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October 14, 2010



Howard Douglas Lambert, 52, of Midway, husband of Shannon Devers Lambert, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010.

Born Aug. 29, 1958, in Versailles, he was the son of the late Charles and Dorothy Chadwell Lambert. He was a horseman working for Saddles and Sheets.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Charles Allen Lambert, Midway; three sisters, Patricia May Lambert, Nicholasville, and Neleata McCain and Mary Workman, both of Midway. A brother, Jody Lambert, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 4, at the Thoroughbred Community Theatre, Midway, by the Rev. Mark Workman.

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Buril Andrew Lawson, 84, of Frankfort, husband of Juanita Crosslyne Lawson, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center following an illness.

Born Sept. 19, 1926, in Linton, Ind., he was the son of the late Walter F. and Pansy Pritchard Lawson. He was retired from GTE Sylvania Corp. after 29 years of service as production/warehouse supervisor. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, a Mason for 55 years, most recently a member of the Buford Masonic Lodge #494, Midway, and was an avid bowler. He was a member of First Church of God, where he served many years on various boards and committees.

In addition to his wife of 31 years, he is survived by three children, Charlotte Russell, Melody (Ricky) Barker, and Michael Willard; three grandchildren, Chad (Cynthia) Russell, Jeremy Barker, and Shannon Holt; and a great-grandchild, Samara Holt. A brother, Lilburn Lawson, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 8, at Clark Legacy Center, Frankfort, by Pastor Paul Matte. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Chad Russell, Jeremy Barker, Ricky Barker, Michael Willard, Jim Sutton, John Dudinskie, Frank Russell, and Steve Martin. Honorary bearers were Walter Duvall, Oscar Hazelett and Pierson VanNorman.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God Building Fund.

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Garrett Wesley Metts Sr., 66, of Lexington, father of Garrett Wesley Metts Jr. of Woodford County, died Thursday, Oct, 7, 2010.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 11, at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, Frankfort.

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Gary Allen Perry, 67, of Georgetown, husband of Nannalee Hall Perry, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010.

Born Jan. 23, 1943, in Scott County, he was the son of Elizabeth Sebree Perry of Stamping Ground and the late Bradford Perry. He began his college career at Georgetown College, and graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He was co-owner of Scott County Pharmacy for 28 years. He was a Vietnam Era U.S. Army veteran, stationed in Korea, a member of the American Legion and VFW. He was a life member of the Kentucky Alumni Association and a University of Kentucky Fellow. He was vice-chairman of the Scott County Health Board, he served seven years as a member of the Georgetown City Council and vice-mayor, served 17 years on the Scott County Fiscal Court, was a former president and secretary of the Georgetown Rotary Club in the 1990s, and was a former member of the Scott County Public Library Board. He was an avid railroad enthusiast and enjoyed working at Keeneland.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a brother, Michael (Amy) Perry, Midway; a sister, Sharon (Charlie) Perkins, Georgetown; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Georgetown Baptist Church by the Rev. Alan Redditt and Dr. Paul Redditt. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. today until time of service at the church. Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to The ALS Association, Kentucky Chapter, 2807 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017, or a charity of one’s choice.



Dale Roberts, 70, of Versailles, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center Hospital.

Born in Owenton, he was the son of Julia E (Etherington) Roberts and the late Clarence A. Roberts.

He was a graduate of Versailles High School and served in the U.S. Naval Air Forces for 4-½ years. He was a professional baseball player, playing in the Major Leagues as a relief pitcher, first for the New York Yankees and then the Atlanta Braves. He then worked as an industrial electrician for Texas Instruments, Raymond Corporation, OSRAM Sylvania, and United L-N Glass.

Survivors include a daughter, Michele Yvonne (Rick) Deaton, Nicholasville; two granddaughters, Kayla Gayle and Whitney Nicole Deaton, Nicholasville; a sister, Eleanor L (Henry) Smith, Versailles; three brothers, David A Roberts, Nashville, Tenn., Kenneth C (Billie Jo) Roberts, Versailles, and Glenn E (Melissa) Roberts, Lawrenceburg; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Private services were held at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, on Sunday, Oct. 10.

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Jason Walton, 50, and Shirley Russell Walton, 49, of Versailles, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Jason Walton was the son of the late Mary Elizabeth Reynolds and Jason Lewis Walton. A 1977 graduate of Woodford County High School, he was an employee of the City of Versailles and a supervisor for the Versailles Water Treatment Plant. Shirley Walton was the daughter of James L. Russell of Nicholasville and the late Anna S. Terry Russell. They were members of the Mt. Eden Christian Church in Fayette County.

Survivors include two sons, Lewis Jason (Mary) Walton and Michael James (Shannon) Walton, Versailles; and three grandchildren, Corey Michael, Cayden Alexander, and Sydney Michelle Walton. Jason Walton is survived by two sisters, Janice Walton, Versailles, and Darlene Luttrell, Lawrenceburg; two brothers, Ricky Walton, Frankfort, and Wade Walton, Versailles; three half-sisters, Sheila Florian, Frankfort, and Arlene Rodgers and Brenda Sizemore, Lexington; two half-brothers, Clarence "Duck" Pettyjohn, Lexington, and Wayne Rogers, Versailles. Shirley Walton is survived by five sisters, Bonnie Russell, Abby Sorrell, and Barbara Martin, all of Nicholasville, Sheila Florian, Frankfort, and Pam Russell, Versailles; and a brother, James Russell, Nicholasville.

A joint funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the Versailles Baptist Church by the Rev. Don Frye. Burial will follow at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers for Jason Walton will be Roger Wilson, Gary Sparks, Ricky Walton, Wade Walton, Gary Sorrell, Fred Siegelman, and Patrick Brown. Casket bearers for Shirley Walton will be Adam Sorrell, Becky Gonzalez, John Lopez, Scott Sorrell, James Dale Russell, Benjamin Russell, and Michael Reynolds. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 14, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

Flowers are welcome, but memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity.

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