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December 7, 2000 issue

 

Magdalene K. Bostic

Magdalene Kincaid Bostic, 68, of Lawrenceburg, a native of Woodford County and the wife of Howard Bostic, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late Cran and Zannie Means Kincaid and was a member of the Tyrone Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Tammy Bostic Goodlett, Anderson County; four sons, Mike Bostic, Ernie Bostic, and Wayne Bostic, all of Anderson County, and Jackie Bostic, Washington County; four sisters, Debra "Sissy" Cummins, Anderson County, and Marie Brumback, Nancy Watkins, and Libby Clark, all of Woodford County; seven brothers, Herbert Kincaid and Edgar Kincaid, both of Anderson County; Floyd Kincaid, Jackson County; Donnie Kincaid and Venard Kincaid, both of Franklin County, and Phillip Kincaid and Bradley Kincaid, both of Woodford County; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Molly Cheatham; a brother, Walter Kincaid; a grandson, Joshua Bostic, and a nephew, Billy Cheatham, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Bob C. Jones. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bill Hood, Gene Goodlett, Michael Bostic, Terry Kincaid, Robert Cummins, and Raymond Adams. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Blue Grass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort 40601.

 

Robert W. Bowen

Robert Wesley "Bob" Bowen, 70 of Versailles, formerly of Huntington, W. Va., husband of Cynthia Sue Linet Bowen, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Mr. Bowen was a native of New Boston, Ohio, a son of the late Russell and Elizabeth Aldridge Bowen. He graduated from Minford, Ohio, High School in 1949 and was a staff sergeant in the U. S. Air Force from 1949 until 1952. He was a Methodist.

Mr. Bowen began his career as a disc jockey at WTNS, Coshocton, Ohio, in 1956. He moved to Huntington in 1958 as a WSAZ Radio announcer. He became sports director at WSAZ-TV in 1967 and remained there until his retirement in 1990.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Lee Klek, Rocky River, Ohio; Lauren Lee Bowen, Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Linda Lee Paluch, Dublin, Ohio; a sister, Carol Lee Haney, Wheelersburg, Ohio; and eight grandchildren, Maria and Nikolas Klek, Emma, Clare and Benjamin Snape, and Jaclyn, Trevor, and Cole Paluch. A son, Kevin Russell Bowen, and a brother, James "Stormy" Bowen, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, by the Rev. Ron Brooks and Jerry Sander. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Huntington.

Contributions are suggested to the Kevin Russell Bowen Memorial Scholarship, in care of Marshall University Foundation Inc., 400 Hal Greer Boulevard, Huntington, W. Va 25755; Kevin Bowen Memorial Scholarship, South Point Local Schools, 203 Park Avenue, South Point, Ohio 45680; or Kevin Bowen Scholarship Fund, First United Methodist Church, 1124 5th Avenue, Huntington 25701.

 

Leo Garnett Dennis

Leo Garnett Dennis, 92, of Cynthiana, husband of Beulah Garrison Dennis, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

He was born in Harrison County, a son of the late Joe and Bessie Brunker Dennis. He was a farmer; a member of the Connersville Christian Church, where he had served as an elder and deacon; a former director and chairman of the ASCS; a soil conservation district tobacco and farm surveyor, and was a Boy Scout leader. Mr. Dennis was a World War II Navy veteran and a Pearl Harbor survivor.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ronnie Dennis, Versailles, and Mickey Dennis, Cynthiana; a sister, Betty Whalen, Fairfield, Ohio; three granddaughters, Sheri, Amy, and Michelle Dennis; a niece, and a nephew. A brother, J. B. Dennis, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Drake Funeral Home, Cynthiana, by the Rev. Clifford Neat. Burial with military honors followed in the Battle Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were Wayne Fryman, Ralph Woolums, Charles Garrison, Gilbert McBee, James Prows, James Ammerman, John Brooking, and Oscar Cheek. Honorary bearers were Wayne Whalen, Charles Tribble, Chris Hehr, Lee Cavanaugh, and the elders of Connersville Christian Church. Memorials may be made to the Connersville Christian Church Building Fund.

 

Willie L. Donovan

Willie Lee Donovan, 81, of Frankfort, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg.

A native of Franklin County, he was the son of the late Olympus and Ollie McDonald Donovan. He was a retired Kentucky state government employee, a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of American Legion Post 7, V.F.W. Post 4075, and the Franklin County Senior Citizens, and attended the Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, William Charles Donovan, Frankfort; three daughters, Joyce Blackwell and Brenetta Donovan, both of Frankfort, and Hope Sudduth, Versailles; a brother, Bobby Donovan, Frankfort; a sister, Ruth Dunaway, Covington; three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Services were conducted at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, Frankfort, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, by the Rev. Everett Hawkins. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County. VFW Post 4075 conducted military rites. Active casket bearers were members of the American Legion Post and close friends were honorary bearers. Donations may be made to the Franklin County Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Donald R. Fugate

Donald Ray Fugate, 74, of Frankfort, formerly of Versailles and Hazard, husband of Josephine W. Fugate, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Frankfort.

Born in Barnesville, N.C., he was a son of the late Omar Howard and Nellie Gay Hart Fugate. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from the Methodist Home of Kentucky, where he had been the supply manager. He was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church, Frankfort, and a former member of the Versailles United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, he is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Jean Fugate and Donna Jo Coleman, both of Frankfort; a son, Emory Fugate, Frankfort; and three grandchildren, Samuel Ray Coleman, Stedman Kyle Coleman, and Jessica Fugate.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, Frankfort, by the Rev. Terry Faris and the Rev. Marcia Woodyard. Interment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jessamine County. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort 40601,

 

Elizabeth R. Harris

Elizabeth R. Harris, 81, of 101 Pinto Drive, Versailles, formerly of Lexington, the widow of William R. Harris and the mother of Joyce Thomas of Richmond, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at her daughterÕs home.

Born in Jessamine County, she was a daughter of the late William and Catherine Johnson Rowe. She attended the Imani Baptist Church in Lexington and was a former employee of Brownwood Farm in Jessamine County.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a sister, Margaret Polk, Versailles; three grandchildren, Robert Anthony Harris, Lawrence, Kansas; Richard Alan Harris, Columbus, Ohio, and Leann Hicks, El Paso, Texas; nine great-grandchildren, Casey, Mariah, Kristin, Monique, Zenobia, William, Richard Jr., Logan, and Maria; and several nieces and nephews. A son, William R. Harris Jr., is deceased.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Willis Polk. Interment followed in the Steele Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were Ronnie Rowe, Herbert Bush, Reggie Hubbert, Joe Waters Sr., Robert Harris, Richard Harris, William Smith Jr., and Burnett Polk. Memorials are suggested to Hospice Care Plus of Richmond, 210 St. George St., Richmond 40475.

 

Carolyn R. High

Carolyn Roberts High, 52, of Vero Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, in Florida.

Mrs. High was the granddaughter of former Versailles Postmaster W. A. Roberts and the late Nell Roberts.

Born June 8, 1948, in Lexington, she had moved to Vero Beach from New Philadelphia, Ohio, one and one-half years ago. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and the P.E.O. in Vero Beach, and had served on the board of directors for Hospice and the Union Hospital Auxiliary in Dover, Ohio.

Surviving, in addition to her grandfather, are her husband of thirty years, William A. High, Vero Beach; her parents, Earl and Bonnie Roberts, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a sister, Bonnie Primozich, Salem, Ore; and a brother, John W. Roberts, Springfield, Ohio. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in Florida. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 7, in the Versailles Cemetery, with the Rev. Rick Powell officiating. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 3375 20th Ave., Suite 100, Vero Beach, Fla. 32960; to VNA Hospice of Indian River County, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach 32960; or to the Trinity Episcopal Church, 2365 Pine Ave., Vero Beach 32960. The family will receive friends at the family home, 328 Amsden Avenue, Versailles, following services today. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, is handling the arrangements.

 

Margery D. Hughes

Margery Douglas Hughes, 92, a retired teacher and outdoor enthusiast, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, after a brief illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the third child of the late A. Douglas and Laura Phillips Hughes.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, James S. Hughes Jr., Versailles; Carolyn Hughes Lynn, Stamping Ground; Jane Dickinson Cochrane, Port Townsend, Wash.; and Douglas Dickinson, Rancho Cordova, Calif.; four great-nieces and nephews, and a great-great-niece. A brother, J. Stanley Hughes Sr., Woodford County, and a sister, Bess Hughes Dickinson, Port Townsend, are deceased.

Visitation will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, followed by a 7 p.m. memorial service at the First Christian Church, Versailles. Memorial gifts are suggested to The Nature Conservancy, 642 West Main, Lexington 40508-0201; the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Attn: Alex Lea, 217 Dorchester Rd., Louisville 40223, or to the church or charity of one’s choice.

 

 

JoAnn B. McCubbins

JoAnn Bryant McCubbins, 66, of 14 Queen Avenue, Lexington, retired Kentucky Finance payroll clerk, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of John Bryant of Louisville and the late Lucille Montgomery Bryant, and was a graduate of Henry Clay High School.

In addition to her father, she is survived by three daughters, Donna Fyffe, Vickie Northcutt, and Nita Barboza, all of Lexington; three sons, Steve McCubbins, Mark McCubbins, and John McCubbins, all of Lexington; two brothers; eleven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A son, Tommy McCubbins, is deceased.

Services and interment were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County, by the Rev. Chuck Perry. Casket bearers were Steve, John, and Mark McCubbins, Todd Barboza, Randy Northcutt, and William Barr McFadden. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Cebert Means

Cebert "C. D." Means, 89, of Woodford County, husband of Mila C. Means, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at his residence.

Born in Powell County on Feb. 12, 1911, he was the son of the late Charles and Nancy Adams Means. He was a retired farmer and an avid fisherman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Shirley VanHoose, Somerset; four sons, Lynwood Means, Versailles; Preston Means and Larry Means, both of Florida, and Danny Means, Versailles; two sisters; 13 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Two sons, Dewey and Charles Means, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Craig Ryan. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Phillip VanHoose, Zach Means, Greg Means, Steve Means, Tim Means, and Ed Klee. Honorary bearers were Jim and Linda Botkins, Jennifer Klee, and Russ and Joan Bauer.

 

Ella C. Scott

Ella Corman Scott, 94, of Wilmore, widow of Ben H. Scott Sr., died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

She was born in Jessamine County on April 22, 1906, the daughter of the late Frank and Clara Corman. She was a member of Mt. Freedom Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Ben H. Scott Jr., Woodford County, and Clarence Scott, Lawrenceburg; seven grandchildren, Gina Scott Lynaugh, Greg Scott, Mark Scott, Terri Bertram, Kenneth Scott, Bruce Scott, and Sherry Johnson; 10 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A son, Kenneth Scott, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 7, at Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Don Reed. Burial will be in the Wilmore Cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as bearers.

 

Charles L. Shea

Charles L. Shea, 82, of Versailles, formerly of Lexington, husband of Mary Eddy Shea, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at the Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles.

Born in Portsmouth, Va., he was the son of the late Samuel Lindsay and Della Carpenter Shea. Mr. Shea was a retired collection agent with the IRS, serving in Lexington and Eastern Kentucky counties, was a World War II Army veteran of service in Europe; was a member of the West Side Baptist Church in Florida, and from early childhood lived in Lexington and attended Bryan Station High School and the University of Kentucky. Mr. Shea was a Kentucky Colonel as well as a Kentucky Admiral. He moved to Bunnell, Fla., in 1989, but remained a summer resident of Swans Island, Maine.

In addition to his wife of 33 years, he is survived by a daughter, Joni D. James, Versailles; a son, John D. James, Versailles; four grandchildren, Jason D. James, Colorado; Jenifer D. Mitchell, Newport News, Va., Janna D. Cheek, Versailles, and Shea Dease, Virginia; and three great-grandchildren, Morgan Faith Mitchell, Jonah Delaney Mitchell, and Charlotte Victoria Case James.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Randy Nation. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were John D. James, Jason D. James, Charlie D. Meyers, Joey Cheek, Jim W. Grover, and Billy Cheek. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Assoc.

 

Josephine S. Smith

Josephine Scearce Smith, 88, of 154 Bell Avenue, Versailles, mother of Fred D. Smith III, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000.

Arrangements were incomplete at press time at the Morgan Funeral Home, Versailles.

 

Wilbur C. True

Wilbur C. True, 87, of Lexington, husband of Helen Harp True, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000.

In addition to his wife, Mr. True is survived by a brother, Gilbert True, Versailles; three daughters, Gail Baker, Lexington; Carol Masters, Nicholasville, and Donna Neal, Richmond; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Whitehall Funeral Chapel, Lexington, by the Rev. Truman Geeslin. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Mark Hunter, William Reed, Scott Masters, Randall Butler, Gregory Butler, Michael Riley, William Davis, and James Masters.

 

Rebecca Yeary

Rebecca Yeary, 90, of Versailles, widow of Ralph Yeary, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Taylor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Born in Franklin County on Jan. 21, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Will and Elizabeth Bryant Goddard. Mrs. Yeary was a member of the Forks of the Elkhorn Baptist Church and was former manager of the Woodburn Greenhouse, Midway.

She is survived by a daughter, Jeanette Dunavent, Florida; a sister, Elizabeth Goddard, Louisville; seven grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Dorsey Markwell, and a granddaughter, Helen Withers, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Mark Johnson. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Kerry Markwell, Steve Richardson, Wayne "Muskie" Lay, Ralph Lay, Tony Field, Paul Markwell, Scott Richardson, and Mark Richardson. Honorary bearers were Steve Blacketer, Jonathan Withers, Adam Soard, and Vernon Withers. Memorials are suggested to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Ave., Versailles 40383.