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December 24, 2002

 

Baber

Violet (Dot) Greer Baber of Lexington, wife of James Baber, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

A native of Corbin, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Lillie Bolton Dugger. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lynch Church of God, and attended the Paris Pike Church of God.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Betty McDaniels, Versailles; four sons, Ronald Smith, Versailles, Walter Smith, Lexington, Kenny Smith, Dione, and Murphy Smith, Versailles; a brother, Lewis Dugger, Corbin; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson. A son, Lonnie Smith, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at the Tri City Funeral Home, Benham, by the Rev. Everett Hisle. Interment was at the Sunrise Cemetery, Gray. Casket bearers were Roger Smith, Tom Greer, Jim Pierce, Robert Lee, John Bailey, and Robert Lewis.

 

Estill

Nettie Mitchell Estill, 86, of Frankfort, widow of John V. Estill Sr., died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Ann Mitchell. She was a retired cafeteria dietitian at the Thornhill School and was a member of the Thornhill Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, John V. Estill Jr., Versailles, and Jerry W. Estill, Frankfort; and two grandchildren. A grandson is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. William Hartung. Burial was in the Switzer Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gary Mitchell, Bill McLean, Donald Clark, David Clark, Gene Towles, Tommy Riddle, Casey Estill, and Tyler Estill.

 

Hancock

Joseph Tilton Hancock Jr., 47, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Midway, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, of cancer.

Born in Midway, he was the son of Joseph T. Hancock and Fannie Jean Pruitt Hancock and the grandson of Joe and Ada Thompson Hancock and Leslie Morton and Annie Turner Pruitt. He was a graduate of Woodford County High School, where he wrestled in the 98-pound class for the state champions. He was a member of the Midway Christian Church, and attended Transylvania University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. He was a member of Mensa and worked for Santee Cooper in Charleston, S.C., BMC Software and Peck Software, Houston, Texas.

Survivors include a sister, Adanne Bagby; two brothes, Don Hancock and Ben Hancock; and two nieces, Mary and Ellen Bagby.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill McDonald. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Larry T. Hancock, Randy Hancock, Bob Rouse, Sam Midkiff, Trey Hamblet, and Jim Hamblet. Honorary bearers were Rex Rasnick, Lynne and Don Bisceglia, Missy Donnell, and Raquel Carvallo.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of one’s own choice. The family can be reached at tilton_hancock@yahoo.com.

 

Moore

Brenda Lois Moore, 53, of Lexington, wife of Alvin Marsh Moore, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002.

Born in LaGrange, she was the daughter of the late Marsha Hawkins Tharp and Clarence Payton. She was a quality control technician at L-N United Glass, Versailles. She was a graduate of Carroll County High School and Sullivan University, and attended Tates Creek Christian Church. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary in Versailles.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Brian Woodworth, Frankfort; a daughter, Crystal Woodworth, Lawrenceburg; eight grandchildren; a brother, Randy Tharp, Carrollton; and two stepsons, Anthony and Donald Moore, Lexington.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road by Dr. John Craycraft. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

 

Morton

Abigail Jean “Abby” Morton, 17, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002.

A native of Fayette County, she was the daughter of Alice Jones-Douglas and Chester Morton and stepdaughter of David Douglas.

She was a student at Tates Creek High School, where she participated in the track and girls’ basketball teams, and was a member of the House of Prayer Church, Versailles.

Other survivors include a brother, Donte; a sister, Kamia; a stepbrother, Darius; a stepsister, LaTasha, Columbus, Ohio; maternal grandparents, George and Ella Jones; paternal grandmother, Jeanette Morton; step-grandparents, John and Mary Douglas; great grandmother Sarah Taylor and great grandmother Dorothy “Dot” Waide; several generations of aunts and uncles; three nephews, O’quavion, J’awaune, and Rah’kevion; and numerous other relatives.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at the House of Prayer Church by Bishop Rodney Douglas. Burial was in Cove Haven Cemetery. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

 

Tabscott

Earline Montgomery Tabscott, 83, of Lexington, widow of Archie A. Tabscott, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at her residence.

Born Aug. 16, 1919, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Austin and Bertha Buffin Montgomery Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of the Highlands Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Earl A. Tabscott, Ronald Tabscott, and Kenneth W. Tabscott, all of Lexington; eight grandchildren, Vickie Lynn Judy, Amy Michelle McFarland, Ronnie Kirkland, Brian Kirkland, Renee Tabscott, and Sharon Fuller, all of Lexington, Vincent Tabscott, Versailles, and Robin Boston, Indianapolis, Ind.; 12 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Austin Montgomery Jr., Lexington, and Jesse H. Montgomery, Versailles; and a sister, Lillian Biddle, Lexington. A daughter, Phyllis Jean Tabscott; five sisters, Dorothy Richardson, Stella Lilly, Thelma Sherrod, Lucille Bryant, and Flora E. Montgomery; and a brother, Howard Montgomery, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway by the Rev. J.K. Pierce. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mike Smith, Jeff Carr, Billy Biddle, Danny Biddle, Johnny Biddle, and Tom Monroe. Honorary bearers were Kenny Judy, James McFarland, David Fuller, and Rob Boston.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass. Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting www.milwardfuneral.com.

 

Washington

The Rev. Wade W. Washington, 89, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Lexington, husband of Gladys (Jackson) Washington, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at his residence.

Born Nov. 14, 1913, in Versailles, he was the son of George and Charlotte (Twyman) Washington. He graduated from Versailles High School in 1933, and worked for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad for 35 years. He pastored at the First Baptist Church, Berea, for 10 years, and at the First Corinthian Baptist Church, Lexington, before relocating to Columbus. He served as president of the Baptist Ministries Conference for seven years while pastoring in Kentucky.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jacqueline Abernathy, Indianapolis, Ind., and Josephine Turner, Cincinnati, Ohio; two sons, James Washington, Columbus, and Jerry Washington, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Services were conducted on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at the New Faith Baptist Church, Columbus, by Pastor Jeff Kee. Additional services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at the Greater Liberty Baptist Church, Lexington, by the Rev. John Lee. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery, Lexington. Porter-Qualls Funeral Home, Columbus, was in charge of arrangements.

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