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July 29, 2004

 

Cinnamon

Virginia Boothby Cinnamon, 83, of Frankfort, widow of Horace Stanly Cinnamon, died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, following a long illness.

A native of Owen County, she was the daughter of the late George Washington Boothby and Rhoda Green Boothby. She was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom and a member of Corinth Christian Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Ann Cinnamon, Versailles, and Dorothy Withrow and Jenny Curtis, both of Frankfort; three sisters, Lucille Heaton and Gladys Cook, both of Frankfort, and Barbara Renfro, Hessler; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Ruth Wiard, and eight brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 24, 2004, at Corinth Christian Church by the Rev. Gene Coons. Burial was in the Corinth Christian Church Cemetery. Harrod Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Davis

Mary V. “Jean” Davis, 86, of Midway Road, wife of Steele Davis, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Texas, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Linnie Jackson Morrison. Her grandfather was from Mississippi and he built and operated the first cotton gin in Oklahoma prior to statehood. She was active in the community and was a long time member of the Midway Presbyterian Church. She volunteered at the Woodford County Library and was a member of The Study Club.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, John Laurance Davis, Lewisburg, W.Va., and John Steele Davis II, Versailles; two grandchildren, Mary Caroline Davis, Washington, D.C., and John Steele Davis III, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at the Midway Presbyterian Church. Private interment will be in the Midway Cemetery. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Midway Nursing Home Task Force, P.O. Box 3964, Midway KY 40347.

 

Estes

Charlotte Marie Graves Estes, 54, of Lawrenceburg, wife of Stanley Estes, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredricksburg, Va.

Born Oct. 30, 1949, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Granville and Thelma Devers Graves. She was an SRW clerk at Quebecor World in Versailles and was a member of the Country Rockers Dance Group.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Jamie Estes, Versailles; a sister, Brenda Reynolds, Salvisa; a granddaughter, Hanna Wright; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Frankfort Road, by the Rev. Tony Andrade. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jonathan Stratton, Thomas Graves, Charles Reynolds, Gary Reynolds, Ronald Estes, and Robert Durham. Honorary bearers were Arman Portwood, Carl Ford, Anthony Wright, Jackie Reynolds, and Wayne Hawkins.

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Harrell

 William "Bill" D. Harrell, 76, of Belfry, husband of Kaye (Carmichael) Harrell, died Friday, July 23, 2004.

Born July 11, 1928, in Pike County, he was the son of the late William and Hattie Harrell. He was a teacher for 33 years, 22 of which were at Muncie Central High School. From 1952 until 1955 he coached at Belfry High School and Berea High School. He served as director of activities at the Methodist Children's Home in Versailles from 1955 to 1960. From 1960 until 1967 he coached at Shelby County High School in Kentucky. He coached at two universities; as an assistant at the University of Nebraska from 1967 to 1969, and as head coach at Morehead State University from 1969 to 1974. Most recently, he coached at Muncie Central High from 1974 to 1992 and from 1999 to 2003. He coached teams to four high school basketball state championships, one in Kentucky in 1966 and three with Muncie Central in 1978, 1979, and 1988. He has the only coach to have won state basketball championships in both Kentucky and Indiana under the single-class system. He had been the Kentucky High School Coach of the Year twice, the Indiana High School Coach of the year twice, IHSCA Coach of the Year twice, the North Central Conference Coach of the Year, the Pepsi Prep Coach of the Year, and a finalist for the National High School Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the Kentucky Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988 and into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991. He had been the head coach twice for the Indiana All Stars. In 2002, he was in the inaugural class to be inducted into the Kentucky Coaches Court of Honor as the most outstanding coach to ever represent the 8th Region. He was a member of the Eden United Church of Christ, the Muncie Elks Lodge #245 and the Delaware County Athletics Hall of Fame.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Peggy Harrell Parr, Ph.D., and Erika Lyn Harrell; a grandson, Christopher W. Parr; four sisters, Madalyne Langdon, Sue Pyles, Connie Bazzilla, and Mary Given; a brother, John Harrell; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, James "Buck" Harrell, and a nephew, Tandy Lowe, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at High Street United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, north of Muncie. The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

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Massie

Anna Mae Blair "Granny" Massie, 81, of Lexington, widow of Thurman B. Massie Sr., died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Blair.

Survivors include three daughters, Irene Waller, Nicholasville, Linda Frisby, Winchester, and Linda Sue Cowan, Lexington; two sons, Thurman B. Massie Jr., Woodbine, and Billy Clay Massie, Lexington; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Louise Preston, Bessie Sparks, and Alma Blair.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 24, 2004,, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

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McGaughey

Hazel Mae Duncan McGaughey, 89, of Lawrenceburg, wife of John Alvin McGaughey, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

Born Jan. 2, 1915, in Carlisle, she was the daughter of the late Lutie Ockerman and Henry Duncan. She was a 1933 graduate of Kavanaugh High School, a homemaker and farmer, and enjoyed fishing. She was a member of Sand Spring Baptist Church, the TEL Sunday school class, and worked in the nursery for many years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Elaine M. Corn and Wilma L. Flygstad, both of Lawrenceburg; a son, Leslie Joe McGaughey, Lawrenceburg; three sisters, Viola Flora, Frankfort, Betty Hall, Lexington, and Lida Spencer, Midway; three brothers, Joe Duncan and Emmett Duncan, both of Lexington, and Leslie Duncan, Midway; 17 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; nine step-great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and three step-great-great grandchildren. A son, John Alvin McGaughey Jr.; a sister, Hallie Crocker; and two brothers, Howard and Harris Duncan, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, July 23, 2004, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by Dr. Mike Hamrick and Vernon Huber. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sand Spring Baptist Church building fund.

 

Neal

Leonard W. Neal, 84, of Boston Drive, husband of Helen S. Neal, died Wednesday, July 21, 2004.

Born in Estill County, he was the son of the late Clarence and Easter Ellen Reed Neal. He was a retired carpenter and school bus driver, and had attended the Mt. Edwin United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Linda Downey; a son, Leonard T. Neal; a sister, Ocie Aldridge; a brother, Cain Neal, all of Versailles; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. A son, Randall S. Neal, two sisters, Gladys Dunn and Ila Neal, and a brother, Edgar Neal, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 24, 2004,, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Alex Hershey. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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Riffe

Vivian Eileen Riffe, 61, of Milton, Fla., formerly of Lexington, wife of Larry Holmes Riffe, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at her home.

Born May 26, 1943, in Jeffersonville, Ind., she was the daughter of Edith Todd, Jackson, and the late David Stokeley. She lived most of her life in the Lexington area and had lived in Milton since 1986. She was an operator supervisor with General Telephone in Lexington for almost 10 years. After moving to Milton, she worked with the Santa Rosa County School System in Barbara Bush's Literacy Program, for which she received an award from Barbara Bush. She also worked in the lunchroom at King Middle and then East Milton Elementary schools. She was a member of the Hickory Hammock Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, Larry Holmes Riffe Jr., Frankfort, and Daniel L. Riffe, Lexington; two brothers, Elmer Todd and Charles Todd, both of Lexington; five sisters, Helen Foley, Jackson, Pat Goodlet, Lawrenceburg, Dorothy Martin, Lawrenceburg, Faye Todd, Lawrenceburg, and Billie Jo Roberts, Versailles. A brother, John Todd, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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