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Aug. 7, 2003

 

Alexander

 Sarah "Tubby" Alexander, of Versailles, wife of James T. Alexander, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Irene Burke Stull. She was the former owner and operator of Alexander's Furniture Store in Versailles and a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Jimmy Alexander, Versailles; a sister, Mildred Turner, Salvisa; and several nieces and nephews, including Susan Holt, Somerset.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road by Bro. Tom Hinkle. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kenneth Alexander, Freddy Alexander, Raymond Alexander, Kip Gillespie, Gary Hatton, and Ken Cox. Honorary bearers were Judge Otto Ingram, Ralph Crigger, Mike Heathman, Billy Lane, and Warren Southworth.

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Barker

Daisy L. Barker, 79, of Versailles, formerly of Lexington, a retired nurse, widow of Boyd L. Barker, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 7.

Memorials are suggested to Southland Evangelical Methodist Church.

 

Cuculic

Constance "Connie" Cuculic, 88, of 329 S. Highland Avenue, Versailles, widow of Anthony J. Cuculic, died at Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Haveril, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Constantine and Marjorie Brayton Popoff.

Survivors include a son, Arnold "Tweezer" VanNess, Charlottesville, Va., and a daughter, Cindy Cuculic, Versailles.

Private services will be held. There will be no visitation. Scobee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, Ky., 40504.

 

Donahue

 Janice Miles Donahue, 66, of Loretto, wife of Randall Donahue, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

Born Nov. 28, 1936, in Loretto, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Robert Miles Sr. and Anna Lucy Mattingly. She was a former homemaker and former co-owner of the Pioneer Gift Shop in Loretto. She played the organ at St. Francis of Assisi Church for 50 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Randy Donahue, Versailles; six daughters, Karen Manges, Versailles, Joan Mattingly, Bardstown, Sarah Osbourne, Louisville, Betty Benningfield, Lebanon, Chrissy Mattingly, Versailles, and Holly Hamill, Louisville; a sister, Dorothy Martin, Cleveland, Ohio; and 17 grandchildren. Two sisters, Kathleen Osborn and Polly O'Bryan; and a brother, J.R. "Squirt" Miles, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in St. Francis. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mattingly Funeral Home, Loretto, was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1230 South Hurstbourne Pkwy, Suite 255, Louisville, KY 40222.

 

Drew

Mary Stuart Drew, 57 of Fairfield, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Born June 20, 1945, in St. Louis, Mo., she was the daughter of John L. and Mary Stuart Fishback Drew, and granddaughter of the late Randolph Railey and Cyrene Fishback of Versailles. She was a graduate of Margaret Hall School and later received her bachelor of arts degree from Centre College in Danville. She founded the first Transcendental Meditation center in St. Louis in the 1970s. She has owned and operated a number of businesses throughout her life, including Celestial Silks and The Guest House in Fairfield, Iowa. She maintained a business site on E-bay, and was a professional photographer.

Survivors include two brothers, John L. Drew III, St. Louis, Mo., Robert H. Drew, London, England; four nieces and nephews, Kirkwood Drew, Mary Randolph Danforth, Sarah Anderson Drew, and John L. Drew IV; and an aunt, Ruth S. Fishback of Versailles. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at the Versailles Cemetery. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Edwards

 Melvin "Lum" Edwards 74, of 350 McDonald Drive, Versailles, husband of Eleanor "Bell" Rogers Edwards, died Thursday July 31, 2003, at his residence.

Born in Marion County Nov. 24, 1928, he was the son of Garnett and Margaret Gibson Edwards. He was a retired employee of the Commonwealth Tire Company and a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mark Edwards and Joe Edwards, both of Versailles; a sister, Janet Pierce, Danville; a brother, Douglas Edwards, Perryville; a granddaughter, Ali Breanne Edwards; and an aunt, Margie Wright, Perryville.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Coleman Howlett. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Rick Moffett, Buddy Currens, Don Raider, Jim Neessen, Joe Weber, Brian O'Reel, Steve Hogg, Loren Carl, and Ed Parsons.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Versailles United Methodist Church.

 

Hager

Mary Elizabeth McDonald Hager, 76, of Frankfort, wife of James Hager, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, after a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ada Mae Manley McDonald. She was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Robert Allen and Marvin Phillip Hager, both of Frankfort; a brother, Scotty McDonald, Frankfort; a sister, Virginia Goodrich, Versailles; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. A son, Michael Hager, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by Dr. Herman Bowers. Harrod Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Huddleston

Robert L. Huddleston, 82, of Margaret Hall Manor, a retired security guard at OSRAM Sylvania in Versailles, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at his residence.

Born in Lafollette, Tenn., he was the son of the late Clabe and Elizabeth Dean Huddleston. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and was a frequent patron of the Woodford County Library. He was active in the Woodford County Senior Citizens, and was frequently seen pushing his grocery cart in downtown Versailles.

Survivors include seven children, Julia Wells, Versailles, Karen Reynolds, Anthony, Fla., Alpha Spradling, Albuquerque, N.M., Brenda Phillips, Richmond, Va., and Robert V. Huddleston, Walter Huddleston, and John Huddleston, all of Ocala, Fla.

No services or visitation are planned for Mr. Huddleston at his request. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Keith

Clarence Anderson Keith Sr., 80, of Lancaster, husband of Frances Coulter Keith, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at his residence.

Born Jan. 15, 1923, in Scott County, he was the son of the late John William and Hanna Deavers Keith. He was a retired expediter for the IBM Corp., a member of the Bryantsville United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Masons for 57 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Darrell Lynn Keith, Ana Cortes, Wash., and Clarence Anderson Keith Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Beverly Ann Keith Oliver, Brentwood, Tenn., and Beth Keith Finney, Lexington; a sister, Ida Louise Pittman, Midway; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Two brothers, John William Keith and Marshall Lee Keith, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at the Spurlin Funeral Home, Lancaster, by the Rev. Ernest Martin. Burial will be in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers will be Butch, Brandon, and Brian Oliver, Dusty Keith, Chaz Finney, Andy Keith, Devin Keith Payne, Michelle Nicole Finnery, and Katie Keith. Honorary bearers will be Carl and Ann Ronny, Mario and Ronnie Carmago, Tyler and Tonya Oberman, Dan and Jane Gonzales, and Carolyn and Bill Walter.

Memorials are suggested to Bryantsville United Methodist Church building fund or Heritage Hospice of Danville.

 

Kral

 Vincent Stephan Kral, 68, of 724 Eureka Drive, Versailles, husband of Roberta Smerz Kral, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Steven and Amalia Cermak Kral and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired salesman for United Aluminum and a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Vincent Kral, Hillsborough, N.J., and Robert Kral, Versailles; and five grandchildren, John Kral, Valerie Kral, Jessica Kral, R.J. Kral, and Rachel Kral.

A service and Christian wake was conducted Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Fr. Frank Osburg.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association of Kentucky, 1636 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40503.

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Lawson

 Jesse Lawson, 74, of Lexington, husband of Justine Lawson, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at St. Joseph East Hospital.

Born in Stanton, he was the son of the late Sherman and Pearlie Lawson. He was retired from Wides Material.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jerry Lawson, Houston, Texas, and Rondal Lawson, Versailles; three stepchildren, James, Irvine, Danny, Mt. Sterling, and Janice, Lexington; a brother, Lester Lawson, Indianapolis, Ind.; a half brother, Lewis Lawson, Beattyville; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St. by the Rev. Rolin Tarter. Burial was in Evergreen Memory Gardens.

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Lusby

Samantha Lusby, 33, of Georgetown daughter of George and Betsy Lusby, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003.

Born Sept. 18, 1969, in Woodford County, she was a lifelong resident of Scott County. She was a graduate of Scott County High School, a graduate of Georgetown College where she played on the tennis team and where she also received her master’s degree. She was a preschool teacher in Scott County and was a member of Georgetown Baptist Church, where she played with the Hand Bell Choir.

In addition to her parents she is survived by a brother, Joey Lusby; three sisters, Allyson Lusby, Tammy Osborne, and Jamie Brinkley, all of Georgetown; nine nieces and nephews, Zach and Hannah Osborne, Sam, Bryan, and Adin Lusby, Grace, Reid, Paige, and Jack Brinkley.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at Georgetown Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Weekly and the Rev. Richard Allison. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tom Prather, Dallas Blankenship, Jackie Covington, Everette Varney, Harold Boring, Gary Perry, and Mark Walls. Honorary bearers were Nick Baumgardner, Marvin Yocum, Paul Holleran, J.B. Hockensmith, Sam Pollock, Earl Hutchins, Dr. Robert Caudill, Harold Collins, and John Perry.

Donations may be made to Georgetown Baptist Church Hand Bell Choir. Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Maggard

Oriole Stephens Maggard, 93, widow of French Adam Maggard, died July 28, 2003.

Born in Prestonsburg Jan. 23, 1910, she was the daughter of Myrtle Hall Stephens and Dock Baisden Stephens. She graduated from Georgetown College in 1929; she was the first woman college graduate from Floyd County. Her training as a teacher enabled her to teach most subjects and in later years she was a secretary in the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky. She was a 50-year member of First United Methodist Church, the Dorothy Hays Sunday School class and the Wesleyan Service Guild. She was a past member of PEO, Daughters of Colonial Wars, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Ann Storrow, Lexington, and Sally Maggard Dunlap, Woodford County; five grandchildren, Martha Mayo Hoagland, Louisville, Joel Leslie Storrow, Asheville, N.C., Whitney Dunlap III, Richmond, Alan Bruce Storrow, Villa Hills, and Richard French Storrow, Camp Hill, Pa., and 10 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by the Rev. T. 0. Harrison. Burial was at the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were her four grandsons, Whitney Dunlap II, and Joe David Martin.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 214 W. High Street, Lexington, KY 40508, and Sanders Brown Center on Aging, University of Kentucky, 800 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536-0230.

 

Miklas

John C. Miklas Jr., of Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, formerly of Cody, Wyo., husband of Kelly Barkett Miklas, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Taylor Manor.

Born in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late John C. Sr. and Mary Sindelar Miklas. He was a member of the Catholic Church and was retired as a self employed management consultant. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, and had worked for the federal government.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Mary Jane Kopija, Brookfield, Ill.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at the Taylor Manor Nursing Home chapel by Fr. James Barkett. Interment will follow later at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County.

Memorials are suggested to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383.

The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Miller

 Sheridan Miller, 74, of 216 Doncaster, Versailles, husband of Sally Eaves Miller, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Shelby and Flora Belle Beckley Miller. He was a retired farmer and former maintenance manager at Rand McNally and Company. A Kentucky Colonel, he had been in the U.S. Navy reserve and was a member of the Mt. Edwin United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Peggy Cunningham, Versailles, and Marilyn Becky Miller, Nicholasville; a son, Wes Miller, Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Eva Mae Twyman, Bellview, Fla.; and grandchildren, Joshua and Coleman Hill, Darris Sheridan and Forrest Donald Parrott, and Andrea Cunningham.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Br. Carl Jones. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Wes Miller, Michael Cunningham, David Carroll, Forrest Parrott, Sheridan Flora, and Jim Springate. Honorary bearers were Ed and Inge Cunningham, Edward H. Moore, Larry Eaves, Marshall Traugott, Carl Whalen, Scott and Vicky Moyer, William Springate, Walter Traugott, Tommy Wiley, Bill Drury, Raleigh Melton, Vodis Thompson, Ikey Blackburn, Shelby and Danny Raider, Dr. William Graul, and Carl Patterson.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 110, Louisville, KY, 40218.

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Perkins

 Virgie Brumback Perkins, 82, of Versailles, formerly of Lexington, died Thursday, July 31, 2003.

Born June 23, 1921, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Brown and Mary Blankenship Reynolds. She was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church and retired from Fan Steel.

Survivors include four sisters, Mary Sherrow, Louise Brooks, Anna Spoonamore, and Ethel Brumback Long; and 16 nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road by Bro. Tom Hinkle. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Steven Smith, Lee Smith, Frank Long, Bernie Shelton, Lloyd Smith, and Bob Godfrey.

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

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Rupert

Charles Hal Rupert, 78, of Pasadena, Calif., husband of Judith Rupert, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at San Antonio Hospital.

Born April 10, 1925, in Lexington, he was the son of Callie and Arthur Rupured Sr.

He attended the University of Kentucky on a basketball scholarship and graduated with a degree in education. He later served in the United States Army Special Services during the Korean War. He was stationed in Augsberg, Germany where he played on his commanding officer’s basketball team. He taught one year in East Bernstadt, after which he and his first wife, Cherie (Carlisle), moved to Pasadena, Calif. He began teaching at Chaffey High School in 1958 and retired in 1986. He spent his career teaching physical education and coaching a variety of sports.†He played golf, took great interest in his home and garden, and traveled extensively. During his career he was active in the Southern California Officials Association and OPARC Auxiliary. After retirement, he participated in the University Club of Claremont and each fall directed the Annual Winter Games Contest.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sisters, Mildred Jobson, Louisville, Doris McGinnis, Lexington, Joane Patrick, Tampa, Fla., and Geraldine Brown, Versailles; three brothers, Raymond Rupured, Atlanta, Ga., Arthur Rupured Jr., Lexington, and Samuel Rupured, Lexington.

There was no funeral. A service was held Wednesday, July 30, 2003.

Contributions may be made to OPARC, 8939 Vermon Ave., Montclair, CA 91763-1612.

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Willhoite

Violet Willhoite, 74, of Nicholasville, wife of James W. Willhoite, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late John W. and Nellie York Smith. She was a press person for National Linen, a member of Jessamine County Homemakers, and a long time member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Virginia Hilterbran, Lawrenceburg; a son, Chuck Smith, Nicholasville; a stepson, Billy Willhoite, Nicholasville; two brothers, John W. Smith, Midway, and Robert Smith, Indiana; six grandchildren, Howard Wayne Smith, Jason Tate, Jennifer, Amber and Whitney Hilterbran, and Marlena Embry; and three great-grandchildren, Christy, Trey and Olivia. A brother, Russell "Buddy" Smith, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Betts & West Funeral Home by Pastor David L. Roscoe. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jason Tate, Howard Smith, Kenny Embry, Ted Owens, Stanley Wiggs Jr., and Claude B. Simpson. Honorary bearers were Curtis Cobb, Mark Hatcher, Jeremy Sullivan, Clair Budd, and Powell Whitlock.

Contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, Senior Citizens Companions, or the First Church of the Nazarene.

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