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Bob Egbert

Bob Egbert, 49, of Versailles, son of Daisy Egbert and the late Robert L. Egbert, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001.

Born in Woodford County on May 1, 1952, he was a self-employed builder, real estate associate and auctioneer, and ran for coroner in 1998, losing in the May primary election. He was a member of the Mortonsville Assembly of God.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Kali Egbert and Kasi Egbert, both of Lexington; four brothers, Marvin M. Egbert, Versailles, Mike “Shane” Egbert, Frankfort, William “Buddy” Egbert, Anderson County, and Granville Egbert, Versailles. A sister, Peggy Slatten, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by Bro. Victor Slatten. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mike Egbert, Marvin Egbert, Tommy Jones, Darrell Young, Chad Egbert and David Clark.


William H. Chapman

William Henry “Bill” Chapman, 77, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, husband of Mary Duncan Chapman, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at his residence.

Born in Harrodsburg on June 20, 1924, he was the son of the late Cecil and Florence Reed Chapman. He was retired after 30 years as the co-owner of Clark County Implement Company and was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, James Patrick Chapman, Lexington; two sisters, Betty Darnell, Fisherville, and Doris Bennett, Taylorsville; and a brother, Cecil Chapman Jr., Fisherville.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens, Lexington. Casket bearers were David Chapman, Jimmy Cunningham, Jess Burrier, Dale Vaughn, Phillip Vaughn, and Johnny Fritz. Honorary bearers were James Penick, Billy Howard Chapman, Mitch Cooper, Bobby Keller, Junior Pasley, James Vaughn, Charlie Kaenzig, Claude Kaenzig, Gene Southworth, Clark Bennett, Arnold Juett and Alvin Pasley.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the American Cancer Society.


Douglas D. Goodrich

Douglas Dean Goodrich, 31, of Lexington, son of Bruce D. and Amanda Goodrich of Woodford County, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, in Lexington.

He was born Jan. 9, 1970, and was a self-employed carpenter.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sons, Christopher Dean Goodrich, Michael Thomas Goodrich and Daniel Lee Goodrich, all of Lexington; six sisters, Marie Runyon and Margie Nash, both of Anderson County, Sharon Wainscott, Owenton, Stephanie Purvis, Illinois, Terry Rednour, Cynthiana, and Kim Hoover, Versailles; three brothers, Bruce Goodrich, Franklin County, Lindsey Fields, California, and Brett Goodrich, Paris; seven nephews; six nieces; one great nephew; and one great niece.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, July 9, 2001, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Ray Holdren.

Casket bearers were Bruce Goodrich, Chris Goodrich, David Purvis, David Runyon, Jimmy Dale Wainscott, and Kenny Nash.

Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.


Susie Greene

Susie Green, 80, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Versailles, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Mary Scott Nursing Home, Dayton.

She was the daughter of Roberta Fields, and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, Dayton.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Yancy, and several cousins.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 10, at Smith Funeral Home, Dayton. Burial was in West Memory Cemetery.


William B. Horn

William B. Horn, 74, of Lexington, died Sunday, July 8, 2001.

He was a retired construction worker, a trade at which he worked most of his life. He was born March 20, 1927 in West Irvine to the late Aaron and Lillie May Morfield Horn.

Survivors include Nancy Sparks; two daughters, Sandra Wetmore, Richmond, and Dolly Slone, Lawrenceburg; two sons, Letcher Horn, Versailles, and Billy Horn, Lexington; two sisters, Judy Long, Lexington, and Anna Williams, Florida; 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A son, Roger Horn, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at Whitehall Funeral Chapel, Lexington, by the Rev. Tony Cooper. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were B.J. Riley, Rex Slone Jr., Tim Slone, Adam Brown, Harry Sparks, and Chris Rowland.

Smith Family Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.


Chester Logan

Chester Logan, 76, of Frankfort, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation.

A native of Powell County, he was the son of the late William and Mamie Johnson Logan. He was a retired bus driver, a farmer, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Logan; two daughters, Joy Brumback, Frankfort, and Debra Murphy, Shelbyville; two sons, Gary Logan, Frankfort, and Henry Logan, Lexington; two sisters, Virginia Southworth, Midway, and Bonnie Wiley, Frankfort; three brothers, Lester Logan, Frankfort, Charles Logan, Midway, and Gene Logan, Midway; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A sister, Juanita Logan; three brothers, Billy, Robert and Elmo Logan; and a granddaughter, Janet Logan, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2001, at Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Todd Lester and the Rev. Wallace Kent. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Casket bearers were his grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass of the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church Building Fund.


Ruth Nora Oneal

Ruth Nora Oneal, three-weeks, daughter of Sally Couch Oneal of Lexington and Gurard Oneal of Versailles, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center, Lexington.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Lucinda Lewis, Lexington; her paternal grandfather, Edward Oneal, Versailles; and a half-brother, Michael Oneal, Versailles.

Services were conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2001 at Light House in Jesus’ Name, Liberty. Burial was in Couch Williams Cemetery in Leslie County. Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, was in charge of arrangements.


Joseph E. Otis

Joseph Ernest “Pete” Otis, 87, of Lexington, widower of Ernestine “Aunt Tinnie” Littrell Otis, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at the Hospice Care Center.

A Woodford County native, he was the son of the late Aquilla Coyle “A.C.” and Lettie Holman Otis. He was a retired building contractor.

Survivors include four sons, Ernest C. Otis Sr., William D. Otis, Millard T. “Butch” Otis, and Joseph W. Otis, all of Lexington; eight daughters, Wilma Murphy, Aritta Mae Roberts, Gail Reed, Margaret Ramsey, Tina Marie Portwood, Sherry Lynn Burnette, Theresa Otis, all of Lexington, and Kathy Robinson, Sauquoit, N.Y.; two brothers, William Otis and Hugh Otis; two sisters, Ruby Clemmons and Clara Jones; 38 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, a son, Homer Lee Otis; a daughter, Maudie Rae Williams; and a sister, Louise Mitchell, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev Bob Baldridge. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Randy Williams, Douglas Becksted, John Portwood, Charles Portwood Jr., Tony West Jr., and James Robinson Jr. Honorary bearers were Robert Harrison and Robbie Harrison.


Russell F. Parks Sr.

Russell F. Parks Sr., 73, of Lexington, died Monday, June 2, 2001.

A native of Henry County, he was the son of the late John Russell Parks and Thelma Lee Claggett Logsdon. He was a retired car salesman and had served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Survivors include two sons, Russell Parks Jr., Lexington, and Robin Parks, Versailles; two half brothers, David Logsdon and George Logsdon; a half sister, Patsy Logsdon; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, July 12, 2001, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by the Rev. William K. Simmons.


Doris Phillips

Doris Elizabeth Weaver Phillips, 65, of Danville, formerly of Versailles, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born in Versailles on Aug. 9, 1935, she was the daughter of Amanda Smithers Weaver Tripp and the late William R. Weaver. She graduated from Simmons High School, Versailles, in 1954, and graduated as a licensed barber from West Kentucky Vocational School in Paducah in 1956. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Danville, served on the board of Habitat For Humanity. She was an avid bowler, serving as president of the Danville Women’s Bowling Association as well as president of several leagues. She worked part time for the Bluegrass Community Action Agency and the Pioneer Playhouse.

In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, Marvin B. Phillips Sr.; two daughters, Marguerite Phillips, Danville, and Taunya Phillips, Lexington; her step-father, Claude Tripp, Miami, Fla.; a brother, William R. Weaver Jr., Lexington; a step-brother, Leon Tripp, Miami, Fla.; a step-sister, Claudia Tripp, New York; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Services were conducted Monday, July 2, 2001, at the First Baptist Church, Danville, by the Rev. Richard Hill. Burial was in Danville Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Albert Taylor, Leon Smith, Wayne Bradley, Norman Bartleson, Richard Kirtley and Eugene Howard. Honorary bearers were Rodney Welch, Kenneth Howard, Coleman Singleton, Ike Kinley, Steven Singleton and John Kinley.

The Smith-Jackson Funeral Home, Danville, was in charge of arrangements.


Constance Priddy

Constance “Connie” Priddy, 79, of Versailles, formerly of Louisville, wife of Cleve Priddy, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Born in Woodford County on Jan. 10, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Maggie Chapman Wilson. She was a retired bookkeeper for Bacons Department store and a member of the Hunsinger Lane Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, survivors include four sisters, Ella Deeringer, Jeffersonville, Ind., Clarice Crews, South Boston, Va., Helen Juanita Ball, Parkers Lake, and Betty Wilhoit, Versailles; one brother, Marion “Ace” Wilson, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Mildred Hartley, and a brother, Edward Wilson Jr., are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Charlie Davis. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park, Louisville. Casket bearers were her nephews Tony Wilhoit Jr., John Wilhoit, Pat Wilhoit, Cecil Hartley, Ed Deeringer and Dennie Deeringer.


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