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November 13, 2008

 

Beatty

Ernest H. "Hock" Beatty Sr., 84, husband of Ruth Carter Beatty, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at the St. Joseph Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born July 23, 1924, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Lonnie and Georgetta Beatty. A member of the New Vine Baptist Church, he was a World War II veteran and retired from the VA Hospital after 30 years of service.

In addition to his wife of 59 years, he is survived by nine children, Ruth Ann (Steve) Mays, Ernest (Bettie) Beatty Jr., Patricia (Clarence) Embry, Vickie (Lonnie) Greene, Emmalene Tatum, Calvin (Cathy) Beatty, La-Ron (Floyd) Garr, Carl (Dorcas) Beatty, and Michelle Beatty; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lula Gillispie, Dayton, Ohio, and Alice Golden, Lexington; three brothers, William (Pauline) Beatty, Aaron (Lennis) Beatty, and Willard (Josephine) Beatty, all of Lexington; five sisters-in-law, Margaret Jackson, Versailles, Sadie Carter, Oklahoma, and Edna Mae Beatty, Betty Beatty, and Emma Carter, all of Lexington; a brother-in-law, Robert Browning; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Five sisters and seven brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 10, at New Vine Baptist Church by the Rev. Stewart T. Peoples. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Boling

George Gardner Boling, 62, of Paris, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008.

He was the son of Catherine LaFrana Boling and the late Fred Boling. A former Paris police chief, he was most recently a supervisor at Eastern Kentucky University Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond. He was a 1964 graduate of Paris High School, served from 1967 to 1969 in the U.S. Navy, and received a bachelor of science degree from Eastern Kentucky University in police administration in 1975. He was hired as a Paris police officer and in 1977 was appointed chief of police. He also served as administrator of combined fire/EMS for five years. In 1982, he graduated from the FBI National Academy and received many awards and recognitions throughout the years.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three children, Lindsay (Mark) Moussette, Versailles, and Megan Boling and Kyle Boling, both of Paris; a granddaughter, Keely Moussette, Versailles; a sister, Linda (Jack) Shepherd, Georgetown; four nieces; four nephews; and 11 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 13, at the First Baptist Church in Paris by Dr. Howard Beauman. Burial will be in the Millersburg Cemetery. Honorary casket bearers will include Roger Amyx, Ronnie Amyx, George Bills, Mark Moussette, Kyle Boling, Dick Parkos, Jonathan Shepherd, Jason Shepherd, Jack Shepherd, and Ron Burden.

 

Burgan

Marilyn Jean Shanklin Burgan, 63, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of Mary Belle Kincaid Shanklin of Versailles and the late Shirley Shanklin. She was a member of Harvest Field Church and had been a homemaker most of her life.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Mark Randall Burgan; three sisters, Ruby (Bill) Votaw, Sadieville, Connie (Lacey) Tackett, Versailles, and Rose Antoinette Barlow, Nicholasville; two brothers, John David Shanklin, Keene, and Calvin (Terry) Shanklin, Georgia; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Connie Tackett. Interment was in the Nonesuch Cemetery. Casket bearers were Charlie Hughes, Jason Hughes, Tommy Tackett, Benjamin Howard, Jim Preston, and Howie Farzier.

Guest book available at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Cox

Edward "Eddie" Lee Cox, 83, of Lexington, husband of Emma Jean Burchell Cox, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Midway, he was the son of the late Edward and Ollie Cox. He was the retired owner of Cox Printing Company, a World War II Navy veteran, and member of Arlington Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Edward Lee Cox Jr., Lexington, and David Aaron Cox (Joann), Georgetown; and eight grandchildren, Aaron, Ben, Rachel, Laura, Sarah, Hannah, Faith and Jesse.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Lexington Cemetery by Paul Rainey and Tom Mahanes. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Arlington Christian Church, 1206 North Limestone, Lexington, KY 40505 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Crain

Versailles – Frances Thompson Crain, 91, died Saturday Nov. 8, 2008. Mrs. Crain was the wife of the late William "Bill" Crain.

She was born in Woodford County and was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Georgia Edger Thompson. Mrs. Crain was a cherished third grade elementary teacher and was employed by the Millville School for over 20 years. She was a graduate of Versailles High School and a 1939 graduate of the University of Kentucky.

Mrs. Crain is survived by her daughter, Ann Crain (Clark) Shelburne, Stanford; her son, W. Ben (Beverly) Crain, Versailles; grandchildren Eric (Paige) Sea, Hope (Matt) Gardiner, Josh (Emily) Crain, Natalie (Ken) Burger; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Versailles Presbyterian Church officiated by the Rev. Shawn Barkley and the Rev. Melissa Sevier. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Josh Crain, Eric Sea, Matt Gardiner, Ken Burger, John Thompson, and Pat Mullins. Honorary casket bearers were Howard Montague, Pete Richardson, Jeff Thompson, Rusty Thompson and Tom Yolton. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to the Versailles Presbyterian Church Building Fund and Hospice of Frankfort, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

(Paid obituary)

Devers

Wanda Lou Parker Devers, 58, of Midway, wife of Arthur Devers, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008.

Born Aug. 26, 1950, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Georgia Hounchell Parker. She had been a clerk at Meadow Hill Grocery.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Shannon Lambert, Midway; a son, Allen Devers, Versailles; four brothers, Donald Parker, Lexington, Gene and James Masters, both of Midway, and Billy Parker, Texas; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Thoroughbred Theatre, 127 Main Street, in Midway.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Enlow

Jimmy P. Enlow Sr., 70, of Harlan, husband of Billie Amburgey Enlow, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Born March 14, 1938 in Whitesburg, he was the son of the late Walter Vernon and Verna Lee Polly Enlow. He was a 1955 graduate of Whitesburg High School and 1959 Graduate of Virginia Tech where he played football. After graduating he began working for Electric Machine and Supply Co.; he then began teaching and coaching football for two years at Fleming Neon High School and served as a Boy Scoutmaster. In 1967 he moved to Harlan where he went to work for Sigmon Coal Company at Mary Helen, over the years he worked at Dixie Fuel Company and Manalapan Mining Company. He was the former owner and operator of JAB Trucking Company and retired in 2003 after many years of service to the mining industry. He was a member of the Harlan Baptist Church and served as a former deacon, Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed motorcycling, hunting and golfing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Jimmy Paul Enlow Jr. (Teresa), Harlan, Alvin Enlow (Margaret), Versailles, and Blake Enlow (Sheila), Harlan; five grandchildren, Bradley Enlow, Deven Enlow and Kaleb Enlow, all of Harlan, and Colin and Delaney Enlow, both of Versailles; three great-grandchildren, Danny Blanton Enlow, Gavin Enlow and Caleb Brock; a sister, Walleen E. Morris (John), Lexington; anumerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Harlan Baptist Church by the Rev. Earl Bell and the Rev. Brandon Pugh. Burial was in the Greenhills Memorial Gardens in Middlesboro. Casket bearers were Richard Adams, Bill Adams, Jeff Adams, Devon Enlow, Brad Enlow, and Kaleb Enlow. Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home, Harlan, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Harlan Baptist Church Elevator Fund, 102 West Mound St. Harlan, KY 40831.

Guest book at www.harlanobits.net.

 

Huffman

Phyllis McVey Huffman, 70, of Lexington, wife of William E. Huffman, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late C.W. and June Wells McVey.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, June Ann Downey, Midway; a stepdaughter, Debbie Huffman, Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Linda (Glenn) Lewis, Lexington, and Mary Carolyn (Jim) Ring, Mt. Sterling; and a brother, John D. (Pat) McVey, Louisville. A brother, Randy McVey, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Adam Jones. Burial will follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. Friday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

 

Lewis

Fred J. Lewis, 78, of Versailles, husband of Clara S. Lewis, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Raymond "Lucy" and Easter Dotson Lewis. He was a retired brick and stone mason and former custodian at the Woodford County Courthouse. He was a 1950 graduate of the Versailles High School and a member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, he is survived by a daughter, Alanna (Steve) Hanna, Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons, Luke Lewis and Jai Lewis, both of Versailles; a sister, Janet (Dick) Wade, Versailles; and five grandchildren, Abigail, Elijah, and Seth Lewis, and Samantha and David Hanna. A brother, Raymond Warren "Modie" Lewis, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Hinkle and the Rev. John Brandon. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Olson Parrott, Larry Sutherland, Rick Wade, Keith Slugantz, Gary Rice, Bobby Dotson, Gus Wade, and Steve Hanna. Honorary bearers will be Gary Gillis, Dick Wade, Winston Carl, Jimmy Sutherland Sr., Jimmy Sutherland Jr., Tillie Dunn, Henry Terry, Roy Benson, Amos Rice, Thomas Slugantz, and Clarence Richardson. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 13, at the funeral home.

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

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Sims

Tommy Sims, 64, husband of Linda Kaye Bolson Sims, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at his home.

Born in Bourbon County, he was the son of the late Henry Howard and Bessie Quisenberry Sims, and was a retired drywall contractor. He was a member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Angela (Mike) Clem, Versailles; two sons, Mark (Marcia) Sims and Matthew (Mary) Sims, both of Versailles; four sisters, Maggie King and Betty Hatton, both of Lawrenceburg, and Doris Flora and Jo Ann Beasley, both of Versailles; two brothers, Paul Sims and Leon Sims, both of Versailles; and seven grandchildren. Two brothers, Henry "Jug" Sims and Bobby Sims, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 7, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. James Allen. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mark Sims, Matthew Sims, Christopher Combs, Mike Clem, Robert Bolson, Ken Beasley, Larry Beasley, and Joe Lathrem. Honorary bearers were his brothers and sisters.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

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