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October 18, 2012



Stanley Powell Alves, 82, of Oxford, Ohio, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at his home.

He was a retired engineer, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, and was employed by Square D Company for 31 years. He had served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Hawaii for four years. He traveled, worked in Australia, enjoyed college basketball, woodworking, fishing, gardening, and leather work. Stanley will be remembered for his marvelous sense of humor and was fondly remembered as "Pap," "Stan the Man," "The Great One," and will be dearly missed. His favorite quote was "You ain’t no good, but you’re alright."

Born June 3, 1930, in Winchester, he was the son of the late Haywood and Mildred Fraley Alves, and was raised in Versailles.

He is survived by two daughters, Pamela S. Holt (Donald Hamm), Roanoke, Va., and Patterson Lee Wells (Randy), Hamilton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Ashley and Jill Wells, James Holt, and Raja Quinn; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patti Gordon; and three brothers, Haywood, William, and Samuel Alves.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 16, at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Fr. Philip Linder officiating. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Pallbearers were Randy Wells, Tom Ratterman, Alex Woods, Dustin Grutza, Bob Flaig, and Sammy Alves. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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Arvie L. Constantine, 72, of Versailles, wife of Jerry Constantine, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.

Born April 18, 1940, in Alpine, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late James and Lilian Lacey Walker.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Arlena Shelton, Lexington, Darla Grimes, Crab Orchard, and Debbie Lanza, Florida; two brothers, James Walker (Carolyn), Frankfort, and Rubin Walker, Frankfort; and two grandchildren, Shane Grimes and Bridgette Smith.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

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Melvin Lee Coy, 84, of Cynthiana, husband of Peggy Dailey Coy, widower of Helen Jones Coy, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 3, 1927, in Harrison County, he was the son of the late Jesse B. and Hallie Mae Harney Coy. He was a member and board member of the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church for over 50 years. He was a certified lay speaker and a member of the Methodist Men. He was a retired machinist and farmer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Melvin Douglas (Esther) Coy, Cynthiana, Randall Allen (Denise) Coy, Versailles, Timothy Lane (Mary Charles) Coy, Cynthiana, and Kevin Len (Tonya) Coy, Cynthiana; two stepsons, Kevin (Maureen) Ritchie and Keith (Louise) Ritchie, Frankfort; two sisters, Hildreth Withers and Helen Jean (Richard) Perkins, both of Cynthiana; six grandchildren, Matthew Thomas Coy, Seth Alan Coy, Kaleb Douglas Coy, Colin Lane Coy, Kelsey Lyn Coy, and Kortney Helen Coy; two great-grandchildren, Allison and Lindsey Coy; and four step-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Randy Coy and Bro. Roger Crouse. Burial was in the Battle Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were Seth, Colin, Kaleb and Matthew Coy, Mike Kearns, Steve Moses, Steve Perkins, and Raymond Godman. Honorary bearers were Mt. Hope U.M.C. members and Dr. William Frank McKemie. Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home, Cynthiana, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, c/o Ralph Jones, 1420 KY HWY 1842 N., Cynthiana, KY 41031 or the Kentucky United Methodist Children Homes For Children and Youth, P.O. Box 749, Versailles, KY 40383.



Kathleen Roberts Goodrich, 90, of Versailles, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.

Born Oct. 21, 1921, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of late Benjamin Franklin and Mattie Roberts. She was employed by the National Distillers for 35 years. She was a member of the Millville Christian Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and held many church offices. An original commissioner of the North Woodford Water District, she served for many years bringing water to the farming community of north Woodford County.

Survivors include a daughter, Jo Carol Carter (Donald); a grandson, Joe Carter; a granddaughter, Marilyn (Kim) Klotz; and a nephew, Frank (Donetta) Carter. A sister, Dorcas Carter, and a brother, Kenneth Roberts, are deceased.

A graveside service was conducted Monday, Oct. 15, at the Frankfort Cemetery by the Rev. Ray Holdren. Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Millville Christian Church, or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Marlene J. Jones, 74, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

A native of Bourbon County, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Martha Lee Plummer Mefford. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Mark (Patty) Jones, Elizabethtown, and Jeff (Tina) Jones, Versailles; a brother, David (Peggy) Mefford, Millersburg; a sister, Stephanie (Alan) Brock, Lexington; five grandchildren, Lindsey, Chris, Lauren, Stephanie, and Jesse; and several nieces and nephews. A son, Herbert A. Jones Jr.; her former husband, Herbert A. Jones Sr.; and two brothers, Phillip Stephen Mefford and Ronald D. Mefford, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Brown Funeral Home, Elizabethtown, by David Mefford. Burial was in Hardin Memorial Park.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer or the American Heart Association.

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Robert "Bob" Garrett Mossman, M.D., 82, of Versailles, husband of Susan Mossman, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.

Born April 21, 1930, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., he was the son of the late William S. and Edith Garrett Mossman. He grew up in Fort Wayne, Ind., where he graduated from Southside High School. He completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University and went on to attend medical school at Harvard University. He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. With his degree, Dr. Mossman practiced in the field anesthesiology and retired as an obstetric anesthesiologist for Central Baptist Hospital. He enjoyed breeding and showing American Saddlebred horses, and was an avid sports fan, artist and reader. He was a member of South Elkhorn Christian Church.

In addition to his wife of 23 years, he is survived by four children, Andrew (Natalie) Mossman, Bexley, Ohio, Drew Hardesty, Salt Lake City, Utah, Cynthia (James) Sharkey, Atlanta, Ga., and Aimee (Thomas) Monarch, Lexington; two sisters, Elizabeth Carder, Narberth, Pa., and Lois Curtis, Bainbridge Island, Wash.; and six grandchildren, Samantha Mossman, Jackson Mossman, Evelyn Sharkey, William Sharkey, Catherine Monarch, and Wytie Hardesty.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 13, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, by Dr. Mickey Anders.



C. Andrew Ryan, 94, of Versailles, husband of Carolyn Price Ryan, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.

Born March 4, 1918, in Erie, Pa., he was the son of the late Orton and Snow Marsh Ryan. He was an engineer at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II, and was a POW. He attended Pisgah Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Thomas G. Ryan, Indiana, Carolyn Ryan Duffy, Versailles, Rachel Ryan White, Danville, and Rebecca Ryan Booth, New York; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 18, at Peaks Mill Christian Church, Frankfort, by the Rev. Charles White. Burial will follow at Peaks Mill Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Greg Booth, Tim Ryan, Drew Duffy, Steve Price, Neville White, and Don Tressler. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Bluegrass Community Hospital, Versailles.

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Terry Lee Slugantz, 50, of Harrodsburg, husband of Mary Slugantz, died suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.

Born Sept. 16, 1962, in Woodford County, he graduated from Woodford County High School and attended votech woodworking school in Ohio. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Joyce Woolums Slugantz; two sons, Matthew and Michael (Carrie) Slugantz, Versailles; a stepdaughter, Missy (Brian) Day; a stepson, Donnie Judge, Harrodsburg; three grandsons; three brothers, Alan Slugantz, Salvisa, Danny Slugantz, Frankfort, and Mark (Kristy) Slugantz, Kansas City, Mo.; and a sister, Cherie (Ernie) McMurrary.

Cremation took place on Friday, Oct. 12. A memorial service will be held at a later date.



Joseph H. Travi, 73, of Versailles, husband of Carol Travi, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.

Born Dec. 22, 1938, in Ottawa, Ill., he was the son of Susan Barrett Travi and the late Hugh J. Travi. He was a production supervisor for United L&N Glass, and a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and American Legion Post #67. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of the U.S. Marine Corps League. He enjoyed woodcarving, fishing, crossword puzzles and his McDonald’s coffee group.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Michael J. (Mia Kennedy) Travi; a daughter, Cheri (Tony) Travi Griffin; two sisters, Mary Ann (Herman) Eutis and Susan (Martin) MacDonald; two brothers, John (Mary) Travi and James (Jean) Travi; two grandchildren, Austin and Paige Griffin; and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation was held Saturday, Oct. 13, Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Leo Catholic Church, 295 Huntertown Road, Versailles, KY 40383

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