The Woodford Sun

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February 22, 2001 issue


Charles L. Benedict

Charles "Benny" Leo Benedict, 71, of Versailles, formerly of Louisville, husband of Joyce Raider Benedict, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at the Mayfair Manor Nursing Center In Lexington.

Born in Louisville on Aug. 26,1929, he was the son of Gladys Roberts of Lexington and the late I. L. Benedict.

Mr. Benedict was a retired aircraft technician with the Kentucky National Guard and was a Korean War veteran. He was also a member of the Kosair Shrine Temple.

In addition to his wife and mother, he Is survived by two daughters, Mary Lee Benedict, Versailles, and Carolyn June Hanks, Lawrenceburg; and four granddaughters, Becky and Sarah Young, and Ashley and Callie Hanks.

Graveside services were conducted at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County, by the Rev. Mark Harvey. Honorary casket bearers were members of the 123rd Tactical Recon Wing Of the Kentucky Air National Guard. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington 40504. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was is in charge of arrangements.


Elisha C. Cox

Elisha Carol Cox, 40, of 115 Woodlawn, Versailles, wife of Timothy Cox, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at Samaritan Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of Jack D. and Lois Crowe Watts, of Nicholasville. She was a former employee of Rand McNally, Versailles.

She is also survived by three sisters, Debbie Wilson, Nicholasville; Jackie Sullivan, Versailles, and Pam Ritter, Bowling Green; a brother, Jonathan Watts, Wilmore; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 22, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Don Wells. Interment will be in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Wayne Crowe, Jeffery Sloan, Anthony Vanover, Kenny Ray Vanover, Billy Joe Houp Jr., and Timothy Manley.


Katherine G. Delach

Katherine Gormley Delach, 81, formerly of Chippewa Township, Pennsylvania, widow of Anthony E. Delach, died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 13, 2001, in the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center.

Born January 8, 1920, in Versailles, she was a daughter of the late William T. and Katie Flynn Gormley. She was a member of the Good Samaritan Parish, Holy Trinity Church, Ambridge, Pa., and was a former employee of the General Telephone Company of Kentucky.

Surviving are two brothers, William T. Gormley, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Frank Gormley, Frankfort; two sisters, Bonnie Estill, Maysville, and Patricia Morgan, Mt. Dora, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Tilghman and Margaret Gilkison, are deceased.

A Mass of Christian Burial was said at Holy Trinity Church by the Rev. Charles Baptiste on Saturday, Feb. 17. Interment was in Good Samaritan Cemetery, Fair Oaks, Pa. Casket bearers were Robert and Kenneth Gormley, Mark Hogan, William and John Estill, and Rick Ward.


Dorothy D. Goodrich

Dorothy D. Goodrich, 90, of Watts Ferry Road, Woodford County, widow of Bruce N. Goodrich, died Wednesday, Feb, 14, 2001, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Born in Franklin County on Feb. 8, 1911, she was the daughter of the late James and Stella Deering. Mrs. Goodrich was a member of the Millville Baptist Church and was a retired National Distillers employee.

She is survived by a son, Bruce "Doug" Goodrich, Woodford County; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County, by the Rev. Ray Holdren. Casket bearers were David Runyon, David Purvis, Dwight Hoover, Jimmy Dale Wainscott, Kenny Nash, and Chris Goodrich. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.


Elizabeth G. Williams

Elizabeth Goodpaster Williams, 93, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at the Darby Square Nursing Center, Lexington.

She was born in Lincoln County on Feb. 10, 1908, the daughter of the late Elza Thomas and Erma Ray Goodpaster. She was a former employee of the Barrett and Son shirt factory in Versailles and was a member of the Versailles First Christian Church. Ms. Williams was also a former worthy grand matron of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a son, Ronald E. Williams, Lexington; two sisters, Bea Riestenberg, Florida, and Nora Barker, Versailles; two grandchildren, Ginger Deloye and Sharon Beth Bertman; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers and three sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. John Weaver. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Frank Barker, Clarence Thomas Goodpaster, Willie B. Horn, Harold Wallace, Harvey Watts, and James Lloyd Tewmey.