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March 17, 2011



Christine Jeanette Mitchell Thomas Atkinson, 91, of Flemingsburg, formerly of Midway, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Fleming County Hospital, Flemingsburg.

Born Oct. 3, 1919, in Nicholas County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Josie Mitchell Tout. She was educated in Nicholas County and also attended Midway School in Midway, where she was crowned May Queen. She married John Lewis Thomas of Midway, where they made their home for several years. Mr. Thomas died in 1973. She later married Wm. E. "Buck" Atkinson Jr., and made their home in Lexington. She later moved to Flemingsburg to live near her sister Irene Barber. She was a member of the Fleming County Hospital Auxiliary sewing group and a member of the Flemingsburg Christian Church. She was an avid golfer and a member of the Lexington Country Club. She was a seamstress making many quilts and enjoyed playing bridge.

Survivors include a sister, Irene Barber, of Flemingsburg; a nephew, Eric ( Naomi) Barber, Lexington; two nieces, Mary Ann (Rick) Storm and Martha Jean Cox, both of Carlisle; a stepdaughter, Florence (Ralph) Scearce, Lexington; a stepson, Tarley (Ann) Thomas, Lexington; two step-granddaughters, Tarla and Thomas and Patricia Thomas. Her stepfather, Homer Tout; her husbands, John L. Thomas and Wm. E. Atkinson; a son, John Mitchell Thomas; a brother, Harold Mitchell; two nieces, Judy Letcher and Janet (Susie) Brown; and a stepson, Jay Thomas, are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, March 10, at the Denton-Workman Funeral Home, Flemingsburg, by the Rev. Norman Wasson and the Rev. Peter Morgan. Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Flemingsburg Christian Church, Flemingsburg, KY 41041.



Ann Elizabeth Clemons, 65, of Lexington, daughter of Dorothy Bean Miller, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Melody Ann Pattie, Morehead; a son, Christopher Shane Clemons, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Patsy (Jason) Webb, Midway; three brothers, John Clemons, Lexington, Bud (Sheila) Clemons Jr., Paris; Richard Clemons, Lancaster, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 12, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris. Burial was in Evergreen Memory Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital.



Kathryn Fay Kane Columbia, 58, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, widow of Calvin Columbia, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Feb. 26, 1953, she was the daughter of Francis Kane of Clearwater, Fla., and the late Doris Perry Kane. She enjoyed listening to music, especially Gospel music on Sunday, watching movies and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her father, she is survived by three children, Sondra Peach (Keith) Cole, Lexington, and Jeannette Peach (Martin) Dery and Edwin (Mary) Shouse, both of Frankfort; a stepchild, Toni Columbia Hedges, Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Ilse Kane Hulker, Lawrenceburg, and Carol Cox, Bagdad; a brother, James Kane, Lawrenceburg; a half-sister, Sherrie Smith, West Virginia; a half-brother, Gary Briscoe, Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren, AlexzandrŠ Marie and Reneť Elizabeth; and two step-grandchildren, Serenity and Nolan.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 16, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by Bro. Terry Cooper. Burial was in the Corinth Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Joshua and Jason Hulker, Joshua Drain, James Perry, Richard Perry Jr., and Johnny Cirillo. Honorary bearer was James Kane Jr.



Benton Spears Covington, 81, of Harrodsburg, widower of Faye Buffin Covington, died Saturday, March 12, 2011.

The son of Holland and Mary Covington of South Carolina, he was a retired IBM machinist of 29 years, a member of the Quarter Century Club, served in the South Carolina National Guard and was a Korean War tank division veteran.

Survivors include three children, Rebecca Dawn Smith, Frankfort, Benton Keith (Linda) Covington, Georgetown, and Rachel Alicenia (Donald) Powers, Versailles; four granddaughters, Selena (Chris) Warren, Versailles, Ariel Faye Powers, Versailles, Danielle Marie Powers, Mt. Sterling, and Cara Lee Covington, Lexington; a brother, Raymond Covington, Kingstree, S.C.; a sister, Janice Russell, Sumter, S.C.; and five great-grandchildren. A brother, Alfred Covington, and four sisters, Eleanor Butler, Emily Clayton, Eunice Barrineau and Florene Harrington, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, March 16, at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.



Henry Ray Dorton, 82, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Georgetown, husband of Charlotte Emogene Hall Dorton, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at his residence.

Born in Tomís Creek, Va., he was the son of the late Homer F. and Gustavia Fannon Dorton. A graduate of Pikeville College and Morehead State University, he was a credit manager with Southern States Cooperative. He was a lifelong member of Lambert Baptist Church and a member of Masonic Lodge #889 in Wheelright. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed fishing, RV-ing and he was an avid UK, Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Browns fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Karen L. Weaver, Lexington, Martha D. (Ronald) Moore, Stockbridge, Ga., Alan R. (Jean) Dorton, Versailles, and Lisa A. (Larry Jr.) Baber, Lexington; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley Adams, Somerset.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 12, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Woodford County.

Memorials are encouraged to Hosparus, 105 Diecks Dr., Elizabethtown, KY 42701, or Mayo Clinic Cancer and Heart Research, 200 First St. S.W., Rochester, MN 55905.



Donald Keith Hackney, 50, of Versailles, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the Ft. Logan Hospital, Stanford.

Born May 11, 1960, in Woodford County, he was the son of Donald F. and Mimi Hogan Hackney. He was a technician in the HVAC field for over 30 years and a member of Hillsboro Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Alan (Tara) Hackney, Versailles; and a sister, Mary Dean (Phil) Vertuca, Nicholasville.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, March 17. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. John Brandon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 736 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508.

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Margaret Stokes McIntyre, 86, of Lexington, widow of George E. McIntyre, died Friday, March 11, 2011.

Born April 27, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Silas Johnson Stokes and Hannah Jochum Stokes. She graduated from University High School in 1941. In 1945, she graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in home economics. After graduation, she worked in food services at Wright Patterson Air Field. She worked at the University of Kentucky from 1956 to 1986. She was a member of Pisgah Presbyterian Church from childhood, where she was ordained as an elder. She was also a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority at UK and a member of PEO, Chapter R since 1986. She volunteered for the blood center and Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Lyon Watts (Jim); a son, George Patrick McIntyre (Judy); two sisters, Mary Louise Quisenberry and Lola Hagan; three grandchildren. Russell E Huffman III, Morgan Stokes Lyon, and Hannah Elizabeth McIntyre; and three great-grandchildren, Alyssa Marie Lyon, Sydney Kruse Huffman, and Daniel Austin Huffman. A daughter, Jennifer Kruse McIntyre, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 15, at Pisgah Presbyterian Church. Casket bearers were Jay Quisenberry, Stokes Quisenberry, John Quisenberry, Benjamin Knight, Patrick Knight, Joseph Knight, and Thomas Knight. Milward-Broadway was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Pisgah Presbyterian Church, 710 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383.



Doris Morgenroth, 65, of Atlanta, Ga., wife of Barry Morgenroth Sr., died Sunday, March 13, 2011, after an extended illness.

A native of Indianapolis, Ind., she had lived in metro Atlanta for the past 32 years. She was the resident manager of Buford Towne Apartments in Atlanta and a member of the Business Womenís Association Atlanta.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Barry Morgenroth Jr. (Casey) and Daniel Morgenroth (Jacqui), both of Dacula, Ga., and Dr. Kelly Morgenroth, Sandersville, Ga.; six grandchildren, Mikayla Morgenroth, Matthew Morgenroth, Jessica Morgenroth, Michael Morgenroth, Meghan Morgenroth and Kaitlyn Morgenroth; two brothers, Pete Ward, Lexington, and Charlie Ward (Shirley), Lancaster; a sister, Patricia (Joe) Hale, Versailles; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A sister, Bonnie Ward, and a brother, Danny Ward, are deceased.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 18, at Revival Tabernacle Church, Lexington, by Pastor Gary Ward. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Buford, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Ste. 260, Duluth, GA 30097, or at



Jeffery Jewell, 43, of Versailles, husband of Cindy Chapman Jewell, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at his residence.

Born in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late William and Essie Starnes Jewell. He was a car technician and a member of Clover Bottom Baptist Church. His hobbies were fishing and flower gardening.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Joshua (Kayla) Jewell; a brother, Gerald "Bubba" Jewell; two sisters, Teresa (Terry) Lowry and Rita Jewell (Tommy); and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, March 14, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, by Pastor Joel Braswell and Leonard Fitch. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.



Herman E. Ward, 77, of Lexington, husband of Doris Ann Ward, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

He was the former owner of the Lafayette Barber Shop on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington, was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of St. Johnís Masonic Lodge #125, F&AM, at Salvisa, and a member of the Kirkwood Baptist Church in Mercer County.

In addition to his wife of 52 years, he is survived by four daughters, Teresa (Keith) Woodside and Elizabeth (David) Richards, both of Versailles, Linda Ward, Frankfort, and Brenda Ward-Hill, Lawrenceburg; 11 grandchildren, Justin (Emily) Woodside, Chris Woodside, Jarod Jackson, Jason (Heather) Jackson, Mattie Hosley, Ben Hosley, John (Julie) Hill, David (Dana) Richards, Amy Richards, Marlena (Dan) Stevens, David Evans; and seven great-grandchildren, Avery Woodside, Colebrine Jackson, Gage Mize, Joey Shea, Will Hall, Tyler Stevens, and David Evans Jr. A granddaughter, Whitney Richards, and a great-granddaughter, Summer Evans, are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, March 13, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Vern Huber. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jarod Jackson, Jason Jackson, Chris Woodside, Justin Woodside, Ben Hosley, J. C. Hosley, Mike Ward, and Bill Hall.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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C.D. Wilson, 66, of Frankfort, husband of Rita Woodson-Coatney Wilson, died Tuesday, March15, 2011, from primary brain cancer.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Stella Brown Wilson and the late Sanford Wilson. He was a manufacturing engineer with NTH Works and also served as a Mason.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Clarissa Wilson, Frankfort; three sons, Dow Wilson, Brandon Crawley, and Sam Crawley, all of Frankfort, three sisters, Martha Woolums and Carol (Rick) Payton, both of Frankfort, and Edith Tandy, Versailles; a brother, Clifford (Judy) Wilson, Frankfort; and two grandchildren, Jordon McGuire-Crawley and Chase Crawley. A sister, Mary Roberts, a brother, Earl Wilson, and the mother of his children, June Metts Wilson, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Gene Dowell and Tommy Hockensmith Sr. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Michael Ray Woodson, Tommy Hockensmith Jr., Darian Payton, Sandy Wilson, Mark Wilson, and Billy Perry. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, March 17, at the funeral home.

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