Obituaries Feb 28 to Mar 6

Earl Spillman
RICHMOND — Earl Wayne Spillman, 67, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011, in his home.
He was born in Garrard County, Ky., August 2, 1943, to the late Vaughn and Louise Poynter Spillman. He was a painter for Bob Hager Builders for over 28 years.

Survivors include: his wife, Gladys Tate Spillman; one son, Jason Spillman; one daughter, Sherry Foster (James); two brothers, Lonnie Dean Spillman (Martha) and Redale Spillman; two sisters, Bonnie Lamb and Donna Callahan (Russell); and three grandchildren, Nicholas Foster, Brittany Foster and Tasha Spillman who has made her home with Wayne and Gladys since childhood. In addition to his parents, Mr. Spillman is preceded in death by: one brother, Larry D. Spillman.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Grace Chapel Wesleyan Church, 136 Aspen Ave., Richmond, with Bro. Tommy Masters and Bro. Kurt Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church. Pallbearers will be Steven Spillman, Nicholas Foster, Russell Thomas, Maxey Tate, Tommy Marshall and Elvie Evans.

Ernest Roe
RICHMOND — Ernest Roe, 78, husband of Helen Christine Roe, died Thursday, March 3, 2011, in the Raulerson Hospital, Okeechobee, Fla. Mr. Roe was born November 16, 1932, to the late Eligha and Ethel Winkler Roe.

Farming was a way of life for Mr. Roe. He was known to work from sunrise to sunset. He was a veteran, having served in the Army shortly after the Korean War. Ernest can also be remembered as a man who loved to fish and be with family and friends. He and his wife Helen often traveled to Okeechobee, Fla., to visit friends and family and enjoy fishing in the lakes of Okeechobee.

Besides his wife, Mr. Roe is survived by: one daughter, Sandra Wingett of Richmond, Ky.; one son, Larry (Melinda) Roe of Berea, Ky.; one brother, Farris Roe of Richmond, Ky.; two sisters, Hazel Ray of Lexington, Ky., Elizabeth Bucher of Richmond, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Francis Roe of Stanford, Ky.; five grandchildren, Logan Wingett, Christina Wingett, Larry Wayne Roe, Wesley Roe and Anthony (Courtnee) Roe; two great-grandchildren, Johnathan Roe and soon to arrive, Lillee Roe; and a host of wonderful lifetime friends whom he shared many travels and fishing trips, Randy Davis, Paul Thomas, Jr. Banks and Jr. Estes.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Roe was preceded in death by: three brothers, Willie Roe, Frank Roe and Eligha Roe Jr.; two sisters, Evelyn Scott and Mary Belle Snapp.

Visitation for Mr. Roe will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Turpin, Vice and Fritz Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Bro. Bradley Johns and Bro. Mark Sarver will officiate the service. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers will be Logan Wingett, Wesley Roe, Anthony Roe, Mike Scott, Joe Hedger, and George Wilson. The honorary pallbearer will be Christina Wingett.

Diane Roberts
BEREA — Diane Winifred Hiser Roberts, 60, wife of James P. Roberts of Berea, died Saturday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Roberts will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Clare Catholic Church with Father Frank Brawner officiating. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Davis & Powell Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. until funeral time Tuesday at the church.

Regina Gay Thomas
RICHMOND — Regina Gay Thomas, 30, of Ashland, Ky., formerly of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in Our Lady of Bellefont Hospital in Ashland.

She was born in Richmond, Ky. Regina was a graduate of Madison Central High School and had attended Eastern Kentucky University. She currently was attending Ashland Community College.

Regina was preceded in death by her grandfather, James A. Gay. She is survived by: her husband, Marty Thomas of Ashland; parents, Greg and Tammy Sowers Gay, of Richmond; two daughters, Kiyara and Chasity Thomas; one sister, Amanda Gay; maternal grandparents, Jenimarie and William R. Sowers; paternal grandmother, Lola Dean Gay; one uncle, Doug Gay (Cathy); four aunts, Donna Stivers (Tommy), Janice Hendrick, Anne Congleton, and Jennifer Inman (Kip); one niece, Emma Grayce; and numerous other family members.

Funeral services for Regina will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at the Bridges Christian Church, 1402 Kenwood Drive, Russell, Ky. Burial will follow at the Counts Cemetery in Greenup, Ky. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church. A memorial service will be conducted in Richmond at a later date.

Ora Boggs
RICHMOND — Ora Sparks Boggs, 97, formerly of Richmond, passed away on Saturday morning, March 5, 2011, in Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was the widow of George Dewey Boggs, who passed away in 1994.

Mrs. Boggs was born on June 20, 1913, in McKee, Ky., to Merrill and Rachel Harrison Sparks, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Sparks was preceded in death by: one grandson, Jeffrey Boggs; five sisters, Pearl Sandlin, Ethel Parsons, Minerva Harrison, Delsey Lakes and Armilda Lakes; and five brothers, Riley Sparks, Earl Sparks, Bill Sparks, Green Sparks, and John Sparks.
Survivors include: two sons, Bruce Boggs (Carolyn) of Lexington, and Julian Boggs (Grace) of London, Ky.; five grandchildren, Michael Boggs, Patricia Boggs Conrad, Bruce Boggs Jr., Lori Boggs and Paige Laughlin; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Conrad, Jacob Boggs and Blair Boggs; one sister, Alma Cook; and one brother, Daniel Sparks.

Funeral services for Ora Boggs will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home on Barnes Mill Road in Richmond. Burial will follow at the Reynolds Cemetery in Tyner, Ky.
Pallbearers will be Jacob Boggs, Michael Boggs, Tony Boggs, Terry Conrad, and Oscar Holt.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.

David E. Clark
RICHMOND — David E. Clark, 61, of Richmond, Ky., formerly of Covington, Ky., passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington, Ky. He was born August 1, 1949, in Covington, Ky., to the late Edith Brewer and Darwin

Clark. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a 1967 Covington Catholic High School graduate.
Survivors include: his wife, Patti Clark; two daughters, Monica Clark and Anissa Catlett (Scott); two sons, Quentin and Preston Clark; four granddaughters, Alexis, Hannah, Isabelle and Haley; four grandsons, Parker, Kelby, Sage and Corbin; one brother, Gary Clark; and six sisters, Joanie McKinney, Carol Rust, Theresa Eversole, Rhonda King, Kim Lampkin, Melissa Stephens and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is being conducted at Ralph Fulton VFW in Elsmere, Ky., on Monday, March 7, 2011, from 3 to 6 p.m. Memorials: Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

Ernest Roe
RICHMOND — Ernest Roe, 78, husband of Helen Roe, died Thursday, March 3, 2011, in the Raulerson Hospital, Okeechobee, Fla. Mr. Roe was a lifelong resident of Richmond, Ky. Arrangements are pending and under the direction of Turpin, Vice and Fritz Funeral Home.


Scott Brock RICHMOND — Scott Brock, 40, husband of Sheila Patrick Brock, of Blue Ridge Drive, Berea, died Friday.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2011, at Lakes Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Sarver officiating. Entombment will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Lakes Funeral Home.

Jack Meeks
RICHMOND — Jack Meeks, 80, of Lancaster, Ky., passed away Friday, March 4, 2011, in the Christian Care Center in Lancaster.

Mr. Meeks was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 16, 1930, the son of the late Samuel and Mary Rhodus Meeks. He was a member Kirksville Baptist Church. Mr. Meeks was a lifelong farmer, a great husband, father and grandfather. He loved and helped everyone. He is survived by: his wife, Nannie Young Meeks; two sons, Ernie and Roger Meeks (Kathy); sister, Mae Chrisswell; and grandson, Thomas Meeks.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, with the Rev. Shelby Cates and the Rev. Frank Foster officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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