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December  22, 2005





  William Lee Curry Jr., 71, of Hanson, husband of Angelene “Ann” Curry, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at the Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

Born Feb. 3, 1934, in Versailles, he was the son of Anna Mae Curry Perry and the late William Lee Curry Sr. He was a manager for Royal Brass & Hose in Madisonville. He was a teacher and coach for the Tell City and Vincennes, Ind., school districts for 20 years. He played defensive end for the Detroit Lions and played at the University of Kentucky under Coach Bear Bryant. He was a graduate of Western Kentucky University and a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church in Versailles.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Joe Curry, Madisonville, and Russ Curry, St. Simons Island, Ga.; and two grandchildren. Two brothers, Bob Curry and Charlie Curry, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home by the Rev. Jeff Hendricks. Burial was in the West Lawn Cemetery in Hanson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

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  Alice Bell Dedmon, 90, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, after a long illness.

Born Jan. 13, 1915, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Edna Dedmon. A graduate of Lexington's Douglas High School, she was an advocate for education. She participated in Midway College's research on the impact of that institution in the black community. She was an employee of Immanuel Baptist†Church for many years and was a member of St. Matthew’s A.M.E. Church, Midway, where she was a member of the Stewardess†Board and the Pastor's Aid Club. She was also an officer of the Wilgus Street Neighborhood Flower Club.

Survivors include two nephews, Vertner and Charles Taylor; a great-niece, Dr. Janet Taylor Jackson; a great-nephew, Vincent Taylor; great-great nieces and nephews, Lauren, Erin, Taylor, Yanna, Maya, Brendan, Tony, and Joey; and other relatives. Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 17, at St. Matthew’s A.M.E. Church, Midway. Smith &†Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



  Minnie English, 95, of Versailles, widow of Willis Smith and Tom English Sr., died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005.

Born March 1, 1910, in Illinois, she spent much of her childhood around Stringtown and Salvisa. She owned and operated the English CafÈ near Hazel Green School in Laurel County for many years

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Survivors include three sons, Willis C. Smith, Tom English Jr., and Robert Jack English; three daughters, Adda Jean English McWhorter Kyle, Thelma Ann English Brock, and Sue Carolyn English; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. A son, Ray Cecil Smith, and a stepson, Jim English, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 17, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Brewster McLeod and Robert Brock. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery.

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  Ralph E. Goodwine, 63, of Versailles, formerly of Morgantown, husband of Patricia Sue Lindsey Goodwine, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005.

A native of Whiting, Ind., he was the son of the late Bert and Velssie Lunsford Goodwine. He was retired from Wal-Mart and was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church. He was a Shriner for 13 years, a member of the Masonic Lodge for 33 years, a member of the Scottish Rite for 13 years, and a member of the Odd Fellows. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed playing and singing country, gospel, and bluegrass music, and was an avid Cubs fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six sons, Scott Goodwine and Jacob Goodwine, Versailles, Eddie Goodwine, Beaver Dam, Robbie Calloway, St. Joseph, Jon Calloway, Morgantown, and Patrick Calloway, Lexington; three daughters, Kim Vincent, Echles, Angie Hoops, Centertown, and Kim Hall, Morgantown; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Donna Adkins, Wanda White, and Barbara Hendricks, all of Hammond, Ind.; and two brothers, David Goodwine, Whiting, Ind., and Jim Goodwine, Rutland, Vt. An infant brother and two sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Jones Funeral Chapel, Morgantown. Burial was in the Sunnyside Cemetery, Beaver Dam.



  Martha Jones Greene, 65, of Lawrenceburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2005.

Born in Bell County, she was the daughter of the late Kelly C. and Edith Carroll Jones. She was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church in Anderson County and was reared in the White Baptist Church at Ingram. She was a personal live-in caregiver, having assisted the families of the late Dr. Hambleton Tapp and his wife, Zerelda, of Versailles, Judge Don A. Ward of Lexington, Mrs. Cara M. Reeves of Winchester, and Mrs. Martha Fraysure of Frankfort.

Survivors include two grandsons, Christopher T. Evans, Lawrenceburg, and Robert Evans, White Lily; and several aunts and cousins. Four children, Wanda Sue, Martha Chirl, George T Haynes, and Jack Ray Evans, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 22, at Arnett & Steele Funeral Home, Pineville, by the Rev. Paul Gibson. Burial will be at the Goodin Cemetery, Tinsley. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services today. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



  Justin O. Hobbs, 19 of Knoxville, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tenn.

He was the son of Nelda Hobbs, Tennessee, Joseph K. Hobbs Jr., Versailles.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Brian Hobbs and Kelly Hobbs, Kentucky; two sisters, DeShanna Hobbs and Javita Hobbs; two nephews, K'Shindai Hobbs and Tyler Hobbs, Kentucky; a niece, Alexis Hobbs, Kentucky; two cousins, Bill Langston, Ohio, and Malonya Allen, Virginia; and numerous aunts, uncles, other cousins and family members. His grandparents, Joseph and Mary Hobbs and William and Margaret Langston; an uncle, Bill Langston; and his stepfather, Paul McClure, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 16, at Unity Mortuary Chapel, Knoxville, Tenn., by the Rev. Johnny Watson. Interment was at Westview Cemetery in Jefferson City, Tenn.



  Robert "Bob" Lowell Maranville, 77, of Lexington, husband of Barbara Ann Boulos Maranville, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Hazard, he was the son of the late Jerry Alfred and Martellia Little Maranville. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran. He was a special agent for the U.S. Treasury Department.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Rob Maranville, Lexington, and George Maranville, Versailles; four grandchildren, Lee Maranville, Vincent Maranville, Anna Laura Maranville, and Georgia Mae Maranville; a brother, Lt. Col. (U.S.A. Ret.) Keathley Maranville, Columbus, Ohio; and a sister, Jerry M. Wade, Knoxville, Tenn.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec 19, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Steven Gehring. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 160 Moore Drive, Suite 201 Lexington, KY 40503, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.



  Agatha English Parks, of Lexington, widow of James R. Parks Sr., died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005.

The daughter of the late John Homer and Alma Farris English, she was an avid UK fan for both basketball and football for the best part of 50 years and was active in the local AARP chapter and a member of the Professional Secretaries International (PSI). After her retirement from the University of Kentucky after 40 years of service, she was active in several seniors activities, and was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. She most recently was employed in the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. She was also involved in the delivery of cell phones to seniors for 911 emergency situations.

She is survived by two sons, Duke Allen Parks, Benton, and James Richard Parks, Lexington; three daughters, Shelagh Wells, Richmond, Deborah Kelly, Chicago, Ill., and Susan Williams, Lexington; 11 grandchildren, Shauna Mallory, Lexington, Wesley Parks, Louisville, Stacey Carlton, Primm, Ariz., Bill Watts, Versailles, James Richard Strauss, Richard Allen Parks, Heather Wells, Richmond, Tyler Wells, Richmond, Amanda Kelly, Chicago, Steven Kelly, Chicago, and Kimberly Sigmon, Berea; three great-grandchildren, Justin Lynn Watts, Versailles, Natasha Sigmon, Berea, and Zack Sigmon, Berea; a brother, Robert English; a sister, Elizabeth Amburgey; three nephews, Robert English, James Eddie English and Kenneth La Vake; three nieces, Katherine Hamilton, Richmond, Linda Hisle, Nicholasville, and Grace Davet, Mansfield, Texas; eight great-nephews, Robert G. English Jr., William Hamilton, Matthew Hamilton, Richmond, Chad Hamilton, Richmond, Chris Hamilton, Richmond, Chris Hisel, Nicholasville, Jean Claude Davet, Nashville, Tenn., and Jean Paul Davet, Mansfield, Texas; and two great-nieces, Jennifer Lynn English and Brandy La Vake. A granddaughter, Pamela Cassity; two brothers, George W. English and John H. English Jr.; and a sister, Evelyn E. Gippert, are deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1881 Eastland Parkway, Lexington, by Dr. Harold Hunter and the Rev. Ben Hahn. Casket bearers will be the deputy sheriffs of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or to Cardinal Hill Hospital, 2050 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504.



  Mary W. Strand, 91, of Scottsdale, Ariz., widow of Thomas T. Lloyd and Martin E. Strand, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at her home following a long illness.

Survivors include four children, Russell Lloyd May, Washington, D.C., Thomas T. Lloyd, Tiburon, Calif., Sam W. Lloyd, Larkspur, Calif., and Duncan H. Lloyd, Versailles; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a niece; and a great-nephew. A brother, Sam Wooldridge, is deceased.

A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Christ Episcopal Church in Carefree, Ariz.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Versailles.

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