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September 13, 2001

 

Arthur M. Allison II

Arthur M. Allison II, 80, of Bowling Green, formerly of Midway, husband of Dorothy Myers Allison, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green.

He was the son of the late Arthur Moffit and Mary Wilson Allison . He was a retired state employee and a member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Louisville, and past president of the LaGrange Kiwanis Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Holly Allison, Silver Springs, Va.; a sister, Pam Powell, Lexington; and a brother, George Allison , Frankfort. A son, Arthur Moffit Allison III, is deceased.

Graveside services were held Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at the Midway Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 3016 Preston Highway, Louisville KY 40217.

Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, and the Bailey-Turner-Winkenhofer Funeral Home, Bowling Green, were in charge of arrangements.

 

Eliza D. Creech

Eliza D. "Liz" Creech, 71, of Versailles, wife of Jerry Creech, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Wolfe County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Carmie Helton Lane. She was a retired, 20-year employee of Kuhlman Electric, Versailles, and was a member of Pine Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Menifee County. She was also a member of UAW #1772 and active in the McDonald’s Senior Citizens Bingo Program.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Gretta Sea and Debbie Caudill; a son, Gary Reed Creech; five sisters, Beaulah Creech, Irvine, Imogene Miller, Lexington, Elsie Hughes, Florida, Janet Mayabb, Ohio, and Eunice Townsend, Lawrenceburg; three brothers, J.B. Lane, Lexington, Percy Lane, Campton, and Billy Lane, Wellington; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A brother, Leonard Lane, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Jerry Chaney and the Rev. Carl Jones. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Robert Henry Caudill, Christopher Glenward, Adam Reed Creech, Jerry Alexander Creech, James E. Spicer, Ronnie Lane, John Hughes and Ronnie Davis. Honorary bearers were Randy Pennington, Dr. Lee Jackson, Larry Townsend, David Lee Creech, Scotty Pennington, Jeff Mayabb, and Daniel Durham.

 

Eunice C. Greely

Eunice Clough Greely, 86, retired St. Leo School kindergarten teacher, widow of John J. Greely Jr., died Wednesday, Sept. 5., 2001, at the St. Joseph Hospital Hospice Care Center.

Born in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Margaret Greene Clough. She was also retired from the Kentucky Horse Park gift shop and was a member of Cathedral of Christ the King. She was educated to St. Xavier College.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary G. Wathen, Lexington, and Sarah Stewart, Pompano Beach, Fla.; three sons, John J. Greely III, Midway, William C. Greely, Lexington, and Thomas A. Greely, Seattle, Wash.; a brother, Charles M. Clough, Newport Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Charlotte McGrady, Mission Viejo, Calif., and Muriel Wagoner, Chicago; grandchildren, John Joseph Greely IV, Christopher Beau Greely, Shannon Greely Totty, Laura Leigh Greely, Sean Patrick Greely, Kevin Erin Greely, Kara Greely Kolstadt, Steven Clough Wathen, Lucy Prim Wathen, William M. Stewart, Jennifer Stewart Runiewicz, Brenna Greely and Paige Greely; great grandchildren, Erin Greely, Garrett Greely, Bennett Greely, Muireann Greely, Eoghan Greely, Connor Kolstadt, Kellyn Stewart, Jake Stewart, Jack Totty, Alex Totty, Timlyn Runiewicz, and Peyton Runiewicz; and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother, William Clough, and a sister, Margaret Madson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at the Cathedral of Christ the King by the Rev. Gregory Schuler. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandchildren. W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington KY 40504 or Taylor Manor, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles KY 40383.

 

Mary Lohr

Mary Frances Yarbrough Lohr, 75, of Louisville, formerly of Woodford County, wife of Harper Lohr, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001.

A native of Clarksville, Tenn., she was a retired elementary school teacher who taught in Versailles and Clarksville. She was a member of the Hurstbourne Christian Church, Louisville.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Dr. W. David Lohr and Dr. Raymond Lohr, Louisville; two sisters, Martha :Lamb, Chariton, Iowa, and Georgia Mittler, Clarksville; a brother, Robert Yarbrough, Clarksville; and six grandchildren, Jordan, Sarah, Maria, Matthew, Elizabeth, and Jenny Lohr.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Highlands Funeral Home, Louisville. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3043-A Breckinridge Lane, Louisville KY 40220.

 

Jody Major

Jody Thomas "Tommy" Major, 48, of Lexington, formerly of Woodford County, husband of Leallen Jones Major, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Faye Major Smither Flora of Versailles and the late George Morgan Major. A former farm worker, he was baptized in the Mormon Church and attended the Baptist Church. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #8 in Lexington.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sisters, Michelle Loper, Lexington, and Debbie McDill, Conahata, Miss.; two brothers, Mike Major and Rick Major, both of Lexington; three step-children, Tracy Tomlinson, Tammy Hopewell, and James Hopewell; and one step-granddaughter, Jayme Tyler Hopewell, all of Lexington.

Services were conducted Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by Dr. Bobby Baker. Cremation followed the services. Honorary bearers were Mike and Rick Major, Michelle Loper, Debbie McDill, Tracy Tomlinson, Tammy Hopewell, James Hopewell, Michael Jones, and his nieces and nephews.

 

Bettie Jean Riddle

Bettie Jean Sutherland Riddle, 73, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, wife of Billy Rice Riddle, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Rosa Lena Todd Sutherland. She was a member of the Southland Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Charla Harris, Nicholasville, and Sheri Riddle, Lawrenceburg; a son, William Michael Riddle, Lexington; three grandchildren, Kimberly McCord, Winchester, Michelle Riddle, Lexington, and Jason Oliver, Nicholasville; three great grandchildren, Kelsey McCord, Winchester, Austin Oliver, Madisonville, and Kylee Rose McCord, Winchester. A sister, Dovie Roark, and two brothers, James B. Sutherland and Wilbur "June" Sutherland, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at the Midway Cemetery by the Rev. Ed Himes.

Memorials are suggested to the Southland Christian Church Building Fund.

Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Billy R. Riddle

Billy Rice Riddle, 74, of Lexington, formerly of Midway, husband of the late Bettie Jean Sutherland Riddle, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County on Jan. 28, 1927, he was the son of the late Rice "Buck" and Nina Thomas Riddle. He was a retired IBM employee and a member of Southland Christian Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Charla Harris, Nicholasville, and Sheri Riddle, Lawrenceburg; a son, Michael Riddle, Lexington; a sister, Norma Jean Drury, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Charles Thomas Riddle, Louisville; three grandchildren, Kimberly McCord, Winchester, Michelle Riddle, Lexington, and Jason Oliver, Nicholasville; and three great grandchildren, Kelsey McCord, Winchester, Austin Oliver, Madisonville, and Kylee McCord.

Graveside funeral services were conducted Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at the Midway Cemetery by the Rev. Ed Himes. Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Southland Christian Church Building Fund.

 

Michael E. Stevens

Michael Everett Stevens, 51, of Lexington, husband of Sherri Patrick Stevens, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital.

A native of Lexington, he was the son of the late Robert Perry and Grace Ogden Stevens. He was the co-owner of Triad Steel, a farmer, an electrician, and a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Ashley Michelle Stevens and Kelseigh Morgan Stevens, both of Lexington; a brother, Keith Stevens, Versailles; and two sisters, Linda Rutledge and Janice Carter, both of Lexington. Two brothers, Robert Edwin and Charles Alan Stevens, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at the Clintonville Cemetery by the Rev. Vernon Adams. Casket bearers were Keith Stevens, Greg Rutledge, Ronnie Bell, Jerry Sears, Jeff Stivers, and Mike Slayback. Honorary bearers were Gene, Scott, and Brad Rutledge, Mark Stevens, Brad and Flint Holbrook, Jerry Perry, Steve Davis, Dallas and Bobby Osborne, Kenny Blankenship, Don Morton, Bob Marshall, Jim Mulligan, Raymond "Woody" Wood, Ronnie Sosby, Michael "Spence" Spencer, the employees of Triad Steel, and many friends and relatives.

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

William G. Uttinger

William G. Uttinger, 68, of Lexington, widower of Margie Green Uttinger, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001.

A native of Fayette County, he was the son of the late Charles Welch and Anna Southerland Uttinger. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and an employee of the Fleet Services Department of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Adkins and Anna Alcaraz, Lexington, and Lisa Votaw, Versailles; two sons, John Uttinger, Nicholasville, and Joseph Uttinger, Versailles; 12 grandchildren; a brother, Joe Uttinger, Lexington; and two sisters, Louise Nicholson and Anna Vincent, both of Lexington. A brother, Charles Uttinger, and a sister, Mary Barnes, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

 

John M. Wallace

John M. "Jack" Wallace, 74, of Lexington, husband of Doris Wallace, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at his residence.

A native of Fayette County, he was the son of the late Brack T. and Nora Lykins Wallace. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, a retired maintenance and construction worker, a U.S. Army veteran of Korea, and a member of the Davidson Senior Group of Central Kentucky.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Lisa Lynn, Santee, Calif.; a brother, Harold "Buck" Wallace, Versailles; a cousin, Logan C. "Red" Wallace, Lexington; three nieces and three nephews.

Services were conducted Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Tony Hancock and the Rev. Donald White. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Keith Dorough, Mike Curtis, Mark Barnett, Mark Wallace, Don Matlock, Ralph Carpenter, and Gene King.

Memorial are suggested to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1409 Versailles Road, Lexington KY 40504, and Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington KY 40504.

 

Brenda Ward

Brenda Joy Ward, 53, of Lexington, formerly of Midway, daughter of Jesse and Audrey Jones Ward, Midway, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Versailles Dec. 13, 1947, she was a member of the Midway Baptist Church and was a state employee, having been the Health Program Coordinator of Environmental Services. She was also the former treasurer of KAMFES and a former director of KPHA.

In addition to her parents, survivors include a sister, Sheila Wade, Woodford County; two nephews, Jason and Josh Wade, Woodford County; a great nephew, Dalton Wade; and a special aunt, Evelyn Baldwin.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Doug Simpson and the Rev. Mark Johnson. Burial was in Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jason Wade, Josh Wade, Dennie Baldwin, Ricky Baldwin, Bob Wade, David Atkinson, and Dalton Wade.

Memorials are suggested to God’s Pantry or Chrysalis House.

 

Lindsey Williams

Lindsey P. Williams, 79, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Beatrice "B. Joe" McGaughey Williams, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

The son of the late John R. and Sarah Campbell Williams, he was the owner and operator of Williams Body Shop, Stringtown, for 34 years. He was a member of Sand Spring Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Allen Turner Williams, Versailles, and Mark Stephen Williams, Lawrenceburg; a grandson, Brandon Joseph Williams, Morehead; a sister, Ethel Driscoll, Lawrenceburg; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Lillie Bolin, and five brothers, Elmer Thomas, Everett, Elzie, Jesse, and William Cecil Williams are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, by the Rev. Jeff Edington and Dr. Mike Hamrick. Burial was in Sand Spring Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Sand Spring Baptist Church Music Fund, c/o Ellery Milburn, 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg KY 40342 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 61, Lawrenceburg KY 40342.

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