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July 19, 2007


Gordon F. Chadbourne, 88, of Louisville, widower of Norma Chadbourne, died Thursday, July 12, 2007, at Baptist East Hospital.
Born Sept. 5, 1918, in Erie, Pa., he was a graduate of Academy High School, the General Electric Apprentice School and General Electric Technical Night School. He held a number of engineering and management positions at GE until his retirement, after 42 years of service, in 1979. After retirement, he worked part-time for H&R Block and volunteered his time and expertise to AARP during tax season. Gordon was a former deacon and member of Beargrass Christian Church for 54 years. He was an avid bridge player and enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Wardle, Versailles, and Kathy Farah, Lexington; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Wardle, Dayton, Ohio, Amanda Wardle, Dayton, Ohio, Samuel Wardle, Asheville, N.C., and Alex Farah, Lexington; a great-granddaughter, Selah Wardle, Dayton, Ohio; his twin brother, Norman Chadbourne, Littleton, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted Saturday, July 14, at Pearson’s Funeral Home, Louisville. Interment was in Cave Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Baptist Hospital East Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 4000 Kresge Way, Louisville, KY 40207-4605 or Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40207.

Lucy Helen Romano Cinson, 89, of Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007.
Survivors include three children, Patricia Tierney and Albert Bernard Cinson Jr., both of Lexington, and Marisa Ann Cinson, Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Frank Romano, of Malvern, Ohio, and James Romano, Canton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Heather Meade Tierney, Matthew Peyton Tierney, Mary Hannah Cinson, and Lucy Romano Cinson; and three great-grandsons, Charles Wilbur Tauchert Jr., Matthew Harding Tauchert, and Charles Matthew Scott Tierney II, all of Lexington.
A burial Mass was conducted Monday, July 16, in her hometown of Malvern, Ohio, by Fr. Victor Cinson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383.

J. Russ Clark, of Cynthiana, husband of Sue Clark, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late John F. and Mattie Allender Clark. He was a retired mechanical engineer and was a member of Heritage Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Jessie Ginter; brother, John M. Clark; a stepdaughter, Tina Oliver; a special niece and nephew, Jim and Jean McKinney; and several other nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Ruth Range and Frances Jordan; and two brothers, Granville and Morris Clark, are deceased.
Services were conducted Saturday, July 14, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris.

Mary E. Rice Gay, 79, of Frankfort, widow of Ralph W. Gay, died Friday, July 13, 2007.
A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Ollie Lancaster Rice. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She was a retired employee from the Department of Human Resources.
Survivors include a sister, Jesse Gay, Frankfort. Three sisters, Louise Bates, Anna Roland, and Dorothy Smith, are deceased.
Services were conducted Monday, July 16, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Mike Young. Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
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Ruth Evelyn Rankin Hodges, 81, of Lexington, widow of Herman J. Hodges, died Friday, July 13, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center.
Born in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Stonewall and Ollie Mae Biddle Rankin. She was a graduate of Athens High School and a longtime member of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church. Most recently, she was a charter member of Heritage Baptist Church in Lexington.
Survivors include a son, Herman Hodges, Lexington; two daughters, Dorothy Miller, Louisville, and Ellen Wilson, Mt. Sterling; 11 grandchildren, Erin and Dustin Hodges, James and Lynda Wilson, Barbara, Dennis, Melodie, Marcie, Samantha, Sydney and Rachael Miller; three great grandchildren; and five siblings, Clarence Rankin, Lexington, Mary Brown, Lexington, Dorothy Hall, Versailles, Virginia Blanton, Winchester, and Mildred Lansaw, Nicholasville. Seven siblings, Thomas Stonewall Rankin Jr., James O. Rankin, Sarah Sutton, Judy Morton, Addie Mae Wiseman, Lillie Judy and Dolly Rankin, are deceased.
Services were conducted Tuesday, July 17, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Dr. Greg Waltermire and Pastor Edward Overby. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Monroe Jamison Jr., 52, of Abingdon, Va., husband of Daveena Sexton, died Thursday, July 12, 2007, at his home.
Born March 23, 1955, in Owensboro, he was the son of Betty and Monroe Jamison Sr. He graduated from Ohio County High School in Hartford, received a B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky in 1984 and a law degree from the UK College of Law in 1987. He was an editor of the Journal of Mineral Law & Policy and was the recipient of a fellowship from the Institute of Mines and Minerals Resources Research Institute. He moved to Washington County, Va., in 1987, where he was employed by the Penn Stuart law firm prior to opening a private practice in Abingdon. At his death he was employed as an assistant federal public defender for the Western District of Virginia. An accomplished bluegrass musician, he also originated both The Bluegrass Sampler radio show, for which he served as host for many years, and the Virginia Highlands Festival’s old-time and bluegrass music weekend. A former president of the Virginia Highlands Festival and the Kiwanis Club of Abingdon, he was also the immediate past president of the Washington County Bar Association.
In addition to his wife of 25 years, he is survived by a daughter, Hannah Rebecca Jamison, Abingdon, Va.; his mother and her husband, Betty and Bernard Maupin, Beaver Dam; a sister, Becky Wilder, Versailles; a niece, Jessie Wilder; and a nephew, Zach Wilder, both of Versailles;
Services were conducted Tuesday, July 17, at William L. Danks Funeral Home. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery. Farris Funeral Service of Abingdon, Va., and William L. Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam, were in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Outreach Foundation, 206 Abingdon Place, Abingdon, VA 24211, or to the American Cancer Society, earmarked for research. Expressions of sympathy may be made at

Mildred Stumbo Cooley Kendrick, 92, of Prestonsburg, widow of Joe H. Cooley, died Saturday, July 14, 2007.
Born June 15, 1915, at Harold, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Della Hopkins Stumbo. She was a former teacher and social worker for the Floyd County Board of Education for 47 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer C. Martin, Prestonsburg; a son, Joe H. Cooley Jr., Versailles; a brother, E.H. “Ted” Stumbo, Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren, Ryan, Chayse, and Grant Martin, and Leah and Rebecca Cooley. A sister, Peggy S. Johnston; and three brothers, John M. Stumbo II, William “Bill” Stumbo, and Clayton Stumbo, are deceased.
Services were conducted Tuesday, July 17, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Mark Tackett and the Rev. Jerry Workman.

Wilma Lindsey, 91, of Lexington, widow of Lloyd Lindsey, died Monday, July 16, 2007.
A native of Massac County, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Alvie and Iva Sharpe of Illinois. She was a retired 25-year employee of the Sears Company, past president of Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, the Bethany Bible class, and a Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors include a son, L. Mark Lindsey, Lexington; three grandchildren, Wade Fathergill, Derrick M. Lindsey, and Jennifer Swift; three great-grandchildren, Jimmie Neal and Tracie Lynn Fathergill, Hodgenville, and Caleb Swift, Lexington; a brother, Robert Sharpe, Williamstown; a sister, Marilee Boyd, Paducah; five nieces; and 12 nephews. A daughter, Carole Lindsey Fathergill; a brother, John Hal Sharpe; and four sisters, Golda Lindsey, Ruth Baker, Alvie Sharpe, and Norma Jean Sharpe, are deceased.
Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, at Calvary Baptist Church by Dr. Robert Baker and the Rev. Bill Simmons. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, July 19, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, and 9:30 a.m. Friday until time of service at the church.
Contributions are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church, 150 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Robert Glenn “Bob” Mullins, 74, of Campbells Creek, W.Va., formerly of Versailles, widower of Martha Mullins, died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston, W.Va.
Born June 11, 1933, in Logan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Erastus Clyde and Nettie Brumfield Mullins. He was retired from Lex Air in Lexington as a quality control manager, was a member of the Woodford Hills Country Club, and was a U. S. Air Force veteran.
Survivors include three sons, Michael Mullins, Lawrenceburg, Robert S. Mullins, Charleston, W.Va., and William C. “Chip” Mullins, Versailles; two brothers, Frank Mullins, Charleston, W.Va., and Clyde Mullins, Brook Park, Ohio; two sisters, Darleen Page, Charleston, W.Va., and LaVern Cook, Cleveland, Ohio; six grandchildren, Jeremy Mullins, Holly Mullins, Danny Mullins, Nicholas Mullins, Beau Martin, Danielle Raizor; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, 4203 Salines Drive, Malden, W.Va., by the Rev. Larry Campbell. Interment and grave-side committal will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville.
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Mae Jennings Oplas, 72, of Lexington, widow of Everett Jennings Jr. and Jimmy Oplas, died Sunday, July 15, 2007, in New Washington, Ind.
Born in Paint Lick, she was the daughter of the late Price and Jesse Mack Lamb. She was a retired office manager for Commonwealth Neurology and a member of Southland Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Doug Maddox, Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter, Diana Reaguer, Union; a granddaughter, Jessica Reaguer, Union; three sisters, Gladys Lark, Madison, Ind., Rhonda Mackey, Jeffersonville, Ind., and Linda Goins, Versailles; and two brothers, Bobby Lamb, Madison, Ind., and Jimmy Lamb, N. Vernon, Ind. A brother, William Lamb, is deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, July 18, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Ronnie Hupp. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or the American Cancer Society, 1504 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502.


Thomas C. Shipp, 63, of Versailles, died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at his home.
Born Nov. 1, 1943, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late H.C. and Irene Ford Shipp. He was a retired Versailles police officer and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, was a former Lane’s End Farm security officer and a former member of SBEBSQSA.
Survivors include a daughter, Natasha Humphreys, Versailles; three sisters, Karen Bocard, Versailles, Sonya Bartlett, Owensboro, and Kimberly Smith, Versailles; a brother, Kevin Shipp, Frankfort; and three grandchildren, Ryan Thomas, Casey James, and Eric Tanner Humphreys.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, July 19, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Jason Bartlett, Derek Bocard, Ashton Bocard, Colin Smith, Preston Britton, and Keith Underwood. Honorary bearers will be Glenn Morgan, Nickie Shryock, Owen Roberts, Bobby Lippert, Jordan Smith, Katelin Smith, Lauren Shipp, Kari Shipp, and the Versailles Police Department officers.
Memorials are suggested to the charity of one’s choice.
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Margaret “Peggy” Thorstad, 84, of Versailles, wife of James Glenn Thorstad, died Friday, July 13, 2007.
Born in Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Chris and Alice Alfrenk Bultman. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Lexington and had been self employed as an accountant.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Patricia True, Versailles; a son, Glenn Thorstad, Lexington; a brother, Larry Bultman, Illinois; three grandchildren, Kevin True, James True, and Amber Thorstad; a great-granddaughter, Paige True; and a great-grandson, Wyatt True.
Services were conducted Monday, July 16, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Ronald Luckey. Private Interment was held on Tuesday, July 17, at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to Faith Lutheran Church, 1000 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40502, or National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., 1501 N. W. 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1494.
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Roxie Lee McDaniel Wiley, 83, of Nicholasville, wife of Charles Amos Wiley, died Monday, July 15, 2007.
Born April 30, 1924, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late George and Lula Dunn McDaniel. She was a member of Springdale Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband of 61 years, she is survived by a son, Robert Wiley; a daughter, Mary Lou Mulcahy; seven grandchildren, Lisa Rooney, Jessica Heath, Robert M. Wiley, David Wiley, Kent Mulcahy, Daniel Mulcahy and Michael Mulcahy; and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A sister, Edna Nichols, and an uncle, Holt Dunn, are deceased.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, July 19, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Her grandsons will serve as casket bearers. Betts & West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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