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July 10, 2003

 

Carter

Betty Horton Carter, 89, of Lexington, widow of Howard Moore Carter, died Wednesday July 2, 2003, at the home of her daughter.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edwin and Marye Baker Horton. She was a retired personnel counselor with IBM, and was a member of Southern Hills United Methodist Church, OES Corinthian Chapter #093, and a Donovan Scholar at the University of Kentucky. As a Donovan Scholar she would broadcast plays over the UK station WBKY.

Survivors inclde two daughters, Nancy Botkin, Versailles, and Patricia Anderson, Lexington; three grandchildren, Brian Boots, Lexington, Barbara Lynn Cassidy, Ashland, and Valerie Carter Parkey, Louisville; four great grandchildren, Riley Nicole Parkey and Beau Thomas Parkey, both of Louisville, Tabitha Lynn Cassidy and Cameryn Leigh Cassidy, both of Ashland.

Services were conducted Monday, July 7, 2003, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by the Rev. John Parkey. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Russ Cassidy, Brian Boots, Bobby Boots, John Parkey, Tommy Botkin and Glen R. Anderson.

 

Clayton

Elmo Clayton, 91, of Frankfort, widow of Robert Clayton, died Wednesday, June 2, 2003, at the Bradford Square Health Care Center after a long illness.

A native of Pike County, she was the daughter of the late James George and Octavia Varney Harrison. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Penick, Frankfort; a sister, Nell Ratliff, Saverna Park, Md.; four grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by Gerald Fraley. Burial was in Louisville Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Brandon Case, Josh Fraley, Derrick Penick, Aaron Bastian, Gerald Fraley, and Mike Stockley.

 

Devers

Mary K. Edmondson Devers, 63, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Versailles, wife of Albert Sidney Devers, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at the Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born Aug. 9, 1939, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Isabell Murphy Edmondson.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Julie Harlow, Versailles; a sister, Ruby Derringer, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Herman and Leonard Edmondson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, July 7, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by Bro. Robert C. Rice. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

 

Durbin

 Charles Edward Durbin, 98, of Lexington, widower of Grace Barker Durbin, died July 4, 2003 in Madisonville.

Born Nov. 29, 1904, he was the son of Elias Curtis and Mary Ingram Durbin. He was a member and deacon of First Christian Church in Madisonville. He was baptized at First Christian Church in Irvin in 1927 where he sang in the choir and served as deacon. He started work at the L&N Railroad in 1922, made foreman in 1941, and retired from the L&N in 1969. He was also active in Masons and Scottish Rite, where he earned his 33rd degree.

Survivors include three sisters; Nettie Kriegel, Las Cruces, N.M., Ann Leach, Versailles, and Virginia Myers, Lexington; two brothers, Mack C. Durbin and James F. Durbin, Lexington; 28 nieces and nephews, with one nephew Charles Edward Durbin, Harrodsburg, being his namesake. A stepson, Virgil Barker; three brothers, John Durbin, Roscoe Durbin, and Robert Durbin; and three sisters, Callie Durbin, Louise Dubose, and Greta Williams, are deceased.

The funeral will be in Madisonville, and private graveside services in Lexington. Memorials may be made to Green River Hospice, Central City, Ky.

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Graves

 Paul L. Graves, 57, of Cynthiana, husband of Carole Leaverton Graves, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at the V. A. Medical Center in Lexington.

Born in Scott County June 7, 1946, he was the son of the late Lonnie and Lucille Bruin Graves. He was the former owner of the Georgetown Lumber Company and was the owner of Graves Construction Company. He was a member of Long Lick Baptist Church, a veteran of the Vietnam War, and a life member of the Purple Heart Association.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Sam Brown, Charlotte, Tenn., and Paul L. Graves Jr., Cynthiana; a daughter, Paula Graves, Lexington; two sisters, Gayla Burton and Martha King, both of Stamping Ground; three brothers, James Graves and R.B. Graves, both of Stamping Ground, and Lloyd W. Graves, Versailles; and six grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday July 8, 2003, at the Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Curtis Coots. Burial with military honors was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were members of the American Legion Post 24. Honorary bearers were Donald Gross, James Carey Hall, Terry Duvall, Robert Bedford, Ray Davis Perry and Chuck Johnson.

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Groves

Corine Murphy Groves, 91, of Frankfort, widow of William “Nelson” Groves, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at the Bradford Square Health Care Center after a long illness.

She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Minnie Currens Murphy.

Survivors include six sons, Robert Groves, Richmond, David Groves, Dale “Gooch” Groves, and Ricky Groves, all of Frankfort, Karl Groves, Glen Burnie, Md., and Ronnie Groves, Harrodsburg; two daughters, Mary Harrod, Frankfort, and Doris Hogg, Versailles; 28 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. Two brothers, William David and James Alvin Murphy; and two sisters, Virginia Hawkins and Velma Stull, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, July 7, 2003, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by Dr. Herman Bowers. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Ed Hogg, Donnie Rodgers, Neville White, Joe Allison, Bobby Gaines, Ronnie Wright, and Lloyd Harrod. Honorary bearers were her grandsons.

 

Hoppin

Jane M. Hoppin, 81, of Harrodsburg, widow of Frank Hoppin, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born July 11, 1921, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Rebecca Crutcher Montague. She was a homemaker, a member of the Harrodsburg Christian Church, and was a longtime member of the Friendship Circle and Newcomers Homemakers Club.

Survivors include a son, Jim Hoppin, Midway; a daughter, Jane Bennett, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Howard Montague, Versailles; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and three nieces. A brother, Newland Montague, and a sister, Willie Mae Stephenson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, July 4, 2003, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Don Chase. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Casket bearers were Frank Trisler, C.M. Shewmaker, Hassel Huffman, Lee Gentry, and Kenny Wade. Members of the Bethany & Service Class were honorary bearers.

Memorials are suggested to the Harrodsburg Christian Church, 305 South Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330, or the charity of one’s choice.

 

Lucas

Allie Y. Lucas, 81, of South Charleston, Ohio, wife of John M. Lucas Sr., died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Community Hospital.

Born Dec. 12, 1921, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late William Randolph and Eliza Stafford Cotton. She was a retired teacher for the Mad River Greene Local School system, and was a member of the Plattsburg United Church of Christ.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, John M. Lucas Jr., South Charleston; a daughter, Judy C. Williams, Versailles; four grandsons, Jason and James Matthew Hecker and Jared and Kyle Lucas; a sister, Henrietta Pomeroy, Lees Summit, Mo.; and a brother, William R. Cotton II, Versailles.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, July 10, 2003, at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County.

Conroy Funeral Home, Springfield, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

 

O’steen

Gracie Mae Beasley O’steen, 65, of Paris, formerly of Lexington, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at the Bourbon Community Hospital.

Born Dec. 25, 1937, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Emma Elizabeth Redman Beasley. She was a former employee of Dixie Cup in Lexington.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna J. Clifton, Paris; a granddaughter, Angela Mulberry, Versailles; a grandson, Joshua Dewayne Hood, Versailles; two great grandsons, Dakota and Jay Nolan Hood; a great granddaughter, Whitney Renee Mulberry; a niece, Bobbie Michelle Bowman, Lexington; and a nephew, David Bowman, Lexington. Three brothers, Howard and Ralph Beasley and Wade Bowman; and two sisters, Elizabeth Beasley and Sandra Bowman, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, July 7, 2003, at Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home by Bro. Sandy Sanders. Burial was in Evergreen Memory Gardens.

 

Reed

Phillip Edward Reed, Sr., 77, of Lexington, widower of Pauline Bolton Reed, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

A native of Harrison County, he was the son of the late McKinley and Juanita Reed. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He served as deacon, Sunday school superintendent, senior choir and male chorus, as well as church treasurer and trustee at the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He also served the Lexington and vicinity ministers and deacons, the Howard’s Creek District Association and Church Convention, as well as the Laymen League of the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky.

Survivors include three sons, Phillip E. Reed Jr., of Frankfort, Homer E. Reed and Stephen L. Reed, Versailles; two daughters, Juanita William and Michelle Young, Lexington; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a niece, Maggie Bledsoe; an uncle, Eugene Hawkins, both of Georgetown; an aunt, Viola Brown, Cincinnati, Ohio; and several generations of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 5, 2003, at the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Clyde Beverly. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.

O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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Thomas

Nannie Anglin Thomas, 80, of Lexington, died July 7, 2003, at Sun Bridge Nursing Home.

Born April 20, 1923, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Lillie Anglin.

Survivors include three daughters, Florida Martin, Taylorsville, Barbara Villa, Lake Forrest, Calif., and Brenda Barnes, Lexington; six sons, Billy Thomas, Paris, Roger Thomas, Berea, Oakley Thomas, Versailles, Larry Thomas, Michael Thomas, and Jack Thomas, Lexington; a sister, Catherine Venny, Lawrenceburg; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, July 10, 2003, at the Versailles Cemetery by the Rev. Curtis Coots. Active casket bearers will be Billy Thomas Jr., Walter Glenn Underwood Sr., Walter Glenn Underwood Jr., Clint Mattox, Ransom Mattox, and Paul Holland. Arrangements by Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel.

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Tucker

Raymond E. Tucker, 64, of 186 Marilyn Avenue, husband of Bernice Best Tucker, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late William Everett and Della Troxell Tucker. He was a retired superintendent for Kentucky Utilities after 36-1⁄2 years of service. He was an active member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and had attended the Antioch United Methodist Church in Perryville. He was a member of the Versailles Lions Club, a member and past master of Landmark Lodge #41 F&AM, the Scottish Rite, and the Mended Hearts Association. In retirement, Ray had been a part time driver for the Central Kentucky Funeral Limousine Association and had worked for the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son, Raymond Edward "Eddie" Tucker, Frankfort; a grandson, William Jordan Tucker, Frankfort; three sisters, Della Atwell, Lexington, Myrtle Hogan, Frankfort, and Margaret Clegg, Florida; a brother, William Everett "June" Tucker, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Jo Ann Arnold, and a brother, Henry Tucker, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, July 7, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Brian Ebel, pastor of the Antioch United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Coleman Howlett, pastor of the Versailles United Methodist Church. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were Marvin Graham, Ken Curtis, Maurice Edwards, Danny McKinney, Mike Canfield, Gus Wade, Don Evans, Williard Corman, Ronnie Dennis, Tony Montgomery, and Jeff Morrison. A Masonic service was conducted Sunday, following visitation at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Antioch United Methodist Church, 365 Shortline Road, Perryville, KY 40468, the Versailles United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 900, Versailles, KY 40383, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele St., Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Waits

Marjorie Steele "Puzzy" Waits, 79, of Lexington, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Central Baptist Hospital.

Born Feb. 28, 1924, in Scott County, she was the daughter of Barnett and Ethel Waits. She was retired from General Electric after 39 years of service. She was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church in Lexington and she worked as a volunteer in the gift shop at Central Baptist Hospital. She was a graduate of Lafayette High School and was a member of its alumni association. She was also a member of the Pilot Club in Lexington.

Survivors include three sisters, Jane Waits, Lexington, Martha Ethington, and Mabel Carter, both of Versailles; a brother, Russell Waits, Versailles; a special niece, Alex Francis; and several other nieces and nephews. Two sisters Lucille "Jimmie" Jacobs and Peggy Jo Flora; and one brother, Tommy Waits, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by Dr. Gilbert Tucker. Burial was in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Active casket bearers were Michael Wilcoxson, Jim Andrews, Jamie Link, Lindsay Flora Jr., Kevin Waits, Donald Waits, and Johnny Ethington. Bearers were Charlie and Aggie Coyle, Alice Dailey, Vera Travis, Libby Kelly, Arlie Noe.

Contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity.

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