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February 10, 2005



Porter Bazzell Evans, 97, of Wilmore, formerly of Midway and Mayfield, widower of Ruth Day Evans, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore.

Born Nov. 27, 1907, in Calloway County, he was the son of the late Joel Ollin Evins and Olive Bazzell Evins. He attended the one-room Landon School in Calloway County, and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in England and Germany during World War II. He was retired from Bowden Cleaners and Curlee Clothing in Mayfield and attended Calvary United Methodist Church there.

Survivors include a son, Joel Wesley Evans, Midway; three grandchildren, Sara Day Evans, Frankfort, Amy Evans Axon, Raleigh, N.C., and Joel Wesley Evans II. Floyds Knob, Ind.; three great-grandsons; a great-granddaughter; a great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Alline Evins and Mary Evins Crawford, both of Murray; a niece, Marie McCallon Riley, Mayfield; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Two sisters, Nellie Evins McCallon and Novice Evins; and three nephews, Jewell McCallon, Howard “Buster” McCallon, and Iris Evins Crawford, are deceased.

Visitation will be at noon on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Byrn Funeral Home, 1020 Paris Road, Mayfield. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. the same day by the Rev. Mary Alice Crawford of Rising Sun (Indiana) United Methodist Church. Mr. Evans’ granddaughter Sara Day Evans will be the soloist. Family members and friends will serve as casket bearers. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Mayfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Midway Nursing Home Task Force, PO Box 3964, Midway KY 40347.



Bonnie Spurlock Gregory, 84, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, widow of William Owen Gregory, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at the Samaritan Hospital.

Born Feb. 21, 1920, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Bige and Hannah Sparks Spurlock. She was a homemaker and a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Owen Gregory, Madison County, and Larry Joe Gregory, Covington, Tenn.; three granddaughters, Tracy Lynn Gregory, Shannon Gregory, and Erin Gregory; two sisters, Rose Shelton, Gainesville, Fla., and Linda Jones, Port Richey, Fla.; and a brother, Clyde Spurlock, Vero Beach, Fla.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005 at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were her nephews, Billy Gregory, Wayne Gregory, Tommy Gregory, Paul Gregory, Randy Gregory, and Elmo Spurlock.



Timothy "Timmy" Lee Peavler, 35, of Lexington, son of Betty Peavler, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005.

Survivors other than his mother include his stepfather, Randel Peavler, Lexington; maternal grandmother, Bertha Watkins, Lexington; three aunts, Judy Clark, Lexington, Carolyn Cutwright, Salt Lick, and Brenda McFall, Versailles; three uncles, James Parker, Salt Lick, Rodger Peavler, Lexington, and Gene Autry Allen, Nicholasville; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was conducted Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Hillcrest Memorial Park by Chaplain Ron Barry. Casket bearers were Presley Garrett, Junior Flannery, Curtis Jones, David Douglas, Gene Autry Allen, and Rodger Peavler. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Harrodsburg Road was in charge of arrangements.

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Betty Tucker, 75, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Crutcher Tucker Sr., died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, in Lawrenceburg.

Born July 29, 1929, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Nellie Kirkland Bingham.

Survivors include five daughters, Nellie Woodrum and Doris Lilly, both of Lexington, Readie Redman, Lawrenceburg, Maggie Rains, Williamsburg, and Susan Rains, Lawrenceburg; three sons, Crutcher Tucker Jr., Lawrenceburg, Ben Tucker and Bobby Tucker, both of Lexington; two sisters, Maggie Anderson and Doris Litteral, both of Lexington; two brothers, Ben and Soney Bingham, both of Lexington; 27 grandchildren and; 18 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Ann Fox, a brother and a sister are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Bro. Steve Broughton . Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Robert Tucker, Jonathan Tucker, Steven Tucker, Brian Tucker and David Rains.


Ruby Wade

Services for Ruby Wade, 74, of Frankfort, were conducted from Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

She died Feb. 5, 2005, after a sudden illness.

Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery.

A native of Franklin County, she was a retired employee from National Distillers after forty-two years of service. She was an active member of Faith Baptist Church.

She was the most cherished mother of Joyce (Darryl) Blackwell, Bernetta Donovan, and Charles Donovan, all of Frankfort, and Hope (the late Butch) Sudduth, Versailles; beloved grandmother of Charles Donovan, Brian Blackwell and Heather Sudduth; two precious great granddaughters, Kayla and Sydney Donovan; and a brother, Louis (Lou) Webb, Michigan.

She was the daughter of the late Bill and Fannie Hampton. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Donovan, and a grandson, Jody Blackwell.

The Rev. Everett Hawkins officiated.

Honorary bearers were Michele Blackwell, Kayla Donovan, Sydney Donovan, and Jennifer Donovan

Active bearers were Charles Donovan, Heather Sudduth, Darryl Blackwell, Brian Blackwell, Jimmy Anglin, John Barry Anglin, and Floyd Sherrow.

Flowers are welcomed; but contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 50 Bridgeport-Benson Rd., Frankfort, KY 40601, American Cancer Society, 124 Ringo Ave., Frankfort, KY 40601 or the American Heart Association.

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Clyde Walter White, 95, of Lexington, husband of Mary E. Wise White, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at Sayre Christian Village Nursing Home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Raymond and Fannie Bell Dean White. He was a member and deacon of Porter Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara J. Leung, Atlanta, Ga.; a grandson, Stephen B. Sparks, Sanford, Fla.; a granddaughter, Pamela J. Sparks, Augusta, Ga.; a sister, Loretta Cruze; and a brother, Thurmond White, Lexington. Three sisters and a brother are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by the Rev. James K. Pierce and the Rev. Robert J. Justus. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were his nephews.

Memorial contributions arecsuggested to Porter Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund or Gideons International.


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