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March 7, 2002

John Allender

John Spaulding Allender, 70, of Lexington, husband of Mary Ellen Gentry Allender, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002.

A native of Lexington, he was the son of the late Waller Rodes and Elisabeth Perkins Allender. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, where he served as special minister. He was a former member of Knights of Lexington and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a recipient of the National Defense Medal.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, John Rodes Allender, Nashville, Tenn., Stephen Allender, Gahanna, Ohio, and Michael Allender, Durham, N.C.; two daughters, Nancy Jones, Versailles, and Lynn Tipton, Corbin; a sister, Ann Howard; 11 grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Jentry, Elisabeth, Ashley, and Aaron Allender, Brett and Casey Jones, and Sarah and Wesley Tipton II. A son, Matthew Spaulding Allender, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March, 2, 2002, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church by the Rev. Don Noll. Burial was on Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brett Jones, Justin Allender, Jordan Allender, Steve Simmons, Bill Gibson, John Heafey Howard Jr., and Chad Milward.

W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway, Lexington, was in charged of arrangements.

 

Christina Brown

Christina Marie Arnold Brown, 34, of Versailles, wife of Tim Brown and the daughter of Charles and Jeanette Arnold of Lexington, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at her residence.

Born in Evansville, Ind., April 7, 1967, she worked as a durable medical equipment specialist and was a member of the Broadway Christian Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a daughter, Krista Ann Brown, Versailles; three sisters, Debbie Epperson, Lexington, Cyndi Crunk, Shelbyville, and Amy Atkerson, Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Jim Byrd. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Keith Epperson, Tony Crunk, Gene Brown, Josh Epperson, Ken Atkerson, and Ronnie Brown.

 

Bobbie Carroll

Bobbie D. Carroll, 69, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, widower of Edwina Bartlett Carroll, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at his residence.

Born in Virginia April 23, 1932, he was the son of the late James and Nadine Joyce Carroll. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include two daughters, Pam Dean, Lawrenceburg, and Trista Hittinger, Texas; three sons, Mark Carroll, Versailles, Timothy Carroll, Louisville, and Bryan Carroll, Lexington; a sister, Louise Murden, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Home, Versailles, by Bro. Bobby Rice. Burial was in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Mitchell Dean, Scottie Curtis, Carroll Dean, Dwain Kincaid, Chad Dunn, and Danny Dunn.

 

Robert Duncan

Robert G. Duncan, 53, of Lexington, husband of Susan Klein Duncan, died Monday, March 25, 2002.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of Stewart and Sarah W. Duncan. He was a former employee of Spindletop Hall, and was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, the Disabled American Veterans, and was a drummer. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving on the U.S.S. Saratoga.

A memorial service was held Friday, March 1, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland, Lexington, by the Rev. Pat Finley.

Memorials may be made to the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass, 465 Springhill Road, Lexington, KY 40503, or to the Kentucky Diabetes Foundation.

 

Joe Goins

Joe Thomas Goins, 76, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Sylvia Perry Goins, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A native of Franklin County, he was the son of the late Rufus and Vella Thurmond Goins. He served 30 years as a supervisor for BellSouth, and was a Franklin County deputy sheriff for 10 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific, a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, a life member of VFW Post 4075, and a member of the Bellepoint Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kathy D. Collins, Versailles; two sons, Donald S. Goins, Versailles, and Ronald L. Goins, Frankfort; a brother, Cecil D. Goins, Frankfort; a sister, Cedell Black, Frankfort; five granddaughters; and two great grandchildren. A sister, Marie Goins, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 4, 2002, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, Frankfort, by the Rev. Bobby Brooks. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Donald Jones, Frank Collins, Neville Woodard, John Sawyer, Tommy Goins, and Don McCormick. Honorary bearers were Dr. Andrew Bustin, Kirtley Green, Donald Morse, Eugene Bradley, Don Dixon, Alvin Adams, Noel Wise, and Richard “Dick” Harter. Graveside military honors were conducted by members of VFW Post 4075.

 

Jesse Haynes

Jesse Haynes, 78, of Versailles, formerly of Breathitt County, a retired security guard, husband of Laura E. Haynes, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002.

Services were conducted Monday, March 4, 2002, at the Watts Funeral Home, Jackson.

 

John Pierce

John L. Pierce, 72, of Versailles, widower of Christine Crutchfield Pierce, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at the VA Medical Center, Lexington.

Born in Louisville, he was the son of the late John Thomas and Mary Mills Pierce. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran who served his country during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War.

Survivors include a daughter, Tina Jones, Lexington; three sons, Allen Pierce, Lexington, Mark Pierce and Guy Pierce, both of Versailles; and six grandchildren.

No services were scheduled. Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Don Riddle

Don F. Riddle, 85, of Stamping Ground, formerly of Midway, husband of Alice Pauline King Riddle, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Franklin County Aug. 21, 1916, he was the son of the late Chester and Artie Donovan Riddle. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Donna Blackwell, Colorado Springs, Colo., Connie Cooke, Paris, and Patricia Gevedon, Salyersville; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew.

Services were conducted Friday, March 1, 2002, at the Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Sageser. Burial was in the Switzer Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gerald Cooke, David Blackwell, Donnie Barber, Curtis Gevedon, James Barber, Andy Barber, and Billy Barber. Honorary bearers were Tommy Estill, Norman Harrison, and Ewell Riddle.

 

Erma Riley

Erma Disponett Riley, 88, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Truman Dudley Riley, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late J. and Annie Disponett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Goshen Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Moss, Campbellsville; a son, Robert Allen Riley, Lawrenceburg; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. A sister, Dorothy Holt, and a brother, Roscoe Disponett, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 2, 2002, at the Gash Memorial Chapel. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tommy Moss, Ricky Moss, Patrick Riley, Daniel Riley, Brent Charles, and P.J Moss.

Donations may be made to the Goshen Baptist Church, c/o Ann Gabhart, 1307 Harry Wise Road, Lawrenceburg.

 

Willie Mae Stephenson

Willie Mae “Montie” Montague Stephenson, 76, of Lexington, wife of Harry S. Stephenson, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

She was a member of the Arlington Christian Church, was a strong supporter of Transylvania University, and was the co-recipient (with her husband) of the Morrison Medallion in 1996. She was active in the Phi Mu Sorority Alumni and the Transylvania Women’s Club. She volunteered for Meals On Wheels, was an avid bridge player, and enjoyed needlework.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Susan S. Pardue, Henderson, and Nancy Jo Bradley, Versailles; a brother, Howard B. Montague, Versailles; a sister, Jane G. Hoppin, Harrodsburg; two nieces; a nephew; five grandchildren, Kelle Susan Pardue and Whitney Jo Pardue, Nashville, Tenn., Tad Pardue, Cincinnati, Ohio, Andy Bradley, Versailles, and Scott Bradley, Lexington.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 2, 2002, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway by the Rev. Guy Waldrop and the Rev. Michael Armstrong. Burial was in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were her grandchildren and sons-in-law.

Contributions may be made to the Willie Mae Stephenson Scholarship Fund, sent to the Transylvania University Development Office, or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Lois Williams

Lois Ford Williams, 80, of Lexington, widow of James H. Williams, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Lexington Country Place.

Born in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Nancy Lida Johnson Ford. She was a retired secretary for the U.S. Clinical Research Center, a member of the Central Christian Church, and a former member of that church’s quilting club and the Meadowthorpe Homemakers Club.

Survivors include a stepson, Jim L. Williams, Lexington; a sister, Pauline Snapp, Nicholasville; and two step-grandchildren, Brian Williams and Bradley Williams, both of Lexington. Two brothers, Lester Ford Jr. and John H. Ford; and a sister, Betty Wright, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, March 1, 2002, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway by the Rev. Carol Rawls. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church, 205 East Short Street, Lexington, KY 40508.

 

Herbert Wilson

Herbert H. Wilson, 71, of Lexington, formerly of Casey County, former Midway police officer and Square D employee, died Sunday, March 3, 2002.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at the McKinney - Brown Funeral Home, Liberty.

 

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