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Versailles, Ky.


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February 20, 2003



Bobbie Sanders Collins, 73, of Laytonsville, Md., formerly of Woodford County, widower of Virginia G. Collins, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at his home.

Born July 2, 1929, he was the son of the late Roy Paynter and Thelma Gaines Collins. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, Brookeville, Md., and a member of the Methodist Men. He was president of Robert W. Green Associates, an independent insurance adjusting firm in Washington, from where he retired after about 30 years of service. His hobby was collecting antique clocks.

Survivors include three children, Sherry Wright, Laytonsville, Sandy Collins, Leesburg, Va., and Mary Beth Kramer, Woodbine, Md.; and eight grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at the Salem United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Salem Cemetery. The Muriel H. Barber Funeral Home, Laytonsville, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice, 1450 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850.



Doris M. Jackson, 48, of Lexington, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, after a brief illness.

Born Aug. 9, 1954, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of Harold B. Campbell and Margaret C. Campbell. She attended Jessamine County High School and graduate from Henry Clay High School, Lexington. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church, Keene, and the Shady Nook Baptist Church, Cynthiana.

Survivors include two daughters, Denise Wells and Sherri Jackson, both of Lexington; two granddaughters, Madison and Keiarra; nine sisters; five brothers; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at the Consolidated Baptist Church, Lexington by Pastor Richard Gaines and the Rev. Thomas Raglin.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass and the American Cancer Society. Smith & Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Ruth T. Richardson, 91, of 108 Dan Drive, Versailles, widow of Horace K. Richardson, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Lee and Mary Alice Cloyd Tilghman. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church and a retired employee of the National Distillery.

Survivors include two sons, Don Richardson, Versailles, and James Richardson, Reynoldsburg, Ohio; two brothers, Emmitt Tilghman, Versailles, and Jack Tilghman, Frankfort; five grandchildren, Leigh Anne Richardson, Eric Richardson, Marc Richardson, Kevin Richardson, and Jeff Richardson; and four great grandchildren. A sister and five brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Eric S. Richardson, Marc G. Richardson, John Long, Robert Block, George B. Hellard, and Richard Ethington.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.



Basel Walling, 68, of Harrodsburg, husband of Barbara Walling, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lexington.

Born Nov. 29, 1934, in Winchester, he was the son of the late John and Lillie Warner Walling. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, a former grocery store and restaurant owner, a Realtor and auctioneer. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Cathy Craig, Lexington, and Beverly W. Sagraves, Harrodsburg; four brothers, Ben Walling and Marcus Walling, both of Versailles, Bill Walling, Waddy, and Jerry Walling, Frankfort; a special niece, Cookie Dunigan; a special great niece, Kim Guynn; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Wayne Walling, and a sister, Barbara Morris, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by Bro. Jack Geurin and Bro. Claude Waldridge. Burial with military honors was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mercer County Humane Society, 896 Moberly Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.


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