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August 15, 2013



Granville H. Bunch, 75, of Versailles, husband of Garnetta Centers Bunch, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born at Salvisa, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Russell and Annie Rose Hawkins Bunch. A retired IBM employee and farmer, he was a U. S. Army veteran and member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife of 52 years, he is survived by two sons, Granville Mark Bunch and David Allen (Debra Mae) Bunch, both of Versailles; two grandsons, Josh Bunch and Garrett Bunch, both of Versailles; a step-granddaughter, Dana (Monk) Jolly, Nicholasville; and two great-grandchildren, Lillie Mae and Daisy Nicole Jolly. A brother, Garnett Bunch, is deceased.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, by Dr. Allen Harrod and Dr. Dean Moore. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be David Bunch, Mark Bunch, Joe Lacefield, Dicky Lacefield, Tommy Slaven, Garrett Bunch, and Josh Bunch.

Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 1220 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Clara Ginter Campbell, 93, widow of Howard D. Campbell, passed away at her home on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, after a long illness.

She had worked alongside her husband as a bookkeeper and co-owner of C & D Market in Versailles for many years. Born in College Hill, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Docia and Joe Ginter. She was a longtime member of First Christian Church, Versailles, where she was involved with the Christian Women’s Fellowship.

She is survived by a son, Gary Campbell, Versailles; a daughter, Becky (Mark) Parrott, Versailles; a grandson, David Parrott, Lexington; a granddaughter, Bethany Parrott, Waco, Texas; a sister, Geneva Gersonde, Fort Myers, Florida; a brother, Ronnie (Mary Jane) Ginter, Richmond; a brother-in-law, Tillie Dunn, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Christine Dunn, and a brother, Rucker (Helen) Ginter. She was cared for in her final months by her loving and devoted caregivers, Bobbie Fischer, Joann Rucker, and Sandy Wallace.

Visitation will be held today, Thursday, Aug. 15, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with the services following at 6:30 p.m. at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Peggy J. Cheak, 71, of Versailles, wife of Kenneth Cheak, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at her home.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Edwin "Doc" and Martha Opal Cammack Shouse. She was member of Versailles Baptist Church and a former member of Alton Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Julie (Don) Whitehouse, Crestwood, and Kathy Cheak Collins, Houston, Texas; two sons, John B. (Debra) Cheak and Scott (Myra) Cheak, both of Woodford County; 10 grandchildren, Heather Noe, Brooke Montgomery, Nikki Cheak, Brittany Cheak, Lauren Feroze, John K. Cheak, Alex Cheak, Andrew Cheak, Billy Whitehouse, and Brandon Whitehouse; and six great-grandchildren. A sister, Phyllis Ann Downey, and a brother, Bobby Shouse Sr., are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Jones. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were John K. Cheak, Alex Cheak, Andrew Cheak, Billy Whitehouse, Brandon Whitehouse, and Phil Montgomery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 643 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Anna Elizabeth Hoffman, 94, of Versailles, passed away on Aug. 10, 2013.

Born June 3, 1919, in Shamokin, Pa., she was an accomplished bookkeeper, an active member of the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Club, and a member of Pisgah Presbyterian Church.

Anna is preceded in death by her devoted husband, William Hoffman; two sisters, Margaret Adams and Mary Ellen Snyder; and her brother, Robert Williams. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Ann Hoffman, of Versailles, Ky.; granddaughters Katie Hoffman and Wesley Hoffman (Casey Dixon), both of Lexington, KY; one brother, Paul Williams of Shamokin, Pa., and a host of family, friends and her beloved pets.

A memorial visitation was held at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Funeral services and interment will take place at Pisgah Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodford Humane Society, P.O. Box 44, Versailles, KY 40383, Sayre Christian Village, 3840 Camelot Drive, Lexington, KY 40517, or Pisgah Presbyterian Church, 710 Pisgah Road, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Rachel Elisabeth Hood, 28, of Versailles, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.

Born in Versailles, she was a 2003 graduate of Woodford County High School and had attended the New Life Assembly of God Church in Midway. She was the daughter of Martha Craig (Matt) Kragel of Midway and Paul Junior (Lidda) Hood of Campbellsville.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by six children, Brendyn Hunter, Bella Hood, Rebecca Ryan Hood, Raygen Hood, Daniel Hood, and Olivia Hood; her companion, Luis Felipe Castanada; three brothers, Joshua Hood, Cincinnati, Ohio, Daniel (Amanda) Hood, Versailles, and Joey Creech, Midway; and her grandparents, Spencer and Deana Craig, Midway, and Lucy Dennis, Versailles.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 15, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today by the Rev. Carl Jones. Burial will follow in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Daniel Hood, Joey Creech, Josh Hood, Jason Craig, Jason Hom, and Justin Hood. Honorary bearers will be Mason Jesse and Richard Craig.

Memorials are suggested to the Hood Family Children’s Fund, c/o GTKY, 479 Lexington Road, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Esther Phillians, 102, of Frankfort, sister of Patricia Wilson of Midway, widow of Harold Phillians, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013.

Born July 24, 1911, in Robinson, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Ira Robert Johnson and Bernice Boyers Johnson. After graduating high school in Marion, Ohio, she worked 12 ˝ years for a law firm in Marion, Ohio. She worked 30 years in civil service, starting in Warren, Ohio. After her husband returned from Army service in World War II, she transferred to Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas. She worked an additional four years with the Army Air Force before she retired. She traveled from 1980 to 1990 worldwide, visiting Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Europe, Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Panama, Peru, and Argentina. She was registered to go on a Mediterranean cruise, but the cruise ship was consigned to the military during Operation Desert Storm, so the trip was cancelled. She has been in every state in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. On July 1, 2003, she moved into her new apartment at Ashwood Retirement Place in Frankfort to be near her family. On Nov. 9, 2010, at age 99, she flew a twin engine Beechcraft Duchess Plane on a 20 minute ride over Frankfort. This was her lifelong dream and came about through the efforts of the staff at Ashwood, Second Wind Dreams, a non-profit organization in Georgia, and pilot Frank Mackenzie.

In addition to her sister, she is survived by three nieces, Diana (John) Geddes, Frankfort, Anne (James) Bush, Georgia, and Terry (John) Wilson, Frankfort; a nephew, Chuck (Pattie) Wilson, Versailles; eight great-nieces and great-nephews; and three great-great-nieces. Four siblings are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. John Opasata. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Chuck Wilson, John Wilson, John Geddes, Michael Stewart, Johnny Wilson, Charlie Wilson, Willie Wilson, and Bobby Wilson.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 316 Ann Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Phyllis Newman Rackley, 79, of Midway, formerly of Ashland and Lexington, the widow of Charles Edward Rackley, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.

Mrs. Rackley was a former Realtor, had worked as an Olan Mills consultant and was a beauty consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics. She was born at Topmost in Knott County, Ky., a daughter of the late Willard Riley and Sylvia Hall Newman.

Survivors include a daughter, Teresa (Rod) Chervus of Versailles; a son, Greg Rackley of Lexington; a granddaughter, Sylvia Chervus; four sisters, Veroncia Harmon of Dade City, Fla., Nell (Troy) Stidham of Circleville, Ohio, Glenda Johnson of Versailles, and Sarah (David) Hall of Hi Hat, Ky.; three brothers, Ramon (Emma) Newman of Lansing, Tenn., James Dewey (Elva) Newman of Lexington, and Willis Newman of Hi Hat, Ky.; and a brother-in-law, Berlin Johnson of Versailles. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, who affectionately referred to her as "Aunt Phyl," and other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Newman, Harold’s wife Georgia Newman, and a brother-in-law, Arnold Harmon.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 15, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Tim Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Brian Hall, Rocky Stidham, Stave Harmon, Tyler Newman, Tad Newman, and Eric Johnson.

Memorials are suggested to the Methodist Children’s Home of Kentucky.

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