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June 27, 2013



Patsy Jean Atwell, 71, of Lexington, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Born May 20, 1942, in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Warren Edward and Margaret Tabscott Blades Woods. She was a retired sales clerk for McAlpinís/Dillardís, and was a member of Lane Allen Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lexington. She was a volunteer at Military Missions and enjoyed scrapbooking.

Survivors include two sons, Nelson Atwell (Teresa), Bydgoszcz, Poland, and Greg Atwell (Tammy), Roswell, N.M.; three grandchildren, Donnie Atwell, Timothy Atwell, and Dorothy Atwell; a great-grandchild, Jakob Atwell; a sister, Wanda Wiley; an aunt, Estelle Osborne; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 26, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, by Pastor Pavel Goia. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504 or the American Cancer Society, 1504 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502.



Joseph Lonnie Bradley, 19, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of James Samuel (Kathy) Bradley and Lana Cook (Greg) Hodge. He was a student at the University of Kentucky, a member of the UK Menís Choir and a talented fire spinner.

In addition to his parents and step-parents, he is survived by a sister, Kimberly Sapp, Burgin; a brother, Jeremy Sapp, Harrodsburg; his grandparents, Joe and Faye Cook, Frankfort, and Ray and Diane Hodge, Nicholasville; two nephews, Jacob and John Luke; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. His grandparents the Rev. Lonnie and Billie Bradley are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 22, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel, Harrodsburg, by Larry Holbrook. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bailey Joyce, Jonathan Murphy, Jeremy Sapp, Jeremy Mitchell, Michael Cooley and Brad Nally. Honorary bearers were Jay Mattingly, Richie Hamilton, Michael Osbourne, Joe Nally, Joe Cook, and Greg Hodge.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Red Cross Blood Bank.

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Kelly Howard, 91, of Frankfort, widower of Alice May Howard, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at his home.

Born in Wilmore, he was the son of the late Marion and Vena Mae Haggin Howard. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps. He was retired and had been a butcher at Kroger in Frankfort and later worked for Smith-Kline-Beecham as a courier.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret (Gary) Logan and Kitty (Rex) Miller, both of Frankfort; a son, Charles Kelly (Marilyn) Howard, Nashville, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Mary Jean Howard Wasson and Marie Suzette Howard Smith, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, June 26, at the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, 4029 Airport Road, Lexington, KY 40510.

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Darryl Wayne Penn, 46, of Millville, son of David and Glenda Penn, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was a 1987 graduate of Woodford County High School and was a member of the Millville Baptist Church. He was an active member of the Millville Sportsmanís Club, the Sunday afternoon Croquet Club, the Horseshoe Pitchers Club, and the Cornhole Club.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two children, Darryl Wayne Penn Jr., Millville, and Ashley Nicole Penn, Morehead; a sister, Delana Moore, Mercer County; and a brother, David A. (Kim) Penn, Millville.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, June 26, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Jeff Douglas. Casket bearers were Grant Penn, Paul Walker, Brian Johnson, Stiles Miller, Steve Goodrich, and Earl Fletcher. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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