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December 5, 2013

 

Atwood

Darrell Jay Atwood, 50, of Dayton, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, of esophageal cancer.

Born Nov. 17, 1963, in Lexington, he grew up in Midway. While attending school at Sullivan College, he met his future wife, Dede, whom he married in April of 1988. Living in Georgetown, he worked as an assembly trainer for Toyota Logistics Services. Travels took him to Phoenix, Ariz., for a year. After moving to Dayton, Ohio, he worked at GE Aviation in Vandalia, Ohio, as a mechanical assembler.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a stepdaughter, Mandy Loftis; his mother, Patricia Atwood; his father and stepmother, Garnett and Polly Atwood; his grandmother, Atha Atwood; a sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and Mark Sims; two nieces, Megan and McKenzie Sims; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at 944 Griffith Ridge, Liberty, Ky., in the Christmas tree field. A part of his ashes will be released on the field during the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Assistance to Healthcare, in honor of Darrell Atwood, P.O. Box 396, Zion, IL 60099.

 

Ball

Lemuel Ball, 87, of Versailles, widower of Katherine Sutton, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.

Born March 18, 1926, in Lonoke County, Ark., he was the son of the late Gus and Annie Bohannon Ball.

Survivors include four children, Virginia (Tommy) Atchison, Rhonda Ball, Joanna (Alan) Ralston, and Kenneth (Stephanie) Ball; four grandchildren, April Grayson, Katherine Laughlin, Lily Faver, and Ellie Ball; and three great-grandchildren, Emma, Abby, and Lucy.

A private family service was held at Pisgah Cemetery. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

 

Barrows

John Edward Barrows Jr., 65, of Versailles, husband of Jill Sellers Barrows, passed away at home on Nov. 25, 2013, surrounded by his family.

John was born in Rhode Island on April 3, 1948, to Josephine Howard Barrows and the late John E. Barrows Sr. John grew up on the family farm in Versailles. He attended Hanover College in Indiana. He enjoyed most in his life spending time with family and his many special friends. John was known to all as "one of the kindest men Iíve known" and was always quick to play practical jokes.

In addition to his wife and mother, John is survived by his daughter, Dr. Kendra (John) Ewalt, of Paris, Ky., and his son, John E. Barrows III (Kerry McLain), of Salvisa, Ky.; his brothers, Pete Barrows, Joe (Jean) Barrows, and Bill Barrows, all of Versailles; his sister, Susan B. (Henry) Hipkens, of Nashville, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Gavin Barrows, Gracie Ewalt, Kate Ewalt (Cullen) Bailey; his great-grandson, Rett Bailey; his nieces, Parry Barrows, Claire Hipkens, Jennifer Sellers Ciecorka; and his nephews, Zack Hipkens, Hayden Barrows and Mark Sellers.

A gathering of family and friends was held Saturday, Nov. 30, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort. A Celebration of Life service followed.

In honor of Johnís life and legacy, donations may be made to Free To Breathe, Lexington, Team Pops (National Lung Cancer Partnership) at 1 Point Place, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53719, Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601-1758, or the Woodford Humane Society, 265 Thomas Lane, Versailles, KY 40383.

Condolences may be made at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

(Paid obituary)

 

Cassity

Leslye Hombirg Cassity, 53, of Georgetown, wife of Michael Cassity, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at the St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington.

Born Sept. 6, 1960, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late James and Billie Mann Hombirg. She was employed as a nurse for the St. Joseph East Hospital and Bluegrass Retina Consultants, PSC.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, James "Bo" (Tracie) Hombirg; five children, Shuck (Heather) Tucker III, Billy (Jennifer) Tucker, Bryan (Tara) Cassity, Stephen Cassity, and Carrie (Jason) Hom; 10 grandchildren, Katelynn, Isabella, Brandon, Ryan, Brandon, Kiersten, Kaitlyn, Aidan, Raina, and Jamie; a nephew, Darren Hombirg; and numerous other family members.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 30, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, by Minister Ronnie Hupp.

 

Coleman

William "Bill" Coleman, 70, of Versailles, husband of Dana Adkins Coleman, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.

Born May 28, 1943, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Howard and Mary Ann Adkins Coleman. He was a member of Woodford Community Christian Church and a former superintendent at C & R Asphalt.

In addition to his wife of nearly 50 years, he is survived by a son, Steven Kent (Laura) Coleman; and five grandchildren, Kaitlyn Kerstyn, Kelsey, Kamilla and Keller. A sister, Lavonne Clevenger, and a brother, Goeble Coleman, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Randy Nation.

Condolences may be made at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

 

Decker

Mary Alice Decker, 87, of Versailles, formerly of Leitchfield, widow of Roger Decker, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Baptist Health in Lexington.

Born Sept. 27, 1926, in Grayson County, she was the the daughter of the late Lawrence and Lula Mae West Logsdon. She was married to her husband, Roger, on Feb. 1, 1941. She was a retired sales clerk who enjoyed cooking, her pets, and helping others, and was a member of the Christian Assembly Church in Frankfort.

Survivors include two sons, Roger Dale Decker, Versailles, and Ronnie Decker, Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. A son, Donnie Decker, two sisters, Anna Bell and Aileen Stewart, and three brothers, Walter, Robert, and Bill Logsdon, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield by Bro. Paul Elswick. Burial was in the Wortham Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.dermittfuneralhome.com.

 

Fields

Tristyn Marie Fields, 15, of Versailles, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.

Born Sept. 5, 1998, in Lexington, she was the daughter of Tiffanee and Daí Wilkinson. She was a freshman at Woodford County High School and a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Devyn Wilkinson; her maternal grandparents, Pat and Debbie Fields, Versailles; her paternal grandmother, Sylvia Wilkinson, Versailles; and her maternal great-grandmother, Pat Hutchins, Louisville.

A funeral Mass was held Monday, Dec. 2, at St. Leo Church by Fr. Danny Schwendeman. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Make A Wish Foundation or Hospice.

Condolences may be made at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

 

Henegar

Barbara Newsome Henegar, 72, of Versailles, formerly of Wayland, widow of Hugh Henegar, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at her home.

Born in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Gulf and Clarice Adkins Newsome.

Survivors include two daughters, Beth (David) York, Nicholasville, and Kristi (Richard) Burchett, Tram, Ky.; a son, James Newsome, Clermont, Fla.; three sisters, Judith Newsome, Versailles, Kathy Gower, Versailles, and Priscilla (John) McCoy, Lexington; two brothers, Lonnie (Lilliana) Newsome, Orlando, Fla., and Tom (Marcie) Newsome, Versailles; five grandchildren, Megan Little, Brittany Newsome, Jamie Newsome, Sara Martin, and Marshall York; and six great-grandchildren. A sister, Ellen Greer, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Libby McManis. Burial was in the Keen Cemetery in Floyd County.

Guestbook at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Huffman

Steve Huffman, 50, of Versailles, husband of Karen Huffman, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

Born Oct. 28, 1963, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Robert "Bob" and Catherine "Kitty" Capps Huffman. He was a maintenance supervisor at Laneís End Farm and a farm manager for Hust Cattle Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Debbie Boone, Elizabethtown; and a brother, Bobby (Brenda) Huffman, Versailles.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be made at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

 

Page

Alvin Dewayne Page, 60, of Versailles, husband of Nell Laverne Kaenzig Page, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.

Born Aug. 17, 1953, in Camp Breckinridge, Ky., he was the son of the late James Thomas Page and Phyllis June Howard Page. He worked at the University of Kentucky boiler plant for 34 years and was a former employee of Kroger in Brighton Park, Frankfort. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Kentucky National Guard. He was a member of Pinckard Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife of 40 years, he is survived by a daughter, Maria Elaine (Chris) Houtz, Lawrenceburg; a son, David Thomas Page, Frankfort; a sister, Maxine Goebel, Frankfort; six grandchildren, Bonnie Page, Danville, Austin Bridgeman, Frankfort, Erica Liles, Lawrenceburg, Kayla Page, Frankfort, Christian Gage, and Makenzie Page Houtz, Lawrenceburg. A sister, Donna Davis, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 30, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. William Brumley. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Chris Houtz, Tommy Edwards, Loren Kaenzig, Logan Kaenzig, Austin Bridgeman, and Joshua David Eaves. Honorary bearers were Steve Monroe, Travis Eaves, and Dewey Eaves.

Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KN 66675, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Condolences may be made at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

 

Sayre

Ethel Estes Sayre, 92, of Frankfort, widow of Earl Sayre, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.

Born Feb. 3, 1921, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Bedford and Elizabeth Gilkey Estes. She was a former accountant for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Survivors include three children, Eddie Sayre, Frankfort, Earleen (Leo) Ginter, Versailles, and Ernie Lee (Lorinda) Sayre, Lexington; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Marilyn Soyars, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 29, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Judy Stallons.

Contributions are suggested to the Midway Nursing Home Task Force, P. O. Box 3964, Midway, KY 40347.

Condolences may be offered at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

 

Vanier

Harvey L. Vanier, 89, of Versailles, husband of Nancy Aitken Vanier, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.

Born April 21, 1924, in Diller, Neb., he was the son of the late Lawrence Earl and Marie Weier Vanier. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II. He was an accomplished Thoroughbred horse trainer for over 60 years, having farms in both Versailles and Waterloo, Ill. He was a two-time winner of The Bluegrass, winner of the Travers Stakes, and three-time participant in the Kentucky Derby with horses Admiral Shield, Play Fellow and Western Playboy. He was also an eight-time leading trainer at Arlington Park and a leading trainer at Keeneland.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lyda Vanier Williamson (Brian), Palatine, Ill., and Jenny Vainer Allen (Frank), Buffalo, N.Y.; and four grandsons, Brian Harvey Williamson, Samuel Lewis Williamson, Will Lewis Allen, and Luke Harvey Allen. A son, Harvey Lawrence Vanier Jr., is deceased.

Services will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 7, at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, 2365 Harrodsburg Rd., a120, Lexington, KY 40504 or www.rtcanational.org. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of local arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

 

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