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October 28, 2010

 

Bayes

Edward C. Bayes, 81, of Lexington, husband of Pauline L. Bayes, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at his home after a long illness.

Born Feb. 19, 1929, in Kenova, W.Va., he was the son of the late John S. and Roncie Bayes. He was a graduate of Henry Clay High School and was an employee at the Lexington Lamp Works GE for approximately 40 years and retired due to a massive heart attack in 1986. He served 15 years in the Army National Guard, was a member of Broadway Christian Church, an avid University of Kentucky sports fan and a Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his wife of 59 years, he is survived by four children, H. Steven Brown (Delmar R. Cox, partner), Lexington, Edward C. "Sonny" Bayes Jr. (Rhonda), Lawrenceburg, Theresa "Terry" Wallin (Steve), Versailles, and Dana Williams (Michael), Lexington; three grandchildren, Stephanie Baker (Ronald), Versailles, Kristin Stanley, Lexington, and Tanner Williams, Irvine; and a great-granddaughter, Hope Baker, Versailles. Four sisters, two brothers, and a great-grandson, Steven Wayne Baker, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington, by the Rev. Craig Yates. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Steve Brown, Delmer Cox, Sonny Bayes, Steve Wallin, Michael Williams, and Ronnie Bayes. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 28.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Brooks

Lena Brooks, 76, of Frankfort, wife of George E. Brooks Sr., died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010.

Born Feb. 1, 1934, in Worthville, she was the daughter of the late John and Julia McCallister Cook. She was an inspector at Union Underwear and an employee at Model Laundry. She was also a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Sharlene Brooks, Frankfort, and Sherry Ferguson, Lawrenceburg; two sons, Richard Brooks, Frankfort, and George Brooks Jr., Versailles; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 28, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Pastor James Byrd. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Jason Brooks, Josh Smith, Alan Ferguson, Chris Barnes, Isaac Barnes, and Doug Smith.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Columbia

Calvin Risque Columbia, Jr., 55, of Frankfort, formerly of Midway, husband of Kathryn F. Columbia, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at his home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Tonie L. Columbia, Lawrenceburg; his mother, Shirley Rose, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Michael C. Thompson; four sisters, Teresa Buckner, Carla Thompson, Kelly Reddin, and Kim Saylor; four grandchildren, Nolan J. Hedges, Serenity G. Hedges, Alexzandra Dery, and Renee Dery. His father, Calvin Risque Columbia Sr., is deceased.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Midway Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 123 East Bruen Street, Midway.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Woodford Humane Society.

 

Fain

Garnett Welch Fain, 80, of Nicholasville, husband of Barbara Ann Stipe Fain, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at his home.

He was the son of the late Forrest and Callie B. Peel Fain. He was the owner of JAW Excavating, was a member of Bethel Christian Church and the Jessamine County Saddle Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Melinda (Ira) Puckett, Nicholasville, Rebecca Goldey, Lexington, Laura Sharp, Lexington, and Amy (Jim) Adams, Versailles; seven grandchildren, Keturah Proffitt, Jeremy Puckett, Will, Emily and Sarah Goldey, and Austin and Tyler Adams; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Ruby Prior, New York. His first wife, Marjorie Moores Fain, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 28, at Bethel Christian Church by Pastor Bill Bales. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Fainís grandchildren will serve as casket bearers. Honorary bearers will be the elders and deacons of Bethel Christian Church.

Donations are suggested to the Bethel Christian Church or Hospice of the Bluegrass. Online

Guest book at www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com.

 

Graver

Edith Hall Graver, 77, of Richmond, formerly of Versailles, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Rex and Florence Smith Hall and was a Baptist. Prior to retiring to Richmond, she had lived in Daytona Beach, Fla., and in Chicago, Ill.

Survivors include two sons, Sam (Wanda) Deakins, Richmond, and Timothy (Cheryl) Deakins, Daytona Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A son, Michael Deakins; a sister, Sadie Hall; and three brothers, Garvel Hall, Russell Hall, and Robert Hall, are deceased.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Versailles Cemetery. Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Koppius

Joseph Townsend Koppius, 81, of Summerfield, Fla., formerly of Lexington, husband of Garnet Crisp Koppius, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010.

He was the son of the late Dr. Otto and Mary Townsend Koppius. He retired from Ashland Chemical, Columbus, Ohio. He was a veteran, a University of Kentucky alumnus, a member of Kappa Sigma, and a Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Martha Hall, Lexington; a niece, Mary Lu Patterson, Versailles; five nephews, Herbert Miller, and Robert Miller, Lexington, Michael Williams, Falls Church, Va., Jeffrey Williams, Arlington, Va., and David Williams, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; seven grand-nephews; and a grand-niece.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Central Christian Church, Lexington, by the Rev. Jake Caldwell.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or a favorite charity.

 

Pittman

George A. Pittman, 75, formerly of Midway, husband of Evelyn E. Pittman, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, in Inverness, Fla.

Born on Aug. 26, 1935, in Midway, he was the son of the late Allen Slogan and Rosella Fathergill Pittman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Teresa Marr, Carolyn Pearson, and Patsy Miles, all of Florida; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lilly Eaves, Phyllis Hopewell, and Kathleen Conway, all of Frankfort; and a brother, William Pittman, Lawrenceburg. A sister, Nancy Yeary, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were David Pearson, Tom Wilcox, Jesse Van, Glen Miles, John Marr, and Charles Cottrell Jr.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Scalf

Don Scalf, 70, of Versailles, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010.

Born June 7, 1940, in Pikeville, he was the son of the late Clyde and Sallie McCoy Scalf. He was a retired employee of the Butler Company. He was an avid railroader and a past president of the Bluegrass Railroad Museum.

Survivors include his sister-in-law, Julia Scalf; and nieces and nephews, Lynn Haines, Doug Scalf, Sarah Davis, John Scalf, Micah Willis, and Mark Willis.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 23, at Johnson Memorial Cemetery in Pikeville. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, and JW Call and Son Funeral Home, Pikeville, were in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Shropshire

Grover Craig "Deacon" Shropshire, 88, of Frankfort, widower of Phyllis Ann Cox Shropshire, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

A native of Georgetown, he was the son of the late Grover and Mattie Craig Burrier Shropshire. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and received an MBA from Washington University. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was employed for many years as an executive of Ashland Oil, Inc. He was an active member and trustee of many civic organizations, including Midway College, the International Museum of The Horse, the Headley-Whitney Museum, the Society of Colonial Wars and Sons of the Revolution.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan (Michael) Oder; a granddaughter, Alexandra Oder; a sister, Nancy Shropshire Blazer; and three nieces, Nan (Neal) Morris, Martha (Ben) Smith, and Barrie (Sam) Conner.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 25, at the Church of the Ascension, Frankfort, by Fr. Bill Brown. Interment was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Johnsonís Funeral Home, Georgetown, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Midway College, 512 E. Stephens Street, Midway, KY 40347.

 

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