Obituaries Apr. 13-20, 2014

Edna VanWinkle
Edna VanWinkle

Edna Cates VanWinkle

Edna Cates VanWinkle age 89, widow of Hobert VanWinkle, died Sunday April 13, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.

Edna was a homemaker and a member of the Owsley Fork Baptist Church. Edna is the daughter of the late Grover and Liza Johnson Cates, and she was preceded in death by her husband, her son Phillip Keith VanWinkle, and her siblings Cecil Cates, Oscar Cates, Edker Cates, Russell Cates, Emma Gadd, Lucy Alexander, Valerie Kilburn, Lottie Alexander, Opal Sparks, and infant Beulah Cates.

Edna is survived by her children: JD (Margaret) VanWinkle, Nelson (Sharon) VanWinkle, James Robert VanWinkle, Sheila (Jim) Bryant, Virginia (Harold) Prewitt, and Patricia (Frank) Tipton, and her brother Kit Cates, as well as 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday April 16, 2014 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home, with Rev. Danny Robbins officiating, burial will be in the Cates Cemetery at Owsley Fork. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-9 pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Ben Parker, Morgan “Shag” Bryant, David Miller, Wesley Miller, Matthew Miller, and Cody Dittman.

Ben David Prather

Ben David Prather, 91, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his home. He was born April 17, 1923, in Berea, Kentucky, to Jesse T. and Marjorie Ethel Williams Prather, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a retired salesman for the Kerns Bakery Company and had retired from the Madison County School District, which he served as a bus driver and monitor.

Ben was a veteran of WWII, having served with the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean, the Pacific and Japan, specializing in amphibious landings. He enjoyed annual meetings of the LSM Association (Landing Ship Medium).

A member of the First Baptist Church, Richmond, he belonged to its Fellowship Sunday School Class.

Ben was a member and past master of Richmond Lodge No. 25 F&AM for more than 50 years. He served two terms as lodge master as well as DeMolay advisor and chapter dad. Ben also was a member of Richmond’s York Rite bodies, having held chapter, council and commandery offices.

Survivors include: his wife, Delia Abney Prather; two daughters, Ethel Mae Edwards (Arnold), Sharon Kay Reams (Jerre); one son, Kenneth David Prather (Linda), all of Richmond. He also leaves: three grandchildren, April Tudor (Rodney), Crystal Keathley (Darrell) and Ryan Reams (Karen); two great-grandchildren, Brandon Tudor and Ben Tudor; one niece, Patsy Sue Richardson; and five step-grandchildren, Amelia Frazier, Emily Moulton (Harvey), Keith Edwards (Lori), Tracy Edwards and Gail Rife (Curt).

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: one brother, J.W. Prather, and one son-in-law, Gary Stidam.

Services for Ben will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Neal Prather and Bro. Bill Fort officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell with Masonic Funeral Rites at 7:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Reams, Rodney Tudor, Darrell Keathley, Steve Vanzant, Paul Frazier and Nathan Prather. Honorary bearers will be members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class and members of Richmond Lodge No. 25 F&AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, KY 40475 or to one’s favorite charity.

John Chasteen Jr.

John Chasteen Jr. of Copper Creek, died Friday April 18, 2014 at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington. He was born in Garrard County to the late John Riley Chasteen, Sr. and Ida Mae Pingleton Chasteen.

A retired employee of Gibson Greeting Card Co. he was a member of Cupps Chapel Holiness Church and he loved to garden and going to church.

Mr. Chasteen is survived by: his wife Faye Chasteen of Copper Creek; his brothers, Elmer Lee (Betty) Chasteen of Copper Creek, Ronald Willis, David Hendrickson; sisters, Dorothy Chasteen of Sweet Water, Kathy Willis, Mary Hendrickson; honorary grandchildren, Autumn Faith Cope, Sarah Wilcher, Jacob Wilcher, Justin Neal Cope, Courtney Ann Baker, Mason Tackett, Alivia Grace Randolph; a host of church family and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by and infant child, a brother Paul Chasteen, a sister Bertha Ellen Chasteen and a niece, Paula Diane Alexander.

Funeral services for Mr. Chasteen will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 at Cupps Chapel Holiness Church on Copper Creek Road with Bro. Dwayne Carpenter and Bro. Mike Toothman officiating. Burial will be in the Cartersville Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Pallbearers will be David Hendrickson, Ronald Willis, Jerry Gray, Russell Hendrickson, Travis Willis, Kyle Willis, Mary Hendrickson, and Kathy Willis. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Wilcher, Bobby Mason, Delbert Crutcher, and Christian Sagraves.

Davis & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ethel Lakes

Mrs. Ethel Abrams Lakes, 84, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center. Mrs. Lakes was born June 13, 1930, in Rockcastle County to James and Delia Johnson Abrams.

She was retired from Brown & Williams Tobacco Company in Lexington. She was a faithful listener of the WLJC Gospel Broadcast and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by: her son, Clyde Lakes (Margie) of Union City; her daughter, Kassia Parks (David) of Kirksville; four grandchildren, Shannon Eades (Ronnie), Robby Parks (Annette), Joey Parks (Jackie) and Mary Jane Himes (Jay); 14 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by all eight of her brothers and her sister.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. R. Chip Denief officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Eudell Hardy

Eudell Hardy, 102, the widow of William Henry Hardy, passed away Thursday morning, April 17, 2014, at the Berea Health Care Center. Mrs. Hardy was born November 12, 1912, in Valley View, Kentucky. She was a homemaker, a retired seamstress and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: her daughter, Henrietta Neal (Ronald); two granddaughters, Lydia Crowe (Derrick) and Lynn Moberly (Calvin); three great-grandchildren, Kim Pennix (Craig), Melissa Durbin (Shane) and Eddie Crowe; and 11 great-great-grandchildren as well as two stepgrandchildren. She also is survived by: two cousins, Lydia Whitamore and Arthenia Martin, and two dear friends, Mary Black and Alberta White.

She was preceded in death by four brothers: Arnold, Maurice, Tilden and Edward Howard.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery at Waco. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Vincent Paul Dalton
Vincent Paul Dalton

Vincent Paul Dalton

Vincent Paul Dalton, 59, of Richmond, passed away suddenly Wednesday, April 16, 2014, after arrival at Baptist Health Richmond. He was born July 14, 1954, in Orange, New Jersey, to Frank and Marjorie McDowell Dalton, both of whom preceded him in death.

Vincent was a general contractor who took great pride in his work and craftsmanship.

He loved his children, his family, and he enjoyed being a Richmond Little League coach.

Survivors include: his wife, Nancy Draeger Dalton; one daughter, Molly Jane Dalton; and one son, John Robert Dalton, all of Richmond. He also is survived by: one brother, Frank Dalton (Diane), and one sister, Peggy Peine, both of New Jersey; one sister-in-law, Pat White (Ray) of Richmond; his mother and father-in-law, Jane and Robert Draeger of Richmond.

Other survivors include his loving nieces and nephews, Brielle White, Raymond White, Tim Peine, Cathy DeStefano and Michael Dalton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Dalton.

Memorial services for Vincent will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Eastside Community Church near Gibson Bay with Dr. Virgil Grant officiating.

Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frances  P. Smith
Frances P. Smith

Frances Smith

Frances “Granny” Smith age 78 of Courtland Ave., passed away Tuesday April 15, 2014 at St. Joseph Berea Hospital. Granny was born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Frank and Martha Schiendler.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Raymond Smith Jr., one son James Smith and one granddaughter Tabitha Blake.

Granny is survived by one daughter Theresa Blake, two grandchildren Michelle (Eddie) Thacker and Kristen Blake. Three great grandchildren Dalton Gadd, Miranda Thacker and Brayden Thacker also survive her.

Funeral services will be 10 am Friday April 18, 2014 at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Darrel Eden officiating. Burial will follow in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Dalton Gadd, Matthew Blake, Donnie Thacker, Eric Thacker, Tyler Cundiff and Brandon Cundiff.

Gary Lee Winburn

Gary Lee Winburn, 69, of Richmond, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. A native of Richmond, Kentucky, he was the son of Marcus and Johnetta Arch Winburn, both of whom preceded him in death.

Gary had been an employee of the former Begley Drug Company and was a retired employee of Car Quest Auto Parts Store. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Richmond.

Gary was a blues musician and played bass. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and he took great pride in it. He was an animal lover who loved his cats greatly.

Gary is survived by 10 cousins and his good friends, Brandon Rousey, Pete Winkler and Johnny Stamper, as well as one stepbrother.

Services for Gary will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Rousey, Pete Winkler, Johnny Stamper, Randy Hardy, Bob Combs and Dennis Price.

William Renfro

William “Robert” Renfro, 63, of Berea, passed from this life peacefully Sunday, April 13, 2014, in his home surrounded by his family. He was born June 23, 1950, in Madison County, Kentucky, the first son of the late Norman Renfro and late Joan Wells Renfro Thompson.

Robert spent his early years in Kentucky but later moved to Ohio for his vocation. A man of strong work ethic, he followed his career path to South Carolina and became superintendent for US Group. His desire to be with his grandsons led him to retire and return to Kentucky where he spent his final years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and nature walks on the farm he occupied with his grandsons as well as working in the family business.

He was the beloved, treasured father of one daughter, Michelle Lee Renfro Alexander (Chuck) of Berea; and two grandsons, William Luke Alexander and John Levi Alexander; and the respected and helpful father-in-law of Chuck Alexander.

He also holds a special place in the hearts of: his four brothers, Scott Renfro (Linda) of Melbourne, Florida; Stevie Clarence Renfro, Benny Thomas Renfro (Peggy) and David Allen Renfro (Darlene), all of Richmond; and one loving sister, Judy Ann Guillen (Doug Anderson) of Berea.

He also will be missed by a host of nieces and nephews: Eric Renfro (Shelley), Alicia Watts (Brandon), Tasha Spurlock (Brandon), Kayla Renfro, Spencer Renfro (Susan), Justin Renfro and Chase Renfro and their children.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by: one brother, Johnny Darrel Renfro, and a nephew, David Clay Guillen.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Hospice Care Plus and the Compassionate Care Center of Richmond for their loving kindness and gentle touch. Their dedication to the comfort and wishes of both family and patient are a true blessing.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Brother Scott Guiley officiating.

Burial will follow in the Doylesville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Alexander, Luke Alexander, Levi Alexander, Scott Renfro, Eric Renfro, and David Renfro. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Renfro, Steve Renfro, Lonnie Centers, Darrell Daugherty, and Doug Anderson.

Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to the Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, Kentucky, 40403.

Lonnie Mayes

Lonnie Mayes, 66, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014. Mr. Mayes was born in Madison County on July 29, 1947, to the late Ralph and Evelyn Kelley Mayes. He retired after 23 years as a service station manager and was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include: six brothers, Charles (Marilyn) Mayes, Ricky Mayes, Donnie (Donna) Mayes, Mike Mayes, Eugene (Judy) Mayes and Harold (Wilma) Kelley; one sister, Sandra (Steve) Mayes; a special nephew, Keaton (Felicia) Mayes; and a great-niece, Kylee Mayes.

He was preceded in death by: a brother, Doug, and a sister, Mary.

Funeral services will be conducted at Faith Baptist Church, Battlefield Memorial Hwy., 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, with Bro. William Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, PO Box 569, Richmond, KY 40475.

Ada Marie Harris
Ada Marie Harris

Ada Marie Harris

Ada Marie (Gadd) Harris, 97, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Heritage Center. Ada was born in Brownsburg, Indiana, on May 11, 1916, to Henry and Jennie (Chasteen) Gadd. She was a loving, wife, mother and grandmother and will be truly missed by everyone.

Ada is survived by: her grandchildren, David (Linda) Lambert, Gregory (Wanda) Lambert, Lisa (Ted) Johnson and Eric (Michelle) Lambert, all of the Evansville, Ind., area; six great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and two on the way.

Ada is preceded in death by: her parents; husband, William S. Harris; daughter, Bonnie Lambert and her husband Donald R. Lambert; three sisters; and one brother. Ada also leaves behind family from the Berea and Richmond, Ky., area.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711 with the Rev. Steve Clayton officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until time of service Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Browning Funeral Home.

James L. Brown
James L. Brown

James L. Brown

Mr. James L. Brown age 67, of Mt.Vernon passed away Wednesday April 16th, 2014 at the Rockcastle Hospital after a long illness. He was born on July 20th, 1946 in Rockcastle County the son of the late Cecil and Zora Barron Brown.

He was a retired mechanic an outdoorsman and enjoyed working on lawn mowers, cars, tractors, he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping gardening, NASCAR, and was a member of the Chestnut Ridge Church of Christ.

Survivors are; his wife of 49yrs.; Mrs. Shirley Todd Brown of Mt.Vernon. One son; James Michael Brown of Mt.Vernon. One daughter; Sheila Flannery of Bryantsville, KY. One brother; William Brown of Somerset, KY. Two sisters; Mrs. Linda Marcum of Mt.Vernon, and Mrs. Brenda McFerron of Berea. Two grandchildren also survive.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 PM Friday April 18, 2014 at Cox Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Funeral services will be at 2 PM Saturday April 19, 2014 at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Poplar Grove Cemetery.

Albert W. Skinner
Albert W. Skinner

Albert W. Skinner

Albert W. Skinner was born September 29, 1959 and departed this life Monday, April 14, 2014 at the his residence in Lexington, being 54 years of age. He was the son of Olin B. Skinner of Lexington and of the late Minda (Marcum) Skinner. Albert was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to his father, Albert was also survived by two children, Jimmy Ray Skinner of Richmond and Crystal Lynn Tussell of Lexington. Other survivors include two brothers, Danny Skinner and Doug Skinner both of Lexington and two sisters, Wanda Rose of Frankfort and Lisa Clarkson of Danville. Albert was blessed with 4 grandchildren.

Funeral service was held 2:00PM Friday, April 18, 2014 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Chris Skinner officiating. Burial followed in the Lainhart Cemetery. Visitation was 12 Noon Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

Louise Webb

Louise Webb was born February 3, 1939 in Jackson County and departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at her residence in Richmond, being 75 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Charlie & Lessie (Marcum) Kerby.

Louise is survived by a sister, Verna Gabbard of Richmond and by a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Louise was also preceded in death by her husband, John W. Webb; and by the following brothers and sisters, Lloyd, Chester, Stanley, Lester & Earl Kerby, Mae Williams and Edna Kerby. Louise was of the Baptist Faith.

Graveside service was held 11:00AM Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Isaacs & Reed Cemetery in Chestnut Flat with Bro. Brian Gabbard officiating. Lakes Funeral Home McKee was in charge of arrangements.

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