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June 29, 2006

  

  

  

Bryant

Sherman D. Bryant, 67, of Nicholasville, husband of Brenda Smith Bryant, died Friday, June 23, 2006, at his home after an illness.

Born Jan. 5, 1939. in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Charles Douglass and Ethel Palastine Simpson Bryant. He was a retired engineer with IBM, having 32 years of service; and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a member of Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church and attended Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at Keene. He attended Anderson County High School and was a member of the Antique Farm and Tractor Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Trina Lene Bryant, Lexington; a son, Sherman D. Bryant Jr., Miami, Fla.; four brothers, William Norris Bryant, Versailles, David Earl Bryant and Prentice Bryant, Lawrenceburg, and Allen Richard Bryant, La Mar, Texas; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Four brothers, Jesse Bernice, Forrest, Harold, and Carlton Bryant, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 27, at Gash Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceburg by Bro. Bobby Bicknell. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Brooks

Gladys Hendrix Brooks, 81, of Versailles, widow of Earnie Chester Brooks, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at her residence.

Born April 11, 1925, in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of the late John and Pearl Reffitt Hendrix. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal church.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruby Cooper and Jane Hood, both of Versailles; a son, William Chester Brooks, Mt. Vernon; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Alta Brooks, Mt. Sterling; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, June 29, at Herald & Stewart Home For Funerals, Mt. Sterling, by Edgar Brooks and Ken Lyle. Burial will be in the Woods Cemetery. Caskett bearers will be Ronnie Brooks, Chris Cooper, Steve Cooper Jr., and Randy, Gary, and Kenneth Hoodl Honorary bearers will be James Hendrix, Betty Jean Baker, Donna Jean Brooks, Marshal Lee Hood, and Doug Hoard.

 

Campbell

Blanche “Mammy” Campbell, 88, of Midway, widow of Earl B. Campbell, died Friday, June 23, 2006, at her residence.

Born May 21, 1918, in Owenton, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Ella Wise. She was a homemaker and worked on Airdrie Stud Farm for the past 34 years. She was a member of the Georgetown Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Harold, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Robert Wise, Harrodsburg; a sister, Alma Dean, Frankfort; nine grandchildren, Darlene Smith, Tommy Campbell, Wesley Campbell, Kay Spies, Danny Hamilton, Sheila Sievers, Mike Hamilton, Scott Hamilton and Matt Hamilton; 22 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Linda Hamilton, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 27, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Bro. Joe B. Hill and Bro. John Hopkins. Burial was in the Stamping Ground Masonic Cemetery. Her grandchildren served as casket bearers. Honorary bearers were Brereton, Libby, Bret, and Lucy Jones, Dr. Rob Hutchinson, Mary Trent and her children, Sara Shephard, Freddy Wise, Diana Fleming, Rick McClurg, and Karen Martin.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Campbell

Florine Dedman Campbell, 81, of Lexington, wife of Walden Sam Campbell, died Friday, June 23, 2006, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Harris B. and Gertrude Strange Dedman. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Ronald Smedley and Robert K. McBride; two daughters, Linda Campbell, and Karen Clay; six grandchildren, Chad, Melissa and Megan Smedley, Cody and Nicholas McBride, all of Lexington, and Matt Clay, Alpharetta, Ga.; a great-grandchild; Kailey McBride, Lexington; two sisters, Lena Barnes, Lexington, and Opal Hensley, Stanford; and a brother, Charles Thomas Dedman, Lexington.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 27, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Dr. Emery Emmert, Dr. Steve Colwell, and John Bronaugh. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Chad Smedley, Matt Clay, David Hensley, Cody McBride, Tommy Dedman Jr., and Kevin Colwell.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

Combs

Monica Lynn Combs, 26, daughter of Roger D. and Judy Wimsatt Combs, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, in Lexington.

Born in Fayette County and raised in Versailles, she ws a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. She attended St. Leo Elementary School, was a 1997 graduate of Woodford County High School, and was a Western Kentucky University graduate with a bachelor of science degree in history. A nursing assistant at St. Joseph Hospital, she was studying massage therapy.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Heather E. Combs, Denver, Colo.; her grandmother, Carmel Wimsatt, Owensboro; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 28, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Dan Noll. Private interment will follow at a later time in the Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Johnny Wilhoit, Josh Wilhoit, Pete Carey, Ernie Carey, Mike Carey, and David Waldeck. Honorary bearers were Sarah Wilhoit, Andrea Reed, Courtney Reed, Beth Carey, Sydney Hosey, Meredith McCauley, Kristy Lowry, Katie Bale, and the WKU women’s swim team. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or to N.A.M.I., 498 Georgetown Street, Suite #201, Lexington, KY 40508.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Gregory

Margaret B. Gregory, 86, of Versailles, widow of Arthur “Bear” Gregory, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born July 10, 1919, in Nicholasville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Mars Brothers. She had been the owner of Gregory Grocery and was a member of the Mt. Edwin Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Marcella Richardson, Versailles; a son, Bill Gregory, Wilmore; a sister, Bessie Searcy, Lexington; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 28, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Minister David C. Duggan. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bryan, Danny, and David Richardson, and Phil, Chris, and Michael Gregory.

Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Edwin Methodist Church or the Troy Presbyterian Church.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Marcum

Elizabeth McClain “Granny” Marcum, 82, widow of Bill Marcum, died Sunday, June 25, 2006.

Born May 16, 1924, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Viola Gregory McClain. She was a retired Rand-McNally employee and member of the Midway Methodist Church and attended Bethel Christian Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Jean White and Pat Smith Walton, both of Versailles, and Goldie Fleming, Whitesburg; three sons, Tom Marcum, Mt. Airy, N.C., and Earl H. Marcum and Eugene Marcum, both of Versailles; two sisters, Martha Downs, Nicholasville, and Joyce Covert, Ohio; two brothers, Rex McClain, Lexington, and David McClain, Midway; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A sister, Geneva Devers, and four brothers, Robert, Thurman, Marion, and Neville McClain, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday June 27, at the Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Estill Everman and Bro. Bill Bales. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were her grandsons, Larry White, Jeff White, Paul Smith, Michael Fleming, Junior Fleming, and Aaron Marcum. Honorary bearers were Loren Carl, Carl Manley, Arnold Smith, Tony Rice, Brian McDonald, Jon Russell, Dr. Rob Hutchinson, Dr. Tony Dotson, and Dr. Harrison.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

McMillen

Dorothy Alexander McMillen, 79, of Wilmore, wife of David Lee McMillen, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at her home.

Born Sept. 19, 1926, in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late Ova and Connie Goff Alexander. She was a graduate of Asbury College, the University of Kentucky, and received her Rank I from Georgetown College. She started her teaching career at Nonesuch, later moving to Wilmore Elementary, where she taught fourth grade and later became the librarian in which she continued to substitute for many years after her retirement. She was a past president of the Wilmore Lioness Club, was active in the Jessamine County Retired Teacher Association, and the Homemakers Club.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Connie Lee Bandy; two sons, Michael "Mike" Alexander McMillen and Joseph Timothy "Tim" McMillen, both of Wilmore; a sister, Marian Jones, Tennessee; three brothers, Bill Alexander and Jim Alexander, both of Louisville, and Joe Alexander, Maine; four grandchildren, Alyson Merrell, California, Christopher Bandy, Wilmore, Timberly McMillen Kidwell, Wilmore, and Stephanie Deaton, Mt. Vernon; two great-grandchildren, McKayla and Micah Kidwell; and two step-great-grandchildren, Stephan and David. A son, David Dana McMillen, and a sister, Helen VanMeter, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 28, at the Wilmore Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Kathy Riley. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Charles Hahn, Danny Hogue, Mike Johnson, Rippy Woodard, Johnny Drury, and Mitchell Dunn. Honorary bearers were Cecil Zwefiel Tom Harper, Winston Smith, Bill Carroll, and Dot Reed. Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home, Nicholasville, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Jessamine County.

 

Norman

Beulah Mazelle Norman, 83, of Lexington, widow of Tinsley William Norman, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at Central Baptist Hospital.

Born Nov. 18, 1922, in Paducah, she was the daughter of the late Rex Arnold Caldwell Sr. and Beulah Mae Taylor-Caldwell. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church for 48 years. She led fourth through sixth graders in the State Bible Drill for the past 48 years, and taught the juniors in training union for 25 years. She also taught Sunday school, vacation Bible school and served as class secretary and treasurer. She promoted Operation Christmas Child and was a member of the Hallelujah Singers.

Survivors include two daughters, Maurita Carol Hatcher, Williamsburg, and Lori Ann Akers, Versailles; two granddaughters, Tiffany Ann Akers-Hilton and Holly Marie Akers; a great-grandson, Bryan Cole Akers-Hilton; a brother, Rex Arnold Caldwell Jr., Barwick, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews. Four brothers, Allen Caldwell, Horace Rhea Caldwell, Charles Caldwell, and E V "Vonne" Davis; four sisters, Lucille Beaty, Lenora Jackson, Kathleen Manley, and Laurine Jones-Stanfield, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, June 28, at Immanuel Baptist Church. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

 

Rogers

Dawn Perkins Rogers, 51, of Lawrenceburg, wife of Clarence Rogers, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

The daughter of Edith Perkins of Warsaw and the late Marvin Perkins, she was horse groomer at the Keeneland Training Center.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Jessica Moya, Lawrenceburg; two sons, Johnny Asch, Versailles, and Joshua Rogers, Virginia; three stepdaughters, Vera Rogers, Lexington, and Mary Grills and Tiffany Media, both of Georgetown; a stepson, Clarence Rogers Jr., Frankfort; a sister, Teresa Justis Parks, Virginia; a brother, Dana Preston Justis of Warsaw; and 10 grandchildren.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, June 28, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Keith Miller. Casket bearers were Johnny Asch, Joshua Rogers, Clarence Rogers Jr., Rafael Moya, David Grills, and Lee Hopkins. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

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