OBITUARIES JUN. 4-11, 2017

Trudy Cates

Trudy Cates

Trudy Fields Cates, 71, of Berea died at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington Sunday, June 4, 2017 following a short illness. She was born in Big Branch, KY in Perry County on October 8, 1945 and had been a resident of Berea most of her life.

She was a homemaker and attended Owsley Fork Baptist Church. She was gifted with the ability to strike up a conversation with anyone, spend 3 hours talking with them and became a friend for life. She enjoyed her flowers and was known to many for sending Christian poetry booklets every Christmas.

Survivors include her husband George Cates; 2 sons, Rick Everett Fields (Susan) and Jackie Shannon Cates (Rebecca); 5 siblings Earl Fields (Janette), Glenis Fields (Brenda), Ray Dean Fields (Kimberley), Rita Adams (Boyd) and JoEtta Goodrich (George); 3 grandchildren, Stephanie, Heather and Laurel; 6 great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Van Wyatt, Nicholas, Brian, Alison and Aubree.

She was preceded in death by her parents Birchel and Chapel Pratt Fields; 5 siblings, Coman, Gene, Marlin and Glen Fields and Linda Allen.

Funeral Service 11:00 am, Thursday, June 8th 2017 at Reppert Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Robbins officiating. Burial will follow in the Cates Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 pm Wednesday June 7, 2017 at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be: Brad Hylton, Ray Dean Fields, Glenis Fields, Donnie Hayes, Joe Gordon and Harold Ray Combs.

Christopher Lloyd Northern

Christopher Lloyd Northern

Christopher Lloyd Northern was born June 23, 1976 and passed away on June 6, 2017.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Davis and Powell Funeral home in charge of the arrangements.

Carolyn Sue Lakes

Carolyn Sue Lakes age 51, died Saturday June 10, 2017 at her home. Carolyn was born in Richmond, KY to Lucille Marcum Lakes and the late Carl B. Lakes.

Carolyn is survived by her spouse Brian Caudill, her mother Lucille Lakes, her children: Chasity Bray Thomas, Jessup Karl Thomas and Acacia Peyton Christian, her brother Terry Joe Lakes, and sister Lawana Kaylor, and two grandchildren: Carisma Justice Carrier and Treasure Karlin Carrier, and her former spouse Emmitt Lee Christian.

Funeral services will be Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 1 pm with Bro. John Gross officiating at the Grace Chapel Wesleyan Church 136 Aspen Ave. Richmond, KY, burial will be in the Webb Cemetery at Red Lick. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 am to 1:00 pm. Lakes Funeral Home Berea is in charge of arrangements.

Farris VanWinkle

Farris VanWinkle

Farris ‘Pete’ VanWinkle was born September 14, 1934 to Delcie See VanWinkle and James VanWinkle in Jackson County, Kentucky. Pete Departed this life on Friday June 9, 2017 at his home.

Pete was 82, he was united in marriage to Georgia Northern on August 14, 1954, and they would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this year. Pete enjoyed Coon hunting, his Bees and fishing, he was a member of the Holiness Faith and Bobtown was his home church.

Pete and Georgia were blessed with three children; Verla, Dwayne, and Marvin, Pete is survived by his wife Georgia VanWinkle, his children Verla Hatton of McKee, KY, Dwayne (Peggy) VanWinkle of McKee, KY, and Marvin (Stephanie) VanWinkle of Berea, KY, his grandchildren: Renee (Rusty) Riley, Lee J. Hatton, Tiffany VanWinkle, Heather Owens, Travis Cooper, and Justin VanWinkle, and his great grandchildren: Megan Riley, Shane Riley, Sammie Riley, Alexus Folden, Kaylee Owens, and two great-great grandchildren; Chloe and Callie Riley, his two sisters: Jeanette Malicote, and Stella Isaacs, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Pete was preceded in death by his grandparents James and Martha (Mam & Pop) See, his parents James and Delcie VanWinkle, his sisters: Martha, Mae, Geneva, Edith and Sarah and his brother Luther ‘Muggs’ VanWinkle and son-in-law Audie Hatton.

Funeral services will be Monday June 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm with Bro. Bobby Hale and Bro. Ermon Turner officiating, burial will be in the See Cemetery in Jackson County. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-9 pm at Lakes Funeral Home in Berea.

Pallbearers will be Justin VanWinkle, Lee J. Hatton, Rusty Riley, Travis Cooper, Ricky VanWinkle, and Billy Cope.

Margaret Orttenburger

Margaret Arnold Orttenburger, widow of Clark Kellogg “Chuck” Orttenburger, and prominent Richmond business woman for over forty years (The Little House), died Saturday, June 10, 2017.
Born in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret Oldham.

Survivors include one daughter, Margaret “Meg” O. Sutherland (Lewis), two grandsons, Charles “Chad” Hall (Stacey), and Lane C. Orttenburger (Ashleigh), three great grandsons, Austin W. Hall, Aiden L. Orttenburger, and Elliott J. Orttenburger, all of Richmond; two nieces, Marilyn Williams (Jimmy Dale) of Richmond and Alice Putman (Pat) of St. Petersburg, FL.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Marsh C. Orttenburger and her sister, Mary Moore Robinson.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at St. Hubert’s Episcopal Church, 1436 Grimes Mill Road, Lexington, KY. The Rev. Dr. Duane Smith, The Rev. Charles Ellestad, and The Rev. John Cavendish will officiate the service. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Hubert’s Episcopal Church, Post Office Box 21987, Lexington, KY 40522.

Statia Lynn Clay

Statia Lynn “Stacy” Clay, 53, of Richmond, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at her home. She was born September 9, 1963, in Topeka, Kansas, to Raymond and Edith Glass Greer, of Prestonsburg, KY.

Stacy was an employee of General Dynamics in Winchester and was a member of Eastside Community Church of Richmond.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, Charles D. Clay; one daughter, Sarah Clay of Richmond; two sons, Ronald Anderson (Elizabeth) of Richmond and Matthew Anderson of Morehead, KY; three brothers, Dennis Greer (Angie), David Greer, and Steven Greer (Kathy); one sister-in-law, Susan Grigsby and five grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life for Stacy will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Friends will be received from 12:00 noon until service time.

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

Judy Ann Cheeks

Judy Ann Cheeks

Judy Ann Agee Cheeks, 70, the widow of Bobby Wayne Cheeks, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at her home. Born May 13, 1947, in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late J.B. and Mattie Louise Newland Agee.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Danny Cheeks.

Survivors include her granddaughter, Kelsey Ann Cheeks; daughter-in-law, Penny Cheeks; brother, Jerry Agee (Emily); sister, Helen Rhodus (Steve), all of Richmond; sisters-in-law, Linda Rose Johns and Sally Cheeks; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Carol Brockman.

Funeral service for Judy will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Guiley officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be David Prewitt, Billy Curtis, Tommy Cheeks, Ricky Cheeks, Mark Cheeks, William Allen Prewitt, and Larry Harris.

Alan Weston

Alan Dale Weston

Alan Dale Weston, 61, of Richmond, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at Baptist Health – Richmond. Alan, the son of Richard Weston and Katherine Rhodus Weston, was born in Madison County on July 11, 1955.

He was a hard working and dedicated employee of Krogers for over 45 years. He was a loving and caring dad and certainly an avid UK Fan.

In addition to his mother, Alan is survived by his son, Wesley Hurt of Richmond; his daughter, Alana Reynolds and husband Kevin of Russell Springs; girlfriend, Renee Maggard; brother, Richard Weston, Jr. and wife Debbie; sister, Sandra Patrick and two grandchildren,: Tarryn and Tate Reynolds.

Alan was preceded in death by his father and a son, Nicholas “Nick” Weston.

Funeral Services will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Wayne Noland

Wayne Noland, 76, of Berea, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. He was born on April 16, 1941, the son of the late William and Christine Whittaker Noland.

He graduated from Madison Central High School in 1958 and was a member of the Kirksville Baptist Church and Madison Lodge F&AM at Kirksville. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam Era War and was a retired manager from Parker Seal and Tremco. After retirement he enjoyed working as a flooring contractor for Hager’s, Alan’s Flooring and Lowes. He was an Honorable KY Colonel, had his private aviation license and enjoyed flying and boating.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia York Noland; one brother, William Austin Noland (Sarah); two sisters, Nora Sue McCord (John) & Mary Margaret Young (Mike), all of Richmond; his fur babies, Brittany Bo & Lil Bit; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with John McCord and Johny Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Mike Young, Ronnie Lear, Douglas Eddie Reams, Gary Reams, Jerry Foley and Terry Brumagen. Honorary Pallbearers will be William Nicholas Noland, Drew Cole, Ryan Noland Young, Adam Taylor Young, Christy Cole, Amy Allen, Kari Hall, Mike Coyle, Donna Jean Reams, Tammy Selvey-Brock, Jane Battaile, Erin Saylor and Stephanie Griffey.

Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Hospice Care Plus, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475 or Madison Co. Humane Society, P.O. Box 2094 Richmond, Kentucky 40476.

Ruth Golden

Ruth Golden

Ms. Ruth Coffey Golden, 84, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Kenwood Health & Rehabilitation. Ms. Golden, the daughter of the late David Coffey and Kitty Marshall Coffey, was born in Madison County on July 6, 1932.

She retired from C & H Rauch Jewelers having worked in payroll. She went on to work for EKU as a Dorm Supervisor and most recently, Madison County School Systems as a Bus Monitor. Ms. Golden was a member of Union City Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons: William Golden and Deborah, and Kenneth Golden and Donna, all of Richmond; six grandchildren: Krisha Osborne and John, Elizabeth Golden, David Golden and Leann, Rodney Newman, Stephanie Jackson, Natasha Workman.

Funeral Services will be conducted at Noon Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.

Frances Allen

Frances Denicia Allen, 96, of Richmond, widow of Johnie Allen, passed away Monday, June 05, 2017. She was born in Union City, Ky., on April 22, 1921, the daughter of Travis Andrew and Mary Lucy Parks Noland.
She was a graduate of Union City High School and a member of the Union City Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was a former employee of Elders Department Store and was retired from the Eastern Ky. University Book Store.

Survivors include her son, Jimmy Allen (Sherry), of Richmond; her daughter, Mary Ann Forrest (Ron), of Clinton, TN; one brother, James Noland (Mildred), of Elizabethtown; two sisters, Nancy Gross and Jo Day, both of Richmond; four grandchildren, Roy Isaacs, Robin Tinsley, Laura Forster and Jon Allen; 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM Friday, June 9, 2017, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Mark Smith and Laura Forster officiating. Burial will follow in Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9 – 11 AM Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Cain, Larry Jones, Ron Forrest, Derek Forster, Jon Allen and Roy Isaacs.

Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Hospice Care Plus, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.

Lois Easterling

Lois Easterling

Lois Easterling, 89, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017, at the Terrace Nursing Home in Berea. She was born in Madison County on May 19, 1928 to the late John M. and Ada Symth Cockrell.

A graduate of Waco High School, Lois received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics and a Master of Education Degree in School Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University. She taught Home Economics at Model, Kingston and Madison Central High Schools and retired as a Guidance Counselor from Madison Central in 1987. She was a skilled seamstress and accomplished pianist and organist serving many years as organist for Flatwoods Christian Church. She also served when needed as organist for Turpin Funeral Home. Lois was a lifelong member of Flatwoods Christian Church and a member of the Madison County Retired Teachers Association.

Lois is survived by two cousins, Beverly Dezarn (Shirley), of College Hill, and Burke Smyth (Grace), of Mt. Home, Arkansas; as well as, many second cousins and a host of friends and church family. Special thanks and appreciation goes to relative, Charles Wayne Carroll for the daily vigilant phone calls to Lois over the past several years. She was also blessed over the years and in recent months by caregivers who offered her love and friendship: Bonnie & William Cody, Paula & Scot Elkin, Clayton & Rachel Rader, Gwen Rhodus, Ann Kaylor, Darlene Henson and Judy Rogers.

She was preceded in death by her husband Delmon Norwood “Del” Easterling and her son, John Easterling.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, June 9, 2017, at the Flatwoods Christian Church, 263 College Hill Road, Waco, with Rev. Tim Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Thursday, and after 10AM Friday, at the church. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St. Richmond, is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be: Speedy Denny, Todd Moberly, Clayton Rader, Raymond Ross, Chris Stanifer and Steve Tribble. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Harry & Betty Bush, Charles & Jean Metcalf, Harold & Donna Rice, Ralph & Judy Childers, Mary Ellen Broaddus, Audrey Cooper, Jeannette Crockett, Louise Rupard, Imogene Shelton and Diane Webb.

Expressions of Sympathy in memory of Lois are suggested to the Flatwoods Christian Church, P.O. Box 127, Waco, KY 40385.

Darren Dale Thomas

Darren Dale Thomas, 52, husband of Linda Grant Thomas, passed away Tuesday at his home after a battle with cancer. Mr. Thomas was an avid hunter, and a member of the Baptist faith. He was born July 19th, 1965, a son of Van H. and Peggy Stevens Thomas.

Other than his wife and parents, Darren is survived by his siblings Gary Van (Diane) Thomas, Roger (Doris) Thomas, Donald (Pam) Thomas, Glen (Rayna) Thomas, Debbie (Randall) Winkler, Randy (Dora) Thomas, Doug (Vickie) Thomas, Bruce (Evelyn) Thomas, Lisa ( Mike) Russell, Gary Wayne (Denise) Thomas.

Services for Darren will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, June 9th, at Heritage Funeral Home with Pastor Ricky Horn officiating. Burial will follow in the Red Hill Cemetery.Friends may call anytime after 6:00 pm Thursday.

Pallbearers will be Glen Thomas, Gary Thomas, Doug Thomas, Roger Thomas, Mike Russell, Steve “Doc” Gibson, Mike Elliston, and Jim Taylor, Jr.

Gary Lee Robertson Sr

Gary Lee Robertson Sr. age 52, of Walnut Grove Road in Irvine passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital following a short illness.  He was born December 8, 1964 in Estill County and was the son of Burnam Lee Robertson, Sr. and the late Eunice Estes Robertson. 

He was an employee of Isaacs Roofing and had lived in Estill County all his life. 

Survivors in addition to his father include 2 Daughters Latonye Jean Meyers, Rebecca Gail Robertson both of Estill Co., 2 Sons Gary Robertson, Jr., Daniel Todd Robertson both of Estill Co., 3 Sisters Tammy Blevins, Sandra Alexander, Julia Robertson all of Madison Co., 3 Brothers Roger Dean Robertson, Teddy Robertson, Burnam Lee Robertson, Jr. all of Madison Co., 6 Grandchildren Christian Ray Flynn, Leigherra Meyers, Carliegh Hardy, Sandra Cheyenne Flynn, Brianna Hamm and Riley McDowell.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 8, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be at the Oakdale Cemetery.  Friends may call after 11 AM Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Judith Ann Thornton

Judith Ann Burns Thornton, age 77, of Ranier Drive in Richmond passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Kenwood House following a short illness.  She was born October 16, 1939 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Floyd and Reyna Shepherd Bush. 

She was a dedicated employee of Social Services for 30 years serving the citizens of Estill County.  She also was a board member of the National Family Council Board helping to establish a family council for Irvine Health Care.  She was a life-long member of the Ravenna Christian Church serving on the board and as treasurer.  She had lived in Estill County most of her life. 

She is survived by Her husband Murrell Thornton, 1 Son Jeff Burns & wife, Ann of Richmond, 1 Sister Betsy Noland & husband, Curt of Lexington, 1 Brother Dan Bush & wife, Sandi of Florida, 2 Grandchildren Katie Rains and John Powell, 4 Step-Children Donnie Burns, Anna Sue Webb, Brett Thornton and Wayne Thornton, Niece and Nephew Leeann Noland and Daniel Bush, Special cousins and a host of good friends.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, Donald W. Burns.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 7, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Tony White.  Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call between 6 and 8 PM Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Charles “Doots” Muncy, Roger Riddell, Arthur Gene Ballard, Michael Woolery, Robert Durbin and Shannon Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of Ravenna Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that contributions be made to the Sanders Brown Alzheimer’s Research Center.

Green Smith

Green Smith

Green Smith was born June 28, 1922 in Jackson County and departed this life Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Berea Health & Rehab Center, being 95 years of age. He was the son of the late Lewis & Clara (Webb) Smith.

Green is survived by his wife, Marie Smith of Nicholasville, KY, and by his son, Michael Scott Smith; three step daughters, Katie Ann Broadus, Kathern Faye Spivey and Carol Sue Jones Adkins. He was blessed with two grandsons, George Powell and Justin Scott Spivey and two step granddaughters, Billie Jo King and Paige Kay Ley Crouch and by a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Green was also preceded in death by the following siblings, Jim, Miller & John Smith, Mae Hicks, Nannie Murphy, Elsie Smith, Maggie Smith and Fannie Carpenter Bowman.

Funeral service 11:00 AM Monday, June 12, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Wayne Carpenter officiating. Burial followed in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 PM Sunday June 11, 2017 at the funeral home.

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