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May 13, 2004

 

Albino

Jorge Gutierrez Albino, 34, of Lexington, a carpenter and framer, husband of Rosa Marie Rosas, died Saturday, May 8, 2004. No services or visitation. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home in charge.

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Dunn

Gladys B. Dunn, 81, of Troy Pike, Versailles, widow of Charles Holt Dunn, died Monday, May 10, 2004, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Clarence Clay and Easter Reed Neal, and was a member of the Church of God in Powell County. Survivors include a sister, Ocie Pearl Neal Aldridge; and two brothers, Leonard W. Neal and Cain Neal, all of Versailles. A sister, Ila May Neal, and a brother, Ed Neal, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at the Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery.

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Eggum

Paul Pierce Eggum, 40, of Versailles, died Friday, May 7, 2004.

He graduated from Hinsdale Central High School and Elmhurst College in Illinois and had a career in sales.

He is survived by his parents, Paul R. and Deborah W.; and brothers, James T. and John D.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2004, at Centenary Methodist Church.

Contributions may be made to the Eggum Family Scholarship Fund, c/o U.K Office of Development, William B. Sturgill Dev. Bldg. Lexington, KY, 40506-0015 (859-257-3911).

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Luallen

Elsie Mingua Luallen, 81, of Paris, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Bourbon Community Hospital.

Born April 30, 1923, in Bourbon County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence T. and Pearl Montgomery Mingua Sr. She was a retired inspector for the Dixie Cup Corporation, a graduate of North Middletown High School, and was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Shewmaker, Paris; a stepson, Lynn Luallen, Frankfort; two grandchildren, Hunter Shewmaker, Versailles, and Nicki Smith, Paris; two great-grandchildren, Adam Smith, Paris, and David Hunter Shewmaker, Versailles; a brother, James L. Mingua, Paris; and two sisters, Amy Gray, Nicholasville, and Allene Gordon, Crittenden. Four brothers, Clarence Mingua Jr., Silas L. Mingua, Ora L. Mingua, and Charles S. "Hank" Mingua, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 8, 2004, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home by Bro. Bob Roe. Interment was in the Paris Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ronald Mingua, Tim Mingua, Ricky Mingua, Doug Gordon, John Allen Mason, and Joseph Winer.

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Ojeda

Salvador Rosas Ojeda, 26, a carpenter and framer, husband of Shelly M. Rosas, died Saturday, May 8, 2004. No services or visitation. Arrangements, Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

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Parker

Anne Johnson Parker, widow of Col. John Richards Parker, (U. S. Army, Ret.), died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at Lexington Country Place.

Born in Henderson on Sept. 8, 1913, she was the daughter of Susanna Vance and U.S. Army Col. Thomas Jefferson Johnson. She graduated in 1934 from Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio. After their marriage in 1939, she and her husband lived on many Army posts, later retiring to and owning historic Polohunt Farm on Pisgah Pike in Woodford County. It was then that she became a preservationist, fighting the extension of Bluegrass Parkway and working to establish the Pisgah Rural Historic District on the National Historic Register and state register. She was a founding member of the Pisgah Community Historical Association, and in 1999 with her daughter Susanna Creek, donated a conservation easement on Polohunt Farm to the Bluegrass Conservancy.

She was also an active member of Pisgah Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon and as a volunteer. For many years and in many places she was also a Girl Scout leader.

She is survived by her daughters, Susanna Parker Creek, Lexington, and Janet Richards Parker, Georgetown; two granddaughters, Anne Johnson Jay, Louisville, and Alice Parker Schaaf, Lexington; and two great-grandsons, Thomas Christopher Jay and John Richard Jay, Louisville.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Pisgah Pike. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends starting at 10 a.m. in the Academy Building at the church, and there will be a buffet lunch at noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Pisgah Church Capital Fund or Scholarship Fund, 710 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383.

 

Sparks

Elmer Sparks, 76, of Mt. Sterling, husband of Betty Ann Oliver Sparks, died Friday, May 7, 2004, at his home.

Born March 17, 1928, he was the son of the late Isaac C. and Ruth Smith Sparks. He was a retired carpenter and member of Morris Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Ronnie Sparks, Camargo, Danny Sparks, Versailles, and Elmer Glenn Sparks, Mt. Sterling; three daughters, Ruth Burton, Lexington, Carolyn Davidson, Mt. Sterling, and Sandra Kay Crank, Wilmore; and two brothers, Clifton Sparks, Harrodsburg, and Junior Sparks, Lexington.

Services were conducted Monday, May 10, 2004, at Morris Creek Baptist Church, Stanton. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery, Stanton. Casket bearers were Randall Wayne Sparks, Ronnie Sparks, Jason Burton, William Crank, Roy Lee Sparks, and Michael Wayne Sparks. Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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St. Clair

Mattie Elizabeth St. Clair, 92, of Lexington, died Friday, May 7, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Born Jan., 20, 1912 in Elm Bend (Woodford County), she was the daughter of the late John Jesse Mason and Sarah Maxberry. She held many career positions including cleaning services, cook, daycare owner and operator, and Kentucky Foster Care parenting. She was a long standing member of the House of God Church and served there over 60 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Heather St. Clair; three grandchildren, Brooks, Ebony and Michael; many foster grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at the House of God Church by Bishop Thomas Clark. Smith & Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Strubbe

Verna V. Strubbe, 86, Molly Street, Versailles, widow of Robert H. Strubbe, died Thursday, May 6, 2004.

She was the daughter of the late George and Leila Skellenger. She was a member of the hospital auxiliary for 15 years and was a member of the Versailles Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Trish Strubbe, Versailles; a son, Bill Strubbe, Arizona; a brother Jim Skellenger, Ohio; and three grandsons, Scott Strubbe, Chris Strubbe, and Patrick Rodgers.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 8, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jason Spurgeon, John Simpson, Roy Cannaday, Tim Strubbe, Tom Strubbe and Lyall Sears.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Watts

Frances Evelyn Watts, 87, of Millville, widow of Marion Barclay Watts, died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at her home following a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Hartford and Ninnie Howard Smith. She was retired from the Cabinet for Human Resources, and with her late husband had been owner-operator of Watts Grocery in Millville for many years. She attended Millville Christian Church.

Survivors include four children, Bernice Schemera, St. Pete Beach, Fla., Tom Watts, New Albany, Ind., Susan Kennedy, Frankfort, and John Watts, Millville; three brothers, Raymond, Earl, and Jimmy Smith, all of Frankfort; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Four brothers and three sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Rogers Funeral Home. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jack Kennedy, Aaron Watts, Caleb Watts, Phillip Long, Jim C. Dearinger and Shawn Meckley. Honorary bearers were Scott Kennedy and Sarah Watts.

Contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Millville Christian Church Building Fund, 5210 McCracken Pike, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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