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September 5, 2013



Dr. Joe Thomas Broderson, MD, 66, of Lexington, husband of Barbara Johnson Broderson, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at his home.

Born in Franklin, he was the son of the late Louis Henry and Lucy Mae Broderson. A graduate of the UK College of Medicine, Asbury Theological Seminary and Duke University, he practiced Christian psychiatry in Central Kentucky. He enjoyed playing Rook, collecting coins and guns, and was an avid UK basketball fan.

In addition to his wife of 37 years, he is survived by three daughters, Stephanie Joy Hosley (Justin), Versailles, Sarah Elizabeth Graddy (Hawthorne), Raleigh, N.C., and Caitlin Christine Broderson, Versailles; two brothers, John Paul Broderson, MD (Marcey), Frankfort, and Alvin Benton Broderson, Ph.D. (Ann), Lexington; and two grandchildren, Maggie and Oliver. A brother, Richard Lee Broderson, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 5, at Milward-Southland, 391 Southland Drive, Lexington. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Assurance Care Center, 1517 Nicholasville Road, Suite 403, Lexington, KY 40503, or Kentucky Wounded Warriors Program, 128 E. Reynolds Rd, Suite 201, Lexington, KY 40517.

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Elsie Anderson Cox, 80, of Harrodsburg, widow of Earl T. Cox, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.

Born in Clark County, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Louise Anderson. She was a former CSR Tech for the St. Joseph Hospital.

Survivors, include a son, Michael (Vivian) Cox, Harrodsburg; a brother, William Snowden, Georgetown; three grandchildren, Joanah Welch, Richmond, Michael L. Cox, Harrodsburg, and Matthew A. Cox, Lexington; and three great-grandchildren, Aaron Welch, Harrodsburg, Aria Cox, Michigan, and Kyzer Welch, Berea.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon today, Thursday, Sept. 5, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at noon today by Pastor DeWayne Walker. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. today in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County. Casket bearers will be Michael Lee Cox, Matthew A. Cox, Aaron Welch, Roger Walker, Earl Anderson, and Michael Cox.

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Walter Howard Elmore Sr., 64, of Lawrenceburg, died Friday, Aug. 30. 2103, at his home.

Born in Clendenin, W.Va., he was the son of the late Arthur and Thelma Haynes Elmore. He was a retired automotive industry employee, a U.S. Army veteran, enjoyed fishing, and attended the Alton Christian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Angela Gordon (fiancé Nathan Bates), Lawrenceburg, and Holly Elmore, Roseville, Mich.; three grandchildren, Madison Hamel, Courtney Gordon, and Jason Gordon Jr.; three sisters, Shirley Snodgrass, Georgia Sutton, and Leann Naylor, all of West Virginia; a brother, Holly Elmore, West Virginia; and numerous other relatives. A son, Walter Howard Elmore Jr.; three sisters, Margie Phillips, Lucille Carpenter, and Beatrice Smith; and three brothers, Irvin Elmore, Opal Elmore, and Jack Hammond, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Noal Cotton. Burial with military honors was at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Nathan Bates, Jack Carlson, Seth Larson, Jim Rice, Ron Rice, and Gary Fisher.

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Aaron Hamblin, 70, of Versailles, husband of Linda K. Hamblin, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born Oct. 20, 1942, at Krypton in Perry County, he was the eldest of nine children of the late Walter and Ruby Milam Hamblin. He graduated from Buckhorn High School in 1960, Caney Creek (Alice Lloyd) College in 1962, and earned his degree from the University of Michigan Dearborn in 1992. He served in the U.S. Air Force for two years and was honorably discharged in 1964, at which time he returned to Eastern Kentucky to care for his newly widowed mother and five siblings still at home. He later returned to Michigan to work for Chrysler Corporation and retired in 1999. He was married to Linda Wooten on June 28, 1970. In 2001, he and Linda settled in Versailles, where he became a member and deacon at Versailles Baptist Church and sang in the church choir. He was an active member and president of the Woodford Habitat for Humanity.

In addition to his wife of 43 years, he is survived by a daughter, Dawn M. (Dr. Benjamin) Ramirez, of Flint, Mich.; a son, Darren A. Hamblin, Louisville; three grandchildren, Andrew B. Ramirez, Flint, Mich., Benjamin F. (Stephanie) Ramirez, Grand Blanc, Mich., and Nicolas F. Ramirez, Ypsilanti, Mich.; two great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Noah Ramirez; three sisters, Irma (Doyle) Loudin, Dayton, Ohio, Martha (Don) Hargis, Lexington, and Myrtle (Cisco) Fugate, Chavies; four brothers, Ader (Ruth) Hamblin, Hyden, Amos (Deb) Hamblin, Chavies, A.J. (Pat) Hamblin, Krypton, and Devon (Donna) Hamblin, Nicholasville; 11 nieces and nephews; 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; and three great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. A sister, Margaret Hamblin, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 2, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was at the Milam Cemetery in Perry County.Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 73, Versailles, KY 40383, or to the Versailles Baptist Church sanctuary renovation fund, 125 E. Green Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Marie Turner Hunter, 87, of Versailles, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Reuben H. and Myrtle Delila McAllister Turner. A real estate property owner and manager, she was a longtime member of Woodford Community Christian Church, a former employee of Suburban Sports Wear in Frankfort, and a former Texas Instruments supervisor. She was a former member and Woman of the Year of the Frankfort Woman’s Club.

Survivors include three daughters, Donna Bobbitt and Patsy Bobbitt, both of Versailles, and Mary Delila Mahan, Georgetown; a son, Tony (Judy) Bobbitt, Versailles; two brothers, William Turner, Florida, and Reuben H. (Ginny) Turner, Paris; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. A sister, Thelma Clifton; two brothers, Forrest Turner Sr. and Elmer Turner; and two grandchildren, Linda Witman and Kristy Southworth, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 30, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Ron Camblin and the Rev. Randy Nation. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Brandon Bobbitt, Scott Bobbitt, Danny Way, Jerry Slone, Bill Witman, and Johnny Ferguson.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, or a charity of one’s choice.

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Frances Montgomery Reynolds, 97, of Versailles, widow of Chester Reynolds, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.

Born in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late William and Naldie Montgomery. She was a bookkeeper at the Ephraim McDowell House and was a charter member of Rosemont Baptist and Brookside Baptist churches.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna (Ron) McGohon, Versailles; two granddaughters, Cara (Lee) Meadows, Frankfort, and Christa (Nate) Barrett, North Carolina; a great-granddaughter, Lauren Meadows; and a sister-in-law, Hazel Sullivan, Lexington.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Brookside Baptist Church in Nicholasville by the Rev. Dewayne Brewer. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bobby Milburn, Kent Reynolds, Jim Johnson, Mike Sullivan, Carl Magee, Bill Royalty, Lee Meadows, and Nate Barrett. Honorary bearers were Eddie Pullins, Ernest Cruse, and David Cruse. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Brookside Baptist Church in Nicholasville and Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles.

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Lillian E. Springate, 86, of Versailles, wife of William O. Springate, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Mary Ward Eaves. She was a graduate of Versailles High School, a former clerk for the Department of Revenue, and bookkeeper of the former Wilson Drug Store.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, James (Sherrie) Springate, Versailles; a daughter, Jenny (Keith) Jones, Ft. Thomas; two sisters, Sally Miller, Columbus, Ohio, and Hettie Moore, Lexington; and five grandchildren, James Springate II, Madeline Springate, McKenzie Armstrong, Elizabeth Allin Springate, and Jane Ellen Jones.

Graveside funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the Versailles Cemetery by John Brandon.

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