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September 9, 2010



Glenn Bobbitt, 64, of Versailles, husband of Loretta Carroll Bobbitt, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010.

Born Aug. 9, 1946, in Versailles, he was the son of the late William F. and Irene B. Bobbitt. He was a retired chief electrician for the Tyrone Power Plant and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in Vietnam.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jacobie Bobbitt (Josh) Ward, Versailles; a son, Joshua William (Hope) Bobbitt, Versailles; a sister, Dana (Wayne) Lane, Versailles; four grandchildren, Felicity, Jade, and Ellissa Ward, and Connor Bobbitt; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Josh Bobbitt, Josh Ward, Sean Carroll, Justin Carroll, David Lane, Kevin Lane, and Tony Lane.

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Robert Cornelious "Bobby" Clements, 70, of Loretto, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at his residence.

Born Aug. 7, 1940, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Joseph Cornelious "Biscuit" and Mary Alma Nalley Clements. He was a retired employee of General Electric in Louisville. He was a Scoutmaster for many years and former president of the Marion County Handicapped Association. He volunteered for the Concerned Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner project and he drove Hospice Patients to their treatments. He was awarded "Citizen of the Year" by the Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Clements (Venita), Versailles, and Keith Clements, Atlanta, Ga.; three daughters, Beth Birkla (Joe), New Albany, Ind., Rita Clements (Ben Newton), Loretto, and Cathy Shelton, Burton, Mich.; a sister, Mary Lee Price, Lebanon, Ky.; a brother, Billy Ray Clements, Fort Wayne, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Joseph Benedict Clements and Francis Conrad "Connie" Clements, are deceased.

A funeral Mass was conducted Thursday, Sept. 2, at St. Charles Catholic Church, St. Mary’s, Ky. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mattingly Funeral Home, Loretto, was in charge of arrangements.



Kenneth Morton, 72, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at the St. Joseph East Hospital.

Born in Letcher County, he was the son of the late Leonard and Loretta Adams Morton. He was a Letcher County High School and Morehead State University graduate, and was a retired vocational rehabilitation counselor. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite and Oleika Shrine Temple. He also was an avid gardener, entertainer, worked at Keeneland, and enjoyed camping.

Survivors include a sister, Beatrice Morton, Versailles; five brothers, Arvel (Shirley) Morton, Willis Morton, and Ottis Morton, all of Versailles, and Wallace (Shirley) Morton and Bobby (Rose) Morton, both of Rineyville; his companion, Bonnie Collins, Lexington; her sons, Stevie Collins, Winchester, and Ash Collins, Lexington; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Four brothers, Paul, Noah, Aster, and Virgil; and three sisters, Sadie, Mabel, and Ruby, are deceased.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, Sept. 4, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, by Ravaughn Griffith. A Masonic service followed.

Contributions are suggested to the Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY. 40502, or the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY. 40504.



L. Glen Neikirk, 91, of Somerset, widower of Mary Virginia Snyder Neikirk, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital following a short illness.

He retired after 45 years as the Somerset District Manager for Commonwealth Life Insurance Company. He won several top awards from Commonwealth and was selected by the Association of Insurance Agents in 1985 as the State of Kentucky Agent of the Year. He served as president of the United Way, Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Foundation. He was the founder and a charter member of the Pleasant Hill Water District, and was chairman of the board for 35 years. He was active in Republican politics. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy as quartermaster aboard LCI 489 on D-Day in the invasion of Normandy. After the invasion, he was sent to the Naval Officer’s School at Columbia University in New York City and was granted a commission as an ensign and assigned to serve on the Battleship USS Wisconsin in the Pacific Theater from whose deck he observed the surrender of the Japan in Tokyo Bay. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Fred Neikirk, Somerset, Lloyd (Brenda) Neikirk, Nicholasville, and Bill (Linda) Neikirk, Somerset; nine grandchildren, Carrie (Todd) Barshaw, Saginaw, Mich., Lee Neikirk, Somerset, Rachel (Jeff) Axon, Frankfort, Courtney Neikirk, Midway, Tasha Graham Neikirk, Nicholasville, Holly (Jeremy) Lankster, Lexington, SPC 4 Rusty Neikirk, Fort Hood, Texas, Randy Neikirk, Somerset, and Matthew (Holly) Neikirk, Somerset; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Bob Neikirk; and a sister, Lena Neikirk, Somerset. Four brothers; Homer, Roy, Ray, and Russell Neikirk, and a sister, Lucille Quiggens, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 4. Burial was in the Bishop Cemetery. A military service was conducted by American Legion Post 38. Pulaski Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Donations be made to the Bishop Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 814, Somerset, KY 42502.



Clarence "Buck" Rankin Sr., 71, of Lexington, husband of Shirley Rankin, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Stonewall and Ollie Mae Rankin. He retired after 27 years with National Linen Service, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of First Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Greg (Gerri) Rankin, Dallas, Texas, and Clarence Rankin Jr., Lexington; a daughter, Tammy Rankin, Lexington; a granddaughter, Sophia Rankin, Dallas, Texas; and four sisters, Mary Brown, Lexington, Virginia (Paul) Blanton, Winchester, Dorothy (Jack) Hall, Versailles, and Mildred (Richard) Lansaw, Nicholasville. Two brothers and six sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were Paul Blanton, Jack Hall, Richard Lansaw, Bill Holder, Raymond Holder, Russell Holder, and Bob Shipp. Honorary bearers were Joey Patton, J.C. Chambers, Bob Feeback, and Jerry Brumley.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.


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