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Versailles, Ky.


 

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February 14, 2013

 

Brown

Mary Frances Brown, of Lexington, widow of Charles R. Brown, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Will and Josie Grimes. She was retired from Sears and a member of Parkway Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis (Tim) Trimnell, Lexington; a son, Bill (Susan) Brown, Fallbrook Calif.; a grandson, Corey (Nicole) Brown; a granddaughter, Allison Brown; and a great-granddaughter, Harper Brown.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 9, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Sayre Christian Village, 3840 Camelot Drive, Lexington, KY 40517.

 

Burford

Jack Burford, 85, of Richmond, husband of Roberta Bassett Burford, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond.

Born Jan. 9, 1928, in Owen County, he was the son of the late Thomas C. and Christian Watson Burford. He was the retired owner and operator of Jack Burford Chevrolet and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed University of Kentucky basketball, Chevrolet automobiles, and traveling.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John (Samantha) Burford, Richmond; a daughter, Cathy (Raymond) Cornelison, Richmond; three brothers, Lewis Hilton Burford, Lexington, Franklin Watson Burford, Owenton, and Eugene Clark Burford, Versailles; four grandchildren, John Cornelison, Makenzie Burford, Mallory Burford, and Marley Burford.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill Fort. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Casket bearers will be John Hamilton, Joe Kidwell, Barney Kinman, Benjy Kinman, Lloyd Vannarsdall, and Frank Shoop. Honorary bearer will be Joe Kirkpatrick. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Contributions are suggested to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475, or to the UK Alzheimerís Disease Ctr., 800 South Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0230.

Condolences may be made at www.orpfh.com.

 

Courtney

Billy Courtney, 73, of Georgetown, formerly of Versailles, husband of Clara H. Courtney, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Georgetown.

Born in Woodford County, he was one of 14 children of the late Herman Franklin and Sylvia Martin Courtney. A former LexTran Transit employee and retired horseman, he was a member of the Gloryland Baptist Church in Richmond.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Cassandra "Toodles" Brewer, Deanna Aguilar, and Melinda (Epifanio) Vargas, all of Georgetown; a son, Christopher (Carla) Courtney, Georgetown; three sisters, Ruth Dotson, Versailles, and Kathy (Gerry) Mitchell and Faye Courtney, both of Lexington; a brother, Charles Albert Courtney, Versailles; and numerous grandchildren. A son, William D. "Billy" Courtney, three sisters, Mary Lou Stevens, Mattie Shank, and Ella Maples, six brothers, Jimmy Courtney, Bobby Courtney, Danny Courtney, Donnie Courtney, Everett Courtney, and Herman Courtney Jr., are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 11, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Cecil Burns. Burial was in Evergreen Memory Gardens in Bourbon County. Casket bearers were Epifanio Vargas, Eliseo Perez, Joseph Gatrost, Michael Workman, Bill Jones, Chad Elliott, Brandon Courtney, and David Bowman.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Gnau

Frances Katherine Gnau, 89, a lifelong resident of Louisville, widow of John Gnau, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles.

She was a member of St. James (United Church of Christ) Church.

Survivors include three children, Rita Sanders, Randy (Diane), and Rick Gnau (Pam); three sisters; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A son, Ronnie Gnau, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Southern Chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son, Louisville. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.archlheadysouthernfh.com.

 

Jones

Annajean "Dean" Jones, 85, wife of C.E. Jones, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Frankfort.

Born in Somerset, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Marie Lay and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Stanton.

In addition to her husband of 67 years, she is survived by five children, Carolyn Campbell, Nicholasville, Patricia (Frank) Fleming, Versailles, Loretta (Ricky) Judd, Richmond, Kenneth Jones, Kannapolis, N.C., and Terry (Karen) Jones, Versailles; 10 grandchildren, Ken Jones Jr., Justin D. Jones, Bill Campbell, Diane Cox, Jennifer Lunsford, Stephanie Craig, Shannon J. Rosolowski, Charity F. Lay, Andrea J. Oller, and Crystal Fryman; and 17 great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Hubert Lay, Joe Lay, and Harold Lay, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Feb. 8, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Willard Estep. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Kenneth E. Jones, Ken Jones Jr., Terry G. Jones, Justin D. Jones, Jimmy Lay, Donald Lunsford, and Ted Voils. Honorary bearers were Diana Cox, Bill Campbell, Jennifer Lunsford, Stephanie Craig, Shannon J. Rosolowski, Charity F. Lay, Andrea J. Oller, Crystal Fryman, and Dalton Evans.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Koontz

Holland L. Koontz, 92, of Versailles, husband of Suzanne P. Koontz, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at his home.

A native of Bloomington, Ind., he was the son of the late Clifford C. and Naomi Tapp Koontz. He retired as a mechanical engineer from Rand McNally after 43 years of service. He was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and the Landmark Lodge #43 F&AM.

In addition to his wife of 19 years, he is survived by three children, Michael J. (Karen) Koontz, Logan G. (Gayle) Koontz, and Sherry L. (Jackie) Young, all of Versailles; a half-sister, Mary Algood, Indiana; four grandchildren, Rhonda (Scott) Wade, Robbie (Julie) Koontz, Jody (Joe) Carson, and Jax Holland Young; six great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. His first wife, Pauline V. Koontz, and a sister, Betty Koontz, are deceased.

A Masonic service was held Friday, Feb. 8, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 9, at the funeral home by the Rev. Tim Thompson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Versailles United Methodist Church or to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Preston

Julie Gayle Pierce Preston, 38, of Millington, Tenn., formerly of Versailles, wife of Les Preston, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn.

Born in Lexington, she grew up in Versailles, where she graduated from Woodford County High School in 1992. She lived for the last 15 years with her family in Millington, Tenn., working as a legal secretary, but most recently went to work at her husbandís metal shop as his secretary.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Nina; her parents, Charlotte and Phil Pierce, Millington, Tenn.; a brother, Brian (Kelly), and their children, Delaney and Atreyu, Versailles, and Aysia Pierce, Flemingsburg; her maternal grandmother, Nellie Preston, Flemingsburg; and many aunts and uncles and other family members.

Memorial services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahís Witnesses in Millington, Tenn.