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.
Condolences may be made at
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
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.
Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.
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
Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.
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.
Guest book available at www.BlackburnandWard.com.
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
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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