Obituaries October 10 to October 17, 2011

Rev. Malcolm Ramsey Carrick

Rev. Malcolm Ramsey Carrick

Rev. Malcolm Ramsey Carrick, 85, passed away Friday evening, October 14th, 2011, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky.

Mr. Carrick was born in Portland, Oregon on December 27th, 1925, and was raised from the age of eight in San Francisco, California. He graduated from Park College in Parkville, Missouri and San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California.

Following his ordination as a Presbyterian Minister in 1950, he was commissioned by the United Presbyterian Church USA to be a missionary in Japan. During his language school year in Kyoto, he met his wife to be, Jean Holmes, who was a commissioned missionary in Japan with the Presbyterian Church US. They were married in Kobe, Japan in November of 1951.

Malcolm and Jean began their years together in the city of Hamamatsu. In 1964 they moved to the Kobe area where, for the rest of their years in Japan, they helped found three congregations in the neighboring communities of Suzurandai, Oike, and Kawanishi. Upon their retirement in 1990, they moved back to the United States, eventually settling near one of their sons in Berea, Kentucky in 1992.

The Carricks quickly made Berea their home, and touched the lives of nearly everyone they came in contact with. They had a special way of interacting with those around them, and made many friends in the community. They could both regularly be seen at Berea Hospital where they were volunteers.

Mr. Carrick was preceded in death by Jean, his wife of 59 years. He is survived by his four sons, Andrew, Alexander, Timothy, and Thomas and their spouses; twelve grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

According to their wishes, Mr. & Mrs. Carricks ashes are to be interred in Kobe, Japan, in the communal cemetery plot of the Suzurandai Church. A memorial service for the Rev. Carrick will be held at the Journey Community Church in Richmond on Saturday, October 29th at 4:00pm. All who touched their lives are welcome to attend.

Earl Gene Rose

Earl Gene Rose, 75, of Dreyfus, passed away Thursday evening, October 13, 2011 at his home. He was born February 4, 1936 at Dreyfus to the late Albert and Mattie Rose. Earl was a safe builder with Mosler Safe Company of Hamilton, Ohio before returning to Kentucky. He was a member of Pony Express Holiness Church of Berea.

Earl is survived by one son, Christopher (Sally) Lear and four daughters, Debbie Benge, Connie Rose, Jennifer George, Amanda Scott; one brother, Curtis Rose; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 siblings and 1 grandchild.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 20 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Artie Alexander and Bro. David Hensil officiating. Burial will follow at the Earl G. Rose Family Cemetery in Dreyfus with grandchildren serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Hospice Care Plus.

Myrtle Huff Dowden

Myrtle Elizabeth Huff Dowden

Myrtle Elizabeth Huff Dowden, 96, of Miamisburg, Ohio died Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Butler County Hospice Center in Middletown, Ohio. She was born in Berea on September 27, 1915, daughter of the late Andy and Laura Howard Huff. She relocated to the Miamisburg area at the age of 20. Myrtle was a member of Far Hills Baptist Church of Dayton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael. Survivors include 1 son, Walter Douglas (Joyce) Dowden, and 1 grandson, Michael Douglas Dowden of Ohio, as well as numerous relatives and friends.

There will be no visitation. Graveside Service 1:00 PM, Monday, October 17, 2011 at Berea Cemetery. Reppert Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Chlotile Reynolds Moberly

Chlotile Reynolds Moberly

Chlotile Reynolds Moberly, 90, widow of Russell Lee Moberly, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Central Baptist Hospital.

She was born at Buckeye in Garrard Co., Ky., Sept. 18, 1921, the daughter of Allie and Minnie Lee Collins Reynolds. She was a graduate of Kirksville High School and worked alongside her husband in Contractors Lumber & Supply in Lexington. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she enjoyed the Bethany Sunday School Class, and was active in the Women’s Missionary Union over the years. She was a volunteer and Lifetime Member of Central Baptist Hospital Auxiliary which she served as Treasurer for 18 years. She loved being a homemaker and her greatest joy in life was her family.

Survivors include two daughters, Jane Russell Boyd and her husband, Ron, of Richmond and Nora Katherine Moberly, of Louisville; two grandchildren, Cassie Baldwin and her husband, Brent, of Richmond and Joshua Boyd and his wife, Amanda, of Charlestown, IN; four great-grandchildren, Chase Boyd Baldwin, Tilly Margaret Baldwin, Dawson Stephen Boyd and Alexis Nicole Boyd; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clayton Reynolds (Martha McCollum) and Harlin “Cork” Reynolds (Ruth Hendren).

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Tuesday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Joe Reynolds, Dan Reynolds, Joshua Boyd, Brent Baldwin, Chase Baldwin and Billy Collins. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Bethany Sunday School Class.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. James Borders and Dr. Kip Crager and the caring staff of 4 North at Central Baptist Hospital.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Nannie Lee Lackey Mission Fund at First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond, KY 40475.

William Hall

William Hall, of Richmond, passed away Saturday evening at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Ralph Isaacs

BEREA — Ralph Isaacs, age 70, of London Lane of Berea, passed away Friday October 14, 2011, at his home.
Ralph was born in Jackson County, Ky., to Charlie Isaacs and the late Annie Powell Isaacs. He was a machine operator for Davis Elliott Contracting and he was a member of Valley Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by: his wife, Naomi Jean Sears Isaacs. He is survived by: his father Charlie Isaacs; four children, Ralph Kevin (Paula Sue) Isaacs, Angela Hurst, Antonja Dooley, all of Berea, and William Daniel (Teressa) Isaacs of Mt. Vernon; 11 siblings Raymond Isaacs, Luther Isaacs, LeRoy Isaacs, Herbert Isaacs, Mary Sue Watkins, Sarah Jane Neeley, Barbara June Turner, Hobert Isaacs, Janet Carol Vaughn, Joyce Gail Thompson and James William Isaacs; seven grandchildren, Kevin Brandon Isaacs, Daniel Matthew Hurst, Ralph Douglas Isaacs, Elizabeth Courtney Isaacs, Lillian Renee Dooley, Tabatha Ann Cromer and Emily Catherine Isaacs also survive him.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 2 p.m. at Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Shelton and the Rev. Jerry Owens officiating. Burial will follow in the Isaacs Family Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday after 6 p.m. at Valley Baptist Church.

Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cesco Omer Vickers, Jr.

Cesco Omer Vickers

Mountain Top, Pa. — Cesco Omer Vickers, Jr., 80, of Mountain Top, Pa., died peacefully with his family at his side, Thursday, October 13, 2011, at Smith Health Care, Mountaintop. Born April 17, 1931, in Duval, W.Va., he was a son of the late Cesco Omer Vickers, Sr., and Emmer Ann Vickers.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his wife, Bettie Clark-Vickers. He is survived by: his son, Tim Vickers and his wife Gerri of Mountaintop; his daughter, Marlene Williams and her husband J.C. of Richmond, Ky.; grandchildren, Matthew and Jessica Vickers and Max and Zak Tilford; sister, Orphie Browning of Dunbar, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 17, 2011, at 10 a.m., at Christ United Methodist Church, 175 S. Main Rd., Mountain Top, with the Rev. Stephen Sours officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call Sunday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the church.

Interment will take place at noon, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, in Hillcrest Memorial Park, 2089 Versailles Rd., Lexington, KY, 40504. Kentucky friends are invited to attend a graveside service with the Rev. Joseph Wood officiating in the cemetery.

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