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July 27, 2000 issue

Elious 'Spoon' Jackson

Elious "Spoon" Jackson, 83, of Versailles, formerly of Guthrie, son of the late Mary Jackson, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at the VA Medical Center, Cooper Dr., Lexington.

He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Baptist Church in Guthrie.

He is survived by a nephew, Robert Jackson, Lexington; a niece, Bettie Jo Ellis, Winchester, and other nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Morgan Funeral Home, Versailles. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County.



Maudie B. Martin

Maudie Belle Snapp Martin, 76, of 1845 Sellers Mill Road, Versailles, a former restaurant cook, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was a daughter of the late Bevard "Capp" Snapp and Mary Alice Kratzer Snapp.

She was the widow of Henry Lee Martin, who died June 16, and is survived by three daughters, Virginia Lawson and Mary Sue Johnson, both of Versailles, and Wanda Russell, Lexington; two sons, Henry Clay Martin, Versailles, and Dennie Lee Martin, Frankfort; three sisters, Lou Hall and Margaret James, both of Versailles, and Betsy Mae Ford, Bloomfield; a brother, Albert Snapp, Jessamine County; 18 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. Four brothers, Lewis Snapp, Edgar Snapp, Wes Snapp, and Roy Snapp, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 14, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Victor Slatten. Casket bearers were Wayne Russell, Mark Russell, Chris Russell, Donald Russell, Dean Lawson, Clay Lee Martin, Jon Martin, Stephen Lawson, and Dennie Martin Jr.



Lillian Mitchell

Lillian Poe Mitchell, 78, of Frankfort, widow of Hursell Mitchell, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A Frankfort native, she was the daughter of the late Mason and Mattie Bailey Poe. She worked for South Central Bell for 19 years and then for the Kentucky Department of Public Information for several years. She then owned and operated Mitchell's Beauty Shop for 15 years. She was a member of the Highland Christian Church, Frankfort.

Survivors include a daughter, Debra Rutledge, Midway; two sisters, Clara Landers, Shelbyville, and Mary Stratton, Frankfort; and a brother, Raymond Poe, Frankfort.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at Rogers Funeral Home, Frankfort, by Dr. Glenn Burkett. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Jason Sutherland, Ryan Sutherland, Sanford Mitchell, Charles Rutledge, Steve Veno, and Lewis Hill. Honorary bearers were Pauline Wooldridge, Louise Bates, Ralph Bates, Shelby Landers, and Clyde Stratton. Contributions are suggested to the Memorial Fund at the Highland Christian Church.



Patrick T. Shea

Patrick Turner Shea, 21, of 304 Highland Avenue, Versailles, the son of Danny Lee Shea and the late Charlotte Turner Shea, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, of injuries sustained in a single-vehicle automobile accident on U.S. 60 at the Blue Grass Parkway.

Mr. Shea was an electrician, employed by Jerry Burke Electrical Contractors.

In addition to his father, he is survived by two brothers, David Lee Shea and James Keith Shea, both of Versailles; his paternal grandparents, James and Stella Shea, Versailles, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. His maternal grandparents, Elmer and Cora Turner, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Charles McKinley. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were Keith Shea, David Lee Shea, Daniel Shea, Kevin Caudill, Dustin Gilbert, and John Ockerman. Memorial contributions are suggested to the C.A.P.P. (Community Accident Prevention Program), c/o Versailles Police Department, 110 Court Street, Versailles, 40383



Margaret D. Schultz

Margaret D. "Marge" Schultz, 68, of 103 Highview, Midway, retired secretary for State Farm Insurance, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of Don L. Schultz.

Born in Victoria, Kansas, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Leiker Dinkel. Mrs. Schultz was an active member of St. Leo Catholic Church, had been a longtime precinct worker in Midway, and was a frequent volunteer at the Central Kentucky Blood Center.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Gerry (Mrs. Charles) Baker, Versailles, and Donna (Mrs. Frank) Zuccala, Cincinnati, Ohio; a son, Rob Schultz, Niceville, Fla., and five grandchildren. A son, David L. Schultz, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, July 27, at St. Leo Catholic Church by the Rev. Raymond Stratman and the Rev. Shawn Barkley. Interment will be in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers will be John Hobbs, Charles Baker, Frank Zuccala, Robert Goh, Nathan Baker, Corey Baker, Frank Zuccala Jr., and Anthony Zuccala. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Cardinal Hill Hospital, Lexington.



Gaylord M. Watland

Gaylord Munson Watland, 86, a retired U. S. Army lieutenant colonel, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Tanbark Healthcare Center, Lexington. He was a former resident of Versailles, and was the widower of Helen Ollar Watland, who died in 1995.

A native of Iowa, he graduated from the University of Iowa in 1940 with a degree in electrical engineering. During World War II, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers, Company F, 43rd Engineer Regiment, assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign for three years. He was awarded the Silver Star medal for gallantry in action and three Bronze Battle Stars. Following the war, he worked in Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Ill., where he was employed by Joslyn Mfg. and Supply Co. He retired to Heber Springs, Ark., and moved to Versailles in 1986.

He is survived by a daughter, Gayle Watland Wilkes, Lexington; a son, Gregory Alan Watland, Chicago; three grandsons, Trevor, Kevin and Scott Wilkes; a granddaughter, Alexandra Delgado-Watland, and a sister, Dorothy Watland-Rasley, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Memorial services will be conducted at 12 noon Saturday, July 29, at the First United Methodist Church, Lexington, by Dr. Al Gwinn. The W. R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 214 W. High St., Lexington 40507.



Helen K. Withers

Helen Keene Markwell Withers, 51, of 173 Frankfort Street, Versailles, wife of Vernon J. Withers, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

Mrs. Withers was a native of Woodford County, the daughter of Paul R. and Joan Markwell of Versailles. She was a member of the Versailles First Christian Church and was an employee of Kroger's in Versailles.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a son, Jonathan Withers, Perryville; three sisters, Frances Lay, Robin Soard, and Paula Carpenter, all of Versailles; a brother, Kerry Markwell, Lawrenceburg; her grandmothers, Rebecca Yeary, Versailles, and Katie Terrell, Colorado Springs, Colo., an aunt, Jeanette Dunavent, Florida, and several nieces and nephews. Her mother, Dorsey Yeary Markwell, and her grandfathers, Ralph Yeary and Worley R. Markwell, are deceased. A memorial service was conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Don Vanzant and the Rev. Mickey Hyder. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church Building Fund, c/o Versailles First Christian Church, 121 S. Locust St., Versailles 40383.