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September 22, 2011



Oneta Rae Curd, 83, of Versailles, widow of Samuel Mundy Curd, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.

The daughter of Sally and Claude Curtsinger, she was a retired T. I. employee and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Gary L. (Sue) Curd; a special grandson, Ethan G. Curd; a sister, Shirley Locker; a brother, William J. (Betty) Curtsinger, and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Cecil Curtsinger Sr. and Harlet Curtsinger, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Steve Alford. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery.

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Clifforda C. Cunningham James, 88, of Lawrenceburg, wife of Robert F. James, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.

In addition to her husband of 67 years, she is survived by a son, Keith James (Zelma), Versailles; three grandchildren, Regina James and Tiffany Simmons, Versailles, and George "Burt" Simmons, Lexington; and a sister, Mattie Summerfield (Joe), Ohio. A daughter, Toni James, a son Robert F. "Bobby" James Jr., two sisters, and four brothers, are deceased.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, by the Rev. Johnny K. Cunningham. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 22, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg.



Audrey Horton Turner, 87, of Georgetown, widow of Grover B. Turner Jr., died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, after a long illness.

The daughter of the late Nathaniel and Mary "Bertie" Coburn Horton of Garrett, she was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught in Perry, Woodford and Scott counties for many years. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Versailles.

Survivors include a son, Billy James Turner (Mary-Elizabeth Powell Turner), Georgetown; two granddaughters, Audrey "Rie" Eckerle and Haven E. Bruner, Georgetown; a great-granddaughter, Ellie M. Eckerle, Georgetown; a niece, Susie Turner, Nashville, Tenn.; and a nephew, William D. Turner, Cincinnati, Ohio. A brother, James Horton, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 22, at Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown. Interment will be in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Willis Draughn, Gary Fuller, Rick Fuller, Lloyd Jones, Brandon Platt, Doug Smith, Rand Marshall, and Lynn Ray. Honorary bearers will be Gus Bynum, M.D., Homer Draughn, Gilbert Gibson, Jerry Jenkins, the Rev. William Marcum, William H. Marshall, and Bucky Sallee.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Music Fund, 1220 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles, KY 40383.



Frank Wheat Jr., 93, of Versailles, husband of Mamie Wheat, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Frank and Ida Wheat. He was retired from Bluegrass Heights Farm after 45-plus years. He was a longtime member of St. Paul A.M.E Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven children, James (Charlotte) Wheat and Thomas Wheat, both of Lexington, and Joanna Franklin, Gary (Violet) Carter, Kevin Carter, Anthony Carter, and Jeffery Wheat, all of Versailles; a granddaughter, Channing Carter, and other grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 17, at St. Paul A.M.E Church. O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.



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