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June 24, 2004



Vernon C. Anderson, 66, of Otter Court, husband of Linda T. Anderson, died Sunday, June 20, 2004.

Born in Jacksonville, Fla., he was the son of Frances A. Moore of Jacksonville and the late Vernon Claude Anderson Sr. He was a retired vice president and general manager of Medussa Aggregates in Lexington. He was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Christie Richardson, Louisville, and Cheryl Anderson, Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Craig Anderson, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and a granddaughter, Tavie Lynn Anderson, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Joe Roby, John Snowden, Jimmy Hendricks, Jeff Thompson, Michael Richardson, and Tommy Gardner. Honorary bearers were Glyn Thompson, Herb Bruce, and Charles Lathrem.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Lelia Bell Whittington Clark, 88, of Somerset, formerly of Paris, wife of Daniel Pepper Clark Jr., died Wednesday, June, 16, 2004, at the Neighborhood Nursing Facility in Somerset.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late William Miles and Lena Ann Redding Whittington. She was a member of First Christian Church of Paris, where she sang in the church choir. She enjoyed civil war history, was a homemaker, an avid knitter, and a member of the Ewalt Homemaker’s Club.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Dr. Danny Miles Clark, Somerset, and Jimmie Dale Clark, Louisville; a daughter, Ann Elizabeth Piper, Lexington; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren. An infant daughter, Sally Jo Clark, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 19, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Pastor Jeff W. Bell and Pastor Joe Altman.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First Christian Church, Paris, and the First Christian Church, Somerset.



James Carrol (J.C.) Conder, 70, of Lexington, husband of Ruth Mae Conder, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

A native of Bradfordsville in Marion County, he was the son of the late Sam and Lois Conder. He was the retired owner of Winner's Circle Liquors in Lexington, and was actively employed by Cardinal Health in his retirement. He spent many years as a salesman for Continental Coffee.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Denise Hensley, Lexington, and Michelle Perry, Lexington; a son, Sam Conder, Midway; three brothers, Gale Conder, Somerset, Dale Conder, Ft. Myers, Fla., and Johnny Conder, Augusta, Ga.; four sisters, Ruth McKeeby, Zellwood, Fla., Nina Barger, Bardstown, Pam Young, Campbellsville, and Rita Dean, Russell Springs; and five grandchildren, Chris Hensley, Hunter Hensley, Hannah Hensley, David Conder, and Chase Conder. A sister, Norma Phillips, Lebanon, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, June 21, 2004, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, by the Rev. Doug Benningfield and the Rev. Ralph Benningfield. Casket bearers were Bob Pierce, Paul Oliver, Bob Young, Gene Carroll, David Rakes, Harold Asher, Ron Short and Lindsey Flora. Honorary bearers were friends at Donut Days Bakery, the staff of Cardinal Health on Regency Road, including special friends Jack Royalty and John Walters, Neill Day, Anderson Roark, and Winston Swymm.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.



Jack L. Cook Jr., 58, of Georgetown, husband of Margaret Anne (Hall) Cook, died Thursday, June 17, 2004.

Born in Princeton, he was the son of the late Col. Jack L. and Ann Bevins Cook. He was a 1963 graduate of Georgetown High School, where he was named to the all-state football team and was awarded an athletic scholarship at Georgetown College, where he graduated in 1967. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. After graduating from Georgetown College, he began his 35 year career at IBM and Lexmark, where he received numerous awards and honors, and served as the coordinator of the United Way Fund. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Scott County School Board and the Committee for Educational Excellence. He was also on the board of directors at Hollen House. He coached Little League baseball, basketball, football, and soccer, and was an avid golfer and fisherman. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Georgetown, where he served as a vestry member and senior warden, and was a member of the building committee at St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Versailles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Dr. Christopher Andrew Cook, Louisville; a granddaughter, Ashley Cook, Georgetown; a grandson Christopher Andrew Cook II, Louisville; three sisters, Judi Brandenburg and Jayne Perkins, Lexington, and Jeana Oldham, Louisville; two brothers, Bill Cook, Winchester and Bob Cook, Portsmouth, N.H.; an uncle, Bill Bevins, Georgetown; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Memorial Fund, 161 N. Locust Street, Versailles, KY 40383. Memorial service arrangements are incomplete.



Donald Robert Crouch, 62, of Paddock Drive, died Saturday, June 19, 2004.

Born in Hammond, Ind., he was the son of Kay S. Crouch of Versailles and the late Arvel William Crouch. He had been both a Boy Scout leader and lifeguard and was a U. S. Army veteran. He was a machinist and owner of Don's Automotive Machine Shop and Parts in Lexington.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Debra Canter and Belinda Crouch, both of Versailles; a son, John Bates, Frankfort; a brother, Larry Crouch, Versailles, a granddaughter, Lauren Crouch, and his former wife, Marsha Crouch. A son, Donnie Douglas, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Steve Ward. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Humane Society or to the American Heart Association.

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Jan F. Hacker, 64, of Dunbar, W.Va., passed away Thursday, June 17, 2004.

Born May 30, 1940 in Hazard, he was the son of the late Beulah H. Ekris and Clayton Smith.

Survivors include a son, Chris C. Hacker, Winnsboro, S.C.; two grandchildren, Shane and Sabrina, Winnsboro, S.C.; a brother, Ronald C. Hacker, Versailles; a sister, Joan Livingston, Sumter, S.C.; two nieces, Kim Livingston, Raleigh, N.C., and Stephanie Wiseman, N. Wilkesboro, N.C.; and his stepfather, Chris Ekris, Lexington.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2004, at the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. James Bergman. No visitation is planned.

Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Simeon Willis Meigs, 57, of Richmond, Va., husband of Deborah F. Wyatt Meigs, died Friday, June 11, 2004.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1947, he was the son of Henry and Sally Meigs and grandson of Gov. and Mrs. Simeon Willis. He resided in Frankfort where his father, Henry, was a Franklin circuit judge for 24 years. His mother was a graduate of Margaret Hall School in Versailles. He attended an Episcopal convent school, then Frankfort schools, Kent School in Connecticut and the Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy. Before college, he spent a year in Lima, Peru, with his cousin, Dr. Edward Berg, a Peace Corps physician. He spent three years in the Marine Corps with overseas service in Okinawa and attended and graduated from Transylvania College in Lexington, and Marshall Wythe Law School in Williamsburg, Va. He was associated with the law firm of Parker, Pollard and Brown in Richmond and later with Erie Field Claims Insurance. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Richmond.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three daughters, Lauren Gray, Margaret Bleecker, and Sarah Willis; two brothers, William Averell and John Bleecker Averell; and a nephew, Randle Meigs Averell.

A memorial service was conducted at St. James Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va.. Arrangements by Pearson Funeral Home in Louisville.

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Dan Welch Richards, 79, of Versailles, husband of Lila Richards, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at Ft. Logan Hospital, Stanford.

Born in Montgomery County, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary Updike Richards and was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a former Keeneland employee for over 20 years and a former employee of Midway College

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Danna Brandenburg, Versailles; two sons, Charlie Richards, Versailles, and Larry Richards, Salvisa; nine grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, June 21, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Kesel. Burial was in Machpelah Cemetery, Mt. Sterling.

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Patrick A. Volpert, 63, of Kingston, N.Y., husband of Grace Rudolph Volpert, died Friday, June 18, 2004.

Born and raised in Louisville, he worked at I.B.M. in Lexington and Louisville. He moved from Versailles to New York in 1982.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 12 children, Barbara Volpert, Melbourne, Australia, Catherine Volpert Spencer, Frankfort, Gregory Volpert, Massachusetts, Sherry Weber, Bagdad, Jeffrey Volpert, North Carolina, Joshua Volpert, Kingston, Mark Deahl, Versailles, Deborah Reese, Midway, Lisa Rowe, Frankfort, Pamela Deahl, Maine, Valerie Deahl, Massachusetts, and David Deahl, New York; a sister, Edna Reinert; 13 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; and nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Fred and Harvey Volpert, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, June 21, 2004, at Simpson – Gaus Funeral Home, Kingston, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to Father Maloney's Boys' Haven, 2301 Goldsmith Lane, Louisville, KY 40218.

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