OBITUARIES NOV. 19-26, 2017

Murphy Jarvis Martin

Murphy Jarvis Martin

Our hearts are heavy to say that Mr. Murphy Jarvis Martin, age 56, of Waco, Ky. has gone to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. following a brief and unexpected illness. Jarvis was born on Nov. 13, 1961 in Laurel Co. Ky.

He was the co-owner and operator of B & M Pipeline and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was a hardworking, generous man who loved to garden and spoil his family.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Martin; his father, Murphy Martin II; his son, Michael Martin; step children, Chris (Andrea) Cochran and Brandi (Matt) Shepherd; brothers, Frankie (Patricia) Martin, Johnny (Karen) Martin, Eugene Martin; sisters, Pam (Dennis) Elliott, Diana (Curtis) Carpenter, and Marlene (Robert) Johnson; grandchildren, Desmond Martin, Cameron Cochran, Regan Douglas, Cody, Seth, and Makayla Shepherd and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Eva Martin, and brother James Martin.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Barnett, Dwayne Coffey, Harvey Kidd, Dustin Barnett, Alex Martin, Anthony Martin, Jason Martin, and Will Chambers. Honorary Pallbearers include Frankie Martin, Johnny Martin, Eugene Martin, Jeremy Martin, Robert Short, Rodney Short, Terry Barnett, Charles Isaacs, Lester Powell, Larry Todd, Fred McKnight, Scott Rowlette, Jeremy Powell, Robbie Todd, and Billy Beavers.

Visitation will be from 12 Noon until the service at 4:00 PM Saturday November 25, 2017 at the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Graveside service will be 12 Noon Monday, November 27, 2017 at Berea Cemetery. Davis & Powell Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Fellowship Center at 1901 W. Clinch Ave. Knoxville, Tn. 37916 or the Building Fund at Bethlehem Baptist Church 2101 Dreyfus Rd. Waco, Ky. 40385.

Ted Knight

Theodore Knight

Theodore “Ted” Hilliard Knight, 73, died November 21, 2017.

He is survived by his wife Frances (King) Knight; daughter Tammy Winburn of Richmond, KY; son Donald (Sonja) Knight of Anderson, Ind.; grandchildren Nikki Winburn, Cassie Winburn of Georgetown, KY and Logan Knight of Anderson, Ind.; great grandchild Chloe Winburn of Georgetown, KY and many loving nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Edward and Edith (Novella) Knight; sisters Edith Martin, Evelyn Ball and Betty Hunt and brother Jack Edward Knight.

Ted lived a full life having earned his BA at the age of 70 in Electrical Engineering. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting, woodworking and golf…but mostly loved being a grandpa.

Ted Knight

Don Knight offered this: Thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers for my family this week. Here is one of my favorite pictures of my dad. I took it on a camping and fishing trip on Elkhorn Creek. He is leaning on a trailer taking a break after setting up camp. A trailer he built himself, because why not, he could seemingly build or fix anything. Like that time he helped me rebuild my car after I crashed it. Notice no tent poles for the tarp; he used sticks and tree trunks. He taught me how to tie knots but I was never as good at it as he was. My favorite memory from this trip was walking back to camp after fishing downstream with Clay Steres and hearing childish laughter only to find our dad jumping into the creek off a rope swing and having a ball. Grown men acting like a couple kids, brings a smile to my face to this day. He died on Logan’s birthday but we are not remembering the day he died, we are going to remember all the days he lived. And I’m going to cherish all the lessons he taught me and especially all those fishing trips.

There will be a visitation from 11-1PM, Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at True Life Church on Kingston Road. The service will be at 1PM and the burial will be a Camp Nelson at 2:30PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Vietnam Veterans of Madison County #1066, or Breast Cancer Awareness.

Gilbert Thomas Calico

Gilbert Thomas Calico

Gilbert Thomas Calico age 94, widower of Zella Wallace Calico, died Monday Nov. 20, 2017 at Kings Mountain, KY. Gilbert was the son of the late Lionel and Nannie Day Calico.

He was a World War II veteran of the US Navy and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Berea. Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Zella Calico, his daughter Naomi Roslynn, his granddaughter Debbie Calico and two brothers.

Gilbert is survived by his son Orville (Carolyn) Calico, his grandson Jeff Calico, and great grandson Cameron Calico.

Funeral services will be Saturday Nov. 25, 2017 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home Berea, with Rev. Kenny Davis and Rev. Jeff Duncan officiating. Burial will be in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday Nov. 24, 2017 from 6-9 pm at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Dale Croucher, Woody Berry, Cameron Calico, Edward Gaynor, Scotty Rowlette, and Alan Gadberry.

Thomas D. Hayes

Thomas D. Hayes

Thomas “Tommy” D. Hayes, 69, of Stamping Ground, died at UK Medical Center Monday, November 20, 2017 following a short illness. He was a Conway, KY (Rockcastle County) native born September 24, 1948, son of the late Oscar and Christine Hardix Hayes.

Tommy served as the owner and butcher for the Hayes Market before becoming a team member in Quality Control for Toyota in Georgetown.

He is survived by his son Shannon Hayes (Billie) ; siblings, Bobby Hayes (Carol), Steve Hayes (Patricia), Cynthia Rose, Eva Hubble (Kirby), Bessie Parsons, Sue Cole and Chrissy Collier (Carlos); grandchildren, Tyler and Tanner; step- granddaughters Alyssa Smith and Courtney Cope: as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years Charlotte Burdette Hayes who died last month (Sunday, October 22, 2017); sister Irene Hayes and brothers Jimmy, Frankie and Jack Hayes.

Funeral Service 3:00 PM Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service with Bro. Mark Smith officiating. Visitation from 2:00 PM until the time of service. Burial will follow in Maret Cemetery.

Gary Alan Cromer

Gary Alan Cromer, 51, of Richmond, passed away after arrival at Baptist Health – Richmond. Born January 29, 1966, in Mount Vernon, KY to the late Caroline Joan Mayfield Cromer.

Gary was an employee of RRP Construction Company.

Survivors include his wife Patti Lynn Taulbee Cromer; two sons, Gary Alan Cromer II and Adam Taylor Cromer, both of Richmond; three brothers, Christopher Scott Estes, Steven Estes and Jeff Estes; three sisters, Leslie Miller Teresa Culton and Elizabeth Estes; grandchildren, Madison & McKenzie Cromer, Melissa Norris, and Robert McKinney, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Mark Clay Cromer and Doug Estes.

Memorial service will be held later.

Marie Smith

Marie Spivey Smith, 91, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. Born March 30, 1926, she was the daughter of Gentry and Katie Griffin Powell, both of whom preceded her in death.

Marie, the widow of Green Smith, was a homemaker and a member of the Holiness faith.

Survivors include three daughters, Katie Ann Broadus (Samuel), Katherine Faye Spivey, and Carol Sue Jones, all of Richmond; one son, Michael Scott Spivey of Nicholasville; two sisters, Lilly Carroll and Margaret Barron; nine grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Wayne Powell; three brothers, Albert, Johnny and Thurman Powell; and six sisters, Annie McKinney, Ellen Coffey, Lina Eversole, June Fitzer, Francis Powell, and Gladys Abrams.

Service for Marie Smith will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow at the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until service time on Tuesday.

Gordon Allen Sowers

Gordon A. Sowers

Gordon A. Sowers, 73, husband of Norma Katheryn Williams Sowers of Richmond, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Baptist Health- Richmond. He was born August 20, 1944 in Richmond, KY to the late Seth Gordon and Barbara Lucille Ballinger.

Gordon was a Pastor at Faith Created Assembly of God for over 33 years.

He is survived by his wife Norma Katheryn and three sons Patrick (Debra) Sowers of Greensboro, NC; Douglas K. (Debbie) Sowers and Christopher Sowers both of Richmond, two brothers Cecil (Mabel) Sowers of Berea, KY; Mark H. (Maryann) Sowers; a sister Linda G. Sowers both of Richmond, KY; a grandson Branden S. (Hilary) Coomer of Eastaboga, AL and two great grandchildren Riley and Caden.

One word that best describes Gordon would be “Generous”. He truly believed in the gift of giving. If you were with Gordon very long he would always give you something. He would always say, “ He wanted to plant a seed into your life”. He truly believed the Lord’s command of “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel”. His heartbeat was for people and for missions around the world. A few of his mission endeavors: church plants in Peru, water wells in Africa, house churches in Cuba, multiple Teen Challenge Centers, multiple crusades in India and Africa and a heart for Speed The Light. His passion for people and for souls and the sharing of the gospel never seemed to fade. He loved the Lord and his family with all his heart. He was a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend as well as a Pastor to many.

Funeral services will be 4:00 P.M. Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with service to follow at 4:00P.M at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Don Sparks, George Rosenbalm, Branden Coomer, Cecil “Pete” Sowers, Mark Williams, Phillip Williams, Shawn Williams, and Michael Sowers. Honorary pallbearers will be Pastor Garrick Williams, Randy Rosenbalm, Shawn Rosenbalm and Howard Roberts.

Karen Mary Walsh

Karen Mary Walsh, 50, of Richmond passed away on Monday November 20, 2017, at her home in Richmond. Karen was born on November 22nd 1966 to John Walsh and Barbara (Keeley) Walsh, of Boston, MA, and was the oldest of four children.

She graduated from Madison Central High School in 1985. Karen was a generous and caring daughter and sister that loved to help others.

Karen was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara.

She is survived by her father, John; sisters, Pamela (Mike) of Hampton, VA, and Joanna (Bryan) of Roswell, GA, and brother, John (Anne) of Richmond, and three nephews.

Funeral Mass will be 1:00 PM Monday, November 27th, 2017 at St. Mark Catholic Church, with Fr. Tom Farrell officiating. All relatives and friends are welcome. There will be a reception following the funeral service, at the home of John & Anne Walsh, 364 Highland Lakes Drive, Richmond, KY. Private committal service and burial will be on Tuesday at the Richmond Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Humane Society, A.L.L., P O Box 2094, Richmond, KY 40476

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Roscoe Herman Feltner

Mr. Roscoe Herman Feltner, 65, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at his home. Mr. Feltner, the son of Roscoe Feltner, Jr. and Martha Osborne Feltner, was born in Hyden, Kentucky on February 10, 1953.

He enjoyed doing mechanic work, especially on older cars. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and was of the Christian faith.

In addition to his mother, survivors include two sons: Buddy Feltner and Andrew Feltner both of Richmond; two daughters Kimberly Holcer of Tyner and Jennifer Roberts of Richmond; two brothers: Billy J. Feltner and Sherman Feltner and wife Crystal; two sisters: Rita Davidson and Judith Reinheimer; six grandchildren: Mitchell Dylan Feltner, Damion Dre Feltner, Tina Jo Isaacs, Austin Smith, Wesley Smith and Desi Holcer; two great grandchildren: Alisa McDaniel and Wesley Smith, Jr.; one great granddaughter on the way and the mother of their children, Gail Feltner.

Mr. Feltner was preceded in death by his father, his brother: Reid Feltner and sister, Violet Feltner.

Funeral Services will be 11:30 A.M. Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. Thursday.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Feltner, Eddie Roberts, Billy Feltner, Joseph Mathis, Jason Mathis and Frank Sizemore.

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Earl S. Quillen

Mr. Earl S. Quillen, 92, of Waco, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at Kenwood Health and Rehabilitation.Mr. Quillen, the son of the late Thomas Quillen and Ethel Combs Quillen, was born in Owsley County on September 14, 1925.

He retired from Westinghouse after 33 years of service. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and square dancing and he enjoyed his pets. Mr. Quillen was a U.S. Army Veteran and served during World War II and was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater ribbon with two bronze stars and Philippine Liberation ribbon also with two bronze stars. He was a member of Flatwoods Christian Church.

On June 17, 1948, Mr. Quillen united in marriage to Martha Longworth Quillen who preceded him in death on August 7, 2016 after 69 years of marriage.

Survivors include: three daughters: Carlene Gibson and husband Keith of Midland, OH, Brenda Quillen and Nada Hoskins and husband Raymond all of Waco; two grandchildren: Jason Gibson and wife Hana and Andrea Massey and husband Eric; his great grandson, Eil Massey and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Quillen was also preceded in death by four brothers: Charles Quillen, Wayne Quillen, Winford Quillen and Bruce Quillen and three sisters: Katherine Mayes, Mary Quillen and Lola Perry.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Flatwoods Christian Church with Bro. Tim Jones. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at the church. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Bob Mayes, James Mayes, Steve Mayes, Keith Gibson, Jason Gibson and Eric Massey.

Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Flatwoods Christian Church, 263 College Hill Rd, Waco, KY 40385.

Opal Sanders

Opal Sanders

Opal Long Sanders, 81, of Whitlock Rd., Richmond, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017. She was born in Madison Co., Ky., on April 8, 1936, the daughter of the late Jeff and Stella Masters Long.

Opal was a housewife and homemaker who loved working on the farm and gardening. She was a member of the Riverside Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, David Sanders (Patricia) and William T. Sanders (Elizabeth), both of Richmond; a daughter, Judy Gail Sanders, of Richmond; one brother, Orbin Long, of Richmond; a sister, Elsie Cheeks, of Walton; five grandchildren, Bobby Sanders, Carol Willis, Phillip Christopher Sanders, Thomas Wayne Sanders and William Tyler Sanders; 14 Great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Donnie White officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Monday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Sanders, Thomas Sanders, Jr., Thomas Wayne Sanders, Bobby Brumfield, Mitchell Sanders, William Tyler Sanders and Phillip Christopher Sanders. Honorary Pallbearers will be Armon Sanders, Charlie Hall, James Northern and Garl Lovings.

Sheila Cotton

Sheila Faye Cotton

Sheila Faye Cotton, 65, of Richmond, wife of Buddy Cotton, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at her home. She was born in Richmond, Ky. on Tuesday, September 30, 1952 the daughter of the late Eddie James and Janie Lorene Dees Kelley.

She was a retired lab technician for Sherwin-Williams. Sheila loved her grandchildren dearly and enjoyed the sand in the ocean.

Survivors include her husband, Buddy Cotton; one son, Jason Tackett, of Berea; one daughter, Jennifer Gray, of Lancaster; one brother, James Kelley, of Richmond; three grandchildren, Savannah Jaylyn Gray, Brayden Gray and Mason Tackett.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Mitch Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 10 AM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Gary Tackett, Matt Gray, Doug Bowlin, Brandon Kelley, Dalton Kelley, Billy Dunn, Charlie Brown and Kenny Combs.

Betty Jane Denny

Betty Jane Denny

Mrs. Betty Jane Grant Denny, 70, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Compassionate Care Center. Mrs. Denny, the daughter of the late Seth Grant and Lucille Cates Grant Powell, was born in Madison County on July 26, 1947.

She was a kind and generous person who lived to care for others. She had attended White Hall Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son: Gene Denny and wife Christie of Richmond; one brother, Sammy Grant and wife Wilma; two grandchildren: Charles “Chucky” Denny and Daniel Wayne Denny and two great grandchildren: Brantlee Denny and Trenton Denny.

Mrs. Denny was also preceded in death by her son: Wayne Denny, her brothers: Charles, George, Russell, Seth, Jr. and Billie Mason Grant; her sister: Barbara Grant and her grandson: Logan Denny.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Monday, November 27, 2017 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Beard officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 A.M. Monday.

Harold Gibson Rice

Harold Gibson Rice

Harold Gibson Rice, 88, died peacefully, Thursday, November 23, 2017. He was a devoted father and loving husband of 65 years to Donna Bogie Rice. He was born in Madison County, November 13, 1929.

Harold was a lifelong member of The Flatwoods Christian Church. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service, after serving 31 years as the Waco Postmaster. He was a Veteran of the Korean War and had also been a grocer. He was an avid gardener and St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Fan.

Harold was preceded in death by his father and mother, Harold A. and Katie Tipton Rice.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Stephen (Jo Dee) Rice of Elizabethtown and Gary (Geri) Rice of Lexington; six grandchildren: Christopher (Danille) Rice of Hebron, Leandra (J.T.) Torra of Louisville, Alexander Rice of Elizabethtown, Emily (Christopher) Hurst of Georgetown, Eric (Molly) Rice of Lexington and Brett Rice of Louisville, nine great-grandchildren; a brother: Donald E. (Sue) Rice of Waco and a sister; Judy (Ralph) Childers of Richmond. Also he leaves behind his pet cat “Smokey”.

The family would like to thank his special caregiver, Linda Gray.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, November 27, 2017 at The Flatwoods Christian Church with Bro. Tim Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Sunday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home and after 10:00 AM Monday at the church.

Active Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of The Flatwoods Christian Church and Harry and Betty Bush, Barbara Richardson, Bruce Tipton, Carolyn Sue Cedilote and Rachel Lewis.

Donations may be made to The Flatwoods Christian Church, P.O. Box 127, Waco, Kentucky 40385.

Katelyn Marie Vanderpool

Katelyn Marie Vanderpool

Katelyn Marie Vanderpool, age 4, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Baptist Health – Richmond due to respiratory complications.Katelyn, the daughter of Justin W. Vanderpool and Mary Cadle Vanderpool, was born in Fayette County on June 7, 2013.

She loved being outside and playing with animals. She enjoyed painting and treasured her family. Katelyn was very smart and was looking forward to starting kindergarten.

In addition to her parents, Katelyn is survived by two brothers: Justin T. Vanderpool and Matthew Cadle; her paternal grandfather: Thomas Vanderpool and wife Brenda; paternal grandmother: Judy Kovacs and husband Doug; maternal grandfather: James Cadle and wife Rose Mary; maternal grandmother: Mary L. Cadle and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her uncle, Matthew D. Vanderpool.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. Friday, November 24, 2017 at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Cecil Shuman officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11:30 A.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Christeen Harris

Mrs. Christeen Kelly Harris, 92, passed away on Sunday evening, November 20, 2017, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington. Born in Madison County on February 7, 1925, she was the first of 14 children of the late Morris and Bessie “Ma” Wilcox Kelly.

Mrs. Harris worked at her mother’s restaurant –“Ma Kelly’s” – and also for Westinghouse. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, but in later years, she enjoyed attending the Grace Chapel Wesleyan Church.

She is survived by: her daughter, Lois Holbrook (Ben) of Lexington; three brothers, Danny Dale Kelly, Wendell “W.L.” Kelly, and James Darrell Kelly; one sister, Patsy “Pat” Stamper; four grandchildren, Robbie Harris, Renee Smith, Tony Harris and Douglas Tackett; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Harris; two sons, Robert M. Harris, and Sammy Harris; a grandson, Bryn Harris; six brothers, Orville, Don, Morris Jr., Ronnie, Edward, Bill, and Connie Kelly; two sisters, Frances Portwood and Lucille Duncan.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at the Richmond Cemetery with Bro. Tommy Masters officiating. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Harris can be sent to the Grace Chapel Wesleyan Church, 136 Aspen Ave., Richmond, KY 40475.

Edna Burns

Edna Burns

Edna Faye Winkler Burns, 92, the widow of Ben Burns, passed away Sunday morning, November 19, 2017. Mrs. Burns was born on August 10, 1925 in Dreyfus, Kentucky, to the late Frank and Laura Rose Winkler.

She was homemaker, a loving and devoted mother and grandmother, and was a retired employee-greeter of Walmart. She was an active member of The Flatwoods Christian Church, the Christian Women’s Fellowship and was a former Sunday School Teacher.

Survivors include: two daughters: Laura Sue Wainscott (Ken) and Rene Dunn (Paul); five grandchildren: Regina Hall (Chris), Benson Webb (Charity), Andy Dunn (Courtney), Chris Webb (David) and Amanda Flynn (Phil); six great-grandchildren: Benjamin and Zachary Hall, Landon and Paisley Flynn and Jaxson and Jaden Webb and a host of other relatives and friends.

Additionally, she was preceded in death by two sisters.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Jones and Bro. Dennis Pasley officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Andy Dunn, Chris Webb, Chris Hall, Benson Webb, David Rhea, Phil Flynn, Benjamin Hall and Zachary Hall. Honorary Pallbearers are: Blanche Fields, Imogene Shelton, Ken Wainscott, Chris Stanifer, Kenny Dennis and Phil Herald.

Bonnie Hysinger

Bonnie Hysinger

Mrs. Bonnie Hysinger, 86 of Mt. Vernon, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Rockcastle Health & Rehabilitation Center in Brodhead. She was born in Jackson County, KY on August 29, 1931 the daughter of Willie and Nettie Collins Tillery.

She was a retired owner of Hysinger Carpet and a member of Gray Hawk Church of God.

She is survived by a son, Rickie Hysinger and wife Katherine of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Donald Tillery of McKee and Wendell Tillery of Independence; a sister, Elura Lear of Richmond; a grandson, Richard Dwayne Hysinger and wife Tiffany; three great grandchildren, Madison, Rae Lynn, and Hunter; and a step-great grandchild, Kadence. Also surviving are a host of nieces and nephews, as well as a special niece, Loretta Gilbert.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Dean Hysinger; four sisters; and three brothers.

Visitation will be Nov. 25, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Nov. 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery

Paul Edward Blanton Sr.

Paul Edward Blanton Sr.

Mr. Paul Edward Blanton Sr. age 77 of Brodhead, passed away Wed. November 22, 2017 at his residence. He was born on November 2, 1940 in Brodhead, KY, a son of the late George Carsel and Doxie Loreen Brock Blanton.

He had been an appliance service technician, who was of the Pentecostal faith. He found great joy in gardening.

Those left to celebrate his life are his children: Paul Edward (Robin) Blanton, Jr. of Berea, KY; Barry (Mary) Blanton of St. Cloud, FL; Stanley (Michelle) Blanton of Berea, KY; and Christina (Jon) Beasley of Lawrenceburg, KY; his grandchildren: Rachelle, Trent, Cody, Caitlyn, Savanna and Alyssa Blanton; Jameson Smith, Ace Beasley and Kam Beasley; his great grandchildren Elijah & Tristan Ater, Orion Blanton, Emma Blanton, Samantha and Chloe Campbell; his brothers: David Ray (Goldie) Blanton of Brodhead, KY; Earl Phillip (Opal) Blanton of Brodhead, KY; and Carsel (Linda) Blanton, Jr. of Mt. Vernon, KY; his sisters: Mildred Hunt of Mt. Vernon, KY; Christine (Walter Lee) Cash of Brodhead, KY; Lena Griffin of Dayton, OH; Viola Sebree of Brodhead, KY; Geneva (Bill) Meenace of Maneville, OH; and Irene Watson of Frankfort, KY. As well as a host of nieces/nephews, friends and neighbors.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Lee Blanton and his sister, Shirley Blanton Burton; his nephews: Jerry Lee Cash and Bryan David Blanton; nieces: Erica Kilpatrick and Melissa Jolene Sebree Kellar; and a grandson Ayden Blanton.

Funeral services for Paul will be held at 1PM on Saturday, November 25th, 2017 at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals with Bro. Buford Parkerson officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11AM until the funeral hour. Burial will be in the Negro Creek Cemetery. 

Edna Belle Banks

Edna Belle Banks

Edna Belle Banks was born June 27, 1932 in Laurel County and departed this life Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 85 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Nathan & Maggie Belle Cornelius.

Edna is survived by two children, Mike (Angie) Banks of Berea and Pamela (Grover) Harrison of Richmond. She is also survived by a sister, Sarah (Homer) Bowling of London. Edna was blessed with three grandsons, Andrew Tipton Banks, Christopher Harrison and Nathaniel Harrison and by a special friend Owen Harrison.

In addition to her parents, Edna was also preceded in death by her husband, Z.T. Banks and by the following siblings, Fairy, Harold, Russell, Robert, James L. and Charles Cornelius.
Edna was a member of the Richmond House of Prayer and also an Eastern Star of the Annville Chapter.

Funeral service 11:00 AM Monday, November 27, 2017 at the Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Owen Moody officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 PM Monday, November 26, 2017 at the Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Banks Cemetery.

Darlene Killion

Darlene Killion

Darlene Killion was born April 12, 1946 in Jackson County and departed this life Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Berea, being 71 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Arnold & Effie (Witt) Brockman.

Darlene is survived by her husband Lloyd Killion of McKee and by her daughter, Deanna (Ben) Burnett of Berea. She is also survived by three sisters, Lorene (James) Bailey of Muncie, IN, Lucy (Wally) Bennett of Lynn, KY and Mae (Cleston) Dennis of Connersville, IN.

In addition to her parents, Darlene was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence & Carl Brockman and by a sister, Joyce Aleene Brockman.

Darlene was employed at the Decca Record Co. for 2 years and then at Belden Wire & Cable for 20 years. She was a member of the Chapelwood Baptist Church in Winchester, IN.

Funeral service Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Ben Burnett officiating. Burial to follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Mable Jackson

Mable Jackson

Mable Jackson was born July 20, 1935 in Rockcastle County and departed this life Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond, 82 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Ebb & Ettie (Van Winkle) Baker.

Mable is survived by three children, V.K. (Patricia) Jackson of Mt. Vernon, Katherine (Johnny Wayne) Cooper of McKee and Roxie (Eugene) Dees of Mt. Vernon. She was also survived by a brother, Earl Baker of Berea and by three sisters, Ruby Bullock of IN, Lola Damerall of Nicholasville and Geraldine Reed of McKee. Mable was blessed with 15 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mable was also preceded in death by her husband, Letcher Samuel Jackson; by two children, Verlin Jackson and Arminda Abner; and by four brothers, Virgil, Glenn, Sam and Elmer Lewis Baker.

Funeral service 1:00 PM Monday, November 27, 2017 at the Deer Stable Church of God with Bro. Kevin Cooper and Bro. David Rose officiating. Burial to follow in the Big Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 PM Monday, November 26, 2017 at the Church. Lakes Funeral Home McKee is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Lee Pennington

Donald Lee Pennington

Donald Lee Pennington (better known as Smiley) was born December 29, 1953 in Madison County and departed this life Monday, November 20, 2017 at his residence, being 63 years of age. He was the son of the late Finley & Helen (Wilkerson) Pennington.

Donald is survived by his wife, Lucy (Jackson) Pennington; by his daughter, Shauna Coyle and her husband Brian and by two grandchildren, Raylee & Bryce Coyle all of Tyner. He is also survived by a brother, Bruce Pennington and his wife Joan of McKee and by two sisters, Barbara Hicks of Richmond and by his twin, Jenna Thomas of Lexington.

In addition to his parents, Donald was also preceded in death by his son, Jason Pennington and by his brother, William Franklin (Billy) Pennington.

Donald was a member of the New Beginning Community Church.

Funeral service 1:00 PM Friday, November 24, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Bobby Stevens, Bro. Hunter Isaacs and Bro. Steve Davis officiating. Visitation will be November 23, 2017 at 6PM at the funeral home. Burial to follow in the Nantz Cemetery.

Rosemary Simpson

Rosemary Simpson

Rosemary Simpson was born April 1, 1960 was born in Cincinnati, OH and departed this life Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Pikeville Medical Center, being 57 years of age. She was the daughter of the late William Leon & Ethel Joyce Hampton.

Rosemary is survived by her husband, Peyton Simpson of Manchester and by three children, David Lynn Durham and his wife Jessica of McKee, Donald Lee Durham of Sand Gap, and Jessica Odell of Manchester. She is also survived by two brothers, William L. “Bo” Hampton of Richmond and Tommy Hampton of McKee and by five sisters, Tammy Horn, Darlene Smith and Kim Hampton all of Sand Gap, Leona Young and Vonda K. Johnson both of McKee. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Rosemary was also preceded in death by her son, Gary William Durham.

Funeral service 2:00 PM Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home Mckee with Bro. Mark Horn and Bro. Jim Perine officiating. Visitation will be from 11AM until time of funeral. Burial to follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Judy Morgan

Judy Morgan was born December 3, 1957 in Madison County and departed this life Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the St. Joseph Hospital in London, being 59 years of age. She was the daughter of the late James Everett Phillips and Reba Marcum Phillips.

Judy is survived by her children, James Shears, Alicia Wilson, Billy, Darrell, Christopher & Shelley Middleton. She is also survived by her boyfriend, Ralph Mays and by two brothers, Keith Phillips and Randy Phillips. She was blessed with a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Judy was also preceded in death by a son, Danny Middleton, a brother, Paul Phillips and a sister, Rita Phillips.

Funeral service 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Kevin Lloyd officiating. Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of funeral. Burial to follow in the Bennett Cemetery.

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