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Versailles, Ky.


 

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September 6, 2001

 

Erma Case

Erma Addison Case, 91, formerly of Lexington, widow of William F. Case, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at her son's home in Sewickley, Pa.

Born Nov. 19, 1909, in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Walker R. and Anne Towles Addison. She was a 1928 graduate of Henry Clay High School, and worked at the old Honeycrust Bakery until the end of World War II. Afterward, she became a homemaker and community volunteer. She was a lifelong member of Arlington Christian Church, where she taught the 3-year-old class, and was a member of Christian Women's Fellowship. She was a member of Church Women United and was awarded lifetime membership in the PTA for her work at Arlington Elementary School. She was also a volunteer for the Salvation Army, where she worked with the annual toy drive and distributing food baskets, and the clothes bank.

Survivors include two sons, Philip Case, Frankfort, and David Case, Sewickley, Pa.; three grandchildren, Clark Case and Lauren Case, Lexington, and Megan Case, Sewickley; a sister, Ann Loraine Gard, Bogalusa, La.; and several nieces and nephews. A son, Allen Case, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Philip W. Case and the Rev. Michael Armstrong. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Arlington Christian Church, Salvation Army of Lexington, or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Alonzo E. Clark

Alonzo E. Clark, 79, Versailles, a retired state highway department employee and former employee of Weisenberger Mill, husband of Christine C. Clark, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at the Lexington Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born in Clark County, he was the son of the late Walter and Bessie Bramble Clark. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Mortonsville United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Annie Bell Roe, Versailles, and Novella Carter, Lexington; and numerous nieces and nephews, including the families of Lula Pettyjohn of Versailles. Five infant children and four sisters, Ida Mae Hansen, Bertha Maloney, Stella Hatfield, and Virginia Wagoner, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Terry Jenkins, Interment will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Josh Pettyjohn, Cliff Pettyjohn, Brandon Pettyjohn, Marty Pullin, Bob Roe, and Hansel Roe. Honorary bearers will be Donald Pettyjohn, Pete Pettyjohn, Freddie Jones, and the McDonald's friends.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 7, at the funeral home.

 

Sister Margaret Higdon

Sister Margaret David Higdon, 91, a long-time resident of Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at the nursing home.

Born in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late David Russell and Ida Margaret Greenwell Higdon. She was a member of the Order of St. Joseph the Worker, and was retired as the director of medical records at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

In addition to many local friends in Versailles, she is survived by several nieces and nephews. Three sisters, Sister Mary Rosalie Higdon, Mrs. Marian H. Doran, and Mrs. Ardath H. Koroll, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at the Taylor Manor Nursing Home Chapel by Fr. Frank Sherry and Fr. Dan Sheehan. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery at Taylor Manor. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. today at the nursing home.

The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Evelyn Huff

Evelyn Kirk Huff, 75, of Versailles, widow of Otis G. Huff, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at her residence.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Margaret Cliff Kirk. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church and a former clerk at Terry's Five and Ten.

Survivors include four daughters, Sherlena Blackburn, Berea, Claudena "Dena" Huff, Versailles, Linda Jones, Versailles, and Phyllis Cook, Lexington; a son, Jerry Huff, Lexington; two sisters, Shelia Maples and Dixie Eldridge, both of Lexington; a brother, Clarence Kirk, Lexington; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Earl Kirk and Shelby Kirk, a sister, Pat Bonta, and a grandchild, Amie Vice, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Byron Jessup. Burial was in Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jeffrey Huff, Tommy Blackburn, Justin Brown, Jason Willis, Mike Young, and Brian Garland. Honorary bearers were Kevin Garland and Gary Spicer.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort KY 40601.

 

Gladys Hutchinson

Gladys Campbell Hutchinson, 88, of Frankfort, widow of John Douglas Sutterlin and William E. Hutchinson, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born in Midway, she was the daughter of the late William Mason and Verna Childers Campbell. She was a member and elder emeritus of First Christian Church, Frankfort, and a past president of its Christian Women's Fellowship. She was a member and former president of the PEO Chapter in Lexington.

Survivors include a son, John Douglas Sutterlin Jr., Frankfort; two daughters, Barbara Ann Wickham, Oxford, Ohio, and Betty Howard, Lexington; a sister, Edith Campbell, Frankfort; eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. A grandson, William Calvin Howard, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at First Christian Church, Frankfort, by Dr. Gary Straub and Dr. John Chenault. Burial was in Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandchildren, John Douglas Sutterlin III, Charles Frederick Sutterlin, Alice Louise Sutterlin, William Gerald Wickham Jr., Timothy Davis Wickham, Rachel Katherine Wickham, Robert E. Howard Jr., and Michael Davis Howard.

Rogers Funeral Home, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church Building Fund or the charity of one's choice.

 

J. Miller Lackey

J. Miller Lackey, 81, of Berea, husband of Louise Redmond Lackey, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.

A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Miller Sr. and Mary Lou West Lackey. He was a retired propane gas distributorship owner , a retired farmer, and a previous owner of Lackey Airport of Madison County. He was a member of Hays Fork Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Maury Lackey, Versailles, and John Miller Lackey III, Frankfort; a sister, Allie Moody, Lexington; two step-sons, Donnie Riddell, Winchester, and James Riddell, Denver, Colo.; and several step -grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Turpin Funeral Home by the Rev. Donnie Lee Riddell and the Rev. Vencent Carman. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery. Casket bearers were Judge Jimmy Chenault, Dr. Stanley Todd, Dr. William Isaacs, Dave Hancock, William Ginter, Doug Chenault, Dr. Doug Jenkins, and Roy Roberts.

 

Lillie Laughlin

Lillie Centers Laughlin, 85, of Versailles, widow of her first husband, Cash Centers, and her second husband, James Laughlin, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, at her home.

Born in Powell County on March 11, 1916, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Ethel Willoughby Neal. She was a homemaker. Before her death she was the oldest living member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Woodford County.

She is survived by four sons, Venard Centers, Nicholasville, and Ralph, Dinzle, and Cash Centers, all of Versailles; two daughters, Garnetta Bunch and Jane Cloyd, both of Versailles; seven grandsons, Michael Ray Centers, Danny Centers, Mark Bunch, Greg Centers, Troy Centers, David Bunch, and Chris Centers; three granddaughters, Melisa McDonald, Shannon Centers, and Becky Davis; three step grandchildren, Terri Cox, David Strange, and Nancy Wilson; seven great-grandchildren, 14 step great-grandchildren, a brother, and numerous nieces and nephews. A daughter, a granddaughter, four sisters, and a brother are deceased.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Jerry Montgomery. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Woodford County. Her grandsons served as casket bearers.

Contributions may be made to the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, c/o Dinzle Centers, 104 Walnut Street, Versailles, Ky. 40383, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele St., Frankfort, Ky. 40601.

 

Joan Urch

Joan Lenore Richards Urch, 64, of Frankfort, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001 at her residence.

Born in Indianapolis, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Ruth Sutter Richards and R. O. Richards III. She was a clerk for the Franklin County Friend of the Court office, where she coordinated child support compliance for 13 years before her retirement.

Survivors include a sister, Randi Jean Richards Meyer, Frankfort; three daughters, Kakie Urch, Lakeside Park, Helen Tanner Cotton, Loveland, Ohio, and Jean Victoria Chick, London, England; a son, Duke T. Urch, Lexington; three aunts, Shirlee Stout, Indianapolis, Jean Penn, Larchmont, N.Y., and Maxine Smith, Rapid City, S.D.; an uncle, Robert Sutter, Perrysburg, Ohio; several nieces and nephews, including Ellen Brown of Versailles, and a number of great nieces and nephews. A brother, R.O. "Dick" Richards III, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Frankfort, by the Rev. Michael Ramler, followed by a private burial in the Frankfort Cemetery.

Donations are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort KY 40601-2744

 

Elmer Wilson

Elmer Lovell Wilson, 85, of Lexington, widower of Dorothy Louise Dunn Wilson, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at his residence.

A native of Lexington, he was the son of the late Jesse P. and Cora Wilson. He was a member of the Lafayette Church of the Nazarene and a retired farmer.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Gary L. Wilson, Lexington; a brother, Chester Wilson, Versailles; and a sister, Hazel Ellingson, Hamilton, Ohio.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by Pastor David L. McCracken. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Elmer Gillis, Phil McFadden, Walter Brown, John Wilson, Don Ellingson, and Ted Lawson.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 1941 Bishop Lane Suite 110, Louisville KY 40218.

 

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