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Versailles, Ky.


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May 31, 2001 issue


Thomas L. Boyd

Thomas Lee Boyd, 59, of 199 Frankfort Street, Versailles, husband of Lois Ann Tate Boyd, died Friday, May 25, 2001, of a heart attack.

Born in Boyle County, he was a son of the late Charles and Martha Boyd, and had attended the Tyrone Baptist Church, Anderson County. He was a former employee of Diamond A Farm, formerly Brookside Farm, in Woodford County.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Aretta Nolan, Stanford, and Nettie Estes, Lawrenceburg; three sons, Thomas Eugene Boyd, Sanders Clay Boyd, and Porter Lee Boyd, all of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Peggy Lee Boyd, Florida, and Charlotte Florence Cox, Garrard County; a brother, Charles Eugene Boyd, Mitchellsburg, and 11 grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Mark Webb. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were Ricky Stevens, Matt Routt, Bobby Cunningham, James Stafford, Gary Shearer, and Roger Kincaid.


Ruth M. Estes

Ruth May Estes, 86, of Madison, Tenn., formerly of Frankfort, husband or Robert Estes, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

A native of Pleasureville, she was the daughter of the late Montry and Minnie Barnsfather Parks and was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, Montry Parks Jr. Somerset; four sisters, Lola Heilman, Versailles; Katie Beutel, Falmouth; Naomi Stivers, Carrollton, and Edith Dean, Donelson, Tenn.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County. Sunset Funeral Home, Woodford County, was in charge of arrangements.


Lillian H. Harlow

Lillian Hayden Harlow, 94, of Woodson Drive, Versailles, formerly of Anderson County, died Monday at Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles. She was the widow of Richard Harlow Sr.

She was born Jan. 18, 1907, in Anderson County, a daughter of the late Flamie and Lillie Casey Hayden. She was a housewife and was a member of the Lawrenceburg Seventh Day Adventist Church and Woodford County Senior Citizens.

She is survived by a son, Richard Harlow Jr., Lawrenceburg; a daughter, Carolyn Robinson, Colorado Springs, Colo.; an adopted daughter, Donna White, Versailles; a sister, Ruby Carrier, Lawrenceburg; and six grandchildren. Five brothers and five sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at Gash Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceburg. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Ralph Hatchell, William Hedden, Billy Hayden, Larry Hayden, Cecil Hayden, and Arthur Hayden. Honorary bearers were James Hayden, Robert Carrier, Carl Willard, and Paul Hayden.


Thomas E. Herod

Thomas E. Herod, 90, of Troy Pike, Versailles, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Sayre Christian Village Nursing Home, Lexington.

Born in Troy, Woodford County, he was the son of the late Walter D. and Annabel Makin Herod. He was a retired bookkeeper with Taylor Tire Co., a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by several cousins.

Services were conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, Lexington, by the Rev. David Duggan and the Rev. Larry Snyder. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bob Wilson, Don Paul, Ben Wilson, Scott Seal, John Glover, and Joe Webb. Contributions are suggested to Troy Presbyterian Church, Troy Pike, Versailles 40383 or to Sayre Christian Village Nursing Home, 3840 Camelot Dr., Lexington 40517.


Lillian C. Noble

Lillian Conyers Noble, 76, of Lexington, wife of David Redmon Noble, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, of complications associated with Lou Gehrigís Disease.

The daughter of the late Andrew Thomas and Fannie Ellen Horseman Conyers, she was a native of Bath County. She was a retired registered nurse, a graduate of the former Good Samaritan School of Nursing, and attended the University of Kentucky. She was a former member of White Oak Christian Church, Owingsville, and First Christian Church, Russell.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, David L. Noble, Versailles, and Ellen Noble Creech, Lexington, and five grandchildren. Three brothers, John T. Conyers, James Ambrose Conyers, and Andrew Thomas Conyers, Jr., and two sisters, Anna Conyers Garner and Lou Emma Griffen, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, Lexington, by the Rev. Jerry Montgomery. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Christopher Creech, James W. Edney III, James Garner, James Noble, Nathan Noble, and Hoover Rogers. Honorary bearers were Don Beile, Bruce D. Bissmeyer, Leland Creed, Hearl Belo Daulton, Robert Gray, and Logan Perry. Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.


Kenneth E. Parman

Kenneth Eugene Parman, 69, of Villa Hills, CEO and president of Ecology Equipment, Inc., Ft. Mitchell, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001.

A native of London, he was the son of the late Daniel Vincent and Kate Ferguson Parman, was a member of the Ft. Mitchell Baptist Church, and a Korean War Marine Corps veteran.

Survivors include three sons, Greg Parman, Jefferson City, Tenn.; Jeff Parman, Lexington, and Glenn Parman, Ft. Mitchell; two daughters, Lynne Wolfe, Georgetown, and Maria Bohanan, Versailles; seven grandchildren, Nicholas Parman, Erin and Kyle Parman, Bryan and Allison Wolfe, Joshua Bilz and Molly Bohanan; three sisters, Sarah Hatton, Monticello, Kitty Hilton, Georgetown, and Carolyn Frazier, Marietta, Ga., and the mother of his children, Joyce Jones Parman, Georgetown.

Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, in the Georgetown Cemetery, by the Rev. Frank Harmon and the Rev. Kendall Hatton. Honorary bearers were Lewis Wolfe , Rob Bohanan, Kyle Parman, J. D. Frazier, Raymond Whitaker, Jimmy Hilton, and Gary Wise. Johnsonís Funeral Home, Georgetown, was in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Special Olympics of Kentucky, Scott Co. Chapter, 105 Lakeview Court, Frankfort 40601, or the National Fragile-X Foundation, P.O. Box 190488, San Francisco, Calif. 94119.


Crittenden M. Shields

Crittenden Mahan "C. M." Shields, 79, Versailles, husband of Bonnie F. Shields, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the Christian Health Center, Lexington.

Born in Williamsburg on June 28, 1921, he was the son of the late Paul Revere and Vivian Mahan Shields. He was a retired farmer and 20-year Kentucky state employee. He was a World War II U. S. Marine Corps veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. He was a member of the Clover Bottom Baptist Church, American Legion Post 67, Landmark Lodge No. 41, F&AM, the Farm Bureau, and the Woodford County Democratic Committee, and was a former 4-H leader.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sandra Elizabeth Raider, Lebanon, Ind.; two grandsons, Wayne Mahan Raider, Versailles, and Kevin Shawn Raider, Brownsburg, Ind.; and a great-grandson, Branden Raider. A brother, Paul Revere Shields Jr., is deceased.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Steve Alford. Burial was in the Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were Robert E. Moore, Harry Hartley, Mike Richardson, Armen Minasian, Robert Goodan, and John Smith. Honorary bearers were Doug Kinder, Jim Bond, Neal Marshall, Daniel Finnell, Larry McMahan, and Richard Ethington.


James R. Sowder

James Randall "Randy" Sowder, 44, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Crab Orchard, died Monday evening, May 28, 2001, at Bluegrass Community Hospital, Versailles, after complications from a heart ailment.

Born in Lincoln County on Feb. 9, 1957, he was the son of James Franklin Sowder and Jean Farris Taylor, both of Crab Orchard. He was a heavy equipment operator for Grubbs Excavating.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three daughters, Heather Robinson, Bryantsville, and Krystal Sowder and Sondra Sowder, Versailles; a sister, Sandra Jean Smith, Danville; three brothers, Ricky Franklin Sowder and Kenny Ray Sowder, both of Crab Orchard, and David Michael Sowder, Versailles, and a granddaughter, Abigail Renee Robinson, Bryantsville.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, May 31, at the McKnight-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Crab Orchard, by the Rev. Billy Gooch. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Crab Orchard. Casket bearers will be Steve Smith, Eddie Grubbs, Jeff Price, Ronnie Fields, Mark Lutrell, and Eddie McMurray. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association.


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