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January 9, 2014



Annell Baxter Adair, 79, of Versailles, formerly of Lexington, wife of Harry E. Adair Sr., died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the home of her daughter in Lawrenceburg.

Born Jan. 1, 1934, in Lawrenceburg, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Blanche McMichael Baxter. She was a graduate of Crump Commerce College in Lexington. She started her career as a personal secretary to attorneys Garvis Kincaid and Frank Trimble. She then was employed by General Motors and retired there after 33 years. She went on to manage Automotive Finance Corporation, then worked three years at ADESA in Lexington. She was a member of Woodford Community Christian Church in Versailles.

In addition to her husband of 63 years, she is survived by a son, Harry E. Adair Jr. (Debbie), Danville, Ind.; a daughter, Julia Ann Barnett (Kenny), Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren, Kenny (Lindsey) Barnett Jr., Lawrenceburg, Lindsey (Garrett) Frank, Brandenburg, and Joshua David Adair and Jess Easton, Danville, Ind.; six great-grandchildren, Ty and Kara Barnett, Lawrenceburg, Ava and Will Frank, Brandenburg, and Asher and Roman Easton, Danville, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. Three infant children, Jack Leonard, Gina Blanche, and Daniel Hardin Adair; three brothers, Ralph Baxter, Garland Baxter, and Bobby Baxter; and a sister, Helen Gregory, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Jan. 3, at Milward-Southland, Lexington. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were Kenneth Barnett Jr., Joshua Adair, Garrett Frank, Steve Adair, Tommy Adair, and Bobby Dunn. Honorary bearers were Jean Hackney, Joyce Gabbard, Susan Roe, Hobart and Barbara Burkhead, and Chloe Malone.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.



Samuel Alexis Apollos, 76, of Versailles, husband of Kay Lyons Apollos, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.

Born on May 29, 1937, in Nelson County, he was the son of Homer and Mary Ray Apollos. He was a retired engineer for Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and a member of Troy Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Lex (Bobbi) Apollos, Lexington; a stepson, Finley (Becky) Lyons, Georgetown; a stepdaughter, Mary Lyons, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Mary Neal Apollos, Bardstown; and five grandchildren, Lilly Apollos, Alie Apollos, Elizabeth Baity, Samantha Lyons, and Sarah Lyons. A son, Jay Apollos, is deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 2, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. David Dugan. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Joe Rogers, Paul Blackter, Jay Buffin, Andy Wilson, David Jeffers, and Larry Snyder. Honorary bearers were Fred Faust, Keller Campbell, Jimmy Mitchell, and Clint Newman.

Contributions may be made to Troy Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

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Maxine Ann (Starr) Clark died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Duluth, Ga.

She was the daughter of Walter and Helen (Owczarzak) Starr of Bay City, Mich. She was born and raised in Bay City, where she met and married George. They moved to Detroit, Mich., and then to Versailles to start and raise their family. Later, Maxine and George moved to Charlotte, N.C., and finally Dacula, Ga. She was a devout Catholic and avid tennis player most of her life.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, George Clark; her children, Robert Clark (Evelyn), Lexington, Michael Clark (Kimberly), San Diego, Calif., James Clark (Stephanie) of Roswell, Ga., and Nancy Schneeloch (William) of Dacula, Ga.; a sister, Elaine Finkbeiner (Manuel), of Bay City, Mich.; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.



Jane Mae Reagin Congleton, wife of 57 years of the late Lucien H. Congleton, died December 19, 2013, at her home in Lexington. She was born June 3, 1919, in Haines City, Fla., to Alonzo Huston and Mae Cowden Reagin. As a girl, she moved to Tallahassee to live with Greene and Eunice Johnston, Jr. and their daughter, Francis. She graduated from Florida State University, began work as a secretary, and served her country as a plane spotter during WWII. After marrying she moved with her husband to Lexington, raised their children and worked in the family business. She was a charter member and "Golden Girl" of Chapter F of PEO philanthropic and educational organization. She and her husband were charter members of Crestwood Christian Church and became members of First Christian Church in Versailles upon retiring to their home on the Kentucky River in Woodford County. She was an avid birdwatcher and lover of nature, enjoyed socializing and traveling with her friends, and welcomed into her home young people who found themselves disconnected from their families, enriching their lives and the life of her family. She lived her life in grace, kindness, and laughter, was devoted to her family, and cared for those in need.

She was preceded in death by a son, David J. Congleton; her brother Alonzo Reagin, Jr.; his daughter Mary Kay Baker; and her sister Francis Johnston Teague. She is survived by sons William T. (Bill) Congleton, II; Robert C. Congleton (Toni); daughters the Rev. Linda M. Kemp (George), and Lucia C. Gilchrist (Paul); grandchildren Sarah Bell Hellevang (David), James, Katie, Elizabeth, Emily and Josie Congleton, Reagin Kemp Sears (Scott), and the Rev. Chuck Kemp (Stephanie Stockburger); great-grandchildren David Kimmel and Luke Kemp; and niece Dr. Linda Teague.

The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to their motherís caregivers for their kind devotion, patience and compassion and to the caring staff of Hospice of the Bluegrass.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the charity of oneís choice.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Lexington Cemetery, followed by a reception for family and friends at Janeís home.

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Jane Ann Long, 41, of Frankfort, mother of Josh, Caleb and Elijah McIntosh, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at her home in Jeffersonville, Ind.

Other survivors include her parents, Phillip and Pat Long, Millville; two sisters, Karen Keeling and Melissa Brothers, Frankfort; and a grandson, Easton Cole McIntosh.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Jeff Douglas. Honorary casket bearers were Josh McIntosh, Roy Brothers, Logan Brothers, Jamie Dean, Michael Turley, and Micheal Keller.

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David W. Garrett, 64, of Millville, husband of Carol Woodside Garrett, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.

Born on March 3, 1949, in Evansville, Ind., he was the son of John Wesley Garrett Jr., Lawrenceburg, and the late Coy Louise Grant Garrett. He was an employee of the Department of Tourism for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by a daughter, Beth Ann Garrett (Gary) Gribbins, Millville; and two sisters, Sharon Kay (Jack) Turpin and Karen Sue Garrett, both of Versailles. A brother, Ronald Edward Garrett, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Rick Clark. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tommy Woodside, Mike Woodside, Aaron Stratton, Royce Gaines, Joey Robinson, and Brian Johnson. Honorary bearers were Bill Poynter, Olson Woodside, Danny Boone, Jake Goullon and Ty Goullon.

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Irene Willoughby Graves, 82, of Midway, wife of Jack H. Graves, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at the Georgetown Community Hospital.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Ora and Nell Willis Willoughby and was a graduate of Henry Clay High School. She was a retired beautician who had operated a beauty shop at Sayre Christian Village for several years.

In addition to her husband of 63 years, she is survived by a daughter, Lee Anne "Sissy" Graves, Ft. Pierce, Fla.; a son, Jack H. (Debbie) Graves Jr., Midway; a granddaughter, Cody (John) Doan, Midway; a grandson, Ryan Sigley, Utah; and a great-grandson, Layne Doan.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 9, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Lexington Cemetery.

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Thomas Jerry Pope, 64, of Versailles, formerly of Washington County, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at his home.

Born Dec. 10, 1949, in Danville, he was the son of the late Charles Bruce and Nancy Elizabeth Tharp Pope. He was a former employee of the Owens-Illinois Company of Bardstown.

Survivors include two daughters, Jeri Lynn King (Rodney Jr.), Versailles, and Jessica Lea Renfroe (Garth), San Antonio, Texas; a grandson, Logan Anthony King; his former wife, Alicia Higdon Matthews, Versailles; a brother, Bosley Pope (Joyce), Bardstown; and two nephews, Micky Pope and Marty Pope (Lisa), Bardstown. A son, Thomas Anthony Pope, and a sister, Patricia Ann Pope, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home by the Rev. Justin Compton, pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church. Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Casket bearers were Micky Pope, Marty Pope, Mike Lawson, Larry Higdon, Bob Higdon, Paul Higdon and Bobby Burton. Carey & Son Funeral Home, Springfield, was in charge of arrangements.


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