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January 3, 2008

 

Bates

Luther Bates, 87, of Frankfort, widower of Virginia Louise Bates, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 10, 1920, in Frankfort, he was the son of the late Bryant Bates and Lucinda Brumback Bates. He was a member of the Thornhill Baptist Church and a staff sergeant in the Air Force during World War II.

Survivors include three daughters, Elaine (Richard) Bilby, Dayton, Ohio, Barbara (Phil) Poland, Missouri, and Sharon Osborne, Frankfort; a son, Mike (Yvonda) Bates, Owenton; a sister, Elizabeth Sebree, Frankfort; a brother, Sidney Bates, Lexington; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Four sisters, Ora Pickett, Shirley Blackburn, Ann Franklin, and Alice; and a brother, Elmer "Joe" Bates, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 3, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Larry Adkins. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Gray

Michael Dudley Gray, 59, of Brooksville, husband of Laural Jane Lenox Gray, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at the Meadowview Regional Medical Center.

Born May 8, 1948, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Carolyn Barker Gray of Lexington and the late Dudley Gray. He was a retired teacher with the Bracken County School System 28 years of service. He was a member of the Bracken County Retired Teachers Association, the Brooksville United Methodist Church and a UK Alumnus.

Survivors include three children, Sean Lenox Gray, Lexington, Erin (Dean ) Braunm, Versailles, and Megan Elizabeth Gray, Lexington; two brothers, John Barker Gray and Robert (Lesa) Gray, both of Lexington; and a sister, Katharine Anne Gray, Lexington.

Services will were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at the Brooksville United Methodist Church. Moore and Parker Funeral Home, Brooksville, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Faculty Scholarship Fund at Bracken County High School or the Brooksville United Methodist Church Improvement Fund.

Condolences may be made at www.mooreandparkerfh.com.

 

Hamilton

Lucian Earl Hamilton, 78, of Nicholasville, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007.

Born Dec. 23, 1930, in Danville, he was the son of the late Roy and Josie May Gaffney Hamilton. He was a longtime employee of Foxtail Farm.

Survivors include a sister, Barbara Noe (Clyde), Nicholasville; two brothers, Jerry Goforth, Nicholasville, and Robert Bray, Midway; three nieces, Betty Brim, Barbara Lowe, and Connie Davies; four nephews, Rickey, Lonnie and David Noe, and Bobby Bray. A sister, Stella Brim, and a brother, Billy Hamilton, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 28, at Betts & West Funeral Home by the Rev. Dan Barnes. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were Rickey, Lonnie and David Noe, Bobby Bray, and Willie and David Todd.

Guest book at www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com.

 

Harrod

Maxine Harrod, 83, of Frankfort, widow of John Harrod, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007.

Born Sept. 26, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Charles Depue and Anna Curbow. She was a member of the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church and a 30-year employee of Kroger.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry (Sue) Harrod, Finchville, and Steve (Bonnie) Harrod, Frankfort; a sister, LaMona Zinna, Louisiana; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A son, Ronnie Harrod, and her stepfather, Vester Oliver, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 28, at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Stephen Harrod, Scott Harrod, John Harrod, Kevin Harrod, Jeff Harrod, and Ricky Gilkison. Honorary bearers were the deacons of the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church and Iona League.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church Building Fund.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Naber

Michael "Mick" Naber, 61, husband of Kathy Schneeberger Naber, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, of a sudden illness at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, Wis.

Born May 28, 1946, in Rockford Ill., he was the son of Harold and Jane Fitzgerald Naber. A Pecatonica, Ill., area resident most of his life, he was employed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a design technician for the past 13 years. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Versailles, active in bowling and golf and an avid sports fan, especially racing. He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Casey (Jessica) Naber, Murray, Ky., and C.J. Naber, Versailles; a sister, Jill Stites, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; a nephew, Ryan Stites, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; and a niece, Erin (Joseph) Vance, Schaumburg Ill.

A prayer service will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan 3, at Kenneth L. Countryman Funeral Home, 529 Washington Street, Pecatonica Ill., with a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church by Fr. Robert Sweeney. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Naber’s name.

 

Neel

Margaret Hall Neel, 93, of Versailles, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Born July 21, 1914, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late James R. Brown and Nancy Carroll Brown. She was a member of Christiansburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann (Bob) Waller, Indiana; a son, Jack (Dorothy) Hall, Versailles; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A son, Jimmy Hall, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Gilbert Sargent. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Scott Hall, Brown Hall, Mickey Waller, Tim Brown, Hugh Donovan, and Jackie Hall. Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Smith

Mildred L. Smith, 70, of Frankfort, wife of Don Smith, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born May 17, 1937, in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late Walter E. and Mary Moore Hall. She was a member of Good Shepherd Church and a retired bookkeeper for McDonald’s.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Debbie Manning, Louisville, Teresa McGaughey, Lawrenceburg, Sandy Allison, Frankfort, and Connie Hill, Lawrenceburg; a son, Mark E. Smith, Frankfort; a sister, Pat Ledford, Louisville; a brother, Johnny Hall, Louisville; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A son, Matt Smith, is deceased.

A funeral mass was conducted Friday, Dec. 28, at Good Shepherd Church by the Rev. Pat Stewart. Visitation Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Mark Smith, Adam Smith, Chris Ledford, Brian Manning, Harold Ritchey, and Todd Hill.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Good Shepherd Church Building Fund. Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Travis

Sue Katherine Yeary Travis, 69, of Mayfield, formerly of Midway, wife of Charles Travis, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at her residence.

The daughter of the late Thomas and Janie Wright Yeary, she was a retired deputy city clerk for the City of Mayfield and a member of the Northside Church of Christ.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Paul Travis, Mayfield, and David (Vivian) Travis, Tri-City; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, James Robert Yeary, and two sisters, Gladys Barnes and Thelma White, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Maplewood Cemetery by Mike Tucker. Casket bearers were Donald Watson, John Rodgers, Bill Ross, Woody Barnes, Stan Sosna, and Milton Cochrum. Honorary bearers were Wendell Cox and Mike Curry. Brown Funeral Home, Mayfield, was in charge of arrangements.



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