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August 22, 2002

 

Buskirk

Judy Dale Tucker Buskirk, 62, of Nicholasville, wife of Eugene Buskirk, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at her home.

A native of Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Selbert and Ethel Chasteen Tucker. She was a member of the South Elkhorn Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Darrin Buskirk, Nicholasville; a daughter, Rhonda Tackett, Nicholasville; a grandson, Nathan Buskirk; three sisters, Peggy Thomas, Lexington, Agnes Sandford, Lexington, and Marlene Davis, Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Barbara Smith, Lexington, and Lou Coyle, Versailles, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at Betts & West Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Shepard and the Rev. Nan Riddle. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Orville Coyle, Kevin, David, and Jimmy Sandford, Todd Burus, Trinity Davis, and Randy Olson. Honorary bearers were Jim Sandford, Eddie Davis, and Selmer Olson.

Donations are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Clay

Albert G. Clay, 85, of Mt. Sterling, husband of Lorraine Newlin Clay, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at his home.

Born May 27, 1917, in Mt. Sterling, he was the son of the late William C. Clay Sr. and Kathryn Greene Clay. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and served as president and chairman of the board of the Burley Auction Warehouse Association for 25 years. He was a director for the National Tobacco Tax Council, the Burley and Dark Leaf Tobacco Export Association, and the Tobacco Growers Information Committee. He was chairman of Spindletop Research Inc., a charter member of the Council for Tobacco Research, and a member of the National Tobacco Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was a director and chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and was chairman of the Conference of Chairmen and deputy of the 12 federal reserve banks. He served on the Agriculture Policy Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations, and was a director of the Kentucky Independent College Foundation, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Citizens Fidelity Bank and Trust Company, and KET’s Commonwealth Endowment. He was a member of the executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America, Region Four, helped found Leadership Kentucky, and was vice president of the Kentucky Tobacco Hall of Fame Museum. He served as chairman, vice chairman, and on the executive committee of the University of Kentucky board of trustees for over 20 consecutive years. He was a founding member of the UK Equine Research Foundation, a board member of the UK Business Partner Foundation, a charter member of the UK College of Agriculture Scovell Society, a UK Fellow, and a member of the University Development Council. He was a successful horseman and helped found the American Horse Council Inc. Over his lifetime, he received numerous awards and recognitions.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert N. Clay, Midway, and John W. Clay, Mt. Sterling; a daughter, Charlotte Clay Buxton, Washington D.C.; and seven grandchildren, Case Clay, Versailles, Heather Clay, New York, N.Y., John Will Clay, Turner Clay, and Libby Clay, all of Mt. Sterling, and Alexandra Buxton and Clay Buxton, Washington D.C. A brother, William C. Clay Jr., is deceased.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at the First Christian Church, Mt. Sterling. Honorary casket bearers will be Thomas Edwards, former Gov. Edward T. Breathitt, James E. Bassett, Dr. Otis Singletary, Dr. Peter J. Timoney, Robert McCowan, Gene Griffin, John Taylor, and Dr. Bruce A. Lucas. A graveside service for family members only will be held Friday morning at Machpelah Cemetery, Mt. Sterling.

Contributions are suggested to the Clay Community Center, P.O. Box 1474, Mt. Sterling, KY, or the Albert G. Clay Endowed Chair in Equine Reproductive Physiology, c/o the UK Equine Research Foundation, 805 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0339.

 

Dewes

Clyde “Buddy” Dewes, 63, of Georgetown, husband of Norine Miracle Dewes, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at his home.

A native of Scott County, he was the son of the late Clyde Taylor and Edna Lucille Robinson Dewes. He was a flying groom for H.E. Sutton Forwarding Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children, Mike Dewes, Georgetown, Lisa Paul, Versailles, Angela Royse, Georgetown, David Rainwater, Georgetown, Cathy Bailey, Lexington, and Dale Kidwell, Georgetown; 12 grandchildren, Michael and Charity Dewes, Brett Franklin, Shawn, and Travis Rainwater, Joanie and Aaron Royse, Kristin Paul, Jennifer Walker, Somer Kidwell, and Chasity and Taylor Warmouth; and six sisters, Katherine Moss, Ann Treadway, Betty Collins, Paulette Conrad, Jan Walker, and Jackie Warren. A brother, Bobby Gene Dewes, and a nephew, Mark Dewes, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at Johnson’s Funeral Home by Bro. Bobby Sageser and Chaplain Michael Powers. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Junior Paul, Terry, and Ron Conrad, Eugene Warren, David Dewes, and Tim Moss. Honorary bearers were Charlie Arthur, Bobby Warren, Jackie Covington, Tony and Ken Miracle, Joey Bartley, Ronnie Conrad, Ron Walker, Jamie Hampton, Larry Covington, and David Clark.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

E. Johnson

Elizabeth Sebastian Johnson, 93, of Nicholasville, widow of Robert Johnson, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Breathitt County, she was the daughter of the late Eli and Susan Arrowwood Sebastian.

Survivors include four sons, Andrew, Rockcastle County, and Reed, Charles, and Howard, all of Nicholasville; five daughters, Hannah Adams, Owenton, Lizzie Spicer, Breathitt County, Betty Horn, Richmond, Lu Simms, Versailles, and Patricia Rose, Berea; 32 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. Her eldest child, Pearl Humphries, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at the Deaton Funeral Home, Jackson. Burial was in the Sebastian family cemetery at Canoe in Breathitt County.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

M. Johnson

Mattie Allen Clark Johnson, 79, of Frankfort, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at her residence.

A native of Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late William Steward and Ida Mae Redmon Clark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Revival Tabernacle Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Pauline Johnson and Doris Johnson Preston, both of Lexington, and Debra Johnson Northup, Denver. Colo.; three sons, William Allen Johnson, Lexington, and Arnold L. Johnson and Lester Ray Johnson, both of Nicholasville; three sisters, Maggie Lewis, Frankfort, Stella Mae Shea, Versailles, and Jesibell Penn, Frankfort; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and 25 great-great grandchildren. A daughter, Ruby Bruner, and a brother, William Stewart Clark, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Byron Jessup. Casket bearers were Matthew Johnson, Joey Bruner, Rick Johnson, Paul Smith, Billy Preston, Virgil Preston, and Brandon Ogden. Honorary bearers were Wanda Wilhoite and Mrs. Johnson’s great grandchildren.

 

Rigney

Clyde Olson Rigney Sr., 71, of Salvisa, formerly of Versailles, husband of Vivian Louise McHatton Rigney, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County June 20, 1931, he was the son of the late Ernest E. and Louise V. Sharp Rigney. He was retired from the National Distillery, and was a Korean War veteran and a member of the Salvisa Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Debra Ann Brooks, Arkansas, and Sandra Lynn Graham, Lawrenceburg; two sons, Clyde O. Rigney Jr., Harrodsburg, and Michael Shannon Rigney, Salvisa; and eight grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Jason Clark. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were Travis Claunch, D.J. Stadnyk, Tony Goodrich, Brian Briscoe, Scott Brooks, Paul Proctor, Jason Brooks, and Joey Braham. Honorary bearers were Otis Rigney, Dubbie Johnson, Randall Graham, David Brooks, and David Darnell.

 

Sebree

Russell “Uncle Doodie” Sebree, 88, of Frankfort, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Russell and Minnie Calvert Sebree. He was a retired engineer for the Veterans Hospital, Lexington, and for Fort Knox.

His brothers and sisters, Ora Sebree, Everett Sebree, Raymond Sebree, Thomas Sebree, Charles Sebree, Mattie Burke, Naomi Hammonds, and Helen Pritchard, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at Rogers Funeral Home. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Roy Quire, John Wooldridge Jr., Donnie Mattingly, Terry Smith, Lowell Mitchell Jr., and Matt Fugate. Honorary bearers were Danny Clark, Tony Clark, Eddie Mitchell, Joseph Quire, Troy Ricketts, Doris Ward, Myrtle Rechenbach, and Harry Sebree.

 

Shannon

John Barry Shannon, 69, of Goldsboro, N.C., widower of Florence Waterman Shannon, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center of Goldsboro, of cancer.

Born June 9, 1933, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Charles Barry and Mary Smith Shannon. He was a retired employee of Dimon International, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of the Queen Street United Methodist Church, Kinston, N.C.

Survivors include two sons, John David Shannon, Raleigh, N.C., and John Barry Shannon Jr., Charleston, S.C.; a daughter, Elizabeth Shannon Mitchell, Goldsboro; two stepsons, Madison Armistead and George Robert Armistead, Raleigh; a niece, Barry Rankin Honican, Lexington; a nephew, Thomas A. Rankin Jr. and his children, Thomas A. Rankin III and Lindsay Shannon Rankin, Versailles; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at the Queen Street United Methodist Church.

Donations may be made to the Kitty Askins Hospice Center, Wayne Boulevard, Goldsboro, NC 27533.

 

Schultz

Helmut Clarence Schultz, 72, of Wilmore, husband of Norma Jean Schultz, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, of colon cancer.

An ordained minister of the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada, he spent 50 years in ministry, including 30 years in Japan with OMS International, and years as pastor of the Midway and Graefenburg United Methodist churches, the Wilmore Missionary Church, and the World Gospel Church, Terre Haute, Ind.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Malita Kim and Juli Hubbard, both of Virginia; three grandchildren, Austin, Clayton, and Emily Hubbard; two sisters, Margaret Reinke and Gertrude Knowles, Canada; and a brother, Norman Schultz, Canada.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at the Wilmore Presbyterian Church, and will be conducted again at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at the World Gospel Church, Terre Haute.

Contributions are suggested to the Schultz Devotional Fund, OMS International. P.O. Box A, Greenwood, IN 46142.

 

Warner

Billy Gene Warner, 61, of Lexington, widower of Daisy Warner, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at his residence.

A native of Lexington, he was the son of the late William and Martha Warner. He was the owner and manager of the Warner Imperial Service Station for 30 years, was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Harvest Worship Center.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Littrell, Lexington, and Patricia Duncan, Harlan; three stepsons, John Marlow, Midway, James Marlow, Arizona, and Marty Marlow, Louisville; two sisters, Cookie, Florida, and Sandy Upthegrove, Lexington; a half-brother, Gary Spicer, Lexington; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. A stepdaughter, Wanda Lee Goodlett, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at the Harvest Worship Center by the Rev. Dow Moses. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were Roger Dunaway, George Duncan, Tim Napier, Ricky Plowman, Randall Watkins, and Ken Menafee. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Wilson

Loran Thomas “Boe” Wilson, 59, of Versailles, husband of Loretta Stevens Wilson, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Woodford County Aug. 7, 1943, he was the son of the late Charlie Thomas and Rosa Jane Edwards Wilson. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of the Bell Point Community Church, Frankfort.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Carol McKinney, Berea, Phyllis Hudson, Midway, and Mary Lee, Frankfort; three sons, Loran Thomas “Tommy” Wilson Jr., Stevie James Wilson, and Lonnie Wilson, all of Versailles; three sisters, Maymie Thompson and Ruby Walker, both of Midway, and Gevania Brown, Versailles; a brother, William “Whistle” Wilson, Midway; 12 grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Three sisters, Frances Atwood, Wanda Traugott, and Lorane Wilson, a brother, James Lewis Wilson, and a granddaughter, Brittnay Nicole Wilson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at thew Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Ted Wigglesworth. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tommy, Stevie, and Lonnie Wilson, Donnie Hudson, Joshua Wilson, and Derrick Howard.

 

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