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December 29, 2011



Harold K. Crum, 80, of Lexington, husband of Brenda Whisman Crum, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, after a short illness.

Born Nov. 27, 1931, in Aliquippa, Pa., he was the son of the late Nora and Merrill Crum. He owned and operated his own company, Electra of Lexington Inc., for 46 years. He was a member of Southern Heights Baptist Church and his hobbies included golfing and bowling.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ken (Lynda) Crum, Lexington, and Ted (Tanya) Crum, Nicholasville; two daughters, Nora (Eddie) Warren and Colleen (John) Van Camp, both of Lexington; a stepdaughter, Kelly (Paul) Taylor, Versailles; a stepson, Brian Moore of Butner, N.C.; seven grandsons; two granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren. His first wife, Jean; a son, Kevin; and a brother, Donald Crum, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.



Harold "Sonny" Stewart Greene Sr., 81, of Dayton, Ohio, husband of Mary Rice Greene, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at the Hospice Center of the Dayton VA of Alzheimer’s disease.

Born May 28, 1930, in Versailles, he was the son of the late Henry and Ruth Greene. He graduated from Simmons High School, served in the Korean War and retired from the Defense Electronics Supply Center, Dayton, Ohio, in 1994 after over 40 years of service. He attended Simpson United Methodist Church in Versailles in his early years and attended Phillips Temple CME during his later years.

In addition to his wife of 63 years, he is survived by two sons, Harold Jr. (Scottie) and Artie (Stefania) two daughters, Deborah (John) Smith and Sharon Wilson; two brothers, William Greene and James (Marie) Greene; two sisters, Carolyn (Earl) Railey and Martha Rodgers; 10 granddaughters, Mary (Brian) Hodge, Angela (Jason) Curry, April Wilson, Jennifer Smith, Jayna (Jamal) Ferguson, Jayme Smith, Jessica (Sharn) Jones, Barbara (Joshua) Ward, Laura Wilson, and Olivia Greene; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Simpson United Methodist Church, Versailles. Smith & Smith Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.



Doris Smith Henton, 86, of Versailles, widow of Hampton Harris Henton Sr., died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011.

A native of Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Charles D. and Malinda Campbell Smith and was a member of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Henry Clay High School in 1943 and graduated cum laude from the University of Kentucky. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Chi Omega sorority, was honored as the May Queen, was a UK band sponsor, and served on the UK Alumni Board. She moved to Woodford County after her marriage in 1946, and was a member of the first Woodford County Library Board of Directors. She helped to merge Logan Helm and the Woodford County Library, and was instrumental in bringing the first bookmobile to Woodford County. She and her husband traveled the world, only missing Russia and the Middle East, and spent many winters in Naples, Fla.

Survivors include two sons, Hampton "Hoppy" Henton Jr., Versailles, and Douglas Henton (Carol), San Mateo, Calif.; a daughter, Melinda Belock (Charles), Roswell, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Nathanial Henton (Mary Elizabeth), Natalie Henton, Elizabeth Henton, and Jessica Belock. A grandson, Wade H. Henton II, and two brothers, Charles H. Smith and Marshall D. Smith, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Pisgah Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Pete Jones. A private interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford County Library, 115 N. Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Wilbur D. "Webb" Morrison, 74, of Versailles, husband of Barbara Weber Morrison, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.

Born on March 18, 1937, in West Union, Ohio, he was the son of the late Henry S. and Myrtle Blythe Morrison. He was a retired employee for the National Distillers and an excavation contractor.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Curlene Morrison, Versailles; a son, Mark Morrison, Versailles; a sister, Judy Collins, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Hildreth Morrison Lawson, Lexington; a grandson, Ryan Morrison; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Randy Nation. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Roger Morrison, Buzz Morrison, Carl Weber, Melvin Weber, Charles Steven Morrison, and Clayton Weber. Visitation will be held Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

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Dianna Sue Rose Wells, 68, of Frankfort, widow of Bobby K. Wells, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011.

Born April 14, 1943, in Fort Knox, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Helen Kendall Rose. She was a graduate of Franklin County High School, a retired bookkeeper for Duncan Machinery, an employee of the Georgetown Cheese Store, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Hager (Kevin) Lewis, Frankfort; two sons, Jeffrey W. Hager, Louisville, and Craig A. (Jennifer) Hager, Kansas; and six grandchildren, Stephen K. Barnett and Christian Sagesser, both of Georgetown, Noah Bartley, Frankfort, and Katheryne D. Hager, Isabella R. Hager, and John W. Hager, all of Kansas.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 29, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 7 p.m. by the Rev. Bobby Sagesser and Bruce Frost.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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