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March 24, 2005

 

Baker

Mildred Faulkner Baker, 81, of Versailles, widow of Albert Baker, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born Nov. 15, 1923, in Newport, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Maude Willoughby Faulkner. She retired from Texas Instruments after 27 years of service and was a member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald A. Baker, Lexington, and Kerry “Glenn” Baker, Versailles; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and two brothers, Gilbert and Albert M. Faulkner, Stanton. A sister, Geneva Wilson; and four brothers, Cecil, Willard, Shelby, and Donald Faulkner, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 22, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Thad, Dean, and Jeff Baker; Bo and Lynn Faulkner; Michael J. and Michael T. McCoy; and Norman Wilson.

Contributions are suggested to the Clear Creek Baptist Church.

 

Brown

Ernest C. Brown, 88, of Versailles, husband of Jewell Simpson Brown, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born March 9, 1917, in Crab Orchard, he was the son of the late Will and Oma Singleton Brown. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a retired carpenter for the Kroger Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Billy C. Brown, Louisville, and Gail Brown, Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Marilyn Pope, Versailles; four brothers, Delmus Brown, Mt. Dora, Fla., and Carl, Donald, and Bobby Brown, all of Crab Orchard; two sisters, Anna Mae Hood and Mary Napier, both of Crab Orchard; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Dexter and George Alfred Brown; and two sisters, Marie Combs and Billie Lunsford, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 22, at McKnight Funeral Home by Danny Lamb. Burial was in Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery. Casket bearers were Fred Simpson, Greg Pope, Jeff Brown, Bryan Hill, Brad Lacefield, and Oscar Brown. Honorary bearers were Sonny Napier, John Hood, Bobby Johnson, Arliss and Bobby Proctor, Lenual Brown, Troy Vance and Ted Simpson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery Fund, 120 John Cash Road, Crab Orchard, KY 40419.

 

Elam

Vicie Bentley Elam, 96, of Lexington, wife of Charles H. Elam, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital Hospice Care Center.

Born in London, she was the daughter of the late John and Barbara Wyrick Bentley. She was a member of First Christian Church and the Eastern Star. She taught kindergarten at Aldersgate Methodist Church and created the "Little Lanterns" pre-school program at First Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Robert W. Elam, Lexington; two daughters, Annetta Scarborough, Mobile, Ala., and Karen Logdon, Versailles; seven grandchildren, Renee Scarborough, David Scarborough, Rob Elam, Jeff Elam, Stuart Logdon, Scott Logdon, and Vicki Rogers; 14 great-grandchildren, Paul, Lisa, Joshua, Victoria, Andrew, Kelsey, Katrina, Adam, Ashley, Breanne, Kyle, Austin, Emily, and Jonathan; four brothers, Roy, Frank, Elmer, and Russell Bentley; and a sister, Dorthea Lashley. A son, Lyndon Lee Elam, and a granddaughter, Toika Scarborough Sullivan, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 21, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by the Rev. Bill Miller. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Dan Milbern, Sam Milburn, and her grandsons, Rob Elam, Jeff Elam, Stuart Logdon and Scott Logdon.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First Christian Church or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Howard

Charles Cecil Howard, 91, of Frankfort, husband of Ruth Christine Paradiso Howard, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Beverly Heath Care after a long illness.

A native of Anderson County, he was the son of the late Alva and Anna Bell Baine Howard, and grew up in Woodford County. He was a supervisor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Burley Tobacco and Flue Cured Market Division, and was a Mason and a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Oleika Shrine Temple, the Odd Fellows Lodge, and the Presbyterian church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Edith Shouse, Versailles, and Patricia Gibbs, Lexington; a son, David M. Howard, Frankfort; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

There were no services or visitation. The body was cremated. Rogers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Jones

William Robert "Bob" Jones, 69, of Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., husband of Mary Sue Daniel Jones, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at his home.

Born in Letcher County, he was the son of William Robert Jones, North Middletown, and the late Mayme Jackson Turner Jones. He was a member of the Francis Asbury United Methodist Church. A graduate of Lafayette High School, he was inducted into the "Hall of Fame" in recognition of his accomplishments. Upon graduation from the U. S. Naval Academy, he became a naval aviator. In 1969, he founded QED Systems, Inc., a marine engineering services company headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va. Under his leadership, QED grew to more than 750 employees with 12 offices in the U. S. and Europe. He served on various boards and advisory councils for UVA, Hampton-Sydney, Sweetbriar, Virginia Wesleyan, the City of Virginia Beach and Signet Bank. Also he was a Scottish Rite Mason, a Shriner, a Rotarian, and a member of the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club, Virginia, and Cypress Lakes Country Club, Florida.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by his father’s wife, Dolly, North Middletown; a sister, Barbara Ann Jones Mook, Versailles; four children, Lori, Mark, Anne, and Liz; 14 grandchildren; two nieces; two nephews; and many cousins

Services were conducted Friday, March 18, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, Va.

Personal condolences may be offered online at www.hollomon-brown.com.

 

McKinney

Parsons

James “Big Jim” McKinney, 57 of Lexington, husband of Anna McKinney, and Bobby Parsons, 29, of Winchester, died Monday, March 21, 2005, in Lexington.

Born in Versailles, Mr. McKinney was the son of the late Annis and Irene McKinney. He worked at Air Control for 22 years and enjoyed riding his Harley.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by numerous relatives.

Born in Lexington, Mr. Parsons was the son of Anna McKinney and the late Bubby Parsons. He worked at the White Castle on Reynolds Road.

Mr. Parsons is survived by two brothers, Billy Parsons, Winchester, and Hector Cruz Jr., Indiana; and his nieces and nephews Little Billy, Destiny, Brucie, Megan, Junior, Ashley and Tanner.

Joint funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, March 25, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by the Rev. Janet M. Dunnavant. Burial will follow at Midway Cemetery. Visitation will be today, Thursday, March 24, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Spencer

Earle Edgar “Bill” Spencer Jr., M.D., died Tuesday March 8, 2005, at Taylor Manor, Versailles, of Alzheimer's Disease.

Born Feb. 21, 1926, in Pine Bluff, Ark., he was the son of Earl E. and Elise Breathwith Spencer. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until 1946 with the grade of ensign. After graduation from Tulane University Medical School, he did residencies in Virginia and New York, and practiced internal medicine in Lexington from 1956 until retirement in 1996.

Survivors include a cousin, Ann Talley, Palm Beach, Fla. His adopted son, Tekaligne Berhanu, is deceased.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at the chapel of Christ Church Cathedral by the Rev. William McDuffie and the Rev. Dixon Barr. The body was donated to the UK School of Medicine.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Christ Church Cathedral or Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Sutherland

Geraldine Corman Sutherland, 59, of Frankfort, wife of William Allen Sutherland, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center after a sudden illness.

A native of Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Everee Sherrow Corman. She was a member of New Life Worship Center.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Christopher Sutherland and Brad Sutherland, both of Frankfort; a daughter, Christy Tackett, Frankfort; a brother, Willard Corman, Versailles; a sister, Sheila Douglas, Florida; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Friday, March 18, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Gene Roberts. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Scotty Smither, Roger Slemp, Clifford Williams, Sean Goddard, George Cummins, Billy Dunnigan, Wayne Wilson, Dimetrius Walker, Jeremy Sutherland, and James Sutherland II. Honorary bearers were Morgan Sutherland, Wesley Tackett, Devin Fraley, Mason Tackett, Erin O’Brien, Kandis Sutherland, and Abigail Sitherland.

 

Warren

Ebert Keith Warren Sr., 92, of Lexington, widower of Wilma Aten Warren, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at his residence at Richmond Place.

Born June 1, 1912, in Dalton, Pa., he was the son of the late George H. Jr. and Lula Keith Warren. He was a retired project manager for IBM and a member of First United Methodist Church, Oleika Shrine Temple and Round Hill Lodge #533, F.&A.M., Endicott, N.Y., York Rite Bodies, and the Scottish Rite of Lexington.

Survivors include two sons, Ebert Keith Warren Jr., Lexington, and William A. “Bill” Warren, Versailles; three granddaughters, Leanne C. Warren and Cindy W. Greer, Versailles, and Ashlee W. Denington, Midway; four great-grandchildren, William K. Greer and Alaina Greer, Versailles, and Adriana and Anagail Denington, Midway; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Thena Warren; and two brothers, George K. Warren and Kenneth K. Warren, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, March 24, at Whitehall Funeral Chapel by the Rev. T.O. Harrison. Burial will follow in the Rose Crest Cemetery in Versailles. Casket bearers will be Tom Denington, Kirk Totten, Jim Totten, Spurgeon Hyder, Charles Petrolawicz, Jim Warren, Cliff Linkes and Billy Greer.

Memorials may be directed to the Shriners Hospital.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Woodrum

Michael Lee Woodrum, 44, of Wilmore, husband of Angela Cobb Woodrum, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Marvin and Mary K. Woodrum of Versailles. He was an organic farmer and former horse transportation employee, a member of Versailles Baptist Church, and served in the Kentucky Army National Guard.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two daughters, Michelle Leigh Woodrum and Whitney Underwood, both of Wilmore; a stepdaughter, Amberly Merritt, Nicholasville; a son, David Michael Powell, Owensboro; a sister, Tammy Gayle Parrett, Lancaster; his paternal grandmother, Mary Woodrum, Wilmore; and his maternal grandmother, Katherine Chasteen, Versailles.

A memorial service was conducted Friday, March 18, at Versailles Baptist Church by the Rev. John Brandon. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Yocum

Russell Gentry Yocum, 39, of Lexington, a former Versailles police officer, husband of Andrea Hutson Yocum, died Friday, March 18, 2005, after being struck by a train, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s office.

Born in Frankfort, he was an employee of Larry Yocum Painting Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Phyllis Yocum, Harrodsburg; his father and stepmother, Larry G. and Gayle Yocum, Versailles; a daughter, Lindsey Yocum, North Carolina; a brother, Chris “Bro” Yocum, Versailles; and a stepsister, Lesley Crossfield, Lexington.

A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, march 23, at Southside Christian Church by the Rev. Ronnie Hupp. Burial was in the Burgin Cemetery. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to one’s favorite charity.

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