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January 4, 2001 issue

James L. Bradley

The Rev. James Lonnie Bradley, 75, of Lebanon, husband of Billie White Bradley, 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 had served the Level Grove Baptist Church in Cornelia, Ga., the First Baptist Church of Jenkins, Central Baptist Church in Maysville, and the Springfield Baptist Church. He served on various boards of the Kentucky Baptist Convention for many years. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, S. C., and a graduate of Southern Seminary. He was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Sam Bradley, Versailles; a daughter, Susie Nally, Lexington; three grandchildren, Brad Nally, Betsy Nally, and Joey Bradley; two stepgrandchildren, Kimberly Sapp and Jeremy Sapp; four sisters, Gwen OíDell, Ashland; Lessie Burgess, Charleston, W.Va.; Grace McKinney, Ridgeway, Va., and Virginia Legg, Summersville, W.Va.

Services were conducted Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Lebanon Baptist Church by the Rev. Wesley Noss, assisted by the Rev. Bland Mason and the Rev. Jake Boggs. Interment was in the Lebanon National Cemetery. Military rites were conducted at the cemetery by the Marion County Honor Guard. Casket bearers were Lester Bradley, Jay Mattingly, Brad Nally, Jeremy Sapp, Elery Milburn, and Mike Osbourne. Honorary bearers were Dr. Salem George, Frank Spragens, Milton Bagwell, Monroe Reynolds, Junior Tate, Henry Pendygraft, David Lynch, Bobby Benningfield, Chester Crews, John Keith, and Maurice Langford. Carey & Son Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Goldie M. Brooks

Goldie Martin Brooks, 78, Versailles, widow of John M. Brooks, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Bourbon County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Arizona Hitt Martin. She is survived by three daughters, Juanita Day Harper, Lawrenceburg; Brenda Brandenburg, Nicholasville, and Saundra R. Lehman, Troy, Ohio; two sons, John Richard Brooks, Versailles, and Robin Dale Brooks, Lawrenceburg; a brother, Jess Martin Jr., Garrard County; 17 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Frankie Lane. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were Johnny Brooks, Jack Brandenburg Jr., Dr. James A. Day Jr., Thomas M. Day, Damon Brooks, and Brandon Brooks.

 

Edna M. Buffin

Edna Mae Gregory Buffin, 81, formerly of Versailles, widow of Clarence Eugene Buffin, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at the Dover Manor Nursing Home in Georgetown.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late William P. and Lula Miller Gregory. Mrs. Buffin was a member of the Mt. Edwin Methodist Church, Woodford County, and was a retired Texas Instruments employee.

She is survived by a daughter, Wanda Demoran, Frankfort; two brothers, Robert Gregory, Georgetown, and Owen Gregory, Versailles; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters, and two great-great-grandsons. One grandson is deceased.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Guy Moyer. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kenneth Gregory, Billy Gregory, Wayne Gregory, Tom Gregory, Randy Gregory, and Paul Gregory. Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Edwin Methodist Church, c/o Susie Buffin, 151 Kilmer, Versailles 40383.

 

William L. Cliett

William Lucious Cliett, 75, of Lexington, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at his home.

A native of Macon, Ga., he was the only son of the late Willie and Dora Cliett. He graduated from Ft. Valley State College, in Georgia.

He was a retired masonry contractor, much of whose work was in Versailles as well as in Lexington and Frankfort. He was one of the brick designers of Gratz Park, Lexington. He was a member of the Quinn Chapel AME Church, where he served on the Trustee Board, was a member of the menís chorus, senior choir and gospel chorus. Mr. Cliett was instrumental in the expansion of the church sanctuary and parking lot and was honored as Quinn Chapelís Man of the Year in July 1992.

He is survived by a son, Luther Cliett; three daughters, Dora Hudson, Juanita Taylor and Dana Cliett; five stepchildren, Raymond Brown, Lenore Cliett, Debora Hausley, Alisa Brown and Phillip Lee; 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 4, 2001, at Quinn Chapel AME Church by the Rev. E. Holmes Matthews. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at the church after 5 p.m. today. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Lula M. Fishback

Lula Mae Carter Fishback, 85, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000.

She was a native of Woodford County, the daughter of the late William Grant and Bessie Minor Carter. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by four daughters, Shirley Canada, Estevia Baker, Laura Brown, and Geraldene Meads; six sons, James Brown, Henry Brown, Robert H. Brown, Grant Brown, Vance Brown, and Sylvester Brown; 50 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Sue Taylor. A son, Marion Brown, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church by Dr. Jerome Norwood. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. The Smith & Smith Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Sr. Mary Moleskey

Sister Mary Petronilla Moleskey, 90, a resident of Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, and a former parochial teacher, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at Taylor Manor.

She was born in Ohio and had taught primarily in Louisville.

She is survived by a sister, Wanda Schwarze, Costa Mesa, Calif.; a brother, John Moleskey, Akron, Ohio, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Taylor Manor by the Rev. Joe Burgdoff. Interment was in the Taylor Manor Cemetery. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Henry C. Reynolds

Henry Calvin Reynolds, 74, of Lexington, husband of Martha Lou Combs Reynolds, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, he was a son of the late Henry R. and Agnes Houp Reynolds. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II; was a retired employee of IBM; was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, and was a past commander and member of American Legion Post 341.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Larry Wayne Reynolds and Garry Lee Reynolds; a daughter, Linda Reynolds Sharpe; a sister, Elizabeth Reynolds Haden; four stepchildren, Henry Fugate, Fledia Roberts, Tempa Lawson, and Shirley Fugate; seven grandchildren, and six stepgrandchildren. A brother, Gilbert Reynolds, is deceased. Services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. Gary Grogan. Entombment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Brian Reynolds, Jarrod Reynolds, Adam Reynolds, Larry Sharpe, Emmanuel Combs, and Harold Bramel. Honorary bearers were Chester Powell and Bernie Day. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association, 1636 Nicholasville Rd., Suite 1, Lexington 40503.

 

David C. Robinson

David C. "Bud" Robinson, 92, of Midway, husband of Alice Mitchell Robinson, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

Born in Scott County, he was a son of the late Clarence and Lou Dalzell Robinson. He was a retired farmer and member of the Midway Christian Church.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Clarence E. Robinson, Arizona; four half-sisters, Agnes Faye Cooksey, Louisville; Patricia Coffey, Georgia; Linda Lou Isaacs, Nicholasville, and Margaret Baker, Lancaster; and a half-brother, John Ellis Robinson, Bryantsville. Four brothers, Carl, Floyd D., James N., and Gilbert Coffman Robinson, and three sisters, Martha Dean Jones, Sue B. Cook, and Frances Sweeney, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at the Midway Christian Church by the Rev. David Brown. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Spencer Wall, William J. Mitchell, Donald Mitchell, Sonny Jones, William J. Mitchell Jr., and Warren E. Mitchell. Honorary bearers were David Mitchell, Gene and Jimmy Gaunce, and deacons of the Midway Christian Church. Memorials are suggested to Midway Christian Church, P.O. Box 127, Midway 40347. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Charles E. Rose

Charles E. Rose, 62, of Winchester, husband of Edith Ewen Rose, died at 8:41 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at the Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester.

A native of Logan, W. Va., he was the son of Emerald Rose, Olive Hill, and the late Geneva Withrow Thompson. He was retired owner of C. E. Rose & Son Electrical Contractors. He also was a former Clark County deputy jailer, a Mason, a member of IBEW, a former member of the National Guard, and a member of Belmont Church of Christ.

He is also survived by two sons, David Burrus Sr., Nashville, Tenn., and Greg Rose, Midway; a daughter, Deanna Stidham, Winchester; 13 grandchildren, including Jonathon Rose, Allison Rose, and Christopher Rose, Midway: a great-granddaughter; a sister, Margaret Crews, Winchester, and several nephews.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at the Scobee Funeral Home, Winchester, by Ben Rake. Burial was in Clarmont Memorial Gardens, Clark County. Casket bearers were Michael Means Rose, David Burrus Jr., Keith Stidham, Kevin Crews, Bobby Crews, Gene Crews, Todd Montgomery, and Keith Crews. Memorials are suggested to Hospice East, Box 115, Winchester 40392.

 

K. Lucile Woodyard

K. Lucile Thompson Woodyard, 96, of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Mayfair Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 11, 1905, at Pinckard, where her parents, the late Nathaniel and Grace Newman Thompson, had a small grocery and where her father was a rural mail carrier. At age 16, her family moved to 134 Montgomery Avenue in Versailles.

A 1923 graduate of Versailles High School and a 1929 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a 4.0 standing, she had been a teacher at Versailles Elementary School. She attended summer school at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where she met her future husband, the late W. E. Woodyard. In Ohio, she raised her three children while she and her husband farmed. She returned to Versailles, to the same house on Montgomery Ave., in 1959, where she became the caregiver for her mother. In 1961, she began teaching at Mortonsville School and was a homebound teacher until her retirement. A member of the Versailles Baptist Church, she had been active in 4-H leadership and had maintained a quick intellect and love of University of Kentucky basketball, politics, and Kentucky history.

Survivors include three children, Mary Grace Spilman, Collegeville, Pa.; Katherine Kane, Lexington; a son, James N. Woodyard, Nocent, Texas; three grandchildren, Mark Spilman, Collegeville; Jared Woodyard and Jason Woodyard, both of Dallas, Texas; a stepgranddaughter, Esther Kane, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; and two great-granddaughters. A sister, Lenore, and a grandson, Jamie Spilman, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 4, 2001, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by Nancy Combs Morgan. Interment will be in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Charles Devine, Don Hackney, Larry Ragland, Tom Brown, Jarod Woodyard, and Mark Spilman. Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home.