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August 25, 2011



Ernest B. "Buzzy" Craycraft, 61, of Versailles, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at the Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Scott County, he was the son of Vera Courtney Craycraft of Scottsburg, Ind., formerly of Versailles, and the late Ernest B. Craycraft Sr. A former horse farm employee, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Ernie (Susan) Barner, Glendale; three sisters, Peggy (Jimmy) Hedges, Crothersville, Ind., Sue (Dannie) Minton, Scottsburg, Ind., and Debbie (Don) Curtsinger, Ashland City, Tenn.; two brothers, David (Phyllis) Craycraft, Buckner, and Pete (Sandy) Craycraft, Georgetown; two grandchildren, Jesse and Evelyn Barner.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Layne. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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Jane Eubank Marston Hosea, 90, of Wilmington, N.C., widow of the Rt. Rev. Addison Hosea, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at her home.

A former resident of Versailles and Lexington, she moved to Wilmington in 1986. Her late husband of 41 years was the fourth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, who died shortly after his retirement in 1985. In her career, she was a teacher at Frankfort High School, and an administrative assistant at the University of Kentucky in the departments of English, French, and architecture.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Jane Hosea and Anne-Cameron Hosea, Wilmington, N.C.; a son, Addison (Kimberly) Hosea III, Lexington; a granddaughter, Kristin (Mike) Hosea Welch; a great-granddaughter, Katherine Reese Welch, Lexington; and a sister, Becky (Curtis) Wilson, Annapolis, Md.

Arrangements are pending due to Hurricane Irene.

Memorial gifts are suggested to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 101 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403, or to The Bishop Hosea Education Fund, Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507.



Elias "Mac" McDonald, 87, of Versailles, husband of Christine Lane McDonald, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Portland, Ind., he was the son of the late Elias Sr. and Augusta Ervin McDonald, one of 17 children. He served from 1943 until 1966 in the U.S. Navy and followed his service with over six years in the Naval Reserve. His service included both World War II and the Korean War and a career that included service on 24 naval vessels. He retired with the rank of chief petty officer. He was a member of the King’s Way Assembly of God Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sharon Lynn (Jeffrey) Ohler, Versailles; a son, Joseph (Janet Marie Shane) McDonald, Ann Arbor, Mich.; three sisters, Pearl Stipp, Bluffton, Ind., Ann Lafferty, Decatur, Ind., and Gelene Brickley, Ossian, Ind.; and two grandchildren, Ian James and Luke Andrew Shane-McDonald. His first wife and the mother of his children, Arline McDonald, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Jeff Johnson. Military honors and burial followed at Rose Crest Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Catherine Lynn Caress Morris, 52, of Versailles, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, of cancer.

She was the daughter of Gerald Allen and Mary Lee Caress.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by three children, Joshua, Megan, and Amy; and two brothers, David and Steven.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at South Elkhorn Christian Church, 4343 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the church. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

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