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December  8, 2005




  Jo Ann Brown Barnes, 70, of Mt. Washington, widow of Johnny Earl Brown, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, in Louisville.

A native of Spencer County, she was the daughter of the late John and Lena Katherine Jackson Brown. She was a certified nursing assistant, having worked for Twin Brook Nursing Home in Louisville for 30 years. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include a son, David Earl Barnes, Mt. Washington; two daughters, Patricia A. Oldham, Versailles, and Peggy Sue Meddis, Goshen; two sisters, Julia Mae Gordon, Shelbyville, and Dorothy Gordon, Middletown; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, Shelbyville, by the Rev. Don Waterfill. Interment was in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Susan. G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.



  Norman C. “Knott” Davis Sr., of Clifton Road, husband of Katie Byrd Davis, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Scott County, he was the son of the late Russell and Mamie Bell Davis. He was retired from Rainbow Coal and Oil Co.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Fannie Carter, Nannie Jackson, and Jennie Davis, all of Versailles; two sons, Norman Davis Jr., Frankfort, and Walter Davis, Illinois; several brothers and sisters, including Gene Davis; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a special aunt, Marie Devine. A son, David A. Davis, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 2 ,at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were William Carter, Andre Davis, Gene Sears, Steve Hogg Jr., Randy Harris, Johnny Edward Byrd, and Wayne Johnson. Honorary bearers were Steve Hogg Sr., Herbert Bush, Henry Lee Johnson, Richard Kirtley, Johnny Byrd Sr., and Joe Richards.



  Maxine Elliott Moss Edmiston, 92, of Frankfort, formerly of Crab Orchard, widow of Francis Edmiston, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at the Bradford Square Nursing Home.

Born Jan. 4, 1913, in Bryantsville, she was the daughter of the late Rufus M. Morgan Moss Sr. and Mary Shearer Moss. She was a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church†and a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Mildred Edmiston Smith, Frankfort; a brother, Rufus M. Moss Jr., Pontiac, Mich.; a grandson, Rodford Edmiston Smith, Frankfort; a granddaughter, Kimberly Smith Herbert, Versailles; and two great-granddaughters, Barbara and Beth Herbert, Versailles. Her siblings, Christine, Acton, Ray, Horace, Elsa, Bonnie, Hubert, and Vivien, are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, Dec. 1, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial was in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504-3229.

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   Timothy Bruce Frederick, 46, of Nicholasville, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, of cancer.

Survivors include a daughter, Jessica Frederick, Harrodsburg; his fiancČe, Traci Robinson, Nicholasville; his parents, Stan and Brenda Frederick, Nicholasville; three brothers, Steve Frederick, Hiram, Ga., Barry Michael Frederick, Lexington, Matthew Frederick, Burgin; a sister, Crystal Larsen, Versailles; seven nephews, Josh, Jason and Cory Frederick, Will Nowlin, Jimmy Taylor, and Michael and Jordan Clark; five nieces, Tara Baber, Erica Nowlin, Tabitha, Audrey, and Kelley Frederick; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Wilmore Free Methodist Church by Pastor Daryl Diddle and Pastor Dean Cook. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Bobby Perkins, Danny Jett, Scott Hall, Ron Robinson, Will Overstreet, and Kean Lenox. Honorary bearers were his nephews. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements.



  William “Billy” Fugazzi, 79, of Las Vegas, Nev., husband of Helen Alexander Fugazzi, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005.

A native of Lexington, he served in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his stepchildren, Ernest and Susie, California; a brother, James Fugazzi, Lexington; and a niece, Denise Fugazzi Kincaid, Versailles.

Graveside services will be held at the Veterans Memorial Park, Boulder City, Nev.



  The Rev. Naomi Ruth Hodge McCracken, 93, of Lexington, widow of the Rev. Clarence Edward McCracken, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Ina, Ill., she was the daughter of the late William and Callie Hodge. She was a retired elementary school teacher with over 40 years of service and co-founder and co-pastor of Lafayette Church of the Nazarene. She attended Trevecca Nazarene College, God's Bible School, and received her master's degree from the University of Kentucky. She was a Sunday school teacher and a three time recipient of Teacher of the Year.

Survivors include three sons, the Rev. David L. McCracken, Versailles, and William Edward McCracken and Gary D. McCracken, both of Lexington.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 5, at Lafayette Church of the Nazarene. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Michael McCracken, Danny McCracken, Doug Goforth, David Parker, Jeff Trowbridge, Roy Stewart, and Randy McCracken. Honorary bearers were Herman Johnson, Clay Becknell, James Blakeman, David Blakeman, Joe Mims, Charles McDonald, Chris Hornsby, and Goodloe Deaton. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to the Mission Fund of Lafayette Church of the Nazarene, 420 Picadome Park, Lexington, KY 40503.



  Franklin “Frank” Henry Weir Jr., 65, of Versailles, husband of Linda Jones Weir, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at his residence.

Born Nov. 27, 1940, in Louisville, he was the son of Franklin H. and Helen Routh Weir Sr. of Lexington. He was a retired sergeant with the Georgetown Police Department, a member and director of the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, and a member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Lexington.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Michael Weir, Lexington, and David Weir, Nicholasville; two stepchildren, Shannon Pierce, Georgetown, and Anthony Rinehart, Atlanta, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Georgetown police officers with whom he served. Honorary bearers will be board members of the Bluegrass Railroad Museum. Tucker, Yocum and Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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