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Versailles, Ky.


 

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July 3, 2002

 

Alley

James Eric Alley, 88, of Lexington, widower of Nancy Gretchen Alley, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Wise, Va., he was the son of James E. and Delphia Robeson Alley. He was a retired foreman for Brown and Williamson, a member of Rosemont Baptist Church and former member of Grace Baptist Church, and a member of IBEW (Lexington), where he was a former treasurer.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Burns, Versailles; a son, Eric A. Alley, Columbus, Ohio; a brother, A.K. Alley, Lexington; six grandchildren, Tani Davis, Versailles, Jim Burns, Lexington, Susan Courtney, Versailles, Tina Ewing, Kirtland, Ohio; Angela Nichols, Mentor, Ohio, and Jennifer Howell Ph.D., Pembroke Pines, Fla.; and nine great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Sunday, June 30, 2002, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland by Dr. Gilbert Tucker and the Rev. Randy Nation. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

 

Gregory

William Owen Gregory, 89,of Versailles, husband of Bonnie Spurlock Gregory, died Friday, June 28, 2002.

Born in Woodford County, he as the son of William and Lula Miller Gregory. He was a retired farmer, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Kenneth Gregory, Georgetown, and Larry Gregory, Covington, Tenn.; and three granddaughters, Tracy, Shannon, and Erin Gregory. Two sisters and two brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Wayne, Tommy, Randall, Paul, and Billy Gregory, and Phil Cloyd.

 

Grubb

Mary Elizabeth "Nannie" Grubb, 98, of Versailles, mother of the late Barbara Grubb Moraja, died Sunday, June 30, 2002 at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Born February 4, 1904, in Birmingham, Ala., and reared in Marion, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Lindsay and Pearl Beauchamp Lawson McAdams. She was a secretary and bookkeeper, having last worked for Frye's Hardware in Versailles. She was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and a former member and past president of the Versailles United Methodist Women.

Survivors include her son-in-law, J. C. Moraja, CEO of United Bank and Trust Company, Versailles, three grandchildren, Linda M. Nash, St. Louis, Mo., J. Michael Moraja, Chicago, Ill., and DeAnne Powers, St. Louis; two great grandchildren, Katye Laine Nash and J. Nicholas Nash; and two nieces, Maridee Smith, N. Miami, Fla., and Jo Wilson, Roanoke, Va. Two brothers, James Robert Milton McAdams and George Newman McAdams, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Harold Henson. Interment will follow at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Chuck Nash, John Powers, Randy Smith, Ben Crain, Bill Frye, Jim Boucher, and Jim Gay. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383.

 

Hayes

Paul E, Hayes, 63, of Midway, husband of Judy Hayes, died Friday, June 28, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Midway, he was the son of the late Elijah Hayes and Nora Jane Purvis Tate. He was employed by Procter and Gamble in the process department, a U.S. Army veteran, and attended Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Flora Jane Hayes, Versailles; a son, Scott E. Hayes, Versailles; a brother, Billy P. Hayes, Midway; and two grandchildren, Danica Brooks Hayes and Abigail Nicole Hayes. A brother, Elijah Hayes, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at the Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Chris Perkins. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Billy Wayne Hayes, Russ Hayes, Tim Hayes, Tony Hayes, Mike Slinker, and Frank Spencer.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Patrick

Bill Patrick, 68, of Lexington, husband of Juanita Hill Patrick, died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at his residence.

He was the son of the late Jerry and Louetta Hisel Patrick, and a retired foreman with the Moore Corporation, Lexington. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict, and reached the rank of sergeant. He was a member of Boone’s Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Bruce Patrick, Springfield, Va.; three daughters, Brenda Juett, Midway, Terry Massey, Port. St. Lucie, Fla., and Beth Holland, Lexington; four brothers; four sisters; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. A brother and three grandchildren are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at the Whitehall Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Steve Pearson. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County.

Contributions are suggested to The Hope Center, 360 West Loudon Avenue, Lexington, KY 40505.

 

Pelham

Joseph Harland Pelham, 43, of Versailles, formerly of Michigan City, Ind., died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at his home.

Born in Elizabethtown, N.J., he was the son of Wilbur Harland Pelham, Pines, Ind., and Judith Pelham, Milford, Ill. He had been employed as a tree trimmer. Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Jo Pelham, Versailles; a son, Robert Bowen, Portage, Ind.; a brother; and seven sisters.

A memorial service was conducted June 29, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Floyd Greene.

 

Pennington

Kenneth Ray Pennington, 57, of Versailles, a driver and installer for Combs Wilbert Vault Company, husband of Patsy Courtney Pennington, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, he was a son of the late John and Carrie Lane Pennington, and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Dallas Pennington and Randy Pennington, both of Versailles; four grandchildren, Steven, Jessica, Scotty, and Margret Pennington; and five sisters, Flora Belle Smith, Mary Wright, Louise Wethington, Gladys Pettyjohn, and Lucille Patrick. His first wife and the mother of his children, Margie Mitchell Pennington, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 29, 2002, at the Church of God of Prophecy, Versailles, by Bro. Ken Lyle and Bro. Ray Ammons. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Marty Peach, David Wafford, Dallas Pennington, Randy Pennington, Kendall Cosby, and Kenneth Gill. Honorary bearers were Wendell Combs, Scotty Pennington, and Steve Pennington. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Schad

Woodrow Anthony Schad, 70, of Okeechobee, Fla., died Friday, June 28, 2002.

A native of Versailles, he was the son of the late Andrew and Hettie Brown Schad.

Military and Masonic services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2002, at the Buxton Funeral Home, Okeechobee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Stickle

Norma Jeannine Stickle, 73, of Miamisburg, Ohio, widow of John W. LeMaster and Charles Stickle, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at Hospice of Dayton.

The daughter of Charles and Thelma Furnish Carl, she was a retired employee of Monsanto Mound Lab.

Survivors include a daughter, Jane Schenck, Versailles; two brothers, Winston Carl and Jerry Carl, both of Woodford County; three granddaughters, Joni Michelle, Megan, and Sarah Schenck; four nieces; and four nephews. A sister, Wanda J. Clem, is deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, June 30, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Pastor John Brandon. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420.

 

Wilson

Louise C. Wilson, 66, of Versailles, widow of C.D. Wilson, died Monday, July 1, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of Edna (Mrs. Andy) Gabbard of Lexington and the late James Conatser. She and her late husband had owned and operated Wilson's Used Auto Parts and Wrecker Service. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by seven children, Bo Wilson, Bloomfield, Tom Wilson, Lexington, Kae Lay, Kevin Wilson, Tracey Sanders, Dee Dee Stanfield, and Misti Stratton all of Versailles; a sister, Shirley Atwood, Moreland; two brothers, John Conatser and Jerry Conatser, both of Nicholasville; numerous grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. A grandson, Kevin "Shorty" Wilson, and a brother, Bill Conatser, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Jones. Interment will follow at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Brian Burkhead, Billy Lay Jr., Frank Sanders, Ronnie Stratton, Jeff Stanfield, Tom Wilson, and Jerry Marshall. Honorary bearers will be Justin Carey, David Carey, Jarrod Carey, Brad Jones, Jonathan Reed, David Sutherland, Billy Sutherland, Allen Chesser, and Roy Parrott.

 

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