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September 28, 2000 issue

 

Ethel Blackford

Ethel Carol Blackford, 18, of Versailles, daughter of Richard and Carol Blackford of Versailles, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000.

Born in Fayette County, she was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church. She attended Woodford County High School and was an employee of White Castle, Lexington.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Katrisha "Katie" Waldridge, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Richard Blackford Jr., Versailles; her maternal grandmother, Myrtle King; her maternal grandparents, Effie and Freddie Laye, and her paternal great-grandmother, Daisy Mason, all of Versailles; an aunt, Marilyn Bradley; a cousin, Amanda Perkins, and numerous other relatives. Her maternal grandfather, Allen Perkins, and her paternal grandmother, Ethel Blackford, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Versailles First Baptist Church by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial followed in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Travis Manley, Ronald Mitchell, Brandon Garner, Brad Jones, Mike Derringer, and Derrick Greene.

 

Mary Cammack

Mary Alpha Marlowe Cammack, 85, Lawrenceburg, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at her home.

She was a native of Anderson County, widow of Oscar Cammack, and daughter of the late Charles F. and Virginia Hanks Marlowe. She was a retired employee of the Kentucky State Revenue Department after 15 years of service. A member of the Sand Springs Baptist Church, she was also a member of the Homemakers Sunday School Class, the Lawrenceburg Business and Professional Woman’s Club, the Lawrenceburg Woman’s Club, Capital First Travelers, and the Swinging Saints of Sand Spring Baptist Church and was a 1933 graduate of Lawrenceburg City High School.

She is survived by a son, Charles L. Cammack, and two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Donna) Freeman and Mrs. Ron (Mary Jane) McCulloh, all of Lawrenceburg; three grandchildren, Keith Freeman, Versailles; Jim Freeman, Lawrenceburg, and Stephanie Foley, Frankfort; two stepgrandchildren, Paula Lemeke, Columbia, S.C., and Kathy Shryock, Lawrenceburg, and four great-grandchildren, Alex and Zachary Freeman, Lawrenceburg, and Haley and Hannah Freeman, Versailles. Two brothers, James Madison Marlowe and C.F. Marlowe Jr., are deceased.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Sand Spring Baptist Church by Dr. Mike Hamrick and the Rev. Rick Shannon. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. The Gash Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceburg, was in charge of arrangements. Casket bearers were Keith Freeman, Jim Freeman, Craig Foley, Jerry Cammack, Bobby Cammack, Connie Ellis, Mike Ellis and Tom Shurling. Honorary bearers were members of the Sand Spring Homemakers Sunday School Class and the 1933 graduating class of the Lawrenceburg City High School. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sand Spring Church Building Fund, 1616 Harrodsburg Rd., Lawrenceburg 40342.

 

Joe Donnell

Joe "Bubbles" Donnell, 76, Versailles, husband of Nellie Goins Donnell, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at the Hospice Care Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Fayette County, the son of the late Joseph John and Beatrice Ritchey Donnell Sr., he was a farmer, a member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church, Woodford County, and was a WWII veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Perry, Versailles, and Beverly Holbrook, South Carolina; a son, Larry W. Donnell, Garrard County; two sisters, Martha Scott, New York, and Thelma Hall, Elizabethtown; five grandchildren, Christy Bicknell and Amanda Ellis, both of Lawrenceburg; Laura Donnell, Garrard County, and Flint and Nathan Holbrook, South Carolina, and two great-grandchildren. A sister, Dorothy Vickers, and a brother, Jim Donnell, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. John Brandon and the Rev. Ben Hahn. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford County. Casket bearers were Wilbur James, Howard Montague, Milton Stinnett, Bennie Stinnett, Orval Coyle and Jesse Brown II. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice Care Center, c/o Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington 40504; the Versailles Baptist Church or the Versailles United Methodist Church.

 

Billie Goodrich

Billie Jean King Goodrich, 73, of 9980 Clifton Road, Versailles, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 26, 2000, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born in Fayette County, she was a daughter of the late William Watts and Blanche Dee King. She was a homemaker and an active member of "The Truth."

She is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Harvey Goodrich, Versailles; three daughters, Mrs. Kenny (Becky) Armstrong, Frankfort; Judy Parrish, Lexington, and Mrs. Jerry (Deana) Prewitt, Daytona, Fla., and four grandchildren, Richard Armstrong, Beth Parrish, Emily Parrish, and Ashley Thomas. A sister, Ruth Hawkins, and a brother, Richard King, are deceased.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 28, in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford County. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity.

 

Ann Harney

Ann Rice Harney, 83, Paris, retired registered nurse, widow of Glenn Allen Harney, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000.

She was born in Garland, Tenn., daughter of the late Charles A. and Mabel Bibb Rice. She graduated from Byars Hall High School, Covington, Tenn., and received her nurse training at National General Hospital, Nashville.

She is survived by a daughter, Glenda Cruise, Midway; a son, Charles A. Harney, Paris, and three sisters, Eunice McCarty, Helena, Ariz.; Marie Daniel, Covington, Tenn., and Marjorie Dorton, Tigard, Ore. Four brothers, Ercel, Arnold, Bill and Paul Rice, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris, by the Rev. Sue McCracken. Interment was in the Paris Cemetery. Her nephews and cousins served as casket bearers.

 

Emma Howe

Emma Lafoe Howe, 79, 306 McDonald Dr., Versailles, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Anderson County, she was a former resident of Owen County.

She is survived by her husband, Virgil Howe, Versailles; two daughters, Brenda Pratt, Viper, and Donna Buckles, Lexington; four sisters, Mary Atkins, Somerset; Pat Ward and Della Rose, both of Versailles, and Teresa Chadwell, Lexington; three brothers, Allen B. Lafoe Jr., Lexington, and Charles Brad Lafoe and David Lafoe, both of Versailles; her stepmother, Elizabeth Foster Lafoe, Versailles; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by Chaplain Craig Ryan. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bradley Pratt, Michael Pratt, Jim Gibson, James R. ÒSmittyÓ Smith, Dwight Griffith, and Scott Slatten. Honorary bearers were James Ward, David Lafoe, Brad Lafoe, Ronald C. Rose, Joyce Blust, Patsy Markwell, and Beulah Slatten. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele St., Frankfort 40601.

 

Ada McDonald

Ada Beatrice Manley McDonald, 90, Shelby Manor Nursing Home, Shelbyville, widow of Robert Henry McDonald and daughter of the late George and Anna Bell Manley, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000.

A native of Franklin County, she was a homemaker and member of the Millville Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Bobby Scott McDonald, Frankfort, and Ambrose McDonald, Shelbyville; three daughters, Virginia Goodrich, Versailles; Margaret Maddox, Georgetown, and Mary Hager, Frankfort; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Two sons, Frankie Lee McDonald and Robert Sanford McDonald, and a grandson are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford County, by Dr. Charles Brown. Casket bearers were Phil Hager, Bill O’Neal, Terry Walker, Bruce Walker, Paul Walker and Dan Cook Jr.

The Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Elizabeth Towery

Elizabeth Towery, 68, of Kansas City, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City.

She was a native of Woodford County, and was the daughter of the late Kaary and Robert Fields.

Mrs. Towery is survived by her husband, Garland Towery, and several children.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kansas City. Arrangements were handled by the Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel, Kansas City.

 

Alma Turner

Alma Pope Turner, 85, Lake Wales, sister of Betty Jean West of Versailles, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000.

A Kentucky native, she was the widow of Luther Turner.

In addition to her sister, she is survived by a daughter, Sue Kenney, Lake Wales; two brothers, Louis Pope, Frankfort, and Arthur Pope, Lawrenceburg; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday morning, Sept. 25.

 

John W. Wilkirson

John W. Wilkirson, 81, Versailles, husband of Rae Wanda Brown Wilkirson, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at the VA Medical Center, Lexington.

Born in Clark County, he was the son of the late Raymond Branch and Mary Stewart Wilkirson. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Versailles Presbyterian Church, Landmark Lodge No. 41 F&AM, the Scottish Rite, and Eastern Star, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Shawn Barkley. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. in the Custer Cemetery, Breckinridge Co. Casket bearers were Donald Wilkirson, Steven Wilkirson, Robert Wilkirson and Howard Wilkirson.

 

James Wooldridge

James Henry "Kojac" Wooldridge, 69, of Lexington, husband of the late Lillie Mae Wooldridge, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at the VA Medical Center.

A native of Greensburg, he was the son of Catherine Wooldridge and the late Robert Wooldridge. He was a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church and served in the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Rose Heath, Narco, Calif., and Etta Wooldridge Salter, Cincinnati, Ohio; a son, Robert Wooldridge, Greensburg; two sisters, Margaret Mitchell, Lexington, and Martha Reed, Versailles; two brothers, Billy and Paul Wooldridge, Lexington; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives. A brother, Charles Wooldridge, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 12 noon Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, by the Rev. Grant Coleman. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.