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February 7, 2002


Hettie Clifton

Hettie C. Clifton, 88, of Versailles, widow of Woodrow Clifton, died Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Emma Jones Cariell. She was a member of the Midway Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by three daughters, Mildred Hennon, Lexington, Emma Britton, Versailles, and Bertha Clifton, Versailles; one son, Woodrow Clifton Jr., Lawrenceburg; 19 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren. A daughter, Doris Slone, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Ed Anderson and Dempsey Cress. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Gene Owens, Charlie Traugott, Ronnie Workman, Jesse Wilson, Steve Hogg, and Joseph Britton. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 7, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.


William Cook

William Cook, 66, of Lawrenceburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Anderson County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Amanda Pearson Cook. He was a retired warehouse supervisor with GTE Sylvania, Versailles, and a member of the Glensboro Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Gilbert, Lawrenceburg; a son, Scott Cook, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Iva Lee Cook Robinson, Mount Eden; two brothers, Robert Cook, Middletown, and Sam Cook, Bloomfield; and two grandchildren. Several brothers and sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at the Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by Roy Temple and Leslie Bentley.


Joseph Flora

Joseph Flora, 72, of Fairfield, husband of Marcella Flora, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at his residence.

Born May 21, 1929, in Versailles, he was the son of the late Joe Ball and Francis Lancaster Flora.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Terry Flora, Hamilton, and Jerry Flora, Fairfield; three daughters, Pam Dailey, Fairfield, Susan Willis O’Neal, Versailles, and Vivian Flora, Fairfield; two brothers, Walter Flora, Lynchburg, Ohio, Cecil Flora, Versailles; three sisters, Hildreth Lawson, Lexington, Evelyn Shaffer, Hillsboro, Ohio, and Tina Sanders, Versailles; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. A brother, Tommy, is deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Avance Funeral Home, Fairfield, by Danny K. McDowell.


Cui Huang

Cui Jian Huang, 74, of Versailles, mother of Kim Cheuk "Charlie" Lam, the owner of Wok ‘N’ Go, Versailles, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Cambridge Square Nursing Home, Lexington.

Born in China, she was the daughter of Fu Huang and Yu Ti Wu, and was the widow of Chu Lam.

In addition to her son, "Charlie", she is survived by two daughters, Chau Fun Tung, Jacksonville, N.C., and Chun Hi Dong, Lexington; three other sons, Kin Sang "Ken" Lam and Kin Wun "Kenny" Lam, both of Jacksonville, NC, and Kin Yuen "Tony" Lam, New York, N.Y.; one sister, Chui Mai, New York City; one brother, Wong Man Po, Florida; and 15 grandchildren. A son and a daughter are deceased.

The are to be no funeral services. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


Flora Newton

Flora Lucille Newton, 85,of Frankfort, widow of Duard Newton, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Bradford Square Nursing Home.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse T. and Mattie Bell Cook Sullivan. She was a retired seamstress, employed by Barrett and Son Inc. from 1943 to 1964, and by the Frank F. Taylor Company from 1964 until she retired in 1978. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, Frankfort.

Survivors include a daughter, Ella Louise Palmer, Bethlehem; a son, Leonard Lee Lathrem Jr., Frankfort; a stepdaughter, Regina Newton Keys, North Carolina; four sisters, Iva Myrtle Newman and Elsie Lee Franklin, both of Frankfort, Isabel Carter, Franklin, Ohio, and Carolyn Sue Guffey, Millville; five brothers, Elwood “Buddy” Sullivan Sr., Frankfort, Donald Sullivan, Anderson County, Kenneth Sullivan, Waddy, Doug Sullivan, Eminence, and David Sullivan, Henry County; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Four brothers, Jesse F., James Thomas, Joseph C., and Harold “Bo” Sullivan; and a sister, Dorothy Slusher, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at the LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home, Frankfort, by Herman Bowers and the Rev. William Logan. Burial was in Switzer Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mark Palmer, Frank Palmer, Perry Palmer, John Palmer, Christopher Palmer, Andrew Palmer, Leonard Franklin Lathrem Sr., and Corey Coleman Cardwell Sr.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County.


John Raglin

John C. "Papa" Raglin, 74, of Midway, husband of Georgia Jackson Raglin, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, after a brief illness.

A native of Zion Hill, he was the son of the late Rev. John H. Raglin and Suzie Brooks Raglin. He was a retired groomsman with over 40 years of service at King Ranch Horse Farm. He was a member of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Roberta Guy, Patricia Strauss, and Mary Raglin-Clay; four sons, Robert Saunders, John C. Raglin Jr., Mark Raglin, and Kent Raglin; two special nephews, Greg Bush and Gary Bush; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and six brothers, the Rev. James Raglin, the Rev. Thomas Raglin, the Rev. Robert Raglin, the Rev. Earl Raglin,, the Rev. Bennie Raglin, and the Rev. Floyd Raglin. Two sons, Winston and Michael Raglin; two daughters, Doris and Anita Darlene Raglin; and a sister, Argie Mae Shackelford, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church by Pastor Clyde Beverly. Burial was in Midway Cemetery.

O.L Hughes & Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Lovette Sullivan

Lovette Adams Lucas Sullivan, 83, of Lexington, wife of Jere E. Sullivan, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home from complications from Alzheimer’s Disease.

Born in Letcher County, she was the daughter of the late Loretta and William Riley Adams. She and her husband owned and managed the Novelty & Gift Shoppe in Beattyville for a number of years. With her first husband, the late Dyolf Lucas, she founded and ran the business for over 50 years. She was a member of the Beattyville Country Club, the Central Kentucky Golf Association, and a former longtime member of the Beattyville Women’s Club. She was a member of Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, Lexington.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Dr. Tamara Lucas, Weehawken, N.J., and April Bolton, Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren, Damian, Gabrielle, and Raphael Bolton; two stepdaughters, Ann Sullivan and Patricia Hart; two step-grandchildren, Kelly and Josh Hart, Lexington; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at McGuire Memorial Presbyterian Church, Beattyville. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383.


Louise Williams

Louise Williams, 75, of Versailles, widow of Joe Curtis Williams, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002.

Born Dec. 17, 1926, she was the daughter of the late James and Mollie Howard Bobbitt. She was retired from the Greyhound Bus Lines.

Survivors include a sister, Margaret Holland, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bobby and Kelly McMahan, Mike Martin, Paul Downey, Jim Minton, Billy McIntyre, Jim Strong, and Jimmy Holland.


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