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June 23, 2005




  Evelyn Alexander, 89, of Nicholasville, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Royal Manor Nursing Home.

Born April 28, 1916, in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late William Daily and Mary Belle Sewell Alexander. She was a farmer and lived in Woodford County most of her life. She received the Pioneer Farmer of Woodford County award from the Farm Bureau and was a member of Clover Bottom Baptist Church.

Survivors include a brother, Vernon Alexander, Louisville; two nieces, Ethel Hartley, Woodford County, and Carolyn Dawson, Louisville; two nephews, William O. Alexander and Richard Alexander, both of Florida; and numerous great- and great-great nieces and nephews. Four brothers, Willis, Olin, Harvey, and Floyd Alexander; and two nieces, Christine Phillips and Dorothy Guyn, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, June 23, at Hager and Cundiff Funeral Home by the Rev. Terry Tench. Burial will be in the Wilmore Cemetery. Family members will serve a casket bearers.

Contributions may be made to the Clover Bottom Baptist Church.

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  Dianna Dempsey Bojarski, 56, of Hanover, Conn., widow of Robert Bojarski, died Sunday, June 19, 2005, after a long battle with cancer.

Born in Elkton, she was the daughter of Martha Goodwin Dempsey of Frankfort, formerly of Versailles, and Robert Dempsey, Lexington. She was an auditor for the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sons, Christopher Bojarski and Gregory Bojarski, both of Norwich, Conn.; a sister, Melissa Dempsey Dienst, Winchester; a brother, Goodwin T. Dempsey, Frankfort; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, at the home of her mother. Graveside services will be held simultaneously in Connecticut. Friends are welcome to attend the services.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and the Emma Quire Mission of the First Baptist Church at the Singing Bridge, Frankfort.



  Harold Gaddie Chenault, 87, OF Lexington, widower of Vashti Albert Chenault, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Hodgenville, he was the son of the late Hugh F. and Beulah Gaddie Chenault. He was a retired vice president of Dupree Company, a member of Christ Church Cathedral, a former member of Greenbriar Country Club, and an avid golfer.

Survivors include three nieces; Cecile Chenault Poh, and Paula Isaacs, both of Frankfort, and Pamela Riley, Spokane, Wash.; a nephew, Jeffrey Chenault, Spokane, Wash.; and a cousin; Dorothy Miller, Versailles. Three brothers; Paul, John, and Sidney Chenault, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, June 20, in the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. Marcia Hunter. The W. R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the volunteers at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40356.



  Raymond Lee "Baby Ray" Coleman, 69, of Lexington, husband of Aingred Ghislayne Dunston-Coleman, died Thursday, June 16, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital East.

Born in Louisville, he was raised by Hattie Lee Coleman. He was a retired troubleshooter for Kuhlman Electric Company in Versailles, a member of Antioch Baptist Church, an avid bowler, belonging to four bowling leagues and enjoyed repairing and remodeling.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Raynard L. Coleman; two daughters, Ramona L. Coleman and Katrina L. Lewis; and eight grandchildren, all of Lexington.

Services were conducted Monday, June 20, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.



  Codey Wayne Alexander Devers, 10, of Waco, died Monday, June 13, 2005, in Florida as a result of a drowning accident. 

Born Jan. 29, 1995, in Hardin County, he was the son of Mae Ann Devers of Lexington and the grandson of Dwayne Devers Jr. of Waco. He was a student at Waco Elementary School in Madison County.

Other survivors include his grandmother, Rhonda Rivera, Georgetown; his paternal great-grandparents, Dwayne Sr. and Onie Devers of Waco; his maternal great-grandparents, Jim and Glenda Lowery, Nicholasville, and Jerry and Judy Adams, Tennessee; his aunt and uncle, April and Bruce Watson, Waco; and an uncle, James Devers, Georgetown.

Services were conducted Monday, June 20, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jeffery Devers, Lowell Devers, Bradford Devers, Mark Devers, Mike Ethington, and Bruce Watson.

Contributions are suggested to the Telford Community Center, YMCA, 1100 East Main Street, Richmond, KY 40475, or to a favorite charity.



  Sheba Lee Haddix, 51, of Richmond, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, of a brain aneurysm at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

The daughter of the late Hubert and Rena Haddix and the granddaughter of the late Henry and Mary Ann Disponette, she was an active member of St. Mark Catholic Church and an avid gardener and woodworker.

Survivors include four aunts, Sara E. Traugott, Versailles, Elizabeth Gay Emmert, Lexington, Natalie D. Hopkins, Corbin, and Ann Thompson, Versailles.

A private memorial service is planned. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington, in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Ronnie McDowell Cancer Foundation for Children, P.O. Box 345, Versailles, KY 40383.

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  Anna M. Lewis, 82, of Midway, widow of John Lewis, died, Thursday, June 16, 2005, at her home.

Born Oct. 5, 1922, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Harris and Eva Taylor Teater. She was a retired office manager for Drs. Roach and Fisher, a secretary for Midway Collage, and bookkeeper for Lehmanís Antiques. She was a member of the Midway Christian Church, a Senior Friend at Georgetown Hospital, a lifetime member of Scott County F.F.A. Alumni, a C.W.F. member, and a Sunday school teacher for 25 years.

She is survived by a daughter Donna Ruber, Georgetown; three grandsons, Greg, John, and Scott Ruber; two brothers, William Teater, Stanford, and Manford Teater, Lancaster; and numerous nieces and nephews. A daughter, Patricia Lewis, and a brother, Ernest Teater, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, June 20, at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. David Brown. Burial was in the Lancaster Cemetery. Casket bearers were Cecil Lewis, Robert G. Lewis, John Lewis, Frank Lewis, Chuck Logan, Doug Logan, Lloyd Wilhoit and Jim Lear. Honorary bearers were Charles W. Logan, Eugene Logan, Buddy Johnson, Sherman Wallen, Anita Wilson, Charles Wilson, Dr. Jack Fisher, Joyce Logan, Marjorie Diamond, Bob Riddle, Dr. Ben Roach, and Dr. Robert Culbertson.

Donations may be made to the Markey Cancer Foundation, 800 Rose Street, CC160, Lexington, KY 40536; Hospice of the Bluegrass, 506 E. Pike Street, Cynthiana, KY 41031; or Midway Christian Church, PO Box 4548, Midway, KY 40347.



  William Clay Maxberry, 79, of Lexington, died Sunday, June 12, 2005.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late William and Ruth Creth Maxberry.

Survivors include his children, William Carter, Alice Carter, Jeffrey Maxberry, and Dennis Maxberry; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Two sisters, Elizabeth Cohen and Dorothy Maxberry; and a brother, Charles Maxberry, are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, June 16, at the Pilgrim Baptist Church. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.



  Katherine B. Brock Stivers, 70, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, widow of Ted Stivers, died Monday, June 20, 2005, at the Heritage Hall Care Center.

Born Jan. 8, 1935, in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Nora Cross Brock. She was a former employee of the Canteen Vending Company.

Survivors include two daughters, Nora Sue Riley, Versailles, and Kay Hopwood, Springfield, Ill.; three sons, Steve Newton, Anthony Newton, and Ricky Newton, all of Lexington; 13 grandchildren, Randy Lee Peavler, Nicholasville, Jamie Lynn Peavler, Versailles, Jerimie Layne Peavler and Jay Landon Riley, both of Lawrenceburg, Jeri Elizabeth Riley, Versailles, Anthony Newton and Brandon Newton, both of Lexington, Bethany Neufarth, Shanna Gregory, and Scottilynn Scott, all of Illinois; seven great-grandchildren, Randi Peavler, Steven Lynn Peavler, Courtney Peavler, Montana Peavler, Savannah Rose Peavler, Jessie Layne Peavler, and Mikayla Ann Riley; and a brother, Bradley Brock, Lexington.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, June 21, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Randy Lee Peavler, Jamie Lynn Peavler, Jerimie Layne Peavler, Jay Landon Riley, Jeri Elizabeth Riley, and J.B. Montgomery. Honorary bearers were Bradley Brock and friends from the Heritage Hall Care Center. Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



  Kay Wylder, 82, of Lexington, widow of William T. Wylder, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at her residence.

Born May 21, 1923, in Osceola, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Florence Sigmund Gantenbein. She was a retired retail salesperson for the Daytonís Department Store.

Survivors include two daughters, Jo Ellen Subik, California, and Lea Randall, Versailles; two sons, James Berreau, Minnesota, and Reed Berreau, Wisconsin; a sister, Gloria Miller, Michigan; five grandchildren, James Berreau Jr., Minnesota, Angelina Berreau, Minnesota, Tony Subik, California, Elizabeth Subik, California, and Benjamin Randall, Versailles; and two great-grandchildren, Austin Berreau, California, and Ava Berreau, Minnesota.

No services are planned. Pruitt Funeral Home, Alexandria Drive, is in charge of arrangements.

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