Obituaries published Nov. 16, 2017

Published 10:17 am Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Powell S. Whitlock

Aug. 14, 1931 – Nov. 11, 2017

Powell Simmons Whitlock, 86, loving husband to Wilma Whitlock, passed away on Saturday. He was born on Aug. 14, 1931 in Green County, Ky. to Leslie and Winnie Whitlock. He founded Christ Community Church in 1974, and was retired from GE. He enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing in his pastime. He is survived by two daughters, Sheila Gay Whitlock (Thom) Gorham and Karen Whitlock (Kevin) Purdy; four grandchildren, LaDonna Gorham (Darrell) Roberts, Marissa Gorham, Gabrielle Purdy and Jesse Purdy; and great-grandson, Brooks Lee Roberts. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Whitlock. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Christ Community Church with Rev. Vernon Adams officiating. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. Betts & West Funeral Home is honored to serve the Whitlock Family. Online guestbook at at

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Joshua T. Hager

Dec. 12, 1983 – Nov. 13, 2017

Joshua Todd Hager, 33, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. He was the son of Debbie Parks Hager and the late Burch A. Hager. He was also the fiancé of Shay Blair. Josh was an avid outdoorsman who liked riding horses and any type of hunting; especially deer hunting  and coon hunting. He enjoyed working with wood, and attended Bethel Christian Church. Josh was super proud that he received his GED in May of 2017. He was a magnet for kids. He loved kids and they loved him. He enjoyed teaching them about hunting and other handyman craftsmanships. He especially loved spending time with his niece Savannah, nephew Tyler and his fiancé’s children, Shaylyn, Ethan, Stephen and Shana, as well as his sister’s children, Chelsea, Kealan and Adrianna.

Additional survivors include his sister, Misty LeMay (Jo) Hager; niece, Savannah Adkins; nephew, Tyler Murphy; Paternal Grandmother Mary Anna “Dandy” Hager; maternal grandparents Bobby and Ann Parks; aunts and uncles, Jan and Mike Hager, Donna and Johnny Hager and Teresa Walker. His cousins include Anna, Aaron, Aly, Willie, Vance, Vickie, Caleb, Tucker, Karen, Rachel, Deana, Chastity and Jeremy. Special friends are Jack and Patty Cooper.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his sister, Valerie Hager Adkins; aunt and uncle Terry and Brenda Hager; grandfather Bob Hager; cousins Hope and Michael Hager; and  special friend Nolie Blakeman.

Funeral services will be 11a.m. Friday at Betts & West with Bro. Bill Bales officiating. Pallbearers will be  Josh Teater; Adam White; Cam and Craig Ryan; Johnny, Mike, Vance and Aaron Hager; Jack Cooper; Tyler Murphy; Hershel and Joe Morris; Justin Harvey; Anthony Roe and Kevin Barnes. Honorary pallbearers will be Contessa Small; Ashley Tanner; Sheree Cunningham; Jan and Donna Hager; Helen “Red” Kouns and Kevin Corman.

Visitation will be 12-9 p.m. at Betts & West Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 16. Burial will be at the House Cemetery. Online guestbook at

Dorothy J. Peel

March 21, 1930  – Nov. 7, 2017

Dorothy J. Duncan, 87, passed away Nov. 7, 2017. Graveside service was held on Nov. 14, 2017 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Nicholasville.

Charles A. Reynolds

Feb. 23, 1944 – Nov. 9, 2017

Charles Allen Reynolds, 73, husband of Betty Floyd Reynolds, died Thursday. Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Betts & West Funeral Home, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. Monday.

Edward H. Peel

Dec. 11, 1921 – Nov. 9, 2017

Hager & Cundiff was honored to serve the family of Edward Peel, 95, widower of Edna and father of Franklin, Louis, and the late Nelson Peel.

Treffert Shewmaker

Nov. 2, 1935 – Nov. 13, 2017

Hager & Cundiff is honored to serve the family of Treffert Shewmaker, 82. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Thursday and  service at 2 p.m. Friday at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home.

Gary E. Bailey

Sept. 22, 1934 – Nov. 15, 2017

Gary Eldon Bailey, 83, of Wilmore, died Wednesday. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wilmore Free Methodist Church. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the church and from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church. Betts & West Funeral Home in charge. Online guestbook