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January 20, 2011

 

Barnett

Marjorie E. "Mamaw" Smyth Barnett, 93, of Lexington, widow of Leon G. Barnett, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Born April 23, 1917, in Lee County, she was the daughter of the late Randa and Roxie Combs Smyth. She was a 1935 graduate of Lee County High School and 1937 graduate of Lees Junior College. After graduation she taught at Beattyville Elementary for five years. She was manager of the Bryan Station High School cafeteria from 1958 to 1982, when she retired. In 2007 she was inducted into the Bryan Station Hall of Distinction and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Steve (Peggy) Barnett, Versailles; three grandchildren, Beth Feeback (Robert), Versailles, Lisa Congleton (Larry), St. Augustine, Fla., and Stephen Barnett, Lexington; three great-grandchildren, Trey and Kayla Congleton and Ashley Feeback; a brother, Melvin Smyth, Richmond; and many nieces and nephews. Five brothers, Emmitt, Coral, Johnny, Franklin, and Wayne Smyth; and three sisters, Nettie Smyth, Dorothy Noland, and Lois Brandenburg, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Milward-Southland, Lexington. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Larry and Trey Congleton, George and Lincoln Day, James William Dunahoo Jr., Robert Feeback, Will Jones, and Kenny Noland.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, attn: Hospice Care Center, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Fox

Mary Walker Fox, 90, of Versailles, widow of Harold D. Fox, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011.

She was the daughter of the late George B. and Rilda Walker.

Survivors include a nephew, Kent B. (Patricia) Queen, Versailles, a sister-in-law, Rosemary Fox (Don) Fister, Lexington, a nephew, Stephen Fox; two great-nephews, Matthew (Laura) Cole and Andrew J. (Becky) Cole; and a great-great-niece, Reagan J. Cole.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Gormley

Paul Jude Gormley, 81, of Lexington, husband of Mary Elizabeth Stanfield Gormley, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011.

A native of Versailles, he was the son of the late James Rogers Sr. and Berla Jane Isaacs Gormley. A sales representative for Crown Royal, he worked at Keeneland following retirement. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Mary Queen Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Jane (Steve) Gulley; two stepchildren, Helen Irene Daugherty and David Sherwood Daugherty; a sister, Christine Alice (Dan) Newman; two brothers, John Benjamin Gormley and James Rogers Anthony Gormley Jr.; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Polly, Emily Trowbridge, John Trowbridge, Jenna Gulley, and Will Gulley, three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Jane Wilma Roe, and a stepdaughter, Phyllis Leigh Bailey, are deceased.

A funeral Mass was conducted Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church by the Rev. Dan Noll. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Milward-Southland, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Hatton

Margaret Louise Littrell Hatton, 88, of Versailles, widow of Charley Hatton, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011.

Born Dec. 27, 1922, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Stella Rebecca Richardson Littrell. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Hatton Duncil Long; and a grandson, Ronald Travis Duncil Long.

Graveside services were conducted Friday, Jan. 14, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by Chaplain Chuck Ellestad. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Hockett

Willis Ray Hockett, 81, of Versailles, husband of Maggie Hockett, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011.

Born Sept. 11, 1929, in Pikeville, he was the son of the late James Craig and Haley Thacker Hockett. He was an electrical foreman for Sylvania and a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was also a member of Pinckard Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jim (Brooke) Hockett, Texas, and Dewayne (Rhonda) Coleman, Lexington; four grandchildren, Margo (Jamie) Biggs, Jarrod Hockett, Dillon Hockett, and Trevor Hockett; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor Biggs and Jacob Biggs.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Brad Caudill. Burial will follow at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jim Hockett, Dewayne Coleman, Jamie Biggs, Jarrod Hockett, Dillon Hockett, and Trevor Hockett. Honorary bearers will be Barbara and Floyd Roark, Bobby and Pat Flora, David Nichols, Bob Rader, Phil Cloyd, Adam Alexander, Dr. C. Dale Goodin, Kay Luckett, Terri Routt, and Larry Charles. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 20, at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Kincaid

Mildred (Neal) Kincaid, 79, of Lexington, widow of Charles E. Kincaid, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011.

Born Aug. 9, 1931, she was a native of Woodford County and the daughter of the late Ed and Belva Neal.

Survivors include a son, Roger "Buddy" Kincaid Sr. (Linda); four grandchildren, Roger (Kathy) Kincaid Jr., Jackie Kincaid, Teresa Brown, and Tammy (Wayne) Rogers; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild, all of Versailles; three step-grandchildren, Johnny, Timmy, and Mike; several step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Susie Stokley, Lexington, and Juanita Nichols, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews. A stepdaughter, Peggy Sams; and a step-grandson, Ronnie Sams, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Kerr Brothers, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, by Bro. Ernest Wilcher. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Roger Kincaid Jr., Jackie Kincaid, Wayne Rogers, Jimmy Harris, Devon Brown, and Darrell Harris. Honorary bearers were Tiffany Rogers, Jessica and Amanda Kincaid.

 

Kjelland

Richard Darrell Kjelland, 74, of Fargo, N.D., died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, Fargo, N.D., of complications due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Born Sept. 15, 1936, in Valley City, N.D., he was the son of Lloyd and Edna (Teare) Kjelland. He graduated from Fargo Central High School where he excelled in several sports. A football scholarship to NDSU was cut short after a serious car accident. He eventually graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. He served in the U.S. Air Force as Airman First Class at the USAF Keesler Hospital, Biloxi, Miss. He worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Ft. Totten, N.D., and the Bureau of Prisons, Leavenworth, Kan., and Lexington. He also worked as a nursing home administrator and an over-the-road truck driver before retiring in Fargo.

Survivors include three children: Bob (Kim) Kjelland, Versailles, Lynda (Ron) Giles, Lexington, and Sandi (Frank) Wilson, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, Nicole (Stephen) Martin, Versailles, Brittany (Daniel) Phelps, Versailles, and Lauren, Nathaniel, and Samuel Wilson, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; and four great-grandchildren, Elijah and Kylie Martin and Kate and John Phelps, Versailles.

A graveside memorial service will be held in the summer 2011 in Fargo, N.D. Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Rocha

Ezequiel Rocha Sr., 68, a Versailles resident for the past 11 years, husband of Belem Silva Rocha, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at his home.

Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, he was the son of the late Trinidad Rocha and Apolinar Cantero Rocha. He was a broodmare groom and employee of Lane’s End Farm in Versailles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Maria del Refugio Rocha Silva (Ernesto Uvario Rumirez), Mexico; a son, Ezequiel Rocha Jr. (Juana Flores Lopez Rocha), Versailles; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted Sunday, Jan. 16, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

 

Thompson

Patsy G. Thompson, 80, of Versailles, widow of John Gibson Thompson, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.

Born Sept. 16, 1930, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of the late Darsie Dale Gill and Rebecca Pearl Smith Gill.

Survivors include two sons, Rusty(Martha) Thompson and Jeff(Jill) Thompson, Versailles; a stepson, John R.(Dru) Thompson, Versailles; a sister, Virginia Anderson, Carrollton; seven grandchildren, Sean Ryan and Brianna Skye Clark, Travis, Seth, Benjamin, Ella and Christian Thompson.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Dr. Wesley Noss and the Rev. Mike Lehman. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Don Lawrence, Joe D. Lawrence, Ben Crain, Robert Richardson, Jimmie Smith and Charles Smith. Honorary bearers were Kenny Houston, Perry Hartley, J. Henry Duncan, Cecil Clark, Ron Dennis, Bobby Payton, and Mike Duckworth.

Memorial contributions may be made to a church or charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Willoughby

Edith "Edie" Willoughby, 49, of Winchester, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of Bobby and Barbara Wilson of Versailles. \

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a daughter, Laura Kay Gross, Lexington; a son, Nolan Douglas Willoughby, Winchester; seven sisters, Susan Wilson Dellarosa, Lexington, Vickie Wilson, Burke, Va., Debbie Jones, Bardwell, Bobbye Ayres, Lexington, Donna Hardy, Sanford, Maine, Brenda Faust, Lexington, and Kim Wright, Columbus, Ind.; a special aunt and uncle, Fran and Jim Williams, Lexington; her grandmother, Corinne Whittaker, Lexington; and two cousins, Brian and Brad Williams, Lexington.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 17, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

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

 

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