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Versailles, Ky.


 

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March 15, 2001 issue

 

Mary Bowmar Burley

Mary Bowmar Burley, 43, a descendant of Dan M. Bowmar, whose family owned and published The Woodford Sun from the 1870s until 1942, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at her home after an extended bout with cancer.

She is survived by her husband, James Burley; two daughters, Jessica Coy and Isabella Coy; two sons, Joseph Cleinmark and Benjamin Cleinmark; her father, Dan M. Bowmar III; a sister, Catherine Zachery; three brothers, Daniel M. Bowmar IV, James Bowmar, and Thomas "Kip" Bowmar; a niece, Emily Zachary, and two nephews, Adam Bowmar and Nicholas Bowmar. She was the daughter of the late Rosemary Guilfoyle Bowmar.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 12, at the Newman Center at the University of Kentucky. Private burial services were held in the Versailles Cemetery. The Whitehall Funeral Chapel, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Goldie L. Caudle

Goldie L. Caudle, 83, of Woodford County, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, in Frankfort.

Born in Woodford County on Nov. 22, 1918, she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Lida Mae Watts Caudle. She was a member of the Millville Christian Church, where she had held various positions, including secretary and deaconess.

She is survived by a sister, Evelyn McConnell, Frankfort; a brother, Norman Shirley Caudle, Millville; and several nieces and nephews. Five sisters, Blanche Sutherland, Mildred Jacobs, Jessie Long, Frances Wash, and Marsh Mitchell; four brothers, Juett Caudle, Cecil Caudle, Dorsey Caudle, and G. W. "Jub" Caudle, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Dr. Ray Holdren. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Buddy Wash, Gene Jacobs, Wally McConnell, Doug Sutherland, Billy Caudle, and Mike Caudle. Honorary bearers were deacons and elders of the Millville Christian Church. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Millville Christian Church.

 

Polly B. Garrett

Polly B. Garrett, 88, of Christian Towers in Lexington, formerly of Versailles, widow of James A. Garrett, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Allendale County, S.C., she was a daughter of the late William F. and Polly Brown Bassett. She was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church, Lexington, and was a former member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church, Woodford County. Mrs. Garrett had retired as a housekeeper at St. Joseph Hospital in 1981.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Staton, Midway, and Ruth Walker, Jackson, Tenn.; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. A son, Sam Garrett, whose widow, Sylvia Garrett, lives in Versailles, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Don White. Interment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Eric Walker, Steve Garrett, Jim Bob Adams, Pete Welch, Eddie Wayne Portwood, Bill Walker, Ralph Staton, and Spencer Wall.

 

Floyd W. Kincaid

Floyd W. Kincaid, 74, of Campton, formerly of Woodford County, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center of injuries received March 2 in a traffic accident in Clark County. He was the husband of Ora Haddix Kincaid.

Born in Woodford County, he was a son of the late Cran and Zannie Means Kincaid and was a retired carpenter.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Stephani Brooks, Winchester, and Vandee Kincaid, Campton; four sons, Larry Wayne Kincaid, Terry Kincaid, and Floyd Dale Kincaid, all of Lawrenceburg, and Chris Kincaid, Richmond; four sisters, Debra Cummins, Anderson County, and Marie Brumback, Nancy Watkins, and Libby Clark, all of Woodford County; six brothers, Herbert Kincaid and Edgar Kincaid, both of Anderson County; Donnie Kincaid and Venard Kincaid, both of Franklin County, and Phillip Kincaid and Bradley Kincaid, both of Woodford County; 19 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Magdalene Bostic and Molly Cheatham, and a brother, Walter Kincaid, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, March 15, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Byron Jessup. Interment will be in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Chris Kincaid, Terry Kincaid, Anthony Kincaid, Bryan Brooks, Keith Tucker, and Ernie Bostic.

 

Raymond B. Merryman

Raymond Bronston Merryman, 82, of Woodford County, died Sunday March 11, 2001, at the Thomson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.

Born Nov. 21, 1918, he was the son of the late Edward and Eliza Bumgardner Merryman. Mr. Merryman was a U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 14, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Danny Merryman, Glenn Merryman, Darrell Merryman, Ted Merryman, Steve Merryman, and John Merryman.

 

Betty Ockerman

Betty Ockerman, 71, of Lawrenceburg, wife of William Ockerman, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at her residence.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late James and Grace Mason and was a retired, 47-year employee of Fruit of the Loom. She was a member of the Alton Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Barnes, Lawrenceburg; a son, Larry Ockerman, Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Lorraine Campbell, Frankfort, and Mary Haynes, West Virginia; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 12 noon Monday, March 12, at Sunset Funeral Home, Woodford County, by the Rev. Mickey Hyder and the Rev. Ted Wigglesworth. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Tom Barnes, Donnie Mefford, Scottie Campbell, Don Powers, Howard Phillips, and Lynn Gritton. Memorial donations are suggested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1063 Frankfort, Ky. 40602-1063.

 

Eric J. Pohlman

Eric J. Pohlman, 35, of Madison, Ind., formerly of Versailles, husband of Melissa B. Pohlman, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, in Scottsburg, Ind., of cardiac failure.

Born in Louisville, he was an engineer with Total Concepts of Design in Scottsburg and had worked in Frankfort for several years. He was a graduate of Morehead State University and was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Madison, and was a former member of St. Leo Catholic Church, Versailles.

Mr. Pohlman is also survived by two children, Kirsten and Zachary Pohlman; his parents, Dick and Carol Pohlman, Lawrenceburg; and two sisters, Alice Wickman, Frankfort, and Mary Ellen Lyons, Georgetown. Mr. Pohlman’s in-laws, Richard and Barbara Bellinger, live in Versailles.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, at St. Leo Catholic Church, Versailles, by the Rev. John Meyer. Casket bearers were Todd Courtney, Darren Royalty, Greg Lyons, Kevin Bellinger, Nathan Bellinger, Charles Mayer, David Thurman, and Jason Thurman. The body was cremated. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements. Donations are suggested to the Pohlman Children’s Educational Fund, c/o Members Heritage Federal Credit Union, 440 Park Place, Lexington, Ky. 40383.

 

Martha O. Shouse

Martha Opal Cammack Shouse, 87, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Edwin "Doc" Shouse, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital East, Lexington.

She was a native of Anderson County, the daughter of the late Henry and Mollie Robinson Cammack. She was a former employee of the state Department of Revenue and was a member of the Alton Baptist Church and Frances Cunningham Sunday School Class.

She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Cheak, Versailles; three sisters, Lettie Bryant and Henrietta Sparrow, Lawrenceburg, and Lizzie Perry, Waddy; nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Phyllis Ann Downey; a son, Bobby Shouse; two sisters, Rosie Thurman and Nettie Lewis, and four brothers, Jesse, Jimmy, Allen, and Emmett Cammack, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Gash Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceburg, by the Rev. Tyre Denney and the Rev. Rick Shannon. Burial was in Fox Creek Cemetery, Lawrenceburg. Casket bearers were Scott Cheak, John Cheak, Eddy Shouse, Bobby Shouse Jr., Bill Shouse, Don Whitehouse, Mike Collins, Bruce Sparrow, and Ron Downey. Honorary bearers were Floyd Bryant, Darnell Devers, Gary Craig, Jim Carey, and deacons of the Alton Baptist Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY. 40601.

 

Emma J. Yocum

Emma Jean Yocum, 78, of Lexington, formerly of Harrodsburg, widow of William Yocum, died Sunday March 11, 2001, at Saint Joseph Hospital East, Lexington.

A native of Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late George and Emma Garfield Sallee Merriman.

Mrs. Yocum was a member of the Burgin Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 20 years.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Yocum, Versailles, and Barry Yocum, Stow, Ohio; three grandsons, Russell Yocum, Chris Yocum, and Kenneth Peach; three granddaughters, Becky McGinnis, Leslie Crossfield, and Rhonda Redford, and six great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel, Harrodsburg, by the Rev. Steve Coss, the Rev. Ronnie Hupp, and the Rev. Wayne Stevenson. Burial was in the Burgin Memorial Garden, Burgin. Casket bearers were Russell Yocum, Chris Yocum, Brent McGinnis, Dr. Robert A. Davenport, Donnie Lewis Sexton, Brian Sexton, Becky McGinnis, and Wayne Stevenson. Memorials are suggested to Burgin Methodist Church, Burgin, or Southside Christian Church, Versailles.

 

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