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March 21, 2013



Betty Mae Craig, 85, of Brooksville, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at her home.

Born in Lexington, she moved to Brooksville 18 years ago from Midway. She was retired owner and operator of Craig’s Grocery Store and was a member of Spring Lake United Methodist Church, Brooksville, Fla.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth R. Craig, Jr. and Robert D. Craig, both of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Janice Devere, Berea, and Betty Carroll Craig, Brooksville; two brothers, Charles Hill, Lexington, and Ted Hill, Nicholasville; two sisters, Geneva Bowlin and Juanita Patrick, both of Lexington; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were conducted Sunday, March 10, in Florida. An additional memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Midway Baptist Church.



Chris Kendrick, 53, of Harrodsburg, husband of Lea Kendrick, died Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Born Dec. 25, 1959, in Danville, he was the son of Nell Berry Kendrick and the late Paul Kendrick.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Michelle Duncan, Midway; a sister, Deborah (Jerry) McGinnis, Harrodsburg; two brothers, John (Teresa) Kendrick and Mike Kendrick, both of Versailles; three nephews, Mike (Karen) Lear, Nicholasville, Keith Lear, Versailles, and John Kendrick Jr.; two nieces, Nancy Loman and Stacie Gay; eight great-nephews, Parker, Kayden, Carson, Andy, Daniel, Brandon, Logan, and Nevaeh; three great-nieces, Mackenzie, Kaitlyn, and Jasmine; and three grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends was held Wednesday, March 20, at 143 Charmac Road, Versailles. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

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Kenneth D. McDaniel, 84, of Midway, widower of Jane Ethridge McDaniel, died Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Born April 11, 1928, in Georgetown, he was the son of the late John William McDaniel and Nellie Conners McDaniel. He was a former employee of National Distillers and a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth D. (Regina) McDaniel Jr. and Kelly D. McDaniel, both of Midway; a brother, James L. McDaniel; and a grandson, Kenneth Douglas McDaniel III. A sister, Virginia Mae Jones, a brother, John William McDaniel, and a granddaughter, Katherine Hunt McDaniel Coomer, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, March 20, in the Midway Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 1530 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40503

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Patricia Kenton Stahlman, 60, of Versailles, wife of Larry Stahlman, died Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Vickers and Dorothy Donnell. ‘Tricia’ graduated from Woodford County High School in 1972. She attended classes at Midway College and was a member of First Christian Church of Versailles. Her passion was her grandchildren. Family and friends were very important to her. In fact everyone she made friends with she considered family. She was particularly close to her son, her cousins, and their children, who were much like sisters and grandchildren to her. Her second passion was music, especially the Mountain Dulcimer. She was a member of the "Mountain Echo’s," a band specializing in Old Time Mountain and Traditional Music which performed several years at the Kentucky State Capitol for the Governor’s Derby Day Breakfast. The band also produced a CD. She also gave private lessons. She was leader of the Bluegrass Dulcimer Club. She was immensely proud in her successful support to name the Mountain Dulcimer the Official Kentucky Music Instrument. For the past 12 years she was a music teacher at the University of Kentucky Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Lexington, formerly known as the Donovan Scholars. She was also very active in church and church choir. Her passions touched many lives not only in the U.S., but also during her stay in Cebu, Philippines, and with many Japanese families associated with Toyota in Georgetown, KY. She maintained and continued friendships with people from many different cultures and has received many testimonials worldwide.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, Sam Turner of Frankfort, and Paul Stahlman and Mark Stahlman, both of Melbourne, FL; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, March 14, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Burial was at the Midway Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University of Kentucky Olli program. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute UK Ligon House 658 S. Limestone Lexington, KY 40506-0442.

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