Georgia Frenz Mifflin
Georgia Frenz Mifflin, 72, of South Hamilton Street, Georgetown, died
Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was the widow of Charles
Ashford (Chic) Mifflin.
She was born in Taylor County, Ky., on April 19, 1927, and was the
daughter of the late Julius and Mary Lawrence Frenz.
She was a retired senior accounting clerk for Columbia Gas of Kentucky.
She was a member of Faith Baptist Church where she served as a trustee
for many years. She was a member of the Scott County Art League, past board
director of Scott County Council of the Arts, former member of the Georgetown
Choral Society, member of the Scott County Historical Society and served
35 years on the Scott County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Charles M. and Sharon
Perkins, Georgetown; a daughter and son-in-law, Kali Ray and Mercury Max,
Malibu, Calif.; two granddaughters, Emily and Hannah Perkins, Georgetown;
a step-son, Charles K. (Vicki) Mifflin, Georgetown; and two step-daughters,
Ginger (Lewis) Miller, Louisville, Ky., and Kathy (Richard) Dorfner, Chanhassen,
Minn.; and 12 step-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, at Faith Baptist Church,
with Dr. Greg Earwood officiating. Burial will be in Georgetown Cemetery.
Casket bearers will include: Carrick James, James Smith, Jimmy White,
Mark Chrans, Wayne Moore, John Richerdson, Raymond Morrison and Medha Overbeck.
Honorary bearers will include: Sam Pollack, Joe Rhinehart, Kirby Seward,
Martha Simpson Sunday school class, Corrine Patterson, Dorothy Lenahan,
E.W. Burton and Dr. Gus Bynum.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucker, Yocum and Wilson
Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church.
Pearl McFarland, 87, of Delaplain Road, Georgetown, died Saturday,
Aug. 28, 1999. She was the widow of Clay McFarland.
She was born in Owen County, Ky., on Jan. 24, 1912, and was the daughter
of the late Arthur and Bertha Gaines Stuard. She was a member of the Salem
United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: a daughter, Hazel Wilson, Georgetown; two brothers,
George Stuard, Walton, Ky., and Raymond Stuard, Millersburg, Ky.; four
grandchildren, Joyce Wilson Spencer, Owen County, Ky., Barbara Wilson Inman,
Stamping Ground; Alvin Wilson and Raymond Wilson, both of Georgetown; and
six great-grandchildren, Jason Moss, Travis Moss, Jessica Wilson, Morgan
Inman, Nikki Wilson and Leah Wilson.
Services were Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the Salem United Methodist Church
with the Rev. Huey J. Davis and the Rev. Donald Dixon officiating. Burial
followed in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens.
Casket bearers included: Alvin Wilson, Raymond Wilson, Jason Moss,
Travis Moss, Randy Inman and Bob Spencer.
Honorary bearers will be: Roy Wilson, Roy Wilson Jr., Teddy Ray Leath
and Billy Reynolds.
Dora Ruth Stokes
Dora Ruth Stokes, 52, of Selma, Ala., died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999,
at her residence. She was the wife of Kim M. Stokes.
Survivors include: her parents, John Gillispie, of Scott County, and
Jessica Jones, of Harrison County; a daughter, Cheryl Ann Grant, of Prattville,
Ala.; a son, Jody Courtney, of Georgetown; three grandchildren; and three
sisters, Wanda Sgro, Harrison County, Ky., Patti Tracy, Paris, Ky., and
Sandy Gillispie, of Owen County, Ky.
Services were Monday, Aug. 23, in the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home,
Selma, Ala., with Dr. John Fain officiating. Burial followed in Pineview
Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Virginia Jane Cheek
Virginia Jane Cheek, 64, of Midway and formerly of Georgetown, died
Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at her residence after a long illness.
Born in Scott County on Dec. 11, 1934, she is the daughter of the late
Luther and Bertha Young Hager. She was a member of the Stamping Ground
Church of God.
She is survived by: one daughter, Patricia Curriton, of Georgetown;
three sons, Billy Ray Cheek, Midway, William Paul Cheek, Lexington, and
Richard Allen Cheek, of Donnelsville, Ohio; five sisters, Mary Barnes,
of Jessamine County, Lillian Roland, of Fayette County, Molly Cook, of
Fayette County, Elizabeth Clouse, of Woodford County, and Lida Williams,
of Scott County; three brothers, Virgil Hall, of Stanton, Billy Hager,
of Georgetown, and Chester Hager of Georgetown; 12 grandchildren; and four
Services were held Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel
in Versailles, with the Rev. Jerry Montgomery officiating. Burial followed
at Georgetown Cemetery.
Casket bearers included: Joey Cheek, Billy Cheek Jr., Erick Cheek,
Shawn Mosley, Chris Palmer, Justin Cheek and Joey Staff.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County
Chapter, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, Ky., 40601.
Sarah Thomas McGuire
Sarah Thomas McGuire, 63, of Long Lick Road, died Monday, Aug. 23,
1999, at her home. She was the wife of Grady McGuire.
A retired Georgetown College employee, she was a native of Harlan County
and the daughter of the late Stephen and Martha York Thomas.
Survivors besides her husband include: two daughters, Gwen Sams, Georgetown,
and Karen Hunter, Corinth; two sons, Ronnie and Bobby McGuire, both of
Georgetown; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Martha Goins, Wallins Creek, Ky., and Della Hansel, Wall Lake, Mich.; and
two brothers, John Robert Thomas, Wallins Creek, and James Walter Thomas,
Colorado Springs, Colo.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Thomas.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home, Harlan,
Ky. Burial will be in the Thomas Family Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society
or American Diabetes Association.
Sister Mary Elizabeth White
Sister Mary Elizabeth White died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999.
She is survived by: her siblings, Sister Mary Carl, R.S.M., Ruth Broughton
(Harry), William W. White, Bernard A. White (Dottie), Patricia Saraz (Bob);
and several nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Aug. 21 at Georgetown Visitation
Convent, Washington, D.C. Burial followed in Georgetown Visitation Convent
Devol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ernest M. Graves
Ernest M. Graves, 78, of Cynthiana, Ky., formerly of Oxford, Ky., died
Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He was the
husband of Marie White Graves.
Born on April 20, 1921, in Owen County, Ky., he was the son of the
late Ernest and Mary Wilson Graves Sr. He was the retired owner of the
Graves Lumber Yard at Oxford. He was a member of the Silas Baptist Church.
Survivors in addition to his wife include: two sons and daughters-in-law,
Charles “Pete” (Kathy) Graves, Oxford, Norman “Punk” (Merla) Graves, Stamping
Ground; two step-sons, Conley Wayne (Cathy) White, and Jeffrey Allen White,
all of Cynthiana; a sister, Alice Foster, Virginia; several grandchildren
Services were Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Tucker, Yocum & Wilson
Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Coots and the Rev Joe Kyser officiating.
Burial followed in Georgetown Cemetery.
Casket bearers were: Donald Green, Bobby Green, Billy Bruin, James
Ewbank, David Coleman and Mike Williamson.
Honorary bearers were: Kenneth Darnell, Mike Weeks, Clyde Wright, David
Barnett and Johnny Cannon.
Laurel Janice Gilde
Laurel Janice Gilde, 59, of Elkhorn Meadows, Georgetown, died Thursday,
Aug. 19, 1999, at the Georgetown Community Hospital. She was the wife of
Born in Cadillac, Mich., on Oct. 17, 1939, she was the daughter of
the late Herbert and Arlien Emory Kumfer. She was a member of Trinity Assembly
Survivors in addition to her husband include: a son, Wayne Gilde, Martin,
Ky.; three daughters, Katherine Hampton and Karen Mastin, both of Georgetown,
and Connie Little, Martin, Ky.; three brothers, Arthur Kumfer and Greg
Kumfer, both of Cadillac, Mich., and George Kumfer, New Hampshire; three
sisters, Evelyn Johnson, Elk Grove, Ill., Madlyn Parcher, Knoxville, Tenn.,
and Carolee Knight, Cadillac, Mich.; and five grandchildren.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Tucker, Yocum &
Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown.
Casket bearers include: Dwight Davis, Alan Hampton, Gary Little, Ralph
Spencer, Brad Martin and Wayne Gilde.
Marian Louise Garvin Conrad
Marian Louise Garvin Conrad, 76, of Lexington, died Thursday, Aug.
12, 1999, at Central Baptist Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph Anthony
Owner and operator of Stillmeadow Farm, she was a native of Terre Haute,
Ind. She was the daughter of the late James and Inez Andrews Garvin and
was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Georgetown. Survivors include:
five daughters, Peggy Lynn Petrilli, Lexington, Marian Louise Stopher,
Versailles, Rosemary C. Obreg, Paris, Mary Colleen Conrad, Louisville,
and Jennifer Ann Barber, Winchester; five sons, Joseph Anthony Conrad III,
Crestwood, Ky., Richard M. Conrad, Lexington, James T. Conrad, Charlotte,
NC, Timothy Kevin Conrad and Michael W. Conrad, both of Georgetown; two
sisters, Becky Orman, Belleville, Ind., and Virginia Buckner, Terre Haute,
Ind.; one brother, Dr. Donald B. Garvin, Concord, NC; 25 grandchildren;
and 2 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday at St. John Catholic
Church by Father John List. Burial will be Calvary Cemetery, Lexington.
Mrs. Conrad’s sons and oldest grandson, Richard M. Conrad II, will
serve as casket bearers.
Honorary bearers will be Anthony Barber, Robert Stopher, George Petrilli,
George Oberg, Michael Cocke and her grandsons.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Johnson’s Funeral Home, Georgetown,
with the Rosary service at 6:45 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. John Catholic Church or
the Markey Cancer Center.
Jennie Will Cains Clifton
Jennie Will Cains Clifton, 86, of Seminole Trail, died Friday, Aug.
13, 1999. She was the widow of Elmer Virgil Clifton.
A native of Lewis County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Lewis
and Mary Marshall Cains and was a member of the Newtown Christian Church.
Survivors include: a daughter and and son-in-law, Mary Belle and Robert
Hutton, Georgetown; one granddaughter, Karen Hutton; two grandsons, Danny
Hutton and Kim (Susan) Hutton, all of Georgetown; four great-grandchildren,
Elliott and Ell Hutton and Emily and Erica Malicote; one sister, Margaret
Long, Lawrenceburg; two brothers, Gene Cains, Lawrenceburg, and Jack Cains,
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson’s Funeral Home by Dr. Greg
C. Earwood. Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens.
Casket bearers will be: Danny and Kim Hutton, Gene and Jack Cains,
Corbett Ritchie Jr. and David Long. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday
at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Faith Baptist Church of Hospice
of the Bluegrass.
Billy Franklin Vance
Billy Franklin Vance, 47, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999. He was the
husband of Lisa Wise Vance and the son of Bobby G. and Maxine Curtis Vance.
He was a real estate broker, auctioneer and the owner of Spring Valley
Farm Nursery. Services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31 at Northside Christian
Church. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at Johnson's Funeral
Home. Contributions can be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, or Wills Eye
Hospital, 900 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Taylor, Ammerman
Gwendolyn Raines Taylor
Gwendolyn Raines Taylor, 82, formerly of Georgetown, died Friday, Oct.
8, 1999, after a long illness. She was the widow of Edgar Lewis Taylor.
A native of Whitehall, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Hally M.
(Johnisee) and Harry B. Raines. She was a retired office manager.
She enlisted in the Marine Corps at the beginning of World War II,
and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and represented the Corps as a recruitment
poster girl until her discharge. She was a member of the First Christian
Church of Georgetown, and a former member of the Scott County Women’s Club
and John Graves Ford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, David Edgar Taylor, of Louisville; a daughter,
Deborah Gwen Taylor (Kwiatkowska), of Lexington; and three grandchildren,
Lisa Nicole Taylor Etherson and Robert Edgar Taylor, both of Knoxville,
Tenn., and Stefan Edgar Kwiatkowski, of Lexington.
She was preceded in death by her eldest son, Lewis Raines Taylor, of
Graveside services were at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Georgetown
Cemetery with Whit Criswell, minister, officiating.
Honorary bearers were Donald Sucher, Stefan Kwiatkowski, Berry Potter,
Jack Woodruff, Mike Etherson, Clark Cleveland, Bill Hays, Marion Hall,
Harley Sutton, J.C. Bradley Jr. and A. Carter Thornton.
Johnson’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Contributions are suggested to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria
Drive, Lexington, Ky., 40504-3277.
Karen Belle Ammerman
Karen Belle Ammerman, 41, of Paris, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at
the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was the wife of Gary Ammerman.
She was born in Frankfort on Jan. 25, 1958, to William and Lillian
Paige, and was a housewife.
Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth Marie Ammerman, Shannan
Lee Ammerman and Ashley Renee Ammerman; a father-in-law and mother-in-law,
Givens and Mattie Ammerman; two brothers, John Paige, of Miss., and Allen
Paige, of Lancaster, Ky.; five sisters, Patricia Wood, of Shelby County,
Sherry Paige, Revena Warfield, Christina Paige, all of Frankfort, and Cecelia
Cook, of Scott County.
She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Services will
be conducted 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the Whaley McCarty Funeral
Home in Cynthiana, by the Rev. Dale Conrad.
Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery.
Casket bearers are Timmy Evans, Ricky Evans, Mike Routt, Scott Ballard,
Billy Hay, Jeff Greggs, George (Trey) Collins III.
Edna Lucille Robinson Dews
Edna Lucille Robinson Dews, 81, of Hiawatha Trail, Georgetown, died
at her home Friday, Sept. 17, 1999. She was the widow of Clyde T. Dews.
A native of Owen County, she was the daughter of the late Sydney and
Hattie Belle Robinson and a member of the Great Crossing Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Bobby Gene (Rowena) Dews, Lexington, and Clyde
“Buddy” (Norine) Dews, Georgetown; six daughters, Katherine (Jerry) Moss,
Pataskala, Ohio, Betty Collins, Cynthiana, Anne (Bobby Conrad) Treadway,
Sadieville, Janice (Ron) Walker, Georgetown, Paulette (Ronnie) Conrad,
Georgetown, and Jackie (Eugene) Warren, Georgetown; 25 grandchildren, including
Susan Bartley and Jo Ann Walker, who she helped raised, and 32 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Johnson’s Funeral
Home with the Rev. Lowell Coots officiating. Burial will follow at Georgetown
Casketbearers will be David Dews, Mike Dews, Terry Conrad, Ron Conrad,
Timmy Moss, Robin Moss, Jamie Hampton and Chris Courtney.
Honorary bearers will be Jerry Moss, Brandon Moss, Bobby Conrad, Ronnie
Conrad, T.J. Conrad, Ron Walker, Joey Bartley, Landon Bartley, Cody Courtney,
Earl Walker, Daniel Collins, Jr., Eugene Warren, David Rainwater and Dale
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy made be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.
Anna Moreland Curtis
Anna Moreland Curtis, of West Main Street, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999,
in San Diego, Calif. She was the widow of Julian E. Curtis.
She was the daughter of the late Carl Lee and Mary Catherine Colliver
Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, William E. (Butch) and
Kay Curtis, of Greenville, SC; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Tom
Gregory, of Georgetown; a sister, Betty Pribble, of Sadieville; four grandchildren,
Adam E. Curtis, Lee M. Curtis, Paige Gregory Abrams and Curt Gregory; and
a great-grandchild, Lindsay Abrams.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. at Crown Hill
Cemetery in Sharpesburg, Ky., with Randy Gregory officiating.
Casket bearers include: Lee Curtis, Curt Gregory, Milton Pribble, Steve
Pribble, Jeff Pribble and Curtis Herring.
Visitation will be Friday, 4-8 p.m. at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral
Sheila Jo Brumback Turton
Sheila Jo Brumback Turton, 53, of Mount Vernon Drive, Georgetown, died
Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999 at her home.
A native of Frankfort, she was the daughter of Joseph Brumback, of
Frankfort, and the late Doris Pulliam Brumback. She was a member of First
Survivors besides her father include: a daughter, Kim Brooks Darnell,
of Georgetown; a son, David A. Brooks II, of Georgetown; a grandson, Brandon
Darnell, of Georgetown; a sister, Shirley Sturtevant, of Kewanee, Ill.;
a brother, Ronnie Brumback, of Frankfort; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Johnson’s Funeral Home,
with the Rev. Scott Cox officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens,
Casketbearers were: Charles Walker, Ollie Covington, Howard Gibson,
Bobby Warren, Kenneth Kimble and Doug Hammonds.
Alverta Gould Land
Alverta Gould Land, 82, died Sept. 8, 1999. She was the widow of Glendon
The daughter of the late Frank and Clara Masters Gould, of West Irvine,
she was a retired school teacher, legal secretary and realtor. She was
a member of Central Christian Church and had been a tutor in Operation
Read. She was born in Estill County and graduated from Irvine HIgh School.
She attended Eastern Kentucky University and Fugazzi Business College.
Survivors include: a daughter, Glenda Land (Don) Cooper, Lexington;
a son, Dr. James F. (Lyn) Land, Georgetown; six grandchildren, Andy, J.D.
and Jennifer Cooper, Lexington, and Michael, Emily and Taylor Land, Georgetown;
and a brother, Hugh Gould, Irvine.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington,
with the Rev. Carol Rawls officiating. Interment will follow in Lexington
Casket bearers will be: Andy Cooper, J.D. Cooper, Michael Land, Taylor
Land, Ted Barnes, Charles Gray and Phil Gray.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation, Hospice of the
Bluegrass or Central Christian Church Fund.
Marshall Williamson, 91, of Young Street, Georgetown, died Sunday,
Sept. 5, 1999, at his home.
He was a retired farmer. A native of Scott County, he was the son of
the late Morgan and Lula Tucker Williamson.
Survivors include: two daughters, Mabel Williamson, Lexington, and
Leona Beckett, Lexington; three sons, Charles Williamson, Robertson County,
Kenneth Williamson, Scott County, and Eugene Williamson, Danville; 17 grandchildren;
and numerous great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Jacksonville Cemetery,
Bourbon County by Brother Jack Harney.
Mr. Williamson’s grandsons will serve as casket bearers.
Johnson’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Louise Scanlon "Sissy" Duncan
Margaret Louise Scanlon “Sissy” Duncan, 66, of Georgetown, died Saturday,
Sept. 4, 1999, at her residence. She was the widow of John T. Duncan.
Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and
Janet Ruth Wickline Scanlon.
Survivors include: one son, Richard Duncan, Georgetown; one daughter,
Carolyn (Robert) Fryman, Stamping Ground; three grandchildren, Kelsey Alexandra
Henderson, Kerry Dwayne Fryman and Kevin Robert Fryman; one brother, John
J. Scanlon, Lexington; two sisters, Charlotte Lee Carpenter, Lexington,
and Ruth Ann Cochran, Lexington.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home
by the Rev. Brenda Bartella. Burial will follow at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens
in Jessamine County.
Casket bearers will be the Georgetown Fire Department Honor Guard.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312
Alexandria Drive, Lexington, 40504.
Ruth Warfield Graves Chinn
Ruth Warfield Graves Chinn, 94, of Georgetown, died Monday, Sept. 6,
1999, at her home after a long illness. She was the widow of Kendall Chinn.
A native of Scott County, she was the daughter of the late William
Thomas and Ruth Kelley Graves and was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include: a nephew, Will H. (Glenna Horne) Graves III; a great-niece,
Katherine Warfield Graves; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. William H. (Eleanor)
Graves, all of Lexington.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Johnson’s Funeral Home by the
Rev. Scott Cox. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery.
Honorary bearers will be: Dr. Gus Bynum, Donald Cawthorne, Edward Lynch,
J. Campbell Cantrill III, David Stuart and R.C. Johnson.
Visitation will be after 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Christian Church.
William H. VanHook
William H. VanHook, 88, of Paris, Ky., died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999,
at St. Joseph Hospital East. He was the husband of Lettie C. VanHook.
A native of Scott County, he was born March 23, 1911 to the late Henry
and Stella Rhorer VanHook. He was a retired well driller and farmer and
was a member of the Bedford Acres Christian Church.
Survivors besides his wife include: three daughters and sons-in-law,
Laura (Duke) Updike, Port Charlotte, Fla., Billie (Eddie) Watson, Paris,
Sandy (Danny) Vandy, Arcadia, Fla.; three sisters, Louise Gott and Era
Dale Neece, both of Paramount, Calif., and Margaret Honley, of Scott County;
six grandchildren, Bill Watson, Karen Oglesbee and John Watson, all of
Paris, and Tina Green, Robin Maggard and Susan Dedeaux, all of Florida;
and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin VanHook.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Lusk-McFarland Funeral
Home, Paris, by the Rev. Jim Hutchison. Burial will follow in Georgetown
Casket bearers will be: John Watson, Bill Watson, Allen Oglesbee, Matt
Watson, Brian Green, Aaron Dedeaux and Tim Maggard.
Honorary bearers will be: Melvin Farley, Paul Browning, Don Menke,
David Kilborn, Gene Blythe, Clarence Southworth, Dr. Kent Davis, Dr. Bob
Biddle and Conrad Haynes.