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April 3, 2008

 

Adkins

Dicie Adkins, 86, of Frankfort, widow of William Adkins, died Monday March 31, 2008.

Born in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Bud and Eva Hill. She was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, James Adkins, Ohio; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Priscilla Orias, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, April 3, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Arnold

Lillian Margaret Bailey-Arnold, 74, of Hettick, Ill., wife of Chester "B" Arnold, died Monday, March 31, 2008, at her home.

Born March 30, 1934, in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Lucy Godwin Chappell Sr. She was a retired registered nurse, having worked for the State of Tennessee. She had been an organist of Charity Southern Baptist Church, where she was a member.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Sandra Lee Bailey Bass, Millington, Tenn., and Mary Margaret Bailey-Duncan, Millington, Tenn.; a son, James Randall Bailey, Brighton, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Lee and Jason Hughes, Jamie Oglesby, David Arnold, Sandra Maxwell, and Andy and Camille Bailey; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn Green, Versailles; and a brother, Larry Kenneth Chappell, Versailles. Her first husband, E. J. Bailey; a son, George Richard Bailey; a grandson, Jeremy Oglesby; two sisters, Geneva Whitlock and Norma Jean Chappell; a brother, Richard Hayes Chappell Jr.; and a great-grandchild, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, at the Charity Southern Baptist Church, Greenfield, Ill. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Medora Ill. Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. today, Thursday, April 3, at the church. Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Blessing Hospice Foundation.

 

Duncan

Stewart Duncan, 85, husband of Sarah Duncan, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Homestead Nursing Home in Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Lora Otis and Talitha Burgin Duncan. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and served a second enlistment in the U.S. Air Force following the war. He was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and was a retired consultant for Modern Maid Appliances.

In addition to his wife of 63 years, he is survived by a brother, Louis Sydney Duncan, Lexington; and a daughter-in-law, Susan Cline Duncan, Lexington. A son, Robert G. Duncan, a sister, Mary Armstrong, and four brothers, Madison Duncan, Russell Duncan, Jason Duncan, and Robert Duncan, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Lehman. Interment will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Friday until time of service.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 21903, Lexington, KY 40522.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Gilvin

Phillip Scott Gilvin, 30, of Georgetown, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

The son of the late Sheri Nell Gilvin, he was employed by Scott Gross Co. of Lexington.

Survivors include a daughter, Cassidy Lynn Gilvin; four brothers, Michael, Joshua, Jonathan, and Jacob Gilvin, all of Paris; his grandparents, Gene and Jean Gilvin, Georgetown; two aunts, Marchel (Gene) Kirk, Versailles, and Ronda (Phillip) McClain, Harrodsburg; and four cousins, Kristina and Tina Kirk and Stacy and Tracy McClain. An uncle, Douglas Gilvin, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 29, at Johnsonís Funeral Home by the Rev. Greg Gallaher and the Rev. Chester Palmer. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ryan Lykins, Lynn Young, Jay Wells, Steve Fossier, Chris Parish, and Brandon Henderson.

 

Hixson

Katherine Wash Hixson, 89, of Cynthiana, widow of Claude Lee Hixson, died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

Born May 4, 1918, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late James Clark and Mary Frances Reeves Wash. She was a retired school teacher and a member of Cynthiana Christian Church. she was preceded in death by her husband.

Survivors include a brother, James (June) Wash, Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, William Wash, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 2, at Ware Funeral Home by Dr. Larry Bishop. Burial was in the Battle Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cynthiana Christian Church Building Fund.

 

Linton

The Rev. Deron L. Linton Sr., 41, of Lexington, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008.

The son of Elizabeth "Peggy" Linton and George Linton Jr., he was a member and associate of the Pilgrim Baptist Church, Midway. He was employed by Nationwide Truck Brokers.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Deron Linton Jr.; two daughters, Lachelle White and Jameka Cavins; two sons, Daroneí Covington and Bryce Daniels; a granddaughter, LaíTavia Gillis; two sisters, Romona Linton and Sonya Linton; a brother, George Linton III; and numerous other relatives.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 29, at Pilgrim Baptist Church, Midway, by Elder William C. Wright. John T. Hawkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Lyvers

Bea Lyvers, 90, of Frankfort, widow of Omer Sorrell, died Friday, March 28, 2008, at her residence.

Born Dec. 23, 1917, in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Rosie Hockensmith.

Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Jo Quire, Frankfort; two sons, Mike and Jerry Sorrell, both of Frankfort; two sisters; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, April 3, at the Midway Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Mrs. Lyversís grandsons will serve as casket bearers.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

McCammish

Doug Willis McCammish, 88, of Winchester, husband of Betty Sue Bankhardt McCammish, died Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the Clark Regional Medical Center.

A native of Versailles, he was the son of the late Willis and Margueritte Young McCammish. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, served in World War II, and flew a B-24 plane while enlisted. Along with his father, he established McCammish Mfg. in 1948. He was a member and former deacon and elder of the First Christian Church, he attended Washington and Lee Universities, was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, a former member of the Lions Club, a board member of the Winchester Clark County Chamber of Commerce, and a participant in the International Executive Service Corp.

In addition to his wife of 65 years, he is survived by two sons, Douglas Willis (Marcy) McCammish Jr., Columbia, and Mark (Shirley) McCammish, Winchester; two daughters, Molly (Craig) McCammish Stotts, Winchester, and Mary McCammish Davis, Winchester.

Services were conducted Monday, March 31, at the First Christian Church, Winchester. Burial was in the Winchester Cemetery. Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 24 E. Hickman Street, Winchester,KY, or Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY.

 

Mulligan

Buford "Boots" Mulligan Sr, 60, died Monday, March 31, 2008, in Versailles.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Jewette Mulligan and the late Newton Mulligan. He was employed by Contract Machining & Manufacturing Company.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three children, Patricia Lancaster, Priscilla Bingham, and Kelly Mulligan; two stepchildren, Tina Benites and David Bingham; 11 grand children; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sue Arnett and Patsy Thompson; and five brothers, Roy (Debbie) Mulligan, Charles (Helen) Mulligan, Sammy Mulligan, Shirley Mulligan, and Buddy Jett.

Services will be conducted at 12 p.m. today, Thursday, April 3, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington. Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

 

Roach

Julie Annette Taylor Roach, 54, of Midway, formerly of Maysville, wife of Leonard A. Roach, died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Born March 24, 1954 in Carlisle, she was the daughter of the late Mildred Pelfrey and Hilary Terry Taylor. She was an LPN geriatric nurse with Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles and formerly worked for the V.A. Hospital, Leestown Road, in Lexington. She was a member of the St. Johnís Episcopal Church in Versailles and was a soloist at many funerals and weddings.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Aaron Ashcraft, Flemingsburg, Lee (Mindy) Ashcraft, Maysville, and Andrew (Angie) Ashcraft, of Manchester, Ohio; a grandson, Zachary Ashcraft, Maysville; a sister, Janet Watson, Lexington; and two brothers, Robert Taylor and Terry Taylor of South Carolina.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, April 3, at St. Johnís Episcopal Church, 210 N. Main Street, Versailles, by Fr. Alan Sutherland. No visitation will be held. Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Shearer

Charles "Donnie" Shearer, 68, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and formerly of Versailles, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at his residence.

Born Oct. 24, 1939, in Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Robert I. and Katherine Mack Shearer. He was a lifelong farmer and a former member of Cabin Brook Golf Course.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Ball, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Pam Shearer, Versailles; two sons, Robert Shearer, Carlisle, and Charlie Shearer, Richmond, Ind.; two brothers, Gary Shearer, Versailles, and Jackie Shearer, Lexington; his former wife and the mother of his children, Janet Shearer; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A brother, Bobby Shearer, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 31, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Robbie Shearer Sr., Charlie Shearer, Ronnie Ball Sr., Ronnie Ball Jr., Sherman Lowe Jr., Patrick Fryman, Logan Fryman, and Robbie Shearer Jr.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Smithers

Mildred Leona Smithers, 77, of Winchester, wife of James A. Smithers, died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at the Winchester Centre for Health and Rehabilitation after a long illness.

The daughter of the late Bradley and Bertha Robinson, she was a retired employee of Bundy Tubing Corp.

In addition to her husband of 46 years, she is survived by a son, Ronald Reid "J.B." Bush (Barbara), Lexington; three grandchildren, Justin Bush, Miami Beach, Fla., Evan Bush, Chicago, Ill., and Veronica Bush, Lexington; two brothers, Don Robinson, Versailles, and Gene Robinson, Lexington. A son, Robert Bradley Bush, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 2, at Scobee Funeral Home by Bro. Doyle Spry. Burial was in Clarmont Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Harold Edwards, Steve Eubank, Glenn Haggard, Dallas Law, David Sipple, and Joel Steenbergen.

 

Thomas

Gary Thomas, of Versailles, husband of Harriette Swart, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008.

He was retired as a social worker for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and had also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Kelly Thomas, San Francisco, Calif., Kevin Thomas, Lexington, and Mark Thomas, Washington, D.C.; and two brothers, Doug Huffman, Orlando, Fla., and Jim Noll, Lexington.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, March 29, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill.

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

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Wiard

Jamie Toles Wiard, 39, of Frankfort, wife of Tim Wiard, died Saturday, March 29, 2008, of cancer.

Born Sept. 24, 1968, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of Richard "Tubby" and Donna Farr Toles. She was a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church and had over 18 years of service at the Lexington Clinic.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Ryan Thomas and Austin Patrick Wiard; a sister Tina (Mike) Wingate, Frankfort; a niece, Megan Wingate; her uncles and aunts, Franklin (Donna) Farr Jr., Clifford (Dorothy) Toles, Donald Toles, Doug (Bonnie) Toles, Wilbur (Shelly) Toles, Lucy (Tom) Crittenden, and Brenda Toles; and several cousins. Her grandparents, Ray and Louise Toles and James and Elva Farr Sinkhorn, and an uncle, Walter Toles, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 2, at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church by the Rev. Todd Lester and Dr. Bill Wittman. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jon, Jeff, Phil, and Chad Wiard, Mark Wash, and Mike Wingate.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Wilhoite

Roger L. "Buck" Wilhoite, 78, of Frankfort, husband of Shirley Payne Wilhoite, died Thursday, March 27, 2008.

The son of the late Clyde and Syble Burford Wilhoite, he was a 30 year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. He served two years in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was president of the Georgetown Optimist Club, and a member of the Northside Christian Church, where he served as deacon and elder. He was the first president of the Blue Grass Christian Menís Association. After retiring, he was the greens keeper at Juniper Hills Country Club, Lake Barkley State Park, and the Wekiva Golf Club in Longwood, Fla. For the last several years, he had been a part-time employee of the parks and recreation department in Frankfort. He played basketball at Georgetown College, played fast pitch softball on five state championship teams, was Blue Grass state singles champion in the grass nine wicket croquet tournament and with a friend won the doubles championship.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jerry N. and Steven L.; a grandson, Brent; a stepdaughter, Melinda Wood; a step-grandson, Chase Wood; a brother, Joe N., and a sister, Wanda Wilhoite Johnson. Two brothers, John C. and William O.; and a sister, Esther Green, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 31, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort.

Contributions may be made to Trooper Island c/o KSP Community Relations, 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

 


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