Obituaries published in The Jessamine Journal 12.5.19

Published 10:29 am Thursday, December 5, 2019

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Alexander Milton Gray
Feb. 20, 1938 – Nov. 22, 2019
Alexander Milton Gray II was born in Elkins, West Virginia on 20 of February 1938. He was known as Alex or “Corky” by friends and family. Corky grew up in Fayetteville, West Virginia, attending Elementary and High school and helping run the family business, “Gray’s Market”.
He is a 1956 Graduate of Fayetteville High School. Preceded in death by his parents Alexander M. Gray Sr. and Margaret Summerfield Gray, and the love of his life, Patsy O’Dell Gray. He is survived by his three sons Frank E. Gray (and his wife Cecilia R. Gray); Steven G. Gray (and wife Gina D. Gray); and Brian P. Gray. He is also survived by his brothers Stewart “Skip” R. Gray (and wife Nancy Pat Gray) and Gregory M. Gray, sister-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” O’Dell Boley and brother-in-law James “Sam” Edward O’Dell (and wife Barbara J. O’Dell.)
He has three grandchildren: Kellye N. Gray, Alexandria C. Gray and Gavin E. Gray and one Great Grandchild Kailynn M. Johnson. 10 Nieces and Nephews. Stewart R. Gray Jr., Kimberly Ann Gray, Mark A. Gray, Kathryn Elizabeth Moran Rogers, Kenneth Ray Walker, Wayne A. Boley, Debbie Sue Pierce Thomas, Roger Dale Pierce, Kimberly E. O’Dell Toney, Jennifer R. O’Dell, and several Great Grand Nieces and Nephews. Betts & West Funeral Home is honored to have served Alex and the Gray family. Online guestbook

Linda Darlene Alcorn
Nov. 9, 1951 – Nov. 29, 2019
Linda Darlene Alcorn (Burgin) age 68, passed away on November 29, 2019 in Lexington Kentucky. She was born on November 9th, 1951, the daughter of the late Thomas Burgin and Mary Catherine Burgin, both of Nicholasville, KY. She was a nurse, mother, grandmother, wife, Minnesota Vikings fan, Nascar fan, oldest of eight children and caregiver to many animals that many wouldn’t have considered a lost cause.
Linda was a healer by nature and found great joy in caring for others, either her patients over the years or an ill litter of kittens her children brought home. Survivors are: Three sons; Eric (Kelly) Beck of Lexington, KY, Shane Thigpen of Georgetown and Joshua (Melissa) Rogers of Georgetown. Eight siblings; Barry Burgin, Tracy Burgin, Thomas Burgin, Lisa Burgin, Diana (Russell) Jones all of Nicholasville, David Burgin (Joyce) of Lakeland, Florida and Phyllis (Jack) Rainwater of Louisville. Four grandchildren; Ian, Illeona, Amitty, Ethan and Madison.
Services noon, Friday, Dec. 6 at Betts & West Funeral Home Nicholasville. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a contribution be made to your local Humane Society in her name. Online guestbook at

Donald Harold Sebastian
March 24, 1947 – Nov. 25, 2019
Donald “Donnie or Don” Harold Sebastian passed away at his home in Nicholasville, Ky on Monday, November 25, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife Rita Sebastian two daughters Kristen Sebastian Humphrey (Chad) of Elizabethtown, Vivian Johnson Dray (Thomas) of Paris, three sons Raleigh Johnson (Heather), Donnie Johnson and Billy Johnson all of Nicholasville. He leaves behind twelve grandchildren, Michael, Steven, Austin, Chancie, Riley, Bryce, Alex, Lexie, Keefry, Kelsey, Kait and Kyler. He is also survived by two sisters, Elburtie Sebastian Alexander (Paul) and Reba Sebastian Keebler both of Lancaster, one brother Tommy Sebasatian (Mary). He also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews and a very special friend Garland Denning. Donnie was born in Danville, Ky on March 24, 1947 to W.T. and Edna Mae (Preston) Sebastian, both of whom preceded him in death. He grew up in Garrard County and after graduating he served in the Vietnam War where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Marksmanship Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Purple Heart. He retired as a master plumber after running and owning a successful business with his brother in Nicholasville, Sebastian Brothers Plumbing. Funeral service will be held at Betts & West Funeral Home at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 with Jerry Browning officiating. Burial will follow in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 at the funeral home from 2 to 6 p.m. Casket bearers will be Gary Bourne, Jeffrey Bourne, Mason Bourne, Raleigh Johnson, Keefry Humphrey, Kyler Humphrey. Honorary bearers will be Billy Johnson, Donnie Johnson, Bryce Johnson, Riley Johnson, Chancie Johnson, Kelsey Humphrey, Kait Humphrey and Alex Lee. Online guestbook at

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Gladys Dovie Rhineheimer
Oct. 15, 1938 – Nov. 25, 2019
Gladys Dovie Rhineheimer, 81, funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at Betts and West Funeral Home. Visit 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Online guestbook at

Eugene Quincy Parr
Aug. 4, 1925 – Nov. 19, 2019
Eugene Quincy Parr, M.D., Visit. Nov. 23, Immanuel Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to noon with service at noon. Online guestbook at

Karen Mattingly-Goe
Sept. 27, 1974 – Nov. 24, 2019
Hager & Cundiff is privileged to serve the family of Karen Mattingly-Goe. Visitation noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 at Friends in Christ Community Church, 1391 Crenshaw Lane.

Clarence A. “Tom” Moores
June 24, 1932 – Nov. 27, 2019
Clarence A. “Tom” Moores, 87, husband of Mollie passed away Wednesday, services were held at noon Tuesday at Betts & West Funeral Home.