Tommy Roach Allen Craig, 65, of Lexington, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006 at his home.
Born Jan. 31, 1940 in Midway, he was the son of the late Jesse Robert and Snoda Truman Keith Craig and the husband of Helen Green Craig.
He was a painting contractor.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: two sons, Tommy Erick Craig of Harrodsburg and Preston Dwayne Jenkins of Salvisa; one daughter, Shanda R. Craig of Harrodsburg; four brothers, Kenneth, Arthur, Spencer and Sam Craig, and five grandchildren, Tommy Lee and Autumn Snow Craig, Nathaniel Thomas Northern, and Levi Grant and Raven Michelle Jenkins.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jesse, James and Charles Craig.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pruitt Funeral Home in Lexington. There will be no services.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504.
Cecil McCoy Davenport, 82, of Salvisa, died Friday, January 20, 2006 at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.
Born Jan. 11, 1924, in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Doran Kavanaugh and Bertha Mae McCoy Davenport.
A retired farmer, he attended Claylick United Methodist Church. He served in the Army during World War II, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4075 in Frankfort and American Legion Post No. 34 in Lawrenceburg.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Wayne Davenport of Salvisa; a daughter, Beverly Davenport Shifflett of Salvisa; two sisters, Mary Anna Drury, and Elgether Sharp, and her husband, Clarence, all of Lawrenceburg; and a grandson, Justin McCoy Shifflett.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers Delbert Davenport, J.T. Davenport and Orbery D. Davenport.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 22, 2006 at Gash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Carol Whiting officiating.
Burial followed in Hebron Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jeff Sims, Marshall Hockersmith, J. B. Stratton, Justin Shifflett, Donald Dotson and Roy Carter.
Honorary pallbearers were Richard Davenport, Johnny Davenport, Wesley Sharp, Dudley Davenport, Luther Alan Davenport, Barbara Dotson and Patty Sharp.
Hazel Marie Parker Edmondson, 76, of Elm Street, Lawrenceburg died Sunday, January 29, 2006 at her home after an illness.
She was born June 24, 1929 in Mercer County to the late Harlan “Pap” and Jenny Bryant Chapman Parker. She was co-owner of Edmondson Plumbing and Heating Supply in Lawrenceburg for 48 years, and was a member of the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, H. N. “Buddy” Edmondson; one son, Alan (Julia) Edmondson, Lawrenceburg; one brother, Donald (Lelia) Parker, Greenfield, IN; three grandchildren, Nathan (Leslie) Edmondson II, Matthew Edmondson, and John Edmondson, and a great grandson, Nathan Bryce Edmondson, all of Lawrenceburg.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Madeline Yocum, and three brothers, Bill, Kenneth and Bobby Parker.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, at Gash Memorial Chapel with Rev. Cliff Pike officiating. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bob Smith, Bill May, Jimmy Disponett, Ronnie Peach, Bobby Carmickle, and Danny McCann.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or The American Cancer Society, c/o Shirley Hoskins, 103 Saffell Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.
George C. Edwards, 79, of Cocoa Beach, FL, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 at his home.
Born Oct. 6, 1926 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Beatty Edwards and Maggie Hager Edwards Isham and the husband of Irena Edwards.
He was a WWII Navy veteran and a retired Civil Service employee of 36 years, of which 33 years were served in Germany.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: one son, Don (Carolyn) Edwards of Lexington; three daughters, Sandra Gail (Terry) Gabhart of Shelbyville, Lisa (Riley) Sumner of Lexington and Gabriel (John) Stein of Santa Barbara, CA; one step-son, Alexander Sames of Germany; two brothers, Sam (Margaret) Edwards of Harrodsburg and H. B. (Norma) Edwards of Cottage Grove, MN; six grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Harrodsburg.
Joseph Derrick Hughes, 25, of Tabler Avenue, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 in Harrodsburg.
Born, Jan. 2, 1981 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of James Patrick Hughes of Clute, TX and Debra Kay Smith Hughes of Harrodsburg.
He was an employee of the Topy Company in Versailles.
In addition to his parents, survivors include: one daughter, Destiny Grace Hughes of Harrodsburg; one sister, Selina Hughes Johnson of Harrodsburg; one brother, Tim Smith of Harrodsburg; one half-brother, James Patrick Hughes Jr. of Florida, and three half-sisters, Annetta Caldwell, Patty Tungate and Sandy Hughes, all of Lebanon.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gary and Terry Smith, Bradley Smith Jr., Davelle Smith, Chris Smith and Bradley Smith III. Honorary pallbearers were Matt, Jacob, Tascha and Jessie Smith, Michelle Mann, and Gary and Kaycie Holmes.
James Clinton McDonald, 82, of Lexington, widower of Carolyn League McDonald, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at his residence.
Born July 3, 1923 in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Jesse and Pauline Richardson McDonald. He was a retired butcher for Slone's Market and was a security officer for Keeneland. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and was a member of the Bluegrass Lodge #956 F&AM. He was also a member of the Oleika Temple and was a Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors include three daughters, Diane Walton, Harrodsburg, Denise Cunningham, Georgetown, and Mary Ann Mulligan, Georgetown; a son, Gregory S. McDonald, Lexington; a sister, Helen Skelton, Frankfort; a brother, Jesse McDonald, Midway; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Paula McDonald Wright, is deceased.
Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at Clark Funeral Home, Frankfort, by the Rev. David Rayborn. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Blanche Jeanette Raybourne Milburn, Lexington, died January 26, 2006, at Tanbark Health Care Center.
Born December 1, 1922 in Mackville, she was the daughter of the late Walter Wyckof “Jack” and Martha Shewmaker Raybourne. She was the widow of Colonel Edward Harold Milburn
She graduated from Mackville High School and attended St. Catharine College in Springfield, KY. She and her late husband, Col. Milburn, were married for 62 years, after having started in first grade together and being classmates throughout their 12 years at Mackville School. She was a member of Mackville Baptist Church, where she taught the women's Sunday School class. After moving to Lexington in 1974, she became a member of Southern Hills United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Sarah Bagby Circle at Southern Hills and was a volunteer worker at the Central Kentucky Blood Center.
Survivors include: one daughter, Judith Milburn (Mrs. Charles) Haywood; two granddaughters, Piper Holladay (Mrs. Matthew) Stockham and Noelle Holladay (Mrs. Jeffrey) True; three great-grandchildren, Mason David Stockham, Madigan Milburn Stockham, and Addison Edward Stockham, all of Lexington; a sister, Roxie Grider, Springfield; and six nieces and five nephews.
Preceding her in death were a brother, Jack Raybourne two sisters, Juanita Bailey and Dorothy Thompson, and an infant daughter, Janette Harold Milburn.
Funeral services were held at Kerr Brothers were held Monday, January 30. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Donald Bailey, Howard Carey, James Graves, David A. Holladay, Arthur Kelly, Kenneth Raybourne, Vernon Binford Sutton, and Marvin Peter Thompson.
Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Southern Hills United Methodist Church, 2356 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40503.
David Ward Shafer, 85, of Cemetery Street, Junction City, died Saturday at the VA Hospital in Lexington.
Born Aug. 27, 1919, in Auglaize County, Ohio, he was a son of the late William and Etta Jane McCollough Shafer.
He was a self-employed dairy farmer and a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Survivors include: his wife, Freda Belcher Shafer; five daughters, Dixie Moots, St. Marys, Ohio, Jane Lomas, Melrose, MA, Nanette Williams, Waynesburg, Caroline Boyd, Harrodsburg, and Ellen Ross, Shelbyville; four sons, David W. Shafer Jr., Hot Springs, AR, William Shafer, Wapakoneta, OH, and Clifton Shafer, Junction City; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Larry Westbay.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, at Stith Funeral Home and Family Center. Burial will be Thursday in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Eva Bryant Shouse, 84, of Danville, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.
Born Feb. 14, 1921 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Grace Robinson Bryant and the widow of Bud Shouse.
She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include: several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Doug Wesley officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dennis, Shane, and Shawn Sallee, and John, Chris, and Mark Dohnal.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Baptist Children¹s Homes, 10200 Linn Station Rd., Louisville, KY 40223.
Thomas E. Tipton, 72, husband of Billie Durrum Tipton, died Friday, January 27, 2006 at the Hospice Care Center.
Born in Taylorsville, he was a son of the late Bryan Jennings and Mary Katherine White Tipton.
He was a retired independent trucker.
Besides his wife, survivors include: one son, Ricky (Mary) Tipton, Frankfort; one daughter, Angelia T. (Shawn) Simpson, Lancaster; two step-sons, Kevin (Paula) Cotton, Burgin, and Scott (Celia) Cotton, Berea; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; special friends Tom and Nancy Horn; and his special pets, Zoe and Sadie.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Charles Tipton, and three sisters, Elaine McHatton, Jean Tipton, and Anna Frances Hagin
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road by Pastor Bobby Lakes. Burial to follow in the Winchester Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday from 1:30 p.m. until service time.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY, 40504.
John H. Tyler, 69, of Louisville, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006.
A native of Mercer County, he was the son of the late Wesley Maurice and Fannie Hatchell Tyler and the husband of Becky Ashford Tyler.
He retired after more than 30 years with Prudential Insurance Company, was a Chartered Life Underwriter and a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He received the Medal of Honor Award from the Kentucky State Association of Life Underwriters and served as president of the Louisville Association of Life Underwriters. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a charter member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
He also served as a Second Lieutenant in the Kentucky National Guard. He was a member of the Middletown United Methodist Church, the Koinonia Sunday School class and the United Methodist Men. He was also an avid golfer.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: one son, Steve (Kristin) Tyler of Crestwood; two daughters, Kathy (Scott) Young and Susan Tyler, a sister, Doris Jean (Bob) Hunt of Mt. Washington; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Middletown United Methodist Church. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Memorial gifts are suggested to the Memorial Fund or to the Koinonia Outreach Fund, both at the Middletown United Methodist Church, 11902 Old Shelbyville Rd., Middletown, KY 40243.
Douglas Laws Post #52, American Legion, Post #6935, V.F.W. and D.A.V. Post #54 conducted Military Rites for Walter Meyer at Spring Hill Cemetery Jan. 25, 2006.
Those attending were Curtis and Earl Sherrow, Tom Rappelye, Tom Denny, Kris Stines, Joe Harlow, Floyd Shirley, Lucian Landers and Howard H. Howells Sr. Bugler was David Best.
The Honor Guard from Wright Patterson Air Force Base was TSGT David Schreffler and SGA Jessica Cottrell.
Vernon Edward "Tom" Bradley, 48, of Nicholasville, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006.
Born Jan. 2, 1958, he was the son of Vernon F. and the late Alice Marie Morris Bradley and the husband of Jennifer Parker Bradley.
He was an employee of the Toyota Motor Company in Georgetown.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: three daughters, Krista Dawn Bradley of Lexington, Jenna Marie and Lindsey Shay Bradley, both of Nicholasville; one sister, Cheryl (Randy) Conkwright of Nicholasville, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Vicky Lynn Gumm.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Betts and West Funeral Home in Nicholasville with the Rev. Dewayne Walker officiating. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Jake Conkwright, Scott McKnight, Jeff Stanley, Marion Jones, Tommy Joe Boone and Tommy Booth. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Conkwright, Bobby Gumm, Tim Looper and Andy Mohr.
Family request contributions to the American Heart Association.
Evangeline Foster Cheser, 91, of Willisburg died Sunday, February 5, 2006. She was the widow of William H. Cheser.
Survivors include: two sons, Billy (Betty Jane) Cheser, Bobby (Mary) Cheser; two daughters, Eldora (Herman) Akin and Jane (David) Cropper.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Carey & Son Funeral Home in Springfield. Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m., Tuesday.
Contributions are suggested to the Gideons International.
JoAnn Clark-Grubbs, 60, of Factory Street, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 at her home.
Born April 22, 1945 in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Reva Cornish Clark.
She was a computer programmer and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include: former husband, Ronnie Grubbs of Sheperdsville; one brother, Randall Clark of Ohio; one half-brother, Jim Reddick of Harrodsburg, and one foster sister, Kathleen Shewmaker of Harrodsburg.
She was preceded in death by one foster brother, George Barnett.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Spring Hill Cemetery with Bro. Stephen Ramsey officiating.