Obituaries November 21 to November 28, 2011

Gladys Jennings "Muff" Oliver

Gladys Jennings “Muff” Oliver

After almost 69 revolutions around the sun, Muff Oliver passed away on November 22, 2011, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky. She left peacefully so as to not disturb her family who were at her bedside.

Gladys Jennings (Muff) Oliver was born in Cartersville on January 17, 1943 to the late Howard and Flossie Jennings and was a member of the White Lick Baptist Church.

Muff is survived by her doting and loving husband of 47 years, Roger, her beloved children, Brigette Oliver Ryalls, Brandy Oliver Brown (Ben Robinson III), and Tony Oliver (Teri Thompson), and her grandchildren, Sebastian and Zane Brown and Annie and Jackson Ryalls, whom she absolutely adored.

She is also survived by two brothers, Ernest “Spot” Jackson Jennings and Carl Edgar (Dora Lynn) Jennings, her three nieces Carla Renee (Steve) Bates, Jacqueline Michelle (Bill) McManus, and Ginger Gay Jennings, a nephew Shannon “Shane” Howard Jennings, and many other loving family members and in-laws.

Muff graduated from the Paint Lick High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University. She left EKU to attend the Elizabeth Floyd Beauty College in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and worked as a beautician for several years in Richmond and Berea, most importantly with her beloved aunt, Jean Lamb. Muff quit work as a beautician to take on the job of a mother and wife full-time. Muff lived a full life of laughter and joy with her family and friends. She loved to sew, work in her flower and vegetable gardens, and travel, especially to the beach.

There will be a Service of Remembrance at the Davis and Powell Funeral Home in Berea, Kentucky, on Sunday, November 27th beginning at 2 p.m. Visitation with the family will follow.

The family requests gestures of remembrance be made through donations in Muff’s name to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, in Richmond, Kentucky.

Jay Harlin Prewitt

Jay Harlin Prewitt, 94, of Jessamine Co. formally of Lancaster, passed away Friday at VA Medical Center in Lexington Ky.He was preceded in death by his wife Alene Prewitt. Jay was born September 17, 1917 to his deceased parents Nathaniel Earl and Mary Jane Prewitt. He was an army veteran of WWII,and retired from Sargent and Greenleaf after 20 years, and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters Pearline Bicknell(Jim) of Berea, Bonnie McCracken(Roy) of Berea, and Ramona Fayne(Jack) of Lancaster, a brother Wallace Prewitt of Eubank, Ky, a sister Roberta Humes of Versailles, and a brother in law Gordon Long. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, twelve great- grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren. Jay was preceded in death by his sons Delbert Kenneth Prewitt, William Earl Prewitt, and David Michael Prewitt, three brothers Nathan Prewitt, Allen Prewitt, Clayton Prewitt, and three sisters Geneva Sebastian, Kathleen Prewitt, and Gwendaline Prewitt.

Funeral services will be Tuesday November 29, 2011 11:00 AM at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Browning officiating. Visitation Monday 5-8. Burial in Lancaster Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be the Thomas Hood Staff. The family would like to thank Thomas Hood and VA hospitals for their care and compassion.

James Donald Poynter

James Donald Poynter born January 23, 1942 went home to be with the Lord on Friday November 25, 2011. He was born in Rockcastle County to the late Laney and Agnes (Lambert) Poynter. He was a farmer and retired from Sherwin Williams Company, and member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and Trustee.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years Mary Ruth (Day) Poynter, two sons Donald Ray (Belinda) Poynter, Glen (Sharon) Poynter, one daughter Cathy (Scott) Wall, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. He also leaves behind five brothers.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by four brothers.

Funeral services will be 11 am Wednesday November 30, 2011 at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Mark McGuire and Bro. Neal Prather officiating. Burial will follow in the Robinson Cemetery in Cartersville. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-9 pm at Lakes Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Wendell Combs, Jim Keeton, Jarvis Martin, Lowell Moore, Jr. Rogers and Lewis Dean Reynolds. Honorary bearers will be Larry Chrisman, Red Bolton, Charles Sparks and Joseph Layton.

In lieu of flowers family request any donations be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, in care of the Treasurer Don Poynter, 846 Dreyfus Road, Berea, KY 40403

Jim Lakes

Jim Lakes age 80 of Berea passed away Thursday at Madison Manor in Richmond KY. Jim was born in Madison County to the late Willie and Nettie Jenkins Lakes, Jim was a Farmer and had driven a school bus for Madison County Schools. He and his wife Bethel attended the Cartersville Holiness Church and the 1016 Holiness Church and they visited many others.

Jim is survived by his wife Bethel Gray Lakes, and brothers Rance, Paul and Seab Anglin. Jim was preceded in death by his brothers Tommy, Albert, and Nute Lakes and his sisters Mattie Hunter, Elizzie Allen and Lizzie Lakes.

Funeral services will be Monday Nov. 28, 2011 at 2 pm at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Leonard Wilder and Bro. Bruce Alcorn officiating, visitation will be Monday after 10 am at Lakes Funeral Home until service time. Pallbearers will be Bill Hunter, Greg Hunter, Levi Hunter, Earmon Turner Jr., Ralph Rose, and Russell Isaacs, burial will be in the Red Lick Cemetery.

Anthony Keith Hollandsworth

Anthony Keith Hollandsworth 48, of Elkmont Dr. Berea died Sunday Nov. 20, 2011 in Rockcastle County. Anthony was disabled and had been a member of the Kentucky National Guard. He is preceded in death by his parents Virgil and Barbara Ann Van Winkle Hollandsworth, a son Anthony Lee Hollandsworth and brother Virgil Eugene Hollandsworth.

Anthony is survived by his wife Tamatha Hollandsworth of Middletown Ohio, and children: Tabatha Jean Hollandsworth, Georgia Lucretia Hollandsworth, Ruby Danielle Hollandsworth, and siblings: Billy Hollandsworth, Frankie Hollandsworth, Bobby Hollandsworth, Judy Welch, and Regina Lakes, and special niece Miranda Damrell. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren: Shawn Anthony Hollandsworth, Jaysten Hollandsworth, Nevaeh Hollandsworth, Landyn Hollandsworth, Aleena Damrell, Anna Belle Damrell, Charles Hollandsworth, Laeanna Wolford, Anthony Wolford, Ania Wolford, Ke’shawn Hollandsworth, and Kamea Hollandsworth.

Memorial services will be Saturday Nov 26, 2011 at 4 pm at The Revival Tabernacle Church on Big Hill Ave. in Richmond KY with Bro. David Lamb officiating . Lakes Funeral Home in Berea was in charge of arrangements

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