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July 26, 2012



Billy Hamilton Adams, 93, of Lexington, widower of Oneva Alcorn Adams, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at Sayre Christian Village.

Born Feb. 13, 1919, in Nicholasville, he was the son of the late Carter and Jane Peel Adams. He served in the U.S. Army, was the owner and operator of Adams Plumbing and a past president of the Bluegrass Plumbing Association. He was a charter member of Northern Heights Christian Church and a member of Broadway Christian Church. He was a member of the Devotion Lodge #160 F&AM; a York Rite Mason, a member of the Oleika Shrine Temple, where he was a past captain of the patrol. He was a past president of the Lexington Shrine Club, the Royal Springs Shrine Club, past director of the Jesters and past president of the Masonic Temple Association.

Survivors include a son, William E. (Lora) Adams, Lexington; a daughter, Nancy Jane (Mike) Richardson, Versailles; four grandchildren, Kellie (Ken Jr.) Hays, Louisville, Shannon (Scott) Penegor, Lexington, Bryan H. (Michal) Adams, Georgetown, and Jennifer (Ross) Bridges, Nicholasville; nine great-grandchildren, Connor and Kyler Hays, Carter Hamilton and Keegan Penegor, Ella Marie Wehrman, Austin and Alyvia Adams, and Aubrey and Anna Bridges; and a cousin, Mildred Rodes.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, July 26, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, by Minister Ronnie Hupp. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. His grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as casket bearers. Honorary bearers will be members of the Oleika Shrine Temple.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502.



James "Jim" King, 89, of Versailles, husband of Iola Poe King, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Hospice Care Center at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Parkin, Ark., he was the son of the late George W. King and Molly Jones King. Retired from Texas Gas Transmissions Corp., he was a graduate of University of Arkansas with a degree in engineering, was a navigator in the Army and flew 25 missions over Germany, and was an active member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Patty Molnar (Mike), Pamela King, and Paula Evans (Mike), all of Versailles; four grandchildren, Cory and Christopher (Tiffany) Qualls, Ashley Buck, and Kristin Burger (Shawn); and two great-grandchildren, Callie Jo Qualls and Shawn Burger Jr.

Services were conducted Friday, July 20, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Cabell. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Cory and Christopher Qualls, Mike Evans, and Mike Molnar. Honorary bearers were the Versailles Baptist Church Bob Hayes Sunday school class.

Memorials are suggested to charity of one’s choice.

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Christine Lane McDonald, 90, widow of Elias "Mac" McDonald Jr., died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born July 11,1922, in Bowling Green, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ada McCormick Lane. She was a hairdresser and owner of La-Christi-Eve Salon for 52 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Ann McKnight, Versailles; three sons, Robert S. Giles (Debra), Versailles, Keith Littrell (Kathy), Nashville, and Clarence "Buddy" Littrell (Cindy), Florida; two sisters, Minnie Sue Nelson, Lexington, and Anna Dearinger, Versailles; two brothers, Joseph Albert and William A. Lane, both of Lexington; nine grandchildren, Roland, Steven, and Brian Giles, Ann C. Malik, Amanda J. Lewis, Brooke Littrell, Ashley L. Littrell, and Robin Brown; and seven great-grandchildren, Samantha Ryan, Erin, Brian, B.J. Giles, and Amaan, Aliya Malik and Jackson Lewis. A brother, Robert E. Lane, and a grandson, Robert Colby Giles, are deceased.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Thursday, July 26, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Jeff Johnson. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Bluegrass Council of the Blind, 1093 South Broadway Suite 1230, Lexington, KY. 40504.

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Blossom Carrie Morgan, 90, of Lexington, founder of Morgan Funeral Home, Versailles, widow of Harold Morgan, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

The daughter of the late Margaret and Robert Gilmore Sr., she was a member of New Vine Baptist Church since 1938, where she served as the director and organist of the Senior Choir until her death.

Survivors include a sister, Hattie B. Maupins; two brothers, Robert Gilmore Jr. (Christine) and Isaac Gilmore; a granddaughter, Haroldletta Morgan; a foster son/great-nephew, John Byrd Jr. (Renee); a special niece, Vivian Jackson; a special nephew, John Byrd Sr., and a numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Two sisters, Lucille Hill and Francis Byrd, and a daughter, Judy Ann Morgan, are deceased.

A wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, July 26, at New Vine Baptist Church, Lexington. Visitation will be held Friday, July 27, from 11 a.m. until the start of service at 1 p.m. at the church.



Janet M. Sloan, 88, of Versailles, a retired New York City Public Health Nurse, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at her daughter’s home.

A native of Flint, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mattie Gates Collins. She moved to New York after high school and graduated from Brooklyn State School of Nursing. She moved to Versailles in June 2011. She was member of The Order of the Eastern Star in Jamaica, N.Y., a lifelong member of both the Council of Negro Women and the NAACP. After the passage of the Voting Rights Act she was a poll watcher until 2009 at the local public school, P.S. 36. She was an avid shopper and traveled throughout the United States and Africa.

Survivors include two siblings, Doris (Collins) James and the Rev. Eddie Collins; a daughter, Renée (Gerald) Reynolds; three grandchildren, Ghani (Sara), EmmaMarie, and Ellison; and two great-grandchildren, Adeline and Gabriel. Nine siblings are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, July 23, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial was in the Steele Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to The First Baptist Church 233 S. Main St. Versailles, KY. 40383.

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Naomi Robinson Townsend, of Versailles, wife of John Townsend, died Saturday, July 21, 2012.

Born in Sandy Hook, she was the daughter of the late Arlie and Lillian Parsons Robinson. She was a retired employee at Kuhlman Electric.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lillian (Leroy) Janisch, Illinois, and Kay King, Versailles; two sons, Franklin (Patricia) Fleming, Versailles, and Wayne (Brenda) Fleming, Jenkins; a sister, Marion Sammons, Grayson; a brother, Randolph Robinson, Cincinnati; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 24, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Carl Jones, the Rev. Jason King, and the Rev. Shaun King. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Phillip Robinson, Allen Robinson, Kenny Fleming, Wayne Fleming, Fred Fleming and Don Lunford.

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Glenn Thompson, 57, of Stamping Ground, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

Born June 12, 1955, in Versailles, he was the son of Mildred M. Thompson and the late Stanley E. Thompson. He was a dispatcher for Vascor.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Deanna (Colin) McDonald, Georgetown; two sons, Anthony Ramsey and Glenn Allen Thompson, both of Stamping Ground; a brother, William "Ronnie" (Terri) Thompson, Versailles; six grandchildren, Stacey Roach, Megan Wood, Walker McDonald, Destiny McDonald, Danielle Ramsey, and Ariah Thompson; and a nephew, Chris Thompson.

Services were conducted Monday, July 23, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Terry Walters. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Anothony Ramsey, Chris Thompson, Glenn Allen Thompson, Eddie Thompson, Patrick Rodgers, and Tony Riddell. Honorary bearers were Colin McDonald, Butch Adams, Gary Graves, Willie Breen, Paul Huffman, Terry Webber, and Jim Brutsman.

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