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March 23, 2000 issue

Edith Alexander 

Edith Frances Alexander, 84, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. 

A native of Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Blackburn and Mary Kincaid Hukle. She was a former employee of Hart's Laundry in Lexington, retired from the F.W. Means Company in Lexington, and was a member of the Millville Baptist Church. 

Survivors include a daughter, Jo Anna Hamm, Lawrenceburg; a son, Don Alexander, Wilmore; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Services were conducted Friday, March 17, at the Sunset Funeral Home, Woodford County, by the Rev. Mike Hamrick. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Grandsons served as casket bearers.

 

Reaka L. Daniel 

Reaka Leimokihana Franson Daniel, 83, of Kuttawa, formerly of Lexington and Woodford County, wife of James M. Daniel, died Monday, March 11, 2000, in Queens Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, after suffering a heart attack. 

A native of Honolulu, she was the daughter of the late Harry Albin and Marion W. Franson. She was a member of St. Peter's of the Lake in Gilbertsville. 

Mrs. Daniel received her bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and her master's degree from the Smith School of Social Work in Northhampton, Mass. She met her husband of 55 years in Hawaii during World War II. After the war they moved to Kentucky where they have lived in Lexington, Versailles, and Kuttawa. They maintained a home in Hawaii, where they lived half of the year. 

She was a member of the Daughters of Hawaii and the Smith Club. 

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Daniel is survived by a daughter, Mililani Daniel Basberg, Shelbyville; two sons, James M. Daniel Jr. and John F. Daniel II, both of Eddyville; four grandsons, Guy Frederick Ormsby III, Nashville, Tenn., and James A. Daniel III, Matthew B. Daniel, and John Franklin Daniel III, all of Eddyville, and a granddaughter, Mililani Brittany Basberg, Shelbyville. 

Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. Kenneth Thompson. Casket bearers were James M. Daniel Jr., John F. Daniel II, Jens Basberg, Guy Frederick Ormsby III, James M. Daniel III, Matthew B. Daniel, John Franklin Daniel III, and Mililani Brittany Basberg. The Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements. 

Memorials are suggested to St. Peter's of the Lake, P.O. Box 183, Gilbertsville 42044.

 

Marie Drew 

Marie Drew, 72, of Lexington, formerly of Woodford County, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at the Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. 

She is survived by two daughters, Emma Mae Neville and Lottie Lee Cline, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; five sons, James Cline Jr., Robert Cline, Alvin Thomas Cline, and David Cline, all of Lexington, and George Everett Cline, Cincinnati; a sister, Laura Donovan, Versailles; three brothers, Gilbert, Lewis, and Cotton Chadwell; 17 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Services were conducted Monday, March 20, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. James Allen. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery.

 

Myrtle Lea Dunlap 

Myrtle Lea Dunlap, 101, formerly of Woodford County, widow of Tavner Dunlap Sr., died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at the Lexington Country Place. 

Mrs. Dunlap graduated from Cooke County School of Nursing, Chicago, Ill., in 1924, and worked for the Visiting Nurses Association of Kansas City, Mo. In 1934 she married Mr. Dunlap and in 1940 they moved to Pisgah Pike, Woodford County, where they farmed until she moved to Lexington. She was a member of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church, the Women of the Church, the PEO, and the South Elkhorn Homemakers. 

She is survived by a stepson, Whitney Dunlap II, Woodford County; a niece, Katherine Andersen, and a nephew, Lea Robert Puschendorf, both of Nebraska; seven stepgrandchildren, Graham Dunlap, Pomona, Calif.; Tavner B. Dunlap, Woodford County; Patricia Means, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mary Page Franzel, Atlanta, Ga.; Joanna Kirby, Lancaster; Martha D. Hoagland, Louisville, and Whitney Dunlap III, Richmond, and nine step-great-grandchildren. Three stepsons, William E. Dunlap, Tavner Dunlap Jr., and John Dunlap, are deceased. Their widows are Nancy Belle Dunlap and Shella Robertson Dunlap, both of Lexington, and Page Colcord Dunlap of Danville. Two stepgrandsons, William M. Dunlap and Branham Dunlap, are also deceased. 

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Pisgah Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Mike Ward. Interment was in the Pisgah Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Pisgah Presbyterian Church.

 

Marcella Dehaven Guy

Marcella Dehaven Guy, 96, of Lexington, widow of Clarence Guy Sr., died Monday, March 13, 2000. 

A native of Breckinridge County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Louise Powell Dehaven. She was a member of St. Matthew A.M.E. Church, Midway. 

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Diggles, Houston, Texas; two sons, Arthur Guy and Donald Guy, both of Lexington; 15 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A son, Jewell Guy; a daughter, Ruth Crawford, and a stepson, Clarence Guy Jr., are deceased. 

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at St. Matthew A.M.E. Church by the Rev. Jason Curry. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. The O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Ellie May Hamilton

Ellie May "Granny" Hamilton, 95, of Lexington, mother of Mary Goldey of Versailles, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000. She was the widow of Charlie Hamilton.

Born in Harrison County, she was the daughter of the late Ellie and Mary Annis Gillespie. She was a member of the Thompson Road Baptist Church.

Survivors also include two other daughters, Rubie Hamilton and Cassie Massie, both of Lexington; a son, Charles William Hamilton, Sadieville; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two step-great-granddaughters; eight great-great-grandchildren, and two step-great-great-granddaughters. A son, James L. Hamilton, four brothers and a sister are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, March 23, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington, by the Rev. David Parks and the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Burial will be in the Sadieville Cemetery. Grandsons and nephews will serve as casket bearers.

 

John Ingram Sr. 

John Monroe Ingram Sr., 84, of Lexington, husband of Cleo P. Hurt Ingram, died Tuesday morning, March 15, 2000, at the VA Medical Center, Lexington. 

A native of Woodford County, he was a son of the late James Ingram and Noah Bates Ingram. He was a member of the Consolidated Baptist Church, attended Douglass High School, served in the CC Camp and the Army during World War II, and was a retired brick and block layer. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Donaline Ingram Shields, Lexington; two sons, John M. Ingram Jr., Lexington, and Marvin L. Ingram, Tucson, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and five nieces and a nephew. A son, Richard H. Ingram, and a brother, Lawrence Ingram, are deceased. 

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, by Elder Paul Douthitt. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

 

Herschel Richardson

Herschel Richardson, 70, of Lexington, husband of Henrietta Clark Richardson, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. 

He was a member and deacon of the Northview Baptist Church for 40 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Ruth Ann Gifford, Nicholasville; a son, Tony Richardson, Nicholasville; a brother, Charles Richardson, Versailles; four grandchildren, Bryan and Kelly Gifford and Emily and Matthew Richardson, and several nieces and nephews. Four sisters and two brothers are deceased. 

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Terry Z. Murphy. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tony Richardson, Mike Gifford, Bryan Gifford, Matthew Richardson, James K. Johnson, Collis Layton, and Sam Downs. Honorary bearers were Bobby Nichols, Clayton Grey, Baron Martin, Ray Johnson, Lloyd Luttrell, Letelle Lingingfelter, Eddie Marx, Alvin Hampton, Myron Combs, Jim Ramsey, Joe Halfhill and the deacons of the Northview Baptist Church. 

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

William L. Sames 

William L. Sames, 77, of Lexington, formerly of Midway, husband of Margaret S. Sames, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. 

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late James and Hallie Wise Sames. Mr. Sames was a retired tobacco inspector for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane Donohoe, Texas; a son, Edward L. Sames, Shelbyville; two sisters, Betty Allison, Midway, and Dorothy Mullikin, Georgetown; two brothers, James Walter Sames and Joseph Sames, both of Midway; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 

A private funeral service was held. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements. 

Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.

 

Nathan Smith Jr. 

Nathan (Nat) Smith Jr., 44, of Lexington, husband of Nora Vincent Smith, died Monday, March 13, 2000. 

A native of Chicago, Ill., he was a son of Nathan and Joan Waldo Smith, Lexington. He was a member of the Christian Assembly Church and was an electrical supervisor for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. 

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Nathan Smith III and Matthew Smith, and two sisters, Sharon Miracle and Natasha Crase, all of Lexington; two brothers, Robert Smith, Versailles, and James Jason Smith, Lexington, and several nieces and nephews. A grandson, Daniel, is deceased. 

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Byron Jessup, the Rev. Carl King, and the Rev. Frank Layne. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Larry Hensley, Scotty Collins, Wayne Miracle, Vernie Vincent, Mike Hamby, Kevin Hicks, and Frank Boykin.

 

Robert E. Tilton 

Robert E. "Bob" Tilton, 65, of Palmetto, Fla., husband of Marilyn Tilton, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at his home. 

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Charles R. and Edna Peters Tilton. Mr. Tilton was a graduate of Lafayette High School, attended the University of Kentucky and continued his education at a variety of other institutions. 

He served in the U.S. Air Force, and worked in the defense industry for General Dynamics Corp., living in various areas of the United States over the years. He traveled the world as a consulting engineer to the nuclear power industry, working both for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and independently. For the last eight years, he resided in Lake George, N.Y., and Palmetto. 

He was a Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite Franklin Lodge 90, Ballston Spa, N.Y.; was a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the American Legion Post 24, Bradenton, Fla., and BPO Elks Lodge 2449, Palmetto. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Robin Hedrick, Versailles, and Laura Wilson, Lexington; two sons, Robert Tilton Jr., Smithville, N.J., and Keith Tilton, North Carolina; four stepchildren, Eugene Gass and Pamela Machado, both of Ballston Lake, N.Y.; Patrick Murray, Dallas, Texas, and Jay Murray, Bangor, Maine; 15 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. 

A graveside memorial service was conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, in the Lexington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the High Peaks Hospice of Warren Co., 286 Glen St., Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801.

 

L. Dennis Vaughn 

L. Dennis Vaughn, 83, of Versailles, husband of Josephine LeForce Vaughn, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at the Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. 

At the time of his death he was a resident of the Kentucky Veterans Center, Wilmore. 

Mr. Vaughn was born in Williamsburg, the son of the late George Tully and Mary Steely Vaughn. He attended school and worked as a printer in Williamsburg prior to and after his Navy service in World War II. He later worked in Illinois and Michigan prior to his retirement in 1984. Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn moved to Versailles from Ann Harbor in 1987 following her retirement from teaching. He was active in the Democratic Party, the trade union movement, and as his health permitted, in his church, the Versailles First Christian Church. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, M. David Vaughn, Clarksville, Md., and James D. Vaughn, Gaithersburg, Md., and a granddaughter, Caitlin Vaughn, Clarksville and Bethesda, Md. Three brothers, George, J.T., and Clyde Vaughn, are deceased. 

Services were conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Don Vanzant. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in the Highland Cemetery Croley Addition, Williamsburg. 

Contributions may be made to the Versailles First Christian Church Building Fund.

 

Ron Wallin 

Ron Wallin, 41, of Lexington, husband of Lisa Wallin, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. 

A native of Lexington, he was a son of Charles Wallin Jr. of Lexington and the late Loretta Brown Wallin. He was an employee of G.T.E. 

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by a son, Chad Wallin, Lexington, and three brothers, Rick Wallin, Marietta, Ga.; Steve Wallin, Versailles, and Bobby Wallin, Winchester. 

Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Mike Breaux. Burial was in the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jessamine County. 

Contributions are suggested to the Chad Wallin Trust Fund, c/o David Hay, 133 Lantern Way, Nicholasville 40356.

 

Mary D. Wood

Mary D. Wood, 83, of Lexington, widow of Clarence W. Wood, died Monday, March 13, at Lexington Country Place. 

She retired from the Kellogg Company in Michigan after 28 years of employment. 

Born in South Lindale, Ga., a daughter of Willis and Nancy Morris Quarles, she lived in Michigan prior to moving to Lexington. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Lexington, and Battle Creek, Mich. 

Survivors include a son, William Tony Wood, Nicholasville; two sisters, Margaret Kelly, Jonesboro, Ga., and Beulah Pratt, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two grandsons, Michael Todd Wood, Versailles, and Jeff Scott Wood, Nicholasville, and a great-grandson, Hunter Wood. Seven sisters and six brothers are deceased. 

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 16, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary - Southland, Lexington, by the Rev. Terry Sikes and the Rev. Steve Gehring. Burial was at 3 p.m. Friday, March 17, in the Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens, Battle Creek. 

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Bluegrass or First Assembly of God Church.