RICHMOND — Danny Cruse, 63, husband of Estelle Adams Cruse, passed away Friday, December 2, 2011, in Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Danny was born September 1, 1948, in Richmond and was the son of Milton and Mary Johnson Cruse, both of whom preceded him in death. He was retired from I.B.M., had worked for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and was a safety officer with the Richmond Police Department. Danny also started the Senior’s Program in Richmond.
In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by: a brother, Jack H. Cruse. Survivors include: his wife, Estelle Cruse; his mother, Alma Jean Ragsdale of Indiana; two daughters, Ashlie Cruse Hatton (Brad) of Tampa, Fla., and Jamie Beth Cruse Ward (Jim) of Atlanta, Ga.; one extended daughter, Tina Howard of Richmond; three grandchildren, Jackson Hatton, Blake Elizabeth Hatton and Kathryn W. Ward; and two extended grandchildren, Alexandria Howard and D.J. Burberry.
Funeral services for Danny Cruse will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church of Richmond, with the Rev. Gene Strange and the Rev. Bruce Nettleton officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers will be Bill Strong, Jimmy Dale Williams, Jessie Cain, Bob Stephens, David Evans and Steve Gregg. Honorary pallbearers will be his sons-in-law, Brad Hatton and Jim Ward.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to: Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.
Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia Frances Cain
RICHMOND — Virginia Frances Cain, 89, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011, in Kenwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Richmond, Ky. Virginia was born December 2, 1921, to the late William and Belle Cain of Richmond, Ky. She was the widow of James L. Cain.
Mrs. Cain will be remembered as a hard working woman who for 50 years served home-cooked meals to the community at Cain””s Diner. She was a lady who enjoyed reading her Bible and tried to live each day as the Lord would want her to live. Virginia was a member of the Linden Street Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.
She is survived by: brother-in-law, Glen (Margaret) Cain of Richmond, Ky.; daughter-in-law, Nina Cain, formerly of Richmond, Ky.; and cousins, Dennis (Sheila) Cain of Hamilton, Ohio, Geneva (Riley) Reece of Richmond, Ky., and Nancy Willis of Berea, Ky.
In addition to her parents and husband, Virginia was preceded in death by: her son, Shelby Cain; an infant daughter; three sisters, Edna, Annabelle and Elsie Cain; and two brothers, George and Earl Cain.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2011, at Fritz and Turpin Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Bames officiating. Burial to follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery, Waco, Ky.
Visitation for Mrs. Cain will be Sunday, December 4, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Close friends and family will serve as pallbearers.
James H. “Jimmie” Tudor
James H. “Jimmie” Tudor, 78, of Richmond, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at Saint Joseph – East Hospital in Lexington.
He was born on January 26, 1933, in Garrard County, Kentucky, to the late James and Marie Ogg Tudor. He was a retired I B M employee and a retired farmer, who had a great love for farming. He was an Army veteran and attended Red House Baptist Church.
Mr. Tudor loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, which were the joy of his life. He loved to play basketball while growing up and always enjoyed watching the University of Kentucky Wildcats play. Mr. Tudor and his wife, Betty Meadows Tudor, had recently celebrated their 55 wedding anniversary.
In addition to his wife, Betty, he is survived by two daughters, Diana Barnard (Joe) and Carolyn Tudor, both of Richmond; one sister Betty Pearl Tudor Marcum of California, three grandchildren, Nicole Buker (Richard) of Florida, Melissa Barnard (Michael Francis) and Allison Barnard, both of Richmond; four great-grandchildren, Madison Barnard, Makenna Barnard, Steele Buker and Kylie Buker and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one great grandson, Landon Noe, two brothers, Carlos and George Tudor, and three sisters, Mary Francis Hurt, Malinda Isaacs and Geneva Tudor.
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. Butch Tanner and Bro. Gary Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens, where military honors will be observed. Friends will be received after 11:00 a.m. Saturday until the hour of service at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.
Pallbearers will be Bill Ward, Harold Bucher, Ray Ross, Dorlan Grimes, Lloyd Sallee, Billy May, and Artie Ross
Michael Dean Begley Jr.
RICHMOND — Michael Dean Begley, Jr., 27, of Central Court, passed away. He was born in Wabash, Ind., July 12, 1984. He had done masonry work and was known for his love of motorcycles and working on vehicles.
Survivors include: his father, Michael D. Begley; mother, Anna Rish Begley (Robert Blevins, Jr.); one stepbrother, Robert Leslee Blevins; his sister, Heather Nicole Horn (Jason); and his nieces and nephews, whom he dearly loved.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Michael D. Begley, Jr. Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 569, Richmond, KY 40476; or at the Citizens Guaranty Bank.
Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marta E. Roberts Kuehn
Marta E. Roberts Kuehn, 91, widow of Walter L. “Pop” Kuehn, passed away Sunday November 27, 2011 at Fountain Circle Health and Rehabilitation Center.
A native of New York City, New York, she was the daughter of the late Bertram W. Roberts and the late Marta Johnson Hagenlocher. Marta was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the Grace Lutheran Church.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Nancy Orbank (Bob) of Madison Co.; a son, Walter Kuehn (Glenna) of Clark Co.; 2 grandchildren, Joe and Chris McCoy; 2 step-grandchildren, Nancy Chafin and Judy Ladd; 4 great-grandchildren, Kyle, Evan and Kayla McCoy and Taylor McCoy-Eckleberry; 4 step-great-grandchildren, Kiefer and Courtney Chafin and Caitlin and Will Ladd; a sister-in-law, Ruthie Hellriegel of FL and 2 nieces, Aileen and Janice.
Services will be conducted at 10:00am Thursday Dec. 1 at Scobee Funeral Home by Pastors Lon Johnson and Tom Hoyt. Burial will follow in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Bob Orbank, Mike Sosby, Chris and Joe McCoy, Wendell Chafin and Walter Kuehn. Visitation will be 5-7pm Wednesday.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church General Fund, 108 Hemlock Rd., Winchester KY 40391.
Frank Marian Gregory
Sumter, SC — Frank Marian Gregory, age 83, beloved husband of Caroline Marie Germann Gregory, died on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
He was born on September 8, 1928 in Port Richmond, Philadelphia, a son of the late Frank Gregory and Stella Grabowski Gregory. He was of Polish American descent and later resided in Cornwells Heights and Richboro, Pennsylvania. Frank””””s occupation transfers moved his residences to Richmond, Kentucky and finally to Sumter, SC.
Frank graduated from Bensalem Township High School and attended trade schools plus Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, PA. His early work was as an Airframe Mechanic, Production Machine and Tooling Foreman for Kaiser Industries and he later retired from Exide/Yuasa Battery (Philadelphia, Richmond, Sumter) as manager of Manufacturing Services and Environmental Control.
Frank””””s public service included 25 years as a volunteer Fireman (Assistant Chief) in Richboro, PA. plus advising on the city of Richmond (Kentucky) Electrical Code Board. He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are: Two sons, Frank M. Gregory, Jr. and his wife Melinda of Forest, VA and Richard Edward Gregory and his wife Lisa of Taneytown, MD; a daughter, Jeanette Marie Gray and her husband Jeff of Rowlett, TX; two brothers, Michael Gregory of Osceola, PA and John Gregory of Frenchtown, NJ; a sister, Veronica Mitchell of Frenchtown, NJ; and four grandchildren, Kristin Gregory, Brian Gregory, Lauren Gregory, and Caelan Gregory. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Victor Gregory.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011at 11:00 am at St. Anne Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Burke, C.Ss. R. officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 6 – 8 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anne Catholic Church “Building Fund”, 216 E. Liberty Street, Sumter, SC 29150.
RICHMOND — Virgil Webb, 88, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2011, in the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center, Richmond, Ky. The son of the late Walter and Jalie Cain Webb, Virgil was born January 17, 1923, in Madison County. He was the widower of Edith Kaylor Webb.
Virgil was a long-time employee of Bybee Pottery where he crafted many of the well-known pottery designs. Mr. Webb was very proud to be honored as a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed watching the University of Kentucky Wildcats play basketball, but his most rewarding joys were the 60 years spent with his beloved wife, Edith and family, whom he loved dearly.
Mr. Webb is survived by his daughter: Betty Webb Howe, Richmond, Ky.; two sisters: Betty (Ralph) Bunger, Richmond, Ky.; Lillian Fritz, Richmond, Ky.; grandchildren; Tamara ( Darryl) Dison, Richmond, Ky.; Gary (Allison) Howe, Lexington, Ky.; and great grandchildren: Jordan Howe, Jared Howe, Drew Dison and Taylor Dison.
In addition to his parents and wife, Virgil was preceded in death by: daughters, Virgie Mae Webb, Rita Lynn Webb; sisters, Kitty Cain, Dorothy Napier; and brothers, Boyd, James Earl, Grover and Charlie Webb.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2011, at Fritz and Turpin Funeral Home with Lane Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at the Flatwoods Cemetery, Waco, Ky. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Darryl Dison, Drew Dison, Gary Howe, Richard Bogard, Tim Edmister and Robert Scott.