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December 28, 2006


Eva Elizabeth Bunton Broaddus, 80, widow of Jesse Lee Broaddus, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at her daughter’s residence in Nicholasville.
Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late James and Mabel Armstrong Bunton. She was a homemaker and attended East Hickman Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mabel Jane Broaddus, Lexington, and Karen Buffin, Nicholasville; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers; and four sisters. A grandson, William Boyd Matthews, is deceased.
Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Bro. Robert Stollger. Burial will follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Danny Bunton, Jack White, Tim White, Tyler Connor, Robbie Bunton, and Micky Younger. Honorary bearers will be her brothers-in-law. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 28.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Hallie B. Antrobus Crowe, 88, widow of Victor Crowe, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles.
Born July 22, 1918, in New Elsie, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Marion and Ethel Redmon Antrobus. She was a former Texas Instruments employee and a member of Hillsboro Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Roberts, Versailles, Ethel Walling, Versailles, Gloria Lewis, Indiana, and Vicky Davis, Versailles; a brother, Alvie Antrobus, Versailles; 12 grandchildren, Jimmy Roberts, Mark Walling, Tammy Reynolds, Ricky Walling, Hal Roberts, Jeff Walling, Steve Walling, Kevin Lewis, John Walling, Letha Safirt, Bethel Emanuel Walling, and Adam Davis; 28 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 28, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Dr. Howard Bowman. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Crowe’s grandsons will serve as casket bearers.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Taylor Manor Nursing Home.
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Bobby C. Sims, 74, of Versailles, husband of Joyce Bain Sims, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at his residence.
Arrangements were incomplete at Turpin Funeral Home at press time.
For information, call (859) 623-1276.


Dr. R. Smiser West, 97, of Waterford Farm near Midway, a Woodford County horse breeder and retired dentist, husband of Kathryn West, died Wednesday, Dec 20, 2006, at Samaritan Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Tennessee, he was the son of the late Dudley and Mary West. He moved to Central Kentucky when he was in high school. He was a graduate of the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky, and was a World War II Air Force veteran.

He opened a dental practice in Lexington and treated some horse farm owners, who got him interested in the horse breeding business and helped him get established in the 1940s. He retired from his dental practice in the late 1950s. He and his wife, whom he met on a blind date, shared a love of horses and farming, and lived on a Jessamine County farm for 25 years before moving to Waterford Farm, just south of Midway on the Midway Pike. He partnered with Hall of Fame horse trainer MacKenzie “Mack” Miller, and bred several Grade 1 winners, including champions Chilukki and De La Rose and 1991 Kentucky Oaks winner Lite Light.

In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by two sons, Dr. Henry Martin West, Versailles, and Robert S. West Jr., Nashville, Tenn.; three granddaughters, Maureen, Lindsay, and Claire West; and a nephew, Dudley West, Nashville, Tenn.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, Dec. 23, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper.

Contributions are suggested to the Midway "Home Place" Nursing Home, P.O. Box 3964, Midway, KY 40347.

Jane Pauline Willoughby, 85, of Mt. Sterling, wife of Finley Willoughby Jr., died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at the Mary Chiles Hospital.
Born April 17, 1921, in Clark County, she was the daughter of the late Jake and Lilly Mae Anderson Eades. She was a member of the Grassy Lick Methodist Church and a retired nutrition assistant at the Montgomery County Extension office.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Beverly Juett, Midway; a sister, Isabelle Collins, Cynthiana; and a grandchild, Jonathan Juett, Midway.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec 28, at the Taul Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Machpelah Cemetery.


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