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August 10, 2000 issue

Mattie L. Allison

Mattie L. Allison, 89, of Midway, widow of Alfred Bernard Allison Sr., died Friday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2000, at Dover Manor Nursing Home in Georgetown.

She was a native of Scott County, the daughter of the late Robert and Lillie Pribble Cummins. She was a former employee of the Midway Farm Supply and the Bates Grocery Store. She was a member of the Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors include three children, A. B. Allison Jr., North Charleston, S.C., Betsy Allison Lusby, Georgetown, and Bobby Allison, Midway; a sister, Geneva Carr, Georgetown; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. A grandchild is deceased.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at the Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown, by the Rev. Mark Johnson and George Lusby. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tommy Yount, Tommy Osborne, Joey Lusby, Glenn Allison, Vic Carr, and Roy Allison Jr. Honorary bearers were Dr. Norman Fisher, Dr. Ben Roach, Leroy Cook, Gary Eaves, C. P. Williams, and Marvin Yocum.

 

 

Akeem DeShon Campbell

Akeem DeShon Campbell, 16, of 509 Clifton Pike, Versailles, died late Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, when the ATV he was driving crashed into a tree on Duncan Road near Millville.

Akeem DeShon, the son of Marilyn Campbell, Versailles, and Calvin Lyvers, Lexington, was born in Versailles on Aug. 31, 1983. He was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church and attended Woodford County High School.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Calvin and Rodney; three sisters, Calvina, Patricia, and Stephanie; his maternal grandfather, Howard Campbell, Versailles; his paternal grandparents, Louise Wright, Lexington, and William Lyvers, Zion Hill, and a number of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews. His maternal grandmother, Julia Campbell, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Versailles First Baptist Church by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were Michael Brown, DeMarr Clark, Anthony Devine, Ryan Howard, Jason Jackson, Travis Manley, Derrick Richards, Hunter Scott, and Ronald Lee McKinney. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Myrtle W. Cecil

Myrtle Wright Cecil, 80, of Lexington, widow of Charles M. Cecil, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000.

She was a retired bookkeeper with Kentucky Security Co. and Kentucky Industrial Credit.

Born in Franklin County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Lewis and Ella Elizabeth Wise Wright Sr. and was a member of the Church of Christ Ceserea.

She is survived by a son, Rodney Allen Dunn, Georgetown; three stepchildren, Evelyn Cecil Wright, Nicholasville; Charles Ray Cecil, Winchester, and Ronnie L. Cecil, Lexington; two brothers, Daniel Lewis Wright Jr., Midway, and Lillard Thomas "Tom" Wright, Nicholasville; two grandchildren, Melanie Dunn Judy, Lexington, and Rhonda Dunn Houston, Versailles; a great-grandchild, Erika Lynn Evans, Versailles; and five nieces and two nephews. A sister, Ann Lee Williamson, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. today, Aug. 10, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, Lexington, by the Rev. Charlie Wogmon. Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers will be Doug Gregory, Kenney Houston, Chris Judy, Robert Taylor, Billy Wise, and Jack Wise. Honorary bearers will be Albert Buckley Jr., Irv Carpenter, Jim Craig, W. G. Williamson Sr., Charles "Buddy" Wise, and Freddie Wise.

 

 

Gladys C. Harris

Gladys Carter Harris, 93, of Frankfort, widow of Kermit Harris, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Woodford County, the daughter of the late Charles and Maine Carter.

She was a retired school teacher in the Versailles and Woodford County school systems for over 40 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Versailles and later became affiliated with the First Corinthian Church, Frankfort. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 4075.

Mrs. Harris is survived by a stepson, Leslie Flake, Homewood, Ill., a nephew, Arthur L. McKee Jr., and a number of cousins.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the First Corinthian Baptist Church by the Rev. L. A. Newby. The eulogy was given by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial was in Frankfort Cemetery. The Smith-Jackson Funeral Home, Danville, was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Gladys P. Harrod

Gladys Odell Prather Harrod, 86, of Lexington, widow of Thomas Welch "Shorty" Harrod, died Thursday Aug., 3, 2000.

She was a native of Woodford County, the daughter of the late Joe Davy and Lillie Ethel Currens Prather. She was a member of Chevy Chase Baptist Church, Lexington.

Survivors include a daughter, June E. Collins, Lexington, four granddaughters, Sharon E. Holland, Michele Y. Byar, Maria Anne Scully, and Carol Gibson; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and three nieces. Two sisters, Edith L. York and Beatrice R. Etherington, and a brother, Elmer D. Prather, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington, by the Rev. Jim McKenzie. Interment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington 40504.

 

 

Janice S. McCracken

Janice Sonja McCracken, 61, of Versailles, formerly of Lexington, wife of Charles Truman McCracken, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

She was a graduate of Corbin High School and attended Cumberland College in Williams-burg.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Sheryl Lou McCracken, Muncie, Ind.; a son, Charles Truman McCracken Jr., Versailles; two sisters, Shirley Hobbs, Corbin, and Mary Lou Abell, Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Roy Clay Hobbs, Lexington, and Don Gary Hobbs, Ross, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews. Her parents, James Luther Hobbs and Leota V. Hobbs, and a brother, James Luther Hobbs Jr., are deceased. Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Northern Heights Christian Church, Lexington. The Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements. Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery.

 

 

Edward P. Morton

Edward P. Morton, 80, of 149 Bell Avenue, Versailles, died Sunday, July 30, 2000.

A native of Versailles, he was the son of the late Rev. George and Mattie Twyman Morton and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a World War II veteran, a carpenter, and a furniture repairman.

He is survived by seven children, Pearl Moran, Richmond; Martha Collins, Lawton, Okla.; Viann Smith and Sandra Hardin, Versailles; Donald Morton and Edward Morton, Versailles, and Charles Morton, Lexington; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at the First Baptist Church.

 

 

John W. Parrish

John Wesley Parrish, 79, of Versailles, husband of Beverly Parrish, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

A native of Lexington, he was a son of the late William N. Parrish Sr., and Ida Mae Turner Parrish. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a horse owner and trainer.

He is survived by a son, John Parrish, Georgetown; a daughter, Sandy Miller, London; a sister, Alma Parrish; a brother, William Parrish; a grandson, Wesley Thomas Parrish, Atlanta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews, including James and Pat Turner, Versailles.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Benny Hill. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

 

 

Caleb Sizemore

Caleb Sizemore, 85, of Versailles, husband of Virgie Asher Sizemore, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at his residence.

He was the son of the late James and Lucy Asher Sizemore and was a farmer and carpenter.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Bige Sizemore. Versailles; three daughters, Juanita Toler and Flora Renfro, both of Versailles, and Evelyn Scalf, Hamilton, Ohio; two brothers, Jack Sizemore and Noah Sizemore, both of Manchester; three sisters, Renda Asher, Manchester, Vina Ruth, Georgetown, and Vesta Henson, Depauw, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Kimberly Lowe, Karin Davis, Leslie Berryman, Stephanie Barnhardt, Tina White, Deana Cunningham, Melissa Shultz, and Shawna Toler, and 10 great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Lucy Jane Sizemore and Shelby Hatfield; a son, Stephen Gregory Sizemore; four brothers, Gillis, Taylor, Brack and Tom Sizemore, and a sister, Flora Sizemore, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Sunset Funeral Home, Woodford County, by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Danny Toler, Ray Scalf, Eric Banks, Matthew Shultz, Peter Barnhardt, Jimmy White, Jesse Hatfield, and Michael Lowe.

 

 

Ann H. Tapp

Ann Hall Tapp, 61, of 5735 McCracken Pike, Versailles, widow of Earl Tapp, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville, following a heart attack.

Born in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late William and Linda Hall and was a former employee of McDonald's restaurant in Frankfort.

She is survived by two daughters, Lucy Carriss, Frankfort, and Louise Moore, Greenville, Tenn.; a sister, Thelma Hall, Casey County; a brother, Bill Hall, Versailles; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Byron Jessup. Interment was in the Nonesuch Cemetery. Casket bearers were Steve Gullett, Terry Carriss, Randy Moore, Mike Dews, Ronnie Lawson, and Bill Hall.

 

 

Mary F. True

Mary Frances Parido True, 85, of Winchester, widow of Jesse True, died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at the Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester.

A native of Clark County, she was the daughter of the late John Clifton and Fannie Davis Parido. She was a retired employee of J. J. Newberry, Winchester, and was a member of the Antioch Christian Church, Clark County.

She is survived by a daughter, Virginia True Robinson, Versailles; a son, Johnny True, Dade City, Fla.; several grandchildren, including Vadonna Jones and Mary Boyd, Versailles; Steve Robinson, Nicholasville, Keith True, Marietta, Ga., and Chelle True, Ocala, Fla.; eight great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mattie Rogers and Pansy Adams Winchester, and Margaret Davis, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at the Scobee Funeral Home, Winchester, by the Rev. Glendon Mayes and the Rev. Atwood Winkler. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. Nephews will serve as casket bearers. Women of the Sunshine Circle of Antioch Christian Church will be honorary bearers. Memorial contributions are suggest to Hospice East, Box 115, Winchester 40392, or the Antioch Christian Church Building Fund, Winchester 40391.

 

 

William F. White Jr.

William Fredrick White Jr., 28, of Lexington, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at his home.

A native of Lexington, he was the son of William Fredrick and Rebecca Sue White. He attended Tates Creek High School and was a student at Lexington Community College and Eastern Kentucky University, where he was on the dean's list. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Lexington.

Besides his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Anna Lee Albertson, Lexington; Sarabeth Burns, Loveland, Ohio, and Carolyn Brooks White, Lexington; his maternal grandparents, the Rev. Donald and Anna White, Versailles; his paternal grandfather, William 0. White, Lexington; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. His paternal grandmother, Carolyn Schuhart White, is deceased.

Memorial services were conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Donald White and the Rev. Michael Hoke. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Peace Corps, Partnership Program, OPSC&IV, 1111 20th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20526.

 

 

Elizabeth G. Wrenn

Elizabeth Gaffney Wrenn, 78, of Shepherdsville, widow of Oscar Louis Wrenn, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at her residence.

Born in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Nora Ethel Payne Gaffney.

Survivors include a son, Billy Gordon Wrenn, Shepherdsville; three brothers, Floyd Gaffney, Leslie Gaffney, and Arthur Gaffney Jr., all of Lancaster; four sisters, Elsie Davis, Lancaster; Katherine McIntire, Franklin, Ohio; Allene Games, Lawrenceburg, and Joyce Hunt, Versailles; three grandchildren, Kim Brown, Billi Nicole Wrenn, and Tammy Hammonds; and four great-grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother are deceased. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Ramsey Funeral Home, Shepherdsville. Burial was in the Payne family cemetery, Garrard County.