Obituaries May 16 to May 23

Douglas T. Spires

RICHMOND — Douglas T. Spires, 49, died Friday in Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was a native of Berea and lived here his entire life. Mr. Spires was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He loved his family and loved to race go carts. Mr. Spires was a member of the Galilee Baptist Church.

Mr. Spires is survived by: his wife, Tammy Moore Spires of Berea; his son, David Douglas Spires of Berea; his mother, Barbara Gadd Spires of Berea; his brothers, Eddie, James and Dennis Spires, all of Berea; a special grandchild, Corbin Rayne Brotherton. Also surviving are: his mother and father-in-law, David and Sylvia Moore of Berea; his sister-in-law, Tabby (Todd) Garvin of Lexington, Ky.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Spires was preceded in death by his father, Otis Spires.

Funeral services for Mr. Spires will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service. Burial will be in Chasteen Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roger Dale Shackelford, Ricky Judd Kirby, Brandon Spurlock, Jimmy Canada, Todd Garvin and Jeremy Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be James “Tiny” Stamper, Mike Helton and James Spires.

Georgia Leigh Adams Howard
Georgia Leigh Adams Howard

Mrs. Georgia Leigh Adams Howard, 94, widow of James Russell Howard, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011, at the Berea Health Care. Mrs. Howard was born in Madison County on April 17, 1917 to the late James and Jenny Riddell Adams. She was a dedicated wife and mother and she loved taking care of her family and home. She was a member of the Big Hill Christian Church.

Survivors include: her son: William Wayne Howard (Ophelia) of Berea; two daughters: Loretta Carol Mullins (Jack) of Middletown, OH and Brenda Sue Bogie (Charles) of Richmond; one brother: Floyd R. Adams; two sisters: Ida Helen Edington (Mason) and Effie L. Humphries (Donald); five grandchildren: Mike Howard (Debra), Kim Fisher (Michael), Randall Mullins (Vicki), Bradley Mullins (Beth) and Chad Bogie; six great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Howard was also preceded in death by: her brother: Fred Adams and three sisters: Edna Harvey, Dolly Hammons and Lunata Joy Pearson.

Visitation will be after 10:00 A.M. Monday at the funeral home. The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Monday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Pearson officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison Co. Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Randall Mullins, Bradley Mullins, Chad Bogie and Charles Bogie.

Myrtle B. Rader Cain

Myrtle B. Rader Cain, 70, of Paint Lick, Kentucky, passed away at her home early Friday morning, May 20, 2011. She was the wife of Darrell Cain. Myrtle was born on February 2, 1941 in Jackson County, Kentucky, and was the daughter of Harold and Tressie Lamb Rader, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the Paint Lick Christian Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Darrell Cain, of Paint Lick; one son, Virgle Cain, of Paint Lick; one daughter, Tressie Marie Caldwell, of Booneville, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Kristie Lynn Glovak (Chad), Kevin Darrell Cain (Stephanie Allen- Fiancée), and Jerry Wayne Caldwell; one great-granddaughter, Lauren Jean Glovak; four brothers, James Henry “Jimbo” Rader, of Scott County, Reo Rader (Shirley), of Richmond, Arthur Rader (Joyce), of Scott County, and Homer Rader (Glenda), of Bourbon County; three sisters, Evelyn Hisle, Christine Florence, and Zella Rader, all of Scott County; one brother-in-law, Lee Cain; four sisters-in-law, Joyce Lynn Cain, Faye Miller, Evelyn Tuttle, and Wanda Manhanke; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Myrtle was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Ann Cain, and a sister, Florence Clemmons.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell. Funeral services for Myrtle Cain will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home on Barnes Mill Road in Richmond, with Bro Ricky Powell and Bro. Vester Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in the Pilot Knob Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Oliver, Kevin Cain, Chad Glovak, Reo Rader, Homer Rader, and Arthur Rader. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Cain, Terry Gortney, and Roy Noe.

Martha Jane Strong
Martha Jane Strong

Martha Jane Strong, 93, of Richmond, widow of Patrick H. Strong, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. She was born, February 18, 1918 in Breathitt County, Kentucky to the late Hiram and Arminta Napier Noble. She was a retired employee of Westinghouse and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Richmond. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Mrs. Strong is survived by two sons, William H. Strong (Jeanie) and Steve Strong (Brenda), both of Richmond; two daughters Thelma Jean Duncan (Max) of Somerset and Mary Lou Cox (Nelson) of Richmond; two sisters, Maudie Tyra of Powell County and Ada Mae Hart of Pennsylvania.

She is also survived by six grandchildren Michael Duncan (Beth), Martha Duncan, Billie Kelly (Jimmy), Cathy Sims (Wesley), Robb Cox (Sheryl) and Stephanie Webb (Chris); as well as, five great grandchildren, Jimmi Lynn Kelly, Will Kelly, Stevie Barker, Katie Barker, and Sarah Jane Webb.

Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Howard Kelley, Steve Lewis and David Evans officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 p.m. Friday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.

Grandsons, granddaughters and their spouses will serve as pallbearers. The family would like to offer a “special thanks” to all of the staff at Telford Terrace and the Hospice Compassionate Care Center.

Floyd Kaylor

RICHMOND — Floyd Kaylor, 56, passed away Sunday in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Timothy Wayne Hartsell

ELIZABETHTOWN — Timothy Wayne Hartsell, 59, of Elizabethtown, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011, in his home. Tim served in the U.S. Army for 23 years; he retired as Lt. Colonel while stationed at Fort Knox in 1997. Tim graduated from Henderson State University, Arkedelphia, Ark., with a Bachelor of Education in 1974. He received his Masters degree in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma in 1994.

Survivors include: his wife, Marcia McCarty Hartsell; and his children, Angie R. Lile, Bryan W. Hartsell, Angela F. Cox and John H. Hartsell.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Tunnel Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Tunnel Hill Baptist Church Building Fund; or to cancer research.

Vernan Beeler

RICHMOND — Vernan Lee Beeler, 56, son of the late Gladys and Charles Beeler. He was born in Middlesboro, Ky., November 16, 1954 and departed this life on May 19, 2011.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by: a nephew, Billy Day. Survivors include: five children, Vernon Beeler of Crittenden, Ky., Shannon Beeler of St. Bernard, Ohio, Jamie Beeler of Florida, Brandon Beeler of Richmond, Ky., and Amanda Beeler of Fort Worth, Texas; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; four sisters, Donna Shank of Denver, Co., Betty Powell of Benton, Ky., Evelyn Johnson of Richmond, Ky., and Carolyn Kittel of Germany; eight brothers, Norman Beeler of Paducah, Ky., James Beeler of Lexington, Ky., Jerry Beeler of Charlotte, N.C., William Beeler of Richmond, Ky., Gary Beeler of Middlesboro, Ky., Kelly Beeler of Benton, Ky., Scott Beeler of Benton, Ky., and Greg Beeler of Richmond.

Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Parks & Hughes Mortuary, 305C Geri Ln., Richmond, KY 40475. Family greeting will be at noon Sunday at the Mortuary.

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