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October 9, 2008



Mary D. Brown, 86, of Lexington, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, after a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was born on April 7, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Susie Blanchard. She was a member of Consolidated Baptist Church in Lexington for more than 50 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Miller, Carolyn Brown, and Michele (Anthony) Combs; a sister, Pearl Williams, Cincinnati, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; a number of great- and great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Larry Thomas and George Blanchard; three sisters, Ollie Foster, Alice Wash, and Margaret Rush; and a son, Hiram Brown III, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 3, at Consolidated Baptist Church. Smith & Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Emmalene Hall, 80, of Lexington, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at her residence.

Born and raised in Floyd County and a resident of Lexington for the past 58 years, she was the daughter of the late Childres Daniel and Myrtle Hall. She attended Berea College and was a member of Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church. She was an artist specializing in oil portraits, still lifes and landscapes, and was a member of the Artistsí Attic in Victorian Square. She was a longtime womenís rights activist and member of the local chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). As a civil rights advocate, she marched in Frankfort with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and was a member of the League of Women Voters and the Democratic Womenís Club.

Survivors include three daughters, Dana Elaine (John Lynch) Tackett and Gena Dee Tackett, both of Lexington, and Joni Tackett (Thomas B.) Campbell, Versailles; two grandchildren, Mathew Christian Page and John Mathew "Jack" Lynch, both of Lexington; a twin brother, Paul Gene (Mary) Hall, Winchester; three sisters, Louberta Hunt, Lexington, Ruth James, Shelbyville, and Joan Combs, Greenup; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A brother, Owney "O.C." Childres Hall, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Scott Cervas. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the funeral home.



Catherine "Kitty" Huffman, 76, of Versailles, widow of Robert M. Huffman, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.

Born in Nicholas County, she was the daughter of the late McNealus Byron and Opal Clavell Capps. She was a homemaker and member of Versailles Baptist Church, the Woodford County Hospital Auxiliary, the Mortonsville Homemakers, and was a soil lab technician.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Huffman Boone, Fredonia; two sons, Robert Huffman Jr. and Steve Huffman, both of Versailles; two grandchildren, Robert Brian and James Alan Boone; a great-grandson; two sisters, Elizabeth M. Livingood, Moorefield, and Helen M. Minton, Carlisle; and a brother, Harold Wayne Capps, Nicholas County. Three brothers, Stanley Robert, Thomas, and Earl Capps, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Lancaster Cemetery.

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Bernice Johnson Schott was born on March 10, 1932, in Laurel County, Kentucky, the daughter of Mike and Myrtle McWhorter Johnson. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, George Albert Schott. She is also survived by her four children, listed in order of birth-George Michael Schott (Jean) of London, Connie Elise Schott Buckley of Versailles, (A Storybook Inn on Rose Hill Avenue), Sherry Lynn Schott Ross (Ronnie) of London and B. J. Schott of Charleston, S.C. She is also survived by a brother, Hiram Johnson of Jackson County; six grandchildren, Katherine Amy Buckley (Chuck) of Laguna Beach, Calif., Karri Cowan (David) of Marysville, Ohio, Sarah Elizabeth Buckley Faulkner (Scott) of Boston, Mass., Lisa Schott Dotson (Travis) of London, Mychal (Mikki) Chadwell of London, Benjamin F. Buckley V of Lexington and Kansas City, Mo., and nine great-grandchildren, plus a host of friends and relatives who mourn her passing.

Bernice dearly loved her children, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved travel, the beach, reading and her Lord Jesus Christ. She was a member of the Living Hope Church. The Rev. Lynn Dotson officiated at the Home Going Celebration. Bernice Johnson Schott graduated to glory on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, being 76 years of age. (Paid obituary)



Douglas W. Spivey, 72, widower of Virgie Barrett Spivey, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Dan and Gerthie Lynch Spivey. He was a retired employee of the City of Versailles and had also worked for McCauley Brothers and was a member of the Pentecostal church.

Survivors include six daughters, Debbie Dillingham, Alvona Brewer, Virginia Soard and Miranda Reynolds, all of Versailles, Jackie McGohon, Tampa, Fla., and Naomi Spivey, Nicholasville; two brothers, Kenneth and Danny Eugene Spivey, both of Lexington; two sisters, Bernice Strong, Lexington, and Betty Faye Preston, Richmond; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Glenn Doss. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kenneth Spivey, Danny Eugene Spivey, Kendall Smith, Randy Soard, Dean Strong, and Brent D. Florian. Honorary bearers were Bud Preston and Johnny Cotton.

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Thelma E. Walters, 86, of Lexington, widow of Thomas Henry Walters, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at the St. Joseph East Hospital.

Born in Wolfe County, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Lillie Belle Taulbee Dalton. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of God.

Survivors include her children, Betty Jo (Dick) Faulkner, Cynthiana, Johnny B. "JB" (Nina) Walters, Middletown, Ohio, and Thomas H. (Doronda) Walters, Versailles; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother Ralph Dalton; and several nieces and nephews. Four sisters and two brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Pastor Verne Mohr. Burial will follow in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.



Carl Paul "C.P." Williams Sr., 93, of Midway, entered the Lordís house on Oct. 1, 2008.

Born In Edison, Tenn., on March 8,1915, C.P. was the only child of N.B. and Mary Horton Williams. Raised and early educated in Church Hill, Tenn., C.P. then graduated from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) with a degree in chemical engineering. He attended the University of Tennessee engineering graduate school in 1937-38 and completed two years of law at the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Tennessee, C.P. married the love of his life, Edna Mary Smith Williams, on May 14, 1938, and they spent more than 65 years together before Ednaís death in 2002. Upon leaving Tennessee the couple moved to Lawrenceburg, Ind., and shortly thereafter to Kentucky. C.P. was in the employ of Joseph E. Seagrams Distilleries his entire career life and retired in 1977 as regional manager of Seagrams, having served as their Kentucky rural plants manager over distilleries located In Midway, Cynthiana, Lawrenceburg, Fairfield, Athertonville, St. Francis and over the Seagrams Warehouse Complex in Bullitt County. C.P. Was a member of the Midway High School Board of Education for many years and chairman of this board when the Midway District merged with the Woodford County School District in 1962. He and Edna were instrumental in bringing the form of entertainment called "dance" to the town of Midway in the mid í50s. They arranged for community dance lessons for both adults and teenagers. C.P. was a member of the Midway Christian Church and was honored to be an elder emeritus of that church. He served over 30 years on the church board and was secretary of the general board and congregation for over 20 years. He also served as chairman of the Midway Christian Church Board for some years . He was a member of the Purchasing Management Association of Central Kentucky for approximately 10 years and served as president from 1971-1972; was director for national affairs from 1972 thru 1975. C.P. was a member of the Midway Lions Club from 1953 through 1999 and served as president from 1956-57. He was the first recipient of the Midway Outstanding Lions Award in 1957. C.P. had been living in Louisville, Ky., at Rockford Manor since January 2007.

C.P. is survived by his devoted son, Carl Paul Williams Jr. of Louisville, Ky.; his loving daughter, Linda Williams Deppen of Marco Island, Fla.; his two treasured grandchildren, Gina Raye Yeary of Ocala, Fla., and Timothy Paul Smither of Naples, Fla. He leaves his five dear great-grandchildren, Brittany Deppen of Lexington, Emily Deppen of Midway, Tara Yeary of Ocala, Fla., Christopher Smither of Lexington, and Brandon Smither.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at the Midway Christian Church with the Rev. Heather McColl officiating. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery, where C.P. joined his beloved wife of over 65 years, Edna Mary Smith Williams. Casket bearers were deacons and elders of Midway Christian Church. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Midway Christian Church, Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, or Rockford Manor Nursing Home in Louisville.

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