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October 26, 2000 issue


William L. Alves

William Lux Alves, 68, of Hobbs, N. M., formerly of Versailles, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Lea Regional Hospital in Hobbs.

Mr. Alves, son of the late Haywood "Pete" and Mildred Alves, was born in Beattyville on Nov. 17, 1931. He moved with his family to Versailles in 1936 and was reared here.

He attended local schools and St. Johnís Episcopal Church, and served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. In Hobbs, he was employed by Mil Chem as a mud engineer.

Mr. Alves is survived by two sons, Lee and Steve Alves, of Hobbs; two brothers, Robert Haywood Alves, Versailles, and Stanley Powell Alves, Oxford, Ohio; a sister, Patricia Gordon, Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A brother, Samuel Alves, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Oct. 26, at Northside Baptist Church, Hobbs, by the Rev. Neil Ainsworth. Burial will be in Prairie Haven Memorial Park. The Hobbs Veterans Honor Guard will conduct graveside services. The Griffin Funeral Home, Hobbs, is in charge of arrangements.


Christine Barber

Christine "Maggie" Barber, 92, of Georgetown, widow of Lewis Barber, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000.

A native of Georgetown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Amanda Reynolds Kenley. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene but attended Highland Baptist Church, Lexington.

Survivors include a son, Donald Lewis Barber, Georgetown; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Lizzie Dotson, Versailles, and Lucille Floran, Frankfort, and a brother, Leo Kenley, Indianapolis, Ind. An infant daughter, Margie Barber; three sisters, Lillian Roberts, Dell Dalton, and Katie Jordan, and a brother, J.C. Kenley, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Johnsonís Funeral Home, Georgetown, by Bro. Delbert Walker and Bro. Chris Dotson. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Stamping Ground. Bearers will be Gary Hardin, David Clark, Stan Justice, Bry and Matthew Hardin, Tyler Justice, and Matthew Tackett. Honorary bearers will be Kenneth, Bobby, Phillip and Gerald Dotson, Freddie and Dennis Jordan, and Steve Lucas. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, Oct. 26, at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.


Anna Casada

Anna Belle Holman Sharp Casada, 87, of Christ Church Apartments, Lexington, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000.

A native Of Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Will and Kathleen Holman. She was a member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church, and a retired Fayette County school bus driver.

She is survived by two sons, Donald W. Sharp, Lexington, and Ronald W. Sharp, Paris; four grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington 40504.


George G. Cummins

George Gilbert Cummins, 75, of Lawrenceburg, widower of Frances Lee "Peggy" Foley Cummins, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, in Frankfort.

He was the son of the late Claude C. and Lula Cox Cummins; was a former employee of the Woodford Lumber Co. in Versailles, a farmer, and a member of the Corinth Christian Church.

He is survived by three sons, George Cummins Jr. and Robert Gene Cummins, both of Lawrenceburg, and Billy Cummins, Versailles; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Claude B. Cummins, Lawrenceburg. A son, Claude Allen Cummins, and a brother, John Cummins, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by the Rev. Nelson Lee. Burial was in the Corinth Cemetery. Casket bearers were George Cummins III, Heath Cummins, Kevin Cummins, Robert Cummins Jr., Sean Cummins, and Claude Cummins. Honorary bearers were Jake Lippert, Brian Keith Cummins, and Don Cooper. Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideonís International, P. O. Box 61, Lawrenceburg 40342.


Raymond E. Graves

Raymond Everette Graves, 86, of Lexington, husband of Ruth Franklin Graves, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at the Lexington Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

A native of Midway, he was a son of the late Everette and Georgia Thomas Graves. He was a member and former deacon of Chevy Chase Baptist Church, Lexington, and was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired as a grocery manager for Krogerís after 32 years of service, then worked for Brock-McVey in Lexington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Carolyn Pereira, Aurora, Colo.; Donna Evans, Linda Brinegar, and Marian Dean, all of Lexington; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Congleton and Nancy Drury, both of Lexington; and five nephews. A sister, Emma Lee Witt, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Jim McKenzie. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County.


Albert Hebenstreit

Albert "Paul" Hebenstreit, 38, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Versailles, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000. He was the husband of Ronda Hebenstreit.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Tom and Verna Hebenstreit. He was the owner of CWM Construction.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three daughters, Cierra Sutton, Wendy Hebenstreit and Maddison Hebenstreit, all of Bradenton; two sisters, Sheri Bell and Lori Henry, Versailles; and two nieces and a nephew.

Services and burial were in Sarasota, Fla., on Monday, Oct. 23. A memorial service will scheduled in November at the First Presbyterian Church, Frankfort.


Edward M. Kenney

Edward M. "Mack" Kenney, 74, of Lexington, formerly of Ashland, husband of Joyce H. "Joy" Kenney, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2000, in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Mr. Kenney was a retired tax appraiser with Ashland Oil, Inc. He was born in Frankfort, the son of the late Bronston Shelby and Mary Mossman McMormack Kenney. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a member of Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Stuart C. Kenney, Marietta, Ga.; a daughter, Paige M. Quillen, Versailles; four grandchildren, Sara Kenney, Stephanie Kenney, and Shelby Kenney, all of Marietta, and Tony Lee Kahn, Versailles; a nephew and a niece.

Services were conducted at 12 noon Thursday, Oct. 19, at Christ Church Cathedral by the Very Rev. Morris K. Thompson Jr. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Stuart Kenney, Solly VanMeter, Eric Quillen, J.V. Millard, Tom Crehore, George Robertson, John Robertson, and Bronston Kenney. The W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Childrenís Miracle Network, c/o University of Kentucky, 800 Rose St., Lexington 40536, or to the charity of oneís choice.


Bonnie M. Martin

Bonnie Murphy Martin, 53, of Lockbourne, Ohio, formerly of Lexington, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, after a long illness. She was a homemaker and the wife of Stone Martin.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Bobby Kirby, Lockbourne; two stepsons, Stoney Martin Jr., Columbus, Ohio, and James Martin, Lexington; a stepdaughter, Tina Murphy, Lexington; a brother, Joe Murphy, Lexington; four sisters, Ruby Harlow, Pat Darr, and Judy Crowe, all of Versailles, and Shirley Christian, Tennessee; and several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by Bro. Byron Jessup. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.


Kathleen B. Stocks

Kathleen B. Stocks, 96, of Bowling Green, widow of Chester L. Stocks, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000.

A native of Alabama, she was a member of First Baptist Church, Bowling Green.

Survivors include Helen Carter Karrick, Bowling Green, John Carter, Versailles, Kenneth Carter, Haddon Heights, N.J., and Russell Carter, Middletown, Ohio; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Trinity Christian Church, Bowling Green. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Kentucky Talking Book Library, P.O. Box 818, Frankfort, Ky. 40602.


Clarence C. Warner

Clarence Carl "Chick" Warner, 70, of Versailles, husband of Bertha Lowe Warner, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at the VA Medical Center, Leestown Rd., Lexington.

Born in High Bridge, he was the son of the late William 0. and Allie McGinnis Warner. He had been an employee of the Fayette Urban County Government and was a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Roseanna Doyle, Winchester, and Dixie Hazelwood, Frankfort; three sons, William Douglas Warner, Lexington, Estill "Bud" Warner, Versailles, and Robert Lowe, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Jimmy Tipton. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Allen Hazelwood, Danny Warner, Buddy Carl Warner, Joe Warner, George Wilson, and Charles Stoker. Memorials are suggested to the second floor of the VA Medical Center, Leestown Rd., Lexington.