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Versailles, Ky.


 

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June 12, 2003

 

Baker

Barrie McCann Baker, 48, of 156 Montgomery Avenue, Versailles, wife of William F.(Biff) Baker Jr., died Thursday, June 5, 2003.

Born in Lexington July 7, 1954, she was the daughter of Maurene McCann of Lexington and the late William A. McCann. She was a member of the Versailles Presbyterian Church and a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority at the University of Kentucky.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Ashley Baker, Versailles; two sons, Bill and Ben Baker, both of Versailles; a stepson, Brandon Gross; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were conducted Monday, June 9, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Shawn Barkley. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bill, Ben, and Franklin Baker, Branden Gross, Mark Sellers and Gerry Dickerson.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.

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Coyle

James Elwood Coyle, 82, of Elizabethtown, husband of Betty Lou Clark Coyle, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at the University of Louisville Hospital.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Samuel Elmer and Sarah Frances Armstrong Coyle. He was a farmer and a member of Blue Ball Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Samuel Coyle, Jim Coyle, and Junior Stephenson, all of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Missy Stephenson and Eydie Coyle, both of Elizabethtown; two sisters, Mary Weber, Versailles, and Jennie Johnson, Lexington; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. A sister, Annie Mae Patterson, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, June 6, 2003, at Blue Ball Baptist Church by the Rev. John R. Clark and the Rev. Arnold Moon. Burial was in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.

Brown Funeral Home, Elizabethtown, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Craig

Sylvia M. Craig, 78, of Burlington, formerly of Versailles, wife of Albert C. Craig, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at St. Elizabeth North Hospice, Covington.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Lee Craig Semones; a sister, Doris Puckett; and grandchildren, Kyle Matthew, and Hope Diane Semones.

Services were conducted Monday, June 9, 2003, at Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Erlanger. Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Hebron Lions Club, P.O. Box 242, Hebron, KY 41048, or to St. Elizabeth North Hospice, 401 E. 20th Street, Covington, KY 41014.

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Dunn

Wayne Dunn, 65, of Frankfort, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at Beverly Health and Rehab Center after a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Garrett Powell and Ester Lee Boler Dunn. He was a retired truck driver for J.R. Noel Furniture Company.

Survivors include two brothers, Lyman and Floyd Dunn, both of Frankfort; and a sister, Betty Jean Turley, Winchester.

Graveside services were conducted Friday, June 6, 2003, at the Versailles Cemetery by Dr. David Hilton. Casket bearers were Billy Rice and sons and Daniel Buffin and sons.

Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

 

Grayson

Dorothy Wainscott Grayson, 95, of Lexington, widow of Henry Mitchell Grayson, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at Pine Meadows Nursing Home.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Cora Wainscott. She was a homemaker and a member of South Elkhorn Baptist Church for 76 years where she worked in VBS, taught Sunbeams, was a member of WMU and secretary of the Sunday school class.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Grayson Meehan, Lexington; a grandson Michael Edward Meehan, Lexington; two great-grandchildren, Megan and Miles Meehan, Lexington; a sister, Mildred Hulette, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, June 9, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St. by the Rev. Phil Shultz and the Rev. John Thompson. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were be Jimmy West, Michael Edward Meehan, Edsel Ford Wainscott, Calvin Grayson, Donald Closterman, Donald "Dickie" Cornish, Jerome Holland and Ronald Hulette. Honorary bearers were Bill Grayson, Billy Springfield, Jack Gravitt, James Carr, and the Men’s Bible Class at South Elkhorn Baptist Church.

Memorials are suggested to Dorothy Grayson Memorial Fund, South Elkhorn Baptist Church, 4867 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510.

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Kelly

Dorothy Prèvost Kelly, 82, of Lexington, wife of Charles Wilson Kelly, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born Dec. 16, 1920, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ree Fenton Prèvost. She graduated from Bryn Mawr School and Smith College. She was a member and past president of the Little Garden Club of Woodford County and was co-chairman of the Woodford County Republican Party. She was a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, was co-chairman of the Pisgah Tennis Tournament, and served on the board of the Buckley Hills Sanctuary. She was a member of Pisgah Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her children, Bryan Rodes Kelly, Versailles, Cynthia Kelly Overall, Elizabethtown, and Christopher McCoun Kelly, Winchester; her grandchildren, Anne Fenton Kelly, Elizabeth Rodes Kelly, Charles Lucas Overall, and Dominik Fenton Overall; and her brother, Ted Prèvost, Baltimore, Md.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2003, at Pisgah Presbyterian Church by Pastor Jon Martin. Burial will follow in Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, June 12, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190-5362, or the Woodford Humane Society, Lawrenceburg Pike, Versailles, KY 40383, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Lucas

Ramon Helm Lucas, 71, of Miami, Fla., formerly of Versailles, died Monday, June 2, 2003.

Born Oct. 6, 1932, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Helm Morgan and Sadie Hackley Lucas. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He is survived by a brother, John Morgan Lucas, Ohio.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 10, 2003, in the Frankfort Cemetery by the Rev. Todd Lane.

Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

 

Perry

James William Perry, 86, of Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, formerly of Paducah, widower of Guyla McDonald Perry, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at the nursing home.

Born in Marshall County, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Bertha Reed Perry. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, and a retired U. S. Postal Service employee.

Survivors include a daughter, Velda McDaniel, Georgetown; three sons, Donald R. Perry and Dan Perry, both of Lexington, and Dale S. Perry, Kissimmee, Fla.; a brother, Ray Perry, Benton; a sister, Charlene Weidemann, Detroit, Mich.; and three grandchildren.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. (CDT) today, Thursday, June 12, 2003, at the Filbeck-Cann and King Funeral Home, 1117 Poplar St., Benton, Ky. A separate visitation will be held at 6 p.m. (EDT) Friday, June 13, at the Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383, or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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

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Riddle

Rosa Poole Riddle, 93, a former resident of Springview Apartments, Stamping Ground, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at the Darby Square Nursing Home in Lexington following a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late James and Cassie Kenney Poole. She was a retired employee of the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and was a member of the Stamping Ground Christian Church.

Survivors include four nieces, Margaret Corn, Frances Randall, and Dorothy Hall, all of Lexington, and Louise Wilson, Liberty; and several great nieces and nephews. Four brothers and five sisters are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, June 9, 2003, at the Stamping Ground Christian Church by Dr. Charles H. Brooks. Burial was in the family lot in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Stamping Ground. Her nephews served as bearers.

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Sutherland

Richard Alexander Sutherland, 73, of Georgetown, husband of Naomi Wright Sutherland, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at his home.

Born in Woodford County Jan. 30, 1930, he was the son of the late Lemuel K. and Georgia McKinney Sutherland. He was an employee of Qulax Machine Corporation and a member of the Grace Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Linda L. Rust, Georgetown; a son, Richard A. Sutherland, Paris; a sister, Louise Hamilton, Sadieville; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Lee Wilson, Rachel Claypool, Amanda Ball, Sarah Ball, Desiree’ Sutherland, John A. Sutherland and Margaret Sutherland; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at the Tucker, Yocum &†Wilson Funeral Home by Pastor Tom Byrd and Pastor John Redmon. Burial was in the Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. Members of Grace Baptist Church served as casket bearers.

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Thomas

Calvin Day Thomas, 70, of Lexington, husband of Judy Porter-Thomas, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Whitesburg, he was the son of the late Jack and Mattie Absher Thomas. He was a nuclear submariner in the U.S. Navy, and was a retired registered nurse, having served in several central Kentucky areas and for Northpoint Correctional Center. He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Andrea Thomas Bartlett, Dalton, Ga., Lynette Thomas Gullett, and Danielle Thomas, both of Danville; a sister, Mildred Matthews, Lexington; two brothers, Elvin G. Thomas, Dayton, Ohio, and Bill R. Thomas, Versailles; and two grandsons, Christopher and Jeremy Bartlett, both of Dalton, Ga.

Services were conducted Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road by Dr. Harold Hunter and Pastor Wes Olds. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or the American Cancer Society, 160 Moore Drive, Suite 201, Lexington, KY 40503.

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