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Versailles, Ky.


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May 31, 2007


Mary Elizabeth Penn Brown, 87, of Versailles, widow of Charles Klem Brown, died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles.
Born March 4, 1920, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late George and Kathleen Woods Penn. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Versailles and was a past member of the Eastern Star in Lawrenceburg.
Survivors include a daughter, Charleen Vittitow, Versailles; a sister, Ann Walton, Frankfort; four grandsons, Ken and Tim Cox, Versailles, and Charles and Douglas Carmickle, Lawrenceburg; four great-grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews. A daughter, George Ann Carmickle; and two brothers, Charles and Henry Penn, are deceased.
Services were conducted Tuesday, May 29, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Wesley Noss. Burial was in Sand Springs Cemetery in Anderson County. Mrs. Brown’s grandsons served as casket bearers.
Memorial are suggested to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383.
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Martha Jean Prather Cox, 76, of Clover Bottom, widow of Lewis Cox, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 25, 2007, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Mayme Ada Green Prather. She lived on the same farm on Mundys Landing Road her entire life, and in the same house since she was 10 years old. She was a lifelong member of the Clover Bottom Baptist Church, where she had taught Sunday school and Bible school for many years, had sung in the church choir, and was the current church treasurer, a position she assumed following the death of her husband in 2002. She obtained her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Eastern Kentucky University and taught school in Woodford County for 39 years, and with the exception of one year, always taught the fifth grade. Much of her career she had taught at Nonesuch School, which was the same elementary school she had attended, and later taught at Huntertown Elementary School.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Lacefield, Lawrenceburg, and Sharon McFall, of Albany; a sister, June Rolph, Versailles; a brother, Tom Prather Jr., New Castle; and four grandchildren, Amber and Matthew Lacefield and Rachel and Zach McFall.
Services were conducted Wednesday, May 30, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Terry Tench. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Charles Scott Johnson, Mark Cox, Steve Cox, Eric Cox, Don Prather, Stuart Lange Prather, Bill Tom Prather, and Terry Allen. Honorary bearers were James “Dick” Chapman, Dr. Joe D. Gormley, Charles Haydon, McGuffin Prather, Tom Prather Jr., Robert Burkich, and Bill Spaulding.
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Tommy D. Dennison, 70, of 120 Ashmore Avenue, husband of Mary Lee Dennison, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Emory “Tom” and Eva McDowell Dennison and was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church. A retired employee of Kulhman Electric Corp., he was a part-time employee for several years at BP Gas Station on Lexington Street in Versailles.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Tommy Dowell Dennison Jr.
Services were conducted Saturday, May 26, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Tom Reese. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gary McClain, Frank Douglas, Lowell Hilton, Donald Reece, Jim Combs, Charles Ed Donahoo, and George Barnett. Honorary bearers were Clarence Richardson Jr., Tillie Dunn, Dr. William Childers, Dr. Dale Goodin, Ikey Blackburn, and Gary Finnell.
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Steven Ray Foster Sr., 55, son of Mary Frances Foster Lucas of Versailles and the late Birl Lucas, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, in Mt. Sterling.
Born in Muncie, Ind., he was a self employed furniture refinisher. He was a U. S. Army veteran and member of the Mortonsville Assembly of God Church.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Steven Foster Jr., Versailles; a daughter, Lorrie Foster, Illinois; a sister, Sherry Stephens, Mt. Sterling; a brother, Jeff Lucas, Nonesuch, a step-grandson, Mark Allen Stinnett; a niece, Heather Hartgrove; and two nephews, Bradley and Jeffery Lucas.
Services were conducted Friday, May 25, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Victor Slatten. Interment was at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jamie Morrison, Jeffery Lucas, Bradley Lucas, Greg Leigh, Anthony Slatten, and Ed Nichols.
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Patty Jean Andrews Tuttle, 76, of Lexington, formerly of Georgetown, died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at her home after a short illness.
Born on Dec. 20, 1930, in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Goldie Andrews. She was a graduate of Midway High School and Fugazzi Business College.
Survivors include four children, Fred T. Tuttle, Beaver Dam, Michael Tuttle, Honolulu, Hawaii, Brenda Stanko, Lexington, and David Tuttle, Georgetown; four grandchildren, Amy Turner, Georgetown, Andy Tuttle, Lexington, Shelley Denton, Pittsburgh Pa., and John W. Stanko, Lexington; and two great-grandchildren, Abbie and Cash Turner. A sister, Annette T. Andrews, is deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, May 30, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, by Dr. Robert G. Baker. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Andy Tuttle, Johnny Stanko, Tim Turner, Justin Denton, Vito Makauskas, and John Stanko. Honorary bearers were her friends and classmates from the Class of 1948 from Midway High School.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 160 Moore Drive, Lexington, KY 40503 or the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504.

William D. “Bill” Wooten, 82, husband of Aileen Handshoe Wooten, formerly of Perry County, died Thursday, May 24, 2007, at the V.A. Medical Center.
Born in Bulan, he was the son of the late Sam and Rebecca Ann Duff Wooten. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II. He was a retired merchant, insurance agent, and was a Wal-Mart greeter.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Edna Slone, Kelly Wooten, Sherry Blake, Sam Wooten, Danny Wooten, and Gary Wooten; 11 grandchildren, Robbie and Greg Slone, Scotty, Rebecca Allison, John, Holly, Emilee, Logan, Abigale, and Keegan Wooten, and Kristy Blake-Dunn; seven great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Verna Napier, Ada Campbell, and Ann Maggard. A son, William “Billy” Wooten Jr., is deceased.
Services were conducted Tuesday, May 29, at Clays Mill Road Baptist Church by Pastor Jeffery J. Fugate. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were Robbie, Greg and Bob Slone, John Wooten, Bill Blake, Geoff Dunn, Tommy Woo, and Norris Gene Maggard. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

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