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Versailles, Ky.


 

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May1, 2003

 

Anderson

Clara Lee Anderson, 48, of Lexington, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at her home after a short illness.

A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Viola Singleton Anderson. She was a health giver and a member of the New Life Assembly of God.

Survivors include a son, Richard Manley, Frankfort; two daughters, Patricia Russell and Jennifer Manley, both of Louisville; three brothers, David Anderson, Versailles, and Frank Anderson and Ralph Anderson, both of Frankfort; three sisters, Joan Yount Boarders, Alice Brown, and Myrtle Webster, all of Frankfort; and four grandchildren. A son, David Lee Manley; and two sisters, Norma Jean Manley and Shirley Gentry, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, April 25, 2003, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, Frankfort, by Duell Perry. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Christopher Ballinger Bartley, Michael Gentry, Jonathan Anderson, Timothy Yount, Johnny Gentry, and Richard Manley.

 

Cox

Kenneth Franklin Cox, 58, of Nicholasville, husband of Brenda Woods Cox, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital.

The son of the late Tullie and Christine Wilson Cox, he was a local builder and employee of American General Life and Accident Insurance Company. He attended Nicholasville United Methodist Church. He was a former Army Reservist and former Little League basketball coach.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Brian Franklin Cox and Eric Shane Cox; two grandchildren, Courtney Grace and Tyler Franklin Cox, all of Nicholasville; a brother, Tommy Cox, Versailles; and other family members. A sister, Elsie Jane Boulanger, and brother, Lewis Cox, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at Bett & West Funeral Home by the Rev. Ron Young and the Rev. Dwayne Brewer. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were Coby Lawson, Dr. Ronald Roberts, Arnold Cobb, Steve Cox, Mark Cox, Clinton Cox. Honorary bearers were friends and coworkers of American General Life and Accident Insurance Company, Wilbert Merrick and Tom Orme.

Contributions are suggested to the Nicholasville United Methodist Church building fund.

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Lancaster

Sara Felix Goodrich Lancaster, 88, of 388 Amsden Avenue, Versailles, widow of William Floyd Lancaster died Sunday, April 20, 2003.

Born in Millville, Aug. 8, 1914, she was the daughter of Oscar Willis and Jennie Mary Hippe Goodrich. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church and had attended Eastern Kentucky University.

Survivors include a daughter, Glenna Floyd Lanter; a sister, Margie Carter, Versailles; two brothers, Bobbie Goodrich, Versailles, and Gene Goodrich, Millville; four grandchildren, Sharon Lanter Atchison, Samuel Tod (Bo) Lanter Jr., Tracey Lanter Eyster, and Timothy Glenn Lanter; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Dr. James Berry. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Samuel Tod Lanter Sr., Samuel Tod (Bo) Lanter Jr., Samuel Tod Lanter III, Timothy Glenn Lanter, Russell Atchison, Hall Atchison, William Eyster, Ray Goodrich, and Marion (Wally) Goodrich.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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McDuffie

Fred McDuffie, 82, of Versailles, husband of Anna Eliza McDuffie, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Soperton, Ga., he was the son of the late Mamie Jackson McDuffie. He was retired from Texas Instruments in Versailles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Ruby J. Harris and Ann L. Dunson; a son, Ronnie L. Rowe; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a host of cousins.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at First Baptist Church, Versailles.

Smith & Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Neal

Lucille B. Neal, 81, of 250 Scotts Ferry Road East, Versailles, wife of Cain Neal, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Lawrenceburg.

Born in Powell County, she was the daughter of the late Bill Sr. and Georgianne Johnson Barnes. She was a retired Kuhlman Electric Company employee and a member of the Pinckard Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Sylvia Marsee, Versailles, and Wanda Turley, Woodford County; two sons, Jerry Neal, Naples, Fla., and Tommy Neal, Lexington; four sisters, Agnes Douthitt, Florida, Betty Ely, Middlesboro, Lois Harrod, Frankfort, and Geraldine Douthitt, Frankfort; two brothers, Russell Barnes, Cynthiana, and Billy Barnes, Frankfort; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Two sisters, Sylvia Woolums Gabbard and Mary Buffin; and three brothers, John Barnes, J. T. Barnes, and Hobart Barnes, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Interment will follow at the Versailles Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the funeral home.

Gifts in memory of Mrs. Neal are suggested to the Pinckard Baptist Church Building Fund, 3401 Pinckard Pike, Versailles, KY 40383 or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Reed

J.B. Reed, 80, of Jackson Street, Versailles, husband of Goldie Reed, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the St. Joseph Hospital hospice care unit.

A native of Breathitt County, he was the son of the late John Dock and Barbara Ellen Watkins Reed. He was a farmer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Rose Ann Lawson, Dayton, Ohio, Brenda Hancock, Midway, Ruby Hilton, Versailles, Mary Coventry, Versailles, and Evelyn Tharp, Stanton; three sons, J.C. Reed, Versailles, Herbert Reed, Versailles, and Andy Reed, Valley Springs, Calif.; two sisters, Minnie Lou Abner, Winchester, and Claudia Helton, Tennessee; two brothers, Lewis Reed, Versailles, and Junior Caudill, Stanton; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, April 28, 2003, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Ken Underwood. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Tommy Hilton, James Adkins, A.J. Reed, Johnny Reed, Lewis Reed, and Gerald King.

 

Saunders

Hazel Lee Basford Saunders, 93, of Hillsboro, widow of James Monroe Saunders, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the Hurstbourne Care and Rehabilitation Center in Louisville.

Born Jan. 9, 1910, in Fleming County, she was the daughter of the late James and Arizona Dickerson Basford. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, James C. Saunders, Farmers, and Paul R. Saunders, Versailles; a daughter, Juanita Jewell Saunders Ross, Louisville; two sisters, Beth Eula Ramey, Hillsboro, and Edna Mae Reed, Sharpsburg; eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Sunday, April 27, 2003, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church by the Rev. Elgin Emmons, evangelist Juanita Jewell Ross, and Anita Oxford. Burial was in the Hillsboro Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gabriel Oxford, Robert Jeffrey Ross, Johnny Layne Saunders, Paul Justin Allen, Christopher Edwin Allen, Paul Clayton Saunders, and Jamie Saunders. The Hutton Funeral Home, Hillsboro, was in charge of arrangements.

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Simpson

Dianne V. Keeling Simpson, 49, of Lawrenceburg, wife of Donnie R. Simpson, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born March 16, 1954, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of Donald E. Keeling, Anderson County, and Gussie Faye Howard, Waynesburg. She was the owner and operator of the Clothes Connection Laundry in Lawrenceburg and attended the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a daughter, Kerrie Satterly, Lawrenceburg; a son, Donnie D.J. Simpson, Lexington; two granddaughters, Megan Satterly, Lawrenceburg, and Sierra Simpson, Lexington; a sister, Debra S. Buck, Johnson City, Tenn.; and four brothers, Warren and Donnie Keeling, Lawrenceburg, Darrell Keeling, Woodford County, and Mike Keeling, Georgetown.

Services were conducted Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by Bro. David Fralix.

 

Sparks

Minda Faye Caskey Sparks, 62, of Versailles, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Morgan County July 22, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Orville and Delsa Fyffe Caskey. She was a production operator at Y.H. America in Versailles and former employee of Texas Instruments and the Corner Drug Store.

Survivors include four sons, Tyrone Sparks, Dwight Sparks, and Denny Cofer, all of Versailles, and Dwayne Sparks, Glasgow; three sisters, Wandaleen Tindall, Xenia, Ohio, Kathleen Perkins, Dayton, Ohio, and Fern Carroll, Versailles; a brother, Charles Caskey, Versailles; and six grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Potter Funeral Home in West Liberty by the Rev. Charles Caskey. Interment was at the Keeton Cemetery in Morgan County. Casket bearers were her nephews and nieces.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

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