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November 15, 2012



Franklin Delenor Burns, 70, of Waynesburg, husband of Gussie Faye Howard Burns, who is formerly of Woodford County, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at his residence.

Born Oct. 17, 1942, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Bill and Mary May Collins (Henderson) Burns. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, an active member of the American Legion Post #345 in Stanford, where he served as vice commander for several years, and was an employee of the Sleepy Head House both in Lexington and in Nicholasville as a retail sales clerk.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Brenda (Donald) Wilson, Crab Orchard; a stepson, Darrell (Hattie) Keeling, Versailles; a stepdaughter, Debra Suzanne (Michael) Buck, Johnstown, Tenn.; and five grandchildren. A stepdaughter, Dianne Simpson, and a stepbrother, Robert Burns, are deceased.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville. Sims Funeral Services, Harrodsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

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Deborah G. Clark, 60, of Frankfort, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.

Born Nov. 7, 1952, she was the daughter of Constance Morrow Clark and the late Lawrence Clark Sr. She was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church and was a retired employee for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two brothers, Steven Clark, Frankfort, and Lawrence Clark Jr., Versailles.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 12, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by Dr. Michael Hail. Casket bearers were John Morrow, Tommy Owens, Gary Morrow, Clyde Reynolds Jr., Rob Parker, and Manson Waldridge. Honorary bearers were Brian Kovacic, Robert Kovacic, Rob Kovacic, Charles Carpenter, and Daniel Flynn.

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Adelyn Marie O’Nan, 77, of Lexington, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.

Born Sept. 26, 1935, in Sturgis, Ky., she was the daughter of the late William Sylvester O’Nan and Marie Martin O’Nan. Adelyn was active in many fields throughout her life but her best accomplishment was her family. She was a great companion, a trusting friend, a loving mother, and an extraordinary grandmother who loved her family more than anything. Her great smile and positive attitude made her a good sales person. She sold everything from metal buildings, real estate, and commercial insurance. No job was ever too big. She has always been and always will be a positive influence to all those in her life. She was the easiest person to love.

She is survived by the love of her life, Russell Davis, of Lexington. She is also survived by three children: Linda Edelstein Parker, of Lexington, KY (Bruce); Paula Edelstein McGlothin, of Shelbyville, KY (Mark); and David Ronald Edelstein, of Lexington, KY (Holly). Survived also by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial will be held for Adelyn (Addie) on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Addie’s at The Woodford Inn located at 140 Park Street, Versailles, from 2 to 5 p.m. All family and friends are welcome to help us celebrate the life of this wonderful lady.

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Charles M. Eller, 64, of Versailles, husband of Pearl Mosley Eller, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.

Born Jan. 19, 1948, in Abingdon, Va., he was the son of the late Richard Eller and Sarah Lou McCracken Eller Lowe. He was a retired employee of Quebecor and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in Vietnam.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Chris Eller, Versailles, and Steve (Trina) Eller, Nicholasville; three sisters, Mary (A.J.) Williams, Jeffersonville, Virginia (Bob) Kramer, Ohio, and Nancy (Doug) Caudle, Crittenden; three brothers, Clyde (Gretchen) Eller, Versailles, Jimmy Eller, Lexington, and Dwight D. (Penny) Lowe, Georgetown; and four grandchildren, Mark Eller, Katie Eller, Julie Eller, and Natalie Eller. A brother, Avery Eller, is deceased.

Services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 11, at Camp Yahweh, Sadieville, by Pastor Clabe Mosley. Casket bearers were Tony Eller, Kevin Maynard, Keith Mosley, Clyde Eller, Jim Eller, David Lowe, Clabe Mosley, and Randy Gregory. Honorary bearers were Dr. Dale Goodin, Jill Wozniak, AARNP, and staff, and Dr. Thomas Goff and staff.

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Earl J. Powell Jr., 76, of Versailles, husband of Betty F. Powell, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at the Hospice Care Center at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Earl Joseph Sr. and Caroline Henry Powell. A retired engineer for IBM, he was an active member of St. Leo Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Bridget (Jack) Windley, Memphis Tenn.; four sons, Terry (JoAnn) Powell, Lexington, Earl J. (Leigh) Powell III, Chantilly, Va., David Powell of New York City, N.Y., and John Powell, London, England; four sisters, Caroline (Jim) Cloud, Lexington, Avel (Julius) Fister, Charleston, S.C., and Mary Pat (Joe) Warren and Kathy (Mike) Fister, both of Lexington; two brothers, Tony (Mary Kay) Powell, Cleveland, Ohio, and John Powell, Lexington; and eight grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 5, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Danny Schwendeman. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in Lexington. Casket bearers were Mike Fister, Randy Kraemer, Jim Crawford, Jim Blust, Ed Crockett, and John Tanner. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Fred Dale Reeves, 80, of Versailles, formerly of Glasgow, widower of Betty Heinmiller Reeves, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.

Born May 2, 1932, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Everett and Beatrice Curtis Reeves. He was a public relations advisor for Barren County Rural Electric and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in the Korean War. He was a member and elder of First Christian Church in Glasgow. He was the former president of the Rotary Club in Glasgow, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the Optimist Club, being named Optimist of the Year in 1965. He was also the president of the Christian Fellowship at the University of Kentucky.

Survivors include three sisters, Lois Redden, Lawrenceburg, Eileen Congleton, Georgetown, and Glenda Montgomery, Louisville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. CST today, Thursday, Nov. 15, at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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