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Versailles, Ky.


 

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June 13, 2002

 

Cunningham

Samuel Cunningham, 36, of Lawrenceburg, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Amelia Cunningham and Sam Rankin. He was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Ann Cunningham and Cathy Cunningham, both of Frankfort; a brother, Michael Lee Cunningham, Lawrenceburg; three nephews; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, June 13, 2002, at Woodlawn Hills Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, by Dr. Barry C. Johnson Sr. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Gash Memorial Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Kidney Foundation of Central Kentucky, 2417 Regency Road, Suite B, Lexington, KY 40503.

 

Dodson

Ganam E. “Bud” Dodson, 82, of Versailles, widower of Wilma Dodson, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at the St. Luke Hospital East, Ft. Thomas.

He was a retired cement mason and a military veteran with the merchant marines.

Survivors include two daughters, Gail Cox, Versailles, and Vicki Ravely, Pasco, Wash.; two sons, Ganam E. “Bud” Dodson III, Cedar Hill, Tenn., and John Dodson, Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Alene McDonald, Seattle, Wash., and Lucille Leach, Benton, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date. Burial of the cremated remains will be in Benton, Ark. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Greater Cincinnati.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 160 Moore Drive, Lexington, KY 40503-2919.

 

Dotson

Mike Dotson, 51, of Versailles, a Woodford County farmer, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at his residence.

Born in Woodford County, he was the husband of Mitzi Walker Dotson and the son of Carmel Anne Dotson and the late Bethel Dotson A 1969 graduate of Woodford County High School, he had been president of the F. F. A., and served as vice president of the state F. F. A. After attending the University of Kentucky, he worked on a cattle ranch in Tuttle, Okla., for two years. He returned to Woodford County and became active in farming cattle and crops. He had been a member and former president of the Young Farmers Association. He was a former member of the American Angus Association, was a member of the Woodford County Farm Bureau, and served on the Woodford County Farm Service Committee. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the farm bureau.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Mandy Dotson Orr, Oklahoma; three sons, Greg Dotson, Harrodsburg, Jeremy Dotson, Cynthiana, and David Dotson, Versailles; a sister, Missy Gaines, Oklahoma; and two grandchildren, Colton Orr and Bethel Wade Dotson.

Services were conducted Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Ronn Pelfrey. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were Greg Dotson, Jeremy Dotson, David Dotson, Andrew Cecil, Ronnie Metcalf, and Gerald Cissell. Honorary bearers were Herman Pittman, Harold Kitchen, Bobby Gaffney, Bobby Dotson, Philip Dotson, Kenneth Dotson, Billy Gilkison, Robert Richardson, John Richardson, Wendell Harris, Bobby Walker, and Pete Samaan.

 

Fain

Mattie Flora Fain, 79, of Lexington, widow of Edgar Fain, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Mary Flora.

Survivors include a son, Donald W. Fain; a daughter, Cecie Fay Huff; three sisters, Geneva Tutor, Nicholasville, Dorothy Buffin, Versailles, and Evelyn Humphrey, Nicholasville; seven grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. A daughter, Sue Ann Johnson, and a brother, Raymond Flora, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at the Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home by the Rev. Craig Ryan. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were her family members.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Holt

The interment of Richard Holt’s ashes was performed in a short graveside service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2002, in the Versailles Cemetery. Holt, a Versailles native, died March 28, 2002, at age 85 in Indialantic, Fla.

 

Mayne

Betty L. Mayne, 61, of Versailles, wife of Charles J. Mayne, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at her residence after a long illness.

Born in Williamsburg in 1941, she was the daughter of Opal Ellis, Lexington, and the late Raymond Ellis. She was a retired employee of the IBM Credit Union, having been its chief financial officer for five years before illness forced her to retire. She was a member of the Pinckard Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, C. Dennis Mayne, Lexington, and Roger L. Mayne, Salvisa; two sisters, Loretta Ellis, Harrodsburg, and Shirley Ellis, Lexington; and a grandson.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, June 13, 2002, at the Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Contributions may be made to the Pinckard Baptist Church building fund.

 

Paul

Eldean Horsley Paul, 69, of Frankfort, widow of Donald Paul, died Friday, June 7, 2002, in Largo, Fla., after a long illness.

A native of Greenup County, she was the daughter of Ruth Royster Horsley, Chillicothe, Ohio, and the late John Horsley. She was a retired employee of the Franklin County Board of Education and a member of the Grace Missionary Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Jonathan Paul, Frankfort; three daughters, Donna Wilhoite and Brenda Paul-Smith, both of Largo, Fla., and Pamela Gibson, Versailles; four brothers, Alford Horsley, Columbus, Ohio, Charles Horsley, Chillicothe, Ted Horsley, San Francisco, Calif., and Randy Horsley, Beaver Creek, Ohio; five sisters, Shirley Blanton, Springborough, Ohio, Margie White, Williamstown, Pearl Rhodes, Chillicothe, Colteen Collins, Ocala, Fla., and June (Helen) Roberts, Salvisa; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, Frankfort, by the Rev. Buddy White. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Ted Horsley, Alfred Horsley, Charles Horsley, Randy Horsley, Elmer Collins, and Nathan Paul.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Smith

Betty Jean Smith, 75, of Lexington, wife of Weldon R. Smith, died Monday, June 10, 2002.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ocie Lorena McKenney Whalen. She was a member of the Berea Christian Church and the Sweet Adelines.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Richard Mateyoke, Nicholasville, Charles Thomas Mateyoke, Lexington, and James Christopher Mateyoke, Versailles; a daughter, Paula Mateyoke, Lexington; three stepchildren, Marilyn Watts, Marcia Reynolds, and Sherry Wilson, all of Indiana; a brother, James Whalen, Louisville; six grandchildren, Allison Scrivner, Amy Castleberry, George Robert Mateyoke, Gregory Allen Mateyoke, Paul Mateyoke, and David Pfister; and three great grandchildren, Adam Castleberry, Erika Mateyoke, and Nick Pfister. He first husband, George P. Mateyoke, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, June 13, 2002, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by the Rev. Benny Hill and the Rev. Roger Rankin. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Greg Mateyoke, Paul Mateyoke, Steven Scrivner, and Jon Castleberry.

 

Snellen

Diane Marie Morgan Snellen, 41, of Georgetown, a quality engineer for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Inc., died Thursday, June 6, 2002.

A native of Ironwood, Mich., she was the daughter of Jean Kovales Morgan-LaFata, Show Low, Ariz., and the late Zeff Morgan Jr.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Olson, Georgetown; a son, Stephen Olson, Sheridan, Wyo.; a brother, Zeff Morgan, Versailles; and her stepfather, Peter LaFata, Show Low.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, June 13, 2002, at Cardome Center, Georgetown. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of the services. Johnson’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Stratton

Marvin D. "Buddy" Stratton, 69, of Versailles, husband of Nellie M. Stratton, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at his home.

Born in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Robert Bruce and Catherine D. Stratton. He was a graduate of Anderson County High School, and was employed by the Columbia Gas Company for 40 years. He owned and operated Marvin D. Stratton Service Company for 10 years, and was the owner of Woodford Supply Company. He was a member of the Pinckard Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Landmark Lodge #41.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Debbie Spencer, Lawrenceburg, Doug Stratton and Bruce Stratton, both of Versailles; a sister, Virginia Reed, Salvisa; two bothers, John B. Stratton, Woodford County, and Thomas E. Stratton, Anderson County; seven grandchildren, Bo Spencer, Leslie Caron Spencer Edmondson, Morgan Lee Stratton, Murphy Catherine Stratton, Matthew Douglas Stratton, Shelby Elysse Stratton, and Kendall Paige Stratton; one great grandchild, Nathan Bryce Edmondson; four stepchildren, Donnie Crowe and Sherry Hodge, both of Versailles, Jeff Crowe and Judy King, both of Lawrenceburg, and five step great grandchildren. His first wife, Betty Jean, who was the mother of his three children, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bo Spencer, Nathan Edmondson, Johnny Stratton, Brian Payton, Shawn Crowe, and Jeffery Stratton.

Memorials are suggested to the Pinckard Baptist Church Building Fund, 3401 Pinckard Pike, Versailles, KY 40383.

 

Vickers

Mary L. Vickers, 90, of Versailles, widow of Roy Vickers, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at Christian Health Care, Lexington.

Born April 18, 1912, in Bourbon County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Foster and Alma Humphries. She was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church.

Survivors include four children, Naomi Vickers Newman, Versailles, Linda Louise Randall, Lexington, Roy Douglas Vickers, Tampa, Fla., and Garnett Wayne Vickers, Louisville; a sister, Sarah Jones, Georgetown; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and great-great-great grandchildren. A son, Joseph Lee Vickers, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Raymond Gibson. Interment was in the Millersburg Cemetery, Millersburg.

Memorials are suggested to the Methodist Home of Kentucky or to Gideon's International.

 

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