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June 19, 2008

 

Brandenburg

Clay C. Brandenburg, 84, of Versailles, husband of Dot Leedy Brandenburg, died Friday, June 13, 2008, at his residence.

Born in Richmond, he was the son of the late Edgar and Molly Powell Brandenburg. He was a graduate of Model High School, the University of Kentucky, and the Louisville College of Pharmacy. He and his wife acquired and owned the former Duncan Drug Store in downtown Versailles, which closed in 1973. He retired as a relief pharmacist in the Central Kentucky area. A Versailles resident since 1946, he was an avid U.K. fan, especially fond of UK football, and among other interests, had coached Little League, pony league, and was a founder and president of the Scholarship Bowl in the 1950s. His other interests included hunting and fishing, golf and gardening.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cathy Noel, of Versailles; a son Bob (Jill) Brandenburg, Florida; five grandchildren, Allison Clay Noel and Trae Noel, both of Versailles, Billy Higgins, Texas, Robbie Higgins, California, and Lori Abruzzo, Florida; and three great-grandchildren, Abby Noel, Kaden Clay Noel, and Patrick Abruzzo. A brother, Edgar P. Brandenburg Jr., is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 17, at the First Christian Church by the Rev. Marcus Lynn and Dr. John Weaver. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Biff Baker, Rick Nutter, Jim Buedel, John Thompson, John Semones, Paul Noel Jr., and Bobby Foley. Honorary bearers were Ber Rasnick, Charlie Reed, Clyde Shotwell, Kenton Cable, Howard Montague, and Stan Rich. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, the Hope Center, or the First Christian Church Building Fund.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Carl

Iva Jean Barnes Carl, 74, of Lexington, wife of William E. Carl, died Saturday, June 14, 2008.

The daughter of the late Clina and Dora Cash Barnes, she was a graduate of Campbellsville University and Georgetown College. After graduating, she taught at Linlee Elementary School. She was a longtime Sunday school teacher at Broadway Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Pamela (Brent) Durham, Gina (Kent) Laufenburger, and Susan (Greg) Fishman; nine grandchildren, Josiah, Lucia, Isaac, and Trinity Durham; Lisa and Grant Laufenburger; and Makayla, Joshua, and Chad Fishman; two sisters: Gladys (Sidney) Hisel, and Evalena (Donald) Vance. A brother, Paul Barnes, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 18, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

 

Forester

James H. "Coby" Forester, 97, of Frankfort, widower of Lillian Louise Forester, died Thursday, June 12, 2008.

Born Oct. 23, 1910, in Harlan, he was the son of the late James Sheridan Forester and Mary Minerva Smith Forester. He was chief of police in Harlan during the 1950s. In the 1960s, his family moved to Lexington, where he began working for the Kentucky Department of Revenue until his retirement. Soon after retirement, he and his wife moved to Frankfort.

Survivors include a son, James Sheridan Forester; three grandchildren, Leslie (Steve) Stigers, Jamie (Christina) Forester, and Andy Forester; and three great-grandchildren, Chase Forester, Ethan Stigers, and Callie Forester. Two brothers, Edgar Forester and Ralph Waldo Forester, and four sisters, Elma Louise Forester, Nancy Helen Forester, Susan Elizabeth Spillman, and Mary Evelyn "Babe" Dickenson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, June 16, at Rest Haven Cemetery, Harlan, by the Rev. Chuck Ellestad. Harrod Brothers Funeral Home LLC was in charge of arrangements.

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

Guest book at www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com.

 

Hallahan

Mary Perla Rose Hallahan, 50, of Versailles, mother of Elissa Hallihan, died Friday, June 13, 2008.

She was most recently employed by IBM as a computer system analyst.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her parents, Ronald and Della Rose, Versailles; her grandmother, Elizabeth LaFoe, Versailles; a sister, Nell Martinez-Strizelka, Florida; two nephews, Daniel and Jacob Martinez; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Her paternal grandparents, Wilson and Perla Rose, and her maternal grandparents Allen B. "Beck" Sr., and Mary Lafoe, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, June 16, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Gene Benton. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Tyree, Chip Lafoe, Buddy Carmickle, Roy Vice, Bobby Lawrence, Mike Ward, and Tony Lafoe.

Donations may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.

Guest book at www.BlckburnandWard.com.

 

Hartley

John Dennie "Jack" Hartley, 82, of Lexington, husband of Betty Tillett Hartley, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at his residence.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Dennie and Anna Gray Hartley. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He was a retired maintenance engineer and member of Southern Acres Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Edith Edens, Sarasota, Fla.; a son, Cooper Hartley (Mary), Lexington; three grandchildren, Emily Hartley, New York, N.Y., Matthew Hartley, Charlotte, N.C., and Stuart Hartley, Nashville, Tenn.; four stepchildren, Teresa Stewart, Oklahoma City, Okla., Stephen Spaulding, Rochester, N.Y., Julie Farris, Corona, Calif., and Lisa Waddy, Portsmouth, Va.; and seven step-grandchildren, Sarah, Stephanie, and Zachary Stewart, Oklahoma, Kerri Hughes, Walter and Austin Farris, California, and Klinton and Korey Waddy, Virginia.

Services were conducted Monday, June 16, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Wally Rendel. Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Woodford County. Casket bearers were Matthew Hartley, Stuart Hartley, Gerald McGuffey, Stephen Spaulding, Virgil Tillett, and Roy Webster.

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

 

Hubert

Dorothy E. Hubert, 86, died Monday, June 9, 2008.

Born May 16, 1922, in Concord, N.H., she was the daughter of the late George E. and Beatrice Fett Putnam Sr.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Matthews (Creighton) and Cynthia Lilau; a son, Charles Cheeseman (Carlotta); six grandsons, Creighton Jr., Kelly, and Christopher Matthews, Taylor, Zachary, and Wyatt Cheeseman; a granddaughter, Melissa Velazquez; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Heather Velazquez. A daughter, Diane Torra, is deceased.

Memorial services will be planned at a later date. Care Cremation Service, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1065 Dove Run Road, Suite 2, Lexington, KY 40502.

 

Huff

Faith Lauren Huff, 7 months, daughter of Charity Huff of Frankfort, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sisters, Zoey Renea Russell and Jocelyn Lillie Waltz; her grandmother, Darlene Huff, Frankfort; her grandfather, Jim Huff, Nevada; her great-grandmother, Lilly Devers, Frankfort; and two aunts, Janey Jeffries and Faye Courtney, Frankfort.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, June 16, at the Frankfort Cemetery. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Krajewski

Regena M. "Reg" Krajewski, 77, of Lexington, widow of Stanley J. Krajewski, died Monday, June 16, 2008, at North Point Healthcare Center in Lexington after a lengthy illness.

Formerly of Louisville, she was born in Cumberland, Md. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Pauline Riggleman and was a graduate of Moorefield High School in Moorefield, W.Va., and a retired bookkeeper for Duncan Wallcoverings in Louisville. She enjoyed gardening and playing bridge.

Survivors include two daughters, Pamela McKinney, Versailles, and Janice (Chris) Klimper Denver, Colo.; a son, Mark (Beverly) Krajewski, Shepherdsville; six grandchildren, Ellen, Jill, and Ann Krajewski, and Kyle, Katie, and Matthew McKinney; a sister, Roseanne Link, Stevenson, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Paul Riggleman Jr., a son-in-law, Jeff McKinney, and a brother-in-law, Cecil Link, are deceased.

Private services will be conducted in the Lexington Cemetery. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1065 Dove Run Road, Suite 2, Lexington KY 40502.

 

Light

Eleanor Wesley Light, 82, of Lexington, widow of Arthur "Red" Light, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.

The daughter of the late Henry Mark and Daisy Helen Buckles Wesley, she had worked with her husband at his job at Wycom.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Wesley Whitler, Browntown, Ind.; two daughters, Evelyn Whitler Handler, Tucson, Ariz., and Helen Whitler Banks, Versailles; a sister, Faye Wesley Best, Danville. A grandson, Steven Marcus Banks, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 14, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Steve Cherry. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery in Versailles. Manakee Funeral Home, Sonora, Ky., was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.manakeefuneralhome.com.

 

Nash

Ophelia Hackney Nash, 96, widow of Travis L. Nash, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late James and Irene Hackney. She was a former clerk with the Lexington Bluegrass Army Depot and Stewart’s Department Store. A member of Grace Baptist Church, she was a member of NARFE, LBAD Retirees, Bell House Monday Club and the auxiliary at Central Baptist Hospital.

Survivors include a son, Gobel L. (Betty) Nash, Wichita Falls, Texas; two grandchildren, Steve (Janet) Nash and Donna (Bill) Underwood; and six great-grandchildren, James, Patrick, Julia, Amy, Alicia, and Sam. Eleven siblings are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 18, at W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 811 Bryan Ave, Lexington, KY 40505.

Visit www.milwardfuneral.com.

 

Shannon

Charles F. "Chuck" Shannon, 81, of Versailles, husband of Phyllis L. Shannon, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at his residence.

Born in Stryker, Ohio, he was the son of Elmer and Matilda Mack Shannon. He was a graduate of Defiance (Ohio) High School, where he was an all-state football player in 1946. He was a former associate manager with Western-Southern Life Insurance Company, and represented and retired in 1989 from the American General Life Insurance Company. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife of over 58 years, he is survived by a daughter, Beth Shannon, Bellingham, Wash.; two sons, David Shannon, Hebron, Ohio, and Bruce Shannon, Versailles; two grandchildren, Tucker and Tacie Shannon; three brothers, Robert Shannon, George Shannon, and Paul Shannon; and a sister, Arlene Calvin. Two brothers, Harold and Donald Shannon, and two sisters, Mildred Borton and Betty Shannon, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 14, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Dan Noll. Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were David Shannon, Bruce Shannon, Tucker Shannon, Beth Shannon, Ton Shannon, and Curt Mock.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, the Alzheimer’s’ Association, the American Diabetes Association, or a charity of one’s choice.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Wagner

Arlyn Orville Wagner, 98, of Lexington, formerly of Woodford County, a retired consulting engineer with Frantz Inc, husband of Elizabeth Moody Wagner, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008.

Born in Crawford County, Ohio, he was the son of the late George F. and Ida Kafer Wagner. A graduate of the University of Toledo, he was associated with Brock-McVey Company for 40 years, a member of New Union Christian Church and a former member of Idle Hour Country Club, Lexington Club and the Lexington Optimist Club.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, he is survived by a son, Arlyn Newell (Anne)Wagner, Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Mary Sydney (Charles) Mitchell, Lexington; two stepchildren, Nat Berry (Susan) Hall, Charlotte, N.C., and Ewing Moody (Diann) Hall, Atlanta, Ga.; nine grandchildren; James (Rebecca) Hamilton, Miranda Wagner, Melinda Wagner, Mollie Mitchell, Charles Mitchell, III, Leigh (Thad) Truett, Courtney (Greg) Bayer, Will (Samantha) Hall and Chris Hall; five great-grandchildren; and two nephews, George Hull and Andy Hull. His first wife, Helen Newell Wagner, and a sister, Bernice Elliott, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, June 13, at New Union Christian Church by the Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. The W. R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, was in charge of arrangements. Casket bearers were Arlyn Newell Wagner, Nat Berry Hall, Ewing Moody Hall, Charles D. Mitchell Jr, James P. Hamilton, Jr., Charles D. Mitchell III, and Scott Absher. Honorary bearers were Franklin Hoopes, Henry Mazyk, Darryl Thompson, Wendell Harris, Charles Rhodes, Charles Bringardner, Dyer Rodes, Don Myers, Al Gross, and Willis Suter.

Memorials are suggested to New Union Christian Church Memorial Fund, c/o Evelyn Kemper, 407 Chinoe, Lexington, KY 40502 or Blue Grass Trust, 253 Market St., Lexington, KY 40507.

 

Wells

William Clyde "Bill" Wells, 83, of Lawrenceburg, widower of Ethylene Perry Wells, died Monday, June 16, 2008, at his residence.

Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Cecil Rufus and Hester Ward Wells. He was founder and co-owner of Wells & Sons Construction, and was a member of the Hope Community Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a daughter, Billie Baxter, Lawrenceburg; three sons, Bertram (Jane) Wells, Lexington, Cecil (Barbara) Wells and Steve (Sherry) Wells, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Nellion Hahn, Lawrenceburg; two brothers, Sherill Wells and Don Wells, Lawrenceburg; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Blondella Coke and Margaret Ann Dennis, and a brother, Cecil Rufus Wells Jr., are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, June 19, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Jeff Eaton. Interment will follow in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Kirk Lee, Jeremy Schell, Jeremy Wells, Alex Wells, Joseph Wells, Chad Wells, Caleb Wells, and Steve Rose. Honorary bearers will be Harold Ingram, Danny Purcell, David Ishmael, Kenneth Gill, and Danny Curtsinger.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

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