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Versailles, Ky.


 

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August 21, 2008

 

Bond

James E. "Jim" Bond, Jr., 75, of Versailles, husband of Buena S. Bond, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington.

The son of the late Jim Ed and Henrietta Blackburn Bond and grandson of the late Boliver Bond, he attended Millersburg Military Institute, the University of Kentucky, and the Webb School in Tennessee. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he was an active member and service officer with American Legion Post #67 in Versailles. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #680, Lexington. A member of the Versailles United Methodist Church, he was an auctioneer and Realtor with Boliver Bondís Sons, had worked for the Kentucky Department of Highways, the Southwestern Tobacco Company, had managed the Versailles Cemetery for several years, and retired as an employee of Woodford County government. He was a former Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts, had been active with Little League Football, was an assistant coach for American Legion Little League baseball, and was a chairman of the American Legion-sponsored oratorical contest for Woodford County.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Bebe Bond, Lexington, Missy Klier, Versailles, and Belinda "Diddy" Terry, Stratford, Texas; eight grandchildren, Abe and Jake Simmerman, Ben, Kelly, and Adam Klier, Jessica, Stephen, and Daniel Terry; and a great-granddaughter, Savannah Leigh Simmerman.

Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 15, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Lehman and the Rev. J. David Terry. Interment with military honors was in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Humane Society or the American Heart Association.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Crews

Marium Simon Crews, 91, widow of Carroll Smith Crews, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at Golden Living Health Center in Frankfort.

A Barbourville native, she was the daughter of the late Amin and Edith Turner Simon. She had been a member of the First Christian Church in Barbourville and was a member of the First Christian Church in Versailles. She retired in 1982 from the Cabinet for Human Resources. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilting.

Survivors include a daughter, Edie (Jeff) Starcher, Versailles; a son, Carroll Simon Crews, Versailles; four grandchildren, Nancy Crews, Versailles, Cheri Lynn Crews, New Hampshire, William Robert Crews, Texas, and William Taylor Starcher, Versailles; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 16, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Marcus Lynn. Graveside services and interment were held Sunday, Aug. 17, in the Barbourville Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church, 160 Lexington Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Harlow

Samuel Onie Harlow, 79, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Woodford County, widower of Minnie Elizabeth Harlow, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late William Onie and Arillia Grubbs Harlow and served in the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Harlow, Massachusetts; a son, Larry Harlow; two brothers, Fred (Betty) Harlow, Nicholasville, and Danny (Sharon) Harlow, Illinois. A brother, James Harlow, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 9, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Frankie Layne. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Jackson

Agnes Jackson 91, widow of Sostand Jackson Jr., died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at Harborside Health Care Center in Owenton.

Born in Owenton, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Lola Mae Green Vinegar. She retired from Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, where she had worked in the laundry.

Survivors include a daughter, Lola (Edward) Collins, Detroit, Mich.; four sons, Oliver W. Jackson, Garland (Deborah) Jackson, Theophyllis (Sarah) Jackson, and Terry (Edna) Jackson, all of Versailles; two sisters, Eliza Watson, Owenton, and Nellie Wheeler, Lexington; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 11, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. David Greene. Interment was in the Steele Cemetery. Casket bearers were Michael Jackson, Charles Brown, Robert Brown, Robert Maxberry, Eugene Sears, Gary Carter Jr., and John Lee Cushingberry. Honorary bearers were William Campbell, Victor Brown, and Michael Sears.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Lewis

James C. Lewis Sr., 71, of Versailles, husband of Margaret Finnell Lewis, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at the VA Hospital in Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Lee Allen and Laura Saylor Lewis. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, a Korean War veteran, a member of the Versailles Christian Church, a lifetime member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Disabled American Veterans.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, James Lewis Jr., Lawrenceburg, and Timothy Lewis, Lexington; a sister, Doris McWilliams; several nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, Thomas (Barbara) Finnell; and two sisters-in-law, Gay (Jim) Spikes and Clementine (Bill) Robinson. A son, Kim Lewis, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. James Spikes. Interment will follow at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Claude, Joshua and Zachery McWilliams, James Morrison, Steve Brumback, Steve Kring, and Ernie Duncil. Honorary bearers will be Philip and Jean Smith and Bobby Powell. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 21.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or Woodford Community Christian Church, 320 Hope Lane, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

McCullough

Marjorie Jackson McCullough, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Sostand Sr. and Parthesia Frances Jackson. She was a retired housekeeper and World War II veteran of the Womenís Army Corps (WAC). She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Bernice Dobbins, and a sister-in-law, Margaret Jackson, both of Versailles; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A sister, Josephine Bradley, and four brothers, Joseph Jackson, John Jackson, William Lucas Jackson, Sam Jackson Sr., and Sostand Jackson Jr., are deceased.

A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Henry Pontz and the Rev. Tony Wilson. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Mobley

Lydia Mobley, 72, of Bloomfield, wife of Melvin Mobley, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

A native of Woodford County, she was a former employee of Texas Instruments, a farmer and a member of the Glenís Creek Baptist Church in Woodford County.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Peggy Banta, LaGrange; two sons, Robert Mobley, Taylorsville, and Melvin Mobley Jr., Bloomfield; a sister, Elsie Jo McKinney, Versailles; a brother, John Wesley McKinney, Versailles; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 15, at the Houghlin Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Burial was in Coxís Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Peach

Lillian Fay Drury Peach, 80, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Raymond Peach, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles.

Born Oct. 4, 1927, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Ethel Pearl Barnett and Charlie Earl Drury. She was a former employee of Texas Instruments in Versailles for 20 years, a member of the Fairview Christian Church, and a former member of Pennyís Chapel Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda (Buddy) Egbert, Lawrenceburg; three grandchildren, Nathan (Bobbi) Hoskins, Washington County, and Ray (Gail) Hoskins and Sharon (Troy) Chesser, both of Lawrenceburg; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Winston (Geraldine) Drury and Paul (Peggy) Drury, both of Lawrenceburg. A son, Gilbert Raymond Peach; a sister, Alma Jean Drury Darnell; and a brother, James Earl "Jimmy" Drury, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 18, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by the Rev. Steve Drury and Bro. Grant Mathes. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or Fairview Christian Church Building Fund, 1730 Fairview Road, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

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