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October 12, 2000 issue


Larry W. Blackburn

Larry W. Blackburn, 50, of 215 Montgomery Avenue, Versailles, husband of Teresa Kay Blackburn, died of cancer Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

A Woodford County native, he was a son of the late Willard Z. and Ann Carter Blackburn. He was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University; was a member of the Versailles Presbyterian Church; was a retired carpenter for Eastern State Hospital, Lexington, and was a Kentucky Colonel. Mr. Blackburn played football for Woodford County during high school and earned All-State and CKC honors. He coached football and baseball for the Woodford County Parks and Recreational Department for nine years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline Blackburn Pearlman, Hazard; a son, Larry W. Blackburn Jr., Versailles; a brother, Michael C. Blackburn, Versailles; an aunt, Linnie Blackburn Phelps, Versailles; an uncle, Leslie J. Blackburn, Versailles; and a grandson; Jacob Allen Reid. Memorial services were conducted at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home with Joe Barrows officiating. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 160 Moore Dr. Suite 201, Lexington 40503-2919.


Anna A. Cox

Anna Amason Cox, 51, of High Shoals, Ga., formerly of Versailles, wife of Albert Bud Cox, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, in Georgia.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Cheri Cullison and Jami Cox; a son, Albert Cox; and her mother, Mary Lord Amason, all of Athens, Ga., and three grandchildren.

Burial was on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Oconee Memorial Park, Watkinsville, Ga. Arrangements were handled by Oconee Chapel Funeral Directors, Watkinsville.


Marquetta A. Hale

Marquetta Ann Rice "Sissy" Hale, 40, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at her home.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of David and Ada McKinney Rice, now of Mercer County. She was an employee of Kroger in Harrodsburg.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two daughters, Jennifer May Hale and Sherry Rice Sanders; three sisters, Jamie Riley, Rebecca Tingle, and Rubena Searcy; three brothers, David Rice Jr., Justus Rice, and Patrick Ellis Rice, all of Mercer County, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by Bro. Jack Guerin. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were David Rice, Justus Rice, Patrick Rice, Anthony Rice, Joseph Sanders, and Mitchell Searcy.


Carol Sue Huston

Carol Sue Huston, 52, of Versailles, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Woodford County Deputy Coroner Danny Owens.

Ms. Huston was chairwoman of the Education Department at Midway College.

Services were conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Ransdell Funeral chapel, Harrodsburg. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Humane Society.


Lillian M. Sutherland

Lillian Mae Wright Sutherland, 96, of Versailles, widow of Charlie Sutherland Sr., died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at the Homestead Nursing Center, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County on Sept. 2, 1904, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Mildred Giltner Wright. Mrs. Sutherland was a member of the Glen's Creek Baptist Church, a charter member of the Daughters of America, and a former member of the Woodford Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Lillian Sutherland and Margaret Rice, both of Versailles; a son, Charlie T. Sutherland Jr., Versailles; and a sister, Edith Englert, Jeffersontown.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Mickey Hyder. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Owen Roberts, Lonnie Brown, Billy Sutherland, James E. Sutherland, David Lloyd, and Lynn Baker.