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July 19, 2001

 

Gerald L. Fish

Gerald L. "Jerry" Fish, 70, of New Whiteland, Ind., father of Gerald L. Fish of Versailles, died Saturday, July 14, 2001, in Indiana.

Born March 13, 1931, in Norman, Ind., he was the son of the late Claude C. and Flora Terrell Fish. He worked for Owens-Corning Fiberglass for 42 years, and was a long-time member of the Honey Creek United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Whiteland VFW Post No. 6978, and a member of the Greenwood American Legion Post No. 252.

In addition to his son, survivors include his wife, Mary Williams Fish; a second son, Timothy J. Fish, Rochester Hills, Mich.; a daughter, Donna L. Billman, Boggstown, Ind.; a brother, two sisters and five grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at the Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home, New Whiteland, Ind., by the Rev. Elizabeth Gordon-Smith. Internment was in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, New Whiteland.

Memorials are suggested to the Methodist Church.

 

Cora K. Isabell

Cora Katherine Isabell, 91, of Athens, Ala., formerly of Midway, widow of Mack Isabell, died Friday July 13, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in Carrolton on June 17, 1910, and was a member of the Midway Baptist Church. She was the former owner of The Hitching Post Restaurant, Midway, and Melrose Sandwich Shop, Lexington.

Survivors include a daughter, Johnnie M. "Peggy" Allred, Athens, Ala.; a son, Herman Pittman, Versailles; and five grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Mark Johnson. Burial was in Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were her nephews.

 

William Kanatzar III

William Henry Kanatzar III, 71, Ventura, Calif., died Saturday, July 7, 2001, in California.

A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late William Henry and Othela Mae Gullette Kanatzar. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and a retired electrical engineer.

Survivors include two sons, Rick Kanatzar and William H. Kanatzar; two daughters, Karen Kanatzar and Debra Kanatzar; two grandchildren, all of Ventura, Calif.; four brothers, Austin, Bobby and Richard Kanatzar, all of Lexington, and Roger Kanatzar, Versailles. A sister, Evelyne K. Hager, is deceased.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at Charles Carroll Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Jeremy R. Kulin

Jeremy Ryan Kulin, 23, Lexington, formerly of Frankfort, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, in Lexington.

A carpenter and cabinetmaker, he had lived most of his life in Frankfort, and was a graduate of Franklin County High School. He was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church, Frankfort.

He is survived by his mother, Ramona Coffey Kulin, formerly of Versailles; his stepfather, Steven Bryant, Richmond; a brother, Joseph Allen Kulin, Frankfort; his grandmother, Betty Coffey, Springfield, formerly of Versailles; three aunts, Debbie Coffey Hall, Frankfort, Terry Coffey Hall, Springfield, and Carolyn Coffey Johnson, Nicholasville, all formerly of Versailles; three uncles, Michael Wayne Coffey, Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, Sonny Coffey, Somerset, Glenn Coffey, Georgia; and numerous cousins. He was the grandson of the late Mitchell Coffey, formerly of Woodford County.

Services were conducted Friday, July 6, 2001, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Interment was at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Michael Wayne Coffey, Sonny Coffey, Glenn Coffey, Aaron Hall, Josh Hudges, and Nickie Hudges.

 

Nancy Mangione

Nancy Elizabeth Fogle Mangione, 23, of Versailles, died Friday, July 13, 2001, in Garrard County.

Born in Fayette County, she was a 1997 graduate of Woodford County High School, a member of the Pinckard Baptist Church, and an employee of Convenient Food Mart, Versailles.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce Mangione; a daughter, Madison Alexis Page; her mother, Bobbie Smith, all of Versailles; five sisters, Betty Patton, Mt. Sterling, Roxie Tomlinson, Lexington, Helen Kay Rogers, Bobbie Kelly Fogle, both of Versailles, and Deborah Lenhart, Louisville; five brothers, Roy Thomas Fuson, Versailles, Jerry Clayton, Fogle, Kevin Fogle, Mark Fogle, all of Henton, and Steve Fogle, Cynthiana.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were Bruce Mangione, Kenneth Mangione, Frankie Mangione, Scott Tomlinson, Brent Patton, and Billy Rogers.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

 

C.A. McClain

C.A. "Bud" McClain, 75, Frankfort, husband of Aileen McClain, died Friday, July 13, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Dyersburg, Tenn., he was the son of the late Thomas T. and Gertrude Murphy McClain. He was a retired advertising manager for the State Journal, Frankfort, and a member of the South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder, deacon, choir member and was superintendent of the Sunday School. He was a member of Landmark Lodge #41, former president of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association, former president of the Frankfort Lions Club, and a member of the ATO fraternity at the University of Kentucky.

In addition to his wife, survivors include four daughters, Mary Lee Ernst, Brandenburg, Ruth Anne Marshall, Dayton, Ohio, Linda Yocum, Versailles, and Joan Baxter; a sister, LaVerne Haynes, Dyersburg, Tenn.; a brother, Guy T. McClain, Dyersburg, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A sister, Mary Spraggins, and a brother, Eugene McClain, are deceased.

A memorial service was conducted Monday, July 16, 2001, at the South Frankfort Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Sunset Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be sent to the Book of Remembrance, South Frankfort Presbyterian Church.

 

Helen L. Mefford

Helen L. Mefford, 89, of Midway, widow of Paul Mefford, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A native of Georgetown, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Katherine Rohe Stoffel. She was a homemaker and a member of the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Glenn K. Mefford, Midway; two granddaughters, Staci L. Receveur and Shannon L. Collett, both of Midway; two great grandchildren, Wyatt L. Receveur and MacKenzie L. Collett; and a niece, Carolyn L. Eaves, Midway.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 14, 2001, at Sunset Funeral Home. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jon Collett, Gaven Rece, George Southworth, Chad Robinson, Jim Robinson, and Tom Lippert.

Contributions may be sent to the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

James O. Tate

James O. Tate, 75, Versailles, widower of Catherine Louise Sharp Tate, died Saturday, July 14, 2001, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born in Woodford County on Jan. 4, 1926, he was the son of the late Vernon Sr. and Lucy Eaves Tate. He was a retired Kentucky state highway employee and a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Tate, Versailles; a sister, Anna Mae Hatton, Versailles; and a brother, Vernon Tate Jr., Versailles.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was in Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Theodore Sharp, John Walsh, Gary Hatton, Larry Hatton, Brandon Douglas and Owen Roberts. Honorary bearer was Don Newton.

 

Jerome E. Washington

Jerome E. Washington, 73, of Midway, husband of Cora E. Washington, died Saturday, July 14, 2001, at Veterans Administration Medical Center.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late George and Nola M. Washington. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired employee of J.D. Harper Roofing Company, for whom he worked for 39 years. He was a member of St. Matthews A.M.E. Church, Midway.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Janice Collins, Georgeanna Campbell, and Brenda Jackson; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; a brother, Joe Washington; two aunts, Pinkie Spriggs and Thelma Mazey, both of Dayton, Ohio; and several generations of nieces, nephews and cousins. Ten brothers and sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 18, at St. Matthews A.M.E. Church, Midway, by the Rev. Kelvin Robinson. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Margaret D. Wilson

Margaret Dozier Wilson, 90, Versailles, a retired GTE service representative, wife of Chester E. Wilson, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Mary Alice Walker Dozier. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, where she was active in the Philathea Sunday School Class and the Women's Missionary Union, for more than 80 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Brenda Wilson, Versailles; a son, Jack Whitaker, Versailles; a brother, Ed Dozier, Hagerstown, Md.; three grandsons, John Whitaker, Versailles, Shane Wilson, Columbus, Ohio, and James Whitaker, Versailles; and a great grandson, Matthew Whitaker. Three sisters, Edna Gumm, Geneva Karsner, and Mattie McHatton, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, July 13, 2001, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Hubert Shipp, Bob Cranfield, Bob Gumm, Preston Wayne Britton, Danny McQueen and Dan McHatton. Honorary bearers were Tom Hackney, Scott Gumm, Herb Bruce, Joe Adams, Eric McHatton, Betty Ann Williams, and Ann Harris.

Memorials are suggested to one's favorite charity.

 

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