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July 24, 2008

 

Grant

Peggy Grant, 75, of Frankfort, widow of George Grant, died Friday, July 18, 2008.

She was a retired employee of Georgetown College.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Suttor, Muskegon, Mich., and Kim (David) Penn, Millville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Quisenberry; and four brothers, Fred Pergram, Pete Pergram, Danny Pergram, and David Miller.

A memorial service was conducted held Monday July 21, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Reverend Jeff Douglas.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Liese

Scott Liese, 40, of Versailles, husband of Sara V. Liese, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Englewood, N.J., he was the son of Udo Liese and Jane Corum DeMoss. He was a self-employed painter.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three daughters, Sarah E., Zandra D.K., and Laura B.S. Liese; a granddaughter, Layla E. Houp; and an uncle, John David Corum.

Services will be conducted at a later date. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, is handling the arrangements.

 

Olis

Frank J. Olis, 90, of Versailles, formerly of Demotte, Ind., husband of Thelma Olis, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at the Hospice Care Center.

The son of the late Frank and Theresa Olis, he was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, was retired from U. S. Steel (Tin Division) with 43 years service, and was a member of Union Local 1066. A World War II U. S. Army veteran, he served 25 years as a member of the board of directors of U.S. Federal Credit Union and 10 years as treasurer. He was a member of the American Legion Post #440 in Demotte, where he lived for 36 years.

In addition to his wife of 66 years, he is survived by three daughters, Sande Morales (Ken), Versailles, Theresa Ambrose (Jim), Minden, Nev., and Kathy L. Olis (Joe Baugh), Simpsonville, S.C.; two grandsons, Kenneth Morales (Julie), Peoria, Ill., and Scott Morales (Holly), Merrimack, N.H.; three great-granddaughters, Caroline, Evelyn, and Gwendolyn; a brother, Adam Olis, Wadsworth, Ohio; and a sister, Elizabeth Brier, Highland, Ind. Four brothers, Hubert, Edward, Bernard, and Ralph Olis, are deceased.

A funeral Mass was conducted Monday, July 14, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Dan Noll. Burial was in the Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Ind.

Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity or church of one’s choice.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Phelps

Joseph E. Phelps Sr., 72, of Frankfort, husband of Patricia Elaine Phelps, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008.

The son of the late Ervin Eldridge and Lois Burk Phelps, he was an instrument mechanic for the Tennessee Valley Authority and an elder and high priest at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Victoria Lynn Lytle, Helen Alice Rhodes, and Elaine Dasqupta, all of Frankfort; three sons, Joseph E. Phelps Jr., Drummonds, Tenn., James Ervin Phelps, Frankfort, and Kevin Arthur Phelps, Chilton, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Loa Collins, Utah.

Services were conducted Monday, July 21, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by Bishop Stephen E. White. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to American Diabetes Association.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Purvis

James Albert Purvis, 61, of Owenton, formerly of Versailles, died Friday, July 11, 2008, in Owenton.

Born in Midway, he was the son of the late Beckham and Frances Whitaker Purvis. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a retired cartographer with Rand McNally & Company.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary (Tony) Allen, Versailles, Angie Johnson, Lansing, Mich., and Pam (Kenny) Peterson, Lansing, Mich.; a son, James Alan Purvis, Berea; two sisters, Ann Sacra, Midway, and Linda Mitchell, Midway; a brother, Beckham Purvis, Anderson County; eight grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren. A sister, Betty Burrows, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, July 14, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Allen. Interment was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were James Alan Purvis, Kenny Peterson, James Patrick Stacy, Larry McFarland, Kelly Bowman, and Randy Purvis. Honorary bearer was Beckham Purvis.

Memorials are suggested to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Reed

Clay Allen Reed III, 45, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Lexington and Versailles, husband of Dawn Marie Hilton Reed, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at his residence in Lawrenceburg.

Born Nov. 6, 1962, in Lexington, he was the son of Rena Hinkson Reed of Lawrenceburg and the late Clay Allen Reed, Jr. He was a painter, a member of the First Christian Church of Lexington and formerly attended Mortonsville Assembly of God in Woodford County. He attended Woodford County High School and later received his G.E.D. He also served as a PFC in the U.S. Army. He was an avid U.K. basketball and football fan, a Cincinnati Reds fan, and enjoyed camping and fishing.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Christopher Brian Reed, Lawrenceburg; two stepchildren, Angela and Tony Hilton, Versailles; a brother, William Dale (Karen) Reed, Sylva, N.C.; two sisters, Linda Gail (David) Langley, Lexington, and Anna Beth (Jeffrey Allen Way) Reed, Lawrenceburg; two nieces and two nephews; a great-niece and a great-nephew; and a cousin, Margaret Sidener, Lexington.

No services are scheduled. Mr. Reed will be cremated. The family is receiving friends at their residence in Lawrenceburg. The Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Roach

Eugene Roach, 93, of Frankfort, husband of Louise Thomas Roach, died Friday, 18, 2008.

He was the son of the late E.M. and Ruth Stewart Roach and was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School in Ohio County, where he excelled in basketball. He was an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed hunting, fishing and UK basketball and football. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Following his retirement from the Kentucky State Police and later from the Kentucky Fire Marshal’s Office, he became a farmer.

In addition to his wife of 72 years, he is survived by a son, Gene T. (Roberta) Roach; two grandchildren, Tom (Sonia) Roach and Becky (Gregg) Stratton; six great-grandchildren, Aaron and Jacob Stratton, Mattie Roach, and Spencer, Samuel and Savannah Stratton. Five brothers and four sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, July 21, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Wayde Miller. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Kentucky State Police troopers. Honorary bearers were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Silvestri

Frances O. Silvestri, 83, of Lexington, widow of Joseph H. Silvestri, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born May 5, 1925, in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lula Rae Colvin Ockerman. She graduated from Kavanaugh School in Lawrenceburg and attended the University of Kentucky as a math major. She was retired from the Central Baptist Hospital. She was former president of Bluegrass Professional Women’s Association.

Survivors include six sons, David, Daniel, Donald, Steven, Kenneth (Tammy), all of Lexington, and Mark, Ocean Springs, Miss.; seven grandchildren, Dustin, Kara, Kaitlyn, Taryn, Sara, Jennifer and Emily Smith; three brothers, Joseph, Frank, and James Ockerman; a sister, Thelma Whitaker; a special niece, Rosalie Schooler; and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Mary Lou Smith, and a sister, Rose Fox, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, July 24, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Glen Schneiders. Entombment will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1065 Dove Run Road, Lexington, KY 40502.

 

Stine

Bobby A. Stine, 77, of Washington County, husband of Ruby Perkins Stine, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, of cancer.

The son of the late Alvin Thomas and Offie Thompson Stine, he was a member of the Antioch Christian Church. He was a member of the Emulation Masonic Lodge #688 F&AM at Sharpsville and a retired employee of Ancient Age Distillery.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Renee (Paul) Shelton, Lawrenceburg, and Charlotte Fields (Kevin Hockensmith), Versailles; three grandchildren, Austin Fields, Larry (Jamie) Shelton and Alisha (Chad) Clark; four great-grandchildren, Brennan Clark, Aryonna Clark, Rylie Shelton and Ragan Shelton; a brother, Billy (Doris) Stine; and three sisters, Naomi Riley, Vena Sims, and Margie (Joe) Coulter. Two half-brothers, Truman and Laddie Stine, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, July 24, at Antioch Christian Church. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. today at Carey & Son Funeral Home and at the church.

 

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