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January 22, 2004

 

Barnes

Eugene Barnes, 62, of Lawrenceburg, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at the home of his stepmother.

Born Oct. 19, 1941 in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Orville Barnes. He was a janitor for Quebecor World in Versailles for 20 years.

Survivors include his stepmother, Marcella Barnes Phipps, Anderson County; a stepsister, Cheryl Nally, New Haven; a stepbrother, Roger Smith, Frankfort; and four step-nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by Pastor Joe Gay. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Beatty

Mary Ann Beatty, 52, of Versailles, daughter of Edna Mae Beatty and the late Joseph Beatty Sr., died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at the Sunbridge Health Care Center.

She was a member of New Vine Baptist Church, Fort Springs. In addition to her mother, she is survived by three brothers, Joseph Jr., Michael, and Jeffrey Beatty; two nephews, Jeffrey Jr. and Justin; two nieces, Angela and Tiffany; six aunts; five uncles; and several cousins.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at New Vine Baptist Church by the Rev. S.T. Peoples. Burial was in the Fort Springs Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Home of Versailles was in charge of arrangements.

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Bradley

Lillian G. “Ikie” Bradley, 81, of Frankfort, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Shy and Emma Ellen Howard Gardner. She was retired from the Singer Company and was a member of the Millville Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Shy Bradley and Susan Bradley Davis, both of Frankfort; three sisters, Flora Violet Knight, Millville, Joyce Nash and Edyth Harrod, both of Frankfort; and three grandchildren.

Private family services were held Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Eddie Knight, Barry Knight, Scott Gardner, Glen Davis, and Joe Carter. Honorary bearers were her grandchildren, Amy Shy Smith, Jennifer Suzann Robinson, and Andrew Carter. Rogers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Darnell

Virginia Goldie Banks Sewell Darnell, 77, of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of Frankfort, wife of David E. Darnell, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee.

Born Dec. 12, 1926, in Wolfe County, she was the daughter of the late Laura Faulkner and Nathan W. Banks. She was a former nurses’ aide at the Frankfort Mental Hospital. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Frankfort, and a member of the VFW Franklin County Post #4075 and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Frankfort.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Connie Marks, Louisville; three sons, John Nathan Sewell, Frankfort, Billy J. Sewell, Scott County, and James N. Sewell, Woodford County; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Pauline Eis, Frankfort; three stepdaughters, Deborah Alice Campbell, Lois Jean Sutton, and Katherine Marie Bailey, all of Lawrenceburg; three stepsons, David A. Darnell, Lawrence Eugene Darnell, and Dan Thomas Darnell, all of Frankfort; 15 step-grandchildren; and two step-great grandchildren. Her first husband, James Newton Sewell; a daughter, Sharon Lewis; and a stepson, Dale Robert Darnell, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by Bro. Jerry Dedman. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the VFW Franklin County Post #4075, 104 East Second Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Ford

 Ruby E. Ford, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Rosa Lee Nichols Ford. She was a life long member of the Troy Presbyterian Church and was a retired registered nurse. She graduated from the St. Joseph School of Nursing in Lexington and served in the U. S. Army as a lieutenant colonel. She was a recipient of the Army Battle Star as a result of service in Guam. Her service included tours of duty in Guam and at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Following World War II, she worked as a nurse for the Veterans Administration hospitals in the Panama Canal Zone, Florida, Texas, and in Louisville. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Survivors include a nephew, Clinton H. Newman II, Woodford County; and a great nephew, Clinton H. Newman III, Brooklyn, N.Y. Two sisters, Gladys Ford Newman of Woodford County and Edith Alexander of Carlisle, and a brother, Hiram Ford of Dayton, Ohio, are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at the Troy Presbyterian Church in Woodford County by the Rev. David Duggan. Interment with military honors was at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Robert E. Moore Jr., Robert Wilson Jr., Ben Wilson, John May, William May, Glenn Mackie, Rick Coffey, and Larry Snyder. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Troy Presbyterian Church, 11021 Troy Pike, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Friddle

James Frederick “Fred” Friddle, 61, of Cynthiana, formerly of Georgetown and Versailles, husband of Yolanda “Loni” Woyak Friddle, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

A native of Greensboro, N.C., he was the son of the late James Howard and Thelma O’Quinn Friddle. He was a retired Lexmark employee, a member of the Catholic faith, and an active volunteer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, James Eric Friddle, Versailles, and John Kevin Friddle, Georgetown; a daughter, Darcy Shepard, Georgetown; three granddaughters, Kari Elise and Katlyn Michelle Friddle, and Savannah Marie Shepherd; and a sister, Beryl Looney, Ruskin, Fla.

Memorial services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Johnson’s Funeral Home by the Rev. Scott Cox.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to a church or charity of one’s choice.

 

Hammel

Edward L. Hammel, 62, of Winchester, formerly of Lexington, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at his residence.

Born in Newport, he was the son of the late George "Eddie" and Edith P. Watkins Hammel. He was the retired owner and operator of Mobile Home Transport Service. A United States Air Force veteran, he was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and a former member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Hammel, McMinnville, Tenn., and Mark Hammel, Winchester; a daughter, Susan Blanton, Eubank; fiancÈ, Ruby Patrick, Winchester; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two sisters, Elaine Roe, Lexington, and Deanna Bivona, Versailles; an aunt, Mae Breeze, Lexington; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members. A daughter, Dawn M. Hammel DeBord, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street by Bro. Foy Back and Bro. Larry Patrick. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 2201 Regency Road, Ste. 401, Lexington, KY 40503, or the American Cancer Society, 160 Moore Drive, Ste. 201, Lexington, KY 40503.

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Hancock

J. Andrew Hancock, 80, of Lexington, widower of Ann M. Hancock, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at his residence.

Born in Midway, he was the son of the late Joe and Ada Belle Thompson Hancock. He was the retired owner of Frank McMullen Florist and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Randy Hancock, Lexington; and four grandchildren, Mary Kathryn, Andrew, Brian and Bethann Hancock, all of Lexington.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St. by his nephew, Greg Hancock. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

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

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Mason

Ada Belle Curtis Mason, 89, of Stamping Ground, widow of Oscar Mason, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at the Dover Manor Nursing Home in Georgetown following a long illness.

A native of Scott County, she was the daughter of the late Richard Harvey Curtis and Fannie Wright Curtis. She was a homemaker and a member of Caesarea Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Rodney G. Mason and Gerald D. Mason, both of Stamping Ground; two daughters, Carlene Goebel, Midway, and Lillian Rogers, Frankfort; a brother, R.H. Curtis, Stamping Ground; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Glenda Pickett, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home in Stamping Ground by Bro. John Hopkins. Casket bearers were Jimmy Richardson, Tommy Curtis, Jack Willoughby Jr., Michael Pence, Jeremy Rogers, and Matt Elam.

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McCauley

Charles Preston McCauley, 94, of Versailles, a retired businessman and farmer and lifelong resident of the community, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Mr. McCauley was a former co-owner of McCauley Brothers Seed Company, which was founded in 1938, and was a buyer in the purchasing department at the University of Kentucky. A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Cline Graham and Maud Dale McCauley, and was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He served in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was married for 39 years to Mary Lancaster Henderson McCauley, who died in 1986. He later married Mary Rose Joseph McCauley who also is deceased.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Greathouse, Versailles, Susan DeGroote and Sarah M. Burris, Wilmington, N.C.; six grandchildren, Jennie D. Duncan, Meg G. Hughes, Jeff DeGroote, Katherine G. Boldizsar, Robert Burris, and Preston Burris; and three great grandchildren, Aubrey Bales, Mason Duncan, and Austin Duncan.

A memorial service was conducted Monday, Jan. 19, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford County Historical Society, 121 Rose Hill, Versailles, KY. 40383, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY. 40601, or to a charity of one’s choice.

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Stacy

Dorcas Stacy, 65, of Versailles, widow of Jack Stacy, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Bourbon Community Hospital in Paris.

Born in Georgetown, she was the daughter of the late Buford and Dorothy Williams Works. She was a retired employee of Arrowmark Uniform Services and was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Stacy Myers, Lexington; a brother, Charles Works, Lexington; two nieces, Karen Craycraft and Janet Williford; three nephews, Kenny Williams, Billy Works, and David Works. A brother, Fredrick Williams, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Marcus Lynn. Interment will follow at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Chris Myers, Sam Craycraft, Billy Works, David Works, B. J. Works, and Jerry Ruby.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY. 40601.

 

Zeigenfuse

John A. Zeigenfuse, 86, of Georgetown, husband of Elizabeth Wells Zeigenfuse, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at the Georgetown Health Care Center.

Born on Dec. 7, 1917, in Shamokin, Pa., he was the son of Irvin Robert and Barbara Kature Reed Zeigenfuse. He as a member of the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a retired sheet metal worker, a member and elder emeritus of the Oxford Christian Church, where he also served as treasurer for six years and as the Sunday school superintendent. He was a member of the American Legion Post #24, was active with the Boy Scouts for 35 years and was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Robert M. Zeigenfuse, Versailles, and Irene K. Zeigenfuse, Dallas, Texas; a stepson, Victor Alan Colvin, Georgetown; grandchildren, Jason, Erin, and Adrianne Crandall, all of Dallas, Texas; a special granddaughter, Melissa Kay Colvin; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at the Tucker, Yocum &†Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. E. Susan Ellis. Burial will be in the Battle Grove Cemetery of Cynthiana. Casket bearers will be Danny Perkins, John Metheny, John McKenney, Jerry Martin, Randy Power, and Charles Garnett. Honorary bearers will be Sam Isbell, C.A. Garnett, elders and deacons of Oxford Christian Church, American Legion, and the Sheet Metal Workers members.

Memorials may be made to the Oxford Christian Church Building Fund, Hospice of the Bluegrass, or the Bluegrass Council B.S.A.

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