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December 30, 2004

 

Aguero-Garcia

Luis Alfredo Aguero-Garcia, 19, of Versailles, brother of William Rohmann Garcia, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, of a gunshot wound in Lexington.

Services will be conducted at a later date. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

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Currens

Judy Ann McFarland Currens, 53, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital East.

Born in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Maude Leizy Terry McFarland.

Survivors include a daughter, Angie Johnson, Georgetown; two sons, Ray Curtsinger Jr. and Nick Curtsinger, both of Lexington; three sisters, Phyllis Luttrell, Margaret Clark, Stella Walton, all of Versailles; three brothers, James McFarland Jr., Madisonville, Charles Henry McFarland, Somerset, and Walter Vernon McFarland, Versailles; and four grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at the Pentecostal Church of God, Depot Street, by the Rev. Charles McKinley. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jimmy McFarland, Walter McFarland, Jerry Walton, Ronald Clark, Jackie Walton, and Bruce Littrell. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Gormley-Morgan

Patricia A. Gormley-Morgan, 73, of Lake Mary, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, Fla.

Born Aug. 9, 1931 in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late William Gormley and Katherine (Flynn) Gormley. She  was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church.

Survivors include four sons, John Morgan, Mike Morgan, Tim Morgan, and Thaedeus Morgan; a daughter, Mary Pat Moriarty; a sister, Bonnie Estill; and eight grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was conducted Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at Annunciation Catholic Church by the Rev. Stephen Baumann. Interment was in Highland Memory Gardens in Altamonte Springs, Fla. A memorial Mass will be conducted at St. Leo Catholic Church at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005. Banfield Funeral Home, Winter Springs, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

 

Harrod

Robert C. Harrod, 62, of Frankfort, husband of Patricia Shryock Harrod, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at the Central Baptist Hispital, Lexington.

A native of Frankfort, he was the son of Robert Benton and Ruby Goins Harrod. He was the owner of Harrod’s General Store and Restaurant, and attended West Frankfort Church of God.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Elissa D. Cook, Frankfort; three sons, Mike, Brian, and Robert Harrod, all of Frankfort; four brothers, Larry G. Harrod, Nashville, Tenn., Wayne D. and Tony R. Harrod, both of Frankfort, and Paul D. Harrod, Midway; a sister, Beverly A. Harrod, Stamping Ground; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home by the Rev. Wade Hughes. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were David Mitchell, Bobby Lewis, Charlie Cheatham, Doug Harrod, Eugene Cook, and B.J. Perry. Honorary bearers were his sons and Aaron Cook, Jacob Harrod, and Scotty Shryock.

 

Hensley

Peggy Sue Marcum Hensley, 66, of Wallins, wife of Chester Hensley, died Friday, dec. 24, 2004, at the Pineville Community Hospital.

A native of London, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Mary Parman Marcum. She was employed by the University of Kentucky as an expanded food and nutrition specialist. She was a longtime member of the Wallins Christian Church, a member and past president of the Wallins Homemakers Club, and a member of the Wallins chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Brenda Trammell, Wallins, and Donna Melton, Versailles; a son, David Hensley, Wallins; a brother, Conley Marcum, Clarksville, Ind.; five grandchildren, Brian Trammel, Charity Melton, Ceph and Shadow Westfelt, and Dylon Smith; and several other relatives.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at the Wallins Christian Church by the Rev. John Carwell. Burial was in the Park Howard Cemetery, Wallins. Casket bearers were Eric Bowling, Bill Bowling, Paul Blanton, Sam Saylor, Needham Saylor, Bill Lee, Ted Trammell, and Jim Hensley. Anderson & Laws Funeral Home, Harlan, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are requested to the Wallins Christian Church or the church youth group.

 

Hill

William "Dick" Hill, 61, of 123 Clifton Road, husband of Arnetta W. "Peaches" Hill, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, of a heart attack at Bluegrass Community Hospital. 

Born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., he was the son of the late Luther and Girtrue Harried Hill. He was a groom for Merrill Murray on Huntertown Road. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Hill, Lexington, and Marie Turner, Alabama; four stepdaughters, Linda Covington, Margaret Mundy, Kim Mundy, and Frieda Barton, all of Lexington; two sons, William Hill and Ben Hill, both of Alabama; a stepson, Toby Mundy, Lexington; two sisters, Fannie Smith, Alabama, and Louise Johnson of Buffalo, N.Y.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Tony Jones.  Interment was in the Steele Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kelly Bean, Toby Mundy, Jeff Covington, Ronald McKinney, Rudy Groves, and Steve Brown.  Honorary bearers were Dan Collins Sr., Phillip Brown, and Jimmy Winkfield.

 

Howard

Earl N. "Buddy" Howard, 87, of Frankfort, husband of Christine B. Howard, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at his residence.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Griff and Mary Howard. He was retired from National Distillers with 43 years of service and was a member of Highland Christian Church and a life member of VFW Post 4075. He was a World War II veteran with decorations including the American Theater Ribbon, the EAME Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart.

Survivors include two sons, Buddy Howard Jr., Frankfort, and Greg Howard, Lexington; four grandchildren, Dawn Welch and Melinda Watts, Frankfort, Jason Howard, Louisville, and Shannon Hager, Nashville; three great-grandchildren, Devon and Gabe Watts and Riley Welch; two stepchildren, Phyllis Carl, Versailles, and Harry Cunningham, Frankfort; five step-grandchildren, Tracie Nagel and Bobby Carl Jr., Versailles, Billy Cunningham, Georgetown, Mike Cunningham, Frankfort, and Harry Cunningham IV, Florida; and a sister, Vivian Steverson. Two brothers, James and Cecil Howard; and his first wife, Roberta Gaines Howard, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, by the Rev. John Fulton and Greg Howard. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jason Howard, Neal Hager, Donnie Watts, Danny Welch, Bobby Carl Jr. and Billy M. Cunningham. Honorary bearers were Bobby Carl Sr., James Hartley, Ronnie Wise, John Feamster, Bobby Mauer, Tracie Nagle, Dawn Welch, Melinda Watts, Shannon Hager, Emmi Howard, and Rita Dale.

Contributions are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1230 South Hurstbourne Pkwy, Suite 255, Louisville, KY 40222, or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Hulette

Lewis Hulette, 83, of Versailles, husband of Mildred Wainscott Hulette, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Born in Winchester, he was the son of the late William Bush Hulette and Elizabeth Engle Clark. He was the owner of Hulette Plumbing and a master plumber since 1958. He was a staff sergeant in the U. S. Army during World War II, was a Kentucky Colonel and an avid gardener.

Survivors include a son, Rick Hulette, Versailles; a sister, Ruth Southworth, Versailles; five grandchildren, Ron Hulette, Tina Herron, Lloyd Hulette, Jackie Stone, and Chance Hulette; five great-grandchildren, Brittany Hulette, Brook Barnes, Gracie Stone, Hailey Hulette, and Levi Stone.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Interment with military honors was at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Kenny Roberts, Pete Giles, Jay Herron, John Anderson, Chuck Bullock, and Randy Stone. Honorary bearers were Ed Southworth and Ralph Carpenter.

 

Mullins

Martha Mullins, 74, of 137 Dan Drive, wife of Robert "Bob" Mullins, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital East.

Born in Cleveland, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Nellie Austin. A longtime resident of Versailles, she had attended the Versailles United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Cleveland, Tenn.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Mike Mullins, Lawrenceburg, Robbie Mullins, Versailles, and Chip Mullins, Versailles; six grandchildren, Jeremy Mullins, Holly Mullins, Danny Mullins, Nicholas Mullins, Beau Martin, Danielle Raizor; two sisters, Betty Fern Austin and Carlene Branham, both of Tennessee; and two brothers, Sherlin Austin and Leon Austin, both of Tennessee. A brother, Roy Austin, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Rev. Randy Nation, Dr. Dan Moore, and the Rev. Randy Branham. Interment was at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gary Austin, Troy Maney, Beau Martin, Nicholas Mullins, Tim Downey, and Randy Branham.

 

Nuckols

Alice A. Nuckols, 55, of 510 Southland Drive, wife of Bob Nuckols, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at her home.

Born in Russellville, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Pete and Gladys Geraldine Sullivan Hampton. She was member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Indiana.

Survivors include a daughter, Robbin Ferrucci, Versailles; two sons, Brent Nuckols and Pete Nuckols, both of Versailles; a brother, Bruno Hampton, Arkansas; and four grandchildren, Dalton and Delaney Ferrucci and Anna and Eliza Nuckols.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Randy Nation. Interment will follow at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Griff Reed, John Turner, Jason Dunn, Nathan Todd, Shane Kruse, Jamie Ethington, Jason DeBold, and Randy Huntzinger. Honorary bearers will be Josh Wilhoit, Scott Kruse, John Lafferty, Terry Burns, Joel Miller, and Earl Dunn.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort KY 40601.

 

Todd

Justine Johnson Todd, 80, of Tyrone Road, widow of Sam Todd, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at Bluegrass Community Hospital. 

She was the daughter of the late Claude Johnson and Nellie Hopkins Baker. 

Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis A. Bowman, Frankfort, Carolyn S. Eberhart, Lexington, and Bonnie J. Todd, Nicholasville; a son, Bob Abshire, Lawrenceburg; two brothers, Cecil and Darrell Johnson; five sisters, Shirley Masters, Loretta Holly, Shirley Hilton, Lucille Merritt, and Gloria Tapp; six grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Two brothers, Lester Johnson and Bernie Baker, and two sisters, Dorothy Pierce and Marilyn Drury, are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Kevin Shelley. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Nathan Eberhart, Jeff Bowman, Mark Casey, Jim Gwinn, Huck Reffitt, and Dan Wentz. Honorary bearers were Tabitha Casey, Jennifer Gwinn, Stephanie Cane, and April Abshire. 

 

Updike

John "Tojo" Updike, 61, of Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center of an aneurysm. 

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late John and Annie Mae Adams Updike. He was an employee of Woodstock Farm.

Survivors include three daughters, Lori Arnett, Sandy Updike, and Belinda Preston, all of Lexington; a son, Johnny Updike, Lexington; a sister, Betty Edmondson, Versailles; his former wife and mother of his children, Brenda Smith, Versailles; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 3, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Gilbert Sargent. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery.

 

Welch

Enoch Boone Welch, of Midway, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

He was the son of Enoch and Liza Welch.

Other survivors include his grandparents, Louis and Nancy Ruwet and Enoch Welch and Joyce Stidham; three uncles, Joshua Ruwet, Raymond Stewart Jr. and John Sebastian; an aunt, Angela Sebastian; and two cousins, Amber Stewart and Stella Ruwet.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at the Lexington Cemetery by Dr. Mark Johnson. There will be no visitation. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street is in charge of arrangements.

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Whited

Paul E. "Blue Jay" Whited, 75, of Lexington, husband of Doris Whited, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, after a long illness.

He was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Woodford County.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 10 children, Paul Wayne Whited, Shirley Louise Howard, Michael Whited, Louisville, Timmy Whited, Robert Morris, Julie Watkins, Irvine, David Morris, Ricky Whited, Mark Morris, and John Morris; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers; and a sister.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street by the Rev. A.J. Tyre and the Rev. Gary Bennett. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brian Clifton, Wesley Watkins, Ricky Whited Jr., Michael Morris, David Whited, and Ricky Hickey. Honorary bearer was Tracy Paul Whited.

Donations may be made to the Hazelwood Center ICS-MR, Attn: Social Services, 1800 Bluegrass Avenue, Louisville, KY 40214-0506.

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Williams

Wayne Kelley Williams, 61, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Vivian Lyons Froman, Versailles, and the late George Raymond Williams. He was a diesel truck mechanic with All American Bottling Company.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Michael Wayne Williams, Lexington; two daughters, Sharon Lynn Williams and Shelley Ann Williams, both of Lexington; two brothers, Larry and Danny Williams, both of Lexington; a sister, Wanda Krom, Lexington; and four grandchildren, Lucas and Isaac Williams and Ashley Puckett and Julian Williams.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at W. R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway by the Rev. Logan Wayne Hart. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

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