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December 20, 2001

 

Eugene Dearinger

Eugene L. Dearinger, 74, of Lexington, husband of Aleta Evans Dearinger, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Samaritan Hospital.

A native of Lexington, he was the son of the late June and Gracy Jack Dearinger. He was a member of Broadway Christian Church, and was a graduate of Henry Clay High School and the University of Kentucky. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a retired pharmaceutical representative for Adventis, and an Arts Donovan Scholar.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Matt Dearinger, Lexington, and Julian Dearinger, Nicholasville; four grandchildren, Jamie Dearinger, Elizabeth Putteet, both of Lexington, Chris and Jessica Dearinger, both of Nicholasville; three great grandchildren, Matthew Lee Putteet, McKenzie Elizabeth Putteet, and Morgan Riley Dearinger, all of Lexington; a brother, Jack Dearinger, Versailles; three sisters, Loralie Howe, Pasadena, Calif., Sue Tucker and Ruth Ann Snyder, both of Lexington; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Walter Fisher. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Chester Durrum

Chester Buckley Durrum, 67, of Lexington, husband of Barbara Young Durrum, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Aurthur and Lenora Johns Durrum. He was a retired manager for Bennie Robinson Distributing and former owner of Durrum's Family Restaurant, Versailles. He was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Kentucky Admirals, and a member of Faith Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, James W. Durrum and Richard A. Durrum, both of Versailles; a daughter, Debera Durrum Douglas, Versailles; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three brothers, Anthony Durrum, Florida, Hershal Durrum, Lexington, and Harvey Durrum, Nicholasville; and a sister, Kate Bennett, Lexington.

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by Bro. Bobby Lakes and Minister Ronnie Hupp. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

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

 

Janie Farler

Janie Wilson Farler, 50, of Lexington, formerly of Woodford County, wife of Larry Farler, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center, Lexington.

Born in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Albertia Blankenship Wilson. She was a homemaker and secretary.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Larry W. Farler and Joe Farler, Frankfort; two sisters, Eva Farler, Frankfort, and Mary Jankowski, Versailles; a brother, James Wilson, Lexington; and two grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Doug. Simpson. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

 

Raymond Flora

Raymond Thomas Flora, 63, of Los Angeles, formerly of Versailles, a retired Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company sales representative, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County.

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

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Larry Goodpaster

Larry B. Goodpaster, 51, of Versailles, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at his residence.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Claude and Pauline Goodpaster.

Survivors include three sisters, Ann Snapp, Betty Lawson, both of Lexington, and Doris Rankin, Winchester; a brother, C.W. Goodpaster, Lexington; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. A brother, Frazier Whalen Jr., is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Jeff Fox. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to the ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, Calif., 91301-5104, and the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, Ky., 40504.

 

Charles Hartley

Charles C. Hartley, 74, of Frankfort, husband of Helen Nickles Hartley, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, from injuries received in a vehicle accident.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Clifford and Mary Waters Hartley. He was the former owner of Hartley Sunoco, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a former Franklin County deputy sheriff, a member of VFW Post 4075 and the First Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mary H. Simpson and Ann Rutledge, both of Frankfort; four sons, Joseph Hartley, Indianapolis, Ind., and Michael, Clifford, and Steven Hartley, all of Frankfort; a sister, Alene Howard, Versailles; two brothers, James Hartley, Versailles, and Sonny Hartley, Lexington; 16 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Jana Hall, the Rev. Michael Ramler, and the Rev. David Smith. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Military honors conducted by VFW Post 4075. Casket bearers were Jay, Jamie, David, John, and Jessica Hartley, and Robie Mitchell. Honorary bearers were Bill Durrett, Joe Karsner, Don McCormick, Sonny Adkins, Danny Simpson, Mark Rutledge, and Hope Hartley.

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

 

Nettie Hedger

Nettie Arnold Hedger of Lexington, widow of Roy Hedger, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001.

A native of Fleming County, she was a homemaker, former employee of Gorman Brown Hardware, and retired after many years as a nurse's aide at Fleming County Hospital. She was a longtime member of the Tilton Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge.

Survivors include her children, Charles Hedger, Flemingsburg, Roy Hedger Jr., Xenia, Ohio, Ruth Benton, West Liberty, and Patsy Saunders, Versailles; grandchildren, Mary Nell Stacy, West Liberty, Lynda Hedger, Richmond, John Hedger and Roger Hedger, both of Fleming County, Charles Wayne Hedger, Patricia Maxie, and Cynthia Jones, all of Xenia, Claudia Benton, Charleston, Ohio, Philip Benton, Chicago, Ill., Lou Ann Allen and Patty Perry, both of Versailles; and several great grandchildren. Five brothers are deceased.

A private family service was held at the Lexington Cemetery Mausoleum.

W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to the charity of one's choice.

 

William Lykins

William Thomas "Billie" Lykins Jr., 80, of Versailles, a retired Kentucky State Police captain and U.S. Marshal, husband of Florence Lambert Lykins, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at Samaritan Hospital, Lexington.

Born Sept. 6, 1921, in Elliott County, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Parthenia Weddington Lykins. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the South Pacific. He served with the Kentucky State Police from 1949 until his retirement in 1976, at which time he was appointed U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He was a 32nd degree Mason with 52 years of membership in the Hepburn Lodge #576, Sandy Hook. He was also a member of the El Hasa Shrine, Ashland, and of First Baptist Church, Pikeville.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Michael D. Templeman, Frankfort; three granddaughters, Elizabeth Templeman Brock, Frankfort, Martha K. Templeman, Lexington, and Sarah Rosenow, Milwaukee, Wis.; two grandsons, Michael D. Templeman II, Lexington, and Ryan Rosenow, Milwaukee; two great great grandchildren, Garrett Scott Brock, Frankfort, and Brianna Margretta Rosenow, Milwaukee; two sisters, Betty Sue Lykins Gooden, Morehead, and Eddie Mae Lykins Easterling, Houston, Texas; and two brothers, Claude Lykins, Salt Lick, and David Lykins, Rush. A daughter, Margretta Lykins Rosenow, a brother, Douglas Lykins, and a sister, Maggie Fay Lykins Collins, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Jamie Ward. Interment was in the Templeman family cemetery, Frankfort.

Donations may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, Ky., 40502, or to Trooper Island, c/o the Kentucky State Police, 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort, Ky., 40601.

 

Mildred Marler

Mildred Irene Marler, 76, of Lexington, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Harlan, she was the daughter of the late Charles Everett and Cynthia Carter Centers. She was a resident of the Emerson Center.

Survivors include Linda Micallef, Tampa, Fla., Dave Marler, Nicholasville, Claudia Wirthlin, Lexington, Bob Marler, Midway, Mike Marler, Lexington, Tim Marler and Steve Marler, both of Hudson, Fla., and Doug Marler, Lexington; 13 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Thelma Conine, Ottawa, Ohio; and two brothers, Art Centers, Englewood, Fla., and Lester Centers, Beeview, Texas.

Services were conducted Saturday Dec. 15, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Glen L. Schneiders. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

 

Ruth Roser

Ruth Bromley Roser, 86, of Georgetown, widow of John H. Roser Jr., died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Georgetown Healthcare Center.

A native of Lexington, she was the daughter if the late James R. and Alma Stinson Bromley. She was a retired bookkeeper for Wenneker's, Lexington, and a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ellen Roser, Georgetown; a son, John H. Roser III, Versailles; a sister, Emma Jo Taylor, Lexington; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. A brother, James R. Bromley Jr., is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Johnson's Funeral Home by the Rev. John R. Corbiere. Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. Honorary bearers will be John Henry Roser IV, Rebel Rose, Bryan Rose, Paul Rookard, John Seales, and David Seales.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

 

Alvin Sipes

Alvin L. Sipes, 78, of Sherman, Texas, formerly of Versailles and New Albany, Ind., husband of Naomi Ruth Box Sipes, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in New Albany Sept. 12, 1923, he was the son of the late Jesse and Laura Anne Johnson Sipes. He was a retired, 36-year employee of L&N Railroad in Louisville, having been a payroll clerk. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Bethel Temple in Denton, Texas, and had attended the First Church of God in Frankfort.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Denelia S. Phipps, Sherman, Texas; a son, Chris L. Sipes, Versailles; and four grandchildren, Stephany Sipes, and Rachel, Kelsey, and Alison Phipps.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Bro. Sam Glenn. Burial was at the Bethel Cemetery, Chelsea, Ind.

 

James Wilder

James Lynwood Wilder, 98, of Lexington, husband of Fae Combs Wilder, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001.

Born in Talladega, Ala., he was the son of the late James Henry and Alma Haines Wilder. Prior to his retirement, he served the city of Lexington for 34 years as purchasing director and director for buildings and grounds. He received his education from the Bingham Military School, Asheville, N.C., and the University of Kentucky. At UK, he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity, and later served as alumni advisor for many years, and on the KA national board. He was a member of the Crestwood Christian Church, the Idle Hour Country Club, and the Spindletop Club. An avid foxhunter, he was a member of the National Fox Hunters Association.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, James Lynwood Wilder Jr., Laguna Beach, Calif.; a stepson, Stephen Arthur Mandt, Versailles; three grandchildren, Gayle Lynwood Wilder, Los Angeles, Calif., Allison Floyd Wilder, Newport Beach, Calif., and James Lynwood Wilder III, Boston, Mass.; and step-grandsons, Jonathan and Andrew Mandt, Versailles. His first wife, Minnie Gragg Wilder, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway by Dr. David N. Blondell. Private interment was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Hampton C. Adams Jr., Burgess Carey, Antonio S. de Movellan, Dr. James G. Gay, John H. Hardwick, Robert E, Milward, and W.L. Rouse Jr.

Memorials are suggested to New Directions for Women, 2596 Willo Lane, Costa Mesa, CA, 92627.

 

Jewell Woodroof

Jewell Glass Woodroof, 84, of Lexington, formerly of Georgetown, widow of the Rev. Edward Pitt Woodroof Jr., died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Hospice Care Center.

A native of Scott County, she was the daughter of the late Estill and Anna Lee Abbott Glass. She was a graduate of Georgetown College and a member of Midway Baptist Church. A retired school teacher, she taught at Georgetown College, Mason County, Scott County, and Georgetown high schools.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris Buckler, Lexington, and Susan Greene, Middlesboro; two sons, Pete Woodroof, Midway, and Dean Bryan Woodroof, Lexington; four grandchildren, David Woodroof, Matthew Greene, Kimberly Caudell, and Michelle Capps; a step-grandchild, Carl Buckler Jr.; and two great granddaughters, Abegail and Ashleigh Caudell. A son, David Estill Woodroof, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at Johnson's Funeral Home by the Rev. Ira McMillen and the Rev. Gary Henry. Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Butch Glass, Bill Kelley, Carl Buckler Sr., Perle Sorah Jr., and Matthew Greene. Visitation 5:30-8 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 20, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Ashland Terrace Retirement Home, Lexington, or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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