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August 12, 2010

 

Baker

Wanda Montgomery Baker, 73, of Versailles, wife of Ralph Baker, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at her home.

The daughter of Oscar and Frances Montgomery, she was the former owner of Magicurl Beauty Salon in Versailles.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Diane Goodwin (Bill) and Beverly Baker; two grandsons, Marshall and Daniel Goodwin; a sister, Maxine Gibson; and many nieces and nephews. Three brothers, James, Paul and Dudley Montgomery, and two sisters, Jewell Gaines and Willa Guyn, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Victory Baptist Church, Lexington. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Care Cremation & Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested in honor of Wanda’s daughter Beverly to Latitude Artist Community, 167 Saunier Street, Lexington, KY 40507.

 

Hoffman

Billie Jo Locker Hoffman, 76, of Lexington, wife of Albert E. Hoffman, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at the Thomson Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore.

Born Feb. 22, 1934, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of William and Nancy Dunn Locker. From 1960 to 1963, she served in the U.S. Army. She was belatedly awarded the Good Conduct and National Defense medals through the efforts of Thomson Hood Veterans Center, where she resided since 2002.

In addition to her husband of 47 years, she is survived by a son, Albert T. (Angie) Hoffman, Versailles; two grandchildren, Billy and Dylan Hoffman, both of Versailles; and two brothers, James and Phillip Locker, both of Frankfort. Care Cremation & Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to the Veterans Trust Fund at Thomson Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore.

 

Reynolds

Amanda Doreen Tackett Reynolds, 19, wife of Ricky Reynolds Jr., died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Woodford County.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of Dorothy Tackett of Versailles and Steve Tackett of Cynthiana.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a daughter, Destiny Faith Reynolds; her maternal grandmother, Dora Cummins; and numerous extended family members.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 7, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Layne. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Steven Lay, Jeff Fain, Terry Cosby, Chris Purvis, David Lee Wilson, and Benji Reynolds.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com

 

Richardson

Charles "Chub" Richardson, 77, of Versailles, husband of Retta Richardson, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010.

Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Omer and Ella Collingsworth Richardson. He was a retired employee of Procter and Gamble. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Mike Richardson, Versailles; a daughter, Sandy Roark, Versailles; three grandchildren, Norman Craig, Richmond, Bobby Craig, Versailles, and Shawn Roark, Lexington; and a great-grandson, Aidan Craig, Richmond.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 7, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Brother James Hurd. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Shawn Roark, Norman Craig, Bobby Craig, Terry Updike, Paul Updike and Mike Roark.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Shapiro

Keith Douglas Shapiro, 31, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Woodford County, husband of Summer Leigh Turner Shapiro, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at his home.

Born in DeKalb, Ill., he was the son of Robert and Meryl R.B. Shapiro of Woodford County. He was the 1996 Woodford County High School valedictorian and graduated summa cum laude in 2001 from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering. He was an electrical engineer in Austin, where he also dee-jayed swing and blues music for dancers and taught partner dancing to blues music. He helped organize national dance events that drew in people from all over the country.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two daughters, Anna and Ella; a brother, Teddy; a sister, Jenna; and his grandparents, Sol and Barbara Shapiro.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 9, at the Milward Funeral Home, Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity.

 

Sutherland

Heather Lynn Sutherland, 20, of Versailles, daughter of Billy and Catherine Curtis Sutherland of Woodford County, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born in Portage, Wis., she has lived in Versailles since 2001 and was a 2008 graduate of Woodford County High School.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Amber Nicole Graham; a brother, Robert Sutherland; her paternal grandfather, Andy Sutherland, all of Woodford County; her maternal grandmother, Diana Beaver, Wisconsin; a niece, Lydia Graham; and two nephews, Donnie Jr. and Ronnie Graham. Her paternal grandmother, Charlotte Sutherland, and her maternal grandfather, Harlan Curtis, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 6, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Carl Jones. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Eddie Poole, Billy Sutherland, Robert Sutherland, Jason Sutherland, Ray Graham, and Chuck Jones.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Thompson

Charles E. Thompson, 76, of Lexington, husband of Margaret Thompson, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at the VA Medical Center on Cooper Drive.

Born in Midway, he was the son of the late Dave and Bertha Thompson. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired mechanic for Freedom Dodge, and a member of Revival Tabernacle.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Janis Cook, Lexington, and Dee (John) Turner, Georgetown; a son, Bruce Wills, Florida; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Revival Tabernacle by Pastor Gary Ward. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Vaughn

Mary Freda Vaughn, 81, of Lexington, widow of Gene Vaughn, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010.

Born Dec. 9, 1928, in Corbin, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Zelma Centers Johnson. She was a homemaker and an active member of Rosemont Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis (Ella) Vaughn, Midway, and Jim (Brenda) Vaughn, Katy, Texas; a daughter, Vicky (James Mel) Greer, London; two brothers, Robert Johnson and Michael (Sandy) Johnson, both of Lexington; five grandchildren, Mary Ellen Adkins, Melissa Smith, April Vaughn Myers, Andy Vaughn, and Jordan Greer; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 8, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road. Burial was in Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Corbin.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, www.pancan.org.

 

Wilson

Constance "Connie" Annette Popeo Wilson, of Lexington, wife of P. David "Dave" Wilson, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010.

She retired as a professor and director of graduate studies, College of Social Work, at the University of Kentucky. She helped start and develop the graduate program at the university’s College of Social Work. She was the founder of the Central Kentucky Mental Health Association, former president of the Kentucky Mental Health Foundation and Catholic Social Service Bureau, co-founder and former chair of the Kentucky Child Welfare Foundation, and a charter member of the board of directors of Bluegrass Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation Board. She advocated the establishment of the state Child Welfare Department and was appointed to the Kentucky Task Force on Child Abuse. She was the first woman elected chair of the UK Senate Council, first woman faculty trustee elected to the UK Board of Trustees, first woman faculty member inducted into the UK Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), served on the UK Athletics Board, and National Council Member, American Association of University Professors, and was a member of the Advisory Committee, State Council on Higher Education. She was awarded a National Association of Social Workers’ Outstanding Social Worker Award, and the University of Kentucky Distinguished Teacher Award.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Warren Wilson (Guy Cleveland), New York, N.Y., Wayne Wilson, Lexington, and Paul Wilson (Becky), Versailles, and three granddaughters, Kelly McGee (Brent), Wilmore, and Lindsey and Melissa Wilson, Versailles. A son, Dwight, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Newman Center Catholic Church, Lexington. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Casket bearers were her brothers, Bob Popeo, Vic Popeo, Jim Popeo, and her sons, Warren, Wayne and Paul.

Donations may be made to the endowed Constance P. Wilson Professorship in Mental Health, University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Hope Center of Lexington, or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

 

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