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May 20, 2010



James Frederick Brookfield, 72, of Midway, husband of Joanne Peel Brookfield, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at his home.

He was a former jockey and a horse trainer for 50 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and a daughter; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; and two brothers. Care Cremation & Funeral Service, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.



Laura Pike Hardesty, 91, of Saint Louis, Mo., formerly of Lexington, widow of William Edwin Hardesty, died Sunday, May 16, 2010.

She was of the Christian faith and was a lifelong member of Broadway Christian Church. She enjoyed painting china and canvas as well as playing bridge. She graduated from high school in Midway and began a long career as a secretary and bookkeeper. She was a former president of the Bluegrass Chapter of Women in Construction; and served in the offices of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association after retirement.

Survivors include a son, Francis Hardesty (Joy); a daughter, Patricia Fisher (Ralph); a grandson, Drew; and a great-grandson, Wyatt.

A private graveside service will be conducted at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Missouri Botanical Garden via its Web site.



Rosalie "Bea" Lancaster, 88, of Versailles, died Friday, May 14, 2010.

Born April 18, 1922, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Mary Craig Lancaster. She was a nurse at the Veterans Hospital in Lexington and a member of Mary Queen Catholic Church.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Tutt (Jack) Gravitt, Lexington.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, May 18, at the Versailles Cemetery. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

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Ilou Frances Egalite Logan, of Lexington, widow of William R. Logan, died Sunday, May 16, 2010.

Born in Logan County, she was the daughter of Jesse Edward and Hattie Sue Sapp. Her first husband, George F. Egalite, died in World War II. She was a buyer and bridal consultant for Purcell’s until the time of its closing, then worked for Dawahare’s in Gardenside for 21 years. She continued working part-time until she was 86. She was a charter member of the Hunter Presbyterian Church, devoting her spare time to Hospice and Meals on Wheels. She was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club. She was a graduate of Henry Clay High and Fugazzi Business College. She hooked rugs and created handmade dolls and enjoyed music and gardening.

Survivors include a son, George Edward Egalite (Sue), Williston, Fla.; a daughter, Mary Sue Thompson (Johnny), Versailles; a stepson, Lee Logan (Cleo), Lexington; a nephew, James Sapp and a niece, Connie Epperson, both of Portland, Ore.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Two brothers, James Paul and Edward Sapp, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, May 20, at the W.R Milward Mortuary, Southland. Casket bearers will be six of her eight great-grandsons, John Gramig, David Gramig, Mike Shryock, Jeff Elam, Brandon Hilen, and Justin Thurman. Honorary bearers will be grandsons Johnathan McConmick, Ryan Sinko, and stepson Lee Logan.



Russell Marshall Jr., 85, of Lexington, widower of Peggy Ann Adams Marshall, died Monday, May 17, 2010.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Russell and Maurice Marshall. He was a World War II Marine veteran and was the retired owner of Russ Marshall Tire Company. He was a member of the American Angus Association, Kentucky Beef Cattle Association, the Jaycees and Kiwanis Club, and the Jessamine Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, David Russell Marshall, Versailles, and Kent Marshall, Nicholasville; a daughter, Judy Hayden (Gerry), Calhoun; seven grandchildren, Seth Marshall, Jane Ashley Marshall, McKenzie Marshall, Matt Marshall, Amanda Marshall, Ben Hayden and Emily Hayden; five great-grandchildren; and a special companion, Annie Young.

Services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, May 20, and 9 a.m. Friday until service time.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Jessamine County 4H/FFA Youth Beef Project Memorial Fund, c/o United Bank, 201 N. Main Street, Nicholasville, KY 40356.



Gary Chandler Nelson, 64, of Lexington, husband of Margie Freeman Nelson, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010.

An ordained minister who received his master’s of ministry at Kentucky Christian College, he served four churches, including the past 22 years at Gardenside Christian Church as the minister of music and associate minister.

In addition to his wife of 47 years, he is survived by his children, Jacqueline (Doug) Ward, Versailles, Joe Ray (Jayme) Nelson, Louisville, Hillary (Keith) Tanksley, Nicholasville, and Christian (Chris) Melton, Carrollton; a brother, Samuel (Tootsie) Nelson, Lexington; and 10 grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, May 17, at Southland Christian Church, Lexington. The W.R. Milward Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Gary C. Nelson Memorial Fund, c/o Gardenside Christian Church, 940 Holly Springs Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.



Betty Mastin Voils, 76, of Winchester, wife of Charles Voils, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at her home.

A native of Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Mayme Reffett Mastin. She was a retired Clark Regional Medical Center nursing technician.

In addition to her husband of 35 years, she is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Voils (David) Bailey, Winchester, and Jerri Bailey (Tony) Coovert, Versailles; a stepdaughter, Joan Harris, Stanford; seven grandchildren, Jimmy Shrout II, Jennifer Warner, Star Banks Barker, Stephanie Banks, Paul Bailey II, Cindy Bailey and Sherri Shelby; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Bobby Mastin; two sisters, Jean Carpenter and Kathleen Voils; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. A daughter, Deborah Voils, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, May 14, at Scobee Funeral Home, Winchester, by the Rev. Vickie Spencer. Burial was in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Paul Bailey II, Jimmy Shrout, Jeremy Shrout, Chris Shrout, J.R. Barker, David Bailey, Cameron Barnard, and Cecil Voils.

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Lewis Walton, 75, a retired public works foreman for the City of Versailles, widower of Mary Elizabeth Reynolds Walton, died Friday, May 14, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Casey County, he was the son of the late Carl and Gertrude Sowers Walton. He worked for the City of Versailles for over 43 years, and was honored following his retirement in 2006 by the naming of Lewis Walton Park on Douglas Avenue in his honor.

Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Foley, Lexington, Janice Walton and Sheila Florian, both of Versailles, and Darlene Luttrell, Lawrenceburg; four sons, Jason Walton and Wade Walton, both of Versailles, Chris Rodgers, Lawrenceburg, and Ricky Walton, Frankfort; three stepchildren, Arlene Rodgers, Wayne Rodgers and Clarence Pettyjohn; four sisters, Viola Terry, Versailles, Peggy Phelps, Lexington, Betty Beasley, Lawrenceburg, and Donna Blake, Indianapolis; five brothers, Billy Walton and Jerry Wayne, both of Tyrone, and Bobby Walton, Larry Walton, and Ronnie Walton, all of Versailles; 26 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. A sister, Carol Smith, and a brother, Clarence "Scuffles" Walton, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, May 17, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Terry Gilliam. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Wade Walton, Lewis Walton, Michael Walton, Jesse Luttrell, Justin Walton, and Brandon Walton.

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

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