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Versailles, Ky.


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July 6, 2006




Jane Boggs Cole, 71, of Lexington, widow of Carl Andrew Britton, formerly of Versailles, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006.

Born Dec. 4, 1934, in Lexington, she was the daughter of John Lewis and Anna Boggs Cole. She graduated from the University High School, where she was a cheerleader and was involved in many activities. She also graduated from the University of Kentucky with many awards and accomplishments. She was the first person to letter in cheerleading, swimming, and diving all four years (1953 to 1957). She was a member of the Blue Marlins and was the Outstanding Pledge of Kappa Delta Sorority. She graduated from the National Aquatics School at Purdue University. She was the first woman to be a deputy sheriff in Kentucky, serving under Bill King, Maurice Jackson, and Ed Hahn. She was a long-time election officer and prominent in Democratic politics. She was the team leader for Juvenile Counseling in the Kentucky Social Services Department until retirement. She was a member of D.A.R., Central Christian Church, Fraternal Order of Police, and the Kentucky Sheriffs Association.

Survivors include two brothers, John Haggan Cole, Louisville, and Richard Dineen Cole, Lexington; and nieces and nephews John Griggs, Cole Griggs, Janie Griggs, Tommy Griggs, Bob Griggs, and Rebecca Griggs, all of Lexington, Joe Griggs, New York, Jennifer Hemsell and John Cole, both of Louisville, and Laura Anne Barnard, Chicago, Ill.; and other family members.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 1, at the Lexington Cemetery, by the Rev. Joe Bob Grider. W.R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504, or the K Men's Association, P.O. Box 22255, Lexington, KY 40522.



Ruby Kirkpatrick, 65, of Nicholasville, wife of William Kirkpatrick, died Saturday, June 24, 2006.

She was the daughter of Lona Gibson and the late Alonzo Gibson.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Vickie Cox, Versailles; a son, Greg Kirkpatrick, Nicholasville; four grandchildren, Elisabeth and Dalton Cox, Versailles, and Ian and Colby Kirkpatrick, Nicholasville; a brother, James Gibson, Whitesburg; five sisters, Betty L. Taylor, Nicholasville, Janice Sargent, Beattyville, Lois Dixon, Whitesburg, Jennie Jolly, Cynthiana, and Mary Jean Gibson, Lexington. Two brothers, Luther and Ricky Gibson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 27, at Betts & West Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Becknell. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dalton Cox, Alan Taylor, Burl Lawrence Taylor, Blake Bennett, Elmer Sargent, Vernon Dixon, Roger Jolly and Mark Bennett.



JoAnn Owens, 72, of Lexington, widow of Elmer Owens, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Curt and Nana Bellemillion Wise. She was a retired school bus driver for Fayette County schools and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include three sons, William H. Ball, Nicholasville, Glenn Ray Ball, Lexington, and Gary Lee Ball, Lexington; two daughters, JoNell Kelly and Sherry Ann Curtis, Lexington; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Cain, Florida, and Garnetta Winters, Mt. Sterling.

Services were conducted Friday, June 30, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Mike Aldridge. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 110, Louisville, KY 40218.



Albert B. Scott Jr., 76, husband of Margaret Flynn Scott, died Friday June 30, 2006, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 2, 1929, in Frankfort, he was the son of the late Albert Sr. and Emma Triplett Scott. He was a member of the Frankfort First Baptist Church and was retired from Navister in Louisville. He was also a veteran, having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Bettye Scott Kerrick; and an aunt, Rose Virnelson, both of Frankfort.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, July 3, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Daniel Glaze. Casket bearers were Stanley and Phillip Kerrick, Kenny Alexander, Brad LaFoe, Scott Smith and Jim Jackson. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements

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Brenda J. Sharpe, 58, of Versailles, wife of Robert M. Sharpe, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at her home.

Born Feb. 26, 1948, in Bourbon County, she was the daughter of Emma Lee Morris Wagoner and the late Charles Marion Wagoner. She was a resident of Versailles for 20 years, was a member of Cane Run Baptist Church in Lexington, was a retired Realtor, and most recently working at SMC, Inc. as a shipping clerk.

In additio to her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, Robbie Sharpe and Scott Sharpe; and two grandchildren, Sydney and Clayton Sharpe. A son, Eric Lee Sharpe, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, June 30, at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Barrineau. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Matthew Brown, Ernie Hassloch , Eugene Wagoner, Sean Jones, Bryan White, and Gareld Mollett. Honorary bearers were Russ Matlack, Dr. Michael Horn, Dr. Richard Montgomery, Frank Blevins, Bill Hill, Bob Hackworth, Dr. Josephine Glaser and Bill Sininger.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 1317 HWY 62 E, Cynthiana, KY 41031.



Mattie Lee Bolar "The Matriarch" Yates, 111, of Jessamine County, widow of Will Yates, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Homestead Nursing Home after a long illness.

Born March 9, 1895, in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sue Bolar.

Survivors include a niece, Lettie White; two great nieces, Ann Miller and Mariella Young; a nephew, Jerry Lee Bolar, Akron, Ohio; a great-nephew, James White; and several generations of nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, July 3, at First Baptist Church, Nicholasville. O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


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