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Versailles, Ky.


 

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February 16, 2006

 

 

  Brandenburg

  Mollie Brandenburg, 89, of Versailles, widow of Gus Brandenburg, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at the Hospice House Woodside in Pinellas Park, Fla.

Born Dec. 22, 1916, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Leonard T. and Effie Snelling Anderson, and was a member of the Midway Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Wayne Brandenburg, Versailles; and a grandson, Robert A. Brandenburg, Versailles.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial will follow at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Frank Snipp, Barry Brandenburg, Chris Brown, Art Craig, Billy Craig, Tom Anderson, and John Owen Range. Honorary bearers will be John Mount, Charles Craig, and Ed Harris.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice House Woodside, 6770 102nd Ave. North, Pinellas Park, FL.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Forester

  Lillian B. Forester, 95, of Frankfort, wife of James H. Forester, died Friday, Feb 10, 2006, at her residence following a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Cora Mae Johnson Brown. She was a homemaker, a former Sunday school teacher for the Harlan Baptist Church and was a member of Versailles Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, James S. Forester, Frankfort; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A brother and three sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 12, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Glenn Igleheart. Burial was in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Harlan. Casket bearers were Jamie Forester, Andy Forester, Steve Stigers, Stuart Brown, Leslie Stigers, and Christina Forester. Honorary bearers were Chase Forester, Ethan Stigers, and Debbie Cook.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Hash

  Chester Vance Hash, 83, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at Pine Meadows Health Care.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Emmitt and Corna Ross Hash. He was a retiree of the VA Hospital in Lexington, and a veteran of World War II who served in the European Theatre with Company C of the 406th Infantry. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #313.

Survivors include his nieces and nephews, Cindy Robinson, Carl Wardle, Scottie Hash, Wayne Hash, Sarah Hotham, James Duncan, Jerry Duncan and Everett Joe Hash; and several great-nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Esther Wardle and Helen Terry; two brothers, Everett and Virgil Hash; and a niece, Alice Yount, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Feb. 10, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, by the Rev. Kurt Honican. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Scottie Hash, Wayne Hash, Bryan Wardle, Wes Robinson, Travis Hash, and Kurt Honican. Honorary bearers were Carl Wardle and Gary Robinson.

 

Kerby

  Mary Elizabeth Kerby, 63, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at the Samaritan Hospital.

Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Spencer and Jewell Billings Williamson. She was a member of Springdale Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Dallas Kerby and Mark Kerby, both of Nicholasville, and Nolan Kerby, Lexington; two daughters, Ann Cloud, Lexington, and Connie Decker, Nicholasville; three brothers, Robert Williamson and Albert Williamson, both of Nicholasville, and Spencer Williamson, Milwaukee, Wis.; two sisters, Lucy Williamson, Nicholasville, and Donna Lamb, Nonesuch; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her companion, Henry Lamb, Lexington. Three brothers, Frank Williamson, Ralph Williamson, and Charles Williamson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 13, at Springdale Baptist Church by the Rev. Tim Saylor. Burial was in the Athens Cemetery. Her grandsons served as casket bearers. The W. R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Kyle

  Maxine Kyle, 91, of Lexington, widower of Forrest R. Kyle, died Wednesday, Feb 8, 2006.

Born July 8, 1914, in Shelby County, Ill., she was a retired journalist and schoolteacher.

Survivors include her son, Joseph Kyle, Lexington.

A graveside service was conducted Monday, Feb. 13, in the Midway Cemetery by the Rev. Woody Berry.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Midway Nursing Home Task Force. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at www.blackburnandward.com.

 

Motsinger

  Mary Jo Motsinger, 53, of Lexington, wife of Robert M. Staib, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at her residence.

Born in Hopkinsville, she was the daughter of Edwin T. and Mildred Utley Motsinger of Lexington, formerly of Todd County. She was a make-up artist for KET for 25 years.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a stepdaughter, Anna Staib-Peterson, Versailles; and a sister, Jeanette Motsinger, Lexington. A stepdaughter, Beth Staib, is deceased.

Memorial services may be conducted at a later date. W. R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40510, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Murphy

  William Franklin “Cookie” Murphy, 64, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Doris Kamber Murphy, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center after an extended illness.

A native of Anderson County, he was the son of the late James Roscoe and Lucy Mae Penny Murphy. He was a machinist mechanic for OSRAM Sylvania for 24 years, served in the U.S. Air Force, and was a member of the Second Christian Church.

Survivors include five daughters, Sylvia Murphy, Jojuan Gallman, and Monica Washington, all of Lexington, Shana Jackson, Lawrenceburg, and Patti Blythe, Frankfort; three sons, Leland Hollis and James Hollis, both of Lexington, and Michael Murphy, Phoenix, Ariz.; five brothers, Raymond Murphy, Lawrenceburg, James “Rabbit” Murphy, Versailles, Daniel Murphy, Nicholasville, George Murphy, Versailles, and Emmitt Murphy, Lexington; five sisters, Bonnie Elliott, Indianapolis, Ind., Patricia Rowe, Versailles, Paula Murphy, Winchester, Josephine Brooks, Nicholasville, and Kathy Murphy, Burlington; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A brother, William Murphy, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Gash Memorial Chapel, Frankfort, by the Rev. Daniel Murphy. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville. Casket bearers were Daniel P. Murphy Jr., Joseph T. Murphy, Darrell L. Murphy, Douglas E. Murphy, Emmitt T. Murphy Jr., and Geno Washington. Honorary bearers were Ron Quisenberry, James Grey, Victor Brown, and Will Eddie McKee.

 

Parker

  Maury Lee "Parkie" Parker, 87, of Versailles, husband of Juanita Wright Parker, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 5, 1918, in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Raymond and Mattie Parker and was retired from Lexington Urban County Government. He was also a professional skater.

Survivors include a daughter, Neda Shaub, Ohio; a son, Charles Parker, Ohio; a stepson, Ed Wright, Versailles; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Versailles Baptist Church Building Fund.

Guest book at www.blackburnandward.com.

 

Preston

  Earl C. Preston, 57, of Lexington, husband of Ann Preston, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at his residence.

Born in Grayson and raised in Olive Hill, he was the son of the late William C. and Bonnie Howard Preston. He was a U.S. Air Force Vietnam Conflict veteran and an assistant pressman for Quebecor World in Versailles, where he was employed for 27 years. He was a member of The Nature Conservancy, an avid UK sports fan, and a member of Broadway Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Christopher Howard Preston, Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, William C. "Chan" Preston, Lexington; and a niece, Jessica Ann Preston, Mt. Sterling. A brother, Keith Mitchell Preston, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Minister Jim Bird. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers will be William C. "Chan" Preston, Christopher Howard Preston, Larry Hamlyn, Dale Cole, Bill Cannon, Robert Benny, Anthony Rupard, and Matthew Hamlyn. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 16.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Central Baptist Cancer Care Center, 1720 Nicholasville Road, Suite 703, Lexington, KY 40503, Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or the Nature Conservancy, 642 W. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508.

 

Wallace

  Theola Jane Mayfield Wallace, 91, of Tifton, Ga., formerly of Ludlow, Ky., widow of John William Wallace, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Tift Health Care, Tifton, Ga.

Born March 6, 1914, in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Jacob and Nancy Mayfield. She was a homemaker and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Ludlow.

Survivors include a daughter, Wilma Jackson, Tifton, Ga.; a son, Jack Wallace, Versailles; five grandchildren, Meg Wallace Hampton, Matthew Wallace, Kelly Jackson Bowmar, Scott Jackson, and Bill Jackson; and nine great-grandchildren. A son, Billy Joe Wallace, a grandson, Michael Wallace, a sister, and two brothers are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Friday, Feb. 10. at Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Somerset by the Rev. Robert Wallace.

 

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