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Bobby Jo “Mommie Jo” Burton, 83, of Lexington, widow of Veldon Burton, passed away Tuesday at her home.  A native of London, KY, she was born November 26, 1931, to the late Ester Lee and Nanny Reams Cain.  She was a retired RN for Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of Who’s Who in Kentucky, and a lifelong member of the Broadway Christian Church.  Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Garrett (Jackie) Burton of Lexington, two daughters and son-n-law, Cherie Kemper Lykins of Lexington, and Nanci (Jeff) Jervis of Lexington, sister, Betty Wallace of Sturgis, KY, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Cain.  Funeral services will be Monday, March 2, at 12:30 p.m. at the Kerr Bros Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, with Craig Yates presiding.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5p-7p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., Winchester. 



James “Jimmy” A. Bradley, 50, of Clark County, passed away Monday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  A native of Winchester, he was born December 22, 1964, to the late William “Bill” and Aleen Smyth Bradley.  Survivors include one son, Zachary Bradley and one daughter, Peyton Bradley both of Lexington, two cousins, Jeff (Kimberly) Smyth of Clark County, and Bobby Crowe of Winchester.  Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 5p-7p at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.  



Rev. James Roy Salley Jr., 49, of Winchester, died in the arms of his wife of 11 years, Kathlyn Mullins Salley, Monday at their home.  A native of Clark County, he was born June 6, 1965, to Ruby Miller Salley of Winchester and the late James Roy Salley Sr.  He was a former Pastor at the Liberty Pentecostal Church, a youth minister at the Lighthouse World Outreach Center, member and Elder at the Oasis Foursquare Pentecostal Church in Winchester, and a 1983 George Rogers Clark graduate.  Other survivors include Junior’s pride and joy, his two daughters, Dami Anne Mullins and Kaytlin Marie Booth, father-in-law, David Mullins, brother, Danny Salley, sister, Lisa Whisman, brother, Harold “Tiger” (Susan) Salley, many treasured nieces and nephews, a multitude of spiritual children, brothers, and sisters, and his wife’s extended family.  He was preceded in death by his father and his mother-in-law, Rose Mullins.  Memorial services will be Thursday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lighthouse World Outreach Center, 127 E. Hickman Street, Winchester, with Pastor Renny Ross and Pastor Ryan Dotson presiding. 


Randall “Randy” Ray Poynter, 57, of Florida, formerly of Winchester, passed away Tuesday, February 10, at the Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, FL.  A native of Cincinnati, OH, he was born August 14, 1957, to the late Raymond Poynter and Frances Tolson Poynter Wolfe (step-father, James M. Wolfe).  Randy was a retired electrician.  Survivors include three brothers, Donald, Ronald, and Richard Poynter, nephews and nieces, Ronald W. Poynter, II, Charles T. Poynter, Bryan G. Poynter, Sondra P. Sparks, Carrie P. Smith, Stephanie P. Wolverton, and Christy N. Poynter, 9 great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 18th, at 1:30 p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Rev. James McIntosh presiding.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11am until the hour of services.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. 


Ollie Magalene “Mattie” Byrd, 62, of Winchester, passed away Monday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  A native of Clark County, Mattie was born November 23, 1952, to the late Clarence W. Byrd and mother, Mary Gullette Byrd, who survives in Winchester. She was a volunteer at the Court House and retired employee from Trane Co.  Other survivors include her son, Shane (Jeannie) Byrd, of Fort Dix, New Jersey, sister, Mary Lou Byrd, brother, Thomas (Judy) Byrd, two grandchildren, Tyler and Emily Byrd, nieces, Kim Byrd, Tonya (Scott) Dawson, and nephew, Robert Byrd. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 19th, at 1pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street, with Rev. Tim Christopher and Rev. Scott Pena presiding. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11am until the hour of services at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Log Lick Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Scott Dawson, Hunter Dawson, Danny Harris, Timmy Abney, Timothy Fraley, and Thomas Byrd.  


Barbara Lou Oliver Bellamy, 80, of Winchester, went to meet her heavenly Father and her beloved husband, Russell Bellamy, on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at 1:10 p.m., at her home in Winchester, surrounded by her family.  A native of Clark County, Barbara was the daughter of William Everett and Grace Phillips Oliver. She attended St. Agatha Academy and graduated from Winchester High School in 1952.  While she was a senior, she started her office training by working in the superintendent’s office and working as secretary to the principal after graduation.  From 1956 to 1961 she worked at East Kentucky Power Cooperative, followed by working at Nathan’s Mens Store.  She became secretary/treasurer at First Presbyterian Church in 1962.  She worked there for 18 years, retiring in 1980.  Barbara was a lifelong member of Belmont Church of Christ and served in various capacities for her church.  She helped research and type the Oliver family geneology and loved traveling, reading and U.K. basketball.  Barbara is survived by her second cousin, Doug (Carol Anne) Oliver.  Her father, Everett, and Doug’s grandfather, Carl Dillard Oliver, were brothers and descendants of Richard Oliver, one of the first families of Clark County and a Virginia Revolutionary War Soldier.  Other survivors include Alissa Oliver (David) Ayres, Ainsley and Cambren Ayres, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky; Amy Oliver, Ryan and Houston Goodman and various Oliver cousins.  Bellamy family survivors include four sisters-in-law, Phyllis (Ed) Rogers, Hoyt Bellamy, both of Stanton, Elnora (Gene) Howell, Clay City, and Betty Bellamy of Lexington, brothers-in-law, Orville (Brenda) Bellamy, Mineral Wells, Texas, Gordon (Darlene) Bellamy, Clay City, Carlie (Linda) Bellamy of Mt. Sterling, and Harry (Jeannie) Bellamy, Huntsville, Alabama.  There are many surviving nieces and nephews.  Barbara was preceded in death by husband, Russell Bellamy, and siblings, Madeline, Cecil, Morgan, Dennis, and Kenneth Bellamy.  Pallbearers will be Bobby Ballard, Jeffrey Bellamy, David Bellamy, Dean Rogers, Jim Lunsford, Stephen Howell, and John Nobles.  Honorary:  Gene Howell, Ed Rogers, Officers of the Belmont Church of Christ (Buddy Haggard, Cecil Garrett, Paul Baber), friends, Evelyn Palmer, Kathleen Linville, Ruby McIntosh, Velma Miller, caregivers, Patsy and Dwight Smith, Vicki Walling, Betty Brooks, and Tammy Crowe.  Funeral services will be Friday, February 20, at 1pm at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., with Rev. Sam Marsh and Dr. Ed Mesta presiding.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 11am until the hour of services at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery following the services.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.


Charlie Allen Birch, 90, of Winchester, husband for 46 years to Lucille Wilson Birch, passed away Wednesday, February 18 at the Clark Regional Medical Center.  A native of Powell County, he was born March 29, 1924, to the late Lonnie and Letha Allen Birch.  He was a United States Army veteran, member of Christview Christian Church, retired farmer, and he retired from the Bluegrass Army Depot.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth “Buddy” Allen (Abby) Birch of Somerset, Danny Dale (Susan) Birch of Winchester, two step-sons, Doug (Linda) Christopher of Winchester, and Randall (Joyce) Christopher of Irvine, one sister, Hazel Flippo, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be Monday, February 23 at 2 p.m. at the Winchester Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  


Thomas Robert Gormley Jr., 61, of Winchester, beloved husband of Jennifer Kief Gormley, passed away February 16, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  A native of Lima, OH, he was born April 27, 1953, to the late Thomas Robert Gormley Sr., and Jane Kutchback Gormley.  Thomas was a member of the Christian faith, a United States Navy Vietnam War Veteran, a graduate from the University of Cincinnati, and the President and CEO of Hurst Office Suppliers. He was instrumental on a number of boards but his greatest passion was for Independent Stationers. He grew many dear friendships while serving over a 20 year period.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Meghan (Chad) Leeds , son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Robert (Bevin) Gormley III, daughter, Elizabeth Jane Gormley, granddaughter, Addisson, sister, Vicki Gormley, brother-in-law, Fred Mussman, sister, Patricia Sarver, brother and sister-in-law, Lane (Gretchen) Gormley, and brother and sister-in-law, Kenn (Judy) Gormley.  Memorial services will be Monday, February 23, at 12 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 24 E. Hickman St., Winchester, with Rev. Jerry Johns presiding.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.  Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Robert “TR” Gormley III, Chad Leeds, Craig Bartholomew, Jeffrey S. Browning, James Fluty II, Robert Fraraccio, Richard Reece Glenn Jr., Kenn Gormley, Lane Gormley, Charles L. Harman III, Herbert W. Kief, William G. Kief, Joseph Lanham, “Buster” Miller, Fred Mussman, Bruce Radcliffe, M. Alex Rowady II, David Service, and Marvin Thorn.  Contributions may be made to the Clark County Homeless Coalition, the Thomas R. Gormley Veteran Fund, P.O. Box 4692, Winchester, KY 40392.


Cecilia Platt Williams, 81, of Lexington, wife of Jerry M. Williams, passed away on February 16, 2015 in Lexington, KY.  Born January 15, 1934 in Harrison County Kentucky she was the daughter of the late Cecil M. and Bessie W. Platt and Addie Mastin Platt.  Cecilia graduated from Henry Clay High School, she was a charter member of Southern Acres Christian Church, she worked under the Director of the Student Center at the University of Kentucky for over 30 years, and she attended Cincinnati Bible College where she met her husband of 62 years, Jerry; other survivors include her children Barry(Kori) Williams of Lexington, Sheree Williams (Tyler White) of Lexington; grandchildren Ashley, Brittany, and Carly Playforth; great grandchildren Savannah Playforth and Zoey Playforth.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 21, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street, Winchester.  A private entombment will take place at the Lexington Cemetery. The family would like to convey special thanks to her extended family at the Lexington Country Place. Contributions may be made to the Lexington Area Parkinson’s Support Group, PO Box 4424, Lexington KY  40544. 

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