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November 21, 2002

 

Chapman

Marcella Hill Chapman, 79, of Versailles, wife of Bill Chapman, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at her home.

Born in Fayette County, she was a daughter of the late George D. and Margaret Trimble Hill, and was a long time devoted member of the Clover Bottom Baptist Church. She had attended Asbury College in Wilmore, and was an avid historian. She was well known for her knowledge of families and historical relevance of the southern end of Woodford County. She was a former Sunday school teacher, had been active in the Women's Missionary Union, was a member of the Mayme Prather Sunday School Class, and had assisted with authoring the history of the Clover Bottom Baptist Church. She was a former correspondent for the Woodford Sun, and had been an active 4-H leader.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Hope Chapman Elliott, Jessamine County; three sons, Spurgeon Chapman, Holly Chapman, and Howard Townsend Chapman, all of Woodford County; five grandchildren, J. W. Elliott, Kendall Elliott, Elizabeth P. Chapman, Clara Madison Chapman, and Christopher L. Hayes; and two brothers, Wilbur Hill, Woodford County, and Robert Hill, Connecticut.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at the Clover Bottom Baptist Church by the Rev. Don Reed and the Rev. DeWayne Brewer. Interment was at the Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were Mark Hill, John Hill, J. W. Elliott, Danny Jackson, Danny Gene Jackson, and Harry Hartley.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to St. Joseph Hospital Home Health Care. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Cox

Lewis Cox, 72, retired educator and administrator in the Woodford County Schools, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, at his home on Mundys Landing Road.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Tullie and Christine Wilson Cox. He was a member of the Clover Bottom Baptist Church for over 60 years, had been a Sunday school teacher, and was church treasurer at the time of his death.

Mr. Cox held the longest tenure as a school administrator in the state of Kentucky, with 42 years of service at the time of his retirement in 1994. He had a masters degree in education and Rank 1 from Eastern Kentucky University. He began his career in education as a teacher in Anderson County. He then served in various capacities in the Woodford County Schools, including principal at Woodburn Elementary, at Mortonsville Elementary, where he also coached basketball, and ended his career as Director of Pupil Personnel. He was a past officer in the Kentucky Association of School Administrators and served as a former general campaign chairman and several times as education chairman for the United Way of Woodford County. He was for many years the Director of the Woodford County School Welfare Fund, and showed a strong compassion and commitment to those children whose lives he touched.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Jean Prather Cox of Woodford County; two daughters, Karen Jean Lacefield, Lawrenceburg, and Sharon Rebecca McFall, Albany.; four grandchildren, Amber Lynn Lacefield, Rachel Beth McFall, Matthew Michael Lacefield, and Zachary Mark McFall; two brothers, Tommy Cox, Woodford County, and Kenneth Cox, Nicholasville; and an aunt, Pearl Sewell, Woodford County. A sister, Elsie Jane Cox Boulanger, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Wilkins. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mark Cox, Clinton Cox, Steve Cox, Miles Cobb, Brian Cox, and Eric Cox. Honorary bearers were James "Dick" Chapman, Dr. Joe D. Gormley, Charles Dawson , and Robert Burkich.

 

Goodlett

James Allen Goodlett, 78, of Wilmore, widower of Margaret Goodlett, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at the VA Hospital, Cooper Drive, Lexington.

Born March 13, 1924, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Leslie and Betty Jones Goodlett. He was a retired driver for Brumfield Hay and Grain.

Survivors include three sons, Gene Goodlett, Gordon Goodlett, and Everett Goodlett; two daughters, Betty Willis and Missy Goodlett; two sisters, Gladys Preston and Thelma Ratliff; nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. A son, Donald Goodlett, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at the Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home by the Rev. Troy Morrison. Burial was in the Wilmore Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jeff Goodlett, Michael Goodlett, Anthony Goodlett, David Willis, David Brumfield, and Rodney Moss. Honorary bearers were Vindy Goodlett, Rose Goodlett, Mary Beth Willis, and Elana Goodlett.

 

Hose

John Sterling Hose Sr. 63, of Versailles, husband of Jeanne Currens Hose, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at his home.

Born in Oak Park, Ill., he was the son of the late Herbert William and Floralette Janet Potter Hose. He was raised in Cynthiana, Ind., and was a member of the Lutheran Church. He held a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Inter American University, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He was an engineering technical advisor for D. T. Industries of Dayton, Ohio, and was a former employee of International Business Machines in both California and Lexington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John Sterling Hose Jr., Versailles; a daughter, Angela King, Versailles; four grandchildren, Ashley Taylor King, Austin David Meyers, Victoria Hose, and John Sterling Hose III; and a niece and nephew, Carrie and Greg Hose of Michigan. A brother, Wayne Dwight Hose, is deceased.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. David Duggan. Friends may call after 2 p.m., one hour prior to services on Dec. 7.

Memorials are suggested to Woodford Humane Society.

 

Linville

Arthur Linville, 88, of Lexington, widower of Virginia Linville, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Cambridge Place Nursing Home.

Born in Versailles, he was retired from the Veterans Hospital and Eastern State Hospital. He was a member of the Woodford Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Linville and William Linville, both of Lexington; a granddaughter, Cathy Linville; and a great grandchild.

Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by the Rev. Dwayne Walker. Entombment was in the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

 

Balis Mullins

Balis “Mutt” Mullins, 70, of Lexington, husband of Clara Mayo Mullins, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Carter County, he was the son of the late Raymond and Nettie Marcum Mullins. He was a retired building construction foreman for Eubank and Steele, and was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kay Howard, Lexington, and Sandy Lamb, Lancaster; two sons, Garry Mullins, Versailles, and Jerry Mullins, Grayson; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; four brothers, Glenn Mullins, Robert Mullins, Homer Mullins, and Billy Joe Mullins, all of Carter County; and two sisters, Hazel Hall and Sue Mullins, Carter County.

Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road by Pastor Dwayne Walker. Burial was in the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Mike Johnson, John Walls, Kirk Tinsley, Greg Hays, Mike Howard, and Don Lamb.

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

 

Carl Mullins

Carl Daniel Mullins, 62, of Lexington, husband of Anna Craiger Mullins, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at the VA Medical Center, Cooper Drive, Lexington.

Born in Whitesburg, he was the son of the late Charlie and Bertie Sturgill Mullins. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a former insurance agent for Lincoln Income, a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Carl Mullins II, Versailles; three daughters, Serena Margaret Stanley, Partridge, Regina Michelle Stewart, Augusta, Ga., and Medina Mariearle Mullins, Lexington; two brothers, Leonard Mullins, Ada, Mich., and James Paul Mullins, Hutchinson, Kan.; two sisters, Goldie Engle, Jenkins, and Jewell Ballou, Irvine; and seven grandchildren, Tabitha Stanley, Charlie Stanley, Carl Mullins III, Samuel Mullins, John Mullins, Alexander Stewart, and Laura Stewart.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road by Pastor Lohn Johnson. Burial was in the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

 

Stith

Stephen Thomas Stith, son of Corey T. and Jennifer Stith of Versailles, was stillborn Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Zachary Wooden; his maternal grandmother, Royetta Martin, Frankfort; maternal grandfather, Jack Ford, Leitchfield; and paternal grandparents, Thomas Clay and Bonnie Stith.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at the Rose Crest Cemetery by the Rev. David Sabella.

Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

 

Willis

Lawrence Willis, 76, of Lexington, widower of Mary Belle Willis, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002.

Born March 18, 1926, in White Oak, he was the son of the late Troy and Ida Willis. He was retired after 39 years as a farm manager for the University of Kentucky and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member and honorary lifetime elder at Mt. Eden Christian Church, Spears.

Survivors include a sister, Anna Ruth Rogers, Franklin, Ohio; two daughters, Brenda Willis, Nicholasville, and Nancy McMahan, Carrollton; five sons, Ray Willis, Lexington, Arnold “Shorty” Willis, Lexington, Jerry Willis, Versailles, Mike Willis, Nicholasville, and Gary Willis, Lexington; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by Bro. David Williams. Burial was in the Athens Cemetery, Casket bearers were his grandsons, Kim Willis, Mark Willis, Jerry Willis Jr., Eric Willis, David Willis, Brian Brundage, Troy Brundage, and Jonah McDaniel. Honorary bearers were the deacons and elders of Mt. Eden Christian Church.

Memorials are suggested to the Bluegrass Christian Men’s Fellowship, P.O. Box 23102, Lexington, KY 40523.

 

Wash

Edith English Wash, 79, of Phoenix, Ariz., widow of James Scott Wash, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, of cancer.

Born Dec. 11, 1922, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Pugh English and Nannie Carmack English. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Jacqueline Scott Nied and Janice Sharron Bridges Brooks; a son, James Francis Wash; seven grandchildren, Richard Scott Nied, Christopher James Bridges, Kristin Sharron Wash, Thomas Edward Nied, Ethan James Wash, and Emily Elyce Wash; a great granddaughter, Ashley Scott Nied; a sister, Betty Bertha English Devers; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at the Central Methodist Church, Phoenix. Burial was in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

 

Woeber

Edith Margaret Weisenberger Woeber, 80, of Lake Worth, Fla., widow of Carl Eugene Woeber, died Wednesday Nov. 13, 2002.

Born in Midway Sept. 5, 1922, she was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. She retired after 25 years with the Division of Family Services and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Garden Club and was an honorary Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include four children, Carl Phillip Woeber, Jupiter, Fla., Stephen Eugene Woeber, Sarasota, Fla., Lawrence Woeber, Jupiter, and Ann Louise Woeber Kenney, Matthews, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; three sisters. Mary Louise Martin, Lexington, and Elizabeth Bright and Lillian Ann Bozarth, both of Midway; and a brother, Phillip Weisenberger, Midway.

A funeral mass was conducted at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lake Worth, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002. Graveside services were conducted at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery.

 

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