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March 25, 2004

 

Allen

Cornie Allen, 85, of Berea, husband of Alice Allen, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.

Born June 1, 1918, in Owsley County, he was the son of the late Lewis "Tack" and Lucy Allen. He was retired from Muncie Buick in Winchester after 18 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons: Kirby Allen, Versailles, Mike Allen, Berea, and Toney Allen, Berea; two sisters, Julie Middleton, Florence, and Eva Deaton, Beattyville; five grandchildren, Kim Harley, Versailles, Kary Allen, Lexington, and Cameron, Brianna, and Ty Allen, Berea; three great grandchildren, Mathew, Kayla, and Drake Allen, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Hershel and Jessie Allen, and two sisters, Sarah Williams and Oma Scott, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 22, 2004, at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home in Berea by the Rev. George Waddle and the Rev. Kale Conner. Burial was in Madison County Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Bill Allen, Lawrence Allen, Dick Gay, Kary Allen, Cameron Allen, Mathew Hartley, and Allan Legear.

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Barrick

Howard O. "Joe" Barrick Jr., 75, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Ramona Horner Barrick, died Thursday, March 18, 2004.

Born in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Howard O. Sr. and Rhae Ida Barrick. He was a self-employed plumber and electrician.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Betty Curry, Versailles; six sisters, Barbara Jean Mathis, Martha Soard, Dorothy Carter, and Ethel Lancaster, all of Versailles, and Helen Stewart, Grace Lamb, both of Indiana; three grandchildren, Randal Holman, Keith L. Curry, and Rachel Curry Lay; and three great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, March 22, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles McKinley and the Rev. Darryl Young. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Brown

Edith McAlister Brown, 83, of Mt. Washington, formerly of Lexington, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

Born in Georgetown, she was the daughter of the late Walton and Mary McAlister. She was a retired sales clerk and a member of the Nazarene church.

Survivors include two daughters, Roberta Maxfield Isgrigg, Mt. Washington, and Terry J. Mustard Paulley, Louisville; two sons, Leo Maxfield, Fairhaven, Mass., and Robert Wayne Maxfield, Coleman, Ala.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Aubrey McAlister, Lawrenceburg; and two sisters, Florence McAlister Thomas, Lexington, and Connie McAlister, Versailles. Two sons, Roger Brown and Bennie Grimes, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

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Brown

William Omer Brown, 79, of McDavid Drive, widower of Martha Elizabeth Brown, died Thursday, March 18, 2004.

Born Jan. 13, 1925, in Casey County, he was the son of Alonzo and Hillia Derringer Brown. He was retired from Kuhlman Electric and retired as a lieutenant with the Versailles Fire Department.

Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Yeary, Versailles, and Lois Crowe, Nicholasville; five stepdaughters, Nola Meyer, North Carolina, Darcella Henry, Louisville, Crystal Fowler, Versailles, Melanie Stephens, Pine Knot, and Kristie Hopkins, Lawrenceburg; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, March 22, 2004, at the Versailles Baptist Church by the Rev. Carl Jones. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Tommy and Lewis Hartley, Tom Fowler, John Kenneth Cheek, Kenneth Cooksey and John B. Cheek. Honorary bearers were William Crowe, Donovan, Derek and Johnny Himes. Duell Clark Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Combs

Paul Combs, 87, of 1575 Scotts Ferry East, husband of Gladys Walker Combs, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at his home.

A native and former resident of Hazard, he was the son of the late Sam and Martha Walker Combs. He was the former owner and operator of Combs Motor Freight in Hazard for many years. At his retirement, he moved to Bowling Green for several years prior to living in Versailles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lois Dean Combs, Versailles; a son, Aubrey Dale Combs, Louisville; six granddaughters, Rickie Gay, Karla Calvert, Wendy Birch, Tracy Ricket, Kelly Gray, and April Head; two sisters, Edith Joseph, Hazard, and Nola Hunt, Columbus, Ohio; and 11 great grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Hazard by Dr. Leslie Holland. Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery, Hazard. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in Hazard was in charged of arrangements. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, handled local arrangements.

 

Conley

Dana Conley, 31, of Lexington, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at her residence.

Born in Meadville, Pa., she was the daughter of Roger W. Conley, Versailles, and Carla J. Skinner Conley, Lexington. She was a graduate of Dunbar High School, Sullivan College, and Midway School of Nursing, and was employed as a registered nurse at Central Kentucky Blood Center. She was a member of Southern Hills United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her brothers, Brian Conley, Lexington, and Dr. Chris Conley, Bluffton, S.C.; and a niece, Willow Mackenzie Conley.

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. today, Thursday, March 25, 2004, at the Lexington Cemetery. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the United Methodist Children's Home, for Dr. Dewey Sanders’ Walk Across America to benefit youth for alcohol and drug education, P.O. Box 749, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Darnell

Charles McGarvey Darnell Jr., 78, of Frankfort, husband of Nina Wagner Darnell, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Northpoint Health Care Center, Lexington.

Born July 13, 1925, in Fleming County, he was the son of the late Charles and Dullie Stout Darnell. He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Fairview. He attended Ewing High School and served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during and following World War II. He was a member of the Favorite Masonic Lodge #581 in Ewing, and was a retired employee of the American Wire Corporation in Frankfort.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Alice Lynn Townsend, Frankfort; a son, Charles M. Darnell III, Dubai, UAE; two grandchildren, Nadia L. Green, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Donald “Tommy” Townsend Jr., Frankfort; and a sister, Lucy D. Barnes, Winchester. Four brothers, Julian Darnall, William Darnall, Robert Darnall, and Ira Darnall, and two sisters, Velma Argo and Lida C. Darnall, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 20, 2004, at Price Brothers Funeral Home, Elizaville, by the Rev. Donald T. Townsend. Interment was at the Elizaville Cemetery. Casket bearers were his nephews.

Memorials are suggested to the Northpoint Health Care Residents Fund, 1500 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY. Visitation was Friday, March 19, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

Gaines

Catherine Very Gaines, 93, of Versailles, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

A native of Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Sanders and Leila Searcy Gaines. She was a member of the First Christian Church, having served as a Sunday school teacher, deaconess, and treasurer, a graduate of Versailles High School, and attended Eastern Kentucky University. She retired from the finance division as an accounting technician of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lexington after 28 years of service. She was a member of the C.W.F. and a member of Chapter S.P.E.O. She also worked as a Gray Lady at Taylor Manor Nursing Home for a number of years.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Sandy Gaines, Indiana, Dudley, Billy, and Frank Gaines, all of Versailles, Danny McQueen, Versailles, and Shirley Roberts, Lexington; and several great and great-great nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Thelma Gaines Collins and Mary Gaines, and three brothers, Roy, Dudley, and Robert Gaines, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 22, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Marcus Lynn. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Douglas Collins, George Edward Collins II, George Edward Collins III, Roy Collins III, Robert Sanders Collins, and Jeff Wright.

Contributions are suggested to First Christian Church or one's favorite charity.

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Gibson

Ruth Kenney Alexander Gibson, 88, of Charlottesville, Va., widow of Albert Lee Gibson, died Friday, March 19, 2004, at Westminister-Canterbury in Charlottesville.

Born Feb. 11, 1916, in Clarksburg, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Alfred Kenney Alexander and Clara Belle Briscoe Alexander. She taught in Missouri and Texas for 38 years and, after her retirement, she tutored and was a substitute teacher. She was a member of Orange Baptist Church and the DAR, a descendant of Michael Woods, early settler of Albemarle County, Va., and descendant of Victor Kenney, Bourbon County, and Alfred Anderson Alexander, Woodford County.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Marlatt, Montpelier Station; a grandson, William Kenney Marlatt, San Jose, Calif.; and three nephews, Edward Andrew Alexander, Amarillo, Texas, Richard Lynn Alexander, Lexington, and John Kemper Ruffner, Sacramento, Calif. Two brothers, Alfred Briscoe Alexander and Edward Andrew Alexander; and two sisters, Kathryn Florence Alexander Ruffner and Dorothy Lucille Alexander, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, March 25, 2004, at First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park Street, Charlottesville, by Dr. Gordon Butcher. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Nursing Scholarship fund at Piedmont Virginia Community College Educational Foundation, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA, 22902.

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Readnour

Pamela Lynn Case Readnour, 31, of Versailles, formerly of Lawrenceburg, died Saturday, March 20, 2004, from injuries received in motor vehicle accident in Woodford County.

She was born Feb. 20, 1973, in Marion County. She was a retirement portfolio manager for Kentucky Retirement Systems and a co-owner/operator of Accounts Plus in Frankfort. She was a 1991 graduate of Anderson County High School and a 2002 graduate of Midway College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She was a former member of the Frankfort Kiwanis Club, former treasurer of the Life House in Frankfort, and a gymnastic and cheerleading coach. She attended the Tyrone Baptist Church in Anderson County and was a member of the Fox Creek Christian Church.

Survivors include her mother, Claudia Young; her adoptive father, Larry D. Case; and her stepfather, Freddie Hockersmith, all of Lawrenceburg; a brother, Shaun D. Case, Lawrenceburg; a niece, Haley Campbell Case, Lawrenceburg; grandmother, Flora Mae Netherly, Lawrenceburg; grandparents, Vernon and Faye Burns, Springfield; a half-brother, Brad Burns, Springfield; and her ex-husband, Tim Readnour, Junction City.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by Bro. Mark Webb and Bro. Paul Readnour. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Steve Franklin, Josh Wilcox, Danny Giles, Allen Bottoms, Joey Young, Mark Hardin, Lonnie Case, and Johnny Case.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Anderson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 319, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, or the Woodford Humane Society, P.O. Box 44, Versailles, KY 40383.

 

Smither

Jack B. Smither, 68, of 316 Second Street, Midway, husband of Jennifer Smither, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004.

Born in Casey County, he was the son of the late Noel and Ruth Brown Smither. He was employed as a rover for Gainsborough Farm in Woodford County.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Faye Smither Flora, Versailles; a brother, Fred Smither, Lexington; two daughters; two grandchildren; three nieces; and four nephews. Two nephews, Tommy and Alan Major, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 20, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Fr. Frank Sherry officiating. Interment was at the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Steve Smither, Ricky Major, Mike Major, Garland Brown, Danny Workman, and Tim Popovitz. Honorary bearers were David Cordell, Troy Ross, and Allen Kershaw.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Humane Society.

 

Wilcox

Haley Cheyenne Wilcox, 6, of Versailles, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born in Scott County, she was a first grade student at Southside Elementary School.

Survivors include her mother, Karen Wilcox, Versailles; her father, Greg Wilcox, Versailles; two sisters, Samantha Paige Wilcox, Lexington, and Samantha Marie Battaglia, Versailles; her maternal grandmother, Teresa Lehmann, Lexington; her maternal grandfather, John Clark, California; her paternal grandparents, John and Mallie Wilcox, Versailles; her maternal great grandmother, Verna Lehmann, Paris; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Burial will follow at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Josh Wilcox, Jason Fister, John Lee Wilcox, Doug Taylor, Danny Giles, and Jon Roberts. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

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