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August 30, 2007



Henry Edward "Eddie" Cooper Jr., 59, of Herrington Lake, husband of Kim Cooper, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, after a short illness.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Lenora and Henry Cooper. He was co-owner of Cooper Drywall and was an avid music lover. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Rangers in the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Henry "Buck" Cooper, Lexington, and Yvonne Neal, Versailles; seven grandchildren, Chase, Bobby, Caleb, Dustin, Hannah, Candice and Ben; two brothers, Charles Cooper, Lexington, and Frank Cooper, Lawrenceburg; and several nieces and a nephew. A brother, Larry Cooper, is deceased.

His body is to be cremated and no services are planned.

Contributions may be made to Heritage Hospice, Inc., P. O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423, or Rolling Thunder Inc., Chapter 4, P. O. Box 6264, Elizabethtown, KY 42702.



Charles E. Foster Jr., 75, of Shelbyville, formerly of Lexington, husband of Blanche H. Foster, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007.

A native of Pineville, he was the son of the late Charles and Helen Hill Foster. He was a retired code enforcement officer for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. He was active in community and youth services. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Deborah Holloway, Versailles, and Melanie Crupper, Shelbyville; a son, Brad Hembree, Lexington; a brother, Jack L. Foster, New Albany, Ind.; and four grandchildren, Zachary and Amanda Crupper, and Paige and Courtney Hembree. A son, Charles E. Foster II, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 29, at W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by the Rev. Sam Dunham. Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery.



Aubrey Hill, 80, husband of Virginia Hill, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Frankfort.

Born Nov. 28, 1926, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Frank and Ruby Wash Hill. He had been a farmer for over 60 years, was a deacon for over 50 years at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church, where he had also served on many committees as well as Sunday school superintendent. He was past president of the Woodford County Farm Bureau, past president of the Millville Elementary School PTA, and a lifetime member of the National PTA.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mary E. Hill, New Mexico, Sandra Cieniewicz, Delaware, and Vickie Amburgey, Frankfort; four sons, Carlos Aubrey Hill, Washington County, Stanley Surratt, Georgia, and Steven and Stafford Surratt, both of Frankfort; three sisters, Ruby Katherine Webster, Georgetown, Mary Margaret Rice, California, and Carolyn Moore, Henry County; a brother, Lewis Edward Hill, Frankfort; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. A sister, Gertrude Chappell, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the old Forks of Elkhorn Church by the Rev. Todd Lester and the Rev. Charles Moore. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were deacons of Forks of Elkhorn Church. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Forks of Elkhorn Church or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Jo Ellen Drew Hunter, 53, of Oldsmar, Fla., formerly of Lexington, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, in Oldsmar as a result of being hit by a car.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of Emma Jean Lutes Drew, Oldsmar, Fla., and the late Homer L. Drew.

Other survivors include a daughter, Tara Morgan Popham, Versailles; a son, J. Michael Hunter, Oldsmar, Fla.; a brother, John Drew, Oldsmar, Fla.; two sisters, Jackie Scinta, Lexington, and Amy Hahn, Palm Harbor, Fla.; and a granddaughter, Abigail Popham.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, in the Lexington Cemetery. Friends may call at the W. R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31.



Mary Jo Cook Riddle, 73, of Lawrenceburg, wife of Robert R. Riddle, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at the Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles.

The daughter of Ida Gray Cook of Lawrenceburg and the late Charles Cook, she was retired from American Tree and Wreath in Lexington, a member of Alton Baptist Church and Gideonís International, and a graduate of Midway High School.

In addition to her mother and her husband of 55 years, she is survived by two sons, Robert F. Riddle, Lawrenceburg, and David Wayne Riddle, Lexington; a granddaughter, Savannah Jo Riddle, Lawrenceburg; and a great-grandson, Clayton Thomas Riddle, Lawrenceburg.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Midway Cemetery by Bro. Rick Shannon. Gash Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 61, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.



Helen L. Nicholson Sanford, 93, widower of Harold James Sanford, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Louise Woelfl Nicholson. She was a lifetime homemaker and a member of St. Johnís Episcopal Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Koontz, Versailles; a brother, Albert Nicholson, Oak Lawn, Ill.; two grandchildren, Rhonda Wade and Robert Koontz; and five great-grandchildren. A son, John Sanford, is deceased.

A memorial service was conducted Monday, Aug. 27, at St. Johnís Episcopal Church by Fr. Alan Sutherland. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the church columbarium.

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