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December 24, 2003



Brent Lee Bacon, 40, of 522 Regent Court, an engineer and designer of fire sprinkler systems, son of Larry and Barbara Bacon of Versailles, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003.

Additional survivors are a brother and sister-in-law, Brad and Barbara Bacon; and three nephews, Andrew, Michael, and Ryan Bacon, all of Versailles.

There was no visitation or services. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the UPHA Benevolent Fund or the Make A Wish Foundation.



Mary Lucille Carey, 94, of Frankfort, widow of Lawrence Carey, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A native of Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Allen Sr. and Hattie Tracy Conway. She was retired from National Distillers and was a lifelong member of the Crestwood Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Larry D. Carey, Frankfort; two sisters, Patsy Richardson, Versailles, and Virginia Thompson, Alabama; a brother, Allen Conway Jr., Versailles; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. A son, James E. Carey, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Rogers Funeral Home by the Rev. Wallace Kent. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Honorary bearers were George Collins, Patsy Conway, Mike Donnelly, Jeff Hulette, Todd Carey, and Cheri Hulette.



Charles Truman Nichols, 91,of Lexington, widower of Flossie Nichols, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Hospice Care Center.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late Charles and Pearl Nichols Sr. He was the retired owner of Third Street Market, member of Grace Baptist Church, and a 55 year Mason.

Survivors include four daughters, Mary Elizabeth Hinkle, Lexington, Linda Sue Mize, Florida, Frances Ann Cook, Lexington, and Vicki Jean Aran, Florida; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Louis Nichols, Florida, Fred Nichols, Illinois, and Raymond Nichols, Sadieville. A son, Donald Reed Nichols, and two brothers, John Nichols and Arthur Nichols, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street by the Rev. Terrence Freeman. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

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Eleanor Van Nichols Sadler, 81, formerly of Paris, resident of Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, wife of Clarence Alfred "Pete" Sadler, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, after an extended illness.

She worked as a registered nurse for over 40 years and was active in the First Baptist Church, Paris, in her Sunday school, as a leader of the Girls’ Auxiliary, and was a member of the Homebound Committee. When she moved to Versailles, she was a member of Versailles Baptist Church and active in Sunday school and the 50+ Club.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Amy Moore, Versailles, Kathy Lynch, London, Mimi Taylor, Springboro, Ohio, and Fred Sadler, Snellville, Ga.; six grandchildren, Ellen and Daniel Moore, Versailles, Lee Lynch, Williamsburg, Nathan and Brent Taylor, Springboro, Ohio, Ben Sadler, Duluth, Ga.; a great granddaughter, Deavon Lynch, Williamsburg; a sister, Ruth Nichols Burke, Greensboro, N.C., and a brother, John Thomas Nichols, Roswell, Ga. A son, John Thomas Sadler, is deceased

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Alzheimer's Association.

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Agnes Allena Morton Samuels, 75, of 536 Beech Street, formerly of Millville, widow of Robert C. “Sid” Samuels, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at her home.

Born Feb. 14, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mable Morton and was a native of Woodford County. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church at Millville and was church clerk for 39 years. She had worked at the Blue Boar Cafeteria, the King’s Table, at Old Crow and Old Grand Dad distilleries and had done housework for several years.

Survivors include four daughters, Deborah Samuels, Vera Samuels, Donna Samuels, and Clinnetta Samuels all of Versailles; four grandchildren, Christopher Howard, California, Akesha Beatty, Lexington, Jason Jackson, Japan, and Tresina Samuels, Versailles; three great granddaughters, Shanice Howard, Keasha and Alayiah Beatty; two sisters, Helen Carter and Ella Samuels both of Millville; two brothers, Henry Morton and Lawrence Morton both of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. A daughter Linda Samuels Howard, a sister Lillian Morton, and three brothers, Charles, Russell, and Nelson Morton, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Macedonia Baptist Church, Woodford County, by the Rev. James Raglin and the Rev. H. E. Bolton. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were Alfred Carter, Joseph Carter, Jesse Howard, William R. Morton, Gene Morton, and Henry J. Morton. Honorary bearers were Albert Hogan, Garland Jackson, Russell Thornton, Curtis Carr, Sherman Morton and Bishop William A. Morton. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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