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July 21, 2005

 

 

  Baker

  Sarah Baker, 62, of Quail Run Road, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born Aug. 15, 1942, in Austin, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Joe and Lona McIntosh Salisbury. She was an LPN at St. Joseph Hospital and Bluegrass Community Hospital. She attended Woodford Community Christian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheri Gould and Terri Baker Sheehan, both of Versailles; a son, James Baker, Lexington; a sister, Juanita Couch, Austin, Ind.; and seven grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, July 18, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Dave Menser. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brandon Gould, Aaron Newsome, James David Gould, Blake Sheehan, David Gould, and Mike Sheehan.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Woodford Community Christian Church.

 

Becknell

  Mary Jo Becknell, 80, of Lexington, widow of Chester A. Becknell, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Laura Coy.

Survivors include a son, Jim Becknell, Charlestown, Ind.; three daughters, Judy Hicks, Nicholasville, Kathy Milburn, Versailles, and Becky Davis, Salvisa; five grandchildren, Amy Minton, Ron Milburn Jr., and Michael, Chad, and Jason Becknell; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Louise Brown, Versailles.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, July 21, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Thursday until time of service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

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Cox

  James Hargis Cox Sr., 76, of Shepherdsville, husband of Alma McIntosh Cox, died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown.

Born April 5, 1929, in Estill County, he was the son of Laura Campbell Cox and Perry G. Cox.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, James H. Cox Jr., Versailles; a daughter, Joyce Cox Jeffiers, Columbia, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were held Sunday, July 17, at New Zion Cemetery in Jackson County. Scharrer-Hardy-Close Funeral Home, Shepherdsville, was in charge of arrangements.

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Crutcher

  Mary Charlotte Farrow Crutcher, 80, of Lexington, widow of Curtis Crutcher, died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at her residence.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late James and Ruth Farrow. She was a private health caregiver and a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include a son, Curtis R. Crutcher Jr., Lexington; a grandson, David Crutcher, Nicholasville; a granddaughter, Cindy McKenney, Versailles; and two great-grandchildren, Zachery and Karrington Crutcher, both of Nicholasville.

Services were conducted Monday, July 18, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, by Minister Ronnie Hupp. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Leet

  Dorothy Day "Dottie" Leet, 91, of Lexington, widow of Dr. H. Halbert Leet, died Thursday July 14, 2005, at her home.

Born Dec. 10, 1913, in Winston-Salem, N.C., she was the daughter of Jerome and Trula Miller Day. A graduate of Henry Clay High School, Lexington, she was the first female recipient of the Teacher's Cup in 1931. She was the first president of both the Lexington Women's Club and the Fayette County Medical Auxiliary. She was a volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital for over 40 years and at the University of Kentucky Hospital for over 30 years, and performed as a pianist for the Alzheimer's Helping Hands Program. She also served on the board of the Lexington Speech and Hearing Center and was a member of both the Lexington Country Club and Spindletop Hall. She was a member of the Crestwood Christian Church, where she was active in the choir, and sang with the Fayette County Homemakers' Chorus.

Survivors include seven daughters, Barbara Teeter, La Luz, N.M, Dorothy "Dedee" Boone, Tempe, Ariz., Gay Cecil, Versailles, Carol "Cookie" Leet, Lynda "Happy" Lail, Joy Leet-Mullins, and Marilyn "Mimi" Leet, all of Lexington; a son, Hal Leet, Lexington; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a special niece, Vicki Leet; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Three brothers, Francis, Harry, and Jerome Day; and a grandson, James Demo Johns Jr., are deceased.

A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, July 19, at the Crestwood Christian Church by the Rev. Bill McDonald and Dr. David Blondell. Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery. Honorary casket bearers were Georgia Dublow, Tish Carter, Karen Horn, Robert Cooper, and Ruth Anne Edwards. W. R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504-3277, the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504, or the Lexington Singers, P.O. Box 23002, Lexington, KY 40523.

 

Moore

  Emma Jean Moore, 67, of Highview Drive, widow of Forrest “Shorty” Moore, died Thursday, July14, 2005, at the St Joseph Hospital.

Born in Catlettsburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Pearl Day Miles and was a member of Woodford Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Marie Underwood, Versailles; two sons, Rusty Moore and Randy Moore, both of Florida; a brother, John Miles, Lexington; and seven grandchildren, Michael, Kari, Morgan, Holly, Erica, Tyler, and Jordon. Four sisters, Mary Enyart, Nancy Adkins, Carrie Miles, and Margaret Miles, are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, July 17, at the Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home by the Rev Dave Menser. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery.

 

Ritchey

  Ann Marshall Blackburn Ritchey, 44, of Gardner, Mass., formerly of Lexington, wife of Larry G. Ritchey, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, in Massachusetts.

She was the daughter of James and Vivian Blackburn of Lexington.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a daughter, Katy Ritchey; two sons, James C. Ritchey, Salt Lake City, Utah, and L. Grant Ritchey. A son, Benjamin Patrick Ritchey, is deceased.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, July 21, at the Versailles Cemetery by the Rev. John Brandon. There is no visitation. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Autism Society or the Diabetes Association.

 

Robinson

  Homer Robinson, 80, of Midway, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

The son of the late Homer and Stella Robinson, he was a member of Old Cedar Baptist Church, Owen County.

Survivors include two sisters, Lela Workman, Midway, and Mary Lay, Versailles; three brothers, Bill Robinson, Mt. Sterling, Matt Robinson, Lawrenceburg, and Bob Robinson, Mt. Sterling. A sister, Southie Heightchew, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at noon Friday, July 22, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. James Bowman. Interment will follow in Versailles Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home. Casket bearers will be Allen Leigh, John Robinson, Rodney Creech, Michael Workman, William Vest, and Luke Humphrey.

 

Smith

  Paul B. Smith, 74, of Lexington, widower of Anita Ann Kurtz Smith, died Friday, July 15, 2005.

A native of Lexington, he was the son of the late James Arthur and Clara Baker Smith. He was a retired electronic technician in broadcast engineering at KET, a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, the American Radio Relay League, and the American Legion.

Survivors include three children, Paul B. Smith, Versailles, Cindy A. Nyberg, and Paula K. Smith, both of Lexington; four grandchildren, Crystal Smith, Shawn Smith, Jeff Bryant, and Stacy Bryant; three great-grandchildren, Mason Smith, Madalynn Smith, and Felicity Bryant.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, July 18, at Hillcrest Memorial Park. W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society.

 

 Thornton

  Maud Hann "Miss T." Thornton, 82, of Versailles, died Saturday, July 16, 2005.

Born in Spencer County, she was the daughter of the late O. Garnet and Lena Derringer Thornton. She was an administrative assistant for Dr. A.J. Alexander from 1941 until his death in 1969 and had a 64-year association with the Alexander family. She worked as a bookkeeper for several bluegrass area horse farms, and was executive director for the Thoroughbred Club of America from 1977-1987. A 50-year member of Central Christian Church in Lexington, she served as treasurer of her circle, and after relocating to Versailles, became a member of Versailles Presbyterian Church, where she was moderator of Circle 1 and past treasurer of the Women of the Church. She was a member of the Woodford County Women's Club, and former treasurer of the American Home Department, the Thoroughbred Women's Division Club, and the BPW.

A sister, Margaret Ann Thornton, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 19, at Versailles Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Shawn Barkley and the Rev. Melissa Sevier. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. W.R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Taylor Manor Memorial Fund, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383, or the Versailles Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

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