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June 15, 2006



   Laura Jane “Loure” Brown Akins, 55, of Lawrenceburg, wife of William “Bill” Akins, Jr., died Monday, June 12, 2006, at her residence.

Born July 6, 1950, in Lexington, she was the daughter of Louise Coy Brown of Versailles and the late Marion Roy Brown Sr. She was a former mailroom clerk with Unisys Corporation in Frankfort, and enjoyed fishing, bowling and yard sales.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Patricia Lovings, Richmond; four sons, Sonny Brinegar, Scott Akins, and Chris Akins, all of Lawrenceburg, and Jason Akins, Virginia; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Marie Cox, Stamping Ground, Linda Popp, Versailles, and Jean Becknell, Salvisa; and a brother, Logan Brown, Lawrenceburg. A grandson, Dakota Lee Brinegar; a sister, Joann Brown Larison Walters; and a brother, Marion Roy “Shorty” Brown Jr., are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, June 15, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Sand Spring Cemetery.



   Frankie Bush, 68, of 810 Tyrone Pike, husband of Martha H. Bush, died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at his home.

The son of the late George Sr. and Roberta Patton Bush of Floyd County, he was a retired employee of Kuhlman Electric and had been a volunteer for the Salvation Army.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Thomas Richard Bush, Anderson County, and Christopher L. Bush, Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, George Bush Jr., Prestonsburg; two grandchildren, Jason Bush, Frankfort, and Megan Bush Bailey, Anderson County; and three great-grandchildren. A son, Damon Bush, and two brothers, Henry Slusher and Joe Slusher, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, June 5, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Jones. Interment with military honors was at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Paul Bailey II, Thomas Bush, Christopher Bush, Jason Bush, and Willie Wilson.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.



   Avis Strange Dempsey, 100, of Newport News, Va., widow of the Rev. D.S. Dempsey, died Sunday, June 11, 2006.

Born April 30, 1906, in Clover Bottom, she was the daughter of Iva Prather Strange and Charles Strange. She attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, and shared pastorates with her husband at Hertford, N.C., Leaksville-Spray (now Eden), N.C., Portsmouth, Va., and Lowesville, Va. She was active in the work with young people and with the women’s groups in all of those churches. She was also active in the Woman’s Missionary Union, serving as superintendent of the Piedmont Association in Virginia for 15 years.    She was a teacher in the public schools of Kentucky and Virginia, and taught Sunday school classes for a total of 72 years. She and her husband retired from active ministry in 1961, but she continued to teach Sunday school at the First Baptist Church of Monroe, Va. She was a member of the Country Lane Garden Club of Monroe, Va., and worked as a volunteer at the Baptist Center in Lynchburg, Va.

Survivors include a son, Charles N. Dempsey, Louisa, Va.; two sisters, Cordelia Strange and Jane Hess, Newport News, Va.; three grandchildren, Angie Brannock, Donna Dempsey, and Laura Sechler, Charlottesville, Va.; six great-grandchildren, Tom, Morgan, and Becca Brannock, Andrew Dempsey, and Ellie and Katie Sechler, Charlottesville, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 14, at Central Baptist Church in Lowesville, Va. Driskill Funeral Chapel in Amherst, Va., was in charge of arrangements.



   Floyd Logan, 87, of Frankfort, formerly of Versailles, widower of Lillian Kerrick Logan, died Monday, June 12, 2006, at Bradford Square Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 21, 1918, in Stanton, he was the son of the late Albert and Harriet McCall Logan. He was a farmer and was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Lathrem, Ft. Myers, Fla.; and a brother, William Logan, Frankfort.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, June 15, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Wallace Kent. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from noon until time for the services today at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Crestwood Baptist Church, 1006 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201.

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   Robert Darrough Reynolds, 82, of Frankfort, died Monday, June 12, 2006, at his residence.

A native of Lincoln, Neb., he was the son of the late Walter George and Marie Elizabeth Geinger Reynolds. He was a retired iron worker for Local #8 in Milwaukee, Wis., a World War II Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor. He was a member of American Legion Post #7.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Goodrich, Frankfort; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A brother, Dale Adam Reynolds, is deceased.

Private graveside services will be conducted at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville by Hospice Chaplain Jay Fulton. American Legion Post #7 will present colors at the graveside. LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.



   Richard Allen “Dicky” Snapp, 22, of 127 Pandy Street, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Born March 31, 1984, in Versailles, he was a 2002 graduate of Woodford County High School. He enjoyed swimming, fishing, exploring and being with his family and friends.

Survivors include his parents, Cindy and Roy “Dicky” Snapp, Versailles; a brother, Chad Snapp, Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Carrie Snapp and Hope Hulette, both of Versailles; three uncles, Frank Snapp, Versailles, David Utterback, South Carolina, and Raymond Rogers, Versailles; two aunts, Barbara Kinder, Versailles, and Mary Ann Bentley, Lawrenceburg; and several cousins, Kayla and Kyle Snapp, Danielle Bentley, Christy Chilton, Rhonda Tribble, Johnny Kinder, Ginger Bogie, Adam Keys, Kenneth “Chip” Rogers, Michael Kasten, John Marcus Rogers, Zach Rogers, and Angela Rogers. His grandparents, Roy and Reva Snapp, John David Utterback and Betty Rogers; and two aunts, Carolyn Freeman and Claudia Keys, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 14, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Estill Everman. Interment was at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Chad Snapp, Lee Varner, Zack Rogers, Ryan Thomas, Justin Tipton, Chris Harris, Matt Parks, Tyler Gillium, Steven Turner, Nathan “Coop” Cooper, and Austin Adams. Honorary bearers were his close friends.   

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   Larry Ray Wethington, 59, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, husband of Nancy Wethington, died Monday June 12, 2006, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Dec. 29, 1946, in Casey County, he was the son of Rose Vivian of Lawrenceburg and the late Otha Wethington. He worked at Kuhlman Electric in Versailles.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three daughters, Sharon Tackett, Versailles, Heather Wethington, Frankfort, and Erika Goforth, Harrodsburg; a stepdaughter, Patricia Creech, Illinois; two sisters, Rose Lee Roe and Verna Murphy, both of Lawrenceburg; four brothers, Steve Wethington, Princeton, Otha Wethington, Midway, Robert Wethington, Lexington, and Darrell Wethington, Versailles; his stepfather, Buford Vivian, Lawrenceburg; and eight grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 14, at the Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Carl Jones. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Steve, Otha, Robert, and Darrell Wethington, Ansil Roe, and Floyd Campbell.

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