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July 3, 2003



Dorothy A. Atwell, 80, of Newburgh, Ind., formerly of Lexington, widow of Lewis "Jack" Atwell, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Ind.

Born in Nicholasville, she was the daughter of the late William Allen and Emma Davis Aldridge. She was a bookkeeper for Spotswood Specialty Company and a member of Parkway Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Atwell, Somerset, and Michael Atwell, Lexington; two daughters, Sandra Salama, Newburgh, Ind., and Karen Allen, Versailles; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Two sisters, Louise Ritchie and Mable Pierce, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today, Thursday, July 3, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road by Brother Leon Greer. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Serving as casket bearers will be Kary Allen, Eric Atwell, Seth Atwell, Glen Hartley, Mathew Hartley, and Ronnie Proffitt.

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Clarice Carey, 74, of Lawrenceburg, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Unit in Lexington.

A native of Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Robert Cecil and Elizabeth Nell Johnson Hale. She was an interior decorator. She was the vice president of the Harris County Women's Republican Club in Houston, Texas, and became the first president of the Lawrenceburg Women's Republican Club in 1994.

Survivors include a daughter, Nicola Drewry, Lexington; two sons, Jeff Guttowski, Lawrenceburg, and William Carey, Versailles; four grandchildren, Claire St. Kelly, Houston, Texas, Christopher Drewry, Seattle, Wash., Benjamine Drewry, Lexington, and Nicholas Carey, Versailles; and four great grandchildren. A daughter, Nell Knapp, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Raymond Stratman. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jeff Guttowski, William Carey, Christopher Drewry, Benjamine Drewry, Arthur Botner, and Jason Buck.

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John W. Cheap of Flemingsburg, widower of Doris Phelps Cheap, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, after a short illness on.

He was a member of the Flemingsburg Christian Church, a member of the Fleming Lodge 112 F&AM, and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a pilot.

Survivors include three children, Paula Hyatt, Flemingsburg, Calvin Cheap, Flemingsburg, and Susan Bucher, Lexington; six grandchildren, Samantha Burford, Richmond, John Hyatt, Flemingsburg, Sybil Cheap, Lexington, Cristan Cheap, Lexington, Rebecca Shryock, Midway, and Eric Bucher, Midway; four great grandchildren, Makenzie and Mallory Burford, Richmond, Zachary Hyatt, Flemingsburg, and Abbigale Cheap, Lexington; cousins Ann Karrick and Dr. Nan Ward, both of Mount Sterling, Claudette Millestead, Springfield, Mo., Bob Millestead, Springfield, Mo., and Bart Millestead, Little Rock, Ark.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Denton-Workman Funeral Home. Burial was at the Longview Cemetery in Bethel.

Memorials are suggested to Longview Cemetery Maintenance Fund or Flemingsburg Christian Church.

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Harold Wayne Embs, 56, of Versailles, husband of Janice Robinson Embs, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at his residence.

Born in Clark County Jan. 29, 1947, he was the son of the late Winfred and Addie Johnson Embs. He was an account manager for G & K Services in Lexington, and was a member of the Mortonsville Assembly of God Church where he served as deacon.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sherry Celestine, Aurora, Colo.; a sister, Freda Lee, Saraland, Ala.; a brother, Paul Embs, Winchester; a stepson, Kelly Briscoe, Woodford County; four grandchildren, Kevin, Ashlee, Cody, and Leslie Briscoe, all of Woodford County; seven nephews; David Lee, Semmes, Ala., Andrew Embs, Gilbert, Ariz., Joshua Robinson, Chicago, Ill., and David, Daniel, Jared, and Jacob Christian, all of Woodford County; three nieces, Melissa Anderson, Lexington, Cindy Epperson, Winchester, and Kenna Robinson, Lawrenceburg; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services were conducted Monday, June 30, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Kenny Robinson, the Rev. Gerald Hogan, and the Rev. Jimmy Offut. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Active casket bearers were Andrew Embs, Bobby Anderson, Marlin Lanham, Rodney Hoard, Woody Dunn, David Lee, Randy Christian and Ernest Lee. Honorary bearers were Jack Aldridge, Joshua and Tim Robinson and Harlen Bradley.

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Phillip Edward Reed Sr., 77, of Lexington, retired WKYT-TV Channel 27 custodian, father of Homer E. Reed, Versailles, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003.

Services will be conducted at noon Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Zion Hill Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.



Elizabeth R. Robb, 86, of Nicholasville, widow of Joe C. Robb, died Friday, June 27, 2003.

Born Dec. 20, 1916, in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Lyne and Currey Robinson. She and her husband owned and operated Robb Hardware for 38 years. She graduated from Nicholasville High School, attended Hollins College and the University of Kentucky. She was a life long member of Nicholasville Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Bette Jo Robb Glass, Nicholasville, and Connell Robb Wallace, Russell; four grandchildren, David A. Wallace, Ashland, Joseph Connell Wallace., Nicholasville, Betsy Glass Biddle, Lexington, and Charles Robb Glass, Lexington; a great granddaughter, Haley Elizabeth Biddle; two sisters, Mary Lyne Holcomb, Ohio, and Connette Gayle, Georgia; two nieces, Debbie Gayle Davis, Georgia, and Elizabeth Holcomb Kerr, Ohio; and six nephews, Joe A. Gayle II, Georgia, Currey Gayle, Georgia, Richard R. Gayle, Georgia, James L. Holcomb, Tennessee, Ted B. Holcomb, New Jersey, and Graham McCauley, Versailles.

Services were conducted Monday, June 30, 2003, at the Nicholasville Baptist Church by the Rev. Craig Ryan and the Rev. Ray Coates. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Wallace, Joseph Connell Wallace, Charles Robb Glass, Ben Biddle Jr., Joe A. Gayle II, and James L. Holcomb. Honorary bearers were Glendon Sanders, Howard Downing, J.C. Van Hook, Ben Brown, Dick Morton, Milton "Red" Stinnett, James Masters and Charley Wiley.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Nicholasville Baptist Church.

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Willis DeWayne Scrogham, 63, of Versailles, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at the VA Medical Center, Lexington.

A native of Washington County, he was the son of the late Oscar Scrogham and Sillie B. Taylor Scrogham. He was a former truck driver and mechanic, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Antioch Christian Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Elsie B. Wells, Salvisa, and Alpha Kimp, Georgia; three nephews; and four nieces.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by Bro. Bill Robinson. Burial was in the Antioch Church Cemetery.



Patsy Jane McDaniel Turner, 65, of Nicholasville, wife of Billy R. Turner, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Central Baptist Hospital after an extended illness.

Born in Woodford County on Feb. 17, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Margaret Moscow McDaniel. She had been an LPN†at Thompson-Hood Veteran Center in Wilmore and was a member of Mt. Freedom Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Donnie G. Turner, Vicki Ray Dykes, Lisha Turner, and John William Turner; two brothers, Jimmy McDaniel and Wesley McDaniel; two sisters, Linda Burton and Peggy Winchester; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Hager &†Cundiff Funeral Home by the Rev. Donnie Relford. Burial was at the Wilmore Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jack W. Elliott, Randy Johnson, Arvist Todd, Bobby Miracle, Richard Halderman, and Robert Halderman. Honorary bearers were Elbert G. Turner, Edward Elliott, and John Gumm.

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 Emma Long Williams, 87, a resident of Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, widow of Landrum Williams, died Saturday, June 28, 2003.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Long and Elnora Long Beatty. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Versailles and was a retired secretary from the Wright Patterson Airfield in Dayton, Ohio.

Survivors include five cousins, Anna Swope, Lexington, Mary Shelbourne and Joyce Thomas, both of Midway, Ben Pennie, Florida, and Mary Bradley, Versailles, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Interment was at the Steele Cemetery.

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