Obituaries August 18 – 25, 2013

Raymond  Taulbee Jr.
Raymond Taulbee Jr.

Raymond D. Taulbee Jr.

Raymond D. “Bug” or “Big Un” Taulbee Jr., 48, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013, after arrival at Baptist Health-Richmond. He was born August 1, 1965, in Madison County to Raymond Sr., and Ettie G. Lainhart Taulbee, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Sue Taulbee. He was a truck driver, a foster parent, and was of the Holiness faith.

Raymond is survived by: his wife, Deborah Gale Jennette Taulbee of Richmond; four sons, Michael Murry of Richmond, Jeremy Wolfe (Amber) of Indiana, James Davis (Roxann) and Daniel Davis (Amy), both of Alabama; two daughters, Libertie Murry and Tammy Corralejo of Richmond; four sisters, Ruth Culton (Gary) of Berea, Mary Combs (Tony Depew) of Woodbine, Kentucky, Betty Cornette (Brian Taulbee) and Patti Taulbee (Alan Cromer), both of Richmond; three brothers, Ronald Taulbee (Polly), Jackie Taulbee (Heather) and John Taulbee (Tina), all of Richmond; five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Service for Raymond will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Bruce Alcorn and Bro. Kurt Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Taulbee Cemetery on Stoney Run Road in Madison County. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be John Taulbee, Daniel Davis, Tony Depew, Gary Culton, Jackie Taulbee and Gary Alan Cromer. Honorary bearers will be Moss Ray, Andrew Shuck, Shelton Powell and Raymond’s nephews.

Robert Edward Schirmer
Robert Edward Schirmer

Robert Edward Schirmer

Robert Edward Schirmer, 92, of Waco, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013, in the Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. Mr. Schirmer was born on October 24, 1920, to the late George and Emma Wiefenbach Schirmer.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Irvine View Pentecostal Holiness Church.

He is survived by his family: J.W. and Carolyn Witt, James and J. Dillon, J.W. and Mitzi Witt II, Makayla Dillon, Kara Dillon, Kaleb Mathew Dillon, Denton Witt, Dylan Witt, Brianna Northern, Reva Eger, Carol Haussler and Richard Koebbe (Mary).

In addition to his parents, Mr. Schirmer is preceded in death by his dear friend and caregiver, Effie Tone.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Charley Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County with full military honors. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be J.W. Witt II, James Dillon, Luke Witt, Dale Witt, Robert Riley, Danny Rutherford and Randall Daugherty.

Honorary pallbearers will be J. Dillon, Makayla Dillon, Kara Dillon, Kaleb Dillon, Denton Witt, Dylan Witt, Briana Northern, Sibyl Cain and Joey Sparks.

He is loved and will be missed by many dear family members and friends in Richmond and Waco.

William Sowers
William Sowers

William Rutledge “Rusty” Sowers

William Rutledge “Rusty” Sowers, 86, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Baptist Health-Richmond. He was born February 10, 1927, in Madison County and was the son of William S. and Lillie Durbin Sowers, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a retired farmer, a driver and salesman, and an Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of Tates Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jenimarie Richards Sowers of Richmond; four daughters, Janice Sowers Hendricks, Anne S. Congleton, Tammy Gay (Greg), and Jennifer “Nanook” Inman (Kip), all of Richmond. He was the oldest of eight children, leaving three brothers, Tommy, Donald “Slick” and Ronald “Doodle” Sowers and four sisters, Ann Barnes, Lena Barnes, Nannie B. House and Wanda Faye Young.

He also leaves 10 grandchildren, Jenny Sargent (Dennis), Christy Didion, Amy Burrus (Ronald), Jeremy Hendricks (Heidi), Kelby Congleton, Amanda Gay, Dottie Haney-Watts (Wes), Sara Haney, Alex Inman, and Nick Inman; 14 great-grandchildren, Chasity Thomas, Kiyara Thomas, Branden Sargent, Rebekah Sargent, Michael Robbins, Taylor Holleran, Jayden Burrus, Rayna Burrus, Emma Grayce Gay, Syrena Hendricks, Madison Estes, Tristan Estes, Micah Haney and Landen Watts, and his “dawg”, Marvin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Crystal Estes, Ashley Estes and Regina Gay Thomas; and two sons-in-law, Wayne Hendricks and Walter Congleton.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. Jerry Huffman officiating. Burial will follow at the Richmond Cemetery, with military honors. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers and honorary bearers.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Tates Creek Baptist Church, 1255 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, KY 40475, or the Madison County School Back-Pack Program, P O Box 1226, Richmond, KY 40475

Reafie Carter
Reafie Carter

Reafie Wagers Carter

Reafie Wagers Carter, 65, of London, died Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Hospice of the Bluegrass in Lexington. She was a Goose Rock, Kentucky, native born April 10, 1948, daughter of the late Shirley and Sally Smith Wagers, homemaker and member of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Lowell Carter; 1 daughter, Violet Carter; 1 grandson, Michael Carter; 7 siblings: Merle Wagers, Earl Wagers, Carl Wagers, Reva Taylor, Evelyn Poynter, Marlene Wagers, Darlene Ritchie; as well as numerous relatives and friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 1 sister, Vernice Wagers.

Funeral Service 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. James Poynter officiating. Visitation 12:00 Noon until service time. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Rockcastle County.

Ida Creech

Ida “Lucille” Creech, 95, died Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Tanbark Nursing Center in Lexington, KY. The family is most grateful for their compassionate care at Tanbark. She was born in Richmond and was a graduate of Model High School and Eastern Kentucky University.

She is survived by a sister, Bernice Creech Coleman, Lexington, and one niece, Betty Creech Gurany, Leesburg, FL; three nephews, Robert Morris Creech, Jr., Orlando, FL, John Nelson Creech, Indian Harbour Beach, FL, and William Buford Creech, Austin, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillie Blunschi Creech and John W. Creech; and brother, Robert Morris Creech Sr.

During WWII, she was commissioned a 1st lieutenant in US Public Health Services and served at U.S. Marine Hospitals in Cleveland, OH, and Galveston, TX. After WWII, she returned to Kentucky and received her Master’s Degree in Dietetics at the University of Kentucky. Then she was employed by the Kentucky Department of Human Resources. She was in charge of food service for the six Kentucky Tuberculosis Hospitals for many years. She retired in 1981. She was a long-time member of Woodland Christian Church, UK Alumni Association and retired member of American Dietetics Association.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Milward-Southland, conducted by Rev. Dalene Vasbinder. Burial will follow at the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Lois Roll Gadd
Lois Roll Gadd

Lois Roll Gadd

Lois Roll Gadd, age 67, wife of Floyd Gadd, went to be with her Savior on August 18, 2013.

Lois was a faithful and active member of the Bethel Baptist Church. Lois’ love for Jesus was obvious as she served others in so many different ways, whether it was visiting with and encouraging senior citizens or serving meals to many precious children year after year in Vacation Bible School.

Lois was one of the first people to volunteer when there was a need to organize and serve a meal for a grieving family or simply to offer a kind word and a hug to someone who was struggling. The fudge that she made with love often reminded many people that somebody really did care about them.

Because of her love for the Lord, Lois was to her family all the things that the Bible describes that a follower of Christ is to be.

She was a faithful and loving wife to her husband Floyd. This was evidenced by their 37 years of marriage.

Lois and her sister Sheila had a special bond that was obvious to anyone who knew them. Not only were they biological sisters, they were also united by their faith in Jesus Christ.

Lois’s love for her family went beyond mere words, her willingness to go the extra mile in meeting the needs of her family was a source of great joy for both her and those she loved.

Whether Lois was sitting by the bedside of a sick family member, preparing a meal for someone going through a difficult time or simply offering a reassuring smile, her ministry to her family will never be forgotten.

Lois was born in Brodhead to the late Leo E. and Bernice Raye Owens Roll. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by: her mother- and father-in-law, Luther and Ida Gadd; brothers-in-law LeRoy (Brenda) Gadd and Roger Johnson; and nephew Tony Gadd.

She is survived by: her husband, Floyd Gadd Jr.; one sister, Sheila Johnson; brothers-in-law Tommy (Sue) Gadd and Timmy (Mary Lee) Gadd. Lois is also survived by Parker Grace Wilburn to whom she will always be “Auntie Lois.”

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. Kenny Davis and Bro. Larry David Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church.

Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Fritz, Randy Lamb, Randy Linville, Mike Anderson, Larry Linville and Jimmy Parsons. Honorary bearers will be the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class of Bethel Baptist Church.

In her memory, donations may be made to Hospice Care Plus or the Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund. Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Isaacs
Kenneth Isaacs

Kenneth Martin Isaacs

Kenneth Martin Isaacs, 54, of Courtland Avenue, Berea, died Monday morning, August 19, 2013 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was a life-long resident of Berea, born March 27, 1959, son of the late Ora and Thelma Ruble Isaacs, and was a heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include 2 children, Christopher Isaacs and Kallie Isaacs; 1 granddaughter, Daisy Isaacs; 2 sisters, Janice Thompson, Joyce (DeWayne) Lainhart; 3 nephews, Frankie, Darrell, and Kevin Pigg.

Graveside Service 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Berea Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Owens and Bro. Darren Slone officiating. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Wednesday, at Reppert Funeral Home.

Dwayne Stephen Blair Sr.

Dwayne Stephen Blair Sr., 47, of Lexington, passed away Friday, August 16, 2013, at his home. Stephen was born in Maryland to Sandra Lee Johnson Blair and the late William Kermit Blair. He was a self-employed carpenter.

In addition to his father, Stephen was preceded in death by one son, Jeremiah Caleb Blair.

He is survived by: his mother; two children, Dwayne Stephen (Lindsay) Blair Jr. and Haley Amanda Danielle Blair; siblings William Kermit (Veronica F.) Blair II, Alana Marie (Andre’) Miller, Joey Lea Chattelle and James Robert “Buck” Blair; and two stepbrothers, Jerry Wayne Husband and Joseph (Jessica) Husband. He also is survived by seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Lakes Funeral Home in Berea. Burial will follow in the Blair Cemetery in Fairview. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Lewis
Elizabeth Lewis

Elizabeth Lewis

Elizabeth Lewis, 77, of Lake Ridge Dr. Lancaster, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville KY. She is preceded in death by her husband John Lewis. Elizabeth was born in McCarth KY to the late John and Mary Vargo. She was a homemaker, enjoyed landscaping, and crocheting.

Surviving is a son Michael Lewis(Piper) of Lexington, one sister Helen Stump of Lancaster, and two grandchildren Logan and Addison Lewis. She is preceded in death by three brothers Julius Blankenship, George Vargo, and Joe Workman.

Visitation will be 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Saturday August 24, 2013 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with a service at 5:30 PM. Burial 11:00 AM Monday August 26, 2013 in Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville KY.

Bobby Lee Maggard
Bobby Lee Maggard

Bobby Lee Maggard

Bobby Lee Maggard, 29 , of Roy Walker Davis Rd. in Lancaster, passed away in Lancaster on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Bobby Lee was born October 9, 1983 in Danville to Hubert “Duck” Maggard of Lancaster and Connie Wren of Lancaster.

He was the Parts Manager at NAPA auto parts in Richmond, attended Antioch Christian Church and was an avid UK fan.

In addition to his parents, his survivors include his wife, Gina Lowery Maggard, a son, Talon Maggard, three daughters, Connie, Lakota, & Emily Maggard, two brothers, Brian Abner & Scott Baker, and five sisters, Jacklynn Barrett, Jessie & Laura Maggard, Melodie (Paul) Devries & Jennifer Sears, all of Lancaster.

Services will be 1:00 PM Monday, August 26, 2013 at Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. George Maggard with burial following in Dix River Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Steven and Ervin Maggard, Caine Lowery, Paul Wayne Anglin, Christopher Wren & David Barrett. Honorary bearers will be Paul Devries, Mike Maggard, Jeff Trent, Memphis Rayens, Hubert Maggard, Billy & Mondel Davis, Angela Brown & Sarah Maggard.

Mattie Frances Winkler Riddell

Mattie Frances Winkler Riddell, age 80, of Sub Station Road in Irvine, KY passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was born January 20, 1933 in Estill County and was a daughter of the late Alvin Winkler and Dorothy Johnson Winkler Collins.

She was retired from the American Christmas Tree Factory and had lived in Estill County all of her life. She attended Stacy Lane Community Pentecostal Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Riddell.

She is survived by: One Daughter: Mary Arvin, Waco, KY; Three Sons: Larry T. Riddell, Madison County; Samuel D. Riddell, Estill County; Steve Austin Riddell, Estill County; Two Sisters: Gladys Keen, Thelma Stamper, both of Estill County; Four Brothers: Willy Ray Winkler, Roy Jr. Winkler, Raymond Darrell Winkler, and Forest Hume Winkler, all of Estill County.

She also leaves behind Ten Grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two daughters: Nancy Carolyn Willis and Fannie Jestine Walton; one sister, Eula Mae Winkler; and two brothers: Harold Winkler and Gene Austin Winkler.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home chapel by Bro. Jason Riddell. Burial will follow in West Irvine Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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