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Tuesday, December 1, 1998

JOE D. HARKINS III
Joseph D. Harkins III, 58, Lexington, husband of Susan Grissom Harkins, died Monday at his home. A native of Prestonsburg, he was a son of Billie Holliday Harkins Lyon, Lexington, formerly of Winchester, and the late Joseph D. Harkins Jr. He was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Paris, a graduate of Kentucky Military Institute, the University of Kentucky and the UK College of Law. He also attended Message School. He was an attorney and an Administrative Law Judge, a coal operator and farmer. Additional survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joseph D. and Lisa Graber Harkins IV, Nashville, Tenn., and John Robinson Harkins, Lexington; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Ashley Hale, Lexington; three grandchildren, Joseph D. Harkins V and Rebecca Coy Harkins, Nashville, and Thomas Buckner Harkins, Lexington; a sister, Victoria Harkins Lamb, Lexington; his stepfather, Ollie Lyon, Lexington; a cousin and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Central Christian Church, Lexington, by Rev. Robert Matheus. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. today at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Hope Center, 360 W. Loudon Ave., Lexington 40508; Partners for Family Farms, P.O. Box 22259, Lexington 40522, or the Abbey of Gethesmane, Loretto.

DOROTHY L. SMART
Services for Dorothy L. Smart, 76, widow of Hugh Smart, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Scobee Funeral Home by Rev. Larry Burcham. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. Mrs. Smart, a retired teacher, died at 9 p.m.Saturday at her home, 115 Southern Court. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice East, Box 115.

Monday, November 30, 1998

FRANCES J. TODD
Frances Jones Todd, Louisville, formerly of Flemingsburg, widow of Earl Ransom Todd, died Friday at the Baptist East Hospital, Louisville. A native of Clark County, she was a homemaker and co-owner and operator of the Flemingsburg Gazette. She was a member of the Flemingsburg First United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Winston Hamilton, Louisville; two grandsons, Sidney Hamilton and Stuart Hamilton, Louisville, and three great-grandchldren, Christopher, Katelyn and Kelsey Hamilton, Louisville. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Denton-Workman Funeral Home, Fleminsburg. Burial will be in the Fleming County Cemetery. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Tuesday.

MARY M. MULLINS
Mary May Mullins, 73, of 308 McDowell Drive, wife of Harold Mullins, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at her home. A native of Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Cornelius Edgar and Tennia Lacy Frisby. She was a retired real estate broker in Northern Kentucky, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Williams Memorial Baptist Church, Ravenna. Additional survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Scobee Funeral Home by Dr. Ed Mesta. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the hour of service. Mermorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice East, Box 115.

Friday, November 27

ROSIE V. MORRIS
Rosie V. Morris, 66, formerly of 254 Ridgeway Drive, died at 5:30 a.m. today at the Stanton Nursing Home. A native of Grant County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Lee Brown Dixon. She was a homemaker, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Winchester Christian Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Viola Darlene Curtis, Winchester; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, her foster mother, Viola Jones, Winchester; a brother, Bobby Allen Dixon, Rogersville, Tenn., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Winchester Christian Baptist Church, 14 Holly Ave., by the Rev. Frank Hopkins and Jack Kirby. Burial will be in Clarmont Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Bobby Branham Sr., Bobby Branham Jr., Paul Williams, David Holland, Alfred Havens and Richard Brown; honorary, Rev. Jimmy Woosley, Rev. Tommy Masters, Rev. Bill Masters and Rev. William Keller. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. Monday until the hour of service. Scobee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, November 25

ELIZABETH W. SANBORN
Elizabeth Ann Walker Sanborn, 50, Conway, N.H., died Nov. 19 at her home. A native of Braxton, Miss., she was the daughter of Elizabeth Smith Walker, Winchester, and the late Lonzo Walker. A former resident of Chicago, Ill, she was a 28-year resident of Conway and was a 12-year employee of Kennett High School where she served as an aide in the Job Preparation Department. She was a member of the Conway Church of Christ and the Fryeburg-Lovell Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 6783. In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband of 30 years, Ronald "Butch" Sanborn; a son, Aaron Sanborn, Conway; two daughters, Christina L. Sanborn, Conway, and Elizabeth Nichole Willis, Searcy, Ala.; a granddaughter, Taryn Willis, Searcy; a brother, Lonnie Walker, Chicago; a sister, Hazel Hooks, Mississippi, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services were conducted Monday at the Conway Church of Christ, Conway, by Rev. John Bonner. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Conway Rescue, Conway, N.H. 03818, or to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of N.C.C., P.O. Box 432, North Conway N.H. 03860. Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg, Me., was in charge of arrangements.

JAMES L. RYNERSON
James Lillard Rynerson, 80, of 680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, brother of Dr. Earl Bonneau Rynerson, Winchester, died Saturday at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. A native of Mercer County, he was the son of the late James Lillard and Ella Cunningham Rynerson. A graduate of Berea College, he did post-graduate work at the University of Chicago. He was a retired teacher with the Chicago Public School System, A United States Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the Salvisa Methodist Church which his family helped establish. He was an active member of the Audubon Society and The Nature Conservancy. Additional survivors include his wife, Mary Nonn Rynerson; a sister, Annelle Wing, Harrodsburg, several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Services were held Monday at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home, Harrodsburg, by the Rev. Andrew Standridge. Burial was in Spring Hill cemetery. Memorials may take the form of contributions to The Nature Conservancy, Kentucky Chapter, Attn: Memorial Fund, 642 W. Main St., Lexington, Ky. 40508-2018.

EDWIN B. DOOLEY
Edwin B. Dooley, 68, retired chief engineer for WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, died Nov. 13 in Cincinnati. A native of Winchester, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin B. Dooley. He was an authority on the history of radio and helped convert the former AVCO Broadcasting Corporation stations to color format. He was chief engineer at WLWT-TV from 1961 until he retired in 1987. He was a frequent speaker on radio history and World War II-era films at the Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Survivors include his wife, Joyce; two sons, a daughter and three grandchildren. Services were held at Madeira Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, followed by burial in the Spring Grove Cemetery.

Tuesday, November 24

PAULINE L. MCCLURE
Pauline Laughlin McClure, 70, Finley Road, wife of George McClure Jr., died Monday at the University of Kentucky Markey Center, Lexington. A native of Bourbon County, she was the daughter of the late Jack Laughlin and Hanna B. Gilvin Laughlin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. Additional survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly M. and Jack Rupard, Clark County; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Donna McClure, Clark County, and David and Luarieanne McClure, Ocala, Fla.; four grandchildren, Chelsea and John Gavin Rupard and Jake and Lauren McClure, and three sisters; Anna B. Rogers, Dry Ridge; Mary Elizabeth Groves, Lexington, and Florence Thomas, Ewing. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Herald and Stewart Home for Funerals, Mt. Sterling, by Rev. William Bush. Burial will be in Clarmont Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Jerry Ackerman, Henry and Bobby Wigginton, J.C. Jefferson, Larry Curtis and Wally Thomas; honorary, Dr. William Greiser, Dr. Stacy Harbin, Dr. Ed Romond, Dr. Alan Shultz, Ryan Hempel, Matthew Hempel, Ada Gross, Zack Conlee, David Briscoe, Chris Davis, Wilson Ackerman and Jason Jones. Friends may call 5-9 p.m. today.

Monday, November 23

LOU ANN BLAIR
Lou Ann Blair, 33, of 93 Hillcrest Manor, wife of Johnny Lee Blair, died at 8:23 p.m. Friday at the University of Kentucky Medical, Lexington, as the result of injuries sustained in a three-car crash on North Maple Street. A native of Breathitt County, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruby Smith and the foster daughter of Thomas Caudill and the late Virgie Caudill. She was a clerk at Save-a-Lot Distribution Center here. Additional survivors include a son, Dewayne Tolson, Owingsville; a daughter, Casey Tolson, Owingsville; a brother, Luther Smith, Lucasville, Ohio, and a stepsister, Alice Haney, West Liberty. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Scobee Funeral Home by Ben Rake Jr. Burial will be in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be John Martin, Arthur Dewayne Tolson, Billy Barnett, Courtney Barnett, Rudy Crowe and Darick Barnett; honorary, June Crowe and Ray Eldridge. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. today. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice East, Box 115, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington 40504.

OZA JOHNSON
Oza Johnson, 86, of 3029 Crowe Ridge Road, died at 6:26 a.m. Sunday at the Clark Regional Medical Center. A native of Clark County, he was the son of the late Noah and Sally Johnson. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include three daughters, Louise Hannah, Clark County; Judy Ann Gipson, Winchester, and Linda Sue Johnson, Powell County; two sons, Oza Lee Johnson, Clark County, and Roy Allen Johnson, Bourbon County; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Scobee Funeral Home by Rev. Jimmy Clark. Burial will be in Clarmont Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Darrell Shefflet, Marcus Mullins, Earl Thomas Jr., Earl Johnson, Darrell Boone and Donald Boone. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Friday, November 20

ROY S. BURGHER
Roy S. Burgher, 82, of 706 Franklin Ave., died at 6:26 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington. A native of Clark County, he was the son of the late Clarence E. and Mamie Baber Burgher. He was a retired Lockheed employee and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include one son, Monte Burgher, Alaska; one daughter, Cindy Burgher, Sonnyville, Calif., and several nieces, nephews and cousins, including Steve Burgher, Lexington. Services were conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Winchester Cemetery. Scobee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, November 19

NANCY G. BRANDENBURG
Nancy Anna Gray Brandenburg, 97, Midway, widow of C.T. Brandenburg, died Tuesday at her home. A native of Estill County, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Ellen Horn Gray. She was a member of the Easter Valley Baptist Church. Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law, Eva and Garland McKee, Lexington; Lorraine and John Williams, Georgetown; Anna Lee and Coy Wilson, Midway; Judy and Ken Johnson, Selah, Wash., and Gloria and Floyd Mudd, Sadieville; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Edwin and Shirley Brandenburg and J.M. and Wayne Ann Brandenburg, Winchester; Herman Brandenburg, Lake Worth, Fla.; Donnie and Eddie Brandenburg, Lexington, and Leonard and Janice Brandenburg, Cynthiana; 41 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Rev. Robert Canter. Burial will be in the Midway Cemetery. Her sons will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. today.

ANNA JEAN CROWE
Services for Anna Jean Crowe, 53, of 401 Lyon Drive, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Scobee Funeral Home by Rev. Eric Patterson and Rev. Welby Patton. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. Mrs. Crowe, wife of Benny Crowe, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. today.

BERTHA S. PRINCE
Services for Bertha Smith Prince, 78, formerly of Beverly White Towers, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Emmanuel Baptist Church by Rev. Cova Duvall and Rev. Wayne Dunn. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. Mrs. Price, widow of Rev. James R. Prince, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Winchester Centre for Health & Rehabilitation. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Scobee Funeral Home and at the church from 9 a.m. Friday until the hour of service. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice East, Box 115, or Emmanuel Baptist Church, 202 Cherry St.

WELDON WALKER
Weldon Walker, 91, Fort Wayne, Ind., died Sunday in Indiana. Son of the late Will and Clara Walker, he was a member of the Second Independent Baptist Church in Athens. Additional survivors include his wife, Anna Mae Walker, five daughters and three sons-in-law, Margie and Billy Crawford, Rosetta Walker, Beatrice and Elwood McCormick all of Fort Wayne; Dorothy Green and Virginia and Bret Turner, Winchester; Jerry and Naomi Walker, William and Nita Walker, Joe and Sarah Walker and Johnny and Joyce Walker, all of Lexington; 38 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, Elijah Walker; two sisters, Katie Robinson and Beatrice Walker, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ellis Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Fort Wayne. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today.

MARY A. KALAR
Mary Arnice Kalar, 77, of 470 Manning Road, Stanton, mother of Ganell Smith, Winchester, died Tuesday at the Clark Regional Medical Center. A native of Powell County, she was the daughter of the late Linville and Effie Mae Baker Jackson. Widow of Hillard Kalar, she was a homemaker and a member of the Macedonia Christian Church, Lexington. Additional survivors include a son, Gale Kalar, Clay City; another daughter, Darlene Gay, Stanton; four brothers, Kenneth Rogers, Paul Rogers, Raymond Rogers and Garry Rogers, Stanton; two sisters, Gladys Townsend and Wanda Smith, Stanton; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wells Funeral Home, Stanton, by Rev. Charles Lees and Rev. Elwood Kalar. Burial will be in the Faulkner Cemetery, Stanton. Friends may call 3-9 p.m. Friday.

Wednesday, November 18

THURMAN TOWNSEND JR.
Thurman Townsend Jr. 33, of 8174 Crooked Creek Road, Crlisle, died at 1:50 p.m. Monday after a hunting rifle apparently discharged inside a vehicle in which he was riding. A native of Clark County, he was the son of Thurman and Deloris Crowe Townsend Sr., Winchester. He was a former resident of Bath County and was a member of the Pentocostal Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Patricia Hatton Townsend; two stepsons, Barry Sexton and Deron Sexton, Sharpsburg; a granddaughter, Sarah; a brother, Buford Clay Townsend, Ford; two sisters, Kay Laverne Field, Winchester, and Christina Jane Haggard, Ford; a stepbrother, David Jones, Winchester, and a stepsister, Candida Jones, Stanton, two step-grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Taul Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling, with burial in the Crown Hill cemetery, Sharpsburg. Friends may call 5-9 p.m. today.

Tuesday, November 17

BERTHA S. PRINCE
Bertha Smith Prince, 78, formerly of Beverly White Towers, widow of Rev. James R. Prince, died at 1:15 a.m. today at the Winchester Centre for Health & Rehabilitation. A native of Roy, N. Mex., she was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Mabel E. Halterman Smith. She was a retired employee of the Lexington Bluegrass Army Depot and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Carolyn Prince, Winchester; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmy (Pat) Turpin, Winchester; three stepdaughters, Joann Heath, Columbus, Ga.; Passiy Posey, Atlanta, Ga., and Sybil Underwood, Orlando, Fla.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Clark (Levodis) Galloway, Winchester, and Patti Turpin, Winchester; two grandsons, Jimmy and Ricky Prince, Winchester; several step-grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, a sister, Marie Lungsford, Berea; a brother, Robert Smith, Eustis, Fla., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Emmanuel Baptist Church by Rev. Cova Duvall and Rev. Wayne Dunn. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy and Ricky Prince, David Stanfield, Greg Groen and Jay and Timmy Nickells; honorary will be members of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Scobee Funeral Home and at the church from 9 a.m. Friday until the hour of service. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice East, Box 115, or Emmanuel Baptist Church, 202 Cherry St.

JAMES A. STEWARD
Services for James Anderson "Fat Man" Steward, 56, will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the Corinthian Baptist Church by Rev. H.K. Taylor. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Winchester Cemetery. Mr. Steward, a former employee of the Clark County Courthouse, died Saturday at his home, 128 Elm St. Friends may call at the church from 6 p.m. today until the hour of service. Chenault Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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