Mildred Frances Alcorn Bunch, 73, wife of Clyde Newton Bunch, died Thursday, Sept. 15. Mildred was born Jan. 25, 1938, in Jessamine County to the late Garrett and Vela Dorris Morrow Alcorn. She was a member of Wilmore Free Methodist Church and was baptized in 1956 at Wesley Chapel Church. She was very involved in school and community activities and was the first woman elected to hold a public office in Jessamine County, serving as a county magistrate. Mrs. Bunch had served as president of the Democratic Women’s Club, president of the Jessamine Historical Society, was on the High Bridge Park Committee, the 1998 Jessamine bicentennial-celebration committee and Jessamine County Concerned Citizens. Her employment included the Jessamine County Clerk’s Office and the Jessamine Times.
Additional survivors include daughters, Donna and husband Barry Miller, Suedell and husband George Freitas Lathrem, Barbara and husband Robert Cooper, Brenda and husband Dean Geary, and Sandra and husband Mark Horton; grandchildren Timothy and wife Melanie Cooper, Brandon Cooper, Samuel and Andrew Lathrem, Kristen and Grant Miller, Garrett and Matthew Woods, and Tyler Horton; great-grandchildren Maranda Spickard, Dustin Cooper, Kiera Bradley, Starcia Fraley and Max Webster; a niece, Frances Felden; and a nephew, Carl Puckett. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Renda Ann Puckett and her husband Carl. Services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Betts & West Funeral Home with Bro. Leonard Fitch officiating. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Her grandchildren served as bearers. Donations are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass. www.BettsandWest