The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


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March 15, 2012



William Thomas "Billy" Cummins, 58, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Versailles.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late George Gilbert and Peggy Frances Foley Cummins. He retired from Rand McNally & Co. after 30 years and was owner of Cummins and Son Small Engine Repair.

Survivors include a daughter, Jenny (T. J.) Yann, Versailles; a son, Sean (Tiffany) Cummins, Midway; two brothers, George (Debra) Cummins and Robert Cummins, both of Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren, Jackson and Kayleigh Yann, and Cole and Will Cummins. A brother, Claude Alan Cummins, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 10, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Randy Nation. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Sean Cummins, Jenny Yann, T.J. Yann, George Cummins III, Kelly Robbins, Doug Robbins, Jacob Cummins, and Tim Engle. Honorary bearers were Robert Cummins, George Cummins, Robert Cummins II, Mike Foley, Patrick Ford, and Beechem Robbins.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or to the American Heart Association.

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Ira "Jud" Davis Jr., 58, of Lexington, husband of Lynn Davis, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at his residence.

Born Dec. 28, 1953, in Portsmouth, Va., he was the son of Janice Martin and the late Ira Judson Davis Sr. He was the general manager at Glenn Infiniti for over 25 years, attended Ashbury College, and was an elder and member of Pisgah Presbyterian Church. He organized the "Beards for Buds" fundraiser benefiting menís cancer research through the American Cancer Society.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a sister, Connie (Allen) Dugan; two nieces, Sarah (Ted) Ricca and Lydia Dugan; and many other family members.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 10, at Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Versailles, by the Rev. Pete Jones. Burial was in the Pisgah Cemetery. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Beards for Buds. Make checks payable to Pisgah Presbyterian Church, 710 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383.



Elizabeth Dearing, 90, of Lexington, widow of Arthur Dearing, died Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Born in Lawrenceburg, she was the daughter of the late Dewey George and Virgie Kays Mattingly.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Wilson, Versailles, and Lana (Paul) Colliver, Lexington; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Virginia Mae Johnson, Georgetown, and Mary Ann Dorsey, Laquinta, Calif. A grandchild is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 13, at Clark Legacy Center. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Paul Colliver, Keith Slugantz, Josh Slugantz, Wes Slugantz, and Michael Hudson.

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Pamela Haydon Johnson, 68, of Versailles, died Sunday, March 11, 2012.

Born Oct. 29, 1943, in Lawton, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Jane Haydon Johnson. She was a former employee of Forcht Bank and a member of Clover Bottom Baptist Church.

Survivors include a brother, Charles Johnson, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, March 15, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Don Reed. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Joey Johnson, Scott Johnson, Steve Hendrix, Mike Chapman, Dick Chapman, and Bill Spaulding.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association.

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William Michael Jones, 57, of Lexington, died Friday, March 9, 2012.

A native of Midway, he was the son of the late Leo and Mary Beam Jones. He was a 1972 graduate of Woodford County High School and had been a housekeeping supervisor at Central Baptist Hospital. He was a member of the Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors include his partner of 10 years, Steele Harmon, Lexington; two brothers, Dickie (Marsha) Jones, Lexington, and Johnny (Sue) Jones, Midway; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Leallen Jones Major, and a brother, Robert Mark Jones, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 14, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Matthew Agnew. Following cremation, burial will be in the Midway Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested the American Cancer Society.

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Angelia Nicole "Angel" Jordan, 36, of Berea, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her residence.

Born Aug. 15, 1975, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of Mertie Ashcraft Jordan and the late Frank D. Jordan. She worked for Humana Insurance in customer service and was an avid NASCAR fan.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a brother, Frank D. Jordan II (Judy), Berea; a niece; Shelbi York; and a nephew, Gideon Jordan.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, March 15, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, Richmond. Burial will follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens in Lexington.


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