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June 26, 2014



Jessie W. Bumgardner, 86, widow of Jack Collette Bumgardner, died Wednesday, June 19, 2014, at Lake Wales Medical Center, Lake Wales, Fla.

Born Nov. 7, 1927, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late William and Edna (Holland) Blackburn. She has been a resident of the Lake Wales area since 1977, coming from Seminole, Fla. She retired as a secretary for GE after 25 years. She was active in her church and Watersedge activities. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and knitting. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Cone, Lake Wales, Fla., and Marian Shelton, Land O’Lakes, Fla.; a son; Garry (Victra) Bumgardner, Springfield, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister are deceased.

Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales, Fla., by Pastor Herb Schlenker.

Memorial donations may be made to DBSA- Depression-Bipolar Support Alliance Attn: Development Dept., 730 N Franklin Street, Suite 501, Chicago, IL 60654.

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John C. Jackson, 63, of Frankfort, husband of Anne Elliston Jackson, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at his home.

Born Feb. 24, 1951, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late William and Mabel Johnson Jackson. He was a retired data base analyst for the Commonwealth Office of Technology and a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent DePaul Society, the Kentucky Walking Horse Association HIO, and the Ohio Valley Walking Horse Association. He was a former board of directors member for the Kentucky Walking Horse Association and a founding member of the Kentucky Walking and Racking Horse Trainers Association.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Mark M. (Selina) Mahoney, Georgia; a daughter-in-law, Heather Mahoney, Lexington; two sisters, Phyllis (Larry) Stigers, Midway, and Judy (Jeff) Scott, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Billy (Lea Ann) Jackson, Lawrenceburg; and seven grandchildren, Alexandra Mahoney, David Mahoney, Kaden Mahoney, Chase Logan, Gabriel Matta, Marissa Matta and Kayla Matta. A son, Brandon P. Mahoney, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, June 26, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Frankfort, by Fr. Charles Howell. Burial will be in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers will be David Mahoney, Kaden Mahoney, Billy Scott Jackson, Steven Jackson, Larry Alan Stigers, Brian Stigers, Jared Scott, Darren Jackson, Chris Jackson and Chase Logan. Honorary bearers will be Joe Penn and Reid Elliston. Visitation will be held today from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Donations are recommended to St. Vincent DePaul Society, PO Box 571, Frankfort, KY 40602; Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601; and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, In Memory of John Jackson, 301 E. Main St. Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40202.

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Hazel Lay McKinney, 71, widow of James "Hard Hat" McKinney, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo.

Born Nov. 3, 1942, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Logan and Ida Hicks Lay. She was employed for many years as a CMA at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Survivors include three daughters, Rita McKinney Penrod, Versailles, Pam Gilpin, Nicholasville, and Francis Watkins, Willisburg; two sons, Paul McKinney, Colorado, and Karl McKinney, Washington; a sister, Shirley Hamilton, Versailles; a brother, Coy Lay, Versailles; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A son, James Dale McKinney, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, June 26, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Bro. Gilbert Sargent. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jeff Penrod, Paul McKinney, Karl McKinney, Blake Penrod, Bob Johnson, and Bobbie Johnson.

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L CPL Jonathan Thomas Price, 26, of Versailles, husband of Megan Price, died Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Born May 4, 1988, in Lexington, he was the son of Debbie Reynolds Price of Versailles and John Price Jr. of Lawrenceburg. He attained the rank of lance corporal with the United States Marine Corps. He was also employed with Link Belt in Lexington and attended Southside Christian Church.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his stepmother, Susan Price, Lawrenceburg; his mother-in-law, Katie Bledsoe, Midway; two sisters-in-law, Brittany Ehrlich, Midway, and Melanie (Alex) Biddle, Ludlow; his grandparents, Tommie Reynolds, John and Carolyn Price, Peggy Walker, Ralph Hedgespeth, and Doug and Yvonne Bledsoe; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. His grandmother, Shirley Reynolds Hedgespeth, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 25, at Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home, Campbellsville. Burial was in Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Casket bearers were Chris Lawson, Josh Slugantz, Josh Spalding, Brian Jones, Cam Jones, Josh Powell, Mark Willoughby, Wes Slugantz, Chris Chunat, and Keith Richardson. Honorary bearers were his Marine brothers.

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Lois S. Jones, 77, of Lexington, died Monday, June 23, 2014.

Born in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Annetta Lippert Shumate. She was a retired secretary for IBM.

Survivors include a daughter, Mitzi Martha; two sons, Barry and Kevin Jones; a sister, Doris Joseph, all of Lexington; a brother, John Shumate, Midway; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at

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Steve "Tetaw" Shryock, 61, of Versailles, husband of Cindy Lane Shryock, died Monday, June 23, 2014.

A native of Woodford County, he was born on July 25, 1952, the son of the late Albert and Doris Richardson Shryock. He was a farmer, carpenter and a deputy at the Woodford County Detention Center in charge of maintenance. He was also a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife of 43 years, he is survived by a daughter, Michele (Chris) Rankin, Versailles; a son, Jeremy (Rebecca) Shryock, Versailles; a sister, Linda (Ray) Popp, Midway; a brother, Philip (Judy) Shryock, Texas; seven grandchildren, Austin Rankin, Lannon Settles, Greyson Rankin, Creighton Rankin, Jackson, Drew and Colt Shryock; a great-grandson, Ian Rankin; three special sisters-in-law, Kathy (Mike) James, Faye Shelton and Dana Lane; three special brothers-in-law, Fred (Margaret) Lane, Don (Monna) Lane, and J.M. (Pat) Lane; and many special nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 27, at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church by the Rev. Mike James and the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial will follow in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jeremy Shryock, Chris Rankin, Lannon Settles, Kevin Lane, Robert Richardson, John Richardson, Ricky Woods and Philip Shryock. Honorary bearers will be his seven grandsons.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, June 26, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cowboy Up for a Cure (

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