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Versailles, Ky.


 

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February 12, 2004

 

Cox

Sarah Elizabeth Drury Cox, 82, of Anderson County, wife of Ernest “Pete” Cox, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County,, she was a housewife and former employee of Dean Sherk Thread Factory in Lawrenceburg. She was a member of the Corinth Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Donna Franklin, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Martha Phillips, Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at the Ritchie and Peach Funeral Home by Gene Koons, Matt Sawyer, Claude Waldridge, and Garrett Franklin. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Hay

Mary “Molly” Holland Hay, 71, of 502 Poplar Street, widow of Edward Hay, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at Cambridge Place Nursing Home, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Marion N. and Mary Margaret Martin Holland. She was a member of the First Christian Church and had retired from Texas Instruments as a press operator.

Survivors include a son, Edward Newton Hay, Versailles; two grandsons, Jason Gordon, Frankfort, and Cory Hay, Versailles; three sisters, Helen McIntosh, Peggy Flora, and Gay Etherington, all of Versailles; a brother, Jimmy Holland, Lawrenceburg; two great grandchildren, Courtney Gordon and Jason Gordon Jr.; and five nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Howard Whitehouse. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jamie Holland, David Flora, Jimmy Smith, Kenny Woods, Donald Woods, and Steve Ward.

 

Redden

Mabel E. Redden, 90, of Mortonsville, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at the Englewood Nursing Center, Dayton, Ohio.

She was the daughter of Charlie and Viola Smith Redden. Survivors include a sister, Pauline Combs; two nieces, Marilyn Coleman, Dayton, Ohio, and Elizabeth Gayle Redden, Versailles; two nephews, Larry Combs, Wichita, Kan., and Patrick Redden, Versailles; and numerous other relatives. Three brothers, Charles Stanley, Lawrence, and Luther Redden, and sister, Neva Redden McNair, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the Polk Memorial Baptist Church, Mortonsville, by the Rev. Donald T. Townsend. Burial was in Mortonsville Cemetery. O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Renfro

Haskell C. Renfro, 80, of Frankfort, husband of Juanita Snook Renfro, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A native of Franklin County, he was the son of the late John and Ruth Lee Renfro. He worked as a machinist and in maintenance for H.K. Porter in Frankfort and Clark Equipment in Georgetown. He was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Debbie Renfro, Midway; two sons, Phillip Michael Renfro, Frankfort, and Stephen Clinton Renfro, Anderson County; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. A daughter, Rebecca Renfro Small, and a son, Gregory L. Renfro, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Hager. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Anthony and Jason Small, Isaac and Jim Green, Michael, Aaron, and John A. Renfro, and Phillip Long. Honorary bearers were Rufus Francis, Arnold Renfroe, Gary Renfroe, and Wayne Renfroe.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Soyza

Darrell Soyza, 66, of Lexington, formerly of Michigan and of Elizabethtown, husband of Bernadette Ianthe Soyza, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, in Lexington.

A native of Colombo, Sri Lanka, he had lived in the U.S. since 1984. He had retired to Kentucky where his wife had taken a position as a teacher at the Versailles Montessori School. He had attended the University of Louisville and had retired as an accountant for the McGregor Plumbing and Heating Company in Harbor Springs, Mich. He maintained an avid interest in growing orchids and had been treasurer and an active member of the Orchid Society of Sri Lanka. He was a member of Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lexington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Anouk Soyza-Glover, Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sons, Damian Soyza, Toledo, Ohio, and Derrick Soyza, Okemos, Mich.; two sisters; a brother; and four grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Fr. Frank Osburg. Following cremation, Mr. Soyza will be returned to his native country.

Memorials suggested to the American Heart Association.

 

Sturgeon

Frances Jordan Sturgeon, 87, widow of Charles "Preach" Sturgeon Sr., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the Heritage Hall Nursing in Lawrenceburg.

Born Jan. 23, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Calvin and Laura Elizabeth Hendricks Jordan, and was a member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Wyona Sturgeon, Louise Armstrong, and Frances Bright, all of Versailles; two sons, Jack Sturgeon, Lexington, and Charles Sturgeon Jr., Midway; two sisters, Elizabeth Wade, Lexington, and Mary Nethery, Taylorsville; 15 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. A daughter, Wanda Durr, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at the Duell Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Sturgeon’s grandsons served as casket bearers.

Contributions may be made to the Franklin County unit of Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Taylor

Edna "Louise" Cox Taylor, 64, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center of complications from rheumatoid arthritis.

She was the daughter of the late David R. and Hettie P. Shepherd Cox of Louisville. She was founder and co-owner of Lanco Mortgage and a member of Jessamine Christian Church.

She is survived by her children, Kathy Tincher, Versailles, Monna Treadway, Nicholasville, and Tim Thore, Nicholasville; six grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Chase Tincher, Blake and Hannah Treadway, and Landon and Austin Thore; two sisters, Bernice Helmick, Lexington, and Geri Neuberger, Kansas City, Kan. A brother, David R. Cox Jr., is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Jessamine Christian Church by the Rev. Bruce Heller and the Rev. Craig Yates. Burial will follow in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be David Allen Cox, Mike Cox, Steve Helmick, John Sexton, Jay Johnson and Tom Dean.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jessamine Christian Church or the Arthritis Foundation. Arrangements by Betts & West Funeral Home.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Thomas

Katherine Thomas, 68, of Frankfort, wife of George Thomas, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Addie Wilson. She was a former Genesco Shoe Factory employee and was a retired 28-year state employee.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Jeanie Harris, Joyce Stewart, and Janice Sexton, all of Frankfort; a son, William C. Baker Jr., Frankfort; two sisters, Louise Wright, Versailles, and Iva Elliott, Nicholasville; two brothers, Donald Wilson, Monterey, and Kirby Wilson, Lawrenceburg; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were DeWayne Barker, Dennis Harris Jr., David Warfield, J.C. Lynn, Jason Hall, Emmitt Gaines, and Robert Woolums.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Zamora

John P. Zamora, 80, of Versailles, widower of Clara Johnson Zamora, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at the Thompson-Hood VA Center, Wilmore.

Born in Brisbee, Ariz., he was a retired pipe fitter and welder for Georgia Pacific, and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran who served in World War II was a B-17 aircraft radio operator.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Allen, Plainwell, Mich.; two sons, John Zamora, Versailles, and Jesse Zamora, Richland, Mich.; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at a later date.

 

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