William T. Bussey, Sr.

William T. “Bill” Tussey, Sr., CW4 U.S. Army Retired was born May 31, 1934, in Wayland.

William died on April 14, 2019, in Clermont, Fla.

William was preceded in death by his parents, Otis Rufus Bussey and Ora Lorene Sanford Bussey.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; his sons: William Thomas Bussey Jr. and James Howard Bussey; his daughter Bianca Malina Bussey-Rabenstein; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his adoring sister, Wonnell Bussey Godsey; three nieces: Cheryl Godsey Leslie, Linda Lorene Godsey and Nancy Godsey Baker.

William had a distinguished career in the U.S. Army, serving 30 years. He had two tours of duty in Vietnam and accomplished his goal of bringing all of his men home safely.

William will be laid to rest in the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on August 21.

Arrangements are under the direction of Brewer and Sons Funeral Home of Clermont, Fla.

This is a paid obituary.

Kenneth Gary


Kenneth Gary Burchett, 78, of Galion, Ohio, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019, at home. He had been in declining health.

Born March 10, 1941, in Auxier, Kentucky, he was the son of Lonnie and Myrtle (Baldrige) Burchett.  He married his high school sweetheart, Deanna (Wicker) Burchett on Nov.23, 1962, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Prestonsburg High School in 1959 and drove a truck for Four Sisters Meat Company in East Point for 14 years. He then worked for the former Galion Iron Works and Komatsu Dresser in Galion.  He was a former member of the David Baptist Church in David. Gary enjoyed fishing, spending time outdoors, racing and was devoted to his family.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by daughters, Karen (Damon) Schramek and Sandra Kaye (Thomas) Williams; sons, Gary M. Burchett, Kenneth R. Burchett and Stephen L. Burchett all of Galion; nine grandchildren: Matthew Burchett, Seth (Jennifer Davis) Williams, Samantha (Max Bays) Williams, Kayla Schramek, Alexandrea (Joe) Roque, Shelbie (Mason) Flohr, Tiffany (David Fairbairn) Burchett, Andrew Burchett and Corbin Kemle; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Phyllis (Barney) Walker and Bernadette (Norman) Conn all of Prestonsburg, and a sister-in-law, Carleen Burchett of East Point.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers: Bob Burchett, Ronald Burchett and Dennis G. Burchett and a sister, Loretta Blackburn.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 9, at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Association or the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Kenneth Gary Burchett, and condolences may be made to them at, SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

This is a paid obituary.

Evia Faye Curry

Evia Faye Curry, 90, of Dobson N.C., formerly of Wheelwright, died Friday, May 3, 2019.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 7, at Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, Bypro.

Burial followed in the Paul E. Curry Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home of Martin.

Floyd Douglas Davis

Floyd Douglas Davis, 67, died Friday, May 3, 2019.

Funeral services were held Sunday, May 5, at Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

Burial followed in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Prestonsburg.

David Campbell Lovely

David Campbell Lovely, 43, of Garrett, died Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Burial will follow in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin.

Jesse Lee Wright

Jesse Lee Wright, 89, was the son of Henry and Virginia, West Prestonsburg.  

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold, Vernon, and John.  He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; his children: Peggy Cowman, Jayne Miller, Jim and David; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, his brothers Gene (Jeanne) Wright and Ballard (Liz) Wright and his sister Cora (Bill) Hughes.

He graduated with the Class of 1949, Prestonsburg High School and also taught high school there.  Jesse was a proud U.S. Marine and served in the Korean War, graduated from the University of Kentucky, and was a dedicated U.K. Wildcat fan. 

He will be sorely missed by family and friends.

Arrangements are under the Fern Creek Funeral Home of Louisville.

This is a paid obituary.

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