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February 3, 2005

 

Bradshaw

Hazel Dean Smith Bradshaw, 83, of Nicholasville, widow of Tom Bradshaw, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Royal Manor Nursing Home.

A Kentucky native, she was born Nov. 17, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Elijah Lee and Bessie Robinson Smith and was a member of the Pinckard Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Billy C. Bradshaw, Nicholasville, Betty A. Blanton, Nicholasville, and Richard Bradshaw, Lexington; two sisters, Sanford June Smith, Missouri, and Flora Mae Garrs, Illinois; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. A sister, Mattie Ann Broaddus, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Burial was in the Keene Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jim Wilhoite, Joe Webb, Ronald Marcee, Don Blanton, W.E. "Bowie" Taylor, and William Higgins. Honorary bearers were Mike Griffith, Bob Hughes, Wallace Buffin, and Bud Wilder.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Jessamine County, or the Pinckard Baptist Church Building Fund.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Cox

Brenda Rogers Cox, 58, of 810 Tyrone Pike, wife of John Allen Cox, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born at Salvisa, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Marjorie Rogers. She was a retired 26-year employee of Texas Instruments and a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Sherry Ann Harrison, Estill County, and Holly Jo Stewart, Versailles; a son, Edward Allen Cox, Lexington; and seven grandchildren. Three brothers, Bernice Rogers, James Rogers, and Bruce Rogers, and a sister, Melinda Faye Rogers, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 29 2005, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was at the Sand Springs Cemetery, Lawrenceburg. Casket bearers were John Paria, Guy Wainscott, Bobby Rogers, David Rogers, Wesley Harrison, and David Harrison.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Harp

Daisy Veach Harp, 76, of 404 Ryne Court, widow of J. T. Harp, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg.

Born in Jellico, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late H. B. and Nannie Hill Veach. She was a retired senior clerk at Guarantee Bank in Cumberland and was a member of the Porter Memorial Baptist Church, Lexington. She had been a resident of Versailles for the past 10 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda H. Jett, Versailles; a son, Joe T. Harp, Versailles and Naples, Fla.; a sister, Gladys Daniel, Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren, Amber Jett Thompson, Versailles, and Joey Harp, Naples, Fla.; and a great-grandson, Landon Clay Thompson.

No visitation or services were scheduled. Burial will be at the Corinth Cemetery in Corbin. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

Kays

James Thomas Kays, 87, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Agnes Waterfill Kays, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005.

He was a retired Texas Instruments employee and a World War II Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Daniel T. Kays, Lawrenceburg; a daughter, Mary Yola Aldridge, Frankfort; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Sutherland, Lexington. A brother, Billy Kays, and four sisters, Birda Mae Moffett, Frances K. Brown, Georgia K. Tracy, and Doris Crask, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

McGrapth

Oscar "Big O" McGrapth, 67, of Poplar Street, husband of Joyce Edwards McGrapth, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Milton and Mary Evans McGrapth. He was a retired OSRAM Sylvania lamp plant employee, a U. S. Navy veteran, and a member of the First Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Deondra Mickey, Lexington, and Cheryl McGrapth, Versailles; two sons, Darrin McGrapth, Versailles, and James W. Mickey Jr., Japan; two sisters, Katie Campbell, Versailles, and Blanche Rogers, Lexington; five stepchildren, Cleve Edwards, Jimmy Stewart, Bobby Stewart, Aloha Ann Stewart, and Randy Rison; 15 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Marcus Lynn, the Rev. Lewis Johnson, and Rev. Jimmy Blair. Interment was in the Steele Cemetery. Casket bearers were Randy Burgess, David Venus, Jimmy Stewart, Rick Sexton, Pete Washington, Chad Duncan, and Khristian McDannold. Honorary bearers were Steve Franklin, Robert Cummins, Donnie Neal, David Prather, Henry Lee Johnson, and Bob Higgins.

 

Reilly

 Richard David Reilly, 86, of Harrodsburg, formerly of Lexington, husband of Jane Elizabeth Foote Reilly, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the James B. Haggin Hospital in Harrodsburg.

Born in Westchester County, N.Y., he was the son of the late Edgar Milton and Mary Ann Bayer Reilly Sr. He was a retired vice-president of the Lexington Insurance Agency, He attended Blue Grass Pike Baptist Church in Danville and had attended Southern Acres Christian Church in Lexington. He was a lifetime member of the Aviation Roundtable, a lifetime member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and a former member of the Lexington Rotary Club and he was a master sergeant in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David R. Reilly, Harrodsburg; a daughter, Barbara R. Isley, Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Timothy Douglas Isley, Lexington, Gregory Todd Reilly and Richard David Reilly II, both of Harrodsburg; two nephews, Jack Reilly and Dann Reilly, both of Lexington; and three grand-nieces, Townley Reilly, Trish Reilly, and Katie Reilly. Two brothers, Jack Reilly, of Versailles, and Ed Reilly, of New York, are deceased

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland by Pastor Tim Russ. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Timothy Douglas Isley, Gregory Todd Reilly, Richard David Reilly II, Jack Reilly, Dann Reilly, Mariques Brown, Keith Brown and Joe Todd Hall. Honorary bearer was Bob Cole.

Contributions may be made to the Home of the Innocents, 1100 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206.

 

Sames

Nancy Brown Stiles Sames, 63, of Versailles, widow of Edward Sames, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at her home

Born Aug. 14, 1941, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Geneva Brown Stiles. She was a secretary to Dr. William Childers.

Survivors include two daughters, Alisha Sames Curry, Versailles, and Melissa Sames Way, Lawrenceburg; a son, Steve Sames, Versailles; and three grandchildren, Paige Curry, Coty Curry and Seth Way.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at the Midway Cemetery by the Rev. Jeff Sames. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice.

 

Saylor

 Virginia "Tommie" Saylor, of Wallins, wife of Burl Saylor, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at her home.

She was a former Harlan County fifth district magistrate, Democratic committee chairwoman, and community leader.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Gary Saylor, Richmond, Jean Bruce, Michigan, and Jeri Sullivan, Versailles.

Private graveside services were conducted at the Park Howard Cemetery at Wallins. Anderson & Laws Funeral Home, Harlan, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Mountain Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 189, Harlan, KY 40831.

 

Watts

Heather Nicole "Nikki" Watts, 10, of Wilmore, daughter of Jonathan Watts and Bobbie Lockard, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005.

She was a fifth grade student at Wilmore Elementary School.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Albert and Dee Lockard, Nicholasville; her paternal grandmother, Lois Crowe, Nicholasville; three aunts, Jackie Sullavan, Versailles, Pamala Ritter, Bowling Green, and Debbie Watts Wilson, Nicholasville; two uncles, Robert Lockard and Stanley Bolton, Nicholasville; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members. Her paternal grandfather, Jack Watts, is deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at Betts & West Funeral Home by Luke Haulk. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Donald House, Johnny Henson, Robert Lockard, Jimmy Creech, Jeff Riester, and Scott Ritter.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Younger

Benjamin Calvin Younger, 77, of Lexington, husband of Gloria Nix Younger, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005.

Born in Cordova, he was the son of the late Benjamin Harrison and Emma Lumpkin Younger. For 30 years, he was the owner of Ben Younger Electric and Refrigeration Inc., was the former owner of Motorola Television Repair Service in Dry Ridge. He was a member of the Refrigeration Engineer Society and was a former member, Sunday school teacher, and deacon at the Lawrenceville Baptist Church. He was a current member of the King’s Way Assembly of God in Versailles. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre, and was active in the occupation of Japan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Richard Younger, Georgetown; two daughters, Kimberly Austin, Duluth, Ga., and Cynthia Simpson, Sevierville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Covington, Mary Ann Younger Sheeler, Sarah Younger Corey and Betty Katherine Younger; two great-grandchildren, Richard Nathaniel Younger Sheeler and Christin Grace Corey.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at King’s Way Assembly of God by the Rev. Tommy Covington, the Rev. Joseph S. Girdler, and the Rev. James Heard. Burial was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Owenton. W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the King’s Way Assembly of God, 4175 Lexington Road, Versailles, KY 40383.

 

 

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