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May 22, 2008

 

Fitzgerald

Dr. Maureen P. Fitzgerald, 86, died Friday, May 16, 2008, in Louisville.

Born April 13, 1922, in New York, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Mary Henry and Richard P. Fitzgerald of Ireland. A retired professor, she resided in Versailles and Lexington for the past 12 years and was an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She obtained her B.A. in education from Hunter College, New York, her master’s degree at Catholic University, Washington, D.C., and her Ph.D. at Fordham University, New York. She had taught at Mt. St. Mary in Cincinnati, Ohio, Regis College in Boston, Mass., Marymount College, New York, N.Y., and Queens College, Long Island, N.Y. She was an author of psychology treatises in professional publications, received grants and traveled worldwide extensively.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Theresa Fitzgerald, Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Dr. Richard P. Fitzgerald II, of Harrisburg, Pa., and Thomas F. Fitzgerald, of Versailles, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 20, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Dan Noll. Burial will be St. Ann’s Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y., on Friday, May 23.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Sts. Peter and Paul School Building Fund, 133 Barr Street, Lexington, KY 40507.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Green

Evelyn Rogers Green, 62, of Frankfort, widow of Michael Warren Green, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008.

Born in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Paul Everett and Ivy Mae Cummins Rogers. She was a member of Truth Baptist Church, a retired employee of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, and a caregiver.

Survivors include three sons, Micheal D. (Michelle) Green, Frankfort, Kevin D. (Pamela) Green, Owensboro, and Jeffrey D. (Melissa) Green, Frankfort; seven grandchildren; and a sister Paula Rogers Johnson, Frankfort.

Services were conducted Monday, May 19, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Bro. Kevin D. Green and the Rev. Tony Andrade. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Micheal Green, Kevin Green, Devin Green, Chris Green, Justin Green, Brookelyn Green, Josh Robinson, and Jason Williams. Her grandchildren were honorary bearers.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Hackley

O.K. Hackley Jr., 69, of Atlanta, Ga., died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at his residence.

Born in Coral Gables, Fla., he was the son of the late Ormsby King Hackley Sr. and Katherine Bailey Hackley. He graduated in 1957 from Miami Senior High School, Miami, Fla., and graduated in 1963 with a BSME degree from the University of Kentucky and a J.D. from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta, Ga., in 1980. At Kentucky, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, and in 1982 was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel. In 1963, he joined the Army Reserve and was honorable discharged in 1969. He worked for Otis Elevator Company in Atlanta, Ga., until 1970, and afterward was self-employed. He was a member of the Versailles First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a son, O. King Hackley III, and his soulmate Rita Charlane Hackley.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, May 19, at the Versailles Cemetery by Dr. Melissa Sevier. Casket bearers were Ben Crain, Josh Crain, William Conkwright, John Provine, John R. Morris, and Tom Wells. Honorary bearers were other friends and relatives. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Versailles First Presbyterian Church Building Fund or to one’s own church or charity.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com. (Paid obituary)

 

Hartley

Wilbur Lee Hartley, 89, of Maplewood, Minn., widower of Alice Taylor Hartley, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, in his home.

Born June 24, 1918, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Hobart and Elizabeth Hartley. He graduated from high school in 1936 in Versailles, Ky., before attending the University of Maryland. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force from 1941 to 1962. He retired as a master sergeant in 1962 and from Republic Airlines in 1981.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Richard) Folden and Sharon (James) Longstreet; five step-grandchildren, Gretchen, Brenda, Thomas, Jeremy, and Daniel; five step-great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Amy, Heidi, Kaitlyn, and Elliott; and a sister, E. Louise Jarvis. A brother, K. Dwight Hartley, is deceased.

A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, May 21, at Trinity Baptist Church, St. Paul, Minn. Interment with military honors was at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Kok Funeral Home, St. Paul Park, Minn., was in charge of arrangements.

 

Haynes

Alpha Marie Haynes, 87, of Lexington, widow of Charles Robert Haynes, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Northpoint Nursing Home.

Born in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Zodia Prewitt Teater. She was a retired employee of Hart’s Laundry.

Survivors include two sons, Cary (Margie) Haynes, Lexington, and Brent (Mary Ann) Haynes, Richmond; a daughter, Cheryl (Bobby D.) Perkins, Nonesuch; four grandchildren, Crystal (Michael) Watkins, Lisa (Robert) Quammen, Dustin Haynes, and Clark Haynes; four great-grandchildren, Whitney Watkins, Kyle Watkins, Nicholaus Quammen, and Andreah Quammen; and a brother, Thurman (Eleanor) Teater.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 21, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Dr. Louis Arnold. Entombment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Dustin and Clark Haynes, Mike Watkins, Robert Quammen, Mark Denniston, and Rusty Hart. Honorary bearers were Herb Penrod, Huston Willis, Billy Adams, Thurman Teater, and Todd Taylor.

 

Jackson

James Lawrence Jackson, 82, of Versailles, widower of Melissa Owens Jackson, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Robert Sr. and Mamie Stepp Jackson. In 1985, he retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington, where he was the chief of processing and distribution. He attended Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in Hampton, Va., and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was active in the civil rights movement and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Louisville in 1963. He served as a member, deacon, and former treasurer of the First Baptist Church in Versailles. He served on the board of directors and was a former treasurer of the Blue Grass Area Development District, was a former chairman and served on the Versailles–Woodford County Housing Authority, served on the Parks and Recreation Board, and was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include a son, Michael L. (Sheila) Jackson, Plainfield, N.J.; a grandson, Sheldon Harris Jackson, Charlotte, N.C.; an aunt, Blanche Starks, Frankfort; two sisters-in-law, Ann Jackson and Mary O. Jackson, both of Versailles; four nephews, Lonnie Jackson and Leslie (Nannie) Jackson, Versailles, Jerry (Annette) Owens, Lexington, and Jesse Christian, Chicago; four nieces, Lisa Andrews, Jan Owens, and Valarie Owens, all of Versailles, and Tracy Cavanaugh, Marietta, Ga. A brother, Robert Jackson Jr.; a sister, Stella Jackson; a niece, Linda Jackson King; and a nephew, Lee Jackson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 17, at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Interment was in the Steele Cemetery. Honorary casket bearers were the deacons of First Baptist Church. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Donations are suggested to the United Negro College Fund, 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, P.O. Box 10444, Fairfax, VA 22031-8004.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Orozco

Vicente Orozco, 58, husband of Martha Orozco, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Guadalahara, Mexico, he was the son of the late Jose and Gregoria Ortega Orozco of Mexico. He had resided in Kentucky for 16 years and was an employee of Brookdale Farm.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ricardo Orozco and Victor Oroczo, both of Versailles; three daughters, Martha Orozco, Versailles, Araceli Orozco, Lexington, and Adriana Ramirez, Versailles; six grandchildren; and five sisters, Bertha Orozco, Maria Orozco, Gloria Orozco, Cecilia Orozco, and Juana Orozco.

A funeral Mass will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, May 23, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Dan Noll officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, May 22, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Settle

Henry Thomas Settle, 75, of Frankfort, husband of Lois Settle, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008.

Born in Frankfort, he was the son of the late Henry Thomas Settle Sr. and Elsie Dean Settle. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, receiving a Bronze Star, and was a retired employee of the Jim Beam Distillery. He was a member of the Leestown Gospel Church, American Legion Post #7, and VFW Post #4075.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Trina Settle Roberts, Frankfort; three sons, Kelly Settle, Frankfort, David T. Settle, Harrodsburg, and Henry W. Settle, Frankfort; a brother, Donald Settle, Florida; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were conducted Friday, May 16, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Billy Perkins. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Williams

Dorothy Dean Bush Williams, 77, of Lexington, wife of Kenneth E. Williams, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Estill County, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Ily Pryse Bush. She was a graduate of Midway High School, Fugazzi Business School, and was a secretary for Christ Church. She was a member of Anchor Baptist Church, Akelia Temple #128 and the Daughters of the Nile.

Survivors include a son, David Neale (Sally) Williams, Batavia, Ohio; two daughters, Kay Ellen (Mark) Nester, Cumming, Ga., and Holly Jane (Greg) Kasten, Batavia, Ohio; four grandchildren, Gregory Kasten, Nicholas Kasten, Kayde Nester, and Laura Nester; a great-grandson, Connor Kasten; and three sisters, Helen B. Clifton and Barbara B. (James) Reynolds, both of Midway, and Ouida B. (Bill) Dale, Versailles.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 17, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Paul Sisk and the Rev. Michael Mooty. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Midway Nursing Home Task Force, P.O. Box 3964, Midway, KY 40347 or the Oleika Transportation Fund, 326 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40503.

 

Winkfield

Fred D. "Sonny" Winkfield, 75, of Lexington, husband of Florence Winkfield, died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

He was a native of Woodford County.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Freda Winkfield, Louisville, and Iritha Winkfield, Lexington; two stepdaughters, Johnetta Sherman and Lisa Gibson, both of Lexington; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Margaret Kidd, Dayton, Ohio, Stella Smith, Lexington, and Arnetta Hill, Versailles.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 21, at Smith & Smith Funeral Home, Lexington.

 


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