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September 25, 2008



Homer Bates, 72, of Versailles, husband of Patricia C. Bates, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 25, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rose Crest Cemetery.



Danny Glenn Bradley, 43, of Pass Christian, Miss., formerly of Versailles, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, in Mississippi.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Morgan Bradley of Mississippi and Anna Printers of Versailles. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Versailles and graduated from the Woodford County High School Class of 1983. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his twin brother, David Bradley, Frankfort; three sisters, Jonell Raglin, Versailles, Phyllis (Donald) Wilson, Lexington, and Evelyn Marsh, Texas; two brothers, Walter Printers, Texas, and Morgan Bradley Jr., Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 19, at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Delisle, Miss. Burial was in Mississippi.



B. Kenton Cable, 82, owner of Cable’s Furniture and Appliances for 58 years, husband of Edythe Lewis Cable, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at his residence.

Born June 14, 1926, in Bourbon County, he was the son of the late Millard and Josephine Cotton Cable. He was a World War II veteran, having served in European Air Transport Command flying supplies to England, France and Germany.

In 1950, Cable bought a Western Auto franchise with $3,000 he had saved from his military service and a $3,000 loan and opened it on South Main Street. Two years later, he sold the Western Auto and began a Goodyear Tire business, which also gave him access to the General Electric product line. Tires eventually gave way to the appliance side of the business. He added sporting goods and hardware to his shelves and, in 1968, moved his store to the Woodford Plaza.

Mr. Cable was instrumental in starting Little League Baseball in Woodford County and was a longtime member of the Versailles Baptist Church, a charter member of the Versailles Lions Club and the Woodford Hills Country Club. He enjoyed boating, golfing, and played both softball and baseball in Versailles, Frankfort and throughout Central Kentucky.

In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by a daughter, JoAnne Neal, Versailles; two grandsons, Jon Cable (Deanna) Morgan and Zachary Kenton (Patrisha) Morgan; a granddaughter, Tara Dunning; a brother, Verle Hudson Cable, Richmond; and six great-grandchildren, Jon, Kennedy, Courtney, Allie, Kylie, and Gabrielle.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Versailles Baptist Church by the Rev. John Brandon. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Versailles Baptist Church, Hospice of the Bluegrass, or the Woodford Humane Society.

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Sidney Louis Duncan, 85, formerly of Woodson Drive, Versailles, brother-in-law of Sarah W. Duncan, died Friday, Sept. 19, at Homestead Nursing Home in Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Lora Otis and Talitha Burgin Duncan. He was a retired bank clerk. A sister, Mary Armstrong; and five brothers, Stewart Duncan, Madison Duncan, Russell Duncan, Jason Duncan, and Robert Duncan, are deceased.

Graveside funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Versailles Cemetery by the Rev. Mike Lehman. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Harold Eddins, 94, of Frankfort, widower of Lula Gilbert Eddins, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008.

Born Aug. 10, 1914, in Indianapolis, Ind., he was the son of the late Marvin Eddins Sr. and Clara Craigmyle Eddins. He was a Corps of Engineers lockmaster, retiring from Lock #4 in Frankfort, and was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Francis, Madisonville, and Shirley Eddins, Frankfort; s son, Rodney Eddins, Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Carrie Cobb, Clearwater, Fla.; three grandchildren, Laura Ospital and Brandon and Merrick Francis; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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Jack C. Hart, 71, of Versailles, husband of Betty Campbell Hart, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at the VA Hospital.

Born in Flemingsburg, he was the son of the late Arthur and Ruby Davis Hart. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a self-employed truck driver.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David (Tammie) Hart, Georgetown; two grandsons, Logan and William Hart, Georgetown; a sister, Shirley (Paul) Worthington, Flemingsburg; and a brother, William (Angie) Hart, Prestonsburg.

Services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, by Minister Ronnie Hupp. Burial will follow in Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 25, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Woodford Humane Society, 265 Thomas Lane, Versailles, KY 40383.



Esther Bruner Shearer, 80, of Nicholasville, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at Otterbein Retirement Community in Lebanon, Ohio.

Born Oct. 12, 1927, in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Belia Hurt Bruner. She lived for many years in Winchester, was a member of the Winchester First Methodist Church, had been a former owner of Modern Electric Service, also in Winchester, and retired from PNC Bank in the early 1990s.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Shearer, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a son, Larry Shearer (Rhonda), Springboro, Ohio; a brother, Bobby L. Bruner (Anita), California; a sister, JoAnn Corman (Willard), Versailles; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Dianne Shearer Gatson; a sister, Patricia Neal Shearer; and a brother, Chester Bruner, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 25, at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Pinkston. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Judson Everitt, Clark Everitt, Michael Shearer, Brandon Shearer, Robert White, and Craig Ridgewater. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. today until time of service at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the National MS Society or the American Diabetes Foundation.


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