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Versailles, Ky.


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October 4, 2001


Dorothy W. Black

Dorothy W. Black, 75, of Versailles, widow of Albert C. Black, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at her home.

Born in Wellesley, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Effie Noyles Wells. She was a member of the Methodist Church, and had been a former bank teller and waitress in Massachusetts before retiring to Versailles.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Ann Black, Versailles; four sons, David R. Black, Versailles, Edward A. Black, Richard C. Black, both of Massachusetts, and William E. Black, New Hampshire; a sister, Priscilla Parsons, New Hampshire; four brothers, Herbert Wells, Florida, Robert Wells, Howie Wells, and Linden Wells, all of New Hampshire; eight grandchildren; and one great grandson.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Don Vanzant. Cremation followed the services.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio, 44720.


Mary L. Downs

Mary Louise Downs, 81, of Frankfort, formerly of Midway, widow of Harshall Cloyd Downs Sr., died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001.

She was the daughter of the late Joe and Margaret Green Lambert, and was a member of the Midway United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Dragoo, Lawrenceburg; Calvin Downs, Harshall Downs Jr., and Jimmy Downs, all of Frankfort; a sister, Lillian Harrod Wheeler, Lexington; a brother, Norman Lee Wheeler; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. A son, Garland Wayne Downs, and a daughter, Vivian Jean Lyman, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Byron Jessup. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandsons, David Moore, and Jody Lambert. Her granddaughters were honorary bearers.


Michael E. Lanier

Michael Everett Lanier, 42, of Covington, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at his residence.

Survivors include his mother, Ruby Lane Lanier, Versailles; a daughter, Tara Lanier; and a granddaughter, Destiny, both of Covington.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, in Covington. Another service was held at his church in Ft. Mitchell on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001.


Ruby Lloyd

Ruby Wilson Lloyd, 84, Taylor Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Steele Road, Versailles, widow of Willard Lloyd, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Della Howard Wilson. She was a member of Glen's Creek Baptist Church for more than 70 years, and had been a Sunday school teacher of the ladies' class for more than 30 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruby Jean Lloyd Damron, Madison, N.C.; a son, David Howard Lloyd, Versailles; two sisters, Mayme Coppage, Versailles, and Bertha Watts, Nicholasville; six grandchildren, Beth Damron Wedge, South Carolina, Danny Damron and Debbie Damron, both of North Carolina, David Lloyd II, Lawrenceburg, Curtis Lloyd, Versailles, and Susan Lloyd, Columbus, Ohio; and eight great grandchildren. A sister, Margaret W. Lloyd, and two brothers, Woodrow Wilson and Howard Wilson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Interment was in Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gary Wilson, Tom Wilson, Steve Watts, David Lloyd II, Curtis Lloyd, and Danny Damron.

Memorials are suggested to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, Ky. 40383, and Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, Ky. 40601.


Leon K. Renfro

Leon K. Renfro, 75, of Lexington, husband of Mary "Rhodus" Renfro, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at the V.A. Medical Center.

A native of Versailles, he was the son of the late Amos and Alma Wiley Renfro. He was a member of the Bread of Life Assembly of God, a retired Dixie Cup employee, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Mary Carr, Lexington; three sons, Gerald "Renfro" Edwards, Lexington, Lynn Renfro and Glenn, both of Georgetown; five grandchildren; two sisters, Goldie Goodlett and Alma Egbert, both of Versailles; a brother, Jackie Young, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by David Allen. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.


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