The Woodford Sun
May 6, 2004
Jean Irene Comley, 59, of 222 North Main Street, formerly of Lexington, died Monday, April 26, 2004, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.
Born June 19, 1944, in Massillon, Ohio, she was the daughter of Helen Irene Rose Comley, Lexington, and the late Grant Comley. She was a former employee of Raytory Inc. in Lexington.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two brothers, Grant Comley and Lee Comley, both of Lexington; three sisters, Mary Moses, Louisville, and Linda Spears and Ann Spears, both of Somerset.
The body was cremated. Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, was in charge of arrangements.
June Howard, 82, of Hillcrest Drive, widow of Elmer G. Howard, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital.
Born in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Garrett and Mary Belle Florian Carter and was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church. Following the death of her husband, she trained to become a nurse and worked at Woodford Memorial Hospital prior to retirement in 1976. She had been an active Girl Scout leader and volunteer.
Survivors include her children, Barbara Howard, Cincinnati, Ohio, David Howard, Versailles, and Patty Howard, Versailles; two grandchildren, Becky Howard, Lexington, and Jeremy Howard, Versailles; two sisters, Elizabeth Carter Jewett, Flat Gap, and Virginia Carter Nisbet, Clarksville, Ind. A sister, Nancy Carter Sams, and two brothers, Garrett Carter Jr. and Mark Carter, are deceased.
Services were conducted Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at the Versailles Baptist Church by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lawrence Clark Jr., Thomas Howard, Kenneth Edds, Earl Reynolds, Mike Wolfzorn, and Terry Smith. Honorary bearers were Phil House, Dr. Ben Roach, Dr. Norman Fisher, Don Hart, and Randy Smith. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 11700 Commonwealth Dr. Suite 500, Louisville, KY 40299.
William “Daddy Jack’ Jackson, 82, of Frankfort, husband of Mabel R. Johnson Jackson, died Monday, April 26, 2004, at his residence after a long illness.
A native of Frankfort, he was the son of the late John W. and Addie Calvert Jackson. He was an owner and trainer of Jackson Stables, a retired bus driver with Greyhound Bus Company, was past director of the Kentucky Walking Horse Association, a member of the National Trainers Association and of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association. He attended Thornhill Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Billy and john C. Jackson, both of Frankfort; two daughters, Phyllis Stigers, Midway, and Judy Scott, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Davis L. Jackson, Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Sue Casey and Ruth Bryan, both of Frankfort; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson. Two brothers and four sisters are deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Todd Lester and the Rev. Don Wells. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Darren Jackson, Chris “Bubba” Jackson, Steven Jackson, Brian Stigers, Brandon Mahoney, Jared Scott, and Mark Mahoney. Honorary bearers were Larry Stigers, Jeff Scott, Billy S. Jackson, and Larry Allen Stigers Jr.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Frankfort Dialysis Clinic and the American Cancer Society.
John E. “Pete” Jones, 72, of Normandy Road, husband of Jeana W. Jones, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center.
Born in East Bernstadt, he was the son of the late John Easter Sr. and Lillian Edith Luker Jones. He was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church and former Sunday school teacher. He was a retired N. C. R. Corp. employee, a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict, a member of Landmark Masonic Lodge #41 F&AM and a member of McKee Lodge #144.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Shelly Worley, Ocala, Fla., Summer Miller, Parkersburg, W.Va., and Brittany Jones, Versailles; two sons, Wayne Jones, Centerville, Ohio, and Jeffery Jones, Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Dorothy Lee Jones, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a brother, Harold Jones, Lexington; and six grandchildren. Two brothers, Ralph Jones and James Morris Jones, are deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was at the Landrum Cemetery at East Bernstadt, with the Rev. Luke Day officiating at the committal service. Casket bearers were Jerry Warfield, Troy Warfield, Larry Jones, Jimmy Jones, Chuck Jones, and John Coyle. There was a Masonic service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Lillian Pauline Gaunce Popp, 83, of Frankfort, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
Born in Nicholas County, she was the daughter of the late Lee Roy and Pearl McDonald Gaunce. She was a retired employee of Union Underwear, ran a country store at Woodlake for a number of years, and was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Pat E. Glaser, Lawrenceburg, and Karen K. Popp, Frankfort; a son, Bennie Wayne Popp, Frankfort; eight grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson. A son, Charles Lee Popp, two brothers, William and Kenneth D. Gaunce, and a great granddaughter, Angel Rae Layson, are deceased.
Services were conducted Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jason and Joshua Broughton, Aaron Davis, Chris and Charles Lee Morrison, Aaron, Matthew, and Steven Popp. Honorary bearers were Melinda Broughton, Lesia Layson, Melanie Morrison, Michelle Franchino, Steve, Ben, Berry, and Brad Popp.
Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County Chapter.
James Lapsley "Little Brother" Smith, 79, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Helen Polk Smith, died Sunday, April 25, 2004.
Born in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late James and Lillie Richardson Smith. He was a retired truck driver for Harrod and Carter in Lexington, where he was a former union steward, and a World War II Army veteran.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Ruth Walker, Versailles, Sandra Maxberry, Lawrenceburg, Pamela Kniffley, Charlotte, N.C., and Dedrea McCoy, Frankfort; four sons, William "Sonny" Cunningham, San Diego, Calif., James "Jimmy" Smith and Edward Smith, Lawrenceburg, and Charles Smith, Versailles; a sister, Lula Minion, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Cecil Smith, Louisville; 24 grandchildren; and 30 great grandchildren. Two grandsons, Charles Smith Jr. and Brandon Ricardo Harvey, and two brothers, Nathaniel Cunningham and Arnett Smith. are deceased.
Services were conducted Monday, May 3, 2004, at Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church by Dr. Barry C. Johnson. Burial was in Camp Nelson Cemetery. Gash Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
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Albert Thomas Strange, 85, of Marilyn Avenue, husband of Lorena Murphy Strange, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center.
Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Arthur Thomas and Laura Belle Carter Strange. He was a farmer and a retired supervisor for the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the physical plant and Capitol in Frankfort. He was a member of the Mt. Freedom Baptist Church and former Sunday school teacher. He was appointed as a farmer of the year in Woodford County in the 60s and held a diploma in industrial foremanship. He was a Kentucky Colonel, held a Kentucky District Service Award, and was a Dale Carnegie graduate. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jeffery Thomas Strange, Frankfort; a granddaughter, Stacey Oney, Prospect; and a special great grandson, Jacob Thomas Strange.
Services were conducted Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at the Versailles Cemetery. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army.
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