Obituaries July 26 – Aug. 2, 2015

Howard William Huff
Howard William Huff

Bill Huff

Bill Huff age 77 of Berea died Wednesday July 29, 2015 at the Madison Health and Rehab Center in Richmond, KY. Bill was born in Rockcastle County to the late William and Ruth Harding Huff, he is a veteran of the US Navy serving in Korea, and he worked for Berea College in the Food Service kitchen.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, James W. Huff; sister, Sondra Lee Wolfe; and grandson, Dustin Scalf.

Bill is survived by his spouse Wanda Montgomery of Berea, his son Terry Huff of Seattle, Washington, his sister Norma Jean Dean of Ohio, and grandson Jonathan Scalf of Berea and great-granddaughter Summer Alexis Scalf.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Wayne Harding officiating. Burial will be in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 12 – 2 pm at the Funeral Home.

Walker Lee Newsome

Walker Lee Newsome, 90, passed away in Richmond, Kentucky. He was the husband of the late Juanita Susan Newsome.

Funeral service for Walker Lee Newsome will be conducted noon Friday, August 7, 2015, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday

Pearl Shely

Pearl Ellen Kincaid Shely, 76, passed away on July 27, 2015. She was born December 10, 1938, to George and Ellen Kincaid.

She was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church. She was a great believer in the companionship of music. It was the primary solace of her life.

She is survived by: her husband, Bill Shely; a daughter, Holly Kashefipour, of Riverside, Calif.; a son, Bradley Olinger, of Kettering, Ohio; four granddaughters, two grandsons and a great-grandson Ryan Edwards who was her pride and joy. She is also survived by a sister and best friend Sadie Criswell, of Lexington, and her beloved dog, Lizzie. Once she was your friend, she was forever your friend.

No funeral service will be held.

Donations in her name may be made to Hospice Care Plus, Inc, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403. This would be greatly appreciated by the family. Hager and Cundiff Funeral Home are honored to assist the family with arrangements.

Willa Adkins
Willa Adkins

Willa Adkins

Willa Carol Hamilton Adkins, 57, of Richmond, formerly of Hillsboro, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Baptist Health in Richmond. Born March 27, 1958, in Rowan County, she is the daughter of Helen Roberts Hamilton, of Hillsboro, and Willis Hamilton, who passed away October 14, 2003.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Hamilton, on March 17, 2013, and a niece, Melanie Hamilton, on April 13, 2015. Carol’s husband, Douglas J. Adkins, passed away on May 4, 2005.

In addition to her mother, Carol is survived by two children, Austin Tyler Adkins and Abigail Carol Adkins, both of Richmond; two brothers, Leroy Hamilton and Toni, of Hillsboro, and Roger Hamilton, of Morehead; two sisters, Rebecca Lynn Proudfoot, of Richmond, and Joy Yonts and husband Mark, of Lexington; several nieces and nephews; extended family members and friends.

Carol graduated from Fleming County High School and received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Morehead State University. As a math teacher for 27 years, she loved her job. She taught at Johnson County School System, Nicholas County Middle School, and Berea Community School. Carol’s generous nature impacted the lives of her family, students, and friends in so many ways.

Carol was the heart of the family. She loved helping those in need, and she never forgot a birthday or special occasion. The focus of her life, however, was her children. Fierce protector, loving mom, and devoted friend, she gave all her energy to her family.

Carol was a beacon of light to all those who were close to her. She delivered good news in a way that made you feel special. If you needed advice or a tidbit of wisdom, Carol would tap you on the shoulder and start by saying, “Let me tell you something….”

For her entire life, Carol was an uplifting spirit. She called her mother twice a day to check in and make sure everything was all right. She was quick to love and the first to forgive. The world has lost a gem, and the family mourns the loss of a great soul. She will be greatly missed.

Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Harley Sexton, Jr. and Bro. Terry Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Filson Cemetery in Fleming County.

Tracy Phillips
Tracy Phillips

Tracy Leigh Phillips

Tracy Leigh Phillips, 37, of Mt. Vernon, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the UK Medical Center following a short illness. She was born in Richmond, Kentucky on December 2, 1977 and lived in the Berea area most of her life.

Survivors include her mother, Carol Vaughn Abrams (Lynn Abrams); her father, Chester Phillips (Tavane Thomas Phillips); 3 children, Victoria Ashleigh Rai Phillips, Erika Lynne Marie Hawkinson, Lyrik Alayna Grace Phillips; 7 siblings, Bryan Douglas Phillips, Kelly Lynne Wendel, Kyle Edward Bowman (Amber Nicole Slone), Ahlashia Thomas, Doug Phillips, Daniel Phillips, David Phillips; and her former step-father who helped raise her, Edward Mitchell “Mickey” Bowman.

Memorial Service 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Reppert Funeral Home with acceptance of friends at 12:00 Noon. Burial of Cremains 3:00 pm Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Davis-Witt Cemetery in Rockcastle County.

Otis Bundy
Otis Bundy

Otis Bundy

Otis Bundy, 91, of Peytontown Road, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital- Berea. He was the husband of Elizabeth McCord Adams Bundy. Mr. Bundy was born on December 13, 1923 in Manchester, KY, and was the son of Elmer and Mae Philpot Bundy, both of whom preceded him in death.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. After returning from the war, he attended Eastern Kentucky State College, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture in 1950. Mr. Bundy was a long-time Madison County farmer, and had also worked as manager of Home Tobacco Warehouse #1. In 1998 Mr. Bundy was honored by Eastern Kentucky University as a Distinguished Alumni. He was on the Kirksville Water Association, of which he was a founding director, for 30 years, and was on the Bluegrass Rural Electric Board for 24 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Richmond.

In addition to his wife, Elizabeth, he is survived by: one son, Otis Alan Bundy (Peggy); four grandchildren, Kimberly Bundy, of Beaver, PA, Christopher A. Bundy, of Richmond, Scott Forbes Littman, of Berea, KY, and Andrea M. Littman Long, of Herndon, VA; three brothers, Gene Bundy (Ruby), Homer Lee Bundy (Linda), and Clemons Bundy (Marna), all of London, KY; and three sisters, Jewel Dean Taylor, of Westland, MI, Georgia Mae Heightchew, of Shelbyville, KY, and Carol Ann Marcum (Gary), of Tipp City, OH.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mariann Bundy Littman.

Funeral Services for Otis Bundy will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2015 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. John McCord officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00- 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Charles Bundy, Larry Bundy, Keith Bundy, Philip Bundy, Jay MacKenna, and Gordon Adams.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to either the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org, 1(800) 272-3900, or the National Parkinson Foundation, www.parkinson.org.

Brenda Land Foley
Brenda Land Foley

Brenda Land Foley

Brenda Land Foley, 67 of Richmond passed away Sunday July 26, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. She was born Oct 8, 1947 in Richmond to Thomas and Emma Stevens Land.

She was a member of the first graduating, Associate Arts Degree Nursing class at EKU. She was a long time nurse at Pattie A. Clay hospital. After many years of nursing she followed her love of teaching to EKU where she taught for many years. In the years after her retirement she always enjoyed seeing her former students, who were always thanking her for being a wonderful teacher and role model for them. In her retirement she enjoyed gardening, traveling and most of all, spending time with her family, especially her 4 grandchildren.

Brenda is survived by her husband of 47 years, Glenn Foley; two sons: Allen (Shanda) Foley of Richmond and Matt (Missy) Foley of Shelbyville; Four grandchildren: Keeley, Kimball, Noah and Allie Foley; three sisters: Patsy Moores, Carolyn Westerfield and Margaret Land; two brothers, Tommy (Melba) Land and Robbie (Dr. Gina) Land; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Emma Stevens Land. Brenda was a member of Union City Christian Church, the Lizzie Berry Circle, volunteered at the Salvation Army and was a former member of the Altrusa Club.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Brenda at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Chip Denief officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the funeral home.

Pall Bearers: Kimball Foley, James Clay Ballinger, Carter Smith, Wayne Cerny, Curtis Cooksey and Raymond Parke. Honorary Pall Bearers: Members of the James William Harris Sunday school class of Union City Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice Care of Richmond or to the Union City Christian Church building fund.

Betty Lou Isaacs

Betty Lou Isaacs, 77, of Waco, the wife of Elmer Donald Isaacs, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born July 24, 1938, in Madison County, to the late Chester and Etta Lear Ruble.

Betty was retired from Enersys of Richmond.

In addition to her husband, Elmer D., she is survived by one son, Don Isaacs and his wife, Candina; one grandson, Matthew Aaron Isaacs and his wife Samantha; one brother David C. Ruble and one sister Sandra Kay Bailey, and husband, Elihue.

Burial will follow a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at the Bark Road Cemetery at Dreyfus. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Earl McFarland

William Earl McFarland, 69, gained his angel wings on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. William was born on October 4, 1945 in Richmond to Verna Ingram McFarland and the late Luke McFarland.

He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed watching UL Basketball and listening to country music.

Survivors include: his wife, Patricia McFarland; his mother, Verna McFarland; one son: William Kirk McFarland; one daughter: Jennifer Harney; six grandchildren: Ashley Harney, Jonathan Harney, Tyler McFarland, Cherikka Neace, Amber McFarland, and Austin McFarland; two great-grandchildren: Bentley Neace and Alana Neace; three sisters: Judy Thomas, Wanda Johnson and Patsy Smith; as well as several special nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Dotson officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 11 AM Monday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: William Kirk McFarland, Tony LeCompte, Austin McFarland, Willie Shanks, Darrell Cain and Jonathan Harney. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Joe Gadd, Tyler McFarland, Scott Johnson and Shannon Johnson.

Rodney Davis Barclay

Rodney Davis “Rod” Barclay, 60, husband of Junie McCord Barclay, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Rod, the son of Cecil Barclay and Betty Ross Barclay, was born in Madison County on September 3, 1954.

He worked for Hiatachi Corporation and was the Owner and Operator of R. B’s Lawn Care Service. He was a member of Red House Baptist Church and attended Mt. Pleasant Christian Church.

In addition to his wife and mother, Rod is also survived by two sons: Jeremy Davis (& Tracy) Barclay and Andy Dezarn; his daughter: Amanda Desiree Dezarn; his sister: Jean Woodson Whittamore (& Billy); three grandchildren: Devan Barclay, Madison Barclay and Jordan Johnson; two aunts: Juanita Estes and Jackie (& Bill) Golden; his nephew: Mark Whittamore; his niece: Rebecca Whittamore; his father and mother-in-law: Evan and Lillian McCord, as well as, several cousins and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Barclay.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, 3085 Lexington Rd., Richmond, Kentucky, with Shannon Franklin and John McCord officiating. Visitation will be after 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the church.

Pallbearers will be David Rankin, Jerry Swift, Billy Golden, Russell Burke Golden, David Hoover, William Campbell, Russell Ross, Jr., Andrew Vance, Bryon Vance, Brad Vance, Donald Manuel and Andy Dezarn.

Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, c/o Joann Allen, 3900 Boonesboro Rd. Richmond KY 40475.

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

Harold B. Culton
Harold B. Culton

Harold B. Culton

Mr. Harold B. Culton, 81, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Kenwood Health & Rehabilitation. Mr. Culton, the son of the late Joby Culton and Maude Collins Culton, was born in Jackson County on May 31, 1934.

He worked as a farmer for many years. Later in life, his pastimes were working puzzles and playing bingo.

On July 30, 1955, he united in marriage to Lillian Sparks Culton who preceded him in death on December 18, 2014. They had celebrated 59 years of marriage.

Survivors include: two sons: Darrell (& Teresa) Culton of Irvine and Donald Culton of Richmond; four daughters: JoEtta (& Jerry) Dunn, Joyce (& Kenny) Smith all of Richmond, Betty (& Harold) Oliver of Irvine and Kathy Smith (& Chris Ponder) of Berea; his brother: Loranza Culton; 11 grandchildren; five step grandchildren and several great grandchildren and other relatives.

Mr. Culton was also preceded in death by four brothers: Omer, Limuel, Clarence and Clifford Culton; his sister: Katherine Oliver and two grandchildren: Cody Culton and Stacy Dunn.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Frankie Sparks, Bro. Charlie Wilson and Bro. Scott Guiley officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Culton’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Everett D. Parker

Everett D. Parker, 77, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Kenwood Health and Rehab Center in Richmond. Everett was born on November 1, 1937 in Madison County to the late Taylor and Elizabeth Ashcraft Parker.

He was a farmer, and served his county in the US Army Reserves. He enjoyed small game hunting and loved fishing. He was an avid UK Basketball fan and was a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: two sons, James Everett Parker and Keith A. Parker; one daughter, Lisa Williams (Dennis); two grandchildren, Katherine Parker, and Melissa Austin (Aaron); four great-grandchildren, Emma Austin, Jacob Austin, Laila Shawky, and McKenzie Richardson; as well as several nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Parker was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters: Donnie Parker, Jesse Lee Parker, J.T. Parker, Anna Rider, Lucy Lowery, Julia Brown, Emma Howard, Willie Owen Young, Nannie Helen Smith, and Viola Parker.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Flatwoods Cemetery in Waco with Bro. Bill Fort officiating.

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

Martha Katherine Hampton
Martha Katherine Hampton

Martha Katherine Hampton

Martha Katherine Hampton, 91, of Richmond, widow of May “Buck” Hampton, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. She was born on February 3, 1924, in Madison County, Ky., the daughter of the late Roe Conner, Sr. and Nannie Hall Conner.

She was a member of Liberty Chapel Church. She was a former school bus aide for the Madison County School System and had worked in the cafeteria at Eastern Ky. University. Mrs. Hampton loved quilting and was an avid gardener. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attending baseball and softball games.

Survivors include: one daughter, Lucy Murphy (Benjamin), of Richmond; two sons, Richard Hampton (Susan), of Owenton and Billy Hampton (Janie), of Richmond; a daughter-in-law, Elaine Wilson; five brothers, Bob Conner, Raymond Conner, Coy Conner, Roe Conner, Jr., Walter Conner; five sisters, Mary Hill, Nannie Mae Edwards, Louda Berry, Rosella Smith and Rachel Denny; eight grandchildren, Rena Keath, Lucy Benge, Kari Welch, Shannon Wade, Alison Hampton, Sarah Guilbault, Cody Hampton and Monica Hampton; ten great-grandchildren, Joseph Hampton, Hunter Walls, Shelby Welch, Christian Wade, Kayden Wade, Brooklyn Guilbault, Sawyer Welch, Caleb Keath, Kellan Guilbault and Katherine Keath.

She was preceded in death by two sons, David Hampton and James Hampton; four brothers, Homer Conner, Harvey Conner, Jimmy Conner and Benny Conner; one sister, Nellie Baldwin.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 PM Saturday, August 1, 2015, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Terry Conner officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Friday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Billy Hampton, Cody Hampton, Joseph Hampton, Hunter Walls, Jason Wade, Matt Guilbault, Allen Welch and Chris Keath.

Louise Oliver Bowlin

Ms. Louise Oliver Bowlin, 88, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Kenwood Health and Rehabilitation. Ms. Bowlin, the daughter of the late Berl Oliver and Martha Lynch Oliver, was born in Madison County on May 22, 1927.

She was a nursing assistant for Crestview Personal Care Home and was a member of the Clarksville Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing and her church was her life.

Survivors include: two sisters: Opal Fiebig of and Carolyn Hall both of Richmond; 28 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Bowlin was preceded in death by her son: William Berl Murphy.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Bradley Johns officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Wanda “Bittie” Peters, Sharleen Peters, Jimmy Stage, Kathy Wilson, Robert Fiebig and Leann Golden.

“Dorothy” Mae Renner

Mrs. “Dorothy” Mae Renner, age 81, wife of Arlie Renner, Sr., departed this life Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Berea Health Care Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time, Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals Chapel in charge if arrangements.

Joseph Henry

Joseph Benjamin “J.B.” Henry, age 80, of Newport, KY, passed away Thursday, July 30 at St. Elizabeth Hospice Center in Edgewood, KY following a short illness. He was born November 1, 1934, in Estill County, the son of the late Joseph Lee and Mabel Rawlins Henry.

He was a construction worker with Universal Construction in Cincinnati and attended the Church of God. He was raised in Estill County but spent most of his life in Newport.

He is survived by His Wife Arine Wiseman Henry, 2 DaughtersTeresa Sue Smith (Hays) of Fort Thomas, Anna Marie Grotjan (Thomas)of Alexandria. 5 Sisters Rebecca Pennington (Dallas) of Danville, Mary Mattox (Clarence) of Irvine, Gloria Anna Williams of Richmond, Rita Faye Tipton of Richmond, Glenda June Arvin (Ray) of Beattyville, 3 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and A Daughter-in-Law: Donna Gayle Henry

He was preceded in death by His Son, Jerry Henry; a Sister, Viola Sue Tipton; and 4 Brothers, Billy Ray, Carl, Ronald Lee, and Gilbert Henry.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday 2 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Jerry Horn with burial to follow in the McDowell Cemetery. Friends may call after 12 PM Sunday until service time at the funeral home.

Lonzil Edward Sparks

Lonzil Edward Sparks was born January 1, 1941 in Jackson County and departed this life Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 74 years of age. He was the son of the late Lynnville Edward Sparks and Minnie Bell (Miller) Sparks.

Lonzil is survived by his son, Daniel Sparks of McKee; by a granddaughter, Destiny Norman of McKee and by four step children, Phyllis Brewer and Janice Bonno both of McKee, Helen Sparks of Richmond, and Phillip Nunn of Evansville, IN. Other survivors include a brother, Lynn Thomas Sparks of McKee and three sisters, Kay Creech of Tyner, Elzoni Vickers of Richmond, IN and Elaine Neeley of Dublin, IN.

In addition to his parents, Lonzil was also preceded in death by brother Jim Sparks; a sister Louise Roushe and by his twin brother that died at birth, Lynnville Edward Sparks.

Memorial service will be held 4:00PM Saturday, August 1, 2015 at McKee Manor Apts in the Community Room. Burial will be in the Pilgrams Rest Cemetery. Interment will be at the Pilgrams Rest Cemetery McKee, KY.

Lakes Funeral Home McKee was in charge of arrangements.

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