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September 14, 2000 issue


Mary K. Cairell

Mary K. "Katie" Cairell, 80, Lexington, widow of Robert F. Cairell, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late George D. Staley Jr. and Bessie Ann Turner Staley. She was a member of the Palomar Baptist Church, and a-retired counter clerk for Hart's Dry Cleaners.

Survivors include three daughters, Stacey Ann Eley and Linda Durkin, both of Lexington, and Mary "Tootie" Wilkin, Lawrenceburg; two sons, Robert L. Cairell and Joseph W. Cairell, both of Versailles; five grandchildren, Larry Duncan Jr., Tina Marie Young, Bobby Joe Cairell, Kelly Lynn Cairell and Joshua B. Cairell, all of Lexington; two great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren, and a step great-grandchild.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Harry Hargis. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Adrain Varner, Darryl Varner, Dale Varner, John Varner, Gary Varner and Donnie Duncan.


William A. Hudson

William Allen Hudson, 79, of Louisville, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at his residence.

He was a native of Versailles and was retired from the Associated Press as a Kentucky broadcast editor. He was a member of the Kentucky Press Association, the Kentucky Broadcasters Association, and the Second Presbyterian Church, Louisville.

Mr. Hudson is survived by his wife, the former Mary E. Griffitt; a son, Hal Hudson; two daughters, Carmen Alice England and Sue Schueler; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Pearson Ratterman Brothers Chapel, Louisville. Burial was at 1:30 p.m. in the Versailles Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the University of Kentucky Athletic Fund.


Robert O. Manley Sr.

Robert O. Manley Sr., 74, of Frankfort, son of the late Bruce and Mirtie May Brown Manley, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at the Pine Meadows Nursing Center.

A native of Woodford County, he was a retired plumber and member of the Providence Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Manley Ellis and Kathy Hellard, both of Frankfort; three sons, Guy Manley, Lexington; Robert O. Manley Jr., Charlotte, N.C., and Joe Manley, Frankfort; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Mac McCurry. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Rob Manley, Josh Polsgrove, Bryan Nichols, Marc Manley, Jody Hellard Jr., Nolan Hellard and Chris Lawson. Honorary bearers were Angela Polsgrove, Michelle Campbell, Tracey Manley, Kathy A. Manley, Louanna Tracy and the deacons of the Providence Baptist Church.


Edwin A. Monroe Jr.

Edwin A. Monroe Jr., 71, Falmouth, husband of Julia Montgomery Monroe, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000.

Practicing attorney in Pendleton County for 41 years, he served as chairman of the board of directors of United Kentucky Bank, Falmouth. He was a former Falmouth city attorney, former Pendleton County attorney, and former Master Commissioner. A member of the Falmouth Baptist Church, he served as deacon and former moderator. He was a member of the board of directors, Pendleton County Farm Bureau; member of the Pendleton County Beef Association, veteran of the Korean Conflict, member of the Pendleton Co. VFW Post No. 109, charter member of the Pendleton Country Club, and a member of the Orion Lodge, F&AM No. 222. Monroe owned and operated a working Angus cattle farm in Falmouth.

He is survived by a son, Edwin A. "Alex" Monroe III, Falmouth; a brother, Theodore F. Monroe, Vero Beach, Fla.; a niece, Emily Monroe Bates, Louisville; and three nephews, Theo Monroe, Los Angeles, Calif.; Joe Monroe, Versailles, and Jim Monroe, Danville.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth. Interment was in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth, with military honors. Memorials are suggested to the Falmouth Baptist Church or a charity of one's choice.


Margaret C. Rust

Margaret Cecilia Rust, 72, of Lexington, widow of Arthur Rust, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Versailles, she was a daughter of the late Grover W. and Eliza Jane Williams Atwell. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, attended Woodford County schools, and was a retired Dixie Cup employee.

Survivors include a daughter, Adrian Kenley, Stamping Ground; a son, Dan Hixson, Hopkinsville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Gracie Harris, New Orleans, La.; Nellie Lair, Berea, and Ruth Atwell, Lexington.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 14, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. James Jefferies. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in the Lebanon National Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Dan Hixson, Todd Hixson, Robin Kenley, Adrian Kenley, Gary Darnell and Gary Fairbairn.


Elizabeth J. Simpson

Elizabeth J. Simpson, 87, Nicholasville, formerly of Lexington and Perry County, a native of Wolfe County, widow of Ernest Layden Simpson, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

She is survived by her son, Larry R. Simpson; four grandsons, Larry R. Simpson II, Georgetown; William Thomas Simpson, Lexington; Ernest Gilford Simpson, Nicholasville, and Vance Paul Simpson, Versailles; six great-grandchildren; a brother, William Oliver Taulbee; a sister, Gertrude Hobbs, and numerous nieces and nephews, including Danny Bowman of Lexington.

Graveside services were conducted at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Billy Peel. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 836 Euclid Ave., Lexington. The Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, was in charge of arrangements.


Agnes H. Trepte

Agnes Jane Hogan Trepte, Spring Valley, N.Y., formerly of Georgetown, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, after a two-year illness.

She was a graduate of San Diego State University, and taught at the Waldorf School, Spring Valley.

She is survived by two daughters, Ara and Christine Trepte; her mother, Kathryn Darnell Hogan, and a brother, John T. Hogan, all of Georgetown; a sister, Mary Jo Jones, Midway; a sister, Kaye Hogan Littlefield, Lexington; two nieces, LeAngela Littlefield Dalmares, Louisville, and Kelly Hogan, Georgetown, and a nephew, Michael Hogan, Georgetown.


Donald W. Woolums

Donald W. Woolums, 60, of Richmond, Ind., died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at his residence.

Born in Versailles, he was a son of the late Juel and Rosa Wiram Woolums. He lived in Richmond for 32 years, was a U.S. Army veteran, and attended the Central Baptist Church. He was a member of United Steelworker Local 5163, was an AFL-CIO counselor, and was a member of Moose Lodge, American Legion - Indianapolis Post. Sanctioned with the Wayne County Bowling Association, he was a past Youth League Bowling coach at 40 Bowl. Woolums enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joyce A. Phillips; a daughter, Amanda Woolums, Richmond; three sons, Michael, Ricky, and Waddill Woolums, all of Richmond; three granddaughters; three grandsons; a sister, Betty Pearson, Connersville; a brother, Waddill Woolums, Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. Four sisters and three brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Doan and Mills Funeral Home by the Rev. John Maples. Burial was in the Earlham Cemetery where military graveside services were conducted by the Wayne County Veterans Council.