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September 27, 2001

 

Robert Adams

Robert "Bobby" Elwood Adams, 62, of Georgetown, husband of Judy McFarland Adams, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at his residence after a short illness.

A native of Harrison County, he was the son of the late Ruby Katherine Maddox and Charles Gilbert Adams Sr. A senior quality control engineer for more than 33 years, he was a member and former elder at Berea Christian Church, and was senior class president and valedictorian of the Scott County High School Class of 1957.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Kevin Adams and Steve Adams, Georgetown; three grandsons, Travis, Avery and Cody Adams, Georgetown; two brothers, Gilbert Adams Jr., Versailles, and Jerry Adams, Louisville; and two sisters, Jean Castle and Mary Ann Lisle, both of Winchester.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Johnson's Funeral Home by Bro. Sam Glenn, the Rev. Charles Wogman, and the Rev. Bill Stark. Burial was in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Steve, Jim, and Austin Adams, Ben Calvert, Tommy Lisle, and Mike Castle.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Julian Baker

Julian Baker, 65, of Frankfort, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at his residence.

A native of Scott County, he was a farmer, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the United Kennel Club.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Warner and Tobe Payne Baker, both of Frankfort; two daughters, Kathy Glass and Tina Barker, both of Frankfort; a brother, Billy Baker, Versailles; three sisters, Cecil Garrity, Versailles, Helen Baker, Lawrenceburg, and Ann McCray, Versailles; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville, by the Rev. Jesse Baxter. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Red Cross.

 

Gertrude Barbour

Gertrude Gray Barbour, 89, of Lexington, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born Nov. 26, 1911, in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Pressley and Eliza Craig Gray. She was a retired, longtime employee of the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center Hospital cafeteria. She was a member of Baptist churches in Frankfort and Lexington.

Survivors include a son, Fred Barbour, Lexington; two granddaughters, Angela and Chris Barbour, Lexington; a sister, Ida Cook, Lawrenceburg; and several nieces and cousins.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

 

James T. Barnes

James Thomas "J.T." Barnes, 81, of Versailles, widower of Lucille Fielder Barnes, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at his residence.

Born in Powell County Aug. 5, 1920, he was the son of the late Bill and George Ann Johnson Barnes. He was a retired farmer, and a member of the Mortonsville Methodist Church and the Versailles American Legion Post.

He is survived by a daughter, Janice Harley, Lawrenceburg; two sons, Paul Barnes and David Barnes, both of Versailles; seven sisters, Geraldine Douthitt, Frankfort, Agnes Douthitt, Florida, Lucille Neal, Versailles, Mary Buffin, Woodford County, Sylvia Gabbard, Lexington, Betty Ely, Middlesboro, and Lois Howard, Frankfort; two brothers, Billy Barnes, Frankfort, and Russell Barnes, Cynthiana; eight grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. A daughter, Mary Moore, and two brothers, Hobart Barnes and John Barnes, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Pastor Joseph Girdler. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Bryan Barnes, Bobby Harley, Gary Harley, Tim Sebastian, Heath Barnes, and Kelly Chowning. Honorary bearers were Robert Harley, Cain Neal, and Jim England.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Evert Chilton

Evert Hanley Chilton, 83, of Anderson County, widower of Margaret Cottrell Chilton, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at his residence.

Born June 28, 1918, he was the son of the late Fred and Minnie Robinson Chilton. He was a farmer and a member of Claylick United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men.

Survivors include a son, Garnett Chilton, Lawrenceburg; two daughters, Shirley Chilton McGaughey, Lawrenceburg, and Elizabeth Chilton Brumback, Versailles; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; a brother, Linwood Chilton, Harrodsburg; and two sisters, Allie Bell Coke, Harrodsburg, and Katherine Jeffries, Lawrenceburg. A grandson, Franklin Kevin "Frankie" Brumback; a sister, Elsie Ray Roark; and two brothers, Melvin and Horace Chilton, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home by Bro. David Ryan and Bro. Steven McGaughey. Burial was in Hebron Cemetery, Lawrenceburg.

Contributions are suggested to Hebron Cemetery Fund, c/o Bob Thompson, 423 South Main Street, Lawrenceburg, Ky. 40342.

 

Zona Collins

Zona Alma Durham Collins, 75, of Lexington, wife of William “Bill” Collins, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at Hospice Care Center.

A native of Vanceburg, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lizzie Hartley Durham. She was a retired seamstress for Parrot’s Richman Brothers and Dawahares.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Harris, Versailles; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. A son, Melvin Carrington, and a daughter, Gracie Carrington Stokes, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. David Young. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

 

Orville C. Drury

Orville C. "Johnny" Drury, 87, of Lexington, husband of Nancy Graves Drury, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late Wesley and Anna Skelton Drury. A supervisor for the P. Lorillard Tobacco Company, he retired after 28 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and attended Immanuel Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Johnnie L. Drury, Lexington; four grandchildren, Johnny Wayne, Jeffrey Todd, Daniel Lee, and Jonmichael Drury; and three sisters, Martha Phillips, Loretta McCoun and Elizabeth Cox, all of Lawrenceburg. Two sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by Dr. Ted Sisk. Interment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Daniel, Johnny Wayne, and Jonmichael Drury, Bobby and Julian Witt, Jim Calvert, and Tony Russell.

 

Mary Estill

Mary "Mae" Mildred Estill, 81, of Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, formerly of Frankfort, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Winchester, she was the daughter of the late Ephraim and Mary Ellen Bush Estill. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Frankfort until she moved to California, where she joined the Shiloh Baptist Church.

Survivors include a niece, Jacqueline Wilson, Versailles; and a nephew, Ellsworth Warren Jr., Lexington.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. K.L. Moore and the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were George Cole, Henry Davis, Richard Kirtley, Harvey Robinson, Tony Wilson Jr., Antoine Wilson, and Jonathan Curry.

Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Versailles, Building Fund, or the Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

 

Harold Flynn

Harold Flynn, 80, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Leona West Flynn, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at his residence.

Born in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late John Wyatt and Estelle Hawkins Flynn. He was a farmer and a member of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Harold Blaine Flynn, Lawrenceburg; three daughters, Barbara Sutherland, Lawrenceburg, Pamela Conley, Versailles, and Karen Denise Bagwell, Lawrenceburg; three sisters, Brunelle Casey and Alice Brown, both of Louisville, and Shirley Riley, Lawrenceburg; four brothers, Winston Flynn, Louisville, Kermit Flynn and John Michael Flynn, both of Lawrenceburg, and Curtis E. Flynn, Middletown, Ohio; and four grandchildren. A sister, Sylvia Pence, and a brother, Ray Flynn, are deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at the Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by Corey Abney and Roy Temple. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Shelby County.

Contributions are suggested to the American Red Cross New York Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 580, Lawrenceburg, Ky. 40342.

 

Billy G. Huddleston

Billy G. Huddleston, 75, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Joyce Sparrow Huddleston, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born June 14, 1926, in Albany, he was the son of the late Daniel and Carrie Virginia Cummins Huddleston. He was the former owner of Huddleston Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, and a former Anderson County coroner. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member of Anderson County Masonic Lodge #90, and a member and former trustee of the Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Adelia “Deedi” Parman, Seattle, Wash.; a son, James Lynn Huddleston, Versailles; three grandchildren, Amanda Lee Parman and Rachel Lynn Parman, both of Seattle, and Latisha Brook Huddleston, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Wilma Craft, Albany; three brothers, Andrew Huddleston, Louisville, Earl Huddleston, Monticello, and Cleveland Huddleston, Albany. A daughter, Billie Carol Huddleston, and several brothers and sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by Dr. Greg Burton and Bro. Bob C. Jones. Burial was in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church, TV Ministry, 111 North Main Street, Lawrenceburg, Ky., 40342, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, Ky. 40601-2744.

 

Tom Moore

Tom Moore, 67, a well-known saddlebred trainer, father of Melissa Moore of Versailles, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, in Harrodsburg after a long illness.

Born May 31, 1934, in Williamson County, Texas, he was the son of Virgil and Oletta Moore. He moved with his mother to Chicago at an early age, and began riding and grooming horses at Christenson Stables. He became manager of Valley View Farm, Illinois, at age 16, and that year won the first of more than 200 world championships.

He was named Horseman of the Year in 1986 and 1994 by the American Horse Shows Association, now USA Equestrian, the only person to earn that honor twice. A Tom Moore-trained horse has won virtually every class for American Saddlebreds at the Kentucky State Fair. In 1994, he became the first trainer to win all three major championships at the Lexington Junior League Horse Show since Garland Bradshaw in 1957. He was the founding president of the United Professional Horsemen's Association, a director of the ASHA, and a member of the World Championship Horse Show Hall of Fame. He was also a well-respected judge in the sport.

Other survivors include three sons, Mason Moore, Harrodsburg, Gary Moore, Burgin, and Gene Moore, Palatine, Ill.; a second daughter, Melinda Moore, Harrodsburg; a sister, Jewell Nickels, Cedar Park, Texas; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Arrowhead Farm, Harrodsburg. Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the UPHA Benevolent Fund, or the American Cancer Foundation.

Ignacio Morales

Ignacio Morales, 46, of Versailles, Adena Springs Farm employee, husband of Camren Molina, Mexico, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001.

Services will be conducted at a later date in Mexico.

Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of local arrangements.

 

Julia J. Morton

Julia J. Morton, 67, of Lexington, wife of Lawrence W. Morton, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at her residence.

Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Stonewall and Ollie Biddle Rankin Sr. She was a member of Tates Creek Christian Church.

Other survivors include two sons, Thomas L. Morton, Wilmore, and Lawrence Matthew Morton, Lexington; a brother, Clarence Rankin, Lexington; seven sisters, Lillie Judy, Florida, Ruth Evelyn Hodges, Addie Wiseman, and Mary Brown, all of Lexington, Virginia Blanton, Winchester, Dorothy Hall, Versailles, and Mildred Lansaw, Lexington; three grandchildren, Ireland, Brooks, and Tommy Morton; a step-granddaughter, Mandi Gnehm; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, James Oliver Rankin and Stonewall Rankin Jr., and a sister, Sarah Sutton, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, Lexington, by Dr. Brad Walden and the Rev. James Walters. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lynn Wiseman, Hugh Wiseman, Morton Judy, Greg Rankin, Clarence Rankin Jr., Robert Blanton, Herman Hodges Jr., James Richard Rankin, and Benjamin Lewis Rankin.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, Ky. 40504, or Susan G. Komen Cancer Research, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244.

John Foster Ruggles

John Foster Ruggles Jr., 87, of Lexington, founder of Ruggles Sign Company, husband of Marie Sanders Ruggles, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Hospice Care Center.

A native of Blaine, he was a son of the late John Foster Ruggles Sr. and Nell Hendrickson Ruggles.

Mr. Ruggles was a member, deacon, and choir member of Central Christian Church. He attended the University of Kentucky, where he played in the marching band, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He founded Ruggles Sign Company, a family business, in 1946, and was a longstanding member of the World Sign Association. His affiliations included the Oleika Shrine Temple, where he was a member of the marching band; the Lions Club; and the Mountain Laurel Festival, where he served as director.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Ester Ruggles, Lexington; two sisters, Leona Ruggles Shields, Ocala, Fla., and Helen Ruggles Murphy, Lexington; a daughter, Marlona Ruggles Ice, Bardstown; a son, John Foster Ruggles III, Davie, Fla.; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Ruggles Pitchford, J.T. Ice, Lee Ice, Marlona Katherine Ice, all of Lexington, and Anna Marie Ice Cambron, Versailles; four great grandchildren, Carly, Lauren, and Seth Cambron, Versailles, and Providence Ice, Lexington.

Friends are invited to a memorial from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today, Sept. 27, 2001, at Ruggles Sign Company, 308 Crossfield Drive, Versailles. A remembrance service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, Hospice of the Bluegrass, and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging,

 

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