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January 15, 2004



 Lewis W. Hackney Jr. 76, of Louisville, native and former resident of Versailles, a retired Boland-Maloney Company employee, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004.

The son of the late Lewis W. Sr. and Bettie Carlton Hackney, he was a U. S. Army veteran having served in the occupational forces in Europe following World War II, was a member of American Legion Zachary Taylor Post #180 in Louisville, a member of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Chorus of Louisville, former member of the Woodford Chorus, sang with the National Champion Barbershop Chorus, and was a lifetime member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Carole Stinson, Louisville; a son, Raymond Wesley Hackney of Richardson, Texas; a sister, Marian E. Heathman, Versailles; a brother, Carlton Hackney, Lexington; two grandchildren, Jimmy Lee Stinson, Leitchfield, and Kenneth Dwight Hackney, Louisville; a great granddaughter, Ashlynn Marie Hackney; and five nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment with military honors was at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tom Hackney, John Hackney, Carl Hackney, Jimmy Lee Stinson, Kenny Hackney, and Jordon Polly.



Paul E. Payton 74, of Nicholasville, husband of Mattie F. Nichols Payton, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004.

Born in Woodford County Dec. 8, 1929, he was the son of the late Walter and Lucille Harlow Payton. He was retired from the UK Hospital.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters Janet Merideth, Susan McCullah, and Belinda Mastin all of Lexington; three stepsons, Raymond Neal, Winchester, Jimmy Neal, Lexington, and Charlie Neal, Boyle County; a sister, Ruth Ann Thompson, Lexington; two brothers, Bobby Payton, Versailles, and Richard Payton, Frankfort; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at the Duell Clark Funeral Chapel by Pastor Ed Nichols. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mr. Paytonís grandsons will serve as casket bearers. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.



Gladys Vance Wilson Terrill, former Embry's employee and widow of John A. Terrill Sr., died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004.

Born in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Willard P. and Almedia Jennings Wilson. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church and the Leewood Homemakers.

She is survived by a daughter and two sons, Betty Jane Terrill Hedlund, Lexington, John "Jack" A. Terrill Jr., Nicholasville, and Ira Carlos Terrill, Louisville; three grandchildren, Scott Terrill, Louisville, Diana McEwan, Jessamine County, and Janet Hovekamp, Woodford County; three great grandchildren, Matthew and Rebecca Hovekamp, and Alexis Frost; one great-great grandson, Isaiah.

Services will be private. W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway is in charge of arrangements. Friends are welcome to Mrs. Terrill's home after 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15.

Memorials may be made to Broadway Christian Church, 187 N. Broadway, Lexington, KY 40507.



Mary D. Williams, 86, of 117 Elm Street, widow of Hardy Williams, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at her residence.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late John and Emma Woodson Clay. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church and was a sitter with the elderly.

Survivors include a sister, Lillie Bell Mosby, Lexington; a niece, Susie Mosby, Lexington; three nephews, John Mosby, Paducah, James Clay Jr. and Wayne Clay, both of Columbus, Ohio; four great nieces; two great nephews; three great-great nieces; two great-great nephews; and numerous cousins.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Floyd Greene and the Rev. Willis Polk. Interment was at the Steele Cemetery. Casket bearers were Pete Washington, Bob Higgins, Scott Jones, Richard Kirtley, John Mosby, and James Clay Jr. Honorary bearers were the deacons of the First Baptist Church.

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


Ray Hillard Jr., 45, Brand Street, Midway, Topy Corporation Employee, Frankfort, died Fri., Jan. 9, 2004 of injuries from an automobile accident. Survivors include his fianc»e Betty Gibbons, Midway, his father Thomas (Sharon) Hillard Sr., Midway, two daughters Destiny and Jean Ann Hillard, Naperville, IL. three sons Chad Dean Hillard, Brad Gene Hillard, Billy Ray Hillard, Henton, KY., a sister Becky Blevins, Midway, KY, three brothers Rex Hillard, Danville, Jack and Hunter Blevins, Centerville, KY., two Grandchildren Kimmleigh and Aiden Hillard. Preceding him in death was his mother Dora Pittman Hillard. Services 11 am Tues., Jan. 13 at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Visitation from 4-8 pm Mon. Burial in Midway Cemetery. Guestbook at


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