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March 28, 2002

Anna Cornelius

Anna Loyette Mink Cornelius, 66, of Lawrenceburg, wife of Jack Cornelius, died Monday, March 18, 2002, at her residence.

A native of Rockcastle County, she was the daughter of the late Louie and Flora Smith Mink. She was a retired claims investigator for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Insurance Company. She was a graduate of Pinkerton High School, Midway, attended Midway College, and was a Longaberger Basket consultant and an avid owl collector.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Anita McCann and Alesia Hardin, both of Lawrenceburg; five grandchildren; three half-sisters; and a half-brother. A brother is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at the Springhill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Casket bearers were Tony McCann, Davey McCann, Robby McCann, and Stan Hardin. Honorary bearers were Gabriel Hardin and Analise Loyete Hardin.

 

Earl Cox

Earl T. Cox, 73, of Lexington, a retired sheet metal worker and former employee of Dunsmore & Son, husband of Elsie Cox, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at the V. A. Medical Center.

Born in Woodford County, he was a son of the late Albert and Lettie Maddox Cox, was a U. S. Army veteran, and had been in the Navy reserve. He was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Lexington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael Cox, Nicholasville; three grandchildren, Joanah Welch, Michael L. Cox, and Matthew A. Cox, all of Nicholasville; a great grandchild, Aaron Welch, Nicholasville; and a sister, Pauline Ginter, Versailles. A great granddaughter, Javelin Welch, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 25, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, by the Rev. Dwayne Walker. Interment with military honors was at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Michael L. Cox, Matthew A. Cox, Earl Anderson, Steve Anderson, Kenneth Cox, and Bobby Quisenberry.

Nora Demarest

Nora Belle Demarest, 86, of Versailles, wife of the late Ernest Stephens and Fred A. Demarest, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at her residence.

Born in Humphreys, Mo., Oct. 3, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Walter H. and Ethel Sharp Chowning. She was a member of the Versailles First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 1976, and was a retired nurse, having worked at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Frankfort.

Survivors include four daughters, Imogene Boles, Colorado Springs, Colo., Ginger Nichols, Indianapolis, Ind., and Mary Ann Moss and Freda Demarest, both of Versailles; a son, John E. Stephens, Summerville, Ga.; a sister, Marjorie McGregor, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. A brother, Charlie Chowning, is deceased.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2002, at the Versailles First Christian Church by the Rev. Chuck Brumley. The family will receive visitors at the church beginning at 2 p.m. the day of the service.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or the Versailles First Christian Church, 160 Lexington Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Edith Hammel

Edith Hammel, 83, of Winchester, widow of George Hammel, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Edward Hammel, Winchester; two daughters, Elaine Roe, Lexington, and Deanna Bivona, Versailles; a sister, Mae Breeze, Lexington; a brother, Oliver Watkins, Clinton County; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, March 25, 2002, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by Pastor Foy Back. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mike Hammel, Mark Hammel, Eddie Blanton, Ernest Blair, David Bivona, and Chad Bivona.

 

Edna Hancock

Edna Lynn Hancock, 86, formerly of Midway, widow of James Clark “J.C.” Hancock, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at the Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Born in Woodford County Nov. 13, 1915, she was the daughter of the late John Alvin and Margaret Conyers Lynn. She was an active member of the Midway Baptist Church and a member of the Woodburn Homemakers Club. She was a retired employee of the Peoples Federal Savings and Loan, Lexington, and was a former Midway Post Office employee.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Risque Atwood, Lexington; a sister, Ethel Maye, Lexington; a granddaughter, Marcia Sims; a grandson, Darrell Atwood; three great grandchildren, Mandy Loftis, and Megan and McKenzie Sims; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Lena Littrell, and a brother, Claude Lynn, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, March 28, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Greg Hancock and the Rev. Mark Johnson. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Darrell Atwood, Mark Sims, Brent Littrell, Bob Logan, Ton Banahan, and Joe Banahan. Honorary bearers will be Dr. Ben Roach, Dr. Jim Roach, Dr. Norman Fisher, and the deacons of the Midway Baptist Church.

Memorial are suggested to the Midway Baptist Church.

 

Christine Herron

Christine Jean Pulliam Herron, 77, of Lexington, wife of Glenn E. Herron, died Friday, March 22, 2002.

A native of Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Marie Premie Cook Pulliam. She was a homemaker and served as a Sunday school teacher at Hunter Presbyterian Church, and was an assistant Girl Scout troop leader. She was the recording secretary for the Central Kentucky Youth Symphony Orchestra and was an assistant to the Kentucky federal court reporter in the Eastern District. She was valedictorian for the 1942 class of Frankfort High School.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Glenda Sohl, Northford, Conn., and Jo Abbie, Plano, Texas; a son, Darrell Herron, Versailles; a brother, Frank Scott Pulliam, Stuart, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Bethany Herron, and Dan and David Sohl. Two sisters, Rebecca Bolin and Nell Minton; and four brothers, William, Robert, Louis, and Joseph H. Pulliam, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 25, 2002, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland, Lexington. Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery.

 

Ruth W. Housek

Ruth W. Housek, 79, and a retired teacher from Margaret Hall School, died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. The body was donated to the University of Kentucky Donor program.

 

Cassie Kirkland

Cassie D. Kirkland, 92, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Marion County, she was a daughter of the late Michael Owsley and Ursula Harris Dever, and was the widow of Clarence M. "Kirk" Kirkland. She was employed at the Methodist Home of Kentucky for over 17 years. She retired to Perryville, and then moved to Versailles in 1982. She was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Helen Sweazy, Versailles, and Daisy Schuermeyer, Versailles, and several nieces and nephews including Nancy S. Mayer, Versailles. Three sisters, Frances Rawlings, Theodosia Morris, and Kelly Abell, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, March 28, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Henson. Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383, or to the Perryville or Versailles United Methodist Church.

 

Anthony Spaeth

Anthony Spaeth, 60, of Lexington, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at his residence.

A native of Milwaukee, Wis., he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a standardbred horse trainer, and a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Gayle Ewadinger, Midway, and Toni Myers, Mt. Sterling; two sons, Andy and Andrew ????, both of Lexington; and five grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, and Justin Ewadinger, and Coby and Ruth Ann Myers.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at the Central Christian Church, Lexington.

Herald & Stewart Home For Funerals, Mt. Sterling, was in charge of arrangements.

 

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