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September 1, 2005



  Burch Adams Jr., 80, formerly of Versailles, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005.

He was a retired employee for the City of Versailles, a U. S. Army veteran, a member of American Legion Post #67, and a member the Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include a brother David Adams, Lexington; a sister, Christina Arnold, Tampa, Fla.; and an aunt, Martha Oliver, Georgetown. A brother, Ambrose Adams, is deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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  Ethelyn G. Grimes, 85, widow of Homer L. Grimes, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, in Corydon, Ind.

Born in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Walter Lewis and Lela Van Hoose. She retired as a medical secretary and was a member of Gardenside Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Terrence F. Grimes, Louisville; a daughter, Phyllis Jean Womack, Georgetown, Ind.; a brother, George Lewis, Manassas, Va.; a sister, Edythe Cable, Versailles; two grandchildren, Mark Womack and Ann Lewis Resto; and a great-grandchild, Julie Anne Womack.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by the Rev. Harold G. Polk. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Friends may call today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m.



  Elizabeth "Betty" Francis Hudson, 86, of Versailles, widow of Hans K. "Jack" Hudson Jr., died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at her home.

Born Sept. 11, 1918, in Morristown, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Pomeroy T. Francis and Frances Francis Lockwood. Her stepfather was Preston Lockwood. She was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church.

Survivors include three children, Alexandra H. "Far" Parker, Pensacola, Fla., Hans K. "Kit" Hudson III, Versailles, and John F. Hudson, Punta Gorda, Fla.; five grandchildren, Kenneth M. Parker, Columbus, Miss., Elizabeth P. Runkle, Montgomery, Ala., Caroline K. Parker, Washington, D.C., John B. "Brad" Hudson, Versailles, and Kimberly L. Hudson, Columbus, Ohio; six great-grandchildren, Dylan Parker, Josie Parker, Brody Runkle, Grace Runkle, JB Hudson, and Collin Hudson. Two brothers, the Rev. John C. Francis and Pomeroy T. Francis, are deceased.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 1, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. A memorial service, officiated by Fr. David Brannen, will be conducted immediately following visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or Woodford Humane Society, P.O. Box 44, Versailles, KY 40383, or St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 161 Locust Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

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  Morrison Glenwood ("Morrie") Kitchen, 78, of Lexington, husband of Patricia Kerns Kitchen, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, of lung cancer.

Born July 12, 1927, he was the son of Jessie and Asa Kitchen of Lexington. He attended Lafayette High School and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in electrical engineering. He retired from Texas Instruments in 1989.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Lynn Kitchen, San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Leslie Kitchen, Lexington, and Asa Kitchen, Fort Collins, Colo.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Leslie, is deceased.

A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Aug. 27, at Hillcrest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Glenn Kitchen, Kem Kitchen, Les Chapman, John Leslie Hetterman, Don Kitchen, and Ron Kitchen. Honorary bearers were Lynn Grogan, Russ Marshall, Dick Dickerson, and Bobby Flynn. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home Main Street, was in charge of arrangements.

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  Sherman Trayner, 69, of Harrodsburg, husband of Norma Jean Trayner, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.

A native of Mercer County, he was the son of the late Martin Luther and Sadie Perkins Trayner. He was a retired engineer for IBM, a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Faith, Hope, and Love Sunday school class and a deacon, and was an associate member of the Southwest Baptist Church, Ft. Myers, Fla. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge #777 F&AM, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kim Shannon, Frankfort, and Ann Robin Dunaway, Harrodsburg; a son, Dale Trayner, Chesapeake, Va.; three sisters, Mary Alice McDonald, Greenville, S.C., Doris Carey, Louisville, and Helen Wade, Lexington; five brothers, Luther Austin Trayner, Lexington, Morris Trayner, Danville, Ronald Trayner, Midway, Lynn Trayner, Ohio, and Howard Trayner, Springfield; three grandchildren; a step-grandson; an aunt; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 29, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Dr. Robert DeFoor. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Casket bearers were Arvid Tackett, Kyle Pankey, Jimmy Currens, Harry Kimmey, Mike Mulheeren, Houston Moody, Clyde Jenkins, and Jack Wicks. Honorary bearers were Jack Raudenbush, Kenny Carey, Connie Gillis, Dick Dart, Jack Houston, Dave Edens, Dennis Trayner, David Trayner, Troy Trayner, Michael Carey, and Stanley Jenkins.


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  Lucy Carroll Van Pelt, 32, of Versailles, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

She was the daughter of Billy and Peggy Williamson Van Pelt.

Survivors include three brothers, Billy Van Pelt II, John Van Pelt, and Jerry Van Pelt, all of Lexington; and her grandfather, William G. Williamson, Renfro Valley.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 31, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Dan Noll. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Billy Van Pelt II, John Van Pelt, Jerry Van Pelt, Danny Spears, Gary Spears, Michael Spears, and Robert Hinton. Honorary bearers were Dr. Todd R. Cheever, M.D., Roy B. Marshall, Virginia Payne, William G. Williamson, Dan Luckett, Fr. Charles McDonald, Diane Hay, Lewis Spears, and the Cardinal Hill Adult Day Health staff. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Cardinal Hill Adult Day Health, 2050 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504.

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  John Owen Webber, 100, of Delaney Ferry Road, widower of Doris Wilson Webber, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at his home.

He was a lifelong member of Mortonsville Methodist Church, where he was secretary-treasurer for many years. He was a farmer and an election officer, and served as an ASC officer for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Jean Carol Cain; a son, John Wayne Webber; eight grandchildren, Sharon Meade, Paintsville, John Cain, Margaret Watkins, and Linda Graebe all of Versailles, Russell Webber, Shepherdsville, Loretta Henson, Lexington, Rebecca Webber, Georgetown, and Crystal Webber, Versailles; 11 great-grandchildren, Leslie and Olivia Meade, Emily and Michael Cain, Ashlie and Sarah Watkins, Allie and Mackenzie Graebe, Anna, Benjamin and Michael Webber. A grandson, Charlie Cain, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 29, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Dr. David Jeffares and the Rev. Amy Barkman. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to Woodford Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 196, Versailles, KY 40383.

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  The Rev. Mary Lou Wright, 76, of Georgetown, widow of Raymond B. Wright Sr., died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

The daughter of the late Ellis and Lula Cook Kates, she was a homemaker and a member of the Revival Center Pentecostal Church of God, Georgetown.

Survivors include four sons, Raymond Wright Jr., Paris, George Robert Wright, Georgetown, Jerry Wright, Harrodsburg, and Harold Wright, Versailles; a daughter, Patsy L Wilcox, Lawrenceburg; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Aug. 29, at the Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. A. L. Ulmer and the Rev. Gene Roberts. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ricky Dale Wright, Gerald Junior Wright, Anthony Wright, Bryan Fallis, Jason Fallis, and William Hampton. Honorary bearers were Brent Florian, Robert Wright, and Chip Stamper.

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