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Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home

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Route Versailles, KY   40383  
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161 Broadway St, Versailles, KY 40383
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(859) 873-4991
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Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home has over 25+ years experience in comforting those currently experience a loss. Our funeral services provide peace for and a plan for those who need it during their difficult loss. Our funerals include the opposition of burial service and cremation. We also sell monuments and offer free mockups for you to preview. There is also the option to take the planning off of your families plate through our pre-planning options. We also offer pet cremation. Give us a call (859-873-4991) and let us offer you peace and comfort.

Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home can be found at 161 Broadway St . The following is offered: Funerals . In Versailles there are 3 other Funerals. An overview can be found here.

Keywords funeral home, funeral services, burrial services, funeral, cremation, monuments, pre-planning, pet cremations.

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Opening hours

24-hour call availability. Saturdays & Sundays office hours are by appointment only

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  • Billy Butcher

    Funeral Director/Embalmer/Owner

    Billy Butcher, CFSP, Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Owner of Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home, was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. He is the youngest son of Charles and Becky Butcher. He is a graduate of Lafayette High School and Mid-America College of Funeral Service. With over 23 years of experience in funeral service, he has spent the last 11 years as the General Manager of Kentucky Mortuary Service. Billy is currently serving as President for the Central District Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky. He also serves on several committees for the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky. He has completed over 180 hours of continuing education to earn the designation Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP). Billy is the proud father of Caitlyn Butcher. In his free time Billy enjoys coaching youth soccer and basketball, hunting, and snow skiing. He looks forward to becoming an active part of the community and is committed to serving all the families of Woodford County.

  • Leigh Ann Lewis

    Funeral Director/Embalmer/General Manager

    Leigh Ann Lewis is a Funeral Director, Embalmer, and the General Manager of Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home. Leigh Ann was born and raised in Grayson, Kentucky. She is the youngest daughter of Gary Dickerson and Gwen Sparks Dickerson. Leigh Ann is a graduate of East Carter High School, Morehead State University, and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. For 10 years Leigh Ann has worked as a funeral director, embalmer and crematory operator. Leigh Ann is an active member in the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky and the National Funeral Directors Association. She has completed over 180 hours of continuing education to earn the designation Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP). Leigh Ann is the proud mother of two young daughters, Annabel Lee Lewis and Eleanor "Ellie" Kay Lewis and they are currently members of St. Leo Catholic Church in Versailles and St. Paul Catholic Church in Lexington. In her free time she enjoys helping with youth sports, Girl Scouts, and helping with school sponsored activities and fund raisers. Leigh Ann is looking forward to getting settled into the community and working hard to help all the families we serve.

  • Penny Baker

    Funeral Director/Office Manager

    Penny Baker, office manager, licensed funeral director and pre-need insurance sales, is a valuable resource to the organization of our firm. Penny has been an employee of our firm for almost 20 years. She is a mother of two sons, Justin and Austin, and the wife of Kim Baker. Penny is an exceptional resource for assisting families with funeral planning, pre-need arrangements, insurance claims, monuments, veterans forms, social security assistance, and other matters which may take a burden off of the details of dealing with the loss of a loved one. Penny is most often the person at the "other end of the telephone", she is able to answer most of the questions a family may have. We are proud to have Penny as a part of our "family", she keeps us organized and on course, making the transition of losing a loved one easier for the families we serve.

  • Steve Ward

    Funeral Director/Embalmer

    J. Steve Ward, retired Funeral Director and former owner of Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was born in 1954 in Hazard, Kentucky. The youngest of four sons of Hazel Fox Ward and the late Judge Don A. Ward, Steve and his wife Carol (Tatman) are the parents of one son, Hank, who is married to Tracie, and the grandparents of Peyton. Steve is a graduate of Hazard High School, is an alumnus of the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, and Eastern Kentucky University. He is a graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. A member of the Versailles United Methodist Church, he served as the Woodford County Coroner from 1990 to 2011, is a certified master Coroner in the state of Kentucky, has been a Rotarian and past president of the Versailles Rotary Club, past president and board member of the United Way of Woodford County, and served as board member, past Treasurer and past President of the Woodford County Salvation Army. A funeral director for over 41 years, Steve was the owner of Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home from 1989-2017. He was an employee of the firm for 12 years prior to purchasing the firm from his predecessor, Leslie J. Blackburn. Steve remains active in the funeral home when he is not out enjoying his recent retirement.

  • Gary Finnell

    Gary Finnell has been a vital employee of Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home for over 40 years. Gary assists with visitations and funeral services and maintains a dedication to serving families with a friendly warm greeting. Gary is most often visible at our parking lot door, greeting those who call during visitations. Gary is a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, is Past Master and member of the F&AM Landmark Lodge #41, and is a former volunteer for the Versailles Fire Department. Gary is married to Linda G. Finnell and is the father of two daughters, two granddaughters, and two grandsons.

Products And Services

  • Funeral Services

    We offer: -Memorial Services -Burial Services -Cremation Services

  • Honoring Military Veterans

    We're proud to do our part in honoring our country's veterans for their dedication and selfless service by giving back to those whose sacrifice and patriotism define our great nation. We would be honored to help you make arrangements for any combination of traditional military tributes because we believe it's our duty to provide you and your family with professional and dignified assistance during your time of need.

  • Planning A Funeral

    Most of us are not prepared to plan and carry out a funeral ceremony for someone we love. And so much of the information available on this critically important subject fails to focus on what is most important: having a personalized, meaningful funeral that helps families and friends begin the healing process of mourning after the death of someone we love. Our funeral home's dedicated staff wants to help you and can play a critical role in planning and carrying out a meaningful funeral or memorial service. Our licensed funeral directors are intimately familiar with the funeral planning process, key decisions a grieving family must make, and necessary legal documentation that is required during this difficult time. Our funeral professionals can handle all of the details and help you create a unique service that fits your needs and values.

  • Pet Services

    Coping with the loss of a pet is difficult, and we understand how deeply it can affect you and your family. Caring for your departed animal can be a healing and cathartic act, and we can help you to give your beloved pet the dignified farewell and attention that he or she deserves. Here at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home we offer the services of Borden Pet Crematory & Memorial Center. Pet services we can offer include, three different types of cremation options listed below, pet caskets for burial, monuments and markers, pet cremation jewelry, paw prints and memorial portraits. For questions and pricing please call us at (859) 873-4991.

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