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July 12, 2007


Roy Russell Broadwater, 86, of Louisville, husband of Gladys Schlosnagle Broadwater, died Thursday, July 5, 2007, at his home.
Born March 27, 1921, in Bittinger, Md., he was the son of the late Clara Ellen Stark and Chauncey Roy Broadwater. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He began his career as a general store and restaurant owner in Accident, Md. He joined Field Enterprises and became a salesman of World Book Encyclopedia, achieving the position of branch manager. After retirement in 1971, he began a land development company, Broadwater Enterprises. He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Louisville and a winter member of the First Congregational Church of Lake Worth, Fla. He was an avid golfer and a championship horseshoe player. He was a member of the Lake Worth Horseshoe Club Hall of Fame, and was the overall champion of the club championship for 2007.
In addition to his wife of 64 years, he is survived by three sons, Richard Broadwater, Lexington, and Ronald and David Broadwater, Louisville; a daughter, Mary Skipworth, Burkesville; 10 grandchildren, Benji Broadwater, Versailles, Ellen Neathery and Elizabeth Gilbert, both of Bowling Green, and Joshua, Eric, Michael, Frank, Christopher, Stanford, and Sophie Broadwater, all of Louisville; and a great-grandson, Jake, Versailles. Three brothers, Claude, Guy, and Perry Broadwater, are deceased.
Services were conducted Sunday, July 8, at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Louisville. Burial was in Cave Hill Cemetery. Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, Louisville, was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville, Immanuel United Church of Christ Youth Summer Camp, or Brooklawn Children’s Home.

Howard C. “Daddy” Campbell Sr, 84, of Versailles, widower of Julia Dobbins Campbell, died Thursday, July 4, 2007.
The son of the late Myrtle Devine and George Campbell, he was a retired Kuhlman Electric employee and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his children, Mary Wilmont and Susan Russell, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Valarie Campbell-Clark, Washington, D.C., Vivian Offutt, Bowling Green, and Linda Winkfield, Myrtle Campbell, Georgia Campbell, Marilyn Campbell, Howard C. “Butch” Campbell, William Campbell, Calvin Campbell, and Darryl Campbell, all of Versailles; a brother, Joe Campbell, Versailles; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Monday, July 9, at the First Baptist Church, Versailles, by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Lyudmila Derkach, 46, of Nicholasville, wife of Pavel Derkach, died Monday, July 9, 2007, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.
Born May 1, 1961, in the Ukraine, she was the daughter of Alex and Motya Sych Fedchyk. She was a member of the Ukrainian Pentecostal Church in Versailles.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by 14 children, Olga, Bogdon, Yeleva, Natalya, Pavel, Nelya, Alex, Alla, Diana, Timothy, Irina, David, Vova and Samuel.
Services will be conducted Saturday July 14, 2007, at the Ukrainian Pentecostal Church by the Rev. Jerry Boyechko. Burial will follow in Rose Crest Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 13, at church. Clark Funeral Home-Rose Hill is in charge of arrangements.
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Nina Penn Graves, 91, of Versailles, widow of Hubert Graves, died Monday, July 9, 2007.
A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Penn. She was a retired National Distillers switchboard operator.
Survivors include her children, Nancy Richardson, Versailles, Jan Noonan, Frankfort, Donald H. Graves, Lancaster, Michael W. Graves, Salvisa, and Dana K. Graves, Knoxville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at noon today, Thursday, July 12, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Carl Jones. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Eric and Marc Richardson, David, Darren, Brian and Jared Graves, and Will Noonan. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. today.
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Harry R. Hartley, 81, husband of Mary Lyle Hartley, died Sunday, July 8, 2007.
A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Jody and Rhoda Hartley. He was a former farmer and retiree of IBM. He was a World War II veteran, having served on Okinawa in the U.S. Marine Corps, and received the Purple Heart.
A son, Sherman Lyle Hartley, and two brothers, William A. and J.B. Hartley, are deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, July 11, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Dr. Mark Johnson. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Hartley, Brock Ritchey, Spurgeon and Holly Chapman, William T. Prather III, and Adolfo Gerding.
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Minetta Lancaster, 85, of Versailles, widow of Carter Lancaster, died Thursday, July 5, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center.
Born in Brown County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Howard B. and Lelage Clemons Mitchell. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church and a former Sunday school teacher, and enjoyed quilting.
Survivors include two daughters, Dianna Baker-Morgan, Versailles, and Rita Patrick, Gainesville, Fla.; a sister, Doris Nelcamp, Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, Charles Baker Jr. and Kim Baker, both of Versailles, and John C. Patrick and Susan Patrick, both of Gainesville, Fla.; and six great-grandchildren, Nathan Baker, Corey Baker, Justin Baker, Austin Baker, Ryan Patrick, and Jaci Patrick.
Services were conducted Tuesday, July 10, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.
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Annetta Mae Robinson, 90, widow of Harry Bowman and Willie D. Robinson Sr., died Thursday, July 5, 2007.
She was a retired seamstress, an active member of the Kingsway Assembly of God Church for over 40 years, and more recently the Mortonsville Assembly of God Church. She was an Avon representative for over 30 years. She was a frequent visitor to the elderly and nursing homes.
Survivors include five children, Donald Bowman, Milta Lanham, Michael Robinson, Linda Robinson, all of Versailles, and Louise Robertson, Midway; a stepson, Willie Dee Robinson Jr., Versailles; four sisters, Laura Robinson, Versailles, Anna Belle Gill, Midway, and Kitty Riddle and Alma Warford, both of Lawrenceburg; a brother, Johnny Bowman, Versailles; 11 grandchildren, Darlene Lee, Teresa Brown, Danny Lanham, Lynn Hoard, Kris Robinson, Sarah Robinson, Marissa Castellano, Seth Robinson, Lucas Tenorio, Nicholas Tenorio, and Leah Tenorio; and 10 great-grandchildren, Derrick Darnell, Kelly Lee, Amber Lee, Nathan Brown, Nicholas Brown, Allison Hoard, Jacob Hoard, Jon Hoard, Rebecca Lanham, and Grant Lanham.
Services were conducted Monday, July 9, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Kenny Robinson, the Rev. Gerald Hogan, and Martha Bowman. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Danny Lanham, Lucas Tenorio, Seth Robinson, Kris Robinson, Rodney Hoard, and Clinton Brown. Honorary bearers were Tommy Goins, Denny Riddle, Kelly Bowman, Timmy Robinson, Larry Bowman, Keith Phillips, Sammy Wayne Riddle, Marty Bowman, Lonny Bowman, and Jeff Serber.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.
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