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  Richard H. Bellinger, 60, of Versailles, husband of Barbara Mudd Bellinger, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at his residence on Heritage Drive.  

He was the former owner and pharmacist at Wilson Drug Store and most recently was employed by Rite Aid Drug Stores in Lexington.

Raised in Danville, he was the son of the late Henry Carpenter and Mary Marguerite Stuart Bellinger. He was s graduate of the University of Kentucky and the U. K. College of Pharmacy, and was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Melissa Pohlman, Versailles, Kevin Bellinger, Charlotte, N.C., and Nathan Bellinger, Covington, Ga.; a sister, Joy B. Dietrich, Maryville, Mo.; a brother, Dennis Bellinger, Lexington; and five grandchildren, Kirsten Pohlman, Zachary Pohlman, Grace Bellinger, Kincaid Bellinger, and Jack Bellinger.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, April 28, at the Versailles United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rebecca Peterson, Dr. Raymond Gibson, and Fr. Dan Noll. Interment will follow at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Robert McClellan, Jon Beard, Jeremy Clapp, Stephen Clapp, Troy Dietrich, and Tyler Mudd. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Versailles United Methodist Church or St. Leo Catholic Church.



  Howard Bostic, 77, of Lawrenceburg, widower of Magdalene Kincaid Bostic, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at the U. K. Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on April 19 in Woodford County.

Born in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late Harvey and Mamie Prather Bostic. He retired after 35 years of service from National Distillers, was the owner of Bostic’s Tree Service, was a bulldozer and bobcat operator, and a farmer. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, was a member of VFW Post 9235 in Frankfort, and was a member of the Tyrone Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Bostic Goodlett, Lawrenceburg; four sons, Mike Bostic, Ernie Bostic, Wayne Bostic, all of Lawrenceburg, and Jackie Bostic, Mercer County; two sisters, Marie Young and Lucy Magan, both of Louisville; grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Three grandchildren, Dwayne Stumph, Joshua Bostic, Kayla Bostic; a sister, Emma Dixon; and two brothers, Roy Bostic, and Harvey Bostic Jr., are deceased

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home in Versailles by the Rev. Mark Webb. Interment will be in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Robert Cummins, Terry Kincaid, Ottis Hood, Larry Coke, Gene Goodlett, and Reggie Robinson. Honorary bearers will be Phillip Kincaid, Ronnie Cheatham, Raymond Adams, Joe Foley, and Brent McMurray. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the funeral home.



  Boyd Gray Brewer, 61, of Richmond, husband of Kathy Brewer, died Saturday, April 23, 2005.

He was retired from the Fayette County Board of Education with 27 years of service and worked for the Austin City Saloon since 1985.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his father, Albert Brewer, Richmond; three sons, Marcus Gray Brewer, Nicholasville, Darin Ray Brewer, Versailles, and Albert Alan Brewer, Union; two stepchildren, Robert Glenn Jordan, Lexington, and Christa Michelle Aubrey, Richmond; a brother, Bobby Brewer, Paris; four sisters, Shirley Grant, Richmond, Betty Morris, Paris, Lorraine Cameron, Richmond, and Kaye Ramsey, Georgetown; 14 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. His mother and a sister are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 26, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by Bro. Phillip Payne and Bro. Virgil Grant. Entombment was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Marcus G. Brewer, Darin R. Brewer, Marcus G. Brewer II, Brian A. Aubrey, Albert A. Brewer, and Robert G. Jordan. His granddaughters were honorary bearers.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403, or the Shriners Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502.

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  Ernest Conyers, 89, of Auburn, Ga., husband of Melrose Conyers, died Thursday, March 24, 2005.

Born Nov. 15, 1915, in Midway, he was the son of Edward Conyers and Sarah Johnson Conyers. He was a veteran of World War II, having received a Purple Heart, and was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Donald E. Conyers, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Alvin B. Conyers, Flowery Branch, Ga.; and three grandchildren, Sara Conyers, Kyle Conyers and Seth Conyers.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 29, at A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Walston. Interment was at Melwood Cemetery, Stone Mountain, Ga.



  Kendall G. Hardy Sr., 52, of Versailles, formerly of Estill County, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born July 15, 1952, in Irvine, he was the son of Ora Lee Durbin Hardy of Lexington and the late Earl J. Hardy. He was self-employed in the construction industry, had attended River Drive Christian Church in Irvine, and was a member of American Legion Post #79 in Irvine. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served with the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam era.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by four sons, Jason Hardy, Versailles, Jeremy Ross Walton, Georgetown, Timothy Hardy, Clay City, and Kendall Hardy Jr., St. Augustine, Fla.; two sisters, Marilyn Shirtzinger, Canal Winchester, Ohio, and Lydia Adams, Lancaster; three brothers, Wendell R. Hardy, Ravenna, David Hardy, Lancaster, and Donald Hardy, Tampa, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, April 25, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County. Pruitt Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

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



  Lee Ann Garrett Kincaid, 78, a longtime downtown Versailles business owner, widow of Walter C. Kincaid, died Friday, April 22, 2005, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

Mrs. Kincaid was the owner of The Flower Basket florist at 131 North Main Street. Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Lena Brown Garrett.

She began her career doing embroidery and appliquÈs on exclusive cashmere sweaters in a cottage industry owned by the late Helen Bond Carruthers. As her artistic talents progressed, she began working in floral shops, including the former Schoberth-McDannold Florist, followed by a long term of employment for the late Pat Schoo at BelAir Florist. On Mrs. Schoo’s retirement, Mrs. Kincaid briefly worked for others until opening her own business in 1979. She employed many people in Versailles who learned from her extensive knowledge of and appreciation for flowers.

She was a member and former Sunday school teacher at the Versailles Baptist Church.

“This is a big loss to the community as far as I am concerned,” said Steve Ward of Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. “She did a lot for people that the rest of the community didn’t know about. She was a really giving person”

Survivors include a son, David Kincaid; a niece, Connie Thompson; and a great-nephew, Michael Thompson; all of Versailles. A sister, Susan Manley, died March 1.

Services were conducted Monday, April 25, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bimbo Horn, Carl Thompson Jr., Michael Thompson, Ernie Bowman, Steve Ward, and Danny Owens. Honorary bearers were Mark Gormley, Charlie Reed, Ikey Blackburn, John Markel, Jim Minton, Helen Short, and the present and former employees of The Flower Basket.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or to the Woodford Humane Society, P.O. Box 44, Versailles, KY 40383.



  William "Billy" Reed, 74, of Versailles, husband of Doris Reed, died Sunday, April 24, 2005.

Private services will be held at a later date. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort is in charge of arrangements.



  Thomas Sears Jr., 73 of Georgetown, husband of Freda Alexander Sears, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Lexington.

Born June 2, 1931, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Thomas Sears Sr. and Mary Emma Jackson Sears. He was a retired chef, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member and current chairman of the board at Chambers Avenue Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Michael Wayne Sears and Eugene Milton Sears, both of Versailles, and Kenneth Wayne Goins, Butler; a daughter, Teresa Ann Sears, Versailles; four grandchildren, Thomas Chenault Sears, Regina Sears, Telisia Sears, and Joshua Martin; and two sisters, Mary Helen Campbell, Louisville, and Beatrice Hocker, Lexington. Two sons, George Thomas Sears and Mark Glenn Sears, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Chambers Avenue Christian Church, Georgetown, by Pastor Reginald L. Smith Sr. and Pastor Jerry Jones. Committal services will be 11 a.m. Monday May 2, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Casket bearers will be Everett Varney, Tim Jenkins, Jerry Jenkins, Don Dixon, Jeramiah Wilson, Tony, Todd and Gene Barber. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Johnson’s Funeral Home, Georgetown, is in charge of arrangements.

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