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November 3, 2011



Crystal Michelle Amosson, 37, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, in Versailles.

Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of Fred D. Amosson and Mary Margaret Bryant Amosson of Versailles.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sons, Michael Glenn Amosson and Dylan Chase Amosson, both of Versailles; two brothers, Anthony Michael Amosson, Lexington, and Jerry Ray Amosson, Versailles; a granddaughter, Lily Grace Amosson; and her grandmother, Ruby Bryant, Versailles.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Jack Saylor. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Timmy Stinnett, Sherman Cole, Jamie Barker, Shawn Brown, Josh Hurt, Bruce Haack, Marion Bryant, William Haack, and Raymond Bryant.

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Shelby Berger, 79, of Versailles, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.

Born Feb. 16, 1932, in Irvine, he was the son of the late Walter and Lena Chaney Berger. He was a farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War.

Survivors include a daughter, Geneva Brown, Versailles; two sons, Larry Berger, Georgetown, and Dean Berger, Ohio; a sister, Geneva Harris, Versailles; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. by Pastor Victor Slatten. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Larry Berger, Dean Berger, Larry Dale Berger II, Glen Berger, Gary Dean Berger, and Wayne Harris.



Helen Bizzack, 78, of Frankfort, widow of Lawrence Bizzack, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.

Born Nov. 14, 1932, in Ashland, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Elizabeth Adkins Collins.

Survivors include a sister, Loretta Fuller, Rush, Ky.; a brother, Nelson Collins, Ashland; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by David Hensley. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Elmer Fuller Jr., Bill Sykes, W.D. Parker, Nelson Collins, Justin Collins, and Barry Norfleet. Honorary bearer was Lewis Bizzack.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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John C. Darsie III, 49, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at the Markey Cancer Center Hospice Unit.

Born at Sewart Air Force Base, Tenn., he was the son of Jenny F. Darsie of Lexington and the late John C. Darsie Jr. He attended Transylvania University and was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He worked for 10 years at The Mansion at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington before joining Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, Fayette County, in 1996 as an agent. He also became an active member of St. Johnís Episcopal Church in Versailles, where he participated in various charitable activities and served as co-chair of the Roger Reeves Golf Tournament to benefit children in the Woodford County Reading Club.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, John Patrick Darsie, Lexington; a brother, Jeffrey L. Darsie, Baltimore, Md.; two aunts, Judy Parente, Falls Church, Va., and Janet Pay, Pasadena, Texas; an uncle, William L. Flynn, Cumming, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; the mother of his son, Lisa Darsie, Lexington, and her mother, Sheila Easton, Frankfort; and his stepmother, Gay Elste Darsie Glenn, Versailles. An uncle, Glenn Flynn, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at St. Johnís Episcopal Church, Versailles, by the Rev. Dr. Philip C. Linder. Honorary casket bearers will be Robert Fugate, Tim Downey, Matthew Barry, Tim Miller, Michael Davis, Mary Legge, Carrie Johnson, Debbie Canter, and Janet Young. Milward Funeral Home, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, the Markey Cancer Center, or the St. Johnís Episcopal Church Reading Club.



Tammy Lynn Galik, 47, of Versailles, wife of John Galik, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at her home.

Born in Hyden, she was the daughter of Colleen Lewis Feltner and Gillous Feltner. She was a respiratory therapist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Tori Brockmeyer, Richmond; and three brothers, Joey Lewis, Bayfield, Colo., Christopher Asher, Louisville, and Earl Dean Lewis, Hyden. A brother, Gary Lewis, is deceased.

A service of remembrance was conducted Monday, Oct. 31, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.



Debra Sue Garnett, 56, of Lexington, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.

She was a daughter of the late James O. Sr. and Margaret "Peggy" Glass Garnett.

Survivors include two brothers, James O. (Vicki) Garnett Jr., Harrodsburg, and Doug (Sharlene) Garnett, Lexington; two sisters, Beverly (Jim) Raisor, Lexington, and Teresa (Chuck) Newman, Versailles; seven nieces and nephews, Brandon, Danielle, Glenn, Maggie, Tommy, Lauren and Sarah; a great-niece, Annabelle, and a great-nephew, Nash.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 3, at Hillcrest Memorial Park.



Elizabeth Reynolds Haden, 80, of Lexington, wife of Charlie Haden, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Agnes Houp Reynolds. She graduated from Wilmore High School and Crump Commerce College. She was retired from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering. She was a Kentucky Colonel and a longtime member with BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Service International). She was a lifelong member of the First Church of the Nazarene, as well as a secretary there prior to being with UK. She enjoyed animals and gardening.

In addition to her husband of 61 years, she is survived by four children, Teresa (Richard) Stephenson, Deborah (Dan) Wanta, Keith (Brenda) Haden, and Ruth (Al) Helton; six grandchildren, Robert Keith Haden, Christopher Ryan Haden, Laura Elizabeth Helton (Matthew) Kelly, Shelley Leanne Steiner, Carrie Lelan Helton, Charles Andrew Steiner; and a great-grandchild, Austin Joseph Haden. Two brothers, Gib and Cal Reynolds, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, by the Rev. Will Jones. Entombment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Robert Haden, Ryan Haden, Andrew Steiner, Matthew Kelly, Garry Reynolds, and Larry Reynolds.

Contributions may be made to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504.



Charlene M. Harris, 73, of Versailles, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011.

Born Nov. 1, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Martha Ellen and Garrett Bourne. She was also preceded in death by her beloved Aunt Mattie and Uncle Bernard Hagerdon. Ms. Harris graduated from Fugazzi Business College. She was employed for eleven years with the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital and for 31 years with Kentucky State Department of Human Resources.

Survivors include two aunts, Fannie Medley and Amy Reeves, along with many cousins. She is also survived by close friends, LaVonne and Starr Byarlay and Curtis Vickers. Ms. Harris was a member of both the First Christian Church in Versailles and Cramer and Hanover Church of Christ in Lexington. Her faithful prayer ministry touched many lives.

Funeral services were conducted by ministers Marcus Lynn and Bennie Hill on Mon. Oct. 24, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Woodford Humane Society, 890 Troy Pike, Versailles, KY 40383.

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William Hurst "Bill" Marcum Jr., 73, husband of Cecilia Marcum, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born Nov. 28, 1937, he was the son of the late William Hurst and Gertrude Campbell Marcum. He served in the U.S. Air Force and pastored for 40 years, most recently serving the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters; and three brothers.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, by Bro. Todd Lester. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 1220 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles, KY 40383.



Virginia Hale Workman, 81, of Midway, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.

Born in Salyersville, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Elizabeth Wireman Hale.

Survivors include two daughters, Del Redmond and Patsy Laird, both of Michigan; four sons, Mark Workman, Midway, Homer Paul Workman, Versailles, Thomas Workman Jr., Florida, and Philip Workman, Georgia; a step-brother, Bobby McKee, Florida; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A son, D.C. Workman, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Mark Workman. Interment will follow in the Midway Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 3, at the funeral home.

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