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James Thomas Brannock

James Thomas "J.T." Brannock, 85, widower of Eunice McDaniel Brannock, died on Friday, June 20, 2014 at his home. He was born in Bourbon County on Sept. 22, 1928 son of the late George Bell and Mary Thom Dailey Brannock. In addition to being a retired farmer, J.T. was a member and Past Master of Amity Lodge #40, F&AM, Millersburg, a former Bourbon County Deputy Sheriff, and was a Kentucky Colonel.
He is survived by three daughters: Debra Pate, Kathleen Cohn (Ray Barton), Sally (Wilson) Wilder; a son, James Michael (Tina) Brannock; six grandchildren, James C. Fryman, Vaun Brannock, Jaime Brannock, Aaron Cohn, Molly Roseanne Cohn, and Will G. Wilder; a sister, Lily Carol Woolwine; his "adopted" daughters: Macel, Blanca, and Vivian; 10 great-grandchildren; and four "adopted" great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two grandsons: Michael Douglass Copher, and Elliott Cohn; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Bailey; and two brothers, George William and Keller Brannock.
Funeral services were conducted at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home with burial following in Evergreen Memory Gardens. Casket bearers were members of Amity Lodge #40, F&AM. The Millersburg Breakfast Club served as honorary bearers.

Floyd Elmer Wills

Floyd Elmer Wills, 97, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at his home. He was born on August 5, 1916 on the same farm where he died. On December 30, 1945, he married Leona Helen Wilson Wills at the Carlisle Christian Church parsonage. His dear wife of 66 years preceded him in death on May 16, 2012.
A 1936 graduate of Morgan High School, Floyd began his education in the first Pendleton County one-room school. He was a lifelong Pendleton County farmer. For approximately 50 years, he was an inspector for the Burley Tobacco Growers Co-op. At the age of 60, Floyd joined the Pendleton County School System. For 22 years, he helped to maintain and supervise the buildings and grounds of the county’s schools. A framed tribute in his honor hangs on the Wall of Fame at Pendleton High School, Floyd is recognized for his induction to the Wall of Fame.
He was a member of the Falmouth Christian Church, and he was active in Woodmen of the World Chapter #611 , serving in several local, area, regional, state, and national leadership roles. Floyd served as a 4-H Leader for 45 years. He was a member of the Pendleton County Fair Board, the Pendleton County Beef Cattle Association, the Pendleton County Farm Bureau, and many other organizations.
He is survived by two sons: Steven Floyd (Nancy White) Wills of Florence, and David Charles Wills of Winchester; six grandchildren: Lee Ann Wills (Greg) Kramer, Sue Ellen Wills (Wayne) Lemmons, Crystal Diane Wills (Brandon) Greene, Bradley David (Adreanna) Wills, Laura Susan Norman (Johnie) Tucker, and John Arthur Norman; eight great-grandchildren: Greylee Ruth Kramer, Hunter I. Lemmons, Mia L. Lemmons, Thomas Bradley Wills, Taylor C. Kramer, Mariah R. Kramer, Saya Isabella Greene, and Kimber Marie Wills; his brother, Santford Earl Wills of Independence; and a host of extended family and friends.
In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth with Steve Delany, Robert Jones, and Rick Halcomb officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Johnie Tucker, John Norman, Brandon Greene, Bud Wills, Greg Kramer, and Bradley David Wills. The honorary pallbearers were the officers and board of directors for Woodmen of the World Chapter #611. Interment took place in the Carlisle Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Falmouth Christian Church, 303 W. Shelby Street, Falmouth, KY 41040 or the Pendleton County 4-H Clubs, 45 David Pribble Drive, Falmouth, KY 41040. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.woodheadfuneralhome.com.

Joseph A. Clark Jr.

Joseph A. Clark, Jr., 88, husband of Betty Younger Clark, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. He was born in Fleming County on May 28, 1925 son of the late Marietta Alexander and Joseph Adrian Clark, Sr. Joe served in the United States Navy during World War II. He enjoyed bowling, woodworking, traveling, working on puzzles. Joe was an avid reader and loved to play golf every chance he could.
In addition to his wife, Joseph is survived by three daughters: Carolyn Mann, Beverly (Bill) Linville, and Sandy (Rob) Weisbrodt; one son, Millard Clark; one brother, Charles Clark; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one niece, Ann Terrell; and one nephew, Terry Clark. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death one sister, Frances House.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Johnson’s Funeral Home in Georgetown with David Wu officiating. Burial followed at 1:30 p.m. at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Hospital.

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