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June 30, 2005

 

 

Baker

  Florence Ponder Baker, 90, widow of Lowell Baker, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at Cambridge Place in Lexington.

Born Sept. 14, 1914, in Garrard County, she was a member of Versailles Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a brother, Glenn Ponder, Berea; a special nephew, Lynn Baker, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, June 30, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, by Dr. Melissa Sevier. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Buddy Baker, Wayne Baker, Ronald Baker, Barry Baker, Charles W. Baker Jr., and John Hill.

Visit www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Bobbitt

  Harold Bobbitt, 53, of E. Stephens Street, Midway, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Joe and Geneva Semones Bobbitt. He was a retired Tococo employee and a 1970 graduate of Woodford County High School.

Survivors include a sister, Linda Bobbitt Hall, Clay City.

Services were conducted Monday, June 27, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Ambrose Wilson. Interment was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Stanley Pennie, Wally Branson, Brandon Bobbitt, Richard Wright, Matthew Popp, Joe Routt, Danny Berger, and Johnny Jones.

 

Burgess

  Joseph L. “Little Joe” Burgess Jr., 75, of Nicholasville, widower of Edna Jean Reed Burgess, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a son of the late Joseph L. Sr. and Virginia Evans Burgess. He was a U. S. Army veteran during World War II and was a flyweight boxing champion while in the service. He was a retired jockey and horseman at Keeneland and other racetracks.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Prather, Carlisle, and Linda Brown, Corinth; three sons, Tony Burgess, Nicholasville, and David Burgess and Danny Burgess, both of Lexington; a brother, Norman C. “Buck” Burgess, Louisville; a sister, Joann Filopovic, Reading, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, June 24, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Dan Barnes. Honorary casket bearers were Greg Brown, Dale Prather, Bill Dufficey, Joe Dunn, Sean Brown, Stephen Brown, Anthony Burgess, Thad Burgess, Ben Prather, and Chris Prather.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Collins

  Walter Clinton Collins, 92, of Zion Hill, husband of Margaret Raglin Collins, died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at the Georgetown Health Care Center.

Born June 11, 1913, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Zack and Mary Harris Collins. He served for four years in the U. S. Army during World War II. After leaving the service, he moved to Dayton, Ohio, where he was an employee of General Motors. He was a member of the Mt. Enon Baptist Church in Dayton.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Anna Mae Scott, Lexington; three granddaughters, Chandra Gray, Lexington, Angela Scruggs, Midway, and O’Kescha Wilson, Lexington; and five great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Maggie and Zenobia; six brothers, Earnest, Zack, Dan, Lucien, Joe, and Bill, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. today, Thursday, June 30, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Clyde Beverly. Interment will follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Casket bearers will be Whitney Hughes, Jeff Blair, Spencer Hughes, Anthony Lewis, Glenn Wilson, and Issac Hughes. Honorary bearers will be John Devine, Roy Raglin, Kad Mulder, and Julian Wilson.

 

Ryker

  Robert Ryker, 76, of 835 Mildred Street, husband of Juanita Barrett Ryker, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Ansel T. and Mabel Holmes Ryker. He was a retired employee of GTE, was a member of the Woodford Community Christian Church, and was a former U.S. Naval reservist.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six daughters, Judy Long, Gail Moses, Becky Bruno, Kelly Coldiron, Lori Barnes, all of Lexington, and Andrea Knight, Versailles; a son, Michael Ryker, Winchester; a stepdaughter, Karen Casey, Lexington; three sisters, Betty Morgan, Tampa, Fla., Helen Delph, Lexington, and Lorraine Knox, Indiana; a brother, Roy Ryker, Stamping Ground; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 25, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Randy Nation. Interment was at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Al Casey, Tom Poe, Billy Ryker, Tim Ryker, Joe Ryker, and Tyler Casey.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Community Christian Church.

 

Simpson

  Raymond Albert Simpson, 58, of Georgetown, husband of Laurie Ann Kelter Simpson, died Monday, June 20, 2005, at his residence following a long illness.

A native of Middletown, N.Y., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Simpson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He was an assistant grocery stock manager for the Kroger Company in Versailles and was a member of American Legion Post 67 in Versailles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jesse Raymond Simpson, Georgetown; a daughter, Marilyn Gaydos, Georgetown; and a granddaughter.

Services were conducted Thursday, June 23, at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, Frankfort, by the Rev. David Smith.

Contributions may be made to the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital, A.B. Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY 40536.

 

Wallace

  Andrea Hays Wallace, 61, of Versailles, wife of Robert Keith Wallace, died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born June 14, 1944, in Lebanon, Ky., she was the daughter of Kate Christerson Belamy, Cape Coral, Fla., and Douglas Hays, Springfield. She was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church in Frankfort and a homemaker. She was a 1962 graduate of Harrodsburg High School and attended the University of Kentucky.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a son, Robert Kevin Wallace, Versailles; a daughter, Suzanne Wallace, Frankfort; four grandchildren, David Hogg, Lacy, Madison, and Rachel Wallace; a sister, Kathy Moffitt, Cape Coral, Fla.; two half-brothers, Doug and Mark Hays, Vero Beach, Fla.; two nieces, Jennifer Thomas, Cape Coral, Fla., and Deandra Schreiner, O’Fallen, Mo.; four great-nephews; two half-brothers; and three aunts.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 29, at Carey & Son Funeral Home, Springfield, by the Rev. Ty Clenney. Burial was at Cemetery Hill, Springfield. Casket bearers were David Hogg, Tom Boblitt, Hunter Coleman, Bruce Cocanougher, Stewart Cocanougher, and Ken Christerson.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the American Cancer Society.

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Wilcox

  John H. Wilcox, 72, of Versailles, husband of Mallie Taylor Wilcox, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born Jan. 7, 1933, in Bell County, he was the son of the late Nelson and Sadie Brascomb Wilcox. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was owner of Wilcox Excavating and Concrete. He was a member of The Church of God, Lexington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sandra Beasley, Versailles; two sons, Johnny Lee Wilcox and Greg Wilcox, both of Versailles; five sisters, Geneva Barr, West Virginia, Mearl Reynolds, Elizabethtown, Helen Bare, North Carolina, Irene Fling, North Carolina, and Nellie Miracle, Versailles; two brothers, Earl Wilcox, Lawrenceburg, and Clarence Wilcox, Richmond; and five grandchildren. A daughter, Paula L. Wilcox, and a granddaughter are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 25, at the Church of God of Prophesy, Versailles, by Pastor Shane Wilcox. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Charles Miracle, Jim Wilcox, Mike Wilcox, Doug Taylor, Matthew Pope, and Mike Taylor. Honorary bearers were Clyde Eller, Gene McDaniel, and Larry Wayne Fling. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made online at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com .

 

Winters

  Charles M. Winters, 77, of Frankfort, husband of Marie Purvis Winters, died Monday, June 20, 2005, at his home.

A native of Lockport, he was the son of the late Willie and Susie Mae Gilbert Winters. He was the owner/operator of Winter’s Construction Company and of the Pentecostal faith.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Robin Rena Rogers, Versailles; three sons, Danny Winters, Versailles, Jerome Meredith Winters, Lawrenceburg, and Charles Randall Winters, Waddy; two brothers, Gilbert Winters, LaGrange, and Lester Winters, Indiana; a stepson, Scott McClain, Versailles; a stepdaughter, Patsy Lewis, Shelbyville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A brother, James Winters, and a sister, Virginia Winters, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 22, at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, Shelbyville, by the Rev. Jesse O. Baxter. Burial was in the Simpsonville Masonic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Wright

  Paul C. Wright, 79, of Versailles, husband of Louise Wilson Wright, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born Aug. 12, 1925, in Scott County, he was the son of the late John and Lillian Curtis Wright. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He retired as owner and engineer for WMB, Inc and was a member of the University Heights Church of Christ in Lexington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Barbara Jane Smith and Peggy Slugantz, both of Versailles; three sons, Richard Lee Wright, Somerset, Paul Curtis Wright Jr. and Donald Wayne Wright, both of Versailles; two sisters, Evelyn Hardy, Stamping Ground, and Ada Carol Markwell, Versailles; a brother, John Wayne Wright, Nicholasville; and six grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, June 24, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Bill Robinson. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Bret Wright, Marc Wright, Adam Wright, Stephen Slugantz, Steve Slugantz, and Billy Fish.

Condolences may be sent to www.clarkfuneralchapels.com .

 

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