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Versailles, Ky.


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March 18, 2004



Mayme Jaynes Addy, 68, of 125 Molly Street, Versailles, formerly of Olive Hill, widow of Thomas Addy, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at the residence of her son in Versailles.

Born May 25, 1935, in Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Evelyn Tyree Jaynes. She was a homemaker and of the Nazarene Faith.

Survivors include two sons, Charles "Chuck" Everman, Versailles, and Roger "Ike" Raybourn, Olive Hill; three grandchildren, Johnda Gant, Georgetown, Roger Raybourn II, Ashland, and Ryan Raybourn, Morehead; two great grandchildren, Derrick Michael Raybourn and Alex Jacob Raybourn, both of Ashland; a brother, Charles Larry Jaynes, Olive Hill; and a sister; Joan Day, Olive Hill. An infant daughter; Debra Everman, a brother, Jack Jaynes, and a sister, Alberta Kiser, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 15, 2004, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by R.D. Porter and Rudy Reed. Burial was in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery, Olive Hill.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Bluegrass, 108 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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 Birda Mae Moffett, 90, of Versailles, widow of Wilbur Oscar Moffett Sr., died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Eva Mae Kays and was a lifelong seamstress, an employee of Barrett’s Sewing Factory and a member of Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include her three children, Georgia Moffett, Wilbur Moffett Jr., and Ann White, all of Versailles; two sisters, Georgia Tracey, Lawrenceburg, and Dorothy Sutherland, Lexington; a brother, Thomas Kays, Lawrenceburg; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren- and a great-great grandson. Two sisters, Doris Crask and Francis Brown, and a brother, Billy Kays, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Ronnie Hupp. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Ronnie White, Johnny White, Ricky Moffett, Jeff Moffett, A.J. Kelty and Kevin Lane. Honorary bearers were Susan Lane, Amanda Deborde, Taylor Lane, Brandon White, Randy White, Kasie Kelty, Tyler Moffett, Kaylee Moffett, Laura Abigail Moffett, Emma Moffett, Matthew Dillon White, and Laura Kelty.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Clarence Edward Redmond Sr., 81, of Mt. Sterling, husband of Sallye Groves Redmond, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at his residence.

Born Oct. 1, 1922, in Montgomery County, he was the son of Melvin G. and Eddie C. Fletcher Redmond. He was a retired carpenter and farmer, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Fairview Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Clarence Edward Redmond Jr., Lexington; four daughters, Elizabeth Glover, Sheilah Sterling, and Christie Redmond Jouett, all of Mt. Sterling, and Clairessa Hamilton, Versailles; 11 grandchildren; and two sisters, Della Thomas of Frankfort and Goldie Jones of Springfield. Two brothers, Robert and Thurman Redmond, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, March 18, 2004, at Herald & Stewart Home For Funerals by the Rev. Darrell Hayden and Gary Jones. Burial will be in the Lincoln View Cemetery.



Jean Sanders Shumate, 72, of Old Frankfort Pike, Midway, wife of John Shumate, died Friday, March 12, 2004, at her residence.

A native of Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Evelyn Sanders. She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a retired state government employee, a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church and attended Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church. She was a member of several historical associations, including the Jane McAfee DAR, the National Huguenot Society, the Blauvelt Descendants and the Wyckoff Association.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, W.M. Sanders, Harrodsburg.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, March 15, 2004, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Todd Lester. Casket bearers were Dickie Mucci, Michael Robinson, Kenneth Sanders, Charles Robinson, Jerry Burns and John Mucci. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Russell Wilson "Buzz" Sipe, 85, of Lexington, husband of Jacqueline Prather Sipe, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at the VA Medical Center-Cooper Drive.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Norman "Fom" and Bertie "Minnie" Sayer Sipe and a graduate of Henry Clay High School. He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran, serving with the 5th Marine division during the campaign of Iowa Jima and was present for the raising of the flag on Mt. Surabachi. He was awarded the Purple Heart. He retired from the Blue Grass Army Depot, and was an avid supporter of U.K. football and coached Little League baseball.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Marcia Louise Reed, Lexington; two sons, Danny Ray Sipe, Versailles. and Russell Joseph Sipe, Lexington; grandchildren, Rhonda Jelf,, Jill Cowan, Joe Dan Reed, Brian Reed, Ross Reed, Russell Daniel Sipe, Seth Jordan Sipe and Jeff Floyd; and great-grandchildren, Jake Cowan, Caleb Cowan, Luke Cowan, Seth Cowan, Hunter Jelf, Hannah Jelf, Lily Kate Reed, Ella Reed, Peyton Floyd and Lauren Floyd. Two brothers, Vernard "Dutch" Sipe, and Norman Leonard "Pete" Sipe, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, March 18, 2004, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway with military graveside rites in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary bearers will be L Company of the 5th Marine Division.



Jack D. Watts, 69, of Nicholasville, husband of Lois J. Crowe Watts, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lexington.

A native of Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Wallace and Lillian Watts. He was a retired welder and construction worker and U. S. Army veteran, and a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Debbie Wilson, Nicholasville, Jackie Sullivan, Versailles, Jonathan Watts, Wilmore, Pamela Ritter, Bowling Green; a sister, Ozella Arthur, Indiana; six grandchildren, Crystal Wilson, Christopher Wilson, Stefanie Grimes, Shkala Ritter, Jessica Sullivan, and Heather Nicole Watts; and three great grandchildren. Two brothers, Wallace Watts Jr. and Jerry Watts, and a daughter, Elisha Cox, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Dan Barnes. Interment was at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville. Casket bearers were Jonathan Watts, Darrell Sullivan, Tim Grimes, Scott Ritter, Jeff Sloan, and Christopher Wilson.



Spencer Bell Woodley, 82, former resident of the Huntertown Community, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Homestead Nursing Home, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Sam and Nannie Green Woodley Spencer. He was a friend and employee to several Woodford County families and was a long time member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Nannie Black, Lexington; a brother, Henry C. Woodley, Dayton, Ohio; a grandson, James Woodley Jr.; and three great grandchildren, all of California. A son, James Woodley, and several sisters and brothers are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2004, at First Baptist Church, Versailles, by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Interment will follow at the Steele Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Willis Washington, Robert Higgins, Joe Richards, Richard Carr, Norris Ingram, and William Harris. Dan Collins is to be an honorary bearer. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, March 18, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church.


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