William Thomas ‘Tommy’ Embree, Sr.
RICHMOND — William Thomas “Tommy” Embree, Sr., 68, of Richmond, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, of cardiac arrest at Kindred Hospital in Louisville. He was a Berea native born October 31, 1942, son of the late Luther Ray Embree, Sr., and Ella Mae McHone Embree, a farmer, and member of the Holiness faith.
Survivors include: his fiancée, Patricia Armstrong Embree; six children, Patricia (Trace) Anderson, Tara (Daniel Shannon) Asbury, Velma (Andrew) Feldman, William Thomas (Corina) Embree, Jr., Dorothy (Nick Klaren) Simpson and Connie (Travis Brewer) Simpson; five siblings, Freddie (Sandra) Embree, Mary (Donnie) Creech, Larry Gene (Gail Foster) Embree, Darlene (Keith Surber) Martin, Betty Jean (Gary) Causey; 10 grandchildren; a special canine companion, Tigger Embree; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five siblings: James Edward Embree, Luther Ray Embree, Jr., Raymond Butch Embree, Carl Embree, Jerry Wayne Embree and Curtis Embree.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Reppert Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Trace Anderson, Daniel Shannon, Nick Klaren, Travis Brewer, Zachary Causey and Justin Martin.
William Robert ‘Bill’ Hardy, Sr.
RICHMOND — William Robert “Bill” Hardy, Sr., 69, of Marquand, Mo., formerly of Richmond, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011, at the Hartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mo.
Mr. Hardy was born Dec. 5, 1941, in Boonesboro, Ky., to Clark Hardy and Ruby Frazier Baker. He had worked as a long-haul truck driver and a member of the Greenville, Indiana, Masonic Lodge No. 416 F&AM for over 20 years. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam era.
Survivors include: his wife, Shirley Cory Hardy; his daughter, Kathy Fischer (husband, Michael) of Cross City, Texas; four sons, Richard Walker (wife, Debra) of Dallas, Texas, Don Hardy of Orlando, Fla., William Hardy, Jr. (wife, Michele) of Port Orchard, W.Va., and James Hardy (wife, Patricia) of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; his stepdaughter, Becky Woolsey of Marquand, Mo.; three brothers, Charles, Jay and Bert Hardy; three sisters, Lois, Jessie Mae and Irene; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: two sisters, Barbara Anglin and Janet Gaile Hardy; and his stepfather, James Baker.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bert Hardy officiating. Burial will follow at Dodd Road Cemetery near Brassfield. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Masonic Funeral Rites will be conducted at 8 p.m.
William Mark Roberts
RICHMOND — William Mark Roberts, 53, passed away early Tuesday morning, March 8, 2011, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was the husband of Rebecca Keeney. There will be no visitation and the graveside services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in memory of William Roberts to: The Kentucky Blood Center, 3121 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington, KY 40513.
Edith Faye Dozier
RICHMOND — Edith Faye Dozier, 69, wife of James B. Dozier, Sr., passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011, in Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Dozier was born June 10, 1941, in Estill County. She was a personal care nurse and loved family, kids, dogs and horses. She was a caregiver to all.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by: her son, James B. Dozier, Jr. (Barbara Jean) of Berea; three daughters, Shauneta Prewitt (Larry), Fern Minguela, both of Richmond, April Sawin of Michigan; two brothers, Melvin Williams and Wayne Griffith; two sisters, Bobby Johnson and Glenda Wiseman; 12 grandchildren, Angela Combs, Brandy Benton, Kelly Prewitt, Shawn and Hannah Phillips, Summer and Destiny Sawin, Harley, Tammy and Ricardo Minguela, Sara Collins, Lindsay Frklic; 11 great-grandchildren, Kala Minguela, Andrew and Michael Combs, Reina and Broie Lykins, Ezekiel and Levi Benton, Jessirae and Emmanuel Prewitt, Rudy and Loci Frklic.
She was preceded in death by: her mother, Vina Puckett Williams Griffith.
Services will be conducted at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Owen Moody officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Dr. Landon Peoples
BEREA — Dr. Landon Crocker Peoples, 79, husband of Joan Blakely Peoples of Berea, died Saturday.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Reppert Funeral Home. The family will accept friends beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Margaret Jean Deatherage
BEREA — Margaret Jean Deatherage, 72, wife of Nathan William Deatherage, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011.
Mrs. Deatherage was born in Berea June 28, 1938, to Hiram Elmer and Pearl Rogers Bowlin. She was of the Christian faith, an avid collector of antiques and a determined bargainer at yard sales.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by: two daughters, Regina Hope Pennington (David), and Theresa Lynn Manis; one son, Michael Ray Manis; five brothers, John Bowlin (Viola), Walter C. Bowlin (Dianne), William “Bill” Bowlin (Betty), Charlie Bert Bowlin (Magdeline) and Ballard Frank Bowlin; two sisters, Jeanette Rose and Mary Lucy Poe; three grandchildren, Alexander Pennington, Zachary Pennington and Matthew Manis; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her brother, Hiram Bowlin, Jr.; four sisters, Lillian Durham, Ellen Collins, Betty Corbin and Stella Pigg.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. George Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 11, 2011, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Ricky Dale Bowlin, Danny Durham, Keith Wilds, Gary Pigg, Mike Pigg and Howard Simpson.