Obituaries August 1 to August 8

James Durham Alford

James Durham Alford

RICHMOND — James Durham Alford, 83, of Richmond, departed this life on August 5, 2011, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center surrounded by his family. James was born on July 15, 1928, in Danville, Ky., and was the son of Otis D and Viola Raynes Alford, both of whom preceded him in death. Two great grandchildren, Kylie Lynn Kidd and David Elijah Paher preceded him in death. James was a retired teacher from Eastern Kentucky University where he taught for 23 years, and a former Director of Accounts in the Finance Department for the state of Kentucky. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ on Goggins Lane in Richmond, Ky., where he served as an elder for 35 years. He was a Scoutmaster for Troop 98 in Lexington, Ky., for four years.

Survivors include: his wife, Rosabel Raines Alford; two sons, James H (Jeanetta) Alford of Murfreesboro, Tenn., David A. (Judy) Alford of Owingsville, Ky.; two daughters, Linda Carol (Gary) Rice of Livingston, Texas, and Barbara (Dwight) McMullin of Richmond; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dean (Carolyn) Alford of Richmond; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 7 at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home in Richmond, Ky., with Jay Dixon officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Dr. Berea, KY 40403.

Betty Lou Brockman Curry

Betty Lou Curry

BEREA — Betty Lou (Brockman) Curry, 74, of Berea, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2011. Betty was the devoted wife of 57 years to Ray Curry, loving mother to Regina Gail Jordan and Mark (Brenda) Curry, and a cherished nana to her one-and-only grandson, Claighton Curry, all of Berea. She is also survived by: one brother, Russell (Brenda) Brockman of Richmond; one sister, Linda (Brockman) Isaacs of Waco; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends including a special family friend, Lisa (Mark) Tyree of Stuarts Draft, Va. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Henry and Frances (Barnes) Brockman; one brother, James Brockman; and her son-in-law, Bill Jordan.

For over 30 years, she was a faithful member of the Berea Baptist Church, and the Pearl Sunday School Class. She taught Sunday School, helped with Vacation Bible School, the Valentine Banquet, and served on the Teller Committee for 15 years. She was known for her bookkeeping skills for several businesses and the family owned hardware store, Curry’s Hardware. Her fun-loving personality and quick wit will be greatly missed.

Funeral visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 2011, at Berea Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2011, at Berea Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Slemp officiating. Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Randy Childers, Jay Vaughn, Derek Humfleet, Billy Campbell and Eugene Stagner. Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Brockman, Claighton Curry, Coleman Sadler, Donnie Sadler and Skip Marion. Expressions of sympathy may be made to: the Berea Baptist Church or the Residents Activity Fund at Berea Health Care Center. Davis & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Reba Mae Clark

Fairfield, Ohio – Reba Mae Clark Formerly of Richmond went home Monday, August 1, 2011.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Reba is survived by her husband of 61 years, Blaine Clark Jr., whom as a Madison High School cheerleader in the late 1940s she cheered on in basketball games. She also is survived by: five children, Blaine III (Jean Henry), Charles, Brady (Jill Ortman), Kevin (Linda Dronberger), Kelly Kastens (Rob Kastens); and seven grandchildren, Alexandra Clark, Sarah Clark, Cameron Clark, Colton Clark, Kylie Kastens, Blaine Kastens and Joshua Clark. Surviving siblings include: Ray Coy (Billa), Hugh Coy (Jane) and John Coy (Toni).

Visitation will be conducted Thursday, August 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday, August 5 from 11 a.m. to noon at Avance Funeral Home in Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Fairfield Church of Christ, 745 Symmes Road, Fairfield, Ohio, 45014.

David Ray Shepperson

RICHMOND — David Ray “Dave, The Wave” Shepperson, 42, of Norwood Dr., passed away Monday, August 01, 2011 at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center. Dave was born in Elizabethtown, Ky., May 14, 1969, to the Rev. Ralph and the late Wanda Alice Day Shepperson. He was a member of the Lancaster Road Church of God.

Survivors include: his wife, Connie Price Shepperson; one son, Josh Shepperson (LeeAnn); his daughter, Amber Shepperson, both of Richmond; his sister-in-law, Christina King (Tommy); his niece, Sydney King; his nephew, Brandon Campbell; his “honorary children,” Brandon, Eric, Beth and Bryce Stewart and Nick Mason; and his “honorary grandchildren,” Cameron Stewart and Jaelynn Miles.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lancaster Road Church of God, 1246 Lancaster Rd., Richmond, with the Rev. Butch Payne and the Rev. Owen Moody officiating. Burial will follow in the Viney Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church and after 11 a.m. Thursday until service time.

Pallbearers will be Nick Mason, John Partin, Dwight Horn, Eric Stewart, Brandon Stewart, Jentry Moore, Jacob Strange and Rick Hendrix. Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Hoover and Bryce Stewart.

The family requests donations to: The David Shepperson Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 569, Richmond, KY 40476.

James Daniel (Dannie) Hiatt

Dunedin, Fla. — James Daniel (Dannie) Hiatt, 60, formerly of Richmond, passed away July 10, 2011, in Dunedin, Fla. He was a native of Madison County and the son of the late Jesse and Eva Hiatt. Dannie was a Golf Pro for more than 35 years in Richmond and Florida. He loved UK basketball, golfing and was a member of the Kirksville Baptist Church.

He was preceded in his wife Janet Lakes Hiatt and one stepson Ricky Justice. Dannie is survived by: his wife Frankie Lowe Hiatt; three stepchildren Scott (Laura) Justice, Sean Justice and Nicole Justice Mack; two grandchildren Casey Justice and Colt Daniel Justice; four sisters, Barbara (Eugene) Burns of Dreyfus, Frances Parker of Big Hill, Betty Tudor of Richmond, and Connie Middleton of Big Hill; two nieces Becky Tudor and Genia Chaney; and two nephews Stacey Burns and Mark Burns.

Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 6, at Kirksville Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with Ronnie (Butch) Pennington officiating.

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