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March 10, 2005



L. Marvin DeBell, 90, of Lexington, widower of Marjorie Demaree DeBell, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late C.B. and Hallie Wilson DeBell Sr. He was the retired president of Consolidated Designs Consultants, Inc., and was a member of Lafayette Christian Church, a Mason, and a former manager of the Owen County RECC.

Survivors include a daughter; Stanye Adkinson, Lancaster; a son, Marvin J. DeBell, Lexington; six brothers, Woodrow DeBell, Sanford, Mich., Jerry DeBell, Valhermoso Springs, Ala., Manlis DeBell, Mt. Washington, Eugene DeBell, Columbus, Ind., Beverly DeBell, Cox Creek, and Richard DeBell, Morning View; a granddaughter, Megan Fromer; a great-granddaughter, Izabella Becherer, both of Tucson Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers C. B. DeBell Jr. and Sammie DeBell, a sister, Elsie Anderson, and a grandson, Christopher Todd Becherer, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 5, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary - Southland by the Rev. Jerry DeBell. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dr. Billy Forbess, Ray Gilker, David Lowe, William Page, Bill Rea, William F. Smith, and Alan Wilson. Honorary bearers were Jack and Martha Ballard.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimerís Association, Lexington/Blue Grass Chapter 836 Euclid Avenue Lexington, KY 40502.



Stephen Wayne Fox, 52, of Louisville, formerly of Versailles, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Hospice & Palliative Care of Louisville's inpatient unit at Norton Healthcare Pavilion.

He was a forklift operator for MCI Caterpillars and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include his mother, Margie Hazel; a sister, Lisa Fox Cecil; and three brothers, Russell Fox, Tony Fox, and Dennis Fox.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 5, at Arch L. Heady & Son, Dixie Highway. Burial was in Louisville Memorial Gardens-West. A VFW service was conducted Friday, March 4, at the funeral home, by members of Iroquois Hill VFW Post #6182.

Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Louisville.



Anne Lee Hacker, 85, widow of Theodore Hacker, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

She was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Lincoln Memorial University. She taught elementary school at Hyden, Versailles, Lexington, and Louisville.

Survivors include a son, Elvin J. Hacker, Katy, Texas; two daughters, Charlene Horn, Winchester, and Lyn Hacker, Lexington; two granddaughters, Tammy and Jamie Horn; and a sister, Mae Fuller.

Services were conducted Friday, March 4, at the Stinnett Pentecostal Church at Essie. Dwayne Walker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to a hospice organization of oneís choice.

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Bessie Parks Wainscott Hamilton, 92, of Versailles, widow of Roy Wainscott, died Saturday, March 5, 2005.

Born in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Mary Emily Parks Parks. She was a retired Woodford Memorial Hospital employee, where she was a clerk for many years. She was a member of Southern Acres Christian Church in Lexington.

Survivors include a son, Edsel Wainscott, Versailles; a granddaughter, Misty Dawn Moskovitz, Versailles; and a great-grandson, Tyler Scott Moskovitz, Versailles.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 8, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Omer Hamlin. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Sayre Christian Village, Lexington.

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Susan Elizabeth Garrett Manley, 80, of Versailles, widow of Luther Harrison Manley, died Tuesday, March 2, 2005, at her residence .

The daughter of the late Charles Marion and Lena Ellen Brown Garrett, she was a retired employee of Union Underwear in Frankfort.

Survivors include a daughter, Connie Diana Thompson; a sister Ann Kincaid; a grandson, Michael Thompson; a nephew, David Kincaid; all of Versailles; and special nieces, Ella Troxell, Midway, and Katherine Arthur, Lexington.

Services were conducted Friday, March 4, at Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Casket bearers were Carl Thompson Jr., Michael Thompson, David Kincaid, Clayton Manley Sr., Charles Brown, Steve Ward, Ben Troxell, and Louie Brown. Interment was at the Versailles Cemetery.

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



James William Marlow, 61, of Lexington, died Friday, March 4, 2005.

He was born, July 29, 1943.

Survivors include two brothers, John R. Marlow, Midway, and Marty Marlow, Midway; two sisters, Linda Littrell, Lexington, and Patricia Duncan, Harlan; a son, J.R. Marlow, Lexington; and a daughter, Shannon Johnson, Richmond.

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Eugene McDaniel Sr., 71, of 360 Dunroven Drive, husband of Juanita McDaniel, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg.

The son of the late Nealy Alfred and Helen (Ellen) Blankenship McDaniel, he was a retired farmer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Norita Gale Word, Versailles; two sons, Eugene McDaniel Jr. and Nealy Alfred McDaniel, both of Versailles. two sisters, Opal Hockensmith, Harrodsburg, and Christine Baker, Versailles; three brothers, Bill McDaniel, Versailles, Sterling McDaniel, Lawrenceburg, Leonard McDaniel, Georgetown; and six grandchildren. Two sisters, Dorothy Slucher and Catherine Hockensmith, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 8, at the Hillsboro Baptist Church by the Rev. Clarence Wilcox. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Bill McDaniel, Billy McDaniel, Eugene McDaniel, Nealy McDaniel, Tommy Word, and Danny Baker. Honorary bearers were Sterling McDaniel, Clarence Miracle, and Clinton Cubert. The Gash Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceburg was in charge of arrangements.

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Myrtle Powell, 93, of Berea, widow of Raymond Powell Sr., died Monday, March 7, 2005, at North Point Health Care Facility in Lexington.

Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Jess Alexander and Sallie B. Carpenter Alexander.

Survivors include a son, Raymond Powell Jr., Berea; two daughters, Beverly Bradshaw, Versailles, and Shelia Powell, Lexington; two sisters, Aleen Rose, Berea, and Jessie Combs, Berea; and numerous nieces and nephews. A daughter, Bonnie Faye Powell, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, March 10, at the Lakes Funeral Home in Berea by the Rev. Mike Greer. Closing services at the cemetery will be conducted by Walter Simpson and Walter Bradshaw. Burial will be at Berea Cemetery. Casket bearers will be John Powell, Kelly Powell, Bill Houp, Patrick Sininger, Paul Stewart and Kenny Cates. Honorary bearers will be Raymond Powell III, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.



Irene Ruby LaFoe Roberts, 98, of Hanover, Pa., widow of Sammie L. Roberts, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at the Hanover Hall Nursing Center.

Born Sept. 24, 1906, in Lawrenceburg, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Pearl Jett Lafoe. She was a member of the Cincinnati Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Ann Strednak, Hanover, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Lafoe, Versailles; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Brad Lafoe, David Lafoe, Pat Ward, and Della Rose, all of Versailles, Teresa Chadwell and Allen Lafoe Jr., Lexington, and Mary Atkins, Somerset. Three sons, Eugene, Russell, and Ronald Roberts; a daughter, Betty Roberts; two brothers, A. B. Lafoe, John Lafoe; and a sister, Mary Watkins, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lawrenceburg by Pastor Erik Carter. Interment will follow at the Alton Cemetery, Anderson County. Friends may call after noon Friday at the church. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hanover Hall Nursing Center, 267 Frederick St., Hanover, PA 17331, or to a charity of oneís choice.



Nancy W. Snyder, 89, of Versailles, widow of Earl V. Snyder, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Pine Meadows Nursing Home.

Born in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of the late George and Rilda Walker. She was a retired bookkeeper for the Lexington Clinic and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Kent Queen, Versailles; two grandsons, Matthew Cole and Andrew Cole; a great-granddaughter, Reagan Cole; and a sister, Mary W. Fox, Versailles.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, March 11, at Hillcrest Memorial Park. There will be no visitation. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street is in charge of arrangements.

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