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March 13, 2008

 

Black

Grace Boswell Black, 90, of Frankfort, widow of Willie Black, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008.

Born May 18, 1917, in Mackville, she was the daughter of the late Viva Taylor and M.A. Boswell. She was a member of Buck Run Baptist Church. She attended Cull and Mackville schools, where she also worked in the cafeteria for 15 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Black Bottoms (Glen), Frankfort; Kentucky; nine grandchildren, Glenna Bottoms, Sheila Gerkin, and Casey Hamblen, all of Frankfort, Melissa Bodie, Birmingham, Ala., Samantha Claridy, Whitney and Rachel Hamblen, all of Frankfort, and Joshua and Zachary Peffer, Birmingham, Ala.; and a great-granddaughter, Claudia Cook, Frankfort.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, March 13, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Dr. Hershel York, the Rev. Todd Lester, and the Rev. Chuck Henderson. Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. at Mackville Cemetery in Washington County. Casket bearers will be Jimmy Rose, Donald Darland, Carl Curtsinger, Brennan Boswell, Lennie Mattingly, and Larry Boswell.

Donations be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Frankfort, or Frankfort Christian Academy.

 

Eaves

John Owen Eaves, 92, of Versailles, husband of Mary Louise Sutherland Eaves, died Monday, March 10, 2008, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late John and Martha Britton Eaves. He was a member of Glenís Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, most recently as deacon emeritus, and had worked for Lanark Farm since 1933.

In addition to his wife of nearly 65 years, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, March 13, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike James and Dr. Ken Underwood. Interment will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Carl Douglas Lathrem, Carl Benjamin Lathrem, Charles Joseph Lathrem, Timothy Dale Goins, James Sutherland Jr., Billy Sutherland, and William Dodson. Honorary bearers will be the deacons and menís Bible class of Glenís Creek Baptist Church, Dr. James Gay, and James E. Bassett.

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

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Ginter

Patricia Ginter, 67, of Owingsville, formerly of Versailles, died Saturday, March 8, 2008, in Louisville.

Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late James Noble and Clara Kinney Harris.

Survivors include a daughter, Lee Ann Keesecker; and two sons, Mark Wayne and Barry Todd Dickerson.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, March 12, at the Lexington Cemetery by Bro. Frankie Layne.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Gooch

Robert "Bobbie" Gooch, 77, of Lexington, widow of Mary Ivy Gooch, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Kings Mountain, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Grace Trimble Gooch. He was self-employed in the home improvement industry and was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Versailles.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara (Sam) Zena; two grandchildren, Brad (Megan) Story and Angela (Gary) Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Jaeden Story; two sisters; five brothers; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and a sister are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, March 7, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Bro. Bobby Lakes. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Fresenius Medical Group, 1610 Leestown Road, Suite 180, Lexington, KY 40511.

 

Houp

Brenda Sue Tucker Robinson Houp, 61, of Nicholasville, died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Sept. 3, 1946, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of Aliene Raider Tucker of Versailles and the late Henry Tucker. She was a former cashier supervisor at Kroger in Versailles.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Brad (Dana) Houp Jr., Nicholasville; two daughters, Kimberly Alaine Robinson and Heather Marie Houp, both of Nicholasville; six sisters, Henrietta (Bobby) Carpenter, Versailles, Rita (Phillip) Reed, Versailles, Glenda Tucker, Lexington, Kay Tucker, Versailles, Cheryl (Eddie) Thompson, Versailles, and Susan Tucker, Versailles; a brother, Allan (Karen) Tucker, Lawrenceburg; and two grandchildren, Jacob Stanley and Joshua William Houp. A brother, Keith Tucker, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 12, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, by the Rev. Curtis Allen. Burial was in the Ebenezer Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jamie Tucker, David Reed, Brad Houp, Ryan Head, Kevin McDonald, Christopher Ready, and Derick Reeves. Honorary bearers were Bradley Houp, Melvin Sutherland, John Robinson, David Doyle, David "George" Jefferson, Keith "Bull" Howard, and Calvin Ray Robinson.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Jackson

Lois Tackett Jackson, 76, of Lexington, wife of Roger S. Jackson, died Monday, March 10, 2008, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Tolliver Town, she was the daughter of the late Henry Clayton and Rebecca Brewer Anderson. She was a painter, was one of the first head start teachers, and was a member of Fleming Baptist Church, Eastern Star and Fleming-Neon High School Alumni.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Calvin Randall (Elaine) Tackett, Jenkins; two daughters, Rebecca Tackett (Steve) Addington, Jenkins, and Kelli Tackett (Phillip) Graham, Jay, Fla.; three stepchildren, Candace Ann (Earl) Barron, Georgetown, Guy W. (Debbie) Jackson II, Versailles, and John Anthony (Kathy) Jackson, Winston-Salem, N.C.; two brothers, Pat C. (Nagatha) Anderson, Jenkins, and Huey (Peggy) Anderson, Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Doris Anderson (Charles) Stallard, Jenkins; five grandchildren, Steve Eric Addington, Jenkins, Leigh Ander Tackett, Jenkins, Shannon Graham, Jay, Fla., Kara Rebecca Addington, Richmond, and Mason Angela Tackett, Jenkins; seven step-grandchildren, Howard Chandler (Stacie) Platt III, Georgetown, John Brandon Platt, Greensboro, N.C., Katherine Michelle (Tristan), Fla., Leslie Nichole Jackson, New York, N.Y., Kyle S. Jackson, Louisville, Teresa (Keith) Arnold, Anderson, S.C., and Stacy (Brian) Ishmael, Cynthiana; five step-great-grandchildren, Katelynn Arnold, Lauren and Preston Ishmael, and Chase and Amelia Platt; and numerous other relatives. Her first husband, Calvin E. Tackett; five brothers and sisters, Irene Anderson, Edward Anderson, Mayo Anderson, Otis Anderson, and Pluma Anderson Meade; and a step-grandson, Christopher Michael Jackson, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Carty Funeral Home, Polly and Craft Chapel, Jenkins. Entombment will be in Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, March 13, at Polly & Craft Chapel, Jenkins.

 

Johnson

Janice Johnson, 69, of Lexington, wife of Bobby Johnson, died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Paintsville, she was the daughter of Imogene Houston of Meally and the late Ernest Houston. She was a self-employed real estate agent and member of Southern Acres Christian Church.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a son, Paul (Kristina) Pelphrey, Paintsville; three daughters, Teresa (Kent) Gibson, Jamestown, Connie (Robert) Shifflett, Midlothian, Va., and Pam (Gary) Mosier, Ozark, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Natalee (Tony) Bays, Midway; three brothers, Les (Diane) Houston, Albuquerque, N.M., Donald Ray (Sandy) Houston, East Point, and Ralph (Karen) Houston, Auxier; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 12, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Bruce Carpenter, pastor. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 1504 College Way, Lex., KY 40502.

 

Loveless

Portia Stevenson Loveless, 40, of Versailles, formerly of Somerset, wife of Ron Loveless, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center after a short illness.

Born Feb. 13, 1968, in Indianapolis, Ind., she was the daughter of the late James Stevenson and Oreida Kathryn McDaniel Newell. She was a graduate of Somerset High School, St. Catharine College and University of Kentucky. She was an employee of University of Kentucky Hospital for several years and most recently at Central Kentucky Management Services, where she was an accounts representative. She was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Madeline Kate and Mollie Grace Loveless, Versailles; two brothers, Kim L. Newell, Indianapolis, Ind., and Greg Michael (Sherlene) Newell, Murphysboro, Ill.; a sister, Michele S. (Jeff) Watznauer, Yates City, Ill.; an uncle, Roy McDaniel, Lorton, Va.; two aunts, Madeline Perossier, Louisville, and Betty M. Beene, Indianapolis, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Archie K. Newell and Brian Kelly Newell, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 8, at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home, Science Hill, by Bro. David King and the Rev. Eric Barnes. Burial was in Lakeside Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisandhislope.com.

 

Orr

Gloria Davison Orr, 82, of Wilmore, wife of John W. Orr Jr., died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Hightstown, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Howard Crosby and Alice Bolles Davison. After graduation from Hightstown High School she attended College of William and Mary in Virginia and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York. In New Jersey she worked as a secretary for Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church, RCA Laboratories and for Princeton University Bicentennial. After leaving New Jersey she subsequently moved to Spring Hill, Fla., then to Versailles before moving to Wesley Village in Wilmore. She was a life member of Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society, a member of the Woodford County Historical Society, and a member of the Village Singers at Wesley Village in Wilmore.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Lynn Greene, Altamonte Springs, Fla., Beth (Dan) Hegeman, Lexington, and Joanne (Eric) Johnson, Nonesuch; five grandchildren, Mickie Lynn (John) Kirkland, Daniel Davison Hegeman, John Bradley Hegeman, Dulce Calypso Johnson, and Ivy Mariah Johnson; and a great-grandchild, Rory Michael Kirkland. A grandson, David John Greene; two sisters, Dorothy Hade and Janet Dyal; and a brother, Walter Bolles Davison, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 15, at Wilmore Presbyterian Church by Pastor Beth Garrod-Logsdon and Pastor Katherine Redmond. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Dan Hegeman, Daniel Hegeman, Johnny Hegeman, Eric L. Johnson, and elders of Wilmore Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 14, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles.

Memorials are suggested to Wilmore Presbyterian Church, Memorial Gifts Fund, 100 N. Lexington Ave., Wilmore, KY 40390, or to Wesley Village, Benevolent Fund, 1125 Lexington Road, Wilmore, KY 40390.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Reed

Alice Kathleen Reed, 92, of Salvisa, formerly of Versailles, widow of James Earl Reed, died Monday, March 3, 2008, at the Harrodsburg Healthcare Center.

Born May 31, 1915, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Maude Conway.

Survivors include a son, Robert Reed, Salvisa; a brother, John Conway, Wilmore; and four grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, March 7, at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel by the Rev. Gary Black. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Shewmaker

Thelma Bishop Shewmaker, 99, of Mackville, widow of Granville Shewmaker, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg.

Born April 20, 1908, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Minnie Goff Bishop. At the time of her death, she was the oldest member of the Mackville Baptist Church, a graduate of Mackville High School and was a former supervisor at sewing factories in Lebanon and Burgin.

Survivors include a daughter, Dolores "Dotty" (Mitchell) Burns, Mackville; five grandchildren, Larry (Pat) Burns and Bob (Ginger) Burns, Lexington, Martin (Mary Jane) Burns, Springfield, Alice (Emmitt) Gaines and Terry (Becky) Burns, Versailles; nine great-grandchildren, Melinda Sears, Michael Burns, Ashley Burns, Megan Burns, Heather Wetzel, Jennifer Gaines, Jane Burns, Katherine Burns, and Anna Burns; five great-great-grandchildren, Jerod Sears, Brittany Sears, DeAnna Burns, Blake Burns, and Sam Wetzel; and several nieces and nephews, including Betty Lou Joyce, Georgia, and Rhonda Shawler, Mt. Washington. A sister, Nellie Anderson, and two brothers, Tom and James Bishop, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 8, at the Mackville Baptist Church by the Rev. Mark Stuart and the Rev. Micah Carter. Burial was in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville. Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Mackville Baptist Church or the Mackville Community Center.

 

Underwood

Katherine Evans Underwood, 72, wife of Dr. Kenneth L. Underwood, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at her residence.

Born in London, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Elmer Evans and Lula Coffey. She was a member of Buck Run Baptist Church, Frankfort.

In addition to her husband of 58 years, she is survived by two daughters, Karen Lawrence, Frankfort, and Kimberly Brooks, Nicholasville, a son, Keith Underwood, Versailles; a sister, Darlene Coffey Sparks; two brothers, Dwayne Coffey and David Coffey; eight grandchildren, John Lawrence, Andy Lawrence, Missy Lawrence Jones, Hanna Lawrence, Marla Brooks Morris, Lee J. Brooks, Michael Underwood, and Kari Underwood; and nine great-grandchildren, Amanda, Nathaniel, Benjamin, Joshua, Kenedi and Grayson Lawrence, Evan and Alexander Jones, and Morgan Lee Morris.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 11, at Buck Run Baptist Church, Frankfort, by Dr. Hershael York. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were her grandsons. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Wills

John Thomas Thaddeus Wills, 76, of Versailles, husband of Virginia Chaney Wills, died Saturday, March 8, 2008 at the Samaritan Hospital in Lexington after a long illness.

Born Sept. 27, 1931, in Memphis, Tenn., he was the son of the late William Ridley and Louella Wilson Wills of Florida. He was Florida menís tennis champion 1948, a graduate of Mainland High School, Daytona Beach, Fla., and attended University of Florida on tennis scholarship 1950. He served in U.S. Army, Special Services from 1951 to 1954, and was stationed in Europe, where he represented the United States in the European Tennis Circuit and claimed numerous European titles. He served with the U.S. National Security Agency from 1954 to 1955, attended the University of Georgia in 1956 and 1957, where he lettered in tennis, was captain of the tennis team, and won the "Bulldog Award, Most Valuable Player, 1957." He resided in Paris, France, from 1958 to 1961, where he continued to play tennis and worked for the New York Tribune, Paris Bureau. He was a past commander of the Disabled American Veterans, a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of Optimist Club. He worked for the Social Security Administration from 1961 to 1973.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Gregory Chris Wills, Lexington, John Thomas Thaddeus Wills II, Shelbyville, and Matthew Eric Wills, Lexington; and three grandchildren, Ridley Holden Wills, Talan Alexander Wills, and Avery Elizabith Wills. Three brothers and a sister, William Ridley Wills III, David Womack Wills, Andrew Mann Wills, and Luella Wills Willard, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 10, at Thacker Funeral Home Chapel, Pikeville. He received military rites at the gravesite in Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Pikeville.


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