Obituaries published in the Jessamine Journal 12.6.18

Published 12:09 pm Thursday, December 6, 2018

Jo Ann Fraley

Oct. 28, 1935 – Dec. 4, 2018

Jo Ann Fraley, 83, widow of Leondes L. Fraley, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born on Oct. 28, 1935 in Louisa, Kentucky to the late Charles Harvey and Hazel Lyon Johns. Survivors include two daughters, Teresa G. (Ben) Doyle and Sherry L. (Jim) Heston, three grandchildren, Tiffany A. Jackson, William F. Harris, Jr. and Andy R. Heston, two great grandchildren, Kaila A. Jackson, Payton L. Jackson and Olly J. Heston and two great-great grandchildren, Ava Marie Johnson and Elijah D. Johnson. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Friday at Betts & West Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Buford officiating. Visitation will be 11 a.m., Friday until time of service at the funeral home. Graveside services will be 1 p.m., Saturday at the Sturgill Cemetery in Martha, Kentucky. Donations are suggested to Bluegrass Care Navigators, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40504-3229. Online guestbook at

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Velma Wylie Beatty

Aug. 15, 1930 – Dec. 2, 2018

Velma Wylie Beatty, 88 widow of James (BI) Beatty, died De. 2, 2018.  She was the daughter of the late Ethel Hay and Henry Wylie.  She retired from ARH.  She was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Gardenside Baptist Church.  Survivors include son, Gary (Barbara) Beatty, daughter, Karen Beatty (Billy Treadway); grandsons, Jathan Laney, Stephen, Eric, and Alan Beatty; one brother, Bernard (Janis) Wylie, special cousin, Denton Willis, and her sweet nieces and nephews.  She was pre-deceased by grandson, Aubrey Laney and brothers, Glendell Wylie and Bobby Wylie.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Nash officiating. Burial will be in Georgetown Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers, Jathan Laney, Stephen Beatty, Eric Beatty, Alan Beatty, Pete Wylie, and Jerry Wylie.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association (  Special thanks to Bluegrass Care Navigators, Best Friends, and Carla Guthrie.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Karen Lowry Thomas

March 26, 1964 – Dec. 4,2018

Hager & Cundiff is honored to provide services for Karen Lowry Thomas, 54. Visit 11a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, service at 3 p.m. Friday, Southland Christian Church. Sign online Guestbook.

Robert James Ash

Dec. 13, 1927 – Nov. 30, 2018

Robert James Ash, 90, husband of Ida, services 1 p.m., Today at St. Luke Catholic Church. Betts & West Funeral Home conducted the services. 

Charles Edward Burnside

May 6, 1932 – Nov. 29, 2018

Charles Edward Burnside, 86, husband of Marilyn, died Thursday. Services were 11 a.m., Monday, Parksville Baptist Church, Danville. Betts & West Funeral Home was in charge of services.