Obituaries May 30 to June 6

Christopher Keith Banks

Christopher Keith “Mooney” Banks

RICHMOND — Christopher K. “Mooney” Banks, 32, of Richmond, formerly of Whitesburg, died Friday, June 3, 2011, in his home.

Mr. Banks was born November 4, 1978, in Whitesburg, Ky., the son of Donald and Brenda Absher Banks. He loved fishing, cookin, and UK Basketball and Football. Chris loved being with his wife Jeanna and children. His family loved him in return, especially his grandmother Henrietta. He loved helping and pleasing people. Chris was never seen without a smile on his face.

In addition to his parents. he is survived by his wife: Jeanna Gray, two children: Cameron and Makenzie Banks, sister: Amy Holbrook (Brad) of Richmond; maternal grandmother: Henrietta Absher of Whitesburg, Ky.; mother-in-law, Donna Gray of Richmond; and two nephews, Benjamin and Conner Holbrook, of Richmond.

Mr. Banks was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: James O. and Emma C. Banks, maternal grandfather: Billy Absher, and grandmother-in-law: Roberta Thomas.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, at the Whitco Pentecostal Tabernacle in Whitesburg, Ky., with Rev. John Conn and Rev. Billy Conn officiating. Burial will follow in the Whitco Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, and from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday at the Whitco Pentecostal Tabernacle.

Pallbearers will be James Absher, Michael Absher, Jordan Absher, Timothy Absher, Peyton Absher, Thomas Absher, Adam Absher, Curtis Absher, Thomas Strange, Jamie Niece, Travis Slone, and Terry Gibson and B.B. Roark

Winifred Dellaro

Winifred Dellaro age 83, died peacefully Sunday May 29, 2011 at her home in Berea. Winifred was a former resident of Bath New York where she was the former President and member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, member of the St Mary’s Rosary Alter Society, and volunteer at the Ira Davenport Hospital.

While living in St Simons Island Georgia Winifred was active with Newcomers and Pastimers Club, the Georgia Historical Society, and volunteered at the Brunswick Memorial Hospital and St. Simons Island Lighthouse.

Winifred was preceded in death by her husband Carl J. Dellaro and her parents Charles and Kate Cotterill Curtis and a son Lynn I. Dellaro. Winifred is survived by her children: Timothy J. Dellaro and Clara L. Dellaro Vanderoef, and her sister Ruth Davie, as well as 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Tuesday June 7, 2011 at 11 am with Father Frank Brawner officiating, at Lakes Funeral Home. She will be buried alongside her husband Carl at the Bath National Cemetery in New York. Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Floyd Harlan Wrenn Sr.

Floyd Harlan Wrenn Sr., 79, of Stanford passed away on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at Fort Logan Hospital, Stanford. He was born on February 14th, 1932 in Lexington to the late Ollie Bruce & Mary Elizabeth Hubbard Wrenn.

Floyd was a truck driver and member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church. Floyd served our country in the Korean War. He will be remembered for his love of dogs, especially beagles.

Floyd leaves behind his wife, of 52 years, Jeanette Keel Wrenn of Stanford, two sons Floyd Wrenn, Jr. and his wife Andrea of Florence and Steve H. Wrenn of Richmond; three daughters Linda Gullette of Richmond, Donna Tudor and her husband Bill of Richmond, and Odie Young and her husband Curtis of Stanford; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings, Chester, Grace, Oscar, Roscoe, William, Jesse, J. T., Lester and Hazel Wrenn.

Funeral services for Floyd will be 11 AM, Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at Friendship Church with Bro. Johnny Adamson officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 9 PM, Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 at Fox Funeral Home.

Esther Alexander Messenger

Esther Alexander Messenger 89, Paint Lick, KY, passed away May 28, 2011. She was born to Leslie and Ruby Boughton Alexander on Aug. 17, 1921. She was a graduate of Pike High School and was a Women””s Army Corp veteran of WWII. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert D. Messenger; brother Forrest M. Alexander; sisters Doris L. Brown and Ethel M. Kersey.

She is survived by daughter Deborah Messenger, Paint Lick, KY; stepdaughters Linda Weber, Indianapolis, and Cheryl (Jim) Cantrell, San Antonio, TX; 5 step grandchildren and 8 step great grandchildren; brother-in-law Charles Kersey, St. Petersburg, FL; sister-in-law Loretta Alexander, Zionsville.

Funeral services will be 1pm Wed. June 1 at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg, Ind., with visitation there from 11am-1pm. Burial will be in The North Liberty Cemetery in Indianapolis.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heritage Hospice, PO Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423 or Compassionate Care Plus, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.

Sharon Lee Meek Wilson

PROVIDENCE — Sharon Lee Meek Wilson, 75 of Richmond, born July 28, 1935, died June 3, 2011, at Markey Cancer Center, Lexington, Ky. She was the daughter of Bryan F. and Edith J. Bell Meek, who preceded her in death, and the widow of Foster T. Wilson.

Surviving are a daughter Brenda Kay Wright (Tony) of Campbellsville, Ky., and son Michael E. Wilson of Richmond. She had three grandchildren, Shannon Wilson (Susie), Jennifer Rogers (Robbie), Tonya Bennifield (Jan), eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are brothers Max Bryan Meek (Glenda) of Lebanon, Ky., and Terry E. Meek (Donna) of Richmond, Ky.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice or a charity of your choice. No services will be conducted. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens, Campbellsville, Ky.

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