OBITUARIES AUG. 6-13, 2017

Kimberly Sue Howard

Kimberly Sue Howard

Kimberly Sue Howard, 46, of Orlando, KY. departed this life Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on May 1st, 1971 in Middletown, OH to the late William Lee & Wanda Faye (Allen) Howard.

She enjoyed painting, drawing, house cleaning, writing and scrap booking.

Those left to celebrate her life are: her children Jamie (Brittany) Howard of Mt. Vernon, KY., Sasha (Gus) Scalf of Mt. Vernon, KY., Shawn (Cami) McHone of Brodhead, KY., & Zachary (Ariel) Gadd of Mt. Vernon, KY.; her nine grandchildren; her brothers Scott (Jennifer) Howard of Mt. Vernon, KY., Billy (Wilma) Howard of Mt. Vernon, KY., David (Gina) Howard of Mt. Vernon, KY., & Jeremy (Leslie) Howard of Mt. Vernon, KY.; her sisters Lori (Kelvin) Damrell of Brodhead, KY., & Angie (J.D.) Woodall of Mt. Vernon, KY.; as well as many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors.

Visitation for Kimberly will be held on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 from 6PM-9PM at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. Funeral services will be conducted at 2PM on Friday, August 11th, 2017 at the funeral home with Bro. Bobby Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Flat Gap Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Jamie Howard, Shawn McHone, Zachary Gadd, Gus Scalf, J.D. Woodall & Daniel Howard.

Larry James Smith

Larry James Smith

Larry James Smith age 69, husband of Judy Hatfield Smith, died Thursday Aug. 10, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.

Larry was retired from the Bluegrass Army Depot; he was Chief of Ammunitions Division. He was a member of the Bethel Christian Church; he had an extreme love of cars, Nascar and UK Basketball.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents Vivian and Radie Johnson Smith, and his sisters: Nina Faye Smith and Norma Bowling.

Larry is survived by his wife Judy Hatfield Smith, his children: Todd (Ashley Payne) Smith, Monica (Chris) Bucher, Jennifer Smith Allen, and Dale Smith, his grandchildren: Justen (Samantha) Smith, Darica (Ryan) Coates, Kelly Smith, Danielle Chasteen, Lauren Marshall, Ty Allen, Jameson Smith, and Trent Allen, and two great grandchildren: Easton Coates, and Noah Cole Alexander, his father-in-law Raymond Hatfield, and sister-in-law Rita (Mike Lake) Roberts.

Funeral services for Larry will be Monday Aug. 14, 2017 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Rev. Dale Ballinger and Rev. Walter Ballinger officiating. Burial will be in the Berea Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Bowman, Earl Brockman, David Carpenter, Shane Colston, Mike Flynn, Nick Erwin, James Kelley, and Billy Seals. Visitation will be Sunday Aug. 13, 2017 from 5-9 pm at Lakes Funeral Home.

In Larry’s memory, donations may be made to Compassionate Care Center or Bethel Christian Church.

Jean Cain

Jean Cain

Jean Bowling Cain, age 91, widow of James Bartlett Cain, of White Station Road, and a resident of Berea since age 17, died August 9, 2017. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church and a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt.

Jean is survived by her devoted children, Sandie (James C.) Cain Witt and Bart (Diane) Cain; and her grandchildren, Kelly (Chris) Witt Brown, John Marion (Paula) Witt, Carmen (Ben) Cain Richardson, and Jason Bartlett Cain. She will also be missed by her great grandchildren, Justin and Sarah Richardson; Colin Bartlett and Nathan Cain; Carson, Katie Belle, and Laura Beth Brown; James Paul and George Bartlett Witt.

Also mourning her loss are her sisters-in-law Opal Cain McClure and Joyce Cain Johnson of Berea, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, who will long remember her concern and love for them.
Jean was the daughter of Taylor and Lucy Webb Bowling of Clay County.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters Alma Bowling Sizemore, Oma Bowling Hoskins, Helen Bowling Eagle, Elsie Bowling Marcum, Mae Bowling Roberts, and her brother Stanley Bowling.

Jean grew up in the Big Creek community of Clay County, a place that remained dear to her heart throughout her life. She left home at the age of 17 to work at the Bluegrass Army Depot during WWII. In the 1940’s, she met her husband, Bart Cain, as a little diner on Adams Street called Imogene’s. They married in 1946 and lived on West Jefferson Street for many years before buying a farm on Old Wallaceton Road. In 2001, Jean and Bart moved to White Station Road, where they enjoyed their horses and their gardens.

Jean was retired from Parker Seals Company and continued to enjoy the friendships of her co-workers, with whom she had worked for over 30 years. She was friend and confidante of Ellen Johnston, Bobby White, Nancy Wilson, Lucy Carter, and Nadine Eplee.

Jean loved her family deeply and set an example of generosity and service for all to emulate. Steeped in the ethics of past generations, she strongly believed in the value of working hard and saving to get ahead. Her motto, which served her well through the trials of life, was “Work it off”. Through the medium of family dinners, she taught her children and grandchildren to honor their heritage. The absolute necessity of loyalty to family is her legacy. The memories of her faith, her laughter, her dance, and her unconditional love for her own, will comfort her loved ones in their loss.

Services will be conducted Saturday August 12, 1:00pm at Lakes Funeral Home in Berea with Pastor Allen Livingood officiating. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday August 11 after 6:00pm.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and her nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be her Westside Baptist Church “pew pals”: Jack and Vi Farmer, Charlie and Trudy Lincks, Acy and Carol Johnson, and Ruby Lawson, along with family friends, Gilbert Harrison and June Wilson Durham.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff of Kenwood Health and Rehab, who, from the first day to the last day, treated us like family. We will be forever grateful to them all: Hope, Lena, Kim, Rose, Pat, Brooke, Tierney, Susan, Linda, Janice, and many others who never failed us in the constancy of their care of our mother’s physical and emotional needs. We are humbled by their faithfulness.

We are thankful, as well, for Mom’s Westside Baptist Church family- those powerful prayer warriors- who never forgot her and cheered her with their visits, their cards, and their gifts.

Billy Ray Adams Jr.

Billy Ray Adams Jr.

Billy Ray Adams Jr. age 48 of Miamisburg, Ohio, formerly of Berea, passed away suddenly at his home in Ohio. He was born in Franklin, Ohio and raised in Berea, Kentucky.

He was owner and operator of Adams Floor Covering in Ohio.

He is survived by his parents, Bill (Ruth) Adams, Dolly DeBord, and Frank and Ruby Abney; two sons, Kaleb Lamb and Christian Lamb; three sisters Lynne Abney, Vicki DeBord, and Dawn DeBord; five brothers, Steve (Kim) Abney, Joe Adams, Shane (Paula) Edwards, Tyler (Brittany) Adams, and Chris DeBord; special cousins, Rex and Novalee Hillard, Rexy (Tina) Hillard and their children Witten and Gracie. He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother Johnny Adams, paternal grandparents James and Bertha Adams and maternal grandfather Jay Hipsher.

Funeral services will be 11am, Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea. Burial will follow in the Whispering Pines Cemetery in Berea. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be Tyler Adams, Scott Daley, Shane Edwards, Rex Hillard Sr., Rexy Hillard, David Fritzpatrick Short, and Zach Short.

Following the services, family, friends, and members of the community are invited to the Red Lick Fire Department for a meal and to share memories.

Grace Bain

Gracealee Bain

Gracealee “Grace” Bain, 87, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Grace was born January 20, 1930 in Ottawa, Kansas to the late Arch E. Gentry and Dorcas Bendorf Gentry.

At the age of 6 years her family moved to Wichita where she successfully completed her education. She graduated from Wichita High School East in 1947. She continued her education at Wichita State University (Class of 1951), then began her teaching career with the Wichita Public School System. Grace was baptized as a young adult in the Christian Faith. She was united in marriage to William E. Bain in 1950 and this union was blessed with 3 children; Betsy Lamb, LTC Casey Bain (retired), and Katy Bain.

With the advent of parenthood, she transferred her dedication to children by owning and operating 3 different pre-schools in Topeka, Kansas, Chillicothe, Ohio and finally in Richmond, Kentucky. She was an avid reader and could always be seen with a book in her hands during her leisure time.

Grace was an enthusiastic and loyal sports fan of the Washington Redskins football team and University of Kentucky basketball team. She had exciting memories of attending several Super Bowl games with her son Casey. She also enjoyed several awesome cruises with her son and family. Time spent with daughters, Betsy, Katy, Ginger and Misty was very meaningful and rewarding to her.

Survivors include 3 children, Casey Bain (Misti); Betsy Lamb (Ed Abbott) and Katy Bain (Ginger Marx); 4 much loved grandsons, Billy, Adler, Major and Jacob Bain; granddaughter, Amanda Pence; great-granddaughter, Gracie Rogers. Grace always felt privileged and very honored to have Gracie share her name. Thank you Amanda.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 38 years, William E. Bain; 2 siblings, Delmont Gentry, Joan Haas; son-in-law, Jerry Lamb; and a very dear grandson, Jeremy Lamb.

Family was a true blessing to her and she often voiced how thankful she was to have all her children to love and to be loved by them. She leaves many friends in her extended family, Amanda and Carl Smith and their girls, Carlie, Kaycie, and Kayla; Tracy Cruise, Wilma Clemmons, Katherine Murphy, and all whose lives she touched during her lifetime.

She cherished the opportunity to spend her last working years at the Madison County Health Department where she sensed a fulfillment in the work she did with the Hands Program, benefiting the lives of many babies. Grace considered all the employees at the health department her special family with much appreciation to be given to LeRoy Lamb and Georgia Samples. Grace will also be leaving her loyal and loving companion for many years, her beloved dog Bandit.

Funeral Service 2:00 pm, Monday, August 14, 2017 at Reppert Funeral Home. The family will accept friends after 12:00 noon on Monday. Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: William Bain, Adler Bain, Major Bain, Mike Rogers, Ed Abbott, and Carl Smith. Honorary Pallbearers will be LeRoy Lamb and Danny Kirby.

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

Nora Elaine VanWinkle

Nora Elaine VanWinkle

Nora Elaine VanWinkle, 53, of Berea died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Baptist Health Lexington following a short illness. She was born in Berea on June 7, 1964, and had been a resident of Berea most of her life.

She was a factory worker, cashier, homemaker and of the Church of God Faith.

Survivors include 2 children; Brandi VanWinkle (Jason), Karri VanWinkle (Curtis Kelley), six siblings; Larry Childress (Donna), Delbert Childress, Margie Marie Samples, Phyllis VanWinkle, Dorothy Childress, Nero Cornelius (Brandi); half-sister Tina Lambdin and one grandchild Kason VanWinkle. She is preceded in death by her parents Burt Cornelius and her mother Mittie Childress McHone; her husband, Orce Edward VanWinkle and 1 brother, Clyde Childress.

Funeral Service 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Reppert Funeral Home with Brother Willie Hargus Gordon officiating. Pallbearers will be: Greg Short, Casey Short, Michael Childress, Tom Collins, Frankie Carrier and Tommy Leland. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 pm Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Reppert Funeral Home.


Gary Dean Cornett

Gary Dean Cornett, 63, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington. Gary was born on June 27, 1954 in Louisiana, and was the son of James Edward Cornett and Oease Ingram Cornett, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a United States Air Force veteran. Gary the owner of Cornett Customized Heating & Air Conditioning and was of the Baptist faith. He loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include: one son, Dylan James Cornett (Brittany), of Dreyfus; one brother, Mike Steven Cornett; and one sister, Kimberly Sullivan.

Funeral services for Gary Cornett will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the funeral home.

Robert Lee Nayle

Dr. Robert Lee “Bob” Nayle, 84, husband of Suzanne Gragg Nayle, died on Friday, August 11, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky at St. Joseph- East after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Bob was born on September 24, 1932 in Irvine, Kentucky, and was the son of Herman and Frances Parker Nayle, both of whom preceded him in death.

He attended the University of Kentucky where he played on the baseball team. He then went on to receive his Masters Degree from Western Kentucky University and his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Kentucky. He served in the United States Air Force. Bob taught mathematics at Ft. Knox High School where he was the men’s golf coach and the assistant baseball coach. In 1967 he joined the faculty of Eastern Kentucky University as a Mathematics professor.

Bob was very active in the Richmond community. Over the years he was a Richmond Little League coach, board member, and chair for many years; a long-time member and past president of the Richmond Kiwanis Club; an active organizer for the Madison Central High School Academic and Athletic Booster Club; long-time Telford YMCA board member and past vice chairman; and was a member of First United Methodist Church since 1967 where he was a two term Chairman of the Administrative Board and Chairman of the Building Fund for the first annex.
Bob was an avid sports fan. He was a lifetime golfer, played church softball for many years, played on a 70 and under travel softball team, and never missed watching a Kentucky basketball game.

In addition to his wife, Suzanne Nayle he is survived by: one daughter, Kathy Nayle Duggan (Jeff), of Charlotte, NC; one son, Roger Nayle (Brynne), of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren, Abby Duggan, Matt Duggan, Stephen Larson, and Morgan Nayle; nieces, Linda Arnold, Judy Halasek and Toni Sheffer; and a special family member, Gwen Wilson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bruce Nettleton and Rev. Gene Strange officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Ste # 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, 101 Sanders-Brown Building, 800 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0230, or First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 27, Richmond, KY 40476-0027.

Johnny Rogers Miller

Johnny Rogers Miller, 71, husband of the late Janice Pope Miller, died on Friday August 11, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky at Baptist Health. He was the son of the late Lawson and Marie Justice Miller.

Johnny was an Engineer with Bellsouth Phone Company and also was a teacher early in his career. He was of the Christian Faith.

Survivors include two sons, Bart Miller (Stacy) of Lexington, KY and William Miller (Amber) of Richmond, KY; one daughter, Marci Coffey (Rae) of New Albany, IN; two sisters, Peggy Everett and Barbara Morton; five grandchildren, Lily Wray, Kate Miller, Kirk Miller, Rylee Miller and Reece Miller.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Kevin Wooten officiating the services. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Martha Katherine Grise

Martha Grise

Dr. Martha Katherine Spurlin Grise, age 80, widow of Robert Newman Grise, died on August 8, 2017, at her home of natural causes. She was born in Richmond, Kentucky, the second of three daughters of the late Thomas Jefferson Spurlin and Allie Ruth Moores Spurlin, both of whom were descendants of Fort Boonesborough pioneers.

She received her early education from Madison County Schools, graduating in 1953 from Model High School, where she was President of the Senior Class and spoke at graduation. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College, a Masters Degree from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. She joined the English faculty at Eastern Kentucky University in 1967 and remained there until her retirement. She was instrumental in introducing anglophone African literature into the curriculum. During her tenure at EKU, she was the faculty adviser to the Cwens (now Lambda Sigma) sophomore honor society. She served several terms on the EKU Faculty Senate and chaired the senate in 1985-86. She was a member of a number of professional associations, including the Modern Language Association and the Shakespeare Association of America.

In addition to her formal schooling, Dr. Grise was also a student of parliamentary law, attaining the rank of Professional Registered Parliamentarian in the National Association and serving as the President of the Kentucky Association of Parliamentarians.
During her retirement, she became a fine photographer, winning recognition for nature photography at events across the country. She and her husband traveled to 45 countries on five continents, where she honed her skills by taking images of everything from butterflies to rhinoceros

She is survived by: two sons, Robert Owen Grise and his wife Debbie of Richmond, and David Presley Grise and his wife Gina Underwood of Louisville; seven grandchildren, Leigh Grise Koetsch and her husband Geoff of Lexington, Emily Grise and her husband Tim Young of St. Louis, MO, Robert Grise and his wife Tara of Florence, KY, Abi Grise of Dallas, TX, Irla Grise of Louisville, Chris Foreman and his wife Caitlin of Lexington, and Alex Foreman of Richmond; two sisters, Barbara Perkins and her husband Marvin of Richmond, and Carol Knaus and her husband Steve of Kinderhook, NY; and two great-grandchildren.

A private family service will be held Monday, followed by public visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grise-White Scholarship Fund at Eastern Kentucky University.

Alice Whittamore

Alice Mae Winkler Whittamore, 76, of Richmond, the widow of Roy “Jr.” Whittamore, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday August 8, 2017. She was born April 9, 1941, a native of Madison County, to the late Della Ree Reynolds Johns and late Alvis W. Winkler.

She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother and great, great grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith, but attended Victory World Outreach Center with her daughter several times and accepted the Lord as her Savior while attending there.

She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Betty Lou Whittamore, a son, Edward Allen “Eddie” Whittamore and two sisters, Barbara Jean Ingram and Shirley Ann Lowery.

She leaves behind six children: Roy (Glenna) Whittamore, Lula (Doug) Benton, Judy (Willis) Turner, David “Winchy” (Sylvia) Whittamore, Johnny Whittamore, and Bryan Whittamore, all of Richmond; several brothers and sisters, including Carolyn (Cecil) Bingham of Richmond and Bobby (Dale) Winkler of Aiken, SC; 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, that all called her Granny Nanny, and several nieces and nephews. Everyone loved her and will miss her dearly.

She resided in Kenwood Nursing Home (Richmond Rehab Center) for the last year of her life where she had grown to love her caregivers. She went to the Dialysis clinic the last 15 years of her life and they loved her dearly. She had developed Alzheimers and had been ill quite some time before her passing and her children had to make the final decision to let her go home to be with the Lord.

Funeral service for Mrs. Whittamore will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Chris Holman and Owen Moody officiating. Visitation for friends will be from 6 – 9 PM Friday at the Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in the Richmond Cemetery next to her beloved husband, Roy “Jr. Whittamore, following the funeral service.

Pallbearers will be Willie Turner, Aaron Whittamore, Cade Rose, E. J. Moore, Alan Whittamore, Chad Whittamore, Michael Gibbs, and Kyser Rose.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home to help pay for any expenses that may occur.

Hazel Renfro

Hazel Renfro, 91, of Stanford, formerly of Richmond, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. Ms. Renfro, the daughter of the late Luther and Minnie Lowery Renfro, was born in Richmond on January 30, 1926.

She was a homemaker that loved gardening, cooking, quilting and caring for her beloved cats and dogs.

Survivors include her loving companion: Bill Hayes; one brother: Tony Renfro as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Shirley Renfro (Louise), Cecil Renfro (Phyllis) and Denmon Renfro (Christine) and five sisters: Gracie Rawlins (Jim), Esther Renfro, Ada Foster (Burgin), Dorothy Matthews (Harold) and Margie Kersey.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Jim Rawlins, Ronald Renfro, Greg Renfro, Jeff Westin, William Kersey and Stanton Hayes.

A special thank you is extended to Leon and Norinne Fritz and Stanton Hayes, for the love, care and special friendship they have shown Hazel.

Charles Hatton

Charles Hatton

Mr. Charles Hatton, 87, widower of Betty Wells Hatton, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center. He was born on February 5, 1930, in Winchester Kentucky to the late Virgil and Daisy Crawford Rawlins.

Mr. Hatton was a Veteran having served his country for four years in the US Marine Corps. He was a Richmond City Commissioner in the 1960’s and was retired from Phillips Lighting after 30 years of service. He loved fishing, NASCAR, good conversation and playing cards with his grand kids and son-in-law. He was a member of Ashland Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Yvonne Rawlins (Shelby), and Tina Dennis (Mark); two grandchildren, Tyler and Mayce Dennis; two sisters, Marie Black, and Alma Risk (Garnett); as well as several nieces, nephews cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, with Pastor Jeremy Haskins officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Friday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Shelby Rawlins, Tyler Dennis, EM Snowden, Gayle Hatton, Gerry Hatton and Sammy Black. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Mayce Dennis, Garnett Risk, Rusty Risk, Mary Pruitt and Glynn Puritt.

Donations in member of Mr. Hatton are suggested to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475

Loretta Mountjoy

Mrs. Loretta Young Mountjoy, 70, wife of George Mountjoy, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at the Baptist Health Hospital – Lexington. She was born on September 15, 1946, in Glasglow, KY to the late M.T. and Hazel Stone Young.

She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1970 with a BS Degree in Agricultural. She was a founding member of the Anderson County Garden Club and the Piece Makers Club where she was able to enjoy quilting with other ladies from the area. She enjoyed being part of the 4-H community and participated in many competitions herself and with her daughter. Loretta enjoyed helping the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife with their Hunter’s Education Program which her husband George taught for many years. She also worked as a Social Worker, Substitute Teacher, and Administrative Assistance and most recently as a Program Director for Union Church in Berea where she was a member.

In addition to her husband of 46 years, George Mountjoy, she is survived by her daughter, Brandy Anderson (Chris), one grandson, Justin Anderson, as well as a host of other family and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM Saturday, in the Cowan Chapel at Union Church, 200 Prospect St., Berea, with Rev. Kent Gilbert, Rev. Rachel Small Stokes, and Sis. Grace Stone officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Friday, at the Union Church.

Pallbearers will be: Justin Anderson, Bill Anderson, Larry West, Larry Standiford, Chris Witt, Ricky Peyton, Jessie Lainhart, and Timmy Lainhart.

The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, 328 W. Main St., Richmond, is in charge of the arrangements.

Virgil Mullins

Virgil Mullins

Mr. Virgil Mullins, age 92 of Climax, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at the VA Hospital in Lexington. He was born in Rockcastle County, KY on November 12, 1924 the son of Shellie and Lizzie Clark Mullins.

He had been a farmer and timber worker, as well as a school bus driver and was a member of Climax Christian Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening and was an avid fan of Boots Randolph. He was a World War II veteran of the US Navy having served on the USS Tryon in the Pacific Theater.

He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Lou Mullins; his children, June and Elmer Whitler and Liza Annette and Garland French, both of Climax, Shell and Lisa Mullins of Lexington, and Rose and Cletis Brown of Mt. Vernon; three brothers, Noah Mullins of Brodhead, Bobby and Peg Mullins of Berea, and Sam and Evelyn Mullins of Climax; and two sisters, Marie Mullins and Beckie and Cecil Northern, both of Kettering, OH. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gracie Mullins; three brothers, Homer, Bennett, and Cecil Mullins; a sister-in-law, Faye Mullins; and a brother-in-law, James Mullins.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM August 12, 2017 at the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM after the visitation.

Harris W. Burton
Harris W. Burton

Mr. Harris W. Burton, age 84, of Brodhead, husband of Wanda, passed away Friday, August 11th, 2017 at the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Berea, KY., with family by his side. He was born on April 13th, 1933 in Mt. Vernon, KY., to the late George Jr. & Vallie (Griffin) Burton.

On December 22nd, 1951 he was united in Holy Matrimony to his loving wife Wanda Burdette and from that union came two children, Stan & Kenny. Mr. & Mrs. Burton had enjoyed 65 years together. He was a farmer by trade and had also worked for the John Deere Company in Richmond and Hymer Ford in Berea. Mr. Harris was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed horses. He was a member of the Gator Gang and the Rockcastle County Saddle Club.

Those left to celebrate his life are: his wife Wanda Burton of Brodhead, KY; his children Stan (Sherrie) Burton of Ohio & Kenny (Brenda) Burton of Alabama; his grandchildren Penny (Doug) Nichols of Texas, Erik Burton of Texas & Travis (Lindsay) Burton of Brodhead, KY; several great-grandchildren; his sister Mattie (Danny) Petrey of Somerset, KY; as well as many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors.

Besides his parents, Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his brother Bennett Burton & his sister Barbara Anglin.

Visitation for Mr. Harris will be held on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 from 6PM-9PM at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 12PM at the funeral home with a visitation being held prior to the service at 10AM. Bro. Mark Eaton will be officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be: Shannon Franklin, Danny Ford, Johnathan Shell, Danny Petrey, Randall Curry & Travis Burton.

Gladys Alcorn

Gladys Alcorn, age 98, a resident of the Irvine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017, at the Center following a short illness.  She was born June 16, 1919 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Orlando and Melissa Muncie. 

She was a homemaker and had lived in Estill County all her life. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Alcorn, 1 sister Nellie Neal and 3 brothers; Yancy, Edward and Gardner Muncie. 

She is survived by 1 Daughter Juanita Alcorn White & husband, Robert of Richmond, 1 Son Robert David Alcorn & wife, Jean of London, 2 Grandchildren Ronnie Alcorn and Christian Alcorn, 1 Great Grandchild Holly Alcorn, 1 Great-Great Grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, August 14, 2 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Marvin Neal.  Burial will be at the Oakdale Cemetery.  Friends may call after 10 AM Monday at the Funeral Home.

Marian A. Blanton

Marian A. Blanton, age 77, of Pineway Avenue in Irvine, passed away Tuesday, August 8th, at the Compassionate Care Center, following a long illness.  She was born February 2, 1940, in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late Michael Christopher Izzo and Florence Nelson. 

She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. 

She is survived by Her Husband Bennett Delbert Blanton, 6 Daughters Karen A. Stone of Madison Co., Marie A. Flynn, Christina J. McIntosh, Mary C. Ballard all of Estill, Bonnie S. Briggs of North Carolina, Denise Ellis of Brandenburg, KY, A Son Benjamin D. Blanton of Louisville, 3 Sisters Frances Girolamo, Diane Vonadita, Michael Ann Aarons all of New York, 2 Brothers Guytano Izzo of New York, James Nelson of Texas, 24 Grandchildren, Several Great Grandchildren and Several Great-Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a Son: Benjamin Blanton, and 2 Daughters: Debra Bechnell, Elizabeth Blanton.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 10 AM at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church by Father Al Fritsch with burial to follow in the Hall Cemetery.  Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Friday at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home and after 9 AM Saturday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Robin Stone, Jimmy Flynn, David McIntosh, Mark Ells, Danny Briggs, John Ballard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mike Flynn, Steven Montie, Ryan Briggs, Michael Franklin, Zach McIntosh.

Michael Glenn Riddell

Michael Glenn “Michelo” Riddell, age 61, of Clevis Springs Road in Irvine, passed away Saturday, August 5th, at the Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital.  He was born February 24, 1956, in Madison County, a son of the late Russell and Alverta Underwood Riddell. 

He was a retired carpenter and had lived in Estill County all his life.  He was the President of the Free Riders Motorcycle Club. 

He is survived by His Wife Martha Sue Willis Riddell, A Daughter Jessica Alverta Riddell (Matt) of Madison Co., 1 Son Michael Glenn Riddell Jr. of Estill Co., 3 Sisters Lucille Carroll (Bobby), Betty Faye West (Andy), Bernice Burke (Larry) and a Brother Charles Darrell Riddell all of Estill Co.

He was preceded in death by a Brother: Russell Riddell Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the West Irvine Cemetery.  Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Monday.

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