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May 12, 2005

 

Anderson

Carl E. Anderson, 80, Danville, formerly of Nicholasville, husband of Mary Jasper Anderson, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at his home.

Born Aug. 4, 1924, in Jessamine County, he was the son of the late George and Bessie Semones Anderson. He was a graduate of Wilmore High School, where he played basketball, and a veteran of the United States Army. He had worked for 15 years for Columbia Gas, Lexington, and was a retired television repairman for Anderson T.V. in Danville. He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Janet Watts, Lexington; three sons, Carl Wayne Anderson, Versailles, Cliff Anderson, Versailles, and Fred Anderson, Lancaster; three grandchildren, Joshua Clay Anderson, Katelyn Anderson, and Spencer Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and a brother are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, May 5, at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Harrison. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. His friends served as casket bearers.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Blakeman

Herman Blakeman, 86, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Rhoda Whitehouse Blakeman, died Monday, May 2, 2005, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center after an illness.

An Anderson County native and former Louisville resident, he was the son of the late Roy and Mittie Brumley Blakeman. He was the chief procurement officer for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville for 32 years. He was a member, deacon, treasurer, and Sunday school teacher at the Glensboro Baptist Church in Louisville and was a former member of the Valley View Baptist Church there. He was a member of the Glensboro Ruritan Club, a volunteer firefighter, and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Dunning, Versailles, June Myers, Dayton, Ohio, and Carol Amos, Louisville; a son, Danny Blakeman, Louisville; a brother, Arthur Blakeman, San Antonio, Texas; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Two brothers, John L. Blakeman and Eugene Blakeman, are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, May 5, at the Glensboro Baptist Church by the Rev. Glenn Corn. Burial with military rites was in the Best Cemetery in Anderson County. Casket bearers were Jason Nipp, Joe Nipp, Philip David Myers, Matthew Amos, Matthew Carper, Tim Heeg, Jim McGrath, and Darren Goodlett. Gash Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Glensboro Baptist Church, c/o Jeff Burgin, 3324 Mount Eden Road, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

 

Brown

Floyd Brown, 83, of 228 E. Higgins Street, Midway, husband of Christine Roe Brown, died Monday, May 8, 2005, at his home.

Born March 7, 1922, in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Boone and Nora Davis Brown. He was a retired coal miner and farmer and for many years had done lawn care for many Midway residents.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Minnie Isbell, Frenchburg, Nannie Deatherage, Midway, and Helen Agee, Midway; two sons, Edward Brown, Mt. Sterling, and Floyd Brown Jr., Versailles; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Three children, Larry, Billy, and Arthur Brown, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 11, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Roger Wells. Interment was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were his grandsons. 

 

Connor

Thomas I. Connor Jr., 78, of Lexington, husband of Wilma Doris McClure, Maysville, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005.

Born March 30, 1927, in Brooksville, he was the son of the late Genevieve Wehrle Eades and Thomas I. Connor Sr. After his graduation from Midway High School, he served in the U.S. Navy as a medic from 1944 to 1946. Upon his discharge, he attended the University of Kentucky, graduating in 1961. He worked in state government for 44 years, retiring from the Transportation Cabinet in 2002.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, George Wallace and Charles Thomas, both of Lexington; a grandson, Charles Thomas Eades Connor, Belvue; two great-grandsons, George Thomas and Nathaniel James; and a sister, Ann Eades Stout, Versailles.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 7, at St. Paul Catholic Church by the Rev. Dan Noll and the Rev. Charles McDonald. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery Mausoleum. Casket bearers were Tommy Connor, Michael Duffy, William Duffy, Fred Schuhmann, and Bill Catlett. Honorary bearers were Charles Connor, George Connor, Phil Weisenberger, and John Schuhmann. W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or St. Paul Catholic Church.

 

Dotson

Clara Edith DeMoss Dotson, 87, of Versailles, widow of Price Dotson, died Friday, May 6, 2005, at her residence.

Born April 6, 1918, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ida Lee Smith DeMoss. She was a homemaker and former employee of Barrett’s Sewing Factory in Midway. She was a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Elmer Dotson and Walter Dotson, both of Versailles; two daughters, Delores Warford and Joyce Boettcher, both of Versailles; 10 grandchildren, Tommy, Debbie and Donald Lee Dotson, Kim Cooper, Chery Ratliff, and Travis Dotson, all of Versailles, George Beasley, Georgetown, Bob Warfield, Michigan, Tommy Willett and Tabitha Atkins, Lexington; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 10, at Clark Funeral Home, Frankfort Road, by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Tommy Dotson, George Beasley, Bob Warfield, Travis Dotson, Scott Cooper, Brandon Ratliff, Jimmy Atkins, and Bryan Willett. Honorary bearers were George Southworth, Charles Caskey, Ronnie Chappell, Everett Tucker, Robert Warfield, and Donald Lee Dotson.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County Chapter, Woodford County Senior Citizens, or Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

Greenup

George W. "Bud" Greenup Jr. 77, of Bowling Green, formerly of Versailles, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green of cancer.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late George Wallace and Mabel Dennison Greenup. He graduated from Versailles High. School and served in the U.S. Army in Ketchikan, Alaska, during World War II. In the late 1940s he completed his studies and training at the Reppert School of Auctioneering in Auburn, Ind., and began a lifelong career in the auctioneering and real estate profession. Initially, he was active in the cattle and automobile auctions in several states. In 1974, he established The Bud Greenup Real Estate & Auction Co, Inc. in Smiths Grove, which served clients throughout Kentucky and surrounding states. For many years, he was active in all aspects of the antiques business and conducted antique auctions. He operated the antique shops, the Corner Cupboard and Village Antique, in Smiths Grove. He was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, a member of the Bowling Green Board of Realtors for more than 30 years, a member of the Kentucky Auctioneers Association, and a member of the National Auctioneers Association. He was a founding member of Indian Hills Country Club in Bowling Green.

Survivors include a daughter, Martha Sue Greenup, Bowling Green; three sisters, Mary Lou Freedman and Cynthia Alcorn, Lexington, and Norma Jean Miller, Frankfort; an uncle, Sam Dennison, Versailles; an aunt, Thelma Greenup Lundy, Georgetown; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 11, in the chapel of Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green. Burial was in the Smiths Grove Cemetery, Smiths Grove.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Johnson

Jeron Wesley Johnson, 15, of Versailles, died Saturday, May 7, 2005, after an illness.

Born Feb. 25, 1990, in Lexington, he was the son of Tracy Johnson. He was a member of Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church and attended every Sunday as health permitted. He was a student at Woodford County Middle School.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his grandparents, Gwendolyn Johnson, Versailles, and John Johnson, Sharpsburg; his great-grandmothers, Jo Cecil Johnson, Versailles, and Estelle Johnson, Midway; three aunts; an uncle; and several cousins.

Services will be conducted at noon on Saturday, May 14, at Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. T. H. Peoples Jr. Visitation will be Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family may be reached at 873-9858 or 608-1933.

Memorials are suggested to the Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, 540 West Maxwell St., Lexington, KY 40508.

 

Scott

Carlos M. Scott, 75, of Versailles, formerly of Lexington, widower of Minnie Sadler Scott, died Monday, May 2, 2005.

The son of Wiley and Gladys Scott of Versailles, he was a retired horseman and a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include three daughters, Carla Marquez, Vickie McIntyre, and Lisa Day; three sons, Marshall Scott, Jeff Walling and James Walling; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Doris Cloyd, Versailles. A sister, Louise Shipp, is deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, May 5, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home. Interment was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were James Smith, Jimmy A. Smith, David Smith, Buddy Hagar, Mike Wright, Ray Profitt, and Herb Rice. Honorary bearers were Scott Marquez, Keith Curry, Phil Cloyd, Jeff Walling, James Walling, and Marshall Scott.

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Shepard

Joe Shepard, 31, of Berea, formerly of Midway, died Sunday, May 8, 2005, in Lawrenceburg.

The son of Elwood Shepard of North Carolina and the late Nancy Wilson Shepard, he was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Frankfort, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Iraq. He was employed by the Bluegrass Army Depot as a security guard.

In addition to his father, he is survived by a son, Triston Dylan Shepard, Berea; four brothers, Mike Shepard, Berea, Kevin Shepard, Midway, John Shepard and Elwood Shepard III, both of North Carolina; and his maternal grandmother, Anna Lee Wilson, Midway. His maternal grandfather, Coy Wilson; his paternal grandparents, Elwood and Mary Shepard; and a sister, Nancy Anna Shepard, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, May 12, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, by the Rev. Gale Ashby. Burial will follow in Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Terry Wilson, Craig Tillett, Andy Devers, Steven Shepard, Mike Shepard, Kevin Shepard, Jerry Marcum, and Elwood Shepard III.

 

Smith

Michael W. Smith, 54, of Frankfort, died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Leestown Road, Lexington, after an illness.

A native of Franklin County, he was the son of the late Chester and Peggy Smith. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include two sons, Brandon Smith and Dennis Smith, both of Frankfort; two daughters, Mandy. Smith and Patti Smith, both of Texas; a brother, Jeff Smith, Owenton; four sisters, Judy McConnell, Shelbyville, Susan Bailey, Grayson, Linda Poor, Versailles, and Patricia Hall, Frankfort; and four grandchildren. his grandparents, Mandy and Elzie Smith; and a brother, Dennis L. Smith, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 10, at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. David Smith. Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brad Partee, Scotty Broyles, Ray Eastman, Bryan Purvis, Loren Dale Smith, and Everett Roberts. Honorary bearers were Christie Smith, Anita Smith, Jeff Smith, Gary Bailey, Clay Bowman, Matt Hall, Steven Cole McCourt, Beth Mattingley, Becky Fletcher, and Tresina Dale. Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County Chapter.

 

Tingle

Raymond Pascal Tingle Jr. of Frankfort, husband of Betty Jane Shields Tingle, died Friday, May 6, 2005, at his residence.

Born in Flora, Miss., he was the son of the late Raymond Pascal Tingle Sr. and Wilma Hardy Tingle. He was a retired builder and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and the Craig’s Creek Muzzleloaders of Woodford County.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Shara Denise Tingle and Shana LeAnn Tingle, Frankfort; three brothers, Robert Tingle, Roy Tingle, and John Tingle, all of Shelbyville; a sister, Patricia Rife, Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, May 9, at the Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville, by the Rev. Jay Padgett. Interment was in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.

 

Turnbull

Charley Crowe Turnbull, 65, of Lexington, died Monday, May 9, 2005, after a brief illness.

Born April 27, 1940, he was the son of Edward Randolph and Margie Crowe Turnbull of Bourbon County. As a boy, he competed in saddlebred shows throughout Kentucky and had a love and talent for dance. He enjoyed writing poetry and country and western songs for his own enjoyment, and enjoyed cars, boats, photography and collecting. He was a 1958 graduate of University High School, and attended University of Kentucky. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and graduated OCS to finish his reserve duty as first lieutenant. He was a non-denominational Christian. He was a computer programmer and officer of W.T. Sistrunk & Co. After the company was sold to Wetterau Foods (now SuperValu), he became division president in 1981. He later purchased the Georgetown IGA and then rejoined the family business in 1991 at T-G Enterprises. He and his brother Bill were named IGA Retailer of the Year in 1991 for the Kentucky Division for the Lawrenceburg IGA Foodliner. At T-G and Anchor Foods they added the Save-A-Lot franchise and now operate six stores. He served on many boards and committees in support of his business and community interests.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Charley C. "Chad" Turnbull Jr.; two grandchildren, Madeline Claire Turnbull and Charley C. Turnbull III, Cashiers, N.C., three brothers, Edward R. Turnbull III, Cincinnati Ohio, William L. Turnbull, Lexington, and Richard H. Turnbull, Versailles; many nieces and nephews; and three stepchildren, Shane Stamatis, Kansas City, Kan., Leslie Phillips and Cy Stamatis, Lexington. A brother, Robert S. Turnbull, is deceased.

Services will be conducted graveside at the Lexington Cemetery, at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, May 12, by the Rev. Vernon Rainwater. Casket bearers will be Edward Randolph Turnbull IV, Stewart McBryde Turnbull, Christopher Martin Turnbull, Thomas Cole Arimes, Todd Haagenstad, Joker Phillips, Tony Simon, and Carlos Owens. Milward's Funeral Home on Broadway is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Creutzfeldt -Jacob Disease (CJD) research project at the University of California San Francisco, Cardinal Hill Hospital, or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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