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Versailles, Ky.


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October 30, 2014



Gary Lee Eaves, 63, of Versailles, a truck driver, farmer with Jeremy Dotson, husband of Donna Chapman Eaves, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late Hamilton and Rebecca Baber Eaves.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Lyle T. (Stephanie) Eaves, Versailles; three sisters, Sue (Stan) Griffith, Tammie (Mike) Pope, and Dennie (Leonard) Neal, all of Versailles; a brother, DeWayne Kincaid, Shelbyville; four stepchildren, Nancy Moore, Lexington, Nolan (Kim) Smith, Lexington, Sharon (Steve) Collier, Versailles, and Gina (Paul) Currens, Lawrenceburg; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A sister, Janice Lovett, is deceased.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 30, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the funeral home. Following cremation, burial will be at Rose Crest Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Humane Society, P.O. Box 44, Versailles, KY 40383.

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The Rev. Charles R. McKinley, 85, of Versailles, husband of Josephine McKinley, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Lincoln, Ill., he was one of six children of the late Harless Albert and Myrtle Grace Downey McKinley. Retired as pastor of the Versailles Pentecostal Church of God after 34 years, he was a graduate of the Pentecostal Bible College in Sacramento, Calif., and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Lou (the Rev. Ed) Underwood, Lafayette, Ind., Laurel (Calvin) Keller, Versailles, and Amy (Tom) Caywood, Lexington; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A son, Charles Richard McKinley Jr., and his wife, Arlene, died during the 1974 tornado outbreak.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Cross Pointe Church by the Rev. Gene Roberts, the Rev. James Rayburn, and the Rev. Bryan Roberts. Burial with military honors was at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were Eddie Underwood, Stormy Martin, Richard Underwood, Andrew Lafferty, Alex Keller, and Jared Keller. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Goldie Rose Reed, 78, of Versailles, widow of J.B. Reed, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

Born Aug. 8, 1936, in Powell County, she was the daughter of the late Will and Tilda Sons Watkins. She worked in housekeeping for the Woodford Hospital.

Survivors include eight children, Mary Coventry, Versailles, Ruby Hilton, Versailles, Raymond Reed, California, J.C. Reed, Versailles, Brenda Hancock, Versailles, Roseann Lawson, Ohio, Herbert Reed, Versailles, and Evelyn Tharp, Richmond; 21 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 25, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were A.J. Reed, Thomas Hilton, Brandon Reed, Chris Reed, Eugene Reed and Lawrence Buckland.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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