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May 22, 2003



Jackie D. Claypool, 57, of Louisville, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at the Kindred Hospital.

Born April 6, 1946, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Herman and Bessie Cooper Claypool.

Survivors include four sisters, Marjorie Burge, Florida, Bettie White, Lexington, Lequetta Timoney, Florida, and Linda Flint, Florida; and two brothers, Kendall Claypool, Ohio, and Marvin Claypool, Texas. Two brothers, Perry and Joseph, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, May 16, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Larry Keaton. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Michael White, Dean White, Nickie Shryock, and the staff at Duell-Clark.



Henry R. Cornish, 92, of Lexington, widower of Georgia Lee Carson Cornish, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at St. Joseph East Hospital.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late George Sr. and Nettie Sutherland Cornish. He was a veteran of World War II and a retired security police captain from the Bluegrass Army Depot, where he worked for 28 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and Lake Ellerslie Fishing Club, and was a member of Broadway Christian Church and the Mr. & Mrs. Class.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharron C. Schedler, Lexington; three grandchildren, Rebecca J. Hatton, Michael H. Newton, and Casey N. Newton; seven great grandchildren, Stephanie and Sara Lanham, Emma, Casey, Sierra and Courtney Newton, and Kevin Green; two great-great-grandchildren, Miguel Lanham and Meadow Welch; four nieces and nephews, Jerry Risk, Donald Cornish, Wanda Adkins, and Linda Nabors. Two brothers, Clarence Cornish and George Cornish Jr., and two sisters, Jane C. Smathers and Irma Risk, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, May 19, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by Stuart Couve, Minister of Pastoral Care, Broadway Christian Church. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Michael Newton, David Green, David Chapman, Jerry Risk, Donald Cornish, and Winfrey Adkins.

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Annie Mae Egbert, 65, of Macey Boulevard, Versailles, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at her residence.

Born July 8, 1937, in Casey County, she was the daughter of Burnell Brown and Lucy Mae Brown.

Survivors include a daughter, Felicia Egbert, Versailles; 3 sons, William Robert "Robbie" Egbert, Lawrenceburg, Mark Anthony Egbert, Versailles, and Brandon Scott Egbert, Lexington; a sister, Mildred Thompson, Stamping Ground; two brothers, Earl Brown, Florida, and Garland Brown, Lawrenceburg; and six grandchildren, Brittany, Jake, Erinn, Blake, Justin and Hailey Egbert.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 17, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Victor Slatten. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were William Robert "Robbie" Egbert, Mark Anthony Egbert, Brandon Scott Egbert, Anthony Jacob "Jake" Egbert, William "Buddy" Egbert, William Blake Egbert, and Granville Egbert.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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William Clinton “Clint” Hancock, 84, of Lexington, husband of Dorothy Johnson Brooks Hancock, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003.

He was the former owner of Hancock’s Grocery, Midway, had been a bookkeeper and auditor, and was a veteran of World War II.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2003, at Calvary Baptist Church. Visitation will from 4-8 p.m. today, Thursday, May 22, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway.

Memorials are suggested to the Sayre School William Clinton Hancock II, Peter S. Winegardner, and Toll Hollingsworth Memorial Scholarship Fund; Hospice of the Bluegrass; or Calvary Baptist Church.



Vincent Hartman, 51, of 195 Dunroven Drive, husband of Sheri Hartman, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Bluegrass Community Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was a U. S. Navy veteran and retired employee of the Rainbo Baking Company in Lexington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Rosa Griffing, Lexington, and Michael Edward Hartman and C. J. Hartman, both of Versailles; and five grandchildren.

Following cremation, a memorial service was conducted Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Elkins.

Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center or to the Woodford or Fayette Humane Society.



Robert Porter Hutchinson, 65, of 321 Tincher Drive, husband of Joyce Noonan Hutchinson, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

Born in Fayette County, he was a son of the late Julian T. and Geneva Ray Hutchinson. He had graduated from Lexington Catholic High School, had attended St. Mary's College at Lebanon, St. Paul's College in St. Paul, Minn., and the University of Kentucky. He was a U. S. Army veteran and served as a military policeman at Ft. Monroe, Va. He was a retired officer with the Lexington Police Department with 24 years of service, and was the first identification specialist with the department, having been appointed in the 1970s. He and his wife had also owned and operated Hutchinson's Ice Cream in Versailles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Jacqueline Shukla, Lexington, Beverly Terry, Georgetown, and Tina Sharp and Amy Niedner, both of Versailles; two sons, Robert P. Hutchinson and Steven Hutchinson, both of Cropper; four sisters, Martha Talbott, Oysterville, Wash., Catherine DeFelice, Palmyra, Va., and Mary Fister and Blanche Horseman, both of Lexington; three brothers, Julian D. Hutchinson, Lexington, Thomas Hutchinson, Versailles, and Charles Hutchinson, Barrington, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; and 38 nieces and nephews. A sister, Genevieve Hutchinson, and three brothers, Joseph E. Hutchinson, Jay William Hutchinson, and C. Richard Hutchinson, are deceased.

A funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2003, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Frank Osburg. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association, P. O. Box 9067, Louisville, KY 40209-0067, or to the WHAS Children's Crusade at Rockcastle Hospital and Respiratory Center, P. O. Box 1100, Louisville, KY 40202



Sean Edward King, 11, son of Tony and Angela Mathews King of Nicholasville, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was a student at Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary and attended Logana Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandfather, John S. Mathews, Jessamine County; paternal grandparent Charles and Shirley King, Nicholasville; aunts and uncles, Susan and Barry Collins, Jessamine County, Cheryl Mathews, Lexington, and Lori and Doug Dunaway, Versailles; and cousins, Chelsea Williams, Jacob, Amber and Dylan Dunaway, Stacy Collins, Brett and Alissa Collins. His maternal grandmother, Nannie Katherine Marshall Mathews, an aunt, Linda Mathews Riley, and a cousin, Jason Dickenson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Betts &†West Funeral Home by the Rev. Tommy Falin. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were John Armistead, Kent and David Marshall, Bret and Barry Collins and Doug Dunaway.

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Theda Bara Cooley Moberly, 86, widow of Damon Sales Moberly, died Thursday, May 15, 2003.

Born Feb, 22, 1917, in Nicholasville, she was the daughter of the late Tucker and Minnie Comley Cooley. She was an active member of the Camden Avenue Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Gary L. Moberly and Steven L. Moberly, both of Midway; four grandchildren, Lisa Savage, Midway, Damon Bradford Moberly, Nashville, Tenn., Lee Ann Woolums, Georgetown, and Courtney Moberly, Shelbyville; three great-grandchildren, Kyle Carter, and Alyssa and Andrew Woolums; several step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, May 19, 2003, at W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway, by Pastor David Price. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville. Casket bearers were Damon Bradford Moberly, John Savage, Sam Flowers, Travis Miller, Jim Huggins and Philip Marshall.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Camden Avenue Church of Christ, 195 Virginia Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383.



Barbara Newbold, 51, of 2500 Cummings Ferry Road, wife of Bob Newbold of Versailles, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Munich, Germany, she was the daughter of William Cobb of Florida, and the late Fara Occhipinti Cobb. She was a dental hygienist for Dr. Deborah Ray in Lexington and an active member of the Kingsway Assembly of God Church.

In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by a daughter, Sharon Newbold, Pennsylvania; two sons, Nathanael Newbold, California, and David Newbold, Versailles; a sister, Patty Cook, Florida; a brother, Billy Cobb, California; and a granddaughter, Rashell Marie Newbold.

Services were conducted Friday, May 9, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Joe Girdler. Cremation followed services.

Memorials are suggested to the Gideon's International.



Ted Wayne Smith, 45, of Carrollton, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at his residence.

Born Feb. 20, 1958, in Woodford County, he was the son of Gladys Hutchens Coffey of Shelbyville and the late Harvey Smith.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Barbara Coffey, Madison County, and Ruby Smith Brown, Shelby County; and three brothers, Eddie D. Smith, Frankfort, Albert Smith, Madison County, and Cecil Coffey, Madison County.

Services were conducted Friday, May 16, 2003, at the Robinson Cemetery, Estill County. Casket bearers were Eddie Smith, Cecil Coffey, Jason Smith, Hank Smith, Junior Coffey, and Michael Fox. Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.



Elizabeth White, 95, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Ansel Davis White, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg.

Born Nov. 12, 1907, in Muncie, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Ella Maupin Lathrem. She was a homemaker and seamstress, and was a member of the Lawrenceburg Presbyterian Church. She and her husband owned and operated White’s Jewelry in Lawrenceburg for several years.

Several nieces and nephews survived. A son, Carl David White; five sisters, Hallie Mann, Callie Adams, Edna White, Ruby Collins, and Willie Mae Ritchie; and four brothers, Carl Lathrem, Frank Lathrem Jr., Luther Lathrem, and Arthur Lathrem, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Stephen Aschmann. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg.

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