The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


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January 25, 2001 issue


Libby Bates-Limle

Libby Bates-Limle, 26, of Frankfort, wife of Matthew Limle, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles.

Born in Marion County, she was the daughter of Wayne and Linda Bates, Frankfort. She was a personnel management specialist for the state Department of Public Health. She was a 1992 graduate of Woodford County High School and a 2000 graduate of Midway College.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Masters, Springfield, and her paternal grandparents, Joseph and Mildred Bates, Lexington.

Services were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at the Sunset Funeral Home, Woodford County, by the Rev. Ted Wigglesworth.


Hallie P. Jones

Hallie Peyton Jones, 77, of Frankfort, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Hellard and Nora Cummins Hellard. She was a retired seamstress with the Union Underwear Company and a member of the Victory Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Priscilla F. Peyton, Frankfort; two sons, Virgil D. Peyton, Versailles, and Sherman F. Peyton, Frankfort; three sisters, Ruth Lynn and Patricia Greenwell, both of Frankfort, and Martha Leib, Sanford, Fla.; six brothers, William Hellard, Jerry Hellard, Ben Hellard, Stanley HelIard, Breckinridge Hellard, and Clifford Hellard, all of Frankfort; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. A sister, Mary Frost, and two brothers, Roger Hellard and Charles Hellard, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, Frankfort. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County.

Casket bearers were Marc Peyton, Shawn Peyton, Jerry Boone, Ryan Whalen, Gilbert Wooldridge, and George Beckham.


Eddie D. Rose

Eddie Douglas Rose, 52, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the home of his parents, William Walker Rose Jr., and Deloras T. Rose, Fishers Mill Road, Midway.

He was a native of Dorton, Pike County.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by five children, Eddie Rose Jr., Frankfort, and Eddie William Rose, Walker Douglas Rose, Jennifer Tackett and April Rose, Pikeville; 10 grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Stella Jean Hiett and two stepsons, Chad and Alex Hiett, Frankfort; four sisters, Mona Burke, Pat Newsome, Dianne Newsome, and Sheliah Long, all of Frankfort, and his companion, Maryland Snapp, Versailles. A sister, Rose Mary, and a brother, Tony, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the North Frankfort Baptist Church by the Rev. James Harold Tackett and the Rev. Paul Younce Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery, Frankfort. The LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements. Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.


William H. Tucker

William Henry Tucker, 75, of Clifton Pike, Versailles, husband of Aliene Raider Tucker, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the VA Medical Center, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late William Everett and Della Troxell Tucker. Mr. Tucker was a retired farmer. A U. S. Army veteran of World War II, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was a Purple Heart recipient.

In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by seven daughters, Brenda Houp, Nicholasville; Henrietta Carpenter and Glenda Tucker, both of Lexington; Rita Reed, Cheryl Head, and Susan Tucker, all of Versailles, and Kay Kendrick, Lawrenceburg; two sons, Allan Tucker, Versailles, and Keith Tucker, Lexington; three sisters, Della Mae Atwell, Lexington; Margaret Clegg, Florida, and Myrtle Hogan, Frankfort; two brothers, Everett Tucker and Raymond Tucker, both of Versailles; 26 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. A sister, Joann Arnold, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Don White and the Rev. Charlie Covington. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Reed, Brad Houp, Gary Kendrick, Christopher Ready, Glenn Allan Tucker, Mark Ready, Michael Ready, and Fehmi Yasin. Honorary bearers were Billy Sutherland, Velbert Luttrell, Jimmy Sutherland, Tillie Dunn, Johnny Kinder, and Todd Whalen.


Betty A. Updike

Betty Ann Merritt Updike, 56, of 117 Elm Street, Versailles, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at her residence.

Born in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Edd and Earsie Merritt. She was a former employee of Rand McNally.

She is survived by two daughters, Moni Smith, Woodford County, and Jennifer Thompson, Louisville; four sisters, Frances Foley and Darlene English, both of Woodford County; Mary Hundley, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Marie Freeman, Lexington; three brothers, Curtis Merritt and Stanley Merritt, both of Cincinnati, and Paul Merritt, Woodford County, and two grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 25, at the Sunset Funeral Home, Woodford County. Casket bearers will be James Thompson, John R. Smith, Russell Dale Foley, Mike Foley, Paul Merritt Jr., and Jamie Merritt.


Quan Li Wu

Quan Li Wu, 69, of 833 Ann Street, Versailles, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at the University of Kentucky A. B. Chandler Medical Center, Lexington.

A native of China, he was affectionately known as "Grandpa" and was the father of Linda Wu, co-owner with her husband of the Wok-N-Go restaurant, Versailles.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Rui Mei Wu, Si Hong Wu, Rui Lian Wu, and a son, Quing Wei Wu, all of China, and five grandchildren.

Following cremation, services and interment will be held in China. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.