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July 25, 2013



Lucille Fischer Bryson, 99, of Lexington, widow of Horace W. Bryson, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles.

She was the daughter of the late Fred and Helen Dawson Fischer. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and was a retired deputy clerk for the Lexington - Fayette Urban County Government.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A sister and three brothers are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, July 25, at Milward Southland, Lexington. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will also be Thursday at the funeral home beginning at 12 p.m.

Contributions are suggested to the Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

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Gladys Baber Chism, 87, of Versailles, widow of Howard Chism, died Friday, July 19, 2013, following a brief illness.

She was born to the late Asa and Anna Baber in Clark County. She was a charter member of Woodford Community Christian Church, where she served in many areas over the years. With her late husband, she was the former owner and operator of Convenient Food Stores in Versailles, Lawrenceburg and Harrodsburg.

Survivors include five children, Paula (Gary) Cardwell, Ann Allison, Yvonne Carter, Ginny (Dennie) Burton, and Jimmy (Rhonda) Chism; 12 grandchildren, David (Alicia) Cardwell, Lynn Cardwell, Jason (Christan) Allison, Angie Disponette, Brad (Stacey) Carter, Karen (George) Murphy, Kelly Burton, Krissy Burton, Michael Burton, Lori Buffin, Drew and Daniel Chism; 15 great-grandchildren, Brandon, James, Katelyn and Rebekah Cardwell, Maddy and Macy Allison, Kevin Booth, Shelby and Lily Carter, Alyssa Burton Rachel and Jason Murphy, Laken and Sean Webster and Emily Buffin; 4 great-great-grandchildren, Joselyn, Jaya and Jenna Cardwell and Klarissa Jines; two sisters, Bessie Wilson, Shelbyville, and Evelyn Palmer, Winchester; and a brother, Glenn Baber, Louisiana. A son-in-law, Jim Allison; a grandson, Eric Allison; a granddaughter, Kimberly Burton; and two great-granddaughters, Sara Lynn and Sydney Marie Cardwell, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 23, at Woodford Community Christian Church by Randy Nation, Gary Black, and Jason Allison. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Woodford Community Christian Church or Terra Nova Community Church, 174 Tar Hill, Delaware, OH.

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Henry C. Tindall, 77, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Marlene Fint Tindall, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington.

The son of the late James Henry and Opal Adorine Riley Tindall, he lived most of his life in Tyrone on the Anderson-Woodford County line. He was an industrial electrician with Rand McNally for 22 years. He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps for 10 years and in the U.S. Army Reserves for 12 years. During his service, he spent time in the Philippines, India, Japan, Germany, and the U.S. He enjoyed flying and held a private aviation license.

In addition to his wife of almost 57 years, he is survived by four children, Adrian Wayde Tindall (Gayle S.), Lake Wales, Fla., Randy Beasley (Johnny), Tyrone, James Robert Tindall (Susan), Tyrone, and Sherri Rose Roseberry, Harrodsburg; four grandchildren, Stacy Lee Brown, Lisa Nicole Beasley, Taylor Wayde Tindall, and Mathew Aaron Roseberry; two great-granddaughters, Odessa Nicole Lilly and Abigayle Faith Witten; a sister, Rose Postel of North Carolina; and a nephew, Henry Postel of North Carolina. A daughter, Tina Delores Tindall, and a brother, William Ezra Tindall, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 20, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, by Bro. Mark Webb. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Tyrone Baptist Church.



Bobby "Bob" Joseph, 75, of Versailles, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at the VA Medical Center, Leestown Road, Lexington.

Born in Stanton, he was the son of the late Elihue and Oma Comb Joseph. He was a plumber and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. During a period in the 1960s, he served as chief of the Versailles Police Department.

Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Joseph (Marcia), Simpsonville, and Robin Joseph (Phillip), Versailles; two sisters, June (Earl) Willoughby and Florence Neal, both of Versailles; and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers, Leslie "Gene" Joseph, Arthur Joseph, and Carl Abbott, and a sister, Mary McCauley, are deceased.

A gathering of family and friends was held Tuesday, July 23, at the Clark Legacy Center, 3000 Versailles Road, Frankfort.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Second Floor Hospice Unit, 1101 Veterans Drive, Lexington, KY 40502-2236.

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