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March 6, 2003



Ann M. Dufficy, 97, of Scranton, Pa., formerly of Versailles, widow of William J. Dufficy, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania.

Born June 8, 1905, in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Bridget Scanlon Learned.

Survivors include two sons, John E. Dufficy, Arizona, and William Dufficy, Lexington; two daughters, Margaret Dufficy, Lexington, and Ann Marie Sweeney, Springfield, Mass.; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Frank Osburg. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.



Kathy Elder, 53, of 104 Cross Keys, died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Virginia Kathryn Hammock Elder of Fairfield and the late Thomas David Elder. She was a former teacher at Simmons Elementary School in Versailles, and was a member of the Woodford County Retired Teachers Association, the Woodford County Woman's Club, and St. Leo Catholic Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a sister, Winnie Payne, Colorado Springs, Colo.; three brothers, James Elder and Damien Elder, both of Fairfield, and Dutchie Elder, Taylorsville; and her nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Barbara Simpson and Linda Ann Wheeler, and a brother, John Thomas Elder, are deceased.

A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. A funeral mass following cremation will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2003, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Fairfield by Fr. Joe Vest. Interment will be at St. Michael's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Simmons Elementary School, 840 Tyrone Pike, Versailles, KY 40383 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Louise Adams Greenup, 92, of North Carolina, formerly of Midway, widow of Cecil Lee Greenup, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003.

Born in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Miles and Margaret Cooper Adams. She was retired from Wolf Wiles Department Store and was a member of the Midway Baptist Church and the Midway Womanís Club.

Survivors include a foster daughter, Phyllis Cooper McAdams, North Carolina; and two grandchildren, Karen McLoughlin and Michael Southworth.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 1, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Dr. Mark Johnson. Casket bearers were Paul McAdams, Todd McLoughlin, Michael Southworth, Jimmy Noel, Danny Smith, and Donald Mitchell.



Sara Tingle Hensley, 90, of Versailles, retired bookkeeper for WVLK radio and former treasurer and tax administrator for the City of Versailles, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Oldham County, she was the daughter of the late Harry Innis and Stella Rudd Tingle. She was a member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church, and a Ladies Auxiliary member and volunteer at Woodford Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include a daughter Jean Christian, Mercer County; a son, Samuel Owen Hensley, Lexington; three grandchildren, Rodney Hensley, Lexington, Becky Christian, Mercer County, and Jennifer Ann Christian, Tucson, Ariz.; five great grandchildren; and a niece, Dorothy Poortinga, Versailles. Two sisters, Lillian Bauer and Doris Kreinrot; a brother, Harry I. Tingle II; a granddaughter, Sara Kathryn Christian; and a grandson, Bradford Allen Hensley, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 3, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Morris Trayner. Interment was at the Rose Crest Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383, or the Alzheimer's Association.



Charleen Jesse McMillen, 77, of Lexington, died Saturday, March 1, 2003.

Born Jan. 9, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John Samuel and Josephine Lucille Hellert Jesse. She was retired from the Sears and Roebuck Company and was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia McMillen Adams, Shelbyville, and Lela McMillen Duff, Lexington; two sons, Donald Jesse McMillen, Hawaii, and James Oliver McMillen, Lexington; six grandchildren, Micah McMillen, Robert S. Adams, Serena E. Collier, Heather L. McDavid, William C. Adams, and Adam C. Duff; and a great grandson, Trevor Adams. A grandson, Christopher McMillen, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Don White. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today, Thursday, March 6.



Marion C. Reiling, 73, of Versailles, widow of Oliver Reiling, died Sunday, March 2, 2003.

A native of St. Louis, Mo., she was active in the Cub Scouts and the Girls Scouts, and was a teacher at Borromeo and St. Peter Catholic churches in St. Charles, Mo. In Kentucky, she was a sales representative for Avon, serving also as district sales representative.

Survivors include two sons, Ron Reiling and Jim Reiling; two daughters, Terry Coleman and Jean Jones; six grandchildren; a great grandchild; five step grandchildren; and three step-great grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, March 6, 2003, at St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Charles Memorial Gardens. The Baue Funeral Home, St. Charles, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.



Elizabeth Newby Saylor of Talladega, Ala., former of Richmond, wife of Howard Saylor, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003.

The daughter of the late Oscar Taylor and Jessie Tudor Newby, she was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and held other leadership positions. She was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, she had degrees in medical records science and allied health education. She served as an assistant professor there in 1979 and retired in 1986. She was a past member of the Pattie A. Clay Hospitalís board of directors, the Salvation Army auxiliary, and the Madison County Hospice board of directors. She served as president of the Richmond Womanís Club, was a former chairwoman of the 6th District Republicans Club, and a member of the Kentucky Republican State Central Committee.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Laura Saylor Waldrip, Alpine, Ala.; a brother, Claude A. Newby, Lexington and Lake Wales, Fla.; six sisters, Kathleen Kearns, Richmond, Marilyn McAlister and Ruth Hall, both of Lexington, Ellen Garrison, Paris, Lee Peters, Carlisle, and Shirley Wilder, Versailles; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, March 3, 2003, at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Bill Fort. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery. Casket bearers were her nephews Grover Sandlin Kearns, William Charles Hall, Claude Allen Newby Jr., Michael Lee Newby, Ellis Brent Garrison, John Henry Peters, Donald Franklin Wilder, Jay Scott Newby, Stephen Taylor Wilder, and Charles Lee Wilder. Honorary bearers were her nieces Pricilla Kearns Sprengeler, Marion Gail McAllister, Kathleen McAllister Medford, Melissa Garrison Blackburn, Susan Peters Roberts, Deborah Newby Franklin, Kimberly Wilder Davis, and Ruth Wilder Joest. The Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Buan B. Smith Jr., 67, of Frankfort, husband of Mary F. Smith, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

A native of East St. Louis, Ill., he was the son of the late Buan and Marjorie Lee Hill Smith. He was a civil engineer for the federal Highway Administration, a farmer, and a member of the Graefenburg Baptist Church. He was a member of Lodge #712 F&AM in Collinsville, Ill.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Bethany Breckel, Florence; two sons, Buan B. Smith III, Midway, and Brooke B. Smith, Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Emma Reed, Houston, and Mary Lee Gilbert, Tucson; a brother, Joe Walter Smith, Granite City, Ill.; and six grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, March 3, 2003, at the LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home by Dr. Fred Moffatt and the Rev. Jay Padgett. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Roy Smith, Bryan Burdette, Bill Wingate, Clarence Salyer, Odell Smith, and Elbert Lewis. Other members of his Sunday school class and the deacons of Graefenburg Baptist Church served as bearers, as well as Emily Smith, Chris Breckel, Meagan Smith, Cameron Breckel, Sydney Smith, and Ethan Smith.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Graefenburg Baptist Church building fund, 11288 Frankfort Road, Waddy, KY 40076, the American Diabetes Association, or a favorite charity.



Joe Smouse, 49, of Lexington, husband of Teresa Smouse, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at his residence.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late Clifford and Roberta Smouse. He was employed at National Equipment Sales and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two brothers, Jack Carpenter and Scott Smouse, both of Lexington; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services were conducted Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by the Rev. Jay D. Robinson. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association, 1636 Nicholasville Road Suite 1, Lexington, KY 40503, or the American Heart Association, 2201 Regency Road Suite 401, Lexington, KY 40503.

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 Carl Eugene Thompson Sr., 66, of 622 Old Frankfort Pike, a retired farmer, husband of Roberta Richardson Thompson, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Dave and Bertha Lawhorne Thompson. He was a U. S. Army veteran and had attended the Revival Tabernacle Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Bryant, Nicholasville, and Sandra Mahoney, Elizabethtown; a son, Carl E. Thompson Jr., Versailles; a stepson, Shelby Mason Lackey, Lexington; two sisters, Orena Lloyd, Versailles, and Fona Manley, Lexington; two brothers, Vodis Thompson, Versailles, and Charles Thompson, Lexington; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 1, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Byron Jessup. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ian Mahoney, Michael Thompson, David Manley, Danny Owens, Doug Bryant, and Doug Bryant III. Honorary bearers were Chrissy Mahoney, Jacob Bryant, Cecil Flora, Steve Ward, Winston Carl, Bobby Carl, and Billy Carl.


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