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August 3, 2006



Ruth Woltz Alford Carr, 85, of Durham, N.C. ,wife of George Watts Carr Jr., widow of William Van Meter Alford and Inman Brandon, died Thursday, July 27, 2006, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, after a long illness.

Born Sept. 27, 1920, in Gastonia, N.C., she was the daughter of Albert Edgar and Daisy Mackie Woltz. She graduated St. Mary's College, Raleigh, N.C. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Idle Hour Country Club, Colonial Dames, and the Keeneland Club, Lexington.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, RADM William Van Meter Alford Jr., Honolulu, Hawaii, and Farra McRae Alford, Lexington; a brother, Dr. John Henry Early Woltz, Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren, William Van Meter Alford III, Haddon Van Meter Alford, Caroline Mackie Alford, Eleanor Coleman Alford, Katherine McRae Alford, Elizabeth Alford Rice, and Farra McRae Alford Jr.; two great-grandchildren, James Evans Rice IV and Katherine Samford Rice. A brother, William Kingsbury Woltz, and two sisters, Elizabeth Woltz Currie and Katharine Green Farinholt, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, July 31, at First Presbyterian Church Chapel by the Rev. Dr. Lee Bowman and the Rev. Dr. Victor Priebe. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Holcombe Tucker Green Jr., William Kingsbury Woltz Jr., John Milward, Greg Milward, Farra M. Alford Jr., W. VanMeter Alford III, J. Evans Rice III and Paul Caise. Honorary bearers were Sam Walton, Ambrose W. Givens and James Edward Bassett III. W.R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Taylor Manor, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383; the Sanders- Brown Center on Aging, 800 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536, or the George Watts Carr Library Fund, Wilson Library, CB #3930, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.



Frances C. Dulin, 94, of Lexington, died Friday, July 28, 2006.

She was the daughter of the late Ben and Elsie Chipley. She was retired from IBM and was a member of the Hill-N-Dale Christian Church, where she was the oldest member.

Survivors include two sons, Howard Dulin, Memphis, Tenn., and William Dulin, Versailles; two daughters, Betty May, Plymouth, Ind., and Lillian Hash, Lexington; two sisters, Flora Sharp and Maxine Garrison, both of Lexington; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A son, James Dulin, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Bro. David Welsh and Joshua Fee. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Contributions are suggested to a charity of one's choice.



Lila Goins, 78, of Versailles, wife of Charles “Chuck” Goins, died Monday, July 31, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born June 3, 1928, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Alonzo and Stella Bowman. She was a retired employee of Jim Beam Distillery.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Sherwood, Versailles; a son, Tommy Goins, Versailles; five sisters, Alma Waford and Kitty Riddle, both of Lawrenceburg, Anna Belle Gill, Laura Robinson and Annetta Robinson, all of Versailles; a brother, Johnny Bowman, Versailles; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 3, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Byron Jessup and Bro. Kenny Robinson. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Kelly Bowman, Jeff Serber, Tim Robinson, Mike Robinson, Larry Bowman, and Sammy Riddle. Honorary bearers will be Denny Riddle, Donnie Bowman, Lonnie Bowman, Keith Phillips, Marty Bowman, and Patrick Bowman.

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William Eugene Haynes Sr., 89, of Lexington, widower of Dorothy Million Haynes, died Friday, July 28, 2006.

Born Oct. 24, 1916, he was the son of the late Jess and Maude Spurgeon Haynes. He was a retired farmer who raised geese, ostriches, and peafowl.

Survivors include five children, Ethel Maude Bearer, Versailles, Linda Taulbee, Lexington, Harvey Haynes, Versailles, Stanley Haynes, Ft. Myers, Fla., and Dorothy McIntyre, Versailles; two brothers, Jessie Haynes, Paris, and Doug Haynes, Lawrenceburg; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Four brothers, Earl Haynes, Stanley Haynes, Leonard Haynes, and John Haynes; a sister, Mary Haynes; a son, William Eugene Haynes Jr.; and three grandchildren, William Eugene Haynes III, Lynn Haynes, and Robert Haynes, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by Jessie Baldridge. Casket bearers were Harvey Haynes, Stanley Haynes, Lones Taulbee, Claire Bearer, Tony Haynes, Ricky Vaught, Shane Rousey, and Don Clark. Honorary bearers were Jessie Haynes, Doug Haynes, and Bill Million



Aaron Matthew Kirk, 26, of Versailles, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 22, 1979, in Fayette County. He was a mason for Kirk’s Masonry.

Survivors include his mother, Brenda Richardson, Lexington; his father and stepmother, David and Judy Kirk, Versailles; four aunts, Helen Marie Spiegel, Lexington, Tammy Tucker and Teresa Meyer, both of Versailles, and Pam Richardson, Owenton; five uncles, Tom Richardson, Lexington, David Lee Richardson, Owenton, Randy Greenwell, Lexington, and Terry Meyer and John Tucker, both of Versailles; his maternal grandmother, Hallie Richardson, Lexington; his step-grandmother, Patsy Antrobus, Versailles; three brothers, David Kirk Jr., Lexington, and Daniel Hawkins Jr. and Jeffery Meyer, both of Versailles; four sisters, Stephanie Sims, Lawrenceburg, Nichole Hayes, Versailles, Bobbie Sparkman, Georgetown and Tiffany Coates of Lexington; six nieces, Brittany Kirk, Kelsea Hayes, Akasha Hawkins, Jena Pearce, Breanna Whitaker, and Marisa Warner; eight nephews, Jordan Kirk, Dylan Kirk, Cody Kirk, Michael Hayes, Jaden Hayes, Camron Whitaker, Conner Skaggs and Tyler Richardson; and numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins. His grandmother, Alvia Jean (Thomas) Greenwell, and his grandfather, Jimmy Richardson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. John Dodson. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Kirk Jr., Jason Hayes, Daniel Hawkins Jr., Jeffery Meyer, Tom Richardson, Randy Greenwell Jr., John Downs, and David Richardson. Honorary bearers were Randy Greenwell, Todd Sparkman, Garrett Metts, and Mike McGaughey.

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Judith Ann Carlson Knight, 63, of Versailles, wife of Rick Knight, died Wednesday July 26, 2006, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Sept. 7, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Richard E. and Bertha Bohl Carlson. She was a 19-year employee of United Bank in Versailles, having worked in the loan department. She moved with her parents to Portland, Ind., where she graduated high school and attended Ball State University in Muncie. She also had attended many other classes in the banking field.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Donna Tyndall, Portland, Ind.; a brother, David Carlson, Portland, Ind.; four nieces; and a nephew.

Services were conducted Monday, July 31, at the Greenpark Cemetery Chapel in Portland, Ind., by the Rev. Luke Carlson and Pastor Mark Strietelmeier. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Anna Rice Roland, 79, of Frankfort, formerly of Versailles, widow of William Roland, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at her residence following a long illness.

Born Oct. 24, 1926, in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Ollie Mae Lancaster Rice. She was retired from National Distillers and was a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church where she was an active member of the Friendship Sunday school class.

Survivors include two daughters, Saundra Clark Morris, Frankfort, and Karen S. Moore, Lawrenceburg; a son, Gary “Bubby” Clark, Frankfort; two sisters, Jessie Gay and Mary Gay, both of Frankfort; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, July 28, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Mike Young and the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Gene Rice, Dudley Ellis, Ron Sparrow, Chad Rodgers, Martin Henson, Mike Briscoe, and James Roy. Honorary bearers were the Friendship Sunday school class, the Hospice Team, Missy Cornn, and Mrs. Roland’s grandchildren, Chad S. Rodgers, Ashley H. Briscoe, Michaela Fannin, and Stephanie Moore.

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

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Richard Lee "Strike" Smith, 79, of Lebanon, husband of Laura Etta Whitlock Smith, died Friday, July 28, 2006.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Dr. Bob Smith, Lebanon, and Dr. Ben Smith, Springfield; three daughters, Carol Farmer, Midway, Janie McQueen, Louisville, and Laurie Maggard, Atlanta, Ga.; a brother. Frank Page Smith, Campbellsville; a sister, Frances Faulkner, Campbellsville; and 13 grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was conducted Monday, July 31, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Bosley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Augustine School Fund.



Albert Whitney Jr., 83, of Midway, died Monday, July 17, 2006.

A native of Midway, he was the son of the late Albert Sr. and Vell Hale Whitney, and was raised by an uncle and aunt, Tee and Agnetta Richardson. He was educated in the Midway school system, served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1947, and was employed by the University of Kentucky until his retirement.

Survivors include three daughters, Agnetta D. Johnson-Gaines, Baltimore, Md., and Sharon and Valeria Whitney, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; two grandsons; three great-grandsons; a brother, Davey Whitney, Biloxi, Miss.; an aunt, Dora Avery, Lexington; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 26, at St. Matthews AME Church, Midway. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.



Hildreth Mae Wilson, 92, formerly of Lexington, widow of George Allan Wilson, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006.

Born in New Castle, Ind., she was the daughter of Stokley Ray Williams and Donie Francis Williams. She was a member of East Hickman Baptist Church and a 40-year member of the Fidelis Sunday school class.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley W. Mulfinger, Winchester, and Joyce W. Lowe, Maysville; a son, George D. Wilson, Woodford County; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A son, James D. Wilson, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 29, at W.R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to East Hickman Baptist Church Building Fund, 6418 Tates Creek Road, Lexington KY 40515.



Trevor Paul Workman, 34, of Vandercook Lake, Mich., died Friday, July 14, 2006.

He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying snowmobile racing. He was employed for many years at Midbrook Products.

Survivors include five children, Zachary Paul Workman, Ryan Lee Workman, Micki Jo Clemons, Bridgette Powell, and Jerry Powell, all of Vandercook Lake; his fiancÈe, Tammy Kilgore, Vandercook Lake; his mother, Catherine (Terry) Collver, Jackson, Mich.; his father, Homer Paul Workman, Versailles; his stepmother, Gloria Workman, Versailles; a sister, Shelly Keinath, Vandercook Lake; his grandmother, Virginia Workman, Midway; a stepbrother, Keith Gray, Versailles; a niece and three nephews; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 18, at Patience-Montgomery Funeral Home, Jackson, Mich., by the Rev. Mark Workman. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery.

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