Obituaries July 14 – 21, 2013

Nancy Short
Nancy Short

Nancy Short

Nancy DeLores Short (Minton), 62, of Richmond, the wife of Harlin “Pooch” Minton, and the daughter of Jesse N. Short (Nancy) and Margaret Helen Vanderpool Short, passed away Saturday morning, July 20, 2013, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Nancy was born in Richmond, Kentucky, on February 7, 1951. She was valedictorian of her graduating class at Madison High School. Upon graduation she attended Eastern Kentucky University. After working at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home during high school, she worked at Fort Boonesboro State Park. She retired from EnerySys Corporation where she served as manager of the Human Resource Department.

Nancy was a kind and giving person, who made a lasting impression on everyone she met. Her smile, laugh and cheery disposition would brighten up the day of those she was around. Nancy served as a director of the Madison County Fair and Horse Show and was involved with all the pleasure and walking horse shows. She was active statewide in the walking horse community, serving as a director of the Bluegrass Pleasure and Walking Horse Association and former secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Kentucky Walking Horse Association. In addition to showing horses she tabulated the results of horse shows in Kentucky and surrounding states.

In addition to her husband and parents, Nancy is survived by a brother: Roger Short (Judy); step-brother: Greg Rose (Melissa), nephews: Chris Short (Liz), Brett Short, Eric Short, step-nephew: Ted Rose; step-nieces: Jessica Rose, Madison Rose, Jadyn Rose; great-niece: Laken Childress (Coty); great nephews: Tyler Short, Logan Short; step-sons: Joey Minton and Pete Minton; step-grandchildren: Joseph Minton, Josh Minton, Nikki Minton; and her constant, loyal loving canine companion, Summer Trix. She leaves behind a host of other loving relatives and numerous devoted friends.

Nancy was preceded in death by her brother: Scotty Lyn Short.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Bishop and Bro. Greg Lakes officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Chris Short, Brett Short, Eric Short, Tyler Short, Logan Short, Jack Short, Greg Rose and Joey Minton.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of Baptist Health, especially the Intensive Care Unit and to the staff of Hospice Care Plus, especially the Compassionate Care Center.

Donations may be made in memory of Nancy to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, Kentucky 40403 or to The Madison County Fair and Horse Show, P.O. Box 699, Richmond, Kentucky 40476.

Geneva Abramczyk
Geneva Abramczyk

Geneva Abramczyk

Geneva Abramczyk, 89, widow of Paul Abramczyk passed away Sunday, July 14th at her home, after a long illness. Mrs. Abramczyk was a native of Leona Mines Virginia, a daughter of the late Robert and Lucy Burhart Perry. She was preceded in death by her son Dennis Mendoza.

Survivors include her granddaughter Yvette Horvath; her sisters Geraldine Walden, Gerthaline Wright, Odessa Curry, Nadine Kelly; numerous nephews and nieces.

Services will be held Friday July 19th at 11:00 AM, at Heritage Funeral Home, with Fr. Frank Brawner officiating. Burial will follow in the Bradford Cemetery in Corbin, KY. Friends may call anytime after 6:00 PM Thursday evening.

Larry Dale Gray Jr.

Larry Dale Gray Jr., 47, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday evening, after arrival at Baptist Health – Richmond. He was born March 27, 1966, in Richmond, Indiana, to Larry Dale Gray Sr., and the late Clyda Sue Prather Gray. He had served in the U. S. Army and had retired from the Bluegrass Army Depot. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his daughter, Jaymi Gray, of Hawaii; one brother, Gary Lee Gray, of Richmond; two sisters, Robin Lorraine Cain, of Richmond, and Devena Gray Bourne, of Waco; and his longtime companion, Rebecca Dixon, of Richmond, and her daughters, Emily Kristen Dixon and Shelbie Darlene Dixon.

Funeral services for Larry Dale Gray Jr. will be noon Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Greene officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Gray, Jerry Gray, Brandon Gray, Tim Gray, Lloyd Rhodus and Charlie Prather. Brian Gray will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Stanley Sparks

Stanley Sparks, 67, of Kingston, husband of Dana Maupin Sparks, passed away at his home Friday, July 19, 2013 after a lengthy illness. Stan was born in Berea, Kentucky, the son of the late Ernest and Lucille Kinnaird Sparks, on December 3, 1945. Stan had lived in Madison County his entire life.

In addition to his wife, Dana, Stan is survived by: his brothers, Sherman Edward Sparks, Howard Russell Sparks and wife Ruthann, Patrick Scott Sparks and wife Tonya; a sister, Shirley Sparks Chitwood; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law, Lloyd Doty Maupin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: two infant brothers, Timothy and John Turner Sparks; sister-in-law, Judy Sparks; and mother and father-in-law Lloyd L. and Janet Doty Maupin.

Stan was an active member of Hays Fork Baptist Church until ill health prevented him from attending.

Stan was owner and operator of Sparks Construction Company. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting, farming, taking care of his horses and cattle.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie “Butch” Pennington, Rev. Hamilton Valentine and Rev. Vincent Carman officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until service time on Monday.

Pallbearers will be Paul Baker, Lloyd Doty Maupin, William Joseph Armstrong, Virgil McGee Jr., Raymond Biggs, Fred Tilsley and Todd Doty Moberly.

Honorary bearers will be Tommy and Marie Simpson, Vernon Vaught, Sherman Sparks, Rus Sparks, Patrick Sparks, Randy Hellard, Tim Hellard, Harold Ray McQueen and Wendell Lee Pitts.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory are suggested to Hays Fork Baptist Church Building Fund, 4447 Hays Fork Road, Richmond, KY 40475.

Ann Cates Masters

Ann Cates Masters, 96, of Poosey Ridge, Richmond, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013. She was born in the Owsley Fork section of Madison County, Ky., on Sept. 13, 1916, the daughter of W.M. “Bill” and Goldie Agee Cates.

She was the widow of William Clay “Duff” Masters and was preceded in death by: her children, Carson Masters and Patricia Ann Broaddus; one brother, George B. Cates; four sisters, Ethel Collins, Carrie McCulley, Ina Florence Cates and Mable Prather.

Ann was a homemaker, who along with her husband operated the family farm which she continued after his death. She was a member of the Salem Christian Church.

Survivors include: her two grandsons, B.R. Masters (Kim) and Lucien Clay Broaddus; four great-grandchildren, Dylan and Gavin Broaddus, Cullen and Larkin Rae Masters; a loyal son-in-law, J.T. Broaddus; daughter-in-law and devoted caregiver, Judy Masters; one loving sister, Stella Davis, whose care enabled her to remain in her home during her later years.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. John McCord and Johny Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: J.T. Broaddus, Gordon Cotton, Jimmy Cotton, Billy Collins, Alfred Winkler, Wendell Harvey and Randall Harvey.

Walter Delaney

Walter Delaney age 66, husband of Diane Delaney, died Wednesday July 17, 2013 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Walter was a Heavy Equipment operator and member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Berea. He was born in Garrard County to the late Henry and Lucille Delaney; he was preceded in death by two grandchildren Isaiah Thomas Delaney and Joshua Henry Delaney and brothers Robert Clifton Delaney and Larry William Delaney.

Walter is survived by his wife Diane Delaney of Berea, his children, Phillip (Mary) Delaney, James (Kim) Delaney, Angie (Greg) Thacker, Bobby (Cristi) Abner, Vicki Spivey, Donna (Kenny) Branham, sisters; Lettie Sexton, Elizabeth Simpson, Jackie Whitis and brother Daniel Delaney, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday from 6-9 pm at Lighthouse Baptist Church. Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services for Walter will be Monday July 22, 2013 at Lighthouse Baptist Church at 11 am. Burial will be in the Berea Cemetery, Bro. Roy Himes will officiate services.

Pallbearers will be James Allen Delaney II, Michael Allen Keaton, Dalton Turner, Derek Thacker, Dylan Thacker, and Kenny Pierson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Henry Carpenter, Ralph Carpenter, Kenny Montgomery, and Kenny Branham.

Calvin Curtis Dean

Calvin Curtis Dean, age 84 ,of High Point, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday July 17, 2013. Calvin was born in Jackson County, Kentucky, to the late Gordon and Myrtle Hudson Dean.

He was a retired manager for a waste water treatment plant in Richmond, Indiana, where he spent most of his years before moving to North Carolina.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Carrier Dean, and several siblings.

He is survived by: his children, Gary Dean, Bruce Dean, Alan Dean, Rick Dean, Wanda Evans, Patricia Larsen and Terry Dean; three sisters, Vola Dean, Lola Gay and Ruby Renfro, nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Silver Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Hisle officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, July 22, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Silver Creek Baptist Church. Lakes Funeral Home of Berea are in charge of the arrangements.

Martha Elizabeth Stoddart
Martha Elizabeth Stoddart

Martha Elizabeth Stoddart

Martha Elizabeth Terrill Stoddart passed away on July 18, 2013 in Cincinnati Ohio. She was born in Madison County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Joseph Maupin and Mary Witt Terrill; and a beloved wife to her late husband, William Bigelow Stoddart.

Mrs. Stoddart attended Madison County schools and Mont Verde Academy of Lake County Florida. She moved to Detroit, Michigan, to live with one of her sisters where she met her husband.

She grew up in Kingston Kentucky and after moving away enjoyed visiting the Terrill Farm for family reunions and visits with friends. She loved music, learning to play piano and guitar as a child and later to play the organ. Singing popular music and hymns in church brought a smile to her face. She enjoyed sharing in worship and church fellowships and potlucks. Golf was one of her interests, she won a few trophies while she was able to play and later watched tournaments on television with her family. At her home she kept small flocks of song birds well fed and treasured the companionship of dogs and cats.

Martha is survived by: her sons, William Christopher Terrill Stoddart and Jefferson Donald Stoddart; and grandsons, William Trevor Blake, Darren Wade Stoddart and wife Tracey Wooden Stoddart, and Jeffrey William Stoddart.

She is also survived by a great-granddaughter, Isabella Camden Clair Stoddart and by many wonderful nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Gordon M. Terrill and Jefferson Cox Terrill, and seven sisters, Ann Terrill Azbill, Tommie Terrill Carman, Josephine Terrill Izlar, Sue Terrill Hayes, Nancy Terrill Dunn Mary Terrill Amster and June Terrill Broadrick. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 July 24 at Oldham Roberts Powell funeral home. The memorial service for Martha Stoddart will follow with Cecil Dunn officiating. Burial will be at Richmond Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome or donations may be made in her memory to Clovernook / Health Care Management Group, Hospice of Cincinnati or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Jennie A. White

Jennie A. White, 100, of Irvine, formerly of Richmond, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at her home. She was born April 25, 1913, in Madison County to the late James M. and Grace Todd Anderson, both of whom preceded her in death. She was the widow of Raymond White. Mrs. White was a retired employee of Westinghouse in Richmond and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Pam Richardson (Linville Arthur); three grandchildren, Tamara Richardson, Sharla Dawes and Danny Proctor (Pamela); five great grandchildren, Tracy, Aaron, Taylor, Ryan, and Breanna; and one son-in-law, Vernon J. Proctor. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Gloria Proctor; three brothers, Arthur Anderson, Orville Anderson and Delbert Anderson; one sister, Kandis Anderson.

Funeral service for Mrs. White will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Daniel officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Danny Proctor, Aaron Proctor, Mike Anderson, Kent Anderson, Wayne Chasteen, and Greg Shackelford. Franklin Turpin will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.

Ellena Faye Reynolds
Ellena Faye Reynolds

Ellena Faye Robinson Reynolds

Ellena Faye Robinson Reynolds, 87, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Telford Terrace in Richmond. She was born March 18, 1926, in Beattyville, Kentucky, to John Henry and Cora Belle Robinson, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and was named Woman of the Year in Hazard, Kentucky, in 1989. She was a former member of the Lothair Baptist Church in Hazard and was currently a member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond.

Survivors include: her husband, Keith William Reynolds of Richmond; one daughter, Dawn Reynolds Farmer of Richmond; one son, Keith Reynolds Jr., (Kathie) of Nashville, Tennessee; one sister, Carolyn Beeler of Hazard, Kentucky; one brother, Fred Robinson of Phoenix, Arizona; five grandchildren, Jared Reynolds, Seth Reynolds (Jamie), Keith Farmer (Kristie), Kristi Farmer Larkin (Kevin) and Katherine Farmer Sterrett.

She also leaves 10 great-grandchildren, Christian Farmer, Cameron Farmer, Colin Farmer, Jake Larkin, Paige Larkin, Jackson Sterrett, Belle Reynolds, Shade Reynolds, Oliver Reynolds and Lucy Reynolds.

Funeral service for Mrs. Reynolds will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Richmond, with Pastor Bill Fort and Rev. Floyd Price officiating. Visitation will be from noon until service time Wednesday at the church.

Burial will follow on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, near Nicholasville. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Keith Farmer, Christian Farmer, Cameron Farmer, Kevin Larkin, Jared Reynolds and Seth Reynolds. Members of the BYKOTA Sunday school class will serve as honorary bearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403 or to the Alzheimer’s Association Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Ste. 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.

Kenneth Grant Hall

Kenneth Grant Hall, 62, of Richmond, widower of Lilly Hall, died Monday, July 15, 2013 at his home.

He was born October 13, 1950, in Winchester, Kentucky to Andrew Jackson Hall, Sr. and Lucinda Stevens Hall, both of whom preceded him in death. Kenneth was a self-employed dry wall contractor.

He is survived by two brothers, Robert “Lum” Hall (Margaret) and Carl Hall (Evelyn); granddaughter, Elizabeth Smith and great granddaughter, Hayle Smith, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Lilly, he was preceded in death by one brother, Andrew Jackson Hall, Jr. and eight sisters, Lucille Elza, Doris Shanks, Cynthia Shanks, Evelyn Begley, Barbara Begley, Carrie Lamb, Ethel Marcum and Shirley Couch.

Funeral service for Kenneth will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with George Hall, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Vick Young, Sonny Wells, Warren Wells, Butch Northern, George Hall, Sr., and Darrell Northern.

Roger Dale Fleming

Roger Dale Fleming age 54, son of Albert Fleming and the late Emma Potter Hawkins, died Sunday July 14, 2013 in Lexington. Roger had worked in Berea at Berea Discount Carpet as a floor installer and is survived locally by his maternal aunts, uncles and cousins. Roger was born in Geneva Ohio, and attended high school in Michigan.

Roger is survived by his father Albert Franklin (Kathy) Fleming, his maternal aunts and uncles; Betty Louise McCartney, Danny (Carlene) Potter, Harold (Shirley) Potter, and Mildred (Charles) Bailey, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Sarah and Frank Potter, and his mother Emma Potter Hawkins.

Funeral services will be Thursday July 18, 2013 at 1pm at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Himes officiating, burial will be in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.

Roscoe Ferguson Jr.

Roscoe Ferguson Jr., 64, of Lexington, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013. He was born March 12, 1949, the son of Roscoe and Lillie Frazier Ferguson.

He was a car salesman, a member of First Baptist Church of Richmond and a veteran of the Vietnam War in which he served with the Air Force.

Survivors include: his daughter, Melissa Eileen Moore of Berea; his father, Roscoe Ferguson Sr. (Mary) of Lexington; one brother, Mike Ferguson of California; three grandchildren, Zachary Moore, Austin Moore and Addison Shouse of Berea.

Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2013, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Fort officiating. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Burial with military honors will follow in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Anthony Dean Reams
Anthony Dean Reams

Anthony Dean Reams

Mr. Anthony Dean Reams, age 50 of Orlando, died Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was born in Rockcastle County, KY on Dec. 23, 1962 the son of Elmo and Delia Stewart Reams.

Anthony worked in control assembly for the Trane Co. for 29 years and was a member of the Flat Rock Baptist Church. His first passion was racing. He drove a bomber, road hog, open wheel, modified, and late model race cars. As a driver, as well as at work, he was a friend that was loved and respected by all.

Later in life, his passion was horse riding. His favorite horse was his baby, “Bucky”. He loved to socialize and meet new people as he rode. He spent many a night on the basketball court. He played in many leagues and tournaments, where he played fiercely, but fairly; best known for his sportsmanship. He had a kind spirit and a wonderful sense of humor.

He was a devoted husband to his loving wife of 12 1/2 years, Jody Ann Riddell Reams. He was a loving Dad to A.J. Reams of Berea and Coty Reams of Savannah, GA, and a caring Papaw to Sawyer, Jackson, and Cayden Reams. He was a caring brother to Phyllis and Manuel McGuire, Darla and Gary Moore, and Kenny and Melissa Reams, all of Orlando, Perry and Linda Montjoy of Scaffold Cane, and Jerry and Janet Montjoy, Roger Reams, and Glenna and Larry Settles, all of Mt. Vernon. He was a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He was met in heaven by his Mommy, Daddy, his twin brother, Bobby Jean Reams, and his sister, Linda Montjoy.

Visitation will be held at 6 PM Monday, July 22 at Bible Baptist Churc. Funeral arrangements will be held at 2 PM Tuesday, July 23 at Bible Baptist Church by Bro. Zandal Hasty. Interment will follow at the Briarfield Cemetery. Dowell & Martin Fineral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Reed

Donald Reed was born May 20, 1936 in Jackson County and departed this life Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at the Madison Manor Health & Rehab in Richmond, being 77 years of age. He was the son of the late Sid & Hazel (Tillery) Reed. In addition to his parents, Donald was also preceded in death by his wife, Coleen (Madden) Reed.

Donald is survived by his adopted son, Lonnie Reed of Corbin; by his sister, Della Falconberry and her husband John of Berea; by an Aunt Dorothy Maggard of Berea and by two uncles, Harold Tillery and George Tillery both of Hamilton, OH. He was blessed with a grandson, Devin Reed; three nieces, Crystal Shomber of Monrovia, IN, Angie Miller of Franklin, IN and Kelly Brock of Independence and 3 great nephews, Tristan Miller, Zachary Shomber & Brody Brock.

He was a member of the Church of Lord Jesus Christ.

Funeral service was held 11:00AM Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Charles Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Farmer Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Michael Brock, Lester Smith, Charlie Jones, Shane Ayers, Randall Madden & J.C. Falconberry.

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