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August 2, 2007

 

Biles
Specialist Nicholas M. Biles, 22, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, in Fort Ruckers, Ala.
Born Nov. 28, 1984, in Lexington, he was the son of Michael Biles and Camilla Mealy, both of Lexington. He had served in Iraq and was employed as a military policeman stationed in Fort Ruckers, Ala.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepmother, Melissa Biles, Lexington; his stepfather, Kevin Mealy, Lexington; a sister, Michelle J. Biles, Lexington; two stepsisters, Amanda Moore, Lexington, and Korie Booker, Berea; two step-brothers, Kevin R. Booker, Huntington, W.Va., and Wesley Lewis, Ninety Six, S.C.; his paternal grandparents, Raymond and Patty Biles, Harold; his maternal grandparents, Edith Rawlings, Lexington, and Robert Rawlings, Nicholasville; and his step-grandparents, James and Mary Alcoke, Versailles, and Josephine Wooten, Fayetteville, W.Va. His grandmother, Beverly Biles, is deceased.
Services were conducted Saturday, July 28, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Minister Ronnie Hupp. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Soldiers Angels, 1792 East Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104.

Brown
Louise Coy Brown, 84, of Versailles, widow of Marion Roy Brown Sr., died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at the St. Joseph Hospital.
Born in Richmond, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Laura Coy. She was a homemaker and a member of Bryan Station Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing, sewing, scrap booking and senior citizen outings.
Survivors include two daughters, Marie Cox, Frankfort, and Linda Popp, Midway; a son, Logan Brown, Lawrenceburg; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Three daughters, JoAnn Walters, Marian Jean Becknell, and Laura Jane Akins; a son, Marion Roy Brown Jr.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, L.J., Logan and Vernon Coy Jr.; and two sisters, Mary Josephine Becknell and Marilla Thompson, are deceased.
Services were conducted Monday, July 30, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Her grandsons served as casket bearers.

Caldwell
Harry James “Buddy” Caldwell, of Midway, widower of Florence Follis Caldwell, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007.
A native of Midway, he was the son of the late Harry and Cora Caldwell. He was a member of St. Matthew AME Church, Midway, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and a retiree of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, Ohio.
Survivors include two sisters, Helen Garner and Gracie Caldwell, both of Midway; two brothers, Cecil Caldwell and William Caldwell, both of Columbus, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were conducted Saturday, July 28, at the St. Matthew AME Church by the Rev. Sherry Miller.

Chowning
Mae Chowning, 91, formerly of Versailles and Frankfort, widow of James Cecil Chowning, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at the St. Joseph Hospital Hospice Care Unit in Lexington.
Born Oct. 7, 1915, in Trigg County, she was the daughter of the late Dabney and Josephine Cunningham. She was a member of the Shoatesville Christian Church, was a retired National Distillers employee, and was a former Franklin County School System employee.
Survivors include a son, Billy Clark Chowning, Versailles; five grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Three sisters and eight brothers are deceased.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Clark Funeral Home, Frankfort Road, by Bro. Frankie Layne. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 2, at the funeral home. Mrs. Chownings great-grandsons will serve as casketbearers.
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

Cunningham
Zachary Todd “Zack” Cunningham, 27, of Midway, died Saturday, July 28, from injuries received in an automobile accident on Pisgah Pike.
Born in Fayette County and raised in Versailles, he was the son of Alan Cunningham, Lexington, and June Sharon Barber, Versailles. He was an employee of Wintergreen Farm and was a member of the Lafayette Church of the Nazarene.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two children, Brenna and Zachary Cunningham, Midway; his fiancée, Kesha Rust, Midway; his stepmother, Gail Cunningham, Versailles; a sister, Stephanie Cunningham, Versailles; two brothers, Brian Barber and Mike Barber, Versailles; and his paternal grandparents, Ed and Inga Cunningham, Danville.
Services were conducted Tuesday, July 31, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Blackford. Interment was held Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Steven Shepherd, Richard Craig, Kenny Smith, Jason Lemons, Chris Rust, and Jeff Kincaid. Honorary bearers were Mikey Barber, Mike Barber, Obie Barber, Troy Rust, Brian Barber, and Ben Preston.
Memorials are suggested to the Zack Cunningham Children’s Fund, c/o Citizens Commerce National Bank, P. O. Box 1028. Versailles, KY 40383.
Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

McDonald
Patricia Campbell McDonald, 63, of Lawrenceburg, died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home.
Born Aug. 25, 1943, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Russell Gwynn and Nellie Wheeler Campbell. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her children, Alice Ashburn, Lawrenceburg, Larry McDonald, Lawrenceburg, and Barry McDonald, Washington; a brother, Bobby Campbell, Versailles; and 10 grandchildren.
Services were conducted Tuesday July 31, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Bro. George Dye. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Noah Sheets McDonald, Barry McDonald, Larry McDonald, Steve Ashburn, Greg Edmunson, and Casey Edmunson.
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

Monroe
Michael E. Monroe, 45, of Versailles, husband of Penny Monroe, died Saturday July 28, 2007, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.
Born Feb. 25, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Wayne and Pauline Monroe of Dayton. He was a retired minister of Southern Heights Baptist Church, a former minister of the First Baptist Church in Carrollton, Ohio, and was a member of Sand Springs Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his children, Rachel, Nick, and Neil Monroe, all of Versailles; two brothers, Kevin Monroe, Nashville, and Scott Monroe, Dayton, Ohio; and his paternal grandfather, Ronald Chadwick, Davidson, Okla.
A memorial service was conducted Monday, July 30, at South Elkhorn Baptist Church in Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the First Baptist Church in Carrollton, Ohio. Burial followed at the Polk Grove Cemetery in Vandalia, Ohio. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of local arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

Royster
The Rev. D. Powell Royster, 96, of Versailles, formerly of Louisville, a retired United Methodist Minister and former chaplain of the Methodist Evangelical Hospital in Louisville, widower of Helene Stewart Royster, died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.
Born in Henderson County, he was the son of the late Jack and Belia Powell Royster.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon R. Adams, Versailles; a son, the Rev. Mark Royster, Wilmore; a sister, Catherine Royster, and a brother, John Royster, both of Henderson County; and four grandchildren. A son, Robert Stewart Royster, is deceased.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Versailles United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rebecca Peterson. Interment will follow at a later time in Henderson County.
Memorial contributions are suggested to The Francis Asbury Society, PO Box 7, Wilmore, KY 40390.
Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

Smith
Marshaneal Smith, 83, of Lexington, widow of Lewis A. Smith, died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center.
Born in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Lyman Franks Sr. and Cora Travis Franks. She was a homemaker and a member of Rosemont Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Epperson, Lexington; two sons, Nelson Smith and Ted Smith, both of Lexington; five grandchildren, Tracy Roarx, Marsha Frost, Ryan Smith, Neal Smith, and Alex Smith; six great-grandchildren, Casey McLean, Justin Frost, Aaron Roarx, Tanner Roarx, Kailey Smith and McKinley Smith; and a brother, Lyman Franks Jr., Lexington.
Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Dr. Blake Shipp. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Britt Roarx, John Frost, Ryan Smith, Neal Smith, Lyman Franks, and Wayne Wesley. Honorary bearers were her great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.


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