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May 30, 2013



Doris Ann Centers, 70, of Versailles, wife of Dinzle Centers, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at her home.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of Charlie Downey of Versailles and the late Mary Harlow Downey. She was a 1960 graduate of Versailles High School and a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by a daughter, Melisa (Keith) McDonald; a son, Troy (Cindy) Centers; two sisters, Jean Leigh (Jerry) Wachter and Barbara Jo Cummins; two brothers, Tommy (Karen) Downey and Jimmy (Bonnie) Downey; and three grandchildren, Kayla (Andrew) Allen, Adam (Amanda) Centers, and Logan McDonald.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 28, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Allen Harrod and the Rev. Wesley Noss. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Trevor Wachter, Kevin Cummins, Bryan Cummins, David Bunch, Mark Bunch, Jimmy Downey Jr., Mike Centers, Greg Centers, Danny Centers, and Chris Centers. Honorary bearers were deacons of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Bobby Driskell, James Fannin, and Lonnie Estes.

Memorials are suggested to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 1220 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Christine G. "Chris" Dunn, 88, wife of Tillie Dunn Jr., died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Pine Meadows Health Care in Lexington.

Born at College Hill in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Docie McKinney Ginter. She was a graduate of the Waco High School, was a longtime member of the Versailles United Methodist Church, and was an avid UK fan.

In addition to her husband of 64 years, she is survived by two daughters, Judy Dunn, Houston, Texas, and Debbie Dunn, Jessamine County; two sisters, Clara Campbell, Versailles, and Geneva Gersonde, Ft. Myers, Fla.; a brother, Ronald Joe Ginter, Richmond; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Rucker Ginter, of Melbourne, Fla., is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, May 30, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Dr. James Shepherd. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Gary Campbell, Mark Parrott, Lance Neal, Randy Neely, Gary Newberry, and Tim Ginter. Honorary bearers will be Earl Graham Dunn, Robert E. Ritchey, Jackie Dunn, Ronnie Ritchey, Dave Ritchey, Bobby Wilson, Steve Ward, and Richie Powers.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to "Love Lights a Tree," a local fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, c/o Patsy Shryock, 434 Duell Drive, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Margaret Rowe Polk, 86, widow of Reuben B. Polk Jr., died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Markey Center.

Born in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late William and Catherine Johnson Rowe. She was a graduate of Simmons High School, and a member of Polk Memorial Baptist Church. She had been employed by Texas Instruments and also worked for the late Barbara Hunter of Brownwood Farm.

Survivors include five daughters, Barbara Winkfield, Ruby Washington, Mary (Herbert) Bush, and Frances Waters, all of Versailles, and Lena (Reginald) Hubbert, Winter Springs, Fla.; three sons, William Jr. (Sally) Smith and the Rev. Willis (LaDonna) Polk, both of Versailles, and Burnett (Bernadette) Polk, Lexington; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Elizabeth Harris, Frances Johnson, and Louella Rowe; a brother, Robert Rowe; and a granddaughter, Adrienne Polk, are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, May 23, at Imani Baptist Church in Lexington by the Rev. Willis G. Polk. Burial was in Steele Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ronald Smith, Michael Washington, Joe Waters Jr., Willis Polk II, Burnett Polk, and Stewart Polk. Honorary bearers were Lisa Polk, Malachi Farmer, Jayden Farmer, Demetrius Polk, Omar Christian, Richard Harris, Dr. Robert Harris, and William Bennett Jr.

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Dorothy Morgan Young, 99, of Dothan, Ala., widow of Charles Young, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Graceville, Fla.

Born Dec. 22, 1913, in Ozark, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Henry Oscar Morgan and Ollie Worrell Morgan. She graduated from Ozark High School in 1931 and from Brenau College in Gainesville, Ga. She married Charles Young and they moved to Birmingham in 1941. She worked with the United States Treasury Department in the Bond Department prior to and during World War II. In 1959, she began working with the United States Secret Service. She moved to Dothan, Ala., in 1991, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dothan. She had been coming to Versailles for 72 years.

Survivors include four nieces, Dottie (Don) Jeffries, Versailles, Nancy (Byrne) Stewart, Houston, Texas, Rosemary (A. J.) Blankenship, Mt. Gilead, N.C., and Vicki Morgan Marley, Pottstown, Pa.; a nephew, David (Ginny) Morgan, Niceville, Fla; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Two sisters, Jean Morgan Lewis (Linza) and Mae Witt (Burette Mixon); a brother, Earl (Elise) Morgan; and a great-nephew, Charles Morgan, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, May 24, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark, Ala., by her niece, Dottie Jeffries. Interment was in Morningview Cemetery. Holman Funeral Home of Ozark, Ala., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morningview Cemetery Fund, C/O Mrs. Chris Adams, 199 Stewart Tarter Road, Ozark, AL 36360.


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