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November 2, 2006

 

Clemons

Dr. Merle Stanley Clemons, 79, of Lexington, widow of Levi Merrill, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006.

Born July 5, 1927, in Hardy, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas E. and Fannie Elswick Stanley. She graduated from Berea College received her doctorate in education and economics from the University of Kentucky. She taught at Belfry High School, the University of Kentucky, Midway College, and Georgetown College. She retired from teaching at Georgetown College in 1992.

Survivors include two daughters, Vikki Clemons, Ft. Thomas, and Susan Mobley, Lexington; a son, John Clemons, Lexington; eight grandchildren, Chelley, Aimee, Jason, Joshua, Rachel, Whitney, Rhiannon, and Caleb; three great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Lauryn, and Kody; a sister, June Dawson, Versailles; and several nephews and nieces. A son, Stanley Gil Clemons, and a sister, Odessa Snyder, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 31, at W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

 

Cole

The Rev. Hobert Monroe Cole, 80, of Berea, husband of Betty Ann Terry Cole, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center after a short illness.

Born Aug. 12, 1926, in Lee County, he was the son of the late Troy and Mary Abney Cole. He was a retired carpenter and had lived in Madison County the last 20 years. He was a minister and one of the founders of the Sandfield Pentecostal Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Lois Jean Hall, Versailles, Rita Carol Puckett, Illinois, and Charlotte Ann Osborne, Versailles; two sons, Dale Monroe Cole and Marshall Lee Cole III, both of Versailles; three sisters, Freida Flinchum, Nannie Ross, and Clara Stamper, all of Lee County; two brothers, Gess Cole and Luther Cole, both of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Two sister, Mattie Townsend and Mossie Jane Cole; and four brothers, J.T., James, Clyde, and Marshall Lee Cole III; a grandchild; a great-grandchild, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home, Irvine, by the Rev. Kevin Phillips. Burial was in the Cobb Hill Cemetery.

 

Goodrich

Cheryl “Sherry” Lynn Goodrich, daughter of Albert and Edna Knox of Millville, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at her residence in Lexington.†

Born in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., she was employed in law enforcement.†

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two daughters, Angela Harvey, Ft. Huachuch, Ariz., and Lisa Dews, Frankfort; two brothers, Danny Knox, Versailles, and Keith Hays, McKee; and a granddaughter, Alaina Rae Hellard.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Gosser

Maria Louise “Dolly” Smith Gosser, 95, formerly of Frankfort, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at the Baptist Home East in Louisville,

Born July 24, 1911, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Bud and Nora Smith. She was a farmer and member of the Highland Christian Church and the Woodlake Homemakers.

Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews. A sister, Hazel Smith Shaw; and six brothers, Cassius Smith, Jeff D. Smith Jr., Albert Smith, George Robert Smith, Breck Smith, and John Noel Smith, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 28, at Rogers Funeral Home by the Rev. Scott Storie. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Billy Wright, Danny Smith, Jeff D. Smith IV, Joe Conway, Brady Bowen, and George Robert Smith.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Highland Christian Church.

 

Gunther

Dorothy Marie Duncan Gunther, 84, of Versailles, widow of Herbert L. Gunther, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at her residence.

Born March 17, 1922, in Paris, she was the daughter of the late William and Pearl Briley Duncan. She retired after 37 years with Texas Instruments as a return analyst and was a member of the Versailles Methodist Church. She was also a life member of the VFW Post # 4075 Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Rodney “Peewee” Conner, Lexington, and Patty Long, Versailles; a sister, Sarah Mae Duncan Handy, Owenton; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Peggy Jane Manley Conner; three brothers; and three sisters, are deceased

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 30, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Bishop James Allen and the Rev. Randy Hill. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Ashley Chilton, Buddy Chilton, Loren Lancaster, Bill Beverly, Dr. David LaSheen, Kenton Cable, Daniel Preston, Dale Richardson and Clayton Manley. Honorary bearers were PFC. Joshua N. Conner, Ray Caldwell, James “Jay” Gilbert, Craig Richardson, and Matthew Brandenburg.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass Franklin County Chapter.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Hulette

Mildred Wainscott Hulette, 80, widow of Lewis H. Hulette, to whom she was married for almost 63 years, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at her home.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Cora Hensley Wainscott. A graduate of Fugazzi Business College, she had worked for several years at Standard Products and Texas Instruments.†

Survivors include a son, Rick Hulette, Versailles; Jerome Holland, Lexington, whom she had raised; five grandchildren, Ron Hulette and Tina Herron, Lexington, and Lloyd Hulette, Jackie Stone, and Chance Hulette, Versailles; and seven great-grandchildren, Quince Barnett, Brittany Hulette, Gracie Stone, Kayla Combs, Brook Barnes, Hailey Hulette, and Levi Stone.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Bobby Lakes. Interment will follow at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Ronnie Dennis, Kenny Roberts, Randy Stone, Jay Herron, Quince Barnett, and Cleo Wafford. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 2, at the funeral home.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Hutchins

Beulah Simpson Brown Hutchins, 91, widow of Joseph C. Hutchins, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at Heritage Hall in Lawrenceburg.

Born Dec. 31, 1914, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Clark and Leona Watts Simpson. She was a retired employee of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a member of the Crestwood Baptist Church, and a member of the Young at Heart Group.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Brown, Lawrenceburg, and Gene Brown, Frankfort; a brother, John Simpson, Woodford County; five grandchildren, Scott Brown, Mark Brown, Stacey Brown Ewalt, Melody Sanderson, and Gene Clark Brown; nine great grandchildren, Jason, Brandon, Evan, and Spencer Brown, Whitney, Ryan, and Brooke Ewalt, Barrett Sanderson, and Conner Brown; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 30, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Wallace Kent and the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Scott Brown, Mark Brown, Hobart Hearn, John Wayne Simpson, Gene Clark Brown, Jason Brown, Brandon Brown, and Doug Simpson.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences can be made at www.clarkfuneralchapel.com.

 

Kincaid

Jamie Lee Kincaid, 27, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006.

Born in Franklin County, he was the son of Joe Graham Kincaid. He was a plumber with 21st Century Plumbing and HVAC.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his grandmother, Mary Jane Bain, who raised him; a special aunt, Amanda Westerfield; Maria Kincaid, the mother of his children; three daughters, Rebecca Jane Kincaid, Dakota Lee Ann Kincaid, and Amanda Joe Kincaid; three sons, Ryan Austin Estes, Jacob Norris Kincaid, and Jamie Lee Kincaid Jr.; three sisters, Jessica Holton, Joyce Nicole Reed, and Paige Soard; a brother, Ryan Curtis Rayburn; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 2, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. James Bowman. Interment will follow in Rose Crest Cemetery.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

True

Johny True, 68, of the Thomas Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, after a long illness.

Born Oct. 7, 1938, in Winchester, he was the son of the late Jesse McGowan True and Mary Frances Parido True. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and was retired from IBM/Lexmark and a member of Southland Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, John Keith True, Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Michelle Rene True, Chicago, Ill; two grandchildren, Katharine Elaine and Alexander Marchal True, Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Virginia Lee True Robinson, Versailles; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and aunts.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, Oct. 30, at the Winchester Cemetery Pavilion. Casket bearers were Steve Gay, David Orr, Steve Robinson, Don Robinson, Wayne Boyd, Ryan Boyd, and Wayne Riddle.

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

Guest book at www.scobeefuneralhome.com.

 

White

Homer Manuel White, 86, of Lexington, husband of Violet Ward White, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at his residence.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Amos Manuel and Mattie Bundy White. He was a retired design technician for the Lexington Blue Grass Army Depot. He was a member of Gardenside Baptist Church and a deacon emeritus, and a member of the Piano Tuners Guild, and had served with the U.S. Army during World War II. After his retirement from the Blue Grass Army Depot, he was a piano and organ technician.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, the Rev. Henry White, Elizabethtown, and Greg White, Lexington; a daughter, Pam Dale, Versailles; a sister, Dorothy McGee, Hollywood, Fla.; five grandchildren, Paul Melton, Lexington, Sarah Farris, Lexington, Billy Dale, Louisville, Katherine Dale, Versailles, and Amy Campbell, Lexington; and three great-grandchildren, Sommer Melton, Grace Melton, and Elizabeth Farris. A brother, Joe White, and a grandson, Henry Matthew White, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 30, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by Dr. John Landon and the Rev. James E. Heard. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Blue Grass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

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