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January 17, 2013



William Lee Dale Sr., 77, of Versailles, husband of Ouida Dale, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late William Lee Sr. and Kathleen Jelf Dale and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He had retired from IBM as a senior quality control analyst.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by two daughters, Leeah Brumback, Versailles, and Susan (Craig) Combs, Cincinnati; three sons, Billy (Pam) Dale, Versailles, John (Humaira) Dale, Versailles, and Phillip Dale, Louisville; a sister, Linda (Gary) Moore, Frankfort; two brothers, Jerry (Joyce) Dale, Versailles, and Jimmy (Kathy) Dale, Florida; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Pat Eaves and Marilyn Armstrong, and two grandsons, Steven Darrell Brumback and John Luke Dale, are deceased.

A funeral Mass was conducted Wednesday, Jan. 16, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Dan Noll. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. His grandchildren were casket bearers.

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Harold Ray Duncan Jr., 45, of Hurricane, W.Va., formerly of Versailles, husband of Ali Duncan, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in West Virginia.

Born in Versailles, he was employed as the director of pharmacy at Highland Hospital in Charleston, W.Va. He was a 1992 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, completed his doctorate in pharmacy at Shenandoah University, and his MBA from Strayer University. He was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Hurricane, W.Va., and served as a deacon. He was an avid UK basketball fan, member of the UK Alumni Association, and a soccer coach.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Alexis Duncan and Austin Duncan, both of Hurricane, W.Va.; his parents, Ray Sr. and Irene Duncan, Versailles; a brother, Chad (Dawn) Duncan, Lawrenceburg; a niece, Carley Duncan; and a nephew, Connor Duncan.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 12, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Ron McClung and the Rev. Dr. Jeffery Johnson. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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Janice Eaves Lovett Hailey, 60, of Hornbeak, Tenn., widow of Larry Lovett and Michael Hailey, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.

Born Oct. 27, 1952, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Hamilton and Rebecca Baber Eaves. She was a registered nurse and a member of Troy United Methodist Church, Troy, Tenn.

Survivors include her twin daughters, Rebecca Hailey, Hornbeak, Tenn., and Krista Hodges, Jacksonville, N.C.; her great-aunt, Jo Ann Tate, who raised her, of Frankfort; a brother, Gary Lee Eaves; three half-sisters, Sue Griffith, Auburndale, Fla., and Deenie Neal and Tammy Pope, both of Versailles; and four grandchildren, Brian Michael and Hunter Hailey, and Isaac and Isabella Hodges.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 5, at Troy United Methodist Church by the Rev. Judd Mowery. Burial was in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Troy, Tenn.



Warren M. McKnight, 63, of Versailles, husband of Donna McKnight, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home.

Born in Canton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Warren Lee and Beatrice Mae Applegarth McKnight. He was a 1968 graduate of Woodford County High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was the co-owner of Office Centre Plus, and had retired from L & N Glass.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Warren Michael (Donna) McKnight, Lawrenceburg; three daughters, Julie (Paul) Hudson, Nonesuch, Paula (Glenn) Smith, Lawrenceburg, and Emily McKnight, Crescent Springs; a stepdaughter, Ann C. (Asim) Malik, Lexington; two brothers, Dr. Thomas (Sue) McKnight, Niceville, Fla., and Charles McKnight, Cleveland, Ohio; and 14 grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Joe Collins. Burial with military honors was held Tuesday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Paul Hudson, Cory Routt, Asim Malik, Keith Littrell, Glenn Smith, and Alex Batz. Honorary bearers were Bob Dawson, Ron Fulton, and Jacob Routt.

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James "Jimmy" McMichael III, 36, of Nicholasville, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.

Born Feb. 14,1976, in Frankfort, he was the son of the late James McMichael Jr. and Barbara Satterly Stewart. He was employed at Pilkington Global (formerly L-N Glass), Versailles.

Survivors include three children, Alexis McMichael and James McMichael IV, both of Frankfort, and Lily McMichael, Nicholasville; and three sisters, Angie Fitzgerald, Versailles, and Barbie Fitzgerald and Melissa Hildreth, both of North Carolina.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Casket bearers were Marc Burgess, James Black, Michael Hardin, Brent Hardin, Paul Thornton, and Roy Johnson.

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Nathaniel "Nat" Pruitt, 92, of Lexington, widower of Mary Jane Tucker Pruitt, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.

Born Nov. 20, 1920, in Paint Lick, he was the son of the late Elijah and Margaret Mooney Pruitt. He was a self employed horse trainer and a member of the Keeneland Association. He was also a member of South Elkhorn Baptist Church for over 70 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy A. (Don) Lunsford, Cynthiana; a brother, Virgil Pruitt, Nicholasville; a grandson, Donald Gene (Jennifer) Lunsford, Cynthiana; and two great-grandsons, Dillion Cahill Lunsford and Lukas McCray Lunsford. A brother and a sister are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 17, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Curtis Coots. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers will be Donald Gene Lunsford, Dillon Lunsford, Curtis Coots, Donnie Closterman, Billy Barker and Terry Lunsford. Honorary bearers will be the senior adult Sunday school class of South Elkhorn Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service today.

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Margaret Scully Schwendeman, 82, of Lexington, widow of Gerald J. Schwendeman, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at her home.

Born Sept, 5, 1930, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Tillie Kearney and Martin J. Scully. She was a 1948 graduate of St. Catharineís Academy and a life-time member of St. Paulís Catholic Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Michele (Ken) Vicini, Meghan (Joe) Thompson, Judy Spencer, and Jennifer (Darrell) Douglas; three sons, Jerry (Pam) Schwendeman, Nick (Lynda) Schwendeman, and Fr. Danny Schwendeman, all of Lexington; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Judy S. Moore, Lexington; and a brother, Timothy C. Scully, Lexington. Three brothers, John K., Martin J., and Donald B. Scully, and a sister, Annelle Scully, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 15, at St. Paulís Catholic Church by Fr. Danny Schwendeman and Fr. John Curtis. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Her grandsons served as casket bearers. Milward-Broadway, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to the St. Leo Parish Building Fund, 295 Huntertown Road, Versailles, KY 40383, or the American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222.

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