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September 21, 2000 issue

 

William C. Baxter

William Carl Baxter, 58, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Rita Woodrum Baxter, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

He was a native of Jefferson County, and the son of Lizzie Jane Willard Baxter, Lawrenceburg, and the late Carl Baxter. He was the owner of Baxter Appliance Repair, a lifetime member of the Anderson County Sportsmanís Club, and various fishing and sportsmanís clubs. He was a former member of the Midway Lions Club, was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church, and attended the St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Myron A. Baxter and Gerald Baxter, and a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Baxter, all of Lawrenceburg; two brothers, John Earl Baxter, Lexington, and Robert Willard Baxter, Shepherdsville; three sisters, Betty Lois Duncan, Louisville; Joyce Montgomery, Salvisa, and Mrs. J. B. (Linda) Montgomery, Midway, and six grandchildren, Angel, Carl, Amanda, Taylor, D.J., and Ciara Baxter.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church by the Rev. James Sichko. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. The Gash Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceburg, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Christine Borland

Christine Yount Borland, 79, of Midway, widow of Robert A. Borland, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at the Lexington Center for Health & Rehabilitation.

Born in Midway, she was the daughter of the late E. L. and Ada Campbell Yount. Mrs. Borland had attended Midway High School, Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky. She was a retired 26-year employee of the Cromwell Bloodstock Agency.

She is survived by three sons, Larry Earl Bryant, Louisville; Robert A. Borland Jr., Lexington, and Eugene Louis Borland, Midway; four grandchildren, Michael Bryant, Versailles; Laura Bryant, Lexington, and William and Catherine Borland, both of Midway, and two great-grandchildren, Niki Bryant, Versailles, and Diana Smith, Lexington.

Private services are planned. Burial will be in the Midway Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Arc of the Bluegrass, 898 Georgetown Street, Lexington 40511. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Earl F. Carter

Earl Frederic Carter, 57, of 60 Westgate Court, Versailles, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at the Hospice Care Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born in Ohio County, he was the son of the late Alfred Walker and Susan Crabb Carter, was a Baptist, and veteran of the U. S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Woodford Post No. 67.

He is survived by his wife, Alma Marie Lancaster Carter, Versailles; a stepdaughter, Betty Curry, Versailles; two sisters, Martha Lou Van Meter, Hardin County, and Eula Mae Jarrett, Greensboro, N.C.; a brother, Ellis R. Carter, Frankfort; three stepgrandchildren, and three step great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Charles McKinley and the Rev. Frankie Layne. Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford Co. Active casket bearers were American Legion members. Honorary bearers were members of the American Legion Woodford Post No. 67, Dr. Dale Goodin, Dr. Susan Liddle, and Dr. Jacqueline Matar. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort 40601.

 

Elizabeth G. Dunn

Elizabeth Gunter Dunn, 84, of Versailles, widow of Ernest T. Dunn, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Alonzo and Viola McGaughey Gunter. Ms. Dunn was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Tevis Ann Hill, Lexington; a son, Sonny Dunn, Frankfort; a sister, Lillian True, Nicholasville; six grandchildren, Patty Wright, Jeff Hill, Scotty Dunn, Mike Dunn, David Prather, and Bea Coke; 10 great-grandchildren, Kim Dunn, Lee Ann Hill, Jason Dunn, Brandon Dunn, Kaitlin Prather, Dylin Wright, Tyler Dunn, Jaylen Prather, Nathan Wright, and Amanda Coke; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Elvin Gunter, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Phillip Dunn, Arnold Clark, Joe Webber, Rusty Graham, Tommy LaFoe, and James Locker.

 

Mattie C. Firestine

Mattie C. Firestine, 72, Russell, formerly of Versailles, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at her residence.

A native of Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late John Curd and Mattie Moore and wife of Frank Firestine, Russell. She was a homemaker, manager and board member of Tranquilan Pool, member and deacon of the Community Presbyterian Church, Bellefonte; was a Paul Harris Fellow, and member of the Order of the Eastern Star Mistletoe Chapter No. 144 and Rotary Ann. She was an adult educational instructor for the Kentucky Department of Home Economics.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, the Rev. Van Firestine, Russell, and Jeff Firestine, Ajo, Ariz.; a daughter, Sandra L. Firestine, Russell; two grandchildren, Angela and Joshua Firestine, and two stepgrandchildren, Jennifer and Jeremy Stinnett.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at the Grace United Methodist Church, Raceland, by Dr. Timothy Jessen. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods. The Carman Funeral Home, Flatwoods, was in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to the Community Presbyterian Church or the Grace United Methodist Church.

 

Roscoe Jeffers

Roscoe Jeffers, 92, Lexington, husband of Gladys Cecil Jeffers, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

He was a retired employee of Southern Railroad with 42 years of service. Born in Scott County, Tenn., son of the late Berlin and Minnie Lloyd Jeffers, he was a member of the First Baptist Church, Winona, Tenn.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, David Jeffers and Freddie Jeffers, both of Lexington; six grandchildren, Mike Jeffers, Valerie Hanke and Stephanie Shewmake, all of Lexington; Lori Meador and Freddy Jeffers, both of Nicholasville, and Maria Smith, Versailles; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florrie Hamblin and Laura Cook, both of Huntsville, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews. Eight sisters and three brothers are deceased.

Gravesides services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 21, in the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jessamine County. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Ruby Jesse

Ruby E. Rudd Jesse, 84, of Ashland, formerly of Lexington and Somerset, the widow of John Walker Jesse, formerly of Versailles and a member of an old Woodford County family, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, in Ashland.

She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Loudeska Caudill Rudd.

Survivors include a sister, Geneva Garcia, Lexington; three daughters, Mildred Robinson, Ashland; Betty Vinson, Hopkinsville, and Patricia Prather, Collierville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in the Versailles Cemetery. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of local arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Friends of the Children, c/o Judy Ford, 800 Rogers Court, Ashland 41101.

 

Grace M. Morgan

Grace Modica Morgan, 86, Lexington, widow of Robert Neal Morgan, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at her home.

Born in Louisville, she was a daughter of the late Anthony Joseph and Anna Amato Modica. She was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church, Lexington.

Survivors include a sister, Zina Shearer, Danville; a brother, the Rev. John Modica, Melbourne; two nephews, Tony Modica, Versailles, and Leonard Shearer, Tampa, Fla., and a niece, Betty Ann Modica, Lexington. A brother, Joe Modica, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the St. Paul Catholic Church by the Rev. Gino Donatelli, S.J. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery. The Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the St. Paul Catholic Church Renovation Fund, 501 W. Short St., Lexington 40508.

 

Jessie Newby

Jessie Benton Tudor Newby, 99, widow of Oscar T. Newby, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at the Johnson-Mathers Health Care, Carlisle.

She was a private duty nurse. A Jessamine County native, she was a daughter of the late Humphrey and Delina Benton Tudor. She was a member of the First Christian Church where she belonged to the Service Class and also was a member of the Lexington Chapter of DAR.

She is survived by a son, Claude A. Newby, Lexington; seven daughters, Elizabeth Saylor and Kathleen Kearns, both of Richmond; Marilyn McAlister and Ruth Hall, both of Lexington; Ellen Garrison, Paris; Lee Peters, Carlisle, and Shirley Wilder, Versailles; 20 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, two nephews and 10 nieces.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 21, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington, by the Rev. Ronnie Hupp and Dr. Timothy Scott. Interment will be in the Richmond Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Johnson Mathers Patient Activities, 2323 Concrete Rd., Carlisle 4 0311

 

Charles Sherrow

Charles Albert Sherrow, 62, of Poplar Street, Versailles, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at his home.

He was the son of the late Mitchell and Sarah Isbelle Warren Sherrow.

He is survived by three sisters, Lillian Stegall, Indiana; Mary Ennis Little, Versailles, and Joann Perrin, Nicholasville; a brother, Everett Hoover Sherrow, Nicholasville, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 22, at the Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Byron Jessup. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 oíclock tonight, Sept. 21, at the funeral home. Casket bearers will be Jim Holtzclaw, Perry and Paul Stegall, Tony Montgomery, William Nelly, and Albert Little.

 

Henry Taylor

Henry Taylor, 64, of Nicholasville, husband of Barbara Taylor, died at his home Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, after a brief illness.

He was a native of Pineville, son of the late Grant and Josie Taylor. He retired after serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy and was then employed and retired from the Lexington Urban Co. Government Sanitary Sewers Division where he was an electrical electronics manager supervisor. He was a member of the Edgewood Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Vickie Shearer, Nicholasville; a son, Scott Taylor, Beaufort, S.C.; three brothers, Jennings Taylor, Carelton, Mich.; Johnny Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Mich., and Foister Taylor, Versailles; two sisters, Opal Wilder, Crestwood, and Betty Sue Abney, Lexington; numerous nieces and nephews, and five grandchildren, Tabatha Shearer, Daniel Shearer, Ashley Taylor, Andrea Taylor and Jordan Taylor.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Edgewood Baptist Church by the Rev. Kevin Lee and the Rev. Jim Harrison. Burial was in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jessamine County. The Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, was in charge of arrangements. Casket bearers were David Shepard, Mike Clayton, Jennings Taylor Jr., Mike Smith, Bill Morris and Tom Wathen. Honorary bearers were Jim Harrison, Jimmy Campbell, Carl Webb, Evoyd Horsley, Danny Green, Dan Baker and the deacons of the Edgewood Baptist Church.

Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Jessamine County Hospice.

 

Josephine Woolums

Josephine "Josie" Woolums, 95, formerly of Frankfort, widow of Charles B. Woolums Sr. and the daughter of the late Richard and Maggie Hemmingway Woolums, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at the Good Samaritan Center in Jeffersontown.

A native of Woodford County, she was a homemaker and charter member of the Crestwood Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Everett Woolums, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Charles B. Woolums, Louisville; a daughter, Virginia Douglas, Frankfort; a brother, John Henry Woolums, Frankfort; eight grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home, Frankfort, by the Rev. Wallace Kent. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Jimmy Woolums, Lester Woolums, John Wilson, Ben Troxell, Ronnie Douglas and David Woolums.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Crestwood Baptist Church.