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Versailles, Ky.


 

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May 15, 2008

 

Cleveland

Catharine Wilson Cleveland, widow of Robert H. Cleveland, died Wednesday, May, 7, 2008, at the Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born at Irvine in Estill County, she was the daughter of the late Harry B. and Julia White Wilson. She was a graduate of Irvine High School, attended Eastern Kentucky University, Centre College, and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a business degree. Following World War II, she worked in the Berlin Air Lift. She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include four children, Dru (John) Thompson, Bob Mc (Margie) Cleveland, and Martha (Robbie) Gardner, all of Versailles, and Julia (Grant) Eisner, Oklahoma City, Okla.; her twin sister, Drucilla Roberts, San Francisco, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren, Sarah (Harrison) Clark, Julia Cleveland, Megan Cleveland, Robert H. Cleveland II, Ben Thompson, Seth Thompson, Taylor Eisner, Blake Eisner, Catharine Gardner, and Ethan Gardner. A brother, Harry B. Wilson Jr., died during World War II.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 10, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Marcus Lynn. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mrs. Clevelandís grandchildren. Honorary bearers were her caregivers, Barbara Starks, Kay Walling, Diane Bennett, Pam Gladding, and Karen Seals.

Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church, 160 Lexington, Street, Versailles, KY 40383, the Woodford Co. Library, 115 N. Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383, or to the Parkinsonís Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Drury

Nancy W. Drury, 50, of Winchester, wife of Rick L. Drury, died Friday, May 9, 2008, at the Clark Regional Medical Center.

A native of Bowling Green, she was the daughter of Perry Clark and Evelyn Baise Watson. She was the owner and operator of Nancy W. Drury Photography, a member of the Christian faith, past president and chairman of K.P.P.A (Kentucky Professional Photographers Association), a member of P.P.A (Professional Photographers Association), was active in the Winchester Arts Guild, and a volunteer at Shearer Elementary. She was a graduate from the University of Kentucky with a BS in business education, received her masterís degree, was awarded photographer of the year, and received many more awards.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by a daughter, Peri Drury, Winchester; two brothers, Karl Watson, Monticello, and Marvin (Jo Ella) Watson, Versailles; and a nephew, Scott C. Watson.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, May 13, at Rose Crest Cemetery in Versailles.

 

Dunn

Mark A. Dunn, 45, of Nicholasville, husband of Paula Gaye Goforth Dunn, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008.

The son of Tressie Lou Workman Dunn and the late Franklin R. "Sammy" Dunn, he was the owner and operator of the Best Choice Furniture & Variety Store and a graduate of Woodford County High School.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Brenda Dunn, Berea; two stepchildren, Heather Abell, Lawrenceburg, and Jonathan Hill, Alberta, Canada; four sisters, Anna Bell Long, Versailles, Kathleen Downs, Frankfort, Norma P. Dunn, Versailles, and Lucy D. Merrell, Versailles; two brothers, Lacy D. Dunn and James S. Dunn, both of Versailles; four grandchildren, Caleb Alexander, Haley Brianne, Melissa Carol and Dewane Le; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A sister, Brenda L. Rose, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 14, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

 

Johnson

Lela V. Johnson, 94, widow of Willie Johnson, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at the Bradford Square Nursing Home.

Born April 4, 1914, in Owen County, she was the daughter of the late Quincy Lee and Carrie Perry Smith. She was a member of Westview Baptist Church and had been a Franklin County Board of Education employee, having worked in the cafeteria at Peaks Mill Elementary and Franklin County High schools for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Janie (Tom) Hall, Frankfort; and two grandsons, Brian (Amanda) Hall and Tony (Tricia) Hall. A daughter, Linda Faye Johnson, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 10, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Bro. Tom Hall and Bro. Ken Collins. Burial was in the Peaks Mill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brian Hall, Alva Moore, Joe Oney, Ken Collins, Wayne Marcum, and Todd Duvall. Honorary bearers were Tony Hall, Amanda Hall, Tricia Hall, and Dorothy Griffin.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Marshall

Emory Woodrow "Woody" Marshall, 89, widower of Janie Irene Cox Marshall, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Winfield Scott and Annie Cleveland Tomlinson Marshall. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a retired commercial and industrial insulator.

Survivors include two sons, Billy (Kathy) Marshall and Ronald (Frances) Marshall, both of Lexington; six daughters, Shari (Matthias) Flickinger, Winchester, Earlene (Gene) Turner, Peoria, Ill., Anita Griffith, Lexington, Constance Dimou, Florida, Cindy Fowler, Winchester, and Mary Marshall, Lexington; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Carroll and Charlotte Warner, both of Lexington. A daughter, Patricia Murray; a granddaughter, Tonya Smith; three brothers, Bill, Barney, and Jim Marshall; and three sisters, Mable Lancaster, Mary Becker, and Grace Griffin, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 13, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Bob Graham. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

 

Mason

Patricia Mason, 47, of Lexington, wife of Hugh Scott Mason, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at her residence.

Born March 8, 1961, in Bracken County, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Eva Mae Devaughn Fogg Jr.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Phillip Matthew Mason, Lexington; two sisters, Karen Jones, Virginia, and Lynda Craig, Midway; three brothers, Jeff Fogg, Frankfort, John Fogg, Tennessee, and James Fogg, Calvert City.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 14, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. David Rayborn. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery in Mayslick.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Peyton

Rebecca Peyton, 83, of Frankfort, widow of Lewis Peyton, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008.

Born in Owen County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Annie Heoner Osborne.

Survivors include seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A son, Abe Harrod Jr., and two brothers, Alan Osborne and John Osborne, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, May 9, at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel by Charles Tillett. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Soard

Tim Soard, 48, of Versailles, husband of Robin Markwell Soard, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, of cancer.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Martha Barrick Soard of Versailles and the late Roy Soard Sr. He was a carpenter and a member of the Trinity Full Gospel Church in Lexington.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Rana Toy and Jo (Nathan) Lauderdale; a son, Adam Soard; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn Toy, and Caleb and Benjamin Lauderdale, all of Versailles; four sisters, Feona Barnett, Van Buren, Ark., and Carlotta Doss, Donna Johnson, and Tammy Lawson, all of Versailles; two brothers, Roy Soard Jr., Florida, and Greg Soard, Versailles.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 13, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Glenn Doss. Interment was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Josh Soard, Eddie Doss, Tony Fields, Harold Steele, Ed Hardin, and Nathan Lauderdale. Honorary bearers were the surgical and medical-surgical staff of Bluegrass Community Hospital, Dr. Michelle Welling, Dr. Angela Clifford, and Dr. Daniel Hill.

Memorials are suggested to Curing Kidsí Cancer Inc., 4250 Vienna Way, Marietta, GA 30062, or to American Heart Association, 210 Malibu Drive, Lexington, KY 40503.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Swartz

Roy W. Swartz, 71, of Maysville, widower of Zelma Henson Swartz, died Friday, May 9, 2008, at his home.

Born Oct. 20, 1936, in Mason County, he was the son of the late Charles Elmer and Dorothy Devon Swartz. He was a retired insurance agent in Robertson County for 30 years and established AI Teck in Robertson County in 1967. He was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church and more recently attended Orangeburg Christian Church.

Survivors include four children, Ricky (Sonya) Swartz, Maysville, Melinda (Ernie) Hendricks, Randy (Bobbi) Swartz, and Michelle Painter, all of Versailles; six grandchildren, Monica (Justin) Barden, Tiffany (Neil) Trimble, Krisiti (Richard) Harris, Jeremy Hendricks, Chris Swartz and Shanda Painter; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Jayden Harris; and an aunt, Marguerite (James) Howard, Maysville.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 13, at Palmer Funeral Home in Mayís Lick by the Rev. E. Ray Throckmorton and the Rev. Norman Wasson. Interment was in the Green Acres Cemetery. Casket bearers were Justin Barden, Neil Trimble, Richard Harris, Jeremy Hendricks, Chris Swartz, James Howard, Jerry Gardner, Lowell Haggard, Richard Bailey, and Kenneth Throckmorton.

Condolences may be made to www.palmerfuneralhome.net.

 

Woosley

Mildred Ruth Woosley, 93, of Winchester, widow of Carl Woosley, died Monday, May 5, 2008, at Mayfair Manor in Lexington.

Born Sept. 20, 1914, in Clark County, she was the daughter of Thomas C. and Lena Boone Crowe. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and resided at Sayre Christian Village. She spent her working life as a homemaker with her husband, Carl, on their farm near Pilot View in Clark County. She was an avid gardener and church worker.

Survivors include a daughter, Lena Carol Searcy (Douglas); three grandchildren, Leigh Searcy Dotson (Heath), Georgetown, Cynthia S. Searcy, Atlanta, Ga., and Michael D. Searcy (Jessica), Atlanta, Ga.; a great-grandson, Reece W. Dotson, Georgetown; a brother, Othal T. Crowe Sr., Winchester; and a sister, Erie Allen, Covington.

Graveside services were conducted Thursday, May 8, at the Winchester Cemetery. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial gifts may be given to Christian Benevolent Outreach for the residents of Bonta Apartments, 580 Greenfield Drive, Lexington, KY 40517.

 


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