Obituaries October 17 to October 24, 2011

Garland Adkins

Garland E. Adkins

Garland E. Adkins, 85, of Mt. Vernon, died Friday, October 21, 2011 at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was a Hamilton, Ohio, native born Jan. 7, 1926, son of the late William and Maudie Blair Adkins, U. S. Army veteran, retired General Motors employee, member of the Louisville Chapter American Legion, National Rifle Association, Life member North American Hunting Club, and attended Copper Creek Missionary Baptist Church. After retirement in 1981, Garland moved to Kentucky where he spent much of his free time hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Evans Adkins; 2 children, Red Adkins, Peggy Adkins; 1 step-son, Michael GIll; 2 sisters, Flossie, Dorothy; 2 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren; 2 nieces and 2 nephews.

Memorial Service to be held at a later date. Date and time to be announced.

Wallace Worrell

Wallace Worrell

RICHMOND — Wallace Worrell, 96, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011, in Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Madison County on July 26, 1915, to John Ballard and Ora Lee Cochran Worrell, both of whom preceded him in death. Mr. Worrell was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired employee of the Bluegrass Army Depot. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a sister, Gladys Worrell; and a brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Christine Worrell.

Mr. Worrell is survived by: his loving wife, Ada Perkins Worrell; two daughters, Helen Griggs and husband, Shelby, of Richmond, and Sharon McCracken and husband, Terry, of Huntersville, N.C.; two sons, Steve Worrell and wife, Patty, of Huntersville, N.C., and Wallace Wayne Worrell of Campbellsville, Ky.

He also leaves: his grandchildren, Ryan Griggs and wife, Jodi, of Richmond, Sarah Plett and husband, Andrew, of Salem, Ore., Kevin Worrell of Berea, Carrie Compton of Edmonton, Ky., Charrie Satterly of Campbellsville, Ky., as well as several great grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Pastor Steve Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received from 12:30 p.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Worrell, Chris Stanifer, Mike Grannan, Byron Perkins, Ryan Griggs, Steve Strong and Pascal Warmouth.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his memory be made to the First Church of the Nazarene or to the American Heart Association.

Marilyn House Pope

Marilyn Pope

Marilyn “Mickey” House Criner Pope, 69, died Sat. Oct. 22, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. A native of Jessamine County she was born Oct. 6, 1942, to the late William Fountain and Mary E. Teater House. She was an Registered Nurse working with Hospice of the Bluegrass in administration and the loving wife of Miles H. Pope. Mickey graduated from the UK Nursing school, was an employee of the Good Samaritan Hospital for 20 years, and a volunteer for the Lexington Humane Society due to her love for animals especially dogs. Her hobbies included family, traveling, snow skiing and most recently golf.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a son Andrew P. Criner, wife Jane, Paducah, brother Billy Fount House, Sandy Hammons, a sister Mildred Don Tracy, 2 granddaughters Kate and Caroline Criner and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death in 1980 by John C. Criner, Jr. her first husband and father of her son.

Service will be 1:00 PM Tues. Oct. 25, at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home, burial in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Honoring her as pallbearers will be Charles Logan Miller, Steve and Tal House, Barrett Agee, Billy R. Teater, and James Black. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM on Mon. Oct. 24, at the funeral home. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Humane Society or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Vivian Kimbrell

LEXINGTON — Vivian S. Kimbrell, 96, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011, in the Lexington Country Place, Lexington, Ky. Vivian, the daughter of Thomas Blair and Lula Neely Stephenson was born February 18, 1915. Mrs. Kimbrell was the widow of the late Roye Dean Kimbrell.

Vivian will be remembered by many as one who gave to others first. She was an educator with the Madison County Schools system for many years as a first grade teacher at Kingston Elementary. Teaching in the Clark County school system is also included in her 28 year tenure as a first grade teacher. Reading was her joy and she shared that interest with her students and family. Working outdoors, tending to her garden and flowers was another of her many talents. Mrs. Kimbrell took a great interest in watching the news of the world and her community.

She is survived by: her only son, Dean Kimbrell and his wife, Deanna of Versailles; a sister, Pearl Manning of Berea, KY; stepgrandsons, David (Holly) Bivona of Lexington, Ky., and Chad Bivona of Versailles, Ky.; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins who also mourn her passing. In addition to her beloved husband and parents, Vivian was preceded in death by: her brother, Jay Stephenson; and two sisters, Lillian Wagers and Mary Ruth McWhorter.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2011, at Fritz and Turpin Funeral Home. Funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Joe Beale

RICHMOND — Joe Carl Beale, 50, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011, in his home in Richmond. He was born in Murray, Ky., on March 30, 1961, the son of Leon and Margarie Nell Beale. He was employed in the maintenance department of Telford Terrace. He collected CCR records and enjoyed listening to their music.

Survivors include: his wife, Sheila McDonald Beale; his father and mother-in-law, James and Nora McDonald of Buchanan, Tenn. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles L. Beale.

There will be no public services. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mabel McKinney

BEREA — Mabel McKinney, 88, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011, in the Berea Health Care Center in Berea. Mabel was born in Jackson County, Ky., to the late Roy Lee and Edith Young McKinney. She was retired from Parker Seal Company.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: eight siblings, Ruth Eleanor McKinney, Eva Marie McKinney, Virginia Slusher, Mildred Jane Mayne, Thomas Oliver McKinney, Mack Enis McKinney, James Alford McKinney and Harlow Dennis McKinney.

She is survived by: her brother, Charles (Wathena) McKinney; a sister-in-law, Ann McKinney; five nephews, Gordon Dale (Judy) Slusher, Mike McKinney, Joel (Sandra) McKinney, Jay Mayne and Shane McKinney; five nieces, Joyce Slusher, Sherri (Bill) Miller, Louise (Rob) Grenell, Connie (Paul) Newman and Dawn Burgio; and many great-nieces and nephews also survive her.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 23, 2011, at Lakes Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Taylor and the Rev. Greg Lakes officiating. Burial will be Monday at Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lakes Funeral Home.

Doug Sewell

RICHMOND — Doug Sewell, 79, of Race Track Road, husband of Lula Estes Sewell, passed away Wednesday. Mr. Sewell was a native of Madison County, a son of the late Ules and Lizzie Riddle Sewell. He was a retired employee of Bundy Tubing, and a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Sewell was preceded in death by: sister, Marie Combs; and a great-great-grandson Cameron Clark.

Survivors besides his wife Lula include: three daughters, Lorna and husband Wayne Lunsford of Berea, Paula and husband Larry Norris of Jackson Co., Marcia and husband Steve Lane of Garrard Co.; a brother, Donald and wife Carrie Sewell of Irvine; a sister, Virginia and husband Jackie Stone of Irvine; four granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Services will be conducted Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home, with Bro. Linville Dunaway officiating. Burial will follow in Fielder Cemetery. Friends may call any time after 6 p.m. Friday, October 21.

Pallbearers will be Danny Sewell, Jeff Sewell, Stanley Harrison, Curtis Gordon, Shawn Clark and Greg Brandenburg.

Min. Michael Parks

Michael Parks

Dayton — Min. Michael Parks, 62, of Dayton, departed this life Sunday, October 16, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital. A resident of Dayton more than 30 years and a minister at Harvest Light Family Ministries. He was a lover of sports, and retiree of Five Rivers Metro Parks, Emery Freight and the U.S. Army.

Survivors include: loving wife Pastor Thelma C. Parks; children Vanessa (Pastor Floyd) Ballew, Richmond, Ky., Mica, Adrian and Tesha Parks all of Dayton; nine siblings, Ruben Jr.(Rose) Parks, Pueblo, Colo., Carrie (Gary) Noland, Shirley Smith, Frank Parks all of Richmond, Ky., Louise (Gary) Ward of Lexington, Ky., Freddie (Adora) Parks, Richmond, Ky., Jamie (Pam) Parks, Alice Parks, Robert (Libby) Parks all of Lexington, Ky.; father and mother-in-law, John and Mattie Stone, Sr.; three grandchildren, Arriel, Micah and Adriana; special friends, Michael Johnson, Kenny Smith and Larry Vaughn. A host of other loving in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends survive.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2011, at Ark Ministries, 5310 Packard Drive, Huber Heights. The Rev. Gregory Parker, Pastor. Rev. J. J. Prewitt, officiating. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Interment Dayton National Cemetery.

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