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September 20, 2007



Ida Gray Cook, 98, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Charles F. Cook, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at her home.

The daughter of the late Presley and Eliza Craig Gray, she was a member of the Midway Baptist Church, a retired nurseís aide at Central Baptist Hospital, and a graduate of Midway High School.

Survivors include two grandsons, Robert F. Riddle, Lawrenceburg, and David Wayne Riddle, Lexington; a great-granddaughter, Savannah Jo Riddle, Lawrenceburg; and a great-great-grandson, Clayton Thomas Riddle, Lawrenceburg. A daughter, Mary Jo Riddle, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Midway Cemetery by Bro. Rick Shannon. Gash Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 61, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.



Newton Gill, 69, of Frankfort, husband of Rebecca Martin Gill, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007.

Born Feb. 4, 1938 in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Newton and Ima Guynn Gill. He was a retired diesel mechanic for Florida Tile.

Survivors include his children, Joyce Chapman, Harrodsburg, Faye Allen, Harrodsburg, Patricia Eaton, Philadelphia, Tenn., Elizabeth Talbee, Frankfort, Marilyn Harrod, Owenton, Newton "Chip" Gill Jr., Frankfort, Daryl S. Woolums, Frankfort, and Eric B. Woolums, Frankfort; three sisters, Geneva Burge, Lexington, Eula Jean Cocherman, Lexington, and Ruby Giltin, Parksville; three brothers, Wendell Gill, Lexington, Billy Gill, Versailles, and Marshall Gill, Nicholasville; 22 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Rose Hendren; a son, Donald Glenn Gill; a sister, Stella Mae Haddix, Lexington; and a brother, Tommy Gill, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 15, at Clark Funeral Home, Frankfort, by the Rev. Mike Napier. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were James Harrod, Lloyd Lawson, Brad Gill, Eric and Daryle Woolums, and Stephen Martin. Honorary bearers were Michael Gill, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Timothy Tabscott, 50, of Louisville, formerly of Versailles, brother of Gail Cunningham of Versailles, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, in Jefferson County.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Doris Summers Tabscott. He was a 1975 graduate of Woodford County High School and graduated with a BA in culinary science from Sullivan University. He was a culinary chef, having worked at Fifth Quarter, several other restaurants, and he was a talented and accomplished musician.

In addition to his sister, he is survived by a niece he helped raise, Stephanie Cunningham; a great-nephew, Caleb Pettit; a great niece, Emma Pettit; and an aunt, B. J. Roberts; all of Versailles.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Randy Nation. Honorary casket bearers were John Sallee, Jim Whitaker, Tom Collins, Fred Reece, Bruce Goodrich, Anthony Taylor, Steve Summers, Fred Siegelman, Bruce Siegelman, Yetta Siegelman Stover, and Myra Siegelman Hood. Cremation followed services.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 1504 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502.

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Betty Garris Taylor, 76, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007.

Born in Carbondale, Ill., she was the daughter of the late John Morrison and Mabel Lipe Shade. She was a retired seamstress and member of Gardenside Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Janet Garris Jones, Midway; a son, Jeff M. Garris, Lexington; three grandchildren, Jennifer L. Lunz, Amanda L. Bussell, and Hillary L. Martin; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Druggan, Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 14, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, by the Rev. Joe Cooper and Chaplain Stewart Dawson. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were John M. Shade II, Terrance L. Druggan, Jack Lunz, Jared Martin, Seth Boyd, Ryan Lunz, and Chris Crowe.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504; Lexington Fraternal Order of Firefighters, P.O. Box 55290, Lexington, KY 40555; or to a charity of oneís choice.



Jane Price Welch, 81, of Versailles, widow of Porter P. Welch, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 at Bluegrass Community Hospital. 

Born in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Kleber F. and Elizabeth Parks Price.  She was a former teacher, having taught in Jessamine County and later as a substitute teacher in Woodford County.  She was a member of the Versailles Christian Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Woodford County Womanís Club, and she had been a volunteer at Taylor Manor Nursing Home. 

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy W. Hall, Louisville; a sister, June Buffin, Nicholasville; and a granddaughter, Amanda Hall, Lexington. 

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 17, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Marcus Lynn. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Noel Hall, Jay Buffin, Mike Antrobus, Alec Antrobus, Barbara Antrobus, and Dan McHatton. 

Memorials are suggested to the Parkinsonís Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite #1509, New York, NY 10018. 

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