The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


About Us

Recent Obituaries

May 3, 2012



Joyce Buechlein, 72, of Versailles, wife of Ernie Buechlein, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Blue Grass Community Hospital.

Born in St. Anthony, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Adam and Lorena Hedinger Bromm. She and her husband had moved to Versailles from Louisville to live near their son and she became a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Sandy (Lauch) McElhaney, Seattle, Wash.; two sons, Paul (Donica) Buechlein, Versailles, and Jeff (Marti) Buechlein, Louisville; a sister, Dorothy (Frank) Niehaus, Ferdinand, Ind.; and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, May 3, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Danny Schwendeman. Cremation will follow services.

Guest book at



Marvin E. Duvall, 84, of Frankfort, husband of Marjorie Duvall, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

Born Aug. 28, 1927, in Frankfort, he was the son of the late John and Mae Bridges Duvall. He was a member of Thornhill Baptist Church for over 50 years. He built, owned, and operated Elkhorn Mobile Home Park, and was a retired insurance agent and farmer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Dianne Booth, Frankfort; a son, Eddie (Lisa) Duvall, Stamping Ground; five grandchildren, Deenah and Chad Booth, and Jeremiah, Clint, and Andee Duvall; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Irma Anderson and Louise Towles, both of Glencoe. His first wife, Louise Duvall, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 30, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. William Hartung. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Chad Booth, Jeremiah Duvall, Clint Duvall, Scott Tracy, Scottie Dunn, and Terry Duvall.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Condolences may be made at



Philip Leo Luckett Sr., 61, of Versailles, widower of Elizabeth "Betty" Gardner Luckett, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at his home.

Born in Lebanon, he was the son of the late William Eugene and Elizabeth Florine Abell Luckett. He was retired from Lexmark and was working in the Department of Employee Insurance for the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet at the time of his death.

Survivors include three sons, Philip Leo Luckett Jr. and Matthew Ryan Luckett M.D., both of Lexington, and Michael William Luckett, Versailles; four sisters, Doris Jean (Earl Lee) Sandusky, Carolyn Luckett, Helen Luckett, and Rita (Mike) Spalding, all of Lebanon; three brothers, Daniel (Teeny) Luckett and Nolan (Kaye) Luckett, both of Versailles, and David (Martha) Luckett, Louisville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, May 3, at St. Leo Catholic Church, by the Rev. Danny Schwendeman. Burial will be in Rose Crest Cemetery. His brothers and three sons will serve as casket bearers. Honorary bearers will be his sisters, and family friends Terry Mills and Katie Boyd Travis. Mattingly Funeral Home, Loretto, is in charge of arrangements

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383; St. Leo Catholic Church, 295 Huntertown Road, Versailles, KY 40383; Missionaries of Charity, 335 East 145th Street, Bronx, NY 10451; or Fathers of Mercy, 806 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206.



Gregory D. Soard, 48, of Versailles, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Martha Barrick Soard, Versailles, and the late Roy F. Soard. He was a former fence construction contractor, owner of G & S Fencing Company, and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God (Cross Pointe Church).

In addition to his mother, he is survived by four sisters, Feona (Larry) Barnett, Arkansas, and Donna (Pat) Johnson, Carlotta (Glenn) Doss, and Tammy Lawson, all of Versailles; a brother, Roy (Teresa) Soard Jr., Florida; and other family members. A brother, Timothy Soard, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 28, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Bryan Roberts. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Pat Johnson, Bobby Stewart, Eddie Doss, Josh Soard, Jon Johnson, and Carl Reynolds.

Guest book at


Obituaries from past issues: Click here