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July 31, 2003



Edna Duncan "Eddie" Kaenzig, 77, wife of Claude Kaenzig of Pinckard Pike, Versailles, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Fayette County Oct. 7, 1925, she was the daughter of Blanding and Bertie Young Duncan. She was a member of the Pinckard Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir for many years, was a charter member of the Woodford County Gideons Auxiliary, and a graduate of the Lafayette High School.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Jean (Jeanne) Evans and Carlene K. Hardin, both of Versailles; three sisters, Lorene Currens and Mary Chapman, both of Lexington, and Catherine Ward, Ohio; and a grandson, Jonathan Hardin.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 26, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel in Versailles by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial was in the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Adam Alexander, Jerry Young, Mike Ramsey, Tommy Castle, Whit Biggerstaff, Earl Cloyd, Lloyd Castle, Steve Pope, and Jonathan Hardin. Honorary bearers were Dr. Ben Roach, Geneva Owen, Carolyn Cloyd, Betty Biggerstaff, Nina and Johnny Drury, J.B. and Geraldine Stratton, Imogene Castle, Virginia Lloyd, Connie Simpson, and Summer Graham.

Contributions may be sent to Pinckard Baptist Church Building Fund or The Gideons International.

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Rosa Lee King, 90, died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at Show-Lo Hospital in Arizona.

Survivors include a daughter, Geri Silva, Arizona; and a brother, Guynn Campbell, Versailles.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at the Second Baptist Church in Springerville, Ariz. Burial was in the Springerville Cemetery.



George E. Lear, 82, of Frankfort, widower of Elsie Edna Bain Lear, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at Bradford Square Health Care Center following a long illness.

A native of Frankfort, he was the son of the late George Washington and Leona Willoughby Lear. He was a retired electrician with Frankfort Meter and Electric, and was a member of Hiram Lodge #4 F&AM and the Buck Run Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Yeary, Versailles, and Amy Rodgers, Gurnee, Ill.; a brother, Paul Lear, Lexington; a sister, Henrietta Wilson, Bellbrook, Ohio; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Ken Underwood and Jamie Ward. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Todd Rodgers, Kyle Rodgers, Adam Rodgers, Larry Moore, William O’Brien, Ray Hatton, and Terry Eaves.



 Tara Beth McClain 23, daughter of Alan and Gloria McClain of 150 Minary Avenue, Versailles, died Friday July 25, 2003, at her residence after a long illness.

Born in Woodford County July 25, 1980, she had attended Southland Christian Church, where she was baptized.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Steven McClain, Versailles; her grandparents, John and Norma Jean McClain, Versailles; her great grandmother, Josephine Johnson, Versailles; and several aunts and uncles.

Services were conducted Sunday July 27, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Gary Black. Burial was in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Walker Hatton, Wade Fathergill, Gary D. Coffey, John Walling, Glen Boen, and Bruce Manley.

Contributions may be made to the Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center.

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Loretta Ann Nepka Sorrell, 60, of Lexington, widow of Donald Lewis Sorrell, died Thursday, July 24, 2003.

Born April 2, 1943, in Midway, she was the daughter of the late William D. and Loretta McKinnivan Nepka. She was a graduate of Lexington Catholic, worked for Turf Catering at Keeneland Race Course, and had been a stewardess for Delta Airlines. She was a member of Christ The King Cathedral, the Daughters of the Revolution and Daughters of the Confederacy.

Survivors include a son and Christian McKinnivan Sorrell; and three grandchildren, Peter, Maria and Mario. Services were conducted Monday, July 28, 2003, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.



James Newton Spencer, 28, of Versailles, husband of Janet Ann Spencer, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003.

A native of Richmond, Ind., he was the son of Donny Spencer, Carrollton, and Stella Spencer, Versailles. He was a mechanic.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two daughters, Tabatha Crawford, Midway, and Breanna Spencer, Versailles; a stepson, Stevie Cooper, Versailles; a sister, Tabatha Spencer, Lexington; and a brother, Robert Spencer, Versailles.

Services were conducted Monday, July 28, 2003, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Robert Spencer, Daniel Buffin, Dusty Buffin, Tommy Perry, Anthony Bradford, and Keith Brock.



Jerry Way 54, of 75 Cedar Lake Road, husband of Lynn Way, died Monday July 28, 2003, at the St Joseph Hospital.

Born in Woodford County Dec. 4, 1948, he was the son of Bethel and Myrtle Elizabeth Todd Neal Way. He was a truck driver, a member of the Woodford Community Christian Church, and a United States Marine Corps veteran. He was a member and past chancellor of the Knights of Pythias Gray Lodge #27 and was also the past grand inter guard of the Grand Knights of Pythias Lodge of Kentucky. He also served on the Special Olympics committee.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Tim of Owensboro, Brian of North Carolina, Michael of California, and Patrick of Versailles; a sister, Shirley Willoughby, Carlisle; five brothers, Charles Neal, Harrodsburg, David Neal, Georgetown, Eugene Neal, Lexington, Donnie Neal, Florida, and Jim Way, Versailles; and a grandson, Caleb. A brother, Robert Neal, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. David Menser. Burial was in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Clifton Pettyjohn, Brandon Pettyjohn, Danny Way, Brent Way, John Robinson and Bobby Neal. Honorary bearers were Jeff Way, James Blandford and Don Pettyjohn.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.


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