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June 7, 2001 issue


Ruth C. Brady

Ruth Craig Brady, 95, formerly of Lexington and Ashland, widow of James L. Brady, died Saturday, May 26, 2001, in Alexandria, Va.

Born July 16, 1905, in the Mortonsville area of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late David Edward and Onie Beasley Craig.

She is survived by a son, James L. Brady III; a daughter, Brownie Allen; a sister, Mary Craig Smith; six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Versailles Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Louisville. Memorial donations may be made to the Versailles Presbyterian Church, 130 N. Main St., Versailles 40383, or Hospice of Northern Virginia, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 500 Falls Church, Va. 22042.


Lewis E. Comley

Lewis E. Comley, 74, of Osgood, Ind., widower of Janet Kreimer Comley, died Tuesday, May 29.

He was a native of Versailles, a retired employee of Batesville Casket Co. in Indiana and had also worked for Pinkerton Security Services in Indianapolis, and was a World War II veteran.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 1, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, Ind. Memorial contributions are suggested to one’s favorite charity.


Zelma N. Enlow

Zelma Nancy Enlow, 88, widow of John Enlow, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Pine Meadows Nursing Home, Lexington.

She was a native of Ramsey, Ill., the daughter of the late Joe and Lula Wright Matthews. She was a member of Northern Heights Christian Church, Lexington, and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Enlow is survived by two daughters, Nancy Smallwood, Crestwood, and Sandra Lynn Davis, Versailles; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, Lexington, by Chaplain Bill Reed. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles.


Sister Mary Hils

Sister Mary Hils, 92, a longtime resident of Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Taylor Manor. She was widely known in Versailles.

Born in Newport, the oldest of 10 children, she was a member of the Order of St. Joseph the Worker and had held numerous supervisory positions during her lifetime. She was a daughter of the late George and Frances Hauer Hils.

Survivors include a sister, Veronica Meyers of Newport; a brother, Howard Hils of Ft. Thomas, 13 nieces and nephews, 37 great-nieces and -nephews, and eight great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the chapel at Taylor Manor Nursing Home by the Rev. Frank Sherry. Interment was in the St. Joseph Cemetery at Taylor Manor. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.


J. Jerald Johnston

Word has been received here of the death in Woodlands, Texas, of the Rev. John Jerald “Jerry” Johnston, 80, a retired Episcopal priest.

Fr. Johnston, a lawyer at the time he undertook his seminary studies, lived in Versailles while completing those studies and served as Versailles city attorney from 1958 until his ordination to the deaconate in the spring of 1961.

He was also active in St. John’s Episcopal Church while living here and worked under contract for The Woodford Sun in installing a new bookkeeping system in 1960.

Fr. Johnston’s wife, Helen, survives.


Iona “Sis” King

Iona “Sis” King, 81, of Ashland, formerly of Lexington, widow of Charles E. King, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Boyd Rehabilitation Center, Ashland.

She was born September 10, 1919, in Tennessee, was a former restaurant manager and owner of Cramer Cottage, Lexington. She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Sandlin, Lexington; two daughters, Mary Burgess, Russell, and Sandra Howard, Lexington; three sons, Charles S. King and Michael King, both of Lexington, and Joseph Funk, Versailles; a brother, Larkin Sandlin, Florida; three sisters, Elberta Bablitz and Helen Ogle, both of Lexington, and Lucy Hiler, Florida; 12 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Archie Falin. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Assn., 836 Euclid Ave., Ste. 322, Lexington 40508 or Hospice of Ashland, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland 41101.


Helen T. McFadden

Helen Tamaian McFadden, 80, of Lexington Country Place, formerly of 170 Woodlark Drive, Versailles, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, in Lexington. She was the widow of Earl James McFadden

Born in Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Helen Couci Tamaian.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The body was cremated. A memorial service will be held in Detroit at a later date. There was no local service or visitation. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.


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