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July 26, 2007


William O. “Billy” Baker, 66, of Versailles, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at his home.
Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Will and Linda Warren Baker. He was a truck driver for Fowler Truck Lines.
Survivors include his former wife, Helen Baker, Louisville; two daughters, Carol Samuels and Lisa Baker, both of Indiana; three sisters, Cecil Garrity, Versailles, Ann McCray, Versailles, and Helen Whitaker Baker, Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A daughter, Debbie Baker; two sisters, Jane Bumgardner and Dorothy Brawner; and three brothers, Albert, Julian, and Jimmy Baker, are deceased.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 27, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Glen Grasch. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Johnny Carpenter, Mark Whitaker, Rick Warner, Larry Garrity, Glen Baker, and Mike Carpenter. Honorary bearers will be Diana Hulette, Linda Sowards, and Faye Carpenter. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, July 26, at the funeral home
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Edward Everett Hogg, 78, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, husband of Doris Groves Hogg, died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.
Born in Lee County, he was brought to Woodford County as a young child by his parents, the late Jack and Eudell Farmer Hogg. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve as a chief warrant officer with over 26 years of service. He had been wounded while trapped with elements of the First Marine Division at the Chosen Reservoir in Korea. He received three Purple Hearts and numerous other decorations while serving in Korea.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, was a Mason and Shriner, and an Eagle Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow with the Boy Scouts of America. He was a retired IBM employee, a farmer and entrepreneur. He had owned and operated Ed’s Car Wash in Versailles for several years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Jacquelyn Brackett and Judi Hogg, both of Frankfort, Edward Hiram Hogg, Versailles, and Mark Wayne Hogg, Texas; a brother, John Stephen Hogg, Versailles; a sister, Betty Clark, Florida; and eight grandchildren, Shannon LeMaster, Jacob Brackett, Savannah Lee Hogg, Rachel Anne Hogg, Trina Thompson, Diana Hogg, Jessica McGohon, and Devin Thompson.
Private graveside services were conducted Wednesday, July 25, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Marcus Lynn. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The family requests no flowers.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or a favorite charity.
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Jeanette “Nettie” Lewis, 91, of Lexington, widow of Eldred Lewis, died Thursday, July 19, 2007, at UK Healthcare Good Samaritan Hospital.
Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Ollie Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of Clays Mill Road Baptist Church.
Survivors include five daughters, Willena Smith, Versailles, Lola Rogers, Charlotte, N.C., Bonnie Jackson and Sherrell Lewis, both of Lexington, and Linda Wainright, Tallulah, La.; five sons, Robert Lewis, Richmond, Carl, T.J., Junior, and George Lewis, all of Lexington; 26 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, A.T. Smith, London. A daughter, Hazel Lewis, and a son, John C. Lewis, are deceased.
Services were conducted Saturday, July 21, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Jane E. Lykins, 85, of Paris, widow of Donald O. Lykins, died Monday, July 23, 2007.
A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Eula Littrell Etherington. She was a retired business owner, graduated from Henry Clay High School, and had been a resident of Bourbon County for the past 64 years. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Paris. For many years, she was actively involved with her husband in the Bunny Martin and Bill Glass ministries. She had also been president of the Gideons Ministry in Lexington.
Survivors include two sons, David Lykins and Maurice Lykins; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A sister, Lillian Morrow, is deceased.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, July 26, at the Central Baptist Church by Bro. Dan Russell. Burial will be in the Paris Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. today at the church. Casket bearers will be Kelly Lykins, Ryan Lykins, Bill Sprinkle, Jim Jones, Jim Florence, Ed Fitzpatrick, and Maurice Lykins. Honorary bearers will be Lexington East Gideons and Auxiliary, John and Louise Ott, her Sunday school class, Ernie Trosper, Bro. Bill and Genny Jones, Eloise Letton, Liz Rose, Betty Barnes, Wanda Sprinkle, Mission Circle, and Mike and Judy Horne.
Memorials are suggested to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund.

Brent Daniel Reed, 25, of Frankfort, formerly of Versailles, son of Bryan and Kathy Reed of Florida, formerly of Versailles, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007.
Born Jan. 23, 1982, in Peoria, Ill., he was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church, a 2000 graduate of Woodford County High School, and attended the University of Kentucky, graduating with a BS in integrated strategic communications.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Brooke Kathryn Reed, Lexington; his paternal grandparents, George and Mary Reed, Iowa; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were conducted Monday, July 23, at the Woodford Community Christian Church by the Rev. Randy Nation and David Jones. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.
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