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April 6, 2000 issue

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell, 37, of Midway, son of Bob and Carol Campbell, also of Midway, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at the University of Kentucky A. B. Chandler Medical Center, Lexington.

Mr. Campbell was a native of Woodford County and was a member of the Midway United Methodist Church.

Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Robin Edmondson, Lexington; his paternal grandfather, Guynn Campbell, Midway; three nephews, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Dr. Ben Hahn. A graveside service was conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Midway Cemetery.

 

Elmer Carter

Elmer Gareld Carter, 80, of Lawrenceburg, widower of Theresa Shifflett Carter, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at his residence.

Born in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Willis Herford Carter and Bessie Estelle Gibson Carter. He was a former farmer and carpenter, working with Bud Short and James Hammond. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Claylick United Methodist Church.

He is survived by a son, David Carter, Lawrenceburg; a daughter, Carol McCann, Versailles; four grandchildren, Kelly Carter and Wendy Carter, both of Lawrenceburg; Lucinda McCann, Indiana, and Jeremy McCann, Versailles; three sisters, Stella Burgin and Louise Short, both of Lawrenceburg, and Mrs. Sarah Cornish, Louisville, and a brother, Kenneth Carter, Lawrenceburg. A brother, James Carter, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 31, at the Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by Dr. Mike Hamrick and the Rev. Joseph S. Girdler. Burial with military honors was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jeremy McCann, Bill May, Danny Carter, Steve Burgin, Kevin Burgin, and Connie Shifflet. Honorary bearers were Don Peach, Bill Parent, Rodney Simpson, Irvin Shifflet Sr., and Irvin Shifflet Jr.

 

Charlotte M. Driskell

Charlotte Moore Driskell, 58, of Harrodsburg, wife of Gilbert "Sonny" Driskell, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born Dec. 12, 1941, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of J. C. and Doris Sims and Anne Whitenack Sims, all of Harrodsburg.

Mrs. Driskell was a retired teacher for the Mercer School System, with 29 years of service. She was a graduate of Mercer County High School, received her bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky, and was a member of New Comers Homemakers, the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, the Mercer County Home Extension Service, and the New Providence Presbyterian Church, where she served as elder and secretary.

She is also survived by a son, Brian Driskell, Nicholasville; a sister, Carolyn Ann Thornton, Mercer County; a granddaughter, Courtney Elizabeth Driskell, Nicholasville, and a number of relatives in Woodford County.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel, Harrodsburg, by Jon Jones and David Hartman. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Casket bearers were Delmar O'dell, Reid Hendren, Charles Anderson, Joe Gill, Marlin Followell, and Allen Pickett. Honorary bearers were the New Comers Homemakers and Pioneer Saddle Club members.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102, Harrodsburg 40330 or to the Providence Presbyterian Church.

 

Lester T. Etherington

Lester Thomas Etherington, 87, of Lexington, died Monday, April 3, 2000, of pneumonia and liver failure.

He was born Oct. 29, 1912, in Versailles, the son of the late Lester Thomas and Bessie Crutchfield Etherington.

Mr. Etherington helped his father run the Fayette County Chicken Hatchery and later owned Williams Ashland Station, both on Versailles Rd. in Lexington. He was fondly known as "Brother" and "Buck."

He is survived by a sister, Virginia Browning, Lexington. Two brothers, Lewis Dotson Etherington and Thomas Steadman Etherington, and two sisters, Lottie Smith and Sally Young, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Whitehall Funeral Chapel, Lexington. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington.

 

Beulah J. Lancaster

Beulah Johnson Lancaster, 88, of Margaret Hall Manor, Versailles, widow of Charlie Lancaster, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at Cambridge Square Nursing Home, Lexington.

Born in Pulaski County, she was a daughter of the late John and Minnie Alice Gibson Johnson. She was a member of the Midway Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by six stepchildren, Wilbur Lancaster and Donald Lancaster, both of Cynthiana; Colleen Caskey, Batavia, Ohio; Earl Lancaster, Klamath Falls, Ore.; Betty Ammerman, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Harold Lancaster, Lexington, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, April 3, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Ed Anderson. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles.

 

Willard H. Lindberg

Willard H. Lindberg, 83, of Asheville, N. C., died Monday, March 27, 2000, in Asheville. He was the widower of Una Mae Foley Lindberg, formerly of Versailles.

Mr. Lindberg was a native of Durer, Okla., the son of the late Harry and Virginia Mae Fennell Lindberg. He and his late wife were the owners of Wayside Nursery of Asheville, where he was a landscape architect. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II; a member of the First Christian Church of Asheville, where he served as a deacon and member of the board; was a graduate of Ohio State University; and was a member of the International Shade Tree Conference, American Society of Consulting Arborists, American Society of Landscape Architects, American Rhododendron Society, the Avery's Creek Sewer District, and Lexington (N.C.) Lodge No. 1, F&AM.

He is survived by three sons, William Roy Lindberg, Decatur, Ala.; Douglas Alan Lindberg, St. Louis, Mo., and Willard Keith Lindberg, Charlotte, N. C.; a sister, Virginia Lee Clifford, Bowling Green; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the First Christian Church of Asheville by the Rev. Dennis Lundbald. A graveside service was conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, in the Versailles Cemetery by the Rev. Don Vansant. The Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, Shelbyville, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church, 20 Oak Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801; the Christmount Christian Assembly, 222 Fern Way, Black Mountain, N. C. 28711; or the YWCA, 185 S. French Broad Ave., Asheville 28801.

 

Lorena B. Lowry

Lorena Belle Sargent Lowry, 81, of Danville, died Friday, March 31, 2000, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was the wife of Marvin Lowry.

Born in Boyle County on Aug. 19, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Erbin and Geneva Sargent. She was a member of Salt River Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Also surviving are five daughters, Ollie Mae Minor, Ohio; Sylvia Ann Norvell, Perryville; Dixie Lee Mullins, Versailles; Peggy Joyce Yankee, Gravel Switch, and Linda Faye Speaks, Paris; two sons, Marvin William "Billy" Lowry and Raymond Erbin Lowry, both of Perryville; four sisters, Judy Smith, Ohio; Lucille Preston, Danville; Evie Edwards, North Carolina, and Myrtle Fowler, Danville; two brothers, Frank Sargent, Danville, and Jim Sargent, Perryville; 25 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Salt River Baptist Church. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville.

 

Laura B. Magee

Laura Belle Beagle Magee, 94, of Falmouth, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Lakeside Place Nursing Home, Highland Heights.

A native of Harrison County, she was the daughter of the late Clay and Rosa Cloe Beagle. She was a member of the Colemansville Christian Church.

Ms. Magee raised her four children alone, providing for them by gardening, canning, and working as a caretaker of others, and always believing in hard, honest work and good management. Even after her ninetieth birthday, she would say, "I wish I had something to do to help out." She also enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

She is survived by two sons, Richard "Dicky" Magee Jr., Versailles, and Ronnie Gene Dickey, Garland, Texas; a daughter, Lillian Conrad, Alexandria; five grandchildren, Laura Shepherd, Harlan; Aprile Conrad Redden, Mt. Auburn; Amy Budke, Morning View; Gene Magee, Garland, and Ricky Magee, Versailles; a stepgrandson, and a great-grandson. A son, Robert Ray "Bobby" Magee, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today, April 6, in the Pythian Grove Cemetery, Berry. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Colemansville Christian Church, Rt. 2, Berry, Ky. 41003.

 

Katherine D. McClain

Katherine D. McClain, 78, of 809 Janet St., Versailles, widow of Neville McClain, died Saturday, April 1, 2000.

Mrs. McClain was a daughter of the late Oscar and Maggie Devers. She was a retired accountant for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and was a member of the Midway United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Ruby Way, Versailles; a son, Thomas Newell McClain, Ohio; a sister, Elizabeth Booth, Versailles; a brother, Theo Devers, Lexington; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A granddaughter, Andrea Way, and a brother, James Devers, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Julian Simpson. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County. Active casket bearers were Kenny Way, David and Wayne Courtney, David McClain, Charles Leigh, and Leo Ginter.

Contributions may be made to Midway United Methodist Church or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Nelson Morton

Nelson Leo Morton, 74, of Millville, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Mabel Morton. He was a retired barber and a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church, Millville.

Survivors include a son, Nelson Leo Cane; a granddaughter, Vanessa Faith Cane; three sisters, Ella "Belle" Samuels, Agnest Samuels, and Helen Carter; two brothers, Henry Morton and Lawrence Morton; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Macedonia Baptist Church by the Rev. H. E. Bolton and the Rev. James Raglin. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford County. The O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

James W. Nichols

James W. "Shorty" Nichols, 85, of 230 Boston Drive, Versailles, former head of maintenance for the Woodford County Board of Education and a retired school bus driver, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Mayfair Manor Nursing Center, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, he was a son of the late Sallie Redmon and Silas Clifton Nichols and was a member of the South Elkhom Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Nannie Ward Nichols, Versailles; a daughter, Jeanene Cocanougher, Maysville; two granddaughters, Lela Cocanougher, Maysville, and Sara McClain, Black Mountain, N.C.; a great-granddaughter, Julia McClain; four sisters, Ruby Bradley, Versailles; Lucille King, Lexington, and Edith Krape and Hazel Gallot, both of Florida, and a brother, Billy Nichols, Lexington.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. John Kruschwitz and the Rev. Phil Schultz. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Don Hampton, B. D. Sanderson, Dr. Joe D. Gormley, Danny Dawson, Don Closterman, and Jack Gravitt.

 

J. C. Roberts

J. C. Roberts, 84, of Lexington, husband of Margaret Roberts, died Saturday, April 1, 2000.

Born in Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Otis and Edith Carter Roberts. He was a retired supervisor of Fayette Services Trucking and a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He is also survived by a daughter, Judy Flora, Lexington; two grandchildren, Jacqualine Lundsford, Versailles, and Mike Roberts, Concord, N.C.; and three great-grandchildren, Ami and Ashley Lundsford and Austin Roberts.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Dave Parks. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery in Nicholasville.

 

Emma B. Ward

Emma B. Ward, 89, of Versailles, former sewing factory manager and an active church member, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at her home on Amsden Avenue. Mrs. Ward was the widow of Raymond Ward, who for many years operated a Gulf service station at the corner of Lexington and Locust streets in Versailles.

Mrs. Ward was born on Nov. 13, 1910, in Woodford County, the daughter of the late Charles and Frances Tolls Bartlett Sr. She was a clerk at the Versailles Post Office from 1942 to 1947; was the manager of the Barrett & Son Blouse Factory in Versailles for 23 years; and was the admissions clerk at Woodford Hospital for 13 years.

An active churchwoman, she was a member of the Versailles First Christian Church and choir for 50 years. She was also a charter member of the Versailles and Lexington chapters of the Sweet Adelines, and was the first president of the Versailles chapter. She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 426, was listed in "Who's Who of American Women in 1968," and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Mrs. Ward is survived by a son, Doyle Ward, Cedarburg, Wis.; four sisters, Louise Bartlett, Irene Bobbitt, Frances Dunn, and Valrie Eaves, all of Versailles; two brothers, Charles Bartlett, Versailles, and Collette Bartlett, New Jersey; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and four great- great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Don Vanzant and Dr. Robert Mallory. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lynn Baker, Billy Moore, Hubert Shipp, Larry Bartlett, Harold Stevens, and Woody Gaines.

 

Marie Woodley

Marie Woodley, 70, of Springview Apartments, Versailles, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at her home.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Eva T. Raglin Mulder and was the stepdaughter of Charles A. Mulder, Zion Hill.

Mrs. Woodley was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by four daughters, Mary Ann Richards, Midway; and Emma Lang, Jeanette Richards, and Anna Smith, all of Versailles; five sons, Joe Richards, Robert Richards, and Tony Richards, all of Versailles; Jeffery Richards, Elizabethtown, and Ben Richards, Lexington; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Anna Bell Bush, Juanita Mulder, Kay Frances Mulder, Meltina Mulder, and Teanna Carter; two brothers, Gene Allen Mulder and C. B. Mulder; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 31, at Simpson United Methodist Church, Versailles, by the Rev. Craig Barnes. Interment was in the Steele Cemetery, Versailles. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.