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December 6, 2007



Sue Carolyn English, 59, formerly of Versailles and Laurel County, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at the Rhea County Medical Center in Dayton, Tenn.

Born Nov. 20, 1948, in East Bernstadt, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Minnie English Sr. Sue was a champion dancer and swimmer, having been a member of the Special Olympics for many years where she won many trophies and awards. She was also a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and was a member of the Challenge Support Group and Jesus Prom at Southland Christian Church in Lexington.

Survivors include two sisters, Ann Brock, Versailles, and Jean Kyle, Spring City, Tenn.; three brothers, Willis Smith, Columbus, Ga., Tom English, Lawrenceburg, and Jack English, South Carolina. Three brothers, Ray Smith and Jim and Ben English, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Brewster McLeod and Robert Brock. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were David McWhorter, Billy McWhorter, Glen English, Joe Brock, Jerry Shaw, and Benjamin McWhorter.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Humane Society.

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Evelyn "Cille" Fiala, 82, of Frankfort, wife of Otto Fiala, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 20, 1924, in Hazelhurst, Miss., she was the daughter of the late John and Emma Mae Marler Martin.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Linda Meggio, Ohio; two sons, Ron Fiala, Versailles, and Karl Fiala, Florida; three sisters, Adonis Johnson, Maude Alice Martin, and Marlene Curol; a brother, Billy Martin; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

No services are planned.

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Calvin "Cal" Arnold Miller, 86, widower of Sarah Elizabeth Hester Miller, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born into an early pioneer Woodford County family, he was a longtime Woodford County farmer and the 2006 recipient of the Pioneer Farmer Award. He was a deacon emeritus and longtime member of the Glenís Creek Baptist Church, was a Mason, and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a son, Robert H. Newman, Lexington; five grandchildren, Heather Hensley, Alex Newman, Marsha Baker, Melissa Cal Baker, Greg Baker; and six great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Dianne Hensley and Betsey Hensley, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 1, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike James. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Lloyd, Gary Wilson, Stuart Brown, Don Wilder, Lonnie Brown, and Kenny Hibbs.

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Jackie Wayne Powers, 57, of Lancaster, formerly of Sadieville, Nicholasville, and Versailles, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at his residence.

Born Sept. 22, 1950, in Versailles, he was son of the late Jack Powers and William and Betty Bass Lilley. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having been a Purple Heart recipient serving in the Vietnam War.

Survivors include a daughter, Jenny, Paducah; two brothers, John Lilley, Lexington, and Luther Lilley, Georgetown; and a granddaughter, Gabrielle. A sister, Sandra Kay Powers, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 6, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Burial will follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County. Casket bearers will be Luke Lilley Jr., Travis Lilley, Sammy Bass, Lee Bailey, Corey Bass, and Jamie Morris.

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Mary Martha Williams, 77, of Lexington, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center.

A native of Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Ethel Brock and Josh Tye Williams. A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, she was an educator for many years. She began her teaching career in Floyd County, and following her move to Lexington, was a classroom teacher for six years at Ashland Elementary School. The final 23 years of her career, she served as the principal of Breckenridge Elementary School, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Crestwood Christian Church.

Survivors include a sister, Eloise Sturgill, Lexington; a brother, Josh T. Williams, Dover, Del.; five nieces and nephews, Mary Hartley, Lexington, Richard Sturgill, Paris, Jay Williams, Fairfax, Va., Janet Williams, Ewark, Del., and Tracey Shivoch, Middleton, Del; several great nieces and nephews, Marcie Emmy Hartley, New York, N.Y., Matthew Hartley, Charlotte, N.C., Stuart Hartley, Nashville, Tenn., Kendall Sturgill, Paris, Ellie Sturgill, Washington, D.C., Jenny McClure, Danville, William Sturgill, Mooresville, N.C., Kenton Sturgill, Versailles, Tye Williams, Fairfax, Va., and Joshua and Sara Shivoch, Middleton, Del.; and a great-great nephew, Paul McClure. A nephew, Paul J. Sturgill, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, by the Rev. Bill McDonald. Private interment followed the services.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or Cardinal Hill Hospital, 2050 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504.



Brenda Faye Cummins Wilson, 53, of Lawrenceburg, wife of Richard Wilson, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at her residence.

The daughter of Dora Myrtle Crawford Cummins, Lawrenceburg, and the late Elmore Crentist Cummins, she was a homemaker and a member of Glenís Creek Baptist Church in Versailles.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher Allen Purvis, Lawrenceburg, and Travis Lee Spencer, Hampton, Va.; four sisters, Dora Jean Wilson, Dorothy Lois Tackett, Jeanette Christine Phelps, and Pamela Gail Reynolds, all of Versailles; a grandson, Benjamin Len Purvis; and a granddaughter, Christiana Marie Purvis. Her former husband, George Clifton Rice; a daughter, Laura Marie Spencer; a sister, Patricia Carrie Cummins, and a brother, Elmore Jason Cummins, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Gash Memorial Chapel by Mike Blacketer. Burial was in the Alton Cemetery. Casket bearers were Chris Purvis, Travis Spencer, Terry Wilson, David Wilson, Daniel Cummins, William Goodlett, and Benjamin Len Purvis. Honorary bearers were Charles Peach, Junior Watts, Floyd Taylor, Norman Beavers, and Moose Cummins.



Loretta "Faye" Stevens Wilson, 61, widow of Loran "Bo" Wilson, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at the Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester.

Born Aug. 16, 1946, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Mary Lou Courtney Stevens. She was a member of Bellpoint Community Church in Frankfort.

Survivors include three daughters, Carol McKinney, Winchester, Mary Lee, Frankfort, and Phyllis Hudson, Midway; three sons, Tommy Wilson, Midway, Stevie Wilson, Versailles, and Lonnie Wilson, Frankfort; a sister, Lou Ann Stevens, Versailles; two brothers, Frank Stevens, Lawrenceburg, and Ricky Stevens, Versailles; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A brother, Donald Stevens, and a granddaughter, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 3, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Bro. Tommy Hockensmith. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Stevie Wilson, Lonnie Wilson, Ricky Stevens, Donnie Hudson, Derrick Howard, Joshua Wilson, and Tommy Wilson.

Memorials are suggested to Clark Regional Medical Center.

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