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February 27, 2003

 

Ashcraft

Myrtle Lancaster Ashcraft, 82, of 810 Tyrone Pike, a retired 20-plus year employee of Texas Instruments, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003.

Born in Milford Center, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Sarah Gertrude Hefner Brown. She was an active member of the Revival Tabernacle in Lexington.

She is survived by her three children, Rosemary Shuck, Versailles, Thurman Lancaster Jr., French Lick, Ind., and Jack Lancaster, Nicholasville; two sisters, Gladys S. Brown and Mary Lou Schness, both of Milford Center, Ohio; ten grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Her first husband, Thurman Lancaster, and her second husband, Chambers Ashcraft, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Byron Jessup. Interment will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Thurman Lancaster Jr., John McEwen, Jason Lancaster, Chad Ford, Roy Lancaster, Donnie Moore, and Wayne Stevens.

 

Carroll

Jeanettie White Carroll, 85, widow of Charles Thomas Carroll Sr., died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

She was a native of Friendship, Tenn.

Survivors include a son, C. Thomas Carroll, Versailles; a daughter, Rose C. Howell; four grandchildren, Lisa Lynn Brown, Bryan Carroll, and Michael and Charles Howell; and two great grandchildren, Mallory and Bryan T. Carroll II.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Pearson Funeral Home, Louisville. Entombment was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Woodford Humane Society, P.O. Box 44, Versailles, KY 40383, or the donor’s favorite charity.

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Carter

Alma Christine Mitchell Carter, 77, of Nicholasville, wife of James Markham Carter, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003.

The daughter of the late Elzie Lee “Skip” and Nancy Leah Riggs Mitchell, she was noted for her baking, for which she won many awards over the years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mary F. “Pumpkin” Jones and Pauline “Polly” Rogers, both of Lexington; three brothers; three sisters; five grandchildren, Crystal Campbell, Nicholasville, William Ballard, Lexington, Melodye Kaye Frisby, Winchester, Phillip Rogers, Versailles, and Harry Rogers, Lexington; eight great grandchildren; and other family members. A daughter, Betty Lee Carter, and a son, James Alton Carter, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Betts & West Funeral Home by the Rev. Craig Ryan. Burial was in Evergreen Memory Gardens. Casket bearers were Phillip Wayne Rogers Jr., William Melvin Ballard Jr., Mike Jones, Terrell Frisby, David Smith, and Michael Miller. Honorary bearer was James “Red” Miller.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Cassell

Frank L. Cassell, 80, of Lexington, widower of Geneva Cassell, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, after a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Evans and Cora Lee Walker Cassell. He was a veteran of World War II, a retired employee of Bank of the Bluegrass, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Versailles.

Survivors include a stepson, Charles Johnson; a stepdaughter, Darlene Collins; a special grandson, Montoya Lee, Compton, Calif.; three sisters, Dorothy Lewis, Jennie Mackey, and Susie Slaughter, all of Versailles; three nieces, Faith Cassell, Lexington, Pamela Cassell, Dayton, Ohio, and Jean C. Crespo, New York; three nephews, Barry Cassell, North Carolina, Evan Cassell, Dayton, and Antonio Cassell, North Middletown; nine grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and numerous other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at the Main Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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Courtney

Dannie Courtney, 64, of Lexington, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at Samaritan Hospital of cancer.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Herman Sr. and Sylvia Martin Courtney. He was a retired employee of Cloud Concrete Company.

He is survived by Sally Courtney; a daughter, Edna Burdette; two grandchildren, Crystal Burdette and Jared Dishman; a great granddaughter, Kenadi Burdette; three sisters, Ruth Dotson, Faye Stone, and Cathy Mitchell; and five brothers, Bobby, Herman Jr., Billy, Jimmy, and Charlie Courtney. Two sons, Danny Jr. and Leonard J. Courtney; three sisters, Mary Stevens, Ella Maples, and Mattie Shanks; and two brothers, Everett and twin brother Donnie, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Larry Dotson, William Courtney Jr., Frankie Maples, John Kiger, Rick Garner, and Jackie Jordan.

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Hall

Gary Daniel Hall, 47, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, after a long illness.

He was the son of the late James Edward and Nettie Margaret Walton Hall.

Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth F. Hall, Lexington, and Ruth Carol Abney, Wilmore; three brothers, Robert Eugene Hall, Versailles, and Paul Allen Hall and Phillip Bruce Hall, both of Lexington; many nieces and nephews, including James Edward Hall III, Bobby Hall, Patricia V. Hall, and Paul A. Hall; and many great nieces and great nephews. Two brothers, James Edward Hall II and Harry Lee Hall, are deceased.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at the Athens Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street is in charge of arrangements.

 

Hornbeck

William A. “Bill” Hornbeck, 85, of Lexington, husband of Reva Bradley Hornbeck, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at Samaritan Hospital.

A native of Mount Olivet, he was the son of the late William Burton and Phoebe Linville Hornbeck. He was a retired wholesale florist and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 9th Air Force. He was founder and co-owner of Fayette Wholesale Florist and Central Wholesale Florist in Nashville, Tenn. He was past president of the Kentucky state florist association, and the Kentucky director of the South Eastern Florist Association. He was past president of the Lexington Salesman Club and the Lexington Lions Club, and recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow and Life Patron of the Lions Club Endowment Fund. He was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher and on various committees. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Robert M. Sirkle Lodge #954, Oleika Shrine Temple, Order of the Scottish Rite, and the Woodford Hills Country Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Martha Berryman, Lexington, and Jane Zakrzewski, Philadelphia, Pa.; four grandchildren, Kelly Robbins, Lexington, Christopher Ervin, Versailles, and Alexandria Clay Zakrzewski and Samuel Zakrzewski, Philadelphia; a great granddaughter, Amber Michelle, Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. A brother and sister are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at the W.R Milward Mortuary - Broadway by Dr. Donald Durham and the Rev. Ron Berry. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Col. James P. Acorn, Milton Neal, William Tuttle, Frank M. Glass, Walter Anderson, William Jackson, Dwight Spayth, and Don Jacobson.

Memorials may be made to the Lexington Lions Endowment Fund and the Kentucky Methodist Children’s Home.

Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.milwardfuneral.com.

 

Lathery

John Robert "Bobby" Lathery, 51, an employee of S & S Tire in Lexington, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at 296 Bryanwood Drive, where he had been living with his daughter and her family.

Born in Scott County, he was the son of Ruby Adams Lathery of Versailles and the late Hubert Lathery, and a member of the Lighthouse Church in Versailles.

Survivors include five children, Beverly Baker, Brad Walton, and Paul Lathery, all of Versailles, Tammy Lathery, and John Robert Lathery Jr., both of Lexington; three sisters, Linda Hansel, Annette Walton, and Cathy Rogers, all of Versailles; two brothers, Jim Lathery, Versailles, and Donnie Lathery, Georgia; 14 grandchildren, and a step-great grandson.

Services were conducted Saturday, February 22, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Terry Gillum and Bro. Troy Morrison.†Interment was at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brad Walton, Donnie Lathery, Jim Lathery, Bobby Dodge, Bill Gray, and Jake Foley. Honorary bearers were Stevie Lathery, Jeff Lathery, and Jeff Rowland.

 

Peterson

Mary Jane Cartwright Peterson, 75, of Versailles, widow of Harold E. Peterson Sr., died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Bluegrass Community Hospital after a long illness.

A native of Morganfield, she was the daughter of the late Bailey Mason and Blanche Girten Cartwright. She was a retired nursing supervisor for Woodford Memorial Hospital and a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sons, Harold E. Peterson Jr., Versailles, Edwin Mason Peterson, Apopka, Fla., and Stephen Alan Peterson, Versailles; two daughters, Paula Sue Horn, Versailles, and Mary Lynn Parker, Louisville; five grandchildren, Matthew Milligan and Ashley Milligan, both of Versailles, Lauren Zirnheld and Shelby Parker, both of Louisville, and Eva Jane Peterson, Versailles; a sister, Helen Cartwright Gaines, Frankfort; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Cartwright, Frankfort; two nieces, Carol Smith and Patty Ann Gorman, both of Frankfort; and a nephew, Mike Cartwright, Frankfort. A brother, James Cartwright, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Frank Osburg. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Harold Peterson Jr., Edwin Peterson, Stephen Peterson, Matthew Milligan, Dan Parker, and Mike Cartwright. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Woodford Healthcare Inc., 360 Amsden Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Phelps

Linnie Blackburn Phelps, 86, of Versailles, widow of William B. Phelps, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at the Bluegrass Community Hospital.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Leslie J. Sr. and Lena Reed Heath Blackburn. She was a legal secretary for the Commonwealth of Kentucky under then-director of legislative research, Gen. A.Y. Lloyd, and later with the Kentucky Court of Appeals and the Kentucky Supreme Court. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, the business and professional women’s club, the Woodford County Homemakers, and the hospital auxiliary. She also volunteered at the Woodford County Library and delivered Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include a son, William L. Phelps, Versailles; a brother, Leslie J. “Ikey” Blackburn Jr., Versailles; a granddaughter, Leslie G. Bentley, Lexington; and two nephews, Mike Blackburn, Versailles, and Leslie J. Blackburn III, Hitchcock, Texas. A brother, Willard Z. Blackburn, and a nephew, Larry Blackburn, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon and the Rev. Mike Wolfzorn. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jimmy Blackburn, Mike Blackburn, Leslie J. Blackburn III, Winfrey Adkins, Carl Woolums, and Chester Wilson.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 or Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Reynolds

William “Bill” K. Reynolds, 72, of Nicholasville, husband of Edna Byrd Reynolds, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, after an extended illness.

Born March 9, 1930, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Talbert and Nettie Long Reynolds. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired self-employed master carpenter.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Tracy Baker, Sidney, Ohio; a grandson, Joey Baker; a stepdaughter, Reagan Embry, Wilmore; two brothers, George and Richard Reynolds, both of Wilmore. A sister, Adele Adams, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at Betts & West Funeral Home by the Rev. Craig Ryan. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jimmy Embry, Bobby Wiley, Bobby Clark, Chris Reynolds, Casey Heath, and Danny Baker. Honorary bearers will be Gwen Owen and Barbara Taylor.

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Soper

William C. Soper Jr., 48, of Versailles, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003.

Born Feb. 4, 1955, in Lexington, he was the son of William C. and Frances Poe Soper. He was a former respiratory therapist at Woodford Memorial Hospital and a member of the Episcopal Church of the God Shepherd.

Survivors include a sister, Patricia Crumbaugh, Lexington; and a nephew, Samuel M.L. Crumbaugh USN, Niceville, Fla.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 22. 2003, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Lexington Humane Society or the Woodford Humane Society.

Expressions of condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.milwardfuneral.com.

 

Story

Robert Story, 75, of Lexington, husband of Joyce Sutherland Story, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Owensboro, he was the son of the late Percy and Martha Story. He was retired from Kentucky Utilities after 25 years of service, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Presbyterian church in Owensboro, a member of VFW Post #4075, Frankfort, American Legion Post #67, Versailles, Devotion Lodge #169 F&AM, a Scottish Rite Mason, and the Oleika Shrine Temple.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael Story, Lexington, and James Story, Versailles; a daughter, Karen Burton, Lexington; five grandchildren, Leslie Boston, Tammy Browning, Margaret “Cissy” Woodrum, Bradley Story, and Angela Story; and five great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by the Rev. David Boyd and the Rev. Sandy Stone. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military rites. Casket bearers were James Sutherland, Tony Sutherland, Melvin Sutherland, Dwayne Sutherland, Joseph Robert Conway, and Joseph “Joey” Robert Conway III. Honorary bearers were Billie Scott Sutherland, Robert Gooch, and Nadir “Jose” Aich.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, Shriners Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502, or the American Lung Association, 1636 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40503.

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Tillett

Gladys Mae Tillett, 88, of Frankfort, widow of Frank Tillett, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, after a brief illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late John and Lena McHatton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include five sons, Cecil Tillett, Elizabethtown, Billy Ray Tillett, Lexington, Thomas Leonard Tillett Sr. and Earnest Tillett, both of Frankfort, and Earl Lee Tillett, Bonita Springs, Fla.; three daughters, Lottie Mae Harney, Elizabeth Spaulding, and Frankie Lee Penn, all of Frankfort; a brother, Mason McHatton, Versailles; two sisters, Anna Mae Cole and Lottie Hockensmith, both of Frankfort; and more than 100 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. A daughter, Betty Louise Tillett Powell, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Gary Hager. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Cecil Tillett Jr., Billy Ray Tillett Jr., Tony Spaulding, Earnest Dwayne Tillett, Thomas Tillett Jr., Howard Lee Penn, and Joe Penn. Honorary bearers were her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

 

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