American Legion Post # 341. He was a member of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include five brothers, Charles Newton, Lexington, Fred Newton, Versailles, Harold Newton, Lexington, Bobby Newton, Lancaster, and Leon Newton, Round Rock, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Provie Newton, and a brother, John W. Newton, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 22, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by Chaplain Tony Stinnett. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County.

  

Whiteman

   Dotty Babb Perkins Whiteman, 77, of Silver Maple Court, widow of Eugene Marion Perkins, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at her residence.

Born at Marion, in Crittenden County, she was the daughter of the late Alonzo and Willie Myrtle Yandall Babb. She retired to Versailles in 1999 to be near her daughters, but had lived in Frankfort and Pennsylvania. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Frankfort.   

Survivors include two daughters, Trish Wiglesworth and Mary Babb Kay, both of Versailles; four grandchildren, Colleen Kay, Courtney Kay Gilkison, Jamey Wiglesworth, all of Versailles, and Josh Wiglesworth, Louisville; and two sisters, Patty Travis, Paducah, and Betty Taylor, Detroit, Mich.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 26, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jay Wiglesworth, Josh Wiglesworth, Jamey Wiglesworth, Larry Perkins, Tom Gilkison, and Leslie Adams.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Humane Society, P. O. Box 44, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

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