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December 31, 2003



Betty P. Borowiak, 67, of Dunn, N.C., formerly of Versailles, widow of Roy O. Borowiak, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at her residence.

A native of Harnett County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Norman and Mozelle Patterson. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dunn, where she was an elder, a deacon, and a member of the choir.

Survivors include a son, Kevin Borowiak, Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Cheryl Hatcher, Richmond, Va., and Lynne Ryan, New Castle, Pa.; three sisters, Dorothy Warner, Sanford, N.C., Norma Jean Clayton, and Grace McDonald, Clyde, N.C.; and a grandson, Brett Ryan.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at the First Presbyterian Church by Dr. David Sherrod. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Skinner & Smith Funeral Home, Dunn, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 901 N. Park Avenue, Dunn, N.C. 28334, or Community Home Care and Hospice, 400 E. "H" Street, Erwin, N.C. 28339.



 Thomas "T. R." Brown, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003.

A retired schoolteacher, he was a son of the late Thomas Ray Brown Sr. and Georgia Brown. He was born in Woodford County on April 7, 1949, and was a member of the Abundant Life Ministry in Richmond.

Surviving are his wife, Anita Ross Brown, Berea; a son, Benjamin Brown; two daughters, Tyra Zachary, Atlanta, Ga., Benjamin Brown and Carrie Brown, both of South Carolina; three grandchildren; two stepchildren, Jessica and Janice Morton, Berea; a brother, Baron "Mackie" Brown, Jacksonville, N.C,; five sisters, Elizabeth "Doll" Brown, Joann "Lussie" Brown, Paula "Bern" Brown, all of Lexington, Anna "Tussie" Huggins, Columbus, Ohio,, and Mary "Nennie" Brown, Van Nuys, Calif.; two uncles, Robert Brown and James "Buddy" Brown; an aunt, Gloria Washington; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Simpson United Methodist Church by the Rev. Thomas Muhomba and the Rev. Edwin Lainhart. Interment was at the Steele Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jeff Brown, George Brown, Mark Brown, Jarvis Livingston, Arthur Cargill, Keith Gallman, Van Coyle, and Steve Burdine. Honorary bearers were Wayne Middleton, Norris Ingles, Victor Brown, Alpatrick Burns, Paul Wilkerson, Jose Middleton, Nathaniel Winkfield, and Pete Washington. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was charge of arrangements.



William Randolph Cotton Jr., 73, of 2480 Big Sink Pike, husband of Marilyn B. Cotton, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003.

A native and life long resident of Woodford County, he was the son of the late William Randolph Sr. and Eliza Stafford Cotton. He served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean crisis, returning to Woodford County to farm. He raised tobacco and registered Angus cattle, was a member of the Farm Bureau and former director for many years. He was a long time member of the Woodford County Conservation Board and member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Debbie C. Jackson and her husband Guy W. Jackson II of Versailles; three sons, Randy Cotton and his wife Margie of Versailles, Glen Cotton of Chicago, Ill., and Brian Cotton of Versailles; a sister, Henrietta Pomeroy of Lee's Summit, Mo.; a granddaughter, Michelle Hughes; and a great granddaughter, Tatum Hughes. A grandson, Christopher Michael Jackson, and a sister, Allie Lucas, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Guy Jackson II, Joe LeBeau, Randy Cotton, Glen Cotton, Brian Cotton, John Lucas Jr., and Gregory Pomeroy. Honorary bearers were James R. Cox, Ed Cunningham, Bob Huffman, C. O. Neel, and members of the Bob Hays Sunday School Class at Versailles Baptist Church.

Memorials are suggested to the Michael Jackson Scholarship Fund, c/o United Bank, 100 United Drive, Versailles, KY 40383, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.



Charles W. Craig, 72, of 653 Oxford Drive, formerly of 313 Bryanwood, widower of Carolyn Mitchell Craig, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003.

Born at Midway, he was the son of the late Jesse Robert and Snoda Keith Craig. He was a retired carpenter and woodworker and was a member of the Midway Assembly of God Church and had attended the Woodford Community Christian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane Smith and Joan Jones, Versailles; three sons, the Rev. Bill Craig, Loveland, Ohio, Richard Craig, and David Craig, both of Lexington; five brothers, Kenneth Craig, Florida, Arthur Craig, Winchester, Spencer Craig, Midway, Sam and Tommy Craig, both of Lexington; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. A daughter, Barbara Elaine Craig, and two brothers, Jesse Robert "Buster" Craig Jr. and James E. Craig, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Randy Nation. Interment was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mr. Craig's brothers and sons.

Memorials suggested to Buckley Hills Audubon Society or a favorite charity.

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Betsy J. Fister, 85, co-owner of Suburban Mobile Home Park, widow of Leo L. Fister, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at St Joseph Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Plummer and Margaret Dennis Robards. She was a member of the Cathedral of Christ the King.

Survivors include her children, Jane F. Williams, David L. Fister, Philip A. Fister, H. Kevin Fister, L. Kenneth Fister and Patricia F. Collins; grandchildren, Lee Williams, Eric Williams, Kellie Stokes, Kim Clements, Mark Fister, Jay Fister, Lindsey Fister, Lauren Fister, Rachel Fister, Brandon Fister and Adam Collins; great-grandchildren, Natalie Vish, Brooke Stokes, Stephanie Williams and Ryan Clements; and numerous nieces and nephews. Two grandchildren, Walter L. Williams III and Becky Anne Fister Vish are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Cathedral Christ the King by the Rev. Lawrence Hehman. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers were Walter Williams, Stephen Collins, Eric Williams, Jay Fister, Mark Fister, Scott Vish, Jeff Stokes and Chris Clements. Arrangements by W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway.

Memorials to Christ the King Gift of Faith Fund or Mary Queen Building Our Future Fund.



John (Jack) Arthur Geis Jr., 73 of Georgetown, owner of Jack & Jan's Carpets, husband of Janice Crump Geis, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late John Arthur and Jean Herschede Geis. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was member of St. John Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, John Geis, Louisville, Darryl Geis, and Richard Geis, both of Lexington; six daughters, Criss Kuhn, Stamping Ground, Mickey Geis, Lexington, Cathie Kendrick, Versailles, Cee Geis, Louisville, Cherie Kron, Bellingham, Wash., and Jennelle Rolle, Phoenix, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at St. John Catholic Church by Fr. John List. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Lexington. Casket bearers were Mr. Geis's grandsons. Johnson's Funeral Home, Georgetown, was in charge of arrangements.

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Charlie Hellard, 78, of Frankfort, died Saturday, Dec. 27, at his residence.

Born in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Claude and Laura Carrier Hellard. He was a retired construction worker and attended Victory Chapel.

Survivors include three stepdaughters, Cathy Sams, Frankfort, Sue Peek, Owenton, and Brenda Blankinship, Frankfort; three sisters, Catherine Roark, Pauline Fortner, and Bessie Simpson, all of Frankfort; five brothers, John Hellard, Ernest Hellard, William Lewis Hellard, and Zeke Hellard, all of Frankfort, and Marion Stratton, Versailles; and several step-grandchildren.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at the Frankfort Cemetery by the Rev. Gene Roberts. Casket bearers were Michael Dews, Terry Peek, Danny Simpson, Steve Sams, Ed Conway, Bobbie Burke, and Ricky Blankinship. Clark Sunset Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



 Bennie Carl Luttrell, 59, of 155 Chestnut Lane, husband of Pansy Lee Luttrell, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003.

A native of Casey County, he was the son of Edna Mae Owens Luttrell of Versailles and the late Bennie Luttrell. He was a retired horseman.

Other survivors include a daughter, Vicki Stewart, Versailles; a son, Benjamin Shawn Luttrell, Versailles; a stepdaughter, Katherine Lee of Irvine; a stepson, Thomas Lee, Versailles; four brothers, Leslie Luttrell, Eulin Luttrell, Wayne Luttrell, and Velber Luttrell, all of Versailles; two grandchildren; and two step grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Darrell Young. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were Leslie Luttrell, Wayne Luttrell, Velber Luttrell, Bruce Luttrell, Larry Martin, Charlie Reed, and Shawn Luttrell. Honorary bearers were Eulin Luttrell, Euell Luttrell, Chris Martin, and Jason Martin.

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Diana Rosemond Miller, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Born March 27, 1916, she was the daughter of the later Louis E. and Lula W. Miller.

Surviving are a brother, Ben E. (B.E.) Miller; a nephew, Ben E. Miller Jr.; and a niece, Mary James Carter.

A family memorial will be held at a later date.

Contributions may be made to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Berry Avenue, Drawer D, Versailles, KY 40383.



Mary Katherine Newton Parrish, 83, of Georgetown, former Electric Parts employee and widow of James Bradford Parrish, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at the Royal Manor Nursing Home, Nicholasville.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Quince and Annie Cooper Newton and attended the First Church of God.

Survivors include a son, Brad Parrish Jr., Georgetown; two daughters, Starlene Rutledge, Paris, and Pam Voris, Longmont, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Nicole Krajewski, Indianapolis, Ind., James Rutledge, Longmont, Colo., Kathy Seybert, Aurora, Colo., Lisa Mann, Indianapolis, Ind., Tina Spaulding, Naples, Fla., Chad Parrish, Lexington, and Kimberly Parrish, Lawrenceburg; nine great grandchildren, Tucker and Kezley Krajewski, Kalynd and Parrish Spaulding, Kay Snead, Quinton, Asher and Danika Seybert and Jaydn Mann.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, in the Georgetown Cemetery by Bro. Sam Glenn and Bro. Jeff Krajewski. Johnson's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Alzheimer's Association, 836 Euclid Ave., Suite 322, Lexington, KY 40502.



Harry Preston Price Sr., 85, of Versailles, husband of Sue M. Leach Price, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003.

Born July 17, 1918, he was the son of George Washington and Jessie Jane Price. He was a retired GTE employee and a retired Baptist minister, and a member of the Pinckard Baptist Church in Versailles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Richard Lee Price, Waynesboro, and Harry Preston Price Jr., Cambodia; a stepdaughter, Sondra Woolums; three stepsons, Tommy Turner, Versailles, Bill Turner, Plantation, Fla., and Jerry Turner, Lexington; 24 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Whitehall Funeral Chapel by Bro. Doug Simpson. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were John T. Turner, Jerry W. Turner, Dave Lewis, Gregg A. Turner, Sandy Redmon and Doug Thompson. Honorary bearers were Jay Eaves, Ron Smith and David Watcher.

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