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May 5, 2011

 

Baldridge

Pauline Johnson Baldridge, 95, of Versailles, formerly of Pikeville, widow of Cecil Lewis Baldridge, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Jesse Maynor Johnson. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Pikeville, and was retired from Methodist Hospital in Pikeville where she was an LPN.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandy (Ira) Combs, Versailles, and Brenda Strickland, Daytona Beach, Fla.; two sons, Johnny Baldridge, Morristown, Tenn., and Henry (Frances) Baldridge, Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Thelma Hinton, and three brothers, Chester Johnson, Clayton Johnson, and Kermit Johnson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 3, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Larry Moreland, J. Henry Duncan, Jack Wallace, Mike Cocanaugher, Brian Venable, and Shane Goforth.

Memorials are suggested to Gideons International or to Samaritan’s Purse.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Burkhead

Rose Hood Burkhead, 75, of Versailles, widow of Sterling Burkhead Sr., died Monday, May 2, 2011, at her home.

Born in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ethel Frances Burkhead Hood.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra (Tony) Disponett, Lawrenceburg, Billie Rose Sparks, Lawrenceburg, and Anneice (Steve Muoio) Haney, Lexington; two sisters, Mearl Keeling, Cox’s Creek, and Beulah Jenkins, South Carolina; five brothers, Roger Hood and James Hood, both of Versailles, Walter Hood, Willisburg, Gene Hood, Florida, and Paul Hood, Campbellsville; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A son, Patrick O’Brien, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, May 5, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom King. Burial will follow in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jamie Disponett, Chris Disponett, Jack Craig, Van Cao, Heath Burkhead, and Ronnie Hood.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Cartwright

Bonnie Sykes Cartwright, 83, of Frankfort, widow of James Marion Cartwright, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at her residence.

Born April 11, 1928, in Granite City, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Edgar Ray and Mattie Ruth Marcus Sykes. She retired from Frankfort Electric and Water Plant Board (formerly Community Service Cable Co.) after 27 years of service, and then became a supervisor for the Commonwealth of Kentucky LRC Message Center, where she retired in 2005 after 16 years of service.

Survivors include a son, Mike "Hoss" Cartwright (Mary Jo), Frankfort; a daughter, Patricia Cartwright Gorman (Lance), Frankfort; a brother, William R. "Bill" Sykes (Sue), Frankfort; four grandchildren, Helen Cartwright Maines, Mississippi, Angela Durrett Parker (John Brandon), Virginia; Jeffrey Gorman, Frankfort, and Preston Gorman (Pam), Lexington; six great-grandchildren, Katie Mitchell, Alex Maines, Kaitlyn Parker, Tyler and Jenna Gorman, and Josh Maines; nephews Harold Peterson Jr. (Patsy) and Stephen Peterson, both of Versailles, and Edwin Peterson (Judy), Florida; and nieces Sue Horn (Letcher), Lexington, Mary Parker (Dan), Louisville, and Carol Smith, Frankfort.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, May 5, at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home by Chaplain Chuck Ellestad. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of the service today at the funeral home. Casket bearers will be Major John Brandon Parker, Jeff Gorman, Preston Gorman, Matthew Durrett, Joel Redding, Gordon Atkins, Harold Peterson Jr. and Stephen Peterson. Honorary bearers will be Bill Durrett III, Gary Heightchew, Rick Maines, Douglas Newton, Sally Everman, B.J. Sharpe, Patti Carmony, Richard Marcus, and Bob Marcus. Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, Frankfort, is in charge of arrangements.

Flowers are welcome, or donations are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Guest book at www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com.

 

Crouch

Laura Kay Crouch, 93, of Versailles, widow of Arvel W. Crouch, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at her home.

Born in Worthington, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Joseph C. and Nellie Margaret Nagle Hunter. She was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Larry (Carol) Crouch; a daughter-in-law, Marcia Crouch; four grandchildren, Deborah (Harold) Canter, Belinda (John) Trotter, Jaime (Billy Jr.) Cheek, and Stephen Crouch; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. A son, Donald Crouch, a brother, Joseph F. Hunter, and two sisters, Louise Johnson and Pauline Koontz, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 4, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Chaplain Rick McClung. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Billy Cheek Jr., Stephen Crouch, Austin Cheek, John Trotter, Harold Canter, and Mike Koontz.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY, 40601.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Hunter

Mindy Hunter, 40, of Versailles, wife of Dan Hunter, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at the Hospice Care Center.

A Somerset native, she was the daughter of David Purcell of Mt. Vernon and the late Alene Norton Purcell. She was a registered nurse at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center.

In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by a daughter, Hannah Hunter, Versailles; a son, Collin Hunter, Versailles; and a sister, Melanie (Brett) Williams, Raleigh, N.C.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, May 5, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 6, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or to the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Patat

Mary J. Patat, 97, of Versailles, widow of Henry E. Patat, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Cuthbert, Ga., she was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and had been a resident of Versailles for the past 19 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Crook (Tim), Versailles; six grandchildren, Lee and Mark Whitesides, Cheryl Crawford, Stephen Crook, Elizabeth Crook Burch, and Bethany VanValin Miller; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Two daughters, Janet P. Dunham and Carol P. VanValin, are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, May 1, at the Versailles United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rebecca Peterson. A graveside service and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Kennesaw Memorial Park in Marietta, Ga. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Ritchey

Donald Ray Ritchey, 75, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Versailles, husband of Juanita Ritchey, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at The Bridge of Rockwood, Rockwood, Tenn., following an extended illness.

He was a retired mechanic, having worked many years at Jack Kain Ford, and was a former Woodford County volunteer firefighter.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a step-daughter, Dawn (Chuck) Nations; and two grandsons, Austin and Eric Nations.

Services were conducted Friday, April 29, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Nations. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tommy Humphries, Chuck Nations, Austin Nations, Ronnie Ritchey, James Southworth, and Jerry Southworth, Jr. Honorary bearers were members of the Woodford County Fire Department.

Memorials are suggested to a charity of one’s choice.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Sawyer

Joanne Katherine Warinner Sawyer, 81, of Lexington, widow of David Hartwell Sawyer II, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at her residence.

Born in Phoenix, Ariz., she was the daughter of the late Sen. Ed P. and Josephine Warinner. She was the director of admissions for Transylvania University, a graduate of Greenbrier College, the University of Kentucky, and a member of Crestwood Christian Church. She was a member of the Kentucky and National Society of Professional Engineers Auxiliary, Woman’s Club, D.A.R., Y.W.C.A., supported Midway College, Transylvania University, Berea College, and the University of Louisville, and was a den mother.

Survivors include two sons, David Hartwell Sawyer III and Stephen Shelby Warinner Sawyer; five grandchildren, Andon, Fonta, Hart, Van, and Arbella Sawyer; two brothers, E. Paul Warinner and Iverson L. Warinner; and a sister, Harriett Warinner Hile.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 4, at Crestwood Christian Church. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Terwilliger

Mary E. Terwilliger, 96, widow of Herbert Terwilliger, died Monday, May 2, 2011, in Newport.

Born Oct. 5, 1914, in Connecticut, she lost her parents at an early age. She was orphaned and lived with several foster families, rode the orphan train and eventually was a foster child with the Burnett family until she was married. Living in Lexington, and later in Midway, she was a devout Methodist, a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and a former member of Centenary United Methodist Church, where she had been a church youth group counselor. She was in charge of St. Luke Wednesday night church suppers for many years. She helped with Meals on Wheels, was active with the Parent Teachers Association, served as a Girl Scout cookie chairman and was active with the PTA in Lexington, was a member of the Midway Woman’s Club and was club woman of the year in 1992. She volunteered at the Midway Public Library until the age of 93, and supported the humane society.

Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Anita (John) Campbell, Lexington, and Paula Ann (Chris) Kuhnen, Edgewood; a brother, John Eighmie, Seymour, Conn.; five grandchildren, Paul Warren Green, Christopher Campbell, Kimberly Laign, Jennifer Abbott, Matthew Kuhnen; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. today, Thursday, May 5, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today by the Rev. Carl Townsend and the Rev. Lowell Langefield. Entombment will follow at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Woodford County Library (Midway Branch), 115 N. Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383, or to the Woodford Humane Society, P. O. Box 44, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Workman

D.C. Workman, 62, of Versailles, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at the VA Hospital in Lexington.

Born Aug. 24, 1949, in Gary, Ind., he was the son of Virginia Hale Workman and the late Thomas Workman of Midway. He served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and was a retired employee of the VA Hospital.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Christina Johnston; two sons, Richard and Jason Workman; two sisters, Deffie Redmon and Patsy Laird; four brothers, Paul, Philip, Thomas, and Mark Workman; and six grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time.