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Versailles, Ky.


 

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January 23, 2003

 

Cline

John P. Cline, 76, of Frankfort, husband of Amelia Campbell Thompson Cline, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A native of Winchester, he was the son of the late Carl and Lillian Shackelford Cline. He was a retired manager of Haven Hill Horse Farm, a member of the North Fork Baptist Church, and was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by eight children, Michael Cline, Versailles, Pete Cline, Harrodsburg, Carolyn T. Hopper, Versailles, Kelly Glass, Georgetown, Larry Thompson, Versailles, Patrick Thompson, Lexington, Judith Trent, Versailles, and Stacey Stephens, Frankfort; three sisters, Joyce Hatfield, Covington, Louise Bolderjack, Illinois, and Helen Ruark, Edgewood; 18 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at the North Fork Baptist Church by the Rev. Jay Stratton. Burial was in the Switzer Cemetery. Casket bearers were William Sellers, Steve Brown, Kenneth Burrus, David Jefferson, David Denton, and John Ethington. Honorary bearers were his grandchildren, Jimmy Cox, Billy Ratliff, and Jimmie Estill. Clark-Sunset Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Engelhardt

Carl F. Engelhardt Jr., 82, of Versailles, husband of Shirley Stanley Stark Engelhardt, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003.

A native of Crestwood, he was the son of the late Carl and Mary Lou Engelhardt. He was a graduate of Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky College of Law, was a member of the Kentucky, Fayette County, and Jefferson County bar associations for 53 years, and was a senior counselor for the Kentucky Bar Association. He was a naval aviator in World War II, serving on the USS Saratoga, and was decorated five times for combat actions.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Richard Elgelhardt, Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Dorothy Conant; a brother, Col. (ret.) Frank Engelhardt; and three grandsons, Christian, Jack Andrew, and Derek Engelhardt. His first wife, Virginia Barnette Engelhardt, and a sister, Marguerite Longley, are deceased.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, Jan..18, 2003, at the First Christian Church, Versailles. Interment of his cremated remains was in Floydsburg Cemetery, Crestwood.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church building fund, the St. Joseph Hospital nursing program, or Hospice of the Bluegrass. Stoess Funeral Home, Crestwood, was in charge of arrangements.

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Gardner

J.V. Gardner, 79, of Ocklawaha, Fla., formerly of Woodford County, husband of Ella F. Gardner, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, in Ocala, Fla.

A native of Butler County, he was the son of the late Hershell R. and Adelia McReynolds Gardner. He was a retired farmer and founder and developer of Sunset Memorial Gardens. He was a member of the Moss Bluff Baptist Church, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the VFW Post #4075.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Taffie Wright, Versailles; three sons, Jerry Gardner, Versailles, Robbie Gardner, Frankfort, and Jim Gardner, Ocala, Fla.; two sisters, Jonell Brown, Leighhigh Acres, Fla., and Dorothy Rosser, Quality; a brother, Mack Gardner, Ocklawaha; and four grandchildren, Bradley and Blake Wright and Catherine and Ethan Gardner.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at the Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial with military honors was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jim Gardner, Jerry Gardner, Robbie Gardner, David Johnson, Bradley Wright, Blake Wright, and Paul Wright. Honorary bearers were Eddie Breeding and Benny Garland.

Contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association.

Holliman

Betty Louise Holliman, 38, of Versailles, daughter of Hobert and Ollie Collier, London, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003.

Services were conducted Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at the House-Rawlings Funeral Home, London.

 

Mann

Fern Newland Mann, 82, of Nicholasville, formerly of Woodford County, wife of Arthur James Mann, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at her home after an extended illness.

Born in Fayette County Sept. 10, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Artemesia Whitehouse Newland. She was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church.

Other survivors include four daughters, Janice Buckler, Missie Lenhart, Hallie Brunson, and Judy McIntyre; a son, Arthur Mann; a sister, Irene Marchbanks; 11 grandchildren; and a great granddaughter. A son, James Richard Mann, a sister and three brothers are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at Betts & West Funeral Home by the Rev. David Duggan and the Rev. Ernie Sacra. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 23, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Jessamine County Hospice in lieu of flowers.

 

Pickett

Heather J. Pickett, 26, of Camby, Ind., formerly of Catlin, wife of J.D. Pickett, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Indianapolis, Ind.

Born May 3, 1976, in Danville, she was the daughter of Ted and Lee Ann Walker Binkley of Versailles. She was employed by Fifth Third Bank of Indiana, and attended IUPUI School of Social Work. She attended Valley Mills Christian Church in Indianapolis. She enjoyed all kinds of crafts, planning parties, restoring furniture, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a son, Tristan Pickett; her paternal grandparents, Wayne and Patricia Binkley, Louisville; her maternal grandparents, Robert and Rita Walker, Catlin; a brother, Josh Fustin, North Carolina; a sister, Sabrina Goins, Versailles; and other family members.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at the Catlin Church of Christ by Ken Fetters. Burial was in Oakridge Cemetery, Catlin.

Memorials may be made to the Lymphoma Society.

Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville was in charge of arrangements.

 

Roark

Roscoe (Papa) Roark, 72, of Versailles, husband of Delona Foley Roark, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born April 15, 1930, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late John and Mittie Wombles Roark. He was a retired employee for the Woodford County Board of Education and a veteran of the Korean Conflict, where he was a prisoner of war for 33 months. He was a member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Karen Downey, Versailles; granddaughters Karey and Adriane, Versailles; three brothers, Anderson Roark and Robert Roark, both of Lexington, and Woody Roark, Frankfort; his children Michael, Donald, Daniel, Randall, Angela and Vivian; and several other grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Burial with military honors was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Mark Rice, Kenny Tilghman, Brian James, Daniel Clark, Keith Sloan, and Wayne Logan.

 

Wilson

Al E. Wilson, 89, of Shelbyville, husband of Ruth Bramlett Wilson, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at his residence.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Joseph Douglas Wilson and Mamie Switzer Wilson. He was a farmer, a retired worker for the state Department of Transportation, and a member of the Shelbyville First Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ronnie Wilson, Shelbyville; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. A son, Donnie Wilson, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at the Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville, by Dr. Lynn Williamson. Interment was in Bagdad Cemetery, Bagdad.

Memorials may be made to the Shelbyville First Presbyterian Church.

 

Wood

William Clark Hewitt Wood Jr., 94, of Lexington, husband of Ruth Anthony Theresa Jarmer, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003.

Born in Fayette County, he operated farms in Woodford and Fayette counties for many years. He attended Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky, and was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Christ Episcopal Church. He established the Elkhorn Nursery and developed the Elkhorn Valley Spring Water Company. He was a member of the International Bottled Water Association and a long-time supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert Kay Wood, Palm Beach, Fla., and William Jarmer Wood M.D., Lexington; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. A son, Thomas Clark Wood, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. W.R. McDuffie.

Donations are suggested to the Cathedral Domain, Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507.

 

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