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June 7, 2007


Willis Adams, of Lexington, husband of Girthon Combs Adams, died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at the St. Joseph Hospital.
Born in Letcher County, he was the son of the late John and Rose Frazier Adams. He was a retired assembly line employee with IBM,
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mary Lovin, Lexington, Arminda Turner, Versailles, and Karen Burdine, Lexington; three sons, Larry Adams, Robert Ritchie, and John Ritchie, all of Lexington; a brother, Emil Adams, Alexandria; a sister, Sharon Shawe, Covington; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A son, Sammie Ritchie, is deceased.
Services were conducted Tuesday, June 5, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by the Rev. James Allen. Burial was in Evergreen Memory Gardens, Bourbon County. Casket bearers were Joey Hensley, Kevin Burdine II, Kolby Burdine, David Lovin, Wes Turner, and Christopher Fightmaster.

Marvin Allen “Andy” Anderson, 91, of Lexington, husband of Vivian Williams Anderson, died Monday, June 4, 2007, at Samaritan Hospital.
Born in Covington, he was the son of the late Cummins John and Leila Anderson. He was a graduate of Morehead State University with a BA in education and earned 15 varsity letters in football, basketball and track and was a member of the First Christian Church, Lexington. He was a former football and track coach at Wurtland High School, Wurtland, football and basketball coach at Russell High School, Russell, and a basketball coach and teacher at Athens High School, Lexington. He retired as chief right-of-way agent for the Kentucky Department of Transportation. He was a past member of the Fayette County Lions Club, a former Northern Little League and Lexington Colt League coach.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Allen Anderson, Tallahassee, Fla., and Frank Anderson, Versailles; a stepdaughter, Sharon Colgan, Villa Heights; four grandchildren, Damon Allen Anderson and Sheila Hebert (Darren), both of Tallahassee, Fla., Jennifer Anne Anderson, Toledo, Ohio, and Brian Christian Anderson, Frankfort; two step-grandsons, Michael Colgan, Union, and Brien Colgan, Ithaca, N.Y.; eight great-grandchildren; two step-great-grand-children; three sisters Faye Barker and Ruth Duke, both of Ashland, and Eileen Collier, Harrodsburg. His first wife, Mary Clay Ledford Anderson; and two brothers, Woodrow Anderson and Stanley Anderson, are deceased.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, June 7, at W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by the Rev. Bill Miller. Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Brian Anderson, Damon Anderson, Alan Stringer, P. J. Stringer, Michael Colgan, David Duke. Honorary bearers will be the elders and deacons of the First Christian Church.
Memorial contributions suggested to the First Christian Church.

Edith M. Campbell, 101, a resident of Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles, formerly of Frankfort, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007.
Born in Midway, she was the daughter of Vernia and William Campbell. She was a 22-year member of First Christian Church in Frankfort and previously had been a member of Central Christian Church in Lexington. She was a graduate of Southern School of Commerce in Orlando, Fla., worked for Will D. Jesse (attorney) in Versailles for 17 years, and retired from the Veterans Administration in Lexington after 26 years as secretary to the medical administrator. She was formerly a member of the Pilot Club in Lexington, the P.E.O. (Chapter F) in Frankfort, and the Garden Club of Frankfort.
Survivors include four nieces, Mary “Sissy” Nave Alcoke, Becky C. Parrott, Carolyn C. Tremain, and Barbara H. Wickham; three nephews, Gary D. Campbell, Leonard K. Nave, and J. Douglas Sutterlin; and several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. Her siblings Frances C. Nave, William M. Campbell, Cecil O. Campbell, Gladys C. Sutterlin Hutchison, and Howard D. Campbell, and a nephew, William F. Nave, are deceased.
Graveside services were conducted Friday, June 1, in the Frankfort Cemetery. Rogers Funeral Home, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 436327, Louisville, KY 40253-6327, the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 1834, Merrifield, VA 22116-8034, or Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383.

Donald James Cartmill, 85, of Lexington, husband of Evelyn Weber Cartmill, died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at the St. Joseph Hospital.
A native of Huntington W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert Cartmill and Ada Nelson Cartmill Wheeler. He was a graduate of Huntington High School and attended the University of Cincinnati night school while holding full time daytime jobs as he earned credits for a degree in industrial engineering. He was employed by Auto Lite Automotive Parts and was plant manager of Luray Packing Company in Cincinnati. He and 14 other industrial engineers formed their own company known as Food Management. They were consultants specializing in enabling meat-packing plants to turn losses into profits. He worked in 39 states and Finland during his career. He was in the Army Air Corps during World War II and spent 3-1/2 years in North Africa and Italy. He formerly was a member and deacon of Vine St. Christian Church (D of C) in Nashville, Tenn. Most recently, he was a member and elder of South Elkhorn Christian Church (D of C) in Lexington. South Elkhorn Christian Church honored him by naming him elder emeritus. For many years he was a member of the Salvation Army Service Unit in Woodford County and was vice president. He was a member of Norwood-Winton-Carthage Lodge No 576, F&A.M., for more than 50 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Mary Virginia Bowen, Huntington, W.Va.; and a brother, Robert H.W. Cartmill, Huntington, W.Va.
A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, June 5, by Dr. Mickey Andres and the Rev. Franklin McGuire. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Historic Sanctuary Fund at South Elkhorn Christian Church, 4343 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington.

Pearl Luv (Clevenger) Cusic, 85, of Lexington, widow of William E. Cusic, died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at her residence.
Born in Wewoka, Okla., she was the daughter of the late James and Minnie Clevenger. She was a member of King’s Way Assembly of God in Versailles.
Survivors include two sons, William Cusic, Lexington, and Kenneth Cusic, Lexington; a daughter Cora Warren, Whitehouse, Texas; a sister, Nadine Stephenson, Sacremento, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. A brother, James Clevenger, is deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, June 6, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Jeff Johnson and the Rev. Michael Krupa. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ken Cusic, Bill Cusic Jr., Lance Cusic, Mark Wainscott, Troy West, Darren Birch and John Mize.
Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Peggy Carter Hippe, 74, died Sunday, June 3, 2007, of cancer.
Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Frank “Ta” and Maria Gallahue Carter. She was a caregiver and former employee of St. Joseph Hospital, a member of the Glen’s Creek Baptist Church, and had attended the Woodford Community Christian Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn McDonald and Pam Brown, both of Versailles, Terri Hippe, Frankfort, and Penny Neal, Versailles; a sister, Mildred Moore, Millville; a brother, Donald Carter, Millville; seven grandchildren, Mark McDonald, Travis Brown, Brent Neal, Jennifer Crowe, Tiffany Evans, Cindy Vanover, and Blake Hippe; and seven great-grandchildren. A sister, Virginia Wiley, and a brother, Frank J. Carter, are deceased. Services were conducted Wednesday, June 6, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Ken Underwood. Interment was at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mark McDonald, Travis Brown, Brent Neal, Jackie Brown, David Johnson, and Dwayne Neal. Honorary bearers were Dr. William Childers and Raymond Hippe.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.
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Minnie DeSha (Clark) Jenkins, 91, of Lexington, widow of the Rev. William E. Clark Sr. and Morrison L. “Shack” Jenkins Jr., died Sunday, June 3, 2007, at her residence after a brief illness.
Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mattie Smith Clark. She graduated from Douglass High School in Lexington in 1932 and ultimately retired from the Lexington-Blue Grass Army Depot, where she was employed for over 25 years. She was a longtime a member of Greater Liberty Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Thomas Clark; three children, Frank R. Clark, Beverly Clark Benton, and M. Leroy Jenkins III, all of Lexington; 10 grandchildren, Kina, Richard Jr., Robert, and Michael Benton, Cheryl, Debora and Frank Clark Jr., William and John Clark, and Elizabeth C. Jenkins; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Henry, Richard, and John Clark; two sisters, Martha LaPrelle and Mary Ross; a son, William E. Clark Jr.; and a grandson, Bruce M. Benton, are deceased.
Services will be conducted at noon Friday, June 8, at the Greater Liberty Baptist Church, Lexington. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Friday. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery. Smith & Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Hughes King, 88, of Lexington, widow of Wallace Lang King, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center at Saint Joseph Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Brant and Bertha Tice Hughes. She studied classical music at Asbury College and art at the University of Kentucky. During World War II, she taught art at Berry College in Georgia, and later taught at Mortonsville High School in Woodford County. After moving to Lexington in 1953, she retired from teaching to raise her children. She was a life-long artist and collector and a talented pianist.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Elizabeth King, Mount Vernon; two sons, Stephen Wallace King, Jacksonville, Fla., and Richard Newton King, Lexington; and a granddaughter, Melissa Michelle Clark, Asheville, Ohio. A great-granddaughter, Ashley Clark, is deceased.
A memorial service will be held Monday, June 18, at noon at The Lafayette Residence, 690 Mason Headley Road, Lexington.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Mary Louise Weisenberger Martin, 87, widow of Elmond L. Martin, died Monday, June 4, 2007.
The daughter of the late Augustus J. and Louise Ann Weisenberger, she was a member of Cathedral of Christ the King Church, attended Cardome Academy in Georgetown, Seton Hall, and graduated from the University of Kentucky. She was also a member of Chi Omega Sorority and active in student affairs, including sponsor of the Pershing Rifles.
Survivors include fours sons, Joe Martin, Bobby Martin, Lynn Martin, Midway, and Jerry Martin, Nicholasville; a daughter, Boo Martin Blakey, Lexington; a brother, Phil Weisenberger, Midway; a sister, Betty Bright, Midway; 12 grandchildren; and her companion, Robert Sellers. A son, Mike Martin; and two sisters, Edith Woeber and Ann Bozarth, are deceased.
A memorial Mass was conducted Wednesday, June 6, at Whitehall Funeral Home by Fr. Larry Hehman. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

Susan Davis Nichols, 56, of Versailles, wife of Dr. Michael R. Nichols, died Sunday, June 3, 2007, at her home of colon cancer.
Born Dec. 12, 1950, in Owensboro, she was the daughter of the late Jim Mac and LaVon F. Davis. She graduated from Owensboro High School and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Kentucky University, as well as her Rank I certification in elementary education. She did additional graduate work in mathematics and education at the University of Kentucky and did research with the UK’s K-4 Mathematics Project. She taught for 16 years at the Utica Elementary School, Utica, Ky., and served for two years as the mathematics and reading consultant for the Daviess County Public School System. She also served as a consultant and then as director of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Region V Service Center, based in Central Kentucky. After retirement she served as educational consultant manager for Kentucky Educational Television, until her illness prevented her from working. She was awarded numerous honors for her dedication to teaching and her creativity in the classroom, including election to Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society. She was a member of numerous professional organizations.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, Butch; three nieces, Kelley Russell, Khristina Onstott, and Kimberly Hill; four great-nieces, Kendra, Delaney, Savanna, and Addison, all of Owensboro; a nephew, Charlie; an uncle, Jim; four aunts, Dorothy, Norma, Milly, and Helen; and many cousins. A sister, Ann Butler Davis, is deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, June 6, at W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by the Rev. Samuel W. Bourne and the Rev. Michael R. Moore. Visitation will also be 10 to 11 a.m. today, Thursday, June 7, at the James H. Davis Funeral Home, 3009 Frederica Street in Owensboro. Committal services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro. Honorary casket bearers will be former members of the Region V Service Center and the education department of Kentucky Educational Television.
Memorials may be made to Kentucky Educational Television, 600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 or the Woodford County Library, 115 North Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

Martha Bleyl Rogers, 52, of Versailles, wife of Marshall Rogers and mother of Hannah Rogers, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007.
Services were conducted Saturday, June 2, at Versailles Kingdom Hall.

Charles William “Jack” Smith, 83, of Lexington, died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Pine Meadows Nursing Home.
Born Feb. 20, 1924, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Charles C. and Ethel Helton Smith. He was a retired farmer and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sisters, Anna Laura Smith Walker, Lexington, Mary Rose Swan, Portland, Ore., and Mattie Patricia Ison, Versailles; three nieces, Jessica McHone, Sarah Kelly and Brittany Farley; and two nephews, Michael McHone II and Doughie Yasel. Three brothers, Robert Lee Smith, John Lewis Smith, and Wallace Smith, are deceased.
Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, by the Rev. Tony Hancock. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church 1409 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504.

Nellie Josephine “Jo” Dockery Warth, 84, of Lexington, widow of Charles Joseph Warth, died Friday, June 1, 2007, at Mayfair Manor Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 6, 1923, in Madisonville, she grew up in Versailles. She graduated from nursing school at St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, Lexington. She served as an Army nurse, being one of the first nurses to arrive in Germany on ship during World War II. During her career, she served in the U.S. Air Force in many states, including Alaska and New Mexico. She also served several years in Athens, Greece. She was awarded the Bronze Star (National Defense Service Medal), the Air Force Longevity Service Award and the Air Force Commendation Medal. She retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, in 1971 as a major, and lived many years in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Survivors include three nieces, Joanna Figg Harris, Rougemont, N.C., Helen Marie Harris, Mountain View, Calif., and Peggy Warth, Independence; two nephews, Robert Francis Harris, Lexington, and Tom Warth, Independence. A sister, Helen May Dockery, is deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, June 6, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road. Burial with full military honors was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

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