August 9, 2007
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
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Legion Post 8.
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.
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.
Emmett Ross Duncan, 75, of Nicholasville, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at his
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312
Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.
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
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.
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
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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