The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


About Us

Recent Obituaries

March 13, 2014



Delores Ann Wright Carlos, 51, wife of Jose Carlos Maicel, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

Born in Georgetown, she was the daughter of Patsy Wright Wilcox of Versailles and the late Gerald Wright Sr. She was a caregiver for Sam Dennison and former manager at McDonald’s and Arby’s.

Survivors include a daughter, Ashley Bandy Singh; two grandsons, Tresean Singh and Carols Olague, both of Versailles; four sisters, Lisa Earlywine and Linda Baxter, both of Paris, Terry Wright, Perryville, and Anita Hawkins, Carlisle; three brothers, Ricky Wright, Cynthiana, Gerald Wright Jr., Paris, and Robert Thomas Wright, Versailles.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Thursday, March 13, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Dr. Floyd Greene. Burial will follow in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Robert Wright, Ricky Wright, Gerald Wright, Jeffery Earlywine, Russell Baxter, German Solis, and Roy Hawkins Jr. Honorary bearers will be Corey Earlywine, Tyler Wright, Will Baxter, and Roy Hawkins Sr.

Guestbook at



Anthony "Tony" Czack, 51, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2014.

Born Oct. 16, 1962, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of Lawrence (Carol) and the late Frances Majeski Czack. He played football at the University of Kentucky from 1982 to 1986, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

Survivors include two daughters, Allie Czack and Sarah Czack, both of Versailles; three sisters, Pam Czack, Ohio, Michelle (Andrew) Hudak, Ohio, and Tanya Sirl, Ohio; a brother, Michael (Melissa) Czack, Ohio; and seven nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends was held on Sunday, March 2, at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing, Nicholasville.

In lieu of flowers, a fund is being established to assist in the education expenses for his daughters. Contributions may be made in person or sent to Clark Legacy Center c/o the Czack family.

Condolences may be expressed at



John Evans, 46, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, son of Sylvia Vanover Evans and the late James Roy Evans, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Nikki Evans and Amber Evans, both of Clarksville, Ohio; a son, Noah John Thomas Evans, Wolfe County; two sisters, Gail (Don) Southworth, Lawrenceburg, and Pat (Melvin) Sutherland, Versailles; a brother, Marshall Evans, Frankfort; and two grandchildren, Kaiden and Blake Sherwood. Two brothers, LeRoy and Jimmy Evans, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 10, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Jared Henry. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Matt Sherwood, Stephen Lay, Andy Callis, Marshall Evans, Tim Evans, and Cheda Evans. Honorary bearer was Noah Evans.

Guestbook at



Gene E. Goodrich, 77, of Shelbyville, formerly of Millville, husband of Martha Roberts Goodrich, died Monday, March 10, 2014.

Born March 19, 1936, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Oscar Willis and Jennie Hippe Goodrich. He retired from National Distillers and Jim Beam after 43 years as a truck driver.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lisa Goodrich; a son, Steven Goodrich, both of Woodford County; two stepsons, Dean Thornton, Shelby County, and Danny Thornton, Owen County; a brother, Bobby Goodrich, Versailles; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The mother of his children, Phyllis Goodrich; a daughter, Connie Goodrich; six sisters, Sara Lancaster, Jenny Conway, Margie Carter, Louise Nolan, Jo Ann Lewis, and Dorothy Jacobs; and three brothers, Charles Goodrich, Wallace Goodrich and Oscar Goodrich, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, March 13, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Bro. Chuck Umholtz. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Chris Mitchell, Daniel Goodrich, Travis Goodrich, Marty Gilkison, Bryan Johnson, and Rommy Rankin. Honorary bearers will be Bill Cornish, Phillip Long, Bob Stewart, Gene Mitchell, Jerry Smith, David Smith, Sidney Adams, and Frank Stewart.

Donations are recommended to the Building Fund for Beechridge Baptist Church of Bagdad, 110 Beech Ridge Rd., Bagdad, KY 40003, and to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be offered at



Larry Wayne "Musky" Lay, 60, of Versailles, husband of Frances Markwell Lay, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Harold and Mildred McKinney Lay and was a retired carpenter.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Lyne (Cheda) Evans, Versailles, Pam (Wesley) Mattingly, Nashville, Tenn., and Tracey (Tim) Owens, Versailles; three sons, Tony (Angela) Fields, Lawrenceburg, Ralph (Amber) Lay, Willisburg, and Matthew Lay, Versailles; a sister, Jean Rinehart, West Virginia; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Harold Lay Jr., Jerry Lay, and Alvin Lay; and a son, James Adkins, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 8, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Gilbert Sargent.

Guestbook at



Catherine Marie Perry, 84, of Frostproof, Fla., died Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Florida.

Born in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Sidney Monroe and Irene Hunter Peffer. She was a hairdresser for many years in Lawrenceburg and Frankfort and retired from state government having worked at the AOC and the Court of Appeals.

Survivors include her companion, Raymond Thompson, Florida; four children, Lesley Perry Rose, Frankfort, Sam (Linda Wiswell) Gudgel, Ashby, Mass., Windy (Nancy) Gudgel, Frostproof, Fla., and Linda Gudgel (Gary) Finnell, Versailles; a sister, Pam Thurman, Frostproof, Fla.; three brothers, Dan Peffer, Harold Peffer, and Charlie Peffer, all of Frankfort; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870.

Guestbook at



Kelly Resinger, age 53, of Cherry Hill, NJ, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, March 10, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Throughout this battle, Kelly always maintained her positive attitude and warm smile. She was born in Iowa and raised in Versailles, KY.

Kelly moved to the Philadelphia area upon graduation from Earlham College and began her 30+ year career devoted to helping others by raising millions of dollars for various non-profit agencies. She was a loving and giving person and dedicated her life to helping others better their own.

Kelly is survived by her 2 children, Daniel G. Feldman and Greta D. Feldman; her mother, Greta Resinger of Versailles, KY; her brothers, David (Senia) Resinger of Versailles, KY, Jack (Dawn) Resinger of Louisville, KY, and Nancy Resinger of Winchester, KY. Kelly had so many wonderful friends whom she loved greatly and took care of her like family.

Kelly’s family will receive friends today, Thursday, March 13th, from 1-2:15 PM, at the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 20 E. Kings Hwy, Haddonfield, NJ, where the Celebration of Kelly’s Life will follow at 2:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to: Penn Medicine Dept., 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Phila. PA 19104 (Checks payable to "trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" with designation GI Cancer or Patient Care) or via

"Thou art thy mother’s glass" – Wm. Shakespeare

(Paid obituary)



Lewis R. Walton, 71, of Versailles, widower of Anna Rose Phelps Walton, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the Markey Cancer Center.

Born at Nonesuch, he was the son of the late Ronda Willard and Lou Ida Coleman Walton and was a retired Shadwell Farm employee.

Survivors include two daughters, Rhonda Gail Walton, Lawrenceburg, and Lou Ann Abner, Versailles; a son, Thomas Lewis (Jolene Naughton) Walton, Nicholasville; two sisters, Mildred Lay and Sheena Ramos; two brothers, Thomas Walton and Jackie Walton; six grandchildren, Jesse Abner, Michelle Callahan, Josh Preston, Ronnie Callahan, Thomas Abner, and Samantha Walton; and three great-grandchildren. A sister, Betty Vasquez, a brother, Robert Walton, and an infant brother are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, March 7, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Adam Norsworthy. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ronnie Callahan, Thomas Abner, Jesse Abner, Shawn Riley, Josh Preston, Arvil Douglas, David Woosley, and Lee Allen Walton.

Guestbook at



See past obituaries here.