Obituaries published in The Jessamine Journal 11.14.17

Published 9:28 am Thursday, November 14, 2019

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Janice Marie Lear
May 15, 1942 – Nov. 4, 2019
Janice Marie Ogle Lear, 77, cherished wife of Robert Jewell Lear for 49 years, was welcomed to her heavenly home on Monday, November 4, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in on May 15, 1942, to the late Rev. Monroe and Audra Ogle. Jan was a member of Southland Christian Church and was retired from Psimer & Associates. She is survived by three daughters, Edna (Dennis) Spain, Cathryn Lear, and Linda Lear; siblings Linda (John) Echelbarger and Charlotte (Bob) Nulf; and Joy Boone who was like a daughter to her. She was preceded in death by a sister, Wilda Hawk. She was loved and cherished by all whose lives she touched. We look forward to the day we will be greeted again by her loving smile.
Services were 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Betts & West Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Bearers will be Rob Nulf, Brian Nulf, Todd Echelbarger, Dustin Echelbarger, Tony Porter, and Paul Coakley. In lieu of flowers, we request that you honor Mom’s memory by donating to the Ky. United Methodist Children’s Home in Nicholasville, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s research.

Frank Sims, Sr.
May 17, 1957 – Nov. 6, 2019
Frank Sims, Sr., 62, husband of Melody Tipton Sims, entered into eternal rest at his home on Wednesday Nov. 6, 2019. He was born May 17, 1957, in Lexington, KY to Byron Jr. and Barbara Bowman Sims. He was a key Account Executive at H T Hackney and US Army veteran and was known for his many jokes he loved to tell. He loved yard work and mowing the yard was a precision art to him! Spending time with his family grilling and cooking was what made him the happiest.
In addition to his wife Melody he will be fondly remembered by his children Kristin Nicole Caudell, husband Daniel, Ashley Brooke Durham, husband Kenny, Frank Stephen Sims, Jr., and step son Joseph Tipton, wife Jamie, grand children Devon Collins, Ashton Jacobs. Aubrie Caudell, Lula Caudell, Frankie Caudell, Carson Durham and step grandson CanonTipton, as well as brothers Hugh Byron Sims III, Sherman Peel and sister Lynn Jones, husband Sarge and best friend Don Perrin. He was preceded in death by his step mother Helen Sallee Sims, sister Cherice Sims Wiggs and brother Benji Sims.
A Remembrance Service was held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday Nov. 12, at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home. He was laid to rest in Camp Nelson National Cemetery with Military Honors. Honoring him as pallbearers were Kenny Durham, Devon Collins, Sherman Peel, Ashton Jacobs, Daniel Caudell, and Don Perrin. “When I come to the end of the road and my sun has set, remember the love we have shared, laugh at all the things we used to do.”
The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, and from 10 a.m. until the beginning of his service on Tuesday, Nov.12. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association. To sign Frank’s Guestbook, read about his life, and view his video Tribute, go to Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home values nothing more than the trust the Sims family has given to us to care for Frank.

Jerry Lee McDonald
March 17, 1957 – Oct. 19, 2019
Jerry Lee McDonald, 62, died Oct. 19, 2019. Gathering of Family & Friends was held Nov 2, 2019 at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing.

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Mary Jean Casey
July 17, 1924 – Nov. 7, 2019
Mary Jean Casey, 95, widow of L.D. Casey, services were 1 p.m. Tuesday at Betts & West Funeral Home with visitation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

David Allen Fogle
May 27, 1951 – Nov. 7, 2019
David Allen Fogle, 68 died Thursday, a service will be 2 p.m., Saturday at his home. Betts & West Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Rashawn Isaiah Jackson
Feb. 5, 1997 – Nov. 5, 2019
Rashawn Isaiah Jackson, 22, son of Essien Jackson and Celeste Breaden Jackson, died Tuesday. Services were noon, Monday at Betts & West Funeral Home.

Donald Ray Clark
Aug. 6, 1937 – Nov. 11, 2019
Donald Ray Clark, 82, services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at Betts & West Funeral Home, visitation 12 to 2 p.m.

Louis Jean Harper
Oct. 16, 1937 – Nov. 10, 2019
Louis Jean Harper, 82, passed away Nov. 10, 2019. Gathering 4 to 6 p.m., Nov. 15th at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing followed by a Celebration of Life.