The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


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June 1, 2000 issue

Randle Bush

Randle "Shotgun" Bush, 71, of East Stephens Street, Midway, husband of Anna B. Bush, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000.

He was a retired Parrish Hill Farm employee and a World War II veteran.

Arrangements were incomplete at press time at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles.



Walter Conway

Walter F. Conway, of 10120 Clifton Road in Millville, widower of Jennie Lee Goodrich Conway, died Sunday morning, May 28, 2000, at his home.

A native of Frankfort, he was the son of the late Ben D. and Lula Chism Conway. He was retired from Kentucky Utilities, was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of VFW Post 4075, American Legion Post 7, the Masonic Lodge, and the Millville Christian Church.

Mr. Conway is survived by two sisters, Dorothy C. Roberts and Tina Noel, both of Frankfort, and a brother, James M. Conway, Frankfort.

Services were conducted at Rogers Funeral Home, Frankfort, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, by the Rev. Ray Holdren. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery, with VFW Post 4075 conducting military honors. Casket bearers were John Conway, Robert Darnell, Freeman Sudduth, Silas Noel, Dan Keene, and Bobby Goodrich. Honorary bearers were Bill Lewis, Joe Scott Johnson, and the elders of the Millville Christian Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass-Franklin County.



Vivian Carlton Currens

Vivian Carlton Currens, 83, of Lexington, husband of Lorene Duncan Currens, died at home Tuesday, May 23, 2000, after a long illness.

Mr. Currens was born in Woodford County, the son of the late Guy and Ethel Crowder Currens.

He retired in 1982 after 38 years at Wenner-Gren Research Laboratory at the University of Kentucky. He was a member of the Pinckard Baptist Church, Woodford County.

Mr. Currens is also survived by two sons, Ken Currens, Louisville, and Carlton Currens, Lexington; a daughter, Shirley Currens Gudgell, Lexington; two brothers, Adrian Currens, Knoxville, Tenn., and Guy Currens, Versailles; two sisters, Doris Hodgetts, Cordova, Tenn., and Mary Dunlap, Columbia, S.C., and seven grandchildren. Two brothers, Kenneth and Vernon Currens, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County, by Dr. C. Gilbert Tucker. The W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of one's choice or Hospice of the Blue Grass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington 40504.



Mildred C. Jacobs

Mildred Caudle Jacobs, 87, of 1105 Duncan Road, widow of Virgil Jacobs, died Thursday evening, May 25, 2000, at the Hospice Care Center of St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late George and Lida Watts Caudle. Mrs. Jacobs was a member of the Millville Christian Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Vivian Jacobs Lewis, Frankfort; a son, Gene E. Jacobs, Frankfort; two sisters, Goldie Caudle and Evelyn McConnell, both of Frankfort; a brother, Norman Shirley Caudle, Frankfort; six grandchildren, Kim Hall, John Lewis III, Robby E. Jacobs, Timothy E. Clark, Ray Jacobs, and Edward L. Lewis, and eight great-grandchildren. Four sisters, Blanche Sutherland, Marsh Mitchell, Frances Wash, and Jessie Long, and four brothers, Jouett Caudle, Cecil Caudle, Dorsey Caudle, and G. W. Caudle, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 12 noon Tuesday, May 30, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Ray Holdren and the Rev. Bobby Baker. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Kim and Mike Hall, John Lewis III, Jennifer Lewis, Robby E. Jacobs, Timothy E. Clark, Ray Jacobs, and Edward L. Lewis.

Glenn B. Johnson

Glenn Burt Johnson, 78, of 3273 Huntertown Road, Versailles, retired special agent for the U. S. Treasury Department, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at the Lexington Center for Health and Rehabilitation. He was the husband of Ada Johnson.

Born in Jodie, W. Va., he was the son of the late Burt Dixon and Minnie Louise Brown Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Versailles Church of Christ.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Glenn Rondal Johnson, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Edith Holcomb, Victor, W.Va., and Mary Rose Baker, Boomer, W.Va.; a brother, Garling H. Johnson, Ansted, W. Va., and two grandchildren, Rhonda Colette Bishop, Apollo Beach, Fla., and Jeffrey Rondal Johnson, Dallas, Texas.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Clifford May and Danny Lamb. Interment and committal were Tuesday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jeff Johnson, Mark Dunn, Dwight Pope, Rick Devers, Jack May, and Michael Doane.



Francis M. Lemaster

Francis M. Lemaster, 71, of Richmond, Va., died Monday, May 29, 2000, in Richmond.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Lemaster, Richmond, and two sisters, Wilma Jane Baker, Versailles, and Neva Caudill, Paintsville. Two brothers, Paul Lemaster, Versailles, and Leroy Lemaster, and several other brothers and sisters from surrounding areas are deceased.

Services will be conducted in Richmond today, June 1.



Raymond Riddle

Raymond Riddle, 85, of Lexington, a retired baker and former employee the Rainbo Baking Co. and of Honeycrust, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Pine Meadows Nursing Home, Lexington. He was the husband of Minnie Wise Riddle.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Herman and Dolly Hanna Riddle. He was a charter member of the Northern Heights Christian Church, Lexington, where he had served as a deacon and elder. He had been an active member of the Teamsters Union Local #651, and had served as union steward.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Bobby Ray Riddle, Georgetown, and Kevin Lee Riddle, Versailles; three grandchildren, Teresa Riddle Duer and Donna Riddle Duer, both Lexington, and Steven C. Riddle, Georgetown; and three sisters, Dorothy Evans and Hazel Smedley, both of Lexington, and Gladys Robinson, North Carolina.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Whit Chiswell. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles.