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February 26, 2004

 

Barbour

Walter Orville Barbour Sr., 84, of Lexington, husband of Sarah Barbour, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at his residence.

Born in Midway, he was the son of the late Walter and Martha Barbour. He was a retired sales clerk and he served in the 82nd Army Airborne Division during World War II. He was a Shriner and a member of the Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 4 F&AM.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Patricia Barbour Davenport and Walt Barbour Jr.; 10 grandchildren, Lisa Davis, Tim Hawkins, Marcy Conrad, Patrick Hawkins, Jonathan Hawkins, Christin Sims, Matthew Barbour, Andrew Barbour, Sarah Barbour and Bo Barbour; two step-grandchildren, Caroline and Jody Stidham; and six great-grandchildren. A son, Danny Lynn Barbour, is deceased.

Graveside services with military rites were conducted Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. Brewster McLeod. Casket bearers were his grandsons. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Shriners Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502.

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Brown

Janet Brown, 67, of Flemingsburg, wife of James Brown, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004.

She was a retired guidance counselor at Fleming County High School and past dean of students at Midway College.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at the Flemingsburg Christian Church. Denton-Workman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Carr

Lena D. Carr, 90, of Dayton, Ohio, widow of William M. Carr, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Trinity Community of Beavercreek following a short illness.

Born June 9, 1913, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Gross Dennison. She had been a member of the Linden Avenue Baptist Church in Dayton since 1948, where she taught Sunday school for over 25 years.

Survivors include two sons, Ken Carr, Kettering, Ohio, and Keith Carr, Bellbrook, Ohio; a brother, Sam Dennison, Versailles; four grandchildren, Kathy Quigley, Bill Carr, Laura Carr, and Jennifer Carr; a great granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Three sisters, Geneva Fredericks, Mabel Million, and Audrey Moore, and a brother, Ben Dennison, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, Ohio. Interment was in the Davids Cemetery, Dayton.

Obituary submitted by Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

 

Chenault

Marjorie S. Chenault, 91, of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Versailles, widow of Wess Chenault, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at the Community Hospital of New Port Richey.

Born in Woodford County July 16, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Willie Sallee Sellers. She was a member of the Versailles First Christian Church and had moved to Florida from Versailles in 1985.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Chenault, New Port Richey, Fla.; a brother, Coleman Sellers, Fairfield, Calif.; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home-Rose Hill. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Clifford

John Richard Clifford Sr., 82, of Bowling Green, husband of Virginia Lindberg Clifford, died Thursday, Feb., 19, 2004, at his residence.

A native of Hardin County, he was the son of Leslie Sherman Clifford and Katie Lee Self Clifford. He retired as a soil conservationist for the Warren County District. He was a member of The Presbyterian Church and an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture and a graduate and recipient of a master’s of public service from Western Kentucky University. He was a charter member of the Audubon Council, BSA, Century Club, charter member of Edmonson County Lions Club, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Bowling Green Commandery No. 23, Bowling Green Council No. 74, R & S. M., and Grand Lodge of Kentucky F & AM; Sister Cities International and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and member of the Bowling Green/Warren County Beautification Commission.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Dr. John Richard Clifford Jr., Potomac Falls, Va.; daughters, Dr. Angela Lynn Clifford and Deborah Todd, both of Versailles, Virginia Katherine Barlow, Cave City, Phyllis Jean Carmichael, Nashville, Tenn., and Leslie Sharon Kreke, Bowling Green; a brother, Paul J. Clifford, Elizabethtown; 12 grandchildren, Gini Lin, Brad, John Paul and Joshua Barlow; Alex, Bonika and Travis Todd; Megan and Niki Carmichael; Michelle Sheraw; Jason Clifford and Lori Kreke; two great grandchildren, Ashleigh Stikler and Preston Sheraw; and 15 nieces and nephews. Three brothers, Julius Cecil Clifford, Leslie Gene Clifford, and Philip Glenn Clifford, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at The Presbyterian Church, Bowling Green. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Hardy and Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green, was in charged of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Presbyterian Church, 1003 State Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

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Curtis

Linda Clay Curtis, 58, of Versailles, wife of Ken Curtis, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at her residence.

A native of Carlisle, she was the daughter of Mary Ring Clay, Paris, and the late Sidney Clay. She was a former employee of Lexington Bluegrass Army Depot and a member of Woodford Community Christian Church.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by three daughters, Regina Drury, Monica Stephens and Kendra Jones, all of Versailles three sisters, Dorothy Morgan, Dallas, Texas, Louise Kilby, Stanford, and Janice Redmon, Paris; two brothers, James Clay, Florida, and Douglas Clay, Danville; and five grandchildren, Brandon Drury, Kelsey Drury, Curtis Ham, Kennedy Stephens and Lindsey Madison Jones.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Woodford Community Christian Church by the Rev. Randy Nation. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mark McDonald, Jerry and Steve Rardin, Jerry Ensor, Don Robinson, Don Dean, Gary Brown, and Wayne Karnes. Honorary bearers were members of the Revelation Sunday School Class. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Woodford Community Christian Church Building Fund or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Davis

Lucille Shryock Davis, 90, widow of Newton D. Davis, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Lillian Shryock. She was a registered nurse for St. Joseph Hospital and the Veterans Hospital, and was a charter member at 1st Christian Church in Lexington, a Woodford County Historical Society member, past president of Arlington Elementary PTA in Lexington, NARFE member, and president and historian for Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was an avid gardener, and wrote weekly historical and personal interest articles for The Woodford Sun.

Survivors include a daughter; Marilyn G. Cook; and three grandchildren, Gayla Cook, Chris Cook, and Hannah Davis. A son, Paul H. Davis, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 26, at W.R. Milward Mortuary – Broadway by Philip Case. Burial will be in the Versailles Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to 1st Christian Church or Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

 

Heck

Elizabeth Sayre Heck, 89, of Frankfort, widow of William H. Heck, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at her residence.

A native of Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Hershel Erastus and Pickett Matthews Durham. She was a nurse’s aid at Central Baptist Hospital and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Charles Tate, Frankfort; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home by Dr. Chuck Queen. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jim Stocker, Gentry Lee, Henry Dude Maddox, Scott Baker, Shawn Cutshaw, and Keith Tate.

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

 

McCabe

The Reverend Canon William Ward McCabe, 86, of Cupertino, Calif., formerly of Versailles, husband of Evelyn McCabe, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late William K. and Margaret McCabe.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Lynn McCabe, Bill McCabe, and Stephen McCabe; and his grandchildren Gabriel Hodges, Sarah Hodges, Rebecca McCabe and Ramona McCabe. A sister, Margery, is deceased.

After growing up in Kentucky, he went to Washington D.C. to work at the FBI while completing a degree in international studies at George Washington University. During World War II, he served in the OSS (a forerunner of the CIA and Green Berets) in India, Burma and China. After the war, he became an Episcopal priest, married, and became the rector in a parish in Virginia. He taught at James Madison University and oversaw and set up college chaplaincies in six western states from 1957-1959. Later he served as rector for 25 years at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Santa Clara, Calif. He became the first dean of California's School for Priest Workers (1962-1975). He was one of the first to train women for the priesthood in the Episcopal Church. He was one of the founders of Good Samaritan Hospital and served for 10 years as a member of the board. He was one of the organizers of a commission on culture and technology that examines ethical issues related to technology originating in the Silicon Valley. After retiring, he became an assisting priest at St. Jude's Church. He also frequently wrote letters about issues of economic justice, sending them to elected officials, national magazines, and newspapers.

A memorial service was held Saturday Feb. 7, 2004, at St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Cupertino, Calif.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude's Church Outreach program, Packard Children's Hospital, or a charity of one’s choice.

 

Mitchell

Virginia Mitchell, 87, of Frankfort, widow of Harlan Mitchell, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, following an illness.

Born in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Ollie Kase Reece. She served in the U.S. Women’s Air Corps during World War II, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of both the VFW and the American Legion. She was a member of the Millville Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Patti Mitchell Perry, Frankfort; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Rogers Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Wilkins. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were her grandsons Kris Perry and Mitchell Perry, and Jim McCoy and Brent Wanner. Honorary bearers were her granddaughter Marie Perry and her great grandchildren Rachel Perry and Joseph Perry.

Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease research.

 

Reilly

John William Reilly, 71,died Tuesday, Feb.24, 2004.

Survivors include three children and one grandchild.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at the Cathedral of Christ the King. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 26, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Strange

Mary Alice Strange of Lexington, widow of Carl Strange, died on Wednesday Feb. 19, 2004, at Rose Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Alma Brock Mitchell. She was a retired agent for Bankers Life and Casualty Insurance Company and a member of Broadway Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Anne "Missy" Rogers, Nicholasville; four grandchildren, Dana Graham Newman, Los Angeles, Calif., Paige Graham Bayes, Bourbon County, Tina Mitchell, Nicholasville, and Thomas M. Ingram, Lexington; a stepdaughter, Carleen S. Bryant, Fisherville; a sister, Henrietta Simpson, Versailles; five great grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and four step-great grandchildren. A son, Thomas Morrow Ingram, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway by Dr. John R. Rogers. Casket bearers were Floyd Harris, John Wayne Simpson, Michael Bayes, Thomas M. Ingram, Stu Brown, Larry Mitchell and G.D. Graham Jr. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to the Nursing Home Ombudsman or to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Underwood

Ruby Hatton Underwood, 83, of Frankfort, widow of Samuel Underwood, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at Bashford East Health Care, Louisville.

A native of Stanton, she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Savannah Creech Hatton. She was in retail sales in the clothing industry and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Dee Whitener, Louisville; a sister, Naomi Johnson, Versailles; and two brothers, Ray and Charles Hatton, both of Versailles. A brother, Noah Hatton, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Yeast. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Gary, Larry, and Ken Hatton, and Terry Smith.

Contributions may be made to the Women’s Memorial Foundation, 5510 Columbia Parkway, Suite #302, Arlington, VA 22204.

 

Wallin

Charles "Jug" Wallin, 78, of Lexington, widower of Loretta Brown Wallin, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Charles Wallin Sr. and the late Etta Kirchgassner Wallin. He was a retired sheet metal fabricator for the Lexington Bluegrass Army Depot.

Survivors include three sons, Bob Wallin, Winchester, Steve Wallin, Versailles, and Rick Wallin, Marietta, Ga.; five grandchildren, Stephanie Baker, Chad, Leslie, Brandon, and Tyler Wallin; a great grandchild, Hope Nicole Baker; and a sister, Elsie Abel, Lexington. A son, Ron Wallin, a brother, Carl Wallin, and a great grandchild, Steven Wayne Baker, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road by the Rev. Ron Camblin. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

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Wells

Louis Steven, 49, of Lexington, died Thursday Feb. 19, 2004.

Born in Maysville, he was the son of the late Bert and Sarah Mullikin Wells. He was a former brick mason

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; a daughter, Ashley; a son, Steven Lee; five brothers, Charles T. Wells, Richwood, Bert Wells, Virginia Beach, Va., John Wells, Versailles, David Wells, New Orleans, La., and Larry Wells, Lexington; seven sisters, Barbara McWhorter, Wurtland, Norma Compton, Ironton, Ohio, Nelda Derrick, Penfield, N.Y., Charlotte Downing, Orchard Park, N.Y., Sharon Morgan, Denver, Colo., and Martha Reynolds and Christy Lucas, Lexington.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by the Rev. Dennis Burrows. Burial was at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

 

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