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Sept. 11, 2003

 

Brumback

Pearl Evelyn Tyre Brumback, 89, of 502 Southland Drive, Versailles, widow of Roy D. Brumback, died Monday Sept. 8, 2003, at her residence.

Born in Frankfort July 31, 1914, she was the daughter of the late James and Estella Hutcherson Tyre. She was a retired nurse’s aide at Taylor Manor Nursing Home and was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Richardson, Versailles, Estella Stewart, Chaplin, Janice Goodspeed, Dallas, and Sandra Thurman, Salvisa; six sons, Jim Brumback, Versailles, John Brumback, Versailles, Wiley Brumback, Lexington, Albert Brumback, Versailles, Glen Brumback, Frankfort, and Mike Brumback, Versailles. a sister, Margaret Lester, Versailles; two brothers, Marcus Nash, Frankfort, and Victor Nash, Mississippi; 23 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren. Two sons, Roy Brumback Jr. and Steven Darrell Brumback, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Gilbert Sargent and the Rev. John Brandon. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Tim and Tony Stewart, David Richardson, David, Steve and Donald Brumback. Visitation will be from noon today until the time of service.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass 208 Steele Street, Frankfort KY 40601.

 

Clark

Christine Clifton Clark, 73, of 829 Nancy Street, Versailles, widow of Alonzo Clark, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Lottie Jones Clifton. She was a former employee of the Kentucky Transportation Department where she worked for 17 years. She was a member of the Pinckard Baptist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Lula Mae Pettyjohn, Versailles; three nephews, Don Pettyjohn, Floyd "Pete" Pettyjohn, and Freddie Jones, all of Versailles; five nieces, Aileen Jones, Christine Smith, Sue Harris, and Connie Sams, all of Versailles, and Bonnie Washburn, Mercer County; and a number of great nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Gertrude Jones and Susie Blevins, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Terry Jenkins. Interment was at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Willie Jones, Ed Harris, Marty Pullin, Brandon Pettyjohn, Josh Pettyjohn, and Pete Washington. Honorary bearers were Floyd Pettyjohn, Don Pettyjohn, and Freddie Jones.

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Clark

Scott Allen Clark, 33, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Melissa "Missy" A. Wooldridge Clark, died Monday Sept. 8, 2003, in Harrodsburg.

Born May 13, 1970, in Jefferson County, he was the son of Linda Marie Heavrin Warmouth of Underwood, Ind., and Lavon Clark of Louisville. He was the owner and operator of Flames Towing & Recovery in Lawrenceburg, a 1988 graduate of Anderson County High School and attended Goshen Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a son, Jesse Allen Clark, Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Donna Warmouth Rakestraw, Lawrenceburg, and Kimberly Warmouth, Georgetown; four brothers, Todd Courtney, Versailles, Donald Ray Warmouth, Lawrenceburg, Todd Clark and Juan Clark, both of Louisville; grandfather, Merlin H. Basham, Henryville, Ind.; great grandmother, Louise Heavrin, of New Albany; and 13 nieces and nephews. His grandmother, Marie Basham; and an aunt, Mary Heavrin Speaks, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by Bro. Robert Logue. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Friends may call after 8 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested to the Jesse Allen Clark Trust Fund, c/o Century Bank, 201 W. Woodford Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

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Collins

Vernon Collins, 88, of Lexington, widower of Katherine Collins, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at his residence.

Born in Madison County, he was the son of the late Douglas and Lena Collins. He was retired from the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and was a World War II army veteran. Survivors include three daughters, Thelma White, Lexington, Anna Grose, Woodford County, and Betty Raider, Lexington; a son, William Thomas Foster, Franklin County; a brother, Roscoe Collins, Richmond; two sisters, Lettie Goins and Annie Marie Evans, both of Richmond; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Henry Collins, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street by the Rev. Ronnie Cook. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 11.

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Coppage

Harold C. Coppage, 90, of 204 Selma Street, Versailles, husband of Mayme Wilson Coppage, former owner and operator of Versailles Market, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003.

Born in Gilroy, Calif., he was the son of the late Owen Chester and Alice Hufford Coppage. He was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church. A U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, he had graduated from Asbury College and had worked for both Montgomery Ward and the former C & D Market during retirement.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Joyce Hedges, Versailles; two sons, Robert G. Coppage, Lexington, and Robert Weber, Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Weber, Karla Weber, Lisa Couch, and Jill Hall; and five great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Coleman Howlett. Interment was at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Lloyd, Curtis Lloyd, J. R. Couch, Kevin Hall, Gary Wilson, and Tommy Wilson. Honorary bearer was Ikey Blackburn. Memorials are suggested to the Versailles United Methodist Church Building Fund or Asbury College.

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Jones

Floyd Jones, 85, of Corbin, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at Baptist Regional Medical Center.

Born July 4, 1918, in Whitley County, he was the son of the late Jim and Ollie Worley Jones. He was a retired truck driver for Dixie Ohio Express.

Survivors include two daughters, Aileen Jones and Phyllis McCoy, both of Corbin; four sons, Johnny, Jack, and Jerry Jones, Corbin, and Paul Jones, Versailles; a brother, Emerson Jones, Corbin; and two sisters, Judy Bunch, South Carolina, and Lillian Christopherson, Corbin.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at the O’Neil Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

 

Kenney

 Charles Thomas Kenney, 72, of Lexington, husband of Bessie Kenney, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late Olla and Elizabeth Stith Kenney. He was retired from IBM and was a member of Crossroads Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a stepson Robert A. Mullins, Lexington; a stepdaughter, Emily D. Kays, Richmond; his granddaughter, Whitney Paige Mullins, Lexington; two brothers, William Kenney, Lexington, and Joe Kenney, Fla.; and two sisters, Edna Coleman, Lexington, and Pat Suber, Fla. A sister, Francis Miller, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Glen L. Schneiders. Entombment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Larry Coleman, Dona Carty, Nathan Perry, Jr., Shane Kays, Johnny Crain, and Tommy Miller.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

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Lesshafft

Park Smith Yates Lesshafft, 85, of Lexington, wife of Charles Thomas Lesshafft Jr., widow of William H. Yates, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at Tanbark Nursing Home.

Born in Lawrenceburg, she was the daughter of the late Marion Park and Oneita Smith.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Nita S. Yates, Dayton, Ohio,, and Josephine S. Yates, St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Allie Bond Coger, Rochester, N.Y.; three nephews, Todd Lemley, Woodford County, Wayne Lemley, Colorado, and Wayne Coger, Rochester, N.Y.; a niece, Marian Coger, Rochester; two stepchildren, Mary Jane Harrison and Tom Lesshafft; and four step-grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street.

Contributions are suggested to Charles T. Lesshafft Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536, the Methodist Children's Home of Kentucky, 2050 Lexington Road, Versailles, KY 40383, or to a charity of one's choice.

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McGarvey

Eddie McGarvey, 65, of Lexington, husband of Helen McGarvey, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at his residence.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of Evelyn McGarvey and the late John "Buck" McGarvey. He was an employee of IBM, a graduate of Lafayette High School, and served in the U.S. Navy. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, John McGarvey, Frankfort; a daughter, Terrie Hager, Lexington; four sisters, Jeannie O'Dell, Lexington, Carol Rae Redding, Versailles, Donna McGarvey and Patricia Baxter, Lexington; and five grandchildren, J.W. Hager, Travis Hager, Amanda Wilson, Kayla and Jana McGarvey.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, 333 Guthrie Street, Suite 207, Louisville, KY 40202.

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Merkel

Richard D. Merkel Sr., 60, of Lexington, husband of Dorothy Merkel, died Monday Sept. 8, 2003.

Born Feb. 4, 1943, in McKees Rocks, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel and Anne Jane Morrow Merkel. He was an employee of OSRAM Sylvania and served in the U.S. Army.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Susan Patton, Barbara and Richard Jr.; two sisters, Mary Geyer and Barbara Luksis; two brothers, George and Edward; four grandchildren, Heather, Anthony, Matthew and Sherman; four step-grandchildren, Daniel, Becky, Portia and Robby; and three great grandchildren, Tayte, Tyler and Latrel.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by the Rev. Joe Saulino. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

 

Szatkowski

Deborah Ann Thompson Szatkowski, 49, of Frankfort, wife of Richard Thomas Szatkowski, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at her home following a long illness.

A native of Morgan County, she was a department assistant for A.O.C., Kentucky state government. Prior to moving to Frankfort, she was a member of Southern Acres Christian Church in Lexington and was a member of the Church of Ascension.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, the Rev. Bradley Wayne Warfield, Johnson City, Tenn.; a stepson, Daniel Szatkowski, Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Stacey Gayle Warfield Wilson, Lexington; a stepdaughter, Stacy Szatkowski, Versailles; her parents, the Rev. Charles Grover and Margaret K. Thompson Jr., both of Lexington; two brothers, R. Bruce Thompson, Winchester, and the Rev. George Edward Thompson, Greenville; four sisters, Jean Edna T. Chaney, Margaret Elizabeth T. Cottle, West Liberty, Susan Bernice T. Clay, Crossville, Tenn., and Brenda Kaye T. Kendall, Lexington; and a grandson, David Logan Wilson. A brother, Charles Grover Thompson III, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at the Church of the Ascension by the Reverend Charles Ellestad. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jason Nichols, Steven Thompson, Bill Adkinsson, Earl Higgs and Carl Smith.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass and the building fund for the Church of Ascension.

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