The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


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June 15, 2000 issue

Henry M. Carl

Henry Martin Carl Jr., 83, a Kentucky Utilities Co. employee for 36 years and district manager for 26 years before his retirement in December 1981, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, on his farm in Woodford County. He was the husband of Helen Carl.

Mr. Carl, in addition to managing the KU district office here, was a civic leader, actively engaged in a number of service organizations and in community planning.

He was a former president of the Versailles-Woodford County Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the All-Kentucky City Program; was involved with the Versailles Chapter of the American Red Cross for 47 years; was long associated with the Woodford County Fair Board; had been a 4-H summer camp counselor and the 4-H Council's treasurer; had served as a member of the Civil Defense Advisory Committee and a member of the Sportsman's Club; was a 33-year member of the Versailles Rotary Club; and was a member of the Oleika Shrine Temple in Lexington and a life member of its Marching Patrol. He also served five years on the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission.

He was a lifelong member of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Woodford County, where he had been a deacon, trustee and treasurer, and was a past master of the Masonic Lodge of Versailles.

Mr. Carl was born in Woodford County, the son of the late Henry Martin and Fannie Dalton Carl. He grew up on a farm on Payne's Mill Road and attended Mt. Vernon Elementary School and graduated from Versailles High School.

He served in the U. S. Army during World War II from March 1942 to October 1945, and spent one year, 11 months and 11 days in Europe. As a corporal in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, his glider landed behind enemy lines in the D-Day invasion. He was captured and spent five months in a German prison camp near Kustrin, Poland, before being liberated by advancing Russian troops in January 1945. He was moved to Odessa, Russia, where he boarded a British ship bound for Naples, Italy. He reached the U. S. just before V-E Day, May 8.

Following his release from the Army, Mr. Carl was employed by Kentucky Utilities as part of a service crew, was promoted to foreman in 1955 and soon to manager, serving first in Wilmore and, beginning in 1959, in Versailles, where he completed his career. A feature article on Mr. Carl in The Woodford Sun upon his retirement contained this anecdote: "Perhaps the highest compliment to Carl's service as KU's manager was paid by a Woodford Countian caught in the infamous New York City blackout some years ago. 'If we were back home, we could call Henry,' he lamented."

Besides his wife, Mr. Carl is survived by two sons, Henry David Carl, Versailles, and Harry Hall Carl, Lakeland, Fla.; two sisters, Alma Nave and Elsie Bell, both of Lexington; and two stepgrandsons, Matthew and Michael Flick. Three brothers, Ernest, Charles, and Parker Carl, and two sisters, Myrtle Carl and Elizabeth Ford, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Mount Vernon Baptist Church by the Rev. Jerry Montgomery. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ernest Carl Jr., Winston Carl, Jerry Carl, Loren Carl, Clint Collins, Ross Collins, and Michael Cain. Honorary bearers were Fred Faust, Steve Schenck, Greg Carl, John Cain, Chuck Clem, Kevin Clem, Brad Clem, Eddy Litteral, Dinzle Centers, Billy Cheek, Edwin Ford, and Ernie Bowman.

The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.



Samuel C. Hatton

Samuel C. Hatton, 83, former pastor of the Glen's Creek Baptist Church in Woodford County, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Shelbyville. He was the widower of Mildred Nicholason Hatton.

A native of Richmond, he was the son of the late Samuel and Delina Hatton.

He was the retired minister of the Allansville Baptist Church, Clark County, and was also retired from the General Telephone Co. He was a member of Spears Mill Baptist Church, Bourbon County, was formerly associated with the Ephesus Baptist Church, Clark County, and was a Mason.

Survivors include two sons, Walker Hatton, Vincennes, Ind., and James Hatton, Lexington; a daughter, Charlotte Downing, Paris; seven grandchildren, Jimmi Kolpek, Lexington; Anna Frances Howard and Naomi Norris, both of Paris; George Samuel King, Morehead; Paul King, Georgetown; and Amy Hatton and Walker Hatton II, both of Vincennes; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at Scobee Funeral Home, Winchester, by the Rev. Jesse Baxter. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Fred Burchett, Hanes Brumback, John McClain, Roy Brookshire, and Earl Crowe. Honorary bearers were the deacons of Spears Mill Baptist Church and Lucian Hunter. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Old Masons Home, P.O. Box 909, Shelbyville 40066 or the Boones Creek Baptist Church, 1306 Trapp-Goff's Corner Rd., Winchester 40391.



Ruth W. Hawkins

Ruth Watts King Hawkins, 61, of Frankfort, wife of Billy Hawkins Sr., died Monday, June 12, 2000, at her residence after a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late William and Blanche Hall King. She was employed by Ed-U-Care Day Care Center and was a member of the Truth Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Tony Allen Wash, Frankfort; two stepsons, Billy Hawkins Jr. and Robert Hawkins, both of Frankfort; a daughter, Victoria Lynn Wash Bryant, Versailles; a stepdaughter, Anita Cartwright, Rochester, Minn.; a sister, Billie Jean Goodrich, Versailles, and eight grandchildren. Two sons, William Keith Wash and Daniel Martin Wash, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, Frankfort. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County.



Mary C. Perkins

Mary Carter Perkins, Frankfort, widow of G. Scott Perkins, died Friday, June 9, 2000.

She is survived by a son, Larry S. Perkins, Lexington; a sister, Elizabeth Adkinson, Frankfort; a brother, Keith T. Carter, Louisville; three granddaughters, Trish Greathouse and Mary Kay, both of Versailles, and Leigh Ann Perkins, Louisville; a grandson, John M. Perkins III, Frankfort; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, June 12, in the Frankfort Cemetery. The Rogers Funeral Home, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.



Bill G. Reece

Bill Griffee Reece, 73, of Versailles, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at the VA Medical Center, Lexington.

He was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Andy and Elizabeth Mayes Griffee.

Mr. Reece was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by two children, Velda Watts and Edward Reece, both of Frankfort; a brother, Paul Griffee, Richmond; the mother of his children, Roberta Reece, Frankfort; and two grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Watts and Aaron Timothy Watts.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Lakes Funeral Home, McKee, by the Rev. Carl Gilbert. Burial was in New Zion Cemetery.



Betty J. Rogers

Betty Jane Utterback Rogers, 72, of Woodford County, wife of William B. Rogers, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at the University of Kentucky A. B. Chandler Medical Center, Lexington.

She was a native of Fayette County and was an employee of Terry's 5 &10, Versailles, for 15 years.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Barbara Kinder and Cindy Snapp, both of Versailles; a son, David R. Utterback, Noblesville, Ind.; 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lexington. Casket bearers were Johnny Kinder, Chip Rogers, Adam Keys, Richard Snapp, and Chad Snapp.



Katherine S. Sallee

Katherine S. Sallee, 69, of Lexington, a retired insurance agent, died Sunday, June 11, 2000 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She was the wife of Billy Sallee.

She was born in Lincoln County, the daughter of the late Robert Pietts and Sallie Chesnut Sampson. She was a member of Gardenside Baptist Church, Eastern Star, and Bluegrass Insurance Women's Club. She was an employee of H & R Block for 10 years, a certified professional insurance woman, a graduate of Rose Hill High School, and attended Centre College on a scholastic scholarship.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Susan S. Gillespie and Kathy J. Sallee, both of Lexington; five sisters; Pauline Holloway, Ohio; Eileen Lester and Dorotha Lawson, both of Harrodsburg; Ann Baugh, Versailles, and Elaine Clark, Bellevue; three brothers, Robert Sampson Jr., William McQueen, and Lynn McQueen, all of Ohio; three grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington, by the Rev. James E. Heard. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund, 326 Southland Dr., Lexington 40503, or the American Cancer Society, 160 Moore Dr., Lexington 40503.




Edward F. Simms

Edward Forest Simms, 86, of 810 Tyrone Pike, Versailles, husband of Pauline Perry Simms, died Thursday, June 10, at Samaritan Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Oldham County, he was a son of the late Richard and Della Feeback Simms. He was a former Kentucky Highway Department employee and was a member of the Clover Bottom Baptist Church, Woodford County.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Peggy Young, Versailles; Dorothy Jenkins and Linda Lowery, both of Nicholasville; three stepchildren, Barbara Pacey, Versailles; Ron Goodlett, Nicholasville, and Paul Goodlett, Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Ruby Buggs, Perryville, and Catherine Harding, Florida; three brothers, John Simms, California; Joe Simms, Florida, and Frank Simms, Mt. Washington; 15 grandchildren, and 12 grandchildren. His first wife, Hallie Preston Simms, and a son, Edward F. Simms Jr., are deceased.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville. Casket bearers were Jackie Allen Young, Bruce Scott, Kenneth Scott, Bryan Barnes, Shawn, Goodlett and Danny Richardson.