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September 5, 2002

 

Dinsmore

Mitchell Kyle Dinsmore, 37, of Montgomery County, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Bath County.

A native of Clark County, he was the son of Harry V. and Mary Lou Mitchell Dinsmore, Winchester. He was an employee of Damon’s of Lexington and a member of the Central Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two aunts, Sheila Hollin, Versailles, and Peggy Brown, Indianapolis, Ind.; and an uncle, Eddie Mitchell, Corbin.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at the Scobee Funeral Home by Dr. Art Beasley, the Rev. Dennis Wainwright, and Doug Oliver. Committal services were held in the Resthaven Cemetery, Corbin, by the Rev. Roy Mitchell. Casket bearers were Barry Omohundro, Lee. P. Kerr, Jeff Crosby, Mike Edwards, Shannon Stone, Ralph Payne Jr., Paul Peterson, Neild Hollin, Patrick Hollin, John Johnson, Eugene “Chip” Culton IV, and David Culton.

Contributions may be made to the Central Baptist Church building fund, 101 West Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY 40391, or the Jeffersonville Baptist Church, Jeffersonville, KY 40337.

 

Duvall

Joanne Clark Duvall, 71, of Versailles, widow of Albert Duvall, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late David C. and Frances Jordan Clark. She was a bookkeeper and employee of the Woodford County Library.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Duvall Osborne, Versailles; a stepson, Albert R. Duvall Jr., Pascagoula, Miss.; a brother, Thomas J. Clark, Newbury, Mass.; and two grandchildren, M. Kane Yeary and Lauren E. Crisp, both of Versailles.

Services were conducted Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Sharon Fields. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or to the Woodford County Library.

 

Hillard

Hazel Spurgeon Hillard, 91, of Crestwood, widow of Clarence Hillard, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002.

A native of Woodford County, she was a member of Harrods Creek Baptist Church and the Brownsboro Community Center.

Survivors include two sons, Robert L. and Rodney G. Hillard; a daughter, Diane Hillard; foster children Eddie Huff and Sherry Warren; a niece, Janell Klingenfus; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine step-great grandchildren; and seven step-great-great grandchildren. A son, Tommy Hillard, is deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Stoess Funeral Home, Crestwood. Burial was in Harrods Creek Cemetery.

 

Kirby

Grace Kirby, 96, of Lexington, widow of W.T. “Bill” Kirby, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Nicholasville, she was the daughter of the late Nim and Susie Higgins Sparks. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Matrons Sunday school class.

Survivors include a brother, Oscar Sparks, Lexington; two nephews, the Rev. Wayne Sparks, Cynthiana, and Bob Sparks, Mansfield, Ohio; three nieces, Sharon Winkle and Karen Bruins, both of Lexington, and Margarette Semones, Versailles; and several great nieces and nephews. Three sisters, Mary Anna Wathen, Louise Blackburn, and Mabel Hager; and two brothers, Wilgus Sparks and Irvin Sparks, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Mark Bruins, David Winkle, David Sparks, John Mark Bruins, Nicholas Bruins, and Greg Herriford.

Memorial contributions may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, 1015 North Limestone, Lexington, KY 40505, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

McDonald

Ron W. McDonald, 57, of Versailles, husband of Carolyn Hippe McDonald, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at his residence of brain cancer.

Born June 13, 1945, in Franklin County, he was the son of Jessie Clifton and Lucille Risk McDonald of Woodford County. He was the owner/operator of McDonald Builders, a farm developer, and the owner of Hidden Springs Farm, Versailles. He was a member of the Woodford Community Christian Church, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Club, and the Woodford County Farm Bureau. He was a retired U.S. Army Reserve veteran, having served as a drill sergeant during the Vietnam War era.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a son, Mark Wayne McDonald, Versailles; a daughter, Jennifer Crowe, Versailles; a niece/daughter, Cindy McDonald, Versailles; two grandchildren, William Carter and John Nicholas Crowe; five sisters, Patricia Faulconer, Georgetown, Wanda Wright, Woodford County, Sharon Botkins, Frankfort, Linda Goodlett, Woodford County, and Judy Shryock, Texas; three brothers, Clifton “Kippy” McDonald Jr., Gary McDonald, and Keith McDonald; and 13 nieces and nephews. A sister, Shelby Atkinson, and his grandparents, Jesse and Pauline McDonald, and Bill and Ollie Risk, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at the Woodford Community Christian Church by the Rev. Randy Nation. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mark McDonald, Travis Brown, Brent Neal, Kevin McDonald, Brian McDonald, Scott Goodlett, Adam McDonald, and Wayne Wright. Honorary bearers were Raymond Hippe, Billy Wright, Jacky Brown, George Perry, Lonnie Webster, Marvin Cantwell, and Tom Thornberry.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Community Christian Church building fund, 115 Paddock Place, Versailles, KY 40383, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County Chapter, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Clark-Sunset Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Moberly

Oscar Moberly Sr., 80, of Lexington, widower of Martha Louise Wood Moberly, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at his residence.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late William T. and Helen Howard Moberly. He was a member of the Liberty Road Community Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a retired self-employed construction backhoe worker.

Survivors include three sons, Oscar Paul Moberly Jr., Cynthiana, Robert E. Moberly, Lexington, and Rodney D. Moberly, Richmond; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by the Rev. Tony Cooper. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Beto Terrazas, Rodney Moberly, Oscar Paul Moberly Jr., Terry Moberly, Robert Moberly, Tim Thornsberry, Gary Rupard, and Wayne Fugate.

 

Montgomery

Don A. Montgomery, 70, of Austin, Texas, husband of Jeannine Stipp Montgomery, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, of complications from emphysema.

Born Oct. 15, 1931, in Versailles, he was the son of the late Mildred and Oscar Montgomery. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving on the DD Lyman K. Swensen, and fighting in the Battle of Inchon. He graduate from St. Edward’s University with an associate’s degree in accounting, and moved with his family to Austin in 1967 to work for IBM. He retired from IBM in 1991 after 34 years of service.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Keith Montgomery, Pacific Grove, Calif., and Glenn Montgomery, Irving, Texas; three daughters, Gina Frank, Los Gatos, Calif., Cynthia Barker, Wallis, Texas, and Leah Kelly, Austin; five grandchildren, Brandon, Dillon, and Kyndall, of Irving, Texas, and Kody and Colton of Wallis, Texas; and two brothers, Gary Montgomery and Jack Montgomery of Versailles.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Interment was at Cook-Walden Memorial Hill.

Donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

 

Padgett

Dorothy Alice Harp Padgett, 84, of Versailles, widow of Bradford S. Padgett Sr., died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Bradford Square Nursing Home, Frankfort.

She was one of nine children of the late James Andrew and Ida Bell Franklin Harp. She was a longtime member of the Versailles First Christian Church, and had been a Sunday school teacher. She had held leadership roles for many years in the Parent Teacher Association at both local and state levels.

Survivors include five children, Wanda Lee Dutton, Versailles, Alice Faye Dawson, Frankfort, Jane Sharon Dozier, Versailles, Beverly Frances Redmon, Frankfort, and Bradford "Stony" Padgett Jr., Versailles; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Gladys Stokes, Georgetown, and Emma Lee Harp, Lexington. A son, Jerry Francis Padgett, five sisters, and one brother, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Interment was at the Old Union Christian Church Cemetery, Fayette County. Grandchildren served as casket bearers.

Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association.

 

Reed

Joanna Bowles Reed, 68, of Lexington, widow of Robert Dean Reed, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Lakeland City, Ohio, and raised in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Myrtle Wagoner Bowles. She was a graduate of Midway High School and Transylvania University, and received her master’s degree from the University of Kentucky. She was a member, past secretary, and honorary president of the Transylvania Women’s Club, and a member of the Phi Mu, Phi Beta, and Speech and Drama fraternities. She was a retired Woodford County teacher and a recipient of the Woodford County and Kentucky Teacher of the Year recognitions. She attended Crestwood Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Robert Dean Reed II, Lexington; and a daughter, Kathryn Reed Johnson, Lexington.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road by the Rev. Carl Wagoner and the Rev. Bill McDonald. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Russell Blair, Todd Murphy, Chuck Frazier, David Hilen, Robert Speaks, and Scott Robey. Honorary casket bearer was Pat Hall.

Contributions are suggested to the Lexington Humane Society, 1500 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504; Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504; or the American Cancer Society, 160 Moore Drive, Lexington, KY 40503.

 

Wilson

Dwight Vincent Wilson, 38, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002.

He was a teacher, social worker, counselor, and writer. A graduate of Transylvania University, he did post-graduate studies at the University of Kentucky. He participated in Alcoholics Anonymous, volunteered as a tutor for the adult GED program, and led Bible study groups. He was a member of the Newman Center Catholic Church, and his interests included karate, parachuting, books, writing, horticulture, animals, and nature.

Survivors include his parents, Connie and Dave Wilson; two brothers, Warren Wilson, New York, N.Y., and Wayne Wilson, Versailles; three nieces, Kelly, Lindsey, and Melissa Wilson, all of Versailles; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at the Newman Center by the Rev. Tom Ferrell. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Warren, Wayne, and Paul Wilson, Bill Jones, Eric Durbin, and Dr. Dreux Dwyer.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Newman Center, 320 Rose Lane, Lexington, KY 40508, or The Hope Center, 360 Loudon Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508.

 

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