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November 17, 2011



Douglas Eugene Buffin, 67, of Frankfort, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.

Born Feb. 10, 1944, in Frankfort, he was the son of the late Chester Sea and Betty Searcy Buffin. He served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and received a Combat Infantryman Badge. He was a member of VFW Post 4075, American Legion Post 67, Disabled American Veterans 40 & 8, BPOE Elks, the Frankfort Mustang Club, and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was also a graphic artist for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Annette Smith, Nicholasville; a son, Dwight Seacil Buffin, Nicholasville; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Turner, Wyatt Turner, Railey Woods, Jessica Buffin, and Garrett Buffin; and two great-grandchildren, Audrianna Michele Culver and J.D. Culver.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 17, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Bro. Randall Myers. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Dwight Buffin, Wyatt Turner, Barry Smith, Huey Ross, and Chris Searcy. Honorary bearer will be John Howard.

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Vicki Lynn Fackson, 47, of Versailles, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.

She was a 2010 graduate of Sullivan College.

Survivors include her father, William (Nancy) Fackson; her mother, Carolyn (Glenn) Brooks; a son, Stephen (Andrea) Lathrem; a daughter, Jessica (Brian) King; five grandchildren, Nathan, Elliot, Paichence, Doc and Abby; three brothers, Edward (Sonia) Goforth, Todd (Joyce) Fackson, and Michael Kane (Erin) Brooks; two sisters, Kim Ann (Jason) and Traci (Mike Evarts) Brooks; and other family members. A brother, Sam Goforth, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 12, at Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville. Burial was in the Wilmore Cemetery.

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Charles Joseph Hellmann, 85, of Louisville, husband of Judy Hellmann, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011.

Born Sept. 28, 1926, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Harry and Hilda Weiss Hellmann. He served with the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Korean War, was a member of the University of Kentucky Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, and was an employee for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the human resources department.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Angela Stachnik, Louisville; two sons, Chris Hellmann, North Carolina, and Rick Hellmann, Louisville; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Rosie Brauch and Jean Mersch; and a brother, Dick Hellmann.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Frankfort, by Fr. Charles Howell. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Chris Hellmann and Rick Hellmann.

Donations may be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

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Jennifer L. Hockensmith, 59, of Frankfort, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.

Born Jan. 29, 1952, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Robert Henry and Thelma Yeary Hockensmith. She was an employee of Monoplast.

Survivors include a daughter, Melanie Hockensmith, Frankfort; a son, Stephen (Christa) Hockensmith, Frankfort; two grandchildren, Hayden Cammack and Hannah Hockensmith; and two brothers, George White and Tommy White. Two brothers, Terry White and Glenn White, are deceased.

A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Midway Cemetery by Fr. Charles Howell. Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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