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June 19, 2003



Blanche Roberta Clark Jacobs Cross, 74, of Lawrenceburg, wife of Richard Dean Cross, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at her home.

A native of Mercer County, she was daughter of the late Meff and Bertie Jones Clark. She was a homemaker and attended the Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Mark Jacobs, Wheaton, Ill., and Richard Jacobs, Addison, Ill.; two brothers, Meff Clark, Frankfort, and Charles Clark, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Nellie Clark Van Meter, Versailles; and four grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, June 13, 2003, at Gash Memorial Chapel by Dr. Greg Burton. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.



Dennie G. Dotson, 63, of 6017 Riva Ridge Road, husband of Ruth Courtney Dotson, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he the son of the late Charlie and Eliza Bowling Dotson. He was a member of the Huntertown Church of the Nazarene, Versailles, and was a retired Kuhlman Electric Company employee and farmer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Connie Toles, Versailles, and Annette Rodolosi of Waterford, Mich.; a son, Larry Wayne Dotson, Millville; a sister, Ora Mae Geers, Lexington; two brothers, Wallace Dotson, Lawrenceburg, and Stanley Richardson, Lexington; and five grandchildren, Cesily Toles, Ashley Toles, Sydney Mitchell, Corey Mitchell, and Leah Rodolosi. Three sisters, Easter Lewis, Ethel Rumley, Edna Parrott, and five brothers, Raymond Dotson, John Dotson, James Dotson, Buck Dotson, and Bethel Dotson, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, June 19, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Maynard. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Wayne Courtney, Jim Crawford, Everett Courtney, Brent Courtney, Frankie Maples, and Donnie Maples.



Anna Pauline Leach, 76, of Frankfort, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Ethel Ellis Quire. She was a maintenance supervisor for the Kentucky Finance Cabinet, Department of Information, and attended the Baptist church.

Survivors include a son, Charles Leach, Weaver, Ala.; a daughter, Louava Disponett, Midway; two brothers, Edward B. Quire, Frankfort, and James K. Quire, Okinawa; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at the Frankfort Cemetery by the Rev. Herman Bowers. Harrod Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Dion "Donny" Polk, 56, of Carmel, Ind., husband of Teresa "Terri" Jablonski-Polk, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003.

Born Dec. 22, 1946, in Lexington, he was formerly employed by Carmel Clay Schools as a custodian for 10 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mary Mitchell, Lexington; sons Derrell Polk, Dallas, Texas, Ron Weathers, Versailles, also Demone Polk and Shannon Polk, Carmel; daughters Chrissy Polk and Casey Jablonski, Carmel; brothers, Byron Mitchell, Lexington, DeWayne Mitchell, Atlanta, Ga; sisters, Gloria Bryant, Dayton, Ohio, and Anna Davis, Knoxville, Tenn; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, June 14, 2003, at at the Horizon Christian Fellowship, Indianapolis, Ind., of which he was a member.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Express Financial Advisor Educational Fund, 9200 Keystone Crossing, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46240-2167.

The Leppert & Hensley Smith Carmel Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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 Anthony Scott Scrivner, 38, of Lexington, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Born in Winchester, he was a framing contractor and a member of Winburn Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Peggy and James Herald, Lexington, and Thomas and Barbara Scrivner, Winchester; a son, Jacob Scott Scrivner, Paris; a sister, Sonya Lee Patterson, Lexington; two stepbrothers, Wes Herald, Lexington, and Tim Herald, Booneville; maternal grandmother, Mary Bradley, Frankfort; three aunts, Karen Pittman, Versailles, Linda Anes, Winchester, and Joy Shelley, Winchester; a special niece, Jessica Bradburn, Lexington; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were conducted Friday, June 13, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street by the Rev. Don Frye. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Wes Herald, Tim Herald, Rob Frazier, Jerry Williams, Adam Haggard and Greg Columbia. Honorary bearers were Darryl Brockman, Jimmy Bradburn, Martin Berryman, Mike Brown Jr. and Jimmy Brown.

Memorials are suggested to the Trixie Foundation, P.O. Box One, Webbville, KY 41180, the American Lung Association, 1636 Nicholasville Road, Suite 1, Lexington, KY 40503, or the American Heart Association, 2201 Regency Road, Suite 401, Lexington, KY 40503.

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Donna Jean Southworth, 56, of Lexington, wife of Harlan Price Southworth, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at her residence.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Ruby Ballard. She was a 20 year employee of Holiday Inn North and a member of Gardenside Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, David Scott Southworth, Lexington; a daughter, Stacie Rena Parr, Elizabethtown; two brothers, Strother Parks Lawson, Lexington, and Stanley Johnson, Versailles; three sisters, Sharon Skeens, Versailles, Vickie Sweet, Falmouth, and Patricia Kanatzer, Nicholasville; and five grandsons, Brandon Scott Southworth, Tyler Blake Southworth, Steven Webster Southworth, Jared Ray Parr and Joshua Chase Southworth.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Harlan Southworth, David Southworth, David Hearn, Kim Parr, Chris Lawson and Brandon Southworth. Honorary bearers were Parky Lawson and Larry Skeens.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

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