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May 17, 2007



Jack C. Bumgardner 82, of Lake Wales, Fla., formerly of Versailles, husband of Jessie Bumgardner, died Friday, May 11, 2007, of heart failure at the Winter Haven Hospital.
Born Sept. 11, 1924, in Versailles, he moved to Florida in 1955. He was of the Methodist faith and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. He played right tackle for Versailles High School the year they won the Kentucky State Championship. He retired as a construction supervisor in 1981 and spent his days fishing. He was a member of the Clearwater Masonic Lodge.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Ann Cone of Lake Wales, Fla., and Marian Shelton, of Land OíLakes, Fla.; a son, Garry Bumgardner, Nashville, Tenn.; a brother, Richard Bumgardner, Versailles; a sister, Mary Evans, Charleston, S.C.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Monday, May 14, at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales, Fla., by the Rev. Keith Thompson.
Memorial donations may be made to any charity of choice.

Leslie K. Duncan, 87, of Midway, husband of Nora Arnold Duncan, died Sunday, May 13, 2007, at his residence.
Born Aug. 20, 1919, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Henry H. and Lutie Ockerman Duncan. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, having worked at the Lexington Post Office. He was a member of the Midway United Methodist Church and was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Gail Mayeux, Franklin County, three sons, Kenneth Allen Duncan, Lexington, Glenn Alvin Duncan, Midway, and Mark Ellis Duncan, Lexington; three sisters, Viola Flora, Frankfort, Lida Spencer, Midway, and Betty Hall, Lexington; two brothers, Joe Duncan, Lexington, and Emmett Duncan, Nicholasville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Hazel McGaughey and Hallie Crocker; and a brother, Howard Duncan, are deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday May 16, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Valerie Johnson. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Leo Ginter, Michael Hartley, Michael Johnson, Michael Slinker, Harold Fuson, and Robert Settlemyer. Honorary bearers were Bennie Jenkins, Charles Leigh, and Ronnie Ward.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.
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Jane Bruen Ingels Hammonds, 76, of Lexington, widow of Lewis Everett Hammonds, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrigís disease).
The daughter of Evan Shelby and Martha Riker Ingels of Lexington, she graduated from the University High School in 1948. She attended Hollins College and received a B.A. in English and a masterís degree in library science from the University of Kentucky, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She was a life-long member of First Presbyterian Church and worked as a librarian at Bryan Station High School for 20 years.
Survivors include her children, Charles Adams Hammonds, Lexington, and Evan Ingels Hammonds, Versailles; three grandchildren, Austin Lewis Hammonds, Trevor Wells Hammonds, and Shelby Elizabeth Hammonds; a sister, Lida Ingels Givens; and a brother, Lafon Riker Ingels.
Services were conducted Tuesday, May 15, at the Lexington Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA, 91301; or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Kayla Nicole Kratzer, 14, of Frankfort, daughter of Sheila K. and Carl B. Kratzer and sister of Kyle B. Kratzer, died Friday, May 11, 2007.
Born June 24, 1992, she was a freshman at Franklin County High School and a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church. She was active in sports, including soccer and basketball, and received numerous academic achievements.
In addition to her parents and brother, she is survived by her grandmother, Betty J. Farris; four aunts, Lori Jolly, Sandra Daniels, Susan Dunn, and Mary Beth Kratzer; three uncles, Kelly Kratzer, Johnny Daniels, and Scotty Dunn; and eight cousins, Eric Daniels, Jason Dunn, Brandon Dunn, Zach Beasley, Taylor Jolly, Tori Jolly, Kyleigh Christopher, and Kas Kratzer. Her grandmother Patricia Leigh Current, and her grandfathers, Clarence B. Kratzer and Harry A. ďPeteĒ Hippe, are deceased.
Services were conducted Tuesday, May 15, at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Eric Daniels, Jason Dunn, Brandon Dunn, Zach Beasley, Bryce Burton, and Reed Roberts. Honorary bearers were Taylor Jolly, Erin Hellman, Lauren Semones, Chelsea Noel, Sara Kellerman, Shelby Durham, Molly Davis, Dana Jarboe, Hannah Drake, Cathy Crump, Katherine Clark, the Franklin County Sportsmanís Club, and the Hahn Ridge Sportsmanís Club. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.
Donations may be made to the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church Building Fund.
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Madie Lippitt McIntosh, widow of John McIntosh, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007, in Lexington.
Born in Atlanta, Ga., she grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., and spent most of her adult life in Woodford County and Lexington. She retired as hostess of the Hunt-Morgan House and was a former employee of W.L. Lyons Stockbrokers. She was a longtime member of St. Johnís Episcopal Church in Versailles, as well as Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, a member of Chi-Omega Sorority, the Blue Grass Trust, Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames and the Republicanís Womenís Club.
Survivors include seven children, Dr. Jacqueline Campbell, Patricia Mitchell, Dana Smith, and Anne Stith, all of Lexington, Ellen Decker, Orlando, Fla., John McIntosh III, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Dave McIntosh, Greenwood, S.C.; a sister; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be conducted at noon on Friday, May 18, at Church of the Good Shepherd. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the Milward Funeral Directors, Broadway.
Contributions are suggested to the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation, 253 Market St. Lexington, KY 40507.

Lt. Col. James Morgan, U.S. Army (retired), 80, of Berea, husband of Lois Jean Ferring Morgan, died Monday, May 14, 2007, at his residence.
Born March 20, 1927, he served in Europe, Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam, and retired in 1970. He received the Korean Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and several other awards. During his 18 years in Berea, he was a member of the Union Church, where he served on the mission board, the pastoral relations committee, was chairman of the board of trustees, and was elected honorary lifetime deacon. He participated in Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and Students for Appalachia tutoring, and did volunteer work at the Berea Public Library and St. Joseph Hospital, Berea. He was an advocate for Habitat for Humanity.
In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by a daughter, Vicki Brashear, Somerset; two sons, Mark Morgan, New York City, and Wes Morgan, Midway; two sisters, Arlene McMurtrey, Summer Shade, and Frances Franklin, New Albany, Ind.; and seven grandchildren, Matthew Brashear, Michael Brashear, Rachel Morgan, Jessica Morgan, Jonathon Morgan, Carter Morgan, and Alexander Morgan.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, at Union Church, 200 Prospect Street, Berea. Interment will follow immediately after the service at Camp Nelson National Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, May 17, at Davis and Powell Funeral Home in Berea.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Union Church, CPO 2105, Berea, KY 40404, or the Berea branch of the Madison County Library, 200 Harrison Road, Berea, KY 40403.

Gladys Kennedy Rouse, 82, of Sanford, N.C., formerly of Midway, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford, N.C.
Survivors include a son, Owen C. Rouse III, Santa Fe, N.M.; two daughters, Judith Rouse Grady, Beaufort, S.C., and Elizabeth Rouse Fielder, Lexington; three brothers, John T. Kennedy, Southern Pines, N.C., Billy Kennedy, Kernersville, N.C., and Junior Kennedy, Sanford, N.C.; two sisters, Gloria Kennedy Key, Lemon Springs, N.C., and Doris Kennedy Butner, Charlotte, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Marshall Grady, Chicago Ill., Owen Grady, Portland Ore., and Graham Fielder, Lexington.
Services were conducted by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home in Sanford, N.C., on Friday, May 4. Burial was next to her mother and father at the Cool Spring Baptist Church in Fayetteville, N.C.

Mike ďPapaĒ Todd, 53, of Versailles, husband of Maxine Todd, and son of Cecil and Betty Brooks Todd of Versailles, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007.
He was a self employed painter.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three daughters, Dana and Mickela Todd, both of Versailles, and Amy Todd, Lexington; two sons, Jason and Johnathan Todd, of Versailles; four brothers, Glen Brooks, Wilmore, Randy Todd, Lexington, and Alan and Ricky Todd, both of Versailles; six grandchildren; and a special niece, Lisa Judd. A sister, Vicky Todd, is deceased.
A gathering of family and friends was held Friday, May 11, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill.
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Charles S. Wilson, 78, of Midway, husband of Patricia Wilson, died Saturday, May 12, 2007 at his residence.
The son of the late Ambrose and Margaret Hammond Wilson of Midway, he was retired from National Distillers with 41 years of service. He was a member and elder emeritus of the Midway Christian Church, a member and Past Master of Buford Masonic Lodge #494 in Midway, and was the past District Deputy Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Kentucky and member of the Scottish Rite in Lexington.
In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by three daughters, Diana Stewart, Frankfort, Anne Bush, Warner Robins, Ga., and Terry Wilson, Frankfort; a son, Chuck Wilson, Versailles; a sister, Maxine Wilson, Alexandria; eight grandchildren, Brad Arnold, Amy Arnold White, Michael Stewart, Johnny Wilson, Charlie Wilson, Willie Wilson, Bobbie Wilson, and Thomie Wilson; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Lynn White. Two brothers, Ambrose Wilson III and Henry Wilson, are deceased.
Services were conducted Tuesday, May 15, at the Midway Christian Church by the Rev. Heather McCall. Interment was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mr. Wilsonís grandchildren. Honorary bearers were the elders and deacons of Midway Christian Church, Jestine Johnson and David Prewitt. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Midway Christian Church Building Fund.
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