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June 24, 2010



Juanita Franklin Cushingberry, 80, of Versailles, widow of Brack Cushingberry, died Saturday, June 19, 2010, at her home.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late John and Jessie Garrett Franklin and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Versailles.

Survivors include two daughters, Alicia Cushingberry, Versailles, and Sandra (Timothy) Dale, Salt Lick; five sons, Brack Cushingberry Jr., Newport, John (Linda) Cushingberry, James Cushingberry, and Jeffery Cushingberry, all of Versailles, and Joseph Cushingberry, Frankfort; eight brothers, John (Hilga) Franklin, Germany, William (Alma) Franklin, Cleveland, Ohio, James Franklin, Gayle Franklin, Charles (Connie) Franklin, Stephen (Anna) Franklin, and Paul Franklin, all of Versailles, and Jerome (Sheila) Franklin, Salt Lick; a sister, Catherine McPherson, Versailles; two sisters-in-law, Anna Printers of Lawrenceburg, Jessie Franklin of Versailles; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A sister, Shirley Higgins, and a brother, Scott Hunter Franklin, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 23, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Willis Polk. Burial was in the Steele Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kevin Carter, Garland Jackson, Terry Jackson, Robert Maxberry, Coy Robinson, and Eugene Sears. Honorary bearers were Christopher Johnson, Joseph L. Cushingberry, Joseph P. Cushingberry Jr., Christopher Cushingberry, Ethan Dale, Eli Dale, and Isaac Dale.

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William Alexander "Sunny" Dunlap Jr., 87, of Lexington, husband of Elizabeth Bentley "Betty" Dunlap, died Friday, June 18, 2010, at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore.

Born April 4, 1923, in Versailles, he was the son of the late William Alexander Dunlap Sr. and Sallie Steele Dunlap. He was a lifelong resident of Central Kentucky and member of Pisgah Presbyterian Church. He entered the U.S. Army in 1944 as a second lieutenant with the 65th ID, the last Infantry Division formed during World War II. During the war, he served with 2nd Platoon, Baker Company, 261st Infantry Regiment, where his platoon became known as the "Super Second" and he earned the nickname "Battlewise." For combat actions in the 1945 Central European Rhineland campaigns, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the nationís second highest decoration, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the European Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII. In 2010 he was inducted into the University of Kentucky (UK) ROTC Hall of Fame. After retirement from the Army, he returned to Woodford County to farm on his familyís land on Old Frankfort Pike. He again entered public life from 1958 to 1960, serving as an administrator for the UK Contract Teams at the Institut Teknologi in Bandung, Indonesia. After earning a bachelorís degree in diplomacy and international commerce from the University of Kentucky in 1962, he returned to Thailand from 1966 to 1970, serving again with the UK Contract Teams to help the Thai government establish its academic systems and agricultural programs. From 1970 to 1980 he worked for the Volunteers of America (VOA), eventually earning the rank of major and retiring as the VOA Kentucky Post director. Under his leadership, the post increased the number of state-wide alcoholism recovery half-way homes from two to 14. After retirement, he served as a consultant to alcoholic recovery programs throughout the state, and various Pisgah Presbyterian volunteer roles, culminating as a sponsor of numerous ethnic and religious refugee families from Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

In addition to his wife of 24 years, he is survived by a daughter, Jennie Dunlap Mills; three stepchildren, Gordon Garrett, Stuart Garrett and Ann Goodwin; six grandchildren, Major James T. Mills III, Jennifer Jane Dunlap-Faraj, William Alexander Dunlap IV, David Wafford, Ashley Wafford, Jessica Garrett Zerrer; and two great-grandchildren. A son, William Alexander Dunlap III, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 22, at Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Woodford County.

Donations may be made to the Volunteers of America Kentucky Post Substance Abuse recovery programs or The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families.



Christopher M. Hunter, 35, son of Michael (Debbie) Hunter of Versailles and Sheila Hunter of Midway, died Monday, June 14, 2010.

Born Sept. 17, 1974, in Versailles he was a self-employed construction worker.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Kevin and Corey Hunter; his paternal grandparents, Billy and Lucille Hunter, Versailles; and a nephew, Brendyn Hunter. His maternal grandparents, Bill and Jean Cofer, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 19, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon.

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William F. Hall, 66, of Versailles, husband of Lois Jean Cole Hall, died Wednesday, June 16, 2010.

Born April 11, 1944, he was the son of the late William Fred and Linda North Hall. He was retired from Quebecor World.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cindy Lou Hortenbury, Nicholasville; two sons, William Monroe Hall, Nicholasville, and Darrell Wayne Hall, Frankfort; four granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; and two nieces.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 19, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Frankie Layne. Burial was in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dale and Marshall Cole, Billy and Darrell Hall, Jim Durham and Bob White. Honorary bearers were Heather Hall, Kelley Meeks, Drew Meeks, Brittany Hall, Angela Hortenbury, Hawk Morgan, Allison, Audrey and Amelia Wells, Bobby Walton, and John Hortenbury.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Anna Cleo "Pee Wee" Terrell Jackson, 84, of Frankfort, widow of J.B. Jackson, died Friday, June 18, 2010.

Born May 17, 1926, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Winfred Terrell Sr. and Amanda Hukill Terrell. She was a 1945 graduate of Elkhorn High School and a member of Buck Run Baptist Church. She worked at Crackliní Good in Louisville, and Stagg Distillery and Farmerís Bank, both in Frankfort.

Survivors include three nephews, Chuck Riddell, Doug Riddell, and Steve Terrell. A sister, Mary Elizabeth Terrell; and three brothers, Robert, Winfred Jr. (Wimpy), and Kenneth (Bootle) Terrell, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 22, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Chuck Henderson. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Chuck Riddell, Doug Riddell, Howard Velosky, Jimmy Kays, Ronnie Pulliam, and Steve Terrell.

Donations may be made to P.U.S.H., 959 Leestown Lane, Frankfort; Franklin County Humane Society, 1041 Kentucky Avenue, Frankfort; and LIFE House for Animals, 14 Fido Court, Frankfort.

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Ruth Elizabeth Hulette Southworth, 86, of Versailles, wife of Warren Southworth, died Monday, June 21, 2010, at her home.

Born Aug. 31, 1923, in Winchester, she was the daughter of the late William Hulette and Elizabeth (Fred) Clark, and was raised in Mortonsville. She retired in 1986 after 28 years with IBM. She enjoyed bingo at St. Leoís Catholic Church, house boating with her family, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the Daughters of the Nile, and the Odd Fellows Auxiliary.

In addition to her husband of 71 years, she is survived by three children, Edward (Barbara) Southworth, Carol (Ralph) Carpenter, and Robert (Gloria) Southworth; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Three brothers, George, Ernest, and Lewis Hulette, and three sisters, Mildred Redmon, Alice Lancaster, and Ora T. Clark, and a grandson, Robert Lewis Southworth, are deceased.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 7 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Melissa Sevier and Chaplain Rick McClung. Burial will follow a graveside service at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 25, in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Johnny Southworth, Chuck Dugan, Charles Southworth, Jaime Carpenter, Michael Southworth, Jonathan Southworth, and Scott Ackerman. Honorary bearers will be her great-grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or to the American Diabetes Association.

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Orpha Jean Stivers, of Lexington, died Saturday, June 19, 2010, at the Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Hazel Drake Lloyd. She was a nurse and a member of Southland Christian Church, were she was a youth coach.

Survivors include a daughter, Julie (Robbie) Slusher, Lexington; a granddaughter, Susanna Slusher; Lexington; a brother, Wayne (Janie) Lloyd; a niece, Jennifer Lloyd; and a great nephew, Zack Lloyd Dunn.

Services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today, Thursday, June 24, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Brewster McLeod. Entombment will follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Billy and Larry Enochs, Dale Slusher, Lenny Sheehan, Jesse Dunn, and Asher Combs.



Mildred Thompson 72, of Midway, widow of Woodney Thompson, died Sunday, June 20, 2010.

Born in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late John and Daisy Marbles Morris.

Survivors include four children, Dannie Thompson, Lawrenceburg, Sharon Cole, Lexington, Jeff Thompson, Lawrenceburg, and Steve Thompson, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Shirley Anderson, Washington County; a brother, Butch Armstrong, Midway; four grandchildren, Scott Markwell, Amanda Thompson, Heather Thompson, and Lee Thompson; and two great-grandchildren, Blake McDaniel and Austin Markwell.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, June 24, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Hunn Choy. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

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Olive W. Tingue, 93, of Georgetown, widow of Charles Tingue, died Saturday, June 19, 2010, at her home.

Born Oct. 22, 1916, in Lackey, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Jackson and Mary Preston Webb. She was a retired school teacher; she taught in Indiana, Floyd County, Ky., and retired from the Fayette County School System. She was active in Alpha Delta Kappa, was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and of International Reader Association. She was member of Kingís Way Assembly of God in Versailles. She was very involved in church work and was a volunteer in the community.

Survivors include a daughter; Cassandra Tingue (Richard) Anderson, Georgetown; two granddaughters, Suellyn (Dr. Robert) Warring, Georgetown, and Maribeth (Dillard) Caldwell, Tarpon Springs, Fla.; and seven great-grandchildren; Robert, Morgan and Spencer Warring, Cameron, Conner and Corbin Caldwell, and Hunter Sage Warring. Three brothers, Hurst Webb, Thomas Jackson Webb, and Zebb Webb, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 22, at Kingís Way Assembly of God by the Rev. Jeff Johnson and the Rev. Joe Girdler. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Family members were casket bearers. Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Kingís Way Assembly of God, 4175 Lexington Road, Versailles, KY 40383, or Amen House, 319 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 211, Georgetown, KY 40324.

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Jesse Douglas Ward, 87, of Midway, widower of Audrey Jones Ward, died Saturday, June 19, 2010, at his residence.

Born in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Joe E. and Effie Riddle Ward. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 32 years, serving as postmaster in Midway for 15 of those years. He was a longtime member of Midway Baptist Church, and served with the U.S. Army during World War II. After his retirement in 1980 as postmaster, he was employed by Kentucky State Government in Frankfort as a mail clerk. He was a past member of the Midway Lions Club, where he was awarded The Lion of the Year award in 1967, a member of Midway Buford Lodge #494, where he served as postmaster and District #26 deputy grand master. He had also served as president of the Midway PTA, the Midway High School Alumni Association, and had served on the Midway City Council.

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila (Bob) Wade; two grandsons, Jason and Josh Wade; and a great-grandson, Dalton Wade. A daughter, Brenda Joy Ward, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 22, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bob Wade, Jason Wade, Josh Wade, Dalton Wade, Ricky Baldwin, and Dennie Baldwin.

Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 1504 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502.

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