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December 11, 2003

 

Bales

Patricia Sue Bales, 58, of Lexington, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003.

A native of Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Elizabeth Cox Bales. She was a graduate of Bryan Station High School and a member of Broadway Christian Church.

Survivors include her cousins, Robert J. Gould, Versailles, James W. Gould, Frankfort, and Dennis Parker, Lexington; an aunt, Virginia Parker; and an uncle, Edward Fox, both of Lexington.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 11, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland. Burial will follow at the Lexington Cemetery.

 

Bowman

Ambrose Bowman, 82, of 518 Oak Street, a retired mechanic and farmer, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, he was a son of the late Robert and Clara Updike Bowman.

Survivors include two daughters, Dottie Carter, Frankfort, and Wanda Stewart, Versailles; four sons, David Bowman, Allen Bowman, both of Versailles, Jerry Bowman, and Norman Bowman, both of Lawrenceburg; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; four sisters, Melvina Berger, Hattie Mae Fint, Irene Barnell, and Minnie Harlow; and two brothers, Claude and James Bowman. A sister, Lillie Mae Beasley, and four brothers, Clay Bowman, Robert Bowman, Willard “Slick” Bowman, and Herbert Lee Bowman, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Frankie Layne. Interment was at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brandon Bowman, Martin Bowman, Jamie Stewart, Jerry Bowman, Donnie Beasley, and Travis Carter. Honorary bearers were Lerman Hudson, Fred Faust, Bill Rogers, Jimmy Leigh, Timmy Collins, Robert Bowman, and Tony Short.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Canter

 Lucille Gentry Canter, 68, of 516 Beech Street, wife of Cecil Canter, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Beattyville, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lottie Couch Gentry and had attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church at Sandfield.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Harold Canter, Versailles, Donnie Canter, Versailles, and Lester Canter, Crystal; a brother, Robert Gentry, Clark County; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home, Irvine, by Bro. Johnny Bryant. Interment was at the Cobb Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home in Versailles and the Toler Funeral Home in Irvine.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Hedden

Samuel O. Hedden, 88, of Hedden Road in Versailles, widower of Routh Gatrell Hedden, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at his home.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late A.O. Hedden and Nannie Cohen Hedden. He was a prominent Woodford County farmer and charter member of the Farm Bureau. He was instrumental in the development of North East Woodford Water District and served as the commissioner and treasurer since its beginning. He was a lifetime contributor to the Republican Party and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Midway.

Survivors include nieces, Kay Apollas, Woodford County, Ann Carolyn Lusk, Naples, Fla., Betty Campbell, Lexington, Peggy Mitchell, Frankfort, and Mary Miles Martin, Arizona; a nephew, Fred Faust, Woodford County; and special friends, Virginia Nunn Strohacker, Horse Cave, Cornella Downey, Lexington, and Louella Littrell.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, in the Versailles Cemetery by Dr. Murphy Miller. Casket bearers were Sammy Cottrell, Fred Faust, Keller Bond Campbell, Roy Hudson, Jerry Constantine, Sam Apollos, and David Dunn. Honorary bearers were Louie Nunn, Charles Cottrell, Harold Kitchen, Hubert Shipp, Ed Strohacker, Bob Perry and Steele Davis. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to the Children's Home in Louisville, Bellewood Presbyterian Home, PO Box 23309, Anchorage, KY 40223, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

McCann

Eddie T. McCann, 68, of Lexington, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the VA Medical Center on Leestown Road.

He was a son of the late Charles McCann Sr. and Vivian Lawrence McCann, and was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired race horse trainer.

Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Dodd, Ind., Diana McCann, and Karen Smith, both of Lexington; a granddaughter; three grandsons; two brothers, Elwood McCann, Versailles, and Charles McCann Jr., Paris; a sister, Louise Barker, Nicholasville; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, John H. McCann, is deceased.

Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery by Chaplain Bill Warth. Visitation will be 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, 40504.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Miller

Linda Sue Miller, 50, of 412 Poplar Street, wife of Leroy Miller, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, of an apparent heart attack.

Born in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late Junior Miller and Helen Kistner Walton.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her stepfather, Billy Walton, Tyrone; two daughters, Kim Claunch and Tracy Tandy, both of Versailles; a sister, Shirley Rich, Florida; four grandchildren, Jonathan Tandy, Dillon Wilson, Jacob Allen, Justin Wayne Lewis; and an adopted son, Bobby Cunningham. A son, Lee Junior Miller, and a granddaughter, Stephanie Claunch, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Webb. Interment was at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bobby Cunningham, Chester Davis, Brian Phillips, Adam Neeley, Jackie Hansel, and Jeff Lovins.

 

Robinson

Bobby Ray Robinson, 59, of Huntertown Road, Versailles, died Monday, Dec, 8, 2003, at the St. Joseph Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Wilmore Jan. 3, 1944, he was the son of the late Floyd and Luceille Delaney Robinson. He was a farm manager at Sycamore Farms in Versailles and enjoyed golfing, horse racing and Kentucky basketball.

Survivors include three children, Bobby Ray Robinson II, Versailles, Floyd Dudley Robinson, Versailles, and Joyce Ann Moore, Indiana; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Betts & West Funeral Home in Nicholasville by Bro. Estill Everman. Burial will follow in the Wilmore Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Arvil Douglas, Marty Baker, Johnny Todd, Tony Douglas and Donnie Walton. Honorary bearers will be Larry Gaffney, Billy Bishop and Ricky Douglas.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Saunders

Paul Reese Saunders, 66, of LuPreese Lane, Versailles, husband of Patsy Hedger Saunders, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Saint Joseph Hospital Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born and raised in Fleming County, he was the son of the late James and Hazel Saunders. He was a senior partner in S & B Cattle Company in Lexington since 1980 and was co-owner of Blue Grass Stockyards. For 50 years, Paul was known and respected as a livestock dealer and belonged to many cattle and farm related organizations, including the Kentucky Cattlemans Association and the National Cattlemans Association. He owned and operated Circle S Farms of Bourbon and Fleming counties. He was a member of Versailles United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife of 48 years, he is survived by two daughters, Lou Ann Allen and Patty Perry, both of Versailles; a brother, James C. Saunders, Fleming County; a sister, Juanita Ross, Goshen; five grandchildren, Rebecca Shryock, Paul Justin Allen, Christopher Allen, Patrick Perry, and Emily Perry, all of Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at the Versailles United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Rose Crest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church. Casket bearers will be Eric Barber, Scott Bucher, Chuck Stapleton, Bill Ramsey, Gene Mac Barber and Glenn Kelley. Honorary bearers will be John Ewalt, Wayne McCord and associates of S & B Cattle Company.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Lexington or Franklin County chapters, or the Versailles United Methodist Church. Clark-Sunset Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Schmidt

Father Louis Richard Schmidt, 75, pastor and chaplain, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003.

Born Nov. 19, 1928, he was the son of Willard E. and Katherine Meier Schmidt. He served as associate at Holy Family Parish, Ashland, after which he became a priest in residence at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, Lexington. He studied theology at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pa. He also pursued graduate studies at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. He was ordained to the transitional diaconate June 5, 1953 and was ordained to the priesthood June 6, 1954. Both ordinations took place in Covington's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. Following ordination, Fr. Schmidt served as assistant at St. John Church, Covington, while a member of the faculty of Covington Latin School. He served as assistant at St. Augustine Church, Covington, and Immaculate Conception Church, Newport. In 1965, he joined the U.S. Air Force as a chaplain, a position he held until 1979, when he resigned from the Air Force to pursue graduate studies at Notre Dame. During 1979, he also served as administrator of St. John Church, Carrollton, and at the Northern Kentucky University Newman Center. In 1985 Fr. Schmidt was assigned to St. Charles Church, Flemingsburg, where he served for one year before becoming associate at Holy Family, Ashland. Fr. Schmidt retired from active ministry in 1993, but continued in residence at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish. In 1996, Bishop J. Kendrick Williams appointed him associate vocation director.

A funeral Mass was conducted Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church by The Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Lexington.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Wyrick

Walter Hopkins Wyrick, 81, of Lexington, formerly of Carlisle, husband of Jane Hillock Wyrick, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at his home of cancer.

Born Nov. 12, 1922, in Harlan County, he was the son of the late James T. and Virgie L. Saylor Wyrick. He owned and operated the Lyric Theater in Carlisle for 30 years. He retired in 1991 as a maintenance specialist with the Lexington Parks & Recreation Service.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Karen Jane White, Versailles, Camille Jennings, Lexington, and Denise Nicole Wyrick, Manhattan, Kan.; three sisters, Ethel Marie Liles, Lillie Wilson, and Juanita Hinklin, all of Mansfield, Ohio; four grandchildren, Emily White, Jacques White III, Stephanie Sowell and Given Jennings; four great-grandchildren, Chad Ockerman, Shane Jennings, Samantha Sowell, Evan Jennings, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway by the Rev. David Duggan and the Rev. Clyde D. Burberry. Burial was in the Carlisle Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jack A. White Jr., Jacques White III, Charlie Griffin, Mike Hillock, Zenith Hinklin and Jack Fryman. Honorary bearers were Clifford Simpson, Bob Fryman, Herman Peters, Bill Hillock, Phil Hillock, Bob Wilson, Martin Spencer and Byron Fryman.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Troy Presbyterian Church of Versailles, or Southern Hills Methodist Church of Lexington.

 

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