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October 12, 2006

 

Dawson

Margaret Purdom “Purdy” Dawson, 87, of Versailles, widow of Marshall Allen Dawson, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006.

Born in Jellico, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Mary Harberson and Edgar Lewis Purdom. She was raised in Hazard, attended Hazard High School, Mary Baldwin College, and obtained a BA from the University of Kentucky. She was a retired librarian for the Woodford County Junior High School, had worked at the Woodford County Library, and was a retired Realtor with Hornback Realty. She was a member of Phi Beta, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and a longtime member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Versailles.

Survivors include two daughters, Nan Dawson Whitney, Bardstown, and Mary Margaret Sauer, Lexington; two sons, Dan Purdom Dawson, Versailles, and Dr. Marshall Allen Dawson Jr., Midway; five grandchildren, Beth Clark, Porter Whitney, Marshall Dawson III, Kelley Wells, and Helen Sauer; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. David Brannon. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bill Whitney, Chuck Sauer, Ryan Clark, James Kay, Marshall Dawson III, and Carl Ellis.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice Care Center, Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or to the Woodford County Library, 115 North Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

English

Roger Thomas English, 80, of Lexington, husband of Christine Dow English, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at Thomson Hood Veteran Center.

Born Nov. 10, 1925, in Endicott, N.Y., he was the son of Bert Blair English and Florence Ellis Geralds English. He was a 31 year employee of IBM. Enlisting in the Marine Corps on his 18th birthday, he served during World War II with the Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, and graduated from Niagara University, where he was a member of the football team and earned a second lieutenant commission in the U.S. Army. He was an accomplished athlete, avid singer, and longtime member of SPEBSQSA (Barbershop Harmony Society) and performed with the Kentuckians Chorus and the Hobos' quartet.

In addition to his wife of 48 years, he is survived by two sons, Victor English and Donald Feheley, both of Lexington; a daughter, Patricia Dodge, Versailles; seven grandchildren, Robert Dodge, Kristy Kennon, Ryan Feheley, Tavin Feheley, Jordan English, Marshall English, and Ellee English; six great-grandchildren, Sam Dodge, Casie Dodge, Ethan Dodge, Jacob Dodge, Travis Kennon and Brooke Kennon; two sisters, Marjorie Moulthrop and Gail Triocke; and a brother, Robert English, all of New York. A brother and a grandson, Darren Thomas Dodge, are deceased.

W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to The Lexington School, 1040 Lane Allen Road, Lexington, KY 40504, or Wesley Village, 1125 Lexington Road, Wilmore, KY 40390.

 

 

Hiler

Francis Lucille Bowers Hiler, 88, of Lexington, wife of Omar Cleveland Hiler, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, after a long illness.

Born July 8, 1918 in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Pearl "Muddy" Davis Bowers.

In addition to her husband of 70 years, she is survived by three sons, Larry, Bobby and Wayne, all of Lexington; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margie McIntyre. A daughter, Aletha Joyce Hiler Hamm; and three brothers, Joseph Jr., Donald, and Paul Bowers, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 7, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, by Bro. Jim Bird. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were Randy, Jeff, Darrell and Mark Hiler; and Michael and Phillip Hamm.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504

 

Hiler

Omar Cleveland Hiler, 89, of Lexington, widower of Lucille Bowers Hiler, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, after a long illness.

Born Oct. 30, 1916, in Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Abner C. and Mary Ruth Frodge Hiler.

Survivors include three sons, Larry, Bobby, and Wayne, Lexington; a sister, Ruth Hiler, Lexington; a brother, Ab Hiler Jr., Versailles; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Joyce Hiler Hamm; five brothers and two sisters, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, by Minister Stuart Couve. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were Randy, Jeff, Darrell, and Mark Hiler, and Michael and Phillip Hamm. Honorary bearers were Sherman Dean, Bob Penn, James Brady, Stuart Couve, and Edward Hamm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Honican

Arthur David “Art” Honican Sr., 68, of 156 Dan Drive, husband of Judith Ann Maybrier Honican, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at his home.

Born in Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Reniker Scott and Minnie Stewart Florian Honican. He was a retired OSRAM Sylvania employee he was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church. He had been active in the Versailles United Methodist Men.

In addition to his wife of 48 years, he is survived by two daughters, Cindy Reed, and Susie Brothers, both of Versailles; a son, the Rev. Arthur David Honican Jr., Louisa; a brother, Richard B. Honican, Perryville; two granddaughters, Krystin LeAnn Brothers and Heather Michelle Shelton; and a great-grandson, Dillon Scott Roe. A son, Paul Scott Honican; two daughters, Melissa Ann Honican and Michelle L. Woods; a grandson, Marshall Wayne Shelton; four brothers, Ray Honican, William Honican, Robert Honican, and Fred Honican; and two sisters, Lucille Anderson and Bernice Lilly, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 9, at the Versailles United Methodist Church by the Rev. Randy Coy. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Lexington. Casket bearers were Dan Jackson, Larry Moreland, J. Henry Duncan, Brian Davis, Ted Gyorffy, and Larry Mantle. Honorary bearers were Dr. Dale Eckert, Dr. William Foley, the Rev. Ben Hahn, and members of the Versailles United Methodist Men. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Mefford

Kristopher Edward "Smokey" Mefford, 30, of Lexington, husband of Crimson Crump Mefford, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at his residence.

A Lexington native, he was the son of Elizabeth Mefford of Lexington and the late Alonzo Edward Mefford. He attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Paris. He was a heavy equipment operator for Schneider Designs.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Kyra Mefford, Lexington; a stepdaughter, Cassidy Gilvin, Lexington; two sisters, Kimberly Lee, Lexington, and Kelly Peavler, Nicholasville; two half-sisters, Linda Terry, Versailles, and Nancy Tucker, Florida; a half-brother, Alonzo Mefford Jr., Lexington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Dan Russell. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 12.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Pardon

 Allen T. Pardon, 66, of Cynthiana, husband of Lois Joyce Pardon, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at the Thomson Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore, of complications from AHL and Parkinson’s Disease.

Born March 7, 1940, in Owensboro, he was the son of the late Oliver and Lillian Kockritz Pardon. He graduated from Owensboro High School and had bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Kentucky University. He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Owensboro, a retired special education teacher and bus driver for Harrison County Schools, and a Harrison County Special Olympic coach. He was a Korean War veteran, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, a Kentucky Colonel, and an avid stamp and toy train collector.

In addition to his wife of 39 years, he is survived by his children, Michael Haleman, Lexington, Diana Haleman, Woodford County, and Karen Galde, Harrison County; four grandchildren, Mary Claire Cockrell, Independence, Samuel Hobson, Emerysville, Calif., Roger Galde, Miami, Fla., and Steven Galde, Harrison County; two great-grandsons, Isaac Cockrell and Seth Cockrell, both of Independence; a brother, Lewis H. Pardon, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Ruth Rice, Naylor, Mo.; and two nieces, Amy Hoose, Danville, Ill., and Sara Joyce, Cohoes, N.Y.

Services were conducted Sunday, Oct. 8, at Ware Funeral Home in Cynthiana. Graveside services were conducted Monday, Oct. 9, at Shady Grove Cemetery in Shady Grove, Ky.

Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics-Kentucky, 105 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Parrish

Howard W. Parrish, also known as “Frenchie” and “Man,” of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Versailles, husband of Johnetta Huguely Parrish, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

The son of the late Thomas Parrish and Myrtle Middleton, he was a member of Revelation Missionary Baptist Church and retired from the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Dionne Parrish; two grandsons, Michael and Brandon, Frankfort; a stepson, Minister Kenneth Arnold; two stepdaughters, Felecia Blandon and Cindy Wright; eight step-grandchildren, Christin and Charlett Parrish, Donald III and Julian Blanton, Celita Richie, Sampson, Anna and Lee Wright; two great-grandchildren, Laila and Daria Richie; five brothers, Thomas Parrish Jr., Gary Parrish, Rodney Parrish, Everett Parrish, and Faquan Hakeem; a sister, Shirley Canada; a stepbrother, Stevie Parrish; five stepsisters, Wilma Jackson, Carolyn Morton, Sarah Blair, Barbara Ensley, Lavern Covington, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. His maternal grandmother, Armenta Collins; a brother, Donald Parrish, and a stepdaughter, Wendy Parrish, are deceased.

Services were Saturday, Oct. 7,at McLin Funeral Chapel in Dayton, Ohio.

 

Roberts

Barbara Faye Riley Roberts, 58, of Lawrenceburg, wife of the Rev. Mose Roberts, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at the home of her son after an illness.

Born June 12, 1948, in Jackson, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Mary Bush Riley. She was a homemaker and a member of World Harvest Church, Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five sons, Blondale A. Jones, McKee, Charles Avery Jones, Versailles, Sidney Lee Roberts, Frankfort, Richard Roberts, Lawrenceburg, and Scott Roberts, Lawrenceburg; three daughters, Crystal Gail Roberts, Midway, Renae Roberts, and Mary Roberts, Covington; a brother, Johnny Riley, Richwood; three sisters, Nettie Williams, Middletown, Ohio, Lois Adams, London, and Dorothy Counts, Booneville; 15 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Gash Memorial Chapel by Bro. Tyre Denney. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Blondale A. Jones, Charles A. Jones, Sidney L. Roberts, Richard Roberts, Scott Roberts, and Steve Roberts.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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