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January 31, 2002

 

Clatis Bell

Clatis Hubert Bell, 68, of Anderson County, husband of Lena Woodrum Bell, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at his residence.

A native of Russell County, he was the son of the late Porter and Vela Bell. He worked as a janitor with Tococo Company, Midway, and General Cable, Lawrenceburg.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Paula G. Bell, Lawrenceburg; two sons, William M. Bell, Versailles, and Hubert C. Bell, Lawrenceburg; three grandchildren, Brian Christopher Bell and William Carl Bell, both of Lawrenceburg, and Kristin Lynn Bell, Versailles; a sister, Christine Cooper, Albany; and two brothers, Carson Carley Bell and Silas Arnold Bell, both of Albany. Several brothers and sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at the Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by Bro. Jeff Eaton. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

 

Joyce Benedict

Joyce Raider Benedict, 69, of Versailles, widow of Charles "Benny" Benedict, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Winchester July 1, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Delbert Thomas and Florence Brandenburg Raider Sr.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lee Benedict, Versailles, and Carolyn June Hanks, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Mildred Eckman, Lawrenceburg; four granddaughters, Becky and Sarah Young and Ashley and Callie Hanks; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County, by the Rev. Mark Harvey. Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Sallie Bottoms

Sallie Bottoms, 76, of Versailles, wife of Charles Bottoms, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County Oct. 11, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William Mac and Sadie Samuels Caldwell. She was a retired housekeeper and a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, William Harris, Lexington, and Larry Weathers, Alabama; a brother, John Caldwell, Woodford County; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at the Versailles First Baptist Church by the Rev. Larry Weathers and the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial will follow in Steele Cemetery, Versailles. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today, Jan. 31, at the church. Casket bearers will be Pete Washington, Theo Babbs, Richard Carr, A.J. Chase, John Miller, and Bo Miller. Honorary bearers will be Bradley Buckner, Richard Kirtley II, Joe Richards, and Mrs. Bottoms's grandsons.

Memorials are suggested to the Versailles First Baptist Church building fund. Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Thelma Carl

Thelma Carl, 95, of Woodford County, widow of Charles W. Carl, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Owen County Dec. 12, 1906, she was the daughter of the late William David and Dora Frances Green Furnish. She was the oldest member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeannine Stickle, Ohio; two sons, Charles Winston Carl and Jerry Carl, both of Versailles; a brother, Ray Furnish, Versailles; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and three nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. James Allen. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kevin Clem, Brad Clem, Chuck Clem, Loren Carl, Henry David Carl, and Ernest Carl Jr. Honorary bearers were Michael Cain, John Cain, Mike Sheatler, Steve Schenck, Dan Krueger, Ryan Gold, Patrick Clem, and Nicky Clem.

 

Marie Dickson

Marie Boone Dickson, 76, of Winchester, wife of Homer Dickson, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Clark County Hospital.

Born in Whitesburg, she was an employee of Begley Drugstore, Winchester, for over 30 years, and was a member of Central Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Mike, Lexington, and Rick, Midway; grandchildren Josh, Lexington, and Justin, Wisconsin; step-grandson David Osborne, Lexington; and great grandchildren Kiara and Noah, Wisconsin.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, in Winchester Cemetery. Scobee Funeral Home, Winchester, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to the Clark County Animal Shelter.

 

Wilma Flowers

Wilma Ruth Anderson Flowers, 75, of Lexington, wife of Kenneth E. Flowers, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born May 11, 1926 in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late William Evan Anderson and Mary Katherine Anderson. She was a retired registered nurse and a homemaker.

Survivors include her children, Mary Lou Long, Nicholasville, and David Flowers, Versailles; and a grandson, Christopher David Long. Two brothers, Charles Robert Anderson and James Maurice Anderson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Phil Perkins and the Rev. David Thompson. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Center for Creative Living, 1530 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40502.

 

Bobby Freeman

Bobby Gene Freeman, 52, of Lexington, husband of Margaret Polly Freeman, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Norma Lucille Black Semple, Versailles, and the late Joseph Freeman. He was a lab technician with Photo Science and a member of Eastland Church of God.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Patricia Creech, Illinois, and Amanda Prentice, Lexington; two sons, Michael Smith, Eubank, and Nathan Freeman, Versailles; a sister, Judy Bender, Simpsonville; three brothers, Hubert Ray McGaughey, Lexington, George Hedges, Versailles, and Billy Freeman, Lexington; and a grandson, Christopher Redmond. A sister, Patsy Portwood, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland by the Rev. Howard A. Megill.

Memorials may be made to the Lexington Cancer Center Foundation, Attn: Mary Scott, 1401 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A100, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

John Houston

John Kenney Houston, 70, of Versailles, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born in Bourbon County, he was the son of the late Carl and Lucille Dunn Houston. He was a retired farmer, and was a member of the Landmark Lodge #41, F.& A. M.

Survivors include five daughters, Sara Lee Wellnitz, Lexington, Marsha Rose, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mary Jo McFarland, Georgetown, Susan Gay Houston, Lexington, and Rebecca Lynn Houston, Versailles; two sons, David Mark Houston, Lexington, and John Kenney Houston Jr., Versailles; nine grandchildren; four sisters, Anne Kenney Mackey, Elizabethtown, Sara Louise French, Versailles, Carolyn Frances Hester, Lexington, and Emily Katherine Houston, Elizabethtown; and three brothers, Joseph Anthony Houston, Versailles, Samuel Andrew Houston, Shelbyville, and James Wilson Houston, Ocala, Fla. A daughter, Jeannie Carol Smith; a son, Kevin Houston; and two brothers, Carl Tipton Houston Jr. and Stephen Alonzo Houston, are deceased.

Masonic services were conducted Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service conducted by Bro. Bobby Rice. Interment was in Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jeff Adams, Henry Allen, Bill Pence Jr., Vernon Leach, Granville Leach Jr., and Robert Richardson.

Memorials are suggested to Harrodsburg Health Care Center, 853 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

 

Freda Klein

Freda Duncan Klein, 75, of Versailles, widow of Herman Walter Klein, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Filer, Idaho, April 26, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Blanche Duncan Blastock. She was a retired records clerk with the Lexington Police Department.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharron Klein, Versailles; and a grandson, Sean Allen Klein, Lexington.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Chaplain Mike Harris. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were John Richardson, Sean Klein, Scott McClain, and Scott Lee.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Joseph Littrell

Joseph Morgan Littrell, 46, of Nicholasville, husband of Stephanie Littrell, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, after an extended illness.

He was the son of Joseph Morgan Littrell and Darlene Minton Trimble.

Survivors include a son, Joseph Michael Littrell, Midway; a stepson, Christopher Lee McCollum, Garrard County; two daughters, Maranda Denise Littrell and Tammy Jo Parker, both of Nicholasville; a stepdaughter, Ashley Nicole Atkins, Nicholasville; a brother, Steve Littrell, Lexington; a sister, Kathy Littrell, Nicholasville; and a granddaughter, Morgan Denise Simpson.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Betts & West Funeral Home by Tommy Noe. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jim Guffey, Terry Noe, Wesley Prentice, Gene Gibbins, Kevin McDonald, Jerry McCollum, Stefan Patterson, and Brian McCollum. Honorary bearers were Stephen Littrell and George Simpson.

 

Elmer Lyons

Elmer D. Lyons, 73, of Stamping Ground, husband of Virginia Watters Lyons, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Georgetown Community Hospital.

Born in Scott County Dec. 24, 1928, he was the son of the late Hayden and Bertha Lyons. He was a retired farmer and a member of Porter Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Donna Farmer, Little Rock, Ark., and Pattie Silvers, Georgetown; two sons, Johnny Baldwin, Stamping Ground, and William Baldwin, Georgetown; two brothers, J.B. Lyons, Stamping Ground, and Raymond Lyons, Nicholasville; three sisters, Allene Fanning, Enon, Ohio, Lorain Wilson, Georgetown, and Elsie Froman, Versailles; and a number of nieces and nephews. A brother, Sturgill Lyons, and a sister, Dorothy Dixon, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 31, at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home by Bro. Bennie Roberts. Burial will be in Porter Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Darrel, Buford, and Alvin Lyons, Walter Ruth, Keith Davis, and James Robert Cook. Honorary bearers will be Donald, Freeman, and Bennie Lyons, Matt Dixon, and Bobby Thompson.

 

Kenneth Portwood

Kenneth "Puggie" Portwood, 78, of Midway, husband of Dixie Hounschell Portwood, died Thursday, January 24, 2002, at his residence.

Born in Scott County, he was a son of the late Eddie and Lida Mullin Portwood, and was a member of the Midway Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, and had been a P.O.W. He was a retired hardware clerk, having worked for Your Hardware, in Versailles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Gretchen Portwood Arehart, Manassas, Va.; a son, Richard Mullin Portwood, Georgetown; three sisters, Mildred Johnston, Midway, Dorothy Helen Lacefield, Harrodsburg, and Betty Woodrum, Jessamine County; two brothers, Armon Portwood, Midway, and James Portwood, Lexington; two grandchildren, Heather Nicole Portwood, Georgetown, and Ian Christopher Portwood, Danville; and two great grandsons, Joshua Ian Portwood and Jeremy Richard Portwood.

There were no services. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Humane Society.

Richard Redmon

Richard "Dickie" Redmon, 60, of Woodford County, husband of Sue S. Redmon, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County Sept. 4, 1941, he was the son of Ruby Redmon of Woodford County and the late Orville Redmon. He was a retired USDA tobacco grader, a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church, and a U.S. Navy veteran, having served from 1960 to 1964 aboard the USS Laffey.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Lauren Wilcox, Lawrenceburg; a son, Richard "Bucky" Redmon, Versailles; two sisters, Rosemary Flannery and Margie Overbay, both of Nicholasville; and two grandchildren, Beth and Tyler Wilcox.

Services were conducted Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. David Duggan. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were David Simpson, Jeff Johnson, Bill Lane, Carl Lewis, Wayne Russell, and Ronnie Redmon. Honorary bearers were Tom Flannery and Donald Redmon.

 

China Spivey

China Kathleen McKinney Spivey, 61, of Lexington, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002.

A native of Owsley County, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Girtha Lynch Spivey.

Survivors include two daughters, Verna Godby, Lexington, and Conney R. Hyatt, Frankfort; a son, Randy McKinney, Lexington; two sisters, Bernice Strong, Lexington, and Betty Preston, Richmond; three brothers, Danny Spivey and Kenneth Spivey, both of Lexington, and Doug Spivey, Versailles; five grandchildren, Paula and Donnie Godby, Kimberly and Jason Hyatt, and Joshua McKinney; and a great granddaughter, Haven Desiree Godby. A son, Leo McKinney, and two brothers, Ray and Banford Spivey, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

 

Maxie Wells

Maxie Wilson Wells, 86, of Versailles, widow of Cecil Wells, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at the Royal Manor Nursing Home, Nicholasville.

Born in Jessamine County Dec. 14, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Myrtle Patterson Wilson. She was a member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church, Woodford County.

Survivors include a daughter, Daris Evelyn McCoun, Versailles; a son, Wayne Wells, Bardstown; two sisters, Belva Hager, Nicholasville, and Willie Mae Johns, Wilmore; two brothers, Milton Wilson, Nicholasville, and Louis Wilson, Lexington; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. A sister, Anna Thompson, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Don White, the Rev. Tim Schindler, and the Rev. Earl Bell. Burial was in Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Glen Wilson, Jeffrey Wells, David McCoun, Bradley Johns, Alan Wilson, and Steve Ogden. Honorary bearers were the deacons of Hillsboro Baptist Church.

Memorials are suggested to the Hillsboro Baptist Church.

 

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