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December 4, 2003

 

Armstrong

Hildred Delores "Dee" Hatton Armstrong, 69, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at her home.

Born Sept. 27, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Dawson Hatton and Rebecca Ginter Hatton. She was an accomplished chef, and owner of "Special Things", located in the Versailles Antique and Flea Market. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her talents included cooking, crafts, singing and writing poetry.

Survivors include her seven children, Craig Armstrong, Casstown, Ohio, Bonnie Massie, Lexington, Eric Armstrong, Fredericksburg, Va., Frederick Armstrong, Naples, Fla., Grant Armstrong, Troy, Ohio, Holly Hasler, New Albany, Ohio, and Ivan Armstrong, Cheyenne, Wyo.; their father, Alvin Armstrong; 34 grandchildren; a brother, Vernon Hatton; and sisters Floretta Flake, Wilma Hatton, and Linda Couch. A brother James, and a grandson, Daniel, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lexington. Private burial was in the Shrout Family Cemetery, Owingsville. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Berger

Chester "Check" Berger, 81, of Lexington, husband of Thelma Tipton Berger, formerly of Woodford County, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003.

Born in Estill County Dec. 24, 1921, he was the son of Walter and Lena Chaney Berger. He was a retired mechanic for Broughton Dairies in Lexington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Doris Brown, Harrodsburg; four sons, Glenn Berger, Mt. Sterling, Chester "Buddy" Berger Jr., Randall Berger, and Danny Berger, all of Versailles; two sisters, Bessie Wilson, Florida, and Geneva Harris, Versailles; two brothers, Rexford Berger, Ohio, and Shelby "Doddle" Berger, Versailles; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will were conducted Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Earl Hisle. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Bo Anderson, Ernest Bledsoe, Wayne Harris, Glenn Berger II, Keith Berger, and Larry Dale Berger. Honorary bearers were Ronald Berger, Brian Berger, Ray Wilson, Mike Berger, Larry Berger, Dean Berger, Larry Noble and Alex McIntosh.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Bryant

Margaret Ann "Peggy" Bryant, 65, of Lexington, wife of Walter E. Bryant, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003.

Born July 25, 1938, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Bessie Stewart Fleckinstein. She was a member of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Jean Begley; two sons, Joseph G. Bryant and Barry L. Bryant, all of Lexington; two brothers, Charles Fleckinstein, Harrodsburg, and Rick Fleckinstein, Versailles; four grandchildren, Tony Stone, Jared Bryant, Michael Bryant and Morgan Bryant; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway by the Rev. Steve Wainright. Entombment was in the Lexington Cemetery Mausoleum. Casket bearers were Tony Stone, Bill Bryant, Rick, Charles, Joshua and Seth Fleckinstein.

 

Cornett

Opal M. Cornett, 86, of Whitesburg, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at her home.

Born Sept. 13, 1917, in Williamsburg, Ohio, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Sue Holbrook, Ermine, and Mary Foley, Versailles; four grandchildren, Valerie Hensley, F.R. Foley III, John S. Cornett, and Elizabeth Foley; and a grandson, John Steven Cornett II.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Letcher Funeral Home, Whitesburg, by the Rev. Elwood Cornett. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine.

 

Florian

Dorothy Jean Florian, 53, of Lawrenceburg, wife of Mark Allen Florian, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at her residence.

Born in Clark County, she was the daughter of Roscoe “Rocky” Richardson of Versailles and the late Mary Beauford Richardson. She was an employee of Jancon Cleaning Services at Florida Tile in Lawrenceburg and was a member of the Apostolic House of Prayer, Versailles.

In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by two stepdaughters, Rhoda Mondoza and Ann Towery; a stepson, Brent Florian; and four step-grandsons, all of Versailles; a brother Clifford Richardson, Lexington; two sisters, Kathy McCloud, West Virginia, and Lillie Ashley, Winchester.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Estill Everman. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brent Florian, Doug Phelps, Kevin Florian, Lynn Florian, Jimmy Florian, and John Florian.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Isaacs

 Bowen Ray Isaacs, Sr., 56, of Mundys Landing, Versailles, husband of Margery L. Adams Isaacs, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at his home.

He was the son of Bowen Isaacs and the late Roberta Adeline DeVary Isaacs of Nicholasville. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, being a career counselor and assault boat coxswain, serving three tours of duty and receiving two Good Conduct Medals and the Vietnam Service Medal. He was a member of the VFW and the Ashland Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Bowen Ray Isaacs, Jr., Georgia, and Richard Lee Isaacs, Covington; four grandchildren, Bowen III, Shelby, Logan and Tanner Isaacs; four sisters, Betty Dixon, Nicholasville, Dolores Harris, Lexington, and Wanda Ingram and Sharon Mitchell, Nicholasville; and other family members.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, by Dr. Louis Arnold. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Bearers were his nephews. Honorary bearers were Buddy Mitchell, Floyd Harris and John Murphy.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Jones

Joyce Powell Jones, 75, 116 Angell Avenue, widow of Blaine Merritt Jones Sr., died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003.

Born in Harlan County Sept. 7, 1928, she was the daughter of Howard and Fannie Massie Powell. She was a retired press room inspector at Rand McNally Company and was a member of the King's Way Assembly of God.

Survivors include four daughters, Susie Creech, Versailles, Sharon Peffer, Versailles, Janice Dulin, Nicholasville, and Kim Jones Kirk, Benham; two sons, Blaine Merritt Jones Jr., Ashland, and John Dean Jones, Versailles; four brothers, Homer Powell, Fred Powell, John Powell, and Ben Powell; seven grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by Pastor Joseph S. Girdler and Pastor Mike Krupa. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were John Estill, Bobby Frazier, Phillip Kincaid, Curtis Strange, Larry McMahan, and Garland Jackson.

 

Kirchubel

Frederick A. “Fred” Kirchubel, 79, of Jeffersontown, formerly of Versailles, husband of Marjorie “Midge” Kirchubel, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003.

He was a member of the Jeffersontown Presbyterian Church and a retired engineering consultant.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Eric and Michael Kirchubel; a sister, Marjorie DeLeuil; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at Foreman Funeral Home, Jeffersontown. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to his church.

 

McDaniel

Penny S. McDaniel, 53, of Lexington, wife of Larry McDaniel, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at her residence.

Born in Kingsport, Tenn. Nov. 6, 1950, she was the business manager in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky, and was a member of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Lorene Snapp, Lexington; her father, Elmer Dean Snapp, Gate City Va.; a daughter, Tracy O'Neal McDaniel, Lexington; a son, Shannon Dean McDaniel, Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Joetta Smith, Jeffersontown, and Brenda Parks, Austin, Texas; a brother, Chris Snapp, Vermont; and a grandson, Aidan Riley McDaniel.

Services will be conducted at noon today, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at the Calvary Church of the Nazarene by the Rev. Don Davis. Burial will follow in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Tom Ballard, Bill Franke, Jim Franke, Jeff Holman, Carl Warmoth and Paul Welch. Honorary bearers will be Kohler Boone and Jimmy Neal. Duell Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Calvary Church of the Nazarene or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

McKinney

Mary Ann McKinney, 48, of Versailles, formerly of Midway, wife of Roney L. McKinney Sr., died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at her residence.

A native of Clark County, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Lucy Thompson Townsend. She was a homemaker and a member of the Westview Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Rhonda Ann Oney, Lawrenceburg, and Amanda Ann Hall, Versailles; a son, Roney L. McKinney II, Versailles; two sisters, Kathy Lancaster, Frankfort, and Pat Townsend, Scott County; three brothers, Bobby Townsend, Scott County, Ronnie Townsend, Scott County, and David Townsend, Somerset; and five grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at the Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by Bro. Tom Hall and the Rev. George Oney. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brian Hall, James Deatherage, Edward Oney, Roger Allen Patton, Gary Lancaster, and David Bailey. Honorary bearers were Richard Herring and Vernon Bailey.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

White

Thelma M. White 73, of 339 North Winter Street , Midway, widow of Robert H. White, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at her residence.

Born in Midway Nov. 21, 1929, she was the daughter of Joseph Thomas and Eva Elizabeth Wright Yeary. She was retired from Texas Instruments.

Survivors include a daughter Jenifer Hockensmith, Frankfort; three sons, Tommy White, Corbin, and George and Ryan White, both of Frankfort; a sister, Sue Travis, Mayfield; 12 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Two sons, Glen and Terry White, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, in the Midway Cemetery by Fr. Frank Osburg. Casket bearers were Ryan, Tommy, George, Steven, Cody, and Brent White, and Stephen Hockensmith.

Duell Clark Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements

 

Willmott

George Fletcher Willmott Jr., 76, of Midway, formerly of Lexington, widower of Carol Clendenen Willmott, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at his residence.

A native of Lexington, he was born May 25, 1927, the son of the late George Fletcher and Sarah Kennedy Willmott. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, and was engaged in farming in both Fayette and Woodford counties his entire life. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, having served as both an elder and deacon, and on the board of Bellewood Children's Home, Anchorage. He served on several boards including the Farm Credit Services, Southern States, and Farm Bureau.

Survivors include a son, George Kennedy "Ken" Willmott, Midway; a daughter, Lancye Willmott Douglas, Rochester, N.Y.; and a sister, Grace Willmott Myers, Lexington.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, in the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. Edward L. Hopper and Dr. Lee Bowman. Casket bearers were Tommy Asbury, James Barton, Bert Butner, Robert Downing, Cecil Dunn, Hugh J. Turner, Henry Waits, and Kenneth Watkins. W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.

 

Wilson

John "Brack" Wilson, 62, of Lexington, formerly of Woodford County, a horseman and former employee of Sallee Horse Vans and of Overbrook Farm, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at his home.

Born July 3, 1941, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Jesse B. and Beulah Johnson Wilson and was a member of the Polk Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Angela "Peanut" Scruggs, Versailles, Chandra Gray and O'Kesha Wilson, both of Lexington; two brothers, Donald Wilson and Lewis Wilson, both of Lexington; two sisters, Jessie Franklin, Versailles, and Patricia Wilson, Frankfort; three grandchildren, Cortnei Scruggs, Clinton Scruggs, and Challice Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Willie Howard. Interment will follow Friday morning at 11 a.m. at the Polk Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery in Mortonsville. Casket bearers will be Glenn Wilson, Spence Hughes, Anthony Lewis, Whitney Hughes, Jeff Blair, and Daniel Hood. Honorary bearers will be James Young, James Wheat, Arthur Clark, Charles Long, and Dick Spiller. Friends may call prior to services from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

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