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September 28, 2006



Caryl Alloway, 69, of Lexington, husband of Sylvia Alloway, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at his residence.

The son of the late James Lee and Fanny Levison Alloway, he was president and owner of Alloway and Associates, Inc., with offices in Lexington, Georgetown and Versailles. He served in the Kentucky state government as director of the Bureau of Public Property in Frankfort and then co-founded A-PASS WEIKEL real estate school, where he was a real estate instructor and trained thousands of Realtors. He was appointed to the Kentucky Real Estate Commission in 1977 and became executive director in 1980. He was a member of Anchor Baptist Church, Thoroughbred Club of America, Lafayette Club, and volunteered with Habitat For Humanity here and in Florida.

In addition to his wife of 49 years, he is survived by a daughter, Kathy Alloway; four sisters, Jean Wallingford, Myra Salisbury, Kay Venters, and Connie Lovett; two brothers, Alan Alloway and James Alloway; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Barry Alloway, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 22, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by the Rev. Paul Sisk. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Anchor Baptist Church Building Fund.



Marlene Fehsal, 59, of Midway, widow of John Fehsal, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, after a short illness.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she had also lived in Monsey, N.Y., New York City, and Stony Point, N.Y., before moving to Kentucky in 1988.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Fehsal, Frankfort; a son, John Fehsal Jr., Frankfort; four grandchildren, Donald Isenbek, Lexington, and John James, Jessica, and Jillian Fehsal, all of Frankfort; two sisters, Carol Baron, Imlay City, Mich., and Patricia Lodini, Suffern, N.Y.; several nephews and a niece.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Stained Glass Fund” c/o Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church, 495 Duckers Road, Midway, KY 40347. Visit



James Dudley Finneran, 75, of Nashville, Tenn., husband of Barbara Finneran, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late William Joseph and Bernardine Lannon Finneran and was a graduate of the University of Kentucky.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, James D. Finneran, Douglas Finneran and George Trey Bland III; three daughters, Shelly Harper, Susan Snyder and Debbie Knost; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Powell, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Florence Crockett and Teresa Tanner; and two brothers, William Finneran Jr. and John Finneran, are deceased.

A funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church by the Rev. Ed Steiner, the Rev. Joe McMahon, and the Rev. Jean-Baptiste Kyabuta. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jay Knost, Matt Knost, Ryan Lown, Ryan McDonald, Robert Mullins, and Scott Harper. Honorary bearers will be Jeffrey Montera, Andrew Snyder, Hudson Knost and Gabriel Knost.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Bldg. Fund or Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center. Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Delbert O. Lake, 81, of Ormond Beach, Fla., widower of Dorothy Hedrick Lake, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, at his residence.

He was born on June 4, 1925, in Versailles. His interests included golf, yard work, and all types of gardening.

Survivors include a brother, Gene "Morgan" Snapp, Georgetown; two sons, Jim Sr., Sebring, Fla., and David, Titusville, Fla.; two daughters, Patty Kunkel, Alachua, Fla., and Karla Shepard, St. Paul, Va.; and seven grandchildren, Jimmy, Dustin, Jason, Alex, and Lindsey Kunkel, and Susanna and Gillian Shepard.

A memorial service will be conducted Friday, Sept. 29, at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 548 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach, Fla., by the Rev. Jim Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Tr., Port Orange, FL 32129.

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Jay H. Scribner, 76, of Versailles, widower of Mary Grace Scribner, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006.

Born in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Wayne and Bertilla Scribner. He was retired from the Rand McNally Company and the former owner of Bluegrass Small Engine Repair in Versailles. He was a member of the Rand McNally 25 Year Club and the Versailles Lions Club.

Survivors include three daughters, Laura Smith, Rochester, N.Y., Beth Quigley, Galveston, Texas, and Diane Beaven, Lexington; and four grandchildren, Melissa Smith and Jennifer Smith, Rochester, N.Y., Cara Quigley, Galveston, Texas, and Matthew Beaven, Lexington. Two brothers, Jim Scribner and Lee Bertrand, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at St. Leo Catholic Church. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Tim Beaven, Tom Smith, Jim Pownall, Pat Pownall, Bob Causey, and Rick Arnold. Honorary bearer will be Matthew Beaven. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 301 14th St., Galveston, TX 77550



Thomas Smith “T.S.” Shouse, 91, of Lawrenceburg, widower of Rosie Mae Bodkin Shouse, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at Heritage Hall Health Care Center.

Born May 27, 1915, in Spencer County, he was the son of the late William and Mahalia Sparrow Shouse. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Anderson Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Raymond Shouse, Versailles; two daughters, Carole Carlton, Lawrenceburg, and Lavona Wood, Frankfort; a sister, Evelyn Perry, Harrisonville; eight grandchildren, Glendon Carlton, Deborah Shouse, and Michael Shouse, all of Lexington, John Shouse, Versailles, Teresa Kays and Kathy Bennett, both of Grafenburg, Bradley Kays, and Mark Kays, Frankfort; and 10 great-grandchildren. Six brothers, Arnold, Arthur, Roston, Earldon, Bob, and Edwin Shouse, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 25, at Gash Memorial Chapel by Bro. Vernon Huber and Bro. Kenneth Shouse. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Glendon Carlton, Deborah Shouse, Michael Shouse, John Shouse, Teresa Kays, Bradley Kays, Kathy Bennett, and Mark Kays.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Anderson Christian Church, 1631 U.S. 127 Bypass South, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.



Johnny Slugantz, 81, of Versailles, husband of Faye Woolums Slugantz, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born April 7, 1925, in Lexington, he was the son of the late John and Lora Hamm Slugantz. He was a retired employee of Texas Instruments and a member of Clear Creek Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Johnson, Huntington W.Va., and Janet Patterson, Georgetown; a son, Johnny Slugantz, Lexington; six sisters, Gladys Sutherland, Clara Lewis, Nellie Holland and Myrtle Carl, all of Versailles, Lora Rice, Cynthiana, and Florence Rice, Lexington; two brothers, Tom Slugantz, Versailles, and Kenneth Slugantz, LaGrange; eight grandchildren, Brittney, David, Meghan, Lauren, Jonathan, Will, Emily and Madison.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Lewis Seward. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Fred Lewis, Amos Rice, Tom Slugantz, Larry Sutherland, James Sutherland, and Sam Sutherland Jr.

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Edward Randolph “Randy” Turnbull III, 68, of Lexington, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, following a long battle with cancer.

Born Nov. 22, 1937, he was the son of Edward Randolph “Big Ned” and Margie Crowe Turnbull of Lexington. As a boy, he competed in saddle bred shows throughout Kentucky, excelling in three gaited and five gaited riding classes, equitation, and driving classes. He was a member of the Iroquois Hunt Club. He also enjoyed boating, snow skiing, tennis and was a voracious reader. He was a graduate of Bourbon County High School and the University of Kentucky. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and Delta Sigma Pi, and he rode for UK's "unofficial" polo team. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. In 1959, he pursued a career at the family business, W.T. Sistrunk & Co. His first jobs were loading trucks and unloading box cars. He became president in 1969. In 1979, the company was sold to Wetterau Foods (now SuperValu), where he remained division president and then moved to Wetterau national staff in 1981. He owned and operated several IGA and BuyLow stores in Kentucky and was co-owner of Woodland Park Book Store and later sold antique and rare books on the Internet.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sons, Edward Randolph “Little Ned” Turnbull IV, Tulsa, Okla., Stewart McBryde Turnbull, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Stephen Rice “Steve” Turnbull, Lexington; two daughters, Jenny Turnbull Forgy, Lexington, and Amy Turnbull Clymer, Washington, D.C.; six grandsons, King, Rand, and Sid, Cal, Ben, and Drew; three granddaughters, Jordan and Blakeley Forgy and Mary Ashley Clymer; two brothers, William L. Turnbull, Lexington, and Richard H. Turnbull, Versailles; and many nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Robert “Bob” Searle Turnbull and Charley Crowe Turnbull, are deceased.

A graveside service was conducted Friday, Sept. 22, in the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. Hunter Isaacs. Active and honorary casket bearers were John Morgan, Sonny Wigginton, Hal Steele, Buzzy Nave, Todd Livesay, Jack White, Angel Levas, Paul Hunt Thompson, Chris Turnbull, Chad Turnbull, Cole Arimes and Todd Haagenstad. Milward Funeral Home, Broadway, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.



Mary Dixon Virgin, 100, of Richmond Hill , Ga., widow of Alva Lee "Jack" Virgin, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at the Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Jan. 28, 1906, in Trinity, she was the daughter of Paris E. and Eliza Beard Dixon. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lexington, where she lived for 32 years. She acted as housemother at the Florence Crittenden Home in Lexington for several years.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Virgin Stamper, Versailles, and Evelyn Virgin Penn, Richmond Hill; six grandchildren, Vicki Stamper Riniker, Sheri Stamper Berg, Dr. Charles H. Penn Jr., Lee Dixon Penn, Deborah Penn Hobgood, and James Lawson Penn; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Georgetown Cemetery by the Rev. Billy Ray Jennings. Casket bearers were her grandsons and other family members. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.



Lewis E. Voils, 73, of Versailles, husband of Kathleen Mastin Voils, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at his residence.

The son of the late Benjamin Harrison and Elizabeth Kinney, he was a member of Hillsboro Baptist Church and a retired custodian for Rand McNally.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Nancy Tackett, Lexington; a son, Cecil Voils, Versailles; a sister, Rosemary Keller; three brothers, Charles H. Voils and Thomas J. Voils, both of Winchester, and Clarence "Ted" Voils, Versailles; six grandchildren, David Tackett, Anthony Tackett, Bruce Voils, Benjamin Voils, Cecil Voils Jr. and Moriah Voils; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Anita Tackett, Jordan Alexander Tackett, and Zann Tyler Tackett; a special niece, Jerri Bailey; and many other nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 25, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Frankie Layne. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Rick Bourne, David Tackett, Bruce Voils, Tony Coovert, Josh Brumagen, Paul Bailey II, Ronald Owens, and Allen Voils. Honorary bearers were Denzil Cooper, Harold Voils, Phillip Dotson, Frank Boyd, Ray Tackett, and Alex Voils.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Bluegrass, 205 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Lenora Williams-Graves, 90, of Lexington, wife of Hampton W. Graves, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at Samaritan Hospital.

Born July 3, 1916, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Spencer and Willie Mae Williams. She was a graduate of the old Dunbar High School, a member of the original "Nine Dots and A Dash Social Club," and most recently was a member of the Eldercrafters Club. She worked as a noted seamstress at Galls', Stitch and Nitch, and Kent Clothing Store for many years. She was a member of the Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, and was an active member of the 40 Year Christians Group serving as Treasurer, and was a member of the original Young Adult Choir.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two stepsons and two stepdaughters; and seven cousins, Gwendolyn Emerson, Doretha Love, Janice Washington, Garnett Emerson Jr., Warren Emerson, James Emerson, and Kevin Suter. A sister, Lula Carlysle, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. T.H. Peoples, Jr. Interment was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.



Jean Davis Wheeler, of Lexington, widow of Jack W. Wheeler, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born Oct. 24, 1917,in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Milton M. and Elizabeth Brooks Davis. She was a retired executive secretary with First Security Bank, a graduate of Midway Public Schools, a graduate of Centre College in 1939 and a member of Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a brother, Joe M. Davis, Scott County; 10 nieces and nephews, Milton III, Elizabeth, Janet, Lea, Myles, Dorothy, Mark, Jo Carol, Molly and Kate; and three cousins. A son; Jack W. Wheeler Jr.; and two brothers, Milton Davis Jr. and Bruce B. Davis, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. Mary Reed. Honorary casket bearers were Steele Davis, Richard "Dick" Starks, and Rob Brewer. W.R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Midway Presbyterian Church, 130 North Main Street, Midway, KY 40347.

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