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February 4, 2010



Virginia Ann Guy, 60, of Lexington, formerly of Midway, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Clay Edward Sr. and Virginia Bush Guy. A retired General Electric employee, she was a member of the Historic Second Christian Church in Midway.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary (Barry) Roberts, Lexington, and Effie Edwards, Lexington; a brother, Alfred Guy, Midway; and numerous nieces and nephews. Three brothers, Maurice Guy, Roy Guy and Clay Guy, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Historic Second Christian Church in Midway by the Rev. Edgar Wallace. Interment was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Charlton Brown, Willie McKee, Kevin Bennett, John White, Bruce Granville, John Hamilton, Daryl Jackson, and James Freeman. Honorary bearers were Fred Jackson, Robert Bradshaw Sr., Robert Bradshaw Jr., and Eugene Guy. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Gene Mummert, 78, of Versailles, husband of Joanne Mummert, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born June 19, 1931, in Demming, N.M., he was the son of the late Loraine and Alva Mummert. He was a retired truck driver, served in the U.S. Naval Reserves, and was a member of the Lions Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Gene Mummert, Tennessee, and Phil Mummert, Nevada; four stepsons, James R.B. Diener, John C. Barrett, Charles E. Diener, and William G. Diener; a sister, Kathy Schoben; two brothers, Jack Mummert and Robert Mummert; several grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Fr. Raymond Stratman. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Woodford County Food Pantry.

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Daniel Irvin Thomas Sr. 82, former resident of Paintsville and Pikeville, husband of Marilyn Kercher Thomas, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, in Naples, Fla.

Born Dec. 14, 1927, in Louisville, he was the son of the late Paul Jerome and Thelma O’Bryan Thomas. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from Whayne Supply Company after 47 years of service.

In addition to his wife of 59 years, he is survived by three sons, Jim (Kim) Thomas, Dan Thomas Jr., and Robert Thomas; six daughters, Nancy (Terry) Walker, Susan Borland, Mary (Vince) Bienek, Cathy (Paul David) Brown, Peggy Draughn and Jeanne (Scott) Kreutzer; three brothers; two sisters; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A son-in-law, Gene Borland, Midway, is deceased.

A funeral Mass was conducted Tuesday, Feb. 2, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. John Thomas, Fr. Dan Noll, and Fr. Terrance Hoppengans. Burial was in the St. Anne Cemetery, Morganfield. Casket bearers were Scott Kreutzer, Vince Bienek, Joe Thomas, L. Mathew Thomas, Matt Thomas, William Borland, Terry Walker, and Joe Tudor. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to Our Lady of the Mountains School, 405 3rd Street, Paintsville, KY 41240, Saint Francis School, 147 Bryan Street, Pikeville, KY 41501, Saint Leo School, Huntertown Road, Versailles, KY 40383, or Saint John’s Evangelist Church, 6251 11th Ave. N. Naples, FL 34108.

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Eugene Smither, 79, of Frankfort, widower of Elsie Hammons Smither, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010.

Born Oct. 24, 1930, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Grant and Bessie Shelton Smither. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, was a retired dispatcher for Harrod Concrete and Stone, and a member of the Elks Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Serafini and Kim Smither, both of Frankfort; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Samuel T. Smither, Frankfort. Two sons, Mike and Jeff Smither, are deceased.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Todd Lester. Casket bearers will be John Serafini, Willie Smither, Todd Smither, Chris Byers, Jeremy Clark, and Brad Smither. Honorary bearers will be Ted Hammermeister and the members of the Elks Lodge. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 4, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort.

Flowers are welcome and donations may be made to any favorite charity.

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