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Versailles, Ky.


 

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September 23, 2004

 

Allen

Burgess Allen, 89, of 308 Laval Heights, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Scott County, she was the daughter of the late Joe A. and Carrie Dove Nave Allen. She was a former employee of Barrett Sewing Factory in Midway and formerly had worked as a ticket taker at the old Bacon and Lyric theatres. She was a long time resident of Versailles and at her death was the oldest member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church. She was a graduate of the Versailles High School.

Survivors include a sister, Inez Barnett, Versailles; a niece; and several nephews.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at the Versailles Cemetery by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Casket bearers were Harry Hartley, Raymond Serafini, Kenneth Alexander, Terry Wilder, Michael Hartley, and Brock Ritchey. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Bush

Robert Bradley "Brad" Bush, 52, of Winchester, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at his residence.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Musser, Boalsburg, Pa.; two grandchildren, Dustin and Bridgit, Pennsylvania; a brother, Ronald Bush, Lexington; a half-brother, Charlie Bush, Brookville, Ohio; two half-sisters, Mary Lou Taylor and Melissa Snyder, both of Brookville, Ohio; his parents, Mildred and James Smithers, Winchester; a niece, Veronica Bush, Lexington; two nephews, Justin Bush of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Evan Bush, Chicago, Ill.; two uncles, Gene Robinson, Lexington, and Don Robinson, Versailles; and several cousins.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at Scobee Funeral Home, Winchester, by Doyle Spry. Casket bearers were Carl Robinson, Jerry True, Elwood True, Harold Robinson, Steve Robinson, and Glenn Haggard. Burial was in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens.

 

Chipley

Thomas Ivan Chipley, 57, of Lexington, husband of Brenda Chipley, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Tom and Lucille Chipley. He was employed by OSRAM Sylvania for 35 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two stepchildren, Renee Colyer and Mitchell McClain, Lexington; a step-grandchild, Joshua Fanning, Lexington; three brothers, Carl Chipley, Versailles, Clarence Buddy Chipley, Lexington, and Glenn Chipley, Kannapolis, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by Bro. Bobby Lakes of Faith Baptist Church in Versailles. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Paul King, Joe Young, Jeff Chipley, Glenn Chipley Jr., Steve Chipley, and Felix Wood.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Coomes

Joshua Bryan Coomes, 20, of Lawrenceburg, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born March 23, 1984, in Daviess County, he was the son of Vince and Rebecca Robling Coomes. He was a 2002 graduate of Anderson County High School and had attended St. Leo School in Versailles. He was also a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg and a carpenter with Gash Construction.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Brandon Yocum and Noah Coomes; his paternal grandparents, Raymond and Gwen Coomes, Owensboro; his maternal grandmother, Betty Robling, Hatfield, Ind.; and his great grandmothers, Stella Gray, Hartford, and Pearl Robling, Petersburg, Ind.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. His grandmother, Mazie Coomes, and his grandfather, Frank Robling, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jim Thacker, Lanas Tedrow, Zach Beasley, Michael Fawbush, Derek Marsh, Justin Roth, and Jonathan Gaines. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the KY Neurosciences Institute, c/o The UK†Development Office, A.B. Chandler Medical Center, 800 Rose Street, Lexington KY 40506.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Cooper

Michael Tracy Cooper, 38, of Lawrenceburg, a welder, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, in Anderson County.

Born in Fayette County, he was the son of Tommy Cooper of Stanford and Reda Paul of Versailles.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sons, Michael Allen Cooper, Garrard County, Derrick Logan Cooper and Cody James Cooper, Lawrenceburg; a stepson, Marcus Brown, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Junior Paul, Georgetown; his maternal grandfather, Garrett Shackelford, Tennessee; and his paternal grandmother, Christine Todd, Stanford.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Chaplain Mike Powers. Interment will be at the Keene Cemetery, Keene. Casket bearers will be Jeff Durham, Danny Durham, Jonathan Watkins, Sam Guy, Wayne Saylor, and Roger Saylor. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Fuller

Audrey K. Fuller, 80, of Lexington, widow of Billy L. Fuller, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born Dec. 13, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Leta Kiser. She was a graduate of Paris High School and Good Samaritan School of Nursing. During her nursing career, she practiced nursing at Good Samaritan, St. Joseph Hospital and Woodford Memorial Hospital. For most of her nursing career, she served as the head nurse in the pediatric department at the Lexington Clinic. She was a former president of the Women's Missionary Union, and taught Sunday school for a number of years at Broadway Baptist Church. She was a member of Living Hope Fellowship Church.

Survivors include seven children, Libby Krumnow, Sherry Vincent, Cathy Buckingham, Terri Grimmett, John Fuller, Marie Jacobs, and Scott Fuller; 13 grandchildren, Joe and Paul Johnson, Zachary Krumnow, J.W. and Barry Vincent, Ralph and James Whitley, Deona Krug, Angela and Kevin Fuller, Nicholas and Scotty Jacobs, and Brittani Fuller; 14 great grandchildren, Daniel, Jacquline, Samuel, Asa, Hanna, Christopher, Chrystal and Bethney Johnson, Cameron, Audrey and Reed, Vincent, Brianna, Micah, and Mariyah Krug; a brother, Gene Kiser; a niece, Connie Hutson; and a nephew, Chuck Kiser. A grandson, John Scott Whitley, and a great grandson, Gary Lee Johnson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at Broadway Baptist Church by the Rev. Raymond Bishop. Burial was in the Paris Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandsons. Pruitt Funeral Home, Alexandria Drive, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Bill Fuller Building Fund c/o Living Hope Fellowship 2056 Regency Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40503.

 

Howard

Edith Railey Howard, 87, of Versailles, widow of Sylvester Howard Sr., died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Unit.

A native of Woodford County, she was a beautician for 75 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Versailles.

Survivors include a son, Sylvester "Dickie" Howard Jr., Versailles; a sister, Mary Henry, Louisville; a brother, Earl Railey, Dayton, Ohio; and two nieces and a nephew. Two brothers, William and Bennie Railey, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at First Baptist Church, Versailles, by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Interment was at the Steele Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Woodford County Senior Citizen, 112 North Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Mynes

Brian Allen Mynes, 30, of 453 Zion Hill, Midway, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at his home.

Born in Kanawha County, W.Va., he was the son of Jo Ann Reynolds Mynes of Zion Hill and Jarrell Mynes of Stanton. He was a graduate of Bryan Station High School, Lexington, and a self employed carpenter and construction worker.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by four sisters, Joyce Reed, Jeffersonville; Lois Rollins, Cross Lanes, W.Va., Frances Murphy, Jamestown, and Loretta Evans, Midway; a brother, Robert Mynes, Hurricane, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Terry Gillum. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jason Hunley, Jason Turner, Larry Dunn II, Clarence Pettyjohn II, James Buffin, Tim Agee, Arthur Forbes, and Steve Farrow.

 

Wireman

Lonnie Mae Troxell Wireman, 74, of 1259 Falcon Wood Way, Midway, wife of Ed Wireman, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at Samaritan Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late James and Nancy Updike Troxell. She was a member of the Revival Tabernacle Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Betty Sorrell, Midway; and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother, Bill Troxell, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Byron Jessup and the Rev. Tom Wireman. Interment was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jeff Wireman, Charles Wireman, Tom Wireman, Leroy Wireman, Melanie McElfresh, Brent Wireman, Lee Shepard, and Henry Wireman.

 

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