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March 27, 2003

 

Buffin
James F. "Buff" Buffin, 77, of 151 Kilmer Street, husband of Susie Paynter Buffin, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at his home.
Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Ben and Annie Traugott Buffin. He was a retired farmer, school bus driver and custodian for the Woodford County Board of Education, and was a life long member of the Mt. Edwin United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Gwen Buffin Sams, Versailles; a son, Gary Buffin, Versailles; a brother, Ben Buffin, Versailles; three grandchildren, Kristy Nichols, Lexington, David Buffin, Lawrenceburg, and Kelly Buffin, Versailles; five step-grandchildren, David Sams, Jay Sams, Jessica Watkins, Shannon Renfrow, and Amanda Chowning; and eight great grandchildren, Alyssa Buffin, Hailey Buffin, Grace Buffin, Shelby Taylor, Katie Nichols, James Reed Nichols, Elizabeth Watkins, and Jonathan Sams.
Services were conducted Monday, March 24, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Chaplain Craig Ryan, Pastor Jeff Lawrence, and Chaplain Mike Harris. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gary Buffin, David Buffin, Kelly Buffin, John Sams, Brad Nichols, and Stephen Renfrow. Honorary bearers were Cecil Flora, Ikie Blackburn, Kristy Nichols, Janet Huffman, and Dr. William Childers.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, Ky. 40601, or the Mt. Edwin United Methodist Church, 151 Kilmer Street, Versailles, Ky. 40383.

 

Cravens
Margaret Evelyn Johnson Cravens, 83, of Lexington, wife of Dennis Cravens, died Sunday, March 23, 2003.
A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Denny and Bethel Johnson. She was the former owner of the Quality Inn, Lexington, past director of the Kentucky Hotel-Motel Association, vice chairwoman of the Kentucky Tourism Convention Commission, secretary of the original board of the Lexington Civic Center, past chairwoman of the Quality Inn International Operators Council, trustee of the Kentucky Travel Council, past board member if the Nathaniel Methodist Mission, and was named to Who's Who Women of the World. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church and was active with many church committees.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, Jack Johnson, Louisville; three children, Wayne and Glenn Cravens, Lexington, and Tyler Elizabeth Brashear, Plano, Texas; six grandchildren, Ginger Foster and Mark Cravens, northern Kentucky, Trevor Cravens, Michelle Cravens, and Ryan Smith, Lexington, and Heather Cravens, Baltimore, Md.; and four great grandchildren.
Services were conducted Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at the Centenary United Methodist Church Chapel by the Rev. Donald Durham and the Rev. Harold Dorsey. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington. Casket bearers were Bill Wesner, Mark Cravens, Trevor Cravens, John Foster, Ryan Smith, and Glen Brashear. The W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association of the Nathaniel United Methodist Mission.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.milwardfuneral.com.

 

Hazlett
Albert Hazlett, 75, of Lawrenceburg, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at his home after a long illness.
A native of Henry County, he was the son of the late Albert and Bertha Washburn Hazlett. He was the retired owner of Hazlett and Bond Inc., and a member of the West Frankfort Church of God.
Survivors include four sons, Albert L. Hazlett, Lawrenceburg, Tex Glenn Hazlett, Oreland, Calif., Perry Gayle Hazlett, Stockton, Calif., and Albert Hazlett Jr., Monterey; four daughters, Virginia Frances Ringer, Bagdad, Mae Hazlett Smith, Owenton, Georgena Conn and Mary Hazlett Henry, both of Frankfort; two brothers, Robert Hazlett, Versailles, and Curtis Hazlett, Frankfort; four sisters, Inetta McKinney, Jean Howard, and Brenda Patrick, all of Frankfort, and Ruby McQuarrey, Indiana; 25 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. A daughter, April Ann Hazlett; three brothers, Walter, Charlie, and Carl David Hazlett; and a sister, Christine Dobbins, are deceased.
Services were conducted Monday, March 24, 2003, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, Frankfort, by the Rev. Wade Hughes. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were his grandsons.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Manuel
Betty Manuel, 72, of 404 Ryne Court, Versailles, wife of Jack Manuel, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at her home.
Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Albert E. Portwood and Cora Ezell. She was a retired nurse from Woodford Memorial Hospital and a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, Robert Curtis, Lexington; two daughters, Deenie Neal, Versailles, and Catherine Griffith Auburndale, Fla.; a nephew, Bill Portwood, Lexington; two granddaughters, Amy Lynn Lane and Stacy Neal; a grandson, Steven Griffith; and two great granddaughters, Sarah Griffith and Crystal Gregory.
Services were conducted Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Brother Bill Marcum. Interment was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ronald Manuel, Terry Withers, Bill Portwood, Steve Griffith, John Johnson, and Denver Lane.
Memorials are suggested to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

May
Alene M. May, 84, of Lexington, widow of Jesse Wilbert May, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Sayre Christian Village.
Born in Richmond, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Patsy Dailey. She was a retired nurse's aid at Good Samaritan Hospital and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children, Hilda Chaney, Sheridan May, Patsy Daly, and Daretta Church, all of Lexington; three brothers, Louis Ray Dailey, Burnside, Jesse B. Dailey, Okeechobee, Fla., and Robert L. Dailey, Versailles; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. A daughter, Lorene May; a son, Phillip May; a sister, Elizabeth Williams; and a grandson, Louis May Jr., are deceased.
Services were conducted Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by the Rev. Rick Landon. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Allan Chaney, Jesse Chaney, David Chaney, Keith Daily, Tony May, Phil May, Bradley Turner, and Chris Turner.
Memorials are suggested to Sayre Christian Village, 3840 Camelot Drive, Lexington, KY 40517.
Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

McCullough
Charles P. McCullough, 76, of Lancaster, husband of Willabee McCullough, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at his residence.
Born Dec. 12, 1926, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Charles and Sally Winkels McCullough. He was a former teamster and professional truck driver for over 40 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Rue, Lexington; three sons, Johnny McCullough, Lexington, Charles "Bo" McCullough, Shelbyville, and Charles P. McCullough Jr., Stanford; six stepchildren, Carolyn Ross, Lexington, Linda Roberts, Florida, Gayle Lewis, Lancaster, Teresa Steele, Florida, Dennis Adkins, California, and Melissa Snowden, Lancaster; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Services were conducted Monday, March 24, 2003, at Betts & West Funeral Home by the Rev. Gayle Toole. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jonathan Snowden, Robin Snowden Jr., Adam Ray, Josh Thompson, Dennis Adkins, and Michael McCullough. Honorary bearers were Daniel Rue and Brad Rue.
Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Passmore
The Rev. Norman L. Passmore Sr., formerly of Lexington, widower of Beatrice McGee Passmore, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, in East Chicago, Ind.
A native of Columbus, Ga., he was the son of the late Benjamin and Laura Austin Passmore. He was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Lexington, and was former pastor of St. Matthew A.M.E. Church, Midway, Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Nicholasville, and Perkins Chapel A.M.E. Church, Wilmore.
Survivors include two daughters, Delores Cooley and Ruth Scott; two sons, Dr. Norman L. Passmore Jr. and Herschel A Passmore; a granddaughter, Delisa Moss; two grandsons, James Riley Henderson Jr. and Dr. Darryl Scott; three great grandchildren, Lauren, Eric Norman, and Lillian Moss; two sisters, Hester Fitch and Mary Alice Coty, East Chicago, Ind.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A brother, William Austin Passmore, is deceased.
Services were conducted Saturday, March 22, 2003, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Lexington, by the Rev. Kenneth E. Paris. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. The Smith and Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Steverson
Norman Gayle Steverson, 52, of Frankfort, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg.
A native of Frankfort, he was the son of the late Eugene Norman Steverson and Anna Elizabeth Roberts Steverson. He was a 30-year employee of Kuhlman Electric, Versailles, and a member of the Millville Christian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Steverson Janca, Frankfort; a son, William "B.J." Steverson, Frankfort; a sister, Darlene Steverson, Lexington; and two grandchildren.
Services were conducted Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Jones, the Rev. LeMont Edwards, and the Rev. Ray Holden. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Larry Perkins, Tim Peavler, Carl Cosby, Gerald Moore, Kenny Manjonie, and Freddy Roberts. Honorary bearers were Travis Sanders, Larry Steverson, Eddie Steverson Jr., Robert Darnell, and Vince Bolone.

 

Tilghman

John Tilghman Jr., 78, of 278 Montgomery Avenue, widower of Agnes Frazier Tilghman, died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital East, Lexington.
Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late John Sr. and Katie Lynam Tilghman. He was a retired rural letter carrier and farmer, and a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Wright and Edna Gardner; a granddaughter, Allison Wright Williams, and a grandson, Chris Wright, all of Versailles. Two brothers, Wallace Tilghman and Forrest Tilghman, are deceased.
Services were conducted Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were Russell Waits, Bobby Payton, Gary Tilghman, Kenny Tilghman, Scott Williams and Chris Wright.

Washburn
Cecil A. Washburn, 93, formerly of Richmond, husband of Martha Evelyn Tice Washburn, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Born Oct. 20, 1909, in Woodford County, he later moved to Bourbon County. He was a retired deputy securities commissioner for the state of West Virginia, and was a member and leader in a number of church, civic, and political organizations.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Nancy Harrison, Colorado Springs; a son, Philip Washburn, Winnetka, Ill.; two granddaughters, Tammy B. Coker, Kansas City, Mo., and Claire M. Washburn, Chicago, Ill.; and a grandson, Andrew Tice Washburn, Tacoma, Wash.
Services were conducted Monday, March 24, 2003, at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, Richmond.
Memorials are suggested to the Cecil A. Washburn Endowed Scholarship Fund, Eastern Kentucky University Development Office, 521 Lancaster Avenue, CPO 19A, Richmond, KY 40475.
Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

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