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September 15, 2005





  Ellis Mae Parrent Catlett, 73, of Frankfort, wife of George F. Catlett, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at her daughterís residence following a long illness.

Born Oct. 1, 1931, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Dick and Anna Mae Ellis Parrent. She was a retired secretary and business manager for Jim Beam Distillery. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a former Girl Scout leader.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Stacie Lynn Catlett, Versailles; a sister, Eleanor Estill, Frankfort; a brother, Bill Parrent, Frankfort; and a grandson.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Wallace Kent and the Rev. Jay Stratton. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jerry Simpson, Jerry Pulliam, Steve Catlett, Johnny Hearn, Dale Penn, Barry House, and Bill Parrent. Honorary bearers were her grandson, Kyle Routt, Dr. Todd Hammons, Dr. Allen Haddix, Jim Garland, and JR Hadcock.

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  Cody Marshall Crouch, 4 months, son of Michael W. Crouch and Jennifer Lea Ann Simpson, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at University of Kentucky Childrenís Hospital.

Survivors include a sister, Kailey Maschele-Faith Crouch; a brother, Austin Michael Crouch, Moreland; maternal grandparents, Mac and Kathy Crowe, Lancaster; paternal grandparents, Oscar and Hazel Crouch, Campbellsville; great-grandparents, Jake and Ann Lippert, Versailles, and Helen Gill, Nicholasville; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., today, Thursday, Sept. 15, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Donald Dennis and Bro. Charles Mckinley. Interment will follow at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jennifer Simpson, Michael Crouch, Mac Crowe, and Shane Simpson

Memorials are suggested to University of Kentucky Childrenís Hospital, Neonatal Unit, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536.



  Herbert R. Dixon, 86, of Versailles, formerly a long-time resident of the Dayton, Ohio area, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at his residence.

Born Feb. 13, 1919, in Greenville, TN, he was the son of Dellie and Ottie Dixon. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later became a tool and die maker, owning D & D Tool Co. in Dayton with his late brother, Lawrence. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses, enjoyed fishing and telling stories of his life.

Survivors include a son, Justin Dixon, Lexington; four daughters, Junealee Mehrer and Joyce Brown, Versailles, Janet Mundy, Gilroy, Calif., and Jennifer Foster, San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Nauveta Adams, Phoneton, Ohio, and Dorothy Brem, Kettering, Ohio; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and his former wife, Nora Albro, Versailles. A baby daughter, Linda, and abrother, Lawrence Dixon, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 10, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to Hurricane Katrina Relief Work, Worldwide Work of Jehovah's Witnesses, P. O. Box 302, Versailles, KY 40383.

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  Maggie Lou Finnell, 95, widow of Uriel Finnell, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at Sayre Christian Village in Lexington.

Born and raised in Nonesuch, Woodford County, she was the daughter of Clarence and Sarah Margaret Coyle. She was a charter member of Woodford Christian Church, now Woodford Community Christian Church. She established the medical records department at Woodford Memorial Hospital and was its first medical librarian.

Survivors include a son, Tom Finnell, Shelbyville; three daughters, Margaret Lewis, Versailles, Gay Spikes, Georgetown, Texas, and Clementine Robinson, Lexington; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A daughter, Ann Lenney; a son, Danny Finnell; a grandson, Kim Lewis; five sisters; and five brothers, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles. The services were presided over by members of her family. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Her grandchildren served as casket bearers.

Contributions may be made to Woodford Community Christian Church, 320 Hope Lane, Versailles, KY 40383, or Sayre Christian Village Friendship Towers, 3840 Camelot Drive, Lexington, KY 40517.

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  Doris Lee Johnson, 62 of Versailles, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005.

Born Aug. 14, 1943, she was the daughter of Luther Bland Jr. and Cora Lee Bland. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Versailles, a graduate of Simmons High School and Central Kentucky Technical College. She was employed as activity coordinator at Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles. She was involved in church activities: women's auxiliary, youth Sunday school teacher, administrative assistant, the Consolidated District Association, first vice president of the Women's Department Progressive State Fellowship, and regularly attended Progressive National Baptist conventions.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Brenda Eugene Bland, Lexington; a brother, William Luther Bland, Versailles; a niece, Aleesha Nicole Bland, Lexington; two nephews, Mychal William Troye Bland, Atlanta, Ga., and Derek Wayne Bland, Versailles; a great-niece, Genesis Elizabeth Kenney, Lexington; an aunt, Carrie Mae Crawford, Dayton, Ohio; and numerous cousins.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the First Baptist Church, Versailles, by Dr. Floyd Green. Interment was in the Steele Cemetery. O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

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  Helen Louise Roberts, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at the Heritage Hall in Lawrenceburg.

Born Feb. 22, 1928, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Eaves Roberts of Midway. She was a lifelong member of Glens Creek Baptist Church, Versailles.

Survivors include two brothers, Owen L. Roberts, Versailles, and George Roberts, Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Mary R. King, Harrodsburg, and Corrine Duvall, Bowling Green; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews; and a special cousin, Anna Mae Hatton, Versailles. Two brothers, Nat Roberts and Kenneth Roberts, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Glens Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. David Fee. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tony Hunt, Matthew and Michael Peach, John O. Roberts, David O. Cox, and David Roberts. Preston-Prewitt Funeral Home, Danville, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Glens Creek Baptist Church.



  Clara Faye Robinson, 68, widow of Glen Robinson, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born May 11, 1937, in Wolfe County, she was the daughter of Chester and Eva Trusty. She was a former deputy jailer at the Scott County Jail.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Burnett, Versailles; two sons, Joe Robinson, Versailles, and Mitchell Robinson, Mt. Pleasant, N.C.; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Burnett, Chad Snapp, Carrie Snapp, Cody Centers, and Jessica Robinson; two great-grandchildren, Kelsey Berger and Caleb Burnett; three sisters, Bessie Robinson, Georgetown, Reva Dawn, Campton, and Lillian Herald, Lexington.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 15, at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home by Pastor Douglas Dunn. Burial will be in the Switzer Cemetery, Switzer. Casket bearers will be Jeff Burnett, Chad Snapp, Chris Shipley, Gary Robinson, Tim Robinson, and Sammy Hunter.




Angel Brianna Zornes, infant daughter of Misty Waford and Adam Zornes of Versailles, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Destinee and Trinity Zornes; maternal grandmother, Kim Sharp Waford; maternal grandfather, Larry Waford; paternal grandparents, Monica and Darrel Wethington; maternal great-grandparents, Ronald and Helen Sharp; all of Versailles; and paternal great-grandmother, Sandra Unger, California.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Mark Webb. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

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