Obituaries published Oct. 12, 2017

Published 12:35 pm Thursday, October 12, 2017

Melvin L. Beasley

March 23, 1949 – Oct. 9, 2017

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Melvin Leroy Beasley Jr., 68, loving husband of Doris Darlene Goforth Beasley for 44 years, passed peacefully at VA Hospital on Oct. 9, 2017. He was born in Versailles, Ky. on March 23, 1949, the son of the late Melvin Leroy and Edna Louise Walker Beasley.

Melvin was a Sgt. in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam. He was also owner of B & B Bait and Tackle, past Volunteer Fire Fighter for the City of Nicholasville and Jessamine County Fire Department and a past Member of Truth and Faith Church of God. Additional survivors include his children, Debbie (Dwayne) Bates, Donna (Jeremy) Smith, Melvin (Denna) Howard, Lisa (John) Minke and Becky (Tim) Livesay; eighteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and three sisters, Bonnie (George) Burton, Jeanie (Harold) Falin and Joyce Haddix. He is preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at Betts & West Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny King officiating. Interment will be in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Bearers will be Dwayne Bates, Michael Bates, Tom Hager, Jeremy Smith, Jesse Smith, Melvin Howard, Danny Tankersley, Charlie Horn, Mike Gullette and Richie Horn. Honorary bearers will be grandchildren, great-grandchildren and B & B Bait and Tackle Shop friends. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Online guestbook at

Wesley Sheldahl

Dec. 29, 1969 – Oct. 10, 2017

Hager & Cundiff is honored to serve the family of Wesley Sheldahl. Visit 6-7 p.m. Thursday, funeral service 7p.m., funeral liturgy 9 a.m. Friday all at St. Athanasius.

Shannon L. Jennings

Jan. 14, 1939 – Oct. 7, 2017

Shannon Hardin Jennings, 78, wife of Norman, passed Saturday. Service at noon Friday at the Jessamine Christian Church. Visitation on Friday at 10 a.m. Betts & West in charge.