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August 8, 2002

 

Biddle

Stella Logan Biddle, 93, of Midway, widow of J.C. Biddle, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at the Cambridge Place Nursing Home, Lexington.

A native of Powell County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Logan. She was a retired employee of Tococco sewing factory and a member of the Providence Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Bobby C. Biddle, Midway; two sisters, Thelma Hall, Frankfort, and Mary Lathrem, Florida; two brothers, the Rev. William E. Logan Sr. and Floyd Logan, both of Frankfort; seven grandchildren; and five great granddaughters. A daughter, Doris Fay Cook, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. David Rayborn and the Rev. William Logan Sr. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were the deacons of Providence Baptist Church.

 

Congleton

Gladys Graves Congleton, 88, of Lexington, widow of Cecil Morris Congleton, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Georgia Thomas Graves. She was a retired sales clerk for Stewart’s Dry Goods and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Cecil Congleton and David Wayne Congleton, both of Lexington; four grandchildren, David, Jason, and Kristin Congleton, and Candice Pinissi; five great grandchildren, Victoria, Savannah, and Jacob Congleton, and Dominic and Anthony Pinissi; and a sister, Nancy Drury.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road by Dr. Craig A. Loscaizo. Burial will be in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

Contributions are suggested to Immanuel Baptist Church.

 

Courtney

Vernon D. Courtney Jr., 71, of Lexington, widower of Martha Faye Johnson Courtney, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at his residence.

A native of Versailles, he was the son of the late Vernon and Betty Crutchfield Courtney. He was a retired employee of Central Kentucky Supply and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include three sons, Melvin Courtney and Joseph Courtney, both of Lexington, and Gerald Courtney, Chicago, Ill.; three daughters, Verna Stewart, Winchester, Paula Oldham, Versailles, and Eva Adkins, Berea; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother, Oliver Wayne Courtney, Versailles; six sisters, Alma Titton, Nicholasville, Betty Tillett and Phyllis Kyle, both of Lexington, Vera Craycraft and Jean Nichols, both of Versailles, and Pauline Weber, Nonesuch.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at Whitehall Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Waldo Wilburn. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Casket bearers will be Oliver Wayne Courtney, Carl Weber, Troy Nichols, Billy Tillett Jr., Pete Craycraft, and Christopher Oldham.

 

Early

Leslie “Jack” Early, 67, of Frankfort, husband of Carolyn McDonald Early, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A native of Shelby County, he was the son of the late Tine and Viola McNear Early. He was retired from the maintenance division for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He was a member and board member of the First Assembly of God, and was the custodian for the First Assembly of God and the Versailles United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Teresa Cissell and Cathy Woods, both of Frankfort; three sons, Ralph Early, Mt. Washington, Ron Early, Frankfort, and Charles Early, Frankfort; a brother, Martin Dennis Early, Prospect; 10 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at the First Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Lynn Terry, the Rev. Robert Cable, and the Rev. Johnny Dunbar. Burial was in the Bagdad Cemetery. Casket bearers were Chuck Young, David McDonald, Sidney Adams, Martin Dennis Early, Ron Early, and Charles Early. Honorary bearers were Brad McGill, Charles House, Doc Hockensmith, Randy Pritchett, Robert Christman, and Wendall Brown. Clark-Sunset Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County Chapter.

 

Floyd infant

William Joseph Floyd, infant son of Jeff and Cindy Floyd of Versailles, was stillborn Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a twin sister, Lauren Floyd, and a five-year-old brother, Payton Floyd.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at the Rose Crest Cemetery by the Rev. Phil Schultz.

The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Hayes

Larry G. Hayes, 62, of Lexington, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002.

Born in Batesville, Ind., he was the son of Edna Delay Hayes, Greensburg, Ind., and the late Faye Hayes. A graduate of Asbury College, he was a former executive with the American Society of Diecasting Engineers, and a former principal and basketball coach at Nonesuch School, Woodford County.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Robinson, Midway; two sisters, Judy Owens, Westport, Ind., and Kath Hayes, Greensburg; and three nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway.

Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation or the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.

 

Houston

Mary Lou Houston, 75, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Lexington, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola.

Born in Paoli, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Howard Dickey Sr. and Eloise Salyers Dickey. She was a graduate of Stephens College and a retired legal secretary for the law firm of Mary Callaway, P.A., in Pensacola. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and sang in the choir for the First United Methodist Church of Hollywood.

Survivors include two sons, Howard Samuel Houston and Mark William Houston, both of Pensacola; two grandsons, Blake William Houston and Taylor William Houston, both of Pensacola; a brother, Howard Dickey Jr., Versailles; three nephews, Howard Dickey III, Lexington, Bradley Dickey, Southhaven, Miss., and John Barfield; three nieces, Margaret Ann Dickey, Louisville, Elizabeth Dickey Grimes, Boalsburg, Pa., and Patricia Barfield Hicks, Lexington; and an uncle, Mark Dickey, Frankfort. A sister, Margaret Dickey Barfield, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road by the Rev, John Barfield. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

 

Jameson

Lillian Featherston Jameson, 101, of Georgetown, widow of Robert D. Jameson, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at her home.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late William Vernon and Evaline Sweeney Featherston. She was a member of the First Christian Church, a former member of the Little Garden Club, the Scott County Women’s Club, the Georgetown Book Club, and was a life member of the Women’s Association of Georgetown College. She was a co-founder of the Scott County Humane Society and worked with the organization of Royal Spring Park.

Survivors include three nieces, Joan Gill, Knoxville, Tenn., Betty Short and Dorothy Lee Honaker, both of Lexington; and several great nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at the Georgetown Cemetery by the Rev. Scott Cox. Johnson’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or one’s favorite charity.

 

Maggard

Christopher Shane Maggard, 23, of Lexington, son of Donna Lunsford of Versailles and Larry Maggard of Lexington, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Lexington.

Born in Lexington, he was a food service employee at Dudley's Restaurant.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Mark Smith, Ashland; his maternal grandmother, Ann Smith, Harrodsburg; his paternal grandmother, Lillie Abrams, Lexington; and his stepfather, Tereal Lunsford, Versailles. Services were conducted Friday, August 2, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Lewis Smith. Interment was in the Ebenezer Cemetery, McAfee.

 

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