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November 22, 2006

 

Christian

Anna E. Christian, 79, of 105 Margaret Hall Manor, widow of Curtis Wray Christian Sr., died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at the Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Lawrence County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Fred Edward and Lily Geneva Krumm Besco.

Survivors include a daughter, Yvonne Brown, Proctorville, Ohio; two sons, Daniel A. Christian, Versailles, and Curtis Wray Christian Jr., Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Frieda Schmidt, Coal Grove, Ohio; a brother, Fred Besco II, Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

There were no services or visitation per Mrs. Christianís request. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Woodford County Library.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Clark

Joe Clark, 84, of Frankfort, husband of Jean Clark, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006.

Born May 24, 1922, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Dutch and Dora Newton Clark. He was a welder, farmer, a member of the Millville Baptist Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Debbie Gilbert, Frankfort; two sons, David and Ronnie Joe Clark, both of Frankfort; a sister Mildred Sutherland, Georgetown; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Melvin and Charles Clark, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Jeff Douglas and the Rev. Mike Hambrick. Burial will follow in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jerrod, Todd, Aaron, Rick and Gary Clark, and Troy and Brent Gilbert.

Memorials are suggested to Millville Christian Academy, c/o Millville Baptist Church, 5590 McCracken Pike, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Ham

Ann Christine "Teeny" Ham, of Versailles, wife of Robert L. Ham, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home. Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Mary Catherine Thorton Egalite. A retired project manager with IBM, she was a graduate of St. Catherine's Academy, a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, a member of the Tano Club, and chairman of the United Way for several years. She enjoyed entertaining, crocheting, reading, and tending her flowers. A former ballerina, her greatest passions in life were dancing and her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Steven Ham, Versailles; two daughters, Barbra Richeson, Lexington, and Jenny Sharp, Whitehorn, Calif.; three grandchildren, Bre Ximenes, Ocala, Fla., Lynsey Brooke Ham, New Orleans, La., and Jason Ryan Ham, Versailles; two sisters, Agnes Wilford, Lexington, and Regina Mason, Lexington. A brother, Bill Egalite, and a sister, Mary Catherine Barkman, are deceased.

A funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 22, at St. Paul Catholic Church by the Rev. Frank Sherry. Entombment will be in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Frankfort or Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles.

 

Montgomery

Lloyd Dudley Montgomery, 80, of 814 Pheasant Lane, husband of Jeanette Curd Montgomery, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Oscar Otto and Odetta Frances Kirk Montgomery. He was a retired Texas Instruments employee and Woodford County farmer, a member and deacon of the Palomar Baptist Church, and had been a Sunday school teacher for many years.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by three daughters, Marcia Crutcher, Paducah, Willia Lee Talley, Lebanon, and Karen Tafoya, Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters, Maxine Gibson, Lexington, and Wanda Baker, Versailles; seven grandchildren, Brent Crutcher, Jennifer Lynn Talley Stoltz, Dennis Lee Crutcher, Susan Talley Murphy, Amanda Talley Johnson, Scott Talley, and Jesse Lafoya; and five great-grandchildren, Timothy and Madison Murphy, Christopher and Tristan Stoltz, and Will Crutcher. Two sisters, Jewell Gaines and Willa Guyn; and two brothers, James and Paul Montgomery, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. James Heard and the Rev. Brian Goard. Interment will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Brent Crutcher, Dennis Crutcher, Scott Talley, Jesse Tafoya, Jason Stoltz, Richie Murphy, and Brian Johnson. Honorary bearers will be the deacons of Palomar Baptist Church, Gary Curd, Lynn Glass, Harold Tracey, Bill Goodwin, Dwight Montgomery, Robert Chilton, Clyde Reeves, and John Reynolds.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 or to the Latitude Artistís Community, 167 Saunier Street, Lexington, KY 40507, for Mr. Montgomeryís niece, Beverly Baker, in support of her professional art career.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Morgan

Ronald Eugene Morgan, 57, of Midway, husband of Alice Faye Morgan, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, after a long illness.

Born in Scottsville, he was the son of the late Carle E. and Dorothy E. Lyle Morgan. A U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, he was a service engineer for Sun Micro Systems for 30 years and was a member of the First Church of God in Frankfort.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Nicholas Lee Morgan, Lexington; a daughter, Amber Lynn Morgan, Lexington; two step-children, Jeffrey Edward Sparks Jr. and Jennifer Mammie Dennis; five grandchildren, Lauren Alyson Hanna Sparks, Landen Shawn Dennis, Joshua Clarke Barnard, Krista Lynn Sparks, and Kelsey Brook Sparks; a sister, Vikke Lynn Morgan Harper; three brothers, Gary Neal Morgan, Paul Wesley Morgan, and Jimmy Roger Morgan; a niece, Brandy Jo Morgan Jones; three great-nieces, Morgan, Madison, and Molly Jones; all of Scottsville; and many step-nieces and step-nephews. A brother, Danny Ray Morgan, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 20, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Bro. Sam Glenn and Bro. Paul Matte. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass-Frankfort, 124 W. Todd, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Reed

James Mickey Reed, 75, of Woodford County, husband of Nola Carr Reed, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late George and Rebecca Harrod Reed. A well-known Woodford County farmer for over 59 years, he was an alumnus of Lafayette High School. In addition to farming, he enjoyed fishing, baseball, and spending time with his family. He was an active member of the Forks of the Elkhorn Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife of over 55 years, he is survived by three children, Lola Jane Durbin, Midway; Robin Reed, Versailles, and Rick Reed, Versailles; a brother, John Reed, Covington; six grandchildren, Christy Marshall, Midway, Griff Reed, Versailles, Joshua Reed, Versailles, Patrick Gilkison, Paducah, Bruce Reed, Lexington, and Heather Shelton, Versailles; six great-grandchildren, Caylee, Carson, Gracie, Issac, Dillon, and Lexie; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Henry Reed and Lewis Reed, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Todd Lester and the Rev. Bill Adcock. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Bill Godby, Marvin Swinford, Allen Gip Carr, Tom Rose, Tommy Lippert, and Jack Kain. Honorary bearers were Christy and Tim Marshall, Griff and Julie Reed, Josh Reed, Patrick Gilkison, Bruce Reed, Heather Shelton, John Carr, Gayle Tipton, Connie Tipton, Judy Rose Estes, Ann Watkins, Frank Marcum, Arvin Webster, Gene Gatewood, Harlan Whitaker, Gene Atha, Ben Crain, Billy Wright, Jerry Gardner, Robbie Gardner, Pat Kain, Bobby Gaffney, Vernon Leach, John M. Reed, Doc Rice, and Scott Davis.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Brain Injury Association of Kentucky (BIAK), 7410 New LaGrange Road, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40222, or to Forks of the Elkhorn Baptist Church Building Fund, 495 Duckers Road, Midway, KY 40347, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

 

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