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Versailles, Ky.


 

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July 18, 2002

 

Hutcheson

John S. Hutcheson Jr., 80, of Princeton, husband of Betsy Roach Hutcheson, formerly of Midway, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at his residence after a long illness.

A native of Corbin, he was the son of the late John S. Sr. and Griselda Short Hutcheson. He was the former owner, editor, and publisher of the Princeton Leader, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John S. (Chip) Hutcheson III, Princeton; a daughter, Ann Jones, Hopkinsville; three grandchildren, Cindy Birrell, Princeton, Amy Nightingale, Hopkinsville, and John Mark Hutcheson, Louisville; two great grandchildren, Laura Nightingale and Landon Nightingale, Hopkinsville; several cousins; and his brother-in-law, Dr. Ben Roach.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Cedar Hill Cemetery Morgan’s Funeral Home, Princeton, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Kentucky Region, 333 Guthrie Street, Suite 207, Louisville KY 40202.

 

Hyatt

Frank Hyatt, 93, of Paris, widower of Elizabeth Cameron Hyatt, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at the Bourbon Heights Nursing Home.

Born July 15, 1908, he was the son of the late John and Sally Hyatt. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Ruddles Mills Christian Church.

Survivors include four children, Roland Hyatt, Lexington, Wayne Hyatt, Paris, Jerry Hyatt, Versailles, and Janet Crombie, Paris; four grandchildren, Teresa Gott, Debbie Willett, Danny Hyatt, and Darrell Hyatt; and 11 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, July 15, 2002, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris, by the Rev. Russell Hyatt. Burial was in the Paris Cemetery. Casket bearers were Danny Hyatt, Darrell Hyatt, David Wayne Hyatt, Vaughan Gott, Hugh Crombie, Denzil Hyatt, Kenneth Burns, and Stathis Linardos.

 

Lavy

Marold W. Lavy, 59, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Monday, July 15, 2002, at St. Michael’s Hospital.

He was a mechanical engineer for Cooper Energy Company.

Survivors include his parents, Marold B. and Leah Catherine Lavy, Versailles; a son, Eric Lavy, Washington; three brothers, Jim Lavy, Versailles, Dallas Lavy, Arizona, and the Rev. Jerry Lavy, Montana.

Arrangements were incomplete at press time. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Redmon

Nellie F. Redmon “Grandma” Morgan, 82, of Lexington, formerly of Woodford County, widow of Elmer Farra Morgan Sr., died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at her residence.

Born in Woodford County July 23, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John and Lou Ella Nichols Redmon. She had worked at Vic-Tone Cleaners, Versailles, for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Cooper, Lexington; two sons, James W. Jenkins Sr., Florida, and Ohma Gene Morgan, Garrard County; four stepchildren, Elmer Farra Morgan Jr., Burgin, Charles Brown Morgan, Nicholasville, Bobby G. Morgan, Nicholasville, and Evelyn Buffin, Versailles; eight grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Eleven brothers and sisters and two grandchildren are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, July 18, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Preston Bowman and the Rev. Dale Holman. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Adam Carrington, Jimmy Clark, Mike Bowman, Bobby Freeman, Robert Dean Jenkins, J.C. McCurdy, Bobby Morgan, and John Wafford.

 

Reed

Helen Victoria Devore Reed, 76, of Frankfort, widow of Luther Reed, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Lizzie Kase Devore. She was retired from National Distillery and was a member of the Millville Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Carroll Tincher, Frankfort; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Two sisters, Lula Mae Wrona and June Darse Meagher, and two brothers, Huston and Jimmy Devore, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. James Joswick. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Terry Gay, Stanley Gay, Steve Gay, Charlie Gay, Michael Riley, and Troy Estes.

 

Roark

Henry Roark, 92, of Lexington, widower of Alene King Roark, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital East.

A native of Clay County, he was the son of the late John and Mittie W. Roark. He was a retired employee of Standard Products and a member of the First Wesleyan Church of Lexington.

Survivors include a son, Lowell D. Roark, Winchester; a granddaughter, Carol Ann Burkett, Ringgold, Ga.; two great grandsons, Paul and Zachary Burkett, Ringgold; four brothers, Anderson and Robert Roark, Lexington, Woodford Roark, Frankfort, and Roscoe Roark, Versailles; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Scobee Funeral Home by the Rev. Steve Sandefur. Burial was in the Winchester Cemetery.

 

Roche

James Denis Roche, 65, of Versailles, husband of Jean Hannigan Roche, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002.

He was a retired systems analyst for Kentucky Central and a breeder of Irish setters.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today, Thursday, July 18, 2002, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway.

Contributions are suggested to the Irish Setters Club of America, 34553 Deerwood Drive, Eugene, OR 97405-8628.

 

Tincher

Lena Raye Mitchell Tincher, 84, of Carlisle, widow of Jack Tincher, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at the Johnson Mathers Nursing Home.

Born in Bourbon County, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Ira Cook Mitchell. She was a homemaker, a charter member of the Ellisville Homemakers, and a member of the Carlisle Christian Church.

Survivors include three sons, Jackie Tincher, Paris, Larry Tincher, Carlisle, and Bobby Tincher, Versailles; five daughters, Jean Gilvin, Georgetown, Martha Paul, Carlisle, Judy Otte, Paris, Peggy Henry, Versailles, and Carol Faye Fryman, Carlisle; 22 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. A daughter, Anna Dell Gaunce, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 13, 2002, at the Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by the Rev. Steve Smith. Burial was in the Carlisle Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandsons, Steve Linville, Cliff and John Otte, Brad Henry, David and B.J Tincher, and Kent Berry. Honorary bearers were her remaining grandchildren.

 

Traugott

Kathleen Parker Traugott, 92, of Versailles, widow of Foree Traugott, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg.

Born in Woodford County Aug. 5, 1909, she was the daughter of the late George and Omega Miller Parker. She was a lifelong member of the Mt. Edwin Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years, and was active in the church until her health failed.

Survivors include two sons, Walter Traugott and Marshall Traugott, both of Versailles; four grandchildren, Ruby Arnold, Frankfort, and Larry, Michael, and Brian Traugott, all of Versailles; two step-grandchildren, Milton Travis, Rome, Ga., and Martha Sandlin, Maryville, Tenn.; four great grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeremy Arnold, Reva Traugott, and Zachary Traugott; and six step-great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, July 12, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Kenneth Kinghorn. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bill Arnold, Michael Traugott, Jeremy Arnold, Larry Traugott, Brian Traugott, and Bobby Patterson. Honorary bearers were Sheridan Miller, Ben Buffin, Carl Whalen, and Vodis Thompson.

Memorials are suggested to Mt. Edwin Methodist Church, 755 Oregon Road, Versailles KY 40383.

 

Yanssens

Audrey Evans Yanssens, 81, of Frankfort, wife of Robert V. Yanssens, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, in Versailles.

A native of Ebensburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Russell and Erma Evans. She was a retired clerical worker for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a member of the Highland Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Doreen Hall, Versailles; a sister, Glenna Mielnik, Ebensburg; and two grandchildren, Bryant and Jennifer Hall.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Mallory. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Charles Dawkins, Verlin Dossett, Bill Harrod, Charlie Poynter, Frank Waizenhofer, and Ken Morton.

Contributions may be made to the Highland Christian Church or Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County chapter.

 

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