Obituaries 13 to June 27 (continued 2)

Jean VanWinkle Rollins
Jean VanWinkle Rollins

RICHMOND — Jean VanWinkle Rollins, 79, of Valley Run Drive in Richmond, widow of Henry Rollins, passed away Monday June 13, 2011, in the Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Ky. She was a native of Richmond, Ky., an assistant pharmacist at the Collins Drug Store and a member of the Richmond Vineyard Community Church.

Jean is survived by: four daughters, Vicki Rollins, Lisa Rollins (Larry) Renfro, Karen Rollins Simpson and Kelly Rollins Green, all of Richmond; one sister, Carol (Richard) Langford; seven grandchildren, Chris Lawson, Jason Lee Henry Renfro, Ashley Simpson Smith, Kristen Simpson Anderson, Jordon Tyler Green and Lyndsey Breeanna Renfro. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

Other than her husband Henry, she was preceded in death by: her parents, Ollie and Rhoda Barnes VanWinkle; two brothers, Nathan VanWinkle and Ed VanWinkle; four sisters, Stella Gay, Jerry Alexander, Odella Stacy and Gladys VanWinkle.

Funeral services for Jean will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Richmond House of Prayer, with Bro. Owen Moody, Pastor Jeff Hurst and Pastor Joe Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Jason Lee Henry Renfro, Johnny Stacy, Danny Weaver, Bill Casey, Troy Edwards and James “M.B.” Rollins. Honorary pallbearers will be Leo Stacy, Lonnie Centers, Larry Thornberry, Mike McQueen, Glen Robinson and Steve Virgin.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Richmond House of Prayer. Oldham, Roberts & Powell is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Robert Sweede

RICHMOND — Donald Robert Sweede of Richmond, Ky., died Sunday June 12, 2011, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. He was a long-time resident of Richmond and of Cobb Hill, Ky., and worked most of his life as a carpenter.

Mr. Sweede was the son of Robert Melvin Sweede and Clarice Baum Sweede, both deceased. Survivors include: his two sisters, Sandra Sweede Levoy and Sharon Sweede Sbrocco. Burial took place in a private family cemetery in Estill County.

Franklin Rupard

RICHMOND — Franklin Rupard, 77, of Valley Street, passed away Monday, June 13, 2011, in Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville. Mr. Rupard was born July 13, 1933, in Madison County to Sherman and Mossie Baber Rupard. He was an avid NASCAR fan and his pride and joy was his granddaugthter, Jessica. He retired from Concrete Materials after many years of service. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Ruby Dean Rupard; his daughter, Dorothy Rupard Koebel (Keith) of Louisville; his granddaughter, Jessica Nicole Koebel; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Rupard was preceded in death by: two brothers, George Tribble and Willie Rupard; and two sisters, Rachael Teater and Mable Kelley.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Bottrell. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be John Webb, Winslow Harris, Troy Grubb, Tommy Riddle, Lenvel Smith, Walter Rice, Randall Isaacs and Jack Tribble.

Elzie Perkins, Jr.

Baldwin — Elzie “June” Perkins, Jr., 84, of Baldwin, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in the Veteran’s Hospital – Leestown in Lexington. Mr. Perkins was born May 22, 1927, in Fayette County to Elzie and Ethel Isaacs Perkins. He was a lifelong farmer and a United States Army veteran.

Survivors include: Steve Perkins (Ginger) of Irvine and Gary Perkins (Earlene) of Scott, Ohio; his daughter, Judy Burns of Richmond; two sisters, Linda Noland and Nora Hendricks (Paul); five grandchildren, Jerry Perkins (Bessie), Pam Mandigo (John), Amanda Burns, Michelle Perkins and Elizabeth Perkins; four great-grandchildren, Kevin Perkins, Tiffany Perkins, Channing Perkins and Stevie Mandigo; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Drucilla Elvis Perkins; three brothers, Clyde, Burton and Elra Perkins; and two sisters, Florence Perkins and Katherine Foster.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Earnest Wood “Gus” Palas

RICHMOND — Earnest Wood “Gus” Palas, formerly of Richmond, joined his wife, Anne, in heaven June 10, 2011, at age 83. He worked for Meadow Gold and retired from Beatrice Foods to Knoxville founding Tennessee’s Best products/Gus Palas Sales. He attended Eastern Kentucky University.

He will be missed by: his children, Lisa Palas, Deena Wilbur, Julie Palas, David Ball (Debbie), Linda Bradley (Wally) and Gus Palas (Lisa); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and cousin, Gussie Fryman (Howard) and family.

A memorial service will be conducted in Cynthiana at a later date.
Memorial donations may be sent to: First United Methodist Church, 302 E. Pike St, Cynthiana, KY 41031.

Betty Nichols

Betty Nichols 65 died June 13, 2011 with her family by her side in Richmond, Kentucky. Visitation will be Thursday June 16, 2011 from 6-9 pm at Lakes Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, June 17 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home.

She was born July 21, 1945, in McRoberts, KY to Henry and Zula Elizabeth Sword. Her father was a coal miner and Betty was the middle child of nine raised in the mountains of Kentucky.

Betty graduated from Jenkins High School in 1963. She moved to Michigan that year, where she met and married Eugene Nichols a welder fresh from the Navy. Together they raised two daughters. Betty held many different occupations during her life, but her most satisfying career came when she became a realtor at the age when most people would be retiring. Her interests included family, real estate, antiquing and bingo.

Betty is survived by her husband Eugene; daughters Laura Zelenka and Gena Edwards; son-in-laws, Christopher Zelenka and Brian Edwards; 6 sisters Wilan, Jean, Etta, Gaye, Lorsie and Leshia; and one brother Paul. She was preceded in death by one brother Bobby Slone.

If preferred, donations may be sent to the Madison County Humane Society in lieu of flowers.

Joyce M. Jones
Joyce Jones

RICHMOND — Joyce Marie Jones, 70, of Berea, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She was born November 24, 1940, in Bloomington, Ill., to the late Harold Jones and Dula Neeley Williams. She was a retired customer service representative and of the Pentecostal faith. She enjoyed reading and loved her children and grandchildren, which she considered her best friends.

Joyce is survived by: four daughters, Connie Marie Mulcahy (Eric) of Diamond Head, Miss., Bonnie Lee Stone, Etta Viola Anglin (Hershel) and Terina Jean Anglin (Mason), all of Berea; one son, Jack H. Jones (Jeannie) of Richmond; one brother, Jack Jones of Berea; one half brother, Jimmy Dale Williams; one half-sister, Sylvia Williams; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by: one brother, Ray Neeley; and one great-grandchild, Campbell Brielle Anglin.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Judy King and Paul Eric Mulcahy officiating. Burial will follow in Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Shane Masters, Billy Robinson, Chris Masters, Nelson Anglin, Rocky Anglin, Josh Anglin, Billy Jack Jones, Trinity Anglin and Houston Anglin.

Marie Anna Horn

RICHMOND — Marie Anna Horn, 85, of Anthony Way, Richmond, passed away Monday, June 13, 2011, in her home. She was born in Estill County, Ky., November 2, 1925, to the late Sylvester and Cynthia Plymon Horn. She was a retired Westinghouse employee and a member of the Lancaster Road Church of God.

She is survived by: four sisters, Mafrey Dunn of Richmond, Develia Conners of Winchester, Louise Culton of Paris, and Bernice Marcum of Richmond; one brother, Willie Horn of Richmond and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: four brothers, Othia, Odus, Elvia, and the Rev. Carlie Horn and the Rev. Farris Horn.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Pastor Edwin Lainhart officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Hallie Williams

RICHMOND — Hallie Williams, 91, of South Dogwood Drive in Berea, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Hallie was born in Jackson County to the late Price and Ellen Smith McQueen. She was a member of Flat Gap Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by: her husband,Jack Williams; a very special son, Dickie Joe Williams; and siblings, Charlie, Paul, Cordie, Carrie and Opal. She is survived by: her children, Joan (Kenneth) Nayles and Jackie Ramey, both of Berea; a brother, Hiram “Gene” McQueen of McKee; two sisters, Margaret (George) Carr and Jewel Cox, both of Ohio; four grandchildren, Willie, Kenda, Pam and Rodney; five great-grandchildren, Jason (Courtney), Kara (Sam), Chelsie, Alex and Jared; and two great-great-grandchildren, Jasmine and Bentley also survive her. She also had two very special friends, Tammy Doyle and Mary Lee Bashore.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be Rodney Nayles, Bill Smith, Jason Nayles, Jeff Ramey, Willie Williams and Sheridan Witt. Honorary bearers will be Hallie””””s grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Ann C. S. Juett

RICHMOND — Ann C. S. Juett, 70, daughter of the late Smoot Juett and Katie Derricks died Sunday, June 12, 2011, after a brief illness.
Services will be conducted at noon Thursday at Milward-Broadway where friends may call after 11 a.m.

Kenneth Alfred “Al” Ballinger

Kenneth Alfred “Al” Ballinger age 74 went to be with the Lord on June 12, 2011. Al was retired from Dresser Industries as a Quality Control Inspector, he was a charter member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, and started playing music at age 16, he played music and emceed the Renfro Valley Barn Dance for over 35 years, and he was a disc jockey for WRVK, WKXO and the Coyote radio stations for many years. Al was also a Veteran of the Army National Guard and a member of the Berea Masonic Lodge.

AL is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Mary Carpenter Ballinger of Berea, and their children: Melissa (David) Ballard of Lexington and Scott (Angela) Ballinger of Monticello, his siblings Johnnie (Rita) Ballinger of Berea, Wayne (Phyllis) Ballinger of Rockcastle Co, Rilda Baker of Conway, and Minnie Huff of Dayton OH, and 3 grandchildren: Ryan, Logan, and Hayden. Al was preceded in death by his brothers Tony Ballinger and Russell Ballinger, and his parents John and Annas Ballinger.

Funeral services will be Wednesday June 15, 2011 at 11 am at the Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Kays and Deacon Dennis Grant officiating, burial will be in the Berea Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Ballard, Ryan Ballard, Logan Ballard, Hayden Ballinger, Danny Ballinger, Barry Kelly, Jack Baker, and Don Poynter. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Grant, Mike Hammond, Pat Cummins, Clyde Cummins, Joey Kays, Harold Rowlette, Will Venter and other close friends. Visitation will be Tuesday June 14, 2011 at Emmanuel Baptist Church from 6-9 pm. Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Donations in Memory of Kenneth Alfred Ballinger should be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund PO Box 485 Berea KY 40403.

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