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November 21, 2012



Lonnie Brown, 65, of Versailles, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.

A native of Woodford County, he was born Nov. 16, 1947, to Jessie Brown Jr. and the late June Ockerman Brown of Versailles. He was the co-owner of Lonnie and Chad Brown Builders. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of Glenís Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his father, he is survived by a daughter, Lori (Kevin) Luckett, Versailles; a son, Chad Brown, Versailles; two brothers, Jesse Brown III, Versailles, and Kenneth Brown, Lexington; and three grandchildren, Seth Lewis, Dylan Brown, and Lane Brown.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel by the Rev. Mike James. Casket bearers were Barry Parrish, Bryan Jefferson, Jeffery Brown, Joe Brown, Seth Lewis, Dylan Brown, and Lane Brown. Honorary bearers were Earl Belcher, Don Wilder, Owen Roberts, Jeri Hartley, Jerry Munday, Kenny Roberts, Steve Tracy, Jerry Wachter, and the Arbyís Round Table. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

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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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Scott Jones Jr., 83, of Versailles, husband of Mildred Jones, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at his home after a long illness.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late Wingfield J. Scott Jones and Mattie Stepp. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, Versailles, where he served on the usher board until his illness. He retired from Keeneland after 45 years and Kroger Grocery after 35 years of service.

In addition to his wife of 64 years, he is survived by two sons, Scott (Hazel) Jones III, Louisville, and the Rev. Tony (Arlene) Jones, Nicholasville; three daughters, Teresa Harris and Barbara Hughes, both of Versailles, and Paula (Otis) Hardin, Lexington; 16 grandchildren, Anthony Jones, William Harris Jr., Charles Harris, Tony Jones Jr., Scott Jones IV, Robert Gates, Natalee Jones, James Hardin, Jared Hardin, Hollie Walker, Consuelo Harris, Timothy Harris, Audrea Brown, Ladonna Johnson, Nicole Bryant, and Wayne Johnson; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. A daughter, Joy Jones, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 17, at First Baptist Church, Versailles. O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.



Mossie Wheeler Kring, 84, widow of Charles Mason Kring, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Lawrenceburg.

Born in Carrollton, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Laura Hughes Wheeler. She had been an active member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and the Woodford County Homemakers.

Survivors include four children, Kathy (Kevin) McGill, Bowling Green, Chris (Peggy) Kring and Steve Kring, both of Versailles, and Bill Kring, Lexington; a brother, William Wheeler, Carrollton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A son, Greg Kring; a grandson, Jonathan Kring; two sisters, and three brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Wheeler. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Adam Kring, Tom Kring, Ken Kring, Philip Schardein, Jackson Proffitt, Tye Burklow, and Rodney Lawrence.

Memorials are suggested to the Versailles United Methodist Church.

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John William Nethery Jr., 86, of Taylorsville, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

A native of Spencer County, he was the son of the late John William Nethery Sr. and Myrtle Goodwin Nethery. An active member of the Elk Creek Baptist Church for many years, he had served as a deacon, a Sunday school teacher, training union leader and Sunday school superintendent. A proud veteran of World War II, he served as a coxswain in the United States Navy. He was a retired materials engineer for the Vulcan Crushed Stone Company and a farmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ollie Mitchell Nethery, and his sister, Marjorie Nethery Cissell.

A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, his survivors include his wife of sixty-six years, Mary Jordan Nethery, who is a native of Woodford County; his son, John M. Nethery and his wife, Brenda, of Taylorsville; his daughters, Laura Elaine Gaddie and her husband, David, of Mount Washington, and Suzanne Nethery Becker and her husband, Kenneth, of Taylorsville; his seven grandchildren and his five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 19, at the Elk Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Jackson and the Rev. Leon Boyd officiating. Interment was in Valley Cemetery. Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.

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Evelyn May Whitaker Lovell passed away peacefully in the company of her three children Friday morning, Nov. 16, 2012, in Louisville.

Formerly of Versailles, Evelyn was a well known antiques dealer and artist who had shops in Louisville, Versailles and Midway from 1970 to 1995. She was a founding member of the Woodford County Historical Society and a member of the First Christian Church of Versailles.

Evelyn is predeceased by her husband, Frank L. Lovell Sr.; her parents, Eva and the Rev. Howard Whitaker; a sister, Nancy Whitaker Crawford; and a brother, Howard W. Whitaker Jr.

She is survived by her children, Frank L. Lovell Jr. (Debbie), Lynne L. Smith (Lachlan), and H. Bradford Lovell; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was buried next to her husband in the Frankfort Cemetery following a private family graveside service that was held on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the First Christian Church, 160 Lexington St., Versailles, KY 40383 or Hosparus-Hospice of Louisville, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr., Louisville, KY 40205. Rogers Funeral Home, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

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