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December 18, 2003



Danny K. Baker Sr., 57, of 4945 Clifton Road, husband of Christine McDaniel Baker, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003.

Born May 28, 1946, he was the son of the late William and Eunice Grimm Baker. He was a retired service station owner and a member of the Glen’s Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Danny K. Baker Jr., Lawrenceburg; a brother, Fred Willard Baker, Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren, Kristina Nikole and Nicholas Baker; a step-grandson, Cole Barnes, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at the Duell Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Walt Sanderson, Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Larry, Billy, Wesley, Mike, Tim, and Leonard McDaniel. Honorary bearers were Dr. Norman Fisher, Jimmy McDaniel, Joe Lacefield, Bob Dawson, Bill McDaniel, Sterling McDaniel, Bobby Driskell, Oliver Courtney, David McCracken, Chera McDaniel, Gloria Gilkison, and Brenda Naylor.



Dwight Dunn, 61, of Versailles, husband of Shirley Newland Dunn, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Versailles Aug. 14, 1942, he was the son of Frances B. Dunn, Versailles, and the late Leo Dunn. He was a member of the Versailles Presbyterian Church and was a retired employee of the Trane Company in Lexington. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Shayne Leo Dunn, Versailles; a sister, Charlette Phillips, Frankfort; a brother, Danny Dunn, Versailles; and a grandson, Sean Dunn. A brother, Darryl Dunn, is deceased.

Memorial services were conducted Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by Fr. Frank Osburg.

Memorials are suggested to the Huntington’s Disease Society or Taylor Manor Nursing Home.



Maureen M. McKinney, 80, of Frisco, Texas, formerly of Lexington, wife of Dale W. McKinney, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003.

Born in Gympie, Australia, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Phillip and Mabel Annie Mullaly Roberts. A member of the Versailles United Methodist Church, she retired after 25 years from General Electric and was a member of American Legion Post #8.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Marion G. Sherer, Concord, N.C., and Barry W. McKinney, Frisco, Texas; two brothers and four sisters, Clarice Dobson, Nikomis, Fla., Hetty Nutter, Columbus, Ohio, Madge Simpson, Mary Phyllis Roberts, Sydney Roberts and Darcy Roberts, all of Australia; five grandchildren, Darin McKinney, Brian McKinney, Cynthia Lynn Sloan, Marie McGrady and Donald Sherer; and 14 great grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway by the Rev. Coleman Howlett. Burial will follow at the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday.



Gladys Wiley Perkins, 94, of Lawrenceburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Heritage Hall Nursing Center.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Hannah Jenkins Wiley. She was a retired employee of Kentucky Overall Service, and was a member of Fox Creek Christian Church, the Senior Sunday school class, the huntsman club, and the Kentucky Travelers Club. She was a graduate of Bridgeport High School.

Survivors include six daughters, Betty Jean Brewer, Frankfort, Ruby Stine, Sharpsville, Ann Carter, Frances Aline Woodard, and Joan Cook, all of Lawrenceburg, and Connie Shelton, Mount Washington; two sons, Dewey Lee Perkins, Frankfort, and Jerry Alan Perkins, Lawrenceburg; 18 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. A son, David Perkins, a sister, Ida B. Wiley, and a brother, Roy Wiley, are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Gash Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Don Wells. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lee Perkins, Jason Perkins, Jeffrey Perkins, Christopher Perkins, David Allen Perkins, Danny Carter, Timothy Brewer, Jonathan Brewer, and Michael Cook. Honorary bearers were her granddaughters.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Fox Creek Christian Church, 2020 Fox Creek Road, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.



Ewell Allen Rice, 78, of Lexington, husband of Florence Rice, died unexpectedly Dec. 15, 2003.

He was a World War II veteran, having served his country in the Navy. He was employed by Calumet Farm for 43 years as the yearling manager and then served Claiborne Farm in Paris for another 10 years before his retirement. He was named Farm Manager of the Year in 1982 through the Thoroughbred Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, Donald, Gary, Richard, Paul, and Jeff; six grandchildren, Corey, William, Derek, Frances, Ashlyn, and Amanda; three great grandchildren, Ethan, Jonah, and Cali; two brothers, William and Amos; and a sister, Mildred.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road by Pastor Randy Nation and Pastor Bobby Lakes. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers will be William Rice, Larry Sutherland, Michael Rice, Tim Rice, Johnny Slugantz, Keith Slugantz, and Luke Lewis. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.



Harvey S. Watts Jr., 80, husband of Frances Bell Watts, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003.

The son of the late Harvey S. Watts and Ada McWilliams Watts, he was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where he had served as both a deacon and an elder. He was a U. S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and was retired with over 40 years of service from the U. S. Postal Service as a rural route carrier. He loved golf and was a charter member of the Woodford Hills Country Club, and also loved to fish.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Davis Watts, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Kaye Ward, Versailles, and Irvin Watts, New Milford, Conn.; nine grandchildren, Davis Watts II, Elizabeth Watts, Brian K. Watts, Kimberly Williams, Kristi Grey, Shannon Watts, Stephen Watts, Glenn Forbes, and Michelle Forbes; 12 great grandchildren; and two cousins, Betty McWilliams Weisenberger and Sandra Watts Viles. A sister, Agnes M. Watts, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at the Versailles First Christian Church by the Rev. Marcus Lynn. Entombment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Casket bearers were Roddy Williams, Mark Wallace, Lynnie Gray, Ber Rasnick, Wilbur Moffett, and Don Hackney. Honorary bearers were Harold Wallace, Bobby Goodrich, Dick Wade, Ronnie Rose, Frank Watts, Stanley Carter, and Emmett Tilghman. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge or arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 or to the Versailles First Christian Church Building Fund.



Debbie Hayden Williams, 47, of 112 Dan Drive, wife of Louis “Lou” Williams, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003.

A Shelbyville native, she was the daughter of the late Davis and Virginia Sutherland Hayden. She was an active member of the St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Versailles, where she served on the Mary Creth Missionary Board, the Stewardess Board, the Usher Board, the church decorating committee and for many years served with her husband at St. Paul’s Annual A. M. E. Founders Day. A cosmetologist and hair stylist, she was part owner of Specialist of Hair Design in Georgetown for over 27 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Casey Barber, Lexington; three stepchildren, Marlin Williams, Leslie Williams, James Williams, all of Louisville; three sisters, Janice Hayden, Brenda Ragland, Nanette McCarty; a brother, Michael Hayden, all of Shelbyville; and four grandchildren, Marlin Williams Jr., Montez Williams, Marquey Williams, and Erin Williams.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church by Pastor Kenneth Golphin. Interment was at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Charles Brown III, Earl Brown, Travis Collins, William Giles, Richard Kirtley III,, and Bro. Willis O. Lang. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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