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March 30, 2000 issue

Dorothy W. Duff

Dorothy Waits Duff, 71, Lexington, widow of Frank Duff, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

She was a native of Lexington, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mable Gibson Waits. A member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, she retired after 31 years of service as third and fourth grade teacher for the Fayette County School System. She was a member of the ADK sorority.

Survivors include three sons, Gary Duff, Versailles; Kenneth Duff, Lexington, and Patrick Duff, Pittsburgh, Pa.; three grandchildren, Riley, Meredith and Andrew Duff, and a brother, Henry Waits, Lexington. A brother, David Waits, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Mark Benton and the Rev. Tim Thompson. Burial was in the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jessamine County. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1881 Eastland Parkway, Lexington, 40505.

 

Mary K. Johnson

Mary Katharine "Tappie" Winkler Johnson, 88, of Lexington, widow of William D. Johnson, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Pineville, a daughter of the late Robert Blum and Ella Belle Newton Winkler, and lived in Lexington most of her life.

Survivors include a son, Bill D. Johnson Jr., Lexington; three daughters, Ella Gene Hobby, Conway, Ark., Mary Ann Kidd, Versailles, and Katie Lu Manley, Springfield; nine grandchildren, Mark, Jim, and Sam Travis, Amy Hobby, Debbie Durham, Mike, Scott, and Doug Manly, and Leslie Karen Swanson; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington, by Dr. Linda Henson. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Grandchildren served as casket bearers. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

 

Wendall Mackey

Wendall Ray Mackey, 65, of the Pinckard Pike, Versailles, husband of Georgia Bryant Mackey, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at his home.

He was a retired real estate broker and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Also surviving are two children, Randy Mackey, Arizona, and Cheryl Mackey, California; a brother, Gene Mackey, Lexington, and a sister, Geneva Mackey, Florida.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Frankie Layne. Interment was in the Hounshell Bend Cemetery, Manchester. Casket bearers were Darrell Whitt, Chris Allen, Johnny Edwards, Michael Burton, Randy Toler, and Justin Whitt.

 

William G. Moore

William G. Moore, 74, of Nicholasville, husband of Mae Wiggs Moore, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at the Clark County Regional Hospital after an extended illness. He was a native of Fayette County, the son of the late Carlton and Nina Reed Moore. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, with service in the Korean Conflict, and was a retiree of the Federal Correctional Institution.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Nina Latham, Versailles; two sisters, Eava Moore and Lillie Moore, both of Jessamine County; two grandchildren, Jeremy and Nicole Latham; and a nephew. A son, Donald Gene Moore; a sister, and two brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Arthur Kentopp. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Billy Wiggs, Stanley Wiggs Jr., Tommy Wiggs, Charles Collins, Allen Collins, and Joe Peel. Honorary bearers were Robert Simpson, Bill Preston, L. C. Lee and Burch Peel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2185 Garden Springs Dr., Lexington, or to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Christopher Roberts

Christopher Russell Roberts, 28, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, the assistant manager of Valvoline Instant Oil Change in Versailles, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000.

Born in Valdosta, Ga., he was a 1989 graduate of George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, and had attended the Huntertown Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by his fiancee, April Reynolds, and his son, Corey Allen Roberts, of Lawrenceburg; his parents, George and Cheryl Roberts, Versailles, and Bob and Lana Frazier, Lexington; three sisters, Arlene Redwine, Versailles; Angela Westerfield, Lebanon, Ind., and Amanda Roberts, Sheridan, Ind.; a brother, Brian Noe, Versailles; a nephew, and three nieces.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. David McCracken. Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Jeremiah Westerfield, Jesse Reynolds, Matt Sowder, Steve Foster, Shawn Hilton, Darrell Dearringer, and David Redwine.

 

Irene B. Smith

Irene B. Smith, 90, of Versailles, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Donnaha, N.C., she was the daughter of the late John F. and Lillian Payne Goolsby. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Millville Baptist Church and had worked for the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C.

She is survived by three stepdaughters, Sally Carey, Tina Hammock, and Nancy Gilchrist; a stepson, David W. Smith; a sister, Polly Wachtel, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, March 31, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Ken Jones. Burial will be in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jessamine County. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight, March 30, at the funeral chapel. Serving as casket bearers will be Charlie Brown, Jerry Lee Combs, Johnny Southern, Virgil Ridings, Jess Bowling, and William S. Foley, M.D. Memorials are suggested to the American Red Cross.

 

Dr. Horace Squifflet

Dr. Horace Thomas Squifflet, 86, of Danville, widower of Willa Mae Shearer Squifflet, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Jan. 5, 1914, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Thomas A. Squifflet and Edna Ison Squifflet.

He was a retired dentist and was a graduate of the University of Louisville Dental School and Centre College.

He was a former member of the American Dental Association and the Kentucky Dental Association; past president of the Danville Country Club; a former Harrodsburg commissioner; a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church.

Dr. Squifflet is survived by three daughters, Jean S. Hurt, Murray; Jane S. Phillips, Versailles, and Mary Ann Witt, Stanford; a sister, Mary Louise Irvine, Danville; three granddaughters, Emily Phillips Gaunce, Carlisle; Catherine S. Hurt, Nashville, Tenn., and Alison Witt Calhoun, Lexington; and a niece.

Memorial graveside services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 27, in Springhill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, by the Rev. Odis Clark. Honorary casket bearers were members of The Coffee Club. The Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home, Danville, was in charge of arrangements. Contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 721 W. Main Street #102 Louisville 40202.

 

Mary S. Wells

Mary Sloan Wells, 87, of Sayre Christian Village, Lexington, widow of Frank Sloan, died Thursday, March 23, 2000.

A native of Frankfort, she was a daughter of the late James and Annie Wilburn Johnson. She was a member of Elkhorn Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, James R. Sloan and Gene Allen Sloan, both of Lexington; five daughters, Lottie Lane and Edna Neal, both of Lexington; Mary Lane, Campton, and Nellie Spencer and Lillie Bentley, both of Versailles; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Three sons, a daughter, a sister, and two brothers are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, March 27, in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Sayre Christian Village, 3840 Camelot Drive, Lexington 40517.

 

Margaret Woodrum

Margaret P. Woodrum, 88, of Midway, former owner and operator of the Midway Cafe, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at the Cambridge Square Nursing Home, Lexington. She was the widow of A. B. "Bill" Woodrum.

Born in Woodford County, she was a daughter of the late James Knox and Mary Williamson Penn. Mrs. Woodrum was a member of the Midway Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Miller, Danville, Ill.; two sons, James C. Woodrum Sr., Jessamine County, and Albert Woodrum Jr., Franklin County; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, March 30, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Robert Baker. Interment will be in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Bill Cox, James Woodrum Jr., Albert Woodrum III, Paul Todd Miller, Kent Miller, David Rish, and John Paul Woodrum.

 

Edith L. York

Edith L. York, 79, of Lexington, widow of Alvin T. York, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph D. and Lillie Ethel Currens Prather and was a member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church, Lexington.

Survivors include two daughters, Mildred Hoffmeier, Louisville, and Sylvia S. Smith, Lexington; a sister Gladys Harrod, Lexington; and several grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, Lexington. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County.