The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


About Us

Recent Obituaries


June 1, 2006



   Mary Bartlett, 84, of Versailles, wife of Charles Bartlett, died Sunday, May 28, 2006.

Born in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Bailey and Nell Rice Thurman. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Kuhlman Electric Company.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Judy Bartlett Long, Versailles; two sons, Larry Bartlett, Lexington, and Gary Bartlett, Owensboro; two half-sisters, Linda Rodgers and Diane McDaniel, both of Frankfort; three grandchildren, Cheri Spencer, Versailles, Jason Bartlett, Bowling Green, and Justin Morris, Versailles; a step-granddaughter, Monica Kiel, Appleton, Wis., five great-grandchildren; and two stepbrothers, Bobby Rice, Versailles, and Charles Rice, South Bend, Ind.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, June 1, at the New Hope Baptist Church by the Rev. Jim Allen and the Rev. Wesley Noss. Interment will follow at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Justin Morris, Jason Bartlett, Douglas Wilson, Seth Dedman, Wayne Dedman, and Harold Dedman. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer's Association, 3703 Taylorsville Road, Suite #102, Louisville, KY 40220-1330.

Guest book at



   Norman Dale Bowman, 52, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at his residence.

He was the son of Edith Jones Langford and the late Ambrose Bowman, and stepson of Herland “Highpockets” Langford of Versailles. He was a retired carpenter and had been working at Sunset Hills Personal Care Home.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his former wife, Gail Turner, Lawrenceburg; his twin sister, Wanda Stewart, Versailles; a sister, Dottie Karsner, Frankfort; and four brothers, Jerry Bowman, Lawrenceburg, and David Bowman, Allen Bowman, and Bobby Wayne Langford, all of Versailles.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 2, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Interment will follow at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Brandon Bowman, Travis Carter, Jamie Stewart, Jerry Lee Bowman, Earl Ray Goodlett, and Tim Collins. Honorary bearers will be Donnie Beasley, Martin Bowman, and Robert Bowman. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, June 1, at the funeral home.

Guest book at



   Albert Craig, 80, of Lexington, husband of Donna Lankford Craig, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center.

A native of Midway, he was the son of the late Macey Craig and Elizabeth Breedan Craig. He was a retired general manager and vice president for Pepsi Cola, a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, and a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Robert Craig, Kenny Craig, Deborah Mallory, Elizabeth Compton, and Susan Craig; his siblings, Mary Elizabeth Craig, Shirley Craig, Ruth Strickland, and Joseph Craig; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Mildred Webb and Marjorie Craig; and a brother, Russell Craig, are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, May 25, at W.R. Milward, Broadway. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1065 Dove Run Road, Lexington, KY 40502, or Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 100 Veterans Drive, Wilmore, KY 40390.



   Helen Marie Turner Dailey, 70, of Heritage Hall Care Center in Lawrenceburg, formerly of Woodford County, widow of Lenza Dailey, died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 7, 1935, she formerly managed a consignment store and flea market booth. She was an avid collector and enjoyed yard sales and auctions.

She is survived by a son, Harvey Gene Dailey, Lawrenceburg. A sister, Shirley Storms, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 30, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by Bro. George Dye officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.



   Ruby Thompson Florence, 81, of Versailles, formerly of Lexington and Paris, widow of Emery Robert Florence, died Saturday, May 27, 2006.

She was a retired Sears auditor.

Survivors include two sons, Van Florence, Lexington, and Mike Florence, Versailles; a daughter, Constance Connie Kathryn Cunningham, Austin, Texas; a stepdaughter, Patricia Florence Cooper, South Lyon, Mich.; a brother, Jeff Thompson, Taylorsville; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, June 2, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris. Interment will be in the Paris Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Michael Florence, Kent Florence, Todd Florence, Daniel Florence, Robbie Cunningham, Scott Cunningham, Paul Cooper, and Steve Cooper. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, June 1.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.



   DeMarius Sinclair Harris-Morton, 15, of Dunroven Drive, died Thursday, May 25, 2006, in a fatal moped accident.

He was a born-again Christian, who loved to play drums at First Baptist Church, Versailles. He had just completed his freshman year at Woodford County High School.

Survivors include his mother, Consuelo C. Harris; his father, Wallace Morton Jr.; a sister, Destinie R. Harris; his grandparents, Miriam Harris, William Harris, Teresa Harris, and Wallace Morton Sr.; his great-grandparents, Marlene Wilson and Scott Jones Jr.; and numerous uncles, great-uncles, aunts, great-aunts, and cousins.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 30, at the First Baptist Church. The Keith P. Clark & Son Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, was in charge of arrangements.



   Pauline Mitchell McCall, 87, of Midway, widow of Earl McCall, died Friday, May 26, 2006.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Betty Meyers Mitchell. She was a retried supervisor with the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet and was a member of the Forks of the Elkhorn Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Robert McCall and Pete McCall, both of Midway; three grandchildren, Michael McCall, Stephanie McCall, and Matt McCall; and three great-grandchildren, Josh McCall, Garon McCall, and Logan Johnson. Two sisters, Ethel Smith and Dorothy Smith; and a brother, Earl Mitchell, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 31, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. David Smith. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were Matt, Joshua, and Garon McCall, and Earl, Gary, and Jimmy Smith. Honorary bearers were Mary Sutherland and Frank Farr.



   Sister Florence McCarthy, SCN, 84, of Louisville, formerly Sister Marie Bernadette, died Monday, May 22, 2006, at Nazareth Home in Louisville.

A native of Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Helen Kane McCarthy. After graduation from St. Catherine Academy in Lexington and attendance at Nazareth College in Bardstown, she entered the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1941. Following profession of vows in 1943, she taught in elementary and high schools in Dennison, Ohio, and Paducah, Covington, and Louisville. She served as freshman teacher at Lexington Catholic High School in 1951 and 1952. She studied library science at Catherine Spalding College in Louisville, and later served as college librarian there.

Survivors include a sister, Mary M. Swift; and nephews and nieces, James Bryant Jr., Michael Bryant, Charles Bryant, Amy Petit, Fran Riddell, Joseph Bryant, John Bryant, Jane Telfer, Louis Swift, and Peter Swift, all of Lexington, Rebecca Maples and Sally Thompson, Versailles, Jane Consigli, Louisville, Nancy Atkinson, Edgewood, Ann Swift, Pennsylvania, Carolyn Baston, Massachusetts, and Stephen Swift, California. A sister, Ann Bryant, and a niece, Laura Schenck, are deceased.

Memorials may be made to SCN Missions, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048.



   Robert Lenn “Buzz” Neal, 46, of Lexington, died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at St. Joseph East Hospital.

A native of Lexington, he was the son of Jo Blanks Neal, Lexington, and the late Ben Neal, and the stepson of Eugene Puckett, Lexington. He retired after 22 years from Kroger, having served as meat department manager. He was a graduate of Bryan Station High School, attended Eastern Kentucky University, and was a member of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his mother and stepfather, he is survived by three sons, Travis Scott Neal and Christopher Shane Neal, both of Lexington, and Austin Tyler Neal, Versailles; a brother, Glenn Neal, Lexington; a niece, Jamie Lynn Neal; a nephew Scott Neal; and a grandson, Cameron Shane Neal.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 27, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, by the Rev. Paul Hollingsworth. Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, Winchester, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 982 Eastern Parkway, Box 12, Louisville, KY 40217.



   Cindy Gail Perkins, 34, of Versailles, died Friday, May 19, 2006.

She was the daughter of Myrtle Perkins King and the late Allen Olson Perkins Sr.

Survivors include a sister, Carol Blackford, Versailles; two brothers, Billy “Slick” Carpenter and Allen Perkins Jr., both of Versailles; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Services were conducted Monday, May 22, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Rice. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were members of the Woodford County Ambulance Service.



   Ellen Ann Sullivan, 66, of Shelbyville, wife of Roy Sullivan, died Thursday, May 25, 2006, of cancer.

Born Oct. 5, 1939, she was the daughter of the late James and Illene Atz of Milltown, Ind. She was a homemaker and a retired physical therapy assistant.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Genie Graf, Midway, Leslie McQueen, Louisville, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Shelbyville, and Amy Sullivan, Louisville; two brothers, James Atz, Hardinsburg, and Chris Atz, Alpharetta, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Nolan McQueen, Carly, Harper, Grayson, and Lelia Graf, River and India Fuchs; and an aunt, Virginia Carr, Milltown.

Services were conducted Sunday, May 28, at the Milltown United Methodist Church by her cousin, the Rev. Nancy Chizmar. The Brown-Newkirk Funeral Home, Milltown, Ind., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Norton Healthcare Foundation Spirit Fund or Oncology Education and Prevention Fund, Suite 450, 234 E. Gray St., Louisville, KY 40202.

Obituaries from past issues: Click here