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Versailles, Ky.


 

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July 7, 2005

 

 

  Bowers

  Annie Gray Kirkland Bowers, 83, of Versailles, widow of Willie Bowers, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late John and Readie Blair Kirkland. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, David Myers, Nicholasville, and Donald Myers, Lexington; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary McDaniel.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 6, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. James Heard. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Mark Hammons, Jason Hammons, Matthew Hammons, Dean Combs, Mike Fritts, and Corey Fritts.

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Brewer

  Timothy Edison Brewer, 33, of Fords Mill Road, husband of Chastity R. Harney Brewer, died Thursday, June 30, 2005, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of Raymond S. Brewer, Frankfort, and the late Myrtle Stevens Brewer. He was a desk top operator for Quebecor World in Versailles, attended Clover Bottom Baptist Church, and was a member of an aeronautics association, where he enjoyed designing, building and flying radio controlled model airplanes.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by his infant daughter, Madeline Grace Brewer; his grandfather, Raymond Brewer, and his grandmother, Edith Shelton Brewer, both of Campton; his aunts and uncles, William E. "Buddy" and Judy Brewer, Lawrenceburg, Tony and Linda "Sissie" Hobbs, Rogers, Charles T. "Tom" and Patsy Carolyn Flinchum, Lancaster, Bill Stevens, Edison Stevens, and Roger Stevens; his cousins, Katie Brewer, Krystie Brewer, Matt and April Nutter, Toni Hobbs, and Chris and Joyce Flinchum; and numerous other family members. A brother, Stanley Brewer, is deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, July 3, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, Richmond, by Bro. Terry Tench. Burial was in Madison Memorial Gardens in Richmond. Casket bearers were Chris Flinchum, Matt Nutter, Charles Harney, Mike Linville, Dean Ashley, and Bill Spaulding. Honorary bearers were William E. "Buddy" Brewer and Tony Hobbs.

Donations are suggested to the Pediatric Heart Research Association, P. O. Box 1547, West Chester, OH 45071.

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Brown

  Robert F. “Bobbie” Brown, 81, of Lexington, widower of Mildred Brown, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, after a short illness.

Born Feb. 10, 1924, in Versailles, he was the son of the late Hattie Chapman and James W. Brown. He retired as a firefighter at the Bluegrass Army Depot after 25 years of service. He served as a Versailles volunteer fireman from 1939-1952 and was owner and operator of the Robert F. Brown Heating and Air Conditioning Company. He liked to drive racecars and fly airplanes. He served as a member of the U.S. Air Force and was an accomplished tail-gunner.

Survivors include a daughter, Bobbe B. Mollette, Tucson, Ariz.; a twin brother, Billy Brown, Versailles; three grandchildren, Monica Dow and Angie Mollette, Tucson, Ariz., and D.J. Mollette, San Diego, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Kellie and Nicholas Robert Dow.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday, July 2, at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were D. J. Mollette, Don Mollette, Barry Brandenburg, Dr. Talmadge Hays, Ken “the Jag Man” and Jim Brown. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

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Burgett

  Paul Burgett, 70, of Lexington, died Wednesday, June 29, 2005.

Born in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Johnny and Emmie Burgett. He was a retired mechanic, a U. S. Army veteran, and a member of the Faith Baptist Church on Huntertown Road.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Manley, Versailles, and Lisa Kinney, Lexington; a son, Tommy Burgett, Versailles; four grandchildren, Miranda Burgett, Jennifer Manley, and Nicholas and Matthew Kinney; three sisters, Eleanor Whitt, West Liberty, Katherine Williams, Grayson, and Helen Grooms, Ohio; and three brothers, Russell, Kenneth, and Ernest Burgett, all of Morgan County. A son, Jimmy Burgett, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, July 1 at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery.

 

Holman

  Tom Holman, 59, widower of Carrie Hartley Holman, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at his residence.

Born Feb. 2, 1946, in Woodford County, he was the son of the R.T. and Martha Holman. He was a carpenter for Pin Oak Farm and was a former National Guardsman. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Frances Downs, Willisburg, and Genean Stevens, Versailles; three sons, Thomas Holman II, Versailles, Randall Holman, Versailles, and Luke Bromagen, Georgia; two brothers, Roger Dale Holman, Alabama, and Harry Holman, South Carolina; and 12 grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery in Versailles, with the Rev. John Brandon officiating. Casket bearers were Jesse Reynolds, Ronald Moniz, Frank Kelly, and Earl Jenkins.

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Hudnall

  John Joseph Hudnall Jr., 44, of Waddy, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Born March 21, 1961, in Woodford County, he was the son of John ‘J.J.” and Hazel Hudnall, Waddy. He was a veteran of the National Guard, a member of West Frankfort Church of God, and worked in construction.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Jamie Hudnall, Lawrenceburg; a son, Jermey Hudnall, Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Judy Begley, Frankfort, and Pam Stewart, Shelbyville; two half-sisters, Linda Pieratt, Waddy, and Mary Jo Brooks, Bagdad.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, July 7, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Wade Hughes. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Joshua Hughes, Eli Begley, Shannon Stewart, Joseph Stewart, Pedaiah Begley, and Kenny Stewart.

 

McCormick

  Katherine "Kathy" Mobley McCormick, 81, of Crystal River, Fla., formerly of Lexington, wife of Lt. Col. Martin H. McCormick (Ret.), died Monday, June 27, 2005, in Florida.

Born May 3, 1924, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Richard B. "Dick" and Laura Cole Mobley. She attended Picadome School, and was a graduate of Bryan Station High School and secretarial school. She had been an executive secretary for a number of years.

Survivors include four children, Bobby J. Rodgers, Versailles, Martin L. McCormick, Rowlett, Texas, Jon W. McCormick, Boise, Idaho, and Doris Jan Barrera, Miami, Fla.; three sisters, Dot Tatman, Louisville, Rosie Hunter, Lexington, and Linda Tanner, Rocky Mount, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. A sister, Mary E. Qualls, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, July 1, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home in Versailles by the Rev. Dr. Harold W. Tatman. Interment was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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McIntyre

  Bryan Thomas McIntyre, 34 of Roan Road, husband of Dorothy Haynes McIntyre, died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, following an accident.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Billy McIntyre and the late Susie Wheeler McIntyre. He was a construction worker.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by three daughters, Brittany Noel McIntyre, Hanna Elizabeth McIntyre, and Brittany Jean Rousey; a son, Shane Rousey, two brothers, Bee McIntyre and Billy McIntyre Jr., all of Versailles.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 2, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Wesley Noss. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Billy McIntyre, Bee McIntyre, Joey Beasley, Billy McIntyre Jr., Shane Rousey, Tim Sebastian, Tim Rader, and Tom Ripley. Honorary bearers were his brothers-in-law and special friends.

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Sawyer

  Marsolee Taylor Sawyer, 80, of Versailles, died Wednesday, June 29, 2005.

Born in Corbin, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine Davis Taylor. She was a retired Vic Tone cleaners employee.

Survivors include a brother, Thomas “Tom” Taylor, of Versailles and Florida; and several nieces and nephews, including Donna Traugott of Versailles.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday, July 2, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Gilbert Sargent. Casket bearers were Paul Jones, Marshall Traugott, Brian Traugott, and Lonnie Myers. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Sowards

  “Cadillac Jack” Edwin Sowards, 85, of Powhatan Trail, husband of Linda Sowards, died Friday, July 1, 2005, at his residence.

Born Dec. 10, 1919, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Andrew Jackson and Cordie Bartlett Sowards. He was a horse trainer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a stepdaughter, Kimberly Cottingham, Versailles; a son, Andrew Sowards, Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Elmo Allen, Pikeville; two grandchildren, Caleb and Gabriel Sowards; and two step-grandchildren, Chad and McKenzie Ellis.

A memorial service was conducted Sunday, July 3, at the Keene Barn at Keeneland by the Rev. Andrew Sowards. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

 

 Yates

  Minnie Rea Woods Yates, 72, of New Castle, widow of Joseph S. Yates Sr., died Friday, July 1, 2005, at Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville.

A native of Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Curry Woods. Sr. and Minnie Alice Wilder. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Castle United Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star, and the United Methodist Women.

Survivors include a son, Joseph S. Yates Jr., New Castle; a daughter, Alice Catherine Yates, Nonesuch; two grandchildren, Zachary Graham Yates, Campbellsburg, and Olivia Rea Yates, New Castle; a brother, Jack Woods, Harrodsburg; and a sister, Sarah Frances Bottom, Harrodsburg.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 6, at the New Castle United Methodist Church by the Rev. Garry Polston. Interment was in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Casket bearers were Elizabeth Blair Bottom, Marsha Louise Noel, Mark D. Noel, William Chadwick Noel, Al Schooler, Sarah Woods Schooler, Lewis Curry Woods III, Mary Samuel Woods, Robert Graham Woods, and George A. Yates. Prewitt Funeral Home, New Castle, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the New Castle United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 194, New Castle, KY 40050, or to the American Heart Association, 333 Guthrie Street, Suite 207, Louisville, KY 40202.

 

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