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August 12, 2004

 

Brown

Milton Brown, 80, of Beech Street, widower of Virginia Tindall Brown, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004.

Born Feb. 29, 1924, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Willis and Flora Garrett Brown. He was a farmer and retired employee of Woodford Feed in Versailles. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was also a member of Glen’s Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Charles Eugene Brown, Midway, Ronnie Brown, Frankfort, and Tim Brown, Versailles; two sisters, Katherine Arthur, Lexington, and Ella Troxell, Frankfort; a brother, Louie Brown, Midway; four granddaughters; a grandson; and four great-granddaughters.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Larry Brown. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Charles Eugene Brown, Ronnie Brown, Tim Brown, Chris Burdine, Scott Lockridge and Tony Lancaster. Honorary bearers were Johnny Popp, Bob Cleveland, Bob Mack Cleveland, John Rodman Thompson, Kenneth Goodlett, Don Clark, and Norman Fisher, M.D.

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

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Courtney

Thomas Wayne "Tommy" Courtney, 40, of Versailles, son of Elizabeth Kincaid Clark of Versailles and Jimmy Courtney of Lexington, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

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Croft

Ruth Marie Harper Fiser Croft, 87, of Lexington, widow of H. Barton Fiser and Russell E. Croft, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Rose Manor Nursing Home.

Born in McCracken County, she was the daughter of Aubrey and Nela K. Harper. She was a member of Southern Hills United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn F. Paxton, Lexington; a son, Kenneth F. Fiser, Lexington; two stepchildren, Russell E. Croft II and Carolyn Williams, both of Hopkinsville; three grandchildren, Joseph B. Fiser, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cynthia A. Thomas, Versailles, and Gregory R. Paxton, Lexington; six step-grandchildren, Beth Roark, Lexington, Becky Wells, W. Plains, Mo., Russell E. Croft III, Hopkinsville, Cathy Baggett, New Smyrna, Tenn., Kim Croft, Lexington, and Sally Croft, San Francisco, Calif.; and several great grandchildren. A grandson, Brian Paxton, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by the Rev. Dennis Burrows. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Elste

Lyle R. Elste, 85, of Lexington, widower of Donna B. Massey, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Edward and Martha Elste. He was a retired plant manager of Success Printing Company and was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include a daughter, Gay E. Darsie Glenn, Versailles; a son, Kip William Elste, Richmond, Va.; and two brothers, Glenn Elste, Germantown, Wis., and Warren Elste, Morton Grove, Ill.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at Richmond Place, Lexington, with a second memorial service to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Ind.

Memorials are suggested to Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260, Florence Crittenden Home, 519 West Fourth Street, Lexington, KY 40508, or to a charity of one's choice.

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Morrow

Lucy Lippert Morrow, 75, of Frankfort, wife of Arthur E. Morrow, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at her residence after a long illness.

Born July 8, 1929, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas “Kenny” and Annie Reed Lippert. She was a member of Peaks Mill Baptist Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher for many years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Michael E. Morrow and Freddie Morrow, both of Frankfort; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Frankfort Road, by Bro. Bill Logan and Bro. Tom Hall. Casket bearers were Gary Smith, Olsen Woodside, Phillip Long, Jeffrey Wilhoite, Ronnie Monroe, William White, and James Ball.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 108 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Rice

William L. Rice, 77, of Marsailles Road, husband of Margret S. Rice, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004.

Born in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Charles Walter Rice and Mildred Rebecca Manley. He was a former deacon and longtime member of the Glen's Creek Baptist Church and was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was a retired farm manager for Triple M. Farms in Woodford County and had been a sales representative for the Moorman Manufacturing Company. He had been an active Mason and Shriner.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sisters, Jean Goldey, Myrtle King Perkins, Julia Ann Woodrow, Effie Laye; and a brother, Robert Carl Rice.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Micky Hyder. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Rouse

Rebecca Adams Rouse, 83, of Versailles, widow of Colvin P. Rouse Sr., died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

A life-long resident of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Helen Bartlett Adams. She graduated from Versailles High School and Fugazzi Business College. She served as deputy county court clerk and special court reporter for the Woodford Circuit Court, and spent many years as a legal secretary and as an employee and officer of the United Bank and Trust Company. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, for which she held offices at the local, district, regional and state level. She was named the B&PW Woman of the Year in 1981. Rebecca was a member of the Versailles Presbyterian Church and served with the Woodford County Red Cross during World War II.

Survivors include a sister, Thelma Anne Tschudy, Baltimore, Md.; four stepchildren, Colvin P. Rouse Jr., Tampa, Fla., James D. Rouse, Versailles, Sara Rouse Wotman, Cleveland, Ohio, and Frances Rouse Gaver, Carmel, Calif.; two cousins, James Poe, Paris, and J. William Dedman, Deland Fla.; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Guerrant. Interment was at the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were James E. Poe, Leighton Riddle, Dale Stanfield, Gary Bartlett, Jonathan C. Rouse, and Phyllis Mattingly.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Thurman

Sylphronia Thurman, 65, of Lexington, widow of Eddie Thurman, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Samaritan Hospital.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of Lucille Hayes and the late Horace Walker.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by three stepchildren, Nadine Mitchell and Dale Thurman, Lexington, and Keith Thurman, Atlanta, Ga.; four sisters, Alberta Branham, Lexington, Geraldine Kennedy and Wanda Kennedy, Midway, and Yvonne Carden, South Boston, Va.; two brothers, Garner Kennedy, Midway, and Bennie Kennedy, Dallas, Texas; an aunt, Mildred Davis, Lexington; 11 nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Pilgrim Baptist Church, Midway. Entombment was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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Woods

Michelle Honican Woods, 40, of Versailles, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.

Born in Michigan, she was the daughter of Arthur Sr. and Judith Honican of Versailles and lived in Versailles most of her life. She was a graduate of Woodford County High School and a former OSRAM Sylvania employee.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Cynthia Reed and Diane Susan Brothers, both of Versailles; a brother, the Rev. Arthur Honican Jr., Louisa; two nieces, Heather Michell Shelton, Lexington, and Krystin LeAnn Brothers, Versailles; and a great nephew, Dillon Scott Roe. A brother, Paul Scott Honican, a sister Melissa Ann Honican, and a nephew, Marshall Wayne Shelton, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Cindy Brewer. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington. Casket bearers were Jeff Brothers, Troy Sayre, Rick Reed, John Krauss, Keith Weber, and Joey Kincaid. Honorary bearers were Gary Prather, Hazel Morrison, and Mark Morrison.

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