Obituaries July 28 – August 4, 2013

Bobby Joe Lucas
Bobby Joe Lucas

Bobby Joe Lucas

BEREA — Bobby Joe Lucas, 58, of Berea, died Friday, August 2, 2013, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was born in Germany and raised in Elizabethtown, son of the late Velmer and Grace Bird Lucas. He was a beverage salesman. In his spare time he loved to hunt and go camping.

Mr. Lucas is survived by: his beloved wife, Barbara Lucas of Berea; his son, Steven W. (Kim) Lucas of Berea; his chosen son, James R. (Amy) Morehead of Shelbyville, Kentucky; his cherished grandchildren, Alissa Lucas of Paint Lick and Dylan Lucas of Richmond. He was blessed with a great-grandson, Dawson Lucas of Paint Lick.

Also surviving are his brothers, Michael (Janie) Lucas and Anthony Lucas, both of Elizabethtown. Other than his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Jeanette Morehead.

Funeral services for Mr. Lucas will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at the Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Burial will be in the New Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home in Berea and from 10 a.m. until service time at the Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

Brenda Ellanora Davis
Brenda Ellanora Davis

Brenda E. Davis

Brenda E. Davis, age 66 of Edwardsburg, Michigan, passed away Sunday July 28, 2013 at the St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Brenda was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to John J. Knipe and Lillian Belle Morgan Knipe.

She was a nurse’s aide for Wedgewood Pines Assisted Care in South Bend, Indiana.

She is survived by her Husband, Harold L. Davis, Sr., their two sons Harold Jr. (Amy) Davis from Niles, Michigan and Ken (Melissa) Davis of South Haven, Michigan, their daughter Tasha (Tim) Young of Bangor, Michigan, 8 grandchildren Constance Novy, Kacey Novy, Alex Davis, Trevor Davis, William Davis, Amber Davis, Laura Davis and Caitlyn Young; one great-grandson Chandler Novy; six siblings Renna Lisby, John Knipe, Joan Tweedy, Terry Hurst, Hetty Hurst and Tom Knipe. Also survive her as well are numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three siblings Dean Knipe, Sr., Laura Hodson and Gail Strange

It was Brenda’s wish to give the Gift of Life to help others live. Those wishes are being fulfilled by the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates.

A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be at 3 pm Sunday, August 11th, 2013 at Hope Community Church; 2390 Lake Street; Niles, Michigan.

Mary Helen Hughes Francisco
Mary Helen Hughes Francisco

Mary Helen Hughes Francisco

Mary Helen Hughes Francisco, 76 years old, a lifelong resident of Somerset and Richmond, Ky., and recently of New Orleans, La., went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 1, 2013, while under the care of Serenity Hospice and a dear friend, Margaret Wright in her home in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mary was born April 29, 1937, in Sloan’s Valley, Ky., the youngest daughter of Hubert and Hattie Hill Hughes.

Mary had a genuine love of people, especially children, and was known by scores of people as “Ms. Mary” “Granny,” or “Mary Helen.” Mary worked in food service for many years until her retirement 15 years ago. She was a member of Tates Creek Baptist Church and was active in her community in various ways, generally assisting in children’s activities.

Mary is survived by: her sons, Jeffery “Rick” Grubb of Lexington, Ky.; Mark Francisco and wife, Dawn of Richmond, Ky.; Anthony “Tony” Francisco of Richmond, Ky.; Sean Francisco of Broadhead, Ky.; and three daughters, Susan Francisco Stewart and husband, Ben Stewart of New Orleans, La.; Harriet “Kitty” Francisco Griffin and fiancé Matthew Yaden of Somerset, Ky.; and Jacqueline “Jackie” Francisco Barnes of Broadhead, Ky.

Mary is also survived by her brother, Bobbie Hughes and his wife, Dot, of Somerset, Ky.; and a sister-in-law, Dolores Hughes of Emlenton, Pa. A multitude of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many friends who will miss her greatly also survive.

Mary is preceded in death by: her parents, Hubert and Harriet Hill Hughes; brothers Woodrow Hughes, Jack Hughes and Douglas Hughes; and a sister, Edna Schobin. She is also preceded in death by her two great-grandsons, Jeffrey Allen Oaks and Mark Everette Francisco.

Friends and family will be received at the grave-side service at Sloan’s Valley Cemetery in Sloan’s Valley, Ky., on August 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Brother Clyde Strunk officiating.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is coordinating the service.

In keeping with a great New Orleans tradition, a second line procession will be held in the neighborhood of Robinson Terrace in Richmond, Ky., on August 5, 2013, at 6 p.m. to celebrate her life. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.

Flowers or condolences may be sent to Lake Cumberland Funeral Home at 1046 West Highway 80 Somerset, KY 42503.

Betty Hensley
Betty Hensley

Betty Hensley

Betty Hensley, mother of five, retired business woman, and Alabama-born on April 4, 1927, died Friday morning, August 2, 2013. Betty was preceded in death by father, Robert Mathews; mother, Fannie Lisle (Ketchum) Azbill; husband, Arbie Hensley, Jr.; and sister, Virginia Dare (Mathews) Johnson.

Descendants and Spouses: Dr. Connie Dare (Hensley) Golden, (Dr. E. Dale); LaGrange, KY. Ms. Linda Lisle Hensley, Richmond, KY., and son, Micah J. McGurk, Venice, CA. Mr. Troy Stephen Hensley, (Lora Robin), Richmond, KY. Troy’s daughter, Stepheny Hensley (Kelly), Louisville, KY., and son, Troy Stephen Hensley, Jr., (Lori) Killeen, TX., and children Sophia and Andrew. Ms. Kathy Anne (Hensley) Hackney, Lancaster, KY. Kathy’s daughter, Jessicah Anne (Jon), Blue Ridge, VA., and children, Isabella Grace and Mackenzie Grace; daughter, Christah Deanne and son, Jadaan Seth, Lexington, KY.; son, Joshua Seth, Lexington, KY. Ms. Carolyn (Hensley) Cutshaw, (Byron Grey); Taylorsville, KY. Carolyn’s Maltese, “Angel.”

Visitation will be Monday, August 5, at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home, Richmond, KY, from 12 noon to 1:00p.m. Gifts may be given in memory of Betty Hensley to churches or charities including The Salvation Army. The family requests no flowers, please.

Robert Paul Burton
Robert Paul Burton

Robert Paul Burton

Robert Paul Burton, 54, of Richmond, passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 31, 2013 after arrival at Baptist Health – Richmond.

He was born September 23, 1958, in Richmond, Kentucky, and received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Robert was a telecommunicator with Kentucky State Police Post # 7 in Richmond and had also served in that position with the City Of Richmond with 911 for 14 years.

Robert had worked as news and sports director with WMCQ Radio, and as air personality with WLAP – AM and WCBR of Richmond. He was a member of Big Hill Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dottye Elizabeth (Etherington) Burton of Richmond; two daughters, Amanda Siobhan Burton Durham and Jeanna Raye Burton, both of Richmond; his parents, Robert R. and Iva Jean (Stocker) Burton of Richmond; one sister, Karen Burton of Richmond, and grandson, Jackson Stuart.

He also leaves his mother and father-in-law, Tom and Anna Etherington; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Becky Etherington, Carolyn Etherington Hornback (John), Patti Etherington, Tom Etherington (Kim), Janet Etherington Short (Bill), and Jim Etherington (Maria); three aunts, Phyllis, Nancy and Judy; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

Service for Robert will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Kentucky State Police Chaplain David Norris will officiate the service. Burial will follow at the Richmond Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 – 9 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be KSP Post 7 Troopers.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Charles M. Broaddus, Connie J. Taylor, Jennifer L. McCracken, Darrell G. Melton II, Nehemiah J. Wilkinson, Crystal D. Lamb, Bethany L. Casey, Dana L. Murphy, Dewey L. Burchfield, Wayne Ramsey and Jeff Kidd.

Donations may be made to Kentucky State Police Trooper Island Camp, 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601

Ella Lee Martin
Ella Lee Martin

Ella Martin

RICHMOND — Services for Ella Martin, 73, will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, 305 Elm St., Richmond, with visitation from noon prior to the service.

Arrangements entrusted to Keith P. Clark & Son Funeral Home, Winchester.

Harold Burns Craig
Harold Burns Craig

Harold Burns Craig

Harold Burns Craig, 92, formerly of May’s Lick passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Arcadian Cove Assisted Living in Richmond, KY. Mr. Craig was born in Robertson County on October 21, 1920 son of the late Frank Harold & Harriet Stewart Craig. His wife Norma Jean Jones Craig died in 1998.

He was a retired farmer and active member of the community serving formerly on the Robertson Co. ASCS committee and a member of the Robertson County School Board. He was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church and a veteran on the U.S. Army.

Survivors include four daughters, Diana Craig Orme of Maysville, Tarasa Craig (Dale) Beagle of Mt. Olivet, Rhonda Craig (Owen) Barnes of Richmond and Andrea Craig (Keith) Kirkpatrick of Crab Orchard. A son Harold David (Brenda) Craig of Salvisa (Mercer Co). Ten grandchildren, Cheri (Todd) Johnson, Randy Orme, Angela (Scott) Logdon, Brian (Sherri) Craig, Travis (Monica) Barnes, Joanna Gilbert, Jacob (April) Barnes, Karli Kirkpatrick, Staci Kirkpatrick and Tyler (Chelsi) Kirkpatrick. Fifteen great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and second wife Pauline Cassidy Craig; four brothers, Ennis Craig, Glenn Craig, Vernon Craig and Herschel Craig ; two sisters, Louise Hitch and Mae Rosalyn Pridgen.

Services will be conducted at 1 P.M. Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Palmer Funeral Home in May’s Lick. Burial will follow in the Shannon Cemetery. Visitation 11 A.M. Sat until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorials suggested to Sardis United Methodist Church or Hospice of Hope.

Robert  Clyde Reeves
Robert Clyde Reeves

Robert Clyde Reeves

Robert “Robbie” Clyde Reeves, 66, of Mt. Sterling, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was born November 9, 1946 in Salt Lick to James William “JW” Reeves and the late Ina Caudill Reeves.

Robbie was a native of Bath County where he attended local schools and graduated from Bath County High School. He attended Morehead State University and went on to serve in the United States Army Reserve. He owned and operated Midland Marine in Midland for over 20 years. He later moved to Richmond and settled in Montgomery County in 2006. He was a big UK Basketball fan but most will remember his passion for drag boat racing. Robbie had a special relationship with his sons, Tyler and Blake, who will remember him as their hero. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include; two sons, Robert Tyler Reeves and Spencer Blake Reeves (Alecia) both of Mt. Sterling; his father, James William “JW” Reeves of Mt. Sterling; one brother, Jimmy Russell Reeves (Connie) of Salt Lick; one sister, Jan Reeves Ray (Starkey) of Mt. Sterling; two grandchildren, Aubrey Brinae` Reeves of Richmond and Christopher Blake Reeves of Mt. Sterling; three nephews, Brent Reeves (Natalia) of Westminster, California, Barry Reeves of Lexington, and Michael Ray (Amy) of Lexington.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Lou Reeves.

Visitation will be Friday, August 2, 2013 3:00PM to 5:00PM at the Salt Lick Christian Church 109 Church Street Salt Lick, Kentucky 40371. Funeral will take place on Friday, August 2, 2013 5:00PM at the church with Rev. Don Evans officiating. Coffman-Adams Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Broaddus
Mary Broaddus

Mary Broaddus

Mary Broaddus, 86, mother of Barbara Reed, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Hospice Compassionate Care, Richmond.

Visitation 11 a.m. Tuesday and funeral 1 p.m. at the Richmond Predestinarian Baptist Church, 209 E Irvine St., Richmond, Ky. Arrangements entrusted to Keith P. Clark & Son Funeral Home, Winchester.

Frank Chenault

Frank Chenault, 83, husband of Elizabeth Chenault, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Hospice Compassionate Care, Richmond.

Visitation 11 a.m. and funeral 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 302 Francis St., Richmond. Arrangements entrusted to Keith P. Clark & Son Funeral Home, Winchester.

Irma Louise  Adams
Irma Louise Adams

Irma Louise (Woodward) Adams

Irma Louise (Woodward) Adams, 66, wife of Gordon Adams of Lexington, Kentucky, and formerly of Laurel County, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at her residence.

She was the mother of Kurtis, Michael and John Adams; the sister of Lois Vaughn of Bond, Kentucky, James Martin Woodward and wife Nancy, Doyle Woodward and wife Marcella, Bill Woodward, and Larry Woodward and wife Hilda, all of London, Barbara Faye Nicks and husband Jimmy of Magnolia, Texas, Ronny Woodward and wife Vickie of Winchester, Kentucky, and Phillip Woodward and wife Mary of Somerset, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, James B. and Kathleen (Mont) Woodward; one brother, Lowell Woodward; one sister, Teresa Thomas.

On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the London Funeral Home, a celebration of her life was conducted. Elders from Mt. Olivet Church and the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church officiated.

David Duane Gale
David Duane Gale

Dr. David Duane Gale

Dr. David Duane Gale, 69, Richmond, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, following a brief illness. He was born October 2, 1943, at Niobrara, Nebraska, to William Duane and Mary Alice Amelia (Ward) Gale, both of whom preceded him in death.

Dr. Gale was the administrative dean of the College of Health Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University.

He was an inductee of the Institute of Medicine and a member of the Allied Health Professionals, which he had served as past president. He was the chairman of the board of directors of NCHPEG, past president of the American Society of Human Genetics and numerous other health occupation boards. Dr. Gale was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Richmond.

Survivors include: his wife, Elizabeth Jeannine (Masden) Gale of Richmond; one daughter, Heather Elizabeth Gale (Marion) of Richmond; one son, Michael David Gale (Amanda) of Lexington; two sisters, Alice E. Churchill of California and Aleta F. Blue of Colorado; four grandchildren, Breanna Lee Cox, Landen Chase Cox, Hayden Brantley Farthing, Marion Jefferson Farthing Jr.; and his stepmother, Alice Katherine Gale.

In addition to his parents, Dr. Gale was preceded in death by: one daughter, Laura Jeannine Gale, and two brothers, Robert Austin Gale and Donald James Gale.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home. Funeral service and interment will be private.

Karl-Heinz W. Boewe
Karl-Heinz W. Boewe

Karl-Heinz W. Boewe

Karl-Heinz W. Boewe, 79, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at The Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Complex in Berea, Kentucky. Karl-Heinz was born April 9, 1934, on the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea, north of the Germany mainland. He was the son of Wilhelm Carsten Boewe and Charlotte Elisabeth Hornke Boewe, both of whom preceded him in death.

Karl-Heinz served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960. He received his Ph.D. in German studies from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and taught German at the University of Missouri for several years. Later he turned to a career in medical librarianship, most recently at the University of Kentucky. He attended the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Richmond with his wife.

Survivors include: his loving wife of over 30 years, Joan Lorna Pierce Boewe of Richmond; one daughter, Mona Isabel Boewe, and husband Charlie Miller, of West Orange, N.J.; two stepdaughters, Sonya Connors, and husband Jim of Leesburg, Va., and Janin Vann, and husband Dave, of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; one brother, Manfred Joachim Boewe, and wife Claudia, of Costa Rica; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the University of Kentucky Medical Library, Lexington.

Matthew Herbert Hawkins

Matthew Herbert Hawkins, 45, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

The family is planning a private service at a later date. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Earl Bush

Kenneth Earl Bush, 56, of Richmond, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his home. Kenneth was born July 30, 1956, in Madison County, Ky., the son of Earl Randall and Vadana Hutchens Bush.

He was an inspector for public engineering and utilities companies. Kenneth enjoyed umpiring adult softball leagues and playing fantasy baseball.

He is survived by: one son, Mark Bush, Richmond; two daughters, Aleia Adkins (Chris), Owingsville, and Misti Harrison (Johnny), Richmond; one brother, Joseph Bush, Louisiana; one sister, Tamara Bush, Lexington; and four grandchildren, Kennedi and Clarissa Adkins, and Debborah and Danielle Harrison.

Services will be conducted at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Rose Katherine Robinson
Rose Katherine Robinson

Rose Katherine Robinson

Rose Katherine Robinson, 79, wife of John W. Robinson, passed away Thursday at Baptist Health in Richmond, after a short illness. Mrs. Robinson was a native of Estill County, a daughter of the late Chester and Lizzie Mansfield Marcum. She was a retired teacher’s aide, working at Bellevue, Mayfield, and Madison Middle Schools. Mrs. Robinson was a member of Clarksville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by brothers William Henry Marcum, Glendon Marcum, and J.B. Marcum.

Survivors other than her husband of 59 years, John W. Robinson include her children Betty and husband Jerry Carpenter, David and wife Beverly Robinson, Billy and wife Lisa Robinson, Wesley and wife Joyce Robinson; her sisters Bessie Reece, Dessie Burton, and Mona “Tootise” Robinson; her grandchildren Johnny Robinson, Beth and husband David Joyce, Krystle Robinson, Cathy Carpenter, Bobby and wife Valerie Carpenter, Josh Lynch, Earl Wesley “Boo” Robinson, Chris Robinson, Michelle Goforth, and Janis; numerous great-grandchildren also survive, as well as a host of nephews and nieces.

Services will be held at 2:30 PM, Sunday, August 4th at the Heritage Funeral Home, 237 N. 2nd St, Richmond, with Bro. Bradley Johns, and Bro. Edwin Lainhart officiating. Burial will follow in the Turpin Cemetery at Winston. Friends may call anytime after 12:00 pm until service time.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Carpenter, Mike French, Ronnie Rawlins, Josh Lynch, Chris Robinson, and Charles Marcum. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

Geneva Lawson

Geneva Lawson, age 77, who resided in Lexington, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at her home with family members at her bedside. Mrs. Lawson succumbed after battling a long chronic illness. She was born in Estill County on May 24, 1936 to the late Floyd B. and Dovie Norton. She was one of their eleven children.

Mrs. Lawson lived and attended her primary education in the small community of Pea Ridge in Estill County. After high school she became an ordained minister and enjoyed hearing, watching, and teaching the gospel to others.

She was the mother of six children and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Lawson is survived by two sisters: Katherine Hall and Nettie Pearl Powers of Estill County. Her children: Donna Waddell, Michael Dulin, Sandra Reeves all of Lexington, Terry Holbert of Tampa, Florida, and Timothy Colyer of Goldsboro, North Carolina. Her grandchildren: Michael D. Dulin, Paul W. Abner, Chris Abner of Jessamine County, Michael W. Dulin Jr., of Dallas, Texas, Kyle Dulin of Tulsa, OK, Joshua Cobb of Lexington, Cindy Cobb of Madison County, Matthew Holbert, Amy Holbert, of Madison County, Angie Holbert of Apex, North Carolina, Andrew Kelly, Brandon Kelly of Estill County, Angela Webb of Lexington, Timothy Colyer, Jr. and Arron Colyer of Goldsboro, NC, and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 1 son, William Allen Dulin.

Mrs. Lawson was receiving excellent health care at the time of her passing by Hospice of the Bluegrass. We are so thankful for all of their care and assistance.

We love you Mother and someday we will all be together again.

Visitation will be at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home in Irvine, KY on Wednesday between the hours of 6-9 PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 1st, 2PM at the funeral home chapel by Bro. Jason Riddell with burial to follow in the Pea Ridge Cemetery.

Brenda Kay Clemmons
Brenda Kay Clemmons

Brenda Kay Clemmons

Brenda Kay Clemmons was born April 9, 2013 in Jackson County and departed this life Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 56 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Howard Buck King and Elizabeth Potter.

Brenda is survived by her husband Floyd Clemmons of McKee and by 3 children, David Clemmons and his wife Maggie of Sand Gap, Amy Lakes and her husband Jason of McKee and Laurell Clemmons and her husband Mickey Ward also of McKee. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters, Otis King of Berea, Troy King of Gray Hawk, Junior King of Sand Gap, Angel Hobbs of McKee, Anna Lou Roberts of Sand Gap and Missy Bowles of Tyner. Brenda was blessed with 10 grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Brenda was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Alyssa Marie Lakes and by a brother, Roy King.

Funeral service was held 4:00PM Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Wayne Carpenter officiating. Burial followed in the Clemmons Family Cemetery.

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