The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


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November 26, 2003



Raymond L. Caudell, 64, husband of Diane Young Caudell of Hifner Road, Woodford County, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at his home.

Born Oct. 18, 1939, he was the son of Emily Caudell of Lexington and the late George Edward Caudell. He served three years in the U. S. Army and was a police officer on the Fayette County Police Department from 1965-1970. He conducted private investigations until 1975 at which time he joined the Boynton Beach Police Department and retired as a sergeant. He returned to Kentucky with his wife and daughter and established their home in Woodford County.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Heather Carpenter, Versailles; a grndson, Gabriel Ray Carpenter; a brother, Lloyd Caudell, Lexington; four nephews, Lou Caudell, Bozeman, Mont., Scott Caudell, Boynton Beach, Fla., and Adam Caudell and Jimmy Mathis, both of Lexington; a niece, Andrea Mudd, Lexington; and great nieces and nephews, Tiffany, Megan, Aimee, Benjamin, Jonathan, and Zachary.

A memorial service was conducted at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Memorial contributions are requested to be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Flora Lee Brothers Drury, 90, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Russell Gordon Drury, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at Heritage Hall Care Center.

A native of Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Tyler and Jessie Jennett Brothers. She was a former employee of Texas Instruments and a member of Fairview Christian Church and the Senior Ladies Sunday school class.

Survivors include three sons, Garland Drury, Lawrenceburg, Donnie Drury, Washington County, and Cliff “Buster” Drury, Harrodsburg; two sisters, Lucille, Bloomfield, and Plumie Hoskins, Willisburg; a brother, Naman Brothers, Versailles; 18 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. A son, J.R. Drury; a daughter, Gayle Drury Peach; two sisters, Laura Sea and Fannie Barnett; and a brother, Frank Brothers, are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by Bro. Steve Drury and Bro. Ronnie Hupp. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.



Hazel Lloyd McCullough, 87, of Lexington, widow of the Rev. Jack A. McCullough, a former pastor of the First Christian Church of Versailles, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway.



Valeria Raisor Redden, 84, of Frankfort, widow of Louis Redden, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at her residence.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Lula Osbourne Raisor. She was a homemaker, a member of the Farmdale Baptist Church, the Three Links Rebekah Lodge #48, and the Franklin County Senior Citizens.

Survivors include three daughters, Irene Redden Thompson, Frankfort, Janice Redden Allen, Liberty, and Eleanor Redden Jones, San Antonio, Texas; a son, Ben Redden, Newburg, Ind.; a brother, J.T. Raisor, Lexington; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers will be David Redden, Jay Thompson, Deron Thompson, Jason Blue, Matthew Allen, and Landon Clark. Honorary bearers will be Daryl Thompson, Janelle Clark, and Karen Blue.

Donations may be made to the Franklin County Senior Citizens.


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