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Nadine Ware (January 12, 1930 - January 23, 2017) - Lake Expo

Monday, January 30, 2017

Helen Nadine Ware, 87, of Versailles, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017 in Good Shepherd Care Center, Versailles. She was born January 12, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri a daughter of Galen Beknight and Gertrude (Darling) Bradley.On March 17, 1948 in Kansas City, she was united in marriage to Raymond Lee Ware. Together they shared fifty-one years of marriage before his passing on February 21, 2000.She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Victor C. Ware; a daughter, Peggy C. Tyler and five brothers.Survivors include two sons, Michael R. Ware of Lawson, Missouri and Patrick L. Ware of Versailles, Missouri; two daughters-in-law, Donna K. Ware of Versailles, Missouri and Jeri Ware of Garden City, Missouri; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Ruth Russell of Kansas City, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.Nadine was a homemaker until moving to Versailles, where she and her husband managed the Fountain Apartments f...

Carroll Hooton - The Republic

Monday, January 16, 2017

Survivors include his wife, Aldean Kathryn Thomas Hooton of Holton; his son, Michael (Jean) Hooton of Osgood; and his daughters, Wanda (Rick) Bales of Versailles, Indiana and Brenda Hooton of Friendship, Indiana. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Chelsae, Alanie and Allen Hooton, Brittany and Megan Bales; and Abby Field and Kayla Fields; his great-grandchild, Lexie Fields; and his sister, Janice (Benny) Taylor of Canaan, Indiana. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert McCreary.Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Dewberry, Cross Plains, Indiana. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made out for Dewberry Cemetery Endowment Fund.Arrangements were by Neal’s Funeral Home.www.nealsfuneralhome.net...

Julia Kurtz Tackett, one of Kentucky's first female judges and prosecutors, dies at 70 - Lexington Herald Leader

Monday, December 05, 2016

Judge Julia Kurtz Tackett, 70, Kentucky’s longest-serving female judge at the time of her retirement in 2006, died Wednesday at her home in Versailles.Tackett, one of six women in the University of Kentucky College of Law’s class of 1971, went on to become one of Kentucky’s first female judges and prosecutors. She served six consecutive terms as a Fayette District Court judge, beginning in 1977.In 1999, she was elected appellate judge for the fifth regional district of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, a position she held until she retired.Before her judicial career, Tackett spent two years as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney under Fayette County Commonwealth Attorney Pat Molloy. She also served as a public defender in the federal court system for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and she was a law clerk for the chief justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, now known as the state Supreme Court.She was inducted into the UK law school’s Hall of Fame in 2006.Tackett was a former member of the UK board of trustees and served on the boards of a number of organizations, including KET and the Kentucky Blood Center.Tackett was...

In Miami, Cuban exiles call for 'massive rally' to mark Fidel Castro's death - Miami Herald

Monday, November 28, 2016

And not far from the museum honoring Bay of Pigs veterans, where about 100 people had gathered to call for the midweek rally, crowds formed for a second day in front of the Versailles Restaurant on Calle Ocho, where they filled the sidewalks waving American and Cuban flags as passing cars honked their horns.Some carried photos of loved ones whom they said had been jailed and persecuted by Castro, but had not lived to learn of his death late Friday at age 90. Others banged pots and pans, and chanted rhythmic slogans in Spanish, demanding democratic reforms.“Cuba libre ya!” Free Cuba now!Cuban President Raúl Castro announced the death of his brother Fidel Castro — from whom he assumed power in 2008 — on Cuban state media late Friday. Cuba declared nine days of national mourning.Nearly all had stories of how Castro had changed their lives, forever.At the museum honoring the 2506 Assault Brigade, symbols abounded of the struggle — by exiles in Miami and dissidents on the island — against Castro’s rule.Gathered in a room with walls covered by portraits of men who died in the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, brigade veterans joined with members of Damas de Blanco or Ladies in White, a government opposition movement in Cuba formed by the wives of jailed dissidents.Throughout a half-hour press conference, they exhorted President-elect Donald Trump and Miami’s Cuban-American community to push hard for freedom in Cuba.“The tyrant has died, but tyrann...

Anna Belle Franklin

Monday, November 07, 2016

Company after 25 years, working with contract sales in March of 1986. She then moved to the family farm south of Stover. Anna Belle was a faithful member of the First Assembly of God Church in Versailles, Mo. She was active in the “Living by Faith” Sunday School class, and served in the music department for several years.She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Elroy Franklin; five sons, Ronald Elroy Franklin and his wife Melodee of Stover, Mo., Gary Dean Franklin and his wife Anita of Independence, Mo., Brett Cordell Franklin and his wife Shirley of Springfield, Mo., Darryl Wayne Franklin and his wife Lori of Millersberg, Mo., and Kent Judson Franklin and his wife Lavonna of Eldon, Mo.; one brother, Roy Bunch and his wife Audrey of Greenwood, Mo.; four grandsons, Brandon Johnson and his wife Tara of Lebanon, Mo., Christopher Franklin and wife Alesha of Rogersville, Mo., Zachary Franklin, and Isaac Franklin both of Millersberg, Mo.; five granddaughters, Stephanie Johnson of Springfield, Mo., Heather Daugherty and her husband Michael of Springfield, Mo., Beth Franklin of Independence, Mo., Ashley Franklin and Megan Franklin both of Springfield, Mo.; four great-granddaughters, Shawna Johnson, Cori Johnson, Isabella Franklin, and Lilly Daugherty; three great-grandsons, Noah Johnson, Blake Daugherty, and Riley Franklin. She was in preceded in death by her parents; one brother and sister-in-law, Floyd Alvin Bunch and his wife Beverly; a sister-in-law, Betty Jean Franklin; and a daughter-in-law Kathy Everhart Franklin.Visitation will be held from 10:30am-12:00 Noon on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at First Assembly of God in Versailles, Mo.Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, ...

Charles Joseph “Charlie Jo” Deaton – Seymour Tribune - Seymour Tribune

Monday, October 24, 2016

Share on FacebookTweet on Twitter VERSAILLESCharles Joseph “Charlie Jo” Deaton, 51, of Versailles died at 9:21 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.Survivors include his wife, Pam Deaton of Versailles; children, Dustin Deaton and Kelsea Deaton, both of Versailles; mother, Judith Deaton of North Vernon; brothers, Mike Deaton of North Vernon and Troy (Heather) Deaton of Greensburg; sisters, Lisa Bowles of Westport and Tina Burgess of Birmingham, Alabama; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by a daughter, Christeena Hubbard.The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in North Vernon.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.Memorials may be made for expenses.SHAREFacebookTwitter...

Newspaper owner A.B. Chandler Jr., son of former governor, dies at 87 - Lexington Herald Leader

Monday, October 24, 2016

Vance said he befriended Chandler as a boy in the early 1940s, and joined in many a softball and football game on the family’s property on Elm Street in Versailles.“His mother used to say that we were distinguishable but inseparable,” Vance said.Later, the men spent 40 years working together at the Sun, before Vance retired in 2001.He said Chandler spent his life “covering the news that was so important to the community. Where your tax dollars go, for example.”“He was a great friend and a great leader and the most marvelous person,” Vance said.Chandler’s son Whitney has served as publisher of the paper since 2014.He was a longtime member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Versailles.In addition to his wife, Lucie “Toss” Chandler, he is survived by three sons, Albert Benjamin “Ben” Chandler III and his wife, Jennifer; Whitney Chandler and his wife Shaoqian Chandler; and Matthew Chandler, all of Versailles, as well as four grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Versailles. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

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Nadine Ware (January 12, 1930 - January 23, 2017) - Lake Expo

Monday, January 30, 2017

Helen Nadine Ware, 87, of Versailles, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017 in Good Shepherd Care Center, Versailles. She was born January 12, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri a daughter of Galen Beknight and Gertrude (Darling) Bradley.On March 17, 1948 in Kansas City, she was united in marriage to Raymond Lee Ware. Together they shared fifty-one years of marriage before his passing on February 21, 2000.She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Victor C. Ware; a daughter, Peggy C. Tyler and five brothers.Survivors include two sons, Michael R. Ware of Lawson, Missouri and Patrick L. Ware of Versailles, Missouri; two daughters-in-law, Donna K. Ware of Versailles, Missouri and Jeri Ware of Garden City, Missouri; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Ruth Russell of Kansas City, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.Nadine was a homemaker until moving to Versailles, where she and her husband managed the Fountain Apartments f...

Carroll Hooton - The Republic

Monday, January 16, 2017

Survivors include his wife, Aldean Kathryn Thomas Hooton of Holton; his son, Michael (Jean) Hooton of Osgood; and his daughters, Wanda (Rick) Bales of Versailles, Indiana and Brenda Hooton of Friendship, Indiana. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Chelsae, Alanie and Allen Hooton, Brittany and Megan Bales; and Abby Field and Kayla Fields; his great-grandchild, Lexie Fields; and his sister, Janice (Benny) Taylor of Canaan, Indiana. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert McCreary.Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Dewberry, Cross Plains, Indiana. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made out for Dewberry Cemetery Endowment Fund.Arrangements were by Neal’s Funeral Home.www.nealsfuneralhome.net...

Julia Kurtz Tackett, one of Kentucky's first female judges and prosecutors, dies at 70 - Lexington Herald Leader

Monday, December 05, 2016

Judge Julia Kurtz Tackett, 70, Kentucky’s longest-serving female judge at the time of her retirement in 2006, died Wednesday at her home in Versailles.Tackett, one of six women in the University of Kentucky College of Law’s class of 1971, went on to become one of Kentucky’s first female judges and prosecutors. She served six consecutive terms as a Fayette District Court judge, beginning in 1977.In 1999, she was elected appellate judge for the fifth regional district of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, a position she held until she retired.Before her judicial career, Tackett spent two years as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney under Fayette County Commonwealth Attorney Pat Molloy. She also served as a public defender in the federal court system for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and she was a law clerk for the chief justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, now known as the state Supreme Court.She was inducted into the UK law school’s Hall of Fame in 2006.Tackett was a former member of the UK board of trustees and served on the boards of a number of organizations, including KET and the Kentucky Blood Center.Tackett was...

In Miami, Cuban exiles call for 'massive rally' to mark Fidel Castro's death - Miami Herald

Monday, November 28, 2016

And not far from the museum honoring Bay of Pigs veterans, where about 100 people had gathered to call for the midweek rally, crowds formed for a second day in front of the Versailles Restaurant on Calle Ocho, where they filled the sidewalks waving American and Cuban flags as passing cars honked their horns.Some carried photos of loved ones whom they said had been jailed and persecuted by Castro, but had not lived to learn of his death late Friday at age 90. Others banged pots and pans, and chanted rhythmic slogans in Spanish, demanding democratic reforms.“Cuba libre ya!” Free Cuba now!Cuban President Raúl Castro announced the death of his brother Fidel Castro — from whom he assumed power in 2008 — on Cuban state media late Friday. Cuba declared nine days of national mourning.Nearly all had stories of how Castro had changed their lives, forever.At the museum honoring the 2506 Assault Brigade, symbols abounded of the struggle — by exiles in Miami and dissidents on the island — against Castro’s rule.Gathered in a room with walls covered by portraits of men who died in the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, brigade veterans joined with members of Damas de Blanco or Ladies in White, a government opposition movement in Cuba formed by the wives of jailed dissidents.Throughout a half-hour press conference, they exhorted President-elect Donald Trump and Miami’s Cuban-American community to push hard for freedom in Cuba.“The tyrant has died, but tyrann...

Anna Belle Franklin

Monday, November 07, 2016

Company after 25 years, working with contract sales in March of 1986. She then moved to the family farm south of Stover. Anna Belle was a faithful member of the First Assembly of God Church in Versailles, Mo. She was active in the “Living by Faith” Sunday School class, and served in the music department for several years.She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Elroy Franklin; five sons, Ronald Elroy Franklin and his wife Melodee of Stover, Mo., Gary Dean Franklin and his wife Anita of Independence, Mo., Brett Cordell Franklin and his wife Shirley of Springfield, Mo., Darryl Wayne Franklin and his wife Lori of Millersberg, Mo., and Kent Judson Franklin and his wife Lavonna of Eldon, Mo.; one brother, Roy Bunch and his wife Audrey of Greenwood, Mo.; four grandsons, Brandon Johnson and his wife Tara of Lebanon, Mo., Christopher Franklin and wife Alesha of Rogersville, Mo., Zachary Franklin, and Isaac Franklin both of Millersberg, Mo.; five granddaughters, Stephanie Johnson of Springfield, Mo., Heather Daugherty and her husband Michael of Springfield, Mo., Beth Franklin of Independence, Mo., Ashley Franklin and Megan Franklin both of Springfield, Mo.; four great-granddaughters, Shawna Johnson, Cori Johnson, Isabella Franklin, and Lilly Daugherty; three great-grandsons, Noah Johnson, Blake Daugherty, and Riley Franklin. She was in preceded in death by her parents; one brother and sister-in-law, Floyd Alvin Bunch and his wife Beverly; a sister-in-law, Betty Jean Franklin; and a daughter-in-law Kathy Everhart Franklin.Visitation will be held from 10:30am-12:00 Noon on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at First Assembly of God in Versailles, Mo.Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, ...

Charles Joseph “Charlie Jo” Deaton – Seymour Tribune - Seymour Tribune

Monday, October 24, 2016

Share on FacebookTweet on Twitter VERSAILLESCharles Joseph “Charlie Jo” Deaton, 51, of Versailles died at 9:21 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.Survivors include his wife, Pam Deaton of Versailles; children, Dustin Deaton and Kelsea Deaton, both of Versailles; mother, Judith Deaton of North Vernon; brothers, Mike Deaton of North Vernon and Troy (Heather) Deaton of Greensburg; sisters, Lisa Bowles of Westport and Tina Burgess of Birmingham, Alabama; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by a daughter, Christeena Hubbard.The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in North Vernon.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.Memorials may be made for expenses.SHAREFacebookTwitter...

Newspaper owner A.B. Chandler Jr., son of former governor, dies at 87 - Lexington Herald Leader

Monday, October 24, 2016

Vance said he befriended Chandler as a boy in the early 1940s, and joined in many a softball and football game on the family’s property on Elm Street in Versailles.“His mother used to say that we were distinguishable but inseparable,” Vance said.Later, the men spent 40 years working together at the Sun, before Vance retired in 2001.He said Chandler spent his life “covering the news that was so important to the community. Where your tax dollars go, for example.”“He was a great friend and a great leader and the most marvelous person,” Vance said.Chandler’s son Whitney has served as publisher of the paper since 2014.He was a longtime member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Versailles.In addition to his wife, Lucie “Toss” Chandler, he is survived by three sons, Albert Benjamin “Ben” Chandler III and his wife, Jennifer; Whitney Chandler and his wife Shaoqian Chandler; and Matthew Chandler, all of Versailles, as well as four grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Versailles. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.