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June 2, 2011



Nancye Smith Adkins, 96, of Versailles, widow of Dr. Jerry M. Adkins, DDS, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at the Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Oldham County, she was the daughter of the late Zhale and Lucy Goodrich Smith. She retired with over 40 years of service at Woodford Bank & Trust Co. She began her career in bookkeeping and finished her career as executive secretary to the late L.D. Sweazy. She was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church, a former member and secretary of the Buckley Hills Audubon Society, was a charter member of Woodford Hills and Woodamere country clubs, and was a strong supporter of the Woodford County Library. 

Survivors include a son, Winfrey Adkins (Wanda); a grandson, Jim Adkins (Jennifer); and several nieces and nephews. 

Services were conducted Saturday, May 28, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon and the Rev. Charles Pinkston. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gary Smith, Wesley Smith, Jim Adkins, William L. Phelps, Ron Nabors, and William H. Wilson III.  Honorary bearers were members of the Bluegrass Railroad Museum and the Versailles Fire Department.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford County Library or to the Versailles United Methodist Church. 

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Danny Curry, 56, of Versailles, husband of Leona Miller Curry, died Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Born Oct. 2, 1954, in Woodford County, he was the son of June and Maxine Curry of Versailles. He was a coating operator for Kuhlman Electric.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two daughters, Amanda Curry Walker, Midway, and Sharon Lancaster Murphy, Versailles; three grandchildren, Oliver Walker, Samuel Walker, and Dylan Preston; a sister, Linda Grider, Versailles; and a brother, Keith Curry, Versailles. A brother, Mark Curry, is deceased.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, June 2, at Rose Crest Cemetery by Pastor Carl Jones. Casket bearers will be Chris Grider, Marcus Grider, Randy Holman, Keith L. Curry, Barry Parker, and Steve Bain. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

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Barbara Kaye Flora Drury, 67, of Versailles, wife of William "Bill" Eugene Drury, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

Born July 20, 1943, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of Florence Shryock Flora and the late Melvin Flora. She was a retired registered nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital and was an employee of Rand McNally. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, was a G.A. Leader, former church treasurer and clerk, and was involved with Operation Christmas Child.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Barry (Regina) Drury, Versailles, and Melvin (Leslie) Drury, Nicholasville; four grandchildren, Brandon, Kelsey, Aliona, and Melvin Drury II; and two brothers, Gary and Bobby Flora.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 28, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Wesley Noss. Graveside services will be conducted in Rose Crest Cemetery at a later date. Honorary casket bearers will be Don Drury, Albert Shryock, Gary Flora, Wess Noss, Bobby Dotson, and Ann Black.

Memorials are suggested to New Hope Baptist Church.

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Barbara J. Bradford Jones, 74, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., formerly of Ashland and Frankfort, widow of David M. Jones, died Monday, May 23, 2011, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.

Born Feb. 15, 1937, in Ashland, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Murl Bradford. She began her career as the secretary for Collins Lane Elementary in Frankfort, then became an administrative assistant in the office of Gov. Martha Layne Collins and ended her career as a business manager in the state parks department in Kentucky. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, where she was involved in various ministries and her Sunday school class. She was also a member of the Ashland Homemakers.

Survivors include three children, Matt Jones, Paducah, Amy Jones, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Shelly Jones Hallman (Bill), Versailles; a brother, Bill Bradford, Deland, Fla.; and six grandchildren, Emily Randle, Aaron Randle, Ginny Hallman, Sarah Hallman, Garrett Jones, and Boone Jones. A sister, Gloria Bradford Lambert, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 28, at Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, by the Rev. David Brannen. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland.

Donations may be made to the benevolence fund at First Baptist Church, 681 McCants Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.



Wayne Bedford Lane, 72, of Versailles, loving husband of Dana Bobbitt Lane for 53 years, went home to be with the Lord on May 30, 2011.

He was a native of Woodford County, born Jan. 10, 1939, son of the late Raymond and Mildred Lane. He was a lifelong farmer who took great pride in his farming operation, which included raising cattle, sheep, hay, corn and tobacco. He was ordained as a deacon at Hillsboro Baptist Church (Woodford County) and later served as a deacon at New Hope Baptist Church and charter member. Mr. Lane was extremely active in farm organizations and received numerous prestigious awards such as: The American Farmer Degree, Young Farmer of America, Master Shepherd (featured on the cover of "The Kentucky Farmer" magazine), President of Future Farmers of America, FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer, and was a member of the American Angus Association. He also received outstanding member of the year award from the Woodford Co. Young Farmer Association in 1966. He held memberships and/or offices in the Anderson Co. Cattleman’s Association, Anderson Co. Farm Bureau/ Board of Directors, Anderson Co. Soil Conservation Board, KY Cattleman’s Association, and Past President of the Woodford Co. Farm Bureau. He was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Martha Layne Collins in 1987.

Survivors other than his wife include, 3 sons and 1 daughter; David Lane, Versailles, Kevin Lane, Versailles, Tony (Rhonda) Lane, Lawrenceburg, and Angie Lane (David) Moore, Versailles; 6 Grandchildren, Ashlee (Loren) Wells, Jessica, Chelsea and Taylor Lane, Ashton and Lane Moore; 3 brothers, Jesse (Pat), Don (Monna) and Fred (Margaret) Lane; 3 sisters, Faye Shelton, Kathy (Mike) James, and Cindy (Steve) Shryock.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Wesley Noss and the Rev. Mike James officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Crest Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be David, Kevin, Tony and Taylor Lane, Dave and Lane Moore, and Josh Bobbitt. Honorary casket bearers will be Jesse, Don and Fred Lane, Steve Shryock, Mike James, Brad Lafoe, Bill Drury, Clarence Scott, Wayne Baker, Grady Allen, Tommy Hatton, Jim Harley, Ric Redden, and men of New Hope Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, June 2, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Baptist Church or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Elsie Tindall McDonald, 93, of Versailles, widow of William Jasper McDonald, died Saturday, May 28, 2011.

She was born on June 9, 1917, in Versailles. She was a retired employee of the Woodford Memorial Hospital and a member of King’s Way Assembly Church.

Survivors include a son, Olson McDonald, Versailles; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Her father, Augustas Tindall, a daughter, Delores Edmondson, and two sons, Gwyn Lee McDonald and Larry Douglas McDonald, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 31, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Chaplin Rick McClung. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Roy Poole, Shane Doss, Ronnie Brown, Eugene Brown, Flexis Lopez, Jimmy Littrell. Honorary bearers were Pam Wiley Woolums, Carolyn Poole, and Rosemary Abrams.

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