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July 20, 2000 issue

Charles F. Canupp

Charles Fredrick Canupp, 58, of Lexington, husband of Kay Canupp, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

He is also survived by a son, Brian Canupp, Versailles; a sister, Mary Jane Howser, Marion; Ohio, and a brother, Roger S. Canupp, Columbus, Ohio.

Mr. Canupp recently retired from the Nicholas County School System. During his 36-year tenure in the teaching profession he was a band director, music teacher, and director for the Nicholas County Family Resource Youth Service Center. He volunteered his time to numerous community projects, including the Boy Scouts of America, School to Work Initiative in Local Labor Market 15, and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Carlisle.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, July 17, at the Catholic Newman Center, Lexington. Pruitt's Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington 40504.



Jessie N. Goodpaster

Jessie Nelson Goodpaster, 98, of Midway, widower of Laura Ella Jones Goodpaster, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Sayre Christian Village, Lexington.

A native of Owingsville, he was a son of the late David and Della Craig Goodpaster. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Woodford County, and a retired Nuckols Brothers Farms horse groomsman.

Survivors include a son, James Richard Goodpaster, Lexington; two daughters, Louise Ritchey, Lexington, and Thelma Thompson, Frankfort; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, and a great-great-great grandchild. A son, Clay Goodpaster, and two daughters, Nancy Hobbs and Patricia Ann Goodpaster, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 14, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Tim Harpe. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Billy Clay Thompson, Wayne Hobbs, Barry Hobbs, Kenny Goodpaster, Roger Hisel, and Danny Clay Goodpaster. Honorary bearers were Bobby Goodpaster, Jimmy Goodpaster, James Isaac Thompson, and William "Joe" Hobbs.



June H. Lewis

June Hunter Lewis, 81, of 392 Lexington Street, Versailles, a part owner of the G & L Liquor Store, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was a son of the late Jim and Sallie Bond Lewis. Mr. Lewis was a member of the First Christian Church, Versailles, was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of American Legion Post 67.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lettie "Peachie" Lewis; a daughter, Nancy June Engle, Lexington; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Bradley Holcomb and Ashley Hunter Holcomb; a niece, Dottie Jefferies, Versailles; a nephew, Carl Voelcker, New Orleans, La.; a great-niece, and three great-nephews. A sister, Verna Mae Blackard, and two brothers, Linza Lewis and Jim Bond Lewis, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, July 20, at the First Christian Church by the Rev. Don Vanzant. Interment will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Kenton Cable, Charles Craig, Jimmy Tate, Mike Brown, Kevin Thomas, Tim Thomas, Todd Lewis, and Leslie J. Blackburn Jr. Honorary bearers will be Arnold Levin, Don Powell, Clyde Shotwell, Noel Hall Jr., Jon Hall, Jack White, Emmit Tilghman, Harvey Watts, Charlie Reed, Clay Brandenburg, Harold Wallace, Jack Whitaker, Wilbur Moffett, Jennings Edwards, Harry Cunningham, John Bowman, Jack Smith, Jim Gay, and Jesse Howard. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church Building Fund, 121 South Locust St., Versailles 40383.



Marsie "Lance" McRay

Col. Marsie "Lance" McRay, 77, of 334 Hillcrest Drive, Versailles, husband of Ruth Hardin McRay, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lexington.

Mr. McRay was an auctioneer and real estate broker, the owner of Lance McRay Realty and Auction Co.

Born in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Arthur D. and Nora Carpenter McRay, was a Baptist, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Fifth Army, First Armored Division, was a Purple Heart recipient, and served with the 16th Battalion, Division of Combat Engineers through five campaigns. He was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Kentucky Realtor and Brokers Association, the Kentucky Auctioneers Association, and American Legion Post 67, Versailles. For many years, he had been employed by the Kentucky Highway Transportation Department, was a Woodford County foreman, and District 7 supervisor over 14 counties.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Joy Van Pelt, Lexington; a son Jack McRay, Orlando, Fla.; a granddaughter, Angela Van Pelt, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and two brothers, Arthur G. McRay and G. T. McRay, both of Springfield. Two sons, Gregory Lynn McRay and Marsie Lance McRay Jr., are deceased.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Mr. McRay's residence by Dr. William G. Brown. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Willisburg. Casket bearers were Jerry McRay, Steve McRay, Ronnie McRay, Joe Sheyda, Raymond Tucker, and Donny Hardin. Honorary bearers were Jerry Hamilton, Bill Luckett, Sonny Monin, Elwood Watkins, Ambrose Jones, Katie Begole, Kelly Thrash Oliver, Kristy Blake, Charlie Reed, Elbert Kays, Dorsey Clark, Leslie J. Blackburn Jr., Buddy Hardin, Dr. Frank Watts, Steve Watts, Mike Barber, Bill Themann, Chester Young, and Bill McDaniel. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.



Petra Moreno

Petra Moreno, 64, of 238 Dudley Street, Midway, a native of Nazas Durango, Mexico, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

She was the daughter of the late Celedonto Aguirre and Maria Moreno.

She is survived by her husband, Apolinar Moreno, Midway; a daughter, Delia Moreno, Midway; six sons, Manuel Moreno, Tremonton, Utah; Jose A. Soto, Jerardo Aguirre, Guadalupe Moreno, Jesus Moreno, and Jose Moreno, all of Versailles; three sisters, Fernanda Aguirre, El Paso, Texas; Petra Aguirre, Nazas Durango, Mexico, and Agustina Aguirre, Topeka, Kansas; two brothers, Jose lssac Aguirre and Fransisco Aguirre, both of Nazas Durango, Mexico; 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A great-granddaughter, Azlia Yevette, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Jose "Jay" Von Handorf. Following services, Mrs. Moreno was to be cremated and her cremated remains were to be returned to her native Mexico.




Katie Tandy

Katie Tandy, 68, of Lexington, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Myrtle F. Jenkins Tandy. She attended Eastern Kentucky University and had been a customer service representative for Bank One for 40 years. She later was a real estate agent for Golden Rule Real Estate Company and was a member of Liberty Road Community Church, Chapter 398 O.E.S., and the Lexington Board of Realtors.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including nieces Sharon Tandy, Lexington, and Julie Lacy, Versailles, and nephews Thomas Tandy, Richmond, and Tom O'Shaughnessy, Lexington.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Calvin Duggins and the Rev. Dwight Martin. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers will be John May, Fred Swarts, Tom O'Shaughnessy, Edgar Robinson, Randy May, and Thomas Tandy.