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July 14, 2005



  Marvin K. “Dickie” Brandenburg, 60, of Georgetown, formerly of Versailles, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Georgetown Health Care Center.

Born Oct. 23, 1944, in Versailles, he was the son of the late Dick and Polly Brown Brandenburg. He was member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church and a former employee of Sylvania and GTE.

Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Lynn Klaber, Georgetown; a brother, Barry Brandenburg, Versailles; three grandchildren, Brittany, Delaney, and Wyatt; and his companion, Carolyn Morrison.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, July 14, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Versailles Cemetery. Honorary casket bearers will be Ed Howard, Mike Richardson, Billy Gregory, and Larry Bartlett.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Hope Center, Lexington, or a favorite charity.



  Gordon G. Chaney, 62, of Lexington, husband of Jean Thompson Chaney, died Monday, July 11, 2005, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born in Chicago, Ill., he was a son of the late James and Velma Rice Chaney. He was a retired maintenance electrician with the OSRAM Sylvania Lamp Plant, a woodworker known for his keepsake and jewelry boxes, enjoyed gardening, and was a member of Gardenside Baptist Church. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lisa K. Epperson, Lexington; a granddaughter, Brianna Epperson; a brother, Conrad Chaney, Rock Hill, S.C.; two nephews, Jeff Chaney and Jon Chaney; a great nephew and two great nieces, Treye, Jennifer and Caroline Chaney, all of Georgetown; and other family members.

Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. today, Thursday, July 14, at W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by Dr. Ron Fellemende and the Rev. Roy Vernon. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Challenge to Build Fund at Gardenside Baptist Church.



  Jewell Landrum, 93, of Lexington, widow of Rollie N. Farris, died Thursday, July 7, 2005.

Born July 24, 1911, she was the daughter of Z.N. and Nancy Elizabeth Barnett Landrum. She was a long standing member of Eastland Church of God, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include her children, Phillip Farris, Lexington, Nancy Jarboe, Versailles, Ruth Anderson, Versailles, K. Nelson Farris, Greenville, Del., and Jeannine Proctor, Carrollton; 12 grandchildren, Tami Farris, Lexington, Lisa Reneé Takacs, Arlington, Texas, Karin Woolums, Versailles, Stephanie Williams, Nicholasville, Jennifer Anderson, Toledo, Ohio, Brian Anderson, Frankfort, Mills Isbell, Raleigh, N.C., Jody Lewis, Santa Barbara, Calif., Courtney Gibbons, New York, N.Y., David Hillegas, Brooklyn, N.Y., Billie Thomas, and James Thomas, both of Carrollton; and 15 great-grandchildren. Five brothers, Robert Landrum, Frank Landrum, Dan Landrum, J. B. Landrum, and Kermit Landrum, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 9, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Jeff Birch. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to Sayre Christian Village, 3840 Camelot Drive, Lexington, KY 40517.

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  Helen Moss Lynn, 79, of Georgetown, widow of Harold Lynn, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center.

A native of Louisville, she was the foster daughter of Ida Lee Craig, Midway, and the late Marshall Craig. She was a retired bookkeeper for Brock-McVey Company and a member of the Cane Run Baptist Church.

In addition to her foster mother, she is survived by a son, Russell Craig Moss, Georgetown; a daughter, Jo Ann Offutt, Stamping Ground; a sister, Mary H. Cline, Statesville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Lee Ann Watters, Dwight Offutt, Bryan Alan Moss, and Denise Sharp; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 9, at Johnson's Funeral Home by the Rev. Glenn Redmon. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.



  Patricia Ann Scott, 72, of Hastings, Mich., widow of Harry N. Scott Jr., died Friday, July 8, 2005, at Woodlawn Meadows Nursing Home, Hastings.

She is survived by three daughters, Terri Etter, Middleville, Mich., Rose Cook, Houston, Texas, and Kathy Maurer, Hastings; three sons, Bill Scott, Versailles, Dave Scott, Plainwell, Mich., and Mike Scott, Mauston, Wis.; 14 grandchildren, Leanne, Chris and Tim Etter, Taylor, Brayden, Erinn and Will Scott, Cody, Dillion and Cory Cook, and Kevin, Christine and Rebecca Maurer, and Noah Scott; and several nieces; nephews and cousins. An infant son, Stephen Patrick Scott; her parents, William and Evelyn McLaughlin, and a sister, Dorothy Bauer, are deceased.

A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted Monday, July 11, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Gun Lake, Mich., by Fr. Jeffrey Kassian. Interment was in Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church Cemetery. Beeler Funeral Home, Middleville, Mich., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Thornapple Area Enrichment Foundation.



  Brenna Laine Shelton, two-month-old daughter of Scott and Susan Landers Shelton of Midway, died suddenly Friday, July 8, 2005.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Jeremy Scott Shelton, Midway; her maternal grandparents, Sandra Jean and William L. Landers, Hamilton, Ohio; her paternal grandparents, David and Claudette Shelton, Bennettsville, S.C.; her paternal great-grandmother, Mary Ruth Shelton; an uncle, Steven Landers; and two aunts, Debbie Shelton and Sandy Lowman.

Memorial services were conducted Monday, July 11, in the Midway Cemetery by the Rev. Mark Johnson. Johnson's Funeral Home, Georgetown, was in charge of the arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the S.I.D.S. Network of KY, P.O. Box 23555, Lexington, KY 40523.



  Ruth Evelyn Wash Welsh, 75, of North Vernon, Ind., wife of Arthur Welsh, Jr., died Thursday, July 7, 2005, at Caritas Medical Center in Louisville after an extended illness.

Born Dec. 1, 1929, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ila Williams Wash. She was a graduate of Midway High School and attended Georgetown College. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in North Vernon.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Sherra L. Rogers, Russell Springs, and Alice V. Davis, Madison, Ind.; two sons, James E. Welsh, Columbia Falls, Mont., and Tom Welsh, of Madison, Ind.; a sister, Frances Clark, Shelbyville; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. A son, John Harper Allison, is deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, July 10, at the Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home, Madison, Ind., by Pastor Mike Stough. Entombment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in a private ceremony on Monday, July 11.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Seventh Day Adventist Church.



  Addie Mae Rankin Wiseman, 78, of Lexington, wife of Hubert Clay Wiseman, died Friday, July 8, 2005, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Stonewall and Ollie Biddle Rankin. She was a member and former Sunday school teacher at Central Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Karen Ann Roser, Hugh Franklin Wiseman, and Lynn Clay Wiseman Sr., all of Lexington; a brother, Clarence Rankin, Lexington; five sisters, Ruth Evelyn Hodges, Mary Brown, and Mildred Lansaw, all of Lexington, Virginia Blanton, Winchester, and Dorothy Hall, Versailles; and five grandchildren, Katherine Roser, Fred Feltman Roser IV, Christopher Wiseman, Nathan Wiseman, and Clay Wiseman. Three sisters, Lillie Judy, Julia Morton, and Sarah Sutton; and two brothers, James Oliver Rankin and Stonewall Rankin Jr., are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 12, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, by the Rev. William Turner. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Casket bearers were her family members.

Memorials are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation, Kentucky Chapter, 2908 Brownsboro Road #100, Louisville, KY 40206.

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