The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


About Us

Recent Obituaries

February 14, 2002


Harold McSpadden

Harold E. McSpadden Sr., 75, of Versailles, husband of Phyllis L. McSpadden, SGM (retired), died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital Hospice of the Bluegrass unit, Lexington.

A native of Christian County, he was the son of the late Harvey E. and Lula Harper McSpadden. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II, and the Kentucky Army National Guard, HHB 2/138th Field Artillery Battalion, Lexington, in the rank of 1SG from July 1966 until his retirement in May 1976.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Sandi McSpadden, Phoenix, Ariz., Shirley Davis, Cheryl Huffman, and Cynthia Caton, all of Lexington; two sons, Harold E. “Bud” McSpadden Jr., Lexington, and Byron C. Wilhoit, Fort Wayne, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Tamara Whitt, Gabriel Huffman, Isaiah Huffman, Megan, Ashlea, and Bethany McIllwain, and Emily and Madison Caton, all of Lexington; a great grandson, Isaiah Thomas Huffman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Col. Rodger Dill, chaplain of the Kentucky Army National Guard. Burial with military honors will follow in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens, Lexington. A memorial service was held yesterday, Wednesday, Feb. 13, by American Legion Post #8. Casket bearers will be members of the Kentucky Army National Guard.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.


James Miniard

James B. Miniard, 70, of Lexington, husband of Elizabeth “B.J.” Miniard, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Veterans Hospital, Cooper Drive, Lexington.

Born March 14, 1931, in Perry County, he was the son of the late Ralph and Ollie Horn Miniard. He was a retired attorney, a graduate of the University of Kentucky Law School, and a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Rebecca Smith and James B. Miniard II, both of Richmond, Cheryl Jane Callaway and Katherine Speaks, both of Lexington; three stepdaughters, Karen Mudd McGaughey, Versailles, Julie Mudd Decker and Stacey Lynn Mudd, both of Lexington; eight grandchildren; a great granddaughter; two brothers; and a sister.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at W.R. Milward Mortuary – Southland. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.


Juanita Snapp

Juanita Estes Snapp, 76, of Monroe, Ohio, and a long time former resident of Versailles, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, in Ohio.

A native of Clark County, she was the daughter of the late Riley C. and Susan Estes. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Ryan and Linda Landers, both of Naples, Fla.; three sons, Donald R. Murphy, of Lexington, David Murphy, Danville, and Michael Owens, Monroe, Ohio; eighteen grandchildren; and seventeen great grandchildren. A daughter, Patty A. Presnell; two sisters, Mary Neal, Evie Abney; and four brothers, Sam, Clayton, John, and Raymond Estes, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Ray Murphy, Brad Brown, Bryan Fister, Billy Estes, F. J. Monroe, and Tommy Presnell. Honorary bearers were Tammy Ott, Sandy Brentlinger, Billy Lancaster, Bobby Ryan, Wendy Pinwell, Donna Jo Cariel, Cathy Murphy, Janet Clark, Cassie Lowry, Ashley Owens, Bobbie Lowry, Kim Rendulic, Melissa Fieguabam, Tabitha Murphy, and Candy Murphy.


Pauline Vice

Pauline Bussell Farris Vice, 82, of Carlisle, widow of Curtis Farris and Oliver Vice, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Nicholas County Hospital.

Born in Bath County, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Anna Bell Bohanan Bussell. She was a member of the Carlisle United Methodist Church and a retired seamstress.

Survivors include two sons, Paul P. Farris, Willisburg, and Ronald Dean Farris, Versailles; three daughters, Marjorie Caswell, Berry, Ret. SMSGT. Loretta L. Farris, Carlisle, and Beverly Collins, Versailles; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conduced Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by the Rev. James Doughton. Burial was in Carlisle Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gayle and Dennis Kelley, Ollie Jay, Mike, and David Bussell, and Joe McIlvain.


Obituaries from past issues: Click here