OBITUARIES SEP. 0CT. 1-8, 2017

Diana Joan Rose

Diana Joan Rose

Diana Joan Rose, 49, passed away Thursday morning, October 5, 2017 at Baptist Health in Richmond. Diana was born in Richmond, on September 6, 1968. She was a former Patient Care Technician at Baptist Health-Richmond.

Survivors include one daughter: Katelyn Rose Fritz (Justin); her parents: Russell and Joan Evans Rose; two grandchildren: Logan and Walker Fritz; one sister: Devonna Rose Halcomb (Brett); one niece: Miranda Halcomb; one great-niece: Jayla Halcomb as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Lloyd and Mary Lula Rose and Albert and Irene Evans.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 AM Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Connie Sue Randall

Connie Sue Randall

Connie Sue Randall, age 58, died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at her home. She was born January 16, 1959 in Cincinnati. Ohio to Cleamon and Beulah Combs Randall.

She was of the Baptist faith, loved family genealogy, arts and crafts, the outdoors, but her true love was caring for her granddaughter Bryleigh.

Other than her parents she is survived by her daughter, Paisley (Kristopher Johnson) Renner, her granddaughter, Bryleigh Johnson both of Berea, KY., two brothers, Jeffery Randall and his wife Ann of Richmond, KY., and Brian Randall of Berea, KY. Two special friends, Sheila Thacker and Terry Renfro both of Richmond, KY.

Memorial services will be 7:00 PM Monday, October 9th, 2017 at Emanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Kays officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until the service at the church. Davis & Powell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Dale Eugene Cashin

Dale Eugene Cashin

Dale Eugene Cashin, age 76, passed away at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, after a short illness. He was born in Lansing, Michigan and served in the United States Marine Corps.

Dale was a retiree from the Kentucky State Highway Department; he was an avid fan of U.K. basketball and football, and enjoyed watching a variety of sporting events with friends and family.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dorthey Cashin, his wife Sammye Parke Cashin, and one brother, Ron Cashin. He is survived by two children Alan (Kim) Cashin, and Maria Ingram and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 6th, 2017, at 2 P.M. Visitation will be from 11 to 2 Friday. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to assist with funeral expenses to Lakes Funeral Home Berea.

Alberta Whitaker

Alberta Whitaker, 83, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at her home. Alberta was born in Richmond, and was the daughter of Allen Z. and Hattie Young Whitaker, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and a member of Broadway Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Rogers; one brother, Allen Z. Whitaker; and two sisters, Elizabeth Singer & Margaret Henderson.

Survivors include: one son, Steve Rogers, of Richmond; one daughter-in-law, Susan Lynne Rogers, of Englewood, OH; four grandchildren, Mary Beth Rogers, of Englewood, OH, James Rogers (Hannah), of Dayton, OH, Allison Rogers, of Richmond, and Tara Ann Cable, of Richmond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Alberta Whitaker will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday.

Billy Anderson Riddell

Billy Anderson Riddell, 86, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. Born September 16, 1931, at Jigwater, Kentucky in Madison County, to Julian and Lucy Mason Riddell, both of whom preceded him in death. Mr. Riddell was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Mary Kathrine Whittamore Riddell.

He was a machinist and retired employee of Westinghouse/Phillips Lighting, as well as a farmer. He had served in the US Army and had been a member of Stoney Run Baptist Church since 1965.

Survivors include his son, Billy A. Riddell, II (Peggy) of Richmond; three daughters, Patricia Richardson (Albert) of Berea, Brenda Duff (William) of London, and Sue Ann Smith (James) of Richmond; one sister, Addie Mae Day; grandchildren, David Richardson, Albert Richardson III, Kevin Riddell, Andrea Northern, Billie Carol Swanner, Rodney Wheeler and Jessica Riddell; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Brooke, Dawson, Brandon, Aleigh Richardson, Peyton Swanner, Hayden Riddell, Emerson Swanner, Jayden Reece, and Colton Northern.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mary, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Riddell; one sister, Sudie Halsey; and one granddaughter, Addison Mae Swanner.

Funeral service for Mr. Riddell will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, October 9, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Billy Long and Rob Kapple officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Harold Mason, Feth “Parkie” Mason, Gary Mason, Chris Mason, Mike Hickom, and Charles Long. Honorary bearers will be Bill Watts, Linville Hall, William Cain, Curtis Tate and Darrell Tate.

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“Tom” Burnam III

Thompson “Tom” Burnam III, 86, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at The Terrace Nursing & Rehab Center in Berea. Born January 14, 1931 in Richmond, at the old Pattie A. Clay Hospital, Tom was the son of Thompson Burnam, Jr. and Dorothy Perry Burnam, both of whom preceded him in death.

When Tom was born, his mother brought him home to Moran Summitt from the hospital in a laundry basket on the “Old Henry Train”.

He was a graduate of Model Laboratory School and in 1950 he married his childhood sweetheart, Coy. Tom was a retired employee of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, but most of all he loved farming and enjoyed driving his old red truck. He was a proud Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Kirksville Christian Church. Tom was a NASCAR enthusiast and his favorite driver was Dale Earnhart, Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Coy Hagan Burnam of Richmond; one daughter, Coy Burnam Weldon (Mike) of Punta Gorda, Florida; one granddaughter, Jamie Bryant Samuelson (Marc) of Houston, Texas; two great-grandchildren Parker and Emma Samuelson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Milt & Lynn Ward and M.C. & Ellen Hagan.

Funeral service for Tom will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday October 7, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Shelby Cates and John Poulette officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the family plot at the Richmond Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be M.C. Hagan, Jason Adams, Matt Adams, Larry Agee, Bob Lakes, Leo Goss, Gaylon Denny, Jason Denny, Jimmy Tudor, Jim Adams, Vernon Goins, Royce Burnam Rogers, A.C. Combs Jr., David Hagan, Mike Hawley, Terry Gortney, Milt Ward and Heath Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Round Hill Breakfast Club and Russell Rose, Joe Denny, Donald Ray, A.C. Combs, Bill Shelton, Paul Perkins, Dusty Carter, Chan Combs, Bill Ward, Seth Tackett, Kevin Webb, Glenn Cox and Carl Turner.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at The Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation for the fabulous care that Tom received and a special “thank you” Leroy, his roommate at The Terrace.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Humane Society, ALL, of Madison County or to the Kirksville Christian Church.

Samuel Clay Griggs

Samuel Clay Griggs

Samuel Clay “Sammy” Griggs, 69, passed away at his home on Friday, October 6, 2017. Sammy was born on September 15, 1948 in Madison County, the son of the late Samuel and Norma D. Griggs.

He was a retired auto body technician and was a member of the Union City Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife: Teresa Hendren Griggs; one daughter: Ashlie Griggs; two sisters: Diane Sallee (Sam) and Serena Shelton (Jerry) and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at The Union City Christian Church, 2473 Union City Road, with Bro. Chip Denief and Bro. Eddie Benton officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Monday at the church. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be: Kenny Fortney, Michael Fortney, Cliff Winkler, Daniel Winkler, Andy Colley and John F. Maupin. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Eddie Pullins, Doug West, Tommy Phillips, Danny Lee Thompson, Sam Sallee and Lonnie Centers.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, Kentucky 40403.

Donnie Elwood Lainhart

Donnie Elwood Lainhart

Donnie Elwood Lainhart, 77, of Waco, passed away on Friday morning, October 6, 2017 at his home. He was born in Estill County Kentucky on May 27, 1940 to the late Elmer and Ora Richardson Lainhart.

Donnie was a retired welder from the Trane Company, and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the Bearwallow Holiness Church.

Survivors include: his wife of 28 years, Phyllis Bishop Lainhart; one son, Jeff Lainhart (Rebecca); two step-children, Evelyn Rader (Jeff), and George Glyndon Newland Jr. (Jerrielyn); two daughter-in-laws, Karen Lainhart and Melinda Richardson; two brothers, Richard & Teddy Lainhart; two sisters, Sue Eden (Donald) and Judy Parido (Paul); 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, as well as a host of extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Donnie was preceded in death by: three sons, Dweayne, Jerry and Steve Lainhart; two brothers, Elmer Clyde and Phillip Lainhart; and one sister, Wanda Lainhart.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., with Bro. Dwight Northern and Bro. Charles Whittamore officiating. Burial will follow in the Red Hill Cemetery at Panola. Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Jerry Wayne Lainhart, Jeff Lee Lainhart, Travis Isaacs, Glen Newland, Anthony Newland, and Chris McKinney. Honorary Pallbearers will be his granddaughters.

James Neale Jr.

Mr. James J. Neale Jr. 100, who had been a Madison County farmer for many years, died October 6, 2017. He was the son of the late James J. and Mary Tribble Neale. He had lived most of his life at his West Main Street home in Richmond.

A native and lifelong resident of this county, Mr. Neale had been active in The Madison County Farm Bureau during its early years-having served as an officer for more than a decade. He also had been a longtime member of The Richmond Cemetery Board of Trustees, of which he was chairman for a number of years, and was instrumental in securing the last ten acres of cemetery property. He was a honors graduate of what is now Eastern Kentucky University. Afterwards he served for a few years on the faculty at the newly built Central High School of Madison County, before devoting full time to his farming interest. Maintaining a lifelong interest in history, he participated in a number of historical projects. He was a member of The First Christian Church since 1926, the Madison County Historical Society and the Society of Boonesboro.

Survivors are a number of cousins including: Susan Neale of Danville, Ann Nave Bass of Lexington, Dot Neale of Memphis, Tennessee, Sarah Neale Parrish of Southern Pines, North Carolina and Alice Jane Ballew of Richmond.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret D. Neale of Richmond.

Funeral Services will be conducted at Graveside, 1:30 P.M. Monday in the Richmond Cemetery, with Rev. Mark Condrey, Senior Minister of First Christian Church, officiating. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial Contributions may by made to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403 or to Kenwood Health and Rehab, 131 Meadowlark Drive, Richmond, KY 40475

Louise Watkins

Louise Watkins, 85, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Terrace Nursing & Rehab Center in Berea. She was born in Garrard County on May 21, 1932, to the late Richard & Kate Allen Eagle.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the Broadway Baptist Church.

She is survived by: her husband of 68 years, Bert Watkins; her son, Bert Watkins III (Marlene); one sister, Nannie Lee Coyle; three grandchildren, Aaron Watkins, David Ray and Daniel Ray; three great-grandchildren, Aaron Joseph Watkins, Adam Watkins and Kimberly Louise Ray ; as well as a host of extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Ray.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Monday, October 9, 2017, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, with Pastor Malcolm Hester officiating. Burial will follow in the Lancaster Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1 PM Monday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Jay Vaughn, Ethan Vaughn, Stanford Jones, Wally Norris, Aaron Watkins, and Daniel Ray.

Jimmy Clay

Jimmy Clay, 71, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Baptist Health – Lexington. Jimmy, the son of the late James A. Clay and Laura Holland Clay, was born in Hazard on March 22, 1946.

He retired from Central Kentucky Mixed Concrete as a diesel mechanic. He served as a member of the National Guard but most importantly loved his grandchildren.

Jimmy was united in marriage to Tamara Willis Clay on October 29, 1984 who survives. He is also survived by three sons: Jason and Josette Kirk of Lafayette, IN, John Kirk of Corbin and James Clay of Richmond; two daughters: Rebecca Willis and Jamie Clay both of Richmond; his brother: Arthur and Shelia Clay; his sister: Alice and Larry Rhodus and seven grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:30 PM Thursday at Owsley Fork Baptist Church, 627 Owsley Fork Rd, Berea. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 11:30 AM Thursday at the church. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Larry Rhodus, Justin Parks, Tyler Parks, Larry Walters, Josh Marriott, Jason Kirk, James Clay and Joey Robertson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joe Robertson and Gary Pensol.

Teresa Mae Conner

Mrs. Teresa Mae Conner, 55, of Berea, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at the UK Hospital in Lexington. She was born in Cincinnati, OH on August 30, 1962 to Virginia Wilson Kirby, and the late Clarence Kirby, Jr.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Chad Conner (Penny); three brothers, Billy, Michael and Phillip Kirby; eight grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Thomas Conner, one son, Bobby Ray Conner, one daughter, Stacy Mae Conner Dunn, and one brother, Terry Lee Kirby.

Memorial Services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond. Visitation will be after 1PM Saturday, at the funeral home.

Doug Howard

Earl Douglas Howard

Earl Douglas “Doug” Howard, 82, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington. Doug was born on June 15, 1935 in Madison County, Ky., the son of the late Garnett and Dorothy Whittaker Howard.

Doug was a 1955 graduate of Kirksville High School, a retired employee of IBM, and a member of the Salem Christian Church. Doug loved the area of Madison County that he called home, Kirksville and Poosey Ridge. He served on the board of the Salem Cemetery and work tirelessly to make sure it was cared for. When the Kirksville School moved to its new location, he gave of his time to help the Kirksville Community Center.

He is survived by his three children: Michael D. Howard (Teresa), Jennifer Howard and Thelma Leigh Howard; four grandchildren: Samuel Moher, John Douglas Howard, Brittanie Howard Gonzales (Jose) and McKenzie Jane Howard; three great-grandchildren: Braelyn, Ashtynn and Malachi Gonzales; his dear friend, Barbara Warren Howard; nephew, Rod Howard; niece, Cindy Howard; a host of cousins other relatives and friends.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, one brother: Gene B. “Tarp” Howard and four dear ladies who made an impression on his life, Mrs. Ethel Collins, Mrs. Lucille Malear, Mrs. Etta Faye Taylor and Mrs. Elizabeth Caldwell.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with burial following in the Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Michael Howard, Jimmy Howard, Wendell Howard, Steve Morgan, Billy Collins, Johny Collins and Joe M. Masters. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Donald Agee and Lyle Adams.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Salem Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, 1724 Poosey Ridge Rd., Richmond, KY 40475.

Regina Mae Wall

Regina Mae Wall

Regina Mae Wall, 65, passed away Sunday afternoon, October 1, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born on March 12, 1952 in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Cleo and Doris Wethington Patton.

She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her children: Hershel Stephen Tharp II (Gricelda), Tammy Marshall (Marvin) and Tina Sallee; a step son: Brian Wall (Renea;) four brothers: Ricky Patton (Sandy), Randy Patton (Karen), Roland Patton (Billie) and Joe Patton; three sisters: Judy Patton (Che’), Gail Unruh (Tim) and Markeeta Patton (Jessie); nine grandchildren: Jessica Pineur (Donald), Ryleigh Blythe, Donny Marshall (Emily), Brandon Marshall, Jakob Tharp, Matthew Tharp, Orlando Ramirez (Debbie), Tyler Wall and Preston Wall; eight great-grandchildren: Daniel, Jared and Skylyn Pineur and Trenton, Leah, Cloey, Braxton and Maverick Marshall as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Robert and Roger Patton and one sister: Bonita Meeks.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Kurt Davis and Rev. Robert R. Blythe officiating. Burial will follow at Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Jessica Pineur, Jakob Tharp, Orlando Ramirez, Donny Marshall, Tyler Wall and Preston Wall.

A. L. Whitt

Allie Louis Whitt Jr.

Allie Louis “A. L.” Whitt Jr. 97 retired professor of Biology, Eastern Kentucky University, and widower of Willie Christine Clark Whitt, passed away, Sunday morning, October 1, 2017.
He was born on January 29, 1920, in Crittenden County, Kentucky, the son of the late Allie L. and Alzira Milliken Whitt Sr.

Mr. Whitt served in the Biology Department at EKU from 1948-1982. He received his BS degree from Western Kentucky and his MS degree from The University of Kentucky. He did further study at Vanderbilt University and The University of Virginia. In addition he was a member of the Kentucky Ornithological Society and a former member of the Kentucky Academy of Science. He had co-authored a book, Kentucky Birds in 1973.

Mr. Whitt was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Richmond, where he had served as a deacon and elder, and was a U.S. Naval Reserve Veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the WBCCI Airstream Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. In his words of wisdom, he would say “Never let the truth, interfere with a good story”.

Survivors include three children: Clark Lewis Whitt and wife Barbara of Key West, FL., William B. Whitt and wife Mary Lou of Waco, KY., and Sandra Stone of Cincinnati, OH., three grandchildren: Nathan Whitt (Deidria), Christine Carma McIntosh (Johnny) and Hannah Kathleen Whitt; three great-grandchildren: Lily and Sophia Whitt and John Walker McIntosh.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Curtis Whitt, Burtis Whitt and Oliver Whitt and two sisters: Evelyn Cruse and Mary Helen Crouch.

Funeral Service 10:30 A.M. Friday, October 6, 2017 at The First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Curtis Christian officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Thursday evening at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, 328 West Main Street.

Pallbearers will be: Nathan Whitt, Don Dickson, Fred Crump, Gill Shew, Phillip Seyfrit and David Jett. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Lily Whitt, Sophia Whitt, John Walker McIntosh and Dale Partick

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. John Gillespie, the staff at the Terrance Nursing facility in Berea, and especially to Ashley Stamper, for the love and care shown to Mr. Whitt.

Donations may be made to The Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, P.O. Box 21723, Lexington, KY 40522

Stephen Fore

Stephen Fore, 65, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, October 5th at Baptist Health in Richmond. A native of Estill County, he was a son of the late Linus and Elizabeth Cecil Fore.

He was a graduate of Irvine High and Eastern Kentucky University where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Mr. Fore was a member of Ravenna Methodist Church. He was the former owner of Fore Auto Supply, a NRA member and fervent supporter of the 2nd Amendment. He loved his family and was a marvelous father and grandfather.

Survivors include his son, Mike (Marie) Fore; brother, Blaine (Rita) Fore; grandchildren, Caroline and Emily Fore; and former spouse, Sharon Sullivan.

Services will be held at 2PM on Monday, October 9th at Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals with Bro. Tony White officiating. A private burial will follow. Friends may call anytime after 12PM on Monday.

Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Auxier, Richard Snowden, Steve Puckett, Charles Riggs, Hank Henson, and Marvin Land.

Zelma Lee Hall

Zelma Lee Adams Hall, 87, widow of Oakley Hall, passed away Sunday at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond after a long illness. Mrs. Hall was a native of Estill County, a daughter of the late David Garrett and Nannie Beth Richardson Adams.

She was a former employee of the Estill County School District and a retiree of CMS in Richmond. She was preceded in death by her siblings Jennings Adams, Pauline Huff, Lorenna Adams, and Imogene Miksell.

Survivors include her sons Harold (and wife Kathy) Hall, David Hall (and special friend Judy Baugh), and Roger(and wife Movetta) Hall; her grandchildren Rebecca (Patrick) Heintz, Amy (Shane) Poynter, Sarah (Jake) Royse, Leslie (Daniel) Cole, Lindsay (David) Johnston, Rodney Aaron Hall, and Andrea (Calvin) Wise; her great grandchildren, Jacob Cole, Jackson Cole, Maddie Johnston, Mollie Johnston, Lucas Decker (and fiance Courtney Carroll), Perry Wise, Kieran Heintz, Caillian Heintz, Sean Heintz, Eli Poynter, Grace Poynter, Oakley Royse, and Edwin Royse; and a great-great granddaughter expected in November.

Services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, October 5th, at the Sandhill Christian Church, with burial to follow in the Sandhill Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 6:00 pm Wednesday at Lewis Abner Home for Funerals.

The family would like to thank the Estill County Senior Citizens Center, Tamara Flynn, Kathy Holmes, and the Staff of the Compassionate Care Center.

Serving as pallbearers will be Rodney Hall, Lucas Decker, Daniel Cole, Shane Poynter, Calvin Wise, and Patrick Heintz.

Helen Ann Price

Helen Ann Price, age 71, of Circle Drive in Richmond passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Compassionate Care Center.  She was born June 11, 1945 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Harlan and Sarand Crouch Horn. 

She was a homemaker and attended the Broadway First Church of God.  She had lived in Estill County most of her life. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carolton Price. 

She is survived by 2 Daughters Connie A. Shepperson, Christine King both of Richmond, 1 Sister Virginia Wiseman of Lexington, 1 Brother Mason Horn of Missouri, 4 Grandchildren Joshua Shepperson & wife, LeeAnn of Berea, Amber Shepperson, Brandon Campbell and Sydney King all of Richmond, 2 Great Grandchildren Makenna Shepperson and Hunter Shepperson.

She was preceded in death by her son-in-laws; David Shepperson and Tommy King, 3 sisters; Bethel Johnson, Lydia Witt, Louellen Walton and 2 brothers; Marvin Henry and William Horn.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 8, 2 PM, at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Kevin Turpin.  Burial will be at the Richardson Cemetery.  Friends may call after 12 PM Sunday at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations toward the funeral expenses are requested by the family.

John Nolan Rucker

John Nolan Rucker, age 94, husband of Edna Rucker, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, at his home following a long illness.  He was born December 28, 1922 in Madison County and was the son of the late Schuyler and Nannie Smith Rucker. 

He was retired from American Tobacco Company in Lexington and was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church at Red Lick.  He had lived in Estill County most of his life. 

He was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Naomi Ruth Rucker. 

He is survived by His wife of 71 years Edna Johnson Rucker, 2 Sons Roscoe Rucker & wife, Mary, Glenn Rucker & wife, Margie, 1 Daughter Katherine Rucker Dixon & husband, Donald all of Estill County, 4 Grandchildren Alison Rucker Miller, Rose Rucker, Stacy Rucker Johnson and Justin Dixon, 3 Step-Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, 8 Step-Great Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great Grandchild and 4 Step-Great-Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 9, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Marion Brewer and Bro. Jason Brooks.  Burial will be at the Joe Miller Cemetery.  Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Sunday at the Funeral Home.

Jeremy Allen McManus

Jeremy Allen McManus, 38, of Hunting Club Road in Irvine, passed away Tuesday, October 3rd, at the University of Kentucky Hospital, following a short illness.  He was born August 24, 1979, a son of Patrick and Sandra Lyons McManus. 

He was a mechanic with Evans Tire Company and has lived in Estill County for the past 3 years. 

In addition to his parents, he is also survived by His Wife Hanna Dawes McManus, A Daughter Etta-Lynn Dawes McManus, 1 Son Deacon Dawes, His Step-Father Everett Arthur, 1 Sister Allison Conner of Richmond, A Brother: Adam McManus of Irvine and A Sister-in-Law Jennifer McManus.

He was preceded in death by 2 Brothers: Shawn and Jason McManus.

Private services will be conducted at a later date.

Walter Thomas Robinson

Walter Thomas Robinson, age 88, a resident of the Irvine Health and Rehabilitation Center, passed away Monday, October 2nd, at his home, following a long illness.  He was born June 16, 1929, in Madison County, a son of the late Leonard and Rosetta Hutchens Robinson. 

He was a retired Baptist Minister after preaching for 54 years.  He pastored churches in Estill, Lee, Madison, and Garrard Counties.  He was a United States Army Veteran where he served during the Korean Conflict.  He was a Kentucky Colonel and had lived in Estill County for over 40 years.  He was a member of the Owsley Fork Baptist Church. 

He was preceded in death by his Wife, Bethel Woosley Robinson. 

He is survived by 4 Sisters Ona French of Madison Co., Gladys Muncie of Estill Co., Edna Mae Newman of Madison Co., Mary Ruth Babb of Clark Co., 3 Brothers John Robinson of Madison Co., Hubert Robinson of Madison Co. and Richard Robinson of Alabama.

He was preceded in death by 4 Siblings: Anna Catherine Newman, Mona Robinson, Robert Robinson, and William H. Robinson.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Chris Greene with burial to follow in the Kennon Cemetery.  Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Wednesday.

Barbara Gay

Barbara Gay

Barbara Wyrick Gay was born June 19, 1943 in Jackson County and departed this life Monday, October 2, 2017 at her residence, being 74 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Conley & Lillie (Anderson) Wyrick.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Lewis “Son” Gay of Richmond and by a son, Kevin Gay of Richmond. She is also survived by a sister, Janice (Bruce) McGeorge of Cincinnati, OH; by six brothers, David (Becky) Wyrick of Cincinnati, OH, Carl (Carolyn) Wyrick of Richmond, Dorsey Wyrick of Richmond, Randall (Ruthie) Wyrick of Nashville, TN, Gordon (Zandra) Wyrick of Cincinnati, OH and Jeffery (Jackie) Wyrick of Blue Ridge, GA and by a sister in law, Linda Wyrick of Tyner.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by a brother, Russell Wyrick.

Barbara was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Funeral service 1:00PM Friday, October 6, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Pastor Susan Jinnett-Sack officiating. Burial to follow in the McKee Cemetery. Visitation will be October 5, at 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the funeral home.

Leonard Isaacs Jr.

Leonard Isaacs Jr.

Leonard Isaacs Jr. was born February 2, 1940 in Jackson County and departed this life Monday, October 2, 2017 at his residence, being 77 years of age. He was the son of Leonard & Dorothy (Lakes) Isaacs.

Jr. is survived by three daughters, Terri (Warren) Daugherty of Waco, Tammy (Bob) Day of Berea and Tracy (Michael) Clark of Waco and by one brother, Leon (Shirley) Isaacs of McKee. Jr. is also survived by his companion of 43 years, Lucille Taylor of Sand Gap and by her children, Lewis, Billy & Larry Taylor all of Sand Gap. He was blessed with the following grandchildren, April & Brandy Daugherty, Shonna Hager, Clayton, Justin & Jimmy Clark, Sean Day, Zachary, Cheyenne, Dakota, Jonah, Nate & Damien Taylor and four great grandchildren, Logan Grimmer, Preston Wilt, Kaylee Hager and Aaliyah Taylor.

In addition to his parents, Jr. was also preceded in death by two brothers, Tilford Isaacs and Ernest Isaacs and by four sisters, Thelma Welch, Eva Hisel, Neva Hisel and an infant sister Ethel Isaacs.

Jr. was a member of the Kerby Knob Baptist Church.

Funeral service 1:00PM Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Eugene Gentry officiating. Burial to follow in the Hisel Cemetery. Visitation will be October 4, at 6:00PM at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Clayton & Justin Clark, Ernest Lainhart, Logan Grimmer, Zachary & Dakota Taylor. Honorary pallbearers Larry Taylor, Warren Daugherty, Bob Day & Michael Clark.

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