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February 15, 2007



Harold Dean Golden, 83, of Frankfort, husband of Kathleen Golden, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007.

Born in Stricklett, he was an employee of the Jim Beam Distillery. He was a Merchant Marine, a member of Capital City Lodge #6 and I.O.O.F. for over 40

years. He was also a member of Millville Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Martha Wright Thompson, Lexington; a sister, Naomi Jaster, New Castle; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 15, a.m. at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Ray Holdren. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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John Murphy Jones, 15, of Lexington, son of David and Pyddney Jones, and brother of Will and Katie Jones, died Friday, Fev. 9, 2007.

Born July 20, 1991, in Lexington, he was a freshman at Henry Clay High School, where he had been a midfielder on the junior varsity soccer team for the past two seasons. He also had been a

member of Classic and Legend soccer teams in the Lexington Futbol Club for several years. In addition to school and soccer, he had been active in Boy Scouts from an early age. He had

been doing volunteer work at the Woodford Humane Society, and was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, where he served as an acolyte and belonged to the Journey to Adulthood Sunday School class.

In addition to his parents, brother and sister, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Pidd M. Kobs, Houston, Texas, and his paternal grandparents, John and Kathy Jones, Fulton;

an aunt, Chris Jones, Memphis, Tenn.; uncles and aunts Steve Jones and Mary Bruns, Summit, N.J., Lloyd and Ellen Jones, Louisville, and Alan and Beth Jones

of Fulton; five cousins, Matt and Ellen Jones, Summit, and Shelby, Jack Henry and Caroline Jones, Fulton. His maternal grandfather, Alfred W. Kobs, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 12, at the Church of the Good Shepherd by the Rev. Robert L. Sessum. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Murphy’s brother, uncles and

cousins served as casket bearers. The Henry Clay boys’ soccer team and members of Boy Scout Troop 21 were honorary bearers. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop 21 c/o Church of the Good Shepherd, 533 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508.



Austin E. Kanatzar, 78, husband of Jean Hodgen Kanatzar, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007.

Born in Madison County, he was the son of the late William Henry and Othello Mae Gullette Kanatzar. He was the former owner of Imperial Men’s

 Clothing Shop. Educated at the University of Kentucky, he was a deacon and member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church, Kentucky 101 Club, UK Alumni

Association, and a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his wife of over 40 years, he is survived by four children, Steven Austin Kanatzar, Lexington, Kay Helen Barnes, Elfrida, Ariz., Teresa M. Rahaim, Brunswick, Ga., and

Sharon Robbins Muzammil, Sarasota, Fla.; three brothers, Bobby Gene Kanatzar, Wilmore, Roger Daryl Kanatzar, Versailles, and Richard H. Kanatzar, Lexington; six grandchildren,

Heather and Matthew Kanatzar, Tommy and Johnny West, and Nik and Salaam Muzammil; and a great-granddaughter. A brother, William; and a sister, Evalene, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by the Rev. Bob Justus and Dr. Terry Ellis. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery. Friends

may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 15.



Virgie Asher Sizemore, 89, of Delaney Ferry Road, widow of Caleb Sizemore, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007.

Born March 12, 1917, in Hyden, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Jane Asher.

Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Scalf, Ohio, and Flora Renfro and Juanita Toler, both of Versailles; a son, Bige Sizemore, Versailles; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren;

and a great-greatgrandson. Two daughters, Shelby Hatfield and Lucy Jane Sizemore; a son, Stephen Gregory Sizemore; three sisters; and five brothers, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Danny Toler, Eric Banks, Jimmy White, Dallas Ray Scalf, Michael Lowe, and Jesse Hatfield.

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Sherman Stone, 70, a former Margaret Hall Manor resident, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at Edgemont Healthcare in Cynthiana.

Born in Estill County, he was the son of the late Sherman Sr. and Mary Belle Hutchinson Stone. He was a retired Brittany Farm employee.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Cassidy, Millersburg, and Betty Sue Perkins, Lexington; a son, Matthew Stone, Lexington; two sisters, Eva Edwards, Sevierville, Tenn., and Beatrice

Ferdon, Dayton, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren. A brother, Virgil Stone, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Friday, Feb. 12, at Rose Crest Cemetery.

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Alma Letitia “Tish” Knight Williams, 50, of Versailles, wife of Mark Williams, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center.

The daughter of the late Hester Simpson Ryley and the late John Blackburn Knight, she was a 1974 graduate of Woodford County High School.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Shelby Hunter Williams and Lucas Wolfe Williams, both of Versailles; her stepfather, Kenny Ryley, Versailles; three sisters,

Norma Kiser and Betty Poynter, both of Versailles, and Lynda L. Ryley, Chicago, Ill.; an uncle, Robert Flournoy Simpson, Nicholasville; two aunts, Josephine Phillips, Nicholasville, and Patsy

Simpson, Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Florence Johns, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 10, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Melissa Sevier. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Nils Kiser, Early Poynter, David Johns,  Greg Williams, Mike Brett, and Kenneth Johns.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Woodford Humane Society.

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