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January 3, 2013



Shirley Faye Anderson, 77, of Mackville, wife of Theodore J. Anderson, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at her home.

A native of Liberty, she was born Aug. 17, 1935, to the late John and Daisy Morris.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, John (Shelia) Armstrong, Midway; a daughter, Faye Berchou, Lexington; three sons, Raymond Wilson, Jr., Irvine, Marshall (Laura) Wilson, Nicholasville, and Robert (Sharon) Wilson, Lexington; two stepsons, Kris Anderson, Salinas, Calif., and Kirk (Amy) Anderson, Campbellsville; a stepdaughter, Kerstin Perry, Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Esther Whited, Lucille Kidd, and Mildred Thompson; two brothers, Alvin Morris and Robert Morris; her ex-husband, Raymond Wilson; a daughter, Brenda Wilson; and a stepdaughter Katrina Anderson, are deceased.

Her remains are to be cremated and a private memorial service is planned for relatives and close friends.

Memorial contributions are suggested to: Hosparus, PO Box 35425, Louisville, KY 40232-9892.



Wesley Norman Stanley Cabral Jr., 69, of Versailles, husband of Alma Whalen Cabral, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was the son of the late Norman Stanley Cabral Sr., and Violet Silva Cabral Young. A carpenter, he had been an employee of Tommy Nichols Builders and was a U.S. Army veteran. He served three tours of duty in the Vietnam Conflict, was a member of American Legion Post #67, and the Disabled American Veterans.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Dennis "Bo" Cabral, Homma, Texas; three stepchildren, Doug (Patty) Keeling, Richmond, Mike (Shawna) Keeling, Georgetown, and Tanya (Jim) Baker, Dayton, Ohio; a half-sister, Jackie Davis, Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Services will be at conducted at 1 p.m. Friday by D.A.V. Chaplain Ken Jones. Committal and military honors will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Colin Keeling, Gary Davidson, Jason Gaines, Mike Keeling, Doug Keeling, and Dennis Cabral. Honorary bearers will be Bill Cofer, Larry Long, Dave Kincaid, Bob Grubbs, Chris Grider, Marcus Grider, Robert Shannon, Jim Baker, and Daniel Keeling.

Memorials are suggested to the family to help defray expenses.

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Carol L. Kirk, 86, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.

Born July 31, 1926, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Carrie Truitt Sapp. She was a retired receptionist at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Survivors include a stepson, Hugh (Donna) Kirk; a stepdaughter, Clarice Lee, both of Georgia; and a nephew, Douglas Oatley.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Rose Crest Cemetery in Versailles. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

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Joseph Taylor Fisher, 90, of Midway, passed away early Sunday morning, Dec. 30, 2012, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Mr. Fisher is survived by his wife of 66 years, Frances Kelly Fisher; his daughter, Donna Jo (David) Forman of Midway; and a son, Samuel Kelly (Becky) Fisher of Canfield, Ohio. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Jean Carol Lathrem of LaGrange, Fran (David) Lane-Lawrence of Niles, Mich., Kasandra Robins of Summersville, S.C., Russell (Sharon) Lane, Jr. of Danville, Traci Maxey (Jamey) of London, Donna Rattan of Sharon, Pa., Megan (Kelly) McEuen of Georgetown, Jason Miller of Georgetown, Deana (David) Garcia of El Paso, Texas, Amanda (Clark) Hale of Lexington, Erin (Sean) Endicott of Midway, Joseph Fisher of Nicholasville, and Cadet William Fisher of West Point; and also 26 great-grandchildren. Mr. Fisher is preceded in death by his father, Samuel Porter Fisher; his mother, Katherine Donahue Fisher Stull; and a stepdaughter, Betty Jean Biddle.

Joe Fisher was a life-long member of Midway Baptist Church, where he served as superintendent of Sunday school, superintendent and teacher of the Junior Department, trustee and deacon. He was 10 years old when baptized and was gone from the church only four years while serving in the Army during World War II. Mr. Fisher proudly served his country from December 1942 through January 1946, as a corporal in the 866th Aviation Engineer Battalion’s Medical Detachment in the Pacific Theatre. Mr. Fisher retired from Square D after 32 years of service. He was a past Master of Masonic Buford Lodge No. 494. He served as past president of Jessamine County Beagle Club, past president of Midwest Gun Dog Beagle Association; and chairperson of Midway Veterans Monument Committee. He played baseball with the Midway Bluegrass League Semi-Pro Baseball Team and coached Midway Little League baseball teams for many years. Mr. Fisher attended Midway High School and earned an associate degree in agriculture from the University of Kentucky. Joe Fisher was a gentle, loving man. His children and grandchildren recall many times walking into the room to find his head bowed in prayer. He loved his God, his family, his country and Midway, Ky. It has been said of Joe Fisher, "He’s hunted, fished, farmed or played ball on most all the land in and around Midway, Ky."

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Midway Baptist Church. The Rev. Steve Hadden, Dr. Robert Baker, the Rev. Randle Bush and Amanda Hale were speakers for the service. Burial and military honors were at the Midway Cemetery. Pallbearers were Sean Endicott, Billy Fisher, Joe Fisher, Clark Hale, Kelly McEuen, and Jason Miller.

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Terry "Dent" Jackson, 55, of Versailles, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Sostand and Agnes Vinegar Jackson. A former employee of the City of Versailles, he had attended Woodford County High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He had also been employed at Keeneland.

Survivors include two daughters, Erica (William) Harris, Winchester, and Toni (John) Spicer, Lexington; a son, Travis Campbell, Nicholasville; a sister, Lola Jean (Edward) Collins, Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Oliver Jackson and Garland "Chick" Jackson, both of Versailles; and two grandchildren, Shelli and Elijah Holloway. Three brothers, Leroy Jackson, T.J. Jackson, and Melvin Jackson, are deceased.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, followed by services at 1 p.m. conducted by the Rev. David Greene. Burial will follow in the Steele Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Wendell Johnson Sr., Wendell Johnson, Theopolis Jackson Jr., William Jones, Robert "Combs" Maxberry, and Gene Searce. Honorary bearers will be Jeff Cushingberry, Bat Bartlett, Kelly Bean, James "Bo" Cushingberry, Steve Jones, and Mike Sears.

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Lorene Maple, 77, of North Kingsville, Ohio, wife of Robert Ellsworth Maple, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at her home.

Born Sept. 26, 1935, in McDowell, she was the daughter of the late Bailey Mosley and Fannie "Awkie" (Moore) Mosley, and had been an Ashtabula County, Ohio, resident since 1963. A graduate of McDowell High School, she also attended Alice Lloyd College for one year. After working with Roller Plastics, she began a career as an EMT working for 20 years with the Red Cross and Hawkins Ambulance Service. She also worked for 23 years for Millbrook Bread/Schwebel’s, from which she retired. A member of the Pentecostal Church of God, she was a leader in the Brownies, Girl Scouts and 4-H. She enjoyed crafts, cooking and cake decorating, sewing and quilting, and tending to her vegetable and flower garden.

In addition to her husband of 48 years, she is survived by two children, Teresa Little (Mark) Bates, of N. Kingsville, Ohio, and Robert Duane (Jackie) Maple of Ashtabula, Ohio; son-in-law, John Frey, of Ashtabula, Ohio; six grandchildren, Burgundy (Anthony) LaCute, Joshua (Britainy) Bates, Derek (Amanda) Maple, Ashley (David) Wisniewski, Loren Frey, and Alexander Maple; two great-grandchildren, Kylie and Rylie Bates; five brothers, Clabe Bailey (Judy) Mosley, Sadieville, and Bill Monroe (Shirley) Mosley, Lenville Mosley, Carl Butler (Patsy) Mosley, and Edd Jr. Mosely, all of McDowell; five sisters, Avelene (Bethel) Gayheart, McDowell, Palestine Mosley of Inverness, Fla., Eunice Jane (Roy) Collett of West Liberty, Julie Marie Wilson of Harold, and Pearlene Eller of Versailles; a brother-in-law, Dent Osborne; and many, nieces and nephews. A daughter, Deborah Gwynn (Little) Frey, a brother, Thaniel Mosley; two sisters, Jewel Dean Osborne and Helen Jean Gayheart; a niece, Misty Lynn Mosley; a nephew, Larry Cline; and two brothers-in-law, Reford Gayheart and Charles Eller, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Pentecostal Church of God, 2201 Cook Road, Ashtabula, Ohio, by the Rev. Kenneth Roberts. Burial was in Saybrook Cemetery, Ashtabula. Ducro Funeral Services And Crematory, Ashtabula, Ohio, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Pentecostal Church of God.

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Dixie Hounschell Portwood,89, of Midway, widow of Kenneth "Puggie" Portwood, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.

Born Oct. 6, 1923, in Jackson, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Emma Hays Hounschell. She was a retired employee of Western Union.

Survivors include a daughter, Gretchen (Tom Arehart) Portwood; a son, Rick (Linda) Portwood, both of Georgetown; a brother, Eddie Hounschell, Lexington; a sister, Susan Anderson, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Ian Portwood, Versailles, and Heather Portwood, Georgetown; and a great-grandson, Joshua Portwood, Danville. A great-grandson, Jeremy Portwood, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Midway Cemetery by the Rev. Heather McColl. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the bluegrass.

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Margaret Murray Ross, 87, of Versailles, formerly of Lebanon Junction, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Pine Meadows Health Care, Lexington.

She was the former Margaret Duval, a native of Lebanon Junction, a former bookkeeper, manager of the Knob View Golf Course in Lebanon Junction, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Lebanon Junction.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Logan Murray and Frank Ross; and a son, Timothy Reid Ross.

Survivors include two sons, Tad Murray, of Lexington, and Troy Ross (Dana), of Versailles; and her beloved pet and companion, Lady.

Services were conduced Saturday, Dec. 29, at Kappel Funeral Home, Lebanon Junction, by Chaplain Mary Lee-Butte. Burial was in the Lebanon Junction City Cemetery.

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