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Versailles, Ky.


 

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June 6, 2002

 

Booten

Alene Montgomery Booten, 88, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, formerly of Ashland, widow of James Wallace Booten, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at the Southern Ohio Medical Center.

Born Aug. 16, 1913, in Lost Creek, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Carrie Floyd Montgomery.

Survivors include a son, J. Gary Booten, Versailles; a daughter, Jean Spaulding, Wheelersburg; a brother, William Montgomery, Portsmouth, Ohio; two sisters, Lucille Deemer, Wheelersburg, and Gretchen Stanley, Freemont, Ohio; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the Brant Funeral Home, Sciotoville, Ohio, by the Rev. Brad Martin. Burial was in Memorial Burial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Ohio.

 

Brown

Billy M. “Dusty” Brown, 69, of Versailles, husband of Geraldine Rupured Brown, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Jesse Sr. and Elizabeth Wiley Brown. He was a master stonemason whose work can be seen throughout Central Kentucky, a graduate of Versailles High School, and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Janet Winkler and Joni Brodt, both of Versailles; four sons, Joe M. Brown, Jeffrey M. Brown, John D. Brown, all of Versailles, and Jerry K. Brown, Colonial Heights, Va.; two brothers, Jesse Brown Jr. and Jackie Brown, both of Versailles; and 13 grandchildren. A sister, Dorothy Jean Parrish, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, May 31, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Ronnie Hupp. Interment with military honors was in the American Legion lot of the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bryan Jefferson, Jacob Brodt, Justin Brown, Dwight Sparks, Barry Parrish, Travis Brown, Jay Brown, and Jesse Lee Brown. Honorary bearers were Jesse Brown III, Jesse Brown Jr., Lonnie Brown, Steve Ward, Jeremy Helbig, Kenneth Brown, Junior Wiley, and “Ickey” Blackburn.

 

Cheser

Tony Allen Cheser, 46, of Willisburg, employee of Quebecor World, Versailles, father of Corey Lacefield, died Thursday, May 30, 2002.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

 

Durbin

Charles Durbin, 83, of Versailles, husband of Helen Jean Durbin, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Born in Winchester, he was the son of the late Ambrose and Rhoda Durbin. He was a retired farm manager and horseman for High Hope Farm, and a member of the Baptist church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Charles Durbin, Versailles; four daughters, Barbara Barber and Jean Newby, both of Lexington, Sue Enzweiler, Versailles, and Bonnie Cunningham, Florida; grandchildren and great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mabel Rockafeller and Margaret Edwards. A son, three brothers, and four sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. John Withers. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

I. Foley

Irene Hansel Foley, 49, of Versailles, wife of Jerry Wayne Foley, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at her home.

Born in Woodford County, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Etta Mae Spencer Hansel.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Barbara Camacho, Versailles, and Judy Devers, Midway; four grandchildren, Irene Devers, Alisha Devers, Michael Devers, and Summer Foley; two sisters, Shirley Chadwell and Geraldine Currens; six brothers, James Hansel, John Hansel, Jack Hansel, Benny Hansel, Russell Hansel, and Sam Hansel; and an aunt, Annie Foley. A son, Jerry Wayne Foley II, is deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, June 2, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Frankie Layne. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery with Chaplain Mike Harris officiating. Casket bearers were Allen Ray Devers, Robert Camacho, Arthur Devers, George Wilson, Otha Foley, and Billy "Slick" Carpenter.

 

J. Foley

Joe F. Foley, 80, of Versailles, husband of Linda Davis Foley, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at his residence.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Fauntley Roy and Una Sudduth Foley. He was a farmer, a member of the Versailles Baptist Church since 1936, and had attended the First Christian Church. In 1962, he was one of the organizers of the Northeast Woodford Water District, for which he served as a commissioner for 26 years and chairman of the board of directors for 20 years. He was a graduate of the Versailles High School and had attended the University of Kentucky. Until 1996, he was a member of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Versailles, which is now National City Bank. He was a long time member of the Woodford County Farm Bureau.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Barbara Buedel, Williamsport, Pa.; a son, Joe Preston Foley, Chadd's Ford, Pa.; a sister, Elizabeth Whitehouse, Corona Del Mar, Calif.; a brother, William S. Foley, Versailles; three grandchildren, Rachel Buedel, Katherine Foley, and Harrison Davis Foley; two step grandchildren, Lora Sobol and Brad Buedel; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Una Mae Lindberg, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, by the Rev. John Weaver, the Rev. John Brandon, and the Rev. Chuck Brumley. Interment will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Ernie Bowman, Danny Parks, Jimmy Cox, Clyde McDaniel, Bob Foley, Miles Hartley, and Perry Hartley. Honorary bearers will be Howard Montague, Clay Brandenburg, Sam Hedden, Dr. Henry Allen, Gene Thompson, Fannie Carter, Doug Lindberg, Keith Lindberg, Roy Lindberg, and members of Mr. Foley's Sunday school class at the Versailles Baptist Church. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, June 6, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the building fund at the Versailles Baptist Church or the First Christian Church.

 

Fore

Doris Jean Fore, 70, of Frankfort, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A native of Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Della Wainscott Stigers. She was a care-giver and a member of the Camp Pleasant Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Kim Clark, Georgia; three sons, Robbie Burge, Tennessee, Alan Burge, Indiana, and Terry Burge, Tennessee; three sisters, Hazel Lewis, Versailles, Helen Wingate and Kathleen Conway, both of Frankfort; and several grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, June 3, 2002, at the Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Karsner. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were David Tincher, Scott Sams, Brian Nesselrode, Chris Mitchell, Ed Conway, Larry Stigers, and Steve Sams.

 

Guyn

Dorothy Alexander Guyn, 77, of Woodford County, widow of William E. Guyn, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Homestead Nursing Center, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County Dec. 12, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Ina Lou Coyle Alexander. She was a retired upholsterer and seamstress, and was a member of the Clover Bottom Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Eckhoff, Versailles; a sister, Ethel Hartley, Versailles; and three grandchildren, Ashley Hansen, Teresa Rivera, and Artie Hansen.

Services were conducted Monday, June 3, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Randy Stone. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were John Hays, Gene Beatty, Henry Bowles, Wayne Baker, Cleveland Young, and John Coyle. Honorary bearers were Forster Taylor and Roy Turner.

 

Kinder

John William Kinder Sr., 65, of Lexington, husband of Patricia Ward Kinder, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Jessamine County, he was the son of the late J.H. and Georgia Clifton Kinder. He was the owner of Kinder Electric and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also the manager of the Kinder softball team for 13 years, and was inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Wall, Dothan, Ala.; six sons, John Kinder Jr., Versailles, Donald Kinder, Berry, Jim Kinder, Pendleton, S.C., Steve Kinder, Owenton, Jonathan Kinder, Lexington, and Michael Kinder, Aldie, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, May 31, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev. Byron Jessup and the Rev. Tommy Howard. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bill Hostetler, Harry Johnson, Gary Henry, Bob Speck, Roy Burgher, and Tommy Brooks. Honorary bearers were former Kinder softball players.

 

Lakes

Alma Jean Lakes, 72, of Lexington, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born in Connersville, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Walter E. and Effie Isaacs Lakes.

Survivors include four sisters, Evalee Planck, Lucille Lakes, Helen Whalen, and Frances Masse, all of Lexington; three brothers, Robert Lakes, Versailles, Larry Lakes and James Lakes, both of Lexington; and a special nephew and niece, Tony Whalen and Darlene Stone.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, June 3, 2002, at New Zion Cemetery, Jackson County, by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Casket bearers were friends and relatives. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

McFarland

Clarence Edgar McFarland, 79, of Paris, widower of Helen Hallis McFarland, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Thomas-Hood Veterans Home, Wilmore.

A native of Bourbon County, he was the son of Omer and Katherine Yazell McFarland. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a partner in the McFarland Blacktopping and Trucking Service before working as a trucker for Daily Express in Carlisle, Pa.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Huffstetler, Georgetown, and Marilyn Fryman, Lexington; four sons, Danny McFarland, Cynthiana, Larry McFarland, Tulsa, Okla., Jerry McFarland, Potomac, Miss., and Eddie McFarland, Paris; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Carpenter, Midway; four half sisters, Emma Jean Morgan, Mt. Sterling, Katherine Brannock, Pauline Rhinesmith, and Frances Garrison, all of Paris; three half brothers, Tommy McFarland and Dean McFarland, Paris, and Jackie McFarland, Ohio; and two stepchildren, Linda Biddle, Walton, and Ben Biddle, Nicholasville.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2002, at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, Paris, by the Rev. Arnold Kiser. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memory Gardens, Paris. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Friday.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Plemmons

Riley H. Plemmons, 86, of Millville, retired custom butcher, father of Jim Plemmons, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002.

Services will be conducted at a later date in Seattle. No visitation. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Reheard

Elaine Polsgrove Metts Reheard, 85, of Frankfort, widow of John R. Reheard, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Center.

A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Nancy Robinson Polsgrove. She was a retired employee of Rand McNally, and was a member of the Frankfort Senior Citizens, the Golden Agers, the OES, and the Thornhill Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Metts and Louis Metts, both of Frankfort; a daughter, Nancy Metts, Frankfort; a sister, Jane Kilbourne, Frankfort; a grandchild; and a great grandchild.

Services were conducted Friday, May 31, 2002, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. William Hartung. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Fred Goins, Ray Kilbourne, George Kilbourne, Jeff Brewer, Gene True, and Orville Duvall.

 

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