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December 14, 2000 issue

Elmer G. Dailey

Elmer G. Dailey, 77, of Nicholasville, husband of Alice Dailey, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, in Okeechobee, Fla.

Mr. Dailey was a son of the late Arthur and Pattie Hurt Dailey. He was retired from the VA Hospital, Lexington; had been a Little League coach and a coach for the Ashland Ave. softball team, and was assistant cubmaster of Troop 91, Ashland Ave., Lexington.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary "Susie" Locknane, Nicholasville; two sons, Elmer G. Dailey Jr., Indiana, and William R. Dailey, Nicholasville; three brothers, Louis Dailey, Bronston; Jessie Dailey, Okeechobee, and Robert Lee Dailey, Versailles; two sisters, Elizabeth Williams, Raleigh, N.C., and Ailene May, Lexington; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 14, at Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Russell Howard. Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Bearers will be Elmer G. Dailey III, Jonathan Locknane, William Hurt, Roger Covert, Arthur Dailey, and Jason Cummins. Honorary bearers will be Mike McCoy’s Sunday school class. Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of Ashland Ave. Baptist Church, 163 N. Ashland Ave., Lexington 40502.


Hawkins infant

Isabella Nichole Hawkins, infant daughter of Christopher Lee Allen and Judy Nichole Dunn Hawkins, of Old Lawrenceburg Road, Frankfort, was stillborn Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at the University of Kentucky A. B. Chandler Medical Center, Lexington.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Randy and Teresa Lay Kemp, Frankfort, and Danny Dunn, Versailles; her paternal grandparents, Debbie Pittman Hockensmith, Lawrenceburg, and Brian Keith Hawkins, Lawrenceburg; her maternal great-grandparents, Frances Dunn and George and Judy Lay, all of Versailles, and Robert and Kay Kemp, Flemingsburg; her paternal great-grandparents, Cletus and Geneva Masters Riley, Jimmy and Phyllis Pittman, and Betty Searcy Shouse, all of Lawrenceburg; and several aunts and uncles. Her maternal great-grandfather, Leo Dunn, and paternal great-grandparents, Gilbert Hawkins and George and Esther Masters, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery by the Rev. Victor Slatten. Gash Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceburg, was in charge of arrangements.


Virgil D. Howe

Virgil D. Howe, 94, of 306 McDonald Drive, Versailles, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2000, at the home of a daughter in Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, Mr. Howe lived in Owen County for a number of years prior to returning to Versailles several years ago. He was a Baptist, and was the widower of Emma LaFoe, who died in September. The Howes had been married for over 63 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Pratt, Viper, Donna Buckles, Lexington; four grandchildren, Angela Guiser, Dina Skaggs, Bradley Pratt, Michael Pratt; and three great-grandchildren, Christopher Harris, Matthew Guiser, and Katie Guiser.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by Chaplain Craig Ryan. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bradley Pratt, Michael Pratt, James R. "Smitty" Smith, Dwight Griffith, Scott Slatten, David LaFoe, and Angela Guiser. Honorary bearers were James Ward, Brad Lafoe, Ronald C. Rose, Joyce Blust, Patsy Markwell, Janis Perkins, and Beulah Slatten. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort 40601.


Clara T. Llewellyn

Clara Taylor Llewellyn, 93, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, widow of R. T. Llewellyn, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000.

Born in Perry County, she was a daughter of the late John P. Taylor and Flora Bell Taylor Hensley and was a member of Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington.

Survivors include a son, Jack Llewellyn, Lexington; two grandchildren, Catherine Llewellyn Varillas and Mark David Llewellyn, both of Lexington; three great-grandsons, Eric, Angel, and Roberto Varillas; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, Tenn. 33148-0552, or American Heart Association, 2201 Regency Rd., Ste. 401, Lexington 40503-2339.


Dorothy M. Mitchell

Dorothy Mae Mitchell, 79, of 102 Gray Street, Versailles, a retired Texas Instruments employee, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000.

Services will be conducted at 12 noon Friday, Dec. 15, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today, Dec. 14, at the funeral home.


Charles H. Smith Jr.

Charles "Chuckie" Henry Smith Jr., 40, of Beaumont, Texas, formerly of Woodford County, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, in Texas.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Marilyn Mitchell Rigney, Midway, and the late Charles Henry Smith Sr. He was a former employee of Goodwill Industries and was a member of the Midway Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepfather, Gene Rigney, Midway; a daughter, Amanda Carroll, Versailles, two sisters, Diana Niedwick and Andrea Gabbard, both of Georgetown; his paternal grandmother, Nancy Lippert, Versailles; and a great-granddaughter, Mallory Carroll, Versailles.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Mark Johnson. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Jonathan Woolums, Jason Riddle, Spencer Wall, Jimmy Gaunce, George Smith, and Danny Smith.


Josephine S. Smith

Josephine Scearce Smith, 88, of 154 Bell Ave., Versailles, widow of Fred D. Smith Sr., died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at her home.

She was a native of Woodford County, a daughter of the late Tommie J. and Nannie Scearce. She was a member of the Polk Memorial Baptist Church, Mortonsville, and the Eastern Star, and was a War Mother. She was employed by the Chandler and Haggin families for many years.

Mrs. Smith is survived by a daughter, Gloria Davis, San Diego, Calif.; a son, Fred Smith Jr.; four sisters, Elizabeth Washington, Versailles, and Clara Johnson, Nancy Mae Combs, and Catherine Smithers, all of Lexington; two brothers, James Lee Scearce, Lexington, and George Scearce, Versailles; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A son, James Smith Jr., is deceased.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Polk Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Donald Townsend. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County. The Morgan Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.