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Sept. 25, 2003



Maxine Lyon Adams, 93, of Louisville, formerly of Magoffin County, widow o Roosevelt R. Adams, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at her residence in Treyton Oak Towers.

Born Sept. 29, 1909, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Drusilla Howard Lyon. She was a retired school teacher for the Jefferson County Schools and a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary A. Hall, Louisville, and Sharon A. Sanders, Versailles; a sister, Ethel Cooper, London, Ohio; three grandchildren, Kimberlee Hall David, Dr. John A. Sanders, and Janice Sanders Ireland; and eight great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville, by Jack Howard. Burial was in the Lyon Family Cemetery in Coon Creek.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville.

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Don R. Brumback, 66, of Frankfort, husband of Joy Logan Brumback, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at his residence.

Born in Frankfort July 7, 1937, he was the son of the late Emmitt and Waunita Olds Brumback. He was a retired Quebecor World employee, and a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church, the Kentucky Historical Society, American Legion Post #7, and K.A.S. TUSLOG 60-61 group. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Eric Brumback, Frankfort; a brother, Gerald Brumback, Frankfort; and two grandchildren, Allison and Ethan Brumback. A brother, Sherman Brumback, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Todd Lester and the Rev. Lewis Seward. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Ken Long, Glenn Baker, Bill Godby, Dean Rambo, George Southworth, Gary Logan, and Henry Logan. Honorary bearers were Tommy Lippert, Peaks Mill Class of ’55, and “Original Cast” K.A.S. 60-61.

Memorials are suggested to the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church building fund.



Iris Crosthwaite Byington, 79, of 127 Poinciana Court, Versailles, wife of Ernest Byington, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Boyd County, she was a daughter of the late James and Rosa McKenzie Crosthwaite. She was a former bookkeeper at the University of Kentucky and at Kentucky Business Machines where her husband was a part owner. She was a member of the South Elkhorn Christian Church. Active in history and genealogy, she was a member of the Boonesborough Society, the Daughters of the American Colonists, the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, The Dames Court of Honor, the U. S. Daughters of 1812, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Huguenot Society, and the Sons and Daughters of Pilgrims. She was also a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, and was a past president of the Kentucky Genealogical Society.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Pamela Noyes, Versailles; and a sister, Avonia LeVan, Virginia. A sister, Elaine Zimmerman and a brother, James Crosthwaite, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Dixon Barr. Entombment was at the Lexington Cemetery Mausoleum.

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Marjorie McCracken Hatton, 78, of Paris, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her residence.

Born July 21, 1925, in Scott County, she was the daughter of the late A.O. and Margaret Mason Sharon, and the widow of Robert McCracken and Harold Hatton. She graduated from Oxford High School in Georgetown.

Survivors include two sons, Sharon Trooper McCracken, Paris, and Jackie McCracken, Florida; two brothers, Leslie Murphy Sharon, Midway, and Marvin Clay Sharon, Paris; six grandchildren; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A son, Richard Mark McCracken, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home Chapel, Paris, by the Rev. Don Reed. Burial was in the Paris Cemetery. Casket bearers were John Tracy Sharon, Leslie C. Sharon, David A. Sharon, Eric Gnau, Darrell Poynter, and Gary McCracken. Honorary bearers were John Beaton, Leonard Shanks, David Sharon, and Mike Sharon.



Julia Parker Johnson, 86, of Sudith, widow of Roy Elmer Johnson, died Friday, Sept., 19, 2003, at Darby Square Rehabilitation Center in Lexington after an extended illness.

Born May 9, 1917, in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna Lizzie Brannon Parker. She was a member of Revival Tabernacle in Lexington and a former member of City of Refuge Full Gospel Church at Olympia.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Crouch, Olympia, and Patricia Clemons, Versailles; three sons, Raymond Johnson, Bob Johnson, and Danny Johnson, all of Lexington; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Walton, Lexington, and Lucille York, Winchester; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A daughter, Rosa J. Mullins; seven sisters; and three brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Menifee Home For Funerals by Bro. Bryon Jessup, the Rev. Bobby Centers and the Rev. David Adams. Burial was in the Upper Salt Lick Cemetery. Casket bearers were family and friends.

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