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September 8, 2011



Delphia Fredericka "Sister" Bumbrey Anderson, of Lexington, widow of Nathaniel "Bates" Anderson, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011.

She was a member of Consolidated Baptist Church and retired from Cardinal Hill Hospital.

Survivors include three children, James (Artie) Atkins Jr., Danville, Charles (Nanette) Atkins, Lexington, and Lee (DeAnna) Atkins, Versailles; four sisters, Nancy Jackson, Cora Green, Alberta (Les) Henderson, and Mary Head; a brother, Joseph (Frances) Bumbrey; and several generations of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Two children, George "Buck" and Emma Lee Atkins, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Consolidated Baptist Church, Lexington. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Friday. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.



Frank Boyd, 69, of Versailles, widower of Ruby Williams Boyd, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late John "Red" and Lilly Mae Richardson Boyd. He was a retired 42-year employee of Rand McNally & Co. and was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church in Lexington.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly (Thomas) Perkins, Versailles; a son, Mike Boyd, Versailles; three sisters, Shirley Crigger and Dorothy Gillespie, Versailles, and Louise (Raybell) Adams, Maryland; and a grandson, Joshua Perkins. A sister, Carolyn Boyd, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 3, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Ron Callahan. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Raybell Adams, Shane Neal, Joshua Perkins, Chris Williams, Richard Lee Williams, and L.T. "Pete" Williams. Honorary bearers were Kip Gillespie, Jimmy Alexander, Richard Williams, Geoffrey Reid, and John Parker.

Donations are suggested to the Grace Fellowship Church, 4514 Briar Hill Road, Lexington, KY 40516.

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James Roy Evans, 94, of Versailles, husband of Sylvia Vanover Evans, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Johnce and Mallissa Ann Bell Evans. A retired farmer, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Glennís Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Pat (Melvin) Sutherland, Versailles, and Gail (Don) Southworth, Lawrenceburg; three sons, John Evans, Versailles, Marshall Evans, Frankfort, and Perry Lee Richardson, Casey County; a sister, Clara Evans, of Liberty; 22 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Two sons, Leroy and Jimmy Evans; two sisters, Christine Shell and Rena Richardson; and two brothers, Kenneth and Franklin Evans, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Justin Rader. Military honors and burial were held at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Adam Evans, David Evans, Ricky Reynolds Jr., Donald Evans, Frank "Dink" Evans, and Tim Evans.

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Scott Harper, 64, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Juanita Day Harper, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011.

Born Dec. 16, 1946, in Warren, Pa., he was the son of Oma Brawner of Frankfort and the late Thomas Nelson Harper. He was the lead helicopter mechanic for Petroleum Helicopters. He was also active in veterans affairs and POW-MIA affairs, and was a Patriot Guard.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two children, Troy Scott Harper and Stephen Scott Harper, both of Lawrenceburg; three stepchildren, James Day, Georgetown, Patty Morgan, Versailles, and Thomas Day, Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Brenda Williamson and Donna Penrose; five brothers, Tommy Harper Jr., Gregory Harper, Eddie Harper, Sammy Brawner, and Roy Brawner; 10 grandchildren, Tiffany Harper, Michael Harper, Emily Day, Wesley Day, Mary Beth Day, Matthew Day, Aric Day, Courtney Morgan, Allie Morgan, and Kylie Morgan; and three great-grandchildren, Cayden, Cayleigh, and Cayla Cates.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Healing in Lawrenceburg.

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Betty Lee Evans Morrison, 72, of Richmond, widow of Woodrow Jackson Morrison, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.

Born Sept. 6, 1938, in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Non and Viola Martin Evans. She attended the church her son pastors in Fort Knox, the Guston Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Woodrow J. Morrison, Richmond; a daughter, Regenia Roethler, Natural Bridge, Va.; three brothers, Non Evans Jr., Reuben Evans, and David Evans; a sister, Sylvia Garrett; and two grandsons, Josiah and Jeremiah Morrison. A daughter, Carol Yvonne Morrison, and a sister, Lorraine Waters, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Richmond. Burial was in the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Lexington. Casket bearers were Josiah Morrison, Jeremiah Morrison, Luke Poynter, Ethan Jones, Chris Howard, and Jedidiah Hetrick. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, Richmond, was in charge of arrangements.



Harry Edward Owen, 81, of Lexington, husband of Roberta Pile Owen, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at his home.

Born in Paducah, he was the son of the late Harry Kibby Owen and Ethel Bales Owen. He attended the McCracken County Public Schools graduating from Reidland High School. After a short time at Murray State University he joined the U.S. Navy where he served aboard the USS Los Angeles during the Korean War. He entered the University of Kentucky on the GI Bill where he received a bachelorís degree in education and a masterís degree in education administration. He taught physical education for one year in the Cincinnati Public Schools before returning to Lexington. He taught physical education and special education in the former Lexington City School System at Lexington Junior High School. He became the principal of Pisgah Elementary School, and then a supervisor and the acting superintendent of the Woodford County School System. He also held various administrative positions in Fayette, Franklin and Clark counties. After retiring, he spent the next seven years in the University of Kentucky Teacher Education Program. Through Western Kentucky University, he helped implement the Career Ladder Program and the Council on School Performance Standards. During his final years in education he worked at the State Department of Education, assisting with the establishment of the Regional Service Centers and implementation of KERA. When he retired, he became a member of the Standardized Patient Program at the University of Kentucky. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

In addition to wife of 52 years, he is survived by a son, Stuart Edward Owen, Owenton; a daughter, Sheila (Jeff) McIntosh, Lexington; two granddaughters, Keene and Sydney McIntosh; two sisters, Barbara (Jim) Criswell, Lexington, and Mary Lou Walston, Paducah; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

There was no visitation. A private graveside service will be held in the Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or the charity of oneís choice.



Danny Traugott, 31, of Versailles, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011.

Born Feb. 28, 1980, in Woodford County, he was the son of Dorothy OíNeal, Versailles, and Roy Traugott, Shelbyville.

In addition to his parents, his is survived by three sons, Jordan, Jacob, and Jalen Traugott, all of Harrodsburg; a sister, Rhonda Traugott, Versailles; two brothers, George Matthew Roberts, Bagdad, and James Michael Roberts, Lawrenceburg; his paternal grandmother, Susie Traugott, Versailles; and his companion, Abby James. A brother, Baby Boy Traugott, and his stepmother, Millie Sallee Traugott, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 2, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Pastor Kearny Bouchard. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Gary Lewis, James Moore, Brandon Bishop, Steve Littrell, and Warren Wilson.

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Elizabeth Mae Kincaid Shanklin, 93, of Versailles, widow of Thomas Jesse "T.J." Shanklin Jr., died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at her home.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Omer Hubert and Emma Davis Kincaid and was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Marie Wilkins, Nicholasville, Mary Currens and Verna (John) Stokley, Lexington, and Jeanne Hose, Versailles; six sons, Charles (Iva Jane) Currens and Robert Shanklin, Versailles, Tommy (Delores) Currens, Henry Currens, Thomas Jesse Shanklin III, and Harvey (Viola) Shanklin, Lexington; a sister, Mary Shanklin, Versailles; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. A sister, Frances French; three brothers, Charles Edward Kincaid, Omer David Kincaid, and Raymond Lewis Kincaid; two sons, Billy Currens and Wayne Shanklin; and a grandson, Bobby Gene Wilkins, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 3, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Burial will be at Ebenezer Cemetery, Jessamine County.

Memorials are suggested to the Ebenezer Cemetery Association, 1661 Chandler Lane, Lexington, KY 40504.

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