Obituaries Apr. 20-27, 2014

Jordyn Conner
Jordyn Conner

Jordyn Conner

Jordyn Paige Cox/Conner, 19 of Berea, Kentucky died Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born August 17, 1994 in Bellaire, Ohio a daughter of Kimberly Conner Fonner and Larry A. Cox, Jr.

Jordyn was a member of the Victory Life Church in Georgetown, Kentucky and attended Eastern Kentucky University.

She formed “Jordyn’s Jems”, an outreach program for the kids at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. On Saturday, she was able to carry out one last wish. Jordyn gave out 100 Easter baskets to other children at the hospital with the help of her church members and friends.

Jordyn was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Mary Conner, her paternal grandfather, Larry A. Cox, Sr. and her paternal step grandfather, Carl J. Hupp, Jr., uncles, Daniel P. Conner and Gregory Mark Harrell and cousin, Baily Elizabeth Conner.

Surviving are her mother, Kimberley (Robert) Fonner of Berea, her father, Larry (Terri) Cox, Jr. of Bellaire, Ohio, two sisters, Kortney Cox and Brandee Fonner both of Berea, two brothers, Coree Cox of Bellaire and Matthew Fonner of Berea, her maternal great grandparents, Paul E. and Joann Conner of Toronto, maternal grandfather, Edward C. Conner of Steubenville and her paternal grandmother, Carolyn Cox Hupp of Rayland. Also aunts, Lori (Frank) Longwell of Benwood, Brandi James of Bellaire, Evelyn Conner Harrell of Hico, Tabitha Conner of Bellaire, Connie Conner of Weirton and Paula Conner (Dwight) Churchill of Benson and uncle, Edward P. (Beth) Conner of Mingo Junction and nephew, Kameron Cox of Berea.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire on Saturday from 2 pm until time of services at 7 pm with Pastor Tim Turner officiating. Graveside services will be held on Monday at 1 pm at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling with Pastor Gary Eller officiating.

A Memorial Celebration of Jordyn’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 2 pm at the Victory Life Church in Georgetown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Team Jordyn, c/o
Carolyn Hupp, 3820 County Road 15, Rayland, Ohio 43943.

Share your thoughts and memories with Jordyn’s family at www.altmeyer.com.

Peggy Goodrich Broaddus
Peggy Goodrich Broaddus

Peggy Goodrich Broaddus

Peggy Goodrich Broaddus, 72, of Faye Street in Berea, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at Berea Health Care Center. She was born in Madison County, Kentucky.

She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and enjoyed taking care of a great-great niece Kaylee Beth Halstead. She worked 10 years at Boone Tavern as a waitress and 36 years at Parker Seal. Also, she was a caregiver.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Johnny Broaddus; her parents, Holt and Grace Davis Goodrich; three brothers, Bill, Charles and Holt Jr.; two sisters, Bea McKinney and Mary Halstead; and one nephew, Terry Halstead.

She is survived by: her sister, Ruth Colville; seven nieces, Mary Ann Hampton, Carla Cordier, Gail Condrey, Vicki Harris, Sheila Isaacs, Jane Clinedinst and Becky Colville; and three nephews, Larry Goodrich, George Goodrich and Don McKinney. She also is survived by: 10 great-nieces, Libby Workman, Deborah Braumback, Regina Reynolds, Ashley Condrey, Amy Palacios, Lorna Music, Trina Goodrich, Anita Kennedy, Amanda Leger and Emily Clinedinst; and seven great-nephews, Billy Gadd, Keith Goodrich, Jonathan Cordier, Derek Isaacs, Hank Halstead, Swan Halstead and Stuart Clinedinst; 15 great-great-nieces and nephews and two great-great-great-nephews.

Special friends Delores Powell, Hazel O’Donnell and Betty Deatherage and her mother-in-law, Geneva Fothergill, also survive.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at Lakes Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey Kays officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Larry Goodrich, George Goodrich, Danny Isaacs, Derek Isaacs, Ron Condrey, Roger Wilson and Don McKinney.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1456 Paint Lick Road, Berea, KY 40403

Lou G. DeWeese

Lou G. DeWeese, 82, of Venice, Florida, passed away, Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Venice Regional Medical Center. She was born October 2, 1931, in West Point, Mississippi, to Lewis and Sarah Hutchinson Gentry, both of whom preceded her in death. Mrs. DeWeese was a retired nurse.

Local service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

Larry Don Faulkner

Larry Don Faulkner, 59, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was born December 29, 1954, in Richmond, the son of Everette Burnam Faulkner and Arvella Stone Faulkner. He was a self-employed electrician and attended Corinth Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Everette Faulkner.

Survivors include: his wife, Carla Ann Faulkner of Richmond; his mother, Arvella Faulkner of Richmond; one son, Louis Burnam Faulkner (Jamie) of Louisiana; three grandchildren, Alysandra, Katherine and Jonathon Faulkner, all of Louisiana; two sisters, Joy Lear (Billy) of Crab Orchard and Tina Hill (Tony) of Richmond; two brothers, Arlie Burnam Faulkner and Roger Dale Faulkner (Darlene), both of Richmond; his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Vaughn of Middlesboro; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services for Larry Don Faulkner will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. David Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the funeral home.

Pearl LeMay

Pearl Elizabeth Rogers LeMay, 91, widow of Berneal “Bill” LeMay Sr., passed away Friday evening. Mrs. LeMay was born October 27, 1922, in Covington, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Elmer and Minnie Perry Rogers. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Gloria F. Carrier (Larry); one son, Wilbert LeMay (Joyce); one brother, William “Bill” Rogers (Barbara); six grandchildren, Diana LeMay, Kathy Parrott, Berneal LeMay III (Missy), Susan LeMay (Tom Coker), Eric Caudill and Shonda Ross (Justin); four great-grandchildren, Daniel Caudill, Nathan LeMay, Sophie Ross and Amber Merriman; one great-great-grandchild, Aria Martinez; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Berneal LeMay Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Elaine Morgan

Elaine “Peanut” Morgan, born April 7, 1942, departed this life Friday, April 24, 2014, into the loving arms of our Lord, where she will live forever in His kingdom.

Elaine was preceded in death by: one son, Danny Morgan; her parents, John Wade and Hattie B. Powell; two sisters, Ethel Bond and Alberta Johnson; three brothers, Jack, Willard “Bud” and Gene Powell.

She is survived by: her loving husband of 55 years, Taylor Morgan Jr.; one daughter, Robin (Mike) Foley of Richmond; one son, John Morgan of Somerset; three grandchildren, Matthew Morgan, Dustin Foley and Caressa Foley; two great-grandchildren, Kaidyn and Rebekah; a sister, Arlene Dough; a brother, Wayne Powell; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving relatives and friends.

Elaine was a friend to all who knew her, one who helped whenever and however she could, and was never more than a phone call away. She was spirited, loving, funny, intelligent and always caring.

Elaine loved old-time hymns and believed in the Word of our Lord. She tried to be an example of His love throughout her life. She will forevermore be missed, and her passing leaves a void which cannot be filled.

Funeral services for Elaine Morgan will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Jason Morgan and Lee Williams speaking. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Morgan, Dustin Foley, Mike Foley, John Morgan, Jason Morgan and Michael Dough.

Elaine would not want us to mourn her passing for long, but remember her with a smile and gentle heart, knowing she is at peace. Forevermore, dear friend.

Donald Glenmore Smith

Donald Glenmore Smith, 78, of Greens Crossing, the husband of Rose Ella Conner Smith, passed away Saturday afternoon at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gerene Kersey
Gerene Kersey

Gerene Kersey

Gerene Kersey, age 87, of Leitchfield, KY, passed away Wednesday, (April 23, 2014) at the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield. She was born on April 25, 1926 in Falls of Rough, KY, the daughter of the late Ottie and Osie Wilson Edwards.

She was a retired Social Service Worker for the Parent and Child Center, a member of the Little Clifty Homemakers, the Grayson County Quilting Society and the Shady Grove Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Jerry Kersey (Wanda) of Leitchfield, two daughters, Pam Bennett (Vernon) of Richmond KY and Kathy Montgomery of Lexington KY, six grandchildren, Lori Powell, Jerry Kersey Jr. (Heather), Jami Johnson (Arlando), Thomas Johnson, Jeana Giles (Chris) and Daniel Montgomery (Emily), seven great grandchildren, Abigale and Caleb Powell, Isabel and Claire Kersey, and Hessi, Addi and Beckham Johnson, one brother, Daymon Edwards of Louisville, two sisters, Dorothy Shain of Louisville and Patsy Swift of Leitchfield and a sister-in-law, Kathryn Edwards of Falls of Rough, KY.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters, Jessie Elmer, Cecil, and Edgar Wayne Edwards, Verlene Powell and Mary Lucille Edwards.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, (April 28, 2014) at the Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield. Bro. Chester Shartzer will be officiating. Burial will be in the Little Clifty Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Dermitt Funeral Home from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday and from 9:00 a.m. Monday until time of services.

Fannie Goble Lamb Marshall

Fannie Goble Lamb Marshall, 82, of Red House, the widow of J. W. Marshall, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. She was born July 23, 1931, in Fayette County, to Matthew and Katie Katherine Brock Lamb, both of whom preceded her in death.

Mrs. Marshall was a homemaker and a member of Red House Holiness Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Marsha Sue Roe (Wayne) of Richmond, and Tammie Marie Mullins (Steven) of Waco; five sons, Shelby Arnold Marshall (Sandra, Thomas Wayne Marshall (Shirley), John Matthew “Pete” Marshall, Jackie Marshall (Judy) and David Wilson Marshall, all of Richmond; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, J.W., and her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Bertha Roe and a brother, Rev. James Lamb.

Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. Kurt Davis and Bro. Bruce Alcorn officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation 5 – 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be George Hall, Jr., John Matthew Marshall Jr., John Mullins, Kevin Boyer, Luke Marshall and Ricky Marshall. Honorary bearers will be Mark Marshall, Matthew Marshall, Scottie Wilburn and Alan Marshall.

Barbara Ann French Cooper
Barbara Ann French Cooper

Barbara Ann French Cooper

Barbara Ann French Cooper, 67, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, surrounded by her family.

She was preceded in death her father, Edward Howland French.

She is survived by her mother, Daisy Burns French; husband, William Cooper, MD; children Heather Cooper Ellis, Ashley Cooper Waechter (Kurt), Bethany Cooper Watt and William Edward Lee Cooper; grandchildren Meredith Grace Waechter, William Kade Waechter and Margaret “Maggie” Anne Watt; sister, Patti French Anderson (Rex); brothers- and sisters-in-law Robert Cooper, MD (Carol), Mike Cooper (Lucy), Rick Cooper, DMD (Lucy) and Mary Ann Cooper; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Barb began her career as a nurse at Central Baptist Hospital. She then became a mother and raised her four children while being involved in multiple charities.

She was active in the parent teacher association at her children’s schools, served as a board member at Possibilities Unlimited, she was on numerous boards of the Fayette County Medical society, the Blue Grass Charity Ball Board, served at Crestwood Christian Church, was active in the Lexington Junior League of Lexington, was vice chairwoman and then chairwoman of the Lexington Junior Horseshow, was a member of the Common Cents Investment Club, and business owner of The Best of Lexington visitor’s guide. She was a loving, generous, kind and compassionate grandmother, mother, wife, sister and friend. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and brought Barb much happiness.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Barb’s memory to Hospice, manyfaces1voice.org, or a charity close to your heart.

Visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014. A memorial service is 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 463 E. Main St., Lexington, Ky.

Mary Astor Tackett Middleton

Mary Astor Tackett Middleton, 78, of Kingston, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Baptist Health, Richmond. She was born May 9, 1935, in Floyd County, Kentucky, to Everett Edward and Mollie Mullins Tackett, both of whom preceded her in death.

Mary was a retired stenographer for Kentucky State Police and a member of Hays Fork Baptist Church.

Mary is survived by her husband, Wm. C. “Bill” Middleton, of Kingston; two sons, Bill “Butch” Middleton, and wife, Dee, of Memphis, Tennessee, and Mark Middleton, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and two grandchildren, William Steven and Lisa Kay Middleton.

Other survivors include her brother, Everett “Bud” Tackett; three sisters, Phyllis Coldiron and husband, Glenn, Regina Salisbury and husband, Amos, and Beth McCoy and husband, Rick; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services for Mary will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Sam Smith, Vincent Carman and Ronnie “Butch” Pennington officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bill “Butch” Middleton, Mark Middleton, Everett “Bud” Tackett, William Steven Middleton, Rick McCoy and Glenn Coldiron. Honorary bearers will be Amos Salisbury and the deacons of Hayes Fork Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hays Fork Baptist Church Building Fund, 4447 Hays Fork Lane, Richmond, KY 40475

Rhonda Michelle Roark

Rhonda Michelle Roark, 39, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond. Rhonda was born on April 24, 1974 in Madison County to Mitchell Smith, and the late Brenda Joyce Richardson Smith.
She was a graduate of Madison Central High School, and was a homemaker.

She is survived by: her son, Corey D. Roark and her father, Mitchell Smith, as well as a host of other family and friends.

The family has selected private services. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Jane Miller Vaughn
Frances Jane Miller Vaughn

Frances Jane Miller Vaughn

Frances Jane Miller Vaughn, 95, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 peacefully at her home of natural causes. Frances was born September 23, 1918, in Madison County, the youngest of 12 children, to the late John and Susie Jenkins Miller.

She attended Kirksville School and worked at Westinghouse for 29 years and retired in 1980. Frances was a member of the Harris Memorial Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for several years.

On May 24, 1934, Frances married Lester “Leck” Vaughn. They were married 66 years before Leck preceded her in death in 2001. She loved her family and enjoyed hosting large family gatherings where she often invited anyone who didn’t have a place to spend the holiday seasons. Frances enjoyed cooking and working in her flower garden, traveling with family but found time every day to read her Bible and write in her journal.

Frances was also preceded in death by 11 siblings: Arthur Miller, Mary Miller Lamb, Ernest Miller, Grace Miller Rogers, John Miller Jr., Bessie Miller, Dulcie Miller Tackett, Burnam Franklin Miller, Dolly Miller Masters, Julia Ann Miller May, and Nellie Miller.

Survivors include two daughters: Nelvina (Harold) Agee and Mary Ann (Harold) Coffey, all of Richmond; seven grandchildren: Bruce (Debbie) Agee, Steve (Anne) Agee, Alan (Mae) Agee, Sherry (Chris) Stocker Thiele, Ray (Darlene) Stocker, Beth (Phil) Stocker Johnson, and Shelly Stocker; 11 great grandchildren: Stephanie (Robbie) Agee Johnson, Tara (Gary) Agee Miracle, Ashley (Kent) Sparks Smith, Jared Sparks, Joshua Agee, Chip Sweet, Dustin (Ashley) Sweet, Rachel (Eric) Stocker Leininger, Luke (Daine) Stocker, Hunter Stocker, and Bethany Johnson; several great great-grandchildren, great-great great grandchildren, step-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Combs, Parsons, & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. James Hardin and Rev. Paul Floyd officiating. Burial will follow at the Paint Lick Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Bruce Agee, Steve Agee, Alan Agee, Ray Stocker, Chris Thiele, Phil Johnson, Dustin Sweet, Chip Sweet and Hunter Stocker.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403.

Devin Nicole Rose

Devin Nicole Rose, 31, passed away Sunday evening, April 20, 2014. She was born April 14, 1983, the daughter of Clifford and Debbie Burdine Rose. She was a member of the Church of God in Estill County.

Survivors in addition to her parents include two daughters: Glassie Fain and Lidia Fain; one brother: Aaron Rose (Ruby); a half-brother: Greg Rose (Melissa); her maternal grandmother: Bertha Burdine; several aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her other grandparents: Ray Burdine and Lillie and Violet Rose.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Leroy Hammons and Bro. Kenneth Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Patrick Wells, B.J. Isaacs, Chris Burdine, Cody Burdine, Johnny Burdine and Glen Roberts.

Daniel Edward  Wilmot
Daniel Edward Wilmot

Daniel Edward Wilmot

Daniel Edward “Eddie” Wilmot, age 61, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at his home in Cartersville. He was born in Cartersville to Willie and Juanita Conn Wilmot, both whom preceded him in death. He worked in construction and liked to play golf and pitch horse shoes.

Eddie is survived by his children, Becky (Billy) Potter of Berea, and Shane Wilmot of Cartersville; his brothers, Robert (Jewell) Wilmot of Berea, Garnett (Ramona) Wilmot of Richmond, Indiana, Larry (Sondra) Wilmot of Richmond, Indiana, Arthur (Holly) Wilmot of Paint Lick. 7 grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Edward Wilmot, and a brother, Roy Wilmot.

Funeral services for Eddie will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Bruce Alcorn, Bro. J. B. Alexander, Bro. Steve Robinson, and Bro. Harold Sparks officiating. Burial will be in the Cartersville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be David Wilmot, Billy Ray Robinson, Jason Isaacs, Argo Robinson, Jimmy Hall, and Silas “Slim” Pingleton. Honorary pallbearers will be Merle Collins, Delbert Childress, Butch Amburgey, Marshall Damrell, and Rickie Wilmot.

Edna Mae Collins

Edna Mae Collins, age 100 of Richmond, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at her home. She was born in Jackson County to the late Matt Collins and Anna Evans Collins.

She was a retired hotel manager and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a niece with whom she lived, Anna Carol Collins of Richmond. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 5 sisters.

Funeral services for Miss Collins will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Stone Cole Cemetery in Lee County. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service.

Wayne Thacker
Wayne Thacker

Lowell Wayne Thacker

Lowell Wayne Thacker, 68, of Nicholasville, formerly of Richmond, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at his residence following a short illness. He was a Rockcastle County native born August 31, 1945, son of the late Kenneth and Edith Baker Thacker.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran (Vietnam Era), auto body repairman, retired Environmental Management Specialist (V.A. Medical Center Leestown Division) and member of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his loving wife, Jean Lear Thacker; 2 children, Amber Lakes Bruner, Thomas Jefferson “Bucky” Lakes III; 7 siblings, Virginia (Conley) Saylor, Margie Gadd, Laverene (John) Powell, Kenneth (Alice Faye) Thacker, Michael (Carolyn) Thacker, Elaine Grant, Deborah (Dennis) Thompson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Rabon Thacker, George Thacker.

Funeral Service 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Reppert Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Scaffold Cane Cemetery. Visitation Noon Wednesday until service time.

Pallbearers will be: Mike Dailey, Larry Walls, Bucky Lakes, Bradley Lawson, Tommy Phillips, J. T. Lear. Nephews will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

Danny Means

Danny Ray Means, 63, of Kirksville, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center. Danny was born in Montgomery County on November 23, 1950, to the late Stanley and Ruth Conchwright Means.

He was a farmer who enjoyed the outdoors and fishing. He was fun loving and outgoing and never met a stranger.

Survivors include: his wife, Vivian Johnson Means; four sons, Stanley “Pete” Means, Christopher Lynch, Charlie Woolum and Dillon Means; six daughters, Allena Dunn, Valerie Moore and husband Robert, Jerrika Means, Inanna Means, Destiny Means and Jolene Snow; three brothers, James Means and wife Dessie, Ike Sams and wife Zola, Paul Sams and wife Matilda; three sisters, Margaret Means, Elizabeth Means and Delina Sams; his stepmother, Dorothy “Dot” Means; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Means.

A graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Shanks Family Cemetery, 2219 Jacks Creek Road, Richmond, with the Rev. Ronnie “Butch” Pennington officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Means, Robert Moore, Austin Miller, Emery Shanks Jr., Robert Means and Adam Shanks.

Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nora Morgan Leach

Nora Morgan Leach, 98 years of age, a resident of Battlefield Memorial Hwy, Richmond, Kentucky, passed on to her heavenly home on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Nora was born on Pine Mountain in Harlan County, Kentucky on April 8, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Elijah and Mimmie Brummett Morgan.

She moved to Richmond, Kentucky in 1952. She was an avid gardener and read her Bible daily. Nora was a member of the Wallins Creek Christian Church, Wallins Creek, Kentucky.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ellis Leach and her beloved daughter, Maxine Hamblen. She is survived by her children, Austin (Maggie) Leach, of Milton, Tennessee; James (Nancy) Leach of Berea, Kentucky; Ellis Leach, Jr., of Richmond, Kentucky; Pauline Rorrer, wife of the late Danny Rorrer, of Garrard County, Kentucky and Irene Reed, wife of the late Benny Reed, of Richmond, Kentucky. She is also, survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

There will be a private family graveside service. There will be no visitation.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, Kentucky or pass on a kind deed to family, friend or stranger and make their day a better one.

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

Nathanael Paul Howell
Nathanael Paul Howell

Nathanael Paul Howell

Nathanael Paul Howell, 32, of Richmond, passed away suddenly Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his home. He was born December 21, 1981, in Miami, Florida, to David Timothy and Susan Elaine Rowell Howell.

Nathanael was a former employee of Lowes, Wendy’s Restaurant and Pizza Hut. He loved playing the drums and he was an avid train and helicopter enthusiast. He was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.

In addition to his parents, David and Susan, he is survived by his sister, Priscilla Suzanne Howell of Louisville, KY; two brothers, John-Michael Joseph Howell (Julia) and Andrew David Howell (Jacqulyn) both of Richmond; his paternal grandparents, Joe and Ann Howell; maternal grandmother, Vannie Rowell; two nieces, Claire and Olivia Howell, and one nephew, Eliyah Howell.

Other survivors include his aunts, Jane Kershaw, Sarah Holley, Mary Ritchie, Deborah Chamberlain, Jo Ann Tucker and Priscilla Williams; his uncles, John Rowell (Kay), John Howell, Paul Howell, Daniel Howell, and Mark Howell; a very special devoted friend, Karen Farson, and numerous cousins.

Nathanael was preceded in death by one brother, Phillip Mark Howell, his grandfather, Robert O. Rowell and one aunt, Grace Amanda Howell.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with the service at 1:00 p.m. Private family graveside service will follow at the Richmond Cemetery.

Imogene Flannery Arthur
Imogene Flannery Arthur

Imogene Flannery Arthur

Imogene Flannery Arthur, 71, of Waco, passed away Sunday April 20, 2014, at Baptist Health in Lexington. Imogene was born in Jackson County to the late Enoch and Mae Vivan Flannery.

She retired from the Paramount Potato Chip Company in Flint, Michigan, a member of the Teamster Union and a member of the Pentecostal faith. One of her favorite pastimes was bingo.

She is survived by: her husband, Donald Arthur of Waco; a stepdaughter, Teresa VanWinkle; her caretaker and niece, Tammy Hill; two stepgrandsons, Tommy Goosey, Steven Goosey; and a stepgranddaughter, Cynthia Goosey, for whom she was a caretaker.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Lakes Funeral Home with funeral services starting at noon officiated by the Rev. David Elgin. Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Flatwoods Cemetery of Waco.

Dwight Dickerson

Dwight Dickerson, 51, partner of Gail Clark, passed away Saturday, April 26th 2014 at his home, after a long illness. Mr. Dickerson was a native of Madison County, a son of Joyce Parke Dickerson, and the late Daniel Dickerson. He was a member of the Union City Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his partner Gail include his sons Daniel and Lewis Dickerson; his daughter April Dickerson; his step-sons Jeffrey Clark and Anthony Riddell; his mother Joyce Parke Dickerson; his brother Darrell (Bobby Parsons) Dickerson; his grandchildren Trinity Clark, Bryson Barrett, and Joy Daniel Deckert Dickerson.

Services will be held Monday, April 28th, 2014, at 1:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home, with Bro. Bobby Greene officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison Memorial Gardens. Friends may call anytime after 11:00 am Monday, until service time.

Pallbearers will be Earnest Parke, Ronnie Reams, Dale Dickerson, Jeffrey Clark, Brandon Barrett, and Roger Barrett.

Evelyn Marston

Evelyn “Willie” Marie Adams Marston of Richmond, KY by way of Point Pleasant, WV went to be with the Lord on Wednesday March 27, 2014.

She is survived by her wife Lynda McBride, her two sons Faizal McBride and Christian Holloway, her grandson Doc Holloway, her “Good-good Baby,” her Mother Geraldine Adams, her brother John Adams and too-many family, friends and otherwise touched individuals to mention here by name.

Willie was something different to everyone she met…a loving wife and parent…a skilled plumber…a rambling stranger…the oldest little kid…or a tragic soul…but no matter who you ask, she was always someone who genuinely cared. She loved bigger than most have the courage to dream, and that’s how she’ll always be remembered. Rest well Willie – you’ve earned it.

Rellie McIntosh Begley
Rellie McIntosh Begley

Rellie McIntosh Begley

Rellie McIntosh Begley, 85, widow of Ralph Begley, passed away April 23rd, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Center after a long illness. Mrs. Begley was a native of Perry County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Ance and Susan Bowling McIntosh.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Thelma Lou Begley; her brother Ray McIntosh; and a sister Lettie Bowling.

Survivors include her daughters Brenda Barger of Indianapolis, Cindy (and husband Mike) Howard, of Eckerty, IN, Faye (and husband Roger) Hume of Lancaster, Phyllis (and husband Adrian) Garrett of Lexington, Carol (and husband Carey) Montgomery of Richmond; her son Jesse (and wife Bendy) Begley of Richmond; her brother Ance McIntosh Jr; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, April 25th, at 10:00 am at Heritage Funeral Home with Bro. Darren Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison Memorial Gardens. Friends may call anytime after 5:00 pm Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Shon Bowling, Matt Hume, Michael Howard, Adrian Garrett III, Dakota Begley, and Luke Gooch.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to

Compassionate Care Center
350 Isaacs Lane
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 626-9292

Henry Owens
Henry Owens

Henry Owens

Mr. Henry Owens age 97, of Mt.Vernon passed away Wednesday April 23rd, 2014 at the Saint Joseph Hospital in London, Ky. He was born on September 16th, 1916 in Rockcastle County the son of the late Lloyd and Cleo Hayes Owens.

He was a retired farmer, enjoyed local genealogy, going to Wendy’s Restaurant, and was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ.

Survivors are: his wife; Mrs. Thressel Irene Broyles Owens of Mt.Vernon. One daughter; Mrs. Mava June Stamper of Mt.Vernon. One sister; Mrs. Mary Lou Easterly of Englewood, Oh., and by one grandchild; Shawn Stamper of Richmond, Ky.

Besides his father & mother he was preceded in death by: two brothers; Fred, and Bob Owens, by one sister; Georgia Cresswell, and by two infant sons; Arlin Henry, and Lynn Delwin Owens.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 PM Friday April 25, 2014 at Cox Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 1 PM Saturday April 26, 2014 at Fairview Church of Christ. Interment will follow at the Friendship Cemetery.

Helen Effie Hall

Helen Effie Hall, age 87, of New Fox Road in Irvine, passed away Thursday, April 24, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond after a short illness. She was born January 7, 1927, in Oxford, OH, the daughter of the late Zack and Ruby Richardson Warner.

She was a retired employee of the Bluegrass Army Depot and a member of the Bethel Christian Church. She had lived in Estill County most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Freeman and also by 2 brothers, Harold and Charles Warner and her husbands, Clayton Jones and Morris Hall.

She is survived by 2 Daughters Carol Price & husband, Ray, and Cathy Shearer & husband, Ralph all of Richmond. 1 Son Larry Freeman & wife, Sherry and 1 Brother Robert Warner all of Irvine.

She is also survived by 6 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 28, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Rose-Freeman Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Sunday at the Funeral Home.

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