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June 16, 2005

 

 

 

  Biddle

  Bobby Clay Biddle, 69, of Midway, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at the VA Hospital, Cooper Drive, Lexington.

Born Dec. 8, 1935, in Fayette County, he was the son of the late J.C. and Stella Logan Biddle. He was an Air Force veteran and retired from IBM.

Survivors include two daughters, Terri Noble, North Middleton, and Tammi Acree, Manchester, Tenn.; two sons, Stephen Biddle, Paris, and Brad Biddle, North Middleton; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A sister, Doris Cooke, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 15, at Clark Funeral Home, Frankfort Road by David Yeiser. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Billy George, Rocky Moore, Albert Wells Jr., Terry Noble, Jimmy Acree, and Joe Sames. Honorary bearers were Jan Burris, Chuck Robbins, Nick Robbins, and Johnny Cannon.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Visit www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Collins

  David Weir Collins, 83, of Frankfort, husband of Jane Moore Collins, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Harry M. Collins and Ruth Hundley Collins. He was a graduate of Augusta Military Academy in Staunton, Va., and the University of Kentucky, where he was a Phi Delta Theta. He served in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant in command of a weapons platoon and participated in the D-Day invasion, the liberation of Paris, and the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest. He was awarded a Purple Heart and three Bronze Stars. He was a farmer, horse breeder and trainer, an equestrian, polo player, hunter, fisherman, captain, and was a recognized marksman with shotgun, pistol and rifle.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Harry M. "Dick" Collins II, Lexington; two daughters, Jane Collins Pappas, Lexington, and Ruth Collins Cogar, Richmond, Va.; seven grandchildren, Jane Hundley Romaine, Anne Mason Romaine, Douglas Randolph Romaine, Emmy Gambet Moore, and Elizabeth LeCarpentier Gambet, all of Lexington; and Margaret Collins Cogar and William Randolph Cogar Jr., Richmond, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Jackson, Will, and Clay Moore, Lexington. A son, David Weir Collins Jr., is deceased. Services and burial were be private. The W.R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Flora

  Cecil Flora, 90, of 110 Ryley Court, widower of Mary Clay Johnson Flora, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born July 18, 1914, he was the son of the late Joe and Katie Shoemaker Flora. He was an active farmer in Woodford County, and was a lifelong member of the Mt. Edwin United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Wayne Flora, Lexington; four daughters, Eva Wise, Frankfort, Jean Flora, Versailles, Joan Bryan, Louisville, and Lynn Flora, Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Walter Flora, Ohio; four sisters, Hilda Lawson, Lexington, Tina Sanders, Cynthiana, Evelyn Schafer, Ohio, and Stella Cooper, Versailles; and six grandchildren. A grandson, David Keith Brock; two sisters, Elizabeth Weber and Rosie Armstrong; and five brothers, Ansel Lee Flora, Tommy Flora, Clarence Hall, and Luther Hall, and Joe Mason Flora, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 15, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Jones. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Dave Farney, Sean Bryan, Corey Bryan, Shane Wise, David Sutherland, and Henry Fannin.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Haynes

  Dorothy Million Haynes, 91 of Elkchester Pike, wife of William Eugene Haynes, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, on her 91st birthday.

The daughter of the late Earnest and Ethel Million, she was a member of South Elkhorn Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Ethel Maude Bearer, Versailles, Linda Taulbee, Lexington, and Dorothy McIntyre, Versailles; two sons, Harvey Haynes, Lexington, and Stanley Haynes, Fort Myers, Fla.; three sisters, Blanch Merriman, Helen Brooks, and Beulah Kelly; three brothers, Bill Million, Harold Million, and Douglas Million; 16 grandchildren, Tony, Tammy, Stan, Melinda, Ricky, Clint, Renee, Shawn, Yvette, Missy, Erika, Jason, Shane, Brittany, Brittany, and Hannah; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A son, William Eugene Haynes Jr.; three grandchildren, William Eugene Haynes III, Len Haynes, and Robbie Haynes; and three sisters, Elizabeth Gilkison, Naomi Haynes, and Nannie Wise, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, June 16, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Wesley Noss and the Rev. Jessie Baldridge. Casket bearers will be Lones Taulbee, Clair Bearer, Bryan McIntyre, Tony Haynes, Ricky Vaught, Shane Rousey, Jason Haynes, and Jimmie Haynes. Honorary bearers will be Harvey Haynes, Stanley Haynes, Clint Vaught, Christopher Vaught, Brandon True, Bradley True, Ronnie Rue, Will Harper, Don Clark, Kenny Hacker, and Jason Smithers.

Contributions may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

Huddleston

  Joyce Sparrow Huddleston, 72, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Billy G. Huddleston, died Thursday, June 9, 2005.

The daughter of the late Zelda Springate and Clarence Sparrow, she was a secretary for the Kentucky Department of Finance, a funeral director and owner of the former Huddleston Funeral Home.

Survivors include a daughter, Adelia "Deedi" Parman, Louisville; and a son, James Lynn Huddleston, Versailles. A daughter, Billie Carol Huddleston; a sister, Wyna Fields; and a brother, Maurice Sparrow, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 11, at the First Baptist Church. The Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Hyatt

  Mary Catherine Hyatt, 78, of Lexington, wife of Guy Hyatt, died Friday, June 10, 2005, of complications from Parkinson's Disease.

Born in Lawrenceburg, she was the daughter of the late Mary Jane and Joseph Allen (Allie) Hume. She was retired from the state government and a member of Gardenside Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Janet Hyatt, Lexington; a son, Larry Hyatt, Midway; two grandsons, Lt. Brad Hyatt and Brian Hyatt; a brother, James Gilbert Hume, Lawrenceburg; and a sister, Ethel Frances Edmonds, Huntington, W.Va. A great-grandson, Jackson Guy Hyatt, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, June 13, at W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by the Rev. Joe Bob Grider. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Morrow

  Patricia Lynn Morrow, 55, of Frankfort, died Monday, June 6, 2005, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born Nov. 20, 1949, in Sacramento, Calif., she was the daughter of Mena Meeks, California, and the late Pat Harvey. She was a graduate of Kentucky State University and was a registered nurse at Carroll County Hospital and Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Melinda Lynn Morrow, Frankfort; three sons, Donald James Sutcliffe III and Damian Jason Sutcliffe, both of Frankfort, and Christopher Edward Morrow, California; a sister, Carol Tolkash, California; two brothers, Glen Meeks and Steven Meeks, both of California; and seven grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, June 13, 2005, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Charles “Bones” Weber, Tommy Woodside, Freddie Morrow, Chris Doolin, C.L. Watts, and Bryan Johnson.

Visit www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Neal

  Donald L. “Donnie” Neal, 58, of 348 Princess Circle, husband of Norma Barlow Neal, died Friday, June 10, 2005.

Born in Clark County, he was the son of James Edward and Mary Ellen Crawley Neal of Salvisa. He was retired from OSRAM Sylvania with 32 years of service.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Donna Robinson, Versailles; two sons, Donald L. Neal Jr., Harrodsburg, and Christopher Neal, Versailles; four sisters, Joyce Bast, Salvisa, Patsy Scholtz, Danville, Sandra Terhune, McAfee, and Janie Stratton, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Joe Neal, Salvisa; and nine grandchildren. Two brothers, Tommy Glen Neal and Luther “Dinky” Neal, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, June 13, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Donald Dennis. Interment was at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Christopher Neal, Donna Robinson, Tony Bast, Buddy Terhune, Ben Stratton, Randy Scholtz, and Marvin Barlow.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or to Gideons International.

 

 Osborne

  Martha Louise Smith Osborne, 89, of Lexington, widow of John Thweatt Osborne, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at Lexington Country Place.

Born in Knoxville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John LaFayette and Myra Naomi Kinzel Smith. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and had received her B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee.

Survivors include two daughters, Myra Jean Osborne Heintz, Knoxville, Tenn., and Carolyn Kinzel Osborne Short, Versailles; three grandchildren, Cheryl Heintz Blevins, Lawrenceville, Ga., Kenneth Gene Heintz, Knoxville, Tenn., and Erin Short, Versailles. A brother, Edward Worth Smith of Knoxville, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 11, in the chapel at the Highlands Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, by the Rev. Sandy Stone. The W. R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Perry

  Margie Kathryn Camic Perry, 83, of Frankfort, widow of Raymond Eldred Perry, died Monday, June 6, 2005, at the Masonic Home in Shelbyville.

A native of Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Clay D. and Pearl Stratton Camic. She was retired from Texas Instruments in Versailles after 15 years of service. She was a member of the Pigeon Fork Baptist Church and the Irma Franks Sunday school class.

Survivors include a daughter, Reda Stucker, Frankfort; two sons, Carroll Ray Perry, Anderson County, and Gerald Douglas Perry, Waddy; two sisters, Susie Cox, Anderson County, and Ruby Robinson, Louisville; two brothers, Clifton Camic, Anderson County, and J.C. Camic, Louisville; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A son, Dennis Eugene Perry; three sisters, Mae Belle Hungate, Goldie Beasley, and Pauline Kirby; and a brother, Roy D. Camic, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, June 10, at the Gash Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Jesse Baxter. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

 

Ray

  William Weldon Ray, 89, of Lebanon, husband of Antonella Ray, died Sunday, June 12, 2005.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael Ray, Owensboro, and Doug Ray, Lebanon; three daughters, Mary Frances Cecil, Versailles, Sharon Smith, and Judy Bradshaw, Lebanon; 15 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was conducted Tuesday, June 14, at the St. Augustine Catholic Church. Bosley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Guestbook at Legacy.com.

 

Robinson

  Anne Curry Robinson, 90, of Versailles, widow of Ernest Robinson, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born March 11, 1915, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Eli and Susie Goodrich Curry. She was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church and retired from Texas Instruments.

Survivors include a son, Doug Robinson, Versailles; a sister, Etta Johnson, Washington; a brother, Eli Curry Jr., Versailles; and two grandchildren, Kyle Conn, Lexington, and Donita Robinson, North Carolina. A son, Don Robinson, and grandson, Troy Robinson, are deceased.

No services are planned.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, in charge of arrangements.

Visit www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Triplett

  Maurine N. Triplett, 77, of Corbin, wife of William Ernest Triplett, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005.

The daughter of the late Walter Nicholson and Ethel Owens Nicholson, she was co-owner of Triplett's Hardware Store and U Store It. She was retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Employment Services, a graduate of Corbin High School and Cumberland College, had attended graduate school at Eastern Kentucky University, and was a member of 17th St. Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Barbara Russell, Sacramento, Calif.; a son, David Bruce Triplett, Versailles; two stepchildren, Justin Stewart and Crystal Ryan; and two great-grandchildren. A brother, Jack O' Neal Nicholson; a son, Terry Chris Triplett; and an infant daughter, Patricia Ann Triplett, are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, June 9, at O'Neil Funeral Home, Corbin.

Condolences may be sent to www.oneilfh.com.

 

Wells

  Mary E. Wells, 84, of Wilmington, Ohio, widow of Kenneth Boehmer and Donald Wells Sr., died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Wilmington Nursing and Rehabilitation Residence.

Born Dec. 5, 1920, in Lewisburg, Ohio, she was the daughter of Jonas and Emma Lock Heck. She was a member of the American Legion Post 49, a former Clinton Memorial Hospital volunteer, and served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. She was a graduate of Union High School in Lewisburg, Ohio.

Survivors include three sons, Larry Boehmer, New Lebanon, Ohio, Donald Wells, Wilmington, Ohio, and Ronald Wells, Versailles; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Three brothers and a sister are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, June 15, at Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Ohio. The Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, Wilmington, Ohio, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 49, 140 E. Locust Street, Wilmington, OH 45177.

Visit www.smithandsonfuneralhomes.com.

 

 Williams

  Charles J. Williams, 69, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Lexington and Versailles, husband of Suzann Williams, died Sunday, May 22, 2005 of complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He attended the University of Kentucky and received a bachelor of science degree from the College of Notre Dame. After employment with the Kentucky Department of Highways, he had a long and distinguished civilian career with the Department of the Navy. He retired as the chief real estate appraiser for the Navy, stationed in Washington D.C. In 1975, while serving in Guam as the regional real estate specialist for the Navy, he was recognized for his leading role in the establishment of resettlement camps for Indochina refugees.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Frank Willey, Versailles; two nieces and two nephews; and numerous cousins in central Kentucky area.

A memorial Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, June 17, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Versailles. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Lexington.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy and memorial gifts be made to the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Building Fund, 7380 Murrell Road, Suite 104, Viera, FL 32940.

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