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November 13, 2003

 

Cavanaugh

 Myrtle Hines Cavanaugh, age 85, of Lexington Country Place, formerly of Paris, widow of Lee Clayton Cavanaugh, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at the Lexington Country Place.

Born Feb. 28, 1918, in Menifee County, she was the daughter of the late George and Henrietta Igo Hines. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Bourbon Laundry. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and enjoyed fishing and walking. At age 80, she walked in the Bluegrass 10,000.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Gee, Lexington, and Elaine Stephenson, Louisville; two granddaughters, Sheri Darby, Versailles, and Amy Marie Scholtz, Shelbyville; two great-grandchildren, Meagan and Heather Darby, Versailles; and numerous of nieces and nephews. Two brothers, John and George Hines; and sister, Ann Hines Jordan, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home by Bro. Don Reed. Burial was in the Paris Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mike Morrison, Billy Jordan, Bill Cavanaugh, Donnie Hines, Ron Dennis, Tommy Hines, and Jim Richardson. Honorary bearers were members of the Emily Smith Sunday School Class, Garlon Jordan Jr., and R.S. Cavanaugh.

Memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Alzheimer's Association.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Craig

 Carolyn Mitchell Craig, 72, of 313 Bryanwood, wife of Charles W. Craig, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at the home of her daughter.

Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Jasper and Edna Kelly Mitchell. She was a retired employee of Texas Instruments where she worked for over 28 years and was a member of the Woodford Community Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Diane Smith and Joan Jones, Versailles; three sons, the Rev. Bill Craig, Loveland, Ohio, Richard Craig and David Craig, both of Lexington; two sisters, Barbara Dunn, Georgetown, and Nancy Hamilton, Texas; a brother, Jasper Mitchell, Lexington; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. A daughter, Barbara Elaine Craig, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Byron Jessup and the Rev. Randy Nation. Interment will follow at the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 13, at the funeral home.

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

 

Craig

Geraldine Craig, 71, of Midway, mother of Julia Smith and Donnie Lee Peggs both of Lawrenceburg, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at her residence.

Born at Jenkins in Letcher County, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Edna May Fleming Potter. She was a member of the Midway Church of the Nazarene and was well known for her cooking and baking.

In addition to her two children, she is survived by two sisters; three brothers; and her eight grandchildren, Bill Webb, Midway, Linda Tate, Millville, and Clellie Lewis, Angel Robinson, Brad Searcy, Sean Searcy, Lyn Goodlett, and Lisa Preston, all of Lawrenceburg; and 13 great grandchildren. A great grandson, William Austin Webb, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home in Versailles by Pastor Arnie Wilson. Bearers were John “Cherokee” Patterson and her grandsons. Following services, the body was donated to the University of Kentucky for research.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford County Senior Citizens, 112 North Main Street. Versailles, KY 40383.

 

Lewis

Vivian Ann Jacobs Lewis, 63, of Frankfort, wife of Roy Lewis Jr., died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington, after a long illness.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil E. and Edith Mildred Caudle Jacobs. She was a retired court reporter, and a member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Millville Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, John Lewis III, Tim Clark, and Edward Lewis, all of Frankfort; a daughter, Kim Clark Hall, Frankfort; a brother, Gene Jacobs, Frankfort; 11 grandchildren; and two nephews.

Services were conducted Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the rev. Ray Holdren and the Rev. Robert Baker. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Paul Lightfoot, Buddy Ritchie, Robbie Jacobs, Ray Jacobs, Jimmy Todd, Dale Taulbee, Richard Laack, and Joe Hudson. Honorary bearers were grandchildren Jason Sherrow, Julia Hippe, Andrea Lewis, Kendall Hall, Alex Clark, Jacob Clark, Dylan Hurst, Vance Hall, Blake Lewis, J.D. Lewis, and Sydney Hurst.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or the Markey Cancer Center.

 

Markwell

Chilcie "Gay" Markwell, 67, of Versailles, wife of David R. Markwell, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at her residence.

Born in Casey County July 11, 1936, she was the daughter of the late W. O. and Birdie Mae Lee.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Brenda Gillespie Berger, Versailles, Donna Caney, Frankfort, and Julie Harlow, Versailles; a son, David Allen Markwell, Versailles; three sisters, Christine Dean, Liberty, Irene Justice, Missouri, and Teresa Coffman, Liberty; five brothers, Marvin Lee, Liberty, Bill, Bradley, and Denver Lee, all of Indiana, and Wince Lee, Georgetown; four grandchildren, Tommy Gillespie, Angela Webb, Morigan Caney and Larry Dale Berger II; and three great grandchildren, Logan Gillespie, Clayton Berger, and Branson Webb.

Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at the Duell Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Charles McKinnley Burial was in the New Versailles (formerly Rose Crest) Cemetery. Casket bearers were Larry Bowman, Mark Morrison, Tommy Gillespie, Larry Dale Berger II, Leslie Webb, Steve Lee, and Mike Richardson. Honorary bearers were Danny Berger, Rob Caney, Richard Harlow, Rhonda Bowman, Hazel Morrison, and Lucille Merritt.

 

Myers

Joseph Myers, 60, of Frankfort, widower of Sue Myers, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at his residence.

A native of Bowling Green, he was the son of the late William Taylor and Jean Morris Myers. He was retired from Children Social Services with the Florida Department of Human Resources. He was a member of the Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, and the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include a sister, Gina Morris, Midway; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home. Interment was in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville. Honorary bearers were Barry Adkins, Ted Adkins, and Mike Morris.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the American Heart Association.

 

Perkins

Roy Corliss Perkins Jr., 81, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at Rose Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Roy C. Perkins Sr. and Mary Mallory Perkins. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1957 and received his degree in MPH, health administration from the University of Michigan in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War, and served as assistant director of the University of Maryland Hospital and retired as medical facilities planner for Virginia Department of Public Health.

Survivors include a sister, Mary M. "Peggy" Durkin, Lexington; three nieces, Harriet Wilson and Janis Dougherty, both of Lexington, and Joyce Durkin Baker, of Woodford County; two nephews, Thomas Sallee, Ariz., and Jon E. Durkin, Lexington; and several great nieces and nephews. A brother, William Perkins, and a sister, Frances Sallee, are deceased.

A memorial service was conducted Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Bro. Ray Rue. Guest book at Legacy.com.

Pittman

Donald Wayne "Donnie" Pittman, 57, of 321 Domino Court East, husband of Karen McDonald Pittman, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at his home.

Born in Midway, he was the son of the late Allen and Rose Fathergill Pittman. He was a graduate of Woodford County High School, an employee of Lexel Imaging Systems in Lexington and a former IBM employee, and was a Baptist.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Danny Allen Pittman, Paris, and Rob and Mike Frazier, both of Versailles; five sisters, Nancy Yeary, Midway, Betty Luft, Lexington, Kathleen Conway, Lillie Eaves, and Phyllis Hopewell, all of Frankfort; two brothers, George Pittman, Florida, and William Pittman, Lawrenceburg; and two grandchildren, Danielle Pittman and Zachary Frazier.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Lee Faust. Interment was at the New Versailles (formerly Rose Crest) Cemetery. Casket bearers were Steve Barnett, Rob Frazier, Mike Frazier, Josh Westfall, Bobby Frazier, James Herald, George Pittman and William Pittman.

 

Thompson

LeNora Guynn Thompson, 67, of Georgetown, wife of David C. Thompson Sr., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at Georgetown Community Hospital.

A native of Midway, she was the former owner of the Newtown Grocery.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, David Charles Thompson Jr., Frankfort, and Michael Stuart Thompson, Georgetown; three daughters, Angela Jo Thompson, Frankfort, Tamela Thompson, Georgetown, and Betty Thompson Montgomery, Lexington; a sister, Clara Kissel, Covington; two brothers, Joseph and Leonard Guynn, both of Lancaster; 13 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at Johnson’s Funeral Home by Sam Glenn and Roger Feeback. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery in Stamping Ground. Bearers were Mike Henderson, David Thompson Jr., David Thompson III, Russell Kissel Jr., Joey Rhinehart, and Richard Duncan. Honorary bearers were Joseph Guynn, Leonard Guynn, and Glenn Henderson.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

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