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May 24, 2007


Wayne Howard Davis, 59, husband of Vicky Crowe Davis, died Friday, May 18, 2007, at his residence.
Born Nov. 26, 1947, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Howard and Katherine Briggs Davis. He was employed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a hearing officer for DDS.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Adam Wayne (Elaine) Davis, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Wanda Chanda, Middletown; three sisters-in-law, Shirley (Dean) Roberts and Ethel (Marcus) Wallin, both of Versailles, and Gloria (David) Lewis of Indiana; and two grandchildren, Samuel Adam and Alekzander Xavier Davis.
Services were conducted Tuesday May 22, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were James Roberts, Mark Wallin, Ricky Wallin, Hal Roberts, Jeff Wallin, Stevie Wallin, Kevin Lewis, John Wallin, Bethel Wallin, and Loren Kaenzig.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
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Tempa “T” Gaunce Endicott, 92, of Midway, widow of H.M. “Hub” Endicott, died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at her residence.
She was the treasurer of Midway College for many years.
Born at Carlisle in Nicholas County, she was a long-time resident of Midway. She was a graduate of Kentucky Female Orphan School (now Midway College) and completed her bachelor of arts degree at Transylvania University. She did graduate work at the University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University. She was a retired teacher from Midway Elementary and Midway High School and also taught in Nicholas County before coming to Midway. She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church, of which she served with its local, district and conference organizations. She was an active participant in Midway affairs, particularly the Midway College Alumni Association and the Midway Woman’s Club.
Survivors include a son, Malcolm Endicott; three grandchildren, Sean, Beau, and Cara; a great-grandchild, Will; a brother, S.M. “Mac” Gaunce; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Vera Green, and a half-brother, Reynolds Gaunce, are deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, May 23, at the Midway Baptist Church. Casket bearers were Beau Endicott, Sean Endicott, Bill Gaunce, Mark Gaunce, Leo Ginter, and Franklin Caswell. Honorary bearers were members of the Midway United Methodist Church Administrative Council and the Methodist Women. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tempa Endicott Scholarship Fund at Midway College, Midway United Methodist Church, and Hospice of the Bluegrass, Frankfort.
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Marian Elizabeth Heathman, 82, of Versailles, wife of Mike Heathman, died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at the St. Joseph Hospital Hospice Care Center in Lexington.
Born May 21, 1924, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Bettie Carlton Hackney. She a 1942 graduate of Versailles High School, a retiree of Texas Instruments, and was a member of Versailles Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband of 64 years, she is survived by a daughter, Mary Jo Joseph, Danville; two granddaughters, Noel and Kate Joseph, Charleston, S.C.; a brother, Carlton Hackney, Lexington; and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother, Lewis Hackney Jr., is deceased.
Graveside services were conducted Monday, May 21, at the Versailles Cemetery by the Rev. John Brandon.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 or Woodford County Historical Society, 121 Rose Hill, Versailles, KY 40383.
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Beulah “Bea” James, 88, widow of Porter James, died Monday, May 21, 2007.
Born in Breckinridge County, she was the daughter of the late Jess and Ida Simmons Henderson and was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Becki James Casey, Frankfort; a grandson, Allen James, Georgetown; and two great-grandchildren, Austin and Skyler James. A son, Ted James; a sister, Ruby Conner; and a brother, Jess Henderson, are deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, May 23, at Versailles United Methodist Church by the Rev. Randy Coy and the Rev. Ben Hahn. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or to the Versailles United Methodist Church for the Methodist Home.
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William Bainbridge Robinson, 86, of Lexington, widower of Jane Adair Robinson, died Monday, May 14, 2007 at the St. Joseph Hospital.
Born in Georgetown, he was the son of the late Homer L. and Virginia Coyle Robinson. He attended the University of Kentucky and was a UK Fellow, and was a retired horse farmer, belonging to the Thoroughbred Club of America and the Keeneland Association. He was a member of the Lions Club and Pisgah Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a son, retired Col. George S. Robinson, Germany; and a sister, Dorothy Cox, Georgetown.
A graveside service was conducted Saturday, May 19, in the Georgetown Cemetery by the Rev. Jon Martin. Casket bearers were William McKinney, John Baker, Dennis O’Brien, Bob Zeilke, Ben Van Meter, and Sonny Hanna. Honorary bearers were Frank Jedlicke, Bruce McMillin, Glenn Williams, Dr. James Owen, and Spence Closson. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the William B. Robinson Education Trust or the William B. Robinson Foundation Trust, 4237 Palmetto Drive, Lexington, KY 40513.

Wesley Snapp Jr., 54, of Versailles, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at his home.
Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Melvina Bowman Berger of Versailles and the late Heron Wesley Snapp Sr. He farmed most of his life and was an excellent painter.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by three daughters, Crystal Moore, Lawrenceburg, Saundra Cosby and Ashley Updike, both of Versailles; two sons, Shane Bowman, Nicholasville, and Michael Crowe, Versailles; five sisters, Shirley White, Bonnie Downey, Judy Godbey, Hattie Keeling, Geneva Brown and Debbie Curless, all of Versailles; and five grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Layne and the Rev. Curtis Allen. Interment will follow at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jamie White, Justin White, Davie Richards, Damon Brooks, Jimmy Downey II, and Terry Cosby. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, May 24, at the funeral home.
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Joyce M. Weninger, 86, of Plymouth, Mich., formerly of Reading, Ohio, widow of George “Bud” Weninger, died Tuesday, May 15, 2007.
Survivors include two daughters, Judith Skeppstrom, Plymouth, Mich., and Peggy Dunagin, Versailles; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Saturday, May 19, at Schmidt-Dhonau Funeral Home, Reading, Ohio. Interment at Rest Haven Memorial Park. Vermeulen Funeral Home, Plymouth, Mich., was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2045 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1490.


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