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August 23, 2001


William H. Bell

William Harold Bell, 83, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Lexington, widow of Velma Hill, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001.

He was the son of the late Jacob Bell and May Curd.
Survivors include four daughters, Beverly Braun, Ft. Meyers, Fla., Linda Vanaman, Chapel Hill, N.C., Sharon Rouse, Versailles, and Kaye Bell, Los Angeles, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Kei, Ury, and Tok Braun, Randolph and John Vanaman, Jamie Foley, Heather Hogan, and Julianne Walden; a brother, Ben Bell; four sisters, Carmen Rogers, Ethel Atha, Anna Mullen, and Charlotte Price. A sister, Evelyn Farmer, is deceased.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort KY 40601.


Noah Creth

Noah Creth, 99, of Lexington, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late James Sr. and Lizzie W. Guyn. He was a member of the Polk Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Beulah Creth Guyn; grandchildren George L. Jr., General Ge'lawn, Elijahwon, Tereka, Octavier Guyn, William, Dewight, James, Phillip Jackson, Carmelia Hines, Nanny Davis, Lonnie, Marvin Davis, and Erika Bell. A grandson, Dwayne Jackson, is deceased.

Graveside serviceswere conducted Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, by the Rev. O.L. Hughes. 


Paul M. Kinnaird

Paul McKee Kinnaird, 78, of Lexington, former Midway College board of trustees member, husband of Betty F. Kinnaird, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001.

A native of Lexington, he was the son of the late John Gill and Margaret Morrow Kinnaird. He was former vice president of Ashland Oil Inc. He was a member of the American Petroleum Institute, the National Petroleum Refinery Association, chairman of the board of Ashland Community College, a board member of King's Daughters Hospital, Ashland, and the International Book Project. He was a UK Fellow and a member of the Ashland and Lexington Rotary clubs. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II, and was a member of the Session and a Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church, Ashland, and was a member of Walnut Hill Church, Lexington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Dr. Paul Kinnaird Jr., Rocky Mount, N.C.; two daughters, Elizabeth Ragsdale, Lexington, and Dr. Margaret Kinnaird, Bogor, Indonesia; and five grandchildren, Megan Kinnaird, Washington, D.C., Lindsey Kinnaird, Rocky Mount, N.C., Emily Ragsdale, Hallie Ragsdale, and Margaret Ragsdale, all of Lexington. A brother, John Morrow Kinnaird, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at Walnut Hill Church by Dr. John C. Cavendish and the Rev. Dr. Robert K. Landrum.
Memorials are suggested to Lexington Salvation Army, the Hope Center, the International Book Project, the Lexington Rotary Club Endowment Fund, or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.


Emerin S. Reeves

Emerin S. Bradley Reeves, 84, of Lexington, widow of H. Clyde Reeves, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital.

A native of Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Hazel O'Rear Bradley. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church. Colonial Dames, was a Fellow at the University of Kentucky, a member of the Pendennis Club, and an honoree of the Kentucky Heritage Council.

Survivors include a daughter, Hazel O'Rear Reeves, Corvallis, Ore.; a son, Edward Bradley Reeves, Morehead; five grandchildren, Mandy Hatfield, Lexington, Josh Hatfield and Emerin Hatfield, both of Corvallis, Ore., Alexandra Reeves and Suzanne Reeves, both of Morehead.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, in the Frankfort Cemetery by the Rev. Sam Pendergrast.


William R. Smith

William Robert "Skeeter" Smith, 50, of Lexington, formerly of Lawrenceburg, husband of Anna Sharon Carpenter Smith, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at his home of an apparent heart attack.

A native of Anderson County, he was the son of the late Everett Charles Smith and Flora Anna McKee. He was a technician for the Department of Transportation. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam, and a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church.

Other survivors include three sons, Jason Carpenter, Lexington, Tony McCann, Georgia, and Robert Tyler Smith, Lawrenceburg; two daughters, Vivian Smith, Versailles, and Tasha Rochelle Smith, Lawrenceburg; a grandson, Kyree Carpenter, Lexington; nine brothers, Darnell Pleasant Jr., Frankfort, Tony Smith, Lexington, Charles Stewart "Dag" McKee, Raymond Murphy, James Robert Murphy, William Franklin "Cookie" Murphy, all of Lawrenceburg, George Murphy, Versailles, Daniel Murphy, Lexington, and Emmett Murphy, Louisville; nine sisters, Vanessa McKee, Charlene Harvey and Georgetta Pleasant, Lawrenceburg, Barbara Smith, Lexington, Pat Rowe and Josephine Brooks, Versailles, Bonnie Elliott, Indianapolis, Ind., Paula Murphy, Winchester, and Cathy Murphy, Cincinnati, Ohio; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. His foster parents, James and Lucy Penny Murphy, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at Evergreen Baptist Church by Dr. Barry Johnson. Burial was in Woodlawn Hills Cemetery.

Gash Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceburg, was in charge of arrangements.


Morris Williams

Morris Williams, 85, of Lawrenceburg, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at his home after an illness.
A native of Jamestown, he was the son of the late Owen and Amanda Bradshaw Williams. He was a retired truck driver for Duncan-McFarland Feed Store in Lawrenceburg, and a security guard for the state Health Department.

Survivors include three sons, Alfred Davis Williams, Wilmore, Marshall Morris Williams, Jamestown, and Terry Lawrence Williams, Denver; five daughters, Betty Morris and Teresa Knox, both of Indianapolis, Ind., Barbara Jones and Evelyn Smith, both of Marion, Ind., and Sandra Walker, St. Louis, Mo.; six stepsons, Ernest Guthrie and Jackie Maxberry, both of Lawrenceburg, Paul Ellis, Harrodsburg, Jewell Gill, Versailles, Guy Harvey, Louisville, and William Murphy, Shelbyville; five stepdaughters, Shirley Bean, Arnetta Harvey, Sue Harvey, and Ivy Brooks, all of Lawrenceburg, and Peggy Washington, Frankfort; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 24 step-grandchildren; and 14 step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Two sons, Melvin Bruce and Paul Douglas Williams; a stepson, Robert Cunningham; two brothers, Lawrence and Winfield Williams; and four sisters, Evelyn Williams, Eliza Winfrey, Marie Davis and Zilpha Bruce, are deceased.

Services were conducted at Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at Gash Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lawrenceburg, by the Rev. John K, Cunningham. Burial was in Woodlawn Hills Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jackie Maxberry, Paul Ellis, William Earl Bixler, Jerry Gritton, Gene Sears, and Alonzo Gill. Honorary bearers will be James Smith, Denise McKee, Johnny Thurman, Will Eddie McKee, and Wyatt Cunningham.


John H. Woolums

John H. Woolums, 91, of Frankfort, widower of Blanche Thurman Woolums, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at his residence.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Richard and Maggie Hemaway Woolums. He was a farmer and a member of the Crestwood Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Artice Lester Woolums and Jimmy A. Woolums, both of Frankfort; and seven grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home, Frankfort, by the Rev. Wallace Kent. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were his grandsons.


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