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Versailles, Ky.


 

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February 6, 2003

 

Britton

Cincinnatious “Nat” Britton Jr., 86, of Frankfort, husband of Grace Johnson Britton, has died.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Cincinnatious and Hattie Wise Britton. He was a retired captain with the Kentucky State Police and served as aide-de-camp for six Kentucky governors from 1939 to 1959. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member and deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Larry Scott Britton, Frankfort; four daughters, Peggy Britton Miller, Lexington, Linda Britton Mitchell, Sharon Lee Britton and Natalie Ann Britton, all of Frankfort; a brother, William Britton, Lexington; a sister, Sue Britton, Stamping Ground; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. Four brothers and a sister are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at the Calvary Baptist Church by the Rev. Dwayne Southwood, the Rev. Foy Back, and the Rev. Robert Jackson. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Michael Mitchell, Jason Mitchell, Mark Miller, Scott Miller, Gregory Miller, Marshall Flynn, Jeff Smith, Stephanie Flynn, Christy Britton, Rachel Smith, and Katherine Mitchell. Honorary bearers were the deacons of the Calvary Baptist Church, Brad Franklin, Mike Gordon, Gladys Downey, Neville Long, and James Sorrell. Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to the Nat Britton Scholarship Trust Fund, c/o Calvary Baptist Church, 36 Schoolhouse Road, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Clements

Philip L. Clements Jr., 78, of Paris, husband of Margaret Brent Thomas Clements, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at his residence.

He was a farmer and horse breeder, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was past president of the Thoroughbred Club and was active in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Paris, where he served several times as senior warden. He was also a member of the Idle Hour Country Club, the Keeneland Club, the Gulfstream Bath and Tennis Club, and the Pine Tree Golf Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Louise Clements Robinson, Lexington; a son, Philip L. Clements III. Chelsea, Mich.; three grandchildren, Brent Robinson Hill, Atlanta, Ga., David C. Robinson III, New York, and Philip Jamison Clements, Chelsea, Mich.; a great grandson, Donald Allen Hill III, Atlanta; and a sister, Pat Ewing, Versailles. A sister, Dorothy Smith, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at the Paris Cemetery by the Rev. Michael Carlisle. Honorary bearers were Dr. James G. Gay, Lockhart Spears, Thomas B. Kessinger Jr., Jarrell David Ritter Jr., Stephen Spears, Austin Paul, Quentin W. Walker Jr., Dr. Woodford S. VanMeter, Bunti Bell Everett, Karl Lusk, John Nichols, and H. Kirk Williams. Hinton-Turner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 508 Pike Street, Cynthiana, KY 41031; St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 311 High Street, Paris, KY 40361; or a charity of one’s choice.

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Howard

Adeline Childers Blackburn Howard, 80, of Lexington, widow of Arthur Douglas Howard, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003.

Born in Woodford County July 9, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Ira John and Maude White Blackburn of Versailles. She was a homemaker, a tailor, and long time member of the Versailles Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Brown, Lexington; three grandchildren, Kristen Logan, Atlanta, Lauren VanHook, Lexington, and Trey Brown, Lexington; two brothers, James B. Blackburn, Lexington, and Worth B. Blackburn, Ridgely, Tenn. An infant daughter, Brenda Jo Howard, is deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were James B. Blackburn, Meade M. Brown, Frank Howard, Scott Logan, Brian Brooks, and Gene Evridge.

 

Jones

Bettie Louise Jones, 77, of Paris, widow of John Paul Jones, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003.

Born Jan. 27, 1926, in Harrison County, she was the daughter of the late Irvel and Jessie Merie Lanter Jones Sr. She was a retired Hansley Mill seamstress and a member of the First Christian Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for 35 years. She also served as a volunteer at the Veterans Administration Hospital for 43 years. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Bourbon County Homemakers, and Rose Rebekah Lodge.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Larry Paul Jones, Bloomfield Hill, Mich.; two granddaughters, Rachel Maybett Jones and Elizabeth Brooks Jones, both of Paris; a sister, Doris Jones Fitch, Mt. Sterling; and a brother, Irvel Jones Jr., Versailles.

Services were conducted Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at the First Christian Church by the Rev. Jeff Bell. Interment was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were James, Noel, Robert Noel, Ricky Noel, Jay Gentry, John T. Jones, and Greg Anderson. Honorary bearers were Jimmy Jones and Thomas “Bud” Moore. Hinton-Turner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Christian Education Renovation Fund, First Christian Church, 911 High Street, Paris, KY 40361; or General Post Fund 148, Voluntary Service, VA Medical Center, 1101 Veteran Drive, Lexington, KY 40502-2236.

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Kidwell

Ora Lee Kidwell Jr., 84, of Lexington, widower of Nellie Kathleen Kidwell, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at Samaritan Hospital.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Ora Lee and Dianne Coates Kelly Kidwell. He was a retired painter for the University of Kentucky.

Survivors include six sons, Ora Lee Kidwell, Lexington, James Kidwell, Lexington, Michael Kidwell, Versailles, Ronald Kidwell, Lexington, Kenneth Kidwell, Nicholasville, and Jackie Kidwell, McKinney; three daughters, Carolyn Kidwell, Lexington, Thelma Smallwood, Nicholasville, and Lisa Rollins, Lexington; a sister, Flora Fitzpatrick; 23 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren. A daughter, Mary Richie; a son, Gary Kidwell; two brothers, Amos Kelly and Hubert Kidwell; and two sisters, Miriam Tudor and Lovie Martin, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home by Bro. Don Frye and T.A. Preston. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were his sons.

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McKinlay

Patricia Unger “Tricia” McKinlay, 72, of Lexington, widow of Charles M. “Bunny” McKinlay Jr., died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003.

Born in Tampa, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Capt. Aden Clay Unger USCG and Virginia Harris. She was a retired secretary for the Fayette County Schools, a 1951 graduate of Randolph Macon Woman College, and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She was also a member of Christ Church Cathedral, the Junior League of Lexington, and the Idle Hour Country Club.

Survivors include a son, Charles M. McKinlay III, Versailles; three grandchildren, Jonathon Douglas Kinder and Kyle Patrick Kinder, both of Winchester, and Ginny Lynn McKinlay, Versailles. A daughter, Mary Virginia McKinlay Kinder, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. Canon William R. McDuffie. The W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Lexington Public Library or Hospice of the Bluegrass. Expressions of condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.milwardfuneral.com.

 

Myshrall

William R. Myshrall Jr., 76, of South Windsor, Conn., husband of Lucy (Kaenzig) Myshrall, formerly of Woodford County, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital.

Born in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of the late William R. and Emma Felber Myshrall. He was a retired teacher and administrator. He was a recipient of a Distinguished Volunteer Service award, a Volunteer of the Year award from the Job Corps, and a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Navy. He also received an Exceptional Service award from the Job Corps and a Teacher of the Year award. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and served as an advisor for the Boy Scouts merit badge for citizenship and country.

Survivors include a daughter, Beth Bashir; a son, Dean Myshrall, Enfield, Conn; two grandsons, Adam Sellers and Eric Myshrall; a granddaughter, Kristen Myshrall; a niece, Barbara German; and two nephews, Mark German and Robert German. A sister, Arleen Myshrall German, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, South Windsor. Burial will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Conn.

Donations may be made to the Hartford Public High School archive fund, c/o R.J. Williams, 55 Forest Street, Hartford, CT 06105.

 

Sturgeon

Arthelas "Arcy" Sparks Sturgeon, 85, of 324 Highland Avenue, widow of Tom Sturgeon, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at her home.

Born in Muhlenburg County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Nellie Littrell Sparks. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, Versailles.

Survivors include five children, Helen Crosthwaite, Nellie Morrison, and David Sturgeon, all of Versailles, Angeline Smith, Lexington, and Ray Sturgeon, Nicholasville; a sister, Katherine Chasteen, Versailles; 12 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. A son, Roy Sturgeon; a grandson, Benny Ray Smith; a great grandson Tyler Warren Crosthwaite; two sisters, Alice Leigh and Velma Florian; and three brothers, Sherman, Norman, and Shirley Sparks, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Buzz Morrison, James Morrison II, Thomas E. Smith, Greg Warren Crosthwaithe, Jason Sturgeon, and Roy Sturgeon Jr.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Thompson

James Thompson, 76, of Frankfort, formerly of Midway, husband of Thelma Goodpaster, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, in Lebanon.

Born in Winchester, he was the son of the late Clell and Allie Mae Williams Thompson. He was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon. He was a foreman for Nuckols Brothers in Midway, was a member of the Lions Club, and a Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Nancy Braunm, Midway; two sons, Billy Thompson, Lawrenceburg, and Ike Thompson, Springfield; two brothers, Bobby Thompson, Ocala, Fla., and Ike Thompson, Lexington; seven grandchildren, Dean and Jennifer Braunm, Brian, Brandi, Laura, and Kelsey Thompson, and Nissa Chester; and two great grandchildren, Austin Salazar and Landon Thompson. A sister, Lucy Townsend, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. William Marcum and Bro. Greg Bowen. Interment was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Arnold Tolson Jr., Gene Masters, Jimmy Nuckols, Mike Young, Kenneth Burrus, and Johnnie Hymer. Honorary bearers were Mr. Thompson's grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

 

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