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Versailles, Ky.


 

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June 5, 2008

 

Bates

Janice Bates, 67, of Versailles, died Monday, June 2, 2008.

Born in Mt. Sterling, she was the daughter of the late Robert Bates and Hazel Johnson Bates. She attended First Christian Church in Versailles and had retired from the federal government as a secretary.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Gaunce (Landon) Caldwell, New Albany, Ind., and Susan Gaunce (Lee) Godman, St. Cloud, Fla.; a sister, Ardith Scott, Glencoe; and two grandchildren, Lexi and Dane Caldwell.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, June 5, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Black. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Paris.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Ehn

Jeffrey Thomas Ehn, 55, of Versailles, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008.

Services will be held at a later date in California. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Goins

Lanny E. Goins, 66, of Frankfort, husband of Susan S. Goins, died Monday June 2, 2008.

Born in Evadale, Texas, he was the son of the late Lance Goins and Elnora Hester. He served with the U.S. Army until retirement and was a Vietnam veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Susan Elizabeth Olges, Louisville, and Stephanye Caye Schlesner, Wisconsin; a son, Jeffrey Allen Goins, Georgetown; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his stepfather, James M. Stephens, Texas; two brothers, Donnie Goins and Ricky Goins, both of Texas.

Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. today, Thursday June 5, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service. Donations may be made in Lanny Goinsís name to the Frankfort Civitan Club.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Hollon

James David Hollon, 45, Frankfort, died Tuesday May 27, 2008.

Born in Bath County, he was the son of Nancy Hollon, Paris, and the late James Hollon. He worked as a mechanic for Henson Auto.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, James Thomas Hollon, Frankfort; four sisters, Sue Robinson, Paris, Maudie Hullette and Mary Robinson, Frankfort, and Pearlie Proffitt, Clay City; and a brother, Jessie Hollon, Frankfort. A son, James Edward Floyd, and a sister, Irene Martin, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, June 2, at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Hughes

John Lee Hughes, 86, of Mt. Washington, husband of Helen Hughes, died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at his residence.

Born in Snowden, Ala., he was the son of the late Bennett F. Hughes and Lyda F. Hughes. He grew up on the Kentucky River at Clifton, graduated from Versailles High School in 1939 and attended Eastern Kentucky University. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 9th Air Force as a P-38 fighter pilot. He also served in the Army of Occupation with the European Air Transport Service. He was vice president and secretary of BeechGrove Realty in Louisville.

In addition to his wife of 47 years, he is survived by two sons, Thomas A. Hughes, Mt. Washington, and John B. Hughes, Shelbyville; two grandchildren, John Hunter F. Hughes and Katie Scarlett Hughes, both of Shelbyville; and a sister, Elizabeth Cunningham, St. Louis, Mo.

Services were conducted Sunday, June 1, at the Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Disabled American Veterans.

 

McIntyre

Bernal Wheeler "B."McIntyre, 45, of Versailles, husband of Marie Bentley McIntyre, died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 1, 2008, in Titusville, Fla., while on vacation.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Billy McIntyre, Versailles, and the late Susie Wheeler McIntyre. He was the meat department manager for the Versailles Kroger store, and was a Kroger employee for over 30 years.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two children, Danielle McIntyre, Berea, and Mason McIntyre, Versailles; a brother, Billy (Paula) McIntyre Jr., Burgin; his grandmother, Emma Wheeler, Versailles; two aunts, Bernice Robinson, Lawrenceburg, and Carol Ann Carpenter, Baton Rouge, La. A brother, Bryan McIntyre, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Lehman. Interment will follow at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Billy McIntyre Jr., Stacy Short, Clayton Manley, Charlie Brown, Porter Hilen, and Joe Bentley. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, June 5, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Christian School, 320 Hope Lane, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Redmond

William F. "Bill" Redmond, 66, of Midway, husband of Nancy Redmond, died Monday, June 2, 2008.

The son of the late John R. and Edith Redmond, he was a former blacksmith in Central Kentucky and farm manager at Fawn Leap Farm.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sheila F. Redmond and Joan Adele Conder (Sam), both of Midway; a sister, Claudia Riley (James W.), Maryland; two grandchildren, David and Chase Conder; and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Marilyn Joan Barnes and Patsy Redmond; and a brother, Johnny Redmond, are deceased.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, June 5, at the Midway Cemetery. W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, in Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm.

 

Simms

Robert Stanley "Bobby" Simms Sr., 87, husband of Ada McKenney Simms, died Monday, June 2, 2008.

A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, he was employed by Hillenmeyer Nurseries for 23 years prior to developing his own landscape service.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Darla Simms, Lexington, Nancy (Calvin) Kidwell, Georgetown, and Karen (Mike) Morris, Lexington; two sons, Bobby (Paulette) Simms Jr., Columbus, Ohio, and David (Ruth) Simms, Lawrenceburg; five sisters; two brothers; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. today, Thursday, June 5, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Baldridge and Dr. Harold Tatman. Interment with military honors will be at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Donnie McKenney, Phil Kitchen, Gerald Robinson, Kenny Hounshell, Jay Nagle, Mike Morris, Calvin Kidwell, and Ruth Simms.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Smith

Robert T. "Bobby" Smith, 69, son of the late Robert and Maria Smith, died Friday, May 30, 2008, in Ordinary, Va.

Survivors include a daughter, Hydrena Francis, Virginia; a son, Robert T. Smith Jr., Germany; four sisters, Anna Smith, Lexington, Carmen Mason, Nicholasville, and Beverly Smith and Patricia Murrell, Versailles.

Services will be conducted today, Thursday, June 5, at Carter Funeral Home, 251 Richneck Road, Newport News, Va.

Guest book at www.carterfuneralhome.com.

 

Watson

Carl Peter Watson, 48, of East Hampton, N.Y., died on Tuesday, May 27, 2008.

Born Sept. 11, 1959, in Louisville, he was the son of Kentucky author and former Versailles resident Joanna Holt Watson, Louisville, and the late Carl Peter Watson Sr. He was a metal sculptor who showed his work at the Paula Cooper Gallery in New York City and other venues, produced structural and decorative metalwork, and helped install sculptures by other prominent artists. He earned a masterís degree in fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. and was vice president of Louisville Bridge and Iron from 1991 to 1996.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Ian Holt Watson; and a sister, Carla Watson, Louisville.

Services were conducted at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.

 

White

Joe N. White, 67, of Versailles, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at his residence.

Born in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Kyle and Eulene Coyle White. He was a retired contractor, a U. S. Army veteran, and was a Baptist.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie (Bryan) Roser, Georgetown, and Donna White, Versailles; two sons, Larry (Charity) White, Frankfort, and Jeff (Piper) White, Versailles; three brothers, Jim White, Lancaster, and Bill White and Jack White, Lexington; a sister, Sue Conley, Lexington; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A sister, Arlene Estep and a brother, Arnold White, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 3, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Danny White. Burial with military honors was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Kyle White, Steven White, Bryan Roser, Paul Smith, Mike Downs, and Ricky Walling. Honorary bearers were Ben Walling, Ray Watkins, Charlie Blevins, and Henry Fannin.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

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