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Versailles, Ky.


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September 9, 2004



Ollie M. Foster, 87, of Lexington, widow of Hozie Foster, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at Pine Meadows Health Care Center after a lengthy illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Suzie and George Blanchard. She was a longtime member of Consolidated Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy McAfee, Glenda and Sherry Foster; a granddaughter, Nicole Foster; two sisters, Mary Brown, Lexington, and Pearl Williams, Cincinnati; and numerous nieces and nephews. Two sisters, two brothers and a son, Robert Harrod, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at Consolidated Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Gaines. Smith & Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Paul B. Hiler, 85, of Lexington, husband of Nellie Gillespie Hiler, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at his residence.

Born in Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Abner Cleveland and Mary Ruth Frodge Hiler. He was a retired salesman with VanDeren Hardware and Price Hardware and a former employee of the Lexington Transit Company and the L&N Railroad. He was a member of Southland Christian Church, where he was a member of the COD Sunday school class, Primetimers/senior adults. He enjoyed cooking, fishing and golf, and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mary McDowell, Lexington; a brother, Paul B. "Benny" Hiler Jr., Lexington; a sister, Eleanor Ruth Hiler, Lexington; three brothers, Omar Hiler, Lexington, Abner Hiler Jr., Versailles, and John Hiler, Okeechobee, Fla.; four grandchildren, Edwina Thurman, Russell "Rusty" Hiler, Gregory Hiler, and Mary Beth Hiler; six great grandchildren, Anthony, Alex, Andrew, and Adam Thurman, Alison and Lindsey Hiler, all of Lexington. Three brothers, Kenneth Hiler, Clarence Hiler, and William Henry Hiler, and two sisters, Virginia Hiler and Julia Lee Hiler, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by the Rev. Garrett Stephens and the Rev. Joe Wright. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tommy Rayburn, David Wright, Robert Gillespie Jr., Kenneth Hiler Jr., John Thomas Hiler, Wayne Hiler, Brian Hiler, Frank Gillespie, Jimmy Wright, and Larry Keith Hiler. Honorary bearers were the members of the COD Sunday school class.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.



Charles W. Smith, 80, of Lexington, husband of Stella Winkfield-Smith, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Maude Smith. He was a World War II Veteran and retired employee of Eastern State Hospital. He was a member of Historic Pleasant Green Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived two sons, William Douglas Smith, Versailles, and Michael Smith, Lexington; two daughters, Shirley Ann Smith Konnateh, Houston, Texas, and Charlene Taylor, Nicholasville; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a niece, Mae S. Cleveland, Lexington; a great niece, Cheryl Rankins, Lexington; and numerous other relatives. Four brothers, Garland, John, Louis Nick, and Ervin Smith, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at Historic Pleasant Green Baptist Church by the Rev. T. H. Peoples Jr. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. until time of services. Burial will be Friday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. at Camp Nelson Cemetery. John T. Hawkins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.




Dorothy Spencer, 82, of Frankfort, widow of Richard Spencer, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at her residence.

A native of Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Rosie Parrish Hockensmith. She was a retired seamstress with Barrett’s Sewing Factory in Midway.

Survivors include a daughter, Dottie Spencer Sorrell, Frankfort; a son, Donald Spencer, Georgetown; three sisters, Adele Craig, Frankfort, Louise Cubert, Lawrenceburg, and Beulah Sorrell, Frankfort; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. A son, Mickey Spencer; two sisters, Vicie Parker and May Cornish; and five brothers, Onie, Carl, Russell, Willard, and Harold Hockensmith, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, by the Rev. Vernon Carpenter. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Daryl, Terry, Michael, Adam, Daniel, and Joey Spencer. Honorary bearers were Madonna Pilcher, Crystal Fitzgerald, Pam Fitzgerald, Karla Downey, Sondra Marshall, and Teresa Payne.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.


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