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Versailles, Ky.


 

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May 20, 2004

 

Cowan

Maxie Cowan, 93, of Middlesboro, widow of Nelson "Cotton" Cowan, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at Middlesboro Health Care Facility.

Survivors include her daughter, Virginia Binning, Versailles.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 21, 2004, at Trinity Baptist Church. Burial will be at Buell Cemetery, Calvin. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Shumate Funeral†Home.

Contributions are suggested to the Trinity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 637 Middlesboro, KY 40965.

 

Davis

Nell Elizabeth Davis, 77, of Camden Avenue, wife of Earl Davis, died Monday, May 17, 2004.

She was a member of Lexington United Baptist Church and Woodford County Homemakers.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Cheryl J. Biddle, Lana D. Gibbons, Sylvia L. Nicholson and Ken E. Davis; 11 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Burial will follow in Versailles Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Devine

Eugene Morris Devine Sr., 78, of Bell Avenue, widower of Mary Katherine Devine, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Charles and Fannie Devine and a member of the First Baptist Church, Versailles.

Survivors include five daughters, Barbara Morton and Dorothy Schooler, Lexington, and Genelle and Anita Devine, and Diane Demus, all of Versailles; two sons, Eugene Devine Jr., Lexington, and Charles Devine, Versailles; 19 grandchildren; 18, great-grandchildren; a niece, Pearl C. Higgins; and a numerous cousins and other relatives.

Services were conducted Friday, May 14, 2004,, at the First Baptist Church. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Dunlap

Nancy Moss Dunlap, widow of William Ernest Dunlap of Woodford County, died Friday, May 14, 2004.

Born in Bardstown, she was the daughter of the late John Edwin and Lillian Daugherty Moss. She attended and graduated from Ward-Belmont Junior College, in Nashville, Tenn.; then attended and graduated from University of Kentucky and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church, serving on the administrating board. She was president of the Women's Society of Christian Service, with the Nancybelle Circle being named after her. She served two times as president of the Woman's Club of Central Kentucky, director of the Children's Theatre of Lexington, a volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital and president of Kappa Kappa Gamma Lexington Alumni Association. She served as admissions counselor at Transylvania College for three years. While living in Clinton, Tenn., she was president of the Woman's Club, a volunteer reader for the blind in Oak Ridge and served 25 years as a volunteer at Oak Ridge Hospital. She was voted outstanding woman by the Clinton Jaycetts. After her husband's death in 1985, she returned to Lexington and lived at Richmond Place Retirement Center.

Survivors include a son, John Amnon Glass; eight grandchildren, John Amnon Glass, II, James Clay Glass and Michele Glass, all of Florida, and Shawn Allen Glass, William Edwin Glass, Brandon Glass, Jenny Lyn Glass, and Christopher Robert Glass, all of Georgia. Her first husband, Donald Hays Glass, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway by the Rev. Mike Allen. Burial was in the Pisgah Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

 

Lindahl

Christopher H. Lindahl, 38, of Versailles, died Friday, May 7, 2004, a Jewish Hospital, Louisville.

A native of New York, N.Y., he was an employee of Motion Industries.

Survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Lindahl; a granddaughter, Nicole Lindahl; his father, Troy Lindahl; and a sister, Victoria. Lindahl.

The body was cremated. Fern Creek Funeral Home, Louisville, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Raider

Donald R. Raider, 64, of Versailles, husband of Mary A. Raider, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Fred Jr. and Nellie Prather Raider. He was an avid farmer and Woodford County landowner, associated with the 4th Street Tobacco Warehouse as a solicitor for over 20 years, and was active in the Bluegrass Horsepullers Association.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Beth Shea, Henderson; three sons, Jeff Raider, Barrington, Ill., Mike Raider, Olathe, Kan., and David Raider, Ft. Thomas; four sisters, Aline Tucker, Versailles, Charlotte Allen, Versailles, Gladys Covington, Georgetown, Del., and Opal Manley, Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Gerald Raider, Lebanon, Ind.; and four grandchildren, Emma Raider, Christopher Raider, Will Raider, and Conner Shea.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 20, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

Guest book at†Legacy.com.

 

Raisor

J.T. Raisor, 82, of Lexington, widower of Joyce Breeden Raisor, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at the VA Medical Center - Leestown Road.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Harvey and Lula Osborne Raisor. He was a 1938 graduate of Midway High School. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy with the rank of lieutenant (j.g.). He was an aircraft carrier fighter pilot in World War II, assigned to the U.S.S. Wake Island. He received numerous commendations including the Distinguished Flying Cross and Navy Air Medal. His career was a mixture of finance and sales. He retired in 1988 from Ransdell Surgical Supply in Louisville. He was a Mason, a Kiwanis member, and a charter member of Gardenside Baptist Church, where he was an ordained deacon. He also served as a deacon at Beechwood and West Broadway Baptist Church in Louisville where he resided for 30 years. He was also a member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, J. Thomas Raisor, New Albany, Ind., and David R. Raisor, Lexington; six grandchildren, Anna Raisor Waters, Mark Raisor, Bryan Raisor, Craig Raisor, Ashley Raisor, and Meredith Raisor. His siblings, James Raisor, Valeria Redden, Mick Raisor and Eugene Raisor are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bryan Raisor, Craig Raisor, Chris Waters, Dan Breeden, Mark Raisor, Ben Redden and Bryan Kelly. Honorary bearers were Bill Aldridge, John Aldridge, and David Aldridge.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Porter Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 4300 Nicholasville Road, Lexington KY 40515.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Shepherd

Rosalie DeYoung Shepherd, 83, of Frankfort, wife of Dr. James A. Shepherd, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, after a long illness.

Born April 22, 1921, in Kansas, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret DeYoung. She received an associate degree from Central College, McPherson, Kan., and a bachelor of arts from Asbury College. She and her husband worked in the ministry at Cooper Memorial United Methodist Church, Louisville, Immanuel United Methodist Church, South Fort Mitchell, First United Methodist Church, Frankfort, the Frankfort District, Park United Methodist Church, Lexington, Versailles United Methodist Church, and Southern Hills United Methodist Church. She served as president of the United Methodist Women Lexington District and vice president of the Kentucky Conference. She served as president of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Ministers Wives, president of the Frankfort Women’s Club, chair of the fine arts department of the Lexington Women’s Club, and was a member of the Woodford County Woman’s Club. She was a member of homemakers clubs in Franklin and Woodford counties.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Dr. Mary John Dye, Charlotte, N.C., Dr. Ruth Ann Shepherd, Pikeville, Phillip J. Shepherd, Frankfort, and the Rev. Mark T. Shepherd, Jeffersontown; six grandchildren, Christi DeSha Dye, Toronto, Canada, Mary Allen Dye Conforti, Davidson, N.C., Leanne Kittrell Diakov, Louisville, Charles Kittrell, Frankfort, and Susanna and Zechariah Shepherd, Jeffersontown; and three sisters, Mildred Smith, Norton, Kan., Geneva DeYoung, Kissimmee, Fla., and Imogene Cottrill, Seattle Wash. A brother, the Rev. John A. DeYoung, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, May 20, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church, Frankfort. Harrod Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the James A. and Rosalie D. Shepherd Scholarship Fund, Asbury Theological Seminary, 204 N. Lexington Avenue, Wilmore KY 40390.

 

Short

Woodrow Short, 80, of Bryanwood Drive, widower of Edna May Short, died Saturday, May 15, 2004.

Born in Virginia, he was the son of the late Smith and Julia Mae Short. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and had retired from Florida Tile in Lawrenceburg.

Survivors include five children, Julie Graham, Versailles, Bo Dunn and Sylvia Wiley, Frankfort, and Jessie Ritchey and Joe Short, Lexington; two brothers, Jack Short, Lexington, and Herbert Short, Big Stone Gap, Va.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Joe Girdler. Interment was at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Prather, Frank Snapp, Michael Graham, Carl Ritchey, Noel Graham, and Rusty Graham Jr. Honorary bearer was James Gravitt.

Memorials are suggested to the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital.

 

Thompson

Carolyn Louise Thompson, 82, of Frankfort, widow of Glyn Ralph Thompson, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Born June 6, 1921, in Atlanta, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Clarence Settle and Cullie Nally. She was a member of the Clarkston United Methodist Church, Clarkston, Ga., and was a resident of Ashwood Place in Frankfort for the past 10 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Anderson, Versailles; two sons, Glyn R. Thompson and Jeffrey Lane Thompson, both of Snellville, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, May 17, 2004, at the A.S. Tucker & Sons Funeral Home, Tucker Ga. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dax Thompson, Craig Anderson, Robbie Huff, Michael Richardson, and Fred Hartley. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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

 

Veatch

Curtis L. Veatch, 87, of Lexington, formerly of Woodford County, widower of Elizabeth Haydon Veatch, died Thursday, May 13, 2004.

Born July 15, 1916, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Leslie H. and Katherine Baxter Veatch. He was a farmer and former employee of Olson Gas Company for many years, and was a member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two nieces, Katherine DeBold, Versailles, and Betty Mason, Frankfort; five great nieces and nephews, Tami DeBold, Nicholasville, Darlene Yount and Katie Barron, Frankfort, and Jim DeBold and Jason DeBold, Versailles; and several great-great nieces and nephews. His only sister, Mary Belle Coubert, is deceased.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 17, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Interment was at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Stanley Carter, Gregg Centers, Dale Varner, Jim DeBold, and Jason DeBold. Honorary bearer was Jimmy Olson.

 

Wicke

Nancy Ruth Wicke, 67, of Lawrenceburg, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Bluegrass Community Hospital, Versailles.

Born July 1, 1936, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Richard Wicke and Mary Hughes Wicke. She was a former self-employed proprietor and a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

Survivors include a brother, Robert Louis Wicke, Louisville; two sisters, Mary Catherine Mulholland, Charlotte, N.C., and Joyce Moore, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Alvin Wicke, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 15, 2004, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church by Fr. Charles McDonald. Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 120 Gatewood Avenue, Lawrenceburg KY 40342.

 

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