Tyler Austin Hale
Tyler Austin Hale, 20, of Richmond, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014. He was born in Madison County on May 25, 1994. Tyler attended Model Laboratory School and was a Class of 2012 Graduate of Madison Central High School.
Survivors include his mother, Jessica Lynn Hale; his father, Davie Hale; one brother, Thristian Alexander Hale; maternal grandmother, Lana Harrison; maternal grandfather, Terry Gortney; paternal grandparents, Beverly and Peggy Hale; maternal great-grandfather, Daniel Hale (Jean); two aunts, Lindsey Harrison and Beverly Hale Pacheco (Hosea); one uncle, Terry Gortney; two cousins, Sebastian Poynter and Gabby Gortney; his girlfriend, Kristal Chasteen.
He was preceded in death by his aunt, Eve Gortney; his great-grandmother, Norvaline Cates Hale; great-grandparents, Alex & Sue Cates.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12:00 PM (Noon) Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Thristian Hale, Sebastian Poynter, Josh Jones, Jacob Buck, Christian Neal and Tanner Marshall.
John Lewis of Richmond, husband of Rachel Lewis, passed away Saturday afternoon at The Terrace Nursing Facility in Berea. Arrangements are are pending under direction of Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
Jesse Prewitt, 82, widower of Margaret Claxton Prewitt, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Bluegrass Care and Rehabilitation. Born July 17, 1932, in Richmond, Ky., he was the son of late Thurman and Lyda Johnson Prewitt.
Mr. Prewitt was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a firefighter for the Fayette County Fire Department, a firefighter and EMT for the Bluegrass Army Depot and a member of Northview Baptist Church.
Survivors include: two daughters, Peggy (William) Rollings, Lexington, Ky., and Carol (John) Boyd, Nicholasville, Ky.; three grandchildren, Jessica (Rick) McCoy, Georgetown, Ky., Sunshine (Taha) Al-Jumaily, Lexington, Ky., and Rachael (John) Gill, Nicholasville, Ky.; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Monday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, Ky., by Bro. Bradley Johns and Rev. Terry Z. Murphy. Burial will follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504.
Kenneth Wayne Sparks
Kenneth Wayne Sparks, 66, of Waco, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014, at his home.
He was born on March 28, 1948, in Madison County, Kentucky, the son of the late Pleas and Mary Hollingsworth Sparks.
He had worked for Minerich Inc. Mr. Sparks was of the Baptist faith and loved watching NASCAR racing and was an avid fan of Dale Earnhardt Jr. He loved to fish and enjoyed catching “big fish.”
He also was preceded in death by: his brother, Charles Ernest Sparks, and his sister and brother-in-law, Irene and David Price.
Survivors include: a brother, Jerry Sparks of Richmond; three sisters, Beverly (Elwood) Tracy of Richmond, Marjorie (Jasper) Pearson and Stella (Danny) McCay, both of Waco.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Ray officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jasper Pearson, Chris Fritz, Charles Tribble, Elwood Tracy, Danny McCoy, A. J. McDonald, Gale McCreary and Jimmy McCreary.
Eleanor Ralston Moots
Eleanor Ralston Moots, 87 of Dogwood Drive in Lancaster, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, Kentucky. Born January 8, 1927, in Paint Lick, Kentucky, Eleanor was a daughter of the late Thomas Edward and Burdetta Ramsey Ralston.
She was a former teacher at The Buckeye School and also taught in Florida and Ohio. Eleanor was a Deacon for the Old Paint Lick Presbyterian Church. She was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Paint Lick Cemetery Board and a member of the DAR.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Paul R. Moots; a brother, Harvey Ralston; and a sister, Billie Jo Ralston Demaree.
Her survivors include: nephews Jimmy Demaree of Lancaster, Tommy Ralston and Nelson Ralston, both of Ohio; a niece, Sharon (Gary) Clark of Paint Lick, great-nieces Kimberly (Matthew) Clark Day, Kathy Clark, Heather Demaree; great-nephew Jimmy Demaree; and great-great-nieces Cameron Parker and Sydney Demaree.
Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at the Paint Lick Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Richard Guerrant and the Rev. Bryce McGowan. Burial will follow in Paint Lick Cemetery. Visitations will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ramsey Funeral Home in Lancaster and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Paint Lick Presbyterian Church.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Barnes, Ronnie Ledford, Bryan Bolton, George Ralph Arnold, Bob Moyer, Charlie Gruen, and Rusty Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be John Clark, Don Richardson, Dickie Arnold, Steve Green, Bob Noe, Bill Hendren and Nancy Clark.
In lieu of flowers, contribution may go to Paint Lick Presbyterian Church.
JoAnne Richardson was born December 13th, 1949 to Earl and Marie Richardson of Madison County.
She is survived by: two brothers; Sherman (Ruth) Richardson of Lake Placid, Florida and Mason (Brenda) Richardson of Richmond, KY; and four sisters, Eula (Donald) Oliver of Richmond, KY; Judy Sowder of Richmond, KY; Peggy Smith of Richmond, KY and Denise (Leonard) Jefferson of Lake Placid, Florida. She is also survived by: her son Brian Marshall, her daughter-in-law Donna and one granddaughter, Halle Marshall. Also a special niece Christy Richardson, and several other nieces and nephews; as well as three very dear friends–Nita Horn, Betty Mackey and Charlene Rudd. JoAnne was blessed to know Irene Copley and referred to her as Mom Irene. They shared a special bond and had many wonderful times together in Florida where Mom Irene lived.
JoAnne was a lover of God’s creation. She enjoyed taking walks by the water, along scenic walking trails and seeing His hand in all that surrounded her. She loved to watch the birds, to grow flowers and raising a garden. The most important thing in JoAnne’s life was serving God and telling others about the Lord. She has gone home now to be with Jesus in God’s eternal Kingdom.
Funeral services for JoAnne will be Thursday Nov. 6, 2014 at 2 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Bro. Donald Rudd and Bro. Dallas Johnson officiating. Entombment will be at a later date in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 am – 2 pm at the Funeral Home.
Donations in memory of JoAnne can be made to Hospice Care Plus 208 Kidd Dr. Berea, KY 40403 or American Cancer Society Hope Lodge 1500 College Way Lexington, KY 40502
Loraine B. Rose
Loraine B. Rose, 77, of Richmond, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014, at Richmond Health & Rehab Complex – Kenwood. She was born, September 19, 1937, in Madison County, to Ray W. Revel, Sr., and Sinda Marcum Revel, both of whom preceded her in death.
Mrs. Rose was a homemaker who enjoyed reading, cooking and crafts, but above all else, her family. She attended White Oak Pond Christian Church and was a former member of Irvine View Holiness Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Rose, and two brothers, Paul Vernon Revel and Ray Revel, Jr.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Rose Bryant of Richmond; one son, Danny Day, and wife, Theresa, of Brandenburg, Kentucky; three sisters, Betty J. Harrison, Margaret Louise Lowery and husband, Nelson, and Mary Mullins, and husband, Ora, all of Richmond; one grandchild, Don Paul; two great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services for Mrs. Rose will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 7, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Russell Rechenbach and Bro. Harry Revel officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Nelson Lowery, Ora Mullins, Randall Mullins, Anthony Revel, Michael Mullins, Stephen Lowery, Tommy Hisle and David Mullins.
The family would like to give a special “thanks” to the wonderful caregivers at Kenwood.
Harold D. Rose
Harold D. Rose, 52, of Waco, devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend, ascended into a life of eternal light early Sunday morning, November 2, 2014, after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. Harold was born on December 18, 1961, the son of the late Willie (Ruth) Rose and the late Bernice White Rose.
Survivors include his loving wife: Narita Harvey Rose; daughter: Angela (Anthony) LaBauve; Grandchildren: Paisley Hill, Eden LaBauve, Amyah LaBauve and Cordell Hill: Nieces and Nephews that he raised as his own children: Jeremy, Candace, Chasity and Michael Cockrell; Brother and Best Friend: Roy (Wilma) Rose; Sister: Barbara Warthen; Sister: Sharon (Robert) Renfro; as well as many other nieces and nephews and extended family members. He is also survived by his faithful Poodle; Maci Lane.
Harold dedicated 28 years of employment and retired from Eastern Kentucky University in 2009 from his position as Supervisor of Facilities Services. His love and passion for the University lead him to return in 2010, where he held his current position as Custodial Forman.
Everyone that knew Harold knew of his outgoing personality and strong desire to lead others to Christianity. Harold was an exceptionally hard worker and was entirely committed to any and everything he was involved in. He was a very active member of Grace Baptist Church and served as a Deacon and Worship Leader. His love and passion for his “Little Church with a Big Heart,” was immeasurable. Harold cherished living and working on his farm. He was an avid hunter and dog breeder and he enjoyed spending his free time playing with his grandchildren, whom he adored.
A Celebration of his Life will be held at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, located at 1110 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, KY. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 8, 2014 with a Memorial Celebration following at 1:00 pm.
Honorary Pallbearers: We would like to consider all of Harold’s Church Family, Friends, Hospice Care Staff, EKU Family, Nieces and Nephews and all who were blessed by his enthusiastic love for life.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, Kentucky 40475 or Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 72, Waco, KY 40385. .
Robert Newman Grise
Dr. Robert Newman Grise, 84, husband of Martha Spurlin Grise, died, Friday, October 31, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center of injuries suffered in a fall at his home. He was born in Richmond, the second of three sons of the late Dr. Presley M. Grise and Stella Cotton Grise.
He received his education from kindergarten through a bachelor’s degree at Model Laboratory School and Eastern Kentucky State College. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, and after his discharge, returned to Eastern to earn a Master’s Degree. He then accepted a position on the English faculty of Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro. In 1963, having earned a doctorate in education from the University of Kentucky, he returned to Richmond, where he spent the remainder of his professional life on the faculty of the College of Education at EKU.
Dr. Grise was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, an education fraternity. He proudly served as sole trustee of the Granny Richardson Springs One Room School, which he enjoyed using as a resource for teaching local elementary school children what education was like in the old days. He sought authentic books and materials for the school and arose early on days when children would be visiting the school to light a fire in the pot-bellied stove.
Dr. Grise was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church and served several terms on the board of the Wesley Foundations of EKU. He devoted over 58 years of his life serving the UMC’s Loucon Training and Retreat Center near Leitchfield, Kentucky, at first helping to build cabins but soon finding a more satisfying mission in establishing a camp telephone system, which he added to and maintained as the institution grew and changed over the years, He was the longest serving volunteer in the history of the camp, and the camp museum is named in his honor.
History was a lifetime interest of Dr. Grise, and he and EKU colleague, Dr. Fred Engle, wrote a history column. Madison’s Heritage, for the Richmond Register, for over forty years. Selected columns were published in book form in three volumes also entitled Madison’s Heritage. More recently, the History Press published a collection of columns in Madison’s Heritage Rediscovered; Stories from a Historic Kentucky County.
In addition to local history, he studied the history of the telephone and built a modest collection of antique telephones, which included some that had been used by his family and his wife’s family. He was a member of the Antique Telephone Collectors of America and the International Telephone Collectors Association.
During his tenure at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Dr. Grise was asked by a dear friend, the drama teacher, to serve as lighting director for college theatre productions, which included Hamlet and Mourning Becomes Electra. Later, using materials he constructed himself, he provided the lighting for theater productions at the First United Methodist Church in Richmond, for White Oak Pond Christian Church, and for various local drama groups. He greatly enjoyed serving behind the scenes to enhance the effectiveness of plays and pageants.
After his retirement, Dr. Grise enjoyed traveling with his wife throughout the United States and in 45 other countries on five continents, these travels provided not just present pleasure but fond memories.
Undoubtedly the chief joy of Robert Grise’s life was his family. In addition to his wife of 60 years, Martha Spurlin Grise, he is survived by two sons, Robert Owen Grise and his wife Debbie, of Richmond, and David Presley Grise and his wife Gina Underwood of Louisville and Tirana, Albania; seven grandchildren, Leigh Koetsch and her husband Geoff, of Lexington, Robbie Grise and his wife Tara of Florence, Kentucky, Emily Grise and her husband Timothy Young of St. Louis, Missouri, Abigail Grise of Dallas, Texas, Christopher Foreman and Alex Foreman of Richmond, and Irla Underwood Grise of Tirana, Albania; and one great grandchild, Scarlett Koetsch of Lexington. Survivors also include a brother, Dr. William P. Grise, of Richmond, and a favorite nephew, Dr. William M. Grise, plus several beloved in laws and a host of friends. Robert Grise was preceded in death by his younger brother, Thomas M. Grise.
A private burial was held Monday in the Richmond Cemetery and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Nancy Christine Marcum
Nancy Christine Rogers Marcum, 84, widow of Tim Marcum Sr., passed away Saturday morning, November 8, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Mrs. Marcum was born on November 13, 1929 in Madison County the daughter of the late Bert and Grace Powell Rogers. She was a homemaker and a member of the Richmond House of Prayer.
Survivors include three sons: Tim Marcum Jr. (Muriel), Leroy Marcum and Wayne Marcum (Lisa); three daughters: Phyllis Christopher, Patricia Rhorer (Kim) and Susie Strong (Donnie); one brother: Paul Rogers (Emma); two sisters: Marie Stewart (Russell) and Elsie Carpenter; one sister-in-law: Carol Rogers and her daughter, Wanda Combs; fifteen grandchildren: Morgan Marcum, Tim Perkins (Michelle), Will Strong (Jessica), Donnie Strong (Tish), Ronnie Strong, Beth Voorhees, Chris Wright, Pete Stamper, Margaret Moberly (Tim), Sonya Thorn, Lisa Marcum, Kimberly Taylor, Tina Cruse (Shawn), D. W. Christopher (Karina) and John Christopher (Marsha); twenty-two great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: J.D. Rogers and Dallas Rogers.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 11. 2014 at The Richmond House of Prayer, 330 Mule Shed Lane with Rev. Owen Moody and Rev. Clyde Wimmer officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Monday evening at the church.
Pallbearers will be: Tim Perkins, Will Strong, D.W. Christopher, John Christopher, Donnie Strong and Brian Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Tim Moberly, Kim Rhorer, Shawn Cruse, Clyde Wimmer, Donnie Strong Jr., Cody Taylor, Mike Pingleton and Jason Beckler.
The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Caleb Matthew Cole
Caleb Matthew Cole, 81, of Winchester, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Mr. Cole, the son of the late Johnny Grant and Bertha Bennett Cole, was born in Knox County on Wednesday, March 1, 1933.
He was a retired employee Kentucky Department of Transportation and worked with the Richmond Greenhouse for 19 years. He was a member of the Irvine View Holiness Church.
Survivors include his wife, Delsie King Cole; two sons, Johnny Darrell Cole, of Richmond and Anthony Lang Cole (Glenda), of Winchester; his daughter: Charlotte Cole Ray of Richmond; two sisters: Geraldine Masters and Evelyn Bryant; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucy Jackson and his great granddaughter, Brittany Prewitt.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Charley Wilson and Bro. Bill Masters officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Cole, Jonathan Cole, Caleb Cole, Bobby Masters, Bobby Neal Masters and Matthew Prewitt. Earl Jackson will serve as an Honorary Pallbearer.
Sheri Lynn Weaver
Sheri Lynn Weaver, 41, of Irvine, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014. Sheri, the daughter of Michael and Donna Sunder Hoban, was born in Cumberland, Maryland on January 10, 1973.
She had worked as a Cafeteria Supervisor for the Fayette County School System. She loved working with children and enjoyed volunteering for the Leestown V.F.W. Post 680 in Lexington. She was of the Methodist faith.
In addition to her parents, she is also survived by: two daughters: Daron Andrus of Richmond and Delanie Andrus of Lexington; her brother: Brian Weaver of New Orleans, LA; three sisters: Candice Weaver of Lexington; Crystal Weaver and Jamie Weaver all of Ridgely, WV and her niece: Peyton Weaver.
Sheri was preceded in death by her uncle: Michael “Tim” Suder.
Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Dorothy Jean Neff Chenault, 89, of Richmond, wife of James Stouffer Chenault, passed away Monday, November 03, 2014. She was born on February 21, 1925, in Madison Co., Ky., the daughter of the late James Robert “Cooney” Neff and Della Roberts Neff.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she had served as a Deacon for numerous sessions and was active in the Presbyterian Women. A wonderful mother, grandmother and homemaker, she was also a devoted member of the Richmond Garden Club.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Retired Circuit Court Judge James Stouffer Chenault; one daughter, Circuit Court Judge Jean Russell Chenault Logue (Howard); a grandson, James Howard Logue.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Curtis Christian officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 PM Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church.
Pallbearers will be James Logue, Barry Metcalf, Dr. Stuart Tobin, David Steidle, Phil Seyfrit and John Gump.
Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Walker Wall, 89, husband of Gladys Ann Isaacs Wall passed away Tuesday. Mr. Wall was a native of Madison County, a son of the late Claude and Lilly Alma Taylor Wall.
He was a Union City Ruritan, and a member of the Doylesville Methodist Church. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the army, in the European theater. He was a construction worker and a farmer. He was preceded in death by his sons James Earl Wall and Thomas Wall.
Survivors other than his wife of 69 years Gladys Ann Isaacs Wall, include his grandchildren James Bryan Wall and Kristel Wall; his brother Jeff Wall; his sisters Alva Young, May Tudor, and Edna Wall; his great-granddaughter Sydney Leeanna Wall; and his loving dog Kodie.
Services will be held Friday, October 10th, 12:30 pm at Heritage Funeral Home, with Allene Coon and Arthur Ray officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 10:30 until service time.
Cledith Ray Thacker
Mr. Cledith Ray Thacker, age 74 of Mt. Vernon, died Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Rockcastle County, KY on June 26, 1940 the son of George Washington Thacker and Geneva Bell Middleton.
He was a Minister, a retired supervisor for Parker Seal, a member of Beaver Pond Christian Church in Estill County, a Mason, a Shriner, a 32nd Degree Mason, a former Rockcastle County Magistrate, was a member of the Lions Club and was a former State Governor of the Lions Club.
Mr. Thacker is survived by his wife of 55 years: Barbara Thacker of Mt. Vernon; one son: Kenneth Ray and Sheila Thacker of Mt. Vernon; one daughter: Diana Faye Thacker of Richmond; two brothers: George and Rose Thacker, Jr. of Richmond and Donald and Gayle Thacker of Mt. Vernon and five sisters: Georgia Faye and Bobby Blanton of Richmond, Brenda and Gary Smith of Mt. Vernon, Joyce Dorsey of El Paso, TX, Lucy and Mark Taylor of Burlington, KY and Doris and Brent Shadwick of Frankfort, KY. Also surviving are two grandchildren: Amber Camille Thacker and Morgan Rae Thacker.
In addition to his parents and grandparents, Mr. Thacker is preceded in death by one brother: William Robert Middleton, Jr.; one sister: Dessie Lynn Bullock; and an infant son: Gordon.
Visitation was held Thursday, November 6, 2014 6-9 PM Dowell & Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service was at Friday, November 7, 2014 1 PM at the Funeral Home, Interment followed at the Maret Cemetery.
Albert Jacob Scheiderer Sr
Mr. Albert Jacob Scheiderer Sr. (Jake), age 81 of Brodhead, KY, passed to heaven Wednesday, November 4, 2014, 7:50 PM at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY. He was born in Milford Center, OH on August 25, 1933 to Maurice Scheiderer and Florence Durbin Scheiderer.
Jake was a kind, patient, gentle man who devoted his life to his family through his love of Jesus. He was a lifetime Jersey Cattle Dairyman and received the Ohio Jersey Cattle Association Pioneer Service Award. He loved to exhibit his cattle at exhibitions for over 60 years and was a 25 year member of the local Fairboard, 41 year member of Ohio Farm Bureau and other cattle associations.
On January 1, 1967 he married Dixie Collier and from their love came 3 children: Faith Marie (Michael Britton), Albert Jacob Jr. (Renae Konkler) and Jacob Albert III (Alida Butler) and also 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in passing by 2 brothers: John and Richard and 1 sister: Neva Mae.
Memorial services for Mr. Scheiderer will be conducted by Bro. Jerry Owens and Chaplain James Baldwin on November 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Maple Grove Missionary Baptist Church located on Hwy 1004/Big Cave Road, Orlando, KY. Burial will be at Beallsville Ohio Cemetery on November 23, 2014 at 2 PM.
All contributions are for support of Children’s Bible Schools.
Dowell & Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
JoAnn Patrick, age 64, of Lynn Road in Lexington passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014, at the Baptist Health Lexington. She was born November 6, 1950 in Richmond and was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Modena Johnson Osborne.
She was a retired cook with Meals on Wheels at the Trinity Hill Methodist Church. She was a member of the Southland Christian Church and had lived in Fayette County most of her life.
She is survived by Her husband Willard Clay Patrick, 1 Daughter Pamela Jill Rogers of Lexington 3 Sisters Lillie Sturgiss, Allie Fair Noland and Martha Flynn, 1 Brother Wade Osborne, 2 Grandchildren Matthew Childers Patrick and Jason Clay Rogers, Special Niece Tiffany Patrick, Special Nephew Billy Wayne Metcalf.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Ina Metcalf and 16 half-brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 8, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Dan R. Bishop. Burial will be at the Cobb Hill Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Friday at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home.
Jess D. Wilson
Jess D. Wilson was born in Clay County, the first of six children of Pleas and Rebecca Pigg Wilson. He attended Foundation School at Berea College, graduated from Tyner High School, 1938, and continued his education at Eastern State Teachers’ College. During WW II, he worked for the U.S. Air Force as a master aircraft sheet-metal mechanic.
He started his career at Jackson County Rural Electric Coop by cutting right-of-way, then moved up to wiring inspector, operations engineer and later into public relations. For 32 years, he was responsible for writing the monthly newsletter. His readers were most interested in stories about themselves and their ancestors. “It Happened Here” became something that folks reading The Rural Kentuckian in Estill, Lee, Owsley, Laurel, Rockcastle, Jackson, and Clay counties expected to see. Soon people from other places began to write him about their kinfolks. His books based on these columns received nationwide distribution and two are still in print. A few of his many organizational affiliations include The Council for the Southern Mountains, Kiwanis, Berea College, and the Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society, where his papers now reside. As a spokesman for the Appalachian area, he testified before the US Senate during the 1960’s War on Poverty. In 1983, he and his wife, Ruth, retired to a Clay County farm, Possum Trot, which became, with the help and labor of many friends, a loved camp and retreat representing the best of local history and culture.
He leaves his wife of 73 years, Ruth Hygema Wilson, three daughters, E. Gail Chandler, T. Sammie Wakefield, and Rebecca Joy Wilson, two son-in-laws, Curtis Chandler and Richard Wakefield, three granddaughters, Tana Allen, Tara Chandler and Esther Wakefield, and two great grandsons, his brother, Raymond Wilson, and a wealth of friends, nieces and nephews, and not to be forgotten, those children of his spirit who know who they are.
Donations may be given to the Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society, Box 394, Manchester, KY.
Funeral service will be held 11:00AM Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Sam Grigsby and Bro. Roger Williams officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Wednesday November 5, 2014 at the Funeral Home.
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