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October 3, 2002



Pauline McClure Burgess, 92, of Nashville, formerly of Frankfort, widow of Frank K. Burgess, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002.

Born Jan. 24, 1910, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Christopher and Isabel McClure. She began a secretarial career with Union College and later worked at Midway Junior College. She was one of the first women to work in the Kentucky Department of Aeronautics. A photographer and artist, she was also an avid golfer. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Capital First Ladies, and the Frankfort Women’s Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Nealya Parish Ballantine, Nashville; and two grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Rogers Funeral Home, Frankfort, by Dr. Donald Nunnelly. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County.



Jewel Dean Edwards Jones, 62, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Midway, wife of Bobby Jones, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at Morton Plant Meece Hospital, Dunedin, Fla., after a short illness.

Born April 18, 1940, she was the daughter of late Lena McQueen and Posey Edwards of Estill County. She was a retired Florida Power Corp. employee.

Survivors include a son, Darby Taylor Jones, Burnside; a daughter, Melody Taylor Jones, Florida; three brothers, Ernon Edwards, Estill County, Lloyd Edwards, New Boston, Texas, and Wayne Edwards, Estill County; two sisters, Eva Mae Edwards Wallace, Estill County, and Beulah Edwards Cyrus, Enon, Ohio; five grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and 13 nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Glendon Edwards and Arnold Edwards, and a grandchild, David Bentley Creech, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery.



Dr. Anna Pemberton Kremer, a poet and professor in the English Department and Honors Program at the University of Kentucky, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at the UK Markey Cancer Center.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of Harold P. and Elizabeth Cromwell Kremer. She had a distinguished academic career, with particular interests in intellectual history, the literature of the Old and New Testaments, fantasy literature, and medieval literature. She did several poetry and visual art projects with artist Toss Chandler, including the 1993 show “Winter Revels” at the Headley-Whitney Museum. A similar show was scheduled for next year.

Survivors include a son, Harold L. Reed, Revere, Mass.; and a sister, Evalina K. Settle, Wilmore.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at the Newman Center. W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Scholarship Fund for Young Artists of the Kentucky Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters, P.O. Box 318, Lexington, KY 40508-0318.



Lucille Osborne, 84, of Glendale, a retired cook at Whistle Stop in Glendale, mother of Brenda Lucas of Versailles, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at the Gilead Baptist Church, Glendale.



Charles W. “Charlie” Parker, 78, of Versailles, widower of Daisy Mae Soard Parker, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at the VA Medical Center, Cooper Drive, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County Aug. 7, 1924, he was the son of the late Noah Franklin and Ruth Agnes Seay Parker. He was a retired horseman and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two daughters, Bambi Floyd, Lexington, and Patty Craig, Lexington; a son, Charles Michael Parker, Lexington; a stepson, Robert Joseph Duncan, Versailles; a sister, Ruth Evelyn Cunningham, Texas; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Eugene E. Fuller. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Valdez Ford, Bobby Craig, Josh Sargent, Theodore Sharp, Ricky Soard, Donny Wayne Soard, Jimmy Conners, and Brian Conners.

Contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center, Cooper Drive.



Carole Williams Reynolds, 61, of Sugar Creek, widow of Archie Reynolds, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, after a brief illness.

Born Oct. 30, 1940, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Roger Williams and Mildred Holman Williams Johnson. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and an employee of Central Baptist Hospital.

Survivors include five children, Debbie Gill, Nicholasville, Sherie Orange, Jessamine County, Sonny Reynolds, Nicholasville, Anthony Reynolds, Lancaster, and Ramey Reynolds, Nicholasville; nine grandchildren, Erick Reynolds, Austin Reynolds, Jena Reynolds, Emily Gill, Dillon Reynolds, Rick Orange, Robbie Gill, Angie Gill, and Missy Pauley; and two sisters, Jane Juett and Mary Scobee.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church by the Rev. John Thompson, the Rev. Bobby Becknell, and the Rev. DeWayne Brewer. Burial was in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Marion Williams, Ronnie Lawrence, Erick Reynolds, Shelby Williams, Ronnie Juett, Barry Welch, Danny Stocker, and Steve Welch. Honorary bearers were Donald Lawrence, Pete Graham, Stoner Tatman, Jeff Underwood, Jerry Underwood, Brian Welch, Ron Shearer, and Bunnie Bruner.

Contributions are suggested to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.



Fannie Mae Spotts, 83, of Versailles, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, after a long illness.

A native of Scott County, she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Nellie Fields Spotts. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Bracktown.

Survivors include a niece, Lillie Mae Blackburn, Louisville; cousins, William and Sally Johnson, Lexington; and numerous other cousins and other relatives. A sister, Laura Spotts, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at the O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, by Dr. C.B. Akins. Burial was in the Steele Cemetery.



Jesse B. Wilson, 87, of Lexington, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Cambridge Health Facility.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Jess B. and Martha Hawkins Wilson. He was a member of the Polk Memorial Baptist Church, Mortonsville.

Survivors include five children, Jessie W. Franklin, John Wilson, Lewis Wilson, Donald Wilson, and Pat Wilson; 14 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two nieces; a nephew; and numerous other relatives.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at the Polk Memorial Baptist Church by Pastor Donald Townsend. Burial was in the Polk Memorial Cemetery.

O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.


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