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October 27, 2011

 

Avery

Beulah "Bea" May Merithew Avery, 82, of Frankfort, widow of Ross Avery, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.

Born Sept. 29, 1929, in Syracuse, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Uretta Burdick Merithew.

Survivors include two daughters, Connie (Robert) Lashbrook, Versailles, and Linda (Harry) Talady, Lawrenceburg; three sons, Brian (Terri) Avery, Phil (Paula) Avery, and Milton (Kim) Avery; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a sister and a brother. A son, Doug, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Pastor Brad Allred.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Childrenís Hospital.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Bach

Dennis Wayne Bach, 62, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Versailles and Warsaw, husband of Terri True Bach, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.

The son of the late Daniel Woodford and Drucilla Grimes Bach, he was a retired mechanic.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Amber Sea, Williamstown, Tanya Luck, Cincinnati, Ohio, Matt Semones, Crittenden, and Derrick Bach, Miamisburg, Ohio; and several grandchildren.

Following cremation, graveside services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Versailles Cemetery. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Back

Dr. Joseph H. Back, 91 of Monticello, widower of Oneida "Blanche" (Skinner) Back, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Golden Years Nursing Home in Monticello.

Born March 14, 1920, in Monticello, he was the son of the late William Martin and Mary (Goddard) Back. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II. He was a long-time optometrist in Monticello, where he also served as a volunteer firefighter. He was a member and deacon of the First Christian Church in Monticello.

Survivors include three sons, Van Back and Edward Back, both of Monticello, and Jim Back, Versailles; two daughters, Kim Aspley, Peachtree City, Ga., and DeLana Adkins, Frankfort; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and other family members. Three brothers, Sydney, Tom, and Jack Back; and three sisters, Lucy Breeding, Laura Ford, and Alta Lusk, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 22, at Marvin S. Hicks Funeral Home by Bro. Harlan Ogle and Bro. Joe Tipton. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery. Full military honors were performed by DAV Chapter 105.

 

Butzer

Robert G. Butzer, 85, of Orrville, Ohio, widower of Betty J. Lehman Butzer, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio, after a period of declining health.

Born Sept. 20, 1926, in Marshallville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Lee and Laura (Aebi) Butzer. He was a graduate of Orrville High School, where he was a member of the basketball team. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a corporal during World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was president of Robert Butzer & Sons Inc. and Sun Valley Farm, which he started in 1955, and worked until his death. He also was the former owner of Mount Hope Livestock Auction and was co-owner of Orrville Livestock Auction. He also was a member of Livestock Marketing Association in Kansas City, Mo. He was a longtime member of Ohio Quarter Horse Association and Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association.

Survivors include three sons, Robert L. (Margie) Butzer, Orrville, Ohio, William J. (Mary Jane) Butzer, Luverne, Minn., and Barry (Jan) Butzer, Versailles; a daughter, Brenda (Rod) Stutler, Massillon, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marilyn Netzler, Columbus, Ohio. A brother, Raymond Butzer, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 21, at Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Orrville, Ohio, by the Rev. Ray Pfahler. Burial was in St. Michaelís Cemetery near Marshallville, Ohio. Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, was in charge of arrangements

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Orrville Area Boys & Girls Club, P.O. Box 17, Orrville, OH 44667; or Palliative Care Unit of Aultman Hospital, 2600 Sixth St. SW, Canton, OH 44710.

Condolences may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.

 

Lusby

Betsy Lusby, 78, of Georgetown, wife of George Lusby, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the Georgetown Community Hospital.

Born March 18, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Bernard Allison Sr. and Mattie Cummins Allison. She was a retired music and elementary school teacher, a member of Georgetown Baptist Church, a graduate of Georgetown College, a former minister of music of Midway Baptist Church, a former interim minister of music at Georgetown Baptist Church, a member of Alpha Delta Kappa and the hand bell choir at Georgetown Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Joey (Jenny) Lusby, Allyson Lusby, Tammy (Tommy) Osborne, and Jamie (Rick) Brinkley, all of Georgetown; nine grandchildren, Zach and Hannah Osborne, Sam, Bryan and Adin Lusby, Grace, Reid, Paige and Jack Brinkley; and a brother, Robert Allison, Midway. A daughter, Samantha Lusby, and a brother, A.B. Allison Jr., are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Georgetown Baptist Church by the Rev. Alan Redditt and the Rev. Richard Weekley. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dallas Blankenship, Tom Prather, Everette Varney, J. R. Brandenburg, Jackie Covington, Bill Crouch, Mark Walls, and Mike Schornick. Honorary bearers were Marvin Yocum, John Perry, Charles Bennett, and Byron Brewer. Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Georgetown Baptist Church Handbell Choir.

Condolences may be made at www.tuckeryocumwilson.com.

 

McCray

Howard McCray, 84, of Versailles, husband of Ann Lee McCray, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.

Born Aug. 23, 1927, in Lexington, he was the son of the late George and Julia King McCray. He served with the United States Navy during World War II and was retired from Goodyear as a maintenance foreman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Barbara Harvey and Brenda Wise, both of Illinois, and Jennifer Schmelzer, South Carolina; two sons, Gordon McCray and Jeffrey McCray, both of Illinois; five step-children, Faye Carpenter, Winchester, Linda Sowards and Dianna Hulette, both of Versailles, John Carpenter, Frankfort, and Michael Carpenter, Tennessee; seven grandchildren, Natalie McCray, Kevin McCray, Meghan McCray, Jeremy Willingham, Patti Walsh, Hollie Brown, and Hayley Schmelzer; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Hallie Abrams, Lexington; and a brother, Virgil McCray, Dayton, Ohio. A sister, Frances, and a brother, George McCray, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 22, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Mike Carpenter. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Joey Carpenter, Lloyd Hulette, Jeremy Willingham, Jeffery McCray, Shannon Allen, and John Carpenter.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Noe

Pat Rose Allen Noe, 74, of Frankfort, widow of Randall Noe, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.

She was a member of the local VFW and an administrative clerk for Kentucky state government.

Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Keesling, Switzer, Debbie Powell, Paducah, and Patti Lovett, Byhalia, Miss.; a son, Randy Noe, Lawrenceburg; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A son, David Allen Noe, and two brothers, James Darryl Allen and William Earl "Buster" Allen, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 21, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Larry Noe.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Soyars

Marilyn Sayre Soyars, 69, of Frankfort, wife of J. L. Soyars, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.

Born May 31, 1942, in Lawrenceburg, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ethel Estes Sayre. She was an administrative assistant at the Kentucky Bar Association and a member of Millville Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Earleen (Leo) Ginter, Versailles; two brothers, Ernie Lee (Lorinda) Sayre, Lexington, and Eddie Earl Sayre, Frankfort; five nephews, Eddie Ginter, Michael Ginter, Eric Sayre, Errol Sayre, and Emery Sayre; and two nieces, Jill Hartley and Heidi Land.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Judy Stallons. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Eddie Ginter, Michael Ginter, Michael Hartley, Leo Ginter, Nick Castanis, and Randy Ginter. Honorary bearers will be Michelle Lynn Ginter, Christen Richardson, and members of Frankfort Civitan Club. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 27, at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to American Cancer Society or the charity of oneís choice.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Whitaker

Jennifer Kay Whitaker, 32, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Versailles, wife of John C. Whitaker, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of Pastor Donald Scott Jr. and Bonnie Kay Sewell Scott. She was an employee of Amazon.com.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Kelsie Renae Whitaker and Matthew Thomas Whitaker; a brother, Mark Anthony Scott, Huntington, W.Va.; her grandmother, Edna Katherine Scott, Versailles; three uncles, Douglas Sewell, Mark Scott, and Tony Scott, all of Versailles; and two aunts, Shirley Poor, Versailles, and Patricia Vollmer, Nicholasville.

Services will be conducted at noon Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Waverly Road Baptist Church, Huntington, W.Va. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Burial will follow in East Carter County Memory Gardens, Grayson, Ky. Reger Funeral Home of Huntington, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.timeformemory.com/reger.

 

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