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September 19, 2002

 

Lippert

Chad Thomas Lippert, 23, of Woodford County, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002.

A native of Frankfort, he was a 1997 graduate of Franklin County High School. He attended college at Indiana, Purdue, and Morehead State universities. He was employed by Bellsouth Telecommunications in Shelbyville as a BSW technician. He was a former employee of Emery in Lexington. He was a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.

Survivors include his father and mother, Thomas "Tommy" and Ann Lippert, Frankfort; a sister, Jennifer Lippert, Frankfort; his paternal grandmother, Mary Lippert, Midway; maternal grandfather, Wei Tienh, Taipei, Taiwan; paternal aunt and uncle, Janice Lippert Williams and Larry Williams, Georgetown; maternal aunt, Lisa Garbett, Florida; and aunts, uncles, and cousins in Taipei, Taiwan. His paternal grandfather, William Thomas "Boogie" Lippert, and his maternal grandmother, Yu mei-ying, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2002, at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Zach Moore, Casey Corey, Erik Dunnigan, Bryan Jennings, Ernest Dunn, Clay Gatewood, Bryan Adams, Ryan Gatewood, and Mark Welch. Honorary bearers will be Wade Brock, Teddy Stinson, Ryan Hix, Bryan Hix, Ed Logan, Joe Vincent, Bill Tabor, Jeremy Clark, Will Crumbaugh, Bill Crumbaugh, Nathan Kent, John Bartam, Adam Presley, Robbie Taylor, Bobby Grimes, Jeff Pritchett, Robbie Lewis, Buddy Lewis, the 1996-1997 FCHS baseball team, the 1997-1998 IPFW baseball team, Drew Mefford, Dusty Rhodes, Matt Mitchell, Eric Roberts, David VanMeter, Tiger VanMeter, Mike Webster, Jerry Gardner, and Edwin "Rory" DuPont.

Clark-Sunset Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Flowers are welcome, as are memorial contributions to Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church Building Fund, 495 Duckers Road, Midway, KY 40347.

 

Masterson

Betty Jean Masterson, 63, of Richmond, wife of Dr. James Masterson, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born March 27, 1939, in Mt. Sterling, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Rebecca Jean Jones. She was a homemaker, a member of the Broadway Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 38 years, and an avid golfer.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Debra Vescio, Richmond; a son, Michael Masterson, Kannapolis, N.C.; three grandchildren, Genna Vescio, Lauren Vescio, and Jordan Masterson; a brother, Paul Jones, Mt. Sterling; eight sisters, Mary Bush Graves, Paris, Mamie Clayton Faulkner, Falmouth, Billy Ann Mattox, Paris, Rose Marie Elvove, Paris, Nora Margaret Johnson, Versailles, Katherine Mitchell, St. Cloud, Fla., Connie Foley, Paris, and Patricia Rainey, Paris; and several nieces and nephews. A grandson, Nickolas Vescio, and a sister, Pauline Williams, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at the Oldham, Roberts, & Powell Funeral Home, Richmond, by Bro. Don McWhorter and Keenan McWhorter. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Casket bearers will be David Jones, Chuckie Mattox, Joe Pat Johnson, Scottie Johnson, Tim Garrison, Bryan McWhorter, and Keenan McWhorter. Honorary bearers will be Dr. Judy Hood, Dr. James Salter, Raymond Anderson, Gilbert Miller, Bill Robbins, Paul Motley, Dr. William Tudor, Tony Sideris, Carter Johnson, Mitch Lifland, and Stephen Jones.

Donations are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or Broadway Baptist Church, 228 W. Broadway Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475.

 

McCoun

Loretta Drury McCoun, 97, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Leslie B. McCoun, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at the Heritage Hall Care Center.

Born May 31, 1905, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Anna Skelton Drury. She was a former homemaker, a member of the Graefenburg United Methodist Church and attended the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Wesley “W.T.” McCoun and Bobby A. McCoun, both of Lawrenceburg, and Don G. McCoun, Woodford County; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Martha Phillips and Elizabeth Cox, both of Lawrenceburg. A son, Leslie McCoun; a grandson, Bobby Allen McCoun Jr.; a brother, Johnny Drury; and two sisters, Dorothy Thompson and Evelyn Conner, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home by Bro. Mark Gibbons. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were David McCoun, Scott McCoun, Gene McCoun, Wes McCoun, Matt McCoun, Adam Taylor, Bobby McCoun, Paul Taylor Drury, and Russ A. Drury.

Contributions are suggested to the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church building fund, 565 Carlton Drive, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

 

Mucci

William L. Mucci, 78, of Versailles, retired owner of Mucci’s Restaurant and a former private investigator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Victor and Olivia Mucci. He was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II.

Mucci’s Restaurant was a gathering place for generations of Woodford Countians. Mucci’s father, Victor Mucci, bought the business -- then known as Pelosi’s Restaurant -- in 1915. In addition to the restaurant, William Mucci also owned Mucci’s Pool Room -- now Jane’s School of Dance -- on Rose Hill, and purchased the old Moosnick building adjacent to this restaurant, where for many years he and partner Haywood Alves owned the Prince and Princess Children’s Store.

Survivors include two daughters, Toni Mucci, Versailles, and Jennifer BeVier, Henderson Tenn.; two sons, Louis Mucci, Versailles, and Leo Mucci, Lexington; five grandchildren, Hunter Roberts, Charlsey Nave, Bryce BeVier, Carrington BeVier, and Collin BeVier. A sister, Josephine Mucci Lewis, and two brothers, Raymond and Louis Mucci, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, by Fr. Raymond Stratman. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Johnny Wilhoit, Gordie Shaw, Bruce Stratton, Greg Allen, Mike Gormley, and Mike Reed.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 836 Euclid Avenue Suite 322, Lexington, KY 40502.

 

Schummers

Teresa Lynn “Terri” Whitaker Schummers, 47, of Versailles, wife of Michael Schummers, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, after a brief illness.

Born June 22, 1955, in Harrison County, she was the daughter of Lola Jenkins Whitaker and the late Albert LeRoy Whitaker.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two sisters, Deborah Bryant, Clarksville, Va., and Rena Whitaker, Cynthiana; a brother, Steve Whitaker, Plano, Texas; nephews and nieces Josh Bryant, Richmond, Va., Tara Garner, Clarksville, Va., and Elle Whitaker, Plano, Texas; and a great nephew, Matthew Garner, Clarksville, Va.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at the Drake Funeral Home by the Rev. David Cebella.

Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

 

Springate

Louise Turner Springate, 93, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Edgar L. “Shorty” Springate, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Grover and Nora Steers Turner. She was a member of the Sand Spring Baptist Church and the Homemakers Sunday school class.

Two sisters and a half-sister are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at the Gash Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Mike Hamrick. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery.

 

Tilghman

Mary Lee Tilghman, 78, of Nicholasville, formerly of Junction City and Versailles, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Lee and Mary Alice Cloyd Tilghman.

Survivors include a sister, Ruth Richardson, Versailles; two brothers, Emmit Tilghman and Jack Tilghman, both of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews. Four brothers, John W. Tilghman, Howard Tilghman, Huey Tilghman, and Willard Tilghman, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Don Richardson, Eric Richardson, Jamie Ethington, Tony Tilghman, Dan Tilghman, and Dicky Ethington.

 

Todd

Kenneth Alan Todd, 43, of Miami Beach, Fla., formerly of Versailles, widower of Julia Todd, vice-president of Premiere Properties in Miami Beach, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002,in Florida.

Born in Hopewell, Va., he was the son of Willie Williamson Todd of Lexington and the late Huel Todd, who had been Versailles residents for many years.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, John Michael "Jack" Todd; two stepsons, Max Meyer, Houston, Texas, and Nathan Hart, Illinois; and a sister, Wanda Miller, Lexington.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Sam Harlin. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jody Hale, Mark Hubbard, Dustin Hubbard, Steve Ott, Tim Owings, and Jeff Owings.

Memorials are suggested to the Hospice Care Center of Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Williams

Ophelia Lovell Williams, 91, of Midway, widow of Frank Williams, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002.

Born in Scott County Feb. 8, 1911, she was the daughter of the late John and Lillie Brown Brooks. She was a member of the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir.

Survivors include five grandchildren Linda Raye Allen, Frankfort, Eva Witcher, Frankfort, Frank Chisley, Georgetown, Robin Ann Burdette, Atlanta, Ga., and Debra Tapp, Lexington; 13 great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A daughter, Louise A. Chisley, and two grandsons, William and Michael Chisley, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Clyde Beverly and the Rev. Grant Coleman. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Cemetery.

 

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