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Virginia Alexander

December 29, 1918 — November 8, 2015

Virginia Burch Gragg Alexander, age 96, of Somerset, KY passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at her residence. She was born on December 29, 1918 in Pulaski Co. KY, to the late Archie Bratcher and Cora Lee Eldridge Gragg. Virginia was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a homemaker. For 15 years, she had taught school in the Pulaski Co. and Rowan Co. School System.

She is survived by one son, Dexter Lee Alexander, Ph.D. (and Linda) of Somerset; two daughters, Martha Elizabeth Alexander, Ph.D. of Decatur, GA and Marsha Lynn Alexander Puckett (and Charles) of Louisville, KY; her grandchildren, John Dexter Alexander ll, DVM (and Tina)of London, KY, Elizabeth Ann Alexander Miller (and Craig) of Louisville; great-children, Kathryn LeeAnn Alexander, Aaron Lucas Alexander, Caden Sawyer Alexander, Cole Alexander Miller and Nevia Jaden Miller; and two sisters-in-law, Bessie Gragg and Lillian Alexander. Virginia is also survived by several dearly-loved nieces and nephews, as well as her caregiver, Maxine Bolin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Dexter Alexander; three brothers, Everett Edwin Gragg, Joseph Lee Gragg, Archie Bratcher Gragg and one sister, Ella Maude Gragg Sears Fulcher.

A visitation for Virginia Alexander will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Somerset Undertaking Co. and Crematory. A celebration of life service will begin at 11.30 a.m. with Bro. David Pendley officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to First Baptist Church TV Ministry and/or the children's nursery, 128 North Main Street, Somerset, KY 42501; Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503 or the ASK (Audobon Society of Ky.), 1928 Mint Julep Ln, Lexington, KY 40514 .

You may offer condolences to the family and sign the guest register book at

Somerset Undertaking Co. and Crematory is in charge of all arrangements.

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