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July 15, 2010



Irene Baber, 73, of Versailles, wife of Everett Baber, died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Loranza Sr. and Annie Bell Clark Roe.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Linda (Henry) Logan, Versailles, Judy (Jim) Mollett, Lawrenceburg, and Carol (Larry) Lainhart, Versailles; four brothers, Roy Roe, Winchester, Ansel (Rose) Roe, Lawrenceburg, Bobby (Peggy) Roe, Nicholasville, and Loranza "Junior" (Kathy) Roe, Versailles; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Harvey Roe, Walter Roe, and Jerry Roe; a granddaughter, Janet Lee Logan; and a great-grandchild, Alisha Falin, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 14, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Hunter. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Steve Brumback, Steve Kring, Kirk Liter, Christopher Liter, Ansel Roe, Bobby Roe, Junior Roe, Roy Roe, and Richard Shearer. Honorary bearers were Jennifer Curtis, Samantha Willis, and Rebecca Smallwood.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Kermit Estil Grayson, 92, of Lebanon, Ky., widower of Mary Ellen Mattingly Grayson, died Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the Village of Lebanon.

Born May 29, 1918, in Clairfield, Claiborne County, Tenn., he was the son of the late Oscar and Bertha Miller Grayson. He was a well-known automobile mechanic and also was a former employee of Schenley Distillery.

Survivors include four daughters, LaVerne (Jimmy) Avritt and Sue Browning, both of Lebanon, Ky., Rita (Larry) Simpson, of Mebane, N.C., and Rosemary Grayson of Lexington; five sons, Donald (Barbara) Grayson, Louisville, Wendell (Madeleine) Grayson Sr., Springfield, Ken (Holly) Grayson, Lexington, Jim (Barbara) Grayson, Versailles, and Mike (Phyllis) Grayson, Lexington; 19 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Four children, Phillip Reed, Thomas Gerard, Agnes Marie and Patrick Grayson; two brothers, Hubert and Ralph Grayson; two sisters, Thelma Marple and Dorothy Bland Wilson; three grandchildren, John Spalding Grayson, James M. Grayson Jr. and Jennifer Marie Grayson; and a great-grandchild, Cecilia Clare Grayson, are deceased.

Prayer services were conducted Monday, June 28, by Deacon Joe Dant at Bosley Funeral Home, Lebanon. The funeral Mass was conducted Tuesday, June 29, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lebanon by the Rev. Jerry Bell. Interment followed in the St. Augustine Church Cemetery. Casket bearers were the his surviving grandsons, Jim Avritt Jr., Jeff Grayson Sr., Wendell Grayson Jr., Leon Grayson, Shaun Grayson, Brad Browning, Brian Browning, Jason Browning, Michael Simpson and Justin Simpson.



Jane Wilson Kincaid, of Lexington, died Monday, July 5, 2010.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Garvice Delmar and Nelle Wilson Kincaid. She was vice-chairman of Central Bank and Trust Company. She was a graduate of Henry Clay High School, received her associate’s degree from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and graduated from the University of Kentucky, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She was inducted into the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics Hall of Fame in 2008. She was a member of the Lexington Country Club and the Keeneland Club, was a member of the Kincaid Scholarship Foundation and was a former board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Survivors include her twin-sister, Joan Douglas Kincaid, Lexington; two sons, Brett Delmar Kincaid, Versailles, and Kevin Reed Kincaid, Georgetown; and several grandchildren.

Private services and burial were conducted in the Lexington Cemetery. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Kincaid Scholarship Foundation, c/o Central Bank and Trust Co., 300 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507.



Joanne Shy Sharp, 80, of Frankfort, widow of Robert Glenn Sharp, died Sunday, July 11, 2010.

Born Jan. 16, 1930, in Shelbyville she was the daughter of the late Forrest D. and Nora Coleman Shy. She was a craft shop owner.

Survivors include two daughters, Micky Morris Hix and JoDonna D. Morris, Frankfort; a son, Richard D. Morris, Frankfort; four grandchildren, Carol Sherrow, Justin D. Morris, Ryan C. Hix, and Bryan C. Hix; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Morris and Levi Hix; a brother, Robert C. Shy, Tennessee; and a great-niece, Adrienne Baelz.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 14, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Nick Coleman. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Ryan Hix, Bryan Hix, Justin Morris, Chris Baelz, and Nelson Hix.

Donations may be made to the Hospice of the Bluegrass. Condolences may be made at



Betty Meredith Trayner, 75, of Harrodsburg, wife of Ralph E. Trayner, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at her home.

Born Nov. 21, 1934, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late J.T. and Fayrene Roberts Meredith. She was a homemaker and also owned and operated Betty’s Fabric Shop in Versailles for several years. She was a member of the Harrodsburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school, Bible school and was a choir member for many years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Chip Trayner and Mark Trayner, both of Harrodsburg; and three grandchildren, Shane Trayner, Seth Trayner, and Chelsie Trayner.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 13, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel, Harrodsburg, by Robert L. Barton. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Seth Trayner, Shane Trayner, Brian Kelty, Bobby Catlett, Johnny Preston, Damon Preston, and Dan Walls.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 801 S. Limestone, Suite E, Lexington, KY 40508-4048, or the Mercer County Humane Society, 132 N. Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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Bernard A. Young, 77, of Versailles, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at the Veterans Administration Hospice Care Unit.

Born in Marcus, Iowa, he was the son of the late Raymond W. Young and Amanda B. Young of Storm Lake, Iowa. He moved to Kentucky from California to pursue his interest in horses. He was in partnership with Red Fox Farm for the past five years and had worked the past two years at Calumet Farm as an employee.

Survivors include a son, Allen Drew (Donna) Hiott, Anderson, S.C.; two granddaughters, Kristina Hiott and Virginia Gates, Columbia, S.C.; a great-grandson, Coleman Gates, Columbia, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother, Dale Young, and a sister, Marion Young, are deceased.

A memorial service will be held at the Pentecostal Church of God in the near future. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of the arrangements.

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