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Versailles, Ky.


 

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June 17, 2004

 

Bradshaw

Carl William Bradshaw Sr., 84, of Lexington, husband of Thelma Bradshaw, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at St. Joseph East Hospital.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late Lucien and Nanny Bradshaw. He was a retired farm manager and also worked for the Keeneland Association.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Carl William Bradshaw Jr. and Freddie Bradshaw, Lexington; three daughters, Frances Risher, Greensburg, Ind., Nellie Hatfield and Linda Adams, Lexington; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lucy Dones and Mary Elizabeth (Sis) Davis, Lexington, and Ruby Childers, Louisville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, June 14, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home by Dr. Jay Robison. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

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Farrar

Fred M. Farrar Jr., 92, Woodford Village Drive, a retired employee of Harris Electronics in New York and Versailles resident for the past several years, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born in New York, he was the son of the late Frederick M. Sr. and Catherine Copewell Farrar. He had attended Rutgers Preparatory School in New Brunswick, N.J., and the University of Wisconsin.

Survivors include a sister, Margaret F. Reid, Versailles; and a nephew, Geoffrey P. Reid, Versailles.

A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at St. John's Episcopal Church Chapel by Fr. Allen Sutherland.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Finnell

Daniel William Finnell, 58, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Donna Redden Finnell, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004.

The son of Maggie Coyle Finnell, Lexington, and the late Uriel Finnell, he was a 1964 Woodford County High School graduate. He was an employee of Lee Lake Painting in Versailles, and was a member and former deacon of the Lawrenceburg First Christian Church and a member of the Beaver Creek Masonic Lodge #335.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ryan Finnell, Lexington; a daughter, Alicia Copenhaver, Lawrenceburg; two granddaughters, Madeline Taylor Copenhaver and Maison Carlisle Copenhaver, both of Lawrenceburg; three sisters, Gay Spikes, Georgetown, Texas, Margaret Lewis, Versailles, and Clementine Robinson, Lexington; and a brother, Tommy Finnell, Shelbyville. A sister, Ann Lenney, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Wheeler. Mr. Finnell will be cremated following services.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lawrenceburg First Christian Church Building Fund, 300 South Main Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, or the American Heart Association, 333 Guthrie Street, Suite 207, Louisville, KY 40202.

 

Flynn

Kevin Lee Flynn, 45, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., husband of Michelle Flynn, died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at his residence.

Born March 27, 1959, in Lexington, he was the son of Norris "Chigger" and Gayle Flynn, Herrington Lake. He was a former member of Southland Christian Church, attended Milligan Bible College, and was employed by U.S. Airways since 1981. He was a member of the 1971 Gardenside Little League team that was the first Kentucky team to go to the Little League World Series. He had a passion for sailing.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sisters, Karen Travis, Chesapeake, Va., and Amy Aubrey, Midway; two nephews, Jeremiah Roberts and Matthew Travis, Chesapeake, Va.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins.

A memorial service was conducted Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the Harrodsburg High School, Harrodsburg, Ky.

Contributions may be made to The Carpenter's Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 87, Harrodsburg, KY 40330. Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

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Foster

Willie Holeman Foster, 86, of Elizaville, widower of Geneva Jolly Foster, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Johnson-Mathers Health Care in Carlisle.

He was a retired farmer and veteran of World War†II.

Survivors include nine children, Martha Spangler, Bean Station, Tenn., Jo Rankin, Cynthiana, Billy Foster, Versailles, Johnny Foster, Carlisle, Kathy Walton, Cynthiana, David Foster, Carlisle, Perry Foster, Wallingford, Margie Fryman, Paris, and Sandy Hamilton, Carlisle; 27 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren. A brother and two sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at Price Bros. Funeral Home by the Rev. Darrell Sexton and the Rev. Howard Livengood. Burial was in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery with full military honors.

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McDonald

Clifton "Kippy" McDonald Jr. , 54, of Fords Mill Road, husband of Linda F. McDonald, died Friday, June 11, 2004.

Born in Franklin County, he was the son of Jesse Clifton and Lucille Risk McDonald of Versailles. He was a farmer and a member of Southside Christian Church.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Kevin Scott McDonald and Brian Clifton McDonald, both of Versailles; a special granddaughter, Madelyn Grace McDonald; five sisters, Patricia Faulconer, Georgetown, Wanda Wright, Versailles, Sharon Botkins, Lawrenceburg, Linda Goodlett, Versailles, and Judy Shryock, Texas; two brothers, Gary McDonald, Versailles and Keith McDonald, Versailles, and many special nieces and nephews. A sister, Shelby Atkinson, and a brother, Ron McDonald, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at Southside Christian Church by Dr. R. Dean Cook and the Rev. Ronald Hupp. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Velber Luttrell, Berry McDonald, Adam McDonald, Wayne Wright, Bobby and John Conn. Honorary bearers were Archie Adams, C.T. McDonald, Scott Goodlett, Joel Whisman, Billy Wright and Brian Tyler.

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Rogers

William B. Rogers, 93, of Versailles, widower of Betty Utterback Rogers, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born in Madison County May 5, 1911, he was the son of the late Julian and Effie Moberly Rogers. He was a farmer, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of American Legion Post #67, VFW Post #4075, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include a son, Barry L. Rogers, Versailles; a stepson, David Utterback, South Carolina; two stepdaughters, Barbara Kinder and Cindy Snapp, both of Woodford County; a granddaughter; and three great grandchildren. A stepdaughter, Claudia Keyes, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Bro. Gilbert Sargent. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery.

 

Schilke

Alice L. Schilke, 93, of McCowans Ferry Road, formerly of Chicago, Ill., widow of Renold O. Schilke, died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at her home.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Pauline Watt Lowry. She and her husband had been owners of Schilke Music Products in Chicago, a specialty company that built quality one–of-a-kind trumpets and other musical instruments. Many of her instruments are used in major philharmonic orchestras throughout the world. She retired to Woodford County in 1990 and, along with her daughter, purchased a farm on McCowans Ferry Road.

Survivors include three children, Joan Schilke, Woodford County, Marianne Merwick, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Renold Schilke, of Wheaton, Ill.; six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at a later date at her farm on McCowans Ferry Road. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thompson

Virginia “Gin” Thompson, 79, of Frankfort, wife of Carl L. Thompson, died Saturday, June 12, 2004, in Lexington.

Born July 4, 1924, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac H. and Lida Mae Spurgeon Brown. She was a graduate of the Versailles High School and had retired from the state Department of Revenue in 1992. She was a member of Capital City Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, David L. Thompson, Berea; a sister, Margaret “Mag” Wilder, Versailles; and a granddaughter. Two sisters, Velma “Duck” Smith and Melva “Bird” Griffith, and two brothers, Blackburn Belmont Brown and Vane “Rass” Brown, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Steve Patterson, the Rev. Jon Sutphin, and the Rev. Derrell Cone. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Steven Wilder, Don Wilder, Bobby Smith, Larry Tincher, Frank Wilder, and Michael Sanson.

 

Waters

Henry R. Waters, 83, of Lexington, widower of Loretta Stull Waters, died Saturday, June 12, 2004.

Born in Pinetown, N.C., he was the son of the late Hoyt E. and Lela Boyd Waters. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a retired woodworker for Corman & Associates, Inc., and a member of Northeast Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Mark Waters, Versailles; a daughter, Judy England, Lexington; six grandchildren, Arial England, Hunter England, Elaina Waters, Suzannah Waters, Andrew Waters, and Daniel Waters; and two sisters, Isabelle Springer and Mary Sullivan, both of Washington, N.C.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Whit Criswell. Burial was in Crestlawn Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tim Craig, Jimmy Goodpaster, Stuart Goodpaster, Jeff Johnson, Elliott Logan, and Rick Powell.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or Northeast Christian Church, 990 Star Shoot Parkway, Lexington, KY 40509.

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