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November 8, 2001

 

Mary Cole

Mary Evelyn Shy Cole, 76, wife of Jesse A. Cole, Lexington, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Bryson and Elizabeth “Gobel” Shy. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gardenside Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, David Cole, Lexington; two brothers, Henry Shy, Frankfort, and Eugene Shy, Bowling Green; a sister, Kathryn Metts, Frankfort; and two grandchildren, Sarah and Rachel Cole.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 4, 2001, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland by the Rev. Wallace Rendel and the Rev. Butch Vernon. Interment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Contributions are suggested to the Kidney Foundation of Central Kentucky, 2417 Regency Road, Suite-B, Lexington, Ky., 40503.

 

Thomas Meads

Thomas Alvin "Hoss" Meads, of Wilmore, husband of Oreda Bobbitt Meads, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at his home after a brief illness.

A native of Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Henry Meads Sr. and Mary Day Meads.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Thomas A. Meads Jr.; a daughter, Juanita Meads Richardson; a grandson, Jaxton T. Meads; a granddaughter, Michelle Gilchriest; one great granddaughter, Kiara Booker, all of Louisville; a sister, Anna Campbell, Versailles; two brothers, Francis Meads and Jordan Meads, both of Versailles; and other relatives.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Perkins Chapel A.M.E. Church, Wilmore, by the Rev. William Crutcher. Burial was in the family cemetery. O.L Hughes Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

 

Mary Mudd

Mary Helen Jenkins Mudd, 88, of Lexington, widow of Joseph Gerald Mudd, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at the St. Joseph Hospital Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Hester Voohries Jenkins. She was a retired receptionist for Dr. T.J. Overstreet, for whom she worked for over 40 years, and secretary of the Frontier Nursing Service for many years. She was a member of Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Guild of St. Paul.

Survivors include a son, David Milton Mudd Sr., Lexington; four grandchildren, Karen L. McGaughey, Versailles, Julie A. Decker, Stacy L. Mudd, and David M. Mudd II, all of Lexington; six great grandchildren, Paul A. Long II and Michael D. Long, Versailles, C. Bradley Decker, Ft. Worth, Texas, Aimee L., Jonathan T., and Zachary D. Mudd, all of Lexington, and a niece, Linda G. McKenney, Floyd Knobs, Ind. Two sisters, Frances Beckum and Nancy Burns, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Church by the Rev. Patrick Fitzsimons. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers were David M. Mudd II, Paul A. Long II, Michael D. Long, Scott McKenney, Kent Mudd, and Danny McGaughey.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, Ky., 40504.

W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland was in charge of arrangements.

 

Clarice Newsome

Clarice Adkins Newsome, 81, widow of Gulf Newsome, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born in West Liberty, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Rhenda Dyer Adkins. She had resided with her husband in Titusville, Fla., and returned to central Kentucky following his death. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church, Titusville.

Survivors include five daughters, Barbara Henegar, Wayland, Judith Newsome, Kathy Gower, and Ellen Greer, all of Versailles, and Priscilla McCoy, Lexington; three sons, Lonnie Newsome, Oviedo, Fla., Tom Newsome, Versailles, and James Newsome, Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Bonnie Hangen, Loveland, Ohio; two brothers, Curtis Adkins and Maxwell Adkins, both of Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Randy Nation. Entombment was at the Brevard Memorial Park Cemetery, Cocoa, Fla.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Louise Noland

Louise Goodrich Noland, 73, of Lexington, widow of John Marshall Noland, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, in Lexington.

Born in Woodford County May 7, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Jennie Hippe Goodrich. She was a member of the Rosemont Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jo Helton and Nancy Poindexter, both of Lexington; two sons, John Noland Jr., Lexington, and Dan Noland, Florida; three sisters, Dorothy Jacobs, Woodford County, and Sarah Lancaster and Marge Carter, both of Versailles; two brothers, Bobbie Goodrich, Versailles, and Gene Goodrich, Woodford County; nine grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A grandson, Luke Helton; two sisters, Jennie Lee Conway and Jo Ann Lewis; and three brothers, Wallace, Charlie, and Oscar Franklin Goodrich, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, by the Rev. Steve Gehring and the Rev. Earl VanWinkle. Burial was at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Jerry LaClair, Shirley "Jake" Jacobs, Ray Goodrich, Wally Goodrich, Wendell Combs, and Glenn Moore M.D. Honorary bearers were Carol "Red" Wallace and Bill Drake.

 

Polly Norris

Polly Ethel Norris, 92, retired Bourbon County Hospital housekeeper, widow of Jimmie Norris, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001.

Born Aug. 25, 1909, in Bath County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Nettie Linville Hunt. She was a member of the Paris Church of Christ.

Survivors include five daughters, Nancy Thompson, Dayton, Ohio, Louise Raleigh, Edmond, Okla., Ethel Moreland, Georgetown, Wanda Combs, Paris, and Sandi Norris, Dry Ridge; four sons, Jimmie Norris, Millersburg, Julian Norris, Georgetown, Henry Norris, Paris, and Bobby Ray Norris Sr., Paris; two brothers, George Hunt, Midway, and James Hunt, Lexington; a sister, Nettie Barnes, Berea; 24 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Two daughters, Betty Belcher and Glenda Norris; and three sons, Adrian, Virgil, and Alvin Norris, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at the Paris Church of Christ by the Rev. Jay Thornell. Interment was in Machpelah Cemetery, Mt. Sterling. Casket bearers were Alan Norris, Norman Frye, Samuel Norris, Alvin Combs, Jamie Norris, Johnny Norris, and Bobby Norris Jr. Honorary bearers were her grandchildren.

 

Paul Olds

Paul W. Olds, 81, of Frankfort, husband of Louise Tracy Olds, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late John W. and Cordelia Cardwell Olds. He was a retired employee of Schenley Distillery with 40 years of service, a World War II veteran, a member of the American Legion, a life member of the VFW and Disabled American Veterans, and a member and deacon of Evergreen Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Paul B. Olds, Frankfort; a daughter, Debra Lynn Holland, Prestonsburg; a sister, Edna Johnson, Shepherdsville; five grandsons; and three great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home, Frankfort, by the Rev. Lee Eames and the Rev. Wallace Kent. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Military honors were presented at graveside by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4075. Casket bearers were Jeff Olds, Kevin Olds, Chris Olds, Wes Holland, and Kevin Cardwell. Honorary bearers were the deacons of Evergreen Baptist Church and members of the Adult Men’s Sunday School class.

Contributions may be made to the Evergreen Baptist Church Bus Fund, c/o the church.

 

Howard Platt

Howard “Buster” Platt Sr., 85, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, husband of Clara Platt, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at VA Medical Center, Lexington.

Born in Lexington Dec. 16, 1914, he was the son of the late Stanley and Bessie Ramsey Platt. He was a member of the Christian Church, and was the former owner-operator of Jim Ramsey Sign Company, Lexington. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Wayne L. Platt, Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Margaret Schansberg, Louisville; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. A son, Howard “Bus” Platt Jr., is deceased.

Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, in the Versailles Cemetery by the Rev. Randy Nation. Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

 

The Rev. Benjamin Rice

The Rev. Benjamin Rice, 83, a visiting evangelist, husband of Josephine Callins Rice, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Fort Hamilton Memorial Hospital, Fort Hamilton, Ohio.

Born March 18, 1918, in Versailles, he was the son of the late John Henry and Florence Boswell Rice. He served in the U.S. Army and subsequently moved to Hamilton, Ohio. He enrolled in the Temple Bible College Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1974.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Juanita Rice Morton; a granddaughter, Rhonda Morton; a brother, Forrest Hunter Rice; three sisters, Kittie Rice Collins, Jennie Mae Rice, Versailles, and Mary Rice Greene, Trotwood, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Israel Baptist Church, Hamilton. Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Home, Hamilton, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Ernest Rose

Ernest Wellington Rose Jr., 88, of Versailles, retired farmer and father of Lou Rose, Illinois, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001.

No services were scheduled.

Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

 

Geneva Southworth

Geneva Ruth Southworth, 64, of Midway, formerly of Georgetown, wife of Jerry Southworth, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Bluegrass Community Hospital, Versailles.

Born April 26, 1937, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Spencer and Carma Brown Spencer Manley. She was a retired employee of Texas Instruments and a member of the Great Crossing Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Jerry Southworth Jr. and James Southworth, both of Georgetown; a brother, Herman Spencer, Lexington; a sister, Juanita Ritchey, Versailles; five grandchildren, Jessica Final, David Aaron Southworth, Justin Southworth, Lara Katelyn Southworth, and Jennifer Southworth; and a great grandchild, Ryan Cade Final.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home. Burial was in Crestlawn Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Aaron Southworth, Justin Southworth, Mark Final, Chuck Nations, Ray Ritchey, and Earl McDonald. Honorary bearers were Jessica Final, Lara Katelyn Southworth, Jennifer Southworth, Heath Calvert, Ryan Cade Final, and Austin Troy Nations.

 

Mildred Stilz

Mildred Rose Kash Stilz, widow of Robert Coleman Stilz, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001.

The daughter of Daniel Hurst and Loura Rose Kash, she was a member of Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Idle Hour Country Club, Keeneland Club, a board member of Lee’s College, Bluegrass Boys Ranch, and the Lexington Bluegrass Charity Ball.

Survivors include her children, Henry Alvin Stilz II, Robert Coleman Stilz Jr., William Kash Stilz, Tobey Stilz Sturgill, and Daniel Baringer Stilz; 12 grandchildren, William Kash Stilz Jr., Anna Brewer Stilz, Robert Coleman Stilz III, Mildred S. Metzger, Ellen Penn Stilz, Eloise Rose Sturgill, Jennings Calvert Stilz, Lydia Burdette Stilz, William Bartram Sturgill II, Kenton Douglas Sturgill, Henry Alvin Stilz III, and John Paul Edwin Stilz; and one great grandchild, Emily Kate Metzger.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway, Lexington, by the Rev. John Burton and the Rev. Mike Ward. Casket bearers were her six grandsons.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, Ky. 40504, or Pisgah Presbyterian Church, 710 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, Ky., 40383.

 

Barclay Watts

Barclay Watts, 86, of Frankfort, husband of Frances Evelyn Smith Watts, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Born in Woodford County June 26, 1915, he was the son of the late Marshall and Mary Elizabeth Van Hoose Watts. He was a farmer and a former grocery store owner. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, had been a member of the Woodford County School Board and was a member of Millville Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Marian Bernice Schemera, St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., and Susan Kennedy, Frankfort; two sons, Daryl Thomas Watts, New Albany, Ind., and John Timothy Watts, Frankfort; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild. A sister, Mary Elizabeth Smith, and a brother, Marshall Franklin Watts, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, by the Rev. Ray Holdren. Burial was in Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tom Watts, Aaron Watts, Scott Kennedy, Jack Kennedy, Phillip Long, and Jim Dearinger.

Contributions are suggested to the Millville Christian Church building fund.

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