The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


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August 31, 2000 issue

Pat Hawkins

Pat Hawkins, 61, of 162 Spring Court, Versailles, a retired former employee of Woodford Hospital, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at the Hospice Care Center of St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She was the wife of Steve Hawkins.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Nathan Lunsford and Irene Semones Rabe.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Kim Hawkins; three sons, Rick Brumback, Jon Hawkins, and Ben Hawkins; and a grandson, Matthew Hawkins, all of Versailles.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Alan Hansen. Following cremation, inurnment will be in St. John's Episcopal Church Mausoleum. Honorary casket bearers were Dr. William Graul, Dr. William Foley, Dr. Rob Hutchinson, Kent Berry, Matt Million, and Tracy McQueen. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort 40601.



Margaret A. James

Margaret Ann Snapp James, 81, of Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, the wife of Woodrow Wilson James of Woodford County, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was a daughter of Herman and Mary Cratcher Snapp.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by six daughters, Brenda Ann Goodrich and Patricia Reed, both of Versailles; Mary Alice Perkins and Phyllis Marie Watkins, both of Frankfort; Wilma Lee Burge, Lexington, and Barbara Jean Barnard, Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Billy Joe James, Versailles; two sisters, Bessie Mae Ford, Bloomfield, and Lou Ann Hall, Versailles; a brother, Albert Snapp, Nicholasville; 16 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. A son, Woodrow Wilson James Jr., is deceased.

Services were conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Gilbert Sargent. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles, on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Casket bearers were David Goodrich, Brad Perkins, Mike Manns, Larry Burge, Bobby Stacy, and Michael Paul James.



Florence H. Polin

Florence Hamilton Polin, 92, of Springfield, widow of former Kentucky Adjutant General John A. Polin, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at the Norton Springview Hospital.

Born Dec. 15,1907, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Samuel Frank and Mary Hamilton. She was a former legal secretary for Andrew Nichols law firm and Polin & Polin law firm.

Mrs. Polin was a member of the St. Dominic Catholic Church in Springfield, where she was an officer in St. Dominic and St. Catharine Academy PTA. She was also a member of the Springfield Woman's Club, Dee Nice Homemakers Club, and the Washington County Historical Society, was on the board of the Washington County Public Library, and was active in researching Washington County genealogy.

She is survived by three daughters, Evie Polin Knight, Versailles; Florence "Penny" Saladino, Baltimore, Md., and Julie Polin George, Louisville; a brother, Alexander "Zan" Hamilton, Bardstown; eight grandchildren, Andy Saladino II, Eric Saladino, Lori Saladino, John P. George, Elizabeth George, Mary George, Jay Kennedy, and Sarah "Kippy" Pazienza; and four great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Catherine Rose Kemp and Margaret Mary Hamilton, and three brothers, Frank, Joseph B., And Dr. R. A. Hamilton, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the St. Dominic Catholic Church by the Rev. Leon Spalding. Burial will be in the St. Dominic Holy Rosary Cemetery. Active casket bearers will be grandsons John P. George, Andy Saladino II, Jay Kennedy, Eric P. Saladino, Lt. Steve Pazienza, and Shane Koch. Honorary bearers will be granddaughters and nephews Elizabeth George, Lori Saladino, Sarah "Kippy" Pazienza, Mary George, Rachel Saladino, Tish Kennedy, Paula George, Frank R. Hamilton, Alex Hamilton, Tom Hamilton, Dick Hamilton, Rogers Kemp, Jimmy Hamilton , and Earl Graves. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 31, at the family residence, 206 Lincoln Park Road, Springfield.



Robert Reynolds

Robert D. Reynolds Jr., 53, of Frankfort, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at his home of natural causes.

A native of Frankfort, he was a general laborer, a Navy veteran of Vietnam, and a member of the MilIville Baptist Church, Woodford County.

Survivors include two sons, David Reynolds, Georgetown, and Robert D. Reynolds III, North Carolina; his mother, Estelle Wingate, Frankfort; his father, Robert D. Reynolds Sr., Versailles; a sister, Barbara Goodrich, Frankfort; a special friend, Georgia Pullra, Frankfort, and five grandchildren.

Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. The LeCompte -Johnson- Taylor Funeral Home, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.




Roy L. Smith

Roy Lee Smith, 59, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Woodford County, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at his residence.

Born in Breathitt County, he was a son of the late Estill and Denvie Parks Smith. He had been a horse groom.

Mr. Smith is survived by three daughters, Tabita Smith and Susan Jones, both of Stanford, and Joanna Walls, of McKinney; a son, Gene Smith, Stanford; three sisters, Gerald Dean Oaks, Columbus, Ohio; Nyiokae Spencer, Midway, and Edith Snelling, Versailles; five brothers, Ike Smith, Lawrenceburg; M. T. Smith, Lexington; Floyd Smith and Ronald Smith, both of Florida, and Kenneth Smith, Versailles, and nine grandchildren. Two brothers, Leish and Dorsey Smith, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, in the Midway Cemetery. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.



Jeweldine R. Trimble

Jeweldine R. "Jerri" Trimble, 66, of Lexington, wife of Marvin L. Trimble, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at the Hospice Care Center.

A native of Lexington, she was a daughter of the late Henry Radford and Della Ashcraft Riggs. She was a member of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church and was a retired medical librarian for St. Joseph Hospital. She was a member of the Kentucky and Bluegrass librarian associations.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, David Clark Trimble, Versailles; a daughter, Belinda Gayle Connor, Lexington; eight grandchildren, Jason Ryan Edwards, Laura Renee Goode, Casie Lee Trimble, Matthew Scott Goode, Elizabeth Arlene Connor, Andrew Ross Trimble, Tyler Eugene Connor, and Jordyn Patrick Clark Trimble; two brothers Amos R. Riggs, Lexington, and Sherman Riggs, Louisville; and a sister, Naomi Leach, Lexington.

Services were conducted 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Randy Nation. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were Radford Riggs, Kirby Riggs, Barry Riggs, Todd Riggs, Rick Warner, and Dave Lafferty. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington 40504.



Clay W. Troxell

Clay William Troxell, 88, of Frankfort, husband of Helen Ethington Troxell, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at his residence.

Born in Franklin County, he was a son of the late Garrett and Elvira Woolums Troxell and was a retired truck driver.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Shirley Louise Wise, Frankfort; a son, Clay Vance Troxell Sr., Frankfort; three stepsons, Thomas Singleton and Delbert Ethington, both of Frankfort, and James Singleton, Midway; a brother, John Troxell, Punta Gorda, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nine step-grandchildren. His first wife, Virginia Troxell, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 31, at the Midway United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Midway Cemetery. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, is in charge of arrangements.



H.F. van der Voort III

Henry Ferdinand "Van" van der Voort III, 78, of Morehead City, N. C., died at his home Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000.

Mr. van der Voort was a grandson of Aitchison A. Bowmar, who with his brother, Daniel M. Bowmar Jr., published The Woodford Sun from 1885 until 1942. Mr. van der Voort's great-grandfather, Daniel M. Bowmar Sr., published The Sun in 1875-76 and 1882-1885.

Mr. van der Voort is survived by his wife, Teresa C. van der Voort; a son, Peter van der Voort, Havelock, N. C.; two daughters, Martha van der Voort, Tucson Ariz., and Mary van der Voort, Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.; two stepsons, Michael J. Million, Greenville, N. C., and Mitchell J. Million, Sanford, N. C.; two brothers, A. B. van der Voort, Alexandria, Va., and Thomas L. van der Voort, Alexandria, Va.; and a grandson, Adam van der Voort, Ravenna, Ohio.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at St. Egbert's Catholic Church, Morehead City, with the Rev. Gregory Spencer, the Rev. Michael Buttler, and the Rev. Paul Parkerson officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Gethsemane Memorial Park. The Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Egbert's Catholic Church, 1706 Evans Street, Morehead City 28557.