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October 19, 2006



Patsy Jean Antrobus, 67, of Versailles, widow of Carl Antrobus, died Sunday, Oct/ 15, 2006, at the Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles.

Born Oct. 12, 1939, in Mason County, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Viola Green Hesler Sr. She had been a quilter at Kingsley Furniture in LaPorte, Ind., and was a member of the Versailles American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Kirk and Tammy Tucker, both of Versailles; a son, Terry Meyer, Winchester; four sisters, Mary Strode, Lexington, Lola Sloan, Brooksville, Barbara Scolf, Mt. Olivet, and Sue Ginter, Nicholasville; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Four sisters, seven brothers, a son, and a grandson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, by the Rev. John Ray Dobson. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dan Hawkins, Jason Hays, Johnny Escobar, Todd Sparkman, David Kirk Jr., and Jeffery Meyer.

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Robert Block Jr. 68, of Elm Street Heights, Versailles, husband of Dorothy Hawkins Block, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington after a short illness.

Born Jan. 27, 1938, in Jefferson County he was the son of the late Robert and Hallie Richardson Block. He was retired from English Paving Company in Versailles; a former mechanic at Brown’s Garage in Versailles; a former truck driver with Crouch Trucking in Wilmore, and Harrod-Carter in Frankfort.

In addition to his wife of 35 years, Versailles; he is survived by a nephew, Dean Thomas Williams, Frankfort; and a number of cousins.

Services were conducted Sunday, Oct. 15, at Gash Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceburg by Bro. Jeff Eaton. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dean Thomas Williams, Marvin Watson, Michael Peach, Donnie Fint, Donnie Richardson, and Jim Shouse. Honorary bearers were Paul David Richardson, Lee Lovins, Doug Peach, Grayson Bledsoe, and Clarence Richardson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideon’s International, Anderson County Camp, P.O. Box 61, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, or Hope Community Church, 5930 U.S. Highway 127 South, Frankfort, KY 40601.



Katherine Odell Sparks Chasteen, 82, of Versailles, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Muhlenberg County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Nellie Littrell Sparks. She was a former seamstress and retired Texas Instruments employee and was an avid gardener. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her children, Mary K. Gayheart Woodrum and John W. Chasteen, both of Versailles; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A grandson, Michael L. Woodrum; a great-grandson, Jonathan Leigh; three sisters; and three brothers, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 19. at the funeral home.

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

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Marshall Jerry Duncan, 63, of Versailles, husband of Mary Beatty Duncan, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Louisville, he was the son of Marcella Stivers Duncan and the late Marshall Duncan. He retired after 25 years as a design engineer for IBM and attended Porter Memorial Baptist Church. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and gardening.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Marshall Jerry Duncan II; a daughter, Denice Renae Duncan; a sister, Patricia Diane Fain, Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Randall Paul Duncan, Lanesville, Ind., and Kevin Lee Duncan, Flint, Mich.; and a nephew, Christopher R. Fain, Tampa, Fla. A brother, Hugh Michael Duncan, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Dr. William D. Henard. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Drew Costa, Raymond Rice, Phillip Duncan, David Bunch, Kenny Rhodus, Warren Austin, Harold Butler, and Kenneth Setser. Honorary bearers were Ralph Pardue, Junior Stivers, Herschel Duncan, and Phillip House.

Contribution can be made to Porter Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 4300 Nicholasville Road., Lexington, KY 40515, or St. Joseph Foundation Heart Institute, One St. Joseph Dr., Lexington, KY 40504.



Grace Strode Renick, 79, of Cave City, wife of Samuel T. Renick, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006.

The daughter of the late Leslie Henry Strode and Delsie Bunch Strode of Cave City, she was a retail sales clerk for many years at Pier 19 in Cave City and she was a member of the Cave City Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband of 60 years, she is survived by a daughter, Brenda Rollins, Midway; a son, Tom Renick, Bowling Green; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gene Strode and Bill Strode, both of Cave City; and a half-brother, Darrell Strode, Bowling Green.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.



Edward Randolph “Ned” Turnbull II, 94, of Lexington, husband of Margie Crowe Turnbull, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born July 27, 1912, in Lawrenceville, Va., he was the son of Edward Randolph and Mary Martin Turnbull. He attended Lawrenceville High School and Danville Military Institute and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1935. He was active in Pershing Rifles, was business manager of the Kentucky Kernel, a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, IFC and student government. He attained the rank of first lieutenant in the Army Reserves and was stationed at Fort Knox. He boxed "flyweight " (118 pounds) as "Terrible Turnbull" and won all three matches by knockout in the first round. He went to work for Firestone in Gastonia, N.C., in 1935, and returned to Lexington to operate the Sistrunk Storage Garage. He became a food broker with Inman and Turnbull Food Brokerage. He enjoyed flying private aircraft and was known as "The Flying Broker." In 1952 he became president of W. T. Sistrunk & Co., franchiser of IGA Food Stores in Central and Eastern Kentucky. W. T. Sistrunk & Co. merged with Wetterau Foods (Supervalu) in 1979. He retired in 1982, then served as chairman of the board of T-G Enterprises until his death. He was a national director of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lexington Lions Club, director of IGA Grocers Association, NAWGA and the Kentucky Aviation Museum. His hobbies were fishing in Canada, bird hunting, flying his airplane, photography, building scale model boats and planes, color darkroom and later digital pictures on his computer, keeping up with the space program and grass cutting.

In addition to his wife of 71 years, he is survived by two sons, William Lyne Turnbull, Lexington, and Richard Harrison Turnbull, Versailles; 10 grandchildren, Edward R. “Little Ned” Turnbull IV, Stewart McBryde Turnbull, Stephen Rice Turnbull, Charley Crowe “Chad” Turnbull, Jenny Turnbull Forgy, Amy Turnbull Clymer, Caroline Turnbull Haagenstad, Christopher Martin “Chris” Turnbull, Benton Greig “Ben” Turnbull, and Hannah Gavin Turnbull; four step-grandchildren, Thomas Cole Arimes, Brandin Lynn Arimes, Katherine Farra Prewitt, and Sarah Tebbs Prewitt; and 14 great-grandchildren: Rand, Sid, King, Cal, Ben, Drew, Jordan, Blakeley, Mary Ashley, Madeline Claire, Little Charley, Kaitlin, Elizabeth and Claira. Two sisters, Emily “Boots” Turnbull Grankey and Julia “Jutes” Turnbull Ellis, and three sons, Robert Searle Turnbull, Charley Crowe Turnbull, and Edward Randolph Turnbull III, are deceased.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. Reed Polk. Casket bearers will be his grandsons, Little Ned, Stewart, Steve, Chad, Chris, Cole, Ben and Todd. His granddaughters in procession will be Jenny, Amy, Caroline, Hannah, Katherine and Sarah. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 19, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway. Following the graveside service there will be a reception at the home of Bill and Bekki Turnbull, 646 East High Street, Lexington.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Anne S. Watts, 84, of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Versailles, wife of Cecil B. Watts, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at her residence.

Born in Harrodsburg, she and her husband moved to Versailles in 1962, where they owned and operated Versailles Auto Supply until their retirement in 1989. She was an accomplished golfer who competed for many years on the Central Kentucky Women’s Golf Association circuit. She was a former member of Woodford Hills Country Club, the Frankfort Country Club, and Spindletop in Lexington. She was a member of the Versailles Presbyterian Church, the DAR, and had an antique business. After retirement, she continued playing golf until her death. She was a member of the Country Club of Sebring, and at age 79 was recognized in several golf journals for scoring two holes-in-one in the same 18-hole round. She enjoyed portrait painting and sketching, was a volunteer and a member of the Highlands Art League.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Carole Luckett, Vancouver, Wash., and Cristina Simms, Louisville; a son, Cecil H. Watts, Shelbyville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Family services were conducted in Sebring. Dowden Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Wilda Wilson, of Jonesborough, Tenn., wife of Wesley Wilson, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006.

Born Clara Wilda Brown, she was the daughter of Susie R. Justice and Ercell Brown.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children, Judge Bradley Wilson II, Versailles, Melinda McDonald, Mary Catherine Hollyfield, Christopher Dean Wilson, and Nathan Brance Wilson; and six grandchildren, Betsy and Maggie Wilson, both of Versailles, Adela, Annie, and Jessie Lynn Wilson, and Brandon Call.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 4, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Johnson City, Tenn.

Memorial contributions may be made to Berea College, CPO 2216, Berea, KY 40404, and the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 60 Bay Street, Suite 401, Staten Island, NY 10301.

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