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Versailles, Ky.


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October 5, 2006



Kenneth Lee Drury, 77, of Lexington, husband of Juanita Fay Alcorn Drury, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006.

Born June 7, 1929, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late George and Hannah McGohon Drury. He was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church. He enjoyed square dancing, fishing, and hunting.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sisters, Minnie Curtsinger, Gay Powers, Jane Peel, and Joyce Eades, all of Jessamine County; and three brothers, Howard Drury, Jessamine County, Edward Drury, Jessamine County, and Curtis Drury, Mercer County. A sister, Ruby Metcalf, and a brother, Roger Drury, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 2, at Betts & West Funeral Home by the Rev. Dick Wilkins. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Stevie Drury, Jimmy Powers, Roger Drury, Kenny Drury, Frank Eades, and John Peel. Honorary bearers were Barry Peel, Bobby Powers, Mike, Rick and Tony Drury, Jack Applegate, Bill Ressor, Lowell Newton, Doug Bradley and Bill Wesner.



Sara Duncan Hotham, 74, of Georgetown, widow of Norman William Hotham, died Saturday, Sept 30, 2006, at the Hospice Care Center.

A native of Midway, she was the daughter of the late Elgin Reynolds Duncan and Helen Hash Terry. She was a homemaker, a former babysitter, and a member of the Penn Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Mark Adams and Robert Adams, Georgetown, and Michael Adams, Lexington; a daughter, Marjorie Adams Hadden, Lexington; three grandchildren, Joseph and Timothy Hadden and Rebecca Hadden Buckler; three great-grandchildren, Kenadi, Kenzie, and Jacob Buckler; and two brothers, James and Jerry Duncan. A sister, Alice Yount, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Johnson’s Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Sageser and Bro. Lowell Coots. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers were Joseph and Timothy Hadden, Scotty and Wayne Hash, J.C. Lewis, Tommy Bell, and Kenneth Buckler. Honorary bearers were Gary Robinson, Carl Wardle, and George Newell.†

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Hospice of the Bluegrass.



Arthur David Lefler, 41, of Richmond, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at his residence.

Born in Frankfort, he was the son of the late Virgil Franklin and Sally Akins Lefler.

Survivors include two sisters, Brenda McMurry and Doris Wright, both of Georgetown; two brothers, Virgil Franklin Lefler Jr., Mt. Vernon, and Douglas Bryan Lefler, Versailles.

Memorial services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, Lexington.



Raymond Peach, 80, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Lillian Drury Peach, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006.

Born Nov. 1, 1925, he was the son of the late John W. and Zorilla Ward Peach. He was a former farmer, milk hauler, and a retired bus driver and custodian with the Anderson County Board of Education. He was a member and elder emeritus with Fairview Christian Church.

In addition to his wife of 63 years, he is survived by a daughter, Brenda Egbert, Lawrenceburg; three grandchildren, Nathan Hoskins, Washington County, and Ray Hoskins and Sharon Chesser, both of Lawrenceburg; four step-grandchildren, Robbie Egbert, Lawrenceburg, Mark Egbert and Felicia Egbert, both of Versailles, and Brandon Egbert, Mercer County; nine great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Drury and Betty Barnett, both of Lawrenceburg; and two brothers, Charles Peach and Donnie Peach, both of Lawrenceburg. A son, Gilbert Raymond Peach; a sister, Barbara Montgomery; and three brothers, Thomas Wesley, John, and Forrest Peach, are deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by Bro. Harry Hebert, Bro. Grant Mathes, and Bro. Steven Drury. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Fairview Cemetery Fund, c/o Marcus Drury, 1491 Kays Road, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.



Jewell Bruner Lowery Walling,82, of Lawrenceburg, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at her residence.

Born Sept. 26, 1924, in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Armster and Leanna Osborne Bruner Sr. She was a retired 30-year employee of General Electric and a member of New Hope Fellowship Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Ilawayne Moeller, Nevada, Janice L. Green, Wilmore, Jessamine C. Kummer, North Carolina, and Bonnie J. Rodgers, Versailles; four sisters, Louise Peel, Dorothy Duncan. and Anna Neal Goldey, Nicholasville, and Martha Freeman, Louisville; a brother, Armster Bruner Jr., Nicholasville; 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and other family members. Her husband, Owen Walling; the father of her children, Lonnie Lowery; a grandson, Richard Kummer; a sister Edna Compton; and five brothers, Claude, Carl, Robert Perry, Raleigh, and Thomas Bruner, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 2, at the New Hope Fellowship Church by Pastor Ron Riley. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Her grandsons served as casket bearers and honorary bearers. Betts & West Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to the New Hope Fellowship Church.



Josephine Olive Peterson Williamson, 94, of Tomahawk,widow of William Thomas Williamson, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at her residence.

Born Oct. 21, 1911, in Sebring, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Charles Oscar Peterson and Potentia Olivia Carlson Peterson. In 1933 she started a three year course of training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. In December of 1946, she enlisted in the army nurse corps as a second lieutenant. For the next five years, she helped her husband with his many business ventures. In 1957 she accepted a nursing position with the Martin County Health Department. In 1974 she left nursing and went into business. She and her husband bought a newly established jewelry store, Williamsons Jewelry, in Inez. She had the store for the next 14 years, until 1988, retiring at age 76.

Survivors include a son, Russell Thomas Williamson, Lexington; two daughters, Lisa Williamson, Washington D.C., and Linda Jo Williamson, Hinton, W.Va.; and four grandchildren, Eliza Williamson, Raleigh, N.C., Sara Williamson, Versailles, Russell Williamson, Lexington, and Rachel Williamson, Louisville.

Memorial services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Golden Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Lennie Marr. Burial was in the Williamson Family Cemetery at Tomahawk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Golden Memorial Untied Methodist Church.

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