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July 14, 2011



Don Ellis Baker Sr., 72, of Georgetown, died Monday, July 11, 2011.

Born Nov. 14, 1938, in Owen County, he was the son of the late Salem Henry and Nellie Ellis Baker. He served with the U.S. Army, was a retired farmer, and a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Don Ellis Baker II, Georgetown; two sisters, Helen Hall, Lawrenceburg, and Doris Powell, Frankfort; two brothers, Billy Baker, Frankfort, and James Baker, Murray; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, July 14, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass in Frankfort.

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Martha Wooldridge Dozier Graves, 95, of Lawrenceburg, died Saturday, July 2, 2011.

Born June 20, 1916, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late William and Ethel Cox Dozier. She retired from Texas Instruments in Versailles after 25 years of employment. She was a member of Truth Baptist Church in Frankfort.

Survivors include a daughter, Dona Graves Roberts, Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren, Wendell Adair Graves Jr., Ivan Gregory Graves, Will Dozier Graves, and Archie "Rob" Roberts, all of Frankfort; and many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A son, Wendell A. Graves Sr.; a granddaughter, Martha Dawn Graves; and five siblings, Carl Dozier, Emmet Dozier, Elizabeth D. Hays, Dorothea D. Wash, and her twin brother, William F. Dozier, are deceased.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Truth Baptist Church, 340 Holmes Street, Frankfort.

Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Truth Baptist Church, 340 Holmes Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Richard Hughes "Hack" Hackendahl, 87, of Blackstone, Va., formerly of Vinton, Va., and Versailles, widower of Janice Hackendahl, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps when he was 17 years old and served on Guadalcanal during World War II. He served with Lady Bird Johnson in the 1960s with her National Clean-Up/Fix-Up Campaign as the director of National Paint Association in Washington, D.C.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Ellington (Pete), Blackstone, Va.; a son, Al Kelty (Ann), Versailles; two grandsons, Chris Ellington, Los Angeles, Calif., and A.J. Kelty (Kasi), Versailles; a granddaughter, Leeann Hammond (Greg), Plano, Texas; and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Susan Nelson; and a son, Steve Kelty, are deceased.

A memorial service with military honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the Joseph McMillian Funeral Home, 1826 Cox Road (Bus. Hwy. 460) near Blackstone, VA 23824. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Nottoway County Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 453, Crewe, VA 23930 or to the Blackstone Fire Department, First Responders, 318 Church Street, Blackstone, VA 23824.

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Robert Coleman Haney, 71, of Paris, husband of Mary Bailey Haney, died Monday, July 11, 2011, at his home.

Born June 17, 1940, in Nicholas County, he was the son of the late William Ira and Iva Mae Toy Haney. He attended the Bath County Schools, and was a member of Peyton’s Lick Christian Church. He was a retired maintenance worker for Square D with 33 years of service, a farmer, a former service station owner in Mount Sterling, and an avid fisherman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Deborah Ballengee, Paris, and Kim (Billy) Perkins, Georgetown; three grandchildren, Jillian Ballengee, Paris, Kelsie Perkins, Versailles, and Molly Perkins, Georgetown; two stepsons, Jeff Turner, Paris, and Mason Turner, Lexington; two sisters, Mona (Paul) Lyons, Little Rock, and Patty Haney, Bunker Hill; and his nieces and nephews, Hollie (Jeffrey) Hart, Brad Hays, Randy and Lezlie Lyons, Darrell Lyons.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11a.m. today, Thursday, July 14, at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Sharpsburg by the Rev. Chuck Perry. Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Peyton’s Lick Christian Church



Janet Lynette Hodges, 56, of Georgetown, died Thursday, July 7, 2011.

Survivors include a son, Aaron Alloway; four sisters, Gwen Wager, Frankfort, April Ball, Lexington, Norene Jackson, Versailles, and Sharon Jackson, Lawrenceburg; and two brothers, Frank Jackson and Troy Jackson, both of California.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort.

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Arthur Estes "Big Hands" "Devil" Jones Sr., 78, of Frankfort, husband of Dorothy Jones, died Friday, July 8, 2011.

Born July 19, 1932, he was the son of the late Samuel H. and Ruth P. Jones of Millville. He graduated from Simmons High School in Versailles, and attended Kentucky State College in Frankfort, where he played football. He belonged to Macedonia Baptist Church in Millville, and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 9235 and American Legion. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Kentucky State University Sept. 30, 1998. He enjoyed working on cars.

In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by seven children, Arthurine Monie, Venessa (John) Grevious, Arthur Jones Jr., Anthony Jones Sr., Victoria Jones, and Robin and Robert Tillman; 11 grandchildren, John Grevious Jr., Louisville, Regina Grevious, Nashville, Tenn., Joseph (Crystal) Cushingberry Jr., Anthony Jones Jr., Angela Jones, Amanda Smith, Lexington, Cori Monie, Christopher Cushingberry, Arthur Jones, Byron Tillman, Lexington, and Danisha Jones, Waco, Texas; 12 great-grandchildren; six brothers, Robert (Anita) Jones, Louisville, Samuel (Celestine) Jones, Carl Jones, Detroit, Mich., Joseph (Diana) Jones, Louisville, George Jones, and Ethan Jones, Alexandria, Va.; five sisters, Mary Washington, Lawrenceburg, Maxine (Greg) Johnson, Dayton, Ohio, Rita (Herman) Harvey, Lawrenceburg, Pamela Jones, and Sarah Jones (Des Moines, Iowa; an aunt, Katie Jones; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. His stepmother, Martha Jones; a daughter, Regina; a sister, Mildred Chisley; two brothers, Harold and Grant Jones; five uncles and two aunts, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, July 14, at the First Corinthian Baptist Church by the Rev. Leslie Whitlock, the Rev. L.A. Newby, and the Rev. Robert E. Houston. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Robert S. Jones, Carl A. Jones, George S. Jones, Samuel K. Jones, Joseph D. Jones, and Ethan A. Jones. Honorary bearers will be William Hart, John Redding, Lawrence Morton, Joseph Cushingberry Sr., Robert Redding Sr., Richard Kirtley, and Eric Barnett. Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, Frankfort, is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass/Frankfort Office, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Russell "Bear" Turner, 82, of Frankfort, died Saturday, July 9, 2011.

Born April 3, 1929, in Scott County, he was the son of the late Henry and Ruby Hendricks Turner. He was a retired farmer and member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Henrietta Logan; and three brothers, Sidney Turner, Mark (Frances) Turner, and Risque (Brenda) Turner, all of Frankfort. Two sisters, Maxine Traugott and Marjorie Meriweather; and five brothers, Marion Gilbert Turner, William Turner, Donald Turner, Herbert Turner, and Ross Turner, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, July 14, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Wallace Kent. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Larry Turner, Mike Turner, Ray Turner, Kenneth Turner, Eddie Turner, Gary Logan, Henry Logan, and Bobby Mefford. Honorary bearers will be Judge Thomas Wingate, Salem Wingate, Carlos Pugh, Quincey Sheets, Derrick McFrazier, Terry Beatty, John Hippe, Scottie Sowash, friends at McDonald’s East West Coffee Group, and all his friends at Kroger East and West.

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Timothy Lee Washabaugh Jr., 43, of Lexington, died Monday, July 11, 2011.

Born Sept. 18, 1967, in Versailles, he was the son of Timothy Lee Sr. and Nancy Washabaugh.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by five sisters, Crystal (Leroy) Dicks, Cheri (Howard) Buckland, Solitare (Mac Childers) Washabaugh, and Misty (Nick) Simmons, all of Lexington, and Lucretia Brewer, Salvisa; three brothers, Gary and Joshua Washabaugh, both of Lexington, and Steven Washabaugh, Winchester; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private family services are being planned.

Contributions can be made to Louis Arnold Ministries, Bethel Road, Nicholasville, KY.

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