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June 10, 2004



 Mary Lynette “Nenny” Brown, 51, of California, formerly of Versailles, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, in California.

Born Aug. 4, 1952, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Ray Sr. and Georgia Brown. She was a 1970 graduate of Woodford County High School and was employed in California as a private nurse in Panorama City.

Survivors include two children, Tamika Tucker, Los Angeles, Calif., and David Drummond, Louisville; five grandchildren, Tahj Tucker, Keana Tucker, Xavier Tucker, Kayla Marie Drummond, and Devin Drummond; four sisters, Elizabeth “Doll” Brown, Paula “Bern” Brown, Joann “Lussie” Brown, all of Lexington, and Anna “Tussie” Huggins, Texas; a brother, Baron Brown, Jacksonville, N.C.; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and several uncles and aunts, including Robert “Chip” and Mamie Brown of Versailles. A brother, Thomas Ray Brown Jr., is deceased.

Following cremation in California, a memorial service was held Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles.



June Carpenter, 77, of Frankfort, widow of William Everett Carpenter, died Monday, May 28, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital.

A native of Green Bay, Wis., she was a retired employee of GTE and attended Midway Baptist Church.

Services were conducted Thursday, June 3, 2004, at the Versailles Cemetery by the Rev. Mark Johnson. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.



Jeffery Lynn Compton, 52, of Homosassa, Fla., formerly of Versailles, died Monday, June 1, 2004.

Born in Clearwater, Fla., he attended Bryan Station High School in Lexington, and was the owner of Specialty Painting Company in Florida.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; a son, Shaun Compton; and a daughter, Kendra Compton, all of Versailles; his mother, Bessie Taliaferro, Florida; two brothers, Rick Compton, Tennessee, and Steve Compton, Lexington; two nieces; four nephews; and a great nephew.

A memorial service was conducted Monday, June 7, 2004, at the Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. William Clark.

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James Milton Eldridge Sr., 66, of Lexington, husband of Dixie Eldridge, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Born March 12, 1938, in Pennington Gap, Va., he was the son of the late John and Mae Eldridge. He had been a supervisor with Affiliated Foods.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Tina Hollon, Lexington, Lisa Gayheart, Nicholasville, and Tammy Botkin, Lexington; a son, James Eldridge Jr., Lexington; two sisters, Sudie Garrison, Pennington Gap, Va., and Flossie Fink, North Carolina; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, June 4, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, by the Rev. Bill Bales. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Joshua Dennis, Robert Hollon, Doug Botkin, Roger Gayheart, Tommy Eldridge, and Hugh Kirk. Honorary bearers were Sherman Bonta and Walter Kirk.



Ransom Redmon Plunkett, 69, of Lexington, husband of Rosetta Faye Plunkett, died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at University of Kentucky Hospital.

The son of the late Marion and Mary Lea Plunkett, he was retired from CV Whitney Farm.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Donna Faye Jackson, Alabama, George Allen Plunkett, Versailles, Ruth Ann Boren, Seattle, Wash., Shirley Faye Stidham, and Karen Lynn Plunkett, Lexington; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Jo Moore, Phoenix, Ariz., and Ruth Parker, Lexington. Three brothers and a sister are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by Brother Bobby Lakes. Burial was in Clintonville Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 160 Moore Drive, Suite 201, Lexington, KY 40503.

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Kurby Stanley Wilson, 82, of Midway, widower of Julia Christine Roach Wilson, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Lawrenceburg.

Born Nov. 11, 1921, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Erven and Addie Games Wilson. He moved to Woodford County at a young age and had been a farmer in the Midway area until he became ill six years ago.

Survivors include three children, Phyllis Ethington, Lawrenceburg, Shirley Shuck, Versailles, and Ronald Wilson, Georgetown; grandchildren Mike Ethington, Lawrenceburg, David Ethington, Winchester, Christy Quire, Lawrenceburg, Jeff Shuck, Versailles, Steve Shuck, Lexington, Julie Henehan, Versailles, and Melinda, Michelle and Kurby Stuart Wilson, Georgetown; 22 great grandchildren; sisters Louise Wright, Versailles, and Iva Elliott, Nicholasville; and a brother, Donnie Wilson, Versailles. A grandson, Jeff Wilson; his sisters Adele Ethington, Julia Dean Gaines, Katherine Thomas; and his brothers, Coy, Shelby, and Edward Wilson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 8, 2004, Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles by David Ethington. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mr. Wilson's grandchildren and great grandchildren were casket bearers.

Contributions are suggested to the Children's Miracle Network.

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