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Versailles, Ky.


 

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February 28, 2008

 

Atwell

James H. "Jim" Atwell, 87, of Lexington, husband of Della Mae Tucker Atwell, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late James Howard Atwell Sr. and Leona Carl Atwell Wethington. He retired after 36 years as superintendent of service for Kentucky Utilities. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and saw tours of duty in the Battle of Normandy, Northern France, and the Rhineland. He was a member of the Tates Creek Christian Church, was a Mason and a Shriner.

In addition to his wife of 34 years, he is survived by a daughter, Jane Ann (Skip) Blakeman; two stepsons, William Dale (Jayne) Lancaster and Michael Alexander; a sister, Dorothy Morton, Lexington; two brothers, Joseph Eugene Atwell and William Wethington; three step-grandchildren, Wes (Ann) Lancaster, Leanne (Eddie) Brooks, and Thomas Blakeman; and four step-great-grandchildren, Dylan Lancaster, Allison Brooks, Caroline Lancaster, and Addie Mae Brooks. Three sisters, a brother, and a step-grandchild are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 25, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home in Versailles by the Rev. Jim Walters. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Wes Lancaster, Dan Riffe, Eddie Tucker, Bill McIntyre, Gilbert Littrell, Joe Atwell Jr. and Tommy Roberts. Honorary bearers were Bill Lancaster, Everett Tucker, Ralph Blakeman, Tillie Dunn, Dean Hogan, and Horace Bryson.

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

Guest book at www.blackburnandward.com.

 

Devers

Onie Mae Devers, 70, of Waco, formerly of Midway, wife of Dwayne Devers, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, in Richmond.

Born in Midway, she was the daughter of the late James and Dorothy Canter Ethington.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, April (Bruce) Watson, Waco; a son, Dwayne Devers Jr., Waco; a sister, Pauline Tabscott, Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren, James and Mae Devers; and a great-grandson, Cash Jones.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 29, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 28.

Guest book at www.blackburnandward.com.

 

Farler

Argetha Gordon Farler, 57, of Midway, wife of Jerry Farler, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at her residence.

Born in Irvine, she was the daughter of Arnold and Reva McKinney Farler.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Pauline Farler; two sons, Jerry Dwayne Farler and Johnny Douglas Farler; four sisters, Harriet Garcia, Donna Ellis, Regina Reed, and LeAnn Thacker; two brothers, Evan Gordon and Donnie Gordon; and six grandchildren. A sister, Pammy Gordon, and three brothers, Arnold Gordon Jr., Dwight Gordon, and Milford Gordon, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 28, at Second Christian Church, Midway, by the Rev. Edgar Wallace. Interment will follow at Estes Family Cemetery in Irvine. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. Guest book at www.blackburnandward.com.

 

Hillard

Virginia "Jackie" Ann Hillard, 59, wife of Rex Hillard, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at her residence.

Born in Mississippi, she was the daughter of Bill Stewart and the late Katie Peaks Stewart.

Survivors include a daughter, Treesa (Dencil) Begley, Booneville; two sons, Michael (Trish) Frances, Sadieville, and Pernell (Christa) Frances, Jackson; a brother, Jimmy Stewart, Liverpool, N.Y.; two sisters, Rhonda and Debbie Stewart, Jackson; and six grandchildren. Two brothers, Wayne and Jerry Stewart, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 25, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home in Versailles by Chaplain Gary Story. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery.

Guest book at www.blackburnandward.com

 

Johnson

Ruby Mae Bonta Johnson, 83, of Lexington, widow of Bedford Owen Johnson, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at North Point Health Care Center.

Survivors include a son, Wayne (Sherry) Johnson, Frankfort; two daughters, Nancy (Steve) Spiller, Lexington, and Sibyl (Martin) Barnard, Versailles; a brother, Joe (Shirley) Bonta, Lexington; two sisters, Betsy (Ronnie) Shipp, Hiram, Ga., and Beulah (Bob) Larsen, Hanover, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Christopher Spiller, Kevin (Stacy) Spiller, Jason (Tara) Spiller, Adam Spiller, Kimberlee Johnson, Ashley (Dusty) Buffin, Benjamin Barnard, and Chadwick Barnard; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 25, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimerís Association, 1065 Dove Run Road, Lexington, KY 40502.

 

Lake

Milton Gale Lake, 61, of Versailles, husband of Katherine Jane Cable Lake, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008.

Born June 28, 1946, he was the son of Marsdon and Agnes Taylor Lake of Harrodsburg. He was a member of the East End Church of Christ and was president of the Bluegrass Horse Pulling Association.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Missy Lake and Barbie Roberts (Sonny); three grandchildren, Kayla, Lakin, and Madison Roberts; and a sister, Linda Lake.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, by Evangelist Aaron Erhardt. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ray Powell, Joe Hays, Keith Ricks, Brent Shelton, Max Anderson, James Humphrey, Bill Cobb, and Troy Sammons. Honorary bearers were members of the Bluegrass Horse Pulling Association and members of the East End Church of Christ.

 

Lynn

Vernon Lynn, 68, of Nicholasville, husband of Sara Rogers Lynn, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born Sept. 8, 1939, in Versailles, he was the son of the late Evan and Gladys Roe Lynn.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Cheryl West, Nicholasville, and Melissa Crank, New Jersey; a son, Mike Lynn, Nicholasville; and four grandchildren.

Private family services will be held.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601-2744.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Nichols

Charles Curry Nichols, 69, of Versailles, husband of Juanita Neal Nichols, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

Born May 31, 1938, in Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Cordie Switzer Nichols. He was a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Lawrenceburg, was a farmer and had worked in the construction industry.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Diane (Charles) Morrison and Wanda Nichols, both of Woodford County, Martha Trent, Georgetown, Loretta (Tony) Reynolds, Woodford County, and Barbara (Randy) Sargent, Georgetown; two sons, Charles Nichols Jr. and Edward Nichols, both of Woodford County; two sisters, Mattie Payton and Marie Lunsford, both of Lexington; a brother, Jackie (Goldie) Nichols, Winchester; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 25, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Pastor Tom Taylor. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Chester Lay, Stephen Morrison, Scott Spicer, Scott Sargent, Caleb Nichols, and Jon Trent.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Schubert

Bonnie Anita Schubert, 67, of Margaret Hall Manor, a retired nurse, widow of Warren Schubert, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born at Corbin in Knox County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Grace Hensley Slusher.

Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie (Woody) Steele, Versailles; three sons, Robert Moore and Paul (Margie) Moore, Covington, and Eddie (Rita) Moore, Augusta; a sister, Myrtle Prewitt, Florida; three grandchildren, Nikki Adkins, Sydney Steele, and Madeline Moore; and a great-grandchild, Vivian Adkins.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 23, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Frankie Layne. Interment was at the Pine Hill Cemetery, Corbin.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Stamper

Eugene "Gene" Curtis Stamper, 82, of Lexington, husband of Betty Stamper, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008.

The son of the late Curtis and Nora Stamper, he was a retired GTE senior engineer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Northeast Christian Church and a past member of the local Masonic Lodge.

In addition to wife, he is survived by his children, Eugene C. Stamper II and Joan (Ray) C. Moss, both of Lexington, and Judith (Jimmy) Spicer, Versailles; his siblings, Edwin (Bida) M. Stamper and Barbara (Larry) S. Hinderberger, both of Lexington, and John (Pat) A. Stamper, Indian Head, Md.; his grandchildren, Melinda Whetzel, Warrenton, Va., Megan DaBaldo, Fredicksburg Va., Joshua and Jacob Boyd, Versailles, and Christie and Sara Stamper, Lexington; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Northeast Christian Church Building Fund.


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