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October 23, 2014



Dudley Abbott, 90, of Versailles, husband of Sharon L. Abbott, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

Born Dec. 15, 1923, in Tarma, Ky., he was the son of Jesse and Bertha McKinney Abbott. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II. He was a professional horse trainer and worked at Meadowbrook Farm, managed Tattersalls Sales and judged at The Red Mile. He was also a founding member of the UPHA, a member of the UPHA Hall of Fame, a member of the American Hackney Horse Society Hall of Fame, a member of the American Shetland Pony Association Hall of Fame, and a member of the Indiana Horsemenís Association Hall of Fame.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Steven (Mary Paige) Abbott, Florida, Dianne (John) Lengerich, Indiana, and Karen (Tom) Templeton, Scottsville; three grandchildren, Doug (Evelyn) Abbott, Debbie (Chris) Brough, and Jenny (Brian) Coffey; five great-grandchildren, Kennedy Brough, Grant Brough, Michael Abbott, Sidney Coffey, and Logan Coffey; and five nieces and nephews. A son, Mitch Abbott, and two brothers, Marvin Ray Abbott and Glendal Abbott, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, Oct. 20, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brad Good, Brian Coffey, Merrill Murray, Chris Brough, Doug Abbott and Grant Brough. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the American Saddlebred Museum or the UPHA Benevolent Fund.

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John Irvin Brumback, 80, of Versailles, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

He was the son of the late Roy Dennis Brumback Sr. and Pearl Evelyn Tyre Brumback.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Irene Correll Brumback; two daughters, Evelyn Brumback, Frankfort, and Betty Reynolds, (Bill), Lexington; a son, Daryl Brumback, Lawrenceburg; a granddaughter, Courtney Brumback, Shelbyville; five brothers, Albert and Jim, Versailles, Wiley, Lexington, Mike, Lawrenceburg, and Glen, Frankfort; four sisters, Barbara Richardson, Versailles, Estella Stewart, Lawrenceburg, Janice Goodspeed, Dallas, Texas, and Sandy Thurman, Lawrenceburg; his former daughter-in-law, Diann Branham; and very special friends of the family, Aaryn, Tonya, and Nikki Harvey. brother, Roy Dennis Brumback Jr., is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by Bro. Fred Knickerbocker. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Daryl Brumback, Timmy Stewart Sr., Tony Stewart, Timmy Stewart Jr., Aaron Harvey, and Bill Reynolds.

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Sally M. Urbiztondo, 81, of Versailles, widow of Padro Urbiztondo, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at her home.

Born in the Philippines, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Justiania Salino Mozar. She was a retired elementary school teacher and had worked at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Survivors include three daughters, Emily U. (William) Wilson, Versailles, Emmalinda U. Asuncion, the Philippines, and Imelda Urbiztondo, Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, Al M. Urbiztondo, the Philippines; and three grandchildren, Leah Junalynne Asuncion, Jessree Asuncion, and Chad J. Wilson.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 20, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Fr. Raymond Stratman.

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Lillian Faulkner Yeager, 62, wife of Jack L. Yeager, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.

Born April 13, 1952, in Lee County, she was the daughter of Logan and Mildred Stamper Faulkner.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Jessica Yeager, Versailles; a son, Jeffrey Yeager, Versailles; three sisters, Mary Damron, London, and Linda Young and Sandra Cox, both of Versailles; a brother, Ronnie Faulkner, Missouri; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Greater Life Apostolic Church in Harrodsburg.

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