Obituaries Nov. 23 – 30, 2014

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Jacob Wilder Rapier

Jacob Wilder “Lil Huck” Rapier, the infant son of Ralph A. and Amy Rapier II, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond.

In addition to his parents, Jacob is survived by: four brothers, Wesley, Wyatt, Walker, and Warren Marcum; grandparents: Jackie & Alesia Miller, and Donna Rapier; great-grandparents, Blanche Miller, and Earl and Ruby Dennis, as well as a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by: his grandfather, Ralph A. Rapier, Sr., as well as great-grandparents, Floyd Miller, Bob and Marie Rapier, and Woodrow and Thelma Sullivan.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday November 25, 2014 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Andrew Darden officiating. Burial will follow in the Manse Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home.

Dale Monsebroten

Dale Monsebroten of Worthington, Ohio, the only child of the late Velma and Christ Monsebroten of Park River, North Dakota, was born June 26, 1942, in Park River and died November 21, 2014, at the Kobacker House hospice, Columbus, Ohio.

Dale was a 1960 graduate of Park River High School, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of North Dakota and his doctorate in geology and geography from Indiana State University.
As a professor in the Department of Geography and Geology at Eastern Kentucky University, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in geology, geography and meteorology for 22 years. Dale was a pioneer in integrating technology into teaching and left university teaching to work for Apple Computer. He later worked for Dell Computing and Sun Microsystems, promoting their products in higher education throughout the midwest. After his retirement from the computer industry, he returned to EKU to teach as an adjunct professor of earth science.

Dale was an avid tennis player and golfer, and after he moved to Columbus, he became a devoted Buckeye sports fan.

Dale is survived by his best friend and companion, Sheila Mullins of Stanford, Kentucky, his faithful Worthington neighbor, Jack Alsop, and his adopted family in Ohio, Dave and Loretta Heigle, as well as many friends and colleagues around the country.

In May 2015, a gathering of friends will meet in Park River, North Dakota, to celebrate Dale’s life.

Contributions to honor Dale can be made to the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts, 1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schroedinger Northwest Chapel, Columbus, Ohio.

Marshall Elwood Sidebottom
Marshall Elwood Sidebottom

Marshall Elwood Sidebottom

Mr. Marshall Elwood Sidebottom, age 79 of Elkton, passed away on Sunday afternoon November 23rd at 1:26 at Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville, Kentucky of natural causes. Mr. Sidebottom was born July 26, 1935 in Campbellsville, Kentucky the son of the late C.W. and Ethel Shaffner Sidebottom.

He was a member of Trenton Assembly of God. He was the owner of WEKT Gospel Radio Station 1070 Elkton and former owner of WIRV in Irvine, Kentucky. He worked for 63 years in radio broadcasting across Kentucky. He started in 1951 at WLCK in Munfordsville and worked with the following radio stations WTLO of Somerset, KY, WMOR of Morehead, KY, WEKY of Richmond, KY and WVKY of Louisa, KY. He loved community and people, plus high school and college play by play sports.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as one brother Thomas Sidebottom and one sister Jean Shaffner.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years Ruby Green Sidebottom of Elkton; three sons Brian Sidebottom (Tamara) of Elkton, Sidney R. Sidebottom of Bowling Green and Karl C. Rankin Jr. (Peggy) of Elkton; four daughters Cindy Hurley (Greg) of Somerset, Kentucky, Venda Burchett (Tony) of Winchester, Kentucky, Vicki Slater of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky and Eva Hemsoth (Brian) of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Visitation with the Sidebottom family will be on Tuesday evening November 25th from 5:00 until 8:00 at the Todd County Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled to be conducted on Wednesday morning November 26th at 11:00 in the Rose Chapel of the Todd County Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Dorsey officiating. Interment will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery in Elkton.

Dwight Reed

Dwight Reed age 51 of Richmond KY, died Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014 at the St Joseph East Hospital in Lexington. Dwight was the son of the late Johnnie and Emma Cain Reed of Berea.

Dwight is survived by his wife Shelley Johnson Reed, his children: Nicholas Reed, Andrew Reed and Kyria Reed, and his siblings Robert (Elsie) Reed, Jeff (Susan) Reed, Lonnie (Faye) Reed, Kay (Charlie) Evans, Bonnie (Gene) Coffey, Deloris (Mathew) Coleman, Brenda (Rick) Felty.

Funeral services will be Monday Dec. 1, 2014 at 1 pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with burial in the Reed-Hamilton Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11 am till 1 pm at the Funeral Home.

Amanda Reppert
Amanda Reppert

Amanda Nicole Reppert

Amanda Nicole Reppert, 34, of Berea, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, November 23, 2014. Born February 26, 1980 to Barbara Wheat Reppert and the late Charles Reppert, she had endured a lifetime of illness, but could always be counted on for a big smile and a hug.

Amanda was a lifelong resident of Madison County, proud big sister to Charles Benjamin Reppert, granddaughter of Mattie Wheat and the late Benjamin Rufus Wheat, and Mable Reppert (Rudolph) Burdette and the late Marcus Reppert. Amanda was loved by everyone and leaves behind several special aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. In addition to her father and grandfathers, she was preceded in death by her Uncle Tim Wheat.

She was a 1998 graduate of Berea Community High School and member of the Chestnut Ridge Church of Christ. Amanda enjoyed swimming, listening to music (and singing off key), watching movies, traveling, drinking milkshakes, wearing hats and any opportunity to have fun with family and friends. She was truly an inspiration to all who got the chance to know her.

Visitation 12:00 noon Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Liberty Avenue Church. A Celebration of Amanda’s Life at 2:00 pm with speakers Bro. Ova Baker, Marc Reppert and Chris Schill. Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dale McNew, Junior Bullen, Mike White, Marvin Wheat, Chris Schill and Todd Caudill. Her uncles, Paul, James, Bert, Larry, Gary, Jim, Roger and Darrell will serve as Honorary Pallbearers, as well as, the many other individuals who held a special place in Amanda’s heart.

Reppert Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

Barbara Jean Watson

Barbara Jean Huffmeyer Watson, 80, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014, at her home. She was born July 15, 1934, in Temple, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Toby and Mary Oslvosky Dreitner.

She received her masters degree in Sports Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. Mrs. Watson was a homemaker, a retired office manager and a member of St. Mark Catholic Church of Richmond.

Survivors include her husband, C.B. “Buddy” Watson and one son, John C. Watson, both of Richmond; three daughters, Bernita J. Watson (Dennis Osborne) of Lexington, Carol Jean Watson and Maryann W. Stoker, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister, Patricia Hollas (Ernest) of Weimer, Texas; and Rita Tate Huffmeyer Jackson, the wife of her brother, John Huffmeyer, who preceded her in death. She also leaves two granddaughters, Emily Marie and Jessica Ann Stoker.

Visitation for Mrs. Watson will be from 6 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Her funeral mass will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at St. Mark Catholic Church, Richmond. Fr. Paul Prabell and Fr. Jim Sichko will officiate.

Pallbearers will be John C. Watson, Dennis Osborne, Perry Stocker, and Roger Whitehouse. Honorary bearers will be Dr. Eugene Bowling, Dr. John P. Gillespie, and Fr. Ron Kettler.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, or to St. Mark Catholic Church.

Emma Jane Land
Emma Jane Land

Emma Jane Land

Emma Jane Land, 88, of Richmond, the widow of Thomas Land, whom she was married to for 65 years went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 28, 2014, at her home on Westover Avenue surrounded by her family. Ms. Land was born February 26, 1926, in Madison County, to Jess and Rose McQueen Stevens, both of whom preceded her in death.

Mrs. Land worked as a private duty nurse for over 30 years, but her biggest accomplishments revolved around her family. She was a mom, grandma, mamaw, and friend to many. She was the matriarch of the Land clan and the best fried apple pie maker known.

Ms. Land is survived by two sons, Tommy Land (Melba) and Robert Land (Gina); four daughters: Brenda Foley (Glenn), Carolyn Westerfield, Patsy Moores and Margaret Land; 11 grandchildren, Allen Foley (Shanda), Matt Foley (Melissa), Todd Moores (Paige) Sara Smith (Darrell), Daniel Westerfield (Trish), Carrie Ballinger (James), Emily Land, Jamie Land, Tia Land, Scott Henderson (Rhetta) and Chris Timmons (Jamie) and 24 great-grandchildren.

Ms. Land was of Pentecostal faith and had attended White Hall Holiness Church for many years but was currently attending Lexington Road Church of God.

The funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with visitation 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Phillip Payne and Bill Harrison will be officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service at Madison County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Allen Foley, Matt Foley, Todd Moores, Daniel Westerfield, James Clay Ballinger and Kimball Foley.

Silas Keen
Silas Keen

Silas Keen

Silas “Harden” Keen, 89, of Paint Lick, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014, at his residence. He was born, May 19, 1925, at Johnetta, Kentucky, in Rockcastle County, to Simpson Carr Keen and Minnie Rector Keen, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, of 69 years, Allene Cain Keen.

Silas worked in civil service for 31 years at the Bluegrass Army Depot and Avon Army Depot. He had worked several years for the Richmond Winn Dixie where he made everyone smile. Silas was a Holiness minister, a member of Irvine View Holiness Church, and he enjoyed the hobby of beekeeping.

Survivors include his son, Ronald J. Keen of Berea; four daughters, Sarah Evelyn Powell, Anna Madison, both of Richmond; Patsy Isaacs (Boyd) of Waco, and Pat Johnson of Berea; 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Ed Anglin, Charlie, Henry and McKinley Keen; six sisters, Stella Kinnard, Effie Rogers, Chrissy Wallace, Lucille Richardson, Hazel Wells Taylor, and Geneva Barns; three grandsons, Mark Anthony Barrett, Lowell Wayne Johnson, and Roy D. Johnson; and one great-grandson Aron Dexter Conner.

Funeral Services for Silas will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. Charlie Wilson, Bro. Larry Gray and Bro. Paul Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Michael, Paul, Boyd, Greg, Peyton, and Rodney.

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

Lorraine Lamb Long

Lorraine Lamb Long, 96, of High Street, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 after arrival at Baptist Health- Richmond. Mrs. Long was born on September 19, 1918 in Madison County, and was the daughter of Clarence and Grathia Williams Lamb.

She was a farmer and homemaker, and was retired from Eastern Kentucky University’s Purchasing Department. Lorraine was a longtime member of White Oak Pond Christian Church, the Jemima Boone chapter of the D.A.R., Richmond Women’s Club, and Richmond Homemaker’s Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lucien Conrad Long.

Survivors include: two sons, Lucien Conrad Long II (Jane), of Richmond, and Harry Allen Long (Rosalie), of Marysville, IN; one daughter, Pasty Poer (Doug), of Arab, AL; six grandchildren, Stacye Ann Bruckbauer (Brian), Todd Douglas Poer (Page), Heather Lee Chadwick (Doug), Rachel Susan Adams (Brian), Chrisman Allen Long (Penny), and Stephen Michael Long; ten great-grandchildren, Clay Poer, Scott Poer, Emma Louise Chadwick, Leah Rose Chadwick, Peyton Adams, Caroline Adams, Ashley Lorraine Adams, Sydney Wright, Carson Long, and Akhil Lucien Long; one brother, Donald Parrish Lamb, of Old Hickory, TN; one sister, Betsy Ann Prevatt Bridges, of Rock Hill, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; and two special care-givers, Jan Hendricks and Beverly White.

Funeral services for Lorraine Long will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at White Oak Pond Christian Church with Rev. Dr. Russell Rechenbach officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Doug Chadwick, Dale Carrier, Akhil Long, Chrisman Long, Stephen Long, and Emma Chadwick. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of her Bible study Class.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the White Oak Pond Christian Church Building Fund.

Jack A. Luy

Dr. Jack A. Luy, 82, died Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was born September 9, 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stout State University at Menomonie, Wisconsin and began teaching at Green Bay High School, Green Bay, Wisconsin. After receiving a doctorate from the University of Missouri in 1964, he moved to Richmond, KY to begin teaching and serving in other capacities at Eastern Kentucky University for 32 years. He was a Professor of Industrial Education and Associate Dean of what was then the College of Applied Arts and Technology from 1964 to 1973. He then served for many years as Dean of Community College Programs, also serving a term (1970-71) as University Ombudsman. He retired with Faculty Emeritus honors.

Dr. Luy was very active in campus affairs, serving as co-director of a self-study and site visit for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). He was a member of various accreditation teams for both SACS and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and his insights were also highly valued by school districts and community and junior colleges and throughout the industrial arts education profession.

Before beginning his teaching career, he served four years in the United States Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia; one daughter, Lisa Kelley of Richmond; one son, Mitchell Luy (Mary) of Lexington; four grandchildren, Erin Kelley, Lindsay Kinder, Andrew Luy and Katie Luy; and one great-granddaughter, Laney Kinder.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 26, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home on Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, KY. Burial will be at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, where a private service will take place.

Raymond Lee Daniels
Raymond Lee Daniels

Raymond Lee Daniels

Raymond Lee Daniels, 77, of Kingston, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Madison Manor. Mr. Daniels, the son of the late Nevel and Pearl Addison Daniels, was born on October 31, 1937 in Madison County.

He was a lover of music and was a U.K. basketball fan. He was of the Nazarene faith.

He is survived by his sister: Irene Delph and his nephew: Michael Delph both of Richmond and a host of friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Cecil Burns officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.

William Calvin Murray
William Calvin Murray

William Calvin Murray

William Calvin Murray, 79, of Dreyfus Rd., Berea, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014. He was born on January 9, 1935, on Blackey’s Branch in Clay County, Kentucky the son of the late Robert and Amanda Wilson Murray.

Mr. Murray was a retired Senior Product Technologist for the Kroger Co. After retirement, he worked as Quality Assurance Manager for the Griffin Pie Co. in London, Ky. (now Little Debbie). He had a passion for farming and was particularly proud of his herd of Registered Black Angus Beef Cattle.

He was a member of the Mt. Healthy Church of God, Mt. Healthy, OH. He had served as a volunteer for Cincinnati Boys Club, was active in the Central Turners Youth Sports Association and was a member of the Hilltop Athletic Club where he had served in many capacities. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who greatly enjoyed the out-of-doors. His grandchildren knew him as “the best Grandpa ever.”

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Fay Lawson Murray; two sons, William Edward Murray (Cynthia), of Cincinnati, OH, and Mitchell L. Murray (Linda), of Berea; two daughters, Wanda Jane Murray, of Cincinnati, OH, and Lisa Lynn Murray, of Georgetown; three sisters, Vida Jane Thompson, Bobbie Caldwell and Georgie Deaton; grandchildren, Laura Murray, Amanda Murray, and Jenna Murray, of Ross, OH, Jeren Mccluskey, of Murfreesboro, TN, Leanna Hunter, of St. Augustine, FL and Jeremiah Blankenship of Middletown, OH; great-grandchildren, Tyler Murray Ray, of Lancaster, Madison McCluskey and Alexis McCluskey, of Murfreesboro, TN, Michael Loyd Hunter, of St. Augustine, FL, Shayla Blankenship, Alishia Blankenship and Kylie Blankenship, of Middletown, OH.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Winston Lawson and Rev. Rick Witt officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 11 AM Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bill Thompson, David Thompson, Doug Lawson, Jeff Abrams, Paul Bertotto and Danny French.

Dorothy A. Bowling

Dorothy A. King Bowling, 90, of Richmond, widow of Charlie Bowling, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Berea. Mrs. Bowling was born on August 7, 1924 to the late Jasper and Mary Baxter King.

She loved to sew and quilt and was a member of the Broadway Baptist Church.

She is survived by: her daughter, Joan Renfro (Danny); her son: David Ray Bowling; one son-in-law, Billy Dunn; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Bowling was preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Ann Dunn; one grandson, William Dunn, Jr.; three brothers, John King, Preston King, and Bill King; six sisters, Estelle Tolbert, Shirley Moore, Margaret Remmers, Ruth King, Geneva Clemmans, and Christine King.

As Mrs. Bowling requested, private graveside services were held at the Madison County Memorial Gardens.

In memory of Dorothy, donations are suggested to the Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.

James Ellard Johnson

James Ellard Johnson, 64, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Baptist Health – Richmond. Mr. Johnson, the son of the late Ellard and Sarah Short Johnson, was born in Madison County on February 14, 1950.

He had worked as a farmer and enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time with friends.

Survivors include his wife: Wanda Faye McFarland Johnson; two sons: James Scott (Shannon) Johnson of Richmond and Jesse Shannon (Betsy) Johnson of Berea; his daughter: Dianna Michelle (Greg) Ratliff of Berea; his brother: Carlos Fathergill; his sister: Vivian Means; nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; his mother-in-law: Vernon McFarland and several very special cousins.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson was also preceded in death by one brother: Steve Fathergill and two sisters: Dessie Marie Cuzick and Patricia Ann Gilbert.

A brief funeral service to be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, November 28, 2014 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow at the Short Cemetery on Jacks Creek Road. Visitation will be held after 10:00 A.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Justin Johnson, Stephen Ratliff, Emery Shanks, Marvin Gabbard and William Lee Shanks.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Christopher Johnson, Sammy James Ratliff, Matthew Howard, Lionel Shanks, Herbert Shanks, Emery Shanks, Orville Shanks, Marvin Shanks, John Robert Smith and Jack Short.

William Thomas Harris

William Thomas “Tommy” Harris, 85, of Richmond, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his home.

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

Scottie DeWayne Renfro
Scottie DeWayne Renfro

Scottie Dewayne Renfro

Scottie Dewayne Renfro, 35, of Cuzick, the son of William H. “Billy” and Linda Hume Renfro, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014. He was born in Richmond, Kentucky on September 5, 1979.

Scottie was employed as a construction worker.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his two children: William Scott Renfro and Katlyn Jeanine Renfro; his aunts and uncles: Judy Parke (Gale), Brenda Fain, Virgil Renfro Jr. (Linda) and Wayne Hume as well as several cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Virgil and Allie Renfro and Kenneth and Lillie Hume.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. David Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in the Renfro Family Cemetery at Cuzick. Visitation will be after 10 AM Tuesday morning at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Wallace Reams, Gary Portwood, Terry Griggs, Jacob Curry, Billy Green, Kelly McKinney and Walter Rhodus.

Ruth Miller Howell
Ruth Miller Howell

Ruth Miller Howell

Ruth Miller Howell, 89, widow of Starlin Howell to whom she was married for 53 years before his death in 2000, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014. Ruth was born in Rockcastle County to Arthur Miller and Winnie Baker Miller on April 28, 1925.

She was employed for 11 years at the Bluegrass Ordinance Depot as clerk-typist, and later in life for 19 years Eastern Kentucky University, Recreation and Parks Department, as secretary to the department chairman.

She was a member of Madison Hills Christian Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Kim Howell, one son, Kent D. Howell, a grandson, Bryce Evan Howell, a special aunt, Helen Baker, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend George Baranovics and the Koretski family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Miller and Winnie Venable, two sisters, Lillian Beazley and Doris Nelson, and two brothers, Charles Arthur (Jack) Miller and Jerry Venable.

Pallbearers will be Bryce Howell, Greg Howell, Raymond Patrick, Woody Allyn, Jesse Cain, and Kent Clark. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Cornelison and Jim Barnes.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 28th at Heritage Funeral Home in Richmond from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. officiated by Reverend Marty Frazer of Madison Hills Christian Church, with burial services immediately afterward at Madison County Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond.

Delores Victoria Mackey

Delores Victoria Mackey, 60, passed away Sunday, November 23rd at home, after a long illness. Ms. Mackey was a native of Madison county, a daughter of the late Raymond and Louise Collins Brannon.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the Saint Timothy Baptist Church in Cleveland Ohio.

Ms. Mackey was preceded in death by her brother Raymond Melvin Brannon.

Survivors include her daughter Angela Brannon; her son Jerrold Brannon; her brother Ralph Brannon; her sister Ramona Turner; her aunt Lila Mills; her grandchildren Sherialle Chenault, Mar-Tavious “T-Man” Brannon, Kandacy Brannon, and Zembree Rembert; her great-grandchildren Mar-Tavious Brannon Jr., Ray’mone Brannon, Kandon Brannon, and Keaton Brannon; her nieces and nephews Amissa Turner, Shadale Hugley, and Okeshia Turner.

Tamela E. Gerald

Tamela E. Gerald, 45, passed away Saturday at Baptist Health in Richmond, after a sudden illness. Ms. Gerald was a native of Madison County, a daughter of the late Billy P. and Claribell Henry Gerald.

Ms. Gerald worked in the dry cleaning industry, enjoyed cooking, and attended church at the Ravenna Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her brothers Michael and Anthony E. Gerald.

Survivors include her daughter Victoria Gerald; her special loved one Lois Webster; her best friend Madalyn Willis; her brothers Doug and Johnnie Gerald; her sisters Brenda Epperson, Jayne Gerald, and Pam Gerald; nieces & nephews Doug Gerald, Aaron Gerald, Keisha Epperson, Devon Gerald, Kiara Gerald, Anthony Gerald, K.T. Epperson, Dustin Gerald; great nieces & nephews Austin Gerald, Christian Gerald, Jace Gerald, Kamani Epperson, Jaela Smith.

There will be a gathering of friends Wednesday, November 26th, beginning at 5:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 7:00 pm at Wednesday.

Tony Wren
Tony Wren

Tony Wren

Mr. Tony Wren age 45, of Brodhead passed away Monday November 24th, 2014 at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He was born on August 8th, 1969 in Berea, KY the son of Morris and Hazel Lunsford Wren.

He was a farmer, and was a member of the Northside Baptist Church.

Survivors are: his fiancé; Kimberly Trips of Brodhead. One son; Dustin Wren of Lebanon, Ind. One step-daughter; Angie Kay McCurdy of Liberty, KY. One brother; Mike Wren of Brodhead, one sister; Sandra Conner of Paintlick, Ky, and a host of nieces & nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by; two sisters; Debra, and Connie Wren.

Visitation will be from 11AM to until the time of service at 2PM Friday November 28, 2014 at Cox Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Methodist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to Cox Funeral Home to help pay for funeral cost.

Myrtle Moore

Myrtle Moore, age 74, of Stevens Avenue in Irvine passed away Friday, November 28, 2014, at the St. Joseph Hospital East after a long illness. She was born December 12, 1939 in Owsley County and was the daughter of the late Dyke and Jane Fugate Moore.

She was a former waitress and attended the Methodist Church. She had lived in Estill County most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Moore.

She is survived by 1 Daughter: Donna Marcum of Estill Co., 3 Sons: Freddie Reynolds of Madison Co., Denver Reynolds of London, Gary Reynolds of Georgia, 2 Sisters: Edna Masters of Madison Co., Belle Sebastian of Estill Co., 1 Brother: Junior Moore of Lexington, 7 Grandchildren and Several Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 1 son, Randall Lee Reynolds, 2 sisters; Emra Mays and Martha Gaines and 1 brother, Albert Moore.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel is in trusted with the arrangements.

Exie Mae Crawford

Exie Mae Crawford, age 78, of Racetrack Road in Irvine, passed away Tuesday at the Baptist Health Lexington Hospital after a long illness. She was born May 14, 1936, in Estill County, the daughter of the late Oliver and Myrtie Tipton.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Estill County all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie T. Crawford.

She is survived by 2 Daughters: Louise Spears (Bill) of Estill Co., Juanita Sparks (Gary Steven) of Madison Co., 2 Sons: Ollie Ray Crawford (Brenda) of Powell Co., Gary Wayne Crawford of Estill Co., Several Brothers and Sisters along with 8 Grandchildren and Several Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 1 Son, Bobby Crawford

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 29th, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Mike Chism with burial to follow in the Moberly Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Frank Charlton III

Frank Charlton III, age 61 of Powell Avenue in Irvine passed away Monday, November 24, 2014, at Baptist Health Lexington following a short illness. He was born June 25, 1953 in Madison County and was the son of the late Frank, Jr. and Irene Wolfinbarger Charlton. He had lived in Estill County all of his life.

He is survived by His companion Sharon Morris & son Kevin, 1 Son: Randall Charlton of Estill Co., 5 Sisters: Jenny Hedges of Richmond, Sandra Reed & husband, Jimmy of Western KY, Darlene Young & husband, Earl of Estill Co., Lori Johnson & husband, Harold of Estill Co., Libby Charlton of Nicholasville, 2 Brothers: Michael Charlton & wife, Cindy of Estill Co., Gene Charlton & wife, Jennifre of Berea, 3 Grandchildren: Ty Glenn, Isaiah and Eli.

He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Donald Charlton.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 28, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Larry Frymyer. Burial will be at the South Irvine Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 AM Friday at the Funeral Home.

Larry Hamm
Larry Hamm

Larry Hamm

Larry Hamm, age 69, of White Oak Road in Irvine passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014, at his home following a long illness. He was born July 22, 1945 in Estill County and was the son of the late George Thomas and Myrtle Richardson Hamm.

He was a retired from the Estill County Road Department and had lived in Estill County most of his life.

He is survived by 2 Daughters Clara Hamm Collins & husband, Essmer, Jr. of Richmond, Linda Hamm Sparks & husband, Rodney of Irvine, 1 Son Larry Wayne Hamm of Irvine, 4 Sisters Barbara Lay, Mary Ann Flannery, Margie Rucker all from Estill Co., Patty Rison of Richmond, 3 Brothers Gene Hamm of Indiana, Scotty Hamm of Irvine, Garry Hamm of Ohio, 6 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Donnie Hamm.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 26, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Delvin Reece and Bro. Chris Webb. Burial will be at the Walton Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Tuesday at the the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Rodney Sparks, Lester Sparks, Essmer Collins, III, Garry Flannery, Doug Lay and Gerald Sturgill.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested toward his funeral expense.

Barbara Jean Rose

Barbara Jean (Martin) Rose was born May 19, 1943 in Clay County and departed this life Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, being 71 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Luther & June (Johnston) Martin.

Barbara is survived by three daughters, Tammy Sparks of Big Hill, Peggy Spurlock and Tracy Rose both of McKee and by a sister, Marchita (Martin) Gay of Berea. Barbara was blessed with five grandchildren, Brandi & Mitchell Madden, Alicia Spurlock, Courtney Lohrey, Brandon & Kendra Keyton and Derek & Monique McWhorter and by nine great grandchildren, Jasper & Briley York, Lexi & Keegan Ingram, Ezekiel, Aidan, & Kinzie Keyton and Jesse McWhorter.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband Arvil Rose.

Barbara was a member of the Sand Gap Christian Church.

Funeral service will be held 2:00PM Monday, December 1, 2014 at Lakes Funeral Home Mckee with Bro. Gordon Robinson officiating. Burial followed in the Tal Martin Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 P.M. Sunday November 30, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

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