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Versailles, Ky.


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September 29, 2011



Phyllis Razor Arnett, 74, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla.

A Woodford County native, she was the daughter of the late Roland Curtis Razor and Thelma Davis Razor of Versailles.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Roland Van Pelt (Joy) and John Carroll Arnett, both of Lexington; a daughter, Jennifer Combs Wick (Michael), Marina Del Ray, Calif.; three grandchildren, Angela Van Pelt Wasik (Tim), Lexington, and Caiden Michael and Hannah Rose Wick, Marina Del Ray, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren, Lance McRay, Jackson Kane, and Brady Davis Wasik, all of Lexington.

A memorial Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Cathedral of Christ The King in Lexington.



Henry F. Bowles, 82, of Nicholasville, widower of Ina Bowles, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

A native of Jessamine County, he was born April 12, 1929, the son of the late Roy and Ola Montgomery Bowles. He was a graduate of Nicholasville High School and a longtime farmer in Woodford County. He was a member of Clover Bottom Baptist Church. He and his late wife enjoyed trips to Virginia Beach, Myrtle Beach and the Smoky Mountains.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Isaacs and Patty Stocker (Ralph); seven grandchildren, Michelle Lang (Scott), Mindy Conrad (Chuck), Anthony Duggins (Jackie), Jennifer Perry (Tommy), Beth Day (Ricky), Joshua Houpe (Sarah), and Shannon Collins (Dave); 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Judy Leslie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Six brothers, Eslie, Herman, Oscar, Jim, Russell, and Buster Bowles; and a sister, Bessie Lane, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 26, at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home, Nicholasville. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Anthony Duggins, Tommy Perry, Joshua Houp, Chuck Conrad, Dave Collins, Ricky Day, and Scott Lang. Honorary bearers were Dick and Mike Chapman, Roger and Carl Patterson, Roy Parrot, Ray Motley, and Jimmy Duff.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the American Cancer Society.



Virginia May Taylor Glass, 91, of Georgetown, widow of Marvin "Slim" Glass, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.

Born Dec. 2, 1919, in Somerset, she was the daughter of the late Float Valando and May Mackey Taylor. She was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where she received her bachelorís degree in home economics. She taught at Stamping Ground High School and retired from the Veterans Hospital as a registered dietitian. She was a member of Gano Baptist Church in Georgetown and Glenís Creek Baptist Church in Versailles.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol (Lonnie) Brown; a granddaughter, Sasha Williams; two grandsons, Christopher Williams and Nicholas Williams; and a sister, Martha Lanier. A sister, Mary Wallace, and two brothers, Illus Taylor and Valando Taylor, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Johnsonís Funeral Home, Georgetown, by Harry Hargis and Justin Rader. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Christopher Williams, Nicholas Williams, Ralph Wallace, Roger Wallace, David B. Glass, Dusty Glass, and Dale Allen Glass.

Contributions may be made to the Lottie Moon Missions, c/o Glenís Creek Baptist Church, 4678 Steele Pike, Versailles, KY 40383, or Gano Baptist Church, 212 Bevins Lane, Georgetown, KY 40324.



Daisy M. Kackley, 84, of Versailles, widow of Floyd Kackley Sr., died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.

Born April 25, 1927, in Rockcastle County, she was the daughter of the late William and Susan Hubbard Miller. She retired from the VA Hospital after 35 years of service and was a member of Porter Memorial Baptist Joy II Class.

Survivors include a son, Floyd Kackley Jr.; three daughters, Sandy Easley, Kathy (Terry) Jones, and Sharon Flores; a sister, Bea Fields; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Four sisters and three brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.



Elizabeth Heathman Standiford, 94, of Lexington, widow of Charles F. Standiford, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the St. Joseph Hospital East.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Pearl Houp Heathman. She was a retired model and buyer for Embryís of Lexington. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Alma Walker, Lexington; two grandchildren, Mike Standiford, Seattle, Wash., and Elizabeth Standiford, Littleton, Colo.; and a sister-in-law, Mary Lois Heathman, Versailles. A son, Gary Standiford; and three brothers, Tom Heathman, Mike Heathman, and William J. "Bud" Heathman, are deceased.

There will be no visitation or services. Interment will be held today, Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Childrenís Hospital.

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Rebecca Cunningham Van Meter, of Lexington, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Richmond Place.

Born in 1910 in Lexington, she was the daughter of Pauline Hardin and Solomon Lee Van Meter. She attended primary school in Lexington, Margaret Hall School in Versailles, and the University of Kentucky, from which she graduated in 1932. At UK she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and after graduating she worked in the sororityís national office in Columbus, Ohio. She returned to UK in 1939 to become social director at the Student Union Building. In 1943 she joined the American Red Cross and served in U.S. Naval hospitals in New Zealand and New Caledonia. After World War II she returned to Lexington, where she was secretary to the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington and to the clergy and parishioners of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. In 1975 she became the director of Ashland Terrace and also served on its board of managers.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements will be made for a memorial service to be held in October.



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