August 27, 2008
Loren A. Austin, 85, of Wesley Drive, formerly of S. Third St. Nicholasville, died Friday, Aug. 22, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center. He was a native of Oxford, Kansas born June 19, 1923, to the late Frank R. and Lorena Huffman Austin. He was a veteran of the US Navy and had served during World War II during which time he received a Bronze Star medal and was a member of the Underwater Demolition Team No. 4. He was a retired employee of Asbury Seminary where he was manager of the maintenance department and a member of the Nicholasville United Methodist Church.
December 23, 2008
Frank Wilson, 84, was dispatched by Jesus for his final run on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. He was born August 2, 1924 in Jessamine County to the late Claude "Taught" and Ozena Bradley Wilson. Frank was a retired truck driver, member of South Elkhorn Baptist Church, Teamsters Union 651 and was an Army Staff Sergeant serving in World War II. Beloved father of four children, Phil B. and wife, Kathy Wilson of Mt. Sterling, Linda C. and husband, Rusty Rodgers of High Bridge, Brenda G. Walker of Frankfort and Olena A. and wife, Sandy Redmon of Nonesuch.
April 27, 2006
John Virtrees Hatter, 87, of Ohio, died Saturday, April 22 at Hospice of Cincinnati Blue Ash. He was born Dec. 13, 1918 to the late Jesse and Dora Morgan Hatter in Kentucky and was the beloved husband of the late Wilma C. Mullins Hatter. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Jasmine Geis; and brothers Delbert, Plimpton, Arnold Hatter, William, and Vernon Berkley "Buck" Hatter. Survivors include a son, Barry M. (Gloria) Hatter of Cincinnati, OH.; one daughter, Beverly Sue (Stephen Schain)
October 5, 2011
Bowen Isaacs, 91, widower of Roberta Isaacs of Beacon Hill, died Saturday, Oct. 1, at his home. He was a retired salesman and manager with Electrolux Vacuum Cleaners and member of Edgewood Baptist Church. Bowen was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a friend and inspiration to everyone who knew him. He was the son of the late Giles and Doanna Coyle Isaacs. Survivors include four daughters, Dolores and husband Floyd Harris of Lexington, Betty Dixon, Wanda Ingram, and Sharon and husband Buddy Mitchell, all of Nicholasville; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Maude Skeens of Lexington, and Jessie and husband Louis Arnold of Nicholasville.
February 22, 2012
Judith “Judy” Fowler, 73, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Saint Joseph Hospice Care Center. Born in Rochester, N.Y., she is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Eugene “Gene” Fowler; a brother, Melvin Hix of Maine; and two sisters, Victoria Hix Courtney and Iris Hix Kimmel, both of Lexington. She was the proud parent of Ruth Fowler Hewitt of Sarasota, Fla., Charles “Chuck” Fowler, and son-in-law Charles McDonald of Paris, Ky. Judy was preceded in death by her daughter, Bonnie Fowler McDonald.
April 13, 2011
Beverly “Kay” Montgomery, 49, wife of Hershell Montgomery, died April 9, 2011. She was born Feb. 14, 1962, to the late Carl and Louise Thompson Richmond. Kay was self-employed, cleaning houses for many families that she loved and cared for, for which they returned the love to her. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one brother, Carl “Bubby” Richmond; three sisters, Linda Walton, Carol “Sissy” Dyer and Donna Hall; a daughter-in-law, Wannie; two special girls, Reagan and Crystal Rooney; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
August 29, 2007
Marie Boner Blankenship, 82, widow of Jesse Blankenship, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22. Born Nov. 14, 1924, in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Alfred James Boner and Ola Watts Nave. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Duke of Louisville and Jessica True and her husband Michael of Shelbyville, one son, Jack Blankenship and his wife Barbara Sue of Nicholasville, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a special friend and relative Edna Dale Stotts. She was preceded in death by one sister, Faye Harvey, one brother, Glenn Nave and a brother-in-law, Woodrow Harvey.
May 25, 2011
Mary Lou May Mary Lou May, 63, of Duncan Street passed away Sunday, May 22, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center. A native of Lexington, she was born May 25, 1947, to the late Richard and Ethel Rhodus. She was the former owner of Dawn Lou and enjoyed coordinating pageants, weddings, and working with high school cheerleaders. She was a member of the Liberty Road Community Church and attended River of Life Church. Survivors include her son, Ricky May; daughter Tiffany May-Grider and husband Andre; grandchildren Michael May and Brayln Grider; and sister Grace Parrish and husband Bradford.
July 25, 2007
Evelyn Insko Dec. 19, 1919 - July 18, 2007 Evelyn Benningfield Insko, 87, widow of Ivan Insko, died July 18, after a short illness. She was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Anderson County to the late Bruce and Alma Epperson Benningfield. She was a bookstore owner and member of Anchor Baptist Church to Lexington, where she founded the Anchor Baptist Media Center in memory of her husband, Ivan Insko. She leaves behind her friends and loved ones. Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wilmore Cemetery with Pastor Paul Sisk officiating.
August 21, 2008
Violet M. Surber Bishop, 84, of Eubank, died Sunday, Aug. 17 at her home. A native of Eubank, she was born July 14, 1924, to the late Everett C. and Roberta Estes Surber. She was a member of Freedom Christian Church and the widow of Fred Alvin Bishop. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Everett Surber Jr. Survivors include two children, Gary (Arlene) Bishop of Boca Raton, Fla., and Peggy S. Martin of Eubank; four grandchildren, David Bishop, Cindy Lefort, Laurie Roberge, and Dawn Martin Hopson; four great grandchildren, Jessie Lynn, John Michael, Emily Dawn and Sebastian.