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August 9, 2007

 

Anderkin
William J. Anderkin, 85, of Lexington, widower of Ruby R. Anderkin, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007.
Born in Richmond, Ind., he was the son of the late James and Ethel Anderkin. A retired engineer with General Electric, he was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a son, James Edward Anderkin Sr., Lexington; two grandchildren, Katina May, Lexington, and James E. Anderkin Jr., Versailles; two great-grandchildren, Tyler R. May and Katelyn May; two brothers, Elmo Anderkin and Junior (Perlina) Anderkin, both of Berea; and four sisters, Jean Fish and Bonnie Coffey, both of Berea, Anne Anderkin, Lexington, and Mary Jane Amyx, Liberty Township, Ohio. A sister, Dorothy Anderkin Bishop, and a brother, Bert Anderkin, are deceased.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 9., at W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by the Rev. Dick Wilkins. Burial will follow at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Legion Post 8.

Creth
Nellie E. Wheat Creth, of Lexington, widow of James T. “Jimmy” Creth, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007.
A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Frank Wheat and Ida Mae Wheat. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Lexington.
Survivors include a grandson, Arthur L. Creth Jr., Lexington; three great-grandchildren, Lolita Williams, Diatra Allen, and Missy Jones; five great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Wheat, Versailles; a sister, Lucille Overstreet, Nicholasville; two nieces, Alice Carter, Lexington, and Elizabeth Dubose, E. Canton, Ohio; and several generations of nieces, nephews, and cousins. A son, Arthur Lee Creth; two brothers, Johnny and Bob Wheat; and five sisters, Sadie Howard, Mary Blackford, Maude Mitchell, Ruth Harris, and Nannie Davenport, are deceased.
Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Shiloh Baptist Church, Lexington. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Dempsey
Robert Dempsey, 75, of Versailles, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, in Lexington.
Born in Henry County, he was the son of the late Avery Mae Dempsey and Minnie Mae Simpson. He was a member of Versailles Baptist Church, held a degree from Western Kentucky University, and worked for and retired from state government.
Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Dempsey Dienst, Stanton; a son, Goodwin Thompson Dempsey, Frankfort; two sisters, Martha Dempsey and Emma Dempsey Morgan; two brothers, Avery Thomas Dempsey and Marion Dempsey; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 6, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. John Brandon and Dr. David Hinson. Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casketbearers were Stony Padgett, Ray Goodrich, Adam Jones, Roger Bennett, Rob Goodwin, and Darren Sloan. Honorary bearers were Tim Coconaugher, Bobby Goodrich, Bobby Driskell, Ron Hacker, Ken Cooper, Ken Reed, and the Developmental Disability Council staff.
Contributions may be made to the March of Dimes.
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

Duncan
Emmett Ross Duncan, 75, of Nicholasville, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at his home.
Born Jan. 1, 1932, in Gallatin County, he was the son of the late Henry and Lutie Ockerman Duncan. He graduated from Midway High School and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, having worked 30 years in Lexington. He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Jo Duncan Kelly, Nicholasville; a son, Wayne Ross Duncan, Lexington; five grandchildren, Travis and Trudi Duncan, and Amanda, Chelsea, and William Kelly; three sisters, Viola Flora, Frankfort, Lida Spencer, Midway, and Betty Hall, Lexington; a stepdaughter, Peggy Ann Cravens, Lexington; and many nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Hazel McGaughey and Hallie Crocker, two brothers, Howard and Leslie K. Duncan, and a stepson, James Allen Canfield, are deceased.
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 9, at Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Stewart Dawson. Burial will follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. today until time of service. Casket bearers will be Kenneth Allen, Mark Ellis, Rick, Travis, Ross, and Glenn Alvin Duncan, Kelly Nuhn, and Jeff Parido. Honorary bearer will be William Aidan Ross Kelly.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Devers
Calvin Cecil “Festus” Devers, 74, husband of Bettye Adams Devers, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.
Born in Midway, he was the son of the late Gobel and Ruth Johnson Devers. He was a retired mechanic for Woodford Steel and had attended the Kingsway Assembly of God Church.
In addition to his wife of 29 years, he is survived by two daughters, Teresa Lafoe, Versailles, and Diane Walton, Lexington; a son, Clyde Devers, Versailles; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Adams, Lexington; a sister, Joyce Parker, Georgetown; two brothers, Leonard Devers, Arizona, and Paul “Duck” Devers, Indiana; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A sister, Thelma Graves, and two brothers, Gobel Devers Jr. and Pascal Devers, are deceased.
Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 6, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Randall Adams. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Joey Gould, Adam Gould, Steve Puckett, William Herrington, Timmy Thurman, and Lee Walton.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Guest book www.BlackburnandWard.com.

Hoffman
Gale Clark Hoffman, 46, of Versailles, wife of Joe Hoffman, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, after a long illness.
She received her ARN from Lexington Community College in 1993 and worked in the Neuro-ICU at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center for many years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Meghan, Katherine, and Eric; her mother, Suzy Clark, Lexington; her father, George D. Clark, Deland, Fla.; a sister, Gwen DiMeo, Cincinnati, Ohio; three brothers, Garland D. Clark and Gary D. Clark, both of Lexington, and Grant D. Clark, Daytona Beach, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 4, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Brad Walden. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Garland D. Clark, Gary D. Clark, Grant D. Clark, Victor S. DiMeo, Christopher M. DiMeo, and Roger D. McDaniel. Honorary bearers were Maria E. DiMeo, Andrew D. DiMeo, Nelson M. Hoffman Jr., Nelson M. Hoffman III, Michael H. Hoffman, and George M. Hoffman.
Contributions are suggested to the Markey Cancer Center, Lexington, KY; the Woodford Humane Society, Versailles, KY; or Heifer Project International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207.
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.
 

Jacobs
Sarah Catherine Coyle Jacobs, 93, of Lexington, formerly of Woodford County, widow of Earl Truman Kinkead and William Jacobs, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, in Lexington.
Born Aug. 4, 1914, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late William Joshua and Grace Truman Collins Coyle. She was a member of the Clays Mill Baptist Church and was a retired nurse’s aid, having worked at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center for 18 years. She started working there when it opened and admitted the first patient.
Survivors include two daughters, Lillian Marie Sparks, Lexington, and Grace Truman Marshall, Arkansas; a stepdaughter, Beverly Jacobs, Lexington; a sister, Truman Redmon, Lawrenceburg; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Thelma Louise Griffis; a sister, Mary Lillian McGohon; and a brother, John Wm. Coyle, are deceased.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 9, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Burial will follow at the Nonesuch Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. today until service time.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

Kelton
Robert B. Kelton, 83, of Lexington, husband of Shelby Young Kelton, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at his residence.
Born in Columbia, Tenn., he was the son of the late Bob and Marguerite Brownlow Kelton. He was a World War II U.S. Marines veteran and a graduate of Western Kentucky University business school. He retired after 32 years of service with GMAC. He was a member of the Lafayette Christian Church and attended Trinity Baptist Church. He was a member of the Civitan Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jeff O. Kelton, Lexington; a daughter, Sally Kelton, Versailles; a granddaughter, Jamie Muth, Versailles; two step-grandchildren, Paul and Will Young, both of Lexington; and a sister, Margaret Strohman, Owensboro.
Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 6, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. John McCord. Entombment was in the Lexington Cemetery Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Massie
Charles T. Massie, 92, of Frankfort, husband of Lucy F. Massie, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007.
Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Ace and Jenny Belle Hager Massie. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and retired after 41 years with Schenley Distillery. He was a member of Good Shepherd Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mary P. Scholle, Osgood, Ind.; a son, Charles T. Massie Jr., Frankfort; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Good Shepherd Church by Fr. Pat Stewart. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Andrew Scholle, Christopher Scholle, Michael Scholle, Angie Volz, Paul Volz, and Charles T. Massie Jr. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapel.com.

McMillen
Jeanette Dixon McMillen, 84, of Georgetown, wife of the Rev. Ira McMillen Jr., who is formerly of Versailles, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at Dover Manor Nursing Home.
Born Sept. 30, 1922, in Dawson Springs, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Vivian Fox Dixon. She attended Georgetown College, where she majored in music. She gave private vocal and piano lessons over the years and used her musical talents in the various churches where her husband served as pastor. She and her husband were members of Georgetown Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband of 64 years, she is survived by a daughter, Deborah Baker, Boxford, Mass; a son, David McMillen, Paris; two grandchildren, Emily McMillen Stuart, Lexington, and James McMillen Baker, Boxford, Mass.; and three step-grandchildren, Scott and Steven Baker and Paula Baker Deffer. A sister, June Weir, and a brother, Charles Dixon Jr., are deceased.
Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 6, at Georgetown Baptist Church by the Rev. Kenneth D. Holden, the Rev. Richard A. Weekley, and the Rev. Orville Griffin. Entombment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Lexington. Casket bearers were David McMillen, Jim and Jamie Baker, Horace T. Hambrick, Bob Gregory, and David Griffith. Johnson’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.


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