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September 27, 2007



George B. Clouse Sr., 65, of Richmond, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at his home.

He was a project manager for the Richmond division of the Blue Grass Army Depot, and was a retired civil service employee at the Avon Department of the Blue Grass Army Depot. He served one year in the army and eight years in the U.S. Marines, serving in Vietnam.

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila Prather, Salvisa; two sons; George B. Clouse Jr., Richmond, and Dwayne Clouse, Georgetown; two grandchildren; three sisters, Carolyn Flynn, Falmouth, Sandy Boston, Versailles, and Leitha Lewis, Lexington.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 24, at Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth. Interment was in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Pendleton County.



Ray Allen Donnell, Jr., 24, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, in Cushing, Okla.

Born Sept. 27, 1982, he was the son of Ray and Jayne Donnell. A 2001 graduate of Woodford County High School, he became involved in the Kentucky High School Rodeo Association. He competed at the National High School Rodeo Association in team roping, calf roping and steer wrestling. After graduating from high school, he attended the Texas Institute of Equine Dentistry and became a certified equine dentist. He moved to Cushing, Okla., where he was a rancher raising longhorn cattle, goats, and training roping horses.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Ann Malik; a niece and nephew, Aliya and Amaan Malik; his grandparents, William and Dorothy Daniel and Ann and Art Showalter; his aunts and uncles, James and Gloria Donnell, Barbara and Darrell Hamilton, Mary "Aggie" and Fred Faust, and Rich and Tommie Benedic; and his cousins, Tracey Nasholdes, Melissa Donnell, Jason Wachter, Ginny Duffy, and David Benedic. His paternal grandfather, James C. Donnell Sr.; his aunts, Lynne Benedic and Wilma Donnell; and a cousin, J. D. Hamilton, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. James Allen. Interment will follow in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be David Benedic, Rick Benedic, James Donnell Jr., B. J. Ellis, Larry Donnell, and Mike Young. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 27, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to one’s favorite charity.

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Linda D. Foley, 79, widow of Joe F. Foley, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Preston P. and Ruth Simpson Davis. She lived the majority of her life in Woodford County. She was a member of the First Christian Church, a Versailles High School graduate, and had attended the University of Kentucky. She had been a social worker for the Head Start program and retired after serving 20 years as the registrar at the Woodford County Health Department.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Buedel, Williamsport, Pa.; a son, Joe Preston Foley, Wilmington, Del.; three grandchildren, Rachel Buedel, Katherine Foley, and Harrison Davis Foley; two step-grandchildren, Lora Sobol and Brad Buedel; two sisters, Sara Hellard and Lil Hoferkamp, both of Versailles; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Betty Jean Davis Franklin, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Marcus Lynn and the Rev. Alan Sutherland. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church Building Fund, 160 Lexington Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Charles "Hamp" Lloyd, 90, of Apopka, Fla., formerly of Versailles, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2007.

Born March 28, 1917, in Versailles, he was the son of Charlie and Julia Lloyd.

Survivors include two sons, Ansel Lloyd and Glen Lloyd; two sisters, Margaret Douglas and Anna Belle Sharp; a brother, John Lloyd; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at Thursday, Sept. 20, at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home Apopka Chapel, Apopka, Fla.



Clara B. Mayo Mullins, 78, of Lexington, widow of Balis "Mutt" Mullins, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Hitchins in Carter County, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Mayo. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society.

Survivors include two daughters, Kay Howard, Lexington, and Sandy Lamb, Lancaster; two sons, Garry Mullins, Versailles, and Jerry Mullins, Grayson; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lorraine Waggoner, Fairfield, Ohio, Virginia Neff, Dayton, Ohio, and Yvonne Ring, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and two brothers, Jay Mayo, Dayton, Ohio, and Bob Mayo, Circleville, Ohio. A great-grandchild, and two brothers, Carlos and Charles Mayo, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 21, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Pastor Dewayne Walker. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Greg Hays, Jerry Mullins, Garry Mullins, Kirk Tinsley, Mike Howard, and Justin Lamb.

Contributions can be made to Sayre Christian Village Baunta Building, 3840 Camelot Drive, Lexington, KY 40517, or to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 1008 Delaware Drive, Lexington, KY 40505.



Shirley Martin Scroggins, 83, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Homestead Nursing Center.

Born in Louisville, he was the son of the late Mrs. J.K. Scoggan and the late Garnett F. Scroggins Sr. He was a longtime employee of American Airlines in California, a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the Battle of the Bulge, and a member of Cramer and Hanover Church of Christ.

Survivors include three brothers, William G. Scroggins, Taylor Mill, C. Kenneth Scroggins, Versailles, and G. Franklin Scroggins, Nicholasville; a sister, Jeanne Guffy, Lexington; a nephew; four nieces; three great-nephews; and four great-nieces.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 27, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.



Louisiana Gibson Wood Simpson, of Lexington, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007.

Originally from Charlotte, N.C., her mother grew up at "Mirador" on the Dry Ridge Road near Versailles. She had family ties to the Gibson and Preston families in the area. She moved to Lexington in 1937 and married Henry Clay Simpson. When he inherited part of Clay’s farm from his grandmother, he began a development he called Chevy Chase Subdivision. They built the first home on the Tates Creek Road, near Cooper Drive. A long-time member of the Lexington Garden Club, she was an early manager of the 1950 garden project at Ashland, and for almost 50 years was devoted to tending one of its borders. She co-wrote a series of children’s booklets that are sold at Ashland’s store. In recent years she donated a large collection of Henry Clay’s artifacts and papers to Ashland and the University of Kentucky Libraries. She was president of her senior class at Spence, a school for girls in New York City, and was a member of the second class at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y.

Survivors include two sons, Clay Simpson, Summit, N,.J., and Word Wood Simpson, Lexington; a daughter, Josephine Russell Simpson, Delray Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Hart Wood Simpson, Louisville, Kate Simpson, Yarmouth, Maine, Anne Clay Paumgarten, Stowe, Vt., and Josie Simpson, Paia, Hawaii; and seven great-grandchildren, Toby Burgmaier, Eliza Burgmaier, Clara Burgmaier, Henry Paumgarten, Lula Paumgarten, Sebastian Baskerville and George Simpson. Private services and burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at Ashland at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. W. R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, is in charge of arrangements.



Charles Lewis Trowbridge, 64, of Versailles, husband of Martha Joyce Shewmaker, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007 at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born in Madison County, he was the son of the late Elsworth Trowbridge and Geneva Teater Reidel. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, served in the National Guard, and was a retired Teamster.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Karen Leah Brown, Lawrenceburg, and Rebecca Daphne Trowbridge, Versailles; a son, Jeff Trowbridge, Union; two grandchildren, Jordon Douglas Brown and Matthew David Trowbridge.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 24, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Wesley Noss. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery.

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