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November 17, 2005

 

 Fannin

  Tommy Russell Fannin, 73, of 843 Mildred Street, widower of Irene Shea Fannin, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Dewey and Allie Hatfield. He was a retired farmer and a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Edison, Versailles; three sons, Russell Fannin, Versailles, and Jeff Fannin and Dwight “Buck” Fannin, Lawrenceburg; three sisters, Evelyn Traugott, Berea, Sharon “Kac” Adams and Linda Prewitt, both of Nicholasville, and Ann Reed, Burnsville, N.C.; four brothers, Lindsey Fannin, Henry Fannin, Jim Fannin, Versailles, and Bill Fannin, Nicholasville; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 14, at the Faith Baptist Church by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were his grandsons, Jason, Jonathan, Zack, Douglas, Michael, and Adam, and his nephew, Joe Fannin. Honorary bearers were deacons of Faith Baptist Church. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the church.

 

Greene

  Elizabeth H. “Betsy” Greene, 85, formerly of Versailles, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, in Northport, Ala.

Formerly Betsy Harriss, she grew up in Versailles. She enjoyed thoroughbred horse racing and was an avid traveler. She lived for 45 years in Delray Beach, Fla., where she was active in the Delray Beach Theater, and for 20 years in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Survivors include David and Pam Weekes, Greenville, S.C., Charles Weekes, San Jose, Calif., Mike and Mary Rives, Northport, Ala., and Anderson Weekes, New York, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. David Little, is deceased.

Memorials may be made to Feed The Hungry, PMB 636, 220 N. Zapata Hwy. #11, Laredo, TX 78043-4464.

 

Guy

  Christine Elizabeth Guy, 81, of Midway, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born May 16, 1924, in Davistown, she was the daughter of the late Bessie and Albert Guy. She was a member of Historic Midway Second Christian Church, where she served as deaconess.

Survivors include a sister, Dora Brooks, Lexington, six sons, Fred Jackson, Eugene Guy, Arnie Guy, Paul Guy, and Jerry Guy; four daughters, Charlesanna Guy-Scott, Bessie Martin, Debra Robinson, and Nancy Hocker; 28 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. A son, Charles Guy, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Historic Midway Second Christian Church. Smith & Smith Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to the church.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Hamilton

  Margaret E. Martin Hamilton, 85, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Royal Manor Nursing Home, Nicholasville.

Born Jan. 8, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Dolpha Rainey Martin. She retired from St. Joseph Hospital in 1984 after over 25 years of service. She resided at Margaret Hall Manor in Versailles for over 20 years and was a member of the North Middletown Christian Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Scott, Lexington, Bernice Corman, Nicholasville, and Sue Curd, Versailles; a son, Nelson Hamilton Jr., Brodhead; seven grandchildren, Sherry Faulkinham, Mike Scott , Teresa Brown, Jackie Corman, Trina Gray, Carrie Seiter, and Ethan Curd; 13 great-grandchildren, and her former husband, Nelson Hamilton Sr.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 17, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Chaplain Jim Harrison. Interment will follow at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jessamine County. Casket bearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons, Ethan Curd, Mike Scott, Jackie Corman, Beau Brown, Cody Brown, and Josh Corman.

 

Harris

  Patsy Jewell Gross Richardson Harris, 69, of Lexington, widow of Russell B. Harris, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Neville and Katie Gross. She was a retired nurse at Shriners Hospital and co-owner of Blooming Miracle Florist. She was a 1953 graduate of Lafayette High School, a 1972 graduate of Appalachian School of Nursing, and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Steve Richardson, Versailles, and Tom and Joe Richardson, both of Lexington; a daughter, Tina Ginter, Lexington; two stepsons, Guy Harris, Harrodsburg, and Bradley Harris, Glendale, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Tammy Wheeler, Lexington; 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and a brother, Neville Gross Jr., Lexington.

Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 11, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Harris

  Russell B. Harris, 72, of Lexington, widower of Shirley L. Harris and Patsy G. Harris, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Beverly and Mary Harris. He was the retired owner of R.B. Harris & Son Contractors and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Guy Harris, Harrodsburg, and Bradley Harris, Glendale, Ariz.; a daughter, Tammy Wheeler, Lexington; three stepsons, Steve Richardson, Versailles, Tom Richardson and Joe Richardson, both of Lexington; a stepdaughter, Tina Ginter, Lexington; six grandchildren, and 11 step-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 11, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tim Stephens, Jerry Stephens, Mike Foster, Jim Reeves, Mike Wylie, Brad Becker, Jessee Padgett, and Heath Trester.

Contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 345, Frankfort, KY 40602.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Kitchen

  David K. Kitchen, 69, of Frankfort, husband of Naomi Stivers Kitchen, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at his home.

A native of Martinsville, Ill., he was the son of the late Russell and Mildred Chrysler Kitchen. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a former teacher and chairman of the social studies department at Lawrenceville, Ill., Township High School. He was the executive director of the Kentucky Commission for Children and Youth in the early 1970s, director of admissions and student financial aid at Midway College, and assistant vice president of the policy owners service division of Kentucky Central Life Insurance Company. He was a member and former deacon of the First Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Mallory, Weyers Cave, Va., and Rachel Nipper, Georgetown; a sister, Gayle O’Rourke, Marshall, Ill.; a brother, Phil Kitchen, Arthur, Ill.; and five grandchildren. A brother, Ronald Kitchen, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the First Christian Church by the Rev. Dawn Montgomery. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were kara Butler, Jennifer Foust, Doug Kitchen, Nancee Kitchen, Brad O’Rourke, Elizabeth Richey, John Tackett, and Matt Tackett. Honorary bearers were Aaron Mallory, Caleb Mallory, Josiah Mallory, Micah Mallory, Walker Nipper, Mary Simmons, Brooks Talley, and members of the Self Risin’ Hospitality Small Group.

Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church building fund, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Lindsay

  John Thomas Lindsay, 99, of Versailles, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 at the Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles.

Born July 20, 1906, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Robert and Hallie Smith Lindsay, and had been a farmer.

Survivors include a sister, Ida Lee Craig, Midway; and two nephews, Bob and Kenny Carpenter, both of Ohio.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home. Burial will follow at the Midway Cemetery. Visitation will be at Taylor Manor on Friday from 11 a.m. until service time. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

 

McEachin

  Lucy Smith McEachin, 86, of Lexington, widow of C. B. McEachin, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at her residence.

She was a native of Birmingham, Ala., where she attended Birmingham Southern College. She was a longtime member and Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church and later moved to Crestwood Christian Church to join her grandchildren. She also taught kindergarten at the Lansdowne Club.

Survivors include her children, Charla McEachin, Charleston, S.C., Clare McEachin, Cathy McEachin, and Charles Benjamin McEachin III, all of Lexington, and Neil McEachin, Versailles; six grandchildren, Christina Mainous, Lexington, Brandon Leibel, Charlotte, N.C., Christopher Buxton, Auburn, Ala., Clare Pieratt, Charlotte, N.C., and Mack McEachin and Luke McEachin, Versailles; five great-grandchildren, Jackson, Carlye, Remy, Lucy Kate, and Carsyn. A brother, Neil Childress Smith Jr., is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 19, at Crestwood Christian Church. A private committal service was held in the Lexington Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bellewood Presbyterian Home for Children, P.O. Box 23309, Anchorage, KY 40223, and Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

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