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Versailles, Ky.


 

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August 5, 2010

 

Brandenburg

Lorraine Bertha Jackson Roe Brandenburg, 86, of Clay City, widow of Richard Roe and Dick Brandenburg, died Friday, July 30, 2010, at the Clark Regional Medical Center.

Born in Fleming County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Mirthia L. Standfield Jackson. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, a former inspector at Bluegrass Army Depot, and a former employee of the Woodford County Historical Society. She was also a member of Daughters of America, Pythian Sisters and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include two children, Lynn (Patsy) Roe and Elaine (Raymond) Baker, Clay City; a stepson, Barry Brandenburg, Versailles; two brothers, William (Dorcus) Jackson, Danville, and Houston (Letha) Jackson, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Carol (Ricky) Faulkner, Robert Roe, Curtis Roe, Glenda (Edward) Hurst, Stephanie Ward; a step-grandchild, Shannon (John) Tamilleri; 15 great-grandchildren, Rebecca Faulkner, Zebediah Faulkner, Jason Smallwood, Bobbi Lynn Roe, Levi Roe, Curtis Roe II, Lyndsey Roe, Kayla Hurst, Catherine Hurst, Casey Hurst, Ritchie Howell, Amanda Howell, Carl Howell, Hunter Ward, Bobby Ward; and two great-great-grandchildren, Courtney Barnett and Alexis Bradshaw; and a special cousin, Etta Roe.

Services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 1, at Hearne Funeral Home Chapel, Stanton. Interment was in West Bend Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ritchie Howell, Carl Howell, Eddie Hurst, Robbie Roe, Levi Roe, and Ricky Faulkner.

 

Cloyd

Earl Cloyd, 71, of Versailles, husband of Carolyn Owen Cloyd, died Monday, Aug., 2, 2010.

Born March 7, 1939, in Midway, he was the son of the late Estill and Alice Brophy Cloyd. He was a retired employee for Procter and Gamble.

In addition to his wife of 44 years, he is survived by two daughters, Lisa Cloyd, Sellersburg, Ind., and Cheri (Darell) Smith, Versailles; a sister; a brother, William Cloyd, Versailles; two granddaughters, Kelbie Owen and Jadyn Crace Spencer; and three grandsons, Michael, Matthew, and Christopher Smith.

Services will be conducted at 12 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 5, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Randy Nation. Burial will follow in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Randy Denney, Edsel Wainscott, Darell Smith, Walter Moskovitz, Adam Alexander, and Joe Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Coomer

Joe B. Coomer, 60, of Versailles, husband of Esta Fay Workman Coomer, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born in Scott County, he was the son of Irene Ferguson of Georgetown and the late Joe Boneback Coomer. He was an avid pool player.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Perchilla Alexander and Farrah (David) Sparks, Versailles; two sons, Joe (Ellen) Coomer, Frankfort, and Kevin (Rita) Coomer, Versailles; a sister, Sharon Kay Spencer, Beattyville; a brother, Larry Coomer, Stamping Ground; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A sister, Faye Ferguson, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, Aug. 2, at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Joe Coomer, Kevin Coomer, Josh Coomer, Nicholas Coomer, Brandon Sears, and David Sparks. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Espinosa

Ida Lay "Sissy" Espinosa, 41, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, in Versailles of melanoma cancer.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of Mildred Walton Lay and the late Henry Buford Lay.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two children, Amy Sams and Gabriella Espinosa, Versailles; two sisters, Mary Ann (Arvil) Douglas, Versailles, and Susan Lay, Georgetown; and a granddaughter, Laney Sams.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 2, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Adam Norsworthy. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Ida Espinosa Memorial Fund, c/o Citizens Commerce National Bank, 534 Marsailles Road, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com

 

Evans

Summer Raine Evans, 8, a student at Saffell St. Elementary School in Lawrenceburg, died Monday, July 2, 2010, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Woodford County.

Born March 2, 2002, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of David Rich Evans of Lawrenceburg and Christy Lee Stevens of Versailles.

Other survivors include a brother, David Evans Jr.; two sisters, Autumn Stevens and Spring Evans; her grandparents, Lou Ann Stevens, Charlotte (Don) Southworth, and Ricky Reynolds Sr.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 5, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Justin Radar and the Rev. Rick Ralston. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Terry Cosby, Justin Reynolds, Steven Lay, Ron Cheatham, Frankie Stevens, David Stratton, and David Evans Jr.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Mitchell

Larry Dean Mitchell, 51, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born in Bourbon County, he was the son of Ruby Clem White of Versailles and the late Brady Ray Mitchell. He was a stonemason.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by four children, Ashley Mitchell and Chase Mitchell, both of Minnesota, and Gage Mitchell and Lauren Mitchell, both of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Judy Mitchell, Lexington, and Nicki Parker, Richmond; five brothers, Ricky Mitchell, Tim Mitchell, Randy Mitchell, and Christopher Parker, all of Versailles, and Tony Mitchell, Lexington; and his girlfriend, Kim Baker, Lawrenceburg.

Following cremation, a memorial service was conducted Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Frankie Layne.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Phillips

William Walter Phillips Jr, 50, of Versailles, husband of Jo Carole McClease Phillips, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at the Central Baptist Hospital following an illness.

A native of Hardin County, he was born July 23, 1960, the son of the late William Walter Phillips Sr. and Shirley Ann Barbour Phillips. He was a member of Gardenside Baptist Church, Lexington.

In addition to his wife of 25 years, he is survived by a son, William Christopher Phillips, Versailles; his step-mother, Rosemary Phillips, Lexington; a brother, Lewis Phillips, Baltimore, Md.; two half-brothers, Chester Harris, Lexington, and Cleon Harris, Cincinnati, Ohio; and a sister, Vicki Phillips, Lexington. A half-brother, Leon Harris, and a sister, Shirley Ann Phillips, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 5, at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, Frankfort, by Pastor Anthony Buchanan. Burial will follow in the Frankfort Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. Casket bearers will be James T. Morrison, Barry Phillips, James Johnson, Gary Johnson, Sean Richardson and Greg George.

Condolences may be made at www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com.

 

Slaughter

Susie L. Cassell Slaughter, of Versailles, widow of Austin Slaughter, died Saturday, July 24, 2010.

She was the daughter of the late Evan Walker and Cora Lee Cassell. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the original Young Adults and a graduate of the old Simmons High School where she was a cheerleader.

Survivors include three children, Antonio, Faith and Barry (Ruby) Cassell; three grandchildren, Antonio Jr., Danielle and Barry Jr.; a special nephew, Charles Payne Jr.; several great-nieces and great-nephews, two cousins, Brenda and William Bland; a sister-in-law, Jennie (Johnny) Byrd; and other relatives. Two brothers, Frank L. and Samuel E. Cassell; two sisters, Jennie Mae Mackey and Dorothy Lewis; and a special first cousin, Cora Lee Bland, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 31, at the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Steele Cemetery. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Ulmer

Cora Roberts Ulmer, 77, of Versailles, wife of the Rev. Arthur L. Ulmer, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at the St. Joseph Hospital East in Lexington.

Born in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Will and Leeoma Montgomery Roberts. She was a member of Revival Center in Georgetown.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Bobbie Thompson (Alan Sholar) and Mitzi (Doug) Stratton, both of Versailles; a son, David Gibbs, Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Beulah Hubbard, Hamilton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Brian Thompson, Brandi Thompson, Morgan Stratton, Murphy Stratton, Matthew Stratton, Lindsey Gibbs, and Randy Gibbs; and a great-grandchild, Landon Thompson.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Pastor Joe Girdler. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Brian Thompson, Doug Stratton, Matthew Stratton, Alan Sholar, Brian Oakley, and Jason Oakley.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

 

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