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June 28, 2001 issue


Sarann S. Goad

Sarann Shepherd Goad, 54, the daughter of the late Glenn C. Sr. and Mary Shepherd, who had lived at Shepherd Place and had founded the Glenhaven subdivision on Lexington Road, Versailles, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, of breast cancer at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.

Born Aug. 9, 1946, in Lexington, she lived and worked in North San Diego County for 23 years. She was a high school business teacher in San Marcos High School, with a master’s degree in career counseling. Her teaching goal was to make the educational experience practical in today’s work place. By designing and implementing the Subjects Academy Program, she revolutionized teaching methods and made a major contribution to the educational system. Ms. Goad attended North Coast Calvary Chapel, was a member of Phi Kappa Psi honorary society, Encinitas Trails Coalition, and the San Dieguito Riders Club. She loved her church, horseback riding, tennis, working with teenagers, and spending time with friends.

Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Douglas F. Goad of Encinitas; a daughter, Lisa Renee Lamoureaux, San Francisco, Calif.; a brother Glen C. Shepherd Jr., Austin, Texas; three nephews, and two nieces.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 23, at North Coast Calvary Chapel. Interment was in El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Scripps Foundation for Medicine and Science, P. 0. Box 2669, La Jolla, Calif. 92038 or to the Sarann Goad Fund, c/o North Coast Calvary Chapel, 7188 Avenica Encinas, Carlsbad, Calif. 92009.


Harney Howard

Harney Howard Jr., 74, of Harrodsburg, died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg.

Born Dec. 17, 1926, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late H. G. and Grace Weber Howard. He was a farmer, a Ronald Hurst Co. real estate agent, a member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church in Woodford County, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and an avid fisherman.

He is survived by three sons, Perry Wayne Howard, Jimmy Gill Howard, and Steven Lynn Howard, all of Mercer County; a daughter, Joy Sue Howard, Harrodsburg; eight sisters, Dorothy Cox, Viola Beasley, and Etta Harley, all of Lawrenceburg; Betty Scrogham, Graefenburg; Gussie Burns, Waynesburg; Gertrude Smith, Danville; Patsy Turner, Versailles, and Doris Karnezis, Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews, and his special friend, Valletta McCoun, Harrodsburg. A sister, Starlene Wiecek, and a grandchild are deceased.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home, Harrodsburg, by the Rev. J. H. Burns and the Rev. Jerel Coffey. Burial was in Burgin Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Roger Cox, Delbert Cox Jr., Bobby Cox, Richard Bottoms, Tony Perkins, Kenny McCoun, Bobby Carpenter, and Willard Huffman. Honorary bearers were Joe Kelty, Sonny Carroll, Truman Curtsinger, Edwin King, John Preston, Danny Noel, and Brennon Royalty.


Mary L. Jackson

Mary Lizia Jackson, 78, of 114 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Versailles, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

She was a native of Woodford County, a daughter of the late John and Sarah Jackson, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty Williams, Cincinnati, Ohio; two granddaughters, Terry Richards and Judy; three grandsons, Rudy Jr., Gary and Curtis Williams; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, James Ernest Jackson, Versailles; four sisters, Elizabeth Newby, Lou Ann Williams, and Sarah Jackson, all of Versailles, and Martha B. Miller, Cincinnati, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the First Baptist Church, Versailles, by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial was in the Steele Cemetery, Versailles. The Morgan Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.


John H. Kuether

John Herman Kuether, 94, of Versailles, widower of Mary Miller Kuether, died Wednesday, June 20, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

A native of Milwaukee, Wis., he was a son of the late Frederick C. and Elizabeth Volbert Kuether. He was a retired jewelry salesman.

Mr. Kuether is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington, by the Rev. Frank Sherry. Casket bearers were John Graul, Dr. William Graul, Stony Padgett, William C. Reynolds Jr., Howard Adams Jr., Matthew Padgett, and Howard Vernon Adams. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions are suggested to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Ave., Versailles 40383.


Delbert Raider

Delbert Raider Jr., 82, of 1376 Gastineau Lane, Versailles, husband of Gladys H. Raider, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at his residence.

Born in Estill County, he was a son of the late Delbert T. Sr. and Florence Brandenburg Raider, and was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church. He had retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons; was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Landmark Lodge No. 41, F. & A.M.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by two sons, Tony Raider, Versailles, and Joseph D. Raider, Wilmore; three sisters, Mildred Eckman, Lawrenceburg; Ann Shryock, Lexington, and Joyce Benedict, Versailles; three grandchildren, Pamela Seamands, Wilmore; Emily Raider, Lexington, and Anissa Davis, Versailles; and four great-grandchildren, Kayla Seamands, Andrew Seamands, Rebekah Davis, and Alexandra Davis. A grandson, Edgar Duke Penn II; three sisters, Ruth Richards, Gay Shotwell, and Phyllis Raider, and a brother, Kenneth Raider, are deceased.

Visitation was held Tuesday, June 26, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles. Private services were followed by interment in the Versailles Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to one’s favorite charity.


John E. Soper

John Estill Soper Jr., 75, of Carlisle, husband of Linda Riley Soper, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at his home.

He was born April 30, 1926, in Nicholas County, the son of the late John E. Sr. and Edna Geraldine Herrin Soper. He was a lifelong resident of the Ellisville community.

He was a graduate of Carlisle High School, attended Berea College, was a 1949 graduate of the University of Kentucky, was a member of Alpha Zeta, Block & Bridle and Phi Sigma Kappa fraternities, was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, and taught agriculture to World War II veterans.

He was district director of the USDA Federal Crop Insurance Corp., was the owner and manager of Stoney Creek Farms, was a past chairman of the Nicholas County Democratic Party, was past president of the Nicholas County Historical Society, was a charter member of Lloyd George Post 8666, V.F.W., started and was first president of the Nicholas County Athletics Boosters, was a former secretary and vice-president of Nicholas County Farm Bureau, a member of the UK Alumni Association, a lifetime member of the UK College of Agriculture Association, was a Mason, and was a member and deacon emeritus of the Carlisle First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where he was a past chairman of the church board.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John E. Soper III, Versailles; a daughter, Marsha Wright, Paris; a stepson, Jeff Smith, Campbell, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Smith, Lexington; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter, and a step-granddaughter.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Carlisle First Christian Church by the Rev. Jeremy Newman. Burial was in the Carlisle Cemetery. The Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home, Carlisle, was in charge of arrangements. Contributions are suggested to the Carlisle First Christian Church.


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