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May 22, 2014



Kelly Adams, husband of Karin Adams, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Lexington.

He lived in Richmond and worked at OSRAM Sylvania for many years.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Richmond. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery.



Barbara Jean Cinnamond, 67, of Frankfort, wife of James E. Cinnamond, died Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Born Dec, 3, 1946, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Revel and Mary Blankenship McDaniel. She worked as a nurse for King’s Daughters Hospital and Franklin Manor Nursing Home.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Tammy Cinnamond; a son, Michael Cinnamond; two sisters, Chearl Calvert and Anne Mann; a brother, Jimmy McDaniel; and two grandchildren, Cameron Cinnamond and Isaiah Johnson, all of Frankfort.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 21, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the American Cancer Society.

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Helen Tracy Metts, 92, of Frankfort, widow of Eugene Metts, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Born June 11, 1921, in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Anna Lee Hensley Tracy. She worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles and was a member of Westview Baptist Church. She was a volunteer of the prison ministry and enjoyed writing poetry that expressed her faith.

Survivors include three daughters, Gene Rose, Joyce Metts, and Kathy (Bobby) Casey, all of Frankfort; two sisters, Elois Polsgrove, Frankfort and Freda Combs, Versailles; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, May 16, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Gary Hager. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Cssket bearers were Stephen Casey, Daryl Casey, Ash Loman, John Kaelin, Drew Kaelin, and Dusty Rhodes.

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Thelma Geyer Olis, 91, of Versailles, formerly of Demotte, Ind., widow of Frank Olis, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Michigan City, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Vance B. and Catherine DeTemple Geyer. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Sande (Ken) Morales, Versailles, and Kathy Lee Olis, South Carolina; two grandsons, Ken (Julie) Morales II, Peoria, Ill., and Scott (Holly) Morales, Merrimac, N.H.; and three granddaughters, Caroline, Evelyn, and Gwendolyn Morales. A daughter, Terry Ambrose, three sisters and three brothers are deceased.

A funeral mass was conducted Wednesday, May 21, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Danny Schwendeman. Additional services will be conducted Friday, May 23, at Geisen Funeral Home in Merrillville, Ind. Burial will be in the Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity or church of one’s choice.

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Judy Powell, 62, of Versailles, wife of Wayne Powell, died Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Born Jan. 2, 1952, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of Corine Wood of Lexington and the late Harry Wood.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a son, Travis Powell, Versailles; a sister, Shirley Carter, Lexington; two brothers, Ronnie Wood, Stanford, and Bobby Wood, Lexington; and a granddaughter, Piper Powell.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, May 20, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Gary Maynard. Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

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Carl O. Smith, 76, of Nonesuch, husband of Jo Nell Wilson Smith, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Irwin Hugh and Jennie Bunton Smith. He was a retired Woodford County school bus driver and custodian, was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and was a former member of the Nonesuch Presbyterian Church and later the Troy Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Bonnie (Tony) Taylor, Versailles, and Jennie Rebecca (Andy Gilson) Smith, Lexington; a son, Brian Keith (Rebecca) Smith, Nonesuch; five grandchildren, Amanda Taylor Hughes, Kristina Taylor McClanahan, Erin Taylor, Lilly Smith, and Jacob Smith; two sisters, Nancy Cofer, Versailles, and Barbara Jean Leger, Florida; three brothers, Billy Smith, Illinois, George Smith, Ohio, and Ted Smith, Florida; and six great-grandchildren. A brother, Harry Smith, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, May 19, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Jones. Burial with military honors was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Doug Denham, Barry Couch, Ricky Ditmore, Gerald Abney, David Wilson, Mike Currens, and Charles Currens.

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Joyce Lee (Virgin) Stamper, 77, of Tollesboro, formerly of Versailles, widow of James E. Stamper Jr., died Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Born May 16, 1936, in Lewis County, she was the daughter of the late Alva Jack and late Mary Frances Virgin. She was a military wife living in various places throughout the country. She was an avid collector of spoons. After retiring in Manhattan, Kan., she and her husband began their own real estate firm, Kansas Realty, working together for over 22 years. In the late 1990s, they moved back to their home state of Kentucky, where she then began working in retail.

Survivors include three daughters, Vickie L. (Alan) Riniker, Manhattan, Kan., Sheri Stamper-Berg (Ronald Berg, Jr.), Overland Park, Kan., and Judy Ikard, Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, James Stamper III, Maysville; four grandchildren, Chantelle (Ian), Tyler, Ashley, and Adam; and a great-granddaughter, Zoe. A sister, Evelyn Penn, is deceased.

A celebration of life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 23, at Barbour & Sons Funeral Home, Tollesboro. Burial will follow in the Maysville Cemetery, Maysville.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Great Plains SPCA Animal Shelter, 5428 Anitoch Dr., Merriam, KS, 66202.



William Carl Woolums Jr., 77, of Versailles, widower of former Woodford County Clerk Corine Cox Woolums, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late William Carl Sr. and Minnie Frances Nichols Woolums. He was a builder and farmer and had retired from Kitchen Planning Center. He was a graduate of the Versailles High School and was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Geraldine Woolums Thomas, Versailles; three sisters-in-law, Woodford County Clerk Judie Woolums, Versailles, Irene (Bill) Woodward, Lexington, and Rosetta Rose, Florida; eight nieces and nephews, Larry Thomas, Gayle Waits, Rebecca Johnson, Jonathan Woolums, Mike Woodward, Donnie Woodward, Janet Robertson, and Carol Inman; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. A brother, Marvin Woolums, and three brothers-in-law, Jack Thomas, Bill Cox, and Buddy Rose, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 17, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Larry Thomas, Jonathan Woolums, Matthew Waits, Nathan Woolums, Mike Woodward, Donnie Woodward, Weston Woodward, and Blake Woodward.

Memorials are suggested to the Versailles Baptist Church, 125 E. Green Street, Versailles, KY. 40383.

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