The Woodford Sun
July 11, 2002
Vallis Kenneth Atwood, 55, of Liberty, formerly of Versailles, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center, Lexington.
Born in Liberty Feb. 14, 1947, he was the son of Doyle and Atha Griffith Atwood. He was a member of Glen’s Creek Baptist Church, a 1965 graduate of Woodford County High School, and a 12-year employee of Rand-McNally, Versailles, having worked in the cardo department.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Geri Atwood, Lexington, and Sara Slusher, Versailles; a son, Bryan Atwood, Midway; six brothers, Garnett Atwood, Lexington, David Atwood, California, Larry Atwood, Liberty, Jerry Atwood, Midway, Cecil Atwood, Versailles, and George Atwood, Versailles; an aunt, Lois Rigney, Cincinnati, Ohio; an uncle, George Griffith, Liberty; two grandchildren, Zachary Hayden Ball and Tony Vallis Slusher; six nieces, seven nephews, and many cousins.
Services were conducted Saturday, July 6, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Pat Rayburn. Burial was in the Caney Fork Cemetery, Casey County. Casket bearers were his brothers.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, 2201 Regency Road, Lexington, KY 40503.
Gary L. Banks, 51, of Lexington, husband of Margaret “Maggie” Banks, died Monday, July 1, 2002, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.
Born in Irvine, he was the son of the late Ogle and Geneva Banks. He was a supervisor with the physical plant division at UK. He was a Vietnam veteran and a member of Heritage Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Stephanie Smith, Versailles, and Melissa Banks, Lexington; a stepdaughter, Karen Hockensmith, Wilmore; a stepson, Michael Snowden, Lexington; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn Long, Versailles, and Phillip Hockensmith III, Wilmore; and two sisters, Carolyn McCord, Harrodsburg, and Colleen Thomas, Lexington. A brother, Larry G. Banks, is deceased.
Services were conducted Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home by Dr. Greg Waltermire. Burial was in the Sally Pore Cemetery, Estill County. Casket bearers were his co-workers from the UK PPD garage.
Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 2201 Regency Road Suite 401, Lexington, KY 40503.
Carl Dorsey Barber, 46, of Crestwood, husband of Rhonda Cook Barber, died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at his residence after a short illness.
A native of Frankfort, he was the son of the late Carl Dorsey and Mary Elizabeth Austin Barber. He was a U.S. Army veteran, member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4075, and attended Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Casey Barber, Versailles, and Jake Obanyon Barber, Crestwood; three daughters, Lynn Lee, Frankfort, and Kimberly Colleen Barber and Karla Gale Barber, Crestwood; two brothers, Larry W. Barber and John Barber, Frankfort; three sisters, Debra Jean Green, Hazel Faye Martin, and Clarice A. Burch, Frankfort; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. William Franklin. Casket bearers were Michael Green, Robert Green, Larry Barber, Mike Austin, John Barber, and Josh Tate. VFW Post 4075 conducted military honors at graveside.
Mary Alice Bailey of Woodford County died Friday, July 5, 2002.
A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, July 11, 2002, in the fellowship hall of Versailles Baptist Church.
Donations are suggested to Versailles Baptist Church.
Verna B. Evans, 83, of Lexington, wife of Carl R. Evans, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at Lexington Country Place.
Born in Owsley County, she was the daughter of the late W.C. and Nell Jackson Dooley. She was a former short-order cook for Sageser’s Drug Store, and was a member of the Southland Christian Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Marjorie (Margie) Moore, Versailles; two sons, Edward R. Evans, Lexington, and James D. Evans, Pueblo, Colo.; a sister, Elora Stewart, Miamisburg, Ohio; two brothers, Ollie Dooley, Owsley County, and C.J. Dooley, Lee County; three grandchildren, Richard Moore, Largo, Fla., and Chris Evans and Brad Evans, Pueblo; and four great grandchildren.
Services were conducted Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland by the Rev. Rusty George. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County.
Anna Lee Freeman, 80, of Lawrenceburg, wife of James Wheeler Freeman, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg.
Born in Woodford County Feb. 26, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Ellis and Hallie Lathrem Mann. She was a member of the Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church and the New Hope Sunday school class. She was a former Sunday school teacher and Bible school teacher.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Ann Freeman Wilson, Harrodsburg, and Shirley Lee Freeman Tierney, Lexington; two sons, James Wheeler Freeman Jr., Greensboro, N.C., and Keith Freeman, Lexington; two brothers, Kenneth Mann, Lawrenceburg, and James Mann, Nicholasville; two sisters, Edna Witten, Versailles, and Patsy Taylor, Lexington; 13 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. A sister, Flora Mae Coomer, and two brothers, Harold Mann and Ellis Mann Jr., are deceased.
Services were conducted Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at the Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church by Dr. Greg Burton and Bro. Jeff Eaton. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lee and Beau Wilson, Bill White, Brad Gordon, James Wheeler Freeman III, Adam and Kris Freeman. Honorary bearers were Heather Wilson Wessling, Kristi Wilson Tyldesley, Deanna Lee Tracy, Brooke, Meredith, and Kelly Freeman, and the members of the New Hope Sunday school class.
Contributions are suggested to the television ministry at the Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church, 111 North Main Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, or to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40422.
The Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, was in charge of arrangements.
Claude Hellard Jr., 81, of Frankfort, widower of Nancy Ann Long Hellard, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
A native of Frankfort, he was the son of the late Claude Sr. and Laura Alice Carrier Hellard. He was a self-employed furniture refinisher and a member of the First Pentecostal Church of God.
Survivors include two daughters, Tina Wylie and Thelma Jean Satterly, Frankfort; a son, Steven Hellard, Frankfort; three sisters, Bessie Simpson, Pauline Fortner, and Katherine Roark, all of Frankfort; six brothers, Bill Hellard, Zeke Hellard, John Hellard, Ernest Hellard, and Charlie Hellard, all of Frankfort, and Miron Stratton, Versailles; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. A son, Mark Anthony Hellard; two sisters, Ethel Hutcherson and Anna Mae Sutherland; a brother, Billy Hellard; and two great grandchildren are deceased.
Services were conducted Friday, July 5, 2002, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Randy Vaught. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Tim Hall, Danny Reyes, Alvie Moore, Terry Wylie, Daniel Simpson, Sherman Hellard, and Bobby Manley.
Mildred Cox Kallman of Locust Valley, N.Y., died Saturday, June 29, 2002, of cancer.
Born in Irvine, she was the daughter of Dr. Walter and Annie Elgin Cox. She attended Centre College, graduated from the University of Kentucky, and was a member of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Woodford County.
Survivors include five children, James P. Patton Jr., Curtis Patton, Nancy Ann Patton, Laura Kallman, and Peter M. Kallman; and 13 grandchildren.
A memorial service was conducted July 3 at the Trinity Church, Roslyn Harbor, N.Y.
Ruby Catherine Thompson Lewis, 77, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Joe Lewis, died Monday, July 1, 2002, at Heritage Hall Care Center.
A native of Nelson County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Rosie Ann Girton Thompson. She was a homemaker, a member of the Lawrenceburg Second Christian Church, where she served as a deaconess, board member, youth advisor, superintendent of the Sunday school, and a member of the adult choir and CWF. She was a former member of the Nelson County Homemakers, and was a 1942 graduate of Central High School, Louisville.
Survivors include five daughters, JoAnn Fuller, Bonnie Napier, Patsy Bean, and Sandra Pritchard, all of Lawrenceburg, and Sue Johnson, Versailles; a son, Don Burley, Shelbyville; four brothers, Bennie Thompson, Bloomfield, James Thompson, Indianapolis, Ind., Thomas Thompson, Louisville, and Wallace Thompson, Taylorsville; two sisters, Elizabeth Thompson, Bloomfield, and Betty Allen, Louisville; a godchild, Cathy Murphy; 22 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; an aunt; and two uncles. A son, Jesse Lewis; a stepdaughter, Betty Thompson; a sister, Lottie Stone; and a great-great granddaughter, Janee Wright, are deceased.
Services were conducted Saturday, July 06, 2002, at the Lawrenceburg First Christian Church by the Rev. H.E. Bolton. Burial was in Woodlawn Hills Cemetery. Casket bearers were Alonzo Gaines, Johnny N. Cunningham, James Gray, Jesse Thomas, Keith James, and Henry Lee Johnson. Honorary bearers were Janet Bean, Jennie McKee, Debbie Henry, Tonya Drury, Angie Buck, Gertrude Cunningham, Teresa Cole, Ruth McKee, William E. McKee, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ruggles Sr.
William Benjamin “Ben” Martin, 17, of Versailles, son of W. Mike and Susan Kitchen Martin, died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center of an apparent drug overdose.
Born in Woodford County, he had been a student at St. Leo School, Lexington Catholic High School, and Woodford County High School. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, J.J. Martin, Versailles; two nieces, Shelby and Cassie Martin; and his paternal grandmother, Pat C. Martin, Danville. His paternal grandfather, Bill Martin, Danville, and his maternal grandparents, Edgar and Bell R. Kitchen, Versailles, are deceased.
Services were conducted Monday, July 8, 2002, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Frank Osburg and Fr. Raymond Stratman. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were James Kay II, Roy Coyle, Wade Patterson, Sean Carroll, Travis Manley, Billy Dale, Kirby Barber, Amy Lippert, and Emily Kay. Honorary bearers were Gayle Patterson, Harold Kitchen, Jack Hall, Jerry Constantine, Kevin Cummins, Allen Perkins, Bob Cairell, Johnny Kay, James Kay, Bobby Dotson, Sissy Dotson, James Cox, Margaret Karsner, Kathy Manley, David Dotson, Dr. Phil Lathrem, Hank Ward, Carol Ward, and J. Steve Ward. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to DARE of Woodford County, or to one’s favorite charity.
James Lee Poole, 83, of Versailles, a retired civilian contracts negotiator for the United States Air Force, husband of Betsy Wright Poole, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg.
Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late James Lee Sr. and Lillian Hall Poole. He was graduate of the University of Kentucky and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived a daughter, Pamela Dailey, Winchester; a sister, Doris Ruggles, Lawrenceburg; a stepdaughter, Deborah Pollard, Asheville, N.C.; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
A memorial service following cremation was conducted Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at St. John's Episcopal Church by Fr. Alan Hansen. Honorary casket bearers were Martin E. Kaz, Larry Snyder, Edward Ruggles Jr., David Ruggles, Tony Gray, and Jeff McCormick. Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Humane Society, P. O. Box 44, Versailles, KY 40383.
The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Charlie Robinson, 16, of Frankfort, formerly of Versailles, died Thursday, July 4, 2002, apparently of drowning in the Kentucky River.
Born Nov. 28, 1985, in Fayette County, he was the son of Malissa Downey, Shelbyville, and Charles Robinson. He was a student at Shelby County High School and attended the Word of Life Apostolic Pentecostal Church, Shelbyville.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Jessica Robinson, Louisville; a brother, Jason Bush, Shelbyville; his maternal grandparents, William L. and Wanda Burgess, Woodford County; and several cousins.
Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by Bro. Leon Gill. Casket bearers were Jerry Bowling, Jason Bush, James Bussey, George Henry, Curtis Haney, and William Grace.
Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.
Peggy Joyce Sams, 62, of Millville, wife of Carlos J. Sams, died Friday, July 5, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ophelia Coyle Kincaid. She was retired from Ken-Wel Manufacturing, and was a member of the Millville Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, John W. Sams, Versailles, Carlos T. Sams and Mike E. Sams, both of Millville; his stepmother, Mildred Kincaid, Nonesuch; 13 grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; two great grandchildren; and two step-great grandchildren. A son, Ronnie G. Sams, and a granddaughter are deceased.
Services were conducted Monday, July 8, 2002, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Hamrick and the Rev. Jeff Lawrence. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were John W. Sams, Carlos T. Sams, Mike E. Sams, David Sams, Jay Sams, and Virgil Parker Ridings. Honorary bearer was Michael Tyler Sams.
Larry G. Sanders, 56, of Greenville, Ohio, formerly of Versailles, husband of Gloria Clark Sanders, also formerly of Versailles, died Monday, June 24, 2002, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident.
Born Dec. 6, 1945, in Versailles, he was the son of Etta McWilliams Sanders, Pitsburg, Ohio, and the late Edward Sanders. He was retired from Carpenters Local 104, Dayton, Ohio, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed growing flowers, especially daylilies, and was a fan of the Kentucky Wildcats and horse racing, especially the Kentucky Derby.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three sons, Steven Ruppe, Lawrenceburg, Stacey Ruppe and Darrin Sanders, Greenville; two daughters, Sarah Sanders, Mishawka, Ind., and Karah Sanders, Greenville; five grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard Sanders, Gordon, Ohio, and Barry Sanders, Laura, Ohio; and two sisters, Linda Weaver, Wayne Lakes, Ohio, and Lisa Warner, Richmond, Ind.
A memorial service was held Thursday, June 27, 2002, at the Pleasant View Missionary Church, Greenville.
Woodrow “Woody” Anthony Schad, 70, of Okeechobee, Fla., husband of Linda Christine Schad, died Friday, June 28, 2002, at his residence.
Born April 24, 1932 in Versailles, he was retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict, where he received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a 33rd degree member of the Okeechobee and Lake Worth Masonic Lodge, and had served as Worshipful Master of the Okeechobee F&AM Lodge. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite at the Okeechobee Shrine Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Nelson Schad, West Palm Beach, Fla., and George W. Turner, Columbus, Ind.; two daughters, Andrea Schad, Orlando, Fla., and Linda D. Schad, St. Petersburg, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Nancye Ingleheart, Cicero, N.Y.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2002, at the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, Okeechobee.
Contributions may be made to the Masonic Home of Florida, P.O. Box 814, Okeechobee, FL 34973, or to the American Diabetes Association, Gift Remembrance Headquarters, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road #415, Maitland, FL 32751-7105.
Jarrod Mitchell Swinford, 24, of Versailles, son of James H. and Judy Watchter Swinford, died July 1, 2002, in Lexington after a long illness.
He was born in Versailles April 17, 1978.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandfather, Charles Watchter Jr., Versailles; and his paternal grandfather, Carl Swinford, Ohio. His grandmothers, Nell Watchter and Helen Swinford, are deceased.
Services were conducted Friday, July 5, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Mike Harris. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Ralph Swinford, Carl Swinford, Trevor Watchter, Darrel Varner, Jeff Quatman, and Ray Huff.
Memorials are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1941 Bishop Lane SW 507, Louisville, KY 40218.
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