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July 19, 2012



Hiram Bailey Sr., 78, of Lexington, husband of Rosemarie Todd Bailey, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

Born Sept. 12, 1933, in Perry County, he was the son of the late William and Rebecca Bailey. He served in the United States Navy as an air mechanic and was fleet manager for the Kentucky Eagle Company/Anheuser-Busch for 25 years

In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by four children, Hiram Bailey Jr. (Ramona), Versailles, Cecil Bailey (Trish), Versailles, Eva Bailey, Cynthiana, and Mari Burgess (Bryan), Lexington; six grandchildren, Amelia Bailey, Krystal Disney (Brian), Toni Baucom, Jourdan Thompson, Logan Honaker, and Brandon Burgess, USN; four great-grandchildren, Madison and Xavier Disney, Kade "Gabe" Baucom, and Kilee Thompson; two brothers, Charles Bailey and Amos Bailey (Juanita); a sister, Erma Burrus; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 14, at Kerr Brothers, Main Street, Lexington, by the Rev. Greg Pearce. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital.



Hazel Lee Faust Foster, 85, of Greensboro, Ga., widow of Walter Coleman Foster, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Bogart, Ga.

Born on Aug. 9, 1926, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Marshall Foley Faust and Nora Stokley Faust. She graduated from Wilmore High School and was a homemaker and a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church of Versailles. She had been a resident of Greene County for four and a half years, living at Del Webb. Prior to moving to Greensboro, she lived in Nicholasville.

Survivors include a son, Ronald C. Foster (Johanna), Greensboro, Ga.; four grandchildren, Lauren Jung (Jared), Kelly Davis (Taylor), Mark Bare (DeAnn) and Randall Bare (Renee’); nine great-grandchildren, Madeline Bare, Holden Bare, Samantha Bare, Meghan Jung, Rebecca Jung, Rachel Jung, Jacob Davis, Kate Davis, and Jonathan Davis; a niece, Peggy Sherman (Peter); and a number of other relatives. A sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Carl Brandenburg, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, July 13, at McCommons Chapel, Greensboro, Ga., by Chaplain Bill Hayes. Casket bearers were Mark Bare, Randall Bare, Jared Jung, Taylor Davis, Peter Sherman, and Michael Sherman. James Walton was the honorary bearer. Graveside services were conducted at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Lexington on Monday, July 16.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, c/o St. Mary’s Foundation, 1230 Baxter St., Athens, GA 30606. McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, Ga., was in charge of arrangements.

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Elvina Jenkins, 84, of Versailles, died Sunday, July 15, 2012.

Born June 10, 1928, in Hart County, she was the daughter of the late Tommy and Irva Preddy Miller. She was a member of Church of God in Lexington.

Survivors include two sons, Charles (Angie) Jenkins and Terry (Dorothy) Jenkins; a daughter, Linda (Johnny) Sams; a daughter-in-law, Jodie Jenkins; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. A son, Eddie Jenkins, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 18, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Terry Jenkins. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Jamie Redmon, Johnny Sams, Charles Scharborough, Patrick Jenkins, Jeremy Jenkins, and Chris Jenkins. Honorary bearers were John Childress and Kevin Brandenburg.

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Hazel Jones, 91, of Versailles, widow of Clay Jones, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born May 18, 1921, in Hyden, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Cora Collins Stewart.

Survivors include two sons, William Clay (Sharon) Jones and Jess Jones; a sister, Jean (Chandler) Catron; four grandchildren, Clay Jones, Denise Jones, Lori (Josh) DeVore, and Andrea (Ben) Mackey; and five great-grandchildren, Olivia DeVore, and Silas, Eli, Hazel, and Camden Mackey.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 17, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.



The Rev. Thomas Edmond Moore Sr., 84, of Lexington, husband of Ida Moore and widower of Kathleen S. Moore, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

Born May 22, 1928, he was the son of the late Charles M. Moore Sr. and Mary B. Moore. At an early age, he joined Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, Lexington. He joined the ministry at Pleasant Green when the late Rev. Dr. W.A. Jones Sr. served as pastor. He attended the public schools in Lexington and Simmons Theological Seminary in Louisville. He was a pastor for Polk Memorial Baptist Church, Versailles, Bethsaida Baptist Church, Lexington, and First Baptist Church, Falmouth. Until his death, he was a senior associate minister at Pleasant Green. For many years, he was employed by the United States Post Office, and he eventually retired as a certified mason from Fayette County Board of Education.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Rosaleen Connor, Shelia (James III) Williams, and Anna Letton, all of Lexington, Brenda Mariner, Newport News, Va., and Joyce White, Cincinnati, Ohio; three sons, Thomas (Carolyn) Moore Jr., Lexington, Charles (Leticia) Moore, Denton, Texas, and John (Anna Carol) Moore, Bowling Green; a stepdaughter, Anna Leach, Lexington; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 18, at Pleasant Green Baptist Church. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.



Imogene Finley Paris, 88, of Versailles, formerly of Greenville, widow of Lilburn Finley and Stephen Paris, died Friday, July 13, 2012, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born June 29, 1924, in Muhlenberg County, she was the daughter of Coy Deason and Viva Davis Deason. She was a member of Roland Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville and retired in 1980 as a surgery tech from Muhlenberg Community Hospital.

Survivors include a son, Larry (Darla) Finley of Key Largo, Fla.; four granddaughters, Leigh Ann (Michael) McLaughlin, Lexington, Melanie Miller, Lexington, Holly (Doug) Evans, Lexington, amd Meagan Finley, Owensboro; four great-grandchildren, Caroline Evans, Connor Evans, Ella Rhea Miller, and Grayson McLaughlin; and a sister, Evangeline Lee, Mabank, Texas. A son, Rodney Finley, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 17, at Gary’s Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville.

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Charles Wesley Robinson, 78, of Versailles, husband of Louise Reynolds Robinson, died Friday, July 13, 2012.

Born in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Everett and Bessie Medley Robinson. He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired electrician for the University of Kentucky.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Phyllis Morgan, Kim Robinson, and Carol Robinson, all of Versailles; a son, Frank (Anita) Robinson, Versailles; four grandchildren, Ashley Robinson (Clint) Lopez, Andrew Robinson, Casey Watts, and Sicily Browning ; and two great-grandchildren, Megan and Nathan Lopez. A daughter, Vicky Ford, and her husband, Charles, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Casket bearers will be Richard Thacker, Brad Darling, Mike Perry, Jack Tinsley, Kevin Adams, and Brian Schaffer.

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