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December 13, 2001

 

Roger Bond

Roger Bond, 83, of Lexington, widower of Helen Frances Murphy Bond, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital East.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Henderson and Blanche Taylor Bond. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired bartender for J.T. Barrick’s.

Survivors include two daughters, Anna Mae Gray, Mercer County, and Dorothy “Dottie” Clarke, Lexington; two sons, Emmett Bond and John T. Bond, both of Lexington; five grandchildren, Steven, Mark, David, and Timothy Gray, and Donna Frances Collier, all of Mercer County; eight great grandchildren; seven sisters, Edna McCray, Mary Florence Soper, Elsie Smithson, Estelle Young, Ethel Baugh, all of Lexington, and Helen Slone and Sue Switzer, both of Jessamine County; a brother, Herman Bond, Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. Four brothers and a sister are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by Bro. Jack Geurin. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County.

Memorials are suggested to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, Ky., 40330.

 

Billie Bradley

Billie White Bradley, 76, of Lebanon, widow of the Rev. J. Lonnie Bradley, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Frankfort.

A native of Roane County, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late James Lewis and Ona E. Gandee White. She was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church, where she served on various committees, as well as on committees with the Central Baptist Association. She was a retired registered nurse, and at the time of her retirement was an employee by Comprehensive Care, Lebanon. After retirement, she served as a volunteer at the Norton Spring View Hospital.

Survivors include a daughter, Susie Nally, Frankfort; a son, Sam Bradley, Versailles; three grandchildren, Brad Nally, Betsy Nally, and Joey Bradley; two step-grandchildren, Jeremy Sapp and Kimberly Sapp; a brother, James E. White, Charleston, W. Va.; and five sisters, Frankie Shamblin, Clendenin, W. Va., Betty Boggs, Charleston, Lois Nypl and Dianna Maxwell, both of Dunbar, W. Va., and Mary Hill, San Antonio, Texas. A sister, Georgia White, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at the Lebanon Baptist Church by the Rev. Wesley Noss, the Rev. Bland Mason, and the Rev. Jake Boggs. Burial was in Lebanon National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brad Nally, Jeremy Sapp, Jay Mattingly, Mike Osborne. Ellery Milburn, and Richie Hamilton.

Carey & Son Funeral Home, Springfield, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Lebanon Baptist Church, the Springfield Baptist Church, or the American Cancer Society.

 

Clyde Burns

Clyde Burns, 79, of Willisburg, husband of Deverl Richardson Burns, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at the St. Joseph Hospital Hospice Care Unit, Lexington.

A native of Washington County, he was the son of the late George Worth and Mahala Durr Burns. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church at Tatham Springs, a veteran of World War II, a farmer, and a former employee of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, where he worked at the toll gate on the Blue Grass Parkway, and served as assistant principal of operations at the toll plaza. He was a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Kenneth Allen Burns, Willisburg; four daughters, Julia Carol Thompson, Chaplin, Barbara Jewell Burns and Betty Montgomery, both of Lawrenceburg, and Sue Reno, Versailles; seven grandchildren, Chris Thompson, Jeremy Thompson, Heather Montgomery, Caleb Montgomery, Mack Reno, Whitney Reno, and Sydney Burns; and a great grandchild, Ashley Thompson. Five sisters, Ophia Lay, Stella Lowber, Girtha Ketron, Bertha Carney, and Almedia Burns; and eight brothers, Willie, Reco, Rufus, Earl, Morgan, R.C., John, and Hubert Burns, are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home, Springfield, by the Rev. Allen Baker, the Rev. James Harley, and the Rev. Oliver Hawkins. Burial was in High View Cemetery, Chaplin. Military rites at graveside were conducted by the Marion County Honor Guard. Casket bearers were Norvie Lay, Ronnie Burns, Gayle Burns, Dennis Jenkins, Donald Jenkins, and Danny Welch. Honorary bearers were his grandchildren and grandchild.

 

Lula Curry

Lula Cardwell Curry, 61, of Frankfort, wife of David Curry, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at her residence after a lengthy illness.

A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late P.D. and Wilma Bingham Cardwell. She was a homemaker and a member of Bridgeport Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Paul Curry, Frankfort; three daughters, Yolanda Hammond, Frankfort, Kim Young, Versailles, and Alison Curry, Lexington; a sister, Patsy Bates, Frankfort; and six grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at LeCompte - Johnson - Taylor Funeral Home, Frankfort, by the Rev. Phil Case and Will Jennings. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Mack Head, Gayle Cammack Jr., Jimmie Shelton, Shelby Jones, Todd Rodgers, and Kevin Hicks. Honorary bearers will be Eddie Parker, Jack Tom Phipps, Charles Vaughn, Gayle “Mouse” Cammack, Wayne Cammack, Jerry Metts, Leonard “Burns” Webb, and Bob Holloway.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County Chapter, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, Ky. 40601.

 

John Fisher

John L. Fisher, 73, of Lexington, husband of Ruth Ruggles Fisher, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001.

Born in Bryan, Ohio, he was the son of the late Marion and Clela Smith Fisher. He was a retired vice president of research and development for the Kuhlman Electric Company, Versailles. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John C. Fisher, Lawrenceburg; three daughters, Jacqueline S. Smith, Lexington, Jonel D. Fisher, Westminster, Colo., and Jennifer K. Fisher, Lexington; two brothers, Marion L. Fisher Jr. and William Fisher; six grandchildren, Christopher S. Baker, Brian Baker, Amanda P. Smith, Bradford M. Smith, John C. Smith, and Sarah D. Fisher; and one great grandchild.

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland, Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Lexington or Woodford humane societies.

 

June Guyn

June Hunter Guyn, 77, of Versailles, husband of Dorothy Buffin-Guyn, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2001, at the Thompson-Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Raymond and Mabel Grey Yeagel Guyn. He was a World War II veteran and a life-long member of the Clover Bottom Baptist Church and attended Versailles United Methodist Church. He was a farmer and worked as an aircraft mechanic for Pan Am Airways in Florida.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Edna “Polly” Norton, Le Roy, Ill.; three nephews, James Norton, Dwayne Norton, both of Le Roy, and Wendell Norton, Milwaukee, Wis.; and five other nieces and nephews. His first wife, Willa Montgomery Guyn, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Ben Hahn. Interment was in Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jim Norton, Dwayne Norton, Elwood Norton, Merle Lunsford, Lynn Baker, and Sam O’Connell.

 

William May

William I. May, 76, of Frankfort, a sales associate with Jack Kain Ford for more than 40 years, husband of Georgie Hudson May, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at his home following an illness.

A native of Morgan County, he was the son of the Hon. C.C. May, a former state senator, and Bertha Richards May. During his career with the Ford Motor Company, he received numerous awards and honors, including Ford Legends and Leaders, 300-500 Club, Ford Master Salesman Award for Customer Satisfaction 31 Years, and the Ambassador Diplomat Society. He was a avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Frankfort.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Frankfort Mayor William I. May Jr.; two daughters, Georgie May Criswell, Frankfort, and Charline May Quammen, Lexington; a sister, Olene May Lawrence, New Milford, Conn., and seven grandchildren, William I. May III, Ian Kelly May, Jessica Lyons Criswell, Caitlin Hudson Criswell, Connor Wilson Criswell, Allison Lounsbury Quammen, and Abigail Hudson Quammen.

Services were conducted Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at the First Presbyterian Church, Frankfort, by the Rev. Jana Hall. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Philip Yancy, Paul Yancy, Danny Yancy, William R. Howard Jr., Hugh L. Hudson III, and Robert E. Lawrence. Honorary bearers were Jack Kain and his children, co-workers at Jack Kain Ford, Marshall Hedden, Ted Bradshaw, and other members of the Sandy's Steak House Coffee Club.

Donations may be made to the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, P.O. Box 587, Annapolis, Md., 21404-0613.

Rogers Funeral Home, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Ruth Noel

Ruth Elizabeth White Noel, 57, of Versailles, widow of William “Mike” Noel, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Franklin, Ohio, Feb. 10, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Roosevelt and Iva Lee Wright White. She was an employee of Rand - McNally (now Quebecor World), Versailles.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Seward, Versailles; two sons, Terry Mynhier, Versailles, and John Mynhier Jr., Frankfort; three sisters, Sheila Arnold, Mt. Sterling, JoAnn Yount, Piqua, Ohio, and Sandra Roberson, Owingsville; three brothers, John Shetterly, Lebanon, Ohio, Homer White, Sharpsburg, and William “Scotty” White, Sharpsburg; and five grandchildren, Sara Seward, Taylor Mynhier, Valeri Mynhier, Madison Mynhier, and Emily Mynhier. Two brothers and a sister are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Lewis Seward. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were Gayle Arnold, Brian Jones, Walter Roberson, Cleopas Roberson Jr., Billy Roberson, and Aaron Watts. Honorary bearers were Cleopas Roberson Sr. and John W. Simpson.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County Chapter, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, Ky., 40601.

 

Lewis Sherrod

Lewis Blanding Sherrod, 96, of Versailles, formerly of Lexington, widower of Virginia Fugazzi Sherrod, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Hospice Care Center.

He was a retired sign painter and builder, and was a Primitive Baptist.

Survivors include four sons, Richard M. Sherrod and Clinton T. Sherrod, both of Lexington, Lewis B. Sherrod Jr., British Columbia, Canada, and Shelby A. Sherrod, Union, Ore.; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, in Hillcrest Memorial Park by Elder Paul Trautner.

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Jodie Ann Toll

Jodie Ann Toll, 18, of Lawrenceburg, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, in Lexington.

Born March 2, 1983, in Lawrenceburg, she attended Anderson County High School.

Survivors include her father and step-mother, Benny R. and Vicky Burton Toll, Lawrenceburg; paternal grandmother, Pauline Toll, Mercer County; a step-brother, William Dennis, Nicholasville; two step-sisters, Sherry Dennis, Chicago, Ill., and Elaina Sewell, Georgetown; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Her mother, Nettie Lancaster Toll, formerly of Versailles, and her paternal grandfather, Thomas Toll, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Gash Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceburg, by Bro. Jack Smith. Burial was in Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bobby Toll, Allen Ray Toll, Gary Dane Wiley, Mickey Toll, Marvin Smith Jr., Mark Smith, and Marvin Smith Sr. Honorary bearers were Robert Toll, Allen Toll, Shannon Hubert, Curtis Berryman, William Thacker, Larry Young, Joe Butler, and Freddie Redding.

 

Stewart Wells Jr.

Stewart Wells Jr., 62, of Versailles, husband of Betty C. Wells, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at his residence.

Born in Nicholasville, he was the son of the late William Stewart wells and Katherine Cross. He was a retired painting contractor and part owner of Apollo Screen Printing, a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church and the UK Committee of 101, and a Vietnam veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mark Wells and Dwayne Wells, both of Lexington; a daughter, Donna Lightfoot, Frankfort; three grandchildren, Danielle, Zachary, and Jeremy Wells; and a step-grandson, Josh Southworth.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, Ky., 40504.

 

Anna Winkfield

Anna J. Winkfield, 86, of Frankfort, formerly of Versailles, widow of Zack Winkfield, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

She was the daughter of the late Spencer and Mary King Jones.

Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. A sister, Willie Mae Harris; and five brothers, Samuel Hampton Jones, James S. Jones, Mervin E. Jones, George L. Jones, and Norman K. Jones, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at First Baptist Church, Versailles. Casket bearers were her nephews.

Morgan Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Mildren Wenzel

Mildren Richardson Wenzel, 84, of Lexington, widow of Ralph Milton Wenzel Sr., died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001.

Born in Pisgah, she was raised in Science Hill. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor of arts in education, and was a school teacher.

Survivors include a sister, Nelva Ewing, Louisville; a son, Ralph Wenzel Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway by the Rev. William R. McDuffie. Burial was at Science Hill.

Donations may be made to the Christ Church Cathedral building fund or the American Heart Association.

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