The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


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November 8, 2007



Worth Morgan Blackburn, 88, widower of Irene Blackburn, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in Ridgely, Tenn., after a brief illness.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Ira and Maude Blackburn. He was a retired ordinance inspector for the federal government, with tours of duty in Turkey, French Morocco, and Tennessee.

Survivors include two sons, David Blackburn and John Blackburn; a daughter, Carol Campbell; a brother, James Blackburn; six grandchildren, Brett, Denise, Heather, Matthew, Hannah, and Joseph; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. In addition to his wife of 50 years, a daughter, Martha Galliano; a grandson, David Barnes; and a sister, Adeline Howard, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. A graveside service was conducted at the Versailles Cemetery.

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Clarence Nelson Hamilton, 93, of Lexington, widower of Margaret E. Martin Hamilton, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007.

Born Jan. 31, 1914, in Fleming County, he was the son of the late Rose and Frank Hamilton. He had been a dairyman and farmer for much of his life. After leaving farming, he worked with horses at Calumet, Almahurst, and Jonabelle Farm, the latter from which he retired after seven and one-half years. He also retired from the state highway department after 16 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Scott, Bernice Corman, and Carolyn Sue Curd; a son, Nelson Hamilton Jr.; seven grandchildren, Ethan Curd, Teresa Brown, Jackie A. Corman, Sharon Faulkinham, Mike Scott, Trina Gray, and Carrie Seiter; two step-grandchildren, Julie Branham and Jason Allen; 12 great-grandchildren; and a step-grandchild. Four brothers and a sister are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 8, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Pastor Tommy Howard. Burial will follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Jackie Corman, Mike Scott, Ethan Curd, Beau Brown, Cody Brown, and Josh Corman. Honorary bearers will be Warren McIntire, Charles Hahn, Ben Faulkinham, Rick Branham, Trey Carr, Clay Corman, Bobby Scott, Rodney Brown, Gary Curd, Bowman Humphrey, June Humphrey, Flournoy Simpson, Tuck Owens, and Rollie Teater.

Contributions are suggested to the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund, c/o NTRA Charities, 2525 Harrodsburg Road, Suite 500, Lexington, KY 40504, or to oneís favorite charity.



Helen Hughes,78, widow of Carl Hughes, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born July 17, 1929, in Bluefield, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Pearl Ratliff Hall.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Ann Turpin, Somerset; a son, Jimmy Holtzclaw, Versailles; a sister, Alice Duncan, West Virginia; a brother, Charles Hall, Florida; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Nine brothers and sisters are deceased.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 8, at Rose Crest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. today at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, until service time. Family members will serve as casket bearers.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Clara Bell Knight Roberts, 89, of Georgetown, widow of Harold Taylor Roberts, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at Dover Manor Nursing Home.

A native of Scott County, she was the daughter of the late John and Icy Adams Knight. She was a member of the Great Crossings Baptist Church for over 75 years. She was also a member of the Great Crossings High School girlsí basketball team that won the 1932 district championship.

Survivors include a son, John S. Roberts, Versailles; two daughters, Patsy Duncan, Lawrenceburg, and Doris Jean Ward, Georgetown; a sister, Lena K. Wise, Georgetown; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, Harold Roberts Jr. and James Allen Roberts, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Johnsonís Funeral Home by the Rev. Ray Roach. Burial will be in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Michael and Paul Marshall, Jeff, Dale, Greg, Calvin and David Roberts, and Wesley and Tim Herald. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 8, at the funeral home.



Donna Louise Muntz Thomason, 71, of Stamping Ground, wife of James Thomas Thomason, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Sallie Rawlins Muntz. She was a retired employee of the Georgetown Community Hospital and a member of the Stamping Ground Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Karla Renee Barnes, Kimberly Thompson Hay, and Kaye LaDonna McIntosh, all of Stamping Ground; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Hammons and Barbara King, both of Georgetown; three brothers, R. C. Muntz, Georgetown; Paul Muntz, Maysville, and Robert Muntz, Frankfort; and a special cousin, Mildred Munford, Scottsburg, Ind. A sister, Patty Barkley, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 8, at Johnsonís Funeral Home by the Rev. Stephen Bruce. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Stamping Ground. Casket bearers will be Joseph and Aaron Reynolds, Justin and Jesse Thompson, Thomas and Travis McIntosh, Don Stidham, Bobby Thomason Jr., and Billy McIntosh. Honorary bearers will be Gemella Colson, Ada Ruth, Carolyn Guill, John Barnes, Barry Hay, and Betty Purvis.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Stamping Ground Christian Church.

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