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August 28, 2014



Norman Cleveland Davis Jr., 62, of Frankfort, husband of Serena Louise Tillman Davis, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation in Lexington.

A native of Woodford County, he was born Feb. 24, 1952, the son of Katie Byrd Slaughter Davis of Versailles and the late Norman C. Davis Sr. He was former craftsman operator with Quad/Graphics, formerly known as Rand McNally. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Versailles.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Theon "Tina" Davis and Victoria "Vickie" Davis Robinson (Dale); two grandchildren, Shaina Davis and WaníDale Robinson; a brother, Walter James Davis, Joliet, Ill.; three sisters, Fannie Carter, Nannie Jackson (Leslie), and Jennie Davis, all of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother, David A. Davis, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, Frankfort, by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home today, Thursday, Aug. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Flowers are welcome or expressions of sympathy are encouraged to American Diabetes Association, 436 Kingswood, Lexington, KY 40502

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James "Mac" Hunter, 85, of Versailles, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.

He was the son of the late William M. Hunter and Willie Mae Matthews Hunter. He was a lifetime resident of Versailles who enjoyed building residential and commercial properties along with land developing. It would have given him such pleasure to know that you may be living in something he had a hand in building. Mr. Hunter was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by Marie T. Hunter. He is survived by his children, Dorothy and John McKinney, Mary Jane and Terry Wilder, Connie Hunter and Bill, Marilyn and Barry Jackson, Mary Mahan, Patsy Bobbitt, Donna Bobbitt, Tony and Judy Bobbitt, all of Versailles; a sister, Rose Dean; two brothers, William M. Hunter Jr., and Charles Hunter. He was blessed with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even great-great-grandchildren. A sister, Mollie McClain, and a brother, Russell Hunter, are deceased.

Visitation and services will be held today, Thursday, Aug. 28, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m., conducted by Pastor Justin Rader. Pallbearers will be Danny Bunton, TJ Wilder, Malcolm Hunter, Brandon Bobbitt, Scott Bobbitt, and Jeffery Meyer.

Memorials are suggested to Glennís Creek Baptist Church, where he was a member.

(Paid obituary)



Robert Lee Ham, 85, widower of Ann Christine Egalite "Teeny" Ham, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at his residence in Versailles.

He was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Lexington, and was the son of the late John Phillip and Mary Katherine Feck Ham. Bob was a meat department manager and employee of A&P for 25 years and was also employed in food service for over nine years at the University of Kentucky. He was a member of Tates Creek Christian Church. Bob loved playing golf and riding motorcycles. He had a fun sense of adventure and loved to travel. Everyone was drawn to his warm and friendly personality. He was genuine, appreciative and honest. Bob had a wonderful sense of humor, laughed easily, and loved to joke. He loved his family and was a wonderful father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend.

Survivors include one son, Steven (Diana) Ham, Versailles; two daughters, Barbra Richeson, Lexington, and Jenny (Phil) Butler, Shelter Cove, Calif.; four grandchildren, Michelle Miller, Bre Ximenes, Ryan Ham and Lynsey (Jonathan) Henderson; three great-grandchildren, Gabriel Ximenes, Mya Henderson and Landry Henderson; three sisters, Ann and Betty Ham and Polly Hayden, all of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Ham, and a sister, Dot Jenkins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 28, at Tates Creek Christian Church, 3150 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, by the Rev. Kim Beckwith and Dr. Brad Walden. Entombment will follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Tates Creek Christian Church or Hospice of Frankfort, 208 Steele St. Frankfort, KY 40601.

(Paid obituary)



Leonard Taylor Kernen, 85, of Prospect, widower of Mary Dunlap Kernen, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at his home.

Born Nov. 7, 1928, in Frankfort, he was the son of the late Ernest Lloyd Kernen and Pauline Taylor Kernen. He worked for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in Frankfort, and retired as a vice president from First National Bank in Louisville. He was a Marine Corps veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed cooking, traveling and entertaining. In his younger years, he was an avid runner and cyclist.

Survivors include two daughters, Mitsi Kernen Brown (Kevin) of Lake Charles, La., and Polly Kernen Hart (Doug) of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren, Jeb Brown, Chicago, Chad Brown (Hillary), Dallas, Texas, and Alex, Hannah and Drew Hart, all of Cincinnati; and two sisters, Estelle Kernen, SCN, and Joyce Kernen, SCN, both of Nazareth. A brother, Ernest Lloyd Kernen Jr., and a sister, Jean Kernen Moses, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 23, at Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Versailles. Burial was in the church cemetery. Ratterman Funeral Home, Louisville, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donorís favorite charity.



Ruby Carr Tilghman, 93, widow of John Willie Tilghman, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Lawrenceburg.

Born in Scott County, she was the daughter of the late John and Pearl Curtis Carr. She was a Versailles High School graduate, a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, and a Sunday school teacher for over 60 years, first at Clear Creek Baptist and then the Joy Class at Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann (Lynn) Clem, Lawrenceburg, and Linda (Jim) Mullins, Burgin; four grandchildren, Stephanie (Larry) Miller, Harrodsburg, Steve (Jenny) Morrison, Versailles, Jeff Morrison, Harrodsburg, and Nick (Crystal) Mullins, Harrodsburg, four great grandchildren, Aaron Miller, Emily Miller, Daphne Mullins, and Demi Mullins; a sister-in-law, Robbie Carr; and a brother-in-law, Reuben Kurtz. A daughter, Carolyn Morrison; a granddaughter, Dana McDonald; a brother, Jesse Carr; and three sisters, Mildred Lane, Evelyn Eaves, and Anna Frances "Barney" Kurtz, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lynn Clem, Larry Miller, Steve Morrison, Jeff Morrison, Nick Mullins, and Aaron Miller.

Memorials are suggested to Versailles Baptist Church or the Alzheimerís Association.

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Tony L. Workman, 33, of Versailles, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.

A 2000 graduate of Woodford County High School, he was a welder for Qualex Manufacturing in Lexington and a member of the Cross Pointe Church.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Brenda L. and William Dray, Versailles; his father, Earl C. Workman, Versailles; two daughters, Hannah Workman, Versailles, and Hailey Workman, Lawrenceburg; a son, Jalen Workman, Versailles; a brother, Michael (Nicki) Workman, Versailles; and his grandmother, Judy Lay, Versailles. A sister, Judy Marie Workman, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Bryan Roberts. Cremation followed the services.

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