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Friday, January 15, 1999

ROGER DALE HOLLON
Roger Dale Hollon, 46, Campton, died Wednesday at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. A native of Wolfe County, he was the son of Leslie Hollon, Campton, and the late Bessie Tyra Hollon. He was former owner of Campton Shell Hometown Service and was a member of the First Church of God, Campton. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Patton Hollon; a daughter, Crystal Hollon, Stanton; a son, Cameron Hollon, Campton; three brothers, Prentice D. Hollon and Danny L. Hollon, Winchester, and Steve Hollon, Campton; three sisters, Valerie Noble, Campton; Angela Doyle, Louisa, and Melody Harper, Illinois, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Church of God, Campton, by Rev. Doyle Thomas. Friends may call 5-9 p.m. today at the Porter & Son Funeral Home, Campton.

LOU H. FITZGERALD
Lou Alice Merritt Fitzgerald, 87, wife of James M. Fitzgerald, died Wednesday at the Clark Regional Medical Center. A native of Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Rogers Merritt. She was a member of Arlington Christian Church, Lexington, where she was active in numerous functions including Sunday School superintendent. A former resident of Clark County, she maintained a second home in Port Charlotte, Fla., where she attended Pilgrim United Church of Christ and was active in the Salvation Army's Doll Clothing Drive. She was founder of the Port Charlotte Hospice, the Charlotte Bay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sewing Guild of Port Charlotte. Additional survivors include a three sons and daughter-in-law, James P. and Avenelle Fitzgerald II, Lexington; Gerald Fitzgerald, Louisville, and John Fitzgerald, Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Ann Ellis, Atlanta, Ga., three grandchildren, James M. Fitzgerald III, Lexington; Jacqueline Fitzgerald, west Palm beach, Fla., and Judith Fitzgerald, Milton, Dela., and a brother, William E. Merritt, Springfield. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Arlington Christian Church, Lexington, by Rev. Michael N. Armstrong. Burial will be in the Lexington cemetery. Friends may call 7-8 p.m. today at the Aaron M. Smith Funeral Home, East High Street at Woodland Avenue, Lexington.

HESTER G. SPEARS
Hester Gamboe Spears, 100, died Thursday at the Winchester Centre for Health & Rehabilitation. A native of Clark County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. William Gamboe. She was a former resident of Illinois, Ohio and Lexington and graduated from Transylvania University in 1922. A Winchester resident since 1963 she was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, John H. and Mabelle Spears, Philadelphia, Pa., and William S. Spears, Oak Park., Ill; a daughter and son-in-law, Marion S. and William R. Lacker, Hanover, Va.; seven grandchildren, John D. Spears, Craig D. Spears, Nancy S. Whitcomb, David S Spears, Steven D. Spears, Jennifer L. Lacker and Jeffrey M. Lacker; nine great-grandchildren and two nieces. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Winchester Cemetery by Rev. L. Brent Cantrell . Friends may call from 1 until 2:15 p.m. Saturday at the Edgington, Mullins & Taylor Funeral Home.

MARIE E. BROADDUS
Marie E. Broaddus, 75, of 3417 Olympic Lane, Kennesaw, Ga., widow of Malcolm Douglas Broaddus, died at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday at the Northwest Hospital, Randalltown, Md. A native of Estill County, she was the daughter of the Oscar Bryan and Bertie Rice Edwards. She was a retired company secretary at Lockheed Aircraft, Marietta, Ga., and a member of the First Christian Church here. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Lee O'Donnell, Timonium, Md.; two grandsons, John E. O'Donnell and Patrick Malcolm O'Donnell, Statesboro, Ga.; a great-grandson, John Patrick O'Donnell, Statesboro, and a brother, Robert D. Edwards, Kennesaw. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Scobee Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer's Foundation, Lexington-Bluegrass Chapter, 801 S. Limestone, Lexington 40508-4048.

Thursday, January 14, 1999

DIANNA R. CHARLES
Dianna Ruth Charles, 45, Slate Avenue, Owingsville, sister of Eddie Bealert, Winchester, died Tuesday at the Mary Chiles Hospital, Mt. Sterling. Wife of Tony Charles, she was the daughter of Ellen Smith Hawkins, Owingsville, and the late Edwin Matthew Bealert and the stepdaughter of William E. Hawkins, Owingsville. She was a certified nursing assistant. Additional survivors include three sons, Anthony D. Charles Jr. Gary Bealert and Mark Butcher, all of Owingsville; five grandsons, Derek Butcher, James Butcher, Dalton Butcher, Aaron Bealert and Nathaniel Bealert; a sister, Faye Burchett, Bath County; another brother, Danny Bealert, Springfield, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Richie Hunt Funeral Home by Rev. Lowell Rice. Burial will be in the Owingsville Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today.

JO ANN SPIVEY
Jo Ann Spivey, 61, Lexington, mother of Patricia "Sissy" Davis, Winchester, died Wednesday at the Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. A native of Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Jay and Edna Graham. A member of Revival Tabernacle, she was cashier for Transylvania University, Lexington. Additional survivors include her husband, Kenneth Spivey; a son, Herbert Christison Jr., Port Orange, Fla.; a stepson, Daniel Spivey, Lexington; seven grandchildren; a brother, Billy Graham, Florida, and a sister, Betty Wafford, Florida. Services will be conducted at 2:3 p.m. Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, with burial in Blue grass Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 5-9 p.m. today.

Wednesday, January 13, 1999

EMOLENE B. BROERMAN
Services for Emolene B. Broerman, 81, of 111 Buckner St., will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Scobee Funeral Home by Dr. William Davis. Mrs. Broerman, widow of Joseph J. Broerman, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday at the Clark Regional Medical Center. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. today. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice East, Box 115.

Tuesday, January 12, 1999

ASA HOLDER
Asa Holder, 91, Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Mt. Sterling, widower of Virgie Blevins Holder, died Thursday at the St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. A native of Clark County, he was the son of the late Thomas Albert and Bertie Goodpaster Holder. He was a member of the Church of God, a retired farmer and factory worker and an army veteran of World War II. Survivors included two brothers, Alton Holder, Indianapolis, and Clarence Holder, Alvaten, and several nieces and nephews. Services were conducted at 1 p.m. toeay at the Taul Funeral Home Chapel, Mt. Sterling, by Rev. Claude L. Goodpaster. Burial was in the Machpelah Cemetery, Mt. Sterling.

NANNIE HOPPER
Services for Nannie Hopper, 88, of 9680 Iron Works Road, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Scobee Funeral Home by Bro. Michael Chism. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. Mrs. Hopper, widow of George Samuel Hopper, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday at the Clark Regional Medical Center. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of service. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice East, Box 115.

Monday, January 11, 1999

TROY CLEM
Troy Clem, 67, of 1060 Dry Fork Road, husband of Beatrice Barnett Clem, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday at the Clark Regional Medical Center. A native of Clark County, he was the son of Clara Crowe Clem, Winchester, and the late Albert Clem. He was a retired construction worker and a member of the Nazarene Church. Additional survivors include seven daughters, Barbara Hopper, Kathy Adams, Dolly Adams, Robbyn McGuire, Linda Stamper, Tonya Clem and Danyelle Clem, Winchester; three sons, Troy E. Clem and Gary Clem, Winchester, and Dennis Clem, Nicholasville; 17 grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, six brothers, Harold Clem, Nicholasville; Johnny Clem, Lexington; Albert Clem Jr., Cynthiana; Jimmy Clem, Frankfort; Kelly Clem, Winchester, and Alfred Clem, Florida; five sisters, Mary Smith, Paris; Pat Stevens, Paris; Sue Adams, Paris; Betty Collins, Winchester, and Donna Spaulding, Versailles, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Scobee Funeral Home by Rev. Vernon Adams. Burial will be in the Clintonville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Troy E. Clem, Gary Clem, Dennis Clem, Rick Stamper, Paul Hopper, David Adams, Louis Adams, Doug Brock and Greg McGuire. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, c/o Betty J. Berryman, 6034 Old Boonesboro Road.

OLLIE HOWARD JR.
Ollie Howard Jr., 66, of 1445 Olive St., Louisville, brother of Florence Humphrey Harrington, Winchester, died Friday at the Norton Hospital, Louisville. A native of Clark County, he was the son of the late Ollie Sr. and Emma J. Howard. He was a veteran of service with the United States Army during the Korean War and retired from South Central Bell. He was a member of the Elim Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Shirley Howard; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Keith Warrick, Louisvlle; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Jamie Howard, Indiana; six grandchildren, two other sisters, Mayme Washington, Lexington, and Bettie L. Jackson, Long Island, N.Y., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be conudcted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Elim Baptist Church, Louisville. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. today at the A.D. Porter Funeral Home, Chestnut Street, Louisville. Burial will be in the Lebanon National Cemetery.

Friday, January 8, 1999

GRACE THOMAS LISLE
Grace Thomas Lisle, 76, of 7795 Main St., Jeffersonville, formerly of Frenchburg, widow of Clyde Lisle, died at 1:09 a.m. Wednesday at her residence. Born Nov. 20, 1922 in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Jonah and Maggie Pelfrey Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Frenchburg Baptist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Margie Richardson, Jeffersonville; Phyllis Sallee, Huber Heights, Ohio; Lynn Dennis, Owingsville, and Patti Tyra, Del Rio, Texas; five sons, Tommy Lisle, Mariba; John and Larry Lisle, Jeffersonville; Bobby Lisle, Troy, Ohio, and Doug Lisle, Corinth; four sisters, Elsie Dallasonta, Kathryn Hopper and Irene Bush, all of Winchester, and Dorothy Anderson, Mt. Sterling; two brothers, Elmer and Bob Thomas, both of Winchester; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Randy Halsey & Son/Menifee Home for Funerals, Frenchburg, by the Rev. Foy Back. Burial will be at the Winchester Cemetery. Friends may call beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, January 6, 1999

EARL A. MANN
Earl A. Mann, 79, of 111 Miller Ave., Springfield, father of James Mann, Winchester, died at 8:25 p.m. Monday at Jewish Hospital, Louisville. Born Oct. 14, 1919 in Washington County, Mr. Mann was the son of the late James Howard and Nancy Ellen Pinkston Mann. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Springfield Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Mr. Mann was a 1937 graduate of Springfield High School. He began his career in the hardware business in 1945 as an employee of E.W. Bates Hardware, Springfield, and later formed a partnership, along with Sherman Richard, and purchased the business from Bates. At the time of his death, Mr. Mann was still very active in the daily operation of the business. In addition to his son, survivors include his wife of 53 years, Martha Gowdy Mann; two daughters, Joan Mann, Danville, and Marsha McSwain, Louisville, and four grandchildren, Matthew Mann, Brandon Earl Mann, Jonathan McSwain and Michelle McSwain. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. J. Lonnie Bradley, former pastor, officiating. Burial will be on Cemetery Hill in Springfield. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Mann, Brandon Mann, Matthew Mann, Gilbert Milburn, Howard Brady and Gil Milburn; honorary bearers will be members of the Action Sunday School Class and the deacons of Springfield Baptist Church. Friends may call 3-9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. Thursday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home in Springfield. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Springfield Baptist Church Building Fund.

WOODFORD 'MIKE' SMITH
Woodford "Mike" Smith, 84, of 30 Melbourne St., husband of Myra Frazier Smith, died at 8:15 a.m. today at his residence. Born in Powell County, he was the son of the late Jessie Smith and Junie Belle Barnett. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of the Living God. In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Wanda Faye Puckett, Olive Hill, and Frances Olivia "Fran" Chism, Winchester; two sons, Tracy Smith, Winchester, and Raymond Smith, Las Vegas, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Scobee Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill Jarman. Burial will be at the Winchester Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Chism, Joey Ritchie, Denny and Andy Barnett, Keith Smith, Jack and Ray Sparks and Matthew B. Chism. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 5, 1999

BARBARA P. WARNER
Services for Barbara Jean Peel Warner, 69, sister of Dr. Nancy Dale Peel, Clark County, were conducted Sunday at the Nicholasville Christian Church by Dr. Bob Mallory and Dr. Carroll Wallace. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Warner, wife of Billy June Warner, Suphur Well Road, Nicholasville, died Friday following heart surgery. A native of Jessamine County, she was the daughter of Mary Bonnie Hatton Peel, Nicholasville, and the late Bob Peel. She was a member of the Nicholasville Christian Church, JOY Class, Christian Women's Fellowship and the church choir for more than 35 years. She was active in agricultural activities and was valedictorian of her high school class. She was a scholarship recipient and honor student at the University of Kentucky and was an employee of Heathman's Grocery for 21 years. Additional survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce Jeryl and Debbie Warner; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda June and Sterling Staggs; four grandchildren, another sister, Margaret Ann Peel Fugate; a brother, Joe Curry Peel and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorials may take the form of contributions the Nicholasville Christian Church.

GEAROLD D. ALLEN
Gearold Dean Allen, 88, Dayton, Ohio, father of Janice Smith, Winchester, died Saturday at his home. Additional survivors include a sister, Mrs. Goldie Webb, Camden, Ohio; several step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements are incomplete at the Terebinski Funeral Home, Vandalia, Ohio.

IDA MAE STEVENS BERRYMAN
Ida Mae Stevens Berryman, 103, of 117 Elam Park, Lexington, widow of Alva Berryman, died Sunday at her residence. She had relocated from Irvine to Lexington in 1933 and had resided at 117 Elam Park for 63 years. Born in Clark County, she was the daughter of the late Francis Jackson and Jeanette Berryman Stevens. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church and the Sunshine Class. Survivors include six daughters, Doris Sheneman, Nunica, Mich.; Betty Marshall and Frances Carter, Louisville; Ruby Wilson and husband, Louis, Harrodsburg; Barbara Scott and husband, Thomas, Frankfort, and Molly Watts and husband, Shirley, Wilmore; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by the Rev. Jim Bird, Rev. Stuart Couve and Rev. Jim Bergan. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery. Friends may call 2-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington 40504 or to the Broadway Christian Church, 187 N. Broadway, Lexington 40507.

HELEN CLOUD McKENNA
Helen Cloud McKenna, 91, of Lexington, widow of Charles Leo McKenna, died Sunday. Born Dec. 18, 1907 in Barre, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Ann Sievewright Cloud. She was a graduate of the former St. Joseph College of Nursing and Saint Paul's Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Charles Leo McKenna and Harry C. McKenna, Lexington, and Louis R. McKenna, Austin, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. John C. (Mary Jo) McCormick, Winchester, and Mrs. Nelson (Helen) Hudson, Paris; one brother, James E. "Sonny" Cloud, Lexington; one sister, Agnes Grall, Lexington; 20 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Saint Paul's Catholic Church by the Rev. Fr. William Bush. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call 5-9 p.m. today at the Aaron M. Smith Funeral HomeŅEast High Street at Woodland Avenue. The Christian Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

MARY KATHERINE FORKNER
Mary Katherine Forkner, 78, of 89 Mockingbird Valley Road, formerly of 8320 Iron Works Road, wife of retired west coast lumber and land developer Charles T. Forkner, died Monday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. Born on Aug. 5, 1920 in Charlottesville, Va., she was the daughter of the late George and Katherine Griffith. She retired after 20 years of teaching with the Orange County School System in California. She attended First Baptist Church in Winchester, was a member of the Ava Tyler Sunday School Class, Winchester Fine Arts Club, Boonesboro Road Homemakers Club, Lexington Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Huguenot Society and a former member of the Winchester Country Club. In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Lt. Cmdr. Charles Thomas Forkner Jr., Ret., Winchester; a daughter, Suzanne Katherine Drew, Monrovia, Calif.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Lexington Avenue, by the Rev. Larry Burcham, Dr. Henry Baker and Dr. Bennett Hall. Pallbearers will be Holly R. Forkner, Vic Bloomfield, Dr. James Pennington, Jack Buchanan, Maurice Flynn, Willard Martin, William Sphar and Donald Rash; honorary, Asa R. Sphar. Burial will be in the Forkner family plot at the Winchester Cemetery. Edgington, Mullins & Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, January 4, 1999

ROBERT F. COLLINS
Robert Foster Collins, 92, of 3051 Rio Dosa Drive, Lexington, formerly of Winchester, husband of Ruth Estelle Mangum Collins, died at 8:46 a.m. Sunday at his home. A native of Lansing, Mich., he was the son of the late Frank Noble and Grace Foster Collins. He was a member of the First Baptist Church here and was a graduate of Michigan State College with a bachelor of science in forestry and of Yale University with a master of science in forestry. He was a former employee of the Michigan Department of Conservation and had served as a research assistant, technical forester, district ranger, forest staff officer, regional staff officer and was forest supervisor of Daniel Boone National Forest for 17 years. He was a visiting professor in the University of Kentucky School of Forestry, Forest Policy, for four years. He was the author of the History of Daniel Boone National Forest and of the textbook, Forest Policy of the United States for the University of Kentucky Forestry School. He also was the author of the manual, Forest Fire Control, "Fire Suppression Organization" for the New England States. He was a five year-veteran of military service serving with the cavalry at Fort Riley, Kansas and at the David Monthan Air Base, Tucson, Ariz. He served as colonel with the Armored Division at Fort Riley and Mohave Desert, Nev., and also served in Hawaii, Guam, Leyte and Okinawa. He retired as a commander of the 711 Tank Battalion. Mr. Collins was a member of the National Society American Foresters where he was elected a Fellow in 1979, the Soil Conservation Society of America, Sierrra Club, Izaak Walton League, American Forestry Association, Reserve Officers Association, Retired Officers Association, Forest History Society, National Rifle Association and National Muzzle Loading Rife Association. He also was a member of the Kentucky Historical Society, the Civil War Roundtable, Lexington; Filson Club, Kentucky Forestry Council, Kentucky Conservation Council, Fort Boonesborough Bicentennial Commission, Fort Boonesborough State Park Association and served as technical advisor to the Frontier Arms Equipment and Buckskins and to artists painting for Fort Boonesborough State Park Historical Museum. Mr. Collins served as president of the Clark County Historical Society and The Lamplighters and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Clark County Public Library, the Clark County-Winchester Heritage Commission, the Winchester Kiwanis Club and the Sphar Bible Class at the First Baptist Church. Additional survivors include a son, Robert Thomas Collins, Los Angeles, Calif.; a granddaughter, Kathleen Lindsay Collins, Los Angeles, and five nieces and nephews in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Arizona. Memorial services will be held later by Rev. Don Burkhead and Rev. Larry Burcham with the cremains scattered in the Red River Gorge of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Scobee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GERTRUDE D. GREENE
Gertrude D. Greene, 91, formerly of 8320 Iron Works Road, widow of Leslie Greene, died at 1 p.m. Saturday at 59 Hillcrest Drive. A native of Grant County, she was the daughter of the late Ras and Lillie Armstrong. She was a retired nurse and was a member of the Daughters f the American Revolution. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. Survivors include three grandchildren, Gary Dowell, Indianapolis, Ind.; Patricia Swift and Brenda Dowell, Arlington, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Betty Dowell, Winchester; a son-in-law, David Morton, Winchester. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Winchester Cemetery by the Rev. Rick Hatley. There will be no visitation. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice East, Box 115.

WILLIAM G. HENRY
William Gayle Henry, 55, of 575 Baker Estates, Stanton, died Friday at his home following an apparent heart attack. He was the son of Eunice Snowden Henry, Winchester, and the late William Priest Henry. He was an employee of East Kentucky Power and formerly operated a grocery store in Clay City. He was a member of the Three Cross Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Wilma Hollon Henry; two daughters, Holly Richelle Henry, Lexington, and Wendy Lenn Henry, Clay City; a stepson, Doug Elma, Pine Ridge; a stepdaughter, Samantha Elam, Pine Ridge; two sisters, Barbara Henry, Winchester, and Donna Oldfield, Salt Lick; two grandchildren, Marissa Ginter and Kelsey Maggard; four stepgrandchildren, Karen Goodwin, Randi Goodwin, Jennifer Goodwin and Kayla Goodwin. Services were conducted today at the Wells Funeral Home, Stanton, by Rev. David Anthony Watts.


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