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October 25, 2001

 

Paul T. Bailey

Paul T. Bailey, 75, of Orlando, Fla., husband of Helen Fields Bailey, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Bailey was born in Fleming County and lived in Versailles for more than 30 years. He was a former member of the Woodford Christian Church, Versailles, a member of the West Orange Christian Church, Orlando, and a Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Shirley Lewis, Versailles, Mary Haney, Paris, Jean Bailey, Ormond Beach, Fla., Donna Bailey, Orlando, and Angela Shaw, Orlando; a son, Paul Shane Bailey, Louisville; two grandsons, Jeffrey Turner, Albuquerque, N.M., and Mason Turner, Paris; a brother, James Bailey, Versailles; a sister, Mary Jolly, Carlisle; two nieces; and four nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at the Mt. Tabor Methodist Church, Fleming County, by the Rev. Randy Nation. Burial was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

 

Bernardine Benedetti

Bernardine B. Benedetti, of Lexington, widow of Louis Benedetti, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at her residence.

A native of Loretta, she was the daughter of the late Francis Kendrick and Cora Abell Beaven. She was a member of the Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church, and retired in 1981 from St. Joseph Hospital, where she was director of housekeeping. She was a former president of the Bluegrass Chapter of the National Executive Housekeepers of America.

Survivors include two daughters, Santina Ann Turner, Versailles, and Lou Dean Shearer, Lexington; three grandchildren, Louis Shearer and William Bradley Shearer, both of Richmond, and Holly Ann Turner, Versailles; a sister, Ann Ward, Lebanon; and two brothers, Ted Beaven, Louisville, and Leo Beaven, Mason, Ohio.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at the Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church by the Rev. Joe Saulino. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Paris.

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Russell Bowles

Russell Bowles, 75, of Nicholasville, husband of Betty Stephens Bowles, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001.

He was the son of the late Roy and Olla Montgomery Bowles, and was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a World War II veteran who was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after a 25-year career, a retired farmer, and a retired civil service employee at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Linda S. Hughes; a son, Russell A. "Rusty" Hughes; three granddaughters, Misty and Amanda Hughes and Jennifer Bowles; two step-children, Steve Clark and Sherie Thompson; a brother, Henry Bowles, Woodford County; a sister, Judy Leslie, Ohio; and several other relatives.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Powell Whitlock. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

 

William L. Busby

William L. Busby, 81, of London, formerly of Clay County, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Marymount Hospital, London.

Mr. Busby owned and operated Busby Variety Store, a print shop, and the Royal Hotel in Manchester. He was also a former newspaperman, who owned and operated the Manchester Enterprise, and went to work for the Lexington Herald-Leader, from which he retired in 1984. He was a past president of the Manchester Kiwanis Club and a licensed private pilot. He was born in Trafford, Ala., and served in the U.S. Army in Germany, Austria, and France during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Busby; two sons, William Lynn Busby, Versailles, and Milton Haynes Busby, Hemet, Calif.; two brothers; a sister; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Manchester Presbyterian Church. Rominger Funeral Home, Manchester, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Chlorene Ford

Chlorene "Tiny" (Baker) Ford, 69, of Lexington, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Edmonton, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Lee and Cleopus Goad Ford. She was a member of the Castlewood Christian Church, and a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary. She was also an associate of Lafayette Rentals and owner of Tiny's Restaurant.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Brumley and Kathy Baker Torsell, both of Lexington; two sons, Larry Neal Word, Park City, and Thomas L. Word, Versailles; three grandchildren, Jay Brumley. Stephanie Nicole Word, and Brandon Scott Word; two great grandchildren, Bryce Taylor Brumley and Casey Lynn Brumley; two sisters, Peggy Ford and Betty Conkle, both of Illinois; three brothers, Buddy Ford and Bill Ford, both of Illinois, and Bobby Ford, Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. A grandson, Thomas L. Word II, is deceased.

Private family services were held. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, Ky., 40504.

 

Leslie Gregory

Leslie "Boots" Gregory, 96, of Woodford County, widower of Lucy Wilhoite Gregory, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Seneca Lee and Mary Frances Allen Gregory. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, William Leslie "Bill" Gregory, Texas, and James M. "Jim" Gregory, Illinois; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. James Bowman and the Rev. Don White. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Keith Curry, Wayne Quisenberry, Luther Mac Cain, Greg Gregory, Mike Gregory, Tony Gregory, and Terry Jenkins.

 

Clyde Hartley

Clyde Hartley, 77, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Helen Page Hartley, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at the VA Medical Center, Cooper Drive, Lexington.

Born July 4, 1924 in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Joseph Otto and Emma Redmon Hartley. He was a retired 42-year employee of Joseph E. Seagram Distillers and a cattle farmer. He was a 1942 graduate of Kavanaugh, a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Woodford County; Anderson Masonic Lodge #90, American Legion Post #34, the UK Alumni Association, and Spindletop Hall. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David W. Hartley, Louisville; two sisters, Josephine White, Lawrenceburg, and Gladys Raider, Woodford County; a step-daughter, Alice Fink, Lawrenceburg; a step-son, Larry Page, Frankfort; and three step-grandchildren, Mike, Joey, and Kris Fink, all of Lawrenceburg. His first wife, Sue Bruner Hartley; two sisters, Sadie Parrish and Eva Mae Coyle; and two brothers, Hobart and Delbert Hartley, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at Ritchie-Todd-Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by Bro. Jim Allen and Bro. Bob C. Jones. Burial was in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 3825 Tyrone Pike, Versailles, Ky., 40383.

 

David Newton

David Lee Newton, 48, of Lawrenceburg, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Samaritan Hospital, Lexington.

Born April 12, 1953, in England, he was a 1971 graduate of Woodford County High School and an engineering technician with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Fred and Nila Miller Newton, Versailles; a daughter, Melissa “Missy” Newton Schell, Lawrenceburg; a son, R.C. Newton, Lawrenceburg; a granddaughter, Kristen Shuttleworth, Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Mary Clark, Versailles, and Jennifer Goforth, Abilene, Texas; and a brother, Mark Newton, Lawrenceburg.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at Ritchie-Todd-Peach Funeral Home by Dr. Greg Burton. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles.

Contributions are suggested to the Lucille Parker-Markey Cancer Center, c/o Beth Williams, 800 Rose Street, Room 140, Lexington, Ky., 40536.

 

Delia Rogers

Delia Norman Jones Rogers, 93, of Midway, formerly of Stamping Ground, widow of J.J. Rogers, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at Georgetown Community Hospital.

Born May 19, 1908, in Lee County, she was the daughter of the late Alford and Carrie Chowning Norman. She was a member of the Stamping Ground Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Ada Katherine Popp, Midway; two grandsons, Ray Popp and Lynn Jones; a granddaughter, Kathy Gross; great grandchildren Matthew Popp, Ginger Hill, and Candy Jones; a great great grandson, Joshua Carter Martin; step-great great grandchildren, Kevin and Jason Hill; and a sister, Eary Jones, Georgetown. A son, Asa William Jones, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown, by the Rev. Charles Brooks and the Rev. Mark Johnson. Burial was in Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ron Tryner, Lynn Jones, Charles Jones, Matthew Popp, Mike Hill, and Allen Gross.

 

James B. Whaley

James B. "Ben" Whaley, of Paris, widower of Imogene Adams Whaley, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001.

Born Sept. 17, 1919, in Robinson County, he was the son of the late James and Mary Gay Whaley. He was a retired employee of Claiborne Farms, a member of the Mormon Church and the VFW, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include four sons, James Michael Whaley, Georgetown, Henry Allen Whaley, Fayette County, Larry Lee Whaley, Woodford County, and Tony Whaley, Scott County; four daughters, Terry Tubbs, Sharpsburg, Beverly Jo Bussell, Paris, Pat Gillenwater, Louisville, and Billie Bell, Lexington; two sisters, Pauline Ritchie, Maysville, and Billie Marshall, Georgetown; 25 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown. Burial was in Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gary Lay, Kevin Lay, Eric Tubbs, Ronnie Bussell, J.C. Whaley, Robbie Whaley, and Gary Whaley.

 

Coy E. Wilson

Coy E. Wilson, 75, of Midway, husband of Anna Lee Brandenburg Wilson, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at his residence.

Born March 21, 1926, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Ervin and Addie Games Wilson. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Frankfort First Church of the Nazarene. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Linda Marcum, Frankfort, and Sherry Shepherd, Midway; three sons, Paul Wilson, Lexington, William E. “Billy” Wilson, Versailles, and Colonel Timothy Wilson, Midway; three sisters, Louise Wright, Versailles, Iva Elliott, Lexington, and Katherine Thomas, Frankfort; three brothers, Kurby Wilson, Midway, Shelby Wilson, Versailles, and Donnie Wilson, Monterey; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren. A daughter, Nancy Delores Shepard, and a son, David Len Wilson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Gale Ashby. Burial was in Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Paul Wilson, Billy Wilson, James Marcum, Michael Shepard, Steven Shepard, and Scotty Wilson. Honorary bearers were his grandsons, granddaughters, and Timothy Wilson.

 

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