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Versailles, Ky.


 

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March 11, 2004

 

Blankenship

Pauline “Polly” Brewer Blankenship, 78, of Frankfort, wife of Earl K. Blankenship, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at her residence after a long illness.

The daughter of the late Lenard and Ethal Mitchell Brewer, she was a retired Texas Instruments employee and had been a longtime employee of the IGA Market House in Frankfort.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Jane Jackson, Willisburg, Brenda Ellis, Frankfort, and Marti Aldridge, Frankfort; two brothers, Dorsey Brewer and James Hyse Brewer, both of Frankfort; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. A brother, Harvey Brewer, and a grandson, Jeff Jackson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Frankfort, by Bro. Wade Hughes. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Don Redman, Roger Ellis Jr., Dustin Tillett, Steve Maddox, R.L. Hall, and Greg Harvey.

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

 

Eaves

Patricia Dale Eaves, 66, wife of Harry C. Eaves Jr., a retired employee of Woodford Bank and Trust (now Community Trust Bank), died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late William Lee and Kathleen Jelf Dale, and was a 1955 graduate of Versailles High School. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Colleen Lawrence, Judy Bobbitt, Gina Henderlight, and Mary Smith, all of Versailles; two sons, Joey Eaves, Versailles, and Brent Eaves, Winchester; two sisters, Marilyn Armstrong, Florida, and Linda Moore, Frankfort; three brothers, William Dale Jr., and Jerry Wayne Dale, both of Versailles, and Jim Dale, Florida; 14 grandchildren; and one great grandson. A granddaughter, Tiffany Johnson, is deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 12, 2004, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Frank Osburg. Interment will follow at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Chad Eaves, Matt Lawrence, Scott Bobbitt, Ashley Lawrence, Katie Routt, Jacob Eaves, and Brittany Henderlight. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. There will be a Christian Wake service at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Leo Catholic Church.

 

Foster

LaUna "Meemaw" Joy Foster, 72, of Lexington, wife of John M. Foster, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at her residence.

She was a retired medical records clerk for the Central Baptist Hospital and the daughter of the late William and Anna Mae Barnhill Means. She was a member of the Tates Creek Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, John M. Foster and James A. Foster, both of Lexington; a daughter, Carol Foster Jaracz, Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren, Robert V. Jaracz, Lexington, Chetty M. Jaracz, Columbus, Ohio, Ryan M. Foster, Lexington, Megan H. Foster, Versailles, and Shannon M. Foster, Lexington; and two step-grandchildren, Melissa Stauffer and Jannesa Stauffer, both of Lexington.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road by the Rev. James Walters, Dr. Brad Walden, and the Rev. Bennie Hill. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

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

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Kuntz

Joyce Larue “Sister” Ely Kuntz, 73, of Lexington, widow of Artie Kuntz, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at the St. Joseph Hospital Hospice Care Center after a brief illness.

Born Sept. 20, 1930, in Lexington, she was the daughter of Larue Brumagen Ely and Walter Young Ely. She was a graduate of Henry Clay High School and was the self-employed operator of Gully’s Motel in Nicholasville in the 1960s, a farm owner in Ringo’s Mills in the 1970s, and a rooming house operator in Flemingsburg in the 1980s and 1990s. She was a past member of the art league in Nicholasville, the Fleming County Hospital Auxiliary, and the Fleming County Community Theatre.

Survivors include three sons, Walter Franklin Kuntz, Versailles, Larry Anthony Kuntz, Sarasota, Fla., and David Ely Kuntz, Cynthiana; and two grandchildren, John David Kuntz and Jesslyn Argo Kuntz, Cynthiana. A brother, Dr. Walter “Sonny” Taylor Ely, DMD, is deceased.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 22, 2004, at Advent Episcopal Church, Cynthiana. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 18, in the garden at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Versailles. There will be no visitation. Smith Family Funeral Home, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the American Cancer Society and Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Lunsford

Merel Lunsford, 88, of 2291 Mundys Landing Road, widower of Maxine Searcy Lunsford, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital.

He was the son of Frank and Mattie Lunsford of Clover Bottom, and was a member of Mount Freedom Baptist Church in Wilmore for over 35 years, where he was a Sunday school teacher and deacon, and was a formerly member of Clover Bottom Baptist Church. He was a member of the Odd Fellows McKee Lodge #35 for 50 years. Survivors include two daughters, Georgie Bowman, Nicholasville, and Carolyn Scott, Woodford County; three grandchildren, Keith Bowman, Gina Scott Lynaugh, and Merel Bowman; and three great grandchildren. A brother, Lee Lunsford, and sister, Sally Hazelwood, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 8, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Reed. Interment was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lewis Britton Jr., Larry Britton, Michael Bolcas, John Coyle, Pete Welsh, and Walter Bradshaw.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

McDonald

Carolyn L. McDonald, 71, of Lexington, wife of James C. McDonald, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Woodford County July 12, 1925, she was the daughter of the late James B. and Nancy Newton League. She was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church and a retired Sloan’s Market employee.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Diane Walton, Harrodsburg, Denise Cunningham, Georgetown, and Maryann Mulligan, Georgetown; a son, Gregory S. McDonald, Lexington; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. A daughter, Paula McDonald Wright, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Frankfort, by the Rev. Donnie Irvin. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Benny Selby, Benny Riddell, Tyler Harlow, Jason McDonald, Josh Cunningham, and Michael Walton.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

 

Sapp

James Paul Sapp, 88, of Lexington, widower of Ora Sapp, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Central Baptist Hospital.

Born May 5, 1915, in Green Ridge, he was the son of Jesse and Hattie Sapp. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Logan County. He served in security at Curtis Wright A.F.B. in Louisville during WWII. He was an accomplished musician (guitarist) and singer, and had his own band in the early 1930s which went by the name of "Prairie Dream Boys." He later developed a second band, "The Kentucky Thoroughbreds." He was a member of the Country Music Association of Nashville Tenn. He was a songwriter and recording artist for Capitol Records in 1948 in Chicago, Ill., and had many songs published by "Southern Peer" and Central Songs of Hollywood Calif. At one time he was a member of the Clayton McMicken band, "The Georgia Wildcats." He was employed by M.B. Institutional Foods in his later years, and after retirement worked part-time at McAlpin’s.

Survivors include a sister, Frances Logan, Lexington; a son, Jim Sapp, and a daughter, Connie Epperson, both of Portland Ore.; six grandchildren, Parker, Taylor, Renee, Shawn, Jamie, and Dana, all of Portland Ore.; a nephew, George Egalite, Florida, and a niece, Sue Thompson, Versailles.

Services were conducted Monday, March 8, 2004, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

 

Vise

James Robert "Heavy" Vise, 90, of Lexington, husband of June Talberta Ballard Vise, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center.

The son of the late James Jefferson and Lora Belle Beckett Vise, he was a retired assistant manager for the Standard Oil Service Station in Athens. He was a member of the Athens Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Sara Harney, Versailles; a nephew, James P. Robinson, Lexington; a great-nephew, James Robinson, Lexington; and a great-niece, Virginia Tyler, Mt. Sterling. A brother, Andrew A. Vise, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by the Rev. Bill Ransford, the Rev. Rob Walter, and the Rev. Don Frye. Burial was in the Athens Cemetery. Casket bearers were James P. Robinson, Jason Robinson, William H. Guilfoil, Duane Guilfoil, Bradley Guilfoil and Thomas Guilfoil.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Wade

Elizabeth Jordan Wade, 82, of Lexington, widow of Fred W. Wade, died Saturday, March 6, 2004.

Born Jan. 4, 1922, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Laura Hendricks Jordan.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Charlene Harmon, Lexington; a son, Raymond Fred Wade, Lexington; a sister, Mary Nethery, Taylorsville; four grandchildren, Lisa and Debra Harmon, and Jesse and Morgan R. Wade.

Services were conducted Monday, March 8, 2004, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by the Rev. Ronnie Hupp. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

 

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