March 15, 2007
Carole Ann Lindsey Fathergill, 68, of Versailles, wife of Jimmie Roy Fathergill,
died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler
Medical Center Hospital.
Born Aug. 13, 1938, in Lexington, she was the daughter of Wilma Lindsey and the
late Captain Lloyd Lindsey. She was a graduate of Henry Clay High School. She
retired after 29 years service as records clerk at Tates Creek High School,
Fayette County Board of Education.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Wade Fathergill; a
grandson, Jimmie Neal; a granddaughter, Tracie Lynn “Tweetie”; a brother, Mark
Lindsey; a nephew, Derrick; a niece, Jennifer Swift, and a great-nephew, Caleb
Services were conducted Wednesday, March 14, at Calvary Baptist Church by the
Rev. William K. Simmons. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers
were Alan Lindsey, Jack Lindsey, Mike Lindsey and Derrick Lindsey, Joe David
Martin, and Gene Blaydes. Honorary bearer was Neal Fathergill. Kerr Brothers
Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements.
Stephannie Kay Frasier, 52, of Lexington, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at her
Born April 11, 1954, in Nonesuch, she was the daughter of Mary Belle Shanklin of
Versailles and the late Shirley Shanklin. She was a member of the Revival
Tabernacle Church in Lexington.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by three daughters, Candy Cable,
Summerville, S.C., Alice Frasier, Asheville, N.C., and Damara Frasier,
Lexington; a son, Howard Frasier, Lexington; four sisters, Marilyn Burgess and
Andy Barlow, both of Nicholasville, Ruby Votaw, Sadieville, and Connie Tackett,
Versailles; two brothers, Calvin Shanklin, Conyers, Ga., and David Shanklin,
Keene; three grandchildren, Siera and Corey Cable and Rayleigh Frasier.
Services were conducted Wednesday, March 14, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles,
by Bro. Byron Jessup. Burial was in the Nonesuch Cemetery. Casket bearers were
Steve Cable, Howie Frasier, David Shanklin, Calvin Shanklin, Tommy Tackett, and
Charlie Hughes. Honorary bearer was Corey Cable.
Memorials are suggested to Revival Tabernacle Church.
Condolences may be made at
Patti Alves Gordon, 74, of Gloucester,
Va., formerly of Versailles, died peacefully Monday, April 12, 2007, at her
The daughter of the late Haywood and Mildred Alves, she attended Woodford County
schools and graduated from University High School in Lexington. She attended the
University of Kentucky and was employed at the Corner Drug Store in Versailles.
She married Graham Gordon, minister of the Versailles Presbyterian Church, and
the couple lived for a time in Edinburgh, Scotland, where Mr. Gordon received
his master’s degree from Union College. Mrs. Gordon later lived for a time with
her brother, Stanley Powell Alves, in Melbourne, Australia. She was retired as
personnel manager for the City of Richmond, Va. She taught art classes in
portrait and landscape painting, and enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include her former husband; two brothers, Robert Haywood Alves,
Versailles, and Stanley Powell Alves, Oxford, Ohio; two daughters, Debbie Gordon
Bohannon, Charlottesville, Va., and Judy Gordon Conover, Wilson, N.C.; a son,
Angus Gordon, Gloucester, Va.; four granddaughters; and seven nieces and
nephews. Two brothers, William Lux Alves and Samuel Hughes Alves, are deceased.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date, which will be announced in
The Sun. The service will be conducted by Fr. Alan Sutherland, rector of St.
John’s Episcopal Church, Versailles. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles,
is in charge of arrangements.
Norman Whitley, Hall 83, of Lexington, husband of Martha Koppius Hall, died
Monday, March 12, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Born July 4, 1923, near Hopkinsville, he was the son of the late Whitley Z. and
Mary Henrietta “Retta” Hall. He grew up on the family dairy farm outside of
Hopkinsville, started his education at Walnut Grove School, a one-room school
for grades one through 12, but soon moved to the Hopkinsville School System
where he graduated from Hopkinsville High School in 1941. He attended the
University of Kentucky from 1941 to 1949, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in
industrial chemistry in 1948 and a master’s degree in chemistry in 1949. He
served in the U.S. Navy for three years in both the U.S. and Pacific Theaters.
Following college, he joined Shell Chemical Company’s research and development
department. In 1964, he accepted a position with Ashland Oil, Inc. in its
research and development department, and subsequently, served in a variety of
technical administrative and management positions until his retirement in 1985.
He and his wife retired to Danville, where they spent much of their time
traveling in both the United States and much of the world. In 2003, they moved
into a retirement home in Lexington.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, John Stephen Hall, of
Raleigh, N.C., and Robert Norman Hall, Lake City, S.C.; two stepsons, Herbert A.
Miller Jr. and Robert O. Miller, Lexington; a stepdaughter, Mary Lu Patterson,
Versailles; nine grandchildren, Christian C. Hall, Winston Salem, N.C., David
Ryan Hall, North Hollywood, Calif., Lindsey Truluck Hall, Lake City, S.C.,
William Stinson Miller, Townsend Allan Miller, and Matthew Walker Whitley
Miller, Lexington, David Jason Miller and Alex Jonathan Miller, Lexington, and
Joseph William Patterson, Versailles; a nephew, George Kennedy Hall Jr.,
Anchorage; and two nieces, Donna Sue Ensor, Louisville, and Joy Ganus,
Huntsville, Ala. Two brothers, Earl H. Hall and George K. Hall, are deceased.
Private family burial services will be at the Lexington Cemetery. Kerr Brothers
Funeral Home, Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.
Nathaniel Taylor Sr., 78, of Lexington, husband of Ann Lawson Taylor, died
Tuesday, March 6, 2007.
Born Jan. 31, 1929, in Lexington, he was the son of the late John Henry and
Lorene H. White Taylor. He was baptized at Main Street Baptist Church,
Lexington, and at the time of his death was a member of Wesley United Methodist
Church, Lexington. He was a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and the
Blue Grass School of Business. He served in the U.S. military and in the U.S.
military reserve, totaling over 20 years. He was a retired veteran with the rank
of first sergeant.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Nathaniel Taylor Jr.,
Jacqueline Brown, Beverly Young, Timothy Taylor, and Darryl Persley; three
stepchildren, Roslyn Collins, Versailles, Donna Archie Campbell, and Eunice
Beatty; a sister, Pearl Jewett; He was a grandfather, great-grandfather and had
many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Three brothers, John Jr., Alphonso, and
Franklin; and two sisters, Lorene and Juanita, are deceased.
Services were conducted Friday, March 9, at Wesley United Methodist Church.
Interment was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary was
in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Gill Heart Institute, University of Kentucky, c/o
Justin Campbell, Administrative Director, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY
40536-0294; and/or Wesley United Methodist Church-Building Fund, 1825 Russell
Cave Road, Lexington, KY 40511.
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