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August 9, 2001


Lillian Broyles

Lillian Jane Broyles, 74, of Frankfort, wife of Arthur Glenn Broyles, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born in Alvey, she was the daughter of the late Frances and Ida Carter Siler. She was a retired Sears employee and a charter member of the North Frankfort Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Sylvia Burnette, Seymour, Ind., and Charlene Sowders, Versailles; five sons, David Burnette, Marietta, Ga., Grey Broyles, Rockhold, Larry Burnette and Sam Burnette, both of Frankfort, and Randy Broyles, Frankfort; two sisters, Barbara Wilder, Amelia, Ohio, and Lena Parker, Tampa, Fla.; three brothers, Charles Siler, Williamsburg, William Siler, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ray Siler, Clinton, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at the North Frankfort Baptist Church, and graveside services were conducted later that day at the Broyles Family Cemetery in Rockhold. Casket bearers were Jason Broyles, Charles Burnette, Steven Burnette, Bob Bryant, Michael Burnette, Henry Taylor and Will Burnette. Honorary bearers were Russell Galbraith and the deacons of the North Frankfort Baptist Church. Rogers Funeral Home, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the North Frankfort Baptist Church.


Roger Ellis

Roger Ellis, 73, of Louisville, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001.

The son of the late Elmer Lee Ellis Sr. and Verna Belle Ellis, he had been manager of Kev's Restaurant.

Survivors include four daughters, Kathy Ellis Devore and Gerri Ellis Lee, both of Louisville, Sandra Ellis Morris, Versailles, and Denise Holson, Breckenridge, Texas; a brother, Elmer Lee Ellis Jr., Frankfort; a sister, Geraldine Ellis Saah, Sarasota, Fla.; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Owen Chapel, Louisville. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.


Ruby Faulconer

Ruby Gene Haggin "Rube" Faulconer, 61, wife of Donald Reid Faulconer, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

Born Oct. 16, 1939 in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Gene and Ruby Redmon Haggin. She graduated from Versailles High School and attended the University of Kentucky, and was a member of the Baptist church. She was a self-employed Realtor and independent insurance agent, a former interior decorator for Klotfeltner and Johnson Architects, an employee of Faulconer Manufacturing, a farmer, and was a member of Women In Construction (WIC), the Lexington Board of Realtors, and the Experimental Aircraft Association.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Gary Faulconer and Phillip Faulconer, both of Lexington; a daughter, Donna Faulconer Crider, Concord, Calif.; five grandchildren, Allison and Brandon Faulconer, Lexington, Mandy Kay Faulconer, Irvine, and Jessica and Jennifer Crider, Concord, Calif.; an aunt, Amna Haggin Faulconer, Lexington, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris, by the Rev. Jimmy Gayle Faulconer. Interment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Gary Faulconer, Phillip Faulconer, Joey Faulconer, Matt Faulconer, Dink Fannin, Honner Fannin, Sandy Redmon and Rusty Page.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Bedford Acres Christian Church.


Joan Howard

Joan Howard, 66, of Lexington, formerly of Woodford County, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late John and Agnes Howard, and the step-daughter of the late Edna Howard. She was a retired employee of Rand McNally and a member of Greater Liberty Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Desni Brannon, Evansville, Ind., Hosea Brannon, Cincinnati, Ohio, Lionel Brannon, Lexington, Marian Brannon Blackshear, Toledo, Ohio, Joan Brannon, Lexington, and Rodney Brannon, Louisville; her siblings, Rosetta Beatty, Lexington; Eugene Howard, Frankfort, Nan Montgomery, Cleveland, Ohio, Kenneth Howard, Capital Heights, Md., Ronald Howard, Sacramento, Calif., Harry Howard, Cleveland, Ohio; step-siblings, Mellen Levingston, Cincinnati, Ohio, Marian E. Johnson, Cincinnati, Ohio, Virgil C. Levingston, Lexington; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several generations of nieces, nephews and cousins. Three brothers, Ben, James, and John Howard, and a sister, Joyce Higgins, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, in Steele Cemetery, Versailles, by the Rev. W.L. Taylor.

O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.


Maudie B. Nickles

Maudie B. Nickles, 89, of Perry, Ga., formerly of Versailles, widow of Louis Nickles, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001.

A native of Versailles, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Spurgeon Brown. She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, and worked for the American Red Cross and the Woodford County Historical Society.

Survivors include three sons, Paul Nickles, Perry, Ga., Michael Nickles, Frankfort, and Louis Nickles, Covington; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at the Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort. Watson-Hunt Funeral Home, Perry, Ga., was in charge of arrangements.


Mary Smith

Mary Smith, 93, of Frankfort, formerly of Midway, widow of George C. Smith, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at her residence.

A native of Midway, she was the daughter of the late Jackson and Elizabeth Spotnagle Rose. She was a retired bottler for National Distillery and a member of Thornhill Baptist Church.

Survivors include two grandsons, Michael Smith, Frankfort, and Brad Smith, Shelbyville. A son, George M. Smith, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. William A. Hartung. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County.


Benjamin Truitt

Benjamin Steele Truitt, 3, of Lexington, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of James Thomas Truitt Jr. and Charlotte Lacy Truitt, Lexington.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Katy Truitt, Lexington; maternal grandparents, Homer and Barbara Lacy, Louisville; paternal grandparents, James and Sally Truitt, Versailles; three aunts and three uncles.

A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland, Lexington, by Pastor Steve Pearson. A private burial was held in the Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Nathaniel Gift Fund, c/o Church of the Savior, 1301 Brannon Road, Nicholasville KY 40356.


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