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Versailles, Ky.


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August 5, 2004



Henry L. Anderson, 81, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at his residence on the Bruce Hundley Farm, Woodford County.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Lee and Oma Anderson. He was a tobacco farmer and served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving a Purple Heart, and was a prisoner of war.

Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Mims, Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. Six brothers and sisters are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery by the Rev. Don Frye. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street.

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Ethel Miracle Burrier, of Lexington, widow of John Robert Burrier, died Saturday, July 31, 2004.

Born in Washington Parrish, La., she was the daughter of the late James T. and Bertha DeWitt Miracle. She attended Western Kentucky University, Marshall College and graduated from Cumberland College. She retired from the staff at the University of Kentucky, and she was a member of Troy Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Paula Hoffman, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; a son, James D. Cyrus, Lexington; eight grandchildren, Karen Kirby, Foristell, Mo., Cheryl Howard, Lake St. Louis, Mo., Patricia Montgomery, Hinsdale, Ill., Jeffrey C. Fossett, Lexington, Larry D. Cyrus, Cary, N.C., Gregg P. Cyrus, Plano, Texas, Carol C. Thiel, Southlake, Texas, and Jack D. Cyrus, Lexington; and nine great grandchildren. Two sisters, Gene Brown and Ruth Miracle, and a brother, Ernest C. Miracle, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, in the Millersburg Cemetery by the Rev. David Duggan. Casket bearers were her grandsons and J. Robert Wilson Jr. and Ben Wilson. The W.R.Milward Mortuary-Broadway was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Troy Presbyterian Church, Troy Pike, Versailles, KY 40383, or to one's favorite charity.



Mary Elizabeth Dotson, 92, of Versailles, widow of Walter “Buck” Dotson, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at her home.

Born in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Amanda Reynold Kenley. She was a member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Edith Hogg and Ruth Richardson, both of Versailles; four sons, Bobby Dotson, Philip Dotson, Gerald Dotson, all of Versailles, and Kenneth Dotson, Frankfort; a sister, Lucille Florien, Frankfort; a brother, Leo Kenley, Indiana; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. Four sisters, Maggie Barber, Lillian Roberts, Katie Jordan, Della Dalton, and a brother, J. C. Kenley, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Chris Dotson of Mt. Airy, N.C. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Her grandchildren served as casket bearers.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Woodford County Senior Citizens.



Todd Griffith, 49, of Lexington, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at his residence after a short illness.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of James W. "Chubby" and Joyce Spickard Griffith of Lexington. He worked delivering the Wall Street Journal and also as an usher for the Lexington Legends baseball team. He was a member of Gardenside Christian Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, J.T. Griffith, Lexington; three sisters, Lisa Dunn, Mesquite, Texas, Rita Griffith, Nicholasville, and Leslie Kanatzar, Versailles; three nephews, Matthew Kanatzar, Versailles, Clayton Dunn and Todd Dunn, both of Mesquite, Texas; a stepson, Steve LaBarge, Lexington; and an aunt, Minnie Noel, Herrington Lake.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street by the Rev. Joe Bob Grider. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kendall Wheeler, Steve Goins, Donald Harris, Daryl Kanatzar, Matthew Kanatzar, and David Dunn.

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Morton Kidd, 58, of Lexington, widower of Nancy Bishop Kidd, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital.

The son of Pauline Osborne of Booneville and the late Morton Kidd, he was a salesman with J&G Auto Sales.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Bessie Kidd; four sons, Elmer, Marvin, Raymond, and Morton Kidd Jr.; and eight brothers.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at the Osborne Family Cemetery on Owsley County. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.



Pearl Mae "Sissy" Kirkland, 89, of Lexington, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Winchester Health Care Center.

Born July 3, 1915, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Granville and Hortense Cooper Kirkland. She made her home with her cousin, Laura Gardner, from age seven until Mrs. Gardner’s death in 1993.

Survivors include John Gumm, Readie Finnell, Jean Creekmore, all of Lexington, and Angelia Lawson, Richmond. A brother, Otha Kirkland, a sister, Mary Foley, and a son, Owen Gumm, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. Jim Mahoney. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, was in charge of arrangements

Contributions are suggested to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.

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Joseph Roberts, 86, of 810 Tyrone Pike, widower of Elizabeth Roberts, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg.

Born in Powell County, he was the son of the late Dave and Sarah Billings Roberts. He was a retired carpenter, and a member of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Survivors include two daughters, Mabeline Wilson and Brenda Jones, both of Versailles; three sons, Mike Roberts, Lawrenceburg, Jerry Roberts, Jacksonville, Fla., and Steve Roberts, Versailles; a sister, Viola Neal, Stanton; 21 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Two sons, Kenneth Roberts and Billy Joe Roberts, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Darrell Young and the Rev. Charles McKinley. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Gary Martin, Billy Joe Roberts Jr., Bryan Roberts, Joe Roberts, Nicholas Jones, Michael Roberts II, and Jeff Roberts.


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