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January 24, 2002

 

Charles K. Brown

Charles K. Brown, 84, of Versailles, husband of Mary P. Brown, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at his residence.

Born in Anderson County Oct. 22, 1917, he was the son of the late Edward A. and Ethel Klem Brown Sr. He was a World War II veteran of the Merchant Marine, a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, a member of the Anderson County Masonic Lodge #90, and a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Mr. Brown was also a frequent writer of letters to the editor of The Sun.

"We will miss greatly Mr. Brown's contributions to this newspaper," said Managing Editor Stephen Peterson. "His was always a strong voice, and his opinions were firmly held and often eloquently expressed. Whether or not you agreed with what Mr. Brown wrote, his letters were always thought-provoking. This community has lost a strong advocate."

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Charleen Vittitow, Versailles; four grandsons, Ken and Timothy Cox, both of Versailles, and Chuck and Douglas Carmickle, both of Lawrenceburg; five great grandchildren; a niece, Rita Bogusky, Florida; and a nephew, Ed Brown, Florida. A daughter, Georgeann Carmickle, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. James Allen. Burial was in Sand Springs Cemetery, Anderson County. Members of the Duell-Clark family served as casket bearers.

Contributions may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church.

 

Kittie Collins

Kittie Frances Rice Collins, 78, of Versailles, widow of Robert Earl Collins Sr., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Frances Rice. She was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church, where she served in the missionary and other auxiliaries of the church.

Survivors include her children, Connie Shepherd, Flora Stepp, Marcella Higgins, Loretta Reed, and Dianna Adkins, all of Versailles; two sisters, Jennie Rice, Versailles, and Mary Greene, Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Forrest Rice, Hamilton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several generations of nieces, nephews, and cousins. A son, Robert Earl Collins Jr.; four sisters, Martha Christy, Laura Mae, Lillie Belle, and Gertrude Rice; and four brothers, George Rice, James Rice, the Rev. Ben Rice and the Rev. John Rice, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at the First Baptist Church by Dr. T.H. Peoples Jr. Burial will be in Steele Cemetery. Visitation from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the church.

O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Lillian Cornish

Lillian Routt Cornish, 90 , of Versailles, widow of Clarence H. Cornish, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at her residence.

Born in Woodford County Jan. 17, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Lora Bowman Routt. She was a charter member of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Survivors include a son, Donald R. "Dickie" Cornish, Versailles; a granddaughter, Judy Cornish Dowell; two step-great grandsons, John and Barry Dowell; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Loreen Barnes, and two brothers, Leroy and C.E. Routt, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Charles McKinley. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Winfrey Adkins, Jim Adkins, Joe Routt, Tommy Routt, Jerry Risk, David Risk, Alen Risk, and Charles Yarber. Honorary bearers were Bill Routt, Jim Rouse, J.C. Moraja, and Randal Dowell.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 108 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Welda Dayley

Welda Lee Dayley, 67, of Versailles, wife of Kenneth H. Dayley, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002.

Born in Kellerton, Iowa, Jan. 23, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Weldon and Grace Billington Greenman. She was a partner at Commercial Industrial Heating and Air Conditioning, and was a member of the South Elkhorn Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was involved in many other activities at the church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Grace Ellen Urquhart and Kerry Dayley Gearon, both of Versailles; a son, Tim K. Dayley, Versailles; a brother, Byron Eugene Greenman, Iowa; and four grandchildren, Michelle Grace, Kylie Elizabeth, and James Andrew Urquhart, and Rachel Morgan Gearon.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at the South Elkhorn Baptist Church by the Rev. Phil Schultz and the Rev. Joseph Girdler. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the South Elkhorn Baptist Church Building Fund or the King's Way Assembly Missions Fund.

 

Ralph Eilers Jr.

Ralph W. "Bill" Eilers Jr., of Richmond, husband of Donna Fair Eilers, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, following an illness.

He was a retired operations manager with 32 years of service with Graybar Electric Company and a part-time employee of the Kroger Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Alice Sebree Eilers, Covington; a daughter, Deborah McKinney, Danville; a son, Scott William Eilers, Naples, Fla.; a stepson, David A. Fair, Versailles; grandchildren Andrew Ryan McKinney, Spencer Addison McKinney, Chase Aaron Fair, and Sierra Leigh Fair; two brothers, Charles Robert Eilers, Dry Ridge, and Donald Eilers, Independence; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. His father, Ralph William Eilers Sr., is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at St. Mark Catholic Church, Richmond, by Fr. Pat Stewart. Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jim Tincher, Darryl McDaniel, Dan Saver, John Lamar, Doug Lowry, and John Pennington. Honorary bearers were Jim McCowan, Jim Romans, Oscar Cummins, and Mike Massey.

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Clarence Higgins

Clarence LaRue Higgins, 46, of Bakersfield, Calif., husband of Beatrice Weekly Higgins, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, after a short illness.

A native of Lexington, he was the son of Russell Higgins and the late Joyce Howard Higgins. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy and was a member of a Baptist church in Bakersfield.

Other survivors include two sons, LeTroy Higgins and Keeshawn Higgins; a daughter, Leasha Higgins; two step-sons, Johnny Roy and Lloyd Weekly; two grandchildren; a sister, Andrea Lynne Bolton; a foster brother, Wayne Marshall; eight uncles, William Higgins and Harry Howard, Cleveland, Ohio, Andrew "Buck" Higgins and Charles Higgins, Lexington; James Higgins, Detroit, Mich., Eugene Howard, Versailles, Kenneth Howard, Capitol Heights, Md., and Ronald Howard, Sacramento, Calif.; five aunts, Mary Bentley, Anne Gray, and Rosetta Beatty, Lexington, Marjorie Chenault, Richmond, and Nannie Montgomery, Cleveland; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be conducted today, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at First Baptist Church, Bracktown, by Dr. C.B. Akins. The family may be reached at 254-0702 or 225-4413.

O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Harold Holt

Harold Woodriff "Dixie" Holt, 81, of Jamestown, formerly of Lexington, husband of Dorothy Leach Holt, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Jamestown, he was the son of the late Henry and Ruth Wilson Holt. He was a retired sergeant of the U.S. Army and a veteran of World War II and Korea. He retired from the Lexington Army Depot in 1974.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Carol Lyons, York, Pa., Patricia Mitchum, Midway, Harold W. Holt, Winchester, and Mary Blankenship, Frankfort; seven grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

No services were conducted.

 

James Kaenzig

James E. Kaenzig, 86, of Flemingsburg, husband of Nina Willoughby Kaenzig, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born in Woodford County Dec. 18, 1915, he was the son of the late John and Ellen Sutherland Kaenzig. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, a veteran of World War II who served in the Army Air Corps in Europe for 38 months and attained the rank of captain, retired from the Farmers Home Administration after more than 20 years of service, and was a farmer and landowner. He was a member of the Flemingsburg Lions Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Stephen Kaenzig, Flemingsburg; a daughter, Janet Kaenzig, Paducah; a granddaughter, Chelsea Kaenzig, Flemingsburg; a sister, Lucy Myshrall, Hartford, Conn.; three brothers, Joseph Kaenzig, Dayton, Ohio, and Charles Kaenzig and Claude Kaenzig, both of Versailles. A sister and two brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home. Burial was in Carlisle Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion and VFW posts of Flemingsburg.

 

Larry Lancaster

Larry T. Lancaster, 50, of Lexington, husband of Janet Haney Lancaster, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Hospice Care Center.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Clinton Turner and Maxine Becknell Lancaster. He was an inside salesman for Palumbo Lumber Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Tim Lancaster and Eric Lancaster; a daughter, Ragen Lancaster; two brothers, Glenn Lancaster and Steven Lancaster; a sister, Deanna Raines; three grandchildren, Amiah Lancaster, Timothy Lancaster, and Tanner Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland by the Rev. Chuck Madinger. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bill Umstead, Bobby Scott Sr., Bobby Scott II, Mike Scott, Gary Gentry, and Anthony Hill.

 

Goebel Lathery

Goebel Lee Lathery, 76, of Lexington, widower of Mary Elizabeth True Lathery, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late P.G. and Ida Mae Hanks Lathery. He was a retired clerk at the Salvation Army shelter, attended church at the Salvation Army, and was a World War II veteran.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Jean Lathery, Lexington; and a brother, Hershel Lathery, Lexington. Two brothers, Marvin and Kenneth Lathery, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland by Lt. Col. Howard Burr. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County.

Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity.

 

Eric McDaniel

Eric Thomas McDaniel, 22, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002.

Born Nov. 26, 1979, in Oxnard, Calif., he was the son of Deborah Gay Rankin Hudson, Nicholasville, and the late Allen Thomas McDaniel. He was a student at Lexington Community College and an avid basketball fan.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Quincy Allen McDaniel; a sister, Tabitha Gay McDaniel; paternal grandmother, Glanda McDaniel, Lexington; maternal grandmother, Martha Shoemaker, Nicholasville; maternal great grandmother, Goldie Pulliam, Nicholasville; three aunts, Terrie, Susan, and Teresa; six uncles, Brian, Rodney, Tony, Eddie, Bobby, and Merle; a nephew, Trinity; and several great aunts and uncles.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Whitehall Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Brewster McLeod. Interment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County.

Memorials suggested to the American Cancer Society.

 

Edward O'Neal

Edward A. O'Neal, 81, of Versailles, widower of Goldie Marie Tackett O'Neal, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born in Seco, he was the son of the late Willis and Stella Thompson O'Neal, and was a retired carpenter.

Survivors include six daughters, Billie Jean Campbell, Lorraine Dinello, Dorothy Traugott, and Jennifer Coovert, all of Versailles, Kaye Walker, Frankfort, and Christine Little, Jackson; three sons, Willis O'Neal, Norman O'Neal, and Gary O'Neal, all of Versailles; a step daughter, Wilma Lee Hughes of Millstone; two sisters, Mariam Camp and Ann O'Neal, both of Georgia; 32 grandchildren; and

21 great grandchildren. A son, Curtis Wayne O'Neal, and a brother, Clyde O'Neal, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Byron Jessup. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were his grandsons.

 

Robert Powers

Robert V. Powers, 80, of Lexington, husband of Rose Price Powers, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at Samaritan Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Scott County, he was the son of the late George E. and Lucy Carr Powers. He was a retired plumber and a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union #452, Devotion Lodge #160 F&AM, and Scottish Rite. He served in the U.S. Navy as a seaman second class USNR.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, John E. Powers, Versailles, Michael R. Powers, Lexington, and Joseph Powers, Lorain, Ohio; a sister, Ella Moore, Cincinnati, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Two daughters, Mary Jane Powers Pinkerton and Dorothy Jean Powers; and two sons, Ronald V. Powers and Thomas Powers, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by Bro. Bobby Lakes and Bro. Mike Powers. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were his grandsons, Brad Pinkerton, Robbie Pinkerton, Jimmy Powers, Tommy Powers, John Powers, Ryan Powers, and William Powers. Honorary bearers were Melvin (Red) Horn, Beechen Robbins, and Roxie Reese.

Memorials are suggested to Faith Baptist Church, 3692 Huntertown Road, Versailles, KY 40383, or the charity of one's choice.

 

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