Vanessa “Niecy” Bush Hale, 61, wife of Edward Hale, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. Born Feb. 27, 1954, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Randle and Anna Bell Mulder Bush. She was a retired employee of the Fayette County School Systems and a member of Faithway Church at Zions Hill. In addition to her husband, she is survived by adaughter, Shanessa Littrell, Versailles; a son, Byron Nutter, Atlanta, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Shekina Hale, Lexington; a stepson, Edward Hale Jr., Lexington; two sisters, Lottie Bush Neal, Lexington, and Marilyn Bush-Morris, Midway; six brothers, Kenneth Bush, South Dakota, Randle Bush, Lexington, Chris Charles, Texas, Norman Bush, Midway, Larry Bush, Midway, and Melvin Bush, Midway; 10 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Faithway Church at Zions Hil by the Rev. Chester Palmer. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Randy Bush, Traee Bush, Rob Neal, Steven Wilson, Earl Littrell, and Brad Jones. Honorary bearers were Kenny Bush, Aaron Hamilton, and Henry Morris. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed at www.clarklegacycenter.com.