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February 13, 2003

 

Adams

Adeline Reynolds Adams, 78, of Lexington, widow of Holman “Buck” Adams, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at her residence.

A native of Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Tolbert and Nettie Ford Long Reynolds. She was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church, the Women’s Circle. And a lifetime member of the DAV.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara S, Harris, Woodford County; two sons, Dr. William F. Adams, Columbus, Ohio, and George E. Adams, Woodford County; a granddaughter, Sarah Adams; three grandsons, Zachary Adams, Darrell Bobblett, and George Jason Adams; three great grandchildren; three brothers, George T. Reynolds, Woodford County, and Richard P. and William K. Reynolds, both of Jessamine County. A son, Bobby Wayne Adams, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at the Betts & West Funeral Home by the Rev. David Duggan and the Rev. Mike Harris. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers will be George Jason Adams, Eddie Peel, David Cartwright, Jim Bob Adams, Steve Reynolds, and Joe Cartwright. Honorary bearers will be Bruce Curtsinger, William Darrell Bobblett, and the Women’s Circle of the Troy Presbyterian Church.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Bowman

Eddie O. Bowman, 65, of Lawrenceburg, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at his residence.

Born Dec. 27, 1938, in Woodford County, he was a former carpenter.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie Bowman Jr. and Sammy Bowman, both of Winchester; seven daughters, Jeannie Bowman, Winchester, Lynn Jefferies, Tracy Sayre, Robin Sayre, Edith Sayre, Judy Sayre, and Elizabeth Sayre, all of Lawrenceburg; four sisters, Minnie Harlow, Irene Darnell, Melvina Burger, and Hallie Fint, all of Lawrenceburg; three brothers, James Bowman, Lawrenceburg, Claudie Bowman, Nicholasville, and Ambrose Bowman, Versailles; and 16 grandchildren. His longtime companion, Barbara Lynn “Bobby” Sayre, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at the Lawrenceburg Cemetery by Mark Webb and Tommy Barnes. Casket bearers were David Stratton, Ray Stratton, Gary Thornberry, Heath Cummins, Paul Godby, and Jimmy Downey.

The Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Combs

Ira H. Combs, 96, of 5002 Lupreese Lane, Versailles, formerly of Sassafras, widow of Edith Muncy Combs, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at the Bradford Square Nursing Home, Frankfort.

The son of the late Rev. Watson and Dicie Pigman Combs, he was a retired mechanic for the Gene Baker Motor Company and later, Whitaker Ford, in Hazard. He was a member of the Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church in Knott County.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Ira H. Combs, Versailles; three grandchildren, Angela Smith, Sadieville, Patrick Combs, Wilmington, N.C., and Alison Combs, Louisville, and five great grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Pratt and the Rev. Merle Caudill. Interment will follow at the Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers will be Patrick Combs, Alison Combs, Angie Smith, Allen Smith, James Adams, Devaughn Bolen, and Fontaine Grigsby.

Memorials are suggested to Gideons International.

 

Davis

Edith S. Davis, 92, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, widow of James Butler Davis, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003.

Born May 1, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Irene Burke Stull. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Sarah Alexander, Versailles, and Mildred Stull Turner, Salvisa; two grandchildren, Randy Shelton, Lexington, and Pamela Wenger, Lawrenceburg; and two great grandchildren, Ronnie Wiley and Edith Rasmussen.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel. Private services are planned. Burial will be in the Versailles Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Ewadinger

Judith Ann Ewadinger, 62, of Lexington, wife of William S. Ewadinger, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, of cancer at her daughter’s residence.

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, she was the daughter of Eleanor Gray Lucas, Gassville, Ark., and the late Paul Gray. She was a pari-mutuel clerk at Keeneland and a member of Tates Creek Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, David S. Ewadinger, Midway, and L. Brian C. Ewadinger, Lexington; two daughters, Susan E. Critchfield, Lexington, and Jennifer M. Hipp, Lexington; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Heather and Justin Ewadinger, and Elizabeth, Clayton, Brandon, and Nicholas Critchfield; three sisters, Dianne Cole, Des Moines, Nancy Nicholson, Mt. Home, Ark., and Debby Gray, Lake View, Ark; a brother, Gordon Gray, Thornton, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at Tates Creek Christian Church by Dr. Brad Walden and the Rev. Allen Sither. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Tates Creek Christian Church missionary fund, 3150 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40502, or the Woodstock Animal Foundation, 715 Allendale Drive, Lexington, KY 40503.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Jones

Bessie Jones, 73, of 157 Jones Lane, Versailles, wife of Mack Jones, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Anna Bell Adams Smith of Millville. She was a longtime member of the Pinckard Baptist Church, and was known for her faithful love of arranging for flowers and cards for the sick and bereaved on behalf of the church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Jones and Marie Taylor; a son, Tom Jones; a sister, Edith Cornish; a brother, Herb Smith, all of Woodford County; and six grandchildren, Eric Taylor, Chad Taylor, Hope Patterson, Aaron Jones, Talitha Jones, and Keenan Jones.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Interment was at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Eric Taylor, Chad Taylor Aaron Jones, James Smith Philip Patterson, Brad Nally, and Keenan Jones.

Memorials are suggested to the Pinckard Baptist Church Building Fund or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Hatfull

Teresa Marie Hatfull, daughter of Keith and Dianne Hatfull of St. Paul, Minn., was stillborn Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003.

Other survivors include a sister, Heather; a brother, Eric; her grandparents, Joan Eggert, and James and Margaret Hatfull, Versailles; great grandparents, Ann Chouinard, Alice Eggert, and Edgar Hatfull; aunts and uncles, Kathleen Tacke, Mary Jeanne Johnson, Paul Eggert, James Eggert, and Owen and Wesley Hatfull; and many cousins, great aunts and great uncles.

A mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at St. Ambrose of Woodbury. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery. Mueller Mortuary Parkway Chapel, St. Paul, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Jeffers

Gladys Cecil Jeffers, 81, of Lexington, widow of Roscoe Jeffers, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Robbins, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late James and Minnie Gibson Cecil. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Winona, Tenn.

Survivors include two sons, David Jeffers and Freddie Jeffers, both of Lexington; six grandchildren, Freddy Jeffers, Michael Jeffers, Valerie Hanke, and Stephanie Shewmaker, all of Lexington, Maria Smith, Versailles, and Lori Meador, Nicholasville; and eight great grandchildren. Two brothers are deceased.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Risk

Irma Cornish Risk, 95, of Lexington, widow of Alfred L. “Red” Risk, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at her residence.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late George and Nettie M. Cornish. She was a retired registered nurse from the St. Joseph Hospital Nazareth School of Nursing and a member of the Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Risk, Carrollton; two grandsons, Allen Risk, Morehead, and David Risk, Carrollton; a great granddaughter, Tabitha Risk, Morehead; and a brother, Henry R. Cornish, Lexington. Two brothers, Clarence Cornish and George Cornish Jr.; and a sister, Jane Cornish Smathers, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by the Rev. Gerard Howell and the Rev. James Tuttle. Entombment will be in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Paul Barber, Kay Holsclaw, Don Cornish, John Barber, Andy Barber, Jamie Tuttle, and Winfrey Adkins. Honorary bearers will be Chris Holsclaw, Joe Barber, and David Tuttle.

Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 1644 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40503, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Smitha

Georgia Lee Smitha, 60, of Georgetown, wife of Jamie L. Smitha, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late George and Monie Lee Duncil, attended Transylvania University and graduated from the Midway College School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse at Georgetown Community Hospital and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Versailles. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, and was an avid supporter of the Scott County school sports program.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Caroline and Chris, Georgetown, Nancy Kowalke, Versailles, and John Range, Madison, Wis.; two sisters, Pandy Smith and Penny Jackson; a brother, Ernest Duncil; and four grandchildren, Jacqueline and Joseph Kowalke, and Timothy and Josh Range. Three siblings, Regan, Ronald, and Priscilla Duncil, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at the Tucker, Yocum, and Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Thomas

Wayne Thomas, 66, of Highview Drive, Midway, husband of Thelma Tipton Thomas, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born March 4, 1936, he was the son of the late Charles and Nellie Newman Thomas. He was retired from the Procter and Gamble Company after 40 years of service, and was a member of the Midway Baptist Church and the National Guard. He was a Kentucky Colonel and coached the Cowboys Little League baseball team for five years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Michael Thomas, Versailles, Tommy Thomas, Frankfort, and Mark Thomas, Midway; a sister, Janice Cox, Lexington; two brothers, Jack Thomas, Versailles, and Barry Thomas, Lexington; and five grandchildren, Callie, Kendall, Colby, Zachary, and Tyler Thomas.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Mark Johnson. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Mike Ginter, Jimmy Gaunce, Joe Sames, Billy Hayes, Ron Trayner, and Spencer Hall. Honorary bearers will be Ernie Sheets, Jimmy Littrell, Gene Gaunce, Dr. Lee Shine, and Dr. Norman Fisher.

 

Wright

Kenneth Lee Wright, 80, of Bloomfield, widower of Betty Ford Wright, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Jewish Hospital, Louisville.

A native of Scott County, he was a retired U.S. government employee, where he was a technician for the Soil Conservation Service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Bloomfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where he served as a trustee and elder.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Gail Gillis and Jane Burns, both of Bloomfield; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three sisters, Eula Baker, Versailles, Juanita Robinson, Bardstown, and Shirley Gritton, Bloomfield; and a brother, A.G. Wright, Bloomfield. Two brothers, M.T. Wright and Glynn Gayle Wright; and two sisters, Louise Brown and Joyce Holt, are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at the Houghlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Pierce. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

 

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