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August 22, 2013



Gordon M. Campbell, Jr., PhD., 38, of Louisville, formerly of Lexington, husband of Ann West Campbell, died suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in Louisville.

The son of Gordon M. Campbell Sr. of Versailles and the late Susan Watts Campbell, he was an Eagle Scout, and a graduate of Lexington Catholic High School, where he played soccer. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky, received his masterís degree from Western Kentucky University, and completed his doctorate at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was a member of the "Rioters" reggae band while in college, playing in the Lexington area. He was the manager of the Marketing, Strategy and Insights Group for Anthem Wellpoint in Louisville and had several professional published articles.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two children, Molly and James Campbell; a sister, Jamie Campbell Megginson (Ron), Lynchburg, Va.; a brother, Arran Campbell, Louisville; a stepbrother, Cary Burnett Howard (Kathy), Lexington; and his maternal grandmother, Jeanne Watts, Versailles. His maternal grandfather, Dr. Frank S. Watts, DMD, and his paternal grandparents, James Douglas and Mollie Yocum Campbell, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 19, at St. Johnís Episcopal Church by Fr. Philip Linder and Fr. Charles Howell. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Arran Campbell, Ed West, Steve Watts, Bill Watts, Patrick Watts, and Cary B. Howard.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

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Mayme Wilson Coppage, 92, of Versailles, widow of Harold Coppage, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 29, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Della Howard Wilson. She was a retired Rand McNally employee, a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, and had attended the Versailles United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Hedges (George), Versailles; a son, Robert V. Webber (Linda), Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren, Jill (Kevin) Hall, Lisa (J. R.) Couch, Jeffery (Wendy) Webber, and Karla Webber, and six great-grandchildren, Ben Couch, Sarah Czack, Alexandria Czack, Abigail Couch, Rebekah Hall, and Kamryn Hall. Three sisters, Ruby Lloyd, Margaret Lloyd, Bert Watts, and two brothers, Howard Wilson and Woodrow Wilson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kevin Hall, J.R. Couch, David Lloyd, Ben Couch, Curtis Lloyd, and Buster Lloyd. Honorary bearers were Sarah Czack, Alexandria Czack, Abigail Couch, Rebekah Hall, Kamryn Hall, Jeff Webber, and Karla Webber.

Memorials are suggested to the Versailles Baptist Church or to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Walter Lee "Papaw" Dotson, 63, of Versailles, husband of Wanda Dews, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.

Born March 13, 1950, he was the son of the late Price Dotson and Claire DeMoss Dotson. He retired from Quad/Graphics after 44 years of service. He was also a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife of 40 years, he is survived by two daughters, Tabitha (Jimmy) Atkins and Tammy (Bryan) Willett, both of Lexington; a son, John Travis (Caressa) Dotson; two sisters, Deloris "Dodie" Warford and Joyce (Brian) Boettcher; a brother, Elmer (Brenda) Dotson; and a sister-in-law, Helen Dews, all of Versailles; a brother-in-law, Robert (Carolyn) Dews, South Carolina; and seven grandchildren, Reese and Natalie Willett, Austin and Cameron Atkins, Trevor, Riley and Triton Dotson.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 19, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Pastor Bryan Roberts. Casket bearers were Tommy Dotson, Darren Graves, Bob Warfield, George Beasley, Brandon Ratliff, Robert Warfield, Scott Cooper and Aaron Dews. Honorary bearers were Sandy Redmon, Clyde Ritchey, Dave Penn, Ernie Lancaster, and Trevor Dotson.

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Marileigh Roe Howe, 53, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, died Thursday, Aug, 15, 2013, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of Roy Roe of Winchester and the late Mary Elizabeth Stratton Roe. She was an apartment manager.

In addition to her father, she is survived by a son, Jeremiah (Amy) Smith, Garrard County; two brothers, Lee Roe and Gary Roe, both of Lexington; a sister, Karen Davidson, Lexington; and four grandchildren, Naomi Smith, Winter Gresham, Elizabeth Smith, and Cheyenne Bowens.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Donald Carter. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to services. Burial will be in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Ansel Roe, Bobby Roe, Loranza "Junior" Roe, Gary Roe, Roy Lee Roe, and Steven Taylor. Honorary bearers will be Bill Hendren and Jack Roe.

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Paul Leonard Jackson, 82, of Frankfort, husband of Dora Elkins, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

Born Jan. 23, 1931, he was the son of the late William Jackson and Lillian Hackworth. He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Westview Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Paul Jackson, Versailles, and Franklin Jackson, Millville; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Graveside services were conducted Thursday, Aug. 15, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Jeff Douglas.

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Earl Jason Webb Sr., 70, passed away at his home in Woodford County on August 18, 2013. He was born in Bourbon County on Feb. 27, 1943, the 4th son of the late Ben and Bonnie Webb of Paris.

Jason is survived by siblings, Donald (Ella) and Gary Dean (Bonnie) Webb of Paris, Gene Webb of Versailles, and Barb Webb (Bradley) Reeves of Lexington. He was preceded in death by his brother, Virgil (Helen) Webb of Winchester.

Jason Webb celebrated 50 years of marriage with Patsy Clemons Webb in 2012. They have 3 sons, Earl Jason, Jr. (Lois), Gerald Ray (Kim), and Leslie Frank (Julie) Webb. Jason and Patsyís grandchildren are Corey; Andrew; Tyler (Carrie); Cody; Branson; Luke; Daniale; Justin; Jacie; Blair; Chris and Katie. Their great-grandchildren are Jarissa; Aiden; KK; Zander; Riley; Jailen; Jeremiah; Lillie and Ava.

Jason Webb furthered agricultural diversity for the past thirty years while farming on Lucy Winchesterís farm in Woodford County. He raised tobacco and ran a large cow/calf operation while harvesting hay crops, growing feed corn and soybeans and manufacturing sorghum. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener.

Jason is greatly loved by his mother-in-law, Dorothy Clemons Miller, his family, many nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Jason will be eternally missed.

Casket bearers will be Corey, Andrew, Tyler, and Cody, Branson and Luke Webb, Justin Taylor, David Allen, Mike Jones, and Todd Puckett. Honorary bearers will be Richard Clemons, Bradley Reeves, Pruitt VanMeter, James Allen-CB, Lucy Winchester, Willie and Lucy Parrish, Leslie Berry, Billy Ray Lutes, and Bud and John Clemons.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, August 23, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris, with interment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM on Thursday, Aug. 22.

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