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December 28, 2000 issue

James L. Bradley

The Rev. James Lonnie Bradley, 75, of Lebanon, husband of Billie White Bradley of Lebanon and father of Sam Bradley of Versailles, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Burnwell, W. Va., he was the son of the late Lonnie E. and Ada Vealey Bradley. He was a retired Baptist minister who served the Level Grove Baptist Church, Cornelia, Ga.; First Baptist Church, Jenkins; Central Baptist Church, Maysville, and Springfield Baptist Church. He was for many years active on various boards of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and a graduate of Furman University and Southern Seminary. He was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by a daughter, Susie Nally, Lexington; three grandchildren, Brad Nally, Betsy Nally, and Joey Bradley; two step-grandchildren, Kimberly Sapp and Jeremy Burgess, of Charleston, W. Va., and Grace McKinney, Ridgeway, Va., and Virginia Legg, Summersville, W.Va.

Services were conducted at 12 noon Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Lebanon Baptist Church by the Rev. Wesley Noss, the Rev. Bland Mason, and the Rev. Jake Boggs. Interment was in Lebanon National Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Lebanon Baptist Church or Springfield Baptist Church.


Dorothy L. Campbell

Dorothy Louise Campbell, 59, of Versailles, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Born In Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Elizabeth Harris Campbell. Ms. Campbell was a retired nursing assistant and was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Ann Campbell, Nicholasville, and Kimberly Elaine Campbell, Owensboro; a sister, Mary Howard, Versailles; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial will be in the Steele Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers will be Joe Campbell, Richard Kirtley, Henry Lee Johnson, Darrell Campbell, Carl Smith, and Robert Brown. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Friday.


Harry Cunningham Jr.

Harry Cunningham Jr., 78, of Versailles, a retired barber here, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at the Homestead Nursing Center, Lexington.

He was a U. S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, serving in England with the Eighth Air Force. He was a member of the Millville Christian Church.

Mr. Cunningham was a son of the late Harry Sr. and Hettie Goodrich Cunningham.

He was a barber briefly in 1938 and full-time from 1951 until his retirement in 1980.

He is survived by a sister, Evelyn Devers, Frankfort; a daughter, Phyllis Carl, Versailles; two sons, Harry Cunningham III, Frankfort, and Tony Cunningham, Houston, Texas; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Herbie and Eural Cunningham, and two sisters, Pauline Hagar and Elizabeth Hampton, are deceased.

Graveside funeral services with military honors will be conducted at 1:15 p.m. today, Dec. 28, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County, by the Rev. Don Vanzant. Casket bearers will be Billy Cunningham, Harry Cunningham IV, Mike Cunningham, Bobby Carl Jr., Ted Nagel, and Robert Adcock. Honorary bearers will be James Hartley, Arthur Devers, Stanley Carter, Mike Brown, Jesse Brown Jr., Jimmy Brown, Lynn Baker, and Donald Turner. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles. Memorials are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P. 0. Box 23512, Lexington 40523.


Velma M. Florian

Velma Mae Sparks Florian, 84, of Versailles, widow of William "Bud" Florian, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at her residence.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Nellie Littrell Sparks. Mrs. Florian was a member of the Solid Rock Apostolic Church, Versailles.

She is survived by three daughters, Wanda Burgess, Versailles; Mary Kincaid, Frankfort, and Elizabeth Rogers, Lexington; nine sons, Cecil Florian, Versailles; Dallas Florian and John Florian, both of Nicholasville; Joseph Florian, Harrodsburg; Phillip Florian, Frankfort; Mark Florian and Jimmy Florian, both of Lawrenceburg; and Bobby Florian and Kevin Florian, both of Lexington; two sisters, Katherine Chasteen and Artheles Sturgeon, both of Versailles; 38 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 26 nieces and nephews. A daughter, Shelby Jean Rogers; a son, Delbert Florian, and a sister and three brothers are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 28, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Sister Anna Rutoskey. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County. Mrs. Florianís grandsons will be casket bearers. Honorary bearers will be Venard Kincaid, Ralph Rogers, and William L. Burgess.


Nellie L. Mitchell

Nellie Long Mitchell, 88, of Midway, wife of Warren Mitchell, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born in Owen County, she was the daughter of the late William and Jeanette Long. She was a 55-year resident of Midway and was the caregiver of her daughter for 55 years.

In addition to her husband of 71 years, she is survived by a daughter, Barbara M. Jones, Frankfort; three sisters, Alma Mitchell, Midway, and Marie Crittenden and Mary K. Hockensmith, both of Frankfort; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Lois June Mitchell, five sisters, and two brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by Dr. Robert Baker. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Sonny Jones, Tim Jones, Richard Jones, Jesse Alexander, Mitchell Jones, Jimmy Mitchell, David Jones, and Adam Jones.


Janet L. Young

Janet Lee Young, 62, of Versailles, widow of Chester A. Young II, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at the Samaritan Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Ashland, she was the daughter of the late John and Juanita Rucker. She was a retired Adena Springs Farm employee.

Mrs. Young is survived by an uncle, Carter McDavid, of Charleston, W. Va., formerly of Versailles.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Randy Nation. Burial was in the Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles.