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Versailles, Ky.


 

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February 23, 2006

 

Cooper

  Ruby Jean Cooper, two-month-old daughter of Chris and Amber Barnett Cooper, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2006, at her residence.

Survivors include a three-year-old sister, Sabrina E. Cooper; her paternal grandparents, Steve and Ruby Cooper; and her maternal grandparents, Herbert and Paula Carpenter.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 23, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Jake Sargent and the Rev. Glenn Doss. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to S.I.D.S. Network of Kentucky, P.O. Box 23555, Lexington, KY 40523-3555.

 

DuVall

  William Sterling DuVall Sr., 86, of Lexington, husband of Nelle Wilcoxen DuVall, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at Central Baptist Hospital.

A native of Frankfort, he was the son of the late Rankin P. DuVall Sr. and Mildred Jones DuVall. He was retired from Plumbers Local #452 , worked on the Panama Canal, and was an Army veteran of World War II, where he worked on the Manhattan Project. He was a member of Anchor Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Sterling DuVall Jr., and Stephen DuVall, both of Lexington, Stuart DuVall, Naples, Fla., and Shelley Kennon, Midway; three grandchildren, Michael DuVall, Julie Jones and Jessica Kennon-Rocha; two step-grandchildren, Kim Parshall and Brian Moriarty; five great-grandchildren, Stephen and Joshua DuVall, and Alexa, Caelen, and Julien Rocha.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 23, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by the Rev. Paul Sisk.

Contributions may be made to Anchor Baptist Church, 3601 Winthrop Drive, Lexington, KY 40514.

 

Dews

  Margaret Allison Dews, 77, of Versailles, widow of Robert G. Dews, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at her residence.

Born Jan. 18, 1929, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Waldo and Helen Roberts Allison. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Dotson, Versailles, and Helen Duncil, Versailles; two sons, Robert L. Dews, Moncks Corner, S.C., and John Michael Dews, Versailles; two sisters: Joyce Johnson, Frankfort, and Sue Carol Turner, Indiana; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. A son, Joseph Lee Dews, and a sister, Ruby Hellard, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 23, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Travis Dotson, Nick Beasley, Aaron Dews, Ryan Dews, Jimmy Atkins and Bryan Willett. Honorary bearers will be William Foley M.D., Ernest Duncil, Earl Weber, and Mickey Peach.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or the National Down Syndrome Society, 666 Broadway, 8th floor, New York, NY 10012.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Pence

  Philip R. Pence, 69, of Versailles, husband of Betty Pence, died Monday Feb. 20, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Oct. 11, 1936, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Cecil and Ester Price Pence. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, where he served in many leadership roles. He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from Sylvania as environmental and plant safety director. As a production foreman, he also oversaw three departments. He was a past president of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the first president of the Blue Grass Chapter. He was a member of the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, the Versailles Lions Club, and the Blue Grass Community Action Council. He was a private pilot, a second lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol, and served as its administrative and personnel officer. He was also a member of the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, and was an avid fisherman, golfer and bowler.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his five Godchildren, Miranda, Josh, Amber, and Adison Duvall, and June Quituqua.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 23, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Dan Noll. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Thursday at the church until service time. Casket bearers will be Josh Duvall, Frank Stark, Bobby Driskell, Lonnie Bland, Nelson Pence, and Leroy Perkins. Honorary bearers will be Jack Baugh, Nolan Luckett, Wayne Dearing, Jim Clemons, Ted Voils, Kevin Patsey, Jim Grayson, Mike Barber, Arlen Newell, Lowell Wiley, Dr. Jim Roach, Dr. Scott Pierce, and Dr. Murta Hayne.

Memorials are suggested to St. Leo Catholic Church, Hospice of the Bluegrass, The Aviation Museum of Kentucky, or the food pantry.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Shepard

  Stella Faye Shepard, 64, of Lexington and Versailles, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Elwood S. Sr. and Mary Frances Courtney Shepard. She was a retired former employee of Frankfort Habilitation. She attended Bless The Lord Church in Lexington and King’s Way Assembly of God in Versailles.

Survivors include two sisters, Veronica Gay Kenney and Pamela Joy Osborne, both of Lexington; three brothers, Elwood S. “Butch” Shepard, North Carolina, and Larry Douglas Shepard and Vernon Ray Shepard, both of Versailles; 10 nephews; and four nieces. A sister, Shirley Ann Chapman, and a nephew, Joseph Christopher Shepard, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 20, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Wayne Ross. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jamie Sanders, Tommy Sanders, Kevin Shepard, Michael Shepard, Eddie Zywocki, and Pete Craycraft. Honorary bearer was Blanton Kenney.

Memorials are suggested to Bless The Lord Church, P. O. Box 827, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353.

Guest book at www.blackburnandward.com.

 

Shryock

  Phyllis J. Shryock, 82, widow of Marshall Hampton Shryock, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Born July 26, 1923, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Glenn E. and Ruby Melon Wright. She was a homemaker and a founding member of Tates Creek Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include daughters, Glenda Shryock Reed and Elaine Shryock Allen, both of Versailles; two grandchildren, Eric and Matthew Reed, both of Versailles; and five great-grandchildren, Shelby, Jessica, Lindsy, Hunter, and Martha Reed.

Services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 19, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Jim Allen and Mary Jean Reece.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3703 Taylorsville Road, Suite 102, Louisville, KY 40220.

Visit www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Stadnyk

  Elizabeth M. Stadnyk, 85, widow of Daniel George Stadnyk, formerly of Versailles, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at her residence in Georgetown.

Born in Aral, Romania, she was the daughter of Joseph and Anna Ballner. She was retired from Whitestone Savings and Loan in Whitestone, N.Y., and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Versailles.

Survivors include a son, Daniel Joseph Stadnyk, Georgetown; two grandchildren, Daniel Joseph Stadnyk III, Georgetown, and Yvonne Marie Stadnyk, California; and two great-grandchildren, Landin Daniel and Ethan Joseph Stadnyk.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 20, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Dan Noll. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers were Daniel Stadnyk III, Darrel Stevens, Jim Emly, Jim Edington, Ray Sumner, Rusty Wethington, and David Moman. Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Guest at www.blackburnandward.com.

 

Varner

  Sarah Rue "Ruth" Varner, 71, of Midway, widow of Robert Varner, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Born Sept. 30, 1934, in Letcher County, she was the daughter of the late Irvine Collins and Hermie Collins Townsend. She was a member of the Forks of the Elkhorn Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Rue Campbell, Middlesboro; five sons, Adrian Varner, John Varner, Gary Varner, Darrell Varner, and Dale Varner, all of Versailles; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-grandsons; and a step-great-grandchild.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 21 at, Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Todd Lester. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Lee Varner, Eric Varner, John Lewis, Joe Cairell, Mark Jackson, Billy Carpenter, and Clayton Campbell. Honorary bearers were Sam Benge, Lucian Eaves, Clarence Beasley, Steele Davis, and Armon Portwood.

Memorials are suggested to Forks of The Elkhorn Baptist Church, 495 Duckers Road, Midway, KY 40347.

Guest book at www.blackburnandward.com.

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