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Versailles, Ky.


 

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May 9, 2002

 

Abruzzino

Frank P. Abruzzino of Chantilly, Va., husband of Katherine Ewing Abruzzino, died Sunday, April 28, 2002.

He was the son of Frances Warfield Richards, Louisville, and the late Stanley W. Abruzzino.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Diane, John, and James Abruzzino; and three sisters, Diana Kuniger, Smithville, Texas, Cindy Garrett, Charleston, W. Va., and Jane Miller, Louisville. Also surviving are Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ewing and Ethel B. Ewing, all of Versailles.

Services were conducted Thursday, May 2, 2002, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, Chantilly, Va. The Everly Funeral Home, Fairfax, Va., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Centre Ridge Elementary School Playground Fund, 14400 New Braddock Road, Centreville, VA 20120, or to Hospice of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 922, Falls Church, VA 22040.

 

Biggs

James Roy Biggs Jr., M.D., 62, of Lexington, husband of Betty Crawley Biggs, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born June 5, 1939, he was the son of Evelyn Audelle Biggs and the late James R. Biggs Sr. He received his medical degree at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center in 1965, and served as chief resident in radiology at the UK Medical Center in 1968-69. He served as a radiologist in numerous hospitals, mostly in Kentucky, and was a member of a number of professional medical associations. He also contributed articles to various radiological publications.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by four children, James Roy Biggs III, Salisbury, Md., Jay Biggs, Elizabethtown, Laura Sheehan, Richmond, and Lisa Wolfzorn, Versailles; a stepdaughter, Tamara Smither, Lexington; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Gerry Montgomery and Sarah Hughes, both of Paducah; and a brother, William Martin Biggs, Wilmington, N.C. A brother, Roger Biggs, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, May 6, 2002, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Gary Henry, the Rev. Mike Wolfzorn, and the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Craig Sheehan, Breck Smither, Wally Montgomery, M.D., Eugene Hughes, Martin Hughes, and Bob Crawley.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or the American Diabetes Association, 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 110, Louisville, KY 40218.

 

Dennison

Phyllis Ann Dennison, 63, of Versailles, mother of Paul Dennison, Lexington, a retired computer programmer for International Business Machines, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at Jewish Hospital, Louisville.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of Sam Dennison, Versailles, and the late Louise Gravitt Dennison. She had attended the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University, and was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

In addition to her son and father, she is survived by three sisters, Mert Poole, Versailles, Linda Gumm, Lexington, and Katie Yayha, Clearwater, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, May 9, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Troy Robinson, Glenn Poole, Ray Poole, Scott Poole, David Gumm, and Rusty Kirby. Honorary bearers will be Hunter Yeary, David Yahya, Lionel Gumm, and Ricky Coffey.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Jewish Hospital, Louisville, or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Fain

Beedy Fain, 88, widow of Leonard Russell and Curtis Fain, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at the Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Born Dec. 8, 1913, in Olive Hill, she was the daughter of the late Lula Holbrooks and Hansford C. Sparks. She was a member of Tates Creek Christian Church, Lexington, and worked as a house mother at the Methodist Home, Versailles.

Survivors include two daughters, Faye Coomes, Pineville, and Shirlene Bunch, Lexington; grandchildren Jimmy Coomes, Pineville, Judy Golden, Middlesboro, Mary McCoy, LaFollette, Tenn., Stephen Coomes, Pineville, Dr. Gary Bunch, Bradenton, Fla., and Julie Harkins, Wilmore; great grandchildren Brandon and Jordan Coomes, Elizabeth and Katie Golden, Terry and Jamie Neal, Logan, Eric, and John Bunch, and Paige and Christopher Harkins; and a sister, Lucy Jarvis, Sandy Hook. Four brothers, Charles, Ernest, Wiley, and Edward Sparks; and four sisters, Ida Boggs, Addie Dehart, Rose Newman, and Elizabeth Jarvis, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, May 6, 2002, at the Shumate Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John Bowling.

Memorials are suggested to the residents fund Middlesboro Health Care Facility, P.O. Box 2640, Middlesboro, KY.

 

Jones

Ada Blair Jones, 81, of Midway, widow of the Rev. Ernest Jones, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ada Blair. She was an active member of the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where she served in a number of capacities, including Sunday school teacher, member of the choir, and a Prayer Partner. She was also active in the West Bend Baptist Church, Clark County, where her husband served as pastor.

Survivors include a daughter, Ada Middleton, Louisville; two sons, the Rev. Earnel Jones, Cleveland, Ohio, and David Jones, Lexington; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; two sisters, Georgia Blair, Woodford County, and Mattie Bell, Zion Hill; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Services will be conducted at noon Friday, May 10, 2002, at the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church by Pastor Clyde Beverly II. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Aaron Blair, Charles Bolton, William Cowan, Derryl Dreux, David Jones Jr., and Steven Wilson. Honorary bearers will be Lucy (Toss) Chandler, Monica Phillips, William Hamilton, Cad Mulder, Joseph Murrell, and Donald Roberts. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of the service.

Smith & Smith Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Kincer

Lenville Kincer, 90, of Versailles and Bean Station, Tenn., husband of Effie Burns Kincer, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at Lexington Country Place.

Born March 25, 1912, in Letcher County, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Rebecca Adams Kincer. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Buffalo Trail Baptist Church, and a 55-year member of the Whitesburg Masonic Lodge.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Roger D. Kincer, Versailles; two grandsons, Darrell Kincer, Versailles, and Lynn Kincer, Erlanger.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, May 10, 2002, at the Letcher Funeral Home, Whitesburg, by the Rev. Robert Wagner. Burial will follow in the Webb Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today, Thursday, May 9, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Gardenside Baptist Church, c/o Passion Play, 1667 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Lark

Maggie M. Clark, 82, of Lexington, widow of Frank Lark, died Friday, May 3, 2002.

Born June 24, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Clara and Robert Hale. She was a longtime member of the Pilgrim Baptist Church, Midway, and was a cook at Midway College for over 30 years.

Survivors include a sister, Annie Guy, Middletown, Ohio; three grandchildren, Marlon Lark, Frankfort, Chauncey Adams, Lexington, and Kip Adams, Midway; three great grandchildren, Erica Caldwell, Derrick Adams, and Camerian Faith Lark; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A daughter, Kay L. Adams; three brothers, Johnny B. Smith, Hardin Hale, and William “Buck” Hale, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at the Pilgrim Baptist Church by the Rev. Eric Johnson. Smith & Smith Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Powell

Hazel Dean Powell, 82, of Lexington, widow of Andrew Howard Powell, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Homestead Nursing Center, Lexington.

A native of Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Sadie Patterson Dean. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cramer Hanover Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Gary Boo Powell, Versailles; a grandson, Michael Powell; two granddaughters, Bethany and Andrea Powell; and a sister, Mildred Lewis, Lexington. A son, Ron Powell, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, May 6, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Bennie Hill. Burial was in the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Range

Chester Lloyd Range, 95, of Winchester, widower of Ethel Edster Range, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at his residence.

A native of Jamestown, Tenn., he was the son of the late Jacob Landon and Luvena Sewell Range. He was a former partner in Cook and Range Auto Service, and former owner of Range Chevron. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 943, and a past commander of Winchester Commandery No. 30, and was active in the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Oleika Shrine. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn Range Walden, Winchester; two grandchildren, Donna Ann Walden, Winchester, and Lloyd Andrew “Drew” Walden, Charlotte, N.C.; two great grandsons, Fred Parrish Pace, Bahama, N.C., and Kendon Walden, Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, Owen L. Range, Versailles, and Ross L. Range, Danville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, May 6, 2002, at the Scobee Funeral Home by Dr. John Owen. Burial was in the Winchester Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lloyd Andrew Walden, Fred Parrish Pace, John Owen Range, Cecil R. Snapp, Malcolm Stokely, and Fred W. Pace. Honorary bearers were Bob Raineys, Nelson Cook, John Brumagen, Helm Early, Maurice Flynn, Charles Walden, and Ralph Shearer.

Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church or Hospice East, P.O. Box 115, Winchester, KY 40392-0015.

 

Richardson

Dorothy Montgomery Richardson, 80, of Louisville, wife of Cecil W. Richardson, died Thursday, May 2, 2002.

Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Austin and Bertha Buffin Montgomery. She had worked at Mary Todd Elementary School, Irvine Air Chute, and American Tobacco. she was a member of Old Union Christian Church and VFW Post #2921, Louisville.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Sandra K. Tomlinson, Lexington; a son, James Michael Richardson, Elizabethtown; siblings Earline Tabscott, Lexington, Jesse Montgomery, Versailles, Austin Montgomery Jr., Lillian Biddle, and Patricia Biddle, all of Lexington; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. A daughter, Juanita Pyles; a grandson, Roger Pyles; and three sisters, Stella Lilly, Lucille Bryant, and Thelma Sherrod, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 4, 2002, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway, Lexington. Burial was in the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were James Michael Richardson Jr., Jeffrey Carr, Ronnie Tomlinson, Glenn Richardson, Rickey Hatfield, and Ronnie Tabscott. Honorary bearers were Raymond E. Pyles, Mark Blackburn, James Hatfield, David Biddle, Allen Carr, and Lee Biddle.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Steele

Ronald C. Steele, 67, of Frankfort, husband of Patricia Jane Eastman Steele, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at his residence after a long illness.

A native of Frankfort, he was the son of the late Raymond and Carrie Fitzgerald Steele. He was a retired mechanic at Jack Kain Ford, Versailles, and a member of the North Frankfort Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mark F. Steele and Timothy A. Steele, both of Frankfort; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. A daughter, Ronnie Lynn Steele Gibson, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, May 3, 2002, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, Frankfort, by the Rev. David Smith. Burial was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dave Triplett, Bill Smith, Keith Smith, Danny Barker, Bill Loman, and Bill McCain. Honorary bearers were Elzie Barker, Turner Brewer, and Bill Smith.

Contributions may be made to Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center, Lexington.

 

Warren

Leroy Warren Jr., 42, of Frankfort, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at his residence.

Born in Covington April 10, 1960, he was a member of the Church of God and had served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include a daughter, Katrina Warren, Columbus, Ohio; a son, Santana Blue Warren, Columbus; his father, Leroy Warren Sr., Midway; three sisters, Wilma Jean O’Banion and Georgia Lee Curtis, both of Owenton, and Patty Sue Carmack, Frankfort; four brothers, Franklin Traylor, Ray Traylor, Rick Traylor, and Rocky Traylor, all of Frankfort; and his grandmother, Flossie Warren, Erlanger. A sister, Tammy Mae Warren, and a brother, Jimmy Warren, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Rogers Funeral Home, Frankfort, by the Rev. David Smith. The body was cremated afterward. Bearers were Franklin Traylor, Ray Traylor, Rocky Traylor, James Ross Warren, Tony Curtis, and P.J. McKinney. Honorary bearers were Gary Abrams, William Meier, James W. Warren, Georgia Helen Warren, Teresa Lynn Warren, and Gina Barbara Simpson.

 

Wells

Larry W. “Pappy” Wells, 58, of Lexington, husband of Lenda Lou Dunlap Wells, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at his residence.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of Ruby Parrish Wells of Lexington and the late Grover Wells. He was a retired owner of Wendy’s Bar and Grill, and a member of the New Beginning Church, Nicholasville.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Larry Dale Wells, Frankfort; stepchildren, William “Butch” Fain, Lexington, Vickye Hager, Nicholasville, Wayne Allen Fain, Lexington, and Regina Cooper, Versailles; a grandson, Brayden Chase Wells, Frankfort; four step-grandchildren; and two brothers, Harold Wells and Ricky Wells, both of Lexington.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by Bro. Mike Newland. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bob Phillips, Bert Menge, Darrell Drake, Donald Sharp, Wayne Nichols, and Danny Wells. Honorary bearers were Russell Burton, Larry Humes,. Larry Mason, and Charlie King.

Memorials may be made to the New Beginning Church Building Fund, 413 West Maple Street, Nicholasville, KY 40356, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

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