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December 19, 2002

 

Brown

Charles Wesley Brown, 81, of Lexington, husband of Mary Lillian Brown and widower of Maudie Hines Brown, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at the Veterans Hospital.

The son of the late George W. and Maud Frederick Brown, he was a retired construction worker and head of maintenance at St. Peter Catholic Church and day care. He was a longtime member of the Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William Brown, Winchester; three daughters, Connie Brown, Versailles, Charlesetta Ardery, Lexington, and Barbara Ann Brown, Paris; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by the Rev. George Naze. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Melvin Mason, Billy Hines, Wayne Hines, Jeff Ardery, Chris Ardery, and William A. "B.J." Brown. Honorary bearers were Louie Mack, Jim Kirby, Bobby Mason, Dallas Owens, and Charles Congleton.

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

 

Carr

Richard Coleman Carr, 96, formerly of Lexington, widower of Emma Gillespie Carr and Lucy May Williams Carr, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at the Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late William Miles and Lena Rivers Dedman Carr. He was a member of the Porter Memorial Baptist Church, Lexington, and was retired from Gateway Grocery.

Survivors include his children, Marie Harris, Tampa, Fla., William T. Carr, Mildred Rossoll, Lena Martin, and Richard Lee Carr, all of Lexington, and Mary Petzold, Naples, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Two sisters, Dee and Beulah; three brothers, Howard, George T. and William Lee; and a great grandson, Dustin Votaw, are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at the Lakes Funeral Home, Berea, by the Rev. Bob Justus. Burial was in the Berea Cemetery.

 

Lacazette

Alfred J. Lacazette, 82, of Versailles, husband of Marie Louise McCown "Bit" Lacazette, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Havana, Cuba, he was the son of the late Alfred Aquiline and Maria Cendoya Lacazette. He was a retired employee of Conoco Chemicals, Houston, Texas, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as executive officer in the 517 Field Artillery Battalion A during World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Alfred Lacazette, Houston; two grandchildren, Mirabia Rive Lacazette, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Nikolas Etienne Lacazette, Houston.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home by Fr. Frank Sherry.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Taylor Manor Nursing Home or to the Alzheimer’s research at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Razor

William E. "Bill" Razor, 76, of Versailles, husband of Elizabeth "Lib" Razor, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at his residence.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Virgil and Louise Cheek Razor. He was a general contractor and owner of Razor Construction. He was a member of Landmark Lodge #41 F&AM, and was a Shriner.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Linda Yeary, Midway, and Allison Gordon, Frankfort. A sister, Chris Wilson Goodrich, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Hunter, Dan Hunter, Allan McClain, David Lloyd Jr., Gary Wilson Jr., and Mark Luttrell. Honorary bearers were Howard Montague, George Withers, J.C. Moraja, and Billy Hunter.

Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington KY 40502.

 

Rodgers

Robert G. Rodgers, 78, of Lexington, husband of Dorothy D. Rodgers, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Goebel and Catherine Kirchgasner Rodgers. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired employee of the Chrysler Corporation, where he worked as a technical representative.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Janet Gail Rodgers, Lexington; a son, Robert J. Rodgers, Versailles; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Smith, Lexington, and Juanita Fischer, Williamson, Miss.

Services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road by the Rev. Fred Fischer. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery.

 

Smith

Richard Glen Smith, 55, of Lexington, husband of Brenda Dunn Smith, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, in Omaha, Neb.

Born in Omaha, he was a son of Lottie Zeleny of Omaha and the late James You Smith. He was a trucker with Zeitner & Son Trucking Company of Omaha.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by four daughters, Nicole Thomen, Maine, and Sandra Updike, Lori Arnett, and Belinda Updike, all of Lexington; two sons, Christopher Smith, Omaha, and Johnny Updike, Lexington; two sisters, Lora Struck, Omaha, and Diane Malone, Missouri; a brother, Augie Smith, Omaha; 12 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Interment was at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ronald Arnett, Jason Gordon, Mike Dunn, Gary Dunn, Shane Preston, and Tom Malone.

 

Williams

Edna Mary Smith Williams, 87, of Midway, wife of Carl P. Williams, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Born May 10, 1915, in Church Hill, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Wallace Smith and Alice Myers. She was a graduate of Church Hill High School, and was a member of the Midway Christian Church, and was treasurer and held other offices with the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She served on the Woodford Memorial Hospital board, one year as chairwoman. She was a member of the Midway Homemakers Club and the Homemakers Council. She received the Midway Lions Club Citizen of the Year award and was a member and officer of the Midway PTA. She served as a "homeroom mother" for her children’s classes. She was a sewing leader for the Midway 4-H Club, a Midway Girl Scout leader, and a past member of the Midway Woman’s Club. She also organized dance classes for students and adults.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Linda Deppen, Marco Island, Fla.; a son, Carl P. Williams Jr., Louisville; a sister, Carie Crawford, Rogersville, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Gina Raye Yeary; a grandson, Timothy Smither; and five great grandchildren. Five sisters and five brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. David Brown. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were the deacons and elders of the Midway Christian Church.

Donations are suggested to Midway Christian Church or Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

 

Young

Carl J. Young, 81, of Wilmore, widower of Nettie Mildred Young, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at the Thomas Hood Veterans Center.

A native of Georgetown, he was the son of the late Elizah and Clara Harris Young. He was a member of the East Hickman Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a retired horseman for Twin Eagle Farm.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Young, Oneida, and Mike Young, Versailles; a stepson, Ronald Harris, Cynthiana; a stepdaughter, Phyllis Jones; and several grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - East Main Street by the Rev. Robbie Stollger. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the East Hickman Baptist Church, 6418 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515; the Thomas Hood Veterans Center, 100 Veterans Drive, Wilmore, KY 40390; or Hospice of Jessamine County, 109 Shannon Parkway, Nicholasville, KY 40356.

 

 

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