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Versailles, Ky.


 

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October 23, 2008

 

Blacketer

Daniel Steven Blacketer, 50, of Versailles, husband of Gina Richardson Blacketer, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008.

Born in Lexington, he was a retired veterinary assistant with Cheney and Northrup and a former employee of Greentree Stables in New York. In 1982, he was the groom to the horse Woodchopper, who placed in the Kentucky Derby.

In addition to his wife of 25 years, he is survived by two daughters, Stephanie (Richard) Foley and Brooke Blacketer, both of Versailles; his mother, Nancy (Forest) Reeves, of Naples, Fla., his father, Paul Joseph (Lynn) Blacketer, Lexington; two brothers, Mike (Cathy Murphy) Blacketer, Winchester, and Woods Reeves, Naples, Fla.; two half-brothers, Kevin and Joey Blacketer; two grandsons, Addison and Ian; his mother-in-law, Jeanette Dunavent, Versailles; and his brother-in-law, Steve (Beth) Richardson, Elizabethtown. His grandmother, Betty Seath, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Chaplain Mike Powers. Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mike Blacketer, Woods Reeves, Dave Dean, Dean Price, Darrell Price, Steve Richardson, and Greg Rice. Honorary bearers were Mark Cheney, Foster Northrop, Phil and Vickie Oliver, Larry Cartwright, Dr. Henry West, and the women from the Keeneland Kitchen.

Memorials are suggested to Old Friends, 1841 Paynes Depot Road, Georgetown, KY 40324, or to the Woodford Humane Society, P.O. Box 44, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Dyess

Helen London Dyess, 58, of Frankfort, wife of Dayton Dyess of Georgia, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008.

Born Jan. 12, 1950, in Guatemala, she was the daughter of the late James Donald and Lydia David London.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Susan Dyess, Versailles; a son, Mark Dyess, Tennessee; and a granddaughter, Leanna Johnson, Tennessee.

No services are planned. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Freeman

Patricia Lee Freeman, 68, of Harrodsburg, formerly of Lexington, wife of Donald R. Freeman, died Friday Oct. 17, 2008, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

Born June 6, 1940, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Hazel Johnson Haycraft Sr. She was retired from IBM, a member of Broadway Christian Church in Lexington and a member of Eastern Star.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Lynn Freeman, Lexington; a son, Dennis (Tammy) Freeman, Harrodsburg; a sister, Virginia Haycraft, Louisville; a brother, Virgil Haycraft Jr., Nicholasville; two grandchildren, Corina and Hillary Lynn Freeman; and many other family members.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Clark Funeral Home in Versailles by the Rev. John Jessup. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Distler, David Freeman, Steven Haycraft, Walter Marcum, Johnny VanPelt and Jerry Taylor.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Gordon

Jada Lache Gordon, infant daughter of Laura Ueltschi and Gabe Gordon of Frankfort, was stillborn.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Rose Crest Cemetery in Versailles. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Jones

Seth Conway Jones Jr., 61, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Diane A. Jones, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008.

He was a master craftsman printer with Quebecor World (formerly Rand McNally) in Versailles for 40 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Brian (Rhonda) Jones and Davin Jones; and a sister, Joann (Bill) Widmer.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 23, Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg.

 

Lucas

William Edward Lucas, 46, of Versailles, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late William F. "Bones" and Myrtle Lucas. He was a retired Kentucky state government employee.

Survivors include three sisters, Penny Carpenter, Versailles, Debbie (Ronnie) Cook, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Tammy (Gary) Dawkins, Versailles; three brothers, Michael Estes and Robert Scotty Lucas, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Timothy (Rhonda) Lucas, Lexington. A sister, Linda Messer, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. H. L. Ulmer. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Penny Carpenter, Jessie Young, Ronnie Clark, Gary Dawkins, Robert Scott Lucas, Timothy Dean Lucas, and Matt Vaughn.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Mitchell

Robert B. "Beezie" Mitchell, 77, of Frankfort, husband of Elaine R. Mitchell, died Monday Oct. 20, 2008.

Born Jan. 27, 1931, in Lee County, he was the son of the late George Hiter and Nell Spicer Mitchell. He was owner and operator of Security Automobile Insurance Agency and a member of Crestwood Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Susan (Rob) Laurenson and Jennifer Harper, both of Frankfort; two sons, David S. Mitchell, Lexington, and Robert Darin Mitchell, Frankfort; seven grandchildren, Rebecca James Mitchell, Suzanna Mitchell, Robert D. Holden Mitchell, Katie Vaun Laurenson, Robert Laurenson III, Ashley Elizabeth Parker, and Brandon Neal Parker; a great-granddaughter, Alexis Vaun Bowen; a sister, Marjorie Cherry, Somerset; and two brothers, George H. Mitchell and Daniel W. Mitchell, both of Frankfort.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 23, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Wallace Kent. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today and last until the time of service.

Donations may be made to the Crestwood Baptist Memorial Fund or a charity of choice.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Muntz

Robert Warren Muntz, 67 of Frankfort, husband of Barbara Flynn Muntz, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008.

A native of Midway, he was the son of the late Russell Carr Muntz and Sally Mae Muntz. He was a former employee of Howard & Carter Concrete Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jennifer (Rod) Warren Privett; two brothers, Paul (Lynda) Muntz, Maysville, and R.C. (Colleen) Muntz, Georgetown; and two sisters, Doris Hammons and Barbara (Bill) King, Georgetown. A brother, Joe Clay Muntz; and two sisters, Patricia Barkley and Donna Thomason, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 17, at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Paul Yocum, Corey Lewis, Michael Lewis, Jerry Ward, Johnny Barnes, Bill McIntosh, Barry Hay, and Mike Muntz.

 

Southerland

William Thomas Southerland, 60, of Versailles, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008.

Born Aug. 23, 1948, in Casey County, he was the son of Lawrence and Sidney Wilson Southerland. He was a farmer and had worked for Rainbow Coal and Oil.

Survivors include three brothers, Henry, Welby, and Elzie (Ida) Southerland, Versailles; a sister, Lucille Luttrell, Versailles; two nieces, Waynetta (Kenny) Davenport, Liberty, and Jennifer Thompson, Versailles; three nephews, Lyle (Susan) Luttrell, Ohio, Monte (Bernadett) Luttrell, Liberty, and Sam (Ruth) Luttrell, Danville; 11 great-nieces and nephews; and seven great-great-nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 18, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lyle Luttrell, Monte Luttrell, Sam Luttrell, Kenny Davenport, and David Florin. Honorary bearers were Judy Adams, Brenda Harris and Carl Whalen, Jr.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Thornton

Randall Joseph Thornton, 55, of Versailles, husband of Melissa Roberts Thornton, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008.

A native of Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Thelma K. Thornton and the late Robert E. Thornton. He was a member of St. Leoís Catholic Church, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, earning a bachelorís degree, and a graduate of Xavier University, earning a masterís degree. He was retired from GTE.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his children, Allison Thornton Andersen, Lexington, and Robert Jared Thornton, Louisville; and two sisters, Barbara Thornton Beckham and Marsha Thornton Jones, both of Lexington.

A gathering of family and friends was held Friday, Oct. 17, at Clark Legacy Center, Nicholasville.

Contributions may be made to the Woodford Humane Society, 265 Thomas Lane, Versailles, KY 40383.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Turner

Charles E. Turner, 85, of Frankfort, husband of Nancy Turner, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008.

Born April 23, 1923, in Fitzgerald, Ga., he was the son of the late Charles Ellis and Hazel West Turner. He was a federal government retiree.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ed Turner, Georgia, and Mike Turner, Hebron; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were private. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of the arrangements.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

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