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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 Swift.
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 residence.
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.
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Patti Alves Gordon, 74, of Gloucester, Va., formerly of Versailles, died peacefully Monday, April 12, 2007, at her residence.
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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