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Versailles, Ky.


 

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January 25, 2007

 

Cornish
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.

Davis
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 10 great-grandchildren.
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 Derrick Stephens.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Woodford County Senior Citizens.
Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com

Hogg
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 deceased.
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.

Jackson
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 Jackson.
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.

McDonald
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.

Neville
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 nephews.
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.

Polly
Nina Polly, 70, of Lexington, wife to Keith E. Polly, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007.
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.

Reid
John T. Reid, 61, of Frankfort, husband of Pamela Owen Reid, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.
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 Nam War.
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.

Routt
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 Baptist Church.
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.

Walsh
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 Gladys Lewis.
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.

Wilson
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 arrangements.
Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.


 

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