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November 24, 2004

 

Burge

Edward Marshall Burge, 41, of Wilmore, formerly of Frankfort, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, at his home after a short illness.

A native of Frankfort, he was the son of Don and Miriam Burge of Frankfort. He was employed by Atlantis Plastics in Nicholasville and was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Frankfort.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Walter Burge, Lexington; a sister, Elizabeth Burge Gibson, Versailles; and two nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at Rogers Funeral Home, Frankfort.

 

Caise

James Louis Caise, 79, of Lexington, widower of Zuetta Minor Caise, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Hospital.

Born Dec. 21, 1924, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late John Elmer and Katie Evelyn Caise. He was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Versailles.

Survivors include three children, Michael Louis and Gregory Wayne Aikens, Lexington, and Jacqueline Ruth Kirk, Atlanta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Dorian and Tierra Kirk, Atlanta, Ga.; six sisters Nannie Bland, Ruth Garner, and Anna K. Caise, Versailles, Virginia Sledge, White Plains, N.Y., and Martha Robinson and Mary Ough, Berkeley, Calif.; two brothers, William P. Caise, Nicholasville, and Paul Caise Sr., Lexington; an aunt, Nellie Creth, Lexington; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Two brothers, John E. and Robert E. Caise, are deceased. Smith & Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Collins

Agnes Collins, 86, of Versailles, widow of Harold C. Collins, died Tuesday, Nov., 16, 2004, at her residence.

Born in Richmond, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Martha Jane Stocker Hill.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children, Neville Collins, Lexington, Joyce Nelson, Burgin, Kenneth Collins, Georgetown, Charles Collins, Paris, Tommy Collins, Versailles, and Jane Carol DeMarino, Arlington Heights, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road by the Rev. Bro. J.T. Rafferty. Burial was in the Paris Cemetery. Casket bearers were his grandsons.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Franklin County, 124 W. Todd Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Flora

Mary Clay Johnson Flora, 82, of Ryley Court, wife of Cecil M. Flora, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004.

Born in Montgomery County, she the daughter of the late Walter and Rose Long Johnson. She was a member of the Mt. Edwin United Methodist Church and former seamstress at Barrett's Sewing Factory.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Eva Mae Wise, Frankfort, Thelma Jean Flora, Versailles, Joan Gail Bryan, Louisville, and Rebecca Lynn Flora, Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Cecil Wayne Flora, Lexington; three sisters, Jewel Compton, California, Ann Gunter, Versailles, and Dorothy Arthur, Georgetown; two brothers, Tom Johnson, California, and James Johnson, Lexington; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Alex Hershey and the Rev. Carl Jones. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Dave Farney, Sean Bryan, Corey Bryan, Shane Wise, David Sutherland, and Henry Fannin.

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Goins

Patricia "Pat" Eaves Goins, 66, of Versailles, wife of Edward Goins, died Sat., Nov. 20, 2004 at her residence.

Born July 19, 1938, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Morris Owen and Verna Rogers Eaves. She was a group leader for Texas Instruments for 42 years and was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Theresa Nave, Versailles; two sons, Raymond Edward Goins, Versailles, and Timothy Dale Goins, Versailles; three sisters, Laura Edwards, Versailles, Marcey Creech, Frankfort, and Sarah Curry, Carlisle; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. A daughter, Vicki Goins Hartley, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill by the Rev. Tom Hinkle and the Rev. Lewis Seward. Burial will follow in Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Josh Potts, Raymond Goins II, Jason Courtney, Jordan Goins, Tommy Hartley, and Tommy Potts.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Guenther

Jennifer Lee Guenther, 39, of Versailles, wife of Steven R. Guenther, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of Helen Parker Burch and Tony Burch. She was a homemaker and a member of the Woodford Community Christian Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by three sons, Jeremy, Brandon, and Jonathon Guenther, all of Versailles; a grandson, Ryan Guenther; special aunts, Marilyn Burton and Diana Hughes; and an uncle, Jerry Parker.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Harrodsburg Road. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Joshua and James Hughes, Jack Burton, Don Ellis, and Wayne and David Parker.

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McMurray

Stanley McMurray, 89, of Lexington, widower of Goldie Lee McMurray, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at his residence.

Born in Versailles, he was retired from the University of Kentucky printing company and was a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by a son, Alan McMurray, Lexington.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street by the Rev. Kenneth Thompson. Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 12-2:30 p.m. today.

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

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Penn

Randall Garland Penn, 62, of 813 Mildred Street, husband of Judy Ellen Craig Penn, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004.

Born Aug. 10, 1942, he was the son of the late Garland J. Penn and Cecil Dunn Penn.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Randall Penn and Robert Penn, both of Anderson County, and Steven Penn of Versailles; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby Joe Penn, West Carrollton, Ohio, and David Penn, Millville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There were no memorial services. The body was donated to the research program at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center and will be cremated at a later date.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Price

Carl Wesley Price, 78, of Lexington, former owner of Price's Cycle Company and husband of Norma Charlotte Price, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004.

Born in Robinson County, he was the son of the late Ernest and Nancy French Price. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, he was a member of the American Motorcycle Association, was an avid fisherman, and served in the Navy during World War II in Guam and at Iwo Jima.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Mike Price, Florence; a daughter, Gloria Jean Halter, Versailles; a brother, Emory Dee Price, Lexington; four grandchildren, Jacob Halter, Andrew Halter, Sarah Price, and Claire Price; and a step-grandchild, Mariah Wellman.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by Chaplain Tony D. Stinnett. Burial will follow at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County.

Memorials may be made to the Thomson-Hood Veteran Center, 100 Veterans Drive, Wilmore, KY 40390.

 

Qualls

Marie Gilkison Qualls, 78, of Lexington, wife of Ed Qualls, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter to the late Henry and Fannie May Parker. She was a member of Gardenside Christian Church. She was retired from Central Baptist Hospital.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Tom Gilkison, Lexington, Gary Gilkison, Versailles, and Eddie C. Qualls, Marietta, Ga.; three daughters, Wanda Brooks, Lexington, Shirley Logdon, Harrodsburg, and Laura Biffle, Irving, Texas; a sister, Anna Payne, Raleigh, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A son, Richard Qualls, is deceased. Visitation will be from 5 - 9 pm Monday at.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by the Rev. David Fee. Entombment was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

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Updike

Minnie Ann Baxter Updike, of Versailles, widow of Ollie Updike, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late John and Lula Baxter. She was a retired IBM employee and enjoyed the arts and nature.

Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Reed, Versailles; two grandsons, Stephen Reed and Joseph Reed; four great-grandchildren, Nikki and Lori Powell and Hannah Stappe and Caleb Reed. A brother, Leslie “Bud” Baxter, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Carl Jones. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Donnie Maples, Donald Lee Woodard, Joseph Reed, Ray Sturgeon, Jamie Morrison, David Sturgeon, and Stephen Reed.

 

Wash

Buddy Allen Wash, 69, of Frankfort, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.

A native of Franklin County, he was the son of the late Robert Allen Wash and Jodie Francis Wash, He was a retired 23-year employee of G.E. Jones Plastics, and had worked for 16 years with Central Screw and one and one-half years in the construction business. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include a son, Tony Allen Wash, Millville; a daughter, Victoria Wash Bryant, Versailles; a brother, Wendell Douglas Wash, Frankfort; a sister, Linda Sams, Frankfort; two grandchildren, Nathan Keith Freeman, Lexington, and Alexis Nicole Wash, Frankfort; several nieces and nephews; two step-grandchildren, Jeffrey C. Bryant, Versailles, and Stacey D. Bryant, Versailles; and a great-granddaughter, Felicity Bryant, Versailles. Two sons, Daniel Martin Wash and William Keith Wash; a brother, James Robert Wash; and two sisters, Mary Lynne James and Lavon Wash, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Harrod Bros. Memorial Chapel by the Rev. David Mensher. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jerry Rhodes Jr., Charlie Baesler, David Mitchell, Rickey Caudill, Jay Sams, Scotty Lee, and Johnny Carpenter. Honorary bearers will be Tony Wash, Nathan Freeman, Larry Bryant, Kenneth Chism. Military Honors will be observed at the graveside by the V.F.W. Post #4075.

 

Williams

The Rev. James Williams, 85, of Lexington, widower of Gladys Williams, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004.

Born March 12, 1919, in Versailles, he was the son of the late James Williams Sr. and Maggie Samuels. He attended Virginia State College and eventually earned a doctor of divinity degree. He pastored churches in Tennessee Detroit, Mich., Austin and Dallas, Texas, and built the Revelation Baptist Church in Gary, Ind. He returned to Lexington over six years ago. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, but attended Pilgrim Baptist Church upon his return to Lexington.

Survivors include five daughters, Gladys Hill, Gertrude Callaway, Nan Collins, and Maggie White, all of Lexington, and Shirley Duskin, Cincinnati, Ohio; a son, Zakee-Hasan Abdus-Sabor, Lexington; two sisters, Hazel Scott, Dayton, Ohio, and Virginia Lawson, Lexington; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A brother John Arthur, and a daughter, Carole Payne, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday Nov. 20, 2004, at Pilgrim Baptist Church by the Rev. H.R. Smith. Smith & Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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