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May 26, 2011



Lena Marie Woodrum Bell, 66, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Clatis "Hubert" Bell, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 27, 1944, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late James and Bertha Lee Rogers Woodrum. She formerly worked as a seamstress for Tococo Manufacturing in Midway and was a former employee of Custom Tool & Manufacturing in Lawrenceburg.

Survivors include three children, William M. (Sheri) Bell, Versailles, and Paula G. Bell and Hubert C. Bell, Lawrenceburg; three grandchildren, Kristin Lynn Bell, Versailles, and Brian Christopher Bell and William Carl Bell, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Berline Wallace, Covington, and two brothers, Arville Woodrum, Danville, and Frank Woodrum, Mt. Eden. Six brothers and sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, May 20, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by Bro. Jeff Eaton. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Allen, Bryan, and Jonathan Darnell; Gary Rowland, Robert Woodrum, and Matthew Drake. Honorary bearers were Lisa Shank and Mary Cosby.



MaryLee Curtis, 93, of Versailles, widow of Ewell Curtis, died Sunday, May 22, 2011.

Born in Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Bayse DuPere and Nona Ree Carter Ogden. She was a member of Woodford Homemakers, the local card club and Midway Christian Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She also served as a scout leader.

Survivors include two daughters-in-law, Toni Jackson Curtis, Versailles, and Judy Machal Curtis, Midway; two grandsons, Bill (Jennifer) Curtis, Versailles, and Matthew Lee Curtis, Midway; two great-grandsons, Logan and Jack Curtis; a niece, Judy Bell; and great-nephew, John Meade. Two sons, Jim and Fred Curtis, and a brother, Carter Ogden, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 24, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were John Davis, Wayne Brandenburg, Billy Wright, Tommy Greathouse, Danny Carey, Henry Logan, Ron Bell, and Wayne Wright.

Memorials may be sent to Taylor Manor Nursing Home or Midway Christian Church.

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Lee Ann Fitzpatrick, of Lexington, wife of Tom Fitzpatrick, died Monday, May 23, 2011, of cancer.

Born Oct. 11, 1943, in El Paso, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Gaylord Lee and Evelyn Ann McReynolds. She graduated from Highlands High School, Ft. Thomas, in 1961 and earned her BA in education from the University of Kentucky in 1966. She later earned her MA in education from UK. She taught first grade at Simmons Elementary School in Versailles from 1966 to 1969 then moved to Puerto Rico, following her husband who was stationed there in the U.S. Air Force. She spent years teaching kindergarten at private schools in Lexington and substituting for Fayette County. She got a full-time position as a kindergarten teacher at Picadome Elementary in the early 1980s, then transferred to Cassidy Elementary the next year where she spent 25 years teaching first grade. She was an active member of Trinity Hill United Methodist Church for 37 years.

In addition to her husband of 44 years, she is survived by two sons, Tommy (Leigh Ann) Fitzpatrick, Lancaster, and Kevin (Calisa) Fitzpatrick, Nicholasville; five grandchildren, Ashton, Caleb, J.T., Darian and Connor; and many cousins, nieces and nephews,

A viewing will be held from from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, May 26, at Milward-Southland, Lexington. A celebration of life will be at Trinity Hill United Methodist Church, Lexington, at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 27. Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Donations may be made to Trinity Hill United Methodist Church.



Raymond "Ray" Huff Jr., 62, of Versailles, husband of Lee McSpadden Huff, died Monday, May 23, 2011, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Mont Raymond Sr. and Wanda Lee Click Huff. He was a car salesman and former owner of Hometown Motors in Versailles and Ray Huff Automotive and Consulting Services of Salvisa. He was a member of Southside Christian Church, a Gideon, and a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Bethany Caudill, Versailles; a son, Tony Huff, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Frank Huff, Harrodsburg; a sister, Lynn Howard, Arizona; and three grandchildren, Sarah and Ashley Huff and Olivia Caudill.

Services will be conducted at noon today, Thursday, May 26, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Robert Warren. Burial with military honors will be 1:30 p.m. today at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Greg Leigh, Charlie Beagle, Terry Parker, Clifford Bradley, Bill Martin, and Malcolm Collins.

Memorials are suggested to Gideons International.

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Opal Elizabeth Metts, 97, of Georgetown, widow of Carlos Coleman Metts, died Friday, May 20, 2011, at her home.

Born April 22, 1914, in Scott County, she was the daughter of the late James Clay Mitchell and Minnie Florian Mitchell. She was a 1932 graduate of Midway Girls School. She was a lifetime member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Coleman (Betty Jane) Metts, Frankfort; two daughters, Betty Carol Burchfield, Stamping Ground, and Ruby Popp (Alvin) Tuttle, Georgetown; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. A son, James Edward Metts, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 24, at Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown, by Darrell Taylor and David Burchfield. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery in Stamping Ground. Casket bearers were her six grandsons, Steve Popp, David Burchfield, Mark Burchfield, Shawn Metts, Benji Metts, and Billy Metts, along with Lloyd Morrison and Alvin Tuttle. Honorary bearers were her six granddaughters, Vickie Metts, Dee Dee Metts Green, Melanie Popp Morrison, Michele Popp Franchino, Reba Burchfield Lewis, and Shari Burchfield Coleman, along with Don Coffman, James Kessler, Clarence Kessler, Ed Skees, Dan Neace, Wayne Bramblett, Forest Hawkins, Delbert Barber and Bobby Hyatt.



Martha Sue Woolridge Reed, 61, of Versailles, wife of Homer E. Reed, died Thursday, May 19, 2011.

A native of Greensburg, she was a retiree of GTE/Verizon Communications and a member of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Antoine (Libby) Reed; two granddaughters, Amariah and Anastayzia Reed; a brother, Paul (Mary) Woolridge; an aunt, Frances Williams; in-laws Phillip (Shirley) Reed, Juanita Williams, Stephen (Loretta) Reed, Michelle (the Rev. Emmanuel) Young; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Three brothers, John Henry, William L. "Billy," and Charles Woolridge; and a sister, Margaret Mitchell, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, May 23, at Total Grace Baptist Church, Lexington. O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.


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