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June 3, 2010



Dora Lee Avery, 91, of Lexington, widow of Leroy Avery, died Friday, May 21, 2010, in Woodbridge, Va.

Born Oct. 9, 1918, in Midway, she was the daughter of the late George and Margaret Hale. She was a retired cafeteria worker and a member of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church.

Survivors include three sons, Leroy Avery Jr. (Diana) and Derwin Avery, Chicago, Ill, and Napoleon Avery (Diana Cosme-Avery), Woodbridge, Va.; a daughter, Ruth Avery, Lexington; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, June 11, at St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church by the Rev. Troy Thomas. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens. Mountcastle Torch Life Celebration Home, Dale City, Va., is in charge of arrangements.



Charles Cottrell Sr., 77, of Campbellsville, formerly of Versailles, husband of Betsy Ann Cottrell, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

Born Aug. 13, 1932, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Thomas Ray Cottrell and Frances Farrow Cottrell.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Charles Francis Cottrell Jr., Campbellsville; a daughter, Darlene Roberts, Midway; two stepdaughters, Gladys Marie Fredricks, of Brookville, and Michelle Smith, Midway; a stepson, Gale Clark, Winchester; two step-grandchildren, Wesley Brown and Shawn Warmouth; two sisters, Joyce Dailey (Bobby) and Ann Birch (Gene), Versailles.

A brother, Tommy Cottrell, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Friday, May 28, at the Lebanon National Cemetery in Lebanon. Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, Campbellsville, was in charge of arrangements.



Cora Mae Eldridge, 67, formerly of Frankfort, widow of Arthur Eldridge, died Friday, May 28, 2010, at Porterfield Health & Rehab in Macon, Ga.

Born Dec. 17, 1942, in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late Rowen Wesley and Ula Vivian Moore Ramsey. She was a retired cook at Western Hills High School and a member of Farmdale Baptist Church. She enjoyed watching animals on television and listening to gospel music.

Survivors include two daughters, Corina (Billy) Curtis, Frankfort, and Lisa (Doug) Petto, Warner Robins, Ga.; a son, Arthur Eldridge Jr., Frankfort; three brothers, David (Peggy) Ramsey, Science Hill, and Edward (Eldine) and James (Jackie) Ramsey, both of Indiana; seven sisters, Margaret Padgett, Norwood, Ohio, Katherine Asbury, Lancaster, Irene (Ray) Duncan, Versailles, Betty Ramsey, Science Hill, Wanda (Mike) Cummins, Frankfort, Brenda Luttrell, Stanford, and Linda (David) Gregory, Science Hill; five grandchildren, Allison Eldridge, Kristy Reece, Pamela Eldridge, Dustine Reece and Christopher Eldridge; and two great-grandchildren, Hailey Sullivan and Brooklynn Devers. A son, Kris Eldridge, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 2, at Barnett-Demrow Funeral Home, Waynesburg. Burial was in Double Springs Cemetery.

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Betty Marie Moberly, 77, of Lexington, widow of William Moberly, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Leesburg, Fla.

Born in Irvine, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Wiseman Abney House and Elza Abney.

Survivors include a brother, J.B. Abney, Stamping Ground; a sister, Irene Campbell, California; her children, William (Patricia) Moberly, Lexington, Glenn Russell (Darleine) Moberly, Missouri, Cecil (Sharlene) Moberly, Leesburg, Fla., Deborah (Barry) Moberly, Lexington, Jeffrey (Teresa) Moberly, Nicholasville, and Joyce Lynn (Stephen) Miller, Versailles; 18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 2, at Kerr Brothers Funeral, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Contributions are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation of Kentucky, 250 East Liberty Street, #710, Louisville, KY 40202.



Rex Conway Mooneyham, 74, of Lexington, husband of Pearl Key Mooneyham, died Sunday, May 30, 2010.

A former resident of the Versailles area, he was retired after 35 years in management from the R.C. Motor Lines and Overnite Transportation Company. He was a 26-year member of the Landmark Masonic Lodge #44 in Versailles.

In addition to his wife of 53 years, he is survived by two daughters, Connie M. (Robert) Bagwell and Cindy M. (Wilbur) Duke; and five grandchildren, Caiti, Rachel and Bo Bagwell, and Jesse and Ashley Duke. A son, Steve Mooneyham, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 2, at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner, N.C.. Burial was in Montlawn Memorial Park with Masonic rites. Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.



Aldena C. Owens, 91, of Kings Mountain, formerly of Virgie in Pike County, widow of Theodore R. Owens, died Friday, May 21, 2010, at her home.

Born May 15, 1919, in Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of the late George and Rosella Margaret Stone Jonas. She was the former owner and operator of Virgie Food Shop in Pike County. She was an artist, poet, avid reader and storyteller. She was a member of the Virgie Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, George Samuel Owens (Roberta), Versailles, and James Otis Owens (Sherry), Clarkdale, Ariz.; a daughter, Sandra Rose Clark (Ronnie), Kings Mountain; seven grandchildren; Vicky McGrath (Patrick), Bowling Green, Dina Johnson (Griffin), Versailles, Jason Owens, Columbus, Ohio, Justin Owens, Cincinnati, Joshua Clark (Sarah), Paris, Benjamin Clark (Shannon), Lexington, and Seth Clark, Nicholasville; 10 great-grandchildren Maggie, Owen and Samuel McGrath, Grayson, Abigail and Anderson Johnson, Alexandra Owens, Isabel Clark, and Grace and Raeleigh Clark; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members. A brother, Roy Greer; and two sisters, Anna Anderson and Billy June Wilson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 25 at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home, Waynesburg. Burial was in the family cemetery. Casket bearers were Jason Owens, Justin Owens, Joshua Clark, Benjamin Clark, Seth Clark, Patrick McGrath, and Griffin Johnson. Honorary bearers were Vicky McGrath, Dina Johnson, Sarah Clark, and Shannon Clark.

Memorials are preferred to the Lincoln County Humane Society.



Judy Ann Crawley Pelfrey, 77, of Versailles, died Sunday, May 30, 2010.

Born June 28, 1932, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late William F. Hendricks and Geneva Rosella Travis Hendricks. She was an employee of Fayette and Woodford County sheriff’s departments and was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Ann (Paul) Huffman, Versailles, Margie Lee (Al) Bennett, Cynthiana, and Tina Marie (Joe) Cairell, Cynthiana; a son, Richard Todd (Deanna) Crawley, Cynthiana; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janice Louise Turner, Lexington, and Carlis Marie Bennett, Frankfort; and two brothers, William F. Hendricks Jr. and Allen Zane Hendricks, both of Lexington.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, June 3, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Bobby Lake. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Mark Hendricks, Stephen Hendricks, BJ Owens, Josh Cairell, Shannon Tyler Clem, and Danny Toler. Honorary bearers will be Paul Huffman, Joseph Cairell, David Allen Bennett, William F. Hendricks Jr., Allen Hendricks, Lonnie Bennett, Hugh J. Turner, Craig Hendricks, Tim Bennett, Aaron Bennett, Hugh David Turner, and Ashley Turner.

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Pinkie McIntyre Spriggs, 98, of Lexington, widow of Theodore "Uncle Teddy" Spriggs, died Thursday, May 27, 2010.

Born in Woodford County, and formerly of Dayton, Ohio,, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Nannie Baker McIntyre.

Survivors include a special great nephew, Albert Kennedy, Versailles; a special niece, Cheryl Jenkins, Dayton, Ohio; and a several generations of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Six sisters, Louise, Nola, Annette, Minnie Bell, Mattie T., and Thelma; and a brother, Lawrence, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 2, at the St. Matthews A.M.E. Church, Midway. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.



Edward "Red" Turner, 87, of Wilmore, widower of Lucinda Hendren Turner, died Monday, May 31, 2010, at Pine Meadows Health Care after an extended illness.

A native of Woodford County, he was born March 1, 1923, the son of the late Ned and Frona Sparks Turner. He was a member of the Mt. Freedom Baptist Church and a retired employee of Carey & Adams.

Survivors include a daughter Barbara Ann Turner, Lexington; a brother, Roy Turner Mary M.), Lexington; and a nephew, Steve Thomas, Louisville. A brother, Arthur R. Turner, and a sister, Maxine Smith, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, June 3, at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Don Reed. Burial will be in Bluegrass Memorial Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Pine Meadows Health Care Resident Christmas Fund or to one’s favorite charity.


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