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April 7, 2005

 

 

  Bogie

  Edith Curd Bogie, 87, of Lexington, widow of Orville B. Bogie, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Tanbark Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Cora Derringer and Jesse M. Curd and the stepdaughter of the late Virgie Norton Curd. She was a retired school teacher for Fayette County, working at the Blue Grass School and also as a substitute teacher. She graduated from Troy High School in Woodford County and earned a degree from Cumberland College. She went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky with a master's degree in education.

Survivors include a daughter, Dana Bogie Strain, Lexington; a granddaughter, Ashley Kay Strain, Lexington; a step-granddaughter, Carrie Strain Taylor, f Lexington; a brother, William R. Curd; two sisters, Mary Corman Prather and Jeanette Montgomery; six nieces, Mitzie Reed Duncan, Marcia Crutcher, Lee Talley, Karen ToFoya, Toy Lancaster, and Doris Britton; five nephews, Bobby Curd, Ronnie Curd, Dale Curd, Ermal Curd, and John Mark Curd; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. A daughter, Glenna Kay Rogers; a grandson, Robert Scott Rogers; four brothers, Roland Curd, Turley Curd, Robert Curd, and Edward Curd; and two nephews, Sammie Curd and Roland Thomas Reed, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 4, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Harrodsburg Road by the Rev. Dick Wilkins and the Rev. Robbie Stollger. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Ermal Curd, Gary Lane Curd, John Mark Curd, Ronnie Curd, Frazer Duncan, and Scott Talley.

Memorials may be made to East Hickman Baptist Church, 6418 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 836 Euclid Avenue, Ste. 322, Lexington, KY 40502.

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Bromagen

  Howard Wilson Bromagen, 78, of Mt. Sterling, husband of Patty Bromagen, died Monday, April 4, 2005.

The son of the late Anna Stone and Allen Bromagen, Sharpsburg, he was a veteran of the Merchant Marine in World War II, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a retired foreman from N.H. Stone Inc. after 29 years, and a member of the Spring Street Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Rick Goodpaster, Brandon, Fla., and Jeff Goodpaster, Mt. Sterling; a grandson, Josh Goodpaster, Mt. Sterling; a granddaughter, Lisa Goodpaster, Brandon, Fla.; a great-granddaughter, Kiah Faith Goodpaster, Mt. Sterling; a sister, Jeannie Campbell, Mt. Sterling; and two brothers, Glenn Bromagen, Versailles, and Bill Bromagen, Lexington. A sister, Ann Bromagen, and two brothers, Marion and Henry Bromagen, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, April 7, at Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals by the Rev. John Runyon. Burial will be in Machpelah Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Montgomery County Humane Society and St. Claire Hospice.

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Carr

  Ellwood J. "Bud" Carr, 95, widower of Ruth L. Carr, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, in Brodhead.

Born Nov. 11, 1909, in Allegheny County, Pa., he was the son of the late David C. and Susie Laux Carr. He was a retired naturalist with the Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary. He came to Kentucky from California in 1954, and through the years was associated with Henderson Settlement Mission, Carr's Store and Pine Mountain State Park, Bell County; the Living Arts and Science Center, Lexington; the National Audubon Society; the Kentucky Society of Natural History; and was Kentucky's Naturalist of the Year 1976. During the 1970s he wrote a weekly article, "Strolling Through the Woods," for the Lexington Herald-Leader. His life long collection of medicinal and edible plant material is housed at the Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain. He was a member of Southern Hills United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Carr, Phoenix, Ariz., and Kenneth Carr, Lexington; a daughter, Dianne Peterson, Marion, Ohio; five grand children, Douglas Carr and David Carr, Lexington, Pamela Stephenson, Hodgenville, Kathryn McFearin, Plano, Texas, and David Peterson, Cincinnati, Ohio; and eight great-grandchildren. A son, Donald E. Carr, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 4, in the Lexington Cemetery. The Milward Mortuary-Southland was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Hills United Methodist Church, Lexington, or a favorite charity.

 

Congleton

  Robert B. Congleton, 80, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, husband of Marian Harris Congleton, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, of heart failure.

Born Dec. 21, 1924, in Versailles, he was the son of the late William Emory and Dorothy Hinton Congleton. He was a graduate of the Darlington School, Rome, Ga. He enrolled at the University of Kentucky for two quarters before transferring to Princeton. He was drafted into the U.S. Navy and assigned to the Amphibious Corps, where he served as an electronic technician’s mate on the group staff of an LSM landing craft in the Pacific Theater. In 1945, he re-entered Princeton University and graduated in 1948 with a degree in economics. He returned to Lexington and entered the family retail lumber business, Congleton Lumber Company, where he spent the next 12 years. Mr. Congleton is a co-founder of Congleton-Hacker Company, a general contracting firm, where he served as chairman of the board. He served as chairman of the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce, treasurer of the Lexington Center Corporation, president of the Kentucky Retail Lumber Dealers Association, president of Equestrian Events, Inc., a member of the board of directors of Congleton Lumber Company, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, Lexington Rotary Club, Lexington Philharmonic Society, The Lexington School, Fasig-Tipton Company, United Way of the Bluegrass, a lifetime trustee of Darlington School, and Fellow of the University of Kentucky, an elder of Central Christian Church. He recently attended Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church, and was a member of the Lexington Club, Idle Hour Country Club, the Keeneland Club, and the Thoroughbred Club of America. In 2004 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Association of General Contractors of Kentucky for his contributions to the construction industry. He was an avid tennis player, thoroughbred breeder, and pianist. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Barbara Congleton Thornbury; a son, John Congleton; and four grandchildren, Emory and Hughes Congleton and Bennett and Chris Thornbury. A brother, William H. Congleton, and a son, Robert Harris "Bobby" Congleton, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 2, at the Central Christian Church by Dr. Michael Mooty and the Rev. Dr. Michael Ward. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kevin Doyle, Larry Cowgill, Doug Hacker, Jim Hacker, Anthony Wickline, and Robert Courtney, Jr. Honorary bearers were Robert E. Courtney, MacKenzie T. Miller, Reuben Naylor, Karl Lange, John Irvin, Robert Clinkinbeard, Garey White, Jim Abbott, J. Larry Hacker, and Jere Noe. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements. Contributions are suggested to Central Christian Church, 205 E. Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507, or Walnut Hill Church, 575 Walnut Hill Road, Lexington, KY 40515.

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Crittenden

  Marie Crittenden, 86, of Frankfort, widow of Emitt L. Crittenden, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Bradford Square Nursing Home after an illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late W.L. and Jeanette Long. She was a retired employee of the Kentucky state government. She was a member of the Thornhill Baptist Church and the Ruth Sunday school class.

Survivors include a son, Roger Crittenden, Frankfort; two sisters, Mrs. Franklin Hockensmith, Frankfort, and Mrs. Floyd Mitchell, Midway; and two grandchildren. A daughter, Mary Jeanette Crittenden; three brothers; and six sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 6, at the Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. William Hartung. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Scott Tippett, Douglas Bishop, David Morris, Robert Wilson, Steven Dearborn, Frankie Hockensmith, and Austin Blackburn. Honorary bearers were John Estill Jr., Kenny Dearborn, Ben Crittenden, Amy Crittenden, and Laura Crittenden.

Contributions may be made to Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children, 10200 Linn Station Road, Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40223.

 

 Elsey

  Carolyn Stevens Elsey, widow of Walter Rowland Elsey, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Sayre Christian Village on after a long illness.

Born in Estill County, she was the daughter of the late Hallye and Franklin Stevens. She was a member of the Irvine Christian Church.

Survivors include a sister, Ann Hardy, Irvine; two nieces, Mary Beth Clarke, Lexington, and Catherine Stevens, New York, N.Y.; three nephews, William Stevens, Louisville, Steven Clay Hardy, Cummings, Ga., and William Park Hardy, Irvine; and several cousins. A brother, William Stevens, is deceased.

Graveside services for her and her late husband, who died March 17, 2005, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, April 7, at the Versailles Cemetery by Dr. David Blondell. Pruitt Funeral Home, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Ethington

  Martha Waits Ethington, 84, widow of J. T. Ethington Jr., died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Bluegrass Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 1, 1921, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Barnett and Ethel Waits. She was a member of the first graduating class of Lafayette High School. She was a longtime member of Clear Creek Baptist Church and a retired employee of Rand McNally Inc.

Survivors include a daughter, Alice E. Bassett, Henderson; a son, John T. Ethington III, Versailles; two sisters, Mabel Waits Carter, Versailles, and Jane Waits, Lexington; a brother, Russell Waits, Versailles; four grandchildren, Beth DeVore, John T. Ethington IV, both of Versailles, and Adam Farley and J. T. Farley, both of Henderson; two great-grandchildren, Hannah Michelle Farley and Madeline Raye Ethington. Three sisters, Lucille Jacobs, Marjorie Waits, and Peggy Flora; and a brother, Tommy Waits, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 4, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jason DeVore, John Ethington IV, Adam Farley, J. T. Farley, Kevin Waits, and Billy McIntyre.

Memorials are suggested to Clear Creek Baptist Church.

 

Hobbs

  Carolyne Rae Cravens Hobbs, 58, of Lexington, widow of James Everett Hobbs, died Sunday April 3, 2005, at her residence.

Born Aug. 22, 1946, in Bourbon County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Ray and Frances Omeca May Cravens.

Survivors include three daughters, Angela Kay Agee, Winchester, Carrie Denise Johnson, Lexington, and Pamela Michelle Meza, Nicholasville; three sons, Everett Dwayne Hobbs, Michigan, and Kevin Ray Hobbs and James Wesley Hobbs, both of Lexington; two sisters, Phyllis and Pamela Hartley, both of Versailles; a brother, Kenneth Robert “Butch” Cravens, Lancaster; and 15 grandchildren. Three sisters, Martha Elizabeth Brown, Doris Jean Cravens, and Dorothy Dean Cravens; two brothers, Luther Wesley Cravens and Edgar Carl Cravens, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday April 7, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Huey Davis. Burial will follow at the Clintonville Cemetery in Bourbon County. Casket bearers will be Tommy Hartley, Lewis Hartley, Johnny Johnson, Scotty Hullette, Tracy McCarty and Johnny Himes.

 

Jenkins

  Betty Jo Henderson Jenkins, 69, wife of Silas Jenkins, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles.

Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Myrtle Lunsford Henderson. She was a homemaker and a member of South Elkhorn Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Susan Jones, Versailles, Mark Jenkins, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Jeanette Gongora, Versailles; three grandchildren, Chad Ballinger, Fort Campbell, Rebecca Long and Cody Gongora, both of Versailles; three sisters; and a brother.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, April 7, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Phil M. Schultz. Burial will follow in Crestlawn Cemetery.

 

Joseph

  Leslie Eugene Joseph, 72, of Paducah, widower of Mary Louise Emge Joseph, died at Monday, March 28, 2005 at his home.

A native of Stanton, he was the son of Elihue and Oma Combs Joseph. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He was a self-employed certified public accountant and had resided in Paducah for most of his life.

Survivors include three daughters, Jeanne Nash and Jennifer Gillituk, both of Paducah, and Jillienne Thompson, Hickory; four sons, Sidney Joseph, George Joseph, and Christopher Joseph, all of Paducah, and Raymond Joseph, West Paducah; two sisters, Florence Neal and June Willoughby, both of Versailles; a brother, Robert Joseph, Versailles; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and a sister are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, March 31, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church by the Rev. Larry McBride. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Roth Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church Capital Building Fund, 116 S. 6th St., Paducah, KY 42003; or Lourdes Hospice, 2855 Jackson St., Paducah, KY 42003.

 

Miller

  Stephen “Dutch” Miller, 49, of Woodford County, died Monday, March 28, 2005, after a 19 year battle with a disability received while serving in the U. S. Army.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Don and Gail Miller, Lexington; his mother, Barbara Rowles, Hanover, Pa.; a brother, Jeff Miller, Versailles; a nephew, Adam Miller; and his paternal grandfather, Owen Miller, Nicholasville.

A memorial service will be conducted a 11 a.m., Thursday, April 14, at St. Raphael's Episcopal Church, 1891 Parkers Mill Road, Lexington. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 545 South 3rd Street, Room 127, Louisville, KY 40202.

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Redding

  Mildred “Speedy” Dunn Redding, 78, of Lexington, widow of Hart Redding, died Thursday March 31, 2005, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born April 29, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Sid and Mary Jane Callahan Dunn. She was a 1944 graduate of Elkhorn High School, Frankfort; a retired Kentucky Department of Transportation employee with 34 years of service; a Kentucky Colonel; a member of the Trinity Baptist Church; and served as secretary/treasurer of Redding Properties, Inc.

She is survived by her children, Johnny Lynn Redding, Lexington, and Kathy Redding Branham, Lexington, formerly of Versailles; and four grandchildren, Jared Redding, Janna Redding, Kris Branham and Brittany Branham. Twelve brothers and sisters, Chester Dunn, Virgil Dunn, Harry Dunn, Minnie Dunn Steele, Leo Dunn, Grace Dunn Hockensmith, Cecil Dunn Penn, Macey Dunn Armstrong, Wallace Dunn, Elmer Dunn, James Dunn, and Lyman Dunn, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 4, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Randy Nation and Tommy Hockensmith. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jared Redding, Kris Branham, Jim Branham, David Penn, Bobby Scruggs, Doug Dunn, Janna Redding, and Brittany Branham.

Donations suggested to the Sayre Christian Village Nursing Home.

 

Reed

  Lewis Reed, 75, of Paddock Drive, widow of Esther Wadkins Reed, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at his residence.

Born in Bath County, he was the son of the late John “Doc” and Barbara Watkins Reed. He was a farmer, and worked for the City of Versailles.

Survivors include six daughters, Tilda James, Fern Williams, Denise Garcia, and Malena Jones all of Versailles, Deborah Murphy, Owensboro, and Barbara Sparks of Stamping Ground; four sons, Raymond Reed, John Reed, Lewis Reed, and Jesse Reed all of Versailles; 23 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Meadlue Abner, Winchester, a half-sister, Claudia Hilton, Florida; and a half-brother, Junior Caudill, Stanton. Two brothers, J.B. Reed and Cecil Reed; and a grandson, Ryan Reed, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 5, at the Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Studler. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lewis W. Reed, Raymond Reed, Jesse Reed, Michael James, Jeffrey Yeager, and Joshua Beasley. Honorary bearers were the rest of the grandsons.

 

Smith

  Chester Rodford Smith, 76, of Midway, died Tuesday. March 29, 2005, at the Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles.

Born July 5, 1928, in Harlan County, he was the son of the late Chester Clark and Barbara Koch Smith. He was a retired Kentucky state employee, having served as the assistant director of the Department of Toll Facilities. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, having served in the 101st Airborne Division.

Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly S. Herbert, Woodford County; a son, Rodford E. Smith, Frankfort; a sister, Alice Asher, Olive Hill; a brother, George Smith, Lexington; and two granddaughters, Barbara and Beth Herbert.

Graveside funeral services were conducted Friday, April 1, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

 

Smith

  Edna Ruth Baker Smith, 72, of Lawrenceburg, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, in Florida after a sudden illness.

A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late James Allen and Kathern Elizabeth Jennings Baker. She was retired after 30 years as a cosmetologist.

Survivors include three daughters, Jackie Green, Frankfort, Teresa Smith and Judy Kettner, both of Federal Way, Va.; a brother, Joseph “Billy” Baker, Frankfort; a sister, Gladys Goins, Frankfort; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A son, Scott D. Smith; and two brothers, Murray Baker and Duard Baker, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 4, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Betty Ann Lampkin and Rick Shamas.

 

Turner

  Earl Thomas Turner, 76, of Janet Street, husband of Barbara Lathrop Turner, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at Northpoint Nursing Home.

Born in Bourbon County, he was the son of the late William and Blanche Perkins Turner. He was an employee of Kentucky Utilities for years, and was a member of the Oleika Shrine Temple.

Survivors include four sons, Thomas O. Turner, Texas, William Cletas Turner and David Earl Turner, both of Versailles, and Mark Lathrop Turner, Lexington; and three grandchildren, Michael, Nathan, and Sara Turner. A son, Michael Stafford Turner, is deceased.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, April 7, at St. John’s Episcopal Church by Fr. Alan Sutherland. Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Williams

  Clarence Adolph Williams Sr., 77, of Frankfort, husband of Evelyn Joyce Williams Williams, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

A native of Franklin County, he was the son of the late Frank Williams and Alice Jones King. He was a retired multi-lift printer for the state Supreme Court. He was a Mason, and a member of the Grad Club Inc., the NAACP, and the First Corinthian Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Clarence Adolph Williams Jr., Louisville; three daughters, Madge Johnson, Maryland, Annette Minor, Minnesota, and Arlandra McClure, Texas; a brother, Richard L. Williams, Hopkinsville; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A brother, Al F. Williams, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 5, at the First Corinthian Baptist Church by the Rev. L.A. Newby. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were the deacons of the First Corinthian Baptist Church and members of the Grad Club Inc. Honorary bearers were members of the Meridian Sun Lodge #26. Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

 

Wolfram

  Wilbert Edward "Bill" Wolfram, 81, of Midway, widower of Dorothy L. Wolfram, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Georgetown Community Hospital.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Otto and Charlotte Wolfram. He was a retired Thompson Supply House salesman, a Scott County school custodian, and a World War II Navy veteran.

Survivors include two sons, Shannon Wolfram, Midway, and Dan H. Wolfram, Missouri; three grandchildren, Graham A. Wolfram, Dana Johnson, and Chad Wolfram; and two great-grandchildren, David and Moriah Johnson. A brother, Howard "Unc" Wolfram, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, April 2, at the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. Clyde David Burberry. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street was in charge of arrangements.

Donations are suggested to the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America, 4663 Iron Works Pike, B2, Lexington, KY 40511.

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