Obituaries Aug. 30 – Sep. 6, 2015

Abby-Marie Langford
Abby-Marie Langford

Abby-Marie Langford

Ms. Abby-Marie Langford, age 12 departed this life Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her home after a two year courageous battle with osteosarcoma. Abby entered this life on March 10, 2003 in Pulaski County Kentucky; she was the beloved daughter of Gary Wayne Langford Jr. and Sharon (Allen) Langford.

She entered her Christian life July 7th, 2013 at Brodhead Baptist Church during Vacation Bible School. Abby found great joy in reading and electronic games; Abby brought great joy to others, her path in life, be it short, touched many lives; her dream wish became a reality at Disney Land, Sea World, and the San Diego Zoo, all adventures were made possible by the Make a Wish foundation.

Those left to celebrate her life/cherish her memory include, her parents: Gary Langford, Jr. and Sharon (Allen) Langford, her siblings: Jacob Blake Langford of Mt. Vernon KY., Zachary Wayne Langford of Mt. Vernon KY., Tyler Langford of Mt. Vernon KY., a foster brother: Dalton Lakes of McKee, KY., Melissa (Chris) Gross of Jackson, KY., and Cynthia Langford of Charlotte, North Carolina; her paternal grandparents: Gary Sr. and Colleen Langford; and her nephew: Brayden Gross, As well as a host of aunts/uncles, cousins, classmates and friends.

Abby was preceded in death by her, maternal grandparents: Walter and Joellen Miller Allen.

Abby leaves her life as a testimony to all of us to be courageous to live each day to its fullest.

In lieu of flowers the family ask donations be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, or the American Cancer Society.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 7PM at the Brodhead Baptist Church in Brodhead KY.; Bro. Ralph Baker will be officiating, special music by Brooklyn Bishop. Request you wear purple to honor and celebrate of Abby’s life.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at the Brodhead Baptist Church in Brodhead KY. beginning at 4PM until the celebration of Abby’s life at 7PM.

Abby– Marie Langford’s final resting place will be in Jackson Cemetery in Jackson, KY. Graveside service will be held on Friday, September 4th, 2015, at 12:30PM.

Casket bearers will be her: brothers, Jeff Carpenter, Daniel Carpenter and Chris Gross; Honorary Casket Bearers: Braydon Gross, Dalton Lakes, Carrie Mullins, Bailee Deboard, Noah Parkey, Bethany Cromer and Delani Reynolds.

Carter Wesley Curry-Robertson
Carter Wesley Curry-Robertson

Carter Wesley Curry-Robertson

Carter Wesley Curry-Robertson, infant son of Ashley Curry and Joey Robertson, passed away Thursday.

Funeral Services will be 7 PM Tuesday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with visitation after 5 PM Tuesday.

A complete obituary will be available online on Monday.

Larry Douglas Isaacs

Larry Douglas Isaacs, age 62, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at St. Joseph Berea Hospital. He was a native of Madison County, born to the late Charlie Edward and Dorothy Alice McCollum Isaacs.

Larry had worked as a fork lift operator and mowed yards. He was of the Holiness faith and in his spare time he liked to fish.

Larry is survived by: his wife, Shirley Isaacs of Berea; daughter: Stacy Isaacs of Richmond; step-sons: Johnathan (Angie) Stamper of Waco, Darrell Stamper, Jr. of Berea; sister: Linda (Melvin) Gordon of Irvine; brothers: Clarence (Sandy) Isaacs and Granvel (Carolyn) Isaacs of Berea. 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild also survive.

He was preceded in death by a son, Tracy Isaacs.

Funeral services for Larry will be 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

Pallbearers will be Timmy Isaacs, Tyson Isaacs, Darrell Stamper, Jr., Matthew Stamper, Tracy Carter, Cody Murphy, Taylor Isaacs and Travis Isaacs.

Ann Q. Clark
Ann Q. Clark

Ann Q. Clark

Ann Q. Clark, 90, of Erlanger, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Born February 1, 1925, she was the daughter of John Henry Quast and Margaret Dawson.

Mrs. Clark is survived by: her son, John Dawson (Robin) Clark; and grandchildren, Dana Katherine and Samuel Baylor Clark.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Arch Clark, MD; her daughter, Katherine Ann Clark; and her sister, Jane Clark.

She was a graduate of Center College in Danville, majoring in chemistry, on an academic scholarship. After graduating from college, Ann worked as a chemist for the Palmolive Company just over the river from Louisville. As a young woman, she and three female friends saved their money, left their jobs and traveled throughout Europe for six months shortly after World War II.

Ann married the love of her life and lifelong partner, Dr. Arch Baylor Clark, on October 13, 1956, in Louisville. They were introduced together by Arch’s brother, Don Clark and his wife Anne Clark. For many years of their life together they were active members of the Richmond community where Dr. Clark practiced family medicine. After staying home to raise their twins, John and Katherine, Ann worked in her husband’s medical office. Both Ann and Arch were members of the First Presbyterian Church. They traveled around the world together after retiring. Ann was an avid Bridge Club member and also belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as the Mayflower Society.

She was much loved and admired by family and friends.

Burial will take place in Berea Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 330 West Main Street, Post Office Box 165, Richmond, Ky. 40476, in memory of Ann Q. Clark.

Luther Maynard
Luther Maynard

Luther Maynard

Luther “Luke” Maynard, 70, of Berea, KY formerly of West Williamson, WV passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. He was born August 2, 1945, at Laurel Creek, Lenore, WV, the son of the late Erva and Orie Jude Maynard.

He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Paulie Muncy, Ethel Adkins and Lucille Ginther.
He was a retired coal miner, a member of the United Mine Workers of America, United States Army, and a member of the Joyland Baptist Church in Berea, KY.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Wellman Maynard; son, Luther P. “Luke” Maynard and his wife, Amy of South Williamson, KY; daughters, Rhonda Hensley and Zandra Ford and her husband, Chris all of Big Rock, TN; step children, Tammy Strunk and Shawn Snodgrass; brother, Silas Maynard and his wife, Daisy of Blairsville, GA; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 11 AM in the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Earsel Ray Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Williamson, WV. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 – 9 PM in the funeral home chapel.

Luke Maynard, Willard Muncy, Michael Muncy, Frank Dary, James Maynard and Steven Maynard will serve as pallbearers. Belfry Chapter #141 DAV will conduct Military Graveside Services.

Stella M. Wall
Stella M. Wall

Stella Marcella Wall

Funeral services for Miss Stella Marcella Wall, age 63, are scheduled for 4 PM, Wednesday, September 2, 2015 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Independence Cemetery.

Miss Wall passed away early Monday in Lexington. She was born March 27, 1952 in Richmond, KY to the late Hubert and Dorothy Madden Wall.

Survivors include her two brothers, Troy and Terry Wall and two sisters, Opal (George) Schuler and Wanda (Leon) Wade.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Larry and Hubert Mitchell Wall.

Terry Renee Seals Carmack
Terry Renee Seals Carmack

Terry Carmack

Terry Renee’ Seals Carmack, age 51, of Eastwood Drive in Stanford, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Born Friday, May 15, 1964 in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Earl & Sarah Thomas Seals.

Terry retired, as a bus driver, from the Madison County School System and was a homemaker. Her loving husband, whom she married August 3, 2014, was Sherwin Carmack of Stanford.

In addition to her husband, Terry leaves behind one daughter, Amber Wells (Tony) of Berea; one son, Chris Snowden (Crystal) of Waco; two brothers, Ted Seals of California and Bill Seals (Phyllis) of Berea; one sister, Judy Adamson (Robert) of Ewing, KY; and five grandchildren, Alexia Abbott, Kadence Shearer, Marlee Hemmerling, Gunner Wells, and Jasmyn Mink; and several other family members and friends who mourn her passing.

Honoring Terry’s wishes, Cremation Rites have been honored. A Public Memorial Service will be held 7:00PM Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Fox & Friend Funeral Home with Rev. Wendell Carmack officiating the service.

A Visitation will be held 5-7PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Kimberly Gadd

Kimberly Sue Turner Gadd age 51 of Rockcastle County, died Tuesday in Lexington. Kim believed in the Holiness Faith and attended the Crestview Holy Sanctuary, she was born in Ft. Wayne Indiana to the late Elmer and Katherine Lamb Turner, and she was also preceded in death by her sister Betsy Mae Turner Smith.

Kimberly is survived by her children: Rebecca Sue Gadd (Darrell), and Billy Ray Gadd (Misty) and 8 grandchildren: Michael Sutton, Ashley Sutton, Matthan Sutton, Melea Sutton, Annabelle Sutton, Destiny Gadd, Devin Gadd, and Natalie Johnson, and her niece Cheri Catherine Smith Coleman (Jerry).

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 pm at the Crestview Holy Sanctuary with Rev. Harold Eads, Rev. Achee Eads, and Rev. Joel Rowland officiating. Burial will be in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday after 11 am at the church. Lakes Funeral Home Berea is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ruth Lewis
Mary Ruth Lewis

Mary Ruth Lewis

Mary Ruth Lewis 75 of Berea passed away Monday at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington with all of her family by her side. She was born in Jackson County to the late Boyd T. and Ada Elizabeth Clemmons Stewart.

She retired in 1992 from Berea Health Care and was a member of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one daughter Patricia McHone Sparks and one brother Lloyd “Junior” Stewart.

She is survived by her husband Raymond Lewis Jr., one daughter Rita (Gerald) Rose, six sisters Katherine Fischer, Beulah (Bobby) Ball, Bernice (Ermon) Turner, Idona Turner, Jenetta (Jimmy) Lamb, and Linda (Rip) VanWinkle, six grandchildren Gregory (Brandy) Vanover, Shane (Ashley Rector) Rose, Kayla Sparks, Ben (Elisha Howard) Rose, Sharita (Jon) Jarrett and Thomas Rose. She also leaves behind four great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Funeral services will be 2pm Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Revs. Ermon Turner, Leonard Wilder and Larry Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home. The family will have a meal following the funeral at the 1016 Fellowship Hall.

Pallbearers will be Gregory Vanover, Shane Rose, Ben Rose, Jon Jarrett, Bobby Ball and Steven Ball. Honorary pallbearer will be Thomas Rose.

Tammy Yvonne Rose

Tammy Yvonne Rose, 43 of Dreyfus Road in Berea passed away at her home on Saturday, August 29, 2015. Tammy was born in Richmond, Kentucky to Mary Ellen Foster Rose and late Arlon Rose.

She was a 1990 graduate of Madison Southern High School and 1994 graduate of Berea College. Tammy was currently employed by the City of Lexington and a member of the Church of God.

Tammy is survived by her mother Mary Ellen Rose, two brothers Logan Rose and Travis Rose, two nephews Samuel and Matthew Rose and many extended family members.

Funeral services were held at the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Lakes Funeral Home Berea was in charge of the arrangements.

Kevin Mullins
Kevin Mullins

Kevin Neil Mullins

Kevin Neil Mullins, age 41, of Berea, died Friday, September 4, 2015 at the Compassionate Care Center. He was born May 23, 1974, son of Wayne Mullins and Debbie Ford Lewis (Danny) and had been a resident of the Madison County area all his life.

In addition to his parents he is survived by 1 daughter, Halynn Puckett; 4 siblings, Kay Mullins, Justin Mullins, Rebecca Schwarze, and Christopher (Jennifer) Daniels; maternal grandmother, Virginia Bowman; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by 1 brother; Adam Lewis; and his paternal grandparents, Preston and Frances Mullins.

Funeral Service 2:00pm, Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Vester Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation 12:00 noon until service time.

Pallbearers will be Steve Crabtree, Crystal Crabtree, Mason Alexander, Ronnie Crabtree, Danny Scenters, Danny Lewis, Christopher Daniels, John Gibson.

Brian Proffitt
Brian Proffitt

Brian Wesley Proffitt

Brian Wesley Proffitt, 51, of Lexington died Friday, September 4, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital Lexington. He was born June 9, 1964 and had been a resident of the Lexington area most of his life.

Brian was a retired Corrections Officer with 23 years of service to the Lexington Fayette Urban Government Division of Corrections. He served as a volunteer fireman and EMT in Jessamine County and was a member of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include his loving wife, Heather Masters Proffitt; 3 daughters, Katherine Proffitt, Megan Proffitt, Gabrielle Proffitt; his mother, Nancy Christine Hammons Proffitt; 2 brothers, Alan (Karen) Proffitt and Steven Kyle (Becky) Proffitt; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Cecil Proffitt.

Funeral Mass 12:00 noon, Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary with Father Dan Noll officiating. Visitation 10:00 am until time of service. Burial 2:30 pm Thursday at Berea Cemetery.

Reppert Funeral Home of Berea entrusted with arrangements.

Lillie Robinson
Lillie Robinson

Lillie Robinson

Lillie Robinson, 89, of Berea, died Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Berea Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a life-long resident of Madison County born August 28, 1926, daughter of the late Jim and Mollie Marcum Robinson, homemaker and member of Pilot Knob Baptist Church.

Survivors include 2 sons, Ray Burns, Wayne (Buffey) Robinson; 3 siblings, Earl Robinson, Elva Lamb, Vincent (Helen) Robinson; 6 grandchildren, Christy, Earl Ray, Beverly, Teresa, Johnny, Brandon; 1 great grandchild, Brooke; as well as, numerous relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Junior Burns, Willie J. Burns; 7 siblings, Shorty Settles, Richard Settles, Vernon Robinson, Mary Robinson, James Robinson, Willie Robinson, Amos Robinson.

Funeral Service 11:00 am, Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Reppert Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Hisle officiating. Burial will follow in Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Clayton Robinson, Kenny Lamb, Randy Lamb, Danny Lamb, Earl Ray Burns, Buddy Montgomery.

Ray Saylor
Ray Saylor
Archie Saylor

Archie Ray Creech Saylor, 61, of Berea, died suddenly Saturday, August 29, 2015 at his residence of an apparent heart attack. He was a life-long resident of Rockcastle County born December 13, 1953.

Survivors include his loving mother, Frances Coffey Saylor; 6 siblings, Elwood (Darlene) Saylor, Dale (Debra) Saylor, Connie (James) Bowman, Donnie (Kim) Saylor, Tim Saylor, and Sue Saylor Abney; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Irvine Saylor; 2 siblings, Billy Saylor and Linda Kendrick.

Funeral Service 11:00am Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Cecil Burns officiating. Burial will follow in Rimmel Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00pm Monday at the funeral home.

Franklin Wayne Whittaker
Franklin Wayne Whittaker

Franklin Wayne Whittaker

Franklin Wayne Whittaker, 71, of Richmond, passed away Friday, September 4, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was born July 19, 1944, in Richmond to John Franklin and Irene Coates Whittaker, both of whom preceded him in death.

Wayne was a retired tool and die maker for Richmond Tool and Stamping and a member of Corinth Christian Church. He was an avid deer and coon hunter and enjoyed his latest project which was completing his Red Lick hunting lodge with his son.

Survivors include his loving wife, Tommie Ponder Whittaker; one son, Rickie Allen Edwards (wife, Kim) both of Richmond; one daughter, Tracy Wayne Mayes (husband, Tim) of Georgetown; three sisters, Doris Upton, Brenda Cain, and Vickie Rhodus; seven grandchildren, Ashley Edwards, McKenzie Edwards, Jamie Wells, Kaylee Paige Whittaker, Patrick Edwards, Matthew Goodpastor, and Zachary Carraway; one great grandson, Bailey Allen Buttersworth.

Wayne was preceded in death by a son, Michael Dwayne Whittaker.

Funeral services for Wayne will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. David Evans and Bro. Butch Payne officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 – 9 PM Monday, September 7, 2015 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Edwards, Kyle Buttersworth, Butch Lane, Zachary Carraway, Mickey Howell and Jason Upton.

Ruby Anglin Willis
Ruby Anglin Willis

Ruby Anglin Willis

Ruby Anglin Willis, 79, Berea, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at her home. She was born May 5, 1936, in Madison County to Willie K. and Nancy Powell Anglin, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was retired from Eastern Kentucky University housekeeping division and of the Holiness faith.

Ruby is survived by her husband, Robert Willis, Jr.; two daughters, Bonnie Harrison and Norma Gadd (Bobby), all of Berea; three sisters, Bertha Willis of Red Lick in Berea, Myrtle Jenkins of Irvine, and Mayfra Conrad of Richmond; one brother, Raymond Anglin; four grandchildren, Jennifer Clark, Christina Potter, Darla Potter and Harold Robert Jones; three great grandchildren, Surena Miller, Racheal Gadd, and Cameron Potter, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Hubert Anglin and three sisters, Martha Pearson, Nannie McKinney and Laura McKinney.

Services for Mrs. Willis will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. Harold Edmondson, Bro. Erman Turner, and Bro. Fabian Lynch officiating. Burial will follow at the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Cody Taylor, Jared Alexander, Aaron Rhodes, Ben Lynch, Lee Anglin and George Clark.

Bernard  T. Gates
Bernard T. Gates

Bernard T. Gates Jr.

Bernard T. “Bud” Gates Jr. 91, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Baptist Health – Lexington. He was born August 28, 1924, in Indianapolis, Indiana to Bernard Thomas Gates, Sr., and Marion Ketchum Gates, both of whom preceded him in death.

Mr. Gates was a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, where he played football. He attended classes at IU Law School in Bloomington. Mr. Gates attended St. Mark Catholic Church of Richmond and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Bud began his automotive career at the age of 10. He worked for his father at his Chrysler-Desoto dealership in Indianapolis. He later owned and operated Bud Gates Chrysler, Bud Gates Chevytown and Bud Gates Toyota in Indianapolis. He served on the National Automobile Dealer Councils for Chrysler, Chevrolet, and Toyota. Mr. Gates was most recently an associate with his son, at Toyota South of Richmond. His successful racing career included Sports Car Club of America National Championships and wins and top finishes throughout the United States.

Survivors include one daughter Sheri Gates of Washington, D.C. and two sons, Steve Gates (Kathy) of Lexington, KY and Jamie Gates (Bobbie) of Hillsborough, CA; his grandchildren, Lauren Packard, Cassie Packard, Sam Packard, Charlie Gates, Claire Gates, Sarah D’Ambrusoso, Jennifer Simms, and MacKenzie Gates; three great grandchildren, Lottie, Theo and Harrison; as well as his special caregiver, Misty Hisle.

Funeral Mass for Mr. Gates will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, September, 5, 2015 at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, with Fr. Jim Sichko officiating. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 PM Friday at the church. Interment will be in the Lexington Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Johnson, John Muncie, Lex Sykes, Terry Reeves, Kellis Metcalf, Mike Meadows, Nick Simmons and Dutch Moore.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to “Mission, Not Just Tuition”, c/o St. Mark Catholic School, 608 West Main Street, Richmond, KY 40475

James Bobby Murphy
James Bobby Murphy

James Bobby Murphy

James Bobby Murphy, 82, of Richmond, passed away Sunday evening, August 30, 2015 at his home. He was born September 12, 1932, in Estill County, to Malcolm and Myrtle Keith Murphy, both of whom preceded him in death.

Bobby retired from Brown & Williams Tobacco Warehouse after 27 years of service. He also retired from the Kentucky Transportation Department and was a very active member of Lancaster Road Church of God.

He loved to play cornhole and horse shoes and enjoyed his dog, “Marcie”, but he loved his family above all else.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Ruth Lainhart Murphy and two daughters, Bobbie Ann Cochran (widow of Donnie Cochran) and Donna Schmitt (John) all of Richmond. He also leaves three sisters, Nannie Lou Tussey (Jack), Patsy Johnson (Edgar) and Ethel Grant (Leslie); two grandchildren, April Harris and Shane Pingleton (Molly); three step-grandchildren, Jesse, Alex, and Spencer Schmitt; two great-grandchildren, Kayleigh Harris and Brantlee James Pingleton; and three step-great-grandchildren, Brayden, Bella and Grady Schmitt, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Kindred and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Floyd and Mafrey Lainhart.

Funeral service for Bobby will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Pastor Butch Payne officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Dan Foley, Jon Lainhart, Lloyd Cates, Gary Richmond, Roger Rose and Tim Pingleton. Honorary bearers will be Dale Cashin, Paul Rose and Ralph Burns.

Edgar Rhodus

Edgar “Bug” Rhodus, 88, passed away Saturday, September 05, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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

Carol Thomas
Carol Thomas

Carol Jeanett Thomas

Carol Jeanett Thomas, 66, of Lexington, formerly of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Ms. Thomas, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Laoma Richardson Thomas, was born in Madison County on May 4, 1949.

She retired from Eastern Kentucky University as a Catalog Librarian. She enjoyed knitting, loved to read and was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two brothers: Norman Farrell (Betty) and Lowell Thomas (Edna), all of Richmond; three nieces: Norma Thomas-Stocker (Perry), Trina Abrams (Marshall) and Cathy Murphy (Jimmy); her nephew: Rick Thomas (Angela) and several great nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Dotson officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Nick Murphy, Daniel Abrams, Adam Coomes, Perry Stocker, Rick Thomas, James Thomas and Jerrod Vance.

Shird Riley Powell

Shird Riley Powell, 66, husband of Anna Hamilton Powell, passed away Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, KY, after a long illness. Mr. Powell was a native of Madison County, a son of the late Russell and Evelyn Rose Kearns Powell.

He was a retired maintenance mechanic for Eastern Kentucky University. He enjoyed Photography, woodworking, playing music, hunting, and fishing. He attended College Hill United Methodist Church. He was a United States Naval veteran, that served in Viet Nam.

Survivors include his wife Anna Hamilton Powell of Waco; his son Wes (and wife Lori) Powell of Versailles; his daughter Sheridan (and husband Charles) Rodberg of Rockford, IL; his brother Wayne (and wife Peggy) of Waco; his sisters Linda (and husband Bush) Hill of Waco and Betsy (and husband Paul) Smith of TN; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 5th, 2015, at 11:00 am at College Hill United Methodist Church, with Pastor James Atherton, and Chaplin DeWayne Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in the College Hill United Methodist Cemetery, with full military rites. Friends may call Saturday, after 10:00 am until service time.

The family has requested donations to the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in lieu of flowers.

Jackie Rose
Jackie Rose

Jackie Rose

Jackie Rose was born October 6, 1953 in Jackson County and departed this life Tuesday, September 1, 2015, being 61 years of age. He was the son of Bernice (Richardson) Rose of McKee and of the late Owen Rose.

In addition to his mother, Jackie is also survived by his wife, April (Spivey) Rose of McKee and by five children, Shane Rose and wife Johnna of Sand Gap, Tina Morris and husband John of Simpsonville, Travis Rose and wife Autumn of McKee, Gary Rose of McKee and Madison Rose of McKee. He is also survived by three brothers, Bennie Rose and Randall Rose both of McKee and Dellas Rose of Red Lick. Jackie was blessed with eight grandchildren, Savannah Rose, Emily Rose, Brooklyn Morris, Brady Morris, Breanna Morris, Tanner Rose, Cole Rose & Sawyer Rose.

Other than his father, Jackie was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Rose.

Funeral service was held 2:00PM Friday, September 4, 2015 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Owen Patterson officiating. Burial followed in the Rose Cemetery. Visitation was held at 12 Noon Friday, September 4, 2015 at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Ricky, Todd, Oren, Doug & Tim Rose, Christopher Spivey and Benny Coffey.

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