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May 27, 2004

 

Cunningham

Omer Cunningham, 86, of Lexington, husband of Osie Webster Cunningham, died Saturday, May 22, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born April 26, 1918 in Versailles, he was the son of the late Minnie and Omer Cunningham, Sr. A graduate of Henry Clay High School, he attended Transylvania College. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and received the Navy and Marine Corps medal for saving a crew member who was trapped in a burning airplane crash. He retired from the Lexington Fire Department as assistant chief in charge of training after serving 21 years. He was an instructor in the annual State Fire School for 16 years. He served seven years as a deputy sheriff for Fayette County, and as a rural postman for 18 years. He was a charter member and past president of the Fayette Lions Club where he received an award for outstanding Lion for 1958-59. He was zone chairman and deputy district governor for District 43 Lions International in 1956-57. He was a member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church and the Jerry Bruce Sunday School Class. He coached the Lexington Fire Department Northern Little League baseball team "Indians," who won six league championships and were three times the Lexington Little League champions. In the 1930s, he was considered one of Kentucky's finest fast pitch softball pitchers.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jack Cunningham, Lexington; a special granddaughter, Jennifer Cunningham, Lexington; and a step-granddaughter, Donna Newnam Young, Brunswick, Ohio.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. James K. Pierce and Pastor Tommy Howard. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jerry Bruce, Ted Anderson, Carl Strong, John Ginn, Graddy Johnson, and Jimmy Lentz. Honorary bearers were Lank Ford Seward, William C. Smith, Lowell Tarter, Jack Hammond, Wilson C. Sauteben, Robert Hartman, Don Burton, Lawrence Jeter, Lee Myles, J.C. Fuller, and all former members of Northern Little League "Indians".

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504.

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Daugherty

William Joseph "Joe" Daugherty, 77, of Nicholasville, husband of Betty Shearer Daugherty, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at his home after an extended illness.

Born Nov. 8, 1926, in Danville, he was the son of the late Pat and Myrtle Vaught Daugherty. He was a graduate of Danville High School, attended Centre College and was a World War II veteran. He retired from the National Life-American General Insurance Companies after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Nicholasville Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where was a deacon emeritus and a trustee. He was active in the men's Bible class and the choir. He was a co-founder of the Jessamine County Little League Association, where he coached for 15 years. He served on the founding board of directors of Habitat for Humanity in Jessamine County and on the original board of directors for Jessamine County Hospice. He was a member of the Jessamine County Board of Education for 20 years, serving as chairman for 10 years. He was a member of the Kentucky School Board Association for 10 years. At his death, he was serving as an elected member of the Nicholasville City Commission, a position he had held for 18 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lynn Thomas, Nicholasville; two sons, John Daugherty, Nicholasville, and Tom Daugherty, Morehead; two grandchildren, Myria Ironmonger, Versailles, and Steve Thomas, Bowling Green; two sisters, Margaret Daugherty Carter, Nicholasville, and Dorothy Daugherty Caple, New Albany, Ind.; and a brother, Donald Daugherty, Nicholasville. Three brothers and a sister are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, May 21, 2004, at the Nicholasville Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) by the Rev. Greg Porterfield. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville. Casket bearers were Glendon Sanders, Hugh Adams, John Martin, Zeb Blankenship, Tom Calkins, L.C. Lee, Norman Flynn, and Ike Watts. Honorary bearers were the members of the men's Bible class, members of the Nicholasville City Commission, and members of the Danville High School Class of 1945. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements.

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Egbert

Daisy Redmon Egbert, 91, of Amsden Avenue, widow of Robert Lee Egbert, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Jake and Marvelle Collins Redmon, a homemaker, and a member of the King’s Way Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her four sons, Granville Egbert, Versailles, Buddy Egbert, Anderson County, Michael Egbert, Frankfort, and Marvin Egbert, Versailles; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. A son, Bob Egbert, and a daughter, Peggy Egbert Slatten, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday May 21, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Joseph S. Girdler. Burial was in Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Granville Egbert, Buddy Egbert, Michael Egbert, Marvin Egbert, Chad Egbert, and Stephen Kent.

Contributions suggested to Woodford County Senior Citizens.

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Halstead

Mary Capps Halstead, 94, widow of Daniel Webster Halstead, died May 13, 2004, in Cumming, Ga.

She was a member of Midway Christian Church in Midway and a former member of Hope Chapel in Norfolk.

Survivors include eight grandchildren, Ed Brodt, Deborah Bailey, Steve Brodt, John Brodt, Linda Bizzell, Susan Silver, Sharon Wilson and William Halstead; 13 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. A daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Brodt, and a son, William Lee Halstead, are deceased.

Funeral services were held on May 15, 2004, in Virginia Beach, Va.

 

Hicks

Doris E. Hicks, 81, of Stanford, widow of Charles S. Hicks, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

Born May 6, 1923, in LaRue County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Katherine Slaughter Enlow. She was a retired social worker for the Department of Human Resources, a charter member of the Dix River Country Club, and a member of the New Beginnings United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Effinger, Versailles, and Judy Mountjoy, Danville; a brother, Robert Louis Enlow, Hodgenville; and five grandchildren, Brian Mountjoy, Summer Mountjoy, Amy Effinger, Charles Effinger, and Rachel Effinger.

Services were conducted Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Beck. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Parrott

James L. "Jimmie Lloyd" Parrott, 80, of Springfield, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Kenton Healthcare in Lexington.

Born March 21, 1924, he was the son of the late George D. and Otie Catlett Parrott. He resided in Springfield for most of his life, and was the caregiver for both of his parents in their final years.

Survivors include a sister, Martha Gardner Waters, Louisville; a brother, George D. Parrott Jr., Lexington; a nephew, George D. Parrott III, Nicholasville; a niece, Martha Watts, Versailles; two great nieces; and a great nephew. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1949 with a degree in civil engineering and worked for Kentucky Utilities, Watkins and Associates Consulting Engineers in Lexington, and was a self-employed consulting engineer in Springfield for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a talented athlete. He attended Murray State on an athletic scholarship for two years and transferred to UK in the fall of 1944 where he was first string running back for Coach Ab Kirwan, and held the UK record for longest run from scrimmage for many years. He entered the U.S. Army in 1945 and served for 18 months.

Burial and graveside services were held in the Springfield Cemetery Monday, May 24, 2004. Carey and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Hospice or a favorite charity.

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Stipp

James "Bud" Stipp, 74, of Nicholasville, husband of Anna Stipp, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at his residence.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late Foster and Frances Stipp. He was a farmer and a member of Boones Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, James Foster Stipp Jr. and Stephen Wayne Stipp; two sisters, Goldie Phelps and Sue Dietrich; and three grandchildren, Jonathan Stipp, Daniel Stipp and Julie Stipp Davis.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Boones Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Wendel Romans. Burial was in Athens Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jonathan Stipp, Daniel Stipp, Porter Roberts, Cecil Short, Michael Morgan and Bill Short. Honorary bearers were the deacons of Boones Creek Baptist Church. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of Jessamine County, 100 Shannon Parkway, Nicholasville, KY 40356.

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Votaw

Dallas A. Votaw, 61, of Lexington, husband of Georgia Votaw, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Hospital.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late John and Gladys Votaw. He was a self-employed plumber and was an Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, William Votaw, Versailles, and Steve Votaw, Nicholasville; four grandchildren, William P. II, Travis A., Laura L. and Katherine A. Votaw; a step-grandson Chad Stone; his twin sister, Alice Mae Faulkner; and a special aunt, Edith Childers.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

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