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September 23, 2010



Phyllis M. Creech, 55, of Versailles, wife of Gary R. Creech, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010.

Born Jan. 14, 1955, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Pitt and Mary Todd Stivers. She retired from Rand McNally and was a member at Church of God of Prophecy.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Debra (Randy) Pennington, Versailles, and Anna (Ronnie) Davis, Versailles; a son, Jimmy Spicer Jr., Versailles; two sisters, Patsy Struble, Indiana, and Linda Roe, Versailles; four brothers, Olson Stivers, Lexington, Donald Stivers, Louisville, Johnny Stivers, Versailles, and Norman Stivers, Indiana; and five grandchildren, Randy Pennington II, Margret Pennington, Corey Spicer, Cameron Spicer, and Chloe Davis. A brother, Darrell Keith, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 18, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Bro. Edward Nichols. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Randy Pennington II, Adam Cooper, Corey Spicer, Jimmy Spicer, Johnny Stivers, and Adam Creech.

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Ruth Elizabeth Harrison Ramey, 92, of Lexington, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born May 22, 1918, in Lexington, she was the daughter of Luella Scovill Harrison and Erbie Lee Harrison. She graduated from University High School in 1936 and received her A.B. in education from the University of Kentucky in 1940. She did graduate work at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tenn., receiving her master of arts degree in elementary education in 1952. She taught in Danville, Midway, Louisville and Worthington, Ohio, before returning to Lexington. She taught third grade at Glendover Elementary School and retired from the Fayette County Public Schools in 1988 after 28 years of service. She continued to substitute teach for many years afterwards. She was a lifelong member of Central Christian Church, serving as a deacon and a member of the Bessie Fortune Women’s Circle and Bower Bible Class. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. She was a life member of the UK Alumni Association, a past member of the Central Kentucky Women’s Club and a member of Spindletop Hall.

Survivors include her twin sister, Helen H. McBride, Columbus, Ohio; a niece, Rebecca H. (William) Mentz, Jacksonville, Fla.; a great-nephew, Marshall H. Mentz, Atlanta, Ga.; and a great-niece, Mary Elizabeth Mentz, Gainesville, Fla. A brother, John S. Harrison, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Central Christian Church by Dr. Michael Mooty and the Rev. Jan Ehrmantraut. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.



The Rev. John H. Weaver, 73, retired former pastor of the First Christian Church in Versailles, husband of Diana J. Weaver, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Connorsville, Ind., he was the son of the late Dr. Daniel and Erma Hage Weaver. He was a graduate of Connorsville High School in Indiana, obtained a BA from Purdue University in 1959, an MBA from Indiana University in 1961, and a doctorate of ministry from Lexington Theological Seminary in 1978. He served in private industry for several years prior to serving in the ministry. He pastored the First Christian Church of Versailles from 1978 to 1982, and served as associate regional minister of the Disciples of Christ from 1983 to 1991, where he managed numerous fiscal responsibilities for the church and was treasurer for the Regional Church. In retirement, he worked with Habitat for Humanity in New Haven, Conn., was involved with a downtown evening soup kitchen, chaired the Stewardship and Mission Interpretation for the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ, and was vice-president, member of the board of directors, and director of transportation for "A Better Chance of Madison, CT," a program to help educate disadvantaged youth. In Woodford County, he was the chaplain of the Salvation Army Service Unit, was treasurer and board member of Woodford Health Care, was a city representative to Falling Springs Recreation and Theatre group which gave oversight to the design and construction of Falling Springs Center, and was a member of the Committee on the Ministry of the Northeast Region of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and of the Connecticut Association Committee on the Ministry of the United Church of Christ.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Stacey (Kenneth) Parker, Versailles; a son, J. Bradley (Kim) Weaver, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; a sister, Helen Harmon; two brothers, Dr. Daniel S. Weaver and Glen Weaver; and five grandchildren, Travis Goodrich, Hanna H. Goodrich, Willow Parker, Matthew Barei, and Taylor Barei.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at the First Christian Church, 160 Lexington Street, Versailles. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church Building Fund, 160 Lexington Street, Versailles, KY 40383, or to the John Weaver Disaster Relief Fund (Salvation Army), 200 Heritage Road, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Stanley Wayne Wilson, 37, of Richmond, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at his residence.

Born in Richmond, he was the son of Ken Wilson, Versailles, and Charlene Barger, Bath County. He was a 1991 graduate of Woodford County High School and was a health care assistant.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancée, Jonna Roberts, Frankfort; two sisters, Serena Wilson and Miranda (Ben) Hawkins, both of Versailles; and a son, Dylan Wayne Stahly. His grandparents, Ernest L. Wilson and Mattie R. Tandy, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.



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