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March 22, 2007


Carl “C.B.” Blevins, 85, of Versailles, widower of Susie Blevins, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center.
Born at Keene in Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Mary Lizzie Blevins. He was a retired mechanic who had worked at Smith’s Service Center on Frankfort Street in Versailles and had worked at Elmhurst Farm. He was a member of the Midway Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include five daughters, Christine Smith, Lawrenceburg, Bonnie Washburn, Salvisa, Ailene True, Frankfort, Carol Sue Harris, Versailles, and Connie Sams, Millville; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Monday, March 19, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Tom Hinkle. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Charlie Smith, Joe True, Ed Harris, Mike Sams, Eddie Washburn, and Gene Owens. Honorary bearers were Joseph Washburn, Kevin Jones, Tyler Sams, Bruce Richmond, Carl Harris, Bobby Langford, and Scott Clarity.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or to Taylor Manor Nursing Home.
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Harold Lee Boian, 85, of Lexington, husband of Ruby Jones Boian, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at his residence after a long illness.
Born in Irvine, he was the son of William and Maggie Lee Boian. He graduated from Estill County High School, Saint Bernard College and attended the University of Kentucky. He entered the military in 1942 at the age of 21. He served in the 5th Army, 410th Anti-Aircraft Artillery during campaigns in Africa and Italy during World War II, as well as tours in Korea and Vietnam. He was the recipient of the numerous commendations, including the Bronze Star, Army Air Medal, and the Army Commendation. He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel in 1965 and moved to Lexington. He served as Assistant Commonwealth Insurance Commissioner, and was owner of several businesses, most recently Boian-Martin Insurance Agency.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Jerry Boian, Jacksboro, Tenn., Allan Wayne Boian, Lexington, and Ronald Boian, Midway; two daughters, Barbara Okeson and Phyllis Varo, both of Lexington; 12 grandchildren, Chris Boian, Corbin, Julie Smith, Erlanger, Amy Staub, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Ronald S. and Brandon Boian, Midway, John Varo, Brian and Tyler Okeson, Michael, Melissa, Matthew and Mark Boian, all of Lexington; six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Ruth Black and Katherine Browning, both of Louisville, and Aleene Wilson, Virginia Beach, Va. A brother, Thomas Boian, is deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, March 21, at the Lewis Funeral Home, Irvine, by Dr. Mickey Anders. Military rites were performed at graveside in the Gumm Family Cemetery. His grandsons served as casket bearers.
Expressions of sympathy be made be made to the Gumm Family Cemetery, c/o L. Parsons, 161 Red Lick Road, Irvine, KY 40336

Oneta Douglas McWilliams, 72, of Versailles, widow of James K. McWilliams, died Monday, March 19, 2007.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, March 22.
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John T. Mitchell Jr., 90, a well known Woodford County farmer, widower of Ruby Jewell Montgomery Mitchell, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007.
Born in Scott County, he was a son of the late John T. Sr. and Anna Belle Johnson Mitchell.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Wallace, Frankfort; three sons, Joe Mitchell, John Mitchell, and Marlin Mitchell, all of Midway; and a sister, Mayme Wall, Midway. A daughter, Jewell Deane Phillips; a son, Michael Stephen Mitchell; two sisters, Sallie Shelton and Alice Robinson; and three brothers, Leslie, Floyd, and Warren Mitchell, are deceased.
Private services will be conducted today, Thursday, March 22, by the Rev. William McDonald. Interment will be in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers will be his grandsons, David Phillips, Kerry Phillips, John N. Mitchell, Mark Wallace II, Michael T. Mitchell, and Brack Wallace. Honorary bearers will be his granddaughters, Marla Fulton, Linda Kesten, Cassity Wallace, and Sarah Wallace. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the McDowell Cancer Foundation at the Markey Center, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0093.
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Lucy Dabney Garrett Munson, 85, of Lexington, formerly of Woodford County, widow of Charles Tabb George, Vassie Lee Westfall, and Samuel Lyman Munson, died on March 17, 2007.
The daughter of the late R. MacDonald and Lucy Dinwiddie Garrett, she was educated at Margaret Hall School in Versailles, Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., and the University of Kentucky, where she received a BA in clinical psychology. She taught English and mathematics in various schools in Connecticut for 12 years. She adapted Shakespearean comedies for her sixth grade students at the King’s Highway School in Wesport, Conn., and subsequently put on three productions. She retired from teaching in 1981.
Survivors include a daughter, Kaitlyn Cary George, Vermont; two sons, Vassie Lee Westfall III, Lexington, and Garrett Mathias Westfall, San Francisco, Calif.; two grandchildren; a great grandchild; a brother, Joseph M. Garrett; three sisters, Katherine F. Brown, Martha Garrett Hoffman, and Elizabeth D. Staples.
A memorial service will be conducted at Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Woodford County at a later date. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to Pisgah Presbyterian Church.


Frances Bunton Reed, 82, of Versailles, widow of Sleet Reed, died Wednesday March 14, 2007, at the Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles.
Born Jan. 4, 1925, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late James and Mabel Armstrong Bunton. She was a member of the Mt. Edwin Methodist Church.
Survivors include her foster daughter, Theresa Tribble, Salvisa; three sisters, Hazel Younger, Winchester, Janice Craig, Springfield, and Barbara Burberry, Versailles; two brothers, Bobby Bunton, Lexington, and Danny Bunton, Versailles; and three foster grandchildren, Samantha Kelly, Addam Lewis, and Sara Frances Tribble.
Services were conducted Friday March 16, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Fr. Charles McDonald. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Robbie Bunton, Danny Bunton, Mickey Younger, Jack White Jr., Christopher Matthews, and Tyler Cheatham.
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Charles Raymond Serafini, 86, of Woodford County, widower of Lucille Serafini, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at his residence.
The son of the late Charles Joseph and Minnie Serafini, he was a World War II veteran, serving in the 3702nd AAF from February 1942 to January 1946. He received medals for Good Conduct, American Campaign, and World War II Victory. He also received an American Theatre Ribbon. He was a qualified carbine sharpshooter and pistol marksman. He was a graduate of Kentucky Business College, a Kentucky Colonel, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 26 years of service. He was a moderator and deacon of Clear Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Joe Serafini, Jim Serafini, and Chris Serafini; his best friend and companion, Janet Cummins; nine grandchildren, Angie Serafini, Chris Serafini, Amy LaMarca, Joe Serafini, Ryan Serafini, Jason Serafini, Brad Serafini, Rachael Serafini, and Adam Serafini; seven great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Brooke, Michael, Alysa, Austin, Hayley, and Lucianna; three siblings, Virginia Goins, Bill Serafini, and Betty Wells; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A former wife, Flo Serafini, is deceased.
Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, March 22, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road by Bro. Tom Hinkle. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers will be his grandsons Chris, Joe, Ryan, Jason, Brad and Adam Serafini. Honorary bearers will be Charles McMillan, Steven Cummins, Mike Perry, Steve Hinkle, Richard Thacker, Greg Anderson, Brad Darland, Steve Pastor, Bill Robinson, Don Drury, and Charles Robinson.
Donations may be made to Clear Creek Baptist Church, 30 Pinckard Pike, Versailles, KY 40383 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Fred Walker Jr, 56, of Lexington, died Monday, March 19, 2007 at his residence.
Born in Lexington, he was the son of Frederick Lyle Walker Sr. and Virginia Ray Walker of Lexington. He was a graduate of Tates Creek High School and the University of Kentucky. He was a systems analyst for Lexington Community College and a member of First United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Stephen Ray Walker, Midway, and Jeff Todd Walker, Lexington; a niece, Kaitlin Walker; four cousins, Marion Gilkey, Carol Land, Dick Stroh, and Patty Loo; and two aunts, Mabel Stroh and Lucille Gilkey.
A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. today, Thursday, March 22, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Billy Ray Jennings.

Virgil Webb, 70, of Winchester, husband of Helen Stanfield Webb, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Born June 26, 1936, in Estill County, he was the son of the late Ben and Bonnie Lutes Webb. He was a retired farmer.
In addition to his wife of 52 years, he is survived by a daughter, Vicky Allen, Winchester; two sons, Jeff Webb and Benny Webb, Winchester; five grandchildren, Melissa Barker, Nathan Allen, Tosha Webb, Ben Webb, and Breanne Webb, all of Winchester; two great-grandchildren, Skylar D. and Bryson D. Barker, both of Winchester; four brothers, James D. Webb, Fayette County, Jason Webb and Randell Gene Webb, both of Woodford County; and Gary D. Webb, Bourbon County; a sister, Barbara Reeves, Fayette County; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services were conducted Friday, March 16, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris, by Charles Courtney. Interment was in Evergreen Memory Gardens. Casket bearers were Jeff Webb, Benny Webb, David Allen, Gary Webb, Nathan Allen, Ben Webb, and Mike Stanfield. Honorary bearers were Prewitt Van Meter, Ray Waits, Samuel Ferguson, James Hopkins, Jim Boggs, David Webb, Don Henry, Dr. James Ferrell, and Dr. Pam Combs.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Bearoma Gale Willis, 52, of Lexington, died Thursday, March 15, 2007.
She was born in Williamson, W.Va., to the late John C. Willis, Jr., and Della A. Runyon Willis. She was a graduate of Midway College and was a registered nurse for the V.A. Medical Center, Leestown Road.
Survivors include a sister, Joan Keller; and a brother, Cody Willis.
Services were conducted Saturday, March 17, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland. Private burial was in Crest Lawn Cemetery.

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