January 25, 2007
Edith S. Cornish, 86, of Versailles, widow of George H. Cornish Jr., died
Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.
Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna Bell
Adams. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, was retired from Rand
McNally and Company, and was a former employee of National Distillers.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Adkins, Versailles, and Linda Nabors,
Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; four grandchildren, Jim Adkins, Versailles, Jon Nabors and
Chris Nabors, North Carolina, and Ronnie Nabors, Australia; three
great-grandchildren, Brandon, Katie, and Mason Nabors; and a brother, Herbert
Smith, Versailles. Three sisters, Bessie Jones, Agnes Lewis, and Julie
Henderson; and two brothers, Joseph and James Smith, are deceased.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 25, at Blackburn &
Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment will be in the Versailles
Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jim Adkins, Jon Nabors, Chris Nabors, Ron
Nabors, Winfrey Adkins, and Dickie Cornish.
Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.
Earl Davis, 83, widower of Nell Elizabeth Davis, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at
the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.
Born Jan. 17, 1924, in Martin County, he was the son of the late John Herman and
Neva Mills Davis. He was a member of the Lexington United Baptist Church and was
a retired Moore Oil Company truck driver.
Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Biddle, Nicholasville, Lana Gibbons,
and Sylvia Nicholson, both of Versailles; a son, Ken E. Davis, Clarksville,
Tenn.; a sister, Hazel V. Ford, Ohio; three brothers, Kenneth O. Davis, Ohio,
Russell Davis, West Virginia, and Leonard Davis, Meally; 11 grandchildren; and
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Clark Funeral Home,
Rose Hill, by Bro. Blaine Cooper and Bro. Jeff Cooper. Burial will follow at the
Versailles Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan.
25, at the funeral home. Casket bearers will be Todd A. Biddle, Scott Gibbons,
Shane Belcher, Patrick Belcher, Phillip Cook, Ben Biddle Jr., Chris J. Davis and
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Woodford County Senior
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com
Ingrid Jeanette Hogg, 67, of Lexington, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.
The daughter of the late Halvor E. Halvorsen and Astrid Stromberg Halvorsen, she
graduated from Lafayette High School in 1957, attended the University of
Kentucky, and graduated from the Midway School of Nursing in 1977. She later had
a successful career in real estate sales, retiring from Rector-Hayden in 2002.
She was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Harry M. Halvorsen, Ft. Myers, Fla., and Ralph
E. Halvorsen, Tyler, Texas; two daughters, Karen Trayner, Lexington, and Jody
Scibbe, Ashtabula, Ohio; five grandchildren, Rebecca Edwards, Shane, Chelsie and
Seth Trayner, and Jackson Hogg; her former husband, Forester Hogg; and several
nieces and nephews. A son, Eric E. Hogg, and a brother, Robert C. Halversen, are
Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 22, at Faith Lutheran Church by Pastor Ron
Luckey. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home,
Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312
Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 1065 Dove
Run Road, Lexington, KY 40502.
Fred Douglas Jackson, 85, of Woodford county, husband of Louise Jackson, died
Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at the Veterans Administration Hospital.
Born Feb. 13, 1921, in Versailles, he was the son of the late Bowmer and Alnetta
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sisters, Mary E. Jones, Ruth
Brodus, and Geraldine Berry; his children, Fred Jackson Jr., Ron Jackson,
Barbara Padgett, Glenn Jackson, Vincenzo Jackson, and Gaylord Jackson; 18
grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Two
brothers, William McKinney Jackson and Harvey Jackson; and two daughters, Wanda
Green, and Evelyn Baker, are deceased.
Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 20, at New Vine Baptist Church, Fort
Spring, by the Rev. Stewart Peoples.
Cad Louis McDonald, 72, of Lexington, widower of Jane J. McDonald, died
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at the St. Joseph Hospital Hospice Care Center.
Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Oliver and Nannie Freeman
McDonald. He was a retired truck driver with Smith Transfer Company and was a
member of Southland Christian Church.
Survivors include four sons, Terry L. McDonald, Nicholasville, Jerry L.
McDonald, Wilmore, Robby W. McDonald, Sumter, S.C., and Bobby W. McDonald,
Versailles; a daughter, Debbie A. Gutierrez, Lexington; a brother, Charles
McDonald, Lexington; a sister, Catherine Anderson, Louisville; 13 grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren. A son, Cad L. McDonald Jr.; five brothers; and
three sisters, are deceased.
Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary,
Southland, by the Rev. Monte Wilkinson and the Rev. Earl Hisle. Burial was in
the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Chase Louis McDonald, Garth Howard
McDonald, Brandon Scott McDonald, and Frank Gutierrez.
Betty Pierce Neville, 80, of Horse Cave, widow of E. C. “Cleo” Neville, died
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Born in Allen County, she was the daughter of the late F.E. and Zelpha Clark
Pierce. She and her late husband owned and operated Neville’s Jewelry in Horse
Cave for 53 years. She also was the owner and operator of the Village Corner
Dress Shop for several years. She was a member and greeter at the Horse Cave
Baptist Church, a member of the Horse Cave Public Library Board for many years,
and was involved in numerous civic organizations.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Trent, Horse Cave, and Kathy Clark,
Versailles; two sons, David Neville, Easton, Pa., and Dr. Steven Neville, Cave
City; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Thomas,
Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Glendon Pierce, Horse Cave; and several nieces and
Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home,
Horse Cave. Burial was in the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Horse Cave Public Library, 111 Higbee
Street , Horse Cave, KY 42749.
Nina Polly, 70, of Lexington, wife to Keith E. Polly, died Tuesday, Jan. 23,
Born in Letcher County, she was the daughter of Louie Meeks, McRoberts, and the
late Sadie Mullins Meeks. She attended Lee’s Junior College and Pikeville
College. She taught school at Fleming Neon and worked at the former First
Security Bank in Neon and Whitesburg, now Community Trust Bank. She went on to
work at United Bank in Versailles. She was an active member of First United
Methodist Church, Lexington.
In addition to her husband of 50 years and her father, she is survived by a son,
Michael Polly, Ft. Myers, Fla.; a sister, Nevida Spears, Versailles; a brother,
Charles Meeks, Springfield, Ohio; a granddaughter, Alicia Michelle Simmons; and
a grandson, Jason Michael Polly.
Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at First United
Methodist Church by the Rev. Paul Brunstetter. Burial will follow at Camp Nelson
National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today,
Thursday, Jan. 25, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 W. High Street,
Lexington, KY 40507, or the Markey Cancer Center, UKMC, 800 Rose Street,
Lexington, KY 40536.
John T. Reid, 61, of Frankfort, husband of Pamela Owen Reid, died Friday, Jan.
Born March 12, 1945, in Germantown, Md., he was the son of the late Paul Xavier
and Lucy Fitzsimmons Reid Sr. He was a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist
Church, was a retired Emery Air Freight general manager and a Sigma Phi Epsilon
member. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served as a sergeant in the Viet
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sara Elizabeth Reid,
Georgetown; two sons, Jon Tomas Reid, Louisville, and Edward Paul Reid, Tampa,
Fla.; three sisters, Catherine Vaituzis, Gaithersburg, Md., Mary Dominique,
Silver Spring, Md., and Janie Feather, Kensington, Md. A brother, Paul Xavier
“Buddy” Reid Jr., and a sister, Joan Mudano, are deceased.
A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Clark Funeral Home,
Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Todd Lester.
Memorials are suggested to The Forks of Elkhorn Stained Glass Fund.
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.
Ruth Ockerman Routt, 84, widow of Herbert Clark Routt, died Thursday, Jan. 18,
2007, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Born Sept. 14, 1922, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Herman
and Emma Colvin Ockerman.
She was a retired Texas Instruments employee and a member of the Glen’s Creek
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Routt Tabor, Versailles; two sisters, Wanda
Ockerman True, Versailles, and Betty Ann Ockerman McLean, Frankfort; three
grandchildren, Tamara Tipton Carson, Texas, Heather Hensley, Versailles, and
Lynn Routt Ragland, South Carolina; and seven great-grandchildren. A son,
Michael Clark Routt; a sister, June Brown; three brothers, Willis, Robert, and
William Erskin Ockerman; and a grandson, Michael “Tony” Routt, are deceased.
Services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 21, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by
Dr. Mike James. A private burial was at the Midway Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Caring Hearts Society, 106 Georgia Street,
Versailles, KY 40383.
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.
Geneva Blanche Walsh, 86, wife of Harry E. Walsh, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at
Lexington Country Place.
Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late John and Annie Carter.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Fanny Watcher and
Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main
Street. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.
Contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box
21903, Lexington, KY 40522.
James William Wilson, 61, of Lexington, formerly of Woodford County, husband of
Sharon Kay Shields Wilson, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at the Veterans Affairs
Medical Center, Lexington.
The son of the late Elmer and Alburtia Blankenship Wilson, he was a U. S. Air
Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a former employee of Hurstland Farm.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Tami Fox, Covington; a
son, Andrew Robinson, Lexington; two sisters, Mary Jankowski, Versailles, and
Eva Farler, Frankfort; a grandson; and a great-grandson.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the
residence at 134 Alabama Avenue, Lexington. A graveside service with military
honors will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Camp Nelson National
Cemetery, Jessamine County. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of
Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.
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