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Versailles, Ky.


 

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May 30, 2002

 

Canty

Doris M. Canty, 85, of Woodford County, wife of Edward P. Canty, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Beverly Health Care, Frankfort.

Born in Nicholls, Ga., she was the daughter of the late James and Sallie Smith. She served in the Womenís Army Corps of the United States during World War II, serving overseas in the Philippines, New Guinea, and Australia.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Chris Hall, Chandler, Ariz.; three sons, Michael Canty, David Canty, and Paul Canty, all of Woodford County; two sisters, Johnie Gillis, Georgia, and Vera Fuller, California; and four grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Frank Osburg. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Lexington. Casket bearers were David Canty, Mike Canty, Bill Hall, Jim Durrell, and Leland Porter. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to St. Leo School, Versailles.

 

Columbia

Calvin "Red" Columbia, 74, of Versailles, husband of Ann Columbia, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Charles Edward and Jessie Hatfield Columbia. He was a retired painter, and had attended Clear Creek Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and reservist.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Patricia Craig McDaniel, Versailles, and Lou Bowman, Lawrenceburg; four sons, Calvin Columbia Jr., Frankfort, Jesse Robert Craig, Millville, Mark Allen Craig, Tyrone, and Norman Craig, Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Joyce Hays and Netty Kimbrell, Lexington; a brother, Quentin Columbia, Lexington; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Tom Hinkle and Chaplain Mike Harris. Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Wes McDaniel, Norman Craig, David Hayes, Tim Collins, Mark Craig Sr., and Jim Jarman. Honorary bearers were Bobby Cummins and Shane Cummins.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Goldey

Nellie Francis Aldridge Goldey, 77, wife of Howard Frank Goldey, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Royal Manor Nursing Home.

She was the daughter of the late Freeman and Gertrude Bolan Aldridge, and a member of the St. Luke Catholic Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Crutchfield, Nicholasville, and Angela Brown, Nicholasville; four sons, John Goldey, Nicholasville, Gerard Goldey, Nicholasville, Paul Goldey, Florida, and Mark Goldey, Nicholasville; 17 grandchildren, including John and Andrew Goldey of Versailles; and nine great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, May 17, 2002, at the St. Luke Catholic Church by Fr. William Bush. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

 

Hamby

Bernice Carolyn Hamby, 63, of Frankfort, wife of Ray Hamby, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at the Bradford Square Nursing Home after a long illness.

The daughter of the late Oscar and Sally Ashby Cates, she was a retired teacher in the Frankfort Independent School System, having taught at Frankfort High School. She was a member of the East Frankfort Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Victoria Greenwell, Versailles; a sister, Sue Myers, Lexington; and two grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 25, 2002, at the LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home, Frankfort, by Dr. Herman Bowers. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Larry Greenwell, Brad Greenwell, Dave Greenwell, Matthew Schell, Roy Grisham, and Paul Myers. Honorary bearers were Sharon Smith and Karen Denney.

 

Hogg

Eric E. Hogg, 35, of Henderson, formerly of Woodford County, husband of Sherri Maish Hogg, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at the Regional Medical Center, Madisonville.

He was assistant administrative coordinator and a teacher at Webster County High School, where he also coached football, power-lifting, and track and field. He also coached football and baseball at Henderson County High School and Scott County High School. He was a 1988 graduate of Georgetown College, where he played baseball, and was a member of the National Guard reserves. He was an avid fisherman and bluegrass music fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jackson Hogg; his parents, Jeanette Hogg, Lexington, and Foster Hogg, Clearwater, Fla.; two sisters, Jody Scibbe, Florida, and Karen Traynor, Burgin; and nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Sunday, May 26, 2002, at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Conn. Burial was in the Fernwood Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Jackson Clay Hogg Trust Fund, c/o Fifth Third Bank. The Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Knox

Charles R. Knox, 56, of Campbellsburg, son of Clara Smith Marcum of Frankfort, died Monday, May 20, 2002, after a sudden illness.

A native of Jackson County, he was a farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Viola Harrison, Richmond, and Elsie Gilbert, Frankfort; three brothers, Albert J. Knox, Millville, David H. Knox, Frankfort, and Johnny W. Anderson, Campbellsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were conducted Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at the Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Burial of his cremated remains was in Joe Miller Cemetery, Jinks.

 

Leigh

Herman Allen Leigh, 63, of Georgetown, husband of Thelma C. Williamson Leigh, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, after a long illness.

A native of Scott County, he was the son of the late Melvin Wesley and Opal Marie Lyman Leigh. He was a self-employed painter, a former employee of Texas Instruments, and a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Melvin Allen Leigh and Michael Scott Leigh, both of Frankfort, David Glen Leigh, Lexington, and Christopher Todd Leigh, Georgetown; four sisters, Betty Sue Vance, Georgetown, Jean Abner, Frankfort, Martha Sewell, Georgetown, and Kaye Warfield, Stamping Ground; and a half-brother, Charles Leigh. A brother, Franklin Leigh; and a half-brother, Robert Leigh, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, May 24, 2002, at the Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, Stamping Ground, by the Rev. Rick Hamilton. Burial was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dustin Howard, Tony Perkins, Kevin Frye, Mark Newby, Ron Skirvin, Tim Jenkins, and Ryan Curry. Honorary bearers were Thomas McAlister, Elmer Jones, Harmon Cross, and Eugene Disney.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Mattingly

James Earl Mattingly Sr., 88, of Shelbyville, widower of Evelyn Eden Mattingly, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville.

A native of Raywick, he was the son of the late Joseph Monroe and Lillie Mae Mattingly. He was a lifelong farmer, and a co-founder and member of Kentucky Trailblazers Horse Club in Shelbyville. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sons, Joe C. Mattingly, Versailles, William E. Mattingly, Jeffersonville, Ind., and James E. Mattingly Jr., Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Mary Mattingly, New Hope, Catherine Greenwell, Lebanon, and Mattie Mattingly, Gravel Switch; a brother, Elias Mattingly, Loretta; 13 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, May 27, 2002, at the Webb Funeral Home, Shelbyville, by the Rev. Fr. William M. Bowling. Burial was in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Raywick.

 

McDaniel

Dora Dale Flora McDaniel, 74, of Versailles, widow of Frank McDaniel, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Jennie Clark Flora. She had been a food services employee for the Woodford County Schools.

Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Armstrong, Indiana; a son, Pete McDaniel, Versailles; eight grandchildren, Pete, Kevin, Krissy, Angela, and Shannon McDaniel, Jason Guess, Stephanie Howard, Lindsey Armstrong; and one great grandchild. A son, Frankie McDaniel, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 25, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Joe Girdler. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bobby Curtsinger, Kevin McDaniel, Pete McDaniel, Lynn Rice, Chad Drake, and Mike Devore.

Memorials are suggested to Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg.

 

McKinney

Porter C. "Jab" McKinney, 75, of Versailles, widower of Ellave McKinney, died Sunday, May 26, 2002.

The son of the late Luther and Vera Mae Gaddis McKinney, he was a member of the First Baptist Church, and was a retired landscaper for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and a former employee of the City of Versailles.

Survivors include a daughter, Ivetta McKinney, Versailles; two sons, Donald and Ronald McKinney, both of Versailles; and five grandchildren. A sister, Josephine Stone, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Willis Polk. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Robert Maxberry, William Maxberry, Steve Brown, Mark Brown, Pete Washington and Joe Campbell. Honorary bearers will be William Buckner, Bobby Greenlee, Joseph Greenlee, Rickey Bottoms, and Wayne Howard. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Rhody

Mary Matthew "Matt" Clark Rhody, 91, of Frankfort, widow of James B. "Bummy" Rhody, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, after a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Alveretta Edwards Clark. She was retired from Rebecca Ruth Candy, and was a member of the Frankfort Womenís Club, the Christian Womenís Club, and a 70-year member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald E. Rhody, Walnut Creek, Calif., and Donald N. Rhody, Frankfort; two daughters, Ann Rhody Hattrick, Frankfort, and Mary Lou Webb, Shelbyville; a sister, Juanita Grider, Frankfort; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, May 24, 2002, at the First Baptist Church, Frankfort, by Dr. Robert Jackson and Dr. Herman Bowers. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Christopher Rhody, Matthew Rhody, Christian Moore, Daniel Moore, Larry Updike, and Jack M. Rhody. Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Sawyer

James Warren Sawyer, 60, of Lexington, husband of Cuba Lee Sawyer, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Covington, he was the son of the late James F. and Julia Middendorf Sawyer. He was retired from IBM as a senior lab specialist, and had later been associated with Fouser Environmental, Versailles. He was a graduate of Xavier University, and was a member of Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where he was a Eucharist minister.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Erin Renee Banks; grandchildren, Brandon Sawyer-Switzer, Anya Michelle Banks, and Colin Archer Banks.

Services were conducted Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Church by the Rev. Robert Nieberding. W.R. Milward Mortuary -- Southland was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Mary Queen Church or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

 

D. Smith

Dorothy Mae Smith, 67, of Versailles, formerly of Fort Dodge, Iowa, widow of William A. Smith, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at the Kindred Hospital, Louisville.

Born in Varina, Iowa, she was the daughter of Lillian Mae Westmoreland, Fort Dodge, and the late Richard C. Westmoreland. She was a retired employee of Kentucky Utilities, a member of Corpus Christi Parish and Holy Rosary, and was the first female member of the Menís Garden Club, Fort Dodge.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Shawn Smith, Lexington; a son, Daniel Smith, Versailles; a stepson, Thomas W. Smith, Plover, Wis.; a stepdaughter, Jeanie M. Campbell, Minburn, Iowa; two grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; and 14 brothers and sisters.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Laufersweiler - Sievers Funeral Home, Fort Dodge, by the Rev. Laurence Burns.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

J. Smith

James D. Smith, 92, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Ruth Young Smith, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at Bradford Square Nursing Home, Frankfort.

Born Feb. 7, 1910, in Anderson County, he was a retired meat cutter for C&D Market, Versailles, for 23 years, and the Broadway Market, Lawrenceburg, for three years. He was a member of the Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church and the Fisher of Men Sunday school class. He was a 50-year Mason with the Anderson Masonic Lodge #90, a 60-year member of the Modern Woodsmen of America, and a Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, James Thomas Smith, Versailles; a daughter, Cheri Smith Lynn, Frankfort; four grandchildren, Diana Smith Koonce, Lexington, Jeffrey Lynn, Lexington, Steve Smith, New York, and Eric Dale Lynn, Los Angeles, Calif.; a step-grandson, Brent Green, Louisville; two great grandchildren, Lauren and Joseph Koonce, Lexington; and a step-great grandson, Mitchell Green, Louisville. A brother, Walter Smith; and four sisters, Elizabeth Young, Carrie Young, Sarah Eddie Smith, and Mable Milburn, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by Dr. Greg Burton. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jeff Koonce, Jeffrey Lynn, Bud Gritton, Eric Lynn, Brent Green, Steve Smith, and Charles Blacketer. Honorary bearers were the Fisher of Men Sunday school class.

Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimerís Association, 836 Euclid Avenue, Suite 322, Lexington, KY 40502, or the Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church TV Ministry, 111 North Main Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

 

Whelan

Nancy Ann Whelan, 68, of Rochester, Minn., formerly of Lexington, wife of Edward Whelan, died Friday, May 17, 2002, of ovarian cancer.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Dan Whelan, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two daughters, Carolyn Macken, Rochester, and Laurie Keith, Versailles; and three grandchildren, Kelsey Macken, and Harrison and Ellen Keith.

Services were conducted Tuesday, May 21, 2002, in Rochester.

 

Whitt

Katrina Jo Whitt, 27, of Versailles, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, from injuries received in an auto accident.

Born in Fayette County, Ms. Whitt was the daughter of Rodney and Carol Whitt, and was a 1993 graduate of Woodford County High School, where she had been active in band and in the chorus. She had participated in Little League, softball, and basketball in the Woodford Count Parks and Recreation program, and had been a cheerleader mascot. She was an employee of Pimlico Manor Nursing Home in Lexington, where she was a certified nursing assistant.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Darrell Whitt, Versailles; her paternal grandparents, Denzil and Grace Whitt, Worthington; and her maternal grandparents, Joe and Ruth Clark, Flatwoods.

Services will be conducted Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Kessell and the Rev. Gene Roberts. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Humane Society.

 

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