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February 15, 2001 issue


Delmas K. Bach

Delmas Kelly Bach, 58, of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Versailles and Lexington, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001.

Mr. Bach was born in Versailles, a son of the late Fred C. and Geneva Matherly Bach. He was a retired administrator for the State of Tennessee.

Mr. Bach received a bachelor of science degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky. He was also an accomplished musician and songwriter.

He is survived by several cousins.

Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Heart Fund.


Florence M. Barker

Florence Moore Pound Barker, 90, of Ashby Circle, Versailles, mother of Kathy B. Jones and the widow of Major Fred McRobert Barker, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native and former resident of Griffin, Ga., she was a daughter of the late James Scott and Agnes Elizabeth Moore Pound. She had been an administrative secretary for the U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Woodford County, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and had been a church singer and a musician with the Kitchen Band, Kansas City, Mo.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by two grandchildren, Sean F. Jones and Kimberly G. Jones, both of Versailles, and a foreign exchange student living with her family, Heli JŠrvinen. Two sisters, Emily Harris and Nell Reynolds, and a brother, Jack Pound, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Pisgah Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Mike Ward. Interment was in the Pisgah Cemetery. Casket bearers were Sean Jones, Gregory Jones, Abe Fosson, Bill Busby, Tony Raider, Morris Mitchell, and Wendell Harris. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, 2365 Harrodsburg Rd., Suite A250, Lexington 40504, or Pisgah Presbyterian Church Mission Fund, 710 Pisgah Rd., Versailles 40383.


Hi Bevins

Hi Bevins, 88, of McAndrews, Pike County, widower of Fae Runyon Bevins, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Appalachian Regional Hospital.

He was the father of Etta Bruce Roe of Versailles.

Mr. Bevins was a native of Pike County, the son of the late James and Melissa Smith Bevins. He was retired Coal Miner with Eastern Coal Corp. and was a member of the UMWA and the Enon United Baptist Church.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by a grandson, Clint Harris, Mayfield, and a great-grandson. A sister, Lizzie Smith, and a half-brother, Jeams Bevins, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, by the Rev. Mike Smith and the Rev. Jerry McCoy. Burial was in Mt. View Memory Gardens, Huddy. Casket bearers were Clint Harris, Bob Runyon, Paul Morris, Gerald Brumback, Pete Runyon, Dave Murphy, and Steve Murphy. Honorary bearers were Joe Blackwell, Ed Ramey, Russell Foley, and Herman Ward.


Sarah S. Copeland

Sarah Spears Collins Burchell Copeland, of 212 Dove Park, Versailles, formerly of South Williamson, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, one month following her 100th birthday. Born on Jan. 9, 1901, on a farm near Prestonsburg at what is now Jenny Wiley State Park, she was a daughter of the late Kenis and Luna Dials Spears. She was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Ruth E. Collins, Versailles; Eloise Copeland Houston, Loveland, Ohio, and Mary Lou Copeland Travis, Glasgow; two sons, Estil Lee Burchell, Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Rev. Delmas Copeland, Waynesville, N.C.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Ben Hahn, the Rev. John Brandon, and Chaplain Craig Ryan. Committal and entombment were Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Mountain View Memory Gardens in Huddy. Grandsons served as casket bearers. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort 40601, or to the Versailles United Methodist Church, P. 0. Box 900, Versailles 40383.


Wilbert D. Darnell

Wilbert Dare Darnell, 67, of Fountain, Fla., formerly of Woodford County, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the University of South Alabama Hospital from injuries sustained in an accidental fire on Jan. 12.

Mr. Darnell, who was born in Lawrenceburg, served with the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He resided in Hollywood, Fla., for 32 years. Upon retiring from the U.S. Postal Service in 1991, he moved to Fountain.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Anita Miller Darnell; three sons, Steven Darnell, Shawn Darnell, and Shane Darnell; a daughter, Sherri Marino; ten grandchildren; four brothers, Robert Darnell and Leon Darnell, both of Woodford County, David Darnell, and Roy Darnell; four sisters, Geneva Powell, Woodford County; Mary Becknell, Grace Arnold, and Betty Murray, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Friday, Jan. 26, in Florida.


Betty A. Hudson

Betty Ann Carpenter Hudson, 60, of Hedden Rd., Versailles, wife of Roy Clay Hudson Sr., died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Bluegrass Community Hospital, Versailles.

She was a native of Bath County.

In addition to her husband of 43 years, she is survived by her mother and stepfather, Elsie and Winford Johnson, Mount Sterling; two sons, Roy Clay Hudson, Jr., Lexington, and Paul Hudson, Versailles; four daughters, Brenda Curtis and Marsha Hudson, both of Versailles; Betty Jean Temple, Owenton; and Edna Privett, Junction City; 12 grandchildren, Heather Hudson-Adkins, Jill Hudson, Jason Hudson, Kelsea Terwilliger, and Brittany Terwilliger, all of Lexington; Carrie Cloyd, Amanda Curtis, April Hudson, and Dustin Hudson, all of Versailles; Aaron Crowe, Junction City, and Megan Scanlon and Todd Scanlon, both of Owenton; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, James Carpenter and Jeff Johnson, both of Mount Sterling, and Phillip Johnson, Georgia; and three sisters, Beverly Mansfield, Mount Sterling; Phyllis Allen, Jeffersonville, and Geneva Shanindecker, Ohio.

Her father, Floyd Carpenter, and two sons, Anthony Wayne Hudson and Terry Lee Hudson, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Taul Funeral Home Chapel, Mount Sterling, by the Rev. Jake Sargent. Burial was in the Fortune Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Allen, Tracy Allen, Louie Scanlon, Beau Temple, Tony Privett, and Steven Penn.


William W. Johnson

William Wade "Bill" Johnson, 76, of Lexington, husband of Wilma Hall Johnson, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at the Lexington Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

A native of Nashville, Tenn., he was the son of the late William Wade and Gertrude Elizabeth Gutherie Johnson. He was a member of Southern Heights Baptist Church, a retired construction supervisor for General Telephone Co., a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 4, Allen Lodge in Glasgow.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William Wade Johnson III, Versailles; a daughter, Sandi Johnson, Evansville, Ind., and four grandchildren, William Wade Johnson IV, Robert Benjamin Johnson, Scott McDowell, and Bryan McDowell.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Ronnie Hupp. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington. Masonic services were conducted at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to Southside Christian Church Sign Fund, 3621 Cabinhill Lane, Versailles 40383.


Sydney Moore-Justice

Sydney Faye Moore-Justice, 49, of Bayberry Road, Versailles, formerly of Mount Sterling, wife of Joseph C. Justice, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at her residence.

A native of Montgomery County, she was the daughter of the late Sidney T. and Maggie Lee Dunn Moore. She was a hairdresser and a nursing student and was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, Versailles.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two stepchildren, Joseph M. Justice, Grayson, and Melissa Dawn Jefferson, Paris; four stepgrandchildren; five sisters, Nancy Ellen Conlee, Dayton, Ohio; Cookie Bowles Dudgeon, Rita Jane Ingram, Judith Ann Eads, and Martha Ruth Horne, all of Mount Sterling, and two brothers, Walter David "Boots" Moore and James Robert Moore, both of Mount Sterling.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals, Mount Sterling, by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Burial was in the Machpelah Cemetery, Mount Sterling. Active casket bearers were Ricky Bowles, Jonathan Craig, Hugh Conlee III, Scott Ingram, Bradley Eads, and Joseph M. Justice. Honorary bearers were Clarence Claypool, Bobby Davis, Phil Murphy, J. D. Moore, Jimmy Chandler, and Finley Willoughby Jr.


Barbara O. Stephenson

Barbara O’Banion Stephenson, 68, of New Bern, N. C., formerly of Versailles, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. She was a native of Fayette County and was the wife of John Robert Stephenson.

A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the McDonald Funeral Home, Main Street, Owenton. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Owen County Public Library.


Virgil Stone

Virgil Stone, 68, of Woodford County, died Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 6, 2001, after being injured in an accident on a farm in the northwest part of the county.

Mr. Stone was working near a barn off Watts Ferry Road when a truck pulling a trailer backed up and pinned him against the barn at 11:24 a.m., said Rick Mayes, the operations officer for Woodford County Police Department.

Mr. Stone was flown by helicopter to the University of Kentucky Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:18 p.m. from heart failure due to his injuries.

Born in Estill County, Mr. Stone was the son of the late Sherman and Mary Bell Hutchens Stone. He was retired from the Woodford County Road Dept.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Kevilly and Cheryl Lynn Wilson; two sons, Virgil W. Stone and Daniel Ray Stone, all of Florida; two sisters, Bea Ferdon, Ohio, and Eva Edwards, Tennessee; a brother, Sherman Stone, Versailles; and nine grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Terry Jenkins. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Robinson Cemetery, Estill County. Casket bearers were Virgil W. Stone, Daniel Ray Stone, Robert Wilson, Kevin Kevilly, Eddie Dean Smith, and Cecil Coffey Jr.