The following obituaries were received on Friday –
Ethel G. Graves – Bedford
Ethel G. Graves, 97, of Bedford, died at 6:17 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 201, at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born February 3, 1914, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of James W. and Laura E. (Doane) Blevins.
She married Arlie B. Graves on June 17, 1937 and he preceded her in death on July 11, 1979.
She was a homemaker and retired from S.S. Kresge’s and K-Mart stores after 35 years of service. She taught the primary Sunday school class as a teenager at Spice Valley Baptist Church for several years.
After her marriage, she taught the primary Sunday school class at the First Church of God for 25 years and was a member of the Women of the Church of God where she served as membership enlistments. She was a volunteer for the Bedford Regional Medical Center Auxiliary where she served 2,000 plus hours.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Peyton, of Bedford; a son, David N. Graves and his wife, Carolyn, of Bedford; two grandsons, Thomas D. Graves and wife, Shannon, Jared Graves and wife Kristi; two granddaughters Betsy Fields, Ronda Peyton and companion, John; seven great grandchildren, Colby and Kendall Graves, Elizabeth and Meghan Anderson, Autumn Ray and husband, Gary, Jack and Benjamin Graves; four great-great grandchildren, Taylor Flynn, Peyton Flynn, McCall Ray and Maddox Ray; nephews, Eugene Atchison, Ralph Pridemore and Jack Blevins; a niece, Erma Pemberton; great nephews, Steve and Scott Blevins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers and six sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 10th at the First Church of God in Bedford with Pastor Travis Inman officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 9th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, September 10th at the church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Ethel at www.daycarter.com.
Lawrence M. Brasseur – Bedford
Lawrence M. Brasseur, 73, of Bedford, died Thursday September 8, 2011, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.
Born January, 1, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of Leon and Frances (Wang) Brasseur. Lawrence worked as a janitor.
Friends may call Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 10a.m. to 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetary. Contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of Lawrence M. Brasseur.
Mary J. Smith – Bedford
Mary J. Smith 90, of Bedford, died at 2:35 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2011 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.
Born November 1, 1920, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Oscar K. And Elizabeth (Rich) Anderson. She married Charles E. Smith on May 25, 1941 and he preceded her in death on July 1, 2003.
She was a homemaker and Sunday school teacher for 15 years. She was the oldest original member of the Englewood Baptist Church joining in 1933.
Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Reuter and husband, Lyle, of Bedford; a granddaughter, Julie Reuter, of Bedford; a great grandson, Kyle R. Ollis, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, six brothers, Arthur, Kenneth, Richard, Edward, Wayne and Harry Anderson; one sister, Clara (Anderson) Bartly.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m.on Monday, September 12th at Englewood Baptist Church with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2 p.m.to 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 11th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mary at www.daycarter.com.
Ula Mae Galloway – Bedford
Ula Mae Galloway, 81, of Bedford, passed away at 2:54 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.
Born April 20, 1930 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harry M. and Glydas E. (Spinks) Walker. She married James H. Galloway on September 6, 1948 and he preceded her in death on March 5, 2002. She retired in 1996 from Visteon of Bedford and worked as a medical assistant for 25 years at Edgewood Clinic with Dr. Richard Hawkins, Dr. George Sorrells and Dr.’s Mike and Jean Kenrick.
Survivors include two sons, Anthony J. Galloway and Timothy H. Gallowya (Marlene J.) all of Bedford; one daughter, Jamie E. Turner of Atlanta, Ga; two grandsons, Christopher W. Galloway (Julie) of McCordsville, In. and Travis C. Turner of Chicago, Il.; one granddaughter, Carly E. Turner of Atlanta, Gs. and one sister, Joyce Ann Campbell (Steve) of Worthington, In. and sevral other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, Doyle W. Walker and one sister, Helen Marie (Walker) Robling.
Early in life she attended Avoca and Gullets Creek Baptist Churches and became a member of First Baptist Church of Bedford on March 29, 1964 where she remained. Recently she had attended Community Baptist Fellowship. She was a member of the Ladies American Legion Auxiliary, the B.P.O. Elk Lodge, The Otis Park Ladies Golf Association and a member of Phi Beta Sorority since 1960 raising funds for cancer research. She was also an active volunteer in the community with many church outings, the Dunn “Pink Ladies”, the VA in transporting patients and the American Red Cross as a blood donor. She enjoyed playing golf, was an avid reader, loved music, antiques and antiquing, flower gardening, attending social gatherings and spending time with her family and many friends. She was most proud of her grandchildren and the fact her three children (Tim, Jamie, Tony) had all graduated from college.
A memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reverend Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. A private burial will be in the Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m.until the hour of service on Friday, September 16th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the local chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority and the local Veterans Affair Agency. Family and friends are invited to sign the gust book and light a candle in memory of Ula Mae at www.daycarter.com.