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March 29, 2007



James “Jim” Allison, husband of Ann Chism Allison, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, following a 20 year battle with multiple sclerosis.

Born Jan. 26, 1945, he was the son of the late J.H. and Phyllis Allison. He attended the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. He worked for several years at Jerrico, Inc., and Plywood Plaza before becoming business administrator for Lexington Christian School and later Mansfield Christian School, Ohio. He was a longtime member of Southland Christian Church. He had served as president of the South Lexington Little League.

In addition to his wife of 43 years, he is survived by a son, Jason; two granddaughters, Madeline and Macy; a special niece, Angie Disponette; and a nephew Brad Carter. A son, Michael Eric, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 28, at Southland Christian Church Chapel by the Rev. Gary Black. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were his nephews and great-nephews, David, Brandon and James Cardwell, Brad Carter, Jeff Disponette, Michael Burton, Drew Chism and George Murphy. Honorary bearers were Kathy Gordon, Melinda Vanover and his nieces, Lynn and Alicia Cardwell, Angie Disponette, Stacy Carter, Krissy and Kim Burton, and Lori Buffin. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements

Contributions may be made to Terra Nova Church, 825 Houk Road Suite 215, Delaware, OH 43015.



Frances Ann England, 72, of Lexington, widow of Robert Arden England, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Knox and Alma Theresa Carl Nave. She was a retired Lafayette High School English teacher, was a member of Hunter Presbyterian Church, and a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Frank England, Jacksonville, N.C., William Joseph England, and Tim Michael England, both of Lexington; five grandchildren, London Elizabeth England, Robert James England, Jerami England, Jason England, and Kacy England; and three great-grandchildren, Cameron Michael England, Brittany Madison England, and Dylan Lee England.

There were no visitation or services. The W. R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.



Edna E. Glover, 68, of Versailles, formerly of Maryland, mother of Edith Kaye Espinoza of Versailles, died Wednesday March 21, 2007.

Born Oct. 2, 1938, in Lumberton, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Richard and Myrtle Anderson Andrews. She had been a self-employed beautician for many years.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her grandchildren, Elias, Angelica, and Antonio Espinoza; a brother, Harold Andrews; three sisters, Doris Carnal, Faye Liolis, and Wanda Andrews; and a great-grandchild, Cameron Espinoza.

A gathering of friends and family was held Monday, March 26, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Afterwards, a memorial service was conducted by the Rev. Chuck Ellestad.

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Gladys Carter Lewis, 82, of Versailles, wife of Kenneth Lewis, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at her home.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late John and Annie Hay Carter. She was a member of the Pinckard Baptist Church and was retired from Texas Instruments. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Vickie Sutherland, Lawrenceburg; four sons, Kenny A. Lewis, Ronnie Lewis, and Rickie Lewis, all of Versailles, and Donald Ray Lewis, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Fannie Wachter, Versailles; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 28, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were deacons and members of Pinckard Baptist Church. 

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass. 

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Betty Jean Lilley, 73, of Cynthiana, wife of William F.Lilley, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at her residence.

Born Jan. 26, 1934, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Ross and Harriet Estepp Bass.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Jackie Wayne Powers, Cynthiana, John Lilley, Lexington, and Luther Lilley, Georgetown; two brothers Robert Bass, Cynthiana, and Edward Bass, Lancaster; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Betty Kay Powers, is deceased.  

Services were conducted Monday, March 26, 2007, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. 

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James A. “Jimmy” McDaniel, 65, of Versailles, owner of McDaniel Plumbing for 45 years, died Monday, March 26, 2007.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Ben and Virgie Simpson McDaniel. He was a member of Woodford Christian Church and former member of Clear Creek Baptist Church.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 to 1966. 

Survivors include a daughter, Kellie Griffie, Versailles; a stepdaughter, Melinda Jones, Versailles; his former spouses, Betty Smith McDaniel and Linda McDaniel, both of Versailles; a sister, Peggy Winchester, Nicholasville; a brother, Wesley McDaniel, Versailles; and two grandchildren, Allie and Aaron Griffie. 

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, March 29, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral by the Rev. Gary Black.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Tony Lancaster, Chris Griffie, Richard Halderman, Jason Smith, Danny Baker Jr., and Brandy Lancaster.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. 

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James “Hard Hat” McKinney, 68, of Versailles, husband of Hazel McKinney died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at his home.

Born May 18, 1938, in Versailles, he was the son the late Dixon and Bertha Sutherland McKinney. He was a maintenance manager for Peach Lumber and attended Fintville Community Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Pam Gilpin, Virginia, Rita Penrod, Versailles, and Francis Watkins, Lawrenceburg; two sons, Paul McKinney, Lexington, and Karl McKinney, Versailles; a sister, Mildred Lay, Lawrenceburg; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A son, James Dale McKinney, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 24, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Bro. Buster Bowman and Bro. Gilbert Sargent. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Paul McKinney, Jeff Penrod, David Gilpin, B.J. Johnson, Donnie and Ray Hamilton.

Memorials may be made to Taylor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Margie Crowe Turnbull, 90, of Lexington, widow of Edward R. “Ned” Turnbull, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at Samaritan Hospital.

Born Nov. 22, 1916, in Lexington, she was the daughter of Mary Lyne and Charley Thomas Crowe.

Growing up in Lexington, she attended Henry Clay High School, Science Hill School in Shelbyville, and the University of Kentucky, where was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She attained Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League, participating in tournaments throughout the country in the 1940s through the ’80s. She competed against such notables as Charles Goren, Omar Sharif, Easley Blackwood and Barry Crane. She competed on a local level until last year. She was an avid reader and enjoyed all types of puzzles and games.

Survivors include two sons, William Lyne Turnbull, Lexington, and Richard Harrison Turnbull, Versailles;  10 grandchildren, Edward R. “Little Ned” Turnbull IV, Stewart McBryde Turnbull, Stephen Rice Turnbull, Charley Crowe “Chad” Turnbull, Jenny Turnbull Forgy, Amy Turnbull Clymer, Caroline Turnbull Haagenstad, Christopher Martin “Chris” Turnbull, Benton Greig “Ben” Turnbull, Hannah Gavin Turnbull; four step-grandchildren, Thomas Cole Arimes, Brandin Lynn Arimes, Katherine Farra Prewitt, and Sarah Tebbs Prewitt; and 14 great-grandchildren, Rand, Sid, King, Cal, Ben, Drew, Jordan, Blakeley, Mary Ashley, Madeline Claire, Little Charley, Kaitlin, Elizabeth and Claira. A brother, Percy Searle Crowe; and three sons, Robert Searle Turnbull, Charley Crowe Turnbull, and Edward Randolph Turnbull III, are deceased.

A graveside service will be conducted Friday, March 30, at 11 a.m. in the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. Reed Polk. Casket bearers will be her grandsons, Little Ned, Stewart, Steve, Chad, Chris, Cole, Ben and Todd. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, March 29, at W.R. Milward Funeral Home, Broadway. Following the grave side service, there will be a reception at the home of Bill and Bekki Turnbull, 646 East High Street, Lexington. Parking is available in the Park Methodist Church parking lot on Clay Avenue.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or one’s favorite charity.

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