The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


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June 22, 2000 issue

Al Caison

Al Caison, 50, of 116 Woodford Street, Versailles, a car salesman at Old Don Jacobs in Lexington for ten years, died suddenly Thursday, June 16, 2000, at the University of Kentucky A. B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born in Hattiesburg, Miss., he was a son of Edith King Caison of Florida and the late Joel Albert Caison Jr.

Also surviving are a daughter, Kate Caison, Versailles; a son, Joel Caison, Richmond; the mother of his children, Tam Robinson, Versailles; a sister, Julia Pratt, Florida; and a brother, King Caison, Mississippi.

Services were conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles. Interment will be today, June 22, in Mississippi. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.



Walter H. Elmore

Walter Howard Elmore Jr., 26, of 100 Gormley Drive, Versailles, a welder and millwright and former employee of Metro Towing, Lexington, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at Scott General Hospital, Georgetown.

Born in Warren, Mich., he was the son of Pat Dunn Hood, Versailles, and Walter Howard Elmore Sr., Charleston, W. Va.

Also surviving are a sister, Angela Elmore, Frankfort; two nieces; and his girlfriend, Jamie Vance, Georgetown. He was the grandson of the late Mattie Courtney Shank and the great-grandson of the late Herman and Sylvia Courtney.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by Dean Lawson. Interment will be in the Versailles Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, June 22, at the funeral home.


Henry T. Martin

Henry Tilford Martin, 82, of 1845 Sellers Mill Road, Versailles, a self-employed carpenter, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at his home. He was the husband of Maudie Belle Snapp Martin.

Born in Powell County, he was a son of the late Marion and Sudie Hanks Martin and was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Virginia Lawson and Mary Sue Johnson, both Versailles, and Wanda Russell, Lexington; two sons, Henry Clay Martin, Versailles, and Dennie Lee Martin, Frankfort; 18 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Bernice Gallagher, Pauline Hilton, Mary Cox, and four brothers, Venard Martin, Leonard Martin, Cecil Martin, and Woodford Martin, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Victor Slatten. Casket bearers were Wayne Russell, Mark Russell, Chris Russell, Donald Russell, Dean Lawson, Clay Lee Martin, Stephen Lawson, and Dennie Martin Jr.



James E. Royalty

James E. Royalty, 76, of Versailles, husband of Mary Ann Steele Royalty, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Fred and Della Adkinson Royalty. He was a member of the Palamore Baptist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II.

In addition to his wife of 47 years, he is survived by two daughters, Patricia Haertel and Susie Maybrier, both of Versailles; a son, Betty Royalty, Richmond; two sisters, Leola Peavler and Doris Robinson, both of Louisville; and six grandchildren, Ryan Royalty, Kelly Royalty, Ashley Maybrier, Roger Maybrier Jr., James Chase Haertel, and Michelle Debord.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel, Harrodsburg, by Dr. Tom Mobley and the Rev. James Mobley. Burial, with military honors, was in the Cornishville Cemetery.



Claude F. Wilhoite

Claude F. Wilhoite, 54, of Frankfort, husband of Lanna Lea Dunn Wilhoite, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at his home after a sudden illness.

An Owen County native, he was a son of the late James and Cecil Martin Wilhoite and was a member of the Cedarhill Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sue Ann Webber, Versailles; a son, Steven Allen Dunn, Frankfort; three sisters, Julia Clark, Lawrenceburg; Mary Ann May, Covington, Ga., and Louise Norton, Louisville; three brothers, Roger Lee Wilhoite and Emmitt Lee Wilhoite, both of Frankfort, and Willie Wilhoite, Lawrenceburg; and a grandchild. Two brothers, Charles and J. B. Wilhoite, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, June 26, at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, Frankfort, by the Rev. D. L. Dycus and the Rev. David Smith. Casket bearers were Brad Dunn, Anthony Dunn, Brandon Justice, Jeff Webber, Jeff May, and Shane Wilhoite. Honorary bearers were Johnny Dunn, Willie Wilhoite, Emmitt Wilhoite, Roger Wilhoite, Steven Dunn, Ron Clark, Gary Gipson, Paul Webber, Scotty May, and Steve Lewis. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or Hospice of the Bluegrass.