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November 1, 2001

 

Hester Berger

Hester "Tom" Berger, 73, of Woodford County, husband of Patricia Berger, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Irvine April 29, 1928, he was the son of the late Walter and Lena Chaney Berger. He was a retired farmer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Barbara Noble, Versailles, Diane Baxter, Texas, Betty Jones, Versailles, and Vickie Briscoe, Versailles; two sons, Ronald Berger and Keith Berger, both of Versailles; two sisters, Geneva Harris, Versailles, and Bessie Wilson, Florida; three brothers, Chester Berger, Lexington, Rex Berger, Ohio, and Shelby Berger, Versailles; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Gilbert Sargent. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mr. Berger's nephews served as casket bearers. Honorary bearers were Johnny Brown and Wilbur James.

 

Hilda Blust

Hilda Josephine Blust, 93, of Tiffin, Ohio, widow of Wilfrid Blust, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001.

Born May 28, 1908, in Ink, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth Heinan Boes. She was a homemaker, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Daughters Isabella, Altar Rosary Society, and St. Francis Auxiliary.

Survivors include a son, James Blust, Versailles; two daughters, LaDonna Distel and Mary Jane Shelt, both of Tiffin; two brothers, Alvern Boes Sr., Tiffin, and Wilbert (Pete) Boes, New Riegel, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. A brother, Florian Boes; and three sisters, Erma Gosche, Dorothy Kuhn, and Helen Heinrichs; a grandson, Kevin Shelt; and a great granddaughter, Lydia Distel, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at St. Francis Home Chapel by the Rev. Richard Dunn. Burial was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, Tiffin, was in charged of arrangements.

 

Wilmore Brown Sr.

Wilmore Brown Sr., 82, of Thompson-Hood Veteran Center, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Sarah Brown. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bracktown.

Survivors include three sons, Alfonzo Brown, Wilmer G. Brown, and Wilmore Brown Jr.; several grandchildren; a sister, Leeanna Woolfork; and several generations of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, by Dr. C.B. Akins Sr. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

 

Noah Campbell

Noah Lee Campbell, 76, of Beverly Health Care, Frankfort, formerly of Margaret Hall Manor, Versailles, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2001.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late George and Myrtle Devine Campbell. He was a retired farm worker and a member of First Baptist Church, Versailles.

Survivors include three brothers, George Henry Campbell, Howard Campbell, and Joe Campbell, all of Versailles; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A sister Margaret Campbell, and three brothers, William McKinley Campbell, Ernest Campbell, and James Albert Campbell, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at First Baptist Church, Versailles, by Lic. Lewis Johnson. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery. His nephews served as casket bearers.

Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Emmett Cartinhour

Emmett Benjamin Cartinhour III, 59, of Versailles, husband of Linda Farris Cartinhour, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at Bluegrass Community Hospital, Versailles.

Born in Franklin County on Nov. 19, 1941, he was the son of the late Minnie Mae Jones Cartinhour and Emmett Benjamin Cartinhour Jr. He was a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and attended the Southside Christian Church, Versailles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Keri Cartinhour Colmar, Northern Kentucky, and Emmily Cartinhour Baker, Danville; a son, Emmett Benjamin Cartinhour IV, Versailles; a brother, William David Cartinhour, Lawrenceburg; and three grandsons, John Louis Colmar, Ryan Michael Colmar, and Andrew Carmichael Baker.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Ronnie Hupp and Andrew Baker. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bill Bowling, Bob Saffell, Sam Smith, Jim Huggins, Jim McGuire, and Bob Foster. Honorary bearers were Dan Daly, Johnny Farris, Mike Leach, William David Cartinhour, Sandy Goodlett, and Mile Elam.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, 836 Euclid Avenue Suite 322, Lexington, Ky. 40502.

 

Theo J. Devers

Theo J. Devers, 86, of Lexington, husband of Tina Margaret Range Devers, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at Samaritan Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Midway, he was the son of the late Oscar and Maggie Florence Devers. He was a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, and a retired chief of utilities for the Blue Grass Army Depot at Avon.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Wanda Louise Dionne, Massachusetts; two grandchildren, Elaine Marie Dionne and James Michael Dionne, both of Massachusetts; a step-granddaughter, Betty Lynn Bynum; a sister, Elizabeth Booth, Versailles; a special niece, Ruby Way; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, James W. Devers, and a sister, Katherine McClain, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Christy Dorn. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were James Michael Dionne, Clarence Hyatt, John Owen Range, Kenneth Way, Thomas McClain, and Charles P. Devers.

 

Woodrow Hippe

Woodrow Hippe, 89, of Frankfort, widower of Lillian Gordon Hippe, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Frankfort.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late J.F. and Annie Hackney Hippe. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, served in the U.S. Postal Department in New York City and San Francisco, and retired from the postal service after 35 years. He was also a former Kentucky State Police trooper, a retired employee of the state Department of Archives, a member of the Millville Baptist Church, and a star track and basketball player at Millville High School.

Survivors include two daughters, Libby Graham, and Candace Sacre, both of Frankfort; a son, Doug Hippe, Frankfort; three brothers, Robbie, B.R., and Raymond Hippe, all of Millville; nine grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. David Burns. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Chad Carwein, John Hippe, Gordon Hippe, Brad Chase, Will Graham, Greg Carwein, and Tyler Sacre. Honorary bearers were Tammy Graham Carwein, Lee Ann Graham, Melinda Hippe Chase, Brittany Disponett, Whitney Sacre, Cortney Sacre, and Lorena Wilson.

Donations are suggested to the Millville Baptist Academy, c/o the Millville Baptist Church.

 

Alice Lewis

Alice Elizabeth Lewis, 85, of Versailles, widow of James B. Lewis, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Bluegrass Community Hospital, Versailles.

Born in Woodford County Jan. 4, 1916, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Stella Smith Clark. She was a retired horse industry employee.

Survivors include two daughters, Mildred R. and Barbara A. Lewis, both of Versailles.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Rose Crest Cemetery by the Rev. Mickey Hyder.

Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Mattie Livers

Mattie Louise Livers, 95, of Midway, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Smith and Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Warren Mitchell

Warren Mitchell, 95, of Midway, widower of Nellie Long Mitchell, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at Bluegrass Community Hospital, Versailles.

Born in Scott County Sept. 23, 1906, he was the son of the late John T. and Annie Johnson Mitchell Sr. He was a retired farmer and an 82-year member of the Midway Christian Church, where he had been active in the choir for 38 years. He served on the Midway City Council for 37 years, and was one of the four prominent Mitchell brothers who were landowners and farmers in Central Kentucky for over four decades. He and his brothers sang in quartets with various community members throughout the years, and he was a regular at the Midway Coffee Club, spending his last Saturday there with his friends.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Mitchell Jones, Frankfort; a sister, Mayme Wall, Midway; a brother, John T. Mitchell Jr., Midway; six grandchildren, Sonny Jones, Versailles, Tim Jones and Lois Baldwin, both of Midway, Richard Jones, Jane Alexander, and Lynne Hughes, all of Frankfort. A daughter, Lois June Mitchell; two brothers, Leslie and Floyd Mitchell; and two sisters, Sallie Shelton and Alice Robinson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Bill McDonald and the Rev. David Brown. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Sonny Jones, Tim Jones, Richard Jones, Jesse Alexander, Mitchell Jones, Jimmy Mitchell, David Jones, and Adam Jones.

 

Edith Purvis

Edith L. Purvis, 78, of Frankfort, widow of Everett C. Purvis Sr., died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at the Metroplex Hospital, Kileen, Texas.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Willa Mae Cloyd Hartley. She was a retired state government employee, had worked in housekeeping for the state police, and was a member of Camp Pleasant Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Pascal Lee Purvis and Jerry D. Purvis, both of Frankfort, and Jesse A. Purvis, Kileen; a half-brother, William Thomas Purvis; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. A son, Everett C. Purvis Jr., and a daughter, Martha Yvonne Stokes, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home, Frankfort. Casket bearers were Ron Purvis, Martin Henson, Danny Hardin, Donald Willard, Earl Cloyd, and Jack Thurman.

 

Eula Wells

Eula Mae Goosey Wells, 82, of Georgetown, wife of Otis Wells, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at her residence.

Born in Lee County Oct. 3, 1919, she was the daughter of the late David and Suda Reece Goosey. She was a member of the Gano Avenue Baptist Church, and was a Georgetown resident for 43 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by eight children, Barbara Sanders, Union, Carol Haney, Nicholasville, Janet Stone, Lexington, Barbara Kay Clark, Stamping Ground, Vicky Courtney, Midway, Harold Wells, Georgetown, Steve Wells, Georgetown, and Edward Wells, Owenton; 24 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren. Four sisters, Mary Lou Reese, Odia Addison, Stella Spencer, and Sarah Reynolds, and four brothers, James, Roy, Arvil, and Edward Goosey, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown, by her son, Pastor Edward Wells. Burial was in Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Charles Clark, Robbie Cox, Bradley Mullins, Richard Sanders, Jeff Stone, Douglas Wells Jr., Jonathan Wells, and Steven Wells. Honorary bearers were Christopher and Cody Courtney, James Cox, Jake Mullins, Robert Sanders, Steven Sanders, and Christopher Wells.

 

Warren Wilson

Warren Milton "Shelby" Wilson, 77, of Versailles, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at the Thomas-Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore.

Born in Casey County March 11, 1924, he was the son of the late Erven and Addie Games Wilson. He was a retired painter and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Blevins, Covington; three sisters, Louise Wright, Versailles, Iva Elliott, Lexington, and Katherine Thomas, Frankfort; two brothers, Kurby Wilson, Midway, and Donnie Wilson, Monterey; two special nieces, Heather and Jennifer Gaines; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Chaplain Gabriel Collett. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Donnie Gaines, Emmitt Gaines, Steve Slugantz, Paul Wright, Richard Wright, and Raymond Wilson.

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