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March 2, 2006



   James Adkins, 31, of 309 East Domino Court, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006.

Born Aug. 12, 1974, in Dayton, Ohio, he was an employee of Owens Tree Service.

Survivors include three children, Danielle, Clarence, and James Austin Adkins; his mother, Mary Coventry; his father, Wayne "Musky" Lay; a sister, Penny McKinney, his grandmother, Goldie Reed, all of Versailles.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 27, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Gilbert Sargent.

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   Denver "Bob" Dillingham, 68, a prominent Woodford County farmer, husband of Deborah Dillingham, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, after a long illness.

Born Feb. 6, 1938, in Liberty, he farmed for over 46 years in Woodford, Jessamine, and Fayette counties. He was a member of the Trinity Full Gospel Church in Lexington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Darlene Dillingham, Gail Popovitz, Gayla Smith, Bobbie Jo Dillingham, all of Versailles; a son, Kendall Smith, Versailles; 10 grandchildren, Tommy Reynolds, Harrodsburg, Danny Reynolds, Lexington, Jeremy and Tyler Popovitz, Dustin and Sonya Rivera, Bobbie Leigh and Selena Perez, Nicole Lewis and Bryana Smith, all of Versailles; four great-grandchildren, Collin and Mason Reynolds, Andrew Reynolds, and Madison Williams; four sisters, Betty Harris, Mary Lee Wilson, Helen Passmore, and Lily Wesley, all of Liberty; and two brothers, Junior Long, Liberty, and Larry Long, Versailles. His first wife, Wanda Pettyjohn Dillingham; his mother, Dora Passmore; and a brother, J. C. Long, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, March 2, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Glynn Doss. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Tommy Reynolds, Danny Reynolds, Tim Popovitz, Anthony Carter, David Long, Ronnie Joe Wesley, and Larry Dale Harris. Honorary bearers will be Herb Riddle, Johnny Cotton, Sherill Harris, and Leon Wesley.

Memorials are suggested to the Trinity Full Gospel Church, 340 Lima Drive, Lexington, KY 40501.

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   Wallace Bradley Harmon, 74, of Lexington, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at the VA Medical Center.

Born Sept. 7, 1931 in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Melvin and Mary Wise Harmon. He was a retired Dixie Cup employee and a United States Navy veteran, having served during the Korean War era.

Survivors include a daughter, Constance Odom, Versailles; a son, Kevin Harmon, Lexington; and three grandchildren.

There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements by Clark Funeral Home, Versailles.



   Sue Trimble Henry, 81, of Lexington, widow of the Rev. Edward J. Henry Jr., died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at her residence.

Born March 12, 1924, she was the daughter of Frank G. Trimble Sr. and Emma Louise Montjoy Trimble. She attended Lexington city schools, and graduated from Garth High School in Georgetown. She received an A.B. in music from Georgetown College, where she studied voice. She then went to New York City, where she worked for American Airlines while taking graduate music classes at Columbia University and studying voice at the Juilliard School of Music for several years. She returned to Lexington and completed her master’s degree in vocal performance at the University of Kentucky. Later, she took additional summer classes at the University of Southern California, Indiana University, and the University of Maryland. She taught at Transylvania University, Sayre School, Bryan Station High School, and the West Java Country Day School in Bogor, Indonesia, before beginning a long tenure at Midway College. There, she taught voice, piano, chorus, World Religions, and Humanities. She retired briefly, then taught voice and piano at Asbury College for three years. She taught private voice and piano lessons in her home until 2004. She was a life member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Phi Beta Music Sorority. She sang lead or prominent roles in UK Guignol Theatre productions of “Die Fledermaus,” “Threepenny Opera,” “Carousel,” and “South Pacific,” and was a soloist with the Lexington Singers, the Lexington Philharmonic, and the Central Christian Church Choir. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Versailles and Christ Church Cathedral.

Survivors include a son, Kevin Gudgel Henry, Lexington; a granddaughter, Marju Ragone; three nieces, Todd Trimble Graddy, Sidney A. Trimble, and Tevis Trimble Perkins; three nephews, David Lyle Trimble, Mark B. Trimble and John Montjoy Trimble Jr.; and two cousins, Robert D. Hill and Wilbur Hill. Two brothers, Frank G. Trimble Jr. and John Montjoy Trimble Sr.; and a nephew, Thomas Hart Trimble, are deceased.

A memorial service will be scheduled later at Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington.

Memorial gifts may be directed to UK Opera Theatre, 412 Rose Street, Koinonia House, School of Music, Lexington, KY 40506-0433, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass.



   Robert D. Hill, 86, of Darien, Conn., husband of Lorraine Wright Hill, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, of congestive heart failure.

Born Jan. 12, 1920, in Fayette County, Ky., he was the son of the late George and Margaret Trimble Hill. He graduate from Harvard College in 1942, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was a Navy lieutenant during World War II. He was a security analyst and partner at Newborg & Company when in 1964 he joined Clark, Dodge & Co., eventually serving as Vice Chairman of Investment Policy and Director of Research. He moved to Chemical Bank in 1974 as a portfolio manager and then as executive vice president of Chemical’s Favia, Hill & Associates, where he was responsible for the bank’s institutional equity clients. In 1986 he joined Pleasantville Advisors Inc., an investment management firm. He eventually formed R.D. Hill & Associates where he worked until his retirement in 1992. He was a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He appeared on “Wall Street Week” in 1984 to discuss his consumer investment themes. He was also a longtime member of the Wee Burn Country Club in Darien.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert Jr., of Manhattan; two daughters, Melissa Hill, Fairfield, Conn., and Elizabeth Makela, New Canaan, Conn.; a brother, Wilbur, Versailles; and three grandchildren, Megan, Daniel and Kelly.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1864 Post Road, Darien, Conn. Interment was in Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.

Donations may be sent to Post 53 Ambulance, P. O. Box 2066, Darien, CT 06820.



   William Warren Hillock, 74, of Lexington, husband of Audrey "Peggy" Hillock, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at the VA Hospital.

Born March 20, 1931, in Bourbon County, he was the son of the late Nelson Satterfield and Natella Moreland Hillock. He played basketball at Georgetown College and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He formerly resided in Richmond, Versailles, and Carlisle, and retired from the food sales industry after 37 years. Later, he worked part time as a ranger for Gibson Bay Golf Course.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Steven Hillock, Newburgh, Ind., and Gary Hillock, Indianapolis, Ind; a daughter, Diane Hillock Williams, Lexington; a sister, Jane Hillock Wyrick, Lexington; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Hillock Ferguson, Ashley Hillock, Cindi Hillock, Abigail Hillock, Margaret Hillock, Matthew Hillock, Keely Williams, Clay Williams, and Kyle Williams; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Ferguson and Paige Ferguson; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Harold Hillock and Phillip Hillock; and a sister, Dorothy Hillock Fryman are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Feb. 24, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Minister Jim Hutchison. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were Donnie Hillock, Mike Hillock, Byron Fryman, Jackie Fryman, Greg Stillwell, and Terry Cromer. Honorary bearers were Jerome Williams, Howard Kirk, and Greg Cash.



   Ann Mary Salsbery Landers, 57, of Lexington, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006.

Born Aug. 21, 1948, in East Orange, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John Brown Salsbery and Ruth Muriel Salsbery. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. and M.S. in elementary education. She taught in Fayette, Jessamine and Woodford counties as an elementary school teacher and reading specialist. She co-owned and operated Kentucky Baskets, and was employed as registrar for the Bluegrass Council of the Boy Scouts of America. At the Central Kentucky Blood Center, she was a donor resources consultant and product manager. She was also employed by Kay Jewelers. An active volunteer, she served as roundtable commissioner for Cub Scout Leader training, receiving the District Award of Merit. She was also Wood Badge trained. She was an adult reading tutor at the Carnegie Literacy Center.

Survivors include her partner, James Alcorn, Lexington; a son, Scott Landers, Lexington; and numerous other relatives. A brother, Chris John Salsbery, is deceased.

There was no public memorial service. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Harrodsburg Road was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.



   Quidda Mulder Maxberry, 48, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2006, in Woodford County.

Born July 1, 1957, she was the daughter of Cad and Juanita Mulder of Zion Hill.

Survivors include her former husband, Russell A. Maxberry Sr.; two sons, Russell A. Maxberry Jr. and Marcus A. Maxberry; three grandchildren; three brothers, Torrance Mulder, Chad Mulder, and Mark Mulder; a sister, Teresa Mulder; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.   A brother, Kelvin C. Mulder, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, March 2, at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Midway. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Smith & Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



   Alma Carl Nave, 99, of Lexington, died Sun., Feb. 26, 2006.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Fannie Dalton Carl. She was a retired nurse, a graduate of Massey Memorial Nursing School in Paris, and was the first registered nurse at Central Baptist Hospital to retire. She was a member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church, the Young at Hearts at Hunter Presbyterian Church, and the Bell House Monday Group. She taught home nursing in local high schools and helped with blood drives for the Red Cross during World War II.

Survivors include a daughter, Frances "Shug" England, Lexington; a sister, Elsie Bell, Lexington; three grandchildren, Bob England, North Carolina, and Bill England and Tim England, both of Lexington; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; seven nephews; and five nieces. Two sisters, Elizabeth Ford and Myrtle Carl; four brothers, Ernest, Parker, Charlie and Henry Carl; and three nieces, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Versailles Cemetery. W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be flowers or to a charity of one's choice.


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