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October 10, 2002

 

Brown

Lucille M. Brown, 77, of Papillion, Neb., formerly of Woodford County, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002.

Born and raised in Nonesuch in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late H.B, and Mary L. McCauley.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Ashby, Papillion; a son, Robert M. Brown, Richmond, Va.; a sister, Elizabeth Faye Pulliam, Duluth, Ga.; two granddaughters, Mary Renee Huon, Phoenix, Ariz., and Rebecca Leigh Waldron, Papillion; two great grandsons, Jacob Ray Huon and Jackson Ray Waldron; three nieces, Gloria Clements, Georgetown, Melinda Montague, Versailles, and Paula Wedding, Duluth, Ga.; and three nephews, Larry Pulliam, Lawrenceville, Ga., Michael Keith McCauley, Versailles, and Gary L. Pulliam, Lawrenceville.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Kahler Dolce Mortuary. Interment will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery, Woodford County.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Crowe

Ruth Martin Crowe, 88, of Midway, widow of Marion Crowe, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at her residence.

A native of Grant County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Mary Skinner Martin. She was a homemaker, former postmaster at Crittenden, and a member of the Marcus Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty J. Harman, Lexington, Frankie Hoffeld, Salvisa, and Billie Lucas, Georgetown; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, Williamstown, by the Rev. Peggy Bright. Burial was in the Hill Crest Cemetery, Dry Ridge.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Combs

Edith Muncy Combs, 87, of Versailles, wife of Ira H. Combs, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Bradford Square Nursing Home, Frankfort.

She was a retired teacher and librarian in the Knott County Schools, was a former resident of Sassafras, in Perry County. She had been the librarian at Carr Creek Elementary, Carr Creek High School, and Knott Central High School. She had attained her bachelor of science degree from Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College (now E. K. U.). She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Keenagers Homemakers Club, and the Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church in Perry County, and the Bowman United Methodist Church in Hazard.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Dr. Ira H. Combs, Versailles; two brothers, Robert Dexter Muncy, Puyallup, Wash., and John Russell Muncy, Bardstown; three grandchildren, Angela Smith, Sadieville, Patrick Combs, Wilmington, N.C., and Alison Combs, Louisville; and five great grandchildren. A brother, Burchell Muncy Jr., is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Farley Stuart. Interment was at the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Patrick Combs, Alison Combs, Allen Smith, James Adams, Devaughn Bolen, and Fontaine Grigsby.

Memorials are suggested to Gideons International.

 

Long

Pauline C. Long, 79, of Lexington, wife of Hoyle Franklin Long, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at her residence.

A native of Scott County, she was the daughter of the late William Marion and Virgie Moss Cox. She was a graduate of the Nazarene School of Nursing and a retired registered nurse for St. Joseph Hospital. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Paul Anthony Long, Lexington; three grandchildren, Paul Anthony Long II and Michael David Long, both of Versailles, and Rochelle Rae Long, Lexington; a sister, Anna Laura Pratt, Scott County; and two brothers, A.C. Cox, Centerville, Ind., and Preston Cox, Scott County. Two brothers, George B. Cox and James Middleton Cox, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road by the Rev. Jay Robinson. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Anthony Long II, Michael David Long, Ronnie Courtney, Nathan Courtney, James Roberts, and Ryan Hayden.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Simpson

Frank Simpson, 71, of Frankfort, husband of Norma Coyle Simpson, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002.

Born in Fayette County Sept. 13, 1931, he was the son of the late William F. Simpson and Sarah Mae McMurray Simpson. He was a retired General Electric lamp plant employee and a member of the Buck Run Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Teresa Thompson, Lexington; a son, Frank Simpson III, Frankfort; two sisters, Jennie Mae Mershon, Harrodsburg, and Frances Stamper, Lexington; and two grandsons, Shawn and Shane Thompson. A brother, Arthur Simpson, and two sisters, Minnie Belle Anderson and Lucille Stephens, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Robert H. Jackson and Dr. Ken Underwood. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Kevin Thompson, Tupper Hardman, Artie Simpson,. Billy Stephens, Connie Whalen, Boyd Dawson, Don Mitchell, and Charles Coyle.

 

Starns

Richard Thomas “Rick” Starns, 45, of Lexington, husband of Patricia “Trish” Newman Starns, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of Tommy and Phyllis McCall Starns. He was a manager in the environmental division of the Fayette County Board of Health. He was a member of the Faith Covenant Church.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by children Cara Starns, Rhea Starns, Kelsey Starns, and Jeremy Starns; two sisters, Diana Ham, Versailles, and Susan Pergram, Lexington; a brother, Mark Starns, Maysville; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland by the Rev. Ernest Sacra and the Rev. Matthew R. Sacra. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jim Latimer, Tim Pergram, Steven Ham, Ryan Ham, Rob Poindexter, and G.A. Smith.

Contributions are suggested to the endowment fund for his children.

 

Tupts

Ora Mae Hammond Tupts, 90, of Versailles, widow of Ira Tupts, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at the Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Woodford County July 22, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Lettie Reed Hammond. She was a member of the Millville Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Rita T. Hendricks and Lois Brown, both of Versailles; two sons, Ira Tupts Jr. and Clinton M. Tupts, both of Woodford County; 10 grandchildren, Laura Comeaux, Suzanne McDonald, Janet Birch, Clara Duke, Steven Tupts, Rita Larimore, Cathy Terry, Bryan Tupts, Michelle Connell, and Michael Tupts; 12 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Mike Hamrick. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Steven Tupts, Clinton Tupts, Bryan Tupts, Michael Tupts, Ryan Puckett, Chad Duke, Grant Duke, and Justin Tupts.

Contributions may be made to the Taylor Manor Nursing Home or the Millville Baptist Church.

 

Turner

Dorothy McCammish Turner, 87, of Paris, widow of Raymond E. Turner, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at the Bourbon Community Hospital.

Born Jan. 26, 1915 in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Willis David and Marguerite Young McCammish. She was a former self-employed interior decorator. She was a graduate of Versailles High School and the University of Kentucky.

Survivors include a son, Richard E.H. Howells, Isle of Palms, S.C.; a grandson, Elliot Turner Howells, Centerville, Ohio; a granddaughter, Katherine Gray Howells, Isle of Palms; and a brother, Douglas W. McCammish.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at the Paris Cemetery by the Rev. Jeff Bell. Casket bearers will be Mark McCammish, Douglas W. McCammish Jr., Craig Stotts, Delbert Pate, and Bruce H. Forsythe. Honorary bearers will be Henry Prewitt and Dr. J.P Shipp.

Hinton-Turner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Voils

Lilburn Allen Voils. 72, of Versailles, widower of Ada Lane Voils, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002.

Born in Benton, Ind., March 11, 1930, he was the son of the late Benjamin Harris Voils and Elizabeth Kinney Voils. He was a retired employee of the City of Versailles, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of the Church of Deliverance, Lexington.

Survivors include a daughter, Loretta Meadows, Versailles; a son, Allen Voils, Versailles; a sister, Rose Mary Keller, Winchester; five brothers, Charles H. Voils, Winchester, Lewis Voils and Clarence Voils, both of Versailles; Thomas Voils, Winchester, and Herman Voils, Stanton; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by Paul Wright. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery.

 

Wilson

William A. Wilson, 64, of Lexington, husband of Clara Wilson, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at his residence.

A native of Bell County, he was the son of the late Chester Wilson and Mildred Southerland. He was a retired state employee and a member of the New Beginning Community Church, Nicholasville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Jorene Hensley, Corbin; a daughter, Sherry Reed, Versailles; and two grandchildren, Jared and Jamin. A sister, Cathy, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland by the Rev. Michael Newland. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County.

 

Wise

Edwin “Gov” Wise, 78, of Frankfort, husband of Lillie Mae Ayres Wise, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center after a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Garnett and Mayme Blythe Wise. He was a retired employee of the state Department of Surplus Property, and was a longtime member of VFW Post 4075 and the Hillcrest Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Phillip Barry Wise, Stamping Ground; two daughters, Mary Jo Wise Sullivan, Frankfort, and Deborah Lee Wise Butcher, Shelbyville; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; a step-great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, James Wise and Carl Wise; and three sisters, Jewell Wise Barnes, Louise Wise LeMaster, and Dorothy Wise Tillett, are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Tom Troth and the Rev. Vernon Carpenter. Burial was in Peaks Mill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tom Reeves, Brad Butcher, Billy Wise, Bob Tillett, Gary LeMaster, and Jimmy Wise. Honorary bearers were Jakie Barnes and Billy Kelly.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Hillcrest Baptist Church.

 

Wright

John Wright, 99, of Versailles, widower of Lillian Curtis Wright, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002.

Born in Franklin County July 11, 1903, he was the son of the late Lorenzo Dow and Lillie Tucker Wright. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Camden Avenue Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Ada Carol Markwell, Versailles, and Evelyn Hardy, Stamping Ground; two sons, Paul Wright, Versailles, and Wayne Wright, Nicholasville; a sister, Naomi Shepherd, Florida; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by David Price and James Hardy. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. His grandsons served as casket bearers.

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