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February 14, 2008

 

Butler

Ernestine Butler, 66, of Lexington, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Beatrice Bottoms German and Charles Edward Butler.

Survivors include two brothers, Andre (Ada) German and Charles Butler; a sister, Joyce Jones, Louisville; a nephew, Sean C. Butler; a special cousin, Ford (Janice) Perkins; and numerous other cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 11, at the O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington.

 

Carroll

Bryan L. Carroll, 45, of Waynesburg, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008.

He was the son of the late Bobbie and Edwina Carroll.

Survivors include two sisters, Pam (Harold) Dean, Lawrenceburg, and Trista Hittinger, Texas; two brothers Mark D. (Regina) Carroll, Versailles, and Timothy R. Carroll, Lexington.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Mitchell Dean, Scottie Curtis, Sean Bargo, Shelton Mastin, Brent Mastin, and Dwain Kincaid. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday, Feb. 15, at the funeral home.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Couzens

Henry J. "Hank" Couzens, 83, of Lexington, husband of Doris S. Couzens, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at his residence.

Born in Detroit, Mich., he served during World War II as a P-47 fighter pilot with the 361st Squadron, 356th Fighter Group of the Eight Air Force, Army Air Corps. He was stationed near Norwich, England. After the war he enrolled at Michigan State University and graduated with a B.S. in commerce. He began a 35-year career with IBM, where he was a leader of the design and development of the Selectric Composer. Following his retirement from IBM, he started Park Central Company and developed a number of private residences. He also built an office building at 450 Old Vine using 150 year old brick retrieved from an old distillery. He was an avid sailor. He served on numerous boards, including Junior Achievement, the Headley-Whitney Museum and the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation. During his time on the vestry of Christ Church Cathedral, he supervised the restoration of the steeple spires and church’s addition. He was a senior warden twice at Christ Church. At his death he was an active member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Versailles, serving on both the vestry and the building committee. He was a long-standing member of the Lexington Rotary Club and the Lexington Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Lori Couzens Specht (Steve), Linda Couzens Burchett (Sam), and Henry Chapman "Chap" Couzens (Susan); and eight grandchildren, Ann Chapman Breeden, Philip Ford Burchett, Samuel Preston Burchett Jr., Henry Joseph Burchett, Charlotte Elizabeth Burchett, Thomas Burrell Burchett, Henry Chapman Couzens Jr., and Laura Estelle Couzens.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Apostles Anglican Church by the Rev. David Brannen and the Rev. Martin Gornick. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were his grandsons. Honorary bearers were members of the Men’s Group; Garland Barr, Bill Cox, Tom Dupree, Joe Daugherty, David Johnston, John Robertson, Dyer Rodes, Cal Roszell, Barry Morris, and Loys Mather. The W. R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 161 N. Locust Street, Versailles, KY 40383, Hospice of the Bluegrass, or the Lexington Rotary Club Endowment Fund.

 

Cummins

Robert Louis Cummins, 82, of Frankfort, widower of Eva Mae Loman Cummins, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at his residence.

Born June 6, 1925, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Taylor Cummins and Cordy Jane Helard Cummins. He was a member of the Pentecostal Victory Chapel and was retired from Columbia Gas Company. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Theresa Jane Anglin and Hilda Mae (Ronnie) Pardi; five sons, Robert L. (Fannie B.) Cummins Jr., William Gregory Cummins, Joseph Carroll Cummins, Floyd Jeffery Cummins, and Danny Ray Cummins, all of Frankfort; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, William "Buck" Cummins; two sisters, Christine Johnson and Margaret Moore. Three children, Deanna Elizabeth Cummins, John Taylor Cummins, and Mary Ann Peddicord, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Don West. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Robert L. Cummins Jr., Joseph Cummins, Greg Cummins, Danny Ray Cummins, Robert Harlow, and Jonathon Burke.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Dunn

Frances Helen Bartlett Dunn, 95, of Versailles, widow of Leo Dunn, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Feb. 7, 1913, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Fannie Tolls Bartlett Sr. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Versailles since the age of 13. She was employed at the Old Taylor Distillery for 17 years, had worked at the Barrett Sewing Factory and retired from Rand-McNally after 15 years. She was a 1932 graduate of the Versailles High School.

Survivors include a daughter, Charlette (Bill) Phillips, Frankfort; a sister, Irene Bobbitt, Versailles; two brothers, Charles Tyler Bartlett Jr., Versailles, and Collette "Doc" Bartlett, New Jersey; two daughters-in-law, Joan Dunn and Shirley Dunn, both of Versailles; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Three sons, Darryl, Dwight, and Danny Dunn; five sisters, Edwina Carroll, Emma Ward, Valerie Eaves, Mary Dedman, and Louise Bartlett; and a great-grandchild, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Pastor Marcus Lynn. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Larry and Gary Bartlett, Loren Carl, Bobby Abshire, Ray Duncan, John Johnson, Shayne Dunn, and Tyler Dunn. Honorary bearers were Horace Dawson, Harold, Wayne, Seth and Ralph Dedman, Glenn Bobbitt, Dwain Kincaid, and David Clark.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

 

McNees

Margaret Mae McNees, 85, of Lexington, wife of Chester McNees, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at Berea Healthcare Center.

Born Jan. 30, 1923, in Henry County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Booth and Carrie Aldridge Booth. She was a member of the Southern Heights Baptist Church and was a retired restaurant manager. In her spare time she enjoyed crossword puzzles and cooking.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Barnette; a son, Gayle Booth; two stepdaughters, Ann R. Patterson and Sherry R. Thompson; two stepsons, Benny C. McNees and Terry McNees; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, several brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort by Chaplain Charles Ellestad. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Shepard

Marshall "Bonnie" Shepard, 88, of Orlando, Fla., husband of Naomi Wright Shepard, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at Dr. Phillips Hospital in Orlando.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Raymond and Stella Shepard. He was a farmer and also ran a grocery store in Midway. He moved to Orlando in 1973.

In addition to his wife of 68 years, he is survived by two sons, Raymond (Sharon), Orlando, Fla., and Ronnie (Anna), Portsmouth, Va.; a grandson, Mark; two granddaughters, Darlene and Kelly; two great- grandsons, Kenny and Stephen; and a great -granddaughter, Rebecca.

Services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 20, at Woodland Memorial Gardens in Orlando, Fla.

 

Sweeny

Raymond Sweeny, 77, of Lexington, husband of Hazel Bowman Sweeney, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at his residence of cancer.

A native of Rowan County, he was the son of the late Jim Henry and Dorothy Ann Walton Sweeney. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a retired Bluegrass Army Depot employee.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Suzie (Jerry) Burke, Versailles, and Betty Sweeney, Lexington; two grandchildren, Kristi and RaeLynn; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Leslie, Corba, and Carl Sweeney; two sisters, Ella Hobbs and Kathleen Perry; and several other relatives.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 11, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, by Gregory Perry. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

VanHoose

Shirley VanHoose, 73, of Somerset, formerly of Versailles and Paintsville, wife of James G. VanHoose, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital after an extended illness.

Born in Powell County, she was the daughter of Mila Clay Means and the late Cebert D. Means.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Sandra (Lloyd) Jones, Midway; a son, Phillip VanHoose, Lexington; two brothers, Danny (Virginia) Means, Versailles, and Preston (Vivian) Means, Lakeland, Fla.; two granddaughters, Carrie (David) Apple and Crissie Montgomery; three great-granddaughters, Kiaya Apple, Macey Montgomery, and Mia Montgomery; a great-grandson, Ben Apple; and several nieces and nephews. Four brothers, Dewey, Charles, Lynwood, and Larry Means, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 11, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Mike James. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Greg Means, Zack Means, Tim Means, Steve Means, Danny Means and David Apple.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 


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