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December 23, 2004

 

Adair

Richard H. Adair Jr., 77, of Ravenna, husband of Margaret "Kitty" Adair, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Richard Sr. and Katie Adair. He was a retired lieutenant with the Lexington fire department, part owner of Adair Decorating with his two brothers, and a World War II navy veteran. He was a member of Woodford Community Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Tom Adair and Ken Adair, Lexington, and Tim Adair, Williamstown; three special daughters, Shirley, Jane and Cheryll; seven grandchildren, Tom, Ken, Mike, Andrew, Noah, Mendy and Sophia; two special grandsons, Joey and Patrick; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Madeline, Ashleigh and Emma; two brothers, Harry Adair, Versailles, and Russell Adair, Lexington; two sisters, Lillian Taylor, Lexington and Sally Pearson, Arizona; a foster brother, Tom Combs; and several special nieces and nephews. A sister, Lucille Huff, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street by the Rev. Woody Adair and the Rev. Randy Nation. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

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Alley

Ayers K. Alley, 105, of Lexington, husband of Esther Fox Alley, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004.

Born in Pound, Va., he was the son of the late James E. and Delpha Roberson Alley. He was former accountant and credit union manager for Greyhound. He played saxophone as a member of the Oleika Shrine Band, the Davidson Group that played for the Donavon Program at the University of Kentucky, the Young at Heart Band, and at the age of 99, played in his last performance. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the choir and played organ for the men's Bible school. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, and after his retirement from Greyhound, he worked part-time for H & R Block and the Commonwealth of Kentucky tax office.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Judy Kapke, Stone Mountain, Ga.; a stepson, Leroy Lunsford, Stanford; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a niece, Sue Burns, Versailles; and two nephews, Eric Alley Jr. and Michael Jenkins, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His first wife, Marie Gordon Alley, and a son, Jimmy Alley, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Fayette County Homecare, 699 Perimeter Drive, Lexington, KY 40517, or Shriners Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502.

 

Baugh

James Albert Baugh Jr., 80, of 832 Kingsway Drive, husband of Margaret Ann Baugh, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late James Albert Baugh Sr. and Myrtle Flannery Baugh. He was a member of the Versailles Baptist church, a strong Christian, and served in various offices and on committees throughout the church, including organizing mission trips. He was a Mason, active in the Scottish Rite, an Oleika Shriner, a Kentucky Colonel, and was active in Woodford County Habitat for Humanity. A United States Navy veteran, he served in World War II as an anti-aircraft gunner on a tanker, and later retired from IBM in Lexington.

Survivors include three sons, James Gary Baugh, Versailles, Michael D. Wells, Lexington, and Jeffrey Alan Wells, Nicholasville; a daughter, Jennifer Lee Wells Lane, Nicholasville; a sister, Bertha Baugh Ernst, Stanford; eight grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. A sister, Mary Margaret King, and a brother, Willie Clarence Baugh, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was in Crestlawn Cemetery, Georgetown.

Memorials are suggested to Woodford County Habitat for Humanity and Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort KY 40601.

 

Berger

Patricia Berger, 68, of Versailles, widow of Hester “Tom” Berger, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Born March 8, 1936, in Kokomo, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Carter and Edith Switzer Reynolds. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include four daughters, Vickie Briscoe, Betty Jones, and Barbara Noble, all of Versailles, and Diane Baxter, Texas; two sons, Ronald and Keith Berger, Versailles; two sisters, Joyce Hinkle, Ohio, and Barbara Wysong, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at the Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Gilbert Sargent. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Wayne Harris, Buddy, Danny, Randall, Glenn, and Randy Berger.

 

Brooks

Gladys Hamm Brooks, 97, of Nicholasville, widow of Elliott Brooks, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at her home after an extended illness.

Born Feb. 12, 1907, in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Dunn Hamm. She was a member of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church and a former member of the Oak Hill Homemakers.

Survivors include her children, Clarence Brooks, Versailles, Harry Brooks, Nicholasville, Elsie Roberts, Ohio, Nancy Gayhart, Nicholasville, and Paul Brooks, Nicholasville; a sister, Dolly Perkins, Nicholasville; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Shirley and Norman Hamm, and two sisters, Olive Carter and Anna K. Stappe, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004 at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home by the Rev. Lee Taylor. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gene Brooks, Wayne Brooks, Todd Lewis, David Brooks, Hannah Stephens, and Ryan Corman. Honorary bearers were Larry Roberts, Curt Stephens, James Beaumont, and Ernie Bain.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Jessamine County chapter.

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Foley

William Sudduth Foley, 85, of Versailles, husband of Martha Jane Lacefield Foley, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late F.R. and Una Belle Sudduth Foley. He retired after 33-1/2 years as an Internal Revenue agent in the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division. He was a member and elder of Troy Presbyterian Church, and founder and former president of the Woodford County Historical Society, which held its first meeting in his home. He was a lifetime member of the Kentucky Historical Society, and was instrumental in acquiring and renovating the Big Springs Baptist Church in Versailles for the Woodford Historical Society Museum. He was a member of Spindletop Hall, a genealogist, a former member of the Civil War Roundtable, the Sons of the American Revolution, a former Scout Master for Troop #43 for 15 years, and he had served with the U. S. Army during World War II.

In addition to his wife of 62 years, he is survived by three sons, Dr. William Sudduth Foley, Robert W. Foley, and F.R. "Buddy" Foley, all of Versailles; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Private services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, in the Midway Cemetery. W. R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway in Lexington was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Woodford County Historical Society 121 Rose Hill Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383, or to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383.

 

James

Mildred Brackett James, 67, of Lexington, wife of Franklin Thomas James, passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center of St. Joseph Hospital.

The daughter of the late William and Mary McCarthy Brackett, she was a clerical secretary for Consolidated Freightways and a member of Palomar Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mary Lesli James-Place, Lexington; a stepson, Shane Thomas James, Florida; a sister, Flora Davis, Versailles; a half-sister, Billie Roberts, Lexington; a grandchild, Mason Place; and three nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road by Pastor James Heard. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Parkinson's Support Group, 351 Harp & Innis Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, and Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

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King

Joanne W. King, 74, of Versailles, widow of Wallace King, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at Pattie A. Clay Hospital in Richmond.

Born June 30, 1930, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of Dorthea Wash, Midway, and the late Mervin Wash. She was a homemaker and member of Southland Christian Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Winona Brewer, Richmond, and Colleen Sanders, Danville; a sister, Margurite Mears, North Carolina; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Dwayne Brewer. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery.

 

Littrell

Edith Littrell, 94, of 2243 Big Sink Pike, widow of Robert E. Littrell, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at Northpoint Health Care Center, Lexington.

She was the daughter of the late Ulysses S. and Elizabeth Gardner Million and was a member of South Elkhorn Baptist Church since 1933.

Survivors include a daughter, Norma Jean Cornish, Versailles; a granddaughter, Judy Cornish Dowell, Lexington; two nieces, Delores Holman and Grace Million, both of Lexington; a nephew, Charles Million Jr., Versailles; and two step-great-grandchildren, John and Barry Dowell. A son, Ronald Lee Littrell; a sister, Viola Lowe; and three brothers, Darnell Million, Charles Million Sr., and Ulysses S. Million, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Jimmy Closterman. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lexington. Casket bearers will be Jack Million, Michael Holman, Joe Routt, Randall Dowell, Bobby Driskell, and Clay Mattingly. Honorary bearers will be Billy Routt, Don Hampton, Don Closterman, and Harold Holland.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, and Northpoint Health Care, Amelia Unit, 1500 Trent Boulevard, Lexington, KY 40517.

 

Mastin

Grace Mastin of Versailles, widow of Marion G. Mastin, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born in Midway, she was the daughter of the late John and Minnie Frances Shryock Stypes. She was a retired licensed practical nurse for Woodford Memorial Hospital and a member of Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Marian Frances Foley, Versailles, and Mary Beth Hivick, Lexington; a granddaughter, Tammy Bradley, Shelbyville; and a nephew, Ron Mitchell, Versailles.

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Dr. Loyde Jolly and Brereton Jones. Entombment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Glen Meadows, Don Schilling, Bret Jones, Frank White, and Ronnie Mitchell. Honorary bearers were Dr. Dale Goodin, Dr. Billy Childers, and Dr. T.J. Richardson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude's Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552, or the Woodford Humane Society, 890 Tyrone Pike, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Sudduth

William Van Meter Sudduth, Jr., 93, of Lexington, widower of Mildred May Robinson Sudduth, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Winchester, he was the son of the late William Van Meter Sudduth Sr. and Ida Miller Tanner Sudduth. He was a graduate of Winchester High School, a retired maintenance technician for General Electric, where he had worked for 27 years, and the owner of Georgetown Coin Laundry for 26 years. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of Central Kentucky and Beaumont Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Miller Sudduth Hall; a son, William Van Meter Sudduth III; five grandchildren, Carl "Chip" B. Hall IV, Amy Hall Moore, William Van Meter Sudduth IV, Malinda Sudduth Isaacs, and Megan Sudduth Nieman; two great grandchildren, Kathryn Mason Hall and Rylie Rebecca Sudduth; and three sisters, Ruth Fishback, Anna Laura Codell, and Jean Richeson.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Chris Roseland. Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 1070 Lane Allen Road, Lexington KY 40504, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington KY 40504.

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Wilder

Amna "Ann" Wilder, 97, of Lexington, widow of Paul A. Wilder, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Pine Meadows Healthcare.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late James W. and Mary Edna Yeagle Haggin. She was a retired sales clerk for Tots & Teens on Main Street after 40 years and a member of Park Methodist Church.

Survivors include two grandsons, Paul and Eric Shindelbower; a granddaughter, Paula Ann Adams; a great-grandson, Daniel Shindelbower; two great-granddaughters, Angie and Amy; and several nieces and nephews. Two daughters, Pauline Shindelbower and Dorothy Adams; a brother; and three sisters, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens by Bro. Don Frye. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements.

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Williamson

Jennie C Bailey Williamson, 67, of Lexington, wife of Joe P. Williamson, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of the late Jennie C. and Isaac Woodrow Bailey. She was self-employed as a Shaklee distributor and a thoroughbred horse breeder and owner. She was a member of Meadowthorpe Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Teresa J. Wickenhoefer, Summerville, S.C., Bernice G. Yates, Versailles, and Nadean J. Williamson and Myra L. Williamson, both of Lexington; three grandsons; three brothers; and three sisters.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Bro. Lonnie Bennett.

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