Lydia Beardsley

Lydia M. Padilla Beardsley, 86, of Madison died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

She was born Nov. 4, 1930, in Mesilla, N.M., to Ysidro Ch. and Luisa A. Marquez Padilla. She was a 1949 graduate of Las Cruces High School. She was first united in marriage to Bernard Charles Melton for 17 years. She was later united in marriage to Nelson Beardsley on July 12, 1997. She lived in Tucson, Ariz., for 12 years and Bedford, Ky., for 12 years. She had resided in Madison since 2008. She worked as a secretary and medical secretary for the federal government at White Sands Missile Range, Jefferson Proving Ground, Natural NACC and Alcohol Rehab Program, and the Department of Veterans Affairs in Tucson, Ariz. She retired in 1996. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Legion of Mary, and the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees. She enjoyed her computer, playing piano, gardening, genealogy, reading, oil painting, music, sewing, making clothes, making cakes, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and needle point. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by two sons, Charles A. Melton and Samuel J. Melton, both of Madison; one daughter, Geralann J. “GiGi” Straub of Madison; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Beardsley, who died July 20, 2008; her father, who died Nov. 30, 1974; her mother, who died April 17, 1959; nine brothers, Balbino, Gilbert, Edward, Salvador, Arthur, Samuel, Andy, Samuel and Benjamin; three sisters, Esther, Sophia and Aurora; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.

Friends may call at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home by the Legion of Mary and the Hispanic Group.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John. Contributions can be made through the funeral home or at the church.

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Claud Isaacs Jr.

Claud Isaacs Jr., 89, of Correct died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood.

He was born July 23, 1927, in Lebanon, Ky., to Claud Sr. and Emily Clark Isaacs. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, in which he served as a supply technician, rising to the rank of Corporal. He worked at Chevrolet and also at Top and Body, both in Indianapolis. He owned and operated Claud’s Body Shop in Correct for more than 40 years. He also worked at Abe’s Body Shop in Madison and for Henry Pulley in Versailles. He was a bird hunter and belonged to the Brush Creek Conservation Club at Butlerville, where he enjoyed trap shooting. He competed in the national trap shoot at Vandalia, Ohio, and was once featured on ESPN.

He is survived by three sons, Greg Hilton of New Marion, Daniel Isaacs of Versailles and Grant Isaacs of Greensburg; five daughters, Claudia Isaacs of Swanton, Ohio, Glenna Baugh of Correct, Sandra Fletcher of Dupont, Melanie Hoffman of Adams, and Ellen Lowe of Bloomington; one sister, Judy Cutler of Lebanon; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Smith Isaacs, whom he married June 26, 1950, and who died Sept. 22, 2002; his parents; three brothers, George Isaacs, Eugene Isaacs and Charles Isaacs; and three sisters, Lydia Higdon, Sarah Spaulding and Nancy Agan.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Rescue 69. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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Zachary Williamson

Zachary D. Williamson, 21, of Worthville, Ky., died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Carrollton, Ky.

He was born Feb. 12, 1996, in La Grange, Ky., to Josh Martin and April Williamson. He did labor and mechanical work.

He is survived by one daughter, Maciee Williamson of Carrollton, Ky.; his mother of Worthville; his father of Carrollton; one sister, Shalyn Brown of Worthville; one step-sister, Megan Sculley of Worthville; and two step-brothers, Dakota Sculley and Willey Ray Sculley, both of Worthville.

A graveside service will be at noon Friday at the Sculley Family Cemetery in Worthville.

Friends may call from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

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