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May 19, 2005



  Roxie Mae Edmondson,77, of Winchester, widow of William Edmondson, died at Monday, May 16, 2005, at the St. Joseph East Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Powell County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Lillie Mae Puckett Judy. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Brenda McConnell, Danville, Judy Mae Wheeler, Lexington, Kathy Jean Barnes, Owenton, and Bobbi Newton, Winchester; three sons, Jack W. Clark and Shawn Allen Clark, Lexington, and Harold F. Clark, Georgetown; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Meredith, Lexington, and Ruby Hughes, Versailles; two brothers, Wallace Judy, Lexington, and Raymond Judy, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, May 19, at the Scobee Funeral Home by the Rev. Jeff Ryder. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Casket bearers will be her sons and grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111.

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  Betty G. English, 70, of Nebo, widow of William A. English, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at the Senior Citizens Nursing Home in Madisonville.

Born Feb. 28, 1935, in Earlington, she was the daughter of the late C.C. “Bud” Gooch and Nancy Rogers Gooch. She was a homemaker and a member of the Nebo Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, LaDonna Bailie, Versailles; a son, David English, Providence; two sisters, Donna Shocklee, Nebo, and Wanda Quirey, Sturgis; a brother, C.J. Gooch, Grand Rivers; a grandson, Matthew Bailie, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Dean Childers; and a brother, James Gooch Sr., are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, May 13, at the Harris Funeral Home, Madisonville, by the Rev. Terry Rhye and the Rev. Frank Dorris. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Madisonville. Casket bearers were Bill Brown, Wayne Lutz, Paul Tapp, James Durham, J.C. Harris, Jackie Pearce, and James Kelley. Honorary bearers were Mike Shocklee, Matthew Bailie, and members of the Berean Sunday school class.

Contributions may be made to Green River Hospice.



  Betty Davis Franklin, 73, of Longmont, Colo., formerly of Boulder, Colo., and Versailles, wife of Glenn W. Franklin, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center in Louisville.

Born on April 27, 1932, in Versailles, she was the daughter of Preston Perry and Ruth (Simpson) Davis. She graduated from Versailles High School in 1950 and received her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Kentucky in 1954. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta. She taught English and history at Versailles High School and then at Bowling Green High School in Bowling Green. She and her husband were married on Feb. 1, 1954, Versailles at St John's Episcopal Church. They lived in Versailles and Lexington until 1965, when they moved to Boulder with the opening of the IBM plant. They moved to Longmont in 1996. Beginning in 1985, the couple began to travel extensively throughout Europe, especially England, as well as to Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Mrs. Franklin was an avid bridge player, movie fan, and Broncos fan. She also was a voracious reader, a skier, and enjoyed spectator winter sports and watching tennis.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, David Glenn Franklin, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three sisters: Linda D. Foley, Sara D. Hellard, and Lillian D. Hoferkamp, all of Versailles.

A visitation and gathering of Betty's family and friends will be held at Howe Mortuary, Longmont, today, Thursday, May 19, from 3 to 7 p.m. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Howe Mortuary and will take place before the gathering.

Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Suite A, Lafayette, CO 80026.



  Kenneth H. Froman, 81, of Versailles, husband of Elsie Froman, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005.

Born Jan. 1, 1924, in Winfield, Kan., he was the son of the late Roy Brett and Kate Houston Froman. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the ship USS LST 945. He graduated from Southwestern College in Kansas in 1950, and spent the majority of his career as a research chemist for IBM, from which he retired to pursue his love of travel. He was a member of the Crestwood Christian Church. He enjoyed cooking, backyard gardening, and canoe trips with his friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Marilyn Warren, Brea, Calif.; a daughter, Michele Sleet, Lexington; five sons, Michael Froman, Pikeville, Paul Froman, Gainsville, Fla., Jonathan Froman, Cartersville, Ga., David Froman, Stanton, and Mark Froman, Coldwater, Ohio; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three stepchildren, Larry Williams and Wanda Krom, Lexington, and Danny Williams, Louisville. Services were conducted Friday, May 13, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 160 Moore Drive, Suite 201, Lexington, KY 40503.



  Tammy Dunn Hendrix, 31, of Lawrenceburg, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, of a gunshot wound sustained on May 8.

Born in Fayette County and raised in Midway, she was the daughter of Alfred T. and Margaret Dunn of Midway.

In addition to her parent,s she is survived by two children, Justin Hendrix, Destiny Hendrix, both of Midway; two sisters, Jennifer Hawkins, Lawrenceburg, and Cynthia Updike, Frankfort; and a brother, Gerald Dunn, Frankfort.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 14, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Cleo Cox. Interment was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tony Bailey, Arthur Lee Dunn, Danny Marcum, Billy Adams, Henry Bush, and Ronnie Hudson.



  Annette Thrashley Lewis Ross Hill, of Lexington, died Friday, May 13, 2005, at Pimilico Manor Nursing Home in Lexington.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Belle Thrashley and John Andrew Lewis. She was a member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church, Midway, and was a retired Veterans Hospital food service worker.

Survivors include a daughter, Anna L. Grey, Georgetown; a son, John Thomas Ross, Wilmore; and five grandchildren, LaBlanche Trumbo, James Lee Wheat Jr., Anita L. Butler, Stephanie D. Shelby, and Stephanie D. Watkins.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, May 19, at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Midway. Interment will be in the Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Smith & Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  Susan Clark Modica, 68, of Lexington, wife of Anthony J. Modica, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Hospice Care Center.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Isabel Brand Clark and a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, Versailles.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Joseph Anthony Modica, Lexington; two daughters, Tina Leininger and Susan Adkins, Lexington; a brother, Peter B. Clark ,Lexington; a sister, Mary Lou Mitchell, Versailles; and five grandchildren, Allison and Sara Hash, Diana and Kristy Leininger, and Lily Modica.

Services were conducted Monday, May 16, at St. Leo's Catholic by the Rev. Dan Noll and the Rev. Ray Stratman. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Milward's Funeral Home, Broadway, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.



  Louise McKay Morris, 86, of Paris, widow of Hudson Charles Morris Sr., died Wednesday, May 11, 2005.

Born March 13, 1919, in Carlisle, she was the daughter of the late John and Maude Blount McKay. She was a graduate of Carlisle High School, a retired bookkeeper for Morris Insurance Agency, and was a member of Central Baptist Church, where she formerly served as piano player. She was a former member of Paris Lioness Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Morris Cumber, Sarasota, Fla.; two sons, William B. Morris, Paris, and Hudson C. Morris Jr., Winchester; four grandchildren, Crystal Morris, Sarasota, Fla., Shawn Morris, Lexington, Brooks Morris, Paris, and Shannon Nuckols, Versailles; and six great-grandchildren, Krissa Brooke Morris, Caitlyn McKay Morris, Bennette Morris, Gray Morris, Anna Nuckols, and Eliza Nuckols.

Services were conducted Monday, May 16, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home by the Rev. Drew Martin. Interment was in the Carlisle Cemetery. Casket bearers were Shawn Morris, Brooks Morris, Maurice Lykins, Charles Hall, Lee Wiley, Sam Morris, Richard Eads, and Sam Hutchison. Honorary bearers were Dr. John Baldwin, Richard Baldwin, Minnie Fryman, Frances Feeback, and Ernie and Jan Trosper.

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  Patrick Kendrick "Snooks" O'Brien, 35, of Lawrenceburg, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005.

Born in Woodford County as Sterling Yates Burkhead Jr., he was the son of Sterling Yates Sr. and Rose Ethel Hood Burkhead.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Heath Gavin Michael Burkhead, California; three sisters, Billie Sparks and Sandra Disponett, both of Lawrenceburg, and Anneice Haney, Lexington; a half-sister, Connie Sue Mattingly; and a half-brother, Donald Yates Burkhead, both of Springfield. A half-brother, Timmy Allen Burkhead, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 17, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Ken Lyle.

Memorials are suggested to the Church of God of Prophecy, 445 Laval Heights, Versailles, KY 40383.

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  Wanda Douglas Lancaster Roark, 69, of Versailles, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Jan. 19, 1936, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late John and Lucille Lane Douglas. She was a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church and former owner of The Depot Restaurant.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Gay Lancaster, Lexington; five sons, John Robert Lancaster, Utah, Michael Ray Lancaster, Tony Brian Lancaster, Douglas Brandon Lancaster, and Woodford Douglas Roark, all of Versailles; three sisters, Mary Louise Adams, Frankfort, Linda Sue McDaniel and Janie Lee Bowman, both of Versailles; a brother, Douglas McArthur Douglas, Texas; eight grandchildren, Linda Thomas, Michelle Thomas, Alysha Lykins, Joyce Lancaster, Michael J. Lancaster, Jennifer Lancaster, Elizabeth Lancaster and April Lancaster; and five great-grandchildren, Matthew Evans, Landon Banfield, Nolan Banfield, Paul Lykins. A brother, Phillip Ray Douglas, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 18, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were her sons and brother.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.



  Karen Spalding White, 47, of 876 Dry Ridge Road, wife of Gerard White, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident which occurred on May 2.

Born in Lebanon, she was the daughter of Joe Paul and Joyce Spalding of Lebanon, and was a registered nurse. She held a degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by two children, Chloe Marie White and Patrick Thomas White, both of Versailles; her grandmothers, Chloe Mattingly and Mildred Spalding; two sisters, Kathy Thompson and Janet Southall; and a brother, Brian Spalding, all of Lebanon.

Memorial services were conducted Friday, May 13, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Dan Noll. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Markey Cancer Foundation, UK Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0093, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.



  Mary Lynne Gray Willis, 52, of Nicholasville, wife of Mike Willis, died of cancer at her residence.

The daughter of the late Harold J. and Marguerite Utterback Gray, she was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, David Willis II and Holly Maricle, Nicholasville; two grandchildren, Ashley Taylor and Kaitlyn Maricle; two sisters, Linda Taylor and Emily Goforth; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Thursday, May 12, at Betts & West Funeral Home by the Rev. Julie Lashier. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Willis, David Maricle, Jerry Willis, Jerry Goforth, Doug Taylor, Darrell Keith, and Clint Goforth. Honorary bearers were J.R. Henson, Steve Wagner, Stan Lowery, David Newton, James Thornberry, and Johnny Sutherland.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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