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Versailles, Ky.


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March 8, 2012



LaVone B. Biggs, 75, of Versailles, wife of Lloyd Biggs, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at her home.

Born in Huntsville, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Ernest Price and Nancy Jane Waller Brazier. She had graduated from business college and was a former pharmaceutical employee.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Jamie (Margo) Biggs, Versailles, and Greg Biggs, Durham, N.C.; a daughter, Paula (Rob) Stockwell, Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Lucille Presnell, Huntsville, Ala.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A daughter, Stephanie Beshears; and four siblings, James Isaac Brazier, Faye Brazier, Rayburn Brazier, and Billy Brazier, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, March 8, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Chaplain Rick McClung. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Clyde Glenn Burberry, 79, of Midway, husband of Barbara Burberry, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at his home.

Born Aug. 3, 1932, he was the son of the late George and Alice Burberry.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sisters, Dorothy Hutchison, Georgetown, Becky Ellings, of Corvallis, Ore., and Rachel Baldridge, Lexington; four sons and two stepsons, Clyde "Mac" Burberry, Mahomet, Ill., Steve Burberry (Cathy), Harrodsburg, Mark Burberry (Trisha), Harrodsburg, Les Burberry (Patti), Maple Valley, Wash., Jack Allen White (Karen), Versailles, and Tim White (Michelle), Versailles; 18 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Four brothers, two sisters, and a step-daughter, Bobbi Connor, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today, Thursday, March 8, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, by his son Mac Burberry and his nephew, Kent Conder. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery in Mercer County. Casket bearers will be his grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund, P.O. Box 18470, Encino, CA 91416.



Joseph C. Dunagin, 69, of Versailles, husband of Peggy Dunagin, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at his home.

Born in Laurel, Miss., he was the son of the late William and Jean Grimmett Dunagin. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in electrical engineering, a retired IBM and Lexmark employee, and a former employee of the Kentucky Division of Engineering and Contract Administration.

In addition to his wife of 27 years, he is survived by five daughters, Jamie (Wayne) Scoggins and Jennifer (David) Lumpkins, both of Texas, Allison (Johnny) Asch, Frankfort, Megan (Ryan) Boyd, Louisville, and Amy Dunagin, Versailles; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A brother, Bill Dunagin, is deceased.

A celebration of life was held Sunday, March 4, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Lehman.

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Sarah Weekley Hoe, 85, of Lexington, widow of Walter R. (Buddy) Hoe Jr., died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at her home

Born July 14, 1926, in Bristol, Va., she was the daughter of the late Mary L and Bernard H. Weekley. She moved to Middlesboro, Ky., at the age of four, where she remained until 2009. She graduated from Middlesboro High School and attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., for two years before returning to Middlesboro in 1946. She was active in First Baptist Church, Middlesboro, serving on many committees and as a Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include a sister, Barbara Weekley Smith, Versailles; and three nieces, Sissy Cobb and Sue Gaines, both of Versailles, and Lynn Satterfield, North Carolina. A daughter, Mary Beth Hoe Ullman, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 3, at First Baptist Church, Middlesboro. Casket bearers were Bo Hoe, Jac Ullman, Billy Gaines, Arnold Cobb, Tommy Rankin, and T. A. Rankin. Interment was in Green Hills Memorial Gardens. Shumate Funeral Home, Middlesboro, was in charge of arrangements

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Dana Lane Sturgeon, 50, of Versailles, wife of Tom Sturgeon Jr., died Sunday, March 4, 2012.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of Truman Lane and the late Patricia Lane.

In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by a sister, Kathryn Lane (Peter) Barber, Lexington; a nephew, Levi Barber; and two stepsons, Brent Sturgeon, Nashville, and Tom Sturgeon III, Versailles. A sister, Barbara Ann Lane, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 6, at Versailles Church of God by Bro. Frankie Layne.

Memorials are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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Millard Thurman, 86, of Versailles, husband of Idell Springate Thurman, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.

Born April 9, 1925, in Lewis County, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Boots Thurman.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1964. He was a paratrooper for 10 years and served in World War II. Following his years in service, he worked as an insurance agent for Lincoln Income and Kentucky Central Life and as a greeter for Wal-Mart in Frankfort. He was a member of Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church and the Fishers of Men Sunday school class.

In addition to his wife of 14 years, he is survived by a daughter, Debborah Wolff (Brian), Versailles; a granddaughter, Jennifer Jo Engler Gray, Versailles; three great-grandsons, Gavin, Colton, and Brycen Gray; three stepsons Jerry Springate (Betty), Lawrenceburg, Larry Springate (Karen), Lexington, and Mickey Springate, Lawrenceburg; four step-grandchildren, Jay, Scarlett, Samuel, and Bryan Springate; and a sister, Ellsie Smith, Frankfort. His first wife, Rebecca Christine Anglin Thurman; three sisters; and 11 brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 6, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by Bro. Gene Roberts and Dr. Robert Ehr. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Frankfort. Casket bearers were Brian Wolff, Gary, Charles, and Wayne Smith, Butch and Tom Johnson, and Darrell Engler. Honorary bearers were Gavin, Colton, and Brycen Gray, Samuel Springate, Lindsey Thurman, and members of the Fishers of Men Sunday school class.


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