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Versailles, Ky.


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March 26, 2015



Ernest Michael Barlow, 54, of Nicholasville, a former maintenance supervisor and apartment manager, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

He was the son of the late James Barlow and Wanda Marie Tucker Lamb.

Survivors include three children, Hannah Barlow, Nicholasville, Amanda Wagner, Sandy Hook, and Michael Shane Martin, Richmond; two sisters; and his former wife and companion, Rose Shanklin Barlow.

There will be no visitation or services. Following cremation, interment will follow at the Nonesuch Cemetery.

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Scott Rogers Blackwood, 51, of Midway, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

He was the son of Janet Blackwood and father of Rachel Noel-Blackwood. He was a liver transplant recipient.

In addition to his mother and daughter, he is survived by a sister, Pam (Robert) Edmiston; and three nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at Midway Christian Church.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Scott Blackwood Memorial Fund: Midway Christian Church, 121 S. Winter St., Midway, KY 40347.



Martha McCauley Miller, 91, wife of the late MacKenzie Todd "Mack" Miller, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Versailles, she was a daughter of the late Gentry Elliott and Mattie Cary McCauley. She graduated from Margaret Hall in 1940, from the University of Kentucky with a BS in Chemistry and Physiology, and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Martha supported the War effort during World War II, working in an explosives plant in New Jersey. She later pursued professional photography, was an avid reader and loved books, was a sports enthusiast, was a golfer, tennis player, and voracious fan of UK athletics and the Cincinnati Reds. In 1951 she married Mack Miller and became the most faithful supporter of his Thoroughbred racing career. They divided their time between Long Island, NY, Versailles, KY, and Martha’s beloved Aiken, S.C. She was a member of the Versailles Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Martha Cary (John) Queen of Signal Mountain, TN; a son, MacKenzie Todd (Susana) Miller of Dripping Springs, TX; two grandchildren, Wes (Ginny) Queen of Birmingham, AL, and Cary (Tim) Ballard of Columbia, S.C.; a sister, Mary "Woo" (Ber) Rasnick; and two sisters-in-law, Joyce McCauley and Dottie Miller, all of Versailles.

A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, March 25, at the Versailles Cemetery with John Queen officiating. Pallbearers were Wes Queen, Tim Ballard, Stiles Miller, Mason Miller, Mike Ricketts, Patrick Ricketts, and McCauley Ricketts. Honorary pallbearers were Ber Rasnick, Dr. Jack Fisher, Mac McCauley, Jock Miller and Scott MacKenzie Miller.

Memorials are suggested to Old Friends, Inc., 1841 Payne’s Depot Road, Georgetown, KY 40324, or to the Woodford County Library, 115 N. Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Terri Lee Wright, 40, of Versailles, a clerk at Circle K convenience store, died Monday, March 16, 2015.

Born in Cynthiana, she was the daughter of Patsy Wright (Earl) Wilcox of Versailles and the late Gerald Wright Sr.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her companion, German Solis; a son, Zachary Simpson; two daughters, Alejandra Solis and Yolanda Solis, all of Versailles; three sisters, Lisa Earlywine and Linda Baxter, both of Paris, and Anita Hawkins, Carlisle; three brothers, Ricky Wright, Cynthiana, Gerald Wright Jr., Paris, and Robert Thomas Wright, Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were conducted Friday, March 20, at Rose Crest Cemetery by the Rev. Marshall Reynolds. Casket bearers were Zachary Simpson, Ricky Wright, Robert Thomas Wright, Russell Baxter, Will Baxter, and Tyler Wright.

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