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May 29, 2003



James Cleveland Dotson, 73, of Lexington, died Tuesday, May 19, 2003, at his home.

A native of Woodford County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Eliza Dotson. He was a plumberís assistant and had been a farmer.

Survivors include a sister, Ora Mae Geers, Lexington; two brothers, Wallace Dotson, Lawrenceburg, and Denny Dotson, Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were conducted Friday, May 23, 2003, in the Versailles Cemetery by the Rev. Gary Maynard. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



William Clinton "Clint" Hancock, 84, of Lexington, husband of Dorothy Johnson Brooks Hancock, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at his home.

Born in Woodford County July 28, 1918, he was the son of the late Joe and Ada Thompson Hancock. A veteran of World War II, he served with the 103rd Infantry in the Pacific Theatre, receiving the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one battle star, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with four battle stars, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, and the American Campaign Medal. For several years after the war, he owned and operated Hancock's Grocery in Midway. He later was bookkeeper for Neal's Frozen Foods, General Tire and Rubber Co, and auditor for the Springs Motel. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Baraca Business Men's Class, Calvary Singers, a Fifty Year member of Buford Lodge F&AM, Midway, and a former member of the Midway Lions Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cathy Hancock Comley; four grandchildren, Clinton Hancock Comley, Cathryn Laine Comley, Campbell "Cammie" Sloan Comley and Chase Johnson Comley; two brothers, John Andrew Hancock and Harold Lee Hancock; a sister, Jeanie Covington; several nieces and nephews and cousins. A son, William Clinton Hancock, II; three brothers, Victor, James C. and Joseph Hancock; and a sister, Alice Hancock Parker, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, May 23, 2003, at Calvary Baptist Church by Dr. Robert G. Baker, Dr. Franklin Owen, and the Rev. William K. Simmons. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were his grandsons, Clinton Hancock Comley and Chase Johnson Comley, William H. Foster, Charles Fleckinstein, Thomas Grunwald and Michael Lamb. Honorary bearers were members of the Baraca Men's Class. The W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the William Clinton Hancock, II, Peter S. Winegardner and Toll Hollingsworth Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Sayre School, 194 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, 40507, Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr, Lexington, KY 40504, or Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High Street, Lexington, KY 40507.



Pamela S. Johnson, 54, of Millville, wife of David N. Johnson, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born in Frankfort Jan. 14, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Buddy and Lillian Hearn Smith. She was a member of the Millville Christian Church and was a retired 37 year employee of the Kentucky Retirement System where she served as general manager for 10 years. She was also an avid supporter of the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Tammi Jarboe, Lebanon; a son, Bryan F. Johnson, Millville; her uncle and aunt, David and Nancy Taylor, Frankfort; and a grandchild, Alyssa N. Johnson, Frankfort.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at the Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Ray Holdren. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Lauren Stewart, Joe Hutchinson, Mike Taylor, Jeff Sutton, Steve Mackey, Lee Kemper and John Rose. Honorary bearers were Bones Webber, C.L. Watts, Gary Hippe and Fred Green.

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Mary Nancy Thomas Smith Lippert, 91, of Duckers Road, Midway, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Scott County, she was the daughter of the late John Lewis and Zella Mae Ashurst Thomas. She was a member of the Grassy Springs Christian Church and had attended the Forks of the Elkhorn Baptist Church. She had been a nurseís aid at the Kingís Daughters Hospital in Frankfort, and was a member of the Woodburn Homemakers and Woodburn Garden Club.

Survivors include a sister, Patsy Thomas Harper, Dandridge, Tenn.; two daughters, Judie Woolums and Joan Ethington; two sons, George R. "Bobby" Smith and John L. "Jack" Smith, all of Versailles; nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. A daughter, Mary Sue Smith; a son, Charles H. "Buffalo" Smith; two grandsons, Steven and Chuckie Smith; a sister, Jane Lynch; and two brothers, John Lewis Thomas Jr. and Charles Otis Thomas, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. John Brandon and the Rev. Ronnie Hupp. Interment was at the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jonathan Woolums, Wade Johnson, Joe Conway, Rickey Bourne, Michael Niedwick, George Smith, and Roger Gabbard.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to the Kentucky Diabetes Foundation.

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Glenn O. Thompson, 78, of Springfield, husband of Jane Thompson, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N. C., after a serious illness of five weeks.

Born March 29, 1925, in Beattytown, Ohio, he was the son of the late Charles and Alta (Crabtree) Thompson. He attended Possum School and Enon High School. He entered the United States Army in 1944 and fought in the European Theatre of War with the 775th Field Artillery Battalion. Upon returning home from war he started in the printing business under the GI Bill. In 1962 he purchased Post Printing Company in Minster, Ohio, and later opened plants in Columbus, Ohio, and Lexington, where he served as president until his death. He was also one of the owners of Horseman & Fair World Magazine.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Glenn "Tommy" Thompson II, Versailles, and Timothy Thompson, Springfield, Ohio; a daughter, Pamela Williams, Pinehurst, N. C.; eight grandchildren, Christian Williams, Brandon and Matthew Williams, Joseph, Emerson Jane and Everett Thompson, Beau and Alexandria Thompson; a sister, Emyl Lou Miller, Sahuarita, Ariz.; a brother, Charles R. Thompson, Hillsboro, Ohio; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. A brother, David M. Thompson, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 24, 2003, at Littleton & Rue Funeral Home by Pastor Bill Kelly. Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, New Carlisle, Ohio.

The family requests that memorial gifts be sent to Emery Chapel United Methodist Church, 3500 Springfield-Xenia Road, Springfield, Ohio 45506. Condolences to the family may be expressed at


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