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May 18, 2006



   Jeffery L. Bishop, 29, of Versailles, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, from injuries sustained in an accident on McCracken Pike.

Born in Fayette County, he was the son of Fayrine Bishop of Versailles. He worked as a fencer, and was a member of Pinckard Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Jasmine Bishop, Versailles; a son, Zackery Stewart, Versailles; a sister, Mary Ellen Bishop, Nicholasville; and his stepfather, Ricky Stevens, Frankfort.

Services and visitation were Thursday, May 11, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Simpson officiating. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery.



   Charles Payne Boyd, 81, of Lexington, husband of Mary Thurman Boyd, formerly of Versailles, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

A native of Ft. Worth, Texas, he was a submariner for the U. S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in government studies and obtained a masterís degree under the Southern Regional Training Program through the University of Alabama, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Kentucky. He worked in the Kentucky Finance Department for five years during the Clements and Weatherby administrations, followed by a 32-year career with IBM. He was a Methodist but attended First Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Gordon Payne Boyd, Knoxville, Tenn. Two brothers, Gordon Luther Boyd and Alfred Dee Boyd, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 19, at the First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, by the Rev. Lee Bowman and the Rev. Peggy Bright. Interment will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, May 18, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. 

Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, 171 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507, or to American Lung Association of Kentucky, 1636 Nicholasville Road, Suite 1, Lexington, KY 40503.

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   Barbara Schatzman Cluett, 70, of 222 Stourbridge, wife of John Cluett, died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born in New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Robert C. and Leola Spencer Schatzman, and had been a Versailles resident for over 30 years. She was a retired secretary for the Midway Christian Church and a member of the Versailles Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Lisa Williams, Lexington; a son, Donald Cluett, Chandler, Ariz.; and five grandchildren, Rebecca and Tyler Williams, Christopher and Matthew Cluett, and Kathleen Ellsworth.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Versailles Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Melissa Sevier. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following services. Burial will be in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Arrangements by Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or to the Markey Cancer Foundation, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0093.

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   Sunbeam M. Davis, 90, of Lexington, widow of Ernest E. Davis, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Northpoint Lexington Healthcare Center.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Rachel Obedience Moore. She was a retired real estate banker and a member of South Elkhorn Baptist Church for over 40 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Carole Kimmel, Silver Spring, Md.; a son, Eddie Davis, Lexington; a granddaughter, Rebecca Kimmel, Fairfax, Va.; a sister, Almedia Buffin, Lexington; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 13, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, by the Rev. James Heard. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, 165 Dove Run Road, Lexington, KY 40502.



   William Henry "Bill" Long, 87, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Margaret Geneva Cains Long, died Friday, May 12, 2006, at the Heritage Hall Care Center.

Born Aug. 16, 1918, in Roberts, Mont., he was the son of the late Otto Long and Hilma E. Pelto Long Hill. He was a retired tool and die maker with Texas Instruments, World War II Army Air Corps veteran, and attended New Hope Baptist Church, Versailles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, William Harold "Bill" Long, Newport News, Va., and David Glenn Long, Versailles; three step-grandchildren, Travis Long, Versailles, John Williams, Texas, and Christie Williams, Richmond, Va. A brother, John Long, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 16, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by Bro. Wesley Noss. Burial with military honors was in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Georgetown.

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



   Uriah "Rusty" Varble Jr., 54, of Versailles, formerly of Henderson, husband of Teresa Buley Varble, died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at his residence.

The son of Margie Varble, Henderson, and the late Uriah Varble Sr., he was a member of the First Christian Church, Versailles.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Kelly Barnes Turner, Henderson, and Jillian Varble, Versailles; two sisters, Debbie Bender and Jolean Darnell, both of Henderson; a brother, Mack Varble, Henderson; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 17, at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home, Henderson, by the Rev. Marcus Lynn. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Henderson. Casket bearers were Mack Varble, Jeff Murch, Jason Skaggs, Rick Varble, Joe Scott, and Bruce Rogers,

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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