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December 4, 2008

 

Carpenter

Haven Rylee Carpenter, 15 months, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington.

Born Aug. 30, 2007, she was the daughter of Steve and Kimberly Burgess Carpenter of Versailles.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Cash Carpenter; her maternal grandfather, Mark Burgess; her paternal grandparents, Charles and Linda Carpenter; her paternal great-grandparents, Ronald and Betty Swallie; her maternal great-grandmother, Marian Burgess; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Her grandmother, Marion Burgess, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Interment followed in Rose Crest Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to Child Life Program, UK Children’s Hospital, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Dixon

Richard L. "Rick" Dixon, 58, of Ormand Beach, Fla., formerly of Lexington, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at the Ormand Memorial Hospital of a massive heart attack.

Born May 26, 1950, he was the son of James M. Dixon and the late Laura Dixon of Lexington. He was a 1968 graduate of Tates Creek High School, Lexington. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1968 to 1972. During the Vietnam War he served aboard the USS Ranger as an aircraft ordnance man. He was a lifelong commercial pilot and instructor, flying everything from Lear Jets to DC-10 to 30s. During operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom he was awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force the Aerial Achievement Medal for the Sustained Meritorious Achievement for a civilian by flying air cargo into and passengers out of a war zone"

Survivors include three children, Brian Jason, Krista Marie, and Nicholas Robert, all of Ormand Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Bob, Lexington, Dennis, (Vanessa), Versailles, and Pastor Mike (Beth) Dixon, Hickory Hills, Ill. and three nieces, Laura, (Taylor) Strickling, Morocco, Ruthie (Brad) Archer, Chicago and Rebekah Dixon, Chicago.

A gathering of family and friends was held Saturday, Nov. 29, at Clark Legacy Center.

Contributions are suggested to one’s favorite charity.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Easley

Helen Jean Easley, 82, of Lexington, wife of Alan Eugene Easley, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Bourbon Heights, Paris.

Born in Nicholasville, she was the daughter of the late Lem Roy and Nora Jane Sponcil Ogden. She was a homemaker and a member of Silas Baptist Church in Cynthiana.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, David Alan (Maureen), New York, Daryl Gene (Charlotte), Versailles, and Danny Ray (Pamela), Paris; five grandchildren, Ramsey, Ben, Megan, Casey, and Mark; and a great-granddaughter, Ally.

A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Nov. 29, at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Curtis Coots. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Donations are suggested to Silas Baptist Church, 274 Silas Road, Cynthiana, KY 41031.

 

Gaffney

Jim Gaffney, 61, of Lancaster, husband of Fran Gaffney of North Carolina, died Tuesday, Nov 21, 2008. He was the son of Les (Morine) Gaffney and the late Lula Mae Hatfield Gaffney.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two brothers, Bobby (Shelley) Gaffney, Versailles, and Art (Becky) Gaffney; two daughters, Terry (Eric) Adams and Paula (Travis) Taylor; two stepdaughters, Faithe Simpson and Hope Sadler; and seven grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Ramsey Funeral Home, Lancaster.

 

Hippe

B.R. Hippe, 84, loving husband for 65 years to Clara Helen Bailey Hippe, went peacefully to be with Jesus on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008.

Born in Millville, Ky. Aug. 23, 1924, he was the son of the late James Franklin and Annie Dora Hackney Hippe. Mr. Hippe was an avid fisherman, cattleman and lifelong farmer, he still farmed his father’s land and fed cattle the Saturday morning before his death. He loved sports and most of all loved his family, his Millville Baptist Church family and his Lord. Also cherished were many lifelong friends.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Gloria (Jim) Donnell, Vivian Hippe and special friend Jay Wiglesworth, and Mary (Steve) McDaniel; a son, Gary (Cheryl) Hippe; two brothers, Robbie and Raymond Hippe; five grandchildren, Michele (Steve) Menshouse, Justice (Leslie) Webber, Sherman (Mary) Green, Nicole (David) Prather, and Kris McDaniel and special friend, Debbie Hohl; seven great-grandchildren, Daniel Goodrich, Austin Hackney, Riley Green, Lindsay and Layne Faust and Katlin and Jaylin Prather. He was preceded in death by a son, David Frank Hippe, three granddaughters, Deidre Ellen Smither, Dawn and Jocelyn Hippe; three sisters, Irene, Mary Grace and June; and five brothers, Harry, Lane, Everett, Woodrow and James.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, with the Rev. Jeff Douglas and the Rev. Mike Hamrick officiating. Burial was at the Versailles Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers were Justice Webber, Sherman Green, Kris McDaniel, Jim Donnell, Steve McDaniel, Steve Menshouse, Jay Wiglesworth, Eddie Knight and Donald Carter. Honorary casket bearers were Robbie and Raymond Hippe, Hargus Sexton, Clifford Shotwell, Howard Montague, Dorsey Clark, Parker Ridings, Ronnie Sams, Jean Clark, Paul Huber, James Edward Sutherland, Doug Hippe, Jimmy Hippe, Chris Barnes, Mike Curry, Dr. Dale Goodin and Dr. Bill Childers.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

(Paid obituary)

 

Horton

Margie Sargent Horton, 83, of Louisville, widow of Robin Horton Jr., died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at the Episcopal Church Home.

Born Aug 15, 1925, in Crossville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Lenard Thomas and Frances Holman Sargent. Before her retirement she was a longtime shareholder in the Paul Semonin Realtors. She was active in the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She attended Versailles High School, where she was a national Beta Club member. She was an alumna of Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee, and was a Kentucky Colonel. She was a member of Watkins United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a niece, Sandra Burris; two nephews, Edsell Thomas Burris (Janet Comber), Dayton, Ohio, and Johnny Clark Burris (Nancy Nevius), Plantation, Fla.; two grandnephews, Jason M. Burris and Patrick R. Burris (Katie); and two grandnieces, Christy Burris Long (Jeff) and Sarah N. Burris.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 1, at Watkins United Methodist Church, Louisville, by Minister Errol Archerson. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Arch L. Heady Funeral Home, Louisville, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be sent to Watkins United Methodist Church/ Family Life Center, 9800 Westport Road, Louisville, KY, 40241, c/o Errol Archerson, Minister.

 

Lay

Jerry Dale Lay, 52, of Versailles, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at his residence.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Harold and Mildred McKinney Lay of Lawrenceburg. He was a carpenter.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Jean Reinhardt, West Virginia; and a brother, Wayne "Musky" (Frances) Lay, Versailles. Two brothers, Harold "Julio" Lay Jr. and Alvin Howard Lay, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Chaplain Rick McClung. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Tim Owens, Tony Fields, Larry Humes, Mike Salamone, Ralph Lay, and Steven Lay.

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

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Raider

Sandra Elizabeth Raider, 62, native of Versailles, Ky., devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and daughter, residing in Lebanon, Ind., passed away Nov. 26, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mrs. Raider was born Oct. 3, 1946, in Lexington, Ky. She was a graduate of the Versailles High School class of 1964 and attended the University of Kentucky. She is a member of New Hope Christian Church in Whitestown, Ind.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Gerald Raider, of Lebanon, Ind.; two sons, Wayne (Debbie) Raider, of Versailles, Ky., and Kevin (Amy) Raider, of Brownsburg, Ind.; two grandchildren, Brandon Raider, of Versailles, Ky., and Isabel Raider, of Brownsburg, Ind. Her mother, Bonnie Shields, of Versailles, Ky., also survives. She was preceded in death by her father, C.M. Shields.

She was the traffic manager for Prarie Industries for 10 years. After that she became a full-time homemaker and at the same time served on the crisis line for abuse victims.

Mrs. Raider loved to spend time with her family and could talk for hours. There was not a single person who did not feel welcome in her home. Everybody loved Sandra Raider and enjoyed her company. She was very knowledgeable of all events past and present. She loved to listen to country music while cooking in her kitchen. After becoming blind in her 40s she learned to cook, clean house and complete all jobs around the house. She was so much more than just a wife and mother and always put her family’s priorities before her own.

We will greatly miss her loving arms and loving smile.

Funeral services were held Tuesday Dec. 2, 2008, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers were Alfred Portwood, Allen Tucker, Dickey Ethington, Larry McMahan, Mark Moore and Mike Richardson.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

(Paid obituary)

 

Roark

Margaret Murphy Roark, 76, widow of William Roark, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville.

Born June 11, 1932, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Retha Long Murphy. She was a member of the Hillsboro Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Billye Roark Bolin, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Perlina Anderkin, Mt. Vernon; six grandchildren, Laura Dale, Danny Hollingsworth Jr., Joey Lambert, Ashley Hollingsworth, Jessica Yeager, and Alyssa Bolin; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jack Yeager, Jeffrey Yeager, Travis Anderkin, Darrell Bolin, Rick Anderkin, and Danny Hollingsworth Jr. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Miller

Donald C. Miller, 67, of Bismarck, Ill., husband of Mary E. "Liz" Woodrum, formerly of Midway, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at his residence.

Born July 14, 1941, in Lexington, he was the son of Carl M. and Jane E. (Shearer) Miller.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Todd (Brenda) Miller, Danville, Ill., and Kent (Dana) Miller, Marshall, Ill.; a daughter, Carla (Greg) Wersich, Evansville, Ind.; eight grandsons, Jacob, Lucas, and C.J. Miller, Aaron and Chris Lewellyn, and Morgan, Colan, and Nolan Miller; two granddaughters, Libby and Katie Wersich; and three brothers, Richard (Louise) Miller, Ocala, Fla., Fred (Ilene) Miller, Denver, Colo., and Melvin Miller, Lexington.

He worked as a manager for ADM, retiring with 25 years of service in July 2003. He was both a licensed auctioneer and real estate agent and was honored several times as an outstanding salesman. He was a member of Farmers Chapel United Methodist Church of Danville, Ill., and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a 32nd degree mason, belonging to the Constellation Lodge #748 F&AM, Evansville, Ind., Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Evansville, and member of the Vermilion County Farm Bureau.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Farmers Chapel by Pastor Glenn Huffman. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Danville, Ill., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Farmers Chapel.

 

Roark

Sophronia Delena Roark, 89, of Frankfort, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008.

Born Feb. 7, 1919, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Augusta and Rosa Rearden Tindall. She was a member of Pentecostal Church of God in Versailles and a nursing technician for Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara (Jim) Turpin and Helen Turpin, both of Frankfort, and Shirley Roark, Stanton; a son, Kennith (Lisa) Roark, Wilder; a sister, Elsie McDonald, Versailles; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 4, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Allen Baker. Casket bearers will be Gene Brown, Ronnie Brown, Wesley McKinney, Patrick Leigh, Greg Leigh, Jamie Roark, Brent Leigh, and Matthew McKinney.

Donations may be made to the Soup Kitchen, 311 West Second St. Frankfort, KY 40601.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Robinson

Danny Robinson, 20, of Versailles, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Fayette County he was the son of William and Carolyn Corman Robinson of Nicholasville.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Stacey (Shane Smith) Robinson; a brother, Jonathan Robinson; his grandparents; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 4, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Rose Crest Cemetery.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Tracey

Alice Ward Tracey, 77, of Frankfort, wife of Allen Tracey, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, following a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Bert Webster and Rose Clara Ward. She was retired from the Transportation Cabinet for Kentucky state government.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Raymond Wesley Hackney (Sharon) Richardson, Texas; two sisters, Sarah Duncan, Versailles, and Gertie Heird, Athens, Ga. Eight brothers and sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 1, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Mike Napier. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Doyle Deavers, Irvon Pickett, Sam Tracey, Marvin Polsgrove, Willie Lynn, and Steve Ruble.

 

Welch

Nannie Mae Bailey Welch, 81, of Nicholasville, widow of Cecil Welch, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008.

She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Versailles.

Survivors include three children, Wanda Savage, Donnie (Rita) Welch, and Teresa (Johnny) Wash, all of Nicholasville; five grandchildren, Lea (Rob) Spanyer, April Welch, Michelle (Will) Fite, all of Nicholasville, and Billy (Stacy) Fish and Joshua Fish, both of Versailles; and three great-grandchildren, Hanna and Bryce Spanyer, Nicholasville, and Makenna Fish, Versailles.

Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 28, at Betts & West Funeral Home by Bro. Bobby Lakes. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

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