OBITUARIES SEP. 24 – 0ct. 1, 2017

Lewis Ray Calico

Lewis Ray Calico

Lewis Ray Calico, age 90, of Opossum Kingdom Road in Berea, passed away after a short illness on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Lewis was born in Lancaster to the late Morris and Anna Wallace Calico.

He was a retired teacher from Garrard County High School, a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Madison County Civil Defense League, a longtime and very active member of Berea Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon and member of the Baraca Sunday school class.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one infant son, Roy Edward Calico; three sisters, Ruth Rowlette, Ruby Spillman, and Opal Calico; and one son-in-law, Wayne Lawson.
He is survived by his wife Pauline Clark Calico; his four children, Ray (Linda) Calico, Lois (Bill) Davenport, Connie Lawson, and Fred (Terry) Calico; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1pm, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Berea Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Slemp officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9am-1pm Saturday at the church.

Active pallbearers will be Tony Calico, Randy Calico, Brandon Davenport, Steve Warford, Brad Warford, and Raymond McLain. Honorary bearers will be Stephanie DeFazio, Clarissa Ramsay and the Baraca Sunday school class.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond or the organ fund at Berea Baptist Church.

Linda Kaye Gill

Linda Kaye Gill

Linda Kaye Montgomery Gill, age 63, Wife of 41 years to Marvin Nelson Gill, Sr. died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Madison County to the late Delbert & Hazel Saylor Montgomery.

Linda Kaye loved to spend time with her family, scrapbooking, quilting, crafts and going to flea markets. She was a member of the Narrow Way Church of God in Jesus Name.

Other than her husband she is survived by her children; Heather Montgomery Gilreath and her husband Timothy of London, Ky., Marvin Nelson Gill, Jr. and his wife Jamie of Lancaster Ky., Ryan Nelson Gill, Marvin Jacob Gill of Lancaster, Ky., two sisters, Lucy Edna Montgomery Ingram and her husband Roy of Berea, Ky., Katherine Montgomery Calabrese and her husband Tom of Munster, In., six grandchildren, Joseph Anthony Hicks, Samantha Grace Hicks, Sabrina Kaye Hicks, Kayla Raye Adkinson, Weston Gilreath, Larissa Gilreath, and two great grandchildren, Piper Grace Shackleford, and Petunia Shackleford. Also, a host of Nieces, Nephews, Family, and Friends.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Montgomery, John R. Pigg, and two sisters, Priscilla Ann Raybourne and Mary Francis Montgomery.

Funeral services will be 11:00am Monday October 2, 2017 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. John Gross officiating. Burial will follow in the Gill Family Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 2-8pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Tony Calabrese, Tommy Calabrese, Joseph Anthony Hicks, Ricky Ingram, Jeff Ingram, Drew Sutton, and Tommy Collins.

Betty Nicholas

Betty Nicholas

Betty Jean Smith Nicholas, age 73, widow of the late Kenneth Earl Nicholas, passed away Tuesday September 26, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Ky. She was born September 24, 1944 in Rockcastle County to the late Lee Roy and Josie Mae Damrell Smith.

Betty was a member of the Women’s Industrial, she loved to dance, especially clogging, a care giver and mother to all. Betty was of the Baptist faith.

Betty is survived by three daughters, Krystal Nicholas (Phillip Hughes) of Berea, Gloria Smallwood of Berea, Betty (Carlton) Hunt of Berea, one Grandchild Stacy (Kenneth) Kelley of Berea, seven great grandchildren, Natalee Reed, Gary Joshua Reed, Robert Austin Reed, Elizabeth Eversole, Destiny Eversole, Preston Kelley, Kennedy Kelley all of Berea, and two brothers, William (Kathy) Smith of Berea, Ray (Mary) Smith of Berea.

Other than her parents and husband Betty was preceded in death by one grandchild Gary Reed, one sister Martha Burnice Rucker, and four brothers, Cecil Smith, Herman Smith, Hampton Smith, and Howard Smith.

Funeral Services will be 1:00pm Friday Sept. 29, 2017 at Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Don Breeden officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Hughes, Stacy Kelley, Carl Hunt, Billy Barrett, Billy Smith, David Smith, Marvin Smith, James Robert Smith.

Gypsy X

Gypsy X, age 52, of Berea, died suddenly Sunday, September 24, 2017 at his residence. He was a Middletown, Ohio native born May 5, 1965, construction worker and had been a resident of Madison County for the past 30 years.

Survivors include his mother, Shirley Toy Harris; children, Alicia Harris Byrd (Aaron), Triston Storm, Tobias Storm, Shelly Carpenter, Andrew Carpenter; brother, Ray Stokley; sister, Tonya Stokley; and 13 grandchildren; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Price Harris and 1 brother, Daniel Harris.

In accordance with Gypsy’s wishes, he was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

Daniel Ray Morrow

Daniel Ray Morrow

Daniel “Danny” Ray Morrow, 57, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington after a short illness. Danny was born on June 8, 1960 in Franklin (Johnson Co.), Indiana.

He was an auto mechanic as well as a carpenter, and was of the holiness faith. Danny was always protective of his own and determined to fight for the right.

Survivors include: his wife, Kimberly Stepp Morrow; his mother, Eva P. Snow Edwards; two daughters, Jessica Danielle Morrow, of Richmond, and Aimee Kathryn Morrow, of Nicholasville; one brother, Ronnie Dale Morrow (Paula), of Mitchell, Indiana; and one sister, Brenda Horn (Daniel), of Richmond. He also left behind three dogs he loved dearly: Luger, Pistol, and Bandit.

Danny was preceded in death by his father, Earl Clay Morrow, and a brother, Clay Earl Morrow.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Skaggs Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Mike Harris, Randall Harris, Daniel Horn, Kenneth Snow, Marvin Marshall, and Wayne Hensley.

Janice Henrickson

Janice Irene Selle Henrickson, 86, of Chesterfield, MO, formerly of Richmond, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 at her home.

She was the widow of Dr. Donald Gene Henrickson, Sr., who preceded her in death in 2009.

Funeral service for Mrs. Henrickson will be held at 12:30 PM Friday, October 6, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with visitation 10:30 AM until service time.

Miranda Simpson

Miranda Simpson

Miranda LaShawn Robinson Simpson, 37, passed away at Hospice Compassionate Care Center on Monday, September 25, 2017. Miranda was born on February 23, 1980 in Richmond.

She worked in the medical records department of St. Joseph- Berea and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed fishing and hunting, but most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her children.

Survivors include: her husband, Stephen Simpson, of Berea; two sons, Andrew Simpson (Maggie), of Richmond, and Chase Simpson, of Berea; one daughter, MacKenzie Simpson, of Berea; her mother, Darla Jean Harrison Lakes (Merle) of Waco; her father, Jackie Tom Robinson; one brother, Jeremy Robinson (Vickie), of Waco; one sister, Heather Harrison (Mark), of Berea; her father & mother-in-law, Doug & Brenda Simpson, of Berea; a brother-in-law, Ronnie Simpson (Becky), of Irvine; a sister-in-law, Dusty Parker (James), of Richmond; three step-sisters, Shelley Angell, of Tipp City, OH, Misty Dunn (Rodney), of Waco, and Heather Hall (Wade), of Berea; two grandparents, Linda Williams, of Annville, and Vickie Lakes, of Waco; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home on Thursday, September 28, 2017 followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. with Bro. Jimmy Closterman and Brian Gabbard officiating. Burial will follow at Flatwoods Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Robinson, Adam Simpson, Jared Simpson, Blake Ward, Brandy Short, Mike Hays, and Kaedon King

Randall B. Hankins

Randall B. Hankins

Randall B. “Randy” Hankins, 65, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Hospice Care Center of St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Randy, the son of Freemont Hankins and Leona Cox Riddell, was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 2, 1952. He was raised by his late step-father, John Edgar Riddell.

He served as an officer for the Richmond Police Department and was a member of the Madison County Fire Department. In 1991, Randy retired from the Richmond Fire Department after many years of service. He was also a Kentucky Colonel and enjoyed coaching Little League and Junior Pro Basketball.

On July 20, 1991, Randy united in marriage to Deborah “DeeDee” Kirby Hankins who survives.
Other survivors include: two sons: John Randall Hankins of Lexington and Aaron Douglas Tate of Richmond; three grandchildren: Anna Lynn Tate, Hunter Douglas Tate and Tatum Elizabeth Tate and his nieces: Davina Richardson and Mattie Smith.

Randy was also preceded in death by his sister: Deborah Hankins Masters and his niece who he helped to raise, Leona “Sissy” Farthing.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Monday, October 2, 2017 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Owen Moody officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 11:00 A.M. Monday at the funeral home.

The Richmond Fire Department will serve as his pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers include Steve Benton, Coach Donald Richardson, Gary Riddell, Billy Riddell, Billy Horn, Skip Benton, Wayne Abrams, Lawrence Bailey, Hermie Dean Perkins, Duane Perkins, Steven Strong and all of his “boys” that he coached over the years.

The family wishes to thank the ICU Staff of St. Joseph Hospital and the Hospice Center for their excellent care and professionalism in caring for Randy. They also would like to give a special thank you to their dear friends, JoAnn Howard Rose and Mary Smith.

Iva Gean Renfro

Iva Gean Renfro

Mrs. Iva Gean Renfro, 79, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was born on June 30, 1938 to the late Chester and Lida B. Davis Cheeks.

She was a lifelong resident of Madison County. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: her children, Connie Buttry, Ruth Crutcher (Sammy), Ellen Gadd (David), Matthew Kelley, Greg Kelly, Judy Gullett, Donna Powell, Joe Kelley (Sue Ann), and Bertha Howard (Bobby); her siblings, Lucille Berry, Joyce Cain, Jewell Dean Conner, Shelby Cheeks, Harold Cheeks, Evelyn Rutherford, Frances Yarber (Shelby), and Jay Cheeks; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, and numerous other nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her brothers, Nelson and Neville Cheeks; one sister, Mildred Demouy; one daughter, Vickie Kelley; one grandson, Chad Gadd; and a son-in-law, Daniel Buttry.

Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, September 29, 2017, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, with Bro. Greg Cheeks officiating. Burial will follow in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Thursday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Aaron Christian, Sammy Crutcher, Robbie Howard, Ray Howard, Darell Cain, David Gadd, Johnathon Marcum and Little Matt Kelly.

Mary Edna Story

Mary Edna Story

Mrs. Mary Edna Story, 92 widow of Frank Story, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Mrs. Story was born on June 17, 1925, in Jackson County to the late William Allen and Millie Mae Messer Gray.

She was a child caregiver for several years and a member of the Broadway Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her daughter, Jo Ann Davis (Garnett); one sister, Dora Gray Foster; three grandchildren, DeAnn Metcalfe (Kellis), Patricia Story and Daphne Crutcher (Dan); and nine great-grandchildren, Jason Rogers, Jessica Sell, Caleb & Kyle Crutcher, Peyton, Noah, Logan, Olivia & Eli Metcalfe.

In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by: one son, Rondle Story, one daughter-in-law, Ruby Story; four brothers, Robert, Ray, Ross, and Ramie Gray; and two sisters, Nellie Shifflet and Martha Goins.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 12 PM (Noon) Thursday, September 28, 2017, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Guiley officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Jeff Johnson, Mark Gray, Dan Crutcher, Kellis Metcalfe, Vernon Ross Bennett and Rex Alexander. Honorary Pallbearers will be: her Great-Grandchildren and Scott and Chris Anderson.

Special thanks to the staff and nurses at Kenwood Health & Rehab Center for the care and kindness shown for our loved one.

Bobby Lee Robbins

Bobby Lee Robbins

Bobby Lee Robbins, 50, of Stanford, KY passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at U.K. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. Born November 24, 1966 in Lancaster, KY to Joyce Ann Robbins (Robert Lee Cameron) of Stanford, KY and the late Marvin D. Robbins.

He worked in residential construction for most of his life, and attended First Assembly Church of God in Lancaster.

In addition to his mother, survivors include four sons; Tyler Robbins (Della) of Berea, KY, Nathaniel Norsworthy, and Jacob Norsworthy both of Lancaster, KY, and David Jones of Florida, three daughters; Ashley Robbins of Lancaster, KY, Kayla Robbins of Stanford, KY, and Sarah Norsworthy of Lancaster, KY, two brothers; Ricky Robbins and James Cameron both of Stanford, KY, three sisters; Billie Cameron and Lisa Dowell (Kenny) both of Waynesburg, KY, and Norma Jean Robbins of Stanford, KY, eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will be Friday, September 29, 2017 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Stanford from 5-9pm. Funeral service will be 1pm Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery in Ottenheim, KY

Jesse T. Hall

Jesse T. “Tolbie” Hall, age 94, of Cedar Cliff Road in Waco, passed away Thursday, September 28th, at the VA Medical Center.  He was born October 3, 1922, in Estill County, a son of the late Johnathan and Sarah Yeary Hall. 

He was a shipping clerk with the Duriron Company and an Army Veteran where he served during World War II.  He had lived in Estill County most of his life and was a member of the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church. 

He was preceded in death by his first Wife, Lillian Crawford Hall, and his second Wife, Ida Hall. 

He is survived by 1 Daughter Wavalene McKinney (Charles) of Madison Co., 4 Sons Jesse F. Hall of Indiana, Ronnie Hall of Madison Co., Steve Hall (Melanie) of Bath Co., Kevin Hall (Jamie) of Madison Co., 10 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandson.

He was preceded in death by several Brothers and Sisters, 1 Grandson, and a Great Grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday 2 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Mike Puckett and Bro. Gainus Rogers with burial to follow in the Cobb Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Saturday.

Edna Mae Hall

Edna Mae Hall, age 90, of Locomotive Street in Irvine passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the Irvine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center following a long illness.  She was born September 12, 1927 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Samuel and Nannie Cole King. 

She was a homemaker and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Hall. 

She is survived by 3 Sisters Nina Riley of Madison Co., Ann Collett of Estill Co., Bobbie Schaaf of South Carolina, 1 Brother Tony Covey of Estill Co.

She was preceded in death by 2 sisters; Bessie Whitt, Mary Elizabeth King and 4 brothers; Mitchell, Harold, Jimmy and Charles Ray King.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 28, 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be at the Madison Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call after 11 AM Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Luther Isaacs

Luther Isaacs

Luther Isaacs was born May 13, 1943 in Jackson County and departed this life Monday, September 25, 2017 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, being 74 years of age. He was the son of the George Dewey Isaacs & Joyce Cox Rader Lakes Isaacs.

Luther is survived by two sons, George Isaacs and his wife Jane of Elburn, IL and Ronald Isaacs of Richmond, KY. He is also survived by the following siblings, Ibbie Isaacs of McKee, Eula Russell of McKee, Annie McQueen of McKee, Mamie Hobbs of Connersville, IN, Sinnie Hobbs of McKee, Lonnie Isaacs of McKee and Odis Isaacs of McKee. Luther was blessed with three grandsons, Alec, Aidan and Anson and by one granddaughter, Anna.

In addition to his parents, Luther was also preceded in death by his wife, Leatrice Isaacs and by two brothers, Hubert Lakes and Herbert Lakes.

Funeral service 1:00 PM Friday, September 29, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Harold Hays officiating. Burial to follow in the Cox Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Corey Hunter, Alec, Anson, Aidan, Marcello & Derrick Isaacs. Lakes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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