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February 1, 2007

 

Angel
Ann Riley Angel, 79, of Somerset, formerly of Versailles, widow of Elmer Angel, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Born Sept. 27, 1927, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late L.P. and Ann E. O’Neal Riley. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Versailles and was a former Texas Instruments employee.
Survivors include a daughter, Kay Keller, Science Hill; a sister, Patty Riley, Nicholasville; two brothers, Jerry Riley, Versailles, and William Riley, Nicholasville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Rose Ann Morton and Nancy Angel; and two brothers, Thomas G. and L.J. Riley, are deceased.
A funeral mass was conducted Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Frank Osburg. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Keith Keller, Kyle Keller, Billy Pat Riley, Lawrence Riley, Thomas Riley, and Frank Keller. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

Bates
Robert David Bates, 49, of Lexington, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007.
Born April 2, 1957, in Wise County, Va., he was the son of Robert Thurman Bates of Richmond and Glenda Sue Sturgill Kattus of Nicholasville. He was a former employee of Fred Clements Heating and Air Conditioning and Lexington Mechanical, where he was a sheet metal mechanic and certified welder. He had received numerous awards for his outstanding achievements in his field.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Jayson David Bates, Lexington; a sister, Sherrie S. Bates, Versailles; his stepfather, Donald H. Kattus, Nicholasville; and an uncle and aunt, Samuel H. and Mary L. Bates, Lexington.
Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by the Rev. Wayne Holcomb. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Cleveland
Col. Leslie O. Cleveland, 97, of Curtis Creek Retirement Facility in Quincy, Ill., husband of Frances Johnston Cleveland, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Born Sept. 27, 1909, in Versailles, he was the son of William Skinner Cleveland and Maria Crutcher Cleveland. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He became a member of Tau Beta Pi Alpha of Kentucky, an honorary engineering fraternity. He was a member of R.O.T.C. at the university. For many years he was employed with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and helped design a number of dams, including the Fort Peck Dam in Montana. He served as an engineer in World War II in the European Theater of Operations, where he was one of the designers of the Red Ball Highway. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Quincy, Ill.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Dr. Mary Cleveland Bollinger, Ph.D., Philadelphia, Pa.; and one brother, Robert McConnell Cleveland, Versailles.
A prayer service was conducted Monday, Jan. 29, at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel in Hannibal, Mo., by the Rev. Ivan Greuter. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the University of Kentucky College of Engineering; in care of University of Kentucky, Office of Development, Sturgill Development Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0015.

Crawford
Margaret Arminta Mahanes Crawford, 106, widow of Charlie Crawford, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at Christian Care Center in Lancaster.
Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Lillie Chasteen Mahanes. She was a member of Clover Bottom Baptist Church and was a retired nurse and school teacher.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Gumm, Lancaster; two sons, Marion Crawford, Mississippi, and James R. Crawford, Versailles; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Christine White; three sons. Charles Crawford, Jr., George Hedges, and Howard Crawford; and two brothers, S.L. Mahanes and David Mahanes, are deceased.
Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 27, at Hillcrest Cemetery by Heritage Hospice Chaplain the Rev. Gary Story. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

McDowell
Louis “Fred” McDowell, 43, of Versailles, died Thursday, January 25, 2007. Born May 17, 1963, in Woodford County, he was the son of Marietta Rice McDowell and the late Fred William McDowell. He was a mold setter for Montaplast Of North America in Frankfort. He was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by several aunts, uncles, and nephews.
Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 27, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Billy McIntyre, David Prather, Patrick Bowman, Jeff Giles, Dustin Gilbert, and Rick Roberts. Honorary bearers were Zack Morgan, Kevin True, Danny Giles, Tommy Goins, Jeff Jones, Tommy Jones, and Robbie Rice.
Visit www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

McKenzie
Charleen Faye Richardson McKenzie, 53, of Lawrenceburg, wife of Charles Stephan McKenzie, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Born August 25, 1953, in Seattle, Wash., she was the daughter of Clarence and Ruby Richardson of Versailles. She was a loan clerk at United Bank & Trust in Versailles and was a member of the Woodford Community Christian Church.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by two daughters, Laura Brown, Versailles, and Sarah Conner, Springhill, Tenn.; three sisters, Donna Couch, Jonelle Sidebotham, and Patricia Stahlman, all of Versailles; and four grandchildren, Patrick Conner, Gillian Brown, Mollie Conner, and Philip Brown.
Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Joe Girdler and the Rev. Randy Nation. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jim McKenzie, Tim Cockrell, Chris Jarboe, Larry Stallman, James Couch, and Bob Sidebotham.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or USA Cares, 1309 North Wilson Road, Suite 2, Radcliff, KY 40160.
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

Perry
Anna Mae Perry, 92, of Versailles, widow of Bill Curry and Hugh Perry, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.
The daughter of the late William and Edna Mitchell Clark, she was a former Texas Instruments employee, a longtime member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church, and more recently had joined the Catholic church.
Survivors include 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and her former daughters-in-law, including Doris Cloyd and Barbara Hippe, both of Versailles. Three sons, William “Billy” Curry, Robert “Bob” Curry, and Charles Curry; four siblings, William Clark, Louise Brewer, Lena Moore, and Calvin Clark; and a grandchild, are deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Fr. Frank Sherry. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Brian Wooldridge, John Paul Woodrum, Mike Curry, Scott Curry, Joe Curry, and Russell Curry. Honorary bearers were Steve Curry, George Perry, Roy Benson, Lannas Pedrow, and Michael Raymond Curry.
Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

Popp
Alleen W. Popp, 91, of Frankfort, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
Born June 30, 1915, in Scott County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lewis and Claudine Hudson Wiley. She was homemaker and a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, JoAnn Mitchell, Alvaton, Sue Stone, Linda P. Roberts, and Charlene Etherington, all of Frankfort; a sister, Ruth W. Gentry, Lexington; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Katherine Johnson, Edna Rose Scholtz, and Susie Mae Marshall; and eight brothers, Ford, Albert, James, John C., Robert, Roy, Simon, and Raymond Wiley, are deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Charlie Etherington, Marcus Etherington, Patrick Stone, Eric Stone, Jeffrey Mitchell, and James Dent. Honorary bearers were Donna Higdon, Lynn Riddle, Marla Etherington, Amanda Wiley, and Denise Jenkins,
Memorial contributions are suggested to Forks of Elkhorn Stained Glass Fund, 495 Duckers Station Road, Midway, KY 40347
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

Porter
Porter James, 91, of Versailles, husband of Bea James, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at Central Baptist Hospital.
Born in Ohio County, he was the son to the late Ernest and Ledia Porter James. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, served on the city council for 21 years in West Point, Ky., and retired from Ford Motor dealership as a manager after 27 years. He was a member at Versailles United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Annabelle Merritt, Georgia; two grandchildren, Allen James and Becki James Casey; and two great-grandchildren, Austin and Skyler James. A son, Ted James, is deceased.
Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 29, at Versailles United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ben Hahn. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Versailles United Methodist Church, 110 N. Court Street, Versailles, KY 40383.
Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

Shirley
Dr. Charles E. Shirley, 57, of Midway, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007.
Born Oct. 14, 1949, in Bonnyman, he was the son of the late Walter Shirley and Grace Shirley Carter. He was an education budget analyst for the Legislative Research Commission, attained a master’s degree in business administration and policy management, a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Kentucky and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was an avid biker and runner involved with Bluegrass Runners and Frankfort Running Club.
Survivors include a son, Patrick B. Shirley, Lexington; and two sisters, Pearl Houser, North Carolina, and Loretta Cornett, Hazard.
A gathering of family and friends was held Friday, Jan. 26, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort.
Contributions are suggested to Woodford Humane Society, 890 Tyrone Pike, Versailles, KY 40383, or Woodford County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 73 Versailles, KY 40383.
Visit www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

Smith
Mary Darragh Smith, 95, of Wilmore, formerly of Vine Grove, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at Samaritan Hospital, Lexington.
She was born in Elizabethtown, N.C., in 1911. She graduated from Central High School in Clearwater, Fla., earned an AB degree from Greensboro College in Greensboro, N.C., with a double major of English and speech. She did graduate work at the University of Louisville and ultimately received her master’s in counseling at Western Kentucky University. She taught school at Vine Grove High School from 1943 until the consolidation into North Hardin High School and continued there until her retirement in 1975. In 1941 she became a member of Vine Grove United Methodist Church and served in many capacities until she moved to Wesley Village in Wilmore in 1998. She was a life member in NEA and a member of the KEA, the Kentucky Speech Association, NCT English, KCTE, and the Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include a son, William E. “Bill” Darragh III, Lexington; a daughter, E. Margaret Powell, Versailles; five grandchildren, Dawne Darragh Ehrler, Diana D. Powell, William D. “Denny” Powell, William E. “Will” Darragh IV, and Kelly Darragh Rose; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 27, at Vine Grove United Methodist Church, Vine Grove, by the Rev. Lea Ann Johnson and the Rev. Larry Vickers. Burial was in the Vine Grove Cemetery. Nelson Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, Vine Grove, was in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to a Special Scholarship Fund at the Vine Grove United Methodist Church, 306 High Street, P. O. Box 604, Vine Grove, KY 40175.
Guest book at www.nebfh.com.

Walton
Titus Haken Walton, infant son of Donnie Walton Jr. and Trisha Abney, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandfather, Donnie Walton Sr.; his great-grandfather, Ronnie Walton; his great-grandmother, Katherine Walton; his maternal grandmother, Joann Abney; his great-grandmother, Elizabeth Clouse; three aunts, Patty Roberts, Joyce Scott, and Sandy Moss; two uncles, Donald Abney and Kevin Walton; and several cousins.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the Versailles Cemetery. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.



 

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