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March 21, 2002

Charles Bottoms

Charles T. Bottoms, 79, of Versailles, widower of Sallie Bottoms, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at his residence.

Born in Woodford County April 17, 1922, he was the son of the late Pete and Harriet Butler Bottoms. He was a retired Rand-McNally employee and a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, William Harris, Lexington, and Larry Weathers, Alabama; a goddaughter, Ann Miller Wehrle, Versailles; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 22, 2002, at the Versailles Baptist Church by the Rev. Larry Weathers and the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial will follow in the Steele Cemetery, Versailles. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today, March 21, at the church. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Versailles First Baptist Church building fund.

 

Charles Boyd

Charles Scott Boyd, 60, of Frankfort, husband of Lee Longmire Boyd, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at his residence following an illness.

A native of Carlisle, he was the son of Scotty and Mary Stone Boyd of Frankfort. He was the CEO of Farmers Capital Bank Corp., having also served as that company’s chief financial officer. He began his career with Farmers Bank and Capital Trust Company, Frankfort, in 1964. Among the banks owned by the holding company are the United Bank and Trust branches in Versailles and Midway, as well as five other banks. The corporation also owns a leasing company, a data processing company, and an insurance company.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three daughters, Katie Boyd and Laura Simpson, both of Frankfort, and Ashley Gann, Columbia, S.C.; and two grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, March 11, 2002, at First Christian Church, Frankfort, by Dr. Gary Straub. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Al Wink, Brent Higgs, Jamey Bennett, Clyde Baldwin, Robert Roach, Tom Bennett, James Stanley, and William Bowker. Honorary bearers were his grandchildren, the members of Elks Lodge 530, and the presidents, boards of directors, and staff of the six banks under the umbrella of Farmers Capital Bank Corp.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

James Doyle

James Michael Doyle, 69, of Lexington, husband of Sally Hicks Doyle, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at Samaritan Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Lexington March 9, 1933, he was the son of the late John and Anna White Doyle. He had been associated with the W.T. Cummins Company, and later owned and operated Doyle Wholesale. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, attached to the National Security Agency in Japan and the NSA headquarters in Arlington, Va. He attended the University of Kentucky, majoring in history and political science, and was an avid UK football fan until his death.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Gary Michael Doyle, Versailles, and Patrick James Doyle, Lexington; a daughter, Patricia Hicks Besten, St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Anna Margaret Sutherland; a brother, Jack Doyle, Lexington; and eight grandchildren, Brian Besten, Brent Besten, Michele Besten, Margaret Doyle, Anna Doyle, Jennifer Doyle, Shannon Doyle, and Ryan Doyle. Two brothers, Edwin Doyle and Robert Doyle; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Nichols, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at St. Peter Catholic Church by the Rev. Charles McDonald. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers were Eddie Nichols, Tim Nichols, Ernie Nichols, Billy Doyle, Mike Doyle, and Dr. John Doyle. Honorary bearers were James G. Amato, James C. Clay, Matthew Amato Jr., Harold Buchignani, Julius Rather, Prewitt VanMeter, Bill Holton, and Jerry Monohan.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Salvation Army.

 

Carlyle Dozier

Carlyle Vance Dozier, 83, of Versailles, husband of Lenora Douglas Dozier, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Versailles April 1, 1918, he was the son of the late Russell and Bertha Vance Fugett Dozier. He was a retired postal superintendent of the Barr Street station in Lexington, and was a longtime member of the Beaumont Presbyterian Church, Lexington, and a member of the Versailles Presbyterian Church. He was a Kentucky Colonel, and a 1936 graduate of Versailles High School, where he played football. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, having served in Gen. George S. Patton’s 3rd Army as a radar specialist in Africa and Italy.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Pat Golloday, Ashmore, Ill., and Mary Beth Griffith, Lexington; three sons, Mark Harville, Louisville, Allen Dozier, Versailles, and Bradley Harville, Louisville; an aunt, Edna Willis, Versailles; an uncle, Everett Vance, Chula Vista, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and several cousins.

Services were conducted Monday, March 18, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Shawn Barkley. Burial was in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mark Harville, Allen Dozier, Bradley Harville, Rick Griffith, Donald Harris, and Kendall Wheeler.

Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army or the Versailles Presbyterian Church.

 

Darlene English

Darlene Merritt English, 66, of Versailles, widow of James R. English, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at the Summerville Medical Center in South Carolina.

Born in Liberty Dec. 20, 1935, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Ersie Faye McDonald Merritt. She was the retired owner and operator of the Midway Liquor Store.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly English Pope, South Carolina; three sisters, Frances Foley, Versailles, Marie Freeman, Lexington, and Mary Hunley, Cincinnati, Ohio; four brothers, Curtis Merritt, Ohio, Hollis Merritt, Winchester, Stanley Merritt, Ohio, and Paul Merritt, Versailles; and two grandchildren, Dustin Ortel and Dakota Wayne Pope, South Carolina.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

 

Robert Hammons

Robert Carl “Bobby” Hammons, 59, of Frankfort, husband of Martha J. Bright Hammons, died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at his home of an apparent heart attack.

A native of Franklin County, he was the son of the late William T. and Dollie Mae Adams Hammons. He was an employee of Quebecor World, and a member of Hiram Lodge #4 F&AM and the Frankfort Sportsman’s Club. He was a member of the East Frankfort Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Dr. Todd Hammons and Marty Hammons, both of Frankfort; a daughter, Diana Hammons Folenius, Cincinnati, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Lori Dowler, Frankfort; a brother, Scott Hammons; and three grandchildren. Four sisters, Daisy Burchfield, Shirley Hulette, Shelby Hammons, and Judy Howser; and two brothers, Jason and John Hammons, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Annette Harrod. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Johnny Jordan, Clay Hulette, John Howser, Gary Burchfield, and Randy Burchfield. Honorary bearers were James Burchfield, Gary Logan, and Bill Smith.

 

A.P. Curtis Johnson

A.P. Curtis Johnson, of Jessamine County, husband of Thelma Lunsford Johnson, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Unit, Lexington, after an extended illness.

A native of Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Claude and Hazel Himes Johnson. He had been a brick mason for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Deborah Ritchie, Wilmore, Patricia Prater, Lexington, and Billy Ferguson, South Carolina; four sisters, Shirley Masters, Nicholasville, Loretta Holley, Nicholasville, Marilyn Drury and Justine Todd, Versailles; two brothers, Darrell Johnson, Jessamine County, and Cecil Johnson, Ohio; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; a special niece, Jamie Moreno; and several other nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Ginn. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jessie Ritchie, Shawn Couch, Jeff Crutcher, Kevin Johnson, Kenny Crutcher, and Kim Masters.

 

Ruby Lesh

Ruby F. Lesh, 65, of Versailles, wife of Robert D. Lesh, died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Breathitt County, she was the daughter of the late Calloway and Sola Risner Jackson, and was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lorene Lesh and Charmain Sutherland, both of Versailles; two sons, Steve Lesh, Medway, Ohio, and Robert D. Lesh Jr., Reddick, Fla.; seven sisters, Marie Combs and Reva Mullins, both of Salyersville, Jane Hensley, Michigan, Madeline Hensley, Indiana, Martha Patton and Jalie Boggs, both of Ohio, and Raine Gudakunst, Indiana; two brothers, Eskonovah Jackson and Ishmael Jackson, both of Salyersville; seven grandchildren; and a great granddaughter.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Eskonovah Jackson. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

 

Carolyn Nolan

Carolyn Sue "Susie" Nolan, 58, of 6505 Tyrone Pike, the wife of H. Kash Nolan, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born in Mullens, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Loyd and Ernestine Tabor McKinney. She and her husband were the co-owners of Woodford Computer Service and she was former employee of T.A.C. of Midway. She was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, Versailles.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Perks, Versailles; a son, Dennis Davis, Lexington; three stepsons, H. K. Nolan, Matthew Nolan, and Gary Nolan, all of Owensboro; a sister, Jan Stern of Deland, Fla.; and a brother, Terry McKinney, Cazenovia, N.Y. A son, Michael Loyd, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 18, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, by the Rev. James Allen. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were Rick Ralston, Bill Collins, Don Miller, Brad Carter, Jim Campbell, and Keith Noble.

 

Raymond Sheets

Raymond Sheets, 79, of Shelbyville, husband of Hattie Sheets, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at his residence.

A native of Shelby County, he was the son of the late John and Pearl Mae Rodgers Sheets. He was a farmer, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Christiansburg Baptist Church and a former trustee and active member in the church brotherhood, and a former member of the Cropper Ruritan Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David Sheets, Shelbyville; two daughters, Nancy Wheeler, Shelbyville, and Mary Ruth Sumpter, Versailles; three brothers, Charlie Sheets, Bagdad, and Quincy Sheets and Judson Sheets, both of Frankfort; two sisters, Mae Rodgers, Frankfort, and Myrtle Tindall, Bagdad; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home by the Rev. Billy Betts. Burial was in the Bagdad Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

 

John Smiley

John Fredrick Smiley, 53, of Versailles and Frankfort, a civil engineer at Kenvirons in Frankfort, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, in Versailles.

Born in Prestonsburg, he was a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, and was a Presbyterian.He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his former wife, Carolyn C. Smiley, Versailles; his mother, Otela Spradlin Smiley, Lexington; two sons, Brad Smiley and Keith Smiley, both of Versailles; seven sisters, Jessica Corley, Michigan, Judith Smiley, Texas, Elizabeth Sinor, Waddy, Deborah Sewell, Utah, Veronica Taylor, Cynthiana, Martha Thompson, Lexington, and Dinah Smiley, Louisville; six brothers, Ronald Smiley, Virginia, Donald Smiley, Ohio, Vyron Smiley Jr., Lexington, James Smiley, Ohio, Wayne Smiley, Lexington, Nicholas Smiley, California, and Phillip Smiley, Texas. His father, Vyron Smiley, and two brothers, Andrew Jackson Smiley and Paul Simpson Smiley, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, March 8, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Joe Girdler. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Josh Taylor, Andrew Taylor, Wayne Smiley, Vyron Smiley Jr., John Sewell, and Douglas Griffin.

 

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