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October 2, 2008

 

Bates

Homer Bates, 72, of Versailles, husband of Pat Cheek Bates, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008.

Born June 29, 1936, in Sikeston, Mo., he was the son of the late Homer E. and Nellie Terrell Bates. He was a regional manager for GlaxoSmithKline, a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, a member of the Jaycees, the American Legion, was a former Woodford County Board of Education member and a former Woodford Hospital board member. He was also a member of KA Fraternity at Transylvania, where he received business and history degrees. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, fisherman and a U.S. Army Reserve veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sherri (Doug) Couch and Tammy (Eric) Hysell, both of Versailles; a son, Mike (Linda) Bates, Alexandria; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 26, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. John Brandon and Bobby Dotson. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bobby Dotson, Mike Bates, Heath Dotson, Justin Couch, Bill Warren, and Dr. William Childers. His grandchildren serve as honorary bearers.

Memorials are suggested to the American Kidney Foundation or the Woodford Humane Society.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Cooke

Glenn R. Cooke, 72, of Lexington, husband of Jackie Cooke, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2008, of lymphoma.

The son of the late Basil and Mary Cooke, he was retired, having worked at Caterpillar; the Newport Shipyard, where he worked on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise; Continental Coffee Company; and Crown Distributors. He was a member of King’s Way Assembly of God, Versailles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Cindy Cooke (Mike) Shely and Mary Cooke (Randy) Gilliam; a son, Doug (Julie) Cooke McClain; two stepsons, Jeffery (Marilyn) Goodpaster and Michael (Lolita) Goodpaster; a stepdaughter, Carrie (Edward) Cox; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A stepson, Jonathan Goodpaster, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 29, at King’s Way Assembly of God by Pastor Jeff Johnson, Pastor Mike Krupa, Pastor Patsy Dennis, and Pastor Joe Girdler. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were his grandsons, Aaron and Cory Hall, Lane, Drew, and Trey Gilliam, and Michael Cox. Honorary bearers were his grandchildren Mary E. Potts and Zachary Goodpaster, Mike Gill, Chuck Waters, Bill Day, and Gene Crank. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to King’s Way Assembly of God Church or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Croucher

Dorothy Claypool Croucher, 78, of Georgetown, widow of Marvin Claypool and Orear Croucher, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.

Born Jan. 17, 1930, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Clara O’Nan Freeman. She was a member of the Liberty Road Community Church and a retired employee of the Dover Manor Nursing Home.

Survivors include a son, Earl Claypool, Lexington; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Helmburg, Versailles; and a special niece, Sue Murphy. A daughter, Martha Claypool Williams, and a sister, Rosa Nell Freeman, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 29, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles by the Rev. Jim Hensley. Casket bearers were Larry Dunn, Dave Murphy, James Martin, Jim Helmburg, Brian Lunsford, and Virgil Lunsford.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Dever

Marie Dever, 87, of Versailles, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at her residence.

Born May 26, 1921, in Lebanon, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Earl and Pearl Spaulding Harmon. She was the former owner of Marie’s Restaurant in Versailles and was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Billy (Judy) Evans, Corbin, and Dalton (Connie) Evans, Versailles; four grandchildren, Karen, Kerry, Steven, and Stacey Evans; and two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Kayden Evans.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 27, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Rebecca Peterson and the Rev. Mike Lehman. Graveside services were conducted at Old Liberty Cemetery in Bradfordsville, Marion County. Casket bearers were Steven Evans, Kerry Evans, Rosemary Abrams, Dan Hill, Jerry Creech, and Gary Creech. Honorary bearers were Bill Dollenmeyer, Dan Moore, Marilyn Moore, Emma Hatfield, and Owen Roberts.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass/Frankfort, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or Methodist Children’s Home of Kentucky, 2050 Lexington Road, Versailles, KY 40383.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Hixson

Ruby Hixson, 98, of Lexington, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008.

Born March 10, 1910, in Fleming County, she was the daughter of the late Emery Clifton and Mary Belle Powell Hixson. She graduated from Midway High School, attended the University of Kentucky and retired from the Fashion Department of Montgomery Ward after 30 years of service. She belonged to many clubs and churches, including Gardenside Christian Church in Lexington, where she was chairman of several organizations including The Ramblers, Willing Workers Class and Fidlis Circle.

Survivors include a sister, Lillian Hixson Rice (Roy), Maysville; two brothers, William Earl Hixson (Martha), Cynthiana, and Roy Hixson (Mary), of Alabaster, Ala.; 10 nieces and nephews; 15 great-nieces and nephews; and 16 great-great nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Kathleen Ponder and Lucy Friedly, and three brothers, Douglas Hixson, Elmer Hixson, and Claud Hixson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Gardenside Christian Church in Lexington by Joe Bob Grider, Luther Evans, and Minister Joe Cooper. Burial was in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Georgetown. Casket bearers were her nephews, Milton Earl Hixson, Ben Hixson, Wayne Friedly, Doug Howard, William Blackburn and Ted Hixson. Honorary bearers were Jean and Raymond Wood, Doris Evans, Wilma Grider, Willena Beagle, Dr. Ernest and Betty Barnes, James and June Wash, Gordon and Lillian Stone. Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Gardenside Christian Church, 940 Holly Springs Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Kettenring

Frank M. Kettenring, 89, of Georgetown, widower of Effie Barrett Kettenring, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center due to a farming accident.

Born Dec. 19, 1918, in Scott County, he was the son of the late George A. and Alma Koepke Kettenring. He was a retired farmer, a Kentucky Colonel, attended St. John and St. Francis Catholic Churches in Scott County, was a World War II Army veteran and a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Sue (Kenneth) True, Georgetown; two grandchildren, Scott (Kathy) True, Winchester, and Brian True, Versailles; two great-grandchildren, Troy and Travis True, Winchester; a brother, Leo Kettenring, Stamping Ground; and five sisters, Clara Mae Harpole, Georgetown, Alma Noel, Pendleton, Ind., Irene Kettenring, Georgetown, Emma Carey, Middlesboro, and Eunice Searcy, Frankfort.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 30, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Scott County by Fr. Linh Nguyen. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Larry Harpole, Roy Kettenring, Ricky Kettenring, Jay Carey, George Edward Kettenring, Earl Searcy, Brian True, and Scott True. Honorary bearers were James Franklin Kessler, Clarence Kessler Jr., John T. Hoffman, Charlie Hoffman, Raymond Myers, and J.W. Bartley. Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 1317 US Hwy 62F, Cynthiana, KY 41031.

 

Mason

Dan Mason Jr., 89, of Lexington, husband of Katherine House Mason, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Dan Mason Sr. and Lillie Williamson Mason. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and retired maintenance supervisor for the University of Kentucky. He was a member of Broadway Baptist Church, where he had been a deacon for 40 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sonja (Dr. C.B.) Witt, Nicholasville; two grandchildren, Michael (Cheryl) Witt, Irvine, and Laura (Bill) Donnell, Shelbyville; and two great-grandchildren, Sarah and Clark Donnell, both of Shelbyville. A daughter, Marceline Mason, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 26, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Pastor John A. Birchett Jr. and Bro. James Heard. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Dr. C.B. Witt, Michael Breck Witt, Bill Donnell, David Skaggs, David Burke, Will Enzweiler, and Denver Hall.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Broadway Baptist Church, 2500 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40503.

 

Rogers

J. Lee Rogers, 81, of Lancaster, husband of Ruth Engle Rogers, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Dec. 14, 1926, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Harvey and Julia Palmer Rogers. He was a member of Lancaster Christian Church. He retired from Southwestern Tobacco Company of Lexington, where he was senior vice-president and area leaf director. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the World War II era. He was a member of the Ryan Commandery No. 17 of Danville, the Lancaster Lodge #104 F&AM, Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Kentucky, was a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the Oleika Shrine Temple of Lexington.

In addition to his wife of 52 years, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Jean Rogers, Lexington; and a sister, Eleanor Edwards, Versailles. A brother, Cecil Rogers, and a sister, Bonnie Jolly, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 26, at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Bryce McCulley and the Rev. Don Burton. Burial was in the Lancaster Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mark and Joe Edwards, Mike Jolly, Jimmy Lynn Teater, John Marsee, and James Sanders. Honorary bearers were Duke Smith, Johnson Price, James R. Teater, Frank Bennett, Russell Ball, Rollin Jolly, and Richard Wilson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lancaster Christian Church or the charity of one’s choice.

 

West

Flora Johnson West, 95, of Lexington, widow of Clarence C. West, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008.

Born March 24, 1913 in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late John and Bessie Parrish Johnson. She was a member of Revival Tabernacle Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Rachel (Bill) Mobley; a sister, Dorothy Capps; three grandchildren, Kathy Porter and Mike (Rusty) Scolf, both of Lexington, and Jeffrey (Sherry) Reed, Woodford County; eight great-grandchildren, Kristy Boles, Jason R, Jennifer, Jason A, Amanda and Tiffany Scolf, and Jared and Jamin Reed; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 1, at W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by Brother John Jessup. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family served as casket bearers.

 

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