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October 13, 2011



Catherine Beck, 90, of Versailles, widow of Lloyd Beck, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.

Survivors include three children, Willa (Joel) Thomas and Bradley Beck, Versailles, and Mitchell Beck, Crescent Springs.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the Hope Center, P. O. Box 6, Lexington, KY 40588, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Orella Bennett, 64, of Versailles, wife of Roger Bennett, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

A native of Bloomington, Ill., she was the daughter of the late James and Nora Copenbarger Cameron. She was a former resident of Normal and LeRoy, Ill., and was a 1965 graduate of Normal Community High School. An AFLAC insurance representative, she had been an employee of Country Life Insurance for 14 years prior to relocating to Kentucky 20 years ago. She was an active member of the Versailles Baptist Church and member of the Fellowship Sunday School class.

In addition to her husband of 38 years, she is survived by a daughter, Robyn (Ryan) Marcum, Louisville; a son, Christopher Bennett, Lexington; and a granddaughter, Emma Leigh Marcum.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 10, at East Lake Memorial Gardens in Bloomington, Ind. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Emma Leigh Bennett Educational Fund, P. O. Box 1268, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Wanda Smyth Carroll, 79, of Waco, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington.

Born July 8, 1932, at College Hill, she was the daughter of the late Wayne and Nancy Walden Smyth. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a master’s degree in education, and retired from the Cabinet of Families and Children Community Based Services. She was a member of Flatwoods Christian Church, and enjoyed reading, farming, and helping others.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Wayne Carroll (Cathy), Versailles, and James Patrick Carroll (Debra), Nashville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren, Patrick Ian Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, and Taylor Harrison Carroll.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 10, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, Richmond, by Bro. Tim Jones. Burial was in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dennis Wall, Jack Medlock, E.C. "Bud" Cornelison, Bill Noble, Chris Johns, Trent Randal, and Buzz Cornelison.



Stephen Michael Howard, 36, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.

Born July 10, 1975, in Louisville, he was the son of Steve and Julie Howard of Opelika, Ala., and Deborah and Steve Carson of Versailles. He graduated from Opelika High School, Opelika, Ala.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by four siblings, Lacey (Ryan) Kizziah and Clay Howard, of Opelika, Ala., and Candice and Austin Carson, of Versailles; his maternal grandmother, Mary Drabek, Pekin, Ind.; his paternal grandparents, Jackie and Molly Howard, Opelika, Ala., and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. His grandfather, Edmund Drabek, is deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Oct. 9, at Love Funeral Home, Palmyra, Ind. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Bradford, Ind.



Roy K. Monroe, 74, of Versailles, husband of Joyce Lewis Monroe, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011.

Born in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Roy and Clara Blanche Sutton Monroe. He served in the U.S. Army, was a member of Center Point Church in Lexington, owner of StarLex Farm in Woodford County, and was a retired owner of Metro Tool.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Brenda Wilson, Versailles; a son, Brian K. (Keri) Monroe, Lexington; two sisters, Ruby Hardin and Mary Lou Stratton; six grandchildren, Brandon Monroe, Roy David Monroe, Zachary Monroe, Jeffrey McKlane Wilson, Dylan Wilson, and Tara Monroe; and two great-grandchildren, Kailey and Kaleb Monroe. A son, Brad Monroe, and a brother, Howard Monroe, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 8, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Bro. Zachary Monroe and Pastor Tim Parsons. Entombment was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jeffrey McKlane Wilson, Dylan Wilson, Brandon Monroe, Phillip Peffer, Howard Peffer and Tara Jones. Honorary bearers were Charlsey Jones and Zachary Monroe.

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Michael Ray Poole, 50, of Stamping Ground, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.

Born June 13, 1961, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Roy Henry and Gwendolyn Fain Poole.

Survivors include three sisters, Carolyn (Ronnie) Brumley, Stamping Ground, Vickie (Tim) Downs, Frankfort, and Donna (Marvin) Golliher, of Rockwood, Tenn.; three brothers, Roy Henry Poole, Versailles, and James Poole and Thomas Collins, both of Herman, Tenn.

Graveside services were conducted Friday, Oct. 7, at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

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William H. Stannard, born May 25, 1924, died Oct. 5, 2011. Bill was the only child of retired U.S. Army Captain William Jennings Stannard, the first director of the U.S. Army Band, and Mary Frances Stannard. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Lori O’ Connor, of Silver Springs, Md. Bill was born and raised in Washington, D.C., where he was employed as a budget analyst for the Bureau of Standards until his retirement. Like his father, Bill was an accomplished musician and a composer of music. Bill studied writing at the American University in Washington, D.C., and was an avid and published author.

Due to failing health, Bill moved to Lexington, KY, in October 2002 to be closer to his family. Bill is survived by his daughters, Mary Louise (Stannard) Kerlagon, of Columbia, S.C., Alice Frances (Stannard) Park, of Versailles, KY; five grandchildren, Jonathan Stannard Morgan, Stephen Ray Kerlagon, Brandy Lynn Oney, Eric Franklin Caldwell, Crystal Lea Nichols; and seven great-grandchildren, AJ Nichols, Hunter George Caldwell, Noah Jacob Oney, Jackson McNalley Morgan, Macey Jordan Nichols, Zacarey Alan Caldwell, and Nathaniel Cole Oney. He has two cousins, Cal and Gladys Hook, who live in Maryland. He was loved and will be missed by all. No services are planned. Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, is in charge of arrangements.

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