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Versailles, Ky.


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January 6, 2005



Evelyn Bell Brown Boggs, 76, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Carlos Boggs, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at the Rockcastle County Respiratory Care Center in Mt. Vernon.

A native of Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. Brown and Susan Mary Shouse Brown. She was a retired personnel officer in the former Department for Human Resources and a member of the Glensboro Christian Church. She was also a member of the church's ladies’ prayer group, Missionary Helping Hands Circle, and Sunday school class.

Survivors include two sons, Darryl Boggs, Whitesburg, and Rick Boggs, Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Minna Rhea Hockensmith, Lawrenceburg, and Mary Jo Brown, Versailles; a brother, Joe Earl Brown, Vanceburg; two grandsons, Richard Boggs and Micheal Boggs, both of Lawrenceburg; two great-granddaughters, Taylor and Graci Boggs, Lawrenceburg; a great-grandson, Richmond Boggs, Lawrenceburg; two step-granddaughters, Tiffany Boggs, Lawrenceburg, and Tashelle Sexton, Whitesburg. Her twin brothers, Hollis and Collis Brown, and a sister, Blondella Smith, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Gash Memorial Chapel by Bro. Heath Sherman and Bro. Truman McClain. Interment will be in Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 8 a.m. today.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass. 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or Gideons International, P.O. Box 61, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

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Richard “Cotton” Carr, 75, of Charmac Road, husband of Josephine Washington Carr, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center, St. Joseph Hospital.

Born at Maddoxtown in Fayette County, he was the son of the late James and Alma Carr. He was a retired horse groom at Keeneland for over 57 years, having retired in September.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Richard Carr Jr., Sierra Vista, Ariz., Gill Carr and Curtis Carr, Versailles, and Joey Carr, Frankfort; four daughters, Vernita Mack and Nanzetta Waters, Versailles, and Carol Adams and Vera Carr, Lexington; a sister, Louvenia Jackson, Lexington; 21 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Two sons, Michael Darrell and Clifford Wayne Carr, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at the Simpson United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Brenda Joyce Barnes Pittman, 59, of Lawrenceburg, wife of Clarence "Snookie" Pittman, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Gladys Lee Yeary and Hobert Woodford Barnes.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Melissa Dawn Yocum, Lawrenceburg, and Sara Maxine Pittman, Lawrenceburg; a son, Timothy Brian Pittman, Lawrenceburg; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three sisters, Jane Weber Craycraft, Lawrenceburg, Connie Sue Barnes, Midway, and Linda Kay Darnell, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Woody Barnes, Midway; and a niece and three nephews. A grandson, Ethan Conner Drury, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at the Corinth Christian Church. The Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Vernon Coleman Wells, 55, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, husband of Sue Carter Wells, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born June 4, 1949, in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Edwin and Nannie Bell Reed Wells. He was a retired security officer for Buck Ram Oak Farm.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Kimberly Mitchell, Mt. Olivet, and Michele McElroy, Nicholasville; two sons: James Wells and Michael Campbell, both of Nicholasville; a sister, Linda King, Illinois; a brother, Marvin Wells, Lexington; and nine grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Pruitt Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev John Jessup. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Glen McElroy, Michael Estepp, Dale McDaniels, and Ivan Shaw.

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