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February 17, 2011

 

Dickson

Elizabeth "Betty" Ruth Edwards Dickson, 88, widow of Norwood Hall Dickson Jr., died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.

Born in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late James Donald and Frances Ruth Edwards. A member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority at the University of Kentucky, she graduated with a bachelorís degree in sociology and later served during World War II as a Navy WAVE in New Orleans, La. She had a career as a legal secretary in Washington, D.C., and in Lexington.

Survivors include three children, Philip Hall Dickson, Lexington, Bettina Dickson Rusher (James F. Rusher III), Versailles, and Mary Frances Dickson (Douglas E. Reed), Pacifica, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A brother, George W. Edwards II, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Milward-Broadway. A celebration reception will be held at the Merrick Inn at 4:30 p.m.

 

Hutcheson

Betsy Roach Hutcheson, 93, of Princeton, widow of John S. Hutcheson Jr., died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the Caldwell County Medical Center.

Born April 1, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Thompson M. and Helen Murray Roach of Midway. A graduate of Centre College, she was co-owner of the Princeton Leader newspaper from 1949 to 1976, and business manager of the newspaper from 1976 until her retirement in 1992. She was a member of First Christian Church of Princeton. She was also a former member of the Princeton BPW Club, the Elks Auxiliary, Hospital Auxiliary, and a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include a son, John S. "Chip" Hutcheson III (Karen), Princeton; a daughter, Ann Jones, Hopkinsville; three grandchildren, Amy Jones Nightingale, Hopkinsville, Cindy Birrell, Princeton, and John Mark Hutcheson, Owensboro; six great grandchildren, Laura and Landon Nightingale, Hopkinsville, Preston Birrell, Princeton, and Kashiku, Lemlem and Issac Hutcheson, Owensboro; and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Parrish Taylor and Helen R. Ingerton; and a brother, Dr. Ben F. Roach, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Princeton, by the Rev. John Mark Hutcheson. Morganís Funeral Home, Princeton, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midway College, 512 E. Stephens Street, Midway, KY 40347, or to the charity of oneís choice.

 

McKee

Jesse Howard McKee, 55, of Lexington, husband of Nancy McKee, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Garland and Eva McKee. He was a fireman and police officer at the Blue Grass Airport and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Robert, Tanya, Tiffany and Adam, all of Lexington; three grandsons; two granddaughters; a brother, Gary McKee, Lexington; and a sister, Connie Barrett, Lexington.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington, by Pastor Keith Hatter. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536.

 

Napier

Rhonda Michelle Patton Napier, 29, of Lawrenceburg, wife of Chris Napier, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011.

She graduated from the University of Kentucky and was the lead teacher at Anderson County Head Start. She attended Fellowship Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Dalton Mitchell and Emma Michelle Napier, both of Lawrenceburg; her parents, Roland and Billie Jean Patton, Versailles; a sister, Emily Patton, Lexington; her grandparents, Bill and Edna Jean Robinson, Versailles; her mother-in-law, Janet Napier, Versailles; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and a special cousin, Mickey Lynn Robinson.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Bro. Carl Jones. Casket bearers were Brian Napier, Bryan Scott, Allen Patton, Dorsey J. McAfee, Mickey Robinson, and Glenn Currens.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Nichols

Rosie Mae Nichols, 83, of Versailles, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.

A native of Versailles, she was born on July 28, 1927, the daughter of the late Clarence and Alice Cariel Nichols. She was a homemaker and a member of Midway Church of Nazarene.

Survivors include a brother, Charlie James Nichols, Nicholasville; and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters, Louise Frances Rice, Daisy Sander, and Emma Murphy; and three brothers, Benjamin "Pete" Nichols, Robert Thomas Nichols, and Clarence "Bud" Nichols, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 14, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Gary Maynard. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Adrianne Nicole Nichols, Don Lewis Rice, Frankie Simms, Tommy Nichols Jr., Timothy Curry, and Aaron Tyler Nichols.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

White

Sandra L. White, 51, of Midway, wife of Danny White, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at her home.

Born Feb. 27, 1959, in Owenton, she was the daughter of John Wilfred and Zelma Irene Todd Howard.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Danielle (Jonothan) McGeorge, Versailles; two sons, Doug Brown, Frankfort, and Michael Brown; four sisters, Bonnie Darlene ( Russell) Woodyard and Connie Marie (Arvin) Prather, both of Owenton, Sharon Kaye (Frank) Turner, Paris, and Teressa Lynn (Brian) Cozine, Georgetown; four grandchildren, Kyle and Caleb McCullough and Keri and Zoey Brown.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Joe Brown. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Larry Vanhoose, John Wilson, Terry Wilson, Larry "Fuzzy" Thomas, Boonie Wallace, and Sylvia Radcliff.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Wilhoit

Anthony Morgan Wilhoit Jr., 51, of Versailles, husband of Wendy Nicholls Wilhoit, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011.

A native of Versailles, he was born June 22, 1959, the son of Anthony Morgan Wilhoit and the late Betty Wilson Wilhoit. He was a member of St. Leoís Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by five children, Brad (Catherine) and Chris (Liz), Charleston, S.C., Josh ( Brooke), Independence, and Angie and Morgan Wilhoit, Lexington; seven brothers and sisters, Johnny (Terri) Wilhoit, Ellie (Tom) Castle, Kathy (Jeff) Miller, Pat Wilhoit, Amy (Steve) Sword, and Sarah (Chris) Littrell, Versailles, and Maggie (Jay) Knauss, Louisville; two grandchildren, Carter and Channing Wilhoit, Independence; 24 nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Teresa Wilhoit.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 16, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Danny Schwendeman and Fr. Dan Noll. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Wilbur Kowalke, Emmanuel Amadife, and his four sons. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Leo Catholic Church or the Woodford Humane Society.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchappels.com.

 

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