Obituaries May 11-18, 2014

Willard Alexander Jr.
Willard Alexander Jr.

Willard Alexander Jr.

Willard Alexander Jr. “Bug” age 54 of Berea, died Friday May 16, 2014 at his home. “Bug” was a member of the Pilot Knob Baptist Church and had worked for the Madison County Road Department as well as Alexander’s Gas and Grocery Store. “Bug” was born in Richmond KY to Willard Alexander Sr. and the late Mable Centers Alexander.

“Bug” is survived by his father Willard Alexander Sr., his children: Kevin Alexander and Samantha (Robert) Hayes, his siblings Bill (Frankie) Alexander, Sandy (Danny) Whittemore, Tina (Lonnie) Abney, Pennie (Tim) Centers and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday May 19, 2014 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Lee Abney officiating, burial will be in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday May 18, 2014 from 6-9 pm at the Funeral Home.

Shelly D. Canaday

Shelly D. Canaday age 49 of Rogers St. Berea, died Tuesday May 12, 2014 at her home. Shelly was born in Dayton Ohio to Jean Whitson (Fred) Spurlock of Dayton Ohio, and the late Pete Neeley, Shelly also attended the Harmon’s Lick Holiness Church.

Shelly is survived by her son Cody (Darlene) Ledford of Crab Orchard, and her daughters Sarah Beth McCoy of Dayton OH, Amanda Wagers of Waco, KY, and Lynn Prickett of Crab Orchard, her sister Debbie Fann, and her grandchildren: Matthew Ledford, Jacob Ledford, Summer Ledford, Jaymz Snowball, Jax Ledford, Carmon McCoy, Tyler Hickle, Hayley Hickle, Kaycee Prickett, and the father of her children Daryl Ledford.

Funeral services will be Friday May 16, 2014 at 2 pm at Harmon’s Lick Holiness Church with Bro. Michael Leger officiating. Burial will be in the Saylor Cemetery at Harmon’s Lick. Visitation will be Thursday after 6 pm at the Harmon’s Lick Holiness Church.

Lakes Funeral Home, Berea is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Darrell Shepherd

Raymond Darrell Shepherd, 77, of Madison County, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014, with his loving wife at his side, at the VA Medical Center in Lexington.

He was born December 4, 1936, in Gordon, Kentucky, to Leonard and Maggie Helton Shepherd, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a veteran of the Vietnam era where he served in the U. S. Army. He was an employee of the former A & P Company, before he retired from the U. S. Postal Service, after 28 years of service. He was of the Southern Baptist faith.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Margaret Christine Phipps Shepherd, of Richmond; one sister, Bernice Camacho of Cincinnati, OH; two brothers, Jim Shepherd (Linda) of Cumberland, KY and Leonard Shepherd, Jr. (Ann) of Richmond; and several nieces and nephews and was everyone’s “favorite uncle”.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Sarah Boggs and two brothers, Rudolph and Howard Shepherd.

Visitation will be from 4 – 8 p.m. followed by services for Raymond 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home. Graveside services and burial will be 12:00 p.m. Thursday at the Creech Cemetery in Harlan County at Cumberland, Kentucky, with Bro. Charles Shepherd officiating.

Pallbearers will be, L. E. Boggs, Zack Boggs, Tyler Cederlund, Brenda DePalma, Luke Pecoraro, Jason Phipps, Richard Phipps, and Jimmy D. Shepherd. Honorary bearers will be Homer Crowe and Jamie Vaughn.

Donations are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans, 3275 Alexandria Pike, Cold Springs, KY 41076

David Lee Thompson
David Lee Thompson

David Lee Thompson

David Lee Thompson, 63, of Madison County, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014, in the IC Unit of Baptist Health – Lexington.

He was born August 16, 1950 in Carlisle, Kentucky to Carl Lee Thompson and the late Virginia Dare Brown Thompson, of Frankfort. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U. S. Air Force, and had retired from Eastern Kentucky University’s Information and Technology Services Department staff and faculty.

David is survived by his wife, Patricia K. Blankenship Thompson, a step-daughter and son-in-law, Heather Bree and Charles Michael Arvin of Berea and Richmond; his father, Carl Lee Thompson of Frankfort, Kentucky, as well as several cousins in and around the Lexington and Frankfort areas.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Grant Mathes officiating.

Entombment will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome or donations may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256 or at www.woundedwarriorproject.org .

David Paul Kuhl
David Paul Kuhl

David Paul Kuhl

David Paul Kuhl of Louisville, father of Sallie Cobb of Richmond, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014.

He was a graduate of St. Xavier High School (1947,) Holy Trinity Elementary School, past member of Knights of Columbus, the German-American Club, owner of Acme Auto Parts and a veteran of the United States Air Force. As a member of Air Force Joint Task Force Seven, he worked on Operation Castle and in connection with Atomic Energy Agency testing at Bikini Atol.

He is preceded in death by: his sisters, L.M. “Missy” Kuhl, Martha Kuhl, Mary K. Newton, Francis Kuhl and Johanna K. Coble.

He is survived by: his children, Paul Kuhl, Lewis Kuhl, Matthew Kuhl, Peter Kuhl, Patrick Kuhl, and Sallie Cobb (Terrell).

Mass of Christian burial will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at St. Louis Bertrand, 1104 S. 6th St., Louisville, with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road, in St. Matthews.

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

Bobby G. Moberly
Bobby G. Moberly

Bobby G. Moberly

Bobby G. Moberly, 78, husband of the late Geraldine Moberly, died May 14, 2014.

He was the son of the late John and Sally Moberly. He retired from IBM after 29 years in 1990 and was a member of TurningPoint Church.

He is survived: by two sons, Gene (Rhonda) Moberly and Jamie (Esther) Moberly; a brother, Ronald (Maude) Moberly; a sister, Nancy (Bob) Moody; and four grandchildren, Kaylin (Wade) Flannery, Cory Moberly, Jordan Moberly and Ethan Moberly.

His funeral will 11 a.m. Monday at Milward-Southland in Lexington followed by interment at the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Margaret Marie Pitcher
Margaret Marie Pitcher

Margaret Marie Pitcher

Margaret Marie Ball Pitcher, 81, of Waco, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center. She was born in Estill County on November 6, 1932, to the late Elba A. and Florence Miller Ball.

Mrs. Pitcher retired from Eastern Kentucky University as a librarian clerk. She deeply loved her family and enjoyed reading. She was a member of the Flatwoods Christian Church.

On April 14, 1951, she united in marriage to Edward Pitcher, Jr. who preceded her in death in January 29, 1979.

Survivors include: her son, Michael E. (Elizabeth) Pitcher of Versailles; two daughters, Connie (Kenneth) Dennis and Sharon S. (Gary) Mason, all of Waco; two brothers, Elba A. (Pat) Ball Jr. and Ray M. (Louise) Ball; two sisters, Wanda Parker and Carolyn (John) Hall; five grandchildren, Patrick Dennis, Kevin Dennis, Jeremy Mason, Ben Pitcher and Natalie Pitcher; two great-granddaughters, Kristyn Dennis and Kandace Dennis; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Pitcher also was preceded in death by two sisters, Arveta Renfro and Geneva Hopper.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, as well as Ricky Mize and T.J. Pitcher.

Rachel Lee Ballew

Rachel Lee Ballew, 91, of Dayton, Ohio, died May 1, 2014. She was the mother of Jerry J.D. Walker. Her funeral was Saturday, May 10 in Dayton.

Graveside services will be conducted at Maple Grove Cemetery in Richmond, 11 a.m. Friday, May 16.

Kelly Jon Adams
Kelly Jon Adams

Kelly Jon Adams

Kelly Jon Adams, 54, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 13, 2014, at Baptist Health Lexington. He was born April 26, 1960, in Richfield, Utah, to Rex Billby and Wilma Whitney Adams, both of whom preceded him in death.

He moved to Kentucky 29 years ago and had a true love for the Bluegrass. Jon was a technician with Osram Sylvania.

He was an amazing man with a strong love for his family and the Lord. He served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was an active member his entire life.

He always had a smile that could light up a room. Jon was a genuine and kind-hearted man with unmatched integrity. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his family.

He is survived by: his wife of 31 years, Karin Broughton Adams of Richmond; two sons, Ryan Adams (Kaila) of Lexington and David Adams of Richmond; his stepmother, Maxine Adams, and six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Jon will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Richmond. Bishop Bill Phillips will officiate. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

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

Mary E. Spillman

Mary E. Spillman, 91, a native of Richmond, died May 9, 2014.

Her funeral will be noon Friday at St. Paul AME Church in Richmond with visitation from 11 a.m. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Chenault Bros. Funeral Home of Winchester in charge of arrangements.

Violet Spann Scott

Violet Spann Scoot, 95, of Oviedo, Fla., died May 8, 2014. She is survived by Clarence Etheridge of Richmond.

Arrangements are pending at Golden Funeral Home in Winter Park, Fla.

William T. Goins
William T. Goins

William T. Goins

William T. (Bill) Goins, (87) a man of faith, family and friends, with a big heart, a twinkle in his eyes and a love for everyone, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 after a short illness and complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Bill was very blessed to be at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond at the time of his passing.

Bill was born in Kenvir, Harlan County, KY on October 29, 1926 to Sarah McFarland Goins and Fred Goins. His mother died when he was two years old, and Bill was raised by his grandmother, Tempa Moore Jones in Corbin, KY. His grandmother was the most influential person in his life and he often said she was the “greatest lady I have ever known.” He recently wrote a note to his family entitled “My Grandmother is my Mommy.”

Bill entered the US Navy during World War II at the age of 17 and served onboard ships in the Pacific theater where he became initiated as a “Shellback” upon crossing the Equator. He was then stationed at US Naval Station, Annapolis, Maryland where he was Machinist Mate Second Class Petty Officer on the Yard Patrol (YP) ships used to train Midshipmen at the US Naval Academy (USNA). (It’s interesting that two of his grandchildren later used the YP’s for training while they were at the USNA).While he was home on leave in November, 1946, he met the love of his life, Blanche Bennett Croley of Williamsburg, KY and they were married six weeks later on December 24, 1946. After leaving the US Navy, Bill worked on the B&O railroad as a Fireman on steam engines making the run from Corbin to Toledo, Ohio. Some of his fondest memories were of his experiences on the railroad and he never missed an opportunity to watch a train go by whenever we was out and about or heard their whistle. He often lamented about how he wished the diesel engines hadn’t taken over for the old steam engines. After four years on the railroad, he took a job with Begley Drug Company in Corbin and then moved to Richmond in 1952 to continue working for Begley Drug in the warehouse and became the warehouse manager. First living on North Street and then moving to Norwood Drive, Bill loved living in Richmond and was involved in numerous activities and functions which benefited others and reflected his love for Richmond. He loved to garden, go fishing, play badminton and square dance. Bill enjoyed traveling to visit his children in Japan, Hawaii, California, Spain, Maryland and Florida. Bill moved to McCready Manor in the fall of 2002 and became a mainstay of the St. Andrew’s Retirement Community. His favorite past-time was playing “Rook” and he would never miss the opportunity to play a game with anyone and would quickly tell everyone who didn’t know how to play that he could teach them “real quick.” With his warm smile, extension of his hand in friendship and compliments for other people he was a welcome resident of McCready. He often brought flowers to other residents, took up collections when needed and visited others when they were ill or homebound. Bill especially loved the Youth Group of White Hall Baptist Church when they came for fellowship, and loved playing Wii bowling and Rook with them. Originally a member of the First Christian Church, Bill later became a member of the Richmond Church of Christ where he was warmly welcomed and appreciated. All who were blessed with the opportunity to know Bill Goins, will hold heart-felt memories of this humble and sweet-spirited man who could light up the room with his sincere smile!

Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Blanche Croley Goins on November 26, 1985. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Fred Goins and sisters Marie Yates and Irene White. He is survived by daughter Patricia Goins (Ken) Kuehne of Millersville, MD, son William Robert (Bob) (Pamela Moore) Goins of Potomac, MD and daughter Donna Goins (Jim) Juniper of Gulf Breeze, FL. In addition, he is survived by three grandchildren, Amanda Kuehne (Dennis) Volpe of Jacksonville, FL, Adam Kristian (Devon) Kuehne of Arlington, VA and Erin Nicole Hamer of Pensacola, FL. He also has one adorable Great-Granddaughter, Eva Nicole Hamer of Pensacola, FL.

Visitation will be at the Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home, on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 4 PM to 8 PM. The funeral service will be held at the First Christian Church, corner of Main Street and Lancaster Avenue at 10:30 AM, Saturday, May 17, 2014. The Reverend Mike Johnson of the Richmond Church of Christ will be officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Ida Bennett Croley family cemetery on Tackett Creek Road, Williamsburg, KY. Following the internment, a reception will be held at Cumberland College in Williamsburg.

Pallbearers will be Adam Kuehne, Dennis Volpe, Pete Yates, Charlie Croley, Ray Henneke, and Alex Fassas. Honorary Pallbearers are Reverend Jim Cox, The Honorable Jimmy Barnes, Jack Hall, Alan Whittaker, Flavious (Buck) Hancock, Dr. Neil Farris and J.C. Richardson.

The family is very grateful to the wonderful staff at Telford Terrace and at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center who always did their best to make dad comfortable and provide much appreciated comfort to his family during a difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory can be made to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.

Sherman Wilson Agee
Sherman Wilson Agee

Sherman W. Agee

Sherman W. Agee, 85, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. He was born November 10, 1928, in Madison County to Irvine and Hallie B. Goodlett Agee, both of whom preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by his loving wife, Edith Lee Clines Agee.

Sherman was a retired supervisor for the Richmond City Street Department and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Grace Wesleyan Church on Aspen Avenue in Richmond.

Sherman enjoyed fishing, hunting, storytelling, singing and above all else he loved his family dearly.

Survivors include: one son, Sherman Wilson Agee Jr, (Sadie) of Richmond; two daughters, Fonda Smith (Bill) of Port Orange, Fla., and Brenda Bullins-Bogie (Dwayne) of Richmond; one sister, Christine Donathan of Lexington.

He also leaves: his grandchildren, Richy Lowery, Tina Alcindor, Sherman Wilson Agee III, Lisa Ann Sowers, Richard “Bubby” Agee, Chris Bullins, William Cephus Lowery, William Thomas Lowery, Billie Jean Lowery, Cassandra Lowery Hill, Phyllis Daughtery, Rosemary James, Debbie Gabbard, Doug Pearson, Glenn Pearson and Ricky Pearson; 27 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren: several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, James “Pig” Agee.

Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Pearson officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Bill Smith, Dwayne Bogie, Chris Bullins, Cyriacus “Al” Alcindor, Scott Sowers and Richy Lowery. Honorary bearers will be Sherman W. Agee III, Richard Burlin Agee and Charles Long.

Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to the Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.

Kelly Jon Adams

Kelly Jon Adams, 54, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 13, 2014, at Baptist Health – Lexington. He was born April 26, 1960, in Richfield, Utah, to Rex Bilby and Wilma Whitney Adams, both of whom preceded him in death.

He moved to Kentucky 29 years ago and had a true love for the Bluegrass. Jon was a technician with Osram Sylvania.

He was an amazing man with a strong love for his family and the Lord. He served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was an active member his entire life. He always had a smile that could light up a room. Jon was a genuine and kind-hearted man with unmatched integrity. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him, especially his family.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Karin Broughton Adams of Richmond; two sons, Ryan Adams (Kaila) of Lexington and David Adams of Richmond; his step-mother, Maxine Adams, and six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Jon will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in Richmond. Bishop Bill Phillips will officiate the service.

Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

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

James Madison Cox Jr
James Madison Cox Jr

James Cox Jr.

James Madison “Jimmy” Cox Jr., 85, a resident of the Irvine Health and Rehabilitation Center in Irvine, Ky., died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, Ky. Jim was born in Ravenna, Ky., to James Madison and Pearl Barger Cox.

Two brothers, J.L. Cox of Louisville and Jewett Cox of Irvine, Ky, predeceased Mr. Cox. He was married to Juanita Winn of Irvine (they divorced in 1982). One son, Keith Madison Cox, and one grandson, Madison Alexander Cox, also predeceased Jim.

He is survived by: one son, Charles Winn Cox (Beth); and one daughter, Jamee Barton (Larry). He has six surviving grandchildren: Charlie Cox, Chad Cox, Daniel Wells, Lexie Cox, Andrew and Heath Barton.

Jim was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Korean War and receiving the National Defense Service Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal, the UN Service Medal and the Korean Service Ribbon (with one star).

He was a member of the Irvine Lodge No. 137, F&AM, the American Legion and the Ravenna Church of the Nazarene.

Mr. Cox retired from the Kentucky State Police as a captain and worked for many years at Eastern Kentucky University in the Bureau of Training for law enforcement officials.

A memorial service will be conducted at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home in Richmond, Ky., 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, followed by a Masonic service at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ravenna Church of the Nazarene, 530 Main Street, Ravenna, KY 40472.

Richard Alden Roe

Richard Alden Roe, 72, husband of Cathy, died May 8. No services planned at this time.
Heritage Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.

Bluford Seals
Bluford Seals

Bluford Seals

Bluford Seals, 83, of Menalaus Road, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Baptist Health in Richmond. Bluford was born in Rockcastle County to the late Bill and Ida Seals. He retired from IBM in Lexington and was a charter member of Middletown Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by: his wife, Dessie Thomas Seals; one brother, Earnest “Zeke” Seals; and one sister, Onita Rhodus.

He is survived by: his five children, Wayne Seals and Marcia Snyder, both of Berea, Vicky Davis of Lawrenceburg, Donna (Dennis) Chasteen of Monticello and Deborah (Garmon) Wheeler of Richmond; three brothers, Monroe Seals, Oscar Seals, Preston (Gay) Seals; and three sisters, Marie Todd, Mayme (Donald) Brumfield and Lorraine (Donald) Lake. Seven grandchildren, Tiffany (Kevin) Godbey, Jason (Jennifer) Snyder, Joshua (Beth) Davis, Caleb (Kristina) Davis, Brian Wheeler, Amanda (Ben Kleppinger) Wheeler and Paige Wheeler also survive him.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Lakes Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Woods and the Rev. Wayne Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Garmon Wheeler, Joshua Davis, Caleb Davis, Ben Kleppinger, Eric Huff and James Adams.

Mary Terry

Mary Lois Coleman Terry, 77, of Richmond, the widow of James S. Terry, passed away Saturday evening, May 10, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Mrs. Terry was born December 26, 1936, in Madison County, the daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie Winburn Coleman. She was a homemaker and was an avid bowler.

Survivors include: two sons, James Terry and Wallace Terry (Lori); one daughter, Leandra Sullivan (Charles); two sisters, Myrtle Riddell and Carol Hackworth; three grandchildren, Karen Joyce, Chris Terry (Mandy) and Chase Terry (Bethany); and one great-grandchild, Blane Alan Terry.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Pauline Terry.

Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. prior to the service.

Donations may be made to the Compassionate Care Center, 350 Issacs Lane, Richmond, Kentucky 40475.

Barbara Carter

Barbara Ann Nelson Carter, 70, wife of William Ralph Carter passed away Wednesday, May 14th 2014. Mrs. Carter was a native of Cleveland, OH, a daughter of the Donald and Esther Foose Nelson.

Survivors other than her husband include her daughters Ann Nelson, Sherri Ivanonvich, Kerri Isaacs, Valerie Arthur, and Shannon Donahue; her sister Sharon Jones; many grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

There are no services planned at this time.

Dennie  Glenn Youngœ
Dennie Glenn Youngœ

Dennie Glenn Young

Dennie Glenn Young, 47, husband of Teresa Marcum Young, passed away Wednesday, May 14th at his home. Mr. Young was a native of Estill County, a son of Earl Young and Joyce Marcum Young. Mr. Young was a former police officer in the Ravenna Police Department, and a former Fire Chief with the Irvine Fire Department. He was a gun collector, and also loved tinkering with radios.

Survivors other than his wife Teresa include his daughters Stacy Young, and Kayla (and husband Bill) Patrick; his parents Earl (and wife Ann) Young, and Joyce Marcum Young;his siblings Eddie (and wife Deloris) Young, Charlene Begley, Earl Young Jr, Wilma (and husband Terry) Rose, Stephanie (and husband Jeff) Berryman, Kevin (and wife Lila) Young; his grandchildren Taylor Patrick and William Ralph “Trey” Patrick, IIIrd.; special friends Shawn Moore, Chris Cox, and Ken White.

Pallbearers will be Bill Patrick, Josh Pittman, Brandon Payton, Larry Reed, Bobby Henry, Red McBride. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Young Jr., Jamie Young, Terry Rose, and Jeffery Berryman

James H. Hays II
James H. Hays II

James H. Hays II

James H. Hays II was born January 31, 1927 in Jackson County and departed this life Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at his residence in McKee, being 87 years of age. He was the son of the late James H. Hays Sr. and Effie (Martin) Hays.

Jim is survived by three sons, James H. Hays III and his wife Pam of McKee, KY, William Franklin Hays and his wife Alicia of London, KY and Doug Hays and his wife Debbie of Nicholasville and by one daughter, Aimee Louise Potter of Richmond, KY. Jim was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Jim was also preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Mona (Lawhorn) Hays. Later in life he married Nellie (Casteel) Hays who also preceded him in death.

Jim was an officer of the Jackson County Bank for nearly 60 years and served as President of Jackson Bank for 35 years. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky as well as being a veteran in the United States Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a cable pioneer, starting one of the first community antenna systems in Kentucky in 1951. Jim was a long time member of the McKee Reformed Church and later a member of the Bay Shore Gardens Community Church in Florida.

Graveside services were held 2:00PM Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Phillips Cemetery at Three Links with Bro. Calvin Hays officiating. Lakes Funeral Home McKee was in charge of arrangements.

Linda Sue Hollan
Linda Sue Hollan

Linda Sue Hollan

Linda Sue Hollan was born December 29, 1959 in Jackson County and departed this life Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington, being 54 years of age. She was the daughter of Clara (King) Powell of McKee and of the late Virgil Powell.

In addition to her mother, Linda is also survived by two children, Virgil Hollan of McKee and Joyce Mae Jent of Berea. Other survivors include two brothers, Wayne & Dale Powell both of McKee and by five sisters, Delores Parker of Laurel Co., Norma Jean Hammonds, Gladys Hollan, Carol Powell & Nina Todd all of McKee. Linda was blessed with four grandchildren, Julia & Jessica Jent, Christian Hollan and Jordan Huff.

Linda was of the Baptist Faith.

Funeral service was held 2:00PM Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Brian Gabbard officiating. Burial followed in the Tyner Cemetery. Visitation was 12:00 Noon Tuesday May 13, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

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