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November 10, 2011

 

Beckham

Josephine Beckham, 95, of Versailles, widow of Harvey Beckham, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Born July 24, 1916, in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Jim Willie and Mary Stinnett Masters. She worked at Texas Instruments, was a former member of Hillsboro Baptist Church, and a member of New Hope Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She was also a member of WMU.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy (Russell) Waits and Christine (Brad) Lafoe, both of Versailles; four grandchildren, Karen (Terry) Jones, Debbie (Arnold) Slatten, Kevin (Carol Collins) Waits, and Chip Lafoe; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at New Hope Baptist Church by Dr. Wesley Noss and the Rev. John Brandon. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Kevin Waits, Chip Lafoe, Arnold Slatten, Terry Jones, Justin Jones, Adam Wright, and Matthew Waits. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 10, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Baptist Church.

Condolences many be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Brooks

James Austin "Jimmy Jr." Brooks, 61, of Frankfort, formerly of Midway, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Dora Guy Brooks of Lexington (formerly of Midway) and the late James Austin Brooks Sr. He was a 1968 graduate of Woodford County High School and a member of the Second Christian Church in Midway. He had been an engineering technician for the Department of Highways.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Marsha "Prissy" Carter, Louisville, and Elizabeth Marie "Poo" Brooks, Lexington; four brothers, Albert Lewis "Redtop" Brooks, Lexington, Rodney Lee "Bull" Brooks (Nancy), Frankfort, Ronald Lee "Brooks" Brooks (JoAnn), Lexington, and Robert Glenn "BooBoo" Brooks (companion Rhonda Stephens), Frankfort; an aunt, Lillian Reed, Frankfort; an uncle, William Brooks, Midway; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Second Christian Church in Midway by the Rev. Don Johnson and the Rev. Randall Bush. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were his brothers, and Fred Jackson and Arnie Guy. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Brooks

Lucille Reynolds Brooks, 86, of Nicholasville, wife of Clarence Brooks, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011.

Born April 29, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John and Katie Reynolds. She was a lifelong resident of Jessamine County and a member of the Clover Bottom Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include three daughters, Reata (Bill) Buffin, Jan (Jerry) Hurst, and Phyllis (Joe) Esenbock; six grandchildren, Lynn Eary, Todd Lewis, Jennifer (Chad) LaRue, Jeremiah (Lisa) Esenbock, Joshua (Kelly) Esenbock and Joe B. (Carrie) Esenbock; nine great-grandchildren, Jordan, Austin, Megan, Jana, Tyler, Madison, Brenna, Colton and Logan; two sisters, Anna (Charles), Holderman and Ruth (Rick) Macomb; and a brother, Donald (Dixie) Reynolds. Two sisters, Della Peel and Stella Hughes; and two brothers, Roy and Bob Reynolds, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 7, at Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, by Don Reed. Burial was in the Wilmore Cemetery. Casket bearers were Todd Lewis, Chad LaRue, Jeremiah Esenbock, Joshua Esenbock, Joe B. Esenbock, and Jordan Eary.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Guest book at www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com.

 

Columbia

Quentin Columbia, 92, of Lexington, husband of Frieda Hornsby Columbia, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.

Born April 14, 1919, in Midway, he was the son of the late Charles and Jessie Hatfield Columbia. He was a Christian by faith, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, and a retired chief of office operations for the VA Hospital.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Larry H. (Linda) Columbia, Louisville; two daughters, Teresa (Greg) Stahr, Lawrenceburg, and Greta (Dale) Herr, Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren, Lisa Columbia, Amy Goodenough, Jeff Stahr, Emily Malone, Anna Rueff, and Matt Herr; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joyce Hayes, Lexington.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

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

 

Doss

Leona Doss, 62, of Frankfort, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.

Born June 27, 1949, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Fred Doss and Sarah Ellen Hedden Doss Woodrum.

Survivors include four sisters, Betty Curry, April (Mitchell) Engler, and Anne (Jasper) Curtis, all of Frankfort, and Phyllis (Freddy) Durham, Berea. Her step-father, Joe Woodrum; and a brother, R.L. Doss, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Brother Vernon Carpenter. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were R.L. Doss Jr., Lenny Willard, Junior Willard, Freddy Joe Durham, Carl Engler, and Larry Flynn. Honorary bearers were Darryl Engler, Donald Heddy, and Melvin Adams.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Gunter

Angelene "Ann" Johnson Gunter, 78, of Versailles, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.

Born July 31, 1933, in Powell County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Rose Long Johnson. She was lab secretary and EKG technician at Woodford Hospital. She was a member of Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, LTC (Ret.) Keith (Beth) Gunter, Alabama, and Kevin (Michelle) Gunter, Lexington; a sister, Dorothy Arthur, Georgetown; two brothers, Thomas A. Johnson, California, and James Johnson, Lexington; three grandchildren, Amy, Michael and Zachary; and two great-grandchildren, Bailey and Emma Lee. A brother, Bill Johnson, and two sisters, Mary Flora and Jewell Carpenter, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Sean Bryan, Corey Bryan, Jack Jackson, Dick Brock, Marvin Woodrum, and Wayne Flora. Honorary bearers will be Zeke Mitchell, Bob Dunning, Earl Willoughby, Ted Sharp, and Aaron Hamblin. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 10, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Baptist Church Building Fund, Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601, and Woodford County Senior Citizens Center, 285 Beasley Road, Versailles, KY 40383.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Hammond

Shirley Jean Eason Hammond, 74, of Versailles widow of Earl Hammond, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

Born in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Edith Burton Eason.

Survivors include two sons, Ronnie (Christian) Hammond and Bruce Hammond, both of Versailles; two sisters, Geraldine Redd and Phyllis Wetzel; two brothers, Robert Eason and Doug Eason; and two grandchildren, Nicholas and Olivia Hammond.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Nonesuch Cemetery where interment will follow. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Henderson

Glenda Henderson, 64, of Versailles, wife of Charles Neil Henderson, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.

Born in Metropolis, Ill., she was the daughter of Veeda Henson and the late Walter Henson. She attended Versailles Methodist Church and was employed for many years at Southside Elementary School. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Kristie (Casey) Clark, Owensboro; two grandchildren, Camden and Katye Clark; a brother, Robert Henson, Missouri; and an aunt, Carolyn Worthington.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Parker

Wanda Louise Wright Parker, 63, of Georgetown, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

Born on Feb. 22, 1948, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Orem G. and Margaret Whitlock Wright. She had been a Realtor for over 30 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Tobi (Daniel) Florence, Versailles; a son, T. Chase (Jenn) Parker, Virginia; two brothers, Glenn and Dale Wright, Lexington; an aunt, Louise Marshall, Georgetown; and seven grandchildren, Tristan, Caleb and Abigail Florence, and Christian, Bryce, Austin, Taylor Parker and Nicholas Hustead.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing, Nicholasville.

Contributions to suggested charities may be found at www.clarklegacycenter.com.

 

Richardson

Ruth Dotson Richardson, 77, of Versailles, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Ruth was born on March 24, 1934, the daughter of Walter (Buck) and Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dotson, who preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Midway High School and the Nazareth School of Nursing. Ruth became a registered nurse and worked at the Woodford Memorial Hospital where she was director of nursing for a period of time. She retired from nursing in 1999 after over 30 years of service. An avid gardener and prominent Woodford County farmer, she excelled in the creative arts, creating many gifts and keepsakes for family and friends. She particularly enjoyed designing and hooking decorative wool rugs. Known for her wit, playful sense of humor, and generosity, Ruth was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt to her large, extended family. She was the widow of Robert Reid Richardson, farmer and business man. Ruth and Robert were married Oct. 26, 1957, and were married for 29 years before his death in February 1986. She was a member of The Versailles United Methodist Church for over 40 years and was a former member of the Midway United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Chinn Richardson, Nicholasville; two sons, Robert Reid (Jackie) Richardson II and John Rockne (Shannon) Richardson, both of Versailles; four grandchildren, Jack Richardson, Reid Richardson, Dylan Richardson, and Savannah Richardson; her sister, Edith Hogg; and four brothers, Kenneth Dotson, Bobby (Sissy) Dotson, Philip (Alice) Dotson, and Gerald Dotson.

Funeral services conducted Monday, Nov. 7, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Chris Dotson and the Rev. Rebecca Peterson. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kurt Dotson, Keith Dotson, Steve Hogg II, Chris Dotson, Blake Dotson and Heath Dotson. Honorary bearers were Jack Richardson, Dylan Richardson, Reid Richardson, Savannah Richardson, Kent Dotson, Samantha Mullen, Janet Dotson, Dana Griffith, Lynn Dotson, Joyce Towne, Maxine Gilkison, Molly Britt, Ada Roe Pittman, Mary Dan Ethington, and Betty Lois Feamster.

Memorials are suggested to the Midway United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 353, Midway, KY 40347.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

(Paid obituary)

Wiley

Hazel Dawn Wiley, 94, of Frankfort, widow of Cecil Wiley, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.

Born Oct. 31, 1917, in Owen County, she was the daughter of the late J. Dudley and Florence Jenkins True. She was a member of North Fork Baptist Church.

Survivors include six daughters, Melissa Royce, Georgetown, and Denise Sabol, Amy Newman, Judy Munson, Jane Barber, and Joanne Rarden, all of Frankfort; numerous grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. A son, Don Wiley, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 5, at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Franklin County Senior Citizens Center.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

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