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Versailles, Ky.


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March 3, 2011



William Earl "Shorty" Bault, 78, of Versailles, husband of Mary E. Bault, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.

Born Dec. 11, 1932, in Taylor County, he was the son of the late Albert and Clara Pike Bault. He was a retired employee of Skilton Construction Company in Lexington.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12 p.m. today, March 3, at the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens by Bro. Bobby Lakes. Casket bearers will be Mac Cain, Ron Fulton, Casey Perkins, J.D. Antle, Bob Kreilien and Houston Simpson. Honorary bearers will be Rusty Dawson, Ronnie Lewis, Mike Harding, Larry Kearns, Dickie Courtney, Ronnie Lawson, Richard Garrett, and Vodis Thompson. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Lillian "Lil" Maynard Meade, 67, of Lexington, widow of Ray Meade, died Thursday, Feb 24, 2011.

She was the daughter of the late Russell Maynard and Lealer Morris Maynard.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Derek Henson (Bobbi), Versailles; a daughter, Whitney Henson (Kenna Jones), Louisville; a sister, Linda Brewer; and five grandchildren, Katie, Abby, Ben, Dane, and Emma Henson.

A celebration of life will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Milward-Southland, Lexington. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m.



Albert H. "Mike" Roberts, 73, of Versailles, husband of Mary Curtis Roberts, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Midway, he was the son of the late Albert R. and Elizabeth Courtney Roberts. He was a former horse farm employee for Fox Run Farm in Zionsville, Ind.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Leann (Frank) Dyer, Waco, Albert (Marlena) Roberts Jr., Duckers Station, Phyllis Rose, Versailles, George (Amanda) Spenneberg, Willisburg, and Robert Spenneberg, Versailles; two sisters, Sue Eaves, Georgia, and Marie Dearringer, Indiana; four brothers, George (Cheryl) Roberts, Versailles, Lucian (Cindy) Roberts, Georgia, William Arthur Roberts, Tennessee, and Charles Mormon, Eubank; a daughter-in-law, Penny Reynaga, Versailles; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Two sons, Gary Russell "Orange" Roberts and Rufus Roberts, and a sister, Brenda Culbertson, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Chaplain Rick McClung. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 7, at the Masonic Cemetery in Stamping Ground. Casket bearers will be J. D. Boyles, Susan Boyd, John Sanders, George Spenneberg, Christopher Roberts, and Luis Naverette.

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James Wayne Smith Jr. and Mackinley Raegan Smith, infant son and daughter of James Wayne Smith and Meghan Rae Tucker Smith of Whitesburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

In addition to their parents, they are survived by their grandparents, Wayne and Joann Smith, Isom, Allan and Karen Tucker, Lawrenceburg, and Paul and Mary Jo Riddell, Versailles. An uncle, Zacharee Allan Tucker, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church by ministers Merle Caudill, Roy Slone, Ellis Adams, and Wayne Smith. Burial was in the Isom Cemetery at Isom. Letcher Funeral Home, Whitesburg, was in charge of arrangements.



Violet Ward White, 89, of Lexington, widow of Homer White, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.

The daughter of the late H.C. and Cleo Ward, she was a member of the first graduating class of Lafayette High School and worked many years at the Main Street Montgomery Ward, Prudential Insurance, and Welgos. After retiring, she was a full-time homemaker and began a sewing business. She was a member of Gardenside Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and was active in mission work.

Survivors include three children, Henry (Brenda) White, Elizabethtown, Pam (Bill) Dale, Versailles, and Greg (Wilma) White, Lexington; six grandchildren, Paul (Janna) Melton, Sarah (Jimmy) Farris, Billy (Claire) Dale, Katherine Dale, Amy (Austin) Brummett, and Aliya White; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Cochran and Pat Kinder; and numerous nieces and nephews. A sister, Jackie Allender; a brother, H.C. Ward Jr.; and a grandson, Matthew White, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Feb. 28, at Milward-Southland, Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.



Jerry Wheatley, 63, of Versailles, husband of Nancy Wheatley, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington.

He was born on Aug. 23, 1947, in Arthur, Tenn. He had been an employee of Frantz Mechanical and was a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Danny (Nicole) Wheatley, Mercer County, and Jeremy (Tonya) Wheatley, Versailles; a granddaughter, Katie Bug; a brother, Audie (Sue) Wheatey, Arthur, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Meak Wheatley and Ron Wheatley, are deceased.

Memorial services were conducted Friday, Feb. 25, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mack Whitnel.

Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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