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July 1, 2010

 

Bailey

James Bailey, 88, formerly of Flemingsburg, widower of Arvilla Scott Bailey, died Sunday, June 20, 2010, at his daughter’s residence in Versailles.

Born Dec. 19, 1921, in Carlisle, he was the son of the late Jerry and Ola McIntyre Bailey. He was a pipe fitter and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include a daughter, Debra Lee Bailey; and a son, Ronald Gene Bailey, both of Versailles. Three brothers, Paul, Wilson, and Delbert Bailey, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 23, at the Boone-Nickell Funeral Home, Flemingsburg. Burial was in the Elizaville Cemetery with military rites by the W.N. Fant American Legion #5 and Franklin Sousley VFW Post 1834.

 

Cole

George O’Borne "Spanky" Cole Jr., 75, of Versailles, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late George Cole Sr. and Elizabeth Lewis Williams. He was former Taylor Manor Nursing Home employee, an active long time member and deacon of the First Baptist Church, and was a U. S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include three children, Stephanie Cole, Darsel Cole, and George O. "Moe" Cole IV, and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Cole, all of Versailles; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A sister, Betty Jean Davis, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 26, at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial was in Steele Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lewis Johnson, Rodney Johnson, Mike McNeary, Stephen Franklin Sr., Greg Muir, Sylvester Howard, Sean Demus, and Felix Maxberry. Honorary bearers were deacons of First Baptist Church, Paul Caise, Johnny Byrd, Robert Bradshaw, Gene Howard, David Greene Jr., Steven Franklin Jr., and Kevin Thompson.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Cunningham

Paul T. Cunningham, of Milford, Ohio, husband of Irene Edwards Cunningham, formerly of Versailles, died Friday, June 18, 2010.

Survivors include two sons, Chris and Tom; a daughter, Linda; three grandchildren, Lauren, Amy, and Joe; and two nieces, Terrilin Woolums and Mrs. Dan (Darlin) Bunton.

 

Fishback

Mary James Ireland Fishback, 90, of Lexington, widow of James E. Ireland and William Davis Fishback Sr., died on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at her residence.

Born March 14, 1920, in Tampa, Fla., she was the daughter of Robert Lee and Mary Watrous James. She graduated from the University School, Lexington, Ward Belmont, Nashville, and the University of Kentucky, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was president of the YWCA board and president of the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. A member of the Lexington Junior League, she was chairman of the 1953 Lexington Junior League Horse Show. She also was a board member of Lees College, a member of Walnut Hill Church and a former member of the Garden Club of Lexington and Idle Hour Country Club. She was a member of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of Kentucky. She was the first director of volunteer services at the University of Kentucky Medical Center from 1963 to 1983. She was an ordained deacon and elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), having first been elected to office in 1978. She then served on the congregational level at Pisgah Presbyterian Church and Transylvania Presbytery.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Ireland Bishop and Mary Lloyd Ireland, MD (Wood Simpson); a sister, Nancy James Overall, Elizabethtown; three grandchildren, William Thomas Bishop IV, Shannon Bishop Arvin (Will), and Anne Bishop Almeida (Ryan); four great-grandchildren, Gracyn James, Bailyr Nicol and Wheaton Tyler Almeida, and Mary Bishop Arvin; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Robert Coleman James, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 26, at Walnut Hill Church by the Rev. Mike Ward. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. W.R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Walnut Hill Church, 575 Walnut Hill Rd., 40515, Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, 40504, or the James E. Ireland Foundation, 601 Perimeter Drive, Lexington, KY 40517.

 

Grose

Arthur Clay Grose, 80, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. He suffered a heart attack on May 4, 2010, and had battled cancer for many years. Arthur loved life, his family, and his church, Woodford Community Christian, in Versailles, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Anna Margaret; and 3 children, Ronnie (Michelle) Grose, Carol (Ambrose) Jones, and Brenda Burdette; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

He retired after many years of service with the University of Kentucky Foundation Seed Division and loved to work. He passed on strong work ethics to his children and grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at Kerr Brothers on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, July 3, 2010, at 12:30. Family and close personal friends may call between 10 and 12 on Saturday. Burial will be in Pisgah Presbyterian Cemetery in Woodford County.

The family will forever be grateful to Hospice of the Bluegrass and all the prayer partners that loved us through the difficult days and nights. Donations may be made to Woodford Humane Society and Hospice of the Bluegrass.

(Paid obituary)

 

Hamon

Ethel Fielder Hamon, 86, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Harcourt Hamon, died Thursday, June 24, 2010.

Born June 4, 1924, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Seaton Fielder.

Survivors include two sisters, Lillie Clark, Lawrenceburg, and Elsie Purvis (Otis), Frankfort, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 29, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Bro. Charles Bowman. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jeff Weber, Travis Clark, Dustin Coates, Jarek Clark, Jason Mach, and Russell Satterly.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Harris

William J. "Billy" Harris, 79, of Versailles, husband of Geneva Berger Harris, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Leonard Johnson and Tressie Azbill Harris, was a 35-year employee of the National Distillers, and was the former owner of the Millville Red Barn Antiques for over 35 years. A member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church, he was a Kentucky Colonel and had a real estate license with the late Vernon Howard and the late Jim Owen Gaines.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Debbie Jones, Lana (Michael) Thomas, and Wayne (Brenda) Harris, all of Versailles; five grandchildren, Chris Harris, Laini (Brian) Traugott, Callie Thomas, Kendall Thomas, and Colby Thomas.

Services were conducted Monday, June 28, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Estill Everman and the Rev. Frank Layne. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Mike Thomas, Chris Harris, Brian Traugott, Larry Berger, and Dean Berger. Honorary bearers were Mr. Harris’s Hospice caregivers and staff, Gwen, Linda, Rick, Sheila, Sharon, and Amanda, his special friend, Marilyn Cotton, and his caretakers, Rosemary and Virginia.

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

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com

 

Hilton

Charles A. "June" Hilton Jr., 83, of Versailles, died Saturday, June 26, 2010.

Born Aug. 6, 1926, in Frankfort, he was the son of the late Charles Albert and Mary Katherine Stewart Hilton. He served with the U.S. Navy in World War II and was a carpenter for Bob Matthews.

Survivors include his children, Donnie Hilton, Versailles, Sue Johnson, Louisville, Roger D. Hilton, Lexington, and Charles A. Hilton III, Lexington; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lowell Hilton, Versailles. A son, Alvin Wayne Hilton, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 30, at Clark Legacy Center, Frankfort. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Steve Johnson, Scott Johnson, Thomas Hilton, Shawn Hilton, Carl Newman, and Roger Hilton.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Jones

Thelma "Sandy" Jones, 77, of Pandy Street, died Monday, June 28, 2010, at her residence.

Born Nov. 20, 1932, she was the daughter of the late William and Winifred Bartlett Stickney. She was a retired occupational and industrial nurse for Rand McNally.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Jeff) Semones; two sons, Richard (Susan) Jones and Robert Jones, both of Versailles; four grandchildren, Kevin Jones, and Jesse, Cody, and Cole Semones; and two sisters, Shirley Moller, Lexington, and Phyllis Hefler, Ohio. Two brothers, William and Howard Stickney, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 2, at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church by the Rev. David Brannen. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today, Thursday, July 1, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Lay

James J.C. Lay, 82, of Lexington, widower of Patricia Ann Maynus Lay, to whom he was married for 56 years, died Saturday, June 26, 2010.

Born Jan. 20, 1928, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Colonel and Gertrude Combest Lay. He was a radio specialist for the Lexington Army Depot. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and an avid ham radio operator. He worked in the Eglin Air Force Base for two years and at the Civil Defense Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Survivors include a daughter, Dixie (Steve) Jones, Versailles; a son, Ronnie (Jerri Ann) Lay, Lexington; two grandchildren, Brian Jones and Jamie Lay; and two great-grandchildren, Kailey Lay and Reagan Lay.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 29, at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial was in Crestlawn Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brian Jones, Robbie Simpson, Jonathan Price, Philip Jones, Ronnie Lay, and Steve Jones.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

 

Mathews

John S. Mathews, 85, of Nicholasville, widower of Nannie Katherine Marshall Mathews, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010, after a brief illness.

A native of Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Pleas and Mary Alice Kiger Mathews and step son of the late Fannie Dean Mathews. He was a retired employee of Kuhlman Electric in Versailles and was a farmer. He was also a member of the Nicholasville United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Collins (Barry) and Sherry Mathews; two grandchildren, Stacy Collins and Brett Collins (Alissa); a great-grandchild, Callie Collins, a sister, Marjorie Holder; and three brothers Kenneth, Bobby and David Mathews. Two daughters, Linda Mathews Riley and Angela King, two grandsons, Sean King and Jason Dickenson, and a sister, Marita Nelson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, June 25, at Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, by Pastor Tom Falin. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were Barry and Brett Collins, Tony King, Brian Taylor, Bobby Lippert, Bob Derriniger, Carl Corman Jr., and David and Kent Marshall.

Guest book at www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com.

 

Murphy

Dave Murphy, 59, of Versailles, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born Nov. 12, 1950, in Clark County, he was the son of the late Sherman and Juanita Estes Snapp Murphy. He was a self-employed construction worker.

Survivors include two daughters, Candy and Tabitha Murphy, both of Versailles; two sisters, Shelia (Dana) Ryan, Versailles, and Linda Landers, Owenton; two brothers, Donald Murphy, Lexington, and Mike Owens, Ohio; a granddaughter, Madison Robertson; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Patty Presnell, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, July 2, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of services. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 3, in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Andrew Robertson, Tracy Bradley, F.J. Monroe, Dana Ryan, Nathan Dolt, and David Ray Murphy.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Robinson

Cecil C. Robinson, 83, of Shelbyville, husband of Mable A. Robinson, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at the Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

A native of Anderson County, he was born Dec. 3, 1926, the son of the late Ernest Carl and Stella Pearl Drury Robinson. He was a disabled American veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was also a retired truck driver, formerly working for the old Webb Transfer Lines and Valley Tow Right.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Clinton Ray Robinson (Diane) and George William Robinson (Shannon), both of Shelbyville; a daughter, Teresa York Goode (Benny), Danville; a brother, Joe Van Robinson, Frankfort; five sisters, Wanda Jean Klapheke, Ramsey, Ind., Patsy Long, Versailles, Barbara Mills, Mount Eden, Lossie Goodlett, Taylorsville, and Polly Robinson, Frankfort; three grandchildren, Casey Ray Robinson, Matthew Lee Robinson, and Martha Swayze Burgin; and a great-granddaughter, Katelyn Elizabeth Robinson.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 26, at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, Shelbyville, by the Rev. Bill Scheidt. Interment was in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Yeary

Nancy Pittman Yeary, 81, of Midway, widow of Walter R. Yeary, died Sunday, June 27, 2010.

A native of Midway, she was born Dec. 22, 1928, the daughter of the late Allen and Rose Fathergill Pittman. She was a housewife.

Survivors include a son, Walter R. Yeary, Frankfort; three sisters, Lillie Eaves, Phyllis Hopewell, and Kathleen Conway, all of Frankfort; two brothers, George Pittman, Florida, and William H. Pittman, Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren, Michelle Rhody and Chris Yeary, both of Frankfort; and three great-grandchildren, Aidan Rhody, Jackson and Clay Yeary.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, July 1, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial will follow in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jamie Popp, Eric Pittman, Ernest Eaves, Gary Eaves, Darren Banks, Tyler Banks, Billy Hopewell, and Matthew Rhody. Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

 

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