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July 26, 2001


Lillie B. Antrobus

Lillie Berger Antrobus, 82, of Versailles, widow of Jack Antrobus, died Thursday, July 19, 2001.

Born Nov. 17, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lillie Bishop Berger, and was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Lane, Versailles; a son, Randall Antrobus, Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren, Jackie Lane, Teri Neal, Debbie Hicks, and Tiffany Antrobus; seven great grandchildren, Megan Fields, Mindy Holt, Hunter, Kaylee, and Emily Hicks, and Beau and Sydney Neal. A daughter, Saundra Antrobus, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 21, 2001, at Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by Dr. Bryant Hicks. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Robby Fields, Shane Holt, Mark Sims, Matthew Sims, Steve Walling, and Phillip Kincaid.


Regina Cains

Regina Cains, 37, of Lexington, died Monday, July 23, 2001, at her residence.

A native of Georgetown, she was the daughter of Candice M. Coburn Cains, Georgetown, and Edward Eugene Cains, Lawrenceburg. She was a general manager for Stice and Associates Realtors, a graduate of Lexington Community College, a member of Mt. Zion Christian Church and attended Tates Creek Christian Church. She was immediate past president of the Lexington Apartment Association, was a member of the Commercial Investment Council of the Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors, and served on two committees of the National Apartment Association. She was a recent recipient of the National Association Paragon Award for Certified Apartment Managers.

In addition to her parents, survivors include a brother, Darrell Cains; a sister, Tina Cains; her maternal grandmother, Esther Covington, all of Georgetown; her step-mother, Peggy Cains, Lawrenceburg; two step-sisters, Kim Boyd, Versailles, and Karla Luker, Nashville, Tenn.; and three nephews, Darrek Cains, and Terry and Matthew Harrington.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at Johnsonís Funeral Home, Georgetown, by Dr. Brad Walden. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Hardin, David Hall, Mark Hiten, Jack McDaniel, Brian Spencer and Ron Coburn. Honorary bearers were Darrek Cains, Terry and Matthew Harrington, Michael Hampton, Ronald and Donald Eades, Robert Gooch, Dewy Crawford and Jesse Treas.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.


Ruby L. Dearner

Ruby Logsdon Dearner, 88, of Jeffersontown, wife of Jay Dearner, died Friday, July 13, 2001.

She was the daughter of the late Virgil and Nancy Lathery.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three daughters, Margaret Allen, Falls of Rough; Doris Daugherty and Linda Stribbling, Hudson; a son, Thomas Logsdon, Florida; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. A son, Cecil Logsdon; her first husband, Jim Logsdon; seven brothers, Stanley and Pete Lathery, Woodford County, Edwin and Willie Lathery, Horse Cave, Pearl Lathery, Fayette County, George Lathery, Florida, and Carl Lathery, Indiana; and two sisters, Lillie Hanks, Lexington, and Cara Oakes, Jeffersontown, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Foreman Funeral Home, Jeffersontown, by the Rev. Howard Bowman. Burial was in Jeffersontown.


James D. Jackson

The Rev. James D. Jackson, 86, Lexington, husband of Vivian Jackson, died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at his residence.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late James A. and Mary Aggie Jackson. He was Pastor Emeritus of New Vine Baptist Church, where he served as pastor for 39 years. During his career, he also served as pastor at the Avon, Marble Creek and Zion Hill Baptist churches. He was a former member of Polk Memorial Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, James D. Jackson Jr.; his step-mother, Gertrude Jackson; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren; four brothers, Lee Morris Jackson, Lexington, George Jackson, Temple Hills, Md., Howard Jackson, Lexington, and Ronnie Jackson, Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Dorothy Clark, Waldorf, Md., Betty Ann Sparks, Lexington, and Mary Hester Burdette, Lexington; two uncles, Howard Jackson and Frank Jackson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. His first wife, Lorena Jackson; a daughter, Lorene Jackson Dawson; a brother, Landis Jackson; and a sister, Lillie Mae Smithers, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at New Vine Baptist Church by the Rev. G.M. Smith. Burial was in Fort Springs Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.


Jeanette B. Lynch

Jeanette B. Frederick Lynch, 63, of Erie, Pa., mother of William E. Lynch, Versailles, died Sunday, July 22, 2001.

Services will be conducted today, Thursday, July 26, 2001, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Erie, Pa.

A. Brugger & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Helen M. Perkins

Helen McKinney Perkins, 76, of Lexington, formerly of Frankfort, wife of the late John Berry Patterson, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at the Sunbridge Rehabilitation Center, Lexington.

Born in Jessamine County on Sept. 23, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Ara and Alberta Harris McKinney. She was a member of the Nonesuch Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Helen Alberta Wilson, Frankfort; a son, John "Cherokee" Patterson, Midway; a sister, Hester Hayes, Burgin; and three grandchildren.

Private services are planned. Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, is in charge of arrangements.


Betty Powell

Betty Powell, 61, of Frankfort, widow of Kirby Powell Jr., died Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center after an illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Gladys Mae McHatton Tillett. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Robert Rodney Powell, Frankfort; two daughters, Sheila Faye Hellard and Teresa Mae Parker, both of Frankfort; four brothers, Cecil Tillett, Elizabethtown, Billy Ray Tillett, Lexington, Ernest Tillett, and Thomas Leonard Tillett, both of Frankfort; three sisters, Lotie May Hardney, Elizabeth Spaulding and Frankie Lee Penn, all of Frankfort; six grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, July 20, 2001, at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Hager. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Steve Cole, D.J. Smallwood, Tony Spaulding, Lue Lancaster Jr., Dawayn Tillett, and Clarence Hughes. Honorary bearers were Lue Lancaster Sr. and R.W. Heightchew.

Donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Heart Association.


Lois R. Reed

Lois Rue Reed, 86, of Harrodsburg, widow of Hugh E. Reed, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 3, 1914, she was the daughter of Insco Williams and Charlotte Deveau Forbes Rue. She was a life-long member of Harrodsburg Christian Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and was church secretary for 24 year, retiring in 1976..

Survivors include two sons, Ronald H. Reed and William H. Reed, both of Versailles; four brothers, Edwin Rue, Lexington, Frank Rue, Merritt Island, Fla., Leslie Rue, Harrodsburg, and the Rev. Clarence N. Rue, Amarillo, Texas; a sister, Aileen Doehler, Littleton, Colo.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Two brothers, Arch and Insco W. Rue Jr., and five sisters, Elsie Rue McMurtry, Eula Rue Ison, Lorraine Rue, Zoe Anna Rue Overstreet and Mildred Rue Netherton, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel, Harrodsburg, by the Rev. Don Chase. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Casket bearers were Jay Schmidt, Randolph Fallis, Bill Hargis, Todd Hargis, Insco Rue III, Bill Randolph and Howard Fallis.

Memorials are suggested to Harrodsburg Christian Church or the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg.


Kenneth E. Stevens

Kenneth Earl Stevens, 63, of Crab Orchard, formerly of Versailles, husband of Lou Anna Kidd Stevens, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at his residence.

A native of Stanford, he was the son of the late Oley D. and Sara Ellen Foley Stevens. He was a farmer and a member of Faith Temple of Preachersville.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Kenny Stevens and Wesley Stevens, both of Crab Orchard; three daughters, Barbara Sweeney, Martha Day, and Rose Mary Northern, all of Crab Orchard; a brother, Alford Stevens, Preachersville; four sisters, Corellen Privitt, Stanford, Joann Yocum and Easter Hale, both of Crab Orchard, and Virginia Burchett, Danville; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A son, John Earl Stevens; a daughter, Sheena Faye Stevens; a brother, Archie Stevens; and two sisters, Lorene and Linda, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Spurlin Funeral Home, Stanford, by the Rev. A. F. Atwood. Burial was at Dix River Church of Christ Cemetery, Preachersville. Casket bearers were Tommy Yocum, Johnny Stevens, Bobby Stevens, Mike Johnson, Troy Johnson, Stevie Hale, Archie Stevens and Michael Dale Johnson.


Nettie W. Tate

Nettie Woolums Tate, 92, of Versailles, widow of J.M. Tate, died Thursday, July 19, 2001.

Born on Oct. 18, 1908, she was the daughter of Martha Kidwell Woolums and William Howard Woolums Sr. She was a member of Glens Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Anne Bowmar, Lexington, and Jane Dean, Versailles; a brother, the Rev. Jeptha B. Woolums, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Mike Faust, Kennetha Gayhart, Billy Faust, and Sylvia Ratcliff; six great grandchildren, Kim Thomas, Lee Faust, Len Faust, Micah Faust, Tom Rodgers and Taylor Ratcliff; six step-grandchildren and eight step-great grandchildren. A son, Arthur Harold Tate; two sisters, Maggie Davis and Mary Crews; two brothers, William "Buck" Carl Woolums and Howard Woolums Jr.; and a granddaughter, Mildred Anne Dean, are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by Mike Faust, Dr. Min. Burial was in Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lee and Len Faust, Rick Gayhart, Mike Ratcliff, Tom Rodger, Scott Thomas and Carl Woolums.

Contributions are suggested to oneís favorite charity.


Josephine Ward

Josephine Elizabeth Stanfa Ward, 86, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Rockford, Ill., wife of Henry B. Ward, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in Las Vegas.

A native of Buckner, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Stanfa and a member of the Catholic church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Linda Susan Ward, Urbana, Ill., and Patricia Ward Roethler, Las Vegas; a son, John Anthony Ward, San Francisco, Calif.; and two grandsons. Three brothers, Tony, Mike and Nicolas Stanfa, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, July 20, 2001, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Osburg. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, July 21, 2001, at Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, by the Rev. Alan Dodson. Casket bearers were her nephews.

Memorials are suggested to Nathan Adelson Hospice, 3391 N. Buffalo, Las Vegas, NV 89129.


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