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March 31, 2011

 

Bailey

Elveree Rodgers Bailey, 100, of Georgetown, widow of Lonnie Bailey, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Born Aug. 20, 1910, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Bird Eagle and Adell Lancaster Rodgers. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene since 1947, a board member for 20 years, taught the Boys’ Junior Sunday school class for 33 years, and was a member of Women’s Fellowship since February 1981. She was a cook for Georgetown College for two years, worked at Mallard Pen and Pencil Company for two years, and was employed by Georgetown Laundry and Dry Cleaners for 15 years.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews and friends, including special nieces, Sandra McIntyre, Christine Wells, and Thelma Darnell. Two brothers and four sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 26, at Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown, by the Rev. Mike Justice. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tommy Payne, Anthony "Tony" Dunn, Virgil "Bud" Edwards, Steve Scott, Roger Wagoner, and Donald Martin. Honorary bearers were Calvin Kidwell, Don Wise, Charles Lelan True, Ricky Sharp, Donald Simmons, Sanford Stuard, Larry Elam, Johnnie Kidwell, and Gill Blankenship.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 726 Lemons Mill Road, Georgetown, KY 40324.

 

Colbert

Catherine Sedgwick Colbert, 92, of Lexington, widow of Norvel Allen Colbert, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Born Aug. 27, 1918, in Maywood, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Francis Joseph and Anna Decker Sedgwick and attended Northern Illinois University.

Survivors include two daughters, Judith Schaab, Albuquerque, N.M., and Linda Neill (John), Lexington; five grandchildren, Gail Cadwallader (Paul LeVeque), Lexington, Thomas Cadwallader (Carla), Versailles, Judi Jones, Bryantsville, Gregory Burd (Francesca Gino), Cambridge, Mass., and Anna Burd, Albuquerque, N.M.; two great-grandchildren, Grant and Catherine Cadwallader, Versailles. Two sisters, Cora Mae Sedgwick and Shirley Dean Dempsey, are deceased

A memorial service was conducted Monday, March 28, at Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Christ Church Cathedral or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Doll

Michael Joseph "Mike" Doll, 42, of Versailles, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Franklin County, Ohio, he was the son of Joseph F. and Ruth Ann Dougherty Doll. He was an industrial electrician and had been an employee of the Columbus State Community College in Ohio, had worked for the Hirschvogel Manufacturing Company in Columbus, Ohio, and at Liberty Manufacturing Company in Delaware, Ohio. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and was an avid Ohio State University fan.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Kristina (Bryan) Dunlap, Hilliard, Ohio; three uncles, Thomas Dougherty, West Portsmouth, Ohio, James (Sandra) Dougherty, Firebrick, and David (LaDonna) Doll, Columbus, Ohio; and four cousins, Frances (Rick) Osborne, Cynthia Doll, Stephanie Doll, and Melissa Doll.

A funeral Mass was conducted Monday, March 28, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Danny Schwendeman. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to St. Leo Catholic Church.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Dozier

Clara Ann Dozier, 75, of Versailles, widow of James D. Dozier, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late C. E. and Grace Lee McCoun Moore. She was a graduate of the Versailles High School and member of St. Leo Catholic Church. She was a legal secretary for over 45 years in the law offices of James D. Rouse.

Survivors include two daughters, Bev (Martin) Bone, Louisville, and Carolyn (John) George, Pittsburgh, Pa.; a sister, Christine True, Versailles; five grandchildren, Gregory Bone, Jared Bone, Caroline Bone, Aaron Bone, and Ethan George; a sister-in-law, Joyce Moore; and several nieces and nephews. An infant son, William Lee Dozier; two sisters, Jennie Lee Smith and Mary Jo Moore; and three brothers, Herbert Moore, Billy Moore, and Raymond Cox, are deceased.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, followed by a Rosary service at 8. A funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Danny Schwendeman. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Chris Moore, Phil Moore, John Moore, Tom Moore, Sammy Dozier IV, and Eddie Sloan. Honorary bearers will be James D. Rouse and Jonathan Rouse.

Flowers are welcome but memorials are encouraged to St. Leo Catholic Church.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Evans

Edward Ray "Eddie" Evans, 67, of Lexington, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

He was the son of the late Carl and Verna Evans.

Survivors include a sister, Marjorie (Richard L.) Moore, Versailles; and three nephews.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday, March 26, at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Milward Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Grider

Gwendolyn Wynona Monroe Grider, 85, widow of Maurice Grider, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at Golden Living Center – St. Matthews, in Louisville.

Born Jan. 17, 1926, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Lula Mae Reed Monroe. She was a resident of Frankfort and attended Bald Knob School. She was retired from H.K. Porter Company and moved to Lawrenceburg in 1978. She had been a member of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort and New Hope Baptist Church in Versailles.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Donny) Carpenter and Cathy (Don) Noe; three grandchildren, Chip Carpenter, Gabe (Felicia) Carpenter, and Tommy Noe; three great-grandchildren, Christian, Adrianna and Reuben Carpenter; a sister, Mary Wright; and a brother, Cloud Monroe. Two sisters, Martha Sargent and Lula Mae Wood; and six brothers, Robert, Guy, Reed, Kenneth, James E. Jr. "Monty," and Jack Monroe, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 26, at Clark Legacy Center in Frankfort by Dr. Wesley Noss. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 825, Versailles, KY 40383.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Griggs

Nancy Ann Griggs, 63, of Versailles, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

She was a daughter of Gloria Dauthier of Baton Rouge, La., and the late Fred Griggs and was a retired bookkeeper. She had moved to Versailles from her hometown of Baton Rouge, La., in December 2010 to live near her daughter, Lisa (the Rev. Jeff) Johnson.

In addition to her daughter and mother, she is survived by a son, David (Sarah) Miceli, Birmingham, Ala.; six granddaughters, Mallory, Bethany, and Emily Johnson, Versailles, and Greer, Camille, and Faye Miceli, Birmingham, Ala.; three sisters, Linda Griggs and Yvette Edwards, Baton Rouge, La., and Debbie Taylor, Colorado; three sons, Gary Griggs, Indianapolis, Ind., Mark Griggs, Baton Rouge, La., and Brad Griggs, Gulf Shores, Ala.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 30, at the Resthaven Gardens of Memory in Baton Rouge, La., by the Rev. Jeff Johnson. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of local arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to King’s Way Assembly of God Church.

Guest book www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Harris

Charles "Charlie" Alexander Harris, 92, of Paris, widower of Margaret "Meg" Tinder Harris and Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Alverson Harris, died Monday, March 21, 2011.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Bernice and Palmer Harris. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces. During the war, he played on the Army Air Forces’ "Wings" basketball team. He completed a BS degree in commerce from the University of Kentucky and was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was formerly business manager of the South Central Bell Telephone Company for several Central Kentucky counties and retired in 1979 after more than 30 years of service. He also retired from Kentucky Textiles in Paris, where he was the plant manager and later the public relations director. He was one of the organizers for four UK Alumni clubs in Central Kentucky, and was elected to the UK Alumni National Board of Directors for two terms. He was a past president of the Rotary Club, vice-president of the Paris-Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce, past-president of Stoner Creek Country Club, a member of the Paris School Board, and a director of the Bourbon County American Cancer Society. While a member of the First Christian Church of Paris, he served as an elder. He had been a member of First Baptist Church of Paris since 1971.

Survivors include a daughter, Gina (Chris) Helvey; a son, Tinder (Traci) Harris; two stepdaughters, Beth (James) Sumpter and Barbara Beard; a stepson, Bill (Missy) Worthington; 10 grandchildren, Justin and Seth Harris, Michael and Clay Gibson, Meg Harris, Brandon Sumpter, Robert Allen and Chase Worthington, Kenton Helvey, and Clark Hoover; three great-grandchildren, Hannah and Natalie Harris and Kaden Hoover; and a sister, Pamela Bauer. A son, Charles Harris Jr.; two sisters, Virginia Boston and Catherine McGuire; and a brother, Tom Harris, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 26, at the Paris Cemetery Chapel. Casket bearers were John Galloway, Chris Helvey, Clay Gibson, Michael Gibson, Brandon Sumpter, James Nelson Sumpter, and Clark Hoover. Honorary bearers were Cecil Grimes, Nelson Faulkner, Jim Prater, Dr. James Ferrell, Judge Armand Angelucci, Dave Parrish, and the Paris Rotary Club. Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Paris Rotary Club, c/o Tom Brannock, Treasurer, 116 Duncan Avenue, Paris, KY 40361.

 

Kagin

Mary Robert Stewart "Mary Rob" Kagin, 99, formerly of Louisville, widow of the Rev. Edwin F. Kagin, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Born Feb. 8, 1912, in Greenville, S.C., she was the daughter of Robert Henry Stewart and Mary Earle Sloan Thornwell. With her husband, she served Presbyterian churches in South Carolina, Missouri, and Kentucky, including a pastorate at Midway Presbyterian Church from 1968 until the Rev. Kagin’s retirement in 1972. She was active in various women’s activities in Woodford County. After moving to Louisville in 1979, she was active in the American Association of University Women, Colonial Dames XVII, Daughters of the American Revolution Fincastle Chapter, and United Daughters of the Confederacy. She moved to Minneapolis, Minn., shortly before her 90th birthday.

Survivors include a son, Edwin F. Kagin, Union; two daughters, Roberta Stewart Kagin (Craig Alexander), Minneapolis, Minn., and Mary Kagin Kramer (Carl), Jeffersonville, Ind.; six grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 821 S. 4th Street, Louisville. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. at the church. Urn interment will be at the Frankfort Cemetery at 10 a.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Calvary Episcopal Church music fund or food pantry.

 

Mize

Barbara Jean Mize, 89, a longtime Woodford County resident, widow of Robert Lloyd Mize, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Country Place Nursing facility in Lexington.

Born April 16, 1921, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Earl G. Welch and Harriet A. McCrory. She was a 1938 graduate of Picadome High School and graduated magna cum laude in 1942 from the University of Kentucky with a BA in library science and was a member of the academic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta. After a short stint working in the library at the Manhattan Project facility at Oak Ridge, Tenn., during World War II, she assumed the role of homemaker and mother until she began working in 1965 as assistant librarian and librarian at Midway College, from which she retired in 1983. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Dennis R. (Maryann) Mize, Punta Gorda, Fla., Richard E. (Marianne) Mize, Lawrenceburg, and John M. (Carole) Mize, Versailles; four nephews, John (Mary) Welch and Daniel (Sherrill) Welch, Henry County, Willard M. (Gail ) Welch Jr., Groton, Conn., and Robert (Sally) Welch, Middletown, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Erica Jean (Mark) Pilkinton, Nashville, Tenn., Jasmine D. (Drew) Elgersma, Punta Gorda, Fla., and Andrew E. Mize, Louisville. Two brothers, Earl G. Welch Jr. and Willard M. Welch, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Friday until time of service.

Memorials are suggested to the Versailles Baptist Church.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Newell

Arlen Newell, 62, of Versailles, husband of Pat Newell, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at his home.

Born in Hays, Kan., he was the son of Eloise J. and Frances Goetz Newell. He was a retired sales manager for Swedish Match, a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era, a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two daughters, Bonnie (Kenneth) Johns, Versailles, and Leticia Newton, Mt. Eden; a son, Jeremy (Shiloh) Newell, Richmond; four grandchildren, Lydia, Lorelai, Batelise, and Jareth; and two sisters, Joan (Richard) Palmer, Haysville, Kan., and Mary Newell, Hays, Kan.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, March 31, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, followed by a Rosary service at 8. A funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Danny Schwendeman. Burial will follow in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jeremy Newell, Kenneth Johns, Luke Eldridge, Lonnie Bland, Nolan Luckett, and Frank Stark.

Memorials are suggested to Knights of Columbus, 202 Stourbridge Road, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Shelton

Clara Lanier Johnson Shelton, 84, widow of Dehral Stafford Shelton, formerly of Lexington, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles.

She was the daughter of the late Major Julius Adams and Clara Sue Ferguson Johnson.

Survivors include a daughter, Helen (Charles) Slayton, Versailles; two sons, Paul Stafford Shelton, Somerset, and John David (Jennifer) Shelton, Michigan; two grandchildren, Eric Stafford ( Lori) Adkinson, Oregon, and John Conner Shelton, Michigan; six great-grandchildren; two step-grandsons, Shannon (Carrie) Slayton and Seth (Kelley) Slayton; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Julius Adams Johnson Jr., and a sister, Virginia Johnson Gwinn, are deceased.

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

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Van Hoose

Marvin Leslie Van Hoose, 79, of Lexington, widower of Marlene Minix Van Hoose, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the VA Hospital.

Born in Nippa, he was the son of the late Leslie and Myrtle Barnett Van Hoose. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War, a hardwood flooring businessman, and a member of Broadway Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Myra (Worth) Blackwelder, Versailles; a son, M. Michael Van Hoose, Versailles; four grandchildren, Myles and Mallory Blackwelder, Versailles, Laura Van Hoose, Louisville, and Paige Van Hoose Clark (Christopher), St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Janet Van Hoose, Lexington; and two brothers, Larry Van Hoose, Lubbock, Texas, and Harold (Judy) Van Hoose, Las Vegas, Nev.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Burial will follow in Bascum Van Hoose Cemetery in Nippa. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to NOVA (Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs), 47595 Watkins Island Square, Sterling, VA 20165.

 

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