Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
March 15, 1914 - Aug. 8, 2006
Forrest Wendell Brooks Sr., 92, widower of Evelyn Cook Brooks of Harrodsburg Road in Nicholasville, died Aug. 8 after a brief illness.
He was a member of the Nicholasville Christian Church. He was born March 15, 1914, in Jessamine County to James Lee Brooks and Charlotte Lawson Brooks. He farmed in Harrison County and returned to Jessamine County when he was 19 to continue a lifetime of farming.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Mary Lee and Tom Parrott of Brevard County, Fla., and Charlotte and Dwight Blakeman of Jessamine County; four grandchildren, Matthew Blakeman, Courtney Collier, Jennifer Brooks and Jessica Roberts; two great-grandchildren, Austin and Kyle Roberts; a sister, Ann Brooks Michael of Florida; and cousins, Margaret Willis Baugh, Howard Marshall and Jeanette Elliott.
He was preceded in death by a son, Forrest Wendell Brooks Jr. and a twin sister, Florence Jessamine Shadd. Services will be 11 a.m. on Friday at Betts & West Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Porterfield officiating. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday.
Burial will be at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.
Bearers will be Dwight Blakeman, Tom Parrott, Matthew Blakeman, Charles Collier, Terry Lunsford and Donnie Goodlett.
Honorary bearers will be Howard Downing, Howard Marshall, L.C. Lee and Billy June Warner.
Contributions are suggested to the Nicholasville Christian Church.
June 29, 1960 - Aug. 7, 2006
Pearletta Turner, 46, of Centre Parkway, died Monday, Aug. 7, at the Tampa General Hospital.
A native of Hazard, Ky., she was born June 29, 1960, to Pauline Russell and the late Lester Turner. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles movies and travel.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Sonnie Nicole Gilbert, and her father, Jerry Taylor; a sister, Charlotte Adkins of Lexington; brothers Lester Turner Jr. and his wife, Patty, of Nicholasville, Mike Turner and his wife, Nancy, Sonny Turner and his wife Tina, John Turner and his wife, Linda, all of Lexington; three grandchildren, Joshua Turner, Lorenza and Justiss Gilbert; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jessica Leigh Taylor, a sister Billie J. Ellison, brother Anthony Scott, and brother in law Verlin "Bud" Adkins.
Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home, with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10.
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July 29, 1909 - Aug. 2, 2006
Leoma House, 97, widow of Delmas House, formerly of Pollard Road, died Aug. 2, after a lengthy illness.
She was a member of Elm Fork Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Delton House of Nicholasville; two grandchildren, Randall House and Glenda McDonald; five grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, at Betts & West Funeral Home with Chaplain John Rudd. Burial was at House Cemetery.
Bearers were Randall House, Joan House, Jessie Back, Jacob Sallee, Chad Green and Terry Cuzick.
Honorary bearers were Jennifer House and Bill Bowman.
Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.
May 22, 1928 - Aug. 3, 2006
Charles Edward Thompson Sr., 78 of Thomson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, died Aug. 3.
He was born May 22, 1928, in Louisville, Ky., to the late Charles and Belle Franklin Thompson. He was a retired Army veteran serving in World War II and Korea, a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the VFW. Survivors are a son, Charles Edward "Skipper" Thompson Jr. and his wife, Vickie; two sisters; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other family members and friends.
Services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at Betts & West Funeral Home with Pastor Eddie Johnson officiating and burial following at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
March 27, 1944 - Aug. 7, 2006
Oscar Miles, 62, husband of Karen Graff Miles, died Monday, Aug. 7, at St. Joseph Hospital, due to complications from surgery.