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November 22, 2000 issue

 

Alice C. Bowman

Alice Catherine Bowman, 59, of Lexington, widow of Wade Bowman, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at the Hospice Care Center.

Mrs. Bowman spent most of her life working with people who had mental disabilities.

She is survived by a sister, Carol Knief, Vero, Beach, Fla., and two sons, John Zani, Lexington, and Tony Zani, Versailles.

Memorial services were conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the New Life Christian Church, Lexington, by Pastor Ken Jones. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass. The Pruitt Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Patricia A. Dunn

Patricia Ann Dunn, 47, of Nassau, N.Y., formerly of Woodford County, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, in New York of an apparent cardiac condition.

She was an assistant horse farm manager for New York Senator Howard Noland.

She is survived by her husband, James Morgan Dunn Jr., of Nassau; a daughter, Jamie Marie Dunn, Morehead; two sons, James Michael Dunn and Patrick Allan Dunn, both of Nassau; her parents, Paul and Mary G. Breeden, Leitchfield; a sister, Paula Breeden, Leitchfield, and three brothers, Ricky, Terry, and Dale Breeden, all of Leitchfield. Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 19, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Larry Joseph. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were John Updike, Johnny Wayne Updike, Thad Gruess, Ed Gruess, Jason Gordon, Nello Panico, Mike Winkle, and Glenn Dunn.

 

Margaret F. Fisher

Margaret Frances Downey Fisher, 89, of Midway, widow of Samuel Porter Fisher, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Mrs. Fisher was the daughter the late Charles and Hattie Lewis Downey. She was a retired secretary of the IBEW, Lexington. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church, where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher and treasurer, was president of the WMU, and was active in many other church departments. She was named a Kentucky Colonel in 1963 under Gov. Bert Combs.

Mrs. Fisher is survived by a stepson, Joe Fisher, Midway; two granddaughters, Sharlotte McClanahan Hager, Nicholasville, and Vickie McClanahan Comley, Conway, S. C.; two great-granddaughters, Sarah and Jennifer Comley, of Conway; two stepgranddaughters, Donna Fisher Forman and Betty Biddle, Lexington; a stepgrandson, Samuel K. Fisher, Canfield, Ohio; three step-great-granddaughters, Megan Forman Miller, Amanda Forman Hale, and Erin Forman Endicott; two great-grandsons, Joseph and William K. Fisher, of Canfield, and two great-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Benjamin Miller, Georgetown. A daughter, Shirley McClanahan Hager, Lexington; four brothers, Dallas, Raymond, Andrew, and Joseph Downey; and a sister, Dorothy Downey Lurty, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Mark Johnson. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Mitchell Johnston, Jason Miller, Clark Hale, Vance Hutsell, Patrick Rooney, William Sutton, Samuel Fisher, and Sean Endicott.

 

Doris E. Gaines

Doris Ethelyn Smith Gaines, 75, of Versailles, wife of Woodford County Property Valuation Administrator Jim Owen Gaines, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born in Lexington Aug. 5, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Hobart and Ethel Carter Smith. Mrs. Gaines was a member of the Versailles First Christian Church, where she was a member of Pathfinders. She was also a member and former secretary of the Woodford Hospital Auxiliary, a member of Mortonsville Homemakers, and a former president of Woodford County Homemakers. Mrs. Gaines was also a former Brownie Troop leader and a Woodford County Fair judge.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Deedee Roach, Midway; Donna Gaines, Versailles, and Linda Tipton, Frankfort; a sister, Betty Coomer, Lexington; a brother, Alvin Smith, Lexington; five grandchildren, Christie Caldwell, Jamie Caldwell, David Caldwell, James Roach, and Elizabeth Roach; a great-grandchild, Garrett Goettel; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Don Vanzant. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jim Roach, Chester Tipton, Jamie Caldwell, David Caldwell, Charles Leigh, Geoffrey Reid, and James Benjamin Roach. Memorials are suggested to Woodford Health Care, Amsden Ave., Versailles 40383.

 

Fredric C. Hageman

Fredric Charles "Chuck" Hageman, 50, of Lexington, husband of Debbie Grayson Hageman, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000.

He retired from the Lexington Fire Department after 27 years of service and was also employed by Quest Diagnostics Lab.

Born in Dayton, Ky., he was a son of the late Fred and Mary Hageman. He attended the Church of the Savior and served with the Navy Seals, Team Two.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Greg Hageman, Lexington; a daughter, Missy Hageman, Lexington; and two sisters, Gloria Kenney, Lexington, and Debbie Hunter, Versailles. A brother, Harry "Butch" Walton Jr., and a sister, Mary Lee Stewart, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington, by Chaplain Stewart Dawson and the Rev. Steve Pearson. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Larri Grimes, Ron King, Howard Staley, Lyndall Large, Tim May, and Bernie Short. Honorary bearers were members of the Lexington Fire Department. Memorials may be made to Toys for Tots, c/o Fraternal Order of Firefighters, 1008 B Eastland Dr., P.O. Box 55290, Lexington 40555.

 

Ruth W. Harris

Ruth Wheat Harris, Canton, Ohio, formerly of Versailles, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000.

She is survived by two sisters, Nellie Creth and Lucille Overstreet, Lexington, and a brother, Frank Wheat, Lexington.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Brogdon & Son Funeral Home, Canton.

 

Josephine D. Johnson

Josephine Dearinger Johnson, 82, of Minorsville, widow of J. N. Johnson Sr., died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, in Georgetown following a long illness.

A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Heb and Mary Wright Dearinger. She was a retired employee of the Union Underwear Co. and was a member of the Oakland Christian Church.

Surviving are four sons, J. N. "Skeeter" Johnson Jr., Frankfort, and Marvin Douglas "Tubby" Johnson, Neville Carlos Purvis, and Hebbie Thomas Purvis, all of Stamping Ground; a daughter, Peggy Brawner, Georgetown; a sister, Kate Morrow, Midway; seven grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Harrod Bros. Funeral Home, Stamping Ground, by the Rev. P. Dean Race. Burial in the Stamping Ground Masonic Cemetery. Casket bearers were J.B. Perry, Henry Morrow, Henry David Morrow, Steve Parker, Lou Clemmons, and Jerrill S. Johnson. Honorary bearers were Bonnie Josephine Purvis, Carla Gene Miles, Yvonne DeAnn Hardin, Hebbie Thomas Purvis II, Anissa Jo Johnson, and Geneva Josephine Brawner. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 508 E. Pike St., Cynthiana 41031.

 

Jacob Allen Kendrick

Jacob Allen Kendrick, 2 years old, Versailles, son of Russell L. and Angela Moore Kendrick, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at the University of Kentucky A. B. Chandler Medical Center Hospital, Lexington.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Sean Kendrick; a sister, Allison Kendrick, and his grandparents, Donald and Carol Moore, Versailles, and Steve and Joyce Kendrick, Granite City, Ill.

Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. today, Nov. 22, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Steve Kendrick Sr. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

 

Edith M. Mitchell

Edith Mae Rawlings Mitchell, 88, of 158 West Leestown Road, Midway, widow of Leslie J. Mitchell Sr., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at the Owen County Memorial Hospital, Owenton.

She was born in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Ezekiel and Callie Metts Rawlings. She attended Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College and was a member of the Midway Baptist Church.

She is survived by five daughters, Marilyn Rigney, Margie Atwood, and Beverly Toy, all of Midway; Donna Ashley, Versailles, and Kathy Mabry, Crittenden; four sons, Edward Mitchell, Leslie Mitchell Jr., Warren E. Mitchell, and Larry Mitchell, all of Midway; a brother, Paul Rawlings, Harrodsburg; 19 grandchildren, 16 stepgrandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and several step-great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Mark Johnson. Interment was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mike Mabry, Gene Rigney, Gene Atwood, Dean Ashley, Sammy Riddle, and Mike Niedwick. Honorary bearers were Ronald Toy, Spencer Wall, Jimmy Gaunce, June Gaunce, Roger Gabbard, James Charas, and Matthew Bishop.

 

Linville F. Richardson

Linville Farris Richardson, 43, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, was found dead at his residence Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000.

He was born in Estill County, the son of Roscoe "Rocky" Richardson, Versailles, and the late Mary Beauford Richardson. He was a former employee of Ohio Valley Aluminum in Shelbyville.

In addition to his father, he is survived by a son, Jason Ray Richardson, Danville; his stepmother, Marie Richardson, Versailles; three sisters, Lillie Ashley, of Berea; Jean Florian, Lawrenceburg, and Kathy McCloud, Charleston, W.Va.; a brother, Clifford Richardson, Lexington, two stepbrothers, Don McIntosh, Lexington, and Ike McIntosh, Paris; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Estill Everman. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles.

 

Nancy M. Roark

Nancy M. Pennington Roark, 94, of Taylor Manor Nursing Home, a former resident of Craig’s Creek Road, Versailles, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000. She was the wife of Herman Roark Sr.

Born in Clark County, she was a daughter of the late William Lewis and Elfleaty Wade Pennington. Mrs. Roark had been a member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church for over 50 years and was one of the oldest members of the church.

In addition to her husband of 65 years, she is survived by two sons, Herman Roark Jr. and Floyd Roark, both of Versailles; three grandsons, Jeffrey Roark, Timothy Roark, Mark Roark; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Don White and the Rev. Tim Schindler. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford County. Mrs. Roark’s nephews served as casket bearers. Memorials contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

D. Dale Smith

D. Dale Smith, 35, of Georgetown, husband of Cherye Vickers Smith, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Georgetown Community Hospital.

A native of Midway, he was the son of Virginia Smith Kaczmarek, Georgetown, and the late Dorsey Smith. He was a 1984 graduate of Scott Co. High School and was a Trane Co. welder.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Dale Christopher Smith; a daughter, Casey Marie Smith; a brother, Jeremy Smith; two sisters, Virginia Warfield and Julie Hillard; eight nieces and nephews, and his stepfather, Tony Kaczmarek, all of Georgetown.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Johnson’s Funeral Home, Georgetown, by the Rev. Sherman Cook and Mr. Danny Hillard. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Active casket bearers were Chuck Stephens, Marvin Slemp, Johnny McKinney, Richard Jones, Randy Garrison, Randy Pettry, Dr. Ben Lyon, and Mike Rodgers. Honorary bearers were Billy Bob Benge, Danny Reed, Harold Caudill, Mark Mulder, Anthony Lewis, and Jimmy Bragg.

 

Melvin H. Smith

Melvin H. Smith, 76, Versailles, a retired electrical engineer with Cutler-Hammer/Eaton in Milwaukee, Wis., and Bowling Green, Ky., husband of Margaret J. Smith, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000.

Mr. Smith was a World War II veteran who served as a pilot in China, India and Burma. He volunteered with the Red Cross and the Girl Scouts organization and served on the Bowling Green Mental Health Board.

He is also survived by his mother, Mary G. Smith, and a sister, Marjorie Klanecky, Nebraska; three daughters, Dr. Linnea J. Smith, Peru, South America; Betsy Davis, Versailles, and Dr. Patricia Pearce, Raleigh, N. C.; and three grandchildren, Dale and Cara Davis and Amanda Pearce.

His body was bequeathed to the University of Kentucky Medical School. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles. Donations may be made to the Lexington Parkinson’s Support Group, Inc., 1704 Woodlark Ave., Lexington 40505, or Taylor Manor, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles 40383.

 

Donald Sudduth

Donald "Butch" Sudduth, 54, of Versailles, husband of Hope Sudduth, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at his residence.

Born in Franklin County, he was the son of Neville Sudduth of Frankfort and the late Lizzie Pulliam Sudduth. Mr. Sudduth was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and a retired IBM employee. He was also a U. S. Army Reserve veteran and a 25-year member of the BPO Elks, Frankfort.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by a daughter, Heather Dawn Sudduth, Lexington; a son, Donald Jay Sudduth, Frankfort; a sister, Brenda Thomas, Frankfort; and two brothers, Freeman Sudduth and Leon Sudduth, both of Frankfort.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the Versailles United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ben Hahn, to be followed by visitation and refreshments in the church’s Fellowship Hall. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to the Versailles United Methodist Church or Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County Chapter, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort 40601.