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January 20, 2005

 

Baumohl

Arthur A. Baumohl, 78, of Lexington, husband of Jane W. Baumohl, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at Kenton Health Care Center.

Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Samuel and Rose Baumohl. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan and served in the U.S. Navy during the latter part of World War II. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1952 with a degree in geology, and obtained a master's degree in history. He moved to Lexington in 1954, and worked in the editorial department of The Thoroughbred Record before becoming assistant to J.A. Estes, former editor of The Blood-Horse magazine. In 1961 and 1962, he was the advertising director for the Daily Racing Form, Lexington Division. He formed his own thoroughbred advertising agency, Colin Advertising, with partner, Ercel Ellis, in 1962. From 1954 to 1972, he conducted a daily radio program, Post Time, reporting race results and thoroughbred news for WLAP radio. From 1962 to 1972, he called the feature race of the day at Keeneland Race Course during the spring and fall meets for WLAP radio. He bred and owned thoroughbreds, including broodmares and stallion shares, for more than 30 years. He was a co-breeder of more than 15 thoroughbred stakes winners. For several years, he worked with his nephew, Rick Trontz, of Hopewell Farm. He was a member of the Thoroughbred Club of America, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and the Wildcat Investment Association.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Chris Baumohl, Huntsville, Ala.; a daughter, Susan Lanthorn, Lexington; three grandsons, David Baumohl, and Mason and Carter Lanthorn; a sister, Gladys Trontz, Yorba Linda, Calif.; a niece, Shelley Kwait, Anaheim, Calif.; and two nephews, Jeff Trontz, Yorba Linda, Calif., and Rick Trontz, Midway.

No service was conducted. Private inurnment was at the Lexington Cemetery. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

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Blackwood

Thomas W. Blackwood, 71, of Versailles, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Born Aug. 3, 1933, in Ansonia, Conn., he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Gallagher Blackwood. He was a salesman for Roth Steel Company in Cleveland, Ohio. He was inducted into the Ansonia High School Basketball Hall of Fame, a former high school and college basketball official, an avid golfer, and a former member of the Spring Valley Country Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Edmiston, Fort Mitchell; a son, Scott Blackwood, Versailles; three grandsons, Reed, Ross, and Samuel Edmiston; and his former wife, Jan Blackwood.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Southland Christian Church by the Rev. Gary Black. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to Hospice Care Center, 1 St. Joseph Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

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Christian

Velva Lucretia “Grannie Red” Christian, 74, of Georgetown, wife of Claude E. Christian, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Georgetown Community Hospital after a long illness.

Born Feb. 27, 1930, in Ranger, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Jefferson Davis and Wynona A. Keyser Vance. She was a 1947 graduate of Guyan Valley High School in West Virginia, and attended Marshall University. She was an avid fisher woman, quilter and University of Kentucky basketball fan.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Wilma Courtney, Midway; two sons, Joe†Christian, Georgetown, and Christopher Lee Christian, Lexington; five grandsons, Edwin Jody Courtney, Jefferson Courtney, John Courtney, Timmy Christian, and Gregg Christian; a sister, Dorothy Chaffin, Tucson, Ariz.; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Eight sisters and brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at the Tucker, Yocum &†Wilson Funeral Home. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jody, Jeff, John, Cody, and Christopher Courtney; Carl Collins Jr., and Chris and Timmy Christian. Honorary bearers were†Carl Collins, Jake Courtney, and Brad and Jake Mullins.

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Crockett

David Crockett, 62, of 368 Dunroven Drive, husband of Aletta Quisenberry Crockett, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at his home.

Born in Lynn, Mass., he was the son of Ellen Anne Cleary Crockett of Dry Ridge and the late Harold L. Crockett. He was a retired 30-year employee of OSRAM Sylvania, a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, a U. S. Army veteran and former reservist.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Cheri Crockett, Ft. Worth, Texas; five sons, Frank Rob Crockett, Amarillo, Texas, Eric Robinson and David G. Crockett, Lawrenceburg, and Kevin Crockett and Rex Robinson, Versailles; three sisters, Lois Blades, Debbie Lower, Williamsburg, and Ellen Hall, Dry Ridge; two brothers, Harold “Babe” Crockett, Jekyll Island, Ga., and Tim Crockett, Frankfort; and seven grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Wes Noss. Entombment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Casket bearers were Wayne Quisenberry, Bob Quisenberry, Tim Downey, Ken Rock, Robin Stamper, and Seldon Watkins. Honorary bearers were J. T. Blades, Randell Lower, Eagle Garner, Bruce Cole, Lewis Gifford, and Lee Hendricks.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or to the New Hope Baptist Church, Versailles.

 

Graves

Paul T. Graves, 82, of Paris, husband of Betty Duncan Graves, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at his residence.

Born Feb. 24, 1922, in Fleming County, he was the son of the late Ray Richard and Julia Clark Graves. He was a retired employee of Farmers Supply and Weatherly Consumer Products, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a deacon emeritus at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was an avid fisherman and trap shooter.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Larry T. Graves, Lawrenceburg, David R. Graves, Versailles, Stephen P. Graves, Glen Burnie, Md., and John M. Graves, Paris; two daughters, Janet G. Gossell, Lancaster, Ohio, and Leisa G. Barker, Lexington; a niece, Charlotte Waugh, Bourbon County; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several cousins. A sister, Wyline "Jack" Waugh, and a grandson, Zachary Thomas Graves, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at the First Christian Church by the Rev. Jeff Bell. Interment was in Evergreen Memory Gardens. Casket bearers were his grandsons, Jonathan Graves, Michael Graves, Jacob Barker, Travis Graves, Jared Graves, Aaron Graves, and Jordan Gossell. Honorary bearers were his granddaughters, Meagan D. White, Kellyn Barker and Gracie Barker. Hinton-Turner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the First Christian Church Memorial Fund.

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Raybourn

Honey Lee Raybourn, 71, of Versailles, wife of Robert Lee Raybourn, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at her home.

Well known in central Kentucky for her interest in miniatures, she was the owner of a miniature shop in Versailles for over 18 years, was the founder of the Bluegrass Miniature Society 25 years ago, and was a member of the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts. Born in Harlan County, she was the daughter of the late Fred Martin and Eloise Christine Arthur Jones. She had attended both Cumberland College and the University of Kentucky, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Melinda Lee Lloyd, Lewisberry, Pa., and Carole Ann Raybourn, Conyers, Ga.; a son, Robert Thomas Raybourn, Lexington; two grandsons, Braxton Coleman Payne IV and Andrew Robert Raybourn Payne, both of Georgia; and a special son, Timothy F. Middleton.

A memorial service was conducted Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Honorary bearers were Danny Dawson, Steve Osborne, Tim Middleton, Haywood Alves, Greg Leigh, and Nalis Giles.

Contributions in her memory are encouraged to a charity of one's choice.

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Ryley

Hester Simpson Ryley, 77, of Stout Avenue, wife of Kenneth R. Ryley, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005.

Born in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Flournoy and Norma Taylor Simpson, and was a member of the Versailles Presbyterian Church. She had been a clerk in medical administration at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five daughters, Norma Kiser, Florence Knight Johns, Betty Poynter, and Letitia Williams, all of Versailles, and Lynda L. Ryley, Chicago, Ill.; six grandchildren, Stephanie Mahevich, Washington, D.C., Charlotte Rohrer, Colorado Springs, Colo., Kenna Burt, Charleston, S.C., Kenneth Johns, Shelby Williams, and Lucas Williams, all of Versailles; a great-granddaughter, Maddie Burt; a brother, Robert Flournoy Simpson II, Nicholasville; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at the Versailles Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Melissa Sevier. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Earl Poynter, Nils Kiser, Kenneth Johns, Mark Williams, David Burt, Ron Smith, and Rich Mahevich. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or a favorite charity.

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Sauer

Earl Francis Sauer Sr., 82, of 173 Peachtree Road, husband of JoAnn Hill Sauer, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Newport, he was a son of the late Earl Valentine and Helen Backus Sauer and was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.†He was a retired salesman for Champion Building Products for over 30 years, was a U. S. Air Force veteran and served during World War II. He was a long time member and past president of the Lexington Salesman’s Club, was a past member of the Woodford Hills Country Club, and was an employee of Keeneland for the past 10 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Betty Carpenter, Cincinnati; three sons, Earl F. Sauer Jr., Ft. Myers, Fla., Charles John Sauer, Lexington, and Theodore Paul Sauer, Lexington; three stepchildren, Douglas Neal Thorndale, Lexington, David Scott Thorndale, Japan, and Donna Jo Thorndale, California; three grandchildren, Christine Nicole Sauer, Taylor Casey Sauer, and Helen Karrick Sauer; three step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. His first wife, A. Christine Sauer, and a brother, Paul Sauer, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment will follow at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Theodore Sauer, Charles Sauer, Earl Sauer Jr., Doug Thorndale, David Dean, Jack Dean, and Jack Carpenter. Honorary bearers will be Howard McKenzie, Bob Moore, Bob Mitchell, Ikey Blackburn, Roy Mullins, Harry Dean, and Joe Kirk.

 

Sharp

Herbert Sharp, 74, of 282 High Street, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005.

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

Survivors include his companion of 27 years, Rainey Watts; 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.

 

Wynn

Ronnie Lee Wynn, 50, of Georgetown, husband of Ella Murray Wynn, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Georgetown Community Hospital.

Born May 21, 1954, in Georgetown, he was the son of Nancy Jane Bradford Wynn, Midway, and the late William Bell Wynn Sr. He was a graduate of Woodford County High School. He was a lifelong farmer, member of the Cattlemen's Association, and was a master cattleman. He was a member, deacon and piano player for Great Crossing Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Amanda Virginia Wynn, Georgetown; a sister, Nancy Katherine Wynn, Midway; a brother, William B. (Rusty) Wynn Jr., Lexington; and a number of nieces and nephews including his nephew, Taylor Wynn.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at the Great Crossings Baptist Church by the Rev. Ray Roach and the Rev. Ira McMillen. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ted Holland, Earl Isaacs, Keith Kenley, Shawn Lee, Jerry Wachter, and Trevor Wachter. Honorary bearers were Bob Bradford, Tom Bradford, Bud Devers, Bennie Duff, Billy Gaunce, Gene Gaunce, Jimmy Gaunce, J.D. Hoskins, Gov. Brereton Jones, Libby Jones, Russell Lewis, Lee Meadors, Raleigh Naugle, Hilma Pierce, Jim Pritchard, Jim Swinford, Ralph Swinford, Daryle Varner, Charles Wachter Jr., Taylor Wynn, and the deacons of Great Crossing Baptist Church. The Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 436 Kingswood Street, Lexington, KY 40511.

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Wilson

James "J.B." Dorsey Wilson II, 52, of Frankfort, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at his home after a sudden illness.

Born May 20, 1952, in Frankfort, he was the son of Dollie S. Wilson, Frankfort, and the late James Dorsey Wilson. He was the supervisor and manager at Lakeview Park.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Hollie Wilson, Frankfort; a sister, Jane Grant, Columbia; two brothers, Eugene Wilson, Versailles, and John Wilson, Frankfort; a granddaughter, Cameron Wilson; an uncle, Max M. Smith, Frankfort; a niece, Autumn Wilson; and three nephews, Ross Grant, Noah Wilson, and Johnny Wilson.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road by Dr. John Chenault. Casket bearers were Johnny Wilson, Noah Wilson, Ross Grant, Brad Abbott, Johnny Roberts, and Larry VanHoose. Honorary bearers were Howard G. Wise, Rich Resinger, David Johnson, Alfred Carter, David Darnell, Johnny Hudson, Gary Hippe, Jerry Gardner, Lowell Barnett, Boonie Walls, Clinton Tupts, Woody Woodside, Larry Thomas, Al Manns, and Dick Greenwell.

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