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Versailles, Ky.


 

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August 28, 2008

 

Booth

Elizabeth Devers Booth, 84, widow of Grover Booth, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born May 5, 1924, in Sandusky, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Maggie Devers. She was a member of the Midway United Methodist Church and was retired from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathie (George) Booth Berends, Nicholasville; a daughter-in-law, Kathy (Pete) Hawley, Versailles; three grandchildren, Laura and Keith Booth and David Berends; and three great-grandchildren, Kevin Booth and Shelby and Noah Sorrell. A son, David Booth, two brothers and a sister, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Carl Townsend. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Pete Hawley, George Berends, Troy Sebree, Junior Sharp, Richard Brooks, and Rocky Finley.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Brown

Clinton D. Brown, 44, husband of Teresa Robertson Brown, father of Nathan and Nicholas Brown, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, in an accident on Shady Lane Road.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Marvin and Carolyn Wise Brown. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition to his wife and sons, he is survived by two sisters, Pam Brown and Marlene Mason, both of Lexington; two brothers, Bryan Brown, Lawrenceburg, and Marvin Brown Jr., Versailles.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Donnie Scott. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Rodney Thompson, Clayton Brooks, Tyrone Washington, Austin Murphy, Derek Darnell, and Ron Sharp. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 28, at the funeral home.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Caise

Herbert Hoover Caise, 79, of Lexington, husband of Barbara Beatty Caise, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at his home.

Born Aug. 13, 1929, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late James Russell and Mattie Feck Caise. He and his wife had a plastering and real estate business for over 50 years. He was a member of New Vine Baptist Church, where he served for over 60 years. He was chairman of the deacon board and a Sunday school teacher. He was also a veteran of the Korean War while serving in the U.S. Army.

In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by four children, Linnea Caise Ramsey (Robert), Clemmie Caise Pierre (Joseph), Herbert H. Caise Jr. and Reginald F. Caise; three brothers, Joseph Caise (Nannie), James Caise (Alberta), and Felemer Caise, Sacramento, Calif.; four sisters, Virginia Shelby, Nannie Clayborne, Elizabeth Morton, and Helen Beatty; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Victor Fisher (Connie). Four brothers, Isaac Edward, David Lee, John Jacob and Harry Caise; and two sisters, Mattie Arnold and Bessie Jones, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 23, at New Vine Baptist Church by the Rev. Stewart T. Peoples. Burial was in the New Vine Cemetery.

 

Caise

William P. Caise Sr., 80, of Nicholasville, widower of Carrie Mae Turpin Caise, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008.

The son of the late John Elmer and Katie Caise in Woodford County, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Versailles and later the East Maple Street Christian Church, where he served as an elder. He retired from Greyhound TrailWays bus lines after 36 years and served as a bus monitor with the Jessamine County Board of Education.

Survivors include four children, Dorice Brown (Willey), William Jr., Arnita M., and Michelle Caise, a niece, Mary Harris; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; six sisters, Nannie Bland, Versailles, Ruthe Garner, Versailles, Anna Katherine, Versailles, Virginia, White Plains, N.Y., and twins Mary and Martha, Berkley; and a brother, Paul, Lexington. Three siblings, John Elmer, James Louis, and Robert Edward Caise, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the East Maple Street Christian Church. Burial was in the Locust Grove Cemetery. O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Graves

Icye Murphy Graves, of Frankfort, widow of Leslie "Buck" Graves, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008.

Born in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Rueben and Nannie Lathram Murphy. She was a retired employee of the Kentucky Retirement System and a member of Buck Run Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Carole (Ed) Palko, Frankfort; two grandchildren, Butch (Marcella) Graves and Tammy Palko (Chris) Justice; two great-grandchildren, Chuck Graves and Shane Graves; and four great-great-grandchildren, Lee Graves, Jonathan Graves, Lauren Graves, and Nick Graves. A son, Bobby R. Graves, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Dr. Hershel York and David Clinkenbeard. Casket bearers were Dariel Rexroat, Chris Justice, Pete Wright, Ronnie Jump, John Scott, and Carlos Cracraft.

Donations may be made to the Buck Run Baptist Church World Hunger Fund.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Mahoney

James Gerard Mahoney Sr., 78, of Versailles, formerly of Bath County, husband of Jennifer Mahoney, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at his residence following a brief illness.

Born in New York, he became an avid horseman in his early teens and remained active with thoroughbred horses through his last days. Throughout his lifetime he has worked on the horse track and as a driver and dispatcher for Central Truck Lines while living in Hialeah, Fla. He moved to Bath County upon his retirement to raise farm animals, grow gardens and train his own horse. He also remained active in his church, singing in the choir and teaching Sunday school. Seven years ago, he sold the farm and moved to Versailles to be closer to Keene-land and the thoroughbred training center in Lexington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children, James Jr. (Tammy), Helen Coe (Custer), Stephanie, Dahlia Patterson, Kevin Barrett (Kim), and Conrad Barrett; 11 grandchildren, Rick, Christy, Carrie, J.D., Jessica, James III, Emily, Anisha, Iyanna, Markez and Sylenna; six great-grandchildren, Macie, Madeline, Malia, Landon, Nichole and Emily; and a brother, Edward Mahoney (Margie).

Memorial services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 24, at Woodford Community Christian Church.

 

Matthews

Clara B. "Tooter" Barnes Matthews, 96, of Versailles, widow of Virgil "Turley" Matthews, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at the Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles.

Born July 13, 1912, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Polly Jett Barnes.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann (Jimmy) Gaunce, Versailles, and Jane Jackson, Cincinnati, Ohio; a son, Bob Matthews, Versailles; a brother, Lorraine Barnes, Frankfort; six grandchildren, Wayne Spalding, Iraq, Brent Spalding, Versailles, Matt Matthews, Versailles, Richard Jackson, Ohio, and Debbie Matthews, Versailles, who was also her caregiver; and three great-grandchildren. A son, Wayne Matthews, a grandson, Marty Matthews, five sisters and two brothers, are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 24, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Chaplain Kevin A. Pearce. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brent Spalding, Matt Matthews, Richard Jackson, Eric Spalding, Ross Sanders, and Brit Sanders.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Mitchell

William J. "Bill" Mitchell Jr. 54, of Midway, husband of Mary Sue Mitchell, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, of pancreatic cancer.

He enjoyed working with his family on the farm in Woodford County and was a deacon at Gardenside Christian Church in Lexington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Adam (Jessica) and Lucas Mitchell; his parents, William J. and Patsy Mitchell; a sister, Brenda Seiferth; and two brothers, David (Jenny) and Donald (Kelly) Mitchell.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 28, at Gardenside Christian Church. Private burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Donations be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Rehmel

Edward DeWayne Rehmel, 68, of Lexington, husband of Marie Anne Rehmel, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008.

The son of Anna Rehmel and the late Raymond Rehmel, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a retired computer programmer of Lexmark. After retirement, he served as director of maintenance for King’s Way Assembly of God in Versailles.

In addition to his wife of 45 years, he is survived by two sons, Steven (Barbara) and Don (Lisa) Rehmel, both of Lexington; five siblings, LaDonna (Richard) Gay, Michigan, Bob, Patricia, and Roy (Karen) Rehmel, Indiana, and Betty (Keith) McCartney, Indiana; five grandchildren, Clay, Tyler, Kelli, Celeste, and Ian Rehmel; and two special nephews Jeff (Mary) and Ronald (Michelle) Rehmel. A son, Michael, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 23, at King’s Way Assembly of God by the Rev. Jeff Johnson, the Rev. Joseph Girdler, the Rev. Michael Krupa and the Rev. Patsy Dennis. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ronald and Jeffrey Rehmel, William Herrington, Tom Conley, Bryce Schuller, Cletus Puckett, Dexter Speck and David Meyers. W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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