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May 13, 2010



Darrell Wayne Burton, 54, of Waddy, husband of Deborah Burton, died on Sunday, May 2, 2010.

Born June 7, 1955 in Lexington, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era at Ft. Knox.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two stepdaughters, Kimberly Wordekemper, Omaha, Neb., and Karissa Storrs, Thornton, Colo.; two granddaughters, Jenna and Madilyn Storrs, Thornton, Colo.; his mother, Rosena Edwards, Lexington; a sister, Jerri Webb, Florida; five brothers, Eldon Burton, Tim Burton, and Sean (Rhonda) Edwards, all of Lexington, and Tony Burton, Midway, and Rex Edwards, Falmouth; and 16 nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, May 11, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington. Shannon Funeral Service, Shelbyville, was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hosparus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, KY 40205.



Rosemary Hornbeck Campbell, 77, of Frankfort, wife of Eugene M. Campbell, died Monday, May 10, 2010. Born June 17, 1932, in Robertson County, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Hazel Hornbeck. She was a retired state employee with the Department of Education, a member of Southland Christian Church, and a life member of VPW Post 4075 Ladies’ Auxiliary. She was instrumental in helping to form Big Brothers & Big Sisters in Frankfort, and an integral part of the Jesus Prom at Southland Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Teressa (Dave) Witherby, Nicholasville, Susie (H.M.) Snodgrass, Frankfort, and Donna Jean Campbell (Tommy) Walters, Nicholasville; six grandchildren, Kristin, Kelley, Katie, Russell, Emilee, and Haylee; six great-grandchildren, Drew, Nate, Claire Rose, Noah, Kaden, and Luke; and a sister, Phyllis Jean Mattox, Carlisle.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 14, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Brewster McLeod, the Rev. Todd Layne, and the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Garden. Casket bearers will be C.L. Watts, Darrell Mitchell, Steve Leslie, Ryan Maguire, David Welsh, and Bruce Bratton. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, May 13, at the funeral home.

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Johnny Courtney, 44, a former Woodford Feed Company employee, died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of Libby Kincaid Clark of Versailles and James Courtney of Lexington.

In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by a brother, David (Jennifer) Clark, Versailles; a niece, Taylor Morgan Clark; his stepfather, Joe Clark; and numerous aunts and uncles. A brother, Tommy Courtney, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 12, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Wesley Noss. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Philip Kincaid, Ernie Bostic, George Cummins, Ricky Stevens, Timmy Florian, and Frankie Stevens.

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James Harold Kitchen died Saturday, April 3, 2010.

A memorial service will be conducted at the Versailles United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. Care Cremation & Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hughston Orthopedic Clinic, P. O. Box 9517, Columbus, Georgia 31908, or The Markey Cancer Foundation, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40536.



Robert Happy Osborne Sr., 72, departed this life in the loving comfort of his family to live in all eternity with our Lord on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Happy is predeceased by his loving wife, Janice Elaine Sasser Osborne, who passed away ten days earlier. Happy is survived by his beloved children, Happy Jr. and his wife, Bobbi, of Georgetown, Ky.; John and his wife, Caroline, of Washington, D.C.; and Jill and her husband, Eric Edwards, of London, Ky.; and his grandchildren, Madison, Meryn, Eric Gray, Alex, Cole and Lila. His surviving family also include numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Born in Bell County, he was the only child of the late Reverend Oppie R. Osborne and Clara Pursiful Osborne. Happy grew up in Four Mile and graduated from Georgetown College (where he fell in love with and married Janice). Happy coached basketball and taught school in Falmouth, Gallatin County, Pine Knot, and Williamstown. He also taught school in Harlan County and Bell County. Happy was an elementary school principal in Woodford County and the Superintendent of Schools at Lynch and in Marion County, where he retired from after working in the public schools more than 35 years.

A Celebration of Happy’s life was held on Monday, May 10, 2010, at Faith Baptist Church in Georgetown, Ky. Following the Celebration of Happy’s Life, there was a reception.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Janice and Happy Osborne Scholarship Fund, c/o John Osborne 3454 Newark Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016. Johnson’s Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Julia L. Phar, 55, of Versailles, wife of Dennis Phar, died Friday, May 7, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Madisonville, she was the daughter of Don Robinson of Madisonville and the late Janelle Lane Robinson. She was a real estate appraiser and realtor, co-owner of Phar Realty, Inc., a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in speech pathology, and was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Ross Lane Phar, Versailles; a brother, Ray (Lisa) Robinson, Longboat Key, Fla.; four nephews; and a niece.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the Versailles United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mike Lehman.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Eugene (Gene) Allen Round, 79, of Frankfort, husband of Paula Sanderson Round, died Monday, May 3, 2010, following a long illness.

Born May 5, 1930, in French Bottom, Mo., he was the son of the late Harry and Hazel Reese Round. He was a graduate of LaFayette High School in St. Joseph, Mo., and Owatta University in Kansas, where he received a degree as an electrical engineer. He served in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean War Conflict. After returning from the service he became manager of Montgomery Ward, then moved on to being general manager of Noma Lites and Murphy Industries in Missouri. In 1984, Murphy Industries opened a plant in Shelbyville, where he was general manager until 1987, then was general manager at Philadelphia, Miss., Electrical Wire, Peoria, Ill., Monona Wire, Monona, Iowa, and retired as a consultant for Caterpillar in Peoria, Ill. After retirement, Gene went to work for state government and retired in May of 2009. He served as president of the Jaycees, and president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, both in Missouri. He was a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife of 22 years, he is survived by four daughters, Pamela (Richard) Harper, Easton, Mo., Janice (Karl) Artinger, Lee’s Summit, Mo., Julie (John) Begley, Brookfield, Mo., Gail (Jeff) Post, Nevada, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Lang (Marty) Antle, Lawrenceburg; a stepson, Gerald (Adriana) Lang, Frankfort; a brother, Harry (Velma) Round, Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Violet (Ernie) Dipple and Ethel (Gary) Pettijohn, Topeka, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, May 7, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Theodore "Ted" Sharp, 81, of Versailles, husband of Bonnie L. Sharp, died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Ell Ray and Anna Belle Long Sharp, and was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church. He was retired from the Lexington-Blue Grass Army Depot where he was a pressman and had also worked for The Woodford Sun. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of American Legion Post #67.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by are two daughters, Diana Sue (David) Aubrey and Barbara Gail Sharp, both of Lexington; two sisters, Christine Blades, Versailles, and Lilly Price, Lexington; four grandchildren, Daniel Aubrey, Melanie Sharp, Drew Sharp, and Selena Ann Morris; and two great-grandchildren, Kayla Marie Morris and Nicholas Mason. A son, Ted Sharp Jr.; and three brothers, Herbert Sharp, Omar Sharp, and Lewis Blackburn Sharp, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, May 13, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial with military honors will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers will be David Aubrey, Daniel Aubrey, Michael Crow, Drew Sharp, Omar Sharp Jr., and Tony Ray Sharp.

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