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August 15, 2002



Teresa Carol Griffith, 54, of Midway, wife of Emmett Griffith, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Thomas and Betty Shearer.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Brian Scott Griffith and Jeff Griffith, both of Lexington; a sister, Raye Donna Meredith, Lexington; three grandchildren, Jae Griffith, Devon Griffith, and Tony Griffith; and two nephews, Todd Hensley and Richard Hensley, both of Lexington.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by the Rev. T.A. Preston. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jeff Griffith, Scott Griffith, Brian Lunsford, Todd Hensley, David Griffith, and Roger Griffith. Honorary bearers were Alan Merideth, Louis Lunsford, Richard Hensley, and Larry Griffith.

Memorials are suggested to one’s favorite charity.



Ruby McCall, 75, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

A native of Powell County, she was the daughter of the late Pete and Gladys Ingram McCall. She was an electrical inspector for International Harvester and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include two sisters, Elva Sinkhorn, Frankfort, and Trudy Harmon, Lexington; a brother, Ernest McCall, Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at the Clark-Sunset Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Donations may be sent to the Hospice Care Unit at St. Joseph Hospital, 1 St. Joseph Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.



Wilfred A. Peplinski, 96, of Versailles, widower of Helen Napier Peplinski, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002.

Born Sept. 25, 1905, in Erie, Pa., he was the son of the late Julius and Anna Englirt Peplinski. He was a retired employee of the Hamot Medical Center in Pennsylvania, and was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church.

He is survived by a son, Stanley Noble, of Versailles.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at the St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Frank Osburg. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the St. Leo Altar Society.



Mary Ann Richards, 52, of Versailles, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002.

Born March 24, 1950, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Marie Emma Woodley and Joe Richards Sr. She was a member of the Simpson United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Darnell Richards and Ike Yett, both of Versailles; a daughter, Demonica Yett, Versailles; eight grandchildren; five brothers, Joe Richards, Versailles, Jeffrey Richards, Elizabethtown, Ben Richards, Lexington, Robert Richards and Tony Richards, Versailles; three sisters, Emma Lang, Lexington, Jeanette Cox and Anna Smith, Versailles; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at the Simpson United Methodist Church. Smith & Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Bayard Sharp, 89, of Wilmington, Del., a thoroughbred breeder and owner, father of Sarah Farish of Versailles and London, England, great grandson of E.I. DuPont, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at his home.

Sarah Farish is married to Will Farish, U.S. ambassador to Britain and a prominent Woodford County horse breeder and owner.

In addition to having raced many outstanding horses, Sharp was a former chairman of The Blood Horse Inc., a member and Steward of the Jockey Club, and a trustee emeritus of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. He had been actively involved in the Republican Party in Delaware and nationally, and was a longtime friend and supporter of former President George Bush, and was chairman of the Delaware committee for Bush’s two presidential campaigns.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by four grandchildren, Mary Johnston, Houston, Texas, Will Farish Jr., Versailles, Laura Chadwick, Nashville, Tenn., and Hillary Stratton, Houston; and 12 great grandchildren.

Private services will be held. The Chandler Funeral Home and Crematory, Wilmington, is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to the Bayard Sharp Endowment Fund, care of the Boca Grande Health Clinic, P.O. Box 517, Boca Grande, FL 33921.



James Francis Wehrle, 91, of Lexington, widower of Margaret Elizabeth "Betty" Brophy Wehrle, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, of cancer.

The son of the late Frederick William Wehrle and Jane Bradley Wehrle, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was wounded in Germany, for which he received the Purple Heart. He worked at the Veterans Hospital for 20 years, and helped his brother on their Woodford County farm.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Three sisters, Mary Genevieve Eades, Elizabeth Teresena Templin, and Nell Kunigunda Wehrle; and three brothers, Frederick Joseph, John Bernard, and William Markas, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at the St. Peter Catholic Church by the Rev. Dan Noll. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers were George Connor, Bill Duffy, Fred Schuhman, Spencer Templin, Chris Howse, and John Wehrle. W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway was in charged of arrangements.

Donations are requested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or St. Peter Catholic Church.



Margery Frances Scott "Margie" Wise, 83, of Versailles, widow of Luther Wise, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002.

Born April 10, 1919, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Joe Earl and Mary Sutherland Wise.

Survivors include two daughters, Helen Sharp, Versailles, and Mary Jo Hudson, Indiana; two sons, Clinton Wise, Florida, and Ray Wise, Georgetown; 21 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren. A daughter, Carolyn Brown, a son, David Wise, a grandson, Wade Sharp, two brothers, Donald and Glenn Scott; and a sister, Edith Penwell, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Donald Scott. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Mark and Tony Scott, Ronald C. Sharp, Clinton and Brian Brown, and Marvin Brown Jr.


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