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Versailles, Ky.


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January 13, 2005



Alice B. Gumm Carroll, 102, of Nicholasville, widow of Henderson Carroll, died Tuesday Jan. 11, 2005, at her home.

The daughter of Edward and Alice Gumm, she was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Survivors include three children, Martha Holman, Versailles, Leon Carroll, Jessamine County, and Betty Drury, Nicholasville; 10 grandchildren, Kent Carroll, Jan Martin Carroll, Jerry Carroll, David Carroll, Jeff Carroll, Tommy Holman, Harry Holman, Ricky Drury, Mike Drury, and Steve Drury; and several great and great-great grandchildren. Three children, Edward, Ruth and Cecil Carroll, and a grandchild, Terry Drury, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at Betts & West Funeral Home by the Rev. Dwayne Brewer and the Rev. Bobby Becknell. Burial will be in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Jeff and David Carroll, Ricky, Mike, Steve and Jason Drury.

Donations may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

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Maggie J. Dialls, 77, of Versailles, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Survivors include a son, Darnell Dialls ; a daughter, Nancy Blackford; a sister, Sarah Mundy; five grandchildren, Kimberly, Sherese, Therese, Darnell, and Larry; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Lexington. Burial was in Cove Haven Cemetery. Percell & Sons Funeral Home of Elizabethtown was in charge of arrangements.

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Harry T. "Pie Cake" Howard, 58, of Lexington, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late John Andrew Howard and Eleanor Martin Howard. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Georgetown, and a 30-year employee of Kuhlman Electric.

Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia Howard; a granddaughter, Cameron Howard; two sisters, Stella Hogan and Roxana Abraham; a brother, James Howard; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church by the Rev. Robert Morton. John T. Hawkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Ella Blair Kyle, 83, of Lexington, widow of James F. Kyle, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center.

The daughter of the late James and Anna Blair, she was a homemaker and a member of Broadway Christian Church.

Survivors include four sons, James W. Kyle, Versailles, Lawrence Kyle, Lawrenceburg, Jack Kyle, Lexington, and Thomas Kyle, Lexington; two daughters, Mary Kern, Nicholasville, and Martha Kim Buckingham, Winchester; a stepdaughter, Ethel Anderson, Nicholasville; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a sister, Goldie Cornette, Hallie; and a brother, Dennis Blair, Jeremiah. A son, Benny Kyle; six brothers; and two sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Michael Durham, Joe Todd, David Kyle, Pete Kyle, Leo Kern, and Larry Gray. Honorary bearers were Ben Kincer and Greg McCloud.

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Brenda Johnson Linville, 41, of Lexington, wife of Galen Linville, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of Ronald and Sandy Johnson. She was a stallion secretary for Lane’s End Farm.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a sister, Marna Johnson; her grandmother, Lucille Johnston; and her mother and father-in-law, Ira and Gladys Linville.

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or to Golf Fore the Cure, Georgetown, KY 40324.

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Herbert Sharp, 34, of 282 High Street, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005.

He was the son of Ell Ray Sharp and Annie Bell Long Sharp.

Survivors include three brothers, Lewis, Theodore, and Omar Sharp, all of Versailles; two sisters, Christine Blades, Versailles, and Lillie Price, Lexington.

The body was cremated; there were no services or visitation.

The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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