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Aug. 28, 2003



 F.M. Cusack, 80, of Citation Circle, Versailles, husband of Garnet Lacy Cusack, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

A native of Wilson, Okla., he was the son of the late Frank and Bertha Spencer Cusack. He was a retired Lockheed-Martin Aircraft Company employee and a member of Woodford Community Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Tammy Kash, Versailles; and two sisters, Mae Beth Cowan, Tacoma, Wash., and Blanche Howe, Ohio. A son, Gardner Lacy, and a sister, Edith Hunter, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Randy Nation. Burial will be in the Lacy Family Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gallilean Home.

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Randy “Cheese Man” Eades, 56, of Lexington, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Melvin and Mabel Eades. He was retired from IBM with 23 years of service. He was the founder and maker of Randy's Beer Cheese and was a member of the Robert M. Circle Lodge #954 F. & AM, Lexington Scottish Rite Consistory, the Oleika Shrine Temple, the Oriental Band, and the Sons of the America Legion Post #313.

Survivors include two nephews, Kevin Michael Eades, Versailles, and Tom Lee Eades, Atlanta, Ga.; three great nephews, Sean Eades and Daniel Eades, both of Versailles, and Brice Eades, Atlanta, Ga.; and a great niece, Laurisa Eades, Atlanta, Ga.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by the Rev. Bob Aldridge. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Oleika Shrine Temple Hospital Transportation Fund, 326 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40503.

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Bobbie Louise Leece Florian, 49, of Nicholasville, wife of Joseph Florian, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at her home following a long illness.

A native of Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy Leece. She was an employee of Webster Electric for 13 years and an employee of the Trane Company for three years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Phillip Wayne Florian and Joseph Florian Jr., both of Nicholasville; three sisters, Donna Hill, Versailles, Nancy Thomas, Lexington, and Dorie Lowery, Nicholasville; five brothers, Michael Wayne Leece, Frankfort, Terry Wayne Leece, St. Joseph, Ill., Anthony Fox and Timothy Leece, both of Tennessee, and Ronnie Leece, Lexington; and two granddaughters.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at the Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Billy Perkins. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Joseph Florian, Phillip Florian, Little Joe Florian, Chase Thomas, Lonnie Moore, and Robbie Hale.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.



Jean Foreman 54, of 3820 Tyrone Pike, Versailles, wife of Tim Foreman, died Tuesday Aug. 19, 2003, at her home after a long illness.

Born July 18, 1949, in Grove City, Pa., she was the daughter of Clyde Butcher and the late Ann Marie Butcher.

She was a nurse working at the University of Kentucky Hospital and also served as a trainer at the Central Kentucky Blood Center. She was a gardener and decorator, and ran the Tyrone Pike Bed and Breakfast with her family.

In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by a daughter, Carey Ann Foreman, Versailles; a son, Douglas Scott Foreman, Versailles; a sister, Claudia Ann Formani, Ohio; and two nephews, Rick and Jason Formani, Ohio. A brother, Michael David Butcher, is deceased.

Private services are planned. Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or The Jean Foreman Remembrance Fund, c/o United Bank, P.O. Box 89, Versailles KY 40383.



Melissia Owens Jackson, 73, of Versailles, wife of James L. Jackson, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington after a brief illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Jack Owens and Julia Simmons Clay and the stepdaughter of Wallace Clay. She retired from Rand McNally after over 25 years of service. She attended Simmons High School in Versailles and a school for nursing. She joined First Baptist Church at an early age, and served for many years as the minister of music.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Michael L. Jackson; a grandson, Sheldon Harris Jackson, both of Plainfield, N.J.; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special cousin Jennie Rice. A brother, James (Coney) Thornton Owens, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Floyd Greene and the Rev. T. H. Peoples. Burial was in the Steele Cemetery. The Morgan Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

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Darryl F. Jones, 46, of Frankfort, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at his home after a short illness.

A native of Franklin County, he was the son of Georgetta Jones and the late Harold Hampton Jones.

In addition to his mother, his is survived by six sisters, Sabrina, Janice, Doris, Kim, and Cornelia Jones, all of Frankfort, and Hartents Johnson, Versailles; and four brothers, Robert Jones, Frankfort, Doug and David McGrapth, Frankfort, and Robert Fields, Lexington.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at St. John’s AME Church by Pastor Melvyn Hayden. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tommy Bowen, Sharrif Skinner, Kidd Leon Moore II, Aran Hawkins, John Willie Morgan, Arthur Jones Jr., and Kevin Robinson. Honorary bearers were his nephews.

The Smith and Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Ruby Annette Lathery, 72, of 509 Linden Drive, Versailles, widow of James Hubert Lathery Sr., died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at her home.

Born in Harrison County, she was the daughter of the late George and Elva Ireland Adams. She was a member of The Lighthouse Church, Versailles, and was a retired employee of Texas Instruments and a former Kmart employee.

Survivors include three daughters, Lillie Annette Walton, Linda Darlene Hansel, and Catherine Ann Rodgers, all of Versailles; two sons, James Hubert Lathery Jr., Versailles, and Donald Lee Lathery Sr., Georgia; a brother, Jimmy Adams, Frankfort; 17 grandchildren, and 32 great grandchildren. Two sisters, Imogene Whaley and Louise Dale, and a son, Bobby Lathery, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Terry Gillum. Interment was at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mark Pettyjohn, Steven Lathery, Jeff Lathery, Anthony Rodgers, Lewis Gene Sewell, Paul Wayne Lathery, and Bradford Allen Lathery. Honorary bearers were Donnie Lathery Jr., Hubert Lathery, John Robert Lathery, James Hubert Lathery Jr., and Donald Lee Lathery.

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 Maye Wiley Mitchell, 94, widow of Earl Mitchell, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of James W. Wiley and Katherine Caspari Wiley. She was a teacher and mentor, having taught in elementary schools for 43 years. She began her teaching career following graduation from Versailles High School. She taught at Mortonsville, Clear Creek (a one room school) and Versailles Elementary School in Woodford County before moving to Lexington, where she taught in both Breckinridge and Harrison elementary schools. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a master of arts degree from the University of Kentucky and finished the class room requirements for a doctoral degree in education. She was a member of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, the Order of Eastern Star, was a charter member of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority and the retired teachers.

Survivors include a brother, Denny Wiley, Versailles; four nieces, Catharine, Holdredge, Neb., Linda Rechtenwald, Carolyn Harrod, and Terri Cunningham, all of Frankfort. A sister, Vora Clough, is deceased.

A graveside service was conducted Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington, by Dr. LaVerne Butler.

Memorial gifts may be made to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles.

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Catherine Scearce, 94, of Lexington, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Tommy J. and Nannie Matthew Scearce. She was a member of the Polk Memorial Baptist Church in Mortonsville.

Survivors include a son, John T. "JT" Smithers; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; three sisters, Clara Johnson and Nancy Combs, Lexington, and Elizabeth Washington, Versailles; two brothers, James Scearce, Lexington, and George W. Scearce, Versailles; and several generations of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at O.L. Hughes &†Sons Mortuary by Dr. Gerald Smith. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Visitation after 11 a.m. Thursday until time of services.

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