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Versailles, Ky.


 

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November 27, 2002

 

Arnold

Mattie C. Caise Arnold, 82, of Lexington, wife of Kenneth Arnold, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late James and Mattie Caise. She was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Betty Hamilton and Mattie Jean Hughes Hawkins Fife; four grandchildren, Kirk Hawkins, Robin Hawkins-Wright, Daniele Bond, and Charles Fife; five great grandchildren, Alissa, Raven, Alana, Journey, and Sir; five sisters, Bessie Jones, Virginia Shelby, Nannie Clayborne, Elizabeth Caise, and Helen Beatty; four brothers, James Caise, Joseph Caise, Herbert Caise, and Felemer Caise; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Three brothers, Isaac, David Lee, and John Caise, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Evergreen Baptist Church by the Rev. G.M. Smith. Burial was in Cove Haven Cemetery.

 

Brown

Alice Louise Brown, 82, of Versailles, widow of William Allen Brown Sr., died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late John Issac and Alice Devine Johnson, and was a member of the Polk Memorial Baptist Church, Mortonsville.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Richardson, Versailles; two sons, John I. Brown, Cleveland, Ohio, and Andre D. Brown, Lexington; a sister, Ann McDuffie, Georgetown; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Donald Townsend and the Rev. Floyd Greene. Interment will follow at the Polk Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, Mortonsville. Casket bearers will be T. J. Jackson, Terry Jackson, George Scearce, Joe Hobbs Jr., Robert Brown, and George Troxler.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Estes

Edward Estes, 78, of Frankfort, husband of Ollie Estes, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at his residence.

A native of Furnace, he was the son of the late Charles and Carrie Barnes Estes. He was the groundskeeper for Juniper Hills Country Club, and was a retired farmer and caretaker for Sunset Memorial Gardens for 18 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jean Estes Neal, Versailles; three sons, Tommy Estes and John Estes, both of Frankfort, and Randy Estes, Lawrenceburg; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Three sisters, Dora Gross, Helen Griffin, and Irene Banks; and five brothers, Lonnie, G.B., Lemon, Damion, and Eddard Estes, are deceased.

There were no services. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Clark-Sunset Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County Chapter.

 

Fox

Harold D. Fox of Versailles, formerly of Lexington, husband of Mary Walker Fox, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Middlesboro, he was the son of the late Henderson F. and Florence Davis Fox. He was a retired transmission engineer after 35 years with Kentucky Utilities. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he was a Triangle Fraternity member, and was a lifetime member of the UK Alumni Association. He was a member of the Professional Engineers and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served five years in the Pacific with the 25th Division. He received a Bronze Star and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 30 years. He was a member of the Park United Methodist Church and attended Immanuel Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Edward Fox, Lake Junaluska, N.C.; a nephew, Kent Queen, Versailles; and several other nephews and nieces. A brother, Eugene Fox, and a sister, Mildred Nolan, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by the Rev. Walter Price. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

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

 

Hensley

Bennie R. Hensley, 61, of Versailles, husband of Peggy Young Hensley, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at the VA Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Clay County, he was the son of the late Dan and Mae McNamara Hensley. He was an accountant for 25 years for the Diebold Corporation, and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Stephen Berton Hensley, North Carolina, and Brian Scott Hensley, Ohio; three sisters, Lela McWhorter, Ohio, JoAnne Watts, Texas, and Sarah Ferris, Ohio; two brothers, Charles Hensley, Ohio, and James Hensley, Nevada; and five grandchildren, Elly, Maddy, Logan, Benny Ray, and Trent Hensley.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at the Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. William Marcum and Bert Hensley.

Donations may be made to the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

 

Laye

Freddie Laye, 64, of Versailles, husband of Effie Manley Laye, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at his residence.

Born in Woodford County June 26, 1938, he was the son of the late Logan Lay and Ida Bell Hicks. He was a retired forklift operator for Cloud Concrete, and was a member of the Fintville Community Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Doris Hall, Midway, Freda Pelfrey, Harrodsburg, Judy Carpenter, Lexington, and Carol Blackford and Mary Jo Overstreet, both of Versailles; two sisters, Hazel McKinney and Shirley Hamilton, both of Versailles; a brother, Coy Lay, Versailles; 13 grandchildren, Bobby, Michael, Sheila, Kristi, Ronnie, Devin, Christina, David, Austin, Katie, Richard, Tina, and Nikki; two step-grandchildren, Kayla and Misty; three great grandchildren, Ki, Victoria, and Little Man.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by Brother James Bowman and Bobby Rice. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Earl Boyd, Johnny Downs, Joe Patton, Mike Sams, Allen Perkins, and Brent Dean. Honorary bearer was Melvin Bishop.

 

Morton

Tina Ruby Morton, 65, of Versailles, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Morton and Loretta Adams Morton. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sisters, Mabel Newsome, Louisville, and Beatrice Morton, Versailles; six brothers, Ottis Morton, Versailles, Kenneth Morton, Lexington, Willis Morton, Versailles, Bobby C. (Lloyd) Morton, Rineyville, Arvil Morton, Versailles, and Wallace Morton, Louisville. A sister, Sadie Buffin, and four brothers, Paul, Noah, Virgil, and Aster Morton, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Bill Brumley and the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were her brothers.

 

Neat

Sadie M. Neat, 74, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, widow of Lewis Neat, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Pittman Wilson. She had been a homemaker and farmer.

Survivors include two daughters, Bessie Woodman, Georgetown, and Marsha Kendrick, Lexington; three sons, David Neat, Lexington, and Ollie Neat and Tim Neat, both of Lawrenceburg; and nine grandchildren. Two sisters, Sidney Sutherland and Rennie Peavley; and six brothers, Lish, Clyde, Elmer, William, Ollie, and Oliver Wilson, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Steven Neat, Brandon Neat, Bryan Lathrem, Elzie Sutherland, Welby Sutherland, Bobby Neat, Jeffery Neat, and Kelly Lathrem.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Peek

Jessie Lee Stewart Peek, 78, of Versailles, a retired 28-year employee of Phillip Morris Inc. in Louisville, widow of Clifton Peek, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Dora Willoughby Stewart and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Van Pelt, Versailles, and Barbara Hinton, Pekin, Ind.; two sons, Charles Peek, Peninsula, Ohio, and David Peek, Lexington; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. James Allen. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Charles Peek, Bill Williamson, John Van Pelt, James Hinton, Mark Hinton, Tommy Hinton, and Robert Hinton.

 

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