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August 11, 2011



Steve Barnes, 58, of Versailles, husband of Nina Murphy Barnes, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.

Born Sept. 25, 1952, in Alameda, Calif., he was the son of Samuel B. (Catherine) Barnes and the late Barbara Jury Barnes. He was a member of Southland Christian Church, served in the Army for 20 years, and was named Army Recruiter of the Year numerous times.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by a son, Eric Barnes, Bardstown; a daughter, Stephenie Barnes, Louisville; two sisters, Donna B. (Larry) Wheeler, Bardstown, and Becky (Lynn) Terrell, Chaplin; a stepsister, Cirris (Matt) Hatfield, Murray; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 8, at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing, Nicholasville. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Josh Terrell, Daniel Wheeler, Travis Yates, Matt Dykes, Ryan Barnes, and David Floyd.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Della Lou Mason King, 78, of Versailles, widow of Walter King, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Born on March 17, 1933 in Harlan County, she was the daughter of the late David Luster and Marda Taylor Mason. She was a homemaker and a veteran of the U.S. Army WACS. She attended the University of Kentucky for four years majoring in art, and was a member of Pinckard Baptist Church.

Survivors include five daughters, Donna (Michael) Edwards, Karen Scales, and Debbie King, all of Lexington, and Terri (Frank) Wilder and Jane King-Hart, both of Versailles; a brother, Grant Mason, Radcliff; two sisters, Grace Ann Tolliver, Lexington, and Yvonne Mullins, Indiana; 11 grandchildren, Brandon Edwards, Nicholas Edwards, Hank Scales, Susie Scales, Samantha Davis, Alex Spaulding, Jessica Gibson, Austin Wilder, Shelby Wilder, Logan Hart and Linlee Shipp; and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Linda King Shipp, and a great-great-grandson are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 11, at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Bill Brumley. Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. until time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Blanche Haddix Landrum, 87, of Paris, widow of Ollie James Landrum, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at Bourbon Heights Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Born March 27, 1924, at Lost Creek in Breathitt County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Haddix and Maude Noble Haddix. She attended Breathitt County High School, graduated from Riverside Christian School, and was a member of the Riverside Brethren Church at Lost Creek. She was a seamstress and homemaker, and took special interest in genealogy, keeping extensive records of her research.

Survivors include two sons, James (Anne) Landrum, Richmond, and Stuart (Laurie Garner) Landrum, Versailles; two daughters, Judy (Jim) Vining, Versailles, and Mona Proctor, Paris; a granddaughter, Dana Massie, Lancaster; a grandson, Patrick (Tammy) Massie, Lawrenceburg; two great-grandsons, Tyler and Joshua Massie; two brothers, Bert (Helen) Haddix, Dayton, Ohio, and Joe (Eliza) Haddix, Fairborn, Ohio; a sister, Dove (Roy) Margenau, Grass Lake, Mich.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Her stepmother, Beatrice Tharp Haddix; two sisters, Selena Carnahan and Edith DePew; two brothers, Vergil Haddix and Ross Haddix; and a half-brother, Philip Haddix, are deceased.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 11, at Scobee Funeral Home, Winchester. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the W.W. Haddix Family Cemetery at Lost Creek.

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Jennifer Lynn "Jenn" "Fro" Laughlin, 28, of Versailles, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 16, 2011.

Born Sept. 7, 1982, she was the daughter of Ernest and Brenda Laughlin of Versailles. She was a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and studied photography at Northern Kentucky University. She has been employed in photography, retail sales, as a personal caregiver and most recently in inventory management. She enjoyed the outdoors and exploring back roads, creeks, streams and old abandoned dwellings. She was an avid photographer.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a special nephew, Elijah (Eli) Jayne; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. A sister, Melanie Laughlin, is deceased.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing, Nicholasville.

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Elizabeth McGlothlin, 90, of Lafayette, La., widow of Roswell Green and Charles McGlothlin, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at her residence.

A native of Midway, she enjoyed fishing, bowling, and playing softball.

Survivors include a son, Robert Green (fiancée Charlotte Thompson); three grandchildren, Michael Green, Angela Green, and Aron Green; a step-granddaughter, Natalie Sawer; and five great-grandchildren, Haley, Britney, Cierra, Alisa and Jada. A daughter, Mary-Ann Green, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, Aug. 8, in Memorial Cemetery, Lake City, Fla. Martin & Castille Funeral Home, Downtown, Lafayette, La., was in charge of arrangements.

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Travis Lee Sutherland, 21, of Versailles, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011.

Born May 15, 1990, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Charmain Sutherland of Versailles and Terry Sutherland of Frankfort.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Erika Fletcher, Lexington; two brothers, Daniel Fletcher, Louisville, and Caleb Sutherland, Versailles; and his maternal grandfather, Robert D. Lesh, Versailles.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Brad Stone. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Friends and family are invited back to the Sutherland home after the service.

Donations may be made to UK Children’s Hospital.

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Millie Sallee-Traugott, 60, of Shelbyville, wife of Roy Traugott, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.

Born Jan. 24, 1951, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of the late Edith Sallee Pyle and Jay B. Sallee.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, James Michael Roberts, George Matthew (Cynthia) Roberts, and Danny Traugott; a daughter, Rhonda Traugott; five grandchildren, Dalton Roberts, Isabella Roberts, Chloe Traugott, Jordan Traugott, and Jacob Traugott; a sister, Pat Sallee (Neal) Sonnett; a brother, James Barnie (Marilyn) Sallee; seven nieces and nephews; and sixteen great-nieces and great-nephews. A sister, Nelda Sallee Greene, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Carl Greene. Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Donations may be made to Relay for Life.

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Paula Hatfield Thacker, 54, of Versailles, wife of Roger Thacker, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Williamson, W.Va., she graduated from Williamson High School, and earned her BS in accounting and MA in secondary mathematics education from the University of Kentucky. She was a math teacher at Woodford County High School and an active member of the Versailles United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband of 34 years, she is survived by two sons, Nathan (Emma), Lexington, and Aaron (Kaelin) of Charlestown, Ind.; two grandchildren, Blake and Kylie; and her mother, Emma Hatfield, Versailles. Her father, Alpheus Hatfield, is deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Versailles United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ben Hahn, the Rev. Rebecca Peterson, and the Rev. Mike Lehman. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bill Easterling, Chris Thomas, Jonathan Scalf, Matt Adkins, Matt Thomas, Patrick Easterling, Scott Sisk, Stan Scalf, Thomas Scalf, and Tripp Humston. Honorary bearers were the members of her Bible study group, Sisters On Fire. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 749, Versailles, KY 40383, or the Orphan Voice, P.O. Box 1145, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353.

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Betty Robertson Trabold, 88, of Versailles, widow of Donald Trabold, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Clarksburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William M. and Festina Orr Robertson. After high school, she sang with the USO for the military and later became a secretary for Union Labor Life Insurance Co.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Beagle, Versailles, and Dottie (George) Havelka, Missouri; a son, Roger Graham, California; four grandchildren, Matthew Beagle, and Eric, Jason, and Brad Havelka; and a great-grandchild, Mason Beagle.

No services are planned at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

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