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June 13, 2013

 

Amosson

Fred Dewain Amosson, 65, of Versailles, husband of Mary Margaret Bryant Amosson, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at his home.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Fredrick Malcolm and Eleanor Richard Angel Amosson. He was a retired baker and former Panera Bread employee.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Anthony Michael Amosson, Lexington, and Jerry Ray Amosson, Versailles; a sister, Gracie McMcCorkhill, Deltona, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Ruby Bryant, Versailles; five grandchildren, Justin, Ashley, Mikey, Dylan, and Skye Amosson; and two great-granddaughters, Lily and Michelle Amosson. A daughter, Crystal Michelle Amosson, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 12, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Sherman Cole, Jamie Barker, Timmy Stinnett, Jackie Bryant, Marion Bryant, Tyler Bryant, and Patrick Brown.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Blackburn

Patrick Thomas Blackburn, 50, of Lexington, husband of Gaye Blackburn, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

Born Sept. 18, 1962, he was the son of James and Vivian Blackburn. He graduated from Henry Clay High School and attended Cumberland College and Campbellsville College as a minister of music major before returning home to help his family at Blackburnís Frame Products. He later worked at CAKY, UPS and Home Depot. He enjoyed playing his guitars and singing. He was a member of Anchor Baptist Church in Lexington.

In addition to his wife of 21 years and his parents, he is survived by a son, Thomas Anderson Blackburn; two nephews, James (Caitlin) Ritchey and Grant Ritchey; a niece, Katy Ritchey; his mother-in-law, Mildred Durham; two sisters-in-law; and his father-in-law, Alfred Durham. A sister, Ann Ritchey; a nephew, Benjamin Patrick "Ben" Ritchey; and his grandparents, Maude and Ira Blackburn and Marshall and Julia Smith, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 8, at Anchor Baptist Church. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

 

Buffin

Susie Paynter "Honey" Buffin, 85, of Versailles, widow of James "Buff" Buffin, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at her home.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Sallie Taylor Paynter and was a lifetime member of the Mt. Edwin United Methodist Church. She was a farmer, a former Texas Instruments employee, and a school cafeteria employee for the Woodford County Schools.

Survivors include a daughter, Gwen Buffin Sams, Versailles; a son, Gary (Susan) Buffin, Versailles; a sister, Minnie Bannister, Versailles; five grandchildren, Kristy (Brad) Nichols, David Buffin, Kelly Buffin, Shannon Renfro, and Amanda (Steven) Spencer; and seven great-grandchildren, Katie Nichols, James Reed Nichols, Grace Buffin, Alyssa Buffin, Hailey Buffin, Emily Charlene Buffin, and Riley Renfro. A sister, Fannie Reed, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, June 10, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mac Whitnel. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kelly Buffin, David Buffin, Brad Nichols, Tony Paynter, Reed Nichols, and Steve Ward.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Burgett

Amy S. Burgett, 55, of Versailles, wife of Tommy Burgett, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at her home.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Bill and Jean Anderson of Lake Suzy, Fla., formerly of Versailles. She was a former city tax and payroll clerk for the City of Versailles and was an active member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a daughter, Miranda (Kevin) Kleman, Villa Hills; two granddaughters, Makayla and Elizabeth; two sisters, Jackie (Steven) Robinson, Versailles, and Judy (Philip) Staskowski, Port Charlotte, Fla.; and a brother, Steven Anderson, Herndon, Va.

A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, June 11, at Versailles Baptist Church by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Versailles Baptist Church Building Fund.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Eaves

Joseph D. "Joey" Eaves, 54, of Versailles, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at his home.

He was the son of Harry C. Eaves Jr. of Versailles and the late Patricia Dale Eaves. He was a former employee of the OSRAM Sylvania Glass Plant with over 25 years of service and of Pilkington L&N Glass for over seven years. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, attended St. Leo School, and was a 1977 graduate of Woodford County High School. He was an avid golfer.

In addition to his father, he is survived by three children, Angie (Kelly) Moore, Lawrenceburg, Chad (Rae) Eaves, Versailles, and Jacob Eaves, Frankfort; four sisters, Colleen (Robert) Lawrence, Judy (Tony) Bobbitt, Gina (Ricky) Henderlight, and Mary Smith, all of Versailles; a brother, Brent (Ann) Eaves, Winchester; and four grandchildren, Kayla Moore, Alex Moore, Xavier Eaves, and Mila Eaves.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 8, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Fr. Danny Schwendeman. Cremation was to follow services.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Leo Catholic Church, 295 Huntertown Road, Versailles, KY 40383, or to the American Legion Post #67, 138 S. Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book online at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Jackson

Mary Margaret Jackson, 77, of Versailles, wife of James R. "Jim" Jackson Sr., died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born in Hazard, she was the daughter of the late Earl Louis Choate Collins and Margaret Baker Collins. A homemaker, she was a member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church and a former member of Versailles Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She most recently attended Southland Christian Church. She had a keen interest in history and genealogy and was a member of the Frankfort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a former 4-H leader in Woodford County.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, David A. McGohon, Versailles, Mark McGohon, Georgetown, and Robert E. McGohon, Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Nancy C. Shelman, Lexington; three stepsons, Jimmy Jackson, Versailles, Keith Jackson, Lancaster, and Kevin Jackson, Dothan, Ala.; a brother, Dr. Bill Collins, Lexington; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, June 10, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Bro. Rick Ralston. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, Shelbyville, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.halltaylorfuneralhomes.com.

 

Lyle

Sallie Martha Anderson Lyle, 84, wife of Earl M. Lyle, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Cambridge Place Nursing Home in Lexington.

Born in Elk Creek, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Tommy and Ocie Ryan Anderson. After residing in Detroit, Mich., for many years, she and her husband became residents of Versailles five years ago. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

In addition to her husband of 64 years, she is survived by three sons, the Rev. Ken (Carolyn) Lyle, David Lyle, and Paul Lyle, all of Versailles; two grandchildren, Ken (Jennifer) Lyle, San Antonio, Texas, and Jeffery (Laura) Lyle, Versailles; and seven great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Nikolas, Kayla, Hunter, Abigail, Chase, and Pierce Lyle. A son, Darrell Lee Lyle, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 8, at the Church of God of Prophecy. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kenny Lye, Jeffrey Lyle, Dan Haggard, Ken Haggard, Don Carter, and Brian Thompson. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

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