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Obituaries

  • James Melwood Stevens, 68

    James Melwood Stevens, 68, of Lawrenceburg, died March 1, 2012, at his home.
     He was born in Anderson County to the late Melwood and Alva Catlett Stevens. He was a retired President of Anderson National Bank; a member of Shiloh Christian Church; a lifetime member of the Anderson County Sportsman Club; President of the Board of Directors of Beaver Lake Inc.; a 1961 graduate of Western High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University. He was a member of the Army Reserves.

  • Harriet Haden, 82

    Harriet Lena Mullins Haden, 82, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Paul T. Haden, died March 2, 2012 at her residence.
    She was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Margaret Amburgey Mullins. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

  • Irene Gaines, 86

    Irene Gaines, 86, died March 2, 2012, at Regis Woods Care and Rehabilitation Center in Louisville.  
    In addition to her husband Ralph E. Gaines, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Verlie Baker.
    Her survivors include her two sons, Melvin Gaines, Sr. and Charles “Charlie” Gaines; and her two daughters, Sylvia Pauline Vest and Gladys Bussey.
    Vistation and funeral services were held at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Shelbyville, with interment will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery.
     

  • Walter Patrick, 85

    Walter Patrick, 85, died Feb. 22 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
    He was the youngest of seven children born in Burgin, Ky., to the late William and Martha Shepherd Patrick.
    Patrick was a renowned attorney in Anderson County for more than 50 years, and served his country and community in numerous civic and legal capacities.
    After graduating in 1944 from Harrodsburg High School, Patrick joined the U.S. Army, where he served as a 1st Lieutenant with the infantry in the South Pacific during World War II.

  • Bethany Jean Puryear, infant

    Bethany Jean Puryear, 4 days, died Feb. 20, 2012. She is the twin daughter of Daniel Allan and Jacuelyn Morgan Puryear.
     Bethany is also survived by her sisters, Madison Marie, Haylee Nicole, Madalynn Jane, and her twin Delana Carter Puryear, maternal grandmother Debra Ray of Lawrenceburg, paternal grandparents, Allan and Rita Puryear of Byhalia, Miss., Beth and Fred Mormino of Olive Branch, Miss., and paternal great grandmother Marie H. Puryear of Byhalia, Miss., and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

  • Thelma Faye Adams Robinson, 82

    Thelma Faye Adams Robinson, 82, died Feb. 18, 2012 at her residence. Thelma was born Nov. 13, 1929 in Nelson County daughter of the late Lena Boone and Paul Adams. She was the wife of the late Marshall Carlton Robinson.
     Thelma was a member of the Woodlawn Beech Fork United Methodist Church in Nelson County. She was a gardening enthusiast, enjoyed quilting and playing Rook with her family.

  • Eunice Mae Drury Robinson, 88

    Eunice Mae Drury Robinson, 88, widow of William Thomas Robinson, died Feb. 11, 2012, at Heritage Hall Health Care Center.
     She was born in Washington County to the late William Edgar and Erma Mae Driskell Drury. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Freedom Baptist Church and the Senior Ladies’ Sunday School Class.

  • Michael W. Timmerman, 74

    Michael W. Timmerman, 74 of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Louisville, died Feb. 12 surrounded by his family.
    Mike was a native of Cleveland, Ohio, but grew up in Westport, Conn. He moved to Louisville as a teenager when his father’s job with General Electric brought the family to Kentucky.

  • William Franklin ‘Frank’ Craig, 73

    William Franklin “Frank” Craig, 73, of Lawrenceburg, native of Central City, died Feb. 12, 2012, at Homestead Nursing Home in Lexington.  
    He was born Feb. 14, 1938 in Fulton, Ky., to the late William Bevard and Frances Elrod Craig.
     Craig was a retired electrician for the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs and a former band director and principal of Anderson County Middle School. He served in the 100th Division of the U.S. Army and was a member of Fox Creek Christian Church.

  • Nellie Morea VanMeter, 90

    Nellie Morea VanMeter, 90, Versailles, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Feb. 4, 2012, at the Heritage Hall Care Center in Lawrenceburg.
    Survivors included two sons Ronald Bradford and James M. Bradford. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with the burial following in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.