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December 21, 2000 issue

Ruth R. Duvall

Ruth R. Duvall, 98, of Lexington, widow of Alvin Ford Duvall, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000.

Born in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Amanda Adams Lewis. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Lexington, and was a former practical nurse.

Survivors include a son, William Morgan Duvall, Lexington; a daughter, Christine Duvall Lee, Scott County; two grandchildren, and a great grandchild.

Services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, Lexington, by Dr. Franklin Owen and the Rev. William K. Simmons. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Richard H. Eustice

Richard H. "Ric" Eustice, 69, of 118 Queensway, Versailles, husband of Shirley Marie Olson Eustice, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000.

Born in Galena, Ill., he was the son of the late Harry and Luella Eustice. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, was a former restaurant owner, and was a highly decorated veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Eustice served in the U.S. Army for more than 12 years, attaining the rank of sergeant first class. He was an electronics technician and received Green Beret training at Fort Knox, Ky.

He entered the service on March 20, 1950, at age 18. During the Korean War, which began in June of that year, he was awarded several military honors, including the Silver Star for action at the Battle of Pork Chop Hill, where he was wounded, and was awarded the Purple Heart and several other medals. In addition to Korea, his overseas service included Japan, Germany, England, Ireland and Hawaii.

After completing his military service, Mr. Eustice opened a family-owned and operated restaurant, named the Shir-Ric Drive-in, in July 1963, on Lexington Road in Versailles. He later worked at Olsonís Bottled Gas until his retirement in 1993.

In addition to his wife of 47 years, Mr. Eustice is survived by three sisters, Eileen Andrews, Levittown, Pa., and Shirley Diveley and Karen Powell, both of Danville, Ill.; two sons, Terry Lee Eustice, Little Rock, Ark., and Larry James Eustice, Versailles; four grandchildren, Richard L. and William J. Eustice, Little Rock, and Joey and Melissa Eustice, Alabama, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Dr. Patrick Bayens. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, Kentucky Affiliate, 745 W. Main St., Suite 150, Louisville.40202.

 

Lynn C. Littrell

Lynn Clark Littrell, 45, of Midway, son of Sue C. and Gano L. Littrell, Midway, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Mr. Littrell was born in Fayette County and was a member of the Midway Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Casey Lee Littrell, Midway; a son, Lynn Clark Littrell II, Versailles; a brother, Brent K. Littrell, Midway; a niece, Hallie Littrell, Georgetown; and two nephews, Keller K. and Aaron K. Littrell, both of Midway.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Dr. Robert Baker and the Rev. Mark Johnson. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were James K. Johnson, Herman Pittman, Leslie Sharon, Dorsey E. Clark, Mike Gifford, and Brent Littrell. Serving as honorary bearer was Wayne Thomas. Memorials are suggested to the Midway Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 352, Midway 40347.

 

Dorothy M. Mitchell

Dorothy Mae Mitchell, 79, of 102 Gray St., Versailles, a retired Texas Instruments employee, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison Hillard and Amy Burns Hillard and was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Versailles.

She is survived by a daughter, Diane S. Baute, Millville; a son, Danny Goodrich, Millville; a grandson, Kevin Wayne Newton; two granddaughters, Donna Covington and Harper Haynes; a stepgrandson, Tony Baute, and two great-granddaughters, Courtney Covington and Olivia Grace Newton. A sister, Nettie Pearl Judy, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 12 noon Friday, Dec. 15, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Kevin Newton, Jerry Dyer, Tony Baute, Mike Covington, David Harris, and Danny Toler. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, 2201 Regency Rd., Suite 401, Lexington 40503.

 

Sara Roberts

Sara Pearl Roberts, 90, of Glencoe, widow of Stewart Mason Roberts, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Grant County.

A native of Scott County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Flora T. Towles. She was a member of the Old Cedar Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, John Roberts, Minorsville; Allen Lee Roberts, Poplar Grove; Willard Roberts, Georgetown, and Ford H. Roberts, New Liberty; four daughters, Flora Louise Priest, Indianapolis, Ind.; Martha Ellis Goodrich, Millville; Linda Lou Oliver, Wheatley, and Cora Ann Cooper, Dry Ridge; 33 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. An infant daughter, Betty Jean, and a sister, Scotty Smith, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the McDonald Funeral Home, Owenton, by the Rev. Wayne Kelly and the Rev. James Bondurant. Burial was in the Stamping Ground Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Old Cedar Baptist Church or the Owen County Childrenís Fund.

 

Hazel H. Sonderman

Hazel Hill Sonderman, 81, of 548 South Winter Street, Midway, widow of Frank Joseph Sonderman II, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was a daughter of the late James Perry and Anna Lillian McDonald Hill. Mrs. Sonderman was a graduate of Versailles High School and was a member of the Baptist Church. She had maintained an avid interest in politics and strongly supported the Democratic Party.

She is survived by a daughter, Candy S. Sonderman, Midway; a son, Frank J. Sonderman II, Rhinelander, Wis.; four grandchildren, Ann S. Giles, Lexington; Terra Nichole Henderson and Chad Robert Henderson, both of Midway, and Jeff Scott Sonderman, Minneapolis, Minn.; three sisters, Lucy Hill Burden, Lexington; Louise Sullivan, Frankfort, and Betty Johnson, Millville; and a number of nieces and nephews. Several sisters and brothers, including Ethel Hodge, James Hill, Clyde Hill, Frank Hill, and Calvin Hill, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Mark Johnson. Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bing Robinson, Jim Sullivan, Harold B. Littrell Jr. , Harold B. Littrell III, Jerald Richardson, and Tim Richardson. Honorary bearers were Steve Ward, Dr. Norman Fisher, Dr. Ben Roach, Brereton C. Jones, and Elizabeth Lloyd Jones. Memorials are suggested to the Midway Baptist Church.

 

Coy Tabscott

Coy Tabscott, 76, of Midway, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Arless and Della Cannon Tabscott. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He had been employed by Sleepy Head House in Lexington and was a member of the Midway Church of God.

He is survived by two sisters, Estelle Osborne and Margaret Wood, both of Lexington, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Ed Nichols. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery.