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Versailles, Ky.


 

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Baker

Eula Wright Baker, 80, of Versailles wife of Lynn Baker, died Monday November 13, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born in Scott Co. December 12, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Milton T. and Lila Curtis Wright. She was an LPN, having worked as a private duty nurse for many years. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, the Central Baptist Auxiliary, the Woodford County Historical Society, and Woodford County Senior Citizens.

In addition to her husband of 60 years, she is survived by a son, Barry Baker, Versailles; two sisters, Juanita Robinson, Bardstown, and Shirley Gritton, Bloomfield; a brother, A.G. Wright, Bloomfield; a granddaughter, Kelcie Baker, Versailles; and a step-grandson, John Paul Woodrum, Nicholasville. Two sisters, Joyce Holt and Louise Brown; and three brothers, Glen, M.T., and Kenneth Wright, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial will follow at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Mike Brown Jr., Scotty Gritton, Gary Holt, Lonnie Wright, Craig Wright, and John Paul Woodrum.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Cooper

Densil Cooper, 63, of Lexington, husband of Lucy Abner Cooper, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at his residence.

The son of Thelma Cooper and the late Clarence Cooper, he was a mechanic and owner of Cooper Auto Truck Repair, Lexington.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Patricia Marie Adams and Terrie Lynn Stewart, both of Lexington; two sons, Mark D. Cooper, Lexington, and Timothy Wright Cooper, Franklin, Tenn.; four sisters, Glenda Nichols and Sue Delaney, both Versailles, Brenda Jackson, Beattyville, and Wanda Murrell, Booneville; two brothers, Denton Cooper, Beattyville, and Phillip Cooper, Booneville; 12 grandchildren; and other family members. A sister, Linda Moore, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 11, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Lloyd Rodney Vaughn and the Rev. Roy Anthony Vaughn. Interment wasin Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Robert Wilson, Keith Adams, Bobby Adams, Glenn Williams, P.D. Brooks, and Matthew Searcy. Honorary bearers were Rodney Vaughn and Anthony Vaughn.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Bluegrass, 205 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Craig

Richard Wayne Craig III, 2 months, son of Richard Wayne Craig II and Erica Nowlin of Versailles, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Makayla; his grandparents, Crystal and Tim Larson, Versailles, William H. Nowlin, Lexington, Richard W. and Cathy Craig Sr., Versailles, and John and Pat Roberts, Salvisa; his great-grandparents, Jessie Lee Nichols, Versailles, Harlan and Libby Nowlin, Lawrenceburg, and Stan and Brenda Frederick, Nicholasville; four uncles, William H. Nowlin III, James Taylor, Jason Craig, and Jordon Craig; and four aunts, Richelle Walker, Jana Craig, Emily Craig, and Leslie Craig.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 13, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bill Craig. Interment was in the Midway Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Gari Stewart Nowlin Foundation, Inc., PO Box 12123, Lexington, KY 40580.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Johns

Johnny Johns, 64, of Crab Orchard, husband of Linda Johns, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, at his home.

The son of the late Juanita Teater Johns Merideth, he was a member of Drakes Creek Baptist Church in Crab Orchard and a lifelong mechanic, having owned and operated Central Garage in Lexington for many years.

In addition to his wife of 38 years, he is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Labude; two grandsons; a granddaughter; a brother, Bobby Johns, Versailles; and four sisters, Nina Land, Crab Orchard, Liz Merideth, Lexington, Dorothy Merideth, Kokomo, Ind., and Linda Craft, Athens, Ga. Three sisters, Patricia Ann Shelton, Bonnie Johnson, and Jane Harris, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 14, at W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by Pastor David Gambrel. Caskey bearers were Bruce Smith, Tyler Smith, Eugene Mann, Cody Willis, Rusty Ruth, Benjy Proctor, and Chuck Sheely. Entombment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

 

Mahan

Elizabeth McClure Mahan, 89, of Lexington, widow of William Lloyd Mahan, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at Samaritan Hospital.

Born in Clairton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James Harvey and Elva Emma Hageman McClure. She was a retired church organist, having served at Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, Pisgah Presbyterian Church, and Troy Presbyterian Church. She received her BA degree in music from Ohio University. She was a longtime member of Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, a charter member of PEO, the American Guild of Organists, Sigma Alpha Iota (music honorary), the Homemakers Chorus and Alpha XI Delta.

Survivors include a son, James R. Mahan, Fayette County; three grandchildren, Mark A. Mahan, Lexington, Lynn Mahan Wright, Georgetown, and John Bradley Mahan, Lexington; and five great-grandchildren. A son, Charles L. Mahan, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 13, at Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Woody Berry. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mark Mahan, John Mahan, Jim Wright, Tom Johnston, Bill Zarrett, Dr. Bob Zarrett, Norman Chrisman, and Dr.Gene Parr. the W. R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund, 1316 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504, or to Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, 180 East Maxwell Street, Lexington, KY 40508.

 

Moss

Nelle Bernard Moss, 83, of Louisville, widow of W. S. Moss, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at the Episcopal Church Home.

Born in Muncie Ind., she was the daughter of the late Gladys R. Jenney and Frank B. Bernard. She and her late husband were residents of Horse Cave. A graduate of Indiana University, where she was vice-president of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, she served as president and co-founder of the Horse Cave Younger Women's Club, a member of the Hart County and the Horse Cave library boards, the Louisville Woman’s Club, and was an original founder of the Kentucky Repertory Theater (formally known as the Horse Cave Theater). She received the first "citizen's award" given by the Horse Cave Rotary Club in 1992. She had a lifetime interest in education, travel and the arts.

In addition to her husband of 49 years, she is survived by two daughters, Jean Carol Lawson, Versailles, and Linda Watson, Louisville; six grandchildren, Kenneth Lawson, Portland, Ore., Brad Lawson, Lexington, Laura W. Davis, Louisville, Greg Watson, Chicago, Ill., David Watson, Arlington, Va., and Scott Watson, Charlotte, N.C.; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service were conducted Monday, Nov. 13, in the chapel of Christ Church United Methodist, Louisville. Burial was in Horse Cave Cemetery. Pearson's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy many be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, KY 40205, and The Kentucky Repertory Theater, 101 E. Main Street, Horse Cave, KY 42749.

 

Reed

Fannie Mae Paynter Reed, of Delaney Ferry Road, widow of William H. Reed, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, at her home.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Robert William Paynter and Sallie Taylor Paynter. She was a member of Mt. Edwin Methodist Church and a former longtime member of Hillsboro Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia R. Stokley, Versailles; a son, William Phillip Reed, Versailles; three grandchildren; Susan Stokley Bearer, William David Reed, and Angela Reed Reeves; two sisters, Minnie Bell Bannister and Susie Margaret Buffin; six great-grandchildren, Zack, Cody, and Kendra Reed, Brice and Chelsea Reeves, and Jessica Bearer; and three step-great-grandchildren, Aly, Taeron, and Peyton. A grandson, Steven Thomas Stokley, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Curtis Allen, pastor of Mt. Edwin Methodist Church. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Reed, Derrick Reeves, Don Lewis, Bill Speck, William Cheak and Bobby Lippert.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County Chapter or a charity of one’s choice.

Visit www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Shea

Mary Eddy Shea, 77, of Versailles, widow of John D. James Sr. and Charles L. Shea, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at her residence.

Born Jan. 16, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Everett W. and Rose Drinkwater Gott. She had been a senior claims representative with the Social Security Administration, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bunnell, Fla., a member of Cornerstones and a Rebekah, and a member of the Bluegrass Community Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include a daughter, Joni James, Versailles; a son, John D. James Jr., Versailles; four grandchildren, Jason James, Jennifer Mitchell, Jana Cheek, and Shea Dease; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Stacy Cruse. Burial will follow at the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 16, at the funeral home. Casket bearers will be John D. James Jr., Jason D. James, Joey Cheek, Jim Grover, Charles Myers, and Larry Bowman.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County Chapter.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Wilson

Hazel White Wilson, 91, of Lexington, widow of William Henry Wilson, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at Hospice of the Bluegrass at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born Sept. 2, 1915, in Kirksville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth White. Hazel was raised as a Christian and became a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Kirksville. She was a graduate of Richmond High School in Richmond, received her BA degree in elementary education from Kentucky State College (University) in Frankfort, and completed graduate work in library science at the University of Kentucky. She taught school in the Madison, Jessamine, Woodford, and Fayette counties. She served as a librarian at the old Jefferson Davis Elementary School on Limestone Street, Lexington, and at the Clays Mill Elementary School, from which she retired in 1980. She served as president of the New Liberty Secondary School Convention, was active in Baptist Women's Missionary Conference, and served for eight years as president of the Eastern Regional Missionary Society. She was a member of the Kentucky Education Association and Phi Delta Kappa professional educators association. She also belonged to the Grandmothers, TOPS, and the "US" social clubs.

Survivors include a son, William Hunter Wilson; a grandson, William Edward Kennedy Wilson; a nephew and niece, Grant Paul Wilson and Elaine Adams Wilson, both of Somerset; three great-nephews, David, Jonathon, and Nicholas Wilson; and a cousin, William A. Moran.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 11, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Kirksville. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Smith & Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be sent to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, c/o the Rev. James Baker, 201 Orchard Drive, Apt. 13, Nicholasville, KY 40356.

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