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December 16, 2004

 

Bartlett

Gaye Bartlett, 50, of Versailles, daughter of Louise Bartlett, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004.

Born July 9, 1954, in Washington D.C., she was an employee for Quebecor World for 27 years. She was the granddaughter of the late Tyler and Fannie Lee Bartlett.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two aunts, Frances Dunn and Irene Bobbitt, both of Versailles; two uncles, Charles Bartlett, Versailles, and Collett Bartlett, New Jersey; and numerous cousins.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Loren Carl, Phillip Dotson, Keith Barnes, Jim Thompson, Mark Carroll, and Dwayne Kincaid. Honorary bearers were Eulin Luttrell, Glenn Bobbitt, Larry Bartlett, and Connie Hunter.

 

Binford

Sarah P. Binford, 94, widow of J. Ray Binford, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at Mayfair Manor Nursing Home, Lexington.

Born in Trimble County, she was the daughter of Thomas and Clara Peak Sibley. She was a longtime resident of Woodford County.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph N. Binford and Thomas R. Binford, both of Lexington; six grandchildren, Joanna Binford, Patrick Binford, Katherine Nilsson, Elizabeth Binford, Blythe Sheene, and Thomas Ray Binford II; seven great-grandchildren, Joshua Curtis, Daniel Curtis, Theadore Nilsson, Oliver Nilsson, Julia Nilsson, Grace Sheene, and Andrea Binford.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at the Versailles Baptist Church by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Patrick Binford, Thomas R. Binford II, James Earl Staples, Lawrence Jackson, Marshall Cole, and Francis Carpenter. Honorary bearers will be Sam Dennison and Charlie Reed. The family will receive friends after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, or to the Versailles Baptist Church.

 

Brummett

Stanley Brummett, 48, of Versailles, husband of Patricia Robinson Brummett, died Tuesday, Dec, 7,2004, in Bardstown.

Born Nov. 27, 1956, in Monticello, he was the son of the late Fred and Thelma Brummett.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Timothy Brummett, Raleigh, N.C.; two sisters, Nina Boatman, Somerset, and Wanda Eller, Monticello; a brother, Fred Brummett, Brooks; and a close friend, Vicky Brummett, Versailles. Two sisters, Louise Wright, Indianapolis, Ind., and Zella Criswell, Louisville, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at the Hickey Hoyt & Son Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Steve Wheeler. Burial was in the Parmley's Grove Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital or the Parmley's Grove Cemetery Fund.

 

Cloyd

Pat Cloyd, 45, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born in Daviess County, he was the son of the late Revel and Crystal Rice Cloyd. He was a graduate of Woodford County High School, a stonemason, and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Lea Cloyd, Lawrenceburg, and Margaret and Diana Cloyd, Salvisa; and a brother, Mike Cloyd, Bowling Green.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Ronnie Hupp. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jimmy Banks, Keith Slugantz, Josh Slugantz, Wes Slugantz, Buddy Carmichael, and Jessie Brown.

Memorials are suggested to the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

 

Edwards

Donna Jane Cravens Edwards, 49, of Frankfort, wife of Wayne C. Edwards, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, after a long illness.

A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of Russell Rodgers, Bagdad, and Juanita Milburn, Nicholasville. She was a former 20-year employee of Union Underwear and a member of the Brookside Baptist Church in Nicholasville.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by three sons, Tom Edwards, Graefenburg, Paul Edwards, Versailles, and David Edwards, Frankfort; a daughter, Anita Craig Monroe, Frankfort; three brothers, Lance Cravens, Nicholasville, Mike Rodgers, Frankfort, and Tim Rodgers, Lexington; four sisters, Vicki Engler, Frankfort, Glenda Charbonnel, Richmond, Lisa Bellamy, Lexington, and Becky Noonan, Louisville; her stepfather, Bobby Milburn, Nicholasville; eight grandchildren; and a special aunt, Mae Luttrell.

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Dick Wilkins. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tom Edwards, Paul Edwards, David Edwards, Lance Cravens, Tim Rodgers, and Doug Cox.

 

Jackson

John Wheatley Jackson, 77, of Versailles, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Lexington.

Born Jan. 23, 1927, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Ernest Sr. and Daisy Jackson. He was a member of the Simpson United Methodist Church, a veteran of the Korean War, and retired from Woodford Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include three sisters, Sarah Taylor, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Elizabeth Brown and Ioanna Jackson, Washington, D.C.; seven nieces; six great-great-nephews and five great-great-nieces. A brother, Ernest Jackson Jr., is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at Simpson United Methodist Church by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial was in the Steele Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

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Milner

Anna Elizabeth Henry Milner, 87, of Versailles, widow of Charles “Fuzzy” Ottis Milner, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at the St. Joseph Hospital. Lexington.

Born Dec. 18, 1916, in Cordova, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Pearl Morgan Henry. She had been a baseball stitcher for McGregor Sporting Goods and was a member of Layton’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Humphrey, Versailles; a son, Charles Henry, Cordova; a stepdaughter, Brenda Bolding, Independence; a sister, Rosemary Payne, Florence; three grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, Williamstown, by the Rev. Steve Alford. Burial was in the Williamstown Cemetery.

Memorial are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Perkins

Kenneth Perkins Jr. 54, of Frankfort, husband of Donna Stockdale Perkins, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at the University of Kentucky Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center in Lexington.

Born July 20, 1950, in Frankfort, he was the son of Flora Harris Perkins, Frankfort, and the late Kenneth Perkins. He was an industrial maintenance technician for Toyota Motor Manufacturing. He was a drill sergeant with the U.S. Army Reserve, serving in Vietnam, a member and deacon at First Christian Church, a member of Hiram Lodge #4 F.&A.M., Lexington Scottish Rite, York Rite and the Oleika Shrine Temple.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Perkins English, Michigan, and Kimberly Perkins Robinson, Lawrenceburg; a son, Joshua Michael Perkins, Frankfort; four sisters, Linda Perkins McDonald, Versailles, Regina Perkins Hatter, Deardra Perkins Fockele and Donna Perkins Solheim, all of Frankfort; three brothers, Charles William Perkins, Frankfort, Alvin Lynn Perkins, Frankfort, and Jeffrey Lane Perkins, Florida; and four grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at First Christian Church by the Rev. Gary Straub and the Rev. Libby McManis. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Denis Taylor, Max Buchenroth, Joe McManis, Brandon McClain, Kevin and Brian McDonald. Honorary bearers were Charlie Wheeler, Jerry Clevinger, David Scott, Mark Lewis, Sue Jeffers, Carolyn Nichols, and trainers in the Skilled Trade’s Development Program.

Contributions are suggested to First Christian Church Memorial Fund.

 

Presley

Eugene Presley, born June 23, 1929, of Lucy McGlothin Presley and William Presley, in Deskins, Buchanan County Virginia, passed away after an extended illness, Thursday, Dec. 9.

Mr. Presley is survived by his wife, Ora Lee Combs Presley; a son, Delmas Glenn Presley of Versailles; and a daughter, Nancy Louise Presley Yost, of Charleston, South Carolina. He is also survived by grandchildren, Hannah Presley Collins, of Charleston, S.C., Sarah Jane Presley Campbell, Amy Louise Presley, Jose Matthew Presley; and great-grandson, Spencer William Campbell, all of Flemingsburg, Kentucky.

Mr. Presley served 22 years in the United States Air Force. His beginning service was with the inception of the USAF as the “Army Air Corps.” He served with distinction in WWII and the Korean War, concluding his military service during the Vietnam Era as a Recruiting Officer. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant, which at the time of his retirement, was the highest non-commissioned officer’s rank.

His family was always very proud of his military service, but most proud of his service as the Head Crew Chief on Air Force One, during the term of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency.

Mr. Presley went on to a second career with the Public Service Commission of Kentucky for ten years and a third career as a Real Estate Broker with George Perry Realty for fifteen years.

He was a very dedicated volunteer for Veteran’s Affairs at the VA Hospital in Lexington for ten years.

Mr. Presley was a fifty year member in good standing with the Honorable Brotherhood of the Freemasons; Grand Lodge of Kentucky, F&AM, Lodge #143.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, December 12, 2004, at the Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, with the Rev. Ray Coates and Wayne Bates officiating. Burial will be in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be members of the VFW Post #4075.Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

(Paid obituary)

 

Richards

Marian McArthur Richards, 103, formerly of Winchester, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Born Sept. 2, 1901, she was the daughter of the late John Martin and Cora McMichael McArthur. She attended the University of Kentucky, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, and graduated from University of Miami, Oxford, Ohio.

Survivors include a son, Joseph McLean Richards, Destin, Fla.; a daughter, Margaret Richards Beto, Danville; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at Stith Funeral Home, Danville, by Dr. Eric Mount.

Memorials may be made to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383, or Friends of Hollyrood Manor, c/o Jennings Mace, 22 Manor Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.

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Rose

Eddie Rose, 66, of Frankfort, husband of Joyce Rose, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, of natural causes at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A native of Dorten in Pike County, he was the son of the late Stella Ratliff and Walker Rose. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a technical sergeant. He also worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Massachusetts for 17 years. He was a member of the North Frankfort Baptist Church, the Disabled American Veterans, and Grange, an agricultural organization. He was an avid golfer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five brothers, William Rose Jr., Midway, Don Rose, Winchester, Fred Rose, Harlan, Jerry Rose, Milford, Ohio, and Johnnie Rose, Gray, Tenn.; five sisters, Connie Tackett, Frankfort, Gertrude Skaggs, Smithers, W.Va., Edna Hardin, Shallotte, N.C., Ethel Moore, Meadowview, Va., and Betty Callebs, Hazel Park, Mich. A son, Steven Rose, and a brother, Billy Jack Rose, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at North Frankfort Baptist Church. Burial with VFW honors was in the Bethel Cemetery. Casket bearers were Harley Tackett, William Rose, Donnie Rose, Fred Rose, Jerry Rose, and Johnnie Rose. LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort KY 40601, Franklin County Senior Citizens, 202 Medical Heights, Frankfort KY 40601, or North Frankfort Baptist Church, 7945 Owenton Road, Frankfort KY 40601.

 

Yeary

Leona Friedly Yeary, 91, of Midway, widow of Charles “Jock” Yeary, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004.

Born in Stamping Ground, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Maggie Kenley Friedly, and was a member of the Midway United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Marvin and Tommy Yeary, Midway; two daughters, Bonnie Kelley, Nicholasville, and Mildred Caywood, Lexington; three sisters, Estelle Downey and Myrtle Hamilton, both of Georgetown, and Goldie Rutledge, Frankfort; three grandchildren, Tonie Hohmann, Gina Raye Gilbert, and Matthew Eaves; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. A son, Bennie, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Townsend. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Matthew Eaves, Clark Caywood, Matthew Caywood, Tim Rutledge, Freddie Wise, and Jimmy Gaunce. Honorary bearers were members of the Midway United Methodist Church administrative council and the United Methodist Women.

Memorials are suggested to the Midway United Methodist Church, 129 W. Bruen Street, Midway, KY 40347, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

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