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October 4, 2007

 

Clemons

Virgil Ray Clemons, 57, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, in Versailles.

Born June 29, 1950, in Breathitt County, he was the son of the late Mary Howard and Howard Clemons.

He was a farmer, a mechanic and formerly worked for the railroad. He was a member of the Lawrenceburg United Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Angela Mae Clemons, Indiana; his fiancée, Lula Joyce Clemons-Downey, Versailles; four adopted children, Jenna Faye Clemons, Aaron Ray Clemons, James Michael Clemons, and Michelle Dawn Osborne; a grandchild, Mackenzie Logan, Shelbyville; three sisters, Ann McGee, Harrodsburg, Nina Buntain, Lawrenceburg, and Brenda Kay Davis, Willisburg; four brothers, Ervin Ray Clemons, Akron, Ind., Melvin Davis, Carrollton, Marvin Davis, Rochester, Ind., and Rick Lee Davis, Harrodsburg.

Services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 30, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by the Rev. Michael R. Seidenfaden. Burial was Monday, Oct. 1, at the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Virgil Ray Clemons Memorial Fund, c/o Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, P.O. Box 730, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

 

Gajdik

Ann Tarlton Thomas Gajdik, 85, of Lexington, widow of Stanley John Gajdik Jr., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Charles William and Adah Groom Thomas. She was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Kentucky, and was a retired teacher and librarian working in the Fayette County Public Schools and at Midway College. She was a charter member and trustee of Crestwood Christian Church, where she was also a member of the C.W.F. An avid bridge player, she also held memberships in the Bryan Station Chapter of the D.A.R., Woman’s Club of Central Kentucky, the Lexington Lioness Club, and the UK Alumni Association.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Thomas Gajdik, Lexington, and Stanley Jan Gajdik III, Acworth, Ga.; four grandchildren, Stephen Dean Gajdik, Jennifer Gajdik Simpson, Leanne Cobb, and Stanley Jonathan Gajdik IV; and seven great-grandchildren, Britany, Samantha, Anna, Emily, Taylor, Jayden, and Sophia.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 1, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Bill McDonald. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Stephen Gajdik, Stanley J. Gajdik IV, Scott Simpson, Tom Martin, and James D. Rouse.

Memorials are suggested to the Crestwood Christian Church Library, 1882 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, KY 40503, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Hazlett

Robert Hazlett, 83, of Versailles, widower of Ethel Hazlett, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at his residence.

Born Sept. 1, 1924, in Henry County, he was the son of the late Albert and Bertha Hazlett. He was retired from Union Underwear and the Frankfort Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Amy B. Gaines and Jessie Greene, both of Versailles, and Ann Owens, Winchester; three sons, Mark Beazley, Salvisa, Jamie Beazley, Nicholasville, and Joe Beazley, Lexington; three sisters, Ruby McQuery, Hanover, Ind., and Jean Howard and Brenda Patrick, both of Frankfort; two grandchildren, Brandon and Stacey Gaines; two great-grandchildren, Brieana and Aubrey Gaines; and numerous nieces and nephews. Five brothers, Carl Thomas Hazlett, Charles Hazlett, Albert Hazlett, Walter Hazlett, and Curtis Hazlett; and two sisters, Christine Dobbins and Inetta McKinney, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 29, at the West Frankfort Church of God by the Rev. Wade Hughes. Harrod Brothers Funeral Home LLC was in charged of arrangements.

Guest book at www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com.

 

Horn

Emery A. "Hap" Horn, 88, of Lexington, husband of Ann White Horn, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Carlo and Lela Jones Horn. He was a retired Army 2nd Infantry officer, serving during World War II. He served in battles in Normandy, Northern France, the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhineland, and Central Europe, and received two Bronze Stars and other medals for bravery. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, a farmer, and a longtime member of YMCA sports. He was a member of Midway Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Jerry Horn, Lexington, Robin Horn, Midway, and Richard Horn, Midway; a daughter, Cheryl Hippe, Frankfort; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Melford "Mac" Garrison, Lexington.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 29, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Heather McColl. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Monti Donovan, Stephen Horn, Philip Horn, and Fred Reece.

 

Johnston

Fannie Margaret "Lou" Johnston, 94, of Georgetown, widow of Henry Johnston, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at Dover Manor Nursing home.

Born Feb. 22, 1913, in Scott County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin "Frank" and Mayme Lillian Ballard Mitchell. She was a graduate of Midway High School and a member of Newtown Christian Church for 72 Years.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Johnston, Scott County; five grandchildren, Frederick A. "Rick" and Ben W. Johnston, both of Scott County, Rhonda Johnston, Lexington, Lisa Johnston, Vancouver, Wash., and Martha Dryden, Lexington; two great-grandsons, Kane and William Johnston; a sister, Dorothy Wallace; a brother, J.T. Mitchell III; and several nieces and nephews. A son, Frederick Johnston; four sisters, Ethel Irvine, Lela Lynn, Katheleen Childs, and Christine Mitchell; and two brothers, Carl Mitchell and Frank Mitchell Jr., are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Franz and the Rev. Amy Cloud. Burial will be in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers will be the deacons and elders of her church. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 4, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Newtown Christian Church, 5514 Paris Pike, Georgetown, KY 40324, or one’s charity of choice.

 

Slaven

Ronnie H. Slaven, 58, of Lexington, husband of Carolyn "Jeanie" Slaven, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late Delbert and Katherine Atwell Slaven. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and was an employee of L-3 Communications. He was a licensed private pilot and a longtime member of the Lexington Model Airplane Club.

In addition to his wife of 37 years, he is survived by a daughter, Sondra Leet, Lexington; a son, Ronnie Slaven, Jr., Lexington; seven sisters, Charlotte Hardy, Irvine, Betty Slaven, Eustis, Fla., Della Lagrove, Homestead, Fla., Lynn Huston, Brandon, Fla., Amelia Borders, Lutz, Fla., Sue Marin, Brandon, Fla., and Del Fore, Brandon, Fla.; two brothers, Jack Slaven, New Port Richey, Fla., and Delbert Slaven Jr., Spring Hill, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Brittany and Scott Leet, and Jake Steele and Maya Slaven. A sister, Minnie Leona Slaven, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.

 

Smith

Paul Franklin Smith, 68, of Versailles, husband of Judy Lay Smith, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at his residence.

Born Nov. 11, 1938, in Versailles, he was the son of the late Paul B. and Hallie Hackney Smith. He was a 1957 graduate of Versailles High School, a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the 100th Infantry Division, was a member of the Versailles Presbyterian Church, and was employed by a local business in Versailles for 36 years. He was also a member of the Versailles Fire Department for 18 years and retired as assistant chief. He had served as a Woodford County deputy sheriff for 4-1/2 years and was a full time security officer at Keeneland at the time of his death.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Julia A. Smith, Lexington; a son, Jeb Stuart Smith, Virginia; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Rios; a stepson, Jamie Anderson; a sister, Anne S. Del Bello, Florida; five grandchildren, Cody Dunn, Josh Baker, Alexandra Rios, and Jordon and Kayla Kincaid; a niece, Julie Downey; a nephew, Breck Gould; and an aunt, Ophelia Nash.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 29, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Pastor Ben Hahn. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lonnie Myers, Glenn Poole, Don Richardson, William Childers M.D., Jim "Bubby" Berry, and Tom Del Bello.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.



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