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September 27, 2012



Lloyd I. Castle, 82, of Versailles, husband of Imogene Castle, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.

Born Feb. 27, 1930, in Blaine, Ky., he was the son of the late James Luther and Minnie Florence Skaggs Castle. He was a retired mechanical engineer for IBM, a member and deacon at Pinckard Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendant, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Marsha Phillips, Wolfe County, and Susan Becraft, Lebanon; two sons, Steve (Teresa) Castle, Means, and Tom (Ellie) Castle, Versailles; two brothers, Tom and Homer Castle, both of Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 22, at Pinckard Baptist Church by the Rev. Kyle Rader. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Stephen Castle, Matthew Castle, Chad Castle, Alex Evans, Daniel Phillips, Eli Castle, and Nicholas Evans. Honorary bearers were the deacons and trustees of Pinckard Baptist Church. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

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Kenneth Heber Dayley, 89, of Versailles, husband of LaDonna Watts Dayley, widower of Welda Greenman Dayley, died Saturday, Sept., 22, 2012, at the Thomson Hood Veterans Center.

Born Aug. 31, 1922, in Burley, Idaho, he was the son of the late Heber and Mary Ellen Matthews Dayley. He was the owner and operator of Commercial and Industrial Heating and Air. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II and the Korean War, where he received numerous medals and commendations for his service. He was also a professional roller skater. He was a long-standing member of South Elkhorn Baptist Church.

Survivors include three children, Ellen (Jamie) Urquhart, Kerri Gearon and Tim (Karen) Dayley, all of Versailles; six grandchildren, Shelley, Kylie and Andy Urquhart, Rachel (David) Greishaber, and Jacob and Lyndie Dayley; and a great-grandson, Connor.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Rose Crest Cemetery by the Rev. Joe Girdler. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

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John Vernon Estill Jr., 66, of Versailles, husband of Gloria Downey Estill, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

A native of Frankfort, he was the son of the late John Vernon and Nettie Mitchell Estill. He retired as a print press operator at Rand-McNally and was a former contractor. He was a member of Thornhill Baptist Church and was attending Clear Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Jerry Estill (Valerie), Frankfort; an uncle, Charles Thomas Estill, Georgetown; and two aunts, Mattie Estill Towles, Lexington, and Hazel Bickers, Stamping Ground. A son, Ronald Scott Estill, and two sisters, Rosetta Lee Estill and Rebecca Marie Estill, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 25, at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home, Frankfort, by the Rev. Dave Menser. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Mike Thornton, Troy Perry, Paul Barnes, Lloyd Smith, Tyler Estill, and Casey Estill. Honorary bearers were Tommy Estill, Albert Downey, Sam Felker, Tommy Riddle, Timothy Adkin, Taylor Adkin and Matthew Perry.

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Ricardo Danté Payne, 43, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Central Baptist Hospital following a stroke.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of Myrtle Campbell and Charles Richard Payne, both of Versailles. He was a graduate of Woodford County High School and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was employed as a driver for Mr. Taxi in Lexington.

In addition to his mother and his father, he is survived by eight children, DaiJe and Danea Cloyd, Darius and Daria Jackson, Olivia Eaves, Drew Bradley, DaVae Gantt, and Jabriel Petteway, all of Lexington; a grandson, Daron; three sisters, Shanasa Payne and Dana and Tambra Richards; two brothers, Charles and Derrick Richards; and 11 aunts and uncles, Mary Wilmont, Howard "Butch" Campbell, Georgia Campbell, William Campbell, Marilyn Campbell, Linda Winkfield, Valarie Campbell-Clark, Susan Russell, Calvin Campbell, Darrell Campbell, and Vivian Offutt.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Imani Baptist Church in Lexington by Pastor Donald K. Gillett. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, at the church. Burial will be in Rose Crest Cemetery. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Dr. William J. Stober, husband of Jeannine Stober, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at his home in Woodford County.

Born in Boston, Mass., he was a graduate of Washington and Lee University and held MS and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University. He was a former professor of economics and economics department chairman at the University of Kentucky. He was a member of the American Economics Association, the Southern Economics Association, a founding member of the Kentucky Economics Association, and the author of a number of professional publications. He was a member of the UK Association of Emeriti Faculty and of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

No visitation or services are planned. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Woodford Humane Society, 265 Thomas Lane, Versailles, KY 40383.



James Lewis Sublett, 93, of Frankfort, husband of Betty Churchman Sublett, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 19, 1918, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Randolph Cotton Sublett and Myrtle Collins Sublett. He was a graduate of the Versailles High School Class of 1935, a 1939 graduate of Transylvania College, received a master of arts degree from University of Kentucky in 1948 and was awarded honorary doctor of laws from Eastern Kentucky University in 1970. He was a United States Army veteran, serving from 1942 until 1946. He began his teaching career in Dexter, Ga., and later was the assistant superintendent of Jefferson County Schools, director of the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System, director of the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, and vice president od Financial Investment Advisors (FIA). He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, bird watching, and was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan.

In addition to his wife of 56 years, he is survived by two sons, Frank L. Sublett (Lisa), Alpharetta, Ga., and Martin R. Sublett (Lorene), Pacific Grove, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas, and Lauren, Alpharetta, Ga., and Andrew and Amy, Pacific Grove, Calif. A sister, Jane, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at First United Methodist Church, Washington Street, Frankfort, by Dr. Jackson Brewer, the Rev. Wayne Sayre, and Dr. James Shepherd. Visitation will be held Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. until the service at the church. Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, Frankfort, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 211 Washington Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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