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April 19, 2012



Pastor Scott C. Bryan Sr., 71, of Frankfort, husband of Margaret Hollan Bryan, died Friday, April 13, 2012, of leukemia.

The son of the late Charles and Ruby Bryan, he had been a builder and contractor in the Frankfort area for the past 45 years. Though he specialized in the construction of residential homes, he also built several commercial landmarks through Frankfort. He served in various churches over his lifetime. He was a Sunday school teacher, childrenís church director, and ordained deacon at Thornhill Baptist Church for over 20 years. During this time he also founded the Faithful in Christ radio ministry, preached at the Franklin County Regional Jail, and served as interim pastor at Old Cedar Baptist Church in Owenton and St. John Baptist Church. He became an ordained minister in 1991, and pastored the Peaksmill Baptist Church, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, and most recently was serving as pastor at The Lighthouse Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

In addition to his wife of 52 years, he is survived by a son, Dr. Scott (Nancy) Bryan II, Bluefield, Va.; a daughter, Sara Bryan (Jeffrey) Ramsey, Louisville; four grandsons, Jeremy Scott Bryan, Smyrna, Ga., Justin Charles (Kasey) Bryan, Blacksburg, Va., Jordan Daniel Bryan, Bluefield, Va., and Matthew Grant Ramsey, Louisville; a sister, Patty (Ronald) True, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and an aunt and uncle, the Rev. and Mrs. Donald White of Versailles. A brother, Gene Bryan, is deceased

Services were conducted Monday, April 16, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Dr. Scott Bryan II. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jeremy, Justin, and Jordan Bryan, Jeffrey Ramsey, Dr. Charles Bryan, and Ronald True. Honorary bearers were the men of the Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to The Endeavor Program for Children with Autism of Carriage House Pre-school, 13101 East Point Park Blvd., Louisville, KY 40223, or The Lighthouse Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 944, Shelbyville, KY 40066.

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James Allen "Jimmy" Bryant, 81, widower of Ann McCarthy Bryant (the mother of his 12 children) and Linda Maupin Bryant, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Kenwood Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.

Born March 6, 1931, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Alma Dougherty and James Maxey Bryant. He was a longtime member of Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus during his younger years. He enjoyed playing golf, was an avid UK Wildcats fan, and was a retired Allstate Insurance agent.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Adele Boyle (Edmond), Paris; a brother, Mike Bryant (Diane), Atlanta, Ga.; six daughters, Becky Maples, Winchester, Sally Thompson (Don), Versailles, Jane Consigli (Fred), Louisville, Nancy Atkinson (Bill), Edgewood, Fran Riddell (Mike), Lexington; and Amy Petit (Kevin), Lexington; five sons, Jim Bryant (Cathy), Joe Bryant (Kay), Charlie Bryant (Janet), Michael Bryant (Becky), and Johnny Bryant (Margie), all of Lexington; 38 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother, John Maxey Bryant, and a daughter, Laura Bryant Schenck, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, April 19, at Cathedral of Christ the King. Burial will follow Calvary Cemetery. His grandsons will serve as casket bearers. Milward-Broadway, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cathedral of Christ the King building fund.



Mary L. Morgan, 89, of Versailles, widow of James R. Morgan, died Monday, April 16, 2012.

Born Nov. 4, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Bessie White. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and worked in the nursery for many years, and was a member of the WMU. She was an avid University of Kentucky Wildcat Basketball fan.

Survivors include four children, Glenn (Judy) Morgan, Versailles, Mary Lynn (Glen) Abney, Paris, Jennie (Curtis) Adams, Lexington, and Minnie (Jim) Cawby, Versailles; two sisters, Minnie Garrett, Michigan, and Hazel Gedrich, Texas; two brothers, Jack White, Midway, and Steele White, Nicholasville;12 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Buddie and Bill White, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, April 18, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Allen Harrod. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Randall McVey, Brian Morgan, Bryan Adams, Adam Centers, Hunter Anglin and Austin Mendoza.

Memorials are suggested to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Youth Fund, 1220 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles, Ky. 40383.



Dr. Frank Farley, 69, of Frankfort, husband of Judy Farley, died Friday, April 13, 2012.

Born Nov. 23, 1942, in Portsmouth, Ohio, he was the son of the late Frank Donald Farley Sr. and Helen Fields Farley. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of Buck Run Baptist Church, and minister of music at Calvary Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Angela Christine Spencer, Stanton; a son, Dr. Don Farley, Frankfort; and six grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, April 17, Buck Run Baptist Church by the Rev. William Hartung and Dr. Hershael York. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Devin Farley, Corbin Farley, Dennie Spencer, Dwight Grubbs, Jeff Douglas, Tommy Karsner, and Jim Jackson. Honorary bearers were John Lucas and the members of the Agape Sunday School Class.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice and/or Buck Run Baptist Church Building Fund.

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Ronnie Fields, 62, of Lawrenceburg, a retired truck driver, formerly of Versailles, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of Clara Soard Fields of Lawrenceburg and the late Robert Dailey Fields. He had attended Woodford County Schools and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God (now Crosspoint Church).

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Dorothy Fields Hill, Lawrenceburg; a son, Tony (Angela) Fields, Lawrenceburg; two daughters, Lyne (Cheda) Evans, Versailles, and Pamela (Wes) Mattingly, Lawrenceburg; and seven grandchildren. Two brothers, Donnie Fields and Bobby Fields, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 16, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Tony Andrade and the Rev. Charles McKinley. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Robby Fields, John Graves, Jackie Bostic, Gary Soard, Mike Roberts, and Danny Decker.

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Ann S. Hall, 93, a retired registered nurse, widow of Dr. C. Noel Hall, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Born Oct. 9, 1918, in Hillsborough, N.C., she was the daughter of the late William Albert and Maggie Godfrey Strickland. She and her husband moved to Versailles following World War II and she became an active member of St. Johnís Episcopal Church and served on the Altar Guild. She had been a member of the Woodford Memorial Hospital Ladiesí Auxiliary and was an avid bridge player.

Survivors include a daughter, Melody Hall (William) Sessoms, Clayton, N.C.; two sons, Charles Noel (Kathy Welch) Hall Jr., Louisville, and Jon Godfrey (Linda Dempsey) Hall, Lexington; four grandchildren, Charlie Sessoms, Carrie Sessoms, Jon Hall Jr., and Amanda Hall Moore; and a great-grandchild, Christopher J. Moore.

A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, April 17, at St. Johnís Episcopal Church by Fr. Phillip Linder. Following cremation, she will be interred at the St. Johnís columbarium.

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Charlotte Virginia Peters Morgan, 82, of Frankfort, wife of John M. "Jack" Morgan, died Sunday, April 15, 2012.

She was an artist and retired designer at Silks Unlimited, and a member of Midway Christian Church and choir.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Connie Greathouse (Don) Chinn, Lexington, and Katherine Morgan Garcia, Louisville; three sons, Alvin Greathouse, Lexington, Bob (Leslie) Greathouse, South Carolina, and David John Morgan, California; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, April 19, at Midway Christian Church by the Rev. Heather McColl and the Rev. Bill McDonald.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Anna Rhodus, 72, of Versailles, died Sunday, April 15, 2012.

The daughter of the late Arthur and Alice Blevins Tate, she was a former secretary for the Gay Law Office.

Survivors include a daughter Stephanie Rhodus, Versailles; a stepson, Greg Rhodus, Lawrenceburg; two sisters Mildred Colliver, Versailles, and Katherine Weisler, Nevada; nephews Jimmy and Lee Tate; and several other nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Louise Brown and Edith Pauline Tate, and a brother, Leroy Tate, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, April, 18, at Rose Crest Cemetery. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

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John L. Stepp, 77, husband of Joann R. Stepp, died peacefully at home on April 13, 2012.

He was the son of the late Jesse and Nola Mae (Spears) Stepp and brother of the late Jayne Preece. He is survived by his wife, Joann (Robinson) Stepp; his daughter, JonAnn Horn; son-in-law E. J. Horn; and two grandsons, Adam and Austin Horn. His brother, Jim Stepp, and his wife, Barbara; his sister, Shirley Hussey; his sister, Doris Depriest and her husband, Roy; his sister, Helen Dreier, and her husband, Winston; his sister, Billie Jean Fromm, and her husband, Bob; and many beloved nieces and nephews also survive him.

John was a graduate of Inez High School and attended Mayo Technical College. He served in the Army Engineering Corps for four years and was stationed in Germany and France. John spent most of his work life in management working for Jeffery Manufacturing, Westinghouse Electric, and Martiki Coal. John had varied interests and hobbies. He was a devoted Christian and member of the Inez First Baptist Church and, most recently, the Versailles Church of God. He served on church boards, led music for Bible School, and enjoyed singing with his wife and a variety of quartets. He was a musician who loved to sing, play the guitar, and share music with friends. He enjoyed seeing his grandsons develop the same love of music. John was also an avid outdoorsman, whether being in the woods or on the water. This was a passion he shared with his brother, son-in-law, and grandsons. Johnís greatest source of joy was his family. He was blessed with a large extended family, a loving wife of 51 years, a daughter who adored him, a son-in-law who called him a friend, and two grandsons that meant the world to him.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to friends for their help and prayers and to Dr. Lee Hicks and Hospice of the Bluegrass for the care they gave.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Layne officiating. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Versailles Church of God, 228 Douglas Ave., Versailles, KY or Inez First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 302, Inez, KY 41224.

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