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FRIDAY, JUNE 11. 2010 NEWS LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER KENTUCKY.COM Aging Kentucky con man admits murdering SAYS HE KILLED By Scott Bauer and Todd Richmond Associated Press JEFFERSON, Wis. young Edward Edwards told a nun he wanted crook. After a stint FBI's Most Wanted time in prison, he wanted to be reformed. Instead, he now became a murderer.

The ailing former con man, who described himself as between John Dillinger Don Juan, admitted wheelchair killing a young couple in 1980. Edwards agreed to plead guilty fatally shooting a Ohio couple in 1977. He was being Thursday to Summit Ohio, where he was guilty pleas in court. All four slayings years after Edwards have turned his life and started talking a his to to his to Local BEATTY Shirley, 60, mother of Dedre Beatty passed away Tue, June 8 2010. Arrangements entrusted to Fender Funeral Directors.

JOHNSON Pauline, 96, died June 7, 2010. Funeral Fri, MilwardSouthland, with burial at Lexington Cemetery. Visitation Thu, 5-8pm. www.milwardfuneral.com NERI Felix Ocampo, 25, died at University of Kentucky Medical Center June 9, 2010. Services will be private.

Care Cremation Funeral Home. Care Cremation de Funeral Service WEBSTER Russell 62, died Mon, June 7, 2010. He was a native of Fayette Co and was the son of Ruth Saunders Webster and the late Eugene Webster. He confessed hope in Christ at an early age at the Star of Bethlehem Church. Russell was a Navy Veteran.

Survived by his mother, children, Linda Webster, daughter of first wife Bernett Webster Moore, Lexington, Marilyn Adams Webster, the mother of Russell, Jr, Tiffany, and Tia Webster, step-daughter Tammy Adams, number of grandchildren, and four step greatgrandchildren, sister, Alice Webster. He was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley L. Webster. Also surviving Uncle Elder William (Pastor Sarah) Saunders, Aunt Flora Pinkston, father and mother-in-law, Robert and Mary Madden, and one brother in law, four sisters in law, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. Services 1pm Sat, Star of Bethlehem Church, 609 Lagonda Ave.

Visitation 11am until time of service. Arrangements by Smith Smith Funeral Home. State BARBOURVILLE Shirley J. Gambrel, 68, died June 9, 2010. Funeral 3pm Sat, Knox Funeral Home.

Visit 6-9pm Fri. www.knoxfuneralhome.com 2 EACH IN OHIO, A once to be on the and said he he once cross and from Wisconsin also Friday young transported County, enter came claimed around others about crime. "It's just one the way to hell rick Hack, old victim Tim Edwards' Edwards, was after DNA to the deaths his 19-year-old Kelly Drew. appeared from wedding reception 1980. Their found weeks woods.

Hack was stabbed strangled. Drew's underwear ribbons. In April, fessed to Ohio that he also shot 21, of Doylestown Straub, 18, of neck at close their bodies in gust 1977. His attorney, BEREA Sharon Kay Stone, 61, died Wed. Service 2pm Fri, Lakes Funeral Home.

Visitation Fri, noon-2pm, Lakes Funeral Home. www.lakesfuneralhome.com BOONEVILLE Wanda Sue Martin, 63, wife of Harry, died Thu. Funeral 11am Sat. Visit 6-9pm Fri, Booneville Funeral Home. BOWLING GREEN David S.

Payne, 69, died Tue. Funeral 1pm Sat, Stoner Family Funeral Home. Visit 4-8pm Fri, 9am til service Sat. BURKESVILLE Henry Johnson, 69, died Mon. Graveside service was 8pm Thu, Lewis Creek Cemetery.

Arr, Ballou Stotts. CAMPBELLSVILLE Robert S. West, 90, died Tue. Graveside services 11am Fri, Lebanon National Cemetery. Arrangements, Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home.

CAMPTON Curt W. Drake, 75, husband of Jallie Spicer Drake, died June 9, 2010. Service 3pm Sat, Porter Son. Visit 6pm Fri. COLUMBIA Billy Denton, 63 died Wed.

Visit 4-9pm Fri, Stotts-Phelps- McQueary. Funeral 1pm Sat, Free Union Church. CORBINJanice Boyd Burkhart, 75. Funeral 1pm Sat, Corbin Funeral Home Chapel. Visit after 6pm Fri.

CRITTENDEN Carl "Rabbit" Seivers, 84, died Wed. Funeral 6pm Fri, Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home. Visit 3-6pm Fri. CYNTHIANA Martha Gray Stevens Lake, 96. Service 2pm Fri, Drake- WhaleyMcCarty.

Visit 12pm. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass. www.drakewhaleymccartyfuneralhome.com CYNTHIANA Randy Koopman, 54, died Wed. Funeral 2pm Sat, Ware Funeral Home. Visitation 5-8pm Fri.

www.warefuneralhome.com ELKHORN CITY Barbara Sue Stanley, 72, died Wed, June 9, 2010. Funeral 11am Sun, Bailey Funeral Home. Visit 7-10pm Fri. ELKHORN CITY Wilburn Watson, 70, died Wed, June 9, 2010. Funeral 11am Sat, Bailey Funeral Home Chapel.

Visit 6pm Fri. WISCONSIN avoiding a life of more step on for him." Patbrother of 19-yearHack, said of confessions. of Louisville, arrested last July connected him of Hack and girlfriend, The couple disa Wisconsin in August bodies were later in the Investigators think and Drew clothes and were slashed to Edwards conauthorities Bill Lavaco, and Judith Sterling in the range and left a park in Au- Jeffrey De La Rosa, said he didn't know if more details ever would become known. Patrick Hack said he didn't need to hear more. "If he told you something, would you believe him?" he said.

Born in Akron, Ohio, in 1933, Edwards wrote in his 1972 autobiography Metamorphosis of a Criminal that he spent his early years being beaten by nuns in an orphanage. When a nun asked him what he wanted to be, he told her, "Sister, I'm gonna be a crook and I'm gonna be a good one." Ruggedly handsome and just as cunning, he traveled the country in the 1950s, hitchhiking, forging checks and having sex. According to his book, he escaped from jail in Akron in 1955 by pushing past a guard and fled across the country, holding up gas stations for money. He never wore a mask because he wanted to be famous. In 1961 he landed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugi- Obituaries Memorials Find obituaries and memorials at kentucky.com ELKHORN CITY Lloyd Darnell, 80, died Wed, June 9, 2010.

Funeral 2pm Sat, Mt. View Church of Christ, Mouthcard. Visit 12pm Fri, church. FRANKFORT Ernest Reid Chaney, of Frankfort, KY, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2010, leaving behind a brother, Herbert from Dawson Springs; a sister, Frances James of Nicholasville; a daughter, Lisa Anne Frankfort; a son, Daniel of California; five grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Sanford Nell "Sammy" Chaney and his son, John William.

He was the son of the late Herbert and Durie Chaney of Pike County, a graduate of the Pikeville Academy and Pikeville College. He was a retired US Army Command Sergeant Major, a veteran of the Viet Nam War, a past officer and active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4075, former director of Pike County Public Works, executive director of the Pikeville Housing Authority and executive director of the Mountain Water District. Services for Mr. Chaney will be Sat, June 12, 2010, at at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Smith officiating.

A private burial will be observed with military honors being provided by the VFW Post 4075 at the graveside. Visitation will be Friday, June 11, 2010 from 4-8pm at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home LLC and online condolences may be shared via www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com LONDON Edith Smith, 74, died Thu. Service 10am Sat, Bowling Funeral Home. Visit 6pm Fri.

LONDON James Boyd Callahon, 77, died Wed. Service 1pm Sat, Bowling Funeral Home. Visit 10am Sat. Edward W. Edwards, left, 76, sat with public defender Elizabeth Svehlek before his hearing in Wisconsin on Wednesday.

SCOTT BAUER ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDONEd Banks, 89, widow of Hazel. Funeral 1pm Fri, House Rawlings Funeral Home. Visit 11am Fri. LONDON Johnny Earl Binder, 64, died Mon. Service were Thu, House Rawlings Funeral Home.

LYNCH Cynthia Allen, 99, died Thu, June 10, 2010. Visit Sat, 5-8pm. Funeral Sun, 11am, Lynch Methodist. Tri City Funeral Home in charge. MARTIN Walker Revis Hall, 84, Beaver, husband of Ella, died Wed.

Funeral 1pm Sat, Samaria Reg. Baptist, Teaberry. Visit anytime at the church. MAYS LICK Ralph Sims, 78, died Thu. Service 2pm Sat, Palmer Funeral Home.

Visit 6-9pm Fri. palmerfuneralhome.net McKEE Herman Mullins, 58, "husband of Diane, died Wed. Service noon Sat, Lakes Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm Fri. www.lakesfuneralhomemckee.com MORELAND Pairelee Overstreet McGirr, 88, of Moreland died Wed.

Service 11am Sat at New Hope Baptist Church. Visit 5-8pm Fri at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home. Guestbook at www.wlpruitt.com MOUNT EDEN Martin Wayne Goodlett, 60, died Wed. Funeral 2pm Sat, Bethlehem Baptist.

Visit 2-9pm Fri at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, Taylorsville. MT STERLING Clyde Smith, 92, passed Wed. Service 2pm Sat, Clarence Smith Cemetery, Morgan Co. Visit -12pm Sat, Herald Stewart. MT STERLING Allan Burns, 52, brother of Allain Burns, died Wed.

Funeral 1pm Mon, Herald Stewart Home for Funerals. Visit 11am-1pm. MT VERNON Julia Sowder, 63, widow of Ernest. Service 1pm Sat, Cox Funeral home. Visit 6-9pm Fri.

PRESTONSBURG Wayne Arnold Dixon, 70, died Wed. Funeral 2pm Sun, Carter Funeral Home. Visit 4-9pm Sat. tives List. He eventually was captured in Atlanta.

He said a guard at the federal prison in Leavenworth, turned his life around. When paroled in 1967, he remade himself into an inspirational speaker and eventually married. In 1980, he began working as a handyman at the reception hall where Hack and Drew were last seen. Investigators questioned him shortly after the couple disappeared, and he abruptly left the state. He drifted to Pennsylvania where he burned down a rented house and in 1982 was sentenced to more than two years in prison for arson.

His movements in the 1990s remain a mystery. Police in Louisville said he moved into a trailer park on the outskirts of town in 2000. A woman who answered the phone at the trailer home Wednesday declined to comment. Edwards suffers from diabetes, is confined to a wheelchair and often showed up at court hearings hooked to an oxygen tank. He's been getting medical treatment at a state prison in Waupun.

A grand jury in Ohio indicted Edwards on Wednesday on two counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of Lavaco and Straub. He signed a deal agreeing to plead guilty to all four homicides and entered his plea to Hack and Drew's deaths in a Wisconsin courtroom. Ohio prosecutors plan to seek two consecutive life sentences. He'll then be sentenced for the Hack and Drew homicides in Wisconsin, where he faces two mandatory life sentences. Then he goes back to Ohio to start serving his time.

De La Rosa said Edwards signed the agreement to spare his wife, his family and the victims' families from sitting through a trial. Drew's brother, Mike Drew, said he was surprised but glad. "I was hoping it would come to this," Mike Drew RICHMOND Evelyn Richardson RICHMOND Cox, 85, of Georgetown, formerly of Richmond, widow of William "Bill" Quenton Cox died June 10, 2010 at the Georgetown Community Hosptial. A native of. Irvine, she was the daughter of the late William "Tom" Thomas and Lona Hatton Richardson.

Along with being a homemaker, she was a partner with her husband in the insurance business and a member of the Baptist tradition. Survivors include two sons, William Q. "Billy" (Betty) Cox, II, Delray Beach, FL and Scott K. (Donna) Cox, Georgetown; 4 grandchildren, Wesley, Kaitlyn, Emily and Lydia and 2 step granddaughters, Natalie Tipton and Olivia Marshall; 2 sisters, Billie Faye Linville and Betty Benge and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Marge Thomas, Ruth Milligan, Harold and David Richardson.

Graveside services will be 1pm Mon at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Irvine, KY. Visitation will be 6-8pm Sun at the First Christian Church, Georgetown. Johnson's Funeral Home, Georgetown is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Kentucky, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205. www.johnsonsfuneralhome.com Johnson's Funeral Home RICHMOND Mossie Wood Ballard, 92, formerly of Richmond, widow of Harry W.

Ballard, died Wed, June 9, 2010, at the Mason Health Care Center, Mason, OH. Funeral services 11am Sat, June 12, 2010. Visitation 9-11am prior to service. www.TurpinViceFritz.com PLACING AN OBITUARY OR MEMORIAL Obituaries and memorials are based on information provided to the Herald-Leader's Classified Advertising Department. The newspaper publishes up to eight lines of basic obituary information about Kentucky residents free of charge as a public service.

Families that want additional information published may do so for a per -line charge. For further information, please consult with your funeral director or call 859-231-3215 or 800-766-6248. Notices may be sent by fax to 859-231-3506 or by email to Obituaries and memorials will also appear online at www.kentucky.com RICHMOND Tommy Campbell, 53, died Sun. No visitation or service. Burial in Richmond Cemetery.

Oldham, Roberts Powell Funeral Home. EVARTS Elzie Dean, 69, Verda, passed away Sat. Funeral 2pm at North Evarts Baptist Church. Visit after 12pm. Arr, Evarts Funeral Home.

GEORGETOWN Calvert Curtis. A memorial service will be held in his honor at 3pm Sun, June 13, 2010 at Newtown Christian Church. All friends and family are invited. GREENSBURG Barbara Kaye Neal, 53. Funeral 1pm CST Sat, Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home.

Visit 1-8pm CST Fri. HARRODSBURG Charles E. Mc- Murry, 75, husband of Hattie, died Wed. Service 11am Sat, June 12 at Randell Funeral Chapel. Visit Fri, 5-8pm.

HYDEN Alma Annette Mosley, 69, died Wed. Funeral 1pm Sat, Wooton Presbyterian Church. Visit 6pm Fri, church. HYDEN; Pennington, 89 died Tue. Funeral 2pm Sat.

Visit 6pm Fri, Hurts Creek Church of Christ. www.walkerfuneralhomesilc.com HYDEN Conley Hensley, 79, died Tue. Funeral 2pm Sat. Visit noon Fri, all at Lower Jacks Creek United Methodist Church. www.walkerfuneralhomesllc.com IRVINE Larry Hatfield, 57.

Memorial service will be held Sat, 11am, Lewis Funeral Home. Visitation from 10-11am Sat. JEFFERSONTOWN Forrest G. Gardner, 86, passed away June 9, 2010, Foreman's, Jeffersontown, is assisting with arrangements. LIBERTY Maretta Thomas, 66, of Cincinnati, OH, died Wed.

Funeral 2pm Sat, McKinneyBrown Funeral Home. Visit 11am-2pm Sat. LONDON Michael Warren, 52, died Wed. Service 11am Mon at Bowling Funeral Home. Visit 6pm Sun.

LONDON Mary "GG" Evelyn Kidd Azbill, 66, husband Ted. Service 4pm Sat, House Rawlings Funeral Home. No visitation. NICHOLASVILLE Jean Houp Duggins, 75, widow of Billy Duggins of Kimberly Heights Drive, died June 7, 2010 after an extended illness. She was a member of Mt.

Freedom Baptist Church in Wilmore and also attended Bethel Christian Church. Mrs. Duggins was a member of the Expect a miracle Prayer Group. She was the daughter of the late Stanley and Lottie Lamb Houp. Survivors include two sons, Steve and Keith Duggins, a special Lisa Miller, a step adopted daughter, granddaughter, Becki Smith, brothers and sisters, Kenneth Houp and wife Lou, Charles Houp and wife Jenny, J.D.

Houp and wife Regina, Jimmy Houp and wife Nancy, Nancy True and husband Larry, Bradley Houp and wife Susie and Connie Harris and husband Cecil, numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. She was preceded in death by her sister and best friend, Mary Barron and her husband Russ and her sister Faye Powell. Services will be Sat at Betts West Funeral Home with Rev. Nathan Elliott officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8pm Fri.

Burial will follow in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Bearers will be Kenneth, Charles, J.D., Jimmy and Bradley Houp, Cecil Harris and Vandre Dawson. Honorary bearers will be Tammy Corman, Shina Mendez, Tonya Griffeth, Connie Harris, Nancy True and Nancy Houp. Online guestbook and video tribute at www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com Betts West Funeral Home SOMERSET Clifford Childers, 63, died Wed, June 9, 2010. Funeral 11am Mon, East Somerset Baptist Church.

Visit after 6pm Sun, at the church. STANTONJames A. Booth, 49, died Thu. Visit 6pm followed by a funeral at 8pm Sat, Hearne Funeral Home. STANTON- Rezza Townsend Whitaker, 86, died Wed.

Funeral 2pm Sat, Hearne Funeral Home Chapel. Visit 6pm Fri. VERSAILLES Constance Baker, 85, died Wed. Service 12pm Sat at Clark Legacy Center, Frankfort. Visit 10am-1 Sat.

www.clarkfuneralchapels.com VIRGIE Ricky Hall, 53, died Tue, June 8, 2010. Funeral 11am Sat, Caney Creek Old Reg. Baptist. Visit after 6pm Thu, church. WILLIAMSTOWN Imogene Colson McAdams, 85, died Thu.

Funeral 2pm Mon, Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home. Visit 3-6pm Sun. WINCHESTER Mary Patrick Roundtree, 97, died Wed. Services are 10am Sat. Visit 6-8pm Fri at Scobee Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at ScobeeFuneralHome.com and a 24 hour Funeral Information Telephone Line can be reached by calling 859-744-2122. In Memory IN LOVING MEMORY Angela Renee Roe March 14, 1971 June 11, 2009 We are blessed to have had you in our lives. We love you, we miss you and we will never forget you. Your smile, love and courage touched so many. Love, David, Megan, Holli Your Family Friends.

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