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August 29, 2013

 

Bartlett

Stanley David Bartlett, 59, son of Rowena Bartlett Maines of Versailles and the late Lee William Maines, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Georgia.

He was born in Versailles.

Survivors include two children, Brandon Bartlett, Lexington, and Whitney Bartlett, Pike County; three brothers, Raymond (Shirley) Bartlett, Washington County, and James (Jo Ann) Bartlett and Tommy (Rita) Bartlett, both of Versailles; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Michael Maines, is deceased.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 29, in the Versailles Cemetery. There is no visitation. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Guestbook at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Carver

Zelma Florida Tucker Carver, 71, of Deland, Fla., widow of William Carver, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at her home.

Born Sept. 26, 1941, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late James Oscar Tucker and Katherine Blair Tucker. She attended Pisgah School in Versailles and was a member of East Pinckard Baptist Church. She retired to Florida from her job at Bio-Rad Laboratories Corp Division, California, and previously from Johnson & Johnson, New Jersey. She loved dogs and horses.

Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Fife Taylor, Winchester; a son, Anthony Montalvo, California; two granddaughters, Jennifer Young and Amanda Taylor; a great-granddaughter, Baylee Young; three sisters: Billie Bowers (Ronald), Kathy Belcher (Duane), and Yvonne Toles (Doug); three brothers, Danny Tucker (Glenn), Charles Tucker, and Joseph Tucker (Linda); and numerous nieces and nephews. Two sons, Jerry Morris Jr., and Donnie Fife, and two brothers, James "Jr." Olsen Tucker (Shirley) and Garnett Tucker, are deceased.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 29, at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Frankfort, by the Rev. Mike Butler.

 

Foster

Letha Johnson Foster, 95, of Versailles, widow of Lawrence "Monk" Foster, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

Born Aug. 2, 1918, in Indianapolis, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Annie Agee Johnson. She was a member of First Christian Church and Sweet Adelines.

Survivors include a son, James C. (Donna) Foster, Lawrenceburg; a granddaughter, Johnna M. Foster, Versailles; a brother, Joe S. (Betty) Johnson, Millville; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Edna M. Watts, and a brother, Ralph E. Johnson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 26, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Marcus Lynn. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Shirley Watts, Charles Johnson, Ray Wilson, C.L. Watts, Ryan Finnell, and Bill Phelps.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Building Fund, Versailles, or Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Condolences may be made at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

 

Givan

Glenn Aaron Givan, 59, of Frankfort, husband of Rebecca Sue Ackerman, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at his home.

Born Jan. 13, 1954, in Breckinridge County, he was the son of Margaret Hoskinson and the late Paul Edward Givan. He worked for the Department of Transportation as a civil engineer.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Melanie Valdivieso, Versailles, and April Givan, Murray; three brothers, Paul Givan, Indiana, and Steve Givan and David Givan, both of Louisville; and two grandchildren, Lydia and Alicia Valdivieso.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be offered online at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

 

Granville

Harold Benjamin "Ben" Granville Jr., 55, of Lexington, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Lexington.

An engineer and former employee of Serv-Air, Inc., he was a 1976 graduate of Lafayette High School, attended Eastern Kentucky University, and was a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. He was born in Versailles and was a member of St. Paul AME Church.

Survivors include his parents, Harold B. Sr. and Myrtle Brown Granville, Lexington; a daughter, Kahla Granville, Indianapolis, Ind.; three sisters, Robin (Orestes) Harris, Richmond, Veronica (Bobby) Mattingly, Versailles, and Stacey Granville, Lexington; two brothers, Bruce J. (Sandra) Granville, Georgetown, and Leonard Parker, Lexington; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Versailles. A funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday by the Rev. James E. Smith. Cremation will follow services. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Guestbook at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Smedley

Selbert C. Smedley, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Born Aug. 24, 1937, in Midway, he was the son of the late Irvin and Mattie Brown Smedley. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include three sisters, Betty (Estill) Collins, Ruth (Donnie Spivey) Fenison, and Patricia (Jamie) Justice; a brother, Valis (Grace) Smedley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 26, at Betts & West Funeral Home by Bro. Michael Wayne Smedley. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Joe Hurt, Jodie Dunn, Adam Cobb, Valis and Jerry Smedley, and Scotty Byler.

Guestbook at www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com.

 

Thompson

Vera Florence Gregory Thompson, 91, of Versailles, widow of Roy Thompson, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.

Born March 14, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ida Mae Estill Gregory. She was a member of Millville Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Elaine (Joe) Hartman, Florida; a son, Buford "Butch" (Wanda) Turley, Millville; four grandchildren, Jeff and David Hartman, Michael Turley, and Darlene Burgess; and nine great-grandchildren. A grandson, Mark Hartman, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Jeff Douglas. Burial will follow in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jeff Hartman, Michael Turley, Tom Burgess, Alex Burgess, David Turley, and Shirley Caudle. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 29, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

 

Wash

Claude Wash Jr., 90, husband of Pansy (McBride) Wash, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

Born March 14, 1923, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Claude and Trixie Wash. He retired from General Electric in Lexington. He was a charter member of Gardenside Christian Church.

Survivors include three children, Charles A. (Grace) Wash, Winchester, Michael C. (Julie) Wash, Versailles, and Rhonda G. (Roger) Jones, Lexington; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Campbell; and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers, Robert, Allen and John Wash, and a sister, Lucille Chism, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Clark Legacy Center at Brannon Crossing, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Charlie Delaney. Burial followed at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Michael Wash Jr., Johnny Wash, Talon Jones, Chris Welch, Shane Lyons, and Hunter Lewis. Honorary bearer was his special nephew, Kenneth Chism.

Condolences may be made at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

 

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