Obituaries May 30 to June 6 (Continued)

Timothy Briggs

Timothy Scott Briggs

BEREA — Timothy Scott Briggs, 46, of Berea, passed away suddenly Tuesday May 31, 2011. Tim was born in Zanesville, Ohio, to Dorothy Ross Briggs and the late John Briggs. He was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the London, Ky., office for over 14 years. He was a devoted husband, father and friend to all who knew him. He loved his children and coaching his daughter’s soccer team. He was an active member of Westside Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by: his wife, Sandy; three children, Ashley, Jacob and Jenna Briggs; two brothers, John (Chris) Briggs Jr., and Randy (Deanna) Briggs; and one sister, Pam (Keith) Slotter. He is also survived by a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Livingood and the Rev. Bobby Francis officiating. Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. at the church.

Pallbearers will be John Briggs Jr., Randy Briggs, Keith Slotter, Mark Briggs, Michael Briggs, Peter Briggs, Jonathan Schroeck, Andrew Francis, Howard Adkins, Rick Smith and Robby Powell.

Memorial contributions in memory of Tim may be made to: the American Heart Association. Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lola Wren

Lola Easter Allen Wren

Lola Easter Allen Wren, 94, Lambert Road, Berea, KY died Tuesday, May 31 at the Berea Health Care Center following a short illness. She was a Rockcastle County native born June 10, 1916, daughter of the late Owen and Mary Ellen Saulmon Allen, retired Parker Seal Company employee, and had dual membership in Fairview Baptist Church and Conway Baptist Church.

Survivors include 3 sons and daughter-in-laws, Jack and Janice Wren, Frank and Vivian Wren, Bill and Wanda Wren; 9 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Wren, Sr.; 3 brothers and 7 sisters.

Funeral Service 10:00 AM Friday, June 3, 2011 at Reppert Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Ritchey and Pastor Vaughn Rasor officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 to 9:00 PM Thursday. Grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Berea Health Care Center Residents Special Fund.

Michael Woods

Denver, Colo. — Michael L. Woods, 56, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Lexington, died unexpectedly Friday, May 27, 2011. He is the son of the late Willie Woods Sr., and Elizabeth Woods. He was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and a member of the 1974 OVC Football Championship team, a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

He is survived by: his wife of 29 years, Jan E. Carr; a brother, Leonard Woods; two sisters, Christine Davis and Bettye Simpson; a father-in-law, James Carr, Jr.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at Consolidated Baptist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Felix William III officiating the service. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of services.

Frances Lee Miller

Frances Lee Miller age 83, wife of Lawrence Miller of Berea, died Saturday May 28, 2011 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond KY. Frances was a member of the Crestview Holy Sanctuary, and had worked at Parker Seal and Exide in Richmond. Frances was the daughter of the late Jim and Pair Sizemore Lee of Clay County, and she was preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters.

Frances is survived by her husband Lawrence Miller, her daughters; Barbara (Larry) Abner, Judy Osborne, Elaine Burdette, and Vicky Hensley, 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren also survive Frances.

Funeral services will be Wednesday June 1, 2011 at 2 pm at the Crestview Holy Sanctuary with Bro. Jerry Holland officiating. Pallbearers will be Terry Brockman, Timmy Brockman, Michael Adkins, Tony Adkins, Josh Brockman, and Darien Fields. Burial will be in the Red Lick Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday May 31, 2011 after 6 pm at the Crestview Holy Sanctuary. Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Stanley A. Webster Jr.

Stanley A. Webster Jr., 86, husband of Marie Grant Webster, died Thursday, May 26, 2011. He was born November 30, 1924 in Wilmore, KY to the late Stanley Sr. and Urusla Rolland Webster. Additional survivors are a daughter, Dianne (Ronald) Roberts of Richmond, a son, Terrell (Ellen) Webster of Wilmore, four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two brothers, Virgil Melvin and Donald Ray Webster.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Ellen Gibson Webster, two sisters, Juanita Corman and Vivian Long Hamilton and two brothers, Clarence Odell and James Willard Webster.

Services will be 4:00pm Sunday at Betts & West Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Wilmore Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 until time of service. Bearers will be Brandon, Ryan and Cooper Rawls, Willie Grant, Barry Feck and Michael Webster. Contributions to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

George Russell Jones

George R. (Russell) Jones

George R. (Russell) Jones, 87, husband of the late Virgie Marie Jones, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at his home in Richmond, Kentucky.

He was a native of Brassfield, KY, a carpenter at the Bluegrass Army Depot, WWII Army veteran and member of the Rosemont Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by 4 sons, William “Bill” Carl (Pat) Jones, Fred Ellis (Jane) Jones, Russell Marion (Maudie Francis) Jones, and Garrett Wayne (Mary Kate) Jones; one daughter, Linda Gayle (Larry Hensley) Johnson; one sister, Mary Geneva Mobley; 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, as well as two sisters-in-law, Frankie Mae Jones and Juanita Jones.

Other than his wife Virgie, he was preceded in death by his parents, William Christopher and Stella Turpin Jones; 7 brothers R.E Jones, Monroe Jones, Fred Jones, Elmer Jones, Chris Jones, Ellis B. Jones and Carl Jones; one sister, Nannie Jones; 5 step-brothers, John Estes, Ben Estes, J.B. Estes, Henry Estes and Charles Estes and two step-sisters, Nannie Estes, and Margaret Estes, and one grandson Robert Carl Jones.

Visitation will be Thursday June 2, 2011 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Leroy Vandenoever and Everette Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Chris Jones George Jones, Clifford Johnson, Shane Johnson, Cecil Estes and Sam Little. Honorary Pallbearers will be all of his nieces and nephews.

Donations are suggested to the Rosemont Church of the Nazarene or Hospice Care Plus.

Wladyslaw “Walter” Front

RICHMOND — Wladyslaw “Walter” Front, 71, of Richmond, passed away, Saturday, May 28, 2011, in Richmond Health & Rehab Complex–Madison Manor. He was born in Zkawica, Poland, November 17, 1939, to the late Franciszek and Julia Seremuga Front. He was preceded in death by his wife, Zofia Ficek Front. Walter was a retired factory foreman and a member of the St. Mark Catholic Church.

He is survived by: his son, Weislaw Front of Richmond; one daughter, Ewa Front; and two grandchildren, Arkadiusz Front and Agnieszka Front.

Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Sichko officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Katherine Hensley Whitaker

Katherine Whitaker

RICHMOND — Katherine Whitaker, widow of Alvin Whitaker, went home to her Lord Sunday, May 29, 2011. She was the daughter of Hamp and Sophronia Hounchell Hensley. Katherine was born July 31, 1927, and was a life-long resident of Madison County. She was an active member of the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. Katherine touched many lives through her Sunday School classes and through the children that she babysat. All are blessed to have had her in our lives.

Katherine is survived by: three sons, Jim Whitaker (Brenda), Paul Whitaker (Hazel) and Steve Whitaker (Robin); five grandsons, Derrick Whitaker, Jason Whitaker (Jill), Jeremy Whitaker, John Whitaker (Jessica) and Jacob Whitaker; a brother, Lewis Hensley; a sister, Sue Bohse; and six great-grandchildren. She also leaves two special young ladies who were dear to her heart, Amanda and Jessica Hubbard. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by: a sister, Martha Baldwin; and two brothers, Clarence Hensley and Frank Hensley.

Visitation for Katherine Whitaker will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Cliff Chrisman officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and Ted Schaffhouser. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Hensley, Eddie Hensley, Campy Baldwin, Donna Bohse and Pat Prather.

Mary Elizabeth Clay

Mary Elizabeth Clay

Mary Elizabeth “Sack” Clay, died Sunday, Mary 29, 2011 at the Berea Health Care Center. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Clay was a member of the First Baptist Church at Middletown where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Women in White, Missionary Board, and was active in her Sunday school class. She had been a member of the Berea Senior Citizens for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents John Shearer and Millie Walker Shearer and her husband, James A. Clay.

Mrs. Clay survivors include her nieces and nephews, Clara Wright and Saundra Shobe of Richmond, Myron Washington of Berea, Paul Shearer of Richmond, great nieces, Brenda Boggs, Hattie Bennett, Trina Spurlin and Lynn Boggs, all of Berea. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Clay will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the First Baptist Church at Middletown with Rev. J. K. Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Pallbearers will be Jay Boggs, Alan Miller, Chris Bennett, Paul Shearer, Bernard Denny and Leon Bennett. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the church. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Berea Senior Citizens, 214 W. Jefferson Street, Berea, Kentucky 40403.

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