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May 10, 2001 issue


Darell E. Bowman

Darell Edwin Bowman, 54, Lexington, husband of Angela Bowman, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at his residence.

A native of Versailles, he was a son of Milta Alsop, Dunedin, Fla., and the late Doc Bowman. He was with Bowman Paving for 20 years before he started B&D Paving. He served in the U. S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Hoist, where he served as a shipfitter. He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post 680 and Cooties.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Brandon S. S. Bowman and James E. Bowman; a daughter, Dawn Michelle Bowman; a granddaughter, Ashley Rose Bowman; a sister, Marvene Pasco, Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Gary D. Bowman, Lexington, and Ronald E. Bowman, Louisville; three stepbrothers, Charles Alsop, Dunedin, Fla., Ricky Conkwright and Randy Conkwright; his stepmother, Emma Bowman; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Thursday, May 10, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by Ed Dearing, Bill Thompson, and Clair Stewart. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Jim Dearing, Brian York, James E. Bowman, and cousins. Honorary bearers will be Bryan Conkwright, Jeremy Conkwright, and Jack Conkwright. Memorial contributions are suggested to Angela Bowman in trust for Brandon Scott Bowman.


Louise B. Crosby

Louise Barbara McGoldrick Crosby, 81, of Woodford County, widow of Irving Crosby, died Tuesday May 8, 2001, at the Lexington Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born on Oct. 24, 1919 in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late David and Rosa Kaenzig McGoldrick.

She attended Pinckard Elementary School and graduated from Versailles High School in 1936. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1940 with a major in home economics. At UK she was a member of Mortar Board, was president of Phi Upsilon Omicron, and was a Fall Festival queen. After college she became a home demonstration agent in Lawrenceburg. In 1942 she joined the U.S. Navy and trained at the Midshipman’s School at Smith College In Northampton, Mass. During World War II she served in Miami and San Francisco as a communications specialist and attained the rank of lieutenant (jg) before being discharged in December 1945. During the war she married Irving Crosby, who was also In the Navy.

She then lived in Charleston, S.C., for two years before returning to Kentucky so her husband could attend UK. In 1952 she moved to Augusta, Ga., where she lived until 1985. Before retiring in 1983 she worked at the Augusta-Richmond County Library. In 1985 she returned with her husband to the McGoldrick family farm in Pinckard and became active in the Pinckard Baptist Church.

She Is survived by two daughters, Barbara Celeste Crosby of Minnesota and Marilyn Joyce Pavliscsak of Georgia, and five grandchildren, John Kee Crosby Bryson, Jessica Ah-Reum Crosby Bryson, Michael Pavliscsak, Marie Pavliscsak, and David Pavliscsak.

Services were conducted at Friday, May 11, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Robert Shearer, John Bryson, James Pavliscsak, Michael Pavliscsak, David Pavliscsak, and John K. Bryson. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 836 Euclid Ave., Suite 100, Lexington 40502.


Margaret P. Dunn

Margaret P. Dunn, 88, of Versailles, widow of Robert L. Dunn, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at her residence.

Born in Woodford County on May 12, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Hyter and Minnie Redding Perry. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, the Woodford County Homemakers, and the Woodford County Homemakers Garden Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Roberta "Bobbi Ann" Dunn and Shirley Dunn; a sister, Ruth Hartley; and a brother, Robert B. Perry, all of Versailles.

Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were George Perry, Roy Lancaster, Paul Schell, Spurgeon Chapman, Keith Stevens, David Hartley, and James Locker. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele St., Frankfort 40601.


James A. McClain

James Albert McClain, 76, of Midway, widower of Margaret Flora McClain, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at his residence.

Born in Scott County on Oct. 2, 1924, he was the son of the late S. D. and Elizabeth Scaggs McClain. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Midway United Methodist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda Columbia, Midway, and Netsie Florence, Frankfort, and three grandchildren, Vicki Columbia Dominick, Atlanta, Ga., and Jessica Florence and Emily Florence, both of Frankfort.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Jerry Montgomery. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Wayne Yocum, Roy Yocum, Jason Yocum, Joe McClain, David McClain, and Roy David McClain.


Marlene M. VanHoose

Marlene Minix VanHoose, 67, Lexington, wife of Marvin VanHoose, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at the Hospice Care Center.

A native of Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Maurice Minix Jr. and Myrtle Wheeler Minix, and was a member of Broadway Baptist Church, Lexington.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Myra VanHoose Blackwelder, Versailles; a son, M. Michael VanHoose, Lexington; three granddaughters, Laura Marie VanHoose and Leslie Paige VanHoose, both of Louisville, and Mallory Elizabeth Blackwelder, Versailles; a grandson, Myles Stuart Blackwelder, Versailles; and two brothers, Dr. Michael B. Minix Sr., Lexington, and Marcus S. Minix, Paintsville. A brother, Maurice M. Minix III, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Broadway Baptist Church by the Rev. Chris Rieber and the Rev. Gene Myer. Burial was at 3:30 p.m. in the Bascom VanHoose Cemetery in Nippa. Casket bearers were Myles Stuart Blackwelder, Ross Barnette, Don Penn Moore, Maurice Minix III, Dr. Martin Russell Minix, Dr. Michael B. Minix Jr., Marcus S. Minix Jr., Charles Hicks, Bill Minix Jr., Howard VanHoose, and Madison Coulter Minix. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Broadway Baptist Church Building Fund, 2500 Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington 40503, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington 40504.

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