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May 2, 2002

 

Buffin

Arthur Buffin, 72, of Frankfort, husband of Shirley McCullah Buffin, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Charlie Buffin and Annie Woolums Buffin Pulliam. He was a supervisor for the Department of Finance at the Cabinet for Human Resources, and a member of Senior Friends, AARP, and the Crestwood Baptist Church. He was a Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Janice M. Conway, Deborah A. Buffin, and Angela Buffin, all of Frankfort; a sister, Annabelle Bryant, Frankfort; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. A son, Arthur L. Buffin; two brothers, John William Buffin and Charles Bryant Buffin; and a sister, Margaret Bryant, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 29, 2002, at the Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, Frankfort, by the Rev. Wallace Kent and the Rev. Bob Litton. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Bobby Buffin, Lester Woolums, Greg Van, John Edward Van Jr., Barry Burton, and James Woolums. Honorary bearers were Amber Conway, Michelle Buffin, Gary Conway, Chuck Toler, David Buffin, Tommy Smith, John Van, and Suzanne Toler.

 

Clark

Raymond “Ray” Clark, 69, of Lexington, husband of Shirley Ann Nowlin Clark, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at his residence.

Born in Mortonsville, he was the son of the late Ray and Ora Southworth Clark. He was a retired plater at IBM and a member of the Northern Heights Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David Nowlin Clark, Lexington; a daughter, Rita Jane Clark, Lexington; two grandchildren, David Wayne and Michael Lewis, both of Lexington; and three sisters, Emma Moore, Lexington, Gloria Sanders, Ohio, and Darlene Clark, Frankfort.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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

 

Clemons

Jo Ann Winburn Clemons, 75, of Versailles, wife of Everett Y. Clemons, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at her residence.

Born in Pike County Aug. 27, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Julia Ann Baker Winburn. She was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and a retired nurse at Woodford Hospital.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Brenda Goldey, Versailles; a son, Joe Everett Clemons, Versailles; a sister, Eva Mae Williams, Clark County; and three grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Dr. Ben Hahn. Burial was in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandsons and nephews.

 

Curry

Robert L. “Bob” Curry, 66, of Batavia, Ohio, formerly of Versailles, son of Anna Mae Curry Perry, Versailles, and the late William L. Curry, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Born in Woodford County July 26, 1936, he was a retired factory worker and a member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three daughters, Terri Jo Baker, Versailles, and Briget and Krista Curry, both of Midland, Ohio; three sons, Scott and Steve D. Curry, both of Versailles, and Cody Curry, Midland; a brother, Bill Curry, Madisonville; five grandchildren, John Paul Woodrum, Amanda Marie Curry, Kelcie Baker, Paige Curry, and Coty Curry. A brother, Charles Curry, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, April 26, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Tim Schindler. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Richard Lay, Scott Brewer, Clay Moore, Doug Robinson, George Perry, Mike Curry, and John Paul Woodrum.

 

Eades

Melvin (Dude) Eades, 59, of Warsaw, formerly of Versailles, husband of Terri Eades, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at his home.

A native of Lexington, he was the son of Adele Eades, Lexington, and the late Melvin Eades Sr. He was a retired plumber for Mullis Inc. mechanical contractors, where he had worked since 1963.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Tommy Eades, Altanta, Ga., and Kevin Eades, Versailles; four grandchildren, Laurisa, Sean, Brice, and Daniel Eades; and a brother, Randy Eades, Lexington.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by Pastor John T. Thompson. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

 

Farney

Nathalie Farney, 74, of Lexington, widow of Gordon B. Farney, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

The daughter of the late Irvin and Lottie Mae Powell, she was a member of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church, and was a retired Kentucky Utilities employee.

Survivors include a son, Craig K. Farney, Lexington; a daughter, Jana Carter, Salvisa; two stepsons, Gail Farney and Bob Farney, both of Lexington; a brother, Irvin Powell, Versailles; three grandchildren, Jonathan Carter, Andrew Farney, and Michaela Carter; and four step-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, April 26, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 836 Euclid Avenue, Suite 322, Lexington, KY 40502.

 

Hamon

The Rev. Harcourt Ellis Hamon, 83, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, husband of Ethel Fielder Hamon, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg.

Born in Harrison County Aug. 17, 1918, he was the son of the late Ellis H. and Etta Williams Hamon. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 250th Field Artillery Battalion and the Signal Corps. After his military service, he was a minister for 30 years, providing pastoral services through radio broadcasts and church ministries.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a half-sister, Maxine Handzciak, Winchester; three half-brothers, Bruce Hamon, Harrodsburg, Earl Hamon, Winchester, and Jewel Hamon, Fort St. Joe, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Chuck White. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Paul Villalon, Paul Barnes, David Barnes, Johnny Purvis, Lonnie Sutherland, and Travis Clark. Honorary bearers were Jack Clark, Jason Mack, Adriel Harrod, and John Ellis Robinson.

Memorials are suggested to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

 

James

Helen C. McMillin James, 69, of Lexington, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002.

She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, taught school in Fayette County, and administered psychological tests for Hart James M.D. She was a member of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Woodford County.

Private services were scheduled. W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Lancaster

Rose Hardesty Lancaster, 91, of Versailles, widow of Roy H. Lancaster, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at the Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Born in Henry County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Julia Coons Hardesty, and the adopted daughter of the late James B. and Shrelda Craig Lancaster. She was a member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris McManaway and Ann Routt, both of Versailles; two sons, Herbert Lancaster, Lexington, and Jerry Lancaster, Versailles; a sister, Ruth Sales Jones, Michigan; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson. A grandson, Chip Lancaster, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 29, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Earl Bell, the Rev. James Berry, and the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were John Routt, Ed McManaway, Roy Wayne Lancaster, Scott Lancaster, Jason Thompson, and Justin Zielke.

 

Range

Frances Allen Range, 95, formerly of Versailles, widow of Elbert L. Range, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the Marcum-Wallace Hospital, Irvine.

Born in Versailles April 29, 1906, she was the daughter of the late Joe A. and Carrie Nave Allen. She was a member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Burgess Allen and Inez Barnett, both of Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Michael Hartley, Harry Hartley, Kenneth Alexander, Allen Duncan, and Wayne Ingram.

 

Padgett

Ronnie Padgett, 59, of Lexington, husband of Sue Hubbard Padgett, died of lung cancer Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

Born March 28, 1943, in Kings Mountain, he was the son of Flossie White Padgett, Stamping Ground, and the late Jessie Willard Padgett. He was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, and was a retired construction superintendent with Schultz Design of Louisville. He had also worked for W.B. Chick Company, Broadview Buildings, CB&S, and Codell construction companies.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by six children, Cheryl Combs, Lexington, Carla Mitchell and Susan Johnson, both of Midway, Nikki Padgett and Judy Padgett, both of Lexington, and Jessee Padgett, Georgetown; six grandchildren, Josh Gibson, Barry, Morgan, and Lauren Johnson, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Jordan Taylor; eight sisters, Linda Faeth, Tiffin, Ohio, Marsha Wasson, Wapakoneta, Ohio, Sylvia Wilson, Kezar Falls, Maine, Brenda Blevins, Mattie Miller, Republic, Ohio, Connie Traxler and Debbie Lang, both of Tiffin, Ohio, and Christine Dale, Georgetown; a brother, Stanley Padgett, Stamping Ground; and several nieces and nephews. A son, Steven Cozine, and two brothers, Jackie Padgett and Larry Christopher Padgett, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway, Lexington, by the Rev. Curtis Coots. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were Mark Rogers, Virgil Kelly, Billy Cheek, Eddy Litteral, Garry Stafford, C.B. Mulder, John Spickard, and Chris Neal.

Contributions may be made to the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 1220 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles, KY 40383.

 

Smith

Harriet Elizabeth Rogers Smith, 63, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

A native of Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Emanuel Rogers Sr. and Katie Mae Bottoms. She was a member of the Greater Soul Deliverance Tabernacle Church, where she served as a deaconess and trustee.

Survivors include a son, Qaadir Mulazim; a daughter, Sherri Smith; a brother, Emanuel Rogers Jr.; two sisters, Ernestine Butler and Georgia Mae Burley; five grandchildren, Jamelia Smith, Dawnitra Garner, Nafessa and Dawan Mulazim, and Angela Smith; seven great grandchildren, Jacqueline and Darryl Deveaux, Dejuah Garner, Dawniyah Mulazim, RaeQuan Benton, Lamar and LaVonte Sanford; two foster children, Derrik Smallwood Washington and Erica Bell Wright; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at the Greater Soul Deliverance Tabernacle Church by Bishop Lucian Booker.

O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Sutherland

Janet M. Sutherland, 57, of Frankfort, wife of Robert Sutherland, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at the Markey Cancer Center, Lexington, following an illness.

She was the daughter of the late Elkin and Laura Browning Mitchell.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Tracey Sutherland, Frankfort, and Brian S. Sutherland, Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Maudella Murphy, Versailles, June Stivers, Lawrenceburg, and Cindy Abrams, Harrodsburg; three brothers, Robert Mitchell, Frankfort, Ronald D. Mitchell, Fayette County, and Elkin Mitchell Jr., Lawrenceburg; and a granddaughter.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. David A. Eakin.

Contributions may be made to the Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center, Lexington.

Warren

Leroy Warren Jr., 42, of Frankfort, son of Leroy Warren Sr. of Midway, died Sunday, April 28, 2002.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at the Rogers Funeral Home, Frankfort.

 

Wright

M.T. Wright Jr., 74, of Versailles, formerly of Bloomfield, husband of Blanche Goodlett Wright, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at the V.A. Medical Center, Lexington.

A native of Scott County, he was the son of the late Milton T. and Lila Curtis Wright Sr. He was the former owner of Wright’s Grocery, Bloomfield, and a former agriculture teacher. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of the Bloomfield Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Nelda Miller, Versailles; two sons, Milt Wright, Versailles, and Kenny Wright, Bardstown; three sisters, Eula Baker, Versailles, Juanita Robinson, Bardstown, and Shirley Gritton, Bloomfield; two brothers, Kenneth Wright and A.G. Wright, both of Bloomfield; and one grandchild.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the Bloomfield Baptist Church by Bro. Earl Pike and Bro. Leland Parks. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bloomfield. Houghlin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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