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Versailles, Ky.


 

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June 20, 2002

 

Brown

Orvis Lee Brown, 43, of Lexington, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at his residence.

A native of Lexington, he was the son of Lorene Prather Brown and the late Harold Porter Brown. He was a member of ALANO.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Adam Charles Brown, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Porter Brown, Lexington; five sisters, Betty Loman, Dona Jones, and Linda Rayburn, all of Lexington, Alice Dotson, Versailles, and Doris Griffith, Nicholasville; a grandson, Adison Brown, Lawrenceburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home by Christopher Dotson, minister of youth and education. Burial was in the Bluegrass Cemetery. Casket bearers were James Loman, Jesse Rayburn, Jonny Richards, Dave Allen, Drew Brodus, Charlie Hartman, George Johnson, and Charlie Swapshire.

Contributions are suggested to the ALANO Club, 370 East Second Street, Lexington, KY.

 

Coffey

Betty J. Coffey, 68, of Springfield, formerly of Versailles, widow of Mitchell Coffey, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at her home.

Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Preston and Eudora Clemmons Robinson. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Versailles and was retired from Woodford Memorial Hospital, where she had been a physical therapy aid. She had worked at St. Joseph Hospital early in her life, and had most recently been a private sitter.

Survivors include four daughters, Debbie Hall, Frankfort, Ramona Kulin, Richmond, Terry Hall, Springfield, and Carolyn Johnson, Nicholasville; three sons, Sonny Coffey, Somerset, Glenn Coffey, Georgia, and Michael Wayne Coffey, Lawrenceburg; seven sisters, Anna Littral and Mary Deering, both of Nicholasville, Florence Ruggles and Mildred Clem, both of Lexington, Rose Marie Bertlekamp, New Castle, Martha Bailey, Midway, and Joyce Craig, Versailles; a brother, Robert Wayne Robinson, Georgetown; 16 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three step-great grandchildren. A brother, Billy Robinson, and a grandson, Jeremy Kulin, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Bobby Lakes. Interment was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Grandsons served as casket bearers.

Memorials are suggested to Faith Baptist Church, 3692 Huntertown Road, Versailles, KY 40383, or to Hospice of Central Kentucky, P. O. Box 4134, Campbellsville, KY 42718.

 

Forester

Bettie Jean Forester, 43, of Frankfort, wife of James Sheridan Forester, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, following an illness.

Born in Jefferson County, she was the daughter of the late Zachary Massie and Pauline Clark Massie. She was a retired teacher for the Frankfort Independent School District, and at the time of her death, she was a consultant for SRA/McGraw Hill. She was a member of the Country Lane Bridge Group, and was a member of Phi Beta Phi Sorority at the University of Kentucky and the Beta Epsilon Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa teachers organization. She served as chair for the Susan B. Komen Rally for the Cure, volunteered for the hospice tournament, and was chair of the Capital City Classic and the FCC Ladies 18-Hole Golf League.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, James Sheridan Forester III, Prestonsburg, and Patrick Andrew Forester, Frankfort; a daughter, Leslie Forester Saint Charles, Frankfort; a brother, Patrick Haley Massie, Woodford County; and a grandchild.

Services were conducted Friday, June 14, 2002, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Donald Durham. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mike Oder, Bob Satterly, Gil McCarty, Chuck Landrum, John Vickers, and Stuart Brown. Honorary bearers were members of the Frankfort Country Club 18-Hole League, Nora McCarty, Suzanne Brake, JoCarole Morris, and Carol Ann Kloes.

Donations may be made to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

Gilvin

Sheri Nell Gilvin, 41, of Paris, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002.

A native of Georgetown, she was the daughter of Eugene Burns and Betty Tincher Gilvin. She was a self-employed daycare worker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Paris. She was a graduate of Scott County High School and Georgetown College.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by five sons, Phil, Michael, Josh, John and Jake; a granddaughter, Cassidy Lynn; two sisters, Marchel Kirk, Versailles, and Rhonda McClain, Harrodsburg; four nieces, Stacy and Tracy McClain and Kristina and Tina Kirk; and her maternal grandmother, Lena Tincher. A brother, Douglas Eugene Gilvin, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Johnson’s Funeral Home, Georgetown, by Dr. Michael Gibbons. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gene Kirk, Phillip, Eugene, and Jeremy McClain, Steve Linville, Tom Hendrix, Chris Vanarsdall, and Brad Walls.

 

Helmer

Genetta C. Helmer, 70, of Versailles, widow of Robert H. Helmer, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at the Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Ross County, Ohio, May 27, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Leonard A. and Cora Lee Fraley Harris. She was a Baptist and was a retired from Motorola in Arizona.

Survivors include two daughters, Marcella J. Bassitt, Hamilton, Ohio, and Patricia Chrisman, Versailles; a sister, Genoa Smith, Arizona; three brothers, Glen Harris, Ohio, Chester Harris, Arizona, and Paul Harris, Indiana; five grandchildren, Aleshia Gale Chrisman Johnson, Anthony Vincent Chrisman, Shelly Denise Chrisman Stucker, Timothy Andrew Glaab, and Amy Lynn Glaab Riley; and six great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Scott Johnson. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Anthony Chrisman, Glen Harris, Mark Harris, Ryan Chrisman, Timothy Glaab, George Bassitt, and Randy Chrisman. Honorary bearers were Aleshia Gale Johnson, Shelly Denise Johnson, Amy Lynn Glaab, Morgan Stucker, Lyndon Stucker, Cody Glaab, Justin Glaab, Eric Glaab, and Jessica Riley.

 

Martin

Venice Martin, 85, of Versailles, widow of Ishmael W. Martin, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg.

Born on Powell County May 20, 1917, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Elizabeth King Goodwin. She was the eldest member of the Versailles Huntertown Church of the Nazarene, of which she had been a member since 1965, at the time of her death. She was the former manager of the Versailles Dollar General Store, and was a former employee of Creech’s Department Store and Kroger.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Picklesimer, Versailles; two sons, Ivan G. Martin, Byrdstown, Tenn., and Bobby Ray Martin, Versailles; a sister, Ann Neff, Jonesville, Va.; a brother, Johnny Goodwin, Cheynee, W. Va.; two nieces, Alberta Carmac and Janet Goodwin; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

Services were conducted Friday, June 14, 2002, at the Huntertown Church of the Nazarene by the Rev. Gary Maynard and the Rev. William Covey. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Randy Martin, Tony Martin, Robby Martin, Lloyd Castle, Oral Hollar, and Wayne Courtney. Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Huntertown Church of the Nazarene.

 

Reeves

Martha Harrison Reeves, 89, of Versailles, formerly of Clarksville, Tenn., died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at the Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

She was a kindergarten teacher at the New Providence United Methodist Church and later served at Austin Peay State University as dormitory supervisor of Harvill Hall and Harned Hall, and was the game room supervisor at the student center. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Clarksville.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Reeves Trana, Versailles; a son, Daniel Reeves, Nashville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Kelly Celusta Bills, Brentwood, Tenn., and Lesley Trana Gilpin, Versailles; two grandsons, Scott Celusta, Cunningham, Tenn., and Chris Trana, Versailles; three nephews; and five great grandchildren. A brother, Samuel P. Harrison, and a daughter, Carole Reeves Celusta, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at the Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home, Clarksville. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601-2744, or the Taylor Manor employee Christmas fund, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383.

 

Rogers

Jasper Newton Rogers, 85, of Stanton, died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at the Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester, following a long illness.

A native of Powell County, he was the son of the late Marcus D. and Effie Barnett Rogers. He was retired from Power Line Construction Company and a member of the Stanton Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include three sons, Earnest, John, and Melvin Rogers, all of Stanton; a daughter, Alma Lois Clark, Jenkins; two brothers, Harold Rogers, Versailles, and Thurman Rogers, Stanton; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Sunday, June 16, 2002, at the Hearne Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Willard Estepp. Burial was in the Rogers Cemetery. Casket bearers were Roy Benningfield, Shannon, Jason, and Brian Rogers, James Congleton, and Timothy Clark. Honorary bearers were Henry and Linda Jones, Hugh John Marcus and Larry Rogers, John Brown, Harry Morton, and Nicholas Mayberry.

 

Samuels

Mary Kathryn Lampkin (Mama Katie) Samuels, 87, of Frankfort, died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Ida Taylor Lampkin. She was a retired social worker with the Kentucky Department of Social Services, and was involved in the Ministers’ Wives Council of Lexington, the Consolidated District Women’s Auxiliary, the Eastern Regional Missionary Institute, and the American War Mothers. She had been a member of the Millville Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday school superintendent. She was a member of the Corinthian Baptist Church, where she was a choir member, the Scott County Homemakers, and the Baptist Training Union.

Survivors include a son, William Clark Samuels, Louisville; four daughters, Lelia Calhoun, Shirley Reed, and Dorothy Graham, all of Frankfort, and Innetta Hudspeth, Charlotte, N.C.; 16 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, June 17, 2002, at the Corinthian Baptist Church by the Rev. L.A. Newby. Burial was in the Greenhill Cemetery. Casket bearers were John Redding, Alfred Carter, John S. Williams, Robert Winkfield, Derrick Graham, and Joseph Carter. Honorary bearers were Leroy Smith, Andrew Mason Sr., Van Warren, Brooks Giles, Lawrence Morton, Henry Morton, and Jon Medlock.

Harrod Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Scott

Martha Donnell Scott, 81, of Painted Post, N.Y., wife of Arthur B. Scott, died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at her residence.

A native of Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Beatrice Ritchey Donnell Sr. She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church and was a retired teacher for the Corning - Painted Post, New York school district, and was registrar of the Baron Steuben Chapter of the DAR.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Rachel Scott Weaver, Swindon, England; three grandsons, Stephen Weaver, Riverside, Calif., the Rev. David Weaver, Giaveno, Italy, and the Rev. Erin Weaver, Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Thelma Donnell Hall, Elizabethtown; three aunts, Henrietta Ritchey Turner, Lexington, Pearl Ritchey Dunn, Versailles; and Dorothy Ritchey Griffin, Shelbyville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Dennis Weaver. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington. Casket bearers were James C. Donnell Jr., Ray Allen Donnell, Larry Donnell, Mike Perry, Monty Hall, and Lindsey Logan.

Memorials are suggested to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.

 

Soard

Roy F. Soard Sr., 73, of Versailles, husband of Martha Soard, died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was a son of the late Rufus Beck and Mary Updike Soard. He was a carpenter and retired employee of Texas Instruments, and was an avid fisherman. He was known on the river as the "Mayor of Dark Hallow". He was a Korean War veteran and a member of the American Legion Post #67, where he had been an executive officer for 25 years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, and had attended the Pentecostal Church of God.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Feona Barnett, VanBuren, Ark., Donna Johnson and Carlotta Doss, both of Versailles, and Tammy Lawson, Arkansas; three sons, Greg Soard and Tim Soard, both of Versailles, and Roy F. Soard Jr., Keystone Heights, Fla.; five sisters, Frances Stratton, Beulah Dunn, Clara Fields, and Ruth Bowman, all of Versailles, and Nancy Beasley, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Grand Soard, Lawrenceburg; 16 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, June 17, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles McKinley. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Joshua Soard, Eddie Doss, Jonathan Johnson, Adam Soard, Matthew Barnett, and Roy F. Soard III.

 

Steele

Robert Gene Steele, 69, of Frankfort, formerly of Midway, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born in Breathitt County Oct. 17, 1932, he was the son of the late Matthew and Callie Chaney Steele. He attended the Seventh Street Baptist Church, Lexington, and was a retired carpenter, having worked with Bill Pierce and Associates.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Coubert, Versailles; two sons, Mark Steele and Robert Steele Jr., both of Frankfort; a brother, William C. Steele, Springfield, Ohio; two grandchildren; and his former wife, Elza Steele, Frankfort. A sister, Edna May Campbell, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Billy Steele, Doug Coubert, Jimmy Coubert, Ray Hillard, Andy Devers III, and Andy Devers IV.

 

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