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Versailles, Ky.


 

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July 10, 2008

 

Cogar

Jacqueline Anne "Jackie" Cogar, 60, of Annapolis, Md., wife of William Cogar, died Sunday, July 6, 2008, of complications from metastatic melanoma at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Born July 29, 1947, she was the daughter of John and Lou Donald of Annapolis. She graduated from Annapolis High School in 1965 and completed her formal education at Fleet Business School. She worked as office manager for National Marine Underwriters until she and her husband moved to Newport News, Va., then to North Stonington, Conn., returning to Maryland in 2005. At the time of her death, she was an administrative assistant with the Department of Aging for Queen Anne’s County in Centreville. She was an avid golfer at both the Naval Academy Golf Club and James River Country Club in Newport News, Va. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Annapolis, Md.

In addition to her husband of 23 years and her parents, she is survived by three children, Jamie Persels, Grasonville, Md., Jenifer Batchelder, Centreville, Md., and Joel Persels of Odenton, Md.; a sister, Janis Hosmer, Annapolis, Md.; and seven grandchildren, all of whom live in the Annapolis area.

Interment will be private and handled by John M. Taylor Funeral Home. Friends are invited to join in her life celebration at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Melanoma Research Foundation, 170 Township Line Road, Building B, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

For online contributions, visit www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com.

 

Estes

Mary Ellen Worthington Estes, 79, of Richmond, wife of Herschel P. Estes Sr., died Monday, July 7, 2008, at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.

Born March 29, 1929, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Dalton and Mazie Staley Larison and was the adopted daughter of the late Tom and Lizzie Staley Worthington. She had retired as a bookkeeper for WLEX - TV, Lexington.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Barrett Midkiff, Lexington, Charlie (Clara) Midkiff, Nicholasville, and Tommy (Sharon) Midkiff, Lexington; two daughters, Teresa (Bo) Rayburn, Lexington, and Shellye (Randy) Creekmore, Nicholasville; two brothers, George and Walter Larison, both of Lexington; a sister, Betty Lou Damron, Versailles; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, July 10, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home by Bro. Dalton Midkiff. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Randall Williams, Charles Midkiff Jr., Timothy Williams, Thomas Rayburn, Tony Reffitt, Brandon Midkiff and Jason Midkiff. Lynn Grove will serve as an honorary bearer.

 

Garcia

Juvier Garcia, 17, of Versailles, died Sunday, July 6, 2008.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, July 10, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Burial will take place later in Mexico.

 

Green

Mary Jo Jackson Green, 75, a retired General Electric employee, died Thursday, July 3, 2008.

The daughter of the late Russell and Mary Powers Jackson, she is survived by a daughter, Billie Jo Roberts (Kenny), Versailles; her companion, Leon Green; a sister, Mildred Todd, Danville; two grandchildren, Ronald (Lynda) Hulette and Tina (Jason) Herron; and four great-grandchildren, Brittany Hulette, Brooke Barnes, Kayla Combs, and Caden Herron. Two brothers, Robert and Russell Jackson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, July 7, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike James. Interment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Kenny Roberts, Ron Hulette, Jason Herron, Larry Riffe, Brian Hilton, and Glynn Roberts. Honorary bearers were Henry Smith and David Roberts.

Memorials are suggested to the Hospice Care Center.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Gresham

Charles F. "Tod" Gresham, 62, husband of Karen Wiblen Gresham, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Fla.

He was a project manager for Marshall Miller & Associates.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Samantha (Keith) Rollins, Leon, W.Va., Stacie (Wyatt) McKinney, Paris, and Sara (Chris) Caudill, Versailles; six grandchildren, Jamee Godby, Kylie Rollins, Addison Caudill, and Jordan, Syndey, and Kirstin McKinney; his mother, Martha Schmidt Gresham; and two brothers, Joseph (Diana) Gresham and George (Debbie) Gresham. His father, Reginal Pointe Gresham, is deceased.

A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, July 2, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Office of Development, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494 or KODA, 2201 Regency Road, Suite 601, Lexington, KY 40503.

 

Hall

Jerry E. Hall, 63, of Richmond, husband of Joanne Hall, died Friday, July 4, 2008, at the Compassionate Care Center.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Walker and Bertha Hall. He was a retired salesman with Continental Metals Specialty, a member of S.M.E. and affiliated with Durbin Memorial Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Bryan Hall, Richmond; six siblings, Marcella Burton, Nicholasville, Charles (Linda) Hall, Danville, Maudie (Louie) Allison, Lexington, Julia (Lewis) Sublett, Lexington, Bennie (Jo Lynn) Hall, Versailles, and Debbie Jackson, Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 8, at Kerr Bros. Funeral Home, Main Street, by the Rev. Ray Van Camp and the Rev. Arron Hornsby. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice Care Plan, C.C.C. 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403.

 

Kinnius

Ronald Arthur Kinnius, 74, of Versailles, husband of Margery Metzger Kinnius, died Saturday, July 5, 2008, of cancer.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late Arthur and Dorothy Kinnius. He attended Erie Community College and the University of Buffalo, where he received degrees in both mechanical engineering and business. He lived in Versailles for 30 years. He was a veteran of the armed forces, had served on many committees and was a session member of Versailles Presbyterian Church. He was retired from Kirk and Blum in Lexington, was an avid gardener and enjoyed tending his many flowers.

In addition to his wife of 52 years, he is survived by four children, Lynne K. (Danny) Goldmann, Lisa K. (Morgan) Vickers, David (Cece) Kinnius, and Sharon K. (Gary) Blake; six grandchildren, Stephen Vickers, Rachel Goldmann, Sara Goldmann, Meagan Vickers, Nathan Vickers, John David Kinnius; and a brother, Arthur Robert Kinnius.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, July 10, at the Versailles Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Melissa Sevier. Interment will follow at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Robert Kinnius, Paul Metzger, Roger Metzger, Stephen Vickers, Nathan Vickers, and Gary Blake. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Alpha-1 Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133-9836.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Mercenario

Rafael Mercenario, 20, of Versailles, died Sunday, July 6, 2008.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, July 10, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Burial will take place later in Mexico.

 

Morgan

Calvin Harrison Morgan, 82, of Anderson County, husband of Bette Claggett Miller Morgan and widower of Delcie Jane Disponett Morgan, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at his home.

The son of Delbert Jackson Morgan and Katherine Bowen, he was raised and schooled in the area formerly known as Anderson City west of Lawrenceburg. He and his second wife enjoyed retirement in Lawrenceburg and Okeechobee, Fla.

Survivors include four children, Ronald, Albuquerque, N.M., James, Lawrenceburg, Pamela Ware (Bob), Lawrenceburg, and John David, Lawrenceburg; seven grandchildren, Chris Morgan, Beaumont, Texas, Robbie Morgan, Toronto, Canada, Kate Ware, Woodford County, Bobby Ware, Harrison, Ind., Nicholas Morgan Sitterly, Albuquerque, N.M., and Anne-Tyler Morgan and Jessica Morgan, both of Lawrenceburg; and a great-grandchild, Adrian Teegarden. A son, William, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 11, at Gash Memorial Chapel by Bro. Richard Barker. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, July 10.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life-Anderson County and Hospice for the Bluegrass.

 

Pawlowsky

Sarah Katherine Pawlowsky, 86, widow of Louis Pawlowsky, of Pine Meadows Nursing Home, Nicholasville, died Wednesday, July 3, 2008.

Born Nov. 26, 1921, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Louise Woodruff Craig. She was a member of the St. Luke Catholic Church.

Survivors include two sons, John H. (Joann) Eads and William W. (Donna) Eads, both of Lexington; seven grandchildren, Johnny Wayne Eads, Michael Warren Eads, Todd Wayne Eads, Joseph Frederick Eads, Cody Allen Eads, Amanda Brooke Eads and Kelly Elaine Holmes; and four great-grandchildren, Megan Suzanne Eads, Patrick Nolan Wayne Eads, Brianne Jo Eads and Rhiley Ann Eads. A brother, William Marvin Craig, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 5, at Betts & West Funeral Home by the Rev. William Bush. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Family members served as casket bearers.

Guest book at www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com.

 

Wallenbrock

Edna E. Wallenbrock, 92, of Versailles, formerly of Hendersonville, Tenn., widow of Eugene E. Wallenbrock, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Nashville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John Butler and Addie Mai Neal Amonett. She was a member of the Hendersonville Church of Christ and had attended the Versailles Church of Christ. She was a retired employee of child welfare for the State of Tennessee.

Survivors include a son, Gene Wallenbrock, Versailles; four grandchildren, Jack Edward Milliken, Wendell Martin Milliken, Sherri Tompkins, and Terri Wallenbrock; and several great-grandchildren. A daughter, Ellene Milliken; and two sisters, Esther Lehman and Ethel Mai Myhr, are deceased.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. (CST) Friday, July 11, at Spring Hill Cemetery, Madison, Tenn., by Bro. Keith Parker. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday, July 10, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m. conducted by Bro. Glenn Redmond.

Memorials are suggested to the Versailles Church of Christ building fund or the church library, 108 Murray Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Wheeler

Howard G. Wheeler Jr., 61, of Lexington, husband of Linda Sue Pittman Wheeler, died Saturday, July 5, 2008, at his residence.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late Howard and Lillian Wheeler Sr. He was retired from Trane, a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of Meadowthorpe Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Nancy Jean (Mac) Smith, Harrodsburg, and Russell Wayne Wheeler and Heather Elizabeth Wheeler, both of Lexington; six grandchildren, Brittany and Noah Smith, Anthony and Jasmyne Jarrell, and Christopher and Tyler Wheeler; a brother, Donald Wayne (Linda Lou) Wheeler, Lexington; and a niece, April Wheeler.

Services will be conducted at noon today, Thursday, July 10, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 1504 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Wills

Thomas D Wills, 66, of Versailles, husband of Carolyn Patterson Wills, died Friday, July 4, 2008.

Born Jan. 5, 1942, in Charleston, W.Va., he was the son of the late Oliver and Hazel Wills. He was a retired employee of the printing industry, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of Clover Bottom Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Lee Coleman and Sherry Spurlock, both of Lexington, and Melissa Spaulding, Winchester; a son, Joe Spaulding, Versailles; a brother, James N. Wills, Versailles; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 8, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Pastor Terry Tench. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casketbearers were William Clevenger, Alex Spaulding, Jaret and Benjamin Dock, Joe Spaulding, and Tony Spurlock.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

 

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