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August 24, 2006



Anna W. Adams, 82, of Lexington, widow of Charles D. Adams, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, in Greenville, S.C.

Born in Paintsville, she was the daughter of the late Oscar P. Williams Sr. and Anna Spradlin Williams. She was retired from human resource work for the Commonwealth of Kentucky She was a longtime member of Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas Patton Adams and Robert Charles Adams, both of Lexington; a daughter, Lisa Adams Crawford, Greenville, S.C.; a brother, Patton Williams, Versailles; and seven grandchildren, Jeremy and Jeffrey Adams, Timothy, Jessica, Daniel, Alissa, and Crystal Crawford. A grandson, Jonathan Adams, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 19, at Faith Baptist Church, Lexington. Burial was in the Williams Family Cemetery, Paintsville. W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be sent to the missionary fund at Faith Baptist Church.



Ricky Wilson Arterburn, 51, of Shore Acres Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center Hospital.

Born Feb. 4, 1955. in Gallatin, Tenn., he was the son of the late John Wilson and Susie Viola Dickerson Arterburn. He was an archivist for the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives in Frankfort for 15 years.

Survivors include his former wife, Debbie Foy, Frankfort.

A service is planned for a later date at the Capital Church of the Nazarene in Frankfort.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon.

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Betty Harris, 58, of Bethelridge, wife of Sherril Harris, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born Feb. 7, 1948, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Riley and Dora Noe Long. She was a certified nursing assistant at the Casey County Hospital and was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Linda Harris, Somerset, and Tiny Keith, Nancy; two sons, Larry Harris, Bethelridge, and Sherril Harris Jr., Eubank; two brothers, Therman Long, Liberty, and Larry Long, Versailles; six sisters, Mary Wilson, Helen Passmore, and Karen Noe, all of Liberty, Donna Martin and Teresa Elkins, both of Hopkinsville, and Barb Camdon, Whiteland, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers, J.C. Long and Denver Dillingham, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 24, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, Liberty, by Bro. Don Clark, Bro. Steve Glenn, and Bro. Glenn Boss. Burial will be in Hill Top Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Kendall Smith, George, Larry, and David Long, Brandon and Gregory Wilson, and Donald Kelly.



Ruby Drake Harrison, 59, of Lexington, widow of Kenneth V. Harrison, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Wanda Baker Drake.

Survivors include three daughters, Dawn Hossman, Kim Harrison, and Shana Harrison, all of Lexington; a grandson, Caleb Harrison; a brother, Jerry Drake, Concord, N.C.; two nephews, Jon Drake, Concord, N.C., and Chris Drake, Powhatan, Va.; a niece, Melissa Drake Barnhardt, Concord, N.C.; a great-niece; four great-nephews; and a special cousin, Debbie Barnes, Lexington.

A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home. Harrodsburg Road, by Minister Ronnie Hupp.



Johnnie C. McIntosh, 82, of Georgetown, widower of Geneva Turner McIntosh, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

Born Feb. 28, 1924, in Hazard, he was the son of the late Albert and Susan McIntosh. He was retired from Peachtree Doors in Norcross, Ga.

Survivors include four daughters, Faye Evans, Frankfort, Mary Elizabeth McIntosh, Winder, Ga., and Linda Turner Lane and Jallie Caudill, both of Alphretta, Ga.; two sons, Kelly McIntosh, Georgetown, and Jerry McIntosh, Cincinnati, Ohio; four brothers, Lloyd, Booster, Taylor, and Hershel McIntosh, all of Hazard; four sisters, Ann Fields, Gail Fraley, Carol Riley, and Betty Mullins; 18 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Lillie Combs, and a son, Clay McIntosh, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 24, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, by the Rev. Ned Turner. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at the Turner Cemetery in Hazard. Mr. McIntosh’s grandsons will serve as casket bearers.

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Mary K. Mosser, 60, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006.

Born in Shepherdsville, she was the daughter of the late James Robert Lawson and Edna Adams Sherrard. She was a retired cafeteria and custodial employee of Woodford County schools and a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Martha Ellen Smith, Frankfort, Terry Lynn Logan, Lawrenceburg, and Russell Lee Mosser, Frankfort; two sisters, Deborah Coleman, Indiana, and Cheryl White, Louisville; two brothers, Robert Lee Lawson and Charles Lawson, both of Louisville; and five grandchildren, Jo Ann Marie Reed, James Robert Reed, Shelby Smith, Damon Mosser, and Pamela Grace Mosser. Two sisters, Anna Marie Lawson and Martha Fargher; and a brother, Luther Ray Lawson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 19, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Matte of the Frankfort First Church of God. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jason Chapman, Dr. Rob Hutchinson, Vernon Smith, Paul Stahler, Mike Wright, and Steve Ward.

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Sharon Jones Peffer, 51, of Versailles, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006 in Frankfort.

Born June 24, 1955, in Harlan, she was the daughter of the late Blaine Merritt and Joyce Ann Powell Jones. She was a health care provider and worked at the Stewart Home for eight years.

Survivors include a daughter, Christy Wise, Frankfort; two sons, John Jones, Versailles, and H. Sidney Peffer III, Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Janice Dulin, Versailles, and Kim Kirk, Benham; and five grandchildren. A sister, Susie Creech, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles, Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Steve Drury. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Justin Jones, Howard Peffer, Cornell Coffey, Jason Berry, Manson Goodlett Jr., and Donald Tennill. Honorary bearers were Sydney Peffer, Jackson Jones, Amanda Wise, Whitley Wise, Shelby Walker.

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Tevis Caleb Shaw, 20, of Lexington, son of Martin Vandiviere and Katherine W. Shaw, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, in Pine Ridge.

Born in Woodford County, he was a graduate of Lafayette High School and was enrolled at the University of Kentucky, majoring in linguistics. He enjoyed music, literature, the Red River Gorge, and travel. Most recently he worked as a sous chef at Bellini's.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Avivah Lynn Shaw and Leandra Ruth Forman, both of Lexington; his maternal grandparents, Potter and Joyce Shaw, Woodstock Vt.; his maternal grandmother, Jennifer Shaw, Tucson, Ariz.; his paternal grandmother, Irene Vandiviere, Lancaster; aunts and uncles Christopher and Betty Vandiviere, Mike and Kara Curtis, Ethan and Shelly Shaw, Liam and Michelle Shaw, Kate Shaw, and Matthew and Cary Williams; great aunts and uncles Ward and Susan Shaw and Eric and Sandy Williams; cousins Tucker and Jack Curtis, Ella Shaw, Brian Vandiviere, and Bennett Williams.

Services will be conducted at noon Friday, Aug. 25, at Quest Community Church. Burial will follow at the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Pilar DeSha, Cole Cornell, Ethan Shaw, Paul Masterson, Brian Manley, Dan Rivette and Nate Miller. Visitation will be today, Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington.

The family requests that donations be made in Tevis's name to the Lexington Public Library Foundation, Central Branch Library, 140 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507.



Rose Phelps Walton, 60, of 109 Sable Avenue, wife of Lewis R. Walton, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006.

The daughter of the late Arvil C. and Sarah Margaret Cotton Phelps, she was a retired 22 year employee of Texas Instruments and was a member of the Versailles Pentecostal Church of God.

In addition to her husband of 42 years, she is survived by two daughters, Rhonda Gail Franklin, Georgetown, and Lou Ann Abner, Versailles; a son, Thomas L. Walton, Versailles; four sisters, Christine Sharp and Geraldine White, both of Georgetown, Mary Elizabeth Robinson, Lexington, and Julie Ballard, Dayton, Ohio; four brothers, Arvil Phelps Jr. and Robert Phelps, both of Versailles, Ray Phelps, Oklahoma, and James Phelps, Harrodsburg; and six grandchildren, Jesse Abner, Michelle Callahan, Josh Preston, Ronnie Callahan, Thomas Abner, and Samantha Walton.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Smith and James Phelps. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ronnie Callahan, Thomas Abner, Jesse Abner, Josh Preston, Jeffrey Lowry and Lee Allen Walton.

Memorials are suggested to the Pentecostal Church of God.

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