Obituaries June 29 to July 6, 2014

Karen Rollins Simpson
Karen Rollins Simpson

Karen Rollins Simpson

Karen Rollins Simpson, 46, died June 21, 2014.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Jean Van Winkle Rollins.

Survivors include: two daughters, Ashley Smith and Kristin Anderson, both of Berea, Ky.; three sisters, Vicki Rollins and Lisa Renfro, both of Richmond, Ky., and Kelly Sproles of Berea, Ky.; a brother, Jerry Moody of Nicholasville, Ky.; four grandchildren, Reagan, Eleanor, Pierce Smith and Marci Anderson. Several nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends also survive.

A celebration of her life will take place 6 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the Richmond House of Prayer.

Memorial contributions may be made to her daughters to help with memorial expenses.

William Joshua  Wagers
William Joshua Wagers

William Joshua Wagers

William Joshua ‘Josh’ Wagers, 41, of Charleston, S.C., formerly of Lexington and Berea, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. He was born Tuesday, April 24, 1973, in Berea to Anga Lee Jennings and William Haden Wagers.

He graduated from Lafayette High School in 1991 then attended the University of Kentucky and the Johnson and Wales Culinary School in Charleston, S.C. A chef at Acme Lowcountry Kitchen on the Isle of Palms, S.C., he had worked at various Charleston restaurants for the past 20 years.

Josh is survived by: his wife, Christine of Charleston; his 4-month-old daughter, Isabella; his father, William Haden Wagers of Berea; his mother, Anga Lee Jennings of Lexington; his grandparents, William and Grace (Speedy) Jennings of Berea; one brother, Ted (Tee) Osborn III of Lexington; three sisters, Tiffany (Bryan) Moody, Kellie (Derek) Hicks and Samantha (Sam) Wagers, all of Berea; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by: his grandparents, Ralph and Dorothy Wagers; and a cousin, Travis Simpson.

A memorial service will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the First Christian Church, 206 Chestnut Street in Berea, with the Rev. Lon Oliver officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of service. A reception will immediately follow the service in the fellowship hall.

Contributions may be made to the Josh Wagers Memorial Fund at any Central Bank location.

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

Delbert J. Turner

Delbert J. Turner, 87, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Delbert was born February 4, 1927, a son of Edmond and Mary Cleo Moberly Turner, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Kirksville Baptist Church. He retired from WestinghousePhillips Lighting.

Survivors include: two sons, Joey Dean Turner and Troy Dee Turner, both of Kirksville; and one great-nephew, Jonathan Turner.

Delbert was preceded in death by: his wife, Mildred Moberly Turner; two brothers, Earl Johnson Turner and William Carter Turner; and one sister, Opal Turner.

Funeral services for Delbert Turner will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Butch Pennington officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Russell Hurt, Jonathan Turner, Delbert Gilliam, Mike Estes, Jonah Wayne Moberly and Cline Mullins. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Davis, Doug Tussey, Billy Golden, Billy Dennis and Russell Croucher, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.

Zelda Powell

Zelda Powell, 94, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at The Terrace.

Her funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Berea United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Davis & Powell Funeral Home.

Contributions suggested to Berea United Methodist Church, 101 Fee St. Berea, KY 40403.

Deborah Betts

A memorial dinner for Deborah “Ms. Debbie” Betts, 56, who died April 30, will take place 5 p.m. Friday, July 11, at the Hampton Inn, 1099 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond.

Dress is casual and open to all friends and family. To RSVP or for more details, call 625-2326.

Linda Walters
Linda Walters

Linda Collins Walters

Linda Collins Walters, 56, of Berea, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Center following a short illness. She was a life-long resident of Berea, born May 11, 1958, homemaker and member of Cartersville Holiness Church.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Walters; 3 children, Bridget (Arvell) Alexander, Gary Wayne (Tonya) Cates, Brenda (David) Grant; her father, Charlie Bill Collins; 4 siblings, Ronnie Collins, Larry (Kim) Collins, Daryl Collins, Kathy (Harold Rose) Gross; 7 grandchildren, Jesse, Jared, Jacob, Tyler, Logan, Breanna, Kaydon; as well as numerous relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ellen Bowlin Collins, and 1 brother, Donald Collins.

Funeral Service 2:00 pm, Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Wallaceton Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 pm Saturday.

Grandsons and Josh Young will serve as pallbearers.

Thomas Paul Etherington

Thomas Paul “Tom” Etherington, 92, of Richmond, passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 2, 2014, after arrival at Baptist Health Richmond. He was born October 30, 1921, in Versailles, Kentucky, to Thomas and Frances Battalia Etherington, both of whom preceded him in death.

Tom was a retired soil conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After his retirement, he was the caretaker of Million Park of Richmond for many years. Tom was an active member of the St. Mark Roman Catholic Church and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Tom volunteered for many years with the Boy Scouts, the 4-H organization, and was a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus and Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He was an avid fan of University of Kentucky basketball and football, the Cincinnati Reds, EKU basketball and football and all Madison Central High School sports teams.

Survivors include: his wife, Anna Manning Jones Etherington of Richmond; two sons, Thomas H. Etherington (Kimberely) of Richmond and James L. Etherington (Maria) of Lexington; five daughters, Rebecca “Becky” Etherington and Dottye Etherington Burton, both of Richmond, Carolyn Etherington Hornback (John) of McDonough, Georgia, Patti Etherington and Janet Etherington Short (Bill), both of Richmond; two sisters, Wanda Goodknight of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Catherine Mullin of Louisville.

He also leaves 11 grandchildren, John Thomas Hornback, Christina Breitmoser, Elizabeth Etherington, Kristina Huff, Holly Short, Brian Hornback, Ashley Wade, Siobhan Durham, William Short, Jeanna Burton and Brianna Etherington; three great-grandchildren, Jackson Stuart, Jakob Huff and Noah Huff; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

In addition to his parents, Tom was also preceded in death by: two brothers, John and Joseph Etherington; and one sister, Marjorie Giles; and a son-in-law Rob Burton.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014, at St. Mark Catholic Church with the Funeral Mass following at 12:30 p.m. Fr. Jim Sichko will officiate. Committal service, followed by burial, will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, where military honors will be observed.

His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers, and the great-grandchildren will serve as honorary bearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mark School, Richmond, KY 40475.

Kenneth Bartlett
Kenneth Bartlett

Kenneth Bartlett

Kenneth “Peanut” Bartlett 44 of Berea passed away Wednesday July 2, 2014. Kenneth was born in Berea, Kentucky to Sondra Lawson Bartlett and the late Kenneth Wayne Bartlett.

He is survived by his mother, two sons Kenneth James Crail and Thomas Lee Crail, 6 siblings: Tonya Lawson, Jason Bartlett, John Bartlett, Travis Bartlett, Rebecca Donahue and Tim Bartlett, his girlfriend Lisa Allen, and eight nieces Kimberly Donahue, Brooke Donahue, Haley Lawson, Summer Morris, Emily Major, Taylar Bartlett, Kayla Knuckles and Cassidy Ramsey.

Funeral services will be 11 am Monday July 7, 2014 at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Gordon Robinson officiating. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.

Richard Lee Gentry
Richard Lee Gentry

Richard Lee Gentry

Richard Lee Gentry, 88, a veteran of World War II, a member of the Richmond Church of Christ, and a resident of the Saint Andrews Retirement Community, died on Tuesday, July 1. Lee was born February 12, 1926, at Level Green (Rockcastle County), Kentucky, a son of the late Richard and Maude Gentry.

After graduating from high school, he attended Berea College and then joined the U.S. Army Air Corps just before World War II ended. Upon his discharge, he enrolled in Eastern Kentucky University where he earned a B.S. degree in 1948 with a double major in mathematics and physical education. While at Eastern, he met Arevia “Hannah” Weddle, whom he married June 28, 1946. He went on to receive his M.S. in physical education from Eastern and an Ed.D. from the University of Kentucky.

Lee’s teaching career, all in Kentucky, began at Livingston, where he also coached basketball. From Livingston, he moved to East Bernstadt and then to Marion where he was superintendent of schools.

In 1956, the family moved to Frankfort where Lee served as state Supervisor of Health, Safety and Physical Education for eight years. In 1964, President Robert R. Martin recruited him to teach at Eastern Kentucky University. There he primarily supervised student teachers of physical education.

While at Eastern, Lee was an active member of the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, serving as secretary/treasurer and president of this organization. He received a Life Membership Award in 1964 and the W. H. Mustaine Award in 1974.

During his 19 years at Eastern, Lee served as the faculty representative on the board of regents and served on the Arlington Board of Directors. He chaired the Department of Physical Education from 1980 until his retirement in 1983. The College of Education inducted Lee Gentry into its Wall of Honor in 2009.

Lee took a leadership role in community affairs before and after his retirement. He spent 18 years on the Richmond Parks and Recreation Board and also helped organize a senior golf league at Arlington. A long-time member of the Richmond Church of Christ, he served as an elder and started the Elderberries program for seniors.

Lee Gentry is survived by: his wife of 68 years, Hannah Weddle Gentry; two daughters, Carol (John) Williams of McKinney, Texas, and Ellen Rini of Richmond; five grandchildren, Gavin (Megan) Williams of Plano, Texas, Zane (Jodi) Williams of McKinney, Texas, Sarah (Philip) Rini Gump of Richmond, Lucy Rini of Frankfort and Woody Rini of Richmond; two great-grandchildren, Buck and Gentry Williams of McKinney, Texas; a sister, Nina Kline of Cincinnati, Ohio; and special friends Earl and Lucille Adams of Danville.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Richard and Maude Gentry, and five siblings, Billy Gentry, Bobby Gentry, Norma Stevens, Norene Manis and Nellie Ratley.

Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, July 4, at the Oldham, Roberts, and Powell Funeral Home. The funeral will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at the Richmond Church of Christ. Visitation at the church preceding the funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow the funeral at the Richmond City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Woody Rini, Gavin Williams, Philip Gump, Chris Collins, Zack Gentry and Ben Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be Titus Black, Larry Bond, Tom Brown, Mike Grimes, Jack Hall, Shirley Kearns, Joe Koger, Ron Lawson, Al Morris, Odell Phillips, Byno Rhodes and Jim Stull.

Remembrances in lieu of flowers can be made to: Richmond Church of Christ Vision Fund, 1500 Lancaster Road, Richmond, KY 40475 or the McCready Telford Foundation, 300 Stocker Drive, Richmond, KY 40475.

Amanda Beth Wood

Amanda Beth Wood, age 32, of Lexington, Kentucky, formerly of Shady Spring, WV, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, June 30, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Amanda was born on March 1, 1982, in Lansing, Illinois.

Horses were her passion, and Zorro her stallion was her love. She was a paramedic for several years, and was training to be a paramedic instructor.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her father, Turner Wood and his wife Carol, mother, Faye Woodof Richmond, sister Pamela Tallant and her husband William, niece Kaila Heaston and many very devoted friends.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life Of Amanda Beth Wood on Monday, July 7, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with Rev. Guy Moore officiating. Burial will follow at the Alderson Cemetery at Alderson, WV. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.

Jackie Thomas Nichols Jr.
Jackie Thomas Nichols Jr.

Jackie Thomas Nichols Jr.

Jackie Thomas Nichols Jr., age 49, died at his home Monday, June 30, 2014. He was born in Winchester, Kentucky, to the late Jackie Thomas Nichols Sr. and Goldie Lee (Woosley) Nichols.

Jackie was a skilled worker in welding manufacturing and fabrication, engine repair. He enjoyed the sport of fishing and was a model car enthusiast.

In addition to his mother, Jackie is survived by: his daughter, Bethany Saxx Galloway; grandson, Malaki Laron Galloway; his brother, Timmy (Patty) Nichols; sisters Kimberly Nichols and Tammy (Donald) Mays, Levodis Lynn Galloway and Gregory Lee Elliott II.

Memorial services will be conducted at the Trinity Church of God in Winchester, Ky., on Saturday, July 5, 2014, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Blaine Clark Jr.

Blaine Clark Jr., age 86, formerly of Fairfield, Ohio, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Bridgeway Pointe in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was the: beloved husband of the late Reba M. (Coy) Clark; devoted father of Blaine (Jean) Clark III, Charles Clark, Brady (Jill) Clark, Kevin (Linda) Clark and Kelly (Rob) Kastens; dear grandfather of seven grandchildren, Alexandra, Sarah, Cameron, Kylie, Colton, Joshua and Blaine; and one great-grandchild, Harper.

Memorial services will be conducted Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Fairfield Church of Christ, 745 Symmes Road, Fairfield, Ohio. Visitation will be at the church from 11 a.m. Tuesday until service time.

Remembrances may be sent to Fairfield Church of Christ in his memory.

Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 3950 Pleasant Ave., Hamilton, is serving the family.

Ricky Alexander
Ricky Alexander

Ricky Lee Alexander

Ricky Lee Alexander, 50, of Berea, died at his residence Tuesday, July 1, 2014. He was a life-long resident of Madison County born July 9, 1963.

He was a Supervisor at GR Spring & Stamping, and member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Ricky loved farming, was proud of his cattle, was an avid U.K. Wildcat fan and traveled extensively to support the team and watch them play.

Survivors include his loving wife, Edith Bray Alexander; 2 children, Courtney Alexander, Andrew Alexander; step-son, Shane Coomer; his father and step-mother, Lloyd and Madrew King Alexander; 2 siblings, Regina Alexander, Rance Alexander; 2 step-grandchildren, Lashaina Coomer, Logan Coomer; as well as, numerous relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Cheeks DeMouy; and 2 daughters, Haley and Heather Alexander.

Funeral Service 11:00 am, Friday, July 4, 2014 at Lighthouse Baptist Church with Pastor Roy Himes and Bro. Doug Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 pm Thursday at the church. Reppert Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Mark Scott, Andrew Alexander, Logan Coomer, Luther Edwards, Jake Tincher, Ben Herbst, Rance Alexander. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Johnny Alexander, Bob Alexander, Jeff Himes, Ronnie Joe Gray, Kenny Pearsons, Lloyd Chasteen, GR Spring tool room employees (David Richardson, Kenneth Renfro, Josh Baugh, Michael “Bear” Roark, Shannon Cain, Charles Bishop, Kenny “Chessie” Graves, Gary Martin), and members of the Lighthouse Men’s Choir.

Jean K. Rice

Jean K. Rice, 88, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away peacefully Friday, June 27, in Naples, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Golden Keune.

She is survived by: her children, Pam R. Luster, Kathie Resop (Tom) and J.C. Rice; her grandchildren, Ashley Luster, Craig Rice Jr., Chris (Kara) Resop, Jacqui Resop; and great-grandchildren, Colton and Kenna Resop.

There will be no services. Donations to your local Humane Society or Vitas (Hospice) Community Connections, 4980 Tamiami Trail N., Ste. 102, Naples, FL 34103, (239) 649-2300, will be greatly appreciated.

Richard H. Horn
Richard H. Horn

Richard H. Horn

Richard H. Horn, 90, of Legacy Drive, Berea, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at St. Joseph Berea hospital.

Richard was a retired home builder and general contractor. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Richard was preceded in death by: his wife of 63 years, Evelyn Horn; his parents, Miles Anderson and Lena Cosby Yates Horn; one brother, Kermit Horn; and one sister, Alma Lester.

He is survived by: his children, Mike (Suzetta) Horn, Mark (Ginger) Horn and Michele (John) Crawford; two brothers, Harold Horn and Willard Horn; 11 grandchildren, Brad Horn, Whitney Roberts, Daniel Horn, Britten Divani, Michael Crawford, Sarah Horn, Elizabeth Horn, Laura Horn, Katie Crawford, Alexandria Horn and Macy Horn. Four great-grandchildren, Asher Horn, Haden Horn, Presley Jones and Camryn Divani also survive.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenny Davis officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lakes Funeral Home.

Avery Shawn Evans

Avery Shawn Evans, 42, of Richmond died June 21, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Betty Evans.

Survivors include: two daughters, Shawna Lynn Evans and Carrie Marie Morton; two grandsons; four brothers, Robin Evans, Horace Evans, Duane Evans and Pernell Evans.

A celebration of his life will take place 6 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the Richmond House of Prayer, 330 Mule Shed Lane.

James Harold Cain

James Harold Cain, 64, of Nicholasville, formerly of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his home. He was born May 1, 1950, in Richmond, Kentucky, to Henrietta Abney Cain and the late Troy Cain.

Retired after 46 years as a block mason, he loved to fish and hunt. He took great interest in his church, the Harvest Time Pentecostal Church.

James is survived by: his wife, Pat Cain; his mother, Henrietta Abney Cain; three daughters, Kelly Fox (Craig), Chris Cain and Michelle King (Marshall); three stepsons, Duane Tevis (Mary), Scott Tevis and Lee Shaw; five brothers, Bill Cain, Earnest Cain (Dena), Danny Cain (Debby), Donald Cain (Paula) and Edgar Cain; four sisters, Frances Ann Hall (Delmont), Jean Powell (Ronnie) Dora Mae Thomas (Randy) and Mary Betty Kirby (Phillip); grandchildren Tyler Fox, Nelson, Kayla, Justin, Jaylin, Gabe, Summer, Sarah and Tyler; several nieces, nephews, and special family friend, Mary Reedy.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Rudd and Bro. Jeff Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Harold Dennis, Bro. Gene Johns, Mason Richardson, Gerald Barger, David Renfro and Dewayne Dixon.

James Anthony Blake

James Anthony “Crazy Snake” Blake, 73, of Richmond, died Saturday morning, June 28, 2014, at Baptist Health Richmond. He was born February 13, 1941, in Bourbon County, Kentucky, the son of the late Edward Anthony Blake and Dorothy Coy.

A 1959 graduate of Bourbon County High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a master’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

While at EKU, Jim was a member of the track team and qualified for the United States Olympic track team. He ran in the Boston Marathon, finishing 48th.

Jim was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, serving three tours in Vietnam.

He was member of the Chickasaw tribe, and greatly enjoyed participating in pow wows, sacred runs and sweat lodges.

For more than 30 years, Jim was a member of Richmond Lodge No. 25, Free & Accepted Masons, and had been very active in Toastmasters International. He was a member of the Unitarian Church. He was well known for his affinity for collecting guns and firearms.

During his professional life, Jim had a long career in the printing, publishing and paper industries.

Jim is survived by his son, Kevin Blake (Jacqueline) of Louisville; one daughter, Angela Wright Wallace (Jim), of Charlotte, North Carolina; two brothers, Michael Henderson (Carole) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Robert Edward Blake (Amy) of Vincennes, Indiana; two sisters, Elizabeth Blake of Bloomington, Indiana, and Gay Lang (Victor) of Lexington; two grandchildren, Elijah Anthony Blake and Eleanor Naomi Blake.

Masonic funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Unitarian Church, Willis Branch Road. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Paris, Ky.

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

Susie Taylor
Susie Taylor

Susie Taylor

Susie Taylor, 93, of Richmond, passed away Monday morning, June 30, 2014, at Hospice Compassionate Care Center. Susie was born on August 28, 1920, in Wooten, Leslie Co. Kentucky, to the late Henry and Bettie Caudill Turner.

She was devoted to her home, and family, and opened her home and heart to many other neighborhood kids. She loved her church, Abundant Life Ministries, and enjoyed watching WLJC.

Survivors include her children: Tom Turner, Ken Turner (Jean), John Turner, Bob Turner, Michael Turner (Rhonda), Jeff Turner (Brenda), Geraldine Kilburn (Coy), Mary Taylor (Rick), and Martha Turner; one sister, Matilda Tucker, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, and other family and friends.

She was also preceded by: her first husband, Eugene Turner, her second husband, Henry Taylor; one brother, Cleve Turner; two sisters, Rebecca Bailey, and Mary Rose Gross; one daughter, Fern Turner; three grandchildren; and three daughters-in-law, Pauline, Tillie Jean, and Stella.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 PM, Noon, on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Chapel, Dimondale MI. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM, Saturday, at the chapel.

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

Ruby Saunders

Ruby Williams Hall Saunders, 98, of Richmond, passed away early Sunday morning, June 29, 2014, at Telford Terrace. She was born January 4, 1916, in Jackson County, the daughter of the late N.B. and Suda Powell Williams.

She was a retired bookkeeper having retired from the J.C. Penney Company in 1981, after 39 years of service. She then went to work as a bookkeeper for Richmond Paint Center, a job she held until the age of 90.

She was a member of The Trinity Missionary Baptist Church and was the widow of Alex Hall Sr. and Earnest Saunders.

Survivors include: her brother, Fletcher Williams of Richmond; her nephews, Harold Williams, Ronald Hale and Paul Hale; her nieces, Shirley Parrish, Sandra Carol Brancamp and Joy Foti; a granddaughter, Tammy Brockman (John); and a daughter-in-law, Elsie Hall.

She is also survived by many other relatives including great-nieces and nephews and great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded by: her brother, Ellis Williams; her sister, Vola Hale; her nephew, Fletcher Hale; and a stepson, Alex Hall Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at The Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 2300 Lexington Road, Richmond, with Pastor Cliff Christman officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Paul Hale, Ronald Hale, John Brockman, Kelly Hale, Israel Howard, Jeff Brancamp, Clyde Parrish and Harold Williams.

Shirley O. Moser

Shirley O. Moser, 92, died June 22 at Berea Health Care Center. She was born July 1, 1921, in Chicago, Ill.

She is survived by: her children, Marcia Moser of Somerset, Robert Moser of Nicholasville, and Karen (Jim) Fraser of Castle Rock, Colo. Four grandchildren, Kristen Moser, Chase Moser, Jim (Tabitha) Fraser and Chris Fraser, and one great-grandchild, James Fraser VI, also survive.

She held an associate of arts degree from Palomar College (San Marcos, Calif.), a degree in Christian education from Moody Bible Institute (Chicago), a bachelor’s degree in piano from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in organ performance from EKU. She played for her own master’s commencement at EKU at age 64.

In her lifetime, she had been an organist and church musician and also performed extensively in concerts, recitals, for churches and other musical events throughout the U.S.

She also was an instructor in music at University of the Cumberlands for three years and staff accompanist and commencement organist at EKU for many years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to White Oak Pond Christian Church Building Fund, PO Box 2167, Richmond, KY 40476.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Deborah Griggs Kilgore

Debbie Kilgore, 62, of Richmond, died Thursday evening at Baptist Health Richmond after a long illness.

She is survived by her son, David and his wife Lauren, their children, Katelyn and Aidan; her siblings, Carol Sisman, Cathy Romero and Cheryl Ramey; and her aunt, Shirley Curry.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Paul; her mother and her father, Raymond and Hazel Griggs; and her older brother, Gary.

Mattie Johnson

Mattie Rice Harris Johnson, 92, a resident of The Terrace Nursing and Rehab in Berea, formerly of Dennis Street in Richmond, passed from this mortal life to be with God on June 28, 2014, at St. Joseph Berea hospital of natural causes. Mrs. Johnson was born October 17, 1921, to the late Claude and Bertha Peyton Harris.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Neville S. Johnson; her son, Neville L. Johnson; her brothers, Chester, Robert and Russell Harris, all of Madison County, Jennings Harris of Ohio; her sisters, Opal Warford of Ohio, Faye Kearns of Arizona, Ida Stanley Harris of Madison County and Bertha Bolter of California.

She was a Christian lady who faithfully practiced her faith. She was a wonderful mother and wife. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed life.

She is survived by: her son, Donald Johnson of Madison County; a daughter, Stanley Fay Johns of Fayette County; a son, G.G. Harris of Scottsville, Ky.; two nephews, Nathanial and Nicholas Johnson of Frankfort, Ky.; stepgrandson Vincent Baily of Richmond.

Services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, at the Heritage Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Dorothy Kirby McHargue
Dorothy Kirby McHargue

Dorothy Kirby McHargue

Mrs. Dorothy Kirby McHargue, age 89 of Berea, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was born in Rockcastle County, KY on June 24, 1925 to William and Nancy McVey Kirby.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. Family was the most important part of her life; sharing the love of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved gardening, reading, and telling stories to the children and was especially noted for her “Little Orphan Annie” tales.

She is survived by two sons, Richard McHargue and wife Paula of Richmond, and Roy K. McHargue and wife Brenda of Berea; three daughters, Anna Augustine, June Cain, and Kay Farley and husband Curt, all of Richmond; a sister, Carrie Margie Cromer of Berea; nine grandchildren, William Keith Johnson, Roy Alan Johnson, Melanie Johnson Seals, LaDonna Brittain, Jeremy McHargue, Matthew McHargue, Curt Farley, Laura Farley, and Christy Stone; and 14 great grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews, and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy McHargue; four brothers, Richard, Jay, Johnny, and Joe Kirby; and four sisters, Gladys, Violet, Lorene, and Evelyn.

Visitation is from 5-8 PM Sunday, July 6 at Dowell & Martin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 AM Monday, July 7 at the Funeral Home by Dr. Floyd Price and Bro. Vaughn Rasor. Interment will follow at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to: Hospice Care Plus Compassionate Care Center at 350 Isaacs Ln. Richmond, KY 40475.

Larry Wayne Harris
Larry Wayne Harris

Larry Wayne Harris

Larry Wayne Harris was born April 14, 1961 in Laurel County and departed this life Thursday, July 3, 2014 at his residence, being 53 years of age. He was the son of the late Taylor & Mary (Vickers) Harris.

Larry is survived by his loving wife, Missy (Adkins) Harris of McKee and by five children, Chris Adkins and his wife Tonya of McKee, Matt Adkins and his wife Sabranna of Annville, Christal Adkins of McKee, Ashley Adkins of Berea and Mary Adkins of Berea. He is also survived by six siblings, Terry Harris of Mt. Vernon, Jimmy Harris of London, Joey Clowers of Berea, Jerry Harris, Sue Tillery & Tammy Holt all of McKee. Larry was blessed with seven grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Larry was also preceded in death by two brothers, Boyce & Michael Harris and by three sisters, Verena Marcum, Inez Hodge & Gay Maiden.

Larry was a member of the Philpot Chapel Baptist Church.

Funeral service was held 2:00PM Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. James Allen officiating. Burial followed in the Harris Cemetery. Visitation was 6:00PM Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

Glenn D. Hays
Glenn D. Hays

Glenn D. Hays

Glenn D. Hays was born February 7, 1940 in Jackson County and departed this life Thursday, July 3, 2014 at his residence, being 74 years of age. He was the son of the late Roy G. & Hazel (Morris) Hays.

Glenn is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn (Lakes) Hays of Gray Hawk and by a daughter, Vicki (Hays) Gould and her husband Brad of New York, NY. He is also survived by the following siblings, Teddy Hays and his wife Martha of Gray Hawk, Bruce Hays and his wife Zella of Gray Hawk, Leo Hays and his wife Freda of Norwood, OH, Kenny Hays and his wife Pat of Gray Hawk, Sylvia Elliott of Winchester and Sheila Richardson and her husband Alan of Berea.

Glenn had been a member of the Gray Hawk Reformed Church for twenty-eight years. He was also a Master Mason of the New Zion Masonic Lodge #651. He was on the Jackson County Cancer Fund Board and the Jackson County Food Bank Board.

Funeral service 12 Noon Monday, July 7, 2014 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Calvin Hays officiating. Burial followed in the Hays Cemetery. Visitation was 6:00PM Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Funeral Home. Masonic service 7pm Sunday at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Jackson County Cancer Fund, c/o Vivian Marcum or Pat Henderson.

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