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March 31, 2005



 Maurice Maxwell "Max" Canfield Jr., 76, of Richmond, husband of Edwina "Fran" Canfield, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Hospital.

Born Nov. 1, 1928, in Madison County, he was the son of the late Maurice M. and Leila Current Canfield Sr. He was the retired co-owner of Canfield Motor Company and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he had served as a deacon. He was a member of the Richmond Masonic Lodge #25 F&AM, the York Rite Bodies and the Order of Eastern Star. He was also a member of the Oleika Shrine Temple in Lexington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Christopher Allen Canfield, Winchester; a daughter, Diana Canfield Jones, New Jersey; two grandchildren, Sean Maurice Jones, Amman, Jordan, and Shanna Marie Anthony, New Jersey; a great-grandchild, Tristin Nicholas Anthony; and two nephews, Johnny Canfield, Frankfort, and Maury Canfield, Versailles. A brother, Dr. B. E. Canfield, and a sister, Helen Canfield Lackey, are deceased.

A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, March 30, at the First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. William Bailey and Dr. William R. Young Jr. Honorary casket bearers were Doug West, Bobby Goucher, Roy Roberts Jr., Ralph Spillman, Jack Tracy, Charles Deaton, Phillip Seyfrit and Bobby Baldwin. The Combs, Parsons &  Collins Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502, or to a charity of one’s choice.

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 Petr Grigoryevich Izvuk, 82, of Lexington, husband of Valentina Izvuk, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at the Samaritan Hospital.

Born March 6, 1923, in Svozi Village, Ukraine, he was the son of the late Grigoriy and Likora Furman Izvuk. He was senior pastor of the Ukrainian Pentecostal Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Liya Izvuk, Lexington, and Luba Kotsyuba, Nicholasville; a son, Grigoriy Izvuk, Florida; a brother, Alexander Izvuk, Lexington; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 26, at the Ukrainian Pentecostal Church of Versailles by Pastor Jerry Boyechko. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.



 Leon Henry “Pop” Jarvis, 72, of Chester, Va., husband of Louise Hartley Jarvis, died Monday, March 21, 2005, at the McGuire V.A. Medical Center in Richmond, Va.

The son of Hazel Jarvis and the late Henry Jarvis, he was a member of the Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three sons, Michael Jarvis, Gary Jarvis, and Kenny Jarvis; a stepson, John A. Lake; three sisters, Margaret Gettman, Alice Sears, and Rosemary Boyette; a brother, Edward Jarvis; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A stepdaughter, Arlane Shouse, and a grandson, Brandon Jarvis, are deceased.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, March 26, at the Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church, Colonial Heights, Va. The Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ivey Memorial UMC building fund or to ALS TDF (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), 215 First Street Cambridge, MA 02142.



 Bobby R. Jones, 72, of Lexington, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born July 5, 1932, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Everett and Lola Jones. He was a security officer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and was a United States Navy veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include a daughter, Mitzi Maust, Lexington; two sons, Kevin Jones and Barry Jones, both of Lexington; two sisters, Audrey Ward, Midway, and Evelyn Baldwin, Lexington; a brother, Harold Jones, Versailles; and eight grandchildren.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, March 30, at the Midway Cemetery. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

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 Amos Clifton Luster, 78, of Harrodsburg, husband of Alma Marie Luster, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at his residence.

Born March 24, 1927, in Casey County, he was the son of the late William Edward and Rosa Lee Hatter Luster. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, having received the Victory Medal, and was a retired PBX switchboard repairman for General Telephone. He was a member and former trustee of Hopewell Baptist Church, and was a woodworker and enjoyed gardening and lawn care.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Dona J. Proctor, Harrodsburg, and Debra Gregston, Sikeston, Mo.; a brother, Willie Luster, Cincinnati, Ohio; two grandchildren, Christopher Gregston and Anne Gregston Nichols; a great-grandchild, Hannah Marie Proctor; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, March 28, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Bro. Richard Easterling. Interment with military honors was in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. Casket bearers were Vincent Waters, Aaron Gray, Wallace Sheperson, Chris Gregston, Richard Nichols, Herbert Proctor, and Keith Gregston. Honorary bearers were J.H. Whitnack and members of the Hopewell Baptist Church’s senior men’s Sunday school class.

Memorials are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423.



 Dr. Thomas J. Powers Sr., 89, of Williamsburg, Va., widower of Natalie Reeves Powers, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the Williamsburg Landing.

Born April 24, 1916, in Pleasant Hill, Ala., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Powers. He was a retired Baptist minister. Following his college graduation, he was ordained to the ministry in 1939 and preached in a number of small rural churches in Alabama. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He was the pastor of the Versailles Baptist Church from 1948 to 1954, Ancient City Baptist Church of St. Augustine, Fla., from 1954 to 1962, and Park View Baptist Church of Portsmouth, Va., from 1962 to 1985. He was named pastor emeritus of Park View Baptist Church. In addition to his pastorates, he served as president of the Portsmouth Kiwanis Club, board member of the Portsmouth YMCA for 18 years, trustee of the Virginia Baptist Homes for nine years, was chaplain of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and chaplain of the Kingsmill Yacht Club. He and his wife moved to Williamsburg in 1985, and he served as interim pastor at James River Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Church and the Kingsmill Chapel.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Thomas J. Powers Jr., Williamsburg, Va., and William M. Powers, Portsmouth, Va., numerous grandchildren, nephews, nieces; and a great-grandson.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 26, at Walnut Hills Baptist Church in Williamsburg by Dr. William Tuck, Dr. Jerry Haywood, and Dr. Furman Kenney. Burial was in Williamsburg Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund of Park View Baptist Church, 225 Hatton Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704.


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