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May 2, 2013



Dema C. Baber, 86, of Versailles, widow of William Robert Baber, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born at Georgeís Branch in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Earthie Combs Chaney.

Survivors include two daughters, Jeanie (Richard) Williams and Sandy Caudle, both of Versailles; two sisters, Goldie Chaney and Thelma Amburgy; a brother, Buck Chaney; seven grandchildren, Brian Caudle, Jerry Wayne Caudle, Robin Lawson, Tyler Blackburn, Annette DeMoss, Richard Williams, and Chris Williams; and seven great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Evalee Hollingsworth, Opal Summer, and Lois Ann Chaney, and two brothers, Fail and Herman Chaney, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 1, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Victor Slatten. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Richard Williams, Richard Lee Williams, Chase DeMoss, David DeMoss, and Chris Williams.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Margie Goodrich Carter, 90, of Versailles, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the St. Joseph Hospice Unit.

Born April 21, 1923, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Jennie Hippe Goodrich of Millville. She attended Versailles High School until she moved to Texas to start her life as an Air Force wife. Over the next twenty-six years, she lived in Tennessee, Texas, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Hawaii before returning to Versailles permanently in 1967. Margie was a member of the Versailles First Christian Church and was very active in the church until her health deteriorated. She was an avid golfer until her late 60s. She played on the Womenís Golf League and won several tournaments. One of her biggest golf moments was when she made a "hole in one." Like so many, she was a true blue UK basketball fan. For many years she enjoyed going to the UK games and cheering on the "CATS."

Margie is survived by her daughter, Patricia "Pattie" Carter; two brothers, Bobbie (Betty) Goodrich and Gene (Martha) Goodrich; numerous nieces and nephews; two grand-dogs, Lucy and Panda; a grand-cat Bella; and a very special caregiver, Linda Church, of Frankfort. She was preceded in death by her son, Stanley Douglas Carter, who died in 1963 at the age of 20; five sisters, Dorothy Jacobs, Sara Lancaster, Jennie Lee Conway, Louise Noland and Jo Ann Lewis; and three brothers, Oscar, Wallace, and Charles Goodrich.

Services were conducted Monday, April 29, at Clark Funeral Home by the Rev. Marcus Lynn. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tod Lanter, Bo Lanter, Tim Lanter, Thomas Finsand, John Christopher, and Ray Goodrich.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation or Versailles First Christian Church Building Fund.

(Paid obituary)



Dale Courtney, 58, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, died Saturday, April 27, 2013.

The son of the late Herman and Georgia Courtney, he was a former race track trainer, a wrestling ring builder, and a farmer. He enjoyed fishing and playing pool and was an avid bowler.

Survivors include a son, Brian Courtney (Jill), Florida; a brother, Jeffrey Allen Courtney; three sisters, Norma Perry (Donnie) and Jeannie Perry, both of Lawrenceburg, and Brenda Sue Crowe (Randy), Cumberland; and three grandchildren, Evan, Brian, and Taylor Courtney.

There will be no services.



Jean C. McMillian, 77, of Versailles, wife of Charles H. McMillian, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late John and Nettie Morris Golden. A member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church, she was the co-owner of Woodford Glass Co.

In addition to her husband of 59 years, she is survived by a daughter, Debbie (Darryl) Price, Versailles; a sister, Pat (John) Roberts, Versailles; a brother, Tom Golden, Lexington; four grandchildren, Tara Gaines, Josh Gaines, Shelby Price, and Brant McMillian; and two great-granddaughters, Kayli and Lexi Duncan. A son, Dan Wayne McMillian, is deceased.

A memorial service was conducted Monday, April 29, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Rex Sagraves. Interment will take place at 2:30 p.m., Monday, May 6, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

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Lula Mae Pettyjohn, 78, of Versailles, widow of Clyde D. Pettyjohn, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Cambridge Place Nursing Home in Lexington.

Born Sept. 14, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Lottie Jones Clifton and was a member of the Mortonsville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Ray Pettyjohn (Lee) and Floyd "Pete" Pettyjohn (Johnna), both of Versailles; five grandchildren, Amanda (Marty) Pullin, Angela Pettyjohn, Brandon Pettyjohn, Joshua Pettyjohn, and Clifton (Jennifer) Pettyjohn; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Judge Pullin. Three sisters, Christine Clark, Susie Blevins, and Gertrude Jones, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, May 2, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Dave Menser. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.Casket bearers will be Joshua Pettyjohn, Brandon Pettyjohn, Marty Pullin, Jacob Pullin, Patrick Redding, Tommy Downey, and Jeff Roberts. Honorary bearers will be Clifton Pettyjohn, Freddy Jones, Ed Harris, and Michael Hartley.

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Dorothy Ross (Montague) Tuggle, 92, of Georgetown, widow of Guy E. Tuggle, died Friday, April 26, 2013.

Born Jan. 22, 1921, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Albert R. and Susie Rebecca (Brock) Montague.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Cook Etherington; a son, Guy Edward Tuggle II; four grandchildren, Roger M. Etherington, Mitchell Etherington, Rebecca Sue Etherington and Jessica M. Tuggle; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Frances Barker. A sister, Lucille Britton, is deceased.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Johnsonís Funeral Home, Georgetown, is in charge of arrangements.

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Geneva Vincent, 66, of Nicholasville, mother of Sam Schmidt, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Born Nov. 25, 1946, in Clarksburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harvey William and Irene Vincent. She had lived on Second Street to be near her daughter, Sam.

Other survivors include a sister and two grandchildren.

A service of remembrance was conducted Friday, April 26, at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home, Nicholasville.

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