The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


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June 8, 2000 issue

Randle S. Bush

Randle Sylvester Bush, of East Stephens Street, Midway, husband of Anna Bell Mulder Bush, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, just six days short of his 72nd birthday.

Born in Woodford County on June 5, 1928, he was the son of the late Scottie and Jennie Farris Bush. He was a veteran of World War II; was a retired horseman, having worked at Parrish Hill Farm, Midway, and was a member of the Second Christian Church, Midway.

In addition to his wife of 48 years, he is survived by nine children, Kenneth Bush, South Dakota; the Rev. Randle W. Bush, Nicholasville; Vanessa Hale, Versailles; Lottie Neal, Lexington; Charles Bush, Dallas, Texas; Norman "Bush Doctor" Bush, Larry Bush, Marilyn Bush, and Melvin Bush, all of Midway; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two nephews.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Second Christian Church by the Rev. Sharon Fields. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Second Christian Church, Midway, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County chapter.



Joseph M. Crowdus

Joseph McKinley Crowdus, 59, of Frankfort, formerly of Lebanon, the father of Woodford County Police Officer Mark Crowdus, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at his residence.

He is also survived by three other sons, Joseph M. Jr., Allen G., and Michael J. Crowdus; a brother, and four grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the Campbell-DeWitt Funeral Home, Lebanon. Burial was in Star Bethel Cemetery at Riley.



Melvin L. Eades Sr.

Melvin L. Eades Sr., 81, of Nicholasville, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

A native of Fayette County, he was the son of the late James Eades and Lillie Clemons Eades. He was a member of Boones Creek Baptist Church; was a U. S. Army veteran, and a retired employee of the Lexington Bluegrass Army Depot.

Mr. Eades is survived by two sons, Melvin Lee Eades Jr., Versailles, and Randall C. Eades, Lexington; two grandsons, Tommy Eades, Dacula, Ga., and Kevin Eades, Woodford County; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Greenup, Lexington, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, in the Athens Cemetery, Fayette County, by the Rev. Don Embry. The Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to a charity of one's choice.


Eula R. McIlvain

Eula Rose McIlvain, 84, of Darby Square Nursing Home, Lexington, formerly of 501 Beech Street, Versailles, widow of Richard Clay McIlvain, died Monday, June 5, 2000, in Lexington.

Born in Nicholas County, she was a daughter of the late William Albert and Rosa Isabelle Wilson Sapp and was a member of the Concord Christian Church in Nicholas County, which was destroyed by a storm in 1973.

Mrs. McIlvain is survived by three children, Violet Sue Massey, Keswick, Va.; Rose Alice McIlvain, Versailles, and Terry Lee McIlvain, Baldwinsville, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Richard Clay McIlvain II, Baldwinsville; Nathan Ray Upchurch, Frankfort; Donn Krichele Massey Prestarri, Olathe, Kansas; Leon Dale Massey, Atlantic Beach, N. C.; and a great-grandchild. A son, Norman Ray McIlvain, and a granddaughter, Kimberly Shan Massey, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. Don Massey. Committal services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, June 8, in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel, Woodford County, also by the Rev. Don Massey. Entombment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.



Savannah R. Peavler

Savannah Rose Peavler, 8-1/2 months, daughter of Jamie Lynn and Rhonda Collier Peavler of 220 Macey Avenue, Versailles, died Sunday, June 4, 2000.

The infant was pronounced dead at the University of Kentucky A. B. Chandler Medical Center Hospital in Lexington, where she was taken after being found unresponsive in bed around 7:30 p.m. The Fayette County coroner's office said the death was caused by positional asphyxiation.

In addition to her parents, Savannah Rose is survived by two brothers, Steven Peavler and Montana Peavler; her paternal grandmother, Susie Riley, and grandfather Jerry, Versailles; her grandfather, Randall Peavler, Lexington; her maternal grandfather, Ron Collier, and grandmother Colene, Versailles; her maternal grandmother, Vanesca Harney, and grandfather David, Versailles; her paternal great-grandparents, Ted and Katherine Stivers, Versailles, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Her maternal grandmother Sylvia Collier died in 1977.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. David McCracken. Interment was in the Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington.