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Versailles, Ky.


 

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June 9, 2005

 

 

  Bowman

  William Stanley “Bill” Bowman, 64, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Sharon Sue Durr Bowman, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, after a long illness.

A native of Anderson County, he was the son of Annie Frances Cottrell Bowman of Lawrenceburg and the late Stanley Price Bowman. He was a welder with Kuhlman Electric and an avid collector of knives and radios.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Ricky Bowman and Mike Bowman, both of Lawrenceburg; two daughters, Susan Robinson and Krista Brown, both of Lawrenceburg; two brothers, Clarence Davis “Shorty” Bowman and Charles W. Bowman, both of Lawrenceburg; and 12 grandchildren.

Services were conducted Sunday, June 5, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by Tim Robinson. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Conway

  Allen “Hoggie” Conway Jr., 90, of McCracken Pike, husband of Anna Marie Jansen Conway, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at his residence.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son to the late Alan and Nellie Sabin Conway Sr. He was retired from the Old Crow Distillery, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

Survivors include a sister, Patsy Richardson, Versailles; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 8, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Raymond Stratman. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Glenn Richardson, Aaron J. Atwood, Larry Carey, David Conway, Martin Jansen, and Paul Jansen. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to St. Leo Catholic Church.

 

Eaves

  Evelyn Carr Eaves, 87, of 224 McDavid Drive, widow of Jesse Tutt Eaves, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born in Harrison County, she was the daughter of the late John and Pearl Z. Curtis Carr and was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church. She had been a Sunday school teacher for over 40 years, first at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and later at Versailles Baptist Church. She was a member and past president of the WMU at Mt. Vernon Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Hilma Sheatler, Lexington; two sons, John Thomas Eaves, Mt. Washington, and Robert Allen Eaves, Harrodsburg; two sisters, Ruby Tilghman, Versailles, and Anna Frances Kurtz, Lexington; four grandchildren, Pam Henke, Matthew Eaves, Jennifer Eaves, and Mary Evelyn Eaves; a step-granddaughter, Starr Robins; and five great-grandchildren. A sister, Mildred Lane, and a brother, Jesse Carr, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 4, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Hospice Chaplain Julie Lashier and the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Matt Eaves, Kenneth Henke, Lynn Dlem, Jesse M. Lane, Wayne Friedly, and Reuben Kurtz.

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

 

Godby

  Joe Godby, 89, of Owenton, husband of Marjorie Fiscus Godby, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Owenton Manor.

Born Feb. 14, 1916, he was the son of the late S.R. and Anna Bell Butt Godby. He was a farmer and a member of the Owenton First Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Don Godby, Eaton, Colo., Ed Godby, Owenton, and Bill Godby, Midway; two brothers, Samuel Ray Godby, Somerset, and Coy Godby, Science Hill; three sisters, Kathryn Dugan, Hendersonville, Tenn., Louise Butt, Eubank, and Lois Hamm, Danville; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A sister, Geneva; three brothers, Melvin, Lee, and Ned Godby; and his first wife, Bonnie Debord Godby, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 31, at the McDonald and New Funeral Home by Bill Watson. Burial was in the Owenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Owenton First Christian Church or the New Horizons Medical Foundation.

Guest book at www.mcdonaldandnew.com.

 

Mackey

  Jennie Mae Mackey, 84, of Ryne Court, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Bradford Square Nursing Home, Frankfort.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Evans and Cora Lee Walker Cassell. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she supported its auxiliaries. She lived in Milwaukee, Wis., for many years, where she was a member of the Metropolitan Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Susie C. Slaughter and Dorothy Lewis, both of Versailles; two nieces, Faith Cassell, Lexington, and Jeanne Crespo, New York; three nephews, Charles Payne Jr., Versailles, Antonio Cassell, Lexington, and Barry Cassell, Raleigh, N.C.; and numerous other relatives. Two brothers, Frank and Sam Cassell, are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, June 2, at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial was in the Steele Cemetery. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Murphy

  Zack Murphy, 70, of Versailles, husband of Maudella B. Murphy, died Monday, June 6, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Ozark, Ill., he was the son of the late Cecil and Esta Simpson Murphy. He was a salesperson for Bluegrass Towing, and a member of Midway Baptist Church and the Lexington Striders Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jackie Sexton, Versailles; four sons, Terry Murphy, Lexington, Steve Murphy, South Carolina, Richard Murphy, Lexington, and Todd C. Murphy, Alabama; a special stepdaughter, Jackie Yeary, Versailles; a brother, William Murphy, Benton; and eight grandchildren, Jonathan, Rachael, Erin, Christopher, Ross and Derick Murphy, Bryan Dalton, and Tyler Sexton.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, June 9, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Mark Johnson. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Richard Murphy, Terry Murphy, Todd Murphy, Jonathan Murphy, Ross Murphy, and Randy Sexton. Honorary bearers will be Steve Murphy, Christopher Murphy, Derick Murphy, Tyler Sexton, Arthur Richie, Andy Alphin, and employees of Bluegrass Towing.

 

Story

  Joyce M. Story, 76, of Lexington, widow of Robert Story, died Sunday, June 5, 2005.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Lon and Gladys Sutherland. She was retired from the Kroger Company and was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Story, Lexington, and James Story, Versailles; a daughter, Karen Burton, Lexington; five grandchildren, Margaret "Cissy" Woodrum, Bradley Story, Angela Story, Leslie Boston, and Tammy Hall; seven great-grandchildren, Chelsey, Cody, Adam, and Hannah Boston, Kaleigh Hall, and Hunter and Jaeden Story; a sister, Peggy Conway; and five brothers, Billie, James, Tony, Melvin, and Dwayne Sutherland. Two brothers, Herman and Leon Sutherland, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, June 9, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, by the Rev. Sandy Stone. Burial will follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Donnie, Gayle, Mark, Stevie, Lonnie, and Joe Sutherland.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington KY 40504.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Tipton

  Annie Louise Tipton, 76, of Lawrenceburg, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at Bradford Square, Frankfort.

A native of Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Everett Leslie and Pansy Alice Ritchie Tipton. She was a former dishwasher at the Anderson Grill and a member of the Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, James A. Tipton, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Shirley Ann Bledsoe, Versailles; five brothers, Lesley Thomas Tipton, Richmond, Vernon Tipton, Toledo, Ohio, William Edgar Tipton, Lehigh Acres, Fla., Julian Albert Tipton, Winchester, and Morris Wayne Tipton, Louisville. A sister, Alice Catherine Tipton Gardner, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 4, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by Dr. Mike Hamrick. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o memorial chairperson Shirley Hoskins, 103 Saffell Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

 

Waford

  Helen Maxine Ingram Waford. 81, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Cleo Waford, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the Heritage Hall Care Center.

A native of Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah Katherine Ingram. She was a cook at Marshall’s Restaurant, a charter member of the Tyrone Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school, and a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include a daughter, Helen “Sissy” Hale, Lawrenceburg; seven sons, Coleman Waford, Mt. Olivet, James Waford, Sparta, Cleo T. Waford and Larry Waford, both of Versailles, William H. Waford, Lawrenceburg, George Waford, Nicholasville, and Shelby Waford, Perry Park; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A sister, Betty Ruth Johnson; a brother, Tom Ingram; and a great-granddaughter, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 8, at Gash Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Mark Webb and the Rev. Tommy Barnes. Burial was in Sand Spring Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gary Thornberry, Bruce Quillen, Bill Hendricks, Lewis Crosswaite, David Lloyd, Gary Wilson, Don Sayre, and Marion Sayre. Honorary bearers were her grandchildren, Bill Brown, Doug Barnes, William Tindall Jr., and Marvin Robinson.

 

Weber

  Mary Elizabeth Flora Weber, 88, of Versailles, widow of Joseph E. Weber, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

The daughter of the late Joe and Katie Shewmaker Flora, she was a member of Mt. Edwin Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Harvey, Cynthiana, Barbara Morrison, Versailles, and Linda Allen, Nicholasville; five sons, Carl Weber, Melvin Weber, Terry Weber, and James Keith Weber, all of Versailles, and Clayton Weber, Salvisa; two brothers, Walter Flora, Ohio, and Cecil Flora, Versailles; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, Edward Lee Weber and David Weber, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 4, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Mike Snyder. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Eddie Weber Jr., Kevin Montgomery, Brian Montgomery, Joseph Weber, David Weber Jr., Jason Weber, Travis Allen, and Mark Morrison.

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