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September 2, 2004



Caroline Macklin Bailey, 98, of Frankfort, widow of Joseph Harrison Bailey, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Born in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Bedford and Margaret Allan Macklin. She was a former Farmers Bank employee and student at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She was a member of the Frankfort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Society of Colonial Dames, the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Society of the Arc and Dove. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension.

Survivors include a stepson, Jefferson Bailey Jr., Louisville. A sister, Fannie Catlett; and a brother, A.W. Macklin III, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at the Church of the Ascension. Burial was in the Bagdad Cemetery. Casket bearers were William Terry Badham, Michael McFerren, J. Harrison Bailey Jr., James Bartram, Robert A. Quarles, Carl Mitchell Jr., Dr. A.W. Macklin, and James L. Peel. Honorary bearers were Dr. V.C. Badham, Alexander Macklin V, Jonathan C. Macklin, John H. Bartram, and Hugh M. Badham. Rogers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to the Humane Society, the Salvation Army, or the Simon House.



William G. Clark Sr., 80, of Midway, a farmer and decorated World War II veteran, husband of Lily May McLemore Clark, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, apparently of complications from diabetes.

He was the former longtime owner of Highlands Farm and raised and bred thoroughbred horses, and bought thoroughbreds for others, for about 50 years. He and E.V. Benjamin bred Chou Croute, and Eclipse Award spirit champion, and Mr. Clark bought 1960 Kentucky Derby winner Venetian Way, and Lincoln Road, who finished second in the Derby in 1962, for Isaac Bloomberg. He also raised cattle and tobacco.

Mr. Clark was chairman of the Woodford County Board of Education for 12 years and coached Little League baseball in Midway.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late William Foley and Dola Reynolds Clark. A graduate of Millersburg Military Institute, he attended both the University of Kentucky and Amherst College in New York. He had been a member of Midway Presbyterian Church, the Thoroughbred Club, Idle hour Country Club and a former member of the Keeneland Club.

An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was an original member of the 456 Bomb Squadron, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medals with Silver Clusters and the Purple Heart. He spend three months in a prison camp in Bucharest in 1944 after bailing out of a B-24 that had been hit by anti-aircraft fire. The jump broke both of his knees and jammed his spine. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the DAV, and assisted other veterans as a volunteer for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, for which he received a Volunteer of the Year award.

In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by four children, Sarah Margaret Blair, Blountville, Tenn., Col. William G. Clark Jr., Versailles, Mary Elizabeth McBurney, Roanoke, Va., and Patrick C. Clark, Camden, S.C.; five grandchildren, William G. Clark III, Edward C. Clark, May McBurney, Elizabeth Fellers, and Sarah Jones; two great grandchildren, Anna Clay Clark and Natalie Fellers. A sister, Mary Jean Hale, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. Peggy Bright. Former Gov. Brereton Jones will give the eulogy. A memorial service will also be held Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the V.A. Hospital on Cooper Drive. W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Box 4118, Lexington, KY 40544.




Alan K. Mattingly, 52, of Salvisa, husband of Betty Deakins Mattingly, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, as a result of an automobile accident.

Born in Lebanon, he was the son of William E. and Marvelle McGohon Mattingly. He was an owner/partner in Angelucci Acoustical, Inc., and was a member of Bluegrass Sportsman League in Wilmore and Kirkwood Baptist Church in Salvisa.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his children, Elizabeth Mattingly, Lexington, Toni Hodapp, Georgetown, Jonathan Lee Deakins, Salvisa, and William A. Deakins, Midway; two brothers, William Pat Mattingly, Lebanon, and Barry Mattingly, Lexington; two sisters, Pamela Hopkins, Lexington and Sue Ann Daughtrey, Dixon, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren, Adrian Corin Deakins, William Alan Deakins, Brittany Ann Deakins, Keri Lynn Deakins, Allison Lee Deakins, Garrett Alan Hodapp, and Abigayle Charis Hodapp. A sister, Elizabeth Aline Mattingly, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Keith Weldon and Bro. Justin Ellis. Burial was in Kirkwood Cemetery in Salvisa.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Wild Turkey Federation - Handy Bend Chapter, c/o Craig Phiney, Cumberland Manufacturing, 152-B Commerce Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356, or the humane society of one’s choice.

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John Russell Muncy, 72, of 2441 Plum Run Road, husband of Geraldine Allen Muncy, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2004, at the VA Medical Center, Louisville.

Born in Hazard, he was the son of the late Burchell and Alice Muncy and was a member of the Bardstown Church of God.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Melissa Wright, Tulsa, Okla.; a son, John Muncy Jr., Ohio; a brother, Robert Dexter Muncy, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and a nephew, Ira Combs, Versailles. A brother, Burchell Muncy Jr., and a sister, Edith Combs, are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004 at the Bardstown Church of God by the Rev. William Adams. Interment was at the Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Martha Frances Robinson, 86, of Lexington, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Samaritan Hospital.

Born in Mt. Sterling, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ethel Dunn. She was a cafeteria worker of the Fayette County public schools and a charter member of Lafayette Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include a son, John Stephens, Campbellsville; two special nieces, Carol Propst and Patty Reynolds, both of Lexington; two grandchildren, Beverly Stephens, Paris, and John Scott Stephens, Union; five great-grandchildren, Daron, Daniel, Katelyn, Kara and Stephanie Stephens; a sister, Betty L. Franklin, Versailles; a brother, the Rev. Thomas Dunn, Mt. Sterling; and several nieces and nephews. Her husbands, William Robinson, Roger C. Stephens, and J. S. Branam; a sister, Maggie Lee Moore; and two brothers, Walter Carl Dunn and Russell Dunn, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at Lafayette Church of the Nazarene by the Rev. David McCracken. Burial was in Machpelah Cemetery, Mt Sterling. Honorary casket bearers were the Young at Hearts Class of the Lafayette Church of the Nazarene. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street, was in charge of arrangements.

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Jessie Mae Monroe Searcy, 74, of Lawrenceburg, wife of Marshall William Searcy, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at the Heritage Hall Care Center.

A native of Spencer County, she was the daughter of Eliza McGaughey Monroe, Lawrenceburg, and the late Albert Zachary Monroe. She was a retired retail clerk for Ben Franklin in Lawrenceburg and Kmart in Frankfort. She was a member of the Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church and a first grade Sunday school teacher for over 40 years.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, Bill Searcy and Ray Searcy, both of Versailles; a daughter, Jane Searcy Jackson, Frankfort; a brother, Bobby E. Monroe, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Patsy Monroe Sims, Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at the Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church by Dr. Greg Barton. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Paul Hanks, Perry Brabson, Brad Ashby, Chris Monroe, Brent Monroe, Buddy Sims, Mark Jackson, and Jim Bell. Honorary bearers were her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Shirley Hoskins, 103 Saffell Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church, Music Ministry, 111 North Main Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.


Edna Ruth Sherrard 84, of Paddock Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004.

Survivors include her fiance, Lloyd Cothern; three daughters, Mary Mosser, Versailles, Cheryl White, Louisville, and Deborah Coleman, Indiana; two sons, Robert Lee Lawson and Charles Franklin Lawson, both of Louisville; a sister, Ocie Courtney; and a numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Two daughters, Martha Fargher and Anna Marie Lawson; a son, Luther Ray Lawson; a grandson, Jamie Pearson; a great grandson, Anthony Coleman; and four sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Russell Mosser, Terry Logan, Bradley Lawson, Lloyd Cothern, Brian Franklin, Steve Coleman, and Dr. Rob Hutchinson. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Carolyn Winchester, 59, of Lancaster, wife of Johnny Winchester, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at her home.

Born July 23, 1945, in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Hazel Brooks Cooley. She was a homemaker and a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Charles Isaacs, Garrard County; a daughter, Leslie Ackerman, Greenville, Ind.; a stepson, Artie Winchester, Garrard County; a stepdaughter, Cassie Brummett, Danville; two sisters, Maxine Mulcahy, Nicholasville, and Patricia Adams, Woodford County; and six grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at Ramsey Funeral Home, Lancaster, by the Rev. Keith Weldon and the Rev. Larry Harris. Burial was in the Lancaster Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jim Bob and Kevin Adams, Artie Winchester, Ansel Brummett, and Shawn and Nolan Bruner.


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