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December 6, 2001

 

Patricia Bannister

Patricia "Patty" Elaine Bannister, 37, of Fayette County, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001.

She was a graduate of Oak Hill High School in Indiana, and Sullivan University in Lexington.

Survivors include her parents, Ronald and Sue Bannister, Versailles; a sister, Stephanie Bussell, Lexington; and a niece, Alexis Arenas, Lexington.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by Dr. Brad Walton. Burial was in Lancaster Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Woodford Humane Society, Lawrenceburg Pike, Versailles, Ky. 40383.

 

Lillian Barber

Lillian Barber, 87, of Lawrenceburg, widow of John Barber, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg, after a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late George and Leanola Wash Hall. She was a retired store clerk with Kuhn's Department Store, Lawrenceburg, and was a member of the Ninevah Christian Church.

Services were conducted Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. George Dye and the Rev. Gene Roberts. Burial was in the family lot in the Alton Cemetery. Casket bearers were Donnie Cox, Rick King, Kelly Carr, Lloyd Jones, Johnny Santeramo, and Roger Combs.

 

Olin Godby

Olin F. Godby, 84, of Versailles, husband of Fern Cummins Godby, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Casey County, he was the son of the late Dewitt F. and Rosa Elliott Godby. He was a retired maintenance engineer for Texas Instruments.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Gary Godby, Frankfort, Duane Godby, Irving, Texas, Russell Godby, Albuquerque, N.M., and Forrest Godby, Lexington; four brothers, Ray Godby, Mineola, Texas, Don Godby, Buffalo, Texas, Fogle Godby, Bowling Green, and Edsel Godby, Atlanta, Ga.; five sisters, Ivol Parker and Madge Jones, Louisville, Geraldine Carman, Middleburg, Shirley Vaught and Barbara Cox, Science Hill; nine grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at the Bartle Funeral Home Chapel, Liberty, by the Rev. Tom Cox. Burial was in Bethelridge Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.

 

Alberta Hall

Alberta Phillips Hall, 74, of Lexington, widow of John Hall, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Holly and Josephine W. Phillips. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, where she was active in several auxiliaries.

Survivors include five daughters, Joyce H. Owsley, Doris L. Johnson, Verry K. Walker, Johnetta Barnett, and Marilyn Culver; three sons, Leland Hall, Paul Hall, and Wendell Hall; 20 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Katherine Simpson and Armenta Chase; and several generations of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be conducted at noon today, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at Shiloh Baptist Church by Dr. Joseph L. Owens. Burial will be in Cove Haven Cemetery.

O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Stella Huffman

Stella Mae Huffman, 90, of Lexington, widow of Alva "Ab" Huffman, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.

Born June 21, 1911, in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Sally Locker Pendleton. She was a former homemaker, a cafeteria worker at Bryan Station School, a seamstress for Stewart's Department Store, and a member of the Better With Age and Golden Heirs clubs, and Tates Creek Christian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Billie Jean Davis and Jayne Merida, both of Lancaster; two sons, Paul Huffman, Midway, and Larry Huffman, Lexington; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. A son, Donald Carol Huffman, and three sisters, Bessie Marie Reynolds, Anna Lee Clark, and Lillian Foley, are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Ramsey Funeral Home, Lancaster, by the Rev. Brad Walden. Casket bearers were her grandsons.

 

Marietta Hunter

Marietta Driscoll Reynolds Hunter, 84, of Lexington, widow of Virgil Hunter Sr., died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at her residence.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Irene Reynolds Driscoll. She had been a nurse's assistant at Clark County Hospital.

Survivors include four daughters, Delores Bryant, Patsy Napier, Cathy Fox, and Barbara Osborne; two sons, Virgil Hunter Jr. and Richard Hunter, all of Lexington; a brother, Richard M. Logue, Florida; 27 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles, by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Casket bearers will be Billy Bryant, Virgil S. Hunter, David Napier, Mike Fox, Ricky Hunter, and Rick Osborne. Honorary bearers will be Randy Napier, Steven Hunter, Chris Fox, Brian Osborne, and Jimmy Cox.

 

Margaret Lockridge

Margaret Elizabeth Lockridge, 89, of Lexington, formerly of Frankfort, widow of Andrew C. Lockridge, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at her residence after a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Will and Maude Dean Smith. She was a retired employee of National Distillers and a member of Buck Run Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Billy M. Lewis, Frankfort; two daughters, Mary Lewis New, Frankfort, and Nita Lewis Ramsey, Lexington; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. A daughter, Joan Francis; and two sisters, Virginia Edwards and Billy Jean Hickey, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, Frankfort, by the Rev. William Hartung. Burial was in Frankfort Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass - Lexington.

 

Robert McClain

Robert T. McClain, 79, of Woodford County, widower of Barbara Marcum McClain, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at his residence.

Born in Woodford County Aug. 13, 1922, he was the son of the late T. Burns and Viola Gregory McClain. He was a retired 48-year employee of Cornett Construction, Lexington, and was a member of the Midway Presbyterian Church. He was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include four daughters, Susan Franklin, Woodford County, Faye Earleen Spencer, Midway, Patricia McClain, Lexington, and Sharon Hutcherson, Lawrenceburg; a son, Russell Burns McClain, Versailles; three sisters, Martha Downs, Nicholasville, Elizabeth Marcum, Versailles, and Joyce Covert, Fairfield, Ohio; two brothers, Rex McClain, Lexington, and David McClain, Frankfort; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. A son, Robert Thomas McClain Jr., is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Bro. Dan Gravitt. Entombment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Mr. McClain’s grandsons.

 

A.W. McCoy

A.W. McCoy, 72, of Pleasureville, husband of Christine Owens McCoy, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Jewish Hospital, Louisville.

The son of the late George and Addie Lou Hulette Beckham, he was a retired heavy equipment operator with 40 years of service.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Ruth Ann McCoy, Eminence, Dorothy Jean Withrow, Millville, Jenny Curtis, Frankfort, and Rhonda Noe, Carrollton; two sons, Donald Wayne McCoy, Crestwood, and Terry Douglas McCoy, Pleasureville; a sister, Myrtle Alice McCoy, Lexington; two brothers, Oakley McCoy, Bald Knob, and George McCoy, Louisville; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Burial was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Kentucky School for the Blind.

 

Jeffrey McKinney

Jeffrey Van McKinney, 46, of Versailles, husband of Pam Krajewski McKinney, father of Katherine Ann, Kyle Van, and Matthew Christian McKinney, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec 1, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

He was the son of Earl and Carolyn McKinney, Lexington.

McKinney was the owner of McKinney Painting, Versailles, and was chairman of the Woodford County Economic Development Authority. Under McKinney's chairmanship, the EDA embarked upon the development of the Midway Commerce District at the I-64 interchange, Midway. He often stated that he wanted the development to set a standard of quality for other similar projects. To that end, the EDA enlisted the assistance of town planners Ferrell Rutherford and Associates to design a development that was both functional and pleasing to the eye.

Born in Huntington, W. Va., he was a 1973 graduate of Tates Creek High School, Lexington, and attended the University of Kentucky. He was a UK Fellow and a Kentucky Colonel. He was an avid UK sports fan. In his youth, he was an honorary page for the Kentucky General Assembly.

McKinney was a longtime member of Southland Christian Church, where he was in the Make Us One Sunday school class, and helped with the children's Sunday school classes. He enjoyed snow and water skiing, boating, golf, and hunting. He coached soccer, baseball, and basketball with the Versailles-Woodford County Parks and Recreation Department, and worked with Boy Scout Troop #40 in Midway. He was a member of the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to his wife, children, and parents, he is survived by three sisters, Lynda Williams, Jill Jones, and Paige Torres; a brother, Keith McKinney; his grandmother, Edna Hobbs; his mother-in-law, Reg Krajewski; a sister-in-law, Jan Klimper; a brother-in-law, Mark Krajewski; aunts and uncles, Oral and Betty McKinney, Harold and Barbara McKinney, Lynda and Charlie Hollan, Darryl Hobbs, and Charles Hobbs; nieces Blayre Williams, Susan Jones, Madison Jones, Tabitha and Victoria Torres, Alyssa and Casey McKinney, Ellen, Jim, and Ann Krajewski; nephews, Conner Jones, Sebastian Torres, and Keith McKinney Jr.; cousins Mary McKinney, Paula Layne, Cathy Lawson, Brian McKinney, Natalie McWhorter, Christy Miller, David, Chod, and Tommy Hobbs, and Cheryl Young. His maternal grandfather, George Hobbs, paternal grandparents Fred and Magdalene McKinney, and father-in-law, Stan Krajewski, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Southland Christian Church, Lexington, by the Rev. Brewster McLeod and the Rev. Todd Tyler. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Rick Korthauer, David Bowling, Dale Goodin, Steve Mandt, Tim Roberts, Jon Roberts, Mike Gravitt, Matt Gamlin. Honorary bearers were employees of McKinney Painting.

Memorials are suggested to the Southland Christian Church New Youth Facilities, P.O. Box 23338, Lexington, Ky., 40523, or the McKinney Children's Education Fund, c/o Citizens Commerce Bank, Versailles.

Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Henrietta McMenama

Henrietta McNeese McMenama, 86, of Lexington, widow of Paul Joseph McMenama, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at the St. Joseph Hospital Hospice Care Center.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late George Robert and Carrie Belle Manley McNeese. She was a member of St Peter Catholic Church.

Survivors include a son, Robert Paul McMenama Sr., Lexington; a sister, Katherine Bailey, Lexington; six grandchildren, George McMenama, Berea, Joe Craft, Robert P. McMenama Jr., Kathy Lupher, Kelly Sexton, and Karren Gess, all of Lexington; 14 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Two sisters, Mary Ellen West and Lena Hiatt; and two brothers, James Thomas McNeese and Robert Lee McNeese, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at St. Peter Catholic Church by the Rev. Dan Noll. Burial was in Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were John McMenama, George McMenama, Robert P. McMenama Jr., Joe Craft, Richard West, Steven West, and Howard Bailey.

W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Almira Owen

Almira Redfearn Owen, 94, of Jessamine County, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, after a brief illness.

She was the daughter of the late James and Martha Elkin Redfearn of Lexington, and the widow of John Thomas Owen. She graduated from Sayre College and later taught kindergarten at Sayre School. She and her husband operated Sinking Creek Farm for many years, and was a member of a number of civic groups, including the Jessamine Homemakers Garden Club and the Jessamine County Homemakers Association. She was a former vice regent of the Trabue Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She attended South Elkhorn Christian Church.

Survivors include two nieces, Patsy Bartenschlag, Berea, and Roberta Redfern Dulin, Jessamine County; three nephews, Jerome Redfearn Jr., Georgetown, James Clay Redfern II, Lexington, and Robert Elkin Redfern, Jessamine County; and 10 great nieces and nephews. A sister, Marjorie Weeks Karsner; and two brothers, James Clay Redfern and Jerome Redfern Sr., are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Gerald Shepard. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the South Elkhorn Christian Church, 4343 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, Ky. 40351.

 

Mary Ray

Mary Adams Ray, 77, of Midway, wife of William L. Ray, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001.

A native of Georgetown, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Winnie Stout Adams. She was a homemaker and a member of the Women's Association of Georgetown College.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Lynn Ray, Midway.

Private services were held. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Honorary bearers were David Bach, Bill Fletcher Jr., Adrian Varner, John Varner, Gary Varner, Dale Varner, Darrell Varner, Charles Adams, Curtis Adams, Ralph Thompson, Rick Wallin, Taylor Hadden, Bob Wilson, and Chad Halsey.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Billy Roberts

Billy Joe Roberts, 58, of Frankfort, husband of Peggy Wilhoite Roberts, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center of an apparent heart attack.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of Joseph Roberts and the late Mary Elizabeth Flora Roberts. He was a supervisor with Quebecor World, Versailles, and was a member and deacon of the North Frankfort Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Barry Chrisman Warfield, Frankfort, Billy Joe Roberts Jr., Versailles, and Kevin Roberts, Lawrenceburg; two daughters, Elainea Roberts Clem, Versailles, and Vickie Trent, Frankfort; two brothers, Jerry Roberts, Jacksonville, Fla., and Steve Roberts, Versailles; two sisters, Mabeline Wilson and Brenda Jones, Versailles; and nine grandchildren. A brother, Kenneth Roberts, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at North Frankfort Baptist Church by the Rev. David Smith and the Rev. Billy Perkins. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Honorary casket bearers were Larry Wilhoite, Johnny Wilhoite, Tom Hughes, Larry Estes, Ken Jones, and Henry Taylor.

Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Freda Shelton

Freda V. Shelton, 85, of Speedway, Ind., formerly of Versailles, widow of John B. Shelton, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Brownsburg Health Care.

Born in Staton, she was the daughter of Charles and Eddie Mae Yocum Conlee. For 40 years, she was co-owner with her husband of the Laurel General Store, Laurel Ind., selling the business in 1960. She was a member of the Metamora Indiana Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Ann Bond; a brother, John M. Conlee; one grandchild; and two great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at Conkle Funeral Home, Speedway, Ind. A graveside service was held that day as well in the Versailles Cemetery.

 

Lewis Sherrod

Lewis Blanding Sherrod, 96, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001. Arrangements incomplete. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington.

 

Mildred Williamson

Mildred "Millie" F. Williamson, 73, of Lexington, wife of William Goebel "Bill" Williamson, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Midway Nov. 22, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Mary Wise Harmon. She was a retired cost accounting employee of V.R. Wesson, Lexington, and a member of Berea Christian Church. She was a member of Martha Chapter #215 and Order of Eastern Star, Rogers, Ark.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Donna Cochran, Winchester; a grandson, Kevin Cochran Jr.; step-children Priscilla Buckley, Butch Williamson, and Virginia Williamson; four step-grandchildren; a brother, Brad Harmon; and a sister, Betty Feebish, Lexington.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Tucker-Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home by Bro. Tom Mefford and Bro. James Carr. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Albert Buckley Jr., Kevin Cochran, William G. Williamson Jr., Rodney Dunn, Junior Wright, and Lillard Wright.

 

Anna Winkfield

Anna J. Winkfield, 86, of Frankfort, formerly of Versailles, aunt of Norma Hogan, Frankfort, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at First Baptist Church. Visitation at 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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