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February 8, 2007

 

Claunch

Teresa G. Claunch, 44, of Versailles, wife of Todd Claunch, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Madison County, she was the daughter of Dell Hunt and the late Jack Hunt. She was a paralegal for the law firm of Darling and Reynolds in Lexington.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a son, Nick Claunch, Versailles; a sister, Pam Hudson, Versailles; and a brother, Bryan Hunt, Lexington. Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 5, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Doug Vandiver. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Conway

Betty Jean Sharp Conway, 74, widow of Isaac Conway, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at her residence.

Born June 30, 1932, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Wade and Margaret Groves Sharp. She had worked as an in-home caregiver.

Survivors include four daughters, Debra Conway, Darlene Lowery, and Diane Weber, all of Versailles, and Lana Gail Watts, Letcher County; a son, Kevin Davis Conway, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Etta Sharlein, Wisconsin; four brothers, Raymond, Donald, and Ronald Sharp, all of Versailles, and Olson Sharp, Lexington; a half-brother, Bill Taylor, Versailles; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A granddaughter, Daphne Watts, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 8, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Burial will follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.  Visitation will be 10 a.m. today until service time. Casket bearers will be Keith Weber, Walter Lowery, Michael Weber, Eric Rose, Daniel Watts, and Joey Watts. Honorary bearer will be Dr. William Childers.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Douglas

Gayle Ritchey Douglas, 64, of Versailles, wife of Frank Douglas, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Born July 13, 1942, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Esther Crowe Ritchey. She was a graduate of Versailles High School, and Georgetown College with B.S.

degrees in sociology and physical education. She was director of the Ambassador Program at the Lafayette at Country Place in Lexington. She was an active member of the Versailles Baptist

Church, the Woman’s Missionary Union director, Sunday school teacher of the Sojourners Class, member of the Sanctuary Choir, was involved in various mission activities, and was a former youth leader. She was the coach of several girls’ softball teams, including the Kittens, and an avid supporter of Woodford County High School and UK athletics.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Darrin and Ryan, both of Versailles, and Kyle, Lexington; two grandchildren, Ashley Willoughby and Kyle Ritchey Douglas Jr.; two sisters, Betty Wade, Lexington, and Bobbie Benson, Versailles; several aunts; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Versailles Baptist Church by the Rev. John Brandon and the Rev. Robert Baker. Burial will follow at the Versailles Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 today, Thursday, Feb. 8, at the church. Casket bearers will be Kent Wade, Dale Benson, Brock Ritchey, Donnie Preston, Leslie Chasteen, Marty Ritchey, Price Watkins Jr., and Kevin Douglas. Honorary bearers will be members of the Sojourners Sunday school class, Mack Calvert, Mark Parrott, Rusty Parks, Joe Carr Sr., Ed Stepp, Brandon Spellman, Joan Pat Joseph, Joan Dunn, David Howard, Kenny Tilghman, and members of softball teams she had coached.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Association, or the mission project of one’s choice.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Hembree

Joy Edwards Hembree, of Lexington, wife of Charles R. “Rusty” Hembree, died Wednesday, Jan 31, 2007, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Roane County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Melinda Rose Edwards. She was a graduate of the University of Louisville.

She was very active over many years as a volunteer in charitable and educational endeavors. Her awards included the Sullivan Medallion from the University

of Kentucky, the Optimist Cup, Lexington’s Outstanding Woman, Citizen of the Year and YMCA Women of Achievement. She served on the board of Midway College, the Lexington Public Library, United Way of Kentucky Education Foundation, NCCJ, and served as president of Lexington Woman’s Club and vice president of the Blue Grass Community Foundation. In addition, she helped organize and chaired the Leadership Lexington program and the United Way Volunteer Leadership Development Program, steered capital fundraising programs for the Girl Scout Council and the YWCA, was instrumental in getting the Kentucky Children’s Hospital started and was an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where she had taught Sunday school and was a book reviewer for the Round Table Book Club.

In addition to her husband of over 60 years, she is survived by a daughter, Joy Dawn Skelton, Fort Pierce, Fla.; three sisters and one brother, Hope King, Kingsport, Tenn., Ellen Houser, Blountville, Tenn., Dawn Hood, Rockwood, Tenn., and T. Max Edwards, Knoxville, Tenn.; and two grandsons, Robert Maclin IV, and Charles H. Maclin. A brother, Charles Edwards, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 5, at Immanuel Baptist Church by Dr. Craig Loscalzo. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn. The W.R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Midway College, 512 Stephens Street, Midway, KY, 40347 or Kentucky Children’s Hospital at UK, 343 Waller Avenue, Suite 201, Lexington, KY, 40504, or to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Lowery

Cindy Sue Lowery, 36, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

Born June 16, 1970, in Lexington, she was the daughter of Sue Chafi n of Lexington and the late Walter Chafin. She was the owner/operator of Brightworks Boat Detailing.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Candice Lowery, Virginia; two half-sisters, Tina McDowell and Kim Harris, both of North Carolina; a brother, Mark Chafin, Lexington; and a half-brother, Michael Hobbs, Lexington.

A memorial service was conducted Sunday, Feb. 4, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Bobby Lakes.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com

 

Norton

Juanita Norton, 63, of Frankfort, wife of James A. Norton, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

Born March 6, 1943, in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Icie Ritchie Peach. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Frankfort, had been an insurance counselor for Blue Cross-Blue Shield and a provider counselor  for Unisys in Frankfort.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Carlena Baltimore, Frankfort, and Lisa Collins, Clay City; a son, Ross A. Norton, Lawrenceburg; three grandchildren, Coe Allen Norton, Gavin Mason Collins, and Colevy Allen Collins. A brother, Marvin Peach, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Bro. Everett Hawkins. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Ralph Peach, Ray Peach, Timmy Norton, Larry Norton, Coe Norton, and Ross Norton. Honorary bearers were Tom Tinsley, Bobby Tinsley, Marvin Ritchey, Paul Ritchey, Jimmy Ritchey, and Greg Collins.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Perlman

Edith Perlman, of Cincinnati, widow of Dr. Robert Perlman, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007.

Born in Odessa, Russia, she immigrated with her family to the United States in 1914. She attended Cornell University and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She was a volunteer for many years at Jewish Hospital and at the library at North Avondale School. She was a life member of Hadassah, Brandeis, Council of Jewish Women, a Friend of Cedar Village, and many other organizations. She belonged to Isaac M. Wise Temple. She was an avid reader, gardener and cook.

Survivors include two daughters, Emily Fryer, Midway, and Vicky Zwelling, Middletown, Conn.; a sister, Sarah Silberman, Silver Springs, Md.; four grandchildren, Robert Fryer, Hidden Valley Lake, Calif., Martha Gay, Versailles, Daniel Zwelling, Natick, Mass., and Elana Zwelling, Philadelphia, Pa.; and three great-grandchildren,

Robert and William Gay, Versailles, and Naomi Quinn Zwelling, Natick, Mass. Two sisters, Frances Rosenzweig and Charlotte Gettleman; and a brother, Charles Gettleman, are deceased.

Memorial services were conducted Thursday, Feb. 1, at Evergreen, the Mansion Living Room, Wyoming, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati.

 

Phillips

William Nicholas “Nick” Phillips, 65, of Versailles, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007.

He was a retired district sales manager for WABCO/REXROTH, an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and an avid UK fan.

Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie Phillips Zibas, Madison, Ala., and Heather Nicole Phillips, Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Linda Phillips, Louisville;

a brother, Larry D. Phillips, Finchville; and three grandchildren, Carter, Ethan, and Olivia Zibas, of Madison, Ala.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 3, at Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Smith

Edna Sears Smith, 85, of Versailles, formerly of Corbin, widow of Victor Eugene Smith Jr., died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at her residence.

Born Sept. 22, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Cora Sears. She was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Jeanette Downey Fritz, Cape Coral, Fla., Kenneth Smith, Lexington, and Virginia Means, Versailles; seven grandchildren, Larry Smith, Marty Smith, Natalie Smith, Steve Means, Tim Means, Tye McKeehan, and Shelley Downey Consolo; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nell Powers, Covington,

and Bert Smith, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Everett Sears, Alabama, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Eight brothers and sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Darvin Wells. Burial was in the Corinth Cemetery. Casket bearers were Larry Smith, Marty Smith, Steve Means, Tim Means, Tye McKeehan, Bobby Sears, and Connie Sears.

 

Todd

Clara L. Courtney Richie Todd, 88, of Lexington, died Tuesday Jan. 30. 2007, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Aug. 2, 1918, in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Bales and Virdie Garrett Todd. She was a retired Kentucky state government clerk and was

a member of New Mercy Community Church in Lexington.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Anne Southworth, Lexington; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 5, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Pastor Robert Simmons. A private burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Ward

Philip V. Ward, 91, of Big Sink Pike, widower of Glenna Ballard Ward, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Bert Webster and Rose Eaves Ward. He was a farmer and a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Philip W. Ward, Versailles; three sisters, Sarah Duncan, Versailles, Gertie Heird, Albany, Ga., and Alice Tracy, Frankfort; seven grandchildren;

and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. William Marcum. Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tony Ward, Craig Carter, Jesse Carter, Allen Tracy, John Paul, and Rick Maness.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.


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