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November 30, 2006



Margaret F. Alexander, 89 of Lexington, widow of Wilmore Alexander, died Monday, Nov. 20, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Born in Pinckard, she was the daughter of the late Amos Faust and Margaret Littrell Faust. She was a retired bus driver for the Fayette County Schools.

Survivors include two daughters, Terry Carrington and Patty Sanders; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A son, William "Bill" Alexander, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 25, at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, was in charge of arrangements.



George R. Brown Jr., 82, of Lexington, husband of Nora Walker Brown, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of the late George Robert and Henrietta McComb Brown. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and a graduate of American International College. He was a director of Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Company for over 34 years, and was active in the Westfield, Mass., YMCA.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Russell Brown, Springfield, Mass.; two daughters, Alison Brown, San Jose, Calif., and Kristen Francis, Versailles; two sons, Alan Brown, Hollister, Calif., and Keith Brown, Erlanger; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Wesley Noss. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, 2050 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504.



Flossie K. Carpenter, 94, of Harrodsburg, widow of Frank C. Carpenter, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg.

Born Oct. 11, 1912, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Minnie (Devine) Kirkland. She was an elder emeritus at Burgin Christian Church, a former choir member and active in the Christian Women's Fellowship for many years. She was a volunteer at Haggin Memorial Hospital and was a private tutor. She had taught school at Madison, Jefferson, and Mercer county elementary schools.

Survivors include a daughter, Ellen Grayce Hellard, Versailles; two sisters, Martha K. Davis, Harrodsburg, and Elsie K. Freeman, Harrodsburg; and a nephew and several nieces.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Mandy Yates and Jeanette Lukas. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Casket bearers will be Michael Simms, Milward Dedman, James Wheeler, Fred VanArsdall, Curtis Bailey, Troy Watson, Mark Reiss and Edwin Freeman. Visitation will be today from noon until the time of service at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Mercer County Library, Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330, or Burgin Christian Church, 300 West Main Street, Burgin, KY 40310.

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Troy Edward Furlong, 35, of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Versailles, husband of Jennifer Jackson Furlong, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006.

Born in Fayette County, he was the son of Jerry and Joan Peyton Furlong and a member of Woodford Christian Church.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Chelsea Jackson, Florida; a son, Cameron Furlong, Florida; a sister, Karla Staley, Lancaster; and numerous other family members.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 30, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. David Shoot. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Memorials are suggested to Troy Furlong Memorial Fund, c/o ECSI, 340 South Broadway, Suite 200, Lexington, KY 40508.

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Joan Hall Hornback, 90, of Bardstown, formerly of New Haven, widow of Roscoe Hornback, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at Windsor Gardens Nursing Home in Bardstown.

Born March 3, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Alvah G. Hall and Stella L. Seward Hall. She worked for the Old Bardstown Transfer Line and later retired from Heaven Hill Distillers. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed working in her yard and with her flowers

Survivors include three sons, Roscoe E. "Gene" Hornback, Versailles, Joseph Ralph Hornback, Lexington, and Phillip Andrew Hornback, Lexington; a daughter, Mary Elaine Humphrey, Louisville; five brothers, Louis Hall, Bardstown, Marvin Hall, David Hall, Raphael Hall, and Larry Hall, all of New Haven; two sisters, Theresa Browning, Louisville, and Joyce Greenwell, Bardstown; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A son, James Randall Hornback; two brothers, Andrew Hall and Lawrence Hall; and four sisters, Pauline Clark, Martha Hall, Betty Cecil, and Regina Stewart, are deceased.

A Mass of Christian burial was conducted Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the St. Catherine Catholic Church in New Haven. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in New Haven. The William R. Rust Funeral Home in New Haven was in charge of arrangements.



Christine Bailey C. Howard, 84, widow of Earl "Buddy" Howard, Sr., died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Griffith Bailey. She was retired from National Distillers after 35 years of service, a member of Belleview Christian Church, VFW Post 4075 Ladies' Auxiliary, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Carl, Versailles; a son, Harry Cunningham, Frankfort; two stepchildren, Earl Buddy Howard, Jr., Frankfort, and Greg Howard, Lexington; five grandchildren, Billy Cunningham, Georgetown, Harry Cunningham IV, Florida, Michael Cunningham, Frankfort, Tracie Nagel, Versailles, and Bobby Carl, Jr., Versailles; four step-grandchildren, Dawn Welch and Melinda Watts, both of Frankfort, Jason Howard, Louisville, and Shannon Hager, Nashville; 12 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary B. Hartley, Versailles. Three sisters, Nellie Weber, Minnie Flora, and Margaret Turner; and a brother, George R. Bailey, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Greg Howard. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Billy Cunningham, Mike Cunningham, Bobby Carl Jr., Ted Nagel, Donnie Watts, Jason Howard, and Danny Welch. Honorary bearers were Denise Cunningham, Tracie Nagel, Dawn Welch, Melinda Watts, Shannon Hager, Emmi Howard, Rita Dale, James Hartley, Bobby Carl, Ronnie Wise, John Feamster, John Mauer, and Bobby Gaines.

Contributions are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 12305 Hurstbourne Parkway, Suite 225, Louisville, KY 40222.



Edna Mae Owens Luttrell, 84, widower of Bennie Carl Luttrell, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at Kenton Health Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Terrill and Lucy Winchester Owens.

Survivors include three sons, Leslie Luttrell, Wayne Luttrell, and Velber Luttrell; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Two sons, Carl and Eulin Luttrell, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 23, Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Estill Everman. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery.

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Lucille Hisle Moores, 81, of Lexington, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Richmond, she was the daughter of the late William Joseph and Susie Coates Hisle. She attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from Fugazzi Business College. She was a disaster coordinator for the American Red Cross and a disaster specialist coordinator for the National Red Cross. She was a member of Southland Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Sue Ritchie Patton, Georgetown; two grandchildren, Stephanie Lee, Evansville, Ind., and Angela Gribbins, Versailles; and nine great-grandchildren, Emily, Alyssa, Michael, Tae-Jin, Soo-Jin, Jake, Cole, Erin and Ariel. Three brothers, William Edwin Hisle, James Hisle, and Joseph Hisle; and three sisters, Helen Hisle, Katherine Peele, and Josephine Elam, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 27, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Ked Frank. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Rick Sheehy, George Davidson, Sam Bates, Dr. Larry Trimmer, Henry Cook, Dr. Gary Stewart, and Ed Brady.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bluegrass Chapter of the National Red Cross, 1450 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511.



Andrew Self, 27, of Versailles, son of Robert and Melody Self of Versailles, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2006, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 30, 1979, in Maryville, Tenn.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, William David "Billy" Self, Versailles, and Johnathan Reed Self, Lexington; and his paternal grandfather, George David Self, Tennessee.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, which will be followed at 6 p.m. by "A Time of Sharing," led by Fr. Raymond Stratman.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Humane Society.

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Barbara Jo Lowery Williams, 63, of Nicholasville, wife of Marion Wesley Williams, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006.

Born June 30, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Sanford and Elva Bea Corman Lowery. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and the Jessamine County Homemakers.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Steven Wesley Williams, Marion Shelby Williams, and Joe Shannon Williams, all of Nicholasville; five grandchildren, Breanna Shea Williams, Nicholasville, Whitney Lynn Williams, Danville, Kassie Renae Williams, Nicholasville, Katie Jo Williams, Versailles, and Wesley Kade Williams, Ashland; a great-grandchild, Evan Tuggle, Danville; three sisters Joyce Hurt, Nancy Hicks, and Hazel Saylor; and other family members. A brother, Timothy Wayne Lowery, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Betts & West Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Becknell. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Glenn Smith, Herb King, Bert Jones, Kevin Becknell, Wayne Taylor, Tom Jennette, and Wayne Becknell. Honorary bearers were members of the adult class of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the American Heart Association.



Kara Beth Willoughby, infant daughter of Joshua and Melissa Rarden Willoughby of Nicholasville, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2006.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Ronald and Amy Rarden, Versailles; her maternal great-grandparents, Michael and Virginia Shea, Versailles; and her paternal grandparents, Linda Locker, Danville, and Kenneth Willoughby, Lancaster.

Private graveside services were conducted at the Pentecostal Fellowship Cemetery, Lancaster, by the Rev. David Elgin.

Donations may be made to the Kara Beth Willoughby Memorial Fund at Community Trust Bank location.



Mary E. Wright, 78, of Versailles, widow of Omer Wright, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Feb. 24, 1928, n Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late John and Carrie Lane Pennington. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Versailles. She had worked at the Barrett Sewing Factory and was a retired Kuhlman Electric employee.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Miracle, Lexington; two sons, Paul Wright and J.T. Wright, both of Versailles; four sisters, Louise Wethington, Flora Smith, and Gladys Pettyjohn, all of Versailles, and Lucille Patrick, Mt. Sterling; five grandchildren, Richie Miracle, Allison Williams, Bradley and Blake Wright, and Chris Wright; six great-grandchildren, Ann-Marie, Katie and Caroline Miracle, and Autumn, Austin and Dustin Williams. A son, Larry R. Wright, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday Nov. 28, at the Church of God of Prophecy by Bro. Ken Lyle. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Richie Miracle, Bradley Wright, Blake Wright, Chris Wright, Scott Williams, and Jerry Gardner. Honorary bearers were Ralph Myers, Ted Voils, Clarence Miracle, Billy Lay, Wes Thompson, and John Bowman. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Church of God of Prophecy Steeple Fund.

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