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September 8, 2005

 

 

  Beasley

Bobby K. Beasley, 70, husband of Jo Ann Sims Beasley, died Sunday, Sept. 4 2005, at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore. The son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Beasley, he was a retired employee of IBM. He was a Kentucky Colonel, artist, engineer, and machinist, and served in the U.S. Air Force. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Ken Beasley, Versailles, Steve Beasley, Lawrenceburg, Barry Beasley, Versailles, and Larry Beasley, Lawrenceburg; seven grandsons, Steven Beasley, Lexington, Jared Beasley, Versailles, Kenny Beasley, Zach Beasley, Seth Beasley, Cannon Beasley, and Bobby Beasley, all of Lawrenceburg; two granddaughters, Shelley Beasley, Tennessee, and Whitney Beasley, Lawrenceburg; two great-granddaughters, August Beasley, Versailles, and Autumn Beasley, Lawrenceburg; two step-grandsons, JJ Reed and Matthew Hayes, Lawrenceburg; a step-granddaughter, Christa Hayes, Lawrenceburg; two brothers, Charles Beasley Jr. and Donald Ray Beasley, Lawrenceburg; and a sister, Judy Wilson, Versailles. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Wesley Noss. Interment will follow at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be his sons and grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to the New Hope Baptist Church, Tyrone Pike, Versailles, KY 40383, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 836 E. Euclid Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502.

 

Bradley

  Ruby K. Bradley, 89, of Versailles, widow of Whitney L. Bradley, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Born Feb. 23, 1916, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Silas and Salley Nichols. She was a homemaker and member of the First Assembly of God Church in Lexington.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth L. Bradley, Versailles, and David G. Bradley, Norfolk, Va.; three sisters, Dora Lucille King, Lexington, and Hazel Galet and Edith Crape, both of Florida; and three grandchildren. Five brothers, Melvin, Roy, James, Silas Jr., and William E. Nichols, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 3, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Carl King. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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Cox

  William "Bill" Cox, 71, of Midway, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at the Veterans Hospital in Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Bayard and Ressie Patterson Cox. He was a retired employee of Barrett’s Sewing Factory.

Survivors include three sisters, Corine Woolums, Versailles, Irene Woodward, Lexington, and Rosetta Rose, Haines City, Fla.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Casket bearers were Tommy Cox, Andy Devers III, Andy Devers IV, Mike Woodward, Donnie Woodward, and Johnny Popp.

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Dews

  Robert G. Dews, 79, of Merewood Drive, husband of Margaret Allison Dews, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at his home after a long illness.

Born Jan. 15, 1926, in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Robert Allen Dews and Florence Dews Gwill. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II. He retired from the Butternut Bread Company after 34 years of service and was also a bus driver for Woodford County Schools and received many awards for his 42 years of service.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert L. Dews, Moncks Corner, S.C., and John Michael Dews, Versailles; two daughters, Wanda Dotson and Helen Duncil, both of Versailles; a sister, Alice Catherine Weber, Frankfort; two brothers, Bill Dews, Frankfort, and Walter Lee Dews, Georgetown; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. A son, Joseph Lee Dews; three brothers, Leonard Dews, Everett Dews, and Dallas Dews; and a sister, Sue Weber, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Ray Coats. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Nicholas Beasley, Aaron Dews, Ryan Dews, Travis Dotson, Jimmy Atkins, and Bryan Willett. Honorary bearers were George Reynolds, Mark Lancaster, Ernest Duncil, Nick Hargrove, and Earl Weber.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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 House

  Roberta House, 88, of Midway, widow of Elwood House, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born Sept. 17, 1916, in Scott County, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Bertha Sharp Parker. She was a homemaker and member of Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Maxine Gilkison, Versailles; a son, Phillip House, Versailles; two sisters, Martha Southworth and Betty Vance; two brothers, Jimmy and Junior Baldwin; eight grandchildren, Debbie Hutchison, Dianne Head, Lynn Gilkison, Jim Gilkison, Elizabeth Waterfill, Lisa Padgett, Kevin House and Greg House; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A son, David House, is deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 2, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Jamie Broome. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Her grandchildren served as casket bearers. Honorary bearers were her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Contributions are suggested to the Midway Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 352, Midway, KY 40347, or the Midway Nursing Home Task Force.

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Newsome

  Eleanor Pentz Newsome, 92, of Stanford, widow of Delbert Newsome, died Thursday, Sept, 1, 2005, at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, Lexington.

Born in Nicholasville, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Marvin C. and Elizabeth Hoover Pentz. She was a homemaker, and a member of Harris Memorial Methodist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include two sons, Delbert Pentz Newsome, Stanford, and William Daniel Newsome, Versailles; two daughters, Elizabeth Kathryn Puckett, Gaffney, S.C., and Mary Margaret Gohmann, Louisville; and four grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Brian, and Michelle.

A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Sept. 3, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Nicholasville. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Logan Whitley Chapter, DAR, 6725 Knob Lick Pike, Stanford, KY, 40484.

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Nuckols

  Charles Nuckols Jr., 83, a noted Central Kentucky thoroughbred owner and breeder, widower of Louise Ewan Nuckols, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at the Nuckols Farm near Midway.

Born July 24, 1922, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Charles and Hetty Rogers Nuckols. He graduated from Bolles School, Jacksonville, Fla., where he was All-State in both basketball and football. He continued his education at the University of Kentucky for four years until drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. He fought at the Battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart. He was a Keeneland trustee, past president of the Thoroughbred Club of America, past president of Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, was the breeder of the 1992 Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem. He was a director of Community Trust Bank, Versailles, a member of the Keeneland Club, deacon of Midway Presbyterian Church, former member of the Idle Hour Country Club, a UK Fello,w and was on the original board of the Breeders' Cup.

Survivors include two daughters, Julia N. Offutt, Midway, and Hetty N. Gross, Lexington; two sons, Charles "Nucks" Nuckols III, Midway, and James Ewan Nuckols, Midway; eight grandchildren, Julia Offutt Cauthen, Charlie Nuckols IV, Susan Webb Offutt, Clay Gross Tappan, Mary Dunlap Nuckols, William Vincent Gross, Albert William Gross, and Thomas Hunter Nuckols; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Midway Presbyterian Church by the Rev. James Rucker. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Charlie Nuckols, Vincent Gross, Hunter Nuckols, Albert Gross, Alfred Nuckols Jr., and Hiram Nuckols Jr. W.R. Milward Mortuary, Broadway, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Midway Presbyterian Church, 103 N. Turner St., Midway, KY 40347, or the UK Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose St., Lexington, KY 40536.

 

Robinson

  William Record “Rec” Robinson, 77, of Lawrenceburg, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

A native of Anderson County, he was the son of the late Major L. and Tavie Cammack Robinson. He was a retired employee of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, a member of Ballard Baptist Church and Emulation Lodge 688 in Sharpsville.

Survivors include two daughters, Pam Robinson and Donna Rodgers, both of Lawrenceburg; two sons, Bill Robinson, Harrodsburg, and Mark Robinson, Versailles; the mother of his children, Norma Bowen Royalty, Lawrenceburg; and four grandchildren. A brother, Davis Robinson, is deceased.

Services were conducted Thursday, Sept. 1, at Gash Memorial Chapel by the Rev. James Harley. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ricky Stratton, Floyd B. Stratton, Jimmy Curtsinger, Jimmy Young, Johnny Ellis, and Willis Hays.

 

Stratton

  Thomas Eull Stratton, 67, of Lawrenceburg, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

A native of Anderson County, he was the son of the late Robert Bruce and Catherine Disponett Stratton. He was a mechanic and a member of the Lawrenceburg Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons, Tom Stratton, Kernersville, N.C, Ken Stratton, Weatherford, Texas, and Jeff Stratton, Crystal Springs, Miss.; two daughters, Sharon Tompkins, Clinton, Miss., and Alice Wilson, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Virginia Reed, Salvisa; his twin brother, J.B. Stratton, Versailles; and 12 grandchildren. Two brothers, Bobby and Buddy Stratton, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Burt Payden. Casket bearers were Johnnie Stratton, Gene Stratton, Doug Stratton, Bruce Stratton, Jeff Boyles, Larry Reed, and Lee Steelman.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care Center, c/o St. Joseph Hospital, 1 St. Joseph Drive, Lexington, KY 40505.

 

Wight

  Kenneth A. Wight, 83, of Lower Clifton Road, widower of Margaret Burris Wight, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at Thomson Hood V.A. Medical Center in Wilmore.

Born in Berlin, N.H., he was the son of the late Arthur A. and Margaret Hershey Wight. He served in the U.S. Navy and later retired from IBM as an operator.

Survivors include two daughters, Sue Gentry, Versailles, and Shelly Morrow, Frankfort; two sons, James Wight, Shepardsville, and Mike Wight, Lexington; a sister, Barbara Wentworth, Maine; a brother, Artie Wight, Maine; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Sunset Memorial Gardens by Wade Miller. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Thomson-Hood Veterans Medical Center, 101 Veterans Drive, Wilmore, KY 40390.

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