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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.